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June Kindle First

My pick for my FREE Kindle First read is: A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White

Twelve years ago, Sarah Baker was abducted by the Watt Lake Killer and sexually assaulted for months before managing to escape. The killer was caught, but Sarah lost everything: her marriage, her child, and the life she loved.

Struggling with PTSD, Sarah changes her name to Olivia West and finds sanctuary working on Broken Bar Ranch. But as her scars finally begin to heal, a cop involved with her horrific case remains convinced the Watt Lake Killer is still out there. more…. 

I haven’t read this author and the story sounds interesting. I’m starting this tonight and hope it’s a page turner!

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SL Hunts – Seuss Hunt

Okay new month, so of course there are new hunts starting. I haven’t been on one for a while so thought I would pick one out.

If you have never done a hunt, it’s easy. SL Hunts is the best site to get slurls and hints. All you do is go to the first slurl and find the hunt object  – keep the hunt hint in mind while looking. When you find it, you usually just click or right click and get the prize for free or whatever amount. A lot of the hunts are either 1L$ or 5L$. And you get the coolest things during hunts. That’s the main reason I like them. Also it’s something to do. If you like search and find games, you will like hunts – if you like to find new stores, you will like hunts.

So I pick the Seuss Hunt! This should be fun!
There are 29 stops and the prizes are 1L$ each.
The slurls are linked in the store names – copy link address and paste into your SL viewer.

First slurl: The :Madness: Within
Hint: When something is missing from you inventory, just go get a redelivery!

omgah! This fox outfit is just too cute!

2. Untamed Designs
Hint:  One pillow, two pillow, red pillow, blue pillow. WHO is behind this pillow?

3. The Artist Shed
Hint:  I hear Who’s like fish fingers

4. Cupcake Clothing
Hint: Star Light

5. The Ferret & Hedgie Shoppee
Hint:  Just look for the “PeachyKeen Awesome Random Gachas”

SeussHunt#5Another hat for mah hat collection!

6. Vertigo
Hint: At day i sleep but at night I search

7. Timeless Textures
Hint: SHINY, DARK, BOLD or BRIGHT a life full of COLOUR is sheer

8. Ravnous
Hint: Don’t Give up, Not Down, But UP!

SeussHunt#8
Love this! It’s called Willow Teal and it has A MAITREYA APPLIER!!! Now that’s a prize to me. And when you find the Seuss hat, don’t let those other 3 prizes sitting there pass you by. Snatch them up too. This is from Ravnous.

9. Toxic H
Hint: The plywood coffee table holds clothes. 

10. Lunar Seasonal Desgn
Hint: A know-it-all fish might feel right at home here!

11. Kelli Creations
Hint Countdown to the prize

12. Adorably Strange Wares
Hint: I like it here, I like it there,I like it behind This stained glass affair!

13. Holli Pocket
Hint: Cupcakes are the best desserts!   

14. RJB Jewelry
Hint: Think left and think right, thing Brilliant and think bright.  The thinks you can think off when you are standing in the light

15. Angelic Design
Hint: You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. Walk toward the mesh and you will find it close. And YOU are the guy/gal who’ll decide where to go. 

16. Grumble
Hint: I am neither here nor there, but I am near underwear
SeussHunt#16

17. Harambi Gwassi-Kenya Charity Shop
Hint: See you a standing bunny in the MARKET STALL?

18. Flood-Skip
Hint: Yes I will hunt with a Duck on the floor not so near the door! 

19. Fairey Angel Creations
Hint:  I am making friends with the dust bunnies.

20. Nail It Good
Hint: Behind Pink mailbox at the front desk & Behind the blue Autism bear (Bottom left)  in front of the bears display sign.

21. Rad Designz
Hint: Come and have a seat, we will look outside together!

22. Coull Creations
Hint: You Funny Little Clown

23. The Happy Hat
Hint:  The Hunt Hints will talk of where the gift will fall.

SeussHunt#23

Yay! A Seuss hat!

24. Nomiki’s Creations
Hint: 1 Fish, 2 Fish, Red Fish… HEY!  That’s not a fish! Fish don’t meow!

25. Nerdology
Hint: The goat has a letter take a peek. Behind it is the hat you seek.

26. Clowes Creations
Hint: The lorax speaks for the trees, but how about the flowers?

27. Dirty Pop
Hint: 1 fish, 2 fish, bet you can’t find me.

28. Tipsters
Hint: I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. And I’m asking you sir, at the top of my lungs – that thing! That horrible thing that I see! What’s that thing you’ve made out of my truffula tree?

29. Little Wing
Hint: Sit on the floor and play it….

No I didn’t find every single hat…but I did find almost every one. This was a fun hunt. Almost all of the hats were in a spot that was described in the hints – no crazy plays on words. Most were easily found and then some were a little harder and then of course the ones that were hard….I gave up. I am not going to waste a lot of time searching a long time….. not fun.

Also there were a lot of good prizes and several fit great on my Maitreya bod. Awesome!

Personality Type – Quick Test To Find Out

INFJ

I absolutely love this site. The personality test is a quick 72 question thing and from the first to every time I take it…. I’m INFJ all the way! And after reading the description for the first time, I was completely blown away. Ah, so that’s who I am! Alllll of it is me to the tee. And I also found out that my personality is a rare one – imagine that? So, if you know me……it’s like knowing a unicorn!!!

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A Mohawk?

Mohawk & Wings

My outfit last night dancing at BlackHearts Blues Cafe. I found wings I got for a group gift a while back from Carrie’s Lingerie. That 500L$ I spent to get a VIP tag was worth it. I always get nice gifts and the midnight mania board is always great.

The mohawk was a whole 1L$ on the MarketPlace. Here is the link. Everyone loved it and I ended up gifting two people one of their own.

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Penumbra Fashion Week

Penumbra2015I went to Penumbra Fashion Week last night. I picked up a couple of freebies but didn’t buy anything. The shops are laid out nice with lots of space. I wandered around and didn’t feel I missed anything. I hate it when they have a lot of shops and you never know if you hit them all or not.

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Ever An Angel freebie dress. Works with my Maitreya Lara body.

My 50th Birthday Rocked!

I am now officially 50!! Of course I went to my favorite blues place in SL. ….. well to me the only blues place in SL. BlackHearts Blues Cafe. I love that place and the people who are there. Last night was awesome. Everyone treated me like a birthday princess 😀 I even got balloons and cake (thank you DJ Rob and hostess Renee!!)

DJ Rob was all about the birthday blues songs and I had a blast. Nice to be treated special on my special day. I love love everyone who was there and who helped me have a great wind down to a very relaxing day off work.

balloons from renee

cake from dj rob

What more can a girl ask for?

Lavian Free Group Join

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Corrupted%20Innocence/25/133/26

This is one of the greatest free group joins you can get into. I can’t believe they are doing this!! So run run and get a free tag while you can. I believe I paid 600L$ to join but It was worth it. All of the group gifts are free after you join. There are tons and tons of outfits here. And every one is nice. I’ve found so many of them that I can wear with my new mesh body so I am still satisfied with the price I paid. All quality clothing so you can’t go wrong.

TP in and click the board that looks like the above pic. There is a whole room dedicated to group gifts and then a whole room dedicated to the specials. Things like 60L Weekend and Secret Wednesday bargains that happen on a weekly basis.

Turning 50 IRL

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Tomorrow I turn fifty years old. It’s hard to believe that I have been alive that long. I can very much remember thinking 50 was old and near death. LOL Well I don’t feel either of those. In a way, I feel my life is just beginning. My second half of life.
In my first half, looking back I think I was running after more,more,more. I wanted everything and usually ended up with either junk or nothing. I’ve been through so many worthless relationships (in love and friendships both). I have so many objects that I feel I can’t live without that are essentially meaningless in the grand scheme of a zombie apocalypse LOL. All of this more and wanting has really not evolved into anything but a big mess.
So — on to the second half. And sometimes literally SL. I want less. Less crap, less loveless and friendless relationships, less stuff, way less stuff. I want to create holes for better. I heard a long time ago about when you create a hole, the universe will rush to fill it. So here’s to creating a whole bunch of holes in my life. Here’s to big, open spaces for quality, not quantity.

