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Re: Fresh off the boat

OldTart
December 02, 2012 03:08PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

Don't be ridiculous.

Re: Fresh off the boat

mountaingurl
December 02, 2012 03:15PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 10

AandA- we should have drinks. You rock.

I'm not being sensitive, BTW...just supporting my opinion. It's not a news article...It's a BLOG, as stated earlier. And, for you to asume that I am a weak person, or sensitive, or unaware of the life change I have made...Well, I don't have to tell you where assumptions come from. As a matter of fact, I left my home, on my own, for the second time in my life, with limited personal belongings to go to a place I had never been before to crash in the spare room of a friend of a friend who I had never met before for a job at a restaurant I had never seen before.

Is it forever? I don't know. Longer than a season...most likely. Please, please please, don't incinuate that you know who I am or where I'm coming from....That's the same assumption I made based on others opinions that YOU are criticizing me for. So, let's all just stop the nonsense and revel in the beauty all around us.

Re: Fresh off the boat

VIsnorkeler
December 02, 2012 10:16PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 551

No one is criticising your opinions!! We are asking that you state that they, indeed, are opinions A thicker skin will get you far in life, Sweetie. I know we all wish you well. I do, anyway. Don't take such personal offense. Good grief.

Re: Fresh off the boat

Ronnie
December 03, 2012 03:19PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 1,889

Funny thing, your understanding of St Thomas 'from what you hear' is what the folks in Coral Bay feel about Cruz Bay!! It's just perception. Enjoy.

RLcool

Re: Fresh off the boat

trainwreck82
December 03, 2012 04:22PM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 286

I wonder what the tone of this board would be like if we all used our real names.

Re: Fresh off the boat

Alana33
December 03, 2012 05:00PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,850

I haven't really been following these particular posts tho I did check out mountaingirl's blog a few days back and quite enjoyed the commentary for what little I read. I hope she continues it.

Give her a chance to get settled in to the daily routine's of life in the islands. As many of us already know, it does take some time to acclimate for some people. Meantime, she's enjoying herself and it is her blog and her perception of things as she goes about discoveries in her new life in STJ.

Those in STX think it's way better than STT, those in STT like it better here than in STJ and so on.
Everyone has their opinions and these happen to be hers at the present time.

I've lived on STJ, still have family there, visited STX from time to time and much prefer the daily life here in STT and the options it offers me.

Re: Fresh off the boat

mountaingurl
December 06, 2012 09:48AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 10

For those of you enjoying the blog, I just posted some fun things and stuff this morning smiling

Re: Fresh off the boat

Jamison
December 06, 2012 09:51AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,037

Quote
trainwreck82
I wonder what the tone of this board would be like if we all used our real names.

Got me

Re: Fresh off the boat

IslandHops
December 06, 2012 12:08PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 929

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Jamison
Oh look a new person on the island/board and they're wielding enthusiasm. Get um! lol

Ha, brilliant observation Jam! cool

I guess we should just all humble ourselves in the presence, and accompanying collective wisdom, of all the really Old Timers.

Re: Fresh off the boat

Jamison
December 06, 2012 12:44PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,037

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IslandHops
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Jamison
Oh look a new person on the island/board and they're wielding enthusiasm. Get um! lol

Ha, brilliant observation Jam! cool

I guess we should just all humble ourselves in the presence, and accompanying collective wisdom, of all the really Old Timers.

I get it, I really do. I've been here almost a year now and have learned so much I never would have understood without being here. I meet people who are gonna make big changes here and I chuckle. I think the tone of this board gets fairly negative at times. My perception of what tings would be like and how they turned out are incomparably different. I'm sure some of the folks on here have watched thousands, if not more, people come down, find a place completely different and watch everything change as their winds shift. It must get frustrating.

Re: Fresh off the boat

blu4u
December 06, 2012 01:13PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 842

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Jamison
Quote
IslandHops
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Jamison
Oh look a new person on the island/board and they're wielding enthusiasm. Get um! lol

Ha, brilliant observation Jam! cool

I guess we should just all humble ourselves in the presence, and accompanying collective wisdom, of all the really Old Timers.

