Monday, August 29, 2011

OMG!!! It's LIVER!!!

Dear Diary:
I'm not sure why the word, the thought of, or the look of LIVER brought out the aggressiveness in my nature but it did.  ~~Shudder~~  As a tall and skinny kid, my parents were told to "beef me up" and a sure way to do it, was by feeding me liver.  My Mother had some wild and wonderful ways of trying to disguise it but the smell of it cooking was a sure give-away.
Thanks for the memories.
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sun kissed)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (dark)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: LeLutka 2011 lashes / long
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics winged eye with lashes (brown)
Hair: Plume jeux d'enfants
Dress: ALEIDA Beha dress (military brown)
Shoes: Revelation (Charlene)
Earrings: Mandala Senjyu earrings (Africa)
Gun: Walther P99 v2.1 (SL Marketplace)
Poses: Niqotine; Free handgun poses (no longer available)

Friday, August 26, 2011

One of my Favourite Songs

Dear Diary:

I was reading the ICON Lifestyle magazine and noticed the article about DJs and the songs they love to play.  I suddenly thought of songs I love to listen to over and over again. 

One of my favs right now is "These Days" by the Foo Fighters, an alternative rock band formed in 1994.  This song is from their current collection, Wasting Light and I think one of the best on the albumn.

But it's alright.
Yeah it's alright.
I said it's alright.
Easy for you to say.
Your heart has never been broken.
Your pride has never been stolen.

Not yet, not yet.
One of these days.
I bet your heart'll be broken.

I bet your pride'll be stolen.
I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet, I'll bet.
One of these days. One of these days.

Watch Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters.  This song is so good!

And who among us has never had a heart that's been broken?

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Mila HUSH
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Alma

Men's Suit: Complete outfit from 2ndMe (SL Marketplace)

Pose (with guitar) Glitterati (Rock star)

Location: The Rock Store

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Dies Caniculares

Dear Diary:

Ahhh yes.  The "dog days" of summer are upon us.  Generally these days are the hottest of the summer season and that's exactly what's happening in my part of the country. 

In the northern hemisphere, the days fall between early July and early September. They were given this name in early times as it was believed that Sirius, the Dog Star, came too close to the sun causing hot weather.  It was also thought that it was an evil time, as a quote from Clavis Calendarium (Brody) states "when the seas boiled, wine turned sour, Quinto raged in anger, dogs grew mad, and all creatures became languid, causing to man burning fevers, hysterics, and phrensies".

But luckily that isn't even a consideration now and in this beautiful weather I wanted to go to the beach one last time so I persuaded my good friend, Chloe to join me.

It was a great afternoon and one we'll remember during the freezing days of January.

Good Night for now.

We're wearing:
Skin: YS&YS Penelope
Eyes: YS&YS (blue)
Eyelashes: Glow Studio Hollywood lashes (Greta Garbo)
Hair: Mirone Faye
Bikini: Kumiko Hawaiian Sweetheart bikini (flowers)
Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry large hoop earrings (silver) (gift)
Pose: Gizza

Skin: LeLutka Friday skin (sun tan) (Rocking Friday)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics eyelashes (#03)
Hair: ALEIDA Wippy (gift)
Bikini: ALEIDA Rio bikini (violet)
Snorkel: Le Poppycock Waterbaby Sea Maid's music
Pose: Estetica

Location: Club Gigitty

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chartreuse..can you dig it?

Dear Diary:

Man, when I saw the colour of the week I was just freakin' out, ya know?  Heavy.  Hey, I had to get with it!  Can't get wigged out.  It had to be a 60's trip.  Bummer.  Headed to my pad and almost needed a church key to get into my inventory.  What a drag looking for that groovy green.  And then I found it!  Cool!  What a fab outfit. 

It was a gas putting this together.  Far out!  OK...time to scarf some gut wadding before the sit-in.

Peace Brother...oops....

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Friday skin (sun tan) (Rocking Friday)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics glittery smokey eye (green)
Eye lashes: Mozz Cosmetics eyelashes version 2 (#09)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (fuschia)
Hair: W&Y Hair #56

Dress & boots: *Subculture* 60's art dress

Earrings: Je Suis une princesse earrings
Bracelets: DM color bangles set

Poses: OT stand; LAP; Just a pose

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What a Jazzy Berry!

Dear Diary:

I love this quote:

Life is a lot like jazz... it's best when you improvise...
                                                      (George Gershwin)
So...I'm improvising!
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Friday (sun tan) (Rocking Friday)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye makeup: Mozz Cosmetics Glittery Smokey Eye (purple)
Eye lashes: Mozz Cosmetics eyelashes version 2 (#3)
Lipstick: LeLutka Lola (lilac)
Hair: LeLutka RUSH (gift)
Nails: Je Suis...naive nails #001 Purples
Dress: Blaze Crush tube dress - silk (mauve)
Shoes: Basevi Moda Stiletto (purple) (no longer available)
Earrings & Necklace: NHA! Maya set

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Some things just HAVE to be done

Dear Diary:

I love all my worlds.  I work in each of them; I visit interesting places in both; and, I maintain a wonderful group of friends.  But I think we all love this world because it's glamourous.  We can dress in the fanciest clothes, have the neatest coiffure, apply  flawless makeup and drape ourselves in various jewels.  

