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(TONS OF) Picture(s) Walk – A Day in Holland: Thai, Wine…and DUTCH SHIT. he he

HA HA
Just as I was gonna say I don’t know what this is???
There you go. In plain English.
((Gas & Water))

Dunno. It called to me and said, “Take my picture!”
So I obliged…as always.

Too cute. Had to ask the owners for a picture.
THIS my dear friends, is what they refer to as the “Bentley” face.
At least, that’s what they called it when my mom was buying her teacup yorkie.
$$$
These people looked more “sane” though and most likely just happened to get one of the most
adorable doggies on the planet without paying the price of a kidney.
🙂

My soupie fav. Tom Kha Gai.
Restaurant: Khan Thoong.

Saw this off in the distance and had to walk up and snap it.

A little starter treat the restaurant serves once you’re seated.
It changes.
I love it. Great touch…plus, gets you EATING ASAP!
😛

Dessert. I wanted to try peanuts…
but, I think this was pieces of caramel instead.
OH well.

COMPLIMENTARY glass of wine from Sue.
A waitress I started a convo with last time I was at the restaurant.
Awwwweeeee. I’m so SPWECIAL!
She came up to the table and was like, “This one me, and here’s your bottle.”
I thought homegirl was gonna DRINK with me.
LOL
((We got things clarified, and I thanked her accordingly.))

Escapes into solidarity, wine and self-reflection are a VERY GREAT “pairing”
even though it’s more than 2 elements.
((I was trying to stay within the “wine” theme))
😛

I never have Benzir Bhutto far away when I’m on my solo wanderings.
This pic has elements of VERY special meanings.
I noticed this while I re-read something I underlined, which says:
“It is so much easier to blame others for our problems than to accept responsibility ourselves.”
I love this women. Too bad she was assassinated, making ever meeting her
quite HIGH on the difficult scale.
The pen has Frida Kahlo on it and was given to me by my VERY dear and
AMAZING friend Erika.
This year, DRAGONS have a very special meaning…so everything combined just had to be
captured.

People at restaurants must take me for crazy…OK, fine. Everyone who meets me.
FINE FINE FINE.
I love getting lost in things that capture my eye until I’ve snapped it JUST RIGHT.
(Even if it’s not right to you, it is to me. So, **STICKING OUT TONGUE** making a “HMMM” simultaneously.)

Looked down at the railing while walking over the canal and wanted to photograph it somehow.
And here you go.


Captured this, because it was the first signs of spring.
🙂
I looked and was like “AHA! LIFE!”

A lock on a railing a few minutes away from the hotel.

And there you go.
Catching up with my pics.
Still have a few more entries…

however, jumping over to the airport and then Amsterdam for the night.
And ummmmmmm…

Need to leave, like

NOW!

Thanks for stopping by.
XOXOXOXO

Oh yeah, I must admit. I’m slightly impressed at how the pics came out.
🙂

I’m my worst critic, but sometimes, I manage to actually pat myself on the back.
**patting**

 

My Heartstrings in Holland…………………

Went out for some of the most ORGASMIC Thai I’ve had this trip.
http://www.khan-thoong.nl/
Third time eating there…it’s a flip depending on day between THERE and See You See Me.
But KHAN THOONG doesn’t have one of my favorite Holland additions.
Nathalie.
🙂

However, it IS closer…so, sometimes I have to “cheat” on her.
Sorry baby!!!!!

Here are some of my boys trying ta get a parking ticket.
PAIN in the ASS. I hate these things.
Seriously, after being here for so long…I SOOOOOO MISS Florida and “normal” parking lots!
Park and eat.
Park and shop.
Simple. Not this DRAMA.

Bill to the rescue. True European blood workin’ the machine.

My BOYZZZZZZZZZZZ.
See the heart. I LOVE THIS MAN. One of my SEXY Scottsman.

Another two of my favs.
Mark and Anthony.
HA HA
Indy, this is for YOU. Get it?
MARK……..ANTHONY?!?!?!?
😛
I just couldn’t. Needed to snap the pic for that joke, alone.
(My Marc Anthony and Pitbull FANATIC!)

Last but not least…my PET TERMINATOR!!!!!!!
ROCK IT RICK!
This guy’s got my back. Still wanna mess with me???
😀

Et voilà. For you my dear. Hope you like.

Twas crazy sweet doing this entry.
These guys truly make my heart smile. So, looking at pics and thinking about them…
makes me ultra happy having them in my life.

**KISSES to MY Heartstrings**

XOXOXOXOX

My life, is amazing…because it rains these special treats upon me, throughout my
journeys. LUCK has nothing to do with it.
Take my lead. Let me show you the way.

😉

I’m tellin’ ya. I’m the voice of reason. Just shut up…listen…and OBEY!
Really.
You’re in good hands.

(I have references. Hundreds of ’em. Maybe even thousands.)
😛

 

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En route to DETOXIFYING…………Mind, Body, Soul and all that other good stuff.

I flow with my mind and my body.
If it says, drown yourself in copious amounts of substances, I do.
😛

If it says, FEED me. I feed it when possible.
If it says, get out of bed and go run on a treadmill at 3 o’clock in the morning…
well, I’ll be running on a treadmill, again, when possible…at 3 o’clock in the morning.

If it says sleep, I sleep.
If it says I don’t want to, I don’t.
Unless I’m just being lazy, to where I’ll then push my non-desire away.
I flow with what comes naturally and everytime I’ve done that, I’ve been blessed.
I can’t explain my mind to you, but the closest people around me MIGHT be able to
give you SOME insight.

 I do things crazy fast, and crazy efficient, but well. I take multitasking to HYPER speeds.
Unless, I’m stuck in a droned-out “depression.”
Which I take, as it is. Before I used to try and fight my way out…now I just allow the swings to come as they will.
I embrace them, and in turn, they embrace me back.
Tiz a sweet balance.
(I DON’T BELIEVE IN MEDS…to LOVE your mind – or anything – is to accept the good and the bad.)

I find my “down” stages are when I just need a break from the world.
Some “ME” time. Time to reflect, chill and be mindless.
Mindless, is good. Not mindless, without-direction activity…
but just “being” without outside forces combating your silence.

Think of it as the buddha-like meditation pose without being in the buddha meditation pose.
LOL

You don’t NEED to take your shoes off, pretzel-up your legs and make humming noises
to “ZEN OUT.”

Your mind needs to reset or else you fall into bad decisions because your “engine”
is being over worked and your thoughts become shady.
That’s if, some even THINK for a living.

Here’s my natural ebb and flow at the moment.
All my body’s craving is THIS.
Fruits, veggies, nuts, water…ONLY the good stuff.

I don’t wanna take in dairy, so I’mma finish off my last yogurts and then stop.

I was a vegan for 2 years back in the day.
I want to go back.
(It’s for health and for the animals)
I became one after picking up a pamphlet in NYC.
Was out with my vegan gf at the time at a vegetarian restaurant.
The pamphlet was: 101 Reasons to be a Vegetarian
(link at the bottom of blog incase you wish to read)
I had a flight out the next day, back to the Bahamas. 2.5 hour flight, nothing to read
EXCEPT my pamphlet!
Got off that flight, bought some proscuitto (last meal, one of my fav things) and stopped eating
COLD turkey.
I started again after watching a different gf GORGE herself in front of me.
LOL
She’s brazilian-dutch – and slender, one of those who can eat, not workout and never gain a pound – grew up in Portugal and London.
We met in boarding school and got together 10 years later.
(She was actually my first)
😛
(She raped me of my “innocence.”)
HA HA
So, when we went to the US, like most foreigners…
she “enjoyed” the food.
It started with Denny’s. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals.
And, one of my favorite things was the Denny’s Scram Slam.
My obsession started in Tampa when I was 17.
It’s not on the menu anymore, but they still make it on request.
It’s an omelet filled with all my favorite goodies.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.
I’d have it whenever I’d go to Denny’s, which wasn’t often. But I used to get that.
While we were in Florida, we’d go to Denny every morning
** we were there for 2 weeks or so **
(as it was right near where we were staying, plus…it’s DENNY’S! Mmmmmm.)
I’d sit and drink my coffee and just watch her.
Finally, I caved in and had a veggie omelet.
And like a drug, or sugar, or alcohol…it creates a reaction in your mouth, mind and tastebuds.
Eggs, are not flesh, but they are a form of something “living” in a way.
Ya know?
And from there…the flood gates opened. I became not only a meat eater…
but a meat LOVER.
LOL
But as with everything, once you ween off, your body doesn’t desire it anymore.
Like sugar, alcohol or smoking…
once your body gives it up, you naturally don’t desire it because of the way it reacts with your body.
When you start it again though…the memories flood back and you get pulled right back in.

I’ve been consuming more flesh than I should and too much alcohol lately.
(I tend to get lazy and fall off the bandwagon especially when I bounce around without pause.)
Which essentially = life’s outta control no time to breathe
Right now, I’ll take a break…as I said, I’ll STOP eating animals again…

once I’ve tried everything on this earth that’s currently being eaten.
😛

China’s a big one to eat my way through.
But, like with my traveling…I just need to do my checkoffs.
Been there, done that…and move on.

Soon the majority of my travels will be done…
and then, I move on to the next sector of my life.

🙂

Whatever that may be…but…

I have a pretty good idea of what it is.
😛

101 Reasons to be a Vegetarian:
http://www.vivavegie.org/vv101/

A cool way to “zen” out. I have his on loop. My friend Diana shared this yesterday.
Sweet in visuals and sounds. Check it!
It helps structure my thought so it isn’t bouncing all over the place.
When I need to focus, that’s what I do. Find a song that “speaks” to me and play it on repeat.
Enjoy.

 

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Laptops and Ketchup. Mmmmmmmm. Tasty!!!

Great start to the day, wouldn’t ya say?
Yes. That there’s ketchup. Just another day in the life of one of Cara’s laptops.

It was a packet of ketchup I had in my backpack.
I didn’t know that the back makes its way to the front without barrier.
See my fingers?

Good to know. Good to KNOW!

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Art, Food, Photography, Pictures, Technology

 

I Told You, My DiMattCa Clan, that I’d have something for ya……..are you sitting down? Sit down.

We left off with Matt impregnating a dolphin…
so while you guys passed out on me
here are the treasures that I stumbled upon.
(Which then in turn lead to adventures and creative genius. Don’t you just LOVE when that happens?)

We wondered what the baby would look like..
well, here’s Matt and Flipperina’s child, as a teen.
(Takes more after Matt it seems.)

When he was a baby, we weren’t quite sure who the father was.

Kewl pic I came across while on the search of Matt’s porpoise offspring pics.

 

Sweet, no?

Diana’s porpoise offspring.
Cute little thing.

Remember my adoptive family?
Found a pic of my brother. His such a pimp.
🙂

Imagine takin’ this guy to bed.
(Actually, it might make a threesome kinda fun. Or at least, interesting.)
Nice butt.
🙂

Which then brought me to multi-limbed frogs.
Fa-reaky!
Believed to be caused by a parasite called Ribeiroia.

Awwwweeeeee. Why are baby things always so cute?

Which brought me to him…

And then to polydactyly. No Photoshop here. Tiz real.

A guy in my class had thumbs like this. HE could actually control it like a crab claw.
Twas neat. There was a girl in my same class that was missing a thumb
because when she was younger she sucked on it and to stop her, her mom bandaged it up.
Well, that thumb eventually fell off.
I always thought, “HEY! Why don’t you give your thumb to her!”
(BALANCE, no?)

Then KFC came to mind…

Which all at once inspired an ad campaign.
🙂
C’mon. Just TELL me I’m not a advertising GENIUS!!!
That’s why they pay me the BIG bucks!
😛

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Then, a buncha other randomness.
A freaky fish face

With all the work to create the frog tongue, don’t you think they coulda
Photoshopped the damn fillings out of her mouth?

Oh Kermie. What would Miss Piggy say!

