Has a MyLot post ever substantially changed how you conduct your day?

@TheHorse (64051)
Pleasant Hill, California
December 23, 2015 12:58pm CST
I've had the flu over the past few days. I haven't had any stomach problems, but my appetite has been way down. When lunchtime rolled around yesterday, I realized I needed some carbs. I'd been surviving mostly on a bit of cereal in the mornings and soup later in the day. I had read a post yesterday morning by @Raelove about ployes, and couldn't get them off my mind. Ployes are French-Canadian pancakes made with buckwheat flour. I showered, went to Safeway, got basic pancake batter (no buckwheat flour) and some maple syrup, and cooked myself up a stack of pancakes. They gave me strength, and I wound up enjoying my trip to the doctor, came home, got some woodworking done, and read about 40 pages of the book I'm reading before crashing. Has a MyLot post ever directly affected how you conducted your day? I know that some people made some of the little Christmas trees I suggested. And I know that posts have changed my attitude. But this is the first time I can remember changing my behavior because of a MyLot post.
Quite a few years ago, I did some research on a French-Canadian breakfast delicacy known as ployes. Very similar to a pancake, a ploye is made with buckwheat...
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@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
23 Dec 15
I can't think of an example as good as that one but posts often inspire other posts.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Dec 15
Oh, I've definitely been inspired by other posts when trying to think of something to write about. Sometimes I'll be writing a comment and I'll realize I'd better expand it into a post.
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@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
23 Dec 15
@TheHorse Yes, it's the best reason to read.
@MALUSE (39301)
• Germany
23 Dec 15
That's a nice story. Up to now I haven't experienced anything like that, though.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Dec 15
I will be interesting to see if some MyLotters come up with examples.
@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
23 Dec 15
Thanks, Horsie. Hope you're feeling a lot better. (And in the event you take offense to my calling you "Horsie," I got the name from a line out of one of my favorite movies, "The Goodbye Girl," when Elliot asks Lucy if she would rather hug the "nice horsey" instead of him.)
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Dec 15
Horsie is fine with me. Dang, I haven't seen The Goodbye Girl in a long time!
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@Raelove (16819)
• Saco, Maine
24 Dec 15
@TheHorse I could watch it over and over again. I just love everything about that movie.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 15
@Raelove I'll put it on my "watch again" list.
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@Drosophila (16717)
• Ireland
25 Dec 15
Oh ya, after some 30 odd responses to my post asking advice on "what to do with my ex-friend" who thought it was cool to lie.. I've decided to drop the dude without further aggravation. My time should be spent on people who values it.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
26 Dec 15
Ah, that's kind of cool. Glad you got some good feedback.
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@Drosophila (16717)
• Ireland
27 Dec 15
@TheHorse Oh ya totally! I mean I just kinda went.. "meh that wasn't worth my time and effort". so I ceased bothering about it. If I didn't post on here, I'd probably be stewing for a bit longer.
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• Philippines
24 Dec 15
You simply can't choose your meal, but i guess this happens to me too. but there's a time in a day were i eat carbs and veggies. I remember not eating much i got a severe headache and realize how weak i become after an exercise, that was terrible. merry xmas and eat well
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 15
I think I'll cook up some pasta tonight. Still fighting this virus, but I got out today and did some Christmas shopping.
• Philippines
24 Dec 15
@TheHorse what kind of soup were you making? maybe it needs veggies and protein.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 15
@hereandthere I had some chicken noodle yesterday. Today I went with pasta and a light meat sauce.
@just4him (113584)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Dec 15
I don't think a post ever changed my behavior. I'm glad you're feeling better.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 16
Another one did today. I wound up having pancakes for lunch. Yum!
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@just4him (113584)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Jun 16
@TheHorse Now that's a good idea.
@DeborahDiane (20890)
• Laguna Woods, California
24 Dec 15
I love reading about the things other people do. I have learned a lot on MyLot.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 15
I've learned things too. Weather patterns in various places. What grows where. Even where Switzerland is in relationship to Austria.
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• Laguna Woods, California
25 Dec 15
@TheHorse - I think being on MyLot helps open our eyes to the way other people lives and, in many cases, makes me feel more grateful.
@BelleStarr (37665)
• United States
23 Dec 15
lol I read her post but I did not go cook them at least not yet. But I can see how they would have inspired you.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Dec 15
I didn't actually cook ployes--too tired to look for buckwheat flour--but I did cook pancakes. Had them again this morning!
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@BelleStarr (37665)
• United States
24 Dec 15
@TheHorse yes I got that from your post but close enough.lol
@marlina (72858)
• Canada
23 Dec 15
Not yet, but hope that it will eventually.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Dec 15
I'm trying to think of other examples. I have gone and sipped Gatorade after reading someone's post or comment about dehydration.
• Philippines
24 Dec 15
@TheHorse but others say gatorade and other sports drink are just sugar
@vandana7 (63838)
• India
11 Jun 16
Oh..this is an old post...thank god Pony...hope you are feeling much better. As to my routine..not that I recall off hand. :)
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 16
Oh, yes! I don't get sick very often. I did have pancakes for lunch today!
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@Inlemay (16489)
• South Africa
11 Jun 16
Just love pancakes. Had some tonight
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 16
I should make some today. Bought some new maple syrup the other day.
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@allknowing (63627)
• India
24 Dec 15
I cannot pinpoint at any single post but I must admit I get to pick up a lot here
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
11 Jun 16
I do too.
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@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Dec 15
No, I can't think of a post doing that for me. Glad one did help make your day.
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@TheHorse (64051)
• Pleasant Hill, California
24 Dec 15
I enjoy just learning stuff too. And interacting for its own sake.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
24 Oct 16
several of my friends supported me l;ast time I did my 45 minute walks amnd I lovst 25 pounds then darn i got into sticking on here too much and gained it back so those same mylot friends are at me to start my program again andit did change my life a lot.