Posted in Bueno, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Legacy, Lelutka, Uber SL

Old & Tired Bridge

“The crackling sounds of an old and tired bridge can best be understood by an old and tired person! Those who have carried the burden of life for so long are the ones who understand each other best!”
― Mehmet Murat İldan

Old & Tired Bridge

hair: DOUX – Vanilla hairstyle @ Uber
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 2.5
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) Special Edition (1.3)

EVIE – NoSleep Sweater
Addams // Zury Jeans with Gem Belt
BUENO-Beebs Shoes @ Uber

pose: Lyrium. Rukaya Idle Stands Breathing Poses @ Equal10

backdrop: MINIMAL – Cliff Scene

Posted in Blueberry, DOUX, Events, Fashion, Jian, Legacy, Lelutka, Second Life

Before Love Came to Kill Us

I know nobody gets outta love alive
We either break up when we’re young
Or we say goodbye when we die
For a moment at least I know
You were mine and it was beautiful
But winter comes and roses don’t survive
It’s gettin’ late
And I should go
But I wanna hold ya
Like it’s June in the west end
Back when you were my best friend
Before love came to kill us
We’re not supposed to
But I can’t learn my lesson
I miss when you were my best friend
Before love came to kill us

Blueberry Bearded Guy

hair: DOUX – Bloodline hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Fleur Head 2.0
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.2)
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Flora

.::Supernatural::. Dune Necklace
Blueberry – Solstice – Seashell Top
Addams // Be Free Belted Shorts

pose: BauhausMovement – Within Me 2

Borrachito Backdrop – The Bearded Guy

Ex Machina Wine Bottles case

Serenity Style– Moonlight Romance- Wine Bottle
Serenity Style-Moonlight Romance Glass of Wine

JIAN Rascal Rats 2. Black Companion

Posted in Events, Lelutka, Maitreya, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping

Is happy boring?

Is happy boring? I ask because when I’m happy I struggle more creatively, but when I’m sad or depressed my creativity flows like an abundant river. I was talking to another blogger and we were discussing how much better our sad photos seem to perform on flickr. This got me to thinking about how I struggle with topics to write about when I’m happy. I used to write tons of poetry, but that all stopped when I got married. I didn’t know how to write proliferous poems about love and happiness. Here I am again, feeling happier than I have in years, but I struggle with topics to write about. Yet, that’s the compliment I get most about my blog….that people like that I write. *sighs*

Stealthic ChicModa Addams Fashiowl

Sady is wearing:
hair:  Stealthic – Shallow
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: DeeTaleZ *SKINS* for LELUTKA HEADS (EVO.) – Cora

Cae :: Eternal :: Collar
Addams // Pheobe Loose Boho Sweater
ChicModa // Soriya Bodysuit @ Belle

pose: Fashiowl – Feel It Still @ Shiny Shabby

Posted in Catwa, DOUX, Fashion, Home Decor, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Just Dinner and a Movie

