Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Getting Out - Cinco de Mayo for Uno

Today I woke up and put on my celebratory Cinco de Mayo t-shirt and started work as usual, then I finally got a twinge.  I don't know if I'm the biggest weirdo in the world, but I have really been enjoying this quarantine stuff!  I don't mind being alone and I don't miss people because I see and hear family, friends and co-workers everyday through Marco Polo and Zoom- Heck I see more of my family now than I did before!  

...But I remembered the excitement I had when I bought this shirt to wear today
I anticipated seeing my friends at Marix, having a couple of margaritas, eating chips & tacos and laughing, like we've done for years before.  Then, I realized by this time in the year, we would have had a few Sunday Fundays or big brunches... just the usual fun get together stuff.  Today for the first time, I feel a twinge of missing life outside.

Then, I think of all the idiots out there, who are not acting responsibly and probably dragging this out much longer than need be .  I think of the people who are risking their lives to help those who are fighting to keep their lives.  I think of those who have lost their lives.  I think of those who have lost loved ones.  I think, "Yeah, I can do this longer."  

So, instead of going out for margaritas, laughs and spotting hotties today, I'll just remember the past celebrations with the crap load of photos I have.  Cripes, why else do I have so many?

So in no particular order here are some fun memories of Cinco de Mayos past...

Finally, a pic from when I spent a Cinco de Mayo with Chico's Angels, performing at Here Lounge (now, dead and gone) posing with a bartender.  You may know him as Dean Phoenix, I know him as one of the sweetest men, ever!