Show Some Love

So, there’s been a lot of hurt feelings on Facebook this week, because of a newish thing called Sarahah. It was designed for businesses so that employees could leave constructive feedback for each other, but it quickly found its way to Facebook and the SL community latched on. We were off and running. Many people refused to take part, knowing full well they would not take it well if insulted or while others publicly voiced their disdain for the site suggesting that if one could not say it without hiding behind anonymity they had no business saying it at all. Meanwhile, many were like me and saw it as something fun to do and jumped right off the bridge into the Sarahah internet river.
From there it either went uphill or downhill. For many it went downhill very quickly. Designers got attacked rather viciously. Yes, many of them received a lot of praise as well, but actual constructive criticism seemed to be absent. Many others reported being attacked and bullied. While some of these people took it in stride, others were quite hurt by the cruel words they found from anonymous contributors. A few even became aware of several secret admirers. While others found disturbing messages about people wanting to wear their skin or keep their eyeballs in jars. *giggles* I can’t begin to imagine who would have left such disturbing messages. *giggles again* I think almost everyone received some positive and loving messages, regardless of whatever else they found.
I personally received a total of 34 messages, most of which were very loving, kind, and positive. I was quite surprised and honestly, I little disappointed. I had prepared myself for some serious insults. I thought surely someone would be hateful, but I was quite fortunate. I think the closest I came to an insult was a rather astute observation from someone claiming not to know me very well. I had to laugh, because they were pretty accurate with what they said although they used an outdated terminology for their diagnosis of my mental health. *laughs* I had a few somewhat flirtation comments and a few that made no sense. I got no weird or insulting comments. Mostly, it was love and I was overwhelmed.
I was quite surprised by the reactions of a few that received negative comments. Some basically threw tantrums all over Facebook. Others quickly realized they did not possess the thick skin necessary to handle cowardly insults and shut down their Sarahah links. While others kept up their pages and found a new topic to bitch about on social media.
I am saddened that so many used it to bully and abuse others, but so goes the way of the internet. I think it’s important for everyone to remember that no matter what hateful or negative comments you received, there are far more people that love you. You are beautiful and wonderful in your own way. You are all amazing creatures. Whether you participated or not, please know that you are loved…not just by me, but many others. It is my hope that this weekend we will all remind the ones we love that they are special to us. As you proceed through your weekend and eventually into next week, show some love…not just to others, but to yourselves as well. ♥

get some balls

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

[Atomic] Kitten Collar
Amala – The Daddy’s Necklace
Scandalize. Revolve. (*new* @ Tres Chic)

pose by Foxcity
MINIMAL – Retro Backdrops *8* (*new* @ REWIND)

I Feel a Sin Coming On

Unlike most of my music posts, this one was intended from the very beginning. There are a few people that will get the personal reference, but for the rest of you I expect the song will fit the photo regardless. Think Mae West meets modern day country with a twist of Sady….*grins* As always, YouTube link and lyrics are provided. Below the photo you’ll find all the details for the sinfully delicious goodies you see in the photo.

I Feel A Sin Coming On by Piston Annies

I feel a sin comin’ on
I feel a right that’s about to go wrong
I got a shiver down to the bone
I feel a sin comin’ on

I gotta buzz in my brain
Drunk on a love goin’ down like champagne
I got a feelin’ it’s gonna leave a lipstick stain
And I’ll be the only one to blame

And you can see it
All over my face
Sweet temptation
All over the place
Give me tall dark and handsome,
Mix it up with somethin’ strong
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on

Please Jesus don’t hold me back
I know it ain’t mine but I want it so bad
The smoke and the whiskey’s
Got me feeling easy
And the lights are all fading to black

And you can see it
All over my face
Sweet temptation
All over the place
Give me tall dark and handsome,
Mix it up with somethin’ strong
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on

And you can see it (and you can see it)
All over my face (all over my face)
Sweet temptation
All over the place
Give me tall dark and handsome,
Mix it up with some strong
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on
I feel a sin (I feel a sin) comin’ on

I feel a sin

wearing:
hair: [RA] Jessica Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
headCATWA HEAD Tala
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Dutchie bitten apple
_CandyDoll_ Elsa (*new* @ C88)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
scene:
anxiety %home
7 – Jesus Is Coming Yard SIgn (*new* @ PocketGacha)
Fancy Decor: Plastic Side Tables (*new* @ C88)
7 – Neon Jesus Saves Cross (*new* @ PocketGacha)

My Ride

“Oh, oh
I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my ride
Oh, I’m falling so I’m taking my time on my ride
Taking my time on my ride”
Twenty One Pilots-Ride

So, this song started on repeat in my head the minute I started taking this picture and at first I was like, ok, I’ll give them the lyrics and let it go. Then I listened a few more times. Then I read the lyrics without the music, because I love poetry and I recognized the true depth of the song. While its the chorus that usually sticks with us and plants some lovely ear worms, the meat of this song comes in the too quick to keep up in a sing along portion. Give it a read, think it over, then meet me after the row of stars.

