Cocaine Princess

Friday, November 21, 2014

And So It Begins....

Cocaine Princess here.

All I really have to say is:



This past week the weather has been atrociously cold for us and it even snowed. And so it begins-- the soul-crushingly cold weather that will last until April. However, things could be worse as is the case in Buffalo. Mother Nature certainly unleashed her wrath on those poor folks. Click here for the full story and for the incredible pictures. I kind of like picture #4, the guy dressed head to toe in snow gear with a coffee in one hand and a cigar in another.

Speaking of the cold weather---

Singers Idina Menzel and Michael BublĂ© teamed up to record a tyke-friendly version of the classic holiday tune, "Baby, it's Cold Outside" complete with a YouTube video of lookalike kids lip-synching to their voices. In the video two cuties wearing Great Gatsby-esque attire partake in the duet while dancing around a grand hotel lobby. To make the tune appropriate for wee one’s ears, the world-renowned singers even changed some of its lyrics:

“Well maybe just half a drink more / Put some records on while I pour,” was changed to:
 “Well maybe just a soda pop more / Put some records on while I pour

 “but maybe just a cigarette more / Never such a blizzard before” got a kid-friendly spin as
 “But maybe just another dance more / Never such a blizzard before.”

 I ask, how cute is the video? 



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

Whatever your plans are have a wonderful weekend.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess










Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

Cocaine Princess here.

 How incredible is this.

In honor of Remembrance Day 888,246 poppies have been planted by people at the Tower of London since July this year, including politicians and members of the Royal family. The exhibition was created by artist Paul Cummins and was created as part of the build up to to this day to help remember those who fought in World War One.


A huge crowd gathered to watch as the final poppy was planted in the moat at the Tower of London during this morning's ceremony 

 All 888,246 poppies have now been planted in the dry 16-acre moat, heralding the completion of the poignant memorial
 ll 888,246 poppies have now been planted in the dry 16-acre moat, heralding the completion of the poignant memorial.
 
Floodlights have been lighting up the display after dusk
 
 Floodlights are being used to ensure more people get to see the piece.

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Today we pay our respects, and our gratitude to the heroes who served to keep our beautiful country proud and free. 
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We Remember. Lest We Forget.

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Friday, November 7, 2014

Eat Me


Cocaine Princess here.

I've been feeling a little under the weather. Shortly after my morning run the other day I began feeling ill--- queasy stomach, terrible headache and sinus pressure. Oh, the sinus pressure is the worst. I blame our unbalanced weather. One day the weather doesn't require you to wear a coat while the next day you need your mitts and scarf!

I'm feeling a little better today. My stomach has settled down but the sinus pain and pressure is still there.

So far the medicine I've been taking has failed in getting rid of the pain but then again it's only been one day.



In other important news, did you hear about the guy who plans to be eaten alive by an anaconda? And no that is not a reference to Nicki Minaj. 

TV presenter Paul Rosolie who has been dubbed the 'Indiana Jones of the Amazon' has allowed himself to be swallowed alive by a snake for a documentary. The naturalist fed himself to a 30ft green anaconda in the Amazon jungle. However, the 26-year-old American took the precaution of donning a special snake-proof suit he devised to protect against the creature’s digestive juices. 

Hmm, a special snake-proof suit? I wonder if Bass Pro Shop sells them?

It is believed he was covered in pig’s blood to make himself appetizing to anacondas, which usually eat wild pigs, deer, capybaras and caiman, and was pulled out by a cord attached to the suit. The Discovery Channel, which will air "Eaten Alive" on December 7th, have been tight-lipped about the outcome of the stunt. But insiders said the snake did not die and Rosolie has since tweeted in response to animal lovers who have accused him of cruelty and demanded the show be axed. A petition started by  A Change.org  has sprung up and is close to its goal of collecting 500 signatures.

"This is animal abuse to the highest degree and absolutely disgusting, and could kill the snake - an adult green anaconda cannot fit the width of an adult man's shoulders into it's body,' reads the petition."


Mr Rosolie responded to fears people may have over the snake’s well-being in a tweet, saying: “If you know me - I would never hurt a living thing. But you'll have to watch #EatenAlive to find out how it goes down!”   

The outlandish premise has prompted skepticism from some, who have questioned whether such an experiment is even physically possible. Others have suggested it could all be an elaborate hoax involving mechanical snakes and special effects.
But representative from the Discovery channel assured Entertainment Weekly that it's all real.

Hey, if Nik Wallenda successfully completed a tightrope walk in Chicago while blindfolded I don't see why a man can't be swallowed alive by a gigantic snake and live to tell about it, however Bart Simpson did it first.



 In a promotional video for the special, Rosolie can be seen clad in the bulky suit, tussling with a huge snake. 


I for one will be watching the special. So my loyal readers, what are your thoughts on this one?  

