Official Welcome to the Dragon Thread IIII
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Continuing now, so I don't forget when it's time to welcome the new crop...
The dread thread police will not have reason to visit our fair pub.
And I will add a picture of our latest Pool Boy. (Just saw Thor over the weekend.)
Thank you, Clammy. I think I'll go show him around the pub a bit. :)
Aww, sheet. I meant to type IV, not IIII...
I hate sleep deprivation.
Oh, and in case you thought he looked familiar, he played James Tiberius Kirk's father George in the latest Star Trek movie.
Did these girls get into the PGGBs early? Such typing, I've not seen the like, in years. I'm telling you
I think GD was going to show the pool boy him "around the pub a bit"
He's one of his pretty face. I think can be translated into "Here's one...of his pretty face."
OK, editing session closed.
/me wanders off to find her own glass of PGGBs.
Proving that one should always read *all* of the previous messages in the thread, I initially was going to post this:
In the midst of dazzling pool boy images, did clam forget to use Roman numerals? I know Thor is adorably cute, but I'd no idea of the level of brain fritz such images could induce...
But now I see (via #5 above) that we're all on the same plane here after all.
Oh, and welcome all!
The more the merrier! More pool boys! More newbies to the Dragon! More drinks for all.
I think we're getting more snow tonight and there may be no school tomorrow! Oh, joy. Stuck in a house with three kids, all day
There was a crowd of us at my house watching it on bluray and when the shirtless scene came on my brother looked at me and said, "Why are you looking like that? All of a sudden you have this really goofy look on your face." Heh heh...
Heh, nice to wake up to on my birthday morning. And yes, I have been in the bottle early today. My daughter bought me a bottle of Hendrick's Gin, oh so special! She also made my birthday breakfast drink, OJ with some Southern Comfort, real maple syrup and a piece of bacon! YUM.
For all the future Pubbers: May your days here be as lovely as mine have been. :)
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I hope you all have enjoyed wandering about and finding some fun and games to join, as well as some good books to read! Welcome.
Welcome JessiAdams, HRHSpence, MuseofHell, Madalynk, SarahDillwyn, Soulshader, bheki2012, EdwinWolfe, WhiteRaven, AauviHouse, sworsnup, oneeyern, soniaandree, supero29, Lonnie.Arrietty.9539 and amandaseery!!!
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My apologies to everyone I missed!!!
Thanks for the warm welcome! I've been a long time lurker and this is my first time posting. Hopefully I'll have something interesting to contribute soon.
jfrudy... don't wait until you have something interesting to say, just jump in and join the conversations.
#25 - Oh yeah, if we let ourselves be concerned over the interest of our posts, we would be in trouble! We love having you here! :)
Okay...I'll take the plunge. "terflugedig"...I'm ashamed to say I just googled this.
MrAndrew has frequently increased all of our vocabularies. You just have to be able to drop his words into the conversation with a *straight* face.
Speaking of SPITTING COBRAS, has any seen the Smurfs lately? They seem to be in hiding.
Rather than search for Smurfs, I think I'll pretend the pool boys are missing and search for them!
In my sweetest, southern drawl- Oh, pool boys? I think I may need help when I get to the pool!
Welcome to the craziness!
#34 suitable1 -- Is it possible to have a sour southern drawl?
Actually, we Southerners usually refer to them as "bitchy" rather than "sour." And sometimes, if you aren't from the area, you might not be able to tell "sweet" from "bitchy," because our drawls are just that good!
#36 - You're a genius!
Also, you might want to take a step back if anyone says, "Fine, everything's juuuuust fiiiiiine."
I would like to welcome mjenks6 to the group, and encourage caution during the dragon's naps. She's lovely when she's awake, really, but doesn't care to be disturbed while sleeping.
edit: "awake", not "away" ~_~
#38 - How did I miss that? I love it so! :o)
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We are delighted to see you all join us! Welcome; and, please feel free to jump right in and have some drinks on us. Friday in the chat room... PGGBs for All!
