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Friday Fun

So, after getting through a rough couple weeks, I’m ready for some Friday Fun! And what exactly is Friday Fun, you ask? Well, it could be anything, really! For me, it’s just finding a little bit of peace, after some pretty stressful days. So, since I did retail therapy during those trying times, I’m not going shopping. I took in quite a few live shows in the last few evenings, so I might do that again this evening. Heck, I think I’ll even stay up later than normal, and although I’d love to have a few Caesars, they’ll have to be virgin since I don’t drink! But that’s doable….I have what I need for them and I can pretend I’m getting drunk. I can slur my words, wobble when I walk and since I’ll be in world but alone in RL, I can hug random people in-world and tell them how much they mean to me, even if I don’t know them! I try to have fun in Second Life no matter what’s going on in my real life, and I think that’s most important! Why would I bring any unhappiness in-world with me, when I can be and do anything I want while I’m here. It’s not always easy when bad things are happening in life, but even the smallest bit of enjoyment can be an improvement over reality. So, get out there and have some fun, doing whatever floats your boat! 😀

I’ve been sitting at the bus stop for awhile, just reading and getting a cold butt, but hopefully the bus is coming along any minute and I can get where I need to be. I’m sitting at the ‘Urban Bus Stop Scene’ from the ‘Bus Stop props and scenes’ gacha from KraftWork, and available now on the one and only HUD driven gacha, PocketGacha! The set includes 6 common and 1 rare, all with lots of ways to customize! The January round of PocketGacha runs until the end of the month!

The book and sitting pose are part of the ‘Book Lovers’ set of props and poses from Le Poppycock. I’ve used this set before and it’s so versatile. There’s books and cats for props, but unless a stray cat comes around I thought it unlikely I’d be petting one here!

My outfit for this little outing is the incredible ‘Leather Jacket & Sweater’ from fame femme! This is the Black version of the jacket and can be worn with or without the sweater, which is HUD driven with 11 really pretty colours.

The ‘DWL Jeans, classic, skinny’ are from Blueberry.

I know you can only see enough of the boots I’m wearing to know that I have some on, they are the versatile ‘Tactical Flip Boots’ from [VALE KOER].

The ‘WAKANA’ hair is from Argrace, it’s one of my all time faves!

I started with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Santa's Hidey-Hole

I always dreamed of the decadent comforts that could be had in ones very own hidey-hole. That little place to crawl into when I need to escape reality for awhile. It would be all warm and cozy with lots of blankets and pillows, maybe a little wood stove to heat some milk for hot chocolate. I’d have a nice collection of books, about a wide variety of things, just in case the book I’m reading at the time doesn’t thrill me. I think I’d only wear pajamas in there, not a nightie but the pants and top men’s type pajamas with slippers….no….big wooly socks. I’d have my phone with me, but only reply to the ones I want to, which on most days is very few, so this wouldn’t be anything new. The phone would also be good to have with me in case I need to call someone to bring me something to make my little retreat a bit more comfortable, like cookies or maybe a slice of brownie, or two. I think it would also be nice to have a cat with me, for a little company. They’re not demanding like a dog, and they don’t mind if I ignore them, but it would be comforting to have a little bit of company. Oh, and of course I’d only go to this retreat in the winter, I don’t normally want a wood stove and hot chocolate on a hot summer day. At least thinking about this in December still leaves me lots of time to get something built before spring, because up here, getting to spring is a long term goal, it’s not in the near future, that’s for sure!

I’d like to thank Robert Galland of Galland Homes for building this little hut for Santa, because if it wasn’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be posting any festive pictures this year. Still not in the mood, sorry all! But, I created a little area for Santa to retreat to when he has some time before the big day, or maybe on Boxing Day. I put a little wood stove in there along with a big comfy chair and a big steaming mug of hot chocolate for his enjoyment. Santa’s Hut has a 5X5m footprint and a land impact of 11, so it fits pretty much anywhere. It’s available now until December 25 at the Paying It Forward Event, which is an event based on the idea of generosity and giving, so each item there has nocopy/transfer permissions so you can give them as gifts to anyone you care to. I recommend you join the Paying It Forward group so you can pick up the numerous gifts from a lot of seriously talented designers. I love this idea, it makes it easy to spoil the ones closest to you.

And as for the rest of this little scene, well gachas play a fairly large part in it. I need some kind of reason to play gacha like I do! 😛 So, Mesh India is at the current round of Cosmopolitan with the ‘Let It Snow Winter Decor gacha 2’, and the stump with axe and separate stumps are from that one. There’s another fantastic winter gacha set at the MI main store, if you’re interested.

The trees on either side of the hut and the toboggan, which is part of the snowy planks walk way are all part of the ‘Midwinter Magic’ gacha set from DEL-ka AEDILIS. They specialize in role play buildings and furniture and have a bunch of other gachas to play at the main store.

The snowy ground, snowy meadow and snowy grasses are all from a mega snowy pack I got from KIDD Grass awhile back.

The ‘Fall Heritage Woodburner’ and the ‘Magnolia Wreath’ are both from Apple Fall.

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.

Carry On

Whatever the words that you hear,
Somehow the meaning is clear,
We’re all on the same ship together, moving on,

From the first time that life could be heard,
To the last sounds of men on this earth,
The question is always the same, where are we going, where are we going?
Ooh carry on, carry on,
There’s a silver light beside you,
Take the hand that’s there to guide you,
Through this night to where we came from,
Carry on, carry on,
When the autumn leaves are falling,
And you hear the voices calling you away,
Then do not fear, you’ll carry on,
Carry on, carry on…
Love is the daughter of life, comfort to trouble and strife,
She’s always beside you to help you carry on,

Oh they say that the stars in the sky,
Are the souls of the people who die,
Will we meet them again when we reach our destination?

