Okay, I was going to do this once my blog had a bit more traffic, but something (wishful thinking) tells me I need to do it now.
Since there are many preparations to be made for the incredibly tremendously stupendous BASH that I will throw when this happens, I need to have a date to aim for. There’s flags to hang, kegs of beer to order, fireworks shows to set up. I need to order a pig for roasting, my mom needs time to prepare her famous frijoles negros, cases of rum have to be brought in. Time is needed to set up the bandstand and line up the acts, and the dancefloor has to be installed. Candles will need to be lit for los difuntos, those that died without ever seeing a free Cuba. I need to get lots of Kleenex boxes. Tons of Kleenex. Lots and lots and lots of Kleenex as on that day, many many tears will be shed. Tears of pain, tears of joy. Tears, tears and more tears.
So, I want to know, and I need your input here, when will the bearded one kick the bucket? On what day, exactly, do you think Castro will die?
The winner will receive a box of Cuban cigars. Good Cuban cigars. And Kleenex, lots and lots of Kleenex.
UPDATE: The following dates are already taken:
July 4, 2004
2005, The Latin Grammy’s (TBA)
May 31, 2004
May 5, 2004
November 21, 2003
April 17, 2004