Wednesday, February 27, 2013

National Margarita Day in Texas

I purposely put Texas because I don't know if this is a national phenomena or just something thought up by F&B people in Houston (food and beverage). 

At first I thought it was just one Tex-Mex restaurant having this event, but, as last week progressed, I saw more and more ads.  Included in that was a story on this day although nothing about its history or whether it is national or local.

I had been invited to partake in this endeavor and delicately declined by stating that I think I'm allergic to tequila.  My friend was astounded.  Really?  Yes, I replied.  In fact I haven't had tequila in about 35 years.

The reasons are now hilariously funny, although, they were painful 35 years ago.  Painful in a terrible hangover along with interesting tales of my behavior.

After a couple of incidents of this nature, I just decided never to let my lips touch the stuff again.  I haven't.

Even though I designed a gazillion Tex-Mex restaurants in the 80's and 90's, I always carried a glass of water at their grand openings.  Who knew?  No one but I.

So, although I chuckled at the thought of a Margarita Day in Houston last week, I gratefully didn't participate.

One of the articles in the paper was about different tequilas.  Some are $350US a bottle.  Good grief.  That was an education for me.  All in all, I'm glad I'm allergic.  Now..........pina coladas and rum is a different story!


vandy said...

You seem to get along with the Captain pretty well.

Babs said...


calypso said...

One word Mexican treasure - Jarana!

Shannon said...

Woohoo! Margarita Day! I'm not allergic to tequila.

Babs said...

We'll do it when I get back - you, tequila - me, rum!