Cocaine Princess

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mistakes, Opportunites, Signs.........




Cocaine Princess here.

I feel as if I've been neglecting this little awesome blog of mine, certainly not on purpose of course. I blame it on the season of summer and let me tell you it's been one hell of a summer so far! I've been spending a lot of time with my friends going out here and there which is why I haven't been posting my usual spectacular Friday entries that you all have become so use to. Not to worry, Canadian summers are very short.

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A couple of sleepless nights ago I was channel surfing when I came across "Oprah's Master Class." I've never been a fan of Ms.Winfrey however I am a fan of who the guest was in that particular episode, Vanessa Williams.  Towards the end of the show Vanessa said something that touched me:

"I always ask for guidance, show me the way, Give me a sign, I'll follow it. Just show it to me and it always comes, it always shows up when you are aware, when you look for it, even when you're not looking for it........."

Those of you who know me are well aware what a big believer I am in receiving signs and messages from the universe. 


As the show closed Oprah asked the following question that made me think, hmm....


"Are mistakes really mistakes, or just opportunities to move us into another direction?"


What do you think?
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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday!!

Whatever your plans are have a wonderful last weekend of July.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Friday, July 18, 2014

"You Don't Need To Famous Or Jesus To Do This"


Cocaine Princess here.

I've had another exhausting week. It's been one of those weeks where as soon as I stepped foot inside my house the first thing I did was fling my bra off and utter the word, ahh..........

I'll be back next Friday with a brand spanking new post. I promise.

In the meantime, I came across this article on the web: You've heard of people posting "selfies" on Twitter and Instagram, right? Well now you can eat your own face every morning with the toaster selfie and you don't have to be famous or Jesus to do it! 


"The customizable kitchen appliance, which has been developed by a US firm (of course), allows you to burn a picture of yourself onto a slice. You send a selfie to the Vermont-based Burnt Impressions and have your personal mugshot toaster within a week.  The company isn't just limited to personalized photos either. Burnt Impressions will also create a personalized toaster for you. Clip art. Line art. Logos. 

  The company also sells glow-in-the-dark refrigerator magnets featuring real slices of Jesus toast cast in acrylic (because why not)."

And by the way, the original Jesus toasters are still available as well as The Virgin Mary Toaster and sell for $75.00. Click here to place your order. Hey it's never to early to start shopping for Christmas gifts!


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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a fun weekend.....and why not indulge in a drinkie or two, after-all it is patio season.~x

XOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mick Jagger's Curse


 

Cocaine Princess here.

This past weekend I went to the track and I must say I had one hell of a time. I'll be blogging about that next week (with pictures too!) I would have posted it this week but below is how I've been feeling these past few days:



In World Cup news, did any of you happen to watch the game between Brazil & Germany? For sure I thought Brazil was going to win and advance to the finals. Good Lord was I ever wrong! To say the Germans slaughtered the Brazilians would be a severe understatement.

In 45 minutes, Germany scored 5 goals. 4 of them were scored in 6 mins--- the fastest in World Cup history. I, along with the tens of other millions who were watching was stunned. Brazil finally managed to score a goal. (I think only because at that point The Germans must have felt sorry for them) Germany won 7~1. Ouch!! Brazil played beyond poorly. A bunch of 3 year olds could have probably played better! Hmm, me thinks the game was fixed............. or perhaps Mick Jagger cursed the game. 


This Sunday is the final game-- Argentina vs. Germany.

May the best team win.

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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a winning weekend.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess



Friday, July 4, 2014

The Psychic Turtle


 ****Updated: The Turtle was correct-- Brazil won against Colombia 2-1. While Germany beat France 1-0. Brazil next faces Germany****

Cocaine Princess here.

It's the quarter finals in the World Cup. Aside from France playing against Germany, today Brazil faces off with Colombia. 

I'm torn as to who I should be cheering for. I've always been a Team Brazil supporter but my background is Colombian. I feel I should be chanting GO COLOMBIA GO!  but Colombia hasn't played in the past four World Cup games, so for them to come this far says a lot about the team. Part of me feels I should be supporting and rooting for the Motherland.
 
Brazil or Colombia?

Oh, woe is me.  

  
Meanwhile, "Cabecao the turtle, who is thought to predict World Cup outcomes, gives his pick for the quarter-final match between Brazil and Colombia on Friday. At his sanctuary in the Brazilian state of Bahia, Cabecao uses sardine selection to predict who will advance to the semi-final. After much deliberation, the turtle backs Brazil, much to the delight of the crowd."




We shall see if the Psychic Turtle's prediction is correct.

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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.
 
Happy 4th Of July to my American Lovelies.

Whatever your plans are have a fun, safe & patriotic weekend. ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess


 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Red & White 2014



 

Cocaine Princess here.

School is officially out today and that means one thing--- The Long Weekend is upon us, at least it is up here for us. 


It's Canada's Day Long Weekend-- a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act, 1867. 


Yes, my loyal readers this great country I live in turns 147 this up~coming Tuesday.
For reasons unknown to me, Canada is one of those countries that often gets made fun of and let's not forget about the endless stereotypes, such as......



And this....


And the most popular stereotype: 


There's no way I could post a Canada Day entry without mentioning Rob Ford, after~ all he's the one person who destroyed every single Canadian stereotype. Job well done!



Jokes aside, Canada is a pretty awesome country. Our milk comes in bags, our money is colorful, we have a Tim Horton's on practically every corner and yesterday a mass wedding took place at Toronto's Casa Loma that attracted as many as 120 couples from around the world. (In July 2005 Canada became the fourth country in the world, and the first country outside Europe, to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide) Congratulations and much love and luck to you all.

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I realize this is un-related to this post but I had to mention the World Cup. Joining Spain and England is now Italy who were recently eliminated from the Cup after losing to Uruguay 0~1.

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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a fantastic last week of June. ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess









Friday, June 20, 2014

The Clean Short Version & The Explict Long Version


Cocaine Princess here.

When it comes to neighbood issues I've never been one to get involved. I'm that one individual that prefers to remain neutral. Our little community is surrounded by acres and acres of farm land and most of the issues revolve around: Neighborhood VS the Developers. In other words whenever a big shot property developer arrives in town it's usually because the company which he works for is looking to build something commercial on the empty lots. For instance, a little over 2 years ago a Walmart Superstore was going to built. In less than a blink of an eye a petition began to circle all the homes. 99.9% of the time the property developers always win. They always win because City Hall always sides with them. City Hall sees growth and development as a positive thing but for some reason our neighborhood doesn’t see it that way. Anyways as I was saying, I like to remain neutral........until now that is. This time I'm siding with the residents and here's why: For the past several weeks and pretty much at all hours of the day truckers have been using our little country road and words can’t express how annoying it’s become. Do you have any idea what it’s like to be sandwiched in between 2 large transport trucks? Each time I am I fear I’m going to be flattened like a pancake. If that’s not bad enough, the other day I was driving in the opposite direction when a trucker decided to overtake the car in front of him.  How stupid is that?! It’s no joke when I say I could have been killed. They’ve been hogging the road causing traffic to be backed up especially during the mornings. What usually takes 5 minutes to get onto the major highway now takes 20. The quote some of the residents and I’d just like to say this is the clean short version “Why can’t these damn truckers use the main roads?!” And now for the explicit long version: “What the f*ck is wrong with these God D*mn truckers?! They need to stay the F*ck away from this area and go back to using the God D*mn main road!” Like myself, several others have come close to death. A petition was sent to City Hall this week and it’s safe to say that every person in my hood didn’t hesitate to sign it. Hopefully City Hall will side with us in not allowing the truckers to use the back road. If not, well all I can ask from you is that you say a little prayer for me. And oh yeah, if I don’t post anything next Friday it’s because a psycho truck driver flattened me and my car.

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How many have you been watching The World Cup? Can you say Holy Crap! Both Team Spain and Team England are out of the game. What a blow to the English but what’s even more shocking is Team Colombia has more points than Team Brazil. It’ll be interesting to see what other odd and unexpected things happen in the days ahead. 

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Last but certainly not least, tomorrow Summer officially arrives. Ahh....


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Speaking of music, those of you who know me are well aware I LOVE music, and there are certain songs that just sound a little better during certain times of the year. When it comes to Euro & Freestyle (old school & new), there’s no better time to listen to it during those hot, summer days at full blast with the top down or on a rooftop patio with a drinkie in your hands surrounded by good friends.


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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a sweet first weekend of summer.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

 

 

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup Fever!!


****Updated: Friday The June 13th: Team Japan's Pokémon plane sadly a hoax. Click here****

****Updated Thursday June 12th 7pm: Brazil defeats Croatia 3-1****

Cocaine Princess here.

Whew, I can't believe it's been 4 years since the last World Cup. Today officially marks the 20th FIFA World Cup, taking place in Brazil. Ah, what a marvelous country it is. I have such fond memories of my visit there but that's for another day.