While setting up for this picture, I was thinking about how awkward it can be on a first date. That got me to thinking about one of the worst dates I’ve ever been on in real life. I had signed up for one of those online dating websites, long before smart phones and dating apps were even a thing. Like match.com or something along those lines. Anyway, I had been talking to this one guy quite a bit in an instant messenger kinda thing. In fact, it was probably on yahoo, cuz that’s what I used all the time back in the day. We finally decided to meet for dinner and a movie. I agreed to meet him at a shopping center.
When he arrived, his appearance startled me. He wasn’t a bad looking man, but his clothes were long out of style and ill fitting. Right away, I felt that inner sigh and thought, “Okay, its just dinner and a movie. Not big deal.” He wanted to go into the store for some cough drops, so I agreed to go in with him. I was familiar with the store and he wasn’t, so I knew I could show him right where they were. For a solid ten minutes he carried on about a $0.25 price difference between name brand and store brand. My thought quickly became an silent mantra, “It’s just dinner and a movie.”
He wanted to drive, so we hopped in his car and headed for the deli that we had agreed upon. We were keeping this light and casual. “It’s just dinner and a movie.” Given that he had been so seemingly offended by the price of some cough drops, I had decided to myself that I would be paying my own way. (I never go on a date without being able to cover my own costs.) I ordered my food and paid for it without even hinting for him to pay for it, then stepped aside so he could order his own. We didn’t talk about that at all, we simply had an awkward conversation about his recent divorce while we ate. Dinner was fine and I was feeling a bit better about the date.
We get to the theater and I let him approach the ticket booth first. I was curious to see if he’d at least offer to buy my ticket. He did. I was actually surprised that he asked for two tickets and paid without hesitation. Of course, as we went inside he made a comment about how the concession stands were a complete and total scam. I couldn’t argue with that, plus I wasn’t expecting anything after the cough drop debacle. He tried to hold my hand during the movie. He was rejected. I was not interested in holding his hand. At this point he had already been friend zoned.
After the movie, we’re riding back to my car and I’m looking at his CDs. I said, “You can tell a lot about a person by the type of music they keep in their car.” (This was true, once up on a time.) He was curious what I thought of his collection and proudly announced that his favorite band was Nickelback. He even asked me what that said about him. My reply was, “That you lack an introduction to better music.” *grins* Not surprisingly, he had never heard of Perfect Circle, which I was obsessed with at the time. So upon getting to my car, I grabbed a CD and we sat and listened to a few songs in his car. *sighs* This is when things took a drastic turn.
The song, The Nurse Who Loved Me, started playing. Less than two minutes into the song he starts bawling like a teenaged girl after her first break up. I didn’t know what to say. When the song was finished, he explained that his ex wife was a nurse. She had cheated on him repeatedly and dragged him through a very muddy divorce. I listened and nodded. Meanwhile, I’m thinking that I’ve got to get out of here. He finally stopped crying and carrying on about his horrible ex wife. I opened the door and thanked him for the date….THEN he had the nerve to ask if he could see me again. I shook my head and said, “Dude, you’re not ready to date yet. You need to get over your wife before you date anyone else.”
I closed the door and went home. I couldn’t help but laugh, because I knew I would be telling this story for years to come.

doux addams barley

Cruel is wearing:
hair: Dura-B89
head: CATWA HEAD Daniel
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Darkness Ears
body: [Signature] Gianni Body

::GB:: Lip piercing
::GB::Graphic Bomber Jacket @ Uber
::GB::Striped sweatpants @ Uber

Sady is wearing:
hair:  DOUX – Oribe hairstyle
head: LeLUTKA Nova Head 1.0
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Charm Ears
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [theSkinnery] Ginny (LeLutka&Bom) @ Uber

Addams // Addison Wrapped Scarf
Addams // Addison Loose Sweater
Addams // Addison Leather Pants with Belt
Addams // Addison Mid Heel Boots

poses in the stools listed below

scene:
Barley – Austin Complete Set @ Belle
-Barley – Austin Bar Table
-Barley – Austin Coffee Wall Rack
-Barley – Austin Stool
-Barley – Austin Table Tray
-Barley – Coffee Sign
-Barley – Rose Trio Set
-Barley – Single Cup of Coffee
-Barley – Love Breakfast Tray

Posted in Events, Fashion, Foxcity, GenusProject, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping

This Look

I don’t know about other people, but I have a really difficult time with hair fitting on my genus head. However, Stealthic is one of the few stores that I know without a doubt will fit perfectly every time. Lucky for me, he just released this gorgeous hair, Brink. It paired perfectly with this fantastic Penelope outfit from Addams. While I’ve worn the complete set together here, I love that the jacket can be worn without the top and the top without the jacket. As my friend, Sassy, always says, “Fatpack is my favorite color.” With that said, the fatpack affords you sooooo many options, plus each piece can be worn separately. So, you can wear these items with stuff from other stores and make a look that is genuinely unique to your style.
I know it’s kinda rare that I actually talk about the items I’m wearing, but I’m kinda thinking I might start talking about them a bit more going forward. I won’t go into details on everything in a photo…like ever! But sometimes its nice to share the details about the stuff we love. Who knows, maybe its just the little details you’ll need to decide whether or not this look is for you.

