Thursday, March 31, 2011

Lalli Lalli Lalli.

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Love means Lalli-ing all over the world.  Skipping and Lalli-ing as you go cause this is just one more amazing, wonderful, great skin from the the creative mind of Hlin Bluebird.  Al Vulo .. go ... take lots and lots of Lindens ... you will need it.  You can't buy just one.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shop, Shop, Shopping

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Sometimes the stars just align and exchange rates, the sales, and you being in the right place at the right time and voila .... real life shopping that matches SL!!

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I am in heaven .... shop shop shopping for clothes and hubby is shopping for more suitcases ....

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Is he not the sweetest guy eveh???

SKIN: Fhang Candy
HAIR: EMO-tions
LASHES: Amacci
JEWELLERY: CS Fandango
TOP: Boom
PURSE: LuLaLe (no longer available)
SKIRT: Bang Bang
SHOES: Tesla
POSE SET: PNP Poses

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Larger Than Life.

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I am inspired by Las Vegas. Everything is larger than Life and I think it inspires everyone.

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I immediately whipped out my sewing machine and started transforming curtains, bedspreads etc into spectacular gowns .. thank heavens I was able to wrestle the bedazzler back from the customs guy - that was one outfit. A few peacock plumes from the big floral display in the lobby glue gunned to my bathing suit and I made a fortune charging people to have their pic taken with a "showgirl" although hubby argued that the fact I was a girl wearing feathers and a bathing suit with sparkly things was technically not a showgirl no matter how I tried to say I was showing that I was a girl.

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Yup this is Vegas and everything is larger than Life and I really do think it inspires everyone ... just look at the line-ups at the buffets ... these people are getting larger and larger with each meal. Any room at the crepe station yet????

SKIN: Al Vulo
HAIR: VA
LASHES: Amacci
OUTFIT INCL. SHOES:  Inga Wind
EARRINGS: A&A
BRACELET: Aluinn
POSES: BeBo

Sunday, March 20, 2011

AGHHHH SMOKE!!

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I love Las Vegas. I used to think that the people all laying in the gutter were drunk .. but now I realize smoke rises ...

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Those people are laying down there trying to suck the last of the fresh air out of the place ... I only know this on account of what is where I frequently am .. holy I am choking to death batman ... my sinuses are bleeding ....

SKIN: Fhang Candy
HAIR: W&Y
LASHES: Amacci
JEWELLERY: Donna Flora
DRESS: Tee*fy
SHOES: Sim I Lar

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Eliza Do-alot.

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Eliza DoLittle did little cause she had a way to go to be a proper lady .. mind you one could argue Audrey Hepburn could do nothing and still be twice the lady as most of us .. except maybe my brother .. he is an incredible lady given the right outfit and in the right light ....

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This Eliza is all set and ready go ... take her from the box, put her on and go .... laundry instructions, although not included in the box are just as simple .. rinse, hand over the shower rod overnight.

Oh and this is just one of the many fab fab skins at Al Vulo! but then you already know that ....you are no Eliza DumbDumb.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Plaid.

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My grandmother used to tell me all the time ...

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"There are two things that nice clothes don't cover up ... dirt and a loud mouth"

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I used to argue with her - unless the nice clothes include plaid and duct tape ..

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... then you are good to go ...

SKIN: CheerNo Femme
HAIR: LeLutka
LASHES: OH
JEWELLERY: L&B
BELT: House of Hucci
PANTS AND TOP: Spirit Store
SHIRT: Ce Cubic
BOOTS: Baby Monkey
POSES: LAP

Sunday, March 13, 2011

CLIO - Fashion For Life Fair.

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Clio Cardiff shares some of the fabulous designs she is contributing to the Fashion For Life Fair which begins today and runs to March 22, 2011.

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Fashion for Life is SL’s longest-running  and most successful fashion fair. All donations go to SL Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society. See their webpage for complete information: http://fashionforlifesl.com

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SKIN: Al Vulo
HAIR: Mikan (white gown)
HAIR: LeLutka (black gown)
HAIR: Vanity (green and striped)
LASHES: Amacci
JEWELLERY: Ganked
ALL DRESSES: Clio

A Fist Full of Caterpillars.

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How come the whole cocoon/butterfly thing does not work on human beings. I mean I have tried wrapping my children in saran wrap and putting them in the closet in the dark for a few hours hoping some incredible transformation might take place. It didn't.

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Someone told me that was cause changing appearance is easier than changing behaviours and thoughts AND maybe I needed more time. But that is not true either. Being a butterfly is a state of mind not just a change of outfit.

