Things have been very exciting lately in Britternet Land. As you may recall from my last post, I got drunk in space for hundreds of thousands of people to see. 700,623 documented viewers–to be exact (as of 12pm, Sept. 4th, … Continue reading
Today… is a big deal.
I am leaving my day job to…–GASP–… ACT FULL TIME! And then… move to Los Angeles.
Yes, folks, it’s true. WHAT GOLD I HAVE STRUCK!
Let me explain.
I got a job at Artists Repertory Theatre doing the West Coast premiere of The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc. And let me tell you… I have never been so excited to do a play…EVER. The script is amazing, the cast is amazing, the director is amazing… I am on cloud nine. I cannot wait to get to work for our first rehearsal on Monday.
This show opens the beginning of September and runs through the middle of October. And then…! I am OUT. See ya, Portland, Hello Hollywood! (Read as: See ya, Moderate Stability, Hello, Poor-Britt-Living-Out-of-Her-Car-and-Only-Eating-20-Cent-Bananas!) It’s going to be rad.
Life is good. And scary. And uncertain. And thrilling. And EVERYTHING. And I love it.
ALSO! DANI returned home to LA today from her Grand India Adventure!!
TODAY IS SUCH A BIG DAY!!
Okay. I’m coming down off of my caffeine rush a little bit now, I promise.
So, I’m leaving my day job. And I’m kind of sad. I love my day job. I love the people, I love the place, I love how flexible they are with my hours and how understanding they are of my other commitments. I love how I can show up when I want, leave when I want, and– as long as the job gets done– no one seems to care. I feel very lucky. And am very grateful to have had this job for the past year and a half.
I had a going-away lunch party this afternoon.
Check this out:
In case you can’t tell, this last photo displays the beautiful “Advice For When You Move to LA” cards that each of my co-workers bestowed upon me. It’s pretty brilliant shit. I am keeping them forever. In my wallet.
Some of my faves include:
~”Don’t mess with people who have bad pictures of you/wearing headphones do not make farts silent/enjoy the moment”
~”Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes are NOT appropriate role models”
~”Don’t get on the highways during rush hour “(impossible)
~”Stay an Oregonian–don’t use an umbrella if it rains”
~”Protect the ‘Secret’ of Portland”
~”Eat more ‘choklit’ “
-“Make sure to get a cat to keep you sane…purrrr”
…Like I said, I love my coworkers.
I am genuinely sad to leave, but I am proud to make the first big step in moving forward with what I want in my life. And I know that making that step is seldom comfortable or easy.
Today I feel lucky, content, a little shaky, and very, very grateful. You’ve been good to me, reliable-office-job… you have been good to me.
I am also very grateful for the awesome crap that has been going on in my real world the past two weeks:
My (Past Couple) Week(s):
I have had excessive commercial auditions, ordered and printed my new headshots, got my reel cut (Thank you, Americonic Films!), and got a little more sleep than expected (…score).
…And we’re having a lot of fun!
Clearly. I mean, look at us.
I guarantee that this film is one for the books, people. I’m not going to give it away, but let’s just say you’ll be seeing a lot of this little short all over the interwebs soon. It will be epic. And I may be a bit of an idiot in it. We shall see. But regardless, this was–hands-down–the most entertaining shoot I have ever been a part of.
Speaking of Chris R. Wilson and his shenanigans, Cleverbot (Do You Love Me) was featured on Buzzfeed again! Seeing as I waste a shameful amount of my life on Buzzfeed looking at pictures of stoned cats and Things That Remind Me of My Childhood/ 90’s, it is crazy to see my face on there. And this happened not once, but twice! The first time (back in February) there was a thumbnail of my face at the top of the webpage in between a thumbnail of Miley Cyrus’s face and a thumbnail of Kate Middleton’s face. MIND=BLOWN. Aaaaaand… that was the high point of my life, folks! We can all go home now.
But seriously. I am going to go home now because I am about to leave my cubicle for the last time from the day job I (surprisingly) love. And that is a BOOOLD statement, coming from someone who has trouble sitting still.
Peace out, Office Job… it’s been real.
Thanks for reading, friends!
Dani and I, we be nerds.
Whilst chatting during our usual I’m-Driving-In-The-Car-Let’s-Conference-Call thing that we do, Dani and I started talking all NERD up in here.
I think that it started when I said something to Britt along the lines of, “Dude, it’s funny how we (us, people) are always like ‘ERMAHGERD** MY LIFE IS ENDING’ when really, our lives are constantly beginning.” And then I said “Duuuuude it sounds like I’m stoooooned,” and the conversation quickly spiraled out of control as we talked about the possibility that human life expectancy could be extended to 150 years and which specific humans we thought might survive partial bionic conversion and how being part-android would really only be available to rich white men and how most archetypal evil geniuses are rich white men, etc., etc.
I wish I could simply re-enact the conversations that we have for all of you . I mean, how cool would it be to have a device that would download our full conversations from our brains and then transcribe them into written word? Then we could simply transfer said convo onto this blogsite. Ka-bam! No more re-inventing the wheel here. [Yeah, Britt! No more of these puny fingers and keyboards slowing down our thought vomit!] …Dani and I should be able to upload our real-life conversations directly from our mouths and brains to the interwebs. Now THAT’S how nerds think, people! And let’s be real…we often talk about some pretty interesting (and profound!) shit.
Welllllll I dunno exactly how profound we get, but I LOVE being a nerd. I think being a nerd means just being totally out of the closet about the cool things that tickle your brain in all sexiest ways. I mean… the things that get all your brain juices flowing in imagination land. In that spirit, Britt and I are gonna nerd out so hard right now. Ready, set, GO!
Okay, D, what is your ideal nerdy double-feature?? I need to come out about my obsession with these two films–which I prefer to watch back-to-back:
Ooooo solid choices, B. Mine are more questionable, and I haven’t yet watched them back-to-back, but in the spirit of being open about my nerdness, here goes.
Let me just say that I know Aeon Flux got HORRIBLE reviews and is not in the same league as 5th Element or Serenity but IT WAS AWESOME and everyone can just leave me alone with my bad taste. Also, Ender’s Game is the beginning of one of my all time favorite sci fi book series, and the movie is currently in post production. I am SO EXCITED.
I’m going to be “that guy” right now and totally nominate myself for the Nerd Of The Month Award. This photo should do all all explanation you need.
Yup, that happened. I will now skip my acceptance speech (you’re welcome), take my 7-ft-tall-gold-calculator-statue award, and gracefully leave the stage. Thank you, Internet.
I will second that nomination, dear Britt! Partially because I want to get my paws on that 7 ft-tall-gold-calculator-statue and flip it upside down and type HELLO in majestic gold font, but also because I do declare that you are indeed the Nerd of the Month! Britt was in a video directed by Chris R. Wilson written by A MOTHAF***IN’ ROBOT. Chris R. Wilson is being interviewed by HuffPost Live alongside the creator of Siri for the segment “Artificial Creativity”. So many nerd points!!
And also I just like taking picutre of things and putting cats on them. I’m pretty sure that counts for Nerd.
I’m gonna go ahead and round out this post with this ridiculous, un-scientific video of a Dancing Gigantoraptor, in honor of the fact that scientists recently figured out the true color of a dinosaur called Archaeopteryx, and that it had iridescent black feathers. COOOOOOL.