Posted in Bueno, Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, Home Decor, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, Uber SL, ULTRA

Generic Post

The latest round of Uber is too fun. There’s a theme this month and its MOD. Oh my goodness, so many cute things. So, I’m sharing three with you today. We’ve got the Lamb hair that comes in two sizes, just in case you got a fat head. *giggles* The style hud offers three styles and each is as cute as the next. Then you’ve got the Bueno Grace top, I just don’t know how anyone could just settle on one. With just a peek of under boob, its sexy enough to make you feel sassy, but nothing is revealed, so you can wear it anywhere. Fortunately for me, I was able to match this up with the new Fina skirt from LYBRA that’s over at ULTRA. The asymmetrical hemline and zipper, made it too obvious to pair with the top. At least to me, the pose I’m using is actually in this Bird Nest Hideout from Consignment that I have set up on my patio. That Hideout was FaMESHed in February, so you’ll have to wait for it to find its way to the main store.

one of those days

wearing:
hair:  Lamb. Potion  (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Saska (Catwa Applier) honey
BUENO– Grace Top (*new* @ Uber)
LYBRA.  Fina (*new* @ Ultra)

[Con.] Bird Nest Hideout (Feb FaMESHed)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Klubwerk.poses, Kustom9, Prism Events, RunAway Hair, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping, Tannenbaum, ULTRA

Killing Strangers

Alright, this is most definitely a song post, as this song was going through my head the entire time I worked on this picture. I hope Marilyn Manson doesn’t offend you. If he does, well, you could just give the lyrics a read or skip to the credits. *blows you a kiss* ♥

Marilyn Manson – Killing Strangers

This world doesn’t need no opera, we need it for the operation
We don’t need a bigga knife (a bigga knife)
‘Cause we got guns, we got guns, we got guns (we got guns)
We got guns, you betta run (ya betta run, ya betta run, ya betta run)
We’re killin’ strangers, we’re killin’ strangers
We’re killin’ strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
We’re killin’ strangers, we’re killin’ strangers
We’re killin’ strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
Love, love
We pack demolition
We can’t pack emotion
Dynamite, we just might
So blow us a kiss, blow us a kiss
Blow us a kiss, and we’ll blow you to pieces
We’re killin’ strangers, we’re killin’ strangers
We’re killin’ strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
Love, love, love
And we got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better, better better run
We got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better run
We got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better, better better run
We got guns, we got guns
Motherfuckers better run
We’re killin’ strangers, we’re killin’ strangers
We’re killin’ strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
We’re killin’ strangers, we’re killin’ strangers
We’re killin’ strangers, so we don’t kill the ones that we love
Love, love, love, love, love, love
You better run
We got guns, we got guns, we got guns

You were saying

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Stella Hair (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
[White~Widow] Charade – Black – RARE
[VALE KOER] DEADLY GRASP (*new* @ Kustom9)
Scandalize. Essence top (*new* @ AnyBody)
Scandalize. Karina.PANTS (*new* @ ULTRA)

pose: KlubWerK.poses – Josie set (includes guns)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Narcisse, RunAway Hair, Second Life, shopping, ULTRA

Free

When doing this photo, I couldn’t help but thing of this particular song. While I know I’ve done another music post recently, sometimes that’s just what I’m feeling for the photo. So, here’s another one…YouTube link and lyrics provided, of course. ♥

Broods – Free

I’d lose everything so I can sing
Hallelujah, I’m free
I’m free, I’m free
I’m free, I’m free

I have lived my life so perfectly
Kept to all my lines so carefully
I’d lose everything so I can sing
Hallelujah, I’m free
I’m free, I’m free
I’m free, I’m free
Hallelujah, I’m free

Gritting your teeth, you hold onto me
It’s never enough, I’m never complete
Tell me to prove, expect me to lose
I push it away, I’m trying to move
Hoping for more, and wishing for less
When I didn’t care was when I did best
I’m desperate to run, I’m desperate to leave
If I lose it all, at least I’ll be free

All I want is your attention please
Don’t want your opinion or your fee
Cause the freest I have ever been
I had nothing to show or be seen
I’m free, I’m free
I’m free, I’m free

