So, I’m currently at a Starbucks… In Boston! Yeah, my friend (who wants to remain anonymous, so let’s call him Beethoven) invited me to join him and drive up to Boston. It’s usually a four-hour long drive, maybe a little more, but on Friday, we were getting some serious snow. Now combine that with drivers that shouldn’t even be allowed to drive. It took us about six hours, minus half hour due to pit stops, so about five and half hours.
Oh, man, Boston is a gorgeous, historical city. And it is very, very easy to get around, especially with their T train (or subway, whatever) system, which is easily to recognize because of the color code references. I must have gotten on at least three different trains and I didn’t even get lost once! I actually knew where I was going. Well, actually, I downloaded this app on my iPad, Embark BOS, and it’s been very helpful! Apparently, there are similar apps for other cities, so I highly recommend it.
Beethoven and I went to this amazing restaurant, the Parish Cafe. Expect a review from me maybe by tomorrow. Anyway, after the restaurant, we went to a bar where his friend is a bartender. I was so full that I only wanted water. Then, his friend gave me a short glass of Disaronno. It tastes like vanilla, which is supposed to soothe my stomach and help it settle. Well, it really did help. He gave me two more glasses of it. Then, he processed to wrap the bottle in a plastic bag and shoved it into my purse. Apparently, I drank the last of it and a person who finishes the bottle keeps it for good luck. Of course, I felt bad, but I was told to not worry about it. Remembering my favorite shot, I told him it was kamikaze. Guess what he made? Blueberry kamikaze! It was so good! I think I had one or maybe two. It was more than enough to get me absolutely intoxicated. I was so drunk that I blocked out certain parts of Friday night, especially the time. I didn’t even know we got home at 4am in the morning until I woke up and Beethoven filled in the blanks.
I certainly paid for it the next day when I was visiting The Learning Center School for the Deaf. They were hosting an event, which was the reason I came up here, to get familiar with my new workplace. Beethoven had a class, so his friend picked me up. Oh, man, I met some really cool people there, even some people I may work with in the future. I had such a good time.
Afterwards, 14 of us met up at this expensive Italian restaurant where every entree they have comes in sizes of “small” or “large.” The small portion is enough to feed a small family, I swear to God. I was still feeling the aftermath of Friday night, so I ordered a small pizza after I was told that it was small enough for me to finish it by myself… Well, it wasn’t. Not only it was too big, it looked disgusting. So, Beethoven gave me some of his order, which was really good, even though I couldn’t eat too much of it. I will pose a review about it after the Parish Cafe. Over this enormous dinner, I met an awesome guy, who was sitting across from me. His name is Blaise. He is, well, just yummy. Too bad he has a boyfriend. We bonded almost instantly.
After dinner, most of us split up. Beethoven and I went to Sheraton Hotel in Framingham. It is a gorgeous hotel! There was a social event as well as a poker tournament where the winner gets a free seat to some other poker tournament. And, behold…. MUSIC! Finally, a deaf event where there is music just blasting away! NJ deafies doesn’t really appreciate music JUST because “we are deaf, we don’t understand what the artist is saying.” Like it matters! If you can feel your soul swaying side to side to the lovely vibrations of the music, go with it. Dance! Sadly, most NJ deafies don’t see it that way. I also hung with Blaise there. We got to know each other better. Hopefully, we will hang out more when I move.
I went to the Paul Revere House! The admission for adults is only $3.50, so if you are ever in Boston, you should go! Hell, if you’re even in the same state, take the train! I used the orange line and got off at Haymarket. From there, it’s a 8-minute walk.
Well, that’s it for now. My iPad is dying, so I better go and see what else is in Boston.