Monday, May 5

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Jen, Pam, and I celebrated tonight with guacamole and tacos. Whilst eating way too much food (what is it about tacos that make them so addictive?), we realized that none of us actually knew what Cinco de Mayo was commemorating. After musing on how pathetic and sad that was, we ate some more tacos. And then Jen made some yummy chocolate thingy in ramekins. (Why are those little ceramic dishes called ramekins anyway? Further food mysteries.)

I thought I would go online and find the answers to all my fifth of May questions. Okay, I actually only had one question: what happened on May 5? According to this site, 4,000 Mexican soliders defeated a French/Mexican army of 8,000 in Puebla on this day in 1862, eventually leading to Mexican independence.

Now you know.

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