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Last night, on my calendar, was the last night of calm before ZOMGWTFBBQPantheacon--[livejournal.com profile] dpaxson and I opted to postphone rehearsing our parts for the Odin Ritual we (and [livejournal.com profile] hilarypoet, [livejournal.com profile] trogula, [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] seasword's flight has been thrice-cancelled, [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] 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 [livejournal.com profile] dpaxson's slow cooker, then pick Elisheva up from the airport (YAY!).

Tomorrow-night, Hrafnar's Disablót.

Thursday: not only Elisheva, but also [livejournal.com profile] erynn999, as [livejournal.com profile] countgeiger does The Sensible Thing and goes to the Con a day early to set up as part of His Staffly Duties. The rehearsal [livejournal.com profile] 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. [livejournal.com profile] dpaxson and [livejournal.com profile] lwood fall down, go boom.

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

Saturday: [livejournal.com profile] dpaxson's birthday!

Sunday: Funeral for a friend.

Monday: [livejournal.com profile] 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...

Date: 2010-02-09 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] evilwenchesinc.livejournal.com
Save any leftover mead as ice cubes for future sauces!

Date: 2010-02-09 10:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lwood.livejournal.com
Alas! I cannot! I only had one sixteen-ounce bottle, and that was exactly enough to bathe the two pork shoulders.

-- Lorrie

Date: 2010-02-09 10:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shantak.livejournal.com
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!

-Shanta

Date: 2010-02-09 10:50 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-02-09 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] freydis.livejournal.com
I have a vidalia onion mead. Oh, yes I do.

Date: 2010-02-10 02:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lwood.livejournal.com
Well, then, there are now only two bottles intact in the Known Universe...

-- Lorrie

Date: 2010-02-10 02:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ivy
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.

Date: 2010-02-10 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lwood.livejournal.com
I have to think that the daily stratetactical briefings at Valhöll are more complicated thatn Pantheacon, but only just. ;)

-- Lorrie

Seems you're a

Date: 2010-02-10 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] illuviel.livejournal.com
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.

Felicitations!

Also: Vidalia mead? Really. Interest piqued.

Re: Seems you're a

Date: 2010-02-10 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lwood.livejournal.com
I think I'll have a stash of Emergen-C in the room for just this reason. Whee!

Yes, Vidalia onion mead. [livejournal.com profile] 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

Date: 2010-02-10 02:20 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] illuviel.livejournal.com
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.

Date: 2010-02-10 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lwood.livejournal.com
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

Date: 2010-02-10 02:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonhearth.livejournal.com
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

Date: 2010-02-10 02:45 am (UTC)

Date: 2010-02-23 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] weofodthignen.livejournal.com
Gleep? I thought you did have a job?

M
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