Easter Dinner

I’ve found that Easter is a big deal in the United Kingdom. Liverpool essentially shut down on Friday, and it won’t reopen until Tuesday. Sure, many pubs and clubs are open, but even their hours of operation are augmented by the fact that it’s Easter. When I was in Subway on Thursday, the two girls in front of me were talking about what they gave up for Lent. Lent? No one talks about Lent back home, much less giving up something for it.

Today, I’m meeting up with Sunshine, Sunshine’s Mom, and Ardy at Jean’s place. Jean’s fixing a white sauce lasagna for dinner, followed by a chocolate cake explosion for dessert. I’m sure that it’ll be delicious and the company equally entertaining. Also, the only relationship our dinner has with Easter traditions is that a) it’s an excuse for a dinner party and b) bunnies like chocolate.

I didn’t make it to Eastercon on Saturday, but I’ll be going tomorrow to catch the Glorifying Terrorism and BSG panels.  Chester, here I come!

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.