Up for a chat and coffee?

Coffee chatdievca has learned something about the people she considers close friends.  When the shit hits the fan, they connect the first day – and then they check-in on the second day.  It’s very interesting to watch.
dievca thought about it, she checks in, too.

The question is – when dievca really loses it 3 months, hence – will those people mind stepping in a second third time?   Probably, that’s what good friends do~

Watch – it will happen to you.


How the Strong add Coffee!

coffee workout graphicDrinking coffee around 45–60 minutes before a workout allows for caffeine to reach its peak effectiveness. Most studies indicate that caffeine is highly effective for workouts when consumed in doses of 0.9–2.7 mg per pound (2–6 mg per kg) of body weight.

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Good Morning – or later. Um, yum?!?!

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OK, for some it may be considered an interesting mix…
dievca caught up with Master for coffee (Cortado) and she caught up with a really belated meal.
Master just laughed and said He would go for it, too.

Photo: Grumpy Cafe Cortado and Whole Foods sushi 12/2021

Holiday Hooch Coffee

dievca is heading to Master’s for Christmas Eve, as He just got back from Ireland – she knows He brought home some hooch…

OK, maybe we shouldn’t be using the word “hooch” (noun – informal)

  1. alcoholic liquor, especially inferior or illicit whiskey.

Irish Coffee is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey (excellent), and sugar, stirred, and topped with cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. The original Irish Coffee was created by an airport chef named Joe Sheridandievca, who worked at the little Foynes airport near Limerick, according to the Ireland Whiskey Trail. He whipped it up one rainy winter night for passengers whose plane got turned around due to a storm. He later moved to the Shannon Airport, and took the drink with him.

(Note: In 19th-century France, a mixture of coffee and spirits was called a gloria.)

Irish Coffee

Main alcohol: Irish whiskey
Ingredients: 1 1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey, 1 oz (1½ parts) Fresh cream, 1 tsp. Brown sugar, 2 2/3 oz (4 parts) Hot coffee
Preparation: Heat the coffee, whiskey and sugar; do not boil. Pour into glass and top with cream by carefully pouring it over the back of a spoon initially held just above the surface of the coffee and gradually raised a little until the entire layer is floated.
Served: Hot
Drinkware: Irish coffee mug
Inventor: Joe Sheridan


Good Morning ~ Sunshine!

Photo: dievca NYC 12/2021

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”

coffe and rain

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Gird Your Loins

We are in the midst of the 2021 Holiday Season

  • For the USA – Thanksgivng happened last Thursday,
  • Hanukkah started last night,
  • We pushed through Black Friday
  • Cyber Monday is today
  • Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s are upcoming

That means Holiday Coffee:

Holiday Coffee

Peppermint, Pumpkin, Whipped Cream, Gingerbread, Apple Cider, Cardamom, Sugar Cookie, Egg Nog, etc.

dievca wants a black coffee. Keep it simple.

Just incase you wanted to know how to “Gird Your Loins” – or “prepare for battle”, here is a diagram:

Grid Your Loins Dress


Cutting the Cheese

MilkyPrint Cheese Pun Coffee Mug

dievca is craving cheese like a crazy lady – she’s not quite sure what it means…

Maybe this motivational cheese mug will help her past the calorie count~

Good Morning!


Coffee Communication


dievca and Master went beyond that point with coffee many moons ago~
Good Morning! Have a great week. XO


30 minutes, just give me 30 minutes~

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How long does it take you to come alive in the morning?

Master wanders around in a daze for awhile and then He gets His coffee.  It takes about 2 cups.

dievca? Coffee or no coffee – needs 30 minutes.
Don’t talk to her, don’t ask questions, don’t offer pleasantries.
Just No.

And you?


Coffee with a dead friend.

The ghost is drinking coffee

Everybody knows the secular holiday of Halloween. But not everybody knows it derives from a Holy Day, All Saints’ Day on Nov. 1, which is followed by All Souls’ Day on Nov. 2.

