Sunday, February 8, 2009

Cold Dose of Reality

Our trip to the grocery store ended up including talking with a casting director for a commercial and doing a brief on-camera interview.

I have no delusions that either I or my children will be chosen. As the casting director asked me questions, LittleMan and LittleBird tag-teamed it and started pulling Valentines Day cakes off of the nearby display.

The casting director's comment? I was going to ask you what you do all day, but I don't have to. I can see what you do.

There was no malice, only good-natured laughter as I agreed with his observation.

What really threw me was the question: How would you describe yourself?

I must have thrown him a blank stare because he followed up with: How would your friends describe you?

I hemmed and hawed because all I could think of was: You mean my online friends I blog with? Because I don't have any real life friends here in this town, and the only girl I do hang with is getting ready to move away.

Even I couldn't say it aloud because it just sounded so pathetic.

Instead, I said I had a sense of humor and somehow got onto a different topic.

I knew I should have been doing more of these damned memes that come my way.

It looks like I may have to write a mission statement a lá Crash Davis. Stay tuned.

6 comments:

Patois said...

Can't wait to see the 25 things meme here. That will be one of the most interesting I've ever read.

A Free Man said...

Well, that was the first valid argument I've ever read for doing memes.

RiverPoet said...

So will your mission statement say that you like deep, long, slow, wet kisses that last three days? I love that line...

Can't wait to see you opening up here more. And yes, you have a friend here...

Peace - D

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@Patois: Do you mean the one from Facebook? Or is there another one our there I missed?

@AFM: This made me smile. Any suggstions?

@RiverPoet: I actually had the Bull Durham poster with the I Believe speech in my dorm room at school. I loved it.

And thanks.

Joe said...

Do you have a stage name picked out yet? Hopefully he's not casting for a "special movie" where you have to have some crazy name like Mary Mounds.

Gypsy said...

Can you imagine? "Well, I took a quiz once that said I was a golden retriever."