Something weird’s been up with Lulu lately, and I’m not referring to her fashion sense. She’s been up at all hours of the night, drinking a lot (water only as I keep the whisky bottles out of reach), and seems to have lost a lot of the bulldogly exuberance that made her alternately adorable and annoying. She has also been experiencing some rear limb weakness and, as a result, we’re off to consult with a neurologist tomorrow. I’ll suppress the urge to submit the above picture as evidence of her unusual behavior for fear they’ll forego any actual tests and just admit her to the nearest doggy mental hospital.
Last night, she was up continually jumping off the bed, pacing about, drinking water, asking me to help her back onto the bed in her imitable way. And I was up for most of the night with her. On the bright side, I finished the fourth act of my latest script and came up with two terrific ideas – one to pay off a story element set up earlier in the script, another to bring back a certain character introduced in season one…in unexpected and shocking fashion. Who needs sleep?!
Otherwise, it was a relaxing weekend. Yesterday, Akemi and I got together with Jodelle (aka FIVE), to hit up the local farmer’s market. Akemi and I picked up fruits, veggies, and fish. Jodelle…
After that, we hit the dog park where Lulu ignored the other dogs and an equally unsocial Bubba hung out with mom –
This morning, it was brunch with most of the crew of the Raza. I held off on the tasty-looking bread pudding and cinnamon rolls with whipped cream in favor of my one weekend cheat snack:
They were good, but Nugateau’s eclairs are still the ones to beat. Their dark chocolate versions are unbelievably decadent while their take on the pistachio eclair is probably the best dessert bite I’ve enjoyed in a loooong time.
Back to it tomorrow. Is this the week I finally finish this script? Possibly. But it own’t get any easier as I’ll be on and off set, overseeing production on Episode 204 (with director John Stead) and prepping Episode 205 (with director Ron Murphy). Check ’em out in action!