Desperate times call for

Desperate Measures…

You take what you can find at dievca’s Mom’s House. 

Last night dievca found this:

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Who on God’s Earth brought this over?

And this afternoon she found this:

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A staple at a Chicago Cubs Game~

Both offerings are rough around the edges – but in a pinch, they’ll do~

dievca’s running to the Grocery store late tonight – the next visit won’t be as desperate.

PS. Her Mom is doing relatively well. 


Looking for a Host/Hostess gift? something of use

dievca is a huge fan of Baggu Bags and has used a couple of them until they actually wore out! She’ll replace them at some point, but as a change of pace – she ran into these recycled taffeta, embroidered totes:

EMROIDERED THANK YOU TOTE

The typical American family uses 1,500 plastic bags every year. But thanks to designer Lauren DiCioccio, you can cut down on waste and look really cool doing it. Her funky embroidered fabric bag was inspired by San Francisco’s 2007 plastic bag ban. She keeps the same cheerful “thank you” messages on each bag, but uses recycled taffeta instead of plastic. Take one out next time you’re shopping or offer one as a gift to pass along the Earth-loving vibes. They (the family/friends or Host/Hostess) can reuse and reduce ‘til it wears out. Made in San Francisco.
MADE FROM
100% Recycled Polyester Taffeta Fabric Bag, Polyester Thread
MEASUREMENTS
20″ L x 13″ H
CARE
Machine wash, spot treat stains with stain stick or similar spray and wash, hang to dry
PRICE
$38.00

Less expensive and more practical than the Alexander Wang Rhinestone Bag version!

Alexander Wang Thank You Bag


Design on a Dime – NYC Charity Shop style

dievca looks at the Housing Works eShop  website once in awhile for a little inexpensive retail therapy.  You have to have time and an open mind, but something might gel.

$107.00 bought dievca:

  1. Pringle Argyle Cashmere Sweater in brown (vintage) $30
  2. Columbia Down Vest in brown (used) $17
  3. Plaid Converse Chuck Taylor Slip-Ons in brown (new) $25
  4. COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in grey $15 (new)
  5. COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in white $15 (new)
  6. Blue Q ‘Get the Hell Out of My Kitchen’ sock $5 (new) – a gift for a friend

she’ll match the first 4 items with:

  • MIH Jeans
  • Stand Studio Kala Faux Leather Overcoat in dark Green $515 on sale for $87.55
  • Tomas Maier Pony Hair Backpack
  • RE/done upcycled Blue Jean Mask

For a quirky, yet interesting combination in the City.  Master will be laughing at dievca’s Midwestern homage~

We really need to get out of COVID cozy and head back to Ladylike…

What is your Design on a Dime style?

(Let dievca know and she’ll post it!)


How to beat the upcoming Mercury in Retrograde: September 27 to October 17, 2021

Mercury Retrograde - BuzzfeedThree times a year, the planet Mercury appears to travel backward across the sky. We refer to these periods as times when Mercury is in apparent retrograde motion, or simply ”Mercury retrograde.” To those who practice astrology, these times in particular were traditionally associated with confusion, delay, and frustration. Think undelivered love letters, email blunders, and frazzled travel plans! This is an excellent time to reflect on the past, however, and it’s said that intuition is high during these periods. Coincidences can be extraordinary.

What to do during the Retrograde…

Mercury Retrograde Protection Necklace $58 2

The planet Mercury rules communication in all forms—listening, writing, reading, speaking, and so on—as well as activities closely related to communication, like negotiations and contracts. It also rules travel, automobiles, shipping, and mail.

So, when Mercury is retrograde, try to remain flexible, patient, and understanding, allow extra time for travel, and avoid signing onto any new contracts that you’re unsure of. Double check your email responses and check in with reservations before you take that trip. 

