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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.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Almost Famous

Today, I was famous for 15 seconds. My photo was featured on the Yahoo! homepage, and thus, I was seen by millions of Internet users. A friend of mine called me up to let me know that I was on the site, and at first I didn't understand what she was talking about. Then I figured it out.

Here's how it happened: Several months ago, I did a stock photo shoot for a commercial photographer. I was asked to bring a variety of business clothes, and I was shot in various "business" poses--on my cell phone, at a desk, using a laptop, etc. I got paid a small amount, but I mostly did it for the experience. I never thought I would see the finished product.

Then, today, one of my stock photos turned up on Yahoo! to illustrate a story about how to tell if your job is in danger. I am holding my face in my hands, looking disgruntled. But as soon as I printed out a copy of the page, the story disappeared. I scanned it into my computer, though, and I am reposting it here for your viewing pleasure. Ta-dah! Almost famous!


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