The hardship many people are experiencing now in their otherwise comfortable lives, is nothing compared to the misery people have been living with in countries torn apart by war and famine. This however in my opinion does not mean that we have nog right to look at our own circumstances and occasionally think “well that sucks”. When it comes to job security, this is bloody 2008 all over again. Soon the idea that you should be grateful to have a job will be in full swing once more and it’s not as if that sentiment had actually really disappeared anyway. Meanwhile billionaires seems to be coming out of these situation even richer than before. That kinda sucks. Some people are losing their job, not because their employer can’t afford to pay them anymore, but because the employer is clinging on to profitability. I have heard motivational speeches along the lines of “we don’t just want to survive this challenging time, we want to thrive on it”, which I translate as: “we will do whatever it takes to keep making as much profit as possible and don’t care if that means axing jobs.” That kinda sucks! One could be forgiven for wanting to stay in bed all day, binge watch everything on Netflix (everything!) and just hang out in your undies and socks. Ah, and finally we have arrived at the raison d’être for this blog post. Socks!
Noche has a brand new pair of Athletic Socks out at the current round of the Level event. These socks are rigged for the Belleza Jake and Legacy mesh bodies and have some built-in alpha options so you can wear them with shoes and/or trousers. Because I’m on the blogger team for Noche, I didn’t have to visit Level to pick up the socks, but I put on something more suitable for public appearances and sauntered over to the event anyway. That’ll be my exercise for the day.
For those with a sock fetish, these knee-high athletic socks probably hits some buttons. Luckily I wasn’t approached by horny “sockers” while I was at Level and I was left in peace to pick up the new Beefov sneakers by Versov because I felt I had to demonstrate the Noche socks worn with shoes… And because I really wanted those sneakers. Level has some other items for male avatars and home decor and tries to keep the offer “level”, though I still got the impression that there was slightly more on offer for the big spenders in Second Life™, a.k.a. female avatars.
Conclusion: yes sometimes life sucks but you can make it just a tiny bit better with a nice pair of socks. In real life I’m a fan of bright socks with fun patterns, especially when I’m indoors and not wearing shoes. They’re an easy affordable way to brighten one’s day. I’ll leave you with this positive thought, the list of credits and the knowledge that Level runs till July 24th.