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

Summer Breeze

“Summer breeze, makes me feel fine, blowing through the jasmine in my mind”
~Summer Breeze – Seals & Croft

This is one of those songs that takes me back to childhood summers in Alabama. As a child I didn’t notice the heat so much, I just knew its warm and the sun is shining, and that meant I could go outside to play. I loved playing outside as a kid. Its not something I see many kids doing where I live unless they’re at the pool. In some ways its kinda sad to see the kids of today more glued to little blue screens than focused on playing tag or hide-n-seek, but I would imagine some of the mothers rest a little easier knowing exactly where their children are, rather than worrying about them getting snatched up or climbing and falling off a scaffold that the workers left behind while working on their apartment building.  *laughs* Yeah, I might have climbed a four story scaffold as a kid, luckily none of us fell, but if our mothers had know what we were doing. *giggles*
From time to time I do see boys outside tossing around a football and because there’s a park next to my neighborhood I can hear the cheers and whistles of soccer (football is you live outside the U.S.) games on occasion. Perhaps its because of where I live that I don’t see a lot of children outside playing, but when I think back to my childhood I’m ever so grateful to have memories of chasing lightening bugs as the sun began to set, because lets face it…we all knew that when those street lights came on, it was time to get our little butts in the house.

I don’t spend nearly as much time outside these days as I did as a child, but again, I’m grateful for the memories of my own. My childhood wasn’t all great, but I truly have some amazing memories worth a visit from time to time and there’s nothing like a summer breeze stirring up the jasmines in my garden to take me back. I hope that summer treats you all well and that you can revisit some of your own beautiful memories. ♥

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wearing:
hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Summer Hairplay – Alize – Pack 3 RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Precious Tattoo (*new* @ Kinky)
makeup (brows/lipstick): A R T E – 40’s MakeUp Pack [Catwa, bento] (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
nail polish on maitreya nailsHello Dave – Nail Appliers – Baroque Pinup 1 (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

MINIMAL – Chiara Glasses -Silver-(*new* @ FaMESHed)
!Rebel Hope – Jasmina Mesh Bikini (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Formal VOL1-7 (Slim gown)

location: aloha beach

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!

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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!

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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

Take the Train Somewhere

“My baby takes the morning train
He works from nine to five and then
He takes another home again
To find me waitin’ for him”
Sheena Easton – My Baby Takes The Morning Train

As much as I hate to age myself, I remember loving this song as a kid. I remember fantasizing about living somewhere near New York where one would actually take a train to commute to work. Having always been a bit of an old fashioned girl, I truly imagined myself waiting for him at the station. I’ve always loved trains, so that only fueled the fantasy, of course. As a kid, I always thought I’d live in a bigger more glamorous city, but as I’ve settled into the life I have…well, I have to say I enjoy the slow, comfortable pace of the South. That’s not to say we don’t have rush hour traffic and all the pressures of any other place, but we’ve got no trains to and from work. The only buses we have go to the welfare offices, the projects, and Walmart and they’re called Shuttles, naturally since this is the Rocket City.
I took a trip on a train as a kid, even slept on the train, but I was very little and it was in Germany so I have very little memory of it. I think I’d really like to take a real trip on a train someday…in fact, I think I’ll add it to my bucket list…Take the Train Somewhere.

netherwood

wearing:
hair: *~*Damselfly*~*Tulip
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

.miss chelsea. Aida Top Charcoal (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Vinyl – Cally Skirt (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~  Nevian Boots (*new* @ Kinky)

pose by Di’s Opera

location Netherwood

Killing Strangers

Killing Strangers Marilyn Manson

This world doesn’t need no opera, we’re here for the operation
We don’t need a bigger knife (a bigger knife)
‘Cause we got guns, we got guns, we got guns (we got guns)
We got guns, you better run (ya better run, ya better run, ya better run)
We’re killing strangers, we’re killing strangers
We’re killing strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
We’re killing strangers, we’re killing strangers
We’re killing strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
Love, love, love
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We pack demolition
We can’t pack emotion
Dynamite, we just might
So blow us a kiss, blow us a kiss
Blow us a kiss, we’ll blow you to pieces
We’re killing strangers, we’re killing strangers
We’re killing strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
Love, love, love
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And we got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better, better better run
We got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better run
We got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better, better better run
We got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better run
We’re killing strangers, we’re killing strangers
We’re killing strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
We’re killing strangers, we’re killing strangers
We’re killing strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
You better run
We got guns, we got guns, we got guns

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So, the idea for this photo came to me while I was driving to Pensacola on Friday. Guess what I was listening to on the way down! *laughs* So, I’m not writing a whole lot. I think the lyrics say it all. What I will say is that there are some truly talented creators on the grid and the team at Cynful has got to be the cream of the crop! Everything they release just makes me drool. No matter what your style, they’re bound to have something for you. This Take Note set offered up at Kinky is no exception. While I know this outfit was designed with a naughty secretary in mind, I couldn’t help but think gangster…which is why this song inspired the look I put together here. Look at me, thinking all outside the box and stuff…I think I’ll go ask the boss for a promotion…*laughs*

Happy shopping and how about you kill strangers with kindness instead of guns, yeah? Except Grace, she has foam knives. *nods*

hair.Shi Hair : Octavia / Unisex . LBlonde (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
eyeshadowIzzie’s – Catwa – Applier Dark Metallic Eyeshadow Hud
ears^^Swallow^^ Ears Elf HD – High Definition
lipstick: -SU!- The Matte Lip Essentials //Catwa BENTO//
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring ( Catwa )
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites ( Catwa )
-SECRETS- Bianca Rings – Black (*new* @ Crossroads)
Astralia – Rock nails with HUD (Bento) (*new* @ N21)
=Zenith=secret agen gun (Black)
N-core NIKA HANDGUN “Silver”

