I Walk the Line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

I find it very, very easy to be true
I find myself alone when each day is through
Yes, I’ll admit that I’m a fool for you
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

As sure as night is dark and day is light
I keep you on my mind both day and night
And happiness I’ve known proves that it’s right
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

You’ve got a way to keep me on your side
You give me cause for love that I can’t hide
For you I know I’d even try to turn the tide
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine
I keep my eyes wide open all the time
I keep the ends out for the tie that binds
Because you’re mine, I walk the line

I Walk the Line ~Johnny Cash~

I happened to make a query to Google Images this morning, for the line ‘there’s a fine line’, and with doing that I learned there is a fine line between anything and everything! Yea, literally! Stephen Wright says there’s a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot and Jimmy Buffett says there’s a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning. I saw one that wasn’t credited to anyone that read, there’s a fine line between a fitted dress and a sausage casing and another from an unnamed source that said there’s a fine line between looking tan and looking like you rolled in cheetos! And yet another one states there’s a fine line between love and nausea, yea……sounds about right! 😛 Oscar Levant said, “There’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and I have erased this line!”, while Nicolas Cage states, ‘There’s a fine line between the method actor and the schizophrenic!. There are plenty of lines we all balance on throughout our lives, like there’s a fine line between enjoying coffee and being addicted to it, I know which side of that line I’m on! And in the world of virtual reality, there’s a very fine line between real life and Second Life!

Today the focus is on fine footwear, and there is no finer maker of fine footwear than Betty Doyle of Ingenue! The ‘Laila Heels’ are the newest release and they’re exclusive to the January round of Collabor88. They come in twelve rich and vibrant colours or the fatpack and are SLink and Maitreya mesh foot compatible. Collabor88 runs until February 6.

The pant legs you see is the longer version of the ‘Leather Skinny Pants, black’ from Maitreya, on the ‘Lara’ mesh body. But I’ve chosen to go with the high feet from SLink for my foot of choice.

This is a pose from the ‘Egypt’ set of poses from Animosity.

I made a return visit to Tralala’s Diner for this shot.

Broken

I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph, I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There’s so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

[2x]
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

Broken ~Seether~

It’s a great song Saturday for me today. I love this song…..thought I’d share it.

Today’s post is featuring the ‘Pippa Lace Up Dress’, the newest release for women from LEGAL INSANITY!! It comes in ten colours, and if you splurge on the fatpack the trim, laces, and dress can all be customized via HUD. This is a pretty short mini dress, so I’d advise you girls to remember your panties, but everyone will be so distracted by the lace detailing over your oh-so-sexy décolletage, that no one would ever notice if you don’t!! It’s exclusive to the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and available now at the current round of Cosmopolitan.

I’m wearing one of my all time favourite hairs, Eva from MINA Hair.

My skin is the lovely ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the twelve options in the ‘Satin Eyeshadow’ set from BUZZERI.

This sexy pose is from the ‘Neon Lights’ pose prop set from Le Poppycock. I’m just using the pose here, not the wall prop.

I’m at the super grungy post apocalyptic sim, Tralala’s Diner. There is anything you could ever want there, unless you don’t like utter chaos…then it’s not for you! 😀

Friday Fun

So, after getting through a rough couple weeks, I’m ready for some Friday Fun! And what exactly is Friday Fun, you ask? Well, it could be anything, really! For me, it’s just finding a little bit of peace, after some pretty stressful days. So, since I did retail therapy during those trying times, I’m not going shopping. I took in quite a few live shows in the last few evenings, so I might do that again this evening. Heck, I think I’ll even stay up later than normal, and although I’d love to have a few Caesars, they’ll have to be virgin since I don’t drink! But that’s doable….I have what I need for them and I can pretend I’m getting drunk. I can slur my words, wobble when I walk and since I’ll be in world but alone in RL, I can hug random people in-world and tell them how much they mean to me, even if I don’t know them! I try to have fun in Second Life no matter what’s going on in my real life, and I think that’s most important! Why would I bring any unhappiness in-world with me, when I can be and do anything I want while I’m here. It’s not always easy when bad things are happening in life, but even the smallest bit of enjoyment can be an improvement over reality. So, get out there and have some fun, doing whatever floats your boat! 😀

I’ve been sitting at the bus stop for awhile, just reading and getting a cold butt, but hopefully the bus is coming along any minute and I can get where I need to be. I’m sitting at the ‘Urban Bus Stop Scene’ from the ‘Bus Stop props and scenes’ gacha from KraftWork, and available now on the one and only HUD driven gacha, PocketGacha! The set includes 6 common and 1 rare, all with lots of ways to customize! The January round of PocketGacha runs until the end of the month!

The book and sitting pose are part of the ‘Book Lovers’ set of props and poses from Le Poppycock. I’ve used this set before and it’s so versatile. There’s books and cats for props, but unless a stray cat comes around I thought it unlikely I’d be petting one here!

My outfit for this little outing is the incredible ‘Leather Jacket & Sweater’ from fame femme! This is the Black version of the jacket and can be worn with or without the sweater, which is HUD driven with 11 really pretty colours.

The ‘DWL Jeans, classic, skinny’ are from Blueberry.

I know you can only see enough of the boots I’m wearing to know that I have some on, they are the versatile ‘Tactical Flip Boots’ from [VALE KOER].

The ‘WAKANA’ hair is from Argrace, it’s one of my all time faves!

I started with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

It's Just Routine

I do things my way, and I don’t mean that in a weird arrogant way, I just mean that I have certain ways of doing things. Everyone does, I put my pants on starting with the right leg and others may do the left first, it’s just human. So, when it comes to bathroom habits, everyone is different, which has always made the sharing of a bathroom a tricky thing. Personally, I think it’s good to have to share, it forces people to get along and have patience and acceptance! I know, I know…..you’re saying, ‘how can anyone endure the trials of sharing the bathroom with someone who constantly leaves ‘his’ wet towels on the floor and the seat up’! Well, I’m not saying it’s easy, but you know, he could say ‘how come you always leave the seat down’ and ‘why is your make up spread all over the vanity all the time’. When sharing a bathroom, you have to allow the other person a little bit of room to live, we all have quirks and habits that could drive a person crazy! Except me, I’m quirk and habit free, it’s just too bad no one lives with me to experience it!

So, I’m standing at the sink here, just doing my before bed routine. I start with tooth brushing then face and hand washing, then hair brushing……and a quick tooth flossing. I don’t look too long in the mirror before bed, I don’t want to bring on nightmares, you know. 😀 In Second Life it’s getting easier and easier to replicate real life, with all the little things designers create to make our SL as life like as possible. Galland Homes has released the ‘Savannah Bath Vanity and Light Fixture’ exclusive to the January round of the ULTRA Event. The 100% mesh vanity(8LI) features dual copper sinks with working faucets(on touch), PG animations, and a four light copper light fixture(3LI). It’s sleek design can work with lots of different styles and is fully functional to make your virtual bathroom routine just a little bit easier. ULTRA runs until February 10.

As you can see, living alone has made me a little bit lazy when it comes to picking up after myself. I have a ton of stuff strewn around that really should be taken care of. I’ll start with the mirrors, these are from the ‘Southern Elegant Bathroom Set’ from a previous round of Deco(c)rate from [Merak].

I did a bit of shopping at Dutchie Furniture before putting this scene together! I splurged(big time) on the ‘Iron Cast Bain de Bateau’, which is a bath tub in layman’s terms, and it’s got all the bells and whistles any good bath tub should have. Also from Dutchie is the towel on the floor, hanging robe, tissue box, scale, and the wicker laundry basket/towel. They have a nice selection of bathroom clutter, if you’re in the market.

The ‘nail polish clutter’ is from a gacha from Tres Blah, as is the ‘Slumber Party Tank & Shorts’ that I’m wearing to bed.

The dress, bra, and panties all over the floor are from the ‘Z-tease’ gacha set from [zerkalo] and available now at The Epiphany.

The ‘Long Narrow Frames, monochrome’ are from Llorisen.

The ‘Dress Form’ is from a gacha set from Apple Fall.

The ‘Accent Gilt Chair’ is from Nutmeg.

The ‘Farm Living Rug’ is from the ‘Farm Living Gacha aset’ from Apt B.

The rest of my look is the ‘My Hair-Suzy’ from [monso], and the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It all starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, and the Deluxe set of mesh feet from SLink.

On the Edge

she is strong, but not
in the ways most people
think. she loves more
than she’ll ever get
back and she knows it.
and yet,
she loves anyway.

JmStorm

I love the words of JmStorm, some of them seem as if he could be talking about me, and this is one of them. I can’t compare myself with anyone else, because I am me and only me, and I don’t know what’s in other’s hearts or minds, but I do know that I I feel strongly, regardless of the emotion. When I feel an emotion, my mind plays no part in it, I don’t think about it, it’s my body taking in that feeling and reacting to it in ways that can completely overtake me. When I’m angry, it’s all consuming, so much so that my mind spins and swirls into confusion and there’s nothing I can do or say to convey the strength of that anger. Sadness comes over me like a tidal wave and I’m helpless to save myself from it, thankfully the wave can recede as fast as it peaks and I can then feel the relief of living again. I feel shame about something that happened 20 years ago as strongly as the day it happened, so I can’t dwell on the past. And when I give myself over to love, it’s a love that has no limits, and though I’ve truly died inside because of it, I refuse to give up and not love again. The joys of what it brings is far greater than the pain of losing it, or so I’m told.

I’ve got a simple look today, just a swimsuit and a tattoo! There’s a part of me that wants to just wear the tattoo without anything else and embrace my nakedness, but it’s just not in me to do that, so today it’s a swimsuit. The tattoo though, is a fairly new release from Metamorphoses Tattoo called ‘Edge‘. I’ve always been quite taken with the tribal tattoo look, and this one kind of speaks to me. The bold shapes are tempered by the soft lines that cover the body but are intricately linked by drawing the eye in all directions. It’s compatible with pretty much any mesh body there is plus the classic avatar, this is on the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Phenomenal B’ set of poses from Le Poppycock and available at the current round of The Chapter Four.

The ‘Eunice’ bikini is from /erratic/ and it’s one of my favourites. I like that it’s got good coverage yet is sexy as all get out, and it’s detailing isn’t too girly.

The ‘Boys & Girls 78’ hair, from the darks pack, is from DURA Hair.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa.