Saturday, April 22, 2017

New York New York Piano Lounge

Beth, Candi, and Anjelikka at the New York New York

"New York New York a small intimate lounge. Spend a romantic evening in our piano bar overlooking the Manhattan skyline. You will be entertained by Top Live Performers and DJ's. Romantic, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, R&B, Blues, Disco. Formal/Cocktail."

I think if you are looking for a cute place to go with some great DJs, this is the place for you then.
DJ Panther
DJ Panther put on a great show for tonight's "Back in time of the 80s theme".

Be prepared the place is small and gets very crowded, but it does give you that feel of being in a nightclub lounge.

Beth, Candi, Anjelikka, Praxx and Rose and a few more of our friends invaded the
We had fun listening to the great music, the people also seemed very friendly.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Voracious Greedy !

Well not really, but we were hungry for a win at Greedy with friends.

The winning is probably not that important, although I must admit winning once makes you voracious for Greedy.

If you are looking for a cool place to play Greedy that is a little different, because you know you cannot always eat the same stuff, then stop by at the Retreat and play here. Just walk through the gates past the pink car and you will see the tables. Enjoy!!! 
You can also join us and play with us. Just IM me Anjelikka)

After the game, we relax :)

P.S. You can also play Greedy on the water at the Lakehouse.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Imagine the possibilites

I often ask myself what if we imagine the possibilities if we start of Mondays with dancing. Rather than getting ready for work, let us just dance. (At least for a little bit) 

Imagination is real :)

What is great about Second Life is that you can actually do this, but hey why wait for Second Life when Real Life is not an imagination of your mind, but something that is real.

I think I would like that very much and no it does not involve the acrobatic type of movements (lol, not at my age) but just some swaying to the music. I am doing this right now. Well, somewhat but with my cat.

Then there is the saying: Everything you imagine is real by Picasso. So, in other words, that would make Second Life real and when we dance we are really dancing. 

That also means we are real. I think people who are in Second Life sometimes forget that they are real but represented in their avatar. Of course, we used our imagination to create that avatar, but don't we do this already in real life too. We get dressed in the clothes we bought and have the hairstyle we want because we imagined it and it became real or we made it a reality.

So here it on Mondays because imagine the possibilities.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!!

There is a lot of confusion regarding what Easter Sunday is all about. For some, Easter Sunday is about the Easter Bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts.

It is commonly thought that the word Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. The only problem with this theory is that it has no basis in history. The existence of a goddess named Eastre or a spring festival in her honor is based on pure conjecture. The same is true of the origin of the Easter bunny and Easter eggs—no one knows for sure how these things became a part of Easter observances. The most we can say is that the word Easter is probably related to the word east (ost in German) and that the Saxons had a month they called Eosturmononath.

at The Willows :)

The legend of the Easter bunny bringing eggs appears to have been brought to the United States by settlers from Germany. The German tradition of the Easter bunny (or Oschter Haws) migrated to America in the 1700s, accompanying German immigrants, many of whom settled in Pennsylvania. Over the past 200 years, the Easter bunny has become the most commercially recognized symbol of Easter in the United States. Other countries use other animals as the symbol of Easter, such as the cuckoo (in Switzerland).

In legend, the Easter bunny also called the Easter hare and the spring bunny, brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy, and sometimes toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter, in much the same way as Santa Claus is said to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up in the morning, giving rise to the tradition of the Easter egg hunt. Obviously, none of this comes from the Bible.

Easter Sunday at the Basement Club!!!

We wish you a very HAPPY EASTER, no matter how you celebrate it :)

Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Chapel at the Retreat Spring Wedding!!!

Congratulations go out to Ledd & Lexa on their beautiful wedding here at the Chapel at the Retreat.

It is always a pleasure to perform a wedding and make the newlywed couple feel special.

The colors were lovely in green, gold and white. Perfect for Spring.

We also had a reception right after the wedding at the upper level of the Basement Club.

Once again, congratulations to Ledd & Lexa for picking the Chapel at the Retreat and the Basement for your wedding. We wish you lots of love and happiness.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Planetarium Dome

"Ready to feel the cosmic connection? Dance, cuddle, relax and orbit in an ethereal environment. Ride the rocket and meet the aliens. Unveil the future of human race."

