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The Times, They is A Changin’

Life changes so quickly. feeling grateful to be around such wonderful people to strengthen and grow with. ~Riley Keough As you may know, I’ve been offline more than on lately. I like to say it was because of my birthday, but really it was a moment respite to reflect on where my next year of life is going. When I was off, the Billboard Music Awards were on and all. I got an award, did you know? Naw, not a Billboard Award, I mean, have you ever seen a Cao sing? My fellow blogger Annabelle Troy nominated me for a “Premio Dardos Blogging Award.” I enjoy her blog “Jane Eyre Gets Real” because it’s kick arse, so if you get a chance, link on over there and check it out! But heck, she didn’t have to give me an award, I already knew I was famous! Don’t you remember? Remarkable Oblivion told me so a year ago! I rarely take my award off, preferring to let everyone know how famous I am! I mean, Blair from Remarkable Oblivion wouldn’t lie to me, right?… Read the restzibska


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Red Nose Day

We Believe in a just world free from poverty and use the power of entertainment to create positive change in the world. ~Red Nose Day US May, 21, 2015 I wanted to share a little information about the US’s very first “Red Nose Day” so you too can participate. As many may know, “Red Nose Day” has been a holiday in the UK for a number of years, and this year the United States is going to participate too! From the NBC website, ” Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day’s events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it’s a show not to be missed! ” The charity partners include such names as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Children’s Health Fund, and Charity:Water, just to name a few.… Read the restRed Nose

Vanity

“But then one regrets the loss even of one’s worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one’s personality.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I spent a little time learning about Vanity Hair’s newest release “Sookie” yesterday, and I think I’ve found the perfect hairs. When I first tried it on, it didn’t fit correctly and soon found out that I am the proverbial “egg head” I always claim to be. The front part of the hairstyle disappeared into my forehead, I opened “edit shape” mode, and with a simple move of the “egg head” slider from the right (heavy forehead) to the left (heavy chin) the issue cleared itself up. Don’t let this deter you though, I think probably most avatars have a more proportional head than I do and once I moved the egg head slider to a more average 48 the issue no longer existed. Tabata Jewel spent over a month revamping her current HUDS and product and the result is flawless.… Read the restVanity Hair

Number

Age is a number and mine is unlisted. Naw, just kidding. I suppose this year I am on the 4th anniversary of my 32nd birthday. Either that or something else. Last I checked, I ain’t sayin’. I thought I’d have a quiet day, enjoy not being at work and all. I thought, but then at 6AM the posse showed up at my door. Gotta go, I will call if I need bail! As an aside, I found several “birthday” prezzy’s for myself the last two days. SQUEAAAAA!! The “Finrod” earrings have always been my favorite set from Kungler’s Extra. Let me re-phrase, my “new” favorite set that is. They have so many wonderful pieces I love them all! This week Eva Kungler released the matching necklace!!! And to add the ice cream to that big fat birthday cake, Baiastice released a high-waist short. I was so excited I ran around Collabor88 half nakey and bought the fatpack! Take that Draakje Dailey! The Cao has new wear everywhere clothes!… Read the restKunglers

Move Along

“She understands now what she, in all her worry, had forgotten. That even as she hesitates and wavers, even as she thinks too much and moves too cautiously, she doesn’t always have to get it right. It’s okay to look back, even as you move forward.”  ~ Jennifer E. Smith, The Comeback Season     Moving stacks of paperwork from one area of my desk to another to make it look like I am busy. The truth is, my brain left the building hours ago. Final count down to those last dregs in the hour-glass so I can get out of here and remember how to live. I hope you all have a magical weekend! If you see any desultory meandering cows out there, kiss ’em on the lips, it just might be their birthday too. Think how peaceful the world would be if we spent more time kissing instead of fighting. Just a random thought, take it for what it’s worth to you. Outfit: Hair: .olive., The Darling
Necklace: Zibska, Anwyn necklace @On 9
Dress: {Ana Markova, Selena sage @ On 9
Pose: Katinks EarWorm:



