Wowooo. Note to self: Self-induced tonsillitis is a side effect of extreme stress. If I was a little grosser, I’d post a picture of my tonsil for you all to enjoy. I want to, deep down inside, but I won’t. 🙂
I had so many things due these past few weeks: Acted in 2 shorts, music rehearsals, interviews, auditions, callbacks, social obligations, not to mention a sketch show thrown together at the last minute (went fabulously, thank you for asking), a Guild shoot, some stressful inter-personal confrontations (of which I am horribly phobic), my improv theatre closing down and then my grandfather’s health taking a brief turn for the worse. Combine all these items and that equals insomnia, chest pains, constipation and a tonsil that’s so big it could crawl out of my mouth and take down a small village. Made me wish for the lazy days of the strike again, except I really need to get working and getting paid for it too, haha.
Yesterday, I was able to breathe a sigh of relief and answer 82 emails from my inbox. That took a load off my chest, because there’s nothing more groanworthy than a Gmail inbox that you have to actually flip through the pages of. Then I spent 3 hours browsing WordPress skins, and got stressed again when I was making a to-do list, realizing that…I had wasted 3 hours browsing WordPress skins. I rationalized it away as “me” time. 🙂
Anyway, the shoot for The Guild: Episode #9 went great! We had a great time and were helped, yet again, by Flog Reader Dustin and his friend Jermaine. I went out of my way to get Dustin’s face showing in a few shots, but if it ends up on the cutting room floor, I don’t want to get a Union notice in the mail, hear me DUSTIN!?! 😛 Here’s a pic from the set I took on my crappy camera. You’ll notice Zaboo sneaking into the background in this picture That’s pretty much fair game for every picture on set. 🙂 Thank you Dustin for coming down again!
We have one more episode to shoot in the current storyline and then it’s back to the drawing board for me as a writer. I’m not going to start writing until we film the next episode, in 2 weeks, because I want to have a fresh start. I am excited however, because we’ve been on one constant track, and now I can focus on different characters, different storylines, I just have to…come up with them. Yipes. Of course I have anxiety that I can’t come up with something great, that it was a one-time thing, I’ve heard that writers feel that a lot, but as a non-professional writer I feel it quite acutely. And I’m neurotic. But part of me is excited to start fresh with these characters, who are my friends 🙂
Strange thing, I complain when I’m busy and I complain when I’m not busy. I think I’ll pop in the meditation tapes again.