a new outlook? Maybe. As you probably know, I've been filling my days of late with sitting in audiences, and in exchange for my laughter and other positive energy, I get paid some cash at the end of the taping. It's nice to have money in the wallet, because I can stop and pick up groceries on my way home, and that usually means finding a treat or two, while I'm at it.
But I'd love to have a paycheck again, so I also find places to drop off or email my resume. Today, I applied for three Script Supervision gigs, a PA gig, and an audience-wrangler (different kind of PA) gig. Yesterday, I did a little audience work as well as applying for an audience-wrangler gig. I guess Saturday was somewhat off, because I only tried to get on a show in the audience but failed, and then checked in with the dude at Costco. Friday, as I've already told you, was productive and lucrative.
I feel like I'm constantly on the lookout for leads. I feel like something is going to "hit" VERY SOON. I got in the pool today, and it was really freaking cold but I knew that, if I'm not working, I can at least try to exercise a little bit. While I was doing that, I was thinking about two of the gigs I might be up for, and what it would mean if I were actually "picked" for both and had to choose. Which one would be better for me and for us in the short run? Will that gig also be the better choice in the long run?
I dunno, but I'm probably going to have to discuss that with Stephen. IF. IF they both hit; IF they both ask for me; IF I really am the one who gets to choose. Until then, I'll just keep plugging along. I'll keep throwing my name in the hat. I'll keep showing up to sit in audiences, and when I'm not doing that, I'll keep dragging my lazy butt downstairs into the ice water.
Enjoy your spring and summer, southern hemisphere! I'll be up here, hoping for a mild and short winter!