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UGH and DOUBLE UGH

I have a locked down FB for a very important security reason. I don't use Twitter much. I DO NOT WANT ANYTHING HERE REPOSTED ON EITHER SITE. They are separate for a reason. Again: I hate this new feature of LJ and that you can't opt out (even though they say you can in the FAQ) and I also don't use Firefox, so the Greasemonkey add-on won't work for me.

DO NOT REPOST ANYTHING I HAVE HERE OR ANYONE ELSE'S COMMENTS HERE TO YOUR FACEBOOK OR TWITTER. I will ban you from commenting, that's how serious this is to me.

In other ugh news, we won't be getting plaster for the pool in time for a Labor Day party, so I'm bummed. There are backups with the crew, apparently. And while I'm glad that it won't be done unless it can be done right, I'm still sad face at my plans not coming together the way I want. This is pushing back landscaping, etc. etc. Oh, well, what can you do?

You can can up more tomatoes and make cookie dough, that's what you can do. Plus, that helps you avoid the pounds of laundry needing to be done.

Oh! Two things I forgot to mention earlier this week. I got a call from my agency to go to a commercial shoot on Friday. it's one of the types of gigs I love - they look on my agent's site, saw me, and said "Hire her." YAY. No information was given beyond me being a waitress for a scene. Ok! EXCEPT. It turns out that it was for a political campaign, but I didn't know that until I was already in costume and waiting to be filmed. BOO. I don't like doing political ads because it's usually for a party I don't support (i.e. the Republican Party) But I'm not going to be a jerk and make my agent and myself look bad by walking out, so I grinned and suffered through hours and hours of hearing about the jerk wad "liebrals." UGH.

Also, I was working alongside three very old gentlemen (they weren't with my agency) and one was a dirty old man that kept hitting on me and I kept showing him my wedding ring and saying NO THANKS. Another was a complete bore and wanted to one-up everyone's stories as we passed the time. And the last one told me I was going to get fat when he saw me eating a cookie from the craft services table. 1.) It was the first thing I'd eaten all day, 2.) it was ONE EFFING COOKIE and 3) Eff you, dude. Eff you in the b-hole.

I said as he walked past me (he literally said it as he passed me, and said it in a "tsk, tsk" voice, I said, "Well, you're going to get dead, so..." He had a hearing aid and didn't actually hear me, lol. WHAT THE HELL, OLD MAN.

One positive thing was the place we filmed at - beautiful ranch location - had a resident barn cat, a big ol' grey-striped Tom. So affectionate and kept hopping up in my lap as I sat in a chair (they changed me from waitress to cafe patron.) Fortunately my back was to the camera, so they didn't catch it. :) Also: I brought my Kindle because commercials are all about hurry up and wait, and because my back was to the camera and my job was to turn pages in a magazine (a tool catalog, omg) I just slipped my Kindle in there and read books all day. The producer said that was the smartest thing she'd seen, and she'd remember that for future projects. Hah.

I do think I need to take a break from auditions for a month or so. I just don't have it in me right now to constantly get rejected for jobs because of my looks/ability/whatever and my inability to properly network because I'm a full-time mom. It's a pretty brutal profession. I mean, I get told by old men in diapers that I'm going to get fat from a 2 inch chips ahoy. :/

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risingtofall
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
hahaha I love acting job stories.

I Just noticed those options for facebook and twitter. Like really? I don't even want 80% of the people on my facebook even knowing I have an account on LJ!
ryokomusouka
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:32 pm (UTC)
"I Just noticed those options for facebook and twitter. Like really? I don't even want 80% of the people on my facebook even knowing I have an account on LJ!"

This. Seriously. O_o
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swmbo
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
Omg, I wish he WOULD have heard you say "you're going to get dead" subtext: RIGHT NOW!

What pains in the NECK.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
I mean, who talks like that to a veritable stranger?! And not that I'm crazy skinny, but I'm a size 4! IF I WANT A COOKIE, OLD TIMER, I'LL HAVE ONE.

Make that three. Harumph!
captainofidiots
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:45 pm (UTC)
Speaking of your acting when my mom and her boyfriend were visiting a couple of weeks ago her mister mentioned being bummed about not getting to see "Blood on the Highway" when it was on Comcast and I maybe got a little excited. Hee. :)

I didn't know that you could post to Facebook from here! That makes me feel pretty uncomfortable since I've always kept this identity away from most people I know IRL. Ick.

stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 03:50 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHA!! Well, if they have Netflix, they can get it!

Yeah, it's a new feature LJ has added, and didn't add the ability to opt out. BOO.
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minim_calibre
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
Facebook and here should not mix. Ever. I twitch at the thought.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:13 pm (UTC)
I should mention that I would never, and will never, mingle the two on anyone's LJ!
copykween
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:39 pm (UTC)
I read about the Facebook/Twitter bullshit and was like WTF??? NOT HAPPY!

