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We're only a few weeks away from another milestone, so I wanted to start the thread before I completely forget and we pass it unobserved. :o)
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Yeah, it is a lot of posts, but we have been at it for 6.5 years. :o)
We have been at it for 6.5 years, so we must be doing something right!!
Yes, 6.5 years! Our 'Green Dragon' - if a child - would be well into school now! How long can we keep it alive?
Alive and kicking and screaming and having way too much fun! That's us!
But...but....but are we doing our part? Where's the party? The wisecracks? the jokes? and little stories? We must help.
We definitely need another party in the pub. Someone bring the marshmallows, and we need Groo to mix up a batch of PGGBs. I'll be innocently sitting in my usual place at the end of the bar.
Morphy, put those screwdrivers away! The Roombas (**shudder**) need to rest.
Maggs, we need pillows for those who have too many PGGBs. :)
Well, there's the Bug-Eyed-Monster standing right there behind you. Ask him.
//Sawu!bona= Fu!na wena// amapafini amabubi amasmefa //ukhayi?
What about the SPITTING COBRAS?
I think I'll go check on the pool boys. :)
Hurrah for the cheese and for friends who care, hurrah for all who are willing to share, hurrah for the dragon who's green, and hurrah for us all when we do make the scene!
Mmmm, cheese . . . I'll just perch up here on the bar, avoiding the SPITTING COBRAS.
**jumps back on the bar**
Sorry, Sakerfalcon. Didn't mean to get in your way. :)
No worries GeorgiaDawn, this bar is like the Tardis - there's room for all of us up here, plus infinite amounts of cheese and PGGBs!
*enters, sliding across the floor, snatching a drink from Rosie's tray*
whoo hoo! Great news! MrMorphy's trip to the doctor suggests the problem can be just monitored for now! I think I've rented my little rental house (after 4 months vacant)!! and my RL book group was swollen when 8 people showed up, and we had at least two more who could have come. This is after several months of there only being 2-3 showing up.
Rosie, drinks on the house on me!
Now let's get the pillows out, and where did we store the marshmallow guns?
The blue-footed boobies are on protection deal, armed with the marshmallow guns. They will return them, but the ammo is probably all eaten.
OK, here's a posting, just to use up some space:
Next weekend, specifically Saturday, 1/26 the American Library Association is having a convention in Seattle, at the convention center. Someone on LT, maybe even in the 75 books group, suggested a meet up after the convention on Saturday and I am working to identify a nice place to go. But! I've forgotten who is working on letting people know... Or even who will be there.... and how we might meet-up.
Any one able to help me out?
Whoo hoo! The ALA meeting is on, and there is a tiny little LT Meet-Up looming this afternoon! Party time! Librarians and their admirers know how to have fun!
*shoots off confetti cannon*
Now This is What I Call a "piece of cake"! Let's just do it. Have a party here, tonight!
Ya, me, too, but there's room for more! Have a beer, put up your feet, and see what creativity will bring!
The last time I did that, I ended up composing limericks that featured the Green Dragon! It's a dangerous thing, beers and creativity.
Great. I'll have some of that, and that, and that
*staggers with several plates of cheese, and a big mug of beer, over to the table by the window.*
I'll just sit here and see if I can find some passerby people to invite to the party...
not me, sadly.
*drops head onto table*
(she's been taking pain pills for an infected root canal....)
A little bird told me there is a party going on here! I've been to a high school basketball game. I hope I didn't miss the party!
Maggs, I haven't seen it either.
*swings by for the party*
*swoops over the bar and grabs a drink*
*flops into the pillow pile*
I'm here, but I feel like Marvin the robot. Don't mind me. Nobody does. I'll just sit here in the corner and watch all the blazing wit sparkling in the pub. *sigh* Party on dude. *shoulders slump*
*poking MrsLee with marshmallow gun* C'mon, Lee...get your sparkle on!
When wit fails, soft gooey ammo must suffice.
