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Off to Chicago tomorrow morning.

C2E2! Greektown!! Funny books!!!

It's all good. Especially the flaming cheese. (Len Wein likes to say that "opaa" is Greek for "the cheese is on fire").

(We won't talk about the alleged pizza).

Hope to see some of you at the con.

Back at the old stand on Tuesday morning.

(P.S. Had a good day writing today. Half the day on the book, half the day on the script. That's something I NEVER do. But today everything seemed to click. Taxes are done too).

((Need more days like today)).



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Apr. 15th, 2010 06:21 am (UTC)
This is partially why i check this site over 5 times a day. Updates like these make my day. Feels like progressing in an RPG!
Apr. 15th, 2010 12:25 pm (UTC)
Re: :)
Ding! Level up!
Re: :) - lampster65 - Apr. 15th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 15th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
Have fun!! And remember to send us a blog update while you're away!

PS. Might we be expecting a big reveal at said con? Hmm? About a certain novel? Hmm? Perhaps a certain special novel being finished with a shelf date? Hmm? Perhaps a certain novel might have a pre orderable special edition with artwork? Hmm? ... okay I know I know wishful thinking right? Well if I'm gonna dream at least I dream big!
Apr. 15th, 2010 06:31 am (UTC)
"Soon" encompassed in triple perenthesis makes me hopeful. Glad to hear it, GRRM!
Apr. 15th, 2010 12:27 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that soon got me ecited, like it was a 1 word hint at something. But, then I realized it just meant George needs more writing days like this one, and I frowned.
Apr. 15th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
Have a good trip. Don't let airport security get you down!

You should get some Thought Criminal gear. I have a Thought Criminal messenger bag that I love using for my cary on.
Apr. 15th, 2010 10:08 am (UTC)
Being Greek and a Chicagoan, I can tell you that saganaki (the flaming cheese) was actually invented in Chicago, at the Parthenon restaurant.
Apr. 20th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
I used to get Saganaki on Crete 30 years ago. It was my impression that it was a Cretan appetizer, since it's hard to find on the mainland. The Cretans don't do the "oopa" thing, either. It's just like Gyros. We used to get those all the time off base, and most places just called them "pitas (or in some cases, gyrospita with no space). I'm not Greek, but I make my own Saganaki when I can find Kasseri cheese at a reasonable price. I also make some mean Tzatziki!
Apr. 15th, 2010 10:38 am (UTC)
Never liked the word 'soon' as much as a did today.
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:29 am (UTC)
When will (THEN) be ((NOW))?
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - griever2112 - Apr. 16th, 2010 12:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 15th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
(Well done, sir!))))))
Apr. 15th, 2010 12:05 pm (UTC)
Hope to see you Sunday. I'll be the one too shy to say anything.
Apr. 15th, 2010 12:40 pm (UTC)
Great day then :) Hope you get a ton more of those right around the corner.

Have fun in Chi-town. I wouldn't even care to guess at the weather but it's gotta feel nice now and then to get out of Santa Fe's heat.
Apr. 15th, 2010 12:45 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear you had a good day, I can't wait for Dance or Game on HBO... Hope the (((soon))) is something good regarding Dance...but I have learned from Feast, it will come out when your done and not any earlier, looking forward to Jon and Tyrion again... wondering if we may get a few Jamie chapters in their though... :D
Apr. 15th, 2010 01:42 pm (UTC)
I am literally wasting away waiting for that book. I've had it reserved on Amazon for almost 2 years!!!

*slowly dying*
Apr. 15th, 2010 10:08 pm (UTC)
Please don't die before it's finished, season_changing.
i agree - tungsai - Apr. 18th, 2010 10:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 15th, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Have a safe and fun trip to Chicago!
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:25 pm (UTC)
That's a telling soon, if I've ever seen one.

Awesome and very applicable Spaceball quote Lossoth.
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Alleged pizza? I can assure you Ser, it is pizza. Best you'll find without going to the place where it was spawned! Have fun in the windy one, and safe travels!
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:36 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the con.

And yay for Clicking Days; they happen way too seldom.
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Chicago pizza is wonderful...if you know where to get it. ;3
Apr. 15th, 2010 03:52 pm (UTC)
I think it's funny that people find ways to make your posts cryptic when they're not.

(Watch: now this will be the cryptic post and I'll look silly.)

Optimistic, productive days are some of the best. I'm glad you got to have one, and are looking forward to more - soon.
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
Alleged Pizza. Pshh.
Amen to that. I say that, outside the boot, the only place in the world with real pizza is NYC.

(((Soon))). Dude, I hope this means what I think it does, despite the parentheses.
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
it's looking to be beautiful here this week.

some new local awesomes: if you are into medium-nice restaurants at all, i highly recommend province on jefferson and lake. it's pseudo-upscale but shockingly cheap, all organic and sustainable in a leed-certified building, and stunningly well executed. if you'd more of a unfussy-cheap-bite-in-a-cafe sort of person, cafe lula in logan square or nightwood in pilsen (same people) have also proven that hippie food can be really, really freakin good from a foodie/pro/restaurant industry snob perspective, and not just another hippie coffeehouse with ye old hummus plate.

cafe ba ba reeba for tapas and osteria/pizerria via stato for italian are also awesome, and if you've never been, kuma's is a hilarious and amazing divey metal bar with gourmet burgers and a fantastic beer list.

i always tell people coming to chicago to eat :>
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
See you there!
Apr. 15th, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
It is always a good day when GRRM has a good day.
It's really odd that when you have a good day of writing it makes hundreds of people who read this blog feel good about their day. A splash of hope? A twinge of optimism for the futre? I'm not sure, but keep it up.
Apr. 15th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)
Then I wish you (and us all) more days like today!
Why is Chicago so faaar away...?
Apr. 15th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC)
I certainly know that feeling, those days are AWESOME, I sure hope you have more of them too George!!
Apr. 15th, 2010 06:12 pm (UTC)
My two hopes:

1) Someone gets a picture of you and Jim Shooter together, just so I can geek out. You know he's relaunching the Gold Key books (Dr. Solar and Magnus Robot-Fighter) at C2E2? Kind of hoping they get Barry Windsor-Smith involved somehow, someday.

2) Have a chat with Colleen Doran, get her to illustrate something, anything! She'd do a beautiful job adapting some of the short stories, like "A Song for Lya" or "Bitterblooms" or, heck, Dying of the Light. Or something from ASoIaF, if one must...
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