Friday, November 30, 2012

Poppies and Other Dangerous Items.

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When we were kids we were stunted in our imagination. It never occurred to us to try and smoke flowers or make a tea out of them. We were heavily protected under the influence of all things Disney and little birds and animals that gathered around you as you sang in the forest.    And then of course people were still actively reading all that nonsense from Jane Austen and listening to those rhyming smoochy love songs. We were still waiting for the seventies to teach us about weaving flowers into our hair and letting them dry out so you could smoke them.

Yes, we basically sucked pathetically at coming up with "criminal activity" worthy of a television show or even a short film on You Tube.

We thought trying to pick flowers that were in someone else's garden was a big deal. Like when a flower deal was going down, we would meet together and decide who was going to do look out, and who was going to steal the flower, and then who was going to carry the flower back home. We came up with a cover story for where we all were so no-one could blame us and we swore an oath that if one of us got caught ... we would never talk.   Although we were probably ahead of our time on the underwear thing ... except when we hid the flowers in my brothers underwear ... not a lot of them made it home. 

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We had people back at our crib ... which was literally a crib we pulled up into the treehouse and made into a kind of jail ... who were deciding which book we would use when we got the stolen goods home.

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You can't just press flowers in any old book you know.

Some day my children will find the old box hidden in the rafters with all the stolen pressed flowers and they will finally know the truth about the criminal activities of the gang of kids that lived on the Canadian Prairies. They will know the double life of the woman they called ... "Mumpsy."

It should make a great movie.

You can act it out now with puppets if you like ... just to get a feel for how exciting it actually is.

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HAIR:  Action Womens Hair Eleanore - Natural Ombre
EYES:  ! IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Turquoise Light
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DRESS:  {MoYaz} Emily Mesh Dress ~ Ringed collection - Black-red  for AcidLily
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POSES:  Co*motion for Acid Lily
 
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Lollipops, Sheep and Spite.

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I had an annoying younger cousin who followed me around like a bleeting lamb even though I role played with our Barbies, the consequences for people being sheep in their lives and how they never get to be America's Next Top Model unless they were willing to leave the comfort of the warm fleece pack and learn to smile with their eyes. 

The whole thing made sense to a child.  Well ... one of the children anyway ...  Sheep can't smile with their eyes.  Check it out for yourself.

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I was given a huge pink lollipop with a bow on it by a visiting aunt and it was beeeeautiful. Normally I would have just let it sit on my dresser and be beautiful but my cousin was whining that she wanted a lick.

A Lick??? Like how did THAT generation miss the whole sanitary bit about not sharing personal items? Thank heavens MY generation put a stop to the whole idea of licking willy nilly.

My grandmother said it was my lollipop and that I could have as much as I wanted but that when I was done, she was sure it would be okay then for her to have a lick.  My cousin smirked at me and I smirked back at her ... little sheep that she was ... and proceeded to lick and eat my lollipop ... the whole thing.

I ignored her dismayed cries of protestation that I was going to eat the whole thing and there would be none left for her. I ate it all. And it was disgustingly horribly sweet even for my tooth.

And then I was really sick with a horrible tummy ache and had to go to bed and miss out on the family barbeque. I couldn't even smirk anymore.

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Smirking smug sheep are not a pretty sight.

Not even from your death bed.

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HAIR:  Alli&Ali Serafine Hair
EYES:  IKON Eternal Eyes - Blue-Gray
LASHES:  *ByKay* ~ Eyelashes ~ *Natural Heavy*
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DRESS:  aag Anaid Dress for Womenstuff
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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Just Thinking About The End of The World.

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I am envisioning, many moons from now, many many moons, that someone might dig up a modern day calendar.

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It is probably going to be one of those ones from the dollarstore with cute little pictures of kitties on them. Rumour has it that the dollar store calendars are made from crushed cock roaches and can outlive a nuclear holocaust .... just like actual cockroaches but in this case of a kitty calendar ... in a more fluffier and quieter way. (No-one screams at kitty calendars like they do when they see a cockroach)

Althought technically ... after a nuclear holocaust, there would not be anyone to HEAR someone screaming over a cockroach. There wouldn't even be anyone to scream. And if there was and they did scream, there would be no forest and no trees so we can't even pose that question about whether if there is no-one in not a forest and someone screamed, would it make any sound? I think this is a deep philosophical question. You may want to form cone hands and sit at your desk and discuss with someone else in the office who can make cone hands and also does not want to do any work.

