Just Because

Say Something

[Justin Timberlake:]
Ooh
Yeah, alright
Ooh

Everyone knows all about my direction
And in my heart somewhere
I wanna go there, still I don’t go there

Everybody says say something, say something, say something
Let’s say something, say something and say something
I don’t wanna get caught up in the rhythm of it

But I can’t help myself, no, I can’t help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No, I can’t help myself, no, I can’t help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it

[Justin Timberlake (Chris Stapleton):]
Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have
(Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have

[Chris Stapleton:]
Everyone knows all about my transgressions
Still in my heart somewhere
This melody and harmony
For you and me, tonight
Whoa, I hear them call my name

Everybody says say something, say something, say something
Let’s say something, say something and say something
I don’t wanna get caught up in the rhythm of it

But I can’t help myself, no, I can’t help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No, I can’t help myself, no, I can’t help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it

[Justin Timberlake (Chris Stapleton):]
Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have
(Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have
(Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have
(Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have)
Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have
(Maybe I’m looking for something I can’t have)

[Justin Timberlake & Chris Stapleton:]
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing at all
Sometimes the greatest way to say something is to say nothing

But I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no
Caught up in the middle of it
No I can’t help myself, no I can’t help myself, no, no, no
Caught up in the rhythm of it

Say Something‘ ~Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton

I just can’t stop listening to this song! I don’t know what it is about it that I find so enthralling, it could be the relentless beat that draws me in, or the haunting voices that go so well together, it could be the merging of genres that this pair have created to such great effect, it doesn’t matter what it is, I’m caught up in the rhythm of it! The link to the song is the official video, but my prefered version is from the Jimmy Kimmel live show.

I must say that this is one of the most romantic, classiest, and downright most gorgeous gowns…..ever! Annie from *Just BECAUSE* has created the ultimate in formal wear with the ‘Payton Gown’ which is available in the inaugural round of FaMESHed Go. You can find out all you need to know at the FaMESHed Go website or visit it’s headquarters. This is a main store event so if nothing else, just head to the *Just BECAUSE* main store and grab it. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza(Freya/Isis), and SLink(Hourglass/Physique) mesh bodies, it comes in loads of colours, the scarf is HUD driven with lots of colour choices and an on/off toggle, and it hugs a girls curves so perfectly you’ll have everyone staring!

The ‘Miriam’ hair from TRUTH Hair is the perfect updo for this dress, with the whisps flowing down the back.

The pose is from the ‘Candice’ set of poses from Pose Maniacs.

I’m using the default lighting for the Isle of May sim here, which is perfect for this colour of dress, IMO. I didn’t plan that…it just happened!

I Won't Give Up

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
Well, there’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Well, I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

I don’t wanna be someone who walks away so easily
I’m here to stay and make the difference that I can make
Our differences they do a lot to teach us how to use
The tools and gifts we got, yeah, we got a lot at stake
And in the end, you’re still my friend at least we did intend
For us to work we didn’t break, we didn’t burn
We had to learn how to bend without the world caving in
I had to learn what I’ve got, and what I’m not, and who I am

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up, I’m still looking up.

Well, I won’t give up on us (no I’m not giving up)
God knows I’m tough enough (I am tough, I am loved)
We’ve got a lot to learn (we’re alive, we are loved)
God knows we’re worth it (and we’re worth it)

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

I Won’t Give Up‘ ~Jason Mraz & Daryl Hall~

Yea…another song for you! I’m sorry for not having anything to say! I sit and try to think of something to write about, preferably happy, and I come up empty every time. It’s hard to write from the heart and be happy, when the heart isn’t happy. I refuse to bring everyone down with dark thoughts, so this is what I’m left with. In all honesty, I’d love to put a song with every picture, I love music and most of my pictures have a mood that’s perfect for certain songs. I’m standing atop a rocky cliff at Isle of May, it looks like I’m considering taking the plunge, but as one friend said, ‘don’t bother….wearing that gown will just make a parachute’ and I’ll float down to land on the shore below. So, I’ll stand out here in the wind, deep in thought and trying to keep dark thoughts at bay! Please be warned that you may be faced with another song for the next post. Until something shifts in my thinking, I’m sorry to say that more songs are on the way. I hope I don’t run out, YouTube does have a finite number of songs! 🙂

The beginning of April has brought with it a new round of FaMESHed, and Just BECAUSE is there with the gorgeous ‘Evelyn’ gown. It’s fitted for the Maitreya, SLink(Physique & Hourglass), and the Belleza(Isis & Freya) mesh bodies and comes in 32 colours, with each colour being HUD driven to change straps and beads. The beads also have an on/off toggle. Maybe just get the fatpack, it’s usually what I do! FaMESHed runs until April 27.

