Saturday, November 30, 2013

POE 6 Post 1 Amacci, Emotions, BitsyB

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It is that time of year again. Peace on Earth GridWide Hunt!

I hope all of you have worked on strengthening your knees over this past year so you can jump up and down repeatedly. If you have access to a choir ... they should be singing the Hallelujah Chorus right now.

You should expect your turkey this year with a big helping of awesome sauce. I am not kidding. This hunt is going to be epic.

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Sequoia insisted that this year I had to have a "handler" . . . I am not allowed to blog unattended, so I have that know-it-all freaking little tattle-tale elf following me around. He is like a male version of Lady GaGa except it should be Lady BlahBlah. Oh, and he can't sing, has no rhythm, is a male, and is really small.

The candy cane was my attempt to win him over. I was trying to lure him into a car with a stranger. Turns out elves hate peppermint.

Anyway Carina Larsen of Amacci has provided a beautiful skin that is allergic to elves . . . I broke out in hives almost immediately. It comes with 2 skins AND hair tones. Mirja Mills of Emotions has a gorgeous delicate necklace and earring set that puts you right in the mood for Christmas and Lillie Vella of BitsyB has provided this gorgeous black dress with options. You either wear it as a short dress or use the longer skirt overlays of plain sheer or layered lace.

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I know that elf was trying to look up my dress at one point.

 You know those Shelf Elves don't come with any guarantees that they will behave ... do they?


SKIN:  Amacci Ranya for POE 6
HAIR:  Amacci Klara for POE 6
EYES:  IKON Sunrise' Eyes - Peach
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
JEWELLERY:  EMOTIONS THE PRMISE for POE 6
GOWN:  *BitsyB* SABLE BLACK for POE 6
POSES: aDORKable  Poses

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Peace On Earth Gridwide Hunt

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I Can Wear Holes In My Dress If I Want To.

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I saw today that a bunch of  women took pictures of themselves naked in protest against their church's strict stand on modesty.

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I have to hand it to them.  Ballsy move.  Smart move?  I am thinking they will probably find themselves thrown out as proof that getting naked makes bad things happen.  Especially as most of them are not super models and they should know that the only naked pictures clergy likes to look at involves beautiful, skinny younger models.  Once women fail on any of those criteria, they are pretty much just relegated to childrearing and bottle washing. 

It made me think about protesting and how we have evolved. I grew up in the 70's when we were all about protesting everything. We burned our bra's, we grew our hair, we refused to get bathe ourselves. We did all of that out in public. That was because none of us were quite ready to protest against our actual parents . . . it is like it was instinctive ... kind of an intuitive knowing that one day, in our 40's, we would be moving back home and so best not to upset the parents to the point they took down out Mickey Mouse Club posters or turned our room into a study.

We were not so brave, minus the drugs and 10 - 15 thousand of our nearly naked, very "loving" friends.

Protest where it can be effective but cause the least amount of permanent damage for your life.

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That's why I am doing all mine in Second Life.

My parents don't know how to type.

 
SKIN:  !BaaaH ! Dafira Nuit
HAIR:  AlliandAli Designs Amandine Hair
EYES:  IKON Sunrise' Eyes - Peach
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
NECK PIECE:  {Indyra} Faith Cocktail Set
JEWELLERY:  Donna Flora HARLOW set+HUD
DRESS:   H.E.D Mischa Dress
NYLONS:  {Indyra} Faith Cocktail Set
SHOES:  [LeLutka]-Saffron Pumps (Neutral Black)
GLOVES:  STUFF VIP Gloves
LOCATION:   Hyde Park
 
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Communication Experts.

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I went and looked at this trailer today so that I could impress my hubby that I have been looking at "caravans" as they are called in Australia.

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They call them caravans because I think they are a nation of people who decided whatever the rest of the world is going to call something, we will make up our own word.  It does not even matter if it makes sense, it will just NOT be the word everyone else uses.

Hubby was very specific.  I needed to start looking at caravans online so that I could have a say in what one we end up getting for our many treks we are going to be taking.  Some will be off roading so that is one type of thingy you pull behind the truck and some will be prolonged so that is a caravan. 

He likes to make me feel like I am part of the decision making process, which I am not.  There is nothing I can say or point out that he is going to pay any attention to so it is a big waste of my valuable time.  BUT I have done my work.  I was online.  I saw a caravan.  I liked the quilt inside.  I like the blue one.

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But to be fair, when he asks me, I could tell him yes I did look today and I say a bunch of midgets who were riding penguins across the sky.  The response would be the same.  He would give me the a smile and a nod and pretend he heard me.
 
It's the game we play called, "communication" and we are both experts at it.


SKIN:  7DS 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Peggy
HAIR:  TRUTH  HAIR Elaine
EYES:  IKON Sunrise' Eyes - Peach
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
NAILS:  Adoness - Glitter Nails S: 10 - Red
SHIRT AND VEST:  :: Marshmallows ::Shirt with Vest /White Shirt & Brown Vest
LEGGINGS:  *Linc* Wool Panty Black
BOOTS:  House of Fox Color.Me.H.O.F Mesh [Rider Boots[Oxblood]
LOCATION:  Robin Loop
 
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Never More Quoth the Raven . . .

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I was bored today.  I figured I could train some crows to carry messages.

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People breed everything in Second Life. I mean the adults had to get their own sim to do that stuff but anything else - it is all open season here on family value island. I figured I would get some crows, stick them together, get more crows and then teach them to do tricks and I could use them to send messages, in case I ever got stuck in a high tower or something.

I have seen pigeons do it.

It didn't look that hard. You write something on a little itty bitty piece of paper, roll it up, attach it to the bird's foot and open the window and release the bird and it flies somewhere and that person opens the note and reads it and you get rescued and live happily ever after.

I was that bored today I thought rescuing sounded like it could be fun.

I found some crows in my inventory ... some of them were stuffed crows but when I put the paper on them and released them out the window they just fell to the ground.  The live ones weren't much better. They just sat around in a group and cawed at me until I felt like murdering the entire murder of them. They were mocking me. I know they didn't come right out and say the words but they were laughing at me and saying in their own way with their beady eyes and their uppity snipey beaks that no guy was going to come and rescue me even if they carried my note to him.

I knew they were right and that I was going to die there in that castle, probably starve to death eventually . . . I had left my Rapunzel Hair at home.

I hate men.   Damn them for not coming and rescuing me.

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In the movies no-one seems to get all caught up in the details like - "what do you look like," "stats please," "do you like long walks on the beach?" Nor do they ever show them having to catch the pigeons or train them or anything. I think movies should not be allowed to give people false illusions of what life is like. There shouldn't be women being rescued in towers if that doesn't happen otherwise there are going to be a lot of us left in towers to die and years from now they will find all these skeletons with black feathers in their teeth and the carcasses of dead crows scattered all over the ground and wonder how Edgar Allen Poe had so many freaking mistresses.


SKIN:  ::Modish:: Jules Jade skins
HAIR:  AlliandAli Designs  Hani Hair
EYES:  IKON Horizon Eyes v2 - Black
MAKE-UP:  Anxiety
Snatch 50's make-up
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
EARRINGS:  Glow Designs  studio - No round Earrings
NAILS:  A&A  Fashion Nails Long Extreme Edel
OUTFIT:  Liv Glam [LG] K Collection Busy (for me)2 Coat Dress
BOOTS:  Mentine Ankle Boot Suede Black
SET AND POSES:  ~Tableau Vivant~ The Crow Stage
 
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Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Dating Strategy.

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I have always taken things into my own hands and never waited for destiny to find me.

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There is no proof that she even knows how to read a map so I wasn't going to leave it all up to her.

I had the whole dating thing all figured out and for my 13th birthday I begged my grandparents to please please please let me take a course in CPR. They were so proud of me not asking for clothes or jewellery, being all grown-up and asking for something so I could give back to the world. I am telling you ... working the senior crowd is a piece of cake.

I don't think I ever worked harder to pass any course in my life. When I graduated I got a certificate and a name tag and a special little patch thingy to sew onto my jacket. I kept the certificate in my purse and sewed the patch on and wore my name tag with pride. It was the best investment into my dating future I ever made and I am just putting it out there right here and right now ... NOTHING is more valuable and important dating tool than learning how to do CPR.

I would see a hot guy and I never had to wait for all the stupid games or getting to know one another, I just jumped him, threw him to the ground and started French kissing. I figured the tongue would be much more familiar with the mouth and therefore a better tool than a finger to make sure the airway was clear. You know if they weren't that into me ... no problem ... I could just show them the paperwork and tell them it was my professional opinion that they were in a medical crisis and needed CPR.

It also worked for excuses ... "Making out?? Are you kidding me? He climbed into the back seat to save a baby kitten that crawled in there and the next thing I knew he just dropped to the floor of the car and I climbed back here and started immediate CPR. Thank heavens I was here ... LOOK ... he's alive!!! Praise Jesus!!"

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And you know ... for those times when I am too exhausted to do all the work, or I want a man to take charge ... I just walk by a fire station and drop to the ground in front of Mr. July.

I think I am going to write a book.

People would kill for my dating tips.


SKIN:  Style by Kira - Zoey Skin - B
HAIR:  /WASABI PILLS/ Monique Mesh Hair
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Light Mint
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
NAILS:   MoonDance: Square Extra Short Poodle Skirts
NECKLACE:  SEA/WOOD NECKLACE*Tea Time*
DRESS:  JANE - 2nd skin dress.trio.blues
BOOTS:  Dilly Dolls *DD* Sonata Dark Boots Teal
LOCATION:  Izzie's
 
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Friday, November 22, 2013

The Girlfriend Rules for Second Life.

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Miss Bliss is particularly perturbinated at the recent appalling behaviour witnessed between girlfriends on Second Life and feels the need to speak out immediately. *dusting off the old soapbox, placing it and climbing on top .... making eye contact with each and every one of you, clearing my throat .....*

Girlfriends have specific irrevocably inalienable responsibilities towards one another in SL and they are as follows ... get out your handbooks and write these down....


