Moving Forward

Another lengthy absence from posting. Forgive me, it's been tough to find the courage to just put myself out there again. A lot has happened. A lot.

I've been reluctant to write because I know this is a public place where I talk about my life, and I know that it may be hard for some people to read it. But I've got to keep going with my life and do the things that make me me.

What the hell am I talking about? Well, Sophie and I broke up. It had been a developing thing for a while, but we cut ties and haven't spoken to each other in an effort to be healthy. Giving each other space. Out of respect to that, I had been quiet where ever she might be - whether during Final Fantasy XI or here on my LJ. But, in the end, it is my journal and I've got to keep updating or there's no point in having one.

So, yes. I've reentered the world of the bachelorette.

In other news, I was cast in Deuce Bigalow 2. Yep. After making a fuss about a terrible audtion, I actually got a part. Not only that, but after they cast me for one role, they auditioned me for a larger one this week. I can't imagine a better way to go into an audition than to already have a part somewhere else in the movie. I don't think they really dug my take on the bigger role, but I haven't found out yet, so ... we'll see. At the very least, I have 2 days of shooting and they're flying me "abroad". At the very most, I'll have a 10-15 day shoot with the larger part (a girl with a tracheotomy. What comedy gold.).

I've signed on for another contract at Boom. It has the stipulations that I can leave whenever I get another job, get 3 weeks off in February, have 3 weeks paid vacation, get a 1000 euro airplane ticket somewhere, and can take time off to tour a show in the states. It's the most luxurious contract I can imagine, kinda like a huge junk food package. I'm starting to psych myself up to leave, (in 6 months to a year) which is as difficult a journey as it was to come here.

I'm going to Japan in the fall for 2 of those vacation weeks. Maybe with Jordan Peele? I hope so ...

Matt Jones is coming to join the madness here in Amsterdam. It's going to be very surreal to recognize a face from my past life wandering through this one. I can't wait to share this with him so that when we get back to Ultimate some time in the future, we can Yo together. Or something.

I continue to miss you all. This is the first Anime Expo I've missed in many years, and the longest I've gone without being home ever.