A shout-out today to one of Dark Matter’s unsung
heroes heroines, script coordinator Alison Hepburn who came through, yet again, with a terrific backstory idea for the show’s third season. Alison has a great scifi mind and she has become my go-to-gal whenever I’m looking to spin ideas – or in need of one. Like, for instance, this morning when she emailed me a terrific reveal for the end of the episode I’m currently working on, a dark little secret that ties in neatly with what we’ve set up to date. It comes on the heels of another great character revelation she came up with, this one for FIVE, that will be coming your way in Episode 302. But wait! There’s more! On the strength of a great pilot script she sent me last year, Alison landed representation with my agent AND got herself a script assignment for this coming season. Wondering who traveled over from the Alt Universe at the end of “Stuff To Steal, People To Kill”? All will be revealed in Episode 306, compliments of Ms. Hepburn.
Hey, you know what I hate more than driving around looking for parking? More than getting stuck behind shoppers who park their giant carts in the middle of the aisles? Even more than not being able to buy a couple of hamburger buns because they only come in enormous two-dozen packages?
Yes, the only thing I hate more than those three things individually is experiencing all three of those things combined. I’m talking about shopping at Costco.
Today, we helped my mother re-stock her bomb shelter with everything from raw almonds to bleach. When the zombie uprising happens, we’ll be heart healthy and our shirts will be whiter than white!
An action shot of me enjoying the Costco Experience…
So, how are y’all enjoying the holidays? Eating anything or anywhere special? Last night, I plucked a jar of diced peppers out of my mother’s fridg. Mom warned me they were hot and, while I appreciated the heads up, I dismissed her concern and popped a generous forkful into my mouth. After all, mom rarely makes anything overly spicy and grocery shop peppers don’t pack THAT much of a punch. Only, it turned out mom didn’t make them; my sister did. And she didn’t use grocery shop peppers. She used her homegrown ghost chili peppers.
24 hours later, I still feel kind of dizzy.