Posted in Events, Fashion, pr!tty, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, unKindness, We <3 Role-Play

What Dreams May Come

Saturday night to the shock of many of my friends, I went to see the movie IT! Before we go further, let me explain in the quickest way possible. I hate clowns and its not just some phobia that I don’t understand. I was attacked by a man in a clown suit, oddly enough, 27yrs ago this month. It was right before my 21st birthday and no, I had not seen the movie. I didn’t think of the math until I came home from the movies Saturday night and realized, “OMG! How weird is that? The whole 27yr thing!” I had seen the 1st one on VHS in 1997 after the attack at the insistence of my so called friends. There were tons of drugs involved and I don’t remember anything about it. Anyway, so you can imagine why I hate clowns.
So, yeah, saw the movie and it was quite frightening, which says a lot because I can’t remember the last time a horror movie actually scared me. I was quite shaken afterwards and really thought, “That was a mistake!” I had nightmares all night Saturday night, waking myself up by screaming, “NO! NO! NOOOO!” at least four times. The last one I remember, I woke myself up screaming, “STOP IT! JUST STOP IT!” I woke up feeling exhausted and shaken to the core. I haven’t had that many clown dreams in one night for many many years. As the day progressed, I realized that none of my nightmares had been about my attack. Instead, all the nightmares were about Pennywise and by the time I got to that fifth one, he had become more of an annoyance than an actual monster. Now, I can honestly say that I’m glad I saw it and I feel like I have possibly beaten my severe fear of clowns. I doubt I’ll ever like them, but they certainly won’t be dictating my life anymore.
I realize the title and picture don’t quite go with the theme of the movie IT, but its really about more than that. Its about dreams in general and how they truly can reveal so much about our lives. I also feel like I’ve emerged from a very dark place with my history of coulrophobia. I’m certainly looking forward to brighter things AND dreams ahead.

what dreams may come

wearing:
hair:  pr!tty – Marianna – :rigged: :Long: (*new* @ Chapter Four)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
*LODE* Head Accessory – Gladiolus Wreath [black] (*new* @ Chapter Four)
The Annex – Yasmina Gown – Black (*new* @ We ❤ Role-Play)
The Annex – Yasmina Panties – Black (*new* @ We ❤ Role-Play)

Pose: FOXCITY. GSits Vol1

scene:
{anc} ripple. oil .for light space
Ariskea[Blush] Magnolia Leaf
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Patch
{anc} NO LIMITS // flock of flying doves.
uK – Victorian Dreamscape Miss Moon Gold
uK – Victorian Dreamscape Cloudsies Gold

Posted in Artisan Fantasy, Events, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, The Annex

Not So Enchanted

aziza

While this post is showcasing items from the latest round of Enchantment, my life atm is anything but enchanted. Its only Tuesday and this is a crazy week. Far too much adulting going on for me! Mom is out of town until Saturday. The husband is sick as a dog, but refuses to stay home from work and rest. I have a repair guy scheduled to come out and fix our oven on Thursday, so no baking this week. I know! No pizza!!! *cries* Oh but to top all of this off, my bathtub faucet has decided to quit on me so precious water is being wasted! So, yesterday morning after wrestling with our budget to see if we could afford it, I called the plumber. He came out last night, gave me an estimate that was better than I expected, and promised to come back today. That means I gotta put on a bra AND pants two days in a row!?!?! WTF!!! Oh and that’s just the RL stuff!
Its the end of the month, so I need to have my derriere in SL these last few days as I’m one of the Liaisons for FaMESHed. Those that have worked behind the scenes at an event know how stressful it can be during set up. I’m fortunate to work with an amazing team and Elvi, the FaMESHed Queen, is also a bit (holds her hands way far apart) OCD, so its quite organized. Aside from that, I’m making sure I met all my blogging requirements for the month, filing those reports and following up with bloggers that I manage.

