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    Default downthecreek

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    I find her rather churlish and intemperate. I have noticed her absence as well. I hope she's getting along well.

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    The Usual Suspects are why we can't have nice things...
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    I hope she is well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    I find her rather churlish and intemperate. I have noticed her absence as well. I hope she's getting along well.
    Ahh, there there, just because she sees through your BS, you poor soul you.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterSibley View Post
    I hope she is well.
    I expect so, she has a life and friends out of doors.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    She could get a little snarly, especially considering I never said an unkind or insulting thing to her, really ever. At some point I stopped engaging with her entirely.

    Still, I've always been intrigued. I detect an interesting story there.

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    I've wondered. Is there anyone here who knows her in the real world?

    I miss her posts, as she has a wonderful way with words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I've wondered. Is there anyone here who knows her in the real world?

    I miss her posts, as she has a wonderful way with words.
    I think that ACB may, they are from the same muddy patch of England.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    She was one I always looked forward to reading, I hope all is well in her world.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    I hope she's well and having an adventure.
    One of the most enduring qualities of an old wooden boat is the smell it imparts to your clothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Ahh, there there, just because she sees through your BS, you poor soul you.
    Are you aware of how much time you spend each day just saying nasty and insulting things to various people here?

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    Yes I miss her too. I hope she checks in soon and all is well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Are you aware of how much time you spend each day just saying nasty and insulting things to various people here?
    Only to those who warrant it.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Only to those who warrant it.
    Sure, whatever

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    amazing how SB does it. Ditto, hope all is well.

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    Notice sb has the same initials as sb?

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    DTC is a wonderful presence here.

    Andrew, do you know if she’s ok?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby of Tulsa View Post
    She was one I always looked forward to reading, I hope all is well in her world.
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    Yup. SB- and SB- never seen together. Coincidence? Doubtful. I’d trade ‘both’ for a wild dingo and dtc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    I find her rather churlish and intemperate. I have noticed her absence as well. I hope she's getting along well.
    I find her precisely the opposite, a lady I wish I knew other than through this board.
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    Perhaps that's because she was not rude and nasty to you, Peter. You think?

    I try to remember that much of what people say here is probably not terribly representative of who and what they are as whole people. Unless they essentially live here and trade on the nasty stuff day in and day out. I suppose that speaks for itself.

    But that wasn't DTC, nor you Peter (as far as that goes).

    Someone that on occasion might post something likely to get a rise out of people probably shouldn't hold a grudge too long if a person gets a bit snippy or other out of order responses are generated now and again.

    You wonder, though, if some people act in way here that ultimately doesn't serve or amuse them, and in the end, doesn't "feel good." This is a consideration seperate and apart from what others do. I wonder if some people bail on the Forum simply because they're good people with better things to do with themselves than spew nasty personal stuff at others.

    Perhaps they recognize the dynamic doesn't serve their best self and they just blow it off. For some that come and go here, I guess I'd like to think so.

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    it always worries me when people just stop posting. Even people I disagree with, just because we argue does not mean I want something bad to happen to them. Hopefully downthecreek will chime in soon
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    And you thought she was churlish...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    I find her rather churlish and intemperate.

    Overwritten.
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    Well, we're all here on some level because the various interactions serve us in some ways, sometimes good ways, sometimes maybe not so good.

    Again, not saying this is DTC, but is it that inconceivable that some members might want to leave the Forum simply because they wanted to be "a better person?"

    "Happier," maybe?

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    It is always difficult to accept that people are smarter and more articulate than oneself.

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    Not really. For kindergartners, maybe. The rest of us learn at some point that there are others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Not really. For kindergartners, maybe. The rest of us learn at some point that there are others.
    Interesting that this thread is about you SB.

    And that you and DTC don't get on.

    I for one plead forgiveness for calling you a high-fallutin' masturbatory moron, or whatever it was back there almost a moron, I mean almost a year ago.

    But I know we're past all that now.

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    you could hope that maybe some might leave because they're actually good people that have better things to do than spew nasty stuff at other people
    . . . .

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    Kindergarteners IYP
    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Blue View Post
    Not really. For kindergartners, maybe. The rest of us learn at some point that there are others.
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    I'm not replying to SB because I don't want to memorialise his egocentric drivel.

    But I find it remarkable that he strives to insert himself in an otherwise decent and thoughtful thread about someone who's been on the Forum for years, with a series of juvenile whines and bleats about how she was mean to him. And how everyone is mean to him. Which means that we're all BAD PEOPLE.

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    For all the sniping and butthurt, I haven't really read any kind of tribute to her or sharing of anecdotes or threads people liked or things they shared with DTC. There seems to be a consensus that she was liked and it's too bad she's not here, but there doesn't appear to be any articulation as to why people feel that way.

    My own recollection is that she was elected BROTM, but didnt really do much, or anything, with that and pretty much faded away pretty quickly thereafter.

    Obviously she has other priorities. As I say, I hope that's good for her. And on balance, its pretty darn charitable of me to say so.

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    ^ AYA, there is an culturally exiled self referential OZ respondent with the SAME mo. He had DTC exiled for a period. SB is a mere acolyte ...

    Do they do hookups at a mutually convent philosophical location? Your determination folks...
    Quote Originally Posted by Chip-skiff View Post
    I'm not replying to SB because I don't want to memorialise his egocentric drivel.

    But I find it remarkable that he strives to insert himself in an otherwise decent and thoughtful thread about someone who's been on the Forum for years, with a series of juvenile whines and bleats about how she was mean to him. And how everyone is mean to him. Which means that we're all BAD PEOPLE.

    It's not about you, junior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purri View Post
    ^ AYA, there is an culturally exiled self referential OZ respondent with the SAME mo. He had DTC exiled for a period. SB is a mere acolyte ...

    Do they do hookups at a mutually convent philosophical location? Your determination folks...
    You've got it bad, eh matey? It's burned into your conscious being... and your subconscious as well. Careful.... you'll end up with an ulcer.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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