How long does it take to become Southern? Well, for me it took 13 years. At first, it would just come out when I was mad or when I was driving. (That's pretty much the same thing or those of you who know me.) Now, I notice it's almost everyday. I'll catch myself saying little things like, "no", which seems like too small of a word to make Southern. Let me assure you, it's not. It comes out more like, "knooow". You know you are a real Southerner when the check out guy at Target says, "You're not used to the snow because you're FROM the South." "What makes you say that, Mr. Target check out man?" "Oh, it's your accent ma'am." - It's official...we'll get to the ma'am comment later...
This is a true story. Names have been changed.
Monday, January 17, 2011
I've never claimed to be great with electronics, computers or anything remotely "techy". Hey, I'm and actor, I just PRETEND to understand technology. We got a new Kodak ZI8 so that I could record my own auditions and save time! Who were we kidding??? Like I said, got the acting part down, so the recording of the audition was not a problem. It was the TECHNICAL side that was difficult. The file was way too big to email, over 42mb and I couldn't figure out how to compress the file so I could email it. (Just by writing the letters mb, I'm second guessing myself, is that right? You see, it's exhausting!) Please, if anyone knows how to do it, let me know. My sanity is hanging in by a thread!