Obviously, you can ignore the "hit reblog" part, since that isn't relevant in this forum, but I thought this little guy was cute.
I saw it here.
Let's hope it's from the color of the dragon and not because she relaxes too much in her warm bath. :oP
Love them both, though. Each is adorable in its own way.
Welcome tawi, Hermee, drizzt321, IsabellaAmaris, lunakid11221996, Shanna_Andrews, JulianJohannesen, Leely-Pad, amysisson, NikkiMB, Lizymarie, kittykatj, marq, GeoffWakeling, introspectiveSputnik and GentlemanSykes.
Welcome hydrohawke, TraciLoudin, Silverlily26, Connemara522, JoeEgly, The_Hibernator, Indybooks, Dana.Beveridge, nina.moretti, JadeKerrion, catherine513-sun, J.A.Self, infjsarah2, dalynnrmc, mathrose, sealskin2001, jeaaron, gradenko and DrEvil!!!
Heh heh.... DrEvil. :oD
Welcome Toblekai, Key_alt, Walter_Spence, newmans, canadianpoet2, peterjameswest, Kevinjhoward, duncanbooks, hakim215, emmatheknight, zebrapants, fightinchickin, ciarandwynvil, Lodriraj, johnsimpson, Flower-Dragon, Reesa111, zazy, Britt84, Wolfsnake, ccookie, ayie, phraxos, muou123, ginnybrad, bertdan, J.j.Anderson, bruce.you, dgenese, and knlaurie!!!
I'm sorry if I missed a few.
Welcome Susanne_53, ReverendMother, Plyte, tkgough, SylviaC, kjdunc9443, VeganHiker, kirsteenlowrie, Zozette, jaqdhawkins, elkiedee, MinervaBlack and TinselReed!!!
Have some cheese!
Welcome, indeed! Have a drink, have some cheese and lets talk books!
Hang out a little and get to know us! As you may note in previous posts to this thread, we like it when newcomers join in to the conversation!
I've been following The Green Dragon on and off for the last few years, and finally decided to make the big commitment and hit the join button. And I love cheese--I'd like to try that wedge-shaped one at the front of the tray. Thanks.
BTW, in The Green Dragon we also talk about roombas, SPITTING COBRAS, marshmallow guns, and Pool Boys. Wander around a bit and you'll find something that will make you smile, guaranteed.
Thanks for the welcome. :)
I like the little dragon more than the pool boys, I must be showing my age. ;)
Oh, and we also talk about books...
#59 - Hey, I know you from the 'History at 30,000 feet: The Big Picture' group! :o)
>62 clamairy: Yep. I don't say a lot there, but I'm an avid follower. I'm mostly awed by the level of erudition in that group.
Welcome cdhtenn2k10, Autumnice, Bayleeluice, pgmcc, caron, ferensai, Insilico, PonchoLechat, ryanseanoreilly and MimiLina!!!
Just as a matter of interest, "4" was written as "IIII" by the Romans prior to the introduction of the "IV" approach of subtraction. In your sleep deprived state you were actually reverting to the older tradition, not making an error.
Thanks, pgmcc! I had a wrist watch when I was eight years old with the IIII on it. I never knew if it was intentional or not. I thought perhaps the manufacturers knew people looking at the watch in a rush would find it easier to tell what IIII was meant to represent.
Welcome! And a special "high five" for autumnice ! She's very nice, and funny, and will fit in with the denizens of the Green Dragon, I am sure. (*whispers* I've met her face to face!)
*edges away from clamairy* Iis she a zombie, or isn't she? Only her pedicurist knows for sure.
Lovely how they 'accidentally' killed it in the process... I shall seek revenge for all clamkind.
Clamzilla: This Time It's Shellfish.
Wonder what a 405-year-old clam tastes like. Salty?
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yes, a very big welcome to you all. This can be a fun and friendly group and sometimes a little wacky. Don't hesitate to ask questions if something puzzles you.
I was at the Apple store today and met a woman as we were walking out (having both just had a training session). She had a book, a real life book,with her. So I told her all about Library Thing, and I bet she'll come find us! It is just such a great site.
