There are only a few times of the year that my household tends to worry about laborious cooking and the display of fine dining. One of these times is during Thanksgiving. After my mom and I moved down to Virginia in the middle of my sophomore year of highschool we were excited to find that since we moved away from the family and now tend to have busy schedules, we no longer worry about making extravagant meals (though sometimes I do miss her cooking, she once worked at a restaraunt.) This thanksgiving though, one guest changed things.
My mom decided to invite her boyfriend over to join us for Thanksgiving this year, and it has been a couple of years since I have been with her for this holiday due to going to school in Michigan. So this time the holiday was going to be extra special. so, a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving we all decided what we were going to have for dinner. A list of turkey, green beans, stuffing, potatoes, dinner rolls, and cheesecake for the dessert. My mom instantly got started with the task of preparing the dinner while her boyfriend took on the task of making his first cheesecake.
First my mom’s boyfriend had to buy all the supplies and equipment for the cheesecake, but forgot he did not have a mixer and told my mom disappointed half way through making the dessert at his house that he would have to drive out and buy one just to make this cheesecake. Luckily, my brilliant mom told him that the blender has a similar mixing option and he could use that instead.
Next, was my mom’s turn she had gotten the turkey unthawed and was getting ready to cook it. While, she was getting the turkey ready for dinner she was also multitasking on the other items to get them timed to finish all at the same time. slowly as time passed and she was hard at work things got a little stressful as the cooking instructions for the turkey and stuffing got wet and stuck together, then we were unable to find a potato masher.
At this point I was beginning to wonder if all families got stressed while making Thanksgiving dinner, and how important this holiday actually is now a days. I sat down in a Scrooge like state of mind while my mom’s boyfriend came in the front door. I went back to helping my mom and her boyfriend make dinner thinking that this holiday really was going to be dull, until her boyfriend began to act silly, and started cracking jokes while cooking. I was making the gravy, which got screwed up completely, I am not a chef by nature like my mom and grandma are. He instantly poked fun at it and I began to relax again. Due to our new house guest my thanksgiving was saved, and yet again, I caught him wearing Levi’s this day.
I think he would make a great mascot for Levi’s. He is a calm collected man, a gentleman, hard worker, and knows how to make a good time out of anything. He also shows an all american side with his slight country accent, old American gentleman views, and not to mention helping out other American’s with his job as a state trooper, and swat team member.
He would be for Levi’s what Jared was for subway for a while, or even the crazy guy for old spice commercials right now. He would have commercials based off the stories from his regular life, and on Levi’s twitter and Facebook account he will be able to respond to any questions customer’s may have and tell more stories everyday. I think giving a face to a product or a life goal makes the product seem more personal to people like me. In fact, it would be even better to get a group of Levi’s role models who will share stories about their lives showing why they make great role models, and they will be able to tour the world and volunteer for causes that the company of Levi’s feels fit. The rolemodels will come from many different backgrounds, personalities, and age groups. Their volunteer times will be video taped and put on a youtube Levi’s channel for everyone to see. These rolemodels will also be chosen through a contest placed out on t.v. and print campaigns by the Levi’s company.
Below: the extra place setting I made for Mike, my mom’s boyfriend, and where I came up with my idea.