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Lorrie [userpic]
HALP! It's February!

Last night, on my calendar, was the last night of calm before ZOMGWTFBBQPantheacon--dpaxson and I opted to postphone rehearsing our parts for the Odin Ritual we (and hilarypoet, trogula, bearfairie, and more!) are doing Sunday morning in favor of reading to one another, aloud, from The Curse of Chalion which, while a fantasy novel, is one of our favorite books to recommend to the chronically god-bothered.

We stand by our decision. *grin*

In the meantime, this is why I probably won't have seen whatever deathless prose you approach me with for the next nine days:

Today, I start pre-cooking for Wednesday--with the complication that, as seasword's flight has been thrice-cancelled, auntiematter will not be here to cook or attend. In her honor, I'm-a cooking red cabbage, although I am coin-flip ambivalent about whether it ought to be Danish style as seen at California kitschy cult classic restaurant Pea Soup Andersen's (special star ingredient: pomegranate jelly*!) or German style (special star ingredients: apple and bacon!). Also, I have this pork shoulder and this bottle of dr_beowulf's Vidalia Onion Mead (one of only two still known to exist) and they're a-gonna get funky overnight, oh yes.

Tonight is trance class, although with P-con prep reaching a fever pitch, we're not sure how many will actually show up.

Tomorrow-day, I will start a batch of barley in dpaxson's slow cooker, then pick Elisheva up from the airport (YAY!).

Tomorrow-night, Hrafnar's Disablót.

Thursday: not only Elisheva, but also erynn999, as countgeiger does The Sensible Thing and goes to the Con a day early to set up as part of His Staffly Duties. The rehearsal dpaxson and I put off to read to each other will probably happen here instead.

Friday through Monday: PANTHEACON!

Tuesday: The sun will rise. The hobbits will rise somewhat later. A car will leave the Bay Area for an Overnight Jaunt to an Undisclosed Location.

Wednesday: That same car will return.

Thursday: The visitors leave. dpaxson and lwood fall down, go boom.

Friday: If I had a job, I would be calling in dead.

Saturday: dpaxson's birthday!

Sunday: Funeral for a friend.

Monday: countgeiger's Birthday!

And that's the lot--holy cats! I have to go to the store!

-- Lorrie (zoooooom!)

* - We had this at the restaurant and quite liked it--it was the last straw that finally talked me into buying their cookbook, which isn't just "food from the restaurant", but also contributions from the Solvang/Buellton community, so there's not only contributions from all over Scandinavia and Contintental Europe, but also Mexican--and a frybread. It wanted but for a couple Chumash recipes to be a proper Santa Ynez Valley(Danehold) culinary trifecta. However, the waitress at the restaurant sheepishly admitted that the pomegranate jelly (which woulda been local not long ago) had been replaced, at the restaurant, by grape. Concord, from the taste. Rest assured, it won't have that on my watch...

Current Mood: busybusy

Save any leftover mead as ice cubes for future sauces!

Alas! I cannot! I only had one sixteen-ounce bottle, and that was exactly enough to bathe the two pork shoulders.

-- Lorrie

I must say, I will enjoy being able to be a part of these festivities and not apart from them.

Especially teh cooking.

See you in a couple of days!


I have a vidalia onion mead. Oh, yes I do.

Well, then, there are now only two bottles intact in the Known Universe...

-- Lorrie

Holy crap, that's a lot. Best of luck with it all! You'd think you'd just get to hang on a tree for nine days and nights rather than Schedulezilla.

I have to think that the daily stratetactical briefings at Valhöll are more complicated thatn Pantheacon, but only just. ;)

-- Lorrie

Seems you're a

Bisy, bisy backson these days, in wonderful ways. Enjoy, and don't get too con-crudded (or at all con-crudded, better!) to enjoy the Count's birthday.


Also: Vidalia mead? Really. Interest piqued.

Re: Seems you're a

I think I'll have a stash of Emergen-C in the room for just this reason. Whee!

Yes, Vidalia onion mead. dr_beowulf thought it would be good drinkin' mead, and it isn't, really, but it's a killer pork marinade, by all accounts. As Freyja is one of the ladies we'll be honoring Wednesday, it seemed a good time to roll that out...

-- Lorrie

And thank you for the book recommendation. I'd read "Paladin of Souls" and liked it, and had forgotten to seek out the rest of the series of which it seemed to be a part.

Oh! Here's the publication order--each of the books will involve a separate one of the Five:

The Curse of Chalion, for the Daughter of Spring
Paladin of Souls, which involves a few of the minor characters of the first book and is set a couple years later, and is for the Bastard.
The Hallowed Hunt, which is in another country, although time relative to the other two isn't stated, and deals with not only the Son of Autumn, but a peculiar way of dealing with fetches--I didn't like it as much.

That leaves, of course, the Mother and the Father. For the Father, I dearly hope she finds a way to write about the Golden General, Lion of Roknar--but given that she definitely has a warm spot in her heart for the Bastard, I wonder if she'll ever be able to write from a Quadrene point of view.

However, she's put this series down for awhile to focus on The Wide Green World, which is more romance than either fantasy or sci-fi, as well as the Vorkosigan book she damn near promised Jim Baen on his deathbed.

-- Lorrie

See you at Pantheacon!! We are driving up on Thursday. I need to finally figure out what I'm bringing. and find my digital camera, too. UGH

Gleep? I thought you did have a job?

no laptop currently - no catching up at work