Welcome! Plunge into the various and sundry conversations. Don't hold back (except on religion and politics).
Welcome squirrely, Petrichery, OlorisPublishing, agillespie00, 120om, ParkerL3, leesalogic, shdw_knife, Annunfalma and TheTolkienist!!!
Welcome, everyone! I hope you enjoy your time in the Green Dragon as much as I have. I've been doing more lurking than posting lately.
Watch out for things like SPITTING COBRAS, Roombas that have minds of their own, and blue-footed boobies. Also, if MerryMary or Maggs ask you for marshmallows, run. If you see Morphy around with a screw driver or wrench, run even faster. Don't mind the Smurfs, they usually only come out when we've had a few too many PGGBs.
I'm heading back out to the pool to
And don't believe anything GD tells you.... marshmallows are for roasting.
What?!? I'm completely innocent. Innocent, I say!
**trying desperately to look innocent**
Welcome soldierfortuner, lpaucker, PandoraBlack, bowtiesarecool, pluft1227, smallblondehippy, janejetson223, Kyle_Cahill, christinajstone, Texsain, aussie500, Susan-E-Curnow2658, PiyushC, elizabetheleven, JP99, MrsJoseph, richardderus, BenGalley, Beorn_se_Bacaire, C.E.Martin and kanaryamfenerli!!!
Wow! Look at the crowd who just came in! Welcome, everybody. The Green Dragon is a friendly place, don't be shy. Post in some threads and let us get to know you!
Welcome Mebru001, kiplina123, rakovilee, kldejnowski, IdaLister, sryder, Tanglewood, fireflower2012, harlenbayha, kichi67, lohengrin, Garry52, JonnySaunders, benmurfy, and Jenniferlt82!!!
We are a friendly bunch, we are! Jump into any conversation. Or start one of your own. Pull up a stool, have an ale, and enjoy yourselves.
Welcome to all & especially (belatedly) to Bayleeluice - who is a workmate of mine :) Eep, do I have to start being careful what I say about work in here now ;)
Welcome ErikaAvery, kathi, MrBadcrumble, CatherineCl, Jocelyn.Koehler, EJDAgrosa, Nemorth, serenity_almeara, The_Singularity, scrazen and B_Radom!
Hi and welcome to all of you. Plunge on in and join the many ongoing conversations. (Just lift your feet when the roombas come by.)
Welcome LordKinbote, DavidBurrows, Retronatrix, LCWaldman, GUITETF, troseoni, solankiraj, emilymichelle440, Ocearbhaill and jtfhg!!!
Hi! This is the place to enjoy yourself. You may pull up a stool, have a flagon, and carry on about what your reading, or whatever else you wish to chat about. We even have chat on Friday evenings that does a good imitation of "live". Check it out. http://www.librarything.com/topic/147439
And today I would like to lift a glass with you all to the Professor! If his writings could be said to have inspired this group's formation, then he well deserves the toast!
*runs into kitchen to get Green Dragon glass, and fill it with something fizzy*
Welcome Pigletto, tamirys, thomas.sorlie.hansen, Speedicut, DanHarris, kjforrest, effenzeffer, leStef, JKennethJ, soniawrite, inge87, shewhowearsred, earlymodernist, asliceofkate, and kristenlindsey105!!!
I saw shew-how-ears-red, and thought, " Hmm, sort of a medieval sound to it. Talking about cold ears, must be from the north.Then I saw it is probably she-who-wears-red. :D
Also saw as-lice-of-kate, but the friend in my head says it is more likely a-slice-of-kate, which begs the question, where is the rest of her?
Welcome all, hope you will feel free to post and comment so we can get to know you and reach 300,000 posts. But mostly so we can get to know you.
Awwww..... love is in the air! Welcome, everyone. Here's a good place to land if you're looking for some bookish fun!
Hi Im Matt. Im 31, in the military and i have been a huge fantasy and scifi fan for years. I enjoy many differant series and always looking to expand. I ve started off this year with quite a few new choices along with some favorite authors.
