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Let Her Cry

She sits alone
By a lamp post
Trying to find a thought that’s escaped her mind
She says Dad’s the one
I love the most
But Stipe’s not far behind

She never lets me in
Only tell me where’s she’s been
When she’s had too much to drink
I say that I don’t care
I just run my hands through her dark hair
Then I pray to God you gotta help me fly away and just…

[Chorus:]
Let her cry, if the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing, if it eases all her pain
Let her go, let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be, let her be.

This morning I woke up alone
Found a note standin’ by the phone
Saying maybe, maybe I’ll be back some day
I wanted to look for you
You walked in
I didn’t know just what I should do
So I sat back down and had a beer and felt sorry for myself saying…

[Chorus]
Let her cry, if the tears fall down like rain
Let her sing, if it eases all her pain
Let her go, let her walk right out on me
And if the sun comes up tomorrow
Let her be, let her be.

Let Her Cry ~Hootie and the Blowfish~

A musical interlude today, I know it’s not ‘cool’ to like Hootie and the Blowfish, but I’ve never been one to worry about being cool.

Metamorphoses Tattoo has a new release and the cat lovers of the world will rejoice! The pretty black kitty face is perfectly highlighted with delicate pink roses, which makes it super feminine. It comes with 2 ink tones and is compatible with pretty much any mesh body there is plus classic avatars. You can find it in the Metamorphoses Tattoo main store or on Market Place.

I’ve rarely(meaning never) had occasion to wear the ‘Kinky Latex Dress’ from Kaithleen’s, so I thought it was time! It accents what needs accenting but still leaves a little something to the imagination. It comes in 16 colours with each one having 4 button options and 8 pantie colours, or you can go without the panties if you feel a little more daring.

This is the back of the ‘Anime 05’ hair from DURA Hair.

I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using pose 27 from M I L A Poses.

What I Need Right Now

I’m pretty simple in my wants and needs in life, but today I need something that isn’t going to happen. I’d love to be somewhere warm, not necessarily a beach, but where it’s warm enough for a T-shirt and shorts. It feels like it’s been a long winter so far, even though it’s been no worse than most, but I just want a break from it. I have done a mid winter warm climate vacation in the past, but the choice of country was questionable so it wasn’t the best of times. But that’s many years ago and I’ve learned from that, I don’t need anyplace too exotic, just warm and sunny. But since this is only wishful thinking at this point, exotic would be wonderful too! When I close my eyes and picture what I’d do, I’d maybe be sitting on a bench or at an outdoor cafe, reading a book and sipping iced tea. I’d be relaxed and enjoying each moment as it happens, having no plans and completely comfortable with that. I think I’d like to have some sort of shore available, to be able to look out on the water, wading ankle deep in it’s coolness, and breathing in all that moist coastal air. I don’t think I could want anything more than I want this right now. Ok, so reality kicks in, and knowing the person I am this is how it would play out. I’m up at 6 AM, breakfast from 6:30 to 7:15. After that I’d allot a half hour to have a quick shower then go shopping down the street, which will last about 1 hour and 20 minutes. I’ll plan a 45 minutes coffee break after that, but 32 minutes into it I feel I need to get going, so I cut that short. I take a taxi to the little cafe I’ve wanted to try, the one with the nice patio, I get a table outside and order an iced tea and get my Kindle out. I downloaded 5 extra books before taking this vacation so I’m good for reading material. I check the time, the service is a little bit slow, which puts me on edge, and now I can’t concentrate on the book. In all honesty, it’s not quite that bad, but I just can never be as relaxed and carefree in the moment, as I had thought I’d be when dreaming of this. I guess I have two choices when it comes to vacations, I can simply be happy dreaming about it, or I can learn to relax and be carefree and actually live it if I ever take another vacation. At this point, I sit here looking out on a cold winter day, at least I have a nice hot cup of coffee to enjoy.

I did find a beach to lay on in Second Life and I’m enjoying the virtual sand, sea, and sun, all while reading a favourite book. The beach is at Fairhaven, which offers group members rezz rights, so I could rezz the ‘Reading’ pose prop from Reel Poses. Which is available now at the Fetish Fair.

But what I want to bring your attention to is the ‘Amara Belly Ring’ from Slipper Originals. The February round of Monthly Midnight Madness is coming up this weekend and this will be one of the gifts, along with an inexpensive add-on HUD to make it a full set! It contains 5 heights for the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, but also includes versions for the SLink mesh bodies. The full set is HUD driven with 7 metals and 10 gemstone colours with it being materials enabled. Monthly Midnight Madness starts at midnight Friday(or Saturday morning if you prefer).

The Darkness Monthly Event is up and going and this is the Anniversary round so keep an eye out for gifts for group members. Wild Roots(formerly Pimp My Sh!t) is there with an exclusive gift and 3 new releases, one of which is the ‘L’Arbre’ tattoo. It’s a gorgeous tree of life that wraps around the waist and hip with intricate detailing and an interesting design. The pack includes 3 ink tones and is compatible with the Maitreya, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies and also anything that’s Omega compatible, along with classic avatars. The Darkness Monthly Event runs until February 28.

You’re seeing just one side of the ‘Bones’ hair from [KoKoLoReS] here. This is one of my fave hairs.

The ‘Amala Bikini’ is from Maitreya.

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 Don't Always Write About Memes.......

…….but when I do, it’s today!

How did we ever really live before the meme? I’ve just spent over a half hour scrolling memes on Google Images, and I have one of three reactions when I read one. I either shake my head in disbelief at the stupidity of it, chuckle and smile in amusement, or yell out ‘That is SO true!”, and then want to hi-5 someone. I don’t know who thinks up these things, but some of them are so funny, and mostly because it’s so true. Oh the irony of life! I actually love irony, it’s just so appealing, how just when you think things are going your way, something happens to completely end the dream. I have Alanis Morisette’s CD, Jagged Little Pill, and when I used to listen to it, I could sing along to ‘Isn’t it Ironic’ and mean every word….because it could all have happened to me. Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?

I know that little bit of writing is hugely disappointing, but it’s the weekend and my mind just doesn’t want to concentrate today. So you got a little blurb about nothing really, and now you’re maybe feeling ripped off! Well, sorry about that, but I’ll make it up to you at a later date. I’ll get really long winded about something that’s hugely sad, and I’ll be crying by the time I’m done writing it, maybe you’ll even have tears in your eyes from the futility of life. But until then, all you get is a short thought on memes! Deal with it! 😀

Today it’s all about the tattoo! I know some people love them, some hate ’em, but I’m in the first group. The ultimate freedom of the tattoo is all in Second Life, where you can change it daily if you want and never have to commit to anything or anyone. I’m sure there’s a bazillion tattoos done that are regretted after. All those women’s names on men’s chests, showing all the love and devotion to the love of their life, but really, when you start trying to think of ways to make a different word out of it, it was probably a mistake to get it. This is the ‘Ghosts of Xmas Present’ tattoo from Wild Roots(formerly Pimp My Sh!t) and don’t look at the name of it and pass on by because Christmas is over, this isn’t your Grandmother’s Christmas tattoo! There’s no bows, or gifts, or a Santa Claus! It’s just an incredibly intricate fusion of images that needs to be looked at closely and at length to really appreciate the artistry. It comes in 3 ink tones and is compatible with the major mesh bodies and anything that works with an Omega relay.

To show off as much of the tattoo as possible I’m wearing the ‘Cecilia Brassiere and Thong’ in ‘plum’ from /erratic/. It covers enough for me to feel comfortable, but not so much you can’t see most of the tattoo.

The hair is ‘M107’ from .:CHEVEUX:..

My skin, as per usual, is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa, the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya and the ‘AvEnhance Feet’ from SLink.