I get it, I really do. I've been here almost a year now and have learned so much I never would have understood without being here. I meet people who are gonna make big changes here and I chuckle. I think the tone of this board gets fairly negative at times. My perception of what tings would be like and how they turned out are incomparably different. I'm sure some of the folks on here have watched thousands, if not more, people come down, find a place completely different and watch everything change as their winds shift. It must get frustrating.

Not all "old timers" lack enthiasum. Some of us want change and welcome the fresh energy of new comers.

Re: Fresh off the boat

Jamison
December 06, 2012 03:02PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 1,037

Also, I've met almost all the regulars on this board in real life and been asked if I was the same Jamison, which I am. So, there is no real anonymity for me on here. I try and be respectful, but occasionally drink too much and run my mouth, just like in real life. Always be you, for better or worse. I know I've met some of the people on here, who didn't tell me it was them also. It's easy to pick up conversations.

Re: Fresh off the boat

IslandHops
December 06, 2012 03:20PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 929

Quote
blu4u
Not all "old timers" lack enthiasum. Some of us want change and welcome the fresh energy of new comers.

Excellent attitude.
I guess it must be only some of the OldT's who exist on a superior level of social conscious and understanding, that the rest of us mid-term and newcomer peons are incapable of.

Re: Fresh off the boat

blu4u
December 06, 2012 04:55PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 842

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Jamison
Also, I've met almost all the regulars on this board in real life and been asked if I was the same Jamison, which I am. So, there is no real anonymity for me on here. I try and be respectful, but occasionally drink too much and run my mouth, just like in real life. Always be you, for better or worse. I know I've met some of the people on here, who didn't tell me it was them also. It's easy to pick up conversations.
The truth will set you free!!

Re: Fresh off the boat

OldTart
December 07, 2012 07:22AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 6,524

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IslandHops
I guess it must be only some of the OldT's who exist on a superior level of social conscious and understanding, that the rest of us mid-term and newcomer peons are incapable of.

Your perspicacity is truly impressive. big grin

Re: Fresh off the boat

IslandHops
December 07, 2012 08:31AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 929

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OldTart
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IslandHops
I guess it must be only some of the OldT's who exist on a superior level of social conscious and understanding, that the rest of us mid-term and newcomer peons are incapable of.

Your perspicacity is truly impressive. big grin

Perspicacity! What a brilliant word. Even I had to look that one up. cool

Re: Fresh off the boat
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DanielB_STX
December 07, 2012 11:14AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 309

"perspicacity" thinking thumbs up

Re: Fresh off the boat

speee1dy
December 07, 2012 01:59PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,516

do tell, what does it mean

Re: Fresh off the boat

MistB'Haven
December 10, 2012 12:28AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 140

Doesn't "it seems to me" define a personal opinion?

Beautiful writing by the way. I will be following your journey.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/10/2012 12:52AM by MistB'Haven.

Re: Fresh off the boat

fdr
December 10, 2012 08:02AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,188

Quote
MistB'Haven
Doesn't "it seems to me" define a personal opinion?

Yes, it does the trick nicely. Unfortunately, the original posts weren't phrased that way. The last post was much clearer in that regard, e.g.: " I have been told that the residence I landed in is a very coveted rental on the island." Now, it doesn't matter who told her that -- her words there clearly express her experience, rather than stating "The residence I landed in is a very coveted rental on the island" as a fact. And the last post doesn't insult anyone, unlike some earlier statements. I don't think mountaingurl was trying to be inflammatory before, but unfortunately naivete hits the same as willful ignorance on the receiving end.

Re: Fresh off the boat

Alana33
December 10, 2012 10:47AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,850

Good Grief! Some of you can make mountains out of mole hills! silly smiley

Re: Fresh off the boat

fdr
December 10, 2012 10:56AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 1,188

(says the person who posts more than a hundred times a month!) thinking

Re: Fresh off the boat

Alana33
December 10, 2012 12:18PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,850

There are others that post way more often than I do - it's just a mole hill so far, not a mountain!!

Re: Fresh off the boat

lulusunshine
December 11, 2012 11:31AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 45

A bloggers dream... I know a lot of bloggers who want attention on their blog rather good or bad. It all about how many "hits" you get!

Re: Fresh off the boat

blu4u
December 11, 2012 12:31PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 842

I hope you continue to post. It will be interesting to read as you become more involved with "real life" on STJ.

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