Sleepless Sady

I have an absolute war on my hands with sleep. I have my entire life. I’ve done my research, I’ve tried all sorts of home remedies and pharmaceutical ones. One pharmaceutical seems to work, but because its highly addictive…well, its not a permanent solution and over time..well, yeah, I admit, I abused it. I’m not proud of that, but I’m certainly not going to outright to deny it. Okay, maybe I will deny it to the doctor. *laughs* Fortunately, I’m not addicted to anything (SL doesn’t count!) and I have stopped taking that particular pharmaceutical. I only have five pills left as it is and they have another purpose as well, sooo, I have to save them for the other purpose at this point.
Funny thing is that this is something I apparently inherited from my father, as my mother tells me far too often that he was the same way. Sometimes I can’t get enough sleep. Other times no matter what I do, I simply cannot sleep. It always amuses me and admittedly, sometimes aggravates me, when people offer suggestions on how to beat my battle with sleep. I have yet to hear a suggestion from a friend that I’ve not already tried. Some things work for a while, most things don’t work at all. One thing is for sure, I envy those people that can decide to sleep. Those people that just say, “I’m going to sleep now.” They lay down, they close their eyes and off they go. #hateyousomuch


There are countless homeopathic remedies and honestly, I’ve tried just about all of them. Not one of those has worked for me. Yes, I’ve had a sleep study. Yes, I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, apparently I stop breathing quite a bit while I sleep…oh and fun fact, I snore. Yay! Cuz that’s what everyone likes to know and admit about themselves. Sadly, the little mask and machine woke me up more than it helped me sleep. I tend to move about in my sleep and one wrong move you’ve got a burst of constant air blowing in your eye or your ear, sometimes both. That’s a delightful way to wake up…and in my case, ended with the mask being flung across the room.


At any rate, this has been a week that I’ve just been exhausted and haven’t slept right at all. There are actually some periods in my life where I’ve managed to be on a pretty decent sleep schedule and for whatever reason I’ve been able to sleep like a seemingly normal person. This is not one of those weeks. My real life has been complete madness this week, mix in a wonky ass sleep schedule and I’ve been a complete mess. I’ve missed out on quite a lot this week and I’m not happy about it…at all. However, those closest to me are used to it and seem to understand it. I’m lucky in that regard. Last night I was asleep by about 6pm (I’d been up since 2am and had only slept about 3-4 hours) and I managed to sleep until almost 4:30am! Needless to say, I’m feeling pretty damn good today and I’m hopeful that I’ll fall asleep fairly quickly without help again tonight. Regardless of what time I get up in the morning? I’m Florida bound, off to see a couple of awesome friends I met in SL a few years ago. This will be my 2nd time going down to meet up with these wicked people and I am super excited. I just might manage to post something else before I leave and with any luck, I’ll have something ready to post when I come back on Sunday. In the meantime, my ass will be eating delicious seafood and sitting by the water.
None of this has anything to do with the photos, but that’s where I’m at in my head and that’s what I’m sharing. Take a good look at the events going on around you, because some of the smaller ones have the best stuff! Regardless of how you shop, have fun, and look fierce!

hairNO.MATCH_NO.RISK.  (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Baubles! by Phe ClaireNecklace (Black) (*new* @ ON9)
.DirtyStories. Rosalie Armband, Red Rose
*{Junbug}* Crush Rose Red
[Cubic Cherry] {Pixie} orbs Treasure Chest Feb.

BLACK***ArisAris/B&W~Gara76~Marea Gown (*new* @ ON9)

poses by Tracy Redangel

~*S.E.*~ TC – Sacrificial Rite Stage Treasure Chest Feb.
~*S.E.*~ TC – Sacrificial Rite Altar Treasure Chest Feb.
.aisling. Candles
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Skull w/ Dark Roses


Country or Southern

Most often when people hear that I’m from Alabama, they assume I’m a country girl. That really couldn’t be further from the truth. I’m an Army brat. We moved a lot, but whenever my father was stationed stateside, he would be at Redstone Arsenal which landed us in one of the most diverse and technologically advanced city in the state, if not THE most. Its got a slight small town feel but with a population of 350,000 people, this area is anything but “country.” That’s not to say we don’t have our fair share of rednecks. Afterall, it IS the South, but I’ve always lived in the city or suburbs. *laughs*


Because of the stereotypes, as a child I was embarrassed and worked very hard to sound as “normal” as possible. Which to be fair, wasn’t too hard, considering by the age of 10, I had spent six year of my life in Germany. (No, I can’t speak German.) As I’ve grown older, I’ve grown to embrace my hometown and the accents that come with it. However, around here I get asked where I’m from, because unless I’m drunk, mad, or super tired…I don’t have much of an accent. *laughs*


So, as usual there’s an abundance of goodies at events going on across the grid, so get on out there and round em up, cuz there’s simply no excuse not to be on point at all times. Happy Shopping!♥

hairExile:: First Dance Naturals (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
ears.:E.A:.Studio Ears Falling Star (*new* @ Tres Chic)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring ( Catwa )
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites ( Catwa )
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
[*K*] Boho Rings Collection for Vista Bento Hands

.:villena:. – Coins Halter Top
BUENO-Maya Shorts (*new* @ Kustom9)
fri. – Goldie.Boots (Stone) (Uber until the 23rd/mainstore after)

poses: oOo Studio

uK – Old West General Store RARE (*new* @ Whimsical)
uK – Old West Storm Ridge Hotel
uK – Old West Whiskey Saloon RARE
INDUSTRY 7_bang studio_bagstack 2
uK- Raven Creek Mash Barrel
uK- Raven Creek Crate Full
INDUSTRY 7_bang studio_bagstack 3
JIAN Barnyard Buddies :: Water Trough
*UI* Grazing Horse  Bean/White
[we’re CLOSED] shrub 01 bare
Fancy Decor: Broken Wagon


The Fantasy Girls

So, there are some pretty standard sexy stereotypes out there and I’m quite curious how they all got started. Don’t worry, I’ll break down my confusion for you one at a time. *laughs*
Given the photos I’m using for this post, we’ll start with the Sexy Librarian. I never understood this, because most of the librarians I encountered in my life have looked more like my grandmother. I have to wonder where this fantasy started, because I have yet to encounter a real life sexy librarian. Yes, I get it the whole, take off the glasses and let her hair cascade down over her shoulder in a L’Oreal commercial imagery, I just don’t get how it started.
Okay, lets take on the one that makes me completely shudder. The sexy nurse. This is where I make a blank face and stare through your soul. My mother is a retired registered nurse and she was a damn good one, but never in all my years did any of her uniforms and eventually scrubs look remotely sexy. Don’t get me wrong, my mother is beautiful, far prettier than me, but I really have to adjust my mindset in order to see a nurse as sexy.
Then there’s angels and demons. Which on one hand I totally get, but on the other hand I’m thinking…aren’t these supposed to be religious figures? And don’t get me started on the naughty nuns….sheesh. Talk about blasphemy…not that I’m bothered, I’m an athiest, but still.


Then there are the sexy school girl and girl scout costumes. Once again, we’re going at this with two hands, but both are odd to me. On one hand, I wonder if perhaps this is residual from school days when the girls that wore these things were unobtainable? If so, shouldn’t you grow up and get over it by now? The my other hand…isn’t that all just a bit pedo? *shrugs*
Now to be a total hypocrite…since all of these things are deemed appropriate…I am more than happy to dress up as all of these things, so long as I can make them super super slutty, cuz otherwise…what’s the point? *laughs*

hair{Letituier} Krystal Hair (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

HAYSURIZA_Eyewear _Cat_VC  (*new* @ ON9)
CODEX_FOX COLLAR (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

ChicModa // Jett (February BishBox)
alaskametro<3 “Nyla” stockings – Black plain – Maitreya HUD  (*new* @ ON9)
Garbaggio // Heidi Pumps (*new* @ ON9)

poses: an lar [poses]
location: Blithe Adult Lounge


Manic Monday

Mondays and New Year’s Day are the most promising days of the week and year. For some reason people embrace these days as the day to start a change. New Year’s resolutions are comparable to the things we’ll start on Monday.
I’ll start my diet on Monday. This year I’m going to lose weight. Maybe it happens, usually it doesn’t. At least, not in my world, but I’ve just found out from the eye doctor that I have a retinal hemorrhage and that it’s quite possible (and likely) that I have diabetes or high blood pressure.  I’ve been tested for both quite a bit over the years, given my weight, but the tests have always come back negative. Now, as I’m told I absolutely must see a doctor to figure out why this tiny blood vessel in my eye has ruptured…I can’t help but wonder if I’m about to be diagnosed with diabetes. If I am…how that’s going to drastically change my life.
“Well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny way of helping you out
Helping you out.”
~Alanis Morissette Ironic


