Friday, 4 January 2008

Movie'n'Mexican 2008

This year's Movie'n'Mexican took place last night.

I don't really know how this annual event got started. I think just after Christmas about 8 or 9 years ago OlderSon and The Equestrienne went out for Mexican food, and then saw a movie, and the following year, more family members joined in, and it's now become a family ritual, all part of the Christmas and New Year holiday celebration.

And it always has to be Mexican food.
Chinese, Greek, Italian.... just not acceptable! Viva Mexico!

We saw JUNO. A great little movie. Nobody dies a horrible death, there are no fiery explosions and no guns, knives, or other weapons of mass destruction. No detectives. No FBI agents lurking in the shadows. Just a story about people and the human condition. And the leading lady, if you can call her that as she is definitely no lady, is a marvellous character, memorably played by Canadian actor Ellen Page. See it... you'll like it!

And then to eat. BarBurrito on Yonge Street. Qesadillas. Tacos. Nachos. Steak Burrito with hot sauce. The Space Cadet thought he could eat two large ones, but finally had to concede defeat and share the second one with OlderSon.
That's it, folks.
I declare Christmas and New Year celebrations are now officially over.

16 comments:

tut-tut said...

Wasn't Juno great? Ellen Page is spectacular. Did you see her in Hard Candy?? Quite a different movie altogether . . .

photowannabe said...

That's a delightful tradition you have begun. Now you have made me hungry for Mexican.
I will have to check out that movie. I'm not familiar with it but it sounds like my kind of theme.
Have a great weekend.

Fizzy said...

I have never heard of that movie. I love mexican food but it is so hard to find mexican reastaurants where I live.
We took our tree down two days ago instead of twelfth night. We all go back to school on Monday so yes the holidays are over.

dabrah said...

The holidays are over here as well, although my tree and outside lights are still up. I took down the wooden reindeer and sled in the window and I'm gradually collecting up the Christmas cards. I've never heard of that movie, but your tradition sounds like a wonderful one.

isabella said...

I just love those (unorthodox?)family traditions! Like my sister--in-law who serves spaghetti and meatballs on Christmas Day!

Mexican food and a good movie - who could ask for more ;-)

Great beginning to a new year.

Annie said...

Now that's a Christmas holiday tradition to be proud of! The grandchildren will tell tales, won't they, and follow through with Movie'nMexican in years to come.

Luke Wiley said...

this is a great tradition!

Gill said...

Hi
Thanks for your comments on Haven of Peace. I am very positive about 2008 and am looking forward to all my new beginnings. I shall be posting regally again now, so look forward to hearing from you again.
Best wishes
Gill x

CanadianSwiss said...

How fun to finish off the Season with Mexican food! We'll be taking down our tree and decorations today.

lettuce said...

i read a great review of juno, must try and see it.

and i've not had mexican food for faaaar tooo long!

happy new year to you
:o)

Ginnie said...

I love it! That's the fun of traditions, Ex-S. And this one you can actually say you know how it started. :)

We plan to see Juno one of these days, so thanks for the recommendation. Now you're off and running! Carpe diem.

Neva said...

How cool that you do this! Sounds like fun...

sheoflittlebrain said...

What a great tradition!
I watched the Juno trailer and it's definately a movie for us. Thanks for the tip.

Annie said...

Hi again,

I thought you'd like to know that the pansies are indeed blooming beautifully all around Little Rock even in mid-January.

Changes in the wind said...

You can't go wrong with Mexican food..great tradition for you and yours:)

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

YUMMY!!