February 22, 2013

National Margarita Day

"If life gives you limes, make margaritas.” - Jimmy Buffett

It's National Margarita Day!

It's a little strange to me that National Margarita Day is in February. To be honest, when I think of margaritas I think of the hot summer sun, being ├╝ber tan, and not having a care in the world. I don't think of biting cold air and an oppressive blanket of snow suffocating the world, pasty white legs and fading freckles, and a constant ebb and flow of work-related stress.

That doesn't scream margarita to me.

That screams hot coffee with a splash of whiskey.
(But alas, that day has passed.)

So on this dreary mid-February day, I'm trying to embrace a Jimmy Buffett state of mind. While I haven't blown out my flip-flop, stepped on a pop-tart*, or cut my heel and had to on cruise back home, there IS booze in the blender and yes it did render that frozen concoction that helps me hang on.

Especially in the middle of winter.
(T-minus 121 days until summer.)

You know, now that I think about it, maybe drinking margaritas in February is actually the ONLY way to stay sane. Whoever came up with this idea was f'brilliant!

Bottoms up, friends! Bottoms. Up.

Happy National Margarita Day!

*I'm well aware of the real lyrics, but the idea of stepping on a pop-tart that's been left out in the sun is just as excruciating as a pop-top. Seriously, think about it.