Posted in Bloom, Bueno, E.A.Studio, Events, Fashion, Klubwerk.poses, Kustom9, Prism Events, Second Life, Self Reflection, shoes, shopping, Tres Chic

See, Tracy?

Once upon a time, my friend Tracy came to my house in Second Life. We sat on the couch and were playing with the poses (PG poses, you pervs!) and one of them made it look like I was petting her knee. Thus began a long standing joke about Tracy and her hairy knees. So, when I was looking for a pose to show off these gorgeous new wedges from Bueno, I ran across this one from Klubwerk. The first thought in my head was, “See, Tracy? This is what smooth legs look and feel like…is nice, yeah?” For some reason this was also said in a strange foreign accent like the one used for Brüno in that crazy movie.
So there you have it, a little peak into the bizarre mind of me! You also see what Tracy puts up with as my friend. Lucky for me, she’s a good sport and takes it all in stride…even if she has hairy knees.

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wearing:
hair:  [^.^Ayashi^.^] Sakura hair (*new* @ Bloom)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara

.:E.A.Studio:.BOX Thetra Nails & Ring Set (*new* @ Tres Chic)
KITJA x :PARKER: – Tasha Top (*new* @ Kustom9)
KITJA x :PARKER: – Tasha Shorts (*new* @ Kustom9)
BUENO– Wedges (*new* @ Kustom9)

pose by KlubWerK.poses

scene set up in 22769 – Patio – RARE (*new* @ Bloom)
22769 – Patio Chair Sunset – COMMON (*new* @ Bloom)
22769 – Sheer Boho Drape – COMMON (*new* @ Bloom)

Posted in Chic Moda, Cosmopolitan, Hairology, ON9, Red Fish, Second Life, shopping

See What I See

Whatever is going on in our lives can really change our perception of what’s going on around us and our reaction can often create a chain that ripples all around us to change the perception of others. Knowing this, why wouldn’t we work harder to be nicer to one another. To look for the positive whenever possible so that we can spread that positive energy from us to everyone else. Its easy to do when we’re feeling good, but the real challenge comes when you’re not feeling so great. You have to adjust your perception. If you practice finding that silver lining long enough, it becomes second nature and no matter how grim a situation you CAN find something around you worth smiling about. I do hope you’ll give it a try and on the rare occasion that the negative wins? Just keep trying, if not the current situation try it with the next. You can do it and so can I…and eventually you’ll see what I see. ♥

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This round of Cosmopolitan is waiting for you. It opened on the 10th of April and as always, they’ve got quite an assortment of amazing creations. ChicModa is back in this round and has delivered one of the finest tube dresses I’ve ever seen. With a variety of textures and even some fatpack exclusives this is a must have. If you’re a hair whore like me, you’ll definitely want to visit the latest round of Hairology,  because Runaway is just one of the stores offering up and exclusive design that is to absolutely die for!

wearing:
hair[RA] Crystal Hair (*new* @ Hairology)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [IB-LAKSHMI]Rita-CATWA Mesh Head Applier Skin(*new* @ON9)
lipstick: alaskametro❤ “Lipslick” lip makeup – Catwa HUD (*new* @ AnyBody)
tattoo: RedFish – Feather tattoo (*new* @ Bodyfy)

**RE** Simone Heart Collar
ChicModa // Tracy (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)

pose by Klubwerk
backdrop: RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Steel Plate

Posted in Events, Phedora, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL

Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!!!!

Have you been to shoetopia? I have and I’ve featured several pairs of shoes from there already. These are the Phedora Shirley boots and they make me feel like dancing. I want to kick up my metal covered toes and dance! If you’re addicted to shoes the way I am, you want to make sure you hit this event before its over!

