Posted in Blueberry, Catwa, Events, Fashion, Lamb, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Are you insane?

Are you insane? These three words are uttered so quickly and so easily. It’s a rhetorical question that is slung as carelessly as a stick being thrown across a yard. However, to suggest someone is suffering from a mental illness simply because we disagree is a form of bullying. What am I talking about? I’m talking about judgement and acceptance. I’m an atheist. I do not turn my back on my friends that have religious beliefs. So long as we can agree to respectively disagree, there’s no problem. If necessary, we avoid those topics to avoid heated arguments, because at the end of the day we love each other enough to accept that our friends are stupid. *chuckles* I’m mostly kidding with that statement, but deep down….hmmm, I think its probably true. I can’t stand President Trump, but my mother’s best friend thinks he’s the best thing that’s ever happened to this country. I love this woman. I’ve known her most of my life. Do I think she’s ignorant? Yes, but not just because of her political beliefs. *grins* I don’t think she’s a bad person. Again, we do our best to avoid certain subjects, because we are like family and we have far more in common than we disagree about.
I watch disagreements about things like the shape of the earth, religion, politics, racism, LGBTQIA (can we please make a word?) topics, and more tear families and friends apart. I’m watching a documentary right now about people that believe that the earth is flat. Mark Sargent stated that Flat Earthers can only date Flat Earthers, because the subject is so divisive. I found that idea to be so very sad, because if our minds are so closed off to people who think differently we cannot grow. Most of us will agree that racism is bad, right? Fair enough, let’s all agree that its not great. However, ask yourself how many racists you know? Do you even know the answer to that? Not all racists admit to it. Let’s go a step further, are the racists you know hate-filled in all of their actions? I doubt it. As humans we all have something in common. If you are so convinced that your beliefs are correct, then fighting and judging others is not the way to prove your point. I live in a state that is known for racial tensions and racism. In high school the KKK burned crosses on our football field. A handful of men in KKK robes paraded into the middle of my school’s lunch room DURING lunch. I have seen some of the truest and most awful forms of racism, up close. No, I’m not, nor ever have been a racist, but it is impossible to live where I live and not have a racist friend or family member. You know what? I’ve seen people change. I’ve seen people change their minds about race, religion, politics, and sexual orientation. I’ve seen people go from both sides to the other.
We need to stop and listen to one another. If you have love in your heart, then stomp out the hate and open your mind. I’m not saying you need to change your mind, just be open to hearing what others have to say. I am so curious by nature, that I cannot help but ask people why they feel the way they do. If I really believe they are wrong, I might poke a few holes in their beliefs, but with respect and curiosity.
I’ll get off my soapbox after I share this little memory. Years ago, a friend of mine asked, “Are you not worried about going to hell?”
I couldn’t help but laugh and ask, “Why would I?”
Her reply was just as silly in my eyes, but I listened and waited. “If you don’t believe in God and surrender you soul to him, you’ll go to hell.”
I smiled at her, because I knew she was sincerem “Sweetheart, don’t you see? If I don’t believe in God, I don’t believe in hell. So how could I worry about going to a place I don’t believe exists?”
That was the end of the subject and it wasn’t brought up again. However, my point is….her beliefs caused her to worry about me in ways I will never worry about myself. It was my hope to alleviate her worries, not to insult her. We can disagree without hate and through love we can often persuade. But no one has EVER bullied me into believing something I didn’t think was true.

snapshot_008

wearing:
hair:  Lamb. Seventeen @ Uber
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #PUMEC – Sophia

(Yummy) OM Layered Necklace
(fd) Summer Shirt – Cloud Decal @ Uber
Blueberry – Alicia – Flare Pants @ Uber

pose: [ Focus Poses ] Urban 7 set
anxiety %sincerity [city fillers] #1

Posted in Apple Fall, Bueno, Death Row Designs, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping, Silence, unKindness, {what next}

