I feel like I HAVE to write something today, just so I can say what I did on the very auspicious 05/05/05 day. :) I went over to Hilary’s and helped clean in exchange for a favor I busted out of her earlier this week.

We had ghetto mocha’s…leftover morning coffee, with soy milk and chocolate syrup. IT was good, all it needed was crushed ice and we would have been in business.

I just took Rainy with me to a nearby garage sale. I got some fake flowers for the bridal shower this weekend — and I took Rainy because lately she has been destroying something of mine every time I leave.

And curtesy of Tim:

Cinco de Mayo

The rest of the story!

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 early in May 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 day of mourning occurs each year in early May and is known of course as …”Sinko de Mayo”.

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