Just a Newbie saying hello!

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
August 23, 2015 6:58pm CST
I wanted to expand a bit more about myself. I will be celebrating my 20th Leap Year birthday on Monday February 29, 2016--okay, okay I will be 80! By the way I love being old and I love living alone--a decision I made in 1984! I have fought weight most of my life and in March 1969 I joined Weight Watchers, lost 100+ pounds, went to work for them as a lecturer then my lover at the time and I opened the Memphis/Chattanooga eastern Arkansas area. After I lost weight I got involved with Transactional Analysis--you may know it as "I'm Okay, You're Okay". Bernie & I eventually went through a very ugly 'divorce'--no same sex marriage back then. I opened an organization called "Our Weigh". I have been writing since I was 10--won a prize (A BING CROSBY SHIRT!!) for my first essay--and haven't stopped since. I have written food columns, restaurant reviews, a weekly column in the The Weekly News and Out. I have had 8 books published, many magazine and newspaper articles. I love theatre, eating out, writing and, yes, even at 80 sex! I am conceited, narcissistic and I talk a lot about me. You will get to know everything about me--the good and bad, the truth--and I hope I can keep you interested enough to do that. By the way with all that I am a very nice caring guy who is always a good friend.
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
24 Aug 15
Hi Martin you are most welcome to Mylot...Your profile is interesting , you have seen a lot of life ! I am sure you will be able to find many interesting people here to interact with ! all the best and hope to see some interesting discussion posts from you
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Aug 15
@kiran8 Thanks for the welcome--I'll be checking your posts out! :O)
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@kiran8 (15354)
• Mangalore, India
25 Aug 15
@GreatMartin Thanks a lot , please do, we earn here only through interactions...all the best
@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
24 Aug 15
What an interesting post you have made here, I would love to learn more.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
You will!! Hopefully you won't get tired of me!!
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
24 Aug 15
@GreatMartin Of course I won't become tired of you as I am interested in hearing what you have to say. It sounds like you have had an interesting life.
@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
24 Aug 15
Your profile (read your discussion) makes an interesting reading. You are a writer and you have decided to join mylot at the age of 80. You must be one of the eldest members here. We all welcome you here. We hope to learn from your knowledge and experience. We hope you would have checked FAQs and guidelines and we look forward to meeting you on discussion board.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
I'll checking out the info this evening! Thanks for the welcome.
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@dpk262006 (56217)
• Delhi, India
2 Sep 15
@GreatMartin - We hope by now you would have acquainted yourself with nitty gritty of mylot?
@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Aug 15
Hey Martin! Good to see you here. I can vouch for you that you are a sweetheart.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
Who am I to argue with a smart, beautiful lady????
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@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
25 Aug 15
@GreatMartin Awwww, you are so sweet!
@rosekiss (30268)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Aug 15
Welcome to mylot. I hope that you find this site to be everything that you have been looking for. You will find everyone so friendly here, and willing to give assistance to whoever needs it. Just be sure that you participate in the discussions, as that is how we are paid in here. Also, if you comment back to any responses you get to your discussions, then others will comment back to you , and so on. It can go on and on, and that is what you want, as it helps us all earn as well as you too. Just sit back, participate, and most of all have fun.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
Thanks for the welcome and don't worry if I have any questions I will be asking them--nothing shy about me!!
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@rosekiss (30268)
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Aug 15
@GreatMartin that is good to hear. I think you will do fine in here though.
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@allknowing (66617)
• India
24 Aug 15
Your post made interesting reading. Love to know what your expectations are by joining this laid back, friendly community. Welcome to myLot
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
I have no expectations--just like to write and get to know people.
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@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
24 Aug 15
Welcome to MyLot. It's a great site and being a writer, you will surely be comfortable with it. All the best.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
Thanks for the welcome Kevin.
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@Rosekitty (19441)
• San Marcos, Texas
24 Aug 15
Welcome to MyLot and Hope you are able to move your way around here. Being a writer I'm sure you won't have any problems with ideas to discuss. Hope to see you around here again!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
Thanks for the welcome--will spend this evening going around and saying hello!
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
24 Aug 15
You're not new to me! Welcome!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
Okay sishy you have to tell me more than that!!! I'll be checking out posts tonight!
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@sishy7 (27631)
• Australia
24 Aug 15
@GreatMartin I even remember when you're new and confused on the other site - but soon after you found your way around nicely so I'm sure you'll have no problem on here .
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Aug 15
@sishy7 I have a million questions but get no help from 'help' LOL
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@LadyDuck (163607)
• Switzerland
24 Aug 15
I am pretty sure I already met you on another site. I am also new here.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
24 Aug 15
Thanks Anna--I will be getting around this evening to say hi. :O)
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@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
25 Sep 15
Hey Now Martin. Nice to see you here. I just followed you. Now you know a great site exists here in MyLot. I know a little about you from the B site. I always look forward to seeing your posts. But here I will definitely get the chance to read more of your posts.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
26 Sep 15
Thanks--always nice to be appreciated!!
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@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
26 Sep 15
@GreatMartin You're welcome. I do enjoy your posts. You make them interesting.
@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 15
So, you're actually 20 years old but pretend to be 80, right? Nice! Welcome to myLot and hope you will enjoy your time spent here.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Aug 15
For a 20 year old kid I don't look so good but for an 80 year old man I AM HOT!! LOL
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@Jlyn10 (10900)
• Malaysia
25 Aug 15
@GreatMartin Yes, I can tell by reading your post.
@alienstar (5140)
• India
24 Aug 15
Where is the new link to start a discussion? though i am aold member here and joined back again now, i am finding it dificult to find the link to start a new discussion.Now that i do see new discussions, you can help me out here
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Aug 15
@alienstar Marcy showed you the first step--now we are on our way!! :O)
• Saudi Arabia
26 Aug 15
Hello Mr. GreatMartin, welcome to mylot! Im sure you will have fun in here and the other members of Mylot will surely enjoy participating on your posts as I sense you as an interesting person to interact with. See you around!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
30 Aug 15
Thank you Ally--hoping to get to know you.
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• United States
25 Aug 15
Welcome my dear freind GreatMartin,or those of you that do not know of him or his writing I do, I know him from Bubblews he is a great guy with great things to tell. I hope you like it here.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Aug 15
How can I argue with such an intelligent woman?? Thanks for the kind words!
@Blondie2222 (22218)
• United States
25 Aug 15
Hi and nice to meet you. Congrats on all your achievements in life, sounds like you have had a pretty good one besides the ugly divorce. Looking forward to interacting with you on here.
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@BelleStarr (39056)
• United States
24 Aug 15
Hello martin, Glad to see you joining us over here. While I am not leaving the Bubble I need another outlet that might actually pay!! lol
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Aug 15
Hi @BelleStarr I am not really here for the money--the other site isn't fun anymore!!
• United States
24 Aug 15
Hello and welcome. You certainly have and are living a full life Martin. More power to you and it is congratulations on your weight loss. Also writing is such a gift! Glad you can do it! I have been at myLot for a good many years both at the old site and this new one. I hope you have a great time here. Plenty of others to share with.
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
25 Aug 15
@TiarasOceanView Looking forward to meeting interesting people here! :O)
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• Rock Island, Illinois
25 Aug 15
If Gay Marriage had been legal, do you think you would have done it?