Hopefully you can all forgive me, and it’s not like I haven’t thought about you at all during my absence… it’s just… I’ve been busy annnd there really hasn’t been much going on.
So today I am going to give you a little surprise, why a surprise? Well because it was a surprise for me, it was an unplanned stalk but a stalk nonetheless.
Saturday (June 13th) a group of us went downtown to celebrate Shari’s 30th birthday, we ended up at The 9. Which is a pretty sweet place, I don’t get out much or hang out at the cool clubs downtown, especially the fancy rooftop ones. So I was pleasantly entertained, it was a bit cramped especially when you had to make your way past the bar and out to the ladies bathroom which was a smidge tiny. I say this because I had the bathroom door fly open and the handle embedded into my lower back but that’s fine, I just LT. Dan’d my way back to the party.
We was all having a good time, one of us in particular, it was hard to tell if she was drunk or just a free spirit but either way I watched from a distance as she pliè’d across the open rooftop floor, twirling around and kicking flies out of the air. My friend Jaime and I were debating whether to record her or not when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye and by something I meant someone…someone after my own heart. It was dark and he was dark but I could make out a figure in the shadows, he had moved from his place up against the wall, phone in hand and following our friend. He was obviously recording her but then I recognized this man and I went into full stalk mode, I asked Jaime but she had no clue. So I did some research, I hated to interrupt his secret recording session for no reason and look like a fool but my suspensions were correct and thus I made my move.
I walked up to him, I had to move fast too because he was on a mission following this girl… and asked “Are you Ricky Smith? He said yes, I asked for a picture and he responded with “you’ll have to ask the camera” So of course I got all sassy and asked the camera. Shit!
He was super cool, we took a picture and I got to taste his palm. Then he wanted Jaime to jump in and we took a selfie, I panicked and made that awful creeper 2.0 face. I knew he was going to stick out his tongue and I was going to do it too but then.. well. whatever.
We talked for a bit, he asked a lot of questions and seemed legit interested in our personal lives. It was refreshing. He wanted to know how I knew who he was, I replied that I follow him on Instagram and know that he does a lot for our community.
Shari and Katie strolled over and everyone was introduced to everyone, we talked some more and then he was all about a photo shoot with my phone.
So, in order to take the picture all you have to do is touch the screen, there is not a set button you push… but first you have to have the phone facing the correct way. As you can see, it took Mr.Smith 4 times to get the perfect picture but he was super determined and I liked it. I can’t stand a blurry picture, especially if there is no chance for taking a better one. #Props
Below is a short clip of what Mr.Smith is all about, check it out.
During all of this I got to meet DJ Stephen Floss, wasn’t sure who he was until I did a little Googling afterwards. It was fun, him and Ricky were trying to see who was more famous and kept track of how many people recognized them. He was nice and even let me take a picture with him, OH and he’s not that blurry in real life. Click on his name and it will take you to his YouTube page, he is the DJ for The Cavs and is pretty well known here in Cleveland.
Shari’s birthday was a success, we had a great time and met a lot of nice people.
Stay tuned for me.