Cultural Appropriation? Its just stuck in my head…

Now aren’t you just irritated with dievca?

Its stuck in your head, too!

Heh, heh, heh – XO


Made me laugh – a description of readers magnification

Caddis Eyewear offered this description of magnifications for Reading Glasses (readers, cheaters, magnifiers, blue light glasess)

dievca just started to laugh…see below. XO

 0.00: No magnification.

1.00: If you’re new to corrective eyewear, 40 or older, or believe that you don’t need glasses and you’re at least 45 years old, start with a 1.00. In the last several years we wish we had a buck for every time one of our friends said , “Cool company…but I don’t need reading glasses..” then we handed them a pair of 1.00 and without fail, “Holy shit!….this is awesome”. This is the gateway drug, game changer magnification level most start with.

1.50: As you begin to recognize the need, and eventual addiction, to seeing things clear again, you’ll want to upgrade and have a pair of +1.50 around. There are times of the day where the extra boost is welcomed.

2.00: More than likely, you’re already a buyer and user of corrective eyewear, so from here on out, you have some idea of what you need. More times than not, your first rodeo is not with a set of +2.00. You’ve probably flirted with the tower of shame at CVS, Walgreens, Krogers, etc.…the one that sits between the Dr. Scholls display and the Sonicare refill kits. You probably didn’t feel all that awesome…our goal is to change all that.

2.50: Varsity league user. We don’t need to tell you anything that you don’t already know. We also want to thank you for being a model citizen for those who will come after you. You’re a pioneer.

3.00: We got one word for our people in this group…… Magoo. You know who you are, and you know what we mean. Who loves you….we do. Caddis has a Magoo user on their team at headquarters, known as the Secret Squirrel, he sends you all a fist bump.


As a former…

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Look, Print or Download a copy here!


If I’m up, everyone is up!

Calvin Saturday


Cleaning the closet for Master: “The Basics Ma’am, just the Basics”

dievca found this blog title in her “drafts” file.  It was from 2016.
she just went through Master’s Closet this past Monday, 2023. 

The sorting/clear out is not an annual activity, but every two to three years.

The process consists of emptying everything out of the closet and drawers.  Taking a good look at each piece and sorting into a keep pile, repair pile, rag pile and Goodwill pile. Master loves to get rid of items. Then there is the painful process of buying replacement items either online or in person.  

dievca steps in with the second part of the process because Master tends to avoid shopping for replacement items.  But if you have tossed 3 faded/stained black t-shirts that you wear on repeat – you will need to replace them.

So, a large Nordstrom’s credit dictated the shopping destination for this year. Instead of Barneys and Banana Republic t-shirts, Master will be trying Vince, Rag & Bone and Frame Denim.  Apparently, dievca will be watching a fashion show of “the basics” the next time they meet. 

she thinks she will love this Rag & Bone Dexter waffle -weave cotton sweater:

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The Brightest Thing on a Rainy Day!

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Isn’t the Good Morning Coffee! 

It’s catching up with your Sir or Madam. XO


dievca wasn’t this bad, but~

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she hasn’t gone out much and she rides her bike to work at 5:40 am — that makes her useless around 11 pm.
Add alcohol? Yeah, the eyelids want to shut. XO


Saturday Night! (and I only want to be with You)

dievca has a friend who is a Bay City Rollers aficionado —
this song applies to dievca’s plans for this evening!

Honestly, its so bad, its good.
dievca hopes your evening is rockin’ , too!

(If you let it roll. the vdeo following is another Bay City Rollers favorite – “I only want to be with You”)


Ditto (a flashback)

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spirit duplicator (also referred to as a Rexograph or Ditto machine in North America, Banda machine in the UK, Gestetner machine in Australia) is a printing method invented in 1923 by Wilhelm Ritzerfeld that was commonly used for much of the rest of the 20th century.

The ditto machine used no ink. The user typed, wrote, or drew on a ditto master sheet which was backed by a second sheet of paper coated with a dye-impregnated, waxy substance. The inscribed image appeared on the back of the ditto sheet in reverse. The ditto machine used an alcohol-based fluid to dissolve some of the dye in the document, and transferred the image to the copy paper.

Though other colors of ditto sheets were available, purple was commonly used. In elementary school, dievca remembers that teachers would distribute drawing sheets for coloring or vocabulary. The sheets had been through the ditto machine, which gave purple outlines to  drawings, letters, numbers, and anything else needed.

