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The 3rd Carntaigh Court Presentation Ball

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Next Friday, April 21 is my 11th Rezday in Second Life.

I have decided to celebrate it by doing something that I have not done in 9 years, a Court Presentation Ball.

There are posts from this blog in the Summer of 2007 that document the establishment of my court and my chivalric order, The Order of The Nightingale:

The Name: http://gabrielleriel.blogspot.com/2007/07/nightingale.html

The Members: http://gabrielleriel.blogspot.com/2007/07/court-of-carntaigh.html

The First Court Presentation Ball: http://gabrielleriel.blogspot.com/2007/08/court-presentation-ball.html

On my 2nd Rezday, April 21, 2008, I added members to my court: http://gabrielleriel.blogspot.com/2008/04/larger-nest.html .

My 2nd Rezday was the last time that I presented my court, because 6 months later I bought my first sim and began the process of leaving Caledon, and that included leaving behind my life as the Duchess of Carntaigh. I became Miz Gabi of New Toulouse and eventually Witchport and St John.

In the last yea…

Protection Never Ends

Tuesday Time for a Spell from The Nightingale

I opened my eyes.

It was the dead of night and I could hear the low rumble of thunder in the distance.

Normally the sound would not concern me, for it was Spring, the time of rain and storms. The rain that washes the darkness of Winter away, but something felt...wrong.

thud-THUD

It was the sound of wood on wood, knocking together hard.

thud-THUD

I realized what the sound was. It was that of a boat banging into the dock, rhythmically hitting it, pushed by the waves.

I slipped out of bed and went to the French doors of my balcony, looking out to the dock. Yes, there was a boat there, and someone was in it. The moon shone on her blond hair, making it spun silver. She was working on the moorings, untying them, releasing them, preparing to push off from the dock.

I thought, what on earth is she doing? Where is she going? Right now, in the middle of the night??

The thunder rolled again in the distance.

I flung the French doors open and stumbled to the balcony railing, hitting it so hard it …

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Mercredi des Cendres

Happy Ash Wednesday! So, who has a hangover today? I, thankfully, am not hung over, although I am tired!

Well St John, we had four wonderful days of celebrations! Now it is time for me to thank everyone who helped make St John Mardi Gras 1917 possible.

Thank you to Kitty for assisting me with decorations on public land throughout St John! Real life had me in its clutches this month and so this really helped me!

Thank you to Eve, whose parade scripts from last year made this year's parade the best we have ever had in terms of performance! Yes, we had occasional float collisions, but overall this was by far the best parade I have run in my 8 virtual Mardi Gras' since 2009.

Thank you to Ava and Bliss and everyone at Sugah's for providing top notch parties all day long on Saturday and Sunday! They really kicked off Mardi Gras with a bang for St John and I am so grateful to them for that, and for all that they do week in and week out.

Thank you to Edward Pearse for making ti…

St John Mardi Gras 1917 Schedule

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Saturday, February 25

Party All Day at Sugah’s
Live DJs and Dancing
9:00am - 7:00pm SLT
Sugah’s in the St John Region
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John/219/146/23

Samedi Gras Soirée
Dancing and Party Music by Edward Pearse
7:00pm - 9:00pm SLT
The Nightingale in the St John Parish Region
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John%20Parish/154/112/23


Sunday, February 26

Party All Day at Sugah’s
Live DJs and Dancing
9:00am - 5:00pm SLT
Sugah’s in the St John Region
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John/219/146/23

The Cajun Queen Mardi Gras Party
Dancing and Party Music by Zed Raven
4:00pm - 6:00pm SLT
The Cajun Queen in St John Parish
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John%20Parish/100/78/24

Mardi Gras by Nacht
Dancing, Goth and Alternative Music by Prudence Jekyll
6:00pm - 8:00pm SLT
St John By Nacht Region
SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/St%20John%20ByNacht/112/130/25


Monday, February 27

Mardi Gras Parade Kick Of…

Radio Riel Stream Information Update

Radio Riel recently updated its audio streams to our own in-house-managed server.

This changed the direct IP addresses to all of our streams.

If you use the stream redirects you do not need to change anything.

Stream Redirects

1. Main Stream = http://main.radioriel.org (or http://music.radioriel.org)

2. Radio Riel Ragtime = http://ragtime.radioriel.org

3. Radio Riel Steampunk = http://steampunk.radioriel.org 

4. Radio Riel Dieselpunk = http://dieselpunk.radioriel.org

5. Radio Riel Reverie = http://reverie.radioriel.org

6. Radio Riel Volksmusik = http://volksmusik.radioriel.org

Direct IPs

Main - http://108.61.42.242:8010/stream

Ragtime - http://108.61.42.242:8020/stream

Steampunk - http://108.61.42.242:8030/stream

Dieselpunk - http://108.61.42.242:8040/stream

Reverie - http://108.61.42.242:8050/stream

Volksmusik - http://108.61.42.242:8060/stream

These are the URLs that you put in the Music URL: field of the Sound tab in the About Land dialog box in Second Life.

You can also open any of these in med…