Midsommar Celebration NYC

Yesterday, the Swedish Consulate in NYC hosted a Midsommar Celebration in Battery Park City, downtown Manhattan. dievca biked down after work to see the chaos.  According to her friend, it was quite similar to what goes on in Sweden for Midsommar. Singing, dancing, eating, drinking while wearing floral crowns. A celebration of the Earth, topped off with the raising of the phallic Maypole (something about balls and a cock piercing Mother Earth. etc.)

It was too crazy to try to get food, so a bodega further uptown offered simple fair and the Hudson River offered a spectacular view.

Today, dievca is working and then heading out to watch the Germany/Sweden World Cup game. Afterward. dievca is hosting a small cocktail party for her visiting friend.

Have a fabulous, close to Midsommar Saturday. 🥂🥃🍸🍺

Photos: dievca 06/2018 Battery Park

Stay cool!


Sweltering in NYC and other places- hope you are staying cool!

Photo: Pirelli Calendar

Bachata at Bryant Park

Bachata is a style of dance that originated in the Dominican Republic. It is danced widely all over the world but not identically. The basics to the dance are three-step with a Cuban hip motion, followed by a tap including a hip movement on the 4th beat.

Throughout the Summer, in NYC, there is live music and dancing at various venues:
Lincoln Center, Bryant Park,  Meatpacking District , the High Line, etc.

dievca’s Home Opener for summer dancing was in Bryant Park: Bachata

Since dievca is on the “free” WordPress Plan, she had to convert her video to a gif and lost the sound.

The Bryant Park offering was free and had a lesson before the heavy dancing began. Yes, a lot of people with Latin roots came out to dance, but there was a strong showing from the Asian population and more. dievca opted for a glass of Rosé with a friend during the class and hit the dance floor afterward. Inexpensive fun!

(click if you want to see a demo of bachata)

On a side note: the public bathrooms at Bryant Park have been renovated and are insanely nice….so if you are caught out in NYC and need to go — make sure you are around NYC Main Public Library to use the “Taj Mahal” of public bathrooms.


Had a bit of an “eye-opener” this morning…

Kevin Beltz Sterling Silver Flasher Earrings – on Auction (click on photo for link)

Click photo to purchase

I thought I should respond by flashing back in my Moschino Pin-Up Raincoat.


Hmmm, lingerie or sans lingerie…


When someone asks you a question, respond.

I’m direct
I’m blunt.
I’m Midwestern.
Call a spade is a spade.

I absorb and learn from criticism.
I pick my ass up after a failure.

If I ask a question, I expect an answer.
I’m not asking just to make noise.

I’m waiting for the answer.
Even if that answer is negative.
Even if you think I won’t like the answer.

And if I asked two questions, I am looking for the answer to both questions.

I am sorry if you have trouble offering a negative answer.
Or any answer at all.
Not my problem.

But it is my problem when I am trying to schedule my life and I asked the question for a reason.

The avoidance becomes disrespectful and rude.

My ire doesn’t matter – because I’m still waiting for your answer.

I’m not playing a game, its my Life.


Monday Morning Musings (and questions)

Hello,
Good Morning! How are you?
I survived the weekend intact, did you? I am back at work bright and early this morning, too. It’s just that time of the year~

My blog is running out of media memory — has anyone else run into that issue? I have  some time before it goes, but the countdown has started — “what to do, what to do”.

At the same time this is occurring, I am starting to focus on setting up a third (count ’em) graduate degree program.  I came into a small amount of money and am looking at a scholarship.  We will see what happens.

Add that Master is having some heath issues — nothing serious, but enough to be a headache. I cannot help, so I keep an eye open and wait.

Overall, I am focused on certain pieces of Life and distracted by others.

I guess what I am asking in this post is —what do you think about blogging?
Is it a dying skill with Instagram all over?
Is it too hard to take time to read when you are bombarded by quick hits like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.?

What do you want to do with your time?
What do I want to do with my time?
Who should we spend it with?

Thank you for spending time with me. XO


Walk with me in my ‘hood…


Photo: dievca NYC 05/2018