1. You will always watch your screen for the announcement that your girlfriend has arrived in Second Life. It is appropriate to have some sort of magnificent music begin playing immediately. You can commence the jumping up and down and squealing and you will immediately IM her with "HIIIIIIIII!!!!! (hugs)" (helpful hint.... to fully experience girlfriend huggydom so that you are not a lame hugger you should hug yourself frequently and pretend it is her doing it ...don't French kiss the mirror though cause that is just pathetic)

 
2. Next step is immediate voice chat. More squealing and jumping up and down. (if RL interferes with this find a huge closet - tell the children and hubby you are playing a special game. Tie them up with duct tape and make sure to put two pieces over their mouths ... tell them the first one to get out of their restraints will get supper. Throw in some dry crusts of bread for incentive. Believe me I have used this many times .. the family loves it .. such a fun fun game ...hours and hours of fun ... one time it went for 4 days .... hilarious ....well I guess I was the only one laughing ... except no ... I forgot about them and went to bed ... I was sleeping ... ok never mind...)


3. You then immediately send her all the lms and info on what you have experienced and what items you scored while you were on SL without her. If there was something hilarious that happened you should have pics and of course ALWAYS copy what everyone else talked to you about - how will your properly gossip otherwise?  Best to just copy every conversation so you can paste it for her - don't worry your pretty little head about the TOS that is for the nerds and brainiacs to worry about.
  

4. If someone else has been a bitch and you both agree you hate her/him .... decide which blog or social media you are going to out them on and begin writing nasty stuff immediately. Start planning your SL Secret poster and leak to others who it is really about. Make sure you get them to write into the blog once you post it so it can go on for days and days and days and everyone in SL hears about it.


5. Get naked, get dressed, and go out and laugh hysterically about other people and how uncool they are. Make sure you get the right order of that cause once I got mixed up and laughed right after the get naked part and ... well .. that girlfriend isn't my girlfriend anymore.  She's a little aardvark or some other animal and lives in Gor somewhere doing very strange unspeakable things.   I don't think the two are connected ... my comment and her aardvarkiness ... it's just the timing ... I laughed, she cried, and then poof ... she was an aardvark ...


6. When "hunting" with them always wait for them and make sure you both have the heart/kite/egg/bunny/doowahdiddy before TPing on. NEVER go hunting without her.


7. Never pick up other girlfriends when she is not around. You own each other and owe each other - this is real territorial stuff ... in fact do like the animals in the wild do and run around and urinate a big circle around her .... that way there is no confusing who she belongs to ...those damn deer horn in on everything otherwise.


8. Never kiss and tell. Don't do anything and tell. If you need to tell someone tell me .... because I am a professional and I need stupid things to write about.


10. Now here are some really important things BF will always do for each other:

 
a. Make sure to tell her if anything is not positioned right on her body but don't scream it out in public chat cause I did that once ... I was like ... "hey ....Zippellalindawishes," (yup that was her name cause she wanted to own the prize chairs ... I usually called her Zippy but this was important shit so I said hey Zippellalindawishes..) And she was like, "what?" and I said "your nose is really whacked" and everyone heard me and they all looked at her nose, pointed and laughed, and then someone wrote on the bathroom walls "Zippellalindawishes has a big shnozzolla" and she cried for days and I had to find an AO that would hold her and pat her head and tell her it would all be ok so that I could go to bed and get some sleep. But it all worked out ok cause she was like so touched at how sensitive I was to stay up all night with her like that and just be there ... and I was like "ya... I care that much babe. Oh and even though your nose is not whacked it is all red and big from crying"  I could say that because we were alone and I had learned my lesson.

 
b. Try out all the sex poses with her on the bed before the big date and let her know which ones make her look fat.


c. Never ask her to copy her shape ... everything else is sharesies sharesies except the shape.   Cause then the game would really be boring cause we would all look the same and there would be no point we would all just be named "pete" and "repete" and "rerepete" and we would all go around saying "ditto" "dittoditto."  I mean I know some of you talk like that anyway but trust me it is just not that interesting ,  And don't make me have to repeat myself ....ditto ... (ahahahahahaha I just crack me up ...)

 
d. Always transfer anything you can to her. And dress alike all the time.  Tell everyone you are really sisters in real life.  Stand close to her and when people ask if you are lesbians or something snort at them and then get teary eyed and tell them thanks for bringing it all up ... you just got out of surgery.  Tell them you had a siamesetwinectomy and she was what they removed..." and then make them drive you to the hospital because the doctors will want to yell at them. It is so funny when they get all worried and then once you get all in your hospital gowns you can jump up and moon them and go ... "psyche" ... hahahahaha - it's really funny if you are on the psyche ward - but don't worry if you're not .. you'll get there ....promise ...


e. Buy her nice presents when you can.  I just know my girlfriends are shopping for me right now .....


11. Always remember how much you love them (the person behind the pixels) and try not to be too upset when you finally find out that she is really a he - not 27 at all but 83 ... and once he gets out of prison .. he really wants to hang out with you in RL ... could you send him some money ...


And remember without bathrooms for us to travel to and from together - we miss a lot of those special RL moments so you just have to pick it up where you can.


