[monso]

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.

Bitter Sweet

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, that’s life
Tryna make ends meet
You’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet yeah

No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
But I’m a million different people
From one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
Have you ever been down?

Well I’ve never prayed
But tonight I’m on my knees yeah
I need to hear some sounds that recognize the pain in me, yeah
I let the melody shine,
Let it cleanse my mind,
I feel free now
But the airwaves are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now

No change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
From one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no
Have you ever been down?
I can’t change it you know
I can’t change it

‘Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, this life
Tryna make ends meet
Tryna find some money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places
Where all the veins meet yeah

You know I can change, I can change
I can change, I can change
But I’m here in my mold
I am here in my mold
And I’m a million different people
From one day to the next
I can’t change my mold
No, no, no, no, no

Bitter Sweet Symphony‘ ~The Verve~

I’ve always found it sad that so many people spend the majority of their lives chasing the dollar. It’s the way of the world, it’s a money driven society that relies just about solely on consumerism to keep the economy going. So many times I’ve heard someone say how much they wish it was Friday. I’ve done that…..always waiting for a certain day when life would really begin. But, by waiting for every Friday and getting through it so the weekend can start, 5 of your 7 days of the week are spent wishing it was a different day. It kind of goes against the whole concept of living in the moment! I’ve worked at jobs that I’ve hated and I’ll admit that I just can’t handle being that unhappy. I don’t mean that I need to be blissful every moment, it comes down to the stress that a job has, and my inability to handle it! Because I admit to stressing easily, when it comes to spending that many hours a day stressed, then the rest of the day being stressed about going back to work, I just can’t do it! Luckily, I’ve always managed to have a roof over my head and a few loonies in my pocket! I won’t lie to you and say it’s always been easy, I’ve struggled and times have been tough, but it’s funny what a person can do without. I came to the conclusion that to lower my expectations and stay sane is much more enjoyable than running after that dollar, and having life pass me by waiting for the weekend!

So, the focus of this post is the tattoo!! It’s the ‘Lust’ tattoo from Carol G Tattoo and available now at Cosmopolitan Events. It’s amazingly detailed with a beautiful feminine design that looks gorgeous all on it’s own, or with the simplest of lingerie. It comes in black(seen here), white and red and it’s compatible with SLink, Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies plus anything that uses the Omega system. This round of Cosmopolitan runs until April 21.

The bra and panties are from the ‘SAVANNAH Lingerie’ set from Big Beautiful Doll Lingerie. The set also includes a garter and stockings with all being compatible with the 3 major mesh bodies.

The ‘My Hair-Suzy- is from [monso].

I’m wearing the ‘Raine Gen 2’ skin in tone 210 from Avada here, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is one of the 6 poses in the ‘Kate’s Closet’ set from RK Poses and I’m sitting in the ‘Accent Gift Chair’ from Nutmeg.

The Best Things in Life are Free

At least that’s what ‘they’ say! I get that, I really do, if one considers what’s really important in life the best things aren’t anything you go somewhere to buy. As far as I know laughs are free as are hugs, sleep, and good memories. As far as I’m concerned best friends are free, if they’re not…they’re not your friend. 🙂 But if you tend to think the best things in life are things that cost money, then you’re priorities are somewhat skewed! Unless you’re talking about chocolate, chocolate isn’t free, and it’s right up there in what’s good in life. Coffee……..coffee isn’t free, either. Unless of course someone treats you to a coffee, then it’s free and one of the best things in life. Music isn’t free, unless a person can sing a cappella, then it’s free. Since I can’t sing and I don’t play any sort of musical instrument, music isn’t free, but it is one of the best things in life. I like to keep life simple, enjoying the very basics of what is good in this world. I admit to enjoying my Second Life, which requires a computer and internet connection, but is it one of the best things in life? Maybe on some days, but I still enjoy sitting in the sunshine with a peaceful mind enjoying the very basics in life, like fresh air, soft breezes, and the stillness of my world.

Ok, I felt a little pressured to get this picture, and I finally got one I can live with, after numerous changes to my hair and top, different poses and angles, then to find a wind light was downright agony! But, here it is……and just in time! It’s the second weekend of the month(already) which means it’s Monthly Midnight Madness! And at Elle Boutique(formerly Slipper Originals) the store is abuzz with the upcoming round. Starting at midnight tonight……whether you call it Friday night or Saturday morning, Elle will make the MMM board active and the first 1500 people who tap the board will get the ‘Tabitha Earrings’, in silver and turquoise, with an add-on HUD available for a reasonable price to make it a full set.

Then at noon Saturday the board will be restocked and the ‘Deja Vintage Earrings’will become available to the first 1500 avis again, who touch the board. I’m wearing these earrings in my shot, in the free version colours. There will also be an add-on HUD to make it a full set. If you happen to miss out on either of these items, all is not lost. All day Sunday you can stop in at the main store and pick up the earrings, for a nominal fee and the add-on HUDs for the same reasonable price as before.

