Saturday, October 9, 2010

Did I Mention Ireland?

Morning! Lots to cover here and not much time, In fact I am going to Blog while doing four or five other things, so keep up. Or get culled from the pack.

I'm leaving for Ireland in the morning. For my first Holiday in, hmm. Let's go with a very long time. (Don't start in on the Evils of My Boss and how he doesn't let me go anywhere, he's all for it, when ever I want a Holiday, things just get busy, you know, and I forget about such things)

Doesn't this all sound nice? I am using my Writing Filter to put it all down, where the thoughts happen, enter the Filter and flow to my hands, and are typed up here, each word a pearl, and in the right order.

Let's try it with the Filter removed, straight from my Brain:

"Ack Ireland cool must write Fiends need Plan for Holiday fly small plane oh no bad idea what have I done New York Hotel tomorrow Kitty Wedding train where dog meds walk Plan Bengals desk papers file claim email gad oops need hotel la meetings talk to guy set up book 10 new messages stop hate blinking blackberry light need pants oops don't call them pants trousers in Ireland going Ireland help need assistant and dalek bag like Boss hope they like me"

See? Kid you not.

So the Plan for tomorrow and no, I can't tell you how I got myself into this is, for my Doctor to fly me in his little plane to the airport, to catch my Big Plane for Ireland. Seems easier than driving. (Flying out of a little airport to Chicago rather than Minneapolis, which was kind of farther away, but the price dropped insanely.)

I hate little planes. In fact, when this Doctor offers to fly Boss anywhere, I throw what can only be described as a Hissy Fit, complete with stomping feet and screaming. But this entire adventure feels a bit like stepping off a cliff anyway, so may as well start as we mean to go on.

Then I go to Ireland. Louisa who owns Raven Books in Dublin, has been helping me. (Small word, she's taking care of EVERYTHING) the Octocon people have been wonderful, I have SO many people all saying come, be with us here, including my own little Spirit Guide from Twitter whose name I can't remember who has offered to be my TOTAL tour guide in the days leading up to the Con. I am meeting up with Fiends Marjorie, Nathilie, Hellie. (The letter I meant to send you all was confirming breakfast Monday week and then suggesting doing, er, stuff. Cool?)

I am no longer worried about clothes. One gets a belt for the pants (STOP calling them Pants, pants there are Panties. This will be important.) And I bought SOCKS, tall ones. It's Ireland. They have clothes there. People will lend you clothes. It will work.

The important things to remember now are things like cords for the camera, so you can see lots of pictures of me bopping about (Hopefully with TROUSERS on) and the right Plug things so I can use my Computer.

I am staying at the Con hotel the entire time. (That's enough info, if you want to stalk me, do your homework)

Looking at my ME notes, as opposed to WORK notes, for the day, I see I also need: Shoes, Cord ack, moist, Octokitty, NOTb fr write and Glamour Magazine (that one I know, they mention Naptown Roller Derby Team this month!) Shower (yes, I do write that down, trust me) and Hot Tub Scale (For Ireland?)

Love and Ireland,
Lorraine

150 Comments:

At 11:43 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Staying at same hotel so I SHALL stalk you (which make you sound a bit like a flower but, hey, why not?).

Bring your bee seal to sign off cool stuff for fans: I have three long sticks of purple sealing wax for you in my bag already.

You are flying directly to Ireland? But what about Kitty's wedding? Or is that in Ireland too?

At 11:44 Blogger dabbler said...

Hugs and hugs and hugs. It will be fabulous, as you are, and many things will take care of themselves.
I do all that stuff in my head before traveling (you should hear me about HOTR, well, maybe not, no one should.)

Just go have fun, in the way you know how to do. And come back and tell us all about it.

At 11:49 Blogger AletaMay said...

So Exciting.

At 11:51 Blogger Linda said...

SO excited about your big adventure!

Yes. They have most anything you may forget to take with you. Yes. The clothing thing also works out (even if you buy cool trousers on you trip that FIT)

Have fun! Post lots of pics! Take us all with you!

At 11:57 Blogger One Sock Short said...

The sans-filter part sounds very familiar. You would think, since I mostly only travel for conferences, that I'd have the getting ready part down pat. But I don't.

Wow, this is going to be exciting.

At 11:58 Blogger Jess said...

It seems to me that by Hot Tub Scale you do not mean something you use to weigh your hot tub. Because why on earth would you do that? Nor would you weigh yourself on a scale in the hot tub, seeing as water would displace the weight to a certain extent, thereby skewing the results, and you are all about Truth. Therefore I can only surmise that your hot tub needs scaling, or de-scaling, as it were. Ewww!

And what a thing to have to do before you go. It's like every time we go abroad: I get all frenzied about making sure the shed's repainted, the carpets polished, that you could eat off the toilet, etc. Ordinarily I don't. It's just the sort of thing that seems necessary when one Goes Away.

A glorious adventure! You in a purple velvet cloak, riding pony down a green hill in the morning mist! Playing the Uileann pipes! \o/

Buy TROUSERS if you need or want or like them. PANTS are important, though. You can never take too many pants.

Call your credit card company and let them know you will be on a trip to Ireland, if you haven't yet. That's fairly important. Do not risk your card access being cut off.

Safe journey, Medeadly! You will have lots of fun. Yay! Wave to Britain for Mr. Jess and myself. Tell it we'll see it at Christmas.

At 11:58 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I don't mind you stalking me, Nathilie. Kind of like that idea, really.

Sadly, I am missing Kitty's wedding. And Big Johnnie's. And the Dressage Event that I helped my Trainer work out her routine for.

(Also DRESSED her, in addition to her whip and tall black boots, she now will be wearing leather pants, leather corset, flowing white shirt and a top hat. WIN!)

(I want to be her)

At 12:03 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Hey! I did call the card company (well, actually my personal banker had her assistant to do. Yeah. Some parts of me are spoiled)

I got travelers check, cash. I got a PASSPORT. I made copies of my entire wallet.

Those ducks are all in a row.

The hot tub doesn't need descaling, I think I just wanted to hot tub tonight, and weigh myself tomorrow.

And it may be TMI but I don't much wear, er, PANTS.

At 12:08 Blogger Lioness said...

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At 12:10 Blogger Lioness said...

Have a wonderful wonderful time. Remember to demand the same service for you that you do for your Boss.

At 12:12 Blogger Marjorie said...

I am planning to stalk you & Nathalie & Hellie, which as we'll all be in the same hotel shouldn't be too difficult, which is good, as my stalking abilities are sadly lacking. I'm gonna stalk Louisa anytime she's around, too.

Breakfast Monday sounds good - I would also muchly appreciate your assistance in celebrating my birthday on Friday. Maybe your Spirit Guide can suggest somewhere good to eat?

I admit, I love the thought of a little plane, but if you don't then I deeply admire your 'jump off a cliff' attitude.

I'd intended to go shopping today - I need a couple of things for Ireland, but had a really crappy day at work yesterday, got very stressed, didn't sleep & have been zombified all day today, so no shopping. Still, what the hell. I once spent a week in Barcelona with no luggage at all.

BTW did you know Cheryl Morgan will be there too? I know she's avfriend of Boss's, not sure how well you know her.

Five more sleeps till Fiends-In-Dublin!

At 12:14 Blogger Chantrelle said...

I have nothing much to add except I laughed out loud for much of this post. I love you Lorraine!!! Have a wonderful trip!!

At 12:25 OpenID masterbillybones said...

You deserve this wonderful trip, but I bet around here it will feel like one of nature's forces has gone missing the minute your plane's wheel lift off.

At 12:26 Blogger Jess said...

Ah! Not Hot Tub Scale but Hot Tub, Scale

No pants?! That's Scotland, silly!

At 12:31 Blogger Marjorie said...

No pants does mean that the 'no trousers falling down' plan is especially important )

At 12:38 Blogger LihuaEmilyP said...

So amazing, so wonderful, have THE most incredible time EVER.

At 12:52 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

VERY important. If I had cute undies it wouldn't matter.

At 12:54 Blogger Jess said...

This calls for more than belt. Suspenders! Sparkly red ones. (And by "suspenders" I mean "braces". Say "braces".)

At 12:58 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Braces. Only purple.

At 13:03 Blogger Jess said...

Yes. Of course. Purple. Quite so.

At 13:09 Blogger LihuaEmilyP said...

Yes, purple would work better. Still sparkly, Quiche, that has to happen, okay?

At 13:15 Blogger Marjorie said...

Purple with skulls.
Like these only purple.

