Posted in Events, Fashion, Kustom9, Mina Hair, N21, Phedora, Pretty Mess, Second Life, Seven Emporium, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

Night Air

There’s just something magical about night air, particularly around 9pm. The dark sky, the shadows, the temperature is dropping, and a perfect night would have a nice cool breeze. I can only assume that my fondness for this time of night has to do with my memories of working at the mall in my very reckless 20s. The mall closed at 9pm sharp and unless you worked in one of the restaurants or major department stores, you were out of there no later than 9:15pm. There’s a sense of community among mall employees. We’ve all dealt with the screaming kids, the obnoxious tweens, the confused parents, and lost elderly. We all worked in retail. It’s only 9:15pm…the night is young…we would hang out in the parking lot, smoke cigarettes, and make plans on where to meet up in an hour or two. The party would soon start.
Even now all these years later, I still feel that sense of freedom if I just so happen to be outside around that time of night and just the right breeze blows over me. It’s funny, its not something I’d thought I’d remember or reminisce about someday.

take a break

wearing:
hair: MINA – Lily (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Tala
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: *Moon Tattoo* HENNA BIG

.random.Matter. – Taeyeon Earrings – Onyx (*new* @ N21)
[ kunst ] – Cigarette & holder
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA

Pretty Mess – Brittney Tank (*new* @ Uber)
BlueberryLuxe Box August – Skirt
Phedora ~ Crysta Boots ~ Maitreya Exclu. ~ 28 C v2 (*new* @ N21)

pose by LePoppycock
ninety – Garage cute Sweet places #12 (*new* @ Kustom9)
7 – Fresh Donuts

Posted in Bueno, Cynful, Events, Fashion, Mesh Body Addicts Fair, N21, Red Fish, Second Life, Shiny Shabby, shoes, shopping

The Work Out

Part 4 of the Grace & Sady Road Trip

We’ve been eating more than our fair share of junk food and drinking for all of Ireland. So, when we happened across a gym, we decided to stop and get in a work out. We were determined to get to the beach eventually and we needed to be fit for those bikinis we packed. It was a small town, so the gym was lacking in luxury equipment, but we managed to go a few rounds with a punching bag as well some weight lifting and some squats. Although, I didn’t know that punching bags hit back. OUCH! Damn near knocked us out…and its from the floor that we did squats as we tried to stand up after we were damn near knocked out. Naturally with Grace’s thunder thighs, she needed a little help getting up, but we’re calling it squats. *nods*
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I might should mention that we were a little stoned while we were at the gym. Lucky for us, the place was pretty deserted. We were able to flirt with the old guy running the place just long enough for him to snap a few pictures of us. As you can see, we worked up quite a swear. *laughs* He even recommended a place down the road where we’d find some good food and a nice place to relax. I suspect he told us about the food so we’d have to come back to his gym. Ha! I don’t think that’s going to happen!
Go on over to Grace’s blog to read her side of the story and stay tuned for part 5!

gym pt 4

 

Sady is wearing:
hair+Spellbound+ Nocturnal (collaboration w/Bueno)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Tenta tattoo
collar: [Atomic] Kitten Collar (*new* @N21)
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
[Cynful] Star Girl Top – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
[Cynful] Star Girl Pants – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
shoes: #EMPIRE – Ixora

Grace is wearing:
Hair – #Foxy – Hotline Hair
Head – CATWA  – Lona
Body – CATWA – Mesh Body – Lara 4.1
Piercings – SU! – Septum Piercing & Labret Piercing (bento)
Tattoo – Identity – Wild Desire
Swallow – Aphrodite Bento Rings (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[Formanails] – Ballerina 2 (maitreya bento)
[Cynful] Star Girl Top – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
[Cynful] Star Girl Pants – Maitreya Lara (Available at MBA Fair Aug 1st)
[Vale Koer] – Tippytoe Chucks

all poses by Foxcity
scene:
Mountem by G – Locker Room Backdrop Mesh
David Heather-Punching Bag/Black

Posted in Events, Fashion, Lybra, N21, Second Life, shoes, shopping, unKindness

Honky Tonk

Josh and I were attending a Savannah Rain show at Seaside Lounge a while back. We were on voice and Sav started singing Tanya Tucker’s “Love Me Like You Used To.” I got lost down memory lane and told Josh, “This is a true Honky Tonk Song.” Being English, he’s not really familiar with exactly what a Honky Tonk is…so I began to explain it and he insisted that I write it down. So, here it is…

