Swiping

It’s no secret that I’m going through a tacky, drawn out divorce in real life. Sometimes I think about dating again. I used to love dating in real life. Oh but things were different then. Now its all about dating apps. Swipe left, swipe right. As I thought about this, it occurred to me how funny it is that we’re supposed to “swipe” anything. I mean the definitions of swipe are hit or try to hit with a swinging blow, steal, a sweeping blow, and now…an act or instance of moving one’s finger across a touchscreen to activate a function. So, are literally trying hit that now? Don’t get me started on a swinging or sweeping blow…THAT’s now how you blow….ooh, they mean the other kind of blow. Even still! Well, I refuse. Surely the elderly are getting too arthritic to be swiping all that much. Plus most of those apps are all about the hook up, right? I don’t think too many elderly people are going to be DTF. I guess that’s what senior centers are for, huh? Well, I won’t be going there when I got older either. Guess, I’ll be the crazy old cat lady. #LifeGoals

single af

wearing:
hair:  #Foxy – Darling Hair (*new* @ K9)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
#Besom Lashes~ BB Lash
SU!– Osanna Eyes (new @ LEVEL)
#ADORED – prizmo shadows – permafrost edition (*new* @ Sultry)
:Lg: – :Mesh Ears: – Uthark (*new* @ Unik)
SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

(Yummy) Art Deco Rings (*new* @ C88)
alme. MS Gold Triangle Tip (*new* @ Belle)
[Cynful] Zaidee’s Casual Silky Set (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. City Life Bento Pose Set
FOXCITY. Photo Booth – City Life

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The Beauty of Art

A dear friend of mine showed me a photograph today and said it was an epic picture. It made me sad. An entire story unfolded in my head around this one photo about technology and change. I thought about how scary change becomes as we grow older. My friend thought the photo represented hope for the future along with lessons from the past. Then we both agreed that the photograph was a truly incredible work of art, because it stirred up such thoughts and emotions. We are both art lovers, but not in the uppity gallery snob kinda way. We love perusing the internet and discovering various forms of art to share, sometimes even discuss.
I found this topic quite fitting for this post, because the decor in this photo is primarily from Fancy Decor. The designer for Fancy Decor is Jake Vordun, who happens to be an avid art lover and has a soft spot for the classics. He’s not closed minded about modern art, though. He shares his finds and loves with anyone willing to explore The Vordun Museum,. There is not cost to explore the gorgeous museum and it is worth return visits as he switches out the exhibits quite regularly.
If art, particularly, various types of art is something you enjoy. I encourage you to do a quick search inworld and you’ll soon discover there is an endless array of art exhibits, as well as artists to discover in this amazing virtual world we call Second Life. That’s also why you’ll almost always find a piece of art accompanying his furniture collections.

fancy decor and more

..::THOR::.. Do What You Love – Skybox (*new* in Feb Builder’s Box)

Fancy Decor: Denes (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-Fancy Decor: Denes Rug
-Fancy Decor: Denes Drinks Table
-Fancy Decor: Denes Armchair – gray
-Fancy Decor: Denes Floor Lamp

Fancy Decor: Rene Fatpack (*new* @ TLC)
-Fancy Decor: Rene Canvas
-Fancy Decor: Rene Console (cream)
-Fancy Decor: Rene Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Rene Books & Feathers
-Fancy Decor: Rene Boxes

13 Fancy Decor: Nope Pillow
Fancy Decor: Glass Bottles

Junk Food – Slirnoff Bottle (*new* @ Unik)

Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag Gacha – Sunglasses & Candy .04
Dahlia – Piper’s Handbag – RARE .01

BUENO– Stack of Books-Deep Thoughts
BUENO- Stack of Books-Strange Idea

-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
tres blah– Hodgepodge – Snail Mail
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection -Large Nesting Box

Ariskea[GoldFish] Nightstand Plant

Refuge – Spark Lamp Shimmer Silver

REIGN.- BOOKS AND HEELS- # 22

Foxwood ~ Delilah ~ Spaniel Resting

+Half-Deer+ Unicorn Story – Fauxidermy Duo

dust bunny . giant palm plant
dust bunny . elephant ear plant

Don’t Worry

“Let advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” ~Winston Churchill

Do you find yourself beginning your thoughts with ‘what if?’ What if the store is out of my favorite brand of wine? What if I don’t get that job? What if rains tomorrow? Worrying about things that haven’t’ even happened puts you in a state of stress, where you waste so much energy worrying about things you have no control over.  Well, here’s a suggestion. Rather than focusing on all those ‘what ifs,’ that are on your mind, create a solutions list. If the store is out of your favorite wine, think about an adequate substitute. Afterall, that’s not the end of the world. Keep sending out your resume and take those interview appointments. What else are you going to do if you don’t get THAT job, right? Pick an outfit that won’t be destroyed by the rain, have an umbrella ready, and a hairstyle that won’t take on a mind of its own. Now if it rains, it doesn’t matter so much, because you are fully prepared and you’re going to look great!
By going from worrying to planning mode, you can have a variety of solutions on hand regardless of the outcome. Besides worrying doesn’t change anything, but planning sure can.

