i am going to tell you a story. months ago, back in september of '08, i was working for a post-production company that made tv commercials. i had pretty recently moved to new york, and i was still kind of reeling from the switch. i was also broke as hell. as it happened, one of the editors i work with asked me to record what is called a "scratch track" - a rough cut of a voiceover, just to serve as a stand-in until the professional comes in and records it for real. this particular commercial was for downy's fabric new fabric softener, ultra downy® april fresh. the client, upon hearing my version, liked it so much they asked me to re-record it, slightly differently. then decided they didn't need to pay a professional at all, because they liked my version so much. i was sent to a recording studio in midtown (a story in and of itself,) stepped into a recording booth for about 20 minutes, signed some paperwork, and went back to my job. i figured i'd get my check for $500 for the recording, which i was frankly delighted about, and that would be that.
last monday i picked up what is probably my 12 or 13th residuals check from this commercial. i don't say this to brag or wave it in anyone's face, but to acknowledge my extreme good fortune and explain what else i did that day. sunday night (while procrastinating from packing,) i posted a few dresses that i was dying for. i beseeched someone to give me $300. well, low and behold, "someone" (in the form of a talent agency based out of chicago) did. and then some. and so, ladies and. . . gentlemen?. . . the dress.
i just got back from california this morning, then went straight to class from jfk; i am exhausted and mostly just not feeling very verbose. i have more to post, and more to say, and yadda yadda, so i will try to post again tomorrow after. . . drumroll. . . my first day of work!
hope you all had an awesome weekend (i did,)
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