Bare boob Xmas jumpers

I’ve read about these a couple of days ago, and thought they were new. But no! They’ve been ‘all the rage’ since being reported in the UK press a couple of Christmases back.

At this point, I headed off to do more research, checked my browsing history from a couple of days back and note that the BBC reported on them. It looks like they’ve even got their own hashtag, #reindeerboob.

Allure reports on them.

The Sun reports on them.

A couple of points. The ‘bare boob as a reindeer’ jumpers seem like they’re a bit of fun, although probably not best suited for the works Christmas outing. Or maybe they would be. You’ll know your colleagues better than I do! 🙂

But the others…in the wake of revelations of unwanted sexual harassment by major players in Hollywood, is there really a place for jumpers that read ‘Jingle my bells’ or ‘Feel the joy’? I don’t want to sound like a killjoy feminist with a lack of humour, but will drunk, male colleagues really want to ‘feel the joy’? Might they want to scratch Rudolf’s nose?

I’ve had a look at the SL Marketplace and, sadly, I don’t see any #reindeerboob sweaters for sale in SL. Shame. I’d definitely wear one in SL!


Trimming the tree

I was writing this with an intention to post prior to hopping over to Lake Nekid last night, but then real life intervened.

It’s perishingly cold here in real life. Well, perishingly cold for us. I suspect readers in parts of North America, Scandinavia or Russia might well laugh at my definition of ‘cold’.

But it’s a bitterly cold afternoon and we’ve had to abandon hanging our outdoor Christmas lights due to ‘the tangle’ in them and the circulation leaving our hands. We’ll try again tomorrow!

So, just like the people in the following gallery, we’ve headed inside to put up our tree.

‘How come I always get to go up the ladder????’

I had hoped to add a speech bubble to the photo above, but believe it or not, the programme I planned on using, Phraseit , which I’ve used before, wouldn’t let me upload because its ‘algorithm had detected nudity’ 🙂 Well, yes, there is, but ultimately it’s cartoon nudity and I’d no plans to upload the finished photo to the phraseit site, but download a copy for use here. It annoyed me, perhaps more than it should, because it demonstrates a growing conservative mindset at large, and it’s a machine making our decisions for us. Both things irritate the life out of me.



Lake Nekid ‘meet n greet’ : an apology

I’d moved my avatar to Lake Nekid yesterday afternoon in anticipation of doing a ‘meet n greet’, but then real life intervened.

My children have seen snow before, of course, but not much of it. This most recent fall has probably been the deepest fall they’ve seen, and there was great excitement. So much so that my eldest managed to slip, fall and bang his head.

The safest option was to bundle them all into the car and drive to the local A&E department to get him checked over in case there was a concussion. The drive took over an hour (we live quite rurally where side roads aren’t gritted, so that was a bit of an ‘adventure’ by itself until we reached the main road. Normally I’d think of the hospital being 20 minutes away from our house).

Thankfully, no concussion, and just a sore head and an egg sized bruise this morning (although Jim and I took turns through the night to keep an eye on him…just in case…but he’s slept, has eaten breakfast and with that bounce-back-ability of children, is ready for another snowman building exercise this morning!)

So apologies to Mike and Courtney at Lake Nekid, or anyone else who planned to drop by and say hello. I’ll reschedule this for next weekend, probably Friday night.