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Until We Meet

Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye. Ouida I won’t say bye, I just won’t. How many people say that and then don’t leave? So for now I will say “until we meet again.” I’ve been wrestling with the urge to move on, to leave the virtual world Second Life and for now, it’s what I need to do. I won’t forget a single one of you. Not one. You have all touched my heart in different ways and raised me up to adulthood just fine. Our second world has changed so much in eight years and I am sure it will continue to improve, so don’t be surprised if I sneak in every once in a while just to have a look about. If I show up on your radar, give me a hallo from time to time. I couldn’t leave without a picture from one of my best friends Skip Staheli and I appreciate so much all that he has meant to me, as well as all that each of you has meant to me. I want to post up one word of advice I always try to live by.… Read the restCao~Cherry Blossom...




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While I Was Doing Something Else

“When darkness falls upon you, turn your face to the sun and your shadows will fall behind you.” ~ Daniel Wicomb Okay, I admit it. I am one of those “perky” people that some MOST find annoying. Heck, I find myself annoying on most days, but in reality I have my grouchy moments. I reckon at some moments I can shock and awe with the same discerning grace of a toddler who earlier forwent the afternoon nap and is currently choosing to wait up for Santa. Have you ever witnessed that sort of meltdown? It’s more frightening than a group of Hell’s Angels parked on the front lawn wielding guns, chains and other sorts of sporting objects. But, as usual, I digress. Last week was a bit of a pill. Okay last week was a humdinger of a pill. It finally culminated into the Friday from hell. It rarely ends well when right out of the gate, rushing not to be late for work, and you can’t seem to locate the car keys. When I finally located them and drove in, I was about 15 minutes late.… Read the rest27505907895_4e3463452f_o

Wait for Me and I Will Go With You

Me: I’m finally happy
Life: Wait a sec Hold on a second, I will go with you. I think one of the reason’s I’ve been single for so long is because quite oft I don’t want to hold on a second. Especially by the second day of a weekend spent in a tiny condominium on the beach. When Taylor and I are spending time at his house there always seems to be just enough room for me to have alone space and for him to do, you know, whatever it is a gentleman farmer does on the weekend. As an aside, there is a new bunch of young bulls in the pasture behind the house and always wanting to please, I googled “treats for cows” and it mentioned strawberries are an “extra special treat.” Being an “extra special caretaker” I purchased a carton full of them and went out to introduce myself to the new moos. Having only the use of a left hand due to my broken right elbow I underhand threw one out in the direction of the bull. He kind of stared at me, I kind of encouraged back with something like “come on, try it, it’s so good.” He bent down and ate some more grass.… Read the restWait for Me and I Will Go With You

Broken Bits

Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they’re looking for ideas. ~Paula Poundstone It’s been a while since I’ve spoken of my pirate princess. If you did not know, she is the daughter of a besty and as her Godmother, or as I prefer to call myself, her fairy Godmother, she spends scattered weekends with me at the beach or more often than not these days, Taylor’s house. We’ve been doing the weekend routine since she was about 18 months old so having just turned nine years old, I can’t really recall a time when she wasn’t with me. If you can’t have children, godmothering is the way to go. You can spoil them up and then all of their bad social habits are attributed to the parenting of someone else. As she has grown up she has loved walking along the surf and picking up scattered bits of flotsam and jetsam and hiding them in her sand bucket. At the end of the day, she rinses them off and after they dry she places them in a glass pitcher I bought just for her.… Read the restkunglers on 9 a


Fashion is a tyrant from which there is no deliverance; all must conform to its whimsical ~ French Proverb
I have to say, it’s been a rather interesting sabbatical from Second Life. As I painfully slowly type with my left hand and the middle finger of my right it makes me long to give the real world a middle fingered “FU”. But I won’t because this too shall pass. I’ve started the new job, admittedly hobbled due to the cast on said right arm due to a compound fractured right elbow. The funny thing is, my mama once told me “trouble comes in threes.” Have you ever heard it? The Friday of the week I started my new job someone rear-ended a vehicle and pushed the vehicle into my Jeep. Though unsettling, being the final destination of the crasher’s trip, the damage wasn’t too bad and I certainly wasn’t hurt. The Jeep is being fixed as we speak. Easy in, easy out, right? Well, apparently not hurt enough to please the Fates.… Read the rest25152760505_b4899b4cdf_o


I’m sure they were probably called ‘Jumpolenes’ until that first accident. ~Bill Lindsay Outfit: Hair: Vanity Hair, Flow **NEW**
Jewelry: Kunglers , Amora **NEW**
Dress: Clef de Peau, Valentine dress **NEW** Ear Worm dedicated to my dragon, Draakje Dailey

