Deer in the Headlights

Deer in the Headlights

Today, I’m going to tell a story that goes back to my truck driving days! I’ve been a little bit melancholy lately and have been thinking about my years on the road. It’s a story that starts in Houston, Texas when I was parked in a truck stop overnight and my truck got hit while I slept. Needless to say I woke up and the matter got dealt with. The truck went in to a shop for body work to get it driveable for my trip back to Canada. I make it back and the truck goes in to get work fixed. I’m out and on the road again in a couple days, this time heading to California! I leave head office, happy to be back on the road and after a few hours I come to the Canada/US border. While parked there doing my paperwork, my truck is backed in to! A guy hauling cattle backed up and pushed my grill in pretty good. So, instead of continuing on to California, I’m to wait at the border for a truck coming north and we would trade trailers and I’d come back to head office, again for body work! I’d slept most of the afternoon while waiting for the other driver and when we switched trailers it was late evening, but I was on my way back north. About an hour in to the drive back, it’s fully dark now, I round a curve in the mountains and right in front of me is three elk crossing the road!! I jam on the breaks, but with a full load of canned tomato sauce in the trailer, there’s no chance of stopping! The first one makes it across the road, but I end up hitting the other two! It takes out both of my headlights immediately and I’m plunged in to darkness, but I get the truck pulled over on the tiny shoulder of the road and stopped! With my hazard lights flashing, I get out of the truck, crying of course(typical me!), and I’m met by a fellow truck driver who had been following me. He helped me out, leading me to a place where I could drop the trailer and then park at the truck stop for the night! So, it all turned out okay, I got back to head office and the truck back in for repairs, but after having three accidents in a week, I decided I needed a break!

I was looking at this picture, thinking about a story to go with it and with the bright light shining in my eyes, the title popped into my head. Then I sat for five minutes, recounting that period of time. I felt terrible about hitting the elk, I cry easily and believe me, I shed many tears for them on my trip back.

So, on a happier note, lets look at my attire, today! I’ll begin with the Jin hair from [KoKoLoReS], it’s one of my favourites, so anytime I think I need a bit of an attitude this is my hair of choice! This is from HUD 1, which contains 30 textures.

I was one of the lucky ones on the first day of uber! Why, you ask? I made it in to the new round of uber and man, did I have fun! I shopped with all the rabid uber fans, and got some very nice things! I could not resist the Swear Dita Denim Jeans from Lapointe & Bastchild Designs! They beckoned me! They’re compatible with the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies, plus the classic avatars! Then I take a trip over to their main store and see one of the group gifts is a HUD with more colours for the laces on these jeans! I was amazed to see the group is free to join, so I joined up and grabbed those laces, along with the other group gifts! uber is super difficult to get in to, but there’s a nearby sim to cam shop from!

Also at this round of uber! The Delia Bra, black is from [Azuchi]! I’m so thrilled with a leather bra, that I didn’t bother putting a top over it! 😛

I also grabbed the Adored Trainers from [Vale Koer], while I was at uber! The leathery goodness was just to much to pass up! I decided on the fatpack, with 13 areas to customize with 35 colours, how could I not get it? Now, to master the HUD!

The Layla Collar is with the Layla Dress from AGATA mode, and available at Kustom 9! I have the dress on in the previous post, if you want to have a look!

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

I’m using a pose from -slouch-poses, which is no longer available! I still get a little choked up when I think about it!

And, I’m in one of the buildings at the Hazardous sim! I spend time there, peacefully reflecting on life and listening to their music stream! It’s very peaceful!

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

“Missä on vessa?”
“Hvor er toilettet?”
“शौचालय कता छ?”
“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.