What I Need

In the real world, I live in the Southern U.S. region and there are some pretty common phrases around these parts that have various meanings depending on the context in which they’re used. One of those is “Y’all need Jesus” or “You need Jesus.” I refer to the state of Alabama (where I actually live, don’t judge me) as the buckle of the bible belt. So, you can just imagine how often this particular phrase is used. It always amuses me a bit, because I am not religious at all, nor am I a Christian. While I do believe I have a spiritual connection and don’t dispute that there are definite powers greater than me, there’s not a particular religion to which I subscribe.

jesus hq

When I say it, and I think this is true for most people that say it, I’m telling someone they need help. I’m never serious when I say this, because I’m the person that suffers from such bizarre insomnia that I actually dream about not being able to sleep. People ask me all the time, “Do you ever sleep?” I promise I do, its just here and there. Sometimes, I can’t sleep more than an hour or two a day. Other times, I can’t stay awake for more than an hour or two. The latter usually happens when my body is beyond tired and the only way I can shut off this insane brain of mine  is by popping a Xanax. Once that kicks in, I’m useless until it wears off. Given my snail’s pace metabolism, that can mean a day or two at least.
With that said, my friends (especially my SL friends) find it particularly funny when I use this phrase. They also thought that I needed both this shirt and this hair…so here I am proudly claiming my Southern roots and all the silly phrases that go with it.

So…while the rest of y’all need jesus…my ass needs some sleep. LOL!

Blues. Layne (*new* @ Hair Fair 2016)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
[NikotiN]    Rainbow_Black  RARE
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
-tres blah- Knotted Raglan – Y’all need Jesus
**RE** Precious Nails & Rings – Square
{MYNX} Pocket Capri’s

pose by double take
backdrop by industy7: _i7_urban studio_post apocalyptic set RARE (*new* @ The Epiphany) and if you look through that window, you’ll see some of the Concrete Jungle gacha set by unKindness…also @ The Epiphany

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Embracing Change

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw

I’ve written about how there are a lot of changes going on in my life these days and as I face the changes I didn’t choose, I’ve also embraced the theme of change by welcoming some other changes. Some that weren’t exactly necessary, but I sure am grateful that I opened the door to let them in. One of the welcome changes is letting more people into my life. I’ve been quite guarded for a number of years and have been rather selective about the people I’ve allowed to get too close, particularly the last two years. I’ve also been reaching out to some of the people I’ve know for a while, but not really gotten close to and even opened the doors to embrace some amazing new friends.
sharing is caring
I am so glad I did, because its been simply fantastic and it feels like I’m finding my old self again for the first time in many years. I’ve stopped worrying so much what others think of me, because at the end of the day I can’t really control that, can I? People will think what they want to think. Despite what my friends jokingly say about me, I know I’m a good person. In fact, I’m pretty damn awesome and I’m usually pretty fun to hang out with. I made the mistake of letting some pretty toxic people convince me that I wasn’t worth much and because of that I limited myself to my core circle of friends. As beautiful and amazing as they are I found myself depending on them too much. Honestly believing that I had done something wrong if they were too busy for me. Rationality tells me that’s ridiculous and that the world does not revolve around me, but emotional scarring from past abuse made it all too easy to believe that I was to blame for the distance.
For the first time in a long time, I’m happy even without the constant hand holding of my posse. I’m embracing life and challenging myself in new ways. Pushing myself to reach for things that I believed were impossible only a few months ago. I know that a lot of this new found confidence is due in part to the loving support of those core friends and I wouldn’t be this happy without them. I also know that I’m okay to be on my own when they’re unavailable for whatever reason. It feels good.

With that said, lets get on to the details, shall we? And don’t worry for the avid readers of my blog (all three or four or six of you, lol) there is still a very real possibility of the hangover post…lol.