The Foyer

The foyer of a home is like the catch all, when you come in the door and have to bolt for the bathroom. I don’t know about you, but it never fails that I’ve got my arms full and that’s the exact moment that I need to pee! I was so excited about these sets from Silence. Although they were designed for a hallway, I could not help myself. I had to use them to decorate the foyer in my new skybox. I added some clutter to reflect that moment right after I get home from a day of running errands and shopping. Drops my bags on the floor, except the tacos and coffee….those are precious and can’t be trusted on the floor with the cats around. *giggles* It might have a fancy name like the foyer, but I think mine should be called the rush in and catch it room.

the foyer

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox ~ w/ Environment

Silence. – Whittaker Hallway
-Silence. – Whittaker Rug
-Silence. – Whittaker Dresser
-Silence. – Whittaker Frame
-Silence. – Whittaker Gold Accessories
-Silence. – Whittaker Mirror

Silence. – Whittaker Accessory Set (*new* for Go by FaMESHed)
-Silence. – Whittake Bench w/Pillows
-Silence. – Whittaker Canvas Art
-Silence. – Whittaker End Table
-Silence. – Whittaker Table Lamp

{what next} Wall Hanging Plant #1
{what next} Wall Hanging Plant #2
{what next} Wall Hanging Plant #3

Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Candle 4

BAZAR – Stockholm-Paper bag (decor)

tres blah– Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag RARE
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All

DRD – RK – Free Bonus – Bag of Groceries

BUENO– Taco Bag Deco

MudHoney Larson Wreath

MudHoney Liza Heels – Black

(fd) Cat – 08 Stretching
(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled

Apple Fall Handbag & Scarf

dust bunny . coat rack

Posted in Apple Fall, Culprit, Events, FaMESHed, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Dreams of Time

“Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.”  H. P. Lovecraft

Dreams of Time

scene:
Scarlet Creative Oceania Beach House

Culprit Mojave Set  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
_Culprit Mojave Bed
_Culprit Mojave Bedside Table
_Culprit Mojave Lamp
_Culprit Mojave Trunk
_Culprit Mojave Succulent
_Culprit Tasty Macarons
_Culprit Hot Chocolate B&W
_Culprit Hot Chocolate Willow

Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Light

RSD Pouf PG

Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. (*new* @ FaMESHed)

Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI
Sheppard Hanging Plant CHEZ MOI 1

Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers

-ATTIC- Hanging Sack Couch Plain

hive // macrame hanging plant . stone

Trompe Loeil – Geonna Hanging Lantern

Dutchie cafe table with tulips (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Dutchie backgammon decor (*new* @ FaMESHed)

(fd) Cat – 03 Sitting Lazy
(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting
(fd) Cat – 05 Curled On Back
(fd) Cat – 13 Standing Up

Posted in Apple Fall, Bueno, Death Row Designs, Events, Fancy Decor, Home Decor, Jian, Kustom9, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

City Lights

Sometimes a song just embodies a feeling, but combine it with just one picture and both come together to create something amazing. That’s really what I hoped to do here.

Palastic – City Lights

City lights, the urban landscape,
Stands before our eyes.
City lights, our lives are caught up,
In these neon lights

Oh, so very frightened the park will seem.
Yet, we do our best to cherish one another,
City lights, although I love you,
Sometimes hate with doubt.

Oh, so very frightened to be alone,
Yet we do our best to keep a civil distance
City lights, although I love you,
Sometimes hate with doubt.

I cannot solve the mystery
Of what is fake and what is real,
I cannot solve the mystery,
Of who we are and who we’ll be!

City lights, the urban landscape,

Stands before our eyes.
City lights, our lives are caught up,
In these neon lights

Oh, so very frightened the park will seem.
Yet, we do our best to cherish one another,
City lights, I’ll always hate you,
‘Till the end of time.

I’m pretending to,
Be surprised at you lying.
You pretend not to,
See the passion inside.

We are trying to,
Understand everything.
You’ve decided to,
Let the light of me in.

