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Scared Silly

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Diabetes.
I, like nearly 10% of the US population, have it.
Although, I try to deny it and will occasionally
laugh about it, Diabetes is no joking matter.
It has left me vision impaired and more which
is why it was a no-brainer for me to join
Team Diabetes of Second Life in their
3rd Annual Scare Me Silly Event.

Team Diabetes of Second Life is an official and authorized team of The American Diabetes Association. The mission of Team Diabetes of Second Life is to raise awareness, tolerance, and funds for diabetes in the virtual world of Second Life. According to the World Health Organization (2016): 422 million adults in the world have diabetes and 1.5 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year.

I don’t wanna die.
Not yet.
That is why I’m taking this event to heart.
As a message.
It’s time I stop my lax approach to this disease, pull up my big girl panties,
take the prescribed medications and better my health.
But, that will only be the beginning.

Scare Me Silly is an all inclusive event.
Running until October 27th, it features two Hunts, Live Performers,
DJ’s and an Art Show.
Designers have come out in hoards making shopping a treat.
Roped Passions is one of those designers.
With 100% of it’s sales going toward the event, I give you
Halloween All A Glow.

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Designed to make any Halloween a scary pleasure,
Roped Passions’ Halloween All A Glow is available in two colors: Orange and Purple.
Compatible with Maitreya, Belleza and Slink Mesh Bodies,
these silky Silks cling to your curves giving way to a much sexier you.

Hmmmm…
I wonder if consuming pumpkin would be good for me.
The American Diabetes Association states,
“They are high in iron and unsaturated fats.
These unsaturated fats may help to lower cholesterol levels
when they replace saturated fats and trans-fat in the diet.”

Is that so?
Heeere, punkin’, punkin’….

Silks: Halloween All A Glow – Roped Passions
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Hair: Sasha – taketomiWEST
Head Accessory: Gladiolus Wreath – LODE
Leg Accessory: Leg Straps – On A Lark
Choker: Felicia – NOIR
Ring: Pumpkin – Candy Crunchers
Eyeshadow/Lipgloss: Danae – LIVIA
Hay: Seasons Harvest Basic Bale Seats – Roawenwood
Prop: Halloween Pumpkin (hunt only) – orange C – HappyMood

Personal

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Joe Fox (Tom Hanks): It wasn’t…personal.

Kathleen Kelly(Meg Ryan): What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn’t personal to *you*. But, it was personal to me. It’s *personal* to a lot of people. And what’s so wrong with being personal, anyway?

Joe: Uh, nothing.

Kathleen: Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.

~ You’ve Got Mail ~

Of all the movies I’ve watched in my lifetime with characters
spitting their knowledge on life, I’d have to say that
Kathleen Kelly’s Personal quote has been the most memorable for me.
Meg nailed it. I haven’t watched You’ve Got Mail in years,
yet what she says in this scene has stuck with me.
I can hear her voice now…”But, it was personal to me.”
What are we?
A bunch of machines?
Is The Tinman a distant relative, thus we have no heart?
Do we really interact with others on a daily basis using
“It’s not personal” as a license to do to them as we please?

I’m gonna spank ya right now, so bend over.
Ready?
Repeat after me…
It’s Personal.
One more time.
It’s Personal.
Thank you.

So, what brought all of this on?
Xfinity — the Home of Comcast.
Lord, these folks!
I wish unto the Heavens my former ISP had not done an Elvis (left the building).
I had no other choice but Comcast.
Over the years, I’d heard horror stories about their lousy service
figuring it couldn’t be that bad.
It can.
It IS!
The past few days have been a nightmare with their iffy service —
not knowing when it will go down and for how long.
Thursday topped the outage list with 17 hours without internet.
Perhaps today will be a new record as I’m literally creating this post via WordPad.
Contacting them brings on a whole new set of frustrations, too.
First, you have to get through their phony female machine
with it’s fake typing sound effect as it looks up your information.
That process takes even longer if you owe them money.
How dare they speak to you about owing anything when they can’t
provide what you signed up for.
The ingrates!
When I finally reach a “real person”, she began with
the standard, “I’m so sorry for the inconvenience.”
No you’re not!
That’s something you spit out in hopes that it will calm the complaintive.
It fuels my fire.
She was reading.
Everything she spoke to me was prompted.
How do I know?
No matter what I said to her, she kept repeating the same thing and would at times respond with something unrelated to my question.
“We will be refunding everyone for the time outage.”
I didn’t ask that. Nowhere did you hear me mention money.
She wasn’t personal.
Her superiors do not see us as individuals and find it easier to deal via note cards.
I’m so sick of that.
I’m flesh and blood here.
Approach me as the person that I am.

As I sit here without net access, I’m thankful that I was able to capture images of Zibska‘s contribution to this October’s We ♥ Role-play when it was up.
It would have been an utter shame to miss informing you about Bellona and Fini.

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Bellona is a gorgeous Eyemakeup palette of 15
bold colors as only Zibska can do.
Glistening and attracting eyes to your own,
Bellona comes complete with appliers for
Letlutka, LAQ, Omega and Catwa.
Tattoo layers are also included for Classic Avatars.
Also available, but not pictured, is Bellona Lipstick
and Bellona Brows, as well.

