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Cinco de Mayo FUN! 5-5-2011

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<p>Anyone partaking in festivities today? </p>
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<p>Apparently nobody is partaking in anything, since nobody has posted yet!</p>
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<p>Actually, I am going out tonight.  But it has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo.  I'm meeting a couple buddies for dinner and beers, and today just happens to be a day that we all have free.</p>
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<p>When I got married just over 11 years ago, we went to Cancun for our honeymoon.  And thus we were in Mexico for Cinco de Mayo that year.  We were expecting big parties, but it turned out that Cinco de Mayo isn't a big deal in Mexico.  Yeah, it's the anniversary of a victory in a battle against the French.  But the "real" holiday in Mexico (their Independence Day) is some time in September, I think.  We were told by the native Mexicans then that Cinco de Mayo is really an invention of the American beer companies to sell more beer.  Just like what they did with St Patrick's Day...</p>
But that doesn't mean I won't raise a Corona or two tonight.  <span><img alt="biggrin.gif" src="" style="width:16px;height:16px;"></span></p>
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