Tuesday, July 28, 2009

all hands on deck

So, I haven't posted for a few days, because as a working actor in LA, things can go from normal to crazy VERY quickly.

Like late last week, when I literally had three auditions in one day, then booked a print job (a photography shoot, usually for a stock photography company or ad agency) for this upcoming Friday. The print audition goes a little something like this: they tell you what to wear (in this case it was active sportswear), then they go through whether or not you have any conflicts (for example, if you booked a shoot with Pepsi you better not have booked a shoot with Coca-Cola in the last year or so) and then they get your sizes and tell you any other necessary information. Like allergies!

Wait, what?

Yep, as they finish taking my photographs and I'm heading out, the photographer calls out to me, "You're not allergic to cats, dogs, or gerbils, right?"


Not that I know of...

So I booked a job. Which means all my carefully made plans of when I was working and where I was going this week had to get a little squished and re-arranged and a couple rain checks were doled out, and I'll be on a set on Friday getting photographs of me, possibly interacting with dogs, cats, and...gerbils.

Ain't life grand.

At any rate, I apologize for the posting slackage, and here's a much more awesome blog than mine to follow while you go through withdrawal. Hopefully later this week I'll have more time to post blogs and then you'll get a good one next week that explains any gerbil allergies that might have popped up on Friday.

Seriously, go check out this blog. It's the coolest idea ever, and I'm totally jealous that I didn't think of it first. Here's the author's explanation of the art project, because the blog itself drops you right into the middle of the action. And don't think I'm not stealing some of these ideas, because I totally am...



Iva Messy said...

ohh GOOD! here's to NO ALLERGIES...well at least to gerbils...seriously though, congratulations on getting a gig! YAY! WOOHOO!

jenn said...

you've been busy! congrats on your shoot - although hopefully it does NOT include gerbils. :) also - that website is awesome. i cannot wait to read more!!

Kristin Quinn said...

Yay for print jobs!!! Congrats. Take lots of photos of the gerbils.

Shanna Suburbia said...

"gerbil" seems like an awfully specific type of allergy to have... Can you be allergic to only certain types of small rodents? I mean, I definitely see the need to specify for cats and dogs but particular species of rodents? So weird.

drollgirl said...

well the good news is you landed a job! that is killer! i don't know how actors do it -- i'd be a basket case going on auditions all the time!

and the gerbil thing?!?!? WHOA. i guess that is better than snakes or bugs?

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