We’re considering adopting.
Of course it should go without saying – no, not a human. I mean, we all saw the movie The Orphan and know how that ends up. We’re considering adding another pug to the household – a rescue. We figure it would liven Suji up and maybe motivate her to get out of bed (to bite her new sister’s furry butt). Also, Akemi has been smitten –
Her name is Cricket (which Akemi finds hard to pronounce so she’s lobbying for a name change) and she certainly does have a unique look. Apparently, she’s blind and weighs a mere 7 lbs. The only issue is she’s in L.A. In a perfect world, Akemi and I would both fly over to meet her, then fly her back home – but given Suji’s present high-maintenance state, we can’t really leave her. With anyone. So I guess either I make the trip alone – or if anyone in the L.A. area is making the trip to Toronto, let me know! In the meantime, we’re looking into it…
Finally tried out Wonton Hut just around the block (and up three blocks, then around the block and one more block over) from our place. I went brisket and thin noodle soup with a generous dollop of chili-garlic sauce while Akemi opted for the classic shrimp & pork wonton soup. Both bowls were great and the service was terrific.
Then, on the way home, we stopped off at Nord Lyon for the new addition to their pastry lineup – an insanely delicious pistachio and chocolate confection. So light, I could have eaten three – and would have had Akemi not been there to keep me from doing so.
Shout-out to their equally fantastic Tres Leches.
Okay, things moving along on the project front. Re-re-re-re-re-revised the pilot for that kpop/sci-fi mash-up and now looking to write up the overview for the android murder mystery. Sent off a revised game plan for a comic book pitch, restructuring the story for a 6 issue arc, and awaiting word on artist approval for a horror comic. Zoom discussion today on that globetrotting action-adventure series. Looks like I’ll be fleshing out the overview and giving the pilot another re-read. Had a zoom chat about that small town mystery series earlier this week, and another chat with my old partner in misery, and one of my favorite German, Alexander Ruemelin about a project we’ll hopefully be working on together. I have a slew of material to review for that video game. And tomorrow I have lunch with a science fiction author about a possible adaptation of one of his novels. As always, it seems like a lot on my plate, but the truth is it’s all a bunch of promising busy work until something gets green lit.
— Joseph Mallozzi 🏴☠️ (@BaronDestructo) February 27, 2023