Does anybody remember when I said my mother was getting in today? Approximate time? Flight number? Feel free to leave any pertinent information in the comments section. I want to make sure this trip to Vancouver gets off to a wonderful start (ie – a lift from the airport) as I’ve done even more research and come up with some spectacular mom-son activities for the coming weeks. I’ve narrowed it down to –

1. African Healing Dance Workshop for Women: Fairly self-explanatory. I’ll have to dig through the back of my closet to retrieve my comfy shoes.

2. A Conversation with Alan Greesnpan: The former chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board speaks in Vancouver! How cool is that?! I agree. Not very.

3. Puppets Purple – The Holiday Show: Purple, huh? A hilariously racy little production perhaps? You bet! No child under 3 permitted.

4. Debbie Does Dallas (The Musical) – Not sure if this would be entirely appropriate for my mother. She hates musicals.

5. Electrik Soulstice: An evening of progressive house and electro showcasing eight different DJ’s. With eight different DJ’s to choose from, chances are she’s bound to find one she likes.

6. Camra Christmas Caskival: A tasting of 20 seasonal cask winter ales from local breweries. At first glance, this looks like a no-brainer but I must point out that the last time we attended one of these, I misplaced my mother and didn’t find her until the following weekend. In New Mexico.

7. A Very Agnostic Christmas: Featuring spiritless classics and equally spiritless eggnog.

So, any stand-outs in the list?

By the way, thanks to Scarym for the Elfyourself link. I spent far too long this afternoon, Elfing friends and family when I really should have been downstairs shampooing the carpet. I created a version of the season 5 executive producing team of Mullie, Mallozzi, Gero, and Binder in elf garb, dancing up a storm, then sent it to the aforementioned. I predict that Carl will find it hilarious, Martin will find it somewhat amusing and weigh in with a sarcastic observation about my elf’s dancing abilities, and Pau will be absolutely horrified but feign casual indifference and borderline disbelief in what I’m doing with my free time.

Keep the comments coming. Liking the new blog home?

I’ll try to field some questions tomorrow.

143 thoughts on “December 16, 2007

  1. Like the new site, and holiday layout. I don’t suppose you’d like to share those elfed links with your fans?

  2. Am I first? I love the elf yourself! I nearly devoted some work time to trying to crop pics and get my family in there…but I thought better of it. Can you give us the link so we can see the Bridge Studio elves?

    Hope you have a great time with your mom. When my parents come, my mom does laundry, cooks and watches TV while my dad tackles home improvement projects. It’s always a win for me!

    wams352 (aka Dixon-Stubblefield blog…not sure which name to use any more)

    PS like the new home. Still not sure it’s YOU and that we should have scrapped our rescue!

  3. If you didnt make it to the airport at the correct time, I wont expect to see any post from you tomorrow, as you recover from having your mother drag you around the airport by your ear as she explains why its not nice to keep people like her waiting. But enjoy her visit, and do keep us informed.
    Just wondering, so far on the season five storylines how many episodes does it look like you may be writing?

  4. Liking the new blog home?

    Yes, it’s very christmas-y.

    Good luck with your mom (you’ll need it). I have one suggestion: if there are any large bookstores near where you live and if she absolutely loves books, you could take her to said huge bookstore and after awhile gradually wander off and leave the building. Be sure to pick her up at closing time though, you don’t want her to live there. Also if she asks where you were just tell her about the huge shelf of books on piranhas (or other subjects, like world domination, failed rescues, nuclear weapons, and how to make the perfect pizza).

    Please, please answer these questions. 1). Is Jack in season five of Stargate Atlantis? 2). Will Janet Frasier be in Stargate Continuum? 3). Will Jacob Carter be in Stargate Continuum? 4) Is this description (cut and pasted below) of what happened in Unending somewhat accurate or not? Thanks!

    “The reason that there aren’t two Teal’c’s is that they were in a time dilation field (explained further below). What happened was this: Pretend you are watching a video where everyone gets older (or pretend you are watching ‘Unending’ ). At the beginning of the video everyone is twenty. At the end, everyone is fifty. Now rewind the video, but watch it on the TV while it is rewinding. Everyone is getting younger, right? That’s the Time Dilation Field, going forward and back in time. In the episode the way they reverse the field is by using the Ori beam as energy. Someone has to stay old, so that he or she (it ends up being Teal’c) can tell original Sam to not start up the Time Dilation field in the first place. The reason that there aren’t two Teal’c’s is that old Teal’c, after choosing to be the one to stay old and give the crystal (that separates the Asgard info from their hyperdrive) to original Sam, stays in a shield/this thingamajig will not allow you to unage device, while everything in the field reverses (AKA the video rewinds). He then stops Sam from starting the device (essentially spliting into a alternate reality). So, in a nutshell, when they start the device everyone ages, when they reverse it everybody unages, except Teal’c, who was in a shield/field that didn’t allow him to unage and when he ended up in the original timeline he keeps Sam from starting the Time Dilation Field, which then splits them off into a different reality then the one where they all aged. So Teal’c is now fifty years older and remembers everything that happened in ‘Unending’ but nobody else does because when he stopped her from starting the device they split off into a new, different reality.”

  5. I like the new blog home!

    It’s easier to read and our comments are all numbered so we can do some tracking.

    I kinda like the wine tasting one … get her pithed! But keep one of those kiddie leashes on her to avoid retrieving her from New Mexico. If she comes here to Fremantle, I’d recognize her from the kiddie leash and mumbling about ‘That Joe! ________”..(Oh I’m bad).

    Anyhoo, aren’t you going to link us to the elf yourself you did of Carl and mob? I’d love to see it and snicker.. (and yay if I am the first to comment but I bet I’m not)

  6. Joe, there was a vague reference to when you had to pick her up, but it was in your blog relating to how much canned food you had left, and if I remember correctly you had the month wrong in that so I’m not going to bet on the accuracy of the remaining mentions of dates and times.

    I say Debbie does Dallas the musical, just to see what loud comments she comes out with at inappropriate moments. In Return of the King, as Aragorn sat on his trusty steed out the front of the Gates of Mount Doom wating for them to open, my Dad thought that was a great time to come out with “Ding dong”. He thought it was a great yuk.

    Have a great time with your Mum… and if going to the wine tasting… enjoy your week in Cancun.

    PS: My eyes would like to say thanks to the new layout 😉

  7. I think number 2 is my first choice & if number 1 is for women, will they let you join?
    Anyways Joe, have you finished your christmas shopping? And what are some things you want for christmas?

  8. Hey! I’ve been following the blog for a while and I guess I’m finally up to commenting, since WordPress, unlike Blogspot, seems actually inviting. And not scary.

    But here’s a question: what’s with the titles of the entries?

    While the title is “Dec. 16,” the entry is, according to WordPress, posted tomorrow, the 17th.

    Time travel, again?

  9. you *do* love your mother, right joe? let your sis plan the child/parent outings. 😛 (though, you could take your mom to a morgue to see how autopsies are done. with christmas music playing in the background of course. 😉

    so is this going to be your new permanent home? i still miss the other one, but this version is quite fine.

    sally 😎

  10. Okay, number 6 sounds like my mom. I wonder if they’re related?? I’d stay start with 3, then 5, then 6, and ending with 2. Depending on the schedules and how hammered you are by the end of #6 and before #2.

  11. I think a whirlwind day covering off all seven of these would be perfect beyond belief, though you may find yourself driving back out to the airport sooner than expected and with no phone calls for a while. Make sure you get your Christmas present off her BEFORE the day begins. Prise it from her hands if needs must.

    I created a version of the season 5 executive producing team of Mullie, Mallozzi, Gero, and Binder in elf garb, dancing up a storm, then sent it to the aforementioned.

    Hahaha! Could this be the new opening credits for a Very Special Stargate Atlantis Christmas Episode?! If there really is a baby Jesus, no, no it wont be.

  12. The African Healing Dance Workshop for Women sounds like it could be painful, but fun. If you can avoid losing your mom I’d go for the Camra Christmas Caskival. Festive and fun…you win both ways!!
    Whatever you choose to do have fun and don’t get lost.

  13. Um, I think the clock on the blog is wrong. It says I posted a comment on December 17 at 2:43 am but it’s only 7:20 pm on December 16 (right now)

  14. How about trotting your mom around to all those fabulous eateries you’re always inhabiting? Feed her until she can’t get off the sofa. That should keep her happy. At least, it always did my mom.

    And once again, the new blog is lovely.

  15. Hey Joe–

    Love the new digs…so festive!

    Set your mom up elfing herself–she’ll love it and it’s a great time bandit…

    Enjoy your time with her–life is just too short. I wish I had more time with my mom!

    Carpe diem–
    CB

  16. So, what did you think about the Survivor finale? Pleased with the results? I, myself, was quite pleased. But I also wouldn’t have minded a different result. One result, however, would have bothered me.

    Have fun with your mum. Say hi to her from all of us!

  17. Hi Joe,

    A group of us mailed you a card congratulating you all on S5, we were wondering if you received it yet?

  18. I’m liking the new blog home very much! I wonder if there’s a way to get updates sent to my email the way I could with Blogger, though? Morjana is kind enough to do it and I’m on her list, but I like automated features. Oh well, it’s really not a big deal.

    I vote for the Christmas Caskival! As far as misplacing mothers go, you make it sound like it’s a bad thing…? 🙂

  19. Speaking of the ‘elf” yourself thing, a friend of mine sent me that also, and I was suckered into spending hours messing around with that, all the while cracking myself up!

    hmmm, not too sure on your list…ale samples sounds fun, just don’t loose your mum!

  20. Bonsoir Joseph,

    Je sais que je ne suis pas une experte en science fiction, mais j’ai tout de même un petit quelque chose qui me tracasse. Dans le dernier épisode de la saison 2 (Allies part. 1), lorsque Sheppard attaque les vaisseaux wraiths avec son engin qui vole (lol je sais pas c’est quoi le nom, je crois que c’est un F-302) on voit très clairement dans la cabine un bouton «eject» juste en arrière de lui. Ouais, je n’y connais pas grand chose, mais il me semble que s’il utilise le bouton «eject», ben ça ne lui sera pas tellement utile d’être éjecté dans l’espace pour être asphyxié et mourir dans d’atroces souffrances… À moins bien entendu que ce ne soit qu’un moyen subtil pour donner au pilote un semblant de sécurité…

  21. LOL about elfing the SGA crew. I can’t think of a better way to spend my free time. Especially if the alternative is shampooing the carpet. Hope you have a good time with your mother. I fancy the Caskival and Debbie Does Dallas ideas myself. Got a real question though. Did you ever watch any episodes of Babylon 5?

  22. I think your mom would like anything you do together. I know my mom and I like to spend time together. Mom’s are just that way sometimes. I hope your christmas and new years are a great one.

  23. Love the new diggs now, just perfect. The archives are situated nicely above the recent comments, the blog text to the side is perfectly in line. Nice. Sharp. Very cool.

    Now, for activities to celebrate with your mom, i’d try and make it to your local Chrismahanukwanzakah festivities… You do have those right? 😉

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0SxBocnvKY

    “It’s okay if you’re a Muslim, a Christian or a Jew,
    It’s okay if you’re agnostic and you don’t know what to do,
    An all-inclusive celebration,
    No contractual obligation,
    Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah to you (and pagans too!)

    In some ways we’re all monkeys,
    Well, maybe just a smidgen,
    I’m a Scientologist,
    That’s kind of a religion too,
    Whose faith is the right one,
    It’s anybody’s guess,
    What matters most is camera phones for $20 or less.

    And there’s never any hidden fees,
    Oh what a joyous day,
    No commitments means I’m proud to go both ways!

    Happy Chrismahanukwanzakah to you,
    This is gonna be the best Chrismahanukwanzakah ever!”

  24. Yikes, if those are your options, perhaps you should stick to around-the-house activities, like pin the tail on the donkey or twister.

  25. Yep, loving the new site. I especially like the dark text on white background. The old blogger theme made my eyes go buggy; I always disabled stylesheets when looking at your blogger blog. Hope you’re having loads of fun with your mom.

    As for the posted date being a day ahead, you might want to check/fix the time zone in the dashboard options. I think it’s GMT by default?

  26. New blog site is good, but I had to change my user name. 🙁 Just finished Time Traveler’s Wife, but won’t comment on it yet so as not to spoil it for anyone. I think I’ll finish A Clash of Kings (which I interrupted to read The Time Traveler’s Wife) before I start on Princess Bride. Thanks for the book suggestions!

  27. Joe, you can adjust the times on your blog to reflect your local time, instead of GMT, which is what it seems to be set to. Go to your Admin page, then Options, then scroll down and set your “Time in the blog should differ by…” to -8. Then it will show Pacific time.

    I think this theme is very pleasant and easy to read, and generally prefer the wordpress software to the blogger one, but then I’m biased. 🙂

    Hope your mom isn’t waiting in the cold!

  28. In the words of the great C. Montgomery Burns:

    “Whoa, whoa, slow down maestro, there’s a “New” Mexico?”

    Enjoy your Christmas Joe. Or has the American “traditiona” of saying “Happy Holidays” moved up to Canada now? Either way, enjoy it, best wishes to you and your family.

    See ya next year!

  29. Joe,
    I would love to take your mom around Vancouver. All I would want in return would be: 1. Airfare from TIA to Vancouver. 2. A ride to a posh hotel 3. Free nights at said posh hotel 4. Food and spending $ for me and your mom 😉 5. Free limo service for the duration of my stay 6. A tour of Bridge Studios and the SGA/SG-1 set and 7. Lunch/dinner with David Hewlett, Amanda Tapping and Joe Flanigan.

    Now that’s not too much to ask to take your mom off your hands for a few days, right? ;-P

    Kimberly

    Hmmm…Actually…for #6 and #7, I would probably do it for the airfare alone!!! LOL

  30. Crap….now my husband says there’s a 10 foot rule I have to follow. That means I have to always be 10 feet away from David and Joe F.. I guess Amanda and I will have to be at one end of a 10 ft long table and David and Joe at the other end!!!

    (I didn’t put you at the table as I’m sure you would not want to be inflicted with a crazy SGA fan!)

  31. Not a bad home for evicted blogs; personally I prefer LiveJournal. Festive though, very festive.

    Debbie Does Dallas, the musical? I take it audience participation is right out, huh? We attended a viewing of DDD at Pirate Ron’s Karaoke and Porn Dome, at Roach Lake outside of Las Vegas, when two young ladies disrobed in the film. (I have to specify, there was a Party Naked Bar near the dome.) I hollered, “Ladies and gentlemen, the Bush Twins.” Hey, it got a bigger laugh than my singing.

    Next year Pirate Ron says he’ll turn off the sound and let us karaoke the films. Should be very, very interesting. (No, really I do not make these things up, although I may have the name of the theme camp wrong, but those were the main attractions, porn and karaoke. And a DIY potluck open bar.)

    ((Attended a viewing, hah! we stumbled in, sang loudly, badly, off-key, and got so drunk we stayed for the movie.))

  32. So, here’s three questions. Answer any two that strike your fancy.

    Does Dr. Lam appear in Ark of Truth and Continuum?

    Do any of Earth’s ships feature in Continuum?

    Is it likely that Richard Dean Anderson will appear in future movies?

  33. Thanks for the heads up on the new blog. I must have overlooked your first comment about it over in your blogger accounts comments – there were just so many.

    So far, liking the new blog, but I agree about the pictures. How will I ever be able to appreciate the excellence of your meal photography?

    Did you manage to figure out what to do while your mum’s visiting? Out of your list, I’d vote on the Agnostic Christmas one. Sounds incredibly meaningful.

  34. Activity #6 looks like it’s getting a fair amount of support. “With good reason,” I say to the android-like head on my Syntax “Meccano Mind” CD. (Re: “Honey, I lost my mother” issues, fit your mom with a GPS tracking device, and you’re all set.) Next, I would do #5 – well, maybe with someone else’s mother, but not my own. Pixilated parents practicing next-generation dance moves to electro could get embarrassing. (But then, one’s parent could be Alan Greenspan, and of course you’d never hear the end of that.)

    BUT – and this is the good part – once mom is well-lubricated, not to mention totally stoked after having gone a few rounds on the dance floor with someone 20 -30 years her junior, you can then get the 411 on questions she’s just smiled smugly about ever since you were a kid. (Of course I sh… I mean wouldn’t know anything in your case; but I did have an older brother, who is more than happy to keep me supplied with books, CD’s, and other cool stuff in exchange for my silence on certain matters.) So you might want to keep your options open on that one.

    I really like this blogsite. *chants* It has style, it has class, its admins aren’t a pain in the ass…. or so we all hope. – Love the holiday theme! And when the hols are over, you still have this very soothing green border – quite nice, and pleasantly reminiscent of wine bottles. – Oh yes, it also has the subtle evergreen tree FX in the lower left-hand corner. I love that. As well, the slight color variations in the comments section add to that “easy reader” feelin’. When you get a chance to take all the options out for a spin, maybe you could let us know how the blog handles – like, is it sufficiently high-tech to be all that a blog can be, but with a smooth interface that a lib-arts major could slide right through?

    Hope you have a great time with your mom. 🙂

  35. Hi Joe!

    I like the new layout! Nice colors.

    I just got done watching Jackie Chan’s new movie ‘The Myth’. He made it with Stanley Tong. While it won’t be on my favorites list, I liked it. It’s a real departure for him, I think. Half is set in the past and done in more of the traditional style (sword fights, flying on wires. etc) while the other half is more typical modern JC adventure. Worth watching for the fight in the rat glue factory alone! I was disappointed my version was dubbed instead of subtitled, although Jackie did his own voice. (Can’t wait to listen to Jackie’s audio commentary.) Do you prefer the original subtitled versions over dubbed or does it matter to you?

    If you see it, be sure to watch the outtakes at the end. They even have the cameraman on wires! Maybe you should suggest that on the Atlantis set. 😉

  36. PS: The blog appears to be doing some weird things. Besides the time discrepancies others have pointed out, that I suspect can only be explained via a blackboard full of equations that point to rapidly increasing entropy on the internet, for some reason my comment was put at #3, when it should’ve been #45. (No, I didn’t add a flask of brandy to the already spirited eggnog. [Apt description, there!] ) – Of course, any loyal SGA fan knows that things aren’t always as they seem. Hmm.

  37. anon, good nurse wrote: “The blog appears to be doing some weird things. Besides the time discrepancies others have pointed out, that I suspect can only be explained via a blackboard full of equations that point to rapidly increasing entropy on the internet, for some reason my comment was put at #3, when it should’ve been #45.”

    My bad. I fixed the time discrepancy and, in so doing, caused the blog to re-order the new comments as they come in. The old comments remain at the old time, but the new comments are stamped with the new time code and, as a result, are being slotted in between the pre-existing comments. Confusing, no?

  38. josephmallozzi wrote:

    “My bad. I fixed the time discrepancy and, in so doing, caused the blog to re-order the new comments as they come in. The old comments remain at the old time, but the new comments are stamped with the new time code and, as a result, are being slotted in between the pre-existing comments. Confusing, no?”

    Confusing, yes (but thanks very much for the logical explanation) – and I imagine very frustrating in regard to your no-show icon image. Especially when some thumbnails are showing up in the left-hand column. Good luck with it all.

  39. Oy Joe!!

    You pushed your comments in front of mine. Where’s ya manners? 😛

    I guess all new homes need the bugs ironed out, you’ll get used to it after much fistbanging and headdesking.

    Sounds like some wordpress veterans might wanna give you some pointers (well more pointers).

    Oh yeah.. had a thought. Can we ask your mum some questions?

    I would like to ask Mama Mallozzi (Hello!):

    Was Joe a good boy to raise? Did little Joe ever give you those “AAARRGGHH” moments?

  40. Hi Joe,

    I’ve completed a Bach of FiTV, and three separate internships at film offices over two years. Is there any position available on the staff for an intern in the production department?

  41. I’ll go with #3. And the new home is ok (though I do like the decor of the other one better). Here’s to hoping your Mom made it in ok. Which I guess she did.

  42. Ok Joe, about that profile pic:

    Hit Browse, find the pic, upload it (Upload Image), then hit Update Profile…and if that doesn’t work, then I’m out.

    That probably wasn’t much help.

  43. Hey Joe. How is the hit count compared to the old site? Do we need to go on a search party for some poor lost souls that by now have probably pulled out all of their eyebrows and eyelashes while rocking back and forth trying to find your new home?

  44. I have an etiquette question. You might know the answer from shopping with Fondy.

    The other day my sister dragged me into a store saying that I needed a skirt for work. Now there is no way I would ever buy anything in this store full of neon leg warmers, mini skirts, and sequins, but I decided to be nice since she looked pretty stupid with her eye patch and I was enjoying all the people staring at her. Anyway, after I managed to talk her out of the fluorescent pink mini skirt (she’s 20, by the way), she took some clothes and stood in line for the fitting rooms.

    Now, in this situation, is it OK to slide down a pillar to sit cross legged on the floor and pull your book out? I mean, I didn’t mind the 12-year-olds stepping over me but they did look at me funny.

    Also, after flashing my cleavage to the world on your blog, I have invested in a modest t-shirt. It has cookie monster on it.

  45. @#42 (Morgia) – (mon francais est vraiment vraiment affreux = high school french, donc, je ferai beaucoup d’erreurs, je suis desolee!!) Je ne souviens que un petit peu de l’episode, mais. A mon avis, oui, si John a utilise le bouton a ce moment, il serait mort (— je sais que le temps j’ai utilisee ici sont choquant, pardon! j’espere que tu me peux comprendre.) Cependent, il y ont quelques explications: -le F-302 n’est pas un engin qui vole seulement dans l’espace: il vole aussi dans l’atmosphere. Aussi, peut etre que Sheppard (ou le pilot) doive apporter un, euh, <> mais il est parasseux!! C’est vraiment possible je crois! 😉

    Probably I’ve embarassed myself considerably and I bet you read English really well (and are probably not exactly skimming Joe’s comments waiting for someone else to answer you) but, well, that’s how I’d get myself to stop fussing over it 😛 Plus, I got to do a little bit of french practise. It’s a win-win.

  46. New blog looks very nice. Hope you have a nice time with your mom. Could I send mine up, surely 2 moms wouldn’t be much more trouble than 1. She has always wanted to see Vancouver. 😉

  47. I vote for the Camra Christmas Caskival. Sure there’s the whole concern about losing the parental unit but hey, if nothing else I’m sure New Mexico’s warmer than Vancouver. 🙂

    I did a bit more research for you and uncovered such delights as:

    Tea Matinees Series

    Ballet BC’s popular Tea Matinee Series is wonderful for dance lovers who prefer to attend the ballet on Saturday afternoons at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in downtown Vancouver. Enjoy complimentary tea and cookies from 1pm to 2pm in the lobby.

    Rice is Life / Le riz, c’est la vie

    When: May 4, 2007 – January 1, 2008
    Where: Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC

    Canada’s First Ever Exhibit Dedicated to Rice! Rice is Life explores rice’s deep significance in societies from all over the globe through history, cultivation, culture, religion, ritual, science and modern day challenges of sustainability.

    BC Sports Hall of Fame

    When: Monday – Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm
    Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard South

    The BC Sports Hall of Fame boasts twenty galleries in a 20,000 square foot facility featuring BC sports highlights, from the early 1800s to the present!

    THIS WONDERFUL LIFE

    When: Nov 29 – Dec 29 8pm (2pm matinees Sat)
    Where: Pacific Theatre 1440 West 12th (at Hemlock)

    Pacific Theatre is delighted to join you in your Christmas festivities with This Wonderful Life, a one-man variation on the quintessential holiday show, It’s a Wonderful Life. It is Christmas Eve in a wartime New England town. Despairing over a life of dreams deferred, George Bailey sets out to throw himself from a bridge – until a dotty angel-in-waiting shows him what might have been had he never lived at all. Dan Amos stunningly recreates over two dozen memorable characters in this imaginative tour-de-force. At turns hilarious, touching, and even dark, This Wonderful Life is a holiday show not to be missed!

    Canada at Play: BC on Ice

    When: December 1 – January 25 10am-5pm Daily
    Where: BC Sports Hall of Fame

    Showcasing “Canada at Play”, an exhibit profiling 100 years of winter sports, toys and games on loan from the Royal Ontario Museum, and explore BC’s rich sport heritage on ice. Visitors will participate in fun interactive activities based on the stories and collection of figure skating, hockey, speed skating and curling.

    A Rose in Winter featuring musica intima

    When: Tuesday, December 18th, 2007 @ 8pm
    Where: West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue

    When: Friday, December 21st 2007 @ 8pm
    Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 690 Burrard Street

    Internationally renowned for performances and recordings that sparkle with fresh insight and vibrant musicality, musica intima has earned a reputation as one of Canada’s most exciting vocal ensembles. What makes this group tick? The 12 professional singers rehearse and perform without a conductor. In rehearsal, they exchange ideas freely while exploring their own musical creativity. In performance, they engage the audience with a spontaneity and freshness all their own. Join musica intima for the most anticipated concert of the year. With something for everybody, each piece on a rose in winter is like a hand-blown Christmas ornament providing sparkle and shine to the tree. In true intima fashion, we invite you to come and enjoy traditional and contemporary Christmas carols, including Biebl’s Ave Maria, new arrangements of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and Once in Royal David’s City, and the Canadian premiere of O Nata Lux by Seth Garrepy.

    An ABBA Christmas with ABBA Cadabra

    When: Friday, December 21st, &Saturday, December 22nd 2007
    Where: Belle’s Restaurant – 14007 32nd Ave, South Surrey

    Moon Coin Productions presents an ABBA Christmas at the brand new Belle’s Restaurant in South Surrey! In addition to ABBA Cadabra performing all of your favourite ABBA hits, your ticket price also includes a beautiful, 3 course dinner. This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable night with spectacular music & food! This is ABBA Cadabra’s only public Christmas show in the lower mainland and tickets are limited.

    My personal vote would have to be for the Abba Christmas! Food, drink and classic Europop – what more could you ask?! 😀

  48. “Conversation with Alan Greesnpan.”
    I don’t think this oily character will thrill your mom much.

    BTW, the news reports say that Quebec had 40 inches of snow. Did your mom escape just in time? Is she ever going home, or is she staying until summer?

    Don’t grind your teeth like that!!

    If you mom is like my mom…oh boy, keeping a person in their seventies entertained is quite a task. Good luck!

  49. Hi Joe,

    When you watch TV, do you look at it like looking at a Stargate episode you are producing? As in, do you notice little flaws? Or can you just sit back and enjoy as a regular audience member?
    Oh, and please have your mom do a guest blog! That’s a fun mother/son activity!! 🙂

  50. You are welcome, Joe. I am glad you like it. : )

    It was a fun way to spend a stormy sunday afternoon. Please post your elfish fun. I am sure Martin, Paul, & Carl won’t mind.; )

  51. Hi Joe

    Like your new site and it’s certainly nice to have you back.. I certainly did like Joe Abercrombies The Blade itself and am looking forward to reading the next two. Am enjoying the shows so far this year, although the last one “mortal coil” felt like an insert or a side line. The idea was interesting though.. Glad Your Mother is in Town. YOu take care of her now.. She sounds like a sweet beautiful Italian mother who probably spoiled you rotten when you were a child. Anyway enjoy your time with her..

    Take care

    Dori

  52. Profile pic is fine now Joe! Sorry for the late response, you probably already figured it out ;).

  53. Hope your mum arrived safe and well.

    Is your mum like mine full of wise sayings such as…?

    You’ll understand when you’re older. (Mum I’m 49 how much older do I have to be?)

    A little soap & water never killed anybody. (It will if you drown in the bath!)

    Are you going out dressed like that? (I thought I looked drop dead gorgeous.)

    I hope you kept the receipt. (No I’m not taking it back to the shop mum.)

    Beds are NOT made for jumping on. (Then why did god give us sprung mattresses?)

    Call me when you get there, just so I know you’re okay. (Easier not to argue just to say “Yes mum”)

    Bored! How can you be bored? I was never bored at your age. (We’ve come along way since the hoop and stick)

    And my favourite mum saying, when I was young and climbed on anything and I mean anything.

    You fall down and break your leg don’t come running to me!! (Huhh?)

    I have been known to say some of these to my kids it’s a mum thing what can I say!!

    Earn brownie points take your mum to a nice place for afternoon tea then buy her something that sparkles…you’ll be her favourite child.

    “Of course your worth it mom, hell you housed me for nine months rent free before I was born.”

    Good luck!
    Pauline

  54. Man all these comments are arse about face LOL.

    Nevermind.. Rome wasn’t built in a day. Caesar never blogged either.

  55. I’m claiming the 17th’s blog post dedicated to me. Regardless of what you say.

    I turn half a century old. Amazingly, I’ve still got my hair, it hasn’t turned grey, and I haven’t had my first heart attack yet (which finally throws off the jinx of suffering what my father suffered medically when I turned his age.

  56. Hey Joe! Good to see your bloggeriffic self back in action!

    As for Mom, I’d go with the “Camra Christmas Caskival”. Nothing says “Mom, I love you” more than multiple samplings of the finest Winter brews. Plus if you time it right, you may just find her in time for Xmas. Or New Years.

  57. Love the new site Joe. Hope you stay here. Since I’m a Mom, I vote for #6. My oldest son, who just turned 21, would love it. And I have to admit that I’d love to visit New Mexico again (even if it’s by accident).

  58. Joe, so glad you are back in the blogging business. It’s been terrible and I’m sure that the female pugs are glad they didn’t have to sacrifice the boys for your return. Who would they then pick on?

    Hope you picked your mother up on time and have fun (snicker). I vote for the African Healing Dance for Women. Don’t forget your video camera!

  59. Hello.
    Love your blog. This is in response to your comment about your dog having a hip displasia problem. There are now hip replacements available for pets similar to the ones humans have an artificial hip will end the pain and help the dog regain mobility ask your vet about it. Any plans for RDA to appear next season just wondering?

