Tuesday, September 27, 2016

My Second Job In My First World

Dear Diary:

In addition to my regular "pays-in-first-world" job, I take on a position of sessional lecture at a local post secondary institute.  It gets me out of an environment where I only work with a couple of people everday. Suddenly I'm thrown into a room where I deal with over 60.  I enjoy the teaching very much and working with students is very rewarding...ummm...and frustrating at the same time.

I do teach a subject that I deal with in my job so I do know a lot about that but sometimes a student will ask me something beyond my realm of knowledge.  That's so good!  It does show they're enthusiastic about the subject but more than that, it stimulates my brain and keeps me current.

I admire anyone who goes into the education profession.  It's a tough job.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Makeup: mock Pandora's Gingersnaps and Champagne (store not open yet)
Hair: Argrace Sae

Sweater: fame femme sweater (white)
Skirt: fame femme skirt (beigie)
Shoes: G&D Footwear Gussie v1 (white/choco)
Necklace and earrings: Meva Greta set (colours)
Glasses: ZOOM Milus
Briefcase: Virtually Visual Colour changing Leather briefcase (SL Marketplace)

Desk: Newchurch Mission Executive Desk and chair
Blackboard: Really useful classroom blackboard (SL Marketplace)

Pose: -no wow- (no longer available)

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The Second (Almost) Annual UnEVENTful Challenge

Dear Diary:

Yesterday I was reading a blog by PeepSideshow Darkward, called "Pics by Peep".  It's informative, current and she takes great pictures.  She is again proposing "The Second (Almost) Annual UnEVENTful Challenge".  The Challenge is to take a picture of yourself, not wearing anything that was purchased at an event.  I thought this was a tremendous idea!

Now don't get me wrong.  I love events and I manage to go to a lot of them...and spend many $$.  When one works full time, has responsibilities and needs sleep, it's not easy to check out all the stores on the grid so if different items are central it makes it a lot easier.  When I fly into an event, I can easily see what's trendy in clothes, shoes and hair while often checking on decor and landscaping at the same time. However, getting into the venue is always a problem and sometimes they're so large that I lose interest.  I always prefer going to the store and purchasing there.  So I was up for the Challenge.

Everything I have on was purchased in a store, not at an event. Some of the items were older but I flew back to each store and so far all items are still available. 

This was an interesting test for everyone to try.  Check out Peep's Challenge.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Shadow and Lipstick: Madrid Solo U-color it
Mani / Pedi: The Wicked Peach Spring basics
Hair: Dura boy 44

Dress: !gO! Gabi dress (7)
Cardigan: tram JI cardigan with colour HUD
Shoes: KC Couture Amy ballerina flats
Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Shell Teardrop (Sea Pearl)

Pose: !bang stand (now only in SL Marketplace)

Location: The Keys

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Fulfilling My Shoe Fetish

Dear Diary:

I'm a sucker shoes!  My closet in both my worlds is filled with shoes that I've fallen for over many years.  And when the shoes are animal prints, in particular leopard, I'm a goner.  

When I saw these wedges by Gos at FaMESHED, I just had to have them.        

Luckily I had just bought this stylish and very sexy dress at Tetra so my outfit was complete.  

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Eyes: Ikon Sunrise (deep hazel)
Lashes: MC Falsies
Eye Shadow: mock Bright beige
Lipstick: mock Lip Colour (twine)
Mani / Pedi: Shakeup! Nails Applier (basic dark)
Hair: Entwined Zoe (at The Crossroads til Sept 28)

Dress: Tetra Sahara dress (latte)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Annette wedges (leopard) (at FaMESHed til Sept 27)
Necklaces and Earrings: Maxi Gossamer Boho Bliss Tassel-tastic (long & short)

Mirror: La Galleria Ivory Plank Cheval Mirror

Poses: Flash Friendly Poses 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Honour Your Grandparents Today

Dear Diary:

Every September there's an observance to honour elders, grandparents, that have had an impact on your life.  I've written about Granparents' Day before.  I valued my grandparents and was very lucky to have them in my life, if only for a very short time. 

As a kid, I probably didn't listen hard enough to the stories; I definitely didn't pay attention to the "should and should-nots"; and I often refused to try and learn the language.  I regret all of this now, as an adult, but of course it's too late.

If you still are fortunate to have grandparents, tell them how much you love them on their day.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Izzie's Romy
Wrinkles: Izzie's All Face Wrinkles
Shape: Ruby Skins (Ruby)
Hair: LaLa Moon Dream

Dress: Meli Imako Polka Dot Retro (blue) (SL Marketplace)
Slippers: mi pop Stark white slippers (SL Marketplace)
Glasses: je suis charmante (red) 

Carpet: kunst boho carpet (no longer available)
Lamp: The Infinite Living Room Simplicity floor lamp (no longer available)

Pose (with rocker and knitting) What Next Knitanista

Saturday, September 3, 2016

No Work On Labour Day

Dear Diary:

Once Labour Day comes, it brings the last long weekend of summer.  The day is designated a statutory holiday in Canada so government offices and most retail stores are closed to allow employees to enjoy a long weekend and hopefully the good weather.  I'm one who is choosing to really relish the time to relax.

Wherever you are, I hope you manage to have a wonderful weekend and Labour Day with no labour!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Skin: Insol Sophie
Mani/Pedi: The Wicked Peach Spring Basics
Hair: Entwined Melody

Tee: Addams Jennifer Round neck (heaven)
Jeans: Tetra high waisted ripped jeans (#5)
Sunglasses: ieQED Joss shades (white)

Hammock (with pose): Heart Garden Centre Romantic Couples hammock (natural)

Location: My beach front