Happy Secretary Administrative Assistant Day!


To those who work through the challenges of others.

Keep the World running
and look sexy to boot!

Many fantasies have been developed over the job title.

The Secretary: Kate Slyvester 2002 Fashion


Say What? (foreign idioms)

dievca was mumbling about changing careers on the phone to her Dutch friend. Rambling about doing something related to Fashion and Clothing Upcycling/Resale/etc.

The friend replied:

Translating the Dutch Expression directly to English:

Binding the cat to the bacon

it means:

” to tempt someone so much that they can’t resist it. The result is usually that he/she does something bad or unwanted.”

In this case – dievca already has so many clothes, shoes and accessories – she shouldn’t tempt herself with more….

There may be a hold on travel, but not on humor.

Learning any foreign language is tricky, then add that idioms come with their own challenges — misunderstanding can turn into a great deal of fun!

When describing someone who lives luxuriously, Germans say

‘Leben wie die Made im Speck’

– which translates into English as: ‘to live like a maggot in bacon’.

In Sweden, the phrase

‘Att glida in pa en rakmacka’

refers to someone who hasn’t had to work to get where they are. Literally, it translates as: ‘to slide in on a shrimp sandwich’.

The French language has a number of amusing idioms which get lost in translation;

“le démon de midia”

literally means ‘the demon of midday’ for a ‘midlife crisis’,

The term

‘J’ai d’autres chats a fouetter’

means ‘I have other things to do’ but directly translates as: ‘I have other cats to whip’.

Or even Australian English:

“She’ll be right, mate”

means everything will be okay

Or

“it was chockers”

means something is really full.

Infographic by City Base Apartments


stream of consciousness “Orange Whip”🍊 to (something of use)🍍

It all started with the movie, Blues Brothers, and this scene:

How do you make an Orange Whip?

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That photo prompted the thought that a Pineapple Whip might be a better choice sexually – why?

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Yes, ladies — and men too, for that matter — drinking a good-sized glass of pineapple juice a couple of hours before the deed can help make your bodily fluids taste and even smell better. Fruits, in general, are good because they contain acids and sugars. May 31, 2005 NBC News

Does pineapple make your VAG sweeter?
Pineapple and citrus fruits are associated with a sweeter taste, Schmit said. … The result: Participants whose partners ate 200 grams of pineapple a day reported that the pineapple eaters did, in fact, taste sweeter. According to Schmit, vegan and vegetarian diets could also lead to a sweeter taste. Jul 12, 2016

How long after eating pineapple will you taste better?
“It doesn’t seem to matter whether the pineapple is fresh, canned or juiced,” Helmenstine explains. “The effect is not noticeable immediately after eating a few bites of pineapple. Most respondents saw a definite effect after eating pineapple for several days. Jul 10, 2018

Hmmm~so a Pineapple Whip rather than an Orange Whip

Disney’s Dole Whip was introduced to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts in 1986, the pineapple soft serve has achieved a beloved status.

Disney Dole Whip Recipe

Dole Whip Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream
  • 4 ounces of pineapple juice
  • 2 cups of frozen pineapple

How to Make a Dole Whip:

Add all 3 ingredients to a blender, and blend it until it’s smooth. You can serve it as-is, but Disney suggests putting the blended mixture into a piping bag and piping a swirl into your bowl for the soft-serve look. Top with a cocktail umbrella for an extra tropical touch.

Something of use – a dose of Pineapple for you and your partner – a lovely treat!


The Silver Lining

of Staying Home.

You can play YOUR own music at almost any moment.


Your personal productivity increases with limited distractions.

The alarm doesn’t ring at 4 am.

You get a chance to work on unused skills.

You can attend dance or workout classes at any time.


You hear or connect to people you haven’t seen or heard from in years.


You have a chance to just “be”.


A use for the leftover peeps…


Good Morning!
So what do you do with your leftover Peeps?
XO


What day is it? Ah – Easter Sunday

Photo: Irish McCalla

dievca is prepping late. she forgot about the Holiday.
“and on the 3rd day He rose again.”
So, will NYC rise again? Good question.
All dievca can do is keep hoping (hopping) and work hard.

she sends her best wishes to you for renewal and revitalization.
Stay Healthy or Heal Well.
XO


What is helping EVERYONE get through…

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dievca’s good friend in Europe has found a similar solution as to how many New Yorkers are getting through ‘social distancing”…
Looks like her friend has found a really good bottle of wine. 😉

XO