Since my eldest son has been back home from Hawaii,
I’ve become more aware of the different ways people greet each other.
No matter how you wiggle your fingers, fold your hands and bump
your bodies, it all sums up to a “Hello. Good to see ya!”
How you are received plays a great part in how your interaction between you
and the Greeter will play out.
If they come at you foul, unless you are a saint or practice meditation,
chances are you won’t feel so peaceful.
It’s give and take….
….you gave me some skin at the beginning (handshake).
And I’m showing you some skin.
(Susan by POM)
Scare Me Silly, brought to you by Team Diabetes of Second Life, is in it’s
3rd year of raising funds for The American Diabetes Association.
POM has joined this charity event with Susan — an ultra-sexy, barely-there Romper.
Compatible with Belleza and Maitreya Mesh Bodies, this ruffled delight comes
in Lilac, Pink, Raspberry and Yellow.
Now, I want something sweet.
Romper: Susan – POM
Hair: Eurso – Besom
Hat: WitchHat SeeAllEvil – ZK
Shoes: Marjorie Heels – NOIR
Socks: Tube Long – Classy Chics
Glasses: Bebe Shades – Avanti
Eyeliner: Studio Highliners – WILD
Lipstick: Bethal – PB Designs
Plushie: Whaley Patches – Culprit
Vanity: Candy – Kei’s Spot
Neon Sign: Pumpkin Princess – Kres
My favorite element.
I’m a Geek and if there is a Spellcaster in the game I’m playing,
I will choose Fire as my element time and time again.
It’s powerful — leaving only traces of it’s target.
There is no going back.
An article written by the Smithsonian last year states that
84% of all Wildfires are started by us.
Not machinery or something faulty.
My son can attest to this fact when he passed by a public
ashtray a few weeks ago and witnessed a fire starting
due to someone not putting out their cigarette.
Thank goodness he was there.
I would have been devastated to know my favorite Korean Market
had gone up in flames.
There are fires, however, that put the positive in motion.
Besides, being essential for cooking, heat and all it’s other obvious uses,
fire mesmerizes and magnetizes.
Stone’s Works‘ Wizard Flame Hat has the same affect.
I just want to start a flame in your heart.
And that one is you, no other will do.
The beginning lyrics to one of my favorite classic tunes.
I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire by The Ink Spots
reminds me of Stone’s tribute to Spellcasters since
this hat doesn’t find it necessary to be grandiose in size
nor shout with loud colors or patterns.
We Spellcasters never want our opponent to see us coming.
Subtlety is necessary as we charge up a fireball to take them out.
Raisin colored, wrapped in a silky band and finished off with
a buckled flickering flame, the Wizard Flame Hat gives the
jump on the opposition.
So, pass the word.
In fact, let me tell one more person.
Hat: Wizard Flame – Stone’s Works
Dress: Spiked – Zenith
Cardigan: Assi – C’est la vie
Bodysuit: Kitty Kitty – Mutiny in Heaven
Hair: Saturday – Rama Salon
Eyeshadow: Aysun – Zibska
*The Seasons Story Anniversary Gift
Lipstick: Bliss – Zibska
*Lipstick currently @ this October’s The Seasons Story
Poses/Prop: The Lantern – Image Essentials
Location: HappyMood (HPMD)
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
Having a cup of my favorite warm liquid on a cold day?
Warms my cockles, ya’ll!
When the wind and the rain gets ta’ going,
my tea-stained mug
my blue thermal blanket picked and clawed by
my Chocolate Snowshoe cat
become my best friends.
Add a plate of sweets and a comfy place to sit and
I’ve nearly described StoraxTree‘s Goodwin collection.
Dazzling it’s way into my heart and hopefully into your homes,
Goodwin (sold separately) has kicked in the DAZZLE Event‘s doors.
Take a seat on either the Armchair or Settee and rest your weary bones.
Sweets, Coffee, Daily Newspaper
and Paper with Pencil are at your beck and call.
If Menopause Is your best friend,
beat that annoying companion into submission
with Goodwin’s rotating ceiling fan complete with light.
Prefer to sit by candlelight?
Choose one or both End Tables as well as the Coffee Table
lit up by candles placed within golden Lanterns.
Lastly, kick back and breath in the O2 Goodwin’s tall potted
Plant on a pedestal provides.
With this many animations and props at your disposal,
you’ll have all you need to start the cooler weather
off in the right direction.
As for me,
I’m just gonna curl up
in a fluffy Cabbit ball and
Furniture: Goodwin (pieces sold separately) – StoraxTree
Shoulders/Skirt: Alethea – Wicca’s Wardrobe
Corset/Breastplate: Sigrun Armor – Flecha
Hair: Lucrezia Borgia – F&M Oblivion
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
Trampled to death.
Sometimes, that is the best way to describe how I feel.
And this is one of those times.
I’m on an emotional roller coaster, Ya’ll.
Up, down, left, right and under the damn-ass dirt.
Gawd, don’t let the tears start because when they do,
it’s a total stampede….
In this state, I try not to burn bridges.
The relationships I have with others are special and unique.
But, if you bombard me, I can’t think.
I can’t create!
I can’t love.
I’m gonna lace up my Converse and seriously think about
running away with the herd.
I need space.
Keep Calm, ya say?
First, I gotta get calm.
They say having pets can bring such peace.
Well, guess what?
It’s rare for a Blogger (this one, anyway) to be asked to write about
something so unique and fun, that you adopt it into your everyday life.
Clothes, Hair, Makeup, Jewelry, Shoes — I have tons
(most I purchased myself).
I even have animals like KittyCats, but nothing like this…
How do I explain Second Life’s Digital Farm System?
Well, let me begin by taking it from the source:
“Digital Farm System (DFS) is an amazing new farming simulation system on Second Life (SL), which allows player experience the depths of farming life by planning their farming goals, breeding different types of farm animals, and grow their own crops, plants and trees.”
DFS is amazing.
It’s so involved that I can barely wrap my head around it.
Not only do you raise farm animals like Cows, Bulls and Pigs.
But, also tend to crops, butcher (unless you’re vegetarian)
and cook what you’ve grown.
There is a huge trading system in place and although I am new to it all,
I plan to become more involved.
Here is your opportunity to join me.
DFS is presenting an Exclusive for Rock Your Rack.
The RYR Cow, pretty in pink and branded with a
Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon on her hinney is the perfect way
to begin your farming journey.
Along with their Halloween 2018 Bull, Hay and Water,
You’ll be bouncing baby calves off your knees in no time.
Honestly, I can’t wait and neither can you…
Ya see, TODAY is the LAST day for you to snatch up
Your own RYR Cow since TODAY is the FINAL day for Rock Your Rack.
One High FURshion entry simply isn’t enough.
So, I will be posting more as time goes along.
In the meantime,
Farming: Animals/Hay/Water Trough – Digital Farming System
Pants: Overalls – L.A. BoS
Top: Dana Shorty Tank – Valentina E
Hair: Milana – Phoenix
Collar: Aurora – Wicca’s Wardrobe
Polish: Enchanted With Glitz – PS Nails
Pumpkin: The Living Light – Real Lights
Tree: Fiery Tree Demon – Bentham
Stalks/Grassy Knolls: Corn Cluster – Little Branch
Scarecrow Mound: Pumpkin King Rock – Love Homes and Garden
Prop: Pitchfork V2 – 3D Republic
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