Veechi

Carry On

Whatever the words that you hear,
Somehow the meaning is clear,
We’re all on the same ship together, moving on,

From the first time that life could be heard,
To the last sounds of men on this earth,
The question is always the same, where are we going, where are we going?
Ooh carry on, carry on,
There’s a silver light beside you,
Take the hand that’s there to guide you,
Through this night to where we came from,
Carry on, carry on,
When the autumn leaves are falling,
And you hear the voices calling you away,
Then do not fear, you’ll carry on,
Carry on, carry on…
Love is the daughter of life, comfort to trouble and strife,
She’s always beside you to help you carry on,

Oh they say that the stars in the sky,
Are the souls of the people who die,
Will we meet them again when we reach our destination?

Carry On‘ ~Chris De Burgh~ from the album ‘Crusader’

Turn up the volume for this one…you have to hear the beautiful lyrics. πŸ™‚

Just a musical interlude for you today, I hope you enjoy it.

I’m sitting out front of the ‘Mirage Motel 66’ on the ‘Mother Road‘ sim, and it may be a little run down, but it’s better than laying on the ground out behind the gas station! Don’t mind me, but I’m still in my jammies, the ‘Pajama Pants from {MYNX} are so comfy I may wear them all day. They come in ten prints, and they’re all the kind of prints one expects in a good pair of pajamas, and they fit the Maitreya, SLink, Belleza, and TMP mesh bodies.

I’ve paired them with the ‘Slumber Party Tank, white’ from Tres Blah! The ‘Slumber Party’ gacha set is one of my favourites, it has everything a girl needs to have a fun night with the girls. Note how the tank fits perfectly over the tank!!

The ‘ASAGAO’ hair is from Argrace.

The ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone is an upcoming release from Avada, I’ve fallen completely in love with this one! The skin is on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added a little bit of shadow from the ‘Monroe Shadow’ set from Veechi, and my eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ set from Zombie Suicide.

This coffee mug and pose are from the ‘Bae Watch’ gacha set from Le Poppycock. Perfect, as always!

I’m seated on the ‘Metal Stool’ from the ‘Iron & Wood’ gacha set from YS&YS.

As I said earlier, I’m outside the ‘Mirage Motel 66’ and I want to confirm that that IS a framed portrait of Christopher Walken in some kind of uniform in that room. Christopher Walken rocks, we need more cowbell!! πŸ˜€

Shades of Blue

I’ve never considered blue one of my favourite colours. I’ve always been more of a ‘greens’ person, and mostly the warmer colours, I’m not a fan of most pastels and the cooler shades. So, when fall comes around I like the greens, golds, and browns all mixed together, it’s like a big warm hug, to me. Blue is something else entirely to me, blue is a feeling, it’s tangible and I feel it more than anything. I know that ‘feeling blue’ isn’t anything new, but I don’t think of it like Bob Dylan’s song, ‘Tangled Up in Blue’, I think of it more as all consuming. The blue envelopes me, holding me close and not wanting to ease it’s grip on me. I have to struggle to find my way out of it’s hold and the darker the shade of blue the more difficult it is to do. The dark of midnight blue completely engulfs me and I fight to get the strength to overcome it. Yet, the softness of cornflower blue or sky blue is almost calming and although I don’t consider it a happy colour it’s not a blue that brings me down. One of the ways I can find peace is to look up at the pale blue sky and it reminds me that my life is very small in comparison to the vast world I live in. And that even one minute lost to sadness can’t be regained. I’m a firm believer that colours can be used to bring out certain emotions and for me, bright colours are a little to aggressive. I like muted colours that whisper to me, calming my anxieties and slowing my mind.

I’ve completely fallen in love with the blues in the [BAD HAIR DAY] colour palette. I’ve tried all of the colour packs there is, which is vast, and I always seem to come back to the ‘blacks & whites’ with blue and soft purple. This is ‘Demure’ and it’s a new release from [BAD]. It’s got the great angles and layers and the side I’m not showing you has only shaved hair base, so be prepared for that. Like all [BAD] hair there’s ten colour packs to choose from, each with two HUDs for the two layers of customization, and there’s a mirrored version included. The options are endless!

A recent release from Metamorphoses Tattoo is the ‘Nymphalida’ tattoo. It consists of three delicate and finely detailed butterflies on each wrist and it comes in grey(two tones) and coloured. It’s compatible with pretty much any mesh body you have and also classic avatars.

