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What We Got For Christmas
8 November 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Surely you aren’t really asking this group if you are being too obsessive over the Beatles? Are you having a post-sugar rush crash?

I ended up giving it to my middle child – one of my 2 daughters – she likes the Beatles and Paul but may not have heard much George – hope she likes it.

 

Giving one child a George CD and having another of your children recognize and comment on first-world problems. Sounds like you are a really good dad. You mentioned that your children are 14, 19, and 21. I didn’t really have a dad after I was 10. I hope you all continue to be a close family.

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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 :)

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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.

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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.

Good plan – I reckon being grown up is overrated.

I get a kick when my kids tell me their friends can’t believe the ‘stuff’ we have in the house because I like them as well – so lots of books, music, movies, comics, video games, board and card games (Magic the Gathering etc.) and so on.

 

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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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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.

 

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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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^ 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.

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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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^^ 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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^ 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.

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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?).

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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.

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

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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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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*

 

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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.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

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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.

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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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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