Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Jordan Proposes to Kasey and a Crazy Coffee House Man

During an engagement shoot last week with Kasey and Jordan, we stopped at one of my favorite coffee shops downtown and warmed up for a bit. While Jordan was changing into his second outfit, Kasey sipped on her latte and told me about their engagement story. "Have you seen it on YouTube?" she asked me. I was giddy with excitement and immediately pulled out my phone so I could watch it. I big puffy heart LOVE a good engagement and I love it even more when I get to see it on video! Kasey and Jordan were both very active in theatre during college and Kasey was recently in a performance of "Bye, Bye, Birdie." During their dress rehearsal... well, I'll let you see for yourself...

(click here to access the video on YouTube)

While Kasey and I were watching the video, I heard a man who was sitting a bit away from us start talking. I assumed he was talking on his cell phone since he was alone, but after the video was over, he got up and walked straight towards me.

"I saw you," he said. "I saw you aiming your cell phone waves at me. Turn it off. It's getting white stuff all over my tea."

He pointed the lid to his hot tea, but there was nothing there. I told him I didn't understand, and was waiting for him to crack a smile. I figured he was just being silly and wanted to have a little joke with two girls in a coffee shop.

That was not the case.

"You were aiming it at me. Turn. It. Off."

His eyes were starting to look a little crazy... kinda like John Locke in recent episodes of LOST.

"I wasn't aiming anything at you," I said as I slipped my phone in my pocket. It was getting a little tense and I suddenly wished we weren't the only patrons in the coffee shop at that moment.

"TURN. IT. OFF," he said again. His brow started to furrow and I wondered who this guy was. He was clean shaven and dressed in a nice, clean wool overcoat. His eyes looked they could be kind, but he wasn't being too kind at that moment. I wasn't about to cause a scene in the middle of what was a really enjoyable engagement shoot, so to appease him, I took the phone out of my pocket, switched it to vibrate, and dropped it back into my coat.

"It won't bother you anymore," I said to him with more confidence that I really had. I didn't let my gaze waiver and he knew I wasn't afraid of him. I could tell. These last four weeks of working out with my trainer have obviously made me a force to be reckoned with. Don't hate. You know it's true.

He turned to walk away, but not before he looked over his shoulder and called me some words I'd rather not repeat on my blog. I raised my eye brows as if to say "oh no you di-ent" and the barista who had been observing our altercation sprang immediately into action. He asked me what happened, and I repeated the conversation verbatim. Without hesitation, the barista walked over to the man and said, "We're going to have to ask you to leave. You can't talk to our customers like that. It's not appropriate."

Our hero.

We laughed a little about the audacity of what had just happened after he had exited the building. At that moment, Jordan came into the seating area and said, "hey, what just happened in here??"

Kasey and I laughed with the barista as we retold the story to Jordan.

What a night. A story we won't soon be forgetting, that's for sure.

I'm still finishing up editing their photos, but here's just one appetizer photo of Kasey and Jordan from the coffee house. Aren't they just the best?!? More to come soon :).


landlocked bride said...

Oh no you di-ent! Bahah - Loves it!!

Jharder said...

That was an awesome proposal. Loved it!!! And btw that coffee shop capture is H.O.T.!

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