Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Queen of Hearts .... Sweethearts

This weekend I had a chat with the reigning Ms Sweethearts, BroadwayGirl1, to find out what her experience has been like so far.  The interview took place on the Sweethearts Jazz Club, Ballroom floor.

There’s much more to beauty pageants than waving and smiling, or at least there should be. 

Pageant contestants are often derided for being “cookie cut outs.”  They often sport similar looks, recurring hairstyles and predictable dresses.  But the urge to conform is not unique to beauty pageants.  In any endeavour, especially judged competitions, it’s a common trap to fall into what you think is the pre-ordained mould of a winner.   The long and the short of it is just be yourself, whether you are preparing for a pageant or just generally in life.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Good things come to those who wait

Blake and Shannon facilitate romance and love in Second Life with their Sweethearts Jazz Club and Sweethearts Select, of that there is no dispute.  What follows is another Sweethearts love story which is testimonial to what it is that Sweethearts is all about.

This is Elita and Cyle’s story.

Elita came to Second Life after seeing and ad.  Six years later she is still here.  Cyle came to SL to help his sister who was ill at the time, and seven years later he too is still here.
Elita took a job as hostess for Sweethearts and Cyle was a regular patron.

Cyle said “I would stand up on the balcony watching the room when this girl would drop in from the sky and jump on stage and start hosting, I could watch her for hours.”

In doing her job she would greet the patrons in local chat including Cyle, and encourage him to come down.  He was a bit offhand about it and he told her “when I have something to come down for I will be down.”  Day after day he continued watching her come down from the sky, and go about being a hostess.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Laws of Attraction

Most of us seek a partner, for life or at least for a while, but how do we choose? The Laws of Attraction apply to Second Life as much as they do in real life. And how often have you heard your pessimistic friends complain that it is so difficult to meet anyone in Second Life, only to complain when they do get a date that they could “do better”.  Does that mean that their expectations are unrealistic?  Do they have onerous checklists that potential dates need to live up to? How often do you find that what you want and what you get don’t always share the same boat?  The bottom line is to balance our dreams, desires and wants with what is also realistic, and being ‘realistic’ means to have found the means to be content with both the good and the bad.