Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Wishes

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle
wishesFriends of mine, and even associates, will often find me wishing them a day filled with love and laughter on special days. I’ve had some accuse me of insincerity and generic statements. I find it sad that their hearts are so filled with cynicism that they could question something so seemingly innocent. I assure you that I mean it each and every time I say it. A day filled with love and laughter is a good day. Don’t we all deserve a good day? Especially on special occasions, like birthdays, anniversaries, and celebrations of any kind.
I wish everyone days upon days filled with love and laughter. I wish the world a positive loving attitude. I wish the world, including myself, love. I wish…
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Ok..so I wish you all happy shopping and exploring…see all the awesome details before and in the meantime…don’t look a wish in the face with doubt. Take that wish and embrace it…lets see if together we can make those wishes come true. ♥

wearing:
hair: .Entwined. Alison
CATWA HEAD Dyana
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
Foxes – LuxeBox August – Party gift – Headphones ❤
[atooly] mia spiked hoops
ieQED guardian.set.necklace.back & gold
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold (*new* @You.Gacha)
~ChicModa~ Andrea PATTERN
#EMPIRE– Azalea

poses by Del May

location: Elysium City of Templemore

Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Laugh

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward
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When life, particularly Second Life, gets so serious that you dread the company of certain people or the chore of certain activities, its time to take a step back and find your balance. We all came to the grid for  personal reasons, each of us found our own path here, and a lot of have stayed. Its important that we remember what led us here and why we stay. I, for one, do not stay for the hatred and the drama…the rumors and gossip…the jealousy and mind games…the insecurities and cattiness. No, I stay because this is where I laugh the hardest. For only in Second Life does one embrace the good ole days of hairy ass teleportation. Only in Second Life does one remember fondly the fantastic days that flexi emerged and we were running..spinning…and jumping just to watch our hair and skirts slice through our avatars with the wind.
It is in the land of the Lindens that so many of us first learned about blue waffles, that glass jar, one cup, and other  twisted pictures/videos that forever changed our view of the world(Google at your own risk, people). Some of us have found true love, true friends, true passions, and some even discovered a new career path. We found each other. We wandered into a virtual world and stumbled upon a gold mine of beautiful minds filled with ideas and we fuel each other and we love each other and then…
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Well, sadly you can’t be on the internet or elsewhere in the world without discovering trolls, drama, and other various forms of toxicity. While we can’t avoid it entirely we can take the power away from all the toxic people, places, and things in our world simply by walking away. It doesn’t matter who is to blame. It doesn’t matter if its them, us, or our reaction to them…sometimes we simply don’t mesh well with certain individuals. When that happens, the best way to remain positive…to keep laughing…is to walk away. Whether its temporary or permanently.
I recently listened to a diatribe from someone as they insisted that walking away was a terrible solution and how that’s not how we do things in the real world, but I beg to differ. That is precisely what I do in the real world. I have done it over and over again. I’m not giving up on people, I’m giving up on situations. There is absolutely no reason for me to subject myself to uncomfortable situations simply because I’ve known someone for X many years. I’m not suggesting we walk away at the first sign of trouble, but when it becomes evident that our inner peace simply isn’t possible in certain situations…well…figure it out.
The power is ours and if we’re going to keep laughing we gotta keep smiling. The power is ours. Ours. So, grab life by the proverbial balls and have some fun! The world is dark enough, does it really need us voluntarily adding to it? Nah.
Live and laugh…they go hand in hand for a reason. Here’s wishing you a life full of laughter and love, because a life without love and laughter is hardly a life at all. ❤

Well, I just got all carried away on that slippery little soap box, didn’t I? So, below you’ll find what you really came for…details on all the goodies pictured above. A fantastic new dress from LRD over at Swank, the awesome kickass boots from Represent over at TMD, and that adorable lab puppy that you can grab from The Arcade. If all of that isn’t enough to make you smile, maybe knowing that we’re closer to the Pandora Box of Dreams sim being open to the public (Sept 16th). For now, I offer you another glimpse at the beautiful sim that Mizaki and Lokhe have put together. Oh relax, I’ll post more pictures before the 16th…oh you want to go check it for yourself? *grins* Well, you can…soon…ish. *grins* In the meantime, go shopping so you’ll have plenty of awesomeness to wear when you go exploring!

wearing:
/Wasabi Pills/ Thyra Mesh Hair
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Piercing Bare Code
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
WAYNE / MIRA Necklace (BLACK)
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
LRD Slouchy Dress Hudded (*new* @ SWANK)
**RE**Raven Watch & Bracelet Black Edition
[CX] Ripped Stockings
REPRESENT – Tactical Field Boots (*new* @TMD)

JIAN Lively Labs :: Black Companion Pup (*new* @ The Arcade)

poses by Del May
location: Pandora Box of Dreams

Posted in Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection

F*ck With Myself

“Cause I fuck with myself more than anybody else” ~Banks’ Fuck With Myself

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Like so many other people I know, I have a tendency to overthink things. I will read all sorts of scenarios into a situation, especially with my overactive imagination. Let my roommate, lover, friend be late coming home….the later they are, the more tragedies I’ve imagined. Entire movie scenes will play out in my head while waiting. Some aren’t so bad…flat tire, phone call, traffic jam, over slept. Some are horrible..car wreck, arrested, dead. Some are simply preposterous..alien abduction, kidnapping, won the lottery.  Regardless of the severity, the fact is that I will overthink the situation.
I do this with other things, as well. The friend that never checks on me, but wants my attention and accolades? They don’t love me anymore and I’m worth nothing more to them than another audience member. The friend that never IMs me first, but claims they are an introvert and advertises the fact that they’re an introvert all over social media on a constant basis? They’ve outgrown me or found me annoying or simply want to be chased and I’m not worth the effort of meeting half way. The friend that is crazy in love for the first time in forever that’s suddenly lost in a world of romance with her new love? She’s found someone better to spend her time with and no longer needs me.
Mind you, its not always negative thoughts. I can overthink lots of things. The girl that constantly comments strangely on my Facebook posts? She wants me and she wants me bad! The girl that messages me whenever she’s sad, but never when she’s happy? She needs my corny jokes to cheer her up, because I’m the one person not trying solve her problems or fix her.
Please know that I am fully aware that all of the scenarios I’ve listed as examples usually have absolutely nothing at all to do with me. I know the world does not revolve around me and I know that none of us are perfect. I am genuinely happy to my core when I see others happy. There are few things in this world that I’d like more than to see everyone I know and love to find true happiness. Its just that sometimes when I’m alone, these are the types of thoughts I have and if you’ve ever read my blog before you probably know that I’m about as certifiable as they come. You either relate or you don’t.
There are plenty of times that I’m not fucking with myself, especially when I’m doing something creative. And lets be fair, we’ll always be our own worst critics, but every once in a while I do something I’m so proud of that I surprise myself and its these moments that are the clearest most fuckfree moments there are…and yes, I made up a word…fuckfree. So, here’s me wishing you a fuckfree day and if you’ve got a real problem with my language, I do apologize for offending you. However, I do hope that it takes more than a four letter word to offend someone looking at a blog post featuring a mostly naked avatar. ❤

wearing (not much):
AZOURY – Rebelle Mask [White] (*new* @ The Arcade)
Stockholm&Lima:Jump Rope Harness -Natural
AZOURY – Rebelle Heel [White] RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, shopping

Where Will the Road Take You?

I believe that all roads lead to the same place – and that is wherever all roads lead to. Willie Nelson

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I grabbed a Willie quote because the man knows about traveling. Plus, he’s a stoner. *smirks*
I’ve talked about exploring in Second Life quite a bit lately, because I’ve been forcing myself out of my comfort zone and out onto the grid. Well, last night this place came to me. I got an IM from my dear friend, Tally, asking me to come see the sim, Venta Silurum, that he and his girlfriend, Kiana, have designed.  This is after my friends Rom and Tracy had raved about it already. I was super excited and couldn’t wait to see it. Upon landing I was set loose to explore on my own accord. Can you believe no tour? They just let me wander off and find my own trouble. *winks*
Okay, I didn’t find trouble for a while, but if you look in this picture you’ll see a road and a big bridge…just across that bridge is a….No, ya know what? Go see for yourself…Where will the road take you? And don’t be afraid to wander off the beaten path. There are some beautiful surprises waiting for you.
This sim is definitely different from others I’ve seen recently. After exploring and hanging out a bit, I knew exactly what type of shot I wanted. Off I went to hit a few events before heading back for my picture. Check out all details below…

wearing:
[monso] My Hair – Somi (*new* @ FaMESHed)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Piercing Bare Code
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
**RE**Raven Collar – Lock
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.miss chelsea. Tara Tank Charcoal (*new* @ FaMESHed)
.:cheeky:. arm Bands! Black
**RE**Raven Watch & Bracelet Black Edition (Hello Tuesday)
Kibitz – Misti rings onyx
*MC* Frayed Denim Hotpants / Black
-SU!- Nylon Stockings /Ripped/ BLACK
!Rebel Hope – Lydia Mesh Boots  Rebel Pack

pose by Bauhaus Movement

location: Venta Silurum

 

 

Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life

Metro

Life has a funny way of bringing you full circle, even in Second Life. It was around this time last year that I won early access to a Pandora Box of Dreams sim. That particular dream was an amazing tropical oasis that delighted me to no end. I took so many pictures and it was such an honor to get that early access. I think I stayed there almost the whole day.
Well, just two days ago, I won early access to the latest dream from Mizaki and Lokhe. This sim will not open to the public until September 16th, so I’m not going to spoil it for you by showing you everything, but let me just say this…taking photos there is a must and there’s endless inspiration. My first picture tease is this one and I’m tying it to a song that’s been dancing in my head since I first landed at the new sim. I’m sure smart readers like yourself will figure it out, but you won’t believe it until you see it.
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This is one of those random late night posts, so the stuff on my mind is not really blog worthy or appropriate…not like that you pervs…okay, maybe a little, shush! Anyway, I’m just going to dive right into the details and get my butt to bed.
Its Labor Day weekend here, in the U.S., so stay safe, regardless of where you live, but especially to those out celebrating the holidays. ♥

wearing:
Exile::Cold: 13. Blondes (*new* @ The Arcade)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
Cute Poison – Lock Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[White~Widow] Legend – Black – RARE
[LNS DESIGNS] CIRCE ARM TORC BLACK (store closed)
[Cynful] Bring The Sexy Back – (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

Posted in Exploration, Fashion, Second Life

Let it Rain

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes

I think that gentle storms are one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful gifts. Replenishing the earth and all its inhabitants. Some of my best and favorite moments happened in the rain and the right rain will bring every one of those beautiufl memories pouring over me as if they happened just yesterday. I’m sure you don’t want to hear about all of them, but I may write about them some day. This isn’t the first time I’ve had a post about rain. Honestly, I don’t have a whole lot to talk about at the moment, because I’ve got so much stress on me in the real world right now…I’m finding it a little difficult to focus.
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However, I was perusing  facebook & flickr earlier when I noticed that my friend Joe had posted a new pic and it was gorgeous. Clicking his handy little link led me to a new favorite sim and I could not resist taking a few photos. I had already decided I wanted to blog this look, so finding something to wear? No problem, just a quick change of the hair and I was all set. I finally settled on this particular photo as my favorite, but I can’t wait to go back and take more. I absolutely love the artistic vision that’s gone into this beautiful place and I do hope you’ll go check it out for yourself. Naturally all the details for my outfit are below, as well as the pose and the link. Enjoy!

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* CHIZURU
CATWA HEAD Dyana
::TI:: Nose strap – Dark Grey
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing (*new* @ Fetish Fair)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
**RE** Raven Collar – Female
Bauhaus Movement – Katya Necklace / SILVER
**RE** NOX Era Bracelets
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
Ama. : Anastasia Rings
KITJA – Fam Shirt Dress WHITE (*new* @ Uber)
KITJA – Fam Belt BLACK (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Di’s Opera
location: Sky Fallen