This top is the ‘Bella Tank Top, white’ from Tres Blah.

My look all starts with the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘miel’ tone Avada on the ‘Lilo 3.0’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya. I’ve added one of the nine eye shadow options from the ‘Harvest Shadow’ pack from Veechi. The ‘Shaved Hair Base’ is from Dura Hair. My eyes are from the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.

The pose is ‘Toxic Model’ from Del May.

Like a Stone

And on I read until the day was gone;
And I sat in regret of all the things I’ve done;
For all that I’ve blessed, and all that I’ve wronged.
In dreams until my death I will wander on.

In your house I long to be;
Room by room, patiently,
I’ll wait for you there like a stone.
I’ll wait for you there alone, alone.

Like a Stone ~Audioslave~

My music tastes change regularly and I’m always on the lookout for artists that move me. A song has to have good lyrics, nothing else, just good lyrics. It’s not about the perfect 4 octave voice, if the song is well written it doesn’t matter to me about the voice singing it. As proven by my love for Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and to an extent Bruce Springsteen. Bruce really belted out some rough sounds back in his early years. But it’s all about the words, what they convey in emotion is what I’m looking for. There’s nothing more moving than a song sung by someone that feels it, regardless of the voice. As of late, my musical choices have been a lot of early 90’s grunge and some of the newer stuff by those artists. I never tire of Eddie Vedder, whether alone or with Pearl Jam. I listened to Soundgarden back in the grunge years, and although I lost track of Chris Cornell since then, his passing has made me appreciate his talent again. I’ve also been enjoying some Alice in Chains, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, and Nirvana. So, today it’s grunge, tomorrow it might be classic country or folk. But not current pop music…..never that!

I have a few things to point out to you today, starting with the ‘Bess’ hair from [KoKoLoReS]. The mid length, just-got-out-of-bed look is exactly what any hair lover needs. I’m so not into being perfectly styled and sprayed, so this is the perfect head of hair for me! ‘Bess’ is available at the August round of Hair-O-Logy, which runs until August 30.

The rush of the first few days of the opening of Collabor88 is past, so now you can shop at your leisure all of the guest designers celebrating C88’s 6th Anniversary. Stories&Co. by Flowey is one of the mainstays of the event and the ‘Debbie Bustier’ is this months exclusive. It comes in fifteen colours in vinyl, latex, and metals and is fitted for the Maitreya, SLink, and ‘Freya and Isis’ from Belleza.

I’m wearing one of the nine selections in the ‘Riot Liners’ pack of eye make up from Veechi. It’s a bold eye liner but doesn’t look out of place anywhere. It’s available at the current round of Rewind which runs until September 10. I can’t believe I just wrote ‘September’!

The DWL Classic jeans are from Blueberry.

The ‘Moon Choker, gold’ is from Burial.

As usual, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, along with the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

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

There has been a few shake ups at Imitation, but I have no doubt that things will even out and there’ll be exciting things to come. Imitation has been releasing expressive and natural bento poses, some with great props, and I’m sure that will continue. This is from the ‘Isaiah’ set of poses, but is not available at this time. From today until August 18 everything in the store is 50% off, so make sure to stop in and get some deals.

I’m hanging out at the gas pump island at Mother Road at the Ludington sim. ‘Mother Road’ is inspired by the original ‘Mother Road’ sim of days gone by, and with my love for the desert, it’s a place I’ve been frequenting of late.

Show Me How To Live

Nail in my head
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
Nail in my head
From my creator
You gave me life
Now show me how to live
And in your waiting hands
I will land, and roll out of my skin
And in your final hours I will stand,
Ready to begin

Show Me How to Live ~Audioslave~

Just a few song lyrics today in place of my sometimes witty and thought provoking dialogue. πŸ™‚

I want to show you something! Look closely, you can’t miss it! It’s the ‘Noor’ hair from [BAD HAIR DAY] and it’s AWESOME! It’s brand new and available at the main store! I’m wearing options from the ‘colors’ pack and I know I don’t usually wear non natural colours, but I love these! Each colour pack has 24 options and the hair has 2 layers to colour independently, so there’s a whack of options with just one pack, let alone the ten colour packs available! I’m really looking forward to showing you all the hot new releases from [BAD HAIR DAY]!

