(My Job’s on the) Shopping Block…

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Allie Munro summoned me to her office after I submitted my last article, and it became clear we had a slight difference of opinion.  I was very proud of my post: I looked good; I looked good in clothes from Grumble, Grumble; I talked about the ongoing Block 100 shopping event; I showed off a […]

Inside My Block Head…

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I’ve mentioned before that inside my own skull is a curiously random place to live.  And by ‘mentioned’ I mean lamented, harped upon, whined at length, et cetera, ad nauseum.  I received another example today.  My boss at Grumble, Grumble, one of my erstwhile sponsors, invited me down to the Depraved Nation Block 100 block […]

Feeling a bit beat up today…

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WHAT I’M WEARING: I feel like a neko hooker in this get up, like somewhere off-screen a large masculine neko with a bare chest, a felt fedora with a purple plume that escaped from the disco era, and very long claws is telling me, “Emily, don’t you dare come back without my money.”  If you can’t […]

I was picked! I was picked!

Insanity.  An interesting place to visit...

Insanity. An interesting place to visit…

WHAT I’M WEARING: I promised last post that this post would feature the new make up from Catriona Dagger and Body Bazaar that I got the opportunity to test out.  Here is the complete style card:

  • Shape: Gigi Teen from Kids5B
  • Skin: Viola (Milk) from WoW Skins.  (I figured a pale skin would also help the make-up show up better…)
  • Hair: Harmony from Tameless Hair.  (It is a color change hair, I’m wearing it in Sandy Blond.)
  • Dress: Tartan Dress from i love 13.
  • Shoes: Red Leather Kicks from Prozak.
  • Jewelry: Vaded from Ellabella, rings and bangles from Loka designs, source unknown nose ring.
  • Tattoo: In My Dreams from Orsini.
  • Makeup: Nature’s Kiss Eyeshadow and Liner from Body Bazaar.

    See the Eyeliner for Yourself.

    See the Eyeliner for Yourself.

WHERE I’M AT: Insanity.  It’s an art exhibit, and a fascinating place to explore and take selfies.  Come see for yourself!

Surreal and serene...

Surreal and serene…

WHAT’S ON MY MIND: My honest opinion of the eyeliner is that I like it, but do not necessarily love it.  With the skin I’m wearing, it looked a little heavy, reminiscent of younger girls who haven’t yet learned that less is more.  That said, I generally dress fairly extreme, so I’m game with the more-is-better approach and I found that it complemented the look I had going today.  For me, price would probably be the deciding factor, and the 50 L$ price that Catriona asked about in the survey sounded just about right, a fair price but not necessarily a great price.

WHAT’S ON MY RADIO: Today I just cannot get the song Angels by Within Temptation out of my head.  I got my hands on a copy of the lyrics, and I’m trying to memorize them so I can really belt it out, but I have to confess I just do not have as hauntingly beautiful a voice as Sharon den Adel.  Nevertheless, I keep on trying…



Pick Me! Pick Me!

Zippedy doo dah, zipped day!

Zippedy doo dah, zipped day!

WHAT I’M WEARING: Yep, that’s me looking all pretty and spring-like.  I semi-recently picked up an inexpensive ‘complete’ avatar, the Celine, from LC’s World of Fashion.  I finger-quote complete because this avatar was not actually complete.  The shape and skin were included, and they are cute, but even though the poster showed a cute blonde hair-do, I had to provide my own hair.  Likewise, the blouse I’m wearing was included, and some jeans, and some cute tattoos, but no shoes, and no bra.  (It hasn’t been that long since St. Patty’s Day, so I’m still willing to do the Erin-Go-Braless routine, but sometimes I actually do have to look respectable.)  The jeans that came with the outfit are falling off, so I swapped them out for a different pair of jeans.  Plus, I love accessories, so I wanted a few more than the avatar came with.  So my outfit ended up being…

  • Skin and Shape: Celine from LC’s World of Fashion.
  • Hair: Ema from Muchly & Muchness.
  • Blouse: LC’s world of Fashion.
  • Jeans: Tartan Bellbottoms from Blue Blood.
  • Shoes: White Converse from *JStyle.
  • Necklace: Old Padlock from Bite & Claw.
  • Lingerie: Peach bra and panties from Aimee Weber
  • Source Unknown Stuff: Hoop earrings, nose ring.
Some times it takes a lot of princes to find your frog...

Some times it takes a lot of princes to find your frog…

WHERE I’M AT: ‘Tentation Island’.  I’m pretty sure they meant Temptation Island, but I double-checked the coordinates and Tentation Island it is.  I’m in a lovely enchanted garden taking cute pictures, and on the other side of the hedge wall is a shopping mall.  Cuteness and shopping in one area… this really is a Tentation…

Here bunny, bunny, bunny!

Here bunny, bunny, bunny!

WHAT’S ON MY MIND: So, I wanted to put together a quick post or two because my interview with Roderick took for-bleepin’-ever.  (I’m not blaming him…books are just about my favorite subject ever, even more so than cute fashions and punk music, so I had an awful lot to say.)  And there, ‘Lo and Behold, in my Mailbox was a notice from the I love Models group that Catriona Dagger of Body Bazaar was going to try her hand at some new makeup and was looking for twenty guinea pigs, that is to say test victims, I mean volunteers, to try it out and fill out a quick survey about what they thought.  So I dropped her a note card saying I was interested and warning her that I am a blogger and that I won’t just fill out a card, I will take a few snaps and share them with the admittedly small, select, and elite portion of the world that follows Time Well Wasted.  Hence my title, because I’m hoping I will either be one of the first twenty respondents or that she will let me be number 21 because if I like it, I won’t just tell her, I’ll tell anyone who will listen.  Which is fewer than I might hope, but one detail at a time, right?

(UPDATE: When I logged back out of First Life to finish taking pictures and polishing this post, I already had a delivery box with the new makeup in it.  It will be a featured part of my look in the next quicky post coming soon.)

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, Here I am at Camp Grenada...

Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah, Here I am at Camp Grenada…

WHAT’S ON MY RADIO: The shuffle on my iPod was apparently in an 80′s sort of mood, so I’ve been listening to (Don’t Put Another Dime in the) Jukebox by the Flirts and I Love Rock N’ Roll by Joan Jett.  I am now conflicted, because I just can’t figure out whether I should or shouldn’t put that dime in the jukebox…

Maybe Almost Successful

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(The following is an excerpt from “Maybe Almost Successful: An Interview with Emily Marik” by Roderick Van Kirkenov.  Some of the questions were first posed in Strawberry Singh’s blog challenge, “The Book Meme.” ) RvK: (whimpering) Please don’t hurt me, please don’t hurt me, please don’t hurt me… EM: I feel like this interview may […]

Luck of the Irish, Punctuality of the Ecuadorians…

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Monday was St. Patrick’s Day.  Notice my use of the past tense ‘was’, indicating that St. Patrick’s day has passed, is finished, couldn’t voom if you put five million volts through it.  I meant to visit the Luck of the Irish gatcha fair for St. Patrick’s Day.  I meant to, but I ran a little […]