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50 First Dates – #11 to #20

Posted in SecondLife®, SLove & Romance with tags , , , on July 1, 2008 by hawksrock

A couple of quick housekeeping items:

1)  Yes I am posting this on both Freestate and AWNM, because it is a lot of work, and I figured I would provide it for the largest audience as possible.   I won’t do that very often, but I reserve the right to do it at times, so I apologize if you follow both blogs for the repeat.

2)  I did link the title of each pic with a slurl so you can tp directly to the location to try it out.   It sort of blends into the overall color scheme, and I did get a question about slurls.

3)  I promised to try to do 10 a day, so that is still the plan but I will be on vacation from Friday through Sunday this week, so that might get in the way, but you just have to deal!   🙂

Alrighty then as promised here is round two of the 50 first dates exercise.

#11 Innisfree Romantic Park

This is actually a great park with a pool, dancing area, and lots of special couple sit options that are scattered throughout the build.   It is very scenic and has trails that you can skate or bike to go along with the fun atmosphere.

#12 Art in the Park

This one is…. drumroll please…. art in the park.  duh!  lol    You can roam the sidewalks and see different exhibits by various artists.  I think that many of the pieces are for sale, including a few limited editions.   Not the best art I have seen in SL, but is still a fun diversion, and provides a great way to discuss what you like/don’t like about various pieces.

#13  Avilion Courtyard Area

If you go to Avilion and only spend time in the ballroom, then you are missing out on some great places to hang out.   This is one of them, which is around the castle to the side just beyond the hedge maze.   (The hedge maze itself might get its own slot, if I have trouble towards the end hitting 50.. haha!)  There are several scenic dancing spots around the campfire or in the gazebo overlooking the waterfalls.   Also, be sure to have your particles on so you can enjoy the prettiful light show.

#14  Scoutlounge Beach Club

If you are in the mood for a club experience, why not combine it with a beautiful beachfront build (my pic doesn’t do it justice).   The Scoutlounge plays some great house music, but you will want to check the event listings, because most of the shows are geared around European time zones.   Even if there is no event going, the stream is usually pretty good, and it provides a nice spot to kick back and relax.

#15 La Reve

A beautifully landscaped sim with incredible sculptures and lighting effects.   Where else can you sail around some incredible visuals on a bed?   Unfortunately the bed isn’t sex gen, and you can’t sit in a couple’s cuddle position, but it is still a great place to take a date and go explore.

#16 Moana’Ina Beach @ Weather Island

Surf’s up with some MONSTER waves at this great sim sponsored by the Weather Channel.   There are free surf boards you can use, and lots of waves to start working on your skills.   Before long you can join the SLSA and start entering some real surfing competitions.

#17 Apollo Gardens

Unless you are brand new to SL, I would find it hard to believe that you haven’t been to Apollo Gardens at some point, as it is one of the oldest most beautifully landscaped sims.   It provides a lot of room to go exploring, as well as many couple sits throughout the park.   The one downside to this place, is that it IS so well known, that almost every time I go here (including the 5 minutes to take this pic) someone ends up tp’ing in right on top of you because they logged out in your spot.   So keep in mind that there is a good chance of a cock block at any point when using this sim.

#18 VRR Virtual Reality Room

I was tempted to link to Wrath’s personal one, but thought that might get ME reported by HIM, and then blog wars, and all kinds of in-fighting and battles.   Well okay, I really was too lazy to climb all those trees to find the link.   Anyways, this is an awesome fun thing to do where you can sit in a 360 degree environment and pick RL scenic pictures to surround yourself with.   I think this is really fun, and you can rez dance balls into the center of it, which makes for some nice pics and a little different take on an otherwise ordinary dancing experience – throw in a personal music stream and your love’s favorite song, and SCORE!   🙂

#19 ING Renault F1 Go-carts

This is a really fun place to ride go-carts, and to learn more about F1 racing.   I will warn you though, that it DOES require you to wear a helmet to race, and it DOES take off your hair, so you are both baldies under those helmets.   You can however custom design your own helmet with your personal design and color scheme which is kinda fun (but she will still bitch that it takes her hair off, so best not to do as a first date, but maybe one down the road after you have already won her over.)

#20 Avilion Waterfall Skyboxes

Yet another quiet little spot taken from the Avilion sim with the castle in the distance.   On the other side of the river, across from the dancing gazebo, there are actually skyboxes built high up into the waterfalls, which you can teleport up to from the wooden walkway below.   They even show when they are occupied, so it should cut down on people dropping in on you.   Typically they each have a dance ball, and some cuddle options.   They make for a great place for those long quiet talks that go deep into the night.