Could this all be real or is it indeed a hoax that even David Copperfield would be impressed by?

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

Whatever your plans are have a sparkling weekend.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014: Kicking It Old School Baby!!


Cocaine Princess here.

 Q: Why did the Vampire read the Wall Street Journal? 
A: He heard it had great circulation.



 

I love Halloween and always will. Next to Christmas, it's my favorite holiday. Costumes, free candy, watching "It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown"! &  bloody movies-- what's not to love?! And for a hardcore horror fan as myself October is when all us horror movie fanatics go insane. 

 And speaking of movies, I came across a list titled "Top Five Horror Films"

 

Leatherface

If his huge built doesn’t intimidate you, his mask made of human skin and chainsaw will surely send you scampering away. Leatherface, or Jedidiah “Jed” Sawyer, first appeared in the Tobe Hooper-helmed “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974) and portrayed by Gunnar Hansen. Hooper reportedly described the villain as a “big baby” who apparently was only driven to kill whenever he feels threatened. A slasher film in every sense of the word, “Texas Chain Saw Massacre” portrayed Leatherface as a merciless serial killer who acts upon the instructions of his dysfunctional, cannibalistic family.


 


 Michael Myers

John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, “Halloween” introduced the public to the masked and knife-wielding Michael Myers. Having murdered his older sister when he was only a young boy, Michael Meyers proves that he really is evil and insane as he returns to his hometown 15 years after and kills off more youngsters.

 

Jason Vorhees

Just like Leatherface and Michael, the physically deformed Jason Voorhees of the “Friday the 13th” (1980) series hides behind a mask – this time, a hockey goalie mask – and wields a sort of signature weapon, a machete. First portrayed by Ari Lehman, Jason famously kills off teenagers who goes to Camp Crystal Lake. Jason is the brainchild of Victor Miller, with a little help from Ron Kurz, Sean S. Cunningham, and Tom Savini.

 

Freddy Krueger (My personal fave-- a villain that can kill you in your dreams!)

Unlike the hulking mass murdered aforementioned, Freddy Krueger of Wes Craven's “A Nightmare of Elm Street” (1984) fame is a bit on the lanky side and is a spirit. His severely deformed face isn’t a mask; instead it’s all ugly burnt skin, the result of being burned by angry parents whose children he had killed. With his trademark fedora, red-and-green striped sweater, and clawed glove, Freddy enters the dreams of teenagers in his old neighborhood and kills them as an act of revenge. In the film, Freddy was first portrayed by Robert Englund. 



Dr. Hannibal Lecter

The villains in this list so far are, well, just as menacing as they look. But not Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Don’t let his prim and proper looks deceive you, for he may just be the most unsettling person you’ll ever meet and (hopefully not the last). Hannibal is educated, smart, well-mannered, and has sophisticated taste that applies not only to art and music but also to the things he eat. Hannibal, to put it bluntly, loves human meat. He prepares his meals himself, gourmet-style.

The role of Hannibal has been played by three other actors on film and on TV, but none of them as memorable as Anthony Hopkins’ version in the Oscar-winning “The Silence of the Lambs” by Jonathan Demme. Meanwhile, the character of Hannibal itself was created by author Thomas Harris and first appeared in his 1981 novel, “Red Dragon.” 




What are some of your favorite horror films and villains?

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Each year I always make it a point to mention that no child wants to be given any health related snacks in their treat bag. Kids only want chocolates and the sweet stuff! Should you decide to hand out those tiny, little boxes of raisins, fruit or even dental floss, then by all means I hope a tiny little devil toilet papers your house. 

Each year I also post a music video related to this awesome day. Some past videos have been:

Rob Zombie: I'm Your Boggie Man
Pet Shop Boys: Heart
Timbaland/Nelly/SoShy- The Morning After Dark.

This year I decided to kick it old school, "A Nightmare On My Street" by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince. An actual video for the song at one time did exist but the producers of "A Nightmare On Elm Street" sued DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's record label for copyright infringement, forcing the label to destroy a music video produced for the song. For a description of the once video, click on the above highlighted link.

All that was posted on youtube was the lyrical version to the song. I love how The Fresh Prince refers to Freddy Krueger as Fred!!


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Snoopy - Great Pumpkin October 29, 1987


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Q: What is a vampires least favorite food? 
A: Steak

My loyal and dear readers, it's not just Friday, it's Halloween!!!! Beware of The Bogeyman tonight.

Whatever your plans are have a spook-tacular weekend.... BOO!~x

PS: Remember to turn your clocks back this weekend. 

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess.



Friday, October 24, 2014

Nuns & Chainsaws




Cocaine Princess here.

Back in 1984, my all time favorite singer Madonna, released her second album, Like A Virgin. One of the singles from the hit album, "Like A Virgin" attracted the attention of family organizations who complained that the video and the song, promoted sex without marriage and undermined family values, offering an unsavory image of Madonna as a whore. Outraged moralists condemned her as a sex kitten and sought to ban the song and the video. Conservatives were angered that Madonna dared to portray religious symbolism and the virginal wedding attire in a sexual context. She performed the song for the first time on September 18th,1984 at the first MTV Video Music awards. Wearing a wedding dress and a belt buckle that said "Boy Toy," she sang a sultry version, ending with a simulated orgasm. In 2000 Madonna herself spoke about the song:

I was surprised by how people reacted to "Like a Virgin" because when I did that song, to me, I was singing about how something made me feel a certain way – brand-new and fresh – and everyone interpreted it as I don't want to be a virgin anymore. F*ck my brains out! That's not what I sang at all. "Like a Virgin" was always absolutely ambiguous.

And now in the year 2014 a nun --yes that is not a typo--has re-recorded the song. This past year Sister Cristina from Sicily won the Italian version of The Voice talent show. She had surprised the judges at her audition in March and then triumphed reciting the Lord's Prayer at the final and signed a deal with Universal for the album due out next month.

So why this particular song?

“I chose it myself. Without any desire to provoke or scandalise,” Scuccia, 26, told the Catholic newspaper Avvenire.  "If you read the lyrics without being influenced by what has gone before, you discover that it is a song about the capacity of love to make people new again. To release them from their past. And this is how I wanted to interpret it." 


But......

Not everyone is a fan of Sister Scuccia's new musical career. Catholic bishops have distanced themselves following her album release. Like the original, the video for the song was shot in Venice, with Sister Cristina dressed in her trademark black habit, sensible shoes and crucifix, performing against a moody black and white backdrop of church spires and cupolas. The video was criticized as a "reckless and calculated commercial operation" in an editorial by the Servizio Informazione Religiosa (Religious Information Service) news agency, which is closely connected to the Italian Bishops’ Conference. There was also criticism from Famiglia Cristiana (The Christian Family), an influential Catholic magazine, which said the nun’s performance for her debut album verged on "prima donna behavior".

The album includes a cover version of Alicia Keys’ No One, which the young nun performed on The Voice and which first brought her to worldwide attention. There are also hits by Jessie J, Coldplay and Cyndi Lauper.  


Let's hope it's not She Bop!

So, what does the Queen of Pop have to say about all this? Yesterday morning Madonna posted the following on her twitter page:


Like A Virgin?

Followed by this one hours later:

Sisters for Life!
 The original video:





Sister Cristina's version:


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And in other news.....

 Halloween is exactly one week away and I love everything that relates to this day. However, this is perhaps taking it a little too far. A prank titled "Chainsaw Massacre Prank!" features a chainsaw-wielding psychopath dragging a bloody, dismembered, corpse in a parking structure as unsuspecting passerbys scream and run from the carnage. The video uploaded last week has already garnered over 26 million YouTube views.


I admit the videos are both entertaining and terrifying but if I was to actually witness something like this, I'm not going to lie, I'd probably die of a heart attack. 

What do you think? 

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

Whatever your plans are have a superb weekend.~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

 

 





Friday, October 17, 2014

At The Track: The Queens Plate


Cocaine Princess here.

Several entries ago I posted part 1 of "At The Track." I know it's been awhile but here is part 2. 

"Day of The Queens Plate"

By 7:30am I was out the door with my makeup done. I had an 8:30am appointment with my hair dresser in the next town over. Luckily my hairdresser happens also to be a good friend of mine. The Queens Plate was starting at 12pm and on Sundays her salon opens at 11am. I was grateful for her seeing me so early. After getting my hair done I was on my way to the races. 



It was close to noon by the time I arrived. The parking lot was jammed packed and 3 tour buses had arrived. Thank Goodness or perhaps it's better that I say, Thank Mother Nature the weather that day was beyond fantastic. Temperatures soared to +35C. The walk from the parking lot to the inside of Woodbine was an extremely long one and not to mention the countless number of steps I had to climb. With the exception of a few, every guy and girl was dressed to the nines. The ones that weren't wore jeans, Hawaiian printed shirts and baseball caps. I came to the conclusion they weren't interested in partying but were there to bet on the horses

 The inside of Woodbine was like a sea of humanity. I literally had to push my way through the crowd. The entire event was free but I was advised to get a ticket and the advantage of having one meant being able to watch the races while sitting in comfort instead of standing in the blazing heat and watching it on the enormous big screen outside for the ones who didn't buy a ticket.
 

Here are a few pictures I took inside:

Poster advertising "The Hats & Horseshoe Party"


News advertisement from yester-year. Check out the cost of the dress, $2.95!!


Display and video footage awards of past winners.


