Apologies for the tardy blog entry but I was out tonight for dinner and a show with big-time Hong Kong actress and all-around adorable sweetheart Theresa Lee (she made the finals of China’s version of Dancing with the Stars y’know).
Yes, blame her. She’s in town for a few days and we decided to get together to discuss that potential post-Stargate project we’ve been kicking around. While we brainstormed, we enjoyed some local Thai cuisine…
After dinner, we headed downtown to Maxine’s Restaurant & Lounge where we took in the show part of the “dinner and a show”. And, on this night, “the show” was the Candy Girl Cabaret.
Going in I wasn’t really sure whether I’d enjoy myself but I ended up having a great time. Yes, the ladies were lovely and scantily clad, but it was all very tasteful and the performances were energetic and tightly choreographed. The audience was a lively one, mostly made up of young women who got so caught up in the show that some of them even started dancing at their tables. Suffice it to say, I’ve got to get out more.
So I was strolling through my local butcher shop today when my eyes happened to alight on what I at first assumed was a pasty white boiled pork ball. Then, upon closer scrutiny, I recognized the delicacy for what it truly was: Haggis! About this same time last year, I considered and, ultimately, decided against picking one up – and ended regretting it. In the end, what made me decide to pass wasn’t the haggis itself (and, specifically, the ingredients that go into haggis) but the cooking process. Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer my innards crispy and the thought of boiled heart, liver, and lungs packed into a sheep’s stomach didn’t exactly fill me with an overwhelming desire to try it. Roasted heart, liver, and lungs packed into a sheep’s stomach is another thing entirely but, apparently, that would be tantamount to sacrilege I believe (and I base this assumption on the look actor and Scotsman Robert Caryle threw me when I floated the idea past him. Seriously. I thought he was going to all Begby on me.). So tell me, Haggis-lovers! Are steaming and boiling my only options? And are turnips and rutabagas my only side options? Help me out here.
SGU season two episode list:
Susan the Tartan Turtle writes: “Talking of ‘resourceful’ fans – have you ever been recognised by a fan in the street? Asked for your autograph? (Apart from the young lady from Montreal).”
Answer: A couple of months ago, I was in HMV with Ivon Bartok and had one of the sales associates recognize us from the blog. Several years earlier, the cashier at a local drugstore recognized me. So it does happen, but rarely, meaning I’m free to frequent my usual dives and seedy hotspots without fear of being found out.
Susan the Tartan Turtle also writes: “Has Brie left home yet?”
Answer: She’ll be gone in about two weeks. I’ll miss the little gal. While she’s a complete and utter pain in the ass during the day, she’s a primo cuddler at night.
Arctic Goddess writes: “If you are already pressed for time, how are you ever going to find time for baths? If you do find time, do you have a Jacuzzi tub?”
Answer: No jacuzzi bath but a fair-sized tub nonetheless. As for how I’ll find the time – simple! I’ll multi-task. Instead of reading in bed at night’s end, I’ll simply read in the bath.
PG15 writes: “Anyway, I hope this revelation of what your reality really is doesn’t damage you psychologically – but, if it did, we’ll all be right here to help!”
Answer: Well, now, don’t we have plenty of time on our hands!
Fsmn36 writes: “Why do you have so many colognes? I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love a lot of scents, but I stick to one and one only. It feels too cluttered to have more than one.”
Answer: Smell is apparently at the top of the list of memory-triggers, so I like to marry a particular scent to a particular event. For instance, I wore John Varvatos Vintage while in Tokyo and now, whenever I smell the cologne, I’m always reminded of the wonderful time I had there.
Rex Carter writes: “How many kinos are on the destiny including the 2 from the alternate timelines?”
Major D. Davis writes: “Will there be any hand to hand scenes in the second half of the season like the one in Justice?”
Answer: There will be a couple of tussles.
Kevman7987 writes: “1) How do the gates that are not in the SGC or Atlantis able to refill their power reserves.
2) How would a gate figure out which address to accept first if two incoming wormholes were dialed at the same time from similar distances?”
Answer: 1) This is an aspect of the series we’ve yet to explore.
2) It’s impossible for a gate to receive a simultaneous signal from two incoming wormholes. Even micro-seconds apart, one will be recognized first and take precedence, locking out the other.