addams lagom

wearing:
hair: Stealthic – Brink (Browns)
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
eyes: .ARISE. Blair Eyes @ Belle
ears: ^^Swallow^^ Charm Ears
skin: DeeTaleZ Skin *Kacee* for GENUS HEADS
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
Tattoo “Rise of Quetzalcoatl”_by GoK

SU!– Face Piercing Set 01
Ascendant – Basic French Nails
CULT : His Princess Rings/Silver
Addams // Penelope Necklace // GROUP GIFT
Addams // Penelope Leather Jacket with Top
Addams // Penelope Jeans with Diamond Belt

scene:
FOXCITY. Tasty AF Diner gacha set (pose is in the chair)

Lagom – Nommy Stringlights [ Icecream ] @ Color Me Cute

Posted in Events, FaMESHed, Fashion, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Maitreya, Second Life

Eye Rolling

One of my best friends in & out of SL is the forever eye rolling Dusty Wasp. He has this gesture that has kind of become a bit of a signature move for him that goes like this:
Ðυѕтч MF’и Wαѕρ: яσℓℓѕ hiѕ мf’η cαятσση єуєѕ ◑‿◐
It has even turned into a gesture for his friends so he doesn’t even have to do it anymore…we just do it for him.
Sᴀᴅʏ Mᴀɴx: яσℓℓѕ dυѕтy’ѕ мf’η cαятσση єуєѕ ◑‿◐

This is one of those things you gotta love about Second Life, right? Gestures. Been many a time I wished for one in the real world. Anyway, as soon as I saw this graphic for the new Arya Top from Miu, I knew this was the one I’d use. I mean, sometimes an eye roll says much more than words, right? I bet there are even some people rolling their eyes at this post. *smirks & rolls her eyes at them*

miu

wearing:
hair: TRUTH Horizon
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Classic Face
Izzie’s – Genus – Natural Eyeshadow berry **
Izzie’s – Genus – Sheer Natural Lipgloss nude (light) **
skin: [Glam Affair] Nina Applier [ Genus ] @ Anthem **
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

Ascendant – 420 Nails
.random.Matter. – Mukbang – Chopsticks [Noodles]
Miu – Arya top @ FaMESHed
Addams // Elizabeth Panties

pose was made using AnyPose

BALACLAVA!! Express Ramen & Kettle @ Food Court

 

**Baked On Mesh

Posted in Events, Fashion, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Kustom9, Maitreya, Second Life, Uber SL

Falling into the New Year

So, I’m stepping or rather falling into the new year with a positive attitude. I might fall on my ass. I might fall on my face. Regardless of how I land, I am going to make this a great year. This year is all about improving the quality of my life. I started a weight loss journey approximately three months ago and I’m already ahead of the game, having lost over 5% of my initial body weight. In fact, within a few weeks, if I’m really good…I will be have lost 10% and that’s a rather big deal. This isn’t about a new me, this is about the true me. I’m working on overcoming my anxiety and depression. I’m on the right path and those closest to me will tell you…it is working! I didn’t wait for the new year, because those resolutions that I’ve made in the past for the new year have almost always failed. These are not resolutions, at all. These are promises and commitments that I’m making to myself. By bettering myself for myself, I can be a better person, daughter, sister, friend, blogger, employee, and maybe…eventually…a better girlfriend to some lucky person..lol. Now, will someone hurry up and catch me before I bust my face apart?!?! *splat* erhm…thanks a lot!

tableau addams diversion

hair: Tableau Vivant // Scarf hair @ Kustom9
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
AG. Transcendence Eyes Pack @ Belle
skin:  [Glam Affair] Khloe Applier @ Uber
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

Addams // Maisei Bomber Jacket
Addams // Maisei Jeans with Patches
Addams // Maisei Sneakers

pose: Diversion – I’m Okay Poses @ Access

Focus Poses. Coffee Shop / Background winter version

Posted in Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, GenusProject, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, The Liaison Collaborative

