The Arcade

Here Kitty Kitty Kitty

I’ve talked about my dogs in the past, but I’ve not talked about my cats, at least that I can remember. I have two cats, they don’t live with me in the house, but they have a very comfortable home in the barn. They’re not the traditional barn cat that most people probably think barn cats are, fairly wild and just live on what they can scrounge. Mine are well fed and cared for, since they didn’t ask to be here. They’re both ‘drop offs’. That’s what I call them, anyway. I live in an area that’s fairly close to a major center and a fairly busy park, so in the fall, when everyone is sick of the spring kitten they thought they wanted, they drive out into the country and find a farm to drop it off at. They assume that the cat will find a new home, just by walking in the yard and saying, ‘hey, how are ya…mind if I hang out awhile?’. This isn’t the case! The cat is terrified and wild, and maybe it was a pet in it’s previous home, but it’s no longer there. I see them shoot out of the barn like a bullet when they’ve come to find food and I may get a look at it’s colour, but that’s about it. I get at least one drop off a year and sometimes I can save them, and sometimes I can’t. I got Hazel about 7 years ago, she came to me as an older spayed female, she was wild, very wild and it took a winter of her hiding in the barn before she finally came to me and let me touch her. I think she’d be happier in the house, but she has adapted well to the barn life. Bob came to me about 4 years ago, he was a young and skinny tom cat, who was half tame but not trusting at all. It took that whole winter to get so I could touch him, and finally when he starts to think I’m really great, I had him neutered! He hasn’t held a grudge about that, I don’t think. 🙂 This years drop off came to me a little earlier than usual. He’s a small young male cat, all black with huge golden eyes, and peers at me while I walk past him around the yard. He used to run from me, but I’ve been leaving food for him so he’s now a little bit trusting, although I haven’t touched him yet. He’ll come around! The gist of this whole thing is…..please….please…when you get a pet and find you can’t care for it or don’t want to, don’t drop it off at a strangers home! Make a responsible choice and re-home it, or put it up for adoption…..because leaving it at someone’s farm and hoping they take it in isn’t the answer. Believe me!

I’m all dressed up for an afternoon of shopping here, but I take a minute to visit the furry bundles that have invaded my home. I want to bring your attention to the ‘Cosette Heels’ from Ingenue. These heels come in 16 bright and eye catching colours and the lacing down the front makes a nice accent to the little peep toes. They fit the high SLink and Maitreya feet and are available at the current round of The Arcade Gacha Event, which runs until the end of the month. And don’t forget about the reward gift!! The ‘Cosette heels’ come in a gorgeous floral design delivered free to you after playing 25 times on the machine! They’re exclusive and will be retired after the event is over. Get playing!

It’s early fall here and it’s getting to be sweater weather! So the ‘Passport Sweater’ from Tres Blah has been released just in time! It comes in ten colours, and I have to add that Tres Blah colours are to die for! It’s Maitreya, SLink and Belleza mesh body compatible and TB clothes always fit like a glove! The ‘Passport Sweater’ is available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Lily’ hair is from Mina Hair. I love this asymmetrical bob that can’t decide if it’s fun and flirty or all business! It’s available now at ~uber~.

Also at Collabor88 is the ‘Cabo San Lucas Leather and Shell’ necklace from Maxi Gossamer Jewelery. It’s colour change via drop down menu and includes 4 leathers, 9 mother of pearl shell colours, and gold or silver options.

The ‘Leather Skinny Pants’ are from Maitreya. The fit and the optional longer pant leg are perfect!

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘meil’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and the high feet from SLink.

This pose is a single pose from M I L A.POSES, it’s number 82.

These pesky kitties are from the ‘Witty Cats’ gacha set from Mutresse.

The ‘Vintage Big Broadcast Radio, RARE’ is from the Vintage Radio gacha set from KraftWork. Each radio in this set has two versions, one is scripted to be used as a radio and one is decor only.

The ‘Cat’ sculpture is from the ‘Catz’ gacha set from Silas Merlin. I have some of his paintings and sculptures displayed at my home and they’re incredible! You can find his work at The Silas Gallery on New Babbage.

The ‘Vintage Frame, Lemonade’ is from tarte, the crate it sits on is the previous packaging from Pilot, the books in front of the crate are from a gacha set from aisling, The ‘Morrison Cushion Pile’ is from a gacha at junk., the ‘Potted Palm’ is from dust bunny, and the chair with pillows and blankets on it are from the ‘Black Roof Brick House’ gacha set from HAIKEI.

My home is the ‘JAC Boat Shack’ from Redgrave.

The Truth is Out There!

