Monday, December 31, 2018

Some superstitions ( advice) during the "in between the years time"

1. No sweeping
I'll start with one that many will only be too happy to follow. The idea is not to sweep or dust on New Year’s Day, because you could 'sweep your good luck away' - so let the dust accumulate, along with your luck.

2. No laundry

That’s right, let that laundry basket fill up for a bit longer. The universal rule seems to be that laundry shouldn’t be done on January 1, but some traditions go further and say that it shouldn’t be done during the entire period between Christmas and New Year’s Day. Myth has it that washing your clothing on these days can actually lead to ‘washing a loved one away'.

3. Wear new clothing on New Year’s Eve
Not only because you want to look your best on this special evening, but apparently also to ensure that the next year will bring no shortage of garments, and you’ll continue to look and feel your best.

4. Say no to chicken
It seems chicken should be left off the menu on New Year’s Day because if it is eaten then, like the birds in question, diners are fated to scratch in the dirt all year for their dinner – in other words, they'll be bringing poverty upon themselves.

5. Don’t cry

Besides it being a shame at a time of celebration, it’s just not a good idea to start your new year crying or feeling sad - it’s said that this sets the tone for the rest of the year.

6. A lemon and some noise

It’s a noisy night for good reason: fireworks, bells, whistles and unabashedly loud clamor are said to ward off evil spirits and thoughts. And hanging lemons in doorways is another old-fashioned tradition designed to keep that good energy flowing.

7. Avoid crying cats
If you hear cats mewing, run in the opposite direction to avoid that bad omen. And even if you’re not superstitious, running away is probably a natural response to that awful sound….

8. Open the doors
Open your doors and windows to let the new year come in and send the old one out! New Year’s Day is about fresh beginnings, so let that fresh air and energy breeze in.

These are just the tip of the iceberg, but will certainly start your year off just right.

Have a very happy new year!!! Prost Neujahr ! See you in 2019....

Thursday, December 27, 2018

They say laughter is the best medicine...

Laughing affects your emotions, which in turn affects your cardiovascular health. When you laugh the tissues of the inner lining of your blood vessels expand, which increases your blood flow. When blood flow is increased, mental stress decreases.
Some people make you crazy...oh wait is it me that is crazy?

Life is too short to take it so seriously all the time. Think back to the days of childhood and remember how enjoyable those times were - not because we didn’t have as much responsibility (maybe we thought we did at the time), but because we took more time to enjoy ourselves. There are situations we can’t control, but we still stress about them. Try laughing, instead, and see how it makes you feel.
A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know the man, don’t bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, or seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you’ll get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he’s a good man.
elves should never drink

All I claim to know is that laughter is the most reliable gauge of human nature.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

...Night falls, I'm wide awake...

“Envy, after all, comes from wanting something that isn't yours. But grief comes from losing something you've already had.” 

...And demons wave the white flag for me...I have no right to want you and I knew that my heart was gonna lose and I envy what she has.

Night falls, I'm wide awake,wishing I could call you,I'm too used to hearing all about your day...but now you do not have much to say...I envy her when you talk. So I will let age, not envy, draw wrinkles on my cheeks and wish you well as tears wash away what I cannot have.

"If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one; and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom." Lord Byron

Don't wait. If it's not right, move on. In Poker, you have also a few opponents. It’s a competition. The strongest one wins. It is a combination of strategy, timing and chances. In real life, it’s the same. You have also a certain amount of money that you are ready to gamble. In real life, don’t compromise your integrity to do anything to please the other person.

Remember that Poker is a game, so is life. Don’t take things too seriously, you might end up losing everything.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...

...Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Make the Yuletide gay
From now on, our troubles will be miles away
Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow
So hang a shining star upon the highest bough
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
From now on, our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now

Monday, December 24, 2018

May you find some comfort here

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance For the break that will make it ok There's always some reason to feel not good enough And it's hard at the end of the day I need some distraction oh beautiful release Memories seep from my veins They may be empty and weightless and maybe I'll find some peace tonight
In the arms of an Angel fly away from here
 From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
 You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
 You're in the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here  
So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn There's vultures and thieves at your back The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies That you make up for all that you lack It don't make no difference, escaping one last time It's easier to believe In this sweet madness, oh this glorious sadness That brings me to my knees

In the arms of an Angel fly away from here
 From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear
 You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie
 You're in the arms of an Angel; may you find some comfort here  

A touch of your hand says you'll catch me if ever I fall
Now you say it best when you say nothing at all

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Star Light, Star Bright!!!

Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight,
I wish I may, I wish I might,
Have this wish I wish tonight.

I am working on my new loft hideaway and still have to figure out what I want in there. Hopefully friends will come and visit me there. 

relaxing on one of my gacha finds
time to wrap up a few last minute gifts.
Singing: When you're feeling sad and lonely there's a service I can render.
Tell the one who loves you only, I can be so warm and tender.
Call me, don't be afraid you can call me, maybe it's late but just call me.
Call me and I'll be around.
When its seems your friends desert you, there's somebody thinking of you.
I'm the one who'll never hurt you, maybe it's because I love you.
Call me, don't be afraid you can call me, maybe it's late but just call me.
Call me and I'll be around.
Now don't forget me, 'cause if you let me, I will always stay by you.
You got to trust me, that's how it must be, there's so much I can do.
If you call, I'll be right with you, you and I should be together.
Take this love I long to give you, I'll die at your side forever, call me, call me.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Dancing in high heels....

Just wave your hands up in the air like you do not care. Glide by the people as they start to look and your dance, do your dance.
After all that dancing in heels, your feet can hurt pretty bad. No worries if you have a hand that can rub them a little. All better!!!
"They say you should tape your 3rd and 4th toes together as it takes the pressure off the ball of your foot. There is a nerve that splits between these two toes and by limiting the pressure placed on it, it can reduce the sensation of pain."

Wear your heels around the house before a night out to get a feel for them. This is particularly helpful while breaking in a new pair of stilettos, as you can suss out where the shoes might rub. One way to deal with this is to put on thick socks with your shoes before a night out and blow dry the area where the shoes might rub for half a minute, which would help the shoe to expand and stretch. Another method is to fill plastic bags with water and place them in your shoes, then put them in a freeze. The ice will help stretch out the shoes, making those nasty rubbing blisters a thing of the past!

Thursday, December 20, 2018

What hair do you wear?

We were just discussing hairstyles and comparing what looks 
Your personality is one of those things that your hair can reveal about you. Your crown of hair is one of the first things that people notice about you when you meet. What is your hair telling other people about you?

Curls have more fun. or at least that’s the personality trait that people most often associate with curly hair. People with curls are more likely to be seen as wild, exciting and energetic.

A wavy hairstyle is viewed as a fun personality too. Those with waves are more likely to be dreamers and creative personalities. They are often physically active and outdoorsy too.

Those with straight hair seem to be viewed as a more refined personality. They are sociable, elegant, and calm.

What does your hair color reveal about your personality? These are some traits that people commonly associate with your personality:

* Red: Passionate, sexy, vivacious, outgoing, temperamental, and unique
* Blonde: fun-loving, bold, charming, sexy, outgoing, and physically active
* Brown: introverted, calm, smart, kind, funny, and successful
* Black: exotic, sensual, a go-getter, quick-witted, charming, and smart
* Silver: intelligent, bold, powerful, successful, and confident

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ladies night out...means what???

I had to research that a little because to me ladies night out means it is a night out with no men. What kind of fun would that be?

I found a variety of different definitions on the subject. The urban dictionary is very blunt and describes it like this: A planned occasion at night which involves skanky ladies that would do just about anything to see some serious desperate meat compete for their stanky ???. 

It's ladies night out so no meat allowed. It'll be a taco party,..minus the sour cream of course. 

A planned event, usually held at a cheesy Irish pub or dance club, where groups of females dress provocatively, flirt incessantly, dance badly, and accept free drinks from desperate single men. The event usually ends when one female passes out in her own vomit or when one of their boyfriends shows up.

In reality this is not don't have to go anywhere on ladies night and can just stay home and party there with your girlfriends. It is an opportunity to bitch about work, men and other women.

I remember the days as a teenager in Germany and we called it a fun afternoon. We got all our favorite junk food and sodas and sat in my room and gossiped about everybody and everything. We played our favorite tunes, tried out new dance moves and best of all laughed, laughed and laughed.

That is what it is all about to have some fun from the daily serious life of work and the stress that comes with it.

Indulge in some fun today!!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Reindeer games

We all have heard of Rudolph with shiny nose aglow
And how he saved Christmas in the fog and snow.
The story makes a hero of that reindeer on the ice,
But how he got there is a story that is not so nice.
We are told the other reindeer laughed and called him names
And furthermore, they wouldn't let him play in reindeer games.

Worse yet, it seems that Santa made not one objection.
He let them bully Rudolph, gave him no protection.
It wasn't until he had need one dark and starless night
That Santa paid attention, began to set things right.
Although he'd been mistreated, Rudolph said he'd go
To guide Santa's sled through the fog and snow.

