Head for the border cuz it’s Cinco de Mayo.


Well, the closest border for me would be at the Detroit River for the U.S. and Canada, and, I can’t cross that border to my homeland since I don’t have an active passport.  My new green card is hung up due to my worn-down fingerprints, so I have to send a form to the state police to verify I’ve lived at mi casa for five years – actually it’s been since July of 1966.

Weather-wise, the day has been a carbon copy of yesterday, and has now morphed into a drainy day … that would be dreary and rainy.  In fact I just looked out and it is raining cats and Chihuahuas.

I had some errands to do but the raindrops started … well, that was a shame since my boss is out of the office today and tomorrow.  He is on a cement-hauling steamship in the middle of Lake Huron and enroute to Alpena, Michigan right now.  Had he extended his boat journey, the next stop would have been Duluth, but there is still alot of ice in Lake Superior, so he opted out.  Not a magnifico day to be cruisin’ unless it is somewhere warm and sunny like the Mexican Riviera.

So, are you fixing or feasting on traditional Mexican fare today?  I made myself tortilla soup, but please don’t ask for the recipe, as it is from Meijer’s new bistro-style soup collection.  There’s not much to the preparation … open the box, pour it into a pot, stir and eat.  It smelled so good that I tasted it while it was warming up.  Ay, caramba!  It had plenty of red peppers in it plus a few jalapenos thrown in for good measure as well.  As I type this post, in my peripheral vision I see some serious smoke plumes coming from my ears.  I also slathered some salsa cream cheese on top of a bagel so that was the extent of me getting my Mexican on for this special holiday.

It’s too bad Taco Bell hasn’t finalized home delivery of their food instead of just talking about it, because I’m sure they’d have alot of takers with this rainy weather.

I chose today’s kinda kitschy picture for a little flair for this Cinco de Mayo post.  It always makes me smile, even though it is a little cheesy, especially that striped donkey.  I was on a 10-day tour down the California coast and our group took a day trip to San Diego and Tijuana.  We were advised not to drink the water or eat the food and wait ‘til we returned to the hotel where we’d have an authentic Mexican meal in town.  While in Tijuana, I bought a couple of bottles of potent vanilla for my mom and her friend for baking, plus a mini bottle of tequila with a worm in it for me as a souvenir.  I didn’t bring home a serape, nor huaraches, and luckily I didn’t bring home head lice from donning that colorful sombrero on my head.

About Linda Schaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, so this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for four decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, though I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too. - Linda Schaub
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4 Responses to Head for the border cuz it’s Cinco de Mayo.

  1. Marge Aubin says:

    No Cinco-de-mayo food here. Good old Tuna Casserole. Loved the picture.


    • lindasschaub says:

      My mouth is still on fire from that soup! And the salsa as it had red peppers in it. Tuna casserole is better than that old chicken tortilla soup from Meijer. Glad you liked the picture. My mom said “hope you didn’t bring home lice”, the same thing she said when I had the thing on my head from the camel driver.


  2. ann marie stevens says:

    I like that you said its rainy cats and chihuahuas and love your photo picture


    • lindasschaub says:

      Well, it was raining so hard that I started to write “cats and dogs”, then decided to stay with that Mexican theme and say chihuahuas. I like that picture too – even though it is a little busy. I handed someone my little pocket camera and said “hurry, snap a couple of pictures in case one doesn’t come out” … I prayed I didn’t bring home lice. 🙂


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