Past Present Future

Sometimes when I’m driving on the interstate to get from one side of town to the other, I think about how the roads in my town were when I was a kid. There was no interstate going through our town then, a couple of highways, but that’s it. I think how spaced aged it kinda looks and I wonder what our ancestors would think of it. Thinking back to the horse and buggy days, before cars and paved roads were even a thing.
I think about how much things have changed simply in my lifetime, much less my mother’s, and then the scariest of them all…how things will change over the course of our children’s lives. I always thought the future would be more streamlined and cleaner. Nicer somehow, but it seems all the hate and dirty parts of the world have simply been more exposed.
I wonder what how you imagine the future. I wonder how children of today imagine the future. I wonder how our parents imagined the future. Share your thoughts with me, I’d really like to know.

Past Present Future

wearing:
hair: MINA – Myla (*new* @ ThereAfter)
hairbase: MINA hairbase HUD – Myla – Catwa
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V4.1
tattoo: (( Cheeky Ink )) Grease Tattoo
outfit: LYBRA  . Raven (*new* @ ThereAfter)
boots: LYBRA  . Raven Boots  (*new* @ ThereAfter)

pose by Foxcity (Show Off Set)
Foxcity. KPOP STAR – RARE1 – White Wolf (*new* @ PocketGacha)
Fancy Decor: Capsule Light (white) (*new* @ Blush)
Fancy Decor: Capsule Light (silver) (*new* @ Blush)

F*ck Yeah

Some people say I cuss too much and that cussing shows a lack of a better vocabulary or that it’s a lazy way of expressing yourself. I say, “Fuck off!” I like cussing. I especially like the fact that so many people allow a word to offend them.  A word! Not a racial slur, not a hate filled word, just a word…that is one of the most versatile words in the ever so eloquent English language. Yes, it is a legitimate word. It has earned its place in the dictionary with all sorts of examples and you can even find its origin if you look. Seriously, Google your favorite online dictionary, it’s in there!
I’m an adult, I cuss. I’m a responsible adult that knows there’s a time and place for everything. So, no, I’m not going to scream FUUUCKKK when I stub my toe in the middle of a mall, but when I’m talking to my dog in my yard I will certainly encourage her to hurry the fuck up. *laughs* So, have a good fucking day! (You can take that whichever way you like.)

fuck yeah

wearing:
hair: *Besom Hair~ Pixie *Blondes* #6 (*new* @ PocketGacha)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[ kunst ] – Vintage Cigarette Holder
*T.Whore* – Sexy Fur Stole Black MESH (store closed)
LYBRA . REESE BLOGGERS (*new* @ ROMP)
_CandyDoll_ Raku Heels (*new* @ REWIND)

pose by Foxcity
Pseudo– F-Yeah Room Scene

Summer Lovin

You saw the title and thought it was going to be a music post with that song from Grease, didn’t you? And now that song is stuck in your head, too, huh? *giggles* You’re welcome! I did think about doing that, but decided to just mess with y’all instead. Is there any point linking that song of all songs or the lyrics? Event he most macho of men knows that movie and every song in it, I don’t care what they try to say. They’ve had a mom, sister, or girlfriend that made them watch it at least once or a thousand times.
Nope there’s no deep message, rant or short story with this post. Just a picture of Josh and I looking into each other’s loving eyes the way we wish we could in RL. Alas, a real life together is not in our cards. So, we bring our real love into a virtual world and make our friends gag…*gets out a bucket for Tracy* and y’all can blame Drunk Panda for the pose. Meanwhile, I thank both Johanna and Michael for allowing us the opportunity to take such a photo. G’on out there and make the most of your Second Life, whether its romance, creating, blogging, exploring, role playing….or any other numerous SL activities. Be sure to grab a humping gesture from somewhere and hump all your friends…after all…it IS hump day!♥

you caught me

Josh is wearing:
hair: Modulus – Anwar Hair (*new* @ Man Cave)
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
beard: VYC– Neat Scruff Beard HD *GIFT*
ears:  .:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
body: Slink Physique Male Mesh Body
hands: -VA-M-VISTA BENTO PROHAND SLINK MALE
tattoo: (( Cheeky Ink )) Aikido Tattoo
piercing: 3.::GB:: Lip piercing (Catwa Daniel) Black (Studded)

**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelets BOX
[ kunst ] – Wire ring
[The Forge] – Apex – Tank, Black / A. [Slink] (*new* @ FaMESHed)
L&B  Swear Salvage Denim Shorts SlinkFit

Sady is wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Yoshi (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[Atomic] Kitten Collar – Rigged
EarthStones Tania Belly Ring
Astralia – My half rings set (Female) Maitreya Rings

LYBRA . Joyce Panties White (*new* @ Aqua)
LYBRA . Joyce Top White (*new* @ Aqua)

pose: Drunk-Panda-I-just-see-you

scene:
uK – Little Oasis Rock Shelf Brown
uK – Little Oasis Curved Falls Brown RARE
uK – Little Oasis Curved Cliffs Brown

Setting Off Alarms

Time for some more real talk. This time, I’m talking about profiles, the kinds of profiles that should set off alarms. You ready? Let’s get it started! Going to just list off some common things I see around the grid that should set off alarms based on my almost 11yrs on the grid.

