"The label you give yourself cannot impact external forces that are not motivated by your own psychology or influenced by a third party's pre-existing consciousness of you. We are all presented with reasons to struggle which come from completely external forces; to pretend that one is not struggling is either arrogance or an admission of defeat. To admit that one is struggling is a sign and a source of strength." - Evan A. Baker

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oooh! An Audition!

Folks (or rather, FANS!),

the Struggling Actress has been pretty down lately. The economy is crappy, meaning that people who go out to eat, (those who still do) are now splitting entrees to save money. Meaning their checks are lower and thus my tips smaller. And it's been slow anyways. The entertainment biz has pretty much been at a standstill. So all that extra money I would be making acting, I'm not.

I'm cutting coupons!

Luckily, I've got some great generous friends who will invite me over to hang out, and then make me eat their food. As my dear friend Glow says, "Food is For Eating!" Which, of course, it's not, when you're an actress. It's for looking at.

So, if you're in the LA area, here's a food tip of where to buy your groceries from dumbest, to smartest:
Whole Foods
Jon's / Trader Joe's. (Thanks Phoenix! I forgot!)
Super Superior Warehouse

Struggling actors and actresses speak a decent amount of Spanish from working in the service industry ("Necissito mas salsa roja, por favor!") so we shouldn't be afraid of going to the stores that have all their signs in Spanish. You WILL save money there, trust me, and (bonus) you can buy flan y horchata! yum yum yum, delicioso!

At any rate, I sort of have an audition tomorrow. I don't know what time yet, but hey, that's LA for you.

I am reading for "Tyra" 20’s-30’s, Female, Caucasian: Tyra is a beautiful, intelligent studio manager; the right hand man of the studio head. She's on top of her game professionally, but has put her personal life aside to nurture and manage the studio. She's passionate but focused, ready to make the hard decisions and generally known as the responsible one. She is the romantic lead.

It's for an indie film, "Moral Majority," a whodunnit where a serial killer offs a few porn stars, leaving biblical clues. Fun right? Wish me luck. I'm down and out and would really love something positive in my life right now. Like an audition time.


  1. "Trader Joe's" and "Your Local Farmer's Market" should be just below Target on your list, in my humble opinion.

  2. Oooh. I forgot all about TJ's. Silly me. I shop there all the time. I'll edit that in.

  3. 1: Yes, the farmer's market should be there.
    2: I must be dumb, cause 95% of the time, I shop at the Whole Foods.

  4. Aw, Ashley, I should let it be known that it's my life goal to one day be able to shop there all the time. It's so beautiful, and magical, and....awesome. I just can't afford the awesomeness right now.


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