Monthly Midnight Madness

The Best Things in Life are Free

At least that’s what ‘they’ say! I get that, I really do, if one considers what’s really important in life the best things aren’t anything you go somewhere to buy. As far as I know laughs are free as are hugs, sleep, and good memories. As far as I’m concerned best friends are free, if they’re not…they’re not your friend. 🙂 But if you tend to think the best things in life are things that cost money, then you’re priorities are somewhat skewed! Unless you’re talking about chocolate, chocolate isn’t free, and it’s right up there in what’s good in life. Coffee……..coffee isn’t free, either. Unless of course someone treats you to a coffee, then it’s free and one of the best things in life. Music isn’t free, unless a person can sing a cappella, then it’s free. Since I can’t sing and I don’t play any sort of musical instrument, music isn’t free, but it is one of the best things in life. I like to keep life simple, enjoying the very basics of what is good in this world. I admit to enjoying my Second Life, which requires a computer and internet connection, but is it one of the best things in life? Maybe on some days, but I still enjoy sitting in the sunshine with a peaceful mind enjoying the very basics in life, like fresh air, soft breezes, and the stillness of my world.

Ok, I felt a little pressured to get this picture, and I finally got one I can live with, after numerous changes to my hair and top, different poses and angles, then to find a wind light was downright agony! But, here it is……and just in time! It’s the second weekend of the month(already) which means it’s Monthly Midnight Madness! And at Elle Boutique(formerly Slipper Originals) the store is abuzz with the upcoming round. Starting at midnight tonight……whether you call it Friday night or Saturday morning, Elle will make the MMM board active and the first 1500 people who tap the board will get the ‘Tabitha Earrings’, in silver and turquoise, with an add-on HUD available for a reasonable price to make it a full set.

Then at noon Saturday the board will be restocked and the ‘Deja Vintage Earrings’will become available to the first 1500 avis again, who touch the board. I’m wearing these earrings in my shot, in the free version colours. There will also be an add-on HUD to make it a full set. If you happen to miss out on either of these items, all is not lost. All day Sunday you can stop in at the main store and pick up the earrings, for a nominal fee and the add-on HUDs for the same reasonable price as before.

It’s an exciting weekend, you can find more information on Monthly Midnight Madness here.

I came across the ‘Chaeyoung’ hair in my inventory, having forgotten I even had it. It’s from [monso].

The ‘Free to Love’ tattoo is from Carol G Tattoo Wear.

My look all begins with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a bit of eye shadow from the ‘Tiana Eye makeup’ set from Zibska. You can’t see much of it, but I know it’s there. 🙂

The pose is from the ‘Loose Ends’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

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.

Black

I’m taking a day away from opinions, thoughts, and stories. Some days are best just to immerse yourself in your favourite music. And I give you…..Eddie Vedder singing ‘Black‘. This is an emotional performance following the passing of Chris Cornell.

The November round of Hairology is open and [KoKoLoReS] is there with 3 new designs…and one’s a gift to celebrate the second anniversary of the event! I’m wearing ‘Lois’ here using the ‘Bayalage’ HUD. ‘Lois’ is a fitted mesh style that includes a styling HUD with four styles, it’s nice and versatile, and with it’s great body and wave it’s all about wash and go hair. Hairology runs until November 30.

It’s the second weekend of the month and we all know that means It’s Monthly Midnight Madness! Slipper Originals is participating with two new items for this and I’m showing you what will be available at noon Saturday Nov. 11. The ‘Deidra Fingernail Rings’ are fitted for the Maitreya and SLink bento hands and when you grab this set free(if you’re one of the first 1500 avis) don’t forget to grab the add on HUD, at a nice low price, which makes it a complete set. The ‘Carys Bento Midi Rings’ will be available to the first 1500 avis starting tonight at midnight, along with an add on HUD for just a few lindens. And don’t forget ‘Last Chance’ on Sunday, in case you missed out earlier.

I made a few visits to the big sale at /erratic/ and at one of them I grabbed the ‘Eunice Bikini’. I’d been eyeing it up awhile ago and I’m so glad I waited…..50% off is such a good deal. I love the colours and perfect detailing that /erratic/ designs always have.

I can’t wait until the new round of Appliquè starts on November 15! That’s the day everyone can get their hands on the ‘Raine’ skin from Avada. I’ve been loving this skin for some time now and she’s a stunner. I love the full lips, perfectly groomed brows, and the delicate complexion. Gorgeous work, Stephanie! I’m wearing her on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the nine options of shadow from the ‘Fall Foiled Shadow’ set from Veechi.

This is pose 29 from MILA POSES.

I’m at the beautiful Salt Water sim for some sun, sand, and surf. It’s only November, but winter has already gotten old!

Acrophobia

I don’t have many phobias…….but this is one that I do have. I’ve had fear of heights all my life and it’s a funny thing. I can visualize not being afraid…I can run it through my mind that nothing will happen to me…but once I get past the first step on a ladder all bets are off! I’m either afraid I’m going to fall or afraid I’m going to jump! It makes no sense…because I’m holding on for dear life and usually if I did fall, the only thing that would happen is I’d end up standing on the ground 2 feet below. I’ve pushed my limits of this fear in the past. I climbed the silo we had on the farm…and it was 75′ straight up…..I didn’t see much while doing that…going up…..standing up there…or going down. I felt the breeze on my face while I squeezed my eyes shut and prayed a lot! I’ve been in a hot air balloon a few times. I was OK up there if I didn’t think too much about it. The fact that I stood on the plywood floor of a wicker basket with nothing keeping me up there except nylon and hot air had to be far from my mind, if I was to enjoy the trip! The small issue of the ten foot flame shooting high into the nylon was another issue I had. Oh…btw…who in the h*ll invented that? You take a tank of propane..light it on fire, then put a huge nylon balloon around it and stick a wicker basket below…….and then….get in and go a mile up in the air, drifting over God knows where! Now that I think of it….that’s just crazy!!

Today I’m high up on the windmill at the beautiful Nevada-esque sim ‘Mother Road‘. There’s lots of new stuff going on at the sim, with the expansion and all. Who doesn’t want more desert in their life?

I’ve made the climb while wearing the upcoming Monthly Midnight Madness outfit that’s going to be available at Slipper Originals this coming Friday night and going on into Saturday morning. The ‘Sannie Top’ will be free to the first 1500 who slap that board starting Friday midnight to Saturday noon. And then, from noon Saturday to midnight the ‘Sannie Shorts’ will be free to the first 1500. Optional add on HUDs will be available for a very low price. So, don’t forget about Monthly Midnight Madness…it only happens once a month!

It’s not a really close look at the ‘Betsy Sandals’ from NX-Nardcotix, but with the big happy bow and the unique strap down the foot, they really stand out! They come in eight colours and fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza flat feet.

The MAYU hair is a nice breezy hair from Argrace.

You can see I’m wearing a necklace, but that’s about it. It’s the ‘Sequoia, medium Necklace’ from EMPYREAN Forge and available at the current round of FaMESHeD.

The whole start of my beautiful self is the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

This is the ‘Breathe Me Back to Life’ unisex pose from :LW: Poses. It’s an individual pose that includes the pose with mirror and pose balls for easy posing.