Posted in Holiday, News

After The Apocalypse

Bishop has allowed myself, Mr. C. Cow, and Marslean to decorate the equipment company for Halloween this year. I was up for just throwing out a few decorated pumpkins, a bucket of candy, and then calling it a day. Marslean said we just needed some spooky lights. Mr. C. Cow wasn’t into just putting up decorations. He wanted to go with a theme for this years ornamentation. This years theme is…..drum roll please…

After The Apocalypse….Now What???!??

I’m really digging Mr. C. Cow’s idea that, once the end of the world is done with it’s ending and what-not, it’s time to start thinking about getting a job. A ghouls gotta pay the rent. A zombie needs to bring home the brains. Ghosts need to brush up on their skills to excel at their careers. This was a decorating job that we were ready to tackle!

If scary individuals needed a job after armageddon then the equipment company is perfect. Slap a hard hat on a ghost and get to moving that steamroller!

Never Run Over Your Co-Workers!!

If you had a love of the food industry before the annihilation of the universe it doesn’t mean you can’t get a job serving customers delicious items afterwards. So what if you’re a little deformed and your arms have turned into sharp objects. You can do it!

May I Take Your Order?

Mr. C. Cow has a knack for getting creative when it comes to any holiday. Halloween is no exception. I hope everyone will visit and enjoy what fun he’s cooked up this year!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

From October 25th – November 3rd the Linden Road Community in Second Life is doing a Halloween tour that will allow you to visit various mainland spots along the highway for some spooky fun. We are taking part in this years fun so please be sure to visit us at Tealeaf Equipment before it’s too late!

You can also go across the street to our Route 11 Rest Stop to check out the small but not as scary decorations.

Wooo…Scary Candy Corn….Wooooo….

Don’t know what Second Life is? You can find out right here!

More information on the Linden Road Community Halloween Tour can be found right here! (You can also look for the group in-world in Second Life for more information!)

Posted in Holiday, Tourist Attraction

Randomly Heard

Mr. C. Cow wanted to go have a bit of fun. We all like to have some of that sweet enjoyment action. Being Fall, I recommended an apple orchard. It was met with a “Nope”. Autumn festival was a clear “nay”. Before I got the words “leaf hike” out of my mouth it was already nixed. Mr. C. Cow had a plan. A plan that involved rides and (of course) the promise of cotton candy. We were on our way to a harvest festival.

I enjoy a good harvest festival. Eating a caramel apple while staring at giant pumpkins is a pretty good way to pass the time. While I am one to peruse various local newspapers to make a solid gameplay, Mr. C. Cow likes to go off of the whole “I heard it from a friend of a friend who randomly heard there was a festival while riding the bus”. I don’t recommend using this method to find anything in this world but, being as excited as he was, I decided to roll with it. What could possibly go wrong?

A Lot Can Go Wrong!

Seeing a giant broken doll thing greeting us at a festival doesn’t scream “Fall Fun”! It tells me that I’m in for broken rides, rotten pumpkins, and the possibility of food poisoning. Mr. C. Cow was visibly distraught over the whole “friend of a friend” tip not working out. How does one fix the issue of showing up at a carnival that is a little lacking in the merrymaking department? Well…Mr. C.’s answer is to ask a random stranger if they knew what had happened.

This Doesn’t Look Promising!

As one would expect when asking a random individual on the side of the road in the middle of a broken down carnival we got a lot of answers. Just kidding! We got nowhere. Poor Mr. C. Cow! I hope he learned that “friend of a friend random bus guy” information isn’t the best way to achieve things. Don’t worry! I promised that I would fix his lack of rides and fun situation by researching my way to a fun fall festival.

I also found a carry out a little ways away where he was able to get a frozen apple slush thing. When life hands you broken ferris wheels it can sometimes be fixed with slush things.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Photos taken in Second Life by…yup…me!

Second Life Location: Everwinter (M)

News! I wanted to let everyone know that the Linden Roads Community in Second Life is doing an Annual Mainland Tour for Halloween this year. This will take you down various Linden roads (in Second Life) to multiple spooky locations. The tour will start on October 25rd and run though November 3rd. When it starts I will share more information with you but for now you can come see what we’re trying to build at our place, Tealeaf Equipment On Route 11. (I’ll share links and info as I receive it!)

Posted in Holiday, Park

Inching Every So Closer

Mr. C. Cow would like to wish everyone a very merry “Christmas In July”.

Yeah…….It’s July. Our jolly cow friend is just a tad bit too excited for the holiday season to approach. It’s been so hot outside that I think I melted a pair of shoes walking from a carry out to the camper. One time the sun and I had a discussion about, maybe, calming down a few degrees but they didn’t listen. Do you know how much beehives on an otter sweat when exposed to seven billion (possibly exaggerated) degrees? I do not feel we are even close to the gift giving, Santa loving time of the year.

