Happy “Great Day to Wear Green” Day

I’m not Irish and Stud says he isn’t either but we had fun dressing up in some green today.

Just a quick post to say Happy St. Patties Day everyone!!

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

What Katie is Wearing:
Hair: >TRUTH< Kasia w/Roots – pumpkin
Necklace: JCNY – AnnaCollette, ‘PRIVATA Hyper-Gems Necklace
Dress: TOPAZIA- eva long dress
Nails: ULTRA Mesh Fingernails rigged V3 by Jamman Shoes: [Gos] Grace Sandal – Black Patent
What Stud is Wearing:
Hair: *Trailerstar* Stubble Head 75%
Eyes: moJo – real eyes WITH light B_133
Hat: Mesh St Patricks Hat V.1
Tux: L&B Mesh ( “Modern White Open Tuxedo” – Pants
       L&B Mesh  “Modern White Open Tuxedo” – Jacket Combo
Shoes: HAYSURIZA_Straight Tip_Oxford

7 SL Facts About Us

I read Strawberry Singh’s blog earlier this week where she started the SL 7 facts meme.  I loved reading it and since then I’ve read a bunch more all of which have been extremely interesting to me. (mostly because I’m nosy) I wasn’t going to join in because I always think these types of things just open you up to criticism but it seems like so much fun I’m taking the plunge.  As Strawberry asks – if you need to judge do so quietly.   (thanks)

The best part of this challenge – I convinced Stud to join in too.  (I think he’s a bit shy and he tried to tell me he doesn’t have 7 things but I hardly believe that can be true)  So here you go – 2 for the price of one!!

Photo: Stud Brucato

7 SL Facts About Katie:

  1. I never used this account until 2011 even though the start date was March 2009.  Katie Chingseng was born as an alt.  She was my second Avatar in SL.  The first one has since been deleted.  Katie was born in order to “Camp“.  I’m not sure if anyone remembers it but camping was this huge thing when I first joined or at least it seemed to be in the circles I found myself in.  Land owners would pay avatars to sit on their land.  It was hardly profitable and I gave up shortly after I started and decided it was just easier to buy lindens.
  2. I feel sad when my avatar is homeless.
  3. I put lots of nice outfits together but I almost always forget to save them.  I only realize I haven’t saved after I’ve flipped back to my “New Standard Katie” outfit which is my avatar in the rrrrraw.  😛
  4. Katie has never had a job in SL.
  5. I do not build or create.  I often joke that my job is to keep the SL economy running.
  6. Unless I am taking a picture I use “Nam’s Optimal Skin 1” as my default Windlight.  When Stud shares his screen in Skype I always make him change his Windlight to Nam’s as well.
  7. My inventory is a complete and total disaster.  At least monthly I tell myself I will clean it but I never actually get to it.

Photo: Stud Brucato

7 SL Facts about Stud:

  1. I spent my first 6 months in SL looking like a nooby with the original avatar.
  2. Most of the time I forget to turn my AO on. (until Katie reminds me)
  3. I always complain about open boxes that Katie leaves scattered around our land.
  4. I have spent two weeks in a sandbox building without TPing out.
  5. I like to bump Katie’s avatar around and make her fall from platforms.
  6. I don’t change my profile much – months can pass without ever touching it.
  7. I used to get banned from Sims a lot.

(…and he’s not saying why hmmmm)

Photo: Stud Brucato

What Katie is Wearing:
Jeans: -tb- Juju Jeans - Dark Rinse 1
Nails: Glove Fair skin V3 By Jamman Top: Zaara : Nina tube top *canary*
Liner: cheLLe - (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full)
Lips: ~Hush Lipstick~ Natural Red 401
Ring: EarthStones Eternity Bridal Set - Platinum
Earrings: MG(Maxi Gossamer) - Earrings - Tokyo Tears - Orange
Necklace: MG (Maxi Gossamer)- Necklace - Candy Love Heart - Short
Shoes: The Sea Hole - Flossy Wedge - Pineapple
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me
Glasses: [Steinwerk] - Heart II
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Hathaway hair - Dark Brown 4
What Stud is Wearing
tatoo : Letis Tattoo :: Unicorn Sleeves :: 75% :: H12008 <tattoo>
facial hair : *Trailerstar* Stubble Head 75%
hair : *Trailerstar* Goatee Dark
feet : JOMO men's foot
shorts : Male Cargo Capri's *S* - Classic
vest : [M] Vest with Shirt * Friendly *M
glasses: {EVAM Glasses} Color: White

