Saturday, January 21, 2006

My Third Husband

I kinda played hooky from work yesterday and went into NYC to the Motorcycle Show at the Javitz Center. It was pretty cool - since it was a weekday it wasn't as crowded as it would have been on a weekend, and it wasn't as big and overwhelming as the Auto Show.

But most importantly, I met Billy Lane again (Billy will be my third husband, as Jon Bon Jovi will be my second).

Yep, he is touching me.

Hub and I went up to his booth before he got there and talked to one of his employees for the longest time. She was so cool, and she reiterated what I already knew - that Billy is a sweetheart. He was due to get to the booth at 2pm to sign autographs but by 2:15 he still wasn't there. I figure he was at some bar, which was fine with me because I wasn't even on line yet. When he finally got there I saw him from afar, and he had his dreads pulled back in a knit cap and looked a little gangsta. Cool. Hub thought he didn't look as good with his hair back, but I disagreed.

We got on line at some point, and while we were online some jerkoff was in the booth, yelling and being completely obnoxious. The employee we had been talking to earlier came over by us and was like, can you believe this guy, he is the biggest ass. I am looking at the guy and thinking, I know this dude. Finally it hit me - he was the lead singer from Smashmouth. He was a complete ass, and finally one of the other employees escorted him away from the booth.

That Jerk From That Sucky Band Smashmouth, and Billy.

We get up to Billy and I started getting nervous. Not because I was seeing my future husband, but because I was afraid my previous impression of him as a kickass guy was going to be shattered if he wasn't as cool as the last time I met him. Well, no need to worry. He was SO awesome. He is so down to earth and just a regular guy. Hub told him that - that he is impressed with what a nice person he is - and Billy thanked him and said that he always promised himself and his folks that he would never change. We talked to him for a bit (Billy actually spends time with each and every person who comes up for an autograph, as opposed to those OCC jerks who treat it like an assembly line and don't even LOOK at the fans, much less speak to them). He is totally the kind of guy who you want to hang out with at a bar, do some shots and drink some beer, and just hang. Hub wants to invite him to one of our parties, which of course I am totally cool with ;)

We also met Matt Hotch, another chopper builder, and he was equally cool. He is much shyer, not as outgoing as Billy, but really cool. We had a normal conversation with him and he was completely down to earth.

Matt Hotch, Cool Guy

Honestly, I am getting more and more respect for these bike builders - their work is awesome and they are completely cool.

30 comments:

deputyswife said...

It is nice to see when people gain some fame, they remain humble. Makes me love 'em even more. Ya know, I am a big Smashmouth fan. It pisses me off when someone I really like acts like an ass because of their status. Smashmouth just dropped a few notches for me.

btw, thanks for the pictures! That Billy is a hotty!

Ben said...

That is too cool TJG, definitely loox like a good time. I *love* bike building gigs these days, big OCC fan.

Cheers!

-xtessa- said...

wow... you already have your third husband lined up! i'm only up to my 2nd... you're talking to the future Mrs. Hugh Jackman.;)

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I'm happy for you. It is very rare to find women who marry again for the 3rd time. Usually for fear of having bad experience again. But with you I admire you for your fighting spirit. Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.

LisaBinDaCity said...

It's always fun to meet people you admire and have them be cool. It's definitely a treat!

Glad you and your third husband have made contact ;-)

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good to see that you plan ahead, True!

PresentStorm said...

That is so awesome that He took tim eout to talk .So many people signing autographs Do treat people like an assembly line.They let the fame go to their heads.It is refreshing to hear their still are some humble ones...Great post!!!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

you two looks awesome together, nice to know if things don't work out with jon, you've got someone else lined up;)

Patsy Darling said...

Oh boy, Billy Lane at one of your parties that might get real ugly.

Loz said...

i know this is horribly belated, but i missed the Ferris post and I wanted to mention Jeanie's "scorching case of herpes"!!!

Sleeping Mommy said...

Hey can I tell you a secret? If I let myself I could totally get into watching these bike builder shows. Just don't tell my husband okay? I wouldn't want him to think he'd converted me or anything. ;)

By the way it doesn't surprise me that the OCC guys are jerks.

jlybn123 said...

That is awesome that you had the chance to spend some quality time with your soon to be hub! LOL

Are we all invited to the wedding? And what will you do with current hubby?

Arethusa said...

Smashmouth is still around? Glad that you and Hubby had such a cool time there.

Master Foley said...

you lucky bitch
I guess me and the pops are gonna have to go to the Javitz center sometime


Master Foley
http://masterfoley.com

Bumbling Bav said...

I am bumbed about what you said regarding the OCC! You are my trusted guide... and now my love for the boys is now crushed! sob!

My Dad is doing up an old harley... this bike has been in a movie... don't ask the name, I have no idea. And it takes a lot of time and effort just to redo a bike, let alone build one from nothing!

Cool post!

Natsthename said...

So, the third time and he doesn't think you're stalking him? ;)

How great that Billy spends time talking to each fan. That is a rarity! Lucky gal!

I must say, I thought of you when I watched (yet again) an episode of "I Love The 80's Strikes Back" and it included a few Bon Jovi flashbacks. I wondered if TJG might also be watching!

Molly said...

Glad to hear that meeting him a second time didn't ruin the impression, he sounds like he is really awesome. Even better you got to skip work to meet him!

Anonymous Midwest Girl said...

What an awesome story!!! He's pretty damn hot, too, in that oh-so-bad-boy way. Yum.

InterstellarLass said...

Ah, yes. Bad boys. They look so good.

Mike said...

Great Pictures!

Twist of Kate said...

It's always great when you can meet up with future husbands like that. And even better when they still hold that spark, even after the second time. :) Good pics thanks for sharing!

Camy Leon said...

All I can say is AAAAAHHHHH!!! He's so cute!!!!!!

Holly said...

I had never heard of Billy Lane before, but he is *hot*. I love bad boys. Even better when they have the bad boy look, but the nice guy attitude.

J&J'sMom said...

Ahhh billy boy...what an incredibly *hot* talent ;0) Someday I'll have enough money to purchase one of those fabulous choppers!! Very cool...

madman said...

I like a girl who knows what she wants!! Good luck with the marriages.

Night Flier said...

WOO HOO! Billy is hot! Great pics! :)

Kathleen said...

I have to say that he looks hotter in this picture than the ones you posted previously. I now see what has you contemplating him as your 3rd husband. ;-)

trine said...

how happy do YOU look, True! :-)

you can never have enough 2nd 3rd and 4th husbands, as long as well, they stay that way... ;-)

Birdie said...

Oh he's hot alright! Cute pictures. (and when ya dump Jon Bon Jovi, pass him my way, will ya?)

mcgibfried said...

i'm just waiting for them to make custom tricycles for my one year old..

so he can be badass like daddy!