Another travel day, so sit back and enjoy the mailbag. Or, at the very least, read it anyway…
DasNdanger writes: “And Brie – so what does this mean? She’s a keeper now?”
Answer: Sadly, no. The little troublemaker will be moving to the east coast in about a month. Hope she writes!
Major D. Davis writes: “Now I saw 2 new marines in time, corpral marsden and Lipton. Marsden had a speaking role and Lipton was credited. However since time had to do with time travel and other wacky stuff, is it safe to assume they’re on board the destiny, or were the just on board the destiny in an alternate timeline?”
Answer: We’ll see both in future episodes.
Major D. Davis also writes: “Where is corpral rivers(the marine who was with park in life)? I miss that guy!!! He seemed cool? Will he be back?”
Answer: Yes, he’ll be back as well in the back half.
Belouchi writes: “Hit me up if you still interested in the Audi S5 ride.”
Answer: Thanks for the offer but I’m driving a sleek Chevy Cobalt.
DasNdanger writes: “And Joe, thanks especially to you for putting up with my nonsense, and for sharing with us, and for making your blog such a welcoming place. You’re not nearly as evil as everyone says.”
Answer: You take that back!
Tim Hendrix:”If you could invite five historical figures to dinner, one a time and then all together as a group who would you invite?”
Answer: Joel Robuchon, Thomas Keller, Mario Batali, Heston Blumenthal, and Alain Passard. We could sit down and discuss what they just prepared.
Pastrygirl writes: “Do the writers have any say on what music is picked to play in the episodes they write? I know permissions have to be obtained, but do you ask for a particular song/ songwriter or a type of music?”
Answer: We often do, yes.
Anais33 a ecrit: “1) Il y’a une chose que vous adorez à Montréal mais qui n’éxiste pas à Vancouver?
2) Vous aimez beaucoup les crustacés?
3) Toujours pas de petit voyage en France programmé pour 2010?”
Reponses: 1) Au Pied de Cochon.
2) Oui, j’adore l’homard.
3) Non, pas en France.
Sort of translations: 1) The one thing Montreal has that I miss in Vancouver: Au Pied de Cochon. 2) I love shellfish, especially lobster. 3) No plans to visit France any time in the near future.
Mackenzie’s Momma writes: “My question is- so when do you head back to work?”
Answer: Back in the office January 11th – hopefully with a first draft of my script. And a title.
Tammy Dixon writes: “Sassy waitress? She must have done it with taste AND have been cute?”
Answer: Now that you mention it – yes, she was pretty cute.
Ganymede writes: “This Cynthia… I like her… Photographs well – great tan, a lovely disarming smile, knows how to wield the “plastic”…”
Answer: Careful. The produce is all-natural.
Noelm writes: “Uh, Joe, did you get Cynthia’s permission before you posted that picture of the … ahem … grapefruits granite? Mercy!”
Answer: Are you kidding? I received the following message from her after posting my entry: “I’m just glad it wasn’t apricot or watermelon granite that day.” Incidentally, I saw her again last night. We went out for dessert…
Thornyrose writes: “Do you ever get ribbed or catch grief for something you’ve posted in the blog?”
Answer: Cynthia prefaced her message with: “Then I will also be able to correct you on the various inaccuracies in your blog entry.”
Thornyrose also writes: “So, are you trying to send a message to someone in particular with your musings on the virtues of different cities to reside in?”
Answer: Yeah. Vancouverites in general.
Tanie writes: “I am reading a great book at the mo’ [i]Under the Dome[/i] by Stephen King. So far it’s very much like [i]The Stand[/i], so if you enjoyed that, this book will suck you in just as successfully.”
Answer: I almost picked it up at the airport as I was heading off for Tokyo but decided against doing so because it was hardcover. I’ll no doubt pick up the paperback version when it comes out.
Jper writes: “1. My apologies if calling you “Joe” the other day (yesterday) was a bit inappropriate.”
Answer: Joe is fine.
Jper also writes: “2. So what are you looking forward to the most for 2010, Stargate and Not-Stargate related?”
Answer: 2. Stargate-related: Getting back into the swing of production, reuniting with the cast and crew, and walking the sets once again. Non-Stargate-related: Some upcoming visits to Vancouver by friends, my annual chocolate party, the release of the “With Great Power” superhero anthology edited by Lou Anders for which I contributed a story (http://www.amazon.com/Great-Power/dp/1439168822/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262529785&sr=8-1).
Milmer writes: “Do you ever get odd looks from people in restaurants for taking pictures of your food?”
Answer: Not really because, whenever I dine in Vancouver or Montreal, there are about a half-dozen of my fellow diners also snapping away.