Eavesdropping

“There’s nothing like eavesdropping to show you that the world outside your head is different from the world inside your head.” – Thornton Wilder

the weight of secrets
While listening at the door, she couldn’t believe what she heard!

wearing:
hair:  pr!tty – Mary  (*new* @ TCF)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Akima (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
erratic / eva – knee socks plain
[VALE KOER] GUMBALL BOOTS (*new* @ N21)

pose: Foxcity Steamy Set
[ isuka ] back alley blue backdrop

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Oh Deer

When I was putting this scene together, I couldn’t help but get lost as I was thrown down memory lane. Earlier this year, I lost my aunt. I shouldn’t say I lost her, because to be honest, I didn’t really like her. My mom lost her sister. My mom was and still is quite heartbroken. While I didn’t like my aunt very much, there were things I liked about her. I loved visiting her for a few days at a time, because she lived on a mountain in the hills of West Virginia. I know, I know, but seriously, its a beautiful state, especially in the fall when the leaves are so vibrant. I loved being so enveloped in mother nature. There were deer that would come into her yard every night as the sun was going down and you never knew when you’d see a bear lurking about looking for apples. My aunt was especially gullible and I even had her hunting ghost orbs in the Catholic cemetery at the bottom of the mountain once. *laughs* Her home was rustic and so far removed from modern society to include dial up internet as it was all she could get where she lived.
I didn’t agree with her views on life, religion, or politics. I didn’t think she was a very nice person, but there we managed to share some funny moments. Like the time we mouthed words to each other and made my mother think she was going deaf. She fought hard the last few years of her life and finally couldn’t fight anymore. I understood that and I admired her decision to tell her family she was done fighting. To say goodbye and let her go. I know that took a lot of courage for her, considering how close she was to her children and how much she loved her husband. I dedicate this post to her, even though she has never approved of me, my lifestyle, my beliefs, etc. *laughs*

oh deer

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Rachel Hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Megan (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Sour Times (*new* @ Darkness Monthly)

scene:
llorisen // simeon lodge (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Trompe Loeil – Keithia Bed Dark  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – ALL – Draped Over
DRD gg rug brown
*Shabby* Boho Vintage Chest
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Sep 15 – Greenwich Telephone
dust bunny . bunny alarm clock . brown
23- 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Lamp
uK – Simply Said Karma RARE (*new* @ Gacha Gardens)
dust bunny . spotted begonia
BALACLAVA!! Books [horizontal A]
!! Follow US !! Safety dog with pants
Apt B // Hello Billy – Hatboxes
!gO! SteamTeddy +Mad+
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Dress Form
Kalopsia – Curtaina – Chevron Beige
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 2
Fancy Decor: Hasting Bench (white) (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Open Book (*new* @ Uber)
Fancy Decor: Rain Boots (*new* @ Uber)
Second Spaces – snow day books – messy stack
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 3
[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 1
[Black Bantam] Puppies At Play (*new* @ Chapter Four)
DRD – Series 01 – Floor Lamp – Light2.
*MSS* Garden Party Hanging Wicker Ball Natural

outside:
JIAN Fallow Deer Buck & Doe (*new* @ FaMESHed)
LB_Conifer.v2{Seasons}

Be True to You

“You got to be true
True to yourself
Or you’ll be a fool
To somebody else”
-Yelawolf – “True to Yourself” ft. Bones Owens

I’m just quoting the song today. I’m not going to feed you all the lyrics, because this is not really a song post. Though I do love the newest from Yelawolf, I want to talk about being true to yourself. No matter how old you are, its important to be true to yourself and who you are…who you want to be…what you want from your life. It might be too late for some things, but its never too late for everything. The younger you are the fewer excuses you should have…look at people that move to another country with hardly any money to their names and make something of themselves without help from the government. If they can do, so can you! Seriously, no matter what your passion is, never stop. If you love to paint, then paint. If you can’t afford classes, its okay, paint anyway. Paint because you love it, not because you’re a professional. If you love to sing, but no one wants to hear you sing? That’s ok, sing in your car, your shower, sing your heart out. No one can stop you from that. If you can improve upon your passion, then do it. Be the best at whatever you love as you can. I urge those in their 20s to please listen and don’t let you life get away from you. You think there’s plenty of time, but I promise you that time will escape you and before you know it, you’ll be 40 and wondering what happened to your dreams. Be your own best friend and push yourself forward. Be true to you!

