I was just finishing up the teaser to my SGU script when my cell phone rang. It was Fondy. “I need you to come help me,”she said. “Bring a shovel!” Turns out she was on her way to meet with her bookkeeper, turned down one of Vancouver’s countless unplowed side streets, and got stuck. Turns out the city was ill-prepared for all the snow. Geez! You’d think we lived in Canada or something!
By the time I got to her, she was already being assisted by a young man who was trying his best to chip away at the compressed ice and snow packed beneath the undercarriage of her A4. He seemed to be doing okay all on his own but, in the interest of moving things along, I lent a hand and, in no time, we’d cleared the area around the car. Fondy hopped in and, just as she was about to put the car in reverse, two more helpful young man trotted over and asked if they could help. Fondy put the car in reverse, hit the gas, the four of us rocked the car back and forth, and she was finally free. A huge thanks to the good Samaritans.
Crisis averted. However, it’s pretty clear that if there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s this: Don’t visit your bookkeeper in the month of January. Make her come to you instead.
Well, the temperature has risen and they’re forecasting rain tonight so here’s hoping the main roads are clear for my drive in to the studio tomorrow. Brad and Robert are back in town and it looks like we’ll all be reconvening (well, most of us anyway) as preparations continue for Stargate: Universe’s inaugural season. It’ll be interesting to see how things have progressed since November on the design front and whether any further casting decisions have been made. Rob reports that that episode 3 is almost complete. Martin apparently has a first draft of Earth.
Sugarless Day #2. So far, so good although the sight of a box of maple truffles sitting in my cold room almost reduced me to tears. Not sure if that’s normal.
BTW – I’ll be gathering questions for Robert Cooper until Friday. Hopefully that should give you all plenty of time to come up with something truly brilliant.
Also – just heard from Janina (aka Dusty in Whispers) Gavankar who informs me that she’ll be on NCIS tomorrow night (Jan 6th, 8:00 p.m.), all tatted and tweaked.
I’m off to re-read the opening two-parter (technically a three-parter but whatever).
Today’s pics: A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I had a ton of never-before-posted pics. Well, I do. Most are crap but some are pretty good. The only problem is I don’t remember whether I actually posted some of them or not. On the off-chance I did, feel free to ignore ‘em.
Today’s entry is dedicated to birthday individual Shiningwit and belated birthday boy Scott.
And check out the following link Marty G. sent me. Mac users rejoice!