With that said….Happy “Christmas In July” from Mr. C. Cow.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

I took this photo in SL at the Christmas at North Pole Village & Santa’s Workshop (M). Yes….we went and paid a visit to Mr. C. Cow’s buddy Mr. Claus. He’s doing well. Did a bit of surfing on his off time. Ate a lot of beach food from various food trucks. Did take Ms. Claus on that art museum walking tours she’s been dying to do. Glad to hear that they are enjoying their off time.

Posted in Holiday, News

Just Before Midnight

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

I am sad to say that I did not make it to midnight this time around. Instead of ringing in 2019, I fell asleep in a chair while listening to hockey around 10pm. Bishop went to bed early because he had a lot of work to do at the equipment company. The only ones to make it were Mr. C. Cow and Marslean.

I know that they had a fun time at midnight as there was a lot of popcorn on the floor, party string on the ceiling, and multiple juice boxes in the sink. I’m not sure why they were in the sink and not the garbage. I’m assuming that Marslean talked Mr. C. Cow into trying to make sink baskets with the empty containers.

Here are a few photos from 2018 of our various travels that I thought we would share as we look forward towards new journeys in 2019.

We hope that you all have a safe and happy 2019.

Many more travels to come!

“Tipsy” Cerulean

All photos taken by Cerulean in Second Life.

Posted in Holiday, Home

The Waiting

Mr. C. Cow has been sitting with a plate of cookies since 6am this morning waiting for Santa to show up. Since they are besties, I told him to text before he got on the road. In typical fashion, he forgot to keep his phone charged and only had 3 percent. (He’s been playing that hot mobile game called “Half-Month” or whatever CONSTANTLY!)

He’ll Be Here Soon Mr. C. Cow!

I’ve gotten all of the presents wrapped ahead of schedule so I’m spending my evening drinking a glass of wine and watching holiday cooking shows. So far I’ve learned how to make a gingerbread mansion, ugly sweater cookies, and how to brûlée something without setting the counter on fire. Marslean has been muttering behind closed doors about paper cuts and the proper use of tape. I’m standing by with a first aid kit just in case she needs it.

Pro Tip: You can always find pre-wrapped boxes for easy present giving!

Bishop, always one to keep busy, has spent the day checking all holiday lights for burnt out bulbs, changed the oil on a forklift, drank a pot of coffee, and disappeared for an hour. Speculation has begun as to where he retreated to. Mr. C. Cow thinks he went to decorate his polar bear furs with holiday decorations to get into the holly jolly spirit. (I, HIGHLY, doubt it!) Marslean thinks he’s fighting the ultimate battle of present versus wrapping paper. I can’t say anything as I know what he was up to. Mr. C. Cow is going to be one happy little cow come Christmas Day.

Bishop made sure that all of the lights were working.

Mr. C. Cow has eaten all of the cookies he had on his plate for Santa. Luckily, he baked sixteen dozen so we wouldn’t run out. Patience during the little cow’s favorite time of the year has never been his strong suit. I hope that he doesn’t eat all of the cookies because, besides a tummy ache, I don’t want to have to break into the emergency cookie stash. What’s to say those don’t get eaten too?

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Pictures taken in Second Life by me at our personal home!

Mr. C. Cow is really excited to let you all know that we are opening our personal home up so that everyone has a place to go this holiday season. Family and friends are important to all of us and we feel that everyone should have a place to go for the holidays. You can find the link to get there via Second Life right HERE. Our home will be opened to the public until January 1st. Please be polite to anyone you may run into if you choose to visit. We also ask that you remember that this is our home.

Under our holiday tree are a few presents we put for sale for 1L. Please be nice and only take one so that everyone can get one. (There are only a few so I don’t know if there will be any left if you visit. Will try to put more out if we are able to during this busy holiday season.)

Posted in Holiday, Nature, Tourist Attraction

Cheering Team

Dear Mr. Claus,

Another year has gone by and I still think about the day that you invited me to be a part of your official crew. I am, eternally, grateful for the opportunity to be your friend as well as take on some holiday responsibility.  I am writing to you with my gift list this year but I only ask for one thing. My friends are my family and they mean the world to me. I would like to ask you to bring them presents because, although I have stopped chewing on curtains, want to use my good throughout the year to bring those I love gifts. This would mean the world to me.

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I’ve Been To The North Pole!

For Bishop: Please bring him a new set of work gloves as his polar bear paws get cold when he has to work on equipment when it’s snowing out. If you can add a hat, scarf, and no snow when he’s trying to fix a forklift I ran into a tree that would be awesome. (Thank you for giving him the patience to put up with my forklift into various stuff last year. Maybe I need the gift of forklift lessons.)

To Marslean: Please bring her a helmet for when she’s practicing her flying. She is a marvelous flyer but I can be a distraction at times. I don’t want her to crash into the equipment company roof while I’m trying to show her how I can juggle candy canes AND sugar cookies AT THE SAME TIME! (Maybe I need the gift of not trying to get attention while others are trying to concentrate.)

