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Cinco de Tefft

Today, on the 5th of May, we celebrate the Mexican victory over the Americans at the Alamo in 1836. Alamo.jpg  

Once again, Tefft was put in charge of handling the festivities for our Cinco de Mayo office party. For some reason, she is under the impression that the Mexicans celebrate this day to remember the Alamo,  the one and only time they kicked American ass. Granted, we kicked their ass back to Mexico shortly thereafter, but that's why we celebrate the 5th with them. Just to show them there are no hard feelings.

Okay, I'm the one who told her that Cinco de Mayo was all about the Alamo.

But she asked. Sure, it's really about the Battle of Puebla against the French in 1862. But she wouldn't get it even if I gave her the right version. Tefft needs something she can understand. And since she's seen multiple film versions of The Alamo, I knew she'd get the concept and make a party of it. I mean, there's a ton more Indians than Mexicans where I work. So who really cares?

Well, apparently the Americans cared.

There were posters celebrating the fact that the Mexicans beat the crap out of Americans. Little stick figures running around stamping on poor Texans. And one depicting Davy Crockett run up the flag pole. I didn't tell her to do that... 

This didn't bode well for Fernandez.  

Once people started getting liquored up (I also suggested we drink real margaritas), they turned to Fernandez and demanded an explanation. He claimed he had nothing to do with the planning of this party and that he was American too. Nobody believed him.

Fernandez got a swirly in the women's bathroom.

Well, I'm off to a real Cinco de Mayo party to celebrate... What did I say it was for again?  

Reader Comments (5)

Dude, I offered to buy booze until I was broke and still couldn't find anyone to drink margys with tonight. I live a sad life.

May 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterWinter

Winter...damn lady, you need to come out and hang with me. I'll drink wi/ you! =) And I'm sure we can get Jason out to come with. You call the date!

May 5, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTech Babe

Winter, you're mixing with the wrong people. You need to hang with people who have more of an affinity for debauchery.

Although, there was much less turnout for my "off site" yesterday than I expected. Maybe because Cinco fell on a Monday this year.

May 6, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJason X

Let's look at this statement again: "Fernandez got a swirly in the woman's bathroom." You office deals with things like a 13 year old bully. Props for creativity and bringing out old school techniques. It's all about mob rule. Next time how about some waterboarding?

September 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterM

M: We do that on Veterans Day.

September 14, 2009 | Registered CommenterJason X

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