Pat Parker28 January at 9:41pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Felt the need to write today and thought I'd just share a few things with other lunies here...no real theme, no real message, just some miscellaneous bits and pieces of life as I know it these days.
Please feel free to read, ignore, add or ask questions...it's just another thread to read while we wait for the PGster to return
There was a time that very many lunies interacted so we often knew a lot about each other, but we don't do that so much any more. So, to start, I will say that I'm a pg fan for a very long time (not good with keeping track of how long, how many shows, etc., -- I've just been a fan a long time and have seen a lot of his shows. One of these days I promise to get all of it catalogue e and organized, but it won't be this week )
I've been a PG fan for his whole career, and during that time, I have worked as a legal secretary for 10+ years and more recently and longer, I'm a RN, currently working as an Assistant director of Nursing in a nearby place. For @ 15 yrs during my legal secretary and nursing careers, i also worked at the best part time job ever! i worked in event security for two of the biggest companies in the philly area. ive had great experiences and worked numerous Concerts, shows, sporting events. ive many good friends from thise days and its only because i moved to lancaster that i dont work it any more.
I'm from Philly and have lived in Lancaster PA for nearly five years now. I'm un married, no children of my own, but have a very lovely family full of people of all shapes, sizes and ages. I have enjoyed my life as an "Auntie" and have lots more people calling me, "Aunt Pat" than are blood-relatives, but it's all cool with me. We are all the same, all related in the end, so I don't mind at all.
The youngest of five children, I've been blessed to be in a most fantastic family. Like any family, we certainly have our quirks, but at the end of the day, we are a strong, loving, good family...my parents did an excellent job of raising really beautiful people and from what I've seen so far, the legacy continues. My brothers and sisters have raised great people, who in turn, are working on doing the same. Funny how that goes, isn't it? . I'm extremely proud of my family, as you can probably tell.
My overall philosophy has always been, "to each his/her own" and I am quite satisfied with that way if life. I am open minded, non judgmental with every person I meet. It takes a really, really big deal for me to "write" someone off for good. I can't even think of anyone but one person with whom I have really ever done that with, but even in his case, I never bother holding ill will towards anyone, because I believe that it all comes 'round again. I think there must be nothing worse than the feeling of guilt (assuming a person truly has a conscience), so it's unnecessary to carry Ill will towards someone else. It's best to let things be and move on. Sometimes it's difficult for another to understand how I can still carry on in a civil minded manner, although I have no care about the other person, but it works for me; I understand how it might not work for everyone.
Ok, I know this is all boring bs to you, but I wanted to write some thoughts that I have today...just some thoughts on people, how we are all affected by the world around us, just as much as we affect the world around us.
For me, currently, I'm in my "I don't like Jan or Feb" mode...it's my least favorite time of the year and our weather hasn't been all that great...today it's still below freezing and we've had freezing rain, snow, and now rain on a very grey Monday! I'm really anxious for feb to be here and gone...for some reason, those 28 days always feel like 50!
I am looking forward to the spring though, as its one of my favorite times of the year. I have a St. Padraigs Day dinner/party with my family every year and on the day of the party, I've always been lucky enough to have beautiful weather. Hoping it holds true this year too.
Every year at the st. Padraigs party, there is at least one of my nieces who is pregnant...it's a joke now in the family...if you're trying to get pregnant, come to Aunt Pat's party...and next year you'll not be able to drink!
So, my niece Kate is due with her baby boy, Declan Louis, on march 29th. Last
year, it was Melissa pregnant with Riley...so there's always a "First st. Paddy's Day" person also. It's just all around fun and its my traditional family gathering.
Okay, I know this has been nothing but rumblings, but that's my intention. Just a whole lotta nuttin' to give us something to read
mooniest29 January at 3:18amPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
Sorry Pat, but I have to say, I am totally board of your writings.
You really should put your personal stuff on your FB page, you'll get better reception there.
Pat Parker29 January at 5:02amPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Why do you hate me so much?? You truly are very hateful towards me here and I'd like to try and understand it.
In the meantime, for your information, this place (the moon) used to be full of fun conversations, information about each other, stories, etc., -- but you wouldn't know a thing about those because they were way before your time here. You can also write your own thread about how you don't like what I write here. You can write your thread with all of your rules for the moon; perhaps then, I'll be able to comply . . . or maybe not.
Lastly, don't ever use the word, "Sorry" when you don't mean it -- you're hateful and angry toward me, why in the world would you put the word "Sorry" into any sentence you write me? And for the future, the word is "bored" not "board".
I think that anyone who might be bored with the content on this thread should have gotten a clue by simply reading the title of it.