We are trying to,
Understand everything.
You’ve decided to,
Let the light of me in.

Hustle

Outside:
BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Gray (*new* @ Uber)
DRD – Spiritualists Shoppe – Storefront

scene designed in: BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Regular (*new* @ Uber)
BUENO-Deco Bag

Fancy Decor: Fulton Collection (*new* @ Uber)
-Fancy Decor: Capsule Book Stack
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Chandelier
-Fancy Decor: Merlot Wine Glass
-Fancy Decor: Buble Lamp (solid)
-Fancy Decor: Clipped Art
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Armchair
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Coffee Table
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Rug
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Side Table
-Fancy Decor: Fulton Sofa (white cotton)
-Fancy Decor: Merlot Wine Glass

Fancy Decor: Dover Collection
-01 Fancy Decor: Designer Computer RARE
-02 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk Chair RARE
-03 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk
-05 Fancy Decor: Dover Shelf
-14 Fancy Decor: Books and Trinkets

uK – Chic Wall Clock (Metal)
uK- Canvas Hope Footstool
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Candle 4
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Ariskea[Hustler] Babybreath Pot
Ariskea[Hustler] Gold Flower
Ariskea[Hustler] Hustle Word

tres blah– Eclectic Collection – Cat Face Pillow
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Hot Lips Phone (Pink)
-tres blah- Jolie – Golden Hand
-tres blah- Workspace – Tablet
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Coffee Run
-tres blah- Golden Cage – Tablet
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Agenda RARE
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Paper Pile
-tres blah- Pampered – Bouquet
-tres blah- Pampered – Treat Yourself
-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
-tb- Bon Voyage – Books

dust bunny . areca palm plant
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . pilea peper plant
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant
dust bunny . potted bromeliad
dust bunny . potted cheese plant
dust bunny . potted palm
dust bunny . potted rubber tree
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . sunday newspaper

JIAN ‘dorable Danes 3. Adult Wanderer RARE

[Black Bantam] Busy Westie On Fours Rez (*new* @ Kustom9)

(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
(fd) Cat – 03 Sitting Lazy
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting

Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Emotional Baggage’ Handbag Clutter (*new* @ Epiphany)

!gO! Be mine – Liv & Lou RARE (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)

NOMAD // Sepia Peonies 01
NOMAD // Hookah // Fuschia

{Petite Maison} Work Pretty Royal Pencils: Turquoise

:HAIKEI: End of the day Gahca {3}

Sway’s Piggy Bank [Oink] white – C

=Zenith=Little Groot touch/dance only ( REZ)

The Loft – Lotus Holder
The Loft – Yoga Tray

DYNASTY – Antique Abacus – Dark
RARE. DYNASTY – Calligraphy Corner – Backdrop

{-MK-} My bottle_Close cat(wear/2Li)

*HEXtraordinary* Flying Monkey Incense Burner – Silver

Second Spaces – Cluttered House – charging station

[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Ashtray’
[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’

.10 [ kunst ] – Magazines

Granola. Waverly’s Incense.

Apt B // Raw Materials Gacha – Plate Sculpture

tarte. flask (mustache) RARE

Pewpew! Balloon Hotdog – Black (Decor) (*new* @ Uber)

Apple Fall Plan Chest

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, fri.day, Home Decor, ON9, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, unKindness

Home

“I know if I can find my own way back
There’s a life I always knew but never had
I’m tired of fighting things that I can’t change
Letting me go so I can finally find my place”
Sigma & Rita Ora – Coming Home

home2

Yesterday, I wrote about having the ground beneath our feet to catch us when we fall, but I didn’t mean that in such a literal sense. That ground is my foundation. My circle of friends…my family…my home…that place that I can always go back to no matter what happens to me on this grand adventure of a life. When I’m tired and beat down, I can go home and know that I am safe…I am grounded…and there is no other place quite like it. To my home…my people…I love each of you and I can’t thank you enough. I might be flying high and free at the moment, but I haven’t forgotten that you all are there and without you I wouldn’t be here now. I love you all so much. Part of me wants to list you all, but you know my squirrelly little memory will leave someone out, so I’ll do some general shouts out that you’ll hopefully understand…Home really is where the heart is.