 

“I’d die for you
That’s easy to say
We have a list of people that we would take
A bullet for them
A bullet for you
A bullet for everybody in this room
But I don’t see to see many bullets coming through
See many bullets coming through
Metaphorically I’m the man
But literally I don’t know what I’d do
I’d live for you
And that’s hard to do
Even harder to say
When you know it’s not true
Even harder to write
When you know that tonight
There are people back home which are talking to you
But then you ignore them still
All these questions they’re forming like
Who would you live for?
Who would you die for?
And would you ever kill?”

✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪

I hope you have thought it over to yourself, before just skipping to this part. Either way, here’s what I’ve got to say about it…if you’re interested. It’s okay if you’re not, you can scroll on down to the credits. I’ll never know and even if you told me, I’m not going to get butthurt over it. Now that I’ve stalled you enough to make you think one way or the other…let’s jump on down that rabbit hole, shall we?

The whole “die for you” and “take a bullet for you” thing. I can’t know if you’ve ever said it, but I sure have. I can’t know if you have taken a bullet for someone or not, but I haven’t. I have, however, had a gun pulled on me and was more than willing to take that bullet. Being a female, I didn’t have to take the bullet afterall, I just had to take something else while the gun was held to my head. I can say without hesitation that I would be willing to take a bullet for a number of people, but that’s because I’m not afraid to die. I also know that a bullet does not always bring death. So, that answers the next question, as to who I’d die for, because I’d die for quite a number of people if it meant they could keep on living. It’s those same people that I live for, because truth be told if it were just up to me I would have been gone well over a year ago.  I didn’t choose to live for myself. I chose not to bring sorrow and suffering to those I love. Last question, would I ever kill? Yes. If I felt I had no other choice, most definitely. Oddly enough, all of these questions are things I’ve thought about in the past, but I never considered how deeply this song would make think about my past, my present, or my future. Ironically the song points out that the singer has been thinking too much. In turn, the song has caused me to think quite a lot.
After all that heavy thinking, I think I’ll just relax and enjoy what’s left of my ride. Here’s hoping that you can make the most of yours and enjoy it, because as many of us have realized this last week…the ride isn’t as long as we sometimes think it is…*lifts her coffee to the sky*…let’s try to enjoy the ride today as long as it last.

my ride

wearing:
hair
[RA] Marina Hair
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

EF: Summersong Necklace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
*Just BECAUSE* Eva Dress
[VALE KOER] GARTER SOCKS
Phedora ~ Lupe Sneakers (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

pose: [ Focus Poses ] 50’s Tbird (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
backdrop: [Bad Unicorn] ‘The Docks’ Backdrop

 

 

See What I See

Whatever is going on in our lives can really change our perception of what’s going on around us and our reaction can often create a chain that ripples all around us to change the perception of others. Knowing this, why wouldn’t we work harder to be nicer to one another. To look for the positive whenever possible so that we can spread that positive energy from us to everyone else. Its easy to do when we’re feeling good, but the real challenge comes when you’re not feeling so great. You have to adjust your perception. If you practice finding that silver lining long enough, it becomes second nature and no matter how grim a situation you CAN find something around you worth smiling about. I do hope you’ll give it a try and on the rare occasion that the negative wins? Just keep trying, if not the current situation try it with the next. You can do it and so can I…and eventually you’ll see what I see. ♥

chic moda cosmo

This round of Cosmopolitan is waiting for you. It opened on the 10th of April and as always, they’ve got quite an assortment of amazing creations. ChicModa is back in this round and has delivered one of the finest tube dresses I’ve ever seen. With a variety of textures and even some fatpack exclusives this is a must have. If you’re a hair whore like me, you’ll definitely want to visit the latest round of Hairology,  because Runaway is just one of the stores offering up and exclusive design that is to absolutely die for!

wearing:
hair[RA] Crystal Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [IB-LAKSHMI]Rita-CATWA Mesh Head Applier Skin(*new* @ON9)
lipstick: alaskametro❤ “Lipslick” lip makeup – Catwa HUD (*new* @ AnyBody)
tattoo: RedFish – Feather tattoo (*new* @ Bodyfy)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
ChicModa // Tracy (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose by Klubwerk
backdrop: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Steel Plate

Vacation Shopping

Have  you ever really shopped until you dropped? I have. Its the most wonderfully, exhausted feeling and nothing compares to it. Of course, the absolute best time to shop until you drop is while you’re on vacation. While on vacation, you can spread all new pretties out around you in the room without feeling that obligation to find them all a new home…hidden away in closets, boxes, and drawers.  Then you can either order room service and relax as you revel in you treasures…OR…you can get dolled up in some of your new things and show them off at a fancy restaurant. Yes, shopping till you drop is definitely one of my favorite activities when on vacation…ok, well it used to be. My butt is so tired these days…the ideal vacation would be just a relaxing weekend away from all my responsibilities.

vacation1

You can shop until your lindens drop in SL without too much exhaustion, especially now that Shoetopia is open. Ladies…this is one of those events to end us all. Fellas? Take your woman to this event…spoil her…she is going to love you real hard…I can almost guarantee it!  Shoes galore! This truly is a heavenly event! Okay, grab your details below and off you go…Happy Shopping!♥

vacation2

Sady is wearing:
hair: [RA] Cinderella Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
ears: .:E.A.Studio:. Box Ears Falling Star
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO
nails: ~GD~Doll Anthem(Long Coffin)

