Posted in Holiday, Nature, Tourist Attraction

Cheering Team

Dear Mr. Claus,

Another year has gone by and I still think about the day that you invited me to be a part of your official crew. I am, eternally, grateful for the opportunity to be your friend as well as take on some holiday responsibility.  I am writing to you with my gift list this year but I only ask for one thing. My friends are my family and they mean the world to me. I would like to ask you to bring them presents because, although I have stopped chewing on curtains, want to use my good throughout the year to bring those I love gifts. This would mean the world to me.

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I’ve Been To The North Pole!

For Bishop: Please bring him a new set of work gloves as his polar bear paws get cold when he has to work on equipment when it’s snowing out. If you can add a hat, scarf, and no snow when he’s trying to fix a forklift I ran into a tree that would be awesome. (Thank you for giving him the patience to put up with my forklift into various stuff last year. Maybe I need the gift of forklift lessons.)

To Marslean: Please bring her a helmet for when she’s practicing her flying. She is a marvelous flyer but I can be a distraction at times. I don’t want her to crash into the equipment company roof while I’m trying to show her how I can juggle candy canes AND sugar cookies AT THE SAME TIME! (Maybe I need the gift of not trying to get attention while others are trying to concentrate.)

To Tipsy: She is my best friend and the gift she has for watching over all of us has made us a real family. She’s short foot short inches but has the grace of someone who isn’t the height of a sack of potatoes. I would say platform heels but Tipsy is pretty ok with having to use a step stool, ladder scaffolding, and a box to reach the top kitchen cabinet shelves. Maybe some hair spray to replace all of the stuff I used trying to make my rainbow wig reach new (spectacular) heights. (Maybe I need to learn to ask before using someones stuff up.)

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I hope that I have been a good enough part of your team this year to receive gifts for my friends. Thank you for being a great holly jolly friend. Hope to see you in the off-season again for a bit of surfing.

Mr. C. Cow

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(A Note From Tipsy)

Mr. C. Cow doesn’t realize a few things this holiday season. it’s not in any bad way but it shows that he, as always, is never thinking about just himself. Mr. C. is concerned with the presents his friends are going to receive and this makes him want to make sure that they get what he feels they deserve. This is at the sacrifice of his own holiday gift receiving cheer. When he says that he feels bad for the various things he did in 2018 (accidentally crashing the forklift which was, not mentioned, on an icy pavement) this makes me want to explain why he shouldn’t feel bad for the actions that he couldn’t control.

*Bishop: The forklift was on an icy surface in bad weather. It skidded out and hit a port-a-potty. Disgusting? Yes! The deal is that it wasn’t Mr. C. Cow’s fault. He was just there.

*Marslean: I don’t need a helmet because I crash every time you make a joke Mr. C. Cow. Your jokes make me laugh, feel relaxed, and want to try harder. Without you I wouldn’t have a cheering team that owns their own pom poms.

*Tipsy: You are family Mr. C. Cow. You’ve been a permanent member of this family since I first met you. I don’t care if you use up all of my volumizing hair spray because you are considerate enough to go to the store and buy more. Even if you didn’t I would still love you. Santa Claus doesn’t need to bring any of us presents because we have you. And you deserve everything on your list.

Love,

Tipsy

Second Life Location: Christmas At The North Pole Village & Santa’s Workshop (M)

All photos edited and taken by….you guessed it….me!

 

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Posted in Food, Park, Tourist Attraction

35 PSI

Today was one of “those” kinda days. You know what I’m talking about. Those days where you just want to sit outside, drink a cup of coffee, and not have to worry about anything. Maybe eat a nice breakfast and chat with a friend. An easy peasy laid back day.

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We had the whole cup of coffee and breakfast thing going on. We even had it with a beautiful waterfront view. The peasy part was going pretty well as we nibbled on croissants  and chit chatted about how much air a camper tire needs for maxiumum safety. The easy part ceased to be when a small cat started spying on us from behind a park bench.

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Can we help you?

Mr. C. Cow was oblivious to this cats presence but I kept it in the corner of one eye and my croissant in the other. (The cat looked like it was on the prowl for my breakfast bake good.)   As the conversation drifted from tire pressure to remembering to fill up on windshield wiper fluid the cat drifted from behind the bench to peeking around a tree. I was almost certain that my croissant was in danger.  When it attempted to move from behind the tree and over to a chair Mr. C. Cow finally noticed that his croissant was also in peril.

I’m not one to assume that the cat had it out for our pasteries but the evil look of food theft along with the whole drooling thing it had going on made me wonder what it was planning.  If the cat had it out for our breakfasts then he didn’t know anything about Mr. C. Cow. No one steals food from the cow. One time a penguin tried to eat his popcorn at the movies. I’m not going to get into details but the penguin was so shook up after the encounter his stories of that day have made Mr. C. infamous among his village.

I was about to get up and approach the cat when I noticed that, trailing a ways behind, was her three small kittens. Each of them didn’t look like horrible breakfast robbers. They just looked hungry. I started to feel bad that Mr. C. Cow and I were enjoying breakfast when this mother was about to stoop to stealing food just to feed her family.

Mr. C. Cow doesn’t look kindly upon anyone taking his food without asking but he is always there to give his food when there are those that need it more then he does. I am also the same way. Not only did we give them a croissant but we shared an entire breakfast meal with the whole family. There is a lesson here. Sometimes a situation looks one way but it ends up being something completely different. Sometimes someone will go to extreme measures for the welfare of their family and it’s sad that anyone would need to do that.

Sharing a breakfast is just a small thing we can do to help.

“Tipsy” Cerulean

Second Life Location: Wanderlust Bench Art Park (M). I want to mention that they have an area dedicated to various places to visit in SL. Great if you’re looking for new places to visit.

Still don’t know what Second Life is? Check it out here!

We can’t talk about helping without giving you an idea about what you can do to help others. Want to help hungry animals? Homeless animals? Animals who could really use your help?  Helping doesn’t have to be money. It can be donating time or items they need.  Check out the SPCA and think about doing something to help.

 

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