Thursday, July 23, 2015

It's Perfect Summer Weather

Dear Diary:

I'm really enjoying this summer.  It's perfect summer weather for me.  Not too hot...not too cold...just right!  And this shows just how I'm liking it in both of my worlds.

In my first world, I spend the summers on a lake, with a dock much like this.  I love sitting there with the waves lapping up against the foundation.  It's been a wonderful relaxing month out there in the sun.  Although, the seagulls never get this close.

In my second world, it's always summer.  My dock is connected to the patio of my house, and ends up in the lagoon where I can swim to cool off. 

I live a glorious life.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy (pale)
Mani/Pedi: The Wicked Peach (summer collection)
Hair with hat: INK chignon

Top: Kitja Mimi Croptop (lemon)
Shorts: Kitja Mimi Shorts (black)
Sunglasses: HOC Industries

Dock: Shutter field dock with steps
Gulls: Ohmai Herring gull

Pose: Imeka

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Everyone Enjoys a Carnival

Dear Diary:

Sunday was "National Ice Cream Day", with my favourite flavour being Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia (yes, I was a DeadHead).  I hadn't seen my bff Chloe in a long time so I texted her saying, "Let's meet up for a double decker."  Now Chloe is constantly aware of her calorie intake, which drives me CRAZY but she agreed quickly and suggested the Wayward Carnival.  I love carnival rides so that sounded perfect.  Of course while there, we did have to go and get our ice cream.

While we were waiting for the ferris wheel to finish its run, we discussed how we had both been shopping at some of the great events going on.  Chloe saw the dress I had just purchased and mentioned she had wanted the same one.  I suggested she go pick one up - in a different colour of course.

It was a fun day, even though Chloe couldn't resist giving me the calorie count in my delicious ice cream.  Like....who cares?

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Hair: D!va Marie
Top: Atomic Merlady Set 1 (Collabor88)
Skirt: Atomic Button front denim (Collabor88)
Bracelets: Maxi Gossamer Painted Pansies
Flip Flops: Gos Boutique flip flops (white)
Cone: Imeka Cake Ice Cream Cone #7 (Wayward Carnival)
Pose: Purple Poses

I'm wearing:
Hair: Analog Dog Bangs 2
Dress: Aphorism Summertime dress pattern (purple) (The Seasons Story)
Hat: Mikunch wide brimmed straw hat (Chapter Four)
Earrings: ieQED Brisa (gold)
Sandals: Pure Poison Rosalie Flat Sandal (mauve)
Cone: Imeka Cake Ice Cream Cone #5 (Wayward Carnival)
Pose: Diesel Works

Friday, July 10, 2015

Flat Draxtor?

Dear Diary:

Where is that Flat Draxtor?  I would like to meet him. 

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Hair: D!va Nene

Bikini: Baiastice Jade Bikini (roses)

Dock: Shutterfield dock with steps, with ramp

Monday, July 6, 2015

You Can Ask Me Anything!

Dear Diary:

June is a very busy month for me so I was late seeing Strawberry Singh's Monday Meme.  I'm also a little late with the post but here it is!

1. If Linden Lab shut the door on Second Life, what do you think you might do to replace it, or the time you spend on it. Gaming, school, work, reading, other virtual world, etc?
Hmmm....tough question.  I really enjoy Second Life.  I like the idea I can be a chameleon and be / look however I choose.  I would probably look around for another world although I think it would be very difficult to find something that could or would replace my Second Life.  I also think most of us already accomplish extras like school, work, reading and family in our "spare" time so those wouldn't be a replacement for me.

2. What would you consider your mission statement for your blog?
I think my mission statement would be to keep true to my thoughts and to myself.  I write about what I enjoy.  Often I tie in my RL to some extent.  Sometimes I have definite opinions which I am not afraid to voice.  I love doing this blog and I know I would have to continue with blogging in some other capacity.  I guess, I hope, that what I write interests other people but I don't think that matters to me.  The number of views of my blog is not really important, it's the fact I'm writing!

3. What would you change about your SLife right now if you could just press a magic button and have it automatically happen?
I don't think I would change very much.  I'm comfortable with my SLife; my friends; my travel and my home.  Perhaps, to be able to dress my mesh body and not have to worry that my bits are showing, would be magic for me.

4. What topic would you like to see explored in a non fashion blog post? Anything you are curious about and want someone else to do all the research?
In my other world, I do research so I always enjoy reading where people have delved into the "guts" of a topic.  I would be interested in the technology of SL - how we can get the max out of it; what happens behind our screens and what computer add-ons or fix-ups would help.

5. Do you have a point of contact in SL? Someone that a person from your RL knows to contact in case something happens to you or you are unable to get online for an extended period of time?
Yes I do.  A RL friend got me into SL in the first place so she knows the "real" me.

6. What provides you the most inspiration and motivation to keep learning and growing? What keeps you from being held back by the common negativity in SecondLife and elsewhere?
I'm self-motivated.  I like to learn new things (when I have the time) so I will always keep going.  I see negativity in SL but it doesn't intrude on my life.  I don't hang out with negative people in either world and if someone like that happens to come my way, they're gone.

7. How do you deal with other bloggers (who don't know you personally) that are spiteful towards you?
I really don't have to deal with this since no one knows who I am.  But if I did, I know it wouldn't bother me.  I would ignore it.  I always think that when someone is overly nasty to you, it stems from a little jealousy on their side.

8. What is your advice to those that admire you and what you do, hoping to be able to do some of the same things with as much confidence as you often seem to have?
This gave me a chuckle.  I must admit, I have a lot of confidence in either world.  I'm very secure in who I am but I would never try to tell anyone how to achieve that.  That's something that just comes to you.  I'm sure no one in this world or my other world "admires" me.  It would surprise me a lot if they did.

9. Name 5 favorite events in Second Life.
1. FaMESHed - great place for new mesh ideas
2. The Arcade - fulfills my gambling habit
3. Hair Fair - hair whore - guilty
4. A Tattered Page - love the correlation of book and creator
5. Pose Fair - can't get enough poses

10. Name 3 of your favorite blogs.
Sorry...just can't pare it down to 3.  I read a lot every day; some several times a week; and others periodically.  They are all well done and it amazes me how many creative people there are who have great photography skills, tremendous fashion sense and the ability to put it all together with a meaningful background.  I gain a lot of information from them.  I would hate to name only 3.

Nice to be doing a meme again.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Eye shadow: mock Miss Vanity (original purple)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Lipstick: Oceane Metallix Glammy lips 2
Hair: Dura Boys & Girls 53

Dress: Baiastice Ilary Print (tan)

Ear cuff: Swallow Cross
Earring: Maxi Gossamer Roho (gold)
Ring: Maxi Gossamer Dream Angel Skull

Pose: aDORKable (on SL Marketplace)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Canada!

Dear Diary:

Today is the day I'm going full-out!!  It's going to be a weiner roast over a fire; corn on the cob roasted in the coals; oodles of potato salad; a heaping dish of spicy chili all washed down with a beer, followed up by a multitudinous amount of s'mores, made with roasted marshmallows.  Oh Yeah!!

I hope all my Canadian friends are enjoying the day as much as I am.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: A&A Kandy
Dress: London People Toronto Girl Canada
Shoes: Gos BoutiqueGrace Red glitter

Pose: HelaMiyo

Background: Dazzling Designs Canada Day Decal Texture (SL Marketplace)

Flag: Canada Flag (unknown)