No wonder Bubba was having trouble chewing. He went in for his dental today and ended up having seven teeth removed! Him and Jelly now have roughly a half dozen teeth between them. I’m going to suggest Akemi start chewing their dog food for them like a mother bird.
Well, he’s all hopped up on goofballs and hopefully feeling no pain. And, on the bright side, his appetite appears to be back. I’ll, of course, be taking it easy on him for the next week or so while he recovers. That means early wake-ups, no long walks, and absolutely no dogsercise classes for him.
Akemi is in a bit of a culinary rut. She didn’t love the 72 hour sous vide short rib we made the other night. Then, last night, the oven broke and she couldn’t make her tarte tatin. Then, tonight, she declared her pork dumplings a disaster, insisting they tasted weird…”like lamb”. As a result, she’s told me she’ll never cook dinner again. Which could be a problem because I really do like her mapo tofu. I told her to relax. Don’t despair. Not like this terminally worried-looking little guy we met at the farmer’s market last weekend –
As for me – nope, not worried at all. Until, of course, those deadlines rear up. For now, Paul and I await word on the second draft of the urban fantasy series (they’re still talking about shooting the pilot this spring), the first draft of the SF series we’ve set up (this one seems imminent – but who knows?), and the horror script (if it’s a go, we’re going to need to find a director). That “scifi project based on an existing literary property” has garnered a lot of interest and I expect we’ll be starting work on the pilot very soon. We’ve also got an early morning conference call scheduled tomorrow to discuss our potential involvement in another miniseries. I honestly don’t know if we’ll have the time but Paul is optimistic. Other than that, my cable drama pilot is progressing nicely. Another seven pages today puts me at the 37 page mark. Still aiming to have a solid first draft under my belt by next week.
Oh yeah, speaking of literary properties, I happened to be downtown this afternoon and decided to meet up with Akemi after her class. And what better meeting place than the local bookstore? I hung around, waited for her, browsed – and, ultimately, couldn’t help myself: