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Chestnut Rau’s 4th Rez Day


There is nothing more fun than seeing someone’s hard work pay off. My good friend Chestnut Rau had her 4th rez day yesterday. Zha wanted to do something special and fun for Ches, so Zha arranged a surprise party. She got Zachh Cale to play piano and sing for an hour and then Marx Dudek came in to DJ and spin the tunes. Both of these folks are among Chestnut’s favorite entertainers and friends. Crap Mariner wrote a 100-word story in Chestnut’s honor and we all got to hear him read it aloud for the very first time. Scores of folk came through Zha’s gorgeous, fantastic party-build. Zha had beauty, robot-comfort, dancing and even a touch of kitsch. It was fun not only for Chestnut but for all her friends who got to meet and greet each other too. Considering that Chestnut had given strict instructions that there was to be NO PARTY, it’s a good thing we know when not to listen. *grin*

There were too many pictures to post, and far too many attendee names to list. Photos are all up on Flickr.

For the party that never was, it may have been the party of the year. Happy happy rez day, Chestnut!

The Night Wanderer

Life is full of little coincidences. I was reading Chestnut’s blog the other day, the one where she talked about a friend giving her a bed for free and asking her to review it. The coincidence is that that very day, *I* had received a bed from a friend of MINE. She had plurked asking for volunteers to test it out before she released it. I answered that I’d try to get in to help, but was not able to make it in time. So imagine my great pleasure to be gifted with the bed anyway. *grin* I decided that Chestnut had started a meme (although I’m not really sure this is a good use of that word), and it was my obligation to continue it. So here it is – the “I’ve been gifted with a bed” post.

I’ve mentioned my friend Thaumata Strangelove to you before – she finds great websites and plurks them to her friends. I’ve shared several of them with you already. Thau is also a VERY talented creator in SL. She builds lovely furniture and other goodies. (She’s also a great baker in RL, but I must confess I’ve only SEEN pictures of the pastries but never gotten to INGEST any.) Her store is The Grindstone in Ursa Major. Some of her recent objects are a snuggle Bed with 25 fabrics, vintage apothecary bottles and jars, octopus chandeliers and a guitar case.

Thaumata was building a bed that resembles a ship, The Night Wanderer Bed. We got to hear a lot of her comments and thoughts via Plurk as she built. The finished product is lovely, with both couple poses and single sleeper poses. I dressed up in my Pirate outfit (it seemed appropriate somehow) and Bamboo and I went aboard to try out the poses and play with the fabrics. The bed is 21 prims and only L$500. That seems like a good deal to me. /me smiles. I admit, however, that my other bed was a gift also, so I am not necessarily the most informed consumer.

What I CAN tell you, however, is that Bamboo and I LIKE this bed. It fits nicely in our beach cottage. We plan on sailing away in our dreams, secure in our Night Wanderer.


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