Wednesday, March 28, 2018

If Only School Had Been Like This!

Dear Diary:

The Clique event caught my eye.  Not so much on what was offered (although it showcased some awesome items) but for the high school aspect.  I mentioned before I went to a high school that required uniforms but we still had a "clique" that my friend Chloe had been in for a brief time.  I called her up  to come with me to check it out.

Chloe and I have been friends for a life time.  In our first world, we attended the same public school but were only in two grade levels together.  When we hit high school, we were in the same form from Grade 9 to Grade 13.  We became good friends even though we were quite the opposite.  I said to Chloe, "Let's portray ourselves in a picture of how we would have been in a regular high school without uniforms."  She was all for it.  We picked out our own clothes. And this is what we would have looked like.

Chloe was always the classy one.  She loved to have everything coordinated - tee, short skirt, cute shoes - and she always looked "put together".  She spent lots of money on makeup and jewelry and always looked great.  She was and is very smart and would work on her computer for hours (on a clean desk).  I, on the other hand, was pretty sloppy.  I grabbed the first clean thing from the floor and wore it whether it matched or not.  We graduated and became roomies at university.  I'm not sure how we stayed such good friends.  But we have to this day.

It was fun thinking of how WE would be if school had been what WE dreamt of.

Good Night for now.

Chloe is wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Bianca
Skin: Amara Beauty Karissa
Eyes: Mila
Lipstick: Tres Blah lips
Hair: no match NO CLASS
Tee: paper arrow co popped collar (pale peach)(at The Clique til Apr 4)
Skirt: Tetra high jean skirt (blue)
Earrings: Hucci Kaete hoops
Bracelet: Chop Zuey Regina

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eyes: Izzie's Storm eyes
Lipstick: Zibska Alyssa
Hair: BM Bhaio (now only on SL Marketplace)
Sweatshirt: etham Andy Hoodie (green)(at The Clique til Apr 4)
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper Skinny jeans (dirty)
Sneakers: Gos Boutique Low Tops (Urban Camo)
Earrings and Piercing: Mandala Takayama Face and Ear piercing

Desks: Anxiety weirdo school set (at The Clique til Apr 4)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The First Day Of Spring? You're Kidding!

Dear Diary:

I was looking through the Tuesday Sales and spotted this cute sun dress.  "Yes", I thought.  "This is just what I want for the first day of spring."  However, when I looked out my real life window, all I saw were snow banks.  Spring....phooey!  

I can't help but be grumpy.  I took this picture about the same time spring was arriving.  In my part of the world it was -11C...not exactly Springy!

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Hair: EMO-tions Hannah
Dress: Indyra Sequoia Summer (Marsala) (Hello Tuesday)
Sandals: Juju draps (pink)
Earrings: Mandala Omochi (pink)

Location: Two Moon Paradise

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Dear Diary:

Yes, I have some Irish running through my DNA so I like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day every year.

I'll be going out with friends tonight to hear an Irish band, while drinking some Guinness.  Maybe I'll have corn beef and cabbage along with it.  

Here are some interesting facts and figures about this special day.

Celebrate the Irish traditions and culture and you'll enjoy the day.  

Bheith dea-am.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin (with shadow and lipstick): Amara Beauty Pamela
Nailpolish: Shakeup (basic dark)
Hair: Argrace Rikka

T-shirt: H&A designs Lucky 
Jeans: Maitreya Zipper Skinny jeans (dirty)
Earrings: Caroline's large hoop earrings (silver)
Watch: RE ReVox Cora watch

Sign: St Patrick's Day Sign (SL Marketplace)

Pose: Gingerfish

Thursday, March 8, 2018

It's International Women's Day 2018

Dear Diary:

March 8th marks International Women's Day 2018.  I read something in the news that got me concerned.  Some Canadians participated in a survey on behalf of Historica Canada.  It found that the majority of Canadians could not name the accomplishments of a list of important Canadian women from history.  Forty percent of the participants could not recognize any of the 15 women on the list.

Here are 5 of the women I consider to be monumental in accomplishments:

1. Daphne Odjig - painter from the Wikwemikong Reserve on Manitoulin Island. Credited with forming the Indian Group of Seven.

2. Viola Desmond - activist from Nova Scotia.  Refused to sit in the assigned section of a movie theatre in 1946.  Was arrested and charged. Soon to be on the Canadian ten dollar bill.

3. Lucy Maude Montgomery - writer from Prince Edward Island.  Wrote "Anne of Green Gables".

4. Bertha Wilson - born in Scotland.  Was the first woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1982.

5. Bobbie (Fanny) Rosenfeld - athlete from Toronto.  Was one of the first women allowed to compete in track and field at the 1928 Olympics.

To see a complete biography on these women, go to The Canadian Encyclopedia.  To see the list of women on the survey check CTV news.

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Skin and eyeshadow: Amara Beauty Pamela
Eyes: Izzie's Storm Eyes
Lashes: OHeMO 
Lipstick: Modish Bonnie
Hair: Diva Mina

Dress: avale Moody (at Uber til Mar 23)

Pose: Picture This (no longer available)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

A Trip Back To The Stone Age

Dear Diary:

Ancient civilizations interest me so when I noticed "The Stone Age" listed in the destination guide, I just had to fly out and see it.  

It's called the Stone Age because the inhabitants used tools that they made from stone.  The tools started out being quite simple - choppers and flakes.  The tools evolved over the millions of years that the Stone Age existed, to become precisely shaped with very sharp edges for scraping and cutting.  When I was in university, I took a workshop on making stone tools.  I had protective eye wear, heavy gloves and a mat across my legs. I don't think I could hit stone against stone without injuring some part of me.  It certainly isn't as easy as it sounds. Check out this YouTube video here on making stone tools.

I was impressed with the sim.  The creators have certainly captured what a later Stone Age person would experience.  Thatched houses, art/writing on stone, and living in a community setting are all evident.  The sim is certainly worth a visit. 

Good Night for now.

I'm wearing:
Body: Maitreya Lara
Head: LeLutka Chloe
Dirt: Izzie's Face and Body Dirt
Hair: W&Y #22 (no longer available)
Skin Wrap: PFC Stone Age

Location: The Artist Shed