Superman’s Song

Superman's Song

Tarzan
Wasn’t a ladies’ man
He’d just come along and scoop ’em up under his arm like that
Quick as a cat
In the jungle

But Clark Kent
Now there was a real gent
He would not be caught sittin’ around in no junglescape,
Dumb as an ape
Doing nothing

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

Hey Bob,
Supe had a straight job
Even though he could have smashed through any bank in the United States,
Well he had the strength,
But he would not

Folks said
His family were all dead
Planet crumbled but Superman, he forced himself to carry on,
Forget Krypton,
And keep going

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

Tarzan was king of the jungle and Lord over all the apes
But he could hardly string together four words “I Tarzan, You Jane”

Sometimes when
Supe was stopping crimes
I’ll bet that he was tempted to just quit and turn his back on man
Join Tarzan
In the forest

But he
Stayed in the city,
And kept on changing clothes in dirty old phone booths ’til his work was through
And nothing to do
But go on home

Superman never made any money
For saving the world from Solomon Grundy
And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him

Superman’s Song‘ ~Crash Test Dummies~

I’m short of words today, so all you’re going to get out of me is a song, by the Canadian band ‘Crash Test Dummies’. If you never click on the link of the songs I share, I suggest you click on this one, it’s worth a listen.

I have to admit to being completely in love with shoes from **UTOPIA@DESIGN**, it’s all I’ve been wearing for quite some time, and here are a pair of my favourites. These are ‘Odette’ and I will confess that there are times that the only thing I wear are these shoes. The HUD has 12 preset colour combinations, plus 6 areas to customize with 10 colours, plus metals and there’s 5 levels of glossiness. They’re fitted for the Maitreya(seen here), SLink, and Belleza mesh feet and I’m proof that they shape the leg perfectly and make it look like I have legs right up to there!

I made a quick trip to the August round of Shiny Shabby and it’s a good thing it was quick, because it didn’t take me long to bog down from the lag, it was like Boxing Day shopping in August. I grabbed what I went for, which is the newest release from Nutmeg, the ‘Distressed Grand Piano’ and accompanying accessories, which can all be purchased in a fatpack. The bench, music sheets on the floor and standing, along with the vintage metronome along with the piano with 4 different colours of drape with it all make a gorgeous setting for a picture as the centerpiece of a scene or a backdrop to show off some shoes. Shiny Shabby runs until the end of the month.

I’ve added the ‘Sepia Peonies’ from NOMAD to the scene for a little bit of floral decor in gorgeous muted tones.

The pose is from the ‘Frequency’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

Cherish the Day

Cherish the Day

You’re ruling the way that I move
And I breathe your air
You only can rescue me
This is my prayer
If you were mine
If you were mine
I wouldn’t want to go to heaven

I cherish the day
I won’t go astray
I won’t be afraid
You won’t catch me running
You’re ruling the way that I move
You take my air

You show me how deep love can be

You’re ruling the way that I move
And I breathe your air
You only can rescue me
This is my prayer

I Cherish the Day
I won’t go astray
I won’t be afraid
You won’t catch me running
I Cherish the Day
I won’t go astray
I won’t be afraid
Won’t run away

You show me how deep love can be
You show me how deep love can be
This is my prayer

I Cherish the Day
I won’t go astray
I won’t be afraid
Won’t run away
Won’t shy

I Cherish the Day
I won’t go astray

I Cherish the Day

Cherish the Day‘ ~Sade~

If, at the end of the day, you can look back and be satisfied that you’ve done all you can to make the day count, it’s been a very good day. How do we make a day count? First off I try to accomplish something, no matter how big or small, just make at least one step forward. I make sure to laugh as much as I can…even though some days all it might be is a small smile while considering the irony of this world. I want the people I love know how I feel about them, it may not always be obvious but even just doing something nice for them can let them know they matter. To make a day complete it’s good to do something for yourself, reading a book while soaking in a bath or taking a walk to collect your thoughts….doesn’t matter what it is….if a person enjoys it….then do it! Unless, of course, it’s illegal…….then I don’t want to know about it. 😀 A random act of kindness is always good to make a day better, both the giver and the receiver benefit from one small good deed each day. And when I lay down at night I remember to appreciate that I’ve had another day here on this earth and that if I don’t make it through the night ahead….at least I made my last day count!

First off, I want to thank Vrir for enjoying this sunset with me. There are few things better than feeling a light evening breeze coming in off the water and hearing the soft sounds of the waves lapping at the shore, at the end of a perfect day. ♥

Ok, I know this picture’s a little bit dark……well….yea….maybe more than a little bit, but I wanted this lighting, so I’m hoping Robert Galland of Galland Homes will understand that the daybed, which I’m featuring here, is somewhat lost in the silhouette but I’ll make it up with a closer look below. The ‘Freeman Day Bed’ is the newest release from Galland Homes and it’s exclusive to the FaMESHedGO HUD based shopping event and available at the Main Store. It has a land impact of 8 and is available in PG and Adult, with bento animations and sequences included with both versions. The animations are high quality and there’s a few that I’ve not seen before and are SO adorable!

