Saturday, July 31, 2004

I'm not quite dead...

I've been in bed most of the day today. I'm starting to get sick and its a little concerning because I have a few busy days ahead. I'm memorizing yet another monologue and another scene for class on Monday. The Apex Gathering (the first in five weeks) is tomorrow. I'm preparing a teaching time for that. In the meantime it looks as though I may be working on an indie film tomorrow as well. I'm a awaiting final confirmation on that. It pays next to nothing, around $50/day, but it will be a good experience and something I can add to my reel and resume. And, oh yeah, I gotta go to yet another pretend wedding tonight.

If my health holds up, I'll be OK.

We had our neighbors: Ernie, Nan, Katie and Sabrina over for breakfast this morning. It was nice...and it made Debbie very happy.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

This Land Is Your Land...

I you haven't seen the Bush/Kerry parody of This Land Is Your Land, click here.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Acting Class

I'm taking acting classes with Gerald Gordon.  He's a very eccentric guy.  I'd guess that he's around 70 years old.  He was a soap opera star as a young man in the 1950's on The Edge of Night.  He directed The Fantastiks in LA for many years.

Anyway, he as been very supportive thus far.  He wants me to learn how to ride a horse so that I can audition for a western that he his directing this fall.  yee-haw.

The class has been great.  I have had to read a play each week and perform a monologue from the play.  I feel like I am learning all of the things that I should have known before getting into the business.  It has been fun to learn a craft.


Sunday, July 25, 2004

Home Sweet Home

We are in the new place, which means that I can actually get on the internet from my own home.  I plan on blogging more frequently again.  I filmed a local commercial for Coast Casinos this week.  The shoot was from 10 pm-8 am Thursday night/Friday morning, so I am a little sleep deprived.  I don't do well without sleep.  I'd rather not eat for three days than not sleep for makes me crazy.

The new house is nice.  It's smaller than the last house that we owned on our own, but it doesn't feel small to me.  It has wood floors which is new for me.  We got a new computer and  new toaster oven...what else could one ask for?  Things are good.

Its so freakin hella hot here.  I'm ready for a nice 90 degree day.  (That's autumn here.)  I'm ready for football season.  I'm ready to have the option to wear blue jeans if I feel like it.

More thoughts to come...thanks for hanging in there during the blogging draught.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

The Stable Adventure


Stability, or at least our version of it, awaits.  I have been officially promoted to full time status with Tony n Tina's which means that I am working six days per week with a higher salary and a few benefits.  It is nice to know that we have some more security there.  It looks like we will be signing a 10 month lease on a rental house just four houses down from Ernie and Nan.  That means we will be Summerlin residents until at least June of 2005.  I'm getting ready to start the second week of a six-week acting class that runs from 9-3 on Mondays and Thursdays.  It has been really good so far...a lot of work, but really good.


I have been hired for two local indie films in town, but haven't been told when they start.  They both are supposed to pay a little, but I get the feeling that they might fall through.  I'm auditioning for another one tonight.  I'm waiting to hear from a few commercial auditions as well.  There is an outside chance that I'll do some extra work on CSI next week to try to get my SAG card.  I've decided to not do extra work unless it gets me a SAG voucher...once you have three vouchers you can join the union.


Eli starts school in six weeks.  Weird.  He seems excited about it all.  That's another thing that will gives us some stability/daily ryhthm.  Debbie and I are realizing that she prefers a stable life with some adventure thrown in and I tend to prefer the exact opposite.  We are shooting for 50% predictable, 50% unpredictable.  I think we are about there. 

Friday, July 02, 2004

One Click Shopping

Because some of you requested it...and because of my limited internet access, I will be only updating my primary blog for a while. Click here if you want to see it.