We say friends, homies, posse……….but they always said “my mates.” When I was packing to move to England for acting school I was excited about living in a foreign country and I was grateful that I knew the language so I would have one less thing to worry about. I couldn’t have been more wrong! lol It took me months to be able to understand what they were talking about simply because the accents are soooo much stronger than what we hear on TV and the use of words is so different. But I survived. And now if I ever get mixed in with a group of people from England I hear all those words coming out of my mouth again. I am able to slip right back into that groove. Today will be a good test if I can still do it. Four of my friends from England are here and we are meeting up for the first time in about 20 years. I am so busy today but they are going to go with me on my auditions, then we will have lunch, and they want to go Christmas shopping. They have been here for a few days and have done tons of sightseeing so they are considering today a rest day with me. Ha! There is nothing restful about spending the day with me. At least I don’t have any voice over today. Just three on-camera auditions scattered all over the city. All of them said that they have Facebook stalked me and they think I look as beautiful as I did when we were in school. haha.(yeah, right!) For some reason I can’t find any of them on Facebook so I don’t know what they look like now. I just hope I can fit four men in my little car. lol
Wise men say only fools rush in
but I can’t help falling in love with you
Shall I stay
would it be a sin
If I can’t help falling in love with you
Like a river flows surely to the sea
Darling so it goes
some things are meant to be
take my hand, take my whole life too
for I can’t help falling in love with you
I decided to work out while watching a movie. I just turned the TV on and stopped at the first movie because I need to shut if off soon anyway and get going on these voice overs. The movie was from the 60’s and it was about a girl filling out a form to get started with computer dating. I thought it was so interesting because the movie was way before it’s time. She was telling her friend that it was the perfect way to find the perfect partner. You just list everything you want, check all the little boxes, enter it into the computer and viola!!!! The perfect match. I actually had an interesting experience with this. When my daughter and Sarah were around 10 years old they got the big idea to sign me up for Match.com, not because they wanted to find me a date, but because the commercials intrigued them and they wanted to see who they could attract. They filled out the profile, uploaded my headshot, and then promptly left for two weeks to Sarah’s river cabin……forgetting all about the profile they created. So, I was left with a bit of a mess to deal with. After I figured out what happened I called Match.com and told them that two minors created this file and to please delete it. They complied but the whole experience taught me a lot about this type of service. And it also showed me that men don’t listen………. online or in person. Lol The girls put my “likes” as horses, Rocko’s Modern Life, ice skating, and Mario Kart. When I read thru the e-mails of all the amazing men who wanted to meet me, they obviously didn’t read my “wish list.” Haha They just looked at the photo and believed what they wanted to believe…….on their terms. I have a funny feeling this is how it still works today. My advice to men is that if they truly want her………..really listen to her. ( or really read her profile.) If you aren’t on the same page, do her a favor and move on.
This is a strange time of year for voice over artists and actors. Most auditions, bookings, and jobs happen in a matter of seconds (or so it seems.) In advertising things happen fast. But around the holidays it gets a little screwy. Projects are still going forth but decisions are being made slowly and jobs are getting pushed into the new year. Right now I am waiting for three potential clients to approve my quotes and once approved then I can start recording. But there is always the possibility that they will think I’m too expensive and decide to pass. While waiting I am working on a “on-camera” audition I have tomorrow for a national commercial. This is another one with strange dates. The callbacks are not until January (normally they are the next day.) Then the actual shoot isn’t until mid-January. I looked at the dates and luckily they don’t conflict with my Sundance trip (if I am lucky enough to book it.)
So……..while I wait I am going to work out, study the sides for the commercial, and have another cup of coffee!!