To Tipsy: She is my best friend and the gift she has for watching over all of us has made us a real family. She’s short foot short inches but has the grace of someone who isn’t the height of a sack of potatoes. I would say platform heels but Tipsy is pretty ok with having to use a step stool, ladder scaffolding, and a box to reach the top kitchen cabinet shelves. Maybe some hair spray to replace all of the stuff I used trying to make my rainbow wig reach new (spectacular) heights. (Maybe I need to learn to ask before using someones stuff up.)

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I hope that I have been a good enough part of your team this year to receive gifts for my friends. Thank you for being a great holly jolly friend. Hope to see you in the off-season again for a bit of surfing.

Mr. C. Cow

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(A Note From Tipsy)

Mr. C. Cow doesn’t realize a few things this holiday season. it’s not in any bad way but it shows that he, as always, is never thinking about just himself. Mr. C. is concerned with the presents his friends are going to receive and this makes him want to make sure that they get what he feels they deserve. This is at the sacrifice of his own holiday gift receiving cheer. When he says that he feels bad for the various things he did in 2018 (accidentally crashing the forklift which was, not mentioned, on an icy pavement) this makes me want to explain why he shouldn’t feel bad for the actions that he couldn’t control.

*Bishop: The forklift was on an icy surface in bad weather. It skidded out and hit a port-a-potty. Disgusting? Yes! The deal is that it wasn’t Mr. C. Cow’s fault. He was just there.

*Marslean: I don’t need a helmet because I crash every time you make a joke Mr. C. Cow. Your jokes make me laugh, feel relaxed, and want to try harder. Without you I wouldn’t have a cheering team that owns their own pom poms.

*Tipsy: You are family Mr. C. Cow. You’ve been a permanent member of this family since I first met you. I don’t care if you use up all of my volumizing hair spray because you are considerate enough to go to the store and buy more. Even if you didn’t I would still love you. Santa Claus doesn’t need to bring any of us presents because we have you. And you deserve everything on your list.

Love,

Tipsy

Second Life Location: Christmas At The North Pole Village & Santa’s Workshop (M)

All photos edited and taken by….you guessed it….me!

 

Posted in Holiday, Nature, Park, Tourist Attraction

Peppermint Obsession

When the holiday season starts to creep up upon us, Mr. C. Cow starts to get a craving for anything peppermint related. Hot chocolate. Candy canes. Brussel sprouts in a creamy peppermint sauce. (Yeah….I don’t get it either…). One year he treated us with a dish that involved his craving along with peppers, onions, and black beans. Mr. C. is now banned from mixing peppermint into a fajita.

 

This year, Mr. C. Cow had a specific recipe in mind when it came to his idea of a “mint fusion”. When asked what it was and, hoping, that it wasn’t anything involving Brussel sprouts, we were informed that we would have to wait. To not knock us over (in a scary way) with his flavors, he assembled a panel of judges to critic his dish in a food show style. When you start putting together a panel of culinary judges in preparation of serving your family a dish I’m already concerned.

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Our (Not So Secret) Ingredient Is…..Peppermint!!!

My concerned deepened when, while shopping for our weekly supplies, Mr. C. had a cart of the following ingredients:

Candy Canes

Paprika

Toothpaste

Kale

Peppermint Extract

Sushi Rice

Grapefruit Juice

Almond Milk

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Peppermint Judge #1

I’m worried about how a dish can involve the health of my teeth, candy, and spices. In the history of any cooking show I’ve ever seen there has never been a time where tooth decay has been combated while throwing candy and some sort of rice into the mix. If this has happened then I am both amazed and slightly nauseated at the thought.

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Not Happy To Be Awake Judge #2

I’m worried about how a dish can involve the health of my teeth, candy, and spices. In the history of any cooking show I’ve ever seen there has never been a time where tooth decay has been combated while throwing candy and some sort of rice into the mix. If this has happened then I am both amazed and slightly nauseated at the thought.

With all of the food shows, competitions and secret ingredients, Mr. C. Cow did not put peppermint into a fajita. No stew. No lasagna. Not even a salad that he claimed was “healthy”. This year….we got…..cookies!

Shock!

Awe!

Cookies???!!!??????

I think that Mr. C. Cow realized that, for all of our culinary food show watching, peppermint was not made to put into mashed potatoes. Or a breakfast casserole. I’m in love with his experimentation with flavors but I’m glad that he’s realized that one should know what works together and not throw it into hummus.

Seriously….

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Todays’ photos were taken (by me) in the virtual world of Second Life

Second Life Location; Winter Holiday Village (G) 

(I take and write about various places in real life or on those crazy inter-webbings. I try to go everywhere! If you’re not on Second Life then you can check it out here. The “G” is a rating which means “General”. Not adult. Safe for all. If you’re not watching cooking shows then you’re just crazy.)