Slipper Originals

What I Need Right Now

I’m pretty simple in my wants and needs in life, but today I need something that isn’t going to happen. I’d love to be somewhere warm, not necessarily a beach, but where it’s warm enough for a T-shirt and shorts. It feels like it’s been a long winter so far, even though it’s been no worse than most, but I just want a break from it. I have done a mid winter warm climate vacation in the past, but the choice of country was questionable so it wasn’t the best of times. But that’s many years ago and I’ve learned from that, I don’t need anyplace too exotic, just warm and sunny. But since this is only wishful thinking at this point, exotic would be wonderful too! When I close my eyes and picture what I’d do, I’d maybe be sitting on a bench or at an outdoor cafe, reading a book and sipping iced tea. I’d be relaxed and enjoying each moment as it happens, having no plans and completely comfortable with that. I think I’d like to have some sort of shore available, to be able to look out on the water, wading ankle deep in it’s coolness, and breathing in all that moist coastal air. I don’t think I could want anything more than I want this right now. Ok, so reality kicks in, and knowing the person I am this is how it would play out. I’m up at 6 AM, breakfast from 6:30 to 7:15. After that I’d allot a half hour to have a quick shower then go shopping down the street, which will last about 1 hour and 20 minutes. I’ll plan a 45 minutes coffee break after that, but 32 minutes into it I feel I need to get going, so I cut that short. I take a taxi to the little cafe I’ve wanted to try, the one with the nice patio, I get a table outside and order an iced tea and get my Kindle out. I downloaded 5 extra books before taking this vacation so I’m good for reading material. I check the time, the service is a little bit slow, which puts me on edge, and now I can’t concentrate on the book. In all honesty, it’s not quite that bad, but I just can never be as relaxed and carefree in the moment, as I had thought I’d be when dreaming of this. I guess I have two choices when it comes to vacations, I can simply be happy dreaming about it, or I can learn to relax and be carefree and actually live it if I ever take another vacation. At this point, I sit here looking out on a cold winter day, at least I have a nice hot cup of coffee to enjoy.

I did find a beach to lay on in Second Life and I’m enjoying the virtual sand, sea, and sun, all while reading a favourite book. The beach is at Fairhaven, which offers group members rezz rights, so I could rezz the ‘Reading’ pose prop from Reel Poses. Which is available now at the Fetish Fair.

But what I want to bring your attention to is the ‘Amara Belly Ring’ from Slipper Originals. The February round of Monthly Midnight Madness is coming up this weekend and this will be one of the gifts, along with an inexpensive add-on HUD to make it a full set! It contains 5 heights for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, but also includes versions for the SLink mesh bodies. The full set is HUD driven with 7 metals and 10 gemstone colours with it being materials enabled. Monthly Midnight Madness starts at midnight Friday(or Saturday morning if you prefer).

The Darkness Monthly Event is up and going and this is the Anniversary round so keep an eye out for gifts for group members. Wild Roots(formerly Pimp My Sh!t) is there with an exclusive gift and 3 new releases, one of which is the ‘L’Arbre’ tattoo. It’s a gorgeous tree of life that wraps around the waist and hip with intricate detailing and an interesting design. The pack includes 3 ink tones and is compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies and also anything that’s Omega compatible, along with classic avatars. The Darkness Monthly Event runs until February 28.

You’re seeing just one side of the ‘Bones’ hair from [KoKoLoReS] here. This is one of my fave hairs.

The ‘Amala Bikini’ is from Maitreya.

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 Can Breathe Again

After one of the most stressful weeks of my life, I’m now able to smile again! After multiple(and I mean a ton) trips to the hospital with my Dad, I’m now so relieved that everything is under control and so far it looks like he’s going to be OK! It’s been one scare after another these last 8 days, but the light at the end of the tunnel that I saw yesterday has become a reality. There’s nothing that makes human mortality so real as having a loved one sick and not knowing what the outcome will be! So, today I lift a glass of …..um…ice water….and drink a toast to the powers that be for keeping Dad here for hopefully a long time to come. It’s scary, the thought of losing a parent has been one of my greatest fears, and I know one day I’ll have to face it…….but I’m going to make use of every day I have with them before then. And……thankfully it’s not Dad’s time yet!!

Ok…..so today, first and foremost is the ‘Morning Josie Bento RIngs’ from Slipper Originals and available now at The Underdog Event. I’m very open about my addiction to coffee, I do admit it, and I’ve heard that’s the first step in overcoming any addiction, but to be honest I really don’t want to kick this habit. I love(and need) my coffee, first thing in the morning, and anytime up to bedtime. It’s always coffee time to me. So, this set is compatible with the Maitreya(seen here) and Slink bento hands and they’re HUD driven with a ton of options, including left/right versions, texture change for each ring separately, 8 textures each for metals, stones, and crystals, plus on/off toggle. Here’s a closer look at them. The Underdog Event runs until February 16.

The manicure I’m wearing is from the ‘B&W’s Shiny’ applier from alme.. It’s an all-in-one HUD which is SO easy. No swapping out HUDs endlessly.

The ‘M118’ hair from .:CHEVEUX:. is just my style. It comes in a male or female version and is available at the winter round of The Seasons Story.

The ‘Laced Tops’ is from Blueberry and is available on Market Place for 1L$.