At 13:50 Blogger v said...

should you consider having a personal assistant (hey, if Rachel Zoe's assistant gets one, so should you!) you'd have a ton of eager applicants!

At 14:13 Blogger Phiala said...

Sitting in Boston Logan airport, waiting for my first flight home (already taken trips on ferry and bus today)(have two flights to get home).

Slightly incoherent - I may have been up drinking with Elizabeth Bear until 4am. It's all a little fuzzy. Well, she isn't, but hopefully you knew what I meant.

Since I have no brain for anything useful and another two hours to waste^H^H^H^H^H do things, I'm going to sort my photos next. I took lots! All will go on Flickr; some may be twittered, and one is likely to show up in Locus next month (!!!). One with me in, taken on my camera but not by me, that is. Apparently doing this sort of thing makes one potentially big-league, and therefore worthy of a group shot in Locus. (!!!)

At 14:22 Blogger Jane said...

Sounds like my pre-trip chipmunk-on-the-wheel brain. And as I zip the last suitcase (after much angst) it all goes away and is just fun. Good luck in your travels!

At 14:22 Blogger LihuaEmilyP said...

Phiala, that's marvelous. You should post a little to Facebook!

At 14:43 Blogger Phiala said...

It wasn't all alcohol and photographs! (That's my suitemate.)

At 15:02 Blogger DataGoddess said...

Not having enough brain to leave a coherent thought, I do hope you enjoy your time there, Ms. Medeadly!

At 15:14 Blogger Vinity said...

Bless your heart!! It sounds exciting. Oh, take duct tape, just a small roll.

Why is it anytime you plan something ALL other plans by friends will be made for the same day?

I hope your instructor puts a vid up. I wanna see. The outfit sounds fabulous {hee}

Y'all are gonna have a blast! Have fun.

At 15:35 Blogger Marjorie said...

Duct tape?
That's not going to make customs think you might be planning a little light kidnapping?

At 15:37 Blogger Marjorie said...

Phiala, I am definitely looking forward to hearing/seeing more, if you have time & energy to post at some point.

At 16:23 Blogger Yoopergurl said...

Hope you have the greatest time in Ireland! Well deserved :)

At 16:51 Blogger gaypet said...

Wow!! Have fun!! Can't wait to hear stories and see pictures.

At 18:03 Blogger eclipsis said...

Wheee! I'll be flying (on a semi-small plane) from little ol' Alabama to Atlanta, and on a definitely-not-tiny plane to Dublin, on Thursday.

Will be in Ireland till the 26th...would love to buy you a drink or meet you for tea (isn't that the thing to do?) one day...! Even if you aren't wearing pants. BUT--wear TROUSERS, as the weather looks a bit chilly.

At 18:47 Blogger BR said...

Please let us know Doctor Dan has transported you safely to Rochester

At 18:56 Blogger Vinity said...

Marjorie~ Duct tape will go thru customs. My hubby refused to let me bring it on our first Scotland trip and we spent hours in a small Scot town trying to find some duct tape the piece of Brit car bumper my hubby broke off. After that he doesn't complain. I've gone to UK and Euro several times with it now.

However, if you SHOULD decide to kidnap someone it does come in handy :)

At 19:07 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Where to start...

Phiala - like WOW woman!

I'm so envious, you are all going to have an awesome time in Ireland.

Marjorie, you've given me a serious case of want for those braces, very very call.

Happy flying Lorraine.

At 19:37 Blogger Jess said...

Hardware shops in Britain sell duct tape. I know because I had some when I lived there. If Ireland does not have duct tape, I will eat my hat. And I don't wear a hat. I'll get a hat specially, just for eating.

Phiala! Glad ou had a great time. Tell tell tell. I want to hear it all.

Have fun, you girls at the hotel in Dublin. (Dublin, is it?) Hug each other for me. Tell Marjorie I still have her poster. :D

At 20:46 Blogger Dragonsally said...

uh oh, watch out for the avalanche after Boss blogged about you Quiche. He put tears in my eyes. Everyone should have such an appreciative Boss.

At 20:48 Anonymous joypeg said...

Dublin. I am so drooly. Have a wonderful time FabulousLorraine. Tell us about all the different shades of green you see, maybe there will be some rainbows, maybe some colourful music too. Your music. Wrap that emerald isle in a sea of beautiful music. We'll be listening.

At 20:51 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Heck, I got tears in my eyes! How cool was that????

Doing good here. Got all my Work work done and am home for the night. Just need to pack.

How hard can THAT be???

Arggghhh.

At 21:10 Blogger Jess said...

That was a nice post. :)

Pants shirts violin belts shampoo braces pants hair ties bra shoes socks other shoes toothbrush hair brush plugs laptop cords head batteries pants bee seal pants!

Go go go! I hope you have a good plane, with your own video screen right there in your seat. Though know you and your Air Travel Powers, you'll be up in First Class with the film being beamed directly into your mind via fancy laser technology. Because that's how they do things up in First Class. I know it because I dreamed it, and I see no reason to check facts.

At 21:12 Blogger Jess said...

Which is to say, "know[ing] you and your Air Travel Powers". What the hell happened there.

At 21:15 Blogger Phiala said...

Home!

There will be some posting and some pictures. The first rule of Viable Paradise is that you can't talk about Viable Paradise (interferes with proper Stockholm Syndrome development), but I can say something. :)

At 22:08 Blogger LihuaEmilyP said...

Cat's getting married? Why when and how the heck did I miss this? OMG happiness for Cat, that is awesome. And the journal entry was wonderful. You deserve that soooooo much and we all know it!

At 22:30 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

One for Chinese, one for English. That's how this name thing has to be. I am PfreakinO'd wearing two names. -_- Call me whatever you want! But with 2 names I disappear in places.

At 22:44 Blogger Na said...

safe travels, Lorraine!

At 22:45 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

All I've forgotten so far at the other house is my violin. OOPS!

Other than that.

I am ready.

At 22:49 Blogger ariandalen said...

Have fun, Ms. Fabulous! You've earned it, and it is well deserved. :)

At 22:52 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Good luck! Have fun! Keep us posted!

At 00:20 Blogger scored4life said...

Have a great trip Lorraine!! I wish I was going with but I will have to wait until I can afford such a trip, though it is still on the top of our list for honeymoons!

Bring back a few new toons and a list of places and people that I should meet. You know, if you don't have anything better to do.

You deserve this.
Live it.
Love it.
Return to us safely.

P.S. Loved bosses blog.

At 00:29 Blogger vampi said...

awesome post!
trousers up!
pants no!

and what would a hat for eating look and taste like?

At 00:34 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Paul, I have put the Jameson Distillery on the list of places I want to visit, thinking of you!

At 00:35 Blogger Bridget said...

Whee! Sparkly purple skull braces as backup to belted trousers. Or just really, really outstandingly cute PANTS.

Hugshugshugshugs. Enjoy yourself. Boy do you ever deserve this.

You will be FABULOUS. You already are. But you know this already, right?

At 00:35 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Oh, and... Phiala? Wheeeeeeeeeeee!

At 01:49 Blogger Jess said...

Vampi, it would be a cake hat. Obviously.

At 02:06 Blogger vampi said...

*twirls phiala

a twinkie bonnet perhaps?

At 02:06 Blogger vampi said...

*twirls phiala

a twinkie bonnet perhaps?

At 02:11 Blogger Jess said...

Teheheh. Twinkie bonnet.

At 02:17 Blogger Dragonsally said...

If you go to John Scalzi's blog here you can see a photo of our very own Phiala!

At 03:06 Blogger vampi said...

oh bother, it double posted. i don't like it when blogger misbehaved. bad blogger.

eeee i see phiala! awesome.

maybe a cupcake tophat?

or an icecream bar fascinator?

At 03:43 Blogger louisa said...

And the prophet spake, saying,

On the morning of the seventh day, if thou hast been consuming of the grape in celebration on the evening of the sixth day, thou shallst brew great quantities of coffee, and it shall be good. And thou willst take manna and toast it in the flames and smother it in chocolate spread, and it will be better.

Here endeth the lesson.

At 05:19 Blogger spacedlaw said...

I never realized scriptures were so sensible about those things.

At 05:41 Blogger Marjorie said...

But what if thy lack of forward planning means that there is no chocolate spread in the house?

At 06:45 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Ya'll going to have me weepy here. And I'm not EXACTLY leaving YOU.

I really like the way Louisa thinks. Seriouly cannot wait to hang with this women!

Actually, all of Ireland. I can't believe it's happening NOW this morning!

Oh me oh my oh....

