Riptide

Riptide

I was scared of dentists and the dark
I was scared of pretty girls and starting conversations
Oh, all my friends are turning green
You’re the magician’s assistant in their dreams
Oh
Oh and they come unstuck
Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
You’re gonna sing the words wrong
Is this movie that I think you’ll like
This guy decides to quit his job and heads to New York City
This cowboy’s running from himself
And she’s been living on the highest shelf
Oh
Oh and they come unstuck
Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
You’re gonna sing the words wrong
I just wanna, I just wanna know
If you’re gonna, if you’re gonna stay
I just gotta, I just gotta know
I can’t have it, I can’t have it any other way
I swear she’s destined for the screen
Closest thing to Michelle Pfeiffer that you’ve ever seen, oh
Lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
You’re gonna sing the words wrong
Oh lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
You’re gonna sing the words wrong
Oh lady, running down to the riptide
Taken away to the dark side
I wanna be your left hand man
I love you when you’re singing that song and
I got a lump in my throat ’cause
You’re gonna sing the words wrong
I got a lump in my throat because you’re gonna sing the words wrong

Riptide‘ ~Vance Joy~

I’ve been wanting to use this song for quite awhile now, I was waiting for the right time! And what does today make it the right time, you ask? Yea….I know you’re not asking that……..but what makes today right for ‘Riptide’ is that I couldn’t think of any other song that may be a better fit than this. I actually have no idea what’s going on in this song, so the only reason for me to feature it is because it’s as good as anything else I could feature. I mean, the picture is a close up of my face……with the same ‘Liz’ expression as always….so there’s nothing new to say. Anyway, have a listen to this song….if you don’t like Vance Joy doing it, you might like Taylor Swift singing it or ever Scott Helman. It’s been done by lots of performers, surely one will jump out at you.

Today it’s all about the eyes! Check out the newest release from Veechi……the ‘Vixen Shadow’ is exclusive to this round of ~uber~. It’s compatible with the Catwa, Lelutka, and LAQ bento heads and the set has 9 colour options. ~uber~ runs until November 22.

And speaking of my eyes, they’re from the ‘Soma’ set of eyes from Zombie Suicide.

My eyelashes are from the ‘Natural 2 Eyelash’ set from Mai Bilavio.

The ‘G1204’ hair from tram is one of my all time favourites!

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

Strawberry Wine

Strawberry Wine

He was working through college
On my grandpa’s farm
I was thirsting for knowledge
And he had a car
Yeah, I was caught somewhere between a woman and a child
One restless summer we found love growing wild
On the banks of the river on a well-beaten path
It’s funny how those memories they last

Like strawberry wine and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh bittersweet
The green on the vine
Like strawberry wine

I still remember
When thirty was old
My biggest fear was September
When he had to go
A few cards and letters and one long distance call
We drifted away like the leaves in the fall
But year after year I come back to this place
Just to remember the taste

Of strawberry wine and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh bittersweet
The green on the vine
Like strawberry wine

The fields have grown over now
Years since they’ve seen a plow
There’s nothing time hasn’t touched
Is it really him or the loss of my innocence
I’ve been missing so much
Yeah

Strawberry wine and seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh bittersweet
And green on the vine
Like strawberry wine
And seventeen
The hot July moon saw everything
My first taste of love, oh bittersweet
The green on the vine
Like strawberry wine
Strawberry wine
Strawberry wine

Strawberry Wine‘ ~Deana Carter~

I can’t believe a song was written about me, this is exactly what I remember from when I was 17! The young love, hot summer nights under the July moon, and the loss of my innocence! Oh….wait…..hmmmm….nope, when I was 17 I was working on the farm, the hot July moon would’ve only witnessed me going to bed early in order to get up with the sun the next morning, and when it comes to young love all I remember is thinking Bruce Springsteen was the coolest and I loved the cows. I don’t think I had the much romanticized version of the teenage years. Did anyone?

This is just a portrait I did yesterday while I was thinking of what to do for my next picture. I thought it was good enough to share, like you guys need another picture of me…….I bet you’re wishing I did landscapes now……but no…….it’s just me again!

The hair is ‘Crowe’ from [monso].

As per usual, 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’ve added a bit of shadow from one of the selection in the ‘Bold Smokey Wing’ eye shadow from Veechi.

In Restless Dreams I Walked Alone

In Restless Dreams I Walked Alone

Hello, darkness, my old friend.
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping.

And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence.

In restless dreams I walked alone.
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp.
I turned my collar to the cold and damp

When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence.

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more.
People talking without speaking.
People hearing without listening.

People writing songs that voices never share.
And no one dare
Disturb the sound of silence.

“Fools,” said I, “You do not know:
Silence, like a cancer, grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you,”

But my words like silent raindrops fell
And echoed in the wells of silence.

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made.
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming.

And the sign said,
“The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls.
And whispered in the sound of silence.”

Sound of Silence‘ ~Disturbed~

I’m sure everyone knows this song, Paul Simon wrote it and him and Garfunkel made it famous, but this isn’t your Grandmother’s version! It’s got a bit of meat to it, the video is haunting and his voice is almost angry. I love it when a well known song is changed so completely….when it’s in a good way, like this one is! 🙂

I hope you’ll understand if I’m a little short on words today! I’ve been gone all day and had way to much exposure to people, for this introvert! I need quiet and alone time, and maybe some chocolate! Everything is better with chocolate. Anyway, I’ll get on with why I’m here. A new round of Cosmopolitan Events is open and Carol G Tattoo has the ‘Buddha Tattoo’ for the women available! The detailing in this is so good, with the intricate circles, the flowers and on the back the likeness of the Buddha! It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies, including anything Omega driven and the Catwa, Lelutka, and Vista bento heads, it comes in red or black and each with 4 ink tones. This is one spectacular tat! Cosmopolitan runs until May 5.

The ‘Daisy Top’ from *Just BECAUSE* is one of my favourite summertime tops! It’s super sexy with the zipper open a little bit to show off some cleavage. It’s fitted for the Maitreya, SLink(Hourglass/Physique), and Belleza(Isis/Freya) mesh bodies and comes in tons of colours. Or…maybe just go for the fatpack for all kinds of options.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram.

You can just see a little bit of the ‘DWL Jeans’ from Blueberry.

The skin is ‘Maddie’ in ‘honey’ tone from The Skinnery. I’ve added one of the 9 options from the ‘Blossom Smoke Shadow’ set of eye shadows from Veechi.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Milan’ set by Ana Poses, which is available now at Shiny Shabby.

I’m in the atelier in the house at Isle of May here.

End of the Line

End of the Line

Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please
Well it’s all right, doing the best you can
Well it’s all right, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring (End of the Line)
Waiting for someone to tell you everything (End of the Line)
Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring (End of the Line)
Maybe a diamond ring

Well it’s all right, even if they say you’re wrong
Well it’s all right, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well it’s all right, As long as you got somewhere to lay
Well it’s all right, everyday is Judgment Day

Maybe somewhere down the road aways (End of the Line)
You’ll think of me, wonder where I am these days (End of the Line)
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (End of the Line)
Purple haze

Well it’s all right, even when push comes to shove
Well it’s all right, if you got someone to love
Well it’s all right, everything’ll work out fine
Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line

Don’t have to be ashamed of the car I drive (End of the Line)
I’m just glad to be here, happy to be alive (End of the Line)
It don’t matter if you’re by my side (End of the Line)
I’m satisfied

Well it’s all right, even if you’re old and gray
Well it’s all right, you still got something to say
Well it’s all right, remember to live and let live
Well it’s all right, the best you can do is forgive

Well it’s all right, riding around in the breeze
Well it’s all right, if you live the life you please
Well it’s all right, even if the sun don’t shine
Well it’s all right, we’re going to the end of the line

End of the Line‘ ~The Travelling Wilbury’s~

No matter what’s going on in life, never give up!

I’m keeping it short this time around, since this picture represents some sad times for me, so I thought I’d share a happy song and send happy vibes out to everyone.

I’ve been crying here with the ‘Rough Night Shadow’ from Veechi. It has 6 options in the pack.

I’m wearing the ‘Allure Satin Robe’ from /erratic/. It’s HUD driven with open, closed, and detach options so you can take it off in stages.

The ‘MAYU’ hair is from Argrace. This is from the ‘blacks’ pack.

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.

This pose is called ‘Cleanse’ and it’s from LYRIUM.

I’m up high on a little deck at Neverfar for this shot.

What a Long Strange Trip it’s Been

What a Long Strange Trip it's Been
Six Years! Yea…..I can’t believe it either! It’s my Rezz Day today and I can’t believe it’s 6 years ago today that I came into this world. It wasn’t easy, showing up in this world all system and noobish. No, not noobish….I was plain old 100% NOOB, as anyone newly rezzed into SL is! I had a white business suit on and carrying a bag of some sort. It didn’t take me long to remove a sleeve, without knowing how, since back then a top came with 6 pieces, all of which had to be worn then adjusted to fit. I ended up at some country bar where thankfully my sister came to my rescue and took me to her place! I had absolutely no clue what was going on, I just knew it was the coolest thing I’d ever seen! Since then I’ve had difficulty adjusting to the many changes that have occurred. I never wanted mesh hands or feet, even though there was nothing at all attractive about system feet or the invisiprims that could put shoes on them. I never wanted a mesh body and Oh Em Gee, I never want a mesh head!! So, go forward 6 years and here I am, all mesh all the time and thinking it’s unimaginable to be any other way! The options for living my Second Life are limitless and I still find it to be great fun. I’ve made some incredible friends and I’ve learned there is no limit to some peoples stupidity, but hey…that’s just the joys of humanity! I love this ever evolving world and hope to be here for many years to come, I may be getting older, but I think I look pretty good for my age!! 😀

Here’s my face…yes….this is what the other side of me looks like! And, I’m wearing the newest release from !NFINITY here! The ‘Luca Choker’ is one of those accessories that stays on all the time, no matter what. I think most of us have one piece of jewelry that makes us feel naked when it’s taken off and this choker would be that for me in real life! It’s a nice simple accent that just adds to an outfit, even just jeans and a shirt. It’s unisex, HUD driven with 4 metals and 4 leather textures, it’s resize on touch and unrigged, plus it’s 100% original mesh!You can get it at the current round of Men Only Monthly, which runs until February 15.

The ‘Junghwa’ hair from [monso] is available at the current round of SaNaRaE. The pretty updo with soft face framing tendrils is so feminine!

The ‘Relaxed Blouse’ is one of my favourites from Tres Blah. It’s HUD driven with lots of bra textures, if you choose to wear it at all!

This is a really good look at the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada. Note the full lips, perfectly groomed brows, and pert little nose, that come together to make me so pretty! Yea….I’m not full of myself at all!! lol

I’m using one of the 9 options from the ‘Harvest Shadow’ set from Veechi along with one of the 3 sets of eyelashes from the ‘Natural 2’ eyelash pack from Mai Bilavio. Plus, my eyes are from the ‘Nissa’ set from Zombie Suicide.

And the whole look starts with the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

Just a note, the artwork behind me is from Harry Cover, who was so kind as to share his work with me to enjoy while at home. It’s framed with the ‘Repurposed Barnwood Frames’ from [QE] Designs. I’m fascinated with the whole repurposing trend going on, of course I’ve always done it….it’s just that on the farm we called it scavenging to avoid having to buy something!

My pose is from the ‘Detached Bento Pose Set’ from FOXCITY.