As always, my skin is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The ‘Hi Baby’ pose is from Emination and available on Market Place.

Me?  A Grinch?

They would feast on Who-pudding, and rare Who-roast beast.
Which was something the Grinch couldn’t stand in the least!
And THEN They’d do something He liked least of all!
Every Who down in Whoville, the tall and the small,
Would stand close together, with Christmas bells ringing.
They’d stand hand-in-hand. And the Whos would start singing!
They’d sing! And they’d sing! And they’d SING!
SING! SING! SING!
And the more the Grinch thought of this Who ChristmasSing,
The more the Grinch thought, “I must stop this whole thing!”
“Why, for fifty-three years I’ve put up with it now!”
“I MUST stop this Christmas from coming! But HOW?”

from ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ by ~Dr. Seuss~

To decorate or not to decorate! Every year I think about the upcoming festive season and ponder whether to decorate the house, in real life and also in Second Life. I usually opt not to in real life, I used to but found out that usually it’s just kind of sad when the time comes to take it all down. So, to avoid those emotions I just don’t bother decorating. Second Life is usually different for me though, all the great new seasonal releases are out and it’s always fun for me to shop and then get all the warm fuzzy feelings while decorating. I haven’t done it yet, I had started to set up a pretty skybox with a beautiful snowy view out the windows, but my heart just wasn’t in it. I’ve always been accused of being a ‘bah humbug’ type of person, even though inside I did feel some form of holiday excitement, but this year I have absolutely no Christmas spirit in me, at all. I’m not sure if it’s going to come, and really, it’s OK either way, but it’s hard to go through the motions with family members, when it’s not there. I guess it’ll just reinforce their belief that I’m a grinch at heart. But it’s OK…..I think every family needs one. 🙂

Today, I’m featuring a new release and completely free hunt item from Slipper Originals for the Women Only Hunt 4, which started today and runs until the end of the month. The adorable ‘Snowgirl Necklace’ is all yours once you find the snowflake hidden somewhere in the SO main store! The hunt is HUD based, which means once you attach the HUD, you can get yours here, you have all the information you need to move smoothly to all of the participating stores. If you think you need a little bit of help to find all the snowflakes the Flair For Events website has a list of all the hints, plus all the information you might need!

This is the ‘SAKAYA’ hair from Argrace.

This is a good close up of the beautiful ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It’s looking lovely on the ‘Lilo’ mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the 9 options from the ‘Romy’ set of eye shadows from Veechi.
My eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

The pose I’m using is from the ‘liza’ set from Serendipity.

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.

One More Light

Should’ve stayed, were there signs, I ignored?
Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?
We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
There are things that we can have, but can’t keep

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

The reminders pull the floor from your feet
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need oh
And you’re angry, and you should be, it’s not fair
Just ’cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it, isn’t there

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

Well I do

One More Light ~Linkin Park~

Please forgive me if I seem to be dwelling on music and songs lately. but it’s winter and there’s really not much going on…..so I love to listen to music to while away the time. Is there anything better? I sit either at the computer or with my phone in the living room and scroll through all that YouTube has to offer. I don’t go for anything other than music videos though, although I know that YouTube’s a wealth of information about anything you might want to know. I’ve been know to search for directions on how to do this or that, I did find one video on how to fix a TV that was completely honest and up front. The first thing the guy says is, ‘If you’ve come here to find out how to fix your TV, you’re proving that you shouldn’t event try!’. I mean, just because you can find directions on how to do something doesn’t mean you should do it. I’m not against trying to fix things myself, heck I’ll give most things a try at least once, but I know that if there’s a doctor giving instructions on how to do a lobotomy, I probably shouldn’t be trying it! I do know my limits, although I have had some near misses and scares, the kind that Jackass would feature, of course.

I’m wearing the ‘Liz Bento Rings’ from Slipper Originals here, and I didn’t pick them to wear just because they’re named after moi! No, it’s just that they’re so pretty. Elle, of SO fame, has really found her niche in creating jewelry and accessories, her shoes have always been fabulous, but her accessories are incredible, with the large texture HUD with lots of metal and colour options and with various areas to customize, every set of rings, necklace, bracelet, or various other accessories can be customized to be exactly what you want. They fit the Maitreya bento hands and the SLink Dynamic hands.

The ‘Batra & Leok’ tattoo from Isuka is one gorgeous piece of artwork, and I am the canvas! This is the full body version and it’s compatible with the major mesh bodies plus Omega compatible bodies, as well as classic avatars, just in case there’s still a few out there! You can also get it on Market Place.

The ‘G1113’ hair from tram is a new release and available at the current round of ~uber~.

They ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ is from [Vale Koer].

You can catch a glimpse of the ‘Two Initial Charm Bracelet, gold’ from Izzie’s.

The eyes are one of the ten selections from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set from Zombie Suicide.

I’ve added one of the nine selections from the ‘Sultry Shadow’ set of eye shadow from Veechi here. It’s available now at District20.

And as always, my skin is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, and available until December 7 at Appliquè. ‘Raine’ looks gorgeous on the ‘Lilo’ mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the Single Poses pack 16 from The Owl.

I’m sitting in front of the ‘Forgotten Places Fireplace’ from Cheeky Pea.

The house plants to the left are from {what next}.