Great news! My hitherto winless Snow Monkeys are about to notch their first Stargate NFL Fantasy League win. By this time tomorrow, they’ll have clawed, chewed, and poo flung their way into a three way tie for last place in our division, looking ahead to next week’s big match-up against the (looking-like-they’ll-be) undefeated Tim Holtby’s Milita. Led by quarterback Matt Schaub and running back Arian Foster, and anchored by RB’s Frank Gore and Jason Snelling (not to mention a wide receiving core made up of Brandon Marshall, Donald Driver, Lance Moore, Percy Harvin, and Dez Bryant) the Snow Monkeys are the fourth highest scoring team in the league – with the bad luck of having the top three highest scoring teams in their division.
Speaking of numbers, here’s something interesting. This past Friday’s Canadian premiere of Stargate: Universe’s second season was up 16% over the season one finale. And yet, south of the border, the premiere was down 19% from the season one finale. Very strange given that the two are usually in sync. So what gives? I suspect the move to Tuesday nights may have taken many of our casual viewers by surprise. Well, hopefully word of our new night has finally found them and we’ll see a bounce tomorrow night. Meanwhile, more evidence that A LOT of our fan base download the show. SGU is the #1 t.v. season download on iTunes Canada and in the #4 slot on the U.S. iTunes (last time I checked).
Pictures from work…
So last night, I had a weird dream (as opposed to your standard, run-of-the-mill dreams that are simply a reflection of your daily life where absolutely nothing odd occurs). In the dream, I’m running a bath. It’s an exceptionally deep tub as I suddenly realize that I’ve inadvertently submerged two turkeys. As I rescue the turkeys from the drink, I’m horrified to discover my dogs are in the bath tub as well. Fortunately, I’m able to fish them out in time, one by one, saving all four. So, dream therapists, what does it all mean? I should mention that on the run-of-the-mill daily life side of things, all four pooches have been dealing with health issues: Jelly is recovering from her stem cell therapy and slowly regaining use of her hindquarters, Lulu has just gotten over a recent ear infection, Maximus requires surgery to deal with a nasty cyst on his upper eyelid that has bled out on three occasions already, while Bubba will also have to go under the knife to address some pigmentary keratitis that, if left untreated, could leave him blind. I don’t actually own any turkeys but, if I did, I’m pretty sure they’d be dealing with health issues as well.
Started work on the script for Gauntlet, our season two finale. Five pages down; only forty-five (ish) to go. Ideally, if I continue on this torrid pace, I should have a first draft completed for the week of the 19th. Of course, ideally, I should also be ruler of my own independent principality commanding an army of super-intelligent robot chimps but obviously things don’t always work out quite as planned. Yes, to the army of super-intelligent robot chimps but, sadly, no to the independent principality.