Someone Say Road Trip?

Someone Say Road Trip?

Destination? check
Map? check, no GPS for me…I’m old skool!
Music? check check
Munchies? checkaroo
Drinks? yup yup
Sunglasses? uh huh
Purse? oh yea!

Looks like I have all I need, if someone wants to join me, you’re more than welcome, but you have to be prepared to sing along to the music and be OK with random stops to grab lots of coffee, take pics and look around. This isn’t going to be a fast trip, but it’s going to be fun! What’s that? A reliable vehicle? Oh…….nooooo…that’s not necessary, we just go and take our chances, knowing that what happens, happens, and it’s all part of the experience! It’s not at all like it used to be, when breaking down meant time on the side of the road until someone came by who would help. No, with cell phones it takes that element right out of it, a rescue is just a phone call away. By the looks of the truck I’m taking on this road trip I better have a fully charged battery and lots of money for repairs, it could be a long trip!

A road trip in real life does require a comfortable outfit, but it’s not as important in Second Life. But, I’m keeping it casual with just jeans and a shirt, and of course great shoes! The ‘Britta Bootie’ from Ingenue is the perfect footwear for this kind of thing. First and most important is it looks good, second…..the full foot coverage makes traversing adverse terrain easy and safe, third……the lower and chunky heel is easier on the foot when not on cruise control, and I don’t think this truck has cruise control! Oh…and fourth…..did I mention it looks good? It’s fitted for the SLink and Maitreya mid foot and comes in 12 pretty colours, this is ‘toffee’. It’s available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Mindy Tank Top’ is from Just Because. I love tank tops and can’t wait for warm weather to make them a wardrobe staple again.

The ‘DWL’ jeans from Blueberry are the perfect fit and the soft denim is so comfy!

The ‘ARARE’ hair is from Argrace. This is from the blacks pack.

I’m wearing the ‘Cozy Tights’ applier from Izzie’s here, to cover up the bare, and chilly looking ankles.

The look all begins with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the super versatile ‘Live Free’ set of poses from Le Poppycock. They all revolve around going on a road trip and loving your vehicle! 😀

I’m at Mother Road for this shot.

The cooler is from the ‘Open Road Collection’ gacha set, and the oil bottles are from the ‘Garage Collection’ gacha set, both from Consignment. The gas can beside me is from 7 Emporium. The ‘fresh gasoline’ gas can is from zerkalo.

Just Give Me A Reason

Just Give Me A Reason

Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren’t all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them

Now you’ve been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you’ve had enough
Of our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
We’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I’m sorry I don’t understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everythin’
And it’s all in your mind
(Yeah, but this is happenin’)

You’ve been havin’ real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh
There’s nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
I never stopped
You’re still written in the scars on my heart
You’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, tear ducts and rust
I’ll fix it for us
We’re collecting dust
But our love’s enough
You’re holding it in
You’re pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We’ll come clean

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit’s enough
Just a second we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It’s in the stars
It’s been written in the scars on our hearts
That we’re not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Just Give Me A Reason‘ ~Pink-feat. Nate Ruess~

A little musical interlude for you today. The sun hasn’t shone for quite a few days and the days are short to begin with, so as with most winters I tend towards being down when it’s like this. I know that if the sun would only shine, my heart and mood would lighten, infinitely.

The December 2017 round of The Arcade Gacha Event is in full swing and Ingenue has a new pair of shoes for all you shoe fanatics! The ‘Mabelle Oxfords’ come in 16 colours plus there’s a little reward that’s only available for the duration of the event. These beauties are compatible with the SLink and Maitreya high feet and will look great with all of your holiday party dresses! The Arcade runs until the end of the month. You can also try to get there using Arcade 2 or Arcade 3.

These jeans are the ‘Taylor Denim Pants’ from /erratic/. The have a low rise waist and are super sexy!

The ‘Wood Sofa and Chair’ are from .:revival:., loaded with single and PG animations and super comfy. The ‘Backstreet Hideout-Rug is from [zerkalo]. The ‘Daydreamers Pallet Table is from Daydreamers. The stack of books is the ‘reading pile’ from a gacha from Apple Fall. The ‘blanket stool’ is from a gacha from Haikei. The ‘Farm Living Alarm Clock’ is from the ‘Farm Living’ gacha set from Apt B. The ‘Vintage Big Broadcast Radio’ is the RARE from the ‘Vintage Radios’ gacha set from KraftWork. And, the ‘Flower Circle’ on the pallet table is from Mesh India and from the ‘Flower Decor’ gacha.

The pose I’m using here is from the ‘Attitude’ set of poses from Thrust.

Take Me Away From Here

Take Me Away From Here

It’s day 16 with snow on the ground and wintry conditions here, only another 150 or so to go before it might end! But who’s counting? 😀 It’s not even officially winter yet, but the Canadian prairies have never considered that relevant when it comes to weather. So, I know I shouldn’t be tired of it already, but I’m just feeling a little edgy! I’d like to get in the truck and just pick a direction and drive. Summer driving is nice…the roads are dry and clear and it’s nice to get out for some fresh air along the way. But winter driving, feels totally different. The heater is blasting out warm air making the vehicle all cozy, the fresh Tim Horton’s hot chocolate I stop for is steamy and full of chocolatey goodness. The music of choice fits my mood perfectly as I point the truck to the west and begin my journey. It always seems a journey starts by going west. It’s always easier driving in the summer when the roads are clear, but winter can throw some nasty stuff at you at times, so its always good to be aware of any changes going on outside. With the amount of miles that I’ve driven over the years on the road, I’ve come to accept bad driving conditions as just part of the journey, and although it slows me down, I’m not bothered by it. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had some scary experiences, but average icy or snowy roads or bad visibility don’t bother me. The rain when it’s -15°C isn’t one of my favourite things, that floating feeling always sends a burst of adrenaline through my body, making me super focused and ready for anything. The one thing I learned about winter driving, which many people seem to not realize, is that speed is everything. Slow down people, just slow down! It may mean you get where you’re going a little late, but you know what they say, better late than never!

I’m standing out on Route 66 at Mother Road, I can’t decide if I should hop in that truck and go, emulating Thelma and Louise as I go flying off the cliff of the sim, or should I just hitch hike and hope someone nice picks me up. Neither of those choices seems like a good idea! So, I’ll just stand here, in quiet contemplation.

Take a look at the ‘Adette Heels’ from Ingenue, here! These super cute ice creamy, ooey gooey topping and waffle cone shoes are just what someone with a sweet tooth needs! They fit the SLink and Maitreya high feet and come in 12 sweet colours, these are the raspberry. They’re available at the Candy Fair until December 1.

The ‘Pepper’ hair is from [KoKoLoReS] and this is from the Balayage pack. I love it’s short and sexy style!

The ‘Bella Tank Top’ in nude is from Tres Blah.

These jeans are from a previous round of Luxe Box from Blueberry.

You can see just a bit of the ‘Just Love’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear. It’s a tattoo that I like to have on a lot, hoping to send a message, or at the very least remind me to love, even when it’s not the emotion of choice at any given moment.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is from Avada and available now at Appliquè. She looks beautiful on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 63 from MILA Poses.

I’m On My Way!

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.

Goodbye

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.