Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Here's to a Happy 2015

Dear Diary: 

"Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.  The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can."
Douglas Pagels
In 2015, I wish that your diary this year, turns out to be the best you've ever had. 
Happy New Year.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Analog Dog Val
Dress: Baiastice  Kylie Dress (ivory) (December Uber)
Earrings and Necklace: Maxi Gossamer Serena White Pearls

Happy New Year Banner: Diesel Works

Monday, December 29, 2014

Panic in a Box

Dear Diary:

It was interesting to read the new Challenge on Strawberry Singh's post.  I was really hesitant about doing it since...I'm a bit, or a little...ok...definitely... claustrophobic!  But as long as the lid wasn't on, I could do it.

To qualify this Challenge, I would have to say that I would never put my avatar (or me) in a box...ever ... so there would be nothing in there with me.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Argrace
Sweater: Purple Moon Dresha top
Jeans: Izzie's skinny jeans (brown)

Crate: MMG's freight box
Background: [T] Dead Forest Photobox (no longer available)
Pose: ht studio

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

"At Christmas, Play and Make Good Cheer. For Christmas Comes but Once a Year" (Tusser)

Dear Diary:

Chloe, Sam and I
wish you a very Merry Christmas
the happiest of New Years.
Our wish is for peace and prosperity for all of us.
Good Night for now.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Another Successful Trip to The Arcade

Dear Diary:

As I mentioned in a previous post, I love going to The Arcade.  This time I went and managed to pick up a few items that I missed the first round. 

In the middle of the building, there is a large Christmas tree and to my delight, I found some colourfully wrapped gifts underneath.  The generous creators featured at The Arcade put out excellent free surprises for all of us.

Good NIght for now.

From The Arcade:
Skin: Glam Affair (Asia)
Coat: Coco duffle caot (navy)
Boots: Baiastice Gill Stret;ch boots (knit Jacquard - clan)
Puppy: tsg Yorkie puppies (choco basic)

Found under the tree at The Arcade (all free)
Hat: silentsparrow Star bright winter hat (blue selected)
Drink in hand: Tentacio fruit drink (blue)
Picture: floorplan happy holiday frame
Tree: aisling Monbo sapn (white)
Ornament box: Pixel Mode ornament box (green/red)

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I Love Those Crazy Christmas Sweaters

Dear Diary:

I've always been attracted to those "crazy" Christmas sweaters.  My Grandmother had a few favourites.  I remember as a kid laughing at first, then thinking they were ridiculous and, finally liking them in a nostalgic way. I like them.  And I've discovered I'm not the only one.

The other day in my local newspaper, there was an article stating that no longer are the Christmas sweaters "tacky";  they now have become "trendy".  The article went on to say that these sweaters have become a tradition for people who often throw house parties with the ugly Christmas sweater theme.  Families will often buy several in order to wear them for their annual Christmas picture.  The most popular topic on the sweaters is Santa, of course.  There are Santas with fluffy beards, with reindeer, on ice skates, and with multitudes of jingling bells.  Snowmen (or women) come in a close second.

With that in mind, I took a return trip to The Arcade to buy another sweater.  I hit the jackpot with a Santa one.

Finally - I'm in with the "in" crowd!  Thanks Grandma.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: IA magic hair (now on SL Marketplace)

Sweater: Shai Crazy Christmas Sweater (Santa Smile) (The Arcade Dec)
Leggings: Milk Motion cut-out leggings (red)
Boots: lassitude & ennui Timea ankle boots (grey)

Pose: Behavior Body sitting

Location: Calas Galadhon's Noel

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Whew! I Got Into The Arcade!

Dear Diary:

I love going to The Arcade no matter what season but I particularly like going in  December.  It's always hard for me to get into the event early on, but this time I just happened to hit it right.  It was very laggy for me but I did manage to pick up a few things that I thought were exceptional.  I'm showing a few items in this first post.

My first purchase was the crazy Christmas sweater.  The detail on it was amazing and I have a fondness for Christmas sweaters.

The boots were a surprise purchase since I hit a rare one.  They came with a HUD for changing colours but I left them untouched.

I don't usually buy hair from a Gacha machine but the hair was a cute style and the earmuffs were adorable and can be worn separately with any other hair.

