Forever Grateful…

Sometimes you never know what kind of things life will bring, but through good or bad, I forever grateful for friends who are always there no matter what. It’s a pleasure to know that when I need a ear, a shoulder, a hug, or a laugh, I can count on certain people to ALWAYS be there. NO MATTER WHAT, kinda like FAMILY!!!! (Ok, I digress…lol)  This past week has been a bit rough rl and who really knows where 2012 is taking me…but I’m so blessed to have Khit, Gladi, Toshi, Emerald, SweetiePie, Dre,  and of course Rickie! Having a support system in you is like no other! Even though you may have not known what to say or even know the complete story, I am forever grateful for all the small things and each smile you gave me this past week! Even though we are many miles apart…you all are so very close to my heart! I truly hope that I am just as good to you as you are to me! Even though one of you kicked me in the shin today, *rolls eyes*, I still love ya! I couldn’t go another day without telling you all that you mean so much to me! Thanks for everything!

~The Appreciating her Blessings Piece of Risse!

What is Family???

Family is defined as such…

1. a.) a basic social unit consisting of parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not: the traditional family.

b.) a social unit consisting of one or more adults together with the children they care for: a single-parent family.

2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family.

3. the spouse and children of one person: We’re taking the family on vacation next week.

4. any group of persons closely related by blood, as parents, children, uncles, aunts, and cousins: to marry into a socially prominent family.

5. all those persons considered as descendants of a common progenitor.

6. Chiefly British . approved lineage, especially noble, titled, famous, or wealthy ancestry: young men of family.

7. a group of persons who form a household under one head, including parents, children, and servants.

8. the staff, or body of assistants, of an official: the office family.

9. a group of related things or people: the family of romantic poets; the halogen family of elements.

10. a group of people who are generally not blood relations but who share common attitudes, interests, or goals and, frequently, live together: Many hippie communes of the sixties regarded themselves as families.

11. a group of products or product models made by the same manufacturer or producer.

12. Biology . the usual major subdivision of an order or suborder in the classification of plants, animals, fungi, etc., usually consisting of several genera.

13. Slang . a unit of the Mafia or Cosa Nostra operating in one area under a local leader.

14. Linguistics . the largest category into which languages related by common origin can be classified with certainty: Indo-European, Sino-Tibetan, and Austronesian are the most widely spoken families of languages. Compare stock ( def. 12 ) , subfamily ( def. 2 ) .

15. Mathematics

a.) a given class of solutions of the same basic equation, differing from one another only by the different values assigned to the constants in the equation.

b.) a class of functions or the like defined by an expression containing a parameter.

c.) a set.

16. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a family: a family trait.

17. belonging to or used by a family: a family automobile; a family room.

18. suitable or appropriate for adults and children: a family amusement park.

19. not containing obscene language: a family newspaper.

(From http://www.dictionary-reference.com retreived 1/2/12)

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That’s right, I am on another soapbox! As I was told, this is my blog…and I can say  and express whatever I choose! Thank you Ms. SweetiePie Sugarplum! Most definitely true family (def. 16), always supportive, caring, non-judgemental and encouraging! Apparently the word family can be applied in may ways! It can be defined in just as many ways as it can be applied. It means different things to different people based on their personal experiences and understanding. Everyone’s perception is different! So do you, or do your…WELL ERR UMMM NEVERMIND!!! I won’t even go there again…that was the last post!

So what does family mean to you?

~The On ‘da Soapbox Analytical and Still a Bit Puzzled Piece of Risse!

The World Outside My Window…

People often wonder why I stay in nowadays…but hell it’s crazy out there! Go out for what? It’s safer on the inside!

My small circle of friends and family, I keep them close. The world outside my sl window is a strange place. I guess to me the relationships that I have developed in world are real to me. To so many others, there are no boundaries. I would never see myself with my sister’s leftovers! Especially not someone my sister was partnered to at once. Where they do that at? It’s like Sister Wives! I’ll take him Monday and Wednesday. You can have him Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday! You can only have him on Sunday, because you’re the baby! You can’t  go out on Friday, it’s my turn? WTF??? I couldn’t see myself doing that to my sister rl or sl. I am so glad my sister’s Khit, Gladi, and Toshi, have respect for themselves and each other! We would never!!! It’s like tasting your sister’s….ughhh! Hell to the nah! It’s less drama inside my window. I don’t have to be a prisoner of stupidity! I don’t have to first hand witness the strange relationships! That’s just nassy! I was disturbed enough to come out of my blogging hiatus! People get real! If you are doing this in second life…what are you doing in your first life? I hope folks get a clue in 2012! Happy New Year! I’ll be in my own world tonight!

~The Wondering WTF Piece of Risse!

Saturday Nights on the Grid…

Typically I spend my weekends shopping and such, but tonight w wanted a party! So my sis Gladi and I tp’d around the grid and hit a few spots until we found the party of choice! After passing on overly crowded places and places with next to no one, we finally found a hopping spot! We ended up at the  Diamond Cut Club! The place was popping with DJ Chamba Vyper and the awesome hostess FireEyezz Cortez until sl decided to TRIP! We aren’t going to go into what happened by you know how sl can be! Needless to say we stuck through it and had a great time! So if you are on the grid on a Saturday night late and looking for a party….Check out the Diamond Cut Club owned by JaMarcus Jonstone! Every time I tp in I can count on a great time!!!     

