So last night was the little get together that, I guess, I planned? I don't know - Krysten gave me credit for it in one of her posts and it caught me off guard, but whatever - I'll take credit for amazing ideas! word.
So we met at Axel's Bonfire in St. Paul - I got there early as I went right from work, so I bellied up to the bar and ordered myself a perfectly dirty martini. Next in rolls Kristi and Kim - now, I've known Kristi since before I started my blog but not like since childhood or anything and we've never been like BFFs where we hang out all the time. ANWAYS- Kim was the only new face of this meetup to me.. and I was SO interested in what she'd be like and, at first, I was kind of surprised by just seeing her. I felt like I kept staring at her and I even apologized to her in case I was... she just looked so different to me than she does on her blog. Until I found out she 'airbrushes' herself... which made me chuckle a little bit. Sorry if that was supposed to be a secret Kim!
Krysten arrived next and bellied up with us and we were all able to get a little bit of chit-chat in before Dana arrived and we went to our table.
Forewarning: All these pictures are from Kristi given to me with permission to use them - I did not steal them because (most of the time) stealing is wrong; there was NOTHING Photoshop and/or I could do to make me look less white than I actually am without making everyone else look shades of Yellow. I'm not a ghost, don't be scared, I won't hurt you.
All the lefties on one side:
At one point when Kristi was adjusting her camera settings she wasn't focusing on any of us in particular, just aiming off into space... well... I always see this as an opportunity to share my beautiful white face - in an unsuspecting manner. So this morning as Kristi was emailing me photos she showed me this one and pointed out that she didn't even notice last night - MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
|again with the wide open mouth - I've got to stop that!|
Group shot after dinner:
Not a whole lot else to say other than Kim is a lot sassier than I expected! Always a good thing in my book ;)
If you want to see pictures of our food and read a review of the place, keep checking out Kristi's Restaurant Review blog: Twin Cities Restaurant Blog. She's usually a bit behind on her reviews, but there are plenty of other restaurants to read up on in the mean time; what are you waiting for, go look!
In all it was quite a lovely time - I would have loved to stay a bit longer and chit-chat, but ... well... I don't know why we left right away! I seriously can't wait to do it again!
Afterwards, I get to the block my car is on and I see a car with a ticket on it and think that sucks, hope I don't have one... then I see this little red sticker on ALL the other cars that are parked there, like a permit type sticker, so I'm thinking that it's probably a sticker allowing them to park on this street and well, I knew I didn't have one... I get to my car and low and behold... BIG FAT TICKET. I was instantly pissed off... I looked up at the sign and read the times for NO PARKING and I was fine, I wasn't parked there during those times, until I realized that the hours listed were from 10am (maybe it was 11am) to 2am... so you know, that's like ALL DAY LONG. I couldn't clearly see the AM/PM part of it, and I think I just assumed it was 10pm-2am (bar hours)... either way it sucked. I was fully prepared to fight it until I saw those times and almost punched myself in the face for being so stupid. Now I have to wait 3 days to even find out how much it is.. yes, that's right, they give you a ticket but don't tell you what the fine is. Stupid.
This morning when I got on Facebook, I found out that Kristi and Dana also got parking tickets on the street. I wonder if they read the times wrong too or if it wasn't even posted for them.
All photos taken by and/or copyright Kristi Sauer - don't steal this stuff people, it's just plain WRONG!