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Shut Up and Kiss Me

Shut Up and Kiss Me

Don’t mean to get a little forward with you, don’t mean to get ahead of where we are
Don’t mean to act a little nervous around you, I’m just a little nervous about my heart ’cause
It’s been awhile since I felt this feeling that everything that you do gives me
It’s been so long since somebody whispered
Shut up and kiss me

Didn’t expect to be in this position, didn’t expect to have to rise above
My reputation for cynicism, I’ve been a jaded lady when it comes to love but
Oh baby just to feel this feeling that everything that you do gives me
It’s been too long since somebody whispered
Shut up and kiss me

There’s something about the silent type attracting me to you
All business baby none of the hype
That no talker can live up to

Come closer baby I can’t hear you, just another whisper if you please
Don’t worry ’bout the details darlin’, you’ve got the kind of mind I love to read
Talk is cheap and baby time’s expensive, so why waste another minute more
Life’s too short to be so apprehensive, love’s as much the symptom darlin’ as the cure
Oh baby when I feel this feeling, it’s like genuine voodoo hits me
It’s been too long since somebody whispered…
Oh baby I can feel this feeling that everything that you do gives me
It’s been too long since somebody whispered
Shut up and kiss me
Shut up and kiss me

‘Shut Up and Kiss Me’ ~Mary Chapin Carpenter~

The theory that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince sounds so negative. I like to think that no matter how many people you’ve tested the waters of love with, they all bring something to your life. Maybe not all good, but hopefully the bad was part of a lesson learned. I’ve learned some lessons along the way, the biggest one that sometimes someone can be disguised as a prince and once the real person shows, it’s like a nightmare you can’t wake up from. But, overall I like to think that each person will be in your life for a reason, and they may not be there long, but hopefully something can be taken away from the experience. I know I sound almost too positive and happy about failed love, so don’t get me wrong, I’ve come in contact with some complete frogs that have no sign of a prince anywhere in them……..but I’m happy to say that I’ve met my Prince now, and couldn’t be happier. ♥

The theme for this round of Enchantment is ‘The Frog Prince’ and for the occasion, Elle Boutique has created the ‘Ray Necklace & Earrings’ exclusively for it. The intricate design features an adorable frog with a crown and firefly, with tons of options for customization. They’re HUD driven with 7 metals and 12 bead textures, along with being SL materials enabled and resize/delete on touch. The earrings and necklace are sold separately or in the fluffy pack. Enchantment runs until August 31.

I’m loving the new hair from tram here, which I grabbed while fighting the lag at the August round of Collabor88. It’s HUGE with it being the Birthday round, so there’s tons of guest designers. The hair is ‘H0726’ and this is from HUD A.

I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. The little question mark is the ‘Enigma’ tattoo from Queen oF Ink.

I’m using the ‘Prince Charming’ frog and pose from Le Poppycock. I found it on Market Place, but not sure if it’s in the main store.

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Hand In My Pocket

Hand In My Pocket

I’m broke but I’m happy
I’m poor but I’m kind
I’m short but I’m healthy, yeah
I’m high but I’m grounded
I’m sane but I’m overwhelmed
I’m lost but I’m hopeful, baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be fine, fine, fine
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a high five

I feel drunk but I’m sober
I’m young and I’m underpaid
I’m tired but I’m working, yeah
I care but I’m restless
I’m here but I’m really gone
I’m wrong and I’m sorry baby

And what it all comes down to
Is that everything’s gonna be quite alright
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is flicking a cigarette

And what it all comes down to
Is that I haven’t got it all figured out just yet
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is giving a peace sign

I’m free but I’m focused
I’m green but I’m wise
I’m hard but I’m friendly, baby
I’m sad but I’m laughing
I’m brave but I’m chickenshit
I’m sick but I’m pretty, baby

And what it all boils down to
Is that no one’s really got it figured out just yet
But I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is playing a piano

And what it all comes down to, my friends, yeaha,
Is that everything is just fine, fine, fine
‘Cause I’ve got one hand in my pocket
And the other one is hailing a taxi cab

Hand in My Pocket‘ ~Alanis Morrisette~

Ok, so I don’t have any pockets here, but I can imagine I do, because what it all comes down to, it’s all going to be fine, fine, fine.

I know this is monochrome and not showing my outfit perfectly, but I’ll give you the details anyway, because it does matter! 😀 I’m wearing the ‘Boho Blouse and Monokini’ from Maitreya, that’s available now at the Mesh Body Addicts Fair. The fit is perfect and just so you know, I’ve been wearing the blouse with jeans(Blueberry) with no problems at all with the pants clipping into the blouse. The MBA runs until August 21.

The gorgeous hair is ‘Haven’ from Stealthic, and really must be seen in colour to be appreciated. I love their ‘reds’ textures, the perfect reds for my skin tone. ‘Have’ is a pulled back ponytail with a styling HUD for enticing curls on the shoulders, just asking to be touched. It’s available now at Collabor88.

The shoes are ‘Odette’ from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**. I know you can only see the soles of them, at least I haven’t stepped in something nasty, I see. 😀

The pose is from the ‘Sydney’ set of poses from Ana Poses.

I’m at the look out at Oboeru, one of my favourites spots to be while there.

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All I Wanna Do

All I Wanna Do

It was a rainy night when
He came into sight
Standing by the road, no umbrella,
No coat
So I pulled up along side and
I offered him a ride
He accepted with a smile
So we drove for a while
I didn’t ask him his name,
This lonely boy in the rain
Fate tell me it’s right,
Is this love at first sight
Please don’t make it wrong
Just stay for the night

All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will
You want me too
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

So we found this hotel,
It was a place I knew well
We made magic that night.
Oh, he did everything right
He brought the woman out of me,
So many times, easily
And in the morning when he woke
All I left him was a note
I told him
“I am the flower you are the seed”
We walked in the garden
We planted a tree
Don’t try to find me,
Please don’t you dare
Just live in my memory,
You’ll always be there

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

Oh, oooh, we made love
Love like strangers
All night long
We made love

Then it happened one day,
We came round the same way
You can imagine his surprise
When he saw his own eyes
I said “please, please understand
I’m in love with another man
And what he couldn’t give me, how-oh
Was the one little thing that you can”

All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You‘ ~Heart>~

The computer room is hot and I’m cranky…….well…not really cranky actually, it’s more 1 part depression, 3 parts anxiety, and 16 parts I’m-sick-of-this-heat! So, I have little patience and I cry easily, which is a weird combination, but frustration makes me cry, so does sadness, anxiety can too, I cry when I’m mad, oh……and I cry when I’m happy, I sometimes cry when I see an SPCA ad, and I’ve been known to shed a tear when I see a stray dog. I actually cry from pretty much any emotion, it’s really quite embarrassing because when I’m mad and want to get something said, it gets stuck because I’m crying, so I’m not really effective at showing anger. One thing that doesn’t make me cry is physical pain, I consider myself to have a high pain tolerance and can take quite a bit. Heck, last summer I stuck my finger in an electric hedge trimmer, cut the end of my finger all to h*ll, nail and all….and still went shopping! Someone asked me, ‘Oh wow…did it need stitches?’ and my answer was, ‘Probably!’. Yea……..not a fan of clinics or hospitals, so I put a big bandage on it and carry on with my day. I’m not sure what the limit is for when it’s time to go to the hospital, I mean I’m not going to let myself die, or anything…..but……..it did take me 5 days to decide to see a doctor when my appendix burst, I know now I shouldn’t have waited so long, but I really didn’t want to miss Thanksgiving…..it’s one of my favourite holidays. 😀

It’s all about the tattoo today! The ‘Young Wolf’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Studio is so intricate I could sit and look at it for an hour and still not see all the details. With the intense stare of the young wolf on the front, it’s hard not to look at it. The tattoo comes in coloured(blue highlights) and black(seen here) with it being compatible with the major mesh bodies and anything Omega driven. There’s also 4 ink tones included, so you can have a fresh or worn tattoo, your choice! It’s available now at the Vanity Event, which runs until August 25.

I’m wearing the much loved, Daisy Top’ from *Just BECAUSE* here. It’s my top of choice this summer, it’s fitted for the Maitreya, Slink(Physique/Hourglass) and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies and comes in loads of colours, or an incredibly huge fatpack.

The ‘H0316’ hair is from tram. I love the 2 styles of bangs with it.

I haven’t worn glasses in ages and ages, these are ‘The Countess” glasses from Earthstones.

I’m wearing one of my favourite pairs of jeans, the ‘DWL Jeans’ from Blueberry.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body on Maitreya.

I’ve combined the coffee cup(with bento pose) from Ana Poses with a pose from MILA, for this look.

I’m strolling along at Mother Road, enjoying the early morning sunshine.

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Like the Rain

Like the Rain

I never liked the rain until i walked through it with you
Every thunder cloud that came was one more i might not get through
On the darkest day there’s always light and now i see it too
But i never liked the rain until i walked through it with you
I hear it falling in the night and filling up my mind
All the heaven’s rivers come to light and i see it all unwind
I hear it talking through the trees and on the window pane
And when i hear it i just can’t believe i never liked the rain

Like the rain i have fallen for you and i know just why you
Liked the rain always calling for you i’m falling for you now
Just like the rain

When the cloud is rolling over thunder striking me
It’s as bright as lightning and i wonder why i couldn’t see
That it’s always good and when the flood is gone we still remain
Guess i’ve known all along i just belong here with you falling

Like the rain i have fallen for you and i know just why you
Liked the rain always calling for you, i’m falling for you now
Just like the rain i have fallen for you
[Lyrics from: https:/lyrics.az/clint-black/the-greatest-hits/like-the-rain.html]
I’m falling for you know just like the rain

