This post is dedicated to all of the friends I have made in SL who continue to impact not just my SL, but also my RL.
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Joe Fox (Tom Hanks): It wasn’t…personal.
Kathleen Kelly(Meg Ryan): What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn’t personal to *you*. But, it was personal to me. It’s *personal* to a lot of people. And what’s so wrong with being personal, anyway?
Joe: Uh, nothing.
Kathleen: Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.
~ You’ve Got Mail ~
Of all the movies I’ve watched in my lifetime with characters
spitting their knowledge on life, I’d have to say that
Kathleen Kelly’s Personal quote has been the most memorable for me.
Meg nailed it. I haven’t watched You’ve Got Mail in years,
yet what she says in this scene has stuck with me.
I can hear her voice now…”But, it was personal to me.”
What are we?
A bunch of machines?
Is The Tinman a distant relative, thus we have no heart?
Do we really interact with others on a daily basis using
“It’s not personal” as a license to do to them as we please?
I’m gonna spank ya right now, so bend over.
Repeat after me…
One more time.
So, what brought all of this on?
Xfinity — the Home of Comcast.
Lord, these folks!
I wish unto the Heavens my former ISP had not done an Elvis (left the building).
I had no other choice but Comcast.
Over the years, I’d heard horror stories about their lousy service
figuring it couldn’t be that bad.
The past few days have been a nightmare with their iffy service —
not knowing when it will go down and for how long.
Thursday topped the outage list with 17 hours without internet.
Perhaps today will be a new record as I’m literally creating this post via WordPad.
Contacting them brings on a whole new set of frustrations, too.
First, you have to get through their phony female machine
with it’s fake typing sound effect as it looks up your information.
That process takes even longer if you owe them money.
How dare they speak to you about owing anything when they can’t
provide what you signed up for.
When I finally reach a “real person”, she began with
the standard, “I’m so sorry for the inconvenience.”
No you’re not!
That’s something you spit out in hopes that it will calm the complaintive.
It fuels my fire.
She was reading.
Everything she spoke to me was prompted.
How do I know?
No matter what I said to her, she kept repeating the same thing and would at times respond with something unrelated to my question.
“We will be refunding everyone for the time outage.”
I didn’t ask that. Nowhere did you hear me mention money.
She wasn’t personal.
Her superiors do not see us as individuals and find it easier to deal via note cards.
I’m so sick of that.
I’m flesh and blood here.
Approach me as the person that I am.
As I sit here without net access, I’m thankful that I was able to capture images of Zibska‘s contribution to this October’s We ♥ Role-play when it was up.
It would have been an utter shame to miss informing you about Bellona and Fini.
Bellona is a gorgeous Eyemakeup palette of 15
bold colors as only Zibska can do.
Glistening and attracting eyes to your own,
Bellona comes complete with appliers for
Letlutka, LAQ, Omega and Catwa.
Tattoo layers are also included for Classic Avatars.
Also available, but not pictured, is Bellona Lipstick
and Bellona Brows, as well.
Rounding out my personable look is Fini.
Boasting 21 color choices, Fini is one hell of a lipstick palette.
Zibska has made sure that no one is left out by offering
Letlutka, LAQ, Omega and Catwa appliers, as well as,
Tattoo Layers all in one pack.
These lippies will be my goto sticks!
I love the way they shape my lips inviting a more
up close and personal experience.
As with Bellona, Fini also comes in an Eyemakeup Palette.
With 15 colors, you can’t go wrong.
And btw, Zibska is having a 50L Marketplace Cosmetic Sale
until October 22nd. So hurry!
Zib Scaggs, Zibska CEO and Creator is personable.
And she puts out some of the best damn-ass makeup and
imaginative accessories on the grid.
Over the years, I have run to her products time and time again and will continue until the day she decides to stop.
Thanks for being personal.
You get my High FURshion stamp of approval!
Well, looka here.
The internet is up.
I better post this before…..
Eyemakeup: Bellona – Zibska
Lipstick: Fini – Zibska
Jewelry Set: Elestren – Beloved Jewelry (@ the current Dazzle Event)
Jumpsuit: Rougue Ruffle – Hilly Haalan
Head Accessory: Summer Garden Wreath – LODE
Hair: Nita – Discord Designs
Nails: Jelly Bento – LIVIA
Fred: Bull – Digital Farm System
Plants: Tomatoes – Digital Farm System
Pose1: Portrait Photography (modified) – K&S
Pose2: lillian (bento) – Serendipity
Not multi-tasking and giving one single item,
task or idea your undivided attention.
Tis the way of the world.
There’s no time for idle time and being in the moment is all in the past.
For the next few moments, pay attention and concentrate on this….
Rock Your Rack, now in it’s 6th year raising funds to support
the National Breast Cancer Foundation,
has raised over $1500 US Dollars so far.
Beginning a mere 9 days ago, they have topped their records from last year.
Designers who have made this possible are:
The later presents us with two offerings of makeup that only she can bring.
Alaskametro‘s New Wave takes us Retro with its stunning
Palette for Lips and Eyes.
Appliers are sold separately for Lelutka, Catwa & Omega
as well as Bakes-on-Mesh Layers in the Fatpack.
Alaska is donating 100% of New Wave’s proceeds to the event.
Her second offering is Instaglam, a limited set of dark glitter lipsticks
just in time for Autumn.
Sold in Fatpacks only, appliers include Lelutka, Catwa and Omega
as well as Bakes-on-Mesh Layers.
100% of it’s proceeds are donated, as well.
To reach Alaskametro’s RYR booth directly, click HERE.
Deborah Vos, CEO of DE.Boutique brings a Call of Beauty
to the Rack with Berry.