Karen I'm not trying to start anything with you but after your accusations on Cyn's thread how is what you just said here any different?
You are clearly angry with Pat but you are not holding yourself up to the standard you expect from others in regards to comments.
Page29 January at 5:46amPosts: 814 (0 today)Status: offline
Hope you find the peace you so desperately need, Jen
Little rainbow29 January at 6:54amPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
Being able to offer what wasn't given to us is the beginning of true generosity.
Through those times in which many left us, it's good to have news of "the new comers"
One of my best friend was totally "volcanic" yesterday as she was told her pregnant daughter was awaiting a second girl ...........
I just would say that if we were able to conceded to others what we surely think we deserve : the right to be, things in life would be easier.
among my whole Lotta Nuttin' ... after the reading to my pupils of the story of the first crime commited at the beginning of Greek mythological times, when Chronos separated and divided his parents, Gaia and Ouranos (sky and earth) speak to them of Ghandi, Luther King and most of all Nelson Mandela, of reconciliation courts of an alternate way to respond to violence, to have the feeling that something important has been transmitted.
They are only 8 years old, but they yet deserve it.
Little rainbow29 January at 6:58amPosts: 3970 (0 today)Status: offline
hum ..... to conced
By the way, what comes from that first crime through a sky drop of blood was the birth of both ugliness (gorgones) and beauty (Vénus).
Pat Parker29 January at 12:39pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Thank you for sharing your "whole lotta nuttin" LR .
I like to hear stories of children of all ages -- to hear how they perceive the world -- it's amazing what we can learn from kids, yeah?
My 13 year old niece Morgann has created a page for kids/teens (and anyone else, I suppose) to write her about their problems -- sorta a young, modern-day, Dear Abby -- Morgann has been dealing with bullies for several years now. At first, she was not bullied, but she was defending a friend who was. Of course, eventually, she's been bullied also. It's very scary and very concerning to my nephew and his wife and all of us, but at the same time, Morgann is a really creative, open girl and has taken a negative and turned it to a positive thing.
Morgan's page on facebook is quite popular amongst teens and adults alike. It's entitled, "Here for Help" and is open to anyone who wants to "like" it. Sometimes I like to read what she writes as advice to others. (She gets lots of private messages from teens all over the USA). I'm very proud of her and hope that she can always remain positive about life.
Here's a PG connection to this story -- in September, when PG was in Philly, I had an extra ticket for the show (long, long story about that one), so Morgan went to see the show -- she's been exposed to PG and his music since she was born, because my nephew (her dad), Joe, has also been a fan all of his life. So, at that particular show, there were three generations of PG fans -- my sister, Anna, (Morgan's grandmom) -- her son, Joe -- and his daughter Morgan. How cool is that? I let PG know about it too -- his music is good through the ages, isn't it?
Okay, enough for now. Thanks for reading.
Pat Parker29 January at 12:47pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Pat Parker29 January at 1:17pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Don't think the full link works, but the page is a community page, "Here for Help" -- for anyone who might know someone who is interested.
mooniest29 January at 2:19pmPosts: 1531 (0 today)Status: offline
First of all to the forum members; I am sorry. I am just so sorry I wrote anything all all, I should have kept my big mouth shut.
Pat, I realized I wrote board instead of bored last night in one spot but not the other, but since there was no way to change it - I left it as it was & I certainly did not feel the need to add a 'correcto' post to tell you I spelled a word wrong and that I immediately noticed the error.
I have learned that it's no big deal when someone spells something incorrectly, we'll understand the comments anyway. And that the person who corrects you is the real dummy.
I was wrong to write a comment here (on this thread), it shows weakness on my part of how I was not able to control my frustration about what was written on the other thread. However, now that it's out there (& I won't be writing anything else on that thread) I have to say to you that the only reason I made the remark above was because of your comeback to my post. And I was acting childish in that sense.
Pat, I do not hate you .... I just don't care for the way you write & way too often we have to read the same old 'this is my life story' from you. We've heard it once, twice, forty six times already.
Why do you have to give us reminders every once in a while about you? That's really the main reason why I stopped engaging in conversations with you. The other reason is that you don't let up, and you nit pick & dissect everything. The rest is history.
In the post that I wrote there on that really stupid topic. I never singled you out, I used the words LADIES & SOME.
I did not use your name there but yet you were at the ready to write back with a long winded story that I was referring to you.
This is what happened last time all those months ago too.
Initially, I did not single you out, I did not use your name but you came back with fire in your eyes and steam coming out of your ears and felt you had to tell me off.
