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
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



Smoke Break

We all know smoking is bad for you and there’s not a smoker on the planet that hasn’t had some goofball walk up to them while smoking and say, “Those things will kill you.” I don’t know if they think they’re being funny, helpful, or if they genuinely lack the brain power to come up with something more original and less insulting. I can’t imagine anyone has ever been mid cigarette, heard those words and been like, “Oh shit, let me put this out and stop then!” Well, I mean, did they actually do it and mean it? *laughs* Cuz I have done that to a few people just to see the look on their faces, but I never stopped smoking because someone said that to me.
In fact, it has been smoke breaks that got me closer to people. At my last job, there were people I never saw except when smoking. It was a form of networking and I loved it. You see, it just didn’t matter what job you had, how high up or menial your job…you had to go outside to smoke and there were designated areas. Even at home, I’m more apt to speak to one of my neighbors if we are both outside smoking.
If it wasn’t such a wretched habit, I’d recommend that everyone do it for those very reasons. Alas, I continue to struggle with my nicotine addiction. For me, there’s just nothing quite like holding a cigarette between my fingers, taking a long hit, and exhaling those tendrils of smoke. Sometimes, I do get so disgusted with the negative aspects of smoking that I go back to vaping and maybe one day I will successfully quit, but for now…*takes a long draw off a cigarette and blows the smoke at her screen*…I’m a smoker.

smoke break

Josh is wearing:
Modulus – Pavel Hair – Browns
[i.mesh] – Hairbase#1 BROWN (hud) – CATWA applier
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
VYC – Neat Scruff Beard HD *GIFT*
Slink Physique Male Mesh Body
DAPPA – Pharaoh Tattoo.
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Male
[sYs] NISSA tank (Male body mesh) – black (*new* @MOM)
Costarlos skinny jean black

his pose: !bang – homme 006M

Sady is wearing:
hairMINA – Suzi (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Own Beauty tattoo (*new* @ Kinky)
*PROMAGIC* Sanskriti – Black Armlets
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
ChicModa / Hazel
{le fil casse} Sienna Skirt (*new* @ N21)
Phedora ~  Ancora Sandals (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl-1m cigarette included

SAYO – Biscayne Backdrops – Miami Lights (*new* @ Epiphany)

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.


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*


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)


Sady is wearing:
tram F1124 hair1
^^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 – Imagine Military Cargos Lara
Slink Avatar Enhancement Feet Kitten
PHEDORA / Spencer Boots / Slink Kitten (*new* @ FaMESHed)

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


Once Upon a Time…

While I no longer have a close relationship with my father, I was crazy about him when I was a little girl. One of the things that fascinated me was his love for motorcycles. Not street bikes like I’ve been showing you, but dirt bikes. I remember one time he had seven motorcycles, four of them were OSSA and three were Kawasaki. I remember wondering why had more bikes than friends. He would spend hours tinkering with them and weekends were for riding. He did motocross for a long time, then moved on to Enduro racing. At last count, he had over 150 trophies. Not all first place, but back then nobody got participation trophies so at best he was in third place. To this day I love the sound and smell of motorcycle engines.


When I was in the sixth grade, he surprised me with a bike, boots, helmet, and jacket of my own. He took me out to teach me how to ride and I took off across the tarmack of the abandoned airport where he rode. My mother was along that day and completely freaked out. She insisted that I get off the bike and wait another year. She knew how to ride, so she joined my father on his ride that day while I sat twiddling my thumbs, pouting in the van. While riding she attemtped to jump a small ravine (more like a crack in the earth) and lodged her front tire IN the ravine, which sent her flying over the handlebars and off the emergency room we went. Her failed stunt landed her with three broken ribs and a declaration that her babygirl would never ride a motorcycle! So, much worse happened over the next year that the desire to ride was pushed so far out of my mind that I didn’t think about it again until my father and I were no longer on speaking terms. Now, it’s just another thing I can now do in Second Life that I can’t do in Real Life.
I would love to hear about some of the things you enjoy in SL that you can’t or can no longer do in RL. Toss me a comment here or on Facebook. ♥

hair: little bones. Lana (*new* @N21)
[theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Addams – Melisa SweatShirt  (November Luxe Box)
Vinyl -Halsey Smoker Pak  (*new* @ Uber)
FLite. Lowtop Ducks – Black