This is one of those songs you play on the jukebox, because there’s not usually a live band unless its Friday or Saturday night. But once in a while on a Monday night, you just get overwhelmed with that bluesy lonely feeling. You crave the dim flickering lights and loud music, being surrounded by people, but not really interacting with them much. You half hope that someone will notice how sad and lonely you are….you half hope they don’t. And then certain songs will simply take you away…you close your eyes to fight the tears as you sing along, as the music is loud enough that no one can hear you anyway. You somehow find some solace in your solitude and in the bottom of a bottle.
Sometimes you go to that particular bar, just hoping you’ll see HIM…as you know he frequents that bar regularly. You remember dancing with him when no one else was dancing. You reminisce about the good times as the tears stream down your face.
Regardless of the reason, you sit alone at the bar and unless you had too many, you leave alone and thankfully a bit more numb. That’s been my experience with Honky Tonks anyway. Yes, its always country music and on weekends its a much livelier place, but weekdays brings out the sad and lonely along with the regulars.

cowgirl

I’d like to add a little note, that not all country music is sad…so you should check out Savannah Rain, she is by far the best live country singer on the grid in my opinion and Seaside Lounge has some great live performances, so be sure to check them out, too. Ya know, when you take a break from shopping and want to show off your pretty new clothes!

wearing:
hairno.match_ ~ NO_POISON
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
collar: [Atomic] Kitten Collar (*new* @N21)
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
.LYBRA . Paige Top Black (maitreya) lace (*new* @N21)
.LYBRA . Paige Top Black (maitreya) solid (*new* @N21)
.LYBRA . Paige skirt Black (maitreya) (*new* @N21)
Maitreya Dahlia Socks
Maitreya Stagioni XTD Leather * Black

pose by Foxcity
uK – Old West Whiskey Saloon RARE

Posted in Bueno, Events, Fashion, Lybra, N21, Second Life, shopping

Are You That Somebody?

So often when I’m blogging I’m listening to music or watching movies, but today I just shot the photo and thought to myself how I look both sweet and naughty at the same time. I immediately knew that this would be a song post and I’ve got just the song. Naturally, I’ve given the YouTube link as well as the lyrics…and you have to choice to listen, read, or skip to the credits. Either way, happy shopping!♥

Banks Are You That Somebody
(originally by Aaliyah)

Boy,
I’ve been Watching You
Like a hawk in the sky
That flies,
And You were my prey
Boy, I promise you
If we keep bumpin’ heads
I know that one of these days
We gone hook it up
Probably talk on the phone
But see I don’t know if that’s good
I’ve been holding back
This secret from you
I Probably shouldn’t letcha

If I,
If I let you know
You can’t tell nobody
I’m talking bout nobody
Are you responsible?
Boy you betta watch my body
I’m not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I’m a goody goody
Right now I’m a naughty naughty
Say Yes or Say No
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh
Eheheheheheh Eh Eh…

Boy,
Won’t you pick me up at the park right now
Up the block while everyone
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
I’ll be waiting there
With my trench, my lugz, My hat
Just so I’m low key
If you tell the world
Oh Boy,
See I’m trusting you
With my Heart, my Soul
I probably shouldn’t letcha, If I

If I,
If I let you know
You can’t tell nobody
I’m talking bout nobody
I hope you responsible
Boy you betta watch my body
I’m not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I’m a goody goody
Right now I’m a naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh
Eheheheheheh Eh Eh…

Baby girl,
I’m the girl from the big LA
But you come play around my way
And listen to what I gotta say
UK
You’ve been down from the start
That’s why you got my heart
Ever since we departed

Baby girl,
Betta known as Aaliyah
Them play haters have fevers
Getting goosebumps in our fevers
And don’t you know
You gotta tell somebody
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh

If I let you know
You can’t tell nobody
I’m talking bout nobody
I hope you’re responsible
Boy you betta watch my body
I’m not just anybody
Is it my go, Is it your go
Sometimes I’m a goody goody
Right now I’m a naughty naughty
Say yes or say no
Cause I really need somebody
Tell me are you that somebody, Eh
Eheheheheheh Eh Eh…

nervous

hairTRUTH / Tori (July VIP GG)
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
BUENO-Sol -SunGlasses (*new* @ Knot&Co)
collar: [Atomic] Kitten Collar (*new* @N21)
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
.LYBRA . RUDY (*new* @ anyBODY)

pose by Del May
SAYO SCENES – Bougainvillea Hideaway Backdrop – COMMON (*new* @ Epiphany)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Phedora, Second Life, shoes, shopping

