I was sitting down to a late lunch, enjoying the down time following a whirlwind of meetings (17 in 4 days!) when I received a text from Akemi informing me that the oven was broken. Again! Didn’t I just do this rant? Oh, yeah! I did! Back in February: http://josephmallozzi.com/2013/02/28/february-28-2013-the-not-so-lonely-maytag-repairman/ It’s the exact same issue we had last time (the buttons don’t work!) which necessitated we swap out the entire digital interface for a brand new one. A brand new one that lasted less than four months. Seriously. Is that the going life span of the average Maytag product?
I’ve got a bunch of matters to address when I get back to Vancouver, but this one has found its way to the top of the list. Prepare for a sequel to that Maytag rant.
Hey, what’s worth than standing in an interminable line-up waiting to go through security? I’ll tell you. Standing in an interminable line-up waiting to go through security, right beside the spot where someone just threw up their lunch (and, by the looks of it, breakfast as well).
It’ll be nice to be back home. I look forward to seeing Akemi, the dogs, and, especially, my treadmill. My eating habits have been…cholesteroly.
Among the many things I’ve got to do when I return home is find another dog-sitter. I was planning to bring Akemi back to L.A. in a couple of weeks for Marty G.’s birthday bash, but my dog-sitting plans fell through. I’d cancel, but Akemi was SO looking forward to the trip. Also, the plane tickets are non-refundable. That’s what overconfidence gets you. Anyway, I’ve called a couple of “bonded and insured” professionals and plan to have them come by the house and meet the dogs as part of the interview process. I need someone kind and dependable – who doesn’t mind carrying a 14 year old pug up and down the stairs.
On my way to the airport today, I was on a conference call with Paul and my agent(s) discussing “how it went”. In short: Good. We met some great people, had our scripts well-received, pitched some original ideas as well as some established properties (books and anime), and even had a few ideas thrown our way. I think that, for the right project, I could move here. Paul – probably never regardless of the project. Nevertheless, Akemi is already planning the big move!
Very sad to hear of James Gandolfini’s passing. We were in MGM, waiting for a meeting when I overhead someone mention Gandolfini and Italy. I assumed it was in relation to another project and it wasn’t until I checked the internet, about an hour later while waiting for my next meeting, that I found out. An incredibly talented actor.