Micro by Michael Crighton. One of my fav authors. I havnt picked up one of his for some time but loved this one.
The Man in the Box. It was free, so sue me.
The Long Earth by Terry Pratchett. I loved the concept and hope for a continuation.
Star Wars Scoundrels by Timothy Zahn. I love all of his Star Wars novels and this one was up with the rest even with it's Ocean 11 plus Star Wars mix.
Storm Front by Jim Butcher. First try of this series, was ok. I will try a few more see if I can get into it.
I have several more just waiting to be read and cannot wait.
Welcome, Matt, so glad you joined us and introduced yourself! On the Storm Front by Butcher, just don't give up after reading Fool Moon. I almost did, but the series gets better by leaps and bounds after that one. :)
Also, welcome CuriouserX2, ravynstone_abbey, lhmedia, liaburres, suteko, GhostWriter57, atom871, SabeshAsokan, Thomas_Cardin, NaomiHawkesSouthern, Prosewood, Zytonidae, Angie89, AMZoltai, errengreywolf, zalba, MedievalMuse, pascal5, olga_godim, Wolfwitch, absolonsniece, Mephestophelesx, Vanessa_Kittle, Lord_of_Castles, triciareads55, TheSeraphinium, cbloky, ubicumque, gilroy and Victrix20. My apologies to anyone I missed. (And gilroy, glad to see you joined! :oD )
I have Storm Front, but it's the TBR pile that keeps growing. I should move it up to the top.
...nothing new but the brave and true come to the Green Dragon...I'm Anthony Jerome Brown, a fan of Tolkien; also author of the Fantasy novella, Neogothic. A big hello to Merry and Pipin for me, will 'ya?
And welcome Rommert, krequiem, stephanieden4, Daniel_Sinfield, H_Bergee_Cooper, Aninja, ThomasCardin, Sarahhal, JackDex, AliIsaac, sschreur, stclark, barretcw and lovelyluck!!!
Welcome Anna_Erishkigal, TnTexas, nicolereads, montsamu, NoraNord, rose.cooke, Bral, pamelaboling, SA_Hunt, OLLEH, meandmybooks, opossum, frisky_kitty, Lizbeth978 and ibourgy!!!
Welcome to all of you! Plunge on in and chat up the locals. We like books, cheese, jokes and good beverages of all sorts.
Hi! Goodreads refugee here, still finding my feet but this looks like a friendly and fun group for a big old speculative fiction nerd like me.
Welcome, bunwat! :o) We are a friendly chatty bunch. Don't forget to check out all of our book discussion threads while you're finding you're way around. http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/Groups:The_Green_Dragon/Group_book_di... Do not be afraid to post in any dormant threads, either.
Thanks clamairy! I will definitely be checking things out. Right now I'm still figuring out how to get my books over here and find any of my friends who have migrated or are migrating.
Oh, and in the Green Dragon we've raised "off topic" to an art form so don't panic if things suddenly skew in an odd direction :)
Just beware of mutant roombas, SPITTING COBRAS and shady people offering you PGGBs. But yes it is a fun group.
I LOVE digressions. I actually prefer discussions that ramble about and loop back on themselves like a drunken snake. But what's a PGGB?
Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters...the effects of which have been described as having your brains smashed out by a lemon wrapped around a large gold brick. :) Supposedly invented by Zaphod Beeblebrox, but I'll bet they've always existed in one form or another...
Oh yeah, I know the gargle blaster. I have dead tree and audio copies of Hitchhikers Guide and one of my long term relationships started over a shared love of Restaurant at the End of the Universe.
#121 - ha ha, that was one of my first questions, but I was too afraid to ask! It took ages for the penny to drop. Welcome bunwat!
Hello all! Another Goodreader (Goodreadser? no, that makes my tongue tingle) fleeing the corporate leviathan here. Spec fic is my literary home and y'all seem like a friendly bunch so I thought I'd dip a toe in the water.
Hi Yvane! Us lost souls are gonna have to hold each other up until we find our feet in this water, but I have to say I'm finding it friendly too.
Thanks bunwat! I agree; seeing so many names from GR is comforting, but the locals have been lovely also.
I mean, I wouldn't normally just go dipping important appendages like toes into the water without first throwing someone else in. ;)
hah. Well it's a good choice, GDers are a lovely group. I dove in here not long after I first came back to LT and everyone here is just lovely! :)
Welcome rashedchowdhury, Lady_Lock, ABmonkey, tramseyer, Jesilyn, Yvane and serrulatae!!! :o)
It's too early for me to think of anything clever to say. :o(
Thank you! And I quite sympathise. I have been awake all night for the third time this week. My wits have gone on strike.
Yikes!! And I was feeling sorry for myself because I'm babysitting two dogs who insist on getting up at 5:30 instead of my much preferred 7:30!
Oh, I've had insomnia for fifteen years or so. I'm quite accustomed to it. :) Expect to see me bopping around the internet at all hours!
Speaking of the pool, ours does have some lurking water buffalo, BUT, we have LOTs of pool boys to help out if anyone is in trouble.
Yeah, in fact I think the Winchester 'brothers' are on duty right now.
Ah, the legendary Welcome Thread. The Thread of Welcome -- does sound like a fantasy title, doesn't it? The pool boys do look nice, although, being allergic to the chlorine in most pools (or the bromine, or whatever the 'oly 'eck makes me itch) I like cabana boy because it is alliterative :) Also, sarongs.
My fantasies are very specific :)
ANYwhoo, I'm settling down around here fairly well, causing trouble where I may, and still tagging, tagging, tagging, tagging....
Hee hee! The Thread of Welcomes has a much richer and mystical sound to it. I do hope I can remember that when it is time for this thread to be reborn.
Welcome to the Green Dragon, Murphy-Jacobs!!! We are pleased you found us. We have cabana boys and girls somewhere, though it's been a while since we've seen them.
And welcome as well to Mina.Khan, bookbrahmin, SpasticSarcastic, Michael.Rimmer and gundulabaehre!
Repeating my tidbits of information from an earlier thread:
Pillows behind the bar.
Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters available upon request.
Pool and pool boys out back.
Roombas, Floombas, Smurfs, and SPITTING COBRAS approached at your own risk.
Marshmallow guns available from maggie1944
Johnny Depp clones have been sighted lately. Appear to be harmless. And gorgeous.
Roombas have in the past been "modified" by a member who shall remain nameless (but whose name rhymes with Morphy). They are capable of climbing. Sentience is suspected.
The top of the bar is usually pretty safe. (Except in the case of the Modified Roombas)
We don't know what Roombas eat. But the Smurfs are terrified.
I take a personal interest in the blue-footed boobies, and deeply resent any bullying on their behalf.
Welcome to the Green Dragon.
I've never bullied a blue-footed boobie in my life and would not consider doing so now. I do share a house with a flesh-eating parakeet, though. She particularly likes chicken and human, although she will take a nip of cat when available. As for Roombas, as I have long shared a home with one, I feel certain I shall get along with them famously :)
I have wanted a roomba ever since somebody made a cute gif of kittens riding one. I'm pragmatic in my spending habits like that. I'll have to try adopting one, although the top of the bar sounds like a good place to live anyway.
Mine has a little hand held remote. If you hold the Roomba Remote, you hold the Roomba's heart :) Also, it makes for better chasing of the cats :)
Chasing cats! It would be worth getting a roomba just for that. My cats were such wimps. I used to delight in teasing them. (I wasn't too mean -- they got cuddles afterwards.)
You are all going to get along beautifully! (Oh, wait a minute? Isn't that what the Karl the maitre d' in Casablanca said to the couple leaving for America? Sweetness, what watch? Ten watch. Such watch?)
That's what the pub lacks --> a 24 hour movie theatre!
Welcome igufi, SamJehanzeb, BradSwanson, DaveLancaster, RichardeFisher, Crash500 and KRutherford!!!
Welcome Lorac625, drransdell, chrissie3, storyjunkie, luna_lovegood, kazancapi and Alindrelle!!!
>152 clamairy: thanks for the welcome! Seems like a fun place all around.
Oh, don't tell them that just yet! We don't usually share that with the newbies until the second week. Makes so many of them nervous. Cybercops being what they are, and all.
and while you are at having ooooodles of fun, happy reading, too! Welcome.
Welcome Sylak, rwillmer, Amberfly, Christopher_Coleman, OldDan, Mareofthesea, dichotomy, Tinksy, mateujorge, RobertSheppard_, londyjamel, brillefryd, nmcognito, purrfectly-natural, Varun.Kumar, veneda.gabourel, Mort1962, Alex_Maybe and JohnPDarling!!!
Welcome PiperMcDermot, misscandytwist, Ola_Olsson, noosachiropractic, road451, Ripcat, pomponnewton, KyleWeinandy, CadyM, noosachiropeactic, MrormsJUSTRight, open.boat, librarian_aviva, DejaVoo, jwolson, SuzyLansley, BibbyG95 and pkiprof!!!
We are only one new member away from hitting the 3,250 mark!
(o: A great big welcome to fantasiakirja, who happens to be our 3,250th member! :o)
Whoo hoo! That is so cool. 3 thousand, 2 hundred, and fifty members. Where are all these people?
oh, yeah, I remember. Reading
We like reading
usually a quiet, solitary activity.....
Welcome emerald_dragon, HRHTish, MikoNoNyte, regnsky, krisymkk, joeyly, BenKline, freddieflatline, NHellenthalAuthor, ranabooks, jratcliff63367, Daniel_Williamson, NatasjaHellenthal, bryan.miller.3705, admiralsequoia, Kottyn, JenCragen, smig94, GaleWinds, GarryRogers, paule.horsman and Notesmusings!!!
Welcome! I haven't been around much lately, but will try to catch up soon. Have fun!
Hello! Is this the thread I say hello on?
Having spent the last couple of weeks adding my library, then tidying it all up, I figure it's time to actually be sociable and join in the community.
I'm Ted, but you can call me what you like. Looking forward to having fun here!
Hi Ted, welcome! Feel free to poke around all the threads, some of the best are the oldest. :) Please don't hesitate to chime in if you so desire. Also, help yourself to the cheese and ale.
Welcome! We can be serious or silly here but best of all we are friendly!
Welcome, Ted/strung_out! Make yourself at home. :o)
Welcome to EdenPrime, MissBrangwen, SkipKnox, notoriouself and gingerbam, as well.
I hope you will make time to do some exploring. LT is huge and there are nooks and crannies which hold fascinating people chatting about this and that. I personally like the 75 Book Challenge group and I've picked out a few people to "follow". Occasionally, I indulge in following a thread or two in Pro and Con but I can only read so much of that before I retreat to threads which chat about books. I also signed up to receive Early Reviewer books which sometimes is a delight, and sometimes I get stinkers. As you see, there are many rooms in this place. Enjoy them, or not, it is your choice.
Thanks - I'm looking at maybe joining the 50 Book Challenge group, as I got off to a slow start this year, but should be able to manage 50 books.
The 75 book group looks extremely busy and noisy too! I think I'd rather start off in a slightly slower moving group, so I can keep up with everything a bit more easily.
The nice thing about the book challenge groups is that over time you'll find those readers who match your interests and speed. No need to read what you don't want to read, nor read faster than is comfortable. It is all about enjoying your reading and your books. Poke around a read a variety of threads and you'll gravitate to those who interest you. I love the 75 book challenge group and the speedy ones therein; however, I have read less than 20 books this year so I'll not be hitting the 75 goal. Nope, not me. Does not mean I can't be a part of that group.
Welcome kehausen, angeljacoby, sebaspala, psy-q, dgold, whiten06, Kythe42, Anelis, xjurajx, h-mb, malinablue, Engine44 and Merryann!!!
Yes, indeed. We love to have new folks around. Hope you find a good way to enjoy yourself.
