virtual life

Insensitive

How do you cool your lips, after a summer’s kiss?
How do you rid the sweat, after the body bliss?
How do you turn your eyes, from the romantic glare?
How do you block the sound of a voice
You’d know anywhere?

Oh, I really should’ve known
By the time you drove me home
By the vagueness in your eyes, your casual goodbyes
By the chill in your embrace
The expression on your face that told me
Maybe you might have some advice to give
On how to be insensitive
Insensitive
Insensitive

How do you numb your skin, after the warmest touch?
How do you slow your blood, after the body rush?
How do you free your soul, after you’ve found a friend?
How do you teach your heart it’s a crime to fall in love again?

Oh, you probably won’t remember me
It’s probably ancient history
I’m one of the chosen few
Who went ahead and fell for you
I’m out of vogue, I’m out of touch
I fell too fast, I feel too much
I thought that you might have some advice to give
On how to be insensitive

Oh, I really should’ve known
By the time you drove me home
By the vagueness in your eyes, your casual goodbyes
By the chill in your embrace
The expression on your face that told me
Maybe you might have some advice to give
On how to be insensitive

Insensitive‘ ~Jann Arden~

I’m so excited to welcome Shadow’s Poses to my little family of featured designers! I’ve been following Lou on flickr for some time and I’m always amazed at her super sultry and sexy looks. I know I won’t be as mysteriously steamy and sensual as Lou herself, but I’m going to put my own spin on her poses and hope I can do them justice! I’m starting out fairly innocent enough……I mean…what’s more innocent than a little pink teddy bear? Have I ever mentioned I had a teddy bear when I was a little kid? I did….it was pink and the fur had all matted from overuse and over washing, I loved that little guy so much! Well, Lou has included this little guy to go with the ‘Babydoll’ pose. Included in the pack is a pose ball, the animation and the teddy bear so you can head to bed with your little teddy bear, too.

I’ve wearing the ‘Galera’ lingerie set from Addams here. It’s all lacy and pretty to make me feel super feminine!

The ‘M103’ hair is from CHEVEUX.

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. I’ve added one of the options in the ‘Shoreline’ set of eye shadows from War Paint.

Waiting for Superman

She’s watching the taxi driver, he pulls away
She’s been locked up inside her apartment a hundred days

She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late.
He got stuck at the laundromat washing his cape.”
She’s just watching the clouds roll by and they spell her name
Like Lois Lane
And she smiles, oh the way she smiles

She’s talking to angels,
Counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers,
Falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms, yeah, in his arms, yeah
Waiting for Superman

She’s out on the corner trying to catch a glimpse
Nothing’s making sense
She’s been chasing an answer, a sign lost in the abyss,
This Metropolis

She says, “Yeah, he’s still coming, just a little bit late.
He got stuck at the Five and Dime saving the day.”
She says, “If life was a movie, then it wouldn’t end like this,
Left without a kiss.”
Still, she smiles, oh, the way she smiles, yeah

She’s talking to angels,
Counting the stars
Making a wish on a passing car
She’s dancing with strangers,
She’s falling apart
Waiting for Superman to pick her up
In his arms, yeah, in his arms, yeah
She’s waiting for Superman…

…to lift her up and take her anywhere
Show her love and flying through the air
Save her now before it’s too late tonight
Oh, at the speed of light
And she smiles

Waiting for Superman‘ ~Daughtry~

The ‘Florid Panties’ are from Nui. There’s a matching bra and the detailing is incredible.

The thigh high boots are ‘KALISKA’ from UTOPIA DESIGN. They have several shine options and the supple leather and high level of detail make these my go-to boots!

The ‘Kef’ hair is from [BAD HAIR DAY].

My new skin is ‘Maddie’ from The Skinnery, on the ‘Lilo’ mesh head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

This is pose 18 from MILA.

Blurred Lines

‘I love the rain. I love how it softens the outlines of things. The world becomes softly blurred and I feel like I melt right into it.’

~Hanamoto Hagumi~

Like the true introvert that I am, I do love the rain. I love to hear it on the roof, lightly sprinkling down, making me feel warm and cozy indoors. The window panes have rivulets of rain running slowly down and I look through it, seeing the world in soft muted tones, knowing all of life outside is taking in it’s life force and being renewed. To walk in the rain brings a certain peacefulness to me, the air is fresh and clean and the rain brings a coolness to my skin. The trees and grass and sky all blend into each other with the slow movement of the rain falling and it’s easy to get lost in the rich colours made darker with the wetness. As I sit here looking out my east window and see fog, hoar frost, and snow I dream of a soft summer rain. But, you know I’m a practical girl also! For the dream is but a dream and reality is more likely, it’s a drought and it hasn’t rained in a month, or it’s been raining non stop through haying season and I curse it for causing problems! I always love the rain, and always will….but sometimes Mother Nature just doesn’t know that haying season is NOT the time to send the rain!

