Friday, August 20, 2010

Extra, Extra, Read All About It

Okay, it took a week but I finally get around to writing about being an extra on Leverage.

First of all, wow! It was boring and fun and tedious and the most fun I'd had all week. Shuffling around the auditorium a thousand times, reconfiguring positions, looking excited to see someone I couldn't see for the pillar in the way, and best of all! I was chosen with three other girls to actually do some mini-acting bits. The camera pans away as I start my thing, so I may never see it, but I'll know I was there: laying down my flowers, making the sign of the cross, muttering 'prayers' under my breath. At one point, I was told I had good timing. Well, damn if I didn't glow!

I met some nice new people and actually had social interaction. I know, my lieblings, I'm just as shocked as you are. Some nice guys to talk to, one wants to date me (I think, but then what do I know about that nonsense?), but you know me, a lone wolf. *howls* Married to the job. Also saving myself and my virtue for Nick Stahl. Or Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris. *winks*

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Out of the Clear Blue...Gosh, Tom Lenk Has Pretty Blue Eyes...

So, I went to Tom Lenk's (he was on Buffy and on Broadway in Rock of Ages) one-man show last night. Oh. My. Collins. Head-Thrown-Back-ingly funny and sweet and plenty of theatre jokes for me to squee over.

He talked about lots of things: difficulty in relationships and the lack thereof, bedbug attacks that he could credibly liken to vampires because he's worked with vampires before, and an audience illustrated (I kid not) story of really sucky things that happened to him. But it was all the theatre jokes, the random bursting out into song (I do that too!), and the references to Broadway (one of maybe three people who knew who Alice Ripley was!) made me remember that theatre is my first love. Sure, I'm currently begging around for film/tv work, but theatre, ahhhh theatre. That's what energizes me like nothing else. And it seems Tom Lenk (who's so sweet and adorable and is descended from a long line of elves, apparently) feels much the same I do. That's awesome!

It really was a Nerdgasm and a Geekspasm!