Le Poppycock

The Beat

There’s a song for every moment in my life, whatever my mood or what’s happening there’s a beat that’s in time with mt heart. I close my eyes, and feel the music, everything about it, from the lyrics to the tempo, whether it’s a soft song full of melody or the driving base of hard rock. I sometimes wonder what it would be like to create that music, I think I’d write a lot of slow sad songs, full of heartbreak and pain. Some would have hope, because I’m not without hope, and some would be angry, with a touch of sarcasm thrown in. I’ve never been a truly creative person, I’ve always felt like it’s in me, but I’ve never found a way to express it. It’s funny how Second Life has given me the opportunity to express some of my feelings, I’m not a painter or writer, I can’t play an instrument or sing, but I like to express myself through Liz, and maybe share a few of my thoughts, I’m not a wizard at SL photography or a future Pulitzer prize winning writer, but I always put a little bit of my heart into it.

Today it’s all about tattoos! I love virtual tattoos, you can take them off whenever you want and change them all the time. Not like real life where once you get it, it’s there for a lifetime! I’m sure there are many with regrets about the tattoos they have! I don’t regret mine at all, they’re not very big and I can cover them easily. I’ll leave it at that! Metamorphoses has released ‘Corfu’, a gorgeous floral and foliage design that covers the body nicely, and with both black and white included in the pack, it can compliment anything you might be wearing…….even if it’s only your Birthday suit! You can find ‘Corfu’ at the Metamorphoses main store.

And as for the rest of me? Well, I’m wearing the thong from the ‘Cecilia Lingerie, plum’ set from /erratic/. My hair is ‘Indy’ from Mina Hair and is available now at the Women’s Hipster Event. You’re seeing the backside of the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada and available at the current round of APPLIQUÈ. The sunset is casting a bit of a glow to it, so it’s not a very accurate depiction of it here.

I’m at home here, so you’re seeing a little corner of my life. I enjoy the soft sounds of music from the ‘Big Broadcast Radio, RARE’ from the ‘Vintage Radios’ gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in the set comes with two versions, one scripted to play music and another for decor purposes only.

The ‘Cat’ is from the ‘Catz’ gacha set from Silas Merlin. You can play this gacha and others for some totally unique artwork, at The Silas Gallery.

The stool with blankets is from the ‘Black Roof Gacha ASet {3}’ from Haikei. And the ‘Himalayan Salt Lamp’ beside it is from the ‘Rainy Days’ gacha set from Ariskea. The ‘Agave’ house plant is from {what next} and the window blind is from a gacha st from Scarlet Creative.

‘The Beat’ neon sign is from the ‘Music is Life’ gacha set from [zerkalo].

The pose is from the ‘Sweet Stuff’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

Carry On

Whatever the words that you hear,
Somehow the meaning is clear,
We’re all on the same ship together, moving on,

From the first time that life could be heard,
To the last sounds of men on this earth,
The question is always the same, where are we going, where are we going?
Ooh carry on, carry on,
There’s a silver light beside you,
Take the hand that’s there to guide you,
Through this night to where we came from,
Carry on, carry on,
When the autumn leaves are falling,
And you hear the voices calling you away,
Then do not fear, you’ll carry on,
Carry on, carry on…
Love is the daughter of life, comfort to trouble and strife,
She’s always beside you to help you carry on,

Oh they say that the stars in the sky,
Are the souls of the people who die,
Will we meet them again when we reach our destination?

Carry On‘ ~Chris De Burgh~ from the album ‘Crusader’

Turn up the volume for this one…you have to hear the beautiful lyrics. πŸ™‚

Just a musical interlude for you today, I hope you enjoy it.

I’m sitting out front of the ‘Mirage Motel 66’ on the ‘Mother Road‘ sim, and it may be a little run down, but it’s better than laying on the ground out behind the gas station! Don’t mind me, but I’m still in my jammies, the ‘Pajama Pants from {MYNX} are so comfy I may wear them all day. They come in ten prints, and they’re all the kind of prints one expects in a good pair of pajamas, and they fit the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies.

I’ve paired them with the ‘Slumber Party Tank, white’ from Tres Blah! The ‘Slumber Party’ gacha set is one of my favourites, it has everything a girl needs to have a fun night with the girls. Note how the tank fits perfectly over the tank!!

The ‘ASAGAO’ hair is from Argrace.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is an upcoming release from Avada, I’ve fallen completely in love with this one! The skin is on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of shadow from the ‘Monroe Shadow’ set from Veechi, and my eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set from Zombie Suicide.

This coffee mug and pose are from the ‘Bae Watch’ gacha set from Le Poppycock. Perfect, as always!

I’m seated on the ‘Metal Stool’ from the ‘Iron & Wood’ gacha set from YS&YS.

As I said earlier, I’m outside the ‘Mirage Motel 66’ and I want to confirm that that IS a framed portrait of Christopher Walken in some kind of uniform in that room. Christopher Walken rocks, we need more cowbell!! πŸ˜€

Pumpkins, Anyone?

They leave me in charge of getting a pumpkin, and I don’t even like Halloween! I thought someone would come with me to help, but, nooooo….they’re all too busy. I liked the little pumpkins, all round and cute and most importantly, not heavy. But, they wanted a big one…..I think the term was, ‘a behemoth of a pumpkin’! I guess they think I’m Superman or something, otherwise how is said ‘behemoth’ going to get loaded into the truck? It ain’t walking there itself! It’s not that this one is immensely heavy, heck I’ve grown pumpkins bigger than this one, but what makes carrying them hard is their lack of handles! Please…someone…anyone…..develop a pumpkin with a handle, I may not approve of GMO, but I’ll let that go, if only for a handle! πŸ˜€

There’s a couple things in that story that are completely factual. I don’t really like Halloween, I just don’t get it. I don’t approve of GMO, in any instance, and yes…I have grown a few jumbo pumpkins. They were big enough that I had to get a tarp under each one and have 3 people carry them one at a time. Nowhere near record breaking but I was happy with them. This one isn’t light, I know that for a fact, but I love this whole scene! Le Poppycock has made the incredible pose/prop set ‘Oh My Gourd’ exclusively for the Men Only Hunt 10, which runs until October 28. You’re looking for a moustache somewhere in the lobby area of the main store, and for no cost you will receive this gifty! The gift includes the pumpkin, of course, a pose, plus a nice cluster of pumpkins. The pumpkins are all wearable, so you don’t need to rezz anything to create the perfect pumpkin scene!

I’ve surrounded myself with lots of pumpkins here. The ones in the pile behind me are from the ‘Fall Punkin v2’ set from [QE] Designs and available at Mad Circus 3 and Trick or Treat Lane. They’re a new release and there’s four shapes in the set with each pumpkin having 8 colours to choose from via drop down menu, plus they’re scripted for easy resizing.

The ‘Scarecrow’ is a new VIP gift from {what next}. The VIP group has a one time 250L fee to join, but it’s well worth it with regular gifts, plus previous gifts out to grab, too.

The ‘hay bales’ and ‘hay bale w/blanket’ are both from hive. The ‘hay bales’ are decor only but the hay ‘bale w/blanket’ have four sitting animations. The ‘Outhouse’ is also from hive, it’s a one seater and comes in so handy when nature calls!

The ‘Jar of Fireflies’ and the ‘Grunge Barrel Seat’ are both from .::THOR::., and from separate gachas. I can never resist playing the gachas when at the .::THOR::. main store…..I always win, no matter what I get!

The grasses, power poles and windmill are all from [we’re CLOSED].

The ‘Fall Pumpkins & Flowers Toolbox’ and the Sunflower Garden Gacha Table’ are both from gachas from Bee Designs. There’s a great selection of fall and Halloween gachas upstairs, if you’re in need of great seasonal decor.

The ‘Shipping Container’ is from a previous round of Deco[c]rate from 7 Emporium.

The ‘Fresh Eggs’ sign is from floorplan.

And as for my outfit, you ask? Well, I started with the ‘Jessie’ hair and snapback from the ‘Snapback Gacha’ from BesomxFLite! I was so excited to see this gacha at the Besom main store. I’d given up on ever finding it, then a miracle happened! πŸ™‚

The loose and comfortable ‘Boyfriend Jeans’ from !APHORISM! are perfect for a little bit of work.

The ‘Tech Sweater’ is a new release from [Vale Koer] and available at the October round of Kustom9.

I scored the RARE ‘Unisex Boots w/socks’ from NOeditioN. They’re HUD driven with lots of colour options including a socks on/off toggle button. They’re at the new round of The Epiphany.

And the whole look starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, which won’t be available til November…but I’m special and got a preview! Thanks, Stephanie. πŸ™‚ It’s on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

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! πŸ™‚ 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.

You Might Be a Canadian.......

…..if you wear a ‘toque’ in the winter instead of a ‘woolen cap’ or ‘beanie’.

…..if you make a run to the ‘LBS’ for a ‘two-four’.

…..if try your luck at ‘Rrrrrroll up the Rim’ at Tim’s when you get your Double-Double.

…..when a guy wears ‘gitch’ instead of ‘tighty whities’.

…..if your favourite potato chips are ‘Ketchup’.

…..if you ask your friend to, ‘lend me a toonie, eh!’

I have to say that these phrases are used in Canada, but it’s almost like we’re mocking ourselves when we use some of them. Although I do wear a ‘toque’ and like my coffee From Tim’s, but I like it with double cream no sugar. I try to win something when Tim’s has ‘Rrrrroll up the Rim’, which starts late February, but I usually have no luck. I don’t hear anyone say ‘gitch’ very much anymore, but I think that’s mainly because underwear doesn’t seem to be a topic that I talk about with anyone. The word ‘gitch’ can also be interchangeable with ‘ginch’ or ‘gonch’ too, it just depends on what part of the country you live in. Personally, I don’t really like Ketchup chips, they’re a funny red colour and don’t taste very good to me. The word ‘toonie’ is used often, why say ‘two dollars’ when you can say ‘toonie’! I do say ‘eh’ now and then, it’s just natural, but the belief that Canadians say ‘aboot’ instead of ‘about’ is not all encompassing. I live in the west and we say ‘about’, even we notice when people from the eastern provinces say ‘aboot’! Why do I mention Canada? Well, behind me in this photo is the ‘Trailer Park Boys’, as I’m sure anyone who has seen the show knows. If you haven’t seen it, you should watch…..it’s quite funny, and very Canadian! You too can pose with the Trailer Park Boys, just drop in at ‘Mother Road‘ and you’ll see all kinds of great scenes for photography! Paul has done a wonderful job with this sim!

I’m caught up in this book and I don’t care what’s going on around me, I need to find out what happens. While I’m reading, take a look at the beautiful new group gift from Slipper Originals. The ‘Love Rings’ are fitted for the Maitreya bento hands, the gift includes left and right rings, and they’re HUD driven with 6 metals. The Slipper Original group has a one time fee of 49L to join and in return you get a 5% discount on main store purchases and regular group gifts.

This book and pose is from the ‘Book Lovers’ sets of poses and props from Le Poppycock. There’s two sets, both including 6 poses with various props to add in each set. This is pose is called ‘Portable Magic’! Which a book is, of course! These sets are at the current round of The Liaison Collaborative, which runs until the end of the month.

I wanted to add a little extra colour to my manicure so I’m wearing one of the 9 colour options in the ‘Fall Tipped Polish’ from ZoZ Icon. They’re available at the current round of Cosmopolitan, which runs until October 7.

The ‘Mandala Tattoo’ is from .::INKer::.. It comes in two tones and is compatible with the big 3 mesh bodies for women plus Omega and also the SLink and Signature mesh bodies for men.

The ‘Fitted Cardigan’ is from the paper arrow co.. It’s fitted for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and available at the September round of ~uber~.

The ‘HOTARU’ hair is from Argrace.

The ‘Lilla, gold’ glasses are a work of art from Air.

My look all begins with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of eye shadow from the ‘Harvest Shadow’ from Veechi. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.