And again, for the record; in that other thread, I said s.o.m.e of you. I never mentioned anyones name. Yet you are the only one who felt guilty or what ever & felt the need to write a rebuttal.
And, by the way, you do use the word sorry too. Read back on some of your posts.
I apologize for getting involved in something I should have kept my nose out of. That thread started out innocent enough, but began spiralling out of control and was turning into an argument. I noticed that the thread's author wanted to change the subject several times but others kept wanting to argue.
I should have not gotten involved, it has reminded me to MYOB.
Let's move on now.
Pat Parker29 January at 8:01pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
I won't continue to rehash the stuff about Cyn's thread versus this thread versus what you read in Cyn's thread, etc., It's all very clear for anyone to read and follow, so no use going on about that.
You needn't worry about explaining your ways to me any further. The sheer fact that you hate a person so much, hold so much anger and hostility towards another person -- a person who had befriended you, trusted you, was nothing at all but kind to you (and that would be me I'm talking about btw), to have resorted to name-calling like that of a rude child, have twisted a story in your mind to sound as if I berated you here on this forum -- go back and read that one dear Karen -- you began it and totally blew me out of the water with it. You did all that @ June if I recall correctly.
Regardless of what you wrote then, what you have written in between, what names and lies and things you write here or elsewhere, or how many "others" you discuss all this with (really?), for you to say that you don't hate me, but you just grew tired of me talking too much, nit-picking (I hoped you realized I did that bit about "bored" on purpose -- obviously your sense of humor is blinded by your hatred), so, you find it necessary to do all this, take all of this time, use all of your hateful, spiteful, mean-spirited energy and use it on me? Not because you hate me? Because I talk too much, get on your nerves a bit. Talk about odd
It's sad that you could have just come clean with all of this a long, long, long time ago -- when you were still playing it out to be my friend -- what's the matter Karen, you didn't get to use me as much as you thought you could? You should have played it up just a wee bit longer, you might have been able to cash in on it for yourself. However, I must say a great big thank you very much for letting your anger and hatred out to me back in June -- it was extremely hurtful at the time, still bothers me because I never understood it and definitely had never thought I'd personally see that side of you. However, as all things do often work out, it turned out to be the very best thing you could have done to me at the time. So, thank you for that one. You really did me a huge favor, as hurtful and mean as you were about it.
So, I'll leave it all be now to you, Karen, who hates me for no reason other than I talk too much and got on your nerves -- funny, I think it would have just been easier to call it a day, but as far as you're concerned, you really have a strong need to be in total control, bossy and bullying to anyone you think is weaker than you and it seems as if the public forums is your stage. All the lights are on you now, Karen -- great job and Congratulations on your big, big win, Karen. You have defeated me; you have beaten me down; you have left me with no desire to return here. It's all yours now, Karen and I don't feel half bad about it; afterall, you need this so much more than I do.
So, while you have definitely destroyed this place (the moon) for me, Karen, you have not ruined me, or who I am. Your opinion and mean, rude words to me and about me elsewhere does not make me who I am. Fortunately, I am a very strong person, of excellent character. I am quite comfortable with who I am as a person; I know I am a good person, trustworthy . . . should I repeat that for you . . . trustworthy and honest and sensitive. I know how you loathe and detest me speaking about myself in such a way, but close your eyes just like your mind and you won't see any of it, therefore, it won't be true for you.
Karen, you can most definitely move on now. At least I know now that I did nothing at all to you -- did not bash you, call you rude names, hurt you personally, or betray you -- to cause you to hate me so much. I would have wanted to know about it so I could learn from it and prevent it from ever happening again.
As much as I do not wish you any ill will, Karen, and I do not hate you, I am upset and angry and hurt by your lack of compassion towards me. Since May-June, you've had all of this anger and hatred for me because you just didn't like my personality. That's sad, really. I think it's really not worth your energy any more Karen. Accept your accountability in all of this, know that you have won -- you've had your say, with all your dirty little words. You've made it miserable for me to even post here -- be happy with all of that Karen. And for your own good, please, let it be!
Big Time ideas31 January at 2:11amPosts: 1925 (0 today)Status: offline
Big Time ideas31 January at 2:15amPosts: 1925 (0 today)Status: offline
I love you very much Moonie, but I agree with Jen in that Pat started a separate thread and titled it in such a way as to describe it's possible content so that people could avoid it if desired.
Zenrider31 January at 12:41pmPosts: 3560 (0 today)Status: offline
Moon, hang in there as it's a big place on Peter Gabriel's moon.
Mirrorball31 January at 2:07pmPosts: 1658 (1 today)Status: offline
Pat..three generations of Peter Gabriel fans in your family.. that's great ! !