Monday, August 18, 2008

Taking the good with the bad.

This past week has been great in many ways and terrible in others.

On the plus side:

I went to an audition at Audible.com and got a great response. The director said he thought my acting was great and he literally offered me an audiobook to narrate on the spot. That was unexpected and wonderful.

I booked several hours of ADR work at my favorite client, EBRU TV where I learned that I am very popular in Turkey. People have my voice on their DVDs! That was cool to learn. Now if I can get them to pay union rates!

On the terrible side:

I had to say goodbye to my beautiful, faithful little companion of over a dozen years this week. There's a huge hole in my heart at his loss and I can't even think of him without breaking down. R.I.P. My Little Gizmo, I loved you and I miss you something terrible.

4 comments:

Jorge Velasco said...

Sorry about your dog Joe :( but congratulations on the Audiobook gig... nice blog.

Peter O'Connell said...

My goodness Joe you have had a tough year and having lost a dog I know exactly how crappy you feel. Two points:

1. I am terribly sorry for your loss.

2. Don't feel awkward about feeling so awful as there are folks who've never had a pet who don't get it. Most everyone else HAS had a pet and we share your pain.

Best always,
- Peter

Sandy Weaver Carman said...

Joe, congrats on having some sweet to go with your bitter this week. Life does try to maintain balance, so it's gratifying to hear that good things continue to flow to you in spite of the huge loss you suffered.

If no one has sent you to the rainbow bridge site, just google rainbow bridge, but take some tissues with you.

As someone who's loved a lot of dogs and said goodbye to most of them over the last 30 years, your pain is familiar. Gizmo undoubtedly gave you great joy, but you also gave him a great life. Remember that, ok?

May time speed its passage to heal your heart sooner.

Voiceover Thespian said...

Thank you all for the kind sentiments. I truly appreciate it.