Plenty of room in the Pub! Welcome to all of you. Just wave so we know you're here!
Thank you! I've only just begun on the site. So far so good. It's going to take forever and a day to unbox, sort, & scan in my books. Yowza. But it's a happy problem. I'm kind of loving it. :D
angeljacoby, actually that's the lovely bit of becoming part of this site. As you enter the books, you end up revisiting old books from your shelves that you haven't read in ages. So comforting.
Yes, the process of handling and sorting all of your books is a wonderful part of the LibraryThing experience.
Welcome JAMIESTANLEY, davidlovesjava, SheilaRuth, KELL4772, lryer, bibliophile12, storiesbyrebecca, DaisyGriffin, emmaecodu, mincka83, 2wonderY, Jay-Be, TempleCat, blue_fantasy, mcockcroft and themythicalcodfish!!!
Don't be afraid to post! :o)
If you'd like, we can arrange to have a parade with marching bands come through! It frequently brings out the denizens of the pub. You know, the silly ones - bug-eyed monsters (BEMs) and the like. Just say the word.
Can't we have a parade of the Johnny Depp clones as well? Yummy...
Yes, let's have a parade!
I'll start it with some of the True Blood crew.
I think there should always be food at a good parade, and here's my latest infatuation to provide:
Michael Symon, an Iron Chef. I don't know how he is as a beefcake, but I'm pretty sure his beef and cake are marvelous!
And have you heard his giggle? Impossible not to smile along.
Yes, let's have more Beef and Cake! and Giggles! I like Giggles from men.
Welcome b00ksman, llaaiinnaa, Wyskers, yasminez, liz.mabry, E.Trax, connie53, Diane-bpcb, Lazerrus, avatarodyssey, kathygeiser, mrmapcase, and Dante53212!!!
Take your time, poke around and explore the odd corners and dark passageways, there is much to do and enjoy here. Then come back and tell us what you love about LT.
Thanks everyone! I'm having a great time around the pub so far.
>184 MrsLee: I live Michael Symon's laugh; it's truly infectious :).
Welcome codewitch, sidgear, scribble76, BarbN, WadeGarret, AuthorBernardB, josslriley, zjakkelien, jamiet, HenriMoreaux, Lydia_Perversius, jbuelow, pil8, leduck, Izabi, fire.man6, AnthonyDeRouen, seoighe13, HeavyH2O, l3ohu, bmacis, samaside, librarybeluga, juliemarie27, MARoberts, eclecticdodo, diana.n, trouthe, PeterMaley and BjHarmon!
I'm afraid I missed a few people. Sorry about that.
Wow, that's lots of folks. Welcome, welcome, welcome. Be sure you read our front page…there are some fun ideas there.
Welcome BluegreenMarie, pattykins42, ggoldby, Bonnie_Ferrante, ChrissG, Serinde24, DeliteDeb, wiggle363, AncientLore, Niki_Zaiko, oivpe, FeyPosy, caramoore and quiddityks!
And welcome back Storeetllr! :o)
Welcome RomuloXIII, mattwillms, Nycodemus, Radella, shreelar, Sarah_Buckley, Faustgeist, OscarVR, LenoreR, jcordes, daniel.leary, mariathermann, imyril and onetake!!!
Welcome to all of you. I hope you have a good time in the Green Dragon!
Me, too. I started out by just exploring! there is so much to find, then jump into some conversations! Or look for a challenge or two.
Welcome KnottyArtisan, Kassilem, xhoni.pirra, skaterchic, kmccloskey, xtrylanx, ThorinLonghorn, EricTwose, kxu65 and RobandRuthHarris. :o)
Welcome everyone!!! Haven't gotten to the door lately to be part of the receiving line but clamairy can't be expected to greet people while dealing with snow and fending off advances from the various species found here in the Pub. Pull up a chair, find a congenial conversation, and mingle. It's a friendly crowd.
Welcome, and pick up a book, or recommend a book, or have a beer.
Has anybody seen Groo lately? Can anybody else around here make PGGBs? Should we introduce our newbies to them?
