Before He Cheats

EXPLORING SECOND LIFE


“Cheating is never an unintentional mistake. It's always a conscious choice.”
― Garima Soni - words world




Hello Beautiful Second Life!
Please forgive me for I am about to show you a whole bunch of pictures with my face plastered in most of them.
But in my defense, this is another great way of showing a beautiful location and the 
great outfit I am wearing from one of my blog sponsors, :: pm :: Brooke Outfit. What I love about
this outfit is that you can style it in many different ways, casual, biker chic, cowgirl, etc.
Of course, I opted for the cowgirl style since Texan blood runs through my veins, where we wear
the kicker hats and boots and where everything is bigger as they say...
EVERYTHING IS BIGGER IN TEXAS
except for me of course, I come in mini-fun size. ;)

02 Mutresse - Hiding - Red Pandas

But Doherty Lori, we are not in Kansas Texas anymore.
We sure are not y'all. :P

Sim Description
Experience peace at The Nature Collective's Moorcroft Forest Trail. Explore on foot or horseback
and discover insights into rich flora and fauna amid the serene landscape,
where each step is a journey into the quiet beauty of the natural world.


I actually have visited this great sim and its surroundings before on different occasions,
but have blogged only once, one of the main spots in the past, Here.
Today, I spent a good two hours exploring the area and learning so many interesting nature
facts along the way, for example;

Random Bee Facts:
Flowers use all kinds of methods to attract bees, such as brightly colored petals and scents.
The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
Bees pollinate approximately 130 agricultural crops in the US including fruit, fiber, nut,
and vegetable crops.
One of the largest threats to bees is a lack of safe habitats where they can build homes
and find a variety of food sources.
Honeybees also have the ability to recognize individual human faces.
If bees disappeared there would be no more pollination and humankind would only have 
four more years of life left.


While I was exploring I kept checking to see if I could find someone there to chat with and take
their picture, since y'all already know how much I love to include other people in my blog posts.
Unfortunately, people kept coming and leaving right away, so I really never had a chance to 
say hello, maybe next time, fingers crossed. ;)


Before I leave I would like to share a real-life cheating moment that happened to me with the first
boyfriend I had. He and I at the time loved dressing in Western clothes, you know, the hats, boots,
jeans, big buckle belts, etc., AND we loved our Friday night high school football games.
We wouldn't miss a game, even when our team had to play in other cities.
Anyway, it was going to be his birthday and I bought him a pair of western boots that
he liked. All my 400+ dollar savings went into his boots. However, he would never wear them
and I kept asking him why, to which he would always say he was saving them for a special occasion.
Time passed and football season began, and again, we began attending every game but then he started
canceling on me, due to having to work Friday nights, so he said. So I lost interest in going to the
games. But then on the last game of the season, I decided to go with some friends. When the game was
over and as we were going down the bleachers I bumped into him, he was with a girl, holding hands.
It turned out that he had started dating her too and he had been going to the games with her.
I was in tears not really knowing what to say or do. But then I noticed that he was wearing the
boots I had gifted him, that is when all hell broke loose. I really don't know how, but mini-me
reached all the way up to this giant's cheek and gave him a good slap as I screamed at him
"So this is the special occasion you were waiting for?!" and then I took off running heartbroken.
He ran after me, the girl ran after him, and my friends were not far behind. Once by the car, he
kept begging me to forgive him, but I was in tears, and so was his other girlfriend.
Before leaving, my friends literally took the boots off him which I really didn't care for.
I ended up giving them to one of my brothers after they had been sitting in my closet,
collecting dust for almost a year. My ex continued to try to convince me to take him back
for some time, but I couldn't. I couldn't forgive him. The trust and respect were gone.

Remember, CHEATING IS A CHOICE, NOT A MISTAKE!


Thanks For Reading!
Much love,
Lori Novo

Credits On Me
Wasabi // Oakley Hair - Redheads ● ERSCH - Volla Gacha Earrings Bull ● KUNGLERS Loretta Rings
[Melatonine] "Sunkissed" Blush ● [Onyx] My story Tattoo - Butterfly ● :: pm :: Brooke Outfit (Details)
Baiastice_Kimi Boots

Keep Counting

 OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER


Tonight, he was waiting for me at my Linden home.
I am sure he did it so I wouldn't see my little Mr. Beast on the couch and start crying again...

