Well . . . my Black Laptop finally uploaded the videos from the Tijuana bullfight. And yes, that is how we celebrated the Fourth of July weekend here in sunny San Diego, CA.
Frankly, it was a bad week. First, I got worse food poisoning than anything I got in the Middle East. Second, I went to visit my younger brother in the hospital after a malicious surfing accident. Then, I got stung by a stingray, and the IRS messed up my taxes and sent a few nasty letters threatening to foreclose on some of my vital organs.
So, one might ask in a similar situation, what does one do? Nothing like a Tijuana bullfight to ease the bummer. And honestly, guys, it's not some savage, sick-joy kind of thing. It's very cultural. Taking you back a few hundred years to an event that isn't Indian-Mexican, but Spanish-Mexican . . . and yes, for you gringos out there, there is a difference. Below are the videos from the Fourth of July weekend in Playas de Tijuana and the old Spanish days of Mexican's roots.
And just in case any of that isn't over-the-top enough for you, here is my friend Kasey and I "honoring a sick chicken:"