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Blog Post #598 (I can’t think of anything better)

Blog Post #598 (I can't think of anything better)

And now for something on the lighter side! With all the bad stuff that goes on in the world, a person can only take so much, so I thought today I’d look at something a little less serious than politics, hate, war, and famine! It wouldn’t take much to be a lighter topic than those!! So, since I listen to music most of the time, I thought it apt to have a look at some really odd names for songs! There’s all kinds of weird songs out there, some of them that have been around a long time, and I never thought anything odd about it until I said it out loud! I mean, who wants to tell everyone that, ‘I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts’? It doesn’t make sense, even in today’s world of euphemisms! That’s the song I first thought of to make me wonder about this topic! There’s not many genres of music I don’t like, so I’ve got a wide variety of music that I enjoy, depending on my mood of the moment. When I was thinking about odd song titles I did a quick search and found lots of lists, and as I went down the lists I realized that quite a few songs are country! I enjoy country music, mostly the older stuff, the new doesn’t even resemble country music, IMO, but some of the song titles may not make sense to some, but others may think it’s completely logical. Since I’m a farm girl, a song called ‘She Thinks My Tractors Sexy’ makes complete sense! Or, ‘Did I shave My Legs For This’ is a question I’m sure many women have asked themselves at some point in their life! If you’ve ever looked at a Bob Dylan album from the 60’s you’ll see lots of titles that don’t make a whole lot of sense, but I think there’s a logical explanation for that. I have no proof, but I would think some of them may have been written while under the influence of…um…..something other than true inspiration! Don’t think I’m picking on Bob Dylan, I’m not…I’m a huge fan! I have a lot of his CD’s and every now and then take one out to play. But, some of the song titles, and lyrics too if you listen for them, are down right odd! Case in point, ‘It takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry’, is one that makes me go ‘Hmm’, along with ‘Rainy Day Women #12 & 35’! I have to admit that naming anything is a tough thing to do, I know if you look back at my 597 blog posts, you’ll see some really lame titles! I understand the dilemma, after awhile it’s hard to think of a title that’s different than others, and actually makes sense to the readers! As I write this, I have yet to enter a name for this post, mainly because I can’t think of anything good!!

I always have mixed feelings when a new month starts! I look back at the past month and wonder where it went, but I look ahead to the new group gifts that will be released in the coming days! I’m a member of the [KoKoLoReS] VIP group, so I always look forward to the group gift released early in the new month. For March, the Manon Hair is the gift, and it comes with a HUD of six two-tone colours, all very different! I’ve fallen in love with this pink/grey combination! There’s a fee to join the VIP group, but it’s well worth it, with a new gift released every month, faithfully!

I’m sure everyone is trying to TP to the new round of Collabor88, I haven’t tried yet, I don’t have the patience for it! But, I can give you a look at the new release from Stories&Co. by Flowey, available at C88, when you can manage to get in! I’m wearing the Soft Bra & Briefs here and they’re so pretty! I’ve always been the girl next door, who loves the simple yet sexy look! Yes, simple can be sexy! They both come in ten colours, five basic and five soft spring tones!

My basic body consists of 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 Kitten feet from SLink.

I’m sitting on the Mid Century bed from Dutchie.

I’m using a pose from !bang poses.

Who Needs Therapy?

Who Needs Therapy?

I’ve always said, “Who needs therapy, when coffee with a good friend works just as well!”. The time spent relaxing with a mug of hot coffee brings such peace! Am I addicted to caffeine? Maybe…but there are much worse things to be addicted to! So I embrace that hot mug, snuggle down in a chair, and share common ideas and thoughts with a good friend! Who knows where the conversation will go or if tears will be shed! They usually are, and it’s not a bad thing at all. It’s embracing what makes us human, helping each other to find our way to a place of understanding. There are certain people in our lives that makes us think differently, to see things from a different angle, and to make us explore who we really are! We’re not merely flesh and bone…..it’s what’s inside…..that’s the greatest exploration a person can undertake! And what better way to explore than with a good friend, a cup of coffee….and maybe something sweet to go with it!

I mention this because I did have a very nice time with a friend last week, over a fine cup of coffee….or two! But, I’m also at the peaceful Maple Leaf Cafe on the Fairy Tale sim. It’s also home to the Raindale main store!

First off regarding my outfit, is the Prepster Top from {MYNX}! It’s a casual little sweater vest with a little top underneath! It shows a little bit of midriff to make it a little more casual, but it’s still cozy for an autumn day! This is the Hunter Roses version and it comes in a total of eight designs. It’s Maitreya and SLink mesh body compatible.

I had forgotten about these boots at the October round of Collabor88 until a friend of mine commented on how nice they were! I had wanted to return to get them….but had since forgotten! So, I ran over to grab a pair while they’re there! The Autumn Long Boots with Socks are from Zenith and are compatible with Maitreya Lara, Belleza Venus, and SLink Hourglass mesh bodies. They’re HUD driven with lots of sock colours and also lace and sole colour options! Nothing says fall like a great pair of boots!