So back to the calendar, because I like to stay on point ... they dig it up many moons from now (see above) and someone does scream and says "OMG the calendar ends on December 31st. The world is going to come to an end. We are all going to die."

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And then someone will come along and point at the year and tell them that December 31st, 2012 has already passed and everyone already died on December 21st when the Mayan's calendar ended.

Except for the cockroaches of course ....

And the kitty calendar ...


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HAIR:  Tameless Hair Vivian
EYES:  IKON Kaleido Eyes - Oil
LASHES:  MIAMAI Monica Outlander
JEWELLERY INCLUDING NAILS:  [MANDALA]MILKY WAY Hawthorn RED
SUNGLASSES:  Purple Moon Vain Sunglasses Cherry
OUTFIT:  SAS - Veracity Jackets
BOOTS:  MV Deadly Velvet Prussian
BAG:  **SHINE** Mesh Satchel bag
POSES:  Morphine
 
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Zoul Creations Lynn.

Zoul Creations Lynn

A new skin by Shantia Soulstar of Zoul Creations just in time for the holidays. Lynn is in keeping with her usual high standards and you will love all the options.   I have chosen to preview the Beige skin tone.  It also comes in Fair and Sunkissed.

Shantia has graciously provided a preview of Lynn for the WomenStuff Hunt.

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Limes, Jello and Love.

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My brother was convinced that Jello was one of the important food groups, that being fruit of course ... and it didn't help when Jello came out with fruit molds although I did prove to him that a real orange held in the hand had a peel and did not melt while a hunk of orange jello, shaped like an orange ... melted all over the new rug and earned you a whole lot of whoop ass. He insisted they put chemicals in the real orange to keep it from melting and that if we ate it we were in danger ...

...of not melting I guess ...

He was ahead of his time....

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I care what we put in food. I put a lot of love in mine and hubby insists he can taste it...

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I don't have the heart to tell him that is just the cinnamon ....

My brother taught me a lot about the danger of destroying people's illusions. Sometimes you have to just go with it.

 I did.

I bought him meat molds for his jello.

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EYES:  IKON Eternal Eyes- Gray-Green
LASHES:  *ByKay* ~ Eyelashes ~ *Natural Heavy*
JEWELLERY:  Artistry by ~ E ~Shaken Not Stirred*
DRESS:   GizzA - WomenStuff Hunt
 
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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Tough Life Lessons From the Bird Cage and Beyond.

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When I was a kid one of my aunts had this old bird cage that was all ornate and was hidden up in the attic way behind a bunch of old stuff.   Of course we were not supposed to be up there but that never stops a kid who is good at being a kid and I was a great kid.  I was a super kid.  I was able to leap grandparents in a single bound.

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I found it and thought it was the neatest thing ever.  I thought it was kind of magical on account of I was only 7 and a lot of things seemed magical back them ... And then I thought, "wow ... it would be so cool to live in a bird cage like this and to just swing all day." I loved swinging ... mainly because we did not have swings on the farm ... we had a rope hanging from the rafters of the barn and another one hanging from a tree over the creek. I dreamed about being able to sit down and swing ... it seemed so ... sophisticated.

And then one day I found a dog cage behind the garage and I made this cute little swing in it and I got inside it and my brother locked me in it and I discovered that I was not meant to be caged, no matter how ornate the bars.

And I discovered I was claustophobic even if I could see through the bars.

And I discovered that swinging requires a lot more space than I imagined.

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And most importantly, and heart wrenching, I discovered what a freaking big butt I had and that I was not going to make it fit on the teeny little swing seat no matter how hard I prayed.

Evidently God is not as preoccupied with my butt as I am ...


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HAIR:  TRUTH HAIR Soleil -  light blondes
EYES:  IKON Eternal Eyes - Storm
LASHES:  *ByKay* ~ Eyelashes ~ *Natural Heavy*
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BRACELET:  [AB] Mirage Tea Rose Bracelet :: Blanco  MOOD
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Go-Go Boots.

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My hubby says there is nothing attractive about a woman in Go-Go boots when her Go-Go is Gone-Gone.

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I told him that men should just close their eye-eyes and let women do what they want to. I mean after all men don't follow any fashion rules. I see men wearing white wayyyyy after Labour Day AND they never seem to consider that sweat pants DO make their asses look fat.

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AND let's talk speedos shall we? A little bandaid of bright purple does not a sexy beast make ... even when you close one eye and squint ....

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EYES:  IKON Kaleido Eyes - Oil
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JEWELLERY:  [ glow ] studio - Bubble Pearls jewelry set
DRESS:  *TOXIC* GoGo Girl 2 AQUA
BOOTS:  [Gos] Curvaceous Boeam
 
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Dear Men of SL Looking for Love in ALL the Wrong Places (aka your PANTS!)

Dear Men of SL

1. Put your pants on when you go out in public.

2. Look around you, if no-one is naked or having sex, chances are you are not on a sex sim and the women there are not dying to "do you."

3. Put your super duper, foot long, extra hard,deluxe edition "precious" and hud away. If you are worried about not having it handy if you need it ... buy a purse to carry it in. We have layers now. You owe it to all of us to layer your "precious" carefully.

4. If the woman is not naked or kneeling or has in her profile instructions on how to mount her - chances are you should not follow your friend request by humping her leg.

5. Don't begin your romantic discourse with a description of what "precious" looks like. No-one likes to be told what is in the gift box before they unwrap it for themselves.

6. In fact, check your friends list, if the lady you have in your cross hairs is not on your friends list, chances are you will not be "scoring." Contrary to the rumours, a friend request is NOT part of SL foreplay.

7. Lesbians are not your extra hard homework for the weekend. They have their own "precious" in their own purses and do not need you attached to one.  That is what batteries are for. 

8. Don't come crying to us when the best sex you ever had ends up being from 'Tony' who works at the bowling alley. Some of those people at the bowling alley really understand fashion and their avi's have won Ms. Universe.

9. "Mutton dressed like lamb" applies to men as well. Except it should probably be stated more like "Moldy Bread dressed like a Cup Cake." Putting a suit on and taking a girl dancing to Franks before transferring them to your sex dungeon for some "conversation" to get to know her better pretty much strips off the tux without you even having to undo a button. Standing there naked with a talking "precious" and your boots on is just not as exciting for us as it may be for you.

10. Yes the secret on SCD IS about you. Don't worry if some of the details don't exactly apply - sometimes when angry women pound their keyboard that hard they make mistakes. They are ALL about you.

11. Having sex engines in every piece of furniture you own and knowing exactly how to use every one of them is a dead give away. So is typing "Baby you know I can't wait to be with you again, last night was amazing, and as soon as I finish up a couple of 'little jobs' I just have to get done,  I will IM you and we will pick up where we left off ..." into the chat window of the woman you are making out with by 'accident'.  It doesn't matter how spectacular your "precious" is.  "little job" is not on any list anywhere as an acceptable romantic sexual term - but don't take my word for it, go ahead and google it for yourself.

12. You should know that while you are typing "oh oh yes yes ... Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh" she is probably doing her nails, or may even be vacuuming in the other room. That is the beauty of sex engines, hop on, give the man the remote and you are free to go and do whatever. (except in cases where someone on one of the bowling lanes has a stuck pin ... See #6.)

13. Cheating on her with her "girlfriend" is a recipe for disaster. THAT girlfriend is probably one of her alts, her mother, or 'Tony.' (see #6)

14. There are actually several "public washrooms" that the women of SL use regularly and post notices about the slime of SL - we call them Plurk and Facebook.

15.  Coming back to the 'woman of your dreams' because you have exhausted all of the women, some men, animals and electronic devices on Second Life and none of them will "do it" with you anymore ... is not "being ready for a commitment."

