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.