Well, its Monday and I’m thinking about all the things I want to accomplish this week (like calling the doctor), especially since I’m headed to one of my favorite places in the world on Friday. I’m thinking about all the little changes I want to make in my life and all the things I absolutely have to get done. Why do I need to be diagnosed with diabetes to make some changes in my life…my lifestyle? I shouldn’t. I don’t.

hair: TRUTH HAIR Char (February VIP Group Gift)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
eyeshadow: ::SG:: RoseGem Shadow for CATWA Heads (*new* @ ON9)
lipstick#adored – noma lips – berry frost edition {catwa}
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: .::Nanika::. Spring is coming White (*new* @ ON9)

*PetroFF* Alghero Watch White (*new* @ ON9)
(Kunglers) Sabine earrings – Obsidian (*new* @ ON9)
(Kunglers) Sabine ring – R – Obsidian (*new* @ ON9)
[ kunst ] – Wire ring

*AGATA* Katy dress  (*new* @ ON9)

poses: oOo Studio Poses
scene: [Bad Unicorn] 01 Hype-Beast Backdrop RARE


Life Lesson

I’ve told this story so many times over the years, but have never taken the time to write it down, but this class room setting really reminded me of when I was in the third grade and learned a lesson that changed my life forever. I know some of you will find it absolutely shocking that I used to get in trouble for talking too much in class. In the third grade, they discovered I was ahead of the class. I would finish my assignments within minutes and be bored out of my skull, thus I would talk and talk and talk. Apparently this is quite unnerving for a teacher trying to keep order in a classroom. *giggles* There were two other girls in my class that were exactly like me. Needless to say the three of us were constantly in trouble. Eventually they tested us for aptitude and such. The results came back and it was recommended that all three of us be skipped to the fourth grade. Chrissy and Crystal (the other two girls) were both skipped as their parents were quite proud of the fact that their children were so smart. My parents, however, felt that I was already a stand out, as I was already younger than most of my class by several months and I was much shorter than most of the kids in my class. So, alas, my little bored butt was stuck in the third grade for the whole year, while my partners in crime moved on up the educational ladder.


Now, I was not the only “bored” student left in the class, there was the boy that would rather eat paste and crayons than craft with them. I quickly found some solace in smearing Elmer’s glue all over my hands, waving them wildly about to make it dry, as I practiced peeling it off all in one full hand-print  sized piece. I don’t think I ever quite mastered that. After hearing far too many of us beg for mercy with cries of, “I’m bored!” She sat us all down in the story area (this was always one of my favorite parts of the day), but rather than read from the usual James and the Giant Peach…she began to teach us about boredom.
“Boredom is a state of mind, not a state of being, ” she said. She went on to explain that we CHOOSE to be bored, because there is ALWAYS something to do. A book to read, a picture to draw, a chore to be done, sights to be seen, walks to be taken, etc. She went on to say that only boring people get bored. Well, THAT sounded just awful to me! I vowed right then and there that I would NEVER be a boring person. I decided that day that I would never allow myself to be bored again.
I think over the next three years I read every Nancy Drew, Bobbsy Twins, and Hardy Boys books I could get my hands on. Not to mention Archie and Casper comic books. I read about horses a lot, too. I don’t know why. I began drawing, singing, dancing, and any other creative outlet I could find. I was an only child living with very strict parents (military Dads tend to be that way) and found myself alone with a cat or my stuffed animal friends far too often. So, began my everlasting hunt for shinies and squirrels. I do believe that Ms. Gonzalez may have actually inspired my A.D.D. *laughs*


Now you know why I love squirrels and will endlessly chase them, because I’m in constant awe of everything around me all the time. From the spot of red paint on my bedroom ceiling in RL (that I often mistake for a bug late at night in the dark) to the multiple colors of leaves on a single tree to the endless creations in a virtual world. So, the next time you find yourself being bored? Go exploring in Second Life, there is so much to see and do…and if you honestly get bored in Second Life…well, go find yourself a squirrel, cuz they are fascinating little critters and soooo dang cute!!!
Speaking of cute…have you seen all the goodies on the grid lately? There seems to be quite a fairy tale theme and some retro events, too. If you love fashion, there’s no better time than the present to go out grab a mixture of items to create your very own virtual fairy tale look…or just step back in time like I have. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time on the grid…Be kind to one another and spread the love in your heart. ♥

Sady is wearing:
hair: /Wasabi Pills/  Olivia Mesh Hair (FLF-Feb 17, 2017)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
ears.:E.A:.Studio Ears Falling Star (*new* @ Tres Chic)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
-SECRETS- Bianca Rings – Black (*new* @ Crossroads)
The Annex – Mia Outfit (*new* @ Tres Chic)
{Luxuria} Lace Trim Thigh High Socks
fri. – Polley.Janes (*new* @ REWIND)

poses:  {QP} – Cute Girl Pose Set (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
location: Elysium City of Templemore


A Kiss

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

I haven’t read The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, although its certainly on my list now, because I originally thought this quote was from one of her poems. Upon my googley investigation, I discovered it’s not from a poem at all. Anyway, this post isn’t about Sylvia Plath, but y’all know me…I digress.


I’m not going to say that a kiss ever made me fall in love, but I will say that there have been some kisses that made my stomach flutter and my knees weak! Some might wonder if that could even be possible in Second Life and I assure you it can. I’m not saying the lack of a great emoted kiss is going to stop a relationship from happening, because c’mon…in SL, at least for me, its all about personality. However, given how much I like to write, I really appreciate a well emoted kiss. I’m quite lucky at the moment, for Josh is quite adept in that area, weak knees and butterflies in my belly are a regular occurrence.


Okay, I know, you’ve all probably had enough mush and gush this week from Valentine’s Day, so I won’t keep on about it. Just enjoy the pictures…the pose is available at ON9 from Q-poses. Also, take a good look at the main picture at the very top, cuz those ears we’re wearing are pure FIRE….kinda like us…tehehe. Go check them out for yourself over at Tres Chic. As always, Happy Shopping!♥

Sady is wearing:
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Happy Mesh Hair – Style 1 – B&W (*new* @The Chapter Four)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
ears.:E.A:.Studio Ears Falling Star (*new* @ Tres Chic)
lipstick: ::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo[White~Widow] Rings – Black (*new* @ Collabor88)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
Vinyl – Yui Panties Lara

Josh is wearing:
hairDOUX – Angel hairstyle [Brunettes] (*new* @ TMD)
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
ears: .:E.A:.Studio Ears Falling Star (*new* @ Tres Chic)
beard[i.mesh] – Beard#1 BROWN/stub. appliers for CATWA heads
body:Slink Physique Male Mesh Body
tattooDAPPA – Pharaoh Tattoo

Costarlos pants with suspenders black

pose: {QP} – Devotion (*new* @ ON9)


