- This gorgeous anal plug from Coco de Mer, cast in bronze – coated in 24K gold = £408.33
- An amazing Marla Aaron 15″ collar in sterling silver with a black rhodium finish, 14K gold loops with a 14K gold carabiner lock = $560.00
- The best is Master’s Kiss, free with the offering of your trust and possibly your heart.
and Collar on.
Will be kneeling.
Waiting to submit.
Photo: Getty Images
There is one day a year when Americans turn to a small mammal to predict the weather, Groundhog Day. It’s the day we celebrate the American tradition of finding out if there will be six more weeks of winter
Thousands will converge on the small Pennsylvania town of Punxsutawney to see if Punxsutawney Phil will emerge from his temporary burrow and see his shadow. If that happens, winter weather will continue across the United States. But if Phil doesn’t see his shadow, spring temperatures are on the way.
Groundhog Day is derived from ancient Christian and Roman customs in Germany, where Europeans celebrated Candlemas, a holiday marking the Virgin Mary’s presentation of Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem 40 days after his birth. Candlemas is observed on Feb. 2nd. If there were clear skis on that usually meant an extended winter. German immigrants brought the rituals to the U.S.
Punxsutawney Phil was named an official immortal oracle in 1887 by a group of groundhog hunters from Punxsutawney. Rivals such as Staten Island Chuck and Gen. Beauregard Lee have tried to undermine his fame, but Phil has maintained his cultural significance.
For those who refuse to believe in the fantasy of Phil’s immortality are right. Groundhogs in captivity typically live no longer than 10 years. And the U.S. National Climatic Data Center has found that Phil is only correct about 40% of the time.
Ah, well, it inspired a great movie!
Phil Connors: (to the groundhog) “Don’t drive angry! Don’t drive angry!”
Phil Connors: When Chekhov saw the long winter, he saw a winter bleak and dark and bereft of hope. Yet we know that winter is just another step in the cycle of life. But standing here among the people of Punxsutawney and basking in the warmth of their hearths and hearts, I couldn’t imagine a better fate than a long and lustrous winter.
dievca remembers her Dad getting a “to go” coffee at various restaurants and they came in a paper cup with greek designs on it.
The “Anthora” paper cup designed in 1963, features Greek motifs and two shields on which are written “WE ARE HAPPY TO SERVE YOU”. Millions of these cups had fed the caffeine addictions of New Yorkers during all those years. The sheer number of them coupled with their forty-year history has given the cup icon status along with the yellow taxis and the Statue of Liberty.
We weren’t in NYC, but apparently the coffee cups could be found west of I-95…
Here is a great piece about the design of the cup when the designer, Leslie Buck, passed away in 2010.
In the photo above, dievca held her ceramic version of the Anthora cup up against a rainy backdrop on Sunday morning. The temperature dropped from 46 F (7.78 C) to 12 F (-11 C) this Monday morning and then lower. Welcome to New York City weather.
- They stack well.
- The cups fit into your hand comfortably.
- It can be washed in the dishwasher (No, dievca’s dishwasher hasn’t been replaced, yet.)
- They are microwave safe for reheating your coffee.
- It’s been about 10 years for dievca’s cups and they are holding up well.
- Click the photo to purchase
We (the Royal We) are happy to serve you — XO
A side note:
The paper version of the Anthora cup had sales top out at 500 million cups in 1994. Twelve years later, it was discontinued as a stock item as popular coffee-house franchises began replacing diners as the take-out morning stop for coffee lovers.
Due to numerous requests from restaurant owners and distributors, Dart Container is bringing back the Anthora cup in 8 oz. and 10 oz. sizes in New York City and some northeastern states.
~ Urban Dictionary
In a sentence:
dievca is heading to the gym to work on becoming a piece of eye candy for her Master.
Master hopped a flight to ski with his son….they will have new snow for tomorrow.
Meanwhile, diecva dealt with this:
NYC: Monday’s high temperature topped out around 14 degrees, with wind chill values between minus 5 and minus 10. A wind advisory for the five boroughs was set to expire at 7 p.m., the weather service said.
(-10 F =-23.3 C)
she looked like this –>