Cinco De Mayo 2023

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Yes, I have been gone for a while. I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with my blog. Sometimes, I love posting and other times, I get aggravated with it. WordPress function does not help the issue.

I have had some health issues but, they are largely subsiding. A change in diet has helped, greatly. I have been blogging since 2009 and abandoned my blog for four years, re-starting in June of 2018. I did a lot of blogging when I was living in Texas and my blog had a different name.

I didn’t celebrate Cinco, today but, noticed that many did. I hope everyone had a good time. At the moment, I am sipping on some wine and watching some really weird movies on Cinemax. I hope everyone has a lovely Cinco Evening/Friday Night. ~Vic

26 thoughts on “Cinco De Mayo 2023

    nostalgicitalian said:
    May 6, 2023 at 1:54 AM

    Welcome Back, Vic! Glad to hear you are feeling better. Wishing you continued healing.

    theearthspins said:
    May 6, 2023 at 9:56 AM

    Cinco De Mayo is not part of the U.S. history, so I do not celebrate it. HOWEVER…..I do not fault the Mexican population from doing so, because when I was a soldier stationed overseas, we still celebrated July 4th Independence day, Veterans Day, and Memorial day even though they were not host country Holidays.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 6, 2023 at 12:48 PM

      Good points. I have some friends in the UK. When the 4th holiday rolls around, here, I get called a pain in the ass yank or a wanker…all in good fun. I always thought wanker was for males but, their language turned it into a general insult. Eh…two countries, separated by a common language. I will never call a cigarette a fag. Culturally, it won’t work, here.

    christiansmusicmusings said:
    May 6, 2023 at 11:18 AM

    Hope you’re feeling better! While I didn’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I still had plenty of fun last night seeing a Dylan tribute show at a great venue in Asbury Park, N.J. I may have lost some additional hearing cells in the process! 🙂

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 6, 2023 at 12:56 PM

      I am doing much better, Christian. Thank you. Some of my issues are emotional, as well. I am still processing the death of my father.

      Whoa. Asbury Park, NJ. There is a wealth of musical history, there.

      It’s been many years since I have attended a concert…over a decade. I did most of my band-chasing in Texas in the middle to late 2000s. I miss those days.

      I, too, have some permanent hearing loss from being too close to big speakers. I’d always fall asleep with a roar in my head.

      Glad you had a good time, dear! Rock on!

        christiansmusicmusings said:
        May 6, 2023 at 5:08 PM

        I’m very sorry to hear about your dad. I’m fortunate my parents (dad: 87, mom: 85) are still alive, though my mom is dealing with some health issues.

        The thought of losing them is already freaking me out, though obviously I know it’s inevitable. Plus, they’ve lived good lives. That said, you’ve known your parents all life and expect them to be there always!

        Asbury Park is a fun place. I had not been there since prior to the pandemic!

        I was mainly joking about the hearing loss. That said, I definitely have some going back to my active musician years in my late teens and early twenties.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          May 6, 2023 at 1:52 PM

          Thanks. He passed Aug. 25. He made it to 77 and went in his sleep in a rocking chair. We don’t know what killed him. My uncle didn’t bother with an autopsy as there was no foul play. He was alone in his apartment. Both my dad & his brother were in law enforcement, so it was a simple investigation. He had Type II Diabetes & diabetic neuropathy. That was it. No cancer, no heart trouble, no brain trouble… He just left.

          My mother is still alive but, we don’t have a relationship. She has some form of mild schizophrenia or disassociative disorder. She was very odd when I was growing up (I was mostly raised by my grandmothers) but, she went full blown weird in her early 30s (my parents divorced when I was 12). She has given three of her brothers a fit with her bizarre behaviors. She got herself fired from a good, long term job with excellent benefits and got herself arrested for stalking the wife of an ex-boyfriend. We haven’t spoken since the late 80s. I keep up with her via an uncle.

          I don’t know if you wanted to read all that but…there it is. LOL!

          I hope your parents keep on, keepin’ on! A good set of parents is a treasure. I lost out on that lottery.

    Badfinger (Max) said:
    May 6, 2023 at 6:34 PM

    I had to take a break also…I didn’t know you were taking a break also. I’m good now….I’m 56 posts ahead so I’m going to try to keep it above 40 if possible…that will never happen though.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 6, 2023 at 8:33 PM

      56 posts ahead. Dude! You are the poster child for “over achiever.” Were you a teacher’s pet?

      My break wasn’t planned, totally. I just got aggravated and said “fuck it.”

        Badfinger (Max) said:
        May 6, 2023 at 8:54 PM

        NO I wasn’t lol…and I sat in back! I used to do posts the night before…that got old when one morning I went to sleep and woke up at 2am and had to do a Led Zeppelin post lol…I thought never again. The last time I took a break I got 70 ahead.

        LOL…you do that a lot young lady!

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          May 6, 2023 at 10:31 PM

          I might get two posts ahead but, 56 or 70. Nope.

          I have a love/hate relationship with WP. It is clunky as hell and way too expensive. I wish I got paid to do this.

            Badfinger (Max) said:
            May 6, 2023 at 10:34 PM

            I love it I have to admit. Why not get way ahead? Now if something comes up for a few days I’m cool. I only do posts on things I love…that is it….or I wouldn’t do it.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              May 6, 2023 at 10:56 PM

              I stretched myself out too thin with topics that were starting to bore me. “Why am I doing this, again?” At least I’m not staying away for four years…

                Badfinger (Max) said:
                May 6, 2023 at 11:42 PM

                Yea that is a good thing!
                I only stick to stuff I love…or HATE…so I can vent lol

    ruthsoaper said:
    May 6, 2023 at 7:08 PM

    Hi Vic. I’m glad you’re back and feeling better. We don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo but just enjoying the nice spring weather now that it has finally arrived.

    Dayphoto said:
    May 7, 2023 at 11:02 AM

    I hope you are feeling much better, by the time you get this message. I’m so sorry you have been laid up. Love You

    doerfpub said:
    May 8, 2023 at 11:59 PM

    Completely forgot about Cinco until I saw your post. Good to hear there is some improvement on the health front. Don’t burn yourself out, blogging should never become work.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      May 9, 2023 at 11:09 AM

      Thank you, dear. Health issues aside, WP is a giant pain in the ass to navigate and expensive.

    Lynette d'Arty-Cross said:
    May 10, 2023 at 1:31 AM

    So sorry to hear about your health issue, but glad to hear that a diet change has helped.

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