Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sx3: ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

OK, Scribe Fans! Our Silly Sunday Sweepstakes is going "live" today! And just what does that mean? It means I'm offering a real, live, honest-to-goodness prize for the best caption...in honor of Cinco de Mayo, which we're gonna celebrate on Tuesday.

A bit of background, first. We received this silly shot from friends in a Christmas card. They have 6 kids...3 girls & 3 boys...and while on a vacation South of the Border, they decided to Share the Sombrero Love. That's about all I know about that, except that we've featured this pic on our fridge for the last 5 months. We always get at least one funny comment when someone takes a gander.

And that's just what you need to do, y'all. Take a gander at this Superior Snap. Then Conjure a Caption. Then, tippy-type Said Caption in the Comments Section of this post. That's it. Nothing else is necessary. Nada. Nunca. Nil.

The funniest caption, as judged by Mr. Fairway, wins a copy of Los Barrios Family Cookbook: Tex-Mex Recipes from the Heart of San Antonio. This excellent cookbook features the best that La Hacienda de Los Barrios, that superior San Antonio Tex-Mex establishment, has to offer.

Mrs. Scribe's Silly Sunday Sweepstakes will remain open until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, so y'all can get your captions posted. And I'll announce the winner in my post on Tuesday, May 5. That's Cinco de Mayo. And what could be sweeter than that?

¡Buena Suerte!

26 comments:

LadyStyx said...

Even as they got older, their mom could never tell if those were actual smiles or if it was the after effects of the Chimichangas they all over-indulged in.

Susie said...

"The Osmonds take it south of the border:-)

Tara R. said...

"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!"

Love the photo! I need one of those hats.

meandtheblueskies.com said...

Dinner for 8 at a Mexican Restaurant - $160.00
Family photo of kids in Mexican hats - $5.00
Making your oldest son look like a Mayan Princess: Priceless

mannequin said...

Somewhere, someone is parenting these children.

Kasey said...

Uno, Dos, Tres, Quarto, Cinco....Seis? Honey...,where did Seis come from?

Betty said...

"There's no place like Texas. There's no place like Texas. Dorothy's red shoes don't hold a candle to our sombreros."

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

"They had no idea when they put on these hats that they had agreed to a round in the bull ring."

Nancy Flanagan said...

(mariachi band lead-in...)

Aye- yi yi yi
We are the seis dorkitos!

TMC said...

Mortified by the children's over-enthusiasm for all things mariachi, mom & dad snuck out of the restaurant for a little skinny dipping in the gulf.

Teri said...

"Kids, make sure you wear these hats so the aliens can find you when the Mother Ship lands this evening. We'll be by the pool. No, no, don't worry about us. No, really. Trust me."

Veggie Mom said...

Junior's sombrero shrunk when he dropped it in the pool.

Liz said...

A great pic! Found you at SITS

Z's Mom said...

Ah..the Mexican version of the Brady bunch....Mike and Carol started their own Mariachi Band!!!! Ole!!!

I love Cinco de Mayo...its Margarita time!!!!

Bilbo said...

1. Taking the "somber" out of "sombrero" since, oh, about 1990.

2. Do you know how many servings of refried beans it took to get these pained smiles?

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

Everyone say, "Montezuma's revenge!"

TeachJ said...

As we say here in Tejas, that one sombrero on the right is "Mejor que nada!" (Better than nothing).

Remember Cinco De Mayo - the only Mexican holiday celebrated more in the US than in Mexico! Gotta love it.

HappyChyck said...

Part three in the Mexican Tourist Makeover: The right accessories.

Em said...

We will not die like dogs! We will fight like lions! Because we are... The Seis Amigos!

Lynda said...

Bilbo cracked me up!

Sean Hogan said...

You would be smiling too if you went to Mexico well before the Swine Flu outbreak.

koe whitton-williams said...

todos dicen queso.

Thanks Melissa for your comments and visit.

Have a good week.

Marrdy said...

Oh my gooodness...I cannot outdo Tara R. Too funny!!

We are hot on the trail of the Freeto Badito...

By the way, I am still reading Amy Tan. Love this book. It's all about her which makes it all the more interesting!

Shawn said...

"And here is the family, getting a start on their Swine Flu!" (Mexico, don'tcha know)


Dang it---just saw someone else tapped into the Swine flu---you SWINE, you!!!!!!

Tracy P. said...

WOW! I am not going to come up with a winner here, but seriously, what did they do to get all those kids to smile like that? That is so cute it's almost scary!

Rita said...

Please count me in because I love to win for my girl. She is the cook in this house.
Thank you
Rita

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