Just Right

I decided to take little break from all the Christmas scenes and just do a normal-ish picture. I’ve been playing with PhotoShop and getting far more comfortable with it, but I have a long way to go. Although, I’m quite happy with how this one turned out, I really feel that I just got lucky. I strolled around the FMD sim until I found a setting I thought suited me. If you’re not a member of FMD, but want to check out their amazing sim go on a Friday night during open access. They do it weekly. If you are a member, then I recommend you take full advantage of the gorgeous sim. I happen to know the team that put this all together and that they worked tirelessly for months to get it just right.

stealthic addams gingerfish

hair:  Stealthic – Allure
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
WarPaint* Soiree eyeshadow – set 1 @ Uber
skin: L’Etre – Lana Skin
body: Maitreya Mesh Body

Kibitz – Mystical stars necklace
**RE** Festive Rings Set @ FaMESHed
Ascendant – Holly Nails @ Santa Inc

Addams // Pandora Denim Jacket with Sweater
Addams // Pandora Jeans with Belt

pose: GingerFish – Frost @ The Liaison Collaborative

location: FMD

Posted in Events, Exploration, FaMESHed, Fashion, GenusProject, Glam Affair, Mina Hair, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

Last One

With any luck, this will be the last picture edited without the use of Photoshop. I’m taking that break I mentioned before and I’m working on learning some new techniques. I’m using Black Dragon to take the photos and I’m using Photoshop to edit. This is going to be a huge change for me, so it might even seem like my photos are getting worse before they get better. I certainly hope they don’t get worse and obviously, that isn’t the goal, but that’s how it goes sometimes, isn’t it? Take time away from any of my blogging obligations is going to be difficult enough as it is…I don’t know how NOT to blog anymore. So, yes, you will still see some stuff from me, but probably not two or three posts a day. *laughs* I just don’t have the time that I once had, not to mention that I want to make this about quality, instead of quantity. Wish me luck and feel free to contact me privately with any feedback you might have. I can handle constructive criticism. I promise.♥

GA Mina Addams

hair:  MINA – Enora @ Arcade
head: GENUS Project – Genus Head – Baby Face
body: Legacy
skin: [Glam Affair] Hanna Applier [ Genus ] @ Uber

Vibing — Rose Necklace
*COCO*_CableKnitMohairSweater @ FaMESHed
Addams // Hillay Wool Pants
#EMPIRE – Aconitum

location: Luane’s World

**pose is in the chair

Posted in Animals, Events, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Kustom9, N21, Prism Events, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Tannenbaum, vinyl

Feeling Festive…for Now

It is happening! I’ve already changed my display name to Sαdy M’ғɴ Clαwѕ. Now I’m posing with reindeer and dogs dressed up like elves. Don’t look now, but it seems I’ve caught the Christmas spirit!! (This would be a good time to gasp and run for cover.) I’m so excited to dress up and decorate…everything Christmas. I wonder how long this will last? I know I won’t make it until Christmas. No idea how long it will be before I’m complaining about the commercialism of the holiday and if I have to look at one more “this” or “that.” Based on experience, I have quickly tired of it in the past. I hope this year will be different, as its the first time in years that I’m feeling even remotely festive.

stealthic addams vinyl rr gf

hair:  Stealthic – Plush
head: Genus Head – Baby Face
body: [LEGACY] Meshbody (f) (1.1)
skin:  — PUMEC #RARE 2 – KATE – MAY   @ Kustom9
lipstick: HIATUS – Glamourish #2 HD Lipstick [genus] @ Belle

.TeaBunny. Celestial Specs @ N21
Addams // Hillay Cropped Wool Sweater
VINYL – Coffee First Leggings @ N21
[Enchante’] – Kelsey Sneakers @ Tannenbaum

[Rezz Room] Box Pomeranian Elf Animesh @ Tannenbaum

GingerFish – Love is the Warmest Color @ Flourish

location is private property of a deer friend (see what I did there?)