32 teams will be playing and to say South America and Europe is crazy about soccer would be an understatement.  The countdown clocks have clicked down towards zero. The air force is on alert. Navy frigates patrol the coastline and an army of 147,000 police and soldiers has been mobilized. Roads usually choked with traffic are emptying of cars. Schools have been closed. Offices are finishing early. Hundreds of millions of TV sets are being tuned in to the same event.


While Pitbull, Claudia Leitte and Jennifer Lopez perform the official song, "We are One," demonstrators on the streets are planning to chant a discordant message about inequality, forced evictions and overspending on the $11.5 billon event.  

Graffiti in many cities asks "Copa pra quem?" ("Who is this cup for?") and several giant murals have appeared in recent weeks depicting the suffering caused by the tournament. 



Graffiti by Brazilian street artist Paulo Ito depicting a starving child with nothing to eat but a football. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP


A piece by the Brazilian artist Cranio depicting a man flushing money down a toilet bowl. Photograph: Nelson Almeida/AFP

If you recall the 2010 World Cup was filled with not just controversy (mostly centering around refereeing) but also conspiracy theories. It'll be interesting to see what controversies and conspiracies plague the 2014 game. 

How cool is this?! Japan's national team flew in a Pokemon-themed plane to Rio.


So my Lovely Ones, what team are you rooting for? Me? Hmm, I always feel torn having to choose between Team England (my birthplace) or Team Colombia (my background) Oh, who am I kidding! When it comes to soccer, there's only one team that rules supreme. The team that will take home the 2014 World Cup.....


GO BRAZIL!! 

Today's opening match: Brazil vs. Croatia. 

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Tomorrow is not only Friday the 13th but there's also a Full Moon and it will be the last full moon on Friday the 13th until 2049, so go and get your howl on!!
  
My loyal and dear readers, it's almost Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a loving weekend. ~x
XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess










Friday, June 6, 2014

One Clueless Vet & A Gorilla


Cocaine Princess here.

I love reading the Daily Mail mainly because it has an awesome source of entertainment news but once in awhile I'll come across an article so funny that I think, this is something straight out of a comedy film! That's exactly what I said after I stumbled across this news piece.

 A zookeeper was hospitalized after a vet shot him with a tranquillizer dart as they took part in a gorilla escape drill.

Hmm, a gorilla escape drill? I wasn't aware that such a thing existed in zoos but then again it only makes sense they one have, right? One never knows when a primate might escape in the middle of the night for a little rendezvous in town.

Chaos broke out when the 35-year-old was struck in the leg with the sedative at the Tenerife park located in the Canary Islands. The drama happened as staff at Loro Parque Zoo on Monday took part in a drill to test emergency procedures if a great ape ever broke free. The measure is designed to improve security, emergency procedures, and to train staff who work in these enclosures.


I'm curious if the emergency drills are only limited to gorillas? Do they have a giraffe escape drill? What about those fiesty lions? Are zoos not concerned a hungry lioness may run rampant in the streets during broad daylight?

Unfortunately the operation ended in complete disaster. As part of the simulation which took place in the security zone of the area and was attended only by authorized personnel, the zoo set off the emergency alarm. The on-duty vet who didn't know it was nothing but a training exercise and fearing there was an actual gorilla on the loose accidentally discharged the powerful dart into the zoo employee.

Well I wonder which zoo employee forgot to send the vet that particular memo?! What will happen to this employee? Will he or she get fired? Or will they just be written up?  Perhaps the memo was sent and the vet just forgot to read it. Maybe next time the memo should come with the word 'URGENT!' typed in the subject line.

The stricken man was discovered in his underwear having suffered an allergic reaction to the powerful dart.

I realize being shot is no laughing matter but I can't stop giggling over this whole incident.


Emergency services were called and he was taken to Hospital Universitari de Canarias, where he was treated with an antitode to combat the tranquiler. The employee has recovered and is now in good health.

Sheesh, talk about a case of extreme mistaken identity.


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I realize this next piece has nothing to do with my entry but I wanted to mention that today marks The 70th anniversary of D-Day.


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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a brilliant weekend. ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess


 




 




 

Friday, May 30, 2014

Darling, That's Why It's Called Frozen Yogurt


Cocaine Princess here.

I try my best not to indulge in fast food during the week but once in a while it's okay to have a cheat day. Sister and I this past week ate at The Pickle Barrel.  Sister had been there a few times but this was my first time eating there. As luck would have it the restaurant was located in the mall we happened to be shopping in and when lunch time rolled around by some miracle sister suggested we eat there for lunch rather than the food court. I must say it came as a total shock. I looked up at the skylight and I could have sworn I saw a few piggies fly by. Upon entering inside I must say I was impressed. Very nice decor! We were seated at a table for two.  

