5 Years Time

5 Years Time

Oh well in five years time we could be walking round a zoo
With the sun shining down over me and you
And there’ll be love in the bodies of the elephants too
And I’ll put my hands over your eyes, but you’ll peep through

And there’ll be sun sun sun all over our bodies
And sun sun sun all down our necks
And sun sun sun all over our faces
And sun sun sun so what the heck!

Cos I’ll be laughing at all your silly little jokes
And we’ll be laughing about how we used to smoke
All those stupid little cigarettes and drink stupid wine
Cos it’s what we needed to have a good time

And it was fun fun fun when we were drinking
It was fun fun fun when we were drunk
And it was fun fun fun when we were laughing
It was fun fun fun, oh it was fun

Oh well I look at you and say
It’s the happiest that I’ve ever been
And I’ll say I no longer feel I have to be James Dean
And she’ll say
“Yah well I feel all pretty happy too”
And I’m always pretty happy when I’m just kicking back with you

And it’ll be love love love all through our bodies
And love love love all through our minds
And it be Love love love all over her face
And Love love love all over mine

Although maybe all these moments are just in my head
I’ll be thinking ‘bout them as I’m lying in bed
And all that I believe, it might not even come true
But in my mind I’m havin’ a pretty good time with you

In five years time I might not know you
In five years time we might not speak
In five years time we might not get along
In five years time you might just prove me wrong

Oh there’ll be love love love
Wherever you go
There’ll be love

5 Years Time‘ ~Noah and the Whale~

In 5 years time I have no idea where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing. If I think back 5 years I don’t remember ever thinking about where I’d be 5 years later, which is now……so I guess I can’t be disappointed or surprised by anything that’s going on in my life. Back in June of 2013 I was a year and a half old in Second Life, I was probably wearing flexi hair and was all system, or what I now call…..classic avatar! I was 5 years younger, which I’m sure everyone was…..I don’t think I’m the only person on earth that suffers from getting older! In all honesty I can’t remember much about that year……I don’t think anything happened to make it stand out from the rest. So….if I think ahead 5 years, it makes it 2023, which is an incomprehensible number…..it seems like yesterday the biggest worry in the world was Y2K! Oh, if only it was still that way, instead of what’s going on in the world today. I hope my family are all still with me and healthy and the world isn’t in the turmoil it is today. I hope Second Life is still thriving and I can continue to live a virtual life with Liz keeping busy with what she keeps busy with! Oh…and may she age well, being one of those women that everyone whispers, ‘I can’t believe how old she is…she looks so young’! Will I still be doing butt shots? Hell yea………I’m going to flaunt IT while I got IT………and I might flaunt IT even a little bit after IT’s gone!

Today’s shot is taken at one of my favourite sims, Isle of May. I’m just kicking back a bit and enjoying the sights. I’m using a pose from the ‘Still Waters’ set of pose/props from Le Poppycock. The prop for the set is a rowboat, but I’ve managed to look pretty darn comfortable and relaxed in a chair here on the sim.

The ‘Luma Tube Top’ is one of my all time favourites from *Just BECAUSE*. This print is just gorgeous……but I love most orange tones!

The ‘Miyeon’ hair is from MONSO and available now at FaMESHed.

The ‘Enigma’ tattoo is from Queen oF Ink.

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

My eyes are from the ‘Soma’ set from Zombie Suicide and my eye make up is from the ‘Sydney’ pack from La Boheme.

A Little Bit of Happiness, yeah

A Little Bit of Happiness, yeah

What you gonna do?
What you gonna do with people like that?
What you gonna say
What you gonna say that will make them change their minds

Who you gonna find
Who you gonna find to listen anyway
Where you gonna go,
Where you gonna go to try and get it straight
I once found the recipe, for what to do to cure my needs
I packed some things just what I need
Only bare necessities
Asked Mrs Walsh to feed my cat
Calling Lord Tate to tell him that
I’m going home where my people live
Need a little bit of happiness, yeah
Who’s it gonna be
Who’s it gonna be who’ll tell it like it is
Who you gonna blame
Who you gonna blame for all our differences
Where’s it gonna end
Where’s it gonna end if anywhere at all
Where you gonna go
Where you gonna go if you can’t take it all?

