Life is weird, isn’t it? Today I fed William Shatner, Max Headroom (aka Matt Frewer), and Tia Carrere, all at the same time. They sat around a table in the gold room at the Calgary Comic Expo and chatted (about the Vancouver hockey riots, mostly) like something out of a bizarre dream. I fully kept expecting to look down and be wearing no pants.
Later, Jonathan Frakes, Felicia Day (who was totally lovely, and raving about her morning visit to Jelly Modern!), Adrienne Barbeau, Doug Bradley and Elvira – I can’t list them all, but there were about thirty in total comic/space/horror celebs and agents, mostly from LA.
Tia had requested split pea soup. I wasn’t fully confident of my split pea soup-making abilities, but Wade, who swept in and was my cooking-for-the-stars wingman, picked up a couple of ham hocks while we were out of town, which made it easy. I half improved, half followed a recipe from Bon Appétit, and it worked. Everyone liked it. Also, they were just happy to not be stuck in a green room with hot dogs and Doritos.
Especially when they saw the white cheddar biscuits to go with.
Sadly, no cameras in the room meant I couldn’t properly document this crazy dream.
I’m still prepping for tomorrow – leg of lamb and naan and falafel, quinoa spinach salad, marinated asparagus, and more roasted plum cheesecakes in jars. (Small – 125 mL – lidded jars make them good to go, when you need a portable snack while signing autographs.) The dregs of pea soup made an effortless, if late-night, dinner.