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)