Just in time for Superbowl Sunday. I’ll be cooking up some Berkshire pork chops with thyme, rosemary, and rendered bacon for the big game which I’ll be watching with Ivon and co. Given the time, I may even attempt a tiramisu. But given how I’m feeling right now, it’s a long shot. I feel as though I’ll be sleeping in ’til kickoff.
Today was a travel day. But, mercifully, the best kind of travel day. The kind that sees you sleeping late, checking out at noon, then catching a flight back to the west coast and gaining three hours in the process. It’s 8:35 PST time as I write this entry but my mind is on Eastern Standard Time, so just in case I start making less than usual, please forgive me.
I enjoyed a leisurely breakfast with Paul and Alex this morning. That simplicity of that bowl of a oatmeal was a much needed respite from the upscale dining I’d enjoyed during my stay. We sat back, chatted, and considered possible scenarios ranging from the possible to the highly unlikely. There’s still a good chance we’ll be involved in the production, though perhaps not to the extent we’d originally planned.
Still, regardless of whether we come back or not, I will say I had a very good week – much better than I’d expected. And one of the high points was getting to know this guy –
Didn’t know anything about him going in and I was admittedly a little nervous since there was a good chance I’d be working with the guy for an entire season. As it turned out, I was mightily impressed. He’s terrific in the room, has a great story sense, and – bonus – is one hell of a funny guy. I’ll miss him. The other day, I received an email from Carl Binder who decried the fact that he’d already been replaced in the writers’ room by an equally ranty German.
Lots of pre and post-flight emails and text messages certainly made for an interesting day – and holds the promise of an equally interesting Sunday and, possibly, Monday. Something tells me Paul and I may be convening to discuss action set-pieces after all.
Meanwhile, for all those wondering – which I assume is A LOT of you – the Stargate situation remains fluid, and the tidbits of information I’ve received continue to sound very promising for a conclusion to the SGU story (in addition to a few more goodies). It’s slow but positive progress. Hopefully, I’ll know more this Tuesday when I go in to watch the Day 1 mix of Blockade and Day 2 mix of Common Descent.