Tuesday, September 12, 2006


The Demise of PHARK/

I just realized something. When H moves out, we'll be left with PARK...or KRAP, I guess, neither of which is a cool name for a band. KARP? Is KARP cool? No. Fish just inherently aren't cool, especially when they're spelled incorrectly. PRAK? Nope. Sounds like a mistake or a terribly-named snack. Maybe I should cut Rufus from the band and then we could call ourselves KAP. That's kind of cool, no? Of course, there is no band, so I'm not quite sure what I'm talking about. I wonder what instrument Rufus would play in the not-a-band. Something chilled out, I think. Like the upright bass. Although he'd have a tough time playing an instrument with his little mutant paws. See? There's ANOTHER reason why you shouldn't get your cat declawed. It could affect his/her musical career.

I've been gone for four days, and THAT'S the paragraph I come back with? Ohhh dear. When I say "gone", I of course mean "procrastinating" because I have now taken to procrastinating from the procrastination (a.k.a blogging). Here's my update, though:

Friday: Arrived late at the designated meeting place (a.k.a. liquor store) for girls' night, where my poor friend had just witnessed a minor car crash involving angry rich people and was being hit on by one of the crashees; Went to girls' night where my friend AE (who is a better chef than...um...insert famous chef here...) had whipped up the most fantastic vegetarian meal of my life involving tomatoes that actually tasted like tomatoes. (Here in Canada, tomatoes don't taste like they do in, say, Italy. They taste like the inside of a cucumber from 1986, injected with red food colouring.) They were "Heirloom" tomatoes and they came from a "garden". Crazy. Then we drank awesome wine (uh...well, THEY did. I watched. With a glass of wine in my hand. Um...which occasionally ended up in my mouth. And then stomach. Okay fine, I drank wine.) We also watched a video of "The Boyfriend" -- a musical that we did in high school. And it held up! It was still good! I mean, there's the odd guy in there who can't even find his feet, let alone use them, but for the most part, I'm pretty darn impressed with the quality of musicals we did back in the day. (I'm turning thirty soon, so I have to start using expressions like "back in the day".)

The rest of the weekend was basically devoted to hosting a family dinner, writing a new song, forgetting how to play the song, re-learning it, playing it for M, and seeing an amazing short play starring the multi-talented Brendan Gall (see below) and the stunning and hilarious Maev Beatty. It was written by my favorite playwright, Hannah Moscovitch. (Hannah is remarkable. See everything she writes. Seriously.) I also may or may not have eaten a deep-fried burrito. (I don't want to talk about it.)

I saw McKay and Mrs. Miller and I really liked it. I'm glad that so many people have been responding well to the episode and I can't thank you enough for all the lovely comments. I hope I will get to visit Atlantis again too! (I miss Hermiod a little bit. We definitely had a connection. He even flirted with me on set, but I'll save that story for another day.) And yes, Brendan Gall who played Caleb (brilliantly, might I say) is my buddy from Unspun Theatre, as well as the director of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (which is where Martin Gero first saw me act), as well as an old friend of Martin's, as well as the non-coincidental name of an ex-Stargate character (who I believe died a horrible death). And no, he is not the guy in the photo I posted, although it is possible that I may have suggested to M that Brendan's hair was cool, which may or may not have prompted M to grow his hair like Brendan's, dress like Brendan, talk like Brendan and change his name to Mrendan.

This is a very long post.

One quick thing before I go...I actually like Russell Crowe. I think he's handsome. And a really good actor. And I think maybe I'm a little out of touch with the bad press he's had. Am I not supposed to like him? When did that happen? Man, I have to start watching E-Talk Daily more often.

Okay! I'm done! I'M GOING TO WRITE TODAY. SERIOUSLY.

Chimichangas,

K.

74 Comments:

Blogger sueKay said...

The demise of PHARK?

...It just won't be the same again!

Absolutely LOVED McKay and Mrs Miller...one of the best episodes I've seen of either Stargate! You and David were absolutely wonderful in it. Hope you get to do another episode soon!!!

10:11 AM  
Blogger slodwick said...

I say we throw caution to the wind and continue to like Russell Crowe. He's a truly amazing actor, and as long he's not got a phone in his hand, quite charming, I've heard.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Paula said...

Life just won't be the same withour PHARK. But you can't drop Rufus from the band. He'd be so hurt!

As for Russell Crowe? He has some personal issues, obviously, but I think he's a great actor and not so bad on the eyes.

