RF and I set out yesterday afternoon for a roadtrip to Waco for the Baylor, Kansas basketball game. On the way down we joked about actually finding Mike E while we were in town, but neither of us actually thought it would happen. We know his real name and RF has been trying to be his friend on Facebook for about the last 6 months (he has yet to accept it). RF sent him a Facebook message though, telling him that we were coming to Waco and he needed to come out and meet us. He told he us he had class then had to go to work at 5. RF sort of joked about just showing up to wherever he worked, but we had no idea where this actually was. I decided to start looking around through google and Facebook to see if I could find where he worked. One of the things I found told me that he used to work at a specific movie theater around Waco. It also told me that "Pepsi is one of his favorite foods" amongst other things.
RF said he knew where it was, and again, we joked about just showing up to see him. I then went back to Facebook. Since his profile is only half private, I was able to see all of the Groups of which he is a member. One of them was a different movie theater just down the road from the other one we found.
So after the Baylor game RF and I weren't quite sure what we wanted to do..whether it be drinking at George's, driving back to Dallas, etc.. We decided to go on the hunt for Mike E.
We arrived at the first movie theater and didn't see him anywhere. After waiting for a minute or two, RF went up to one of the employees and asked if Mike E worked there. The guy was really nice and explained how he used to work there a few years ago but the last he heard, he was now working at another theater (the one that I found on Facebook).
We got back in the car and drove another mile down the road to that theater. As we walk in RF begins freaking out, talking about how he's nervous and doesn't know what he's gonna do if and when we actually find him. We open the doors and see only one female employee who is behind the counter at the snack bar. Then from around the back Mike E appears and looks right at us.. He disappears into the back door of the snack bar and RF immediately does a 180 and starts saying "oh my god, is that him, oh my god is that him?" I can't help but just laugh and confirm that it is, indeed, Mike E. I walk up to the door where he was and introduce myself. He tells me that he knows who I am and then proceeded to ask how we found him. We stayed for about 15 minutes and after snapping 3 pictures together, (below) confirming that he will be coming to the tailgate and finding out what movies are currently playing we say our goodbyes, and begin our drive back to Dallas. I decide to send him a Facebook friend request on the way home, which he accepted after about 20 minutes. RF's friend request is still pending
And that kids, is our adventure to Waco