2009/04/16

This is Why I Never Do This

DaGoddess @ 00:37

I spend precious little time on Facebook. I really signed up because a dear friend of mine who moved away signed up and it was the only way to keep up with all the exciting changes in said friend’s life (email, apparently, was not an option — not sure why).

Getting back to my point (yes, there is one!), I just got this note posted on my wall:

Hey! I saw YOUR NAME in BIG type (none of that 8 pt hidden in the corner) on a poster for the TOMCAT COURTNEY show at Rhythm Room on Friday May 1st. “PHOTO BY DA GODDESS” and in caps like this

My feeble response?

No way! Are you serious? Are you going to steal that poster for me? Please! Pretty please! I’ll be your bestest friend EVER! Woo hoo!

I’m not too excited am I?

And this is why you don’t see me post about what happens on Facebook. I also don’t post what happens on Twitter because I’m not a tweeter. I refuse. Yep, I refuse to cave in and micro blog. If I want to do that, I can do it here. I’m just that special.

Anyhow, that lame response? It’s why I never tell you about what’s going on over on Facebook. I sound like a 12 year-old (and a slow one at that) who lacks maturity.

The good news, in case you missed it in all my adolescent blubbering: one of my photos is now a promotional poster in a very cool club. I feel all schoolgirlish and fluttery.

Oh, and the other good news? I’m assisting on two, maybe three, shoots this weekend. Yay!

In other other good news, my big shoot next Friday night looks to be very interesting. It turns out my interaction with the gal who’s coordinating everything has paid off in that I’ve targeted the act I most want to shoot and AND(!) since I have so much concert experience, I’m sort of going to be calling the shots on stage stuff. I’ve given her a list of things to ask the event planners and access we really need to have. Who’da thunk all my crazy time spent in dark clubs would come in so handy?

Does all this sound too braggy or is this okay? I mean, I’m kinda excited. If by “kinda”, I mean TOTALLY. Is it okay or should I take it down a notch or seven?

The only bad news about all of this is that two of the three gigs are paid, with the longest event requiring the most work not being paid, but resulting in some major exposure. And as we saw in the first blockquote, exposure ain’t too shabby.

16 Comments

  1. :worship:

    Comment by Cheri @ Blog This Mom! — 2009/04/16 @ 06:31

  2. Very cool! You don’t sound too braggy at all – you sound sincere, humble, and excited. I’ll send you continued warm buzz. Go DaGoddess!

    Comment by Chris — 2009/04/16 @ 06:34

  3. This is where good things start to happen, right? Something HAS to go right for a change.

    :grouphug:

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 06:39

  4. Just make sure that you remember all of your friends when you get rich and famous!
    :clap:

    Comment by Jan — 2009/04/16 @ 06:54

  5. Oh you’re at the top of the list! Right after the gas & electric folks, the phone peeps, and the cable guy.

    The big event next weekend? I really should be getting paid for all the help I’ve given the photo coordinator. She’s in way over her head and with a few simple keystrokes, I’ve provided her with ample assistance. The good part is: I’ll be surrounded by bands and DJs who may need photography in the future (carrying lots of cards with me). I’m also choosing the acts I want to photograph first and foremost, assigning the rest to other photographers. Funny how I managed to get that plum assignment. (Not really, my concert work is what made this gal jump when I said I was interested.) I am going to find out if she’s getting any cash for her part. If she is, I will ask for some.

    Hope your Thursday is good. I know mine started off poorly, but it’s getting better with each passing moment.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 07:02

  6. one of my photos is now a promotional poster in a very cool club.

    That right there is enough to make me cry!! That’s awesome! Congrats!! :clap: :nana:

    I know you’ll do great work at the shoots this weekend! The payment for the long one IS the exposure, right?
    :thumbs:

    Comment by Pam — 2009/04/16 @ 07:04

  7. Facebook is evil. Twitter is just harmless antics.

    Comment by Rob Sama — 2009/04/16 @ 07:36

  8. Nuh unh. You got it backwards. Twitter is eeeeeeeeeeeviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil! If you’re going to micro blog, use a damn blog.

    I refuse to play along. Tis not for moi.

    I’m such a snob, aren’t I?

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 07:40

  9. Woot for yoU! Not bragging. This is AWESOME! And if you can’t tell your bloggy friends, who can you tell??!!

    Comment by The Girl Next Door — 2009/04/16 @ 15:53

  10. Aww, thanks. Guess you’re right. If I can’t get happy here, what’s the point?

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/16 @ 19:54

  11. That’s not bragging that is wonderful. I can’t wait to tell my friends I got to post comments and send emails to someone famous! now if I could just find that darn camera book… sigh…

    Comment by vw bug — 2009/04/17 @ 02:55

  12. hahahahaha famous! hahahahahahahaha

    Maybe someday after I write my book

    famous

    hahahahahahahaha

    Seriously though? Thank you. You made me smile

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/17 @ 08:19

  13. Great news, my friend! You have my permission to sound as 12-year-old girlie as you like! :yay:

    Comment by Amanda — 2009/04/19 @ 18:20

  14. Now if only the pay made me squeal like a school girl.

    Sigh.

    But I am excited to be on this path. It’s slow but sure. Within two minutes of us actually meeting face to face, the photographer asked me if I was available for a wedding next month. I already had something planned, but I will gladly change those plans and shoot the wedding. If she wants me to be a second shooter, it’ll cost her more, though. That’s reasonable, right?

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/20 @ 03:16

  15. Okay, tried to find you on Facebook but couldn’t. Look me up- won’t you be my friend?

    Comment by Erin — 2009/04/29 @ 21:46

  16. Use my regular email, hon.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2009/04/29 @ 22:10

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