I got a holiday a paid holiday
I got a holiday in my head
Are two different things wouldn’t you say
The line is thin between fun and sin
And we’re all clocking in for the day
And our only care is what to wear”
I’m well known for chasing shinies and squirrels. I readily admit to a lack of focus and it has cost me more than one romantic relationship, along the way. However, let me explain that this is generally what happens to me on a day I’m trying to be productive. In fact, let me just give you examples from real life and second life.
Just this morning, I decided to set up a drawer under my new printer that is just for paper, envelopes, and ink, but first I have to empty the drawer and find a place for everything that was in it. I unload the drawer, take most of the items to my bedside table, where I plan to rehome them. I see my pill pot, so naturally I need to take my pills, but I can’t take them with coffee…so I need to get some ice tea, but first let me finish my coffee. So, I sit back down at my desk with my coffee and a cigarette. I begin checking my email, but first lets see what’s going on in Facebook land. I see a gorgeous photo that takes me to flickr, fav it, then notice I have notifications. I check my notifications, see how my last few photos have been doing, thank people for awards and comments. Then decide I should get my blog post published. So, I start doing that, but first let me say good morning to my friend on discord. (Getting the idea?) Oh, I need to do that blog post, but first let me check to make sure I’m posting the one that needs to be done next. I get that done, now checking Facebook one more time before I share the links over there. OMG, that’s hilarious, let me share that real quick. I finally get my blog published and posted, never did check my email. I finish my coffee, grab my cup, look around the room for any other dirty dishes, grab them and head for the kitchen. I get some tea to take my pills with, but first is there anything quick to eat for breakfast? Nothing quick, I’ll have to make something, but first let me go take my pills. I go to get my pills and realize there’s no bag in my trash can…so off I go in search of the trash bags. I find them, pull one out, lay it on the bed, because now I’ve got the genius idea to make this drawer my cleaning supplies. So, now I’m looking for cleaning supplies scattered about the house….this goes on and on throughout my day. It’s a wonder I get anything done at all, but somehow I do manage, despite all the “But first…” moments.
pose: [KoKoLoReS] Coffee Break pose pack
***includes texture change coffee cup
location: 6 Republic (sorry, its closed now)
So, my regular readers know that I love recreating fairy tale characters with my own little Sady twist, but apparently I am no where near alone on this. In fact, there are hundreds of people that do this in real life, not just here in Second Life. I recently found out that there is practically an entire world of cartoon fetishes out there. Perhaps I’m not labeling that correctly and that’s okay. I’m not trying to be all properly informative today. I did, however, come across an entire Reddit page of sexy Velmas. Now, far be it for me to judge, cuz hey…seems harmless enough. Needless to say, I saw a challenge to be had and it was readily accepted. Just so happens, I recently was hired as the manager of Aleutia and they have this adorable skirt with a windy option…and not so long ago, Jian delivered ‘dorable Danes via gacha. How could I NOT create my own version of Velma and Scooby???
JIAN ‘dorable Danes 2. Adult Companion RARE
My real life is a freaking mess and certainly not what I had hoped it would be by my age. However, if I don’t give thanks for the little things, I simply wouldn’t be able to pull myself from the edge of suicide. It sounds severe and dramatic, but I assure you that its something I think about regularly. AND from the age of 12 until I was 22, I was attempted it regularly. Clearly, I failed at that like so many things in my life. It was my last attempt that changed everything. I was lying in the ICU, barely conscious when I had an epiphany for what I now call my Suicide Test. I have yet to pass this test, therefore, I have not been able to attempt suicide again since.
It’s quite simple actually. It’s a 30 day test, so patience is key, but if you’re planning to die, what’s 30 more days, yeah? So, look at the clock. For me, its 9:19pm on Sept 19. Now, if I do not find a single moment of joy between now and 9:19pm on Oct 19th, I can proced with my suicide attempt. However, you have to understand the true nature of joy and what all that entails. That means you must want to die for every second of ever minute of every hour of every day for 30 days straight. That means you cannot enjoy a single moment of your life for even a second or the clock starts over. So, if a meme makes you laugh or even smile or silently chuckle. Clock restarts. You tasted something wonderful and thought to yourself how good that was? Clock restarts. You stepped in the shower and exhaled with relief as that hot water poured over you. Clock restarts.
You see, if you had killed yourself upon that first notion, you would have missed that simple moment of joy. If you would have missed something as simple as a cluster of butterflies dancing over your head, then you surely would have missed the smile you bring to other people’s faces. And let’s face it, no matter how awful you think your life is…you make someone smile and someone loves you.
