Op;ed: Au contraire. On ideas and opinions.

Amazing! Great points and well written, as always!

Kim Solvang Andersen

on ideas

Some time back, I tried reading “Atlas Shrugged”, written by Ayn Rand. I posted a picture of this book – a beat up old paperback version – to my Facebook, with the caption “This should be interesting”. Or something to that effect. I did not have to wait long before the comments started ticking in. All but one of them were opposed to the book at hand. This is not the first time this has happened, and it won`t be the last.

Now, I do not expect to post anything on social media without getting comments. That kinda goes against the purpose of SOCIAL media. But it did make me think. See, the overarching assumptions were that I had to agree with the ideas exposed within, since I was reading it. That whatever one consumes of ideas, culture, art, etcetera, necessarily reflects ones own view of the world. You read…

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The Smell of The Ocean

The smell of the ocean

At the place where I live in RL I can sometimes smell the ocean. I live by a fjord which is strictly not the ocean, but when the wind is right the scent of salt sea and sand blows in and I always get so happy when it does. I have always lived close to water my whole life and I am not sure I could ever live so far away from it that I couldn’t see it or smell it. There is something so fresh, clean and familiar that I think I would feel like I had lost a part of myself if it was not a part of my daily life anymore.

 

Picture taken @ Once Upon a Dream

Pose: Clara 2 by RK Poses now @ Shiny Shabby

Blueberry – Lace Tops Gift – Short – Maitreya
Blueberry – Babe Shorts – Version 2 – Maitreya
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (Left) Protruding
^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (Right) Protruding
tram G0303 hair
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: I Love You (L)

My own way #2

Lovely focus on what’s important in life!

Kim Solvang Andersen

min eigen veg 2 blogg

The re-evaluation of my life. A strange feeling. Weird energies flow from the gut to the throat, pouring out like so much vomit. A forced re-evaluation of priorities and values, brought on by illness, stress and madness.

Previously, my aim in life was some form of success. From writing, or drawing. Not even success as such. I just wanted to earn a decent living from doing what I love. I`m not good at that much, honestly. I`m good at drawing and writing, fairly well versed in the production of alcoholic beverages and decent enough at gardening. I`m also very good at one other thing. But that`s between me and my wife, you filth. Heh. Weird energies from the gut again.

My goal was economic independence, an important goal for me. Seems it`s dead in the dust now, these strange pains and horrid lack of energy engulfing me, wrapping me in…

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Perfect Friday!

Perfect friday

Today is another RL “moments” picture.
I was roasting some tomatoes to make a sauce for the pizza margerita my husband and I was gonna have for dinner tonight when I got another of those feelings of a perfect moment. Hubby was asking what wine I wanted with the pizza and we were discussing what to watch as we ate. Options were “Futurama” or “Chicken Little”, yes we are cartoon nuts.

The thought of having someone I can share such an ordinary Friday night in with overwhelmed me. Home made pizza with herbs grown by hubby on the balcony, three kinda-cheap-but-very-good wines to choose form to go with it and a cartoon we have watched before.
It is not every day one comes across a person who find this enjoyable and still wanna do it with you after 11 years together!

I feel so incredibly lucky to have my man beside me. We have gone through a lot of tough times and when I say that I mean very tough! There were times I was afraid we might not make it but here we are another day, another ordinary Friday. Another – perfect – Friday!

I love you! Always yours as you will always be mine!

❤ from your Nea

 

 

On my gorgeous hubby:

.LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier
DOUX – Gentleman Hairstyle [Unrigged] RIGHT
DOUX – Mesh moustache [Ginger] .V2
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Beard 1
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier
COLD-ASH BELLEZA JAKE Size – CHINO Shorts (NAVY-ANCHOR) Group Gift
COLD-ASH BELLEZA JAKE Size – MONTANA Tee (SageGreen)
-:zk:- Bangle Brown special Cosmopolitan Calendar Cosmopolitan gift
{COLD-ASH} MESH LEATHER BRACELET(Group Gift)
COLD ASH – Mens MOKANE Bracelet – R (Classic Av)