50 First Dates

Posted in SecondLife®, SLove & Romance with tags , , , on June 30, 2008 by hawksrock

Alright, so I know it is an old movie, but I watched it for the first time this past weekend with Jell, and it gave me an idea for a blog post. If you know me very well, then you know I kinda like lists… lol. In fact, I like to set a target for myself and see if I can hit it, so the goal for this exercise is to provide 50 first date (or anytime date) places that are fun to take your partner.

It is proving to be a little bigger of a challenge than I had thought at first, because I was planning on relying heavily on my patented Landmark folder that had all sort of Romantic hot spots neatly organized into categories such as scenic, artsy, fun, dancing, etc… I guess I am getting kinda old, and things change very quickly in SL, such that I am only hitting about a 50% success rate with the landmarks I am picking. We have been having a lot of reminiscing discussions about things like… remember that cool tango club in Valentine with the awesome roses and lighting where we used to go dancing a lot? Yeah, well it is now a porn club, so it has sort of lost a little of its luster for me… lol. However, if you do wanna go in, we could at least look around. *wink*

So anyways, my plan is to deliver ten a day, which I will stick to unless I find myself having to get very creative by the end of it. I will hit 50 though… cuz I hate to miss a goal!

These are not in any particular order, because I am too lazy to rank them… so you will just have to hit them all to determine which you like the best. 🙂

#1 Gardens of Bliss Balloon Ride

This is a scenic fairly lengthy tour of a beautifully landscaped sim by hot air balloon. The ride gives you lots of time for discussion and admiring the view. There are also tons of paths to explore and hike on down below so should be good for several hours of fun.

#2 Phat Cats

I still miss the old Phat Cats before they had their own sim with all the retail crap lagging up the place, but at the end of the day it is still a great place to take a date. The jazz music is great, and other than having to hike through retail hell to get there, the ballroom is still a visually gorgeous setting for a date.

#3 Avilion Ball Room

The Avilion Ballroom is still my absolute favorite place to take a date. You really can’t beat the atmosphere as they pump out the love songs, and you are caught up in the feeling of being in a castle with that highly reflective floor. Use this one with caution, because you might get caught up in the moment and end up proposing, or at the minimum she might walk away preggers.

#4 Prim Hearts Amusement Park

All of your favorite amusement park rides are available for your riding pleasure. There are interactive games like go carts, bumper boats, or submarine battles you can do, as well as just enjoy the roller coaster, ferris wheel, log float ride, or various other quick spinning rides which are sure to get you motion sick, unless you fix those camera controls.

#5 The Big Easy

I really like this recreation of some of the key landmarks from New Orleans. They have a beautifully recreated Cathedral, Mardi Gras floats, small hole in the wall bars, and beautifully landscaped gardens to check out. Is a great sim to explore and talk. (They also have a lot of the wedding poses set up, so be careful which balls you jump on, or you might get more than you bargained for. 🙂 )

#6 The Second Louvre

If you enjoy attending art museums and exhibitions, then the Second Louvre is an awesome build, with 3 levels of artwork which incorporates both RL and SL art into one space. You can see photography and prints from RL, right alongside people experimenting with lighting and sculpties. It is a lot to look at in one setting, but makes for a great place to hang out for as long as your interest holds.

#7 Roll-a-rama Roller Skating Rink

If rollerskating is your thing, then be sure to check out the Roll-a-rama skating rink. This is a fun place, complete with rotating lights, and colored floor which is sure to *ahem* set the mood, well for the hokey pokey at least. You will need your own animations for a couples skate, but these can be picked up at various vendors.

#8 SS Galaxy Ballroom

The SS Galaxy is actually made up of 3 complete sims, and you can do everything from hang out at the pool, rent a room, shop, or even try skeet shooting. Literally anything you can do on an RL cruise, you can probably attempt on the SS Galaxy. The glass domed ballroom though is an excellent place to take your date dancing and is beautiful under the stars on midnight setting.

#9 Parrot Island

I was a little disappointed that Parrot Island doesn’t provide the free jet skis anymore, which were one of my favorites, but it is still a nice relaxing beach themed sim. You can ride the couples swan if you are REALLY bored, but overall it is a great place with some couples animations to just relax and enjoy the water.

#10 Wolf Mountain Ski Resort

If your persuasions are a little more to the scenic snow variety, then be sure to check out Wolf Mountain Ski resort. Unfortunately the sled is only one person, but still a fun way to go down the slopes. You can however mount up your skis and hit the slopes for some fun rides down, and then of course take the long ride up on the ski lift.

