"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

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Orange You Glad You Went To Chapman?

I love booking from headshots! I really do! It's so simple! I click "submit," and then I get a call saying, "Yes! We want to pay you! We can tell we love you just from your photo!"
And I always think the same thing: "Thank you Photoshop CS3!"

I booked a Hair Care gig that shoots aaaaall the way in Orange, (at roughly 36 miles, it is sometimes a 2 hour drive.) But I got my major in pretend in Orange, so I actually love going there because I drive down Katella, or Tustin, or heck, Shoppertainment, and I am flooded with memories. Like:

There's my old job at the Ugly Mug!
There's that cuban restaurant Eric would take me to!

There's the do-it-yourself car wash where Jen and I would speed wash her car!

It's fun to go back and relive my college days. (which were like, cough, cough, only a year ago, hack!) I made a lot of great friends there. I grew a lot there. I discovered a lot about life and love there. And I'm especially thankful for my senior year there. I was in love and surrounded and supported by dear, dear friends.

And I still am. And it's funny sometimes that it takes me a direct headshot booking to remember that.

Thank you, friends. Thank you.


  1. You worked at the Ugly Mug?!?! I have a newspaper clipping from their weekly lineup when my band, The Ditty Brigade, played there.

    Sigh, Camp Chapman.

  2. Ha--I remember going to SEE "The Ditty Brigade" perform at The Ugly Mug. And walking around the Circle with my "Mayan Mocha". Mmmmm...

  3. Give me beans and rice at Felix's! Give me the shawirma plate at Papa Hassan's (followed by some Heaven...)! Give me karaoke at Kwan's! Puppy play time at that pet store by the Rite Aid!
    And yes: the speed car wash. Wanna play Scrabble? I'll make bacon and we'll drink Coke and our boyfriends will come over.

  4. Ashley, heck yeah I worked at the ugly mug! I understood Phil like no other.

    JMarls - oh, bacon, cokes, and scrabble. come over!

  5. Do you remember drinking Southern Comfort and going to the high school to meet the animals late at night... I do!


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