Coffee and music on a Monday Morning

Musical Notes Coffee Image

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

coffee bandit

Good Morning! Have a good week.


Dad Humor – coffee-based

coffee-jokes

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.

Hudson Yard-henge

Photo: dievca Hudson River NYC 07/2021

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

naked-patriotic-woman-wrapped-in-american-flag-mugs

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.


travel via coffee

coffee strengths

GOOD MORNING!
What’s your strength?


It’s a long drive to Mom

coffee gif

Do you think they will look at me strange when I take all of the coffee at the motel?

Good Morning!


Something for a slow start and the mists~


It’s a slow morning in NYC – clouds are hanging low.
The perfect time for elegant non-sense before the grind begins.
The 1974 female cover-version is stunning.
Good Morning!


The challenges of ordering with a mask on…

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dievca thought they asked what kind of milk to use for the cappuccino — she said, “whole milk”.  Apparently they heard, “oat milk” so they made a ‘normal’ cappuccino, then added additional oat milk.  The coffee was about $6 and kinda “nutty”.

Does anyone else have any good ‘ordering with a mask on’ stories?

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Taking it to the next level

GOOD MORNING!


And the coffee gave me some weird visions

Look Human Butt Mushroom Coffee Cup

Not sure dievca would like to look at this cup in the morning…..


A little coffee eases dealing with Grumpy~

Ann Margret grumpy-old-men-screenshot coffee
Ann-Margret, screenshot from Grumpy Old Men (1993) – a film which made dievca laugh quite hard.


Just Add Coffee

Good Morning!


~adding a little elegance to your week~

Good Morning!


Espresso on the Street

An absolutely amazing idea

and dievca can tell you where to set up shop in NYC.

Anyone interested?


Morning Light

Morning LightSmell the sweet air of Spring
Sliding into the City
Surrounding the sounds of Morning
Softly blunting the edge of Reason

Photo: dievca, NYC 03/2021

A moment of Peace


before the Week begins!
Have an excellent Monday.


Well, that coffee break would be a treat~

Leiter: Where did you get that suit?
Bond: My tailor, in Saville Row.
Leiter: Mine’s from Washington, Felix Leiter: Central Intelligence Agency.


When you have got a week….


dievca’s week will be a challenge.
What does your week look like?


A Coffee Cup for Friends~

New York Snowstorm by Karl Stevens Coffee Mug (click photo to purchase)

dievca still loves her snow. XO




Something to beat the Slush on a Saturday!

dievca is off to work.
Here’s a little Sunshine for your day.
XO


Sleepy on a Snowy Morning!


Stay warm and have a coffee for dievca and Hilda. XO


“I’m a little busy trying to get it together~”


“Re-ask me your asinine question in 5….”