Sunday, September 14, 2008

Please Rock the Vote! If you haven't registered press the link on the lower left hand side of my webpage.

A Message for all women AND men.


This is the story of our Grandmothers
and Great-grandmothers.
They lived only 90 years ago.

Remember, it was not until 1920 that women were granted

the right to go to the polls and vote.

The women were innocent and defenseless.

They were jailed nonetheless for picketing

the White House and carrying signs

asking for the vote.

By the end of the night, they were barely alive.
Forty prison guards wielding clubs

with their warden's blessing went on a rampage

against the 33 women wrongly convicted of

'obstructing sidewalk traffic.'

(Lucy Burns)
They beat Lucy Burns.

They chained her hands to the cell bars above
her head and left her hanging for the night

She was bleeding and gasping for air.

  1. (Dora Lewis)
    They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell.
  2. They smashed her head against an iron bed
  3. and knocked her out cold.

    Her cellmate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead
    and suffered a heart attack.

    Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on
    Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the
    Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia
    ordered his guards to teach a lesson
    to the suffragists imprisoned there
    because they dared to picket

    Woodrow Wilson's White House
    for the right to vote.

    For weeks, the women's only water came
    from an open pail.

    Their food--all of it colorless slop--
    describe the guards grabbing, dragging,
    beating, choking, slamming, pinching,
    twisting and kicking the women.

(Alice Paul)
When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked
on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair,
forced a tube down her throat and
poured liquid
into her
until she vomited.
She was tortured like this for weeks until word
was smuggled out to the press.

So, refresh my memory.
Some women won't vote this year
-why, exactly?
We have carpool duties?
We have to get to work?
We have to get our nails done?

Our vote doesn't matter?
It's raining?

What would those women think of the way we use,
or don't use,
our right to vote?
All of us take it for granted now, not just
younger women.

It is shocking to know that Woodrow Wilson
and his cronies tried to persuade a psychiatrist
to declare Alice Paul insane so that she
could be permanently institutionalized.

It is inspiring that the doctor refused.

Alice Paul was strong, he said, and brave.
That didn't make her crazy.

The doctor admonished the men:
'Courage in women is often mistaken for insanity.'

We need to get out and vote and use this right
that was fought so
hard for by these
very courageous women.

However you vote -vote.

History is being made. Take part in it.

Be Insane~
Vote in the upcoming election.
Vote and excercise the right that these women won in courage.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

12 survive in Pure Cheesecake Contest

The six judges for the Pure Cheesecake Contest sponsored by Second Thoughts, DaeSkins and Gadget Gear had their work cut out for them on this Sunday, May 4th, 2008 when 28 lovely Pin Up Potentials were judged based on their look and comments on "Why you think you would be the best pick for one of the Pure Cheesecake works by Daequix?".

Answers ranged from contestant to contestant:
" I think I have a girl next door quality...", "....girly-girl with maybe just a smidge of tomboy", "I love everything and all things retro. people say I was born in the wrong era....", and "I am not "stick skinny", and I think that works well for the pin-up genre...". As you can see it had to be hard to choose with such great responses!

Voting took place today between 8am and 9pm SLT with 12 final "Cheesecake" Models selected by the 6 judges: Arteer Oliva, Solivar Scarborough, Caroline Apollo, Elexor Matador, Lumiere Noir and Rosmairta Kilara.

Congratulations to ALL contestants, it was a hard choice!

The Final 12 are: Abbie Reinard, Laynie Link, Bex Hathaway, Francesca Balogh, Griete Rasmuson, Halfpint Pennell, Kelly Bellman, Barrie Matova, Ozluna Innis, Trixie Bumbo, Shangreloo Kuhn, and Evariel Evelyn. (listed in no particular order)



Sunday, April 27, 2008

Kharisma_ New Release from DaeSkins

Kharisma....say you don't have it but you want it? Now you can....with one quick shopstop to DaeSkins on Lo Lo!

Kharisma comes available in Blonde, Brown, Red-Brown and Black brows and bits. Also available- shapes (as pictured) in 5'7 ", 5' 10" and 6'1" tall (copy only)

Endangered Species? You betcha!

The Great Boobrie is a mythical bird of the Scottish Highlands, haunting lakes and salt wells...similar in markings to the Great Northern Div......umm, wait. (spell check time) Heh.....k, I meant the great Boobie. Ooops?
Okay...I guess I can now say I've been a doofus for the cause but: It's for's for the fight against's ONLY 100 Lindens- now available at DaeSkins now (along with some other great RFL offerings and semi normal products! Please come check DaeSkins/Second Thoughts/Gadget Gear out on Lo Lo and across the SIM is Caroline's Jewelery with some more RFL offerings!

Pure Cheesecake/ Pin Up contest deadline approaching!

May 2nd, 2008 at Midnight (SLT) is the final moment for your entry into the Pure Cheesecake Pin Up contest being hosted by Second Thoughts/DaeSkins and Gadget Gear...all for fun.

