To AraCakes with Love

I grew up listening to my mom telling stories about hanging out at the soda fountain at the pharmacy after school. The closest thing I had to that was my last two years of high school, we’d all park at Corner Grocery, which was really a Texaco station, get drunk and dance in the gravel parking lot. The owners were super cool and didn’t mind us being there as we bought drinks, snacks, cigarettes, and occasionally talked someone into buying us alcohol. Plus, the store isn’t likely to get robbed with a group of teens hanging out next to it. Those were good times, but I always wondered what it must have been like to sit on a stool at an actual soda fountain. God knows with the heat in my part of the world, I’d love to sit in a sweet shop with a good old fashioned milk shake right about now. We had a really cute little shop for a while called Just Desserts where you’d get a piece of cake the size of your head and pay about $6usd for it, but it was literally too rich for my blood. That’s the problem I find with most American desserts anyway, too sweet. I grew up on European desserts and as decadent as they looked, they were the perfect balance of flavors without being too sweet.
So, anyway, you might be wondering about the title and what that has to do with what I’ve written. Well, I’ll tell you, absolutely nothing. This post is just a little wink to Miss AraCakes, a wonderful and shy friend of mine that is the only one that gets away with calling me Cupcake. I know by writing that you’ll all try it now and I’m warning you, the nickname is reserved for Ara only, so when I ignore you…you’ll know why, cuz you fuckers ain’t gonna steal her special pet name for me! *sticks her tongue out*

SadyCakes

wearing:
hair
little bones. Estine (*new* @ C88)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo.:::G.ID:::. Charlotte Tattoo (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

Cae :: Sydney :: Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
:::NOIR::: Infinite Bracelets (*new* @ FaMESHed)
**RE** Dark Queen Rings – Bento 2.0
Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
LYBRA . Natalia (*new* @ SouledOut)
[Gos] Boutique – Gigi Sandals (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose by Del May Poses

scene:
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Iron Wall
[Merak] – Milkshake Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Bakery Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Cupcake Sign (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Cupcake Box (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Milkshake Love (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Retro Bakery Bar (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Merak] – Retro High Chair(green) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

Cherry Bomb

“Hello, dad. Hello, mom.
I’m your ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!
Hello world! I’m your wild girl.
I’m your ch-ch-ch-cherry bomb!”
The Runaways – Cherry Bomb

I don’t have the mindset to write anything especially deep or meaningful for this post. Oh sure, I thought of analogies about how life’s not a bowl of cherries. Instead, I just have a bunch of random stuff floating about my head as I think about cherries like how I just love cherries. I love cherry designs, cherry lips, and cherry flavored candy. I chose the song Cherry Bomb to quote from for a few reasons. I used Cherry Bomb as a display name for about a year a while back and loved it. I also loved the move about the band. Doing a bit of a retro look with cherries everywhere, it just seemed the natural thing to do.
As I sit here thinking about cherries, I’m reminded of the cherry eating scene from the movie Witches of Eastwick and how they made that one lady throw up cherry pits during church. Don’t yell at me about spoilers, either, cuz if you haven’t seen that movie by now…well…just shame on you. *laughs*
The outfit is from Pretty Mess and can be obtained at the current round of Collabor88, the subtle tattoo and adorable hair are currently at Vintage Fair. I just love how many gorgeous vintage designs can be found all across the grid at the moment. If you love dressing up and playing with the styles of yesteryears, there’s no better time to shop than now.

cherry

hairno.match_ ~ NO_SECRET ~ (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo:  Stardust – Victoria – Black & Red Tattoo (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

Pretty Mess – Donna (*new* @ Collabor88)
pose by Del May

Warning Signs

Some people should come with warning signs. I’ve often said that about myself. Much like the profiles that most of us fill out about our friends, what we do, our favorite stores, etc. I think sometimes we should dedicate one to a warning. For instance, mine might say something like….WARNING: Sometimes carelessly sarcastic. Maybe harmful to sensitive people. Does not flirt well. Chases squirrels and is often not paying attention. Uses offensive language. R, possible X Rated.  Or any other number of things that one might should know before approaching me. I suppose most of us try to do that in the About me portion of our profiles, but what if we let someone else write our warning signs? I imagine my closest friends would most certainly call me a cunt, which clearly would offend a lot of people, but it just cracks us up and we proudly claim the title.
I’m sitting here thinking about what I would write for others. I have one friend that is very sweet. He offers hugs and compliments to almost everyone, but this is often misunderstood and people either think he’s flirting or inviting their advances. For him, I’d probably say, “WARNING: friendly, sometimes flirty, but he’s harmless and taken. Please take his compliments as simple acts of kindness and nothing more.”
Another friend of mine often comes off like an air head, because the simplest of things can go right over her head. However, she’s quite intelligent, educated, and perceptive. For her, I’d probably write, “WARNING: Far more intelligent and educated than she lets on. Highly perceptive. Do not think you are fooling her. Be interesting or she will wander off, she might anyway. Her flickr may be Xrated, but she’s not your whore!”
Of course there some that should just read, “WARNING! Drama Queen, Keyboard Warrior, Negative Nancy, Be prepared to call Wambulance!”
I could do this all day…that’s just the two examples that were floating around in my head as I thought about warning labels. Hell, this could become a regular blog topic. *laughs* What would yours say? What do you think others would write for you?

warning signs

Just like my last post with Vintage Fair items, the link for the Fair beside the item will take you directly to that vendor.

hair[e] Donna (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyesCATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: –Endless Pain Tattoos- Suicide Girlv3 (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

[Cynful] Rendezvous Bracelet (*new* @ Collabor88)
[Cynful] Rendezvous Romper (*new* @ Collabor88)
:Z.S: Tay Heels (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

pose by Del May
backdrop: ::WetCat:: & .:LEMON:. “Alley” BackdropScene [POSES]
+Half-Deer+ Spilled Liquid – Small Puddle – Water Set
sign: 7 – Drugs Sold Sign

Martini, Dear?

In a previous post, Take the Train Somewhere, I mentioned that I used to fantasize about a life living near or in a big city. I dreamed of a glamour lifestyle. I watched women prepare martinis for their husbands and their friends. Much like the train, I imagined that one day I would stand at the door holding a martini for my husband or maybe just having one of my own after a long day at my very fancy job.  That’s simply not how my life turned out and I’m not complaining in any way. I assure you that despite the many bumps along this road of my life, I’m mostly okay with where I’ve ended up. Afterall, I’ve got clean running water, a roof over my head, clothes to wear, more than enough food to eat, and an oompa loompa as a president. *giggles* (Sorry, I do so try to avoid political jabs, but even if you love him…you’ve got to admit, he resembles a Cheeto. ) Oh and it turns out, I can’t stand martinis! *shrugs* I’m a tequila girl, who knew?

fancy decor

One of the many aspects of Second Life that I adore is that I can live any way I want. Perhaps, I just sat through a marathon of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Now I want to live in some fantasy world. I’m longing for a simple life in the country. I’m remembering the glamorous dreams of my youth. I’ve just binged on Vikings. It really doesn’t matter how I want to live. Its quite possible in SL.
So, it is with both honor and gratitude that I can assemble this scene with mostly Fancy Decor items to create a picture straight out of my childhood fantasies. Second Life enriches my life in so many ways, this is just one of them, and for that…I know I am truly blessed.

fd2

wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Kali (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)

Baubles! by Phe SomethingBorrowed (Silver) (*new* @ ON9)
Astralia – Lunar ascendant rings (Maitreya bento) (*new* @ C88)
L&B Swear Charm Bangle (C) Tri Bead Silver Turquoise #6 (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

[Aleutia] Jasmine (*new* @ ON9)
fri.– Ziggy T-Straps  (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl Bento Set #5

scene:
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Fancy Decor:Louis Chair (white)
DIGS – CoatHook Lamp Right – White [MESH]
Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet (white) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Short Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Tall Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Marbled Art (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Books & Bookends (white)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver)

Damn, you look good!

So, my desk is in my bedroom…I love my bedroom. I spend most of my time in here. The other day I was just feeling so tired and I looked over my shoulder, thinking I heard a noise and my bed just looked so comfortable that I spoke to it. What did I say? Well, you’d have thought I was talking to a lover or something, because I just sighed and said, “Damn, you look good! I want to be in you so bad right now!” *bursts into giggles* I realize how dirty that sounds, but honestly…my bed is super comfy and I really wanted to crawl in and never come out.
I did eventually crawl into bed and pass out, but it was much later in the night. So, what does that have to do with this picture? Well, I kinda sleep like that…oh I don’t look quite so sexy, my tongue isn’t licking my top lip, its usually just sticking out between my lips like a dog, except that dogs look cute when they do it. *laughs* So, when I took this picture I got amused and well, if you’re a regular reader or you know me…well…yeah, you know that mind works in very bizarre ways and you’ve just jumped right down the rabbit hole with me.

phedora annex

wearing:
hairICONIC:MORGANA (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Rise Strong (MBA)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
Schadenfreude Raven Wee Beastie Ring 1 (worn as a bracelet)
The Annex – Lauren Dress – Decay – MAITREYA (*new* @ The Liaison Collabortive)
Phedora ~ Kylie heels (*new* @ ROMP)

pose: . Infiniti . – Heels 1M (ROMP)

Dreams Are Strange

Dreams are indeed strange things. There have been endless studies done about them and yet, still they remain a mystery. There are so many theories surrounding their meanings, but no one has a factual answer. What bewilders me the most is how some will haunt you for days, weeks, months, or even years, especially the reoccurring ones. I still remember this one nightmare I used to have when I was between the ages of 10-12 yrs old. I remember a series of violent nightmares I had every night for two weeks a few years ago. Its not just nightmares, there are good dreams, too. I remember some of the strangest most fantastic dreams. While others escape me only moments after I wake up.

Then there are those times that you’re having one of those great dreams that you don’t want to end, but you wake up to go pee….you rush back to bed hoping to slip back into that dream to no avail. Yet, the nightmares….you wake up in a panic, overwhelmed with fear. You shake it off. You go back to sleep comforted by the idea of a new dream…or just maybe you won’t remember your dream, at all! But without fail, almost every time you find yourself right back in that same nightmare! Well, that’s what happens to me, at least.

Well, there’s nothing nightmarish about the Dreamer’s Sky set from unKindness at Gacha Garden. This is the stuff of good and fantastical dreams….and a great opportunity for some dreamtastic pictures! Yes, I made up that word, feel free to use it. *grins*

Dreams Are Strange

wearing:
hairMINA – Lara – (*new* @ Rewind)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattoo:  .::Nanika::. Alexandra tattoo Black (*new* @ ON9)

BUENO-Lingerie (*new* @ ROMP)
Phedora ~ Emily heels (*new* in Cutie Loot May)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Reverie Theater RARE (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Dreamy Fog (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Puddles Blue (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Slumber Circlet (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

Vacation

“Vacation
All I ever wanted
Vacation
Had to get away”
The GoGos Vacation

I’ve mentioned before how much I love swimwear in Second Life. Probably because it is very very rare to catch me in any type of swimwear or even out in the sun. When I saw this sexy one piece from Blueberry at C88, I knew I had to have it. Considering I just went a tone darker with my skin, I knew the white would really pop, as well. As I turned my cam from the Blueberry Mood swimsuit, I saw the Rondeletia heels from Empire and knew this was a match made in beach heaven! Once I put the outfit together I was off to find the perfect beach setting for a picture. As soon as I landed at Baja Bay, the song Vacation jumped in my head and the chorus was stuck on repeat. As I listened to the song in its entirety I realized its about trying to forget someone. While that part certainly doesn’t apply to me at the moment, it might next year. *rolls her eyes*
So, yeah, nothing deep and meaningful to write about here, I just really wanted to show off another swimsuit, because I can be vain like that at times. And to point out that in Second Life, we can go on vacation anytime we want and just about anywhere we want! How amazing is that?

Vacation

wearing:
hairExile – Way That I Feel (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)

MINIMAL – Ryker set -Silver- (*new* @ C88)
Blueberry – Mood – Maitreya/Belleza/Slink – White (*new* @ C88)
#EMPIRE – Rondeletia (*new* @ C88)

pose by Di’s Opera
location: Baja Bay