16.  If all of this seems terribly unfair and insensitive to your needs ... have you considered trading in your male avi for a woman's?  There are a lot of men out there that could probably really appreciate your "talents."  (see #6 - there might be an opening in a bowling alley near you.)

(re-shared from my Intertwingled Blogs by request :) )

Saturday, November 24, 2012

MY Black Friday. I Almost Died. Except it Was Saturday.

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I was hiding under my bed, minding my own business, trying to avoid the mass bombing of all the notecards screaming "SALE SALE SALE" and I had no idea what was about to happen and how my life would hang by a single thread in just a couple of hours. You should probably hold someone close to you while you read this story.  Take a moment and see if there is someone else on the bus or in the office who would be willing to cuddle you for a few moments.

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I dragged myself out from under the bed and decided to clean out one of the cupboards. I sat down after I was done and I saw what appeared to be this bundle of yarn on the floor over by the kitchen. I walked over there and saw it was a munched up huntsman spider. I have no idea how it got in there and figured it must have been squished in something that came home from the grocery store earlier. Whatever ... I was NOT going to pick it up.  I don't do ICKY.

So I sat down again except I kept looking at the spider to make sure it was still there and then I heard my hubby's voice in my head mocking me. I hate it when he gets in my head and mocks me telling me not to be ridiculous because the spider was dead. I made a face which he clearly could see even though he was just a voice in my head because he added that he would pick it up and throw it out when he came in. Then he patted my knee. Not my knee knee but my in my head knee. 

So, I put my big girl pants on, turned the TV to watch Bindi's Wildlife Warriors and FORCED myself NOT to look at the spider again. I hummed to myself and drummed my fingers ... but I did not look.

And THEN ... the freaking spider ran by me and headed down the hall. THE FREAKING SPIDER CAME BACK TO LIFE WHEN I WAS NOT LOOKING.

I screamed. My hubby came. He had to kill it because he could not catch it. And he put it in the garbage.

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And I am supposed to trust that it will stay dead this time?

I told my hubby he is NEVER to mock me in my head again. EVER!!

Don't cry to me about missing some sale price on new shoes. I almost died today.

(You should stop cuddling now and check for spiders.  Ignore anyone who starts to mock you.)

SKIN:  Zoul Creations - Rosie 03 Beige
HAIR:  Amacci Hair ~ Sphinx - Black Pack
EYES:  IKON Eternal Eyes - Storm
LASHES:  *ByKay* ~ Eyelashes ~ *Natural Heavy* (marketplace only)
TOP:  1 Hundred. Lazy Sunday
PANTS:  1 Hundred. Comfy Yoga Pants
BELT:  Ear Candy ~ Black Leather and Knit Belt
EARRINGS:  Artistry by ~ E ~ for the Womenstuff Hunt
BOOTS:  Clover Boots Black and Steel (box) - even.flow
PURSE:  [Pacadi Jasha] - PACADI Jasha Group Gift Jan. 31st YFKE bag
LOCATION:  BeautyCode
POSES:  [croire] crazy bag lady
 
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Taped Hair Bows.

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OK I was one of those moms who taped bows onto my kids head when she was little so that people would know she was a girl.

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I tried to put her in a pink dress but evidently that was just too great a leap for some people who still looked at her lack of hair and said things like, "what a darling baby, what's HIS name?"

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Evidently a bow on the head is the universal symbol for "girl."

 
SKIN:  [AUX] Love Skin_Medium - Timeless (C88 Sept.2012) (store to open soon)
HAIR:  ISON - elie (blonde)
EYES:  IKON Eternal Eyes - Blue-Gray
LASHES:  *ByKay* ~ Eyelashes ~ *Natural Heavy* (marketplace only)
TEETH:  Mirror's Enigma
HAIR FLOWER:  *Ticky Tacky* Juanita Hair Flower - Angela
TOP:  LMD Gina Mesh Blouse BrownPink
SKIRT:  HUCCI  DALLAS SKIRT
EARRINGS:  Ear Candy ~ Crave the Rose Earrings in Silver and Black
BRACELET:  Ear Candy ~ Black Beauty Bangles
SHOES:  Ear Candy ~ Black Leather Strapped Heel with Bow
LOCATION:  The Mysterious Wave

 
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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Turkeys, in General.

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We are going to have to talk about the Turkeys in general, because there aren't any in Australia. Oh the Australian's like to pretend they have turkeys here but their turkeys look more like legless big chickens at best, and at worst it is just a compressed roll of something that "tastes like chicken."

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It is a conspiracy against North American sensibilities. Like we don't know turkey when we see it.

Going this long without a decent turkey I now see turkeys everywhere ...

I even dream about turkeys.

 I weep for turkeys.

When we were in North America we saw turkey's everywhere ... standing on the side of the road ... mocking me ... only because they knew that we were not allowed to bring guns on the plane and they were safe.

I got kicked out of 4 different grocery stores for fondling the turkey breasts.

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So if the rest of you could keep it down regarding your turkey dinners this weekend, I would appreciate it ... otherwise you should probably take your headphones off when you are in Second Life. The loud wailing noise you hear will be me weeping for my sad turkeyless life.


(oh and I can promise you that no turkeys were hurt in the prepration of this piece. I have no idea what the hell I am eating in these pics but trust me when I tell you ... it was NOT turkey.)


SKIN:  :NBGG: Beckett Honey M1
HAIR:  Vanity Hair::Playful-browns
EYES:  IKON Eternal Eyes - Blue-Gray
LASHES:  Abyss
JEWELLERY:  Siren's Song WOMENSTUFF~COCCOA COLLECTION
ROMPER:  {MoYaz} Mesh romper Evita ~ basic  collection - Black for AcidLily
COAT: {MoYaz} Daisy Mesh duffle vest - Basic Collection Grey for AcidLily
BOOTS:  [d.l.s.] :: Halloween :: MESH ladies knee boots (rigged)
POSE:  PosESioN
 
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Winging It.

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I wore my authentic Butterfly Wings home on the plane because a good person declares these kind of things. 

I did it because those people who work security at the airport have to be loved by someone and a hug is always good, but a hug with butterfly wings is magical.

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I did it because the cookies I baked them last time I came home, were not allowed and I still got strip searched.

I did it so I could sing and swoop everyone as we stood in line and hope some of them might throw money at me to make me go away so that I could pay for parking my car for 2 months.

I did it for world peace.

I did it to promote more awareness for butterflies everywhere.

I did it to prevent bullying of caterpillars.

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But mostly I did it to distract them from my hubby who was making a run for it with the suitcases full of all the clothes I bought ...


SKIN:  [PF] Alena - Classic
HAIR:  Amacci - Karen Hair Attachment  Womenstuff Gift.
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Rose Pale
LASHES:  *ByKay* ~ Eyelashes ~ *Natural Heavy*  (marketplace only)
BLOUSE:  ~Sassy!~ Poet shirt - plum for Acid Lily
PANTS:  LMD Night Club MESH Jeans Rouge for Acid Lily
EARRINGS:  PM Bubbles
BELT:  Prelude Twiggy (NLA)
PURSE:  G FIELD CERBERUS NOEL
SHOES:  *TOXIC* - Ultra Stiletto RED

 
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Basket Weaving.

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Yes it is true, I am shamelessly using catchy crafty titles to try and cash in on the big Craft craze going on at Pinterest. I think I can trick those people into clicking on my blog.   Evidently I no longer care about the quality of the people following me ... I just want to go out to dinner once with a bunch of social media experts and be able to establish my relevence which is only conveyed by your "stats."

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I am not kidding ... even on Facebook now if someone wants to friend you they ask for your stats and they no longer mean bust-waist-hips (which is 2-1-2 BTW ... as in 2 busts, 1 waist, 2 hips) they mean how many people think you are relevent because social media people have reputations to protect. I tried whimpering to the staff that I didn't want to sit with the SM bullies but everyone claims to be an expert these days so there wasn't any other choice.