One must appreciate the pretty where one can!

Quit reading this and get back to writing!

10:19 AM  
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10:46 AM  
Blogger salivia_baker said...

why not be PARK? I mean.. everybody loves PARKs

10:49 AM  
Blogger InkyOrchid said...

You know, if you're really worried about the PHARK thing, you could always adopt a friend for Rufus. Name him/her with whatever initial you desire and go from there. Then maybe Rufus won't try to climb too high. Just a thought.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Becky S said...

Ahh,, my boyfriend and I knew we had seen your 'husband' from somewhere on the blog! Brendan was grea. The whole show was one of the best of the season. Hope to see you on it again next year.

10:57 AM  
Blogger elfgirl said...

My husband has managed to grow some rather frighteningly large tomato plants this year (8'+ tall). I'd send you some tomatoes (I'm told they're amazing), but Customs might destroy them in transit in an effort to free the world from vegetable-fruit confusion tyrrany.

Loved McKay and Mrs. Miller. I've watched it twice now. You and Brendan both made wonderful additions to the Atlantis universe.

11:02 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

McKay and Mrs. Miller is my favorite episode of Atlantis, hands down - and I'm not just saying that because I'm here. Actually, it has turned out to be everyone's, really.

I spend a lot of time over on my LiveJournal and I haven't heard a single negative review of McKay & Mrs. Miller from anybody. Even the people who usually nitpick the episodes to death are just hopping up and down about how perfect it is. By rough estimate, I think you gained about three gazillion new fans who all want Jeannie McKay Miller to be a regular on Atlantis ASAP. Your big brother needs to watch out, at this point Rodney and Jeannie are about even in the popularity stakes *G*.

I didn't get the memo on Russell Crowe either! Darn it - I can't get in the loop on anything these days. Of course, today is one of those days when I can't even get the earring into my right ear. I could have done it without looking, but my 95-pound-Collie, who thinks he's a cat, decided to rescue me from the evil, dangling hoop monster. I hope coffee comes out of keyboards. Sigh.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous vorador said...

Have a nice writing day then!

And about PHARK, you should really try KRAP, I'm already seeing great slogans out of there. Not something like (a "KRAP" band with a "KRAP" name). But I think it would be very easy to turn KRAP into something good..I can't really give any examples right now, at least nothing that would be in your favor but I think someone will find out something...

11:09 AM  
Blogger Rebeccasaurus said...

I'm going against Russell Crowe. Australia has claimed him but I say we div him back to New Zealand :)

Watched M&MM on the weekend and it was totally grand! Good job there.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Sorry to hear about PHARk. R.I.P.
That's pretty bad about Canada tomatoes. I never buy tomatoes at the store, because my parents grow them. I just go and steal theirs (which are very good).
I did really like the Atlantis episode. You were great.
Apparently I missed the memo about Russell Crowe as well. I'm not much into entertainment news though; just entertainment.
Hey, I'm going to write today too! Starting Chapter 3 of my book...

11:41 AM  
Blogger Chez said...

Glad someone fianlly got you a copy of M&MM :D and there was nothing but great stuff for us to like :D

As for PHARKs... good luck with the replacemnt.. but there are some good bands out that that manages to find good replacements.. or you could just barricade the door and refuse to let H go!

As for Russell, We Aussies are a fickle bunch.. He's a great Aussie Actor, but make sure you're not in throwing distance of his mobile phone!!! Then he's Kiwi Russ!

Thanks for the update, I was getting concerned you'd abandoned us! :P

11:57 AM  
Blogger Sandra said...

You just go right ahead and like Russell Crowe. Personally if someone is a good actor I watch their work because I like their acting. As long as their not a murderer or a pediphile or something sick like that, then what they do in their personal life has no effect on whether I am or am not going to watch something they are in.

I'm glad you got to see McKay & Mrs. Miller. It was a good episode but I missed Carson (Paul McGilion). As far as I'm concerned any episode w/o Paul loses a point or two on my 'like scale'.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Nelle said...

Watched McKay and Mrs Miller with friends, we all loved it and I had to watch it again to catch all the things I missed due to massive fangirling *grins*.

Hopefully we'll see you again on SGA!

nelle

12:11 PM  
Anonymous omglawdork said...

Just wanted to add my congratulations for a great episode - I *really* enjoyed your work on "McKay and Mrs Miller" last week. Expectations were very high for your guest spot, and you met and exceeded all of them!