However, sometimes real life seeps into this other world and tells us to ...ummm..."GET A LIFE!!"  When that happens, we get slapped with a wash cloth of reality and know we have to do in our second world, what we do in our perfect world.  So...

I guess I'm not movie star material after all.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Friday skin (sun tan) (Rocking Friday)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics eyelashes -01
Hair: Dark Mouse Kelly (gift)

Dress: GF mermaid dress "Layla" (emerald)
Rubber gloves: (purple) (not sure of where they came from)

Earrings: AB [Mood] Diamante earrings

Mop & rust bucket: Mop & bucket (free) (SL marketplace)
Sponge, brown bucket and pose: Dutchie Furniture

Drawers: La Galleria Painted chest of drawers
Clock: Clocks R Us Regulator wall clock

Monday, August 8, 2011

Amazing Apricot

Dear Diary:

I didn't know that apricots have to be picked when ripe and eaten fairly soon after that or they go bad. 

I didn't know you couldn't store them unless they were dried.

I didn't know that the Italian liqueur, Amaretto, gets its flavour from the kernel of the apricot and not almonds.  Go figure!

I'm just learning so much.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Friday skin (sun tan) (Rocking Friday)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: Mozz Cosmetics eyelashes
Hair: Tomoto t.humanoide OKAPPA

Cami: Lisa L summer top (coral)
Shorts: Lisa L summer shorts (coral)
Sandals: Aoharu flat gladiator sandals (gold)
Hat: Gos Shoes floppy hat with scarf
Bag: Je suis insouciant bag brown (shade 1)

Earrings: Baubles Moon earrings (copper) (no longer available)

Poses: aDorkable poses (frisky)

Friday, August 5, 2011

How about an official Canadian cake?

Dear Diary:

A few months back I blogged about Canada getting an official tartan ["Canada's Official Tartan - April 7, 2011].  Well, now someone has proposed we have a national cake - strawberry shortcake!  This would not be the typical biscuit variety.  It would be a white cake, topped with fresh strawberries and iced with whipped cream. 
Looking through the window of my greenhouse, you can see me picking the strawberries off a plant in a container but in Canada, strawberries grow wild in almost every province, making them a perfect choice for an official cake.  When you put them on top of a white cake, with whipped cream, you have Canada's colours in full display.  Using it for Canada's birthday cake, you could outline the Canadian flag in strawberries.  How supremely yummy would that be?

I'm for this cake...well, actually I'm for any cake.  I going to take this plate of strawberries and try making the cake right now.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola Friday skin (sun tan) (Rocking Friday)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eyelashes: FTL Eyelashes 502 Kirei
Hair: Raspberry Aristocratic Hair Petunia II (gift from Hair Fair 2011)

Jumpsuit: The Sea Hole DNA Summer suit (free) (SL Marketplace)

Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Large Hoop earrings (silver) (gift)

Greenhouse: La Galleria greenhouse (gift)

Strawberry plant: Estequal Virtual strawberry plant
Strawberries on plate: Dish with wild strawberries #1 (SL Marketplace)

Pose: Exposeur

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A new computer is a wondrous thing

Dear Diary:
Ahhh yes!  After talking to friends, stalking the computer stores, reading countless Consumer Reports, accompanied by a lot of anxiety, I did buy a new desktop computer.  Armed with my bit of plastic, I cha-chinged my way home.  However, it sat in the box for 3 weeks [My old computer was like a comfortable slipper] but 3 days ago I decided it was time to move ahead.

First pic with new computer (not edited)
 I've set up computers before. I use them at work so I was prepared for the steps I needed to take to get this new one operable.  "Nooo problem", I thought.  Getting it out of the box seemed to be the hard part - so much for the "green" packaging.  Right.  Disconnect the old; connect the new.  Ooops!  Where do I attach the VGA cord?  Back to the store.  Oh...ok...that's what this adapter is for.  Gotcha!  Home again.  All connected now.  Hmmm....colour is just green and blue.  Change cords.  Nope.  Back to the store.  Will you test this adapter please?  It's good?  Right.  Home again. Connect the monitor to my old computer.  Working fine.  Back to the store.  What can I do now?  Try the DVI cord? Sure.  Home again.  Still green and blue.  Alrighty!  Back to the store WITH the computer.  PLEASE TEST IT HERE [am thinking I'm an idiot].  AHA!!!  So it's NOT me!  Video card is not co-operating.  HURRAY!!!!  I'm vindicated.  Home again with a brand new hard drive. was your weekend?
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Friday (suntan) (Rockin' Friday)
Eyes: Miriel Hazel (no longer available)
Eye lashes: LeLutka Lola lashes
Hair: Truth Hair Joanna

Blouse: GF Floral halter top (wine) (gift)
Capris: GF Capri jeans (wine)
Sandals: Aoharu Ethnic Bijou (opal)


Location: Pear Computer Store