Without even planning for it, I spent New Year’s Day the way I would want to spend if it were my last day on earth.
We went hiking at Mission Peak Regional Reserve in Fremont. If you’re looking for a hike, rather an extreme uphill climb, that’s going to kick your butt, look no further. I felt like getting a real workout to start the new year and Mission Peak did not disappoint. We weren’t alone. Looks like every engineer from Santa Clara County decided to do the same. An Indian girl aged 9 or 10 broke down in tears trailing her father who was coaxing her to continue. I felt bad, but I’m four times her age and if I could do it, so could she. Buck up, wee one. We weren’t even half-way to the summit.
We drove back into the city just in time for 5:30pm mass at St. Dominic’s. While the mass is lively and you sing everything, it’s also quite long. So we skedaddled after communion. Dined at the new Bun Mee on Fillmore for $20. Good, but I’m telling you the coffee shop that also makes the banh mi sandwiches for $3 on Bush Street that I mentioned previously is way better.
We got red velvet cake and a chocolate chip cookie from The Grove to go, then ate dessert while watching the movie Tsotsi at home. Has anyone seen this South African movie that took home the 2005 Academy Award for best foreign film? It is so touching. Any director who can get the audience to ultimately sympathize with a brute murderer deserves every accolade. When it was over, I headed to the bathroom to blow out all the snot from crying.