Some Goals for the Golden Years

Health – I want to lose weight and get back down around the 100lb person I was for the longest time. That was when I felt good. I’ve been carrying 28-34lbs more for the past ten years. I’ve felt awful inside and out. For no good reason except I’ve been lazy, sitting on the couch and drink too much at times. Starting at baby steps in some sort of exercise program and eating better would be the remedy. I have to find something and stick with it.
Stuff – I am so overwhelmed with the stuff in my life that …well, I’m overwhelmed. It’s hard to do anything at times with the weight of all this crap I’ve accumulated over the years. Sometimes I want to throw everything away and start from scratch and then other times, I want to never part with any of it. I have found a place to take clothes – a consignment shop. So little by little I am getting rid of anything I have not worn or seriously am not going to wear. I have 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, a kitchen and a basement in my house (not counting the garage). I’m giving myself until the end of the year to get through every room and throw out everything I can. It’s a really small house, but with a really lot of stuff in it. But doable. And I’m gonna race myself to see how quick I can get through it. The faster I can get through the junk, the faster I can get to living with quality, not quantity. I recently watched Hoarders. I’m not there – yeesh especially with the bugs and rats. But as far as junk rooms…. blush. Yeah a couple of rooms in my house are headed there. And along with stuff is a big credit card debt. If I keep going the way I am, I can pay this off completely by income tax time 2016.
Relationships – I want to get married again. I was a very long time ago and it was devastating to me that it did not last and I am never going to have a 50th anniversary. Not about the person I was with- I definitely chose poorly on that. But I am not meant to be an alone person, so I don’t know how that happened to me. I’ve also decided that me being in a relationship is not going to happen with someone from where I live. So I don’t know what or how or when this could happen. I guess maybe the best thing to do with this is to make sure I am the best person I can be to myself so that when that special person walks by, I’m in a great place to say hi or yes or whatever. 🙂
Friendships – I need to reexamine ones I have and ones I want. Again quality over quantity. Only people that nurture me need be in my life at this point. In all interactions, the addition not the subtraction is the whole point. I don’t have time for negative stuff anymore.
Focus – Consistently  I need to focus and spend the majority of my free time on those things I truly enjoy. And hang out with people who enjoy things I do too. I love Microsoft Excel and am good at what I know about it. I need to explore and educate myself more in it. I have loved to read all my life. Spending more time with my Kindle is definitely worth the time. My absolute favorite type of film is horror. I’m anxiously awaiting Season 6 of The Walking Dead and the horror movie industry has put out some great stuff here in recent years. I have started a small collection of horror DVDs and need to keep adding to it.
And then there is Second Life.
I want to explore more in Second Life. I want to meet lots of people and see lots of things. I want to learn some things, do a bit of scripting, building, creating. What else is out there in Second Life? I wanna find out. Cos I know it isn’t all sex, drugs ad rock & roll. There are some awesomely talented people inworld.

So here, on the eve of my 50th birthday – cheers to less, not more and more with less. *clink*

Holy Cow I Forgot About This Blog!

I forgot all about this blog – obviously!! I happened to stumble back to it somehow and even more amazing got in with my username and password. Dumb luck, not memory for sure.

Since I signed up for Second Life back in November, I’ve done so many things and more so have bought so many things! I’ve met a bunch of people and made friends with a few. I’ve danced and danced, gone to the beach, rented several places to live, etc.

I have a favorite beach I go to – owned by two wonderful people and I have a club I go to with a ton of nice, fun and funny people. And I have explored many new stores and bought many things. I’ve also done well with finding freebies too. My home (for the moment) is an Inverse house I purchased, sitting on a platform hanging off of a hill LOL. It’s great though. Good rent rate, good landlords, lotsa prims and a great sunset view. I’m trying to stay put for longer than 10 minutes at this place.
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Avatar Ugliness–Fixed

When you first sign up and enter Second Life, you are going to be so ugly. You are forced to choose between a small selection of avis. And you are stuck with that until you buy another shape/skin and hair. Also there is the stilted way your avatar will move until you buy a decent animation override. Free and cheap ones really won’t do. You can go along with some of the cheap hairs until you can afford something nice. And your hands and feet. Notice them…. ick.

So I bought a shape for $99L from the MP (MarketPlace) and then set off in my noob clothes to Vista Animations. I bought an AO named Rachel for $1900L. Moving a whole lot better, I moved on to Slink. They sell hands, feet, shapes and apparel to go with them. I bought a pair of casual hands for $450L and both the flat and high feet for $675L each. Also bought the Ankle Lock for $0L. And after fixing the tones on the hands and feet to match (as best as I could) my arms and legs, I was set to walk around.

You don’t have to do this of course. You can not spend a single cent and still do almost everything in SL. But to me, part of the fun is making my avi look the way I want it to.

After this, I found a decent dress to wear for a little bit and I was off looking for a place to live. I love having my own place to rez things. When I don’t have a place I always use the Little Blue Fermi public sandbox. You can get and rez a balloon which acts as a personal dressing room.

I was amazed at the people that were wanting to help me when I landed on their property that was advertised for rent. It was nice in one way, but in another way a bit annoying. I was pleasant back to them, so a little bit of chatter along the way.

I really don’t want to pay more than $350L per week for a home. And would rather pay less than $300L. But we shall see if I can find a home for that. And it is so hard to find decent places that will give you prims. But it’s fun looking! Smile

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