My butler is a Prince!  He's attentive, always available, welcomes guests AND he's a bartender.  So, after an exhausting day at the Arcade, one needs to rest, relax and have a small martini - shaken, not stirred, with three olives.


Good Night for now.

From The Arcade:

Sweater: Shai Crazy Christmas sweater (mint ribbons)
Hair with earmuffs: Tableau Vivant Panda-white kitty
Boots: Flite Solo Snowboots War RARE

Butler:  Mutresse Ribald Butler (Bartender)

Background: Katink Parish Winter

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Parfait For My Thanksgiving Dinner

Dear Diary:

I usually celebrate American Thanksgiving along with friends and relatives in the United States.  It's the traditional turkey dinner with the pumpkin pie for dessert at my house.  But this year, I decided to combine 2 important dates in November - tomorrow American Thanksgiving and National Parfait Day.  I bet you didn't realize that the delicious ice cream dessert had a day dedicated to it.

A parfait is a delicious mixture of ice cream, whipped cream with the addition of any kind of syrups or fruits.  It can have candy or sprinkles added on top, served in a fancy dish.  Use your imagination when constructing a parfait.  Whatever you have in it, it proves to be a wonderful end to a huge dinner.  Yes, it sounds like a sundae (and it kinda is) but "parfait" gives it a Continental touch.  My fav is vanilla ice cream, sliced bananas, hot fudge sauce topped with LARGE amounts of whipped cream, sprinkled with toasted pecans.  Totally yummy!!  That's what I'll be eating tomorrow.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends.  No matter what you have for your meal, enjoy the company of family and friends.  And try a parfait.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Lashes: mock Priscilla Eyelashes
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glossy Pout Pink (Love)
Teeth: Izzie's Teeth #4
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (casual)
Hair: Wasabi Pills Karin (FaMESHhed November)

Tee: WCanvas Off shoulder long t-shirt

Table and chair: La Galleria Pine French

Parfaits: Kennedy's Holiday Cheer Parfait Soda Drink Set (A) (SL Marketplace)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Movember is the New November

Dear Diary:

November is Movember for sure!  Of course during the month of November, all the men in my life are growing - or trying to grow - moustaches.  Sometimes, it's an effort.  But it's definitely for a good cause.

There is always a lot of events concerning women's health (as in the pink ribbon campaign) but little about men's cancer, so the Movember celebration hopes to bring more attention to the well-being of men.  Topics involve prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.

My friend, Sam, sprouted a moustache in our second world and I did too as support for him.  I think mine was easier to grow!  After trimming his 'stache, I started on his hair which made him a bit nervous.

To find out how your man can become a "MoBro", or to learn how you can help or to donate to the foundation, here is the website in Canada  and in the United States.

Good Night for now.

Sam is wearing:
Skin: Clef de Peau Joshua (T5)
Eyes: Ikon Promise (storm)
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced male hands (relax)
Hair: Redgrave Cruz
Moustache: Valiant & Sacred facial hair (now as Sacred Skins on SL Marketplace)
Jacket and shirt: etham Chris blazer (purple)
Jeans: hoorenbeek mesh skinny jeans (Indie blue)
Glasses: Role Optic Arcadi

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glossy Pout (deep plum)
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (casual)
Hair: Analog Dog seven
Moustache: INK (gift for Hair Fair 14)
Dress: Meli Imako Lagenlook tunic (tinted cranberry) (SL Marketplace)

Poses: at the Hair Salon

Location: Evans Spa and Resort

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Time of Remembrance

Dear Diary:

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders' fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders' Fields.
John McCrae
A time to remember all the fallen heroes.
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Hat with hair: Mina Hair Liss
Coat with skirt: coldLogic coat halfred (midnight)
Earrings: Caroline's Jewelry Large hoop earrings (silver) (SL Marketplace)
Poppy: TGW Remembrance Day Poppy 2014 (free) (SL Marketplace)
Pose: Flash Friendly (no longer available)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Different Hallowe'en Visit

Dear Diary:

As a kid, I was always scared when I went out on Hallowe'en.  Lots of my friends loved it and dressed up in the scariest, grossest, awfulest costume that they could get.  I went more for the fantasy, girly type.

One of my favourite places to visit is the Meta Body display.  I've quite a few bodies from that place so I decided to dress up for Hallowe'en this year wearing one of the displays.  It's the type of costume I like and the great part is they are all free.

Meta Body is an interesting project to visit.  There are four levels to look at, and all are spectacular in their depiction.
Here I'm in the silver avatar at Level 3, a futuristic city with turning objects and a outside railway.
Fly out for a visit.  You'll enjoy it.
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Taking A Walk In An Autumn Locale

Dear Diary:

It's getting on to the end of October so the gorgeous coloured trees in my area have faded a bit.  A lot have fallen to the ground.  That's provided hours of entertainment for the kids...and more work for parents who are trying to clean up their yards.  I'm afraid my walks through the woods are coming to an end.

In my second world, I was looking for a location that would duplicate the bright, vivid colours that are disappearing quickly for me.  And I found it!!

The sim, appropriately named, is Beautiful.

This sim is true to its name.  For me, the trees reflect my own surroundings.  I don't have a lot of red in leaf colouring but the yellows and oranges are brilliant.  Hats off to Inkie Loudwater for creating this place.  I almost think she did it for me but I know lots of other people enjoy it too.

Visit this wonderful location and experience a walk through a tunnel of colour.

Good Night for now.

Sam is wearing:
Cap: Just Because MG Newsboy Cap (dark wool)
Jacket: Howl Nova jacket (gray) (The Men's Dept)
Jeans: hoorenbeek Skinny jeans (Indie blue)
Boots: theosophy Lewiston boots (tan)
Backpack: Aitui Ridgeway bag (side style)

I'm wearing:
Hat with hair: Ink felting beret
Hoodie: dynasty Nordic hoodie
Pants: Izzie's skinny jeans (burgundy)
Boots: Reek Boston Boot (navy/pink socks) (no longer available)
Backpack: Olive Carry Me Backpack (beige) (no longer available)

Location: Beautiful 4 Seasons

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Yesterday Was Global HandWashing Day

Dear Diary:

October 15th marked the day dedicated to handwashing.  It seems strange to have a day devoted to that but the original organizers hoped to achieve world-wide acceptance of this practice in an effort to slow down major infections.

It was started in 2008 at a conference of World Water Week.  The program hoped to motivate people around the world to wash their hands with soap and water as it has shown that this simple task eliminates much of the bacteria causing respiratory diseases or other infections.  Originally it was meant to focus on children to reduce infant mortality but it now encompasses all age groups. 

This year, more than 70 countries will have participated in promoting this day.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Mirai Stat (store location not available but is found on SL Marketplace)
Shirt: Sheep Door Cropped Shirt (green stripes)
Jeans: Izzie's Skinny jeans (brown)

Sink: La Galleria White Wood Bathroom (sink) (includes animation, soap in hand)

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Canada

Dear Diary:

As I'm cooking my turkey, I'm looking out the window at a brilliantly blue sky framing yellow and red leaves of the trees in my back yard.  My mind is happy and I think of all the things I'm so thankful for on this Canadian holiday.

Of course, after a big turkey dinner with all of the extras, my friends and I try to stuff in a "small" piece of pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top.  Soooo good!!

Think of things that you're thankful for at this time.  Have a wonderful day with family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Good Night for now.

D├ęcor and pumpkin pie: La Galleria

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What's Up With Computer Glasses?

Dear Diary:

I don't own any type of computer glasses but I do have a friend that does.  He was a big fan when they first came out and vowed it was the greatest piece of technology to be invented.  He told me that Time Magazine recognized Google Glasses as the best invention of 2012.

I had some negative feelings when they first appeared.  How about having a relaxing lunch out, when your friend has this head set on, obviously not paying attention to you?  What about the impact of driving while wearing this device?  There's a lot to consider.  But....

Now there's the coming event of the iwatch.  My friend declares that THAT will be the best invention ever.  The computer glasses are in his drawer.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (elegant)
Hair: Dura Boy 44

Sweater: Emery
Scarf: Mr Poet wide scarf

Computer Glasses: Blackburn's computer glasses (unisex)

Location:  The Pixel Pot Restaurant

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A New Store to Me #11

Dear Diary:

When I visited The Instruments event last month, I picked up a cute dress from Sundaara Designs.  I wasn't familiar with the store so I decided to fly over to see what was there.  I was thrilled by what I saw.