Carry On‘ ~Chris De Burgh~ from the album ‘Crusader’

Turn up the volume for this one…you have to hear the beautiful lyrics. 🙂

Just a musical interlude for you today, I hope you enjoy it.

I’m sitting out front of the ‘Mirage Motel 66’ on the ‘Mother Road‘ sim, and it may be a little run down, but it’s better than laying on the ground out behind the gas station! Don’t mind me, but I’m still in my jammies, the ‘Pajama Pants from {MYNX} are so comfy I may wear them all day. They come in ten prints, and they’re all the kind of prints one expects in a good pair of pajamas, and they fit the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies.

I’ve paired them with the ‘Slumber Party Tank, white’ from Tres Blah! The ‘Slumber Party’ gacha set is one of my favourites, it has everything a girl needs to have a fun night with the girls. Note how the tank fits perfectly over the tank!!

The ‘ASAGAO’ hair is from Argrace.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is an upcoming release from Avada, I’ve fallen completely in love with this one! The skin is on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of shadow from the ‘Monroe Shadow’ set from Veechi, and my eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set from Zombie Suicide.

This coffee mug and pose are from the ‘Bae Watch’ gacha set from Le Poppycock. Perfect, as always!

I’m seated on the ‘Metal Stool’ from the ‘Iron & Wood’ gacha set from YS&YS.

As I said earlier, I’m outside the ‘Mirage Motel 66’ and I want to confirm that that IS a framed portrait of Christopher Walken in some kind of uniform in that room. Christopher Walken rocks, we need more cowbell!! 😀

Call Me

Colour me your colour, baby
Colour me your car
Colour me your colour, darling
I know who you are
Come up off your colour chart
I know where you’re comin’ from
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) my love
You can call me any day or night
Call me

Cover me with kisses, baby
Cover me with love
Roll me in designer sheets
I’ll never get enough
Emotions come, I don’t know why
Cover up love’s alibi

Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) oh my love
When you’re ready we can share the wine
Call me

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, he speaks the languages of love
Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, amore, chiamami, chiamami
Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, appelle-moi mon cherie, appelle-moi
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any way
Anytime, anyplace, anywhere, any day-ay

Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me) for a ride
Call me, call me for some overtime
Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me in a sweet design
Call me (call me), call me for your lover’s lover’s alibi
Call me (call me) on the line
Call me, call me any, anytime
Call me (call me)
Oh, call me, oo-hoo-hah
Call me (call me) my love
Call me, call me any, anytime
[fade]

Call Me ~Blondie~

This is one thing that isn’t around much anymore! There used to be payphones everywhere, a big row of them for anyone who needs to make a phone call. When I was on the road it was at a time when cell phones weren’t exactly cheap to have and taking my Canadian phone down into the States just wasn’t affordable. So, I was left with the only option, using pay phones when making phone calls. And it wasn’t just for calling home, I had to make calls all the time to say I’m coming to deliver your stuff or that I’m coming to pick up your stuff! 😀 It wasn’t easy for me to make cold calls. I’m one of those people that says, ‘Why would you call me when you can text?’. But, back in those days I’d make regular calls to people I didn’t know, and I will admit I did get used to it after awhile. Now, is a different story though! I just can’t make myself answer my phone when it rings, I MIGHT if I see it’s someone I know and there’s something that needs my attention….maybe! But if it’s an unknown caller I just kind of chuckle to myself….that person doesn’t have a chance in h*ll of me answering it, and they don’t even know it! If you want to chat, send me a text, or an email, or maybe just send your thoughts my way and keep your fingers crossed that I get them…that’s about the only way I’m available, most days.

It’s Friday and in honour of the occasion I’m wearing the ‘Ellie Lace Jeans’ from LEGAL INSANITY! These are just so happy looking, who could be down while wearing this much lace in combination with jeans! These are fitted for the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass), and Belleza(Isis, Freya) mesh bodies and are available at the current round of Tres Chic. There’s four denims and eighteen lace patterns and colours to select from and for me they all look happy!

The ‘Charged T Shirt,black,RARE’ is from Vinyl and part of the ‘Charged’ gacha set available now at The Epiphany. This is HUD driven with a plain black or this one that says, ‘You’re a Wizard, Harry’. All of the clothing in the set fits the Maitreya, SLink, and Belleza mesh bodies.

The ‘KIKYOU’ hair from Argrace is a new release and it has a couple styling options, which is a nice bonus. It comes in two pieces for easy fitting.

Under all that lace is the ‘Amy Stilettos’ from NX-Nardcotix. I’ll be showing you a closer look at them in the near future!

I’m wearing the ‘Byzantyne Necklace’ from !NFINITY, and I’m sorry you can’t see it much. It’s the free gift for the ‘Men Only Hunt 10’ which runs until October 28 with over 60 stores participating . It’s a HUD based hunt so drop in to the Flair for Events office, and get hunting! Here’s a good look at this necklace that is so worth hunting for.

This skin is ‘Raine’ from Avada, which will be available in November! This is one of my all time favourite skins….so be on the lookout here for it’s release! It’s being worn on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Amara’ set of poses from Imitation! I love it’s introspective look!

I’m at the ever popular ‘Mother Road‘ sim, home of the Mirage Motel 66!