Del May

Hanging By A Moment

Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I’m closer to where I started, I’m chasing after you

I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you

Forgetting all I’m lacking, completely incomplete
I’ll take your invitation, you take all of me now

I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you
I’m living for the only thing I know
I’m running and not quite sure where to go
And I don’t know what I’m diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

There’s nothing else to lose, there’s nothing else to find
There’s nothing in the world that can change my mind
There is nothing else
There is nothing else
There is nothing else

Desperate for changing, starving for truth
I’m closer to where I started, I’m chasing after you

I’m falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I’ve held on to
I’m standing here until you make me move
I’m hanging by a moment here with you
I’m living for the only thing I know
I’m running and not quite sure where to go
And I don’t know what I’m diving into
Just hanging by a moment here with you

Just hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment
I’m hanging by a moment
Just hanging by a moment here with you

Hanging By a Moment‘ ~Lifehouse~

Thank you so much, Vrir. ♥

Pose: ‘Finders Keepers’ by Del May.

Hood Ornament

Has anyone noticed the lack of hood ornaments on cars? That’s what used to make a vehicle interesting back in the day! My Dad used to have an early 50’s Ford truck and it had this huge airplane on the hood, I mean it was HUGE! It was one of the most noticeable things on a vehicle and made each one distinguishable from the rest. Nowadays, everything looks alike, at least for me. I have no idea how I’d identify the make of a car if I needed to! Unless I see the back with the name on it I don’t have a clue. I mean, I can tell the difference between the ‘H’ of a Honda versus a Hyundai, but most of the basic sedans are all the same to me. So, if you happen to commit a crime with me watching you’re pretty sure to get away, because when the cops ask what the vehicle looked like I’d have to say it was a sedan…..make or year, you ask? Ummm……….could have been a Ford or Chev…not sure…maybe a Subaru….maybe from somewhere between 1998 and 2015? *shrugs* I’m better with trucks, which were always called ‘half tons’ here, until we adopted the more American term ‘pick up’! Oh….and here it has been known as an ‘end gate’ not a ‘tail gate’, but now I’m splitting hairs! Anyway, just thinking out loud this morning!

I may be one of the more unique hood ornaments in recent memory! I’m not sure what this fashion style would be called, but a friend did say, ‘that’s not gangster!’….and since I’m a farm girl from Canada, I’m about as far removed from ‘gangsta’ as a person can be! I started out with the ‘Dina Denim Mini Skirt'(ephasis on the word ‘mini) and the ‘Gigi Hoodie’ which are 2 of the 3 parts of the ‘Lush’ outfit from [QE] Designs. The outfit includes the ‘Aly Boots’, which I’m not wearing here, and the whole thing is on sale this weekend at the main store. The hood on the hoodie is detachable and I chose not to add it this time, to be a little cooler in this desert environment. 🙂 All parts are HUD driven with lots of colour options and fitted for the 3 major mesh bodies.

I absolutely love the ‘Flowers Galore’ tattoo from Wild Roots!! It comes in colour and black and white versions, with 3 ink tones and is compatible with pretty much any body you may be using. I’m a huge fan of flora and fauna so this was a no-brainer when choosing a tattoo to wear. The detailing is amazing, as is to be expected from Sandowl Violet, and this is one of the more spectacular works! It’s available now at The Skin Fair 2018, which runs until March 25. I’m not sure if it’s slowing down at all but here are the slurls for the north sim and the south sim.

The ‘Jessie’ hair and hat combo are from a collaboration between Besom X Flite. It’s from a gacha and it’s my go-to hair when I want to have a bit of attitude!

As always, my looks all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a bit of eye shadow from the ‘Tiana Eye make up’ set from Zibska.

This is the ‘Jump Me, male’ pose from Del May!

I’m on top of the car beside the ‘Better call Saul’ billboard at Mother Road.

What a Beautiful Mess!

When I thought about starting a blog I really had no idea what I was doing. I had been writing little blurbs on flickr to go along with my very early, and less than stellar pictures, but I really had no clue what a blog would involve. I was a noob, what can I say, but the good thing about that is, we all were at one point. There is no one on this planet who didn’t start something as a beginner. In all honesty I can say that I can’t look at my past pictures, and there are times that I’d love to delete them and just have my newer pictures on flickr. But, there’s no way I’m doing that because all of my pictures on flickr are a visual diary of my Second Life. It may be a little rough around the edges, but like my past in real life, it can’t be denied and it’s something to be proud of, seeing the changes and hopefully getting better. I hope 5 years from now I can look back at pictures I do today and not want to look at them, it means I’ve gotten better, and there’s always room for improvement, for anyone. What I was going to write about is the name of the blog! The song, ‘Beautiful Mess‘ by Diamond Rio came on the radio one day when I was considering a blog and once I heard the line, ‘what a beautiful mess’ I knew that was IT! I do admit I’ve gone through many phases of music tastes and country has been in the rotation at times. On a side note, I have to say I’m not a fan of what today’s country music has become. There are some artists I like, but the early 90’s country was some of the best in my opinion. So anyway, that’s where the name of the blog came from, I added the exclamation mark to it, because I’m totally infatuated with them! Seriously…..I know I over use them…but I can’t seem to stop! Please…someone……I think I need help giving them up. 😀

It’s all about the ink today! I know I’ve mentioned my love for virtual tattoos in the past, but I’ll say it again. I just love tattoos in Second Life, so many great artists, and one of the best in my opinion is Sandowl Violet of Wild Roots, which used to be Pimp My Sh!t, for anyone who’s been out of touch these last months. She’s so creative and her artwork has such fantastic detail, oh…and she’s a fellow Canadian, HI5! 😀 This is the ‘Queen’ version from the ‘Chess Pieces’ matching couples tattoos. There’s a ‘king’ version included too, so you can take your pick. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies, including Omega and also TMP mesh bodies and the classic avatars that are still out there. Pimp My Sh!t releases are still available on the upper floor of the main store.

