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26 March 2009 @ 05:24 pm

We stopped and got a little (although larger than I expected) greenhouse today, and now the chives and coriander have been transplanted into peat pots and put into the greenhouse. Coriander seedlings smell just like coriander. That would be nicer if I liked it. :) But we sure have a lot of it, and I suspect that more rather than less will survive the transplanting. I’m a little less certain of the chives, but we’ll see. I left the basil and parsley alone because they don’t look anywhere near studly enough to survive a transplant.

We’re off to Dublin for P-Con, come the morning. My schedule is as follows:

10:00 Sat - Room 2 - Fantasy Quests: Why bother?
What makes characters in a fantasy novel want to go on an adventure? Why not just stay at home?

16:00 Sat - Room 2 - High Priests and Priestesses of Love
A panel of self-appointed experts on romantic matters will give advice to the needy (nerdy); during the con, people can anonymously submit their questions on matters of love and romance which the panel can then deal with from an sf viewpoint. Humourous solutions and advice will be the most fertile!

11:00 Sun - Room 1 - Illustrating illustration
A panel/workshop/discussion on illustration, comic book and otherwise. Flip charts available for taking flights of sketchiness.

15:00 Sun - Room 1 - Pictionary
Two teams of guests strive to out-draw their opponents in what has become something of a traditional battle for P-Con.

16:00 Sun - Room 1 - Mutiny on the Phoenix
An open forum panel for guests to recount interesting/amusing incidents experienced in their life as a writer. (Modelled on the pirate hijacking of a panel at Mecon in 2007.)

I’m also going to be doing a “meet the author” session sometime during the weekend, during which time I expect to have copies of my books (but not, sadly, the comics) for people to buy. Er, it’s rather short notice, but if there’s anything anybody’s specifically after leave me a note here and I’ll make sure to keep a copy on hand for you. Oh, and I have the final WALKING DEAD manuscript sitting here. Think I should bring it to auction it off for the con’s fundraiser?

It’s going to be a lovely weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing people.

miles to Minas Tirith: 140.5

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: lethargiclethargic
Beshterbeshter on March 26th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
So far the only thing I eat Coriander in is Mexican food. Otherwise I don't really have much of a use for it. It does smell lovely though. And I tend to confuse it all of the time with Italian Parseley, which I do use quite often.

Yeah...don't taste the same.
Brian: Horrible: Geniuslogrusboy on March 26th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
It's not coriander when it's in Mexican food; it's then properly called cilantro. Ask any Mexican and they'll tell you. Except maybe a chef. Chefs are weird.

But no matter what you call it, it's nasty. :(
Beshterbeshter on March 26th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
That's true....and you are right. Brain not functioning this morning, afternoon....hmmm, lost track of time.

No matter what, I don't use it in anything that isn't cilantro form, and isn't in Mexican food.
Brianlogrusboy on March 26th, 2009 08:30 pm (UTC)
So I guess that means I can only count on you for half-hearted support for my campaign to ban the stuff?
Beshterbeshter on March 26th, 2009 08:35 pm (UTC)
LOL Only half hearted, I like cilantro on my bad, East Los Angeles, dubious Mexican tacos. It covers the taste of the mystery meat.
Brianlogrusboy on March 26th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
East L.A. tacos? You're braver than I am. But that does make us practically neighbors! From a global perspective, that is. Sitting on the 101, it doesn't feel so close.

I suppose I can accept that whole mask the mystery meat thing. Someone else's back can be first against the wall when the revolution comes.

Any chance of signing you up for my "Yo! Southern California! There is such a thing as *NON*-sourdough bread!" campaign? :)
Beshterbeshter on March 26th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
He he he, we are neighbors, practically, I live off the 210! I work off the 101 though, by Universal.

And I love East LA tacos...so tasty.

And while I adore Sourdough, yes, I like eating other types of bread, so perhaps I could sign up for that campaign.
Brianlogrusboy on March 26th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! An ally! Huzzah!
Alix (Tersa): Toast---silly tongue (tersa)tersa on March 26th, 2009 05:44 pm (UTC)
I wanna go to a Con that you're at again. I'll be your lackey!
Natural20natural20 on March 26th, 2009 05:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I have the final WALKING DEAD manuscript sitting here. Think I should bring it to auction it off for the con’s fundraiser?

No, no you shouldn't. 'Cos I'd have to spend money and stuff. :)
kitmizkit on March 26th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
*packs it* :)
suzanne mcleodsuzannemcleod on March 26th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Hope you have a great time and I'm sorry not to be there this year :( I really enjoyed last year's, especially meeting the GoH :-)Oh, well maybe next year (and have you thought about trying to come to Fantasycon again, in Sept?)
kitmizkit on March 26th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I've certainly thought about it. We'll see how finances are, as usual. @.@ It's sad you won't be here this year! Sniffle! :)
Brian: evil kitty laughlogrusboy on March 26th, 2009 06:55 pm (UTC)
16:00 Sat - Room 2 - High Priests and Priestesses of Love

Dude, this so screams "Video on YouTube". Someone has got to make it happen. Just sayin'....
Randomnessr_ness on March 26th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
Coriander seedlings smell just like coriander. That would be nicer if I liked it. :)

I understand. Can't stand it, myself.
Charlotte: mine!claddagh812 on March 26th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear. If I were going to be there, I'd have to either outbid everyone for that manuscript or stalk and rob whoever wins it. Would the police at least let me keep and read it while serving my sentence? That might be worth it...
Andrea Blytheblythe025 on March 26th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
Sounds like so much fun. I wish I had it to spontaineously hope on a plane over the big blue ocean just for the sake of playing pictionary with other writers. Oh, an meeting you, of course. That would be cool.
Kevenn: Diana Prince You Don't Saykevenn on March 26th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
Chives. I bought chives for the first time in my life last week. I wasn't even sure exactly what they were. Apparently, chives are meant to be in my life now. LOL