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My Band Name: Seized Chorizo

October 28, 2008

With Stephanie, the substitute teacher over at Rider's Block, searching for a new band name, I inadvertently stumbled upon one of my own (though, I do like Stephanie's idea of Sara's Gone Rogue). That would be Seized Chorizo.

The source is this article:

Customs inspectors scored the makings of a barbecue when a 21-year-old South Texas woman declared several soiled baby diapers at a U.S.-Mexico border crossing.

Suspicious of the chunky diapers, inspectors with U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the international bridge in Hidalgo found several links of spicy pork sausage, or chorizo, inside. The diapers had been folded to look soiled, according to a customs agency statement.

The Mission resident, who was not identified after the Friday night incident, was fined $300 and her chorizo was seized.

Being that I'm not much of an international traveler, I wonder, is it absolutely necessary to declare soiled diapers at the border? I thought it was birds and plants (and, apparently, sausage), but then, I'm not sure since the only foreign land I've ventured to is Ohio. I've never had chorizo, but since I celebrate the pig and all its deliciousness here quite often, I have to say that anything that can be described as "spicy pork sausage" is well worth the effort of folding a half-dozen diapers over themselves in order to look used. Although, I do wonder how much chorizo $300 would have garnered at the local Piggly Wiggly.

Just so you know, my daughter's godmother is from Mission, TX. The next time I talk to her, in between questions about chupacabras attacks, I'll have to ask her about the chorizo from Hidalgo and whether it's worth soiling my diapers over.


Poobomber said...

It brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "hiding the sausage" doesn't it?

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I thought about that when I was writing this out, but then shuddered a the thought of a woman with spicy pork sausage hidden on her personage.

Will Shannon said...

Chorizo is pretty kick-ass.

I love making up band names...what sort of band is it?

Frank said...

Chorizo is delicious.

And Ohio IS a foreign land...I never go there without a passport and a tuberculosis vaccine...

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Hahaah! Let me know if chorizo is worth it as I too celebrate the pig. Good stuff, brilliant post.