1. Profiles that read, “Just came back to SL after a long break.” Chances are this person is an alt. I’m not saying don’t talk to them, but take it slow and watch them closely.
2. Profiles that have threat picks. You know the ones…”if you touch/hurt so & so, I will rip your heart out of your chest and shove it down your throat” kinda picks. Clearly, they’re not going to do any of that and the fact that they feel the need to make such threats publicly shows a lack of maturity and intelligence.
3. Blank profiles. C’mon people, put some effort into you SL. Blank profiles suggest you’re an alt or terribly boring. Either way…ALARM bells!
4. Overtly sexy profile pics. Legs spread with a bottle between your legs, may be a hot a picture, but its sending a message to everyone that looks at your profile. Skank that likes to drink. You either want nothing but sex or you’re desperate for attention.
5. The declaration against drama. I’m going to tell you right now. These people are usually the ones stirring the pot, then stepping back with their popcorn to watch the damage. RUN! Let me explain, you cannot get through life without drama. Don’t believe me, perhaps you need to see the definition of drama. Do allow me to enlighten you.
|||||drama: any situation or series of events having vivid, emotional, conflicting, or
striking interest or results|||||
6. Declaration of being a bitch/asshole. Chances are they’re correct, so why even bother. These people have up walls and they’ve just informed you of that fact. Do you honestly feel like jumping through hoops for them before you’ve even gotten to know them?
7. Emo picks. If their picks are full of emotional vomit. They’re either going to bring you down or suck you into it. Its exhausting and seriously, did you come to SL for that?
8. Passive aggressive picks. They have a pick clearly aimed at someone they believe is watching their profile, but don’t have the balls to just say it directly to whomever they’re talking about. Chances are the next one could be aimed at you. Why bother?
9. Profiles that read like an online dating profile. There are actual sites & groups in SL for that, but overall that is not the main objective of Second Life. C’mon, everyone you meet here isn’t looking for love. Just stop it already.
10. Profiles that declare they keep SL & RL separate.  This is impossible unless that avatar is strictly for Role-Play purposes and says so straight away. Some aspect of the real person behind the avatar is involved with how they interact in this virtual world. This person is most likely hiding something.

So, there’s my top ten profile warning signs. It pays to read profile before approaching each other and often shows you whether or not you have something in common. 

trouble maker

wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Alexa
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
skinDeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: [White~Widow]  Desierto – White (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

[Atomic]  Kitten Collar
Amala – The Daddy’s Necklace
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves

LYBRA  DIXIE BLOGGERS (*new* @ Kinky)

pose by Foxcity (edited with AnyPose)
scene:
MINIMAL  – Illusion III – *2*
7  – Peter’s Charcuterie
7  – Fire Alarm Light
7  – Fire Alarm Panel

The Belgian Food Truck

Grace & Sady’s Road Trip-Part 5

So, we’ve been driving a while and have eaten our fair share of fast food. I think Grace’s ass is proof of that and our little trip to the gym didn’t help much. We were driving along some country road when we saw a sign for the Best Belgian Sausages In The Nation. Pretty sure this wasn’t the place we were told about at the gym, but Grace started screaming about how bad she wanted a sausage. We turned off the main road and went down some very bumpy dirt road until we came upon an old farmhouse with a quaint little food truck parked outside. As we parked the car a very tall, muscular guy come out of the house, nods at us, and steps into the food truck.
Grace and I looked from him to each other and bursts into giggles. “I’ll take his sausage,” I whispered.
Grace smirked and stepped up to the stand, “I’ll take your biggest sausage and some chips!” She grabbed her food, plopped down on the stairs and devoured the sausage before I could even read the menu. When I reached for one of her fries she growled at me, turned her back and refused to share. The food truck guy was so hot, I could barely speak, but did manage to point to some kebab thing and an order of chips like Grace had gotten. He smiled at me and made my stomach flutter.

time to eat

Once we had our food, the hottie in the food truck winked at me, then disappeared back into the farmhouse, leaving us alone to consume our meal like the proper ladies we were. *laughs* Our bellies full, we sat and pondered our next move.
“Have you called anyone back home to tell them where we are, Grace?”
“Nah, don’t want them tracking us down. The less they know, the better.”
I nodded in agreement, “You know….we’re running low on funds. Where are we going to get more money?”
“Didn’t you strip for a while, Sady? Can’t we just pop into a club and earn a few dollars that way?”
“Grace, dunno if you noticed but we’re practically in Amish country. I don’t think there’s a lot of strip clubs around here.”
Grace just grinned and rubbed her belly, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way, and I know a way.”
I just laughed. I knew she was up to no good, but there was no way I was missing out on whatever mischief she might come up with, “Count me in!”
“Ya wanna see if the lover boy wants to join us?” Grace laughed.
“Ooooh, do you think he would?”
“Fuck off! You’re not going to make googly eyes at each other the whole trip…unless he’s got some money….” Grace eyes the register in the food truck, then looked to the farmhouse. “Tell me if you see him coming!” She snuck into the food truck and grabbed the money from the till, “RUNNNN!!!!”
We jumped in the car and sped off. Grace had just robbed the food truck! I was in shock!

what's next

Stayed tuned for the next chapter of the Grace & Sady Road Trip!! You can read her version of the events here!

