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$*%@(&%!^ Typos

I am such a bad typist!! Oh, I know everyone has moments, but I seem to just automatically make the same typos over and over again. I’m not sure if anyone who chats with me in-world notices, but I get so frustrated when I see I’ve made the word ‘doing’ into ‘diong’ yet again! My fingers just won’t put the letters in the right order, for some reason! If there’s a wrong way to spell a word, I’ve done it, I just hope that whoever I’m chatting with speaks fluent ‘typonese’ and can decipher what I’m saying. The one good thing about typos is that when I spell a word wrong, that person is then assuming it’s a typo when in reality I just have no idea how to spell it. And with my lack of knowledge in current acronyms, I never know if the letters in someones message to me mean something or it’s a typo! It’s embarrassing really, but since I can acknowledge my own foibles, I don’t mind telling you all. I’m trusting everyone can completely relate to this. And really, if you tell me you can’t…..then I know you’re not being honest about your own typing skills, or lack thereof! I can usually understand what someone is saying without anything being spelled right. Unless it’s a complete mess, then I’ll have to ask for a repeat, and hope I get it then. My mistakes aren’t limited to chat in Second Life either, I’ve now written 249 characters here and I’ve had to make corrections to it 18 times! The scary part about bad spelling is that I seem to care less and then put less effort into correcting it. I used to reread my message and correct the problems, not anymore…..I hit send as soon as I’m done and hope for the best. There are times it can be embarrassing….like getting the ‘c’ and the ‘x’ mixed up. I told a friend the other day, ‘give me a sex’, meaning to just wait a second! Yea…there was much laughter. 🙂

I can’t believe how fast the month of March has passed. I logged in yesterday and realized it was the 25th and ~uber~ was open! So, off I go to find the Just BECAUSE booth to gift the newest release to my lovely sister! Since I am one of then luckiest girls in the world and blog for *JB*, I logged into Blogotex and snatched that baby right up! The ‘Daisy Top’ is so cute with delicate lace on each side, a finely detailed zipper, and a little bit of cheekiness with one side starting to slip! It’s fitted for the SLink, Belleza(Isis & Freya), and Maitreya mesh bodies and is HUD driven with the shirt, ruffle, zipper, and lace all being colour change. The fatpack contains 18 colours for the top and ruffle and 26 for the lace, there’s also 6 metal options. ~uber~ runs until April 23.

Thanks to Ana Poses, I have a new look for sipping my beverage of the Gods! The ‘Santiago’ pose set, available now at Shiny Shabby, includes 5 bento poses and coffee travel cup props.

The hair is ‘Bones’ one of my favourites from [KoKoLoReS]. It’s a colour from the ‘naturals’ pack.

As I often do, I’m wearing the ‘Just Love’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear. Simple yet powerful!

The ‘Infinity Necklace’ is from Cae-Original Mesh Jewelry.

As usual, my look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m at Isle of May for this shot! It’s my new favourite place to be.

I Have Nothing to Say!

I’ve been working on writing this post for most of the morning now, and I have yet to come up with anything worth reading. I’ve started a couple times with thoughts that are going through my head, but either they’re something I know very little about or it’s too depressing. I found out depressing isn’t good on a Saturday morning, who knew? 🙂 So, here we sit, I have no poem or song lyrics to share. I’m all out of words of wisdom and other than sipping my coffee and thinking about what to have for lunch, I have very little going on in my brain. My RL brain is a little like my Catwa brain, it’s there…..but it’s not hooked up to anything and is really of no use at all. Heck, it may as well be made invisible and I can just carry on in oblivion!

There’s a new event on the grid, and I think it’s a very promising one! The March round of The Dollhouse still has a few days left, and included in this round is the ‘Handcuffs Collar’ from !NFINITY. It comes in black, brown, or pink, and each one is HUD driven with 3 areas to customize! It’s resize on touch, 100% original mesh, and unrigged for easy fitting. Don’t let the word handcuffs bother you, they’re very tastefully done, so you don’t need to be into the lifestyle that handcuffs are most known for to wear them comfortably. No, I’m not talking about cops and robbers! 😛

I’m wearing one of my favourite hairs from [KoKoLoReS] here. It’s ‘Pepper’ and the short style is perfect for my active lifestyle! Yea….right, maybe not so active….but it is perfect! 😀

The ‘Just Love’ tattoo is one I wear frequently and always get a comment on it’s positive message and simplicity. It’s from Carol G Tattoo Wear, which you can visit at the in-world store or on Market Place.

This is a really good look at the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. I’ve added one of the Face Mole options(available separately) to it, and I just love the detailing that gives it. I’ve also added one of the 15 options from the ‘Tiana Eye Make up’ set from Zibska. It’s from a previous Powder Pack, so I’m not sure if it’s available, which makes it so important to get these subscription boxes, it’s treasures like this that make them sooo worthwhile. I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

My eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

This pose is called ‘Stardom’ and it’s from Del May.

Cold, Cold Hands

The old saying is ‘cold hands, warm heart’, but I have no idea if it’s true or not. I like to think that regardless of the temperature of my hands, my heart is warm. I don’t think how the body works has anything to do with personality traits, it would be more accurate if the saying was, ‘cold hands, poor circulation’, or something like that. If you want to know if someone has a warm heart, just look in their eyes, the eyes can tell you what you need to know. But, it’s not about looking at the eyes themselves, it’s seeing what’s behind them. To say someone has blue or brown eyes means nothing, it’s how much love is in them, or how much hate, anger, or indifference. Does the persons eyes smile when the lips do, or do they remain cold or dead. But, back to the cold hands that I mentioned earlier, I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here it’s impossible to not have cold hands, or feet, or any other part of ones anatomy! Because here, it’s not just your a** that’s going to freeze off, it’s everything. It’s noon right now and I’m sitting in the mid day sunshine, which is very nice, but the sun hides the true day. It’s a balmy -27°C outside right now with a light breeze which makes it feel like -37°C, which isn’t terrible, heck it’s warmed up quite a bit from early this morning. When I got out of bed it was -34°C with a breeze making it feel like -45°C! That is the kind of cold that can take your breath away, literally! FYI, the weather forecast for this area is this kind of cold for the foreseeable future, niiiice! 😛

I went to a few snowy sims looking for a place to take a picture and I decided on BinemustSnow at the Binemust sim.

Since I’m out in the cold, I’m dressed for the weather, kind of. I donned my ‘Puff Jacket Set’ from fame femme. The high neck and long sleeves do help against the cold, but that little gap on the midriff sends chills right through me.

I got into the new round of ~uber~ and grabbed the ‘Swear Lexi Engineer Boots’ from Lapointe & Bastchild! The texturing is top notch with a huge HUD with lots of options, including worn or clean boots and socks that can be worn or not. They fit perfectly over the ‘Swear Aspen Leggings’, also from L&B.

The boots work perfectly with the ‘Kaylah Jeans’ from Just Because, too!

My hair is ‘Pepper, naturals’ from [KoKoLoReS]. I love the shorts styles!

This picture is doctored a little bit so the skin isn’t accurately portrayed here, but it’s the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is the ‘Mhm’ pose from Del May.

Snow Country

The northern country snow sings
An early winter soft like static, down
Quaking in the breeze like aspen leaves
Silver whispers blanketing the ground

Cloak my body in my woolen coat
Keep me warm, walk the frozen earth
Watch them slowpoke clouds pass like city crowds
And carry on in a separate world

~Brendon Matthew Thomas~

You can read this poem in it’s entirety here.

This makes winter seem so soft and peaceful, and really, for the most part it is. At least some days in my part of the world. I find that the times most like this are when it’s a bright sunny day, the thermometer hovering around the -30°C mark and just the slightest breeze to make the small branches on the leafless trees shiver. That breeze, though slight, will make that -30°C feel more like -40°C and a person needs a bit more than just a woolen cloak to stay warm. The key is layering! Start with an Under Armour undershirt and finish off with a windbreak of some sort. And in between have layers of various materials all to help keep your body heat in and the winter cold out. I’ve been outside working in the harshest of weather and though it’s not great, it’s not that bad. The worst part of it looking out the window and imagining how cold it is! It’s best to get your clothes on and dive outside, give Mother Nature the finger and say, ‘You will not beat me!’.