When dievca taught High School she used the Ditto Machines for worksheets – there wasn’t a copier available…old school!

The output of the ditto machine had a special aroma. Students could tell when a class assignment was hot out of the machine by the strength of the odor of the pages. The smell came from the ditto machine’s duplicating fluid, a mix of methanol and isopropanol.

The photo above shows a mimeograph:

The mimeograph printing process used an ink-filled cylinder and ink pad. Documents had to be prepared on a special wax-covered stencil on a typewriter which had its ribbon disengaged. The typewriter thus made impressions in the stencil, which were filled with ink and squeezed onto paper by the mimeograph’s roller. The stencils could also be used with drawings made by hand.


After a long day – a moment for a beer

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Beers, a spoof of Joyce Kilmer’s Trees (1886-1918)

I THINK that I shall never hear
A poem lovely as a beer.
A brew that’s best straight from a tap
With golden hue and snowy cap;
The liquid bread I drink all day,
Until my memory melts away;
A beer that’s made with summer malt
Too little hops its only fault;
Upon whose brow the yeast has lain;
In water clear as falling rain.
Poems are made by fools I fear,
But only wort can make a beer.


Welcome 2023!

Happy, Healthy and Safe New Year to you!

❤️ your dievča


Any plans for today?

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dievca will be braving Target…


waiting for Santa

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Were you Naughty or Nice this Year?


when encrusted Thai rubies break the bank

Dolce and Gabbana embellishment looks like the affordable option
for New Years Eve!

The Aqua Blue sequin and Swarovski Crystal Boots are 60% off at MyTheresa!


and a sidestep with Scandal

Master was teasing His dievca about “her” music when she told Him about watching music videos on Sunday evenings for an hour because the family dievca was living with during her sports training didn’t have cable.  Weekly, at 10:58 pm, this song would come on to close out the music video hour. 

The next thing you know, Master is singing the “earworm” for the rest of the day…and dievca is flashing back to being 14 years old~


3 Holiday Parties in 4 days = Grumpy Santa

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Surviving SantaCon

Yesterday, it was SantaCon in NYC.
dievca had PT in Times Square, so she ended up in the thick of it during the late afternoon.  It hadn’t gotten super bad at that point.

Santa Con

What is SantaCon?

SantaCon is celebrated as an annual pub crawl where participants—all dressed up like Santa Claus—spend the day drinking at different participating bars.

As the SantaCon website says, “What is it? A SantaCon is a convention of santas – groups of men & women dressed like Santa. Why do it? Because it’s fun. That is all. It’s one of the few chances left for adults to be silly without any kind of agenda.”

When was the first SantaCon?

While an event of Santa-garbed people began in 1974 as an anti-consumerism demonstration, it wasn’t until 1994 that the first official SantaCon took place, which happened in San Francisco.

This is an interesting point that the SantaCon started as anti-consumerism – dievca was locking her bike to buy sushi for dinner, she asked a bouncer to keep an eye on it.  The bar had a consistent influx of “Santa’s but the bike was in his direct view.  After dievca picked up her sushi, she asked the bouncer how the afternoon was going and he pointed to the bar windows – the bar was packed. dievca then asked if SantaCon was a headache and the bouncer said that its a blessing – a boost in income for the year.

As dievca unlocked her bike, a group of 8 Ladies in their early 40’s wandered into the bar with their sparkly teal blue Santa Hats and matching t-shirts.  They had called in advanced to make reservations.  Does consuming drinks count as consumerism?

OK, Fair. SantaCon is annoying as heck when you get stuck in the middle of it while sober, but the activity does bring salvation to the Pubs of NYC.  It’s like putting up with the Tourists – New Yorkers just do it for the good of the City.


When the picture fits

Obey Lounging Nude T-shirt

dievca’s Dutch friend bought her a t-shirt for Christmas —
It’s dievca lounging as an Odalisque!

Actually, its from the brand OBEY
the lounging nude t-shirt in opal.

dievca loves it!


Coffee as a Stimulant….

