Sunday, 1 May 2016

My Big Audition

Something happened this week. It was BIG. Mortifying. I felt like fainting several times, and a stranger, a man around 30, kissed my hand - more than twice. A crowd was watching and nobody intervened! Because I let him kiss me. Gaaa!!

In an email I told Suzanne Carillo what happened and she wrote back:  "Seriously. I would have crapped my pants, thrown up, run out screaming, had a panic attack midway to the door and passed out in my own vomit. They would have had to carry me out on a stretcher." She always sees the bright side of things.


The Brady Bunch gone very, very wrong
MARSHA, MARSHA, MARSHA
Here I am stretching out my face when I got home like a true athlete.


Yes, I went to an audition. I turned on my computer one morning last week and, boink, there it was, an email from a casting agency. Gaaa! They wanted to know if I would like to audition for a big TV campaign for a luxury product, megabucks, no acting experience needed – they just wanted "a look." They found out about me from the fashion shoot photographer, Katrin (details here). It would be a speaking part but I'd only need to remember one line for the audition.

When I came to, I wrote back, oh, okay, pfft, I suppose I can fit you in between lunch in Milan and dinner in Düsseldorf. Are you kidding? Yes!, I said. After I clicked SEND, I got started right away FREAKING OUT!! I had an exemplary base to build on from the photo shoot last month.

I needed to dress like I'm going to a swanky East Hamptons do, and not even as the wait staff! How ironic that of all my clothes I had nothing East Hamptonish, except linen trousers, so I got into character and went shopping in search of a million-dollar look for a tenner.


This is the dress I found, a Calvin Klein from the consignment store, sadly more than $10. I also bought a whack-load of new spanxy underthings to keep me erect and semi-spiky heels, which reminded me of Cher's shoes in Moonstruck - lucky for sure. When the audition was over, I quickly changed into pants but put this back on when I got home to show you, minus the support gear and pantyhose. I also wore small vintage gold earrings and my gold lava pendant (here), also removed.

You can see the little shiny black nibs on the shoes in this photo. 
When I arrived at the studio for the audition, there were about 50 impossibly handsome 30-something men in black tie sitting along the walls of the holding pen in eerie tomb-like silence, like a scene in a David Lynch movie. The clack of my spiky heels was the perfect soundtrack as I walked to the receiving desk with 100 eyeballs at my back, the only woman and the only oldster there, dressed like a frigging Normal no less.

I waited and waited. Finally it was my turn. 

Let me just say my nerves were pretty much under control until I stepped into the Room. From then on, it was CHAOS. Who were all these people?!

There were black leather couches arranged on risers at the back, where ten or so men awaited their turn on stage at the front, two huuuuge monitors, plus a cameraman, director, and presumably a Somebody. I felt the rigor grip my face. Relax relax relax - such useless stupid words. I could have twisted a steel pipe with my spanxified sphincter, in a dignified Hamptons way of course.

I also wore this vintage coat and doggy scarf for good luck. And a lucky ring O made me. I left my hair flat for sophistication but could have used the power boost of lighthouse hair.

Without going into detail, in my scene I had to pretend I was in a car looking around outside. I channeled my inner bobble-head. The director said encouragingly, Okay, try it again. Just try and relax and breathe.

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Are you kidding!!? 
Do you think I'm a pro & can just breathe on demand?! 
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How could I relax when the butterflies in my stomach were devouring my flesh from the inside out!! I was a little shaky Chihuahua. In each take, my Fake Husband next to me gently took hold of my hand and kissed it. Oooh, sweet escape. I'm surprised I didn't jump into his lap and start licking his face. Although I think I squeaked, for real.

This is how I looked on the inside, in a good way. Except you can't see the carnivorous butterflies. 


The Director said I looked great on camera. All I could think was, that's what you say to all the grotesque failures!! After just over five minutes it was over

I was awful, horrible, hideous, although my catatonic gaze must surely have induced a case of mass hypnosis because when I was finished everyone applauded. (Not a dramatic slow clap, just regular clapping.) Granted, it was after I heaved a huuuge sigh of relief and said, This is my first time doing this, I SURVIVED! Everyone was so happy for me (and there's a special joy that comes from the thought, Oh, man, at least I won't screw up that bad and I'm young!).


