“Cocaine,”said Akemi as we pulled up to the stop light.
“Cocaine,”she repeated. “That’s what it said on the side of that van.”
I looked over but the van was long gone.
“Cocaine?”I asked. “Are you sure?”
“Yes,”she said and proceeded to spell out: “K-O-K-A-N-E.”
“Kokanee,”I said, pronouncing it properly ‘ko-ka-nee’.
“Koko ni,”she said, pointing to her lap.
Yes. Close. “Koko ni” is Japanese for here whereas: “Kokane is a beer.”
“Beard?”she said, miming brushing a beard.
“Oh, okay.” She seemed downright pleased with herself.
Okay. I begin to suspect she’s screwing with me.
Well, hey, look who it is! It’s Mark Savela, former Stargate Visual Effects Supervisor, present creator of the Echoes scifi series currently in development (Bell Media | Bell Media Announces 29 Drama Projects in Development). Like us, he will be impatiently awaiting word on a possible series order in the coming weeks. In fact, February is looking like one hell of a decisive months. Anywhere from five (to up seven!) different projects in which I have stakes, both direct and indirect, will be decided upon – for better or worse. After two unbelievable and unbelievably frustrating “Oh, so close but no cigar – but here’s a lovely parting gift!” experiences in 2013, I’m much more confident heading into 2014. “Why?”you may ask. “Didn’t you learn your lesson the last time, and the time before that, and the time before that, and, come to think of it, throughout your career? You can’t apply logic to a business that, for the most part, doesn’t make any sense.” All true, but I have a back-up plan…
The Cleveland Browns have had no success in finding someone to take their head coaching job. So, why not me? Remember when I said I was going to experience new things in 2014? Well, why not this? I may not have the experience, but I do have the passion and desire to sign a 5 year, $20 million dollar deal. And the great thing about the job is that the NFL season runs from September to January, giving me February through August to work on scripts. I’ve started work on my audition tape which should be ready by early next week and…
I just came across THIS while I was writing this blog entry: Browns tab Mike Pettine as coach
Fine. Guess I’ll just have to bank on one of my projects going.
Either that or wait until midway through the 2014 season for the New York Jets head coaching position to open up.