This week, we hang out in Brooklyn doing a hail mary pass of a shoot, try to get into Future’s NYC FreeBandz concert, get way more sun than I anticipated at two adidas soccer events, watch a drone fly, get a loot crate and stare longingly at Waffle’s Instagram feed wondering if I get the same kind of semi-obsesive attention.
Saturday: During the week that was, I get a note saying that we have to shoot something at the Adidas Fanatic soccer tournament. It’s the middle of summer, it’s in Brooklyn, I’m mentally prepared for anything. It pours early in the morning, I’m talking thunder, lightening, the gods are angry type rain. I half expect to cancel the whole thing. It’s still on like Donkey Kong. We head out, in a regular taxi cab because UBER IS TRASH TO ME. We take over the AUX cable and bump Future while I proceed to overthink the entire shoot We’re ready for everything, have a meal, shoot some b-roll and I have to call cut on audio because of the ULTRA creep flyover that happened when two Osprys’ fly overhead as part of President Obama’s arrival in New York. The shoot goes well. I think I get a tan on my left arm, get some souvenir tank tops and ride back in awkward silence in another cab because this one doesn’t have an aux cable. I still have a deep hate for Uber and we get back in time to come up with an idea for another shoot where we’ll be crashing Sneaker Con. I’m enjoying all these shoots and going places, what I’m not enjoying is feeling like I haven’t made a true internet banger. I have first world priorities for sure.
Sunday: Goes well except for I’m feeling like I still haven’t made an internet smash, I’m exhausted because I’m violating my personal bro code by treating my body like an amusement park trashcan and there are too many things on the burner at once. These are all good problems to have. It’s officially summer in New York and I’m HORRIFIED by how easily I sweat while standing. Either I’m super fat or it’s just really fucking hot.
Monday: Landed another byline which was quite exciting. Would’ve gotten two on the day if I hadn’t fumbled the presentation but to be fair, there was so much going on, honestly, you can’t be blamed if you just can’t get it all done. (but you can be salty af about it) My life is slowly being taken over by soccer, should be fun once I remember how to PLAY. I had decent eye foot coordination as a kid; hand eye was better because of basketball, softball and video games.
*imagines a massive rainbow suddenly appearing over her head*
that’s sorta gay ain’t it?
Tuesday: Every day in production is always something new. By something new I mean, someone needs something done fast and you’re often times the one who gets to do it. So. I’m packing my things and heading off to the wilds of Harlem for an adidas event. I spend the entire day getting sun (which as a garbage pale kid is sort of interesting) meet some very chill people, get some really great flatbread pizza, play a little soccer and wind up back in the office hours later, completely sun drained and praying to god that we have something truly spectacular.
Wednesday: I have to stay home and recover but I also spend a lot of time trying to put together some kind of passable article which doesn’t happen because I keep falling asleep and ultimately wind up coaching someone though a career crisis. The Future shoot happens without me but as luck would have it, the people wanted most for camera are already excited to have their wristbands and don’t want to brag about it. I know a few people who went and had no problems because industry life. I just wanted to understand the hype. I make a shit ton of Dubsmashes again. I’m debating uploading them because I’m extremely self conscious and honestly, again, I’m not Hayley Atwell so it’s not that cute.
Thursday: I have a day off again. I arrange for many things to happen because again, workaholic and I can’t just relax. I pick up my LootCrate from the post office, which isn’t as awesome as I thought but then again I may also have unreasonably high expectation for things in black boxes. It’s very DC centric, which is fine because I get a cool wonder woman bombshell poster and honestly, thats my thing. I go to BBQs, have a mehtacular margarita and realize that I have to really up my taste in liquor.
I’m fantastic at YouTube optimization but ass at doing these videos myself. Go figure
Friday: Near coma, super tired but still managing to do everything that I can. It’s funny because it feels like you can’t do it all and you do it, it’s even more impressive. I’m also trying to not overthink things but as it happens…overthinking.