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Besides I spent years and years believing men were exciting and meeting my prince charming was going to change everything ... I incubated that for years, I cocooned it and held it tight and now that I am older .. not only am I NOT a butterfly .. people call that period of my life .. being stupid.

Al Vulo!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Avast Me Hearties.

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My brother and I used to play pirates and he would sort of get the phrases screwed up so he was all walking around screaming "Blow me Down" and then we would all have to try and blow him over ... which we never managed ...but had a hell of a good time trying until usually one of us became so light headed we passed out. He would stand with his broken garden rake raised in the air hollering "Shitter me Tivvers" and although none of us knew what the hell he was talking about we did admire the way he tied his own leg up and back and attached part of an old stool to look like he had a wooden leg.

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Except then his leg turn sort of blue then black and they couldn't get the rope undone and screaming "Shitter me Tivvers" took on a whole new meaning. The point is you don't need to understand what you are saying to enjoy talking .. we yelled at each other and forced one another to walk to the plank for years ... "a Vats me Harbbies" was another one and the fight over who got to play "Vats" and how you portrayed a "Harbbie." Of course all this improved once we learned to read and the sound on our television got fixed.

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I think parents should just stay out of kids way and let them figure out their own lives ... there is time enough for reality to come crashing in and ruin everything. Although I do appreciate their direction on the song Yo Ho Ho .. we had it, "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum .. 16 men on a dead man's Bum." I blame Dr. Seuss and all that rhyming nonsense .. what chance did we have to guess "chest?" That doesn't remotely rhyme with "rum."

SKIN: Al Vulo!
LASHES: Amacci
OUTFIT: House of SilverJinx Designs
BELT: Mix N Match (no longer available)
EARRINGS: A&A
BOOTS: Mentine
GLOVES: LouLou&Co
POSES: BeBo

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Precious ... The Controversy and the Dream.

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So when Gollum from Lord of the Rings, was wandering around screaming for "Precious" this is clearly who he was referring to.  You will scream for her too .. just make sure that no-one tries to substitute a plain gold ring.  Hold out for the real thing.  Yes, people, life is all about shopping.

OMG: THE SHOP IS CLOSED???? MICHI'S SHOP IS CLOSED, AS IS HER GROUP. I AM SORRY ABOUT THIS PEOPLE .. NO POINT IN GOING TO HER STORE WHICH IS WHY I TOOK THE LINK OUT OF HERE. EVERYTHING IS EMPTY AND CLOSED. THIS SKIN IS A TRIBUTE TO THE TALENT OF A LOVELY LADY.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Just a Couple of Ideas to Kick Start Your Day!

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Life Is What You make of it so ....... get up this morning!

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Wait there's more ..... but isn't that a GREAT start to the day? One day you won't wake up and getting up won't even an option so whoot!! there you go!! OK now put on the special undies you have been saving. THIS IS THE DAY! Put them on and continue getting dressed.  (or don't ...your call .. maybe your undies are sooo special that putting anything else on would just ruin them)

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Eat breakfast, get on the train with all the other sour puss people and recognize that while it is probably a safe conclusion they all got up this morning ... probably NONE of them are wearing their special underwear. Move through the train and get everyone's name and give them name tags so you can all be on a first name basis.

Get out the puppets and talk them through the train ride, give them hope .... oh and ALWAYS take your harmonica. It doesn't matter if you don't know how to play it .. whether you can or can't, whether you know the song or don't - it all sounds exactly the same. Take requests and have the puppets dance along with it but you will need someone to hold the harmonica to your mouth, so ask someone. Do you have any idea how many of the great romances began because someone held the harmonica for someone to play?

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Neither do it ...

But the point is ... it could ... and more importantly .. THERE YOU GO. 3 easy peasy little things you can do to make your day spectacular!!!

(Oh the underwear bit should only be done once and then wash them ... wearing them every day and expecting the same kind of magic is what Einstein referred to as insanity.)

SKIN: Exodi
HAIR: OH
LASHES: Amacci
EARRINGS: U&R Dogs
OUTFIT: Seldom Blue
SHOES: Sim-I-Lar
POSES: LAP

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why I Married.

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Don't you hate it when you are in the middle of some fantastic show and your hubby slinks out in some state of undress and is all like lovey dovey?

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And then he pouts cause you are watching your show and says things like I know you love me, you need me, we complete one another, etc ...

And I am like ... "No that is not why I married you ..."

And he gets that all hurt look on his face and asks why I married him then ...

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And I have to explain it AGAIN... the bit about how women's clothes all button and zip in the back and as you get older, you need someone to do those up for you ....

