I’ve been a fan of Robert Picardo since back in his days at Star Trek: Voyager’s The Doctor, but I’ve become an even bigger fan of Bob’s over the years as I’ve gotten to know him. A terrific actor and equally terrific human being, he’s a good friend and someone I always make it a priority to catch up with whenever we happen to be in the same town. And such was the case last night when we got together at was has become our L.A. go-to, Spago, for pasta, roast chicken, those delicious little tuna cones, and the booziest sticky toffee cake I’ve ever had (with an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream to maintain that 1:1 cake to ice cream ratio).
In contrast, today’s diet consisted of a double chocolate mocha, a matcha latte, and the red velvet mini cupcake I was offered at my last meeting. Boy, am I looking forward to night’s dinner with Martin Gero and Carl Binder!
Another successful round of meetings today, marred only slightly by a late cancellation which afforded ultimately afforded me the opportunity to take a stroll through Beverly Hills. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this upscale neighbourhood is the street fashion. Today, I saw a guy walking around in what were, essentially, pyjamas. Three nights ago, I honestly couldn’t tell whether the people I passed were dressed for Halloween or just in their every day clothes.
Anyway, great meetings today, a favorite being my sit-down with DC Entertainment’s Dan Evans. Smart, pleasant and a veritable expert on everything from comic books to the SF, fantasy, horror, and crime thriller genres in general, he’s a guy I’d climb a mountain to work with.
Well, that’s a wrap on L.A. Tomorrow, I fly back to Akemi and the dogs. Here’s what I’ve been missing…