AND…

wear JEWELS FOR BAD JUJU

Mercury Retrograde Protection Necklace $58The necklace shown above has a sparkly gem trio which was curated to purportedly counteract the perils of astrology’s most notorious season. Smoky quartz and fluorite stones are said to ward off negativity, while blue lace agate is thought to provide calm during this astrological aggravator’s more stressful moments. Handmade in California.

MSRP $58 on Uncommongoods.com

MADE FROM

Fluorite, Blue Lace Agate, Sterling Silver, and Smokey Quartz
 

CREATED BY

Juraté Brown and Johnna Green = Jurate Los Angeles

MEASUREMENTS

Chain: 16″ L with 2″ Extender
Crystals: 0.63″ L x 0.15″ W each
 
A "Thank You" to the 2021 Farmer's Almanac


Kissy – Kissy with HotLips

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Originally inspired by four classic lipstick colors (red, nude, pink, and black cherry), the Hotlips rings are the embodiment of your perfect lipstick color on a beautiful, pouty, kissable mouth. Sterling Silver and Lacquer.
Designed by Solange Azagury-Partridge in 1995, they have since become an icon of modern jewelry design. On display at the V&A Museum and seen on the world’s most stylish women including Bella Hadid, Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Adwoa Aboah, Rebel Wilson, & Man Repeller.

Color Options!

Solange Hotlips rings
Click the photo to be taken to the website ($270)!
If the rings are too expensive, check out the totes ($35).

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befuddling dievca’s brain

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dievca was asked to help a young adult (sophomore) and the student/Mother are trying to get a schedule together…. dievca offered 11 am or 2:30 pm on Saturday.  The kid can’t make it because she schedules ‘sleepover’s’ on Friday nights…. but, then she wants to try 6 am during the week.

Look, if you cannot get going by 11 am on a Saturday – you will not make 6 am during the week.

And a ‘sleepover’? at age 15/16?  Sometimes NYC befuddles dievca’s Midwestern brain.


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…

A new twist – estrogen drop

Erect Nipple

So your female submissive is in her 40’s to 50’s and her levels of hormones have been shifting all over the place.

One bonus might be a drop in estrogen which causes the progesterone levels rise, triggering her nipples to be more sensitive. Perhaps her nipples have been a non-entity for years and now they are front and center – literally – shape and size. Something that has been numb in the past, has become incredibly touchy – which makes for another dimension in play.

Go cautiously, but the bodily change might offer diversity and delight for both Dominant and submissive!

dievca has found one positive aspect of perimenopause and Master ran with it!


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:


Do people watch a television any more?

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Or is everyone streaming content? Netflix, AppleTV, peacock, Disney+, etc.
Does broadcast television exist anymore?
Where does one start when you haven’t watched a “show” in years?
dievca was working under the theory that she would watch TV when her body couldn’t move anymore.
she’d catch up on all the movies she hadn’t seen or watch “Sex in the City” for the 1st time.
Now there is too much content.
she’s frozen.
Analyze to Paralyze…

God, is the World passing dievca by? or can she catch a ride on the next trend?

Anyone out there feeling the same?


Not so good on the ‘red eye’

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How do people do it?
dievca isn’t looking so pretty….yes, that’s drool.


And the Southwest squirted dievca back

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to the West Coast.  Rain in Sedona, AZ – Taos, NM – Albuquerque, NM – Flagstaff, AZ squirted dievca back to the West Coast.  Maybe dievca is a “rainmaker”.  Those rains were mostly good soaking rains (except for Flagstaff), not enough to help with the drought, but better than nothing. 

This afternoon should offer some sun. Stay cool, stay dry! XO

Photo: dievca: Morning on Coronado  08/2021


Cruisin’

Cruising is distinguished from regular driving by the social and recreational nature of the activity, which is characterized by an impulsively random, often aimless course. A popular route (or “strip”) is often the focus of cruising. “Cruise nights” are evenings during which cars drive slowly.

dievca went to College in a mid-sized City and worked selling dance clothing and shoes her Junior/Senior year for extra cash.  The store was off the historical “Main Strip” where kids would cruise in their cars on Friday and Saturday nights.  She was amazed to see the activity continue in the mid-80’s, because she thought it was a 1960’s and a Southern thing.