I’m using a new pose that’s in the ‘Malcolm’ set of poses from Imitation and available at the August round of Somber. The set contains five sad and depressed poses, in two sizes. I don’t know why, but I’m more comfortable doing a post like this than a happy one. I don’t do happy well! πŸ˜€

My ruined make up is courtesy of the ‘Rough Night Shadow’ set of eye shadows from Veechi! It’s an older release, but tears are timeless. πŸ˜›

To go with the overall feel of this picture, the ‘In the Shadows’ tattoo from Pimp My Sh!t is perfect. My love of birds, crows and ravens especially, is alive and well.

The ‘Off Shoulder Tight Top is from Tetra and available now at Collabor88.

The ‘Leather String Choker is from RealEvil Industries.

As always, I’m wearing the ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa, along with the Lara mesh body(bento hands included) from Maitreya.

5 Things I Learned the Hard Way

As I sit here, I’m thinking about all the times in my life that I’ve learned lessons. Sometimes you learn something because of the experience of someone else or just by reading. That poor stick man has taught me plenty of things, since he’s in peril wherever I go. You’d think he’d learn that the floor is slippery when wet or that he could fall if he climbs on something. But, that’s a whole different story! I’ve had to learn things the hard way to really grasp what could happen. So here goes, 5 things I’ve learned the hard way!

1) When a road sign says ‘No Exit’ it means there’s no exit’. Not a good thing to learn while driving an 18 wheeler.

2) If a cow doesn’t want her newborn calf touched, don’t touch it! The cow can run faster mad than I can scared.

3) When using an electric hedge trimmer, do not insert finger in the blade, it can cut, fingernail and all.

4) There’s a difference between a cat and a skunk, when you spot movement at your feet and it’s pitch black outside, don’t say, ‘Hi Gus’, and nudge him out of the way with your foot, unless you’re sure it’s your cat ‘Gus’ and not a skunk.

5) If a guy seems like a jerk when he’s your boyfriend, don’t marry him. He’ll be a jerk when he’s your husband, too! I should have listened to my gut!

Those are five things I’ve learned, by living through them. The scars are all faded now, well except for my finger, from the hedge trimmer incident! That still hurts, but it’s only been 4 days! πŸ˜€

And now, how bout some Second Life fashion!

I’ll start off with the ‘Delicate Tattoo’ from Queen of Ink. It’s truly delicate and so well placed, perfectly drawing the eye to nice shoulders and dΓ¨colletage. It’s compatible with the Maitreya, SLink and TMP mesh bodies as well as mesh bodies that are Omega enabled. There’s also system layers for the classic avatars. It comes with 2 ink tones, I’m wearing the 50% option. The ‘Delicate Tattoo’ can be found, for a few more days, at the July round of The Chapter Four, and it’s in the Hidden Room. So when you land at TCF just walk slowly backwards and let yourself free fall! πŸ˜€

Also in the Hidden Room at The Chapter Four is the Basement backdrop from Isuka. It has a land impact of 14 and is perfect for a grungy type atmosphere. The pop and ice machines are not part of it, but there is piping and the power box, along with some signage that is. It’s nice to be able to set up a great photo area right at home, where the lag is low and the rezzing is easy.

The ‘Sunset Shadow’ is a new release from Veechi and it’s available at the newly opened round of ~uber~. It’s Catwa(seen here) and Lelutka mesh head compatible and the pack contains nine colours, all vibrant and summery.

The ‘Juliet’ top from Scandalize is a cool and cute little top perfect for days like today, hot and sunny! It’s fitted for the SLink, Maitreya(seen here), and Belleza mesh bodies and comes in oodles of colours, or a fatpack to mix and match three different areas.

The ‘SHIRABE’ hair from Argrace is one of my faves. Short and perky = perfect for me.

My eyes are one of the ten colours in the ‘Nissa Eyes’ pack from Zombie Suicide.

You can see just a small part of my nails, but take my word for them being cute. They’re from the ‘Heart Hole,black’ nail applier set from PIAD. They’re SLink and Maitreya compatible.

The ‘Luna’ skin in ‘peche’ tone from Avada looks simply divine on the ‘Lilo’ bento mesh head from Catwa and the Lara mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose I’m using is from the ‘Avant Garde’ male pack of poses from XXY.

The pop and ice machines are both from 7 Emporium. The Ice machine is at the current round of ~uber~ and the Pop Machine is at the main store. Both are fully animated, the Pop Machine has eight animations and the Ice Machine has singles, couples and an adult version, too.