So... we have never... ever... celebrated Cinco de Mayo, mostly because we aren't Mexican. But hey, we love any excuse to have fun and do something a little different. So tonight Brittany and I made a delicious Mexican feast of enchiladas (from a box), a 7-layer chip dip (w/ refried beans, cheese, cream cheese, salsa, lettuce, and tomatoes), daquiries (virgin, of course, we use Sprite... mmmmm, so refreshing :) and strawberry pie. Now, I don't know if all those things are actually Mexican, I'm pretty sure the strawberry pie isn't, at least. But who cares? The point was, we had fun. Dad even helped a little. And it was super-freakin' delicious, AND my brother wore this awesomely ridiculous black sombrero with gold designs on it while he read to us about the origins of Cinco de Mayo (which I obviously didn't listen to very well, except that I remember the celebration started with Mexico gaining their independence from the French.) And so, for us, Cinco de Mayo meant eating delicious food, watching "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (which always makes me appreciate my life more), drinking fabulous beverages (which we garnished with fruit slices), and spending time with the family.
So as I thought of my post topic for tonight, I thought, wouldn't it be great if I celebrated more things in life that I usually don't? Not just holiday's that may not relate to my culture or religion, but daily occurrences in life. Today, for example, I worked with my Dad, published 2 posts, submitted 2 more (a jump-start on next week), and found out I got a raise at Visitsouth. I guess I could look at tonights' dinner as a celebration of that (though all the article stuff was after that). Or... I could get another piece of that strawberry pie and go to sleep (the sweetest celebration of any long day :)