Newgrounds London Mini Meet 2008-08-01 14:36:26
Whilst here on Newgrounds I have met some of the down right coolest people on the planet, so when the opportunity arose to meet some of these awesome dudes I gladly jumped at the offer, clicking my heels in mid-air as one would.
Cementsocks (Jack) and his good buddy Graham were visiting England and no sooner had I come home from my holiday in Turkey than I received a phone call telling me to come into London this instant because they were there. Naturally I oiled myself up and was off like a rocket.
That day was filled with fun and jollies. After scampering about around London, we decided the tourist scene was boring and we needed to get into the heart and soul of the city. So we retreated back to my place, but not before purchasing a shiny new copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Many a laugh was had, we needed to go out again to find Jack some painkillers for his crooked back and some fried chicken to feast on. Then we settled in for a night of Brawl and The Mighty Boosh, all before snuggling off to bed. In the morning I made them a good English Breakfast and took them back to the station to hug them farewell, it was the best of times, it was the blurst of times.
But little did I know that soon, I would seeing them again. Not only that but it would be along with my greatest friend
Burnzoid (Sam), of whom this my first meeting and that my fair lady companion Sarah would be attending also. Excitement rippled through my veins, this would truly be a fantastic day, meeting such fine fellows for one last farewell, and so it was!
The story starts in Waterloo station where we were designated to meet, a security alert had people evacuating and I was slightly worried my compadres may have been blown to smithreens, but luckily me and Sarah finally managed to find Jack and Graham. Then we just had to wait for the tardy Sam the Burnzoid. He strided off his train in a confident manner one would find fitting of a duke or an emperor. The tension was built between who was taller, him or Jack, each of them a colossus in his own right. After a nail-biting height-off, Jack was deemed the lanky winner, and a soured Sam snuggled up to me for comfort.
With not on ounce of assertion or knowledge of where to go among us, we headed towards the green around the London Eye know as Jubilee Gardens and settled down for a chit chat. We discussed many things ranging from German Tweenagers, looking at ourselves in the reflection of our iPods, how tanned everyone was except me and demonstrating what spooning was. After all that activity we decided to get ice creams whilst Jack and Sam gave eachother piggybacks.
Sitting in the park, licking our lollies and feeling smug with ourselves we gazed upon a street performer trying to scam money from an unsuspecting crowd and politely gave them encouragement not to do so. There was also some guy dressed as Mickey Mouse letting kids sit on his lap for some reason, very suspect.
Anyways, soon we all started fancying some lunch and so headed down to where the eateries were at. We headed into this fancy looking Italian place, looking like tramps, and got a table for 5. I ordered the steak (50% off on Mondays, score), Sarah and Graham shared a Pizza, greedy Samuel had one to himself and Jack tried to order roast potatoes Medium-Rare before realizing the waitress did in fact think he was ordering steak. The boys all ordered beers with their food, getting giddy at the prospect that here they were old enough to drink with their meal. Jack rubbed Sam's leg many times under the table I was told, and I was rightfully sketchy to leave the table to go to the toilet and leave Sarah vulnerable to their depraved onslaught, though they were nothing but nice those lads.
We split the bill, with everyone trying to be too generous and neither of us really knowing how to count. Sadly Jack and Graham had to go as they had plans for a meal with their grandparents, they're cool like that. We took them to the station and gave our hugs and goodbyes, next was Sam who we waited with whilst he regailed us with tales of his acting and theatrical work. Eventually his train came, and we gave him a last hug goodbye. Then me and Sarah toddled off home, happy with the day of fun and friendship we had just had.
Here's a photo of us a kind man outside the restaurant took.