The ‘KOHAKU’ hair is from Argrace.

I’m wearing the ‘Raine Gen 2’ skin, in tone 210 from Avada, and available now at The Makeover Room, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Heartache’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

$*%@(&%!^ Typos

I am such a bad typist!! Oh, I know everyone has moments, but I seem to just automatically make the same typos over and over again. I’m not sure if anyone who chats with me in-world notices, but I get so frustrated when I see I’ve made the word ‘doing’ into ‘diong’ yet again! My fingers just won’t put the letters in the right order, for some reason! If there’s a wrong way to spell a word, I’ve done it, I just hope that whoever I’m chatting with speaks fluent ‘typonese’ and can decipher what I’m saying. The one good thing about typos is that when I spell a word wrong, that person is then assuming it’s a typo when in reality I just have no idea how to spell it. And with my lack of knowledge in current acronyms, I never know if the letters in someones message to me mean something or it’s a typo! It’s embarrassing really, but since I can acknowledge my own foibles, I don’t mind telling you all. I’m trusting everyone can completely relate to this. And really, if you tell me you can’t…..then I know you’re not being honest about your own typing skills, or lack thereof! I can usually understand what someone is saying without anything being spelled right. Unless it’s a complete mess, then I’ll have to ask for a repeat, and hope I get it then. My mistakes aren’t limited to chat in Second Life either, I’ve now written 249 characters here and I’ve had to make corrections to it 18 times! The scary part about bad spelling is that I seem to care less and then put less effort into correcting it. I used to reread my message and correct the problems, not anymore…..I hit send as soon as I’m done and hope for the best. There are times it can be embarrassing….like getting the ‘c’ and the ‘x’ mixed up. I told a friend the other day, ‘give me a sex’, meaning to just wait a second! Yea…there was much laughter. 🙂

I can’t believe how fast the month of March has passed. I logged in yesterday and realized it was the 25th and ~uber~ was open! So, off I go to find the Just BECAUSE booth to gift the newest release to my lovely sister! Since I am one of then luckiest girls in the world and blog for *JB*, I logged into Blogotex and snatched that baby right up! The ‘Daisy Top’ is so cute with delicate lace on each side, a finely detailed zipper, and a little bit of cheekiness with one side starting to slip! It’s fitted for the SLink, Belleza(Isis & Freya), and Maitreya mesh bodies and is HUD driven with the shirt, ruffle, zipper, and lace all being colour change. The fatpack contains 18 colours for the top and ruffle and 26 for the lace, there’s also 6 metal options. ~uber~ runs until April 23.

Thanks to Ana Poses, I have a new look for sipping my beverage of the Gods! The ‘Santiago’ pose set, available now at Shiny Shabby, includes 5 bento poses and coffee travel cup props.

The hair is ‘Bones’ one of my favourites from [KoKoLoReS]. It’s a colour from the ‘naturals’ pack.

As I often do, I’m wearing the ‘Just Love’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo Wear. Simple yet powerful!

The ‘Infinity Necklace’ is from Cae-Original Mesh Jewelry.

As usual, my 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.

I’m at Isle of May for this shot! It’s my new favourite place to be.

Hope Springs Eternal

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;
Man never Is, but always To be blest.
The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home,
Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

‘An Essay on Man’ ~Alexander Pope~

This winter has seemed endless, but it’s actually passed in the blink of an eye! It’s still winter-like here, it’s Canada so spring doesn’t come easy, at least where I am, but the sun is shining and the high is supposed to be a balmy +1°C. How nice is that after the long cold spells we’ve had? It wasn’t any colder than lots of other winters, but each one has it’s own challenges. So far, we’ve only had a of couple major snowfalls but some fairly long periods of cold. The days are longer now and the sun has a bit of warmth to it, which gives me hope. It’s not like winter is hopeless, it’s not that bad, I just take it day by day and eventually I come out on the other side of it. This year I’m in a little bit of a panic with how close it is for spring work to begin, and I’m in no way ready for that! With only a couple weeks left in March, April is getting closer by the minute, and here I am writing a blog post, when I should be doing prep work for the coming spring! I keep putting it off, thinking I have lots of time, but if the next month goes as fast as the last one, I’m screwed! So, I guess I better get at it……..yea…..who am I kidding, there’s always tomorrow!

