Either we’re preparing a meal, going out for a meal, or sitting down to a home cooked meal.
For the past couple of days, mom has put us to work in the kitchen. The day before yesterday, Akemi and I were layering lasagna. Yesterday, we were cleaning mussels. Today, we were making frittata…
We went to dinner with friends the other night, some of the former members of our weekly movie night crew. Among them: Big Daddy, Sushi Man (so named because he once ate 50 pieces of sushi in one sitting), and SupaNige (because, well, he’s super). I went by Movie Man because I was the one who made the trips to Chinatown to pick up the Hong Kong auctioneers we would screen every Wednesday night.
And tonight, we were out with Daisy and my sister Andria for Thai and late night dessert.
We ended the evening at my sister’s favorite dessert hangout, Cafe Choco-Latte Inc, for – what else? – choco-lattes! Oh, and cake!
Yes, I’ve been eating. A lot. But I’m working off the calories by working on my scripts. The other day, I did a pass on Paul’s pass on my draft of episode 2 of that non-genre show we’ve got in development. And, last night, I stayed up late to write a scene for that southern gothic pilot I’m writing with my pal, Tara, who now has the script in her hot little hands and is no doubt hard at work on the next scene. I also exchanged emails with our producing partner and will be discussing the prospects for Dark Matter in the new year. I think we’re close and it’s just a matter of making sure we can do the project justice with the money we have. It’s not as much as we had for SGU but, then again, we won’t have the same expenses. At this point, I think it’s a matter of running a budget and seeing if the numbers make sense – particularly those related to visual effects. As always, will keep you posted.
Oh, and to those asking: I ended up getting mom a box of chocolates from Beta 5. And a bottle of Grand Marnier. You can never go wrong with booze.
As for my dogs back in Vancouver, they are being well taken care of by my dog-sitter, Christine, who was able to make time to hang with them while we’re away in Montreal.
So, 2014 approaches. How are those resolutions coming along?