I’m wearing the ‘Tinker’ panties from Blueberry here! One thing for sure is they know how to make sexy panties!

One of my favourite hairs from NO.MATCH is NO.SHELTER. It’s a classic!

This is completely edited, but I’ll mention I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is ‘Out of Patience’ from Del May.

Cold, Cold Hands

The old saying is ‘cold hands, warm heart’, but I have no idea if it’s true or not. I like to think that regardless of the temperature of my hands, my heart is warm. I don’t think how the body works has anything to do with personality traits, it would be more accurate if the saying was, ‘cold hands, poor circulation’, or something like that. If you want to know if someone has a warm heart, just look in their eyes, the eyes can tell you what you need to know. But, it’s not about looking at the eyes themselves, it’s seeing what’s behind them. To say someone has blue or brown eyes means nothing, it’s how much love is in them, or how much hate, anger, or indifference. Does the persons eyes smile when the lips do, or do they remain cold or dead. But, back to the cold hands that I mentioned earlier, I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here it’s impossible to not have cold hands, or feet, or any other part of ones anatomy! Because here, it’s not just your a** that’s going to freeze off, it’s everything. It’s noon right now and I’m sitting in the mid day sunshine, which is very nice, but the sun hides the true day. It’s a balmy -27°C outside right now with a light breeze which makes it feel like -37°C, which isn’t terrible, heck it’s warmed up quite a bit from early this morning. When I got out of bed it was -34°C with a breeze making it feel like -45°C! That is the kind of cold that can take your breath away, literally! FYI, the weather forecast for this area is this kind of cold for the foreseeable future, niiiice! 😛

I went to a few snowy sims looking for a place to take a picture and I decided on BinemustSnow at the Binemust sim.

Since I’m out in the cold, I’m dressed for the weather, kind of. I donned my ‘Puff Jacket Set’ from fame femme. The high neck and long sleeves do help against the cold, but that little gap on the midriff sends chills right through me.

I got into the new round of ~uber~ and grabbed the ‘Swear Lexi Engineer Boots’ from Lapointe & Bastchild! The texturing is top notch with a huge HUD with lots of options, including worn or clean boots and socks that can be worn or not. They fit perfectly over the ‘Swear Aspen Leggings’, also from L&B.

The boots work perfectly with the ‘Kaylah Jeans’ from Just Because, too!

My hair is ‘Pepper, naturals’ from [KoKoLoReS]. I love the shorts styles!

This picture is doctored a little bit so the skin isn’t accurately portrayed here, but it’s the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is the ‘Mhm’ pose from Del May.

Not All Anniversary's Are Happy

On this night many years ago I felt a cold coming on, I watched a bit of TV while sipping a NeoCitron, then went to bed to try to sleep it off. Little did I know that I’d wake up about 5 hours later, at 1 in the morning, smelling a strong acrid smoke so thick I could barely see across the room. But, that is what happened, my eyes were burning as I jumped from my bed trying to yell but having no voice from breathing in the smoke and fumes. I finally manage a strangled yell of ‘fire’ in order to awaken my parents. As we rushed down the stairs, a bright glow from the living room greets us and the smoke worsens, it’s pitch black in the rest of the house and we begin coughing. I hear things breaking and Mum and Dad trying to get the fire extinguisher and some water to dampen the flames, as I run to the front door, grab a pair of shoes to prop the door open with. I run outside into a raging blizzard, the snow just about up to my knees, but I don’t notice I have no shoes on and I’m wearing only a nightie. I get to the garage and get the car out……Mum and Dad come running out onto the step, and I’m sure my look of panic and fear is much like what I’m seeing on their faces. The house I had lived in for most of my life at that point burned to the ground that night, when the volunteer fire department is 10 miles away and there’s 0 visibility in snow and blowing snow, it’s inevitable that it’s not going to end well. On the morning of December 23 of that year, the list of everything that I owned was 1 nightie and 1 pair of panties, but we were safe, and that was all that mattered. Mum and Dad didn’t fare any better in saving anything of theirs Dad and a neighbour had managed to save a few Christmas gifts that were beside the back door, but they smelled so badly of smoke they couldn’t be used, and really all they did was remind us of what we had lost. I still feel panic deep in me when I think of that night, and every year the anniversary comes around and I find it hard to not think of it. It bothers me, and probably always will. I think about what the outcome would have been if I hadn’t woken up. But, I guess it wasn’t our time…..so here we are, another year behind us, and another December 22 to bring it all back.

I’m having a quiet evening at home alone, it’s snowing a little outside, but I’m going to have a hot shower and make a cup of tea to relax and try to think of happy thoughts. This picture depicts my feelings today, and I guess what I want to say is, no matter what you have going on in your life, remember to tell the people you love how much they mean to you, because things can happen in the blink of an eye and the world as you know it can change beyond belief.

I’m using the ‘Becoming Nothing’ pose from Del May, here. I love the emotions this pose has!

I’m wearing the Tank and Hipster panties from Maitreya here. Along with the ‘Mayu’ hair from Argrace. As always, my skin is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.