Just One of the Guys

Just One of the Guys

Having worked in male dominated jobs most of my life, I found out early on that it’s pretty darn great being just one of the guys. I mean, if I didn’t have them, who would I talk about work with when I’m the only woman there. So, I was accepted and welcomed by most of them and treated the same as the rest. There was always the older men who would look out for me and help me, even when I didn’t need it, and then there was the ones that resented having a woman in their midst. But overall, I felt a part of the brotherhood! 🙂 There’s nothing like sitting in a bar with a table of 6 or 7 men and seeing them at their best! I don’t know what that’s like when the men are all wearing suits and ties, but when it comes to truck drivers and oil patch workers, I got to the point where nothing shocked me! I learned never to leave my drink at the table when I left to pee, the story of a drink being stirred by something other than a stir stick was always present in my mind, and it wasn’t someones finger that did the stirring!! I could always dish out the jokes, but I also could take them…..because deep down I always knew they’d always stand by my side. I chose the group of guys I surrounded myself with because, although they were rough around the edges, they had kind hearts. I never felt I had to prove myself to them, they knew I could do the jobs they did, and as well as they could. I was just one of the guys, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

When I decided to create a cozy area at home, I realized that there is no cozier place to be than a ‘man cave’. I mean, a ‘she shed’ is probably fine, but there’s something about surrounding myself in games and sports related things, along with the snacks and drinks to go along with it, that’s the ultimate in creature comforts. I’ve always loved watching sports, I don’t dress up in silly things all in the colour of my favourite teams, but I enjoy a good game of hockey or football(CFL of course)! I don’t mind baseball, although it’s a bit slow for me, and I have been known to watch the ‘Master’s Tournament’ in golf. I went through a phase of watching Nascar races every weekend and I used to watch tennis, but I’ve yet to watch a basketball game, I’ll have to do that one day! So, here I sit in the man cave, the popcorn is popping, and the brewski is ice cold, so let the games begin!

I’ll start with my outfit, here. I’m wearing the ‘Boyrfriend Jeans, country’ and ‘Knit Turtleneck, navy’ from fashionably dead and available at ~uber~, right now.

The ‘My Hair, Suzy’ is from [monso].

The ‘Swear Low Top Sneakers’ are from Lapointe & Bastchild, and right now there’s an exclusive texture HUD for them as a group gift.

My looks starts with the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

And as for my man cave? I’m sitting on the ‘Industrial Billiards Table’ from [zerkalo], which is available in PG and Adult at the current round of Kustom9. My pose is the #10 singles animation in the billiards table. Along with the exclusive Billiards table is the ‘Billiards Z’ gacha set! I’m using the ‘Cue Rack(RARE), Billiard Frame, Hanging Lamp, Wall Bar, and the Balls Set, here.

The ‘Standing Ashtray, ‘Dude’s Rug’, ‘Boho Guitar’, and the ‘Grungy Varnished Stool’ are from various gachas from ..::THOR::... The gacha area is near the landing point, which makes it way to easy to play them all! In the main store you’ll find all kinds of good stuff, the grungy and shabby are my favourite! 😀

My newest home is the ‘Tuscany Loft’ from DaD Design.

To Make a House a Home

To Make a House a Home

Hold on to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave, wave is stringing us along

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Ooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oo. Oo-oo-oo-oo [2x]
Aaa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa-aa. Aa-aa-aa-aaaaaa [4x]

Settle down, it’ll all be clear
Don’t pay no mind to the demons
They fill you with fear
The trouble—it might drag you down
If you get lost, you can always be found

Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m gonna make this place your home

Home ~Phillip Phillips~

I really don’t care what type of house anyone lives in…what matters is it’s comfort as a home. I’m not impressed with expensive or fancy, it’s not about the price of the home or the area it’s in, whether it has the latest decor trends or is decorated circa 1975….it’s all about what the occupant has done to make it a home. It’s how welcoming and comfortable the home feels! I have a friend in real life who works very hard to make her home comfortable to anyone who visits. It’s not a big expensive house and there’s no designer anything inside, but when I visit for a cup of coffee I feel like I’m enveloped in a big warm hug. She opens her home to anyone and would make a total stranger feel as welcome as her loved ones, and it shows. It’s the peaceful energy she has created that allows us to sip cup after cup of strong tasty coffee while talking about anything from world politics to our our undying love of nature. There’s very few visits we don’t shed tears, as we delve deep into ourselves, and after the last sip of coffee is gone I leave with a refreshed spirit and a calmness that remains. It’s not the house that’s done that….it’s her and the love she has put into filling it with love. I live in a small cozy home, just me and my little fuzzy puppy. In the autumn I like to fix it up for the coming winter, making it all cozy with the soft scent of my favourite candles burning and my chair, blanket, and kindle all ready for me to snuggle in for the long cold winter. So no matter where you live or what your house is…..work to make it a home, all it takes is a little bit of love!

Ok……as you can see, there’s no sexy outfits here, I’m not baring any skin or looking sexy. In fact, I’m sitting on the front step of this incredible build from Galland Homes with my ever present mug of coffee and enjoying the early morning sun on the other side of this house. It has everything it needs for you to make it your home! You’re looking at the upper part of just a portion of ‘Laurel Ridge’, the newest release which is available now at FaMESHed. I’ve always loved the look of a log house, and this does not disappoint. From it’s two story wall of windows on the one side and the cozy fireplace in a slightly sunken living area with a balcony above, there’s enough room for a large family with all kinds of potential to make it a home. The main floor consists of a great room, kitchen/dining area, powder room, and master suite while the 2nd floor is two bedrooms with a gorgeous are overlooking the great room. It has a footprint of 31X25m and a land impact of 232 and comes in a rezz box for easy moving to get it in just the right place. You can visit the Galland Homes Facebook page.