Sady is wearing:
pr!tty – Poca
CATWA HEAD Dyana
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
*AvaWay* Nikki_Bracelet, Necklace, and Rings (sold separately)
{Reverie} ‘Serena’ Shirt – Rose (*new* @ Uber)
{Reverie} ‘Serena’ Skirt – Grey (*new* @ Uber)
Roses Skull – Leg Tattoo [CAROL G]
REIGN.– TUSCOLA WEDGES (*new* @ Uber)

Ari is wearing:
Tableau Vivant \\ Knot [faux dreads]
..::SAMURAI::.. Jeffrey Mesh Head
Stretched ears-Omimi- [MANDALA]
[Signature] Gianni -(Body, feet, hands)
RONSEM* Roll up shirt
RONSEM* Rollup Jeans
Gats Shoes

his pose by Axix
my pose by an lar

location: Hazardous

Lady On Red

My close friends will be quick to tell you that my drink of choice is tequila. A few months ago, someone even introduced me to a better tequila than I had been drinking and that was a dangerous introduction. Too many bottles of that have met their end with me.
Don’t misunderstand, I’m not a drunkard. I rarely drink at all, but when I do? Lord help you if you’re on my Skype list!
However, I’ve been known to enjoy my fair share of red wines, too. Though to be fair, there’s really only one that I love and it takes two bottles to get me right sloppy. There’s also a red wine that I have been forbidden to ever drink again. Who would forbid such a thing? Oh the likes of Kess Crystal and rightly so. Apparently it brings out the absolute meanest streak in me and I’ll not be drinking that again.

lady on red

I don’t know why one wine makes me happy and one makes me mean, but lucky for me the better tasting of the two is the happy wine! Neither of them will have me drunk dialing ex-boyfriends or anyone showing a green light on Skype. (Yes, I have done that…some of you even answered!)

One thing is for sure, there’s a word that would never be used to describe me, drunk or sober, and that is “graceful,” so while I don’t need alcohol to fall down. But the more I drink the less it hurts! In fact, a lot of things hurt less with the help of a nice beverage. So, unless you’re an alcoholic, I raise my glass to you and …..*falls down and spills her wine everywhere*…oh goodness! It appears I’ve had enough already! Stay tuned…coming soon on SadyStyle…the hangover! Maybe.

wearing:
little bones. Winona (*new* @ Uber)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
*MUKA* Alia Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**RE** Surya Tattoo – Common – Black (*new* @ The Epiphany)
ISON – side lace dress (*new* @ Uber)
*MUKA* Alia Armstraps
*MUKA* Cuff Love – Wrist Cuffs
*MUKA* Cuff Love – Ankle Cuffs
Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings (black silver)
Phedora. Cyrce Platforms

pose by Tracy Redangel

scene:
:CP: Modern Industrial Planter
Apt B // The Industrial Side – Old cabinet
:CP: Modern Industrial Lamp
:CP: Hello Vegas Corner Sofa
industy7 _i7_urban studio_muthafucka neon (*new* @ The Epiphany)
:CP: Los Robles London Coffee Table
:CP: Burton Rug
unKindness-uK – BadAxe Red
unKindness-uk – BadAxe Black
Apt B // The Industrial Side – Hanging Light
{anc} bijouawning
BAZAR Paris – Wine bottle spilled

Pants Are Overrated

For a good portion of the world, it is summertime. For me that means unbearable heat and humidity. I hate sweating, but I do appreciate the warm weather. I appreciate that, more than any other time of the year,  I can enjoy fewer layers and I find comfort in some of life’s simplest pleasures.  Ice cream, smoothies, iced coffee, capris, sandals…oh the list is endless. Yet, one of the simplest things that I find myself loving so much during the summer months is sitting comfortably at home wearing no pants and no bra!

Pants

You hear it across the web on multiple platforms, particularly by gamers, “Pants are overrated!” Well, I couldn’t agree more. While the idea of some people sitting around in the underwear communicating with people around the world might inspire disturbing images for some, I find it comforting and humorous. I’m notoriously guilty of wearing little more than you see here while curled up with my laptop, the remote, and/or a good book.
Its funny how my mind has changed about such things as I’ve gotten older, because once upon a time…ok, in my twenties…I swore by the mantra, “It doesn’t matter if its comfortable or not. What matters is that it looks good!” Now, I don’t know if its my age or if fashion has gradually embraced the necessity for comfortable clothes, thus creating more attractive styles. Perhaps, its simply my perspective and I’ve become a little more selective when shopping for clothes in the real world. Either way, my mantra has changed and now I’m more concerned with whether or not my apparel needs to be ironed. I hate ironing.
Thank goodness neither are a concern in Second Life, but lets embrace the “NO PANTS are the best pants” manta anyway!

 

 

wearing:
TRUTH HAIR
 Thea (*new* @ Uber)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Roses Skull – Leg Tattoo [CAROL G]
SPIRIT – Eli top (*new* @ Uber)
Apple May Designs – Aiko Panties – Sky (came with dress in VIP Group gift)

scene:
=EliBaily= Ivy
*AF* Tulips in Log Planter – Mixed Lg
Bazar-Forest – Flower pot  (part of the Forest Dining Set)
:CP: Leanne Door Cosy FairyTale (*new* @N21)
*AF* Potted Gerbera Daisies – Red
Toro. Tropical plant + Worn out Wooden Stepladder

pose: Frozen – Daisy Poses (*new* @ Tres Chic)

Mad World

“It’s a very, very mad world, mad world.” ~Mad World by Tears For Fears (or whichever cover you prefer)

I’ve long argued that the world is not worse than it used to be, we simply know more about what’s going on around the world due to technological advances. There’s not more child abuse, rape, war, hate, or all out madness. Slavery is still very much alive. None of these things went away. They simply found new ways to hide and we found a new way to publicize the truths..and sadly the lies.

mad world2

It truly is a mad world out there and I often find myself empathizing and at time envying agoraphobics. However, the simplest way to counteract the complete madness of the world is to contribute to the brighter side. To walk out the door with fear. To drop some change into the homeless person’s cup even if he might buy booze or drugs with it. Its my duty and my pleasure to be kind to strangers in a world full of fear mongering hate. I smile at the lady who scowls at me in the grocery store and on a good day, I’ll even chuckle about it later.

mad world full

There’s also a very twisted sick part of me, for I am no saint (I know you’re shocked!). I often find myself amused at the ridiculous stupidity of criminals. I’m as bad as the next person for making fun of orange political figures (there’s more than one, calm your tits) and empty headed news personalities. I honestly believe that for most of us it boils down to perception and personal responsibility. After all, we’re responsible for how we react and respond to the world around us. We each have a responsibility to ourselves to make the most of this mad world. I’m not going to be paralyzed by fears of terrorism or anarchy. I’m going to live my life to the fullest. AND if the day comes that civil unrest lands at my front door, well…I’m no doomsday prepper, so we’ll just have to wait and see. In the meanwhile, I’ll deal with what’s on my plate…you know the one in my lap that tells me I need to see a doctor about this pesky ear infection.

mad world face

 

little bones. May  (*new* @N21)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
Amala – The Heart Nose Stud
[NikotiN]    Rainbow_Silver  RARE
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
erratic / janelle – crop top / feline
**RE** Precious Nails & Rings – Square
[n.i] metal.as.f*ck.set 5
LRD Overall Babes
::MA:: High Wedge Sneakers “Kingston” V2

pose by Del May edited using AnyPose
background by industy7 -_i7_urban studio_shanty town set (*new* @ The Epiphany)

