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.
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).
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.