Every Picture Tells a Story, Don’t it!

Every Picture Tells a Story, Don't it!

That’s one of the things I love about photography, every picture tells a story! I’ve always been interested in photography, and have had many cameras over the years. I started with one of those old ones that needed a flash cube and took a 110 film. I have no idea what the 110 stood for, I only knew that there was a 126 film, too! I then went to a 35 mm that was bare bones. I had to focus and get the lighting set right manually, it wasn’t easy, believe me! Then an auto focus 35 mm camera, and then a digital point and shoot camera. I did, eventually splurge on a Nikon D50 when they first came out, but I found a point and shoot was a lot more versatile. Since I’ve been in SL, I have to admit that I take very few pictures in real life. I use my smart phone if I need to share a picture of something with someone, but to take a picture, just for the sake of taking a picture, I just haven’t done it in a long time! I will admit, too, that there are very few pictures of me, anywhere! I always manage to evade the photographer, at least most of the time! I do have pictures of me throughout life, marking the milestones. The first day of school, the birthdays year after year, my first car, me and my horse, me and my cow, me and my….oh you get the idea! But, as time has passed, I’ve rarely had anything new or unique in my life to warrant a picture to commemorate the occasion! My birthdays still come and go, but I don’t really want to be reminded how many of them I’ve had. So, as time goes on, I take pictures of Liz constantly, pretty much every day, but she’s always ready for the camera! I spend countless hours choosing hair, make up, clothing, accessories, and shoes, all in preparation for being in front of the camera! In the words of Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my closeup.”

I do want to make the statement that I am featuring the lovely decor in this photograph! Don’t look at me, or my butt, which I’m trying to cover, but failing miserably at! I was told I wouldn’t be in the shot, but here I am, caught in this awkward position! How embarrassing!

I’m completely surrounded by home decor items from Raindale, and they’re all beautiful! I love decorating in Second Life, and there’s a bazillion items out there to make your SL home just like real life! But, one of my go-to designers is Keira Raindale of Raindale! The wide variety of items, all unique and low prim, makes it a no-brainer when choosing what to place in your home and garden. The newest release is the Marwood Shed and the Woodhurst Dining Set. Both are at Spoonful of Sugar, an event which raises money for MSF/Doctors Without Borders, runs until April 1st, and there’s lots to see and do there! The shed is in the silent auction, and won’t be sold after the event, so it’s a one of a kind! The winning bidder will get two versions of the shed, one with lights and one without, and so pretty to host a social gathering out in the garden! The dining set is exclusive to the event, and with the generosity of Keira, 100% of the sales from both items goes towards MSF/Doctors Without Borders. Also at Spoonful of Sugar, with 50% of sales going to the charity, is the Basket of Apples. It’s can be used as decor or a pose prop with five poses, and the basket also dispenses a single apple to eat, on touch. I’m also using the carpet(HUD driven w/5 colours) and lantern(with particles) from the Sugarvale Gacha set, which is at the main store. The antique frame, stack of books, and candle holder are all from the Mauner Set, which is also available at the main store!

And now, as for me, I’m wearing the Layla Dress from AGATA mode! It’s available at the current round of Kustom 9, and I had the bright idea of going on the first day of the event! Yea, it was busy, and laggy, but I saw a few things that I just HAD to have, this dress was one of them! It comes in three solid colours and three prints, and the panties can be worn or not, your choice! I’m very glad I wore the panties today!! 😀

The Anime 05 hair is from Dura Hair.

The Peace & Love necklace is from Bamse.

As always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo wearing the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins. Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the Vista Bento Hands from Vista Animations.

And the pose! Green Adder of IMMERSIV likes to see me in awkward positions, like getting caught in front of a camera while showing my undies!! Thank you, Green!♥

Hotel? Trivago!

Hotel? Trivago!

I’ve been thinking, of all the people I see on TV, why is it I like the Trivago guy the best? There certainly are better looking men on TV, but there’s just something about him! Yes, he hasn’t shaved in a couple of days, he’s wearing his cleanest dirty clothes, and he does look kind of tired, but that doesn’t detract from him! I actually think it all adds to his appeal! He’s the guy you could sit around on a Sunday morning, in sweats and a wrinkled T-shirt, and feel perfectly comfortable. If you happen to have a bad hair day, he doesn’t care, he probably prefers you with bad hair! And does he expect you to shave your legs every single day? Nope, he doesn’t mind that bristly feel! The perfectly coiffed and stylish man is highly overrated, I like someone who’s just happy being alive and can appreciate the little things in life, like a woman with bad hair, wrinkled clothes, and a few laugh lines on her face! I mean, nothing proves a persons happiness like laugh lines! 😀

Every now and then I like to wear something completely out of my comfort zone! This outfit does the trick! The little tiny suit that cover what needs covering, and the completely transparent dress over it, makes me feel a little bit exposed, which is odd, because I’ve been nearly nude for photographs and not felt this naked! The ‘Shun’ outfit, made up of boots, suit, and dress from R2 fashion, is available now at Collabor88, it’s available as separates, it fits the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and comes in five colours.

The Arwen hair from Mina Hair is one of my new favourites! This is from the essentials pack and it’s available at the ULTRA Event, which runs until April 15.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Provocatrice B’ pack of poses from Le Poppycock! The pose set comes with the gun needed for the pose, but I’ve opted for the Piyo Piyo Gun from *BOOM* Clothing which is from a previous round of The Arcade!

My whole look starts with the Alex mesh head from Logo wearing the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins. Plus, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, including the feet, and the Vista Bento Hands from Vista Animations.

I dropped in at INSILICO for these pictures!

Universal Language

Universal Language

“ᎭᏢ ᏙᏯ ᎤᎾᏨᏍᏗ ᏱᎩ”
“Missä on vessa?”
“厕所在哪里?”
“Hvor er toilettet?”
“शौचालय कता छ?”
“ห้องน้ำอยู่ไหน”
“Wo ist die toilette?”

It doesn’t matter what language you speak, this pose is the universal language asking, “Where’s the bathroom?”! As for a reply? Just point a finger in the right direction!

When I was given this pose by Green Adder from IMMERSIV, he didn’t think I would do a post with it! Oh, but I enjoy a challenge! I told him that if there’s anyone who can’t relate to this scenario, they have to be an alien! 😀 I wanted some people around that I could ask for directions, but Cedar Creek Township was quiet and no one was around to help me! Luckily, there’s a diner on the corner that I may be able to find a public washroom at!

I consider myself an upper class shopper here, with my top of the line outfit all fitting and looking perfect! The Brooke Suede Jacket is from RealEvil Industries. In all honesty, I could go to the main store and buy every fat pack in there, and look incredible in every one! Oh…..I think I’ve already done that! 🙂 The jacket has the tank under it, HUD driven with lots of colour options for the tank and metals.

The Leather Skinny Pants,black fit like a glove!! They’re from Maitreya.

The lovely Tabatha Heels are from Ingenue!

The Boys & Girls 76, darks hair is from Dura Hair.

The Octavia Necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery.

As always, my whole look starts with the Alex mesh head from Logo wearing the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Vista Bento Hands from Vista Animations, and the high feet from SLink.

The cow print handbag is from Shine Creations, but I couldn’t find it anywhere in market place on inworld, so it may not be available at this time. The shopping bags are from Anachron and Sn@tch. Just purchase an item from either them and you too can have a shopping bag like these! 😛

I found a fairly extensive listing of how to say ‘Where is the bathroom(toilet)?” in different languages here.

The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

I hate to admit it, but I’ve been thinking about a topic for today’s blog post, and I’ve come up with absolutely zilch! Nothing has coming to me, so I’ve resigned myself to not talking about anything and just naming it after something I watched on TV last night! I can’t believe it’s come down to this! 😦

When I first put this outfit on, I didn’t think I could really make it look natural to me! I’m not normally one to wear horns or that kind of thing, but after I got it together, I like it! I started with the Lilith Set in coal, from [QE] Designs! It’s available until April 1st at the current round of The Darkness Chamber Fair Welcome to Hell, along with the same set in ‘blood’! It includes the top, horns, boots, and Omega applier for the fishnet stockings and thong! I don’t think I’m a very good demon, a little too nice maybe, but I try!

The March round of the Darkness Monthly Event is open, and Sinful Curves Skins has the incredibly dark and mysterious Dark Soul Eyeshadow, available! The set includes four dark shades and is Omega, Catwa, and classic avatar compatible! I’m also wearing my go-to skin, which is the Alexa skin in honey tone, also from ScS.

I love the Neria hair(blondes pack), from Truth Hair. The Neria hair has a set of horns included, that’s how I knew that this look would work so well!

I’m sitting on a balustrade from the ‘Dream a Little’ gacha set from Le Poppycock! I’m using a pose from the Hollow Heart set of poses in the close up photo of me, which is also from Le Poppycock.

The Moonspell Collar is from [B]lack [P]earls, from a previous gaacha set.

I’m using a crow from the ‘Lady Crow’ pose prop set from Axix.

Distracted?

Distracted?

I’m an introvert, so it’s not surprising when I say that I truly enjoy an evening at home with a movie and a bowl of popcorn. Yesterday, I planned a movie night and looked forward to it most of the day. So I finished up my work for the day, had my shower, and got the popcorn stuff all out and ready to start my evening. Well, this is where it went a bit sideways! I gave up my air popper last year, in favour of one of the plug in types that has the element on the bottom, the little stirring thingy, and the lid that doubles as a bowl when it’s finished. I had it heating nicely, the butter was melting, and so, with a few minutes to spare decided to check my email on my phone. I’m leaning on the counter top and get completely engrossed in what I’m reading, and before I know it, something rolls past me and onto the floor with a thump! I look down, see the popcorn maker’s dome on the floor, and panic! I drop the phone, the dogs are rushing towards me knowing there’s edible things on the floor, and I stare at the lidless popcorn maker, still popping merrily, spewing hot popcorn everywhere! I unplug it and as the popping slows I look at the mess! The floor was covered, the counter top was covered, the dishwater in the sink had popcorn on top of the suds, and my popcorn bowl was empty! I stood for a second, looking at the mess, my big dog munching happily and the little dog staring at me, wondering why there wasn’t any butter on it! I got my popcorn bowl and gathered all that I could salvage into it, then got to work sweeping. I carried on with my plans, I’d chosen a Gregory Peck film called ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’, which is more relevant today than it was when it was made, and ate my half filled bowl of popcorn. I did learn something out of the fiasco! No matter what you’re doing……don’t do it while distracted! I could have put an eye out with all that flying popcorn!

I’m lovin’ the Luka hair from [KoKoLoReS]!! Luka is a new release exclusive to the March round of Hair O Logy, which runs until March 30. There’s three colour packs to choose from, each containing thirty colours! This is one of the options from HUD 1.

As you all probably know, the Skin Fair is on right now, and I can’t believe I haven’t been there yet! But, I do know that Veechi is there, with four new shapes for the Catwa and Lelutka bento mesh heads, plus, the Mag Shadow! Of which I’m wearing one of the nine colours in the pack. The Mag Shadow is compatible with the Logo, Catwa, and Lelutka mesh heads, plus the classic avatars.

The ‘In the Shadows’ tattoo may be an older release from Pimp My Sh!t, but it’s one of the great ones! It’s my go-to tattoo when I just want a little bit of coverage, and when it includes trees and birds, how can I resist?

The March edition of The Chapter Four is still going, and the Fo Shizzle pose packs from Le Poppycock are there! I’m using a couple of the poses from the ‘A’ pack. They have some attitude, which even I like to have, now and then!

This gorgeous face is courtesy of Sinful Curves Skins! The Alexa skin in honey tone, is my all time favourite skin!!

I braved the crowds of the first day of Kustom 9 to score the Jana Jeans from !APHORISM!. I don’t even question getting the fatpack any more when it comes to buying from !APHORISM!, it’s a no brainer, really!

I haven’t been to this round of The Arcade much, but I did manage to get the Writer’s Boots, rare, from the Old Boots gacha set from katatonik.

The Starry Choker, Leather is from Bokeh..

The Tank Top from Maitreya is so versatile! The tank comes with two options, one for with pants, and one for without!

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo, Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the Dynamic Hands from SLink.

I had a lot of fun down at Asphyxiation Point for these pictures! Lots of really nice people there, and some great locations for pictures!