*LODE* Head Accessory – Leila
**RE** Luxy Rings
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet

ISON – ary dress -maitreya- (March Luxe Box)
BUENO-Elle Boot-Mat-Burned (*new* @ Shoetopia)

poses: Bauhaus Movement
location: Pandora Resort

Would You Rather….Wednesday #3

So, I’m going for another Would You Rather Wednesday…this might very well be the last one as I’m not sure anyone other than close friends are even reading my blog. *laughs* I get it, sometimes you just want to look at the pictures, grab the info and keep going. If you’re one of the few that does read my posts and want to see more Would You Rather Wednesdays…let me know. Not a big deal either way, I’m surprised I’ve remembered to keep up with it this long. *laughs* Okay, so here we go…
Would you rather Be in jail for ten years or be in the coma for 20 years? Now, I don’t personally like either of these options, but if forced to choose…well, I’m not sure. I’ve been to jail and while I didn’t love it, I actually did have some fun in there. However, the thought of sleeping for 20 years and waking up to a whole new world. That’s rather exciting! I mean, let’s face it…I don’t sleep well. So, 20yrs of sleep? Sign me up! Yes, I think I’ll go with the coma. Nothing compares to some solid sleep in my opinion.

phedora & bueno1

No one is going to force you to choose when it comes to shopping. The only thing limiting your choices is your bank account and I’m telling you…there are some beautiful creations on the grid just waiting to be on your avatar. So, please, check out the details below…peruse all the blogs out there and find the ideal look for you. As always, Happy Shopping!♥

wearing:
hair
[RA] Jasmin Hair (*new* @ Hairologie)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona (*new & exclusive* @ Skin Fair)
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
*MUKA* Arm Strap
**RE** Luxy Rings Set
Astralia – Rock nails with HUD (Bento)

Phedora ~ Amy Harness (*new* @ Mesh Body Addicts)
BUENO Spring Pants -Red (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose: {QP} – Flair (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
scene: [Bad Unicorn] ‘The Warehouse’ Backdrop (*new* @TMD)

Fancy Litte Farmgirl

Okay, so not sure if any of you have been over to TaKe Heart recently, but the spooky area at the top of the hill has been converted into a farm! At first I laughed because there’s a long standing joke about Kess and a barn. Stop it, not THAT kind of joke! So, I decided to go visit the farm and take some shots of this outfit, because it reminded me a little bit of a halter top I used to wear in the third grade. Mind you, my halter was no where near this sexy….which would be really weird if it had been, right?
Okay, but see, the reason this trip down memory lane led me to a farm is because that was the year I lived on a farm AND in a castle. You see, my father was in the U.S. Army and he was stationed in Ansbach, Germany. Our first year there, we had to live off the military base and ended up renting a fantastic apartment from these farmers. Now much like the farm at TaKe Heart…this farm hadn’t always been a farm. Many many many years prior to me living there with my family, this farm had been a castle. Not a huge castle, but a relatively medium size I suppose. It was high on a hill. So for a little girl of 7 & 8 years old, it was a farm one day and a castle the next. I have some amazing memories from that year in my life.

chic-moda-christina2

So, I strongly encourage you to visit all of TaKe Heart, as the farm is not the only new addition. The snow has thawed and with it, many changes have taken place. Its a great spot for photos and just hanging out with friends or a special someone. Please be kind when you go to these beautiful photography sims and donate. They make no money for doing what they do and even with donations, they pay far more out of pocket to provide us with such gorgeous places to take photos.

Now…as always there are tons of events…Enchantment, Rewind, Uber, C88, TLC, Crossroads…etc etc…However, its also important that you keep an eye on your favorite stores, because believe it or not..a lot of stores still do Mainstore releases and Chic Moda is one of them. So, if you want this super cute top with options…mhmm, I said it, options! Then, you gotta hit up the mainstore and keep an eye out, because rumor has it that she’s got something very yummy coming our way in the next Bish Box.

wearing:
hair: [RA] Cinderella Hair – Essential (*new* @ Enchantment)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
skinL’Etre Skin Shop – Megan Skin [Cotton Tone]
eyeshadowIzzie’s – Catwa – Applier Dark Metallic Eyeshadow Hud
lipstick: ** [PUMEC]  –  Lipstick Pack #2 –  FOR CATWA HEADS HUD **
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[Cynful] Chilli Jersey – Earrings (*new* @ REWIND)
[Cynful] Chilli Jersey – Necklace (*new* @ REWIND)
[ kunst ] – Devon bracelets (*new* @ Uber)
-SECRETS- Bianca Rings – Black (*new* @ Crossroads)

ChicModa // Christina Top // Lara (*new* Mainstore Release)
[Cynful] Anyday Skinny Jeans
fri. – Marsali.Flats (Cherry) – Maitreya

poses: Di’s Opera
location: TaKe Heart