Throwback to the topics:

Oh wait.
HA HA

I got something for ya.
**HOLD**

Right. I’m back.
To ma Dragomir:
Your very own Dragominater poster.
Coming to a theater near YOU!
I know you gonna just LOVE this. Again. I’m good.
You love it, yes??? Say you love it.
😛

Shit’s good when I’m not distracted by you. Huh?
Me likey. Makes me smile.
😀

Hope this finds you to a pleasant “wake up” once you rise again to greet another day
well, the SAME day…just later on in the afternoon.
XOXOXOXO

 

Breaking the Seal of Overindulgence

Good God.
I think it’s DEFINITELY time for detox!
Whoa.
Red wine OVERLOAD yesterday.
After about 4 glass of wine at the hotel bar…headed into Rotterdam.
Started off with a softijs.
🙂
Reminds me of my daddy. I’m not a dessert kinda person…but these have become a, AT LEAST,
once a week addition to my Netherlands diet plan.
Interesting.
Stopped into the Mexican restaurant across the theater for a quick beer to kill
time before the movie.
This was SUCH an uncomfortable scene to watch.
Chick was YOUNG and obviously not all that interested.
When her eyes met mine, it was almost screaming: “HELP ME!”
As I was mesmerized by the spectacle before me, someone got in the way of my view.
I was like, “Ha. Funny…she looks like…oh, it is!”
(Was my friend Vessi.)
This place is just ONE big spread out small town or something, cuz good God.
For a person who doesn’t live here, I sure bump into a lot of people I’ve met!
(Population is around 650,000 Between Schiedam and Rotterdam)
I’m starting to feel I gotta really watch myself, I no longer feel (enjoyably) incognito here.
**sigh**
The demon himself.
OMG.
TOO many of these. TOO many!
(We ended up closing the restaurant and the owner sat down to chat with me…
along with 2 bottles of red wine.
(This, on top of the bottle or so I already downed)
AYE.
See You See Me…again. As always. It’s become my sanctuary here in Holland.
http://www.restaurant-seeyouseeme.nl/
Great atmosphere, food and service.
Below is some new mango concoction.
There’s always a new treat to try as a “welcome” to See You See Me.
Mmmmmmmm. My Pad Thai.
Erin, I told you I like my cilantro!
No mercury in ME man!
😛
At the restaurants I have cappuccino at…I’m pretty well-known now
for my need for SLAGROOM!
(whipped cream)
I don’t however need THIS much…but, as the proper little asian that I am
polish it off as “respect.”
(People spoil me here)
It was really cool getting to know the owner.
She was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but has been in Holland
since she was 7.
We discussed stock trading to tennis to opening up the restaurant to human trafficking to how much I can drink.
(Her observation. **sigh**)
(and get THIS, the woman in the house RIGHT across from hers – Chinese – was/is a part
of a HUGE human trafficking ring. She’s currently in jail but business still runs as usual;
Judging by all the fancy cars the kids and family still continue to consume.)
I’m trying to find the articles, as she said they are splashed all over the internet
however, I have to do it in Dutch. Yikes, just the kind of mission
you want to take on after a night of overloading on red wine.
(Maybe I’ll have Chu or Ant do it for me. Yes, yes. That sounds like a plan!)
😛
Do me a favor, remind me to DETOX.
I need to be a good girl for a few weeks. Lest my liver divorce me.
Thanks.
(Also, gotta be in good form for my new restaurateur friend who’s obsessed with clay court tennis)
 

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No Journey is EVER a Total Loss

Plans got a little scotched for Sunday. One of the participating bodies got the shits
so was confined to “not going too far away from a toilet.”
Which is cool cuz I woke up not really wanting to do much anyways.
However, I did need to EAT!

I took a 15 mins walk to meet my “brother” Anthony at our favorite chicken place.
😦

Closed.
**WAAAAAAAAAAA**

It’s actually something, besides Thai I enjoy eating here. It’s actually TASTY!
15 mins of daydreaming…mouth-watering…shattered.

Went to the vid store in the same plaza to get some drinks.
Yes, I’m still obsessing over 13.
🙂
If it had as an amazing an impact in your life as mine, you’d obsess too.
😛

This DVD caught my eye.
My eyes naturally gravitate to great books and movies…
so…

let’s see if my eyes fail me this time!!!!
El niño pez means Fish Child. Guess I’ll figure out its meaning, soon enough.

Here’s the trailer.
I looked for it on iTunes, but nada.
Almost felt the mission was a loss…but, BINGO! I found a working stream!!!!
YAY!
Now to escape a bit. I need a good movie.
**crossing fingers**
Ciao for now.

 
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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Food, Holland, Homosexuality, Life, Love, Movies

 

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