Just One of the Guys

Just One of the Guys

Having worked in male dominated jobs most of my life, I found out early on that it’s pretty darn great being just one of the guys. I mean, if I didn’t have them, who would I talk about work with when I’m the only woman there. So, I was accepted and welcomed by most of them and treated the same as the rest. There was always the older men who would look out for me and help me, even when I didn’t need it, and then there was the ones that resented having a woman in their midst. But overall, I felt a part of the brotherhood! 🙂 There’s nothing like sitting in a bar with a table of 6 or 7 men and seeing them at their best! I don’t know what that’s like when the men are all wearing suits and ties, but when it comes to truck drivers and oil patch workers, I got to the point where nothing shocked me! I learned never to leave my drink at the table when I left to pee, the story of a drink being stirred by something other than a stir stick was always present in my mind, and it wasn’t someones finger that did the stirring!! I could always dish out the jokes, but I also could take them…..because deep down I always knew they’d always stand by my side. I chose the group of guys I surrounded myself with because, although they were rough around the edges, they had kind hearts. I never felt I had to prove myself to them, they knew I could do the jobs they did, and as well as they could. I was just one of the guys, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

When I decided to create a cozy area at home, I realized that there is no cozier place to be than a ‘man cave’. I mean, a ‘she shed’ is probably fine, but there’s something about surrounding myself in games and sports related things, along with the snacks and drinks to go along with it, that’s the ultimate in creature comforts. I’ve always loved watching sports, I don’t dress up in silly things all in the colour of my favourite teams, but I enjoy a good game of hockey or football(CFL of course)! I don’t mind baseball, although it’s a bit slow for me, and I have been known to watch the ‘Master’s Tournament’ in golf. I went through a phase of watching Nascar races every weekend and I used to watch tennis, but I’ve yet to watch a basketball game, I’ll have to do that one day! So, here I sit in the man cave, the popcorn is popping, and the brewski is ice cold, so let the games begin!

I’ll start with my outfit, here. I’m wearing the ‘Boyrfriend Jeans, country’ and ‘Knit Turtleneck, navy’ from fashionably dead and available at ~uber~, right now.

The ‘My Hair, Suzy’ is from [monso].

The ‘Swear Low Top Sneakers’ are from Lapointe & Bastchild, and right now there’s an exclusive texture HUD for them as a group gift.

My looks starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

And as for my man cave? I’m sitting on the ‘Industrial Billiards Table’ from [zerkalo], which is available in PG and Adult at the current round of Kustom9. My pose is the #10 singles animation in the billiards table. Along with the exclusive Billiards table is the ‘Billiards Z’ gacha set! I’m using the ‘Cue Rack(RARE), Billiard Frame, Hanging Lamp, Wall Bar, and the Balls Set, here.

The ‘Standing Ashtray, ‘Dude’s Rug’, ‘Boho Guitar’, and the ‘Grungy Varnished Stool’ are from various gachas from ..::THOR::... The gacha area is near the landing point, which makes it way to easy to play them all! In the main store you’ll find all kinds of good stuff, the grungy and shabby are my favourite! 😀

My newest home is the ‘Tuscany Loft’ from DaD Design.

If Walls Could Talk

If Walls Could Talk

Can you keep a secret?
Come on, ohhhh
These walls keep a secret
That only we know
But how long can they keep it
Cause we’re two lovers who lose control
We’re two shadows chasing rainbows
Behind closed windows
Behind closed doors

If walls could talk-oh
They would say “I want you more”
They would say “Hey, never felt like
this before”
And that you would always be the one for me
Just two people making memories
Too good to tell
And these arms are never empty
When we’re lying where we fall
We’re painting pictures, making magic
Taking chances,
Making love

If Walls Could Talk ~Celine Dion ~

I’m behind the scenes today, with just a post about shoes! I’m not a shoe person in real life. I wear them and when I need new ones I go buy them! I don’t shop for shoes by trying them on, walking in front of mirrors, and all! I just try one shoe on…..stand up….confirm it fits when I walk and put it back in the box and pay for it. But, I’ve found that in Second Life I really like shoes. It doesn’t hurt to wear high high heels…they’re all comfy! With this shot I’ve used the new release from GLAMISTRY HORTENSIA Heels! They’re compatible with the high SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza feet, they’re HUD driven with lots of colour options and lots of areas to customize, and they make a sexy leg, super sexy! Also, from GLAMISTRY is the men’s shoes PM 1002. They’re for the SLink feet for men, HUD driven, and also have a sock option to add! There’s lots of colour options and they come either rigged or unrigged! These are worn by men with a great sense of style!!

