Thursday, 2 April 2009

Dinner With Barb, or Trans-Continental Meal Sharing

Today, I had dinner with my friend Barb, who lives in Ft. Worth. Yes, Texas. Seriously!

No, I am not in the States. I am still in Aberdeen.

So how did this happen? You would be right to ask. So I'll tell you.

I am a sucker for McDonald's Monopoly promotion. When I was at my sister's in the fall, I pretty much lived on one McD's meal a day during the Monopoly game, and they have started it up here in the past week or so. I am helpless to resist the siren call of instant win and collect-to-win game pieces! Besides, I love their fries. My friend Barb does, too, and many were the times when we would eat there together on our days out in the city centre while she was in Aberdeen. Good times. Can you believe that was two years ago?! Okay, you probably can... but I can't. I miss my friend. Still.

As she was commenting on my lack of will power when it comes to Monopoly, this plan was hatched: to pick a day to eat at McDonalds, 'together'. She would go for her lunch break, which, considering the six hour time difference, would be perfect for me to go for my dinner. We could enjoy our fries (and the rest of our meal) in our own locations, knowing that we were eating together. Silly, perhaps (so says my sister), but the next best thing to actually being able to sit down and share a meal together-- which we haven't been able to do in person for way too long.

Today was that day! And I thoroughly enjoyed having a meal with my friend, despite the distance. I miss you, Barb... thanks for meeting me at McDonalds! =D

My dinner

Enjoying my fries... yum!

Scenes from my vantage point... old people collared by the coppers (probably not, but it was fun to speculate); buses and stops; people in the park or on their way to places unknown.....

And finally, some live action! The first is boring... unless you just want to see a little slice of life from Aberdonia. It was, as you can tell from the photos above, from my seat by the window, looking out on Union Street. People-watching is how I spend my mealtimes there. The second, well, is mainly for Barb... but y'all can watch if you want. I think you can even see a little of the 'new' remodeled McDs, if you haven't been here for a while. =)


Barb said...

Fun video! Thanks, Amie!! It was a fun, and I enjoyed "meeting you" at McDonald's today.

Oh, and I stole a couple of your pics for my blogpost. Feel free to steal my not-so-exciting ones if you want.

I enjoyed seeing the pics of city centre and St. Nicholas. The only thing missing was the crazy giant seagulls who always wanted to steal my fries! ;)

Oh, and in that video of Union Street, did you know those vehicles are driving on the wrong side of the street?!

See ya, friend! Sometime soon, we'll do this together.

joyous said...

I think it's sweet. If it's Jenn that thinks it's silly, tell her she's crazy.

Mrs4444 said...

That archway is so beautiful!

I think the lunch/dinner idea is great. It would be even more fun if you could use Skype! (I'm guessing the McD's wouldn't have WiFi?

Mrs4444 said...

And I agree--You are a cutie :)