After all the traveling that accompanied Christmas, it was a relief to stay close to home for New Years. Our friends Sarah and Stuart had a small get together with lots of good food and drink and the Wii. Grown folks twisting and flailing and shouting at the TV is a lot of fun, even if I wasn't very good at any of the games. After midnight, we played Scene It, at which I was good -- a New Year's confidence booster.
At noon, more of our tribe gathered for lunch at Los Dos Hermonos, a Mexican/Honduran place that is a favorite of mine and Melissa's. On one wall, the owners have a number of photos, all of which are labeled “First Customers of 2007.” One need only show up on New Year's Day to garner a spot on the wall of honor. Melissa and I have been planning to do so for months now. We dragged ten of our friends with us and got an enthusiastic greeting from the hostess/owner. We also got free drinks (most opted for margaritas, yummy), our pictures taken, free T-shirts, and excellent food. And then home for a food coma nap.
All in all, it was a fantastic way to see in the New Year, and a great group of people to see it in with.
I hope everyone reading also had a good New Year, and that 2008 is better than any year that's come before it.