For the Love of Earth – Day 5

Ahhh, the day of love. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

Personally, I believe we should share our love 24-7-365, so this day is just another day to say I LOVE YOU to my Bae.

Over the week, I’ve shared many reasons why I love my sweetie, and today, instead of talking a lot, I will be sharing pictures of my beloved and me… AND rockin’ some wares of my love!

It was so much fun to look through the, literally, 100s of photos I have to pick a few to share in this post. I smiled a lot, and in viewing them, they made me realize that Bae and I have done “this” right. What is THIS? This relationship thing. We started as friends, having fun and learning about each other. We moved into dating monogamously, and again, continued to learn about each other, have fun, and provide a lot of encouragement and positivity to one another’s endeavors. We then, finally, moved into a marriage that works VERY well for us… our personalities, our wants and needs.

Whenever I part from Earth, I tell her I love her. It’s automatic, but in looking throughout this week at why I love her, I felt that love in my chest, and it made me smile. I’m lucky to have a better-half that rocks as hard as granite as my EarthyPoo.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Baebaebae!

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Items in bold and red below were created by my Bae!

  • Top: Bowie Nu – Red [purchase]
  • Pants: **GizzA** Flax Pants [Black] [purchase]
  • Shoes: N-core SENSE Xtremeheel [purchase]
  • Hair: Iconic IroquisTOO Mono [purchase]
  • Nails: Manicures – Glitters (Texture Change via Hud) – 8 in 1 [purchase]
  • Earrings: Big As Ankhs – Red [purchase]
  • Bangles: MM – Onyx [purchase]
  • Necklace: .:A&M:. My Favorite Necklace – Black Pearls [purchase]
  • Ring: (EN) Honey Bee – Black [purchase]
  • Handbag: Times Sq. (Muerto) – Black [purchase]
  • Poses: Frisky Dork pack from aDORKable [purchase]
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A Cause Worth Taking Part In: The Homeless Awareness Hunt

As much as I love all the wonderful, fun, exciting things we can do in Second Life, I find myself that much more passionate and excited about those things we can do in Second Life that benefit first life, too. When I was in a sorority in-world, we used our platform to raise awareness (and funds) for Fibromyalgia. I have written about and given to charities in-world for breast cancer awareness, for those affected by the tsunami that devastated Japan in 2011, and to the organization To Write Love on Her Arms.

When my beloved wifey, Earth Nirvana-Charisma, told me about a new hunt that raised awareness for homelessness, I knew I wanted to talk to its creator.

Enter Joshuan Banx… and the Homeless Awareness Hunt.

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I talked to Joshuan at length about the issues of homelessness, like the stigma attributed to those who find themselves homeless, before we talked about what he was creating in-world to bring awareness to this plight of so many people.

The Homeless Awareness Hunt that Banx created kicked off August 15, 2013, and it runs until September 15. Presented by Mental Health Awareness Retreat and sponsored by AMERICAN BAZAAR, ..:HC Creations:.., cStar Limited, and :Sugar:, the hunt does so much more than provide a wonderful hunt that will feature creations, such as tents, cardboard boxes, homeless clothes, etc.; as Joshuan told me, “The goal of the hunt is to raise awareness on homelessness especially in correlation to mental health illness.”

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One of the most intriguing events of the Homeless Awareness Hunt, and one I plan to check out as soon as this article is posted, is the event’s exhibition [here’s your limo to the exhibition!]. Joshuan tells me this is one of the things to experience during the hunt. Running throughout the course of the hunt, the exhibition has many resources on homelessness especially in correlation to mental health.

Other wonderful events provide participants the opportunity to talk with one another, learn new skills, and partake in some musical entertainment, among other things.

Every Saturday at 1 p.m. SLT, throughout the month of August and beginning of September, there will be meetings where participants can come together to tell stories and discuss topics related to homelessness.

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Those people who are interested in photography, might check out the photography class being held August 24 where people can learn photography professionally and can even earn money from it.

On August 31, participants can discuss ways that people can help homelessness, especially in relations to mental health, and on September 7, an Introduction to Scripting class will be held.

September 14, the day before the hunt concludes, there will be a sleep out with performers Prowess Rayna (1 p.m. SLT), Eio Tuqiri (2 p.m. SLT), and Twostep Spiritweaver (3 p.m. SLT). There will be cardboard boxes out and sleeping bags in hopes to raise awareness to homelessness.

To learn more about the Hunt… and to take part in all of its engaging activities, you can check out the Mental Health Awareness Retreat, a safe haven that provides both RL and SL resources for various mental health issues, such as PTSD, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Anorexia, Anxiety, Autism, Abuse, Suicide, Psychosis, OCD, Agoraphobia, while raising awareness and breaking stigma. Or, you can jump right on into the hunt.

Latest Piece for SL Enquirer Is LIVE– On SL Experiences

Hey y’all. I have to chuckle. Some days, my Maryland wants to come out of me with a Hey guys, and sometimes: Hey y’all.

I’m bilingual, y’all guys. Ha!

OK, enough of the sillies.

My latest article for The SLE Enquirer is live. When I went through the assignment logs and saw this topic, I knew I had to pick it. Essentially, I had to interview someone about their SL experience. This is one of my favorite things to do, PERIOD, article or no, so it had to go DOWN.

First person I asked was a special girlfriend of mine, Sweetz Fierenza.

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She’s the hottie tottie between me and my wifey, Earth.

How special is she? When I see her online, I immediately write: /me stabs stabs

Stabbing is my way of giving her a love-hug. LOL

We’re not right… but we kinda are.

Sweetz had some insightful things to say about her 4.5 years in Second Life. Please… take the time to check out the article and share it! MUAH Thanks in advance! ❤

 

What’s Going On, You Guys?

Well, well, well, look who came home. LOL

Yeah, after a billion years, I’m making a presence on my blog.

First life totally jacked me up and took me hostage. Been working on dissertation, been editing clients’ projects, been trying to work on my own writing, and have been busy trying not to go crazy.

I have been in SL, however–loving on my beautiful and talented wifey, working with Unity Productions as we wrapped up performances of The Misfits. We’re about to start work on our next production, the story of Esther. I’m excited about it. Will tell more once I know more.

In addition, I’m slowly getting back into my SL writing with The SL Enquirer. I have two pieces upcoming: an interview with an SL resident about their experience(s) in-world, and an interview with Joshuan Banx, who is putting together the Homeless Awareness Hunt that kicks off next month.

I just published on SLE a press release for my better-half, Earth Nirvana-Charisma’s upcoming hunt, The Best Foot Forward Hunt. Definitely check it out. If you are a vendor, consider participating. If you’re a hunter, be ready to hunt, hunt, hunt!

I plan to come back sooner (than later) and put up posts to let you know what’s going on in my neck of the sluniverse, and to show you some PICS! Y’all know I love pics! In fact, I had to leave you with one (or two). I actually dressed (been wearing the same ‘fit for over a week – LOL) for this pic…because of you…because I love y’all. LOL

Be good. Do good.

The dress [called Pocket Breeze] is by one of my fave designers, Caelia Bellic and her shop, Cae.B.

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And a just because…

VDAY: Why My Wifey Rocks!

I always hear people talking about how their sweetie is the best one ever. Although I’ve always believed my wifey was the best, I now know without a shadow of a doubt that she’s the best because she gave me a VDay Moment to remember!

What did she have planned?

A hunt! LOL

As a wonderful designer of women’s and men’s wares and women’s jewelry [here’s her blog – check her out!], she’s always participating in hunts, so she decided, what better way to give her girlie things than to make her work for them in a hunt! LOL She even took the time to blog out the info like she’d do for one of her hunts: [HERE]

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It started at our home, where she had set up a cute table with chocolates, a pic of us, and champagne, as well as my first note (the big pic) that allowed me to go to her site, read about the hunt, and go on my journey. The journey took me around our home, our work locale, her shop, and then our work area again.

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My lovely lovely is a sneaky somebody, so I was like hmmm the whole time. LOL.

Across different locales, Bae had placed ten gifts (some “gifts” had as many at ten gifts inside!). She provided me with hints, and I had to go a-searching.

First stop landed me at my spot, Charisma Productions, where I found a few of a cute double-heart items.

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behind the coffee pot

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atop a board that links to a short film I directed

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behind the slurpee machine at our personal movie theater

Then I was back at our house for a few finds…

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beside our cute little bunny

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in our shower stall

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in our barbecue pit — needless to say, our love burns!

Then after finding several more gifts at Bae’s shop, the last stop landed me here…

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All I could do was smile at this…

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After finding everything, Bae and I sat with some champagne while I took out the gifts to see what I would be getting!

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I am such the lucky girl. Bae is a winner, and I’m so glad I realized that and put a ring on her!

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In the end, Bae got me a heap of great things, from jeans and tops to awesome boots, hair, and a crazy headdress!

This is the retro mesh dress she picked up for me!

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Needless to say, I’m about to figure out something equally fun and wonderful for her — just because she’s so wonderful!