I was planning to rant today about news I received on another project, but I’m not going to do that. Nope, I’m going to keep things positive and won’t even bother expressing my irritation, anger, and general disappointment with a potential scenario that has presented itself today – despite the fact that the individual who pitched it to me presented it as a positive development. I’m just going to put it out of my mind and focus on my upcoming trip.
I’m also going to ignore that managerial request that came my way today. Like children, puppies, and cavemen who are defrosted from centuries’ slumber and forced to reintegrate into modern society, managers are generally oblivious to the ways of the real world – so I’m going to cut this guy some slack.
I’ll also ignore the fact that I was finally looking forward to trying out Gyoza Bar, Vancouver’s new gyoza and ramen restaurant. It opened to much fanfare on Saturday and, two days later, I planned to have dinner there with Akemi and our friends Kathode and Catherine. They don’t take reservations, so KC arrived early…only to discover:
Seriously? Closed for a private function TWO DAYS after your grand opening? Tell you what – I’ll come back and check out in the summer of 2015. IF you’re still in business. And not closed for a private function.
Picked up sis at the airport today. She’ll be here for the next ten days, house-sitting and spending quality time with the dogs. Oh, and hopefully updating this blog while I’m away. No?
On the bright side, all goes well with that SF show. Today we discussed playback – and then, coincidentally, I ran into our old Stargate Playback Supervisor Krista McLean!
Also got preliminary shooting schedules for episodes #1-3. There are some fairly ambitious days in the opening two-parter and I suspect things will even out once everyone has had time to digest those first four scripts and we make a decision on what goes on which stage. I’m thinking that having the shuttle on a separate stage may open up more 2nd unit opportunities. Whaddya think?
Alright. Off to hit the waiver wires. Then bed. Big travel day tomorrow. Are you guys packed?