I work in the film industry, as a set lighting technician. When I’m not schlepping cable or burning my fingers I’m one of those seemingly ubiquitous independent filmmakers (when I can find some sucker nice person to give me enough money), but until I sell something the big movies pay the bills. I like my job – it’s never the same thing two days in a row, and its always interesting, even on the days it’s not easy.
Yes, I did go to college. A good one. Yes, I am wasting my education. Although I shouldn’t be okay with this, somehow it doesn’t bother me.
I’m female, I live in Los Angeles, California, with a cat who tolerates my presence as long as I keep the food bowl full, and in my spare time I conjugate irregular French verbs, work in my garden, and roam the city taking photos of abandoned couches, which can be seen on the Abandoned Couches blog. I also write the occasional article for LAist and some of those paper publications.
My knees went to shit a few years back and I can’t run anymore, but I do like to ride my bicycle and swim. Not at the same time, though.
Peggy Archer is a nom de plume, and I’ll thank you to keep any guesses at the real name to yourselves.
Members of the media who are seeking clarification about some of those weird job titles are welcome (and encouraged) to contact me and ask any questions. Please contact me. If you use the phrase “all the gaffers” one more time I’m going find the cutest puppy I can and kick it. Repeatedly. Do you want that on your conscience? I didn’t think so.
Questions, kudos, Nigerian scam emails, sexual propositions, and couch photos may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org