Archive for June, 2010

I’m going to Bloggaroo

Posted in Uncategorized on June 23, 2010 by doctorbacon

I decided I’m gonna try to include an image that has something to do with a topic in each blog…

But I digress…

Forget week, this has been quite a month! Since your last Baconblog fix:

I was wrong about the awards. It wasn’t for the ACoT (Austin Circle of Theaters), but for ACT (Austin Critics’ Table). Mistake aside, I ended up winning the supporting role, along with three other amazing actors, including pal Sean Martin.

I saw A-Team, Get Him to the Greek, and Toy Story 3. Toy Story 3 was incredible. It was one of those kinds of films that only made you want more, but happy to see it end where it did. I would love to see more, but I don’t think they can justify a story, let alone find one that’s better. Although I did say that for the previous sequels.

I got to see Clay for about an hour whilst he was in town to pick up some theater chairs from SEU.

I finally recieved my check from the seat belt commercial and paid some bills. But not only did my agent forget to take their 15% off the extra I was paid for the ADR (Additional Dialogue Recording), the check was more than originally negotiated! AND (just yesterday) I got another (small) check from FOX for Prison Break!

With the extra cash, I bought myself Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths and the Doctor Who: Complete David Tennant Specials. Good stuff!

I made a new Doctor Who friend. She came over and we watched the newest ep and fun was had. She ended up getting me sick though; she left her sweater mixed with some pillows on my couch. Her sweater was full of cat dander and fur (I’m allergic to cats). To give you an idea of how allergic I am, I got sick Sunday, and here it is, 3 A.M. Wednesday morning and I’m barely at about 85%. But still Sat night was a blast, and I look forward to more of the same this Sat. And I’m gonna make some of my kickass meatloaf! And yes, it does kickass, cause its not your usual bland meatloaf.

On top of making new friends, I’ve actually been awake (and not tired) at the same time as some old friends, and had some spare cash, and had the time to hang out and catch up. Except I couldn’t attend the monthly Supper Club meeting, I apologize to them and will hopefully make it next month.

I got a random call from my TX DOT PSA director. He wanted to see my availability for another PSA. It was a quick turn around and he didn’t really have the time, or desire, to hold auditions. He wanted to make sure I could do it before he pitched using me again to “the board”. They approved, and I went in Monday morning for a new PSA. This one is a Don’t Drink and Drive campaign that is going to be aired during the World Cup. Now that’s a fast turnover! They even had their editing guy ON SET with his equipment doing the editing in another room while we were still filming.

The shoot itself was a blast. We had real catering this time! Man, that chicken at lunch was taystee! This one is about three guys (Juan was brought back in too, but we’re not the same guys from the seat belt one) getting ready to go to the World Cup, but only one guy can drive… the Designated Driver. Who will it be? Unless I already told you, you won’t find out till the commercial airs! There’s one part where we scream, and boy, we took a lot of takes on that one. It didn’t help my sinus headache; we almost lost our voices, and we got a little light headed. The three guys have face paint on; I barely have any on… originally I was supposed to have just as much as the other guys, cause they didn’t want the audience to recognize me and think I was supposed to be the same guy from the seat belt spot. I was also supposed to be in body paint! The paint ended up not being thick enough for their likings, so that was nixed. And then they decided full face paint covered my facial expression too much, so they minimalized it. Hehehe.

I knew ahead of time what I wanted to be my shoot souvenir. There’s a giant key in the spot and I thought that would be awesome to have. Unfortunately, someone thought they would use it for some print ads… some verification/confirmation would have been nice. Anyway, since I ended up not in paint but shirted, I was able to keep my shirt.

After I was wrapped, some of the clients’ people (client=people who the commercial represents/kind of like producers) came up to me and said if it were up to them, I’d be their main guy. One even said it WAS up to her, and that she’ll see me for the next one. Here’s hopin!

Hokay. Now its gonna take a turn into being personal blog, but its on the acting side of my personal life.

What keeps me going, if you will, to become an actor.

A few years back, I lost my job at ARA around the same time I did my bit on Prison Break. It wasn’t a hefty paycheck, but it was enough to keep me afloat for a bit. I was enjoying myself during that time. Joseph, who was also on Prison Break, was staying with me at the time. Things were great. I was waking up early, going to the gym, playing video games with Joseph, eating sensibly, spending more time with my dogs, watching tv and going to movies pretty much whenever I wanted, hanging with friends whenever I could and just basically doing whatever I wanted whenever I wanted; and because of this, I slept better and I was healthier and losing weight. One day, while having toast with coffee and watching a Jake 2.0 marathon with Joseph, I told him how I realized my lifestyle and health was so much better because of this. Without thinking about it, he looked at me and said, “Welcome to being an actor.”

I want to go back to that. And I know I’m close to it.

We all have our dreams and whatnot, and don’t get me wrong, I’d love fame and fortune, but I’m fine with just enough success. When I get to that point, I’ll be fine with, as Steve Martin put it in his book, “Born Standing Up” (recommended reading), going to a restaraunt and not looking at the prices.

I’m almost afraid for this month to end! I don’t want things to back to how they were going before June…

Bully.

I hate automated blog systems

Posted in Uncategorized on June 14, 2010 by doctorbacon
So I’m covering a shift today. 3-11. WOW super busy. But I did a Team Lead thing that will let me do this. Now don’t go thinking I’m cheating at work or something like that. I’m at least logged into the system. There’s a few guys here who don’t even bother doing that for the whole shift. But that’s another story.

It’s been an eventful few days. I finally got one of my paychecks. So I paid some, bills, got a long overdue haircut (and shaved whilst I was at it), and took myself to some movies. I saw The A-team and Get Him to the Greek. Both movies were very entertaining. Also, as previously mentioned, I’m picking up an extra shift and getting some much needed overtime. I kinda fell behind on bills and whatnot when I did 3 half shift days to film for Tampa.

I made some kickass chili that I’m still chowing down on, and finally got something out of the freezer I had been meaning to try. I made some fried alligator. Yup. You heard (read) me. FRIED. ALLIGATOR. And it was freakin awesome. I had enough to make 3 servings, but I ate it all in one sitting.

I also got a sweet (no pun intended) recipe for root beer cookies. I had them once at Alamo Drafthouse and have been wanting more ever since. I found out why its not a normal menu item there or any other food establishment. Plain old root beer is not an ingredient. What gives the root beer flavor is root beer extract which is not something easily found in your local grocer. But if I ever find some, man I am stocking up on dat stuff!

On top of the overtime for today, I’m expecting to work both my nights off next week, too. One of our clients is having a some kind of big release so we expect ridiculous call volumes. I don’t mind. I like overtime.

Whoopsy, I forgot to post this blog. Everything above this was Sat. It is now during my Sunday night/Monday morning shift.

Moving on.

I guess I forgot to post cause I wasn’t really finished. Something else that happened this past week was that my second Rant finally premiered. After it’s posted on projectrant.com, it’s put on youtube at some point. I saw that people were commenting on it and started reading out of curiosity. Man they are, for the most part, freakin hilarious. Some people thought I was good, some didn’t, one pointed out my white teeth wishing their’s were that white (thank you!), one commented on my “huge earlobes”, and some even thought it was really my rant and some of them were calling me things like douchebag and what not. I got a kick out of these people who decided they hated me. But the best part of them? On this one, and on the other one I found out when I looked it up, I was recognized as the “seat belt guy”! I don’t know why, I just really found that amusing.

Side note on the seat belt thing. When I went to see Greek, there was a banner for the click it or ticket programin the theater lobby. It had the two cops we used, the car, and the two guys in the front seat looked like the guys from the commercial (if it wasn’t really them), but the seat belt guy didn’t look a thing like me. Some bald white guy with a beard. Pretty funny.

Now there may be some of you who may be wondering what my little contest is about on my FB status. And by that, I mean, I bet you wanna know the prize, Abbey. Well aintitcoolnews.com had a sort of contest. By submitting a photo of yourself with your favorite toy, you could get in to see TOY STORY 3 in 3D at IMAX for free. You didn’t have to submit a pic, but doing so gave you priority over those who didn’t and you got to invite more than one guest. I put three other people on my list. One was my friend’s wife, who ended up not being able to go. Now since our names were on a list and that’s how you got in, we needed a substitute wifey. They haven’t checked IDs in the past, so I figured I didn’t have to let the pass go to waste if I could get someone else in. Now you know why I was asking the ladies. And here’s the pic I submitted:

TOYS!!!
Good thing I didn’t take them home when I went to visit. I took some boxes of stuff I don’t use, and when I got to the box’o’toys, I had a gut feeling I should wait for the next trip to take it home.

Of course, I didn’t want to ruin the surprise so that way I wouldn’t have too many e-mails to sift through. Also, I knew right from the start that some girls were thinking I was trying to get a date. I figgerd if you were “afraid I was asking for a date”, you’re not really that much of a friend. And of course that meant less e-mails. Asides the fact that it wouldn’t be a date-since there’ll be two other guys… unless you’re into that kind of thing, which if you are gimme a call ;P, there is such a thing as a friend date.
But I digress.
What I’m trying to get to is, if there are some lady friends of mine who know me on FB, and allofasudden I get some more e-mails after I post this, you’ll automatically lose 10 points. But don’t let that deter you.  I haven’t recieved many e-mails anyway. I won’t say how many, but it’s close to… zero.

On that note, I think that’s it from the pulpit for now.

Bully!

That dancing blog was really important to me

Posted in Uncategorized on June 7, 2010 by doctorbacon

Man, that was some crap timing this weekend.

I went home to tie up some loose ends on stuff and pretty much drove right back. And I had work. And I had auditions.

Had.

As in I was supposed to have them. I ended up canceling on the Hamlet one, partly because they probably weren’t going to be able to get an Equity contract if I was cast, and partly cause I was just so freakin tired and under prepared. The other one… man I totally forgot to even call to set up the appointment. Oh well. My own fault, no one else to blame there.

Tonight is the ACOT awards. I was nominated for a best supporting role for Barfee but I’m not going. I’ve been nominated a few times before, and have never won, but its not really just that. I TOTALLY expect my buddy Jude Hickey to win for his performance in “Leave it to Beverly”. He was brilliant. If you didn’t catch that show, you really missed one of the best performances you’ll ever see. Besides, with the exclusion of Michael McKelvey shows, the original/new shows usually win the awards. Another reason is that I dedicated my performance to someone who is no longer in my life. I don’t care to be reminded about that. But good luck to everyone nominated!

I haven’t heard back from one job I applied for. If I haven’t heard by the end of the week, I’ll send out some more resumes/applications. Gotta stay busy!

David is back in town for TAP camp. He missed my cooking, so I made his favorite dish, beef stew, and we had some friends over. I did some serious cleaning of the kitchen, living room, and bathroom area. Let’s see how long it lasts this time. So far it’s been over a week! I’m not gonna bother with my room, but I’ve gotta wash those dogs!

That’s all from the pulpit today.