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Happy Holiday at the CnP!



Sometimes you not only get what you need, but you get what you want. Prad, Bailey and Rrish brought my holiday wish to reality. It was wonderful. Truly wonderful. I think it had all the elements of a Crown and Pearl party, even though we were missing a few key people (Bailey Dazy – I missed you, but I hope you had wonderful time at the RL event). What makes a CnP party?

The people: I started a list back when I expressed my wish. I knew I’d forgotten some folk on that list, but it was fantastic to see them again. Dancing with some of my very favorite people!
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The DJs: Always wonderful. Prad started it off, of course. *grin* Singing along to the songs. Despite the abuse. Aribeth, Rrishanna, and Bailey were all due to take the helm.
The chat: Yep, it degenerated, spun off track, was inconsequential, loving, abusive, fond, teasing, incomprehensible.
The CnP: Dressed up in its winter finery.
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Outfits: Encouraged to dress to impress, everyone did. That was vague enough to allow all sorts of self-expression! And new looks – some avatars had make-overs!! woot!

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The animals: You know you are at the CnP when there is some infestation of animals. Sometimes it’s squirrels, sometimes the floor vanishes and it’s fish, sometimes it’s sheep and reindeer.

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The explosions: I confess that I had to leave before the grand finale, when all the explosions went off and the CnP was blasted back to prims, but I did see the setup begin.

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Odd objects: There are always a few strange things rezzed and left about: walkers with headlights, flying purple bombs. Hey, look. It’s the CnP – you need to take that kind of stuff in stride.
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Sim Full: Oh yes, almost from the get-go we hit the sim limit. 🙂 I forgot to take a picture of the map, to show all the green dots INSIDE and all the green dots lined up at the border. NEXT time we use a bigger sim. *grin*

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Unexpected expulsions: One moment you are there, the next – poof! You were ejected. No, no one really know why, just grab a taxi and get back inside.

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It was a wonderful, wonderful time. It sounded to me as if most everyone was having as much fun as I was. Of course I took a zillion pictures. I can only put half a zillion up here, but the rest are up on my Flickr account – I did try to get most everyone who was there while I ws. And yes – I DID get my holiday dance with Dale. 🙂

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HUMONGO HUGS to Prad, Bailey and Rrish who made the effort to reconstruct the Crown and Pearl and dress it in its holiday best. You guys are fantastic! Have I mentioned that I think we should do a first day of Spring party???? *grin*


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Did you hear???? Do you KNOW???? It’s happening!!!!! I’m getting my holiday wish!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay yay yay!!!!! The Crown and Pearl, like Brigadoon, shall appear tomorrow, for one day only! (Or so it is claimed.) Thank you Thank you Thank you Bailey, Prad and Rrish!!!!!! You are WONDERFUL!!!! (They snuck me pics for an advance preview – it’s BEEEEEEYUUUUUUUTIFUL! a winter wonderland!)

/me hopes certain schedules work out for a dance. *hopeful grin*

Thursday. Dec 23, 2010. 12 noon SLT. The Crown and Pearl!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you need the taxi, ping me. *grin* I wil BE THERE!!!!!!!!

My Holiday Wish List

The holiday referenced is New Year’s Eve. My wish – to recapture a little of SL glory past. I have been thinking on how to word what I want to recapture. I realized that the “peak” SL moment typically differs from person to person. There are the oldies who say it happened in 2003 – the first moments. Then there are those who claim it was 2006. For me, obviously, it happened between July 2008 and now. *grin* And it IS all about me, let us not forget. Even my own “peak” moment does not encapsulate everything. It’s missing a lot of people who I knew then but weren’t part of the selected locale. It’s missing all of the building and learning I did for work. Most of the people that I want to be there would tell me that I’m wrong – that was NOT the peak time for that place. That is all true. But I want what I want.

I want a New Year’s Eve party at the Crown and Pearl this year. Yes, I know there is no more CnP. I know that everyone has moved on to other places, other pursuits. I know that many of the people who I think of when I think of the CnP are not even in SL anymore. Many of the people I want there were not on my Friends List nor am I on theirs. But they were there.

