Surprisingly, these two subjects are not in anyway related, but both are responsible for making this a Very Good Day.

We’ll start with the ketchup packet.

If you are anything like me, you love yourself some ketchup.

I’m not saying a little ketchup. I’m saying lots of ketchup. Tons of ketchup. Enough for a nice-sized glob at the end of each french fry.

And if you ask me, the packets offered by food chains never contain enough ketchup to thoroughly enjoy a nice plate of fries. I mean, really. Look at these things:

You need 100.

It never fails. I always end up with a pile of empty packets about 11 feet tall next to my plate.

Embarrassing? Not for me. But on a couple occasions I’ve caught my dining partners doing a shifty-eyed glance around, hoping nobody else has noticed the mountain of used packets strewn on our table.

So imagine my delight when I saw this article posted on facebook!

After years of silently praying, the Ketchup Gods have answered. Heinz is revamping the ketchup packet to hold three times more ketchup, making for more convenient dipping, squirting, and all around ketchup-loving goodness.

Hallelujah!

Now, couple that with this picture that my co-worker sent me:

Bob Marley Shot

I was told I need to take at least one of these while in Jamaica. And I will be. Oh yes, I certainly will be.

This same co-worker also told me the bus drivers hide cases of beer in the woods.

En route to your resort, they’ll pull over, disappear into the bushes, and return with a case of Red Stripe to be enjoyed on the way to your hotel.

This, people, is the definition of paradise.

Check back next week for stories from Ochos Rios, Jamaica.

Until then… 🙂