I was getting dressed, fifteen minutes out from heading downstairs to catch a cab, when I received the call from my agent’s assistant. “I’m afraid I have some bad news,” he said.
Oh shit, I thought. I was prepared for the worst.
“We’re going to have to reschedule your first meeting today.”
“That’s it?”I asked. I was expecting worse. Much worse. Something like “Hey, the guy you’re meeting today broke up with his girlfriend last night so he’s going to be in a really bad mood…” or “We caught your old Stargate episode, Irresponsible, last night and, unfortunately, we’re going to have to withdraw our offer of representation…”. But a canceled meeting? It was like being back in elementary school and waking up to a snow day. Well, half show day anyway.
I took advantage of the free time to brush up on my Japanese (our Tokyo/Osaka trip is less than two weeks away0, and take a stroll through Beverly Hills which is – and correct me if I’m wrong – the “small-dog-carrying” capital of the U.S. In the half hour I was out and about, I passed about a half dozen people clutching yorkies, chihuahuas, and, in one instant, either a giant ball of yarn or a very relaxed maltese.
Last night, I had dinner wth Bob Picardo who you may remember from such shows as Star Trek: Voyager or Stargate: Atlantis, but you’ll no doubt definitely recall from his last visit to Vancouver that I profiled on this very blog a couple of weeks ago.
Today, it was deli lunch with this guy –
David Blue (SGU‘s Eli Wallace). Akemi is going to be sooooo jealous!
Then tonight, it’s southern-style dining with Dark Matter’s Misaki Han – Ellen Wong
Well, three days down and one more to go. And how have the meetings gone? As Robert Cooper used to say: “You always leave L.A. feeling like a million bucks!”. Everyone is positive, complimentary, and interested. Everyone says they want to work with you. And then…you head back home to reality. I can honestly say I’ve met some very nice, really smart people on this trip and would love to have the opportunity to work with them sometime in the future. But who knows?
Meanwhile, Akemi has been keeping me apprised of developments on the home front:
Bubba got a new hat and, of course, like toys and the dog beds, Lulu has immediately claimed ownership
Bubba’s Lulu’s new hat.
Okay, now they’re both happy.
The dogs prepare for a return trip to Toronto.