I had a great day. Not a good day. Not a really good day. A great day.
Today was the first chance the Production Designer and I had to show our Director some choices for locations in person. Let's just say we nailed it. He liked everything! He liked so many things, there are things he liked that he won't be able to use. If you like four of four apartments and only need two for the movie, you've got to let two of them go.
In addition to finding two of the key apartments for the movie, we also chose a little town to double for the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C. We found four stores that we need on those quaint streets. I've got to go back, get permits and make deals with all of these places, but let's not quibble over details. We also picked a place for a Diplomatic Reception that's a big scene in the movie.
I'm undeniably happy with myself right now. So what, you may ask, am I going to do to reward myself for such an extraordinary performance?
I'm letting John the Scientist drag me to East Bumfuck Queens, NY tomorrow to sample the Stinky Tofu.
I'm not especially pleased that I'm getting so much more use out that flag than I am from my Gas Grill of Retribution™. It's just not fair. On the other hand, John has consented (I think) to finally be photographically debuted, since I said this had to be documented in all of its stinky glory. And not only will you get pictures of John and I sampling that which should not be sampled, we've got something else up our sleeves to share with you soon. I mean, we shouldn't be keeping all the fun for ourselves, should we?