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:
- Pringle Argyle Cashmere Sweater in brown (vintage) $30
- Columbia Down Vest in brown (used) $17
- Plaid Converse Chuck Taylor Slip-Ons in brown (new) $25
- COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in grey $15 (new)
- COS Basic 100% cotton t-shirt in white $15 (new)
- 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!)
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.
of the Midwest, but you can’t take the Midwest out of the dievca.
Such a simple thing to make someone so happy during a sh*tty time.
(Click photos to enlarge)
Hmmm…dievca falls into this group…
Undergraduate and graduate women (N = 245) from a large midwestern university volunteered to complete nine self‐report scales and inventories. Thirty‐seven percent of the sample reported they had experienced nocturnal orgasm, and 30% reported having had the experience in the past year. The predictors accounted for a statistically significant amount of variation in each of the dependent variables: 33% of “ever experienced nocturnal orgasm,” 44% of “experienced nocturnal orgasm in the past year,” and 27% in the case of “frequency of nocturnal orgasm in the past year.” Positive attitudes toward and knowledge of nocturnal orgasms, sexual liberalism, and waking sexually excited from sleep (without experiencing orgasm) were the most important predictors of nocturnal orgasm experience.
-The Journal of Sex Research, Volume 22, 1986 – Issue 4. Barbara L. Wells
Years ago, dievca had a discussion with one of her male Graduate School pals
about what a Woman looked sexiest in.
The sweet Midwestern boy immediately answered, “a sun dress”.
That has stuck in dievca’s mind.
Jason Wu references the Hotel Esencia for his latest capsule collection – the striped patterns are inspired by the chairs that line its beaches. Recently spotted on Tina Leung, this cotton-poplin dress has a close-fitting bodice that’s gently twisted and is balanced by a fluid A-line skirt. You’ll love that it’s cleverly designed with discreet slant pockets and wide grosgrain straps that will easily hide your bra.
– Ivory and black cotton-poplin, black grosgrain
– Concealed hook and zip fastening at back
– 100% cotton; trim: 50% cotton, 50% viscose
– Dry clean
Something a little easier for dievca to wear, presenting for Master in public.
Easier than nude with the LARGE hat.
My Dad made it home. So what if he has to be a “tubie”, he’s walking better, cognitive skills are excellent, can do everything that is important – heck, we can’t ask for anything more. Dad went into the hospital on his Birthday and he made it home for his Anniversary. 62 years – May Day! Mom’s skinny as a toothpick, but she is holding up, too.
Me? I’m pooped (tired). It was a long day of squeezing in work, NYC traffic, flight, rental car, drive, learning the tube feeding process and fighting with the pharmacy. Add Dad getting on me that it’s garbage day tomorrow — yeah, that brain is doing just fine~
But the Sunset after a lovely 71 F (22 C) day? Amazing!
That extra shine is the sun hitting the water of a lake.
All-in-all, a very good day.
Photo: dievca 04/2018
Perhaps you remember that dievca was born in “Fly Over” country….the middle of the USA to be precise. You might not have realized that Master was born in the Midwest, too. He left earlier than dievca did…
Every once in a while dievca likes to honor that heritage and last Friday was
Master’s Midwestern Moment
via dievca. dievca invited Master over for a dinner channeling a traditional Midwestern Meal and presentation.
On the Menu:
Fresh Cut Green Peppers and Tomatoes from the Fire Escape with carrots from the Farmer’s Market along with Goat Cheese and Wisconsin Rye Crackers.
Master brought the wine:
Conversation and cooking occurred for the next 1.5 hours.
Dinner was served at 6:30 pm sharp!
(a little late for the Midwest, but a 1/2 way point with NYC)
After Dinner a little more conversation and relaxing — no hurrying at all.
dievca perked up and asked Master if he would like some Apple Crumble, another glass of wine, a little cock worship or a presentation outfit.
Master chose the Presentation Outfit.