Rounding out my personable look is Fini.
Boasting 21 color choices, Fini is one hell of a lipstick palette.
Zibska has made sure that no one is left out by offering
Letlutka, LAQ, Omega and Catwa appliers, as well as,
Tattoo Layers all in one pack.
These lippies will be my goto sticks!
I love the way they shape my lips inviting a more
up close and personal experience.
As with Bellona, Fini also comes in an Eyemakeup Palette.
With 15 colors, you can’t go wrong.
And btw, Zibska is having a 50L Marketplace Cosmetic Sale
until October 22nd.  So hurry!

Zib Scaggs, Zibska CEO and Creator is personable.
She’s approachable.
She listens.
And she puts out some of the best damn-ass makeup and
imaginative accessories on the grid.
Over the years, I have run to her products time and time again and will continue until the day she decides to stop.
Thanks, Zibb.
Thanks for being personal.

You get my High FURshion stamp of approval!
Furshion Approved

Well, looka here.
The internet is up.
I better post this before…..

Eyemakeup: Bellona – Zibska
Lipstick: Fini – Zibska

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Jewelry Set: Elestren – Beloved Jewelry (@ the current Dazzle Event)
Jumpsuit: Rougue Ruffle – Hilly Haalan
Head Accessory: Summer Garden Wreath – LODE
Hair: Nita – Discord Designs
Nails: Jelly Bento – LIVIA
Fred: Bull – Digital Farm System
Plants: Tomatoes – Digital Farm System
Pose1: Portrait Photography (modified) – K&S
Pose2: lillian (bento) – Serendipity

Summer Explosive

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I’m a night creature.
I seek the solitude, the silence and the cool air.
However, my surroundings are heating up
and all I gotta say is….BRING IT!
Virtual Diva Couture has dropped a bomb on all of us, Ya’ll.
A super sexy mini exploding with color and style.

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The Believe Dress from VDC’s Summer Collection is bursting
at the seams…literally.  She leaves just enough skin exposed
to create bonfires Grid wide.
Shy?
Wear panties.
But, get your own.
Because Believe believes less is more….

Dress: Believe Dress Summer Collection
For Maitreya Mesh Body Only
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Hairbase: Ashly – YUTH
Head Accessory: Betty Bow – Snowpaws
Face Accessory: Mesh Blindfold 01- Somali
Collar: Grapes and Roses – LODE
Gloves: Formal Essentials – Sweet Tea
Socks: Dainty Paw Warmers – Catseye
Lipstick: Ashia – Blue Heart Event – ALMA
Pose: Disseminated Anime Style #25 – Bauhaus Movement

Celebrating My Imperfections

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Sometimes, I just get really tired of trying to make things perfect all the time. In the real world, we are not perfect and if we aren’t blessed with oodles to bankroll what we feel is wrong, we must remain with our imperfections for a lifetime.

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Well, from here on out, I will do as little as possible to correct my pixel imperfections. They really have nothing to do with why I take these pictures in the first place — freedom of expression.

Call Me Abegaila

The Following Fashion For Life Adventure Was Made Possible By:

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**M&M Style**

Long Red Mesh Dress
Fashion For Life Exclusive – 50% Donation

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Danielle (Naturals) – Tameless Hair
Dodoo (Orange/Chapter Four Gacha) – LODE
Atlantis Moon Ring – Maxi Gossamer
Slink Nails (Wild Pinks) – Silken Moon

CALL ME ABEGAILA

I love my Pops.
Even at this ripe ole age I can still say that I am a “Daddy’s Girl.”
He is the epitome of benevolence and wisdom all wrapped up into one and with Father’s Day just passed, I find it fitting that I dedicate this Adventure to him. Even more fitting for this dedication — Pops is fighting cancer.

Prostate Cancer.
Say those two words together and men begin to shake in their boots.
Dreading it’s required exams and possible final results, Prostate Cancer holds a stigma of embarrassment over the heads of our beloved X and Y gender.
But, not my Pops!
When he was diagnosed several years back, he stared cancer straight in the eyes, doing all that he could to remain as healthy as possible for himself and his family.
Now, at age 85, he’s “still kicking” as his brother Ira would say and for that I thank the heavens above.

So, why should you call me “Abegaila?”
Well, I’m definitely not giving up the name Zoomy.
But, for this Adventure, think of me as Abegaila since it is a Hawaiian name that means “My Father is Joy.”

Of all the places my Pops has traveled, Hawaii was one of the most enjoyable. The food, the music, the colors, the atmosphere, the women (sorry Mom), it all spelled a fabulous time for him and that is why I think he would love what Moreno Forwzy, owner and designer of M&M Style created as an exclusive for Fashion For Life.

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The Long Red Mesh Dress is full of all the beauty of Hawaii.
Vibrant, happy, cool and comfy, it’s a piece I’d definitely pack in my suitcase to vacation there.  In fact…

“Pops, I’ll race you to the fruit stand.”
A hui hou kakou!

Abegaila out.

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