C Is For Chairs

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I did a quick inventory search on “chairs” yesterday. I was shocked at how many returns I had! From comfy, deep armchairs to straight-backed wooden chairs to cushy and not-so-cushy stools, I’ve got more than I could ever use and many I forgot I had. Some are gacha prizes, others from furniture sets, several are pose props but most are just single chairs that I saw and had to have. I rezzed out a few for this photograph – I could have included a lot more, but hey, I’ve got to do the credits 😉

Oddly enough, while I love home furnishings in Second Life, my avatar rarely sits, unless I’m posing for a picture. I find it strange that even when having friends over for a visit, we usually end up standing around, rather than sitting down for a chat. It’s not like there isn’t at least 100 places to sit on the island. And it’s also not like I couldn’t rez at least a few dozen different chairs or sofas or cushions or benches if what I have displayed wasn’t to my guest’s liking. I have noticed this when I visit other people’s homes, as well.

Is it a common SL phenomenon? Or am I just lacking in social graces? Do you sit when hanging around at home or going to see other people? Do you think people might be more likely to sit if I didn’t have my chairs in a pile?

C is for chairs…and C is for confused!

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*Angel Chair: 22769 ~ [bauwerk] Angelic Chair HIGH LOD (white) by Paco Pooley
Butterfly chair: {what next} Butterfly Chair Photography Prop by FrankLee Anatra
Covered chair: Apple Fall AF Slipcover Chair (Tapestry) RARE by Apple Fall (gacha prize)
Wooden chair: Little House of Curios – Vintage Wood Side Chair 1 by Lindsay Pinelli
Bunny chair: floorplan. bunny chair / blue by Tegan Serin (former hunt prize)
Stool: .:Standby Inc. – Akira Chair V.2 by StandbyInc
Pink armchair: Alouette – The Bibliotheque Chair – Pink by Scarlet Chandrayaan (gacha prize)
Green lawn chair: -Tres Blah- -tb- Spring Living – Chair (Blue) by Julliette Westerburg (gacha prize)
White wooden chair: LISP Montmartre Chair White by Pandora Popstar
White spindle chair: *ionic* Spirit Chair by Iakua Arriaga
Camping chair: Cheeky Pea – :CP: Tyne Camping Chair Bright Stripe by Isla Gealach
Crate chair: Consignment – [Con.] Fossil Hunter – Crate Chair 1 by Valiantco (gacha prize)
Lawn chair: {what next} Pre-loved Lawn Chair (Brighton Rock 1) by Winter Thorn
Folding chair: junk. juju chair. smartie. by Tab Tatham (gacha prize)

I Went Shopping For Shorts

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My favourite shorts ever are the Paneled Shorts by Tres Blah. I even blogged about them. I bought a couple of colours when they were out at Collabor88 a few months ago. I had no idea when I went back to purchase another colour (or five) that I would find myself in such a surrealistic wonderland.

The shorts can be found at the Tres Blah store at Tableau. I can only describe this sim as Area 51 meets Haunted Carnival meets Jurassic Park in Tijuana. It is surreal and colourful and you have to see it to believe it. Yes, there are quite a few stores there, but they are all huddled together in a little town, surrounded by a riot of surprises. Tumble weeds roll lazily past only to come to a rest against the leg of a dinosaur. A Fun House clown’s smile is the frame for what appears to be a retirement corral for merry-go-round horses. Unexploded atomic bombs are nestled amid the broken down buildings. The music is a strange combination of elevator music/big band/carnival sounds. You must see it to understand just how eerily beautiful it is.

I’m not going to act as your tour guide, but click past the cut to see a few of the sights.

And to think, all I wanted was to buy a pair of shorts.

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