Of course I had to buy!  These are a couple of dresses from my visit.

Sundaara Designs displays a good variety of casual but classy dresses.  The formal gowns are lovely and have a good range of colours and styles.  I loved the casual dresses that came in bright colour tones that were a little retro in their look.  Of course a few dresses are quite trendy, come in black and white, and would be great for a photo shoot for high-end modelling.  All the items are very reasonably priced so you can add lots to your inventory with little impact on your bank account.

I was truly impressed by the styles that were displayed.  Demos are available.  Everything is displayed well and it's easy to walk around and view the items. 

It's definitely a place to pick up a dress for any occasion so fly in for a look.  I know I'll be back for sure.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing from Sundaara Designs:
Left: Christina (sun)
Right: Zaara (CB2)

Background and Poses: Abranimations ProPhoto Studio

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Instruments Event

Dear Diary:

I did some shopping at the September Instruments Event and I came out feeling like a model.
Good Night for now.
From The Instruments Event, I'm wearing :
Hat: Xen's Hats Coprinus hat
Dress: Sundaara Designs Herbstlaub (gold)
Pose: PosESion

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Death Meme

Dear Diary:

I liked being a corpse in the meme last spring but this Death Meme made me really think.  I was alive for this one.

  1. Do you ever think about dying? How do you expect you’ll die?  I don't really think about dying a lot.  I know it's going to happen eventually but I don't plan on it happening soon.  I expect to pass on as a very old, crochety lady.
  2. Do you believe in an afterlife? If so, how do you visualize it? No, I don't believe in afterlife.  I do believe that heaven - and hell - is right here with us.  Somedays it's the most beautiful, wonderful place to be and when I have to shovel three feet of snow at -40C at 6 in the know where I am. 
  3. What is your preferred form of apocalypse and why? Apocalypse?  Wow!  I only hope that whatever hits me, it will be fast and permanent.
  4. How many times have you cheated death so far?  Only once that I know of.  At three, I had a serious illness that should have resulted in death.  But if I survived, I would be handicapped physically and mentally.  Although my friends think I do have a mental defiency, I came through it without any problem.
  5. Which fictional villain would you be okay being killed by?   I would choose Professor Moriarity from Sherlock Holmes.  To me, he's like a spider in the middle of a web.  He's smart, clever and thinks everything out before he strikes.  And...oh...if I can't come back to make him miserable (as the next question relates), I know that Sherlock Holmes will catch him for me.  
  6. If you’re murdered, do you stay and haunt the culprits forever or do you give up that opportunity to leave and go to heaven/hell/Cancun?  I would not go peacefully.  I would have to hunt that sucker down.  
  7. Will you have done everything you have wanted by the time you die?  OMG...NO!!!!  There's something new that comes along every day.  I won't have accomplished even a bit of what I want to do.
Well, after thinking about death for the last two days, I'm going to add to my bucket list.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: Mina Hair Noor
Hat: Black Arts Laima hat with veil (black)
Dress: Vrsion Rival 4.1 (The Insturments)
Gloves: LOW short lace gloves (black)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Eva Slingback (black satin)

Location: Haunted

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ushering in the Fall Season

Dear Diary:

Tomorrow marks the first day of the autumn season and an occasion where night and day are almost equal in length.

Usually in my part of the world, the change in the weather, from warm to cool, is a good indicator that the fall season has begun.  It's a great time to have a bonfire on a chilly night.  Deciduous trees are starting to turn colour and the country looks like it's painted in shades of yellow, orange and red.  Fall is a time to be outside and enjoy the surroundings,

It is getting darker earlier and earlier so that's one thing I don't like about Fall.  However, the new harvest of apples provides delicious eating; pumpkins foretell the coming of Thanksgiving and Hallowe'en; and kids are back at school.  Oh yeah....let's not forget the "fall line-up" of new television shows! 

