Smoke Break

We all know smoking is bad for you and there’s not a smoker on the planet that hasn’t had some goofball walk up to them while smoking and say, “Those things will kill you.” I don’t know if they think they’re being funny, helpful, or if they genuinely lack the brain power to come up with something more original and less insulting. I can’t imagine anyone has ever been mid cigarette, heard those words and been like, “Oh shit, let me put this out and stop then!” Well, I mean, did they actually do it and mean it? *laughs* Cuz I have done that to a few people just to see the look on their faces, but I never stopped smoking because someone said that to me.
In fact, it has been smoke breaks that got me closer to people. At my last job, there were people I never saw except when smoking. It was a form of networking and I loved it. You see, it just didn’t matter what job you had, how high up or menial your job…you had to go outside to smoke and there were designated areas. Even at home, I’m more apt to speak to one of my neighbors if we are both outside smoking.
If it wasn’t such a wretched habit, I’d recommend that everyone do it for those very reasons. Alas, I continue to struggle with my nicotine addiction. For me, there’s just nothing quite like holding a cigarette between my fingers, taking a long hit, and exhaling those tendrils of smoke. Sometimes, I do get so disgusted with the negative aspects of smoking that I go back to vaping and maybe one day I will successfully quit, but for now…*takes a long draw off a cigarette and blows the smoke at her screen*…I’m a smoker.

smoke break

Josh is wearing:
Modulus – Pavel Hair – Browns
[i.mesh] – Hairbase#1 BROWN (hud) – CATWA applier
CATWA HEAD Daniel
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
VYC – Neat Scruff Beard HD *GIFT*
Slink Physique Male Mesh Body
DAPPA – Pharaoh Tattoo.
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Male
[sYs] NISSA tank (Male body mesh) – black (*new* @MOM)
Costarlos skinny jean black
= REBELLION = “KNOX” BOOTS

his pose: !bang – homme 006M

Sady is wearing:
hairMINA – Suzi (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Own Beauty tattoo (*new* @ Kinky)
*PROMAGIC* Sanskriti – Black Armlets
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
ChicModa / Hazel
{le fil casse} Sienna Skirt (*new* @ N21)
Phedora ~  Ancora Sandals (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl-1m cigarette included

SAYO – Biscayne Backdrops – Miami Lights (*new* @ Epiphany)

Advertisements

Hold Your Head Up

When people upset you and you want to lash out in public forums or on social media, think twice. I say this for myself as much as for anyone else. Its always best to take a minute and think about what you’re about to say or do…what are the possible ramifications? What is your motive? What do you hope to gain from it? More than likely you’ll rethink it and that’s probably for the best. I’ve rarely regretted NOT saying something when I was upset, but I have far too many times regretted things I said in the heat of the moment. Once it’s out there, its out there. No matter the apologies or the excuses, once the damage is done…well, its done. So, learn a lesson with me if you don’t already do it…think before you type/speak so that you can hold your head up, instead of hanging it in shame like me.

scandalize

wearing:
hair:   /Wasabi Pills/ Paige Mesh Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Scandalize. MADISON (*new* @ N21)
fri. – Daphne.Platforms (Coal)

pose by !bang
location: IMPORTS Wine Bar

Stop & Smell the Roses

Shopping heaven has begun, with some major events kicking off like Bloom and Epiphany, then there’s Luxe Box and Kustom9…not to mention Uber is just around the corner and then another round of FaMESHed! Yes, I know there are even more events than that going on…let’s not forget the Fifty Linden Friday rolls around every week…not to mention so many other events that are still going on like ON9…my goodness the list is endless. What I love most is that with almost everything having finally made the conversion to mesh and the prim allowance increase on land, we can finally fill our shelves with tons of gorgeous little knick knacks and flowers, picture frames and more. So, shopping is even more fun that ever. I no longer have to stop myself from buying those adorable collectibles, because I can proudly display them all now.
If I’m completely honest, I can tell you without hesitation that unpacking all my little treasures and finding homes for them all is one of my favorite past times in Second Life. When its all said and done, I can just sit back, play some great tunes and enjoy the fruits of my labor…and sometimes I can literally stop and smell the roses..like the ones on my shelf.