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On Kudzu

Like Kudzu moving over the landscape,  A pall is cast over our aspirations, Channelizing dreams to nigh nightmares; ~ Tom Wright I’ve been a bit adrift in the Second Life recently, my first life is taking over like the insidious kudzu vine choking the last breath out of every living thing around it. I kept thinking I would blog about my current life, but then, something new calls me away. I wrote a notecard to explain my absence to some close friends inworld, even took a pic for a blog post, then nothing. I mean, I have logged in, I’ve landed at my platform in SL a couple of times these past weeks, but I just stood mute for an hour, gazing into cyber-space before logging off. This breadth of space on my blog was the same, I stared at a white sheet begging for word, then turned my eyes away and signed out.
Somewhere among these past nine years I grew up. Don’t get me wrong, I know grown people inhabit Second Life, heck, I myself am not “leaving,” at this point, just somewhere along the way, life happened.… Read the rest25742571682_632f0d1007_o

Time is Taking Me Away

Time is the longest distance between two places.  Tennessee Williams I love you my friends, you know who you are. Yeah I know, no words were needed, it just is, but there it is, out loud, invading air space. Outfit:
Hair: Vanity Hair, So Hard @ Hairology
Necklace: Bliensen + MaiTai, Trinity @ Fashion For Life
Top: [AR], Polly Top **NEW**
Ring: (Kunglers), Assira @ On9
Shorts: Blueberry, Belted Denim short Ear Worm

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Second Hand Emotion

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche Outfit:
Hat: Zibska, Fuse Adornment *LIMITED TIME GIFTY* Runnnnnnn!
Hair: Truth, Roux
Ring: (Kunglers), Assira @ On 9
Outfit: American Beauty, Wedgie Playsuit *NEW* Pose:  KaTinks!   Ear Wax:

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Wasting Space

Life is not a spectator sport. If you’re going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you’re wasting your life. Jackie Robinson Sorry I’ve been away, I reckon I’ve been busy keeping myself from grandstanding. Outfit:
Hair: Vanity Hair, Winter is Coming
Dress: Blueberry, Amalia Beaded Dress
Boots: Maitreya, Moccasin Boots **NEW**
Pose: Nantra Ear Wax

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Skin Fair 2016

On 11th March 2016 · By caoimhelionheart · With Leave a comment
In an chailín álainn, Fashion, Second Life · Tags
These are really gorgeous! Wish I had them in real life! <3
Zibska Skin Fair 2016 brought to you by Pale Girl Productions is now open! We have six new cosmetics releases for the event. Eyeshadow packs ~ Citra, Rowan and Orianne, include tattoo layer, Lelutka & Omega appliers and unisex TMP installer versions. Lips packs ~ Plais, Stunna and Elfriede, include tattoo layer, Lelutka, Catwa & Omega appliers and unisex TMP installer versions. Remember Kids, ALWAYS TRY THE DEMOS FIRST!! Skin Fair 2016 – Sim 2 [map]
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Beauty Begins

Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. ~ Coco Chanel One time, about six months ago, I thought to meet Dr. Ben at the door like this. I didn’t think it through too much, much to my dismay. I scrambled home early, showered and donned some pretty knickers, put on a coat (don’t be a hater, fake fur I sware) and proceeded to wait. And wait. That’s the thing about doctor’s, their schedules are pretty flexible with emergencies and unplanned changes of plans. The longer I waited the more tipsy I became. I am rather shy by nature and there was no way I was pulling this off without a glass of wine or twelve. Anyway as it grew later, a rather upset and needy KT the Wonder Dog (her nickname for herself) made it rather apparent that if I didn’t take her out she was going to find one of my favorite things to make her deposit on. That’s the thing about not thinking it through. A thinker would have at least put on clothes, a drinker would just go for it, I mean, how long can it possibly take?… Read the rest25414064302_6faf6e685b_o

If I’d Only Known Then

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it. ~ William Feather This week just flew by. On January 1st, if you had told me we would be three months past Christmas in a blink of an eye, I’d have called you a dirty dog liar. But looky there, it’s March 3rd. I wonder if that means I am finally of the age where, in the old days, I’d look at a person (insert parents name here) and think to myself “boy are they old and out of touch.” If only I’d been wise enough to know that, no, I was the one who didn’t quite know life yet. Anyway, I digressed from a simple have a happy weekend to geezer speak. I don’t know about you, but I think I am going to find me an old person this weekend and let them glean a little knowledge on me. Wishing you a fun weekend with a little wisdom tied to the back end. Outfit
Hair: Truth, Polilla @Uber
Head: The Mesh Project, Babydoll
Makeup: Zibska *Just Buy them All!*
Dress: =Zenith=, Ballerina @Uber
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If It ain’t Broke