Yep.  Autumn is an amazing time of year.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (light)
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hands: Slink AvEnchanced (casual)
Nail polish: Izzie's Slink Classic Nail HUD
Hair with hat: LeLutka Chill

Sweater: BoHo HoBo Cowl Sweater (patched 1)
Jeans: BoHo HoBo skinny jeans (black)
(store no longer open but available on SL Marketplace)
Boots: Teefy Chelsea Boot (Persian orange) (September Arcade)

Campfire: Katink (Campfire time)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Up In Space...Or Here On Earth?

Dear Diary:

I've always been interested in space.  No, I'm not one of those thrill seekers who want to jump on the nearest rocket but I believe we aren't the only "beings" around.  With the renewed interest in alien communication and the unsolved 6EQUJ5, I've become more intent on reading the space news.

Consequently when I found this quiz, "What kind of alien are you?" I decided to try it and see what I would be.  I turned out to be a Grey Alien.  The message given to me at the end was, "You're intelligent and endlessly curious, but also quite aloof and mysterious. You're shy and tend to avoid the spotlight"  Could that be how grey aliens are? 

A grey alien, named for its skin colour, is described as having a small stature, large eyes and big head. 

In 1947, a space craft attributed to grey aliens crashed in Roswell, New Mexico and witnesses supposedly saw bodies of the grey aliens that were then taken for autopsy.  That was never proven.  There have been many television programs and movies featuring fictional grey aliens but there have been testimonials from a few people who claim to have been abducted by the greys. 

Ufologist will continue to search for communication from space and when they do, I'll be listening.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Avatar: Grey Alien (Hikaru Yamamoto) (no longer available)
Space ship: Hopscotch Beam me up

Background: Katink

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Hardest Job in the World

Dear Diary:

A friend of mine has a teenage daughter who has just returned to high school for a new semester.  She's been looking for a part time job to make some money to be able to afford all the "items" that a teenager absolutely has to have!  I asked her what kind of work was she looking for.  She told me that she was considering accepting a position with one of the local restaurants.  She thought the pay, plus HUGE tips, would allow her to buy all the things she wanted.  I yelled, "OMG!!!  That's the hardest job in the world."  I worked as a waitress one summer when I was in school.

As a waitress, I took the brunt of all the complaints - the steak wasn't cooked enough / the steak was cooked too much; the soup was too hot / the soup was cold; there wasn't enough salad dressing / there was too much salad dressing.  Whatever  the complaint, it was always the waitress' fault.  And of course, not everybody left a tip.

I have a great respect for women who work in this service field.  It truly is the hardest job in the world.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (casual)
Lipstick: Pink Fuel Glossy Pout Lipstick (baby pink)
Hair: Truth Hair Sadie

Uniform: kataOnik Diner dress (green)
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer pearl daisies
Pose and roller skates: Focus Poses The Waitress

Background: Katink

Friday, September 5, 2014

This Is Why It's Hard Coming Back From Vacation

Dear Diary:

I had a wonderful relaxing vacation just as I planned.  Drank too much and ate too much.  I stopped in at a wonderful restaurant serving Italian food so here's why it's difficult to get back to "normal".

At the landing point, there's a sign and a welcome note.
After you enter the restaurant and take your seat, you're presented with the menu and are asked to select one item from each category.  I love Italian food so I picked things I would normally order in an Italian restaurant.
You can reset the menu to change your selections.  When you place your order, you receive a place setting with the suggestion that you imagine eating this delicious meal then stand when you're finished.  You receive a message giving you the calorie count for the meal.
Upon arriving at the Fitness Club, I got the notice of how I could burn off the calories.

Even though there were some keen women in the gym, I decided to forgo the exercise until another time.  It was a fun experience and I definitely will go back and try again when the menu changes.
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (suntan)
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (casual)
Lipstick: Oceane Glammy lips (orange 2)
Hair: Analog Dog Friday
Dress: Decoy Kass dress (yellow) (August Collabor8)
Shoes: Maitreya Gold Antheia sandals (taupe) (August Collabor8)
Necklace: Finesmith Mango
Bracelet: Maxi Gossamer Summertime Easy Living
Ring: LaGyo Bonbon ring
Pose: Kirin

Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's a Relaxing Vacation for Me!

