Monday, August 11, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Para mi hija de otra madre, feliz cumpleanos, Mija!
(meh, my spanish is not great, but it's good enough for government work)
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Don't you love kid's birthday parties? The food, the cake, the tequila...Yep, that's what I said TEQUILA. To be fair though, 1)I went to a Quince, which is, in regular ENGLISH a "coming out" party for a 15 year old . 2)She doesn't get any tequila. That should make you feel better.

My girl friend, in a bid to satisfy the grandparent's guilt trip, threw her daughter a "mini-quinceanera". So there was a Mass and a cook out. No production, as in no choreographed dancing, no ceremonial passing of dolls, and I'm sure more importantly, no thousands of dollars spent on a BIRTHDAY PARTY for goodness' sake.

But when you go to a Mexian cook-out, please be aware. Those old folks like to drink. Oh sure, they look all innocent and harmless, they're calling you quierida (sweetheart), and smiling pretty. And there's soda and water for the kids and everybody else, but really... Tequila is the official drink of a Quince. Maybe it has to do with thought of the girl becoming a woman...? I'm not sure. But I have yet to attend a Quince where there wasn't free flowing tequila. And if I'm going to eat the mystery meat* in tortilla shells, and dance with my girl friend's Tio, I may as well drink, right? Right. And as long as it wasn't Jose (Cuervo, that is. The only Jose I don't like because he is evil and cannot get along with other liquors), I'm in. Quieres tequila? Si, me gusto MUCHO tequila. Pasalo, por favor.

So...one shot con la mama, because she was feeling sentimental her baby was growing up. Another shot con el abuelito, because he's so sweet and he offered to bring it to me since I'm still you,know...crippled. And a third shot because somebody was playing one of my favorite songs. And still more shots because mariachi is music to drink to.

And by the time I was left, I was good and borracha (drunk), and singing in spanish. And if that doesn't say Happy Birthday, I don't know what does.



*...and the mystery meat: GOAT. Delicious with salsa and guac.

9 comments:

Sunshine said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Tequila is the debil!! But I do love it...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!

Kori said...

Blechg, just reading about tequila-Jose or otherwise-makes my eyes water and my nostrils burn-and I haven't touched it for over 9 years. you are a brave, brave woman! We have these parties all the time where we live. Actually, our Hispanic neighbors like to have parties just because it is a nice day-and we are lucky enough to get invited regularly. Well-my son it, anyway, and he alwys brings me food so...yeah.

Mamasphere said...

Tequila and goat meat- my husband's idea of a good time. NOT mine. Though I might do the tequila sans goat. But one shot is enough to get me knockered now-a-days.

anti-supermom said...

I use to love me some Tequila. That alone, does make for a good birhtday :)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

The mystery meat was GOAT?!?!? See, now you'd think I would be well-versed in anything goat, but I've never eaten it. Of course, that might be considered cannibalism, wouldn't it?

Trooper Thorn said...

I need more Mexican friends to get more invites to Mexican festivas.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Tequila------so many uh 'memories' I think ;)
Not sure about the goat meat but I bet it went well with your drink ;)

Formercitygirl said...

Sounds like a wild party.
P.S. I tagged you for a seven fact meme. Play if you want. No pressure :)

Katie Says said...

TEQUILA is always a must for a party! no matter what age. HA! ;)