Wrong.

The same feeling occurred, last night – watching a few of lowriders cruising in Albuquerque.  They joined the ranks of a couple of vintage cars and souped-up mufflers on pick-up trucks.  They ALL made dievca smile~

Apparently, New Mexico claims to be the Lowrider Capital of the World.
The town Espanola in particular:

Wedged between two national forests and split by the Rio Grande sits Española, New Mexico. With a population just over 10,000, and an economic relevance that peaked when the railroad rolled through in 1880, you wouldn’t expect much more than Southwestern small-town tourist fare here. All the more surprising, then, that it’s become the Lowrider Capital of the World.

It started small, 60 years ago. The lowrider scene had already taken root in Los Angeles, a new car culture born of rebellion. Its brash, flashy, low-and-slow mantra served as an act of defiance by Chicanos who had long been told to keep their heads down, work hard, and assimilate into the white American mainstream. Lowriders were an outward statement that they weren’t content to blend in. They had arrived, they had a culture all their own, and they wanted people to know it.

Showing off on the street is a surefire way to draw police attention, and lowriders were no exception. Hydraulic suspension, the defining feature of a modern lowrider, was invented in response to harassment from law enforcement. California authorities made it illegal for any part of a car’s bodywork to sit lower than the bottom of the wheel. With hydraulics, you could raise the car to dodge a ticket and slam it back down when the cops were gone.

That resonated in Española. The town, sometimes called “Little L.A.,” has deep ties to the Hispanic and Chicano communities of Southern California. Families that had been in New Mexico for generations would head west seeking opportunity and return with money and a taste of California culture. Lowriders were a natural fit for Española, a continuation of the artistic tendencies that had defined Northern New Mexico for hundreds of years.

Excepts from Road and Trackclick here for more and some great machines

 

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When you have a good friend who is Dutch

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The title of this book has great meaning!

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dievca thought this appropriate for Master and her meeting, she’s not sure he agrees ~


What the Customs Duty paid for~

  • Dries van Noten Teal Crocodile Derby’s $890 for $366 (now $240 – size 38 run more like an 8.5)
  • Dries van Noten Snakeskin Platform Sandals $885 for $646 (sold out elsewhere)
  • Laura Manoogian Brown Bow Pants $350 for $249 (Cheaper elsewhere, but the size was too large for dievca)

The Derby’s were too large, so they had to be returned. The pants will be worn in the Winter – they are a heavy knit.

The Sandals are being worn on this trip with:

  • Eddie Bauer White Jeans $80 for $55 
  • Dries van Noten Floral Tee Shirt  eBay $80

The customs re-imbursement bought:

 

  • Dries van Noten purple knit bra and briefs $220 for $114 and $280 for $109
  • Acne Studios Star Bag $250 for $98
  • Pearls Before Swine Simple Silver Ring Set $250 for $137

Now, before you pass judgement on the amount spent…remember that dievca sold items this month at Buffalo Exchange for $300, the RealReal for $1250, and has 6 items out to Decades in LA. Plus two items have sold on eBay during dievca’s travels = $200.

$1488 bought, $1750 sold + with more listed.

And if you are interested – Master thinks dievca’s machinations for reducing and rebuilding her closet are hilarious. 

“Diversity, dievca, Diversity”


Working against the slow start

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Good Morning! Have a good week.


