After this week I’m really starting to wonder…
The men who came to see the unborn Savior brought gifts, traveled for miles and truly wanted to show their appreciation to this tiny King. Where are these guys? Do any of these people really exist in today’s world?
I went to buy a Christmas card, small gift and a few apples for myself on tour this week. The checkout woman just said, “declined.” Ugh. I didn’t have the time to deal with Capitol One once more blocking my credit card. It happens ALL the time and I am locked out from using my own card!
When I called it wasn’t the usual dance, I was transferred right to the fraud department. Apparently I was in Orlando all day charging 10,000 worth of hotels, rental cards, Disney World and treats from stores everywhere…
I don’t need to even get into how pissed I was or still am. That card is linked to EVERYTHING on automatic payments, I use the line of credit to tour with, that includes hotels, the holds these nicer resorts put on rooms. Some are $500 a room and have financial holds that don’t get released for up to a week. People don’t realize being in “band” comes with a lot of responsibilities and sacrifices not normally expected. It’s so worth it, but now I’m freaking out thinking I don’t even have fuel to GET to our show in WV.
What the hell am I going to eat? How will I pay for rooms? How will I get home for Christmas? How will I send the gifts I had ready to send? How will I even buy anything for my friends I had planned on getting back from tour? This sucks.
Card canceled. Nothing available. It won’t even get looked at till after the holiday. I’m screwed. And pissed.
I’m not accustomed to people really being kind to me. I’m not complaining. I’m just saying when they are nice it kind of weirds me out! Lol. Without a beat I had several band mates offering up fuel money, lunch… I’m used to silence. I’m used to… “You figure it out Goldy.”
One of my guys saw me eyeing a sub along the way. He said he “had it.” I didn’t think anyone would even remember I’m suddenly wiped out, but they did. This band didn’t miss a beat… wow.
Even some of the amazing crowd at Mountaineer Resort and Casino overheard my rant. I wasn’t advertising, but the mere fact I left without a phone, hot spot, iPad or ANY way of communicating with people this week put a pretty big damper on the night. Get on stage you monkey! Dance! Sing! Smile! Lol
There were two women greeted me at a table. They were incredible spirits. “We came just to see you,” they proclaimed. These women drove an hour and a half. We love your show, the band, and the energy… “G damn right the other woman chimed in.” Lol. Women. Women celebrating another woman. How unexpected and wonderful… They were indeed… “Wise.”
Many people I’d never expect bought merch and hand made jewelry from www.TheFactoryByGoldyLocks.com. Enough Goldy Goods o get us home. They didn’t even realize how their Christmas gifts were doing “double” good.
Someone even on a break brought me apples. I got them after all. Maybe not at the time I went to purchase… but I got them.
The two magnificent ladies at the end of the show gently “palmed” me a bill. “Go buy your dad a gift for the Holidays Goldy.” “I can’t take that,” I said. You don’t need to do that. “I want to” she said. “I’d just keep drinking and spend it on the slots. Take it.”
The person at the deli just got my food ready after the show and waved her hand. “What?” Just take it she said. WTH? She didn’t know my story…
It happened again today… I don’t know what the hell is going on, but I guess my question of “where are these wise men” these days was answered. Just a lot of the men are some pretty cool chicks too!
As much as I hope the bastards who stole my money drown or get run over by a ride… I can’t help but think the big guy upstairs has a different reason this all happened. Isn’t there always a reason? We may not know it in this lifetime, but I am a FIRM believer EVERYTHING happens for a reason. Everything. So just shut up and take it like it comes.
It is very surreal here in the mountains. I have no phone with me, tablet, or way of reaching anyone. Olden Christmas music plays through the resort sound speakers and it echoes in large long corridors. I feel like I’m at the hotel shot in the movie “The Shining”. I keep waiting to run into my freshly deceased mother’s ghost. I’m almost looking for it.
Songs play today that she loved. She would sit in a little wooded chair on the alter till the day she died, singing in the choir the best she could. No one ever minded her head was nodded and she was sleeping most of the time. She was there. She was present. And that’s what really matters.
Be “present” this Holiday Season. Take it from me; you don’t even need what you “think” you need to get by. I don’t have a pot to p!ss in right now. Or a phone to call and complain about it! Lol. I am rather, running into band mates the old fashioned way… you know, just bumping into them at a coffee shop?
I realize I’m pretty much on a vacation, where I don’t need to be on a phone or computer anyway. I have a band now that I call my friends, and look forward to just talking about anything with. Gifts and packages will have to wait. And as far as me? I already have everything I need. Complete with a ton of “Wise Men and Women” who usually travel miles and hours to see me. I’m no king, queen, savior of the world, but I’m truly one of the most blessed bizatchs and people in the world. I have pretty amazing people coming to see us every week.
To the person enjoying your Florida Holiday on my dime, Kiss my @$$. I’ll find you. I always do. J Don’t trip and fall at Disney World… that would not be “wise”.
Get a job crumb cake. And leave the rest of us hard working peeps alone. J
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all. This was a different post, but then again, I have a ghost to catch in one of these hallways… gotta go. J
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