The root word of Halloween is ‘’hallow’’  which means ‘’holy.’’ The suffix “een” is an abbreviation of “evening.” It refers to the Eve of All Hallows, the night before the Christian Holy Day that honors saintly people from the past.

All Saints is a celebration of the communion of saints, those people we believe are in heaven.

All Souls’ Day is a day to pray for all souls.

Where is dievca going with this on a COFFEE MONDAY MORNING?

she realized that she would really like to get a coffee and sit down and have a chat with a dead friend. The friend she went to College with, the friend who loved the Fine Young Cannibals and the Cure, the friend with whom she caused a lot of trouble with, the friend who didn’t pass judgement, the friend who dealt with Gall Bladder Cancer then Pancreatic Cancer with grace.

Do you have anyone you would like to have coffee with?

All Soul’s Day would be the Day.

dievca will hit her friend’s favorite coffee shop in NYC tomorrow.

The graveside chat will be something for next year.


Coffee is Black Magic!

Let’s set the mood on the Monday Morning of Halloween week with:

Add the BLACK MAGIC COFFEE from Telluride Coffee Roasters (click photo to buy):

Black-Magic
And finish with a TRUTH!

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Coffee Question on a Monday~

Why do people put butter in their coffee?

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Energy. Butter coffee is believed to provide steady, long-lasting energy without a blood sugar crash. In theory, since fat slows digestion, the caffeine in the coffee is absorbed slower and provides longer-lasting energy.

As dievca has weened herself off of sugar and cream in her coffee – butter is not going to be added…

Butter Coffee Simpsons


Catholic Coffee – hope in a mug.

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In the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Jude is the patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. Saint Jude’s attribute is a club. He is also often shown in icons with a flame around his head.

(click photo to purchase mug)

Most holy Apostle, St. Jude, friend of Jesus, I place myself in your care at this difficult. Pray for me; help me remember that I need not face my troubles alone. Please join me in my need, asking God to send me consolation in my sorrow, courage in my fear, and healing in the midst of my suffering.

But if you want a Miracle….you pray to Saint Anthony.


Good Monday Morning!


Oh, happy Day! Click the photo to find free coffee.


Ice Cream w/Chocolate vs Coffee…

It’s a Tough Choice:
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Coffee in the Morning, Coffee in the Evening~

Sheridans Liquor

Sheridan’s Coffee Layered Liqueur was first introduced in 1994. It is produced in Dublin by Thomas Sheridan & Sons. One section is filled with a black liqueur, consisting of coffee and whiskey flavors, while the other is filled with a white liqueur of milk white chocolate.

How to enjoy.

Serve in a Rocks glass or tumbler by first pouring in the black liqueur, and then gently floating the white liqueur on the surface of the liquid. This makes the perfect layered drink, Irish Coffee-style, and you can garnish with white and dark chocolate pieces.

dievca had it in Ireland when it first came out and has asked Master to get her a bottle whenever He travels to Ireland.
she’s running out…XO

Sheridan's Coffee Liqueur


coffee catch-22

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noun
  1. a dilemma or difficult circumstance from which there is no escape because of mutually conflicting or dependent conditions.
    “a catch-22 situation”
    OK – maybe coffee is not dependent upon me…

Coffee and music on a Monday Morning

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Why is it always easier to get things done to Classic Rock?  At least for dievca~

Maybe its because every Saturday growing up – her family’s home had to be cleaned from top to bottom. It was the 1970’s, dievca’s brothers played Rock Music doing chores.  dievca is like Pavlov’s Dog – you put the Classic Rock on and she cranks out the work…

Here’s the last song:


Beach Coffee – a bit dear…

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Photos: dievca Coronado, CA 08/2021


Coffee before the drive

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Good Morning! Maybe a little late for the East Coast. XO
A little coffee before driving inland for phase two.
Enjoy your week!


Working against the slow start

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Good Morning! Have a good week.


Dad Humor – coffee-based

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If there’s one feature that can immediately categorize a joke as a “dad joke,” it’s wordplay, especially of the unsophisticated variety. Examples: “Hey, do you know what time my dentist appointment is? Tooth-hurty.” “You know why they always build fences around cemeteries? Because people are dying to get in.” The purposeful confusion of “smart feller” and “fart smeller.”