So dievca changed out of this:
Naked and waxed beneath with Master’s Drop Earrings and Burberry Zipper Heels:
Offerings to Master
2nd Round of Cock Worship
Aha Moment! Master gets even larger watching His dievca Orgasm
Multiple Orgasm Finish (for both parties)
The second dessert was offered after a time of odalisquescing and boneless relaxation:
Apple Crumble (Made with four types of apples from the Farmers Market):
Hopefully dievca did the Midwest proud.
Master seemed to think so~
How ’bout you?
Belly laughs are considered good things in most venues, and volunteering is a given.
dievca is rarely on Facebook, it’s not her thing. Once in a while she does a fly-by and looks at odds and ends, etc. she checked out the page of a New Yorker she knows and read through a post about their snowstorm experience.
dievca’s first thought?
They are so not Midwestern…
The post made a point about helping a friend who owns a Brownstone with apartments rented out, shovel all day. A commendable activity indeed!
But don’t forget:
- You could be looking at a lawsuit if your sidewalk isn’t clean in NYC and someone gets injured in front of your building (place of business or apartment building). While snow is falling, complaints are not accepted for snowy or icy sidewalks. After the snow stops falling, if you are a property owner, you must clear snow and ice on your sidewalk to create a path for pedestrians. You must also remove snow and ice from sidewalks next to bus stops and hydrants. www1.nyc.gov
- If you hire local kids or a person in need — they could use the money.
- dievca’s Midwestern practicality kicks in here: if you aren’t in shoveling shape or do it wrong- shoveling is dangerous. Mixing in alcohol throughout the day isn’t the best idea.
dievca was also fascinated that the person was so:
- proud that they helped shovel.
- proud that they helped shovel a needy person’s sidewalk and had to mention that they weren’t even paid for it.
- amazed at the camaraderie that shared work offers.
Welcome to being Midwestern.
This is an absolute basic tenet of human expectation for where dievca came from… Things don’t have to be set “mitzvahs” (a meritorious or charitable act) to be valuable. You just do the doing because it needs to get done. And Midwestern good manners in the form of a sincere “Thank You” is usually the reward. No need for money or the promise of future good will.
The post made dievca a little sad to think that a basic human kindness had to be documented and shared as the exception and not the norm.
Even though she is in NYC — dievca is Midwestern and that drives her behavior. she does for friends, because they need, she doesn’t want payment — being appreciated is enough.
To have known Midwesterness is to have looked at the sky, to read the clouds, and know the screech of tornado sirens. It is all the contradictions of passivity and sometimes self-indulgent ignorance, as well as knowing the meaning of loyalty, kindness, and unspoken anxiety always at the corners of life. It is to know awe; genuine, gob smacking awe at the greens of a dragonfly, the belly of a hummingbird, the taste of a fried tomato, as well as the sight of a Calder or an Oldenburg sculpture occupying the grass.
It is a built-in patience with many things, and open-faced impatience with that which seems time wasting or superficial, irrational, or especially unjust. It is also dumbfoundingly strange from time to time; creative, silly, and sometimes pointless.
dievca is proud to be Midwestern and she brings her own slice to the melting pot of a city. hers is a blunt, direct honesty that is sincere and clear.
This has gained her a steady and loyal following, befuddled people who thought they were God’s Gift – leaving them shocked to learn that dievca wasn’t interested and repelled potential ne’er′-do-wellers. It’s lost her fame and fortune, but saved dievca stress, headaches and gives her good health. It has allowed dievca to be loved, love in return, help herself and others become better people.
You are the company you keep and dievca keeps very good company. People of all colors, nationalities, sexual-orientations and ages she considers friends are honorary Midwesterners. (They might balk at the title–though they may reconsider it after they visit a State Fair.)
Here is a lovely piece of writing about “fly-over” country, dievca’s home.
C.A. Rooker: Why We Need the Flyover
Italics excepts and link from C.A. Rooker’s blog post — click the link for the full post.
Would you be willing to be called a Midwesterner?