As always, thanks for the continued updates - it's always fun to check in and see a new post!

12:24 PM  
Blogger aurore said...

I should have not read your new entry. Not with tonsillitis. Because of course I've laughed and now my poor throat hurts like hell. And it's all your fault. Really.

Too bad for PHARK! It was such a cool name. KRAP, KARP or PRAK just doesn't sound the same. I want Rufus to be kept in the band. I'm sure he's a good whatever player :)

Here in Canada, tomatoes don't taste like they do in, say, Italy. They taste like the inside of a cucumber from 1986, injected with red food colouring.
Do I ask you how you know how a cucumber from 1986 injected with red food colouring tastes like? ;)
If you want my opinion, it's not even food colouring they put in tomatoes!!!

I'm lucky enough to be able to eat garden tomatoes and you're right, it's like it's not the same vegetable. The stuff we find in French supermarkets tastes (thankfully) bland but is perfectly round and red. Like we care how it looks once it's all cut in a salad!

I saw McKay and Mrs. Miller and I really liked it.
You realise how surreal it is for you to write that, right?
A bit like Russell Crowe saying "I saw Gladiator and I really liked it".
But I understand that actors don't really know how the stuff they did will look like untill they watch it like us mere mortals ;)

As for Russell Crowe, I don't know what he did lately. He's got a quick temper, that's sure!
I was a huge fan for years but now I've stepped back a little and just enjoy watching his movies. Because yes, he's a great, very talented actor.

Didn't get the Brendan Gall joke because I don't get the SGA credits (small price to pay to not wait until next spring to watch the third season)
How nice from Martin to give Brendan's name to a character who dies in a really slow, horrible way, traumatising Rodney in the process! Tssskk.

All those diet transgressions are baaaaaad. I'm going to take the next plane to Canada and watch every morsel you eat from now on ;)

*subliminal message*youjustwantto cometoPegasus2withyourbrother/subliminal message*

Aurore

12:28 PM  
Blogger Trialia said...

OMGWTF. Evil girl. Now I have a Hermiod/Jeannie plot bunny... *tosses it some pieces of carrot to distract it*

12:29 PM  
Anonymous Tracy Jane said...

Hey Kate!

Maybe you should just get a teddy or something that you can name "H", then you'll still be PHARK ;-)

As for the wine and the rest of it.. do you realise just how familiar this sounds. Oh, and before I forget... procrastination from the procrastination? I thought *I* was the Put-Off Queen.

I've been teaching Spanish to seven year olds today, so I'm all languaged out. No cool phrases for you today! We did Buenos Dias, Buenos Tardes, Buenos Noches, Ola, Si, Non, Adios and Mi llamo.

Glad you enjoyed your night out and that your high school plays weren't cringe worthy!

12:54 PM  
Blogger Flo said...

i kinda like PRAK, don't know why though...

thank you for all the updates : your new post is good news after a day in hospital... (now i'll go back to my bed)

bon courage pour l'écriture et bonjour à R & M

12:57 PM  
Blogger Cindee said...

Wine in hand, sounds great to me!

Absolutely loved McKay and Mrs. Miller episode. So much so that I created a music vid with it. If interested click on the YouTube address below or you can visit my blog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0nHZtmkngg

1:01 PM  
Anonymous Dso17 said...

Hello !

I was certain you was in love with Hermiod...the way you stared at him ! Yes I have to recognise his so sexy...mdr (morte de rire! ) I finally saw your performance in McKay and Mrs Miller and I loved it. You are a very very good actress and (as a lot of people said before) there was a fantastic alchemy between you and your brother. It shows through the screen.

I'm glad to hear (well, to read) you passed a great moment with your friend and you start to work on your new play.
Okay! I'm done! I'M GOING TO WRITE TODAY. SERIOUSLY.
To blogoholism from writingoholism: same process other tools, just bridge the gap ! Anyway...Good luck !

PS: I'm really sorry if I absolutely murder the English language ! I just hope it's understandable !
PS(2): Hey I forgot...your French training if you aren't tired by it...en fait j'ai déjà dit tout ce que j'avais à dire en anglais ! L'inspiration me manque cruellement ! Je n'ai plus qu'à vous souhaiter une bonne journée et à espérer que vous avancerez comme vous voulez dans l'écriture de votre pièce !
PS(3): Vous préférez que je vous vouvoie ? Ou tu préfères que je te tutoie ? Question cruxiale, oui je sais...
PS(4): This post is too long :D

1:04 PM  
Blogger Gem Simpson said...

what about PARK but make the P silent and pronounce it ARK?

1:15 PM  
Blogger Danielle the Paranoid Android said...

I think Russell Crowe threw a cell phone or something at someone. Or was that Naomi Cambell? Well, he hit someone with something... Or something....

1:31 PM  
Blogger Auliya said...

McKay and Mrs. Miller: A++
Thanks for your great acting. Loved the face you made when seeing Hermiod.

Russell Crowe: Eh, go ahead and like him. He's a good guy and we've all had our days. I just never hit anyone with a phone before (but I've thought about it so...)

Demise of PHARK: never happen...just pretend that person is still there. No one will ever know.

Had a blessing today, found out a bill was paid ahead so now have money!!! That is a good thing since I need food. LOL!

2:26 PM  
Blogger Celin Le Vaurien said...

I'm just so impatient to see McKay & Mrs Miller ! I'm actually french and I have to wait until ... january ? maybe more ... anyway I hope it'll be great, but I think there's no doubt! ^^

keep 'blogging' !

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Kitanne said...

I should send you all our extra tomatoes. We have like thirty big red ones in the fridge from our garden. Do tomatoes just not grow well in Vancouver or you just can't get them?

No, no, it's totally okay to like Russell Crowe. He's Austrailian! You can't not like the Aussies! They are intrisically cool even if slightly crazy. Plus, he's all kinds of awesome cute and in that Age of Sail movie with the adorable little blonde British kid.

Adding my two cents to say my little sister and I ADORED McKay and Mrs. Miller. She was in tears in the hugging scene towards the very end and then told me she is calling me from college next year and saying that to me.

2:48 PM  
Blogger KatieKittieKat said...

Aww - you can't exile poor Rufus from the gang, even if he has mutant paws. I like the pic of him - "the master of all he surveys".

My little cat is feeling rather self conscious as she had to get some of her coat shaved off because it got matted, but she's still sweet.

2:57 PM  
Blogger Erynn said...

Hey carp are actually pretty cool when you call them koi. Did you know they grow up to be dragons? Seriously.

At least, that's what they say in China.

If you need to keep the H to stay cool, just paste a photo of Hermiod on the inside of the loft door.

I'm with the person who said they missed Paul. I adore Carson. He's actually my favorite character (and yes, I know I shall now be lynched by all the Rodney fans), and I really wish Jeannie had met him onscreen.

Go! Write!

Why are you still here?

3:20 PM  
Blogger Emma said...

Had an equally busy weekend myself, and by busy I mean being vegged out on the beach watching the infamous Bognor Birdman Rally. (Now there's the definative of 'back in the day') So I have only just caught up with McKay and Mrs Miller...very good Miss Hewlett. Considering the episode was more technobabble than action, the dynamic between you and the rest of the cast worked really well...and it's always funny when McKay is taken down a peg or two....so well done.

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aurore said...
*subliminal message*youjustwantto cometoPegasus2withyourbrother/subliminal message*


Along with everyone else who has seen it, I loved McKay and Mrs Miller and hope to see Jeannie head back to Atlantis sooner rather than later.

And to ditto Aurore - I'd love to see you go to Pegasus 2 next year with David, it'd be a hoot to see you both on stage together. There's a thread on the Wolf message boards asking Bryan, the boss of Wolf Events, to ask you. Maybe you could take the bull by the horns and ask him if you could go? :D

Annie - unable to log in as for some reason it won't accept my password - I know it's right but the system just won't play nice. :(

3:33 PM  
Blogger mhera/lemonchicken said...

I've only seen random clips of Mckay and Mrs Miller from YouTube, but what i've seen has been great. You're a natural Kate!

You could keep PHARK if you wanted, since you are the leader of this band (arent you?), the H can stand for Hewlett. lol. Or, go with the previously mentioned idea of getting Rufus a friend. The running after (or away) from another cat might help his inactivity issue.

Hope the writing is going good!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Rike said...

The demise of PHARK.

Well, you can always claim that H is there in your(pl.) thoughts and therefore keep the name.

And the flirting with Hermiod, just don't let Elli Harvey (Dr. Novak) hear you. The way she's been telling it, she and Hermiod have a long and sordid affair going on. Or, from another point of view, Hermiod is quite the ladies man and you and Ellie need to band together against him. Either way, watch out for those naked, gray aliens.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Addie said...