Note: dievca’s Dad was working that “fart smeller” joke hard – right up until he died. Makes her smile thinking about it~

Let the Coffee Jokes begin!

  1. Barista: How do you take your coffee?
    Me: Very, very seriously.
  2. What do you call sad coffee?
    Despresso.
  3. What’s the best Beatles song?
    Latte Be!
  4. Spouse #1: Honey, this coffee tastes like dirt.
    Spouse #2: That’s not surprising, dear, it was just ground this morning.
  5. How does Moses make his coffee?
    Hebrews it.
  6. What did the coffee lover name her son?
    Joe, obviously.
  7. What did the caffeine addict name his cats?
    Cream and Sugar.
  8. How do you know if you’ve had enough coffee?
    You channel surf faster without the remote.
  9. How does the serial killer like his coffee?
    How he likes his victims—all ground up.
  10. How is divorce like espresso?
    It’s expensive and bitter.
A "Thank You" to the ScaryMommy website for the coffee humor.

Saved a life this morning, pre-coffee

When you are riding, walking, running, scootering in the City – you can’t be worrying about the people you are with – its every Man (Women, Child) for themselves. FOCUS!  An older runner was following her “pack” across the Westside Highway – not looking at the lights – the youngsters sprinted (like fools) and she was trotting behind straight into oncoming traffic. dievca yelled and the Lady turned to make it back to the sidewalk right before getting hit.  Even though the Lady was older, dievca hollered at her and said, “focus on yourself” after the Lady muttered, “I assumed my girls were watching the lights”.

When a human head cracks on the pavement it sounds like a watermelon thumping. dievca is not interested in hearing that sound and sticking around to help with the mess. If you come to the City – please pay attention and don’t depend upon others – depend upon yourself. XO

dievca was little too shaky to have coffee immediately – her adrenaline was surging.

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A Little Bach – Coffee Humor

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote “Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht,” also known as the “Coffee Cantata.” In the song, a father and daughter argue about how she drinks too much coffee, and that’s why she doesn’t have a lover.

Hah! Good Morning. XO

Kaffeekantate [Coffee Cantata]


Liesgen (S), Erzähler (T), Schlendrian (B)
1. Rezitativ T
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht
Und höret, was itzund geschicht:
Da kömmt Herr Schlendrian
Mit seiner Tochter Liesgen her,
Er brummt ja wie ein Zeidelbär;
Hört selber, was sie ihm getan!
1. Recitative T
Be quiet, do not chat,
And listen to what happens now:
Here comes Mr. Schlendrian
with his daughter Liesgen,
He grumbles like a grizzly bear;
hear for yourselves, what she has done to him!
2. Arie B
Hat man nicht mit seinen Kindern
Hunderttausend Hudelei!
  Was ich immer alle Tage
  Meiner Tochter Liesgen sage,
  Gehet ohne Frucht vorbei.
2. Aria B
With children, aren’t there
a hundred thousand aggravations!
  Whatever I, all the time and every day,
  tell my daughter Liesgen,
  slides on by with no effect.
3. Rezitativ B S
Schlendrian

Du böses Kind, du loses Mädchen,
Ach! wenn erlang ich meinen Zweck:
Tu mir den Coffee weg!

Liesgen
Herr Vater, seid doch nicht so scharf!
Wenn ich des Tages nicht dreimal
Mein Schälchen Coffee trinken darf,
So werd ich ja zu meiner Qual
Wie ein verdorrtes Ziegenbrätchen.

3. Recitative B S
Schlendrian

You naughty child, you wild girl,
ah! When will I achieve my goal:
get rid of the coffee for my sake!

Liesgen
Father sir, but do not be so harsh!
If I couldn’t, three times a day,
be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee,
in my anguish I will turn into
a shriveled-up roast goat.