“Hunger hurts, and I want him so bad, oh it kills
Cause I know I’m a mess he don’t wanna clean up
I got to fold cause these hands are too shaky to hold
Hunger hurts, but starving works, when it costs too much to love”
~ Fiona Apple – Paper Bag
When I first came into Second Life, back in 2006, I was officially introduced to the Master tag and the entire D/s world. Prior to that, I knew there were fetishes and that people were into bdsm. However, I thought those were just kinks and fetishes. I had no idea they were lifestyles. Over time, I learned the differences between all types of subs and Dom/mes. For the longest time, you really couldn’t go anywhere without seeing some dude wearing a Master tag and a black cape. Now the trend seems to be more focused on Daddy Doms and BabyGirls, or perhaps that’s just where my path has led. However, based on some of the things I see on Facebook, I’m prone to think that those that are not into the bdsm lifestyle are somehow seen as boring. In fact, the term used for those that are not into bdsm is Vanilla. As if to say that Vanilla is a boring flavor.
The truth is, that vanilla is a build block flavor that is in more recipes than most people would realize. The same can be said about sex. I think its funny that so many people in the bdsm community fuss at one another for kinky shaming, as there are some rather extreme kinks out there. Yet, no one really stands up and says, “Ya know what? It’s okay to be Vanilla! It’s ok not to like dirty talk or toys or whips & chains.” There is nothing wrong with Vanilla.
In fact, I’ll take a Vanilla latte over one of those silly pumpkin spice lattes any day! Plus, you can take vanilla ice cream and add stuff to that to make it spectacular. Okay, I’m getting off track and now I want ice cream. Go shopping! I’m going to the kitchen!
pose: FOXCITY. Show Time Bento Pose Set
Kalopsia – Drawer Shelf – Brown
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Patch
RARE. DYNASTY – Calligraphy Corner – Backdrop
–tb– Bon Voyage – Books
hive // macrame hanging plant . stone
Second Spaces – snow day books – messy stack
Apple Fall Wooden Trunk (Decor)
Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light
Apple Fall Huge Fan Palm
Apple Fall Designer Hat Box
Apple Fall Silver Antiqued Rabbit
Apple Fall Bronze Leaf Apple Branches
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1
Apple Fall Tea Tins & Tea Books
Apple Fall Cotton Cluster
Apple Fall Handbag & Scarf
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 4
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
Apple Fall Liberty Sketchbook
Apple Fall ‘iFall’ Notebook 2015
Apple Fall Roses Box (Champagne)
Apple Fall Pinecones & Hazelnuts (*new* for Go by FaMESHed)
Apple Fall Apples w/ Ornamental Stand – Copper (*new* for Go by FaMESHed)
Apple Fall Woodland Deer – Brass (*new* for Go by FaMESHed)
AF Ceramic Chubby Squirrel
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 3
Apple Fall Grass Pot
Apple Fall Banana Tree
If your car has to break down in the middle of nowhere it never hurts to have a sexy mechanic working on your car.
On a more serious note, never let it be said that there are not some perfectly kind strangers in SL willing to help out another stranger for a few minutes. I had originally gone to this sim, thinking that I would take a photo in a diner or something along those lines. Then I say the classic mustang and a very nice looking avatar posed as if he were working on it. Sadly, his entire profile was in Portuguese, so to Google translator I went. One thing was certain, he was happily taken and didn’t like girls who disrespected that. Noted. In English (he can translate, too, right) I told him that I wasn’t flirting but would he mind staying put for a blog photo I wanted to do. He kindly obliged and the moment I was done, he poofed away. No friendships made, no advances from either of us, no more conversation….just two photographers passing in the light. *giggles*
So, I owe a huge thank you to Hendrick Kos (SirAatrox) for being so kind to a complete stranger. It’s people like him that restore just a teensy bit of my faith in human kind.
Before my real life shifted and I began withdrawing from the world around me, I was quite social in real life. I loved hosting dinner parties and I was oddly fortunate enough to have too many friends to invite to every single one. I would set the table as elaborately as I could and there was always dessert. After dinner, we would sit around and play games, usually something that I made up. Sometimes I miss those days, but there’s really no reason why we can have dinner parties in Second Life. So, there might not be real food, but we can sit around a table with some wine or whatever you drink, have great conversations, then play some games. Virtual living really is amazing when you think about it.
Thanks to amazing designers like Fancy Decor and all the others listed below, we can live life to the fullest from behind our keyboards. With all of the amazing creations for home decor, with just a little money, you can live the life of your dreams here and that’s just one more reason I love SL. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Happy Shopping!♥
Serenity Style– La Hacieda de Morelos
Serenity Style-Morelos Ceramic Pot
Serenity Style-Morelos Ladder
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White
(fd) Cat – 08 Stretching
Fancy Decor: Blythe Collection (*new* @ Uber)
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Bowl of Lemons
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Bowl of Limes
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Candlestick
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Decanter
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Dining Bench
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Dining Table
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Dome Candle
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Pitcher
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Place Setting A
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Place Setting C
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Short Glass (empty)
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Short Glass (full)
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Water Glass (empty)
-Fancy Decor: Blythe Water Glass (full)
GOOSE – Bread & knife
12.erratic / lsm – coffee press
BONDI . VIEJA HACIENDA . Old Water Pump