This was taken in The Clock Loft from DaD Design, using the Upcycled Pallet Bed, and the Repurposed Shutter(grey) from tarte, the Spotlight Lamp from Trompe Loeil, the Morrison Cushion Pile, from junk..

Hot Child in the City

Hot Child in the City

So young to be loose and on her own.
Young boys they all want to take her home.
When she comes downtown the boys all stop and stare.
When she comes downtown she walks like she just don’t care,
Yeah.

Hot child in the city,
Hot child in the city,
Runnin’ wild and lookin’ pretty,
Yeah,
Hot child in the city.

Hot Child In The City by ~Nick Gilder~

I am a country girl through and through….but I’ve spent time in larger cities too, though I’ve always felt a little out of my element! I don’t think I ever stood out as a country hick in the city…hopefully! I’ve been to most major US cities while I was on the road, except one! I never made it into New York City! I kind of regret that now…as I’d love to have seen it, but when I was offered a load of lumber into the inner part of NYC I was a little leery! I had been into inner Chicago with the big truck to make three pick ups and there was low bridges everywhere I turned, it seemed! You’ve probably seen pictures of a truck that’s over 13′ tall trying to get under a bridge that’s only 12′! It’s rather stressful navigating through those kinds of areas! So, I turned down the load to NYC to save myself that stress! One thing that saves me a whole lot of regret, though is knowing that I wouldn’t have seen Times Square or the Empire State Building…I’d have seen some grungy yard full of lumber in a not so favourable part of town! Which is what I mostly saw in all the other major cities I went to! So, NYC is still on my to-do list, but I’m not sure if I’ll ever get there! I haven’t traveled any further than one province over from my home province, in a lot of years! If I do get there though, I want to see a Rangers game in Madison Square Gardens, eat a hotdog on the street from one of the many vendors, and maybe even see where the Twin Towers were. Or maybe I could relive Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, now that would keep me busy!

While I’m on the subject of NYC, take a look at the new skybox from DaD Design! It’s called The Clock Loft skybox and it’s available at the current round of the U L T R A Event! It has a very reasonable land impact and includes an industrial shelf to add to the space. The shelf is copy/mod so you can make a whole bunch of them, if you like! The windows have seven scenes to choose from, all with different areas and lighting of NYC! Love it!

I’m wearing the September group gift(the group is free to join) from #bubbles here and it’s sexy! It’s the Luna Dress which has a lace upper and sheer skirt and it comes in fitted versions for the SLink, TMP, and Maitreya(seen here) mesh bodies and also includes fitmesh sizes! Underneath, I’ve added the High Waist Panties that also has all the same sizing as the dress! The panties are at a super low price!

The poses are from the Modern Condition A & B packs of poses from Le Poppycock! These sets, along with a the Heaven Scent couples pose, are available at the current round of The Chapter Four!

The gorgeous Flowers Tattoo is from Aurica Store! I love the bolero shaped tattoo that isn’t too dark and has lots of pretty flowers!

The Berta hair from Tableau Vivant is available at the current round of Collabor88!

And, as always, I’m wearing the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, and the casual hands and kittne feet from SLink!

As for my surroundings, the bed is the Upcycled Pallet Bed from tarte., which was part of the September Luxe Box. Also from tarte. is the Repurposed Shutter, which is on my right. On the bed is the Ragdoll Cow and Ragdoll Pig, which are from the Ragdoll Animals 2 Collection by !APHORISM!. Also on the bed is the Bric-a-Brac Desk-Phone, RARE from aisling. On my right is the Shoe Clutter, white from Garbaggio, the Greenwich Trunk from Scarlet Creative, and a nice bag, which holds items from O.M.E.N.