Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, Kustom9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, ULTRA

When Did It Happen?

Record stores, newspapers, phone booths…they all seem rather obsolete these days. Technology has hurled us so far beyond these things, that all three are in the palm of hands.
Yes, from time to time you’ll stumble across a used record store and the random DJ that actually spins vinyl, or even the purest that insists nothing will ever sound better. However, on average most of us are listening to MP3s. I don’t even own a CD player anymore with the exception of the one in my eleven year old car that I still love as much as the day I got it. However, my RL husband (eventually ex) got a new car last year and it came with a USB port for MPs rather than a CD player. Seems CD players are becoming antiquated, too.
My father started a hobby magazine for radio control airplanes in the 80s. It did quite well, I was even fortunate enough to be assistant editor on a few issues. However, as the internet grew, his magazine suffered. Bloggers and websites quickly replaced subscriptions to his hobby magazine. Eventually, he sold his magazine to someone much younger that took it straight to the internet. That was the end of his magazine. Similarly, our local newspaper was forced to close their doors and re-route the issues through another city’s newspaper office. We only get two issues on the local stands now….Wednesday and Sunday. Bigger publications may still be in circulation, but even they have learned to incorporate the internet and offer a new type of subscription service there. Even books have moved to devices, they save us space and such, right? I tried those electronic readers, but I can’t do it. I need to feel of the paper in my hands, the smell of the ink as I crack it open to read another chapter.
Phones…whoa…land lines and phone booths are fading just as fast. I can’t remember the last time I saw a working phone booth. We let go of our land line years ago. Why pay for another phone line when each person in the house has their own personal cell phone?
I could go on and on about this subject as I’m sure anyone over 40 can. I’m just going to offer you a link to a song that really sums it up far better than I ever could. He’s an artist I was introduced to a little over a year ago and I quickly became a huge fan. His name is Watsky and the song is Tiny Glowing Screens Part 1. I encourage you to check him out for more than just this song while I try to wrap my head around it all.

when did it happen_001

wearing:
hair[monso] My Hair – Twobi (*new* @ Kustom9)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Polly – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ Kustom9)
lipstick: ::SG:: GellyLips Catwa and Classi SL Heads
tattooISUKA Sombra (ULTRA Anniversary gift)

[ kunst ] – Vintage Cigarette Holder
**RE** Dark Queen Bracelets
**RE** Dark Queen Rings – Bento 2.0
Kibitz — Bonnie Collar — Black (*new* @ Kustom9)
UC_Sisi_short_dress_red_Maitreya_Slink_Belleza (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
location: Whole Wheat

Posted in Bueno, Collabor88, Events, Fashion, fri.day, Kustom9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, Uber SL, {le fil casse}

Talk Derby to Me

Talk Derby to Me

Once upon a time…like a decade plus ago, I was involved with the local roller derby girls in my real life. Oh don’t be daft, my ass was not a derby girl. Let me explain. I was editor of my college newspaper, so I was always on the hunt for a good story that the readers might find interesting. Well, it just so happened that my boss’s daughter was the captain of the new local roller derby team. I scheduled an interview and before I knew it I was hooked. I was going to all of their matches and a my assistant editor had joined up! It was a brutal, but incredibly sexy sport.
I was telling Josh about it when I was taking this picture and he didn’t anything about it. So, I went to YouTube in search of some examples and it seems the rules have changed quite a bit since my days of hanging out with derby girls. However, in the event that you, too, are not aware of what it is or would just like to check it out, I’ve found a video of highlights that I enjoyed called Roller Derby-The Mad Whirl!  Perhaps, you will, too. Either way, I’m loving all the skating pictures that are about on the blogs and Flickr at the moment, because it is really taking me down a pretty awesome memory lane. So, here’s the video. If you watch it, you’ll probably see where I got the title for this post.

talkderbytome_002

wearing:
hairpr!tty – Yuri – -Windy
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
facepaint: [LF] Native Paint 3 CATWA Applier
::SG:: GellyLips Catwa and Classi SL Heads
tattoo: [White~Widow] MatchPoint (*new* @ Uber)

::TI:: Grunge Face straps – Black Silver
.random.Matter. – Cermet Collar – Do Not Feed [Black]
BUENO-Rucy Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
{le fil casse} Minnie Skirt (*new* in Cutie Loot May)
fri. – Footless Socks (Athletic) (*new* @ Rewind)

pose by Di’s Opera

Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Roller Rink) RARE (*new* @ Rewind)
REIGN.-  DERBY SKATES BAG- #13

Posted in Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, ULTRA

Stick a Knife In It

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” ~Mohandas Gandhi

This is a lesson that took me ages me to learn. I had to learn that I had more power over how I feel than anyone else. I had to learn that forgiveness does not mean forgetting. I had to learn that holding onto resentments is like carrying rocks in my pocket and that each resentment I carry is just another rock. How many rocks must one soul carry until they learn to start letting them go? I had to learn that anger is a secondary emotion. Its one we choose, because its more comfortable than the fear and/or pain behind it. There will be some that read this and disagree, but that simply means they haven’t learned these lessons yet. Some never will. I know these things to be true. I know them to be as true as my weight and the scars on my skin.
Learning to forgive, despite the pain and/or fear certainly is not easy. It doesn’t mean you have to find love in your heart for those that have scorned you. It means you have to find love in your heart for yourself. Enough love to stop giving more power to those that hurt you. It means taking the power away from those that do not deserve it. I recently found out that someone that I once counted among my closest friends has been telling lies about me. He’s told innumerable people that I was trying to sleep with him and that’s why he quit being my friend. Those that know me…that really know him…they know that simply isn’t true, but there are plenty of people out there that are listening and believing his lies. It hurt. It still does, but there’s nothing I can do about him, his lies, or those that choose to believe him, except forgive him and let it go.
Will I ever trust him again? Will I ever be his friend again? Of course not. Learning to forgive and let go does not color me a fool. It simply strengthens me and lightens the load on my soul. I will never understand his reasons for that lie. He could have simply told the truth. We had an argument, we both felt the other person was unreasonable and he chose to walk away rather than talk it out. He could have said that I threw the friendship away, as that may very well have been his understanding of the situation. However, he chose to spread rumors and lies about me instead. Again, I admit that it hurt.
By forgiving him, I drop those rocks of resentment with his name on them, and I lighten the load on my soul. In the end, I am the stronger one, because by lightening my spiritual load I strengthen it at well. He is but one example of how people have stabbed me in the back. There are many others, but I must forgive them, as well. For its my spirit that I must care for and it is my responsibility to lighten that load. I have far more serious matters going on in my life that worrying about this man and his lies or anyone else that chooses to hate me for no genuine reason. So, to him I say, “I forgive you, here’s my back, stick a knife in it if you must, but you will NOT break my spirit or rape my soul.”

 

hide n seek

wearing:
hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Apple Mesh Hair (*new* @ ULTRA)
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: [White~Widow] TwinPeaks II – Black (*new* @ Enchantment)
_CandyDoll_ Megan Panties Black (*new* @ Rewind)
Phedora ~ Melissa Strappy heels  (*new* @ Kustom9)
JIAN Jack Russel Terrier :: Companion (Luxe Box May)

pose by Del May

backdrop: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Cube Photostudio (*new* @ 6 Republic)

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Klubwerk.poses, ON9, Rebel Hope, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

Days of Summer

As I’ve mentioned recently in two previous posts, Soaking Up The Sun and Vacation, I love swimwear in Second Life. I’m pretty sure I also mentioned what a huge fan I am of Rebel Hope’s bikinis and as if answering a prayer she released TWO in the mainstore. I was so excited I couldn’t wait to run out and pose on one of my favorite beach destinations on the grid, Baja Sands which is part of Baja Norte. They have several beach themed sims and for a small group fee, you can rez whatever you like, just pick up after yourself.  Its a beautiful spot to lounge around in your swimwear, hang out with friends, or just be vane and shoot pictures of your sexy pixels like I did.
The days of Summer are upon most of us (Sorry to those South of the equator, you can rub it in later when we’re all melting from the heat.) and whether you enjoy the sun in RL or just in SL like me, I highly recommend getting out there and exploring some of the gorgeous beach sims on the grid.

