Strawberry Singh has a new blog challenge and I couldn’t sleep so I set right to tackling it. I hope you enjoy this indulgent look into my life. Please note, that my Second Life Rez Day is the same at my Real Life Birthday: June 18th.
Here are the instructions for the #SecondLifeChallenge this Monday: Copy and paste the following questions and answers into your post; then delete my answers and input your own. Don’t forget to leave a comment below with a link to your post so we can all come by and check it out!
What is your Zodiac sign? Gemini
Do you believe in Astrology and read your horoscope often? No, I don’t believe in Astrology though it does amuse me at times. Every horoscope I’ve ever read seems like it could have been applied to anyone or any Sign. Checking with Horoscope.com for Gemini health today yielded only vague results:
Clicking any of the yellow buttons below the prognostication changes the results at the site. I chose Health because I’m having some issues lately.
Come on! To whom doesn’t this apply? Any of my doctors could have written this for any of their patients, not just me. “Behave yourself as there are consequences.” Right.
What are some of the traits of your zodiac sign and do you feel they reflect who you are?
Like Berry did, this is a copypasta of the traits listed at astrology-zodiac-signs.com Website with my annotation. For Gemini they’ve listed:
- Strengths: Gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, ability to learn quickly and exchange ideas. Can’t dispute any of this, but with all honesty, are these characteristics many people would deny having? Or even claim to have even if they don’t? Anything positive-sounding is hard to dismiss.
- Weaknesses: Nervous, inconsistent, indecisive. Calm as a cucumber, I am. People frequently tell me that I’m the exact opposite of nervous. I’ll cop to indecisive, though, as it is part of my procrastinate nature.
- Gemini likes: Music, books, magazines, chats with nearly anyone, short trips around the town. Not a fan of going out except on rare occasions and I really don’t like chatting. For one, I have almost no one I can chat with iRL (not many I know use Sign language), and secondly, I do well enough living in my own head that chatting isn’t interesting.
- Gemini dislikes: Being alone, being confined, repetition and routine. Oh, where to start? Let’s just say these don’t really apply to me.
As my brother is fond of saying, codswallop. Astrology as it is applied in these examples is far to vague and meaningless to matter. Doesn’t mean it can’t be fun and if this is your belief then I certainly respect your right to believe. Just don’t expect me to do so.
And now, since you were expecting The Twins …
It has come to my attention today that I am a fashion blogger. Yes. The woman in the underboob T-shirt (Dirty Secrets applier on Maitreya Lara mesh body with a Plastik Astrali Pharagos skin and The Skinnery Echo eyes.), capri pants (coldLogic lepore.brown), boat shoes (ROC), and tied plaid button-up (erratic yvonne – tie-up) so-totally unfashionable outfit is a fashion blogger.
I was tugging on my Hair (TYLER-Dark- (no scripts) *REDGRAVE*) wondering why another day arrived with another landmark/notecard spam dropped into my Notifications. For once I got a response when I asked about it: “You are listed as a fashion blogger at https://bloggingsecondlife.com/ and I was sending an invite,” she said (entirely forgetting beforehand to mention anything about why she was spamming me). She was very nice about answering my questions and I suggested that she let whomever she spams know why they are receiving the information then we parted IM with smiles.
For anyone who thinks my posts about What’s in My Closet mean that this is a fashion blog, let me dispel that assumption. It isn’t. When I write about clothes it is because …
- I was bored.
- something I bought turned out to be very nice.
- I haven’t blogged in a while and clothes are low-hanging fruit.
- constantly writing about my breasts actually does get a bit old.
- the top covering my breasts won’t detach and what I’m writing is a support case.
If anything, my blog is about a variety of stuff that amuses me in and about Second Life. Sometimes that means clothing, often it is in praise of women’s breasts, and once in a while I write about places or rant about some perceived wrong. With any luck, my blog is something you enjoy reading. Then we are both winners.
The last time I tried one of Strawberry Singh’s Monday Memes was …. um, I don’t remember. This week’s challenge sounded like a lot of fun and I do have some time, so here goes.
Meme instructions: Take a yearbook style image of your Second Life avatar and add it to the Second Life Yearbook Flickr Group. You can also write your rezday at the bottom of the image so we know when you joined.
I do know, however, that I took up a previous yearbook challenge (see here). At the time I created what could have been my high school senior yearbook photo but since I never really had one, it was just a fantasy. For this challenge, I went even more extreme, creating the photo I wish I could have done.
My school colors were black and gold so this jacket would have fit right in. No, I wasn’t really blue, but I would have been if I could have been, and my hair would be a lot like my hair is today in Real Life. Another no: Probably wouldn’t run around with the jacket open like that unless I did have a shirt. Or would I?
Yet another no: I didn’t add my Rez Date, June 18, 2006 (Main Grid) to the image. I don’t recall seeing yearbooks that did that.
Click the image to see it embiggened on Flickr.
“Reality” for Second Life’s Topless Tuesday continues. Shunning glamour pictures that simply glorify breasts (as if they need help), this week I visited quite a few places sans-shirt but my favorite was the Trump election Headquarters (SLurl). Several other images are on my Second Life Profile feed, but I shot a series just for Flickr (click any image here to see it embiggened on Flickr) and this blog.
In case you are wondering: I’m a Bernie Girl. No other candidate respects my views as much as he does. Go figure. FEEL THE BERN!!
The Skinnery “Sasha” (Toffee) skin; Maitreya body; Wasabi-Pills “Drew” hair; L&B/Swear “Lara” jeans; Kokoia “Lubbock” sneakers.
I’ve had this little plot of land on the western side of the Sansara continent for a long time, nearly my entire SL. When I won it in a land auction, I already had a thought for what I wanted…
Source: Varney Garden 2016
As I suspected, the Strange Photo mentioned in a previous post turned out to be a screen cap one of the Second Life 13th Birthday (SL13B) sims on the in-world Map.
Search the Map for “SL13B” (no quote marks) and you can see the regions for yourself. Doc Gascoigne, SLB’s Commander-in-Chief, dropped a notice in the SLB Community Celebration group that planning is underway and that group notices should be coming soon. Other places to get news? Try these subject-to-change sources:
Additionally, I’ll blog here as much as I can as well as post often on the Second Life Feed, but Real Life is keeping me from being as involved with the celebration as I have been in other years.
To be honest, I haven’t felt like blogging. Well, there was the one time shortly after I bought this lovely Adore-Nyx skin from Lumae (SLurl). The delivery packaging is impressive. Like many creators, Lumiya Rae set it up as a HUD so no rezzing is needed, but she improves the idea by using the HUD as an instructional tool, listing features and content and showing example pictures, instead of just having the store logo.
That idea passed quickly despite how impressed I was with the experience (and the bargains on Lumae’s whole line of skins, on clearance till the end of the year), so I simply sat around, not blogging. Nor did I blog when I first took this post’s picture. My friend Marianne McCann had made a wonderful photo set which replicated the outside of Linden Lab’s Second Life offices in (so called) Real Life. After posting this picture to the MySL “feed” I had intended to post it here, too, with the original message “Thank you, Linden Lab. With Second Life I can be the way I see myself in my mind’s eye.”
Wait. I guess I just did.