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One More Light

Should’ve stayed, were there signs, I ignored?
Can I help you, not to hurt, anymore?
We saw brilliance, when the world, was asleep
There are things that we can have, but can’t keep

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

The reminders pull the floor from your feet
In the kitchen, one more chair than you need oh
And you’re angry, and you should be, it’s not fair
Just ’cause you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it, isn’t there

If they say
Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

Who cares if one more light goes out?
In a sky of a million stars
It flickers, flickers
Who cares when someone’s time runs out?
If a moment is all we are
We’re quicker, quicker
Who cares if one more light goes out?
Well I do

Well I do

One More Light ~Linkin Park~

Please forgive me if I seem to be dwelling on music and songs lately. but it’s winter and there’s really not much going on…..so I love to listen to music to while away the time. Is there anything better? I sit either at the computer or with my phone in the living room and scroll through all that YouTube has to offer. I don’t go for anything other than music videos though, although I know that YouTube’s a wealth of information about anything you might want to know. I’ve been know to search for directions on how to do this or that, I did find one video on how to fix a TV that was completely honest and up front. The first thing the guy says is, ‘If you’ve come here to find out how to fix your TV, you’re proving that you shouldn’t event try!’. I mean, just because you can find directions on how to do something doesn’t mean you should do it. I’m not against trying to fix things myself, heck I’ll give most things a try at least once, but I know that if there’s a doctor giving instructions on how to do a lobotomy, I probably shouldn’t be trying it! I do know my limits, although I have had some near misses and scares, the kind that Jackass would feature, of course.

I’m wearing the ‘Liz Bento Rings’ from Slipper Originals here, and I didn’t pick them to wear just because they’re named after moi! No, it’s just that they’re so pretty. Elle, of SO fame, has really found her niche in creating jewelry and accessories, her shoes have always been fabulous, but her accessories are incredible, with the large texture HUD with lots of metal and colour options and with various areas to customize, every set of rings, necklace, bracelet, or various other accessories can be customized to be exactly what you want. They fit the Maitreya bento hands and the SLink Dynamic hands.

The ‘Batra & Leok’ tattoo from Isuka is one gorgeous piece of artwork, and I am the canvas! This is the full body version and it’s compatible with the major mesh bodies plus Omega compatible bodies, as well as classic avatars, just in case there’s still a few out there! You can also get it on Market Place.

The ‘G1113’ hair from tram is a new release and available at the current round of ~uber~.

They ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ is from [Vale Koer].

You can catch a glimpse of the ‘Two Initial Charm Bracelet, gold’ from Izzie’s.

The eyes are one of the ten selections from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set from Zombie Suicide.

I’ve added one of the nine selections from the ‘Sultry Shadow’ set of eye shadow from Veechi here. It’s available now at District20.

And as always, my skin is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, and available until December 7 at Appliquè. ‘Raine’ looks gorgeous on the ‘Lilo’ mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the Single Poses pack 16 from The Owl.

I’m sitting in front of the ‘Forgotten Places Fireplace’ from Cheeky Pea.

The house plants to the left are from {what next}.

Snow Country

The northern country snow sings
An early winter soft like static, down
Quaking in the breeze like aspen leaves
Silver whispers blanketing the ground

Cloak my body in my woolen coat
Keep me warm, walk the frozen earth
Watch them slowpoke clouds pass like city crowds
And carry on in a separate world

~Brendon Matthew Thomas~

You can read this poem in it’s entirety here.

This makes winter seem so soft and peaceful, and really, for the most part it is. At least some days in my part of the world. I find that the times most like this are when it’s a bright sunny day, the thermometer hovering around the -30°C mark and just the slightest breeze to make the small branches on the leafless trees shiver. That breeze, though slight, will make that -30°C feel more like -40°C and a person needs a bit more than just a woolen cloak to stay warm. The key is layering! Start with an Under Armour undershirt and finish off with a windbreak of some sort. And in between have layers of various materials all to help keep your body heat in and the winter cold out. I’ve been outside working in the harshest of weather and though it’s not great, it’s not that bad. The worst part of it looking out the window and imagining how cold it is! It’s best to get your clothes on and dive outside, give Mother Nature the finger and say, ‘You will not beat me!’.

Today, my look is all due to the newest release from [KoKoLoReS]! ‘Charlie’ is a very cute, unrigged hair with a non detachable cap, both HUD driven with lots of colours in the four available colour packs and ten colours for the cap. It’s available now at SaNaRae.

I managed to get into the November round of ~uber~ and I grabbed the ‘Anais Cardigan’ from Lapointe & Bastchild like a shot! I opted to not add the included scarf, and it’s all HUD driven with separate HUDs for the scarf and cardigan, with the undershirt being detached for just a cropped cardigan top! ~uber~ runs until December 23.

I’ve chosen one of the nine colours from the ‘Sultry Shadow’ pack of eye shadow from Veechi. It’s available until December 19 at District20 and it’s compatible with the Catwa(seen here) and Lelutka mesh heads.

The whole look revolves around the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. It’s available now at APPLIQUÈ, which runs until December 7. The beautiful skin is on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is from the ‘Fixated’ bento pose set from FOXCITY and available at the current round of Limit8, which runs until December 13.

I was in the falling snow at the gorgeous winter sim, North, for this shot.

Resigned

There are some things in life that just have to be accepted and resign yourself to the facts! A couple things that I’ve resigned myself to is that as time passes, I’m not getting younger and that I may not be doing some of the things I thought I might get to do in my life. It’s a good thing I never planned on being a brain surgeon…I think my time for that has passed. 😀 I have to say, though, that I’ve done lots in my life that at one point could never imagine accomplishing. Heck…there were times I never thought I’d reach the age I am….you guys all know I’m old enough to remember cassettes, well…..vinyl LP’s too, actually. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that no matter how much I love music, I myself will never play an instrument or sing. Well, I do sing…just not well…I should have specified that, but playing an instrument isn’t going to happen, my fingers just don’t move that way. You know how the hands of artistic people are shaped like they’re meant for being artistic…well my hands would maybe show that I could paint like a caveman….that would be as good as it gets. I’m happy listening to and feeling the music I enjoy and I like looking at artwork and going to art galleries. I remember a bunch of posts ago I mentioned not having a bucket list…..well I lied. There are things that I still hope to do and see one day. I don’t want to skydive….why would anyone jump out of a perfectly good airplane? I’d like to go fishing in the Northwest Territories, though….. I’d like to see New York City, and I would die happy if I saw Eddie Vedder in concert. I’m not sure if any of those will happen, but I’ve not resigned myself to the fact that they won’t, at least not yet, since I’m still living and breathing!

Another thing I’ve resigned myself to is that it’s almost winter! The first snowfall of the season occurred overnight, it didn’t amount to much but the ground was fairly white this morning. Luckily it’s almost gone so we live to see another snow free day. But, with the thought of winter nearing it’s time to think about winter gear. Good warm footwear is a must have in Canada, but I carry that right into Second Life as well. My little mesh feet need warmth too! So here to help me with this is the ‘Bina Boots’ from LEGAL INSANITY. They come in seven colours with the fatpack being fully customizable and they fit the Maitreya(seen here), SLink, and Belleza mesh flat feet and there’s a pair of unrigged boots, for anyone not wearing those mesh feet. I was so excited that the leggings fit inside them perfectly! They’re available now at Shiny Shabby.

I managed to get into ~uber~ fairly early yesterday morning and I was happy to grab the new releases from Lapointe & Bastchild. The ‘Aspen Leggings and Denim Jacket’ are sold separately and only in fatpack form, but they’re so worth it. The leggings come in winter prints and ombre colours and the jacket and top have lots of colour and print options. The nice big collar on the jacket is a plus when there’s a cold north west wind blowing.

Also at ~uber~ is the G1020 hair from tram. The casual style is perfect for days when a hairstyle isn’t going to last long out in the elements.

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘mile’ tone from Avada….just a reminder that it won’t be available until November to the general public. I’m one of the lucky ones with an early preview! The skin is on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This pose is called ‘resigned’ and it’s from Del May.

I’ve found this spot on a rooftop to really take in the views of ‘Amandia‘! It’s inspired by the Le Marche region of Italy and has a wide variety of things to do and see, with lots of areas for all kinds of photographs.

What's In Your Pockets?

I remember the days of having a laundry day, where all the laundry is done all in one day to get it out of the way for the week. But, with the advent of automatic washers, laundry is pretty much whenever I feel like it or it’s become a necessity. So, today it’s a necessity and I’ve done a couple loads of things I can’t do without. One of the loads is what I wear around home doing my outside work, and while I was emptying pockets I was wondering what non farming people find in their pockets. Today I found a washer for a garden hose, a piece of baler twine, a drill bit, and a fence staple. It doesn’t take me long to gather up a plethora of things throughout my daily travels! So with that in mind, what do people in other occupations find when they do laundry? A mechanic probably finds nuts or bolts, a carpenter maybe has the stub of a pencil in his, and maybe a plumber has an empty spool of teflon tape. One thing I don’t want to know is what a doctor, meat cutter, or funeral director finds in theirs!

The weather here has taken a turn for the worse and it’s time to bring out the toques and mitts. So, in honour of that I’ve chosen the ‘Mira’ hair, which features a much needed beanie, from Besom. This is the extensions pack available at the October round of Collabor88 and it contains a whopping 108 colours! The bangs are an add on that, when worn, have three styling options to make it just the way you like!

Make sure to mark the Underdog Event down on your Second Life calendar! It starts on October 14 and make sure to grab the ‘Crescent Necklace’ from Slipper Originals while you’re there! It’s HUD driven with about a million options including on/off options for the kitty and the stars as well as 14 colours for the moon, bead, and rope. The Underdog Event runs from October 14 to November 4.

I’ve completely fallen in love with this skin from Avada! This skin isn’t available to the public yet, but stay tuned and you can find out when and where it’ll be when it’s released. It’s ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone and it’s luscious lips are the best part, in my opinion…although it’s all gorgeous! I’ve added one of the options from the ‘Sydney’ eyeshadow Catwa applier from Le Boheme. As always my look all starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The V Neck Sweater from Tres Blah was part of a previous Luxe Box which I found in the back of my inventory all wrinkled and dusty! It’s definitely sweater weather.

The ‘Kaylah Jeans’ from Just Because are available at the current round of ~uber~, and you may not be able to see this, but I’m wearing them with the ‘Anna Boots with socks’ also from JB! The jeans are fitted for the major mesh bodies and there’s a few versions, including one to wear with these boots! Love them!

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

This pose is from the ‘Barcelona’ set of poses from PosESioN.

I’ve taken in the sights at The Last Forever while taking this pic.

Heyyyy.........My Face is Up Here

While checking out my stats and profile on flickr I found out which of my pictures is most popular. It’s solely rated on the number of faves it has, and I will admit it’s a pretty good one, but, it’s of my a**! yea…of all of my thousand and some pictures that I’ve put on flickr, it’s my a** that everyone wants to see! So, because of that, today I’ll show you my face! You remember my face……it has two eyes, a nose, two lips and a look that brings on the question, ‘what are you mad at?’! And I have to say, ‘It’s just my face!’. In Second Life I have a fairly pretty face that I think represents ‘me’ fairly well. I think it expresses who I am in real life and I look at Liz and see myself. They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but how does anyone see my soul when they only look at my a**? 😛 I’m sure I’ll need to put my back to the camera again and feature my backside, but until then, I guess you can check out my most popular picture on flickr, I’m starting to think it’s my best feature! 😀

Firstly, the ‘Felicity Palm Ring’ from Slipper Originals is a unique piece of jewellery that really stands out from the crowd. It’s a simple band with a gorgeous set of gems set into it to accent the back of the hand! They’re fitted for the Maitreya and SLink bento hands and there’s left and right versions included. Like all HUDs from SO, there’s a schwack of colour options which consists 14 gems and six metals. It’s available for the next few days at Designer Circle, and will then be at the Slipper Originals main store.

At first glance you may think that it’s just another picture of Liz, but if you look closely you may see some slight changes. I’ve been given a chance to preview an upcoming release of a new skin from Avada, and I couldn’t be happier! This is ‘Raine’ in ‘miel’ tone and the detailing is incredible! These lips are begging to be kissed, and by someone that knows how! 😀 You won’t be able to get your own copy of this fab skin until November, but until then….just keep looking at me! Thanks so much, Stephanie for this exclusive preview!

I’m using a pose from the ‘Xion’ set of poses from Animosity! The set includes 6 poses and I want to remind everyone that they’re made for a male avatar so the ladies may have to make some adjustments to their shape for them to work properly. I love the diversity and uniqueness of poses from Animosity, they can really help get the creative juices flowing! The ‘Xion’ set is available at Men Only Monthly until October 15 and then watch for them at the Animosity main store, which is currently under construction.

Pimp My Sh!t is back and going strong in the October round of the Bodyfy event! I’m wearing the ‘Smokey Eyeshadow’ set that’s an exclusive to the event. It’s compatible with Catwa, Lelutka and Omega heads and also classic avatars. I love the smokey look for a dark and mysterious aura!

I new I’d be coming back to wear the ‘Amal’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY]. It’s just that kind of hair style that I can put on knowing it looks good and I can explore Second Life with confidence! This colour is from the ‘browns’ pack and it’s the first look I’ve shown of all one colour, since I usually opt for a combination of naturals and colours. The [BAD] colour palette is huge and each hair has two layers that can be customized independently along with the inclusion of a mirrored version.

My eyes are one of the ten selections from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

You’re getting a glimpse of the strap of the ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ from Vale Koer and available at the current round of ~uber~, which runs until October 23.. It’s really worth seeing the whole thing….it’s so sexy! 😉

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya, bento hands included.