Friday, 10 September 2004
|1618 - Could my schedule get more insane?|
First, yesterday: I was up, packed, in costume, and checked out of the hotel by 9:30. We shot the second date by 2:30, and I took the stretch limo to LAX. I changed out of costume in the back of the limo. Good thing it had blackout tint on the windows, or else I'd have flashed hell out of some folks on the freeway.
Got to Austin on time, just after 10 PM. The flight was really lightly loaded, so I had my suitcase in short order, and got to the Alamo Drafthouse by 11. I sat around until the previous movie let out, then went into the back room and changed back into the costume. Before the movie, I took about 10 minutes' worth of questions, and then watched the film. landley came up to me after the movie, and I got pictures taken with several folks and answered even more questions. Rob and I talked a while, and then I went to the friend's house I'm staying at, where I stayed up a while longer talking before finally getting to bed about 3:15.
My cellphone's alarm clock function works well. It blasted me out of bed promptly at 5:30. Showered, drank coffee, ate a Pop-Tart, read the story in today's Austin American-Statesman, got back in the car, drove downtown. I was on the local Fox station's morning TV news for a segment. Drove back to Kurt's house. Collapsed.
I felt a lot better when I got up a little after noon, and a lot better still after a double meat Whataburger with cheese and jalapenos. Yum.
Now, next week's insanity:
On the way home from getting the yummy Whataburger, I got a call. I'm flying out to LA Monday morning, appearing on the show Monday night, taking the red-eye to Newark after the show, getting there sometime Tuesday morning, changing clothes at the airport, going to see a customer Tuesday and Wednesday, flying back to LA Thursday morning, then home Friday or Saturday. Is this crazy or what?
current mood: exhausted
Any NYC? I have some divided dishes I should give Vakko.
Ah... the price of fame.... ducks and scurries for cover! Also calls over shoulder: Rock on Tron Guy! I'm proud to know you!
You are one of my favorite internet heros. Keep it up.
gotta be the longest 15 minutes ever....but in a good way HEH...
Congrats on the ongoing sucess!
Yeah, I think it's kinda crazy. :) It seems like this "TRON guy" routine is morphing into a full-time job all on its own. Have you somehow become a regular on the show? Most celebs that get to appear on the shows will be on once, maybe twice if they're lucky. I don't think I could hack you schedule, so more power to you!
Yes, it is turning into a much more involved thing, and it'll become a lucrative one if my agent has anything to say about it. That's what he's there for.
The way the IT field is going, I won't squawk if this turns into a career...as it may well be more secure. (Yes, I know just how fickle the entertainment industry is. It's still more stable than IT right now.)
The story in Austin's American-Statesman is a great article about you. It's probably one of the best that I've seen yet. It really tells how much you rock!! :D