I do not know about Russel Crowe, but I can tell you this: Do not (repeat, do not) watch E-Talk. No ammount of celebrity knowledge is worth watching Ben Mulroney over. Besides, how do you think we get our celebrity knowledge; while procrastinating on the internet, of course.

(it will now turn out that you and Ben are bestest friends, and you will be so insulted that you never *cough*procrastinate*cough* ...um, blog with us again).

4:11 PM  
Blogger Trialia said...

Dude! Flirt with Hermiod all you like, then I can pair Lindsey off with Elizabeth. *wicked grin*

4:17 PM  
Blogger Misty aka s_aurius said...

McKay and Mrs. Miller is now my 2nd favorte epi of SGA. (the 1st being Duet) You and David definitely made the show what it was. I look forward to seeing more of you on stargate!

I am sorry to hear about the demise of PHARK. Of all the other anagrams I think I like KRAP the best ;P

hmm. that doesn't sound quite right. oh well.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Ila said...

adoro i pomodori anch'io, mia nonna li coltiva nel suo orto e sanno proprio di pomodoro.
Ho visto l'episodio McKay and Mrs Miller e l'ho trovato adorabile, David aveva una luce particolare negli occhi, davvero eccezzionale. Magari se un giorno verrai in Italia ricordati dei pomodori di mia nonna.
Baci e Good night

5:14 PM  
Blogger mageknightterra said...

super! lol
i didn't see the episode but i saw some trailer and mini clip from the episode and i'm so looking forward to it. i hope it will go in the youtube.com so i can watch it with my twinsister and don't worry, we will buy the season when it will release in dvd. So long I just love your blogs. I've just inscribe and i feel more pleasant from the life. well, whatever but continue your good work and have a nice day.
jacinthe

5:16 PM  
Anonymous a zombie movie said...

Hullo. I'm Chrissy. I'm 19 from San Diego...
I wanted to say that I think your entries are super rad kinda like super mario world (because that's just the best ever)

and

the last scene of the episode made me all teary eyed. teary-ness is so not me. it was so awesomely emotional. it made me think of talking to my sister more and share all that sibling appreciation I've never shown before.

thanx for being way cool, too :D
you rock!

7:09 PM  
Blogger Willow Rosenburg said...

Hey Kate, loved your work in M&MM you did an amazing job. Just add my name to the list of those who want you to return as Jeannie er... Jeanie, do we have a spelling yet on that?

I loved Russ in "Proof"; back in the day, heehee yeah once you hit 30 you need a whole new vocabulary, "old school" is another one and "when I was your age"...

...it gets worse! lol! You have so much to look forward to.

7:26 PM  
Blogger strivaria said...

Aww, no more PHARK? You could try K-PAR or change PARK to PAR-K? Eh. Maybe not.

Yes, McKay and Mrs. Miller was most excellent, as I had expected. I love Gero's writing, especially when it comes to one McKay, so naturally two and then three would be even better. Congrats, ya did good! =)

Regarding Mr. Crowe... are we not supposed to like him? I know there was a phone throwing incident, but unless there's more than that, I'm certainly not put off by him.

7:35 PM  
Blogger Cazilie said...

Having seen scraps of M&MM, I bow in awe to your fantastic acting ability :D How did you not laugh in the 'Meredith' scene?!?

7:58 PM  
Blogger Linz said...

Mmmm Chimichangas... you made me hungry now!

As for the demise of PHARK, I agree with pasting a picture of Hermiod somewhere around or adopting a new friend for Rufus :) Expand the feline band!

8:12 PM  
Blogger Nightsister said...

You know, I think you should get rid of the "PHARK" altogether and just go with "Mrendan," because that's hilarious. It's so very emo. *nods knowingly*

BTW, I really like how Martin kept your vegetarianism and attributed that to your character. It's really too bad that fresh tomatoes probably don't ship very well, because I have a bunch of yellow heirlooms that ripened all at once and there's only so many I can eat before I can even stand to look at them!

8:13 PM  
Blogger Red Phoniex said...

shame about PHARK, maybe you can get another room mate and make sure they have the same letter.

LOVED McKay and Mrs Miller and i'm not just saying that. I was laughing the whole way through. My favourite ep so far. The writers will have to pull something really impressive next time to top that. Really hope you come back in the show and that we get to see some more of your work.

Red.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Elandria Lore said...