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Push

I’d rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook. ~- Craig Coelho I’ve a new story about my passive-aggressive relationship with Spanx! Spanx, do you know them? I think they are single handedly the greatest wardrobe development since Coco Chanel rolled out the original LBD (little black dress) in Vogue magazine in October 1926. In fact, they make that said LBD and those BodCon (body conscious) hugging  dresses look pretty darn good, even if you did forgo a salad for a bag of Fritos at lunch. *cough* not that I would EVER do that. ever. very often. I blogged about this relationship quite a few times, but here are two if you are curious. “I Ain’t Sayin” and “Save a Boyfriend for a Rainy Day”  (tap the titles to jump). Oh, my current story? It’ll have to wait, I’ve a busy afternoon. I’m leaving a little early, after the fiasco last night with Dr. Ben, I’m still recovering, and I need to pack and move to a different country.  … Read the restPush

Turn the Day Upside Down, Shake it Loose and See what Falls Out

The problem with quotes on the internet is you can never be certain they’re authentic.~ Abraham Lincoln I wish I had more time, I’ve a lot to say. But I got to work this AM and looked on my console of my car and saw I had a Doctor’s appointment in an hour and fifteen minutes… Plenty of time right? Except my doctor is past my home heading the OTHER direction. But that’s okay. I took it leisurely and now though I am at work, I am a little bit behind schedule on the things I needed to get done. Don’t worry about me though, I’ve decided life is too short, I am just going to shake it all loose, cover the easy stuff and breeze through until tomorrow. I just love the brand I have on today, .::Dead Dollz::. by Kiddo Oh is what a I call a confectionary style at times. Do you know what I mean? It’s one of the things I love about mesh, designers can create skirts that are hard to emulate in real life because of gravity. Below is a picture of what I am talking about.… Read the rest16759613784_ffb0c22f5d_o

I Owe all I Do to Nellie Bly

“I’ve always had the feeling that nothing is impossible is one applies a certain amount of energy in the right direction. If you want to do it, you can do it.” ~ Nellie Bly The day has moved tragically on, or perhaps not so much tragically as expediently, since the day is near half gone and five o’clock is looking mighty satisfying. Yesterday was Nellie Bly’s (Elizabeth Cochran) birthday. Do you know of her? She is an amazing woman. When her father died she took a job to try and support her mother and 15 siblings. But that’s not the important thing, the important thing is she stood up for you (if you are female that is) and for me too. We weren’t even a thought to our parents at the time (late 1800’s) because they weren’t born yet, but she started a ripple. In 1880 an article appeared in the Pittsburgh Dispatch, it was an aggressively misconstrued column titled “What Girls Are Good For” that accounted that all women were good for was staying at home, tending children and taking care of their man.… Read the restI Owe all I Do to Nellie Bly

Sometimes, it’s About the Clothes

Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them ~ Marc Jacobs I’d like to think I always have something pithy or amusing to post, but what can I say? I am a creature of habit, I work, so I have a roof and can eat. So today, I work. It’s Tuesday which is kind of a banal day, unless your are Mexican, of course. If you are, Happy Cinco de Mayo! You people really rock in the Culinary Arts! (among other things!)  If it’s not your people’s day, take it easy today, be thankful it’s not Monday and wish for a Friday. Well that’s how I’m looking at it anyway. Outfit:
Hair: *Argrace*, Azami **new** http://slurl.com/secondlife/shin%20zushi/128/170/25
Neck: .Shi, Kimono Neck Warmer @Creators Collection Box http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Monkey%20Banana/221/198/1822
Bustier: .Shi, Wrap Bustier w color change @Creators Collection Box
Necklace/Earrings: Zibska, Alivia @We http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Evanda%20Island/145/30/3869
Skirt:
Blueberry, Side Cut Skirt (found on the MP)
Lips: [kiiko, Nude pink @Creators Collection Box
Eyes: Zibska, Noir (buy all three Noir sets, they are amazing)
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I Thought I was in Love With an Inanimate Object But then I Killed it.

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing. ~ Emo Philips Okay, I admit it, I am a bit, actually a huge tech nerd. I can’t help it, I’ve been around them my entire life. It’s one of the reasons I make myself disconnect so often, if I didn’t I’d probably figure out a way to crawl in and never come out. These days I am online just long enough to keep my stocks in Yahoo, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple healthy, but I suppose that’s neither here nor there to this story. A few of my closest friends know I’ve been doing that 21 Day The Hormone Reset Diet” by Dr. Sara Gottfried. It’s not been too terribly bad and I do feel the diet has helped my post surgical hormone imbalance quite a bit. It involves things like giving up caffeine, Dairy (do you know how difficult it is for a Cao to give up ice cream?), grains, fruit, sugar.. yeah at this point I am pretty much gnawing on the furniture. I’m teasing, it’s not quite that bad.… Read the restI Thought I was in Love With an Inanimate Object But then I Killed it.

Some Day.

There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability. ~Sharron Angle Soul searchin’ night, last night, I suppose the aftermath of the headache and opening all the windows to the unusual coolly sweet breeze. I want to say something and I hope you will take it with the kind heart of friendship. In our lifetimes, we go through many moments of time, so many moments that most are cast aside as dreft and long forgotten. But at other moments, those moments they are as finite as a needle hitting a vein, injecting a poison, forever destined to flow through us and though we may forget the event, it’s whisper resonates a song quietly in our head, never quite going away. We move on from the moment, have other headaches, joys and heartaches, but still softly these moments, pivotal to us in some form remain, sturdy and steady. I reckon it to be a kin to a child touching a hot stove, they forget the pain it caused but something within them keeps them from touching it again.… Read the restSome Day My Ship Will Come

I’ve Got Nothing

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping. ~Bo Derek I’ve a banger of a headache and I’ve a little bit of a clue why. I gave up caffeine yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t drink a lot of coffee, maybe 3 cups of coffee in the morning, I don’t drink soda’s, keeping myself strictly to water and Club Soda, but wow! Who’d a thought giving up that little bit would give such a whopper of a “hangover?” Anyway, lying low and just trying to make it through the day, but I wanted to show off this outfit. It’s from one of those “newer” designers I was talking about yesterday and the store {Ana Markova} Designs is positively posh, so go check it out! Looky der, I even included a taxi for you! Taxi! Outfit: Jewelry: [Mandala], Lustful  (I know!, but I find it’s unpretentiousness a lovely accessory that doesn’t overwhelm the clothes)
Hair: Truth, Fynn
Top: {Ana Markova}, Chantelle Top
Skirt: {Ana Markova}, Sounja skirt
Shoos: Miamai, Irene
Pose: Dream Print Earwax:



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Those Three Little Words

“I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?” — Jean Illsley Clarke As we move deeper into our relationships, it is common to begin to see partners as an extensions of us. We become bound together as a couple and an illusion of connection forms. As this happens, the quality of our relating to one another deteriorates. Just doesn’t seem right does, it? One problem with seeing our partners as extensions of ourselves is that it becomes much easier to be hypercritical of them in the same way we are hypercritical of ourselves due to our self-doubts. If they do something that we think is embarrassing, for instance, WE feel ashamed. Please stop wearing white socks with casual loafers! Actually I have a guy friend from Ohio who does that all the time, it’s a hoot! But I digress, seeing your partner as a reflection on you not only builds up resentment and pressure, it also kills your ability to see them realistically. Another problem is that in forming bonds we often lose sight of the other person as a separate individual and begin overstepping their boundaries and they begin to feel taken advantage of and stepped on.… Read the rest17115669790_567f736c8c_o

Oh, It’s that Little Thing You Do.

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. ~P. J. O’Rourke I was going to be original and pithy and charming today, I know a rare trait as of late, but they’ve been dickering with the florescent lighting (i.e. replacing the one’s that are out) and I think I am coming down with a migraine. And for a person who has only had one in their lifetime that’s saying quite a bit about things, yeah, I need to go live under a mushroom for a little bit. Because of this I am going to do a little bit of a re-blog, I’ve a friend who needs to read this.  The reason we all find relationships so painful and difficult at times is because they are perfect vehicles for living out negative feelings we’ve carried with us since childhood. As much as we may love our partners, we are conditioned to project our negative self-image and unresolved pain onto them. Our defenses, which we developed to deal with childhood pain and trauma, are not just a factor in how our relationships play out, but also influence our choices of whom to be in a relationship with.… Read the rest17290392002_17ff6fcf50_o

I’ll Have Mine in Strawberry

Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master. ~Gretchen Rubin Boy did I live that quote this weekend! I know, I had planned on stepping away from it all for the weekend to detox a little, but gosh, when they take away your Internet and you can’t even peek, even though you don’t actually want to USE it, the withdrawal pains are astronomical! To be honest, they didn’t “take” it. Well the cable company didn’t at least, it seems one of my *cough* critters I refuse to stop feeding (a squirrel), ate through the line. I guess one day I forgot to throw the seed out and he took it personally. Anyway, I hope you had a great weekend! Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that’s how dogs spend their lives. My Jack Russell Terrior-ist, KT (her spelling not mine) does this all the time.… Read the rest16637363983_2556631934_o

Toes in the Sand, A Stretch and A Sigh

You all want to know what is my dream? Very simple. To walk along the beach, holding the hand of my lover. ~Michelle Bachelet Yep, that about sums it up. I hope everyone has the exact weekend that they envision as their most perfect weekend ever! See you next week! <3 Outfit
Hair: [Lelutka], Jaden
Glasses: *S O R G H O, Tetsuo
Bikini: !Aphorism!, Vintage Bikini Top #4 with Brazilian Bikini Bottom #4
Pose: Isomotion
Body: Maitreya, Lara
Hands/Feet” SLink
Skin: Glam Affair, Katra Ear Worm



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Far Behind

Someone will walk into your life one day and you will finally understand why the relationships in your past never worked out. ~Nishan Panwar I’ve been a little more “distant” lately here on the blog, and actually a little quieter than usual (yeah, can you believe it?). I’ve had to do a little thinking, you see, someone tried to work his way back into my life. Whoosh, on a love scale of one to 10, I’d have given this guy an 11. He called me out of the blue. At my work, you know that place? The one place I can’t avoid him without quitting and finding a new phone to park my desk at. Don’t get me wrong, a call from his isn’t that major. Well it actually is, kind of. This is a person I envisioned a “happily ever after” with. Can you see why I’ve been so conflicted? But as I re-worked through the pain of the relationship I saw it in a different light. And sure, there were some good times, lots actually. But along the way in our conversations (he called several days in a row) as he insinuated he was a better and changed person, through smatterings of things he would say, I would get little glimpses of the bad still there.… Read the rest17210948846_b151b018ae_o

A Time of Innocence

“The reason we have such a high standard of living is because advertising has created an American frame of mind that makes people want more things, better things, and newer things.” ~ Robert Sarnoff circa 1958-ish Remember that story from childhood, “The Kings Birthday Suit”? I feel like I personally witnessed the story live on Sunday. Did you happen to catch the mania at Target that day? It was madness! They released a limited line of Lilly Pulitzer fashion. You may not remember but Lilly was a designer from the 1950’s or so, a socialite who lived in Palm Beach Florida. She created colorfully Kitschy patterned dresses that were sleeveless and cool. She originally created them for herself because when she served orange juice at her husband’s orange juice stand in south Florida the spilt juice would stain her dress. Customer’s began wanting the dresses so Lilly Pulitzer, Inc. was born. I’d like to say her sense of style evolved but it never really did, always keeping the same “iconic” bright hued pinks, greens, oranges of the original smock dress and no original styles of her own.… Read the restA Time of Innocence

Why Do You Do The Things You Do?

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential. ~ Bruce Lee Outfit: Hair: +eula+, Miriam @The Seasons Story
Eyeliner: Clef de Peau, Thick eyeliner **NEW**
Outfit: HMAEM, Dada **NEW** Taxi:
Necklace: [Mandala], Princess Dog Tag, @Uber
Pose: Manifeste, @ 2015 Pose Fair
Set: Exposeur, The Sartorialist Showcase @2015 Pose Fair Ear Worm



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Say Hey

Originality is the fine art of remembering what you hear but forgetting where you heard it. ~ Laurence J. Peter
I guess I’ll start with a Happy 420 to those who partake. I can’t say I do. No wait, I take that back. I do partake in a sort, a few years ago I bought 2500 shares of stock in a pharmaceutical Marijuana company as a sort of speculative move in regards to legalizing it in Florida. The amendment tanked, as did the stock, but tightly fisted I hang on to it and soldier on with the mantra, maybe next year. I had one of those restful weekends, couldn’t be arsed to do much at all, pottered around with the plants in the real world, swam in the pool, went shopping and grilled a little. I love this time in Florida, it’s not too hot and every once in a while you can catch a cool breeze. I did stay in Second Life long enough to snap three pictures and check out the 2015 Pose Fair. Have you been? So many poses and so many pose designers all in one spot. I’m so late to the game it was even almost empty and unlaggy, so you have about a week left to check it out yourself.… Read the rest16590509973_43b68898f5_o