Anyway the basket weaving ... LOOK ... basket weaved hair. Go ahead PIN a pic of mine ... you know you want to ... I'd like to pretend I did it but nowhere in the Pinterest rules does it say you have to have done it yourself.  I like to drive around late at night and look in people's houses and they have crafty stuff ... I sneak up to the window and take pictures. It is called "pinning your life away vicariously through other people's craft crap." 

I did basketweaving at camp. I think I was 33 at the time.  (I had to wait until I stopped wetting the bed) I made my grandmother put the "fruit bowl" on the kitchen table and use it even though it couldn't really hold much fruit but even one apple made it technically a "fruit bowl," right?  (You should nod your head here and shout "Amen" or something out of support.  My feelings get hurt easily.)  That was back in the day when moms were still concerned with raising their kids and not damaging their fragile developing little selves.

She put it on the table that was missing one leg that my brother made at wood shop.  He got an "incomplete" on the project but his teacher said he got along well with the rest of the students.  No-one had ever said that about him before. 


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Nowadays we have pinterest and moms say things like, "Get that crap off the kitchen table, I am knitting pinecones and broken bits of glass into a faux Swarovski Crystal fruit bowl for my Pinterest page."
 
That and "I think Bliss might be by any minute now and take a picture ... someone turn up the lights!"
 
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HAIR:  Alli&Ali Designs Venezia Hair
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Rose Pale
LASHES:  *ByKay* ~ Eyelashes ~ *Natural Heavy* (marketplace only)
DRESS:  AZOURY - La Robe DRUSILLA Chocolat for hunt Womenstuff
BOOTS:  Carmen's Shoes Mallaki  blk/gold
 
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cable Knit.

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Just FYI ... if you are having problems knitting a sweater ... the "Cable Guy" is NOT going to be able to help and suiing them for false advertising does not see justice done.

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I like knitted things and I know how to knit. I just don't know how to read the pattern, keep the yarn untangled, do fancy stitches and when to quit.

I took a class once on knitting but those old ladies were such a freaking cliche ... like if you did not know how to make napkins into roses you were pond scum. 

I can't swim.


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So ya I just kind of knit and knit and ignore everything. Hence I have this kind of pockmarked orange and brown blanket kind of which would be perfect for the Friendly Giant or maybe a Cyclops on account of I figure with one eye and squinting at it ... it might look kind of artistic ...

Hey in the 70's when I started ... those colours looked cool ... now they just look like an old A&W marketing scheme.


SKIN:  Zoul Creations - Cheyenne2 03 Beige
HAIR:  TuTy's - ROMANTIC - vintage hairstyle + base hair - mahogany
EYES:  IKON Kaleido Eyes - Oil
JEWELLERY:  *ByKay* ~ Aizza (Set) (marketplace only)
OUTFIT:  Tres Beau "Womenstuff" November 2012 (hunt gift)
BOOTS:  Clover Boots Brown Leather (box) - even.flow
 
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Zoul Creations Cheyenne.

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I love shooping ( a combo of snooping and shopping) and finding stores and designers that are new to me.  I was particularly excited to find Shantia Soulstar of Zoul Creations and her skins.  It has been ages since I have done a hunt and I decided I would give the WomenStuff  Hunt, currently underway in SL, a go  . . . just for kicks and giggles. 

I had forgotten a lot about hunts.  In reality, it was a hunt that kind of hooked me on SL and two of the people I love the most in SL that I still keep contact with, were women I met while hunting.  Shay and Whinter are just good people and it does not matter how often we talk or hang out ... we just connected.  You meet lots of people in SL who claim you as a friend but then never talk to you or even act like they know you if you run into them in public so ya ... I consider them rare finds. 

I wasn't hunting for 5 minutes when someone started working with me to help find the gifts.  Hunts are a great way to meet people.

AND they are a great way to find new designers (whether completely new or just new to you)!  I get torn between wanting to race on with my new hunt friends or take time to really look around the stores and the area I am in.  SO ... I often ear mark those I want to visit again when I can take my time.