Hardcore gamblers betting on other games. This entire area reeked of alcohol.



I was escorted to my seat by a security guard whose arm was literally the size of my entire body. The ultimate race, "The Queens Plate wasn't happening until later in the day so there weren't a lot of people yet. The majority of them were outside at the party. I decided to watch a few of the races. Before each race the names of the horses and the odds of them winning were displayed on the electronic display board.



I consulted my programme guide for more information. I'm not going to lie, when it comes to placing bets I'm completely clueless.


Although I did find the horses names interesting.

Jack Pine, Spin The King, Proroguing, Endeavor's Dream.


Seated near me was an adorable little blond wearing a fedora and sunglasses. I suppose if I was a parent I wouldn't be comfortable with a complete stranger taking pictures of my child but seeing how I'm not a parent we'll just say I don't know any better. Before each race began the little boy's mommy would ask which horse he liked, "horsie number 1, or number 2" and so on. For one of the races he said he liked "horsie number 4 and as soon as the race began he started yelling "go horsie 4! Go horsie 4!" Seriously, it was so cute.

 Pictures of the race:





During the fifth race seated behind me was a gentleman whose uncle owned one of the horses (I know this on account of the loud conversation he was having on the phone) With one hand in the air he kept on screaming, "GO! GO GO!" At one point I turned around to take a look at him. He was standing on his seat and his face was so red from screaming that I was afraid the vein that had bulged on his forehead was going to burst wide open. When his horse didn't win he uttered very loudly the following words, "F*CK! F*CK! F*CK!

Sheesh! One had to wonder how much money Mr. Potty Mouth had lost?

To Be Continued.

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

Whatever your plans are have a lively weekend. ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Friday, October 10, 2014

Harvest 2014


Cocaine Princess here.

Autumn is definitely here. The leaves are starting to fall and change colors and there is a crisp and coolness in the air.

It's the Long Weekend for us up here. The 1st Long Weekend of Autumn. It's Harvest-Time, aka Thanksgiving. Our annual Canadian holiday which celebrates the harvest and other blessings of the past year.

Those of you who know me are well aware I don't eat turkey for Thanksgiving. And for any of my new readers who are wondering why it's because I have a serious dislike for the bird. I've tried different variations of it too, fried, baked, roasted.... When it comes to eating birds chicken is my choice, preferably hot and spicy.

More than often this grand country of mine is the butt of many jokes especially for media. Some things I can understand are worth making fun of but then there are other things that I don't really understand and think, why is that funny? For example, our milk comes in plastic bags and not cartons and yet for some reason this is worth making fun of?

Anyways, I came across a list appropriately title, "You're A Canadian If" which fits nicely into this post.

  
"You're A Canadian If"

-You know how to pronounce and spell Saskatchewan without blinking.

-You put on shorts as soon as it hits plus 10, even if there is still snow around.

-You know what a toque is.

-You are excited whenever an American television show mentions Canada.

-You make a mental note to talk about it at work the next day.


-You use a red pen on your non-Canadian textbooks and fill in the missing 'u's from labor, honor, and color.

-You have Canadian Tire money in your kitchen drawers.

-Pike is a type of fish, not some part of a highway.

-You drive on a highway, not a freeway.

-You know what a Robertson screwdriver is.

-You understand the sentence, "Could you please pass me a serviette, I just spilled my poutine."

-You drink pop, not soda

-You love your fries with poutine

-You go to the washroom, not the restroom or bathroom.

-Someone accidentally stepped on your foot. You apologize. 

-You stepped on someone's foot. You apologize, then apologize for making them apologize. 

-You have worn shorts and a parka at the same time

 -"Eh" is a very important part of your vocabulary and you understand all the 1,000 different meanings of "eh"... eh?


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This year I have a lot to be thankful for, way too many for me to list. Truly I am grateful. Thank You, Universe.

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

Whatever your plans are have a sweet & tasty weekend. (I know I will be) ~x

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess


 





 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Stay Tuned......

Cocaine Princess here.

Friday's entry will be posted *****next Friday. 

Thanks!

XOXOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Saturday, September 27, 2014

7 Years Today!!


Cocaine Princess here.

Today my blog celebrates an anniversary.


7 years ago I published my very 1st post on blogger. Including this one I've gone on to post 609 awesome entries.

I appreciate and thank all those who take time out of their day to read my blog and comment.

Extra special thanks and hugs go to one particular person (you know who you are) for putting me on the map. Mwaaaah!! ~x

Once more, thank you to all my loyal and dear readers.

XOXOXO,
Cocaine Princess

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mom



......And you will find that people that you really love, they may leave you outwardly, but they never leave you inwardly."

Happy Birthday, Mom.

I Love you & Miss You Beyond Words.

Latin Kisses & Hugs,

Colombian Princess
XOXOXO