4. Arie S
Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße,
Lieblicher als tausend Küsse,
Milder als Muskatenwein.
  Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben,
  Und wenn jemand mich will laben,
  Ach, so schenkt mir Coffee ein!
4. Aria S
Ah! How sweet coffee tastes,
more delicious than a thousand kisses,
milder than muscatel wine.
  Coffee, I have to have coffee,
  and, if someone wants to pamper me,
  ah, then fill up my coffee again!
5. Rezitativ B S
Schlendrian

Wenn du mir nicht den Coffee lässt,
So sollst du auf kein Hochzeitfest,
Auch nicht spazierengehn.

Liesgen
Ach ja!
Nur lasset mir den Coffee da!

Schlendrian
Da hab ich nun den kleinen Affen!
Ich will dir keinen Fischbeinrock nach itzger Weite schaffen.

Liesgen
Ich kann mich leicht darzu verstehn.

Schlendrian
Du sollst nicht an das Fenster treten
Und keinen sehn vorübergehn!

Liesgen
Auch dieses; doch seid nur gebeten
Und lasset mir den Coffee stehn!

Schlendrian
Du sollst auch nicht von meiner Hand
Ein silbern oder goldnes Band
Auf deine Haube kriegen!

Liesgen
Ja, ja! nur lasst mir mein Vergnügen!

Schlendrian
Du loses Liesgen du,
So gibst du mir denn alles zu?

5. Recitative B S
Schlendrian

If you don’t give up coffee for me,
you won’t go to any wedding parties,
or even go out for walks.

Liesgen
Okay then!
Only leave my coffee alone!

Schlendrian
Now I’ve got the little monkey!
I will buy you no whalebone dress of the latest fashion.

Liesgen
I can easily put up with that.

Schlendrian
You may not go to the window
and watch anyone passing by!

Liesgen
This too; but be merciful
and let my coffee stay!

Schlendrian
You’ll also not receive from my hand
a silver or gold ribbon
for your bonnet!

Liesgen
Sure, sure! Just leave me my pleasure!

Schlendrian
You naughty Liesgen,
you grant all of that to me?

6. Arie B
Mädchen, die von harten Sinnen,
Sind nicht leichte zu gewinnen.
Doch trifft man den rechten Ort,
O! so kömmt man glücklich fort.
6. Aria B
Girls of stubborn mind
are not easily won over.
But if the right spot is touched,
Oh! Then one can happily get far.
7. Rezitativ B S
Schlendrian

Nun folge, was dein Vater spricht!

Liesgen
In allem, nur den Coffee nicht.

Schlendrian
Wohlan! so musst du dich bequemen,
Auch niemals einen Mann zu nehmen.

Liesgen
Ach ja! Herr Vater, einen Mann!

Schlendrian
Ich schwöre, dass es nicht geschicht.

Liesgen
Bis ich den Coffee lassen kann?
Nun! Coffee, bleib nur immer liegen!
Herr Vater, hört, ich trinke keinen nicht.

Schlendrian
So sollst du endlich einen kriegen!

7. Recitative B S
Schlendrian

Now do what your father says!

Liesgen
In everything but coffee.

Schlendrian
All right then! So you will have to content yourself with never having a husband.

Liesgen
Ah yes! Father, a husband!

Schlendrian
I swear that it will never happen.

Liesgen
Until I give up coffee?
All right! Coffee, lie there now forever!
Father sir, listen, I won’t drink none.

Schlendrian
So finally you’ll get one!

8. Arie S
Heute noch,
Lieber Vater, tut es doch!
Ach, ein Mann!
Wahrlich, dieser steht mir an!
  Wenn es sich doch balde fügte,
  Dass ich endlich vor Coffee,
  Eh ich noch zu Bette geh,
  Einen wackern Liebsten kriegte!
8. Aria S
Even today,
dear father, make it happen!
Ah, a husband!
Indeed, this will suit me well!
  If it would only happen soon,
  that at last, instead of coffee,
  before I even go to bed,
  I might gain a sturdy lover!
9. Rezitativ T
Nun geht und sucht der alte Schlendrian,
Wie er vor seine Tochter Liesgen
Bald einen Mann verschaffen kann;
Doch, Liesgen streuet heimlich aus:
Kein Freier komm mir in das Haus,
Er hab es mir denn selbst versprochen
Und rück es auch der Ehestiftung ein,
Dass mir erlaubet möge sein,
Den Coffee, wenn ich will, zu kochen.
9. Recitative T
Now old Schlendrian goes and seeks
How he, for his daughter Liesgen,
might soon acquire a husband;
but Liesgen secretly spreads the word:
no suitor comes in my house
unless he has promised to me himself
and has it also inserted into the marriage contract,
that I shall be permitted
to brew coffee whenever I want.
10. Chor (Terzett) S T B
Die Katze lässt das Mausen nicht,
Die Jungfern bleiben Coffeeschwestern.
  Die Mutter liebt den Coffeebrauch,
  Die Großmama trank solchen auch,
  Wer will nun auf die Töchter lästern!
10. Chorus (Trio) S T B
Cats do not give up mousing,
girls remain coffee-sisters.
  The mother adores her coffee-habit,
  and grandma also drank it,
  so who can blame the daughters!
Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander) 1732 (mov’ts 1-8)
©Pamela Dellal
A Thank You to Emmanuel Music in Boston, MA for the access to the translation.

a shift

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There were a number of years where it was awkward to be from the United States.  Explaining choices made by the general public to individuals from other countries got to be tiring. dievca found herself  slipping into the “you cannot figure out what country I am from” behavior.  It was just easier.

Now?

she starting to feel a bit more patriotic.

coffee cup from Society 6


Looking for a little sexy in the morning~

sexy coffee

Need to find and enjoy that lovely coffee before the dental appointment…


bikini choices? coffee choices = Summer

Summer CoffeeSummer Solstice is coming up on Sunday, June 20th.

What Summer Coffee options beat the heat?

We all know about the typical coffee over ice or espresso over ice drink, but if you want a twist maybe these three coffee options will rotate your stirrer.

1.) Cold brew:  Cold brew can be made using a French press by steeping coffee grounds in cold water for at least 12 hours, without pressing down on the plunger, to extract highly condensed flavors. After allowing it to steep, press down on the plunger, then serve the cold brew over ice. The result is a very condensed and delicious coffee, but it is very strong so consider diluting it a little with milk or water.

2.) Affogato: This is a traditional Italian espresso-based drink that is often found on dessert menus at Italian restaurants. It is made by pouring a shot of hot espresso over a scoop of gelato. Vanilla gelato pairs very well with the espresso, but you can experiment with any kind of gelato you want. This drink is perfect for the coffee enthusiasts with a sweet tooth who want a rich dessert drink that maintains strong coffee flavors.

3.) Espresso Tonic: This is also known in some places as café tonics or black tonics, but the concept is simple- add tonic water to espresso. The unexpected result is a slightly sweet, citrusy taste filled with effervescence and coffee goodness. Whether you are making this at home or ordering it in a local coffee shop, start with 2 ounces of espresso and then 6 ounces of tonic water on the side. Slowly pour the espresso on top of the tonic water to avoid overflowing. Enjoy!

And the bikini?

Title Nine Chameleon High Waisted Bikini Bottom and Top – Paprika Floral


A Happy Cup of Joe

PlayfulCeramics cup a boob $55 Etsy
PLAYFULCERAMICS
on Etsy offers a happy cup of Joe.

May your Cup runneth over!
PlayfulCeramics Rainbow Mug $80

Cup a Boob – $55 per cup

Rainbow Mug – $80 – large mug beautifully made.

Each vessel is a beacon of healing on its own. All foods and drinks enjoyed from these pieces will be even more healing and even more delicious for you and everyone on this day and everyday. Spirit animals embody the strengths of their character and emit that energy, inspiring and uplifting all those who connect with it. Each piece is also a blessing amplifier. Simply write down any intention, prayer or dream and place inside or underneath to charge your intentions with the loving healing power of Reiki.