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I love a good sweater and great accessories.
Every time I hear anything about something tasting like chicken,
my mind immediately goes back to Mike Tyson and the meme created
after he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear back in 2012.
They involve more than just the recollection of the mind.
You can smell Memories.
Feel them and yes
even taste them.
As we age, incidents from the past begin to resurface.
Sometimes for me, the negative ones try to take lead,
but I won’t allow it.
Why brood over something that happened 35 years ago?
Instead, I have been focusing more on the simple.
For example, the hot summers I’d spent at a relative’s house
somewhere in the desert of California.
The name of the town escapes me, but it’s sizzling heat does not (Feel).
It’s a place that has the worst tasting water I have ever ingested in my life! (Taste)
And nothing visually captivating to look at, either.(See)
But, it was the nights…
Aaaah…the nights I remember the most.
When it was time for bed and I lay in front of their swamp cooler
all nice and comfy, the days discomfort passed away as I reach out
to their cold metal Goddess (Touch).
I have such memories in Second Life, too.
How someone wonderful took me under her wing.
Shaped me into the being that I am.
Stood by me.
Accepted my mistakes
and loved me for who I am.
is Wicca Merlin.
I would do anything for Wicca.
Bend over backwards, forwards and beg on my knees.
That’s saying a lot from a woman
as strong-willed as I.
She is my Second Life and if anything were
to happen to her, I’m not sure I could carry on.
This is why when negative memories of SL resurface,
I squash them by creating new ones with Wicca in mind and
her Bloodshed Gloves give me plenty opportunities to do so.
Currently at the Ironwood Hills Event,
Wicca’s Wardrobe‘s Bloodshed Bento Enabled Gloves come in two versions.
Bloody and Clean (I’m wearing Clean).
Both have a six color HUD to customize the Arm, Glove and Plate parts separately.
The option for five Metals to change the Fingers, Claws, Spikes, Wire and Metal Plates individually are also a click away.
They are simply magnificent and receives the High FURshion Stamp of Approval!
As for me, I’m conjuring up something tasty.
It’s going to be otherworldly, deep-fried and crispy.
Will it be memorable?
We shall see…..
Gloves: Bloodshed (Clean) – Wicca’s Wardrobe
Corset/Panty: Jordan – Wicca’s Wardrobe
Pants: Alley Cat Leggings: Sn@tch
Hat: Esma Witch V2 – Momoko
Hairpiece/Base: Mae004 – booN
Eyewear: Bone Goggles – Spyralle
Collar: Sidney’s Gem Lace – On A Lark
Lipstick: Lady Venom – Alaskametro
Cat: Chubby Loaf – Jian
Pose1: The Lean – Zzang
Book/Pose: Spell Book for The Good – RC Cluster
Hearse: White – brocante
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
At least for me.
The “it” being how occasionally the images I create reflect
my state of being unintentionally.
It started several years back when I dreamt I was being
coddled by thorny vines.
The dream was so strong that I tried to recreate it in a Second Life image.
I did well.
Perhaps, I’ll show it to you one day.
With that said, what does the image above say to you?
But, again, it wasn’t intentional.
I had resigned myself to the possibility of having to end
a very important SL relationship.
So, here I am…
kneeling before a headstone and mourning a possible
death while wearing Dark & White Store‘s Vampire Outfit.
Vampire is a Maitreya Dress complete with Unrigged Scarf
and Hat — both with resizer scripts.
Just in time for the chilly nights ahead, this dark, yet eloquent combo
is at this October’s DAZZLE Event.
Hip hugging with a squared neckline, this ensemble will surely
entice the dead from their graves.
As far as my very important SL relationship?
Well, let’s just say I may be needing a brighter bouquet some day soon….
Outfit: Vampire – Dark & White Store
Hair: Rosy – EscalateD
Lipstick: Talya- Zibska
Septum Ring: Corazon – Swallow
Prop/Pose: Bouquet No.46 – Gumi’s Flower Shop
Grave: GraveSide Rock – Love Homes and Garden
Location: Love Homes and Garden
Dia de los Muertos.
