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SoonerQueen
05-05-2011, 11:20 PM
Where did you all celebrate the big holiday?My son and I went to Pablamo Grill and it was really delicious.

Dustin
05-05-2011, 11:29 PM
I stayed home and studied for my last final of the semester... yay.

ljbab728
05-06-2011, 12:00 AM
I had the Taco Bueno "5 tacos for 5 bucks special" for lunch. LOL

bucktalk
05-06-2011, 06:07 AM
Went to Mama Roja's.....the place was packed by 4:30 in the afternoon

USG'60
05-06-2011, 07:20 AM
I was reminded of what it was celebrating and as Leno wondered, what's the big deal about defeating the French? :doh:

kevinpate
05-06-2011, 10:16 AM
I took a somewhat mindless stroll from my auto mech's shop to my house. Dinna really start out meaning to do that.

I was intending to hit a nearby rib place and invite a friend to join me, figuring a ribs for ride swap was something he might enjoy. But, a nice breeze and a bit of daydreaming set in during the walk. Next thing I knew, I not only had blown on past the rib place, I was quite a bit closer to the house than I was to the ribs. I almost backtracked anyway, but decided to just wander on home.

Jersey Boss
05-06-2011, 10:55 AM
Enjoyed a margherita pizza from Pisa by the Slice.

BBatesokc
05-06-2011, 04:40 PM
Went by Iguana downtown, but too many people for my taste. Went with two other couples to 1492 and had a delicious dinner (split the Taquitas de Cameron [sp] with the wife) and $3 margaritas and mojitos!

Going tonight for a Seis de Mayo celebration in Edmond to be catered by Ted's and complete with a frozen margarita machine and a Bin Ladin piņata (I personally don't care if anyone thinks that is tacky).

metro
05-06-2011, 08:07 PM
Where did you all celebrate the big holiday?My son and I went to Pablamo Grill and it was really delicious.

Nothing, I typically don't celebrate random, regional holidays of Mexico. I wonder if the Mexicans do anything for Columbus Day.

Bates, I'd love to see the piņata, please post pics.

redrunner
05-06-2011, 08:41 PM
Nothing, I typically don't celebrate random, regional holidays of Mexico. I wonder if the Mexicans do anything for Columbus Day.

Bates, I'd love to see the piņata, please post pics.

Not even Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo. America's fascination with Cinco de Mayo puzzles me. To me it has just turned into a huge marketing gimmick to get people to party and drink Mexican beer and eat Mexican food.

ljbab728
05-06-2011, 10:59 PM
Not even Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo. America's fascination with Cinco de Mayo puzzles me. To me it has just turned into a huge marketing gimmick to get people to party and drink Mexican beer and eat Mexican food.

I see nothing wrong with it at all. St. Patrick's Day is a big event for marketing in the US also. If it's fun for people, why knock it.

rcjunkie
05-07-2011, 04:33 AM
Not even Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo. America's fascination with Cinco de Mayo puzzles me. To me it has just turned into a huge marketing gimmick to get people to party and drink Mexican beer and eat Mexican food.

Really, and Easter, who believes that one rabbot can carry all those eggs!!!!!!!!!!!!, some people are just silly.

bluedogok
05-07-2011, 10:22 AM
Not even Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo. America's fascination with Cinco de Mayo puzzles me. To me it has just turned into a huge marketing gimmick to get people to party and drink Mexican beer and eat Mexican food.
I don't recall hearing anything about Cinco de Mayo until Corona started marketing it as kind of a "Mexican St. Patrick's Day" in the US in the mid-80's. My wife is Hispanic and she knew nothing about it being from West Texas. It is a minor holiday in the state of Puebla to celebrate a win over French troops in that state. Most of Mexico doesn't celebrate it but it has become somewhat of a Mexican Heritage Day in the US since the Corona marketing campaign.

kevinpate
05-08-2011, 07:50 AM
One day of every month ought to be set aside, and given a cutesy name, just to encourage the consumption of hard drink instead of beer. That celebratory day should, of course, always be the 5th.

Jesseda
05-12-2011, 01:12 PM
metro you are so funny when you state things that dont even make since "I wonder if the Mexicans do anything for Columbus Day" lol cinco de mayo isnt even a authentic from mexico holiday.. And by the way im Mexican American and I teach my kids about Columbus Day ( which actually lief ericson came to discover america-the new world 5 centeries before Columbus lol). How can you say he discovered something when there was already a large number of people living at that location lol. Its like me saying I just discovered Piedmont, now all you long time residence need to leave...lol to funny some of these american holidays lol