I Found What I Was Looking For

I Found What I Was Looking For

A few days ago I was needing a warm climate and a beach to sit on, just wanting to be truly warm inside, well……I found my sun, sand, and surf. Yea..I know it’s virtual, but it’s better than nothing. I sit here at the computer looking east, the sun just came up and it’s warmed up a bit. It’s only -28°C now, yea…..time to break out the fur lined bikini! In Second Life I’m sitting on the lifeguard chair and I have no idea how I got up here since I’m afraid of heights, but climb up here I did. Oh….and it’s a good thing this is a private beach because I’m a terrible swimmer and wouldn’t have a hope saving anyone in trouble. I can feel the warm breeze coming in off the ocean, though, and the warm afternoon sun is almost hot, but soooooo nice. Although I’ll be waiting another few months for warm weather in real life, at least I can find a little bit of relief from the cold in the virtual world.

The main feature of this post is the ‘Carribean Hut’ from Galland Homes which is available exclusively now at FaMESHed. It has a land impact of 25 and is a spacious room with lots of open windows to let in the cooling ocean breezes. It features a step with stairs leading up to the door and it’s on pilings so you can get out over the water with it, and feel like you’re on top of the world. FaMESHed runs until February 25.

I’m sitting on the ‘Lifeguard Chair’ from hive. The chair also comes in an abandoned version, but it looked a little too rickety.

The ‘lifebuoy’ on the hook and in the water are both from Dutchie. The pack of lifebouys come with four versions, the wall,floating, on the ground, and on a post.

I found the ‘Beach Poster 8’ in my Bee Designs folder, which is right full of all kinds of awesomeness!

The ‘Pampas Grass’ is from The Cube Republic. I love Pampas Grass!

The ‘Old Boat’ is from a gacha from ionic, not sure which one, sorry.

The ‘old fence’ is from [we’re CLOSED]. I’m now officially worried that Hazardous isn’t going to reopen! Please, Mandingo Quan…….please…..I need Hazardous, it’s my favourite photography sim!! 😀

You Just Never Know What You’ll See!

You Just Never Know What You'll See!

Have you ever wondered what goes on outside overnight? I don’t know about anyone else, but once it’s dark outside, there could be any number of things going on out there! Usually things that I’d rather not know about, like an ax murderer, aliens, or worst of all….ghosts! But, I had the bright idea a year or so ago to get a trail cam to set up in the yard to capture anything that might be wandering through. My one fear is that I’ll see something that I’d rather not know about, but so far…so good! There’s usually a deer or two, a skunk or three, or a coyote. Oh….and the odd stray cat, and sometimes a raccoon or a bunny. The coyotes are the ones I hate to see, they’ve become so brave in around the yard that it’s a little disconcerting to see them casually walk around. A couple evenings ago I stepped out onto my step and came face to face with one about 30 feet from me. He didn’t run or get scared, he just stood and stared at me. I have no doubt he was on his way to see if there was a chicken out to steal, so I tried to scare him into running away, but he just loped off a little bit and then stood looking at me again. There are guns on the premises, but I really hate guns, so needless to say the worst I could do was tell him to Eff off and try to look scary, which some people would say comes naturally to me! 😛 This morning it was a whole new ball game though……there on the camera, was a big old horse…just wandering around in the dark( I don’t have horses at the moment), and behind it….following along was a little horse! I knew whose they were once the little one showed itself, so it was just a matter of waiting for daylight and scouting around so I could tell the neighbour where he could find them. They had moved on up the field to the north and were heading east when I found them. So, if the scariest thing I capture on the camera is a little bit of wildlife or a farm animal or two…that’s fine…it’s those 2 legged monsters I really don’t want to see out there, skulking around in the dark!

There’s something in my front yard here that I’d be really shocked to see! The ‘Wicked Legs’ from {MYNX} are exclusive to the October round of The Chapter Four and add a really nice touch to your Halloween decorating! They’re 100% original mesh and they’re copy/modify so you can adjust the thigh shadows to where you need them. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month!

October is full of Halloween events and goings on, and [QE] Designs is in a couple of them with some seasonal decor! I’m showing the ‘Wire Punkin Set’ here, which includes 4 styles of wire pumpkins and lots of options! They’re colour change via drop down menu with six colours for the pumpkin, 4 stem colours and 5 light colours. These are exclusive to the Mad Circus 3 Halloween & Gacha Fair, which runs until October 31. Also from [QE] Designs is the ‘Fall Punkin Set v2’, which includes 4 shapes with 8 colours each via drop down menu. They’re copy/mod so you can cover your whole yard in pumpkins if you want! These are available at Trick or Treat Lane, which opens today and runs until November 3, as well as Mad Circus 3.

Another event for October to be on the lookout for is Season of the Witch! It starts tomorrow(October 14) and runs until November 4, and Raindale has the ‘Charfell Cabin’ exclusive to the event. This cute cabin has a footprint of 10X15 and a land impact of 40, and it’s modifiable to be resized as needed. It comes on a platform(23X23 footprint and 8 land impact) which is HUD driven with 5 grass textures, and it can be removed if needed! I’m using it here! The cabin is scripted with the Kool Door system so you can limit access. This cabin has a really unique roof line and some great accents, so if you want to get a full view you can check out Keira’s flickr site!

I’ve used the chairs from ‘Kate’s Vintage Chairs’ from Nutmeg, which is a set of six chairs, all with really unique shapes and detailing.

The ‘Deathly Tree, orange lights’ is from Refuge and available now at Salem. It’s in a gothic style stone urn with two ravens standing at it’s base. The lights can be set to blink or to stay on.

You can’t see them well, but I’ve added the ‘Black Baby Birds’ from +Half-Deer+ on the step of the cabin. These are cute little black chicks that come with various groupings and also singles, plus some wearable ones too! These are also at Salem.

I’m using grasses from Raindale and Kidd Grass here.

Pumpkin Spice Everything!

Pumpkin Spice Everything!

I’m not sure when it happened, but it now seems that every time I turn around there’s something made with pumpkin spice. I get it, I really do….I love pumpkin spice as much as the next guy, but I think it’s gone overboard a little bit.The muffin is most basic, I’ve been making pumpkin spice muffins or loaf cakes for years, and the amount of pumpkin that’s grown hair in my fridge from not using the rest of the can is infinite! I always buy the biiiig can of pumpkin and take what I need out of it then refrigerate the rest and promise to make something else in the few days after. By about Christmas while I’m looking for the cream cheese I stumble upon an orange and green fur ball way in the back on the second shelf down. It’s never seen humans so it’s a little shy, but I get on my knees and coax it out, and then ponder how time flies and it seems like yesterday I put it in there. I’ve noticed that Pumpkin Spice Lattes seem to be a big thing now. I’m not really in to lattes, and even the temptation of this flavour does nothing for me, but after searching pumpkin spice recipes on pinterest it seems that pumpkin spice latte is now a flavour on it’s own. I see pumpkin spice latte oatmeal porridge, pumpkin spice latte biscotti, and believe it or not pumpkin spice latte jello shots! Just because pumpkin spice is ‘in’ this time of year doesn’t mean it should be a flavour for anything that can be cooked, baked, or concocted. I see a recipe for Pumpkin Spice face scrub, wtf! 😀 I do enjoy fall and all that comes with it, but I’ll stick with the traditional pumpkin spice recipes like muffins, cake, loaf cake, cheesecake, pancakes, cinnamon buns, cookies, bars, bundt cake, ice cream, cupcakes, martinis, doughnuts, waffles, popcorn, soup, scones, truffles, tiramisu, caramels, and fudge! If you have any pumpkin spice recipes, I’d love to see them!

So, what’s all this talk about pumpkins, well, Raindale has created the ‘Bright October’ gacha set for the October round of The Avenue. There’s been some changes to The Avenue including a new site and a new format. Now, all releases in the event will be all new and exclusive by some of Second Life’s incredible creators. This gacha set includes 7 commons(no rares) and all are perfect for fall decorating inside and out. I’m showing them all here if you look closely. The broom, candles, various pumpkins, frames on the little shack, and the apple candles make up this set and it’s this kind of gacha set that I never mind getting extras, there’s always room for another pumpkin! The Avenue runs until October 20.

The adorable ‘Sanderson Shack’ from Bad Unicorn was in the October round of Deco[c]rate and it’s really something. The shape and the details make this a perfect little hideaway, kinda like the Love Shack!

The big spooky tree to the right and the ravens are all from the ‘Raven Collection’ from Jian. The set includes ravens that wander, circle above, perch, and also accompany you around while on your shoulder, or wherever you choose to put him! The set is available now at Salem which runs until October 31.

The ‘Chippendale’ and ‘Thonet’ chairs are from Nutmeg and part of Kate’s Vintage Chairs set.

The sculpture of the tree to the left of the door is from the ‘Forgotten Garden’ gacha set from Silas Merlin. I love his work!

The pathway I’m using is from the ‘Garden Path, rustic’ set from DJ/SF, which is a collaboration between the fine creators of Decor Junction and Shutter Field. The pack includes short and long pathways and also 2 types of curves and a set of steps.

The fence in the background is the ‘Aegeas Country Fence’ from Serenity Style, and the pack includes a length of fence plus a two piece gate and posts. You can create any size or shape of fence that you like with this!

The small patch of corn is an older release from The Little Branch.

The grasses I’ve used are the ‘Meadow Grass, dry and summer, rich’ from Raindale and the ‘Sword Grass, tall’ from Kidd Creation.

The trees are ‘Aspen’, ‘Linden’ and ‘Aspen underbrush’ all from Botanical.

Oh, one more thing, the little pile of firewood beside the shack is part of it, which you’ll need with winter on it’s way! 🙂