And that concludes this edition of the Emergency Blissful Manner Broadcast System ... we will now return you to Hockey Night In Canada where any reproduction, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited by someone ... some big ass big someone .... but you get the gist ....
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One Big Experiment.

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My grandfather loved music but he could not stand the way some people looked when they sang. Evidently when God made him, He put him in charge of the aesthetics of people's faces and how their mouths and eyes should perform when they were on stage.

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He would say, "She has a lovely voice, if only you did not have to look at her when she sang." I suggested a paper bag ... he took it to mean for her, I was thinking him. This is just one of the many ways in which my mind and my grandfather's did not work well together.

He assumed other people were the problem. I could only see him in the centre of all his complaining.

I suggested he close his eyes because really we weren't there to admire the way someone looked, it was supposed to be all about the music, and, according to him, on that point, the woman was awesome. His eyes were, "not for closing."   Other people were supposed to be aware his eyes were open, his sensitivities foremost on this planet, and therefore everyone should conduct themselves accordingly. He told me "closing your eyes does not take away the pain, that is a child's game of magical thinking."

I had never realized that HOW people looked when they said things was important enough to completely undo the beauty/importance/significance of what they were singing/saying.

I had to try the theory out right???

Which is why when they asked me to sing a solo at church the weekend after this one woman he complained about, I sang it with my finger stuck up my nose and my eyes crossed. (you could probably get someone in the office to sing a few bars of O Holy Night with their eyes crossed and their finger up their nose so you can judge for yourself ... in the interest of realistic journalistic experience)

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Yup, it didn't matter to anyone how beautifully I sang, probably the best I had ever done. All everyone talked about was the crossed eyes and the finger.

 It certainly didn't matter to my grandfather and he met me in the bedroom after church that day with his personal guest, Mr. Belt. The lesson was further brought home when I also proved that closing your eyes definitely does not take away the pain.

And thus ended any thoughts I had regarding my future as a Scientist.

The experiments would probably kill me.

SKIN:  Mirror's Enigma [:ME:] Heather Peach Skintone
MAKE-UP:  Mirror's Enigma
HAIR:  Action Womens Hair Bianca
EYES:  IKON Sunrise' Eyes - Peach
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
NAILS:  Adoness - Witch of Venom - Hand Set (Vanity Fair Exclusive)
HAIRCLIP:  MONS  / Head Accessories Honey
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POSES:  Ma Vie

Ever wonder how my mind works that I come up with all this stuff?? Well ... I have no idea BUT if you enjoy this Blog you might be interested in Bliss/Aria's other blogs - find out more at Aria E. Appleford Blog. It is named after me. Because it is mine and we had a meeting and I proposed it, seconded it and voted it in. Unanimous! Join us on Facebook!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I Have Been Kicked Out Of Some Of The Best Places.

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I was out walking around today in places where I was not supposed to be. Am I the only one who loves when you click on the link in a designers profile only to end up on private land where some disembodied something types you a message that you have 4 nanoseconds to get off the private land?  Like how does a designer fail to notice that her store is no longer where it was last night when she logged off and why wouldn't she consider that a small little detail that might be important to share with her customers? 

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What can I possibly see in 4 nanoseconds? I can't even find my mouse that quickly let alone my camera. And where is the sporting chance in that? Where is the fun?

 I thought all these computer games are supposed to be combat friendly?

I think it would be much more fun if they popped up a wrestling ring and announced that you will be fighting "Bruiser the Bonecrushing Big Dude," and a little package appeared at your feet that said click me and in it you find your leotard and "cup" with a list of the rules .... which should say something like "last one standing wins, otherwise anything goes." And then there should be dramatic music, the bell goes and someone bellows "Lettttttt'ssss Rrrrrrrrrrumbbbble" and that is it - you fight to the death.

If you win you get to stay on the land and look around and eat whatever is left in the fridge and if you lose you leave and have to wear a t-shirt for 3 days that says something like "Bruiser made me his bitch in only 3 rounds."

I think this could be an important marketing ploy for Linden Lab. " Second Life ... the game where teleporting could mean a great sale on lingerie or a death match - are you man enough to press the button and give it a whirl? "

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Of course you would have to be sensitive to the people who own the place and secure their safety but I bet if you pick them up and move them out back behind the cabana it would only take a nanosecond or two and they probably would not even notice that their sex balls had been rearranged a tad. It would just seem like a new and exciting blip in the sex engine ..,. like. "whoa babe that was really awesome this time ... I especially loved it when those midgets appeared out of nowhere. They are incredibly flexible!"

SKIN:  Mirror's Enigma [:ME:] Heather Peach Skintone
MAKE-UP:  Mons, Mirror's Enigma
HAIR:  Pomme d' Amour Lady Bug Hair
EYES:  IKON Destiny Eyes - Midnight
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
SKIRT: Valentina E. Couture  Dita Belted Pencil Skirt Blue Green
TOP:  Valentina E. Couture  Dita Tucked Chemise Violet
JACKET:  Valentina E. Couture  Vintage Fur Bomber & Optional Gloves Sky
SHOES:   Leverocci - Lavender Platform Pumps - Nero
EARRINGS:  EARRING GEM CHANGE BT GOLD  -RYCA-
LOCATION:  RMK Gothic
 
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How Does A Girl Get Any Attention in Here?

