Posted: October 22, 2018 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Relationships | Tags: BDSM, Breakfast, coffee, D/s, dievca, Dominance and submission, eggs, Life, Master, shrek, submissive
Don’t you just HATE people who are Happy in the Morning?
dievca needs 30 minutes and cup of coffee.
Thank goodness, Master just needs coffee, too.
(or it could be bad…really bad)
Posted: October 21, 2018 Filed under: Body Type, Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, BDSM, D/s, dievca, exercise, Fetish, Footwear, Humor, retro, submissive, Undergarments
Always trying to look like a Lady.
dievca is considering her workout in heels~
she did tell her trainer that her quads held up well in 3.5 inches heels
and that she plans to wear heels for the next 3 decades…
You always need a goal!
Posted: October 15, 2018 Filed under: D/s Relationship, Entertainment, Home and Garden | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, BDSM, coffee, D/s, dievca, Dominant, Friends, Life, Love, Master, Monday, NYC, sharing, Submission, submissive
Sharing with a Friend.
(Or making one for your Master or Mistress.)
Photos: dievca NYC Chelsea Market 10/2018
Posted: October 12, 2018 Filed under: Analysis, Entertainment | Tags: 7 Learning Styles, BDSM, D/s, Dave Grohl, dievca, education, learning, Life, Master, music, Nirvana, submissive, Tori Amos
…but something fine comes along. It’s different, however, it’s still fabulous.
Mind you, dievca’s favorite Nirvana band member is Dave Grohl.
She ran into this interview after watching the previous video: Dave Grohl’s Mom, Virginia, Talks About Raising A Rockstar Child. As a former educator and believer in different forms and paths for learning – dievca appreciates her take on raising her son effectively to be a musician.
The Seven Learning Styles
Visual (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
dievca tends to run verbal and logical — as she mutters to herself and create lists and structures of knowledge (ask Master).
How do you learn effectively?
Your learning styles have more influence than you may realize. Your preferred styles guide the way you learn. They also change the way you internally represent experiences, the way you recall information, and even the words you choose.
Research shows us that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn. Researchers using brain-imaging technologies have been able to find out the key areas of the brain responsible for each learning style.
- Visual: The occipital lobes at the back of the brain manage the visual sense. Both the occipital and parietal lobes manage spatial orientation.
- Aural: The temporal lobes handle aural content. The right temporal lobe is especially important for music.
- Verbal: The temporal and frontal lobes, especially two specialized areas called Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas (in the left hemisphere of these two lobes).
- Physical: The cerebellum and the motor cortex (at the back of the frontal lobe) handle much of our physical movement.
- Logical: The parietal lobes, especially the left side, drive our logical thinking.
- Social: The frontal and temporal lobes handle much of our social activities. The limbic system (not shown apart from the hippocampus) also influences both the social and solitary styles. The limbic system has a lot to do with emotions, moods and aggression.
- Solitary: The frontal and parietal lobes, and the limbic system, are also active with this style.
With that information cooking in your brain, let dievca leave you with her favorite version of “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Auditory only…XO
Thank you to Kottke for the Joan Jett/Nirvana videos and learning-styles-online.com.
Posted: October 8, 2018 Filed under: D/s Relationship, Entertainment, Vintage | Tags: 1950's Household Kink, BDSM, coffee, cozy, D/s, Life, Love, Monday, sharing, submissive
…to start Your day.
(if you read the text it tells you how to make lovely coffee 😘☕)
Posted: October 6, 2018 Filed under: Clothing, Entertainment, Fashion, Shoes | Tags: BDSM, Cowgirl, D/s, dievca, Elegant, erotic, fashion, Leather, Life, Lucky Brand, Presentation Outfits, Shopping, Slave, snakeskin, submissive
dievca got distracted by these two videos and the phrases
after buying a pair of cowboy boots and jeans jacket dress/coat.
But where does the yippee-ki-yay part come from?
The yip part of yippee is old. It originated in the 15th century and meant “to cheep, as a young bird,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). The more well-known meaning, to emit a high-pitched bark, came about around 1907, as per the OED, and gained the figurative meaning “to shout; to complain.”
Yip is imitative in origin but probably also influenced by the 16th century yelp, which has an even older meaning of “boasting, vainglorious speaking.” Yawp is even older, coming about in the 14th century, but now is primarily associated with Walt Whitman’s late 19th century “barbaric yawp.”
