“Truffles taste like old man’s pillow.” – Akemi, August 19 2011.
I’m thinking of starting a twitter account called “Shit My Japanese Girlfriend Says”. Seriously. Akemi is a seemingly endless reservoir of curious comments and comical expressions that I feel must be noted in some semi-official capacity. And so – provided I remember – I’m going to start chronicling her most memorable turns of phrase and unique insights here on this blog. And, boy, there’ve been some doozies to date. Yep. As Akemi would say: “Jesus Crisis!”.
On the Transporter front – we keep taking days out of the present shooting schedule and, as a result: a) I not only lose prep days but 2) the start date for my upcoming episode block keeps getting pulled up. Anymore dropped scenes and I’ll have to start shooting Sharks and Payback last Thursday! Today, I put out another Dieter scene to accompany the one yet to be shot for #102. I also, put out a revised draft of #103 (Sharks) – only to receive notes mere moments after the latest version came out. This weekend, I start revising Payback but, once that’s out, I’m sure it’ll be smooooooooooth sailing.
A somewhat discouraging call from the radiation oncologist at the small animal clinic where Maximus has been receiving treatment. A sample of a swollen lymph node came back “suspicious”, so they’re going to have to start treating that area as well. If the little guy’s lymph nodes have been compromised, he’s going to need those nutritional supplements more than ever – but he refuses to eat them, preferring to stick with his all chicken breast diet instead.
Finally, let me leave you with a pic of Akemi’s most recent Breakfast Bento Box creation. She claims it’s “Elmo’s friend”…
G’night. Keep up the good work!