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I did a little tap dancing today around the grid.

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It's part of my move to embrace SL and all things that are part of it. I was going to go and find the Lab offices and do a singing telegram to let them know that I was here and I was awesome and that they should consider hiring me as their mascot but evidently they hide the offices to protect themselves from losers who might show up at the office and try to sell them stuff or get their autographs or something. I was not going to ask for any autographs ... I swear.

Someone needs to represent tap dancers. They are really picked on.

Every little girl has a romance with tap dancing - who doesn't love shiny shoes that make noise? And then the ballerina bun heads get hold of you, like Moonies sweeping in at the airport and suddenly everyone is brainwashed into thinking that the only real dancing is the one where the shoes are completely silent except for the screaming toes which are all bandaged, not because they are bruised and bleeding, but so no-one can hear their cries. Everyone throws away the double breasted monkey suits and grabs a tutu and the hoards ooh and ahh and another pair of tap dancing shoes gets shoved into the attic to rust and lose their sheen.

I wanted to be that person . . . that person who stood up for all the broken dreams of tap dancers who had their dreams stolen by ultrathin, really bendy people in leotards.  So I tap danced around SL today with a sign that said "Tap Dancers need love too," and well ... one guy threw some peanuts at me.

 Other than that it was pretty much like any other day out in SL.

 Everyone ignored me.

 I guess tap dancers just do not stand out amongst Goreans and furries and vampires.

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I think it is a shame ... just a gosh darn shame. I went home and kicked my ballerina Barbie.  We need role models for our little girls not pink, sparkly, twirlmobabes.

SKIN:  .::WoW Skins::. Zaytuna Pale
HAIR:  AlliandAli Designs  Anderson Hair
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Brown Pale
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
OUTFIT:  VIOLATOR PretaPorter -Shadow
EARRINGS:  A&A NA Karu Earrings
NAILS:  Candy Nail  #P000 Basic French Nails Black
SHOES:   Baby Monkey  Petra Boot
POSES:  Pose Sinfully
 
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Pets R Me.

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This is my pet fish "Fluffy."   Yup, Fluffy the magical fish.

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He is a trick fish. He can fetch and roll over and even beg for worms. I had hoped he could fly ... there could be a lot of TV work for a flying fish and I love the idea of little tutu's and angel wings on a fish but na, he sucks at it.  I sent him for flying lessons but I don't think he really applied himself.  Fish are not really go getters. 

You will note that I am underwater and that is because I am part mermaid. I don't wear the fins and tail all the time because it gets in the way of my being able to ski. Wet fish tail is remarkably like wet tongue on a frozen combine in the middle of winter and when you are pushing off to ski you are suddenly on the bottom of the hill and part of your tail is on the top of the hill and your scream is laid in zig zag tracks all the way down.

I tried walking around shopping today to see if people are as attracted to a pretty fish like they are to cute kitties or little puppies or even well mannered babies. They aren't. I was completely ignored. No-one even offered to show me their penis. I am going to have to keep working on how to become popular in SL. I need some dates. I need friends. I need to experience SL in all its glory. I want my pixels to be stimulated to the max. I want the t-shirt that says I was here and did all that.

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I ate Fluffy with some chips smothered in ketchup.  I drowned my sorrow in beer. Tomorrow I am going to look into what a pet octopus gets me.

or maybe a yak ...


SKIN:  AKERUKA Barbara Natural
HAIR:  AlliandAli Designs  A&A Lucinda Hair
EYES:  IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Brown Pale
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
OUTFIT:  {Indyra} Couture: Britton Cream
BOOTS: Graffitiwear  black leather calf boots
PURSE:  *BOOM* Studio Tote (Black)
POSES:   Pose Sinfully
 
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Monday, November 18, 2013

New Direction Sans the Dudes that Sing.

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I was going to metaphorically write about my change in direction but that sounded too much like a 7th grade writing assignment and I am allergic to the 7th grade. I experienced some swelling around the breast area and was excused from the whole year. Oh wait maybe it was more like I excused myself from the whole year because the swelling opened up this whole new world to me and math and english just cannot compete with the back seat of a car game known as "show me yours I will show you mine." The compassion of prepubescent boys for my "swellings" was epic. I think some of them wasted their lives on being mere pig farmers when they could have been doctors.

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So ya, I thought I could intro this change like I was a siamese twin and we were finally separated. But then I thought, "is that accurate?"  Yes Bliss and Aria are connected but I never even tried to make them two different people. Bliss is exactly like Aria.  I have fake boobs and a fake ass that I can apply in real life too. Oh .. and I am 9 foot tall.  So Siamese twins might fit with separating real life from virtual life but not really about separating Bliss and Aria.   

I want Second Life to be about Second Life and I am going to force myself to engage more with awesome tools I got from the local hardware stores BOGO sale. Jack hammers can break through even the greatest resistance of not wanting to go to the grand opening of the new value for dollar vagina store for women who want something bright and shiny and new to help them freshen up their outdated pixel look.