Yippee came about after yip. The earliest record of this exclamation of delight is from 1920 in Sinclair Lewis’s novel, Main Street: “She galloped down a block and as she jumped from a curb across a welter of slush, she gave a student ‘Yippee!'” (Ummm, by-the-way, Yippee beans are amphetamines.)
Yippie with an -ie refers to “a member of a group of politically radical hippies, active especially during the late 1960s.” The word, which originated in 1968, stands for Youth International Party and was modeled after hippie. (Good to know…dievca’s been spelling it wrong all these years~)
Now how about the phrase, yippee-ki-yay? It seems to be a play on “yippie yi yo kayah,” the chorus from the 1930’s Bing Crosby song, “I’m An Old Cowhand” (video above)
Were you still wondering what caused this Cowboy moment?
Western Wear is “in” and dievca has these upcycled boots:
After 5+ years, she’s ready to upgrade her Cowboy Yippee:
Lucky Brand Trucker Dress, on sale for $83
Star Cowboy Boots, handmade in blue….
Thank you to Angela Tung of The Week.
Posted: October 2, 2018 Filed under: Entertainment, Home and Garden, Musings | Tags: BDSM, D/s, dievca, Elegant, Flowers, Gifts, Life, meanings, Memories, NYC, photo, Shopping, submissive
A lovely gift to bring someone. Male or Female. A very Dutch gift.
Do you bring flowers that you love? Especially if you don’t know what flowers the giftee loves?
Do you try to guess what they might like?
Or would you think about the flower’s meanings? Send a message?
In dievca’s High School, clubs would sell Carnations on Valentine’s Day to raise money for their activities:
A White Carnation meant “Friends”
Red meant “Lovers”
Pink meant “Secret Admirer”
For 50 cents, you would pre-order and send the flowers with a message to the classroom where you knew your “target” was sitting. The pink carnations were quite desirable.
Hmm, fun to remember that~wonder if they still do it.
dievca received three sets of flowers for her Birthday.
Which bouquet of flowers do you think is her?
White rose: purity, innocence, reverence, a new beginning, a fresh start.
Red rose: love, I love you
Deep, dark crimson rose: mourning
Pink roses: grace, happiness, gentleness
Yellow rose: joy, friendship, the promise of a new beginning
Orange rose: desire and enthusiasm
Lavender rose: love at first sight
Coral rose: friendship, modesty, sympathy
Celosia (Cockscomb) – Boldness/Courage or Affection, Singularity, Silliness.
Gerber Daisy (Gerbera): Innocence, Purity
Carnation (red): Love, Admiration, Friendship, Pride, Passion
Carnation (yellow): Disappointment, Rejection, Disdain
Hydrangea (foliage and flowers): Thank You for Understanding, sometimes Heartlessness
Rose (red): love, I love you
Mums (yellow): Happiness, also Slighted Love, Dejection
Mums (white): Truth, Hope, Loyal Love, Pure & True Affections
More importantly, which flowers are you?
|Farmer’s Almanac Symbolic Meanings of Herbs, Flowers and Other Plants
||Healing, protection, affection
||Symbol of Love, Daintiness
|– Red carnation
||My Heart Aches, admiration
|– White carnation
||Innocence, pure love, women’s good luck gift
|– Pink carnation
||I’ll never forget you
|– Yellow carnation
||Disdain, disappointment, rejection
||Think of me
||Resignation and good-bye
||Powerful against evil
||Sincerity, humility; also, magic and bonds of love
||True love memories
||Encouragement, good fortune
||Bonds of love
||Games and sport, playfulness, rashness
|– Blue Hyacinth
||Constancy of love
|– Purple Hyacinth
||Sorrow, forgiveness, regret
|– Yellow Hyacinth
|– White Hyacinth
||Loveliness, prayers for someone
||Gratitude for being understood; frigidity and heartlessness
||Joy of youth
||Chinese emblem for mother
||Purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth
||Love of nature
||Despair, grief, jealousy
||Joy and happiness
||Good luck and love in a marriage
||Bashful, happy life
||Love, I love you.
|Rose, dark crimson
||Purity, heavenly, I’m worthy of you
||Jealousy, decrease of love
||Grace, clear vision
||I think of you
||Passion, declaration of love
||Sunshine in your smile
||Loyalty, devotion, faithfulness, modesty
||Faithfulness in adversity
||Thoughts of absent friends
A more complete table can be found here.