Totally Zen

Asian themes are all the rage these days and when I saw these shoes from Phedora, I knew immediately that the only real way to do them justice was with my new Zen Garden backdrop. Afterall, there’s nothing more zen than lying naked in the sand with a pair of heels in the air, right? *giggles* What? I don’t know about you, but I feel totally  zen! So, ya know, if you’re feeling stressed or whatever, grab yourself a little zen garden rake and join me in the garden. *grins*

totally zen

wearing:
hairMagika – Talk Like That
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
collar: **RE** Simone Heart Collar
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Rise Again
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
shoes: Phedora ~Riley Platforms ~ 28 C. (*new* @ anyBODY)

pose: Drunk Panda PlayWIthMe Single Poses  (inworld store closed)
SAYO SCENES – Zen Garden Backdrop – RARE (*new* @ Epiphany)

Posted in Events, Fashion, Scandalize, Second Life, shopping

The Broken Clasp

She was just taking a walk in the park. She hadn’t intended on going to the very spot where they first met. She found herself frozen in her tracks as her mind wandered back in time. Remembering his smile and how beautiful she thought he was from the moment she saw him. She smiled as she remembered it was at that exact moment, as if fate had planned it all along, that the clasp on her necklace gave out and her necklace slipped into the shallow pool beneath the bridge. Without hesitation he jumped in, splashing water all over her, but retrieved her necklace. He offered to fix it for her and they headed over to a picnic table where he pulled out his Swiss army knife and got to work. They talked for hours that day and were seemingly inseparable for months after.
Then he was gone, just like that. Such a random and bizarre accident. Part of her wished she had never met him so she would never have to hurt so deeply, but she also knew that her life was far better for having known him. She knew he was a blessing from the day they met and for all their happy times, she could never fully regret that love.

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wearing:
hairMagika – Strawberries
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
skin: DeeTaleZ *Appliers* CATWA Head “Face Miriam”
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
collar: **RE** Simone Heart Collar
tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop – Rise Again
[FORMANAILS] NAILS – SKULL – BENTO – MAITREYA
Scandalize. Alice (*new* @ Souled Out)

pose by Foxcity
SAYO SCENES – Moderna Courtyard – COMMON (*new* @ Epiphany)

Posted in Cosmopolitan, Events, ON9, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, TMD

It’s Oh So Quiet

“It’s oh so quiet
Shh shh
It’s oh so still
Shh shh
You’re all alone
Shh shh
And so peaceful until
You fall in love
Zing boom
The sky up above
Zing boom
Is caving in
Wow bam
You’ve never been so nuts about a guy
You want to laugh you want to cry
You cross your heart and hope to die”
Bjork It’s Oh So Quiet

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It’s rather funny to me how relationship can really mark time in our lives…well for those of us that aren’t especially good at relationships anyway. I watch the people who fall in and out of love in SL, every other week and it makes me giggle. However, I kinda get it. For me it takes a little longer than a week or two to fall, much less get over it, but when it does hit me…its usually quite unexpected. I’ve never found love when I’m feeling lonely and go out “looking” to meet someone special. It has never happened that way for me at all. For one thing, I completely suck at flirting. The last time I tried to flirt with a guy I offered him a rape whistle as a joke. *facepalms*

secret2

The song talks about how quiet things are until you fall in love and how suddenly there’s noise and I think the same can be said about my attitude. I’m happier and lighter about things when I’m in love. I’m trouble either way, but who I torment with said trouble varies. Just ask my friends, they questioned the hell out of me when I started falling in love with Josh. “Who are you and what have you done with Sady?” Apparently, I’m all nice and stuff now. *laughs* They just dont’ realize I’m serving up all my trouble to Josh and he’s keeping a tally. Not sure why or what he plans to do with said “bill,” but he’s got quite a list. *snickers*

secret1

So, yeah, two days in a row you’ve seen me in pink. I totally blame Josh for making me all soft…I’ll be back with some hardcore stuff soon…I swear! Meanwhile, get out there and shop to your heart’s content, cuz there’s sooooo much good stuff just waiting to be on your avatar right now!!

