Posted in Bondi, Catwa, Cosmopolitan, Events, Fashion, GingerFish, Gingerfish Poses, Lamb, Lybra, Maitreya, Second Life, shoes, shopping, Uber SL, [BREATHE]

White

Not too long ago, someone asked me why I wear so much white and who was I trying to fool? I was confused by the question, but they went on to explain that I was trying to act innocent. Uhm, no, not even close. The thing is, I can’t wear white in real life. I mean, I can, but it won’t be white long. One drink, one meal and its over. One jump up from the dog, one scratch from the cat…its over. Naturally, I have very few white items in my real life wardrobe. I even had an avatar forever ago in Second Life (Ayn Rang) that only wore white. *hangs her head* She was a neko….yes, a full fledged flexi neko…*waits for you to stop laughing*…white hair…ears & tail…and clothes. It was so hard to find all white clothes and whites that matched back then, but now? Thanks to amazing designers and huds…I can wear white anytime I want. Or any other bright or light colors!

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wearing:
hair:  Lamb. Boyish
head: CATWA HEAD Denice
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: #20 [PUMEC] – MIA – JUNE (*new* @ Epiphany)

BONDI . The Bohemian Headphones (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
POISON ROUGE – Hatsu Bag Blue (*new* @ Swank)
LYBRA . Crista (*new* @ Uber)
LYBRA . Crista Gloves  (*new* @ Uber)
[BREATHE]-Moxie Heels

pose: GingerFish Poses – Bad at Love set

Posted in Events, Fashion, Home Decor, Second Life, shopping

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

Most of my friends will be quick to tell you that I have a very twisted sense of humor and a fit of giggles is often followed by extreme coughing as I often laugh so hard that I forget to breathe…and yes, on a few occasions I’ve passed out from laughing too hard.

muertos3I recently got quite tickled over phrases that can and often do sound dirtier in my head than they’re originally intended. One example is, “Things go bump in the night.” Even now I have the stupid little grin on my face, because all I can think is, “They do if you’re lucky!” As I was taking these pictures with the adorable little “dia de los muertos” pillow in the background I kept thinking about silly crass remarks like, “Killed it!” Which led to a series of much more disturbing thoughts that I won’t even begin to share.
*sneezes in Nish’ direction*            Oh! Excuse me!

This is one of the things I actually like about myself and I don’t think we acknowledge our good traits enough. Sure, we’ll put ourselves down and some of us can even accept a compliment, others not even that. How are we supposed to convince other people that we admire their qualities if we can’t even acknowledge our own? I don’t mean go bragging about something you can do. I mean personality traits. I have a wicked sense of humor and I enjoy it. While I know its not for everyone and is often ill-timed, I happen to think I’m pretty darn funny….most of the time. I’m no comedian, but I sure amuse myself and that counts for something, right? I realize there’s a fine line here. Some will go about telling the world how nice they are and how generous they are, but honestly…that’s not at all what I mean.  I’m thinking more along the lines of traits you essentially live with. How you are when you’re all alone with yourself. Are you kind to yourself? Do you make yourself laugh? Can you love yourself? (with the Hitachi, Nikole!) Have you pampered yourself lately? Why wait for the kindness, humor, love, and attention from someone else? Show yourself a good time!

muertosAnd I can’t even get through all that positive affirmation stuff without the dirty thoughts and yes, I’m quite sure it has nothing to do with my booty being on display. Okay, fair enough, the pictures probably don’t help, but hey, you’re still reading!
Yeah, so love yourself however you see fit, but do love yourself, even the dark and twisted parts of yourself. Cuz I’ve got to somehow tie this all back to the title I gave this post and really don’t want to change…so appreciate your weirdness and don’t be afraid of the dark.

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I should really try to get more sleep before writing this stuff, huh? Get the lights will ya? Thanks….zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…oh…*snorts*…deets….below…zzzzzzz.

wearing:
TRUTH HAIR Debra –  variety
CATWA HEAD Gwen
IKON Hope Eyes – Ice
MG – Necklace – Raisa
Slink Physique Mesh Body Hourglass
[HoR] Rule Bodysuit (*new* @ Swank)
Blueberry – Blaire Skirt  (*new* @ Collabor88)
REIGN.– CLASSIC JANE HEELS AND STOCKINGS (*new* @ Collabor88)

scene:
:CP: Waltzer Chair Muertos (*new* @ TMD)
Maxi Gossamer – H&G – Curtains (*new* @ FaMESHed)
poses by Bauhaus Movement

Posted in Fashion, Second Life, Self Reflection, shopping

Head in the Clouds

Head in the clouds
Got no weight on my shoulders
I should be wiser
And realize that I’ve got
One less problem without ya!
Ariana Grande Problems

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How often do we resolve to let go of someone or something, only to keep grabbing it at, to keep talking about it…even a year, sometimes even years, after the fact? We know life is better, yet we keep diving into that memory bank forcing ourselves to relive or romanticize the past.  I’m not pointing fingers at anyone, trust me that I don’t know a single person that doesn’t do this to some degree. We all have at least one ex that did a real number on us and permanently altered our outlook on life. I’m not talking about that feeling of falling backwards through some musical portal because of an unexpected song. I’m talking about still making decisions hoping that someone is still watching. With all the social media at our fingertips its easier than ever to keep tabs on ex friends and lovers. Easier for us to be stalked, too.

William Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.”