Interesting on so many levels

cigars

dievca was looking for a little submissive elegance and ran into this advertisement from the Cigar Institute of America.  Their message is interesting on many levels: Why just single girls? Is she a gold digger? Does she just want to be taken care of like a good cigar? Can you truly justify that starting to smoke cigars young will keep you young? She does look older than he does.  If you don’t inhale you can still enjoy the rich flavor – is that like not swallowing in fellatio?  Hmm – much to think about~


Panty Personalities

Underwear is a secret that a dievca shares with herself.  It’s  an identity she hides under her clothes, a part of her feminine mystique she keeps tucked away from the eyes of the general public. Perhaps she shares it with a partner~ perhaps not.

A lady’s choice of panties has a lot to do with her style. You might be able to guess what kind of underwear she’s got on under a pencil skirt or maxi dress. Maybe she isn’t wearing anything at all?

What a woman chooses to don under her outer garments also says a lot about her personality. Whether she prefers comfort to sexy or cotton to lace, every girl’s panty preference gives a lot of insight into the woman she is.

Whether she’s a go-getter or a laid-back kind of woman, you can bet her panties reflect her personal mantras as well as her aspirations.

So, what does your underwear choice say about your personality?

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You’re a sporty girl with a great butt. Nothing looks quite as adorable as a pair of ass cheeks hanging out the back of a pair of flirty boy shorts. You’re the kind of girl who dresses for herself and your style is easy-going and free.

You’re the kind of woman people depend on, one who can lead a group with comfort and ease. You’re innovative and charismatic, but you’re also very social and friendly.

You’re a go-getter and a hard worker. You put comfort first so you can always be on your game. You don’t have time to waste buying expensive, frilly panties when you have so much on your plate.

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You are a bad bitch! There’s no argument about it. A thong is the staple of the Alpha Female, the leader of the pack. You take no sh*t from anyone.

You might be a little (read: a lot) intimidating; no one will argue you’re anything but fierce.

You’re the one your friends look to when making plans and you’re the one they go to when seeking guidance. You’re sexy as hell and definitely a man-eater.

You hold your own in every relationship and are never afraid to speak your mind.

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You’re into clean lines, but also staying super comfy throughout your exhausting 9-5 workday. You’d much rather be snuggled up with a marathon of “GoT” than have to slave away over a report for your boss.

Sometimes people call you lazy, but it just isn’t the case. You’re just super chill and would rather spend your time doing you than doing mindless bullsh*t for The Man.

You want to be dancing at music festivals, not dancing around office gossip. You don’t have time or patience for other people’s sh*t.

Your dream life would consist of lying on a beach somewhere, catching rays with a gorgeous man, sipping cocktails from coconuts and washing your worries away in the ocean. You were made for the island life, not life chained to a desk.

You’re the ultimate free spirit, and you own it.

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There are two things about you that make you likable and awesome: First, you like to be comfortable and you give zero f*cks about what anyone thinks about your underwear choices, and secondly, you’re definitely quirky and you’re cool with it.

Incidentally, your ginormous underwear choice also likely means you aren’t getting laid often. (Sorry.) It also indicates you aren’t one for skinny jeans or mini skirts.

You’re a woman who prefers a date with Netflix over a date with a man, and knows the only person you’ve got to answer to is yourself.

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You are a hot mama and aren’t afraid to show it. You’re a sexually-free woman who marches to the beat of her own drum.

You enjoy the company of men more than you do women, having always found more comfort in the male species as guys make you feel at ease. I guess there’s just something about catty women that’s always repelled you.

You’re the life of the party — never afraid of the last shot or taking on a bet from one of your friends. You have problems with limits because you never want to stop having fun.

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You’re a laidback girl with everything on her mind but settling down. Your brain is on your next big project or your impeding promotion.

You’re quiet and shy, but not meek. You like to keep to yourself because you know it’s the best way to get sh*t done.

You aren’t running around, desperate for new friends. You’re loyal to a fault and always have your BFFs back when she needs you.

You keep your close friends close and couldn’t care less if you’re the belle of the ball or with everyone else.

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Did you know going commando is actually really, really good for your health? Your vagina will thank you and we all know if your vagina is happy, you’re happy.

You’re an easy-going girl who doesn’t have time to f*ck with something as arbitrary as underwear. Why would you want to make extra laundry when you can forgo the laundromat by skipping out on panties?

You’re a problem-solver who’d rather spend her time enjoying the sunshine than sitting inside folding her clothes.

You live life with so much passion, and you find the endless beauty in every single thing. People admire your positive energy.

Girls want to be you, and guys want to be with you. You’re genuine, and it shines through and through.

So, which pair speaks to you or your Dominant?


An upgrade on (1996) Candie’s

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dievca was fascinated by the faux wood and the ability of people to walk in Candie’s Sandals.
Dr. Scholl’s  were bad enough!

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But, dievca ran into these mule sandals and is taking a second look~

Leather Mules


Boobs

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Your breasts grow and grow and grow during puberty, but by the time you’re between 18 and 20, breasts are usually “fully developed,” or finished growing. This doesn’t mean that the size of your breasts at age 18 are the size your breasts will be forever. Hormonal changes, weight loss, and weight gain can all have an effect on the size of your breasts.

After puberty and before pregnancy (if you become pregnant) is when your breasts are likely to appear the fullest. The two main things that give your breasts a shape and size are fat and fibrous connective tissue. After your breasts have finished developing your breasts are likely composed of more fibrous tissue than fatty tissue. Genetics have a hand in breast composition too. If your mom and grandma and grandma’s grandma all have very dense, fibrous breasts, you likely will too.

Gravity is a very real scientific force that no one on this planet can escape. Breasts can be heavy, gravity pulls down on heavy things, and this means your breasts may start showing gravity’s effects when you’re in your 40s. The second thing is that skin loses elasticity as it ages, so with the combined effect of gravity, it’s not unlikely that your breasts will sit lower on your chest. The third thing? Breasts get fattier, they’ll start to feel less dense in your 40s than they did when you were 23 or 33. They’ll look less full as a result, and the fullest part of them will sit lower on your chest.
Some women actually see an increase in breast size after menopause. That increase in size is caused by a few things: general weight gain all over the body, increased water retention, and a change in hormone levels. As with pre-menopause, breasts will be even less dense and composed of more fatty than fibrous tissue at this stage. This means the fullest part of your breasts will sit lower on your chest than it did before.

Even though most people’s breasts go through these same basic stages, you’d still be incredibly hard-pressed to find your exact booby twin roaming around in this world.

Maybe this tea towel will help!

All Shapes of Beauty Tea Towel $18 Uncommon Goods

All Shapes of Beauty Tea Towel $18 Uncommon Goods (click photo to purchase)

A Thank You to Cosmo Magazine, the New York Times and dievca’s Doctor.


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.

The Things You Find – Harry Potter BDSM

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Via TheRooster.com – Harry Potter words describing BDSM actions seems to be thriving in Colorado (2018) as a kind of code for BDSM to be brought up in conversation:

Muggles – People who have tame non-kinky sex (Vanilla)

Wizards – Dominants

witches – submissives

Wand – Sex Toy

Azkaban – Sex Dungeon

Aguamenti – When you’re super wet.

Gillyweed – When you go down on someone for a long time and need that extra lung capacity.

Death Eater – A rimjob.

Longbottom – Ass play.

Unicorns – Swingers or a bi-girl who is down for threesomes.

The Dark Mark – A spanking.

Ravenclaw – Mindfuck play.

Scourgify – Commanding a sub to clean up after sex.

Following that theme – we can bring in some BDSM objects to show your Harry Potter House Loyalties:

Harry Potter Colors

For Rope Bondage:

Harry Potter Bondage Rope Colors

For Discipline – Leather Floggers:

Harry Potter House Long Flogger

Time to breakout your Harry Potter Lingerie!


