WATCH: Ricki says Hi @ the DeSmet Home Opener
Friday after the show, I ran over to DeSmet Highschool to meet with Anne the Communication Lady, grab swag and get a lay of the land for that evening’s game.
It is an ALL boys school – and I love it. The vibe there is totally different then any school I’ve ever been in. The focus is on learning and it honestly feels different. All of the guys I met were super gentlemen with manners and respect. If I ever reproduce a male – he is going to school there.
Anne took me around and introduced me to a couple different people – we even walked out on the field to say Hi to coach Steeples .
We shopped in their school store and I didn’t realize I had a “baby sized” head. The ball caps they had were fitted and the small was even too big for me.
Anne took me down to the field and introduced me to the Something and Spirit guys – Collin was their leader. He is super funny (as are a lot of the guys) and he is smart too. Anne and I chatted and she mentioned that these guys sometimes come up with smart cheers.
I learned this the hard way when I started chanting with them. 2 boys rushed over to me and said “no, no don’t do that one”. I guess it was the last name of a shamed teacher who had been fired…Another one was “break the fence” – I guess sometime recently Desmet played Parkway north at parkway and the crowd was soo rowdy they literally broke the fence that separated the bleachers from the track and field….
They let me lead a couple chants – I botched this one with a drum…I have never beat on a BIG drum like that before and I got a little carried away…
They let me up in the box during halftime to say Hi, lead a cheer and throw swag…BUT their mic isn’t strong enough for me to be down on the field (their sound system SUCKED bad – the music kept skipping and you couldn’t hear me at all. Partly because I had no voice due to my cold
ALSO – Desmets theme was Dad Night and it was hysterical. They dressed up like their dads!!!! One was a chef, all of them were funny.
I was starving after the game so I ran thru Burger King. I got a Whopperito. Whoa – what an experience. I was soo excited I even texted Bryce the phone screener because he is the neighborhood foodie.
I ran to meet my friend at 44 & 270 early to get her dog. She was headed out of town last minute and asked if I would watch her dog.
It seemed that everyone had plans this weekend BUT me.
So I had 3 dogs!!!
It was more work than I initially figured but it was fun.
I wanted to take all of them on an adventure but got nervous and decided to take them to a controlled environment first.
My ex was out of town this weekend too – fishing and drinking with guys. I asked if it was an ALL boys thing – and Yes – no one is bringing their women. That is BS!
But whatever I had dogs to play with.
I was instructed to run up and “get a truckload” of mulch from the landscape place. So I did – I thought I looked the part – ball cap, big truck, a dog in the passenger seat. I pulled up, walked in and felt a weird vibe. “are you open?” 2 sweaty guys looked at each other and said “yea, sure, for you”.
“Ok, I need mulch if that’s ok” They looked at each other.
One asked “what kind” – Me……”uhhh – regular kind?” They looked at each other. “Uh, it’s kinda red and smells good..” They looked at each other.
“comere and show me” and they walk me over to the sample wall. I point at the one that I want and he goes “how much”.
I know I had already said it – but I said it again. “A truck load” They looked at each other. “Enough to fill the truck bed” They looked at each other. One kinda groaned walked over to the window. “I can prolly get 4 scoops in there”
I paid, got loaded and left. Geez – sorry I wanted to visit your business.
I did laundry, spread mulch (BTW my body is soooo sore), arranged the spare bedroom for guests, made “dog safe Pinterest” weed killer and thought about what Leo said.
I had a lot of pent up aggression so I liked the physicality of the mulch project. I ended up going to Rural King on Sunday for 30 more bags.
Sunday night my friend came back in town and we drank a bottle of wine on the deck. I love her. I listened to the story of the new guy she is seeing. Single dad, divorced because of a cheating wife, and he lives out of state. His kid doesn’t want to meet her yet so they are really trying to navigate the relationship carefully.
Of course since I am a light weight – I was hammered off 2 classes of pinot nior.
Woke up hungover with a red wine headache – I wish my body would let me sleep for more than 5 hours.
I was sooo sore I took 2 salt baths and ate a cheeseburger.
LUV – R
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