Day thirty-three

Another hectic day- I haven’t told you yet, I sell windows (residential) to earn an income, and boy has the economy put a hole in mine (income not windows). I’ve been driving all over the Puget Sound region all day meeting people, measuring windows and chatting.

A strange phenomenon is taking place. People aren’t buying anything, yet they still want you to come out to their house to give them a quote, have a cup of tea and chat.

If the American public can’t actually buy things they at least want to feel like they’re buying things.

On a positive note Makayla and I are heading to the Comedy Underground Seattle to see Jim Short’s stand-up. We are keen to meet with Jim to see if its feasible to work with him on TBS. Jim lives in LA so it could be a scheduling nightmare – or not. Let’s hope not.
We are also meeting with Mike Ashby there, Mike is a friend of Jim’s as it happens – he’s a local production guy and fan of TBS. I’ve spoken to him once on the phone and he seems just a lovely guy. So with scripts and releases in hand we’re marching off for a laugh and a meeting. Updates tomorrow.

Last night I went to have pizza at Bambinos in Belltown with a meetup group (effectively a group of strangers who come together to socialize and ostensibly have something in common). This meetup group is Urban on a Budget. I met some really lovely folks chief among them, Annette the farmville loving Yank might-be import and Emma the truffle loving group organizer.

I made Emma very happy last night. Enough said.

I recommend these meetup groups for the new-in-town or those who want to meet people with common interests. My experience with them has been very positive and they are well organized. Meetup has basically scheduled my social life for me … gotta love that! When you work full-time and are producing a full-scale web series and have two young boys to take care of, it’s nearly impossible to organize your own social life! And this sure beats hiring a PA.

Well Im off to scout and giggle. Catch up with you tomorrow.

Ciao ciao,


About Simon

Simon Houghton creator of The Bloke Show started life as a baby, going on to become a boy and then a man, at which time he became an actor. As time passed he went on to be a director, later still he became a sales guy, then a business owner. Most recently he regressed and became a writer. Then a driver, then an actor again. Decisiveness is not one of his strong suits.
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