It’s an exciting weekend, you can find more information on Monthly Midnight Madness here.

I came across the ‘Chaeyoung’ hair in my inventory, having forgotten I even had it. It’s from [monso].

The ‘Free to Love’ tattoo is from Carol G Tattoo Wear.

My look all begins 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 eye shadow from the ‘Tiana Eye makeup’ set from Zibska. You can’t see much of it, but I know it’s there. 🙂

The pose is from the ‘Loose Ends’ set of poses from Le Poppycock.

Stir My Soul

After taking a picture, I take time to think about what I want to say, and usually on weekends I give my mind and opinions a day off and take a musical interlude. But, since I had one a few days ago I feel I should think a little bit this fine Saturday morning. So, after an hour or so wondering what to write, while I vacuumed no less, it came to me to talk a bit about one of the things that Second Life offers us. I’ve really come to enjoy the live music scene, that’s alive and well in-world. The quality of artists is truly amazing and the variety is vast. I take in at least one live show a day, and enjoy the time just sitting quietly listening, this morning it’s an early show by one of my favourites, singer/songwriter/guitarist Jack Slade. His sad songs and soulful guitar always stirs my soul. There really is something for everyone when looking for live entertainment, the thing to do is just go! Find a scheduled show and drop in! I follow The Keys Management Group on FaceBook and get a rundown each day of the performances going on around the grid. There’s something magical about live music that makes everything feel all right.

The ‘My Heart Jewelry Set’ is a new release from !NFINITY and it’s perfection is in it’s simplicity. The set of necklace and earrings, in either gold or silver, are 100% original mesh, resize on touch, and the necklace is HUD driven to add your initial, an ‘L’ for me! 😀

The ‘Junghwa’ hair is from [monso].

I’ve added the ‘Catwa Closed Eye’ applier from Izzie’s here, for the smooth closed eye look.

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.

This is pose 29 from M I L A Poses.

What a Long Strange Trip it's Been
Six Years! Yea…..I can’t believe it either! It’s my Rezz Day today and I can’t believe it’s 6 years ago today that I came into this world. It wasn’t easy, showing up in this world all system and noobish. No, not noobish….I was plain old 100% NOOB, as anyone newly rezzed into SL is! I had a white business suit on and carrying a bag of some sort. It didn’t take me long to remove a sleeve, without knowing how, since back then a top came with 6 pieces, all of which had to be worn then adjusted to fit. I ended up at some country bar where thankfully my sister came to my rescue and took me to her place! I had absolutely no clue what was going on, I just knew it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen! Since then I’ve had difficulty adjusting to the many changes that have occurred. I never wanted mesh hands or feet, even though there was nothing at all attractive about system feet or the invisiprims that could put shoes on them. I never wanted a mesh body and Oh Em Gee, I never want a mesh head!! So, go forward 6 years and here I am, all mesh all the time and thinking it’s unimaginable to be any other way! The options for living my Second Life are limitless and I still find it to be great fun. I’ve made some incredible friends and I’ve learned there is no limit to some peoples stupidity, but hey…that’s just the joys of humanity! I love this ever evolving world and hope to be here for many years to come, I may be getting older, but I think I look pretty good for my age!! 😀

Here’s my face…yes….this is what the other side of me looks like! And, I’m wearing the newest release from !NFINITY here! The ‘Luca Choker’ is one of those accessories that stays on all the time, no matter what. I think most of us have one piece of jewelry that makes us feel naked when it’s taken off and this choker would be that for me in real life! It’s a nice simple accent that just adds to an outfit, even just jeans and a shirt. It’s unisex, HUD driven with 4 metals and 4 leather textures, it’s resize on touch and unrigged, plus it’s 100% original mesh!You can get it at the current round of Men Only Monthly, which runs until February 15.

The ‘Junghwa’ hair from [monso] is available at the current round of SaNaRaE. The pretty updo with soft face framing tendrils is so feminine!

The ‘Relaxed Blouse’ is one of my favourites from Tres Blah. It’s HUD driven with lots of bra textures, if you choose to wear it at all!

This is a really good look at the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. Note the full lips, perfectly groomed brows, and pert little nose, that come together to make me so pretty! Yea….I’m not full of myself at all!! lol

I’m using one of the 9 options from the ‘Harvest Shadow’ set from Veechi along with one of the 3 sets of eyelashes from the ‘Natural 2’ eyelash pack from Mai Bilavio. Plus, my eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set from Zombie Suicide.

And the whole look starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Just a note, the artwork behind me is from Harry Cover, who was so kind as to share his work with me to enjoy while at home. It’s framed with the ‘Repurposed Barnwood Frames’ from [QE] Designs. I’m fascinated with the whole repurposing trend going on, of course I’ve always done it….it’s just that on the farm we called it scavenging to avoid having to buy something!

My pose is from the ‘Detached Bento Pose Set’ from FOXCITY.