Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Worth the Parking Ticket

Smita of Hogger & Co. and I have been talking about meeting up next time I was in Boston for a while.  I had an informal retirement reception at the college that I attended earlier in the day, then headed to Beacon Hill for my dinner date with Smita.  I headed toward downtown Boston with the fear of bumper to bumper traffic, but I was relieved that everyone was leaving while I was headed into the heart of Boston.  Yes!  I remember the traffic, but I definitely do not miss it.  To add to my excitement, I found the perfect parking spot right by the restaurant even though my parallel parking skills were tested.  I had enough change for the meter - 2 hours.  Nice!  Smita and I chatted it up at The Paramount over some Sam Adams and salmon burger (for her) and crab cake burger (for me) with fries of course.  We laughed, talked about blogging, our work, and living in Boston.  I think we covered a lot on our first meet-up!  Honestly, it seemed as if we had met already - it was awesome!  After paying for our dinner, we walked back toward my car and found that dreaded bright orange envelope on my window.  A ticket!  But you know what? What's $25 bucks paid to the City of Boston?!  I had so much fun meeting the wonderful and super nice Smita that the ticket was just another photo op for me.  Haha.  You're not going to get me down parking meter guy!  Smita said "boo"... I say Boo-Ya!.  
It was a great day in Beantown. 

Nothing like a Sam Adams in Boston.
Me with my Sam! Cheers!
The lovely and talented Smita of Hogger & Co
Me with a present from the City of Boston.


Closet Fashionista said...

Haha, yea, when you really think about it a ticket for being right outside the restaurant isn't a bad trade ;)
YAY for meetups!

Hogger and Co. said...

Hahahhaa, what a funny post - I'm coming around now and saying BOO-YA to the ticket, too!! Thanks for meeting up with me and for the lovely present!! It truly felt like we knew each other! You're the cutest!

Nnenna said...

Awww, that's so awesome that you got a chance to meet Smita! We've been trying to plan a meetup in NYC, but haven't been successful yet! One day! :)

Alex Elizabeth said...

Saw the ticket on Instagram :( Glad you did a blogger meetup! I would love to do them all the time, but... life gets busy!

Annie said...

Ah I'm so bummed I couldn't go! Definitely let me know next time you are around - I work right by Paramount! You guys are too cute :)

The Other Side of Gray

simplyvonne said...

awww boooo!! at least you had a good time with your friends!

Hogger and Co. said...

I know, right?? ONE DAY NNENNA!!!

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