Radar love

Radar Love

I’ve been drivin’ all night
My hand’s wet on the wheel
There’s a voice in my head
That drives my heel
It’s my baby callin’
Says: I need you here
And it’s a half past four
And I’m shifting gear

When she is lonely
And the longing gets too much
She sends a cable
Coming in from above
Don’t need no phone at all

We’ve got a thing that’s called Radar Love
We’ve got a wave in the air
Radar Love

The radio’s playing some forgotten song
Brenda Lee’s “Coming On Strong”
The road has got me hypnotized
And I’m speeding into a new sunrise

When I get lonely
And I’m sure I’ve had enough
She sends her comfort
Comin’ in from above
Don’t need no letter at all

We’ve got a thing that’s called Radar Love
We’ve got a line in the sky
Radar Love

No more speed, I’m almost there
Gotta keep cool now, gotta take care
Last car to pass, here I go
And the line of cars drove down real slow

And the radio played that forgotten song
Brenda Lee’s “Coming On Strong”
And the newsman sang his same song
One more radar love is gone

When I get lonely and I’m sure I’ve had enough
She sends her comfort, coming in from above
We don’t need no letter at all

We’ve got a thing that’s called Radar Love
We’ve got a line in the sky
We’ve got a thing that’s called Radar Love
We’ve got a thing that’s called
Radar Love

Radar Love‘ ~Golden Earring~

I’m having one of those days that the unexpected keeps happening……it’s nothing serious, just little things to keep me on my toes. I’ll take this time while nothing’s going on to post this and sit for awhile……enjoying some peace and quiet. Have a good one, everybody!

This gorgeous leg tattoo is definitely one of my favourite tattoos from Carol G Tattoo Studio. The beautiful fall tone roses are so incredibly detailed and with it peeking out from a high cut dress, the tattoo and long leg demands attention. It’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies, including anything Omega driven and it’s available now at Cosmopolitan, but once this round is over it’ll be at Carol G Tattoo Studio main store.

This is the long version of the ‘Mia’ dress from Ison.

The beautiful ‘G1224’ hair is from tram.

As always, 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 took this picture awhile ago, and forgot to write down the pose I used, which ticks me off because I hate not naming the pose makers….the unsung heroes of SL photography.

I’m at Black Bayou Lake, where anybody who’s anybody is seen! 😛

Kinda Complicated

Kinda Complicated

Some call it crazy, but I call it unique
I say you couldn’t replicate it on a video screen
And I overheard them saying that we got a disease
But I only got you, and you only got me
There’s a moment when I’m smiling, and I’m shiny, and gold
Or a bad, bad feeling creeping in my bones
And I like it that way, ’cause I’m weak in the knees
But when it’s not half-amazing, well, it kinda looks bleak

Yeah, I only got you
And you only got me
I go from elevated
To downright devastated
(Oh, oh)
It’s kinda complicated

We’re going in, and out, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We have our ups, and downs, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We’re burning hot, and cold, there’s no mistaking, all alright
It’s kinda complicated

There’s a dictionary page dedicated to us
It says some days we’re gonna shine, and some days we’ll rust
But they left out the meaning, didn’t give it a name
‘Cause they couldn’t find a word for our kind of insane

Yeah, I only got you
And you only got me
No, I just can’t explain it
So let me paraphrase it
(Oh, oh)
It’s kinda complicated

We’re going in, and out, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We have our ups, and downs, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We’re burning hot, and cold, there’s no mistaking, all alright
It’s kinda complicated
It’s kinda complicated
Simple, so antiquated
(Oh, oh)
It’s kinda complicated

I’m moving forward, and you wanna rewind
I got a quick, quick fix, called a bottle of wine
I know we’re pretty complex, it ain’t always a breeze
But, girl, I only got you, and you only got me

Yeah, I only got you
And you only got me
I got from frustrated
To feeling liberated
(Oh, oh)
We’re kinda complicated

We’re going in, and out, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We have our ups, and downs, but, baby, now we’re all alright
We’re burning hot, and cold, there’s no mistaking, all alright
We’re kinda complicated

It’s kinda complicated

Kinda Complicated‘ ~Scott Helman~

I love finding artists I’ve not heard before and what a gem I’ve found in Scott Helman! Not only is he a cutie, he’s Canadian! I love this video, it exudes carefree and happy and although the lyrics seem a little negative when first heard, they’re really not……….it’s just saying that not everything’s always simple, and that’s OK. So, on that note, since I don’t have many words today, I’m going to give a short rundown of what I’m wearing here…..and everyone have a happy Tuesday….and stay cool, I’m trying but some days are harder than others! Damn, I wish I hadn’t complained about the cold weather last winter…..because now if I say it’s too hot I look like a total idiot….lol……which of course won’t be the first time! 😛

This is a close up of me, which makes it so easy to blog. I’ll start with the hair…it’s the ‘G1224’ hair from tram. This one looks incredible in photographs and is one of my favourites.

The ‘Infinity Necklace’ is from Cae. The infinity symbol along with 2 hearts, that are HUD driven for engraving, make it a perfect gift.

The ‘Enigma’ tattoo is from Queen oF Ink.

The ‘Lace Crop Top’ is from Ison.

As always 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’ve added a bit of eye shadow from the ‘Soft Eyeshadows’ pack from Buzzeri.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Sienna’ set from Imitation.

It’s a gorgeous day for standing out in the little field of flowers at Oboeru.

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

PART ONE

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—
Riding—riding—
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

He’d a French cocked-hat on his forehead, a bunch of lace at his chin,
A coat of the claret velvet, and breeches of brown doe-skin.
They fitted with never a wrinkle. His boots were up to the thigh.
And he rode with a jewelled twinkle,
His pistol butts a-twinkle,
His rapier hilt a-twinkle, under the jewelled sky.

Over the cobbles he clattered and clashed in the dark inn-yard.
He tapped with his whip on the shutters, but all was locked and barred.
He whistled a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

And dark in the dark old inn-yard a stable-wicket creaked
Where Tim the ostler listened. His face was white and peaked.
His eyes were hollows of madness, his hair like mouldy hay,
But he loved the landlord’s daughter,
The landlord’s red-lipped daughter.
Dumb as a dog he listened, and he heard the robber say—

“One kiss, my bonny sweetheart, I’m after a prize to-night,
But I shall be back with the yellow gold before the morning light;
Yet, if they press me sharply, and harry me through the day,
Then look for me by moonlight,
Watch for me by moonlight,
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way.”

He rose upright in the stirrups. He scarce could reach her hand,
But she loosened her hair in the casement. His face burnt like a brand
As the black cascade of perfume came tumbling over his breast;
And he kissed its waves in the moonlight,
(O, sweet black waves in the moonlight!)
Then he tugged at his rein in the moonlight, and galloped away to the west.

PART TWO

He did not come in the dawning. He did not come at noon;
And out of the tawny sunset, before the rise of the moon,
When the road was a gypsy’s ribbon, looping the purple moor,
A red-coat troop came marching—
Marching—marching—
King George’s men came marching, up to the old inn-door.

They said no word to the landlord. They drank his ale instead.
But they gagged his daughter, and bound her, to the foot of her narrow bed.
Two of them knelt at her casement, with muskets at their side!
There was death at every window;
And hell at one dark window;
For Bess could see, through her casement, the road that he would ride.

They had tied her up to attention, with many a sniggering jest.
They had bound a musket beside her, with the muzzle beneath her breast!
“Now, keep good watch!” and they kissed her. She heard the doomed man say—
Look for me by moonlight;
Watch for me by moonlight;
I’ll come to thee by moonlight, though hell should bar the way!

She twisted her hands behind her; but all the knots held good!
She writhed her hands till her fingers were wet with sweat or blood!
They stretched and strained in the darkness, and the hours crawled by like years
Till, now, on the stroke of midnight,
Cold, on the stroke of midnight,
The tip of one finger touched it! The trigger at least was hers!

The tip of one finger touched it. She strove no more for the rest.
Up, she stood up to attention, with the muzzle beneath her breast.
She would not risk their hearing; she would not strive again;
For the road lay bare in the moonlight;
Blank and bare in the moonlight;
And the blood of her veins, in the moonlight, throbbed to her love’s refrain.

Tlot-tlot; tlot-tlot! Had they heard it? The horsehoofs ringing clear;
Tlot-tlot; tlot-tlot, in the distance? Were they deaf that they did not hear?
Down the ribbon of moonlight, over the brow of the hill,
The highwayman came riding—
Riding—riding—
The red coats looked to their priming! She stood up, straight and still.

Tlot-tlot, in the frosty silence! Tlot-tlot, in the echoing night!
Nearer he came and nearer. Her face was like a light.
Her eyes grew wide for a moment; she drew one last deep breath,
Then her finger moved in the moonlight,
Her musket shattered the moonlight,
Shattered her breast in the moonlight and warned him—with her death.

He turned. He spurred to the west; he did not know who stood
Bowed, with her head o’er the musket, drenched with her own blood!
Not till the dawn he heard it, and his face grew grey to hear
How Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
The landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
Had watched for her love in the moonlight, and died in the darkness there.

Back, he spurred like a madman, shrieking a curse to the sky,
With the white road smoking behind him and his rapier brandished high.
Blood red were his spurs in the golden noon; wine-red was his velvet coat;
When they shot him down on the highway,
Down like a dog on the highway,
And he lay in his blood on the highway, with a bunch of lace at his throat.

. . .

And still of a winter’s night, they say, when the wind is in the trees,
When the moon is a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
When the road is a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
A highwayman comes riding—
Riding—riding—
A highwayman comes riding, up to the old inn-door.

Over the cobbles he clatters and clangs in the dark inn-yard.
He taps with his whip on the shutters, but all is locked and barred.
He whistles a tune to the window, and who should be waiting there
But the landlord’s black-eyed daughter,
Bess, the landlord’s daughter,
Plaiting a dark red love-knot into her long black hair.

I know that’s a long read, but believe me, it’s so worth it! This poem has captivated me for so many years and I just felt that this picture had this kind of mood. No, I’m not the landlord’s black eyed daughter, but I can relate to her self sacrifice, mainly because I would do anything for the people I love. I hope it would never come to that, that I have to kill myself to save anyone, but I truly would give up my life to save someone I love. Yea, I know it sounds kind of trite, and easy to say because it hasn’t come to that, but look at the people who have lost their lives, doing the most heroic of things, and not just for people they love, but for complete strangers. The people that are completely selfless when in situations that hard choices must be made, and are done in the blink of an eye, and the ones who survive these miracles will say they’d do it again with no thought of their own safety. I can only hope I act in this way if ever in this situation. I guess a person never knows how they’ll react when in dangerous situations, but I hope I’m the one helping in any way I can, instead of leading the charge, running in the opposite direction as fast as I can while yelling, ‘Run Away!’.

This shot has a lot in it, but what I really want to show is that I’m in, what I call, the master bedroom of the ‘Galveston’ home from Galland Homes. It’s part of the February Builder’s Box, which is still available in-world or on Market Place. This house has a land impact of 128 with two extremely spacious rooms for decorating ease. I’m in the second smaller room, which I’ve made into a master bedroom, complete with a fireplace and 5 windows in 3 directions, making for some amazing views while enjoying some privacy. The larger room also has a fireplace and with it’s many windows and vaulted ceilings it really makes it so versatile for many decorating styles. The front door opens out onto a small porch with a nice railing, perfect for watching the sunset in your rocking chair! Here’s a closer look at the outside!

I’m sitting sadly here, using the ‘Careless Whispers’ pose from the ‘Heartache’ pose sets from Le Poppycock. There’s 2 sets, each with 6 thoughtful or sad poses with rose pose props for that lost love. They’re available at the current round of The Chapter Four.

I have a lot of decor out here, so I’m going to keep it simple and run down what’s what and from who! 😀

‘Repurposed Barnwood Frame’ & ‘Repurposed Barnwood Shelf’- [QE] Designs (I added a texture of ‘The Gleaners’ by Jean-François Millet)
‘Sepia Peonies, 02’- NOMAD
‘Stockholm Bed’, ‘Sneakers Decor, female’, & ‘Bedroom Curtain’- ~BAZAR~
‘Wood Speakers’, ‘Wood Turntable’, ‘Good Music Holder’, ‘Trunk’- ..::THOR::..
‘Truly Madly Deeply sign’- NACH Home & Furnishings
‘Rainy Day Table Lamp,bright’, ‘The Sky is the Limit, frame,moon’, ‘Curiousity Bell Jar, egg’, & ‘Fall Roses 03’, – [keke]
‘Hanne Fireplace Tools & Logs’- {what next}
‘Romantic Winter Candles’- ONE DECOR
‘attic storage gacha 4’ and ‘look through the window gacha 1 & 2’- Haikei
‘Framed Picture, Let Them Eat Cake'(gacha)- Tres Blah
‘Spiral Egg’ & ‘Spring Pineapple Egg, RARE Spring Fountain’- The Half Moon Market
‘Sunday Morning Decorative Pillows’- ARIA
‘fresh rose tea’ & ‘Woodland Dreams, feather incense’- Dust Bunny

I’m wearing the ‘Lace Crop Top’ from ISON, the ‘Boyfriend Jeans, dark wash’ from fashionably dead, and the ‘Junghwa’ hair from MONSO. The look all starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

And Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

It’s back to normal now that the holidays are over. The turkey’s gone, the gifts used and abused, and the candy bowls are empty…thankfully! So what this means is real life goes back to normal and Christmas 2017 is but a memory now, but looking back there’s one thing that I think most people will agree with. It seems to be way too stressful. It wasn’t for me this year, as it was a quiet Christmas with no large family gathering involved, and I didn’t contribute any cooking or baking, which I normally do and manage to screw up the buns and have to make a second batch. So, I got the gifts, not the most inspired ones this year, but everyone seemed to enjoy what I got them. Since we didn’t open gifts until a few days after Christmas, December 25 was a normal day for me. Coffee……dinner…..coffee……..supper…..bedtime……much like any other day for me in the winter! So tomorrow I plan on getting started on some of the winter projects I have hanging over my head, I want to try to get started early and stay at it for the morning, then if I take some quality SL time in the afternoon, at least I’ve accomplished something. But, the one thing that stresses me out when I work in the morning is making sure I get my coffee break in, because it needs to get done. Sometimes I’ll take it first…..so I can get it out of the way and not worry about it so much, but then 10 AM rolls around, which is coffee time, and I just have to take a coffee break again. It’s a must! And I never ever manage to keep a coffee break to 15 minutes. Even when I was a member of the Teamsters and punched a clock I couldn’t keep my coffee breaks under a half hour. So with me being my own boss, now I turn a coffee break into a lunch, and lunch becomes an afternoon off! It’s not a bad way to live, if I do say so myself.

So, I rambled a bit……but what the heck, it’s my blog and I can ramble if I want to! 😀 I was perusing flickr the other day, which I will admit to doing several times throughout most days, and saw a new post from Michelle Halster of Carniola Poses. She has released a new set and since I’m a fan I clicked on the link to Market Place to grab it. Then I saw the description inviting the first 5 people to comment with full SL name and get the set for free! I was commenting like my life depended on it! Michelle promptly passed along my free set of poses in-world and I was thrilled. So, here is the ‘smooth’ pose(the set contains 7 poses plus mirrors), from the ‘Find the Words’ set from Carniola Poses. Thanks so much, Michelle!

And as for my outfit here? I’ve fallen in love with the ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ from fashionably dead and available at ~uber~. The ‘Cropped Turtleneck Sweater’ is from ISON and also available ar the current round of ~uber~.

This very cute hair is ‘Corinne’ from {Limerence} and it’s available at the current round of the Kinky Event.

I’m normally not a huge fan of Mary Jane shoes, but the ‘Lydia Mary Jane Creepers’ from Livalle are just incredible! They’re compatible with the SLink and Maitreya flat fee and are available at the current round of SaNaRaE.

As always, my skin is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The ‘Vintage Nightstand’, the ‘Fish Bowl’ and the ‘Vintage Radio’ are from the ‘Summer is Gone’ gacha set from ..::THOR::... And the ‘Flower Embossing Chair’ is from Soy.

I made a visit to ‘Mother Road‘ on the Ludington sim and I found this little loft in the building in front of the ‘Better Call Saul’ billboard. It’s not very good in the rain and hot sun since it’s roof is pretty much shot, but it was perfect for a little bit of quiet time that I was in need of.

Give Sorrow Words

Give Sorrow Words

Give sorrow words;
the grief that does not speak
knits up the o’er wrought heart
and bids it break.

~Shakespeare~

Although I understand the cycle of life, fully, I still find it hard to bear! I love autumn for it’s beauty, but it’s a time of year where sorrow is close to my heart! I grieve the loved ones I’ve lost at this time of year and I look ahead to losing a close friend who will be lost to me soon. I cry for all who are sick and are fighting a fight that can’t be won. Long may you run!

The days are getting short here, the sun has just risen and it’s after 9 AM, winter temperatures will be here soon. But, at least I have my wonderful Second Life to keep my in another world, where I can find a little bit of peace.

Kralus has had some great new releases lately and the Savvy Tops are one of them! This is ‘Taupe” from the Earthtones pack which contains five colours, a solid option along with a version with black cuffs and collar. So the pack consists of ten tops in total and is compatible with the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya(seen here) mesh bodies. You can shop Kralus on Market Place, too!

I wanted a pair of shoes that really stand out to go with this outfit, and the Eliza Stiletto, Suede from NX-Nardcotix fit the bill! They’re Maitreya, Belleza, and SLink(seen here) feet compatible and come in a wide range of colours! I love the bright orange that really demands your attention!

These gorgeous nails are from the Vintage Thanksgiving mini palette from Hello Dave! It’s part of the November Mystery Box that is at a super low price for the month. It has eight exclusive appliers with each one having five well coordinated colours!

The Suede Pants are from the September round of Luxe Box from Ison. They fit perfectly on the SLink and Maitreya mesh bodies!

The Birdy tattoo from White Widow is one of my faves! It’s Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, TMP, and Sking compatible.

The Solar System necklace, Venus is from Bamse.

The HIIRAGI hair is from Argrace.

I’m wearing the Alex mesh head from Logo along with the Irina skin in pale tone from itGirls. I also have the Maitreya, Lara mesh body and the high feet and elegant1 hands from SLink on!

Poses by Le Poppycock.

I found this old abandoned theater at The Looking Glass for these pictures.