You bet it is! I”m a believer! Aliens? Yea….there’s no way that us humans are the only intelligent beings in the universe! And plus I’ve heard a few stories, from completely believable people, about their close encounters of the second or third kind! Ghosts! Yup…been there and done that! My family lived in an old house that had lots of odd things happen! From strange tapping noises in the night, a hand print on a window that couldn’t be removed, and voices heard on tape recordings that weren’t heard while the taping went on. And there was always that feeling of being watched….I was always scared to be alone in that house. Sasquatch, Yeti, or Bigfoot? I’ve not had any personal encounters with any of them, but that doesn’t mean they’re not there! I don’t think we know about every living thing on this planet yet, though! Loch Ness Monster or Ogopogo? I’m not sure…but again, who knows! By the way, Ogopogo is a serpent like creature that makes it’s home in Lake Okanagan in British Columbia.

I’m a believer! I like to keep an open mind when it comes to things like this! Tune in next time when I talk about conspiracy theories, that always makes for good conversations!

I always like going for a more masculine look! I like ball caps, jean jackets, and a good slouchy guy’s pose! So to make it a little more feminine, I decided on the Parley Boots from FLIPPANT, for my footwear! They have a nice sturdy heel with leather fringe, they’re compatible with classic avatars, SLink high, and Belleza feet, plus, they’re HUD driven with eight colours!

My cool slouchy guy’s pose is Neverwhere from the Die a Little, male/unisex pose set from Le Poppycock! This set of six poses is perfect for the guys, but the girls can rock them too!

My nail appliers are from the Once Bitten 7 pack from Hello Dave! There’s twelve packs of Once Bitten available, each with a different base colour. They’re all mini packs, containing five textures! All Hello Dave nail appliers are SLink and Omega compatible!

The Amie Sweater from Slipper Originals is under my jacket! Which is unfortunate since the back has a huge heart cut out, that really shows off a sexy back! The applier for the top is compatible with SLink, Maitreya, and Omega, plus it comes with a system layer for classic avatars! Applier clothes are sooo versatile!!

The Jessie #13, blacks, hair with a snapback( it’s a ball cap to me) is a really great look! It’s from Besom & Flite and available at the current round of The Arcade Gacha Event!

The Raven Ring Set for the elegant SLink hands is from RealEvil Industires! They’re HUD driven with lots of metal and jewel colour options!

I love the Luxe Box September jeans from Blueberry! As the name says, they’re from the September round of Luxe Box!

The Aria Denim Jacket, Black, RARE is from VIVENINE ryvolter! It’s fitted for the Lara mesh body from Maitreya and it’s from a gacha, which is right at the front door to the left when you enter the main store!

As always, I’m wearing the Lara mesh body from Maitreya, the Nelly 2.0 mesh head from Genesis Labs, and the elegant hands and high feet from SLink.

I dropped in at Batterie Beach for these shots!

Librarians are the Generals in the War on Ignorance!

If I say ~librarian~, what’s the first thing that comes into your head? I bet you see a middle aged woman with a very severe bun pulled up high on her head, she’s wearing a cardigan with a kleenex up her sleeve, and her glasses are on a chain around her neck! She’s probably mean looking and tends to SHHH a lot too! But, that’s really silly stereotyping! Men are librarians…..I wonder if they call them ‘male librarians’ like they say ‘male nurse’ or ‘woman truck driver’! And why does gender have to be mentioned when talking about an occupation? I think librarians would wear attire that’s befitting their workplace environment! I mean, why wouldn’t you wear a cardigan if it’s always chilly in there! And about the idea that librarians are stern rulers of the peace and quiet of the place…..they don’t ‘Shhhh’ or ‘Shush’ a person…in this day and age they are more like to say, “Shut the eff up!” or something like that. One misconception of a librarian is that anyone who works in a library is a librarian! Not so!! There’s different jobs inside each library, as there are many types of libraries, and the amount of schooling necessary(years and years) to become a librarian isn’t really well known outside library walls! So, if a lady that works at the local library happens to have a bun, wear a cardigan, and shush people a lot……just remember that it could just be coincidence…because any librarians I know are lots of fun, laid back, and wear jeans like anyone else!

You’re probably wondering why I’m talking about librarians…well I discovered the mother of all libraries while out exploring Second Life! Library by Cica Ghost is a book lovers heaven and definitely a ‘must see’!

A new round of Designer Showcase is on and More Than Ever has a seriously gorgeous dress exclusive to the event! The Wanted Dress in Outlaw is HUD driven with three colours and is compatible with the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies, plus it comes in five fitted mesh sizes for the classic avatars. The detailing is gorgeous and the colour options are soft and perfect for fall!

The September round of Buy Now is on and Slipper Originals has a pair of sexy gladiator goodness on offer! Buy Now is an event that starts at the first of every month and is featured only on Market Place! The link up above will send you to the Market Place site where all the participating designers are together! There’s lots of items for September, including the Alyx Gladiator Sandals from Slipper Originals. They’re compatible with the SLink, Belleza, and Maitreya mesh bodies and are HUD driven with eighteen colours and five metals, with four areas to customize!

It’s fall in my little corner of the world and with fall comes all the glorious fall colours! I just adore all the fall colours that the boots, sweaters and yes, nail appliers come in! Hello Dave has released twelve mini palettes of fall colours. Each palette contains five coordinated colours and I think all of them are my faves! I love shiny solid nails! This one I’m wearing here is from the Little Fall 8 palette!!

Oh my gosh…the incredible items just don’t stop today! A new round of The Chapter Four is on and with it comes new poses from Le Poppycock! There’s two pose packs, called Modern Condition A and B, to choose from plus a pose for couples called Heaven Scent! As always, the poses are natural , relaxed, and original! Have I mentioned how much I love poses from Le Poppycock? Yea…….well I did it again! 🙂

The hair is Blue Boy from Lamb! It’s from the dark blondes pack and is available at the September round of The Arcade!

My basics are the Nelly mesh head from Genesis Labs, the Lara mesh body and feet from Maitreya, and the casual hands from SLink!

Who Are You Calling an Animal?

I’ve had pets all my life, but have to admit that my pet wasn’t a dog until about 13 years ago! When I was little we had cats on the farm. The cats lived in the barn and their purpose was as mousers. We could pet them all and they had names so they were pets, just not in the house! I remember we had bunnies at one time. They also lived in the barn and were friendly and we petted their ultra soft bunny fur! I acquired a pet goat when I was 11. She was an adorable little Saanen kid that I bottle fed and had until she passed away peacefully at the age of 10. I’ve had cows as pets! My all time favourite cow was named Baby, and was born when I was 17! She passed away just before my 37th birthday! That was a sad, sad day! I’ve had horses, Sandy and then later Rona! I was never very good with horses, but I enjoyed riding and having them on the farm! Of course, like anyone who’s been a kid I had goldfish and turtles and birds! But, I got my first dog back in ’03, and it was love at first sight! I saw her in the cage at the local SPCA and I knew I had to take her out of there! She was blind in one eye and had a hernia, but being the soft hearted person I am, I had to save her! I named her Annie and she went everywhere with me! It was with her that I discovered that I’m drawn to Black Lab cross dogs, as my second dog, Niles, was a Lab cross too! I still have cows on the farm, and they’re pets, all named and treated like part of the family! And, there’s the chickens, which can be pets too, Buff Orpingtons are such a gentle breed! And I have my loving little “Squirt”, my bichon/poodle dog, who likes my Dad so much better than me! But, I don’t blame her……it’s me that clips, baths, trims nails, and does the rest of the bad stuff to her!

So, here’s the fun stuff! Starting with the top left of today’s collage! The Gacha Claws from PIMP MY SH!T is at the Luck of the Irish Gacha Fair! There’s six common and two RARE to play for and they’re compatible with the SLink Stiletto nails! This is Set 6! The LOTI fair runs until March 27!

To the bottom left we go! The Moon Dust Eyeshadow from Veechi is available at the Cosmetic Fair, which runs til the end of the month! I chose the “steel” colour to show you, one of the nine colours in the pack! They come in the tattoo layer for the classic avatars and also appliers for the Genesis, Lelutka and Catwa mesh heads!

The Wasteland Outfit from The Little Bat is a really nice, dark look! It’s available at the Gothic Wastelands Fair until March 20. The outfit includes the pants and top and is HUD driven with seven colours, which will change the texture of the cropped top portion of the top and the unique little leg cuff on my left leg(see the close up on the right side of the collage)! It comes in five standard sizes, but I’m wearing it easily on my Maitreya Lara mesh body!

I must admit to being a sucker for men’s hair! the “Seven” hair from *Drot caught my eye at the current round of the Arcade Gacha Event, and I scored the browns pack! It’s HUD driven with seven colours! It does come with a tattoo layer hair base, but I opted for the Monumentum Etched Hairbase from Aitui to go with it.

the Crosswind Tattoo is from [White Widow].

I’m wearing the Jewel skin in Pearl tone from Lumae. Lip colour from Aeva/Heartsick, which is no longer available!

The Luminous “Dark Chocolate” mesh eyes are from Mayfly!

I dusted off the Shiny Black Bossy Boots with the white toe spikes from fashionably dead.

More poses from the Pose Fair 2016!! This time from the Tailored Pose Set from Winx & Flair! The set contains five poses with mirrors!

I’m at After The Fall for these shots!