I ended 2010 with a chilly nine-ish mile run with some of the group. The end was rough, but (or because?) we held a good pace for the first few miles. Especially the first mile, gah. Afterwards, showered, changed, and still shivering, I met Matt at Frank's Diner. After breakfast, I crashed for a midday nap. Awesome.
We celebrated at my family's house (Happy Birthday Dad!) and then headed out to the Hamilton's for a quiet and fun NYE - great food, wonderful people.
|Photo: Mike Upton|
For a very detailed New Yorker article on Sah'Tea, go here.
I scored my bottle of Sah'Tea from the Dirty Santa party. Since it said chai, I was expecting a darker brew with some strong spice.
Instead, it really reminded me of a Belgian wit or hefeweizen or something of that sort in appearance and smell, only it tasted stronger. The beer had a nice golden color and an interesting smell - I got a lot of juniper, though it took me a while to place it. We split the bottle between five or six people. I don't know that I would want to drink more than the small glass I had, but it was pretty good.
We didn't stay out too much later than midnight and had a lazy morning. A lazy morning that included pancakes with real maple syrup from Trader Joe's. Pancakes were thick, fluffy, and really tasty.
|This look says "I have not yet had coffee. But I do have a spatula. |
Back off with the camera."
We filled the rest of the day with quiet time and family. It was a great way to start off 2011.
I'll be back to regularly scheduled blogging this week, hope you all had a safe and happy start to the new year!