Semifinal action in our Stargate: SG-1 Greatest Episode Tournament has begun and, ten hours in, Window of Opportunity has the early edge over The Fifth Race. But with fourteen hours until the poll closes, there’s still plenty of time for comeback. Head on over and vote!
— Joseph Mallozzi (@BaronDestructo) September 7, 2019
Well, the Toronto Film Festival is in full swing. Today, on our way back from the farmer’s market, Akemi and I passed Willem Dafoe graciously posing for fan photos outside a middling Latin tapas restaurant. I’ve been invited several industry parties and I was actually considering attending one or two until I noted the time: 10:00 p.m.! And no one shows up to an industry party on time. Things won’t be heating up until midnight at least – and that’s way past my bedtime. So I figured that, at the very least, I could catch some movies – but apparently this year’s event is so disorganized and understaffed that purchasing tickets is an exercise in futility. And so, instead, I watched kpop dance videos and took a nap.
Back when we were on Stargate, my former writing partner, Paul, was all about the afternoon naps. He’d claim that one hour and he would wake up feeling refreshed. Now I may be in the minority here, but I have never awakened feeling refreshed. Moreover, I am still sleepy, occasionally, confused. Half the time, when I wake up from a nap, I’m nursing a slight headache.
So, expert nappers, I call on you for your professional opinion. What is the secret to a good nap? According to Akemi, Japanese nap science holds that one should never nap after 2:00 p.m. This, if you ask me, sounds ridiculous. 3:00 p.m. is prime napping time, is it not?