Thinking Bout You

Yes, I know…another music post, Sady? Really? Yes, cuz its my blog and sometimes that’s where my mind is. Its times like these, photos like these…the music says it so much better than I can. I can only hope you’ll relate, appreciate the tunes, the photo, and above all the gorgeous creations from some incredibly talents designers. As always, lyrics and YouTube link provided below.

Thinking Bout You by Ariana Grande

I’ve been thinkin’ bout you
Yeah, I’ve been missing you
Where the hell are you, oh, when I need you?
I could still hear your voice
I ain’t got no choice
‘Cause I’m here all alone
I know I can’t wait ’til you get home

Oh, I don’t have you here with me
But at least I have the memory
I try to make it through the night
But I can’t control my mind

I’m just thinkin’ bout you
I’m thinkin’ bout you, I’m thinkin’ bout you
I’m just thinkin’ bout you
I’m thinkin’ bout you, I’m thinkin’ bout you

Got these thoughts in my head
Ain’t no way to forget
Got me losing my breath
Nobody got me the way that you did
Had my eyes rolling back
Had me arching my back
Now you love me so good
I wish you would hurry up and come back

thinking

wearing:
hair:  Stealthic – Sensual (*new* @ C88)
headCATWA HEAD Tala
skinDeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo.Identity. Body Shop – Reborn Wild

Schadenfreude Tear Dermal Piercing,la passionnee(cheekbone)
-SU!- Bento Piercing Set 03
EF: Janus Choker
Amala – The Daddy’s Necklace

{le fil casse} Siouxsie Dress (*new* @ Rewind)
Phedora ~ Jessica boots ~ 28 C (*new* @ Fetish Fair)

pose by Foxcity
scene:
SAYO SCENES – Moderna Courtyard – COMMON
+Half-Deer+ Sakura Petals

End of the Day

You know how at the end of the day, we shed our clothes, we wash our faces, and brush our teeth? Some of us shower or bathe before bed, too? Then the minute we lay down the events of the day start swirling about in our heads. No, not you, Troy, I know you are one of the few that can just decide to go to sleep and be out like a light the minute your head hits the pillow. Just shut the hell up, not talking to you or any of the people like you! #hatechuall I’m talking to the people like me…the ones that don’t go straight to sleep. Those of you that actually have to wait for sleep to arrive. Mind you, I’m not really hating on those that have Troy’s ability to just sleep. I’m actually quite jealous. However, since I’ve never in my life known what that’s like so for me, its a waiting game. Don’t really want to talk so much about that right now though. *swats Troy* Stop distracting me, will ya?
Ok, so end of the day…you shed your clothes and dirt, right? Yeah, that’s where I was…and then you lay down…yeah…and the day comes back swirling around in your head…now where was I going with that? I think I was going to talk about how we should wash away all the negative thoughts about the day by focusing on the positive things that happened. By remembering how loved we are by those that we have no doubt love us. To remember the ones we love and to really focus on the best parts of the day. Yeah, that’s where I was going with that. I know a lot of people do meditations in the morning or read a positive quote for the day, to try and get the day started on a good note, but why not do the same at night to insure a restful more peaceful sleep. Its something I’ve been trying lately and it seems to be making a difference. So, for those of you like me that have trouble falling asleep at night…give it a try…it can’t hurt, right?

end of the day

wearing:
.:E.A.Studio:. BOX Bashim Bracialets (*new* @ Tres Chic)
!APHORISM! Maya Tank & Panties
Phedora ~ Sugar Flip Flops (June Cutie Loot)

pose by BellePoses – Hello Sailor set (*new* @Vintage Fair)

scene:
18.erratic / lsm – clothing clutter – woman
DRD – Rustic Bathroom – Towel Rack
NOMAD // Improvised // Laundry Basket and Soap
DRD – Rustic Bathroom – Bathtub
+Half-Deer+ Spilled Liquid – Large Puddle – Water Set

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

Pug Life

Alright, get ready for a journey down the rabbit hole of Sady’s mind, once again, because this post is all about the stuff and how my mind put it all together…I’m just going to write stream of consciousness here, soooo…buckle your seat belts, its going to be a helluva ride!
Okay, so I have three pictures to show you, because I’ve got soooo much to go over with you! First off, let me mention the five main designers I’m trying to showcase here. We’ve got super cute hair from Mina at FaMESHed, a rad tattoo from RedFish at Kinky, a super sexy outfit from le fil casse for the Arcade, some of Bueno’s arcade set, AND some of the She Pop Band Set that unKindness released recently at REWIND! It really wasn’t my intention to mix soooo many great designers into one scene, but sometimes things just fall together that way, ya know?
Okay, so this first picture *points below* is the whole scene with all the stuff, me, and lots of little extras I gave the my Pug Life scene. If you’re going to do a post called PugLife, you gotta have some pugs, right? So, purple and black are the base colors, but I couldn’t stop there…I had to add others. So, this is a smorgasbord of stuff that I really thought worked well together. It might be a bit cluttery for some, but I have yet to tear down this scene, because I like it sooo much! Oh and I have a weakness for signs, especially neon for some reason. I have no explanation for it and none in real life, but as Josh pointed out. Its not really that easy to own a lot of neon in real life, is it? I dunno, I know I don’t have any, never have. Okay, okay, I like shiny things, sue me!

pug life2

So, one of the things I did was use pieces from the She Pop Band Set, that unKindness released recently at REWIND, in a different way. I saw the drum set and thought it would make the perfect way to display my MishMish pugs! Naturally that led me to slap the keyboard and guitar on the wall. Music is a huge part of my life, but I’ve got not musical talents whatsoever! I’m all about thinking outside the box…actually, I’m not sure I know how to think inside the box. *laughs*
You’ll also notice the gorgeous outfit I’m wearing and by sharing multiple pictures you can see it from other angles, as well as the sweet little tattoo that runs up and down both my legs, front and back. Plus, how freaking adorable is this hair?!?!?! I know, I know…too freaking cute!

pug life3

I just couldn’t decide which picture best showcased everything I wanted to show you, so I decided it was time for multiples. I haven’t done multiple pics in a while and rarely does more than one show up on my Flickr page. However, this time will be different. I’m going to take the chance and post all three this time around, because I really want you everyone to see all this good stuff. Maybe I’m crazy…yeah, okay, we know I am…its even been certified…I know…you must be shocked. *laughs*
Yeah, so I’ve rambled on mindlessly about all the awesome stuff I’m wanting to show off and its not too often that I go on and on about the photos and the stuff this way…or cram so much into one post, but c’mon, you gotta admit, its pretty awesome, right? Oh just be nice and agree, cuz I’m excited!

pug life1

wearing:
hair: MINA – Marre (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Say please (*new* @ Kinky)

{le fil casse} Adriana Slip Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
{le fil casse} Adriana Panty Maitreya Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
{le fil casse} Adriana Heels Maitreya RARE (*new* @ Arcade)

poses by Fashiowl

scene:
set up in BUENO-Stone Skybox RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Bike-Silver
BUENO-Cupcake ATM Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Deco Bag
JIAN Love Pugs 2. Sleepy Treater RARE
BUENO-Floor Pillow-Night (*new* @ Arcade)
Apt B // Retro Label – Restricted Sign
floorplan. street girls sign
7 – Stop Sign
BUENO -Pug Life-Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Night Sofa (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Rug -Block (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Pillows Pile-Night (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO – Whiskey Cooler (*new* @ Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Pet Succulents – Pug Puppy x
uK – She Pop Drum Set (*new* @ REWIND)
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Piper Pugman
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Sestra
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – D’oh!
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Zombie Killer
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Dr. Pug
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – The Spot Hypothesis
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – The Cook
*MishMish* Pugs Love TV – Snow
uK – She-Pop Keyboard (*new* @ REWIND)
uK – She-Pop Guitar (*new* @ REWIND)
BUENO-Skull Pop Deco
The Horror!~ Psychic Sign (Purple)
BUENO-Neon Sugar Skull Sign
[ free bird ] Bleeding Heart Neon Sign
BUENO -Pugs and kisses -Purple (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Night Bed (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Laptop Hustle
BUENO-Magazine Stack 2
JIAN Love Pugs 5. Sleepy Family
BUENO– Vintage Stereo Conspiracy

Make Up My Own

I miss having a vanity. I had them in every home for many years…then along came computers and I’ve rarely had room for both. So, the makeup found its way to the bathroom, crammed onto a shelf with all sorts of other things. Curling irons, blow dryers, hair brushes, and accessories found their way into a basket under the sink. While, I know this set from Fancy Decor was not necessarily intended to be a vanity, much like real life, I love creating something of my own with the creations of others. Even my desk in real life is actually a red wicked sided garden table. I love it so much and I found it at a thrift store for a steal of a price! So, that’s me…I make up my own things by using various items I find along the way as inspiration!

fixin to

wearing:
hairTRUTH HAIR AveryElena (April VIP gift)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [IB-LAKSHMI]Rita-CATWA Mesh Head Applier Skin(*new* @ON9)
tattoo: .::Nanika::.Olga tattoo Black (*new* @ON9)