SKIN: eStyle
HAIR: Elikatira
LASHES: byKay
EARRINGS: aDiva
SWEATER: aDiva
PANTS: SAS
SHOES: byKay
POSES: LAP

Monday, March 7, 2011

Using Their Logic.

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SKIN: CheerNo Femme
HAIR: Mikan
LASHES: OH
OUTFIT: Spirit Store
JEWELLERY: Aglaia
BAG: Boom
SHOES: 50 Flats

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SKIN: CheerNo Femme
HAIR: Truth
LASHES: OH
OUTFIT: Spirit Store
PURSE: Stitch By Stitch
SHOES: Baby Monkey

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SKIN: CheerNo Femme
HAIR: Dura
LASHES: OH
OUTFIT: Spirit Store
JEWELLERY: Violet Voltaire
SUNGLASSES: SMS
SHOES: Pixel Mode

When You are raised by your grandparents they are really big on saving everything and making do with perfectly good things. THIS can work to your advantage!! Like why throw out a perfectly good skirt just because it is 5 sizes to small for you? Even if they make you take it off and put on something else you get brownie points for trying to save money. Often they give you money for a new skirt AND it is so small you can easily stuff it in your bra to sneak out of the house and put on at your girlfriends house .. unless the bra is two or 3 sizes too small as well (which helps make your boobs look ginormous by the way) ... as long as you can still breathe.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Translations.

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I think it is important to point out that some things from SL do  translate well to RL.

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Like I love the mute and ban buttons on my computer for SL.  They work well even though some people are stupid enough to keep sending ims when they know they are muted which makes them either an eternal optimist or stupid ... I will let you make the call, I think I already did.

I carry a remote control around with me AND a clip board  ... mainly for women.  Men know the remote, .. they hold onto almost as much as their "special friend," but women tend to be a little more confused because they never get to work with remote.   SO, that is when I used the clip board.  I tried it on my mother in law once ... she came to the door and I pulled out the clip board and said, "sorry nope... not on the list .. you are banned from this area."   She started screaming.  I put my hands over my ears and la-la'd and told her she was muted too.  Then I closed the door.

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It works well.  One of the neighbours took her in.  It was just like when people get ejected from your land and get dropped on a near by sim.  I can see her now, hands up at the neighbours window, her little face all squished between them, looking at me typing here .... she can't see the ban lines but she knows they are there.

SKIN: CheerNo Femme
HAIR: LeLutka
LASHES: OH
JEWELLERY: Iced
DRESS: Rainbow Chaser
SHOES: Heart & Sole
POSES: LAP

Saturday, March 5, 2011

River Speaking.

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I am taking my mother and enrolling her in a course on River Talking.

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I think it is important that she overcome her fears, her foibles, her bad habits, her annoying traits and especially the things that really bug me. She can think of it kinda like polishing the apple up before she gives it to the teacher. I know God will be really pleased if she can pull this one off.

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Learning to speak without using your arms and hands is a life skill well worth achieving.

SKIN: Adam n Eve
LASHES: Wasabi
HAIR: Curio
SHIRT: Son!a
PANTS: Son!a
JEWELLERY: Gangked
SHOES: NX Nardcotix
POSES: LAP

Friday, March 4, 2011

Treasures.

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When you are little everything is a treasure, shiny buttons, a sparkly jewel that has fallen out of an earring, a bright piece of glass ...... you gather them and someone buys you a special box and you keep your treasures carefully hidden so that every once in awhile you can steal away and open the box and marvel at the beautiful things you have collected and that they are all yours.  Useless ... but yours!!

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Then you grow up and realize that it is not quite as cute when you are older and while your "treasure box" is now your whole house and ok ... maybe technically speaking old newspapers don't "sparkle" but how come crows keep trying to befriend you and what the heck is "A Current Affair" doing outside with all those cameras?

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Bloggers - No Rant Today - Just Words of Encouragement.

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Heather Armstrong with her award winning blog Dooce with 4 million views per month,  has some interesting observations regarding blogging. A 10 year veteran, she states:
On the challenge of blogging:
"It's a lot of work. I think anybody who has started [blogging] and stopped in the last 10 years knows that, many people stopped because it
was too much work. Curating and posting 140 characters is a lot easier.
"I think my success has been a combination of several factors: one of the big ones is that I've been around for a long time, I've stuck with it,
I've had a lot of life events that made the trajectory interesting. I'm not sure that what I've been doing is easily replicable. My suggestion has
always been that you should find an existing community who you would like to have reading your site and hang out with them."
Read the rest of the article HERE.
Hats off to the fashion bloggers who have been blogging every day for years.  Hats off to those that are trying.  It is hard work.  Real bloggers know that and their dedication to their work, their commitment to show up almost every day, is worthy of respect.  There are tons of blogs out there that are of no interest to me whatsoever - I don't read them - but that personal preference gives me no right to denigrate the people or their hard work.