Real quick I want to touch on the items in the photo, most of the stuff you see is at Enchantment, but I believe that’s shutting down on the 31st, so you’ll either want to hurry over or wait for stuff to find its way to the mainstore. However, this round was certainly one of my favorites so I had to show off some of the goodies and luckily for me, my dear friend, Tracy Redangel, just did a mainstore release of Groove Baby poses. This one just fit perfectly in my opinion. So, happy shopping, and send hair, because I’m pretty sure I’ll be bald by Saturday, if not the end of the day.

aziza

wearing:
hair: +Spellbound+ Shahrazad (*new* @ Enchantment)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

*AvaWay* Jasmine_Bracelet & Ring (*new* @ Enchantment)
The Annex – Noor (*new* @ Enchantment)

pose: GingerFish Poses – Groove Baby set

scene:
*AF* Aziza Collection (*new* @ Enchantment)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Annex

Clementine

The name of this adorable jumper from The Annex, “Clementine” had me thinking of a song that I love by Sarah Jaffe of the same name. I’ll give you the link to listen to, but I’m not going to fill this page with lyrics this time. So, before I continue, here’s the song link: Sarah Jaffe-Clementine

It sorta fits the feel of the photo for me, too. Looking back at moments in my life that seemed so tragic once upon a time…I remember believing beyond any doubts that I was madly in love with…oh what was his name? *chuckles* Yeah, as I get older my youth really makes me laugh sometimes. Other times I just shake my head and wonder how I’m still alive. I was so careless and reckless in my 20s. In some ways I miss those days, the freedom I felt. Then again, if I knew then what I know now, I’m not sure I would have lived quite so carefree. I probably would have done a lot more to prepare for my future…my now. Alas, hindsight truly is 20/20, isn’t it?

Well, it is what is now and there’s no changing the past. I can only address my present day and so I shall. I hope that whatever path you take is filled with love and laughter. I hope wherever it leads is a place of peace and harmony, also filled with more love and more laughter. As those two things have literally been lifesavers for me over the years. ♥

clementine

wearing:
hair: {Single} Lyssa Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara

The Annex – Clementine (*new* @ Flawless Cart Sale)
Pure Poison – Ava Platforms

pose by LePoppycock
MINIMAL – Retro Backdrops *5* (*new* @ REWIND)

 

Posted in Events, Fashion, Mesh Body Addicts Fair, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, Uber SL, unKindness

Feeding Grounds

Legend has it, she was the daughter of a siren and a deaf sailor, she possessed the hypnotic power and divine hunger of her mother accompanied by the humanity and mortality of her father. It was unknown to her as to how long she would live or what could kill her aside from starvation, but she knew that if she fed on the souls of sailors she aged far slower than normal humans. As it were, she was 167 years old, but didn’t look more than 30. It was only when she did not feed that she would begin to age and she could never venture too far from the shore. For many years she fed on the souls of pirates, but as time went by there were fewer and fewer and those she could find hardly had souls to feed upon.
She was seeking a new feeding ground when she happened upon a beach dotted with ancient ruins. It felt like home and soon enough she developed a taste for rich yacht owners, particularly those driven to take advantage of a beautiful young women. Their souls were especially dark and delicious. She fed both her hunger and humanity with each that she took. She could not know how often they would happen along, but she could recognize the smell of pompous, self-entitlement from miles away.
Smart mothers have tried for years to warn their sons of such a beast, but they continue not to listen…and so she continues to feed.

at peace

wearing:
hair: .Entwined. Violet (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
eyeshadow: –SU!– Smokey Eyeshadow +CATWA APPLIER+
lipsticks: –SU!– The Matte Lip Essentials //Catwa BENTO//
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

*LODE*  Head Accessory – Requiem [forest lake] (*new* @ Uber)
The Annex  – Emma (*new* @ MBA Fair)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
scene:
uK – Deep Sea Collumns
HPMD* dust floating on the water
.AiShA. Munchkin Water Flower White

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Landscaping, Mesh Body Addicts, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, TMD

Let’s Go For a Swim

Part 3 of the Grace & Sady Road Trip

We got checked in to the motel after our long and very rough road trip. Flipped on the television that shows nothing but “adult movies” and washed up. Despite the advertised pool being an above ground pool that’s oddly placed ACROSS THE STREET…we threw on our bikinis, grabbed the vodka and headed for the “pool.”
“Hope this pool is clean and cold,” Grace sing songs as she skips across the road, looking over her shoulder, “Oh good, you got the vodka!”
“We’re going to need it after the day we’ve had. Just wish we’d thought to get some tequila!”
“Oh gawd, no, I can’t carry you back to the room if you get drunk on tequila, Sady!”
“Well, next stop we make I’m getting some, so you better figure it out!”
“Damnit, Sady, we’ll have to get some WiFi so you can flash Kess and Posh on skype again!”
We bursts into giggles and make our way up the ladder into the pool.

to the pool

We manage to climb into the bizarre motel pool. It was so refreshing and surprisingly clean. Out of nowhere, Grace pulls out a selfie stick, “Pose pretty with me!”
“Oh, gawd, Grace, with the motel behind us? Are you serious? And exactly where did you have that hidden?” I really did wonder where she had hidden that thing.
“Don’t you worry where I hid it…you just don’t want anyone to see that bandaid and dental floss thing you call a bikini!”
“Hey, no better way to avoid tan lines than to minimize the coverage! You saying the horizontal stripes make me look fat?” I laughed, because I knew I wasn’t fat. We had both dieted for weeks planning for this trip.
“No one is looking at the stripes while you’re wearing that! Why didn’t you wear the new Blueberry bikinis we picked up before we left?” Grace thrusts out her chest as she made a duck face at the camera.
I laughed, “Cuz that’s for a beach party, not the pool or laying out.”
“Pffft, I’ll wear it wherever I want, ya bitch!” Grace snapped another picture and tossed the selfie stick aside.
“Yes, ma’am, now pass me that vodka will ya?” I was thirsty and ready to get drunk.
“We getting plastered to do voiceovers for porn, Sady?” Grace couldn’t help but giggle.
“Naturally, how else will we convince the grocery delivery guy to plow us on the kitchen counter?” Sady burst into giggles as she took a long swig from the bottle and passed it to Grace.
Needless to say, we got so drunk we barely made it back to our room and passed out. No porn voice overs and luckily no sunburns. Tomorrow we pack up and hit the road again, eventually we’ll see real grass again! So, stay tuned for part 4…God only knows what we’ll encounter next.

For Grace’s side of the story, check out her blog!

the pool scene

Sady is wearing:
hair:  *ARGRACE* HIKARI
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Izzie’s – Body Waterdrops
The Annex – Blair Swimsuit (*new* @ Suicide DollZ)

Grace is wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Vixen Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Tattoo – Identity – Wild Desire (*new* @ MBA)
Glasses – SteinWerk  – Boonie & Clyde Sunglasses
Necklace – #Foxy – Suede Wrap Choker
Bracelets – RealEvil – Zaria Bracelets
Rings – Zaara – Siya stacked rings
Blueberry – Adrianna bikini (*new* @ C88)

Sady’s poses by Foxcity
Grace’s poses:
in the pool: Focus
outside: LePoppycock

scene:
(Milk Motion)  road to nowhere – Desert Land
(Milk Motion)  cactus 1
(Milk Motion)  road to nowhere – office
(Milk Motion)  vacancy sign
7 – Adult Movies – XXX (*new* @ TMD)
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Milk Motel
NOMAD // Vintage Roadtrip Car // Blue (*new* @ C88)
7 – Above Ground Pool  (*new* @ Summerfest)
7 – Do Not Breathe Sign (*new* @ Summerfest)
7 – Chlorine Sign (*new* @ Summerfest)
7 – No Diving SIgn (*new* @ Summerfest)

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, The Annex, We <3 Role-Play

Welcome To My Darkness

“Welcome to my darkness, I been here a while
Clouding up the sunlight, hurting for a smile
Or something, but something always turns into nothing….