Boys, Boys, Boys…

Posted in Real Life, SLove & Romance with tags , , , on June 29, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

So like today we broke into a private apartment complex pool… Yah, we’re rowdy and like rebels n stuff. Anyroo, I didn’t feel like swimming but hey there was a Cosmo laying out there. So I pick up the Cosmo while I’m soaking in the glorious sun rays and Hawks is swimming about – There really is a reason I don’t read Cosmo, I mean besides the fact that I won’t pay for a magazine. Cheap Cheap!

Guy articles irritate me and there was one in there called “50 Things Guys Wish You Knew”. Okay color me enlightened and a little pissed off after reading it. So here is my version of “10 Things JellyBean Wishes Guys Knew About What You Wish We Knew” (see that? JellyBean? Cause I would never think to speak for all with a whowho as a collaborative. Also only 10 because seriously it’d be a huge post! Don’t think I won’t revisit this).

  1. You may think about us more than we realize, but YES – we need to hear it. Text it, call (heeyyyy) and say so when we’re with you.
  2. You may never tell your guy friends details of our sex life, but be sure to know we tell our girlfriends. “Wowzers! I love his mondo grande cawk with a side of nuts & whipped cream, YUM!”
  3. I get it, asking for directions is like telling me to ask another woman for fash advice. You have me there. I’ll ask for directions, kay?
  4. You like to be seduced? Really? Okay we already knew that.
  5. Playing hard to get sometimes is not a way we use to scare you about rejection, sometimes it’s just hawt.
  6. You may not like it if we ask what we should wear but it helps to know what you like.
  7. It’s not okay to pee in front of US all the time either.
  8. I know you love to hear us tell you how big your manhood is, trust us, we’re proud of the size too.
  9. I would never assume that because you can’t dance that you’re not good in bed, I’d just assume you can’t dance. It’s cool.
  10. Being too obsessed with our body to not be able to read our body language, is a problem, not an excuse. Fix it.

*Side Note & Fine Print Shit*

This has nothing to do with Hawks. He has a mondo grande size cawk that keeps me happy as well as being the perfect boyfriend material. kkthnx

Dreamer and Sal’s Wedding Vid

Posted in SecondLife®, SLove & Romance with tags , , on June 16, 2008 by hawksrock

Well better late than never… :p At least we remembered to go to this wedding, unlike another one of our good friends that we totally missed. [soz again about that… :/ ]

Two of our best friends tied the proverbial knot into a pretzel shape of doughy goodness on May 10, 2008. Yes it took me a while to edit this video, I have been lacking in motivation lately, but finally I sat down and cranked it out. It was a beautiful ceremony with two wonderful people, so we wish them nothing but the best!!

<3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and continued happiness all around!!

Happy Anniversary – Love you more!

Posted in Holidays, Real Life, SLove & Romance with tags , on May 5, 2008 by hawksrock

Wow, so nothing quite like a candlelit slow dance, with a nice set of music playing, as one layer after another comes off for an hour or so.   I mean dinner was nice too, but nothing quite like the slow dance.   🙂   So one whole year is in the books, and I don’t care if it is SL or RL the feelings are the same, just the way we execute the moves is a lil different.  You have made me extremely happy, and I look forward to being even happier over the next 25 years.   Here’s to making the 25th as memorable as the first!!   We spent a lot of the night retelling our favorite moments, events, and transitions from the last year, and then speculating about the year to come.   Let’s just keep Disney as the script writer, and make sure the Wachowski brothers don’t buy any rights to it, and we will be just fine!

Love you baby, and I am very appreciative of the wonderful person you are.

Happy 1 whole year Anny my heart!

Posted in Real Life, SecondLife®, SLove & Romance with tags , , , , , on May 5, 2008 by ♥JellyBean♥

It’s gonna get a lil mushy here. If you have cheese allergies, please be advised this post contains such dairy.

It’s been one year today since Hawks & I had our hammock talk (coming up in the next part of Our Story) – that means that we’ve officially been a couple for a whole YEAR! The first 7 months was purely SL. After that we entered RL to see if there was an “us” out there beyond the HawksRock & JellyBean. Lo & behold, the answer is “Yup!”

Dearest Hawks…

You have been the greatest thing that has ever happened in my SLife/Life. You gave me hope when I didn’t believe in it, inspiration when I was stuck, motivation when I felt lazy, initiative when I thought there was no cause, happiness in times I thought I’d never smile again, and in good times & bad (we’ve had some) you always stuck by me, even when I gave you an “out.” Thank you for who you are and what you mean to me. I love you more today than I did yesterday & I look forward to much more happiness with you!


*Your* Jell

For Always & Forever! Mwah!