Amazon Prime Holiday Gifts for Him (or Her)

dievca normally buys Holiday Gifts throughout the year. This year, she is running a bit late….hence the Christmas Gift Post for Him on December 15th. All of the items on this page can be bought at Amazon and have Prime shipping available. Hope this list helps you out. XO
(Click on the photos to purchase an item.)

JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Speaker Bluetooth

que Bottle – Designed for Travel and Outdoor. Collapsible Water Bottle – 20oz

32 Degrees Men’s down packable down vests black

Old World Christmas Blown Glass Ornament Coffee Pot

YETI Rambler 18oz Stainless Steel Vacuum Insulated Bottle with Cap

Thule Pack ‘n Pedal Commuter Backpack

Swiss Army Knife – Tourist

Blue House Candies, Sea Salt Caramels


Safety First! – something useful

swhen dievca was in College she lived in an older dorm that had deep oak window frames/casings which went up almost to the 12 foot ceilings. After doing laundry at 3:00 am, she stood on the sofa and when that didn’t work, the windowsill, to hang up a sweatshirt on a hanger to dry from the window rod.

she slipped, she fell, she sounded like an elephant when she ricocheted off the window ledge hitting the right side of her back thigh, she hit the floor, she woke her roommate. The bruising was huge and you can still feel the ledge-shaped divet in her muscle/fat…yep, just checked – still there.

What dievca learned is that you should own decent step ladders, AND USE THEM!

Her NYC apartment doesn’t have ceilings quite as high as her dorm room, but they reach 9 feet in some areas.  That makes painting a wall without an extension pole a little too much for dievca – but with the 3 step-ladder? A snap!

Something that has traveled with dievca from space to space are the two Cosco Step Ladders from Bed, Bath and Beyond. The two-step and three-step versions:

Cosco® Signature Premium Folding Step Stool (click photo to purchase)

At $29.99 and $39.99 — an excellent and useful buy. They fit behind opened doors or in closets.

When getting on in age, the bruises don’t fade as fast and braking a bone is a more likely option~

Yeah…

juliyalavrova: Photo by Anna Durova

 


Biggest (Christmas tree) Balls of Them All~

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As dievca and Master were traversing Midtown to get some Holiday Photos, lo and behold they ran into some Really Big Balls… Master got on to a roll of quips that had dievca in stitches and, of course, dievca couldn’t remember any of them for today’s post.
So, she asked Master if he remembered what he said:

“In New York City, even the buildings have big balls.”

“If you have big balls, you don’t need to show them.”

from dievca:
Would you mind giving my balls a quick polish?
Size up those balls, Boys!

Not as delicious as Schweddy Balls.

video: NPR’s Delicious Dish: Schweddy Balls – SNL

On their Christmas show, NPR hosts Margaret Jo McCullin (Ana Gasteyer) and Terry Rialto (Molly Shannon) welcome baker Pete Schweddy (Alec Baldwin) to “The Delicious Dish” to discuss his famous holiday dessert: Schweddy balls. [Season 24, 1998]

Do you have any good quips?


Morning Time with Coffee

Good Morning!
Thinking of you.
XO


Lights work!

Checking the Christmas Tree Lights
6th Ave. Midtown NYC 2018


Starlight on ~

Photos: Top two – Bryant Park Christmas Village Starlight shop, Middle – January 1987 Poem, Bottom two – the star dievca bought.


Coffee Panic

Photo: dievca 11/2018

dievca is out of coffee….until she thought about it and remembered the espresso.
There was a good 2-3 minutes of panic.

Alessi Moka 6 Cup espresso

dievca hasn’t cleaned and seasoned her new and larger espresso maker (6 Cup Alessi Moka), she was thanking the gods that she still has the little guy with the melted handle.

Whew…at least dievca didn’t have to work this morning before she heads to Jury Duty. Getting a coffee at 5:30 am on the street is tough.
BTW, it is the 2nd to last day of GJ. Apparently you cannot bring alcohol to the Jury Room for a finishing celebration – it was asked. dievca was thinking Prosecco.

Love to you, may your coffee come early and excellent.