Yesterday, Akemi hit me with another one of her only in Japanese terms. ”What do you call a girl who’s always interested in good-looking guys?”she asked me.
“Uh, a girl,“I offered, following the logic that men who are always interested in good-looking women are most assuredly referred to as men. ”Why? I suppose the Japanese have a word for it?”
Of course they do. It’s menkui. File that one away – along with aware, karoshi, and, my favorite, tsujigiri which is the art of testing out your new sword on random strangers – but you knew that already: http://josephmallozzi.wordpress.com/2013/08/17/august-17-2013-the-japanese-have-a-word-for-it/).
Well, just got Lulu’s test results. They’re… inconclusive. We’re going to monitor the situation for another week or so and, if there’s no change in the size of the growth on her paw, she’ll be heading in for surgery.
I came across this announcement on the Seattle Pug Rescue facebook page yesterday:
“It’s raining rescue pugs in Seattle and we’re near capacity. If you’ve ever considered fostering, now is the time to apply. This is a fulfilling way to help pugs who need a second chance.” (seattlepugrescue). So, I dropped them an email and offered to help out. It’s not quite adoption, but pretty darn close. And, eventually, may well end up being.
Preparations are complete for tomorrow night’s party. I’ll have the gang from Japadog serving dinner:
Hopefully, the weather will hold.
Speaking of weather, nothing but blue skies and sunshine from my Snow Monkeys who kicked off their Fantasy Football League season in a big way last night, putting up some impressive numbers. I’m expecting a great things from these lovable furry varmints this year. No less than another championship – in TWO leagues!
Wait a minute. What Stargate trilogy? I mean, don’t get me wrong. It’s interesting, but hardly news. I believe Emmerich has expressed a desire to make another Stargate movie for quite some time now. I obviously have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I can sympathize. The original movie was his baby and its a world he has wanted to revisit for a while now. On the other hand, a reboot would permanently close the book on SG-1, Atlantis, and Universe – and, by extension, the characters many fans have grown to know and love over the years. It would be great if we could manage one final grand SG-1/SGA/SGU movie before we begin the re-imagining.
Ultimately, the final decision rests with MGM. I would hope that, when the time comes to decide on the franchise’s future, those decision-makers would give due consideration to Brad Wright and Robert Cooper who created worlds beyond the original feature, worlds that, in turn, made the studio A LOT OF MONEY. And I do mean A LOT. For years, it wasn’t just a part of the MGM television division; it WAS the MGM television division. And, as far as franchises go, at the time, second only to James Bond. Obviously, they were doing something right.
As for Roland Emmerich, I know he has gone on record as stating he isn’t a fan of the television series(s) his movie spawned, but I can’t help but think it has less to do with the quality of the show(s) than it does the t.v. franchise’s very existence scuppering any hopes of another big screen sequel to his original. And, for what it’s worth, he strikes me as a guy with a great sense of humor. A couple of years ago, he was shooting his apocalyptic feature, 2012, at the Bridge Studios. Despite being in the neighborhood, he never actually stopped by the set (which is a shame since he would have been more than welcome) but the accounting department did receive this mysterious time slip: