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You all really made me laugh!

Thank you all so much for weighing in on the photos!  I loved your responses and you manged to both totally crack me up and really help with the decision.

It was pretty clear that Option A – I’m a Lawyer made everyone, understandably, mistrust me.  Option B got several good votes and Option C – scruffy but responsible and perhaps a bit dimwitted seemed the most appropriate.

However, the general sense I got (and I was feeling that way too – hence the post) was that all of them were a bit too somber for the tone of the blog.  I don’t know why I was sooooo serious the day.  I swear I really am capable of more than one facial expression.

So, I think I’m going to hold off until I get a happy David photo that I like.

Option A did, however land me an audition yesterday.  I don’t talk much about auditions because they are usually not very interesting but sometimes there is a fun benefit.

This one happened to be on the CBS Studio Lot which has a long history beginning with the Keystone Cops.  Tons of shows were filmed there: Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke, Mary Tyler Moore, Gilligans Island etc etc.

The cool thing about studio lots is that they use every nook and cranny.  Every building is a potential set and every set is a potential office.  CBS has several backlot “streets” that you’d recognize and my audition took place in this “house”Anybody recognize it?

It’s the My Three Son’s house!

Behind the facade it’s just a kind of dull, generic office complex but just walking up to and through the door was totally fun.

The audition went fine (actor code speak for “I didn’t get it”) but I’m such a geek for this stuff I just love being there!

OK this post was actually supposed to be about other things so tune in next time for new projects, a guest post from my talented niece, and the status on my nutso holiday schedule.

But before I go: To my eastern or easternish readers I’m sending all good thoughts that the promised Monster Storm turns out to be a lot of hype and not a lot of storm.

About cheltenhamroad

I’ve been surrounded by amazingly creative people my whole life. My mom can, and does, make anything. The family has on occasion speculated that she just whipped up my dad one day when she discovered some left over fabric and stuffing. My three sisters have mad skills ranging from needlework to cooking to out and out ART. My father’s desk when I was growing up had a model train set going around it, oh, and he made that desk-from scratch. I’m the youngest and, as you can imagine, it’s a hard series of acts to follow. Truth be told, I’ve spent many, many years suppressing the creative instincts I learned at home. But I realized (rather late in life) that few things bring me more joy than making and creating. For the longest time when I went to stores I didn’t think, “I want that” I thought, “I can make that.” And, with a deep breath and a leap, I’ve started on a very new, kinda scary path. I’ve given up my steady, dependable (dull!) corporate life to spend my days happily humming away in my garage designing, creating, painting, decoupaging and sawing and, since this blog will be an honest take on things, there is also a fair amount of tripping, spilling and swearing. Through this blog I hope to share with you the struggles and (hopefully) triumphs of a very non-businessy business person. I also hope to make this blog a resource for people who like to work with their hands and who are, like me, always looking at things and thinking “I could make that!” I’ve lived many places since I left Cheltenham Road; I currently live in Los Angeles California. So, with this preamble- Welcome to Cheltenham Road! Please come on over and make yourself comfortable – the place is always open.

4 responses »

  1. Just love your posts…and seeing you even though you are somber – opps – I almost said sober…ok – that too. You make me laugh and I forward them on to my daughters and friends. Thanks, Bonnie Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 15:44:57 +0000 To:

  2. Hi David, Quick question-not photo related. Well, technically I guess it is. Was that house also the Leave it to Beaver house?

    • I kept thinking that too. Because that’s what it looks like to me. But it’s called the My Three Son’s house and I feel like I remember the Leave it to Beaver house being on the Universal lot.


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