February 2013: The Akemi Fall 2013 Collection! Days of Stargate Atlantis Past! The Prodigal!

Akemi has caught the dog fashion bug!  Over the last couple of days, she's been hard at work, snipping, sewing, and generally cannibalizing some of her older outfits, transforming them into haute canine couture. Check out her Fall Collection so far: Meanwhile, a naked pudgy Bubba awaits his first outfit... Sadly, Akemi is running out…

November 13, 2012: Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!

To be perfectly honest, there was only one thing I missed during my trip to Japan.  And it wasn't the food or the television or the general comforts of home.  It was the dogs.  Even Akemi, who admittedly never "got" dogs before coming to Canada, could think of nothing but her dear Bubba those last…

November 4, 2012: Tokyo Day #7! On the home front! L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon! Pieces of the Puzzle!

Here I've been wracking my brain, wondering how I could make a living if moved to Japan - when, suddenly, opportunity comes a-knocking: Japan suffers sumo wrestler shortage.  The way I've been eating of late, I figure I should be ready for action in about two months. As much as I'm enjoying myself here in Tokyo,…

August 23, 2012: Dog Blog! Days of Stargate Atlantis Past! Vengeance!

The dogs make the most of the remaining days of summer: And we continue our look back at Stargate: Atlantis's third season with... VENGEANCE (319) Hot on the heels of the creepy, horror-like Submerged comes the equally creepy mini creature-feature guest starring the villainous Michael.  Turns out he didn't perish in that hive ship battle…

July 29, 2012: Snapshot Sunday! The results of The Greatest Season-Ending Cliffhanger in Stargate History Poll! And lucky winners!

Today, I was up at the crack of dawn - ish, at a little after 9:00 a.m., so that we could pack up up all three dogs and head on over to the beach for the monthly Pugs on the Beach gathering.  Lately, there hasn't been much of a turnout, but that hasn't stopped the…

July 10, 2012: Ouch! 3 Days to Comic Con! Dogs enjoying the Summer! Days of Stargate: Atlantis Past! Inferno!

I hit play on the DVD and, as a fifth season episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia started up, I took a seat and tested the dumbbells.  It was my triceps day so I figured I'd start with flat bench extensions, move on to overhead extensions, then to close grip press, and finish up…

May 23, 2012: Lulu scampers loudly and carries a big stick!

I was sidetracked today by an eye doctor's appointment, several phone calls, and a slew of emails that kept me from the task at hand - that task being, of course, the SF (near future) miniseries I'm writing with Paul.  In order to keep to my act a day pace, it looks like I'll have…

May 2, 2012: This blog goes to the dogs. Again!

Whereas most adults my age are either dropping their kids off at school or picking them up from school or buying them clothes and toys, or attending their various extracurricular activities, I'm dropping my dogs off at doggy daycare or picking them up from doggy daycare or purchasing them leashes and toys, or attending various…

April 13, 2012: The Doggy Guilt Trip!

My dogs have a way of laying on the guilt trip.  Whenever I put on my jacket to go out, my thirteen year old pug, Jelly, transforms from an arthritic perennial lounger to a pup at heart, hopping up and bounding about, tail wagging, barking.  It's her way of saying: "Finally!  We're going out!  Allow…

June 17, 2011: I’ve become that crazy dog guy my writing partner warned me about. And barbecue! Oh, and the weekend alarm sounds early!

With Fondy heading out of town for the week, Akemi and I assumed temporary possession of her house.  And dogs, Brie and Stewie.  As a result, we'll be hosting a veritable pooch party for the next little while... Slow progress on the script rewrite front.  It seems that whenever I sit down to tackle Act…

June 12, 2011: Bubba update! Ivon Bartok hits Banff! Woofstock! Pugs eating ice cream! Mailbag!

Bubba update!  We took him back to the vet's for a second visit, this time getting him checked out by a second doctor.  We explained that he'd been quite lethargic of late and, every so often, was given to brief trembling bouts.  The vet informed us that this was a sign he was in pain…

May 5, 2011: Doggies Eating Peanut Butter!

Whew!  What a day!  I had three appointments, three scheduled conference calls (all of which I missed - the first because my phone kept on dropping the call, the second because I was busy, and the third because I misread the email and called in six hours late), notes to deliver, lots of errands to…

February 3, 2011: Toronto Day #3!

Today, we were back at the production offices/killing fields to finish beating out episode 2.  We arrived to find Rob waiting for us.  Also waiting for us was our second treat in as many days, compliments of Mr. Cooper.  This time: bagels, cream cheese, and rugelach that, as far as I could tell, came in…