Measure Twice; Cut Once

He tossed his goggles back up on his work bench, and leaned his hands against his table saw, hanging his head between his shoulders.  It was the last cut he would make for the day, as the sun was setting and he soon wouldn’t be able to see what he was working on.

“Measure twice, cut once, Hugo,” he said to his dog.  Hugo was laying down in the remaining sunlight and barely raised an eyebrow or ear acknowledging him.  Picking up the pieces of wood, he hoisted them over his shoulder and whistled for Hugo to sit up and follow.

As he walked to the site where the concrete would be poured, he couldn’t help but think about that saying again.  He had been teased for being called Mr. Cautious before, and chuckled at that.  It never hurt to make sure you knew what you wanted to do before doing it though.

<K&S> ~Chipi~ pose 1

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Better Days
Glasses: Fleebish! Reading Glasses Tape
Tattoo: .Facade. Gojun – Fresh @ Men Only Hunt (through April)
Pants: Egoisme Milano EXMACHINA JEANS

Fiasco – Woodshop Table Saw RARE @ The Gacha Guardians
Fiasco – Woodshop Staining Stool @ The Gacha Guardians
Fiasco – Woodshop Lumber Shelf @ The Gacha Guardians
Fiasco – Woodshop Tools @ The Gacha Guardians
Fiasco – Woodshop Measure Sign Gift @ The Gacha Guardians
Fiasco – Woodshop Cabinet @ The Gacha Guardians
Garbaggio // Rolling Tool Box – Red (old gacha)
Savage Stack of Lumber
Consignment [Con.] The Garage Collection – Garage RARE (old gacha)

Tunnel Vision

Now that I know the truth, what am I suppose to do?
Changing up and breaking all my rules ever since we met
I’m so gone, I’m so gone, I’m so gone

Streaming: – Tunnel Vision by Justin Timberlake –

Signature Pose – Captivated @ Love Interrupted by Depraved Nation until Feb. 27

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Vindicated
Glasses: [Steinwerk] – Alphabeat glasses
Rings: Kunst Allegiant and Magnus Rings
Facial Piercings: RealEvil Industries Rebel Face Piercings
Shirt: Egoisme Milano – EXMACHINA DOKTOR JACKET – Coal
Pants: Egoisme Milano – F.A.T Slim Fit Jeans Grey

RYANNA is wearing:
(Click here to check out her great blog!)
Dress: Storybook  – The Bomb
Earring – from *AvaWay* LOUISE_Pearl Set_White
Bracelet: [MANDALA]  Pearl Rain  Bracelet/White

[Bad Unicorn] 01 Hype-Beast Backdrop RARE

Quick Break


The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.
– Anonymous –

<K&S> ~Leonard~ Pose 13

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Vindicated
Glasses: [Steinwerk] – Alphabeat glasses
Top: EGOISME Milano Jimmy Pullover (black)
Bottom: Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal trousers -black
Shoes: Lapointe & BastChild Designs L&B “Dress Shoe” Wingtip
Bag: [Deadwool] Shawn working bag – black

{anc} NO LIMITS // flock of doves [caviar-black] (old gacha)
{anc} NO LIMITS // flock of doves [caviar-black] (old gacha)
{anc} NO LIMITS // flock of doves [caviar-black] (old gacha)

Oh, I’m Resolute


Leaning against the counter she looked at him and grinned.  “You know what I will ask you.”

Glancing back at the clock, and being the smartass he was, “I still have thirty-two minutes to be a better person than I was a year ago.”

She chuckled and shook her head.  “Mhmm… And what about the new year.  What will be your resolution for it?”

Setting his glass  of champagne down on the counter, he pushed up off of his spot and stepped closer to her.  His hands went to her thighs and forced her against the counter more.  He was looking in her eyes, holding her gaze as he pushed his hand up, raising her skirt some. Pressing himself against her, he gently laid his forehead to hers, and spoke low and intentional.  “My new year’s resolution is to do you more and do me less.”

Erin’s Meow Productions – At the Bar

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Vindicated
Sweater: Egoisme – Turtle Sweater – Cream
Pants: [Deadwool] Peak suit (wool) – trousers – L. grey

RYANNA is wearing:
(Click here to check out her blog: Trappings of a SecondLife)
Dress: Egoisme – Electra (hud controlled FATPACK)
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Jasmine Mesh Hair – Chocolate
Necklace: Empyrean Forge: Circadian Necklace
Shoes: #EMPIRE – Azalea

CHEZ MOI Industrial Kitchen
Howl – wall mounts wine rack 2 & 3
Cozy Essentials {CE} Gear Clock
{anc} MoonLightLounge. champagne 1Li
[ keke ] champagne bublissimo truffles
Apt B // Farm Living Ladder
[ zerkalo ] Dreamers corner – Ladder

When It Comes Down To It. . .


The holidays are here!  Time to give and receive gifts!!  Wait… What?

You know it’s true though.  It’s not even a bad thing, but… What are you giving?  I’m not going to lie.  I do love gifts. *grins!*  BUT – as lovely as the unwrapped tangible item may be, what really means the most to me is that someone spent time to think about me and select something specifically.