To my Cunts…I love you guys so freaking much and how you teach me to throw caution to the wind and say with glory, “McFUCKIT!” ♥
To my Lockjaw Family…my God, what a delightful group of amazing and talented misfits! You all rock! Don’t any of you forget that!♥
Need a better name for the Stoner’s group…but they know who they are…I hope. I love you bitches so damn much. Never stop being fabulous, please. We have all been through so much this past year, lets rule the world this year!♥
To all my friends, listed in a group or not…to the creators that support me, believe in me…you are all my home and I appreciate you more than you know. Thank you.

wearing
hair
: [monso] My Hair – Ruda  (*new* @ C88)
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
eyeshadowIzzie’s – Catwa – Applier Dark Metallic Eyeshadow Hud
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
SPIRIT – Chill top [BLACK] (*new* @ C88)
fri. – Tillie Warmers (Coal) (*new* @ C88)

scene:
HPMD* Big Leaf – pale color
*alirium* DwarfForest [OldGold]
:: N :: Daffodil Box (*new* @ ON9)
uK – Solace Door Nook Blue (*new* @ C88)
uK – Solace Nook Hanging Lamp (*new* @ C88)
.:Bee Designs:. Tulips Gacha 11  (*new* @ ON9)
Ariskea & Unkindness[Solace] Seat 17 Anim [Singles] (*new* @ C88)
(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Iron table (*new* @ C88)
Ariskea & Unkindness  [Solace] Candle 4 (*new* @ C88)
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant (*new* @ C88)
(fd) Cat – 11 Sitting

poses: Del May w/some editing on 2nd pic using FATE Hand Poser HUD & AnyPose

 

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

My Happy Place

happy place2
Everyone needs a happy place, whether its a real place, a virtual place, or just somewhere you go mentally. About four years ago, a friend of mine took me to Hazardous and it has been my favorite place on the grid ever since. Its not a fancy place, but its peaceful and beautiful. Sometimes I think it seems strange that I can feel so renewed or calm, simply by visiting this virtual place on my computer. Sitting there with the combination of their music and the ambiance.
happy place1

There are a few places across the grid that allow me to recharge my mental and spiritual batteries. Each one delivering its own unique energy. Hands down, Hazardous remains my favorite, but its a place I tend to go alone or with someone special.
happy place

=DeLa*= Mesh Hair “Paraty”
CATWA HEAD Dyana
IKON Odyssey Eyes – Apex
.DirtyStories. Lorelia Headchain
LUXE. Choi Lip Ring (*new* @ N21)
LUXE. Triangles Necklace Gold
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
(fd) Summer Princess Shirt Dress – Cream (*new* @ Uber)
Wimey: Purest Branch Cuff Gold
Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
fri. – Olivia.Sandals (Dust)

poses by !bang
photos taken @ Hazardous

Posted in Fashion, Second Life

Life’s a Beach

I have no fancy quote from some random famous person today. One of my favorite aspects of Second Life is the endless array of beaches and I have far too many swimsuits. So, its about high time I started showing them off. I swore I wasn’t going to buy anymore, but after I got into Uber….well…never say never, but I sure hope you all are ready to see more bikinis, because I have tons and I’m about to show them off! Its a great excuse to explore some of the great beaches in Second Life, so if you know of a good one…let me know!

Life is a Beach

hair: TRUTH HAIR Fenella – variety (*new* @Uber)
ears: UNISEX[MANDALA]Steking EARS
nail polish: [LB Baroque Arch Gold] *Maitreya* Manicure
rings: Kibitz – Rosie rings – gold
bikini: (fd) Coin Bikini – Ivory (*new* @Uber)

pose: GingerFish Poses Get What I Want #3 mirror