New-to-me Meme: Time To Have Fun

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I am going to admit that I am not very imaginative. When Strawberry Singh’s Monday Meme came out this week I had to stop and think a bit. She has asked that we blog something we haven’t blogged before. So I set about to figure out what I could do that I hadn’t already done. I have done fashion posts, home & garden, landscape & location shoots, reviews, tutorials, commentary and even real-life photos. I was kind of stumped for what I could do.

That pretty much left me with a bottle of peroxide.

It is only as I am sitting here, writing the actual post after having shot and processed the photo, that I remembered that I have blogged myself as a blonde – and even for another challenge (insert blushy face here). I went blonde when I created my movie poster meme several months ago – one of my favourite challenges ever. I was also a male in that photo, another thought I had but eliminated since I had already shown my masculine side. I just didn’t recall that I had gone blonde for the other half of that picture. So I’m going to discount it, since I wasn’t really me in that shot – I was Meg Ryan.

I have always said I have a recessive blonde gene, so I am going to use that as a defense and go ahead and post this 😀

In case you want to play along or check out other entries, here are the details:

Blog something you’ve never blogged before and/or something you normally wouldn’t blog. This is more of a photography themed meme, with a focus on visuals of the item(s) you’ve never blogged before, however, if you prefer to make it a written meme and just write about something you normally wouldn’t write about, that’ll work as well. Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments (of this post) and share your images in the blog memes flickr group.

I’m not convinced that blondes have more fun, but it felt perfectly natural when I walked into a wall after donning my platinum wig 😉

Pretty stuff I’m wearing:

Top: GizzA – Spiky Fur [Black] by Giz Seorn
Skirt: Blokc Asym Skirt (blk) by Giana Paine
Necklace: =Zenith=Azure Teal Stone Necklace(Golden) by Miffyhoi Rosca (available at FaMESHed)
Hair: Magika [Hair] Awake by Sabina Gully
Skin: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Cherry Lips MEB C2 by Hart Larsson
Eye Makeup: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Smokey Eyes by Hart Larsson
Brows: [PXL] Creations – [PXL] JADE SK Eyebrows: Blonde by Hart Larsson
Hands: Slink Mesh Hands (av) Casual by Siddean Munro
Hand applier:[PXL] Creations – [ PXL ] Slink HandApplier SK by Hart Larsson
Nails: Izzie’s – Slink Avatar Enhancement – FINGERNAILS (metallic)

Pose: Eternal Dream Poses – *ED* Generation Girl 08 by Fata Boa

Berrywinter’s Monday Meme “Hope”: Bending Over Backwards

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It is a horrible feeling. When you have bent over backwards, cried until the tears seem to have forged a permanent track down your face and still you keep getting hit by heartache and disaster. When you dread getting up in the morning, filled with fear of what calamity you may face today. It is a point in your life when you wonder if there is ever going to be a ray of sunshine amidst the clouds that seem to perpetually hang over your head.

And yet, each day you do get up, you do face the challenge and you do go on. There is only one reason we find that strength, and that is through Hope.

I took this photograph yesterday, planning to use it in my blog, but not sure what I would write about. However, our dear friend Berry, who normally sets our Monday Meme has had a very painful experience. She didn’t feel up to posting a Meme topic herself this week, so her dear friend, Winter Jefferson, did it for her. The photo seemed to be fitting.

This challenge is, in his words:

Take a few moments on your blogs or chosen social media to tell us about a time you faced your own personal nadir. When were you at your lowest point? How did you pull through and triumph to become the dazzling specimen of humanity you are today? When you reached out… who was there to help you back up again?

What gave you hope?

Please, share your stories with Berry and the community – link them in the comments below (of this post) when you are done. Words, pictures, even interpretive dance. Let’s see what we’ve all gotten through, and maybe we can celebrate that the person on the feeds next to you is stronger than you ever imagined.

As Winter says, this is very personal. It is a meme that I could have easily skipped, if I had let my own fear stand in the way. You see, I have skipped a few memes when I found them “too hard.” They have usually involved interviewing someone, and that meant that I had to ask someone for help. I’m not good at that; and it is a trait that has nearly left me helpless – and hopeless – on more than one occasion. But this time, I am going to share – to try to give back a bit to Miss Berry, who has been such a positive influence on me, and so many others in Second Life. So she can see that there is hope, despite the feeling that it has somehow disappeared.

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