Good time does not need to be organized ahead of time. You just let it
happen. Go with the flow.
It's Friday. cobie has the urge to go ice-skating on the newly
opened frog pond in the Boston Common. He calls out to Boston
noders on #e to come hang out. He wants to do a few
things this weekend one of them being skating. So pretty soon, after
going back and forth, urging this and that person, we have
Orion, cahla, masukomi, illumina, drunkenmonkey and
cobie forming a group ready to take over Boston. I would be meeting
Orion and cahla for the first time.
I could not say no this time. Cobie had invited me and masukomi to
skating on Wednesday and had turned him down. We got glares from
him on #e. And I got plenty more while driving him to and from
work. Besides I was in the mood to go out.
Anyhoo, we all met up at the Park Street station and went
in search of food.
We found what looked like food at Bennigans nearby. masukomi had
limited luck. Can't take that vegie girl anywhere. The group rocked
tho. We were loud. We were having fun. Conversations went this way
and that way. Everyone had some sort of beer except me. I had some
coke. Drinking and then skating. How irresponsible. It was clear
that quite a few things were new to Orion, having been to Boston only
twice before. He was taking it all in. Cahla was cool. Funny and
engaging. Made the night even better.
We all stumbled out of the restaurant and arrived at the pond. The
skates sucked. I still have broken skin because of it. The ice was
all powdery and reminded me of the few times I've skied. Luckily I did
not encounter any frogs. This was my first time. Loved it, despite
the ice and the skates. Did not fall. But the balance of the
being what it is, I probably will meet the ice the next time
around. masukomi and cobie looked like pros. illumina had to leave
After the skating we headed to a bar in 2 cars. BTW if you need a
good decent parking area around Boston Common, try the garage right
underneath it, the Boston Common Garage. Flat rate for the day
during weekdays. We got to Crossroads soon afterwards. First went
upstairs, then downstairs and then upstairs again. We made noise
again. And that's always a good thing. Never ran out of things to
talk about. I finally had some alcohol for the night. We stayed long
enough for Orion to miss his train and stayed over at
We should do this again. More noders are welcome.
Next time, we're going to Golden Banana. yeah.
I'm kidding about the Golden Banana thing. Sorta.
ps. I hope this w/u satisfies masukomi, otherwise she can go and