And when the night falls on our better days
And we’re looking to the sky
For the winds to take us high above the plains
I know that we’ll find better ways to look into the eye
Of the storms that will be calling
Forever we’ll be falling

Like the rain i have fallen for you, and i know just why you
Like the rain always calling for you, i’m falling for you now just

Like the Rain‘ ~Clint Black~

I love the rain, as most introverts do, it’s cozy to sit inside and watch the rain come down. I haven’t had much chance of that this summer, with the rain mostly staying away, but when I think about fall I look forward to cool and hopefully rainy days. Not cold enough to snow, just cool weather with a bit of a cool breeze, and rain…lots of rain. As I sit here dreaming of cool fall days, and sweater weather and pumpkins, I look out on a +31°C day with the blue haze of forest fire smoke in the air and not a cloud in the sky. Can you believe that I complained about the cold, just a few short months ago……silly me!

I’m wearing the latest release from *Just BECAUSE* in this picture, and it’s so pretty and feminine. The ‘Mavis Dress’ is a full length gown with a highly detailed upper with flowers and pearls decorating the bodice and down one side. It’s all HUD driven with 26 colours for the dress, straps, and flowers and 7 tones for the pearls, plus the flowers and shoulder straps can be toggled on/off. You can grab this dress at the August round of FaMESHed, which runs until August 27.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram and it’s one of my favourites.

As always I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body.

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Summer Wine

Summer Wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things

I walked in town on silver spurs that jingled to
A song that I had only sang to just a few
She saw my silver spurs and said lets pass some time
And I will give to you summer wine
Ohh-oh-oh summer wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Ohhh-oh summer wine

My eyes grew heavy and my lips they could not speak
I tried to get up but I couldn’t find my feet
She reassured me with an unfamiliar line
And then she gave to me more summer wine
Mmm-mm summer wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Mmm-mm summer wine

When I woke up the sun was shining in my eyes
My silver spurs were gone my head felt twice its size
She took my silver spurs a dollar and a dime
And left me cravin’ for more summer wine
Ohh-oh-oh summer wine

Strawberries cherries and an angel’s kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Take off your silver spurs and help me pass the time
And I will give to you summer wine
Mmm-mm summer wine

Summer Wine‘ ~Lana Del Rey~

When I prepare to take a picture and I work with angles and I tend to see a pose in just a couple different angles that I like, generally it’s the same old angle to create the same old picture. It comes down to perspective, and it’s something I try to keep an open mind about when I work on photographs. Vrir and I spent quite awhile in this pose, and I’m sure he has a huge dent in his back from that heel jabbing him, but he didn’t complain, well if he did it wasn’t loud enough for me to hear! 😀 Anyway, we were in this pose and I took a bunch of pictures from my usual angles, trying to focus on the shoes as much as possible, and I had one that I could live with. When we’d both gotten our pictures we shared them to see what each other was seeing, and generally they weren’t that different, but as an afterthought he shows me a different angle he saw, and when I open the gyazo I think to myself, ‘Damn…why didn’t I think of that’! I took one shot of that angle then dropped my graphics and called it ‘done’! At this point you’re probably wondering what the eff I’m talking about, well here’s my thinking. When I cropped and worked on the shots I realized that the one I liked best is the angle that Vrir suggested. At first I thought I wouldn’t use it, because I’d feel like I stole his idea ……..and I don’t want to do that. Then I thought it doesn’t make me as creative because I didn’t think of it, and I’d feel like I cheated. But then…..while walking the dog tonight, it went through my mind that, as with anything in life, the trick to understanding and learning is to see things from a different perspective, with an open mind! I repeat…an open mind!! If we continue to see things with blinders on what are we going to learn? The ability to see things from another person’s perspective is what we need to form opinions and make an informed decision on any given topic. Without the open mind people just say the same things over and over, because that’s all they know. So, yes…this picture is the view Vrir saw and I didn’t…..did I steal his idea? Maybe! Am I less creative? Possibly! Did I learn a new way of seeing a scene and that moving the camera in ways that’s new to me and even uncomfortable, is where the art is hidden? I did….and every time I learn something new…..the day isn’t wasted. Thanks Vrir, for sharing your keen eye for angles with me! ♥♥♥

So, this shot is all about the shoes…….they’re the ‘Katya’ heels from **UTOPIA@DESIGN** and available now at the Fetish Fair. The super high stilettos and the unexpected zipper on the back of the heel are super sexy and really define the legs. They’re rigged for the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh high feet and the HUD is loaded with 12 preset colour combinations plus everything you need to customize them to your liking, plus……..there’s 5 glossiness options to make them super shiny or a little less so. You might be wondering what I’m wearing with them…..but that’s something only Vrir and I know, and we’re not telling. 🙂

The pose is ‘Hell on Heels’ from Infiniti.