- 11:51 PM,
Wednesday, March 24th, 2016:
- So lost in all the
showrunner hoopla last week was an email
I received from the Senior VP of Development at
Collins Avenue. A media content group best known for
"Dance Moms". My man Gary passed her my reel and she
- "I laughed a
bunch watching the reel and definitely think there is
something there. I would love to bring you in to
discuss the potential of developing a project with
you. I dont think the exact format for Hats
& Mini Golf will work for us, but I think it is
worth sitting down and discussing some other ideas we
think might be right for the marketplace at the
- Awesome right?!?
Obviously I'm pretty focused on Hats
& Minigolf at the moment, but these are
certainly the meetings where opportunities grow and
I set up a meeting for this Monday with her and
their development team...
nowwwwwwwwwwww, this random cherry is the whole
dessert. It could very well be that what the agent
told my showrunner really IS the future of Hats
& Minigolf and meetings like THIS are where
you leverage the interest in the concept into an
actual show that can get you back on TV. So suddenly,
this becomes everything. They're meeting me in person
to get a feel for ME and my ideas, etc. This is where
you thank the fuck christ you didn't finish that reel
a couple months ago when you initially wanted to. Why?
Because FAT SANTA walking into this meeting
would've been politle rejected. I'm still 10+ pounds
overweight but I can fake it. Meaning, I can
wear my sknny clothes, they just hurt a little. 2
months ago I was 200 pounds. So, yeah.
WHEEEEEEEEEEEW. Good timing.
- So right away the
first thing I prepared was an updated reel because
it's hilarious to me that I'm getting this meeting on
the strength of my BACKYARD MINIGOLF COURSE
when THIS is what I'm capable of:
- Holy shit, that
should blow their minds. They think they're meeting
with one dude, and they're meeting with 5. That
doesn't mean any of those concepts are coming back,
but it SHOULD mean they want to hold onto me in some
capacity. From hosting to actually developing a
TV show around something within there? The sky
really is the limit and it has been 7 years since
I took a meeting like this... so yeah, I'm kind
of excited. In fact, now that this is pretty much the
only avenue left my expectation level for what this
meeting needs to spur has gone WAY
- The nice thing in
ALLLLL of this is that this really is just an
entry on The Journey. It's me playing make-believe for
a few moments and remembering my old life. Sure,
I was a little depressed after what happened in
the last entry but I ran around with my kids for
10 minutes and was fine. <shrugs> Once you've
truly given up the game? It can't grab you the same
way even if it comes back because your passions are
now spread out. So yeah, this Collins Avenue meeting
needs to go well for my career to ramp up and all
signs point to that happening... but if it doesn't?
Look at my life. Jesus. How much more colorful and
happy and exciting and fulfilling can you get? I guess
ignorance to mainstream success is
- ...but hopefull,
Monday will be a step in the right
- ...but first an
entry tomorrow on the NEW HOLE!
- THEN MARCH MADNESS ON SATURDAY!
- THEN EASTER ON SUNDAY!
- THEN THE MEETING ON MONDAY!
- DAHHHHHH. Good
thing I only had 5 entries last month.
I knew life would catch up. ;-)