Tres Blah

Black Horse

Two, three, four.

Well my heart knows me better than I know myself
So I’m gonna let it do all the talking.
I came across a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree.

I felt a little fear upon my back.
He said, “Don’t look back, just keep on walking.”
When the big black horse said, “Look this way,”
Said, “Hey, lady, will you marry me?”

But I said, “No, no, no, no-no-no.”
I said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.
No, no, no, no-no-no.”
I said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.”

And my heart hit a problem in the early hours.
So, I stopped it dead for a beat or two.
But I cut some cord, and I shouldn’t have done it,
And it won’t forgive me after all these years.

So, I sent it to a place in the middle of nowhere
With a big black horse and a cherry tree.
Now it won’t come back ’cause it’s—oh—so happy,
And now I’ve got a hole for the world to see.

And it said no, no, no, no-no-no.”
Said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.
No, no, no, no-no-no-no.”
Said, “No, no, you’re not the one for me.”

Not the one for me.

Said, “No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
You’re not the one for me.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.
You’re not the one for me.”

Big black horse and a cherry tree.
I can’t quite get there ’cause my heart’s forsaken me.
Big black horse and a cherry tree.
I can’t quite get there ’cause my heart’s forsaken me.

Black Horse and a Cherry Tree‘ ~KT Tunstall~

I’ve always loved this song and I think it suits the picture well. When I was a teen I wanted a horse sooooo bad, there was cows galore, but the only horse was Prince, a great big gelding that my Granddad had. I was never allowed to ride him because he was a handful but I had memories of being on the other horses Granddad had had when I was little. Mandy was the one I remember best…..a white mare that was completely bomb proof with kids. I did get a horse eventually, her name was Sandy and she was bright red that really shone in the sunshine. She wasn’t even close to being bomb proof and I landed on my butt on the ground a few times, but I always enjoyed riding. Mostly alone but sometimes with Granddad on Prince. I don’t have a horse now, but it’s crossed my mind to get a couple. I don’t know if I ever will, but I think if I do it’ll be draft horses….a Clydesdale or Percheron maybe. I believe in the saying, ‘go big or go home’, at least when it comes to horses! 😀

You’ll notice the great sleeve tattoo I’m wearing today, it’s called ‘Nelly’ and it’s from Carol G Tattoo Wear. This is the black version and there’s a colour version also and they’re available now at Cosmopolitan. I love the intricate swirls and the fading as it nears the shoulder and hand. It’s perfect for summer with sleeveless tops and swimsuits to show it off. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies plus anything that’s Omega driven. This round of Cosmopolitan runs until June 30.

I’m using a guys pose……which isn’t anything new for me, the men’s poses always have an aloof and almost uncaring look that I’m drawn to. This one seems to say, ‘I just don’t really give a sh*t!’. It’s from IntoXx and the good news is that it’s FREE, to anyone!! No group needed, just stop in at the IntoXx main store and click on it.

To show the tattoo off I’m wearing the ‘Bella Tank Top’ in ‘nude’ from Tres Blah.

The jeans are the ‘Lila Jeans’ from Blueberry.

The ‘H0527’ hair is from tram.

As always, my skin is ‘Maddie’ in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m at Isle of May, in one of the many chairs scattered about, for this shot.

Mixed Messages

If you see a faded sign at the side of the road that says
“15 miles to the
Love Shack”
Love Shack, yeah, yeah
I’m headin’ down the Atlanta highway
Lookin’ for the love getaway
Headed for the love getaway
I got me a car, it’s as big as a whale
And we’re headin’ on down to the Love Shack
I got me a Chrysler, it seats about 20
So hurry up and bring your jukebox money

The love shack is a little old place where we can get together
Love Shack, baby (a-Love Shack, baby)
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that’s where it’s at)
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that’s where it’s at)

Sign says (woo) “Stay away, fools”
‘Cause love rules at the Love Shack
Well, it’s set way back in the middle of a field
Just a funky old shack and I gotta get back
Glitter on the mattress
Glitter on the highway
Glitter on the front porch
Glitter on the highway

The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Love Shack, baby (Love Shack, baby)
Love Shack, that’s where it’s at
Love Shack, that’s where it’s at

Huggin’ and a-kissin’
Dancin’ and a-lovin’
Wearin’ next to nothin’
‘Cause it’s hot as an oven
The whole shack shimmies
Yeah, the whole shack shimmies
The whole shack shimmies when everybody’s
Movin’ around and around and around and around
Everybody’s movin’, everybody’s groovin’, baby
Folks linin’ up outside just to get down
Everybody’s movin’, everybody’s groovin’, baby
Funky little shack
Funky little shack

Hop in my Chrysler, it’s as big as a whale and it’s about to set sail
I got me a car, like, it seats about 20
So come on and bring your jukebox money

The Love Shack is a little old place where we can get together
Love Shack, baby (a-Love Shack, baby)
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that’s where it’s at, yeah)
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that’s where it’s at)

Bang, bang, bang, on the door, baby
Knock a little louder, baby
Bang, bang, bang, on the door, baby
I can’t hear you
Bang, bang, bang, on the door, baby
Knock a little louder, sugar
Bang, bang, bang, on the door, baby
I can’t hear you
Bang, bang, bang, on the door, baby (Knock a little louder)
Bang, bang, bang, on the door, baby
Bang, bang (On the door, baby)
Bang, bang (On the door)
Bang, bang (On the door, baby)
Bang, bang
Your what?
Tin roof, rusted

Love Shack, baby, Love Shack
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that’s where it’s at, yeah)
Love Shack, baby, Love Shack (Love, baby, that’s where it’s at)
Love, baby, Love Shack
Huggin’ and a-kissin’,
Dancin’ and a-lovin’
At the Love Shack

Love Shack‘ ~B-52’s~

So why is this post titled something not relating to the song or the picture? Well, I’ll tell you…….the picture is sad…..but I’m not sad! So I thought I’d try to negate the sadness of the photo with a song that’s happy and makes you want to sing along. And maybe even find a Love Shack somewhere! I’m pretty sure I found one in the middle of nowhere in North Carolina once! It was a little Mom and Pop place with really bad tequila that I insisted on drinking way too much of it. Needless to say I got drunk and felt terrible the next day but I’m not going to say any more about that. That’s not why I’m here…..I’m here to talk about something much more fun and so much easier on the body! Yea….you know what it is…..I’m here to talk about my Second Life and what I do for fun! Well, I’ll leave that for another day and maybe just get on with the deets!

First of all, the pose! Lou of Shadow’s Poses has been busy creating a new release and here it is. It’s ‘Devil Inside’ which includes the pose, a pose ball, and the teddy bear prop. Ok, while I was looking at the picture that Lou included in the package, I was first struck by her use of the pose. She has a look and presence that exudes sexiness that I can’t even come close to matching, so I thought long and hard about how I can incorporate this into my personal style. You know me, my go-to emotion is pretty much always sad so what does a girl do when hugging a teddy bear? I think the last time I hugged one I was crying, so I figured this would be a good time for some soul wrenching sobbing to take place. I’ve had the tears from Catwa since forever and thought I’d give them a try, just to make it a little more difficult on an already difficult day for me in SL with it’s glitchiness. The tears are showing a bit, but I’m far from being able to use them effectively. This just looks like I over did it on the eye drops when I came down with a bad case of ‘dry eye’! Anyway, I digress…..so I took Lou’s super sultry pose and made it sad, I think if there’s a woman on earth who could make crying sexy, it would be Lou!

The ‘G0718’ hair is from tram.

I’m wearing the ‘Acadia Dress’ in burgundy’ from Tres Blah here.

The ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone is from The Skinnery on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m in the lovely little atelier, which is at the top of the stairs and to the right in the house at Isle of May!