I know it's probably uncouth to admit this here but I just think that you're absolutely adorable and I love reading your entries and I hope you have just as much fun writing them as I do reading them. I do hope to see more of you on screen—especially with your brother because you two are ridiculously talented—but I enjoy the everyday exploits of PHARK (K-RAP? R-PAK?) as well.

Now go write. Seriously.
:)

8:54 PM  
Blogger Katie Meyer said...

And here's Kate Hewlett! Okay!
This is just so strange!

Yesterday I stumble across your brothers blog. And today I stumble across yours. Both totally on accident.
Right, boring story.

Moving on.

I thoroughly, and I mean thoroughly enjoyed McKay and Mrs. Miller. Just loved it! You were phenomenal!

And poor Russell Crowe. You show up smelling bad to one Sundance Film Fest and it all goes down from there...
I like him too.
:)

10:16 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Firstly, i just have to comment on the fact that you used "Chimichangas" which is what we had in the "Mexican" line at lunch today where I work.

And as far as Russel Crowe goes.. I dont believe any of what he's accused of. I love the name of his band though (Ordinary fear of God) and what his band used to be called. (30 Odd feet of Grunts) I'm not even sure I have listened to anything his band has done except what Jay Leno has on. (isnt that sad?)

10:43 PM  
Blogger lauren said...

Well. I don't have anything coherent to say, just that I am sitting here laughing rather loudly, but it sounds distorted and weird as I am ill and my voice is all croaky. If anyone was home, I'm sure they'd wonder what they creaky mutant laughing was.

12:09 AM  
Blogger Erynn said...

So did you write today?

I didn't. I got three books in the mail. And wireless.

I am doomed.

1:52 AM  
Anonymous Lexa said...

Rufus and the PAK?

2:11 AM  
Blogger Spacegirlnz said...

Kia Ora Kate!

I'm so glad you enjoyed M&MM. Do you find it weird watching yourself in a show? I know I did when I had to watch Drama performances, but that was only high school drama, and I'm not so good, so it's proly different...

You could keep Rufus in the band, and he could play... the keyboard? He could walk back and forth on the keys. I know my cat would be good at that :D Or you could train him to be a back up singer, and meow whenever you sing something :D

Oh, and the Russel Crowe thing... I think it's partly friendly banter between Australia and NZ. Whenever I chat to Aussies, well most of the time, the 3 things that come up the most are Rugby, Netball, and Russel Crowe, which is odd since the other 2 are sports.

Well, keep up the entertaining blog!

Luv from New Zealand.

7:19 AM  
Blogger windshieldbug said...

I haven't declawed my cat because he likes playing on the piano. I swear he is learning!

Glad you had a good weekend!

10:22 AM  
Blogger kittenz2006 said...

PHARK lives! You just need to be both the K and the H (at least for now). Of course, that would mean playing two instruments (I'd recommend kazoo and tambourine- I mean how hard can that be), but I definitely see musicial talent there. Dashing Rufus' dream of superstardom is a fate too cruel to contemplate.
Is he still doing his "laser-cize"?
Your tummy issues are a worry though and without trying to sound like your Mother (agewise biologically possible if really unlikely); perhaps you should look into hypnosis or biofeedback to help control the situation.
A close friend (a healthy relationship based on insults and other verbal abuse) was suffering from both acid reflux and ulcers and on daily meds when her yoga instructor advised hypnotherapy. It's been a year and a bit(I think) and now she's off the "little purple pill" and only occasionally takes her other meds.
M&MM was brilliant, congratulations. I promise the only thing I could accomplish with any of my brothers is a screaming match.
Finally, how goes the play? and are you going to anything at TIFF?L

10:36 AM  
Blogger Dieu toute puissante!! said...

I have a question: " Kate , do you read comments???" I hope that you read not all comments ..... You are not crazy . Do you want to kill your eyes?? A computer can kill them!! lol
It's very important to have eyes because their are in contact with you stomac and if you want to eat .... you understand ...:p
Sorry for this comments. I had to wrote a comment in english because of my friend (Celin le vaurien) . She is my dictionnary because if there are many mistakes , You can shot her..Mdr
Bye...I'm so tired to have wroten in english....I want to sleep !!!!:p
Momo

2:51 PM  
Anonymous Sue said...

I read your whole Blog today and so I decided to comment it, even though I'm not sure, if you read all your comments, because there are so many of them ;)
I watched McKay and Mrs. Miller last Saturday and I adored it! You're awesome =)

Greetings from Germany!

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Scott said...

