Sunday, September 28, 2008


So it's about time I get down to another blog!

If you know me (at all) you know that I do background work for movies (no big deal...).

My agent (thanks Maya!!!!) called me up last week to know if I wanted to do a little shoot at the PNE for Cats and Dogs 2. The selling point being I was going be riding on rides all night long!!!
Of course I said yes. I slept in a little on Wednesday and prepared for a night of crazy ride time!

Turned out the best ride I was on the first two nights were my very own two feet. Apart from walking around the midway and being asked if we wanted to go on a ride there was no actually riding happening for us. I guess what they didn't tell us was that 2nd unit covers all the non-ride shots Main unit isn't getting. I was bummed out!!!

THEN on Friday I lucked out and got on Main unit. Thrilled I volunteered to go on the Beach Party ride at 11PM.
- For those of you who don't know Beach Party is a ride that rocks back and forth while spinning round and round.
As soon as I sat down and they locked the seat my claustrophobia kicked in. I kept telling myself to breath and that the pain of the seat pressing against my shoulders was normal. The ride started and I had fun - until it was over and I panicking politely asked if I could get off.

I walked back to holding (the location where background stay when they are not being used) feeling fine until I got to crafty (location where all the food is set up) and for some reason smelled syrup. The syrupy smell set of my nausea and I thought I was going to puke. I ended up lying in holding until the end of the night which was around 6 AM.
I still felt sick all day Saturday.

This is my life without a gallbladder,



Jill said...

a)do you really not have a gallbladder?

b)do you get paid even though you were in holding most of the time?

bloggeranonymous said...

a) Yes I really don't have one - I think it was why I got sick so easily.

b) Yeah i get paid, the wrangler in charge of us basically told me to stay and rest because who couldn't send me home because he was already down 12 people.

Amanda A said...

Did you have to diarrhea after? Or were you bloated? :P

hahahhaa. I'm sorry you were sick. but I can just picture you saying

"Umm, excuse me, I don't have a gallbladder. I need to get off of this ride. NOW!"

Sarah-Jill said...

Aww Josh that sucks!! I hope you're feeling better!!

Amanda: hahahaha I can totally see that too!! :D

Poor Josh.

Sarah-Jill said...

Oh and I totally remember when you got your gallbladder removed!! You weren't at theatre, and I asked someone why, and they were like, "Josh is getting his gallbladder removed" and I was like, "What the heck is a gallbladder??"
I was like, 9 or something.
You can't blame me!!