*AGATA* Angela tanktop (*new* @ON9)
*AGATA* Angela belt bra (*new* @ON9)
[Cynful] Bombshell Pants

pose: FOXCITY. Hair Days Bento Set (*new* @ON9)
scene:
Fancy Decor: Arrow Rug
!! Follow US !! Vintage beauty bucket
Fancy Decor: Lacquer Table (*new* @ Black Fair)
tres blah– Jolie – Makeup Organizer
Fancy Decor: Floor Lamp (glass & gold) (*new* @ Black Fair)
Fancy Decor: Circle Mirror (gold) (*new* @ Black Fair)
Fancy Decor: Luxe Console (black)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Curling Iron – Silver
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Flat Iron – Silver
-tb- Vanity – Platter of Treasures
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Makeup Bag
Quasi – Makeup Addict Clutter
-tb- Vanity – Brushes
-tres blah- Jolie – Vintage Bottle
Quasi – Opened Jewelry Box
NOMAD // Allergy Medicine (Rez)
Fancy Decor: Take Heart Frame
Fancy Decor: Leather Bench (gold) (*new* @ Black Fair)
:HAIKEI: where you’ve been /gacha {3}
AF Worn Luggage Bag
Garbaggio // Shoe Clutter White
Fancy Decor: Black and White Pillow
Fancy Decor: White and Black Pillow

What if…we get real?

How was your day?
Such a simple question to ask, but it can make a world of difference to the person you’re asking. Its usually the first thing I say after, “Hi Baby!” when I see Sino each day. Whenever I’m excited about something, I tend to make my story first followed by embarrassment for not asking him how his day was first, because honestly…what if he had a bad day? Is he really going to be happy that one of my photos was chosen for the cover of a Flickr group? Sure, deep down, but probably not what he wants to talk about, then again it might be just the distraction he’s looking for. I won’t know until I ask about his day.

welcome-home2

I’ve been thinking about this a lot. We often start conversations with, “How are you?”
On occasion someone give an honest answer, but do we really want to know that their IBS is acting up or that they just stubbed their toe or that their boss just laid into them over some stupid project that’s not even due until next week or its shark week and I swear to God if I sneeze there will be a crime scene worthy of Dexter in my pants? I think some of us do really want to know and yet when people ask us how we are…most of us give a general answer like, “I’m fine and you?”
Then we wonder why conversations die. What if we got real and honest with one another? I know, it seems almost like a foreign concept these days in Second Life, but for those of us that are REAL friends and do discuss real life, it might be interesting, dontcha think? I dunno, just food for thought from the depths of a twisted mind.

Let’s talk about the stuff for a minute. It seems like another event opens every day and its getting harder and harder to keep up, especially if you’re on a budget. However, there are certain items out there that just call to you and no matter how many suits you own or how many thigh high boots you already have…we won’t even discuss hair…you just have to have THAT! So, I’m sharing some of my absolute must haves with you…from Sino’s awesome suit and my outfit to some stuff for my house, because anyone that knows me knows I’m always decorating and my home is forever evolving. Enjoy!

Sady is wearing:
little bones. Chel
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02  (*new* @Kustom9)
Valentina E. Dita Ebony Egyptian (*new* @ The Epiphany)
**RE** Zaria Bracelets
Sweet Thing. Madame Laveau Thigh Highs – Black (*new* @ Kustom9)

Sino is wearing:
Modulus – Brooklyn Hair
[Gos] Custom Eyewear – GOSCAN
Head & Body by #TheMeshProject
GizzA –  Andrew Vested Suit Tweed (*new* @ TMD)

scene:
tarte. autumn attic skybox (October Luxe Box)
BUENO -Fall Rug Lines (*new* @ The Epiphany)
NOMAD // The Social Guru
Kalopsia – Aloe Plaster – Grey
Fancy Decor: Wood Console (*new* @ Kustom9)
BUENO-Wallet-Cream
BUENO-Bonita Bag-Black (*new* @ The Epiphany)
BUENO-Magazine Stack 2 (*new* @ The Epiphany)
BUENO-Standup Player-Light (*new* @ The Epiphany)
Addams – Bad Bunny Mask – #051
:HAIKEI: End of the day Gahca {3}
Fancy Decor: Studded Tray (*new* @ Kustom9)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee
Fancy Decor: Bulb Sconce (*new* @ Kustom9)
Fancy Decor: Octagonal Mirror (*new* @ Kustom9)
MG – H&G – Curtains – Silk Pools
striped mocha – hanging lotuses – gold
Di’Cor Carson Leather Chair
Apple Fall ‘iFall’ Notebook 2015
{anc} miniature/H. mannequin {M} flower
Culprit Ancient One
floorplan. record shelf / bare
Stockholm&Lima: The Painting

pose: oOo Studios

Gacha, Gatcha, Gotcha!