Lori Novo: what u doing baby?
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): taking a pic of my gorgeous milkyway (I am his Milkyway!)
Lori Novo: :)



Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): i was gonna burgle this place but then i remembered its yours!
Lori Novo: :P
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): you a cowgirl tonight?
Lori Novo: mhm ;)
Lori Novo: boots and hat in bed ;)
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): damn love it
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): mmm so lovely you are
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): you got all those birthmarks to count
Lori Novo: yes ;))
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 11
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 12 13
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 14 15
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 16
Lori Novo: omggg babyyy it tickles
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 17
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 24
Lori Novo: you gonna have to keep counting all night baby
Lori Novo: they are everywhere ;)
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): mhm 25
Lori Novo: mmm you taking ur time
Lori Novo: I like that
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 28
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 29
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 30
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 33
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): chuckles
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): 36
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): three more on your belly there
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): hehe...

I'm So Sad :(

 PERSONAL UPDATE


Earlier today...
I was spending some time with my kitty Mr. Beast.


I was giving him tons of love and cuddles, he was loving it.


We were happy having a beautiful time together.
Suddenly I crashed...


and on my return my Mr. Beast was unresponsive...
I tried everything, but nothing worked.


Only three words were left behind...
Copy - Delete Me
Had him for over 10 years. I am so sad!

Mary Aries

THE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN OF SECOND LIFE


“The heart is like a woman, and the head is like a man,
and although man is the head of woman, woman is the heart of man,
and she turns man's head because she turns his heart.”
― Peter Kreeft




Hello Beautiful World!
Please meet beautiful Mary Aries  (marilisa91), our new beautiful lady for

L'amore da una parte sola non basta.
Non si regala l'anima a chi non è disposto a regalare la sua. L'amore è un dialogo, non un monologo.
-Oriana Fa
From Mary Aries' Profile

Now, let me translate that for you... "Love on one side alone is not enough.
You don't give away your soul to someone who isn't willing to give away theirs. Love is a dialogue, not
a monologue." Indeed, it takes two to create something beautiful in any type of relationship.
I met Mary at the Tres Chic Event the other night. When I first saw her coming my
way what caught my attention to her was her hair (WINGS-EF0208) which I also have, but I thought it
looked 100 times better on her than it does on me. As she came closer, I realized that she was a real
beauty and it was her beauty that was making the hair look so spectacular. Her facial beauty was
perfection, not to mention her impeccable fashion style that combined elegance with sensuality,
letting the beauty of her curves show without giving too much away. Her makeup was also at point,
not too heavily done which gave her a soft look. I did love very much the boldness
in her lip color choice, a shade of fuchsia that totally and beautifully contrasted with the rest of her look.
Now, that is a great way of making a beauty statement and owning it with pride.

“There's power in the words that come out of your mouth.
Now imagine those words coming out of your fuchsia lipsticked mouth.
They have even more power.”
― Lebo Grand

Physical beauty is not the only attribute our beautiful Italian friend Mary has that makes her an
exceptional woman. Mary is a fantastic Second Life fashion blogger and photographer.
Her Blog HERE, Her new Flickr HERE, and her old Flickr account HERE.

Pics By Mary

Mary is also partnered with Mr. Xed Aries (xed.aries), and from what I can tell, their love is a beautiful
love that has endured many years. They could very well go in my Beautiful Loves section.
She also has a YouTube channel where she shares the great videos she makes with Xed or when she
goes out exploring our beautiful Second Life. Here's an example of one of her videos, Enjoy!


As you can see, she is absolutely the whole package, talent, beauty, and charisma.
A true inspiration for how to embark on various journeys in second life and enjoying every aspect
of them, while doing one thing or another, or in her case, doing it all!
If you would like to learn more about our new friend Mrs. Mary Aries, you can also check out her

Thanks For Reading.
Have a great one my beautiful people.
Over & Out!

