Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve 2007

Leaving Jack with his cousins, Sharon and I went with Tommy, Becky, Tim and Kathy to the New Year's Eve Gala at the Sacramento Turn Verein. It was an odd evening. Tommy and Becky are taking German language classes and heard about the party in their class. Most of the people were either older German-Americans or transplanted German nationals. The night included dinner and dancing. Although I grumbled over the course of the evening [especially after several hours of German music], I enjoyed the company.

For me, the highlight of the evening was a short film that they showed just before midnight. Apparently, it has become a tradition in Germany and a number of other European Countries to watch Dinner for One on New Year's Eve. The short embedded below starts after a 2:20 minute introduction in German.

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