Prizes! Events! Immortalized Beauty! All in one package! (k...taking off my used car sales hat and just going to talk)

If you're interested just drop by DaeSkins and click on the pic for info!

Ta for now!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Are you DaeSkins™ Next Pure Cheescake Model?

Cha-Cha-Cha....sis boom bah? Nope! Nope! Nope! this is the newest cheesy angle to get you buy absolutely NOTHING! Huh? Are we crazy or what? Well, yes we are but thats besides the point...

DaeSkins, Second Thoughts and Gadget Gear is sponsoring a contest to select 12 finalists to be featured in a Pin Up Artwork by Daequix Scarborough. This requires NO purchase. See? I told you we were crazy!
Submissions are due to Daequix Scarborough by May 2, 2008 at 12 Midnight SLT.
In order to be part of the contest:

1. a Notecard Titled: Pure Cheesecake_ (insert your Avatar Name here)
(for example- Pure Cheesecake_Daequix Scarborough)

2. On this notecard I'd like you to explain why you think you would be the best pick for one of the Pure Cheesecake Works by Daequix.

3. Also- enclose a full perm snapshot titled: Snapeshot: Pure Cheesecake_ (insert Avatar Name here). The photo must be an inworld snapshot (no photoshop or retouching photos) in your best pin up pose AND the skin/shape/hair you wish to use for your shots)! These photos must be full perm ONLY to allow the judges to select.

(no pornography, tasteful nudity is allowed. Please keep it non explicit :)...I have boobs and cookies too I don't need to see yours up close. Tyvm! ;) )

No purchase is required from Second Thoughts, DaeSkins or Gadget Gear. (though it is ALWAYS appreciated) Purchasing from any of the named stores will have no bearing on the results of the contest.

There will be an initial 12 girls selected for the Pure Cheesecake series.
Each will be required to sign a model release with Daequix and will discuss in person the details with her.

6 Judges will be selected to assist with selection of the models.

What will you receive as one of the 12 selected initial Cheesecake Models:

- a personal signed copy of yourself as a Pure Cheesecake Pin Up created by Daequix Scarborough
- any outfits required will be furnished for your session and yours to keep
- $L1000 gift certificate from DaeSkins/Second Thoughts/Gadget Gear



Sunday, April 13, 2008

29 Flirty New Animations_ Lollipop Pak!

Lollipop! Whee.....Flirtie! Girlie! And all together cutie!! 29 new Animations are included in this Megapak all for $L1300. You can also pick and choose ( choosie I don't care!) and purchase individual animations for $L50!

To preview the entire Lollipop Pak head on over to
Second Thoughts/DaeSkins at Lo Lo !!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Viva la Raza, Louis!

I've been gone from Second Life for about a week now except for chance moments here and there, and a bit of time to cheer in the Launch Day Party of Relay for Life 2008 Second Life style.

I have a 2 stores laying fallow waiting for me to decorate them and get product set up. I have my current show running at Avatrait that I've been a small part of. I have puppies to feed here in RL, a man to love, and a son to survive. But...for me honestly the world has stood still in the past week. And the little things in life, just seem even smaller right now. My family has seen me literally run in for a few moments to change or sleep over the last 4 days, and then run out. We've exchanged texted, "I love you", "I'll be a bit longer, don't wait up", "He's hanging on here". Why?

One of my best friends in first world has been in the midst of losing her father, Louis to Prostate Cancer. We were with her when he was brought on Hospice about 6 months ago. We are all Hospice Nurses. We deal with loss, and death every day of our lives. We comfort others, we listen, we help people get through the roller coaster of a ride that losing someone is.

This past week...has been unbelievably hard. We have listened, talked, hugged, cried, and screamed at the universe together. This week, we watched her father leave this life together. Time and the meaning of most things lose all perspective. We laughed alot this week. We drank alot of Patròn. I even learned about Silver, Gold and what we call, Repo'd Patròn. We've cried buckets of tears. We've shared secrets, and love.

Tonight....Louis left this life. He left behind a legacy of love. Tonight...I learned how to toast this beloved man as he left this earth. We saluted him together. We escorted his body from the house together. Seven women strong, we gathered tonight. We heralded his departure. He left this world with a fully bloomed rose at his breast, and 7 loving kisses planted on his forehead and face. His face glistened with our tears. Seven of us who cared for him in the last days of his life into the wee hours, around the clock. And even more importantly, those who have loved him through out his life...his wife and daughter.

Through this all, this lesson in caring reminded me of lessons learned at my own father's matter the race, the culture, the religion, or even the political belief...we are all one in our humanity. And I even learned to love the word 'gringa' as it was tossed affectionately my way through these last days of love and loss.

For this reason I ask....when you see the donation kiosks in Second Life or in First Life...don't just walk by. Even if you give one linden or dollar, it can make a difference. Don't be afraid to care. I'm not, even when it hurts.

To his memory, I devote my time and effort in the cause and the work in Relay for Life. All I can say is, "Viva la Raza, Louis!"