The 15-day celebration of Chinese New Year has just finished! Whew! However, fireworks and firecrackers are still occurring every evening. When people in China prepare for Chinese New Years, they clean house. I am still in the process of cleaning house, mainly because I was gone from my apartment for 1-1/2 years, so there is lots to do. I am also working on cleaning out my computer -- the inbox, the desktop, dumping old files, etc. I even cleaned my computer screen -- inside and out. For the outside of the screen, I use a special cloth that the computer company gave me. For the inside, my cousin gave me this to try. Try it yourself... it is a great idea!
Yesterday I was at my local Wal-Mart buying
a large bag of Purina dog
chow for my loyal pet, Sheriff, the Wonder Dog and was in the
checkout line when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog. What did
she think I had, an elephant?
On impulse I told her
that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Purina Diet again. I
added that I probably shouldn't, because I ended up in the hospital
last time, but that I'd lost 50 pounds before I awakened in an
intensive care ward with tubes coming out of most of my orifices and
IVs in both arms.
I told her that it was essentially a perfect diet and that the way
that it works is to load your pants pockets with Purina nuggets and
simply eat one or two every time you feel hungry. The food is
nutritionally complete so it works well and I was going to try it
again. (I have to mention here that practically everyone in line was
now enthralled with my story.)
Horrified, she asked if I ended up in intensive care because the dog
food poisoned me.
I told her no, I stepped off a curb to sniff an Irish Setter's backside
and a car hit us both.
I thought the guy behind her was going to have a heart attack he was
laughing so hard. Wal-Mart won't let me shop there anymore.
This was sent to me today by a friend... Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I am still laughing...
Having lived in Arizona for several years, which has a very large hispanic population, I know the following is the true story behind the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. I don't rememer where I heard this, but this is the true account. By the way, Arizona became the 48th State in the USA on February 14, 1912.
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.
This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.
The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss. Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day.
The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.