Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Today is Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. One wonders how amazing Mexico would be if it was run by the French.

Anyhoo, the reason I’m posting this – besides the obligatory Salma Hayek photo – is most of my coworkers are really pissed off they can’t go out and get hammered at a bar this evening. They’re younger and have a better tolerance for alcohol, unlike this old timer.

The Wuhan virus lockdown has driven everyone crazy, and after two months with the kids home all day, every day, the missus and I decided it would be nice to have some alcohol in the house. I headed to the store and got the missus some Seagram’s drinks and a twelve-pack of Sierra Nevada beer for me.

It’s been a while since I had a beer. I had one at Christmas, and before that… I honestly don’t know. Months, easily. So after jumping back on the wagon – or off it, who remembers? – I realized my tolerance is very low. One beer had me nearly completely drunk, and I sipped most of it. It’ll be a while before I can have more than one a day, but it at least takes the edge off the screaming kids.

5 thoughts on “Happy Cinco De Mayo!

  1. Most of the Mexican restaurants here are running specials (of course for pickup only). Thinking I won’t be cooking today and will take advantage of some really good chips, salsa and tacos specials.


  2. Hope you enjoy the Sierra Nevada. I have been drinking it since the early 80’s and I lived in Chico for 34 years. Now that they also make it on the east coast the flavor is a little different, but still great for most of the brews.


  3. Proof – I’m reading a book about WWII – shock – titled “The Saboteur” and it tells the story of Robert de La Rochefoucald, who was an aristocrat who decided to fight against the Nazis after the invasion of France. The book is amazing, and La Rochefoucald was a true French hero.

    I mean, yeah, many are cheese-eatin’ surrender monkeys, but this guy was a legend.

    Ronni – Absolutely take advantage. Mexican food is usually awesome.

    MelP – This one I bought in Philly, but the suburban supermarkets stock beer now, so I’ll be headed there often.

    Ingineer – One of the bottles was named “Torpedo.” One glass knocked me on my but. Very tasty, very strong.


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