Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Hoy es Cinco de Mayo. To all you gringos out there…that is Spanish for: Today is May 5th. Cinco de Mayo is a big dealio day to the Spanish community. This holiday is just as important to the Spanish Latino community as St. Patrick’s Day is to the Irish. Same festive celebration, different accent…no snakes.

The day commemorates the unlikely victory of the Mexican army over French (Napoleon) forces back in the 1800’s. It is not their independence day, but a day for celebration of Mexican heritage and culture. How do I know all this muy valuable information about Spanish history and culture? I drink Corona.

I’ve also been to Mexico once…with mis amigos…the Cancun 10. It was a blast…how can you not have fun being with fun people drinking margaritas on the beach, in the sun, in the swim-up bar, at Senor Frogs, on the rocks…make mine with salt, por favor.


I love margaritas and Mexican food….which we all know is really a taco that gets morphed into 50 different food forms. 50 different ways of serving cheese, refried beans, tomatoes, olives, guacolmole, cheese. There’s the enchilada, burrito, quesadilla, quesaburrito, and the enchitaco.
And te amo Spanish cerveza…beer, gringos. With lime, por favor. I used to think the lime in the coconut was the best idea ever, until I tasted the lime in the beer for the first time.

So today I thought I would leave you with a couple of important phrases you can use during Cinco de Mayo. I do not claim to be fluent in the language of Espanol…but I am fluent in the language of nonsense.

Hola. Me llamo…..(Gato.) Hi. My name is…..(Kat.)
Habla Espanol? Do you speak Spanish?
Donde esta el bano? Where is the bathroom?
Mi aerodeslizador esta lleno de anguilas. My hovercraft is full of eels.

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo…the day when everyone is free to be Espanol and a little bit loco……….especially after a couple of margaritas.



big C said...

In Tuscaloosa we use to go to El Ricon, and get the 40 oz margarita..... 2,705 calories of delicious!!!

Brianna said...

cervesa por favor?