Tuesday, July 18, 2006

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portrait of a 34-year-old

I had a lovely birthday, thank you very much. I have wonderful friends and I would do well to remember that. We sang, we drank and I opened some wonderfully thoughtful gifts. That was Saturday night - before my birthday. Sadly, on Sunday morning I woke to a vicious allergy attack. I had to triple down on Reactine and then spent the rest of the day very, very stoned. I somehow managed to soldier on and open more gifts - a fantastic, custom Elmer dress and a super cool strapless number from Preloved. It was the b'day that kept on giving. Why, I even had another present fed-exed to my door Monday morning. Spoiled.

Ron Sexsmith makes me cry when I listen to him in the dark. He looks like a cherub. I almost chatted him up when he performed in the CBC studios until I remembered that I had nothing to say other than "I like your white jacket". I suspect we both dodged a bullet.

I wonder if my skin is thick enough for this freelance stuff. Rejection sucks. I avoid it and I rarely dish it out. I'm the girl you see slow dancing to Hotel California with the biggest creep in the bar. I just can't be mean... to people's faces. I paid my dues.

I am reading Martin Amis' Success. Why do I always relate with the most pathetic and unsavoury characters? I suspect I have answered my own question.

4 Comments:

Anonymous n said...

happy birthday to youuuu

7/18/2006 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, can we see the new dresses?

7/18/2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger Shane said...

If I can offer you some advice and a little support (on freelancing): just prance right up to the guy or girl and say "I can do this. Can I have the job?"

It works! It shows them you have the moxy and confidence in yourself. That, in turn, makes them confident in you. Seriously!!! I just did a hotel shoot (photos for mags, newspapers, i'net).

Do I have any training? No. Have I taken tonnes of pics and have decent gear? Yes.

Fuck it...Let's go and get the job.

7/21/2006 10:43 PM  
Blogger mel said...

oh I love preloved.. though, I can't fit into any of their clothes! I've tried...and tried again... and always leave upset :P

7/24/2006 2:40 PM  

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