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I guess I want to share this for a couple of reasons .... one is to let hunt organizers know that their hard work IS appreciated on many levels and two is to let the designers know it is worth it to be in the hunts and to make a little extra effort with the gift and your whole approach to the hunt.  I love the talent of all the designers in SL ... it is not just the obvious person who owns the store either.  I can't tell you the number of times I have clicked on a chair or a decoration to find out who made it and then gone to THAT store to buy something.  I make mental note of those designers who go out of their way to make it fun, or to put something really cool together.  I will go back to stores I found on hunts and liked their work, to see what else they are doing.

I know at times my SL and RL have been crazy busy and there is not always time for hunts but there are a lot of them coming up for the holiday season and I just wanted to add my thanks and appreciation for all the hard work and talent out there that makes SL what it is.

And as for Shantia and Zoul Creations - please make the time to check out her work.  


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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Contributing.

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This is me contributing to the delinquency of everyone in general (not just minors) because I am that kind of fair minded person - everyone should get the same heaping dose of delinquency from me.

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See all common sense and grownupness should tell us to not encourage grafitti by taking fashion pictures in front of it because it lends it a legitimacy that we can't afford to do while we are standing with our arms folded and clucking at people for supporting the Spray Paint Association of Trailer After School Activities.

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But I had my ear muffs on at the time and could not hear the clucking.

It's a legit legal defense ... trust me ...

SKIN:  TuTy's Angelina Dune skin M.Up 4
HAIR:  "LoQ Hair" Ouzo
EYES:  IKON Kaleido Eyes - Oil
LASHES:  MIAMAI Monica Outlander
OUTFIT INCLUDES BOOTS: H.E.D. Rolled Up Capris Beige for Acid Lily
EARRINGS:  [glow] studio ~~DeLyn~~ FATALE EARRINGS round
POSES:  LAP (NLA)
 
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Black and Orange.

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Why not Black and Orange? Or Purple and White? Seems to me that things were much easier when we were kids and didn't know a thing about this Black and White crap. A piano was just a cool thing that made awesome music, regardless of whether you knew how to play it or now.

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And there were people you either liked or you didn't. You didn't worry about what that meant or said about you ... you just knew who you liked to play baseball with and who sucked at board games. You loved wherever your love steered you ... even the smelly old woman with all the cats whom everyone else avoided ... because you knew she had the coolest costumes from her time one stage that she sometimes let you try on when she invited you in for her incredible homemade molasses cookies.

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I am not always clear on what it is that parents bring to the table in regards to "helping" a child grow up because it seems like a lot of kids are pretty great until the parents get involved.


(don't worry ... my children can't read ... they were raised by coyotes ...)


SKIN:  November. - Filthy group gift - F
HAIR:  BOON Hairbase
EYES:  IKON Horizon Eyes v2 - Black
LASHES:  - DAMNED - My Perfect Eyelashes
JEWELLERY:  Donna Flora ATMA #3 set
OUTFIT:  SAS - Subtlety Black-White
SHOES:  SLink Sydney II Stilettos Black
 
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Moon River.

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Was I the only one who thought when Andy Williams was crooning "Moon River" that mooning a river was a bit of a waste?

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I have to admit that it raised my grandparents a bit in my eyes ... the idea that they mooned in their day sort of made them seem more real in a really unreal kind of way ...

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But then they shattered all of that when they were really angry that a bunch of us got caught mooning out the bus window on the way to a basketball tournament. They clearly did not understand the call of the moon.

All I can say is thank heavens they did not live to see the kids today vamping and werewolfing it up with the full moon because even I don't get THAT crap. I guess it is true what they say about what goes around, comes around ..


... and the dish ran away with the spoon ...


SKIN:  November. - Filthy group gift - F
HAIR:  Boon Hairbase and Tukinowaguma Eileen Ebony
EYES:  IKON Horizon Eyes v2 - Black
LASHES:  - MIAMAI Innocent Lashes
EARRINGS:  Bonus Gift from Purple Moon Rain On Me Earrings
NECKLACE:  A&A Fashion Flexi Necklace *Black
BRACELET:  alaMood JF Dollarbie #5
PANTSUIT: ~Sassy!~ Fever catsuit - gold for Acid Lily
BOOTS:  MV Deadly Velvet Dust for AcidLily
POSES:  {Co*Motion} for Acid Lily
 
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