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Recurring Dreams

I’ve always had vivid dreams and through the years I go through recurring dreams that just never seem to stop. I’ve been having this one dream for about 3 years now and I’m not sure if I’m supposed to learn from it or anything, but it seems like I’m not getting the hint if there is one. It all starts with taking a trip somewhere, sometimes I fly, sometimes a bus, and one time it was even in a space ship, I think I watch Ancient Aliens too much! 🙂 So anyway, I’ve gone on this trip and stayed there an undetermined amount of time and as I’m preparing to go back home I realize that I have too much stuff to fit in my luggage. I try to pack up my belongings in the hotel room or wherever I’m staying and I can’t fit it all in. And the bags I brought with me in the first place were too many as it was. I feel this panic inside that I can’t take all my belongings with me and then the panic that if I do get it all packed I’ll never be able to carry it all, which then leads to the worry of being late for my flight or ride or whatever. When I first started having this dream I woke up all sweaty and panicked like it was a life threatening disaster, now I wake up from it just a little unsettled, I think I must be getting used to it. This isn’t the first recurring dream I’ve had for an extended period of time. Back when I was on the road I had a recurring dream about two or three times a week. It was about me losing my teeth….now, I’ll understand if you laugh at that, but it was a weird thing to have happen that often. In the dream I’d put my hands under my mouth and try to catch the teeth as they dropped out. It went on for about a year and then out of the blue, it stopped. I am a believer that dreams are your subconscious trying to tell you something, so I had done some reading on the subject and found out that this dream means that there is something going on in your life that needs fixing, that the status quo isn’t right. Well, when I read that it all made sense. I wasn’t where I was meant to be and once a few major things changed in my life the dreams of my teeth falling out had gone away. So I’m not sure what this one is telling me, but I wish I could just learn my lesson and move on!

So, I’m sitting here on a train platform in Germany with way too much baggage to carry and I had to leave some of my things behind, needless to say it’s like a bad dream! INDUSTRIE is a new event in Second Life and it’s one that I was looking forward to for quite awhile leading up to it. KraftWork is one of the sponsors of it and they have released the U Bahn Backdrops gacha set. This is a set of fictional German train station backdrops, signage and benches and it’s a really neat set. There’s 12 common and one RARE to play for. I’m using the ‘Tramhaltestelle Bahnhof’ backdrop with dark benches and the ‘Meine Fantasie XXX’ sign. INDUSTRIE runs until October 23.

I looked far and wide to gather up the luggage here! I’ll start with the far left, the ‘Travel Luggage’ from ::Tartessos Arts::Furniture is in the back and the ‘suitcase’ is fron is from the ‘Adalyne Autumn Collection from Serenity Style and available at the current round of Tres Chic. Underneath the suitcase is the trunk that holds the ‘Vintage Suitcase’ stack from {what next} which is sitting two seats to the right of me. The ‘hat box’ is from a gacha from Apple Fall, as is the ‘worn suitcase’ behind it, the ‘plaid suitcase’ on the floor in front and the other ‘worn suitcase’ to the right of me on the floor. The large trunk right beside me with the hat box on it is from the ‘Lazy Weekend’ gacha set from ::THOR::. The bag at my feet is the ‘Travel Bag, another version’ from a gacha set that I coudn’t find at the fame femme main store. So I’m not sure if it’s still available.

The pillows are from the ‘Slumber Party’ gacha set from Tres Blah.

And as for my comfortable travelling outfit? It starts with the ‘Laura Sweater’ from erratic. I put one of the six colours of ‘Ribbed Knit Leggings’ from Simply Sage on since I’ll be doing lots of sitting on this trip. The ‘Gideon Boots’ are from NX-Nardcotix and exclusive to Shoetopia. The ‘Arwen Hair’ is from Mina Hair. As always I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

And last but not least….the pose! This is a pose from the ‘School Days’ sets A & B from Le Poppycock. The set is actually a pose/prop set with school desks and other education paraphernalia attachments to make yourself young again and goofing off in class. It’s available at the ULTRA event until October 8.

