You know if it was NYC…

the sundeck would be jammed.

Not a bad place to take a good beer, right?
Château de Caen – William the Conqueror built the Castle c. 1060

Then dievca spotted this at the supermarché…what?
“Sex in a Canoe” Beer
Looks awful. 
(all the way from outside Dallas, Texas)

Phew~

Photos: dievca 08/2018 Caen, France

Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

Photo: dievca NYC 07/2018

All my bags are packed
I’m ready to go
I’m standin’ here outside your door
I hate to wake you up to say goodbye
But the dawn is breakin’
It’s early morn
The taxi’s waitin’
He’s blowin’ his horn
Already I’m so lonesome
I could die

So kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Now the time has come to leave you
One more time
Let me kiss you
Then close your eyes
I’ll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won’t have to leave alone
About the times, I won’t have to say

Oh, kiss me and smile for me
Tell me that you’ll wait for me
Hold me like you’ll never let me go
‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane
Don’t know when I’ll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go

Songwriter: John Denver

Leaving on a Jet Plane lyrics © Reservoir One Music, Reservoir Media Management Inc.
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Melting – and not in a good way.

dievca had the brilliant idea of riding her bike to 60 Centre Street to reschedule her Jury Duty.
she thought it would save time and avoid sweltering in the subway.

Reviews of the subway:

“It’s like a wet sauna,” said Todd Ronin, 36, as he waited for the R train, “like a dirty wet sauna with all the germs and the lovely things you find here.”

Paul Pope, 40, an electrician lugging about 40 pounds of equipment with him. The sensation, he said, was not pleasant. “Do I look too pleasant? Look at me, I am drenched right now. I am so drenched.”

“If it’s humid, that’s the worst part, ’cause New York turns into a swamp,” said Diego Medina, 33, who was heading home toward Ditmas Park. “There’s something about the humidity in the city and the crowding, I think, just gets people, makes people a little more crazy.”

That bike ride?
A Bad Idea.
dievca was completely drenched with sweat, too.
Her dress, her underwear, her hair – everything was…..soaked.


Then she ran back to work and froze in the Air Condition because she was completely wet.

That brought to mind the 2005 NY Times Article about Luxury Retail vs. Low End Retail Air Condition temperatures. The findings were, the more exclusive and expensive the store, the lower the temperatures (click here for the article)

After melting, things did get better. dievca decided since she came home wet, she would just go up to the rooftop to soak up some sun. It was really windy up on the roof and that dried dievca’s dress quickly. Lying in a bikini for 45 min warmed up her fatty tissue (boobs and ass).

Pasta and kale salad for dinner.

Then dievca topped the evening off with a silly Pinot Grigio (the bottle made her smile) and a Good Humor Ice Cream sandwich (childhood memories)
Inspired!

Stay cool!


Coffee, heat, Jury Duty, ships~

Good Morning!  It’s going to be warm and humid in NYC the next couple of days.  It looks like the Southwest is going to be REALLY toasty, too. but its a dry heat ~ she whines

dievca has planned a leisurely coffee before working the morning and then a jaunt to Jury Duty….she has to defer, as she is leaving for Europe  later this week. The travel? It’s mostly work and a bit of pleasure.  Master has returned from the West Coast, did a quick hit with dievca, then took off for Europe.  Master and dievca will be ships passing in the night.

Falls of Halladale (ship, 1886) Wrecked off the coast of Victoria, Australia in a fog – 1908.


Caught the eye~

Not the most gentle of advertisements in the windows, right? diievca had to stop.

In Nolita since 2003, Rice To Riches was brought to life by a simple journeyman.  He was vacationing through Italy one summer, and was inspired by the beautiful gelaterias he saw in Milan and Florence. Motivated by the assortment of flavors, and the ultra-inviting design, he set out to re-create that experience back home in NYC.

The minute he returned the little men in his head began to work… Having played one year earlier, with the idea of a restaurant which would feature a menu made up entirely of rice based dishes, along with his relentless drive to be completely unconventional, sparked the vision of the world’s first rice pudding snackateria.

For the next three years, this rice pudding architect worked seven days a week toward what he dreamt would someday become a NYC landmark.

First, there was the high-tech rice pudding test kitchen. Six months of (never good enough) simmering with a team of expert pastry chefs, honing their techniques until they arrived at the sacred recipes.

And then another year of intensive design for the store … every detail, even the bowls and spoons had to be meticulously styled to match the wild vibe of the Rice To Riches concept.
It all came together with a bang and a buzz in April 2003. And Rice To Riches has roused the passion of New Yorkers and dessert adoring people around the world.

  1. dievca’s Mother loves rice pudding….and its been hard to get her to eat.
  2. It’s been in business for 15 years – it’s a keeper.

Thinkin’ ’bout ICE CREAM

Dolce & Gabbana Gelato Print Clothing and Purse

Forget Myers-Briggs. How we eat our ice cream may be a personality indicator.

Maybe you are a hard-line cone person, or a no-exceptions cup person. Or maybe you can’t eat ice cream unless it’s in a milkshake or a sundae. Whatever your delivery method, a recent study from Baskin-Robbins claims it aligns with certain personality traits. The company teamed with Juliet A. Boghossian, a behavioral food expert, and found these traits.

If you prefer a cone, you are an optimist and a positive thinker. But that’s not all — the type of cone you choose says even more. People who favor sugar cones are “considered the life of the party and are funny, edgy and performers,” while those who prefer waffle cones “tend to be the host of the party, more traditional and nurturing caregivers.”

If you choose a cup, you’re a realist. Cup users are generally “analytical types who are rational thinkers.” They “are responsible, dutiful, family oriented and hardworking.”

If you like your ice cream in sandwich form, you’re an eccentric. People who love ice cream sandwiches “tend to have both strong introvert and extrovert tendencies, and they are known to be artistic, impulsive and idealistic.”

If you need toppings on a sundae, you’re ambitious. People who prefer the full sundae are “open, passionate, motivated … and loyalists who take calculated risks.”

If you just want to eat ice cream out of the carton, you’re practical. People who don’t like to fuss about an additional delivery method tend to be “resourceful, dependent, pragmatic, an introvert — and are often strong leaders.”

If you like eating your ice cream with a straw, you’re a free spirit. People who eat ice cream in milkshake form “are young at heart, fearless, athletic and more likely to take impulsive risks.”

So what does it mean when dievca likes her Ice Cream in a Fish with toppings?

Photos: dievca: Chinatown NYC 06/2018
Thank you to AARP for the silliness about ice cream personalities.

 


Trying something NEW!

dievca is still working on beating the heat and that calls for Iced Coffee in the morning.
dievca is trying out a Growler of coffee from Gregorys Coffee NYC…
She’ll let you know!
GOOD MORNING