Come With Me Now

Whoa, come with me now
I’m gonna take you down
Whoa, come with me now
I’m gonna show you how

Afraid to lose control
And caught up in this world
I’ve wasted time, I’ve wasted breath
I think I’ve thought myself to death

I was born without this fear
Now only this seems clear
I need to move, I need to fight
I need to lose myself tonight

Whoa, come with me now
I’m gonna take you down
Whoa, come with me now
I’m gonna show you how

I think with my heart and I move with my head
I open my mouth and it’s something I’ve read
I stood at this door before, I’m told
But a part of me knows that I’m growing too old

Confused what I thought with something I felt
Confuse what I feel with something that’s real
I tried to sell my soul last night
Funny, he wouldn’t even take a bite

Come With Me Now‘ ~KONGOS~

This is just an excerpt of the lyrics, since they were long and there was much repeating. This is an easy song to sing along with, even without having the lyrics in front of you. I’m one of those people that doesn’t need to know the words to sing along with a song. Sure, I’ve butchered the lyrics of many good songs, but back in the day there really was no choice! You sang what you thought you heard, whether it made sense or not. If I have no clue, I then just say gibberish to make it sound like I know what I’m talking about. Hey, I’m the girl that sings along with songs in languages other than English, and I make them sound equally terrible as the ones I know. I come from a family where singing Happy Birthday to someone is something we’d never do with anyone but ourselves, we’re terrible. Most of us out of tune, I’m always lagging a little bit so I finish last and my sister tries to harmonize, but since no one’s in tune there’s no one to harmonize with. I think I’m a great singer in the shower, but my shower’s like outer space…..it’s in there that no one can hear me scream!

You know I’m all about love, well…..I guess not ALL about it! I don’t love a lot of things in this world, but the general message I try to convey is LOVE! So, the new release from !NFINITY is perfect for me! The ‘Love Necklace, exclusive to The Dollhouse which comes in glad and silver and it’s unrigged and scripted for easy resizing. The Dollhouse runs until 8 SM SLT May 20. I’m including the ad for it so you can get a closer look at it! (click on the picture to blow it up real good!)

Ha, I’ve finally done it! I’m wearing a man-bun! This is ‘B78’ from DURA Hair and I think it looks pretty darn cute! I mean, buns were for girls first, right?

The ‘Basic Tank’, from Tres Blah, is just what it’s called! Which is perfect since Ilove basic styles that can be worn with anything, and since it’s almost summer in some places it’s tank top time!

The simple ‘Enigma’ tattoo is from Queen oF Ink. I wear the HUD for it all the time since it’s become one that I feel naked without!

The ‘Maddie’ skin in ‘honey’ tone, with freckles, is from The Skinnery, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the four eye shadows from the ‘Sexy Smokey Shadow’ set from MILA.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Melaina’ set of poses from entangled poses.

I’m hanging out at my favourite place here, Isle of May.

Wild Horses

Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I can’t let you slide through my hands
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag me away
I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you decided to show me the same
No sweeping exits or offstage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, couldn’t drag me away
I know I dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don’t have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let’s do some living after we die
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away
Wild, wild horses, we’ll ride them some day

Wild Horses‘ ~The Rolling Stones, feat. Eddie Vedder~

I’ve never been a fan of The Rolling Stones, they’ve just never appealed to me, but while winding my way through songs on YouTube I came across this version of Wild Horses, and since most of the songs that are picked for me include Eddie Vedder, I’m surprised I hadn’t seen it before now. My love of EV far surpasses my dislike for Mick Jagger et al. so I had to have a look and a listen. I have to admit…..I really like this version. This song is already one that I could like, but having EV singing it makes it a hit in my books! I think he’s performed with just about everyone at some point in time. He’s with Tom Petty for “The Waiting’ and he rocks ‘Highway to Hell’ with Bruce Springsteen. He helps REM with ‘Man on the Moon’ at their HOF induction, and he was with Roger Waters for ‘Comfortably Numb’. He sang ‘Redemption Song’ with Beyoncè, and ‘You Can Close Your Eyes’ with Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. I’ve watched the video of him with Neil Young performing ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ and it was rockin’! Yup….EV can sing pretty much anything with anyone and sound great. On another topic, of absolutely no interest to anyone, is the fact that I used to have a couple of horses and one was kinda wild! I’ve thought about getting one or two again, but just haven’t done it, yet. I like horses, but they’ve never been my number one love, cows always came first for me. I think it’s the fact that horses are sneaky! I could just about always predict a cows movements…but a horse was always full of surprises, and when one is on their back….surprises are not welcome!