Well, you can always pretend that you are on WKRP, if you can find a W there somewhere, but then I digress.

And I now have a new favorite commercial, it seems to be a Scotiabank ad, but I keep waiting for someone to ask about jal-ap-eno peppers.

hmmmmmmm

8:30 PM  
Blogger b said...

get m to move in? then you could be KRAMP...

10:41 PM  
Anonymous Dusty said...

Hey,

short time reader first time commenter, and an Aussie from down her in horrible hot Oz. As for Russell Crowe its your choice if you like him or not.. ever since the phone incident his popularity sure died down. Loved McKay and Mrs Miller was a great Angsty episode really inspirational, i even made up with my own brother after watching it.(he lives in the next room and the only talking we do is through msn or fist fights.)
Anyways any writing tips for very young wanna be screen play writers?
*hugs*
Dusty (Sarah)

3:42 AM  
Blogger Chrystalline said...

Didn't you know? Cats play DRUMS. Wyberd has recently taken up the habit of drumming on my head when he decides he's had enough snuggling for the moment. Fortunately, he usually remembers not to use his claws (agree with you there - places that require residents to declaw their cats make *me* hiss)

Of course, the idea of calling yourselves K-PAR makes me giggle. The Great Muppet K-PAR...

Anyway. M&MM: Fantastic! The whole family enjoyed it, and that's saying something.

Dad informed me a couple months ago that he wasn't going to watch Atlantis anymore because the Wraith were too scary (me: o_O)
Mom doesn't care much about watching scifi shows one way or another. She likes House.
Brother actively dislikes Stargate TV-verse due to inconsistencies and scientific inaccuracies. He's in bio-engineering...

All four of us sat around the TV laughing - it was great. Can't wait for another one with Jeannie McKay Miller!

Oh, and RE: Russell Crowe, you can get a good overview of his public tantrums here.

:: crosses fingers & hopes the link tags work better than the bold/italic tags ::

3:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'Ello Kate!

I just wanted to say that I saw you on tv today... the Scotiabank commercial. I don't really have a point. Just thought it would make you happy to know that someone out in southeast B.C pointed wildly at the tv, half screaming, "Kates on tv!!"

McKay and Mrs Miller was brilliant. Please come back and do another episode if you have the chance.

:D

~Jennifer

4:00 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Being Dutch means that they've only just started showing Season 1 of Atlantis on TV and only having that Season 1 available on DVD, too. Can't for Season 2 to come out!!

Rufus on the standup bass gave me a wonderful mental image *grins* Of course, being declawed, he'd be a good percussionist too....

4:43 AM  
Blogger M said...

Oh no! No more Phark! You can't drop Rufus...

I recently nicknamed my group (a bunch of friends I hang out with) MAJIK... ok, I didn't come up with that - I actually had something lame like Jamik but it was "I" who suggested rearranging the letters.

Good ol' Rusty... hmm, he's a good actor but I never know what to make of his "antics". Though I heard that he's now a nice guy.

Did you know that his cousin is a famous ex-cricketer - who used to be the captain of the New Zealand cricket team? Back in the old days (ie before Hollywood), good old Rusty was known as Martin Crowe's cousin. :)

I"m great at procrastinating - especially when I have to study.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed the SGA ep. I honestly never thought that I'd like it so much but I just loved the interactions of all the characters involved. And the little girl who played "Madi" was so cute :D

Take care! :)

8:16 AM  
Blogger 102pounds said...

You were amazing and beatiful in McKay and Mrs. Miller, the relationship between you and your brother seemed real, althought the age diffenrece may make him more soft and caring that the episode showed.

Are you the youngest?

Chimichangas rocks!!!

9:40 AM  
Blogger Carolann said...

Ah, I remember the days of musicals and plays in high school. While I was there, my school did "The Pirates of Penzance", "Bye Bye Birdie", "Something Happened on the Way to the Forum", and "The Mikdado". I actually got to wear prosthetic makeup for "The Mikado", too, fake eye-lids to make us all look Asian. Sometimes I wish I had become an actress instead of a software engineer, but I think I'm better with computers than with audiences. I love to sing, though. I don't know what I'd do if I hadn't joined a choir. Does David sing? ;)

11:31 AM  
Blogger ArOhBeWyEn said...

No more PHARK? But...but...well, you could always be RAPK. Hard to pronounce, but totally worth it, don't you think? Though you could always go with KRAP for the funny-factor.