We are all Stars

“We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.”
―     Marilyn Monroe

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Stud and I have had a combination of busy RL stuff, broken computers, illness, internet irritation and the list goes on.  In the middle of all the crazy that was happening for us we both ended up online at the exact same time.  I was feeling a little sad and frustrated by our situations and I was met by Studs open arms.  He whispered in my ear – “Today I’m giving you a makeover.”  Of course this made me smile and forget about all the other stuff.  He had created this lovely set with an old fashioned microphone, a piano and some plush red velvet curtains.  I felt like a star. Really what more could a girl ask for???

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Before I knew it I had new shoes, (yayy)  a new dress, new hair and even a beauty mark.  I was transformed into Marilyn Monroe.  (or at least a look inspired by Marilyn.)

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.”
―   Marilyn Monroe

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Ok so maybe I couldn’t conquer the world but by the end of our photo shoot we were both laughing and I was feeling a whole lot better about things.  I asked Stud if he was going to be my “Mr. President’ but he insisted this day was all about me.  How sweet is that?  🙂

Photo: Stud  Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

“She was a girl who knew how to be happy even when she was sad. And that’s important—you know ”  
―   Marilyn Monroe

I think Stud created some really awesome photos.  I’ve been holding them for almost two weeks now without inspiration to do this post but I finally found some time to share them.

What Katie is Wearing:
>TRUTH< Georgina - swedish
[Gos] Grace Sandal - White 
[LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me
[R] Allure Marilyn Mini Dress (Mesh-White) [S]
Mayfly - Liquid Light Eyes (Sapphire Night, w1)
Pink Acid Natural Beauty Beauty Mark Mole Only
cheLLe - (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full)
~Hush Lipstick~ Natural Red 404
EarthStones Eternity Bridal Set - Platinum
ULTRA Mesh HUD Fingernails V3 By Jamman

Be My Valentine

Recipe for an awesome Valentines Day  – because lets face it….it’s not always safe to leave it in the hands of the men folk.  🙂

Step 1 – Cast a spell

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Step 2: Tire yourself out answering the door and collecting a multitude of surprise deliveries all day long.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Step 3:  Enjoy some time with the one you love.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

During the making of the last photo I actually asked Stud “Do you think there are enough presents scattered around?”  I got this awkward silence where I knew he was thinking something like, “Are you kidding me???”  LOL  Funny thing is I still think there weren’t quite enough.

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!!

What Katie is Wearing:

Lips: ~Hush Lipstick~ Juicy Pink 502

Eyes: cheLLe – (eyeshadow) Dusty Soft Pink

Liner cheLLe – (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full)

Nails: Mesh Fingernails rigged V3 by Jamman

Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me

Boots: *GF*[Mesh] Fur Cuff Boots “Sasha” -valentine-(rigged)

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Jamie Mesh Hair – Gingerbread

Ring: Eternity Bridal Set – Platinum

Bracelet: Izzie’s – *resize* Angular Bangles pink (r)

Necklace: Izzie’s – 50’s Pearl Necklace lilac

Earrings: Izzie’s – Angular Earring pink

Dress: The Secret Store – Babydoll – Triangle Party

What Stud Is Wearing:

Hair : ::Exile:: Tidal:Sable
Beard : Zovo – 5 Oclock (light) Black 2
Eyes : VerseEye – Tenor – Mesh
Glasses : [IC] MESH Nerd Glasses .::Classics::. 2.0 Scripted UNISEX
Shirt : [Deadwool] Round collar shirt
Pants [Deadwool] Lahood pants – blackHP(Bk_M)_L
Shoes : HAYSURIZA_Straight Tip_Oxford_

It’s Just Different…

Stud had a few extra days off work in RL this week and since I did not he has been teasing me about it a little.  However, he did mention that he had a surprise for me and that I would probably get it today when I got home from work. 🙂

For once I really don’t have the words to describe the feeling I had when I opened my email.   In my head in went something like this…” OMG STUD SHRUNK!!  I need to hurry and log and make sure he’s ok!”

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Then of course I realized he would be fine  He hadn’t shrunk after all – perhaps SL had grown while I was away at work.  Maybe instead of telling me that he would climb mountains to be with me, he was trying to tell me he’d climb really huge odd-looking trees to be with me.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

But then I got to the last photo and I kind of forgot that Stud looked like he’d been left in the dryer too long.  All I could see were the words “It’s different when you are in love ♥” and I knew exactly what he meant.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Thank you Stud for giving me a surprise that made me smile until my cheeks hurt.  (and thank you to our blog readers for putting up with todays sappy post)

Props Used:

Pic 1:sign/Ladder /Letters/Pose

Pic 2: Tree/Letters/Pose

Pic 3: frame and vase/Pose

What Stud is Wearing:
Hair: -Entente- Le Soliel Hat & Hair – Brown – Dark Brown
Glasses: -Entente- Bliblio Glasses
Cardigan: [Pumpkin]The cardigan
Jeans: Speakeasy :: Dirty Skinny
Socks: SARTORIA Black socks
Shoes: [380] Voyager – Black

Zombie Huntress

Somehow I got hooked on a TV show called The Walking Dead. I’m not really sure how or why it happened because it really isn’t the “type” of program I would be interested in.  However I’m completely hooked and totally psyched that the second half of the third season will begin on February 10th.  Stud and I were inspired to do this blog by our shared love of Zombies – sick eh?  lol

Katie is looking really badass in this post packing a huge zombie hunting gun!  Watch out Zombies – even if your name is Stud.  I’m shooting to kill!!!

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

….and one last bullet to the head just to be sure.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

I’m unstoppable now!

What Katie is Wearing: Tattoo: .Pekka. Dirty Muddy Light 6
Tattoo: :: Wretch :: Scratch Tattoo Cuts Right + Blood
Lips: ~Hush Lipstick~ Juicy Pink 503
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Sapphire Night, w1)
Liner: cheLLe – (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full)
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me
Rings: EarthStones Eternity Bridal Set – Platinum
Dress: Happy Undead – Tube Dress (none of the 5 alphas provided for this dress worked for me so we created our own)
Boots: MIEL TIMBER BOOT NATURAL
Hair: [LeLutka]-DAISY hair – Overcooked
Gun: Mesh DPistol Full Perm
What Stud is Wearing:ARM- Mr Zombie Cop! (1)
Katie’s poses – Frozen – Pistol Pose Pack
Stud’s Poses
Pic 1: Mindshift – zombie 9
Pic 2: Bounce this poses – Walker
Pic 3: Mindshift – zombie 7
Photo Shoot Location – follow the link.  It’s a really cool RP SIM already set up to look like the Zombie Apocalypse is already underway.  Really cool place for photos.
A special thanks to my photographer Stud for making all my Zombie dreams a reality.  🙂

Waiting

I hate waiting.  Stud knows I hate waiting.  We had this wonderful date night planned – dinner at this new Italian place down by the sea.  In my head I knew I would end up waiting for him but I was hopeful.  Afterall he had promised to be on time.  I thought to myself, maybe this time he will be on time.  As much as I hate to admit it, sometimes even I’m wrong.  🙂

It was a beautiful day so I drove my Jeep down to the water just a little bit earlier than our planned meeting time.  I thought it would be nice to catch some rays.  Sitting outside, soaking up the sun I felt a sense of calm.  It really was quite beautiful and serene.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

What I didn’t know was at that very moment Stud was stranded at the Eggo Station trying hard to get his scooter back on the road.  I would have to say that a mechanical breakdown constitutes a valid reason for being late however a phone call or a text is always nice.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Ok …ok …he did send me a text but only after I had been waiting over an hour.  Maybe he could have sent the text before he spent all that time tinkering with his scooter.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

His text said that his scooter broke down and that he was starting to walk.  He would be a little while yet but would get there as soon as he could.  The message was signed with a happy face.  Grrrr!  What did this translate to for me???  Of course more waiting!!

By now my hair had started frizzing from the sun, my feet were tired and sore from being pinched into my new heels and although I couldn’t see, I was pretty sure my makeup was smeared from the angry tears that were forming in the corner of my eyes.  I was hot and cranky and less than pleased.  Why?? Why??? Why does he always do this to me!!!

Of course, when he finally arrived he held out his arms and looked at me with those big brown puppy dog eyes.  I pushed him away and started to complain but I knew my attempt to keep my angry face was futile.  I tried not to look up at his face but when I did I saw his big smile and I just knew I couldn’t stay mad.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

I turned and tried to walk away but I felt his arms wrap around me and pull me close. How could I resist???  He said how sorry he was and promised that next time he wouldn’t be late.  I rolled my eyes because I’d heard it all before.  But why stay mad…. especially when there was a nice bottle of wine and some yummy Italian food waiting for us just around the corner.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

I squeezed him tight and pulled him close and whispered in his ear “Next time, I’m going make you wait for me.”  😛

What Katie is Wearing:
Eye Makeup: -Errant- Rani Eye Makeup 10
Lips: -Errant- Flower Lipstick 5
Liner: cheLLe – (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full)
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me
Eyes: Mayfly – Liquid Light Eyes (Sapphire Night, w1)
Jeans: Black Jeans LQM (Highheels) – REDGRAVE
Rings: EarthStones Eternity Bridal Set – Platinum
Bracelet: GeWunjo : Caesy bracelet silver
Earrings: GeWunjo : Caesy silver Earrings
Necklace: GeWunjo : Caesy silver Necklace
Shirt: Maitreya Mignon Top * Turquoise
Shoes: [Cliche] Siesta (blue
What Stud is Wearing:
Hair: -Entente- Hairbase – Brown – Dark Brown / [Atro Patena] – Smith_Brown
Beard: -Entente- Facial Hair A – Beard Deux – Brown – Brows
Jacket: [M] Male Slim jacket- Bone
Pants: Low Rise Mesh Skinny Jeans – Classic
Shoes: GizzA – Sports Shoes – Mesh [White]
Bag: BOTHER.Hermes Baggage [Grey]
Scooter: PREFABRICA Zoomer SGP50 – v1.0 (free on marketplace)
Poses:
Picture 1: Katie – D.Luxx – Situations 03
Picture 2: Stud – ( fixing bike ) scooter animations
Picture 3: Stud – Hipose – Mobile – Swag
Picture 4: Katie – Adorkable Poses:  Cell Phone 1
Picture 5: Katie – *Ravi* Stand Talk to the hand/Stud – Stakey – Lost – 05
Picture 6: couples pose – [..::CuCa Designs::..] Whispers Pose

Flying Lessons Studly?

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

You know the movie Planes Trains and Automobiles?  I kind of get the feeling that’s what Studs SL is like when I’m not around.  I think he just lives more dangerously when I’m not there.  He jumped off his boat to explore earlier today, only to discover this drunk old guy. He walked right up to him and had this long drawn out conversation which was designed only to confuse the poor old man.  When he figured out Stud was up to no good he shooed him off ‘his’ dock.  Whether or not it was actually HIS dock, I’ll never actually know but from Studs account on things this old drunk dude was one mean and scary guy.  He sent Stud off and running and when I say running – he actually ran in the wrong direction, leaving his boat in the mist.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

LOL He ran himself into a bit of a dead-end.  Well not exactly but he did look a bit scared clutching to the wing of this plane.  Flying lessons Studly?  hahaha

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Beard: *Trailerstar* Goatee Dark
Hair: Trailerstar* Stubble Head 75%
Tattoo: Letis :: Unicorn Sleeves :: 75% :: H12008
Boots: -Entente – Soldat Boots – L
Pants: ..::: JuSt CoOl :::..Leon Hot Pants Dark XS
Sweater: knitted cardigan w/zipper GREYSCALE (S)
Hat: [K-Ace] Mesh Ushanka V1.1
Poses:
Pic 1: D.Luxx – structured – 01
Pic 2: D.Luxx – Timeless – Male 02
Pic 3: sspmalemodel6

Stuck

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

It all started out as a quiet calm winters eve.  We bundled up and set out for a walk.  It was really quite nice.  We were holding hands and strolling though the snow.  Every once in a while we would snuggle up to each other for a quick kiss or a squeeze.  Walking and talking while enjoying the crisp cool air.

I’m not really sure how to explain what happened next.  LOL  Stud decided to make out with the lamp-post???????

Uhhhhhh Stud???  What happened?  Are you stuck???  Babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??

tounge stuck 11

Photo: Stud Brucato

Well after analyzing the situation I couldn’t hold back.  I found myself in a fit of laughter.  I know…I know.  It’s mean but I just couldn’t stop.  The more I tried to stop the harder I laughed.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Okay okay!  I know I’m mean.  I laughed hard but I also cheered hard when he broke free.

