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Where's a teleporter when you need one?

Gaaaaahhhh. So I submitted a resume for this student film posted on Craigslist. Director emails back with a synopsis that sounds really cool, and sets the auditions for last night. When, of course, I had rehearsal (until the sky dumped a whole bunch of white stuff on us). With the show next weekend, there's no way I can miss any more rehearsals.

I email back asking if I might be able to arrange another time. He emails all the prospective actors again, saying something has come up and he has to change the time to 1 p.m. tomorrow. Okay, I have rehearsal at 3, but if I can get in & out of there promptly... No, wait, he wants people to show up at 1 to go over stuff about the project/concept/whatever, but start the actual auditions at 2. (Director is from Taiwan, and has good but not spectacular English, so I'm a little confused about what's going on there.) And I'd need to leave the Art Institute by 2 to make it back to Elgin for rehearsal at 3.

So I email him again, saying hey, I have no problem getting there at 1, but is it possible to actually do what he needs for the audition so I can leave by 2, or is it just not meant to be?

This morning? Email saying he has set up an additional session at 6 p.m. this evening, and can I make that?

:: looks at snow :: Erm. Theoretically? Possibly? Probably a little late since I work until 5 at my house in Elgin? And, y'know, snow. Plus I'm still trying to make up hours from Tuesday afternoon.

Also, it is gaming night, and we have only one functioning car atm. And Household of havocthecat, which hosts gaming night, is having multiple car issues, and asking someone there to come pick up brainiacfive (who is the GM and kinda necessary) while I play hooky (again... have done so for several sessions in the past few months) is a bit obnoxious.

At this point, veering back into Not Meant To Be territory. From the tenor of his email, he got a bigger response from the posting than he expected, so my odds are down anyway. Just too much trouble. So I emailed back saying sorry, I have rehearsal tonight too. Because it's way simpler than trying to explain the actual nature of the game of Schedule Tetris I'm trying to play here. *headdesk*

*wistful sigh* I really do like the sound of this project, too. And the line between "challenge to overcome" and "the Universe is trying to tell me something" is too darn fuzzy. Leaving me all guilty about not doing everything I can to overcome the challenge -- failing the test of my dedication! And God/dess knows you can never have enough dedication in this business.

In the meantime, I've mostly already decided not to go out for NightBlue's Sweeney Todd tomorrow morning, because (a) thanks to last night's snow-induced night off, I will be at rehearsal from 3 - 9 with an hour break for dinner, so it's already going to be a hella long day for a Saturday, and (b) I have a second interview next Tuesday for the school administrator job at Ballet Chicago. If I get that, I'm not going to want to be trying to rehearse for a musical in a completely different direction while simultaneously transitioning away from Office of Doom (where I'm literally the only person who does almost everything I do) and learning the ropes of a new job. So holding off on theatre auditions until things are settled is probably wise.

The student film would be a much less hairy time commitment, if I could just get there to (*$&# AUDITION. *headdesk*headdesk*headdesk*

I swear I'm going to start buying lottery tickets. Too damn many lives at once.


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Feb. 1st, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC)
Yikes. Well, it's not like you're not trying to get projects. Clearly you are and have some that you're already doing. So I don't think your dedication is really in question. Although it was for the exact same reason that I did a marathon weekend of book-proofing, so I certainly understand the impulse to never turn away an opportunity, timing and sleep be damned!

A second interview sounds like an exceedingly good thing. I hope you get it!
Feb. 1st, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks, me too! I really like the sound of it from the discussion at the first interview. :: all appendages crossed ::

And turning away an opportunity, when there are so many people scrambling for the same ones, is never going to fail to induce some guilt. Then it collides with the grownup-with-responsibilities guilt, and you get entertaining tailspins like this one... %-}

(Also, I got your email, and will probably get back to you on it in the morning.)
Feb. 1st, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
I know "don't worry, be happy" is a little lame, but really, you seem to have at least one gig going all the time. And with a full-time job otherwise... how can anyone expect more?

I can stand to wait until morning. :-> I've got plenty of typing yet to do. ;)
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:40 am (UTC)
really, you seem to have at least one gig going all the time. And with a full-time job otherwise... how can anyone expect more?

*chuckle* This is how that happens, alas. Getting work is most of the work. And I'm trying to focus more on doing it smarter so it leads to the goal of getting rid of the full-time job. Hence, angst.

I figure I'm entertaining my flist, if nothing else. ;->
Feb. 1st, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
BTW, I just checked out the "What is a Wili?" link...

So could turn that into more BT fic ;)
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
It's probably going to inform a chunk of Coreen's exposition dump in #7. Now you know why my brain when *PING* at Eki's rundown of the myth in question.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 12:02 pm (UTC)
They do seem pretty similar.

It's like... desinty! :D
Feb. 2nd, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
I think I have failed to mention, in so many words, how much your industriousness and energy impress and inspire me. You really seem to know how to use your time well, and grab the most out of life.
Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! I don't always feel that's the case, and lately have been examining how to work smarter instead of harder to reach my goals. So that means a lot.
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