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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

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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 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 Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Royals

“We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.” Lordes’ Royals

One of the many luxuries I enjoy in Second Life is the ability to change my address in a matter of minutes and redecorating my home in a matter of hours or days. I can live as luxurious or as humble as my mood determines. I’m not rich in real life and I’ve never been one of those that pursued the rich life. I remember when I was younger, there was a rather wealthy man interested in me and my mother was encouraging me to date him. Well, that was her first mistake, what 20 year old is going to date the man her mother wants for her? Not this one. More importantly, I just wasn’t attracted to him physically or mentally, certainly not emotionally.
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Anyway, the real point of this post is that in Second Life we can be royals if we want to and there’s never been a better time to pursue that luxurious lifestyle, because coming up on September 1st The Arcade is back! Let the Gacha Games commence!
That means tons of fantastic & fun finds like the very posh Ramses Collection from Fancy Decor. This set includes 19 items, with three Rares! THREE! That means your odds are pretty favorable, yeah? If that’s not fantastic enough, the two chairs and sofa in this set? Yeah, they come with a color hud, which allows your four options. I’ve shown you the purple, but there’s a blue, a green, and silverish gray.
So, start saving up because this is just the tip of the royal iceberg, Baby! Stay tuned for more goodies from Fancy Decor and the Arcade, because I’m living the fantasy life and loving every minute of it. I hope you will do the same. ♥

wearing:
hair: Lovey Dovey :: Sage
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
SPIRIT – Mila dress

Scene:
03 Fancy Decor: Ramses Shelf RARE(*new* @ The Arcade) September 1-30*
18 Fancy Decor: Pyramid Obelisk (white) (*new* @ The Arcade)
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle (August Luxe Box)
Fancy Decor: Geode Bookends (August Luxe Box)
[ free bird ] Large Geode – Garnet
01 Fancy Decor: Ramses Armchair RARE (*new* @ The Arcade)
11 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (black) (*new* @ The Arcade)
*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

pose by Bauhaus Movement

Posted in Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life

Pants Are Overrated

For a good portion of the world, it is summertime. For me that means unbearable heat and humidity. I hate sweating, but I do appreciate the warm weather. I appreciate that, more than any other time of the year,  I can enjoy fewer layers and I find comfort in some of life’s simplest pleasures.  Ice cream, smoothies, iced coffee, capris, sandals…oh the list is endless. Yet, one of the simplest things that I find myself loving so much during the summer months is sitting comfortably at home wearing no pants and no bra!

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You hear it across the web on multiple platforms, particularly by gamers, “Pants are overrated!” Well, I couldn’t agree more. While the idea of some people sitting around in the underwear communicating with people around the world might inspire disturbing images for some, I find it comforting and humorous. I’m notoriously guilty of wearing little more than you see here while curled up with my laptop, the remote, and/or a good book.
Its funny how my mind has changed about such things as I’ve gotten older, because once upon a time…ok, in my twenties…I swore by the mantra, “It doesn’t matter if its comfortable or not. What matters is that it looks good!” Now, I don’t know if its my age or if fashion has gradually embraced the necessity for comfortable clothes, thus creating more attractive styles. Perhaps, its simply my perspective and I’ve become a little more selective when shopping for clothes in the real world. Either way, my mantra has changed and now I’m more concerned with whether or not my apparel needs to be ironed. I hate ironing.
Thank goodness neither are a concern in Second Life, but lets embrace the “NO PANTS are the best pants” manta anyway!

 

 

wearing:
TRUTH HAIR
 Thea (*new* @ Uber)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Roses Skull – Leg Tattoo [CAROL G]
SPIRIT – Eli top (*new* @ Uber)
Apple May Designs – Aiko Panties – Sky (came with dress in VIP Group gift)

scene:
=EliBaily= Ivy
*AF* Tulips in Log Planter – Mixed Lg
Bazar-Forest – Flower pot  (part of the Forest Dining Set)
:CP: Leanne Door Cosy FairyTale (*new* @N21)
*AF* Potted Gerbera Daisies – Red
Toro. Tropical plant + Worn out Wooden Stepladder

pose: Frozen – Daisy Poses (*new* @ Tres Chic)