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wearing:
hairDoe: Aspen (*new* @ LootBox)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

.::Dead Dollz::. Harajuku Set  {Sweater & Tutu}
Phedora ~ Shirley Heels (*new* @ Shoetopia)

pose: KlubWerk Poses

Posted in Bueno, Events, Fashion, Phedora, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping, unKindness, We <3 Role-Play

Life is Messy Enough

Life is Messy Enough

Our real lives offer enough challenges. The fact that we can escape some of those challenges for even a few minutes or hours in SL, gives us an advantage that a lot of people don’t get to experience.  In Second Life, we can escape our health problems and physical limitations. We can avoid household chores and even people. So, why do so many come into SL and create a mess in a virtual world? Why do so many come here to sling mud, spread rumors, and toss about deep seeded judgmental rhetoric? Its simply pathetic.
I can only imagine that these people are so miserable in their real lives that they’ve somehow become convinced that by creating havoc here, somehow makes their real lives seem better. That somehow the fact that they’ve created such a mess in a virtual world that they somehow have developed power. Just theories, honestly, I cannot know. What I do know is that if you don’t want unnecessary drama and general messes in you SL, you definitely have power there. Cut out the toxic people, the toxic thoughts, and above all, keep your nose out of other people’s business. If they are not hurting YOU, then why do you care so much what your ex boyfriend, ex girlfriend or ex bestie is doing now? It seems to me, you need to work on healing and letting go, rather than deflecting and holding onto resentments that do more harm to your spirit than anyone else’s.

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Why bother wasting precious energy on hate? No one is forcing you to be in SL, no one is forcing any of us to be here. No one is forcing romantic relationships or uncomfortable lifestyles on anyone. With options like block, mute, teleport, and signing out, there’s simply no excuse to come to SL and be miserable. I guess I’m a little tired of hearing everyone gripe about drama and politics and what they hate about SL. I’m more interested in the things I love, the things that I enjoy, the amazing friends I’ve made from every corner of the globe. Yes, I suppose I’m bitching a little bit about the miserable people, but I’ve brought my piece of mind to my blog and no one is being forced to read it. Hell, at least one person I know only looks at the picture, clicks like and moves on. I’m not sure he’s ever read a blog post in his life. *winks at Kess, cuz she knows him even better than I*

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So, now that I’ve shared a piece of my mind (no, I really can’t afford it, give it back), let me share with you some really nice goodies that are being delivered across the grid by some of SL’s top creators and designers. Have a look at the details below for the whats and wheres. I’m off to go do more things I love and I hope you will do the same. Afterall, shopping is one of my favorite SL hobbies…totally a hobby, right?

wearing:
hair: Lamb. Easy Easy (*new* @ Arcade)
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
lipstick: ::SG:: Gelly Lips for CATWA Heads ONLY!
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO

Astralia – Galaxy! (Nails) #1 RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
Phedora ~ Eva Bodysuit pack (*new* @ Whore Couture)

poses: KlubWerk Poses
scene:
BUENO-Quiet Skybox- RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Industry Bed- RARE (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Big Sur Chair (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO- Headphones Pop Deco (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Skull Pop Deco (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Photo Printer-Pop (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO-Steel Stool Pop 1 (*new* @ Arcade)
BUENO- Laptop Blessed (*new* @ Arcade)
uK – Steampunk Vase V1 Dark (*new* @ We<3 Role-Play)

Posted in Events, Home Decor, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Broken

It’s impossible to get through this life without some heartache and heartbreak. I’ve been going through more than my fair share of both lately and quite frankly I’m getting a little tired of it. I feel so very broken to the core of my soul. I’m quite sure my quota has been met for a good long while and to make sure I protect the few remaining pieces of my shattered heart, I shall lock them away behind some very tall, strong walls. Yes, I know I’m not supposed to give up, blah blah blah. I do what I want and right now, as I lick my wounds, the plan is to not get sucked into another situation where I fall and get hurt. I’ve loved and I’ve lost and while yes, the ride was worth the fall. I can’t take too many more falls and retain the shred of humanity that remains.

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In the meantime, I plan to be surrounded by some of the most wonderful friends a girl could ever hope for and to pour myself into productive projects that will hopefully distract me and push me forward. I’m not writing all of this for sympathy, because in the end that doesn’t do much for me. I have a few ears that let me rant and cry as needed. That’s more than I could hope for when feeling this low. I’m not giving up on life, just giving up on the idea that romantic love is going to play any part in my future. I’m not sad about that. In fact, it feels quite liberating. I’ve had plenty of romance in my life, more than my fair share. I have nothing to complain about there. I merely don’t feel like going through this pain again, just like I don’t go placing my hand on a hot stove or my finger in a light socket…anymore. (Oh shush, you probably did it to.) So, if you see me getting all giddy or excited about someone, feel free to slap me with this post and remind me just how bad this crap hurts.

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In the meantime, FaMESHed opened and well, lets just say there’s plenty of retail therapy to be had out there. So, if you or someone you love is going through hard times, I highly recommend grabbing your wallet and going straight to the nearest event for some good old fashioned retail therapy. Let’s face it, new jewelry like the Communique Set from Empyrean Forge can make even the coldest heart feel divine! Bring on the shopping and the wine!

 

wearing:
[monso] My Hair – Momo /Blonde (*new* @ FaMESHed)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
Glam Affair – Milu Applier ( Catwa / Bibi ) Artic 01 (*new* @ The  Gacha Garden)
[NikotiN]    Rainbow_Silver  RARE
EF: Communique Full Jewelry Set (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Vinyl – Yui Panties Lara (*new* @ FaMESHed)
[CX] Tempest Garters (Torn+Fades) – Maitreya (*new* @ FaMESHed)

scene:
Fancy Decor: French Landscape (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Bouillotte Lamp (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Carriage Clock (silver) (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Fancy Decor: Classic Console (black) (*new* @ FaMESHed)
(Yummy) Dying Roses
!gO! SteamTeddy +Giddy+
!gO! SteamTeddy +Mad+
Soy. Potted Traveler’s Palm Tree [Gray]
BUENO-Bonita Bag-Black
Fancy Decor: Take Heart Frame
BAZAR: Paris – Wine set & Paris – Wine bottle spilled
Second Spaces – snow day books

poses by Klubwerk.poses (some edited with AnyPose)

Posted in Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection

Luxury Problems

I was in the shower having that AHHH moment when the hot water washes over me and I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I thought about people all over the world that have never known that simple joy or those that once knew and would give anything to feel it again. I started thinking about all the little things I take for granted. I can go to the kitchen and find plenty to eat anytime I want. I can pet a cat or a dog. I can go outside and look up at the night sky or feel the sun on my face. I can read a book, watch a movie, type up a blog post…etc. I can do so much. I say all the time how blessed I am by the amazing friends I have in Second Life, but I rarely consider how blessed I am in the real world, too.
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Isn’t it funny how we allow ourselves to get so upset over equally little things such as someone calling us a name? I’ve written about the power we give words before, but how many of us genuinely give power to the opinions of people we don’t even hold in high esteem? Further yet, how many of us let those same people disrespect us all day long, but the minute they target someone else that we love…well, we lose our mind? We’ve all witnessed and probably been targeted by keyboard warriors and I always find it particularly funny when people will proudly state in their profiles or on Facebook that if you mess with my friends I’m going to hurt you…you will feel my wrath. What are you going to do? Sling more words at me? Hello, Mr Block Button. You gonna go tattle like a four year old? Well, that’s a mature approach, not to mention hypocritical. Oh wait, here’s an idea, you can run to one of those bullying pages/sites and start some nasty rumor, because surely THAT is a mature solution, particularly for people that don’t subscribe to such nonsense. Oh, you’re going to rage quit SL or FB? Bye, see you next week!
*winks at Rock & Tracy*
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Listen, be homeless for a week. Seriously, go try it. Live without the comforts of your real life for one week. Genuinely live without a computer, a roof, a guaranteed meal, a toilet, a shower…for one full week. What you don’t want to? Why not? Think you’ll miss those hot showers? That cuppa whatever you drink first thing in the morning? Your soft bed? You will. You’re absolutely right and when you’re worried about where your next meal is going to come from or where you might sleep safely tonight? Then trivial little problems like someone disrespecting your friend or not getting invited to a virtual surprise party or someone rejecting your advances…all of that? Well, you’ll wish you had those problems. I know, because more than once in my life I’ve been in a place where I heard people complaining about their lives and I was genuinely envious of their problems. They were luxury problems. I’m not suggesting they’re not troublesome, but they are not as big a deal, especially stuff happening in SL, as some of you make it out to be.
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For today, let us accept and be grateful for our problems as well as our blessings. Would you be willing to trade your problems with a stranger, having no knowledge of what their problems are before hand? No, then kindly appreciate what you have and be happy! I said, “BE HAPPY, DAMNIT!” *giggles & stomps her foot* Don’t make me play the song….you know the one….about don’t worry, be happy? Oh its stuck in your head now? *whistles & grins* You’re welcome!

wearing:
hair: :::Phoenix::: Cyndie (*new & exclusive* @ Haus of Swag Fair)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02
^^Swallow^^ Shiny Ears
.:E.A.Studio:. Piercing Bare Code Silver
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
MINIMAL – Azcina Necklace Black (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
SPIRIT – Jae tank top (*new* @ Uber)
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves
SPIRIT – Jae shorts (*new* @ Uber)
#EMPIRE – Jeans Straps
N-core SURVIVOR (*new* @ Uber)

poses by Klubwerk.poses
location: ~Woodbury Falls~

Posted in Events, Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Don’t Tear Me Down

“Don’t tear me down for all I need
Make my heart a better place
Give me something I can believe
Don’t tear me down
You’ve opened the door now, don’t let it close”
~Within Temptation’s All I Need

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For a little over a year now, I have been surrounded by some of the most amazing people that I’ve had the honor to meet in my ten years of Second Life. I will be eternally grateful to each and every one of them for the way they build me up. They’ve helped me to believe in me again for the first time in years. Some of them have been there for the whole ride, but many of them are fairly new to my life. I’ve no idea what I’ve done to deserve such amazing friends and family, yes, family. They build me up instead of tearing me down and I can’t begin to truly express how beautiful that is for me.

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We’ve all taken an emotional beat down at some point or another. We need to stop tearing each other down. Don’t we all beat ourselves up enough already?  Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if we’d just focus on lifting one another up to showcase our strengths? To help each other stand proud and to realize how truly amazing each and every one of us really are? To remind each other that together we can overcome incredible odds.
Its not as hard as it sounds and even if you don’t believe it at first, if you just keep telling yourself that yours is a life worth living and that YOU are truly incredible…well, its the truth and eventually that truth will set you free…free from the dark clouds and toxicity that’s weighing you down. I am so grateful to all of you…readers, friends, sponsors (for a lack of a better word, sorry), and family. You all make my heart a better place. ❤

So, about the stuff…*grins*…its Uber time again!!! Hands down one of my favorite shopping events, because its got a little of everything from top designers across the grid. Its not too big and its not overwhelmingly laggy. I always tend to go a little crazy. This round will be no exception. This phenomenal little jacket from Bueno is appropriately named, because it will make you feel like a fox! Comes in Fitted, Hourglass, and Physique sizes and I’m wearing the fitted size with my Maitreya body, so give the demo a try and don’t be deterred by the lack of a specific logo. It comes with a hud to change the textures of the tee underneath and yes, there’s the option to hide the tee completely providing just enough coverage to keep you from needing pasties. *winks*
Meanwhile, I encourage you to check out the alpha tribe sim. I have no idea what this place is or what its purpose is..*laughs*…I just think its absolutely incredible. Think ghosts of architecture or 3D blueprints. My picture barely elude to the immensity of the sim and you can rez there to take all the photos you want. Just be nice and pick up after yourself, ok?
Happy thoughts to you all and as always….Happy Shopping! ♥

wearing:
**CC** Mother Nature Aura
[RA] Izanami Hair (We❤ Role-Play)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
CATWA Mesh Eyes
Glam Affair – Pia Applier ( Catwa / Tumble ) America 02  (*new* @Kustom9)
::SG::Tiara Eyeshadow For CATWA Heads
:::SG:: GellyLips Catwa and Classi SL Heads
.:E.A.Studio:. Piercing Bare Code Silver
**RE** Bad Kitty Collar
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
BUENO -Fox Jacket  (*new* @ Uber)
**RE** Raven Leather Gloves Maitreya
[Cynful] Leather Mini Skirt
fri.day – Serina.Boots (*new* @ Salem)

poses by Klubwerk.poses
location alpha tribe