Posted in Chic Moda, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Mina Hair, N21, Phedora, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, {le fil casse}

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
CATWA HEAD Daniel
.: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
= REBELLION = “KNOX” BOOTS

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)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

Apex Predator

Okay, so its been a week of fluffy and I’m quite over it. *laughs* Y’all didn’t expect that madness to last, did you? Good, cuz I’m back and I’m feeling some Otep this morning. Soooo, without further adieu, I give you one of my favorite Otep songs and the lyrics.

She’s pounding on the door
She’s crawling on the floor
Oh, she’s so coy
She’s scratching on the walls
She’s clawing at the gauze
She’s so coy
She’s gnawing on the ropes
She’s pulling at the hooks
She’s so coy
Oh, you know she wants it
The way that she taunts me
Damn, she’s so coy
It’s the Apex Predator
With a sermon for the listener
Seduce & Destroy
Your head upon a stick
Would look really sick
But they would call me crazy
For the way I spoke to it
I’d ask about it’s day
Did it miss me while I was away?
Tight lipped from the stitches
It wouldn’t have much to say
The rest would be kept in a
Tight little dress
Propped up in the corner
A perfect little pet
Locked in a box
So I can keep stock
A trophy to show me
That all is not lost
The writing on the wall
A psalm

apex predator

wearing:
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Scafan tattoo
[CX] Lance Piercing (Bento) – Black
::GB::Slave chain necklace(Woman) / Black – Silver
::GB:: Leather short Hoodie(Maireya) / Black
[CX] Luceat Arachne Bra – Obsidian (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Soul Grips ( Black ) Female * Maitreya *
[VALE KOER] WAIST PANTIES
-SU!- Nylon Stockings /Ripped/ BLACK
[BREATHE]-Kendra Heels

pose by Bauhaus Movement
backdrop: MINIMAL  – Illusion II – *5* (*new* @ Epiphany)

Posted in Fashion, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Let’s Talk

Can you believe she said that? Did that? Can you? I can promise you that you can and you do. We all do. No, we didn’t see it. No, we weren’t part of it even the slightest bit of a friend of a friend way. Of course we won’t repeat it (I like to believe we are all a little better at keeping our mouths shut, but fb tells me otherwise.). I see all sorts of people meddling in other people’s affairs. Now, if you’re not practically family, I think you should probably stay out of it. Afterall, what’s your motive for getting involved? Don’t even try that whole, “If it was me, I’d wanna know” line, cuz lets face it…you’re not him/her and you don’t have a clue what they want and if you’re not 100% proof positive about what’s being said, you should probably take it with a grain of salt, perhaps check the motives of your storyteller and go on about your own business. *nods*
I love how people say they’re all about not getting sucked into drama, but will be the first to spread gossip…thus fueling the drama mills. We can’t avoid ALL drama, but there are some sure fire ways to diminish drama…IF that’s what you really want to do.
Let’s start with the first and most obvious thing. Keep what you hear…keep it all to yourself. C’mon, knowledge is power, so empower yourself and stop running your mouth. Plus, people are a lot more likely to confide in you when you’re not telling everyone’s business. You wanna be trustworthy, dontcha? Of course, you do! So…ZIP THE LIP!
Secondly, stay out of it as much as possible. If you don’t have a dog in the fight, you sure as hell don’t need to go blasting your opinion to everyone that listens. So, back to zipping the lip. Surround yourself with trustworthy people for your gossiping needs, your venting needs. Know that you can trust them with any awful thing you say and that they can trust you. Its simple to get it all out of your system, without getting directly involved and stirring up even more drama, right? Right!
Sooo, today we learned to…ZIP THE LIP!

