Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting Sept 29: Contest Winners

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting. The winners of the steampunk build were announced. Livestock: 1st place--Steamgoat, 2nd place--Ugly Cow; Poultry: 1st place--Steam Phoenix, 2nd place--Gear Eyed Poultry; Exotic/Other: 1st place--Steam Chupacabra, 2nd place--Steam Willard. The winner of the tartan contest--Tanarian Davies, whose winning entry is below--was announced as well. Congrats to all winners and participants. For more Steelhead events and goings-on, please click HERE.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farewell to Ice Castle Xero

High in the skies above Caledon Morgaine, a beautiful castle of ice has been floating...
Owned by Xero Silverspar, many of us joined him and danced upon his ice crystal ballroom floor last night to bid it farewell...There he is behind me in the Strand cover with the Guvnah. I shall always remember being in my shop in Regency when it was new and seeing snow and knowing he was near...I stood in his crystal study, where I knew he had been trying to find a way back home...If the castle is leaving, then he must have succeeded in doing so then. If that is so, then I wish him much luck upon his journey home and he will be missed. It was always a bit warm for him here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Steelhead's Harvest Festival Wraps Up

After the farewell party at Ice Castle Xero in Caledon Morgaine, I arrived back in Steelhead to find the Harvest Moon Dance--the culmination of the Steelhead Days Harvest Festival activities--in full swing. Afterwards, I went to see the steampunk livestock in the building contest...
There were some rather fantastic (and hilarious) ones...To see these wonderful animals for yourself, do visit the barn in Steelhead City!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: Sept. 22...Chickening

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting last night. Not all of us--like Mr Daines here--were alert during it however. We had not done a good chickening in quite a while. Such a Steelhead time-honored tradition...
To read more about the events and goings on in Steelhead, do read more HERE.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Avast Ye Mateys


Yes. It was International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Steelhead Days State Fair Building Contest

Don't miss out on the fun of creating your own steampunk animal for the Steelhead Days State Fair building contest!

You can create a steampunk animal in one of three categories: Livestock, Poultry, and Exotic or 'Other'

They can't be bigger than 10 x 5 for each category. and no more than 30 prims for each entry. Please only one entry per category per participant or group. Anyone can enter you dont have to be a landowner or citizen. Setup starts September 20th (landmark to come shortly), so get your entries in no later than the 23rd. Judging will be done before the dance with winners announced during Harvest Moon Festival.

The blue ribbon could be yours!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting: Sept. 15

The citizens of Steelhead gathered for their weekly town meeting. No exploding cakes this time.

To find out more about the goings-on and upcoming events in Steelhead, please click HERE.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Racing Through Steelhead

From elephants to snails to steampunked wheelchairs, we all gathered in Steelhead Harborside for the Steelhead Wrangler Cup Race last night. Mr Daines had a bit of a mishap with his shopping cart...
We lined up at the starting gate, awaiting the countdown to race through three sims for the coveted Wrangler Cup! My tiny pony Yin and I galloped quickly through Steelhead along with the others...Afterwards, in the Harborside Commons, we waited for Doc Wrangler to tell us the race results...
Second place was Frau Lowey, but the winner of the First Annual Steelhead Wrangler Cup Horse Race was VelesJaeger Munster!
I'm sure that everyone had a great time and couldn't stop laughing like I was, so it was only fitting for everyone to have fun dancing after all of the craziness! It really was a lot of fun.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Steelhead Wrangler Cup Horse Race

Saturday Sept. 12th - 6 pm SLT

Steelhead will be hosting the Wrangler Horse Race Contest in Steelhead Harborside this evening, brought to you by Doc Wrangler's.

Bring your horses, ostrich, cow, other riding... animals and participate for the much coveted Wrangler Cup. Anyone can participate, bring your fun! If you do not have a horse, freebie ones will be provided.

Participants should be at the starting line at the Harborside Commons at 6 pm SLT.

Americana Legends Dance to follow starting at 7pm SLT

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Steelhead Town Meeting 9/8: Seagull Riding Hamsters

Last night's town meeting moved quickly enough, with upcoming events such as Steelhead's upcoming Steelhead Days Harvest Festival being announced. Sure, I'd love to be able to say that nothing unusual was going on......but that wouldn't be a Steelhead meeting, now would it? After all, only there would the sim manager be a corn-chomping hamster riding a seagull. Aw, isn't Tensai cute? For more Steelhead events, do peruse HERE.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Elle on Travel: Of Interest to Aviator Types

For some years I have been afflicted with the belief that flight is possible to man. --Wilbur Wright

Recent travel with friends and family took me to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I soon realized that we were very, very close to an important site to aviators worldwide: Kill Devil Hills (Kitty Hawk). In 1903, this windy expanse was where the Wright Brothers did their glider experiments and are recognized as having successfully made the first sustained powered aircraft flight...While at the Wright Bros. National Memorial, I walked the length of the marker for the first flight (120 feet) to the 4th--852 feet away from the takeoff point. Looking back down the way, I realized how phenomenal that must have been at the time. People thought they were crazy...
...but thanks to them, we can cross oceans and have even left the Earth altogether. We now take for granted what was but a dream to them then.