Here's the table I wanted to sit at. Unfortunately it wasn't available. According to the hostess it was reserved. 



Our friendly waiter came by and introduced himself while handing sister and I our menus. I scanned through the cocktail list.


Had I been on vaycay I would have ordered a drinkie without any hesitation but since I wasn't and given it was only a little after 1pm I decided on a Coke.


For appetizers we selected the Mac and Cheese poppers.


The fried puff balls came with a side of spicy tomato sauce. I took my first bite and wasn't very impressed. Spicy?! Hmm, I think the chef needs to look up the meaning of that word. Both the sauce and popper was so bland that it was blah.


I decided to smoother the little thing in as much cracked black pepper as I could.



Much better! My taste buds were delighted.


I scanned through the main menu and at first I was going to have the Cali Chicken Grilled Cheese.


Instead I went with this:

  
Classic House Burger
"House are burgers made using fresh ground Angus beef, served
with kicker “secret sauce”, lettuce, tomato, pickle on a brioche bun, with french fries and coleslaw."

I requested no pickle. This Princess has a serious dislike for pickles. Ick!

Once again I flooded the entire meal with pepper. What can I say? My Latin taste buds prefer spicy over bland. The hamburger was quite good as were the fries. They were the fresh cut kind with the skin slightly still on them, however I wasn't too impressed with the kicker secret sauce. I have a feeling it was just regular spicy mayo. I especially liked the coleslaw. It contained hints of cilantro. Yummy!



After every meal one must have dessert. And to be honest at that point this is all my stomach could handle. A strawberry frozen yogurt.



After two spoonfuls I couldn't believe I had given myself a brain freeze.
 

"OMG this is so damn cold," I said while holding the sides of the head. " Well darling, that's why it's called frozen yogurt and not hot yogurt," replied sister.

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Take a look at this. If anything I found it amusing. The burgers cost $9.99 each while the mac and cheese poppers cost $8.99. In total there were only 4 and were a little smaller than the size of golf balls. 



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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday. 

Whatever your plans are have a wonderful weekend & enjoy the 1st
day of June.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess



 

Friday, May 23, 2014

A Psychological Trick......Hmm?


Cocaine Princess

I'd like to think I have a good sense of humor. I like a good joke every now and then after all they say laughter is the best medicine. As for pulling pranks, it's been ages since I pulled one. I use to when I was little, nothing too extreme though. I remember hiding around the corner in one of the hallways in our house and yelling boo to my sister almost scaring her to death which probably explains why she tormented me so much. For instance for years she convinced me that I was adopted and even made me believe there was an actual monster living in my closet.

Anyways, pranks can be fun, other times I fail to see the humor in them and there are some pranks that just cross the line......as is the case in the video below.  


An Italian duo by the name of Matteo and Diego have an online production company called DM Pranks Productions. Matteo, one of the men behind the video, said the 'Clown Prank Film '- which took ten days to make - was incredibly unique. The pranksters have been filming pranks since they were at college but only started uploading their videos onto YouTube last July. The three-minute video which has now been watched by nearly 3million on YouTube, shows the scary-looking clown shocking different strangers with his violent ways.

In the first prank, the clown - who is dressed head-to-toe in usual circus attire - is shown hiding behind a corner in a near-empty car park, with a lifeless body at his feet.

As soon as two men walk past, the clown smashes down his iron hammer onto the man's head, watching as a pool of blood splatters out onto the concrete below.


The clown is then seen laughing hysterically as the two frightened men run off screaming into the distance.

"The clown prank has been the most difficult and risky prank we ever did," said Matteo. "Then the filming process has been something really long. We waited for hours and hours to find the good victims.'

For this video, the pair avoided children, people with animals and anyone who could have been aged over 40. The two filmmakers decided to avoid girls because they were worried about the fake blood. "Maybe some girls could get shocked while a male might have a stronger mind. explained Matteo. Also we don't reveal straight away that is a prank because people will get mad in less than a second. Once they get calm and smile we reveal the prank. It's a psychological trick that works extremely well in the end and everyone goes away smiling.'


Now, I'm not just saying this because I'm a girl  BUT I really don't find any of this funny. How about you, do you think any of it is funny? How would you react if you were the victim and then had been told this had all been an elaborate prank? Would you be all smiles?



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My loyal and dear readers, it's finally Friday.

Whatever your plans are have a fantastic last weekend of May.~x

 XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess