Training Day

Mr. Snortle loved training day, because it meant he got his favorite treats. She loved the one on one time they spent together. It was always a good day. That one day a week, she dedicated to Mr. Snortle…Snorts for short. This particular day was perfect. The temperature was nice, there was even a nice cool breeze blowing the leaves and trees about. They had spent quite a bit of time outside that morning. She had taken him on a picnic. She laughed so much when he took off after that squirrel. “Just like his momma,” she thought to herself.
She’d even managed to pick up some fresh sunflowers for herself a friend. They were a special flower, as they reminded him of his father. He was coming over for dinner later and she thought they would be a nice surprise. Snorts just adored him, too. Today was going to be a good day, start to finish. What Snorts didn’t realize was that her friend was going to help give him a bath and as much as he loved playing in water, bath time was not his favorite activity. It sure amused her though. Plus she was going to change her sheets later and take a long hot bath herself. Surely, Mr. Snortle would appreciate that wonderful feeling of clean sheets after a bath, right?

training day

wearing:
hair: [e] Janiah (*new* @ FaMESHed)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

!Rebel Hope – Delecate Mesh Dress (*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Sady Mesh Shoes (*new* @ FaMESHed)
JIAN Fun Frenchies 14. Brindle Companion (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

pose by Foxcity (edited with AnyPose)

scene:
Apple Fall Hetton Barn Conversion
LISP – Vintage Summer Rugs – Lemon
Sway’s [Agwe] Sofa . pattern / Adult
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/group)
=Zenith=Spring Picnic Rattan Basket B (Milk)
{-Maru Kado-} Sunflower (wear/single)
Sway’s [Agwe] Vase with Monstera leaves

Lost on the Dock

When I shot this photo my main objective was to show off some more of the amazing creations you’ll find at the Vintage Fair and various other events across the grid. Okay, done. Then I though about what to write and I spent over an hour on YouTube looking for the perfect song, but nothing quite resonated with the photo. So, I decided to just ramble. Yep, That’s right…I’m going to ramble on about absolutely nothing. How long will you read these words about me writing about nothing? *laughs* I can’t imagine you’ll last too long, unless you a glutton for meaningless words. My mind is just all over the place this morning and I can’t even settle on a topic. Its Friday and I have so much to do in both world that my my is just spinning with ideas, but none of them will land…so, that’s all. Yep, I’m all out of deep thoughts this morning. Hell, I can barely get a regular thought to sit still and there’s no time for a nap today. I wish you all a fantastic weekend though. ♥

dock of the bay

wearing: 
hair
[e] Mabel (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: .::Nanika::. Spring is coming White

MANIK QUEEN – Betty Babes Glasses – Plain (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
Cae :: Sydney :: Earrings (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Cae :: Sydney :: Bracelets (*new* @ FaMESHed)
#187# Summer Beach Bag – Marine
JIAN Countryside Collies :: Companion Pup Sable

Scandalize. Sandra. (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
fri. – Nellie Sandals (*new* @ Arcade)

BOAT: BBX – Mary

[pose was sort of a combination of the hold pose in the bag and my ao, just captured it at the right moment (after about 20 shots)…the location is a friend’s house, but the boat was on loan from another friend]

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

Where the Heart Is

“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.”
Homer, The Odyssey

In Second Life, our beautiful and dramatic virtual world, emotions can run just as strong as they do in the real world, sometimes even stronger. When I find myself feeling like I’m home with that one person or that group of people..when I know there’s no place I’d rather be than there…wherever they are…then I know I have found home. When those special people aren’t around. whether is because of computer issues, internet interruptions, or simply real life? I try to venture out into the world and discover new people and new places. Not as replacements or even fillers, but enhancements and possibly even some new “family.” If you read my blog regularly, you know that’s what I’ve been doing lately. If not, you know now.  In venturing out, I made some amazing new friends and nurtured some existing friendships.

home
Yet, there are few joys that compare to sitting and chatting with that special someone. Feeling like I’m actually home for the first time in over a week. I won’t get too very personal here or get all TMI (shut up, Rom). I’ll try not to get too mushy or love-dovey (shut it, Tracy). I can’t help but gush just a little bit about the amazing people in my life, especially the one pictured here with me. Sino and I have gone back and forth from friends to lovers to friends to lovers to almost hating each other, but always loving each other for…well…over a year now. And no matter what, I just know in my heart that he and I will ALWAYS be friends first. We’ve made our friendship our first priority and the foundation on which we build everything else. He came home today, as in back online after being gone FOREVER. Ok, perhaps it was only a week and a half, but even my best friends knew I was going bonkers.  Anyway, he’s home now. I’m happy again and looking forward to introducing him to all my new and wonderful friends…just as soon as I’m done making up for lost time.
Soooo, I’ll see you all next week. I hope you all enjoy your weekend. ❤

 

Sady is wearing:
hair by elikatira: [e] Brielle 2
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
TETRA – Sporty Lingerie
Roses Skull Back [CAROL G]
Roses Skull – Leg Tattoo [CAROL G]

Sino is wearing:
[sYs] MOUSYS cyberpop sunglasses
Modulus – Brooklyn Hair
A:S:S deLuxe – Strangeland necklace
**RE** Savage Ear Piercings
Head and Body by TMP
[CX] Venom Septum (Black)
[CX] Venom Biters (Black)
[CX] Menace Arc (Black)
[CX] Carnal Rings (Black)
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Bracelets
.random.Matter. & Le Morte – Aeson Glove
[CX] Basilisk Rings
Prodigy Ink-7P-CyberPunk Tattoo
Legal Insanity – loose sweats 69 grey
///BENJAMINZ//KICKERS

pose by Del May edited using AnyPose
pillows by unKindness-uK – Boho Puff Pillow  Stack

I’ll Be Good…ok, I’ll try

“I’ll be good, I’ll be good
And I’ll love the world, like I should
Yeah, I’ll be good, I’ll be good
For all of the times that I never could.”
~~Jaymes Young‘s I’ll Be Good

 

Despite what people might think I do try to be a good person. That was not always the case and one attribute I’m known for is my brutal sarcasm. I won’t go into the birth of this sarcasm, but I will touch on the fact that it continues to amuse me when people discover this “mean streak” of mine and are genuinely shocked. Let’s face it, my legacy name inworld is Sadystika Sabretooth. You’d think that would be a clue. Yet, for every amazing and intelligent friend I have that knows I only banter with the ones I love, there is someone out there with such delicate feelings that they all but cry when I ask them to please communicate effectively. For instance, if you say to me that you needs “some of dat coffee to wit this coffee I’m drinking here”…well, yes, I’m going to be confused and you should damn well expect a blank stare. Am I lost? No, dear, you’re just stupid, but do I say that? No, I simply twirl my blonde hair around my finger and stare into space. All the while, the coffee with coffee drinker has the audacity to laugh because I got lost. Or, I don’t know, one of my personal favorites was the guy who wanted to show me his new pixelated pubic patch. No, dear, I’m not offended. You’re just stupid.

lost my mind_007

I realize that not everyone has received a proper education, been taught manners, or has been shown love as a child. Trust me, I don’t go around the grid poking fun at the uneducated or the slow learners (with the exception of one friend, who is actually a borderline genius…she just has the memory of a goldfish.) I’m not cruel or rude (usually.) I honestly try very hard to be nice. This was not always the case, mind you.
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In my twenties, I truly thought I knew it all. I believed I was ten feet tall and bullet proof. Turns out, I knew nothing. I was merely five foot three inches tall and quick on my feet. I walked around with a chip on my shoulder and a fight waiting to happen. I blamed my childhood and any other situation in which I could play the victim. Eventually, with time and life experiences, I grew up. I had to let go of my cold, merciless, broken excuses and be somewhat of an adult. I learned to choose my battles a bit more wisely. I also learned to choose the wheres and whens of reckless behaviors a lot more carefully.
So, instead of going out there and getting into arguments with the half-wits on the grid. I simply shake my head and laugh. (Ok, sometimes I toy with them to see how long it will take them to figure out that I’m just being a little….well…you get the idea.) What was I saying? Oh yes, instead of lashing out, acting out, and getting myself mixed up in some sort of trouble…now? I go shopping and one of my biggest weaknesses are Gachas. Which is precisely how this post started.
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I’ve been a bad, bad girl. I visited The Gacha Garden and went so completely nuts on the Astralia Wisdom Angel gacha machine that I didn’t even realize how many times I played until low and behold I received the Seed of Inspiration gift! You gotta admit, its an amazing outfit. I didn’t manage to get the third rare, but I’d say I did alright. There are tons of events just starting up, but The Gacha Garden is definitely one you don’t want to miss. Stay tuned for more goodies from the various other events across the grid, cuz while I’m trying to be good…I have an addiction to feed! Happy shopping! ❤

wearing:
hair by elikatira: [e] Haley
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Astralia – Wisdom angel Forehead jewel (*new* @The  Gacha Garden)
Astralia – Wisdom angel WINGS RARE (*new* @The  Gacha Garden)
Astralia – Wisdom angel Nipples Pink (*new* @The  Gacha Garden)
Astralia – Wisdom angel bracelets Pink (*new* @The  Gacha Garden)
Astralia – Wisdom angel belt Pink (*new* @The  Gacha Garden)
Astralia – Wisdom angel SOI SCEPTRE (*Seed of Inspiration* @The  Gacha Garden)
Astralia – Wisdom angel HEELS MAITREYA RARE (*new* @The  Gacha Garden)

scene:
Land of Nodd Headstone (Configurable)
HPMD* wire grass
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass
HPMD* Colored Bush
Skye Alligator Apple Bush
{anc} tears tree
unKindness: uK – Wrought Iron Fence Straight Rust

pose by Lalochezia

Live or Die

“Live or die,” she says as she dropped the transplanted hosta into its new home in her garden. The she carefully placed some cool from the shade rocks at its base and smiled, “I hope you like your new home.”

Taken out of context, I think my friend might come out sounding a bit careless. However, she actually loves plants and has this amazing green thumb. We had wine while sitting in her garden this afternoon and she made me realize that sometimes life is just that cut and dry. Live or die. It’s a choice we have to make. As I figure out how to live a new life, so shall that plant. Let’s hope that like me, it chooses to live.

*giggles* One really hosta make a choice eventually, don’t they? And I choose to live…in both lives. And in Second Life, I don’t need a green thumb to surround myself with beautiful hostas, because Artisan Fantasy has made the ones pictured below and they are gorgeous!

Pictured Above:

[ARIA] Torino potted double stemed Orchid A
[ keke ] refurbished sofa – wood

=EliBaily= Ivy (1li each on the ground)
*AF* Hosta Mound Green w White Flowers (5li each)
hair: [elikatira] Olivia
dress: .Enfant Terrible. Flora Dress Maitreya Violet
shoes: #EMPIRE – Ophrys
necklace: :BAMSE: Button Necklace – Love
bracelets: NOMAD // Dreamer Bracelet (right arm)
NOMAD // Brass Gamer Bracelet // RARE (left arm)