“It’s very summerful!”says Akemi. And she’s right. Not grammatically, but certainly in the more general “Summer is finally upon us!” sense. Thus, today found me sitting in my backyard, on a lawn chair, sipping sasparilla liquor and ginger beer, reading the latest volume of The Walking Dead, whiling away the afternoon with my buddies –
Earlier this morning, I was watching the third episode of Bates Motel. At one point in the episode, two characters are being chased through a forest when they stop to catch their breath by a fallen tree. “Wait a minute,”I thought. “I KNOW that fallen tree!” And then, as the chase continued… “And I know those woods!”. I checked and, sure enough, the show is shot here. How’s that for a sign I’ve perhaps spent far, far too long scouting and shooting forest locations here in B.C.?
Yep, the more I consider it, the more I think it is time for a change. Paul and I have been very lucky. We went from animation straight to young adult live-action to action-adventure to eleven years on Stargate to a year in Toronto to a year with barely a break in between. Last year was “technically” our year off – but not really. While we didn’t do any actual producing, we did launch a comic book, wrote an SF mini-series, developed two pilots, wrote two more, and wrote a horror feature. While other projects await on deck (that feature we’ve been hired to write, that now not-so-secret series we’ll be developing based on that SF literary property) I can’t help but feel that if we really want to take that next step up in our career, Canada aint the place to be. We’re going to have to move. Sure, it’ll be a giant pain in the ass – but Akemi has suddenly changed her “Let’s get a condo!” tune after seeing some of the potential homes away from home I’ve been checking out online. And, of course, there’s the fact that we could enjoy summer weather like this all-year-round instead of two and a half months of the year!
Let’s celebrate the changing seasons (and homes) with drinks! Post your favorite overly elaborate summerful cocktail recipe!