Today, we were back at the production offices/killing fields to finish beating out episode 2. We arrived to find Rob waiting for us. Also waiting for us was our second treat in as many days, compliments of Mr. Cooper. This time: bagels, cream cheese, and rugelach that, as far as I could tell, came in five different flavors: delicious chocolate, delectable cinnamon, tasty apricot, alright cherry, and abysmal crisco. Then, the wonderful Anna, who gifted us with an assortment of chocolates on Tuesday, gifted us with another assortment today. As I munched on dark chocolate-covered marzipan, thoughts turned to lunch and the veal cutlet sandwiches we’d heard so much about from California Sandwiches. It was at this point, that Alex launched into one of his most entertaining rants of the week –
According to Alex, he’s never met people so food-obsessed. If we’re not talking about what we’re going to eat for breakfast, we’re talking about what we want to eat for lunch. If we’re not talking about what we want for lunch, we’re talking about what we’d like to have for dinner. And if we’re not talking about what we’re planning to eat, then we’re talking about what we recently ate. Alex felt the need to point out that we’d enjoyed the hotel’s breakfast buffet followed by bagels with cream cheese and rugelach followed by chocolate followed by, in all probability, a veal cutlet sandwich for lunch! He made it clear that while he would accompany us to California Sandwiches, he would, in all probability sit out lunch.
We returned from lunch to discover more treats awaiting our arrival: chocolate chip cookies and chocolate toffee brittle, compliments of Anna again!
As I started snacking on the cookies, an incredulous/disgusted Alex declared he couldn’t watch and was going out to walk off his sudden onset queasiness.
Amateur. Give him two months with me and he’ll be eating like a pro!
Anyway, besides eating, we did manage to finish breaking episode 2 which is going to be A LOT of fun.
Later, we were joined by Sue, Klaus, and Matthias (who was delayed a day by the “snowstorm”. Apparently, Air Canada had informed him that they were under no obligation to get him on another flight to Toronto – this despite the fact that AIR CANADA had cancelled his original flight!) and we spent several hours discussing scripts, scheduling, stunts, visual effects, and North American vs. European location shoots. We’ll be picking up the conversation tomorrow but, regardless of how that chat goes, Paul and I have a pretty good idea of our game plan at least. For now, all we have to do is write two scripts and a bible in two weeks. Oh, and, hopefully, get a deal in place.
Tonight, I had dinner with Fondy. Alas, Black Hoof (they of the brain ravioli) don’t take reservations and Fondy didn’t want to chance heading down and risking an unbearable wait. I guess I’ll have to save Black Hoof (they of – if a certain Toronto foodie is to be believed – the “hipster doucebag” clientele) for my return visit. Instead, we had okay thai, then followed up with tea and some tea place. I got to check out the T.O. property and, as a superfantastic bonus, also got to see kids…