Time… I think it comes down to time.  It’s the most expensive gift you can give someone. You can’t purchase more.  You can’t get a refund.  It can come in the form of a prayer or good thought sent out for you.  Physically spending time with you.
Listening to you.  Even putting thought into a gift for you to unwrap.

Time is precious my friends.  Waste it wisely.

Happy holidays to you and yours!!

“We have so much time and so little to do.  Strike that, reverse it.” – Roald Dahl –


Photo 1 Ryanna: BAXE Poses Casual Chic Female8
Photo 1 Broderick: Q Poses The Blues (store relocating inworld)
Photo 2: RK Poses Daydreaming

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Better Days
Shirt: A&D Shirt ~Sam~ for SLINK
Pants: REDGRAVE Navy Jeans LQM – ClassicCut
Socks: [Deadwool] Dandy socks (gift)

RYANNA is wearing: Click here to check out her blog!
Hair: Truth Ami
Outfit: Egoisme Elisa Sweater & Pants
Boots: ISON girl panic boots (black)

CHEZ MOI Xmas Potted Bushes (gacha)
CHEZ MOI Please Snuggle Box (gacha)
CHEZ MOI Cozy Christmas Rug MultiPoses
CHEZ MOI Cozy Christmas Tree w Songs
Noble Creations [NC] – Wild Rug (Beige)
JIAN Kitten Scratching Post
JIAN :: Fox
[ zerkalo ] Letters – Wall

Not Today


He was sitting in a comfortable wing-back at the Calendar Club, puffing on a fat Cuban cigar.  He didn’t own the place, but… He owned the place.  If you were looking at him, and didn’t see the other man lean down to whisper something in his ear, you would have never known he even received any news.  Certainly not any news needing his immediate attention.

Folding the newspaper he was reading and casually leaning forward to put out his cigar, he stood up, brushing his suit straight.  He turned on his heel and flipped his Bogart style hat in his hand from off the back of his chair, before situating it on his head.  Giving a nod, no words, to his fellas, he strode towards the exit of the club.

Once outside, he popped the trunk on his La Salle, picked up his Tommy, and headed to his Deusenberg. Looking up at the blue skies as he got into the car, he thought about how he had been waiting for this opportunity for a while now.  He knew they wanted him.  His business.  His success.  Not their own, but his.

Pushing the car into drive, and speaking to the men already in his car, “Not today fellas.  Not today.”

BAXE Poses Shoes Editorial Male 3 @ Designer Showcase until Oct. 31

BRODERICK is wearing:
Suit: Egoisme ESSENTIAL – Modus Vivendi
Hat: [Deadwool] Fedora hat – black
Gun: <F-F> Tommygun

Calendar Club – 1920s, 30s and 40s Themed Art Deco Night Club

Then She Showed Up


He had prepared things.  Made plans.  They took time.  Effort.
Then she showed up.
Nothing else mattered.

NRage Studio {NR} Embrace for XMas ’15

BRODERICK is wearing:
Suit: Egoisme ESSENTIAL – Modus Vivendi
Hair: *Drot* -FRANKIE- ::WEAR ME:: @ Men Only Monthly Oct/Nov 

RYANNA is wearing:
Dress: [Kenny Rolands] KIRA Top&Skirt BLCK @ TRES CHIC { Until Nov. 10 }
Hair: little bones. Feline
Jewelry: Lazuri Classic Pearls

Fancy Decor: Simple Wall Panel
{Why Not ?} Rennie Dining Table White Ash
{ Why Not ?} Kite Floor Lamp White / White
{Why Not ?} Rennie Sideboard White Ash
{Why Not ?} Rennie Sideboard White Ash
{Why Not ?} Oriental Plate Cabinet Blue White Ash

Finding a Place to Get Lost


Nothing beats being relaxed and feeling stress-free.  Sometimes, you have to be intentional about it, whether you do it alone or with your significant other.
Or, perhaps you just want to bring along someone because they’re a brat and you’re a glutton for punishment…. and they’re pretty.  *grins*


“Loving you is my favorite adventure.”


Photo 1: Lushish Pose – Bike Kiss
Photo 2 : Q Poses Carry me – Exclusive @ Cosmopolitan until Oct. 8
Photo 3: Animation in Chez Moi Wooden Windmill @ Sanarae until Oct. 18

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile:: High and Dry
Top: Egoisme F.A.T Cardigan Knit Jacket Blue
Bottom: Egoisme F.A.T Slim Fit Jeans Grey
Belt: Egoisme F.A.T Black Belt for Slim Fit Jeans
Shoes: INVICTUS – Sneaker Black @ Men Only Monthly until Oct. 15

RYANNA is wearing: (Click here for her amazing blog, Trappings of a SecondLife!)
Shirt: AdoreZ – Mandy Top @ ReVamped { Until Oct. 20 }
Pants: neve  pant – donna denim
Hair: /Wasabi Pills/   Thyra

Chez Moi Wooden Windmill @ Sanarae until Oct. 18
{Why Not?} Oban Bicycle Garden Decor Set-Yellow
PPK Bakery Market stall
dust bunny . fresh fruit stand . full set
MYRRINE Autumn Harvest – boxes of pumpkins