Procrastination is how we work through life. It's only when the actual procrastination turns into real work that we decide to forego that particular form of procrastination.

I don't like tomatoes, actually. My mother believes that this is a major sign of my insanity.

McKay and Mrs. Miller ranks as my favorite episode of the season. You were just fantastic (and maybe should play Jeannie [I'd originally written that as Kate. Clearly this cold I've got is influencing what I type.] all the time. Or at least as a recurring character), and your interaction was great with David. Though I must ask, was it incredibly fun for you to call him Meredith?

Yes, this is a long post. And mine is a long comment, as well. Should probably stop rambling soon.

Heh. I have a friend who's a maniac about Russell Crowe. Can't say I really care either way, but I have no reason to dislike him.

Good luck with the procrastination. Or writing. Whichever one you decide to go with.

1:26 PM  
Blogger csillamichelle said...

They taste like the inside of a cucumber from 1986, injected with red food colouring

wow, that is definitly special lol. i can almost taste that description! ha!

and i think KRAP would be excellent ;)

3:22 PM  
Blogger Patricia said...

Hmmm, the cat ... and the fiddle?

Blogging is writing. In fact, it's PUBLISHED writing, like the New York Times Bestseller List published writing, only it's on the Internet and no one is paying you. Minor differences, trivial really.

As long as we're trying to influence your life, I'm for M moving in. I mean, who can upload a photo like M? Who else can give you a KRAMP? And, M, she's not getting any younger, man. How may wine-drinkin, ulcerous vegetarians with an obese cat, a loft and a built-in fan base do you think you're gonna find? Do you want to lose this woman to some phone-tossin' Aussie who looks great in a gladiator outfit? Cause I'm afraid that's what I'm seeing here.

12:29 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

That is an insanely cute photo of Rufus. Am terribly jealous. (in a nice way)

I had a bad case of the Russell Crowe flu when it was first going around, and I still am very fond of him, despite the whole hitting-people-in-the-face-with-phones thing.

Btw - loved M&MM. Do you have television ambitions? Because I think you could absolutely carry a series. And I'm not just saying that.

10:53 AM  
Blogger Minder said...

Well Kate

I have to say that you appear to be MUCH better than your brother at understanding this Blog thing.

David if you read this, it means WEB LOG. Its kind of like a Diary that the world can read, and you have to write in it once in a while.

Im just KIDDING! (I just got a Flame, and I haven’t even hit post yet) ;)

Seriously though, A buddy of mine taped Mckay and Mrs Miller, and sent it up to me here in Canada. (He tapes all of the shows for me) and I LOVED it! Kate, you and David play off of each other quite well. Grats!

12:53 PM  
Blogger C said...

Aloha Kate!

Perhaps after H leaves, Rufus will decide that he wants to be a star. And, with an imperious wave of his little paw, he will rename the band "Rufus and KAP's Loft."
Your first single can be "LOWER CASE IS FOR LOONIES."

On a less silly note, "McKay and Mrs. Miller" was excellent and your final scene was quite touching. I hope we get to see more of Jeannie. (Once the intergalactic gate network is set up, of course.) 'Til then, I suppose we will just have to be content with your utterly charming blog. :)

6:54 PM  
Blogger Brynnydd said...

I have to say, I actualy like KARP. Yes, it is not the sexiest of acronyms but it is certainly memorable. Maybe a nice picture of a bugged eyed fish staring at Rufus through a fish bowl for a logo.

4:22 AM  
Anonymous Connie said...

Garden fresh tomatoes are the only way to go. That, or Hot House ones. I used to have this terrible aversion to tomatoes, but lately I've come over to the dark side.

eTalk Daily is EVIL. Actually, Ben Mulroney is EVIL, and therefore, eTalk Daily is EVIL. But enough about that...

Mckay and Mrs. Miller was amazing. You were fantastic, and I pray that they bring Jeannie back because, although he may be YOUR BROTHER (and as the youngest child in a family of three, I know how hard it is to say that you actually like your siblings AND get along with them), you two do work SO well off each other.

I'm SO ready for "ALL HEWLETTS, ALL THE TIME" on Atlantis. :)

P.S. Don't feel bad about procrastinating. It's fun and the cool thing to do.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Kath said...

Would P(H)ARK perhaps work? That way H still retains honorary status.

I don't care what the masses say: I still like Russell Crowe. His main crime seems to be not being afraid to be a jerk in public. I find it refreshing. (That and he's still a bit of a hottie!)

7:23 PM  

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