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Happy Story

A few days ago I was killing a bit of time with Twitter, and I noticed one of the things trending at that moment was #WriteAHappyStoryIn4Words. I thought it was such a clever idea and set about thinking what my happy story might be! It’s not as easy as it first appears, and I tried to find the perfect combination of words that would reflect my happiest story. I thought it should sum up the meaning of life, but realized that that’s just impossible. The meaning of life cannot be explained in four words, even making it as simple as possible. I suppose for simplicity’s sake we could say,’Breathe in, breathe out!’ or “Be born, busy dying’, those both sum up what life is about. But as for why we’re here, that’s not as easy. Although, ‘Love is the answer’ might work. But, I then thought about what four words could be the happiest for me. I think ‘Thank God for animals’ is one that I’d say an amen to, or maybe, ‘coffee and a book’ would make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. ‘I love my dog’ is one that would make me smile, too! Ok, now lets put Second Life to the happy story test! I could say that ‘I didn’t crash today’ is a very happy story, as is, ‘Collabor88 is lag free’! That last one though is pretty much a fantasy story! 😛 You get the idea, this little game really makes a person pinpoint what each of us defines as a happy story. I’m going to make it an everyday thing from now on, it’ll help me remember to be thankful for all that I have and that it’s all the little things that makes life complete. Take a minute or two, right now, and think of a happy story you could write, it may surprise you how it ends!

I’m out on my deck in the late evening sun. It’s a little late for a cup of coffee, I know, but it’s never stopped me from sleeping in the past, so a cup of coffee and a beautiful sunset while I look out on the water, it’s priceless! The main thing going on here is the necklace and ring set! It’s the December round of Monthly Midnight Madness and Slipper Originals has two great new items for it! Starting at midnight tonight, the ‘Darby Necklace and Earrings’ set goes live, the first 1500 avis get it free with a quick slap on the board. There’ll be an optional add on HUD there for you to to purchase if you like, which makes it a complete set! It starts all over again 12 hours later, at noon Saturday with the ‘Cadence Rings’ again free for the first 1500 avatars that give that board a kick! And again there’s an optional add on HUD to complete the set for just a few lindens. And, if you missed out on the freebies, drop in at the main store all day Sunday for your last chance to grab the items for a very reasonable price, the add on HUDs remain at the same price for the day! You can find out more about MMM here. Here’s a closer look at what all the fuss is about!

The pants I am wearing are a new release from !APHORISM! and available now at FaMESHed. The ‘Bridget Flare Jeans’ give the appearance of legs right up to your neck with a perfectly flared leg and a waistline that’s curve hugging, to say the least! They fit over the high feet(Slink is my foot of choice) and with a high shoe on they just barely skim the floor! I love the two simple pockets on the front, just big enough to carry only your most needed items, there’s not pockets on the back, for a smooth and streamlined look!

The ‘Amber Shirt’ is a nice light sweater from Just Because. The neckline has two different straps across it if you so choose, but I prefer the plunging look!

I’m wearing the eye covering Boys&Girls 78 hair from Dura Hair. It’s from the darks pack.

My look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which is applied to the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose and coffee mug prop are from the ‘My Coffee Mug’ set of bento poses from Secret Poses.

Sweet Dreams

I’m going to close my eyes for just a few minutes, give my mind a rest and maybe drift off to where anything is possible! I take a deep breath and slowly exhale, trying to rid my body and mind of stress. I make a mental note to relax each part of me and to feel the tension flow out of my body. OK….this is good, I’m feeling calm and peaceful. I slow my breathing and let myself go, wanting just a short nap to refresh and regroup for the day. I’m falling, the fresh breeze and sunshine on my skin is the only thing I know. As I drift off a thought occurs to me, I didn’t pay my phone bill, and it’s due! I should go do that! No, it’s OK….it can wait another half hour! But if I don’t do it right away I might forget to do it later! I won’t forget, just relax and go back to drifting off to sleep. I breath in then exhale slowly shifting into a more comfortable position, nope….now this isn’t going to work! My eyes are open wide and I know the moment has passed that I could fall asleep and get a nap! Why do my attempts at naps always seem to end this way? I’m usually up between 4 and 5 AM, so a nap would be nice, but I just can’t control my thoughts for longer than a few minutes! OK…I may as well get up and get going, again! And so it goes, another nap ended before it even began!

The June round of The Liaison Collaborative is on and Le Poppycock has released the ‘Stay Cool’ pose prop gacha set! It’s right full of fun in the sun summer activities, with props including this mat and magazine, a tube to enjoy water activities and a fan for some cool air on a hot day! They’re all fun and unique with great poses! The Liaison Collaborative runs until June 30.

I’m wearing the ‘Del Sol Bikini Collection’ from !APHORISM! here! It’s the blue satin version and it’s compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh bodies.

The ‘Hani’ hair from [monso] is so cute. This is from the blacks pack and it’s unrigged for easy fitting!

The rest of me is the Alex mesh head from Logo with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins(soon to be ‘Avada’). I’m also wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

I’m at my home in ‘Winters Wind‘(which has a couple vacancies right now) and I’m laying on ‘The Jetty’ by IMMERSIV.

Twofer

As you can probably see, I’m up kneeling on a pool table here, and I’m sure the owner of this fine establishment isn’t impressed with me! But, when it comes to taking pictures sometimes you have to ruffle a few feathers! So up I crawled on the pool table for this shot! I’ve played pool a bit over the years, but it ‘s never been a big love of mine! I wasn’t very good, and when combining it with alcohol, I was even worse! I played quite a bit of it while I attended a short course at an agriculture college back in the day, and since every Tuesday and Thursday were 2 for 1 drink nights, we all had trouble keeping our balls on the table! 😀 But, we had lots of fun and it made for some great memories! And what about what I went there to learn? Oh I remember some of that, too!!

The Chapter Four began it’s June round a couple days ago and Slipper Originals is in the 2 for 1 section! I’m showing you part of this new release, it’s the Starfish Set, which includes necklace and bracelet. The other part of the 2 for 1 is the Shell Espadrilles! The shoes and jewelry are a fantastic start to a great look for summer! I urge you to zoom in close to have a look at the detail of the set. They’re both colour change on touch with fifteen colours for the beads and five metals. This is white beads with copper metal. It can also be resized via drop down menu!

I love the ‘Maya Tank’ from !APHORISM!. I have come to the conclusion that this is the ‘summer of the tank’ for me! I seem to want to wear shorts and a tank every day! This is one of my favourites and I’m glad I got the fatpack! There are matching panties sold separately and they both come in ten colours with 3 options each! They’re fitted for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh bodies.

I have always loved the unisex hair from Dura Hair, so I had to grab the Boys & Girls 78 hair at the newest round of TMD. This is from the Darks pack.

The High Waisted Shorts are one of my favourites, and they’re from Maitreya!

As usual I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Sinful Curves Skins. I’ve added a light lipstick from the ‘Fresh Lip Tint’ pack for the Logo mesh head from Pink Fuel. The rest of me is the Lara mesh body from Maitreya!

I’ve been on a bit of a pose shopping spree lately and I was looking for sitting poses specifically! I found this one in the ‘Sit Fatpack’ set of poses from M I L A Poses!

I found this place at The Empire! I’ll be going back for some more exploring, there’s all kinds of great areas if you like dark and foreboding types of places! Which, of course, I do!

Don't They Know Staring is Impolite?

Why….why…..why! Why is it impossible to have a snack without the dog hearing it and coming to mooch! If there’s one thing I’ve learned about having a dog is that from the moment they walk in the house for the first time, they are NEVER to be fed a nibble! Of any kind! It’s one of those things that can never be undone! Once you’ve given them one little morsel, of pretty much anything, they will forever sit at your feet and wait for the next one! I live alone with 2 dogs and I have to sneak into the kitchen to get a snack!! But they always hear me. I can walk in for a glass of water and nothing, they don’t even wake up! But, open a plastic bag or open the fridge and they’re up and over in a blink! My newest dog, Amber, had never been given treats by me…until the day she got sick and needed six pills a day! So out comes the little treat to get that pill down….and now…she’s as bad as the other one! At least neither of them drool. Man I hate drooling dogs! So, what I’ve started doing is just not snacking….just to save myself the annoyance of their staring. Maybe I can patent it as a diet…a sure way to lose those unwanted pounds. Once you know you’ll have a dog or two staring intently at you, it takes the fun right out of a snack!

First off tonight I’d like you to zoom in on flickr and take a gander at the incredible tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t! It’s the Never Cry Wolf tattoo, which is unisex….and it’s free…yes…free! It’s a hunt gift out for the Fluffy and Fierce Event, which runs until September 30. You just head over to the F & F event and stop in at the PMS booth to grab your hunt hint and the main store land mark and then go get it! Easy as that..you end up with this tattoo in three ink tones and compatibility with the classic avatars and the TMP andf Omega compatible mesh bodies! It’s seen here on the Maitreya, Lara mesh body.

I live in a Canadian province that has a few quirky names for things that no other place has! One of them is the bunnyhug! I’ve spoken of it before….but this time around I have found the ultimate bunnyhug in Second Life! It’s from Etchaflesh Clothing and Corsetry and it’s the Misfit Hoodie Darkness! That’s the official name…but to me it’s a bunnyhug, in its truest form! The zipper, the pockets, and the hood make it that! To me, it’s perfect. It’s rigged for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies and it’s HUD driven with four areas to customize with lots of colours. There’s a bunch of different packs to choose from so there’s something for everyone!

The ROUGH RIDER Boots from !APHORISM! can be a mainstay in anyone’s inventory! I think everyone needs a great pair of kick ass boots, and these are those! This is the charcoal colour, and they come in three other colours too!

My eye shadow is from the Romance Me Eyeshadow set from Veechi. It has nine colours and is compatible with classic avatars and Lelutka, Catwa, and Genesis Labs mesh heads!

The Deadman’s Collar is from nefarious inventions!

The Basic Colour Tights, dark and natural are from G Field. They’re Omega compatible plus system layers for classic avatars.

The hair from Dura Hair is Boys and Girls 42 from the dark pack.

As always, I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the elegant hands from SLink.

Poses by Le Poppycock!

I’m at the lovely Newton sim, home of NX-Nardcotix, for these pictures.