Posted in Catwa, Events, FaMESHed, Foxcity, Maitreya, Second Life, shopping, [ATI] Addicted to Ink, {le fil casse}

I Won’t Keep Watching

Once in a while we fight doing the right thing, because we’re not sure what that is. Cutting people from our lives is a lot like that. Its hard, because you’re ditching your loyalty. That’s pretty serious, but it would seem that sometimes our loyalty needs to be to ourselves first and foremost. If we don’t treat ourselves the way we want to be treated, how will anyone else even begin to figure out what we want.
I believe I must be at an advantage here, because as a child we moved every 2-3 yrs. So, I was constantly saying goodbye to people and letting go. By the time I grew up, letting go and walking away was far easier for me than others. The challenge for me was to stop walking away. Eventually, I started hanging on to people for dear life. I was scared to death that if I kept walking away, I’d never learn to just be in the here and now. I wasn’t running, I was simply walking away from anyone and anything that didn’t enhance my life. Now, I’m starting to understand what its like for other people and the struggle to let people go. However, one thing I’ll never have to fight or struggle with for long is letting go of some I feel is abusive. That will never be okay and something I outgrew a really long time ago.
There’s a line in the song I’ve attached that really struck a personal chord with me:
I won’t keep watching you
Dance around in your smoke
And flicker out
You’re not the light I used to know

more selfies
That empowering moment when you delete & block them. 

wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant \\ Francesca hair (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
-SU!- Amoret Eyeliner +CATWA APPLIER+
-SU!- Xanthe Lip Gloss +CATWA APPLIER+
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: [theSkinnery]  Saska
hand tattoo: [ATI] Destiny Lite…Maitreya Applier…
nails: Astralia – Compatible nails system (Maitreya Stiletto base)
toksik – Bloom Choker (Group Gift)
{le fil casse} Kassie Ruffle Hearts Top (*new* @ FrouFrou)

pose: [ATI] Destiny Lite Set (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)
FOXCITY. K-POP Star 2 – Because I am The Best (Rez) (2) RARE (*new* @ Arcade)

Posted in Collabor88, Events, Fashion, Landscaping, Mesh Body Addicts, Second Life, shopping, The Annex, TMD

Let’s Go For a Swim

Part 3 of the Grace & Sady Road Trip

We got checked in to the motel after our long and very rough road trip. Flipped on the television that shows nothing but “adult movies” and washed up. Despite the advertised pool being an above ground pool that’s oddly placed ACROSS THE STREET…we threw on our bikinis, grabbed the vodka and headed for the “pool.”
“Hope this pool is clean and cold,” Grace sing songs as she skips across the road, looking over her shoulder, “Oh good, you got the vodka!”
“We’re going to need it after the day we’ve had. Just wish we’d thought to get some tequila!”
“Oh gawd, no, I can’t carry you back to the room if you get drunk on tequila, Sady!”
“Well, next stop we make I’m getting some, so you better figure it out!”
“Damnit, Sady, we’ll have to get some WiFi so you can flash Kess and Posh on skype again!”
We bursts into giggles and make our way up the ladder into the pool.

to the pool

We manage to climb into the bizarre motel pool. It was so refreshing and surprisingly clean. Out of nowhere, Grace pulls out a selfie stick, “Pose pretty with me!”
“Oh, gawd, Grace, with the motel behind us? Are you serious? And exactly where did you have that hidden?” I really did wonder where she had hidden that thing.
“Don’t you worry where I hid it…you just don’t want anyone to see that bandaid and dental floss thing you call a bikini!”
“Hey, no better way to avoid tan lines than to minimize the coverage! You saying the horizontal stripes make me look fat?” I laughed, because I knew I wasn’t fat. We had both dieted for weeks planning for this trip.
“No one is looking at the stripes while you’re wearing that! Why didn’t you wear the new Blueberry bikinis we picked up before we left?” Grace thrusts out her chest as she made a duck face at the camera.
I laughed, “Cuz that’s for a beach party, not the pool or laying out.”
“Pffft, I’ll wear it wherever I want, ya bitch!” Grace snapped another picture and tossed the selfie stick aside.
“Yes, ma’am, now pass me that vodka will ya?” I was thirsty and ready to get drunk.
“We getting plastered to do voiceovers for porn, Sady?” Grace couldn’t help but giggle.
“Naturally, how else will we convince the grocery delivery guy to plow us on the kitchen counter?” Sady burst into giggles as she took a long swig from the bottle and passed it to Grace.
Needless to say, we got so drunk we barely made it back to our room and passed out. No porn voice overs and luckily no sunburns. Tomorrow we pack up and hit the road again, eventually we’ll see real grass again! So, stay tuned for part 4…God only knows what we’ll encounter next.