  60. Hey Joe,

    you’re back, finally. Missed your blog. This new looks great, I like it 🙂
    I hope your mum has a great time in Vancouver.

    Could you do me a favour? Dedicate your next entry to Doug, a friend of mine, his wife died last week.
    Thank you.

    Have a great time with your mum and take care!

    Ivana

  61. kdvb1 Says:
    Joe,
    I would love to take your mom around Vancouver. All I would want in return would be: 1. Airfare from TIA to Vancouver. 2. A ride to a posh hotel 3. Free nights at said posh hotel 4. Food and spending $ for me and your mom 5. Free limo service for the duration of my stay 6. A tour of Bridge Studios and the SGA/SG-1 set and 7. Lunch/dinner with David Hewlett, Amanda Tapping and Joe Flanigan.

    Now that’s not too much to ask to take your mom off your hands for a few days, right? ;-P

    Kimberly

    Hmmm…Actually…for #6 and #7, I would probably do it for the airfare alone!!! LOL

    Boy Kimberly you ask a lot. I’ll take his mom off his hands just for dinner with David Hewlett and I have no husband to institute a 10 foot rule.

  62. Wow! Zannah’s version of Elfyourself is really well done! Don’t let anyone say the fans of Stargate aren’t creative!

    Okay, what does a person do in between work,friend & family holiday interaction time and 4 January when the 2nd half of S4 airs? Personally, I’m reviewing ALL SGA DVD’s beginning with S1- S3. Once that’s accomplished, moving on to ALL of SG-1, S1-10. Woo-hoo! Heaven in a DVD, whoda thunk it?

    BTW, every time the theme plays from either show, both of my cats perk up their ears and look towards the TV! Unfortunately, their attention then wanders despite the quality writing, directing and acting that ensues… Well, they ARE cats after all. (Limited SGA appreciation values… sigh)

  63. The African Dance activity reminds me of a few experience’s in one of my Psychology classes. The course was called Women’s Studies. Some days we would discuss the impact of various theraputic activities in treating post traumatic stress disorder, interpretive dance was one of them. I’d say a flight from Montreal or wherever your Mom is coming from is traumatic enough given the overall crappiness of traveling through airports during the holidays.

    I vote for the dance! (shudders)…

  64. Yep, this text size is much better. I like the holiday festiveness of the background, too.

  65. 1. grace Says:
    Uh, no, the person didn’t mishear anything. Joe Flanigan said that he goes to the writers earlier and earlier with suggestions and they say “No, sorry, too late.”
    He also said that he asked TPTB to please change their minds about killing Beckett, and they said “Sorry, too late, we already told Paul.”
    I’m just amazed at how Joe could see how bad the fan reaction would be to both Beckett and Weir being dumped, but you guys couldn’t. Why is that?
    I know you’re writing stories ‘you’ want to see, but if the audience doesn’t agree, you’re not really going to have much of an audience left.
    I have to say, I admire Joe F more every day for the support he’s shown to both Torri and Paul.
    There are people out there who are hoping he can influence a decision to bring Weir back, but going by what he’s said at conventions, you guys don’t give a flying you know what what your own star thinks.

    My question is do all these comments from fans saying Joe F said this and that get him in trouble? They do make him seem disgruntled and full of himself at times and have made me wonder what he’s really like around the set.

  66. Nice new digs, here. (Even if it did take me a week to check the comments on your last Blogger post to figure out where you’d gone.)

  67. Soooo apparently I’m a little slow in the “using Tippy’s brain” department and finally realized there was something amiss! For the past 6 days, I was under the impression you’d taken a break for the holidays (understandably), but then got the notion that something terrible might have happened! (Tippy’s brain in overdrive) So finally checking up in things, i come to find that Blogger is being ‘special’.

    I like this new site, though! Its all colorful and purdy =D and the catch-up I got to do today made studying for the GRE’s a little more rewarding =) so now that I’m done with this reading, I can drag out the massive book my mom got me and start re-understanding how the english language works!

    I look forward to your next update!

    Lots o’ love!
    Tippy

  68. Glad to see you’re back up and blogging. The new site looks nice, and the lack of annonymous comments sounds infinately appealing.

  69. hey Joe,
    I think I was going through withdrawal not being able to read your blog everyday so I’m happy to see you here.
    Did your Mom arrive? I believe Toronto and Montreal are in the middle of a blizzard – her flight may be cancelled – better call first.

  70. Hi There Mr M! Greetings from Tipperary!!
    Delighted you have given the Kidnappers the slip and love your new home. Just caught Mortal Coil! Wow and again Wow!!! Great ep.!
    Season 4 just gets better and better!!!
    Like the new colours of your blog page, very…cheery!! Although I always thought the black background of the old blog was very NID-esque….
    Any more crumbs of info from the premiere of Ark of Truth?

    Thank you!
    Shirt’n’Tie

  71. Hello 😀

    Sa va bien ??? moi sa peu aller, il fait vraimennt froid aujourd’hui, j’aurais mieux fait de résté dans mon lit se matin, en plus de sa je suis sur de ne pas avoir réussi mon examain aujourd’hui.

    Waou! éh bien, vous avez prévu de nombreuse chose a faire avec votre maman! ..moi je vous conseille Tecktonik !!!!!!!

    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=qUXfSBaWLDY

    bah quoi? sa se dance a tout age^^!

    Si j’aime ce blog?? oui, mais l’autre me manque beaucoup, je pense que c’est simplement une question dhabitude..

    Ohh je suis contente^^! Notre pitit sarkozy c’est touver une cherie….c’est une ancienne top model! il y’en a qui on de la chance!
    sa photo:
    http://imstars.aufeminin.com/stars/fan/D20060918/1014_553626655_carla_bruni_5_H194056_L.jpg

    mes questions:

    1) Vous comptez reprendre definitivement ce blog?
    2)Vous allez fêtes noel avec qui?
    3) Votre maman parle francais??….je lui passe le bonjour d’ayieur , =D

    Bon j’i go, gros kisou, a demain <3, vous êtes le meilleur,Merci

  72. So, here’s how my day is going…

    I was working, quietly at my desk, uploading the latest texture files to the office (i work in PC game development, and i work from home). Everything was going nice and smooth, the sounds of the construction crew replacing the concrete street outside buzzing in the background.

    Then, all of a sudden, WHAM!!! BOOM!!! The ground and walls shook, an explosion sounded off, followed by the power dieing out! “Oh my god!” i said to myself. “They’re attacking!” “But who?! Terrorists? Gnomes!? Sea otters? Has Baron Destructo found me!?” No, no, it was a fate far worse. Construction workers.

    It seems they felt it necessary to avoid the obligatory “look behind you” when backing up their heavy equipment, thus bringing it rather harshly into contact with a power pole. Said pole then fell to the ground, transformer and all. So as i went outside to see what happened, one of the many non-english speaking fellows approached me, “Pole knock over,” he said. As i stared at the people staring at the pole, i thought to myself, “No $hit Sherlock.”

    So now, as i sit in cold darkness, wondering “how long does it take to truck in a new power pole and erect it?”, i find myself on my cell phone, posting here, wondering what the great baron would do in similar circumstances? Death Ray? Hordes of genetically engineered killer-groundhogs? If only. *sigh*

    So, here’s to hoping the power company can get a new pole in, erected, and strung with new power lines before the freezing cold of the nigh… Hmmm? Not likely? Yea i didn’t think so either. Baron, a little help with these minions? Something to encourage them?

    A blog dedication to my horror of horrors?

