A Hot Night, Hennessy, and Me!

A Hot Night, Hennessy, and Me!

It’s been a hot summer, so far!! The days are long and the sun is high in the sky for what seems like forever, burning down on the land with it’s unforgiving heat! We’ve had little rain, so everything seems scorched with the grass yellowing and that new fresh look of spring long gone! On days that it gets up to +30°C and higher, are the worst. We tell ourselves that it’s nice because it’s a ‘dry’ heat but really. dry or not, it’s still flippin’ hot! The nights that don’t cool down are the hardest to take. I count on cool nights to get the temperature down in the house with a nice cool breeze coming in the windows, but every now and then the night just won’t cool down! When it’s 6 Am and the thermometer already says +25°C, there’s going to be no escape! I know to anyone from the south western States are laughing at me right now, but you have to remember that the winters here are frigid so the difference in summer to winter is sometimes 75°C and more! So when we say it’s hot, it may not be to others, but for us in the great white north, it’s HOT! My answer to this hot summer night, is to strip off my pyjama top, grab a smooth and delicious bottle of Hennessy, and sit on the dock with my feet in the water! I’m not sure how long I’ll sit out here, but with the stars in the sky, the soft breeze on my bare skin, and a little bit of a buzz, it might be awhile!

I’d like to welcome Imitation to my little family of Featured Designers!! Their bento poses and pose props are a pleasure to work with with natural and expressive poses along with bento hand positions that really add to a look! The devil’s in the details, so they say! 🙂 I’m using one of the seven poses from the ‘Kendra’ set, which includes the bottle of Hennessy to pose with. This set is available now at the Imitation main store and Market Place.

The gorgeous butterfly tattoo on my shoulder is ‘Morpho’ and it’s a recent release from Metamorphoses Tattoo. It includes 2 tones of ink and is compatible with classic avatars plus just about every mesh body known to man! The beautiful details, the soft lines, and the fact that it’s a butterfly all make this tattoo perfect for the barely there summer tops! Love!

I’m completely in love with the ‘Mila’ hair from [KoKoLoReS]! This is from the Balayage pack and the detailed texturing is just phenomenal!! It’s available until July 16 at the Hair Fair 2017.

I’m keeping it cool with just pyjama bottoms for my outing! I hope the neighbours are away tonight!! These are the Slumber Party Shorts, pinstripe from the Slumber Party gacha set by Tres Blah!

My whole look begins with the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada. Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

Road Trip: Day 4

Road Trip: Day 4

Well, it’s day four of our trip and this morning started off uneventful! But, that soon changed when we went to load up the car and found it with a flat tire! A flat tire doesn’t bother me in the least, I’ve changed a few in the past and I’m actually almost as fast as a Nascar pit crew! Once I got that done and got cleaned up we were on our way! We’ll have to find a place to fix the spare, now that it’s a flat spare, but that’s not a big deal! So, we got the car loaded, all the must haves within easy reach for the day ahead! We’re going ‘old skool’ on this trip and we have a bunch of mixed tapes all made up for this adventure! We go over the checklist before we head out: coffee-check, kleenex-check. big thermos of ice water-check check, Werther’s Originals-double check, Cosmopolitan to do the sex quizzes-checkarooni! It looks like we’re about ready to go, so we fasten our belts, start the car and wave goodbye to the town that was home for a night! I push the cassette into the player and out blasts Ch-ch-ch-changes by David Bowie, so we burst into song and smile wide as the miles start flying by! It’s time to ‘turn and face the strange’! 😀 The time passes pleasantly and we’re needing a pee break, so the next gas station we come to we pull in, in a cloud of dust, and get the key to the restroom and do our business! I’m not one to stop and not get a cup of coffee, so I refill my go-cup and we’re on our way again! The day is getting warm, we have the windows down and our hair is covering our faces as we sing. The windshield is a myriad of bug guts, and just as we point out a particularly scenic vista, something zips past my head and into the back seat! I’m not sure what it was, but I know it’s not good! We both look back, seeing if we can find the unexpected intruder and as we both spot it at the same time, we shriek, ‘GRASSHOPPER’! Oh my gawd…..just then it hops up towards the front and I’m in a panic! I’m swatting and jumping up and down as much as I can and we’re both screaming! You see, we’ve both been completely terrified of grasshoppers all our lives! I know, I know….it’s only a bug, but we can’t help it!! My cup of coffee is forgotten as my arms wave wildly and my cup lands on my lap and slowly seeps out onto my pants leg then drops lazily to the floor leaving a trail of coffee in it’s wake! Now I have more to worry about than a grasshopper. I get control of myself enough to get the car pulled over onto the shoulder and we evacuate the car like our lives depend on it! The grasshopper has ended up on the passengers seat, and since it’s not my side I point at it and say, ‘come on, get it outa there!’. At first I don’t think she’s going to comply but she bravely reaches in with her shoe and starts whaling away at it! I guess catch and release wasn’t in her plan!! She flicks it onto the drivers seat with her fingers and laughs as I flip her the bird! The grasshopper is disposed of and my cup of coffee is still laying on the floor beside the clutch, all dusty and grimy! My new pants now have a huge coffee stain on them, and I’m not not looking as fresh as I was when we left! We’re ready to continue on our way now and as I put it into gear and prepare to pull away, the car stalls! I turn the key and am rewarded with nothing, just the cranking sound as it fails to fire! I look at her, she looks at me and I try again! Nothing, I shrug and grab my phone. I just hope the tow truck driver is good looking! We get someone to tow the car to town and we find a shop to fix it, the tow truck driver was an old guy, but very nice! Here’s the picture taken of me just after we got the car into the shop! We’ve found a motel to stay at and it’s next door to a bar named ‘Roadhouse’, so it looks like we’re going to have a good night!!

This scene and entry into the travel log all came about from the ‘Live Free’ A & B pose sets from Le Poppycock! This set is one of my favourites and I’m going to be sitting on and leaning against cars and trucks for the rest of the summer! Each set has six poses including a pose ball a static pose and a pose ball for heels when needed! It’s available at the July round of Collabor88 which runs until the end of the month! While you’re at C88 you should grab the ‘Vintage Roadtrip Car’ from NOMAD, which I’m using here! I’ve always loved the old Volkswagen Beetles!

As for my outfit! I made a few purchases while I was at Collabor88, including the ‘Roadie Capris’ from Maddict! They’re fitted for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Hourglass body from SLink, and the Isis and Freya mesh bodies from Belleza and the fatpack includes twelve colours, with or without the coffee stain! The coffee stain was a no brainer for me! It’s usually part of my outfit!

The ‘Cozumel Top’ is also at C88 and it’s from Emery! It comes in seven colours and fits the Lara mesh body from Maitreya!

My shoes are the perfect travelling footwear! The ‘Katrine Heels’ from Ingenue are available now at Summerfest’17. They’re compatible with the SLink and Maitreya mid feet and come in twelve colours, this is ‘saddle’.

The ‘My Hair Suzy’ hair is from [monso] and, like said, made a ‘few’ purchases at Collabor88, to say the least! This is from the black and white pack!

As usual I’m wearing the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the Luna skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the mid feet from SLink.

The ‘Coffee Cup, plain’ is from floorplan but the gacha is available at the Consignment & brocante main store!

Now, the garage that we ended up taking the car to get fixed was suggested by the tow truck driver, so I hope he does good work! But, he seems to keep a cluttered work area. I’ve got my suitcase out of the trunk, which is in the front of the car, for anyone who doesn’t know that about a Beetle, and the suitcase is from the ‘On the Road’ gacha set from (Milk Motion). The “Gasoline Cans’ and the ‘Pop Machine’ in the background, ‘Gentlemen’s restroom’ sign and the ‘RX9-1000 Boombox’ are from 7 Emporium, one of my favourite places to find neat and quirky things! From Consignment is the Oil Bottles, Tool Chest, Wood Poster, and Industrial Fan from The Garage Collection gacha set! The ‘Trash Can for Ash’, ‘Ice Cream’ vending machine, and ‘Factory Chair’ are from various gacha sets from Soy. The ‘Big Clock’ is from The Industrial Side gacha set from APT B. The ‘Safety First’ safety station is from the ‘Home Improvement’ gacha set from Second Spaces. The ‘Exit’ sign is from NOMAD.

I’m inside the bays for the firetrucks in the ‘Central Fire Station’ from KraftWork. It’s a brilliant design and with all the room in it, it could be turned into anything!

Stark Reality

Stark Reality

I have a bright spotlight of truth shining down upon me and it’s showing me what’s real! There’s a line in a Bob Dylan song that plays through my head and it’s something that I’ve had trouble forgetting! ‘He not busy being born is busy dying’, from the song, It’s Alright Ma(I’m Only Bleedin’)’ haunts me, knowing that this is part of the human condition and that no one can escape it! To say things like ‘make each moment count’ and ‘live like you’re dying’, while true, still has to be fully understood and accepted to mean anything! I know it’s true, I’ve said it to myself many times, I’ve told others to live in the moment but the truth is, I come from a long line of worriers and I’m not sure what I have to do to rid myself of the doubt, anxiety, worry, and sadness to live my life to the very best of my ability! One day I hope to come to that place in life, where I rise above all of my fears and learn to see the world with love and only love. I think it’s then that I’ll have found the answer!

I should have given a warning or something at the beginning of this post that it might be depressing! I rewrote that last paragraph four times, all less depressing than the one before it, and if I’d kept on I might have had a happy post! But, I can’t say that I’m in a happy place today! I’m taking a few days off from my work to rest some nagging injuries and I don’t like not being active. But, I know that in order to get healed I have to take a break! One good thing that comes with this though, is more Second Life time! I don’t often have time during the summer months to while away the days in-world! I’ll enjoy it while it lasts! And now, with further ado, lets get to the real reason why I’m here!

