Instant Money

Instant Celebrity

If you could be a famous person for a day, who would you be? Why?

That woman engaged to George Clooney? Anyone with a great body AND personality who is about 20 or 30 years younger than me?

I need to think a bit harder, I guess.

Me and famous people don’t get along very well, so I don’t know too many even from as great a distance from them as my livingroom to the television or internet. I don’t care about famous people, what they do, how they live, who they love, or why they’re even famous.

I like their money, though.

For my high school senior ‘trip’ (everyone goes to Florida for this spring break event) I flew out west to visit my father’s relatives. Arizona and California respectively. My flight landed in Las Vegas, though. I connected on a piper to Lake Havasu.

Anyway, on the way back from this week-long fun-fest, we ended up back in Las Vegas for the flight back to Detroit. Walking up one lane of the strip, as we passed Caesar’s Palace, Frank Sinatra exited, walked directly past me, and slid inside the back of a limousine at the curb. No bodyguards, security, cops, roped off anything. Just Frank, a cigarette, and his glowing, blue eyes.

A few minutes later, a limousine pulls up in front of another casino, the back door is opened by the chauffeur, and out steps Cher. Big-hair day’s Cher. Black leather & lace Cher. Great smile Cher. It was a half-second daze for me before the flashbulbs blinded me and she was gone.

Haven’t been near any celebrities since and really, it was no big deal when I did have this so-called privilege. NOT that I like me, who I am today, and even where I ended up, but I’m working on it. Self-improvement is a bitch but something we all need to keep doing every day until we’re either dead or improved; whichever happens to come first in the vast scheme of things.

I just want money. Lots and lots of money. Famous people have money, so I might not care who I’d turn into for a day. It wouldn’t have anything to do with them or their famous lives or careers — just the dough 😀

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About RaineBalkera

Aspiring Author of Romance
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6 Responses to Instant Money

  1. wscottling says:

    Thanks for the earworm (I want money, lots and lots of money, baby). I feel the same about famous people. Whenever someone starts talking about the latest celeb, I’m usually like, “Who’s that?” hahaha!

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    • RaiBal says:

      Me, too. I had to wiki Ryan Gossling just to find out what all the fuss was about (and I don’t agree with anyone that he’s hot, either). 😀

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  3. Waqar Ahmed says:

    Money is not everything.. Those who have money have compromised for something..

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    • RaiBal says:

      I never said it was everything, just that I want some. Having nothing, I’ve had to compromise as well – more than I care to mention, too. Perhaps it works both ways. Being evil and rich or evil and poor, neither are desired nor tolerated in polite society, I think. Having nothing and wanting something isn’t a sin in my book, though. 😀

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