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Black

I’m taking a day away from opinions, thoughts, and stories. Some days are best just to immerse yourself in your favourite music. And I give you…..Eddie Vedder singing ‘Black‘. This is an emotional performance following the passing of Chris Cornell.

The November round of Hairology is open and [KoKoLoReS] is there with 3 new designs…and one’s a gift to celebrate the second anniversary of the event! I’m wearing ‘Lois’ here using the ‘Bayalage’ HUD. ‘Lois’ is a fitted mesh style that includes a styling HUD with four styles, it’s nice and versatile, and with it’s great body and wave it’s all about wash and go hair. Hairology runs until November 30.

It’s the second weekend of the month and we all know that means It’s Monthly Midnight Madness! Slipper Originals is participating with two new items for this and I’m showing you what will be available at noon Saturday Nov. 11. The ‘Deidra Fingernail Rings’ are fitted for the Maitreya and SLink bento hands and when you grab this set free(if you’re one of the first 1500 avis) don’t forget to grab the add on HUD, at a nice low price, which makes it a complete set. The ‘Carys Bento Midi Rings’ will be available to the first 1500 avis starting tonight at midnight, along with an add on HUD for just a few lindens. And don’t forget ‘Last Chance’ on Sunday, in case you missed out earlier.

I made a few visits to the big sale at /erratic/ and at one of them I grabbed the ‘Eunice Bikini’. I’d been eyeing it up awhile ago and I’m so glad I waited…..50% off is such a good deal. I love the colours and perfect detailing that /erratic/ designs always have.

I can’t wait until the new round of Appliquè starts on November 15! That’s the day everyone can get their hands on the ‘Raine’ skin from Avada. I’ve been loving this skin for some time now and she’s a stunner. I love the full lips, perfectly groomed brows, and the delicate complexion. Gorgeous work, Stephanie! I’m wearing her on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the nine options of shadow from the ‘Fall Foiled Shadow’ set from Veechi.

This is pose 29 from MILA POSES.

I’m at the beautiful Salt Water sim for some sun, sand, and surf. It’s only November, but winter has already gotten old!

To Make a House a Home

Hold on to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave, wave is stringing us along

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo. Oo-oo-oo-oo [2x]
Aaa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa. Aa-aa-aa-aaaaaa [4x]

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Home ~Phillip Phillips~

I really don’t care what type of house anyone lives in…what matters is it’s comfort as a home. I’m not impressed with expensive or fancy, it’s not about the price of the home or the area it’s in, whether it has the latest decor trends or is decorated circa 1975….it’s all about what the occupant has done to make it a home. It’s how welcoming and comfortable the home feels! I have a friend in real life who works very hard to make her home comfortable to anyone who visits. It’s not a big expensive house and there’s no designer anything inside, but when I visit for a cup of coffee I feel like I’m enveloped in a big warm hug. She opens her home to anyone and would make a total stranger feel as welcome as her loved ones, and it shows. It’s the peaceful energy she has created that allows us to sip cup after cup of strong tasty coffee while talking about anything from world politics to our our undying love of nature. There’s very few visits we don’t shed tears, as we delve deep into ourselves, and after the last sip of coffee is gone I leave with a refreshed spirit and a calmness that remains. It’s not the house that’s done that….it’s her and the love she has put into filling it with love. I live in a small cozy home, just me and my little fuzzy puppy. In the autumn I like to fix it up for the coming winter, making it all cozy with the soft scent of my favourite candles burning and my chair, blanket, and kindle all ready for me to snuggle in for the long cold winter. So no matter where you live or what your house is…..work to make it a home, all it takes is a little bit of love!

Ok……as you can see, there’s no sexy outfits here, I’m not baring any skin or looking sexy. In fact, I’m sitting on the front step of this incredible build from Galland Homes with my ever present mug of coffee and enjoying the early morning sun on the other side of this house. It has everything it needs for you to make it your home! You’re looking at the upper part of just a portion of ‘Laurel Ridge’, the newest release which is available now at FaMESHed. I’ve always loved the look of a log house, and this does not disappoint. From it’s two story wall of windows on the one side and the cozy fireplace in a slightly sunken living area with a balcony above, there’s enough room for a large family with all kinds of potential to make it a home. The main floor consists of a great room, kitchen/dining area, powder room, and master suite while the 2nd floor is two bedrooms with a gorgeous are overlooking the great room. It has a footprint of 31X25m and a land impact of 232 and comes in a rezz box for easy moving to get it in just the right place. You can visit the Galland Homes Facebook page.

All the Love I Have Inside

I won’t desecrate any art work of such beauty with my words, that usually lack the grace that classic art, like the sculpture behind me, deserves. What I will do is share with you a lovely romantic song. I’m not a romantic so I find it hard to relate….but I’ll try my best! 🙂

All The Love I Have Inside

When I wake up in the morning she is there,
With her sleepy smile and a long night of windy hair,
And when I hold her close beside me,
Well it feels so good,
That I’d like to stay here all day long,
If there’s a way that I could;

And when we go downstairs and start off onto the day,
Just one more cup of coffee, and I’m on my way,
We may not have perfection,
But we’re halfway there,
And I know it’s sentimental,
But I just wanted to say,
That all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you;
And when I’ve had a heavy day and I’m going home,
She gives me time if she sees I want to be alone,
Ah but when the evening’s over,
And we go to bed,
Here comes the same old feeling,
It’s like a song in my head,
Well all the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you,
All the love I have inside me is for you;
Here’s my love song to you, you…

~Chris De Burgh~

I have nothing more to say. 🙂

But, you’re not getting away that easy without me babbling about something! I’m excited to show you the newest release from [Bad Hair Day]! This is ‘Qalb’ and it’s got some cool angles and lines that I must say seemed a little daunting for me! But, not one to back down from a challenge, I think I managed it quite well! You can’t see the other side but it’s a shaved hair base showing so it would be a great way to show off your favourite! You know that [BAD] hair has a HUGE colour palette, that every hair has two layers to colour independently, and that there’ a mirrored version included! You knew that right?

I’m sitting quietly beside the always gorgeous art work of Silas Merlin. This is ‘The Abduction of Psyche’ and it’s from the ‘Bouguereau’ gacha set available at the Le Six Event. The set consists of 8 commons and 1 RARE, and all are classic beauty. You can see more work from Silas Merlin at The Silas Gallery.

I’m perched on the ‘Accent Gift Chair’ from the ‘Kate’s Vintage Chairs’ collection from Nutmeg.

I’ve made a few stops in at the sale at the /erratic/ main store and this time around I picked up the ‘Cecilia Lingerie’ in ivory.

Just to let you know, the gorgeous skin I’ve been wearing for the last while has a release date! ‘Raine’ will be released on November 15 at Appliquè! I’m so excited, I think this is the most gorgeous skin that Avada has released, she’s stunning with her oh so kissable lips! 🙂 I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using pose 5m from the ‘Thoughts’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.

I’ve added a bit of lighting from my handy dandy LumiPro….I couldn’t live without it! Well, that’s going a little far…but you know what I mean. 🙂

And that’s it folks!

Corner Gas

In my part of Canada there’s a corner gas station in most small towns along the vast miles of highways in the province. The TV show ‘Corner Gas‘ was a really cute Canadian show that went for 6 seasons and was filmed mostly in a small town in the south end of the province. I enjoyed it…it had a quirky sense of humour and depicted any rural town in the country, but most notably the prairies. There were quite a few guest stars in it during it’s run, the one I remember best is The Tragically Hip as the local garage band. I had driven past the main outdoor set many times in my travels, but sadly The Ruby and the gas station connected to it were demolished in 2016 and the town grocery store, the FOO MAR T, was lost to fire in 2014. The grain elevator still stands, with the town’s name ‘Dog River’ painted on it, which is in fact the fictional name of the town. Normally us Canadians rely solely on the US for our entertainment, but ‘Corner Gas’ was a show made entirely here that was really fairly successful. I enjoyed seeing how we, as Canadians and prairie folk, were depicted. Since I’ve lived near a couple of small towns for most of my life, the fact is, every small town does have the characters in the show. That’s what makes any community so interesting…..the characters!

Today, I’m waiting in the late evening for my shift to end, just killing time hoping no other cars pull up for gas. I don’t mind pumping gas….there’s lots of fresh air and it’s a fairly mundane job! If only there was no public involved…but then again any kind of retail work relies on the public. But, with my cooler full of beverages and the radio playing all the old classic rock I love, the setting sun casts wonderful shadows and it’s nice just to sit here and be at peace. The feature today is the ‘Gas Station’ from KraftWork and available now at FaMESHed. I’ve kept my surroundings simple to help focus on what’s part of the ‘Gas Station’ and to show what potential there is. After all the ruckus of the October round FaMESHed, this is in a new venue and I have to say I was one of the minority who really liked the build from October. The lag was no worse than any other busy event and although not as easy to shop, it was a really stunning creation. I felt bad for the builders and the entire FaMESHed group, they didn’t deserve the backlash they received. In my humble opinion, anyway! Anyway, about this incredible build from NODNOL Jameson of KraftWork. It has a land impact of 70 and a footprint of 23X22m. It’s highly detailed with an incredible amount of potential to make your corner gas station as realistic as possible. The entire station is in one piece to make placing and moving it so easy and it’s perfectly designed to make recreating real life fun! The two bay garage and gas lanes are sized to fit cars and trucks and the store is big enough to carry all of the convenience store goods. FaMESHed runs until November 27, which sounds like a long way away, but time flies….especially if you’re having Second Life fun. 🙂 Also from KraftWork is the ‘Majestic Radio’ from the ‘Vintage Radio’ gacha set. It comes with a decor only version and a version scripted to play your favourite station.

The ‘Lawn Chair – Yellow’ and ‘Cooler, red’ are from the ‘Open Road’ gacha set from Consignment. I have to admit that I have no idea if there’s anything in the cooler….but if there is I’ll be happy to share!

And as for my outfit? I’m wearing the ‘Relaxed Blouse’ from Tres Blah and the ‘Soft Stretch Jeans, smoke blue’ from the ‘Mini Jacket and Jeans’ gacha set from Mikunch and available now at SaNaRae. The ‘Gentleman’s Sunglasses’ are from Izzie’s. and the ‘USAGI Trainers’ from [Vale Koer].

The ‘Jisun’ hair is from [monso] and available at FaMESHed.

It all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which should be released shortly, I’ll be the first to know…so keep watching for the date! It’s on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I'm On My Way!

I’ve always thought that there’s nothing so decadent as being able to go to a bar or lounge for drinks in the middle of the afternoon. I think it comes from the years that I was on the road. I had many a day sitting in the home city of the company I worked for, waiting for a load to take somewhere. If it was a Friday afternoon and I still had no load, then it might mean a weekend waiting, but that wasn’t always a bad thing. I’d spend my time at the truck stop, awaiting word of a load to pick up so I’d have a destination to go to. I usually wasn’t alone, several other drivers from the same company would all wait around, all hoping the satellite in the truck had a waiting message saying there’s somewhere to go. In those days I was a drinker….enjoying time, when possible, with fellow drivers at the bar, to then make my way back to my truck in the middle of the night and awaken the next morning to begin the waiting again. If 4 PM came and went without word, the beverage of choice changed from coffee to whatever I happened to have a taste for. In those days it was usually rye and coke. For my American friends that’s whiskey, I’ve ordered rye and coke in bars in the States and the bartender usually gave me an odd look. But anyway, I no longer partake in alcoholic beverages, its been many years since I’ve had any. When I had first stopped drinking I went out with the girls from work one evening and I got verbally abused for not being any fun since I quit drinking….so I stay home now, where I can have my own kind of fun. At least now I don’t have any coworkers calling me boring….and I don’t wake up with a terrible hangover…and look at the money I save by not drinking! Unfortunately, fun for me is now sitting in my chair with a blanket over my knees buying copious amounts of things from the shopping channel while petting every one of my 49 cats! 😛

I’m on my way to the local watering hole at Mother Road and I’m sporting the ‘Danja Oxfords’ from Ingnue. They get me from point A to point B with no sore feet and looking fine! These are the ‘coffee’ version and are HUD driven with six textures, I’ve chosen the plaid this time around. They fit the SLink flat feet.

I’m completely in love with the ‘Soft Stretch Jeans’ from Mikunch and available at the current round of SaNaRae. This is the black version and there’s 8 commons and 2 rare to play for in the ‘Mini Jacket and Jeans’ gacha set. The jeans each have 2 fits and 5 cuff options via HUD with the whole set being incredible in quality and fit! The set is exclusive for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’ve added a pair of dark brown socks from the ‘Cozy Tights’ set from Izzie’s.

I’m wearing the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

This pose is from the ‘Travelogue’ set of poses from oOo Studio Poses.