That "kablooey" was my laser arm roasting those marshmallows! Glitter. Joy. Festivities. Yay. Glitter makes me sneeze. Please, have fun. I know you want to. My gears will grind slowly away and turn to rust while you humans sparkle.
Look at me, I can Disco
*lifts up head*
Oh, fireworks? Let's see, I think the confetti cannon was put in the closet....
*drags out the cannon, and shoots off the confetti* Wheeeeeee
yeah! that's it.
I sure love The Green Dragon! Books! Cheer! Laughter! More books!
What's everybody reading these days? I'm reading Let's Don't Go To The Dogs Tonight, Anna Karenina, and just picked up Wild Bill Donovan: The Spymaster Who Created the OSS and Modern American Espiionage. Three very different books!
oh, I forgot, Rosie, can you bring me another beer please?
Party on, dudes!
Can't sleep. Feel the need for liquid libations. Probably green tea, since it is still too-damn-early-o'clock. Maybe I'll just stretch out in the darkness by the pool and see if the pool boys can wake me up. Or put me back to sleep.
oh, MerryMary, I'm in that "can't sleep" place, too. Been sleeping a lot to over come the bad tooth problem and now I'm feeling better, and wide awake at 3:37 am local time. Ha!
So I was playing Angry Birds and thinking about buying a new smart phone. Toys! Gadgets! I love them.
There is some sort of free "see the TV show" that I noticed recently but it does not play on every techno toy. I think it does on the new phone, though.
I think I'll go shopping..... that's a great way to wile away the hours till time to get up....
Karen requested a platter of cheese from the cafe for all you hardworking posters, so here you go:
Good luck with the lottery, Karen!
Cheese! and flowers! and strawberries! Oh My!!!!
Nom, nom, nom.
Any wine left from last night for breakfast?
Modern life is so funny. I can buy a up to date smart phone but of course there are "conditions". One way to buy it is to sign up for two years of another phone line. This would mean that Benny could have his own phone number, Greta Garbo could have her own phone number, and then I would maintain the emergency phone number which people would use if they wanted to actually tell me something.
Oh, I forgot, I think I'll have a glass of wine with my cheeses, and those grapes are very sweet. I'm glad someone brought them!
And here's a toast to Hawaii
I just purchased my ticket on line for my trip next December! It is done! I will go. And I will take at least two cameras with me.
Now bottoms up everyone
let's all plan our next vacation
* comes in, grabs a beer and a plate of cheese*
*makes way to MrsLee's corner*
Excuse me, but is this place taken?
*settles for a delightful evening of silence*
Reading a book? Who ever heard of a Green Dragoneer doing such a thing? ;-)
Well, at the very least, hfglen, you can try to make noise when you glug down the beer. Silence is really difficult in the Green Dragon (as in most good pubs) and we'll worry that you're an automaton or something.
You are always welcome here, Hugh. I'm not feeling quite so Marvinish tonight, so perhaps I won't bring you down too far. :) At the moment I have the kitty-who-will-not-be-denied on my lap, so, it's all good.
Any good pub has to have comfy chairs (near the fire) for people to curl up and read their books with red wine and cheese. A nice murmur of conversation and laughter in the background - an evening reading place
Being my imagination there should be a veranda which is warm, with a view and long cool drinks available for reading a morning and late afternoon reading place
OH, yes, a good pub does have a good reading place, or two. One for the chill in the evening, and one for the warmth of the mid-afternoon.
And a fine selection of good foods for lunch, I would think.
Thank you, all. The places sound excellent, but how about a hammock under one of several attractive trees outside for those warm summer afternoons? Then, Jill, you'll soon have a quiet (?) snore added to the conversation and merriment!
And I'm pleased MrsLee has cheered up a bit.
I'm ready now! I went to sleep at 8 last night and slept until 6 this morning. I was a bit tired and fighting a migraine. I feel like a new person!
What has a pitcher of PGGB? I'd like one or four.
Do the Roombas pass them out now? What are they doing? Useless creatures!!! Morphy! ??? Where are you?
