Carpe Diem

Seize the day.

Capturing the Moment

Live for today.

Shoenique Designs

Make the most of the present.

IM

Look forward to the future, but don’t try to control what you don’t know.

I’m wearing:
Outfit: Shoenique Designs: Amii Flower @ Designer Showcase
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Saeko
Jewelry: Astralia – Lunar ascendant Rings (Maitreya) and PUNCH / Belly Piercing / Diamond
Shoes: Pure Poison – Rose Platforms – Maitreya
Body Parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: *CN* pose_1706_5b

Sunshine is wearing:
Outfit: I.M. Collection Carole @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Cheveux M105
Shoes: Ingenue :: Carmen Wedges (Maitreya) :: Lime
Jewelry: [monso] My Flower Earring
Body Parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: GP Vain 10

Friend Pose: -IC Poses- Selfie Friends
Location: La Vie

Summer Vibes

I must be crazy. It got up to about 100 degrees in good old Las Vegas today, yet here I am ready for summer. Let the good times roll. 😉

Have a coke and a smile

Credits:
Outfit: DE Boutique Mona Dress Spring @ Designer Showcase
Sunglasses: Reign Pointe Shades (Gacha Item from Epiphany)
Shoes: Reign Skye Flats
Hair: Burley Dot
Pose and Prop: Coke and a Smile ~Zo Awesum~ @ Designer Showcase
 

Destroy illusion and put truth in its place

So, I sat in my husband’s man cave for a bit. After sitting for a while, I starting organizing it. Mind you, I didn’t literally organize it. I just sat and wondered how I could recreate that essence of mine in my own setting.

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While I have my own space, I realized I couldn’t recreate what I envision in my head without spending massive amounts of money remodeling it, so I appreciated the simplicity of my hubby’s room. It’s filled with what’s important to him. Now I need to figure out what is important to me in my room even thought it really wouldn’t match the connecting rooms.  No, I can’t think that way. Actually, I can’t stop thinking that way.

there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind

Character flaw? In my defense, it doesn’t help that the kitchen is right behind me. And the dining room is to my left. I could add my own touches to both I suppose, but kitchens and dining rooms don’t inspire me lol. Maybe I need to dare to dream.

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“What is meant by “reality”? It would seem to be something very erratic, very undependable—now to be found in a dusty road, now in a scrap of newspaper in the street, now a daffodil in the sun. It lights up a group in a room and stamps some casual saying.”

Reality is a state of mind

“It overwhelms one walking home beneath the stars and makes the silent world more real than the world of speech—and then there it is again in an omnibus in the uproar of Piccadilly. Sometimes, too, it seems to dwell in shapes too far away for us to discern what their nature is. But whatever it touches, it fixes and makes permanent. That is what remains over when the skin of the day has been cast into the hedge; that is what is left of past time and of our loves and hates.”

Credits:

Outfit: Salt Vintage Dress Rose @ The Gacha Garden
Shoes: Apple May Designs Ballerina High Lace Heels
Jewelry: J&W Jewelers Emma Collection Necklace silver @ Designer Showcase
Hair: A&A Ariel Hair
Body Parts:  Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Poses: (1) *PosESioN* Etereum 1; (2) PosESioN* Etereum 2; (3) BellePoses – Mayla 3 (Bento Hands); (4) PosESioN* Mistica 2
Location: Days of O
Post title and italicized text courtesy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own

“Do you have the time to listen to me whine?” No? Fair enough.

I jest about the whining. Well, I do whine quite a bit, but time is valuable, so if one doesn’t want to hear whining, he or she can shut it off. Tonight I’m mostly whining about the end of one of my favorite SL events.

My mind is set on overdriveThat’s right. Pose Fair is over. Did you have a good time? I’m going to take a moment to give a shout out to all the pose creators. Thank you for taking the time to inject life into SL! Movement implies life and that in turn suggests emotion.Somebody keep my balanceWhile avatars are not alive, the people behind  the keyboard are most definitely living and breathing creatures. Incidentally, I’ll always remember my first experience with animation in SL. Always move forwardI actually thought the default Ruth stand was cool because it was different and it looked like a confused chick. Now, it’s kinda irritating, but only when I’m in the midst of making a pose work. I found my place in nowhereNow, look how far SL has come! I can’t imagine SL without Project Bento now, so pose makers, keep those poses coming! It’s probably (most certainly) more difficult, but know it makes all the difference, especially to those who use animated hand gestures in RL.   On my own, here we go

I have a RL friend of a RL friend who uses her hands to make every point and it’s appropriate for that friend of friend because her poker face sucks. One may call her overly animated. Poor thing. She has good intentions (I really do!).

I’m wearing:
Outfit: DE.Boutique Megan @ Designer Showcase
Shoes: Shoenique Designs Raina Blue Heels @ Designer Showcase
Jewelry: Moondance Boutique Krissy @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Fairy nights hair – Browns @ Collabor88
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento

Sunshine is wearing:
Outfit: Shoenique Designs Raina Blue Blossom Dress @ Designer Showcase
Shoes: fri. – Rita Sandals (Tulip) @ Collabor88
Jewelry: (Yummy) Spring Bouquet @ Collabor88
Hair: Lamb. Love Fade
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento w/Glam Affair – Agnes

Poses:
One: {QP} – Never Ending Night
Two: ASO! Rose bloom (tea)
Three: ASO! Rose Bouquet (tea)
Four: andika Citronnier Bento (me) & andika Au Printemps (Sunshine)
Five: andika Charmant Bento (me) & andika Au Printemps (Sunshine)

Location: Go Explore! (You can rez stuff here and there!)

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April 22:”What comes next, I see a light.”

How’d you spend Earth day? I had the best day! My physical results are the starters of a farmer sunburn (eventual tan), but there’s so much more. Sadly, emotional results are left to interpretation because they’re difficult to quantify. Just believe okay? 😉

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Nevertheless, I’ll try to explain. Hanging around people with similar goals is fun. It’s easy. My local #ScienceMarchLV was actually a rally, but marches and rallies aren’t just marches and rallies. They’re marathons because the finish line requires endurance.

I'm with her

I may or may not be preaching to the choir, but take it for what it is. My thoughts are my sole responsibility, yet I love to share.

Me:
Jeans: [AB] Hippie Jeans Blue  @ Designer Showcase
Top: *COCO*_Lace-UpCropTop(Lace)_Maitreya
Hair: [monso] – Jisu /Brown
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: BellePoses Friends and Mayla 2 (bento) @ Pose Fair

Sunshine:
Jeans: [AB] Hippie Jeans White @ Designer Showcase
Top: [AB] Les Rose
Hair: “”D!va”” Hair “Kylie” (Moon stone)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara 4.1 and Lelutka Stella
Pose: BellePoses Friends and Mayla 3 (bento) @ Pose Fair

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I do. Do you?

It’s safe to say we can all agree marriage is a commitment that goes beyond a typical relationship, even long term common wealth relationships. I just realized filing taxes as a married middle class couple sucks. I miss 2016 tax filing time. Anyway, married couples do have something our common wealth counterparts do not. Weddings!

I do

Chop Zuey’s Sub Umbra Floreo Bridal is the perfect piece to add that last and perfect final touch to any wedding gown.

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If you’re going to commit yourself to filing married, you might as well start it off in style, ya know? No second thoughts. It’s too late!

Overthrow the effigy

Divorce only works when one stops loving his or her partner in marriage. Plus, I joke. I’d much rather have my hubby than tax perks (See RL husband? I love you so much I wrote about you in my SL blog. Bonus points?)

From here to eternity

So, that’s my advice for the day. I also advise you to visit Designer Showcase and Pose Fair as soon as possible because April is going to end. We won’t see another April until next year. Weird when one thinks about it that way, eh? Speaking of Pose Fair, I thought you should know. Corpus’s Editorial poses have attitude and emotion. Manifeste is one of my oldest favorites when it comes to pose makers. They also mix fashion, emotion, and attitude. Looks like they are meant to be. 😉

Credits:

Outfit: Sascha’s Designs Breazes White Gown with Huge Bum Train
Jewelry: Chop Zuey Sub Umbra Floreo @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ (No)Bow updo [materials] – Browns
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara and Lelutka Simone Bento
Poses: CORPUS – Editorial S3 – 06, 02 and 07; Manifeste Model 818 @ Pose Fair
Location: Pandora Resort 

Do you want to know a secret?

Sometimes I can’t sleep. Okay, I know. That secret sucks because it isn’t salacious or juicy. If it helps, my secret may be your secret. When insomnia hits, we may have a lot on our minds. See? You aren’t alone. If you have Pose Fair on your mind, you are definitely not alone. Animations breathe life into our Second Life personas. So…are you  ready?

I am numb

Pose Fair starts Friday, April 14th at 12pm SLT, and it runs till April 29th. I’m giving you a sneak preview into what to expect, especially if you are a fan of WetCat. “Daddy’s Girl” Bear Prop offers 9 single pose options and 6 couple pose options. If you want, change the teddy bear’s coat with 7 choices. “Cyber-Link” WebCam Prop, below, is available in naughty and nice. After all, life fluctuates between PG and R (or XXX in some cases <3).

The world is sleeping

I have to warn tall avatars, though. I’m very short in RL, so I like to go to the extreme opposite in SL. Wetcat Flux used short and curvy shapes when creating “Daddy’s Girl” and “Cyber Link” as she mentions in her note. If you’re a tall avatar too, be prepared to take advantage of the ability to adjust your position.  Don’t worry. It’s easy to adjust!

Now, get some sleep, if you can USA peeps. If you’re on an international time zone, better stay up. After all, Pose Fair 2017 starts at 12 PM SLT! 😉

Credits
Poses: WetCat “Daddy’s Girl” and “Cyber Link” @ Pose Fair (Opens @ 12 PM SLT)
Outfit: Entice – Angel Witch Panties – Cute – Lilac Taco Maitreya @ Designer Showcase
Hair: .Entwined. Poppy (Rigged)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V4.0 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Socks: Maitreya Dahlia Socks * Lara Mid * White

Sunday Woes: Know Your Enemy

I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays. There’s a lot love because it’s my day off. Once the sun sets, I remember the end of Sunday marks the beginning of the work week.

Know your enemy

Work again? I’m still so sleepy from last week lol.

Now, Designer Showcase‘s April round is bright eyed and bushy tailed. PurpleMoon Creations’ Karla Dress is a sexy play on athletic wear. It def gets the blood pumping!

Click here for a lift to Designer Showcase.

Outfit: :: PM :: Karla Dress -pink- MAITREYA @ Designer Showcase
Hair: Argrace Tokiwa
Shoes: ::HH:: Hucci Bow Sneaker – Moonglow (Lara) @ Collabor88
Accessories: KAZ babyblue ipod arm band white leather and [Fetch] Earbud Necklace
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara V4.0 and Lelutka Simone Bento
Pose: Di’s Opera – Cosmetic 1 – 4
Location: Paris Je T’aime

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“Worldly comfort is an illusion.”

Dear sister:

I hate to break it to you, but there is usually a bigger picture. It goes beyond he said she said scenarios too. It’s literally opening up one’s perspective and it ain’t always fun.

Things are not what they seem to be

Trust me. If things seem wrong or dangerous, they probably are. Broaden your scope.

The first appearance deceives many

Once you broaden your scope, you’ll see the bullshit for what it is because “worldly comfort is an illusion” (Mirabai) in your particular case. Now once you do, it’s your turn.

And I leave behind this hurricane of fucking lies

It’s your turn to walk away from what deceived you in the first place. Emotional wars are exhausting, and sadly so many, including me, fight for the wrong reasons. You probably won’t read this. One, you don’t have a blog and two, you probably forgot about my grown up virtual Barbie doll games/online journal. If you do, know I love you and I will be there when and if you need help walking away.

Love Always,

Your Sister

Credits:
Featuring Chop Zuey The Dark Dweller of Braj @ Designer Showcase March
Dress: Baiastice_Samy Mini Dress-Black-Maitreya
Shoes: Dirty Princess Gladiator Couture Princess Heels
Hair: *TKW* Aloisi
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Lelutka Simone Bento, and VISTA Prohand V.2beta
Poses (from top to bottom): WetCat“The Jeweller” 12; {NanTra} Catwalk Queen; and Manifeste– Model_767
Location: Digital Art-Cammino e Vivo Capovolto

Post title and inspiration pinched from Chop Zuey and Mirabai

Out of body. Out of mind.

Spring is my favorite season. Though, I could do without the wind. It’s been said when March rolls in like a lion, it goes out like a lamb, but in Las Vegas, they like to keep us on our toes. I shouldn’t complain. Compared to other states, NV’s weather may be perfection.

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Have you been to Designer Showcase‘s March Round? It also rolls in for bang each month. March brought in a brand new build along with new items. PurpleMoon Creations‘ Amberly Dress is one of those items. It’s almost like a make your own adventure story. Remember those? If you don’t, it’s easy. You make choices and find out the consequences. In this case,  the decisions won’t get you in trouble.

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Instead, you’ll find the colors and patterns that suit your mood for the day with the all choices Hud. Want to see? Click here for your lift to Designer Showcase.

I’m wearing:
Outfit:: PM :: Amberly Dress -Maitreya @ Designer Showcase
Jewelry: (Yummy) Spring Rings – Butterflies, Bee Flower, Blue Flower, Daisies, and Vintage @ The Arcade (March 2017)
Hair: .Tableau Vivant \\ Hairplay – Down Blow – Browns (with pose) @ The Arcade (March 2017)
Body Parts: Maitreya Mesh Body Lara, Lelutka Simone Bento, and VISTA Prohand V.2beta