So then I thought, "what is more real to virtual reality?  What is the universal sign?"  And of course the only answer is "attachable 'peni.'"  So wouldn't a penisectomy be more accurate?" True I don't have a penis in real life but SL makes all things possible and there you have it ...  removing a penis is like taking the magic and keeping it in SL and the reality in reality .. from whence it came.

Can you feel my pain?

Torn between 2 metaphors and not knowing what to do?

So without any clear answer, we will just go with the direct approach. I am going to be sharing my epic Second Life observations about my actions here. They will be completely and totally epic and not at all contrived. I think people need this. They don't know they need it but once they taste it they will know their lives are nearing completeness. I am all about helping people complete things. I am a completer. It is a gift.

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Basically I am drinking right now and all this makes sense on the planet I am currently on. When I sober up I may delete this post and deny it was ever here. You should probably run and get all your friends to read it now while it is up. Dream of a new Bliss world while I am passed out and drooling on my keyboard. Hope, even if it is fleeting, has the power to change the world. And if that happens, I mean if suddenly there is world peace , then we all know what that means ... I am the next Miss Universe.


SKIN:  Mirror's Enigma [:ME:] Stella Peach Skintone
Make-UP:  Mirror's Enigma
HAIR:  WASABI PILLS/ Robin Mesh Hair
EYES:  IKON Destiny Eyes - Midnight
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
SWEATER:  (Kunglers ) Amelia top - black
TIGHTS:  SD Wears tights
BOOTS:  Leverocci  - Ava OTK Boots_StandardSizing_Python
CLUTCH:  Magnifique  Bri Bri Clutch
STREETLIGHT, UMBRELLA AND POSES:  ::LISP:: Streetlights & Umbrella in a Box
 
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Sunday, November 17, 2013

My Shoetopia Post.

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This is how I spent my day. This is me. This is me not being able to get on the bus to Shoetopia because there was no room for me on the bus. I have never felt more in tune with Mary and Joseph in my life. I regret that I did not more fully emote their pain when I played a sheep in the manger at my Christmas Pageant when I was 4.
 
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I look really happy right? Please note that my eyes are crossed. That is from repeatedly hitting my enter button after clicking on the link to Shoetopia. I will not be able to sleep tonight because there is this sound of crashing in my head that reminds us in SL that the door has slammed shut and we are standing alone out in the frozen wasteland of virtual life, unallowed into the party with the rest of the kids.
 
My pointer finger is now the shortest finger on my hand and while that might get me into some kind of special footnote about the lady with the freaky pointer finger who died proving that insanity is indeed doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result, it is not helpful for playing with puppets. I lost a valuable skill today.
 
I know you can't see me but I am crying. I feel completely and totally rejected again. I scroll past the pics of other people wearing beautiful new shoes giving us instructions on how we should dress and behave if we ever make it into Shoetopia, and telling us it is not that big of a deal, we should relax and go later in the week. Excuse me if that sounds a bit like someone who ate all the cheesecake and is almost comatose because they are so full telling the starving masses who dreamed all day of having a taste of their mom's awesome pumpkin cheesecake, that the cheesecake was really not all that great, they didn't miss much. THAT person is buried in 83 different places across the Canadian prairies because the starving masses are not nice people when they are hungry for cheesecake.
 
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By the time I get in there won't be any shoes left in my size and the only colour left will be puce. I will be the only naked person without shoes wandering around a deserted sim where the smell of leather lingers in the air mocking me. I am tired of being mocked. I just wanna shop ok?
 
Just once I would like to be able to get some of the really cool stuff first.
 
 I dream of being able to tell other people that they should sit down and just be calm and sort their inventory while they wait because they are really lucky they are not having to be in there with all the other special people shopping, spending their Lindens on fabulous new shoes. I want to yawn when they mention these things and seem surprised that someone has not made it in yet and tell them I got in a week ago.
 
I think I could be a mean girl.
 
I think I could do mean.
 
I am learning new swear words.
 
SKIN:  !BaaaH !Koko Nuit
HAIR:  Analog Dog Helke
HANDS:  SLink  Elegant 1
EYES:  IKON Sunrise' Eyes - Peach
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
MAKE-UP:  SYSP Step Inside
WoW Skins
JEWELLERY:  FINESMITH Happiness
NAILS:  Hello Dave: Slink Avatar Enhancement- Rich Autumnal Tones
DRESS:  Wertina - Sequin Hole Dress Fire
COAT:  Fashionably Dead (fd) Romantic Coat - Pink
SHOES:  EB Atelier Shoes- Delizia GOLD mesh pumps
POSES:  Ma Vie
 
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Saturday, November 16, 2013

99 Bags Full of Fashion on the Wall . . . .

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Today I considered packing it in with Second Life completely. 

