Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Day of the Dead

It's my first time celebrating The Day of the Dead. I've tried to talk the family unit into celebrating with me before but they were reluctant. This year I sweetened the pot. I began my seduction by decorating skeletons and placing them around the house. I added a colorful skull garland and began talking up fiestas, dead people and fun. Who could resist?



Carmen Miranda skeleton, Mardi Gras skeleton, Don King skeleton




.. .. . . . . . . . . . . dapper thirties style skeletons





...... . . . . . . . . . . . vintage inspired skeletons




....... . . . . . . . . . . . .skull banner


In the spirit of celebrating Dia de los Muertos we decided to eat at a local Mexican food chain (can't give the name because of the crime that ensued). We told the waiter we were in a hurry because we were going to the Day Of The Dead celebration. We ordered. Waited, waited, and waited. Finally got our food but no silver ware. Waited and waited for it. They got my order wrong I requested they fix it. Wait some more. They are out of part of it, will bring when cooked. Never happened. Waited and waited and waited. One of our party never got their order at all (a one year old so I guess they thought it didn't matter). Ask for check, request carry out box, repeat we are in a hurry, poor service has made us miss an hour already. Wait, wait.... Pay check, still no box. We need to leave fast if we are making it at all.

Well, there is no way I am leaving my $10.00 meal behind. The waiter better hustle his mass, we've explained the time restriction several times now. Okay, times up, we are leaving, I'm taking my meal, I have no choice but to take the whole plate with me. This slow poke has now forced me into a life of crime. I am outraged! it is a nice plate though.

I will probably never recover from the stress of the whole debacle!!!! People were probably staring and pointing. I expected to hear sirens pursuing me at any second!!

Somehow I recovered and enjoyed the celebration very much. There was dancing, mask making, food and frolics. The decorations were outstanding.
I will absolutely be celebrating again next year, minus my crime spree.

45 comments:

Bee said...

No! You lie!!! No! Way was my favorite place to eat so incompetent (did I spell that right? Hold on let me check... my gooogly spell check tool bar says yes! i'm gettin smurter!)!!

No! :o(

Anyway, don't feel bad jean knee cuz I did something worse also for the same reasons as you!
Well we weren't going to a Dia De Los Muertos celebration... it's not really important where we were going.

Damn! Now I want to go to you know where! The have magnificnt flour tortillas [believe me I would know]!

Bee said...

HA! I spelled magnificent wrong the first time!!!
I blame the left over Halloween candy!

Jennifer B. said...

I had no idea I was reading the blog of a criminal. I also had no idea how much I was missing by reading your blog on Google reader because when I came to see it firsthand, I got mooned by a scarecrow!!!

compulsive writer said...

The plates story totally cracks me up.

I love your skeletons, too.

Brian o Vretanos said...

You hear about these people - they say if you have them round to dinner you should count the spoons and plates afterwards ;-)

I want to see an Interpol photofit of you...

Anyway, I'm glad that incompetence and chaos didn't spoil your day.

Jean Knee said...

bee- I had this thing called brisket tacos, sounds yuck but is yum, even though the fools didn't put the crispy fried onions on.

get it next time you are there

Jean Knee said...

Bee- the public school system is to blame for any and all spelling and grammar incompetence, put the blame where it belongs!

Jean Knee said...

jennifer- most of my crime sprees involve trying to gain access to my kid's school, so I won't corrupt you

Jean Knee said...

Brian- I rarely let incontinence and chaos ruin any thing

..there's always depends

Bee said...

I always have the Steak/Chicken Fajitas and the kick ass margaritas! MMMM

Tori :) said...

That's rad Jean Knee. Seriously. I'm impressed you took the plate.

Bee said...

I forgot to tell you I love the Carmen Miranda skeleton. I'm putting up as my wallpaper. (on my computer not my walls)

No Cool Story said...

I heart the Don King skeleton!!

What a start to the Dia de Muertos! Crime sprees...I wonder what's next :)

Jean Knee said...

