The plan is to leave tomorrow morning to avoid the snowstorm due to hit Montreal on Sunday. More importantly, it’s a storm front rolling in from Toronto that will be blitzing Ontario Saturday afternoon so its imperative we get out and in in advance of the bad weather – and, of course, the kick-off of the first divisional wildcard game this weekend. Speaking of which – I’m picking the Colts to take it all this year, partly because I think they’re capable, but mostly because I picked them as a 35-1 pre-season longshot while I was in Vegas. Ideally, they’ll be playing the Green Back Packers who were my NFC pre-season pick at 12-1.
As I depart my hometown of Montreal, I leave behind many memories. Memories of the odd nick-nacks that adorn my family home:
“The Holy Grail” is how my buddy Lawrence used to refer to it back in high school. Actually, it’s a soup tureen. Thankfully, my mom recognizes its garishness and has never actually served soup out of it. But that hasn’t stopped her from giving it a place of honor on the central basement shelf.
Creepy Pinocchio hails from what my writing partner, Paul, calls the line of “German Wooden Toys”. You know, toys that only elderly relatives find endearing. The kind of toys a kid would NEVER play with.
This one is, I believe, a fairly recent addition to the oddball collection. Apparently, it’s art. No, really.
The eyes follow you around the room!
A taste of the old country. Then again, it could be Greek. Not really sure what’s being depicted here but the guy at the bottom is certainly getting the worst of it. As is often the case.
When I was a kid, I’d always unstopper this bottle, hoping I would release my very own Jeannie.
Next week, it’s the final ramp-up towards commencement of principal photography on the first season of Dark Matter. In addition, I’ve got a few more behind-the-scenes personalities to introduce including a director, a stunt coordinator, a visual effects supervisor – and many more. I’d also like to offer a little insight into the casting process, as well as a first look at some of our ship designs.