DJ Chamba prevailing through sl troubles...

 

FireEyezz working it out!!!

Weekend Events!

From Wilding out on Friday with DaMayor  to massive shopping on Saturday to a fabulous wedding on Sunday, and then to the ShakeFest that night at Brick House, the weekend was full of events and things to do!

Here’s a dress I snagged at the 50% sale at DNY! I thought I was going to go broke!

Super Cute Dress from DNY!!! Ready for a Party!

 Sometimes in sl, you need a break from rl. The dreary day was killing me! After the snow and gloom, I decided to catch some rays of sun and enjoy the beach in my new bikini from Amanda’s Fashion!

Just floating around clearing my head!
Posing it up! So diva!
 Notice the change in the lighting! A very cool feature I am learning to play around with thanks to Khitten Kurka!
                                     
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  So after clearing my head and playing in the sand, it was time for a little glam and to get ready for the Ebonny Rae-Urbanking Burner wedding with my sis Gladi! Be sure to check her blog(www.ladygladiola.wordpress.com) for pics of the event! I will add one pic as I was amazed at the things that can happen in sl. The guest seats at the wedding were scripted or on a HUD which had us stand up at the announcement of the bride and groom and clap! It was so realistic! Too cute, couldn’t help but share this one, as me and my sis check out Dear’s glamorous dress!
Check us out clapping and checking out that glam dress!!! SL is simply amazing!!!

 

Later on that night, it was on and popping at Brick House with HarleyMC Homewood! Urban African music kept us shaking the night away!!!

Shaking on the roof top at Brick House with DJ HarleyMC Homewood! Perfect ending!

Just the beginning…

Hey everyone! So I finally decided to actually enter the world of blogging!!! Why? Why not! Hell, it just seems like the thing to do in this age and time. So this is my first entry and we shall see how it goes. I was clowned last night for procrastinating…having a blog for 2 months and not having a single entry!!! Well, Mr. Rickie Blaisdale… LOOK HERE!!! There will be more than a few lines for your reading enjoyment!!! How you like me now? Risse is gonna show off for a lil bit! Actually, I am going to show off by telling you about the folks that have made a great impact on my second life! Yes, this blog is about my alternate world that allows me to do and not do whatever I choose! It would seem like a perfect world…but really it isn’t! I have had my share of ups and down in this virtual world. I will save some of those for another blog! This first entry is about the folks who help to make me who I am!

First there are my two big sisters, Gladiola Mistwallow-Bodenhall and Toshiba Bachem (CEO of Jonei Couture)! These two ladies keep me grounded and in sanity! They are always there for whatever I need whether it be advice, motivation,  some dancing,  or a good laugh! Gladiola and I talk everyday and has become a dear friend real life friend to me. Toshi tries to keep me in line…but somebody really needs to let her know…that’s going to be difficult! Next up is my too cool dj’n, brother-in-law, DJ Bodenhall, who shows me each day that there are decent men in this virtural world who can treat women the respect and love they deserve! He is the world to my sis Gladiola and that makes me happy! I just wish my sis would cook for the man…my bro  is looking a lil slim these days since the wedding!!!  Then we have my girl Khitten Kurka, aka DJ Flashback who as she says…just plays music! However, Khit is like my behind the scenes BFF. I wonder if she know’s that…LOL!!!  I can always count on her for good advice, spinning tunes at a  great party, attending a second life class with me, decorating, shopping,  & OMG hilarious laughs! I hate to tell you all this but THIS ENDS NOW!!! Nah…just kidding! I have to mention Ms. SweetiePie Sugarplum, who is very much a sweetie! I can always count on her to check in on me and make sure I am doing ok! I hear she checks in on my sisters too!  SweetiePie can always be found dancing where the good tunes are! Looking stylish and always a lady! If I had a mom in second life…she would be her! Oh let me not forget about Midori Leandros and Max Benevante!!! OMG these two…they are just too cute! They are always fun to be around and if you don’t watch out…they will prank you! It’s always a good time on Fiyah Island! Check it out sometimes! That brings me to Sixes  Jonesford, owner of  Brick House,  which is where I met most of these great folks mentioned! Sixes is kind of wacky and sometimes cranky…but hey, he’s my friend! I can definitely count on him for extreme sarcasm and someone I can spar with and all while spinning awesome tunes! FYI, to all of you out there who may think  otherwise, Sixes and I are just great friends! Perfect transition to the next person of whom I left last intentionally to make sure he read the whole blog is my big head Rickie! He keeps me on my toes and is always challenging me! Rickie is always looking fly and smelling good! He is my hunny bun, my mmhmmm, my motivator, my boxing buddy, and most importantly my friend first! Rickie has drive, something many folks lack on  second life. Catch some tunes and great laughs when Rickie aka DaMayor is spinning on Da Deep South Radio! He likes to show off but I got  for sure have something for that!

Well, enough for now! So000…how many pieces of Risse did you find out about with just this entry??? No I have to say it….this OFFICIALLY ENDS NOW!!! I hope it was as fun for you as it was for me!

~Risse