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All Summer Long

All Summer Long

It was 1989
My thoughts were short my hair was long
Caught somewhere between a boy and man
She was seventeen
And she was far from in-between
It was summertime in Northern Michigan

Splashing through the sand bar
Talking by the campfire
It’s the simple things in life, like when and where
We didn’t have no Internet
But, man, I never will forget
The way the moonlight shined upon her hair

And we were trying different things
We were smoking funny things
Making love out by the lake to our favorite song
Sipping whiskey out the bottle
Not thinking ’bout tomorrow
Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long

Singing Sweet home Alabama all summer long

Catching Walleye from the dock
Watching the waves roll off the rocks
She’ll forever hold a spot inside my soul
We’d blister in the sun
We couldn’t wait for night to come
To hit that sand and play some rock and roll

While we were trying different things
And we were smoking funny things
Making love out by the lake to our favorite song
Sipping whiskey out the bottle
Not thinking ’bout tomorrow
Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long

Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long

Sweet Home Alabama
Turn it up

Now nothing seems as strange
As when the leaves began to change
Or how we thought those days would never end
Sometimes I hear that song
And I start to sing along
And think, man, I’d love to see that girl again

Man, I’d like to see that girl again

And we were trying different things
And we were smoking funny things
Making love out by the lake to our favorite song
Sipping whiskey out the bottle
Not thinking ’bout tomorrow
Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long

We were trying different things
And we were smoking funny things
Making love out by the lake to our favorite song
Sipping whiskey out the bottle
Not thinking ’bout tomorrow
Singing Sweet Home Alabama all summer long

All Summer Long‘ ~Kid Rock~

Does anyone have a summer like this to remember? I know I don’t……I remember the summer of ’89 and it was so far away from this it’s not even funny. I like to think that this kind of summer is just a myth that people talk about and wish they had, but it’s really just a fairytale. Maybe a person has to be carefree in the first place, regardless of age, in which case there was never a chance for me to experience this kind of freedom. If I happened to be in this situation one summer at a lake I’d be worried about getting too much sun, drinking and boating which is never a good idea, does my butt look big in this bathing suit?, since I’m not a very good swimmer I’d be worried about standing near the edge of the dock in case someone pushes me in, and if I did go into the water my naturally curly hair would dry into a tangled mess that resembles a Kurly Kate Stainless Steel Sponge(yes, that’s their official name)! 😀 Is it too late to have a day like this? Maybe I could find a bunch of people, head to the lake and recreate this video, smoking funny things and drinking whiskey from the bottle. I’m sure it’s worth a try, but I’m not sure anyone would want to watch……it’s not gonna to be pretty! 😛

I’m wearing the top from the newest group gift from Blueberry along with the ‘Liberty Denim Shorts’ from Tres Blah and the ‘G0718’ hair from tram.

I’m at Grauland for this shot!

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Get Lucky

Get Lucky

Like the legend of the Phoenix
All ends with beginnings
What keeps the planets spinning (uh)
The force from the beginning

(Look)

We’ve come too far to give up who we are
So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars

She’s up all night to the sun
I’m up all night to get some
She’s up all night for good fun
I’m up all night to get lucky

The present has no ribbon
Your gift keeps on giving,
What is this I’m feeling?
If you wanna leave I’m with it (ah)

We’ve come too far to give up who we are
So let’s raise the bar and our cups to the stars

She’s up all night to the sun
I’m up all night to get some
She’s up all night for good fun
I’m up all night to get lucky

(We’re up all night to get (together)
We’re up all night to get (let’s get funked again)
We’re up all night to get lucky
We’re up all night to get lucky)

We’ve (we’re up all night to get lucky)
Come too far (we’re up all night to get lucky)
To give up (we’re up all night to get lucky)
Who we are (we’re up all night to get lucky)
So let’s (we’re up all night to get lucky)
Raise the bar (we’re up all night to get lucky)
And our cups (we’re up all night to get lucky)
To the stars (we’re up all night to get lucky)

She’s up all night to the sun
I’m up all night to get some
She’s up all night for good fun
I’m up all night to get lucky

Get Lucky‘ ~Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams & Nile Rodgers~

‘The Lioness’ Tattoo’ is from Wild Roots! It’s feminine and majestic and looks wonderful when wearing any midriff baring outfit. It comes with 3 ink tones and it’s compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies plus anything that’s Omega driven.

Vrir and I are using the ‘Touch Me’ bento pose from CKEY Poses. It’s complex hand positions make for perfect pictures and with only a little adjustment it fit our avatars easily. It’s available now at the Pose Fair: After Dark which runs until August 31.

I’m wearing the ‘Elena Outfit from Vanilla Bae.

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Where Is My Mind

Where is My Mind

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
But there’s nothing in it
And you’ll ask yourself

Where is my mind? [3x]

Way out in the water
See it swimmin’

I was swimmin’ in the Caribbean
Animals were hiding behind the rock
Except the little fish
But they told me, he swears
Tryin’ to talk to me, to me, to me.

Where is my mind? [3x]

Way out in the water
See it swimmin’

With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Your head will collapse
If there’s nothing in it
And you’ll ask yourself

Where is my mind? [3x]

Way out in the water
See it swimmin’

Oh
With your feet on the air and your head on the ground
Oh
Try this trick and spin it, yeah
Oh
Oh

Where Is My Mind‘ ~Shaun Morgan feat. Staind and Saint Asonia(Pixies cover)~

Where, indeed, is my mind? I’ve not been taking as many pictures in-world of late, and it’s not for lack of trying. I’ve struggled with inspiration at times, but when I’m inspired I’m just not happy with the results, so I have lots of pictures but none that I deem good enough to show you. Maybe my mind just isn’t into it as much with real life a little bit busier with the feeling of fall in the air! Yea….I know….it’s only the middle of August, wtf does it feel like fall for? Well, it does….regardless of what the calendar says the Sandhill Cranes are on their way south, the crops are all golden and nearly ready for harvest, and although the garden isn’t nearly as good as most years, there are some things to preserve for the coming winter months. The nights have been quite chilly with a risk of frost for the last 4 or 5 days, so it feels like we’re on borrowed time right now. I can live with summer coming to an end, I just hope for a long fall………not an early winter with snow in early October to start the long dark winter. But I guess no matter what I’m hoping for, I know it’ll be what it’ll be, regardless of how much I cross my fingers, wish on a fall star or carry a lucky rabbits foot. Why a lucky rabbits foot….it sure wasn’t lucky for that rabbit!!

I’m wearing the ‘Widowmaker Robe and Lingerie’ set from [Cynful] Clothing & Company, which are sold separately.

The ‘G1224’ hair is from tram.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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A Little Less Conversation

A Little Less Conversation

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Baby close your eyes and listen to the music
And dig to the summer breeze
It’s a groovy night and I can show you how to use it
Come along with me and put your mind at ease

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Shut your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby

Come on baby I’m tired of talking
Grab your coat and let’s start walking
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Come on, come on
Don’t procrastinate, don’t articulate
Girl it’s getting late, you don’t sit and wait around

A little less conversation, a little more action please
All this aggravation ain’t satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby
Satisfy me baby

A Little Less Conversation‘ ~Elvis Presley~

The ‘Layla’ lingerie set is from Big Beautiful Doll Lingerie.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

The pose is ‘Obedient’ from Endless Poses and available at the Pose Fair: After Dark which ends on August 31.

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Against The Wall

Against the Wall

I was born to fly away and run across the sun
It faded out like a candle in the breeze
Fading out like I’m supposed to
So everyday I’m against the wall with nowhere to turn to
And if I dare to believe it all it leaves me deflated

When my mind begins to stray and my thoughts begin to run
I’ve played it out
I can’t seem to find the peace I’ve heard about
Am I not supposed to?
So everyday I could lose it all, don’t let this concern you
So will you catch me if I fall and keep me elated?

It’s not complicated

And if I knew I could change it all I’d hope that you waited
(Can’t be broken down)
And if I knew I could change it all I’d hope that you waited
(Can’t be broken down)
(Can’t be broken down)
(Can’t be broken down)
(Can’t be broken down)
(Can’t be broken down)

Against The Wall‘ ~Seether~

‘Can’t be broken down’, if only we could learn this lesson earlier in life. When I was young I was always waiting for that thing that would destroy me, constantly afraid of having something happen that I just couldn’t endure. What I’ve learned this far along in my life is that I’m stronger than I thought, and even at my lowest and most terrifying times I was only bent……..never broken. When I look ahead now I see huge changes that will happen, there’s no getting away from it, life is full of change and the loss of loved ones is part of life. I think I’ll make it….though, it won’t be easy but no one ever said life was supposed to be easy. I’ve been through difficult times in the past, and I will again, but at least I know now…… I can’t be broken down.

I’m using one of the 4 bento poses from the ‘Static Poses #88’ from The Owl, here. It’s available at the current round of Cosmopolitan along with lots of other goodies.

The ‘Deep V Sweater’ and ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ are both from (fashionably dead).

The ‘G1113’ hair is from tram.

My whole look starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m at the always inspiring Grauland for this picture.