2020 – CINCO DUH MAYO ON RYE PLEASE

I started this post yesterday and my day got away so it has now become a “twofer” post except Wordless Wednesday will not be very wordless.


❤ TUESDAY –
No reason for the title of this post other than I just wanted to change up the name because I know there are a million and one – I counted – posts titled Cinco De Mayo floating around the web today. And speaking of mayo. Do you guys remember the commercial jingle, “Bring out the Hellman’s and bring out the best?”
This commercial is from 1973.

***Falling under the “and now you know” and “useless information” categories of life…

Something I discovered while looking for the Hellman’s commercial is that Hellman’s Mayo is also Best Foods Mayo and they both have the same jingle. The proverbial killing of two birds with one stone. Marketing 1 product with 2 names with 1 jingle.
Very clever… I see what ya’ did there Best Foods.
This comment was below this commercial on YouTube. Fact or fiction I don’t know but it sounds legit.

Originally seen in 1966. “Hellmann’s” is sold as ‘Best Foods’, “west of the Rockies”, because the “Hellmann’s” trademark doesn’t extend across the entire United States. An alternate version, using the “Hellmann’s” jar, was also filmed.
Thanks Barry!


Happy Cinco De Mayo! And for the first time since this quarantine, I’m super happy I won’t be in any grocery store coming across a big ‘ol fucking cow head in the meat section! So gross. As is cow tongue and chicken feet! Who is eating this shit and whhhhhyyyyyyy?

And speaking of gross shit. My mom used to buy beef brains and put them in my dad’s scrambled eggs. Also gross. Us kids tried them because when Sgt. Ray said, “just try it, it’s not poison.” We believed him. My dad was always bringing home stuff for us to “try.” Chocolate-covered insects, octopus, caviar.
All gross, gross, and disgustingly gross.

I’m also super happy I won’t be in any stores seeing pig head in the meat section either. Also gross.
I went to a pig roast one time and after the pig was roasted and everybody had had their fill someone cracked open the skull and people started scooping out the brains on crackers.
Miraculously, I didn’t vomit at least not at this party.
I remember trying it “just to be polite” but I was told I was drinking mass quantities of alcohol at that pig roast so I don’t really know if I liked it.
My days of being polite at pig roasts and basically everywhere else are over.


WORDY WEDNESDAY –
I started my day with my grandson Aidan calling to thank me for the masks I made for him. That was really sweet and then he actually wants me to make more! Yay. They must’ve been a success. That makes me happy. That also makes me sitting at my sewing machine for most of the day and that’s okay by me!

My granddaughter, Aidan’s sister Kiernan, called me on Duo today and read me a Pinkalicious book which was really sweet of her!
The call from my grandson and having a book read to me by my granddaughter plus beautiful blue skies, sunshine, and doors and windows wide open to catch the breeze…
What more can a Mimi hope for?!


This post got away from me too because you know, I was at the sewing machine! I hope you’re all well. I like to check in with all of you. I think it’s good that we check in with each other. I hope the next catastrophe that we face doesn’t take our computers down because then what??? Ugh. I don’t even want to think about it.


MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –