And We're Back
Here I am, back behind my desk after my little holiday vacation home. I just spent too much money on lunch and am feeling guilty about it. Part of the problem is that I can't do math while answering the phone, and accidentally doubled the delivery guy's tip. Oh well. Merry Christmas, Mr. Delivery Man.
I have to sit myself down and tighten my belt in 2008. For the most part I am a wise spender, but after the holidays I feel like I basically lit my bank account on fire. So I'd like to start being even smarter so that maybe I can leave this job. *FINGERS CROSSED* I had my year end review last week and I'll be getting a raise – which is great, but also blows. You get that horrible sense of guilt that creeps up saying you're not a real actor because you have a real day job.
I did speak up and told my boss that I now have 2 good agencies working for me so commercial auditions would be coming faster (*HOPEFULLY*), and that I will take all of them because my main goal is to act only.
It seems intuitive but I felt I had to restate the obvious. He said he appreciated it. We'll see…
On my train trip upstate on Friday afternoon, I had a one-in-a-million chance encounter with the son of my parents' best friends. He, too is a performer – a writer (non-union)/actor/comedian – and was just returning from wrapping an online project. One of his first questions to me was, "So, how's the acting going? – Don't you hate that question?"
Yes, I do. But if everyone asked it in that way, I wouldn't mind answering it so much. If I hear myself saying "It's going" or "Chugging along!" or "Same as usual" or anything else one more time… I swear I will buy a box of Russell Stover pecan turtles and eat the whole thing – a task of self-loathing (yet caramelly delicious) punishment which I started back home and was unable to complete.
Maybe I should write and memorize a little haiku in answer to that question, so I can just recite it when confronted:
I just don't know how
To answer your question plain.
Good, bad or the same.
I could start hammering out a longer mono in response this evening – that is, after my hot bath to reduce Wii muscle aches. Damn.
PS - I've re-edited my reel to include the newest spot.
PPS - I hope you all had a lovely holiday!