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

Neighbors

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

A Wedding and a 60th Surprise Party

Remember when dievca told you that she was off her game with planning outfits?  After her panic, she’s be trying to get it together – especially with Master coming home.

There were two events left.  dievca still had to dress up and felt like the situations warranted Master’s opinion. So, she sent him an e-mail with photo options and took His advice to heart.  The only problem was one dress that Master chose (Etro, multi-colored silk) – still hadn’t been found….so dievca slid in another option.  BTW – that dress? dievca finally found it in the last place she could look after the Party…. Sigh.

Wedding in the Vineyards of Long Island:


Raoul of Singapore “Breeze” cotton-blend Dress with:

Valentino Nude Heels, Swarovski  Crystal minaudiere, SlimMe Shaping slip, Chloe Sunglasses, Vintage Mesh Buckle Bracelet, Green Drop Earrings

The dress worked well, especially since it went from a Catholic Mass to dressy evening with no convenience of changing. dievca felt great in it. (she thinks her curves work better with the dress, rather than the model in the photo…)

The Surprise Birthday Party was held at a chic bar in Brooklyn Heights. dievca was tired from work and couldn’t find the dress Master suggested — so she went breezy and casual:

Sundance Magritte Silk Chiffon Dress with:


Barneys nude Sandals, Liebeskind Navy leather backpack, vintage mesh buckle cuff, Giorgio Armani sunglasses

Both outfits worked and will be in the mix for other activities this Summer. Good to know that dievca is getting it back together and mentally shifting to set-up Presentation Outfits for Master (she knows that Master will want dievca on His arm in the Raoul dress — its His favorite lady-like look). XO