Look what I found. A whole package, party sized, of calorie free potato chips - they taste really greasy but don't put any pounds on my hips! Whoo hoo
Came home to a grilled burger with grilled onions and melted cheddar cheese on sourdough bread, served with a Negra Modelo. Now who could be grumpy after that? Plus, I have a kitty desperate for love on my lap, and, I heard today that a guest we had put on our "DoNotRentTo list made the "Most Wanted" list in our county. Is there evil in my that makes that satisfying?
*raises a glass, to toast MrsLee*
Here's to the Innkeepers of the World, who provide us safe and comfortable homes away from Our Home, cheers*
We need to bring in the catering folks and set up the tables for a fancy feast!
*scurries around, looking for a broom, trying to look as if she might clean up*
Oh, wonderful: calorie free, and cholesterol free, too. That is what is so wonderful and enjoyable and fun and creative and special about The Green Dragon parties! No harm! No fouls!
Well, if we are the only people posting there is a dozen left to do.... but we are not.... so....
Oh, I'm sure we made it by now. The link only updates once a day, and this is NOT the only GD thread in which folks are posting. LOL
So, yeah, let the celebration begin!
Thost Cheers ppeeps looks soooo goood
*takes a big gulp*
*lays her head on the bar* (too much PGGB)
Wait. Nothing special, I'm afraid. I can only see backwards through time. Turns out it's called "memory".
This should be it! If I counted backwards correctly.
They ask you to do that when they are putting you "under" for an operation.... Please count down from 10 to 1: I never got beyond 8.
Happy 300,000 posts Green Dragon. Couldn't happen to a better group! Hip hip hooray!
I have a question: do I join the Green Dragon fantasy group or the Science Fiction Fan group? Or both? Or am I banned from Green Dragon because I am a teatotaller and drink no alcohol?
I have decided: I have joined your group. It looks like fun, but I hope you don't mind me drinking tea in your pub! (I'm drinking Teaberry blend right now from Vancouver Island's Butchart Gardens. Yum! Always drink tea while I'm writing!
114> not to worry - there are other teatotallers here. Just made my self a pot of Irish Breakfast (at 3:30 pm - I am SUCH a rebel!).
Rosie makes a great Klatchian coffee, from what I hear, and the tea selection is great. I just had a strawberry chilli chai, and it was fantastic!
errengreywolf welcome, i think you would be in more trouble if you don't like cheese!
Plus I think there are some really good non alcoholic PGGB (Pan Galactic Gargel Blasters on offer at the bar.
hfglen you are welcome to a hammock or two in the trees, though last time I lay in a hammock to read a book I was asleep in about 30 seconds flat. I did wake up when my book (fortunately a paperback) hit me in the face, cause my hands had relaxed)
The lovely thing about the Green Dragon pub is that the beer does not get you drunk unless you want to be drunk, the PGGBs are lethal, if that is what you desire. The Tea is extra special and a very rare blend; the iced coffee is like none other. Plus all the snacks are guaranteed calorie free.
Enjoy and pay no consequences
Unless you insult Morphy's Roombas or GeorgiaDawn's pool boys. Then there are consequences.
*digs out the marshmallow guns* Where did the ammo get put?
Thought I'd come in and join the party. :)
**grabs some cheese and a cup of Earl Grey**
**grabs a cheese platter**
**raises coffee mug to new member**
If you're into that sort of thing, there's a pool out back which always has good weather. There's also a selection of pool boys who suspiciously resemble handsome celebrities.
Edit: PGGB = Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster
The pub seems strangely sedate these days. Could it be we are all growing older and more wise? Mostly just want to read? Who is reading a good books these days?
I'm loving Let's Don't Go To The Dogs Tonight. Reading about the huge changes between the days of "Rhodesia" and the days of "Zimbabwe" is fascinating. This author somehow makes a life filled with hardships and crises still seem like a wonderful time to be growing up. Talented writer she is!
Maggs, they are MY pool boys now? Whoo hoo! I am willing to share from time to time.
