Happy Cinco de Mayo

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by gcvmom, May 5, 2009.

  1. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    husband asked if we were celebrating today... probably thinking we could go out for dinner and a margarita at one of the local Mexican restaurants.

    Me, I'm thinking it will be too crowded and too expensive, so I suggest.....

    Taco Bell!!! :rofl:

    Ole! :laugh:
  2. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    EEEEEwwww! I can not eat there!!!
  3. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I went and had Happy Hour enchiladas and a couple of Margarita's with a friend. Does that count? It totally escaped me until halfway through that it is Cinco de Mayo. Between the flu and the storms here (4 inches of rain since Saturday), there hasn't been much celebrating even though there is a large festival here in town.
  4. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    I went to a Cinca de Mayo southern living home party and had lots of Mexican treats---and a few lovely margaritas---well as Mexican as you can get in a small southern coastal town in South Carolina.
  5. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    In Social Studies today with the 2nd graders, we happened to talk about Mexico and one of their heros - Miguel Hidalgo (not sure if that is spelled correctly). I remembered that today was Cinco de Mayo and knew there was a page coming up for Holidays so we turned to that page and talked about Cinco de Mayo also.
  6. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Well, we didn't go to Taco Bell afterall :winks:

    We did go to one of the smaller family-owned Mexican restaurants. No wait, good food, and I splurged on a strawberry Margarita (or two) :D

    husband thought the holiday was for Mexican Independence, but I corrected him (as I am so prone to doing anyway :p ). Mexican Independence Day is September 16th. Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico that celebrates the battle of Puebla, where the French army, which had not been defeated in 50 years, got their butts whipped by a bunch of rag-tag fighters in the state of Puebla. It's not really celebrated much in Mexico, but outside the country it has become a day to celebrate Mexican heritage. Sorta like what St. Patrick's Day has become here in the States.

    And thus concludes your world history lesson for the day. Ole!
  7. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Because we are so close to the border, they were discussing how most places in Mexico were putting any celebrations on hold until at least manana.
    Most restaurants still are not open nor have fresh food. Due to swine flu. They were told to dis-infect everything and they can open tomorrow, but they have to have approximately 6 feet between each table!
    Kind of sad.
  8. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I have a friend - she's Puerto Rican - I wished her Happy Cinco De Mayo - and she said um....."I'm 'Rican baby - but....I have a joke for you."

    Okay - shoot.

    What do you call it when 4 hispanics go out on the lake in a leaky boat without life jackets?

    Me......I.......dunno -

    Her - Quatro Sinko...

    OMG :surprise: - Apparently Latina humor misses something in translation.....lol
  9. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    LOL I love the joke... I suspect it's funny 'cuz I was born on the border.

    Several years back when I was in Oklahoma with my X, in desperate need of cheering up, my father put a jar of mayonnaise in the kitchen sink, took a picture and shot it to me via email with the caption: Sink O'da Mayo.

    It did its job. In fact I still have the picture somewhere...
  10. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Well, I'm recovering from a crazy Cinco de Mayo party I did yesterday. Wasn't supposed to start playing until 8pm, but went in to set up at about 3pm so I wouldn't bother the dinner crowd hauling equipment. THE PLACE WAS PACKED ALREADY!!! Set up, ran home...showered and went right back.

    I'm telling you what...these people could party and they want YOU to party with them. They will not take no for an answer. Needless to say, what supposed to be a 3 hour event ended up being 8.

    Look at the faces of those in the jalepeno contest...hysterical. I didn't include the pictures of the ladies who literally changed into the T-Shirt they won at a wall-to-wall packed bar.:anxious: That place was insane.


    Now the joke:


  11. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Ahhh, Step...you gave away the joke answer!!!:tongue:

  12. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Well if that owner was any kind of a business man - he'd be selling TUCKS wipes and malox to his customers today- and installing flame retardant toilet paper with extinguishers before the happy hour crowd.

    THAT is a LOT of peppers......
  13. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Watching that contest was painful. These guys (and one gal) were literally going to blow chunks at any time. And, it was a requirement that they take a shot of Tequila every 30 seconds. I'm playing Tequila in the background...crowd cheering them on...and I see them green in the face about to blow. :sick: Just another day in paradise.

  14. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    Maybe Abbey's song of the day for today should be Ring of Fire, by Johnny Cash?

    (Yeah, okay. Back to my corner)
  15. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2iv_E-Fn9E"]YouTube - Johnny Cash- Ring of Fire 1968[/ame]
  16. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

  17. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    Trinity -?????????

    HERE's YOUR CHAIR in the corner - pregnant ladies can't sit on the groun...lol

    ROFLM....ring of fire....off.

    Um.....did you know that Preparation H REALLY and TRULY approached the Cash family about putting Ring of Fire as the theme song behind one of their hemmorhoid commercials?

    Still trying to see Elvis spinning like a top over Viva Viagra.....makes me go EW every time I hear it.
  18. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Thet will be what we used to call "Pinwheeling" in college... after doing things like that!
    The description will put me into the corner.

    Yes I have.

    I love the faces!
  19. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    O. M. G.

    That's HILARIOUS!

    I had no idea.

    Thanks for the chair, Star. I'm getting to like it here in the corner. And I brought today's collection of craving-snacks with me: belgian chocolate, blueberry jello and black olives. Anyone interested?
  20. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    I will say that they prepared me something that is not on the menu...deep fried jalepenos rolled in salt then lime. Ummmm.... I couldn't eat them like these guys did, though. I'm good with 2 or 3. They did it raw.