Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Es Party Time Y'all!
That’s right...today is the day that Mexican’s everywhere celebrate their...independence...I guess...right?
According to Wikipedia: “Cindo De Mayo is a voluntarily-observed holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.”
Oh...right...so it’s NOT their independence day AND it has limited significance in the actual country of Mexico...I knew that. It stands to reason that American’s would celebrate this holiday...especially since we are all so welcoming of our Mexican friends...no...that’s not right...so...why do we celebrate it again? Oh...right...tequila. Understandable I guess. All I know is that the Mexican restaurants certainly get on board with this holiday in America. I have to be honest, I am hoping my night involves corn tortillas and salt rimmed glasses in some capacity. I’m not sure exactly what my plans are but I do LOVE Mexican food. Good news is, I can obnoxiously burst everyone’s bubbles when I tell them it’s not Mexico’s independence we are celebrating. I have this feeling they won’t care.
In other news...I got torn up last night at the softball game. I don’t know if you know this or not but my mode of defense as catcher is to heave my shins in front of the ball so I don’t have to run after it every time. I think people make fun of me for this but I don’t care. Those balls take an odd bounce every time they are thrown and so I only catch 1 in every 5 pitches probably...so rather than running all over the place...I try to stop the ball in its tracks by throwing my leg out there. Frankly, I think it’s heroic. Anyway, if you know me, you know I inherited some pretty fierce knee issues...plus...all the weight I’ve added to them hasn’t helped. Having said that, I don’t even like for people to touch my knees. Well, I took a softball directly to my knee last night...hard. It pretty much sucked.
Here’s a picture:
Now, don’t let the lighting and the grand size of my soft knee fool you...that bruise is fierce...a sacrifice I made for the team.
I have another game tomorrow night...maybe I should take it easy...LOL.
Ok-I hope everyone has a safe and fun Cinco de Mayo!!!
In honor of the Mexican singer Selena who died too soon(I have no idea what these words mean nor do I plan on finding out...if you are interested, feel free to go to Google Translate and figure it out)...
“Bidi bidi bom bom (bidi bidi bom bom)
Bidi bidi bom bom (bidi bidi bom bom)
Bidi bidi bidi bidi bidi bom bom
Bidi bidi bidi bidi bidi bom bom
Cada vez que lo oigo hablar
Me tiemblan hasta las piernas
Y el corazon igual
Y se emociona (y se emociona)
Ya no razona
No lo puedo controlar
Y se emociona
Y me empieza a cantar
Me canta asi, asi.” Bidi Bidi Bom Bom-Selena
Posted by Heather Wyatt