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Cinco de Mayo

Feliz Cinco de Mayo á todos!

Yesterday I threw together a little cinco de mayo celebration.  I guess it was technically a cuatro de mayo party ;)

(I say threw together because I pretty much decided to have it Monday and I think I invited people starting Tuesday.  Not much notice on either side.)

We listened to Mexican music (thank you Spotify radio). 
Ate veggie tinga, chips & salsa & guac
Drank margaritas
Played taboo
And considering how many different groups I threw together for this one, met a lot of people.  (um my living room was full and a few of us were on the floor)
I also had supplies to make little weavings, but only Karen & Molly took me up on it.  (Karen threw her's away and Molly's actually turned out pretty great.  I haven't finished mine.)

Note on the tinga.  Probably the best compliment I received was my Mexican friend, who is very familiar with traditional tinga (with chicken), said she didn't even miss the chicken.  Which is what I keep saying, it tastes the same.  And, her words, "and it's healthier!" :)

So clearly we mixed American Mexican items with Mexican items.  

Overall, I think people had fun.

the best co-host a girl can ask for.
she may have used tequila she's had for a long time, but it was delicious and everyone enjoyed her margaritas!
Allow me to share a story.
Friday I stopped by Karen's for a bit and she asked who was all coming and as I went through the list and she kept track on her fingers, her eyes just kept getting bigger.  Then when I stopped she said (loudly) "Where is everyone going to sit!  Do you have enough cups?"
Things I had not thought of.
(I do not use paper/plastic plates.  I have a dishwasher and can easily clean plates.  There is no reason to add to the landfill for my silly party.)
I said I was very comfortable sitting on the floor.  Which I did even before all the chairs were full.
The glasses worked out ok, but there was definitely a variety.
This is why we work well together, in a strange way.
weaving fun ;)

karen, molly, & jodi brought me flowers :)
they smell wonderful!

Today they're having a little celebration at work so I'm pretty excited to continue the celebrations ;)  
They're supposed to have a live mariachi band!  I love mariachis!


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