The July round of Collabor88 has begun and Ingenue has the super casual ‘Velma Wedges’ exclusive to the event! These shoes are perfect for strolling at the Farmer’s Market, the local sidewalk sale, or a walk down a country road! They fit the SLink and Maitreya flat feet and come in twelve fun and summery colours! They’re not your typical summer shoe, not a sandal and not quite a full shoe, they have a cute little peep toe and nice cut outs on the rest of the foot, but the little laces make it truly adorable! Collabor88 runs until August 6.

I made a visit to The Seasons Story today and grabbed the new hair from Dura! The Girls 68 hair is a perfect look for summer with it’s simple styling, it’s as easy as wash and wear! It comes in nine packs, this is from the darks! The Seasons Story runs until July 31.

Ok….hair and shoes covered, there’s not much left to talk about now! 😀 I’m wearing the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada! Along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink. My nail appliers are from the HUDs from the Maitreya bento hands and SLink flat feet.

This pose is called ‘Depressed’ and it’s from Ava Allure on Market Place. I’m always on the lookout for great moody poses!

Welcome, Friends!

Welcome, Friends!

Hi there, welcome to my happy home! Won’t you come in and make yourself at home? No? You have no time? That’s too bad!(not) That’s the thing about me, I can welcome people into my home, but no matter who they are, I’m always relieved when they decline my invitation! I think everyone knows this….I rarely have drop in visitors so I’ve got everyone trained well!

My home today is the ‘Kenwood Summer House’ from Raindale! It’s a cute little summer home available now at Cosmopolitan. With a footprint of 14×16 you’d think it’s tiny….but it really is roomy inside with it’s open floor plan. It comes with two versions, one with lights(seen here) and one without, this version has a land impact of 43 and the one sans lights has an LI of 37. The ‘welcome’ sign post comes with it, and the pack contains a blank texture for people like me who prefer to be alone! Moz Loordes was nice enough to point this out to me in his blog post, A Writer’s Summer. Moz includes an extensive tour of the house inside and out, which makes up for my one sided shot of it, which doesn’t do it justice! Thanks for the tip, Moz….I’m sure this gets the point across to any would-be visitors! You’ll noticed I dropped the ‘please’ you suggest, for a Canadian I’m not that polite, I guess! 😀 I wasn’t sure what ‘sod off’ meant, but a quick visit to the Urban Dictionary gave me a good idea! Also from Raindale in this shot is the Garden Bench and Garden Tree, both available at the Home Show 2017! The tree is HUD driven with options to change the bark and leaves along with a switch to turn the glow off/on for the leaves. The bench is loaded with 12 singles animations plus the options to read or use a phone, and there’s 9 couples animations. Available at the Raindale main store is the Meadow Grass, this is the ‘summer, soft’ version of it.

Here’s a rundown of all the other items that I’ve strewn around the yard!

Abandoned Memories Bicycle, Soy
Clothes Line w/clothes, Funky Junk
Wild Allium in pur pur, keke available at Collabor88
Primitive Birdhouse set, vintage garden hose, unrolled, ‘happy home’ sign, barn lamp all from hive
Forgotten Garden, tree from the Forgotten Garden gacha, Silas Merlin available at The Chapter Four
Daisy Pot, miwa’s airship
Retro Floor Fan, .:revival:.

My outfit consists of the Bella Tank Top and Scrunched Sweats, both from Tres Blah. The ‘Chungha’ hair from [monso] available at ~uber~. My whole look starts with the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa, with the Alexa skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada! Plus the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

Feel the Heat

Feel the Heat

The sun burns down, making shimmery heat waves rise from the ground, and as I look up into the clear sky that’s more white than blue, I know that the coming night will be one that makes sleeping difficult! Unless, of course, you have air conditioning, of which I do not! Once the temperature is the same outside as in, I open up all the windows and try to catch a breeze to cool it off in here. I hope for a west wind for the evenings and night since that’s the direction my bedroom window faces, having a cool breeze wafting in can make it easier to get some sleep! I’m one of those people that needs to have covers over me while I sleep. Most nights it’s too warm for that….but dammit, I’m too scared of the monsters to sleep without the covers!

The July round of Collabor88 is open to the public, and Stories&Co. by Flowey has released the Reverse Vneck exclusively for it! It’s Maitreya and SLink mesh body compatible and comes with the regular busted version along with Vtech version, which has no bust influence at all, no matter your shape. It comes in fifteen colours, prints and solids, for great summer fashion!

Also new at C88 is the Summer Short Jeans with belt from Zenith. It’s a nice simple pair of shorts to just kick around, trying to stay cool this summer!

I love a little tattoo that brings attention to an area of my body that isn’t normally seen! The ‘Freedom’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear is 3D and really eye catching! I like a tattoo that makes a statement!

The ‘Skye Hair’ is from +elua+. This is from the blacks pack!

The Hipster Panties are one of my favourite things to sleep in when it’s hot! They’re exclusive for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m wearing the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada! Along with the Lara mesh body from Mairreya.

The ‘back burner’ pose is from the ‘Loose Ends’ pose set from Le Poppycock.

I’m at home for this shot in front of my Mid Century bed from Dutchie!