I did a little bit of inventory diving today and look what I found! The ‘Elias Bracelet’ from !NFINITY is men’s size when you add it, but with the resize script in it I easily got it down to size for me. It includes left and right versions, black or brown strap and it’s HUD driven with 5 metals and 10 gem stone colours. You can find it on Market Place or at the !NFINITY main store.

The ‘G0911’ hair is from tram. Since I’ve been wearing this skin I’ve bought half of the tram store!

The ‘Bella Tank Top’ is from Tres Blah. This is the ‘nude’ version.

You can only see the waistband of the ‘Kimi Skirt’ from Blueberry, but trust me…it’s snug and short. Makes me feel casually sexy!

And this skin that I’m wearing? It’s ‘Maddie’ in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery. I’m wearing the freckles version and it’s on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the 4 eye shadows from ‘Shoreline Set’ from War Paint.

This is pose 83 from MILA.

I’m at one of my favourite sims right now, Isle of May.

I Don't Know!

Never have I heard
A more disturbing word
Holdin’ out for long
I never felt so quite disturbed.

I get up in the morning now, I don’t know
Waiting for the evening now, I don’t know
Been lookin’ for whats comin’ now, I don’t know
Would somebody please, help me.

Lookin’ back at me
There’s more than mystery
Letters and pages of
Ancient history, yeah.

I get up in the morning now, I don’t know
I’ve been waiting for the evening now, I don’t know
I’ve been lookin’ for whats comin’ now, I don’t know
Would somebody please, help me.

I don’t know, help me.
I don’t know, I don’t know, help me.

I don’t know, help me.
I don’t know, I don’t know, help me.

I don’t know, help me.
I don’t know, I don’t know, help me.

I Don’t Know‘ ~The Sheepdogs~

It’s one of those days that this song sums it all up for me! I really don’t know, about anything. Who am I really? I don’t know! What am I here for? I don’t know! Where am I going? I don’t know? Will I ever figure life out? I don’t know! Do I even want to? I don’t know!

I love this song, it’s by a band that comes from my little part of Canada, who gained fame by being on the cover of the Rolling Stone after winning a competition to grace the April 2011 cover. Their most recent album was released in February called ‘Changing Colours’.

Ok, so you’re looking at this picture and thinking, ‘Who the eff is that?’, right? Well, yes it’s me! I’ve had a bit of a makeover thanks to a casual run in with a fellow photographer at Isle of May! I wasn’t thinking of changing my look, but after a conversation about hair…which then brought about trying a new skin I have to admit that I’m really cute! I do admit to getting into a rut at times, and it did take some gentle urging to try something new, but sometimes what someone else sees and what I see are two different things! The unbiased eye made me see myself in a whole new way.

So, the look starts with the ‘Maddie’ skin in honey tone from The Skinnery. I’ve gone with the slim look Maitreya body applier and with lots of options for cleaveage…and ummm….other things….it’s a nicely detailed body.

The hair is ‘Go127’ from tram.

The ‘Denim Jacket’ is from Tres Blah and available now at Collabor88. The top has lots of colours to choose from and the jacket comes in 8 colours and the fatpack includes 8 more.

The ‘Beetle Pearl Choker’ is from Burial.

My eyes are one of the ten options from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ from Zombie Suicide, applied to the Catwa eyes for the ‘Lilo’ bento head.

This is one of 3 poses in the ‘Melaina’ set of poses from entangled poses. It’s available at the current round of the Pose Fair.