I’m currently in reality sat here with my hair in my hair towel and just fiddling with my phone. Yup, living the dream as the saying goes.
Not really. My dream would be right now on a warm day sat on a beach, the sun beating down and enjoying a day out with family and friends close together. Laughter, smiles, good food and nothing to worry about.
Reality is I’m sat here, it’s mid November and I’ve been at home for nearly 8 months. Going out and about in a very limited way and mainly to stock up or get some small amount of excercise.
The sun is not shining and the sky is grey.
My health is at odds with it all and fact is, I’m still going to smile. I’m alive and I have food on my table and life still will go on.
Tomorrow is always another day and we can sit and look at all the negatives if we choose to. Or we can look at our positives and look forward to the next day.
Why am I writing this? Because even I need to remind myself that every day is a good day, even though it doesn’t match what my expectation may have been.
Life is not all black and white. It’s full of many shades.
This a fun & playful light Twerk groove performance captured by Jasmine Shannon.
Paragon Facts: In the USA, Twerking is a popular booty shaking style of dance that evolved from the New Orleans style of hip-hop known as “bounce” from the bounce music scene in the 1980s. The word “twerking” first appeared on record in the song “Do the Jubilee All” by DJ Jubilee in 1993, in which he chanted, “Twerk baby, twerk baby, twerk, twerk, twerk.
Originally danced to “Big Ole Freak” by Megan Thee Stallion. Tempo = 71.50 BPM
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Former NBA Portland Trailerblazers dancer
Twerk Instructor for West Coast Queen of Twerk & recording artist Lexy Panterra.
Dancer in Angel – Blessings Remix (Official Video) ft. French Montana, David
Some days I feel like a change and I mix it up a little with my various avatars.
The day I took this photo I had gone to my Kalhene avatar and shot this photo. I have considered really I need to name her.
After all she at least deserves that . I haven’t settled on her “look” yet but I feel she is a Dolores.
Will she become a video character? Quite possibly if I can somehow get my voice to come up with another sound for her.
It’s not easy maintaining a vocal for my characters as often I flip into each character and have to remind myself which one I am.
Harriet, Thelma and Beverley I have an ability to revert to when I need to. Va Gina is still a hard one to be and something I’m still working on. It’s possible her vocals may change slightly as it’s harder to maintain her when I’m a naturally higher pitched person.
Often I’m a little nervous to talk about things and my one side of my head says keep it to yourself Liz. But then the other is a pretty open book and feels that a problem aired and shared is less of a problem.
Yes I have two little liz heads on my shoulders at all times. I’m not actually sure which is the smart one. But it doesn’t really matter.
Today I’m doing a little vlog about me. Well to be fair most are usually. Oh and excuse the sudden stream alerts. I’ve been trying to work out what’s wrong with my scheduling.
Welcome to another week of life!!! Leap out of bed and celebrate that your alive, even if you feel stuck in lockdown.
I’ll be honest my leap is pretty low and my landing sounds like a herd of cattle rampaging past.
Anyone else find they cannot stop eating this year? Seriously it’s like I’m a bear who needs to eat so I can hibernate.
In saying that pretty soon I won’t be able to drag my extra lard around and I’ll end up turning into the flotation device when the next great flood comes. Or I’m chow for the rabid dogs when the next ice age rolls over
Most people I know are saying similar things and I’m glad I’m not that alone in this because food and me are not good friends. We are lovers!!!
Still in my pretend existence, I’m lithe and athletic and can dance like the professionals. I’ll have that!
Have a great day and it’s never as bad as you think. ❤️
Saturday and I’m still waiting for my week to end. The past week or so I have been pretty hectic with reality work and union stuff.
The virtual more or less squeezed in wherever I can. I’ve had to put a notice in my auto response to try let people know that and how I’m not able to kick back and relax when I log in.
Even though we are in a lockdown again (although you wouldn’t know it by the way people are behaving) I’m still making sure my social media free time is being a priority. That said weekends I tend to try and refrain from it where I can, but this weekend I have so much to catch up on and that includes watching others works or reading blogs I have missed out on.
Thus later today, in between filming and housework and such, I will sit down like my avatar and do some you tube watching and read a few blogs I have missed out on lately.
Sadly there are only so many hours in any given day, we need to use them wisely.
Im in the midst of also trying to improve my pc and removing things and juggling them around to see if it runs better. ie freeing up some space.
I visited Bridges by Cica Ghost and of course made a video.
It’s not really something many care to watch, destination videos. However I love to film because many destinations don’t last the lifetime and disappear. It’s my way of showcasing some of the amazing places to visit in second Life and preserving them in visual form, to be seen way after they disappear.
Call it a catalogue of memories.
Today’s outfit is courtesy of I M Collection and the pose from PoseAble.
As I flick through my magazine I ponder today. Today is Monday and it’s not a great day. The week has started so bad and to be honest I really want to curl up in a corner and just pretend it hasn’t happened yet. Maybe rock back and forth and howl a bit too.
I made a mistake at work today which I could kick myself hard for. It was a simple mistake that any human under stress could make.
Then of course there was the message I sent to a colleague which was fun and tongue in cheek asking why she wasn’t at work and joking she was having a jolly good time. Turns out her dad died last week. Something a few people knew but wasn’t shared and so I stuck my size 6’s in and made things just that much more worse. Do I feel bad right now? Yes very much so.
Then it was the flu jab. I’m sure that will hurt tomorrow.
Then I learnt tonight an old work colleague took his life around 2 weeks ago. Far too young and a whole life laid ahead he should have lived still.
This is life. It’s not a fantasy. So let me find a nice tree to lay under while I contemplate tomorrow being any better.
I actually kinda feel these dances and I’d say because they’re so positively cute and fun.
Right now I really embrace the distraction of fun and I’m not averse to featuring dances over and over again when I feel them.
Today the world feels a little different with the last 24 hours and either way whatever you believe or wanted it’s really dumb to trash others views. ie the truly toxic insults I’ve been seeing hurled around Facebook in both my rl and my virtual realms.
Let’s face it that dude is a meme that keeps on giving but that’s him. He has always been that meme.
Hating on each other is pretty toxic and petty and really aren’t we all allowed in our democratic world to have freedom of thought and expression? That doesn’t mean to freely bestow hatred because of peoples choices or political leanings. Smile then move on.
Winners or losers. It’s about being good humans and accepting we don’t all agree in this world.
Wouldn’t it be a really dull place if we did? Enjoy the memes but forgive the rights to have choice.
Win or lose well and carry on. Our virtual worlds are a place to drop this and forgive and just crack on with friendship.
5 funky unisex friendly K-Pop dances performance captured by K-Pop dance cover artist Annie Joo based on her social media K-Pop cover of BTS’s “Dynamite” Original choreography by Son Sungdeuk Originally danced to “Dynamite” by BTS. Tempo = 114.0 BPM
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Annie is the dance director for Koreos, a UCLA K-Pop dance cover crew that has 692k subscribers on YouTube. Although Annie has extensive foundation in dance through ballet, she made the crossover into K-pop dances and manage to stand out among her peers. She is an aspiring social media influencer.