When we first bought this new place, we figured it was in good enough shape that we could just move right in – only to find out, after closing, that those paintings the former owner had hanging were not so much wall art as they were obfuscating shields concealing all sorts of imperfections ranging from chips and scratches to gaping maws of exposed wiring. So, we decided to have the place repainted.
When the painter asked us what color we wanted to go with, I figured a simple white would do but, as it turns out, there is nothing simple about choosing a wall color. There must have been almost sixty different shades of white to choose from! Eventually, after much consideration, Akemi narrowed it down to these twelve favorites:
White Walker White
Snow Monkey Milk White
Calf’s Brain White
Bleached Desert Corpse Bone White
Toilet Bowl White
God’s Beard White
Shirako (cod sperm) White
Network Lead’s Smile White
Light At The End Of The Tunnel White
Whites Of His Eyes White
Anemic Ghost Child White
In the end, we decided to go with Chantilly Lace. But it was close!
Well, look who it is! No, no. The guy BESIDE former Dark Matter Co-Executive Producer Ivon Bartok. It’s former Stargate/Dark Matter director extraordinaire Will Waring who is in town for the next five months or so working on a big budget horror movie (You know the one). I expect many more cheeseburgers and lattes with this guy before winter rolls around.
Noticed this interesting bottle of bourbon at my local LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) retailing for $387.30!!! Granted, that’s Canadian, but a quick online search shows this bottle going for roughly $130 US south of the border. That’s quite the mark-up – and, I suppose, to be expected from one of the most draconian and restrictive government-controlled liquor monopolies in North America. The selection is poor and you can expect to pay roughly 4 TIMES the original retail price for anything you want to import. That’s one thing I do miss about Vancouver: their private liquor stores.
KitKat has a pop-up shop in downtown Toronto. It’ll be around until the end of the month, offering up unique flavors like Caramel, Popcorn & Almond, Expresso, Cookie & Hazelnut, and the KitKat Ruby made from rare Ruby cocoa beans mixed with the blood of unwary hitchhikers. They also offer the option of creating your own signature KitKat. Of course, when we walked by last week, there was a huge line-up. Here’s hoping that, by this time next week, the locals will have lost interest in the varied exotic flavors, allowing me to sweep in and have my pick of the remaindered selections: Tomato and Feta Cheese in a Delicious White Chocolate Base!
Tomorrow, I am ALL OVER those script and series overview revisions! Also, some Peking Duck and dim sum!