Planetarium Dome is most definitely a nice place to explore and hang out at.
Beam me up!

I loved floating around in space. This was a lot of fun and I recommend the place. Lots of friendly people here as well. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

And the winner is.... me! Really?

People who know me in real life know that I love photography. I quickly learned about photography in Second Life and fell in love with it. Like the real life adventures I take to find the perfect picture, I do this in Second Life as well. I am not that fond of too much photoshopping because it takes away from the real beauty of what you saw. I usually just use filter and crop.

I never really entered a Photo Contest before, but this time I thought why not try it. Besides, it gave me the opportunity to take some really nice pictures.

So, one night in the wee hours before I went to bed I went to Epiphainein's sim and did it. I took pictures as I explored.

The sim is really beautiful and as you land, there are many props and poses, but my advice is to go to the outside and explore and see the nature all around. (right after this coffee)

And here it is my entry:
I won first place...yeah. Please do go and see all the other winners, there is so much talent here, it is amazing.

Thank you so much for the honor of First Place in this contest. I am thrilled and honored :)

Friday, April 7, 2017

Rezz me into your dreams!!!

"I hope he does"
Of course, that is possible. There is some work you have to do so it can happen. It is not that hard really. Start with a daydream of the memories you already have. Suggest with a few hints and then talk about some of these ideas. For example, the castle and maybe it rained. You have seen a castle, you have been to a castle, go back and pick from your memory. 

Discuss your future plans of meeting at a castle. Talk about it in detail and then before you go to bed tell the person..." hey, don't dream of all that rain," this is an indirect command of dreaming and suggesting to not dream of the negative, like in this case the rain but instead to dream about the beautiful castle.
...and poof you are right into their dream. Yes, at the castle. 
"Dream my love!"
And here I am rezzed into your dream. If you want to go to this beautiful castle just stop by at Sanssouci Park. Create the memory of being here together and then try dreaming together. This is a really relaxing park, so make sure you look around and see the gallery and the garden.
Sanssouci Park

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Checkpoint Charlie!!! New BerlinII

In front of remains of the "Wall" in Berlin

Checkpoint Charlie is something I am sure you have heard about at one point or another during your history lessons in school.

"Checkpoint Charlie was first set up in August 1961, when communist East Germany erected the Berlin Wall to prevent its citizens from fleeing to the democratic West. While it was only one of several crossings in and around Berlin—there was also a Checkpoint Alpha and Bravo—Charlie was notable for its location on Friedrichstrasse, a historic street in the American-occupied city center. Even more important was that it was the only gateway where East Germany allowed Allied diplomats, military personnel, and foreign tourists to pass into Berlin’s Soviet sector. In response, the United States, France and Britain stationed military police at Checkpoint Charlie to ensure their officials had ready access to the border. The Allied guards spent most of their time monitoring diplomatic and military traffic, but they were also on hand to register and provide information to travelers before they ventured beyond the Wall."

Checkpoint Charlie

I hope you go and look around at this place. There are shops here as well as events that happen. The location is right next to the GNC German Newbie Center (GNC)

At the Alexanderplatz Plaza

Watch the video to get some more information about the Real Life Checkpoint Charlie, which is now a tourist attraction for anybody who comes and visits the beautiful city of Berlin.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Sock Hop!!!

I must say the sock hop was an amazing success. It is all because of the incredible friends we have made throughout the years. The music was perfect and the diner looked fabulous.
Thank you to the following people and their support, without you, we could never do this.
Annie, the lovely hostess who takes it all quietly and smiles :)
Candi, always sexy and charming.
Tom, you looked great in the pink jacket...we love you :)
Dandy, always good to have an extra DJ in the house.
Deb, what would a party be without you?
Suzi, always good to see you...cute outfit.
Jack and Corina, the only couple I know that got married in SL over and over and over again, and that to each other.
Micheal and Charming, always fun to have you two with us, you are funny, witty and we enjoy you.
And of course "Greg", you are part of the we, you know what I mean.

