My Dear Friends Rant

Most everyone in the US knows how crazy Americans party for Cinco De Mayo. I have a dear friend who gets unraveled every year about this. I meant to post her FB rant on the 5th. Better late than never.
It’s your annual rant… I mean lesson on Cinco de Mayo from your friendly Spanish teacher. 🇲🇽
1. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. That’s September 16th. Which means you will have another excuse to drink Margaritas and eat Nachos in a few months. ¡Viva México! 
2. Margaritas, Nachos, hard shelled tacos, Chimichangas, Fajitas, 7 Layer Dip and Burritos were all invented in the USA! 
3. Cinco de Mayo is the Battle of Puebla. This little town in Mexico scared the French Army into retreating and they won the Battle on May 5th. 😄 ⭐ ⚔️
4.MAY 6TH- The French came back and finished the job. Mexico WON THE BATTLE, BUT LOST THE WAR!!!!. 😧 🇫🇷
5. If you have read up to here so far… you may have a Tequila Shot! (Tequila is Mexican.) 
6. “Remember Cinco de Mayo,” was a saying of HOPE. If they defeated the French once, they could do it again. 
7. Mexico lived under French Rule and had a French Emperor named Maximillian. One day, the Mexicans cut off his head and he really had a hard time ruling after that. ☠️
8. You may have another shot of Tequila! 
9. There’s lots of French culture in Mexico… like Pan Dulce! 🥐
10. France and Mexico get along now… 🇫🇷❤️🇲🇽 except if they are playing  a soccer game in the World Cup. The last time they played, Mexico won and all the Mexicans in the stands were yelling,  “¡Cinco de Mayo!” Now it makes sense why they were yelling that. ⚽🏆

Fibbing Friday – May 7

Di’s turn this week to give us questions to which we must lie. Often this is more difficult than telling the truth.

1. What is a menagerie? A group of male mini giraffes.

2. What is Victoria’s Secret? That in reality she goes commando

3. What is the secret of The Black Magic Box? It’s actually a time machine which makes it appear to be mere magic

4. What do hurricanes, tornadoes and mosquitoes have in common? they can all bite you in the a** if you are not prepared for them

5. What do Merlin and a Griffin have in common? They were the original characters for “How To Trian Your Dragon”
6. Complete this famous trio: Sooty, Sweep and ………  scoop it up

7. Who are the Telly Tubbies? latch key kids in the 60’s

8. Why are Hymns not called Hers? men named them
9. Whose signature logo is The Whopper? Pinocchio 
10. What is skiffle? a hat designed for wearing in a hurricane

12 Bloggerz – May 2021

Rory asks twelve questions for bloggers to answer. My brain enjoys answering questions because heck, nobody knows my thoughts better than I do.

1. When was the last time you were totally lost? [Be this physically, mentally, emotionally or so on, interpretation is yours.] Ever since the beginning of lock-down

2. Do you think that we, as viewers to the entertainment industry, have much higher and perhaps unrealistic expectations to the content that we read, watch, or listen to today in comparison to previous years and or generations? I don’t think I have higher expectations. I do limit myself to things I enjoy though.

3. Does money ‘really’ make us happy or is that just a myth and more importantly it is ‘what you do with it’ that makes you happier? I don’t think that money makes you happy. But I do believe that struggling without enough money for basic needs makes you unhappy.

4. How important to you is it to be right? Pretty darned important

5. How often do you find yourself completely confused with life and the way it is changing and has changed over the last ten or twenty years? I think I have only been completely confused with the way life is changing since the orange one came in to power. I now have family and friends that seem more like aliens than rational people. I am still confused with their outlook on life. 

6. When out shopping and carrying your goods or groceries, which do you prefer to use more often – paper or plastic bags [reusable] or cotton totes or something else? I typically use paper bags from the store. I reuse them for a multitude of things. I have my own cotton toes but usually forget them. In my humble opinion, they have the 10 cent charge for using plastic bags all wrong. It should 10 cents for a paper bag, and 75 cents for a plastic bag. That might actually change people’s usage.

7. How many emails do you get a day [roughly] and from who do you get the most? 80 – 100 a day. Mostly sales pitches or “programs” to give me a better life. 

8. Have you ever made for yourself ‘homemade wine/spirits’ and if so what was it made from and how was it? Nope. I don’t drink alcohol so that would be a total waste of time.

9. In your opinion and from no ‘fixed time period,’ what have been in your eyes the top 5 most memorable television series you have ever watched and what made them special to you? Big Bang Theory – loved the characters, especially in the beginning with all their joyous nerdiness. Gilmore Girls – the interaction between the mom and daughter .   My So Called Life – the angst of growing up was well portrayed.  All In The Family – the variety of personalities portrayed more honestly than had been seen before.  Sex and the City – a truly enjoyable escape from normal life.

10. What’s wrong with today’s music as opposed to the music of your yesterday’s – do you consider the music now to be far worse or greatly improved and why? I have an eclectic taste in music. I distinctly remember my mother telling me rock and roll music was just loud noise. I sometimes feel that way about what’s being played now. I mostly enjoy my students called dinosaur music of the late 50s, 60s,70s, and 80s. 

11. Does world history really matter to our daily lives – is it that important – l mean it’s not like we can change anything right – what do you think? History matters every day in my life. I want to move forward from all the mistakes of the world’s past. I can’t grow if I don’t know what went wrong.

12. Do you believe that a good night’s sleep and waking up refreshed the following day helps you make better decisions or worthier improvements to your life – or it makes no difference at all? Being an insomniac I rarely know what it is like to wake up refreshed. 

Fandango’s Provocative Question #116

Fandango’s question this week is actually a series of questions. Fandango says…
“Since you are a guest on my blog, I thought I’d play the role of Stephen Colbert and pose these 15 questions to you in this week’s edition of Fandango’s Provocative Question(s).”

  1. Best sandwich? A Rueben made with mustard, but no Russian dressing
  2. What’s one thing you own that you really should throw out? clothes that don’t fit – who am I kidding anyway
  3. What is the scariest animal? My first thought is humans because, well, you know. If I am required to answer not including humans, I would have to say rats. They can get in anywhere, they carry disease, and they scare the c**p out of me
  4. Apples or oranges? Now I need to say apples. I love oranges and orange juice, but I am no longer able to enjoy either. Apples are one of the few fruits on my OK list.
  5. Have you ever asked someone for their autograph? Only as a kid, when I went to Disneyland.
  6. What do you think happens when we die? I change my opinion on this often. I don’t believe in a “place” called heaven. I also don’t believe our spirit dies, so……
  7. Favorite action movie? Not my genre
  8. Favorite smell? So many favorites: freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, newborn babies, freshly mown grass, the air after it has just rained
  9. Least favorite smell? skunks
  10. Exercise: worth it? Absolutely, but limited to what doesn’t hurt my body
  11. Flat or sparkling? Water? flat
  12. Most used app on your phone? Solitaire
  13. You get one song to listen to for the rest of your life: what is it? Little old Lady From Pasadena
  14. What number am I thinking of? 4,348
  15. Describe the rest of your life in 5 words? Always seeking calm peaceful relationships