ready for summer

wearing:
hairUnorthodox Sierra Hair – Chocolate
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattoo: RedFish – Tenta (*new* @ Genre)
HAYSURIZA_Eyewear_Love heart (*new* @ ON9)
!Rebel Hope – Cassy Prints Mesh Bikini

pose by KlubWerK.poses

location: Baja Sands

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Mina Hair, Red Fish, Second Life, ULTRA

Almost Ready

On the rare occasion that I wear full face make up in RL, lipstick is always the last thing I apply and its something I apply throughout the day if I’ve got the mind to do so. When I saw these poses from GingerFish, I had already aquired the Hair Salon backdrop from Astralia and knew immediately that this was going to work out wonderfully with my new hair from Mina and the Oh! Dress from Cynful. This is one of those pictures that I just had to get right and I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.
Sometimes blogging is just that simple for me. Its things falling into place with the only effort on my part is taking the picture, editing, writing these words, and listing the credits.
I doubt there’s anyone out there that hasn’t heard the words, “Almost ready!” as they wait for someone to join them on an outing, whether its a night out, going shopping, a trip, or just going somewhere to hang out.

almost ready

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Shelley (*new* @ ULTRA )
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattooRedFish – Anymore Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

[Cynful] The Oh! Dress

pose: GingerFish Poses – Lipstick Love 1*lipstick & compact included* (*new* @ eBENTO)

Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Hair Saloon) (*new* @ Rewind)

Posted in Collabor88, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, fri.day, Home Decor, Lapointe & Bastchild, ON9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

Martini, Dear?

In a previous post, Take the Train Somewhere, I mentioned that I used to fantasize about a life living near or in a big city. I dreamed of a glamour lifestyle. I watched women prepare martinis for their husbands and their friends. Much like the train, I imagined that one day I would stand at the door holding a martini for my husband or maybe just having one of my own after a long day at my very fancy job.  That’s simply not how my life turned out and I’m not complaining in any way. I assure you that despite the many bumps along this road of my life, I’m mostly okay with where I’ve ended up. Afterall, I’ve got clean running water, a roof over my head, clothes to wear, more than enough food to eat, and an oompa loompa as a president. *giggles* (Sorry, I do so try to avoid political jabs, but even if you love him…you’ve got to admit, he resembles a Cheeto. ) Oh and it turns out, I can’t stand martinis! *shrugs* I’m a tequila girl, who knew?

fancy decor

One of the many aspects of Second Life that I adore is that I can live any way I want. Perhaps, I just sat through a marathon of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. Now I want to live in some fantasy world. I’m longing for a simple life in the country. I’m remembering the glamorous dreams of my youth. I’ve just binged on Vikings. It really doesn’t matter how I want to live. Its quite possible in SL.
So, it is with both honor and gratitude that I can assemble this scene with mostly Fancy Decor items to create a picture straight out of my childhood fantasies. Second Life enriches my life in so many ways, this is just one of them, and for that…I know I am truly blessed.

fd2

wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Kali (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)

Baubles! by Phe SomethingBorrowed (Silver) (*new* @ ON9)
Astralia – Lunar ascendant rings (Maitreya bento) (*new* @ C88)
L&B Swear Charm Bangle (C) Tri Bead Silver Turquoise #6 (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

[Aleutia] Jasmine (*new* @ ON9)
fri.– Ziggy T-Straps  (*new* @ Uber)

pose: FOXCITY. Night Owl Bento Set #5

scene:
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Fancy Decor:Louis Chair (white)
DIGS – CoatHook Lamp Right – White [MESH]
Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet (white) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Short Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Tall Lucite Candlestick (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Marbled Art (silver) (*new* @ C88)
Fancy Decor: Books & Bookends (white)
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver)

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 Bueno, Events, Fashion, Mina Hair, ON9, Phedora, Second Life, unKindness

Dreams Are Strange

Dreams are indeed strange things. There have been endless studies done about them and yet, still they remain a mystery. There are so many theories surrounding their meanings, but no one has a factual answer. What bewilders me the most is how some will haunt you for days, weeks, months, or even years, especially the reoccurring ones. I still remember this one nightmare I used to have when I was between the ages of 10-12 yrs old. I remember a series of violent nightmares I had every night for two weeks a few years ago. Its not just nightmares, there are good dreams, too. I remember some of the strangest most fantastic dreams. While others escape me only moments after I wake up.

