Last night, Akemi and I had dinner with Melissa O’Neil and Vanessa Piazza. We went for sushi and I over-ordered. Even more than usual because I mistakenly assumed I was only ordering single pieces of sushi. Halfway through our meal, when Akemi asked the waitress what else was coming, the waitress replied: “Tuna, eel, and more.” Uh, yeah. Thanks for clarifying. The same waitress seemed utterly perplexed later on when Melissa ordered the cantaloupe sorbet, bouncing a look of utter incomprehension between Melissa and the dessert menu. Cantaloupe sorbet? No one’s ever ordered the cantaloupe sorbet!!!
Too much sushi, a bowl of matcha ice cream, and a couple of carafes of sake later, I headed home for a good night’s sleep. Because our frenchie, Lulu, is still recuperating from spinal surgery, we’ve taken to sequestering her in a little pen downstairs to ensure she doesn’t exert herself by climbing stairs, jumping off the bed or practicing her tae kwon do unsupervised. I’ll turn off all the lights and work at my laptop until late, then hop into her playpen and pet her until she drifts off (roughly 1100 pets) before slipping quietly upstairs.
I fell asleep at about 1 a.m. I was awakened an hour later by the sound of Lulu coming up the stairs. Somehow, the little Houdini had managed to slip out. I picked her up to bring her downstairs and, upon our arrival, realized she wasn’t feeling well. She had messed her blanket, two dog beds, and the floor. So I cleaned her, then the floor, then rinsed down the dog beds and blanket in the bathtub before popping them in for a double wash, then took a nice hot shower. I rejoined her downstairs and repeated the bedtime process, patting her until she eventually drifted off. By the time I got back to sleep, it was a little after 5 a.m.
Surprisingly, I got shit done today despite the lack of sleep. Finished a pass on one script. Tossed around some ideas with Jay. Sat in on an Art Department budget meeting (so far, so good!).
And reconnected with some of the old gang. Pictured above: Props Master Victoria Klein presents Akemi with a frenchie-themed tote bag. What a sweetheart.
Hmmmm. Apparently the new Star Trek series is in town shooting for, oh, ever, which has cost us some crew and construction personnel. Anyone out there have any experience building corporate guard garrisons or diabolical research laboratories? Lemme know!