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Ringing in 2011: Spanish Style

The Spanish have an interesting tradition to celebrate New Year’s Eve. In the last minute of the year, they eat 12 grapes (one every 5 seconds). You may think this sounds easy, but in fact, it’s really fast and your mouth fills up really quickly.

Primed and ready for consumption!

Kelly and I posing with grapes!

Each grape signifies a month of good luck. But don’t you worry, I shoved all of those grapes in my mouth because I WANTED that good luck.  And not to brag or anything, but I may have been the only person to complete the challenge.

Before the grapes, Kelly and I had an amazing dinner with my friends Ralph, Abby, Valerie, and Ralph’s mom who was visiting (and was the fantastic chef).

The remants of a delicious Filipino meal!

While we had a great time, we all agreed that NYE is much more climactic in the U.S.  I really missed the countdown, the ball drop, and Dick Clark (wait, is he still alive?).  Either way,  judging by the quality company of the evening, I am certain that 2011 will be a good year.

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2 responses

  1. Joann Blewett

    Annie – You and Kelly look so happy in the photos!

    January 12, 2011 at 2:54 pm

  2. do I spy with my little eye one of the skirts we bought at H&M? Also, have you worn The Outfit yet?

    January 15, 2011 at 5:51 am

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