Walking home, I mentally made arrangements to sell my new imaginary Beverly Hills home, and I treated myself to a hot French roll with butter at Terra Breads, so much more relaxing than worrying about hiring a gardener and a pool boy after all. 

There's nothing like a little mortification to feel truly alive.

 

I few days later, not having received a call-back of course, I wrote to the casting agency apologizing that I choked and blew it, and expressed my relief that I didn't bark or pee on the director's leg. Most importantly, I thanked them for giving me a shot in the first place. End of story.

Not! The agent wrote back and said I was "awesome," "beautiful," and "didn't look nervous at all," that they'll "definitely be in touch again." When I came to, I wrote back and said, I fell off my chair and I'm laughing now. Thank you! No, I didn't get this; I got lots to write about though. And I didn't humiliate myself as much as I had feared. Heh.


I'll be linking this fancy Normal look up with Patti at Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday, and Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb for #iwillwearwhatilike even though I had to dress according to a guideline. Her theme is ruffles. My nerves were ruffled; that counts. The last photo is of a bag I bought, $5. I can't help but smile when I see it. Arf.

Edit: I have also just linked to Cherie's Shoe and Tell at her blog Style Nudge for the first time. After all, I'm wearing my new-to-me Moonstruck shoes. Couldn't miss this one.


So, you never know, right? I would not have had this audition opportunity if I hadn't been blogging and trying new scary things. Thank you for your support always! Mwah, mwah!

Didn't they outlaw exclamation marks in the UK? This post would get me arrested for sure!!
Have a great week!



90 comments:

  1. Wowzer! And that yellow sculptural dress looks like it goes purfectily with the trench of last post. You are amazing!!!!! Congrats on just doing it. woo-hoo.

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    1. I know, Pao, what's up with all my yellow lately? It was a HUUUGE challenge but if there is ever a next time, I'll know what to expect - maybe
      Thanks for your positive energy!

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  2. The camera LOVES you and your personality is bigger than life - no wonder! Hope you get the gig.

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    1. Hahaha, nah, I didn't get this gig, but I didn't screw up as badly as I had imagined either. Whew. Thanks, Tammi.

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  3. trying out new stuff is essential to keep our mind active and as you said doing things that scare us is always good! Nothing like a little mortification to make us feel alive....you're on to something! You inspired me and tomorrow I promise I'll do at least one thing I'm afraid of!

    p.s. you look like a million dollars in that yellow dress....so ladylike but bold and so you at the same time! I'm not surprised that the director was enchanted even if you felt nervious....it was lovely to read about your experience.

    xoxo

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    1. I'm so happy if I inspired you Ivana. You always inspire me as well. The director was very patient and tried to relax me. She tried to bring out everyone's best. I admired her talent. Thanks for your comment.

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    2. I do love people who try to make everyone feel at ease! It is a real sign of grace in anyone and a charateristic that should always be admired.

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  4. Pop of color and a rich cougar on the East Coast... Love the series starring your Canadian actress "Revenge". Hahahahah muahh

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    1. I had to look up the series "Revenge." It looks like it would be fun to watch, and it's in the Hamptons. Heh. Thanks, Becky, for dropping by. Mwah!!

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  5. Holy sh*t, that's so exciting! I'm sure you were fabulous, and awed all of them. I love this wonderful yellow dress and the shoes, and the coat and the scarf - all of it! Congrats, Mel!

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    1. When I first opened the email I think I got those Mr. Magoo eyes. Hahaha! I was rehearsing my line all weekend. Poor O! I thought I was the worst actor on earth! EVER. You can't imagine my relief when the agency wrote back and said good things. Huuuuge relief. Like you said in your recent post, what you wear/show on the outside is not always what you're feeling on the inside.

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  6. The rest of the planet is just starting to come round to the idea that you are meant to be a star! Not just in your own head : P

    Imagine you had started licking his face! Hahahahahaha! I wonder what everyone would have done.

    LOVE the dress! The thrifting Santa God was smiling on you that day. The whole outfit is perfect.

