Doing Anything for Cinco de Mayo?

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    May 05, 2016 11:50 AM GMT
    We're going to a Mexican-themed dinner tonight, where they'll be a mariachi band performing. Actually offering more like Tex-Mex food, which I prefer any way. Held at some friends' restaurant.

    They also told us they'll be serving top-line tequila for marguerites. In the US we don't commonly get the "good stuff" in restaurants & bars. But then I don't drink tequila anyway, can make me sick. Maybe take a sip of the husband's drink for a toast.

    BTW, a clarification: Cinco de Mayo commemorates a Mexican military victory over the French, but is not their national Independence Day, as many in the US mistakenly assume. Second, it's largely a US celebration, not as big an event in Mexico itself, where it's not even an official national holiday.

    So, what if any are your own plans?
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    May 05, 2016 1:26 PM GMT
    I'll be eating Mexican.
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    May 05, 2016 1:36 PM GMT
    Not4u saidI'll be eating Mexican.

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    May 05, 2016 2:14 PM GMT
    I'm going to an all male lock-in at a local bar. Everybody is bringing tents and we're building a fire in the courtyard. Totally illegal as fuck! LOL
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    May 05, 2016 3:17 PM GMT
    nope. my acid reflux sez no.icon_evil.gif
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    May 05, 2016 3:49 PM GMT
    Radd said
    I'm going to an all male lock-in at a local bar. Everybody is bringing tents and we're building a fire in the courtyard. Totally illegal as fuck! LOL

    I've never heard of that. I've done outdoor gay male camp outs, but never tented inside a bar. Are these common?
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    May 05, 2016 4:02 PM GMT
    BuggEyedSprite saidnope. my acid reflux sez no.icon_evil.gif

    Have you tried omeprazole 20mg tablets? It's a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) that actually shuts down your stomach's acid production, rather than being an antacid that briefly neutralizes it.

    I was diagnosed over 10 years ago with acid reflux by the VA. They also found perforations (sometimes also referred to as ulcers) during a scope exam. The VA prescribed omeprazole for me, which worked great, and still does.

    But now it can be bought legally off the shelf without a prescription. The cheapest price I've found is at Target, under their house brand name, because my husband also uses it.
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    May 05, 2016 4:07 PM GMT
    Radd saidI'm going to an all male lock-in at a local bar... LOL
    me too and figure who to hate more next Cinco de Mayo
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    May 05, 2016 4:07 PM GMT
    Dropping the transmission out of the Jeep, repotting some stuff in the greenhouse. Writing a report. Actually, probably a good day to put more petunia baskets outside, so they have a chance to harden off before the weather gets hot again.
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    May 05, 2016 4:24 PM GMT
    No plans yet. Just gonna ride my bike, meet people, and see what happens.
  • bro4bro

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    May 05, 2016 6:02 PM GMT
    Why would I celebrate a Mexican victory over the French in a war that Mexico ultimately lost?
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    May 05, 2016 6:08 PM GMT
    Ima get drunk and regret it tmr
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    May 05, 2016 7:16 PM GMT
    bro4bro said
    Why would I celebrate a Mexican victory over the French in a war that Mexico ultimately lost?

    Actually Mexico ultimately did win. Is it still a puppet empire that the French government under Napoleon III installed there? Are their rulers still hereditary decendants of Emperor Maxilian, Archduke of Austria?

    No, the Mexicans ultimately expelled the French, executed the imposed European Emperor, and won their independence. Through subsequent battles that Mexico did win.
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    May 05, 2016 8:58 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Not4u saidI'll be eating Mexican.

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    Nah. He's not on this site. He also cooks authentic Mexican food very well. He's also amused by what a big deal Cinco de Mayo is here as its not that big of a deal in Mexico. icon_wink.gif
  • bigtits

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    May 05, 2016 9:12 PM GMT
    I celebrated my Mom's birthday.

    Happy birthday Mom!I love you !
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    May 05, 2016 9:40 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    Radd saidI'm going to an all male lock-in at a local bar... LOL
    me too and figure who to hate more next Cinco de Mayo



    You're going to an all male lock-in too?
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    May 05, 2016 11:54 PM GMT
    Not4u said
    Art_Deco said
    Not4u saidI'll be eating Mexican.

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    Nah. He's not on this site. He also cooks authentic Mexican food very well. He's also amused by what a big deal Cinco de Mayo is here as its not that big of a deal in Mexico. icon_wink.gif

    Yes, as I noted it merely commemorates a single battle in a long struggle against French occupation of Mexico.

    How its celebration became established in the US is unclear. There's also some speculation that the Battle of Pueblo, 1862, helped to defeat the Confederate South against the US North.

    The reasoning goes like this: Emperor Napoleon III of France was prepared to back the Confederacy, and send the French naval fleet to break the Union blockade of the South, that was stifling trade to Europe. But when the French Army was defeated at Pueblo, in what turned out to be a temporary setback for the French, Napoleon nevertheless delayed his Confederate support, his first priority being to stabilize continued French control of Mexico.

    Timely Union victories before the French had once again defeated the Mexicans made a Confederate alliance less attractive to Napoleon, as well as to the British. In this scenario the Battle of Pueblo was actually also an inadvertent victory for the US Union, as it blocked France's entry into the US Civil War on the side of the South. With France ultimately losing Mexico anyway, after several years of defeats & victories for both sides.
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    May 06, 2016 12:09 AM GMT
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    May 06, 2016 1:39 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidWhy would I celebrate a Mexican victory over the French in a war that Mexico ultimately lost?


    Let's not be technical.....it is not at all a "Mexican Holiday".....only observed in USA
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    May 06, 2016 2:31 AM GMT
    Yeah yeah..... It's a lame tradition promoted by the Tequila makers in Mexico.....hahha
    I have for years. My family's part Mexican. I get it. We have The best Mexican food anywhere!
    My Friend who works for the ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Had a huge bash last night to usher it in. I had to much work to do, I didn't make it. Tequila makes me super drunk...... Today, I had a protein smoothy. No Mexican food. It's far too fattening!! lol

    BUT HE HAD SOME!!! LOL

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  • May 06, 2016 5:24 AM GMT
    Don't you mean SINKHOLE de Mayo?
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    May 06, 2016 11:18 AM GMT
    thatotherotherguy saidDon't you mean SINKHOLE de Mayo?

    That's funny & inventive. And if there was a locale that routinely became especially smelly in the month of May there could be a "Stinkhole de Mayo" celebration.
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    May 06, 2016 12:01 PM GMT
    And speaking of stinkholes...

    I am now paying the morning-after price for yesterday's Cinco de Mayo revels. My stomach aches, my head hurts, and my ass burns when I sit on the toilet.

    Partly a consequence of having broken my resolution not to drink any tequila. Even a single one (and it was the 100% agave primo stuff) was too much for me. And I compounded my egregious lapse in judgment by also accepting a drink bought for me by a friend, which I think was a Jack Daniels. A suicidal combination, no wonder I feel so miserable this morning. Not to mention that I'm drinking less & less of anything these days, and so don't tolerate much of any alcohol.

    And then there was the taco meat... The chef's our friend, and he personally invited us to this event at his restaurant. But tacos are not on his regular menu, and in any case one should never eat taco meat prepared by an effective novice who doesn't eat red meat himself.

    True! A chef who won't eat red meat, only fish & poultry. For his other meat dishes (which actually can be very good) his sous chef does the tasting or even cooks it himself.

    So what did I find in his taco meat? A lot more chopped jalapeƱos than are good for my 67-year-old Gringo gut. That's likely why my ass burns this morning when I crap, and probably accounts for my stomach cramps, too.

    I've gotta give this friend my original recipe for ground turkey meat tacos. Minimal fat and healthier than beef tacos, and I presume something within his diet. I challenge anyone to tell the difference by taste or texture between my turkey tacos versus a genuine beef taco. That I think are still tastier than what I ate last night, although he could still add jalapeƱos and other flavor enhancements to my recipe if he wants.

    So I'm back home, after 4 days away, culminating in Cinco de Mayo last night, which we attended directly after we left our guest house without first returning back here. Wounded, wiser, yet not completely unhappy with the entire experience. Feliz Cinco de Mayo! icon_biggrin.gif
  • JackNNJ

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    May 06, 2016 10:41 PM GMT
    I didn't, but I drove by a Mex bar that had a tent outside with festivities. Got a peek of some latina side boob.
  • Import

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    May 07, 2016 12:01 AM GMT
    CULTURAL APPROPRIATION!!!!!
    WHITE PPL CANT CELEBRATE IT!!!


    lol jk.

    but nope didnt do anything anyway. I find it to be as stupid as st patty's day.