Tuesday, October 31, 2017

My Kind Of Hallowe'en Night

Dear Diary:

I'm not a big fan of Hallowe'en in any world.  As a kid, I went trick and treating with my friends and was always thrilled with the amount of candy I got from the neighbours.  My Mom went through my bag and eliminated all the "bad" candy that I'm sure she ate when I wasn't looking.  Then I had the party phase with costumes and dancing.  I was never creative so my costume was unassuming.  Now that I'm truly an adult, I like to stay home in my cozy house (since it's usually raining or snowing in my part of the world) and hand out candy to kids who come to my door.

While I wait for the shouts of "Hallowe'en treats please", I tend to sample every candy or chocolate bar in the bowl.  That makes it a fun night for me.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Lipstick: Modish Bonnie
Eyes: Izzie's LeLutka Applier (storm)
Lashes: Arte mixed lashes
Hair with hat: Exile Take Flight (bento version)

Sweater: *D*W* Jack O Lantern (SL Marketplace)
Leggings: Maitreya (black)
Slippers: JD fur slipper (black) (SL Marketplace)

Chair (with broom, cat and rug): Trowix The Witch Next Door's Sitting Corner
Table: Just My Imagination
Candy bowl (candy in hand): DDD Pumpkin Candy Bowl (SL Marketplace)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

The Best Dog Is Sold On The Street

Dear Diary:

I know most people like a good hot dog any time then can get it.  I'm picky about my dogs.  The bun has to be steamed; the wiener must have a crackly casing; and it all has to come out piping hot.  I particularly like a hot dog from a street vendor, a hockey arena or baseball stadium.  And never an all beef wiener.  

The hot dog's origins are a mystery.  Several German butchers are said to make claim as far back as the 1400's that they produced the first hot dog.  The dog was sold at the 1893 World's Fair in the United States but who invented it is not known.

By all accounts, mustard seems to be the most popular hot dog topping but ketchup is surely a close second.  Across Canada, each province seems to have their favourite way of decorating a hot dog.  From British Columbia who has a sushi-inspired hot dog to Quebec who top their wieners with non-creamy coleslaw.  Saskatchewan uses the ethnic addition of sauerkraut from the Polish community while New Brunswick often combine their hot dogs with the traditional lobster roll.  Ontario seems to lean towards the "common" toppings of mustard, relish, ketchup and chopped onion.  And that's the way I like my dog dressed!

Some of my health conscious friends tell me hot dogs aren't good for you but I don't really believe that.  Sometimes it's nice to indulge in my guilty pleasure.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin and lipstick: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Eyes: Izzie's LeLutka Applier (storm)
Eye Shadow: Alaskametro Smoke Show (sand)
Lashes: Arte Mixed Styles
Hair: Wasabi Pills Ginny (at The Seasons Story til Oct 31)

Sweater: Decoy Nyla sweater (red) (at Collabor88 til Nov 6)
Leggings: Maitreya (suede brown)
Shoes: Essenz Hanover (brown)
Necklace: Lybra (gold)
Rings: Absolut Vendetta Juno rings

Hot Dog: INDO Hot dog with bun (SL Marketplace)

Background: Minimal New York subway
Cart: ANHELO M43RB-17AGA Food Trailer (rusty blue)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

#SecondLifeChallenge - My Zodiac Sign - A Lot Of Bull!

Dear Diary:

Berry posted a great Challenge on Monday concerning thoughts on Zodiac signs.  I think that's a lot of fun and this one is in particular. 

     1. What is your sign?
Oh I'm definitely a Taurus!!  In many ways!!  But by virtue of being born in May.

     2. Do you believe in Astrology and read your horoscope often?
I don't think I believe in Astrology.  I never seek my horoscope out but if I pick up the paper and it's at the horoscope page, I'll read it.

     3.  What are some of the traits of your zodiac sign and do you feel they reflect who  you are?
I used Berry's suggested website for Taurus good (and not so good) traits here:

            Strengths: Reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable
Without sounding too egotistical, I think this describes me very well.  I'm pretty laid back and not too many things get me irritated.  I'm extremely loyal to my friends and family.  I think I have a lot of common sense so I can offer solutions to a problem.

             Weaknesses: Stubborn, possessive, uncompromising
Oh Yeah! Here we go.  I admit to it all!  I'm very stubborn and if I feel I'm right, I will argue my point to the Nth degree.  I hardly ever back down.  I'm opinionated for sure.
I can be impatient at times, especially when others can't make up their minds.  It shouldn't be a marathon to make a decision.  My possessiveness is evident with my partners, no matter what world I'm in.  I can share friends.

               Taurus likes: Gardening, cooking, music, romance, high quality clothes, working with hands.
I think only a few of these would fit me.  I do have gardens but only with perennials since I don't look after veggies or annuals very well.  I love to cook! I do play the piano.  And who doesn't like a little romance in their life? I do love high quality anything.  I'm a hedonist at heart.  Working with hands??  Not me!  Can't knit, crochet, or any of those talented to-do things.

                 Taurus dislikes: Sudden changes, complications, insecurity of any kind, synthetic fabrics
I don't mind sudden changes.  Sometimes they work out better than the planned things.  Life can be complicated so I tend to take it as it comes.  I do like to feel secure in my life, whether it be in relationships or in a place I've never been before.  I wear synthetic fabric so that doesn't bother me.

Here are the results of the BuzzFeed Quiz:

Can We Accurately Guess Your Zodiac Sign Based On How you Describe Yourself?

You got: Air sign
Gemini, Aquarius, Libra

Let me check my birth certificate again!

Taureans best colours are associated with the Earth sign - browns, yellows, greens (my favourite colour).  One of the tips from a website said, "Wear pink every Friday".
I hate pink!

This was so much fun.

P.S. A few years back I did another post on the Taurus sign.  You'll find it here.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Makeup: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Eyes: Mudskin Signature LeLutka eye collection
Lashes: OHeMO (under construction)
Hair: no match Yes

Tee: PZC Zodiac series T-shirt (Taurus) (SL Marketplace)
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper Skinny jeans (dirty)
Shoes: Gos Boutique Karrueche Sandals (black)
Earrings: Caroline's Large hoop (gold) (no longer available)
Ring: Ysoral Luxe Ring (gold)
Horns: LouLou & Co (v3)

Symbol: Mesh Zodiac (Taurus) (SL Marketplace)

Pose: !bang Taurus (SL Marketplace)

Thursday, October 12, 2017

What Don't My Friends Know About Me??

Dear Diary:

Whether it's called the Monday Meme or the Second Life Challenge, I'm glad to be doing it again.  I really missed it!

Here are the top 7 things that others may not know about my avatar:

My Second Life Fact #1:  I have an alt.  The College I worked at decided to build an educational facility inworld and they asked me to create an avatar to "work" at the school.  I did and I had a lot of fun with her.  I used her to give tours and teach a course inworld to my RL students.  She's still around but I haven't brought her to life in a few years.

My Second Life Fact #2:  I pretend to be a shopaholic but I'm actually quite careful with my Lindens.  I have a job in SL but I supplement that income with bought Lindens.

My Second Life Fact #3:  I've become a bit of a loner.  I like to come inworld and be able to do my own thing.  I enjoy exploring destinations on my own; going to the current display of art; or just hanging out at a concert of a perfomer I like.  I do meet up with my friends occasionally but not dancing every night as I used to.

My Second Life Fact #4:  I'm not a person who has to go out and buy the "latest" fad or fashion.  I bought a mesh body in 2015 and a mesh head in 2017.  I'm still wearing the same two items and might consider at some time, adding another head but it would have to be very special.

My Second Life Fact #5:  It's hard for me to delete some things from my inventory.  I have older clothing, shoes and hair from my newbie years that I have trouble getting rid of even though I won't wear them ever again.  I associate certain times with each item so I don't want to delete it...hmmm...just like RL!!

My Second Life Fact #6:  I don't own a premium account.  I keep my groups under the limit and never have a problem getting rid of those that I don't need or want any more.

My Second Life Fact #7:  I have never been bored with SL.  Things are constantly changing and new things are rapidly happening.  I like to learn about all of it.

Thanks to Berry for starting this up again.  I know it must be a lot of work for her but even an occasional challenge is fun.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Sylvia
Eyes: Arte Toda eyes
Eye shadow: Alaskametro matte mist
Manicure: ZoZ Rubber polish
Hair: monso My Hair Jieun (at Collabor88 til Nov 6)

Blazer: Tetra stretch blazer (purple pack) (at Uber til Oct 23)
Earrings: je suis asymetrique (purple)

Pose: Marukin (at Collabor88 til Nov 6)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!

Dear Diary:

October 9th is Thanksgiving in my part of the world.  We will be celebrating with family and friends, with all the delicious food that is associated with that day.  In my part of my second world, I also invite friends over to sample the delectable food.

Let's all be thankful for what we have, not only at Thanksgiving, but every day.

From the four of us, Happy Thanksgiving.

Good Night for now.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

A Tribute To My BFF

Dear Diary:

I have made a lot of friends since coming into this world.  I know people in other countries and other parts of Canada.  Some of these people have become close to me and I value their friendship.  But there is one person that is and will always be my best friend - Chloe.

Chloe is also my best friend in my first world.  She came into Second Life before I did and then convinced me what a great place it was and that I should join her inworld.  I did and have never regretted it.  So this is my post for my BFF in both worlds - a person I can count on; lean on; and dump on.  

Here's to you Chloe.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Hair: Analog Dog Ava
Dress: Petite Mort Roses Madison Dress (blk/plum)
Earrings: Mandala Tukemono (gold)

I'm wearing:
Hair: no match no expression
Sweater: Tres Blah Passport sweater (grey)
Skirt: Tres Blah Skater skirt (vintage plaid)
Earrings: Mood fumo (no longer available)

Pose with sign: Belle poses friends