Margarita Month trivial knowledge

Ladies (and maybe some men), you’ll know what I mean when I tell you that hairdressers are worth more than just a good cut and color.

For the past 13 years, I have been going to the same hairdresser in San Diego. She has been with me through an evolving dating life, job transitions and the various roommates I’ve shared apartments with. We talk about the best restaurants we’ve tried, the new shows we’re watching and everything going on in both of our lives. She is like a therapist and the friend that you only see once every few months, but pick right back up with.

As if that weren’t enough, she’s also a wealth of trivial knowledge. Case in point, when I told her I wasn’t sure what to write in my editor’s letter for May where Margarita Month would be featured, she exclaimed: “Did you know you can kill a fish with tequila?!”

Say what?!

So, of course I had to look it up (because I can’t just take something that crazy as truth), and sure enough, it’s true.

One bit of information that stood out was from a 2006 New York Times article titled “Sleeping With the Fishes,” about euthanizing a pet fish, in which the author said: “ ‘The fish will instantly be paralyzed and unconscious.’ … And if I felt regret afterward, it would be just like my college days.” A sentiment I can most certainly understand and bet my fellow tequila-lovers can too.

So with that, I say, happy drinking, don’t forget to tag your pics with #margaritamonth so we can follow along in your May-long shenanigans, and we’ll see you at our Grand Tasting event on June 16 — unconscious, paralyzed or otherwise. See all of the participating Margarita Month cocktails here and get tickets to the main event here.


Leslie Hackett

On the radar

If you’re already in North County, the decision is easy, if not, the decision is still easy, but will require a little more driving. On May 5 Vista Village is the place to be for the San Diego Brewers Guild’s annual Rhythm & Brews. More than 100 beers from some 50 breweries will be on tap, plus music from recent top award winners from the San Diego Music Awards, Trouble in the Wind.