"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 27, 2010

A Prayer for the Parking

We struggling actresses go from casting office to casting office with one thing in mind: Is there free parking nearby?

At Zydeco studios, in the Valley, with a huge parking lot, there are signs that yell: No Talent Parking! with a note taped to the door: IF YOU PARKED IN THIS LOT YOU WILL BE TOWED! NO TALENT PARKING!

Okay, okay, jeez. We get it.

So when you have an audition in Beverly Hills, and see this sign:

it hurts your head.

When I first came to LA, I accompanied a friend to a Scientologist mixer where some famous person spoke about parking and how if she just said, "Okay, I am going to find a great parking space!" she would! It's positive thinking to the Xenu-th degree.

May the parking fairies always be with you, may you always have dimes, nickels, and quarters, and may you never get your car towed from 4-7pm in anti-gridlock zones.


  1. your parking problem will be solved soon.

  2. And may your baggie of audition parking change never get stolen when a thief breaks into your car. Bastards. I always leave my change loose now because of that.

  3. I keep a cute beaded coin purse in my acting bag. Along with a pen, pencil and a highlighter. I'm a school supplies Nerd!

  4. One of my most clear childhood memories is my mom getting us to chant "Think good park! Think good park!" when we ran errands with her. I still believe it's true to this day. And... let me tell you, after having a car in NYC for over a year. It can be a total bitch. But, we were really pretty lucky with parking spots. Pondering positively on parking works I tell you! : )


Play nice.