Desperate times call for

Desperate Measures…

You take what you can find at dievca’s Mom’s House. 

Last night dievca found this:

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Who on God’s Earth brought this over?

And this afternoon she found this:

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A staple at a Chicago Cubs Game~

Both offerings are rough around the edges – but in a pinch, they’ll do~

dievca’s running to the Grocery store late tonight – the next visit won’t be as desperate.

PS. Her Mom is doing relatively well. 


Not so good on the ‘red eye’

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How do people do it?
dievca isn’t looking so pretty….yes, that’s drool.


Cruisin’

Cruising is distinguished from regular driving by the social and recreational nature of the activity, which is characterized by an impulsively random, often aimless course. A popular route (or “strip”) is often the focus of cruising. “Cruise nights” are evenings during which cars drive slowly.

dievca went to College in a mid-sized City and worked selling dance clothing and shoes her Junior/Senior year for extra cash.  The store was off the historical “Main Strip” where kids would cruise in their cars on Friday and Saturday nights.  She was amazed to see the activity continue in the mid-80’s, because she thought it was a 1960’s and a Southern thing.

Wrong.

The same feeling occurred, last night – watching a few of lowriders cruising in Albuquerque.  They joined the ranks of a couple of vintage cars and souped-up mufflers on pick-up trucks.  They ALL made dievca smile~

Apparently, New Mexico claims to be the Lowrider Capital of the World.
The town Espanola in particular:

Wedged between two national forests and split by the Rio Grande sits Española, New Mexico. With a population just over 10,000, and an economic relevance that peaked when the railroad rolled through in 1880, you wouldn’t expect much more than Southwestern small-town tourist fare here. All the more surprising, then, that it’s become the Lowrider Capital of the World.

It started small, 60 years ago. The lowrider scene had already taken root in Los Angeles, a new car culture born of rebellion. Its brash, flashy, low-and-slow mantra served as an act of defiance by Chicanos who had long been told to keep their heads down, work hard, and assimilate into the white American mainstream. Lowriders were an outward statement that they weren’t content to blend in. They had arrived, they had a culture all their own, and they wanted people to know it.

Showing off on the street is a surefire way to draw police attention, and lowriders were no exception. Hydraulic suspension, the defining feature of a modern lowrider, was invented in response to harassment from law enforcement. California authorities made it illegal for any part of a car’s bodywork to sit lower than the bottom of the wheel. With hydraulics, you could raise the car to dodge a ticket and slam it back down when the cops were gone.

That resonated in Española. The town, sometimes called “Little L.A.,” has deep ties to the Hispanic and Chicano communities of Southern California. Families that had been in New Mexico for generations would head west seeking opportunity and return with money and a taste of California culture. Lowriders were a natural fit for Española, a continuation of the artistic tendencies that had defined Northern New Mexico for hundreds of years.

Excepts from Road and Trackclick here for more and some great machines

 

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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!


Smooth Travel

(Click on the photos to see the brands)
The backpack takes the load, the Nikes carry the load, the sweater keeps it warm, the linen keeps it cool, the spandex allows flexibility. dievca wore black incase something gets spilled on the plane, plus its forgiving on body type so she didn’t look too sloppy.


A late start~

Conde Nost: Vogue Photo 1959 Chevy Impala and model

dievca was busy trying to get the ball rolling~
XO

 


Coffee packet for the road~


Always desperate for good coffee at my Parents’,
M. gave me a coffee packet for the trip.

The name made me laugh like heck!
We’ll see how those caramel notes soothe stressed nerves.
XO d.


Flying across the pond…


Your submissive is waiting.


An Eclectic View of Lisbon


On the go – flight to relaxation. Have a good Saturday!

Everybody else is going green, so we will too- Bring us a bottle of vinho verde.”

 


Ain’t they S’well? (something of use)

Peridot

Green for Coffee, Orange for Tea.
Try not to mix them.
It works.
dievca was gifted her green S’well bottle about 5 years ago. The orange one she bought on eBay. The bottles fit into her bike water bottle holder or in her backpack. It keeps her coffee or tea warm for hours. The bottles are bright enough to see at 5 am and also hard to lose at work. They have been dropped in the middle of 34th Street and survived traffic.

They do not leak, they can be rinsed easily, they take a beating, they come in many colors, they are stainless steel = no food staining or odors, the bottles fit in a car drink holder and they replace plastic water bottles or coffee cups.

Price point – $25 to $45 depending upon size

Something very useful!

Birds of Paradise

 

In 2010, Sarah Kauss launched S’well with the mission to rid the world of plastic water bottles. She believed that if her company made a crave-worthy bottle that combined fashion with function, people would stop buying disposable bottles and it could cut single-use plastic consumption worldwide. It was an audacious goal, but Sarah knew the world needed S’well.

Seven years later, S’well is the fastest growing woman-owned company in the country! The fan base has been built by word of mouth, one enthusiastic user to another. S’well is making a big difference by helping keep single-use plastic out of landfills and waterways.

(click graphic to link to the full article)
Which pattern is your favorite S’well?


Share a coffee with me?


“Morrn’”


The 4:30 am solution

If the K-Cup coffee offered is terrible — here’s a solution for the 4:30 am coffee need.

The view works for a lovely wake up moment, too.

Good Morning from Your dievča.


between the lines (elfje)

words
tell tales
you are tired
read between the lines
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Photo: Alamy, tired-traveller-Beijing-International-Airport-China