Heartbeat of the City

NYC Marathon 2017: doubt you will see this…

Interesting concept – less sweaty clothes to wash.

dievca was a sprinter.
The last distance race dievca ran was a 1/2 Marathon where they handed her a bottle of wine at the finish. A decent time and a bottle of wine wasn’t enough to talk her into doing it, again.

Master? he’s into other workouts these days.
Ah, well.

Weather looks good – a touch cloudy.
It’s a tough course.
Good Luck, Runners!

Course Map

Buying something unfashionable the 2nd time around…

Because of this:

and this:

dievca wears this, daily:

It’s not fashionable, it’s not elegant, but it helps dievca feel safer as she is shooting through the line-up of Dump Trucks, flatbeds of Steel and general chaos on the ride to work.

dievca’s only objective it to be seen, so she avoids this:

NY Post 10/15/2016 Women’s Leg Severed After Being Crushed By A Dump Truck

dievca’s worn the backpack so much that it has become dirty and faded, so she lurked on eBay to buy another one in the same color. Success!  Sometimes your random spur-of-the moment purchases become the ones you live and avoid dying by….

NYC Photos- dievca, Dump Truck- Christopher Sadowski, Backpack- Nike Swim


dievca lives in an older building (late 1920’s) with cinder block walls.  she’s not too worried about noise because her neighbors have minimal wall contact and she hasn’t heard anything above or below her.

Master’s building is about the same age…but for some reason you can hear a bit more~  It’s not that His space is larger – His bedroom doesn’t share a wall with neighbors.  It’s the floor.

Either His neighbors clomp around or you can hear more easily…

It doesn’t help that they are a bit….uptight and there may be some, ummm, physical issues.

They travel quite a bit, so most of the time Master doesn’t care about sound carrying.  Once in a while, He does make an effort…usually after we forget and a “pointed” comment was made by the lady. That’s when the ball gag comes out.

Do you rouse the neighbors or do they rouse you?

Reaffirmation of Life

 Photos: dievca, Fire Island Dawn 08/2017

Go Topless Day – August 26th (today!)

Go Topless Day encourages women (and the fellas!) to proudly bare their chests and march through Manhattan, while showing their support for gender equality. NYC legally allows women to be topless, but for full safety, police will block off the parade route. And it’s only fitting that the body-positive event takes place 48-hours after Women’s Equality Day on Saturday, August 26, 2017 (the day women were first given the right to vote in 1920). For more information, check out the official Go Topless Day website.

NYC traffic isn’t only on the streets….

On one of those gorgeous Summer Days in the City with the temperature around 80F (27C) and low humidity. (Why dievca lives in NYC)

dievca took a break to watch the World roll by on the Hudson River.

It was beautiful, but what really made her smile was that the River has traffic, too. Can’t get away from it. In a 10 minute period, dievca got 4 helicopters, 3+ ferries, a cruise ship, a tug, some pleasure boats, 5 sailboats (in a row – sailing school?), a barge, etc. she decided to take pictures after 5 minutes in and here’s what she got~ Enjoy!

PS. she didn’t realize that Master owned a tugboat – until she saw His mark.

Photos: dievca, Hudson River 08/2017