I was in the kitchen, packing away the dog food, when I heard Akemi, in the next room, drop three successive f-bombs as she struggled with her laptop. Sweet, polite, demure, soft-spoken Akemi! “Where did you learn that?”I asked/admonished.
“Joe’s school of language,”she informed me without missing a beat. And then, redirecting her attention back to the laptop: “Jesus Crisis!”.
So, okay, I’ll admit I’m not a great role model. Especially when I’m behind the wheel. In traffic. Late for appointment.
Still, Akemi’s outburst was a unique experience – and, frankly, perfectly acceptable given the circumstances. It was ticking close to 1:00 a.m. and we’d spent the last three hours moving across the street and one block over to our new digs. We were exhausted. And by the time we crawled into bed, it was almost 2:00.
I figured I’d be able to sleep in. The dogs, on the other hand, figured otherwise. And so, at 8:00 a.m. this morning, I was heading out with Bubba and Lulu for their first walk of the day. It wasn’t a great start to the day. As I was stepping off the elevator, I glanced down and noticed Lulu had vomited. In a matter of seconds, I was multi-tasking: holding onto the dogs, fishing out my doggy bag, holding the elevator door open, and apologizing profusely to the gentleman about to step inside. He smiled and offered to hold on to the dogs for me while I cleaned up the mess and then, handing the leashes back, offered a “I’ve got one of my own.” before heading into and up. The interesting thing about this incident was not so much the dog vomit or the kindness of this stranger but the fact that I knew the guy. Well, not exactly. I mean, he looked incredibly familiar. I’ve seen him somewhere – probably on television – but I couldn’t place the face. Apparently, the hotel/residence we just moved into is quite popular with productions. I passed a couple of Warehouse 13 cast members on my way to the park.
I finally got around to doing a work-out, my first in over two weeks. I ran for thirty minutes, hit the weights for another twenty, then celebrated by visiting St. Lawrence Market and enjoying a highly-recommended Mustachio veal and eggplant sandwich…
The verdict? Two huge thumbs up. If there’s one thing I can say about Toronto, it’s that I WON’T be going hungry here.
Thanks to everyone who weighed in with their helpful suggestions for dealing with my lost password problem. There are a lot of very smart people out there. Which begs the question: What are they doing reading this blog when they could be out there inventing something?
Worked on the outline today. One more scene to go and I’m done. I’d have completed it had I not gotten distracted by the character breakdowns and audition sides I had to put together for Dieter, Olivia, Sergei, and Nicolai. Well, in truth, the outline won’t truly be complete until I’ve taken that tour of Casa Loma this Friday.
Today’s entry is dedicated to Arctic Goddess. Good luck on your surgery!
Michael writes: “We need some photos of the dogs in the new place.”
Answer: Yes, in fact I gave a note at the script stage that, at the very least, some mention should be made about the fact that Jonas Quinn had retired from public office. Don’t know what happened but it obviously didn’t make it onscreen.
Lou Zucaro writes: “But why not just buy a domain and have e-mail at your own domain? It’s not very expensive. I own a hosting company and could help with it if you so desired. I’m assuming you own either (or both) mallozzi.com and josephmallozzi.com, but if not, I registered joemallozzi.com for you in case you want it (just tell me).”
Answer: Very kind of you, Lou. I may take you up on this once things settle down here.
Jason writes: “I would contact yahoo technical support/customer service and explain the situation, and offer to verify who you are using the yahoo email account. They can email your yahoo account some unique phrase or something, and you can read it back from the phone.”
Answer: Hey, Jason, thanks for this. May use this as a last resort.
majorsal writes: “what about an amalgamation of the three series into one stargate movie?”
Answer: That was one of the ideas floated at one point.
Randomness writes: “For anyone thinking SGU will get a movie, see the most recent ratings.”
Answer: Said it before and I’ll say it again – the ratings will not impact a decision on the movie.