Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Hello, All You Happy People You

I borrowed that from Droopy. Cartoon dog, Tex Avery creation? I still like watching cartoons & Tex Avery did great stuff. Love Screwy Squirrel even though he apparently though Screwy was too nasty to people. I also figure I can dress as Red if I get the right outfit made for me & find a hair stylist to create the hairdo (might also have to get my hair cut but it's not like I'll ever get waist length hair).

On Sunday, I auditioned for a comedy show at the invitation of the person who created & stars in it. I swear, when I tell people I act & sing it's like an invitation for me to come in for auditions. This is the second time someone did that & was impressed w/my work.

I'm working on getting involved in this comedy show, my 3rd entertainment venture. After doing this reading, first off the producer found out I can sing & second, I was told to create a character who could show up on occasion but wasn't necessarily integral to the plot (largely b/c of my busy schedule & not knowing what I might be doing in a few months).

So right now, I'm developing ideas for characters & will get to perform at major comedy clubs in the city. As I was on the subway going home Sunday, it hit me that I don't have nearly the resume of the working actors I know but I'm here getting this shot. Kind of a leap from community theater, you know? I'll be in a show that people pay $ to see in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District!

Working on a different confidential project as well but I figure doing this stage performance will do a LOT for me professionally & personally:

A) Prepare me acting wise for the other project
B) Give me the chance to get on stage frequently, which I never get to do enough
C) Sing before an audience, something else I don't get to do except at karaoke
D) Develop a following that might see my other work or research other stuff I do, thereby not just helping me personally but the business ventures that have me
E) Furthering the dream, baby.

I'm not even thinking of large scale success; I'm just looking at the small stuff right now. Plus, it makes me feel more like a real creative type instead of someone who's just telling you about some play she did in high school.

I can also put this down as a great accomplishment that's mine & most people in my shoes can't claim.

So in light of the fact that being a performer is in my blood, why would I really consider most legal jobs? I found 2 ads today in the section that gave me a good laugh. First, the one for a lawyer:

Admitted Attorney needed in Manhattan (Downtown)
Date: 2010-07-19, 2:39PM EDT
Reply to: zhangandassociates@verizon.net [Errors when replying to ads?]

Manhattan small law firm needs an admitted attorney, no experience required. This law firm majorly practices in Immigration area. Good environment and good pay. Please email resume if interested.

* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 1851488139

With all due respect, let me decide for myself if it's a good environment & good pay, all right? Your good environment could be my nightmare.

And continuing in the tradition of ridiculous internships:

Writing/Research Legal Internship - Fall (TriBeCa)
Date: 2010-07-20, 9:40AM EDT
Reply to: job-gjf58-1852812824@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]

Great Opportunity! Boutique international legal recruiting firm seeks a motivated, well-organized and student for an internship starting at the end of the summer into the fall. Candidate must have very strong writing and research skills and will be responsible for drafting our guide to top US and UK law firms in Asia and the Middle East as well as possibly overseeing our blog. Additional responsibilities will depend on your interests and skill set i.e. marketing, advertising, producing additional content, etc. The firm is run by a Harvard Law School grad and, while small, we provide a great work environment and an energetic atmosphere. Please note that this internship is unpaid with a possible stipend and commissions depending on the time commitment and candidate. This is a great opportunity for a undergraduate or law student to get work published, become intimately familiar with the Asia and Middle East legal markets and make contacts in the international legal world. No language skills required.

* This is a part-time job.
* This is an internship job
* Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
* Please, no phone calls about this job!
* Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

PostingID: 1852812824

I really, really fucking HATE Craig's List posters & people in general who think going to Harvard Law school (or any Ivy league school for that matter) is supposed to impress me.

It does not. Oh, Lord it does not!!

Am I supposed to start grabbing your dick & massaging it?

Do you think telling people that means they're going to take off all their clothes & say "Take me. I'm yours?"

Is it some special exemption from civil and criminal law that we're all supposed to abide by? I wasn't aware of that law.

My classism might be acting up here but saying that in your first exchange with me or on a job ad just makes me think "What a sad, arrogant person who has nothing more to show for him/herself than to broadcast that fact."

If you're meeting me for the first time & want to make a good first impression, you don't want to tell me that unless I ask you where you went to law school or you say it casually if you ask where I went & I tell you. I have no shame for where I went to law school & don't base my self-worth on such silliness. If you do, then you are a very sad person who needs to find some inner peace ASAP. Leave the legal profession if you must.

If you don't expect such reactions b/c you went to an Ivy League school & treat all people equally regardless of race, age, social class, gender, etc., then you're not going to have problems with me.

Guess it also means I can be even more candid & so forth on this blog. After all, there's a reason creative types are known for being a bit (sometimes a lot) off the beam.

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