Dear Diary:

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." 
(James Dent)
It's vacation time for me.  I've been looking forward to having a little R&R since my last time off.  I usually take a trip but I did go away in March so I thought I would just stay at home.  Of course, being the type A personality that I am, I have a definite agenda to rigidly follow.

I'll start off the day by thinking of what I have to do...
...followed by some intensive exercising of biceps and forearms...

...accompanied by staying hydrated after the workout on a hot day...
...culminating in a reprieve from the exhaustive schedule I just completed.  

Guess I'll have to go back to work just to get some rest.

I'll see you in a couple of weeks.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (sunkissed)
Closed eyelid: Slink Mesh lids and lashes
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (casual)
Hair with hat: elua Kei (Hair Fair 2014 gift)

Tank: Boom traveler tee (vintage)
Shorts: Boom estate shorts (sugar)
Flip-flops: Gos Boutique flipflops (baby pink)

Chair with poses: NanTra @ The Deck Life's a Beach Chair (sherbet)

Location: my house La Galleria Palo Alto

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

I Love This Summer Weather

Dear Diary:

Last January all I could think of was summer - hot sun, hot sand, and cool swimming.  My wish came true.  The temperature this past weekend was 34C (in the 90's) so I gathered my friends and we hit the beach.

We went to the beach in the Fotoscape location.  There are several opportunities for picture taking.  Beach chairs are available and if you're a member of this group, you can rez some of your own items for added props. 

I'll remember this day the first time I put the snow shovel in my hands.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Skin: Izzie's Harlow (caramel)
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (r-point; l-mouse)
Feet: Gos Boutique Barefeet (flat)
Hair: Milana Nikola
Bikini: Forever Summer Red Tartan string bikini (SL Marketplace)

Sam is wearing:
Skin: Clef de Peau Joshua
Hands and feet: Slink male
Hair: Redgrave Cruz
Sunglasses: Adjunct nineteen ninety shades
Swimsuit: XIA Summer Board Shorts (lime) (August Men's Dept)
Surfboard with pose: Image Essentials Wearable surfboard

I am wearing:
Skin: LeLutka Lola (suntan)
Hands: Slink AvEnhanced (casual)
Feet: Gos Boutique Barefeet (arched)
Hair: Truth Hair January (gift)
Swimsuit: La Luna Badeanzug (blue)
Beach ball with pose: Exposeur

Location: Fotoscape

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Wildlife Can Be Dangerous When You're Driving

Dear Diary:

In my part of Canada, the moose is a magnificent looking animal.  He's not pretty or cute but he is very unique.  He can also be dangerous at various times of the year, usually in the fall, around mating season.  However, lately there's been a warning that moose are coming out of the bush onto roads causing lots of car accidents.  Why? Because of the mosquitoes and black flies!

The summer weather has been very wet this year, with rain several times during the week.  Ordinarily by this time, when hot weather is prevalent, those pesky insects are gone.  Still flying around now, the flies are bothering the moose so they're coming out of the bush.
Most moose are found in Canada, with an estimate of a million animals.  The moose live in the boreal forests of the north where there are cooler temperatures.  They are good swimmers so live near marshes or river banks.  Being plant eaters, moose get their food from new tree shoots or from aquatic plants.  Due to a remarkable and complex mouth and nose, they are the only members of the deer family that can eat under water.
On average, an adult moose can stand roughly 2 metres (6 feet) at the shoulder and weigh as much as 360 kg (about 800 lb) so when a car and a moose collide, it can be lethal.  Seatbelts or air bags don't offer much support.  Most drivers try to avoid hitting this animal, by running their car off the road themselves.
I've never had an accident with a moose but one has run along side of my car.  When looking out the side window, I could only see legs running along with me.  A little intimidating for sure!

Stay safe on the highway.
Good Night for now.
I'm wearing:
Hair (with hat): LeLutka Breeze (gift)
Top: TuttiFrutti Emma blouse (radiant orchid)
Shorts: TuttiFrutti Play shorts (pale flowers)
Flip flops: Gos Boutique flip flops (pale pink)
Sunglasses: Dark Mouse Cateye glasses (Marilyn)

Vehicle: Mesh Mafia Wrecled Cars
Moose: Alaskan Bull Moose (SL Marketplace)