A thoroughly exhausting day and it’s far from over.  A little wrench thrown into my “two trips/two dogs in-cabin” plan.  “Little” as in nine inches, the approximate height of the seat I’m going to have to squeeze the dogs underneath for the duration of the 5 hours flight. Suddenly, that charter jet option is looking much more likely.

Last night, Denise and I went to Refuel where we were treated to one of the most memorable meals I’ve ever had.  I took so many pics and vids that it’s going to take me two days to upload, so you’ll have to wait until tomorrow for the tasty lowdown.

Been running around like crazy.  It’s almost 11:00 p.m. and just got in.  Hung around long enough to see to the dogs, upload this blog entry (complete with yet another behind the scene pic), and now I’m off to the hospital to deal with this apparent throat infection.

Did I mention I’m exhausted?

Toronto ticks ever closer….

23 thoughts on “March 17, 2011: Gaaaaah!

  1. I hope your throat infection clears up soon. Get some sleep if you can.

    Thanks once again for the cool Universe clip, it’s really neat. 🙂

  2. Feel better soon, Joe, and try to relax a little, slow down. If you’re looking at chartering a plane, seriously look into getting a turbo-prop, could save you some money, especially with the price of fuel these days. If all else fails, I’ll send Mr. Deni to fly you guys. 🙂

  3. Exhausting day–yeah, I had one of those. Found out my aunt passed away. We did have some good news though–hubby has found a contract job. Yeah!!

    Hope you feel better soon and thanks for the behind the scenes vid.

  4. Bonjour!!

    Oula, c’est pas la forme vous!
    Vous avez besoins de repos =/ dommage que votre départ pour Toronto approche, vous ne pouvez pas vous relacher maintenant.
    Quel problème avez vous à la gorge? c’est pas grave ?

    J’espere que demain vous vous sentirez mieux!

    Gros bisou!

  5. Joe I hope it is not serious with the throat. You do kinda run yourself ragged. so much to do, so little time, maybe they can give you some good stuff to fix you up. Wishing you good health asap. virtual hugs so i can’t catch it. Feel better, and oh yeah rest (whenever u can).

  6. Hi Joe,

    I was a little surprised at your $30K price you had earlier for a charter…I would have assumed something like half that (unless they’re charging you for an empty leg?)

    Usually, something like a Citation II will go for around $2,200 per hour (although you would have make a stop halfway through for fuel, that shouldn’t double the price.)

    Maybe these folks can help pair you up with someone else’s empty leg:


    Good luck with the hospital and I hope you feel better soon.

  7. I guess I was having sympathy pains for you, Joe, because I just got out of the hospital after a 24-hour stay (AGAIN!) for chest pains that turned out to be a flare-up of my hiatal hernia, complicated by skeletal-muscular strain. What a waste of time!

    Oh, and just so you know…


    Sometimes what happens in Vegas comes home with you. 😉


  8. Take two aspirin and email me when you’ve recovered.

    – Nah. Glad you had a great meal at Refuel, but please do rest so you don’t have to add to your to-do list, “Get plane with room for hospital gurney.”

    *w* – Get well soon.

  9. @ Lisa, sorry about your aunt, congrats on hubby’s job.

    @ Das… glad you are okay. Have one too, but I assumed was hernia and probably was heart attack, lol. Seriously, they say I had one, I just don’t know when.

    Joe, ouch. Sore throat hopefully weather changes and fatigue and nothing serious. Didn’t you already get the tickets? Refundable I hope if you did. Get well.

  10. Joe, hope you are feeling much better by now! What did the hospital say? Sounds like your body is rebelling against the stress. Can you give yourself a break on the details that could be done later?

    How are Paul, Carl, and (the other familar person) handling their commutes to Toronto? Would any of their methods be helpful to you?

    We’re all behind you, sending good thoughts and prayers!

  11. @Did I mention I’m exhausted?

    Hope you feel better soon, that said all the sweat and tears will no doubt be worth it in the end when the show you’re working on comes together, and stuff gets filmed and you’re sat back watching episodes you’ve written thinking it was worth the pain!

  12. (((((Joe))))), sounds like you are under a lot of stress you need to take a break. When you’re under a lot of stress, you resistance can go down and your body has hard time fighting off infections. You need to take care of yourself. Hope your eating right, and get some down time. Play with your doggies. 🙂 Take them for a walk. Cook something you like. Do something that makes you feel good. 😉

  13. hope you feel better soon.

    When my family had to move pets across country we rented a motor home and drove. Perhaps something like that could be an option for getting your pups to Toronto?

  14. I’ve never flown with dogs, but I have flown many times with my cat on 3+ hour flights. My cat, it needs to be noted, is a 20lbs maine coon, about 15″ at the shoulder, and close to 2′ long plus head and tail. I’ve flown him in cabin with WestJet. He did fit under the seat, mainly because of the squish of the soft sided carrier and he just layed down. I’m sure he wasn’t pleased or particularly comfortable, but the alternative would be worse.

    He normally howls like mad in a car, or any time he’s in the carrier. The second we got to the airport he was silent. Not a peep out of him until exiting on the other end and getting into the car there. I think he was just scared out of his wits, and went into an instinctual quiet mode.

    I guess what I’m saying is, it might not be that bad in the end. Think positively?

  15. I just saw on the news that strep season has lasted longer this year, hope you’re okay. Garglye with that warm salty water, and my sister’s recipe for sore throats is very soothing; add a little cayenne and ginger (right from the spice rack is fine) to a tall mug of your favorite hot tea and stir in your sweetener; the cayenne and ginger give a nice kick to the tea that soothes the throat.

  16. PS sorry about that weird freudian slip, meant gargle, not gargyle — gargyles are fancy socks for gargoyles.

  17. Joe, that’s terrible. I hope the throat thing didn’t turn out to be Strep. Feel better. Thank you for the behind-the-scenes video.

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