Big Country Blues Trailer

Big Country Blues Trailer
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Getting Porked so I can Pay Some People... Hmmm?

So, I've kinda been working my face off. I'm drowning in emails, choking on dates and regurgitating scheduling conflicts... Needless to say, that is not a good way to be. The work is good, scheduling is not. I'm a terrible citizen and have left my taxes until the last minute (but in my defense, part of it is because my girlfriend is a terrible influence...she made me split those bottles of wine when I fully intended on going home after work to pay the Gov't my hard earned money. Clearly it's all her fault... Thank you, US Gov't, for that weekend extension, because the wine really was delicious).

Last Wednesday I worked an all day charity event in Times Square. It went well and I thanked the Lord every chance I got that I was paired up with someone cool for the majority of the day. Later our twosome teamed up with another twosome and it wasn't nearly as enjoyable. There is something major to be said about a positive attitude. The girl we worked with was just a shitty person, to be honest, and she was determined to take us down the crapper with her. "Liquor promotions are SO much better," she kept saying. Really?? Because I've done my share of those - had my dress unzipped by mobsters, been propositioned by a guy and his wife, been grabbed here, there and everywhere by drunkards. And I have to say, standing on the street corner promoting a healthy lifestyle and raising money for the Heart Association is MUCH more civilized!! By the end of the day I wasn't even hiding my disgust. I probably snapped at her a time or two or twelve. But she deserved it. So, other than that bitch, it was a fine day in the armpit of NYC. And I made some dough. Not too shabby.

The weekend was a shit show with my brother and sister-in-law in town. Steven and I took to the city, brunching, drinking, dancing, meeting, chatting, sight-seeing. It was awesome. I love having family in town. Really, it should happen more often.

This week has been a whirlwind of working working and more working. Tuesday I found myself working at 7:30am in south Brooklyn, Gyming in Williamsburg, Auditioning in Morningside Heights, then at a play reading in Midtown. Talk about a long day. Luckily the reading was of new sketch comedy pieces and I spent most of the time trying not to wet myself because I was laughing so hard. It's really nice to be surrounded by talented, funny people. And I'm lucky to be able to say that, recently, I have been frequently. The audition was for a short film and went fairly well. I was offered the part (after some confusing emails. I think I may have been choice number 2... but so was Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side and we all know how that turned out for her), but when it rains it pours. The shoot date is the same as that of Date to Mate. I had to turn down the role, too, but at least now another director's got my info.

I worked a promotion for, get this, Pork. Me -The 12 year vegetarian. I fully expected to run into all sorts of crazies with this one, but surprisingly the day went pretty smoothly. I did have one woman scream, "UM, DISGUSTING!" right up in my grill in a run-by-yelling, which was unappreciated. It was late in the day and my patience was waning. It took everything not to trip her and yell at her in a heap on the sidewalk, "I think so, too, Bitch! But a sister's gotta pay her bills!" (that just wouldn't have been very professional). I also gave away bacon ice cream to the NYC public. That went over with mixed reviews. I particularly loved it when people would take a bite, contort their faces like they just ate poop, and then look at ME like I killed their dog. I got yelled at a few times as if I MADE them eat the ice cream. Ummm...not my fault, people. Lord knows I wouldn't touch that shit.

Also spent some time promoting a skin care company at some well known drug stores around the city. Sometimes the three hour shifts felt like an eternity -particularly since sleeping has not been a forte of mine this week. One of the days I worked a double (flyering in the am, cosmetics demos in the pm) I thought I wasn't going to make it. I drank two espressos and popped powermint Tic Tacs like Charlie Sheen does bumps of coke. By the end of my shift I thought my heart may explode and my sinuses felt like I picked my nose with a finger full of Vapo-Rub. But, dammit, I was awake!

Well, this has been a nice break from my taxes to tell you about life recently, but I must get back to the disaster that is my 2010 return. Having a hundred jobs and being an actor makes for a sickening amount of confusion when it comes to tax time - hence why I've put the damn thing off until the last min. Ugh. Next week brings more work, hopefully a few auditions, a theater fundraiser (Bingo night!), filming, and the Easter holiday. Must. Keep. Going...

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