Almost finished packing. Almost finished my farewells. Tomorrow, we’re up at the crack of pre-dawn (5:00 a.m. here, 2 a.m. for those of you on the west coast, and 11:00 p.m. today for those of you in Hawaii) to catch our early flight back to Vancouver.
As always, my big concern is the dogs – chunky little Lulu and cantankerous Suji. We took them to a pug meet-up today and ran (well, okay, strolled) them ragged, then plan to follow up with a post-dinner night walk to make sure they nice and tired. Akemi gave them some gravol the other day to see how they would react. Lulu snoozed peacefully for four hours while an unusually alert Suji spent the afternoon barking at the ceiling lights and reflections. Hmmmm. No breakfast tomorrow so, hopefully, they’ll be nice and empty for the flight. Just in case though, we’ve got the diapers on standby.
Also on standby for me – episode 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale, season 2 of Fargo, and season 1 of both Preacher and Westworld. And 20 to-read books in my iBooks library. Given these crazy airport delays of late, better safe than sorry.
A farewell dinner last night with Ellen Wong (Dark Matter’s nefarious Misaki Han) and her not at all nefarious husband Adam. Today, it’s not one but TWO farewell meals with Dark Matter Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok – but I’ll be seeing him in about three weeks when we start the writers’ room for the show’s fourth season (No pick up yet. Just being positive). This year, we’ll also be joined by the best writer I know – Stargate veteran Carl Binder. Check out this reaction shot of Carl when I told him he’d once again be getting the chance to work with Paul, Ivon and I –
Positively bursting with excitement. THIS is the energy we need for next year! That old Binder magic!