You might want to make a note that entangled poses has a sale on right now, with each set of 3 poses at the low price of 1L! You did read that right, One Linen!! This is a pose from the ‘Danae’ set.

Music is the Voice of the Soul

The fact that I can’t create my own music doesn’t mean that I don’t feel it or allow it to speak for me. When someone shares a song or song lyrics with me I feel it gives me a bit deeper look at what’s inside that person. I think if they’ve used a certain song to speak for them, they feel that it says what they want to say. A lot of songs can be interpreted differently, but it’s all about knowing the person and what they would feel a song is saying. I’m not sure if sharing an angry song with someone is really going to convey your feelings if you’re mad at them, but it’s worth a try! But when it comes to love and caring and telling someone they mean the world to you, you can’t go wrong with the right song. There’s something about music that will always make people close, so if you’re having trouble saying the words you want someone to hear from you, find a song that says what you need to say and send it to them, because ‘when words fail, music speaks’.

I love this tattoo from K-tarsis Designs! It’s the ‘Music is Soul’ tattoo and the script down the spine can be worn with or without the musical notes on the arms. It’s compatible with all the major mesh bodies plus Omega and is exclusive to the eBento event.

The hair is F516 from tram.

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.

The pose is ‘Interior Design’ from Del May.

Favourite Things and a Few Random Thoughts

You know the song ‘My Favourite Things’ from The Sound of Music, it’s not really a Christmas song, but I only ever hear it this time of year. I have to confess I’ve never seen the movie in it’s entirety, just pieces of it here and there. I’m not a big Julie Andrews fan, and the whole premise just seems a little too pat, for me. I don’t even really like most Christmas movies, and although I love old movies I’ve never seen Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life. I do enjoy White Christmas but mainly because I can sing along, when alone of course. I’ve not seen Scrooged, Home Alone, The Santa Clause, Elf, or Jim Carey in The Grinch, none of them even remotely appeal to me! I’ll watch Christmas Vacation if it happens to be on, but I don’t consider Lethal Weapon a Christmas movie just because it’s set at Christmas time, although it is considered one. I guess all I’m doing is cementing my reputation for being anti-Christmas in everyone’s mind. But to get back to the topic I started with, I wanted to mention a few of my favourite things this time of year, to show that even a Grinch can enjoy some parts of the festive season. I love Mandarin Oranges, which we call Christmas oranges here because it’s the only time of year they’re available. Each orange wrapped in it’s own paper wrapper and packed in a festive box, their aroma makes me feel like I’m a kid again. I like driving around and looking at Christmas displays in peoples yards, whether in the city or the country. I like eggnog, not the home made kind, but the stuff in a carton, I add a bit of milk to thin it down a bit, it’s pretty rich. I think Poinsettia are very pretty, the traditional red ones are the best. I know everyone would expect me to say that getting gifts is pretty darn great, and it is, but I’d prefer to get or give a gift any time of year. If I find something that someone I know would really like, I don’t need a reason to give a gift, other than I want to. With that being said, if I receive a gift for no other reason than the person wants to give me one, that makes it all the more special, it tells me I’m in their thoughts! (15 minutes later) I’m sitting here trying to think of more things that I like about Christmas, and unless I give up and carry on with the rest of this post, I’ll be sitting here all night. So, I’ll carry on…..let’s begin!

I think I look sad here, and I didn’t mean to, it just happened. I was just playing around yesterday in-world and I liked this picture. So I thought I’d share it.

The tattoo is the ‘Batra & Leok’ tattoo from Isuka. It’s a full body tattoo but can be worn in two parts and it comes in 3 ink tones, this is the ‘fresh’ tone.

The ‘Gia’ hair is from Tableau Vivant and is at the December round of Kustom9, which opened yesterday.

I’m wearing my all time favourite skin here, ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh head from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the fifteen colour options from the ‘Dark Metallic Eye shadow’ pack from Izzie’s.

My eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide. My lashes are from the ‘natural 2’ eyelash pack from Mai Bilavio.