I haven't seen one person who's happy about this, so hopefully, due to so many pissed off users, LJ will pull its head out of its ass and get rid of this ridiculously privacy invading "function".
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
SO NOT HAPPY. I don't know anyone that likes it, either. Once again LJ does something that pisses us off and has to scramble and back peddle to fix it.
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stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
FER SIRIUS. Cookies = HAPPY PARTY IN MY MOUTH.

I don't know ANYONE that thinks this new thing is a good idea. WTF?
lynnenne
Sep. 1st, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Well, you're going to get dead, so..."

Bwahahahaha! Sorry I missed that one. You rule.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:01 pm (UTC)
What on earth, Lynne? He kept screwing up his lines, too, and our shoot went on for 9 hours, when it was a series of 3 15 second spots. GOOD HELL.
cityphonelines
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:07 pm (UTC)
But on the plus side, cookies! commercial! Addition to the resume and all.

WRT the crossposting? Yeah. I purposefully keep LJ and Twitter SEP.AR.ATE.

p.s. send me a copy of the commercial if you can.

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stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
I don't know if I should add a political ad to my resume, though. It's one of those things that could swing a casting director, I think. *nail bites*

SEPARATE FA LYF!

(I rarely get copies of them. BOO.)
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ladycyndra
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:15 pm (UTC)
I do not have either FB or Twitter and I would not do that to you anyway. I feel the same way you about things like this. I have my Myspace locked down as well.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
I know there are some folks who are all about cross posting on every social networking site, but a lot of us use different sites for different purposes and DNW!
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maryaminx
Sep. 1st, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
I don't keep my lj locked down because I don't feel like I have anything to hide, but I don't want to deal with my religious relatives/old church members seeing my porn&c on here. Separate is good, people. Especially for my poor mother's blood pressure.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 06:09 pm (UTC)
I have locked posts here, and those can be reposted. Also, I have people in RL that haven't connected the dots to this place, and would like to keep my fannish life separate.
halfmoon_mollie
Sep. 1st, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
I don't know if it would be worth it to comment to LJ support but I did. There's a reason I have a FAcebook account and some of the stuff I post in both places, but ...no. Not.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
I think every extra voice saying their thoughts is a good idea.
chiere
Sep. 1st, 2010 06:58 pm (UTC)
This is why I liked the set design side of commercials; no one cared that I was a fat old mom. I still got to go to sets, tweak one or two things and then stand around for HOURS getting paid and hitting the craft services table! Although, I do hate the 4 a.m. calls to set up, urg. Especially with a hangover, (remembering one particular time my boss told me AT THE CHRISTMAS PARTY, AT MIDNIGHT, after I was toasted that I had to make a set change and add signage and I had to report at 4a.m., Gurrr. I was still a little drunk when I got to work. But it was for a car commercial, so I fit right in with the rest of the scenic fags, LOL!)(not that I normally drive drunk; for the party I had a designated driver, and I immediately stopped drinking, DAMMIT!!)
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:26 pm (UTC)
And I never hit the craft services table for fear that while I'm chomping, they're finally ready on set. Or I'll have gunk in my teeth. :)
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stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:27 pm (UTC)
Oh, no no, my agent didn't know it was a political ad. They do that on purpose (the people producing the ads) because of mindsets like mine. :) It's pretty common, I came to find out. =P

Well, it was for a GOP candidate, so of course it was three old white guys, right? :D Oh man, the kitty was SO SWEET. Huge huge huge and just a purr-lovings factory.
nijireiki
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Dude, I bet you that cat doesn't care if you eat a cookie or not. Yay for cats!

Boo for Facebook and Twitter on LJ. YOU GOT YOUR BULLSHIT IN MY PEANUT BUTTER. Facebook is for the politically correct canned information fed to parents, relatives, and occasionally friends you're not actually that close with. The telephone is for sharing anything deeper with those people. I have no idea if Twitter honestly serves any functional purpose.

AND LJ IS MY SAFE PLACE.

Hopefully someone will figure out a plug in or something to turn this ish off.
stoney321
Sep. 1st, 2010 08:28 pm (UTC)
The cat and I were of like minds when it came to cookies.

NO FB IN MY LJ AND VICE VERSA. I know there's a greasemonkey add on for FF users, but I'm on Chrome. Booooo.
txvoodoo
Sep. 1st, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
So, was it a GOP commercial? :D

(remember, I might end up seeing it!)

A TOOL CATALOG

In other news I AM FINALLY BEING RAINED UPON. GLORY GLORY GREAT DAY IN THE MORNING.
stoney321
Sep. 2nd, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)
Hahahaha, it was! However, it wasn't for our state, it was for Georgia. :)

A TOOL CATALOG. It was all they had on hand. Fortunately I didn't have to look at welders and tractor parts as I brought my handy dandy Kindle.

RAIN! SO MUCH RAIN!
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