Okay, I’ll end this here for now…but I retain the right to revisit this topic if you all don’t start spreading some love, damnit! *giggles & blows kisses*

redfish

wearing:
hair:   Tableau Vivant \\ Thea
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Geomatic tattoo

.random.Matter. – Taeil Choker – Black
Vinyl– London Crop Top Group Gift Pak
[VALE KOER] WAIST PANTIES

pose by Bauhaus Movement slightly edited with AnyPose
background: [Bad Unicorn] 04 Hype-Beast Backdrop

Posted in Events, Kustom9, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Train Wreck

Thank God its Friday! Oh wait…Friday happens to be the most hectic day of the week for me. Not that I’m complaining, because well…I do love everything that keeps me so busy…well..in SL I do. *grumbles about running errands in the real world* This morning, I feel like I’ve been hit by a train. Despite this big cup of delicious coffee, I really want to crawl back into bed and sleep for another five years…erhm, hours, yeah, that’s what I meant. Is it a hangover? Nah, but I won’t be eating any of my cookie until much much later today…maybe I’ll have some right before I start hosting at Blithe today. Kess will surely love having stoner Sady as her host, right? *giggles* Well, there ya have it…wanna see me stoned and live in SL…bring your tail on down to Blithe today from 1-3pm slt!

TrainWreck

wearing:
hair:  .Shi x Messiah : Hair (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Deer tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

Astralia – Beast claws (Female) (*new* @Kustom9)
.Shi x Messiah : Breathing Mask / Unisex (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Collar – Silver (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Bra – Obsidian (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Top – Silver (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Gloves – Black (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Shorts – Silver Rare (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Sock – Silver Rare (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Piton Pumps – Black (Maitreya + Sliver)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
MINIMAL – Illusion II – *2* (*new* @ Epiphany)
Kalopsia – Train/Tank Miniature (Clean Grey)

Posted in Bloom, Events, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Kustom9, Landscaping, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, unKindness

Walk in the Park

I don’t know about where you live, but where I live we have a few parks. There’s one that’s right next to my house, but its not really a nice park. I mean, it is, but only if you’re an athletic child or a parent of an athletic child. There are ball fields and a gym…a little playground area, but nothing really aimed at adults. There’s a really nice one downtown in the city, but you have to drive to it, then pay for parking…that’s after maneuvering your way through a maze of one way streets. I see pictures, videos and, of course, scenes in movies of people visiting amazing parks in bigger cities and I’m honestly a bit envious. I guess its just another reason to be grateful for Second Life. I can go to any number of amazing parks and sims with just a quick teleport. Then you’ve got amazing designers like unKindness, along with many others, that allow us to create our very own special park right on our own land.

garden

There’s never been a better time to create such a park in SL as there is now, either. Bloom is in full effect until the end of the month and there are so many beautiful spring designs for both your avatar and your land. So, make sure you get over there before it ends and lets welcome summer with some spring in our step.

wearing:
hair:  :::Phoenix::: Vanessa Hair  (*new* @ Bloom)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Cafouillis tattoo (*new* @ Thrift Shop)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
Storybook – Taryn (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~  Sandra heels (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose: GingerFish Poses-Slow Burn5-Petite Mirror (*new* @ Pose Fair)

scene:
22769 – Cubic Box Tree Pot – COMMON (*new* @ Bloom)
uK – Stone Garden Wall Full (*new* @ Bloom)
uK – Stone Garden End (*new* @ Bloom)
uK – Stone Garden Arch (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen A // Pink (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen A // Purple (*new* @ Bloom)
*HEXtraordinary* Maiden Goddess Fountain (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen B // Bright Pink (*new* @ Bloom)
NOMAD // Carnivorous Specimen B // Dark Yellow (*new* @ Bloom)

Posted in Bloom, Bueno, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Mina Hair, Phedora, Prism Events, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping

Stop & Smell the Roses

Shopping heaven has begun, with some major events kicking off like Bloom and Epiphany, then there’s Luxe Box and Kustom9…not to mention Uber is just around the corner and then another round of FaMESHed! Yes, I know there are even more events than that going on…let’s not forget the Fifty Linden Friday rolls around every week…not to mention so many other events that are still going on like ON9…my goodness the list is endless. What I love most is that with almost everything having finally made the conversion to mesh and the prim allowance increase on land, we can finally fill our shelves with tons of gorgeous little knick knacks and flowers, picture frames and more. So, shopping is even more fun that ever. I no longer have to stop myself from buying those adorable collectibles, because I can proudly display them all now.
If I’m completely honest, I can tell you without hesitation that unpacking all my little treasures and finding homes for them all is one of my favorite past times in Second Life. When its all said and done, I can just sit back, play some great tunes and enjoy the fruits of my labor…and sometimes I can literally stop and smell the roses..like the ones on my shelf.

smell the roses

wearing:
hair:  MINA Hair – Inkie [Windy Ponytail] RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Scafan tattoo (*new* @ Thrift Shop)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Sunshine Mask (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – White Shirt (*new* @ Bloom)
[Fetch] Messy Sleeper – Geo Pants (*new* @ Bloom)
Phedora ~  Clelia Platforms (*new* @ Bloom)

pose by !bang floor sits 3M

scene:
{anc} Cardboard boxes [natural]
Fancy Decor: Desk & Cabinets v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
tarte. flask (mustache) RARE
8f8 – Mange Destin 06 – Rich chocolate truffles
03. Garbaggio // Plant Pot 03 c/m (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs (*new* @ Bloom)
Fancy Decor: Ladder Shelf v. 2 (FLF April 14, 2017)
[Commoner] Framed Art / “Stop & Smell the Roses” (*new* @ Bloom)
BUENO– Laptop Blessed
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (Pink/black) (*new* @ Bloom)
Can’t Even – Lily Painting (*new* @ Bloom)
02 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (emerald) (*new* @ Bloom)
01 Fancy Decor: Pearl Embellished Egg RARE (*new* @ Bloom)
!gO! SteamTeddy +Ace+
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
[Commoner] Gun Vase with Rose (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Teapot Peonie  [Fushia] (*new* @ Bloom)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
03 Fancy Decor: Opulent Egg (amethyst) (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Cane Chair [Blue] (*new* @ Bloom)
Ariskea[Blush] Chair Pillow [Sweety Bloom] (*new* @ Bloom)

Posted in Chic Moda, Cosmopolitan, Hairology, ON9, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

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

Posted in Events, Fashion, ON9, Q-Poses, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

Caught Up In a Net

There are so many wonderful and exciting things happening in my Second Life right now. Nothing I can really go into at the moment, but there have been some absolutely amazing opportunities crossing my path. Its been a very long time since I was so enthused about taking on more responsibilities, but it hardly feels like work when you work with such laid back, creative minds. I want to shout from the rooftops and bounce on a couch like Tom Cruise on Oprah. Instead, I’m going to lie here and pinch myself, because it really feels like I’m dreaming! I know I am blessed with some of the most amazing friends and creative minds. I’m grateful to each and every one of you. I’m inspired at every turn to be a better person and to push myself to be better at everything I do. I’m being fueled with that sense of accomplishment and I know that I am valued by some pretty impressive individuals. I suppose it sounds like I’m tooting my own horn a bit, but its not something I do very often…if ever. It feels good to feel good about myself. I caught up in a net of bliss and loving every minute of it. Oh, I’m sure dark cloudy days lie ahead on the horizon somewhere, but that’s all the more reason to embrace moments like this. That’s exactly what I’m going to do!

caught in the net

About the stuff:
When I saw this pose from Q-Poses, I knew the outfit needed to be sexy and gorgeous. Then along comes CandyDoll with their Sofia lingerie at Collabor88 and I knew, this was a picture I had to take. There are so many wonderful events going on at the moment that there’s simply no way that you can’t find something to wear, because if its not in your inventory already…its out there waiting at an event to jump onto your avatar…so as always, I wish you all HAPPY SHOPPING!♥

wearing:
hair:  .Entwined. Bouda (*new* @ Black Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo:  RedFish – Ouija tattoo (*new* @ Bodyfy)

_CandyDoll_ Sofia Lingerie (*new* @ Collabor88)

pose: {QP} – Wildest Dreams (*new* @ ON9)