Groo is quite busy with Real Life™ at the moment. Anyone can order up a PGGB, though. :o)
Here's one on the house.
Welcome empress8411, AChism, thailyn, Annmarie_Banks, wdsdyschild5, AmyUnamazing, plapaul and OldDan!!
Don't be shy.
That's eight new members in five days!
Welcome HL84, femaleapodaca, billlbo, fwbackus, MFRizzi, gregjames, klehma3303, LamontCranston, natcontrary, AmeliaPicklewiggle and PlayhouseMysteries!!!
It is lovely to see some new names here! Welcome everyone, but watch out for those PGGBs, they can be quite potent.
Amelia Picklewiggle isn't a new name. That was my aunt's maiden name.
Lamont Cranston on the other hand, is clearly new. Who knows what books lurk in the library of Lamont Cranston?
Bwaa haa haa - MrAndrew, where have you been? Always good to see you posting! :o)
>#209: No, from the Boston Picklewiggles, actually. The shunned branch of the usually genial Picklewiggle clan. I think my aunt was trying to distance herself from the scandal when she moved to Majorca and married Herbert Hugglebottom. I never thought much of him myself. Too serious and arty.
Welcome Libraryson11, RumpelstilskinsGold, YesNoMaybe, MarkAlexander, jfclark, SquireMike, FanKim, bohemianedu, schatzi, vicwong, StefTscho, curatedbookshelves and Peace2!
Thank you for the welcome! It's fascinating following what everyone's reading - unfortunately it's also making me look out for more books when I was hoping to get down more of the TBR pile!
Peace2, I've been here for almost 8 years and I have ended up adding roughly 1000 more books to my shelves in that time.
And I'm chiming in to say: yup, happens to most of us! I used to have a huge library of books I'd read, and it was amazing to my friends and family. Now several years later, I have a huge library of books I need to find time to read! Still amazing.
I'm clearly doomed then! There is no hope (as this morning's saunter past the charity shop clearly proved as I left with 5 extra books, at least three of which I can directly blame on having seen them mentioned on this site and the other two to having noticed that I hadn't read them indirectly because of this site and that was before I passed the library to return one audio book and and because one of the really helpful librarians was in, we had a chat and I put in a reservation for another one that's been out of stock for the last few months) I shall run wailing into the distance at this point - unless anyone knows where I can find a few extra hours in the day?
Get up earlier? No one is making much noise and it is a good time to get some reading done.
>216 Peace2:: You'll have to let us know what you think of the books we've managed to push you into buying!
> #219 LT people en masse appear to be on an enabling spree - every single group I've been following has prompted either books listed on my wishlist here or at amazon/book depository or acquisitions on trips out!
> #218 I've made a thread over on the group 'Books off the Shelf Challenge' showing what I've been reading, but wasn't sure that I should make a duplicate here and I'm not terribly good at remembering where I heard about each book - although so far most of the books I've heard about and acquired have made it on to the TBR pile rather than as far as actually being read.
I'm feeling a little pleased with myself as, having made it through 40 books in the whole of last year, so far this year I've made it through 22! However my other 'creative' projects do appear to be suffering somewhat . . . My niece's birthday present might be knitted in time for Christmas at this rate instead of May (unless I can figure out a way to read actual physical books and knit at the same time!) and let's not mention the cross-stitch pattern. My original intention for the year was to read 26 (I think it's a marathon's worth - in the sense of 1 per mile) out of a list of 70 books on my TBR pile and 9 audiobooks. I'm already well past the 9 audios (I think I'm on about 14) and I've read 10 of the original list of 70 so far (by combining with the audio versions). The list of 70 while still being my 'to read in 2014' is accompanied by a much larger 'to be read' list which is I think currently over 320 (but includes those still on the 2014 list).
ohhh cool. I'm a huge fan of Star Trek. But, it's just got so............ Ya know. But I do like the older ones and some of the newer ones. :)
>223 sfaith113: You found one of our oldie-but-goodie threads! Welcome!
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