Stipe Miocic – History in the making.

Congratulations Stipe Miocic on your record breaking fight!

On Saturday, January 20th, 2018 Stipe Miocic, three time heavyweight champion defeated the hard hitting Francis Ngannou for the UFC 220 event in Boston.

ODDS: Ngannou – 180; Miocic +160

Winning that night gave Stipe his third consecutive win, something that hadn’t been done before. He’d been seen as the underdog but it seems that the UFC had their money on Francis as he appeared to be the “next big thing”.

That being said, MY money was on Stipe. Home boy from Euclid, Ohio. We were basically neighbors as I also grew up in the Cleveland/Euclid are.

Years later we would attend the same Highschool, EastLake North. He would graduate two years before me and become something great. Something the city of Eastlake and Cleveland could look up to and be proud of.

I don’t personally remember Stipe, but I am sure we  brushed shoulders (or my shoulder to his waist) on a few random occasions as we roamed the halls in between classes.

Which reminds me, I should pull out my old year books and look for him. Bet that would make a great keepsake with his signature.

HIGHSCHOOL REUNION

5 years ago, back in August the Happy Moose on 306 had a nice little meet and greet with Stipe.

It was very casual and laid back, the anxiety that I had about it was very unnecessary.

They had Stipe and company set up outside on the back patio, it was a beautiful day for some dinner and a stalk.

Stalks that don’t require much stalking are my favorite.

He was very friendly, happy to meet new people and didn’t mind us interrupting his dinner.

This is a page taken right out of my GoneStalking scrapbook.

Thanks for stalkin’ by, please check out the link below to read the first and more detailed blog regarding my interaction with Stipe.

Stipe Miocic

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An absence in stalking.

Hello fellow stalkers,

Have you missed me? Probably not.

I’ve been on Twitter for quite some time now but I have currently started interacting with fellow bloggers. I want to start daily (LOL) blogging about feelings and crap and it might not ALL be about the “stalkin'”, however my intentions are to keep it close if I can.

 

Let’s start off by filling everyone in real quick… eh?

 

2 years ago I promised you blogs on the following

  • Finesse Mitchell
  • Joe Machi and John Crist
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Sean Hurwitz
  • Tom Papa
  • John Caparulo
  • Mike Armstrong and Herbie Gill
  • T.L.C. and Nacho Extreme
  • Amy Schumer

 

Took this Engagement like photo with Finesse Mitchell back in 2015 after he performed at Hilarities.

My gal pal Holly and I getting all snuggles with comedian Joe Machi after his show. I then jumped in with John Crist (white guy) annnd I don’t know the other guys name, they were the opening acts at Hilarities back in 2015.

Singer Shawn Colvin after her performance in New York for the Lincoln Center Out of Doors concert back in 2015. It was a free concert, we were actually there to snag Fiona Apple but she slipped through the cracks.

Sean Hurwitz from Smash Mouth and singer Suzi Oravec performed at Scenes Pig and Whiskey festival in Willoughby back in 2015.

  • Tried to get the lead singer but he disappeared, Sean was nice enough to stick around and meet all the fans. He even interacted with a child.
  • Suzi is a Cleveland gal that sings country and was a blast to take pictures with.

Comedian Tom Papa after his act at Hilarities back in 2015.

Smiles with John Caparulo after his comedy act back in 2015 at Hilarities.

Comedians Mike Armstrong and Herbie Gill after their act back in 2015 at the HardRock Casino.

The beautiful ladies of TLC, Chilli and T-Boz and then with Nacho Extreme, good friends and security on The WahlBurgers.

  • Shari and I went to the concert, it was TLC, NKOTB, and Nelly.
  • Paid $99 for meet and greet passes, no stalking was involved for TLC.
  • Barley House in Cleveland had an event after the concert, rumors of the NKOTB clan would be there. $10 cover charge, stayed awhile but there was no signs of the boy band. Did get to meet Henry Nacho from The Wahlburgers, not a total loss.

Stalker in crime Shari grinning ear to ear with Amy Schumer after her comedy act at Playhouse Square back in 2015.

  • I was supposed to be at this show but she had rescheduled the original date and the new one fell when I was on vacation.
  • Definitely one I regret, because Amy is hilarious as balls. I loved her on season 5 of last comic standing a million years ago and have been a fan since.
  • She did an HBO special, pictures and video from her meeting Shari in Cleveland made it on the opening credits. I have video of it somewhere…it will probably never get posted. 🙁

 

A couple extras that happened after the fact.

Bobby Collins was a delight to meet, the comedian took pictures after his show at Hilarities.

 

The below collage of photos took place at The Lake County Captains, Cleveland Sports History Night

Former Indians player Ellis Burks.

Former Indians player Len Barker

Former Cavaliers  Jim Chones.

Former Cavaliers Campy Russel

 Former Browns players Greg Pruitt and Mike Pruitt.

Cleveland State University Head Coach Dennis Felton.

John Carroll University Head Coach Mike Moran

 

A couple of failed stalks include:

  • Chris Rock / Total Blackout Tour. It was a cold and rainy day. We drove down to Cleveland before the show, PAID to park and waited for Chris to arrive at the Playhouse Square. 3 of us huddled under 1 umbrella that was now turned upside down from the dramatic winds. At one point we ran back to our car because the rain was soo heavy, but when we saw a car pull up we darted back across the street to try for the stalk. Pretty sure it was Chris, I don’t remember if we saw him get out or not. We left shortly after, drenched and defeated.
  • Shari went back the next day and tried again, this time I do believe she saw Chris but he kept on walking.
  • Found out Dave Chappelle, Arsenio Hall, and Ardie Fuqua were all surprise guests on this particular night in Cleveland.
  • Hall who is a Cleveland native tweeted about his experience.

 

  • Howie Mandel. Performed at the Hardrock Rocksino last year about this time.
  • We got there early to catch him before the show. He pulled up, pretended he was on his phone and walked by…NEVER even looked up to acknowledged us. It was rude.

 

  • Mary J. Blige / Strength of a Woman Tour. Performed at the Hardrock Rocksino.
  • Got there early, missed her going in. Stayed till the end of the show but security pushed us SOOO FAR BACK we didn’t stand a chance. Saw what we thought was her leave, get in the bus we thought was hers annnnd… jumped in our car to follow until our exit came up. Went home tired and defeated.

 

Some upcoming stalks include:

  • Johnny Mathis. I’ve been a fan of Johnny since I was a child, on Christmas Eve we’d all sing along to his Christmas VHS tape. His Christmas album is one of my favorites and I listen to it religiously during the holidays.
  • Johnny has been performing at the Playhouse Square for quite some time now when I finally realized it was time for a stalk.
  • A few years back…Hanson was also performing the night Johnny was and we decided to make it a 2 for 1, snag Hanson (At HOB) before the show super early and then hit up Johnny at the Playhouse. However Hanson came out later than usual and by the time we made it back to the Playhouse Johnny was already inside. We waited for a little, tried to get some of the workers to get him to come out but it never happened. Unfortunately, we were also seeing the Hanson show (and still had to snag the two other brothers) that we could not come back for Johnny.
  • Fast forward. Johnny will be back in Cleveland Friday, November 3rd. With such short notice, little money, and an early volleyball game I don’t think I am going to make it this time around either. I was actually looking forward to going to the show as he will be performing his new album The Great New American Songbook.

 

  • Nick Offerman / Full Bush Tour. He will be at the Playhouse Square on November 19th, I’d actually really like to see the show. I am working on getting tickets now but if not, I’d love to meet Nick, he’s hilarious.