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads. ~ Dr. Seuss In honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday ala the above quote, I’ve decided to give you a chore-free Wednesday. Just remember, from here to there and there to here funny things are everywhere. All you have to do is open your eyes, crack open the heart, put your face to the sun, breathe and smile. Outfit
Hair: .Shi, Introvert @Kustom 9
Earring: Zaara, Sarika @Collabor88
Necklace: LaGyo, Triumph
Tattoo: White Widow
Top: Addams, Suede Foxy Top
Skirt: //Seul\, Safari Lace up Body: Maitreya, Lara
Pose: Nantra Ear Worm

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As Wide as the Sky

I can do a week in a weekend. That’s not how efficient I am, that’s how little I work. ~Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense Well looky there, we survived another one. I’m going out of town so I am leaving early. From where I sit, right at this very moment, the length of the weekend is as wide as the sky. I kinda like the thought of that. I hope you fill your weekend with living. Outfit:
Hair: Lamb., Banshee @Collabor 88
Dress: Dead Dollz, Nikita dress unzipped @Collabor 88
Earrings: (Kunglers), Sile @Shiny Shabby
Bracelet: (Kunglers), Keira @We Love Role Play
Nantra Ear Worm:

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Living the Nightmare

Vision without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare. ~ Japanese Proverb I reckon I’m just trying to stay afloat, I guess the fates give us weeks like this so we stop and enjoy those moments when lifes a breeze. Just let it go and hang in there, it’s almost the weekend! Outfit:
Hairpiece: Astralia Flower Impact headpiece
Hair: Boon, Lab.011
Kimono: :..Silvery K…:, Kimono Gown
Bra: Zibska
Head: TMP
Body: Maitreya
Pose: Nantra

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Do Do Be Doop

Always borrow money from a pessimist, he won’t expect it back ~Oscar Wilde A little behind where I wanted to be, but still ahead of where I shouldn’t be. Life, it’s all about the layers. Outfit
Hat/Hair: Vanity Hair, Miss Fisher @ Taxi!
Necklace: LaGyo, Blanche
Dress: [AR], Roxanne **NEW** Taxi!
Tights: CandyDolls
Bag: ! Laville !, Handbag Moo Moo ***A prezzy from my XiuXiu Bean
Pose: Nantra

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Slowly the Urge to Get Back Up Leaves Me With the Desire to Sit Back Down

My Mother is five-foot-two, and I’ll be honest with you- She’s the only person I’m scared of ~ Kiefer Sutherland I’ve recently slowly returned to the second world and actually shot five different blog styles. Yay me! Any way, it’s a slow process. The mum is moved and happy as a pig in, well, what ever it is pigs waller in. Now I am onward towards my newest mum challenge, you may know the one “But they said it was a “free” trial” (as opposed to the $49.95 a month that’s been showing up on her bank statement). Can someone please send me a Xanax and a cup of jo? Yeah, it’s almost that bad, parents, you have to love em because from what I’ve researched you can’t leave them safely at the fire station. As an aside, I recently was asked to style for Versus‘ magazines Spring/Summer edition. I spent a small fortune researching the heads, at an average 2500L’s a shot the exploration is not for the light of wallet.… Read the rest25059446771_a40e4a4451_o

And Then Life Happened

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. ~ E. M. Forster Photo By: Feint Delusions If you follow me regularly you probably have noticed my blogging has become less this past few weeks. If you’ve followed my blog for a while now, you’ve probably been told a story or two about my five foot nothing tiger mom who scares the heck outta me. Seriously, when she says jump, the Cao jumps over the moon. A few years ago before my father died my mom wanted to package up and slim down their current lifestyle from a 5000 square foot home to a 1400 square foot villa in a gated retirement community. The move helped my mum at the time because my father was in the throes of dementia and their was a nursing home on the site should my father need assisted living. My father passed away a little over 2 years ago and my mum has strongly suggested she is tired of being surrounded by a bunch of old people. Yeah, random right? She is in her mid 70’s.… Read the restPhoto By: Feint Delusions


“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”  ~
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I logged into Facebook a second ago and found it was “Friendship Day.” So to my friends here, there and everywhere, Happy friendship day, I am so blessed to be surrounded by you all! You are the smartest, funniest and wisest people I know. “I think if I’ve learned anything about friendship, it’s to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don’t walk away, don’t be distracted, don’t be too busy or tired, don’t take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
― Jon Katz Outfit
Necklace: Kunglers, Carys @ Cosmopolitan Sales Room      Taxi!

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