wearing:
hair: Exile:: Morning Glory
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
tatoo: ::Nanika::.Scarlet tattoo (*new* @ ON9)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
**RE**
ReVoX Aros Couple Bracelet – Female
Noodles – Positivity Bangles : Pack Six
[FORMANAILS] BALLERINA -2
**RE** Luxy Rings Set (*new* @ Chapter Four)
[ kunst ] – Wire ring (left)

Elegance Boutique -Dress – Harness w/HUD ( Cosmopolitan)
Phedora ~ Teresa Boots pack (*new* @ VERSUS)

pose: Bauhaus Movement
backdrop: [Bad Unicorn] ‘Blanco’ Backdrop (*new* @TMD)

Posted in Bueno, Cynful, Fashion, ON9, Phedora, Second Life, shopping, Uber SL

Bad Moon Rising

“I see a bad moon a-rising
I see trouble on the way
I see earthquakes and lightnin’
I see bad times today”
Creedence Clearwater Revival Bad Moon Rising

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Its no secret that I’m from the South and down here we’ve got a lot of superstitions. I’m not a superstitious person, but when you wake up from a nightmare about dead cats, big snakes, and really bad coffee…well, that first cup of coffee better be a good one. When its not…lets just say I’m hearing the whisperings of my  long dead grandmother in my ear as I try to salvage this coffee. Give the song a listen…let’s just say I’m a bit leery about this day already.
What I’m not leery about is the abundance of amazing items being created across the grid. If you can’t find something to wear, you aren’t looking hard enough, and let’s be honest, in SL? Yeah, you can walk around showing off your pretty lingerie like a Victoria Secrets model at promotional party. So, get your shop on…I, for one, will be putting on my fierce facade as I prepare for this ominous day!

wearing:
hair: *ARGRACE* KOHAKU
head: CATWA HEAD Catya
eyes: CATWA Mesh Eyes w/-SU!– [CATWA & OMEGA HUD] Xenira Eyes ALL COLORS
lipstick: -SU!- The Matte Lip Poison //Catwa BENTO//
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO
tattoo.::Nanika::. Spring is coming Black

*COCO*_WrapChoker(2)_Maitreya (*new* @ Uber)
**RE** Dark Queen Bracelets
[FORMANAILS] BALLERINA -2- NAILS FOR VISTA BENTO HAND Big Pack

[Cynful] Coax Lingerie (*new & exclusive* @ Whore Couture)
Phedora ~ Coax boots  (*new* @ Whore Couture)

poses: Bauhaus Movement
scene:
MINIMAL – Illusion Background *1* (*new* @ Uber)
BUENO Suitcase Loveseat – Moonrise (*new* @ Arcade)

Posted in Bueno, Events, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, Shiny Shabby, shopping, Uber SL, unKindness

Stormy Weather

Last night we had one helluva a wicked storm. In my area its pretty standard to have a weather radio and lots of candles on hand, particularly this time of year. From hail storms like the one last night to tornadoes which almost happened last night. We were under a tornado watch, which means they saw rotation that could easily become a tornado in seconds. I guess everyone think their weather is a bit wonky, whether you live in the mid-west where they go from high temps to tornado warnings to snow all within 24hrs or you live in the Northeast areas that are bog down by no’easter every single winter. So, its pretty standard for anyone that deals with extreme weather conditions to keep some candles on hand. Scented, plain, and everything in between…candles are a must, because the power can and often does go out.

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I was already setting up the scene when the weather hit and got a bit scary, so I saw it as a sign to go ahead and combine my stormy weather with my candle shop set  up. Fancy Decor has pulled out all the stops for this round of Arcade with a complete set. From rares such as a the store build and color change full candle shelf, to everyday items that can be used around your house like candles, a beautifully detailed candle box, a lamp, snuffer, and wall art…and more actually. Definitely a machine that you can’t lose by playing and those are my favorite gachas of all!
stormy-weather2

I had to get a closer shot of my outfit, because the Satomi boots by Phedora that are being offered up at Uber…well, there’s no way my pictures truly do this justice, but these boots are just delicious. Not exactly a thigh high, but just over the knee enough to give that long leg look and the color pallette? Well, you can see for yourself how perfectly they matched up with the Shy Breeze dress that Dead Dollz offered up at the most recent round of Shiny Shabby. There’s so much shopping to be done, get on out there and enjoy yourselves, because …well…SHOPPPPINNGGGGG!!!!