  73. “1. grace Says:
    Uh, no, the person didn’t mishear anything. Joe Flanigan said that he goes to the writers earlier and earlier with suggestions and they say “No, sorry, too late.”
    He also said that he asked TPTB to please change their minds about killing Beckett, and they said “Sorry, too late, we already told Paul.”
    I’m just amazed at how Joe could see how bad the fan reaction would be to both Beckett and Weir being dumped, but you guys couldn’t. Why is that?
    I know you’re writing stories ‘you’ want to see, but if the audience doesn’t agree, you’re not really going to have much of an audience left.
    I have to say, I admire Joe F more every day for the support he’s shown to both Torri and Paul.
    There are people out there who are hoping he can influence a decision to bring Weir back, but going by what he’s said at conventions, you guys don’t give a flying you know what what your own star thinks.”

    Really, you admire him for this? If he actually said everything that people say he said then he sounds like a unappreciative jerk who isn’t satisfied with the fact he has a well paying job and it makes him sound like a control freak. It also sounds like whoever wrote the above cut and pasted comment doesn’t like what has happened on the show. I hope they realize there’s always fan fiction and maybe it would be nice for the writers/producers if some of the fans stopped complaining about how awful every decision the writers and producers make is (which it isn’t, 98% of their decisions are really good). Also, isn’t there more than one star on the show?

  74. Bonjour,
    excellente idée de changer de blogger et surtout de banir les entrées anonymes.

    Un mot pour vous dire d’apprécier la vie.

    Vendredi soir dernier mon épouse et moi avons eu un accident d’automobile. Notre auto est une perte totale. Elle a glissé et a été frappée sur le côté gauche avant. Un instant plus tôt, c’est ma portière ( et moi-même) qui aurait reçu le coup; un instant plus tard, ça aurait été mon épouse qui aurait été frappée de son côté par un autobus. Et la force de l’impact nous a envoyé valsé sur le côté où un jeune enfant était en train de pelleter avec sa maman qui a juste eu le temps de le tirer vers elle lui évitant d’être frappé par mon auto.

    Au final personne n’a été blessé , juste une auto détruite.

    Comme on dit au Québec, il y a un Bon Dieu pour les innocents!!

    Tout cela confirme que la question de savoir si oui ou non c’était une bonne chose de faire mourir Elizabeth Weir ou Beckett doit rester un prétexte pour s’amuser au lieu de s’engueuler.

    Bona Natale a ti you, la tua mama y sorella, all SGA and SG1 team and to my beloved Vala !

  75. «labellementeuse Says:
    @#42 (Morgia) – (mon francais est vraiment vraiment affreux = high school french, donc, je ferai beaucoup d’erreurs, je suis desolee!!) Je ne souviens que un petit peu de l’episode, mais. A mon avis, oui, si John a utilise le bouton a ce moment, il serait mort (— je sais que le temps j’ai utilisee ici sont choquant, pardon! j’espere que tu me peux comprendre.) Cependent, il y ont quelques explications: -le F-302 n’est pas un engin qui vole seulement dans l’espace: il vole aussi dans l’atmosphere. Aussi, peut etre que Sheppard (ou le pilot) doive apporter un, euh, mais il est parasseux!! C’est vraiment possible je crois!

    Probably I’ve embarassed myself considerably and I bet you read English really well (and are probably not exactly skimming Joe’s comments waiting for someone else to answer you) but, well, that’s how I’d get myself to stop fussing over it Plus, I got to do a little bit of french practise. It’s a win-win.»

    Hé ma chère labellementeuse.

    Merci énormément pour les explications, c’était très clair et intéressant. Tu as un très bon français et je suis très fière et honérée que tu ais pris le temps de m’écrire en français !

    Dont be shy to write in french you are good and with practice you gonna be expert ! (You see may english its not very good but I continu to write and speak !) I know what is it to learn a other langage. Two years ago I passed 1 year in Nova Scotia (Cadada) to teach french in high school immersion. It was so hard at the begginning to understand what people said ! I know its hard to learn french ! So go go go !!!!!

    Hé Joseph, c’est dont ben bizarre la position des commantaires, les gens qui ont écrit après moi sont des fois postionnés avant ou après moi. C’est pas que ça me dérange, mais c’est un peu mélangeant quand j’essai de lire les commentaires que je n’ai pas lu (Je sais, je sais, je suis vraiment plaignard. Mais c’est juste que je veux que ton blog soit parfait ! Houlala, que je suis gentille, je suis une personne teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellement attentionnée ! Le don de soi voilà ce qui me qualifie ! lol C’est ironique bien entendu, je suis tout de même une personne humble…)
    Bonne journée:)

  76. Don’t look now, Joe, because your profile pic’s working. I guess it’s a delayed reaction. That, or you did something that succeeded and didn’t tell us about it.

  77. Operation Cookies for Carl is a Go!

    Please tell Carl he’d better be on the picket line this Friday morning! At least 2 SCBers will be there to present him with specially designed cookies in honor of Carl, the writers and, of course, Carson. Hilarity is bound to ensue, and elevated blood sugars.

    I just noticed your comments from the old blog didn’t transfer over. Oh well… for the most part nothing too profound, and the old site is still there as a reference. 🙂

  78. Hey Joe!

    I was wondering what white-wear appliance you were stuck under?
    I love the look of the new Blog! Looking god-like in your User-pic so you have to be doing something right.

    I haven’t been out of New Zealand so I haven’t enjoyed the wonders that are Giant Bears and White Christmas’
    Its Summer all summer here in NZ! You should come visit sometime…Can you???

    NZJ

  79. “pg15 Says:
    Don’t look now, Joe, because your profile pic’s working.”

    Joe, are you trying to take your ear off with a pair of chopsticks? The avatar (also called a tiny picture) may be, well, tiny but it sure looks like it!

    I see that the pictures on the main page look better now – less blocky. Good for you!

  80. Hi Joe,
    Finally found you, 575 comments on the old site was a lot to get through.

    So, finally seen This Mortal Coil, I did like the ending. Bleep.
    I had to avoid your wonderful breakdown of the Ep until it had been broadcast over here.

    Aaannyway, I like your new home, it seems very nice. Bo hiss to the bad people at blogspot. Have they told you when you get your hearing for breaking the rules, and what rules you broke? Cause that would be interesting to know.

    Oh yeah, I finally remembered my question, Teyla going through the gate, how has she not been taken off active duty?
    Over in Iraq and what-not, any female getting pregnant gets physically downgraded and shipped back home PDQ.
    And surely Keller as CMO has a obligation to report any situations such as this to Carter?
    Or are you getting round it by saying that Teyla’s not military and therefore exempt to the military rules?
    Just a thought.

  81. YAY I just found your new blog home Joe. Thank goodness! I was getting the troops this side of the pond ready to come and do battle with The Baron and his minions. LOL
    Hugs
    Wendy
    John Sheppard is my happy place

  82. Bonne nuit 🙂

    Je vais me coucher car la, mon blog va me rendre folle!!

    a demain, Kisou Kisou…..!

    a oui une question avant d’aller au lit, esque les québécois son tous bilingue?? il communique tous en anglais et francais? …..si c’est le cas ils ont bien de la chance^^!

    allé Bonne nuit Joseph, Bonne nuit Morgia, Bonne nuit les quebécois, bonne nuit les canadian, bonne nuit les américain, bonne nuit ……tous le monde qui lira ce commentaire ^^!

  83. Pauline said

    Earn brownie points take your mum to a nice place for afternoon tea then buy her something that sparkles…you’ll be her favourite child.

    Tea at the Empress! That’ll impress her!

