Another late night of sorts. No, no burlesque on this evening – but mighty damn close. Funny man Martin Gero was in town and, after an afternoon of spinning stories and listening to amusing anecdotes involving people who really should know better, we all went our separate ways – and then reconvened an hour later at Campagnolo Restaurant for dinner and another round of amusing anecdotes.
Martin has been keeping busy post-Stargate, jetting between New York (where he is working on the second season of HBO’s Bored To Death) and L.A. (where he has various other projects on the go), yet still finding time to drop by his hometown Toronto, go on safari in Africa (q.v. his twitter page: http://twitter.com/martingero) and, most important of all, spend quality time with us. It’s always great having him back in town and his visits inevitably make me nostalgic for the old days. “Natsukashiii” as the Japanese would say.
Congrats to PG-15 for being the first one to guess the episode #5 title of “not Crossroads” and, actually…well, let me break it down for you:
I spoke to mom yesterday (presently in rehab for her broken femur) and she was in great spirits. In fact, I don’t remember the last time she was in such a good mood. The reason? She got a surprise visit from someone special. No, a close family member. Or a good friend. Or a co-worker.
What the heck? I’ve been thoroughly exhausted of late and I can’t figure out why. Couple this with a plethora of recent mystery pains and my writer’s mind begins to imagine all sort of dire scenarios. A rate tropical disease? Was I bitten by a vampire? Or maybe I just need to sleep in. For a week.
My friend and fellow foodie, Jessica, has started a blog documenting her studies at the Cordon Bleu in Tokyo where she is studying Basic Patisserie. She’s just begun but I’ve already started a list of the desserts she has to make me when I go back to Japan. Some incredible pics of some incredible-looking desserts: http://sugarbanzai.wordpress.com/.