Last night as the game headed into overtime…
Me: “Who are you rooting for, the Chicago Blackhawks or the Minnesota Wild?”
Akemi: “The Minestrone Wild.”
Alas, it was a sad night in Minestrone. The Wild ended up losing and were eliminated from playoff contention.
Well, we’re Vegas-bound for a few days. I was hoping to have everything wrapped up on this new project by now but, of course, things are progressing at a glacial pace because…well, welcome to show business. That awesome lead time we were looking to take advantage of is gradually shrinking away. There may come a point when my enthusiasm to face the challenges ahead will wane and I’ll simply have to move on. Not there yet but if this goes on much longer without definitive word, or I lose any of my key players while we’re waiting, then I’m going to have to start looking southwards. Again. And, when I do, I think I’ll be looking at a changing of the old guard.
On the one hand, it’ll be nice to get away. On the other hand, we’ll certainly miss the dogs. Especially Akemi who has…maybe not quite “lost her mind” but certainly “shown alarmingly elaborate creativity” in preparing their various snacks and meals, to wit:
Finally, since we’re on the topic of suspect culinary creations – Akemi has taken a liking to the offerings at a local eatery featuring “health conscious” cuisine, everything from veggie pot pie to chocolate-beet cake (Why you would do that to a perfectly good chocolate cake?). She’ll stop off every Wednesday, while I’m doing the rounds of my local book and comic book stores, and grab herself at oat bran square or a day-old muffin (Not because she can’t afford the fresh ones but because she actually prefers the drier leftovers). The other day, she decided to go off-book and picked up one of their cookies. Check it out: