Yesterday I met a cousin which I hadn't seen in a year for dinner. We ended up going at a friend's Vietnamese restaurant. We took my car, since I knew where we were going, and I was lucky enough to find parking almost in front of the restaurant, which is rare since it's a very busy area of town. There was a parking meter so I used my credit card to pay the maximum allowed so that I wouldn't be bothered checking time, etc.
My friend wasn't there when we arrived, but we ordered some food and started enjoying our food and catching up. He eventually showed up and like every time I go there, he made us try something. He has this thing about healthy, tasty food. He had made this tapioca type pudding, which was soy based. The look of it was really not appetizing, but it tasted really good. I just love tapioca.
At the end of our meal, he came by and sat with us for a while telling us about his latest project. He's been working on developing this natural base product to help rebuilt the immune system, etc. He was very passionate about it, and his documentation was interesting. Long story short, I bought a kit - supplies for one month - to try. If it can help with my headaches and back pain, it will be worth it.
Let's just say that when we did arrive at the other place, I made damn sure I was in a proper area to park and made sure the meter wasn't in effect (after 9pm). It was a pleasant evening overall, but I could have done without that ticket, that's for sure!