To make it all better I gave him a teddy bear and kissed it better.

Please Note: No Stud’s were injured in the making of this blog.

What Stud is Wearing:
Hair: Entente- David Hair & Beanie – Brown – Dark Brown
Beard: Entente- Facial Hair A – Beard Deux – Brown – Brows
Jacket: Entente- Gaston Jacket & Hoodie – Homme
Jeans: !HC! Mens Mesh Jeans Black M
Boots: Entente – Soldat Boots
What Katie is Wearing: Boots:*GF*[Mesh] Fur Cuff Boots “Sasha” -pink-(rigged)
Coat: *GF*[Mesh] Winter Coat “Natalie” -ivory
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Clementine Hair – Rye
Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me
Lips: Pink Acid Diva Lip Gloss – Pink – Small
Liner: [LeLutka]-Liquid Liner/AST/BLACK
Poses:
Picture 1: D.Luxx Poses – Timeless – Male/Katie – GLITTERATI – Morning coffee
Picture 2: Stud -Bounce This Poses Street Lamp/Katie : Stay.fly (pose) Uh, what ?
Picture 3: Stud- Bounce This Poses Street Lamp /Katie – Muffin Mayhem Poses [Too Cute xox]
Picture 4: Stud – [E3D] Diorama – Falling Back/Katie-Gone Shopping

Who Stole the Cookie from the Cookie Jar?

Stud and I spent today exploring around SL which was fun.  Sometimes we forget to leave our land.  We found this really nice SIM called Zoo Town.  It’s set up for RP with all the amenities that you would find in a nice quaint town. Since we don’t RP we just toured around and checked the place out.  We came across this really cool little café – Somewhere Else Café and Lounge.  It looked very inviting and I was feeling a little bit hungry so Stud and I decided to check it out.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

When we got inside the place smelled divine  – cakes and pies and sweets lined the glass countertops.  So I looked at Stud and asked, “Hey my sweetie, buy me a sweet?” He smiled and reached to his pocket to grab his wallet….then the other pocket…his jacket pockets.  That’s when he told me he forgot his wallet.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Great!  We were surrounded by all these wonderful smells and my tummy was rumbling sooooo much.  This was complete and utter torture.  I looked around.  To the left….to the right….no one in sight. I slid my hand down to the glass counter and found the roundest, chocolate chippiest cookie there was.  I slid it into my hand and was just about to take a big bite…..

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

…when the owner showed up.  Yep!  That’s right.  I thought I was going to end up in the Zoo Town Jail but instead she was really friendly and chatted with Stud and I for a bit.  Who knew?  Apparently all the cookies and treats are free at Somewhere.  🙂  There is a tip jar (as you can see in the pic lol) and so we did leave a tip since we had such a fun time being Somewhere.

To end our delightful day we sat out on the patio for a while watching the water and soaking up some much needed sun.

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

It was another wonderful day.

What Katie is Wearing:

Lips: -Errant- Flower Lipstick 5

Liner: cheLLe – (eyeliner) Eyeliner Basics (Full)

Eyeshadow: -Errant- Rani Eye Makeup 5

Lashes: [LeLutka]-2011 lashes/natur/touch me

Eyes: ALADYeyesblue

Ring: EarthStones Eternity Bridal Set – Platinum

Jacket: *COCO*_SlimDenimJacket(Midnight-White)

Skirt: not so bad . EMA skirt . xxs . blue

Boots:MIEL TROUPE SHOE NATURAL

Hair: >TRUTH< Devina – clove (browns pack)

 

What Stud is Wearing:

Letis Tattoo: : Obsidian :: 50% :: MM12011 <jaket>

Hairbase: *Trailerstar* Stubble Head 75%

Beard: *Valiant & Sacred* 2.0 Beard V7 – Light

Hat: *ARGRACE* Military Cap – only cap

Jacket: _007Jacket_M_S_Blue

Pants: not so bad . CURTIS sweatpants . xs . cream

Boots: Survivor-Boots Cotton  -Camel-  *REDGRAVE*

Photo: Stud Brucato

Photo: Stud Brucato

Poses:

Picture 3:Click Poses and Props –  Shh…Cookie

Picture 5: Stud- Pose Maniacs – Igor pack/Katie- Purple Poses – Wall