I want to thank RH for his endless patience while I struggled to get a shot I liked. It was one of those times that nothing seemed to feel right to me and after countless poses, angles, and windlights this is what I ended up with. RH didn’t participate in photographing this pose, I think he got tired of me changing poses and he gave up to watch some TV! Thanks again, RH.

The pose is ‘Whisper My Name’ from CKEY Poses. I like the intimacy and connection it shows without being overdone!

I’m wearing the ‘Sideview Bodysuit’ from [Vale Koer] here. It’s my go-to bodysuit, perfect for any shot of my backside!

The ‘G1020’ hair is from tram.

Since this is in black and white it’s hard to get an idea of skin tone, but it’s the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

What Do You Want From Me?

I wanted to use this title, mainly because there are days that I want to ask that of almost everyone I talk to. But, with that said, I’m not going to get into it, today. That topic is for a time that my opinions won’t be as skewed by my mood as it would be today. What I do want to mention is Twitter! I’m not hugely into it, but I follow some pretty interesting people and am continually amazed at some of the things I see there. Why I mention it today, is my love of seeing what’s trending. My favourite today is #Mathematicalsongs. I wracked my brain to think of my own take on this, but with my dislike for math and a Sunday morning brain that doesn’t want to work I was at a loss! The gist of it is taking song titles and changing it into mentioning math in some form. There were some really good ones! What I should do is every time I have no idea what to talk about in a blog post, just look at what’s trending on Twitter, and it’s a ready made topic! It’s amazing what’s going on in the collective brain of the Twitterverse! Oh look, #ThoughtsWhileGroceryShopping!

I’ve been really struggling this morning to create a picture that I was happy with, so what initially started out with me fully clothed and sitting out in the sunshine, has now become me sitting propped on a stool, naked in my bedroom! I need a little more time with the outfit from earlier, but I will get it…eventually! 😀

The thing that is sure to jump out at you is the pose! This is ‘Watch Me, C’ from Badwolf Poses. They have a really nice selection of unique poses perfect for your photography, including men’s, women’s, and couples. I’m always looking for new pose makers and between in-world search and Market Place, there’s great new talent coming along all the time.

Since I really have no outfit on, 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.

The ‘G1204’ hair is from tram..

I’m sitting on the ‘Finsbury Stool’ from {what next}.

What a Beautiful Mess!

When I thought about starting a blog I really had no idea what I was doing. I had been writing little blurbs on flickr to go along with my very early, and less than stellar pictures, but I really had no clue what a blog would involve. I was a noob, what can I say, but the good thing about that is, we all were at one point. There is no one on this planet who didn’t start something as a beginner. In all honesty I can say that I can’t look at my past pictures, and there are times that I’d love to delete them and just have my newer pictures on flickr. But, there’s no way I’m doing that because all of my pictures on flickr are a visual diary of my Second Life. It may be a little rough around the edges, but like my past in real life, it can’t be denied and it’s something to be proud of, seeing the changes and hopefully getting better. I hope 5 years from now I can look back at pictures I do today and not want to look at them, it means I’ve gotten better, and there’s always room for improvement, for anyone. What I was going to write about is the name of the blog! The song, ‘Beautiful Mess‘ by Diamond Rio came on the radio one day when I was considering a blog and once I heard the line, ‘what a beautiful mess’ I knew that was IT! I do admit I’ve gone through many phases of music tastes and country has been in the rotation at times. On a side note, I have to say I’m not a fan of what today’s country music has become. There are some artists I like, but the early 90’s country was some of the best in my opinion. So anyway, that’s where the name of the blog came from, I added the exclamation mark to it, because I’m totally infatuated with them! Seriously…..I know I over use them…but I can’t seem to stop! Please…someone……I think I need help giving them up. 😀

It’s all about the ink today! I know I’ve mentioned my love for virtual tattoos in the past, but I’ll say it again. I just love tattoos in Second Life, so many great artists, and one of the best in my opinion is Sandowl Violet of Wild Roots, which used to be Pimp My Sh!t, for anyone who’s been out of touch these last months. She’s so creative and her artwork has such fantastic detail, oh…and she’s a fellow Canadian, HI5! 😀 This is the ‘Queen’ version from the ‘Chess Pieces’ matching couples tattoos. There’s a ‘king’ version included too, so you can take your pick. It’s compatible with the major mesh bodies, including Omega and also TMP mesh bodies and the classic avatars that are still out there. Pimp My Sh!t releases are still available on the upper floor of the main store.

I’m wearing the ‘Tinker’ panties from Blueberry here! One thing for sure is they know how to make sexy panties!

One of my favourite hairs from NO.MATCH is NO.SHELTER. It’s a classic!

This is completely edited, but I’ll mention I’m wearing the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada on the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

The pose is ‘Out of Patience’ from Del May.