My First Treasure Chest…

Ok, I’ve just pried all my boxes from the hud, opened the boxes and now I set forth to rez or wear the contents…one by one. As I’ve never done a box opening post before, I’m just going to write this as I go and be completely honest with my opinions. Now, lets see if they ask me to review another one after I’m done. *giggles & crosses her fingers*
Alright, first item up is from ~*Souzou Eien*~ with Sacrificial Rite…comes with a rather nice and good sized staging area, along with an altar and a basin, although the stage has two basins attached. I really like that they’ve included a unattached basin. I gotta say, this first item…pretty damn nice and easily worth L$500 on its own, if not more.
Okay, WOW! Roawenwood went all out. This a a photographer’s dream! They’ve given us Dungeon Entrance Ruins along with a Red Leafed Maple…THIS is gorgeous. Definitely worth another L$500-750 on its own.
Oh yeah, I knew Adoness wouldn’t let me down. Super cute, fun, edgy style hair with complete fatpack of colors. I love it…and we all know fatpacks of hair are never cheap. So, another item worth at least L$500…already this chest has proven its worth and I’m only three designers in!
Next up we have 1313 and this is right up my alley. While I don’t photograph them nearly enough, I have a serious weakness for masks. What I love about this Worn Hide Mask (which includes a Fresh Hide version, as well) is that there’s a great hud with 16 texture options, but two parts of the mask to texture, so you can mix and match them a lot of ways. I’m not here to do math, so someone else cant figure out how many ways exactly.
Alright, this next item, I have to admit, I wasn’t too excited by the sound of it. Anachron brings us the Medieval Torch Dispenser. However, I stand completely corrected and thoroughly impressed. Not only is it a quality looking torch, a nice touch for any dungeon, but it literally gives you a torch…the kind that asks if it can attach to you and animate you. Oh, this is hot! (pun fully intended, you’re welcome) I don’t know how much torches usually cost in SL, but this one is definitely top of the line!
Now, I get to Entice, a corset, cuff and leggings package called Adrenaline. I was a bit bit confused about the leggings and thought they were missing, but it turns out that the hud is actually an omega applier. I don’t use omega appliers too often, so for now I can say that the corset comes with attached arm warmers and is quite nice. I’m not keen on the cuffs as the spikes seems a bit extreme for my tastes. I have to say this though, even without the leggings or the spiked cuffs, the hud for this corset is on point with a fantastic array of options.
ERSCH has come along with the Sapphire Axe. I have a weakness for weaponry, even though I can’t fight my way out of a wet paper bag. Ok, this is cool…three versions of the axe! One for your back, one to wear with the two poses they’ve included, and one just to hold in your hand. Plus they’ve included a really nice, delicate little headdress piece. Me likey!
Next up, we have The Half Moon Market with Old School Text Adventure Essentials. It’s a very detailed, yet relatively simply sword and a brass lantern. So far, this is probably my least favorite item, but that’s not to say I don’t like it. I love taking pictures and these will both make for some killer props! The lantern has a light on/off option, while the sword has a pose on/off option, but to be fair…I’ll probably use my own poses.
Oh, Cubic Cherry, how I love thee! I knew they wouldn’t let me down. I have absolutely no idea what the purpose of these Pixie orbs are supposed to be, but I love them and I know I will be using these in plenty of photography scenes in the future. With light and shadow versions, plus holding animations…oh yessss, thank you Cubic Cherry, I continue my adoration of your creations.
For our final piece, we’ve gotten to [UN] Unrepentant, who ironically apologizes profusely for not having their item completed, but provides us with wearable Rogue knives with a promise of a much bigger product very soon.
So, overall, I’m quite impressed with my very first Treasure Chest, despite a few hiccups. Now for the big question…Do I think this Chest of items is worth the L$1500 subscription price? HELL YES!

I’m showing a handful of Treasure Chest items along with some amazing accessories, mostly from Codex, because they just scream warrior, don’t they? Stay tuned because I’ll be showing off more of the Treasure Chest items right along with plenty of other finds from across the grid. Never a shortage of shopping is there? SQUEEEE!! In the meantime, check out the Treasure Chest flickr group to catch a glimpse at how others have chosen to show off their treasures!
I’m off to see what other amazing creations I can find…Happy Shopping and treasure hunting, my friends! ♥

hair: adoness : Treasure Chest Feb 2017 :  Valerian – Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
facepaint: [LF] Native Paint 1 CATWA Applier
lip tatooMad’ – Daemon Lips [CATWA APPLIER]
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

02 CODEX_Nose Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
03 CODEX_Septum Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
05 CODEX_Snakebites Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
06 CODEX_Chin Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
07 CODEX_RARE Stretched Tunnel ears Stray piercing (*new* @ Bodyfy)
CODEX_FOX COLLAR (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
-SECRETS- Bianca Rings – Black (*new* @ Crossroads)

Entice – Adrenaline Corset (Treasure Chest Feb 2017)
ERSCH – Sapphire Axe  (Treasure Chest Feb 2017)
=Zenith=leather legging with belt (Black)

poses by Tracy Redangel

{RW} Dungeon Entrance Ruins – Treasure Chest Feb.
{RW} Red Leafed Maple (Treasure Chest Feb 2017)