“Way up in the west hills” (not really, but it’s even better)

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We finally settled in our new place. I swear, the older I get, the more moving physically hurts! This time, the hurt is worth it. I love our new home. I’m plotting how to decorate the place and make it a home as I type.

Monique by Styles by Danielle

Since I feel fancy, I decided to dress like high society as I plan. Styles by Danielle’s Monique is a succulent blend of satin, cashmere, and floral design that comes in shimmering and non-shimmering. I like to sparkle. Who doesn’t? It doesn’t matter if you like to literally sparkle on the outside or exude a … Read more →

If you aren’t me, how do you know how I feel?

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If this were real life, I would be screaming. I can only handle butterflies in SL. As beautiful as many believe they are, butterflies scare me. Relationships used to scare me too. I always felt like I loved too much and scared people off. While Twittersphere debates the authenticity of Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s relationship, I felt compelled to say who cares. Let the girl get over her former relationship however she wants.

Let go

I told my hubby that Swift’s lyrics, from many of her songs, were so relatable because I remember that longing and that hurt that came with … Read more →

“The place where you came from ain’t there any more…”

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This is a subtle part II to my last post. My husband teased me mercilessly about calling one of my posts part I, so this is a test. If he really reads my blogs, I have to use it to my advantage.😉

Last time, I went on and on about our Chihuahuas, but only wrote specifically about Annabelle. Now, my little Loki is my first love! Both pups were rescues so I can only imagine their pasts. Loki’s foster dad was not official, but he was the one who snatched up a little, lost dog walking around in traffic. I’m … Read more →

“Where are you going, where have you been?” Part I…

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My husband will appreciate half of this post. Now, when I say he’ll appreciate it, I mean he’ll remember the original story. We adopted Annabelle, a little rascal of a Chihuahua, last year because my husband saw her picture and wanted to give our Chihuahua Loki a companion. The first couple of days were rough! I was protective over my Loki because…well he’s a mama’s boy. Annabelle is younger so much more playful. Naturally, I thought playful meant she wanted to eat him. Now I know better. They’re a cute little team. She feels like a part of the family, … Read more →

“Running scared, I was there, I remember it all too well…”

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Any blogger who does in-world shots knows the risk. By risk, I mean other avatars entering a blogger’s world. Sometimes, it’s harmless. Other times, people behind the keyboard are having a wonderful time jumping or pushing the solitary avatar that looks like she is lost or away from the keyboard. This time, I camera stalked the one-day-old avatar and took a snapshot because for all I know she is new or perhaps she’s having a bad day. I’ve never really photographed others, but it’s the personification of nostalgia, for me. Avatars are not human, but the people who control them … Read more →

Speaking of which…

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I used to have an active Second Life. It was loads of fun in the beginning. I call it the SL gloss and that gloss wore out quite some time ago. Teaching was fun. Pretending to be a model was fun too. Isn’t it funny how we can change interests even in our Second Lives?

For instance, now, I log in solely to blog. If my old friends get my autoreply, chances are I really am in Photoshop, or I just don’t have anything to say. Regardless of what I am doing, I let my autoresponse do the talking.
How to be alone

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Yeah, I’m sober, sure I’m sane: Still your daughter still the same

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If there is any fairy tale character I could really understand, I would have to say it’s Thumbelina. Before I get too deep, it’s due to my size. I swear to my husband that I’m five feet tall and he swears that I’m lying. Okay, so he knows me well but I know how men gauge inches so I thought I was safe! Really, the perfect height for me would be 5′ 4″ so I could wear flats. I can’t complain. Perhaps my mother wished for a tiny little child like Thumbelina’s mother  did?

Were you scared that I might get hurt

In spite of my size, I … Read more →

“I’m glad I came here with your pound of flesh…”

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Finding a new home is exhausting. While we’re searching, tons of agents have come by to view the property we’re currently renting. I’m so done. As we search for our new home, I have a couple of wants because our current residence leaves a lot to be desired. It is not my husband’s fault, but the present environment has intensified my mood swings. This is my apology lol. =)

DS May

In real life, I only socialize with my husband, but I would like to find a home that motivates us to stay home and enjoy the property. There’s too much to … Read more →

Taking one for the team

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I can come across as quite the ditz, but trust me: it’s a gift. When I was a child, I was in the ‘gifted’ program so naturally I grew up to be a stripper! I haven’t been an exotic entertainer in quite some time, but it was a crash course in life and more than I could have learned from textbooks and traditional courses. Don’t get me wrong. I love school. I’m in school as I type, but as my doctoral program progresses, I found stripping taught me how to observe others and find ways to influence certain situations when … Read more →