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After a bunch of pissing around and never legitimately doing anything to further my hobby of doing background work, I finally got my shit together and went and had some headshots taken. I just don’t feel that they looks like me though haha. Here’s one:

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At the beginning of the year I made a resolution to completely overhaul my life. After that I went a little silent on the blog. I’ve actually been making solid strides towards my goal.

On Feb.17, I hopped on a plane headed for Vegas. It’s ultimately a tourist destination, I wouldn’t exactly specify it as “travel”. I reserve that term for more exotic places or more adventurous trips but it was exactly what I needed. I hadn’t been anywhere since 2005 and a party trip was the perfect re-introduction to the world of globe trotting. The next travel goal is a long overdue trip to L.A. Hopefully, around Vidcon in summer.

Around the end of February, after seeing casting call after casting call notices in my Twitter feed, I started to come to the conclusion that it was time to bite the bullet and get some professional headshots. Basically, to take the first step toward dabbling in acting. I have no disillusions, I know that it’s unlikely to succeed at all in that industry…especially where I currently live but I want to approach it as a hobby. Plus, if you don’t put yourself out there then it will for sure never happen.

I guess the universe was thinking the same thing because the company I go through to get background acting gigs (nothing to brag about) called me up and told me that they’d been submitting me for lots of commercials and film roles…which I had no idea that they did or were doing. They told me I’d been in the running but the directors weren’t taking my headshots seriously. The reason being because basically I’d always update my profiles with what I currently look like but I would just send them in 10 second selfies because I didn’t know that I was being considered for featured gigs. I though it was for the stuff way in the background that didn’t really matter what you look like.

So, I took they’re advice to use their services and on March 9th I went and got myself some proper headshots. It went pretty well. It was a little awkward because as much as I love taking selfies…paying someone to take my picture feels a little odd. At least now I can start to submit to getting proper auditions.

I’ll start this of with saying that, in full disclosure, I do own 218 Peercoins. I’ll let you do the math on that…it’s not very much in grand scheme of things. Though, I did my research on Peercoin and it does seem to make the most overall sense as a currency. I don’t currently own any other coins but I do plan to buy some if/when I can afford to. So, I’ll do my best not to tint anything after this with a bias.

Lately, I’ve become enamored with Crypto-currencies and the market that surrounds them. It’s not often that you get to follow along or participate in the birth of the “next big thing” but I feel that this is one of those times. Its comparable to being privy to the Dot Com Boom before it happened. Personally, I’m not as interested in the “mining” aspect of the coins but rather the buying and selling of the coins as well as watching what market reacts to and how the different coins all react to each other.

Aside from the individual benefits of each type of coin, another interesting thing that follows the coins are their corresponding communities. A shining example would have to be the Dogecoin community. At first glance the Dogecoin looks like a ridiculous joke but when you start to dig you see that this is the most active community out there. They have the required drive, with a splash of humor, and make the much needed noise to actually make something happen.

All of the coins are looking for ways to validate their existence to the public. It has inspired me to start a project based off that idea. A sort of crypto-currency kickstarter. Nothing large scale, just within the site for certain projects. So, stay tuned for upcoming posts about that.