However you celebrate your last day of October
is puurfectly alright with me.
I love the things that supposedly go bump in the night
because I’m one of them.
Good, clean, honest and down to earth startling of an unsuspecting
individual gets my blood to pumping.
When I create a Haunted House in either of lives I take on the following emotions:
Henry: Look! It’s moving. It’s sha — it’s… it’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive! It’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive! It’s ALIVE!
Victor: Henry — in the name of God!
Henry: Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to BE God!
This time of year just does it for me.
If I were blind, deaf and mute,
I’d still know the witching season would be upon us.
It’s all around us in the air.
Breathing in makes me want to don the season’s colors,
wear masks and slowly creep up behind the unsuspecting
releasing one single loud and boisterous word…
Just in time for my beloved holiday,
Graffitiwear has released a showstopper of an outfit available right now
at the October DAZZLE Event.
Sparkled and ready to give your victims a shock,
Masquerade comes complete with Gown, Mask and Pumps (not shown).
Compatible with most Mesh Bodies, she also offers 5 Fitmesh sizes.
Her ample-sized HUD (Yay! I don’t have to strain my eyes to see)
offers 8 options to change all three pieces separately.
Clawing her way onto the scene is PS…Nails.
Also present for the picking at this month’s DAZZLE,
Enchanted With Glitz (pictured on my nails above)
is an Exclusive Manicure and Pedicure set with 16 color options on one HUD.
Haunting and perfect for your nail needs beyond the holiday,
Enchanted comes with appliers for Slink, Maitreya and Belleza only.
Perfect place to hide.
Gown/Mask/Pumps: Masquerade – Graffitiwear
Nail Polish: Enchanted With Glitz *Exclusive*- PS…Nails
Hair: Renesmee- enVogue
Eyemakeup: Maddi – Zibska
Lipstick: Kura – Zombie Suicide
Umbrella: Dark Circus Dead Garden – Yokai
Pose2: I can – K&S
Pose1: Cute Umbrella – BellePoses
Ground/Trees: Forest Hideaway – Dysfunctionality
Trees: Dead Wood – The Looking Glass
Sometimes that’s all it takes for your life to change.
It could be for the good and the not so good.
The change can be temporary or last a lifetime.
Some of it is up to us, while there are times fate says,
“Hell, no. I’m driving this ship!”
In 1 day, my life has metamorphosed into something quite pleasurable.
What is it?
It’s a bimil (secret in the Korean language).
So, what about you.
What has your last 86,400 seconds been?
Joyful? Painful? Uneventful?
Setting my bimil aside, mine has left me feeling quite
Elegant. Sexy. Demure.
Just in time for Rock Your Rack, Chiffon is offering Katanka,
8 lovely and Exclusive Mermaid Gowns with 1 being Limited.
Featuring a Feathered Corsage which attaches to the left side of your
chest by default (I’m wearing it as a Headpiece), Katanka
is compatible with Belleza, Maitreya and Slink Mesh Bodies;
offering 5 Fitmesh Sizes, as well.
Wearing 1 of the 8 called Bottle, I discovered the perfect
accessories to add sparkle and shine.
Created by Hearthsdale Jewelry, the Boho Charm Set is also
Exclusively at Rock Your Rack.
Set in gorgeous Red, Pink and Teal gems and stones,
Boho’s charming Necklace and Earrings are Unrigged,
so you can place them beyond the points of expectancy.
(Foreheads are lovely areas of the body — don’t you think?)
All this change of mine needed a place to rest and marinate.
Without hesitation, ACD (Anam Cara Designs) swept me off my feet.
The Musical Notes Rug, a happy place to calm and keep calm,
comes in a Decor and PG Version.
With 100% of it’s sales donated, Notes has 8 Texture options for both
and 95 animations in the PG Version.
Giving me a place to lean and so much more,
ACD rolled the Squishy Pouf my way.
I love it!
Taking on the shape of a comfy fluff, Squishy gives you a plethora
of Texture options whether you want to go with Leather or Vintage.
