Not a Gift

Every year at Christmas we are bombarded with ads for new cars. We see some weeping wife come out to a car with a giant bow on top. We might see a husband come outside all delighted to the same thing. Occasionally, its a teenager, but here’s the thing that kills me. These commercials rarely tell you the actual cost of the car, its all about the financing. Zero percent down, zero interest for this long, blah blah blah. I’m sorry to inform you, but if its not paid for then its not a gift. Its a loaner with a promise.
You see, many many years ago, I was in a relationship with a man that bought me the most beautiful living room suit for my birthday. I was over the moon. It was leopard print and had this gorgeous elephant coffee table. I went crazy decorating with all sorts of jungle themed touches. It was that same birthday that he took me to a party of some girl he worked with and we had a good time. A couple of weeks later I find out he’s been cheating on me with THAT girl. Needless to say that relationship came to an abrupt halt. A few weeks later, some men showed up with a moving truck to reclaim my living room suit, because it had been financed and wasn’t paid off! The one good thing I thought I had gotten from that relationship was being ripped out from under me and now I had no furniture at all. Why? Because I had given mine away when he surprised me with the new stuff.
So, dear car dealers, unless Mom, Dad, Wifey, Hubby, etc are coming in with the full cost of the car….that is NOT a gift!

a new car

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Chae – :rigged: (*new* @ Gacha Gardens)
head: CATWA HEAD Uma
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: DeeTaleZ  “Merrylu” Mixedtype
tattoo: [White~Widow] Chocolat – Black
**RE** Raven Collar – Lock
{le fil casse} Sheena Top (*new* @ Uber)
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
Astralia – Compatible mesh nails system
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
Blueberry – Poppy Leggings
[Gos] Boutique – Monza Belted Boots (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: Foxcity Souffle Set

scene:
taikou / late night tunnel backdrop (lights on)
! [MiChIGaN’s ShAcK!] Hard Driven – Premium Edition

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I Need to See You

Natalia M. King – I Need to See You

A battered heart
is just another start
to a waiting
lay me down and die story.
long are the days
with my impulsive ways
I start to trouble
I start to worry
 God help me if I’m right
God help me if I’m wrong
don’t wanna put up a fight
but you’ve been gone away too long
 I need
I need to see
I need to see you
I need to see you again
 an hour’s like a day
a day is like a year
when we’re apart
and when you’re not here to please me
 I see your way
to foreplay
is to make me wait and hunger
while you tease me
 God help me if i’m right
God help me if i’m wrong
don’t wanna put up a fight
but you’ve been gone away too long
I need
I need to see
I need to see you
I need to see you again
I’m not saying
that I regret the past
and I’m not saying
that we are gonna last
I’m not saying
that this is a one time fling
and I’m definitely not saying
that this is gonna be forever thing
I’m just saying
I’m just saying
I need
I need to see
I need to see you
I need to see you again

what do you want from me

she is wearing:
hair: tram G1113 hair (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lilly
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Astralia – Compatible mesh nails system
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Sugar Baby
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Bento Rings (*new* @ Kustom9)
Scandalize. Zoom (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
_CandyDoll_Miko Collection Harness Top Maitreya SECRET RARE
_CandyDoll_ Sofia Lingerie White
[VALE KOER] UNDERCHEEK BOOTS

he is wearing:
hair: Barber Shop / David
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni – Mesh Body
[Deadwool] Genoa jacket – pearl blue (*new* @ District20)

her pose: Foxcity Night Owl Set
his pose:  XXY – Spike Pack (*new* @ Hipster MEN’s)

MINIMAL – Omnia Backdrop (*new* @ Kustom9)

Tangled Up In You

A picture and a song to celebrate our love. Its really just that simple and I proudly tell the world. ♥ (I did warn you all that its another crazy busy week for me, too.)

Tangled Up In You – Staind

You’re my world, the shelter from the rain
You’re the pills that take away my pain
You’re the light that helps me find my way
You’re the words when I have nothing to say
And in this world where nothing else is true
Here I am still tangled up in you
I’m still tangled up in you
Still tangled up in you
you’re the fire that warms me when I’m cold
You’re the hand I have to hold as I grow old
You’re the shore when I am lost at sea
You’re only thing that I like about me
And in this world where nothing else is true
Here I am still tangled up in you
I’m still tangled up in you
How long has it been since this storyline began
And I hope it never ends and goes like this forever
In this world where nothing else is true
Here I am still tangled up in you, tangled up in you
I’m still tangled up in you
Still tangled up in you
new beginnings
And I hope it never ends and goes like this forever
In this world where nothing else is true

Sady is wearing:
hair: #2 – Sintiklia – Baby girl – Hair Kailin set 2 RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
ears: Sweet Thing. Neko Ears (Bento)
tail: Sweet Thing. Fuwa Tail (Bento)
nails: Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
nail polish: GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Sugar Baby
{le fil casse} Angelica Collection Choker (unrigged) Dusty Rose (*new* @ Epiphany)
{le fil casse} Angelica Collection Dress Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)

Josh is wearing:
hair: VoltHair– Kevin- Black- (*new* @ ManCave)
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
body: [SIGNATURE] Gianni
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Darkness Ears (*new* @ Black Fair)
beard: Volkstone Klaus Facial Hair
::GB:: Henley shirt

pose: Drunk-Panda – BeMyAngel
MINIMAL – VIBE Backdrop *4* (*new* @ Epiphany)

Morning Meditation

Last year when I was going through a particularly rough time, my friend Charlotte gave me a non religious meditation book. Those are surprisingly hard to find in my area. Anyway, its one of my favorite ways to start the day. Reading the daily meditation with a cup of coffee and…*hangs her head*…a cigarette.

So, while I sit here at my desk with my coffee and cigarette, I thought I’d share this morning’s meditation with you.
“To have what we want is riches; but to be able to do without is power.” ~ George Macdonald
Well, George, I’d say you’re quite right there. I  mean it would suck if I couldn’t have a computer or afford internet. It would suck to lose Netflix. I’d be sad if I ran out of coffee (ok, I’d be downright mad) or cigarettes. However, there’s a certain power in knowing that I’ve been without all of those things and more in the past. I not only survived the lack of things, but I found other ways to entertain myself and enjoy life.  I have some rather fond memories of living in a homeless shelter, believe it or not. As there are no guarantees in this life, despite what marketing ads will tell you. The greatest power anyone can have is being able to find joy in the simplest of things. I’m just going to list a few examples of simplistic joys that I find in my daily life that are often taken for granted, but are truly to be cherished.
The way my dog greets me like a long lost soldier returned from way, even though I’ve only been gone 20 minutes. The way my cat mews and purrs at me on the rare occasion that he wants attention. The first bite of a meal I’ve cooked to perfection. The feel of freshly washed sheets on my skin right after a long hot bath. Led Zeppelin on the radio on a breezy summer afternoon. The smell of a bookstore. The joyous sound of children laughing and playing at the pool (even if I don’t like the lil bastards, I still love to hear the sounds of happiness.) The sound of the cicadas in the trees as the sun sets on a warm August evening. No, these are not my favorite things in life, but they are simple joys that make life worth living.

morning meditation

wearing:
hair: [KoKoLoReS] Hair – Bess (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

Astralia – Compatible mesh nails system  (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
Astralia – Kitty chain ring with HUD (*new* @ Blush)

BUENO-Olivia Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
BUENO-Cuff Jeans (*new* @ Kustom9)
_CandyDoll_ Saki Heels (*new* @ Uber)

pose by Le Poppycock

scene:
Pseudo– Inked Corner Scene
Apple Fall Cafe Chair
Apple Fall Clawfoot Height-Adjusting Table
Apple Fall Canvas Tote
Apple Fall Crumpled Newspaper
[ kunst ] – Ashtray v3 / Marble #4
SAYO – Trendy Tumblers – Rose Chrome – COMMON (*new* @ PocketGacha)

 

Reimagined

Its another song post, but I’m hoping you’ll kinda feel the connection between the picture and the music. I’m a little obsessed with this band at the moment and if you’re not familiar with them…well, check them out. So, as always I’m providing a YouTube link and the lyrics. You also have the option of scrolling on down to the credits, because hands down this dress is a must have and believe me, you really want to fork out the extra lindens for the fatpack on this one, cuz the Cynful team has gone above and beyond with this Subdub Dress!

The Contortionist Reimagined

When I found the point of life
It came creeping towards me
In the shape of eyes

It was all this reimagined
It was a different kind of speak
It was repitition
It was what you want it to be

When I saw the shape of sound
Everything came spiralling

It was all this reimagined
It was a different kind of speak
It was repitition
It was what you want it to be

Breathe
Breathe in
Once you found the breath you lost you’ll breathe again

Breathe
Breathe in
Once you found the breath you lost you’ll breathe again

It was all this reimagined
It was a different kind of speak
It was repitition

And I am exactly what you imagine me to be

tunnel vision

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Rebecca (*new* @ Chapter Four)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: Glam Affair – Maya – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Polar (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 03
EF: Adoration Choker  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Astralia – Skeleton Hand + Add-on  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
[Cynful] Subdub Dress (*new* @ C88)

pose by Kirin
MINIMAL – Illusion III – *4*

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)