At 06:58 Blogger Marjorie said...

Louisa **is** fun to hang with. Plus, sha has cats and books so you will feel right at home.

At 06:58 Blogger Marjorie said...

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At 07:26 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Cats and books? Yes, that's Lorraine. Exciting, Medeadly, very exciting ... I am pleased for you. And I know you aren't gone. :)

At 07:27 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Heheheh, my less Vulcan side is going OMG OMG OMG OMG IRELAND OMG SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IRELAND DUDE IRELAN OMG. But you know. I have math homework so I'll hold back.

At 09:56 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

All ready. Everything is done. Work is caught up. No loose ends.

Leave for the tiny airport 3 min from my house in one hour.

I AM ON FUCKING HOLIDAY!!!!!!!

At 10:08 Blogger vampi said...

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!


HAve the best time ever\o/

At 10:17 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Safe journey, dear. I shall talk to you on Friday.

At 10:58 Blogger AletaMay said...

Holiday Holiday Holiday!

Twirl Twirl Twirl!

At 12:18 Blogger Marjorie said...

The Quiche is in flight. I repeat,
the Quiche is in flight

At 12:29 Blogger Chantrelle said...

Yippy skippy!

At 12:31 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

That is an AWESOME picture, Marjorie!

At 12:32 Blogger louisa said...

And the angel Nutella spake thusly unto Marjorie, "Verily I say unto you, when there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth, thou must seekest out a Spar. Thou must banish starvation from the land, thou must go forth and multi-buy."

At 12:36 Blogger spacedlaw said...

And She-who-is-Fabulous is landing already.

At 12:38 Blogger louisa said...

Wheeee she's on her way!!! Couldn't be more excited!!

At 12:48 Blogger Marjorie said...

Isn't it just, EmilyLiHua P! I know not everyone twitters so I thought I'd link. Did you see the other pictures Q tweeted?

Louisa - Verily, I shall harken unto the Angel of Nutella, and shall add it unto my shopping list.

At 13:02 Blogger Jess said...

She drove the plane, you know guys. I'm betting that by the time this is over, she'll be elected mayor of a small rural village.

At 13:11 Blogger Marjorie said...

Only a small one, Jess?
Queen of Dublin, probably.

At 13:20 Blogger Jess said...

Surely Graham Norton already holds that title. Badum tish!

At 13:47 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Haha, it's just like Quiche to END UP DRIVING THE PLANE, and then it'd be like her to end up QUEEN OF IRELAND. I mean, she makes stuff like that come to reality and then we're like, "Of course ... should this be a surprise to us?"

Sorry, Marjorie, I don't tweet.

At 13:51 Blogger Marjorie said...

Em, no need to apologize. I just didn't want the non-tweeters to miss out on Q's pictures :-)

At 13:56 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Thanks!

At 16:01 Blogger Dragonsally said...

She's leaving, on a jet plane...

Vicarious travel. Excitement.

Have a wonderful flight in the big bird Medeadly. We won't behave while you're gone.

At 19:28 Blogger Jess said...

Swearing! Innuendo! Ass Tanka!

At 19:47 Blogger vampi said...

do we behave while she is here?

At 19:47 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

Have fun! Yes Ass Tanka! I will catch up later!

At 19:55 Blogger Jess said...

Vampi has a point.

At 19:57 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Sssshhhhhh *sneaks around furtively poking people*

At 20:07 Blogger Na said...

apparently Sally has a point, too.

At 20:07 Blogger Na said...

or something pointy, anyway.

At 20:09 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Its my vurrry best wand that I'm using Na!

At 20:21 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Okay, just FYI I ain't planning to "behave".

At 21:09 Blogger Jess said...

Heh. Sally said "wand". Heh heh.

At 22:55 Blogger Dragonsally said...

*groan*

well, I am reading I Shall Wear Midnight at the moment, so WITCHES are on my mind Jess!

At 23:19 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

I never realized how well Jack would get along with the Fiends' filthy minds.

At 00:07 Blogger Fluffy said...

I bet it's a real magic wand. Heh, heh. I guess I need to get back on Twitter to keep up.

I was thinking last week that Q is really going to be appreciated when she gets back, and, lo, Boss started in early on that!

And, as I told the offspring a few weeks ago, Life Looks Better Through Nutella Goggles! And as you can see, I buy it in the multi-pack. Mmmm.

And don't say 'suspenders' if you get some to hold up your 'pants!' As Jess says, it's braces and trousers all the way. Remember the Lumberjack Song?

At 00:19 Blogger Dragonsally said...

/start Pterry talk
Hey Fluffy, I am considering a Rob Anbody tatt, I just loves the little guy
/end Pterry talk

At 00:35 Blogger Fluffy said...

Yes! Rob Anybody rocks his teeny-tiny kilt!

Have you finished the book yet? I loved it! I had to go back and read Equal Rites just to refresh my memory.

At 00:38 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Nearly, only about 30 pages left...I've been reading at night until I can't keep my eyes open any longer but not during the day because I don't want to finish...

At 00:52 Blogger louisa said...

Awake. Coffee. Airport.

At 00:55 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Lorraine is that close to arriving? Cool.

At 05:00 Blogger louisa said...

I haz a Quiche!

I haz HUNY!!!

At 05:01 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Enjoy your adventures together!

At 05:35 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Yeah!

At 07:35 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Yay Quiche in Ireland! Um, Fluffy? You got that SONG stuck in my HEAD. Hissssssssssss.

At 10:43 Blogger Fluffy said...

Ooops. Sorry!

At 13:10 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

here! and love it. BIT brain dead tho, you think???

Brought the wrong adapter tho, and so need to get the right ne before this battery runs out.

Louisa picked me up tho and saved me! And FInn and Annabel have been squiring me about Dublin trying to keep me awake.

Trying...

At 13:43 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Now you know how I feel when I come and visit! Floating sensation.

At 13:45 Blogger vampi said...

time travel is never easy.

i was wrecked the whole time i was in floroda, then i come back here and i was just on east coast and wrecked here!

I hope you are having a wonderful time floating around.

At 14:04 Blogger Leaves of Glass said...

You are in Ireland! It's a magical place. Not magical like, oh that dress looks magical on you, but the real old kind. Beautiful and lush, even in barren weather, and full of song and story and long, long roads. Have a wonderful vacation and enjoy your wanderings.

At 14:46 Blogger vampi said...

I'm off to my my second interview now. I have a head cold, so i hope i can keep it together and make a great impression.

*twirls*

At 15:12 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Luck Vampi!

Hope your head stays connected to your neck Quiche - I imagine that right now it feels more like its flying away...enjoy

At 15:29 Blogger Marjorie said...

Good Luck, Vampi!

At 18:31 Blogger EmilyOliveP said...

Never been far away enough to have to endure jetlag, actually. I don't yet know the weirdness of it. But wow, Lorraine, you're in Ireland! Awesomeness!

At 19:59 Blogger Siri said...

Quiche - I forgot to say - our motto while in Ireland was

"Left, Left, Left, Left, Left."


Always look that way, and turn into that lane.

I can't believe no one wants to hold your hand.

At 20:24 Blogger Jess said...

Left if you're driving. Otherwise, LOOK RIGHT. Or you will be hit by a car. I speak from some near-miss experience. LOOK RIGHT. I do not know if this is the case in Ireland, but in Teh Britain they write it in helpful big letters on the pavement. Well, helpful if you're in the habit of mostly looking at your feet. I am, but most other people aren't.

RIGHT!!

At 00:04 Blogger spacedlaw said...

They write look right in those big letters. And I did. Only to the wrong side of the road...
I tend to abide more with traffic signals when in the UK or Ireland.

At 02:47 Blogger louisa said...

You're all assuming we do sensible things like cross the road at pedestrian crossings! Much more fun to wander out into traffic at random, unexpected points and see what happens. Our Empress was [cue understatement] a little startled by the number of people just weaving in and out of cars.

Weather's turned cloudy and colder this morning. Hope you're feeling a bit better today, Nat? Echinacea will be your friend.

At 02:54 Blogger louisa said...

PS - Quiche, the hotel reception are waiting on a plug adapter to be returned to them and will have it sent up to you asap. Of course you won't get to read this if you're battery has already run out but you can have fun wondering about psychic hotel staff for a while...

At 03:03 Blogger spacedlaw said...

Thanks, Louisa.
Whiskey took care of the throat itchiness already.And I am taking 20 drops of the echinacea every hour. That ought to settle the matter in a jiffy.

At 09:59 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there, linked to you from Neil's blog, and because you're in Eire I thought I'd say hello!

I'm in Ireland, and while I can't give you a place to stay (sorry!), I can give you recommendations! If you're looking for crazy wild beautiful places I vote go west, because while Dublin is enchanting for small periods of time, the west, especially Mayo, is teh awesome. The ocean and mountains and even the bog are worth seeing...any time of year, but especially autumn. Anyway, if you get the chance to even go as far as Westport, that's cool. If you can get to Achill, even better, but anywhere in the west really...I live in the middle of nowhere and can hear the sea...

Then again, if you don't want to that is also cool. I hope you enjoy your holiday and have a marvelous time with all us crazy Irish folk!

At 11:11 Blogger Hellie said...

Hooray for Lorraine being in Dublin!

Hope the echinacea and whisky is doing away with the lurgy Nathalie! I'll do my best to get Thea (and her guitar) into my hand luggage :o)

Can't wait to meet you all (see you again in Marjorie's case!) Monday breakfast & stuff sounds good to me. I'm staying at the con hotel too so there's going to be lots of mutual stalking going on.

At 11:25 Anonymous Wendy Withers said...

I just ordered my New Orleans AFP tickets! Is anyone in the area (like the Texas peeps) going too?

At 12:26 Blogger Marjorie said...

If only we'd planned ahead we could've all had "Stalk A Fiend Today" t-shirts made..

At 13:07 Blogger Jess said...

I don't need a shirt to know I'm stalking you, Marjorie.

At 13:08 Blogger Jess said...

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At 13:13 Blogger Jess said...

Hmm. Three posts belabours the point a bit, doesn't it?

At 13:16 Blogger Marjorie said...

Just so you know, I have licked all the doors & windows, Jess.

At 13:16 Blogger Jess said...

...which makes no grammatical sense. Thank heaven it's just the internet.

At 13:21 Blogger Jess said...

Not your comment, Marj. Mine. Three posts belabour the point would have been more correcterer.

Not that licking your doors and windows makes any real sense, either. Unless you're still sick. Either way, I'm vaguely aroused.

At 13:23 Blogger Marjorie said...

Hehe. I locked them. Although Tybalt has licked some of them.
And the grammar Nazis are closing in on us all.

At 13:23 Blogger Marjorie said...

Hehe. I locked them. Although Tybalt has licked some of them.
And the grammar Nazis are closing in on us all.

At 13:30 Blogger Jess said...

Oh, sure. You locked them. One post is a correction, two a confession, madam. And three belabour the point! As well you know.

At 13:31 Blogger spacedlaw said...

I did think for a moment that you had some rather strange window cleaning habits, Marjorie.

At 13:40 Blogger One Sock Short said...

I just thought it might be part of a protective spell.

At 13:51 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Had Tea in a crypt today.

Going looking for serious ghosts on Monday night, Nathilie, Hello and Marjorie. Get ready.

At 13:55 Blogger One Sock Short said...

Will you be ignoring the flippant ghosts then?

At 13:57 Blogger Marjorie said...

Serious ghosts?
But I have to leave on Monday afternoon :-(

At 14:02 Blogger spacedlaw said...

I am ready! Willing! Chomping at the bit, even.

At 14:26 Blogger Hellie said...

I'm ready for ghosties! Serious or otherwise. No door licking for me though ;o)

At 14:59 Blogger Hellie said...

Oh Marjorie didn't realise you had to leave on Monday afternoon :o(

At 15:05 Blogger Marjorie said...

I couldn't get the Tuesday off work.
On the plus side, I arrive on Thursday afternoon - so there should be time for a bit of touristing / hanging out with fiends as well as the con. Pity we don't overlap all the way, though.

At 16:39 Blogger Dragonsally said...

Serious ghosts are serious, they quote Shakespeare at you in their best BBC accents.

Huh, I rather liked the image of you licking all your windows Marjorie - sufficiently weirdly Fiendish.

At 16:50 Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Only serious ones.. No time for anythng else.

New post from ireland up people!!!!!

At 08:32 OpenID tahrea said...

I just got back from Ireland, if you have a chance go to northern ireland and see the Giants causeway you won't regret it, also if possible see newgrange, hill of tara and the cliffs of Moher, I was incredibly surprised at the beauty. so much to see and experience, sligo, cork. You are going to have such a fantastic trip!!!! Blessings

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