Friday, July 08, 2005

I'm Fakin'

Guess what? I got called back to be the ball player in Family Reunion!!! Mind you, I have no acting ability whatsoever. Then again, that didn't stop DMX. So I get this call, at 2:15 talking about we need you here to get fitted for your outfit by 3:30. I said I can be there by 5:30. That wasn't acceptable. It was, be there now, or they don't need me. Maybe that's why the wanna-be actors work in restaurants & stuff, so they have the ability to leave at a moment's notice. I have that ability, but just not willing to do it. Maybe it would be different if I worked downtown, but I was just not willing to drop the rest of my tasks for the day to attend a fitting for a role that they haven't even given me a contract for yet. Now if they told me I was going to makd $500 for a hard day's work, I'd be like, "Boss, I'm suddenly sick. Bye!" But I couldn't get any confirmation that the role was really mine, or what the compenstation was. So, in other words, its likely that I could have wasted my time to attend. But then again, it could've been my grand chance to blow up on the big screen! Get more roles! Get paid! Obviously, I'm just fakin, because if that's what I really wanted, I would be down there.


You know what? I'm just going to have to that super uncool dork that that doesn't mind watching bootlegged movies on my computer. I can watch a half hour here & there, and end the week knowing that I watched a bad movie knowing that I didn't waste my money on it. *cough*cough*h.!.t.c.h*cough*cough

Hustle & Flow

Speaking of movies, I saw an advance screening of Hustle & Flow. No, I actually went to the theater to see it! It was enjoyable. So if you're looking for a flick to have a good laugh to, here you go. It has its slow parts, and nothing close to being the summer's best movie, but it's a good flick to see nonetheless. Why would parents bring their little kids to see this movie? No wonder these kids are messed up.

Bad Ass Kids

Speaking of kids, the 4th of July was a perfect opportunity to for bas assed kids of Atlanta to represent. If you know about Bankhead, then you know what I'm talking about. These idiots threw rocks & firecrackers at passing motorists on the highway. A teenager was successful at launching a bottle rocket inside the cab of a moving tanker truck filled with 7500 gallons of diesel fuel. Truck capsizes, fuel spills, kids are still playing with firecrackers. They proceeded to beat & rob the driver, and over 50 kids were jumping on top of the overturned trailer (with fuel leaking) when the cops arrived. Only in Atlanta. Here's the news article


At 6:46 PM, Blogger Call 2 Arms said...

Those kids are horrible, they and their parents need to be chained, jailed and placed on a work crew. I know why folks are still singing songs to Dixie.

At 12:21 PM, Blogger coley said...

I read about this on ummm I think it was Yolanda's blog... BUT Yah those kids are more than "bad asses" they're evil! I'm with C2A, they're parents need to be held responsible along with the kids!!!

At 1:03 PM, Blogger WIP said...

*Warning: I've been diligently working on leaving quick - yet - witty comments, for my favorite blog reads. But, now that I've "discovered" this "show original post" link, within the Blogger comment section, I-on-know-man? Ends warning*

I am so, scratch that...I am SO MAD with you, Chill'. It must be true about you not "missing" large amounts of money in your account. You. Must. B'. Ballin'. Because, I can't believe you didn't go to the fitting (read: call-back). I am, like, blowed. To say the least. Have you dealt in that arena heavily? If so, then I'm "assuming" you knew what you were doing, and I'll leave the "bullying" alone. But (and that's a big ol' Beyonce` one), if you haven't had your hand in it a lot, then I think you really should have played slick, I meant, "sick" and went to the fitting.

*Quick soapbox moment* My son went to a casting call, on a whim (the husband took him for me because I so believe in "male" or father-son bonding [read: a break from the rambunctious sprog]. They saw him. Loved him. And since he didn't have "an agent" that sent him, they sent the hubby home with instructions to bring him back the next pre-dawn morning. Still, no "money" had been discussed at this juncture. No biggie. I had been wanting to test the show-biz waters via my adorable children (I did say it was a soapbox moment.), so I really wasn't concerned about that aspect. Yet. The next morning, my husband (called in slick, I mean said he had an appointment), and took our middle child to his fitting/casting/etc. By the time it was over (like 10 AM, I said they had been there since the butt-crack of dawn), he was hitting me up on the phone all geeked, "Bae ... Bae, guess how much "the son" just grossed per hour?" "I-on-know?" "One-fiddy!" You know, I went to doing the math and was totally blowed to say the least. It was SO worth it. And to top it off, they called us back, again, asking for "the son" to do a calendar promo for AAA and Walt Disney. After that, I got family (my uncle is a pro' photographer) and everyone else involved in the venture to get his portfolio done, his new "resume" to attach to the back of his fresh 8x10 black and white headshots. Yes, he's done more work, but that biz and the industry is work in and of itself. I have dropped the ball, but if he shows interest again, I'll do whatever it takes to transport him to and fro. Mama needs a new pair of shoes *wink*.

Oh, now that post-hi-jacking is almost over, I'll add my o'-original comments: yes, I know "Bankhead"; dang, you didn't like "Hitch?"; thanks for the early movie review, I'll hopefully catch that one; yes, I know bad-as-kids - just not minez!

At 4:26 PM, Anonymous Miss A. said...

I was on vacation...
didn't hear shit about the outside world... and glad I didn't.

where can I download movies?

At 3:00 AM, Blogger B.E.G said...

Yet another reason not to have kids.

At 10:03 PM, Anonymous SweetB... said... email me to give me a tutorial on movies for my comp....sitah is computer savey, but I've yet to move onto the DVD movie side..

At 7:18 AM, Blogger Jez Chill said...

Proactiff: I've wondered long & hard if I made the right decision, but I just wasn't going to just up & leave like that when I have work to do. I guess that shows where my priorities lie. Congrats on raising a future star!

Seems like a lot of people liked Hitch. Maybe I'm the only one who didn't. My theory: It's a chick flick.

B.E.G: No, that's a reason to be a good mother & don't raise some bad-assed kids!

Sorry, I'm not e-mailing anyone or going to publicly say how to do something which may be illegal. But, Google doesn't have a conscience. :-)

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Sheron said...

I heard about the accident on Bankhead. The driver described the perps as "all wearing white tees".


ONLY in Atlanta...

At 5:55 PM, Blogger E to the dwige said...

That is crazy what in the world is wrong w/ kids..lawd...

Uh did you say that Hitch was bad?!?! Not sure you and I are talking about the same movie cause the Hitch I saw was GREAT! lol!

At 4:51 PM, Blogger SMW said...

Your blog is so cute!

he he...I dont know if you think that is a compliment, but it is.

At 5:03 PM, Blogger PISTACHIO JOE said...

these crop of kids now a days are outta control, they mammas and daddys need they asses whipped, for real!!!


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