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Where did topic go

speee1dy
October 23, 2012 04:06PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

hey

there was a topic about someone who knew a very shy person. Where did that thread go?

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Alana33
October 23, 2012 05:23PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,780

Ask Islander!
Last I saw IT was a bit rude and OT called her on it and then everything was gone!

Re: Where did topic go

speee1dy
October 23, 2012 05:48PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

boy did i miss a lot-it seemed like a decent conversation last i looked

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speee1dy
October 23, 2012 05:50PM

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and how did it get heated enough that it was pulled? just a nice simple thread about how shy people could meet others.

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Bombi
October 23, 2012 06:22PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

To bad, I was going to post some ways that I try to be more social. Part of the solution is to identify the cause.

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sallyf
October 23, 2012 07:51PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 140

that is what i was thinking - meet people doing something that you love - helps stop the initial "what do I talk about?" problem...I thought that between us we could have come up with some groups or activities that she could have quietly joined. My only concern was that she felt that she couldn't explore St Thomas alone - perhaps might be a self-confidence thing rather than true shyness - the OP seemed to know her pretty well tho..

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blu4u
October 23, 2012 09:17PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 842

Interesting.....??? Funny how conversations turn ugly when certain people are involved....

Too bad I missed the thread. I like meeting new people. I think it depends upon having an activity or interest that you enjoy. For years most of my social life revolved around the kid's school and their friend's parents. Life as empty nester is less full. Where are all the good book clubs?

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Iris Tramm
October 23, 2012 10:15PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 681

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Alana33
Ask Islander!
Last I saw IT was a bit rude and OT called her on it and then everything was gone!

Liable much?

Sheesh. Heretoforward let it be known that Alana33 can't take a joke.

Re: Where did topic go

Islander
October 23, 2012 11:16PM

Admin

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 1,161

Sorry folks, the original poster of that thread asked for it to be removed... perhaps because the shy individual didn't like that the thread was about them. Anyway, it was a very good topic. And certainly if someone wants to start a general topic about how to get involved once they move, how to meet people, it might be a great thing to do.

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BeachcomberStt
October 24, 2012 12:39AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,014

As the OP of the thread that disappeared.

All I am going to say is I stuck my nose where it shouldn't have gone and asked for it to removed.

I learned a lesson regretfully.

Re: Where did topic go

sallyf
October 24, 2012 01:00AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 140

I am sure that your heart was in the right place - it is sure difficult to navigate the waters of the human relationships smiling

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BeachcomberStt
October 24, 2012 02:00AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 1,014

Like Islander said this topic is closed and if someone else would like to start a thread like Islander described above. Go for it! smiling

Re: Where did topic go

speee1dy
October 24, 2012 08:07AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

well, at least i know what happened. for a bit there i thought i was going crazy.

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Alana33
October 24, 2012 11:41AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,780

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BeachcomberStt
Like Islander said this topic is closed and if someone else would like to start a thread like Islander described above. Go for it! smiling

You gained some insight and you did your best to help a friend.

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Linda J
October 25, 2012 08:46AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

Speedy, are you sure you aren't going crazy anyway???

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Bombi
October 25, 2012 09:22AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

a little bit crazy is good, no?

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speee1dy
October 25, 2012 10:15AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

linda, that is always possible

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Linda J
October 25, 2012 10:20AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

I thought leaving STX would make me saner -- so far, not happening. lol

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speee1dy
October 25, 2012 11:48AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

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CAtoSTX
October 25, 2012 12:09PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 592

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Linda J
I thought leaving STX would make me saner -- so far, not happening. lol

It's all Ric's fault. but sane or not, you are missed!

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Linda J
October 25, 2012 12:58PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

Miss you guys too! But there are some perks to living here. This weekend Ric and I took a 4-day trip into the Smoky Mountains to enjoy the fall color. It was great.

Re: Where did topic go

speee1dy
October 25, 2012 02:15PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

now see, thats the kind of stuff i want to do

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Linda J
October 26, 2012 09:15AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 3,903

During the 8+ years I lived on STX I missed people in the states, but I only missed 3 other things:

Autumn

Home newspaper delivery, especially sitting with a cup of tea reading the Sunday paper.

Long, hot showers on a chilly day

Re: Where did topic go

speee1dy
October 26, 2012 09:34AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,447

i miss the autumn too

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OldTart
October 26, 2012 10:35AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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speee1dy
i miss the autumn too

I don't any more although in my first several years here I did, as I lived in New England for 17 years prior to the move to the USVI and the change of seasons was something I did miss. Much the same way that I miss the "green" of the UK where I was born and raised and which, when watching movies filmed there, somehow "pangs" me.

That was until I started to feel the subtleties of the seasonal changes here and grew to appreciate them. It's perfectly normal to miss that to which you've become accustomed but, as time goes by, you slowly adapt to what you have in whatever place you're living. I think, once you shed the unrealistic expectation of comparisons, you can enjoy life here.

There is no dispute that living in the USVI or any other US territory is "different".

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