I was on set this morning, covering for my writing/producing partner, Paul, who was off on some secret agent-related matter, leaving me to make the tough calls on the episode in production: Intervention. As tempting as it was, I did NOT arbitrarily have the ship’s interior painted plum, but I DID leave a message on Paul’s cell, informing him that we were running late and would therefore have to skip the climactic scene. “We’ll do it with a look,”I assured him.
I had a great time with Director Andy Mikita (who I’ll be spending a lot more time with when episode 3, Awakening, shoots in a couple of weeks) and the rest of the crew. Special thanks go to Glenn who introduced me to the joys of juicing my juicing me up a carrot-beet-ginger-apple concoction for breakfast. “Hey, aren’t you going to wash those?”I asked as he cut up the beet and shoved it in the juicer. “Nah,”he replied. “The dirt is the best part!”
Our main cast is awesome. Our supporting players are awesome. And our recurring guest cast is awesome as well. That’s a win-win-win!
Was planning to get some work done on Resurgence (episode 10) today, but ended up doing the notes on the Awakening blue draft instead. Needless to say, I’ll my script will be keeping me company while I’m in Montreal this long weekend.
The other day, Carl was going on about some friends of his who put diapers on their dog while it was going through a “leaky” phase. He found the whole thing ridiculous. And so, just for Carl, I dig up the following pics of a youthful Jelly…going through her “leaky” phase.
Speaking of dogs, I received the following email from my sister yesterday:
“A few years ago, I was gifted a set of those realistic rabbit fur covered kitties in a basket. Although the kids loved them, the parents are totally creeped out by them.
It is with great sorrow that I must report that the kitties in the basket are no more.
As Mamma kitty and her babies were peacefully resting in their basket, danger lurked in the space they called home. Unbeknownst to them, a predator lay hidden behind the cherry wood desk. Despite a lame paw, Aspen the husky is a ruthless predator. He stopped at nothing once he attacked the helpless kitties. Even their constant cries of “Meow, meow, meow… I love you” weren’t enough to soften the kill.
Please see the attached photos to see what I found when I finally walked into my office.
Today’s entry is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Das. Here’s to another twenty years!
Bryan M. White writes: “I like the way you borrowed a “McKayism” about doing your best thinking in the shower, just like the guy who discovered displacement, except he was in the bath tub. Did you write that line?”
Answer: As a matter of fact, I did.
Jim S. writes: “Sorry to be a pest but is Peter DeLuise back as a regular director for season 2?”
Answer: Peter DeLuise is on the season 2 director’s schedule, yes.
Larry writes: “If you’re looking for a nice FAT book, and since you seem to enjoy Stephen King – I’d recommend “Under The Dome” – although it clocks in at 1074 pages, and may violate the no-weight-lifting stricture.”
Answer: I’m going to wait for the softcover. In the meantime, I picked up a bunch of Stephen King books last weekend that I’m looking forward to tackling in the very near future.
Kymm writes: “P.S. have you tried the Maple Syrup Pie at Au Pied de Cochon?”
Answer: Not yet, but I’ll be sure to on this trip.