Sunday, January 18, 2009

Danny Boy

Anyone going to be in Ireland this weekend? Yeah?... I'll see you there! Come on down to Cork and Warpcon ... The first trip of '09 has me jetting across the Atlantic to the emerald isle where my prose writing will get even more purple as I attempt to catch up with the linguistic acrobatics of a nation that has a lot to say. The Celtic Tiger, The Luck of the Irish, and all that Blarney. I'm really looking forward to it.
Thanks for all your kind words - I wasn't expecting my last post to be so sympathy evoking. And another shout out to the "unwillingly ice bound" Kimmel family. That sounded harrowing.
Sunny day - blue skies - snow's almost all gone. Hope you guys are keeping warm out there. Talk again soon...


Halessa said...

Great that you visit Ireland. It's a beautiful island (I was there back in 2003) and the people are absolutely fantastic! Have a great time!

Rweethareyet said...

Have a safe and enjoyable trip.

morjana said...

Hi, David.

Woo-hoo, Ireland! Wishing you a wonderful time at the con, and safe and pleasant journey.

Michelle Lunsford said...

Safe travels. Hope you have a fab time in Ireland. ; )

Anonymous said...

It's great to here you are comming over to worpcon in cork.I live on the east coast so I'm hopeing to get down to Cork.It sounds like a cool event.


Anne said...

Hi David! I love reading your blog, but I've never commented before. I had to come out of the dark to say: yay Ireland! I lived in Dublin for 9 months last year and it's hands down my favorite place in the world. I wish I were still there so I could come see you! I hope you have a great time.

Take care,

Jinx said...

Never made it to Cork, but visited the Western shores a couple times (Shannon area & Killarney).

Have a wonderful trip, and "safe home"!

Anonymous said...

Hope you have fun in Ireland! Never been but it always sounds lovely.

Ange said...

Purple prose, eh? I'd be lying if I said I wasn't looking forward to seeing that. :)

Gluais faicilleach le cupan làn.

Sasha said...

Ack, don't talk about sun. I'm stuck under like six inches of snow and unpaved roads.
Anyway, Ireland is cool. I hope you travel safe and have fun as all cons should be

Leaper said...

Ever since I got introduced to Kevin Barry's, I've wanted to go to Ireland. I hope the weather's good?

Danny Boy was written by an Englishman! Trufax, yo. :D

Cody Kimmel said...

Cody Kimmels shouting warmly back. The ice episode has transmigrated into a fourth grade character in a new book who wears a backpack emblazoned with the letters WWZD (for What Would Zelenka Do). If the manuscript sells, no more Ramen for lunch.
Enjoy Ireland - you may encounter my Cody relatives. Don't tell them how to find me. And don't give them any money.
Peace out.

Susan the Tartan Turtle said...

My brother and his pal went to Eire a few years back. They managed to be continually drunk for about two weeks. Being students they also managed not to wash themselves for the same period of time. Why do we have to get old and responsible??

I will wave to you from Scotland.


Teknikal said...

gah im irish and the one weekend u come over ill be at p4 in london!!

ah cork....contae corcaigh!!spent many a weekend there!!
was a european capital of culture!!!

some irish phraese to get u by..

'póg mo thoin' -'kiss my a$$'

'amadán' - 'fool'

well i could go on but ...well we all speak english!!!

hope u have a blast man


Library-Gryffon said...

I lived in Ireland for 8 years, based in Galway where my father taught at the university and then getting my degree at Trinity in Dublin. Lovely, lovely country, great people, but enjoy the sun here, because odds are you won't see much of it over there. The first June we were in Galway, the total number of hours with no cloud cover, day AND night, for the entire month was 30.

I only got down to Cork once, on a school trip, so I have no recommendations other than have fun!

MaggieMayDay said...

Safe journeys and have fun! Wish I could go, Ireland sounds intriguing. Too bad I'll be in Spain! Si! Espana! I get to get out of the Utah chill and the Bad Air that comes with winter in a valley surrounded by mountains.

archersangel said...

stay safe & enjoy your trip!

Rosehawk said...

Have a safe and fun trip and post lots of piccies when you get back.

Ireland would be so nice right about now. Sure would be warmer then here. We finally got above zero on Sunday and we have at least two more months of snow - almost always have a major snow storm during hocky tournaments in March.

Enjoy your first convention of 2009 and hope you get the chance to attend many more this year!

Teknikal said...


you wpould think it would be warmer..
but its been snowin here on and off for the last couple of days..of course its only sticking up in the mountains cos its always followed by a lovely rain stor...i mean shower!!!

Paweł said...

Panie Davidzie a co dalej ze Stargate ?
Będzie pan grał w Atlantis the movie ?

adna said...

Good luck on your trip.

Heidi said...

Oh have a wonderful time. I hope to one day make it there and see the land where my family came from. Safe travels!

Babygirl_Firedragon said...

ahh Eire the home of my family b4 they decided to up and move to USA in the late 1800's lol

Falada said...

Hi David,

are you planning any more travels in Europe?
Post a note if you ever need a guide or transportation around Frankfurt, and all will be arranged...

btw, I just discovered your blog and love it. Hope you'll keep it up, even after those $x≤o¢s shelved Atlantis. Dr Z is special, but I'd love to learn more about your work.

Carpenter said...


Just wondering really, but it's driving me nuts.

Jamie Sheehan said...

Hi David,

I will be in UCC tomorrow, a few friends of mine (Stargate fans) are coming next weekend, (they originally wanted to come this weekend, but I couldn't get the time off). I hope you enjoy your trip in Ireland.

All the best


Rosehawk said...

you wpould think it would be warmer..
Oh, it's definitely warmer there than here! It's been as cold if not colder than it was when David did his Subway commercial - and I'm going outside being grumpy about how cold it is until I remember David's commerical and then I start laughing cause I'm all bundled up and still freezing while he made looking warm seem so easy and he wasn't wearing a coat!

Cian O B said...

Hey David, can't wait to meet you!! I'm here in UCC studying astrophysics and you're and inspiration to us all!! In Co. Clare we have a popular legend of a sunken town called Cillstifiann that reminds me of your atlantis. I intend to make a 6th season of your show investigating this, starring real astrophysists like yourself, but you'll have a more prominent role, not just "Mr Bad News". You should call in for an astrophysics lecture in the Kane Building (G7), tuesday morning at 11. We'd love to have you. Hope to see you out and the best of look with your stay here, Sláinte!!

Niamh said...

I wish I'd known you'd be here before I agreed to go to a birthday party this weekend! Ah well, a couple of the lads from college are going so I'll hear all about it from them at least.

I hope you have a great time! I'm sure you'll get a warm welcome. Cork is a lovely city. Pity I don't get to visit it as often as I'd like.

Please come back again sometime soon! You could pop in to Dublin!

All the best at the con,

(pronounced 'neev' - yup, Irish names make no sense...)

Jamie Sheehan said...
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Jamie Sheehan said...

It was great to meet you, (I'm the guy that had the Zero Point CD), I posted in the forums of that game I was telling to you about:

Again I hope you enjoy your stay in Ireland, and before you go you have to kiss the Blarney Stone.. :)


V said...

It was a pleasure to meet you, thank you for coming and tolerating the fangirls in the pub (I still think you're mad for drinking stout ><) I hope to see you here again soon :)

Ps: What were you thinking? Your Troll wouldn't tell me =P

Tricia said...

Greetings from your friendly neighbourhood troll (aka pigtails, aka the girl who kept stealing your sharpie to have ppl sign her top).

I hope you enjoyed your time with us at Warpcon we certainly enjoyed having you there, twas a blast. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Ireland, I believe there was mention of going to Galway? Lovely place I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

Hope to meet you again sometime, perhaps at SG1/Atlantis Con in Chicago in August *hint hint* lol.

Well better run gotta troll youtube to find a vid of you chugging your stout.

Shai said...

Kiss the Blarney Stone for me!

Anonymous said...

We have people keeping an eye out for you for when you visit Galway, hopefully you'll get a couple of waves in the street and who knows, someone might even buy you a drink!

Anyway, It was nothing short of a pleasure to meet you at Warpcon. We must do this again sometime.


elyse said...

You're going to post some pictures from your trip, right? (No, I'm not begging, just wheedling and whining a little) ;)

Nellie Lovett said...

Greetings! I hope you had a great time in Ireland (hm, I've always wanted to visit this lovely piece of world *dreamy eyes*)and of course seeing some photos would be great!

But, um, yes... Are you going to solve the "Goat Mystery"?

Carpenter said...


senois said...

Hi David,
It was great to meet you at WARPCON.
I hope the weather cleared up a bit. Did you checked out the surf in Lahinch on your way up to Galway?.Keep drinking the Guinness it's good for yea.I hope you can come back again soon.... by the way
powell river and the sound looks amazing I have passed the links on thanks for the info.

Nellie Lovett said...

Maybe it's a Czech goat...? O_o *scratching on head, thinking hard*

Phil Kehoe said...

Hey David!

Thank you very much for gracing us with your presence last weekend.

I was the guy with the "Everybody Loves Radek" T-shirt.

Here are the pictures of me with you:

I don't know if you remember talking to me and my friends on Friday night, cos you were probably talking to a lot of people that night, and you had some drink taken, but it was great chatting with you.

You're welcome back to Ireland anytime!