[Cynful] Take Note Set tie & dress (*new* @ Kinky)
N-core NIKA

poses: Verocity – American Girl Pose Set
scene:
Soy. BKLYNITES LOFT – Old American Flag
BioNiT’s HL1 MP5 V1.86 (no info on creator)
Bauhaus Movement – Cypriss’s Apocalypse Gun
*The Creatures* Belt Gun
[10224] Machine gun Type I (no info on creator)

Chasing Time

Chasing Time
I feel like I’m constantly doing just that. No matter how well I plan, time continues to escape me. It flies when I’m having fun. It drags when I’m stuck somewhere I don’t want to be. Worst of all, there never seems to be enough time for everything I want to do. The ultimate buzz kill is how quickly time truly passes when I’m not paying attention.
My vacation was over much too soon. The drive home felt like an eternity. There was so much I wanted to get done when I got home and today, but the energy and time eluded me. And when I think about how many years I’ve spent in Second Life, well, it just doesn’t seem like 10+ years.
I thought I had my blogging all sorted so I could go to Florida for a few days and not get behind. Murphy’s Law told me otherwise. So, now I’m in a mad rush to meet obligations to friends in SL and get things blogged in an appropriate amount of time. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I love having a full schedule and being on a deadline does not mean my creativity stops. Actually, I had several ideas for photos while I was out of town and quickly jotted them down…cuz…yeah, my memory isn’t as reliable as my creative mind. *laughs*

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So, you all should get ready, cuz I’m on a roll with blogging and I’ve got soooo many wonderful things to share with you that I simply can’t wait. Don’t be the least bit surprised if you see more than one post in a day.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. Leo Tolstoy

hairMoon. Hair //  Anatra (Luxebox Feb.)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
eyeshadowIzzie’s – Catwa – Applier Dark Metallic Eyeshadow Hud
lipstick: Izzie’s – Catwa – Applier Dark Lip Tint Hud
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

[CX] Bento Piercing Labret Ring ( Catwa )
[CX] Bento Piercing Snakebites ( Catwa )
CODEX_COLLAR AVERY  (*new* @ Kinky)
-SECRETS- Bianca Rings – Black (*new* @ Crossroads)
Astralia – Rock nails with HUD (Bento) UPDATE! V 1.2 (*new* @ N21)

BUENO-Hoody-Fitted- Black (*new* @ Uber)
[Cynful] Coax Bellychain (*new & exclusive* @ Whore Couture)
[VALE KOER] WAIST PANTIES
{Luxuria} Kismet Over The Knee Socks- Maitreya & Slink HUD
fri. – Casey.Plats (Coal) – Maitreya (*new* @ Uber)

poses: Bauhaus Movement
location: Whole Wheat

Taco Tuesday

I actually wasn’t sure where the phrase, “Taco Tuesday” came from…so to do a teensy bit of research I dove into google and found a few interesting pieces of information. According to Wikipedia, the ever reliable source of truth (-_-), the phrase is trademarked and owned by Taco John’s and legally no other restaurant is allowed to use the phrase. Well, that certainly seems to be working out. According to Urban Dictionary (much more fun), “The best thing that Tuesday’s have to offer after 3PM.” Regardless of where it got started or who owns the rights to these two common words placed together in alphabetical order, I love the idea and sure wish it had been a thing in my house growing up. Taco stands are awesome (usually offer way more than tacos, too) and if there’s one in your area, I highly recommend you give it a try. If you’ve never experienced a taco..the time is now. You can order almost anything from the internet, so get out there and order some ingredients. It isn’t that hard.

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From the moment I heard that Bueno was doing a Taco Tuesday theme for The Arcade, I knew I had to have it. I was so excited about blogging it that I had a very grandiose idea about dragging tons of my blogger friends out for a day of virtual tacos and photographs. As the day wore on, I remember my post from yesterday, Keep It Simple. What unfolded was me dragging one of my best friends into a scene where once again she appears drunk, but as we’ve discussed before she IS Irish. So, if the bottle fits, turn it up!
Below I’ve got all the details as usual, even a pic of just Grace with her deets, the me with mine, and below that? The details of the Taco Tuesday set from Bueno.  This set comes with everything you could need for your very own Taco Tuesday, taco typers, hand held 40s, tacos, and so much more. And I’m even including a link to a song to get you in the mood. *giggles*

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Grace is wearing:
Hair – .Entwined. Polly (*new* @ Crossroads)
CATWA Head – Dyana
**RE** Envy Tags
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
[MANDALA] Sinra Rings Season2
::GB:: Off Shoulder Cardigan
ED. Amaranth Top
[Cynful] Anyday Skinny Jeans
COCO FurBoots (*new* @ FaMESHed)

taco-tuesdays

Sady is wearing:
tram F1124 hair1
CATWA HEAD Gwen
^^Swallow^^ Ears Elf HD
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
*PROMAGIC* Amar – Ring3-Left – Black (*new* @ Kinky)
BUENO – Taco (hold)  (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Bottle Olde B 100 (Wearable) (*new* @ The Arcade)
VINYL – JADED HOODIE MAITREYA
Vinyl – Imagine Military Cargos Lara
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Kitten
PHEDORA / Spencer Boots / Slink Kitten (*new* @ FaMESHed)

scene:
BUENO– Taco Cart -Orange (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Neon Tacos Sign (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Crispy Taco Plate (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO- Taco Bag Deco (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Hanging Sombrero (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Outdoor Cantina- RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Pack Of Bar Stools – Solids (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Bottle Olde B 100 (Wearable) (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Chips and Guacamole (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Olde B 100  Deco (*new* @ The Arcade)
BUENO-Chips and Salsa (*new* @ The Arcade)

poses by Del May