I want Prad and Bailey to reopen the Crown and Pearl for a holiday party. Dress-up. I want to see the people I think of as “my” regulars. I want all my other friends to come also, so they can experience a CnP moment too. I want to hear the DJs. I want a sploder. I want silliness and good humor. I want sheep. *grin* I want to see: Bails, Prad, Alann, Aribeth, Bailey (yes, there ARE two),Dark, Hell, Jellen, Mowgli, Nat, Rrish, Stoo, Landsend, Marisa, Clare, Ryker, BabyGlock, Kumi, Lucien and all the other people who used to be there but now I can’t remember their names because my brain is a sieve for things like names. But I want them all. (I’d really like all my NCI friends and my work friends and friend friends showing up as well.) And I want my New Year’s Eve day dance with Dale.

BOING!

Last night was one of those times that reminded me that SL used to be about fun for me. Hanging with friends, laughing, playing, letting off steam. It’s not always supposed to be about work and deadlines.

I’d logged in, was just standing there in my room, reading messages, thinking about what to do next. Suddenly flames seemed to be around me and loud BOINGS filled the air. *grin* Must be that Hell and Nat were there. When my home is filled with strange sights and noises, I KNOW that they have come to play. Apparently the 2 of them were totally hyped up. First they ran about me, jumped around, flew around. Then they pulled out the pogo sticks we’d all gotten awhile ago at UBar. So I wore mine too and we boinged about my room. We decided we were having such a good time that we needed to share. Except I REALLY didn’t want my bedroom trashed (again, oh Dale and Oura…..). So we boinged our way downstairs and began sending out IMs to invite people to join us.

It’s really frustrating to decide to throw an impromptu party at a time when SL is borked and not allowing logons. 🙂 It sort of limits how many people are around to play. But Oura, Bree, Panacea, Willa and Nico answered the call. I know Bree from Plurk and we’ve only met once before inworld. We plurk often, however, and I knew that she, like I, was in need of blowing off steam from a long, full day. Turns out Pan and Oura were in the same shape. *grin* So we boinged and we boinged and we boinged. I wish I could play the sound effects for you here. They really do add to the ambiance. Of course Hell and Nat led a raid upstairs to my room. It was sort of like a pogo-stick cha-cha line.

We’d been boinging for a bit when Rrish managed to get inworld for her DJ’ing shift at the Crown and Pearl. We decided to boing over to the the CnP and spread the Pogo Sillies. So we did. We did lose Bree (who had other commitments) and Willa and Nico in the move, but we picked up Rrish, Calli and Jonny. Calli of course already HAD a pogo stick. LOL. As she said – with her inventory, she may have absolutely everything. Notice of course that not only was Calli’s pogo stick colorful, it was of interesting design. And that is all I shall say about THAT. *grin* Prad winked in and out. Declined to pogo, as did 2 others who tp’d in. /me sings: every party has its pooper, that’s why we invited you! Notice that at some point in the proceedings, Hell’s grew to be quite large. His pogo stick, that is. And that is all I shall say about THAT. *grin* It gets very lewd at the CnP on occasion. Both Panacea and Calli are excellent photographers and their photos of the great Boing-Off are posted on Snapzilla.

Nat and Oura decided that the Christmas tree, although beautiful, really should be crowned with Pogo’ers, not a star. So they boinged it out at the top for a bit. Finally, I believe we need to declare Nat the victor. Nat, Queen of the Hill. Er, tree.

It was a wonderful time. We laughed, blew off steam and in general cut loose. Several of us ended up IM’ing with friends we’d not chatted with in ages as we IM’d them to join in the silliness. Ah Chadd – I MISS you. It was great to chat, even if it was only “hi”. If you didn’t get an invite – it’s because you weren’t online. *grin* As they say, timing is everything. Oh wait – maybe they say “location, location, location”. Well, yesterday SL was THE place to be. BOING!!!

CnP Turned 2!

I love the Crown and Pearl. I love the place, the people. They throw the best parties. I wandered over the other night, feeling a bit down. BD was DJ’ing, friends were there. We all got on one chim and danced. Soon I was smiling and feeling great and having a wonderful time. So imagine what it’s like when they make an EFFORT at throwing a party.

