evannichols (evannichols) wrote,

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Most Americans who celebrate Cinco de Mayo (who outnumber Mexicans who celebrate the day by 4,379:1) aren't aware that it isn't Mexican Independence Day, but instead, commemorates May 5th, 1862 when Mexico was discovered by an American. Back then, some guy had decided to take I-5 south from San Diego and see what was there, and he found an entire country! In the spirit of International Brotherhood, we've been annually decorating taverns with red, white and green decorations and drinking tequila ever since. (I learned all this in "Arizona History" during high school; a semester well spent!)*

Over the weekend I shared my screenplay with the critique group (which went really well), and hung out with sanguinity, at the PDXBOT.com event and Bubble Tea (both fun). I wish I had anything interesting to report since, but I've been having another poor-sleep cycle. Fortunately I can still work while half-awake, but the rest of my time isn't exactly productive. I barely find it interesting; I can't imagine anyone else would. Still, you're reading this, and I appreciate the fact that you are concerned enough to keep reading, on the off chance that I'll more to report. Thanks! I hope you have a festive Cinco de Mayo, whatever you're celebrating!

* In case you couldn't tell, the "facts" presented above actually aren't exactly true, so don't go around telling everybody this thinking that they'll be impressed with your knowledge. Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Battle of Puebla. But it is a real Mexican National Holiday, which we, for some reason, choose to celebrate too, and most Americans have no idea what it's about.

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