Express your nature.

Upload, Share, and Be Recognized.

Join with Facebook
or join manually
X
Comments:

Old Comments:

2011-09-01 21:51:01
Yes, I do agree with you that things "can" have the "power" to influence our feelings if and only when I let them (things) control how I feel. However nasty', 'awful', 'miserable', and 'just plain shitty' the weather is, I won't give the weather my personal power to do what it wants to do with me, with my life. I simply refuse to. If I give it my permission to do so, then what's the point of complaining in the first place? Shouldn't have I remained silent, had my mouth shut and done my thing? I've been through to a similar situation you were in, or even worse perhaps, but I chose in those situations to be accountable to and responsible for my feelings. Don't you think it's ridiculuos to curse the weather for what it is? Have we heard that "It's far better to light a candle than to curse darkness"? Things and life situations are as they are! Ross Gala, NLP Spiritual Life Coach
2011-09-01 21:50:37
Yes, I do agree with you that things "can" have the "power" to influence our feelings if and only when I let them (things) control how I feel. However nasty', 'awful', 'miserable', and 'just plain shitty' the weather is, I won't give the weather my personal power to do what it wants to do with me, with my life. I simply refuse to. If I give it my permission to do so, then what's the point of complaining in the first place? Shouldn't have I remained silent, had my mouth shut and done my thing? I've been through to a similar situation you were in, or even worse perhaps, but I chose in those situations to be accountable to and responsible for my feelings. Don't you think it's ridiculuos to curse the weather for what it is? Have we heard that "It's far better to light a candle than to curse darkness"? Things and life situations are as they are! Ross Gala, NLP Spiritual Life Coach
2011-09-01 21:25:30
You have nothing to be sorry about. Sorry for what?for 'venting your spleen'? If this made you feel good, then go right ahead. You don't have to feel sorry about anything to anyone. Isn't it best to reflect hard before saying anything which will lead you to feel "guilty" or something afterwards? Energy/word/mental/emotional-saving? Ross Galan, NLP Spiritual Life Coach
2011-09-01 21:25:09
You have nothing to be sorry about. Sorry for what?for 'venting your spleen'? If this made you feel good, then go right ahead. You don't have to feel sorry about anything to anyone. Isn't it best to reflect hard before saying anything which will lead you to feel "guilty" or something afterwards? Energy/word/mental/emotional-saving? Ross Galan, NLP Spiritual Life Coach
2011-08-11 05:06:44
What's that American saying...something like ....by your own pittard ??
2011-08-11 05:05:37
You're joking...riiiight ! You could not send them back because Fidel would not have taken them back...he would not have let you land any U.S. boat or plane. I suppose you could have brought them in via Guantanamo, then let them loose in the Cuban countryside. But imagine what the world would have said! Nope - you were darn stuck and ya lost to old Fidel's willy ways.
2011-08-11 04:40:47
We could have sent them back.... we didn't...
2011-08-11 04:17:20
It was not a tradition amigo. It's simply that Castro pullied a fast one on you - he conned you - he pulled the wool over your eyes - he upmanshipped you - he had the last word....and the last laugh ;-)
2011-08-11 00:00:17
Yes, it's true that Castro unloaded his prisons on us several years ago. It's an old American tradition, importing other peoples prisoners. As Thomas Wolfe once put it..."..a Georgia slantern haunts our dreams because a London cutpurse went un-hung..."
2011-08-10 23:03:45
Yeah, well enjoy it while you can. In your excitement you forgot to answer my question...or is it old age setting in
2011-08-10 21:55:16
Oh, Jesus, No ! I said something you liked ? Damn ! I'm going outside and beat my head against a tree truck for at least an hour.
2011-08-10 21:46:58
To Patito Loved your response;-) Is it true that when the US chastised Cuba for not letting their people leave Cuba freely, Castro released all the prisoners from jail and sent them to Miami? An American told me that.
2011-08-10 21:43:08
I don't criticize American English; I believe that all languages need to evolve. I don't know what you mean by 'real' English. English is a hodgepodge of several languages - Greek, German, French, Latin etc. Canadians don't feel honour bound to the Queen's English.. Canada had one case of mad cow disease. The feds immediately announced it to the world and stopped any export. Later, we had a 'suspect' case in Alberta. Canada made the official announcement that they would cease any export until the investigation was completed. It turned out it was a false alarm. But, the US is still in the 'suspect' mode - just like they still insist the 911 terrorists were all from Canada - NONE were. Not long after, the US had several cases of mad cow disease but said nothing. The truth came out and the US had to admit it. Japan ceased importing beef from the US. Europe and Asia lauded Canada for its prompt warning and chastised the US. Canada has the highest standard for any professions ie doctors, nurses, engineers, etc etc. For example: I know of a nurse from the Philippines who immigrated to Canada; she could not practice here. So, she went to the US and got work immediately. I personally know two Doctors with their medical school training in the Czech Republic and the other one in Beijing. The doctor from the CR had to take a one-year residency and write an English exam. None of the Chinese doctor's education was recognized in Canada - not even a one year equivalent! I also know an engineer from Albania - none of his education is recognized in it. Like the doctor, he was not even given a one-year equivalent. A few years ago, Florida had a huge ice-storm; many of the fruit trees were damaged. Also, most of your palm trees were destroyed. Many parts of Florida is very humid! My brother used to have a winter home not far from a place called Jupiter - very humid! Vancouver vs Miami: Vancouver is a world-class city surrounded by mountains, bays, inlets, beaches. It has a temperate climate. I rarely see snow on the ground where I live, just the mountains. Miami is just a city with few redeeming features. It is festered with crime. Eastern Canadian snowbirds go to Florida for the winter simply because it's close to home and it's cheap. Western Canadian snowbirds go to Mexico, Arizona and Vancouver Island for the winter. I like Americans as individuals; I find you are more friendly than us. My great-grandmother was American, and I am proud of that. I have even dated some Americans ;-) I just don't like your foreign policies, and based on my conversations with many Americans in Washington State and as tourists in Vancouver, many Americans don't like their foreign policies.
2011-08-10 20:56:34
Well, yeah..Duh...it's a LOT further by boat from Cuba to Vancouver than Cuba to Miami : )
2011-08-10 20:52:57
I know, but I didn't know how to use the gizmo you had put on top of 'a', so I used the closest - a French accent. You should give me credit for trying ;-)
2011-08-10 09:11:08
Not blind? You must be. It was signed as by påtito. Please keep your diacritical marks straight.
2011-08-10 09:04:53
Sorry, that should have read 'there are' far more people trying to come to Florida.
2011-08-10 09:02:33
Our newspapers here are in REAL English or Spanish. True English started out in the UK and was exported to Canada and Australia (among other places). However, we fought a war and won, so we don't have to honOr the 'king's english'. And the US FDA protects us from the lax standards of Canada. Until recently all Canadian beef imports were banned to protect us from 'mad cow disease'. Even now when Canadians try to cross our borders they must leave their mosquitoes behind and cannot bring any vegemite. As for snow, we have never seen it (ever) in Miami. And their are far more people trying to come to Florida than to British Colombia.
2011-08-10 05:37:46
We have newspapers also, believe it or not...in French and English even. The winter weather in Vancouver is not bad; many a winter we don't even have snow. The Olympic venues that were held at Cypress Mountain (25-minute drive from downtown Vancouver) did not have enough snow; so they had to get some from Whistler Mountain (the main Olympic venue) which is further away. Hockey sticks are very useful things. But, we can buy hunting rifles, but they have to be registered. We have a Federal National Rifle Registration; it costs the country a fortune to maintain. When you yahoos from Texas arrived at the Washington/British Columbia border for the Vancouver World's Fair in 1986, y'all had guns in your cars and trucks! Our Customs Agents took your toys away. Apparently, they filled barrels.
2011-08-10 04:39:06
Thanks, but down here in the States we have what are called 'newspapers.' Live in Canada? I spent a winter in Iowa one time and that cured me forever of wanting to live anwhere north of Austin. No guns ? Come on..what do people do who live way back in the country when a rabid skunk ( or its human equivalent ) walks into their yard ? Try to defend themsleves with hockey sticks ?
2011-08-10 02:56:16
Since you don't watch the news on TV, I'm glad I updated you with what's happening in your world. Ever thought of applying for refugee status in Canada? You can claim that your country is stressing you out, thus your health is in peril and perhaps even your life. Canada has even a looser interpretation than the United Nations has. So, it will be a piece of cake for you to enter. But, you have to leave your guns behind - not allowed here.
2011-08-10 02:49:30
I know that it was not you - it was pâtito. I'm not blind...yet.
2011-08-09 21:50:44
Look closely at the name...comment not written by the Real Patito...
2011-08-09 21:45:10
Is that a compliment or an insult? ;-)
2011-08-09 21:43:32
You mean there is someone older than me on this site!! I turned 66 in June, and I'm comfortable with being a senior. I started to get some nice deals when I turned 65: free passage on the B.C. Ferries Monday - Thursday - cheaper bus fares and lots of other good stuff. My Credit Union (all CU do) stopped charging me fees when I turned 55. You are right that as we get older we realize we don't know that much and there is so much to learn; and that is a good thing. The mind is like a muscle, we need to exercise it. Drats, effective 31 August, Canada is going digital. Yesterday, my cable company brought me this black box for the conversion. The young fella had to show me how to operate the remote control they gave me; mine is no good anymore...after it took me ten years to get used to all the buttons. The constant changes in technology are going to be the death of some of us seniors. Maybe being a senior is not all it's cut out to be....enough of all this brain exercise! Sigh...I guess I'll go have a nap now with my perfectly quilted quilt.
2011-08-09 15:18:57
Well, my little narrow-minded and hate-filled friend, you may be right about me not knowing much. In fact, the older I get the less certain I am about most things. Unlike you, of course, who are filled with absolute certainty about all sorts of things, including things you could not possibly know anything about, such as who is using what nicknames here. A fellow who was a lot smarter than either one of us once said that the whole problem of the world was that fools and fanatics wetre always so full of certainty while wiser people were filed with doubts, and you seem to provide some living proof of that. And yes, I am retired ( I'm almost 70 years old ) and yes, I do make typos because I've had some eye surgeries and don't see as well as I used to. By the way...it's kind of an honor to have you take my name to write your comments. I've heard it said that immitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Have a nice day : )
2011-08-09 14:30:41
Have you ever heard of such a thing as a typing error? He's unemployed because he is retired (he said so in a comment).
2011-08-09 10:08:26
It is a prolapsed uterus and not ueterus, patito, and it makes no difference in the spelling whether the wind is blowing a freezing drizzle or the sun is shining. Very surprising that you didn't know that. Considering that you have had almost as many jobs in your lifetime as you have had 'troll' names on Pixdaus. Of course the reason that you have had so many jobs is because you couldn't 'cut the mustard' and hold one down for very long. And now you are unemployed and able to spend lots of time making comments ('troll' and otherwise) on Pixdaus. Now you would like the rest of us to think that you are well versed and knowledgeable on almost everything. A time back you even went so far as to use 'Professor Know it All' as one of your troll names. The truth is, however, YOU KNOW VIRTUALLY NOTHING ABOUT ALMOST EVERYTHING!
2011-08-09 09:55:06
Thank you connie. You are making life easier for me. I won't have to watch the news on TV anymore or even read newspapers on my morning commute. All I have to do is read your comments here where everything is distilled down to a nutshell.
2011-08-09 01:16:39
Well, Ross, that's an admirable attitude, and of course it's true that words influence how we feel about things. But things also have the power and ability to influence our feelings that we express with words, and I, personally, have experienced weather ( and had to get things done in it ) that was downright nasty, crummy, awful, miserable, and just plain shitty. Try lying in a muddy field some night in freezing drizzle with the wind blowing about 20 knots while you're trying to push a prolapsed ueterus back into an old cow and you'll know what I'm talking about.
2011-08-08 22:52:49
The caption ("Nasty Weather") you put on the photo is inadequate expression. There's no such thing as a 'nasty weather'. There's only a 'nasty' improper/inadequate clothing. Words have either a positive or negative impact on the way we feel about weather, things, situations, events, people... Ross Galan, NLP Spiritual Life Coach