If I Have an Angel

I was born on a Sunday morning. My devote Christian grandmother told my mom that it meant I would have extra angels looking over me. As I was not a particularly graceful child (or adult for that matter) my mother would often say, “Your angels are working overtime today!” As I got older and continued to be anything but graceful, my mother would beg my extra angels to look after me and to have mercy on her. *laughs* I see a lot of memes with angels facepalming that say something about how people’s angels must look watching over them. Every time I see one, I just chuckle. My grandmother passed away when I was eleven. My mother insisted that she joined the ranks of angels looking over me. What occurred in my life the following year was confirmation that there were no angels watching over me.
As I grew older, I would sometimes imagine that there were still a few angels lingering about and just maybe they were dosing out some karma on those that crossed me, but eventually I grew to believe that wasn’t true either. I know some people do believe in angels and I have to say I think its a beautiful sentiment, but for me…nah, I don’t believe in them anymore. However, the concept of angels has always been quite fascinating. I especially love the way they are represented on Supernatural. I realize not all of my readers have seen that show and some may have just started it, so I won’t go into any details and spoil it. The entire concept of God, angels, Lucifer, demons…all of it…ages old, but the way the stories are told on Supernatural almost makes me want to believe in them again. At least that story makes a bit more sense to me, but alas to believe their story means I must also believe in all the monster presented, as well.

angry angel

For now, I’ll just present you with this picture and the thought that if I have an angel watching over me, this is what I think my angel probably looks like…sometimes she is stunned and pointing her finger at me as if to say, “You did it AGAIN!” She would surely be angry and frustrated to say the very least.

lost angel close up

hairTableau Vivant \\ Editorial \ Southern wind – Blacks+Whites
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skinGlam Affair – Molly – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Artic (*new* @ Arcade)
eyesCATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
eye applier:Conviction: Viscous Eyes
tearsCURELESS [+] Dragon Tears (v.1)
ears: .:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Icarus
eyebrowsWarPaint* Hepburn Brow [Catwa] (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
lipstick-SU!– The Matte Lip Essentials
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo**RE** Surya Tattoo – Common – Silver
nails: Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
nail polish: GingerFish-Nail Applier-Astralia- Fairy Glitter-S

.:E.A.Studio:. BOX Collar Oculus Cross
Astralia – Wisdom angel WINGS RARE
.LYBRA . GABRIELLA (*new* @ LIMIT8)
erratic / cerise – panties
#EMPIRE – Impatiens

pose by Del May

scene created in a black box using:
uk – Mystic Dew Drops & Mist Sets
E.V.E Dancing Poison Rain {Silver}

Almost Ready

On the rare occasion that I wear full face make up in RL, lipstick is always the last thing I apply and its something I apply throughout the day if I’ve got the mind to do so. When I saw these poses from GingerFish, I had already aquired the Hair Salon backdrop from Astralia and knew immediately that this was going to work out wonderfully with my new hair from Mina and the Oh! Dress from Cynful. This is one of those pictures that I just had to get right and I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.
Sometimes blogging is just that simple for me. Its things falling into place with the only effort on my part is taking the picture, editing, writing these words, and listing the credits.
I doubt there’s anyone out there that hasn’t heard the words, “Almost ready!” as they wait for someone to join them on an outing, whether its a night out, going shopping, a trip, or just going somewhere to hang out.

almost ready

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Shelley (*new* @ ULTRA )
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattooRedFish – Anymore Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

[Cynful] The Oh! Dress

pose: GingerFish Poses – Lipstick Love 1*lipstick & compact included* (*new* @ eBENTO)

Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Hair Saloon) (*new* @ Rewind)

Oh no!

This is was very much like my face in RL today when I was faced with one crappy thing after another! I thought I was going to pull my hair out. I wanted to crawl back into bed and never get out. I really wanted to cancel my RL account, but alas, that never works! Then some awesome things happened in SL to kinda turn my day around. I’m so grateful for this virtual world and all the amazing people in it. So, just a quick post to show off my pretty nails and rings…cuz I can. I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend!

crying

wearing:
hair:   TRUTH HAIR Cheri (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
eyeshadow::SG:: Let’sGo Shadow – JESSICA HEAD :: Catwa
ears: .:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Astralia – Compatible mesh nails
GingerFish -Nail Applier-Astralia-Bloody Kisses
**RE** Luxy Rings Set
[ kunst ] – Wire ring
pose: BodyLanguage SLC Bento SS POSE PuniPuni C (*new* @ Kustom9)

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