Dos Equis primero

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Nothing will ever replace the Tecate commercials on this blog.! Or in my heart for that matter. But when a place, a job, a commercial series has run its course, it’s run its course.!! Next or próximo..!!

Today I introduce you to Dos Equis.!! Dos Equis, just like Tecate, is produced by the Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma Brewery. The company also brews Sol, Bohemia, Superior, Carta Blanca, Noche Buena, Indio and Casta. I decided to focus on Dos Equis for two reasons. The first, Dos Equis lager is my favorite beer for micheladas.!!

And secondly, Dos Equis, has fantastic commercials like Tecate.! The Most Interesting Man in the World is a character in many of the Dos Equis commercials. I have heard rumours the character is loosely based on Fernando Lamas.! The commercials usually feature the character in death defying exploits from his youth and inevitably end with him surrounded by beautiful women.!

So today, let’s raise a glass and toast to our new series. I hope you enjoy the latest installment of Mexican beer commericals. See you tomorrow.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate último

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

I really should have published this post a few days ago. But I think I’ve been dreading it. No, I don’t think…I know I’ve been dreading it. We have come to the end of the Tecate commericals. In fact, I have recycled some of my favorites recently in an attempt not to reach this grand finale. But alas, barring a complete recycling which seems overkill, we have offically come to the end.

Tecate commercials have been a huge part of my blog history. Besides the fact that they added humor every weekend and allowed me to add a fun piece to the weekly mix – the commercials resonated with me because I was introduced to them by my ex-novio. Therefore, they reminded me of Mexico. But as with my ex and Mexico, it is time to move on. At the end of this week, I will introduce a new commercial entry to lead us into our weekends. But until then, let’s enjoy one last traipse through some lovely Tecate memories.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!

Tecate take 46

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courtesy of ebay.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.!! I saved Tecate especially for today because it is the official holiday and my unpacking has finally reached an end.! How delightful.! I need a celebratory beer now more than ever. And what better day than today in Chicago where everyone is Irish for the day 🙂 A city where we dye our river green to commemorate this awesome holiday.!

Green Chicago River

Green Chicago River

Strangely enough, the Irish also have an impressive history with Mexico. The Mexican-American War of 1846-48 was fought due to the U.S. annexation of Texas which Mexico strongly disputed (see wikipedia.com). A group of immigrants and expatriates (mainly of Irish, German, French, Italian, and other European nationalities) defected from the American side during the war.

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courtesy of lavozcolorado.com

There are several theories as to why the men deserted, but the main one posits their shared cultural and religious heritage with Mexico. The Mexican army/government also offered them citizenship, land grants, and more money. The deserters formed the St. Patrick’s Battalion or El Batallón de San Patricio and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S. Even today, they are honored as heroes in Mexico on September 12th and March 17th.!

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courtesy of yucatan-holidays.com

Today’s Tecate commercial honors St. Patrick’s Day, the Irish in Chicago, and the Irish in Mexico. It is called “¿quien dijo que los hombres?” or “Who said that men?” I thought it was a good commercial for today because it’s all about celebrations which St. Patrick’s day is about here in Chicago. However, the commercial goes a step further by asking the age old questions about men – Who said that men don’t have feelings? Who said that men don’t sing? Who said that men don’t dance? And finally, who said that men don’t love and do great feats for love? Apparently, not Tecate men.!! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 45

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Feliz lunes.! Happy Monday.! This past week has been super busy with setting up my new apartment, so I apologize for the tardiness of my blog post. I have finally seen belongings I haven’t set eyes on in three years.!! Sometimes, it’s nice to be near your belongings once again. There is a time to roam and a time to nest 🙂 Plus, I started a new job last week, so that took up a lot of my time – logistics of getting there, learning the new position, and all of my co-workers names.!! Whew.!

This last year being back in Chicago has been a long haul for me. There were many times, I thought about just giving up. The only problem was I wasn’t sure what I was giving it up for.?! So I stayed and plodded through. I am finally feeling as if I have made some headway. In fact, I feel like I have fought an epic battle this past year. So to honor this last year, I offer you this week’s (or really last week’s) Tecate commercial.

It’s called Tecate Batallas Epicas or Tecate Epic Battles. The slogan reads “los verdaderos hombres solo usan los guantes” or “real men only use gloves” because Tecate is a proud and loyal sponsor of boxing in case you are wondering. This week, I also feel that “las verdaderas mujeres solo usan los guantes tambien.!” I know for a fact this woman feels that way 🙂 Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 44

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

It’s the end of the weekend.!! And it’s the beginning of a new week.! And I for one am very grateful.! Moving and cleaning this week has been extremely exhausting. I think even my eyelashes hurt.!! jajaja… This week is also exciting because I start a brand new job.! One I have been waiting for several months 🙂 So I raise a Tecate to all my friends who helped me move and helped me during my job search.! Thank you.! Thank you.! Here’s to an amazing ride.!!

To celebrate, this week’s Tecate commercial is called Tecate Vestido or Tecate Dress. It’s hilarious..!! A woman comes out of the bedroom with a dress on and asks her man “does she look fat in it?” He replies that she does look a little fat or un poco gordita. The woman begins to cry all through their evening together while the man spends the rest of the night consoling her. Or does he??? Enjoy.!! Y salud..!!

Tecate take 43

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Dear fellow readers and bloggers – moving is bleep…bleep…hard.! I apologize for my tardiness in posting my Tecate blog. But I haven’t even had time to think about having a beer with all the moving.! Thank goodness I had some great friends to help me with the move.!

Tonight I want to revisit one of my favorite Tecate commercials. It’s called Tecate Novia or Tecate Bride. The plot goes something like this – When they were young, Jorge promised to marry this girl Valeria when they got older. Since then they both have changed and grown…up. Valeria finds Jorge in a bar and reminds him of his promise to marry her. He tells her that was so long ago and they were young. Valeria begins to cry…and the rest is Tecate history..!! Let’s drink to all the men who keep their promises.! Enjoy. Y salud 🙂

Tecate take 42

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courtesy of cakechooser.com

Feliz el fin de semana.!! Happy weekend.!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day weekend.!! I know I did. I spent quality time with my lovely friends both on the phone and in person. Plus, today at work a lovely co-worker gave me a giant candy decorated caramel apple.! Hello yummy.!!

Now to the question, did all of my Valentine’s Day wishes come true.? Unfortunately, no. Sometimes love isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Our lovely Tecate mujer discovers that in this week’s Tecate commercial. It’s called Tecate Pétalos de Rosas or Tecate Rose Petals. Our lovely protagonist thinks she is in for a romantic evening.! And of course she is, but Tecate style.!! jajaja… Wishing everyone a great week.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

Tecate takes a holiday 3

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Feliz el fin de semana.!! Happy weekend.!! Yes, yes, I know it’s not really a holiday for Tecate to take a break. But I have a three day weekend, so it feels like a holiday to me 🙂 Albeit, a bittersweet one. Why is life always full of ups and downs.? Just when you have one part figured out, another seems to require more mending or tending. This weekend I am looking for an apartment and I have narrowed down the choices to 5 places.!! I am so psyched that any day now I will have my own space again.!! Any day now, I will see my furniture and belongings which I haven’t seen in three years since I left for Mexico. The first night in my new place, I may sit on the floor with my worldly possessions (what’s left of them) and cry…. It has been a long time coming.

It’s a peculiar life to be a wanderer which I have been these last few years. Before I was so rooted, you couldn’t get me to move to a different neighborhood in Chicago. And then Mexico happened, unexpectedly. I became the complete opposite of rooted. Now I am trying to figure out how to combine those two parts of myself. The part that wants to be rooted and surrounded by her belongings and the part that wants to be free and carry only what she needs. The one thing I do know is that I don’t want to do it alone anymore. I am looking for my perfect and unexpected compliment. Someone who is similar to me and yet different enough to be challenging and keeps things spicy.!! muy picante😉 But at the same time, I want honesty and trust and intimacy and deep sharing and understanding on both sides. I want my soulmate.

Am I asking too much.? I don’t think so. It is possible. I know it is. Just like with Kahlúa.! They combined two things that you do not expect to go together – coffee and rum.! And it works beautifully. So on the eve of my finding my new home – I raise a glass to all of you and wish you amor.! Beautiful, hermoso amor. May every coffee find their rum.! And every rum find their coffee.! Unexpectedly 🙂 Besos.! Y salud.!!

Tecate take 41

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Feliz lunes.!! Happy Monday.!! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this week I am celebrating Monday.! Last week was another long haul.! Work, cold, snow….blah, blah, blah. But January is finally over which brings us that much closer to spring.!! Yay.! As we know, February is a short month making March that much closer 🙂 I can almost feel the warmer weather.!

Plus I am finally feeling better after several ardous weeks.! I woke up on Sunday feeling like myself finally. Awake, invigorated, and strong.! I very much feel like our Tecate hombre in this week’s Tecate commercial. It’s called Tecate Tunel or Tecate Tunnel. In the commercial, everyone else is walking toward the light at the end of the tunnel and he is walking away from it.! Is he going in the right direction.!?! Is everyone else going in the wrong direction.!?! I guess, at the end of the day, only you really know which direction you should be going in.! Here’s to new directions and lights at the end of the tunnel.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!

p.s. please remember this video must be viewed on youtube.com, so just click on the link 🙂

Tecate take 40

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courtesy of tecate.com.mx

Ahhhhh…..we have reached the end of another challenging week.! And are well into our lovely weekend.!! Saludos a todos.!! Y feliz el fin de semana..!! I am so happy it’s the weekend because I get to hang out with my friends.! In fact, I had a tasty beer and burger with a wonderful friend Friday evening. And Sunday night, I am celebrating a birthday and the long-awaited return of one of my dear friends. Between my sojourn to Mexico and her’s to Afghanistan, it may be almost three years since we have seen each other.! We have a lot of catching up to do 🙂

What is it about friends that not only makes you feel happy and accepted.? Is it the trials you have endured together? Is it the secret jokes? Or just the mutual kinship and understanding between two souls.? I don’t know what it is, but I love it.!! And all the conversation, laughs, and good natured ribbing that goes along with it.! And we can’t forget the nicknames.!! Why is it your friends can call you certain epithets or give you monikers that others would get a beat down for.?? hahahaha…

For some reason, I myself have many names/nicknames. For some reason, all my friends have a different nickname for me. Some people call me Rosie, others Rosita, still others Rosalinda and even Rosalina. And let’s not forget Ruža. Yesterday, a friend added a new name to the mix and christened me Bratz.!! jajaja…. However, I think my father has the most (15 and still counting) and some of the best nicknames for me. They include coffee girl, duša, and my personal favorite, tornado 🙂 This week’s Tecate commercial addresses not only sharing good times and camraderie among friends, but the wonderful monikers we inherit from them. It’s called Tecate Apodos or Tecate Nicknames. Enjoy.! Y salud.!!