Black Velvet

Black Velvet

Mississippi in the middle of a dry spell
Jimmy Rogers on the Victrola up high
Mama’s dancin’ with baby on her shoulder
The sun is settin’ like molasses in the sky
The boy could sing, knew how to move, everything
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Up in Memphis the music’s like a heatwave
White lightning, bound to drive you wild
Mama’s baby’s in the heart of every school girl
“Love me tender” leaves ’em cryin’ in the aisle
The way he moved, it was a sin, so sweet and true
Always wanting more, he’d leave you longing for

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Every word of every song that he sang was for you
In a flash he was gone, it happened so soon, what could
You do?

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please

Black velvet and that little boy’s smile
Black velvet with that slow southern style
A new religion that’ll bring ya to your knees
Black velvet if you please
If you please, if you please, if you please

Black Velvet‘ ~Alannah Myles~

Isn’t this just about one of the sexiest songs there is? It goes back a few years, well way more than a few, but to me it’s as good today as it was back then. Alanah Myles is Canadian, if anyone is interested in that bit of trivia! Hey….speaking of trivia……..from my point of view as someone who knew life well before the days of having Google at my fingertips 24/7/365, …….one thing that having that level of access to information has taken away is the debate! You know those conversations where I say it was so-and-so in a movie, but you argue that it was that other guy. We then embark on a heated exchange about why I’m right and you’re wrong. All anyone has to do now is plug the name in your smartphone and voilè….instant answer. It completely negates the need for a face to face discussion, that can make a person laugh, get annoyed, or even mad while trying to convince the other of their opinion. It’s too bad, because it was always a great way to learn about someone, practice your debate skills, and it was fun! Nowadays the question is posed……both parties agree they’re not sure about the answer and both then refer to the smartphone for the answer. What fun is that……that’s just wanting instant gratification……..and there’s so much more that can come out of that. Back in the day it would have been really nice to have the answer eventually, but now it’s way too easy. I make a point of not letting anyone get the answer until it’s been discussed completely and we can at least have some face-to-face exchanges. Sure, everyone went around singing the wrong lyrics of their favourite songs all the time, but that just made life interesting…..to this day does anyone know the lyrics of ‘Blinded By the Light’ by Manfred Man…..I’m pretty sure they’re not what they sound like!!

I’m sure all you Halloween fans know it’s counting down to that day, for me it’s not a factor in life. I’ve never been a fan of it, even back when I was a kid and got the pillowcase full of candy. I just never saw the point. Well, here in SL there’s something that I do like about it….and that’s these boots from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**! The ‘HALLOWEEN Boots’ are a great design of spider web on fabulous thigh high boots, and they come with 2 versions. The leather with spider web design comes with or without blood spatter. Since I’d not been involved in a crime scene or some such thing, I chose to go with the no blood option. I’ll save them for a time when I finally lose it and feel that violence is the only option! They’re front and center at the **UTOPIA@DESIGN** main store.

OMG….the ‘Faith Dress’ from TETRA is incredible!! The buttons are threatening to come undone, the decolletage, and the short hemline all make this so sexy! It’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘G1224’ hair from tram is another 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 from Maitreya.

This pose is one of 6(plus mirrors) of the ‘Viktoria’ set of poses from Imitation. The set’s available til the end of the month at the Pose Fair.

NEW favourite sim alert!! Black Bayou Lake is perfect for photographs, all dark and spooky!

The Book Of My Life

The Book Of My Life

Let me watch by the fire and remember my days
And it may be a trick of the firelight
But the flickering pages that trouble my sight
Is a book I’m afraid to write

It’s the book of my days, it’s the book of my life
And it’s cut like a fruit on the blade of a knife
And it’s all there to see as the section reveals
There’s some sorrow in every life

If it reads like a puzzle, a wandering maze
Then I won’t understand ’til the end of my days
I’m still forced to remember,
Remember the words of my life

There are promises broken and promises kept
Angry words that were spoken, when I should have wept
There’s a chapter of secrets, and words to confess
If I lose everything that I possess
There’s a chapter on loss and a ghost who won’t die
There’s a chapter on love where the ink’s never dry
There are sentences served in a prison I built out of lies.

Though the pages are numbered
I can’t see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

There’s a chapter on fathers a chapter on sons
There are pages of conflicts that nobody won
And the battles you lost and your bitter defeat,
There’s a page where we fail to meet

There are tales of good fortune that couldn’t be planned
There’s a chapter on god that I don’t understand
There’s a promise of Heaven and Hell but I’m damned if I see

Though the pages are numbered
I can’t see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

Now the daylight’s returning
And if one sentence is true
All these pages are burning
And all that’s left is you

Though the pages are numbered
I can’t see where they lead
For the end is a mystery no-one can read
In the book of my life

The Book of My Life‘ ~Sting~

I’ve lived long enough to have gone through quite a few chapters in my life. It seems, when I look back on it, that the longest chapters were the ones that didn’t have a lot of happiness in them, and the shorter ones do, but that could just be how it seems and in reality it’s not like that. When things have been bad it felt like it was never going to be good again. But, like I’ve always told myself, ‘this too shall pass’, and it always has. Unfortunately the good passes as well as the bad and all we’re left with is now. Right now……..and it’s not about what you’re doing at this moment, it’s keeping the mind focused on this moment in time. Yea, you still have to plan for the future and you still look back and remember…..but neither of those should consume a person. I want to be completely immersed in the moment….of course it helps that times are so great for me right now, I have a wonderful man in my life, I have incredible friends, and family….what more can I want? There’s nothing in the world that could make me happier at this moment……..well……..just a second….I need a coffee…that’ll do it!

It’s early in the current round at Cosmopolitan and **UTOPIA@DESIGN** has ‘ROBIN’ exclusive to the event! As always, they’re HUD driven with 12 presets for easy colour change, plus there’s 6 areas to customize with 10 colours, plus metals options. There’s also 5 levels of glossiness and they’re fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh feet. This round of Cosmopolitan runs until September 22.

The ‘Long Sweater’ is from Tres Blah and available now at Collabor88. It’s a classic that I’ll be wearing a lot, I think.

The ‘Yumi’ hair is from [monso] and also available at C88.

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 from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Book Lovers’ sets of poses from Le Poppycock. The cat is included as a prop as are books, but I’m using books from the ‘Stockholm Bedroom Set’ fromm BAZAR here.

I’m perusing the books in the ‘James Joyce Library’ from KraftWork. The ‘Apple Basket’ is from Raindale.

Lovesong

Lovesong

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am home again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am whole again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am free again
Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am clean again

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you
I will always love you

However far away I will always love you
However long I stay I will always love you
Whatever words I say I will always love you

I’ll always love you
I’ll always love you
‘Cause I love you
Love, love, love…

Lovesong‘ ~The Cure~

I was running to get into the September round of Collabor88 bright and early yesterday and when I left I had an empty wallet, and my arm was sore from carrying so many bags! So I made multiple costume changes throughout the day but had no wardrobe malfunctions, so all in all it was a good day!

The first thing I grabbed was the ‘Long Sweater’ from Tres Blah! It was one of those instances that the phrase, ‘ask and ye shall receive’ fit! Since it’s sweater weather in my real world a new one is perfect timing, and Vrir and I had discussed all the great things about oversized sweaters, so when I got to C88 it was like it had a ray of sunlight on it and it was calling my name! I got the fat pack to get the 5 bonus colours. It’s fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza(Isis/Freya).

The ‘Yumi’ hair is from [monso], and it’s new and exclusive to Collabor88, too!

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 from Maitreya.

The pose is ‘Model 823’ from Manifeste.

Take Me Away

Take Me Away

Imagine myself in an automobile
A hundred miles an hour, only me at the wheel
I want it to shine, to be only mine
The engine has to be just one of a kind

How many dollars do I need sir?
You know I sure don’t have a lot
There must be something we can work out
Well, I’ll take it anyway

I guess I could make room for one, a bottle of rum
You and me together riding into the sun
Live without care, with the wind in my hair
I’m driving through the desert, yeah I’ll go anywhere

Take me where the wheels take me, far away
Wheels take me, I can’t stay
Wheels take me, any place today

Imagine myself in an automobile
A hundred miles an hour if you know how I feel
Alone with my mind, leave my worries behind
I might even reach the border, it’s just a matter of time

I said take me where the wheels take me, far away
Wheels take me, I can’t stay
Wheels take me, any place today

Oh I’m going to San Diego, here I come
San Francisco, it won’t be long
Sacramento, yeah in the sun
I just might go

Oh, I said I’m going to San Diego and San Jose
San Fransisco and hang by the bay
Sacramento, yeah all the way
I just might go all the way to Mexico
I just might go all the way down to Mexico

Automobile‘ ~Kaleo~

I’m so glad I had a childhood before technology! It’s a good thing, because it’s not like I had a choice in the matter, we all just kind of happen when we’re meant to. When I look back on the first road trip I remember the family taking, and then think about parents today and what they keep kids occupied with on road trips, I have to chuckle. Nowadays it’s get the earbuds and throw ‘Finding Nemo’ into the DVD player or play games on the phone and everyone just stay in your own world. The first trip I remember took place when I was about 5 or 6, just a young’n, the destination was British Columbia to see my aunt and uncle and it was Mum and Dad and my sister and I. I remember being super excited because Mum had bought us new stuff for the trip. We had pads of paper with new pencil crayons and regular crayons, I had a bunch of new little plastic horses to play with, and the pièce de résistance was a blowy thing. I remember it perfectly, it was hand held, made of beige plastic and had little piano keys on one side in all kinds of colours. I have no idea what it was called, but my sister and I both had one. The idea was to play it like a little keyboard while blowing in it, but needless to say the blowing in it was easy, the playing it and making music, not so much. As an adult I’ve asked myself this many times, why………when parents normally don’t want the kids to have toys that make noise, would Mum buy, not one….but two noisy toys for us? I like to think that my sister and I were really good kids and were generally quiet, so the little bit of noise we may make, wouldn’t bother anyone. I don’t think I’ve ever asked her, I’m going to……see what her take on it was. Back in those days a road trip consisted of lots of nibbles, new fun toys and watching for license plates from other provinces and States. For some reason I remember watching for cows too……even at that age I loved cows! 😀 A road trip now isn’t that much different for me, there’s nibbles, and watching for cows, I still check out license plates but I don’t have the blowy thing anymore, now it’s just singing as loudly as possible every good driving song I know.

As you can see, it appears Liz is on a road trip! She’s ended up in the back seat, but that’s OK…..lots of time for thinking and watching the miles pass by! I’m in the ’64 Chev Impala SS which is in front of the diner at Mother Road.

I want you to take a look at my featured item today! It’s the ‘Jaclyn Earrings’ from Elle Boutique and exclusive to the Vintage Fair. The Vintage Fair is an event that I look forward to and with it only here once a year, I’m always excited when it finally opens! It’s everything retro and Elle has created these earrings that are right outa the ’70s! They’re HUD driven with 16 colours for the hoops, 7 metals and they’re also SL materials enabled. They resize on touch and oh…did I mention they’re really great looking? The Vintage Fair runs until June 24.

The ‘H0527’ hair is from tram and it’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Sabrina Top’ is from /erratic/. I love this top……so summery and cool!

The ‘Enigma’ tattoo is from Queen oF Ink.

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 from Maitreya.

The pose is from the ‘Maya’ set of poses from RK Poses.

Ooohh Ooooh Oooh Oooh

Ooohh Ooooh Oooh Oooh

Do you hear me, I’m talking to you
Across the water across the deep blue ocean
Under the open sky, oh my, baby I’m trying
Boy, I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea
I keep you with me in my heart
You make it easier when life gets hard

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

They don’t know how long it takes
Waiting for a love like this
Every time we say goodbye
I wish we had one more kiss
I’ll wait for you, I promise you, I will

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
Lucky we’re in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

And so I’m sailing through the sea
To an island where we’ll meet
You’ll hear the music fill the air
I’ll put a flower in your hair
Though the breezes through the trees
Move so pretty you’re all I see
As the world keeps spinning round
You hold me right here right now

Lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been
Lucky to be coming home again
I’m lucky we’re in love in every way
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed
Lucky to be coming home someday

Ooohh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooooh ooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh

Lucky‘ ~Jason Mraz (feat. Colbie Caillat)

I bet you’re wondering what the heck’s with the title for this post. Since finding the right title for a new post is one of the hardest things to do, I started using the name or a phrase from the song I’m featuring. Well, the name of the song is ‘Lucky’ which didn’t thrill be and while scanning the lyrics of it nothing really jumped out at me. So, instead of trying to say something profound, I opted for the more generic ‘ooohh’ part of the lyrics. I wish it had had some ‘mmmm’s’ or some ‘uh huh’s’, but the ‘ooooh’ will have to do. You know people have written blog posts about naming blog posts, giving all kinds of hints on making it say what you want. In the beginning of my blogging I’d spend more time thinking of a title for it than it would take me to write the whole thing, slurls and all. I do try to make it mean something, but there’s no promises, as you can see by the title of this one! Ooohh oooooh oooh oooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, etc etc!

I know the month has has been speeding by and I’m just now telling you about the ‘Hester Top’ from *Just BECAUSE*, but I’m hoping the saying ‘better late than never’ holds true in this instance. This top is available until June 6 at Collabor88 and with the hot weather upon us, at least in my part of the world, a cool top is needed. It comes in tons of colours with the fatpack including 26 colours plus 4 bonus prints, the ruffle has an on/off toggle and it’s fitted for the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass/Physique) and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies.

The super versatile ‘Lila Jeans’ are from Blueberry. The fatpack includes tons of colours for the denim and metals, plus both ‘cutie’ and ‘Blueberry’ bootie options.

The ‘Lakia’ hair is from +elua+, this is from the ‘cafe’ pack of colours.

My look all starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I wanted to look kind of happily dreamy for this one, so I’m putting my animations HUD from Catwa to good use.

I got into Shiny Shabby on the first day and the ‘Old Tricycle’ in green, from Nutmeg, caught my eye. It has male and female poses made by RK Poses, but of course I have to be different and use a pose from the ‘Single Poses set 16’ from The Owl.

I’m at the always lovely Neverfar sim for this picture. I’m a group member to make rezzing possible.