Today, my look is all due to the newest release from [KoKoLoReS]! ‘Charlie’ is a very cute, unrigged hair with a non detachable cap, both HUD driven with lots of colours in the four available colour packs and ten colours for the cap. It’s available now at SaNaRae.

I managed to get into the November round of ~uber~ and I grabbed the ‘Anais Cardigan’ from Lapointe & Bastchild like a shot! I opted to not add the included scarf, and it’s all HUD driven with separate HUDs for the scarf and cardigan, with the undershirt being detached for just a cropped cardigan top! ~uber~ runs until December 23.

I’ve chosen one of the nine colours from the ‘Sultry Shadow’ pack of eye shadow from Veechi. It’s available until December 19 at District20 and it’s compatible with the Catwa(seen here) and Lelutka mesh heads.

The whole look revolves around the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It’s available now at APPLIQUÈ, which runs until December 7. The beautiful skin is on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Fixated’ bento pose set from FOXCITY and available at the current round of Limit8, which runs until December 13.

I was in the falling snow at the gorgeous winter sim, North, for this shot.

Take Me Away From Here

It’s day 16 with snow on the ground and wintry conditions here, only another 150 or so to go before it might end! But who’s counting? 😀 It’s not even officially winter yet, but the Canadian prairies have never considered that relevant when it comes to weather. So, I know I shouldn’t be tired of it already, but I’m just feeling a little edgy! I’d like to get in the truck and just pick a direction and drive. Summer driving is nice…the roads are dry and clear and it’s nice to get out for some fresh air along the way. But winter driving, feels totally different. The heater is blasting out warm air making the vehicle all cozy, the fresh Tim Horton’s hot chocolate I stop for is steamy and full of chocolatey goodness. The music of choice fits my mood perfectly as I point the truck to the west and begin my journey. It always seems a journey starts by going west. It’s always easier driving in the summer when the roads are clear, but winter can throw some nasty stuff at you at times, so its always good to be aware of any changes going on outside. With the amount of miles that I’ve driven over the years on the road, I’ve come to accept bad driving conditions as just part of the journey, and although it slows me down, I’m not bothered by it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some scary experiences, but average icy or snowy roads or bad visibility don’t bother me. The rain when it’s -15°C isn’t one of my favourite things, that floating feeling always sends a burst of adrenaline through my body, making me super focused and ready for anything. The one thing I learned about winter driving, which many people seem to not realize, is that speed is everything. Slow down people, just slow down! It may mean you get where you’re going a little late, but you know what they say, better late than never!

I’m standing out on Route 66 at Mother Road, I can’t decide if I should hop in that truck and go, emulating Thelma and Louise as I go flying off the cliff of the sim, or should I just hitch hike and hope someone nice picks me up. Neither of those choices seems like a good idea! So, I’ll just stand here, in quiet contemplation.

Take a look at the ‘Adette Heels’ from Ingenue, here! These super cute ice creamy, ooey gooey topping and waffle cone shoes are just what someone with a sweet tooth needs! They fit the SLink and Maitreya high feet and come in 12 sweet colours, these are the raspberry. They’re available at the Candy Fair until December 1.

The ‘Pepper’ hair is from [KoKoLoReS] and this is from the Balayage pack. I love it’s short and sexy style!

The ‘Bella Tank Top’ in nude is from Tres Blah.

These jeans are from a previous round of Luxe Box from Blueberry.

You can see just a bit of the ‘Just Love’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear. It’s a tattoo that I like to have on a lot, hoping to send a message, or at the very least remind me to love, even when it’s not the emotion of choice at any given moment.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is from Avada and available now at Appliquè. She looks beautiful on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 63 from MILA Poses.