But what if angry Rudolph on that cold, dark night
Replied, "I've had it pal. Go and fly a kite."
Then if lacking Rudolph, Santa lost his way,
Think of all the sadness upon Christmas day.
But Rudolph was forgiving and that is good to see.
He made it so the children got gifts beneath their tree.

Of course, the reindeer loved him when he gained Santa's favor.
But somehow that story seems just a bit off flavor.
Rudolph is an offshoot of the ugly duckling story
Wherein a blemish is transformed into a badge of glory.

Yet in our world, such transformations are indeed most rare.
Most challenges are lasting, not easy to repair.

We are not told if Santa punished Rudolph's peers
Or if the reindeer loved him all the passing year.
Did they make him captain of the reindeer games,
Or return to bullying and calling him bad names?

If reindeer nature is like human nature, we 
It might take more than one dark night to redeem Rudolph's nose.
Let's hope the Christmas spirit put everything aright,
That Rudolph's still a hero when moon and stars shine bright.

Be kind to each other and forgive!!!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Let me take you on a trip

Let me take you on a trip
Around the world and back
And you won't have to move
You just sit still
Now let your mind do the walking
And let my body do the talking
Let me show you the world in my eyes

Now let your mind do the walking
And let my body do the talking
Let me show you the world in my eyes

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Christmas Giveaway by Jake Vordun (Santa)

Jake Vordun from Fancy Decor did it again and was Santa to so many residents in Second Life. The wait was long and it was laggy but it was worth it all. I was impressed how patiently people waited in line without pushing (unless lag related) or cutting in line.

Sunday, December 16 at noon SLT to get 1 free item of choice from Fancy Decor! I got there at 1:36PM. Fancy Decor has so many nice items and it is hard to decide what to get. I have purchased many items from there before. I also love (did I say LOVE) the museum here. It is absolutely art. 

Woot, I finally got my gift at 2:33 which was an hour after I arrived.
[14:33] Jake Vordun: hi!
[14:33] Jake Vordun: What would you like?
[14:33] Anjelikka: I would like the platform adult bed or a handsome elf
[14:33] Emery Milneaux: imgaythough
[14:33] Jake Vordun: Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!
[14:33] Emery Milneaux: sorry
[14:33] Second Life: Jake Vordun gave you Fancy Decor: Platform Bed (Adult).
[14:33] Anjelikka: thank you so very much
[14:33] Jake Vordun: I can't help you with a handsome straight elf.

I guess I have to look for the elf somewhere else.

My new bed. Thank you Jake so very much for this. 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Holiday Parties

Holiday Party for the Club Staff and Family
With the holiday season just around the corner, the planning of office festivities is already well under way for many companies. But with everything from the #MeToo movement to legal cannabis to budget cuts, some business owners may be considering eliminating the holiday office party all together. Despite the potential pitfalls, there are good reasons why it’s important to keep to tradition and celebrate the season with employees.

Holiday Ball at Totally 80s
If you do go to a Holiday Party where you work, enjoy yourself and be grateful that you are part of a group of people that recognize you. The holidays are all about family and friends and without them you end up being lonely and become a Grinch.
Sometimes the nicest friends show up and support you and that will make your day/night. 
Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, December 14, 2018

The Sci Fi Expo

The Sci Fi Mini Expo is a charity events for The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Second Life. Registration fees, sponsorship, donation vendor items, and donations made at kiosks are paid to Relay for Life of Second Life.

The 2018 Mini Expo grounds will be open throughout the Fall and Winter, from approximately Halloween to New Years, with the main event days from December 10 to 23.

There is so much to see, so take your time. Pick up some free gifts for your inventory. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

And no one seems to notice...

“Betrayed and wronged in everything,
I’ll flee this bitter world where vice is king,
And seek some spot unpeopled and apart
Where I’ll be free to have an honest heart.” 

― Molière, The Misanthrope

No one always tells the truth,
Everyone likes better to lie,
No one keeps their promises,
That they would keep me alive,
No one wants to see the tears,
But they're not afraid to make,
No one wants to watch me crumble,
Though honesty they'll fake
I'm sure you've heard a hundred times,
But sorrow please let me be,
Just a day I want to live that I don't think of home,
Because here I'm by myself a lot, 
Once I was never alone,
You'd think by now these impressions would fade,
But they're set here to linger,
I have self inflicted scars from my elbow to my finger,
Nothing ever happens, no one even sees,
That behind this curtain is the broken, bloodied me,

And no one seems to notice,
No one seems to care,
They've heard this story,
Too many times,
To give a single hair,
I hope someday I'll find my smile,
That seemed to run away.