I love how it's always cold enough for a fire and warm drinks inside the pub and warm enough around the pool to keep the pool boys busy. This is a wonderful place!
Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters? Who made that up? So I am not alone in my teatotalling! I'm presenting drinking Strawberry black tea. Love cheese! I like Old Cheddar best, but that Wensleydale is fantastic! Send in the cheese platter!
At the moment, I'm reading the Necronomicon, by H.P. Lovecraft: a racist bastard, but an excellent writer. Very imaginative!
PGGBs came from the late, great and much-missed Douglas Adams - http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bartending/Cocktails/Pan_Galactic_Gargle_Blaster
Maggs, I'm almost finished with Oh, Myyy! by George Takei and Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger. The Carriger book in an ARC and very good! It's for young adults and set in Parasol Protectorate world. I'm not sure what is up next. I've spent more time grading papers and catching up on work lately than reading.
I am having dinner of cheese and crackers with orange marmalade. Prednisone can make one want to eat, and eat. Sigh
I finished reading Let's Don't Go To The Dogs Tonight and loved it. You can read my review on my thread. Or go to the book's page it is there too
Now I'm going to start reading the book I bought today - Buying The Farm: Peace and War on a Sixties Commune. Also a coming of age story, in a way. I knew some people who were involved with this place so I'm looking forward to reading this little social history. This may well be a good book to tell what the sixties was really like for some of us.
I hope it does not romanticize because it was not a romantic time. And this story is surely not everyone's story of the Sixties.
Well, we'll see.....*wanders off to find a good large glass of PGGB, thinking it is appropriate to the book she's going to read*
BTW, I second the comment that if you've not read A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe you may want to.... it does inform our antics here.
Hasn't everyone watched the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy? Everyone I know can answer 42! Did you know it is 6 x 6 + 6? Was that on purpose?
I have not watched it, and I have tried to read it, but did not get very far.
I've read it, listened on audio, watched the BBC tele version and the new movie. Yeah, we're fans.
Well, according to the link in the OP we hit our 350,000th post quite a while ago. About 770 posts to be more exact. I had planned to do a countdown back in January, but that didn't happen. So sorry.
I know we don't celebrate these milestones like we used to, but I'm thinking we should throw ourselves a virtual party in July when we also mark the 10th anniversary of the creation of the group.
What do you nice people think?
No true denizen of the Green Dragon pub would refuse a good party! I'm up for it. Extra supplies of balloons, roombas, cheese, beer and other fun stuff should probably be ordered immediately.
Oh yes, we had talked about some actual parties, but the threads have been silent for awhile. I still plan on going to the Bay Area in July, so any Dragoneers who want to meet up there will be welcome.
Yeah, and if anyone is planning to come to northern Wisco, the dock will be open! I hear it's kind of nuts here on the 4th of July.
A party? Who could not want a party? 10th Anniversary? Yup, excellent reason for a big blow out party. Alert the Roombas, and the PGGBs or were they PBBGs
I'll be there in either case!
The best thing about virtual cheese is that I can eat as much of it as I want. Let's have crumpets, too. With extra butter.
I'll order some wine. We can have a very fine virtual vintage. Alliteration always helps a party. Esh-speshly aftur a bockle or twooo ov vino.
>146 MerryMary: Is a suppy of marshmallows something akin to a murder of crows? Or a gaggle of geese? ;D
We will only need those "mushed" if we can find the big marshmallow guns. Any one know which closet they were hiding in??? Or is it somewhere under the bar? I know some people do hang out below and behind the bar while they watch others drink those PGGBs.
I'm trying to find my marshmallow gun.....
All this talk of marshmallows has caused me to wonder if marshmallow wine would be nice. I suppose it would depend on the aspect, the weather and the side of the bush from which one picks the marshmallows.
>150 pgmcc: I have a bottle of chocolate wine, you bring your marshmallow wine, we find someone with graham cracker wine, then we can all have shum-mores!
Oh, MrsLee, you are so creative! I love having parties with you involved planning the refreshments!
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