Friday, July 30, 2004

Drops-offs, drop-offs & more drops-offs!! A never ending thing......

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Today is my 6 year anniversary of moving to Los Angeles. I almost feel like I really live here and not just here for my career. I've definitely found out that I'm an "East Coast Guy" whatever that really means. LA has treated me well though. Oh yeah, David thanks for lunch to help me celebrate my 6 years.

Tuesday, July 27, 2004

Audition: "T-Mobile" @ Lisa Fields Casting. This one went great.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Audition: "yes, dear" @ Dava Waite Casting. Kari Kurto calls me straight to producers. It goes alright, I guess.

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Today I had a meeting with Ben Guillory at the Robey Theatre. I will admit that I didn't want to go at first because I thought they would ask for a monologue. I hate doing monologues. I met with Ben him several years ago and ironically he brought me back "because" of the monologue I did for him then. Go figure. I complained about it then too. Anyway, we had a great conversation and with no monolougue this time.....thankfully. He is getting ready to go into production on a play and asked if I would be interested in understudying. I told him yes, so we'll see.

Saturday, July 24, 2004

I get another bright and early start this morning to attend the Cable Preview at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. It was kind of a blur, but it seemed like of a lot of reality and documentary type stuff.

Friday, July 23, 2004

Audition: "Fun With Dick and Jane" @ Debra Zane Casting. YES!! This is the project Deb said she would bring me in for when I spoke with her last month.

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Audition: "Honda" @ Ross Lacy Casting. Another husband dealio with an absolutely stunning wife to audition with. It goes really well.

Audition: "7-Up" @ Toni Cervantes Casting. This one goes really well. CALL ME BACK!! ooops.

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Yeah!! Another callback. This time for the "IKEA" spot I went in on last week. I would be nice to get back on the commercial map. I have two spots out there, but they aren't running much or not at all. The callback goes really well. We'll see.

Also, I get a same day call for a commercial audition @ Craig Colvin Casting for "Best Buy". I have yet to book for Craig, but I have come close many times. The audition goes really well.

Tuesday, July 20, 2004

More drops. It's encouraging to see the shows are definitely back in production, hopefully I'll start getting some theatrical appointments soon.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Drop-offs are the order of the day. I couldn't imagine riding around in Burbank without A/C like I did in my old car.

Sunday, July 18, 2004

Today I'm scheduled to do a mentoring session at The Actorsite in North Hollywood. I'll just be sharing strategies with actors. It's still funny to me that anyone wants to hear what I have to say.

Saturday, July 17, 2004

Today I attend the Network Preview at The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Some of it was really entertaining; some not so. At any rate hopefully it'll be a great season for a lot actors.

Friday, July 16, 2004

Ha!! Bright and early this morning I get a call from the casting office for a callback for the "Crest Vanilla" spot. The callback goes okay, not great. I felt stiff and not in the moment.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Audition: "IKEA" @ Joe Blake Casting. Another husband thing and it goes well. Hopefully I'll get a callback.

Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Audition "Crest Vanilla" @ Pamela Starks Casting. Another husband dealio, maybe this is a sign of things to come.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

IT'S ON!! Audition: "Sara Lee" @ Lisa Fields Casting. Yeah, this was a nice way to ease back in to auditioning. I had a really good time with a super hot "wife" in the audition. I don't think I was all that right for the spot, but I'll let "them" make that decision. I always feel kinda funny about the "husband" auditions. One day real life too.....I hope....I better.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

Back in LA. That's good right? Yeah, that's good. (note to self) "This is where I work and make a living". I can't complain, I just had a wonderful 3 week vacation. It was all possible because I live and work in LA.So let's try this again. "Back in LA". Yeah!!!! It's time to make it happen. I'm looking for a really strong end of the year. There are some things I want to accomplish. Some are acting related, some are not.

Wednesday, July 07, 2004

Yeah!! Back out on the MX track and it's on!! My goal was to stay up and finish the races. I feel that I'm faster than both of my brother's, but I have a habit of crashing. So, I need to "slow down to move forward".

In the first moto against my brother Jeff he beat me to the first turn. He went through some mud and it got all over my goggles. I could only barely see out of one eye. I did the best I could for a lap trying to wipe my goggles as I was riding, but I was only smearing it and making it worse. Finally I slid out in a turn and stopped and cleaned my goggles. Now with clear vision I was moving and making up time on Jeff. Then, a little while later I went over a turn and had trouble getting the bike going again. I got beat.

The next moto was Jeff against my brother Todd. Jeff got a strong start and led for 3 laps of the 4 lap race, but Todd passed him and won the moto.

Next up, me against Todd. I won the race to the first turn, but Todd passed me half way through the first lap. I stayed on his wheel for two laps ready to make my move. At the begining of the last lap I went for it. I was all set up and dove deep inside to put pressure on him to take the inside line, but I slid out. I couldn't get the bike back up and started in time. I got beat again!! Todd is the champ.

I'll be back in December. Of course I won't get to ride again until then while Jeff and Todd will ride at least a couple times a month. I'm still confident that I can take those guys.

Thursday, July 01, 2004

I've been here in Virginia Beach for 2 weeks and I feel like I have a new routine. Actually, I am thinking about staying for another week. I have to see if I can justify it. I like it here, I want to go motocross riding more and I like spending time with my family, but I need to make a living too. Maybe I should carry my tail back to LA on schedule to make some money.