Today was Alexander’s birthday.
We celebrated in grand production style – with a morning director interview, some story spinning, casting discussions, and a rotisserie chicken lunch. To top things off, we received a visit from a surprise guest…
Mark was in town on Echoes-related business. “What is Echoes?”you’re asking. Why, it’s the SF pilot he and a bunch of Stargate vets have been working on. Read all about it here: http://www.redeyechicago.com/entertainment/tv/redeye-stargate-universe-vets-new-sci-fi-project-20110322,0,220274.story
Anyway, on his way to his Echoes-related business, he dropped by the production offices where we talked about projects, past, present and, hopefully, future.
And Mark wasn’t the only familiar face we saw today. Anyone remember this guy?
Why, yes. It IS Alex Levine, former Stargate script coordinator, now a writer on Flashpoint. He joined us (Rob, Carl, Paul, myself, and, of course, birthday boy Alexaner) for a very good dinner at Bymark Restaurant where I enjoyed a great butter-braised lobster poutine, oxtail risotto, gnocchi with buffalo ricotta, short ribs, bourbon chocolate cake, and rum and raisin cookie dough ice cream. Alas, I forgot my camera in Vancouver so I had to make do with subpar cell phone pics. This weekend, I’m picking up a new camera – among other necessities – after which this blog will return to its regularly scheduled programming.
I finally discovered the secret to a restful night’s sleep: sleep on the pull-out couch with the dogs.
Alas, I forgot my power cord at work so I’m almost out of battery life. Allow me to end today’s entry with an excerpt from the email I received from my house-sitter, Lawren, who had his car broken into on Saturday (not in my neighborhood, I’d like to add). Apparently, the thief made off with some valuables and parking change but, surprisingly, left a few items untouched. According to Lawren:
“He felt the stack of quarters wasn’t worth his time. Nor was my USB stick, David Sedaris book or sunglasses. The sunglasses I admit are a unique
look and not everyone’s style but WHO doesn’t like David Sedaris?”