Hope you’ve all finished up this month’s fantasy book of the month club pick, The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden, because I’ll be weighing in with my thoughts tomorrow. I’ll also be collecting questions for author Catherynne M. Valente who will be dropping by later in the week. This one was a very unique and interesting read. I look forward to checking out your comments.
Speaking of dropping by later in the week… You first knew her as replicator technician, then as human technician, and now as fab-haired recurring gate tech Amelia Banks on Stargate Atlantis. Next weekend-ish, actress Sharon Taylor will be dropping by to field your questions about her growing role on the series. What’s in store for Amelia in season 5? The answers may surprise. I’ll be taking questions for Sharon starting on Wednesday.
Well, the early numbers for Ghost in the Machine come in tomorrow afternoon and I predict our hitherto consistently upticking numbers take a bit of a hit as we went up against the Olympics last Friday night. Alas, not even the combined forces of Earth’s battle cruisers and the city of the Ancients are a match for the triple jump and women’s sabre. Hey, did you catch Tajikistan win the bronze in judo? No, neither did I.
Big news on the home front. Bubba took his first off-leash walk today. And, I’m proud to report, that not once did he go berserk and get all up in that passing Chihuahua’s grill. I’m sure that to those of you who don’t own a dog, this may not seem like a big deal, but it is. Hmmm. How to put it in terms you could understand? Well, I guess it’s sort of like a baby saying its first words or taking its first steps. Only more meaningful.
Fondy came back from a pet expo today, arms laden with dog treats. “Here you go,”she said, holding up a bag of desiccated chicken hearts. “Your next weird food purchase. I dare you.” Well. Them’s fightin’ words. On the other hand, them’s also some nasty smellin’ treats so I think I’ll hold off on the desiccated chicken hearts and go with something only slightly (and I do mean ever so slightly) less disgusting today: wheat grass. Check out the video at the bottom of this blog entry.
Hey, 1st Assistant Production Coordinator Tanja Balic was kind enough to send me copies of the photos she took during my dogs’ last visit to the studio. If the pooches look crazed, that’s only because they are.