I wanted to share this today for all the "little" bloggers who are struggling. This does not apply to just blogging, it applies to life. The accolades belong to those that are trying. Success is often hard work and longevity. Everyone who has earned their way knows that and these will be the people who hold out a helping hand and offer an encouraging word. The rest are just pretenders and many of them successful only in their own minds and usually defined by the company they keep as opposed to any real effort of their own. You'd be surprised how many of the "critics" are people that used to blog or people who were a big name in SL 2 - 3 years ago and have not done anything since. That was their experience at the time, it is not relevant to today and to you. Focus on where YOU are going not on where OTHERS have been.

Ignore them. Keep going. There are lots of good people in SL only too willing to help someone who is really trying. Be yourself. Do what feels right and is fun for you and if it starts to weigh you down and impact your sense of well being .. FIND SOMETHING ELSE to do .. There are tons of things to do in this world and when you find your niche … you will shine .. and more importantly .. You will be happy.

And .. For those days when you just can't quite make it to give yourself the pep talk … let this little lady do the talking for you!!




Reprinted from Women Who Dance With Frogs - Bliss Windlow, Paisley Beebe Virtual and Real Life Colliding VIREAL!!! Uncut, uncensored .. check it out!!

Late Breaking News ... SL Fashion Feed Turf War Erupts in Violence

Late Breaking News

Wait wait late breaking news … the standoff at the OK Fashion FEED corral is into its 11th hour.

Police sources say a Fashion Goddess and her gang of marauding hyenas are on the roof of one of the buildings at a downtown SL Fashion Feed and are firing random shots into the crowds below. This situation started this morning during peek hour blogging when the streets were full of little bloggers and fashionistas shopping, posing and posting. There was no warning, no chance for anyone as the gang opened fire ….

It is a free for all down here .. … people screaming, everyone ducking responsibility ….

Earlier today the woman, who cannot be identified … because … no-one can identify her … as she may be wearing a disguise, wearing the skin and shape of a beautiful, rather largely endowed younger woman – took to the roof top of the Fashion Feed Building and started screaming at everyone that they were, “doing it all wrong.” She shot the first victim because her eyebrows did not match her hair and as she said, “I am tired of telling you people over and over again …. eyebrows MUST match your hair!” This prompted complete chaos and confusion amongst the gang itself and it is rumoured that one of their own was shot for having eyebrows just a slight shade darker than her hair. Police refuse to confirm or deny the report at the moment and caution there is every possibility the gang member may have been gunned down for using the wrong pose.

Police were called to the scene about an hour after the shooting began and immediately identified the pink sparkle colours of the FIGJAM gang. (F**k I Am Good, Just Ask Me). This turf war has been going on in the minds of the insanely insecure Fashionistas since SL began some 7 or 8 years ago. Despite numerous world summits and efforts to put an end to the dispute, the jealousy continues as women everywhere proudly watch the amazing display of all that is fine regarding being a woman. The little nobodies down on the floor of the Fashion Feed Building are all forced to wear a non sparkling puce colour, so that people are clear .. they do not belong. Up until 2008 these noobs were also forced to wear dunce hats and sturdy underwear and shoes. They were not allowed in to the fairs and balls until after the fashion elite were through and had purchased and blogged everything they wanted. There are some unsubstantiated rumours that these acts of discrimination are still going on even today, but we are unable to confirm or deny that rumour either, as the fashion elite are currently at the Skin Fair and no-one else can get in to ask them.

Just minutes ago, a blogging nobody by the name of Bliss Windlow bravely drew fire in an attempt to rescue some of the little nobodies trapped under a burning high horse, set on fire earlier in the day when the crowd knocked one of the gang off and her face light exploded, igniting the BS infused air. One of the roof top hyenas was infuriated with Ms Windlow as she shot at her, insisting that the AO she was wearing to dodge bullets was stilted and not at all fluid and clearly last years model. Another FIGJAM member was heard screaming, “Your skin tone with your shoes doesn’t even match!” while another taunted, “You use far too many “…..” when you write and your pictures suck.” Undaunted, Ms. Windlow showed them her ass and narrowly escaped being shot. Ironically the trick of removing one’s ass was a deeply guarded FIGJAM secret for years that the loser bloggers uncovered and have been using since. Rumours are THIS may be one of the reasons that sparked todays mayhem.

