This morning, I met the positively delightful actress who’ll be playing the role of Ginn in season 2. Loved her in Mad Men. Apparently, she’s already worked in Vancouver (most recently on Supernatural), loves the city, and already has plans to hit some of her favorite food spots. After her wardrobe fitting and a visit to hair and make-up of course.
At lunch today, Paul pointed out that we have a lot of “horse television” experience on the SGU writing staff. Brad got his start on Black Stallion, Remi and Linda worked on Wildfire, while Carl also worked on Black Stallion in addition to spending a few seasons on the equine-friendly set of Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. So why, may I ask, hasn’t anyone come up with a good horse-based episode yet? Great question that I, being more of a cartoon jungle animal guy, am unable to answer.
The other day, I received a text message that read: “Want to have king crab lunch today?”
Alas, I was busy and texted back, suggesting we reschedule for later in the week. And then, several hours later: “BTW – Who is this?”
As it turned out, the texter/crab-hankerer was Tom Doughty, owner of Refuel and Campagnolo. After some back and forth, we solidified dinner plans and headed to Sun Sui Wah on Main Street for king crab three ways…
During dinner, Tom described a special dish Refuel has served in the past: a whole confit pig’s head that is carved table-side, allowing the diners to select their favorite parts be they the succulent cheeks, the crispy ears, or the oft-ignored snout. He offered to serve one up – if I was interested. Well, I like to live life by the simple precept WWABD = What Would Anthony Bourdain Do? What WOULD Anthony Bourdain do? He’d eat him some pig head! It’s going to make for a very interesting blog entry.
A peek at the Art Department Package for SGU’s 9th episode, Life…