*PROMAGIC* Dark Background 3
Tire Stack by MeshDepot
AS-Tire Pile without shadow by <TOTAL – DESTRUCTION  STORE>

poses by Kirin


Not For Arachnophobes (like Nikole)

I grew up with a mother that was absolutely, hysterically frightened of spiders and she could spot the tiniest of spiders anywhere. Growing up with a mother that suffers from arachnophobia had its perks. To this day, I can still pull the “there’s a spider on you” prank and it never fails to get a reaction. Yes, she probably should have killed me many times over the years, but spider antics were the least of her worries, trust me.
I’m not a huge fan or hater of spiders. I think they’re amazing little creatures, there’s no doubt about that. They fascinate me, but not to the point that I welcome them in my home. You see, I live in an area that is far too familiar with a particular spider called a brown recluse. They are extremely poisonous and I think just about everyone in my part of the world knows of someone that’s been bitten. The infections are pretty nasty and can kill you. Fortunately, its a bit of a slow kill, so you can usually stop the death part, but you will be forever scarred and quite possibly lose a limb or digit. We also have our fair share of black widows. So, when I see a spider IN my house I has to die. Its simply not welcome. However, if I see one outside and it doesn’t seem to be too close to an entrance of my home, I’ll leave it alone.
My friend, Nikole, on the other hand…she cares not where or when a spider crosses her path. She is prepared to “kill it with fire.” She’s armed with a Bic lighter and a can of aqua net. And she’s not afraid to use it. So, my dear little eight legged friends, please stay clear of Nikole and stay the hell outta my house!
With all of that said, I absolutely love the creepy look of spiders! I think they’re mysterious little creatures and quite powerful. Even non poisonous spiders can cause a woman like my mother to stand in the middle of a very beautifully set Easter dinner table screaming to the top of her lungs for help. (By the way, it took my father and I almost an hour of crawling around on the floor to find the terrifying spider that was no bigger than the head of a pin.) So, I simply could not resist featuring the beautiful little creatures in a blog post, especially after seeing the latest design from Cynful, one of my absolute favorite stores! Now, I’m wearing the skimpiest, least modest version of the dress, but there are four to chose from with various levels of modesty.
With so many wonderful events going on across the grid right now, I hope that you’ll scurry about the grid like a spider on a mission…much like I have done and discover a macabre look of your own. I assure you that there’s plenty of inspiration out there just waiting for you to put it all together.

{Curse} crowns shadow .::Cubic Cherry:.. (*new* @ Salem)
Doe: Widow (*new* @ Salem Gacha Gallows)
GizzA – Natalie Outfit – Patent Leather Version – Spider
Amala – The Sibley Spider Choker (*new* @ Salem)
Glam Affair – Kelly Applier ( Catwa  ) America (*new* @ Salem)
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
*PROMAGIC* Sanskriti -Black- RARE  (*new* @ Chapter Four)
[Cynful] Love Spell Dress (*new* @ Salem)
[CX] Spiked Gladiator – Black (*new* @ Salem)

DRD studios set castle
Fancy Decor: Chain Candle (tall) (*new* @ TMD)
Fancy Decor: Chain Candle (short) (*new* @ TMD)
GizzA – Natalie Outfit – Patent Leather Version – Spider(s)-rezzed all over
MadPea Giant Spider Mount (*new* @ Salem)
NOMAD // Abstract Sculpture
NOMAD // Gothic Settee
BALACLAVA!! Ghost Servant (*new* @ Salem)


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