As any freelancer in any industry will tell you, we don’t tend to get days off.  If you have enough time for a day off, that means you should be out there trying to find more work.

On the other hand, as a freelancer in the entertainment business, sometimes a day of work looks an awful lot like a day off.

Like, for example, today:


I’d already seen one of these at a cast-and-crew-and-friends screening, but I wanted to pay for a ticket to support the filmmakers. Another was for research on a project I’m consulting on, and the third was because I’m secretly a geek fanboy. See if you can guess which is which.

And the great thing is, those are all tax-deductible as professional research.

I love my job.