Lovely in Lace

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Well, it’s more challenging to blog than I thought it would be. I have a busy schedule of coffee drinking and surfing the internet for a wheelchair cup holder. Also, my arms get tired from typing, to be honest. But I managed to squeeze in some time for a quick blog post to celebrate some of my favorite creators.

I love oOo Studio’s poses, and I was excited to see the burlesque pose box complete with 12 sensuous poses. What a great time to show off Dolly’s new nightie from Baiastice! No post is complete without a new hair, and Truth’s Ivana is gorgeous.

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Credits:

Mon Cheri “Falsies” Eyelash – Upper
Hucci Valdez Pump – Gift (for Slink feet)
Baiastice Laurel Lace Top/Dress-Azure
IKON Spectral Eyes – Chocolate
Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands
Slink AvEnhance Feet High
Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.3
TRUTH HAIR Ivana (New)
Lara Hurley-Fae drained /Rose Pale

#SecondLifeProblems

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I’ve been giggling over this week’s meme by Strawberry Singh. Just when it seemed like all the funniest “problems” had been done, this one occurred to me. Here are Berry’s instructions:

Meme Instructions: Create a #SecondLifeProblems meme image. It can be an image of any avatar doing anything in Second Life. Write a Second Life Problem over the image and share your meme on your blog or any social network with the hashtag #SecondLifeProblems. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments and add your pictures to the Blog Memes flickr group.

There is a new coldLogic release of cozy jackets and shirts with vests, perfect for this time of year in my real life. Here’s another Second Life Problem – where’s my real life coldLogic store?

Credits:

coldLogic shirt – odette.coal (New Release)

coldLogic skirt – leu.onyx

IKON Spectral Eyes – Chocolate

Maxi Gossamer – Bangles – Damasc Bangle 2 – GOLD

Maxi Gossamer  – Necklace – Ashira Teardrop – 2

Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual

Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.3

Slink Visage Mesh Head – Emma

LeLutka – CHILL hair – AuburnHaze

DeeTaleZ Slink Visage “Face Laura Glossy b2″ MIXEDTYPE

Back to High School

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It’s fitting that I’m re-entering Second Life with a community blogger challenge, one of Strawberry Singh’s delightful Monday Memes. Here are her instructions:

Meme instructions: Share an image of your Second Life avatar smiling for a yearbook photo. Don’t forget to share the link to your post in the comments and add your pictures to the new Second Life Yearbook flickr group, you can also share them in the Blog Memes flickr group if you like.

After playing with the mostly weird avatar expressions available on the default avatar, I decided to go the mesh route. The easy way to smile is to put on a SLink mesh head and use the expressions HUD. That’s what I did with the first picture. I think I look like the head cheerleader!

For the second photo I messed around with Loud Mouth’s mesh mouth, Brandee. It  was more of a pout than a smile, but my friend Ayla assured me that I looked dorky enough for a yearbook photo. It took some GIMPing (I don’t have Photoshop) to even approach a smile, but maybe another mouth would have worked better.

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Credits:

Top Photo

DeeTaleZ  Slink Visage “Face Laura Glossy b2” MIXEDTYPE
Yummy Ball Chain Necklace – Happy Face
One Bad Pixel Sweater and Blouse Charcoal Cable
IKON Spectral Eyes – Chocolate
Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.3
Slink Physique Neck Patch for Visage V1.2
Slink Visage Mesh Head – Emma
[LeLutka]-ELIZABETH hair – IrishRed

Bottom Photo

Lara Hurley Skin – Fae-Soft freckles/Rose Pale
*Mon Cheri* “Falsies” Eyelashes
Tres Blah – Preppy Sweater w/Blouse – Green
.Loud Mouth. – Brandee v2.0
.Loud Mouth. – Normal Teeth
IKON Spectral Eyes  – Amber
Slink Physique Mesh Body V1.3
[LeLutka]-BAMBI hair – AuburnHaze

 

She’s Back

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And she’s starting the new year with a brand new blog. My old blog, Double Exposure, was supposed to be a blog for Ayla Barzane and me. When Ayla dropped out the name of the blog made little sense, but I was set in my ways and continued to post. This seems the perfect time to start fresh on my own blog.

I’ve been away from Second Life for the longest time since I first logged in August of 2007. I’ve given some serious thought as to whether or not I should share my reason for being away on my blog. I’m a private person about my real life. Ultimately I decided to share with my readers so that you will know who I am, and where my life journey is taking me.

I was diagnosed on October 8th with ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease and MND – motor neuron disease. If you did the Ice Bucket Challenge, you gave awareness and funding to the ALS Association for research and patient support. I can tell you first-hand that it is a wonderful advocacy organization for those of us with the disease.

Getting an ALS diagnosis is getting a death sentence. There is no cure or effective life extending treatment. Life expectancy is different for everyone, but the average life expectancy ranges from two to five years from diagnosis. I prefer to think of it as my “sell by” date. I may be fresh for quite a while past that date! Stephen Hawking is over 70!

I have weakness in my arms and legs, walking with a walker is a challenge. A red power wheelchair was my best Christmas present ever. I basically look and feel like myself – just a sitting down me. I tire easily. But I can still type and decided to continue to do enjoyable things while I can.

Blogging Second Life fun and fashion is one of those things. Starbucks coffee is another, of course. I saw that Strawberry Singh is back doing her Monday Memes (YAY!) and I definitely want to give some of those a go.

I may be sick, but my online representative Dolly is healthy and headstrong. She’s not going to put up with me being a mope when there’s a fascinating virtual world for me to explore on her good legs. So thanks to stubborn Dolly who was missing new hair releases and good friends, she’s back.