Mother Road

Don't Believe Me

Don’t believe me when I say I’m OK, it’s probably not true! OK can mean many things and sometimes I just don’t want to face the fact that I’m not OK. I may be struggling with life, but it doesn’t mean I’ll never be better, it just means that at this moment in time I’m not happy. And it’s not the end of the world to not be happy for a time, it’s not like my life isn’t good, it is, it’s just that right now, I’m down. I will pick myself back up, I’ll smile again and enjoy the cool autumn air, the warm sun, and the beauty of life. But today, I have a little black cloud over me.

Sometimes I feel better just by saying that! But now, I’ll get to what I’m here for! First off, I have to apologize to Emms of [QE] Designs for not getting this posted earlier. I was full of good intentions but real life got in the way. The ‘Deema Halter Top, darks’ and ‘Dina Denim Mini Skirt, Skully’ were at an event that has now ended, but I’m sure you’ll find them at the main store as soon as possible. The new [QE] Designs main store is all ready for shoppers so go have a look around, I do know that today there’s a sale on different versions of this top and mini, so you’ll want to make sure to pick them up! Both are SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh body compatible, HUD driven, and the top has 15 colours with the top and strings colour change separately and the mini has 20 colours to choose from. I love the vibrant colours and the very nice detailing on these!!

I was playing the new round of PocketGacha and was incredibly lucky to get the ‘Catpuccino, Chocolate, RARE’ from Reign. For anyone who hasn’t heard about this incredibly easy event, check this out and find out more! It will completely change the way you think about a gacha event! So, Reign has released the ‘Cat Lady Started Kit’ for this, and all of the cute cat themed items are must haves! I LOVE chocolate and cappuccino, so I know I’ll be slurping the bottom of the cup in no time at all! Chocolate high, here I come!

This tousled hair is ‘Suzy’ from [monso].

It all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I added the ‘Catpuccino, Chocolate, RARE’ beverage with it’s bento animation to a pose from the ‘The Paula Series’ set of poses from an lar [poses].

I’m at ‘Mother Road‘ for this picture. It’s a great place to hang out and take some pictures.

Acrophobia

I don’t have many phobias…….but this is one that I do have. I’ve had fear of heights all my life and it’s a funny thing. I can visualize not being afraid…I can run it through my mind that nothing will happen to me…but once I get past the first step on a ladder all bets are off! I’m either afraid I’m going to fall or afraid I’m going to jump! It makes no sense…because I’m holding on for dear life and usually if I did fall, the only thing that would happen is I’d end up standing on the ground 2 feet below. I’ve pushed my limits of this fear in the past. I climbed the silo we had on the farm…and it was 75′ straight up…..I didn’t see much while doing that…going up…..standing up there…or going down. I felt the breeze on my face while I squeezed my eyes shut and prayed a lot! I’ve been in a hot air balloon a few times. I was OK up there if I didn’t think too much about it. The fact that I stood on the plywood floor of a wicker basket with nothing keeping me up there except nylon and hot air had to be far from my mind, if I was to enjoy the trip! The small issue of the ten foot flame shooting high into the nylon was another issue I had. Oh…btw…who in the h*ll invented that? You take a tank of propane..light it on fire, then put a huge nylon balloon around it and stick a wicker basket below…….and then….get in and go a mile up in the air, drifting over God knows where! Now that I think of it….that’s just crazy!!

Today I’m high up on the windmill at the beautiful Nevada-esque sim ‘Mother Road‘. There’s lots of new stuff going on at the sim, with the expansion and all. Who doesn’t want more desert in their life?

I’ve made the climb while wearing the upcoming Monthly Midnight Madness outfit that’s going to be available at Slipper Originals this coming Friday night and going on into Saturday morning. The ‘Sannie Top’ will be free to the first 1500 who slap that board starting Friday midnight to Saturday noon. And then, from noon Saturday to midnight the ‘Sannie Shorts’ will be free to the first 1500. Optional add on HUDs will be available for a very low price. So, don’t forget about Monthly Midnight Madness…it only happens once a month!

It’s not a really close look at the ‘Betsy Sandals’ from NX-Nardcotix, but with the big happy bow and the unique strap down the foot, they really stand out! They come in eight colours and fit the SLink, Maitreya, and Belleza flat feet.

The MAYU hair is a nice breezy hair from Argrace.

You can see I’m wearing a necklace, but that’s about it. It’s the ‘Sequoia, medium Necklace’ from EMPYREAN Forge and available at the current round of FaMESHeD.

The whole start of my beautiful self is the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the flat feet from SLink.

This is the ‘Breathe Me Back to Life’ unisex pose from :LW: Poses. It’s an individual pose that includes the pose with mirror and pose balls for easy posing.

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’.

Like a Stone

And on I read until the day was gone;
And I sat in regret of all the things I’ve done;
For all that I’ve blessed, and all that I’ve wronged.
In dreams until my death I will wander on.

In your house I long to be;
Room by room, patiently,
I’ll wait for you there like a stone.
I’ll wait for you there alone, alone.

Like a Stone ~Audioslave~

My music tastes change regularly and I’m always on the lookout for artists that move me. A song has to have good lyrics, nothing else, just good lyrics. It’s not about the perfect 4 octave voice, if the song is well written it doesn’t matter to me about the voice singing it. As proven by my love for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and to an extent Bruce Springsteen. Bruce really belted out some rough sounds back in his early years. But it’s all about the words, what they convey in emotion is what I’m looking for. There’s nothing more moving than a song sung by someone that feels it, regardless of the voice. As of late, my musical choices have been a lot of early 90’s grunge and some of the newer stuff by those artists. I never tire of Eddie Vedder, whether alone or with Pearl Jam. I listened to Soundgarden back in the grunge years, and although I lost track of Chris Cornell since then, his passing has made me appreciate his talent again. I’ve also been enjoying some Alice in Chains, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, and Nirvana. So, today it’s grunge, tomorrow it might be classic country or folk. But not current pop music…..never that!

I have a few things to point out to you today, starting with the ‘Bess’ hair from [KoKoLoReS]. The mid length, just-got-out-of-bed look is exactly what any hair lover needs. I’m so not into being perfectly styled and sprayed, so this is the perfect head of hair for me! ‘Bess’ is available at the August round of Hair-O-Logy, which runs until August 30.

The rush of the first few days of the opening of Collabor88 is past, so now you can shop at your leisure all of the guest designers celebrating C88’s 6th Anniversary. Stories&Co. by Flowey is one of the mainstays of the event and the ‘Debbie Bustier’ is this months exclusive. It comes in fifteen colours in vinyl, latex, and metals and is fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and ‘Freya and Isis’ from Belleza.

I’m wearing one of the nine selections in the ‘Riot Liners’ pack of eye make up from Veechi. It’s a bold eye liner but doesn’t look out of place anywhere. It’s available at the current round of Rewind which runs until September 10. I can’t believe I just wrote ‘September’!

The DWL Classic jeans are from Blueberry.

The ‘Moon Choker, gold’ is from Burial.

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.

There has been a few shake ups at Imitation, but I have no doubt that things will even out and there’ll be exciting things to come. Imitation has been releasing expressive and natural bento poses, some with great props, and I’m sure that will continue. This is from the ‘Isaiah’ set of poses, but is not available at this time. From today until August 18 everything in the store is 50% off, so make sure to stop in and get some deals.

I’m hanging out at the gas pump island at Mother Road at the Ludington sim. ‘Mother Road’ is inspired by the original ‘Mother Road’ sim of days gone by, and with my love for the desert, it’s a place I’ve been frequenting of late.