Well, look was awaiting me upon my return last night. Yes, that’s a dark chocolate Nikka whisky ganache tart. Here, take a closer look:
Notice the detail in the icing, the cloud-like heart, the correct spelling of my name. Sure, it looked great, but how did it taste?
Fantastic. Smooth and rich and redolent with bold whisky flavor. I loved it. Akemi was not as big a fan. According to her: “It taste like pachinko shop.” Apparently, something to do with the smokiness.
While I was away, Akemi was also busy on her line of doggy clothes. You saw Jelly’s denim ensemble a couple of entires ago. Now check out too-fat-for-most-doggy-clothes Bubba’s cape:
After seventeen meetings over four days, you’d probably assume I would finally take the time to relax – and, if you did, you’d be mistaken. Today, I was all over town, picking up documents from my bank and delivering them to my accountant, picking up documents from my accountant and delivering them to my bank, calling Maytag, calling potential new dog-sitters, drafting, scanning sending. Oh, and getting on a conference call to discuss that potential new development gig. And I haven’t even gotten around to the follow-ups to all those meetings!
Overall, I have to say the L.A. trip was a success as it accomplished what we’d set out to do: get back on the radar! Paul and I have been very lucky, working on Stargate for eleven straight years before heading to Toronto for a year before “taking the year off” to launch a comic book, develop two shows, write a mini-series, three pilots, and a horror feature. On the one hand, it’s kept us very busy. On the other hand, it’s kept us from going out and making new connections because, quite frankly, we haven’t needed to. Realistically, we could simply go on like this, developing and writing here in Vancouver to our heart’s content, but if we want to move progress in our career, we need to get out there. And by “get out there”, I mean start building relationships with a some of the big industry players – several of which we met over the last few days. The doors have been opened and now it’s up to seize those opportunities. Some very busy weeks ahead…
Vacations are fun, but there’s nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed.