• LibraryThing
  • Book discussions
  • Your LibraryThing
  • Join to start using.

Countdown to The Dragon's 300,000th post!

The Green Dragon

Join LibraryThing to post.

This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.

Jan 7, 2013, 9:49am Top

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)

Only 2,692 to go!

Go here for checking on your own: http://www.librarything.com/groups_list.php

Jan 7, 2013, 9:59am Top


Edited: Jan 7, 2013, 10:07am Top

Yeah, it is a lot of posts, but we have been at it for 6.5 years. :o)

Jan 7, 2013, 4:06pm Top

We have been at it for 6.5 years, so we must be doing something right!!

Jan 7, 2013, 6:05pm Top

Yes, 6.5 years! Our 'Green Dragon' - if a child - would be well into school now! How long can we keep it alive?

Jan 7, 2013, 7:25pm Top


Jan 7, 2013, 7:36pm Top

Yay, us!

Jan 7, 2013, 8:11pm Top

Alive and kicking and screaming and having way too much fun! That's us!

Jan 8, 2013, 1:12am Top

What a lovely round number that will be!

Jan 9, 2013, 5:10pm Top

It's amazing how the posts mount up.

Jan 13, 2013, 8:17am Top

But...but....but are we doing our part? Where's the party? The wisecracks? the jokes? and little stories? We must help.

Jan 13, 2013, 10:09am Top

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. :)

Jan 13, 2013, 10:30am Top

Anybody seen the puffins, boobies or smurfs lately?

Jan 13, 2013, 1:09pm Top

Well, there's the Bug-Eyed-Monster standing right there behind you. Ask him.

Jan 13, 2013, 1:17pm Top

*turns about*
//Sawu!bona= Fu!na wena// amapafini amabubi amasmefa //ukhayi?

Jan 13, 2013, 1:18pm Top

Don't look like he's answering, Jill.

Jan 13, 2013, 3:36pm Top

What about the SPITTING COBRAS?

I think I'll go check on the pool boys. :)

Jan 13, 2013, 10:23pm Top

Some cheese should help the celebration along:

Jan 13, 2013, 10:40pm Top

Oh, good! Cheese...

Jan 13, 2013, 10:47pm Top

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!

Jan 14, 2013, 12:57am Top

18 - I want to caption that photo, "The Cheeses March"

Edited: Jan 14, 2013, 9:54am Top

Mmmm, cheese . . . I'll just perch up here on the bar, avoiding the SPITTING COBRAS.

Jan 14, 2013, 7:22pm Top


**jumps back on the bar**

Sorry, Sakerfalcon. Didn't mean to get in your way. :)

Edited: Feb 7, 2013, 6:06pm Top

*orders a round of drinks from the Rosie-bot*

Jan 15, 2013, 7:45am Top

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!

Jan 15, 2013, 8:25am Top

*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?

Jan 19, 2013, 11:30pm Top

The blue-footed boobies are on protection deal, armed with the marshmallow guns. They will return them, but the ammo is probably all eaten.

Jan 20, 2013, 12:25am Top

We might have to send in the tits to control the boobies.

Jan 20, 2013, 9:06am Top

#28 - *snork*

1,539 posts to go!!!

Jan 20, 2013, 9:26am Top

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?

Jan 27, 2013, 9:05am Top

Jan 27, 2013, 9:19am Top

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*

Jan 31, 2013, 8:46am Top

That is great news, maggie! Enjoy!

Jan 31, 2013, 8:53am Top

Only 679 left! Piece 'a CAKE!

Jan 31, 2013, 9:27am Top

Wow, we are getting really close!

Feb 5, 2013, 1:16pm Top

Feb 5, 2013, 3:22pm Top


Feb 5, 2013, 8:00pm Top

Now This is What I Call a "piece of cake"! Let's just do it. Have a party here, tonight!

Feb 5, 2013, 8:00pm Top

*runs into back room*

Feb 5, 2013, 8:00pm Top

*runs back out with two pitchers of beer*

Feb 5, 2013, 8:00pm Top

*looks around for glasses*

Feb 5, 2013, 8:07pm Top


Feb 5, 2013, 8:19pm Top

Oh, good, Clam has brought out the good glasses!

Feb 5, 2013, 8:19pm Top

Who's going to go get some cheese?

Feb 5, 2013, 8:54pm Top

Hey, I already contributed posts this week. Just sayin'

Feb 5, 2013, 9:09pm Top

Ya, me, too, but there's room for more! Have a beer, put up your feet, and see what creativity will bring!

Feb 5, 2013, 9:13pm Top

I got the cheese!

Feb 5, 2013, 9:14pm Top

The last time I did that, I ended up composing limericks that featured the Green Dragon! It's a dangerous thing, beers and creativity.

Feb 5, 2013, 9:15pm Top

And cheese! *one-track mind*

Feb 5, 2013, 9:22pm Top

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...

Feb 5, 2013, 9:22pm Top

Oh, by the way, has everyone who is going to, seen The Hobbit?

Feb 5, 2013, 9:28pm Top


Feb 5, 2013, 9:32pm Top

not me, sadly.

*drops head onto table*

(she's been taking pain pills for an infected root canal....)

Feb 5, 2013, 9:39pm Top

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.

Feb 5, 2013, 10:30pm Top

*swings by for the party*

*swoops over the bar and grabs a drink*

*flops into the pillow pile*


Feb 5, 2013, 11:58pm Top

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*

Feb 6, 2013, 12:07am Top

*poking MrsLee with marshmallow gun* C'mon, Lee...get your sparkle on!

When wit fails, soft gooey ammo must suffice.


Feb 6, 2013, 2:04am Top

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

Feb 6, 2013, 2:28am Top

Did we make it? Am I too late for the fireworks???

Feb 6, 2013, 3:42am Top

Ask Gandalf.

Feb 6, 2013, 6:08am Top

*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!

Feb 6, 2013, 6:09am Top

oh, I forgot, Rosie, can you bring me another beer please?

Party on, dudes!

Feb 6, 2013, 6:25am Top

#62 Party on, dudes!

"Be excellent to each other!"

Feb 6, 2013, 6:27am Top

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.

Feb 6, 2013, 6:38am Top

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!

Feb 6, 2013, 6:40am Top

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....


Edited: Feb 6, 2013, 9:24am Top

Karen requested a platter of cheese from the cafe for all you hardworking posters, so here you go:

Good luck with the lottery, Karen!

Edited: Feb 6, 2013, 9:51am Top

Cheese! and flowers! and strawberries! Oh My!!!!

Nom, nom, nom.

Any wine left from last night for breakfast?

Feb 6, 2013, 11:01am Top

There's a big plate full of doughnuts.

Feb 6, 2013, 1:10pm Top

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.

Feb 6, 2013, 1:11pm Top

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!

Feb 6, 2013, 2:10pm Top

Feb 6, 2013, 2:17pm Top

Oh, excellent.

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

Feb 6, 2013, 2:26pm Top

* 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*

Feb 6, 2013, 3:06pm Top

Really? Silence? Are you reading a book or something?

Feb 6, 2013, 3:39pm Top

Reading a book? Who ever heard of a Green Dragoneer doing such a thing? ;-)

Feb 6, 2013, 7:34pm Top

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.

Feb 6, 2013, 7:35pm Top

Or maybe Morphy's roombas are plotting...in the closets.

Feb 7, 2013, 12:40am Top

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.

Feb 7, 2013, 2:13am Top

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

Feb 7, 2013, 7:33am Top

Feb 7, 2013, 7:59am Top

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.

Feb 7, 2013, 2:24pm Top

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.

Edited: Feb 7, 2013, 4:45pm Top

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.

Feb 7, 2013, 4:50pm Top

Do the Roombas pass them out now? What are they doing? Useless creatures!!! Morphy! ??? Where are you?

Feb 7, 2013, 6:27pm Top

Roombas? Morphy's Roombas?? **shudder**

Feb 7, 2013, 9:12pm Top

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

Feb 7, 2013, 9:40pm Top

Is there calorie free dip to go with those chips?

Feb 7, 2013, 11:33pm Top

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?

Feb 8, 2013, 5:04am Top

MrsLee, you rub shoulders with some exalted people.

Feb 8, 2013, 7:55am Top

*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*

Edited: Feb 8, 2013, 8:04am Top

So close!

Feb 8, 2013, 8:10am Top

oh, my!

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*

Feb 8, 2013, 9:28am Top

Feb 8, 2013, 9:33am Top

Nice spread, calm.

I hope my doctor isn't looking.

Feb 8, 2013, 9:51am Top

I'll help get rid of some of the cheese ...

Feb 8, 2013, 12:04pm Top

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!

Feb 8, 2013, 12:20pm Top

Well, until the Roombas get loose at any rate. Then all bets are off.

Feb 8, 2013, 12:29pm Top

Have we made it yet?

Feb 8, 2013, 12:33pm Top

Well, if we are the only people posting there is a dozen left to do.... but we are not.... so....

Feb 8, 2013, 12:55pm Top

I'm here for another hour ... let's go for it!

Edited: Feb 8, 2013, 1:22pm Top

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!

Feb 8, 2013, 1:28pm Top

*******shooting off confetti cannons********

Feb 8, 2013, 1:51pm Top


*grabs a PGGB and gulps it down*


Feb 8, 2013, 4:07pm Top

My round! cheers peeps!

Feb 8, 2013, 5:56pm Top

*downs a PGGB*

I can see through time...

Feb 8, 2013, 6:19pm Top

I'll take an iced coffee, please, no cream or sugar.


Feb 9, 2013, 7:13am Top

Thost Cheers ppeeps looks soooo goood

*takes a big gulp*

*lays her head on the bar* (too much PGGB)

Feb 9, 2013, 7:25am Top

Wait. Nothing special, I'm afraid. I can only see backwards through time. Turns out it's called "memory".

Feb 9, 2013, 2:50pm Top

Cheers, good friends!

Feb 9, 2013, 3:28pm Top

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!

Feb 9, 2013, 4:29pm Top


Feb 9, 2013, 4:36pm Top

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?

Feb 9, 2013, 4:50pm Top

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!

Feb 9, 2013, 5:32pm Top

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!).

Feb 9, 2013, 6:01pm Top

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!

Feb 9, 2013, 6:02pm Top

errengreywolf, you are not alone. I'm drinking iced coffee... :)

Feb 9, 2013, 7:25pm Top

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)

Feb 9, 2013, 7:33pm Top

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?

Feb 9, 2013, 8:28pm Top

Ammo? *Burp* I don't know...

Want some hot chocolate?

Feb 9, 2013, 8:38pm Top

(-; oh, hot chocolate is it?

Feb 10, 2013, 12:28am Top

Thought I'd come in and join the party. :)

**grabs some cheese and a cup of Earl Grey**

Feb 10, 2013, 4:30am Top

**grabs a cheese platter**
**raises coffee mug to new member**

Welcome, errengreywolf!

Edited: Feb 10, 2013, 6:15am Top

*raises PGGB*

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

Feb 10, 2013, 8:37am Top

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!

Feb 10, 2013, 9:49am Top

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!

Feb 10, 2013, 11:14am Top

GD, what are you reading over there?

Feb 10, 2013, 12:48pm Top

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!

Feb 10, 2013, 1:20pm Top

Douglas Adams in theHitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Please read the book or watch the movie / TV series if you haven't already done so -- then you'll know why 42 is so often the Ultimate Answer here.

Feb 10, 2013, 1:21pm Top

PGGBs came from the late, great and much-missed Douglas Adams - http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Bartending/Cocktails/Pan_Galactic_Gargle_Blaster

Feb 10, 2013, 2:16pm Top

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.

Feb 10, 2013, 3:49pm Top

I love Havarti...

Feb 10, 2013, 9:38pm Top

Oh, my!

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.

Feb 11, 2013, 3:01am Top

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?

Feb 11, 2013, 6:22am Top

I refuse to watch it, but I have read it a dozen times or so.

Feb 11, 2013, 9:35pm Top

I have not watched it, and I have tried to read it, but did not get very far.

Feb 11, 2013, 11:17pm Top

I've read it, listened on audio, watched the BBC tele version and the new movie. Yeah, we're fans.

Group: The Green Dragon

3,655 members

345,508 messages


This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,881,553 books! | Top bar: Always visible