 

  • Fred Willard / An Evening with Fred Willard. Another Playhouse Square performer, he will be in Cleveland on December 30th.
  • Ticket prices are $18 in advance and $20 at the door, seems very reasonable.
  • “We’re extremely proud to have comedy legend and Shaker Heights native Fred Willard joining us for the 2017 Cleveland Comedy Festival for a fun and engaging evening that celebrates his amazing career in film, TV, sketch and improv comedy.  The show will feature video clips from Fred’s most notable appearances as well as open, un-scripted conversation with Fred facilitated by WCPN Sound of Ideas host and Plain Dealer columnist Mike McIntyre.  You know Fred, you love Fred, join us in the Outcalt Theatre for a great evening with America’s favorite comedic everyman.” – Playhouse Square

 

These are just to name a few as there are others I have yet to fully look over and put down on paper.

 

Scheduling is hard.

Cleveland is far.

Parking isn’t cheap.

 

Above are some of the conflicts I am faced with when deciding on my next victim, but with a little better planning and a positive attitude anything is possible.

 

Once again, thank you for you time.

Don’t forget to SHARE, LIKE, and COMMENT.

 

Stalk ya later!

 

 

Cleveland Comic Con / Wizard World

Wizard
Hello!
I’ll try to make this short and sweet but there is soooooooooooo much to talk about. Let us begin where Pat and I were going to purchase the 3 day weekend pass but ended up just getting tickets for Saturday. It was $107.00 for the two of us, $45 a piece plus some crazy amount of tax. However Pat and I were planning this for some time now so we were prepared to pay the price. We had never been to a #ComicCon before and with this being #Cleveland‘s first we just had to check it out. #ClevelandComicCon Now my husband is a geek and loves his super heroes and comic books, so he was excited for other reasons. I on the other hand was all about the celebrities that would be occupying their little booths. One celebrity in particular was Scott Wilson / #HershelGreene from The Walking Dead (TheWalkingDead) , and I was going to snag him for sure. The sucky thing about all of this was that you had to pay for a picture and then pay for an autograph but not all of us had a million dollars. But I had a few bucks in my pocket and went there expecting to spend some of it, I wasn’t leaving there without a picture with a celebrity.When we got there, we headed straight to the back where all the celebs were caged in little areas. We headed over to where Scott Wilson was, it was very exciting…for me. At most of the booths you could pay in cash for a picture (selfie) or an autograph or both but at a cheaper rate. You also could chat it up with them for a bit and then move a long. Wizard World was offering “Photo ops” for a lot more money but they were professionally taken, and you got a free print out of it. I didn’t need all that and was content with an average photo with my own camera. Pat forced me to get in line and do my photo op with Scott before it was too late. As I was scooting through the line I made eye contact with Scott and we had a small conversation before I made it to him. So I did, paid my $20 and got a picture with Mr.Wilson, I didn’t want to pay another $30 for an autograph. When I got up there he asked for a hug, and of course I gave him one. He was super sweet and talked to us for a minuet.
Scott Wilson
When all was done Pat and I went our separate ways. He was going to look at all the toys and booths and I was going to hang out with the celebrities. I wanted to meet more but I didn’t want to pay for it, so I decided to try and catch them in between. It didn’t work out so well:
1) Seth Gilliam / #GabrielStokes from #TheWalkingDead had a booth next to Scott. I saw him leave his area and book it across the floor, so I followed him. I made it to him and asked for a quick picture, he acted as though I wasn’t there. He was frantically looking around for something, I asked if he was on a mission and he said yes. So I let him go but I still followed him, lol. The whole time I kept an eye out and nobody even noticed him so I wasn’t to nervous about drawing any unnecessary attention. On his way back, I hung behind and let him pass me. I walked back up to him and asked Seth again. He said no and told me I could go to his booth if I wanted a picture. I told him maybe I would and he said ok. That’s when I decided I wasn’t going to give him my money, his booth remained empty for most of the time. I felt one quick selfie wouldn’t have hurt anything.
Seth Gillum
2) Lou Ferrigno / #TheIncredibleHulk was next, his booth was more open and was easier to get to. At one point he left his post to talk to someone, I waited till he came back. When he did, I “accidentally” walked into his path to make contact, which I did. He put his large hand on my tiny Shoulder and we exchanged words. He stood there for a second, we were kinda behind the black wall. I took this chance to ask him for a selfie, I said “Can we take an illegal selfie real quick?” he hesitated, and then sad no and pointed to his booth. For a moment I felt he was going to say yes but the power of the #WizardWorld people must be stronger than I thought.
 Lou
3) Adrian Paul / #Highlander had left his booth he was on the move and I literally had to jog to catch up with him. I reached him and got his attention, he turned around and apologized but he couldn’t, and then a staff member came running towards us saying he had to go and he couldn’t stop. Then he disappeared into the photo op section, I think he had an appointment with paying customers. So I gave him the benefit of the doubt and let this one slide.
Adrian1
4) James Marsters / #Spike from #BuffytheVampireSlayer and #Angel. This was towards the end of the day and I wasn’t even looking for him when I happened to look up and saw him walking towards me. So of course I asked if it would be ok for a picture and he apologized but couldn’t, the guy he was with said the same thing and then they walked away.
Spike
I was denied 4 times and wasn’t feeling it anymore, I had failed. It might not have been so bad if I had recordings of the rejections but I thought I would get the selfie (plus I had to act fast) so I had to have my camera ready just in case. Anyways, I kept circling the booths with $60 burning a hole in my pocket, I wanted one more celebrity. My back was hurting me my feet and legs hated me but I kept on, at one point Pat found me and forced me to eat something.

I was able to sneak a selfie of myself and Lou

Lou and I

and myself and Jason David Frank, The Green and White #PowerRanger.

Jason David Frank

I finally decided who I was going to get a picture with next, Drea de Matteo from #TheSopranos and #DesperateHousewives ( I LOVE and MISS DHW). My main decision had a lot to do with that she was the cheapest at $20 for a picture. I would have gotten a picture with everyone but since my money tree withered up, I had to resort to penny pinching and thus my decision to snag Drea. She was starting to put her jacket on so I jumped right in, she was kind enough to spare some time. Her handler took 2 pictures like super quick, I thanked her and walked off. I took a look at the pictures of us and I looked horrible. One, my eyes were closed and the other, I had a stupid look on my face. So I walked back over there and asked for a redo, that I’d even erase the other two. She said “I didn’t have to do that” and she would take another one with me. We joked around, and the guy kept taking picture after picture. At one point she even tickled me, it was a fun and awkward photo shoot. I thanked them and then went on my way, making sure to check and see that I had a good picture. Out of the dozen or so I was able to find a nice one.

Drea

Well, this is the longest blog of your life and I apologize but I can’t help myself. I promise, it’s almost over.

It was after 5 or 6 and most of the booths were cleared out, I decided to call it quits. I found Pat sitting at a table and joined him, it was nice to rest. As we were chilling I saw that Adrian was packing it up for the night and last minuet I had to get a picture with him too. I walked over and put on my cutest smile, they were kind enough to let me sneak in a quick one. The man that was with Adrian took the picture for us and of course before I could leave I had to check to see if I looked good in it. Adrian, looks at me and goes “Is it good?” I nodded yes, he smiled, I thanked him and that was that.

Adrian

When that was all said and done, we made our way towards the door when my husband told me there was a #DoctorWho actor over here taking pictures with people. I never watched the show or knew any of the actors in it but I jumped in to get a picture with the guy anyways. I Googled the show but couldn’t find this guy anywhere, I saw someone had tagged him as the tenth doctor and some of the pictures looked like him. Well, I posted the picture but was told that wasn’t the actor but a look a like. OH well, my mistake. I did find that he is on a web series about the show on YouTube, so that kinda counts…right?

Doctor Who

Finally the floor was closing and we decided it was time to leave. We had a nice adventure but Pat was disappointed that the comic books were not as plentiful as he would have liked. I thought Wizard World was a little greedy with everything, especially with the celebrities and all the fees. I also think that Wizard World has strict rules, which was why I was dissed on the selfies. It seemed some wanted to take the picture but that they were scared to death to give in, haha. I’d like to know how that all works, and who gets paid and where all the money goes to. For now, I’ll keep a low profile. Maybe some day, I’ll figure it out.

I would have LOVED to get more celebrity faces and I feel that I tried really hard to make that happen but the cards were against me that day. I also didn’t get any autographs, just money I felt I better  hold onto for food and such and it’s not like I plan on selling the autographs anyways…so no need for them at this time. PLUS. I like a picture anyways, shows proof you were there and is worth a thousand words from what I hear.

ALSO, might I add. Everyone was super friendly, from the staff, to the customers, all the booth people and mostly the celebrities. Can’t be easy sitting there for hours having the same conversation with creepy fans day after day. Mad props and a great big THANK YOU!

 

There were other celebrities floating around too, these were the ones I got pictures of. There are a few others I didn’t recall seeing while I was there or missed completely, exciting –  I KNOW!

 Billy Boyd

 Billy Boyd

      Bruce Campbell

 Bruce Campbell

Corey Feldman

   Corey

William Shatner

  Shatner

Ian Somerhalder

Ian

     Michael Rowe 

eyepatch

Gregg Henry 

  Gregg

Joey Lauren Adams

  Joey Lauren

Sean Gunn

 Sean Gunn

 

A lot of the celebrity folk hung out and around the Cleveland area, including the Casino AND were nice and taking pictures…probably for free I might add. Next time I’ll pay more attention and chill at the Black Jack tables, I might have better luck. It’s very hard though to be on call, especially living on the eastside which is a good 15 to 20 minutes away, not like I can just take a walk down the block. Parking is expensive and traffic can be horrible, not to mention the weather we’ve been having here lately.

I think that is it for now, enjoy the pictures. Some of the staff were super serious and wouldn’t let you take pictures of the stars but I did my best. I have more pictures that maybe I’ll upload later.

Ohhh and I went back before I left and gave Scott another hug, we talked for a minuet and then I let the man be. If I was thinking I could of had Pat take pictures or record it…but I didn’t think of it till after the fact. Also. It appears that Mr.Wilson hugs everyone, young, old, and ugly. I thought we shared a moment…I still think I was his favorite though.

Thank you for your patience, I know this was long.

STALK ON!

 

I’m BACK!

Woah!!

I don’t know what happened (and I’m not sure if I am fully functional yet) but thanks to my buddy Johnny Sarcasm I am at least above water.

Sorry that I have been so out of touch and not up to date but there have been a few adventures I need to get everyone up to speed on.

While the site was down I started a Facebook page and continued from where I left off. At this point it’s a lot easier and more convienient to use that portal, so I am torn with what do. I am getting a lot more views (I think) and interactions with Facebook than this blog but I hate to just give up on it. Please visit the page for the full stories and more pictures, I am thinking I will transfer everything to here soon depending on my decision.

Any feedback is very much welcomed!

For the moment, this is what you have missed:

 

I met Clint Frazier after a Captains baseball game one day, got a picture and had him sign a foul ball we got a few weeks eariler. He was signed by The Indians in 2013 and could make it to the pros sooner than later.

The So You think You Can Dance crew came into town, we waited out in the cold for hours only to not meet anyone. A few were sick and they all had excuses that they were told from upper management they were NOT to come out and mingle with fans. I felt salty and voiced my opnion on Twitter, got a response from the winner and then backlash from all his fans. Eh. I’m over it.

Melissa Etheridge was a big success. I actually went to her show and had a blast, what a performer. Met her out back, she signed our ticketstubs and then went on her way. She declined a picture because she had just taken a shower and wasn’t all dolled up. I dropped the ball and didn’t get any secret video but got plenty of pictures of her during the show.

Tony Bennett was also a success, snagged him AND his daughter as they were entering the building. Got a picture with his daughter but he was only signing things, I got partial video the rest stopped recording… Very upset.

Chris Daughtry was a big fail, got there to late and missed him going into the building. We waited a little bit but he never came back out. We walked to the front and saw him through the glass taking pictures with fans. I recorded it but both my devises failed and I didn’t get anything to report back on.

I got to meet a few of The Cleveland Browns players, they were at a bar for an autograph party. Phil Taylor, Robert Nelson Jr, and Craig Robertson. Got pictures of them, with them and around them, got some things signed and talked to the guys. They were very nice.