Then there are those times that you’re having one of those great dreams that you don’t want to end, but you wake up to go pee….you rush back to bed hoping to slip back into that dream to no avail. Yet, the nightmares….you wake up in a panic, overwhelmed with fear. You shake it off. You go back to sleep comforted by the idea of a new dream…or just maybe you won’t remember your dream, at all! But without fail, almost every time you find yourself right back in that same nightmare! Well, that’s what happens to me, at least.

Well, there’s nothing nightmarish about the Dreamer’s Sky set from unKindness at Gacha Garden. This is the stuff of good and fantastical dreams….and a great opportunity for some dreamtastic pictures! Yes, I made up that word, feel free to use it. *grins*

Dreams Are Strange

wearing:
hairMINA – Lara – (*new* @ Rewind)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattoo:  .::Nanika::. Alexandra tattoo Black (*new* @ ON9)

BUENO-Lingerie (*new* @ ROMP)
Phedora ~ Emily heels (*new* in Cutie Loot May)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Reverie Theater RARE (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Dreamy Fog (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Puddles Blue (*new* @ Gacha Garden)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Slumber Circlet (*new* @ Gacha Garden)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Second Life, shopping, {le fil casse}

Chains

“You got me in chains, you got me in chains for your love
But, I wouldn’t change, no I wouldn’t change this love”
Nick Jonas Chains

I’ve had this pose from RACK Poses for a while and just never found the right way to use it, but when I saw this Adorea Strappy by {le fil casse}, I knew immediately I was finally going to break out the chains. So, I took the picture having absolutely no idea what I was going to say about it. What could I possibly write to go with this photo without sounding pornographic. While that is a thought and certainly not something I’m completely opposed to, it really wasn’t the direction I wanted to go. Lo and behold, I was out running errands and heard Chains on the radio. I immediately knew I had my song, because the chorus fits how I feel about Josh so well. The rest would be more from him to me, but the song is pretty good. I had no idea at the time that it was by one of the Jonas brothers, but ya know what? I don’t care. I’ll admit it, there are quite a few pop songs out there by artists I don’t necessarily consider myself a fan of that do some pretty good songs from time to time and this is one of them.
So there ya have it…I made a kinky looking picture into a dorky post. Welcome to my life and pray for Josh, because he has to deal with this crazy head of mine.

red tape

wearing:
hair*ARGRACE* KOHAKU
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

::TI:: Red blindfold
{le fil casse} Adorea Strappy (*new* @ Memento Mori)

pose: RACK Poses – Captive Hook (comes with cuffs)

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Vacation

“Vacation
All I ever wanted
Vacation
Had to get away”
The GoGos Vacation

I’ve mentioned before how much I love swimwear in Second Life. Probably because it is very very rare to catch me in any type of swimwear or even out in the sun. When I saw this sexy one piece from Blueberry at C88, I knew I had to have it. Considering I just went a tone darker with my skin, I knew the white would really pop, as well. As I turned my cam from the Blueberry Mood swimsuit, I saw the Rondeletia heels from Empire and knew this was a match made in beach heaven! Once I put the outfit together I was off to find the perfect beach setting for a picture. As soon as I landed at Baja Bay, the song Vacation jumped in my head and the chorus was stuck on repeat. As I listened to the song in its entirety I realized its about trying to forget someone. While that part certainly doesn’t apply to me at the moment, it might next year. *rolls her eyes*
So, yeah, nothing deep and meaningful to write about here, I just really wanted to show off another swimsuit, because I can be vain like that at times. And to point out that in Second Life, we can go on vacation anytime we want and just about anywhere we want! How amazing is that?

Vacation

wearing:
hairExile – Way That I Feel (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: Glam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)

MINIMAL – Ryker set -Silver- (*new* @ C88)
Blueberry – Mood – Maitreya/Belleza/Slink – White (*new* @ C88)
#EMPIRE – Rondeletia (*new* @ C88)

pose by Di’s Opera
location: Baja Bay