Friday, September 23, 2011

Spooks & Spiderwebs

Halloween is an American phenomenon, well, I think it has roots in the past history of The world and if you don't believe it go search it. However in America it has become a holiday equal to the running of the bulls in Spain.

Sweetsister Silverstar and Saucy Loire have some spectacular and spooky décor for you at The Corner of Revolving Time. I took a tour of the outside gardens and encountered some wonderful items you really need to decorate your sims, all for free. There are skull trees, bare black trees with ghostly figures, graves, and other outdoor scenes. A cemetery fence and a wrought iron gazebo that could be used anytime.

I was happy to put into my warehouse of saved, maybe used sometimes, objects. Great pumpkins and cornfields make a wonderful autumn view for your sims. Make your way all around the garden and then go inside where you will find much more. I found a zombie cave where I could dance with the zombies.

If you are prim poor you will be able to pick up one prim textures to place around your home. Remember, these items are all FREE! Vickijo Rivera, the owner of the Corner has always made sure the holidays have lots of décor that will not cost you. I can't wait til Christmas! In the meantime get yourself over to The Corner and have a great shopping experience.

Gemma Cleanslate

Sunday, September 18, 2011

SL Poetry: Fall

Fall is a slow but beautiful death
The end of the bounty,
of growth.

With a last hurrah the trees triumphantly display all their colors;
flowers struggle to hang on to the last vestiges of sun and warmth,
but they too will wither and die.

Trees shed their leaves and stand barren in their wake.

We harvest and reap the product of the summer's hard labor
we reap what we sow...

Insects begin their desperate struggle to live,
creeping into homes, buzzing about frantically.

The sun wanes more and more each passing day
and its warmth diminishes.

School starts, traffic snarls;
With dreary resolution we dive back into the very humdrum aspects
of life.

Summer is gone...we prepare for the dead of winter.

Shellie Sands

Monday, September 12, 2011

Poetry: "I am a New Yorker"

I am a New Yorker
I do not live in the five boroughs or on the Island or Upstate
I may live hundreds or thousands of miles away
Or I may live just over the GW Bridge
But I am a New Yorker nonetheless

I am a New Yorker
Whatever took me out of New York:
Business, family or hating the cold
did not take New York out of me.
My accent may have faded and my pace may have slowed
But I am a New Yorker

I am a New Yorker
I was raised on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Rockefeller
The Yankees or the Mets
Jones Beach or Rye Beach or one of the beaches on the sound
I know that "THE END" means Montauk.
Because I am a New Yorker

I am a New Yorker
When I go on vacation, I never look up
Skyscrapers are something I take for granted
The Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty are part of me
Taxis and noise and subways and "get outa heah" don't rattle me
Because I am a New Yorker

I am a New Yorker
I was raised on cultural diversity before it was politically correct
I eat Greek food and Italian food, Jewish and Middle Eastern food
and Chinese food
Because they are all American food to me.
I don't get mad when people speak other languages in my presence
Because my relatives got to this country via Ellis Island and chose
to stay
They were New Yorkers

I am a New Yorker
People who have never been to New York have misunderstood me
My friends and family work in the industries, professions and
businesses that benefit all Americans
My firefighters died trying to save New Yorkers and non-New Yorkers
They died trying to save Americans and non-Americans
Because they were New Yorkers.

I am a New Yorker
I feel the pain of my fellow New Yorkers
I mourn the loss of my beautiful city
I feel and dread that New York will never be the same
But then I remember:
I am a New Yorker

And New Yorkers have:

Tenacity, strength and courage way above the norm
Compassion and caring for our fellow citizens
Love and pride in our city, in our state, in our country
Intelligence, experience and education par excellence
Ability, dedication and energy above and beyond
Faith--no matter what religion we practice

Terrorists hit America in its heart
But America's heart still beats strong
Demolish the steel in our buildings, but it doesn't touch the
steel in our souls
Hit us in the pocketbook; but we'll parlay what we have left
into a fortune
End innocent lives leaving widows and orphans, but we'll take
care of them
Because they are New Yorkers

Wherever we live, whatever we do, whoever we are
There are New Yorkers in every state and every city of this nation
We will not abandon our city
We will not abandon our brothers and sisters
We will not abandon the beauty, creativity and diversity that
New York represents
Because we are New Yorkers
And we are proud to be New Yorkers

Trader Whiplash (trader1.whiplash): from 8-1-1979 to 9-11-2001 my work address was Four World Trade Center, NY. NY, 10048