Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Shopping at the Punk Rave Store

While I have not personally purchased any clothing from Punk Rave Store in the past, I have browsed their site and I can assure you that they have some very beautiful pieces of Gothic clothes available!  I can see myself wearing many of these items at a club, at a picnic or even to work! I love the versatility of this store as they have a vast selection of Gothic clothing that suits any style of Goth.

For example, they have a very nice Gothic Lolita dress section where I fell in love with this very top! It also comes in black!

In their Gothic dresses section, I have spotted this cute little piece. There's skulls on the corset, how cute is that? I totally swooned over this dress!

 For my office party, I would wear this dress in a heart beat!

Lastly, I have seen some really gorgeous gothic jackets on their site as well. They have so many styles to choose from but I fell in love with this piece right here!

What is YOUR favourite piece or are you like me and have trouble narrowing it down?

Monday, September 26, 2016

I make a horrible friend

Some people might say I am flighty. Some people might be confused by me. I am never one thing. I am like the water. I am unpredictable and I come and go in waves. I can be harsh like the ocean water beating on the rocks or I can be the soothing cool shower on a hot summer's day. This is who I am.

The negative side to being my friend:

* I can go weeks/months/years with no contact

* I much rather be alone than be around a lot of people

* I can be chatty and never shut up or I can go ghost. There is no in-between

* I am very moody without my coffee.

* Casual conversations bore me. In fact, they drain the life out of me. I would much rather have deep, meaningful conversations about various topics. I guess this one can be a positive point too, depending on the perspective!

The positive side to being my friend:

*Despite going weeks/months/years with no contact, I can easily pick up on where we left off and there it would be like there was no period of absence

* Despite being a loner or an introvert, I usually prefer one on one conversations with people.

*Despite being a chatterbox, I do listen to you when there is a problem and will be there for you despite any period of absence. I am usually one of the first people to come running if shit hits the fan in your life.

* Bringing me coffee makes you my best friend by default

* Due to the nature of my job, I make casual conversation ALL day. In fact, I learned to be cute and witty, usually sarcastic commentary to make my customers or coworkers smile because talking about the weather bores me. Thanks to this, I need a lot of alone time on my free time (lunch, at home in the evening) because I need to decompress from my day. Being around people drains me. There are days, I am in bed at 8pm because I have been "people-ing" all frigging day.

*Thanks to my need for downtime, I will recognize your need for it too. In fact, you won't even have to ask me. I am comfortable leaving you alone or even being in the same space as you and not talking. It won't be awkward either.

Being my friend can be frustrating because I am a flake. That is what probably lured you to me in the first place. You never know what to expect from me. As the age old saying goes " it's not you. It's me!" so don't take it personally that I dropped off the face of the earth again. I just need to hide in my cave for a little bit from "people-ing" too much!

Friday, September 23, 2016

More Skills To Pay The Bills

I referenced a World Of Warcraft achievement in my title like the big geek I am!

This blog is a hobby. I write from the heart. I write about things that people may not always agree with me on and some have left. That is OK. My main goal isn't to offend anyone but I am not going to pretend to be someone I am not to make people happy.

I write about the things that I am passionate about. In my "About this blog" page, I wrote: "... my main goal is to just write and enjoy myself. If I entertain you, make you laugh or even make new friends, lucky me!"

Now, the readers who have stuck around and seem to enjoy what they read, I obviously appreciate. Thank you for sticking by me. I also appreciate that some fellow bloggers have become my friend. I do honest reviews on products I have purchased for myself and my family because I believe this is something people can benefit from.

I will not do a product review on something I never purchased before.

It has happened quite frequently where a company would e-mail me. They would praise me, even go as far as to write that I am part of an "elite group of bloggers." The request is simple, I do a post about things I enjoy but I reference their company.

Usually, I am not familiar with these companies. I once very naively did a post for a certain company that I regretted later on and even apologized to my readers.

I get it. It is a cheap PR stunt in order to squeeze in free advertising.

That is another thing. This blog is my labor of love. If I do a blog post, even a sponsored one, rest assured, it would be something my readers could benefit from and something that I can personally, physically hold onto. In other words, no product, no money = no post. I am not going to write about something that I have no clue if the company is worthwhile to purchase from.

I have turned down sponsors because they offered me something that I know I will not like and most probably my readers would not enjoy either. It is a waste of time for both the sponsor and I.

I may not have 1000 followers and I may not get 1000 page views per day. I am cool with that. I like to think that I have a lot of very loyal readers who seem to enjoy reading my blog. I have received so many wonderful compliments that I am deeply touched. I hear a lot from fellow moms who tell me that I inspired them to dress goth again. I have given people courage to dress the way they want despite the fact that they should "grow out of it" or have offspring.  I will not sabotage that for the sake of potential "exposure" - Hell, I managed to piss off some readers well on my own, I don't need to give companies free advertising to do it for me!

With that Darklings, thanks for sticking by and for any new readers, welcome.

A virtual thank you cake. This is where I got the image


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