Need a massage? No problem.
Adult coloring your type of stress relief? No problem.
Blowing bubbles tame your savage beast…
Squishy has all that and much more.
She’s like coming home to some warm Furry lovin’ after a hard day.
Oh and just in case you hadn’t figured it out, both of these ACD creations
are featured at Rock Your Rack.
Now, I can lean back and contemplate what my next
1,440 minutes may have in store.
Gown: Katanka *Exclusive* – CHIFFON
Jewelry Set: Boho Charm *Exclusive* – Heartsdale
Rug: Musical Notes – ACD
Pouf: Squishy – ACD
Hair: Dakota – Blues
Eyeliner: Arcane – Veechi
Lipstick: Nora – LIVIA
Nails: Doll Boutin Vol. 1 – Gorgeous Dolls
We’re taking care of it.
Minding our own.
Some of us are in other people’s.
But, I haven’t the time.
I’m too busy getting down to mine.
Day in and day out we are caught up in it.
Our lives demand it.
It interrupts our spare time and we comply.
For, it’s understood that taking care of it
before pleasure is paramount.
Dressing the part is key.
Dark, Tweed and in charge,
CEO by LUXE Paris is a Limited Edition for Rock Your Rack.
Consisting of a two piece suit, shoes and handbag,
CEO is compatible with Belleza Venus, Maitreya and
Slink Physique/Hourglass Mesh Bodies/Feet as well as
Fitted Mesh and Standard Sizes for Classic SL avatars.
Her big roomy handbag comes with a holding animation
and is perfect for protecting your future plans.
I know because….
I have my own in the works.
I’m ready for it.
I’m open to it.
And it’s nobody’s…..
Suit/Handbag/Shoes: CEO Limited Edition – LUXE Paris
Hair: seven – lock&tuft
Hairbase/Sideburns: Queen Bee – Studio Exposure
Glasses: Wayla – Z O O M
Necklace: Isa – Meva
Ring: Pearl – Zenith
Eyeshadow: Nella – LIVIA
Lipstick: Raindrop – Booty’s Beauty
Bird: Tweeter Companion – Ohmai Salon
Prop: Donut Cafe Mug – Kei Spot
Pose 1: Why The Hell Not Vol.2 – Focus Poses
Location: Bobtail Bakery
Background: The SugarBowl – Exposeur
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
Another name for the decision making free hand game
mostly known as Paper, Rock, Scissors or some other
form of the three words.
You know the rules:
Paper covers Rock.
Rock blunts Scissors.
Scissors cut Paper.
Now, indulge me for a moment…
What if Paper represented Cancer and what if
Rock stood in the place of a cancer Patient?
Scissors can then be how the Rock views them —
Pharmaceutical companies, Chemo, Supportive family, etc.
Keep indulging me…
Paper (cancer) suddenly covers Rock (Patient).
Mind you, paper only covers.
It does not smother, contain or completely envelop it.
That means light can shine through giving the Rock
the ability to blunt the Scissors (Chemo, Fam, etc)
so they aren’t too difficult to handle; using them to be Paper-Free.
Indulging should continue, please…
Besides the Scissors, the Rock has a helper — a sidekick, if you will.
And it’s named after it’s Heroine/Hero….
If you haven’t heard, Models Giving Back will be presenting
Rock Your Rack, an annual charity event supporting
the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) this year.
NBCF provides help and inspire hope to those affected
by breast cancer through early detection, education
and supportive services.
And yes. That includes men, as well.
In it’s 6th year, Rock Your Rack involves 72 Designers,
features 2D/3D Artists and 3 Tribute Concerts.
Is that all?
Rock is also rocking it with 23 DJ Dance Parties, 12 Live Music Artist Shows, 6 Fashion Shows, the 10L Hunt and Silent Auctions.
It is an all inclusive event where there is literally something for everybody.
Beginning September 29th – October 12th, you have plenty of time to
save your Ls, clear your calendar and get ready.
This event is gonna be music to the ears
and fulfillment of the heart.
You can stop indulging me for now……