I have no idea who originated the quote or if I even have it right…or even close, but I’ve said it for years never believing for one second that I was being original, “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but everyone doesn’t want to hear yours.”
gotcha

I’ve been on the grid for almost ten years now and I’ve witnessed a great deal of change. Not just from base prims to flexi to sculpts to mesh, but photography and marketing, too. I’m not claiming to be an expert on all things Second Life. I’m far too easily distracted by occurrences in my own small world. However, I have had the pleasure of once upon a time owning a store, a club, and various jobs along the way. From customer service to management, I’ve tried my hand at quite a few things. This isn’t even my first attempt at blogging. One of the biggest changes I’ve seen is the approach to marketing.
Hunts don’t seem to be as big of a deal as they once were, as a lot of designers just didn’t put as much effort into the hunt prizes and fewer people wanted to participate for that reason.
I remember when Gachas first showed up and I thought they were such a cute novel idea. They quickly became an addiction and even a way of life for some. It took me a while, but I think I’ve finally gotten my personal relationship with these vexing little machines under control. The irony is in the name…although I’m not even sure what is the correct spelling anymore.
A few years ago, I took a year long break from the grid and upon my return Events were all the rage. I’m not sure when they started exactly or which ones were even first, but they’ve certainly become the most common method of shopping now. More focus is placed on events these days than actual brands and some designers don’t even seem to have an actual store, but can be found in all the big events.
Now the newest trend seems to be the monthly boxes containing exclusive content. You pay L$XXXX each month and receive a box of merchandise that will surpass the value, containing exclusive items.
Another trend, that I first noticed happening with Gacha projects, is the colloboration efforts between designers.

Now, these are all amazing and fantastic ideas and I love all watching the innovation. I love all the excitement over new and shiny things being delivered in new and shiny ways! I know a lot of people out there aren’t happy about the monthly boxes. There are people out there that are even anti-gacha…I know, can you imagine? Well, here’s the good news!  No one is forcing anyone to participate in ANY of these events. Period.  No one forces anyone to participate in  Second Life and no one is forcing anyone to shop. So, unless a designer is being unethical, I just don’t believe we should be lashing out at them on social media, which seems to be a trend of its own these days. Plus, it kinda just makes you look childish, mean, and bitter…so put on your big boy/girl panties and try to be enough of an adult to warrant having a social media page in the first place, will ya?
gatcha

I will continue to enjoy my Luxe Box, my gachas, and anything else on the grid that I see fit…judge me if you want, but you have to admit…I look FABULOUS! ♥

wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ My Day @ Gym (*new* @ The Arcade)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
#2 MC.Night Essentials.Top 2pack.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)
#3 Mc.Night Essentials.Shorts.Black (*new* @ The Arcade)

scene:
STATEMENT [pixel perfect – wall art]
DRD gg rug round 60sflowers (DRD VIP-September Group Gift)
Soy. Shitamachi Alley Garden – Shabby Stands  (*new* @ The Arcade)
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb (*new* @ The Arcade)
little bones. Plasma Ball (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision Videos –  Horror RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Slumbervision VHS – Horror – RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
Intrigue Co. – Plushie Pals: Beth the Bride (*new* @ The Arcade)
:CurelessAmore: /Surrealisme/ Reservoir Balloon (*new* @ The Arcade)
R(S)W & YKFK Ladybug Top (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior (*new* @ The Arcade)
MadPea Little Shop of Nightmares – Flesh Eater Junior(the box was cool, so I used it, too)
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Inlaid Box (Group Gift)
Sway’s [Peacock] Table Lamp . cobalt (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Slumber Party – Sleeping Bag – Prints (*new* @ The Arcade)
* SORGO – Pain Killers (*new* @ The Arcade)
[LJ] Chipsters – Chippers – Salt & Vinegar (rez) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Hair Accessories (Pastel) (*new* @ The Arcade)
+Half-Deer+ Cutie Clutter – Spilled Black Coffee (*new* @ The Arcade)
JIAN Lively Labs :: Family Bed (*new* @ The Arcade)
Kalopsia – Cecilia’s Cage Pics (White) (FLF-Sept 16)