This is the first time taking pictures at Mystical Fae Forest, and I am so pleased with the outcome. I’m always saying how slow I am getting the shot I want, but for the first time in my blogging history, I got the shot in one take! Yes…this is the only picture I took of this outfit! Believe it….I’ve been having trouble believing it myself! 🙂

Anyway, I’m wearing the incredibly happy and spring like ‘Cary Dress’ from Just BECAUSE. It’s fitted for the Maitreya(Lara), SLink(Hourglass & Physique), and the Belleza(Isis & Freya) mesh bodies and comes in 26 colours or the fatpack which has 4 exclusive floral prints. The ribbon and panties are both colour change and the panties have an on/off toggle if you prefer to go commando! The ‘Cary Dress’ is available now at Collabor88, which runs until April 6.

The gorgeous ‘Daisies Tattoo’ is from Carol G Tattoo Wear. I don’t know about you, but there isn’t a release from Carol G that I don’t love, the detailing is incredible and they’re all so beautifully feminine! They’re compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, SLink, and TMP mesh bodies plus anything that’s Omega compatible.

I haven’t been a blonde in at least a couple years, but I’m trying to switch it up a bit. This is the VIP gift, ‘Tinsley’ from Truth Hair.

My 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. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set from Zombie Suicide. I’ve added one of the 15 colours from the ‘Tiana Eye Make-up’ set from Zibska.

This is one of the 10 poses from ‘Pack 90’ from Overlow Poses.

Fading Like the Setting Sun

The sun moves across the sky, each minute getting closer to the end of the day, and there’s times that my life feels like the setting sun. The days have gone by, one after another with most blending into the next. It’s all a blur with the exception of pivotal events in my life that I use as markers. I remember things that have happened and then have to remember where it was compared to the events that I know exactly when they occurred. Did something happen before the house burned down, or after? Or before or after my dark, but thankfully short marriage? I’ve heard there are people that remember every day of their life, and I can’t imagine living with that. I think selective memory can be useful in putting things in the past, if we remembered the things that hurt us in every minute detail would we be likely to repeat what caused the pain? After having loved and lost, we try again to find that love, knowing we could have the pain of losing it all over again. I guess what keeps us willing to endure pain again and again is simply hope. If all hope is lost, what then do we have?

Just a few random thoughts this cloudy Sunday morning. We had some snow yesterday with more coming tonight and tomorrow. It’s not all bad though, it’s very cozy looking out on a blustery and snowy day, knowing I have nowhere to go. I can enjoy my coffee and my time in Second Life, knowing I won’t have to move snow until tomorrow when it’s all done snowing! So, without further ado, lets get at it!

I want to welcome Just Because to my small family of featured designers, and give a great big thank you to Annie Melson and Lucie Bluebird Lexington, I’m honoured that they’ve put their trust in me to showcase JB! I’ll hopefully not disappoint! I got into ~uber~ in the morning of the first day of it’s opening and grabbed the ‘Brenda Dress’ from Just Because well before I knew I’d be blogging for them. I look for the JB booth before any others when I get to ~uber~ and just about always make two purchses, a fatpack for myself and a fatpack for my sister, and this round was no exception! The ‘Brenda Dress’ is in keeping with this month’s theme, which is mod, or retro if you will. I love this little frock with it’s flared hemline and nice simple lines, plus it’s super short to show off all the leg you got! But don’t worry, there’s built in panties, with an on/off toggle. The fatpack contains 26 colours for the dress and strap, 30 colours for the buttons, and 4 for the panties. The fatpack also includes 4 extremely mod exclusives! It’s fitted for the Maitreya Lara, SLink hourglass & physique, and the Belleza Isis & Freya mesh bodies. ~uber~ runs until March 23rd.

You’ll also find the ‘H0210’ super cute pixie cut from tram at ~uber~!

My 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. I’ve added a bit of shadow from the ‘Tiana Eye Makeup’ set from Zibska. It’s from a previous Powder Pack so not sure if it’s available.

I’m using a pose from Pack 91 from Overlow Poses.

I was so happy to find out that Salt Water is back! It was one of my favourite beach sims and when it closed I was lost without a good beach to go to. But, it’s back with rentals and you can join the group for rezz rights, which I love! So please, stop in and support it to help keep it open, my beach life is counting on it!