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Help with my Christmas Gift :)
8 November 2013
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trcanberra said
Just to wrap this up – I went with the Dark Horse Years box set and it arrived on the doorstep today.  It looks SO nice; now I just have to persuade someone there is really no need to waste any Christmas wrapping paper on it, and in fact it would make the CD shelf look a lot better with it sat on top.

Hmm – should I keep my old version of the Cloud Nine CD so I can compare an original with a remaster, or is that much too obsessive collecting?

I heard there is a needy little girl in Ireland, who can't find George CDs in music shops. Would you care to help this child receive the gift of music?

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8 November 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said

trcanberra said
Just to wrap this up – I went with the Dark Horse Years box set and it arrived on the doorstep today.  It looks SO nice; now I just have to persuade someone there is really no need to waste any Christmas wrapping paper on it, and in fact it would make the CD shelf look a lot better with it sat on top.

Hmm – should I keep my old version of the Cloud Nine CD so I can compare an original with a remaster, or is that much too obsessive collecting?

I heard there is a needy little girl in Ireland, who can't find George CDs in music shops. Would you care to help this child receive the gift of music?

Ha ha – sorry – my daughter has it in HER grasp now.  Maybe you can ad it to a Christmas 'wish list' – it only cost me around A$7 delivered off ebay.

 

9 November 2013
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^ Thanks, my son turned 15 yesterday, and of course now thinks he is all grown up – I never thought I was grown up at any age, definitely not now :)

LOL (x3)

I've almost given up trying to figure out how to be a grown up. It's just a hard concept for my mind to fathom.

I was always told to "loosen up, act like a kid, you're only a kid once!" when I was younger. Never really could act like a kid, whatever that meant- was always too busy reading or doing something else. So in that sense, I was always a grown up… and I don't think that's always a good thing.

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9 November 2013
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^ Did it really bother you, because I get it all the time and I just feel like screaming. It's worse this year because I've moved to a different school where the teachers don't know me, and they're on at me all the time. It's suffocating me.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

9 November 2013
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^ Did it really bother you, because I get it all the time and I just feel like screaming. It's worse this year because I've moved to a different school where the teachers don't know me, and they're on at me all the time. It's suffocating me.

No, it didn't really bother me. The 3-on-1 ass kickings I used to take in school bothered me, but other than that, I preferred to be on my own. It'll get better. Once you hit college, no one cares, and you'll run into people who like you for you. I speak from experience, because I had the Charlie Brown "no one cares about me" syndrome BAD back in school, and once out of high school and into college and the real world, all that petty garbage goes away.

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9 November 2013
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^^ I agree. People used to tell me that my high school years would be the best of my life, and thank goodness that turned out not to be true.

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9 November 2013
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^ Did it really bother you, because I get it all the time and I just feel like screaming. It's worse this year because I've moved to a different school where the teachers don't know me, and they're on at me all the time. It's suffocating me.

I was praised for being "mature beyond my years" in high school by all the adults around me. Of course, the praise felt good because I liked to please those I was taught to admire and respect. Which fed into a gigantic loop of me locking down and acting even more "mature." Notice, I said "acting." I think not experiencing  some of those teen and young adult stages in their proper timing and sequence has hampered me as an adult, emotionally and in self-perception. But, then again, I can't do a controlled clinical experiment by going back in time and controlling for various factors to see if the end result would be different. This is just who I am, with all that did and didn't go before. I'll admit that it is hard to accept that sometimes. I have a lot of regret I need to let go of. If anyone has successfully worked through the process of letting go of regret, I wouldn't mind some advice.

Edit: I just noticed that this is a Christmas present thread. Boy, howdy, talking about derailed.

9 November 2013
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^ I think it's karma that a thread I created went off-topic so well, given that I have been known to run off-topic now and then (not doing it again am I?).

9 November 2013
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10 November 2013
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Of course we should all try and stay on-topic as much as possible, but this time, mja, I was looking for some consolation. It was only a minor deviation as wetsroosa had mentioned something. I'm sorry anyway, though.

Thanks for your words, guys.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

10 November 2013
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Emily, notice the winking George. It was actually a tongue-in-cheek response to trcanberra's comment directly above, where he ends up asking if his thoughts on running off-topic are running off-topic. Maybe I should have included a few words to make myself clearer! Sometimes smileys aren't enough! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14paul-mccartney

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10 November 2013
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Aplogies, then. Yes, sometimes a few words can give a text more meaning heart

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

10 November 2013
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mja6758 said
Emily, notice the winking George. It was actually a tongue-in-cheek response to trcanberra's comment directly above, where he ends up asking if his thoughts on running off-topic are running off-topic. Maybe I should have included a few words to make myself clearer! Sometimes smileys aren't enough! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14paul-mccartney

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Ha ha – yes, I assumed it was directed at me and had a good giggle.

And Emily, this is the one forum where running off topic and that awesome icon in response are all handled in good humour.  I hope the school sorts itself out, and there, I did it again :)

*Shuffles around looking for the icon that lets me thumb my nose at mja*

 

10 November 2013
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Surely there will be times when a topic goes off topic and shouldn't be shunted back on. It surely has to be depend on where the topic went and the nature of what is being discussed.

Anyway if anyone has a solution to letting go of regrets and past experiences please let me know as well. Would love to be able to stop some stuff coming back to mind – as must nearly everyone in life.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
11 November 2013
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meanmistermustard said
Surely there will be times when a topic goes off topic and shouldn't be shunted back on. It surely has to be depend on where the topic went and the nature of what is being discussed.

Anyway if anyone has a solution to letting go of regrets and past experiences please let me know as well. Would love to be able to stop some stuff coming back to mind – as must nearly everyone in life.

Ain't it the truth? I've actually learned- or forced myself, either one- to let go of the memories that used to haunt me. And there was a few, one in particular that I might get into someday, but this isn't the time or place. Maybe somebody here should start a "Letting go of the past" topic on this forum; I'd do it, but I know what I'd write about, and I don't want to go there unless a few others went into their pain as I would with mine.

Anyways… stay-on-topic… the wife is getting me The Capitol Albums Volume 2 for Christmas. Can't wait! brian-epstein

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11 November 2013
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wetsroosa said

Anyways… stay-on-topic… the wife is getting me The Capitol Albums Volume 2 for Christmas. Can't wait! brian-epstein

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13 November 2013
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wetsroosa said

Ain't it the truth? I've actually learned- or forced myself, either one- to let go of the memories that used to haunt me. And there was a few, one in particular that I might get into someday, but this isn't the time or place. Maybe somebody here should start a "Letting go of the past" topic on this forum; I'd do it, but I know what I'd write about, and I don't want to go there unless a few others went into their pain as I would with mine.
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Our happy forum has amongst its members a database administrator, a radio segment producer, a person who can help you find the right shade of blue paint for your bathroom, a person who helps in building construction, a chemist, and a librarian (those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head).

I think what we need a resident clinical psychologist.

13 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

wetsroosa said
Ain't it the truth? I've actually learned- or forced myself, either one- to let go of the memories that used to haunt me. And there was a few, one in particular that I might get into someday, but this isn't the time or place. Maybe somebody here should start a "Letting go of the past" topic on this forum; I'd do it, but I know what I'd write about, and I don't want to go there unless a few others went into their pain as I would with mine.
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Our happy forum has amongst its members a database administrator, a radio segment producer, a person who can help you find the right shade of blue paint for your bathroom, a person who helps in building construction, a chemist, and a librarian (those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head).

I think what we need a resident clinical psychologist.

You forgot to mention actress a-hard-days-night-george-10

But on a more serious note that list needs more cowbell dinosaurs 

 

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13 November 2013
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^ I must come close – my tagline on most sites is 'gaming dinosaur'.

Oh, and you can add 'management consultant' – which means next to nothing – to that list.  Or economist if you want to tie me down.

13 November 2013
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All we need is a doctor lads and we can set up our own Beatle-village, (there's one in Devon up for sale for £10 million) It'd be great! Lennon Lane, McCartney Manor (where are all the Paulettes live), Harrison Hall (a meeting place/school) and Starr Station (to keep in contact with the outside world o.O ) Also Sutcliffe Street, 'Best Buy' (see what I did there a-hard-days-night-george-10 ) and any other place that we need-parfait I'll make waffles for the journey

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