….Acting like I’m heartless, I do it all the time
That don’t mean I’m scarless, that don’t mean I’m fine
But you’ll see, when someone else makes you this way”
Bishop Briggs – Dark Side

Its no secret that I have a dark side, I make jokes about my dark side being the side of me that likes pink, girly things like unicorns and cupcakes. I’m actually not a huge fan of those things, but its hard to hate things that bring so much joy to others. The truth is that my dark side is probably my truest side. Few people in my life have seen the darkest parts of my soul and I doubt anyone else ever will. I work really hard to keep it in check, because it can frighten people. It makes life harder than it already is.
Even the mild hints at my dark side tend to frighten people. My fascination with black clothes had my mother convinced I was a devil worshiper when I was only 19 and at one point I had black hair with blonde roots, as I am naturally blond. I was obsessed with Robert Smith of The Cure and did my make up a lot like his. Goth wasn’t a thing then, not like now. At my last job, all my co-workers had scriptures and crosses…family photos decorating their cubicles. I had skulls and dragons. When I told them I’m not a Christian, they assumed I was a devil worshiper, too. I had to explain that atheists don’t believe in the devil either. *laughs*
As, I’ve grown older, I have found more of a balance between the dark and the light. It’s helped me quite a bit and opened my world in ways I never imagined possible, but I will always embrace the dark as much if not more than the light. Its just who I am. Just like I will probably always go to sleep with the TV on…the only shows being those about crime, naturally….preferably serial killers. *grins*
I’ve recently made some changes to the way I’m blogging. I’ve been writing short stories or scenarios to go along with the photo. This is just a way to bring that balance into my creativity. I love writing, but I will admit that I’ve enjoyed writing the scenes much more than opening myself up and sharing such intimate parts of myself. I can’t promise that I will always write a story or scenario for each post, but I do think I’ll be doing it a lot more in the future. I hope that you, my readers, enjoy them as much as I do. If not, there’s always the option to just scroll on down to the details. ♥

dragon lady

wearing:
hair
: (r)M Hair, No.53’17  (*new* @ Hair Fair 2017)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: Glam Affair – Kibi – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – America (*new* @ Crystal Heart)
eyes: :Conviction: Viscous Eyes [HUD]
eyeshadow: –SU!– Smokey Eyeshadow
lipstick: –SU!– The Matte Lip Poison
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
*katat0nik* (dark) Cloud Dragon
The Annex – Mei Cheongsam (*new* @ We<3Role-Play)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
location: Sky Willow Asian Escape

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, ON9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, The Annex, Uber SL

Sweet Dreams

Many years ago, seems more like a lifetime ago, I had a roommate that kept chocolates in her nightstand. At first I thought it was strange that she had chocolates at all, as she was very weight conscious to the point that her other friends and I would worry about her. However, she had quite a few nightly habits that I learned about over time. The chocolates were just one of them. You see, her thing with the chocolates was that she would eat one or two each night before bed. She said that was to insure she had sweet dreams. I did try this little trick and sometimes I can do it, but sadly, I’m much like my friend Tracy and I cannot stop with just one of two. I end up eating like five! Okay, Tracy would eat the whole bag, but this isn’t really about her. *laughs* Okay, its not really about anything, except me wishing all those that remember their dreams to have sweet ones, cuz I’m pretty sure I’ve cornered the market on weird ones and nightmares.

time for bed

wearing: 
hair
:  TRUTH Taren (*new* @ Uber)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo:  [White~Widow] DarkTower  (*new* @ Uber)
The Annex – Ava Vintage Teddy

pose: FOXCITY. Show Off Pose Set (*new* @ ON9)

scene:
:CP: NorthHaven Bed
:CP: NorthHaven Night Table
:CP: NorthHaven Peony Jar
:CP: NorthHaven Lamp

 

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Mina Hair, Pale Girl Productions, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Annex

Oh Goodness! Vintage Fair!

