A Whole Lot of Stuffs

Yesterday had its ups and downs. On the up side, the other newbie (David) and I joined the Actors’ Equity union. Our Equity rep insisted on taking us out to dinner, since she was having us come to work early to do all the paperwork, so we got to go to the Portobello Yacht Club and eat thirty-dollar meals. I had a grilled red snapper with roasted potatoes and fried baby artichokes. Delicious! So now I’m a card-carrying professional unionized actor. On the down side, we found out that our. . . Read More!

I'm Like a Caveman

I just saved 77% by switching to Geico. My Allstate motorcycle insurance policy was for $727 for the year. And for some reason, they had my scooter in their system as the model “XV1700A” (it’s actually an XC50V) and noted that it has an engine displacement of 1670cc (it’s actually a mere 49cc). I called my local agent, who told me that she had no way to change the model number … but the amount should be correct, because it’s properly listed as “motorcycle-scooter-moped”. Which sounds more like a general. . . Read More!

360!

We combined our birthday power and got an Xbox 360 yesterday. It came with Xbox Arcade, and Scott also bought Gears of War. I’m just glad that Psychonauts is now bacward-compatible. Now if only they’d add Mercenaries to the list, before Mercenaries 2 comes out (in “holiday 2007”). Read More!

8 weeks down

And so ends week 8 of performing here at WDW. My probation period is now over! One of the other actors, who’s just above me in the senority hierarchy, used to have my days off (Monday and Tuesday) — he took different days when they re-bid, but he now wants his old days back. He offered to switch with me, and I totally accepted. So now I’m off on Saturday and Sunday. Barely here two months, and already I get weekend days off! Of course, that means my two nights. . . Read More!

Taxcitement

I just filed taxes electronically for the first time. I had all my numbers already crunched, and it turns out that we just made the cutoff to use TurboTax’s “Freedom Edition” for free. So supposedly, a refund could be direct deposited in as little as 9 days. It’s also nice to know that TurboTax came up with the exact same numbers I did. Less than a week now until my birthday, which marks the exactly 60-day point from when I started my new job (it feels like both much longer. . . Read More!