At the Newark airport of all places! Most of you probably don’t know what Bigyin means. Maybe some UKers & Aussies might. Soon you all will know. :-)
It took us over 20 hours to get home! We didn’t arrive till 3 a.m. Monday morning! It shouldn’t have taken that long but it did! We were up for 27 hrs. We already had a long 6 hour lay over in Newark NJ. That would’ve been nice if that’s all it really would’ve been! It ended up being like 9 hours!
I kept getting the feeling that we were going to run into someone we know. Dunno why but I did. Martin sends a text to his business partner KC. Then he gets a text from her saying she’s in the Newark airport too! How odd was that!?? Oh, it’s about to get odder!
Martin goes out to meet KC and her friend while I stay with our carry ons. We finally found a spot with plugs so I cold charge the computer and my phone. I can’t even begin to tell you the kind of hunt that was! Ok, maybe I can. ;-)
*Warning! Drama Queen moment* Martin and I were like a lion hunting gazelle! We quietly stalked all the waiting gate areas in search of some food for our electronics! Up and down we walked patiently searching. All the “watering holes” i.e. outlets, were being used! Dammit! My phone needs some food in order for me to use it! I’ve got 6 hours to kill! I need to call friends dammit! Finally our constant stalking paid off! I went in for the kill and pounced on a seat near an outlet as soon as a guy got up! I marked our territory with our carry ons to make sure everyone steered clear of me while Martin was gone meeting KC.
I settle in and my mind drifts. Not good people! As we know I can’t be left alone for too long. I start to wonder, now that all is said and done with Andrew as far as loose ends with his ascension, what will I do with my life? Me and Muck had plans, now what am suppose to do? How was I going to do comedy? I don’t have the energy to go after gigs anymore. I just can’t beg people anymore to let me perform. Then I figure it’s not up to me anymore. I will just wait and see what comes to me. I have surrendered if you will. I’ve done all I can, I am easy enough to find on the internet between myspace, youtube, my website, my blog, internet contests I’ve entered and put my videos up at ect. I’m done trying. SO I wait. Kinda like what I had to do in Newark.
I notice there’s a flight to Glasglow close by so it’s starting to get a little bit crowded. A Scottish guy sits on the floor next to me. He nice enough, I’ll let him stay. I notice a gentleman that is getting some attention. I had noticed him before and pointed him out to Martin and he told me that it wasn’t who I thought it was because he would be flying privately and not from the same hell hole we were flying from.
I look over and see more people talking to this gentleman and taking pictures. HA! I was right! It IS indeed BILLY CONNOLLY!!! The famous Scottish comedian! Martin’s all time favorite comedian! I love him too but Martin has loved him for many many years. I couldn’t believe it! Well, I wasn’t going to miss this once in a life time chance! I text Martin to tell him to get over here and meet one of his idols. He can’t!! He’s in the middle of planning something with KC! WHAT??? R U kidding me??
Well, I wasn’t going to pass this up! Now I know why the Scottish guy sat next to me! I ask this complete stranger to watch my stuff while I go over to meet this comic genius! I didn’t care if the Scottish guy put a bomb in my carry on! He’s Scottish not Irish or Middle Eastern! I felt safe enough. I was going to meet Billy Connolly dammit!
I go over and stand there while someone is talking to him and trying to get a picture of her 3 yr. old son, Spike, with Billy. Billy was quite interested in how one decides to name their child “Spike.” I took a pic of Billy. But it just wasn’t enough! I had to have MORE! I had to have a pic WITH him! What a coo that would be! My patience paid off!! All the patience stalking for outlets has paid off! I go over and talk to him. I’m a babbling idiot! I tell him how much my husband loves him. I tell him I do comedy too and explained I was a metaphysical comedian, my husband sees dead people and I make fun of them! He laughed! I made Billy laugh! He said very good! He was so awesome! He let me take a pic with him. My mind went blank and I couldn’t figure which button to push to take the pic of us with my cell phone! WHAT A DORK!
A kind gentleman offered to do it for me. Me and Billy stood with our arms around each other for the pic and I went to give him a hug and say thank you and he gave me a kiss on the lips! No tongue tho! LOL He was so kind and generous! What a true gentleman! I was shaking the whole time!
I walked away and gave the Scottish guy 2 thumbs up that I got what I wanted as I walked over to my seat. The Scottish guy said that Billy is a gentleman and very down to Earth. I concurred! I no sooner get to my seat that we hear “Mr. William Connolly please come to the desk.” They let him get on the plane first. I went over just in time!
It’s all so weird because we were just talking about Billy & getting his latest dvd when we get home. We also just saw him on “The 100 Top Comedians” on a tv show in Ireland. He was #1!!! I just met the #1 comedian of all time!!!!
Hmmmm what do you think it all means???? *she sez sarcastically* teeheee Is Andrew great at giving signs or what????? So I have to say, I’m a little excited to see what Andrew has in store for us! I mean c’mon! What are the odds of me meeting the #1 comedian of all time??? At Newark NJ, my home State!!! There just might be magick in the air!!
IT’S ALL GOOD! It really is!
BTW, Bigyin is a word Billy says in his act.
OMG!!! Color me GREEN for JEALOUS!!!! I knew Martin and I had stuff in common – LMAO – I LOVE BC!!!
It all makes perfect sense to me. I say there’s NO WAY that your Glan Croi is going to let you stay home and not do comedy! I mean, come on!!! It is (one of) your (many) gift(s) to make people laugh! And while I can certainly understand that you don’t want to do it or don’t think you can do it right now, I believe Andrew will make it possible for you to continue in the future.
What I find totally interesting is that even though BC is Martin’s favorite comic, “someone” *looks up and whistles softly* made it possible for him to be otherwise occupied so there would be no doubt in your mind that this message is for you. Freakin’ neon sign, if you ask me. hahaha
When you get a chance, I’d LOVE to see the pic!!!
I will e-mail it to you now! Yea, kinda hard to miss this sign! I promised Andrew that I would NEVER turn down any opportunity that came my way. I’m just not chasing them down anymore is all. I always rise to the occasion. I didn’t think I would make it if anything happened to Andrew and yet here I am.
We’re thinking about having a BC night and watch his new dvd, ya in?
How cool, Connie! I wanna see the pic too! Billy is very funny and I also loved him in Mrs Brown with Judi Dench. I think he seems a really cool guy so glad you thought so too! :)
Glad to catch up on your blogs and see you are home now!
TOTALLY IN! Let me know when!!!! :) :)
*whispers to Leah…did ya get my email?*
Connie, as I was beginnng to read about BC, the thought that ocurred to me were that Andrew made this happen in response of your doubts if you could ever do comedy again.
I’m surprised that you were surprised that you made BC laugh. Why wouldn’t he? In case you didn’t know ;-), you really really have a talent with words…you cannot help but make people laugh! Even if he is #1 comedian, he can see when someone else is very funny too. You Connie are such that you can make people laugh even through tears.
I have to agree with Swati on this one – why are you surprised? We’re not!!! LOL
*whispers to Swati… yeah – didn’t have a chance to reply this morning – will email back tonight*
*whispers back to Leah – thats ok, I just wanted to know if you received the email, because you were having server trouble*
TOO COOL CONNIE GIRL…WAY TOO COOL! ;-)
OMG, I absolutely LOVE and ADORE Billy. I have fond memories of listening to one of his live vinyl albums with my family. All of us sitting around pissing ourselves laughing. Andrew certainly didn’t miss an opportunity did he?
Have you ever read his biography? He is a survivor too.
Hey wheres my pic I know I saw it on your phone but I want a better look
Don’t cha just love it when a plan comes together?
That is just awesome Connie! And I’ve come to the same conclusion about not chasing things! That message had perfect timing!
I was reading this and the song “I’m On My Way” by John Mellancamp was playing in my head… “I’m on my way, but I’m not running anymore.”
Connie, you being funny as hell is what got my skeptical behind to go to your show, which in turn changed who I am. The night I met you we were at a small dinner with some other 30 Plus Moms and you had us all captivated and laughing hysterically. You and comedy belong together!
What an awesome thing to happen to you…thank you to Andrew!
Thank you Karen, your words words touch me deeply! It reminds that what I do is important!
Actually I appreciate everyones’ words and loving kicks in the butt! :-D