in the name of entertainment!

Dear inconsiderate and shallow people of the greater Los Angeles area,

I understand that the fire might not be near you or your friends.

I understand that you don’t care to hear about it constantly on your favorite networks because you’d rather watch your coveted soaps.

I sincerely thank you for giving back to the economy with that new HDTV to better your television consumption.  It’s a good cause and it makes for solid jobs for my friends.

It breaks my heart because your programming is interrupted by the news coverage.

It breaks my heart that my boyfriend and the many other people who work within the entertainment sector to produce your beloved shows are coughing through the smoke and forced to work extra hours to try and get the shots they need because of the fires.

But you’re right, scrolling text should be sufficient for the news.  Like when your neighborhood catches fire and you need to evacuate.  Maybe you’ll get lucky and catch it as scrolls past your screen.  Or maybe you’ll be too busy in the other room getting popcorn.

So thank you for your complaints about the fires.  Thank you for belittling that person who just lost their home due to a natural disaster.  Really, it shows a lot about you.

Sincerely,

just a girl who cares about her fellow neighbor, but also loves entertainment

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off the radar update

It’s been a good couple of weeks since I’ve really made a cameo into the social scene but that’s about to be changed.  I’ve been pounding the virtual pavement feverishly for leads… to be given an offer a few weeks ago.  I was very optimistic about the position as its within the industry I have the most experience in- video games.

Fingers crossed, I will be starting back the 9-5 days on Monday.  I am beyond eager to finally get back in line.  The lapse has been beyond frustrating as it has been pushed back not 1, but 3 times now.  When I was originally offered the spot, they told me that I’d be starting the following Monday, then it was supposed to be this Monday, and now this coming Monday.

The beauty about any job within the entertainment industry-much like tech, is that continuous love/hate relationship.  You are either swamped with tons of work or are sitting by the phone waiting for the call.  I crave the 12+ hour days.  To an extent, I’m kind of envious of the grip (even if he does get injured quite a bit at work) because you can tell how much he loves his work, despite the drawbacks.  I believe that’s part of what it takes to be successful here.

Passion.  Dedication.  Drive.

One can’t put all their eggs in one basket, as I have learned over the past few weeks even more so that time is a pertinent and valuable commodity.  I’ve lost quite a bit playing the waiting game.   I am also currently looking for other solid leads.

That said, however, and this is a bit embarrassing to admit, it’s hindered on my ability to go to as many events recently as I skim through the teensy bit of savings I have left.  This isn’t meant to be a pity party at all- I’m alright thanks to a few wonderful people within my life.  (Though if you must insist on buying me alcohol, I won’t turn you down… please keep it roofie free unless you’re incredibly attractive and/or otherwise awesome though) I’ve just been pushing myself to be incredibly responsible even more so than usual.

When I found out about a friend of mine hosting a PR 101 meeting last night and wasn’t there, I felt really bad that I had not been there to support her.  She is absolutely amazing and I could learn a lot from her.  The people are first and foremost why I attend these functions.  They are a varied web of open source information if you only take the time to listen.

I was hesitant at first to committing to anything but decided that I miss my friends and enjoy the events quite a bit.  I miss hearing people’s stories.  I want to know more about them, and how they push the envelope for their industries.  I’m pushing myself to attend more again, even if I feel like it happens sporadically as compared to the past.

Who knows?  Maybe someone out there will have the opportunity I’ve been looking for.. or maybe, just maybe I’ll be that for them.

I look forward to seeing the usual suspects tonight.  I’ve missed you.

*Cheers*

To be continued…

Dear Hollywood,

I’m learning I have a love/hate relationship with you.  Some days I really understand what Marilyn meant when she said.

“They’ll pay you a million dollars for your kiss, but a penny for your soul.”

I’m still getting used to the city here.   I have seen the grungy dirty vision of Hollywood.  Wiser… I know better now.  I felt as if perhaps that spark of Hollywood was really more of a myth than a reality.

Thank you for today.  Thank you thank you thank you.

You restored my faith.

Now if you’ll excuse me, in celebration of this… I’m going to go to Burbank for some Kareokee with porn stars.

Full story to be contined…

Love (at least for today),

J