Our lovely pig "Babe" helped us laugh and play the new game "What did Babe eat?" and we found out he ate some strange things. We had winners who guessed both games and congratulations on your cash prizes.

Thank you all for making this a success and yes we are one year's old now.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Once upon a time....

Not every fairy tale has fairies or mystical creatures of fantasy, some have people. That is why sometimes you just have to look around you and see the colors of the flowers and hear the sounds of the singing birds, feel the wind on your skin. Close your eyes for a moment and imagine yourself there. 

Every time I log into Second Life I am there at that place. It is a magical place for people and their creative minds to meet and dance to their desires. I love being here and dream of you. Yes! You :)

In that book which is
My memory . . .
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words . . .
Here begins a new life

– Dante Alighieri

And for a moment, time is still and we forget the sorrows of life as we know. 

There are days we live
as if death were nowhere
in the background; from joy
to joy to joy, from wing to wing,
from blossom to blossom to
impossible blossom, to sweet impossible blossom.

Li-Young Lee

   ...and so it goes on. Smile always when you think of me and before you do go to sleep and smile again when you wake. I am here.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Why some men don't dance?

Sometimes no matter what you try, there are those men who just don't dance. I suppose there are many reasons why men don 't dance. 
For example, we have "Grum" who only on rare occasions dances. It is kind of like the small percentage you get from a gacha machine. You will keep adding and you will get the common prize.

I don't think dancing is a man's thing to do. Let's face it those men on Dancing with the Stars are celebrities and it is television.Of course, they dance for a big sum of money.

Men are ever so conscious of who is watching if they are going to do the juicy wiggle around others, especially if men are looking. Ha, you thought us women do that? Nope men are guilty of that, they look and compare and if they look anything silly or not manly, they will not do it. I think they have a point here.

But then again, men look very silly and strange when they yell at the television just because the other team scored. I know they, the men, will argue over this and say that football or any sports interactions are a normal motion for a guy and dancing is not. Think back when men dancing were in style. That was way back, right? Yes, that was when they wore a suit and danced that swing with real ladies (they were dressed and not half naked). I kinda like those days and wished I would have been from that era, but then again that would make me extremely old right now.

Well, either way, stop by on a Thursday Night at the CLUB between 8-10 PM SLT and I will dance with you. Now you know you will dance :)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


For all of you who have spent numerous hours and days that turned into years in Second Life (SL) the installation of "The Story" by Sniper Siemens is a must see. Even if you are new to Second Life you will appreciate this. 

SL has come a very long way from the early primitive times that started in 1999 with Philip Rosedale creating the company Linden Lab.

Map of Second Life in 2002
Sniper has done a marvelous job with this installation that runs until June 2017.
Sniper Simon
I enjoyed the little train ride that begins in 1999 and takes you through the years of the evolution of Second Life. You can also walk the path and take your time looking at everything. It is worth it for sure. Let's face it SL was nothing way back in time as we know it now.

Avatars were primitars in those days and they could not do much other than fly and shoot things. I believe in the young days of SL people operating the primitars loved the shooting of things.

(I am glad we don't need to do this now anymore, although for those who love shooting there are many role playing groups in SL for that).

I am still smiling over the cute little train, thank you, Sniper :)

My first journey into Second Life started in 2011 although I had heard about it and looked at it at one point some years prior, but I never logged on until that September of 2011. 

The history of " The Story" is an important one to tell. So many hours and money that has been invested into this virtual world is an amazing thing. It is always changing and yet some things remain. Looking back to where it all started makes you absolutely appreciate where you are now. "The Story" is your story as well. It has something we all can relate with. We changed with it along the way. 

Some of us are afraid of change, but some change is good and necessary for growth. 

Some may be afraid of the new platform called Sansar. Don't be afraid. It will be just another virtual world to explore. I doubt that Second Life is going away, but I know it will change for us, with us. Because we are Second Life.

Be sure to watch Sniper's Video about " The Story", it is a great piece of art as is his installation of the history of Second Life.
I do hope the installation will not end and go on and on as things change. It really should.