I once found the recipe, for what to do to cure my needs
I packed some things just what I need
Only bare necessities
Asked Mrs Walsh to feed my cat
Calling Lord Tate to tell him that
I’m going home where my people live
Need a little bit of happiness, yeah

Write a little note and apologise
To the next door so they realise
Call up little Max and her sister Jean
Say sorry for inconveniencing
Order a cab, take it to, the bus station up on 42
I’m going home, where my people live
I need a little bit of happiness yeah

Happiness‘ ~Johnathan Jeremiah~

What’s going through her mind? She looks to be in very deep thought, not fully aware of what her surroundings are and the intense stare is somewhat unnerving. Is she thinking of her past, and the hurt and pain that’s been such a large part of it? Or maybe, how she overcame that and has become a person that she can be proud of. She might be thinking about past relationships and what part they play in the woman she is today. Or maybe what’s on her mind is the time she’s spent worried about the past and the future with no regard at all about how to enjoy the today. And how can someones thoughts not go to the unpleasantness of losing someone close, when there’s always something to remind who is lost. There are so many things that could be in her mind, and maybe they’re all there, in some way, but one thing’s for sure……if she was a guy…..he’d be wondering if there’s any leftover pizza! Ah, the most basic difference between men and women……they can share the exact same look, but the thoughts inside are as different as night and day! Gotta love it! 😀

I’m wearing the ‘Saron’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo and I have to say it’s one of my favourites! It comes in black and pink, each with 4 ink tones and the amazingly complicated lines combined with the gorgeous roses on the front and back make for an eye full. It extends onto the hands and the rose and little line of flowers connect it all perfectly. The line of flowers down the abdomen is also eye catching. It’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies plus Omega. It’s available now at Cosmopolitan Events which runs until June 16.

The cute little top from the ‘Irma Bikini’ is perfect for getting lots of sun! It’s a fairly new release from *Just BECAUSE*. It’s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies and comes in tons of colours, the top and bottom are both on/off with toggle and there’s a mini pack of prints that can be purchased separately, or it’s included with the fatpack.

The jeans are the ‘Lila Rolled Cuff Jeans’ from Blueberry.

The ‘H0125’ hair is from tram.

As per usual I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m sitting at the easel near the landing point at Isle of May here, but I’m using a pose from the ‘Bored’ set of poses from K&S Poses.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

Come on, oh my star is fading
And I swerve out of control
If I, if I’d only waited
I’d not be stuck here in this hole

Come here, oh my star is fading
And I swerve out of control
And I swear I waited and waited
I’ve got to get out of this hole

But time is on your side
It’s on your side now
Not pushing you down and all around
It’s no cause for concern

Come on, oh my star is fading
And I see no chance of release
And I know I’m dead on the surface
But I am screaming underneath

And time is on your side
It’s on your side now
Not pushing you down and all around
Oh, it’s no cause for concern

Stuck on the end of this ball and chain
And I’m on my way back down again
Stood on a bridge, tied to a noose
Sick to the stomach
You can say what you mean
But it won’t change a thing
I’m sick of the secrets

Stood on the edge
Tied to a noose
And you came along
And you cut me loose

You came along
And you cut me loose
You came along
And you cut me loose

Amsterdam‘ ~Coldplay~

I wish I had lots of fun and interesting things to talk about, but……I don’t! Nope…nothing going on, just a lot of real life, where the people aren’t dressed quite as oddly and I haven’t seen a vampire in…well…..ever! That’s one way real life and Second Life differ, there’s also the fact that it takes me what feels like forever to do a 55 KM drive, whereas in SL it’s just a quick TP away. Although in real life I always get to my destination whether it’s full or not, none of that floating in the air waiting for someone to leave! With my known troubles with walking in Second Life I can say I do a bit better in real life. I’ve not fallen off a dock or bridge lately like I do routinely in SL, and neither have I fallen off any stairs. I guess in real life I’d fall down them, not off them. It’s a good thing virtual Liz doesn’t break, because I do know that ‘flesh and blood’ Liz does! I wish real life had the radar feature like SL does, I’d enter an area and know immediately who’s there, in real life I turn down the frozen aisle at the grocery store and run into my best friend from grade 6, and then have to smile and pretend I’m happy to see them even though I haven’t seen them since grade 6. If I’d had radar, I’d just have driven through the parking lot and found a different grocery store to shop at. Yea…I’m an introvert! 😀

I’m sitting quietly in the atelier that’s upstairs in the house at Isle of May. Just hang a right at the top of the stairs and you’re there. It’s not a big atelier, but it holds all an aspiring artist needs to do some serious artistic work or soul searching, whatever you feel like.

I’m wearing the ‘G0718’ hair from tram. The cute little lopsided buns are adorable.

My outfit consists of the ‘Juliet’ top from Scandalize along with the ‘Skylar Denim Shorts’ from /erratic/.

The ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone, from The Skinnery, is my skin of choice on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

You can also see me on my blog, What a Beautiful Mess!.

It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken

It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken

When the colour of the night
And all the smoke for one life
Gives way to shaky movements,
Improvisational skills,
A forest of whispering speakers
Let’s swear that we will
Get with the times,
In a current health to stay
Let’s get friendship right
Get life day-to-day
In the forget-yer-skates dream
Full of countervailing woes
In diverse-as-ever scenes
Proceeding on a need-to-know
In a face so full of meaning
As to almost make it glow

O’ for a good life, we just might have to weaken

And find somewhere to go
Go somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to grow
Grow somewhere were needed.

When the colour of the night
And all the smoke for one life
Gives way to shaky movements,
Improvisational skills,
A forest of whispering speakers
Let’s swear that we will
Get with the times,
In a current health to stay
Let’s get friendship right
Get life day-to-day
In the forget-yer-skates dream
Full of countervailing woes
In diverse-as-ever scenes
Proceeding on a need-to-know
In a face so full of meaning
As to almost make it glow

O’ for a good life, we just might have to weaken

And find somewhere to go
Go somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to grow
Grow somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to go
Let’s go somewhere we’re needed
Find somewhere to grow
We grow where we are needed.

It’s a Good Life If You Don’t Weaken‘ ~The Tragically Hip~

A haunting song from ‘The Hip’, with Gord Downie gone it makes it sad to watch this video. His lyrics are a perfect blend of words and phrases that not only say something, but can instill emotion in a person. I was going to pick out a line that speaks to me, but when reading the lyrics over I realized that every line is perfect and to select one would be an injustice to the song, it’s the message in it’s entirety…not just in one line. I think the song and photo are well suited for each other, both thoughtful with a bit of melancholy, but ultimately hopeful. I find the title thought provoking, and I’ve decided that a person isn’t one or the other, there has to be a combination of the two for balance. I’ve always considered myself weak because I couldn’t endure things that happened in life like others may have been able to. But, having made it through rough times I look back and see how strong I really was. Like Bob Marley said, “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.”!

I’m wearing the ‘Payton Gown’, sans scarf, from *Just BECAUSE* here. The colours choices are amazing and with the option to wear the scarf or not, it makes it a little more versatile, though both versions are incredible. It’s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies.

The ‘G1020’ hair is from tram.

As per usual I’m wearing the ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m at the gorgeous Isle of May for this photo.

Pieces

Pieces

Run away, run away if you can’t speak
Turn a page on a world that you don’t need
Wide awake and you’re scared that you won’t come down now

Didn’t I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn’t I warn you, didn’t I warn you
Better take it easy, try to find a way out
Better start believing in yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don’t know how
We are lost and we’re falling
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have

Now and then there’s a light in the darkness
Feel around till you find where your heart went
There’s a weight in the air but you can’t see why, why

Didn’t I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn’t I want you, everybody wants you
Tell me what you’re needing, give into your bleeding
Never any feeling for yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don’t know how
We are lost and we’re falling
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have

Didn’t I tell you you were gonna break down
Didn’t I warn you, didn’t I warn you
Better take it easy, try to find a way out
Better start believing in yourself

We build it up, we tear it down
We leave our pieces on the ground
We see no end, we don’t know how
We are lost and we’re falling
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Hold onto me
You’re all I have, all I have
Can you hold onto me
Can you hold onto me

Run away, run away if you can’t speak

Pieces‘ ~Rob Thomas~

I’ll start with the ‘Pretty Roses’ tattoo from Carol G. Tattoo. I could tell you how highly detailed this tattoo is or how it goes down onto the hands for a completed look. I could say that it’s compatible with the major mesh bodies and also anything Omega driven. But, you already know all that, and you don’t need me to tell you that any tattoo from CarolG is done with the greatest of care and with an eye for the tiniest detail.

I’m not in any way talented in the way of playing musical instruments, I wish I was….I really do. But, I’m hopeless, and will probably never be any different. But in Second Life I can hold this guitar like a BOSS, and make it look like I’m a brooding artist struggling to shed my angst! IntoXx has released the ‘Guitar Gacha Set’ for the May round of PocketGacha. The set includes male and female poses with guitar props consisting of 6 common, 2 rare and one ULTRA RARE, which is a set of 3 couples poses(including the guitar). This is the ‘Female.2, RARE’.

The ‘Luma Tube Top’ is from *Just BECAUSE*.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

The ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone is from The Skinnery, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m at the always beautiful Isle of May for this picture.