Sady is wearing:
hair: :::Phoenix::: Alissa Hair
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
LYBRA . Salma Shirt White (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LYBRA . Salma Top Black (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LYBRA . Salma Pants White  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[VALE KOER] TIPPYTOE CHUCKS WHITE

Grace is wearing:
hair: ::Phoenix:: – Linda Hair
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
LYBRA . Salma Shirt Coral (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LYBRA . Salma Top Black  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LYBRA . Salma Pants Black (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[VALE KOER] Bow Slides

all poses by Foxcity
DRD– Belgian Food Truck – Frituur Wagen Set
(Josh is inside the food truck…not really blogging him)

Kings & Queens

She didn’t know how it happened or how she got there, but she was somehow thrust into the middle of a fierce battle.. Papers were swirling, bodies were flying, the screams were deafening. All she could do was fall to the ground where she discovered a beautiful white kitten. She held the kitten close as she tried to wave off flying debris. From the yelling, she was able to determine what started the war. The queen of one territory had fallen in love with the king from another, thus their partners had declared war. Villagers were torn between their loyalties, ripped from their homes as they lost trust in their leaders. Soldiers fought and died without even knowing if they were fighting for their king or their queen. It was horrendous and as she sunk to the ground, she could feel the earth shake as tendrils of ivy began twisting and turning, stretching across the land…even beneath her. She shrieked and closed her eyes unable to bear witness to the war for one more moment.
It was then that the wind and noise ceased, she lifted head to realize that she had fallen asleep on her chess board while trying to learn the game, her little white kitten curled up in her lap.

fall asleep reading

wearing:
hair*PH* disordered hair-II // #2
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.LYBRA .  COCO SET (*new* @ Uber)
O.M.E.N – Mischievous Kittens – White Coat Kitty WEAR

pose by Foxcity edited with AnyPose

scene:
Apple Fall Garden Chess Board
GOOSE – Broken wall ( Seraphim‘s 5th BD!)
Kalopsia – Flying Paper
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy
{anc} ripple. oil .for light space ver [L]1Li

Honky Tonk

Josh and I were attending a Savannah Rain show at Seaside Lounge a while back. We were on voice and Sav started singing Tanya Tucker’s “Love Me Like You Used To.” I got lost down memory lane and told Josh, “This is a true Honky Tonk Song.” Being English, he’s not really familiar with exactly what a Honky Tonk is…so I began to explain it and he insisted that I write it down. So, here it is…

This is one of those songs you play on the jukebox, because there’s not usually a live band unless its Friday or Saturday night. But once in a while on a Monday night, you just get overwhelmed with that bluesy lonely feeling. You crave the dim flickering lights and loud music, being surrounded by people, but not really interacting with them much. You half hope that someone will notice how sad and lonely you are….you half hope they don’t. And then certain songs will simply take you away…you close your eyes to fight the tears as you sing along, as the music is loud enough that no one can hear you anyway. You somehow find some solace in your solitude and in the bottom of a bottle.
Sometimes you go to that particular bar, just hoping you’ll see HIM…as you know he frequents that bar regularly. You remember dancing with him when no one else was dancing. You reminisce about the good times as the tears stream down your face.
Regardless of the reason, you sit alone at the bar and unless you had too many, you leave alone and thankfully a bit more numb. That’s been my experience with Honky Tonks anyway. Yes, its always country music and on weekends its a much livelier place, but weekdays brings out the sad and lonely along with the regulars.

cowgirl

I’d like to add a little note, that not all country music is sad…so you should check out Savannah Rain, she is by far the best live country singer on the grid in my opinion and Seaside Lounge has some great live performances, so be sure to check them out, too. Ya know, when you take a break from shopping and want to show off your pretty new clothes!

wearing:
hairno.match_ ~ NO_POISON
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
collar: [Atomic] Kitten Collar (*new* @N21)
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
.LYBRA . Paige Top Black (maitreya) lace (*new* @N21)
.LYBRA . Paige Top Black (maitreya) solid (*new* @N21)
.LYBRA . Paige skirt Black (maitreya) (*new* @N21)
Maitreya Dahlia Socks
Maitreya Stagioni XTD Leather * Black

pose by Foxcity
uK – Old West Whiskey Saloon RARE