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Happy Easter!

I did manage to get to a Vigil Mass last night so I'm properly churched.

I missed out on Eggs Benedict this year, which only hurts if I think too hard about it.

I did get my books signed.

Saw Neil Gaiman and Tanith Lee each do readings of short stories they'd written. Both brilliant.

Think I'm going to go and take a nap now, so I don't get overwhelmed.

Today I took pleasure in a bowl of mushroom soup.

Today I learned that the possibility of a film version of The Silver Metal Lover is still out there, though it's in a bit of a state of limbo right now.


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Mar. 23rd, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
So what did Neil think of the book you had him sign?

Sounds like you are having fun. I went to the sunrise mass this morning.
Mar. 23rd, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC)
By the time I got to him, they were asking people to speed things up because of time constraints, so there wasn't much time to talk.

When I dropped it in front of him, he remarked something like "that's one from the vault!" He asked me if I'd bought it when it first came out or if I'd bought it on eBay. I explained that I'd bought it from a Duranie friend who was selling her collection, but that I'd bought it before I knew he'd written it. I also mentioned that it had a reputation in Duranie circles as one of the good bios out there and he mentioned that for a long stretch he'd sort of disowned it until he met Simon le Bon and confessed that he'd written it. Simon asked which one he'd written and when Neil told him ("the gray cover from Proteus") Simon had said "That was good! We really liked that one!" So now Neil is willing to admit that he wrote the thing. ;)
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Mar. 23rd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
My mom makes Eggs Benedict three times a year--Christmas, Easter and when we go on our beach trip.

When we first moved into the house I grew up in, my mom took one look at the kitchen and told my father "You're not getting another Eggs Benedict out of me until I get a new kitchen."

This is why I have barely any memory of what the kitchen originally looked like.
Mar. 23rd, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Happy Easter!

I will never forget a mushroom soup I had in London when I visited there in 1998 with my mother. I had it at the cafe inside the National Portrait Gallery (http://www.npg.org.uk/live/cafe.asp), and it was SO GOOD. It was mushroom and garlic, d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s. I still crave it sometimes (like now!!)

Do you think you'll have some time to go to central London?
Mar. 23rd, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't know. I have the writer's workshop thing tomorrow morning and I really haven't had time to plan any trips into the city proper. I'm not sure what will be open on Easter Monday anyway.

Plus, the weather is even colder than had initially been predicted (there's even been snow!) and I'm not quite packed for it. So I've been staying indoors as much as possible and I'm not sure if I want to spend a lot of time outside waiting for buses and things.

I've had a really great time anyway, so if I don't make it anywhere else, it will still be worth it.
Mar. 23rd, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I read about the bad weather, northern England got lots of snow too. But if you're close to Heathrow airport, you can hop on the Piccadilly line that will take you into central London and you won't have to wait in the cold. I suggest the Victoria & Albert Museum, it's free and close to the South Kensington station and open on Easter Monday! :D

Ahh, how I wish I was there....
Mar. 24th, 2008 09:43 am (UTC)
Hmmmm, tempting, but I've heard that there have been major delays and problems with the tube system, so I'll really have to weigh if it's going to be worth the potential aggravation.

We'll see. If I don't make it intown, I've decided to consider it my revenge against London, since so many of her citizens haven't seen much of MY city beyond the airport . . . ;)
Mar. 23rd, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Mar. 23rd, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Happy Easter, baby. :)
Mar. 24th, 2008 01:33 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Neil Gaiman in person.
Mar. 28th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
How very exciting!

Did you take any pictures or keep a ravel diary? :)
Mar. 28th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
TRAVEL diary. Not ravel. Ugh.

The T on my keyboard is misbehaving.
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