Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Cinco de Mayooooo

Cinco de Mayo is an amazing holiday. Really. Most people think it's the Mexican Independence Day, but that happened in September 1810 with the Grito de Dolores, a sort of Mexican Independence war cry. Cinco de Mayo is really a celebration of the Mexican army's victory against invading French forces in 1862.

Yes, Mexicans celebrate this day because its the only time they successfully repelled a foreign invader. Out of respect and reverence for that success, Americans drink copious amounts of tequila and wear culturally insensitive costumes. Hooray!

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, a group of us went to Palomino's, the newest Mexican food restaurant in Stillwater. They have a spinach-artichoke queso that is served with pita chips. It's to die for....honestly. At the very least, someone sold their soul to the devil for a product this good. (Mitch definitely read over my shoulder and told me 'Oh my Gosh, the spinach-artichoke queso is not even that good.' Clearly he's a robot or he's been paid off by one of the other 36 Mexican restaurants in town....or both.)

Today is also National Teachers' Day, which I think is quite fitting. After all, who needs a shot of tequila more than all those underappreciated and underpaid teachers?

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