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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Only 3 more to go- then it's homeward bound

This is the part I hate the most, well, hate is a rather strong word, so perhaps 'dislike' would be more apropos: having to pack while still performing. Living out of bags and and boxes. Your mind half here and half home. But this is what we do each time we work out of town. And it never gets easier.

I've packed the few adornments that I always take with me to make each place a little more like home, so the apartment is sad-looking and empty. The place is a also mess with bags and suitcases strewn about, ready to go. Our building is downtown, in a semi-questionable area, so I don't want people to see me packing the car, yet, so it will have to wait until Monday when I set off for home. So, in between packing and cleaning we have the shows. A minor inconvenience. 2 today and 1 tomorrow, and that's it. Adieu, adios, bye-bye. Until next time, you hope.

Then it's back to pounding the proverbial pavement, as they say in our biz. Calling the agents and letting them know you're back and available. Sending copies of the reviews (the good ones, that is) to all your contacts: directors, casting directors, artistic directors. Applying for unemployment, if you qualify. And then it's playing the wait and see game.

So another one bites the dust, gets added to the resume' and onward and upward. Until the next one, if there is one.

29 comments:

Lynn Green said...

Good luck. My political journey is the opposite image of yours. I was a Young Republican and quite the conservative. (Someone noted this in my high school annual.) However, I fell in love with the concept of a just society. That turned me towards the Democratic Party. Good luck on your career.

I'm surprised when I look at actors like Fred Thompson, Mel Gibson, Stallone, Janine Turner and others that being conservative is much of a handicap, but then I don't have your perspective.

All I know is that anyone who talks about "liberal public school teachers" doesn't know much about the real men and women who teach in our schools!

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Glad you enjoyed a good run Incognito, and yes you will win new roles. Get home safely.

Incognito said...

Hello Lynn...

In what way are the Democrats more just? Perhaps the Democrats of old were.

But you're a teacher and you're liberal, no?

And thank you very much for your good wishes. I'll take all I can get. :-)
As for those like Bruce Willis and the other few openly Republican celebrities, the reason perhaps that they are not snubbed is because they have Box-office appeal. And money talks in Hollywood. I have been privy to far too many republican-bashing sessions to know that in the world of theatre, we are not loved. And I have heard of people being blackballed, so I am unwilling to risk it, at this point. Hope that explains it.

Incognito said...

Thanks BCF! It was a good run fraught with some very good lessons, like not allowing negative things to affect me. So.... yes, good. :-)

!an said...

Hi Incognito, this is coming to you from Melbourne Victoria. Just curious if you've heard about David Hicks? He's an Australian that's been held in Guantanamo Bay for 5 years under some unsubtantiated charges and without a proper trail (but with an illegal military commission!). Here's something to chew on - http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/06/13/1087065029888.html?from=storylhs

MUD said...

!an, It is always easy to judge from the outside looking in. What was he doing there and did he have a weapon? I sure as hell wouldn't go where there was a war going on and expect everyone to treat me nice. If he was an "innocent" your own government would have asked for his return and I'm sure that as much as Australia has helped us he would be on the next plane home.
Anon, Good luck on your next gig. Break a leg.

Troika said...

MUD - it doesn't matter what he was doing or if he was innocent.

What matters is he didn't have a trial FOR FIVE YEARS whilst he was detained by your government. No access to lawyers, absolutley nothing. What he did is not the issue here - his lack of a trial is.

Can this be justified?

Everyone is entitled to a trial. They are also entitled to the Geneva Convention. Don't give us the 'enemy combatant' drawl either. A made up phrase to circumvent YOUR laws.

It is an absolute disgrace that people can be held by your government with no trial and no contact with the outside world. An absolute disgrace and you should be completely and utterly ashamed of what has happened in Guantanamo Bay, especially as you speak so much about freedom and human rights - neither of which has been respected by your government in this case. Or the case of hundreds of others who are/have been put through the same ordeal. 5 years in prison to be given a 9 month sentence. It makes no sense.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Ah lamebent now troika, is back, thick as ever.

Troika said...

I thought I made it quite clear 2 weeks ago that I was AKA lambent

Troika said...

Well is anyone going to have a go at truly justifying it? Are they?

Incognito said...

Hello Ian... You mean *the* David Hicks aka Abu Muslim al-Austraili and Muhammed Dawood, captured in Afghanistan fighting with terrorists on December 9, 2001? Militant activity starting in 1999 at the tender age of 24? That David Hicks?

Incognito said...

Troika: You mean *the* David Hicks aka Abu Muslim al-Austraili and Muhammed Dawood, captured in Afghanistan fighting with terrorists on December 9, 2001? Militant activity starting in 1999 at the tender age of 24? That David Hicks?

I don't think anyone needs to say more.

Incognito said...

Thanks so much MUD!! Need all the good wishes I can get. :-)

Lambent/troika said...

