September 19, 2009: My New Diet and Exercise Plan! The Mailbag!

For a while now, I’ve been following a fairly rigorous diet and exercise regimen (cardio on even days, circuit training on odd days, five daily mini meals made up of lean proteins, fruit, veggies, and grains), all in a bid to get into the best shape possible prior to my annual Tokyo Culinary Extravaganza -…

February 22, 2009: Screw the Oscars. Enjoy the Dogs Instead.

  Well, I had intended to turn this blog over to Baron Destructo and Cookie Monster for their annual Oscar Selection Show but, alas, both were caught by surprise when the Academy suddenly announced they were telecasting the awards tonight! Unfortunately, of the numerous Oscar contenders, Cookie Monster and the Baron only watched a grand…

February 1, 2009: Dogs, Mailbag, and NFL – I Renounce Thee!

A lot of interesting takes on this whole Blu-ray debate. To upgrade or not to upgrade? That is the question. Well, after reading some of your informed opinions regarding continuing technological developments and the likelihood that tomorrow’s hot, new gadget will be next week’s microfilm, tape deck, or Vin Diesel, I’ve decided to forego any…

January 22, 2009: This Blog Goes to the Dogs. Yet Again.

In spite of the fact that the production office is my “place of work”, I’ve been accomplishing very little in the way of actual script work there of late. I’ve been spinning my wheels on a complicated sequence that has been made all the more complicated by the fact that I’m dealing with all new…

November 2, 2008: Projects, Plans, Pooches, and Poltergeists

I decided to take it easy today because it was Sunday. Of course, since season five wrapped, pretty much every day has been Sunday for me. Not that I don’t have things to do. I have an SGA movie to write, that super, secret project to complete, a horror movie to set up, a pilot…

August 17, 2008: Upcoming Guests, Pooch Pics, and The Weird Food Purchase of the Day

Hope you’ve all finished up this month’s fantasy book of the month club pick, The Orphan’s Tales: In the Night Garden, because I’ll be weighing in with my thoughts tomorrow. I’ll also be collecting questions for author Catherynne M. Valente who will be dropping by later in the week. This one was a very unique…

July 16, 2008: Meetings, book discussion, and lazy dogs

Today’s notes session on Remnants was long and involved but went very well. No requests to tone down or lose any of the key beats. Mainly requests for clarity and thematic reinforcement. We followed up with our final meetings of the week - 1) Stunts and SPFX in which we discussed squibs (What’s a squib?…

June 22, 2008: Lulu and I hit Greek Day

  I took in the Greek Day festivities with Lulu this evening. Now lest I be accused of playing favorites, there’s a very good reason why I chose Lulu to be my date: Jelly, as I’ve already made mention, suffers from a hip condition that makes extended walks problematic. She’s good for approximately a half…

June 17, 2008: Month of September Cancelled Due to Lack of Interest

So I was watching Euro Cup today and it got me to thinking. One of the biggest complaints I hear about soccer (occasionally a.k.a. football) is that it’s too slow-paced. Not enough points. The final scores are always Two-Nil or One-Nil or the dreaded Nil-Nil. Three goals are considered an offensive explosion. Well, I came…

June 7, 2008: Paris named “Frenchest City”. Philadelphia a close second.

  Exciting stuff today! The Belmont Stakes was run, the third leg in the Triple Crown. Now, normally, I’m not into horse racing but today’s event offered potential history in the making. Big Brown, an American thoroughbred, had a shot to be the first horse in thirty years to win the Triple Crown. That’s the…