Traveled up to SFO to celebrate the New Year with Barry, his family and a bunch of his high school friends. On New Year's Eve I worked out of CG's San Francisco office, (the SFO). As promised by the receptionist, the office was a ghost town. I used the tranquil environment to take care of some performance reviews and check in on a lot of year-end projects remotely.
At lunch I went across the street to the Ferry Building and met my buddy Seth for lunch. Seth and I participated in a study abroad program together in 2002 in Guanajuato, Mexico. After a delicious crab cake sandwich lunch, I headed back to the office and wrapped up the day. After work Barry and I headed off to his friend's annual NYE dinner party -- so much rich food. I ate until the brink of explosion. We stayed up until 5am playing Boggle and Ticket to Ride. Discovered I've lost my knack for Ticket to Ride, but I managed to eke out a few good words for Boggle.
New Year's day, I woke up and started the year with a bowl of ozoni, which I still can't seem to eat without choking just a little. In the afternoon I helped stuff the inari-zushi. (Barry stuffed his to look like tiny little pillows -- mine looked like smashed up seat cushions.) At dinner I again ate way too much, but I couldn't resist trying just a little bit of everything, especially the sukiyaki and crab.
Saturday morning we ran 11 miles through Golden Gate Park and along Great Highway to continue with our LA Marathon training. After the run, we headed off to J-Town for lunch with Barry's mom. I also picked up this year's ceramic tiger (eto) at Asakichi. They're so cute!
Hope you all had fun celebrating the arrival of 2010, which I'm going to pronounce twenty-ten. So there.