Today, we celebrated Akemi’s birthday by me going in to work for an 8:00 a.m. conference call, writing 7 pages of this latest script, and then sitting in on background extras and special effects meetings as well as a locations look-see. Oh, the office also had smoked meat for lunch and hosted a non-denominational Easter egg hunt. Five large eggs contained clues that ultimately led to the Golden Egg containing the grand prize! Line Producer Robbie David apparently made a pact with the eventual winner, promising to share the prize if either of them won – so I suppose now they both get to go to Red Lobster with Naomi and Drew and split the dinner special.
Speaking of dinner – I gave Akemi the choice of where she wanted to go for her birthday dinner. Her pick…home! Where she cooked shio koji chicken, creamy polenta with roasted tomatoes and crispy basil, and kale salad!
The flower delivery arrived just before dinner.
My heartfelt birthday card. Too late I realized that I had F’d up the length of their legs so I had to create this inspired rock to solve the problem.
Cups! Neko and paw are for her while the sloth is for me (which is seemingly designed to make it impossible to drink out of).
She also picked up a couple of items for me – to give to her: a handy door stop and maple sugar. Note: the door stop is too big for the door.
Mom, sis, and Daisy serenaded Akemi with their traditional off-key version of Happy Birthday from Montreal and then –
We ate way too many chocolates from Akemi’s favorite chocolatier: La Maison du Chocolat. I went heavy pralines.
We’ll cap off the tonight’s festivities with doggy time and youtube videos!