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The Fabulous Adventures of Astera: Writer/Actress for Hire

Meet Astera (aka: me), a star in her own mind. Our plucky little heroine has embarked on not one but two difficult, low-paying career paths: writing and acting. Witness the menial jobs! The unreasonable demands! The quirky friends and family! And the glimmer of success just ahead! Through it all, Astera maintains her core beliefs: 1) She is destined to be fabulous 2) Everything is more fun with a cocktail.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


I just booked my first-ever paying on-screen acting job, and I have a speaking part. Drumroll, please...I will be playing a waitress in a training video for Ghirardelli Chocolate! That means that the only people who will ever see it will be new hires at Ghirardelli. Not exactly a star-making role. And I'm not going to live off the residuals or anything--it pays a whopping $150, but it's only shooting for four hours, so that's not too bad. Better than working for free! This job is what's known in industry parlance as an "industrial film." Yah, Dieter, bring out the sprockets. (That's a little inside joke for Mr. Pink.)

Ah, the glamorous life of a striving young actress. But hey, maybe I'll get some free chocolate! (Don't get me wrong...I am really excited about this. But I don't want to make too much of it, because probably most people won't think it's that big a deal. I've got to start somewhere, though!)


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