Once again the weekend is upon us.    And, with a first draft of the series finale delivered, and our final double concept meeting on tap for this Monday, I can finally rest easy.  Ish.  There’s still a little over six weeks of production left.  And about four months of post. And, in the not too distant future, the revised pitch for that major comic book adaptation, that new ship-based space opera comic book series, the pitch for that small town supernatural show, development on the horror series, and, chiefest of all, the script for the (formerly) Untitled Awesome Project.

In a perfect world, I wrap up production on this in January, have a month off, and then roll into another writers’ room (for one of the aforementioned projects) in August, maybe September.

The past few weeks have been altogether exhausting.  I’ve spent waaaaay to much time reading off my laptop.  As a result, I’m having recurring headaches and my eyesight is definitely suffering.  I’ve found myself pulling out the reading glasses more often just to give my eyes a rest.  I’ve also been nursing an unusually sore right arm going on three weeks now – I’m guessing the result of banging it against a table but Akemi suspects I may have pulled a muscle or tendon.  Can you pull a tendon?  Is that what you do to tendons?

Anyway, I’m sure I’ll be 100% once I’ve had time to rest and fully recuperate.  In early July.  In the meantime, there’s this –

May 10, 2019:

Oh damn.  It’s my dealer, Alan, with about 5 ounces of the good stuff: whole dried yellow Scotch Bonnets, red and yellow Habaneros, and Carolina Reapers.

May 10, 2019:

Akemi’s recent batch of bourbon cookies.  We refined the original recipe.  It called for a measly one tablespoon of bourbon, but our batch delivers a cup’s worth!

Cheese Boats –


9 thoughts on “May 10, 2019:

  1. Can you pull a tendon? Is that what you do to tendons?

    I think that’s called Tendinitis; an inflammation of the tendon caused by impact or stress.

    Yes, I know you likely meant that in jest, but I usually play the “straight man”, so it’s a hard habit to break!

    And yes, on the peppers, but a maybe on the cheese boat…it depends on the ingredients.

  2. Now that UF is getting almost “done”, I’m looking forward to the next big thing you’ll have on the go!

    The cheese thing looks great, but the lactose intolerance in me says, “you’re kidding, right?”

  3. Mmmmmm…cheeeeeseboooooats. (said in my best Homer Simpson ‘donuts’ voice)



  4. Gforce – I thought most hard cheese (like cheddar) is low in lactose. I would die (well…not literally, but…) if I couldn’t eat cheese. 🙁


  5. One Tablespoon… The dough wouldn’t have to be refrigerated as long. I cut back the bourbon to half. I whipped up a batch of my regular chocolate chip cookies yesterday. (My boys favorite) This recipe includes toffee bits, bittersweet/semisweet chocolate chips and one tablespoon of my bourbon vanilla. Yum!

    As for your tendon pain, I get tendinitis and the doc always tells me to rest it. Sometimes the doc will RX a strong NSAID. Maybe, you should go in and get it checked out?

    I hope you get some rest this weekend!

  6. Mmmm, CHeeeeezBooooats ….. Never had one, and probably never will in Utah.

    Tendons get inflamed, tendonitis is no fun. You should see a doctor to rule out anything else, but ibuprofen and rest are the main treatment. You can ice it when it is awful.

    Ramble on: I had it in my foot. They gave me an anti-inflammatory gel because my pre-hypertension precludes long term oral NSAIDs, and a brace to hold my foot still. Took about six months to get rid of it. My PCM thought it was a fracture, and called me a liar after the MRI showed nothing. Took a real podiatrist to know what was up.

  7. Akemi’s cookies look delicious. Nice and boozy, just the way your crew likes it.

    You could load that bread boat up with butter in the middle and that would be fine with me too. 🙂

    Yes you can pull or tear a tendon. It’s painful. I’ve done that before, however my broken leg in 2 places and torn knee ligaments got all the attention over the torn tendon.

  8. As a couple of other people have noted, you probably have tendonitis/tendinitis, inflammation of the tendon. Rest and ice normally take care of it. I had to get a cortisone shot in my elbow once, when it had gone on for months. Learn from my mistakes!

    What you call “cheeseboats” are khachapuri, the signature dish of Georgia (not the one next to South Carolina, the one next to Armenia), the source of some of the best food in the world. If the question is “should you eat them?” the answer is “Yes!” because they’re super-tasty; the etymology, however, is dubious.

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