 

 

On my in love self:

.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
*YS&YS* Tone 01 Body applier v2.0 for Maitreya
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (Left) Protruding
^^Swallow^^ Pixie Ears (Right) Protruding
TETRA – Coconut hair Light tones HUD
Doux babyhair
tram G1224 hair (modded)
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
Tres Blah – Roma Dress (Maitreya) – Paisley @ Collabor88

 

Scenery:

Location: Neva River Village
Scarlet Creative Harry Pottering Shed
{what next} Little Haven Portable TV (white)
pizza margherita by Joey Dhara
Pizza tray: Nutmeg. Kate’s Bowl w/Red Napkins (modded)
Apple Fall Masculine Bar (modded)
Apple Fall Juliette Teapot
Apple Fall Macarons in Box
220ML – Gold Revelion [Cup w/ Wine]
Nutmeg. Chesterfield Sofa Group Gift PG
~BAZAR~ Paris – Wine bottle spilled

 

 

 

Books, Coffee, Cakes and Wine!

 

Coffee, books, cake, wine

Today is just some deco from me. I am in love with this counter setup at the moment. I’ll have one slice of everything and a cup of coffee please! Oh, and some wine, can’t have a good book without a nice glass of wine!

If you need me I’ll be over here by the window enjoying myself

 

Super sweet and relaxed<3 from Nea

 

 

Apple Fall Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea
Apple Fall Scented Candle
Apple Fall Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake
Bottle of Fremont red wine
{what next} Easter Cake (chocolate frosting)
{what next} Victoria Sponge Cake – Group Gift
Apple Fall fig and Blackberry Cake
dust bunny . woodland dreams . doughnut cake
Apple Fall Macarons in Box
{what next} Colonna Cookie Jar
{what next} Victoria Sponge Slice – Group Gift
{af} 1st Day of Christmas Coffee Cup
~JA~ Tipjar Cash Register
{what next} Colonna Beverage Extras (marshmallows)
{what next} Colonna Syrup Bottles
{what next} Hot Apple Cider Jar Dispenser -with apples
{what next} Hot Chocolate Jar Dispenser
{what next} Cafe Memo Board
Apple Fall Mercantile Bookshelf – Double
PHP – 2 LI 2, part mesh bookcase,
Apple Fall Juliette Teaset
LAGOM – Forgotten stack of plates
{what next} Colonna Buffet Sideboard (with shelf decor)
Apple Fall Reclaimed Door Counter
floorplan. garden string light metal curve/5

Trompe Loeil – Garden Bard Abode (no gardens)

 

 

Some Unpopular Views Right Here

Hello Corner Creatures! Today is something completely different.

Some Unpopular Views

To start this of. This is neither fashion, decor, specific to Second Life or me by any means, but I just had to get this of my chest. It has been bugging me for quite a while.

This was all so clear in my head before I started typing it out, but that is often how it is when I come up with topics that are important to me. All the good points presents themselves crystal clear only to dissappear as soon as they catch glimpse of my keyboard.
Well anyway here it goes:

In the last few years I have stood by and seen the world spiral down into something I thought was gonna be a blip on the radar. Suddenly the world looks like it is out to gather as many politically correct points as possible. As I try to stay clear of the news as often as I can I have not gotten the full blow of it, but now it has seeped into some ofthe Youtube channels I love to watch and I see it on my friends list on Facebook, Plurk, Instagram and Twitter.
Really? Why do you have to tell us every few sentences that you don’t buy makeup tested on animals when you told us months ago you would stop. Why do you have to make a point of you being a woman and accomplishing something? Why do you have to call people racist because they don’t agree with your idea of beauty? You don’t get any extra points for saying any of this. Oh, wait. You do in this world!

I am not good with words, formulating sentences or stuff like this, but I just can’t understand it. Not any of it. I get the part where you discover something new, like being a vegan, and you wanna talk about it to the people you care about, but shoving it down our throats? No thank you!
And for accomplishing a goal of yours, it has nothing to do with your gender. People do it all the time, it takes hard work and patience. It is not a privilege that is handed to you.
And for the use of the word “racist”. That word has changed it’s meaning to include everyone who doesn’t absolutely worship the ground people not from the west walks on.

This world has me tearing my hair out and tears running down my cheeks in pure and simple frustration! I just don’t understand when we all became so self righteous and eager for sympathy points and virtue signaling?
What does the world have to gain except hate and alienating ones fellow humans. We are one and we seem to have forgotten that. I thought this was a blip, a spot on the horizon, but was I wrong! That dot on the horizon was a meteor the size of Europe and it hit me square in the face. Ouch!
With the whole of my body and mind I can’t grasp how some people manage to look at themselves in the mirror in the morning and don’t shudder of the sight But then again, that would require a healthy dose of self reflecting and that is some dangerous stuff right there. I know, I’ve tried *shudders*

I am not wanting to start drama over this at all, but that is probably what is gonna happen if anyone even reads this post After all this is touchy subjects and my views are not popular at all, hence the reason why I have stood silent for so long. I can’t do that any longer though. as I said the meteor finally hit and when people with views so different, and in my opinion hurtful, than mine takes over our so called unbiased national TV station and so many of the social platforms out there people with view similar to mine have to speak up and take the shitstorm that might follow.

I guess to sum this all up it is time for my pixels to remind you all that we are all human. Except child molesters and people who talks at the theater. Those are not people at all.

 

Just regular old ❤ from Nea

Recreate your first Deco Tag!

Hello Corner Creatures

https://flic.kr/p/22i55bZeatures!

I have been thinking about this tag challenge for a week now and I finally got it up and ready! Woohoo! This is my first tag so I am not sure I am doing this right, but I so want to see what other peoples first photo setup was
The challenge is to recreate the first picture you took of a scene you set up in Second Life. You can recreate it using the same items that you used then, if you have them still, or create a completely new scene based on the old one. I chose to do the latter simply because I could not find even half of the items I used for the old one. I also can’t even remember if the building I used is something I got somewhere or one I made myself. But because of the simplicity of it I chose to make the new backdrop from scratch.

Recreating my first Deco old Tag

I think I managed to stay pretty true to my original setup. Having the room divider, a fireplace, candles, rugs, stuff on the wall and a place to sit.
In the video you can see me trying to get some pumpkins into the new setup, but I couldn’t make them look good in there so I dropped them and thought “plants will do”.
Regarding the awful tree stump in the right front of the original set, I do still have it and just – nope. I didn’t even like that one back then but I had it so in it went. I chose the Garden Comfort Chair from CONVAIR in the “Southern Comfort” Deco(c)rate instead. It had a similar organic and out-of-place-inside feel to it. I had a big problem finding this chair though. Could not for the life of me remember which crate it was from so I had to take a field trip to my family’s sim to check the name of it.

Overall I feel like I have achieved about the same look as the scene and am pretty happy with it. I am looking forward to see you guys do the same!

I tag: Jarla , Callie and Alicia

I hope you guys got time to try this!

 

Rules for the challenge:

1. The picture must be the earliest one you’ve got showing you flexing your decorative muscles.
2. You can recreate the picture exactly using the same pieces you used then or like I did use new items positioned similarly to the old one
3. Post both pictures either side by side or separately naming the “Recreating my first Deco new/old”. They can be posted on your blog, Flickr or any other place you use, just leave a link in the comments on this post
4. Tag your friends to do the same

 

❤ from Nea

 

The scene:

CONVAIR Garden Comfort Chair (Southern Comfort Deco(c)rate)
Pewpew! Steel Heater – Black (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Soy. Wall art [Sea Echo]
Stockholm&Lima:Boho Black Out Curtain #1
Soy. Potted Pothos [Ssize]
GOOSE – Pallet hangbed (Timeless Romance Deco(c)rate)
floorplan. garden string light metal curve/9
Vagabond – Ophelia’s Room Divider (Animated) (Frozen Elegance Deco(c)rate)
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Lsize]
[DDD] Twinkle Patches – Corner
Soy. One gerbera in cider bottle vase
Soy. One gerbera in beer bottle vase
Soy. pine branch
MudHoney Cozy Corner (Cozy Nights Deco(c)rate)
dust bunny . olivia armoire . grey

