‘On The Road With psugator02′ – Ricky Williams – December 1, 2010
Wednesday, December 1
I started reading twitter recently and saw that Ricky Williams conducts weekly meditation sessions near me. His last meditation-related tweet was in October so I knew I might get hit with a big goose egg. But I had nothing else going on and it was an easy drive so I figured I’d give it a shot. I wasn’t quite sure where to wait for him. Numbered spaces were to the north and a public parking garage to the west. I decided to stand halfway between both.
It wasn’t long before the negativity crept in. The room on the tweet was wrong, and I wasn’t even sure if the sessions were still being conducted. Just as I was about to give up Ricky exits the parking garage in front of me and walks toward the building where he would be conducting the session. Maybe Ricky always walks briskly while at the same time looking for graphers or maybe he was acting that way because he saw me standing on the corner with my 11 and a camera, I’m not sure. I followed him into the building but he was walking so fast that I thought he had eluded me. I looked to the left where the elevators were located and there he was.
Me: Hey, Ricky. Are you still leading meditation sessions?
Me: Is it free to meditate with you or does it cost money?
Ricky: It’s free
Me: Well before you get started would you mind signing an autograph?
Ricky: I don’t sign autographs
I’ve gotten Ricky before, each time in a very pubic setting. A radio show. A free signing at an AT&T store. Never before have I attempted to graph him in a 1-on-1 situation when he wasn’t at an event as a Miami Dolphin. Why wouldn’t he sign? I have two guesses. Either he doesn’t like being recognized as “Ricky” when he’s “Mr. Meditator” or he thinks I stalked him. I do know this: if you’re a celebrity and you don’t want people literally following you around, then maybe you shouldn’t be so open in your tweets. He’s doing another event next week, and this time he’ll be representing the Miami Dolphins, so I shouldn’t have trouble getting the one item I have left done.
Ricky Williams: 0/1