(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)
We went to the art galleries in Rockville Town Center today.
They had this video called “Neighbor” by Kanat Akar.
It’s about the life of a 13-year old refugee boy from Alleppo, Syria who migrated to Anakara, Turkey.
The video is eerie and hypnotic as it walks you through the eyes of this little boy and the misery of his life.
While to me it represents the dark side of life, there is so much to be explored and felt from it.
You can’t watch this without feeling like you are there on this dirty, squalor of a road to nowhere, but wanting desperately to know where it ends. 😉
(Source Video: Andy Blumenthal)
Just wanted to share these beautiful Turkish lights that I found in Hollywood, Florida.
We had a delicious lunch at L’Chaim Asian Cuisine and Steak House–the honey chicken was to die for–OMG, it was like candy!
Afterwards, we walked about the shopping strip there and came across this store with these amazing lights.
It was a hookah (not hookers!) store which I am completely not interested in, having never smoked a cigarette or anything my entire life–true!
But these light were gorgeous.
I took these pictures and was even tempted to buy one–loved the colors and happiness of them.
Held off for now, too many nice things, especially since we then followed up with a day trip to Saw Grass Mills today–what an unbelievably huge shopping and outlet mall.
I know it must definitely be time to head home soon, because the shopping experience down here is wearing me down–just kidding, but it’s definitely a paradise not only for the beach, but for the shopping fun as well. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
So this is the kind of dessert turkey that will sweeten your Thanksgiving dinner.
Gobs and gobs of white, milk, and dark chocolate.
And they actually shaped it all like a turkey.
Sort of cute, but also sort of sugary disgusting, no?
Generally, I’m not a huge fan of eating turkey either.
Maybe when they boil it in oil, and it’s cooked through and through, it actually comes out juicy and not so bad.
But give me a nice piece of beef, and I’ll be your pal forever!
A colleague who was a veterinarian and worked inspecting meat plants overseas told me some things about the cleanliness though that made my skin crawl.
“The cleanliness outside of the U.S. is WAY DIFFERENT than here!”–and not in a good way.
Even in places that do maintain clean facilities and healthy animals, the way that “they make the sausage” sounded so unappetizing.
It made me think of all those PETA and other commercials that show the chickens and other caged birds in those crowded and filthy (and diseased) conditions…even aside from the cruelty, it’s enough to make you cringe.
He said they mash the meat until it’s like just a pink paste that gets shot into the tubes for hot dogs and things like that.
“It looks disgusting!”
Also, they put parts of the animal in that are basically leftover meats from the head and other parts of the animal that did NOT sound desirable at all.
I’m thinking to myself…FROM THE HEAD.
Uh, no more hot dogs for me, thank you.
I think that I’ll stick with a nice steak or burger or something KOSHER and palatable.
You can have your turkey and your sausage and eat it, but not me! 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)
Everyone was speculating why Iran was building a 202 meter long life-size replica of a Nimitz Class U.S. Aircraft Carrier in the Persian Gulf.
Well today (as we are hear of “progress” with Iranian nuclear talks), we got our answer, as the Iranian military took the opportunity and blew the mock U.S. aircraft carrier to smithereens!
The commander of Iran’s Navy stated: “The Americans, and the entire world, knows that the American Navy is one of our targets and it will take us 50 seconds to destroy every US warship.”
At the same time, Iran is mulling over the purchase of a powerful anti-aircraft missile system from Russia.
So now Iran is going toward an agreement for a possible lifting of western financial sanctions and a 10-year nuke capability, and we are trusting them that it is for peaceful purposes?
Many of our major Middle East allies are concerned including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and more, and so much so that an Iranian nuke capability may “spark a nuclear arms race.”
Hmm…why the desperation for a deal with “Axis of Evil,” Iran amidst ongoing hostility and threats from Iran towards “The Great Satan,” America, and all the express concerns of our longtime friends and allies?
Now we won’t just have deadly terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda and ISIS to contend with across the region, but also a nuclear armed Iran–amidst regular threats to sink the U.S. Navy and annihilate Israel (and just 70 years after the Holocaust killed 6 million Jewish men, women, and children!).
What have we learned about appeasement of dangerous foes and the unimaginable risks to millions of innocent lives around the world? 😉