Make me Melt

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Fleur du Mal‘s Ice Cream Embroidery Demi Bra features playful custom ice cream cone embroidery on sheer stretch tulle. Demi style cups with scalloped edge detailing. Stretch charmeuse bands with back hook and eye closure for a customized fit. Unlined. Pair with the matching Ice Cream Embroidery Cheeky and Garter Belt for a mouthwatering set.

Click HERE for all of Fleur du Mal neat to eat ICE CREAM TREATS!


Got Lemons?

Lemons

Make Lemonade!


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.

Master laughed

dievca was a vision in green with the Xirena Aiden cotton gauze dress in Juniper:

Xirena Aiden Dress Juniper

The dress wasn’t the problem – it was that she added these two items to the mix:


What grounded the Green Monster? Nike Thea Print Comic:

Nike Thea comic print white


Tough decision…

Popsicle

Looking for a popsicle, cock, popsicle, cock….


Thoughts on the 4th of July

Women dressed up in Washington, DC July 4 1919. GHI-Universal History Archive via Getty Images

Women dressed up in Washington, DC July 4 1919. GHI-Universal History Archive via Getty Images

The 4th of July parade was such a big deal in dievca’s hometown. People dressed up, bands played, Veterans marched.
Is it still like that in small towns?

NYC may have a parade…dievca is not sure. she’s never looked it up or gone to watch. What she really misses is the Beer and Bratwurst Tent that the Lions Club sponsored for the weekend – their bratwursts were pork.
(Is the corn knee-high by the 4th of July? If yes – its a good crop year)
In the evening of the 4th, you would sit almost under the fireworks offered at the local High School Soccer fields. It was social, yet – intimate. dievca felt like she was a part of the Earth and the Universe.

Something to ponder.

So, dievca’s hometown did host a parade and fireworks this year, but the Brat Tent is on hold until 2022…


(show it) at the beach

Feet at the Beach

Oh they won’t let us show it at the beach no they won’t let us show it at the beach
They think we’re gonna grab it if it gets within our reach
And they won’t let us show it at the beach

But you can show it in your parlor to most anyone you choose
You can show it at a party with your second shot of booze
You can show it on the corner wearin’ overcoat and shoes
But they won’t let us show it at the beach
No they won’t let us show it at the beach friends
Ah they won’t us show it at the beach
Oh they’re sure we’re gonna grab it if it gets within our reach
So they won’t let us show it at the beach

But you can show it in the movies on the cineramic screen
You can show it in the most sophisticated magazine
You can show it while you’re bouncing on the high school trampoline
But they won’t let us show it at the beach

But if you’ve got a gun it’s legal to display it on your hip
You can show your butcher knives to any interested kid
But if it’s made for lovin’ then you’d better keep it hid
And they won’t let us show it at the beach
 
Shel Silverstein
 
Photo: dievca Fire Island 2018


Lusting after something ridiculous…

1227 giant floor lamp by Anglepoise is a triple sized lamp designed to celebrate the 70th birthday of Original 1227 lamp
When dievca stayed in the new hotel on Roosevelt Island earlier this month, she fell in lust with an immense floor lamp:
1227 giant floor lamp by Anglepoise is a triple-sized lamp designed to celebrate the 70th birthday of Original 1227 lamp
The lighting was amazing, the lamp is quirky, fun and would fit her 13 foot ceilings. Too bad the price was around $4000+.

Maybe, some day, dievca will get a pre-loved version.  Right now, she needs to save her $ for a new sleeper sofa.  Her current one was a floor sample, 15 years ago from IKEA. It is on its last legs, even with a newer cover. Sigh

1227 giant floor lamp by Anglepoise is a triple sized lamp designed to celebrate the 70th birthday of Original 1227 lamp yellow

Click on the photo to purchase from Design Within Reach – colorways: Dove Grey, Jet Black, Marine Blue, Crimson Red, Blossom Pink, Duck Egg Blue, Citrus Yellow and Alpine White. $4100