What do you mean you don't have to say more? REALLY?

So when you like it, people are guilty before proven innocent are they? No matter what the circumstances, a trial and having to be proven guilty is a basic human right that people in your country have fought and died for. you insult them all and behave like a pig.

Yes, you do need to say more. This goes against so much of the principles you have advocated, it makes a mockery of so much you have said.

Do you know how many people are out there now and in the past who have died for their convictions? In your country and around the world?

And look at you, harping on in your blog when you won't even stand by your beliefs in public because of your job.

You are pathetic, miserable and a lame excuse for a Republican. Stand up and be counted and try to be proud enough of what you believe in to announce it to the people you work with. If they don't like it it's their problem. You're going to spend the rest of your lonely vaneer of a life in your closet. Enjoy it, I don't envy you.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Wow I missed this, what a miserable little pissant lamebent is.

Incognito said...

Troika... this IS a very different war, fighting a very different kind of enemy who does NOT abide by the Geneva Conventions (plural!) so the rules do get changed so they ARE considered enemy combatants, like it or not.

And, he WAS caught with his pants down, so NO, innocent until proven guilty does NOT apply in this case.

And dying for your convictions, if evil, is not something to be applauded, though I'm sure you would think so.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Howdy Incognito, been busy all week running back and forth to the hospital, Ma should be home Friday. At any rate I had an avalanche this week, the snail piece was picked up by smalldeadanimals, relapsedcatholic and rightwingnation- a mini avalanche ensued couple thousand hits and still coming- hmmm, not bad for a piece I spent 20 minutes on- yeah I know it shows lol. Thank goodness, been too busy to post much all week. Why am I tellin you this? dunno! I am tired and back from an unexpected trip to the Hospital, its late and I am gonna hit the hay. Have a good one.

Incognito said...

Hey BCF! Congrats on the avalanche..:-) Actually the post was amazing for 20 minutes!! I spend waaaay too much on my posts, but I enjoy it.

Hope Ma is doing okay... guess you guys are prepping for her visit.. Friday.. hehehe. I'm sure it will be lovely, and another playmate for Pip. Make her some of that soda bread! Maybe you want to share cos it feels like we're friends. Strange how that happens with people you 'get to know' via their blogs.
Anyway, will still keep your Ma in my thoughts.. for a very speedy recovery!!

Think I'll copy and post this on yours as well, on an old post. :-)
Cheers,

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Hey Bud just an update, that Finnish blogger is apparently not all he was made out to be- a bit of a racist evidently- you may want to post an update - see gates of v and tundra for more.

Incognito said...

Thanks BCFm, yeah, I know.. have been following the updates on both ...am working on an update.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Hey Little Green Footballs picked up my History's Losers Unite Post- cool!

Incognito said...

very cool!!! You'll get thousands of hits. I already had 2 from your site. :-)
did you submit your post to them. I have nothing worthy of submitting.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Yes I did submit to LGF, Frontpagemag picked it up as well - theother sites like blog o fascists picked it up from LGF, relapsedcatholic etc.. Thousands of hits literally - just submit they are always looking

Incognito said...

I think I did once, but guess it wasn't something they were interested in. Actually, think it was the ACLU one.

They like original stuff... and most of mine they probably already have accessed.

Congrats on hitting the 'big time'. I can say I knew you when.. ;-)

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Lol I won't forget you! You will get your stuff picked up, Jihad Watch takes submissions- check out blogofascists seems more a link clearing house than blog - LGF seems to like the sensational moonbat stuff, well so do I;), Tap into local leftist web sites, plenty of fodder there. Total of about 4000 hits, not bad, plus about 7 or 8 other blog links. 3 other links within discussion forums, one of which had the abilty to load and let you scroll through the entire blog post- very nice.

Incognito said...

You sure? (sniff) :-) Don't think we have as many local leftists as you do..
I did submit the Gaza school kid thing.. but nothing. it's cool. Maybe I didn't submit properly.. who knows... I'll just keep doing my thing. I should NOT be spending so much time doing this, though. :-) But I come across too much that gets me riled.
Still haven't had a chance to do the Finnish blogger update. Soon.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Inc, I am not sure I would consider common dreams a good source on your infousa post, the NYT is not all it should be on this one either, the allegations almost remind me of that film abscense of malice- its all true except for the context.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Hi Inc, you know I got another small avalanche today, this one from smalldeadanimals.com, likely the most popular Canadian blog, about a thousand hits since she picked up the link- not bad for an afternoon but this is it and remains true for all the links from the big sites, LGF, SDA, RelapsedCatholic etc- u get lots of visits but all the commenting takes place on the senders blog- ugh!!!

Well hope all is well with the new show.

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Hey Inc. hope I sent some traffic your way, That was reat post u had today. Had best non LGF week ever! Well over 5K hits. The poor kid with the ghetto dude e-mail brought in some nice numbers.