Be You

hair: Nutmeg & Entwined. Cameron (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: #PUMEC – XENA – Dead March – CATWA SKIN App.
nose piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Bridge (Catwa Tala)
lip piercing: –SU!– Piercing Set 05 Snakebites (Catwa Tala)
BUENO-Phone-Sugar Love Potion (*new* @ Kustom9)
**RE** Luxy Rings Set
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS
Scandalize. Alura. SWEATSHIRT. Maitreya (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
Scandalize. Alura. PANT. Maitreya (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
E-Clipse Hype Boots Black

pose by Bauhaus Movement
*PROMAGIC* Vivo BAckgrounds-5
*katat0nik* (green) Spray Paint Set – Street Artist
*katat0nik* (purple) Spray Paint Set – Street Artist

 

Extra! Extra!

Once upon a time, kids would stand on street corners selling newspapers while yelling, “EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!” They might even go so far as to toss out the title of the story on the front page. These days we get our news from a variety of electronic devices. So, I figured my best bet was to sit pretty on the ATM machine…that should get your attention, right?
Its Friday and I think most of us are feeling pretty good about that! There’s been lots of events just waiting for us to get paid. There’s an endless array of retail therapy, so no matter how bad your week has been, relief is in sight! Its also the weekend that Cosmo switches things up, so if you want to grab this cute little number from Scandalize go on over and grab it tonight. It might be a few days before it makes it to the mainstore. In the meanwhile, you can hit up Kustom9 for that beautiful variety they continue to deliver. Bueno has surprised us with a diverse set of backdrops and phones!
I hope you all have a great weekend and Happy Shopping!♥

feeling sassy

wearing:
hair: *Besom~ Claire (October  Luxe Box)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Scandalize. Sally. Maitreya (Cosmopolitan until Oct 21)
Scandalize. Sally WARMS. Maitreya (Cosmopolitan until Oct 21)
[VALE KOER] HERMES KICKS

pose: FOXCITY. Bad Kitty VOL2 Bento Pose Set (*new* @ ON9)
BUENO-Night Life-Street Build Scape (*new* @ Kustom9)

Secret

One of my all time songs and when I was doing this picture I couldn’t help but play it on repeat. I knew from the jump that this would be a music post. So, here’s the link and lyrics. *smiles* Oh and I know most people know this song from that TV Show Pretty Little Liars, but I’ve never seen it…so check out more songs by these two gorgeous sisters, because they are amazing!

Secret by The Pierces

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
‘Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead?

Why do you smile
Like you have told a secret
Now you’re telling lies
‘Cause you’re the one to keep it
But no one keeps a secret
No one keeps a secret
Why when we do our darkest deeds
Do we tell?
They burn in our brains
Become a living hell
‘Cause everyone tells
Everyone tells?

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
‘Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead?

Look into my eyes
Now you’re getting sleepy
Are you hypnotized
By secrets that you’re keeping?
I know what you’re keeping
I know what you’re keeping

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
‘Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead?

Alison?
Yes, Katherine.
I have something I want to tell you, but
You have to promise to never tell anyone.
I promise
Do you swear on your life?
I swear on my life

You swore you’d never tell?
You swore you’d never tell?

You swore you’d never tell?
You swore you’d never tell?

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
‘Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead?

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
‘Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead?

Got a secret
Can you keep it?
Swear this one you’ll save
Better lock it, in your pocket
Taking this one to the grave
If I show you then I know you
Won’t tell what I said
‘Cause two can keep a secret
If one of them is dead?

Yes two can keep a secret
If one of us is Dead

Yes two can keep a secret
If one of us is Dead

secrets

wearing:
hair: TRUTH Apple (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
[Atomic] Kitten Collar
UC_Sara_bodysuit (*new* @ Uber)
ChicModa // Lynn Skirt (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
_CandyDoll_ Olivia Heels (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
anxiety %area51.backdrop
Alien – Peace Pose

Take a Backseat

Ya know, anyone with a Facebook account whether its RL or SL sees far more than their share of drama, add the aspect of life on the grid and its going to be ten times worse, but here’s the thing. If you don’t want to be caught up in it, then stay out of it. Sure, you can grab some popcorn and watch it all unfold like a bad episode of some Real Housewives of Hell, but don’t you have better things to do with your time? I know I do. Sure, I’ve read stuff on friend’s walls and wondered who is that about….and I’ve had people come running to me with gossip, but do you see me running off at the mouth to anyone outside of the cunts (Kess, Tracy, & Grace)? No, you don’t. You also don’t see the four of us mixed up in everyone’s drama. Sure, we’ve each had a bit of our own here and there, but the more power you give rumors and lies, the stronger they become…the bigger the story gets…the more people get involved. Look, if someone calls you a whore and you’re insulted by it…well, you’re being silly. Either you are a whore or you’re not. If you are, why you mad? They didn’t lie. If you’re not a whore, then why you mad? You gonna be mad if they call you a chair? Are you a chair? Right. So, take a backseat, let the drama llamas drive…and enjoy the scenery and the ride. Let someone else navigate through all that bullshit.

**BTW, before y’all get started…this is not aimed at anyone in particular, its just another day in the second life.**

classic

 

wearing:
hair: TRUTH Apple (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
EF: Papillon Earrings
Scandalize. Sweet FUR. (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
ChicModa // Lynn Skirt (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
!Rebel Hope – Maddie Mesh Shoes (*new* @ Shoetopia)

pose created with AnyPose
[Con.] Wax On/Wax Off Convertible – Grey

Chickens Can’t Read, Right?

Her sister and her chickens. She couldn’t believe that her nephew couldn’t spell “chicken” or “for.” She sighed and leaned against the chicken coop. Her sister was going to owe her one helluva a favor for this. She felt like a dumb hick waiting to sell chickens or fresh eggs to people that just drive up. There wasn’t even a decent signal to amuse herself with her phone. She thought about the Angry Birds game and chuckled to herself as she wondered how far she could throw a chicken. It was just then she noticed that two of the chickens seemed to be looking at the sign as if they were reading it. She laughed to herself, “Chicken can’t read, right?”

Chickens Can't Read

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Maya Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

ChicModa // Cyndi Top (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
UC_Jeans_skirt (*new* @ 4Mesh)
-KC- BELIZE WEDGES (*new* @ 4Mesh)

pose by Del May

scene:
JIAN Chicken Coop (*new* @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Chicken Collection
DRD – GG – Junk Yard Signs – Chickuns (Aug Group Gift)
[we’re CLOSED] trees

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

Picnic Party

She had arrived at the park early to set up the annual picnic for her college friends. She had set everything up just right and was just lazing about watching nature and reading. She could hardly concentrate as she was so excited. She hadn’t seen some of them in ages and this was their own special reunion. They had no desire for class reunions and alumni parties. These were the special people that had kept in touch. Sure, most of it was on Facebook or over the phone…a few even used email, but this was going to be a party day. She had the best wines, cheeses, sandwiches, lemonade, fresh bread, and plenty of blankets and pillows for people to pair off to have private conversations if they wanted.

the picnic

As she lied there reading her book, she began to wonder if she had forgotten anything. Oh dear, did she have the right date? She quickly pulled out her phone and confirmed the date. Whew, that would have been a mess! She was so nervous….what if HE showed up? What if he didn’t? What if he brought a date? Why did she sign up for this? What was she thinking?
She poured herself a glass of wine and decided it was too late now, just drink and relax. Its just a picnic in the park. Yes, it would be a fun day and if no one showed up, well, she’d just invited strangers to partake and she’d make new friends. Yes, that’s what she’d do….and she’d have another glass of wine.
Eventually her friends did show up. HE showed up…without a date or a wedding ring.

picnic main

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Lemon (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Scandalize. Aranda (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose by Foxcity (edited with AnyPose)

scene:
*AF* Picnic (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
~*AF* Paper Lanterns (not pictured)
~*AF* Picnic 1 – Blanket and Pillows RARE
~*AF* Picnic 2 – Cart RARE
~*AF* Picnic 3 – Wine Barrel
~*AF* Picnic 4 – Lemonade Barrel (not pictured)
~*AF* Picnic 5 – Deviled Eggs
~*AF* Picnic 6 – Sandwich Basket
~*AF* Picnic 7 – Fruit & Cheese
~*AF* Picnic 8 – Dessert
~*AF* Picnic 9 – Personal Tray
~*AF* Picnic 10 – Basket Stack
~*AF* Picnic 11 – Bird Watching Seed of Inspiration
~*AF* Picnic Basket Seat

 

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