I’m pleased to report that Lulu’s eye surgery went swimmingly and she is now home and resting comfortably. According to the technician, the procedure involved abrading her cornea to remove the dead tissue after which the surgeon pierced her eye with several pin pricks. Now that I know the secret, I can save a little money and just do it myself next time.
Apparently, Lulu could sense something was up in the lead-up to surgery. Akemi claims she was unusually needy yesterday, following Bubba around from dog bed to dog bed. And, last night, she was uncharacteristically agitated, continually panting and pacing. Either she’s possessed of an uncanny sixth sense, or her grasp of the English language is much better than I’d assumed.
On the Dark Matter front (you know, that awesome new SF series premiering on SyFy later this year?), the cast and crew shot their third and final day in Hamilton before the move on Thursday. I’ll miss both days but will rejoin them for what is tentatively scheduled as a 2:00 p.m. main unit call on Friday – meaning I probably won’t get home until 3:00 a.m. Saturday morning. I could just stay the night like everyone else (I hear Kitchener, Ontario is lovely this time of year) but it’s only a one hour and twenty minute drive. And I’d much prefer to start my weekend in my own bed.
Anyway, while the rest of the gang was enjoying the fresh air of Hamilton (‘s warehouses), I was back at the production offices prepping episode #103 with director Paolo Barzman who, between the concept meeting, stage walk-thru, and space suit look-see, even found time to sweep the infirmary.
Yesterday, I got a chance to chat with the actress Amanda Brugel who will be joining us for episodes #101-#102. Simply awesome. She and Anthony Lemke are terrific together! Between set-ups, she demonstrated the fine art of the selfie:
You can actually snap a pic by pressing a button the side of your phone – and the edit feature allows you to fiddle with the photo so that you don’t look so much like a deranged lunatic! Next week, Amanda’s going to teach me how to program my DVR!
Our screen grab of the day:
Our “sock of the day” courtesy of Natalie Cooper who writes: “Today’s were picked just for you and your aversion to non-west coast sushi”…
P.S. Akemi covets these socks.