loveless

wearing:
hair: Moon. Hair // Unwritten (*new* @ Belle)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
amara beauty – Reflective Eyes (*new* @ Unik)
SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia (*new* @ Cupid Inc)

Dahlia – Jacqueline – Headband  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dahlia – Jacqueline – Earrings  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dahlia – Jacqueline – Necklace  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
(Yummy) Curator Rings Set
Ascendant – Flirt Nails (*new* @ Cupid Inc)
Narcisse– Jamie Sweater Dress ( (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Numb Bento Pose Set

Memories fade

“There’s only need
I love your need
So much I’m losing me
I cannot see the reason for the Pain
With hungry joy
I’ll be your toy
Just hoping you will play
Without the hope my body starts to fail
Memories fade but the scars still linger
Goodbye my friend
Will I ever love again
Memories fade but the scars still linger
I cannot grow
I cannot move
I cannot feel my age
The vice like grip of tension holds me fast
Engulfed by you
What can I do
When history’s my cage
Look forward to a future in the past
Memories fade but the scars still linger
Goodbye my friend
Will I ever love again
Memories fade but the scars still linger
Goodbye my friend
Will I ever love again
The more I talk
The more I say
The less you seem to hear
I’m speechless in a most peculiar way
Your mind is weak
Your need is great
And nothing is too dear
For you to use to take the pain away
Memories fade
No don’t pretend you can justify the end
Memories fade but the scars still linger”

winterchills

wearing:
hair:  (NO) Pom Beanie Style (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
SU!– Astrid Eyes
SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #20 [PUMEC] – MIA – JUNE (*new* @ Epiphany)

Ascendant – Call me Boss Nails (*new* @ A+Event)
:::ChicChica::: Frappuccino

!APHORISM! Karen Winter Body Warmer (*new* @ FaMESHed)
*Just BECAUSE* Celine Slacks (*new* @ Uber)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Chill

Malibu

“We are just like the waves that flow back and forth
Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning and you’re there to save me
And I wanna thank you with all of my heart
It’s a brand new start
A dream come true
In Malibu”
~ Miley Cyrus – Malibu

Most of the time, I just post the lyrics and leave it at that. However, this time, I’m going to explain a little bit, because I think most people think of this song as a love song. It may have been written as one. I don’t know. What I do know, is that it isn’t a love song in the traditional sense, to me. For me, it is a song filled with metaphors and its from my heart to my friends in Second Life. My friends in this crazy virtual world have pulled me back from the edge so many times and ask nothing in return. I’m not going to break it down by stanza or line, but that’s the gist of where I’m coming from by posting this song.

Malibu

wearing:
hair: [RA] Aurelie Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Tableau Vivant \\ Catwa hairbase 10
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
SU!– Osanna Eyes (new @ LEVEL)
SU!– Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia (*new* @ Cupid Inc)
tattoo: [White~Widow] Charade – Henna – RARE

EarthStones Crystal Rain Double Necklace
EarthStones Crystal Rain Long Necklace
KUNGLERS – Gigi bracelets (*new* @ TLC)
(Yummy) Free Spirit Rings
Ascendant – Midnight Call Nails

ChicModa // Rhi Tops & Skirts (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Eudora3D Arid Boots&Socks (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Cutie Pie Bento Set
location: Wild Edge

Nothing Lasts

“I pray to God
To stop these thoughts
It works for me
Can’t you see
I know that I’m better
I’m writing this letter
To my past self
Sitting on the shelf

Nothing lasts
It’s for the best
I won’t stay here
I won’t stay there
‘Cause now I’m happy
For You have changed me
I am so thankful
No longer painful”
~ Bedroom – Nothing Lasts

on my way to bed

SHADES – Spencer Bed Set
-SHADES – Spencer Bed
-SHADES – Spencer bedside table
-SHADES – Spencer Bench

{what next) Isabelle Vanity set
-{what next} Isabelle Vanity Table & Mirror
-{what next} Isabelle Vanity Stool
-{what next} Isabelle Nail Polish Decor
-{what next} Isabelle Tulips
-{what next} Isabelle Perfume Tray
-{what next} Isabelle Cosmetics Decor

[ keke ] zen collection (*new* @ FaMESHed)
-[ keke ] zen orbuculum sphere . silver
-[ keke ] zen gingko plant
-[ keke ] zen firefly lamp . silver
-[ keke ] zen weeds

Dahlia – Concetta – RoseTea Tin – Blue
Dahlia – Concetta – Closed – Tea Tin – Blue
Dahlia – Takashi – Floor Cushion – Blue
Dahlia – Ariana – Jewelry Display – Blue

8 – crate Lofty Livin Rug

Granola. Waverly’s Incense.

floorplan. door backdrop / rustic (*new* @ FaMESHed)

[MF] Beautiful suitcase closed

Armonia Decor [AD] Set Chairs Caracas. BLUE.

TA Code Guitar (Stand)

[Con.] Route 66 Sign – Blue

NOMAD // Lily of the Valley Vase

220ML – Alabama Style [Iron A]
220ML – Alabama Style [Open Bottle]
220ML – Alabama Style [Cup w/ Liquid]
220ML – Alabama Style [Peanuts]

[ kunst ] – Makbook S

C L A Vv. Cat Cafe – In A Cardboard

[-BLUE SKY-] Silver Disco Pillow

[Kres] Love Lights – Brat

Cupid Carries a Gun

“Keep your halos tight
I’m your god or your guardian
Keep your halo tight
One hand on the trigger, the other hand in mine
Because now, cupid carries a gun
Now, now, cupid, cupid carries a gun”
~ Marilyn Manson – Cupid Carries a Gun

Cupid's Got a Gun

wearing:
hair:  Lamb. Peachy (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #20 [PUMEC] – MIA – JUNE (*new* @ Epiphany)

Ascendant – Flirt Nails (*new* @ Cupid Inc)
Dead Dollz – Parabellum Bodysuit (*new* @ Cupid Inc)
[Gos] Cupid Pumps – Valentine (*new* @ Cupid Inc)

pose: FOXCITY. Slow Motion Bento Pose Set
Fancy Decor: Tartt Lounger

Music Speaks

I have a tendency to overthink things. If something is wrong with one of my friends and they don’t want to talk about it….or at least not with me or not right now? I will run the gambit with thoughts about what could be bothering them and whether or not I am to blame. I want to fix it. I want to make it better. As I’m sure some of my friends often want to do with me. Let someone sling mud about me or at me, that will be stuck in my head for ages. I will go back and forth questioning whether I deserved that or not. I’ll wonder if I should apologize or just wash my hands of the whole ordeal.
I started this blog almost three years ago. I started it strictly for the therapeutic value. I saw it working wonders in Kess’ life and I was going through one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to deal with. She knew it and despite the blog therapy, I’m still dealing with that same real life bullshit that got me started, but I’m a lot closer to the end of that and the beginning of a new chapter. So, my blog has been about me expressing myself through words and photos, but I find myself quoting songs or just listing the entire lyrics quite a bit. I struggle with doing that, because so often I do feel as though its a bit of a cop out. However, there are times that music is what inspired a photo or when a song expresses everything I’m feeling in a far better way than I could. I apologized for that several times last year, but I had readers that told me they understood it. I even had readers tell me that I introduced them to music they had never heard before. So, this year, I will make no apologies for how I express myself in MY blog. Oddly enough, there’s no song for this post….*laughs*…but there will surely be one in an upcoming blog, cuz I might have already gotten it ready. *winks*

starchild

wearing:
hair:  Ade – Thank U Hairstyle (*new* @ TLC)
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
SU!– Astrid Eyes
-SU!- Piercing Set 07 Septum & Nose Studs
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #20 [PUMEC] – MIA – JUNE (*new* @ Epiphany)
BONDI . The Starman Headphones
Dahlia – Suki – Collar (*new* @ X by FaMESHed)
Ascendant – Meet the Queen Nails

pose: FOXCITY. Show Time Bento Pose Set

I don’t understand

I’m really curious if there are girls in Second Life that actually fall for the lines that some of these men throw at us. I’ve heard of some pretty outrageous things that girls have said to men, as well. From dick pics to lame ass pick up lines to sexual assault, I’d like to say I’ve seen it all, but these ridiculous men cease to amaze me. I’m not talking about the plain ole, “Hi” or “Hello”…or even the “Nice avatar.”
I’m talking about those really far out and inappropriate intros. For instance, I had a guy emote that he grabbed me by the hair and bent me over a table. I didn’t know him from Adam’s housecat! Ironically, he’s IMd me two more times since then, each time at a different club. He never seems to remember me, but I sure af remember him. I mean, that kind of unsolicited emote is like a sexual assault, right? Or the guys that IM every girl in the club with the same opening line. Uhm, dude, we’re all dancing in a row on the same hud, we’re not talking in local, which should indicate we’re probably in a conference. Did you really think we wouldn’t tell each other about the rando in our IMs?
I’m really curious if this tactic works. How many girls do they have to copy/paste that message to in order to get a hit? Does anyone fall for that? If so….WHY???

blueberry foxy

wearing:
hair: Lamb. Mirror Kisses (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
eyes: -SU!- Astrid Eyes
body: –Belleza– Freya
skin: [theSkinnery] Emmy (*new* @ C88)

-SU!- Celestria Earrings
Blueberry – Alma – Ruffled Top
Vinyl – Hart Wide Legs

pose by Del May
.Florix. Zebra Backdrop – PINK (*new* @ Equal10)

 

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