Imagine

“Imagine all the people
Living life in peace… ” ~John Lennon Imagine

I can’t imagine anyone not love this song, but in today’s world that is being ravaged by violence and hate. I cannot help but hold onto the belief that there are enough dreamers like me that want a peace and unified world. I have to believe that we the peace lovers of this world outnumber those with hearts filled with hatred and ignorance.
A lot of the creators and shopping events across the grid right now are sharing some pretty common themes, like Boho, Summer, Southwest, etc.  It brings so much peace into my Second Life to surround myself with the trendy Bohemian themes and collections. I am a child of the 70s and I grew up drawing pictures that reflected the posters I saw being held by protesters all over the world. Make Peace, Not War. I was looking at some of the pictures I drew as a child that my mother has held onto over the years and it broke my heart that we’re here again. Living in a war riddled with war and civil unrest.
Imagine
The brilliant colors are easily mixed together to brighten any Second Life home and as much as I absolutely love black and the darker side of life, I need the bright colors to balance it all out. It fuels my spirit with hope and tends to brighten my days, even when I occasionally want to wallow in self pity or feat. So, I say thank you to all the designers that are bringing such colorful treasures into my life. I, for one, need them more than ever. I hope that you’re finding what you need in Second Life to brighten your world. The world is plenty dark enough these days.

wearing:
.Lelutka.HF4 hair (*new* @ Hair Fair 2016)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
**RE** Surya Necklace – Common – Gold (*new* @ The Epiphany)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
CELTIC MYST JEWELRY-Twilight Ring Items HERS
{Indyra} Freya: Maitreya: Teal (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
Zaara :: Raksha arm-chains *gold*
Zaara :: Raksha anklets *gold*

scene:
DeathRowDesigns-DRD Boho armoir (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Bench v2 (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Shabby Puff Pillow  Upright (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
Industry7-_i7_feather on the wall_3, 2, & 1 (*new* @ The Liaison Collaborative)
unKindness-uK – Shabby Puff Pillow  Stack (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Pillow  Upright (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
MishMish – Teacup Pomeranian – Sleep (gold)
unKindness-uK – In Tuned Bench Blanket Celestial (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
DeathRowDesigns-DRD Boho baskets (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

pose is in the Boho Puff Bench by unKindness

Sady and the City

A great city is that which has the greatest men and women. Walt Whitman

I realize I have already blogged about Elysium City of Templemore, but if you’ve been there you understand my enthusiasm and if you haven’t you should go soon. After only one visit you will surely share my excitement. As my dear friend, Grace Sixpence, so eloquently put it, “OMG! Everytime I’m here, I discover something new!” The same has been true for me. There is so much to see and explore, you could spend hours there and still discover something new. As if the scenery isn’t enough to draw you in…they present some of the absolute best live musicians on the grid quite regularly. A great way to keep up with what’s going on is to like the official Elysium City of Templemore Facebook page.

Sady and the City (back)

After shopping at Shiny Shabby, I knew exactly where I wanted to take my photos to present some of my latest finds. What I didn’t know is that I’d run into some of my good friends that were already there exploring or that I’d discover two new spots to shoot my photos. Okay, I actually discovered four, but only used two for this post. *giggles*

Sady and the City

I could gush on and on about this location, but I really want to encourage you to go check it out for yourself. Its truly beautiful and I am so grateful for all the hard work that went into it. I’m especially grateful that the owners have such a generous spirit and are willing to share this amazing paradise. It proves the quote by Walt Whitman, because this city is truly founded and fueled by great people.

=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Veranica” Blondes (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
Izzie’s – Celestial Midi Rings
::Dead Dollz::. Imma – Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
#EMPIRE – Shasta (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

poses: oOo Studio
location: Elysium City of Templemore

Fighting For Peace

“Fighting for peace is like screwing for virginity.”― George Carlin

This has been one of my all time favorite quotes for a very long time and with all of the wretched violence going on in the world right now, it makes more sense than ever. I won’t get into my political views or where I stand on so many of the violent events happening, not just in my country, but around the world. I just want to point out that no matter what side of things you stand on….violence is NOT the answer. It is not until we stand together against the violence that any resolution can occur.

fight for peace
Too many innocent people are being murdered around the world for no reason. More than ever, please try to cherish one another and remember that everyone is cherished by someone…no matter what you think of them…someone loves them and its not all about YOU. The world is a big place, we need to take care of it and each other. *steps off her soapbox and starts kick boxing with Sino*