Emma Stone was performing in New York City on Broadway, Shari took a trip down there to see the play and to try and meet her. SCORE. She got her playbill signed and got some video of her signing everything. She rolled throught the crowd pretty quick, no selfies though… this time. (winky face)

Got 4 free tickets to see David Alan Grier, great show and of course got in line to meet him afterwards.

Dancing With the Stars season 15 winner Alfonso Ribeiro went on tour with the group and had two performances at the HardRock Rocksino. Shari and I got there just in time as the bus was rolling up, he came out, signed our things and took a picture with us. Very nice!

 

 

http://youtu.be/eivTdiHwrD8 – Alfonzo Robeiro video
http://youtu.be/t-tiniEzOvY See More – Tony Bennett video

 

 

Clint Frazier  Melissa Etheridge  ABnnett  Phil Taylor Browns 1 Browns Emma Stone  David Alan Grier Alfonso    

As you can see my theme is black men… Ha..ha..ha!

 

Anyways. Stay tuned. More things to come.

 

Thank you to all those who follow a long, I appreicate it!

 

STALK ON!

 

 

 

I finally met Carlos Baerga!!

On August 25th, 2013 I FINALLY met CARLOS BAERGA, former player of the Cleveland Indians… annnnnd I almost cried.

Since I was a weeee little girl Carlos has always been my favorite and on many occasions I tried to meet him but it never happened. I remember one day in particular, after the game I went down to the gates where all the players parked. I waited for him to come out, he did…in his shiny shoes and got into a fancy vehicle and drove out of my life.

Recently I heard that Key Bank was doing some kind of promotion where you sign up for a checking account and you get to meet Carlos and Omar Vizquel. Well.. there was a deadline (which I missed) and as of now I am working on still getting all up in that BUT lets take a step back.

Pat had his company picnic at Progressive Field like they do every year, free food and fountain drinks. We got inside but had to wait to be let into the picnic area, as we waited I asked a supervisor standing near by an important question.

“How the hell do I get to meet Carlos and Omar on September 21st?” Ok, I didn’t say it like that but you get the idea. He informed me that if I went to guest services he was sure they could help me out, I was stoked. Shortly after that I said something similar to the ticket taker who informed me that Carlos was present at THIS game… I about shit. She gave me all the pertinent information and that’s when my mission began.

The shakes had taken over my body as I piled food onto my plate and quickly devoured it, I only had a small window of opportunity and I wasn’t going to waste it.

Ricky, my stepson was the only one willing to go on this journey with me and I informed him he made it to silver stepson status, he seemed happy and also embarrassed at the same time.

The walk literally took 10 minutes as we went from one end allllllll the way to the other end. I believe he was in the terrace section, floor 4. We arrived to the top and a young gentleman helped us out by giving us tickets to get into the lower level area, he was very kind.

We rode the elevator back down and entered the room where I walked right up to the desk and asked about Carlos.

“Is this where Carlos will be?”

“Yes but he wont be here until 1:30-2:00” She said in a nasty tone which made me want to kill her.

“Ok, that’s fine. So I can wait right here then?”

“You can’t wait RIGHT here, you will be in the way of people coming in.”

“I wasn’t going to literally stand here…..”

“He will be at that table over there.”

‘Then I will wait over there..”

 

…Are you bored yet, this story is really taking a long time to tell…or maybe it’s me taking a long time to write it.

Anyways, there was a small table set up for him to sign autographs and take pictures. During this time I was a nervous wreck and couldn’t stop pacing around, I’m sure I made everyone else around me nervous too.

Marquis Grissom came in, he was also a former Indians player and I think ended up throwing out the first pitch that game. I stood there, didn’t want to overstep my boundaries when he asked how we were doing and if we wanted an autograph. Well, sure we do. I happened to tape a small bit of that interaction before he signed a glossy picture of himself and then took a picture with us.  Check out my nipples below.

Grissom

Very nice guy!!

 

Now we wait for CARLOS!

I turned to Ricky and politely said to him.. “I don’t want to come off as a dick but I just want it to be Carlos and I in the picture” This is why I would make a horrible mother but he didn’t care one way or another.

By this time I was getting more anxious and sweaty as the clock was ticking down and at one point our friend from upstairs came to check on us. Super nice kid, said that it’s free to sit upstairs at the bar..  I think he was lonely and wanted some company.

FINALLY Carlos came in, cocky as shit..it was awesome.

The good thing is that there was not a lot of people, so it was pretty chill and laid back. I got in line, he turned to me and I started stuttering like a little girl. I almost cried, I couldn’t talk.. it was very unattractive. I got my picture, stole a hug and walked my sex legs out the door but not before I managed to tell him how I was a huge fan since I was tiny..not sure if it came out like that, don’t actually remember what I said to be honest.

Baerga

Look how cool he is..with his thumbs up and I’m all like derr.

 

Below is a video, three separate clips put together by Windows Live Movie Maker.. which I am still not sure how to use. Listen closely as I breath like a fat woman walking up the stairs, my slurs are pretty sweet too so try not to miss that, oh and take notice of the lame things I say.

 

 

Things I regret on this adventure. 1) I kept the sun glasses on, I look like a gay fly. I even went to the bathroom and did a with/without look, I felt my face was better to hide behind the frames but now I look back and I wish I had taken them off. I was INSIDE, what was I thinking? 2) I should of had him sign it “To Lauren” there was time, I am sure he would have done it.  3) I didn’t ask him to give a shout out to the blog, which never crossed my mind until my mom asked if I did.

It’s to late, I can’t dwell on the past BUT what I can do is get myself another chance to meet him again and this time do it right.

 

Thank you again!!

Please share this blog with friends and family!! OR ELSE. .. Just kidding.

Stalk ya later!

Stipe Miocic

Thanks to the Happy Moose Bar and Grill in Mentor on Thursday evening I got to meet Stipe Miocic, a MMA fighter from Independence, Ohio.

I saw the Facebook feed about the meet and greet and right away contacted Shari but this time around she was out car shopping and couldn’t make it, Pat filled in nicely.

Of course I don’t watch UFC or MMA and had no idea who this Miocic guy was but I Googled his name, he was legit and therefor was my next victim.

Pat and I went up there around 5 to get some eat’s, knowing the meet and greet was from 6-8.

It was getting closer to 6 and he walked his tall ass past us and into the back where the outside patio was. I started to get nervous because we were still inside and had just got our dinner, I didn’t want to miss out on something or be stuck at the back of the line. See, I get like this.. all flustered and anxiety sets in right away but Pat told me to calm down.. I was being to dramatic.  I ate faster than usual, my eyes constantly looking ahead of me at the door to the back. I finally got up and asked the hostess if I needed to be back there, I didn’t want to miss the fun but I also didn’t want to be early and bugging him while he ate. The hostess didn’t know but she was going to find out for me, by now it might have hit 6.  I waited..and waited but no one came back to give me the green light.

Pat had noticed a guy with some autographed pictures and told me to just go back there, so I did. However I was still nervous because he was sitting at a table facing out with some peeps and I didn’t want to be..THAT guy. Once again I asked someone, this time one of the bartenders. She was not 100% sure but thought it was just casual, no lines or body guards, just walk up to him and go from there. Good thing though because I had a surprise birthday party I had to be at by 7:30, things were going smoothly.

Still not fully comfortable I ran back in to get Pat, who came back out with me to take the picture.

I walked up to the table like a creeper with my boy haircut as everyone around starred at me. I got to the table and smiled, Stipe grabbed a picture and a marker and looked at me.

Finally I spoke up “Lauren” (He wanted to know what name to sign) he asked the correct spelling of my name and how I was doing, he commented on the weather and was super nice.

I asked for a picture and he agreed, made some funny comment about him taking the picture for me..we shared a moment. He was tall and sweaty but I was cool with it. He thanked me, I thanked him and then we went our separate ways.

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