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A few years ago Master had major surgery — the morphine was lovely, but it had consequences…

If dievca is ever stuck – just give her coffee. Leaded or unleaded will work.
It wasn’t so easy for Master…


Dinner problems…

dievca had a lovely evening – but she is learning that her body changes include how much her stomach can hold.  she though she was being mindful with the amount of rich food she was eating.  she didn’t eat before she arrived. she had done a good amount movement throughout the day, but the amount of food and drink she consumed killed her.  It might have been the full glass of water and two generous pours of wine.  Perhaps one has to be even more mindful, next time.

The good news was that the rain stopped, plus dievca’s Host and Hostess had no idea of her distress.

Again, a lovely evening – not quite as formal as dievca thought, and dievca got to trim a full Christmas Tree!
Remember, dievca has a Charlie Brown Tree in her apartment…

What dievca wore:


And they popped out…

Betty Boop

Blush Lingerie Grey Lace Sweetest Sin Lingeriedievca caught up with Master for their Anniversary.  she was keeping it simple with a Blush Lingerie “Sweetest Sin” Chamise. The only problem was it was a bit small on the top so her breasts were — lets say— a bit “unrestrained”.

It was a dievca disaster in the making except for fact that Master loved it!

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XOXO-OOOOOOO

Loewe Hug Dress

The Loewe “Hug” Dress

Are you covering your assets or is your Mistress giving you a hug from behind?

dievca will be giving Master a HUG and more – its their anniversary.


A Cortado for the Road – Leaving Miami

Screenshot_20221127_194112_Googledievca is doing her water workout at 6:30 am, picking up a cortado at her favorite Cuban “window” (Las Olas Café), then taking an Uber to the airport.

Will Smith is on repeat in her head…its been a very good trip.
(at least dievca isn’t hacking up her lungs anymore)

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Fascination

Part of the enjoyment of heading to Miami, FL is people watching.  dievca got an eyeful when sitting in the lounge before the flight and kept watching her target through the flight and the exit from the plane.

An Asian Lady arrived in the lounge with her highlighted hair in a low bun, but the see-thru lace skirt (over black underwear or bikini bottoms) and rhinestone sunglasses and sunglass strap caught dievca’s eye.  Note: the subject was about the same age as dievca.  Here’s her “NYC-Miami” travel look:

The lady had no coat on in NYC, no need for one in Miami. That see-thru skirt was something. And traveling in heels?  Her hair was shaken out and fluffed after the flight.
dievca’s simple black layers were tediously boring in comparison!
So, when dievca realized that she forgot sunglasses – she decided she needed  to add Rhinestones to her Life and a cheap pair of Foster Grants from CVS  fit the bill. XO

Florida Foster Grant Pink Burgundy Rhinestone Sunglasses


The Progression

Blow Dry Bob

dievca stepped on to the airplane, blown dry and straight.

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By the end of  eating Thanksgiving Dinner outside, her bob was moving into waves.

Curly Bob

This morning, after sleeping with the windows open and a breeze – the ringlets have appeared.
There is no fighting it.
You have to go with the flow~

What dievca wore to Thanksgiving Dinner:


Chick in Chains

Chick in Chains

Perhaps a little Tenderizing, too!
Aftercare of your Bird will allow it to cook evenly!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Photo by Thomas Buchta


A free ticket to Ride

Fashion show in the air

Fashion show in the air: entertainment for the passengers of the flights New York – Miami. The latest beach fashion is presented on board. Photography. About 1930. 

dievca had a free plane ticket to use up.
she’s heading to Miami, Florida for Thanksgiving, –
which is perfect because she should heal in the sun with Vitamin D.
The weather shows highs of 82F (28C) and lows of 72F (22C).

There is a little Catholic guilt about not seeing Family…
but she’ll get over it!
XO


Sensual Banana

Classic Moment of falling into the YouTube Rabbit Hole.

dievca hates to be photographed or videoed – but she thinks she could do this with panache!

(she just practiced on Master, yesterday…)


Workout, Work, PT

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dievca is on the MOVE this morning – are you?

Good Morning!


The surprise inside!

dievca was picking up a few items online from her favorite charity in NYC.  They run a yearly “Fashion for Action” fundraiser and various designers donate items for the BIG EVENT and the online sales portion.

One of the local NYC designers (Cartography.nyc) offered t-shirts with photographs on them – dievca picked up the “Hotel Chelsea” version. Mind you she didn’t look at all the photos listed before buying the T-shirt:

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The surprise was on the inside collar – dievca just started to laugh:

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