17 December 2004
cute little industry games
tonight had to go to some industry thing in a jazz club in downtown pgh, which isn't nearly as hip and cool as it sounds. mostly you just stand around making small talk w/ a couple of people you know while everyone around you tries to make contacts and do other equally boring things b/c, i don't know, they feel like they should. but i've never gotten any benefit out of these things b/c they aren't all that interesting and the people i need to talk to i can always just call and the drinks are over-priced. i guess i pay a $5 cover to be seen. oh what fun. i've never even gotten any work from meeting people at them. it always comes from the work, you know? you get work b/c someone saw a film you did. not b/c you met them at some social event.