Well, I heard from Akemi who is presently in Yellowknife enjoying the Northern Lights – and deep freeze (35 degrees celsius/-31 fahrenheit) – with friends. One of the first messages she texted me was:
“It’s skin peel cold. I want to go back to Vancouver.”
Eventually, she warmed up a little to idea of her northern adventure (figuratively speaking) but did admit she much preferred Vegas as a vacation destination.
I’m sure they’re a marvelous sight to behold in person but I couldn’t imagine sitting through more than twenty minutes of their glorious splendor – much less three days!
Oh, and just to give you an idea of how cold it is there, Akemi sent me the following photo of a wet towel she flapped (did “bun bun” as she put it) in the open air:
Speaking of interesting texts, I received the following from my sister, a pic of the directions on a bag of dumplings in my mother’s freezer:
This is one of those rare instances where it’s actually MORE confusing with instructions.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I came across a slew of Art Department handouts (schematics, sketches, blueprints, etc.) for Atlantis’s 4th and 5th seasons. Since I’m in the process of downsizing my crawlspace, I thought it might be nice to find them a new home. There were a few of you who suggested I donate them to charity and, while I like the idea in principle, these items aren’t originals. They’re copies. And, while they’s certainly prove interesting to most fans, they won’t be commanding the type of price that would make it worthwhile. Alternately, it was suggested I auction them off myself since doing so would give everyone a fair chance to win. But, in reality, that simply gives the individual with the deepest pockets an unfair advantage.
No. Ultimately, I’d like to give everyone of you blog readers a shot at winning – or, more precisely, 40 shots at winning as I’ll be packaging these documents up by episode for distribution. I’m thinking, maybe, some quizzes or contests specific to each episode. I’ll take the weekend to think about it.
Finally – swung by my local bookstore the other night and picked up a few new titles, some of them recommended…