For Grace’s side of the story, check out her blog!

the pool scene

Sady is wearing:
hair:  *ARGRACE* HIKARI
headCATWA HEAD Kathy
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Izzie’s – Body Waterdrops
The Annex – Blair Swimsuit (*new* @ Suicide DollZ)

Grace is wearing:
hair: #Foxy – Vixen Hair
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
Tattoo – Identity – Wild Desire (*new* @ MBA)
Glasses – SteinWerk  – Boonie & Clyde Sunglasses
Necklace – #Foxy – Suede Wrap Choker
Bracelets – RealEvil – Zaria Bracelets
Rings – Zaara – Siya stacked rings
Blueberry – Adrianna bikini (*new* @ C88)

Sady’s poses by Foxcity
Grace’s poses:
in the pool: Focus
outside: LePoppycock

scene:
(Milk Motion)  road to nowhere – Desert Land
(Milk Motion)  cactus 1
(Milk Motion)  road to nowhere – office
(Milk Motion)  vacancy sign
7 – Adult Movies – XXX (*new* @ TMD)
(Milk Motion) road to nowhere – Milk Motel
NOMAD // Vintage Roadtrip Car // Blue (*new* @ C88)
7 – Above Ground Pool  (*new* @ Summerfest)
7 – Do Not Breathe Sign (*new* @ Summerfest)
7 – Chlorine Sign (*new* @ Summerfest)
7 – No Diving SIgn (*new* @ Summerfest)

Posted in Collabor88, Cynful, Fashion, Gingerfish Poses, Mina Hair, Red Fish, Second Life, ULTRA

Almost Ready

On the rare occasion that I wear full face make up in RL, lipstick is always the last thing I apply and its something I apply throughout the day if I’ve got the mind to do so. When I saw these poses from GingerFish, I had already aquired the Hair Salon backdrop from Astralia and knew immediately that this was going to work out wonderfully with my new hair from Mina and the Oh! Dress from Cynful. This is one of those pictures that I just had to get right and I hope that you like it as much as I enjoyed putting it all together.
Sometimes blogging is just that simple for me. Its things falling into place with the only effort on my part is taking the picture, editing, writing these words, and listing the credits.
I doubt there’s anyone out there that hasn’t heard the words, “Almost ready!” as they wait for someone to join them on an outing, whether its a night out, going shopping, a trip, or just going somewhere to hang out.

almost ready

wearing:
hair:  MINA – Shelley (*new* @ ULTRA )
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skinGlam Affair – Felicity – Catwa Mesh Head Applier – Jamaica (*new* @ C88)
tattooRedFish – Anymore Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

[Cynful] The Oh! Dress

pose: GingerFish Poses – Lipstick Love 1*lipstick & compact included* (*new* @ eBENTO)

Astralia – Vintage backgrounds (Hair Saloon) (*new* @ Rewind)

Posted in Bloom, Events, FaMESHed, Fancy Decor, Fashion, Home Decor, Landscaping, ON9, Phedora, Red Fish, Second Life, shoes, shopping, unKindness, {le fil casse}

A Series of Scenes

When I look back on various memories from my 10+yrs in Second Life, I so often see it like a scene from a movie….much like watching a screen, but in a dream. I can’t know if that made any sense, but I’m trying to explain the connection between the human and the avatar, the real world and the virtual…and how truly woven they are. How we take photographs and those memories are earmarked in our personal book of time. In a world filled with ever changing images, I think photographs should mean something. Make sure to earmark the best of times, and even the raw emotion behind the worst.

smell the roses2

I find myself doubly blessed by the fabric of my two worlds crossing, in even the remotest way. I want to remember this day. I won’t go into all the reasons why, but I will tell you that I had such a pleasant time putting this scene together. I had someone with me, to keep me company and to help keep me focused. We had wonderful conversations and I managed to get my picture. I knew exactly what I wanted, because the minute I saw the offerings of Fancy Decor and unKindness at the 5th Anniversary of FaMESHed, I knew I was about to create the perfect addition to my home. While I actually built the scene elsewhere, I know this is coming home with me. Adding little additions that I’ve collected along the way. Yes, I think this will be a day to remember.

smell the roses

I had to be dressed in red, because my heart was simply too full to wear any other color. You have to admit I’m glowing just a bit…only thing missing is the horns…*laughs*

Another great thing about this photo is that I get to show off just a sampling of what FaMESHed has to offer on their 5th Anniversary which I’ve had the distinct honor to be part of as one of the new liaisons.  I have a whole new respect for all event organizers and their teams. And now, having the inside track…I can tell you that something HUGE is coming…oh, I can’t tell you what it is…*laughs*…you’ll just have to wait and see.♥

wearing:
hair.Entwined. Ruby + (*new* @ FaMESHed)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattooRedFish – Bablito Tattoo (*new* @ Suicide DollZ)

FOXCITY. Flowers-1 Prop Bouquet (*new* @ ON9)
~~~~comes with the pose mentioned below♦
Astralia – Lunar ascendant Rings (*new* @ FaMESHed)

{le fil casse} Eileen Dress Maitreya Black Lace (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Phedora ~ Vivian Platforms ~ Maitreya (*new* @ FaMESHed)

pose: FOXCITY. Flowers-1 (*new* @ ON9)♦

scene:
Fancy Decor: Davis Fence Kit (*new* @ FaMESHed)
~~~this includes: corner post, mid post, end post, plain post, sconce, concrete block, thin block, planter, fence window, long panel, short panel, and the bench
uK – Spring Lights Pergola (*new* @ FaMESHed)
Thistle Book Stack with Photos – 2017 FaMESHed Gift (cm)
Trompe Loeil – Caparra Wall Ivy
Kalopsia – Lily’s Hanging flowers
22769 – Banana Tree – COMMON
SAYO – Peplum Pillow Lounger  (*new* @ FaMESHed)
MudHoney Azalea Plant 1
MudHoney Azalea Plant 2

Posted in Events, Kustom9, Red Fish, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Train Wreck

Thank God its Friday! Oh wait…Friday happens to be the most hectic day of the week for me. Not that I’m complaining, because well…I do love everything that keeps me so busy…well..in SL I do. *grumbles about running errands in the real world* This morning, I feel like I’ve been hit by a train. Despite this big cup of delicious coffee, I really want to crawl back into bed and sleep for another five years…erhm, hours, yeah, that’s what I meant. Is it a hangover? Nah, but I won’t be eating any of my cookie until much much later today…maybe I’ll have some right before I start hosting at Blithe today. Kess will surely love having stoner Sady as her host, right? *giggles* Well, there ya have it…wanna see me stoned and live in SL…bring your tail on down to Blithe today from 1-3pm slt!

TrainWreck

wearing:
hair:  .Shi x Messiah : Hair (*new* @ Epiphany)
head: CATWA HEAD Kathy
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
tattoo: RedFish – Deer tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

Astralia – Beast claws (Female) (*new* @Kustom9)
.Shi x Messiah : Breathing Mask / Unisex (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Collar – Silver (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Bra – Obsidian (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Top – Silver (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Gloves – Black (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Shorts – Silver Rare (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Luceat Arachne Sock – Silver Rare (Maitreya) (*new* @ Epiphany)
[CX] Piton Pumps – Black (Maitreya + Sliver)

pose by Bauhaus Movement

scene:
MINIMAL – Illusion II – *2* (*new* @ Epiphany)
Kalopsia – Train/Tank Miniature (Clean Grey)

Posted in Bueno, Events, Exploration, Fashion, Second Life, shopping, TaKe Heart, Uber SL

Its Pretty Simple

“A broken heart is a broken heart. To take measure is a cruelty.” Cyrus Beene Scandal
(Yes, I’ve been binging on Scandal via Netflix, but when I heard Cyrus say that to Mellie I was moved to tears.)

We all handle our pain and heartaches differently, but at the end of the day it is beyond cruel to compare one’s situation to another. I thought about how differently people react to the loss of love, the loss of friendships…not just the loss of loved ones, but break ups…lost jobs…betrayal. All of these things can completely change a life…even one’s personality.  Why would anyone compare one tragedy to another? Why would someone possibly insist that their plight is worse than another? It saddens me to think that anyone would suggest that their heart break is more painful orheavier than another’s. Why on earth would it even matter? Why suggest to someone that what they are going through can’t possibly be as bad as what you’re going through? I can’t believe that it makes either person feel any better. This can’t be stressed enough, but I think its important to remind each other that we’re all human. We all need encouragement and love. Don’t kick someone while they’re down by suggesting their pain is anything less than what they feel. Please treat each other with kindness, with dignity, and respect. Its pretty simple…treat each other how you want to be treated. ♥

bueno romper

wearing:
hair: little bones. Twyla – The Blend  (*new* @ Uber)
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
dimples: Izzie’s – Catwa Dimples Hud
lipstick: [PF] CATWA LIPSTICK Applier – Glossy Pout
bodyMaitreya Mesh Body – Lara
hands: -VA-VISTA BENTO
tattooRedFish – Arabesque tattoo (*new* @ Suicide Dollz)

BUENO-Romper-Mat-White Blue (*new* @ Uber)
#EMPIRE – Lunaria – Maitreya – Wedge (March Luxe Box)

pose: Del May
location: TaKe Heart