Gritting your teeth, you hold onto me
It’s never enough, I’m never complete
Tell me to prove, expect me to lose
I push it away, I’m trying to move
Hoping for more, and wishing for less
When I didn’t care was when I did best
I’m desperate to run, I’m desperate to leave
If I lose it all, at least I’ll be free
Gritting your teeth, you hold onto me
It’s never enough, I’m never complete
Tell me to prove, expect me to lose
I push it away, I’m trying to move
Hoping for more, and wishing for less
When I didn’t care was when I did best
I’m desperate to run, I’m desperate to leave
If I lose it all, at least I’ll be free

It’s clear you think that I’m inferior
Whatever helps you sleep at night
Whatever helps you keep it tight
It’s clear you think that I’m inferior
Whatever helps you sleep at night
Whatever helps you keep it tight

Gritting your teeth, you hold onto me
It’s never enough, I’m never complete
Tell me to prove, expect me to lose
I push it away, I’m trying to move
Hoping for more, and wishing for less
When I didn’t care was when I did best
I’m desperate to run, I’m desperate to leave
If I lose it all, at least I’ll be free
Gritting your teeth, you hold onto me
It’s never enough, I’m never complete
Tell me to prove, expect me to lose
I push it away, I’m trying to move
Hoping for more, and wishing for less
When I didn’t care was when I did best
I’m desperate to run, I’m desperate to leave
If I lose it all, at least I’ll be free

Hallelujah, I’m free

white beast

wearing:
hair:  [RA] Mei Hair – Fatpack (*new* @ Candy Fair)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
mask: [CX] Mara’s Bind (*new* @ K9)
NARCISSE– Raven Silk Dress (*new* @ ULTRA)

pose by Bauhaus Movement
[ isuka ] destiny backdrop

Posted in Cheeky Ink, Gos, Mina Hair, Prism Events, Salem, Scandalize, Second Life, shoes, shopping, The Annex, ULTRA

Scelerophobia

They say you learn something new everyday and for the most part I’d say that’s true for me, but today I learned something really interesting. I’m always fascinated with phobias, because some of them are rather extreme and I just can’t wrap my mind around. Like the fear of mustard. I saw this on some talk show years ago and apparently its not that uncommon, but certainly not run of the mill either! However, today, I found out that Scelerophobia is the fear of criminals! I mean, I don’t know who isn’t a little reluctant to befriend a known criminal, but this is like a legit fear.
People with this phobia usually have some pretty serious security, like multiple locks on their doors, security systems, guard dogs, crazy fences, and more! I’ve never broken into a home or business…that I can remember nor have I ever robbed anyone (shoplifting doesn’t count), but I suppose in some senses, I am or was a criminal. So, clearly, I don’t have this phobia or I’d be afraid of myself. *laughs*

Scelerophobia

wearing:
hair: MINA – Faith
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
(( Cheeky Ink )) Dreams Tattoo
The Annex – UnOrthodox Crown (*new* @ Salem)
Scandalize. MELISANDE. (*new* @ ULTRA)
[Gos] Boutique – Dulce Pumps (*new* @ Shoetopia)
*HEXtraordinary* Imp Follow Minion – Night (*new* @ Salem)

background & pose: .gh. & LAGOM – Phobia Scene – Scelerophobia (*new* @ Salem)

Posted in Bueno, E.A.Studio, Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Lapointe & Bastchild, Pretty Mess, Second Life, shopping, ULTRA

Not THAT Song

“Not THAT song!” she ripped the headphones from her head. It had been such a good day until that song kicked on…this is what she gets for putting her library on random play while she got dressed. That song would always rip at her heart. That song would always bring tears to her eyes. That song would always make her remember…remember a day she wanted to forget.

music feels

wearing:
hair
:  Tableau Vivant \\ Summer Hairplay – Sundowner
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

SU!– Medusa Piercing Silver (Catwa Kathy) L
SU!– Dolphin Bites Piercing Silver (Catwa Kathy)
.:E.A.Studio:.BOX Night Party Nails Art Set
L&B Swear Charm Bracelet – Zodiac Birthstone (*new* @ ULTRA)
BUENO-Headphones (*new* @ Kustom9)

Pretty Mess – Misa Harness BLACK (*new* @ Epiphany)
Pretty Mess – Misa Shrug BLACK (*new* @ Epiphany)
Pretty Mess – Misa Top BLACK (*new* @ Epiphany)

pose by Foxcity
Kalopsia – Neon – Feelings

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 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, 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)