I was running a little late. Traffic on West Broadway had slowed me down so it was a little after 9:00 a.m. when I hit the lights at Boundary Road. In five minutes, I’d be dropping the dogs off at doggy daycare, then five minutes later I’d be dropping Fondy’s car off at Open Road Audi. Ten minutes after that, I’d be in the office, well into my early morning procrastinating. That was the plan anyway. I was waiting for the green when, suddenly, I heard a noise from the back seat. It sounded something like “Blegaaaaaaaaah!”. I glanced back. Lulu was surveying her regurgitated breakfast with mild interest. An intrigued Maximus, buckled in beside her, was leaning in… Green! I gunned the engine and took a sharp right, shifting Maximus and Lulu back off the pile of vomit. I hit another set of lights. This time, Bubba leaned in. Green! I took a hard left, shifting Bubba back off. I made it to the doggy daycare in record time. There, it was bath time for Lulu – and her backseat blanket.
I dropped the car off for servicing, then power walked over to the studio. Paul saw me coming and made it a point to hang out the window and loudly comment on my ambulatory prowess.
I got in and, first things first, joined the rest of the producers for a screening of Andy Mikita’s director’s cut of First Contact. The script was long, but the actual episode was a little short thanks to the fast-talking duo of Michael Shanks and David Hewlett. But, holy crap, do their scenes sing. They are terrific together! A really great episode.
Afterwards, Marty G. headed down to post, leaving Paul, Carl, Rob, and I to help Alan break his story, tentatively titled The Antidote. We spent most of the day beating it out, stopping only to eat lunch and partake in a sparring session using some weapons Lawren discovered in the storage closet (“Yeah, I’m going to need a couple of blue pens, some liquid paper, two notebooks, and a staff weapon. Thanks.”). We completed the first three acts and most of act four before running out of steam. We agreed to go our separate ways to think about a phenomenal ending for the episode on the condition that we all reconvene first thing in the morning. Sure thing. Suckers!
I popped downstairs to say hi to Cheeky Lil Devil and Linz who visited the studio today – watching Will and co. shoot scenes from Outsiders, having lunch with Joe and David and, the high point of their visit, spending time with yours truly on Stage 6.
Then, it was back upstairs where we watched the Brenton’s director’s cut of Inquisition.
Nope, still no mailbag. But soon. Soon.