You know what’s even better than having a team you like win (ie. the West Virginia Mountaineers)? Yes, that’s right. Having a team you hate lose (ie. The Kentucky Wildcats). Now, if only the Baylor Bears can knock of those annoying Duke Blue Devils tomorrow, I’ll proclaim this “The Best Tourney Ever!”.
The night before last, I enjoyed a terrific King Crab Feast. And, all this week, back at the office, we’ve been talking about the fact that King Crab is finally in season. Fellow Exec. Producer Rob Cooper in particular expressed a strong desire to take in a King Crab dinner. And so, last night, I got together with Rob, his wife Hillary, Carl, and his wife Karen, and we headed to Sun Sui Wah for some King Crab.
Guess what we had?
NOT King Crab!
Apparently the restaurant didn’t receive their scheduled shipment, so there was no King Crab to be had. Not unless you’d had the foresight to reserve some in advance which some people had done which presumably explained why THEY were getting King Crab and WE weren’t. Suffice it to say I was pissed off and, as so often happens when I’m disappointed, the rest of dinner was shot. Still, the company was nice.
Our King Crab substitute meal was comprised of…
We skipped dessert, Rob treated, and I headed home, the bitter taste of NOT King Crab lingering far into the night.
Oh, by the way, remember when I went on and on about the fact that I’d misplaced my laptop, turned the house upside-down, and still couldn’t find it? Well, I finally know where it is. Toronto. Fondy accidentally packed it away with her things when she moved. So, I’m not going crazy. Although I’m sure many of you will beg to differ.
Hey, check it out. More official photos from the Atlantis vault, set pics from season five’s The Shrine:
I’m off to work out and, time permitting, enjoy a nice hot bath and Stephen King’s Night Shift.
But first, a quickie mailbag:
DasNdanger writes: “If I ate chicken and found a vein, I’d nearly faint right at the table.”
Answer: That’s funny. I dated a girl who refused to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken for exactly that same reason – which I found altogether bizarre at the time.
Susan the tartan turtle writes: “I enjoyed my cheese and onion sandwich!”
Answer: Holy smokes! You’re a female N. John Smith! Do you drink buttermilk too?
Rich S. writes: “So how many did it serve? Only looks big enough for 2.”
Answer: As Refuel’s owner, Tom Doughty, told a neighboring table that was checking out our dinner “It serves four, but that man – ” indicating yours truly, ” – is a professional.”
sorrykb writes: “In other completely random and irrelevant news, I got called back to go to my first job interview in over 3 months.”
Answer: Good luck!
KCBlueWolf writes: “Knowing where meat comes from, how it’s processed, and what ends up in most meat products is a big reason why I’m a vegetarian.”
Answer: What is your opinion on restaurants (like Refuel) that source their meat from more ethical suppliers (ie. those that offer free-range alternatives)?
red writes: “Do you guys have any location shooting planned for season 2? Location shooting as in Nevada/New Mexico, not “20 miles from Vancouver”.”
Answer: As a matter of fact, we do. Rob will be racking up the airmiles when it comes time for him to direct Malice.
Vatazes writes: “Does Refuel make their own Carolina sauce or do they import it? It’s hard to replicate, even if you’ve been eating it your entire life as the Hubby has, but it has been worth the tries.”
Answer: The sauce is definitely made in-house. I have nothing to compare it too, but I will say it was my favorite accompaniment of the some dozen choices I was offered on the night.
E writes: “Joe, please tell me that SGU is going to have more action and adventure because that’s what the writers intended from the start and not because of the criticism.”
Answer: Considering we’d already written most of (and shot a significant amount of) the back half before the show premiered in October, it’s safe to assume it was all part of the plan.
Amz writes: “Thanks for dropping Montreal’s Au Pied de Cochon into the post, it happens to be nearby where I’m staying so I’ve booked a table and will be checking it out this weekend.”
Answer: Report back!
Wraithfodder writes: “Blogtalkradio just said that the Stargate Atlantis movie is going to be filmed. I know it’s got a script and all, but they’re saying it’s going into production. Can you confirm?”
Answer: No. I can deny this report.
Show Patrol writes: “Wow, I love those images of the crashed ship. Did you guys build that ship in the rock life-size? Or is that CGI?”
Answer: It was part build, part CG magic.