Emery

Goodbye

I’ve got our love to remember
That will never change
I have you in my head
And though I’ll never hold you
And I’m still asking why
I guess that this is goodbye

My dreams suddenly seem so empty
I could go it on my own
But I feel like playin’ dead
And for what feels like the first time
I don’t know where you are tonight
I guess that this is goodbye

We lived half our lives together
A cloud full of tears
It’s a lot of weight to bear
And the sun, it may be shining
But there’s an ocean in my eyes
Cause I know that this is goodbye
Cause I know that this is goodbye
I know that this is goodbye

Goodbye ~Eddie Vedder~

I’m a person of few words this morning. I’ve been a bit of a downer of late and, as such, it’s been a struggle to find any creativity. I’ve managed to get a picture I’m OK with, and an outfit I love, so since I have little to say, I guess 2 out of 3 ain’t bad! Oh…..and if the pic or the lack of topic for the blog post today doesn’t float your boat…..enjoy some Eddie Vedder…he can make any day perfect!

Today it’s all about the boots! The ‘Addison Boots’ are from Ingenue and exclusive to the fall round of Shoetopia! They fit the SLink and Maitreya mid feet and come in twelve colours. The first thing I thought when I saw these was…omg…I love these boots, but then I thought….oh…but what pants to wear with them! The age old SL problem of pants under boots is completely negated here! These boots are a loose fit around the ankle and also not so high that they interfere with the pant leg. These are the perfect autumn boots!

The ‘Taylor Suede Leggings’ from Emery are available at the September round of ~uber~ and are a must have for this fall fashion season. They come in 7 colours and are an exclusive fit for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m ready to bring out the heavier tops for fall so the first one I wanted to wear is the ‘Quilted Crop Top’ from Tetra. It’s super long sleeves and nice midriff baring hemline make it one of my favourites.

The ‘HOTARU’, black hair is from Argrace.

To make sure my ankles stay warm I’ve added the ‘Cozy Tights’ from Izzie’s.

There’s not much detail seen here, but my whole look starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is ‘Wall Sulk’ from Del May.

I’m using the ‘Airport Scene, Rare’ from Pseudo.

Crash & Burn

hours spent trying to get a picture – 6

cups of coffee consumed during this time – 7

crashes while attempting to take a picture – 11

final shot in only one take – priceless

It was a day of agony for me in Second Life! I woke up with the hopes of getting a picture done and the blog post posted all before noon. But, SL had a different idea. Either Second Life was super glitchy today or my signal sucked, but either way it made life in SL painful, very painful. I had the pose picked out, the outfit done, and I even knew where I was going to take the picture. so needless to say when I crashed on my first attempt I was a little miffed. It wasn’t just a freeze up…it was an all out boot, gone, outa here. And so I log in and try again, because at first it could just be a minor issue….it does happen to me….so I wasn’t alarmed at all. I get back in, all set up and have the angle right……and poof….gone again! Well, I’m patient and determined so I’ll give it another go! And again……so after a few times I gave up, pretending I didn’t want to take a picture anyway. I did some browsing and visited the new round of N21, which is always a good event. I tried again a little later in the day and since I now have the location and wind light and everything all chosen, it doesn’t take long to get ready. This time it slows down, I get the little round spinny thing telling me to wait and I’m hoping, with fingers crossed, and…….it’s gone! Needless to say, I did more shopping and even though I should have been doing something productive, I just wasn’t in the mood. It came to a total of 11 crashes during several attempts during the day. But, at one point, the photo gods were in my favour. I carefully got everything set, hoping it would work, but not expecting it to, and lo and behold! Eureka!!!! We have lift off!! Arms in the air…it’s up and it’s good!! Ok….ahem…I got a little carried away there, but with the day I’ve had I felt such relief. I’m not sure if all the effort was worth it, I thought a few things could have been tweaked, but there was no way I’m trying it again. I just want to get this done, and call it a day. 😀

I have a few things going on in this one, and for a girl that doesn’t like heights….I’m at it again. I’m balancing on the balustrade, concentrating hard trying not to fall. I know it’s not the fall that hurts, it’s the landing…..but I want to avoid both of those if I can.

So lets start, shall we? I have two things to show you from the September round of Men Only Monthly! First off, is the pose. This is pose 2 from the ‘Egypt’ set of bento poses from Animosity, I will specify that they are intended for men, but I can make them work with just a few tweaks to my shape. The set includes a nice variety of poses, 6 in total, and ranging from stands, balancing, and sitting or laying. They’re the perfect set for enjoying a fall evening on the balcony. MOM runs until October 15.

Also at Men Only Monthly, is the ‘Mjolnirr Necklace’ from !NFINITY. It’s known as ‘Thor’s hammer’ and it’s the weapon that ‘Thor’, from Norse mythology, carries in to war. Thor is the god of thunder, lightening, wind, rain, and oak trees, so I don’t think it’s a great idea to p**s him off! Anyway, the necklace is unrigged mesh, scripted to resize and comes in three metals with each metal having 3 cord options.

I’m wearing the September VIP group gift from [KoKoLoReS], here, and it’s always been one of my faves. It’s ‘Jin’ and it’s unrigged mesh with the VIP gift HUD including 6 versatile colours. You’ve got until the end of the month to pick it up and if you’re not a VIP I do suggest you become one! A one time fee of 250L$ you’ll get a monthly gift, and I do mean a regular monthly gift! Well worth it!

The ‘Cozumel, royal blue’ is from Emery. I think I look a little disheveled with a nice and casual bed head and bit of a wrinkly top! This is pretty darn close to me in RL! 😀

I had lost this cute little kitty tattoo in my inventory for quite awhile, but I stumbled upon it the other day and was pleasantly surprised. It’s the ‘Black Cat tattoo’ from Carol G Tattoo. I think it was part of a ‘Bish Box’ and I looked on MP and in the main store but couldn’t find it! So, I’m not sure if it’s available!

The ‘Dita Denim Shorts’ are from Lapointe & Bastchild.

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. My mesh eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

I found out about Arranmore from a friend and I’m going to be doing more exploring in the next month or so. I know there’s a tent with really creepy clowns in it. I’m sure they float down there. 😀

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!