 

What I am wearing:

tram G1224 hair Collabor88
Addams // Robyn Crop Top // Maitreya
Blueberry – Pizza Jeans – BlueberryBooty – Maitreya
Tuty Dalila hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
*YS&YS* Tara Tone 01 Skin Applier – Lelutka BENTO Head
*YS&YS* Tone 01 Body applier v2.0 for Maitreya
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
A R T E – Juvel Eyes [LeLutka]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R

[Juju] Lolly Maitreya Group Gift

 

Sitting Down and Shutting Up!

Sitting down and shutting up

Ages ago I promised you guys another video of how I do my pictures in SL. Well the day that you all have been waiting for has finally arrived! I am sure you all have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for this to happen, or not haha. But anyway I enjoyed setting this scene up and it captured a moment in my RL that happened only minutes before. Please watch it here!

To set the scene for you guys: I am on the floor playing with our dog and my husband is finishing up an article whilst listening to music on our stereo. I am sitting back towards a chair, the speaker right in front of me and I get the full blast of the music: Maria Solheim Behind Closed doors. In those precious few moments there was nothing else but the sensation of the music and the feeling of the floor beneath me. I was living in that moment and it was everything.

It was a rather lovely experience and the second after that moment disappeared I knew I wanted to recreate it in Second Life. I thought it was a nice opportunity to use some of the items I got in the Deco(c)rate as well.

Anyway, I hope you guys like the video and please check out Maria Solheim. She is an amazing singer!

And a special thanks to my husband who helped inspire me with his music. Please check out his work!

 

What I am living the moment in:

Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Vero Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
A R T E – Juvel Eyes [LeLutka]
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (L)
EarthStones Solitaire Stud – Diamond (R)
EarthStones Celtic Claddagh Ring (BENTO)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R
-Pixicat- Fall.Sweater – Cream (Maitreya)
Izzies cozy tights in dark brown
[ MUDSKIN ]_Honey Lip LeLutka Applier

 

The scene:

llorisen // wilby pied-a-terre skybox
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Binoculars Case
Serenity Style-Glam Wish Cards
Opassande Books
Kalopsia – Cozy Book Stack
Bazar Arizona-Books clutter
DaD “Vintage rotary phone” c/m V.1.0
steREO COMPONTENS IN STAND
Life of Me – Granny’s Crapola Ashtray – Teal (cig giver)
MudHoney Audrey Sconce – Bronze
Apple Fall Natural Weave Circular Rug – Grey
Soy. Scattered papers
:CP: Champagne Mirror
ARIA – Kingsley Armchair
Apple Fall Books Occasional Table w/ Blanket
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
Apple Fall Joanne Crystal Lamp
Pewpew! Leather Pouf – Brown (PG)

House Tour and packing it all up

Hi Corner Creatures!

Packing up Willowdale

Today I got a video for you guys. A few days ago I had to pack up my home at Willowdale Estate due to some unplanned events. I really will miss this place though and moving was a hard choice, but one that had to happen:( Well, I won’t go into the negative here. It is an awesome place with that little extra attention to detail and service. I don’t think I have waited more than two hours in total for a reply after contacting the owner about one issue or another, hehe.

A little about my land: I rented a corner lot with sunset view and a glorious beach, which I removed for winter though, so it won’t make a big appearance in the video. The potential of the land will however. At least I think so, but I decorated it so of course I’d say that, haha. Well, I’ll stop boring you now, please hop on over to Youtube, or check out more of my blog if you just came from there.

Check out Willowdale Estate to see what the fuzz is about: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Theron/54/191/57

 

Don’t remember all the credits to this shot as I forgot to take them:

Scarlet Creative Classy Manor
Framed bowties from Apple Fall
Jewlry and watch cases from Bazar
I think the lamp and jewelry box is from Dust Bunny.
Trees outside are from Studio Skye

Holding You Tight Dancing Each Friday

Happy New Year Corner Creatures!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and the the new year is treating you well so far, I know I had the best Christmas ever thanks to my amazing RL husband!

Holding you tight Dancing each Friday

In December I got a brand spanking new desktop which now enables me to film better in SL and that is just what I have been doing every chance I have gotten hehe. I have even tested out live streaming on YouTube a few times. Unfortunately I don’t have a microphone yet, so I haven’t been able to record any voice, but I am working on getting better at editing my videos though, so maybe they can be entertaining to watch anyways? You tell me.

Now to the actual thing of this: I have decided to start a few projects this year one of them being filming a video of my husband and me dancing in Second Life one Friday every month. We actually do this in real life too. Each Friday my husband fires up the record player and plays Embraceable You with Nat King Cole and we dance, sometimes with our chihuahua too, haha. She stands on the floor next to us and looks up with her big brown eyes until one of us pick her up.

Anyway back to the story. *pats her dog on the head* My husband surprised me with this song as our first dance at our wedding. The dance wasn’t planned as my sweet husband suffers from some serious back pain that gets worse with stress so we figured not to add any more stress by having to dance in front of all our guests. I always wanted to dance with my man at our wedding, but thought we could dance later or the next day in our honeymoon suite, so I wasn’t too bummed out that we decided to forgo the first dance.
In the middle of us relaxing after the wedding dinner and cake I am chatting with some friends and suddenly hear one of my favourite songs coming on in the background and the volume gets turned up. I turn around and see my husband walking towards me and reaching out his hand. I don’t remember what he said or if he said anything, but I remember us dancing and me holding him so tight it shows in all of the photos taken during the dance. That was the moment I cried at our wedding. I was too nervous at the actual ceremony, lol. It was one of the best moments of my life!
We have danced every Friday we have spent together ever since, and just passed our ten year anniversary together ❤

I any of you guys know about any good places to dance in SL I’d love to know about them.

New Year ❤ from Nea and Fala

 

Our location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Shawangunk/197/64/100

 

What the husband is wearing:

LeLutka.Head.Andrea 3.1
.LeLutka.Eyes.Andrea 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1M
-Belleza- Jake Mesh Body *Beta* V1.0
Clef de Peau.Body Tight T1 [JAKE] Applier
DOUX – Gentleman Hairstyle [Unrigged] RIGHT
DOUX – Mesh moustache [Ginger] .V2
DOUX – Big mesh beard [Ginger] Beard 1
A&D Clothing -Blazer ~Wesley~ Mesh JAKE Coffee
COLD ASH BELLEZA JAKE Size (Cuffv1) – DEAN Chinos (Black)
A&D Clothing – Shoes -Firenze- JAKE Coffee
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding Band
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring MALE R

 

What the wife is wearing:

Tuty Bruna hairbase for Lelutka Blonde&Brown (tattoo layer)
.LeLutka.Head.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Eyes.Greer 3.0
.LeLutka.Teeth.P_1
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [RIGHT]// MIX
L’Etre – Basic Mesh ears 2017 [LEFT]// MIX
L’Etre – Isabela Skin for Lelutka Head [Ivory Tone]
L’Etre – Maitreya Body Appliers [Ivory tone]
DOUX – Luna Hairstyle [M] (reds pack)
DOUX – Juniper hairstyle [left bang] [UNRIGGED] (reds pack)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand R V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Bento Hand L V4.1
Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V4.1
*{Junbug}* Edwardian Engagement Ring [Rose Gold]
*~*NeA’s*~* Gold Wedding and Anniversary Band
EarthStones Solitaire Necklace – Diamond
**RE** Snowflake Earring L (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
**RE** Snowflake Earring R (Now as free gift at Fameshed)
Cae :: Engraved :: Bracelet :: Daughter (L)
~Gold & Silver~Wedding Ring FEMALE R
*COCO*_NordicSweaterDress(Navy)_MT
TETRA – Lara high boots – Maitreya (fatpack)

 

Check out my husbands work: http://www.blurb.com/user/Falaacus

https://www.flickr.com/photos/152465815@N04/