I Got the Part

Work today and then a long rehearsal for the play. I received an email from the film company that I got the part for the commercial. We will be shooting next week at two locations. I have to memorize a spiel about how this retirement plan company helped me to retire and helped my employees. The script describes my character as “elderly man.” Niiiice.  It pays, though, and I’m taking the day off from work. I have a lot of PTO and I’ll use that and reschedule my work for other days. So, it’s a bit of double-dipping along with the pay from the shoot. I sent the director of the play an email tonight saying I won’t be there that day, even though we should be shooting by the time the rehearsal is schedule. It’s not clear from the rehearsal schedule that I’m needed, anyway.

The pretty girl I posted yesterday wants to do another shoot, this time in a wooded area next to my home. It’s an outdoor lingerie shoot. I’ve never done lingerie outdoors, so that should be interesting. It’s secluded enough that it shouldn’t be a problem. I’ve got another shoot scheduled Sunday, but I don’t have high hopes that it will actually happen. This girl is heavily tattooed. Another would-be model is going through a divorce and has offered me her backdrops and lights. Evidently, she was in photography, too, at some point. Again, I’m not holding my breath on receiving them or getting a session with her, but who knows?

It’s nice being busy. My wife is unhappy because she’s stuck here without a car and I don’t blame her. We must get another car running. There are a lot of adjustments we need to make to turn around this depression she’s in. I feel a bit helpless.

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August 15, 2019

Maybe your wife can take a bus to the mall just to get out and see what real people look like?  I do that when I start to feel like I have Cabin fever.

August 16, 2019

@jaythesmartone There is no bus service where we live. The only mall here is pretty much the pits. The root of the problem is that she feels she has no purpose in life now that our daughter is grown and she has no job. She was a medical transcriptionist, but lost that job to technology.

3 weeks ago

@solovoice I can understand what your wife is going through as I’m in a similar situation. On top of that, I recently received a diagnosis for the mystery illness that has always plagued me. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. It’s a degenerative genetic disease that affects my mobility. So here I am wondering what to do with my life, but also having to keep whatever it is kind of small so I can do it from home. :/ It’s scary to lose your purpose. Effexor has helped me. She might want to look into antidepressants until she regains some oomph.

August 16, 2019

So sorry your wife is going through a tough time.

August 17, 2019

@queenofegypt Thanks…

August 21, 2019

Congrats on all the work you’re doing in the arts. It always makes me happy to hear people being passionate about such things.  (I was a pretty damn good musician at one point, till an injury put an end to it my senior year of studying music ed in college.)

I am sorry to hear of your wife’s depression. Hard to feel a lack of purpose and isolated…it must be hard on you as well. I hope a solution presents itself soon. Best wishes.

August 22, 2019

@thecriticsdarling Thank you.