Police are telling us it will be a long night, the FIGJAM gang are determined that they will not surrender unless their demands are met. They want all people who are not them killed. They promise, this is not personal, and that if their demands are met, they will turn themselves in. This is for the greater cause of fashion and as all of them have a real life shift at Walmart tomorrow morning, they want the police to get a move on it….fashion waits for no-one.

Reprinted from Women Who Dance With Frogs - Bliss Windlow, Paisley Beebe Virtual and Real Life Colliding VIREAL!!! Uncut, uncensored .. check it out!!

Ranting Again.

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Ok Ranting again.

Here’s the thing … all you people who keep telling others what they should blog, how they should take their pics, what their avis should look like, and how they should dress, pose , and write …. SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!!

Especially people who used to blog, seldom blog, never blog, think they could blog … but don’t … really … SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!!

You do it your way and if your way makes you happy have fun, enjoy, but still SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!!!!

Let other people do it their own way. Let them learn. If it bugs you that bad then please, turn the computer off, walk away …. go hug a fence post or something … just please do not talk or write about how they should do it like you do it. Doing a fashion blog for Second Life does not make you a blogging expert. Life is hard enough without a bunch of privileged adult women whining about a virtual world where we are supposed to be free to represent ourselves in any way we want. Some people want their avi to represent the cause of “love your body the way it is,” some want to it to be exactly like they look in real life. Some want to play “barbie doll,” some want to play “Sparkle Bambi the wonder stripper.” Some just wanna sparkle and be a fairy. Some want to eat the Sparkly Fairies or kick the snot out of them. Not everyone has the best computer. Not everyone has endless money. Not everyone has Photo Shop or the time or ability to learn it. Not everyone likes your fashion sense or the way you do things. Not everyone wants to be you. Some people just blog cause they are having fun. WHO CARES????? See the little wheel in the middle of your mouse … it is for scrolling … just scroll on by the “terrible postings that are so beneath your high high high standards” to your own posting where you can ooohhh and ahhhhh for hours about how perfect it is. Go talk amongst your hyena pack about how awful everyone else is, they will tell you everything you want to hear about how wonderful you are, just spare us ok???

Ok now I will shut up … for a few moments anyway …

Smoothing my skirt …. flushed ….looking at the blogs …. Hey …..Blissimo … who the hell does that crap???

Reprinted from Women Who Dance With Frogs - Bliss Windlow, Paisley Beebe Virtual and Real Life Colliding VIREAL!!! Uncut, uncensored .. check it out!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Something About Mary.

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The name "Mary" had a rough go … I mean after giving birth to the Savior of the world through immaculate conception …come on … no other "Mary" had a chance .. although they tried with the whole royalty thing and that Mary got executed ...and no-one really got a chance to see if Mary was a good name or not we just knew a dead "Mary" was not a good thing so we had an even score. Good name "Mary" 1 … Bad name "Mary" 1.

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Then came all the nuns that added Mary to other names …

"Ok Sister you will be known as Gertrude …"

"Gertrude? Oh … swell…. thanks …." (a whole lot of sobbing going on in her wimple)

"But we will add Mary and you will be Sister Mary Gertrude"

"Oh yippee skippee Praise Jesus! Hallelujah! Amen!"

The thing is come on .. I don't care how good the name "Mary" might have been … there is no saving "Gertrude." Some parents named their daughters like "Mary Margaret" which is technically "Mary Mary," in hopes that the nun thing would rub off but those girls were usually the ones that ended up known as "Sparkle Bambi" the stripper queen. Many of them are here in SL today (closet "Mary Margarets")

Then everyone was like doing drugs and said lets name our daughter "Tinkerbell "or "Shilo," or "Autumn," and the name "Mary" was only given to really plain girls who lived in Hutterite Colonies. And then a revival began … a new "Mar" popped up here and there, kind of edgy, different .. but you could tell there was something about "Mary." It became a name for a very special woman .. a different "Mary" .. . one without any religious restraints, but not a slut either … a classy woman .. one who knew who she was and where she was going. "Mary" was a woman who could attend fashion week in Milan one day and the next be skinning bears with men in Northern Canada. She could rush home to volunteer in her child's school, then churn the best butter ever to take into her corporate office where she invented a new virtual world called "Real Life" where women were in charge but they let men think they are.

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And this .. THIS skin "Mary" by Glam Affair is THAT Mary. I peed my pants when I saw her.