Oh Goodness! The Vintage Fair is here and it will take you on a journey back in time! Whether you want to change up your look for some photos or an event, or you just love all things retro, THIS is the event for you! Yes, this entire post is about the event. I would love to list all the fantastic designers that will be there, but its just too much for my lil ole brain and my chubby lil fingers to type up. HOWEVER, I am going to give you a little tip about the hyperlinks below. You know how we bloggers like to link the slurl to the store name and event? Well, not only have I done that, but if you want this hair, you can click on the event link by the Mina Betty hair listed below and it will take you directly to Mina’s booth! All of the Vintage Fair links in this post will take you directly to the vendor of the item by which its listed! How cool is that?!?! Awww, you’re welcome! *grins* Also, as you will soon see, almost everything in the picture is from the Vintage Fair…well, all but three pieces of the decor and my basic avatar, of course. They have makeup but it wouldn’t do much good to try and showcase that from this distance. So have a looksy and then explore the two amazing sims full of keen items from the incredible designers that have participated.

feeling vintage

hairMINA – Betty (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
eyesCATWA Mesh Eyes Pack
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

The Annex – Jayne Dress – Crimson (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
*GF* Donna Square Toe Shoes (*new* @ Vintage Fair)

pose: an lar [poses] The Betty Series – Two (m) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
scene:
set up in Cwtch. 70’s Inspired Room for Photographers (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
DRD gg rug 60s
Bellarose Vintage Chair Set (chair & table w/lamp & decor) (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
[Cubic Cherry] {Baroque} mirror Black (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
floorplan. vintage propaganda poster
darkendStare. Cat Wall Clocks [Black/WhitePainted] (*new* @ Vintage Fair)
7 MI Book Stalk [1 LI]

Vintage Fair Poster with Sponsors

Posted in Collabor88, Fashion, ON9, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, The Annex, The Liaison Collaborative

Damn, you look good!

So, my desk is in my bedroom…I love my bedroom. I spend most of my time in here. The other day I was just feeling so tired and I looked over my shoulder, thinking I heard a noise and my bed just looked so comfortable that I spoke to it. What did I say? Well, you’d have thought I was talking to a lover or something, because I just sighed and said, “Damn, you look good! I want to be in you so bad right now!” *bursts into giggles* I realize how dirty that sounds, but honestly…my bed is super comfy and I really wanted to crawl in and never come out.
I did eventually crawl into bed and pass out, but it was much later in the night. So, what does that have to do with this picture? Well, I kinda sleep like that…oh I don’t look quite so sexy, my tongue isn’t licking my top lip, its usually just sticking out between my lips like a dog, except that dogs look cute when they do it. *laughs* So, when I took this picture I got amused and well, if you’re a regular reader or you know me…well…yeah, you know that mind works in very bizarre ways and you’ve just jumped right down the rabbit hole with me.

phedora annex

wearing:
hairICONIC:MORGANA (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Rise Strong (MBA)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
**RE** ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
Schadenfreude Raven Wee Beastie Ring 1 (worn as a bracelet)
The Annex – Lauren Dress – Decay – MAITREYA (*new* @ The Liaison Collabortive)
Phedora ~ Kylie heels (*new* @ ROMP)

pose: . Infiniti . – Heels 1M (ROMP)

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, ON9, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, We <3 Role-Play

Get Out There

Yesterday, I wrote about how gowns have changed over the yeas and I have to say there are so many beautiful gowns on the grid these days, I find myself feeling a bit like a princess and looking for excuses to go dancing at formal events. Luckily, there are no shortage of formal places. My favorite venues these days, believe it or not, have become those that sponsor live music. For instance, the amazing AleyKat (not to be confused with anyone else with a similar name) sings at a lovely formal venue most Fridays.  If you’ve never heard her, I urge you to look her up and catch one of her shows. She is simply amazing and depending on the venue her songs can be romantic and sweet…or fun and funky. Her funky, casual shows are always a blast and her more romantic shows are pure magic. Either way, I cannot recommend her enough. In fact, she’ll be singing at Templemore, Friday, May 12 at 5pm slt. Not only is this going to be an incredible show, this venue is hands down gorgeous! Dress up or dress down, but be prepared for an amazing show either way, as they have quite a line up. So, I recommend you get out there and enjoy some of the fine, amazing talent on the grid.

the garden

wearing:
hair*TKW* Vico [A] (*new* @ ON9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

(Kunglers) Luiza necklace – Agate (*new* @ ON9)
The Annex – Zafira Gown – Moss (*new* @ We ❤ Role-Play)

pose: Pose It-Bridal Portrait 5 (*new* @ ON9)

location: Wintermoon