Monday, May 5, 2008

It's Cinco De Mayo and All I Want To Do Is Sleep

I woke up this morning craving a margarita. A nice frosty, cold beverage to sip while I did The Boss's expense report because today is Cinco de Mayo and therefore a great excuse to do some day drinking. 
That's when I remembered that I am not in college anymore. Margaritas and Coronas with lime might be the breakfast of champions for college students living up a Mexican holiday, but not for a full-time employee like myself. 

That's when I came up with an alternate plan. Three of my co-workers and I planned early on in the morning over our cups of coffee that we'd hit up a great little sangria place around the corner after work (maybe even sneak out early because all the managers were in a board meeting all day). Great! We sank back in our cubicles counting down the hours. 

Around lunchtime the plan veered off path a little. Maybe not sangria, we thought. Sangria has wine in it which equals hung-over the next morning. Instead we decided on a little Mexican place (that when calculated was one block closer and we were already getting tired). We'd get a few margaritas and head out. 

Around 3 p.m., one of my co-workers backed out. She had to work late. 

4 p.m. rolls around and another co-worker, who could barely keep his eyes open after putting together 200 media kits, backed out as well. They were dropping like flies.

My other co-worker and I were determined to make it to thee bar, until 5:50 p.m. when we both gave in to Monday exhaustion and officially moved Cinco de Mayo to Ocho de Mayo and decided to celebrate this fiesta with quesadillas instead of alcohol. 

Toto, we're not in college anymore. 

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TaraMetBlog said...

I'm skipping on Cinco De Mayo this year, too tired too and fighting a cold. Too bad since i love margs.

Pam said...

Yeah my coworkers and I hit up Chili's for lunch to celebrate Cinco de Mayo...that's about as festive (if you can all it that) as we got. And we didn't even drink...

But on the plus side, I did feel like I was in The Office for a tiny bit. Yay!

Ad Girl said...

This exact same scenario went down in my office yesterday. Three of us had planned to go get margaritas and one by one we all backed out. I instead went home, cooked a quick dinner and plopped on the couch to watch my favorite Monday shows - Gossip Girl, The Hills, The Bachelor and John & Kate Plus 8. I really need to get a life...

irunwithscissors said...

ha, funny how it all changes when you have a full time job... no more party all the time, any excuse is good.... now its id love to, but i have to work... growing up sucks!

Nachi said...

The real world I swear drains out the fun in life. I feel like an old woman now a days. I go to bed at 10pm just to make it the next day at work.

Lauren said...

Hilarious! I was the same way. The night before my roommates and I swore we'd go out the next night. Monday rolls around and as I left work at 5:30 I couldn't imagine going to a bar. I picked my bed over alcohol. We're definitely not in college anymore.

By the way, i'm loving this blog!

whatlizsaid.com said...

I hear you on the changing. Can't party like we used to. :/

Megan said...

that is hilarious because the same thing happened in my office! We had a cinco de mayo party in the afternoon with gauc and a bean dip. Margaritas were scheduled for after work and then everyone backed out! Now we are celebrating nueve de mayo on friday :)

Maxie said...

I managed to make it out last night, but left after 1 1/2 margaritas. Damn it, I hate getting old!

Barb @ getupandplay said...

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pinkjellybaby said...

i'm finding that it's harder and harder to work now as i just want a relaxing life. I've not worked properly for ages due to quitting before we moved etc.... but i can't get back into the swing of it. i wish i could lay on the beach and sip cocktails all day!

questionsandquestionmarks said...

don't feel too bad... i'm still IN college but spent the day (and the rest of the week and the week leading up to it) in the library writing two final papers - i think i would rather have your cinco de mayo. at least you got to sleep!

Deft said...

It is MUCH worse when u get to middle age. LIVE like the GREEKS;today is New year's Eve-tomorrow is armegeddon