 

These past few weeks have been very difficult and my real life has required almost my full and constant attention.  Normally I would not even give a second thought to SL at a time like this but I have.  When I could, I blogged.  I did that, not because I am addicted to SL and NEED to be here, or even because I was having a blast.  I did it because I am the beneficiary of review copies from some designers and I take my commitments seriously.   I know how tough things are right now for many of them and I wanted to at least do what I could.  It meant getting out of bed when I was sick and staying up some nights wayy later than I do or wanted to.

 

I suppose I should have let them know, but I had a couple of problems with that - taking the time to find out who I was allowed to contact and how I was to contact them, and then knowing if they even got my note was one.   The second being I honestly had no idea of time frame, each day, what was going to happen tomorrow.  It is hard to know what to say to even explain what happened and much of it was nothing that was known or planned, it just all cannon balled.

 

I will take full responsibility for myself.  I should have tried to say something.

 

I was dropped by one of the designers I blog for.  I am assuming she is upset that I did not blog enough these past few weeks and she is right, I didn't.  I managed to get about 4 posts up a week, which is not anywhere near my normal production.  I had blogged this designer almost 3 years.  I blogged them when they were starting and many would not blog them.  I counted my flickr pics and found over 230 pics for them over that time - pics I used in my blogs.   I would have thought, the amount of blogging in the past, the loyalty,  would have bought me the decency of at least a discussion.

 

Apparently neither loyalty or past experience are worth much. 

 

Suddenly my efforts seem kind of pointless. 

 

I am not writing about THIS designer, the name is irrelevant, and the issues of this one incident is not the point.   I am writing about general attitudes that are going to destroy us.

My Doctor's Note.

 
 
 
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Nice cloudy rainy Saturday and I am still vibing on the whole rain thing. I was beginning to wonder what my hubby had done this time to make God so mad that he put a bowl over us so the rain would not reach us. I am thinking Tupperware most likely.

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I am not still really bitter about having been banned from Tupperware, just now and then when there are family holidays and some members of the family flaunt their burping bowls, their salad spinners or there perfect gravy maker doo dads.

People are incredibly insensitive to my pain.

I am ever grateful for the dollar stores and cheap supermarket attempts to duplicate Tupperware ... it is like the methadone for plasticware. I have weaned down gradually and now I only get the urge when I am around middle aged women putting away leftovers. I try to avoid those snake pits of temptation.

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And of course, I avoid users ... which is the main medical reason I cited on the note to my mother in law from my doctor about why I cannot see her anymore and why she should excuse me from having to attend family dinners.

I think it should get me out of at least a couple, until I come up with something new.

I am working on it.

SKIN:  Style by Kira - Zoey Skin - B
HAIR:  TRUTH  HAIR Vida -  light blondes
EYES:  IKON Destiny Eyes - Midnight
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
JEWELLERY:  [Modern.Couture] Jewelry - Rose Queen
DRESS:  [W&B] Chapman Shift Dress NAKED  Whippet and Buck
CLUTCH:  *CoCo *_SatinClutch_RoseGray
SHOES:  Loordes of London -The Bard-Melon&Lt Tempra
LOCATION:  Cracked Mirror

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Friday, November 15, 2013

It Rained!!

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It rained today and I tried to be really cool about it ... like no big deal ... you know rain shmain yawwwwn ....

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But then I just lost it and ran out and started jumping up and down and splashing around like a complete yahoo. I think it is important to be able to let go and embrace yahoodom as often as possible. It keeps us young. It makes us feel alive and I think God gets a real kick out of seeing how much we really appreciate the weather sometimes.

People should skip and shout and sing more often. It must get really boring looking down on all of us just schlepping around every day like "ho hum ... this is me walking in the weather, not even noticing ...."

I would cry if I was God.

Ungrateful humans.

So I danced and hooted and basically carried on like a pork chop. (that is an Aussie saying and like many of the Aussie sayings, I have no idea what it means. In Canada pork chops just basically lay there with the apple sauce.)

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I did find it a little strange that my dancing naked in the front yard in the rain was just treated like normal by the neighbours ... they just waved and kept on driving.

I thought I could hear God crying but it might have been my husband.

It was kind of muffled like someone had the curtains stuffed in their mouth. He tends to do that sometimes when I am naked on the front lawn and the neighbours are around.

SKIN:   7DS 7 Deadly s{K}ins - Feeb'sRascalls Lois
HANDS:  SLink  Mesh Hand Elegant 1
HAIR:  AlliandAli Designs  Laurie
EYES:  IKON Destiny Eyes - Midnight
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
OUTFIT:  [Sparrow by Design]  8th Unknown Hunt 
SHOES:  Armidi Gisaci - Vidalia Pump - Fui Fui Turquoise
EARRINGS:  FINESMITH  Happiness- 2013 New year gift
POSES:  Slouch Poses

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Arts and Crafting with Left Overs.

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I decided I am going to make a whole Pinterest craft page of things to make with your missing IKEA parts.

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You know, those parts that are left over when you are done putting your Ikea racecar/bureau/towelholder together? I figure some spray pain some sparkle paints etc on the whole thing, and get the gluegun and sledge hammer together and go for it. I don't think it even matters it what you make is functional or purposeful ... as long as you add enough pink and some lace and make some of the pic fuzzy when you take it.

They could have contests ... to see what people come up with ... it could be a whole new art form that leads to others ... welding with Tupperwear ... sculptures that burp ...think of it???

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Stay tune for how to throw fruitcake like clay and come up with stunning Nativity Figurines.


SKIN:  !BaaaH ! Nicole Pac
HAIR:  TRUTH  Kase -  dark browns
EYES:  Ibanez Smooth Glow Eyes Nova Scotia
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
DRESS:  Mirror's Enigma ME_Seductive Summer Water
HAT:  *COCO*_WoolFeltFedora_Rose
JEWELLERY:  Maxi Gossamer MG - Necklace - Pearls
NAILS:  Candy Nail  #P000 Basic Prim Nails Red08
PURSE:  *COCO*_ClutchBag_Black
SHOES:  Purple Moon :: PM :: Cherry Classic Pumps
POSES:  Don't Freak Out

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Melbourne Cup ... Again ... or is that Still?

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So today was the big Melbourne Cup and the ever eventful Fashions On the Field ... or "of," or "in," or "up," or something ... but the "field" thing I am positive about.

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This is where women get champagne glasses, ridiculously high heels, dresses that someone vomited colour over, contrasting gloves and twirled-whirled-stapled-flowered-netted whatever on their heads called "hats" or "fascinators" or "road kill." The women drink the champagne, parade around with numbers on their bodies and allow themselves to be judged like prime beef for a bevy of fabulous prizes like a meat tray and a special bodywash package with a glow in the dark loofah sponge for those scary times in the shower when the power goes out and you forget where everything is.

Then the women pass out drunk on the field and people take pictures ... hence "fashions ON the field."

The competition may only last a couple of hours but the humiliation lasts a lifetime.

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Oh ya ... and a bunch of horses run around a big oval.


SKIN:  Glam Affair - Neva skin - Europa 04
HAIR HAT:   Vita's Boudoir Sugarplum Coiffure black
EYES:   IKON 'Sunrise' Eyes - Verdigris Light
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
HANDS:  SLink  Mesh Hand Elegant 1
NAILS:  Hello Dave: Slink Avatar Enhancement- Rich Tones Mixed 1
JEWELLERY:  [Modern.Couture] Jewelry - Nacre ( Necklace and Earrings )
OUTFIT:  Liv Glam [LG] Boutique-[ FALL-13] White Flag Hud
NYLONS:  *Linc* Wool Panty Brown
SHOES:  NX-Nardcotix Rebekah Pumps Liquorice
PURSE: ISON  Folded Leather Clutch
LOCATION:  Solaria
POSES:  TuTy's - FASHIONISTA Sexy female AO

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Monday, November 4, 2013

The Circus Ran Away With My Brother.

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I went to a circus as a kid.  It was pretty epic.  I was fascinated with the costumes.
 
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To be honest I was fascinated with any type of clothing that negated denim and plaid flannel.  Even the clowns looked good to me BUT the ones that really won me over was the girls who were in the ballet outfits riding around on the horses doing tricks.  Yes, you read it here first.  I wanted to dress up in skimpy clothes and do tricks. 
 
So I found some old netting that I hair sprayed and I tied it around my leotards - put on a bathing suit top that I stuffed with toilet paper and got the horse out.
 
I think they have some kind of special horses ... because our horses had difficulty understanding that they were supposed to just gently canter around in a circle without letting me fall.  Getting up on your knees and then doing a nose plant onto the horse with your ass up in the air does not look magical or effortless. 
 
I think I even passed gas.  No-one was there to tell me if it was me or the horse but it happened. 
 
To make it even worse the tissue fell out and the hair spray did not hold and I ended up looking like a bruised ironing board caught in a fish net sitting on one pissed horse.
 
So I skipped that and went for the man shot out of a cannon.
 
I convinced my brother he should be the man and that jumping off the roof of the barn was kinda the same thing.  He ended up in the hospital with a broken collar bone because, well, I blame the circus.  That dude just had a helmet, no-one said anything about protecting the collar bone.  I think my brother had to shoulder some of the blame too, he never ever took strengthening his collar bone seriously.  He didn't even eat all his vegetables.
 
 
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I think clowns sadly are never the first choice for circus aspirations but rather the lowered expectations of people in their failed but excited pursuit of other circus careers and then had to do the clown thing as penance to try to either cover their tracks or make it up to the people they maimed or injured in that attempt.
 
SKIN:  Mirror's Enigma  [:ME:] Heather Peach Skintone (Fall - SYSP Nov)
HAIR:  Elikatira [e] Locked - Midnight Blacks
EYES:  IKON Lucid Eyes - Aegean
LASHES:  Angel Rock Eyelash J curl Philisha Lashes
LIPSTICK AND TEETH:  Mirror's Enigma ME Sapphire
EYESHADOW:  Mirror's Enigma ME Sapphire
BUSH:  Zoul Creations Lynn
DRESS:  Olegun - Halter Dress with belt and Flower for T8UH
SHOES:  [PM] Pixel Mode : Baby T 's: Black
PICTURES:  09 - T8UH - Sari-Sari Hunt Gift
POSES:  Slouch Poses

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