    I cannot wait to hear about the next adventure in Melanieland.

    Better hold onto that bag tight...I might accidentally steal it the next time I see you.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Suzanne, I laughed so hard at your email comment. Thank you so much for that!!! It cheered me up - is that a weird response?

      I swear, when my "husband" looked in my eyes I could feel his love. Hahaha. He was good. There were no husbands in their 50s there so they had to use one around 30. Oh shucks! Heh. He was a pro.

      The dress was weird for me - I never buy things like that. I'm glad it was a bit longer. Everything I tried on was so short!!

      It's fun to be a star in your own head - there's more pressure on the real planet.
      Thanks always for the laughs and support when I'm freaking out!!! Hugs xoxo

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  7. Yay!!!!

    What a great post Melanie! I love your writing. Really. A LOT!

    OH.....and you do look lovely in that dress!

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    1. Sue, thank you too for all your backup. A true friend. Mwah. Great dress, right? Now I just need to be invited somewhere nice for realsie. Well, nah. I like things a little more, shall we say, flamboyant.

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  8. Gorgeous as always. What an adventure!!!!!!!!! (2 years, no parole for that!) And I am going to assume that certain aspects of this story have been exaggerated for our entertainment. But really, you have the thingammy, whatever it is, to get an ad campaign like that. Or they wouldn't have asked you. You're gorgeous! All the right kinds that go all the way to the middle. So get used to it! xo

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    1. P.S. I forgot to say that as soon as I saw those shoes I thought about Moonstruck too! I love that movie so much...

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    2. I'll be your parole officer. Heh. The trouble we'll get into!!!!! (Five more years!)
      You're right, the story is not accurate: I downplayed how freaked out I was! In fact, there were 50 silent men in suits, my heels clacked, the room setup was like that, and they clapped, although it may have been more in sympathy than happiness. Heh. David Lynch was in my head.
      But thank you for your comment. I'm just trying to catch up to your own star!

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    3. Oh, our comments collided. Did you know that's good luck?
      I have always LOVED those Moonstruck shoes, well, and the movie. These were consignment and I knew I needed to have them. Not the most comfortable, but magic is sometimes like that.

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    4. So true, magic is often a bit pinchy in the toes ;-) I wonder how much time went into the Opera outfit for Moonstruck - I could recreate it from memory stitch perfect, because it is just so memorable. It speaks of a time and place,as does the whole movie. OOOO I am going to get the DVD and watch it for us!
      As for David Lynch, WELL!!!!!!!!!!!! (LIFE! ThROW AWAY THE KEY!) clearly you need to do more of the good stuff and scare him out of your head. So it can catch up with your fans and fabulosity. It worked for me...well most days...sometimes I just stand on stage and think - WTAF am I doing?? but it is a process isn't it - each wonderful thing you do adds to the body of work, just like it does with pieces of art. And self confidence comes with practice. And faking it. As you well know. BTW I ALSO have to add that YELLOW OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Talk about rocking that yellow outfit - excellent colour choice. So few can carry it off and it is such a positive colour xoxoxox Off to be hung for offences under the overuse of exclamation marks act of 2016. Nice knowing you ;-)

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  9. Cool , ich lache immer noch über Deine Mimik , Klasse , Sensationell :))
    LG Heidi

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    1. Thank you, Heidi! I love it when people laugh. Good to see you.

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  10. Just HILARIOUS. God I love your writing and following your hair-raising adventures. You're my shaky little hero, Mel. Congratulatons, whatever the 'final' outcome, you nailed it! Look out world... xox

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    1. Shaky is right. At least my lip didn't quiver. Heh. I didn't get this job but I wasn't as hideous and grotesque as I thought. I truly felt I gave a Bobble Head/Mr. Bean performance, with valiance of course. When I got home I was still so wound up. Gaaa.
      Thanks for your comment, Jen!

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  11. They didn't! Did they? I love exclamation marks! Firstly. Thanks! Now I have coffee all down the front of my pyjamas and all over the couch from laughter. Well done you! That is so awesome. And you looked magnificent. Fingers crossed for the Malibu home and the pool boy. Xx

    Charlie

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    1. I read somewhere that they were disgusted by the overuse of exclamation marks. Can you believe it?!!! What are they talking about?!!! Heh. Well, I sold my Beverly Hills home but hung on to the imaginary Malibu Home, cause you never know, right? Heh. Thank you for your comment.

