Category Archives: is this such a great idea?

L.A. and other natural disasters

I moved to L.A. in June 2010. I experienced my first earthquake in June 2010. Welcome to California! I was watching T.V. in my Hollywood sublet when suddenly the couch beneath me began to sway. Having come from the East … Continue reading

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Now I see why people turn to alcohol

I’m still temping as a receptionist. I think we’re on Month 5, but I’ve lost count. Here is a lovely snippet of a conversation I had today: WOMAN ON PHONE: (five seconds after I pick up) “It’s taking everything in … Continue reading

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The Yes Experiment

I’m ashamed to say that a Jim Carrey movie inspired my latest idea, the Yes Experiment. This movie, Yes Man, was based on an autobiographical book by Danny Wallace, who spent a year answering “yes” to any question or proposal … Continue reading

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The Hollywood food chain. Note: You are algae.

Do you remember the last time you made thirteen dollars an hour? I do: today at my temp job. And this is good money for LA– most stuff I’ve seen is eight bucks an hour. Breaking into entertainment industry is … Continue reading

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HOORAY, I’ve been up for 29 hours script-polishing!

I’m not entirely sure I ought to be posting right now since I’m a little loopy¬† (see above post title), but hey – I am trying to give you guys an accurate picture of what life in H’wood is like. … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about never doing audience work again

Are you good at clapping? Are you good at clapping for seven hours? Are you good at clapping for seven hours at a game show that’s not really that funny or compelling, but is sometimes amusing because Andy Richter is … Continue reading

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The Devil Has Bad Grammar

Oh, dear God. So being the investigative journalist I am, I’ve already got my hands on the supposedly super-secret United Talent Agency (UTA) job list. It lists different positions with producers, agencies, and celebrities. It sounds uber-cool, but it’s actually … Continue reading

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You Are Such an Angsty 20-Something

So. I am shamelessly pulling the typical angsty 20-something move where I leave behind everything I know and head for the glamour of Hollywood. This is the part where I think I’m being really original by packing up all my … Continue reading

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