No Sugar Tonight

No Sugar Tonight

In the silence of her mind
Quiet movements where I can find
Grabbing for me with her eyes
Now I’m falling from her skies

No sugar tonight in my coffee
No sugar tonight in my tea
No sugar to stand beside me
No sugar to run with me

No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature ~The Guess Who~

This is way to handy! I’m sitting at home, both in Second Life and in my real one, and this song comes on the radio! Not surprisingly, the mention of no sugar , could only mean one thing to me! Whether it’s coffee or tea, the question always is, what do you like added to it! I’ll say up front that I drink my coffee with a generous amount of cream, no sugar, and my tea black! It’s a personal thing, and everyone has their own way of drinking it! Since it’s February and I’m in Canada, coffee is on everyone’s mind right now! My favourite coffee is Tim Horton’s, of course, and Rrrroll up the Rim is on now, so with every coffee or tea I get, I have a chance to win something! So far I’ve won a free doughnut and a free coffee, which isn’t much considering how many coffee I’ve had in the past couple weeks! When I order at a Tim Horton’s I just ask for a ‘large coffee with double cream’, but some people want a ‘double-double’, which is two cream and two sugar for those not in the know! I’ve heard people order a ‘triple-triple’, which would be too sweet for me, and once I saw a guy order an extra large ‘quad-quad’! My theory is, if you wanted a cup of cream and sugar, why did you order coffee, but who am I to judge! 😛

It’s a cloudy and gloomy day here, but it could always be worse. In Second Life I’ve spent a bit of time out on the deck where the sun shines bright and I have the best view! I’ll start off with the Fallon Sandals from Slipper Originals, which are available at the February round of Lost & Found! They’re compatible with the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza flat feet and the fatpack has 16 colours and 5 metals, so the options are numerous! I’m eager to wear sandals again, with the majority of winter behind us, can spring be far behind?

The ‘Shy Breeze-ensemble blue’ is a new release from Dead Dollz and it’s at Shiny Shabby, right now!

The MAYU hair is from Argrace! This is from the dark browns pack and it also includes a mirror, so you can change the wind direction with just a couple clicks! 🙂

I’ve added the Arcane Liner from Veechi to the skin, it’s available at the current round of N21. I know it’s not a close up, but I’ll give you a better look at it in the near future!

As always, I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo, with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins! My curves are from the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the flat feet are from SLink, and my hands are the Bento hands from Vista Animations!

I’m using a pose from -slouch-poses, but they’re no longer available, unfortunately.

Surrender to the Music

Surrender to the Music

“There is no point to samba, if it doesn’t make you smile!”

~Alma Guillermoprieto~

I don’t live in an area that celebrates Carnival, but that doesn’t mean I can’t live it in Second Life! The closest I’ve come to Carnival, or Mardi Gras, is being in the New Orleans area during Mardi Gras, one year! It goes back to my trucking days, so as usual, I didn’t participate in any of the festivities, but I did experience the excitement that comes with it! The area I was in was abuzz with energy and excitement, but since I was working, I didn’t personally experience it! I mean who would choose night long parties and revelry, when the other option is delivering chemicals to a chemical plant? 😛 One sad side note to this story is when I was at this chemical plant, I couldn’t believe the safety measures I was forced to go through when I arrived, or lack of safety measures, I should say! I was handed a little lunch bag with a little mask in it and was told to keep it with me at all times! I saw workers pedaling around on bicycles that had the little bags hanging on them, for safety! So, when I heard about a huge explosion at a chemical plant, a bunch of years back, in Breaux Bridge, Loiusiana, my heart fell, knowing that there was probably loss of life, and those little bags with a little mask in it did absolutely no good in protecting anyone! Ok, that was a bit of a downer, but as Kevin Bacon says in Footloose……Let’s Dance!!

I am in complete awe of this outfit! It’s called the ‘Mistress of Rio’ and it’s a complete outfit for a Samba Dancer! It’s amazingly big, looks amazingly great, and if you don’t feel ultra feminine in it, there’s something wrong!! It’s from Boudoir and it’s ‘THE’ place to go, to find any costume you may want! The quality is incomparable and the outfit includes, shoes for SLink high feet, a mesh thong, mesh adornments for the back, the front of the thong, and the bra(SLink and Maitreya compatible plus a system layer), plus the highly detailed and quite magnificent headpiece!