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  12. Maybe you should have created a lookbook of your inside look. My favourite! And I love exclamation marks too!!!
    well done for having a go. I love your yellow phase.
    xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Okay, you're onto something there. I think a lookbook of my insides would be EXCELLENT. From that perspective I'd be ideally suited for movies like the ones Bela Lugosi and Vincent Price were in. Yesh. Thanks for dropping by and your genius idea.

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  13. OMG You have me laughing so hard! Wonderful post!!!

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    1. Hurrah. Laughter heals all. Including mortification. Thanks for commenting, Geri!

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  14. Maybe, just maybe if you had jumped into the lap of the pretend husband and licked his face you would have got the job or arrested, either way good work. You are incredibly funny and I was with you thinking about the Mansion, oh and I wanted to be there for the hiring of the gardener(s) and pool boy(s), you may have needed more than one and my exceptional eye for picking the right man for the job!!

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    1. Hahaha, oh yes, you have reminded me of the importance of thorough screening of all my house and garden staff. I would be very happy if you could help me out here. Heh. I tell you, my fake 30-year-old husband was good, really, really good. But it was acting, right? RIGHT? Thanks, Sue!

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  15. Melanie!! Who else but you?! You are so natural in front of the camera, in both photos and videos - as you've been doing this for ages! I am so happy and excited for you! I can imagine how scary it felt. But really, you are awesome and beautiful!!!! This is a fantastic outfit, by the way. So classy and fun at the same time! You are a great talent, in so many ways. I predict you a wonderful adventure and big success in everything you do! :)

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    1. I meant to say "as if you've been...", of course :)

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    2. It's easier filming myself in my room than being filmed in a room full of pros. I was so scared!! BUT at least I didn't look it I guess, or if I did, the agency was too kind to say so. I'm grateful that they took a chance. I learned a LOT!! Your supportive comment means a lot, Natalia. Thank you so much.

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  16. I love your overuse of the !!!!!!!!!!'s and ?????'s.
    The more the merrier in a story like this one.
    Too bad you did not get the gig, next time!!??
    As for your Fake hubby....was he a model-dream-boat-adonis-type?
    I may have been unable to control my face licking urges..hahahaha....brilliant!
    As for the outfit.
    You smashed it!
    XXX
    Samantha
    P.S. Next time, go lighthouse hair....it may clinch the deal!

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    1. Oh, yes, fake hubby was a dream-boat guy. There were no 50+ men there at the time so this guy had to stand in. So sad. Hahaha! That said, O beats them all hands down. Absolutely, lighthouse hair gives me superpowers. You are right! Thanks, Samantha, for this great comment. Aaaa!!!!!!!

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  17. Ahhh, hand-kissing from a baby-aged hunk, lights, cameras!! What a great experience, srsly and congrats on your audition! I would've done like Suzanne, only not written about it so eloquently. You are now, no kidding, a Schtar of huge (YUGE!) proportions and you have a pair of kick-ass heels too. xox

    -Patti
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    1. Yes, he would have been my son in that fake universe. Weird thought. The heels, oh, how I love those heels. This impinge my gait slightly but I don't care. They are only for very special freak-out occasions. Thanks, Patti!

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  18. Oh my goodness, you had me on edge for the whole thing!!! What a strange and exciting opportunity- but terrifying! You look brilliant in this yellow dress!!x

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    1. That's it - strange, exciting, terrifying. I love the happiness of the yellow but the style is not something I would buy for myself. At least I have it for when I'm invited somewhere, ???, in the future. Thanks, Kezzie.

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  19. I LOVED reading this story - even though you were nervous and tight-sphinctered, what a marvelous experience!! I can't imagine I will ever have a 30 year old guy kiss my hand, so major points. Proof that you never know what can happen if you throw yourself into creative projects and put yourself out there into the wide, wacky world. It's May already - can't wait for us to merge our creative mojo (that is not as creepy as it sounds).

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    1. Throwing yourself - that's the perfect description. Heaving. Flinging. It IS a wacky world full of hair-pin turns. You're one to talk about the hand-kissing, oh thou who had an Adonis feeding her grapes in Vogoff. Heh. I learned A LOT. So happy that you visit, Shelley. Mwah.

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  20. Oh my god you're too fabulous! an audition?!!! That's amazing!! I'm not surprised you're getting noticed though, you're so artistic and fun and vibrant and beautiful. I can't wait to see you on the big screen soon. mwah mwah darling. You're definitely going places. :)

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    1. I'm definitely walking down the up escalator. Why aren't I getting anywhere?! Heh. I FREAKED. If I can only incorporate that into my character. Or if I can only disincorporate that from my own character. Hmm... Fluky things happen, right? Thanks for your positive energy, Carolyn!

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  21. First - bleurghhhh I hate men hand kissing (had a bad experience re it at a young age and it's made me feel so gross ever since). Second- omg you are the best!! What a cool experience and despite your nerves it sounds like you killed it - maybe that mansion could be in sight yet! The dress is great, I've been feeling yellow too lately. XXX

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    1. Okay, Lally, that's what I thought too about the hand-kissing. But clearly I hadn't been hand-kissed by the RIGHT hand-kisser until now. It wasn't smarmy or affected AT ALL. He was my HUSBAND, the kiss conveyed all the happy years we've spent together - it was THAT KIND of hand-kissing. Whoa. That guy was good.

      I definitely killed something for sure.

      Thank you for visiting. I love when you drop by.

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  22. There are always so many things I love in your post. I really should make notes. Now I have to go up and down to write my comment. First of all, I love the dress. It is gorgeous. (I wonder how much more than $ 10 it was..). But it also made me wonder.. WHY did you feel the need to buy this ladylike dress? Was that in the briefing??? And you don't look like you need anything spanxy..
    I had a good laugh at what you thought the others thought (Oh, man, at least I won't screw up that bad and I'm young!) hahaha. But I nearly choked with laughter when I read:
    "I'm surprised I didn't jump into his lap and start licking his face. Although I think I squeaked, for real."WHAHAHA.
    I would have killed to get a chance like this (FAT CHANCE though). I love acting and I am such an extravert, I would have been a total nuisance to everybody but how lovely to have been ASKED to do an audition. You are my star.
    And the doggie-bag (pun intended) is fun, arf.
    Greetje

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    1. The dress was $59 but it was an emergency. I found out the next day I could have bought a new CK dress, similar style, at a store called Winners. Pfft. I knew the character would be wearing a high-end dress by a specific designer for the shoot, $$$$$!, structured, maybe with florals, so this dress at least had structure and colour. It's supposed to be what she'd wear to an East Hamptons fancy thing (on a budget of course). The spanx smoothed out the lines and the squeezy feeling held me together.

      What shocked me was how silent the room was. You could hear a pin drop, seriously. And then there were my heels clicking. I know you would have had everyone in the palm of your hand! Hahaha!!

      Thanks, Greetje. You'd be an outstanding actor. You still are! Thanks for the comment.

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    2. Acting might be my creative thing. I can still fool myself I can do that, as I haven't had many opportunities to prove it.

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  23. It's no surprise to your loyal followers to learn that we have a rising star in our midst. You look totally awesome in the dress, not to mention that beautiful coat. Golly they wouldn't even have to find you a dresser as you could provide all your own wardrobe. From a safe distance this all seems to be a fab experience for you having delicious young men, fawn over and kiss you. But the reality must have been scary - like a dream that's gone slightly out of control. Hey girl, you held it all together and I bet you bowled them producers over bit time. When you shoot through the stratosphere into stardom, don't forget to drop us a line from time to time x
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    1. A dream out of control - yes! In a good way, a freaky way. I'd do it again. Heh. The humour comes AFTER of course. You know me, I love dreaming and scheming, for real life or not. That's why I love blogging, you can make it up as you go, and then sometimes, like here, the lines cross and stuff happens for real. So odd.
      Thank you, Anna! I love your comment.

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  24. Mel, you look fabulous in your NORMAL outfit. I do hope you get the job/part and get big bucks...what lovely items the dress and coat are and how great they look together. Fab shoes, too.

    Fingers and everything else crossed for you....

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    1. Well, I lost this part. Hahaha. But it was worth a try. Thank you for your positive energy, Veronica.

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  25. You're on the verge of overnight discovery! After how many years of blogging? Seriously, I can totally see you modeling, driving, talking (you have a beautiful voice), acting, having your hand kissed and giving little looks to the camera that endear you to the audience and make them want to go out and buy whatever it is they're selling! This is so exciting, and I hope you get more opportunities - if you want them. Adult diapers - no. But sexy perfume or expensive jewelry - yes!!! Damn, do I have to give up exclamation points when I move?!?!?!

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    1. Well, I had my sights set on Liquid Plumr. This was a step up. Heh. Oh yes, I could sell this stuff with little looks for sure, with a bunch of threatening thugs behind me, buy it or else...
      No, you should not give up exclamation points. NEVER!!! No!!! I'm on your side!!!!!
      Thanks for telling me your vision, Val. I LOOOVE it! Hahaha. Mwah.

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  26. Oh Melanie, you are a fecking awesome storyteller! I'm sure you did brilliantly, and am glad you didn't pee on anything. ;-)

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  27. Oh, and "break a leg, dahling."

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    1. I didn't have tissue or toilet paper with me. Peeing would have been problematic. Not to mention all that support gear I was wearing. Quelle horreur!!! It was hard to write about this experience with coherence. Heh.
      Thanks for visiting. I always love to entertain you!!

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  28. Love how your whole post is so alive - outfit, fonts, language and You! No idea what magic button in photo editing gives a purple and aqua bubble halo but I covet it! Yes, as a fellow admirer says, please do a series of illustrated inner emotions! Hmmmm, am feeling inspired wondering how this could be done with hats....

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    1. I did a tool that reverses the colour and then did a magnifying tool to get the bubble, and then a vignette filter does the dark edges. I think that's about it... Oooh, that would be very interesting to see how you interpret that idea with hats. They would be stunning, but then all your hats are stunning! Thanks for your comment.

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  29. I got offered a TV slot and turned it down. I can't even watch a You Tube interview with a vlogger I did four years ago. Kudos to you, lady!
    That dress will be far more you worn upside down, scribbled something pithy across it with a Sharpie and added some fringing. xxx

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    1. My reply got swallowed!
      I'm not surprised you got offered a TV gig and I am not surprised you turned it down. The medium cannot live up to you! You are the original star, as we all know.
      As for the dress, I love your ideas. Heh.

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  30. what a experience!!!!
    and you look like a million dollars - totally!!! you can do and wear everything with grace and glamour!!!!
    much love! xxxxxxx

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    1. This was a very odd experience. It was interesting to be this other character for a while, but I like living a bit more on the wild side in my for-real life. Usually it's the other way around, right? Thanks for your positive energy, Beate!

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  31. Melanie in TV ?!! oh yes! Please all over the world. You are fabulous! ♥️
    I hope you get it ! much hughs Tina

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    1. I didn't get the part, Tina. But I'm still alive, and that's a bonus. I didn't screw up as badly as I had thought.
      Thank you for this comment! Your positive feedback goes straight to my head. Heh.

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  32. Showreel, sweetie darling - you have enough video to make the best xx

    As to !!!! - well, it's part of our great edumacational algorithm - new guidelines from the Department for Education suggest that primary school children should only use ‘!’ in sentences starting with ‘what’ or ‘how’. Oh, just don't get me started at how effed up it's all getting!!!

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    1. Oh, I didn't know that about the edumacational thing and I must say it makes sense. We learn the rules so we can break them with greater satisfaction. Heh.
      Showreel, that's a scary word!!! <-- rule-breaking in action.
      Okay, now all day I'm going to be thinking "showreel showreel showreel." I saw a really, REALLY good one for a director the other day, so good it scares me into inaction.

      Always, always delighted when you visit. THANK YOU.

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  33. I was on the edge of my seat throughout this post. What a great retelling of a situation that would have had me darn near fainting from nerves as well. I've always been incredibly self-conscious and have a hard time feeling confident around attractive men, even to this day, and might very well lost the ability to speak if one (other than my darling husband, that is) was planting a smooch anywhere on me.

    Love your dress! You are killing it in the yellow department this season, stylish lady.

    Big hugs & happy start of May wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Well, I don't think I turned red but I felt sweaty, not a good thing when you're spanxed. I used to be verklempt around handsome men. I don't know when that changed. But I'm most comfortable around O of course, like you and your husband.
      It's funny how yellow is my colour du jour lately.
      Thanks for your comment, Jessica.

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  34. This is so exciting Melanie. I loved every word and photo. One thing leads to another, and who knows what will happen. Someone as beautiful, creative and funny as you will surely be famous some day.

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    1. As long as I have my blog for Show and Tell I'll be quite happy. I love how blogging makes everything possible, even if it's not real - if that makes sense.
      Thanks for your positive energy, Judith.

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  35. Omg, dude. That's so amazing! Don't forget me when you're famous! Haha.

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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    1. Hahaha, have no fear there, Anna. This was simply a fun experiment.
      Thanks for dropping by!

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  36. Augh!!!!!! I left a comment several days ago and it never appeared. Left on the cutting room floor perhaps? But not you. You are a bright and shiny shooting star!! Sooo proud of you!

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    1. Gaaaa!!!! You on the cutting room floor? Banish the thought!

      Losing a comment from you is like losing a diamond down the drain!! Dismantle the plumbing! CURSES! So sorry for the bad tech thingies.

      My star's engine is spluttering, the back-up thrusters are seized, but that's okay. It makes the ride more dramatic and loud.

      Thanks for your perseverence, Connie! Mwah!! !!!!

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  37. AAAAHHHH!!!! I'm not going to read all 77 comments before me, but I'm sure there are common threads. Like, you are fabulous!!! Of course you were amazing despite your nervousness. The outfit is perfect, spanx or no spanx. I'm so glad your world is expanding!!! Thanks for the ride. XOXO

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    1. Oh Jean, if only you were here to give me some pointers and go through my lines, I mean line. Heh. My world is truly busting at the seams.
      Thanks always for sharing your energy with me. XOXO

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  38. The multi directional pleats and vibrant color of this dress make it a perfect representation of your stunning,talented, unpredictable self.
    They blew it when they didn't choose you. I'm glad you got kissed by a handsome prince! You deserved it!

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    1. I'm sure they picked the right person for the job - they wouldn't want me peeing on their luxury product. Heh. The prince was a highlight, but I have a good one at home too. Thanks, Marilee, for dropping by and commenting!

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  39. Thank you for taking us on your fantastic journey. You're style is flipping awesome. Sharing!

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  40. Their loss - oh, so very much their loss not to have cast you this time. But we all know you as the schtar you are and that star is definitely ascending. Just hold on tightly for the ride.

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    1. Oh, if only I had your calm in front of a camera things may have gone differently and I'd be interviewing help for the pool right now. Hahaha. Thanks, Rosalind. I'm enjoying seeing your wild ride too!

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  41. I'm ready to be discovered too. Here's my resume - you'll notice it's mostly just the one gig I had doing a radio commercial when I was 10 but I think you'll find I'm quite talented. BWAHAAAA!

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    1. Hollie, you are ABSOLUTELY a star!! You should be on the Big Screen!
      Thanks for visiting. I'll be sure "my people" get your resume. Hahaha.

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  42. Melanie, thank you so much for giving SHOE AND TELL a shout out! I love your post- your writing is really so entertaining, so creative and so very clever. I agree with everyone else, their loss! Another opportunity will come along for you - you're too talented.

    You are one of the featured bloggers on my SHOE AND TELL LINK UP today, so make sure to come on over and take a look!

    Cherie
    STYLE NUDGE
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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    1. Thank you for featuring me on your SHOE AND TELL! Of course I couldn't let these Moonstrucks miss out on the chance to dance through your fabulous party.
      Glad to see you here! And thanks for the comment.

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