I'll put a nice photo of that plate up soon.



what's next NCS? i do not know what is next? what do you mean by "next"?

Jean Knee said...

there should be a comma after the word know, I'm certain blogger deleted it out

Brian o Vretanos said...

BANG!

Jean Knee said...

brian- you still got it

Arugula Queen said...

I only want jazz skeletons in zoot suits.......electric blue with lots of fruity ruffles. Do you do custom orders?

Arugula Queen said...

You'll be sad when Nancy Drew shows up at your house and fingers you[don't let nancy finger you. that's gross] as the prime plate-stealing suspect and it turns into her newest formulaic novel...Nancy Drew And The Case Of The Grabby Gringa

Jean Knee said...

curses!! if only I didn't have a blog name already Grabby Gringa would be perfect

Jean Knee said...

Nancy will never finger me and live to tell about it

yeah that is just gross

Arugula Queen said...

I celebrated Day Of The DeadHead instead.....

Tie-Dye, dancing skeletons, and Cherry Garcia ice cream as far as the eye can see.....all on grass, of course.

No Cool Story said...

"So, why are you in here for?"

"I stole a plate from a Mexican Restaurant"

"Ay ay ay ay ay"

No Cool Story said...

Next on Snapped:

Jean Knee: What started as a Day of The Dead celebration with dressed up skeletons and a quick stop at a Mexican restaurant, ends with in crime spree and theft.

See what's NEXT!

Jean Knee said...

NCS_will you visit me in the big house?


iceberg- are you suggesting that you may have toked a mary jane?
Too bad Jerry ain't around to celebrate wit choo

Jean Knee said...

bee- I love that cutie Carmen Miranda, you can not watch her without feeling happy and gay (the old fashioned happy gay, not the new love your same sex way)

although there is nothing wrong with that

Bee said...

You told me to flirt with you so here I am.

jean knee, how you doin'?

You have to start practicing if you're gonna be in the big house.

Jean Knee said...

yeah, I hope I get Lu Lu the House Hippo as my special friend

Brian o Vretanos said...

Whiiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz















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BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!



















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EVEN BIGGER BANG!!!!!

Jean Knee said...

you are an expert with those fireworks

Bee said...

Oh! Fireworks!
For a minute there I though Brian was peeing on your blog!

Bee said...

I was about to go slap him...

Jean Knee said...

go ahead and slap away

Bee said...

brian:
::SLAPPED!::

Brian o Vretanos said...

Ouch! That hurt! Well, that's it - don't expect a professional firework display again next year...

Bee: Since when did you start doing what people tell you?

Bee said...

brian:
Only when jean knee commands me.

Bee said...

Brian, I apologize for slapping you. It was rude and uncalled for. :o)

See I'm being nice now.

Jean Knee said...

whoa whoa whoa, I know it seems like we all share the same blog, but, I liked the fireworks, and it's sorta my blog, mostly,,,, so I want one next year too (fireworks display)

Bee said...

That's why I apologized to the gentleman...

No Cool Story said...

When you go to the Big House (Casa Grande) I'll bring you a cake that says: "We miss you outside".

Or maybe "Get out soon"

Or "Don't steal anymore platos"

Bee, Brian, Mr. Cock-a-Doodle-Doo and I will set up some fireworks outside your window. It'll be lovely :)

Bee said...

I don't know NCS, I don't think I could be trusted with cake...

I'd probably eat it and then you'd be very disappointed in me!

Jean Knee said...

oh, no
itsa po-lice

NcS -make sure its big enough to share with my friend Lu LU the House Hippo

No Cool Story said...

Ah Bee, I'll bring one just for you, it'll say "Bee happy" or something sappy like that.

I'm kinda getting excited about all this Casa Granda plans.
So like, when are you going ;)

Jean Knee said...

don't know....I haven't even had the strip search yet,
always something to look forward to

Melissa said...

I never knew I was associating with a criminal! Guess you learn something new every day :)