    Leila said

    Boy Kimberly you ask a lot. I’ll take his mom off his hands just for dinner with David Hewlett and I have no husband to institute a 10 foot rule.

    Yes, but David has someone to institute that rule.

  84. Joe,

    Trying out the comment feature on the new blog site. Here’s hoping I’m successful on the first try.

    Oh, and the Wii? Be careful, they are addictive. But, a lot of fun. For all ages. And, a nice side benefit? A fun way to exercise.

    And finally – my new motto for SGA – Season 5……

    “Weir’s Alive In Season 5!”

    Catchy, don’t you think?

    Cheers!
    SMB_BOOKS

  85. I love ElfYourself! I spent much longer than I should have playing with it on Saturday – gotta love dancing Chuck!

    Omg, this could totally be a scene from the musical ep! :p How can you resist writing it now?!

  86. Whoa. Ok just found this place today. Better late than never I guess.

    1)Will Michael’s return bring out a darker side to any of the team members?

    2)Are things not all that they appear with The Travelers?

  87. re/mom…if you’re still looking for ideas… Canucks game? But that only be fun if they’re playing the Sens. 😉

    Also, when my step-mom (or mother-in-law) visits I make sure I have a jigsaw puzzle or two around, nice cozy fire, some wine – get lots of talking done 🙂

    Liking the new blog, very nice.

    I’ll also take this opportunity to say that I’m really enjoying season 4.

    All the best & have a great Christmas (holidays)!

  88. Thank God!! For the past 7 days I’ve been getting more and more worried that something horrible had happened to you or a member of your family. No postings on a blog that’s usually posted on daily makes me worried.

    But today I got the brilliant idea to check the comments, and lo and behold: a link to another blog! That’s what you get for not checking the comments sooner. I’m feeling much reassured now. Hope the blogger situation gets fixed. Otherwise this one works just as well, although the other one does have a bit nice layout in my opinion.

    Cheers

  89. Personally, I think your mother might enjoy combining several of those events. Alan Greenspan starring in Debbie Does A Very Agnostic Christmas, for example…. Good luck with the meeting at the airport on time! Always very impressive, especially if you make it there on time to carry the luggage.

    Have you figured out how to post images yet? WordPress’ page is here, but I guess you’ve already seen that!

    There’s a cam-copy of the new TV advert going around: looks like there’s some fun stuff coming! Do you have any control over the TV ads, or do you occasionally want to throttle people for letting cats out of bags?

  90. Hi Joe, finally found the new blog, the layout is lovely.

    I am guessing that Mum has now arrived in Vancouver. As a mum with a 22yo son (he only lives a 20 minute walk away – but I see him about 1 or 2 times a month!!) I would think that any mom-son activity you arrange would be nice. How about indoor skiing, or mini golf??

    I hope to make it back before Christmas but if I don’t, I would like to wish yourself and all the other contributors to this blog a safe and happy Christmas.

    “Don’t drive faster than your Guardian Angel can fly!”

    Marian

  91. I decided to check out the elfyourself at around 5.20pm last night. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Decided to go off and do some productive things for a bit and then completely forgot about it. At around 10.30pm last night my husband and I had the bejesus scared out of us by this blaring Christmas carol music. Thinking it was a Christmas party in the area (we live on top of a hill so we get a lot of echo) we are walking around trying to find the source of the REALLY LOUD MUSIC. Turns out that Elf Yourself had finally loaded after 5hours! And before you ask I’m on a high speed connection. Now my husband wants to know how long it will take for me to put our heads in it 🙂

  92. Hey Joe-

    I still like my idea the best, but that’s the kind of sick, twisted mind I carry around pretty much all of the time. Is there not a hockey game being played while your mom is there? I took my daddy (again, a southern thing) to his first hockey game and now he’s a fanatic. He even takes one of those annoying air horns and blasts it every time our team scores. Thankfully, it’s not often. So, what kind of big, blowup decoration graces your yard and terrifies you dogs this year? Sag

  93. Looking forward to seeing BAMSR on January 4 for the promised showdown and space battle with the Replicators. I just hope Larrin will be in very little of the episode, because, in my opinon, she is one of the worst characters ever introduced in SGA in terms of character construction. Not much more than a cardboard cut-out archetypical “tough and beautiful” female character who showed very little in the way of leadership ability to me except one of intimidation which is dubious at best. Maybe in BASMR she will show me something more than in the very disappointing Travelers, but I am not getting my hopes up. Too bad, because except for that episode, I have really enjoyed this season so far.

  94. I like this new Blog Page. Its not as simple to read as blogger… But I think it gives you a bit more freedom. You know… So that your not in trouble for spamming and impersonating CoooooooooooooooookieMonster as an ever growing arsenal versus the Nigerian Scammer Spam or some crap like that. Kudos to keeping on pushing forward with your blogdem and not giving up! Have you ever read Wil Wheaton’s Blog or any of his books? I just got his book ‘The Happiest Days of Our Lives’ wich is kind of an autobiography of him growing up as a living geek. And on the sets of Star Trek. It’s actually quite funny. His Blog is funny too.

  95. Hey, hope your mom’s visit went well. And I’m enjoying the new blog – I like the holiday theme. 🙂

    I asked this question a day or so ago, but I don’t know if you go back and answer questions from the days you don’t do the mailbag. So here it is again.

    Can we hope for a return to more team mission episodes next year? I know you’ve had some things to work around this year (like Rachel’s pregnancy), and that it was a transitional year in a lot of ways. But I am really missing having the team four together on missions out in the field. Any hope for more focus on the team (as a unit) next year?

    Thanks. 🙂

  96. cat4444 Said:

    “Leila said

    Boy Kimberly you ask a lot. I’ll take his mom off his hands just for dinner with David Hewlett and I have no husband to institute a 10 foot rule.

    Yes, but David has someone to institute that rule.”

    Oh, but wouldn’t we all like to have dinner with David Hewlett? 😉

    Hmmm, prize for the 100,000th visit on the new Blog? Dinner with David Hewlett! Sounds great! Joe gets to give out a prize and doesn’t have to do anything in the process, it’s like a night off! Remember, it’s easier to ask forgiveness than to ask for permission; besides, you’re his boss anyways. 🙂 :-p

  97. I’m liking the new blog. The layout makes it much easier to read, and I like the festiveness 😉

    Question: ever watch Jericho?

    Royal

  98. catt4444 and Leila sorry girls I’ll under cut you both.

    I’ll take Joe’s mum bungee jumping and to a show.
    Which senior citizen could resist ‘My Fair Lady’ and it’s on at the Gateway Theatre.

    But how bad is that no discount for Senior Citizens!!!

    And all this for the chance to see how scripts develop draft by draft, that’s all no weeeeing or squeeeeing.

    A bargain really, mum has a great time and I get to do something I’ve always wanted to do.

    I could throw a first born child in to sweeten the pot but I fear you may throw her back again.

    Pauline

  99. Hey Joe, I’m loving the new site. (Mostly because it works – so far)
    I hope you’re going to be posting pics of your mum, your humble minions want to see the remarkable genius of a woman that produced the Great Joseph Mallozzi!

    Enough sucking up? Good. Now I’d like to ask for Kavan Smith in season 5 please, and lots of him. Clothes optional. Ass-kicking preferable. Up to you whether he’s doing the ass kicking or having it done 😉 (Seriously though, it would be great to have a “Lorne Saves The Day” episode in the future to go with the “Lorne helps Sheppard and McKay save the day” episodes. Don’t get me wrong, I love those too, but everyone needs a little variety ;))

  100. Must have been a real day for computer glitches. Mine was out most of the day as well…(no internetz, no emailz!! GAAAH! How did I survive yesterday at all?????) *gasp wheeze*

    Ohkay, enough whinging…

    “Narelle from Aus Says:
    Hey Joe. How is the hit count compared to the old site? Do we need to go on a search party for some poor lost souls that by now have probably pulled out all of their eyebrows and eyelashes while rocking back and forth trying to find your new home?”

    I say, let them do their detective work & find the comment Joe left with the new address. Only 500-odd comments to riffle through. Piece of cake for the persistent. All the rest shall fall by the wayside for lacking the skills and perseverance to track this down!

    heh.

  101. Leila Says:
    My question is do all these comments from fans saying Joe F said this and that get him in trouble? They do make him seem disgruntled and full of himself at times and have made me wonder what he’s really like around the set.

    If you’ve ever seen video of Joe at conventions (including the occasions people like to reference on here) he is anything but disgruntled and full of himself. He’s enertaining and self-deprecating and a lot of fun and much of what he says is rather tongue-in-cheek. Don’t take other people’s interpretations as gospel without knowing the context, tone of voice etc. Check the source material and see for yourself what as said and how.

  102. Hey Joe,

    Glad to see you back up and running! I really like WordPress so far. If I thought I’d ever keep up with it I might move my blog over here. Yeah so I got nothing witty or profound to say….so….just insert your own comment here—-

  103. From the way you describe “Camra Christmas Caskival” I think I’d go with that one. Let’s face it, How many years have you celebrated christmas around the house with family?… Booooooring!

    It’s time to spice things up a notch, Live a little. Who knows which exotic places you will visit on your christmasy quest to find your long lost (read: gone for one week) dear beloved mother.

    And then ofcourse don’t hesitate and tell us all about your epic adventure when you come back.

    Hmmmm… I’m sensing a movie plot here, I’ll sign over all copyrights to you if you share any new juicy intel about the supposed “Stargate Universe” show… Are Brad and Robert held up by the WGA Strike, If so… Does that mean Universe will get shoved over to a 2009/2010 premiere date?

  104. Joe-

    So last week there were rumblings of an announcement pertaining to a character for S5. Now that you’ve got a blog going again, can we get that announcement??!! End the suspense and theorys!!!

    Magic 8 Ball says loads of chocolate will come your way if it is about a certain Scottish Doc….just one last attempt for a bribe.

    (fingers crossed!!!)

  105. anais said:

    “Vous avez prévu de nombreuse chose a faire avec votre maman! ..moi je vous conseille Tecktonik !!!!!!!

    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=qUXfSBaWLDY

    bah quoi? sa se dance a tout age^^!”

    LOL, that’s a funny little video. Thanks for posting the link. 🙂

    Jen Kirk: Now that’s a little scary. That rat might have quite a ways to go yet before it measures up to the Rodents of Unusual Size; but having read a book called Next by Michael Crichton, what goes through my mind is “Today, 2.5 feet long; tomorrow, 2.5 meters long – and it now has an opposable thumb….”

  106. An episode in the making http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22941770-23109,00.html
    Samantha Carter steps up from blowing up a star.
    PS: I was out to lunch with a client one day when he said “heard of the Chandra satellite?”, “Certainly have” was my reply. “That’s my Father’s satellite. He designed it, oversaw it’s production and then named it”. Not many people can claim their Dad has one of them!

  107. Anyone wanna read my blog while waiting for joe to write his? Good.
    come on over to http://joshmeyers.wordpress.com/

    It’s not an always wholesome family blog, but I would say it’s an interesting enough read while waiting for Joe to write his blog, your kids to get home from school, waiting for a phone call, while waiting for people of msn to come right back after they say “brb.”
    Don’t be afraid to leave comments, I wont hold anything against you as I approaCh everyone and everything with an open hear and mind.

    And if you CBF reading right now, bookmark me and I’ll see you another time.

  108. If I had a writer for a son, I would think it would not be what we actually did together that I would cherish most, but instead hearing the story that he could tell about our time together.

    Rose (formerly and occasionally still, OhioAnne)

  109. Hi again Joe. Would you mind if I use your excerpt relating to how you fix your hardware (relating to your phone charger) on my Quotes and Quips page?

  110. Hi Joe!

    After the harrowing experience of actually taking over Area 51, grabbing some *real* ARGs, a PuddleJumper, and some New Mexican chiles, we took off for the Moon. But it seems like we must have passed you like two spaceship that pass in the night. Bummer for the L.A.M.E. Earth-light pool deck. Tell the Baron we’re sorry, and we hope he didn’t lose anyone he really, *really* liked.

    So…this is your new home, eh? Not bad! Christmas-y, nice font, the gang’s pretty much all here. 🙂

    THE Joe Mallozzi said,
    “6. Camra Christmas Caskival: A tasting of 20 seasonal cask winter ales from local breweries. At first glance, this looks like a no-brainer but I must point out that the last time we attended one of these, I misplaced my mother and didn’t find her until the following weekend. In New Mexico.”

    The Campaign for Real Ale is doing a cask winter ale tasting???? *drool* Though I’m not a cask-conditioned beer fan (yet), that would be a wonderful time! But if “regular” beer sends your mom waaaay south of the border, then those winter ales will lead to her ending up in the Panama Canal (on a very nice ship, run by very nice, respectable men)!

    My best to Jelly and her sore hips. 🙁 I empathize.

    And should you never return to Blogger, I’ll move my blog from there too. “We hatessss it, Precious! We hatesssss that Blogger foreverrrr!”

  111. I think that this site is good, it gives a new view to the always new posts, but the old site gives a homey feeling doesn’t it??

    I vote for The Old One.

    NZJ

  112. Joe Wars Ep. I. : The phantom of Atlantis
    Joe Wars Ep. II. : Attack of the Lemmings
    Joe Wars Ep. III. : Revenge of the nanites
    Joe Wars Ep. IV. : A new season
    Joe Wars Ep. V. : The WGA strikes back
    Joe Wars Ep. VI. : The return of Beckett

    😀

  113. Hi Joe!

    Finally found this new blog of yours after wading through hundreds and hundreds of rescue attempt posts over at your old one. Several of Dovil’s posts had me gasping for air they were soooo darn funny. I like both blog locations for totally different reasons. You choose which one YOU like…I’ll follow you wherever you end up.

    My favorite authors are also Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy, just like your mum! “Shell Seekers”, “September” and “Evening Class” are my favorites. And Joe, you do have her eyes!

    TMC comments: First time through, I watched it with tears rolling down my face once we found out from RepliKeller that realElizabeth was dead(or is she?). Second time through was tearfree, but still very emotional for me. The Rodney and Radek scene near the end was superb! Looking forward to where the show goes from here. Yes, I really am!

    Re: Elizabeth and Carson
    It must feel good to you in a way that these two characters were embraced so enthusiastically by the fans. Ultimately that’s what you wanted. Otherwise no one would want to watch the show if they couldn’t connect with one or more of the characters. So rather than complain about them being gone as I’ve done in the past, I’d like to THANK YOU for creating these two wonderful characters in the first place. I will still be giving you a hard time though about Keller. LOL! Her character still needs some work.

  114. OMG!! I finally found you again!! I was having withdraws!! Thank goodness your fans sent me your new blog addy!! Whew! Color me happy!!! So excuse me while I catch up on things!! I’m so glad your still with us! I was getting worried! Ok no more gushing ha!

  115. Hi Joe. I like this site alright, but I think I’m going to put myself in what looks to be the minority camp here and say that I prefer the blogger site more. However, the Christmas decorations you’ve put up around the place here are a nice touch! Hope your mom is enjoying her visit!

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