smell the roses

wearing:
hair:  MINA Hair – Inkie [Windy Ponytail] RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Scafan tattoo (*new* @ Thrift Shop)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Sunshine Mask (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – White Shirt (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Geo Pants (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~  Clelia Platforms (*new* @ Bloom)

pose by !bang floor sits 3M

scene:
{anc} Cardboard boxes [natural]
Fancy Decor: Desk & Cabinets v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
tarte. flask (mustache) RARE
8f8 – Mange Destin 06 – Rich chocolate truffles
03. Garbaggio // Plant Pot 03 c/m (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs (*new* @ Bloom)
Fancy Decor: Ladder Shelf v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
[Commoner] Framed Art / “Stop & Smell the Roses” (*new* @ Bloom)
BUENO– Laptop Blessed
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (Pink/black) (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even – Lily Painting (*new* @ Bloom)
02 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (emerald) (*new* @ Bloom)
01 Fancy Decor: Pearl Embellished Egg RARE (*new* @ Bloom)
!gO! SteamTeddy +Ace+
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
[Commoner] Gun Vase with Rose (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Teapot Peonie  [Fushia] (*new* @ Bloom)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
03 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (amethyst) (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Cane Chair [Blue] (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Chair Pillow [Sweety Bloom] (*new* @ Bloom)

Decor Mode

Its been a while since I put a scene together for my blog and I forgot how much I missed it. I’ve actually been in decor mode as of late, as I changed my house in SL and have been busy decorating every room. Perhaps I’ll find a way to blog those rooms, if I ever finish. In the meantime, you’ll have to settle for little scenes like this featuring goodies from Fancy Decor and What Next! If you enjoy decorating as much as I do, these two stores are a great place to start!

fancy decor

wearing:
hair:   Tableau Vivant \\ Alexa (*new* @ Project 7)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

SPIRIT – Mil top (*new* @ Uber)
SPIRIT – Mil pants (*new* @ Uber)
{kokoia} :: Halle High :: Shoes :

pose: !bang poses
scene:
Fancy Decor: Nesting Tables (silver)
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver)
Fancy Decor: Potted Aloe
09 Fancy Decor: Worlidge Box (white)
Fancy Decor: Dance of Death (Traveler)
Fancy Decor: Louis Chair (white)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree (FLF March 31, 2017)
Fancy Decor: Entry Lantern (silver)
Fancy Decor: Mask Etching B (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Salmacis Engraving (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Mask Etching A (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Antiquarian Books (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Classic Bench (black) (*new* @ FaMESHed)
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus (stand) (FLF March 31, 2017)
Fancy Decor: Rug III (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Waiting…

Tis the night before Luxe Box and Treasure Chest…time could not be slower. I watch the clock. I paint my nails. I read my magazines. I flip through various books, rereading my favorite passages. I rearrange the furniture and its only 8pm slt (10pm rlt)! I’m so tired, but I’m eager to open my boxes…to revel in my new treasures…but time…it drags…on and on…and on. I think to myself, “I’ll just take a nap.” But I know that if I lay down for a “nap” I will sleep all night, maybe all day seeing how I want to wake up early now.

a-dream

Well, wouldn’t you know it, I did fall asleep and I dreamed about the possibilities that might lie in wait. Lo and behold, I woke up to a box of chocolate and very large bottle of tequila. “Happy Valentine’s Day,” said my soon to be ex-husband at 3:30am rlt. Wow, I’m not sure what’s in those boxes can beat what I woke up to, but since I’m awake I’m sure about to find out!

wearing:
hair: TRUTH HAIR HoneyAna (February VIP Group Gift)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

EarthStones Eyeglasses – The Countess
CODEX_FOX COLLAR (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
[ kunst ] – Devon bracelets (*new* @ Uber)
-SECRETS- Bianca Rings – Black (*new* @ Crossroads)

The Annex – Ella Tshirt – Wish – MAITREYA (*new* @ Enchantment)
[VALE KOER] WAIST PANTIES

poses by !bang

scene:
uK – Wall Flower Pink (*new* @ TLC)
uK – Dreams Pink
uK – Wall Flower Purple
:CP: Taylor Sofa
DRD BDH Dahlia’s Carpet
-tres blah- Pampered – Mag and Berries
floorplan. pile of books

You Don’t See Me

Threw you the obvious and you flew with it on your back a name
In your recollection down among a million same
Difficult not to feel
a little bit disappointed and passed over
when I’ve looked right through to see you
naked but oblivious
and you don’t see me
But I threw you the obvious just to see
If there’s more behind the eyes of a fallen angel
eyes of a tragedy
Here I am expecting just a little bit too much
From the wounded but I see through it all and see you
‘Cause I threw you the obvious to see what occurs behind the
eyes of a fallen angel
Eyes of a tragedy
oh well, oh well apparently nothing
apparently nothing at all
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t see me
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t see me
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t see me
You don’t, you don’t, you don’t see me
You don’t see me
You don’t see me at all
Perfect Circle 3 Libras
I don’t make it a habit of listing entire lyrics, but these are rather short and sweet and really express something that’s been pretty heavy on my mind recently. People play these little games with each other…testing friends to find out how well we can trust each other…testing potential lovers for reactions. While we’re sitting there with our expectations, they might very well be sitting there trying to please us not realizing that we’re testing them at all, nor are they being honest with their response…so we walk away from each other wondering what happened. How did it all go so wrong?
Or worse we go out of our way to make it pretty damn clear where we stand. We reveal layers of ourselves to another and they’re as oblivious as can be to what’s happening right in front of them. We figure direct doesn’t work, so we drop hints…they still don’t get it. Its as if they don’t see us at all. They see something they’ve created in their own mind and have not figured out anything about who we are…absolutely clueless. And we are at a loss…

lybra2

Yes, once in a while I go dark…very dark, but look at the gruesome inspiration I have found to tap into that darkness. While perhaps not cocktail attire for Frank’s, this delicious dark gown from Lybra with matching mask, begs for my dark side to step forth. To let my inner demons crawl forth and dance on the gallows.

 

LYBRA . The Host Mask White (resize)(new @ Memento.Mori)
LYBRA . The Host Gown White (maitreya)(new @ Memento.Mori)

scene: *Drot* Dreary SkyBubble – (new @ Memento.Mori)
uK – Pueblo Viejo Gallows (*new* @ The Epiphany)
poses !bang

Not So Apocalyptic

So, Grace and I had our eyes on this outfit early on. We waited and waited, finally we pounced! While standing on my platform putting my outfit together, it occurs to me that we should do some pictures together. As I’m strapping on bullets and guns, I’m thinking Wastelands! Apocalypse! Cuz we’re super cute little badasses, right? So, off I go, I send for her and wouldn’t you know it…she’s cute as a button, blind as a bat! Completely useless in an apocalypse! Well, unless she develops sonar hearing or something. *giggles*
apocolyptic3

Anyway, exploring happened and then we set out to pose all pretty for the pictures. Yet, even though I was the one with sight, I managed to kick her in the face AND knock her silly with the end of my gun. *giggles* I think its safe to say we LOOK like little badasses, but we’re gonna need some help when the end comes. Odds are we’ll just be cute little drunks waiting on some strong heroes to come along and rescue us. HA! Yeah, we’ll be on the roof…look outs, yeah….something like that, because as it turns out we’re not so apocalyptic, afterall.
apocolyptic2
While we wait to be rescued…or for some to bring more booze, we’ll be looking out for the deals, because there’s always an event of some sort going on. You can sure bet that Grace and I will be all over that! In the meantime, you should head on over to Shiny Shabby and grab up these kickass little outfits by E-Clipse Design, sold in individual pieces, so feel free to mix and match! Complete deets below, as always…Happy Shopping!! ♥

Sady is wearing:
hair: tram G0106 hair
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
skin: [theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) honey
lipstick::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
ears: .:E.A.Studio Ears Icarus (*new EXCLUSIVE* @ Tres Chic)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring – Black/Gold ( Catwa )
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites – Black ( Catwa )
Cute Poison – Heretic Collar
:BAMSE: Personal Cannon – One Man Army
Bauhaus Movement – Ella / Dust Bullet FEMALE Script
upper arms: [CX] Spine Fragment
TABOU. Fingertapes +Rings BLACK
TABOU. Grunge Gloves BLACK
TABOU. Top Bracelet gloves

ED. NarcoticDope Bodyce Maitrey Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Jacket Maitreya MilitaryGreen (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Pant Maitreya MilitaryGreen (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. Narcotic Dope Combats Maitreya Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

Izzie’s – Face & Body Dirt (Catwa & Maitreya appliers)

Grace is wearing:
hair: .Shi x Messiah – Headwrap/Unisex RARE (*new* @ The Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
lipstick: on the catwa hud
skinL’etre – Bella
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Tatto0 – White WIdow – Divergent

~LF~ Lip Ring (Side/ball) Catya
*MUKA* Arm Straps
WAYNE – Mira Neckalce (Silver)
TABOU. Grunge Gloves BLACK

ED. NarcoticDope Bodyce Maitrey Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Jacket Maitreya MilitaryGrey (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. NarcoticDope Pant Maitreya MilitaryGrey (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
ED. Narcotic Dope Combats Maitreya Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

poses !bang
location: Wastelands

 

 

 

 

Blessings

When I was taking these pictures I kept thinking about hunters and warriors, I’m not 100% why. I think our outfits are a bit of a mashup between warriors and soldiers. However, while thinking on hunters and warriors, I got to thinking about how blessed I am. I don’t have to hunt and gather, although I’m quite sure I’d be much thinner if I did. Ha!

huntersI’m blessed in so many ways and while American Thanksgiving is over a month away, I cannot wait a month to show my gratitude to my wonderful friends and family. So, regular and new readers, beware…I might be a bit gushy in the next week or so. Don’t worry, I’ll balance it out with delightfully dark imagery. *nods*
You see, I can’t help but gush a bit, because my RL birthday was Oct 6th and my SL friends and family gathered together to surprise me with the most amazing party. Not all of my friends were able to attend, but those that were there..*melts*..lets just say that “amazing” dims in comparison to how wonderful that party truly was for me. I’ve had a few days to fully absorb everything that happened that day and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to fully express my gratitude to everyone involved. I must have said, “OMG!” about fifty times, as it was the only three letters I could put together through all of my tears of joy.

hunter-closeup
So…Sino and I’ve been doing a bit of shopping and because we’re one of THOSE kinds of couples we did this matching look, but c’mon…we do it with style!  So, see the details below and get out there, cruise those awesome events and main stores….and hunt down your own awesome stylish look!

Sino is wearing:
hair: *Drot* -Ash
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Head(m) – Moody
ears:[CX] Aural Parasite & [CX] Feral Spikes
[BODY FACTORY] Nose Strap (We ❤ Role-Play)
**RE** Savage Face Piercings
[BODY FACTORY] Kaito Collar (We ❤ RolePlay)
**RE** Arjen Necklace
#TheMeshProject (BETA) Deluxe Body
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
[CX] Hayop
nipple piercings:[CX]Carnal Rings
[BODY FACTORY] Warrior ArmouR (We ❤ RolePlay)
Caboodle – Aiden Armwarmer (*new* @ TMD)
Legal Insanity – Joe army green pants  (*new* @ Crossroads)
L&B Swear “Patrol” Combat Boot

Sady is wearing:
hair: (r)M Hair No.38’15
CATWA HEAD Dyana
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Kelly Applier (*new* @ Salem)
[LF] Native Paint
::SG:: GingerLips2
**RE** Bad Kitty Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
[AdN] Armor Shoulder
[The Forge] Plaid Vest
Meva Skull Nipple Cover
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
**{FORMANAILS}**Accessoires – MAITREYA – Rings-2 BLACK
Legal Insanity – Jane army pants green (*new* @ Crossroads)
*katat0nik* (black) D-Ring Boots RARE

pose by !bang
location: StoryBooke Gardens

My Happy Place

happy place2
Everyone needs a happy place, whether its a real place, a virtual place, or just somewhere you go mentally. About four years ago, a friend of mine took me to Hazardous and it has been my favorite place on the grid ever since. Its not a fancy place, but its peaceful and beautiful. Sometimes I think it seems strange that I can feel so renewed or calm, simply by visiting this virtual place on my computer. Sitting there with the combination of their music and the ambiance.
happy place1

There are a few places across the grid that allow me to recharge my mental and spiritual batteries. Each one delivering its own unique energy. Hands down, Hazardous remains my favorite, but its a place I tend to go alone or with someone special.
happy place

=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Paraty”
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
.DirtyStories. Lorelia Headchain
LUXE. Choi Lip Ring (*new* @ N21)
LUXE. Triangles Necklace Gold
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
(fd) Summer Princess Shirt Dress – Cream (*new* @ Uber)
Wimey: Purest Branch Cuff Gold
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
fri. – Olivia.Sandals (Dust)

poses by !bang
photos taken @ Hazardous

WordPress.com.

Up ↑