I walked into the office this morning and, as I do every day, popped my head into Ashleigh’s office to say hi, inquire about her weekend, and ask her if she missed me (her mouth says no but her eyes say “Hell, yeah!”). Anyway, she was wearing her new jacket –
When my writing partner, Paul, laid eyes on it for the first time last week, he quipped: “Couldn’t you find one with bigger buttons?” Then, today, Lawren took advantage of a photo op to offer a not-so-subtle critique on the size of that collar –
Whaddya mean “Poor Ashleigh?”! Puleeeze. The day after I complain about my inability to pick up the sheets in my office mailbox (they lie so perfectly flat I’m unable to slip my short-nailed fingers beneath them), I discover “someone” has gone through the trouble of actually taping them down. Well today, I got my revenge. I challenged her to six rounds of food trivia and, despite going into overtime and having Paul walk in halfway through to lend her support, I came away with the victory. Besides bragging rights, I won another batch of her homemade cookies. Special request: chocolate with peanut butter chips. Will post pics. If they’re any good.
I was able to put out a first draft of Resurgence late this afternoon. After many agonizing weeks, I finally feel good about it – which is pretty much the kiss of death. I’m expecting plenty of constructive criticism. Meanwhile, Brad is on location in Cloverdale where the production is shooting…wait for it…Cloverdale, Paul is prepping Trial and Error, Remi is working on his rewrite of Visitation, Linda is working on a first draft of her script (what was that title again?), while Carl is working on an outline for episode #14.
Here are a few out-of-context set pics for you to enjoy…
And, some recent food pics –
And some pics I thought I’d deleted from dinner at Campagnolo Restaurant with Ashleigh –
Otros Ojos writes: “I learned more about literary appreciation from some comic books than I did from a few of the more lame required reads we had at school.”
Answer: So true. In retrospect, I’m sure my parents were glad they didn’t deter my comic book-reading. If they had, I’d probably have grown up to work in a paper clip factory.
Otros Ojos also writes: “I would totally buy those skull wine-goblets if they weren’t 70 bucks a pop.”
Answer: I was at the liquor store the other day, looking for weird additions to my liquor cabinet, when I happened across a vodka bottle in the shape of a skull. I seriously thought about it.
Michael A. Burstein writes: “I’ve been reading comic books, mostly DC and Spider-Man, since about 1974. I took a hiatus from about 1987-1992 and then started collecting again, and I haven’t looked back since.”
Answer: Like I said in yesterday’s entry, my interest in comics waxes and wanes. I’ll pick up almost every title out there, read ’em, and drop the ones that fail to grab me. Eventually, I’ll drop the last one and go months without picking up a title – before starting the process all over again. Still following a few graphic novels: The Walking Dead, Scalped, and DMZ.
Ishak writes: “btw my first language is french, are you like learning it or something?”
Answer: I grew up in Montreal so I’m bilingual. I also speak Italian and am somewhat conversational in Japanese.
Craig writes: “Have you read any of Grant Morrison’s Batman run?”
Answer: Yes. Love his collaborations with Frank Quitely.
Arctic Goddess writes: “Do you still have all your comic books from when you were a kid?”
Answer: Yep, plus an outrageous amount of action figures and statues.
Prior_of_the_Ori writes: “1) Will we ever see one of the Gate Seeding Ships?
2) After seeing Destiny’s weapon system in operation, will we see any drones like those used by Atlantis?
3) If Destiny is exploring galaxies, does that mean that once the ship leaves a galaxy – we won’t see the aliens from that galaxy again? So say if Destiny left the Blue alien galaxy, we won’t see them again?”
Answers: 1) Wouldn’t that be cool?
3) Unless the aliens can follow us through the void between galaxies. Wouldn’t that be cool?
Joe writes: “RIP, Pip the Troll… I loved those old comics with Warlock and Thanos… and Drax the Destroyer and Gamorra. Adam Warlock was always a “thinky” character, wasn’t he?”
Answer: Boy, just talking about ’em makes me want to head into the crawlspace and track down some of my old faves.
Escyos writes: “Do you think that the Atlantis expedition would still be able to give people the gene therapy once they came back in to contact with Earth after the Siege Part 3.”
Answer: I do.