And just like that, a new year begins.
Woohoo for 2011! I hope your year is off to a great start!
Even though I went to sleep after 2 a.m., for some reason my body was telling me I just had to get out of bed before 8 a.m. (<—That sentence totally reminded me of that R. Kelly song “My mind is telling me no… but my body… my body’s teling me YEEEEEES!”)
My late night bedtime can be attributed to a wonderful party at my friend Merri’s house. Ryan and I are both so much more into house parties than jam-packed clubs downtown, so it was the perfect way to ring in the new year. Merri’s identical twin sister Liz came in town for the party which was extra special because it transformed into a birthday party at midnight. Merri and Liz were born on New Year’s Day! They were actually the “first babies of Sarasota, Florida” the year they were born and were even in the newspaper!
I had such a great time at the party! It was really fun to hang out with our good friends and enjoy some of our friend Pete’s amazing Italian cooking. Pete even taught Ryan how to make his incredible zeppoles. No lie, these little babies are in my top five all-time favorite foods. Cheese + dough + powdered sugar. You can’t go wrong!
Apparently they’re a hit with Ryan as well because he ate seven… which I found oddly attractive. Hey, I like a guy that can eat.
Good food, good friends, good drinks… I’d say it was a great night!