My adorable little Meow tattoo is from FLIPPANT! It’s classic avatar compatible plus it comes with an applier for Omega compatible mesh bodies. It was for the Out of the Box Hunt, which has ended, but I’m sure it will be available at the main store soon!

I hadn’t been to SN@TCH for a long time, so I was surprised to see hair in the new releases area! This is Sookie from the naturals pack.

I’ve always loved the Wrinkled Pleated Skirt from HOC Industries(circa 2013), so I brought it out of storage for this outfit! I was so crushed to find out that HOC Industries is no more, but I was one of the lucky group members that stayed til the bitter end and scored the entire HOC Ind. collection completely full perm!

As per usual, I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the casual hands from SLink.

Pose by Le Poppycock, one of THE best pose makers on the grid!

Memories

Memories

“Sometimes memories sneak out of my eyes and roll down my cheeks.”

I’m thankful that we have memories, even though I remember the bad times……it’s the good times that make me cry!

I’m going to get right down to business here! Firstly, I’m so excited to show you a new pose prop from IMMERSIV! It’s called Travellers Meet and it depicts time spent waiting for that special someone, and the joy of them arriving! I’m using a pose that just shows me waiting…patiently of course! The prop has a total of fifteen poses, for the guys, the girls, and the two of you when you finally get together! The suitcase has five gorgeous textures to choose from via drop down menu and the poses are adjustable. I’m at Missing Mile, which allows rezzing, in front of the terminal at the railway tracks. You can find the Travelers Meet pose prop at the IMMERSIV main store or on Market Place.

The October round of Designer Showcase is on and More Than Ever has the Fawn Top & Mini! This is from the Bramble set, which is HUD driven with three colours! This cute little ensemble is mesh body compatible for SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya!

This isn’t a good look at my shoes, but I’ll show a closer look in the near future! They’re the Tabatha Heels from Ingenue and are available at the current round of Collabor88! I better wear them again since I splurged on the fatpack!!

Also at Collabor88 is the Laguna House Party necklace from Maxi Gossamer Jewellry.

The Tina hair in citrine tone is from D!va.

I am the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands and high feet from SLink.

Fall is Here, In All It’s Glory!

Fall is Here, In All It's Glory!

How beautifully the leaves grow old. How full of light and colour are their last days!

~John Burrows~ naturalist

Indeed, how beautiful autumn is! It’s this time of year that the earth holds on to it’s last bit of summer’s life, only to fall to the ground in the fall breezes! We’ve had a few frosts here so the leaves are quickly turning yellows, browns, and reds! We have a lot of quaking aspen where I am and the gorgeous yellow leaves, white bark, and golden glow of the sun makes for a perfect picture! Tis the season of hot apple cider, pumpkin pie, hot soup and biscuits for lunch, and a warm bunnyhug for the evening stroll with the dogs! Oh…by the way…it’ll always be a bunnyhug…not a hoodie, to me!

I’m dressed for a warm fall day here, with the Emma Cold Shoulder Top from DECOY! I love all the fall colours that are so warm and cozy looking! This top is fitted for the Maitreya, Lara mesh body and comes in eleven colours to choose from, this is the brick tone! It’s available now at Collabor88!!

I just adore these boots! The Boho Boots, Fall Set from More Than Ever are perfectly classic for fall!! There’s no mesh feet needed and they come with a three colour HUD, all gorgeous fall tones! They’re available now at the Spoonful of Sugar Festival, which supports Doctors Without Borders! Ever, from More Than Ever, is generously giving 100% of the price of these boots to the cause!

The new round of the ULTRA Event is on and Le Poppycock has the incredible Neon Lights pose prop set on offer there! The set includes six fantastic poses with accompanying props of walls, floor, and pose balls(if needed. The walls and floor are worn so you can set it all up anywhere you like and it’s all easily editable! Also, the wall and floor are texture change via drop down menu with three texture options! This so easily makes an area to pose for pictures anywhere you happen to be!

I’m wearing one of the nine options from the Dazzle Liner set from Veechi! It’s available at the Cosmetic Fair and is compatible with classic avatars, Genesis Labs(seen here on Nelly 2.0), Logo, Catwa, Lelutka, and now [AK] mesh heads too! My beauty mark is also from Veechi and can be found at the main store!

The Rib Knit Leggings are from Simply Sage and are compatible with Belleza, Maitreya, and Omega compatible mesh bodies! The HUD contains six colours to choose from!

The Sylvia hair is from the light blonds pack from Mina Hair.

Nima’s Fall Leave Necklace is from Maxi Gossamer Jewellery.

As always, I’m wearing the Maitreya, Lara mesh body, the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the casual hands from SLink.