Much love,
Lori Novo



Some Of The Credits On Her 
[SHOES] Legacy (f) Stiletto Pointe (Tan Latex)
//LEX// - miHD ears - (F) [lel]
WINGS-EF0208-HAIR 
ZAHRA-wrist scrunchies
~Nerido~ String (Legacy)
LIVIA::Amore Rings - Righ 
[BODY] Legacy (f) (1.6)
~~YsoraL~~.:Luxe Belly Piercing Felina :.(Legacy)
"Off-Line" x "Pandora" Bra / Cantaloupe / Legacy
~~ Ysoral ~~  .:  Luxe Wedding Ring Leana:.(Reborn)
"Off-Line" x "Pandora" Dress / Cantaloupe / Legacy
#UNIVERSA - Brownie Mashupp Bento Set - Legacy
RAWR! Surge HUMAN FEMALE EvoX Earrings
Bauhaus - Necklace / Legacy - Birthday Gift

My Gacha Store "The 25L Deals"


Just a quick reminder that my gacha shop
located at Corrupted Gacha Yardsale (Moderate) is still open.
I have decided to price all commons at 25 Lindens a piece from now on
and often restocking with new items.

The Hills Are Alive

OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER


Tonight it was quiz night.
I asked my Steppenwolf a question that I saw today being asked to men and thought
I would try it and see how my man would answer it...

"If you were offered a million dollars to kiss the most beautiful woman
in the world, would you do it?"

And yes, there is a wrong and a right way to answer this question.
You can read his answer at the bottom of this post. ;)
But first, our beautiful night started dancing in each other's arms to the sound of music...




The hills are alive
with the sound of music
With songs they have sung
for a thousand years

The hills fill my heart
with the sound of music
My heart wants to sing
every song it hears

My heart wants to beat like
the wings of the birds that
rise from the lake.. to the trees
My heart wants to sigh like the chime
that flies from a church on a breeze

To laugh like a brook as it trips
and falls over stones.. on its way
To sing through the night
like a lark who is learning to prey


I go to the hills when
my heart is lonely
I know I will hear
what I've heard before
My heart will be blessed
with the sound of music
And I'll sing once more.

My heart wants to beat like
the wings of the birds that
rise from the lake.. to the trees

My heart wants to sigh like the chime
that flies from a church on a breeze


To laugh like a brook as it trips
and falls over stones.. on its way
To sing through the night like
a lark who is learning to prey

I go to the hills when
my heart is lonely
I know I will hear
what I've heard before
My heart will be blessed
with the sound of music
And I'll sing once more.


And finally, his answer was...

Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): why wouldnt i do that?
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): then id give you half at least
WHAT?!!
Lori Novo: omgggg wrong answer
Lori Novo: the right answer is you already kissed the most beautiful girl
Lori Novo: me
Lori Novo: omg
Lori Novo: I really thought u would get it right
Kicking your butt now, grrrrr. 
COME BACK, DON'T RUN AWAY!!!
STEPPENWOLF COME BACK HERE!!! >:(

He did say he would give me at least half of the one million.
Obviously, I will need it for major plastic surgery if I want to be the most beautiful girl for him.
Too bad he is stuck with this ugly duckling forever. 

Our Location:  Hypnotic Romance (Moderate)

You See The Smile That's On My Mouth?

MONDAY MORNING


Hello Beautiful Second Life!
And a very happy Monday to all.
Thought I start the week with one of my favorite songs with one of my favorite singers,
Brandi Carlile, in an amazing live performance.
By the way, I have a HUGE crush on this beautiful lady.
Don't worry baby (Steppenwolf), it's just an innocent HUGE crush. ;)



All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
But these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true... I was made for you

I climbed across the mountain tops
Swam all across the ocean-blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But baby I broke them all for you
Oh, because even when I was flat-broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do and I was made for you

You see the smile that's on my mouth
It's hiding the words that don't come out
And all of my friends who think that I'm blessed
They don't know my head is a mess
No, they don't know who I really am
And they don't know what I've been through like you do
And I was made for you

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I've been
And how I got to where I am
Oh but these stories don't mean anything
When you've got no one to tell them to
It's true... I was made for you

Oh yeah well it's true... that I was made for you


Redhead In A Red Dress

 OUR MOMENTS TOGETHER


Be crazy and wild. Enjoy every moment to the fullest.
Enjoy life and love and don't waste any time. Live each day like it's the last.




Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): redhead in a red dress
Lori Novo: :P
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): thats allot of hotness
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): i cant stand it
Lori Novo: lol babyyy
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): hehe
Lori Novo: jump in the pool baby
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): only with you too
Lori Novo: muahhhhhhh
[I ran to the pool and just jumped in]
Steppenwolf (steppen.crescendo): with all my clothes on?
Lori Novo: yess babyyyy just jump in!
SPLASH!!!
Lori Novo: muahhhh...

Location: Our Home

Bummer Hooray!

EXPLORING SECOND LIFE


What a rollercoaster of disappointments and thrills, I tell you!
I woke up super excited and ready to explore the Noah's Ark sim and guess what I found
when I arrived? Como'n Guess? I found... NOTHING! Everything was gone. :(
All the beautiful animals and the ark and the hills and the grass, and the sand, and the...
You get the idea. I even took a long time putting together a good outfit to go perfectly with the 
biblical theme but I was too late. Noah had already packed all his animals back into the ark
and sailed to Hawaii for a change of scenery. :P

So what to do when disappointing surprises rain on my parade?
Well, change gears and go for option two of course. I'll be damn if I let disappointment
stop me from having fun exploring because nothing can stop us me now!



I confess, I really didn't have an option two since never in a million years I would have thought
that Noah would suddenly pack ark and sail away into the sunset with all his beautiful animals.
So I had to come up with option two quickly before I would start getting lazy and end up
getting back into my pajamas and going back to sleep. So I decided to search Second Life's 
destinations and VIOLA!!! and there it was staring me straight into my eyes and whispering
"Come to me Loriiiii"
So I immediately removed my holy-looking outfit and put together an outfit that went perfectly
with the new sim I was now excited to explore.


Welcome!
This is Colourado (Moderate)


by Cica Ghost

“...inside every old person is a young person wondering what happened.”
― Terry Pratchett


As soon as I saw Cica's new Sim in the search I knew I had to match the colors of the land because
I like blending in with the animals and monsters Cica usually uses because they are always sooo
cuteeee! ;) I dyed my hair yellow, no, not blonde but literally yellow, and armed myself with heavy
boots, a monster fur hat, and even a green booger to complete the look. And I ran as fast as I could to
Colourado before Cica would pack up all her animals and raisins and leave just like Noah did.
Thankfully, the land wasn't empty and from what I heard, it will remain this way for another two weeks.

Lori Novo: Hi Cica, when does your current sim "Colouado" end?
Cica Ghost: hi
Cica Ghost: i don't know
Cica Ghost: why do you ask?

LOL, she's funny.
"Ummm... because
Ummm, I want to know
because... ummm I am weird and nosy."

Cica Ghost: hm, probably 2 more weeks
Lori Novo: ah, wonderful! tysm :)
Cica Ghost: ok :)


Raisins? Where?


The California Raisins - I Heard it Through the Grapevine
(Live Performance!)

NO NO, not the California raisins. I am referring to Cica's raisins.


There were raisins everywhere. Lazy raisins, romantic raisins, daydreaming, dancing,
heck, there were raisins even in the rice pudding. :P


This new sim by Cica Ghost is just as wonderful and fun as all of her other ones...

etc.

And while for this Sim, the name Colourado almost sounds like colorado, which is "color red" in
Spanish, I absolutely loved the combination of yellows, greens, and purples which are the ideal
colors for Mardi Gras, not to forget a bit of blues, here and there.


One of my favorite things in every Cica's sims that I always mention is the beautiful,
very expressive eyes on all of her creatures. They are really captivating and sweet. I love looking into
their eyes and dreaming of rice pudding loaded with tons of raisins, yum yum yum! :P
Anyway, I might have missed Noah's animals but I still got to see Cica's cuties who were very
welcoming as always.

This is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.
Much love,
Lori Novo

Hey Cica, I have another question for youuuuu!! :P

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