Sady is wearing:
:::Phoenix::: Jaycee Hair (*new* @ Hair Fair 2016)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Amala – The Heart Nose Stud
.02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
**RE** Lolita Necklace
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**RE** Bad-Kitty Gloves L&R Pack
erratic / tia – crop top
erratic / daria – pants
.K-Otic. Tripp Sneakers (*new* @  The Black Dot Project)
Prodigy Ink-7P-Paradise Tattoo Appliers

Sino is wearing:
[sYs] MOUSYS cyberpop sunglasses
Modulus – Brooklyn Hair
A:S:S deLuxe – Strangeland necklace
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
Head and Body by TMP
[CX] Venom Septum (Black)
[CX] Venom Biters (Black)
[CX] Menace Arc (Black)
[CX] Carnal Rings (Black)
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Bracelets
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Glove
[CX] Basilisk Rings
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
Legal Insanity – loose sweats 69 grey (*new* @ Boys of Summer)
///BENJAMINZ//KICKERS

pose complete with cage (and optional boxing gloves) from Come Soon.

This City Has Gone to the Dogs

This is probably the most fun I’ve had putting a picture together and to be honest, it had me feeling a bit like Cruella DeVille, despite the fact that there’s not a single Dalmatian in the mix. However, I was speaking with Jamie Cross of unKindness about her amazing Concrete Jungle gacha set for The Epiphany and we started talking about some of the other amazing sets that were in this round. One of the sets we talked about was the JIAN Countryside Collies Gacha set and how precious those little dogs were. At that moment the proverbial light bulb lit up over my head and I knew right away that this post was going to happen.
gone to the dogs
In these photos there are the white sleek dogs ({anc} flottante puppy. milk), there are a few labs from O.M.E.N., some Whippets from Foxes,  the Dobermans are from a pose  credited below, but all of the other canines are from Jian. Regarding the all of the adorable dogs from Jain: The cute collies are, of course, from this round of Epiphany, but the rest can be obtained at the mainstore. The buildings…naturally, are part of the Concrete Jungle set from unKindness at Epiphany, and though I keep forgetting to mention it, the roads are from the :Fanatik Architecture: NEW YORK set, available on marketplace and their mainstore.
dogs 2
All of the poses in this post can be found at TresChic from AMITIE and yes, they come with the Dobermans. The hair is also at TresChic by Phoenix and came right on time to go with this adorable outfit from Zenith that I obtained at Epiphany along with the aswesome heels. The nitty gritty details are below the last picture, complete with hyperlinks. Could someone please remind me not to drink wine while writing my next post? Thanks…lol.
dogs 3
I’m going back to Epiphany for more goodies…see you there! ❤

:::Phoenix::: Jessica Hair (*new* @ Tres Chic)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
02 [ kunst ] – Chin flower RARE (*new* @ Kustom9)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
=Zenith=Criminal Police Jacket (Rose)(*new* @ The Epiphany)
=Zenith=Criminal Police Short (Rose)(*new* @ The Epiphany)
#EMPIRE – Alyssum Addon – Maitreya RARE (*new* @ The Epiphany)
#EMPIRE – Alyssum Shoe – Maitreya RARE (*new* @ The Epiphany)
dogs:
{anc} flottante puppy. milk
JIAN :: Silly Shibes
JIAN :: Wolf Pack
JIAN Countryside Collies (*new* @ The Epiphany)
JIAN Posh Pups
Jian Puff Pups
O.M.E.N – Waiting for Santa Paws (black, chocolate, & yellow)
Foxes – Travelling Heart – Whippet (black & brown) (*new* @ The Epiphany)

all of the buildings featured  are from the unKindness Concret Jungle gacha
(*new* @ The Epiphany)
roads/sidewalks:  :Fanatik Architecture: NEW YORK set

poses: AMITIE Doberman female (*new* @ Tres Chic)

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