Not All Clutter is Equal

I must admit to not being the best of housekeepers. I prefer being outside, so it gets a little bit neglected in the summer. When I think of clutter in my real life compared to my Second Life clutter, it’s like comparing apples to oranges. What I should do is recreate this photograph in real life! I do happen to have a cardboard box of books ready to go for donation, it’s waiting patiently! And believe it or not, my boots are even beside it, but they’re the boots I wear when I’m out doing animal things, so needless to say there’s a few things stuck on them that I’m sure no one wants to see. I do have a vintage radio I could set beside the boots, it’s red and still works. I don’t have a backpack though, although I could borrow one, but it’s probably almost worn out and in need of repairs. I have a couple houseplants, but the Hoya is really big and has grown into my window blind, so I can’t move it, but the Joshua Tree could sit beside the backpack, and it does look pretty good. I wonder how many Canadians have a Joshua Tree for a house plant? I’ll get one of my tea cups and saucers out to add to the collection, I love my jadeite in the ‘Alice’ pattern by Fire King! I do have a coat rack by my door, but it’s usually covered in hats, toques, and a chore coat. Anything that has the word ‘chore’ in it isn’t photograph material! Now, once it’s all gathered and placed I have to wait a week to get a light coating of dust on it, to make it look like the rest of the things in here! The trick will be getting a windlight for nice shadows, real life windlights just aren’t as good as SL’s!

I started out planning a blog post featuring the ‘Gideon Boots’ from NX-Nardcotix, but after many attempts at getting a pose I liked and an interesting angle I couldn’t seem to get it right and gave up and made them decor! A girl can’t wear her boots 24/7, even though she may want to! They fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza mesh feet for the women and the feet for the men’s mesh body ‘David‘ also from NX-Nardoctix. Plus there’s an unrigged pair, so pretty much anyone can wear them. They come in 7 colours and are exclusive to Shoetopia! Also from NX-Nardcotix is the ‘Finley Backpack’! It’s rigged for the ‘David’ body and also comes unrigged and this one I’m showing is the ‘static’ version. It also comes in 7 colours of rich and smooth leather. The backpack is exclusive to Men Only Monthly, which runs until October 15.

Also shown here is the ‘Vintage Bakelite Radio’ from KraftWork, the ‘book pile, leather, brown’ from .:revival:., the ‘cardboard box with books’ from [bauwerk], the ‘coat rack’ and ‘firewood basket’ are from Dust Bunny, and the house plants from [what next]. Oh…and the tea cup is from the ‘hard to find set, mint’ from [keke].

I guess I better get working on my housework, maybe Monday! 😀

Modern  Tete a Tete

I think, we as human beings, crave intimacy….and I don’t mean only sexual intimacy, I mean the bonding and closeness of being with someone that’s a kindred spirit. The true kindred spirit, to me, feels like being home and there’s peace in just being together and knowing that nothing needs to be said to enjoy each others company. I like my alone time, and in large quantities, but even I appreciate some quality time with someone I enjoy being with. It’s not about what two people do when together, it’s the quality of the bond being together creates that’s important.

Phen Balfour and I got together, and the ‘Modern Tete a Tete’ was the perfect little hideaway for us to enjoy each others company, the gentle vibes and pleasant atmosphere created by this build from KraftWork made time just fly by. It’s perfect for a little house or apartment as it fits pretty much anywhere and with the many sits and animations, two people can converse til the cows come home. It may be out in the wide expanse of the desert here, but we’re still able to have a talk and enjoy each others company. The ‘Modern Tete a Tete’ is available now at Cosmopolitan.

And as for my outfit, the Mallory Shorts and Baldwin Top are from Rebel gal and available at the current round of ~uber~. The ultra feminine hair is ‘Lily’ from Mina Hair and also available at ~uber~. Phen is wearing the Anja Blouse, Vapor
and the Anjai Shorts, Onyx, both from REVOUL and the Summer Belt Sandals, Black from Zenith.

We met at the newly expanded ‘Mother Road‘ sim, where rezz rights is had for only a 100L$ group join fee.

For a different angle and a lovely sunset please visit Phen’s blog post ‘You See it Your Way…‘ featuring the ‘Modern Tete a Tete’.

New York State of Mind

I’ve always wanted to see the Big Apple, but I haven’t, yet. I’ve been to almost every major city in the US of A and although I was seeing everything from the driver’s side of a semi and I enjoyed sight seeing as best I could. I never got to see the nicest parts of these cities, it was usually the warehouse districts and industrial areas, but there was always something interesting to see. I’ve seen the streets of Chicago that no one talks about, where graffiti is everywhere, windows all have bars on them, and the streets are empty. I’ve seen San Francisco in the early morning with the sun rays forcing their way through the fog. Houston has a life of it’s own, teeming with people on a Friday afternoon. The route through Detroit from the Canadian border at the Ambassador Bridge to I 75 is interesting, to say the least! You get the idea, I’ve seen lots of places, never staying in many of them for very long, and no matter the scenery it was always interesting to me. But, in the years I was on the road, I didn’t get to New York City. I did have the opportunity, the company I drove for went there all the time, but the few times I could have had freight going there, I turned it down. NYC was one of two places it was OK to say no to. I went in to inner Chicago, and had no problems, but New York City always intimidated me. I know that if I’d gone I wouldn’t have seen what most people want to see when going there. I wouldn’t have seen Times Square or the George Washington Bridge, Madison Square Garden wouldn’t have been on my travel itinerary, and Coney Island would have been impossible. What strikes fear into the heart of any truck driver is short underpasses, corners that are to sharp for 82 feet of truck, and ending up somewhere you shouldn’t be. Maybe one day I’ll see NYC, who knows, I might get a bad case of wanderlust and take off with nothing but a suitcase and a full wallet! Anything’s possible!

In this photograph I’m a young woman who’s moving into a NY Basement Loft and enjoying an evening cup of coffee looking out on the street she’ll call home. The NY Basement Loft skybox is from KraftWork and is exclusive to the August round of Builder’s Box. It’s 100% original mesh with a footprint of 12 x 23m, and 172 land impact. It’s one room with a little courtyard out front to enjoy the evenings, and a fireplace with candles and a little added artwork to make it homey. The August Builder’s Box can be purchased at the Headquarters.

I’m enjoying the coffee and little sit down thanks to the ‘Landfort Tabouret’, that’s a stool to us English folks, from Raindale! It’s been redone with five pastel colours and ten poses and ten animations, for both men and women, it’s materials enabled, and adds props for your coffee drinking enjoyment, among other things. 🙂 It’s available until August 20 at The Avenue.

The ‘Shabby Easel’ in the corner is a great addition to a NY Basement Loft! It’s from [zerkalo] and available at the August round of The Chapter Four, and the one thing you may not know about this very nice piece of decor is that there’s an ‘adult’ version available, with 10 adult animations! It’s land impact of 5 makes it easy to sneak into a corner of your home. The Chapter Four runs until the end of the month.

The few things that I have unpacked are the Lemon & Roses Travel Trunk, including the guitar, which is from the Travel Trunk gacha set from Chez Moi Furnitures. Someone brought me the beautiful Vouvant Pitcher in Ivory from Calm. as a house warming gift! And it appears my toast is done and waiting for me in the Tea Toaster Radio from the Vintage Radio gacha set from KraftWork.

And as for me? I’m wearing the Summer Tank Top Skirt from Zenith and available at Collabor88. The SAYAKA hair is one of the newest releases from Argrace. And as usual I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

Living Outside the Box

Why just think outside the box when you can live outside of it? Life is too short to put things off, so be wild, be free, and be yourself! No one can do that better than you!

It’s a stormy Friday evening here in my world, so I’m typing fast to try to get this written before the power goes out, like it did last night! So, lets get going, shall we!

First off, Indie Teepee starts today and KraftWork has the intricately detailed and fabulous ‘Not a Box Stage’, perfect for any kind of entertainment you may want to host. It’s HUD driven with lots of colours to light it up any way you like! The 2017 edition of Indie Teepee promises lots of music, arts, entertainment, plus the always popular retail areas for your shopping enjoyment! Every day is a full schedule of live music and DJ’s on multiple stages throughout the three areas, custom built by some of the best builders in Second Life. You can stay up to date by following the Indie Teepee Facebook page, it runs until August 6.

The Secret Affair is on and Le Poppycock has the ‘Indiscretion’ pose/prop gacha set exclusive to the event. The set consists of 10 poses with a chair for a prop and five poses without. All of the poses are sexy, seductive, and just a little bit naughty! The Secret Affair runs until July 29.

The ‘Shirley’ Lingerie set in red is a stunning set perfect for your boudoir photos. It’s a three piece set, plus appliers for the stockings in three colours from Big Beautiful Dolls Lingerie. The set is compatible with the SLink, Maitreya(seen here), and Belleza mesh bodies and is available now at Shiny Shabby.

I know this photo does nothing to show any kind of detail of anything I’m wearing, it’s not the shot I was intending when I put this outfit together, but I just adapted and let it go where it wanted. So, I’m showing a very glowy and far away shot of the lovely ‘Dannika’ Pumps from Slipper Originals. The shoes fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza high feet and the fatpack contains 16 colours, five metals and five areas to customize. Sorry for the long shot Elle, I’ll make it up to you soon. 😀

My hair is ‘WAKANA’ from Argrace.

As always I’ve applied the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada to the Lilo bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.