Standing at attention, the Berry Outfit is a long-sleeve mini Dress
titled Esther along with thigh-high CeCe Boots
Compatible with Maitreya, Belleza and Slink Mesh Bodies, this set is
Limited and only available during the event.
You are released.
I no longer need your undivided attention.
I’ve said all I need to say for now.
One last thing.
Have I told you lately just how amazing you are……
Eyemakeup: New Wave – Alaskametro
Lipstick: Instaglam *Limited* – Alaskametro
Outfit: Berry – DE.Boutique
Hair: Yonce – ItGirls
Hat/Necklace/Cuff/Pipe: Admiral Lenore – Tentacio
Pose 1: moment wait – K&S
Pose 2: Strike – K&S (modified)
Location: The Wastelands
I don’t know what came over me.
Maybe it was his music.
His voice, perhaps.
Kindness, Attention he paid, Patience.
Whatever it was..
I. Was. Captured.
Ever met someone and all circumstances go out the window?
You shake yourself trying to wake up — asking,
“Are you crazy” with the obvious answer being
There is no story without pain and pain
always comes with a story.
It’s times like these that I pull myself up by a tuft of my fur,
take a deep cleansing breath and
move forward one determined step at a time.
Do I smile?
That’d be fake and I’m on the real.
How do I dress?
Byrne, owner and designer of Byrne Boutique has created
an outfit that I simply had to blog.
Her and I have been friends for years and although she
did not directly ask me to blog her Rock Your Rack Exclusive
called Ronnie, she probably knew I would.
Ronnie hits me all upside my Captured head with bountiful
boldness that’s sticky sweet.
Being a Long Dress, Crocheted Bra (Maitreya & Omega Appliers)
and a Bouffant Hairdo (not shown),
Ronnie makes the wrong seem right.
Coming in three color options, she is compatible with most Mesh Bodies.
My RYR Friendship ties don’t end with Byrne…
I’d seen her throughout my years as a model,
but it wasn’t until a Halloween show where
she was a Prom Queen doing a Bob Ross (beating the devil out)
on a rival’s head that all communication barriers crumbled for me.
I laughed my ass off and still to this day, I can’t shake that image.
This is Zoomy Bluebird.
Thank you for instilling such a wonderful memory
and continuing with LUNA.
Bringing us Body Art Music, a Limited manicure and pedicure set
at Rock Your Rack, LUNA makes your nails sing.
Created for Slink, Dynamics, Vista Bento, Belleza and Maitreya,
Body Art Music gives you the option to change your nails Black
as pictured above or White.
Being the newest friend of the three,
I met Onix earlier this year.
She’s a beautiful person on the inside and knows how
to present that beauty outwardly.
Case in point: ALMA Makeup.
Pampa is a unique set of three lipsticks created by ALMA.
Inspired by “Argentinian-Gaucha Culture“, Onix has offered
these lippies to Rock Your Rack as a 100% donation.
Pictured above, they are available for Lelutka, Catwa
and Omega Heads only and is a Limited Edition set.
So once she’s gone, you’re out of luck.
Come to Rock Your Rack and be Captured…..
Outfit: Ronnie *Exclusive* – Byrne Boutique
Nail Polish: Body Art Music *Limited Set* – LUNA
Lipstick: Pampa *Limited Edition* – ALMA
Hair: Lab.085 – booN
Headband: Bat Girl – kokoro peachu
Jewelry: Monroe – RealEvil Industries
Eyemakup: Wytch – alaskametro
Pose 1: TheLean – ZZANG
Pose 2: Roxy – K&S
Skybox: railroad – % anxiety
A very sad word,
It’s sometimes filled with regret…
If only I’d been a better daughter.
If only she would smile at me.
If he only knew…
A very sad word, indeed.
I’ve been rather melancholy as of late and If has cropped up
many times during my journeys down memory lane.
I dismiss the negative aspects of them immediately
since there is no use in regretting the past.
Saying that I have learned from them
is all well and good, but I sometimes feel we use that excuse
as an aid to dulling the pain.
The trick is finding your own way of reversing those Ifs, turning them
completely on their sides —
getting in touch with them.
I’ve discovered that one way for me to work my Ifs is
via Second Life Photography.
I’m not a great photographer, but when you are expressing
yourself, you really don’t have to be, do you?
I love texture which is why my images seem to have
more edge to them.
I also love color which I’ve said many times before.
Color & Texture.
There is only one solution…
Zibska gives me so many choices, so I am never ever bored.
For this posting I chose current sales event and
Aziza is a powerful makeup collection available now at ULTRA.
Until October 10th, you have the opportunity to transform
your mundane into gorgeous insane with Aziza’s three part system.
Her Eyemakeup palette (15 colors), Lipstick (21 colors)
and Blush (9 colors) all come with Appliers for
Lelutka, LAQ, Catwa and Omega, as well as Tattoo layers.
She satisfies my hunger for color, Aziza does.
Now, for that texture….
You probably know or knew someone called that.
But chances are she never showcased such movement as Zibska’s
hat of the same name.
With orbits that give the illusion of hat pieces breaking away,
Becky is not just a hat, but a work of art!
I am one hat-lover in heaven and if you’d like to join me,
the Mainstore is only a click away.
Color and Texture.
I’m ready to go!
Now, If only I could wear two heads to showcase all of this on….
Makeup: Aziza – Zibska
Hat: Becky – Zibska
Dress: Isa – Valentina E.
Hair: Gabby – taketomi WEST
Hairbase: Ashly – YUTH
Gloves: OuterSpace Hyper Gloves – Moon Amore
Leggings: Poc (Gacha) – The Forge
Boots: Poc (RARE) – The Forge
Location: LOVE Mainstore