Road Show   Leave a comment

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Valerie 2.6 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Sovereign eyes (Fjord)
  • Hair: rezology Noir
  • Ensemble: Belle Epoque Diamonds (gown, gloves, shawl and clutch)
  • Shoes: Lamu Fashion-Shoe MAITREYA HIGH R
  • Jewelry (all by Chop Zuey): Ice Queen ring; Icicles earrings, necklace and ring; Ling-Ling bracelet
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: .kosmetik Thick Cat Liner.glitter (Omega, slot 5)
    • Lashes: FATElashes v2.0
    • Lipstick: .kosmetic High Shine Lipstick.companion (Omega, slot 4) [NOTE: .kosmitic reverses the buttons on their Omega appliers; the strip that says “All zones” is actually the default zone, and vice versa.]

Winter Interlude   Leave a comment

A lovely long gown, and the complete, sinful luxury of heavy “furs” in a hat and stole, all on a winter day — what more could one ask?

One note here:  Belle Epoque’s gown has its own arms, so you’ll need to mask out your own arms if you get this package.  In fact, I needed to mask most of my body, except for a slice from below my neck to my breasts.  So don’t worry too much about your elaborate library of poses, outside of favorite stances on your legs.  In compensation, the gown and furs are HUD driven, so you have a selection of colors and fur types to choose from.  I have a taste for grey fox, so ….

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The details:

  • Head: Akeruka Camille 2.5 Bento
  • Body and feet: Maitreya Lara 4.1
  • Eyes: IKON Hope (Sapphire)
  • Hair: Argrace Wakana
  • Outfit, hat and shoes: Belle Epoque Cold Outside (HUD outfit includes fur shawl, rare, available via Pocket Gacha @ L$50/play, or purchase entire package @ L$3,000)
  • Jewelry: GeWunjo Emma gold necklace and earrings
  • Makeup:
    • Eyeshadow: SlackGirl Clair (Akeruka, slot 2)
    • Lashes: thick head system lashes, supplemented with FATElashes 2.0
    • Lipstick: .kosmetik Lustre Lipstick.runway (Omega, slot 4 [use ALL ZONES; buttons are reversed)

Photographed in Serena Salina region

Real Life Intervenes   Leave a comment

It seems like 2017 is going out like a snapping turtle for us here:  evil, wicked, mean and nasty.  I’m needing to replace a washing machine, and find a fresh van after a hit-and-run yesterday on someone else’s car popped theirs over the curb … and dropped it onto the front end of mine.  Nobody was inside — especially my daughter, who was borrowing it to do laundry from the washing-machine problem — and I haven’t heard of anybody killed yet, though I haven’t gone over the accident report.  But I’ll be in recovery mode for several days yet.

Jem is reporting some issues as well, so don’t count on anything from the blog unless we’re lucky.  (Diana doesn’t write, and Conan prefers not to, but we’ll see.)  Wish us luck for fast clawbacks!

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Happy Holidays From Jem   1 comment

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Merry Christmas 2017   1 comment

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Christmas Eve Special: Crosby and Bublé — Together Again For the First Time!   Leave a comment

While checking around for goodies on YouTube, I ran across this piece done by Michael Bublé on the Global Network in his native Canada.  Enjoy a special video, everyone.

Christmas Eve 2017   1 comment

From 2016.  But this year of 2017, my annual tradition has even more meaning than before.  My son is now 18 years old, and my daughter 22 and newly graduated from college, and the turmoils of the world make me fear for them both.  Please read all the way through for my personal message from last year.

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As always, Around the Grid upholds its Christmas Eve tradition — here is Bing Crosby and David Bowie from 1977, performing their famous duet, “The Little Drummer Boy / Peace on Earth.”  This was the last Christmas special Bing did before his death.

Almost every time I write an article in these pages, I use my “signature” graphic, which bids you all peace.  It has several meanings for me:  the earthly dream, sung of by two wonderful musicians above, and the more lasting, eternal peace we greet each other with in the Episcopal Church (as well as other liturgical churches).  Peace on earth has been a dream for my generation — those of us who still remember our dreams of that time — since our youth in the Sixties and Seventies, and sought by people of goodwill around the world for hundreds of generations.

Nearly forty years after these singers, now both sadly dead, performed this song — which has become a holiday classic in its own right — the world still reels on through conflict and hatred, and the dream of peace among all peoples seems elusive, more of a pipe dream than a reality.  But I have to believe that there is still hope for peace — both the kind we think of, between each other, and the sharing of the true peace of God, “which passes all understanding,” no matter how each of us perceives God in our minds and faiths.  Perhaps, on the day we achieve earthly peace, the peace of the Earthly Paradise will be made at last apparent to us all, and that other serenity become the true inheritance of us all ….

Every child must be made aware
Every child must be made to care
Care enough for his fellow man
To give all the love that he can

May you and yours have a merry, meaningful and — most of all — hopeful Christmas season.

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