It's unfortunate that this one little word, winning, has become the laughing stock of the English language in the wake of the (thankfully) now quiet, Charlie Sheen circus.
Laugh. I don't care. Today, I'm winning!
I will be on my way late Tuesday afternoon for an industrial video shoot for a pharmaceutical company.
Icing on the cake? I'm playing a doctor.
Do you know how many times in my life someone has actually said to me, You should have been a doctor. I'm dead serious (sorry--that dead thing--not medical humor).
Now I get to channel my inner MD when I slide on the white coat and stand in front of my medical practice minions. She says, with a slightly wicked grin.
Can I be House? Can I be snarky and obnoxious and brilliant and say awesome words like autoimmune, sarcoidosis, hematoma, and stage 4 glioblastoma? Start him on prednisone and if he dies, we know we were wrong.
Pass the Vicodin and practice the limp.
Sadly enough, the doctor I am playing, according to the script, doesn't know squat about federal drug regulations and wants to do a little illegal something for her friend in the office across the street.
The real me spent years in pharmaceutical QA and Regulatory Affairs. And wanted to be a doctor, once upon a time.
I have to play dumb?
Anything for a good time.
It's not paying much, but it's not about the money, it's about loving the work.
It's a piece of the dream puzzle falling into place, one piece at a time.