I can only imagine what he would think of said stage with all of the ways we put on a show these days. One look at YouTube will prove that anyone can be on film these days. So, back to what I was saying…why? Why do we insist on parading our lives about like peacocks displaying our plumage? I can tell you that peacocks are showing off in the hopes of getting laid…so what’s our excuse? Most of us would immediately jump to the defense and deny that we’re trying to seduce an ex. So why are we seeking their attention? What are we hoping to gain? Oh look what you lost. If our value was recognized, it wasn’t for the photos or actions done after the break. Not to mention that what we’re doing is pretty damn obvious to everyone around us. I can only come up with one answer: We didn’t honestly let go…we’re simply swinging in and out of the past. When we’re truly ready to let go we’ll soar high and leap from that swing and move on to another area of our proverbial playground without looking back. Gawd, my brain hurts sometimes…*facepalms*
In the meantime, may we all get the attention we seek and get even closer to leaping off the swings, running across the playground and sliding into our future. Nothing wrong with having our head in the clouds, so long as we keep our feet on the ground. I’ll see you at the playground! *winks*

wearing:
hair: pr!tty – Kyla (*new* @ The Forest)
CATWA HEAD Dyana
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
^^Swallow^^ Ear Cuff Cross
*MUKA* Collar Love
*MUKA* Cuff Love
[HoR] Tease Bodysuit for Her  (*new* @ SWANK)
{le fil casse} spring leg cage
[BREATHE]-Tango Heels (*new* @ The Forest)

scene:
pose in featured image: shi.s.poses dreamy clouds #4 complete w/background & attachments (*new* @ You.Gatcha Event )
{anc} cirque de reverie .15/ blanc / balloon stands

close up pose by Del May

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

Laugh

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. William Arthur Ward
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When life, particularly Second Life, gets so serious that you dread the company of certain people or the chore of certain activities, its time to take a step back and find your balance. We all came to the grid for  personal reasons, each of us found our own path here, and a lot of have stayed. Its important that we remember what led us here and why we stay. I, for one, do not stay for the hatred and the drama…the rumors and gossip…the jealousy and mind games…the insecurities and cattiness. No, I stay because this is where I laugh the hardest. For only in Second Life does one embrace the good ole days of hairy ass teleportation. Only in Second Life does one remember fondly the fantastic days that flexi emerged and we were running..spinning…and jumping just to watch our hair and skirts slice through our avatars with the wind.
It is in the land of the Lindens that so many of us first learned about blue waffles, that glass jar, one cup, and other  twisted pictures/videos that forever changed our view of the world(Google at your own risk, people). Some of us have found true love, true friends, true passions, and some even discovered a new career path. We found each other. We wandered into a virtual world and stumbled upon a gold mine of beautiful minds filled with ideas and we fuel each other and we love each other and then…
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Well, sadly you can’t be on the internet or elsewhere in the world without discovering trolls, drama, and other various forms of toxicity. While we can’t avoid it entirely we can take the power away from all the toxic people, places, and things in our world simply by walking away. It doesn’t matter who is to blame. It doesn’t matter if its them, us, or our reaction to them…sometimes we simply don’t mesh well with certain individuals. When that happens, the best way to remain positive…to keep laughing…is to walk away. Whether its temporary or permanently.
I recently listened to a diatribe from someone as they insisted that walking away was a terrible solution and how that’s not how we do things in the real world, but I beg to differ. That is precisely what I do in the real world. I have done it over and over again. I’m not giving up on people, I’m giving up on situations. There is absolutely no reason for me to subject myself to uncomfortable situations simply because I’ve known someone for X many years. I’m not suggesting we walk away at the first sign of trouble, but when it becomes evident that our inner peace simply isn’t possible in certain situations…well…figure it out.
The power is ours and if we’re going to keep laughing we gotta keep smiling. The power is ours. Ours. So, grab life by the proverbial balls and have some fun! The world is dark enough, does it really need us voluntarily adding to it? Nah.
Live and laugh…they go hand in hand for a reason. Here’s wishing you a life full of laughter and love, because a life without love and laughter is hardly a life at all. ❤

Well, I just got all carried away on that slippery little soap box, didn’t I? So, below you’ll find what you really came for…details on all the goodies pictured above. A fantastic new dress from LRD over at Swank, the awesome kickass boots from Represent over at TMD, and that adorable lab puppy that you can grab from The Arcade. If all of that isn’t enough to make you smile, maybe knowing that we’re closer to the Pandora Box of Dreams sim being open to the public (Sept 16th). For now, I offer you another glimpse at the beautiful sim that Mizaki and Lokhe have put together. Oh relax, I’ll post more pictures before the 16th…oh you want to go check it for yourself? *grins* Well, you can…soon…ish. *grins* In the meantime, go shopping so you’ll have plenty of awesomeness to wear when you go exploring!

wearing:
/Wasabi Pills/ Thyra Mesh Hair
:Diamante: Disengaged Plugs Piercing
.:E.A.Studio:. Box Piercing Bare Code
.5 [ kunst ] – Spike Labret
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
WAYNE / MIRA Necklace (BLACK)
Prodigy Ink–7P-Paradise Tattoo
LRD Slouchy Dress Hudded (*new* @ SWANK)
**RE**Raven Watch & Bracelet Black Edition
[CX] Ripped Stockings
REPRESENT – Tactical Field Boots (*new* @TMD)

JIAN Lively Labs :: Black Companion Pup (*new* @ The Arcade)

poses by Del May
location: Pandora Box of Dreams