Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Acting Debut

We are supposed to be getting rain this afternoon, severe thunderstorms even. So when Snugglebug woke from an out-of-the-ordinary morning nap, we ran to Brookshires to pick up a few items and most importantly, to order his birthday cake.

It was a quick run, and I didn't bother to put on make-up and just pulled my frizzy hair back with a scrunchy and some clips. I did change my stay-at-home only shirt but kept the same hole in the knee jeans.

At the store, we put in our cake order (Nemo for my fish lover), and I proceeded to the frozen food aisle to pick up some veggies for a lunch stir-fry. On my way to the next section, I spotted a TV camerman in the dairy section filming butter of all things. As I past by, another man, not the cameraman but still involved somehow, stopped me and asked, "Can I ask you something?" "I suppose," I answered sheepishly. "Can we get you on film?"

You can imagine what was going through my mind. I certainly wasn't camera worthy. I explained my situation and my reluctance, but he said that it would only be my hands taking the butter off the shelf and placing it in the basket. I made him promise that's all it was, and he said it was.

So, the cameraman showed me where to stand and the butter to take off the shelf and how to place it in the basket. It took two takes but I think I got it right. I don't know if it really was just my hands but I hope so. I asked what the film was for and the non-camerman said it was for a company meeting for Rite-Valu, Brookshire's store brand. That made me feel a little better.

At least, the focus won't be on my make-up-less face. But, somehow, I doubt this will be my "big break," or my "discovery."

1 comment:

Araratacres said...

hey, you never know....there are hand models out there.....and some hand scout could see your hands and the next thing you know....you'll be wearing sunglasses in Hollywood. Just remember us when you are rich and famous, ok? :)