This weekend was the 2nd anniversary celebration party. Four hours, 4 wonderful DJs: Bailey Longcloth, Aribeth Coronet, Rrishanna Regina and Bailey Dazy. Each took a different decade, starting with the 60s. Each did, as always, a fantastic job. I must say, however, that BD really got the most difficult task – the 90s. I ask you – was there ANYTHING worth hearing in the 90s??? *grin* As I typed that, I realized that one of my favorite songs is from the 90s: Rod Stewart’s “Rhythm of My Heart”. The party was going great, as to be expected. Folks changed attire with the decade. Then we hit the 80s and Honour brought out her Michael Jackson outfit. You KNOW what happened THEN. *grin* We all lined up, put on our Thriller AOs and the Crown and Pearl Dancers were born!!!

By the time we moved into the 90s, it really didn’t matter that there was no decent music worth mentioning. *grin* We were having so much fun and BD found the few good songs, and we danced on into the night.

The complete Thriller line-up and other shots are all up on Flickr.

Only at the Crown and Pearl

Rrish, Ahuva, Dale and Hunter

I confess – I wrote this a few weeks ago. *grin* The last few days have been very very hectic for me in RL – not much time to be inworld or blog. But I’ve been thinking of you all….. And I can’t wait to get back to the CnP and all the cool DJs!

Lucy ARRIVESI love the CnP. It’s the only place I know where I can dance to the sounds of Frank Sinatra one day and be watching Lucy arrive on a sheep-drawn litter the next. I met my first troll there the other night. 😦 I was actually trying to have a serious conversation with this avatar, when I was warned by another that it was simply a troll passing as an av. *grin* Live and learn. Once you understand that someone is TRYING to make you angry, is deliberately saying hurtful things, those things lose the sting. Rear view of sheep litter Mostly my times at the CnP are joyous times filled with dancing and laughing with friends. I love introducing my friends to the CnP. Many of them find there way back there even without me. It’s just that kind of fun place. Yeah, there are a lot of in-jokes. *grin* But you get used to them and start understanding them in no time at all. So come dance at the CnP with me. You never know what you will see there.

Greaper, Ahuva and DJ RrishSinatra Night was simply lovely. I know my usual taste runs to Pink and Nickelback. Or Von Johin and Noma Falta and Komuso. But I do love ballroom dancing and Rrish was spinning all the oldies: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, June Christy, Julie London and more! It was a wonderful time dancing with Greaper, Jolt and Rrish. Jolt, Rrish, Mowgli, Ahuva and GreaperMowgli kept us company. Greaper had to leave before Rrish was done but Dale logged in and so I got to keep spinning and twirling!

Sinatra night

And the Winners Are….

Most Original - Zha

Ugliest - Ravenne in liederhosenI give up. I have way too many photos to do this properly. They are all up on Flickr. Go look there. *grin* We had 4 categories for prizes. Unfortunately, I’m not sure if I got photos of all of the winners. 😦 I think I have MJ, but I’m not sure. And Elise was camera-shy – so I did the best I could. I think. LOL. Honestly – I never really got so SEE anyone – I had ten IM windows open and was passing inventory like a crazed person. If I have them wrong – someone find the right pictures in Flickr and I’ll update the post.


Sexiest - HunterBest Heels
: MJ who was wearing them and Chestnut who donated them.

Sexiest: Hunter who wore the Strawberry Holiday original dress and Zha who donated it.

Ugliest: Ravenne who wore the Santa Claus in liederhosen and Hunter who donated it.

Most Spirited: Elise who wore it (I believe it included a tentacle on her head) and Dale who donated it.

Most Original: Zha who wore the Full Metal Dragon and Dz who donated it.

Most Spirited - EliseWhat can I say? You folks are the most good-humored, fun-loving good sports I have ever met. MJ, Ravenne, Elise, Zha and Hunter – wow. You folks ROCK. What good sports to put on those outfits and wear them. I think you all are truly amazing people and I thank you for making the party so special and fun. It never would have happened without good sports such as yourselves.

And many, many thanks to all all of you who contributed outfits, wore outfits, and laughed and danced and had fun. I am so happy and proud to know such wonderful, wonderful people. (And Hunter – I WANT that dress. I NEEEEEEED that dress!)
Best Heels - MJ


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