wearing:
hair: Exile:: Early Rise
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO
tattoo.::Nanika::. Spring is coming Black

**RE** Dark Queen Bracelets
[FORMANAILS] BALLERINA -2- NAILS FOR VISTA BENTO HAND Big Pack

.::Dead Dollz::. Shy Breeze – Blue (Shiny Shabby)
Phedora ~ Satomi boots (*new* @ Uber)

pose: BELLE EPOQUE – A day without rain

scene:
set up in a Turnip’s Skydome w/Enchanted Texture Collection
uk – Victorian Fence Set Brown – (Rally to Rescue)
-LC- Full Grass Field – 5 – Seasonal
Skye Windswept Tree Type 3  No Base
Fancy Decor: Shop Building RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO– Bike-Silver (*new* @ Arcade)
18 Fancy Decor: Queen Bee Engraving (*new* @ Arcade)
16 Fancy Decor: Tablet Register (*new* @ Arcade)
14 Fancy Decor: Cloche (*new* @ Arcade)
13 Fancy Decor: Counter (*new* @ Arcade)
11 Fancy Decor: Scented Candle (*new* @ Arcade)
10 Fancy Decor: Candle Box (*new* @ Arcade)
08 Fancy Decor: Candle Lamp (*new* @ Arcade)
07 Fancy Decor: Hanging Candles (*new* @ Arcade)
06 Fancy Decor: Circle Table (*new* @ Arcade)
03 Fancy Decor: Empty Candle Shelf (*new* @ Arcade)
02 Fancy Decor: Full Candle Shelf RARE (*new* @ Arcade)

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, Second Life

Wrecking Ball

“I came in like a wrecking ball
I never hit so hard in love
All I wanted was to break your walls
All you ever did was break me
Yeah, you wreck me”
~Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball

This is one of those songs that people either love or they hate. For me, I think I’ll always love it, because the lyrics and melody are so powerful. Naturally, I can’t help but chuckle a bit at times when I hear it because I think of the video and all the parodies that have come out since. Oh, how I wish they had reigned in some of their ideas for that video. I think this song could have been less of a joke if Miley hadn’t licked that damn sledge hammer. The fact remains that I love the song and it struck a chord the first time I heard it and still does. I’ve been the wrecking ball and I’ve been wrecked. Haven’t we all? And not just by love, but other relationships, too. Doesn’t matter if its friends, lovers, or even family. We are all subject to the proverbial wrecking ball.
(Ok, it might not really be proverbial, but its my post and I say it is…shhhh, I do what I want, you know this.)
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As I’ve been working on this post, I’ve been thinking about how we tear down each other’s walls and sometimes we just tear each other down. Even how sometimes we are the wrecking ball in our own lives. Sometimes that can be a good thing, others not so much. We’ve probably all impacted someone’s life one way or the other, so we’re left to ask ourselves which type of wrecking ball are we? What kind of wrecking ball do we want to be? I’m going to step out on a limb and assume that most of us try to be good people. None of us are perfect and from time to time we screw up. *gasps* Yet, we continue to subscribe to bullies and their tactics, regardless of their intent, their motives, or their tactics. As mature adults (sticks her tongue out, I can be mature…shhh), we have the power to fight the nastiness, but not with more hate…we need more love.

So, for today, how about we all go out and try building each other up, instead of tearing each other down. I think the world could use a nice boost of positive energy and what better community to do it than Second Lifers? Afterall, we are world wide!

wearing:
[RA] Tiwa Hair  (*new* @ Hairology)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
:BAMSE: Clockwork Heart Choker – Black
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.:cheeky:. arm Bands! Black
**{FORMANAILS}**Accessoires – NIKOLAJ2 UNISEX
[Since1975] – Bat’sGacha – Wheel ULTRA RARE (gacha garden)
Addams // Addams Pro Top Gym // Black
Addams // Addams Pro Short Gym // Red
::MA:: Wedge Sneakers Boots “Kingston” {WEAR ME} – PACK

scene created using:
MESH BRICKWALL KIT + MANY EXTRAS – URBAN JUNGLE
STATEMENT [wrecking ball] [RARE]
{anc} cracked glass (cloud)
MadPea Why So Mad? – Wrecking Ball RARE

pose by Del May edited using AnyPose