My look all starts with the Alex mesh head from Logo with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins. I’ve added eye shadow from the Arcane Liner set from Veechi, which is available now at N21 and a little bit of lip gloss from the Fresh Lip Tints from [Pink Fuel]!. As always I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the Bento Hands from Vista Animations.

The inspiration for this post was from Mr. Green Adder, from IMMERSIV, who created a few (and incredible) poses for me to show off this breath taking Samba Dancer outfit!!

I found this area all decorated for Mardi Gras at Bourbon Street West in Zurich City!

A Few of My Favourite Things!

A Few of My Favourite Things!

Since I seem to be lacking a brain pattern that can put multiple thoughts together, I thought a nice random list of things might pad the word count of this blog post! 😛 Here are a few of my favourite things, in no specific order!!

coffee, dogs, a rainy day, the first crocus of spring, my truck, gardening, a cozy house on a cold night, cows, making jam & jelly, Stephen King books, the smell of pine trees in the morning, new pens, pencils, and paper, playing cribbage, songs that move me, a freshly made bed, sewing, coffee, old movies, going on drives with no destination, the smell of rain on soil, sitting under a shade tree, Eddie Vedder’s music & lyrics, going bra-less, good times in Second Life, dust hanging in the air during fall harvest, coffee, good friends, great quotes, colouring, popcorn, my favourite coffee mug, baking(pies especially), cats, wading in spring puddles, watching eggs hatch, coffee!

And now, on with the information you’ve actually wanted to read!! I’ll start with a new release from {MYNX}! There’s ten Graphics Tees to choose from, this is the Polka, which I just adore, the colour combination is one of my favourites! The Tees are compatible with the major mesh bodies and have gorgeous curves!! You can find them at the {MYNX} main store or on Market Place!

The February round of Enchantment runs until the end of the month, and Le Poppycock has an incredible gacha set, as always! It’s called ‘Dream a Little’ and it contains super cute pose props with such unique poses! There’s two styles of balustrades in each pose prop and here I’m using the ‘Perhaps Someday’ pose. One of the great things about pose props from Le Poppycock is that the props are worn, so no need to rezz! The theme for this round of Enchantment is ‘Cinderella’ and Le Poppycock also has a hunt gift available.

The Sandy Saddle Shoes are one of my favourites from Slipper Originals. These flats are so cute and are perfect for the upcoming spring weather! They’re compatible with SLink, Maitreya, and TMP flat feet and the fatpack contains 16 colours and 5 metals to mix and match! You can find them on Market Place here!

The Aletta Photo Necklace is a new release from RealEvil Industries and is available at the current round of Cosmopolitan! It’s super simple to add a photo of your favourite someone and it’s also easily resizable. It’s HUD driven with lots of metal colours and also has options for glass tint! It’s not a close up, so you’re left wondering who’s photo I have in it!! 🙂

The Cuffed Corduroy pants in cocoa are from paper arrow co. They fit perfectly and go with anything!

The HARUKA hair in classy brown is from Argrace! I love when the breeze lifts my hair and cools my skin!

I’m wearing one of the nine options from the Harvest Shadows pack from Veechi! This is one of my favourite sets, with all the lovely earthy colours!

As always, I have the Alex mesh head from Logo on with the Alexa skin in honey tone from Sinful Curves Skins! I also have on the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Bento mesh hands from Vista Animations, and the flat feet from SLink.

Keep Looking Up

Keep Looking Up

I have to remind myself to do this some days! I know, you’d think it would be common sense, but there’s some days that I’m so into my own head that it doesn’t even occur to me that there’s a world outside of it! It happens mostly when I’m in a bit of a funk, I get pondering my life, and forget to look around to see the world around me! Only when I remember to lift my head and open my eyes to everything, the dark cloud above my head fades and I begin to see the beautiful world I live in. Everyone says that there’s no scenery where I live, well, it’s like not seeing the forest for the trees. There’s a huge amount of scenery here, if you choose to see it! I love the far and flat horizons, the big beautiful sky, and a road that’s only a ribbon that goes far into the distance. I live in an area where there are some trees, the most beautiful little areas of virgin prairie are right here at my home, and the wildlife is amazing! So, if you’re in a funk and need something to brighten your day, do like Snoopy does, keep looking up!!

Don’t look at me in this picture, okay? It’s not about me, it’s about the beautiful work from Keira Raindale of Raindale! The Sugarvale gacha set is an adorable set of garden furniture that makes me want to sit out and have a cup of tea and slice of cake. The set includes the table, chairs(5 animations & 5 animations with props), cups(group of 3), carpet(HUD driven with 5 colours), wall art(set of two, one with the flowers and the other you can texture yourself), cake roll, vase of daisies, and the single daisy. Not seen here, is an ottoman(with 5 animations), a set of two lanterns(one emits particles), beaded curtains, and the Pavilion, RARE! You can see the full set out on display at the Fairy Tale sim. The Sugarvale gacha set is available until the end of the month at The Crossroads!

A quick run dow of what I’m wearing while I relax on my deck, reading the newspaper.

Shorts: fashionably dead, Everyday Shorts-black, Lara, available at Collabor88
Top: Addams-Sophia Tank Top, Maitreya, fatpack
Hair: Tableau Vivant, Luminay w/colour change band, browns pack
Mesh Head: Alex, Logo
Skin: Alexa, honey tone, Sinful Curves Skins
Hands: Bento Hands, Vista Animations
Feet: SLink

Reflections

Reflections

The beauty you see in me, is a reflection of you.

~Rumi~

Oh, this world is a complex one! I’ve been looking at these pictures and the thing I notice most is the reflections of the clouds in the water, how beautiful reflections can be! Now, apply reflections in a wholly different way and think to yourself, what we see in others is merely a reflection of ourselves. If I want honesty in others, how can I see honesty if I’m not honest myself? If I want love, I have to give love to receive it. In order to gain respect, I have to show respect, to others and to myself. So each time I choose to see bad in others, am I not seeing the bad in myself? I know there are times that others are going to be the exception to this, there are many in the world with problems that have nothing to do with who I am, but if I apply this reasoning throughout my relationships, is there not more chance to be happy, within myself and with others?

I love the soft colours of the Celia Shirt from Stories&Co. by Flowey! I love it’s simple styling, with the opening at the back, and with it having a busty or a flat option, you can change your look completely. I’m wearing the flat version here, which I must admit is kind of freeing! 🙂 The top comes in ten colours, all very pretty, and is fitted for the Maitreya and SLink mesh bodies. It’s available now at the February round of Collabor88.

I’m using two poses from the Hollow Heart pose sets from Le Poppycock! These sets are available now at The Chapter Four and contain really nice and easy to use poses.

I made a visit to the February round of Hair-O-Logy and scored some really nice styles! This is Tove by [KoKoLoReS]! I’m very rarely a blonde, but I love this colours, I think of it as a strawberry blonde! I’m testing the theory, do blondes really have more fun!!

When I was young, which seems like a bazillion years ago, summer footwear included ‘thongs’! But, times have changed and thongs are now known as flip flops, and a thong is not worn on your feet! I’m wearing the Flup Flops from Livalle, here! These are the mint colour, but they do come in ten colours and are compatible with the SLink(men’s & women’s) feet, plus the Maitreya and Belleza mesh feet.

I just adore the Melanie Jeans from Blueberry!! These are the ‘Sky’ colour and the Cutie Bootie fit! They’re compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies and the pack contains two different fits.

The Star Collar is from Kibitz.

The nail appliers are from the Rose Garden set, which is a new release out at the Hello Dave main store! I’ll be giving you a closer look in the near furutre!

My whole look starts with 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 mesh feet from SLink, and the Bento Hands from Vista Animations.

I’m standing on The Jetty, from IMMERSIV, which has 32 poses for male and female singles and couples(friendship or cuddles), or as a photo prop.