Is The Horse Fading on MyLot?

@TheHorse (64026)
Pleasant Hill, California
March 18, 2017 12:14pm CST
What has happened to my writing almost daily here? I think I may be fading. I worked with my little buddy who doesn't speak yesterday, but my past post abut his progress garnered little interest. He loves playing my mandolin, and has started singing along in babble-speak, with lots of consonants. Could singing music help his language development? I thought of writing about the latest terrorist attack in Paris, and how travelers there were inconvenienced by the shootings, but my irony would be the same as it was when I wrote about how inconsiderate of others our highway shooters are here, as they snarl traffic when they kill rival gang members. I had a really weird dream last night, but I'm not convinced that people like hearing about others dreams. We had a music gig last night for which I'll be paid $70, but I've already done several "How Mylot helped be make $70.30 in a Day" type posts. I think I need a need a new drug. As some County song or another said, "The whiskey ain't workin' any more." I may be off to Kaiser today to pick up some meds. Last time I was there, my illegal snow peas were looking good. I could bring my camera today, I suppose. Any suggestions? I don't want to die of "Terminal MyLot Ennui."
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@marlina (72858)
• Canada
18 Mar 17
Terminal MyLot Ennui: is a thing that I believe I am suffering of right now also. I think that the solution might be to be away for a while and come back and see if things are better. Right now, it is not as much fun as it used to be.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
I may take a break from writing and just do more responding to others posts. It's not like I have nothing to say. It's just that I worry that I've exhausted my supply of things to write about. And I was truly disappointed that so few had comments abut my favorite thing, which is the progress of the kids I work with.
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@boiboing (12197)
• Northampton, England
18 Mar 17
@TheHorse I've had a couple of breaks. Take care, they are difficult to return from. Before you know it NOT posting becomes your new normal.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
@boiboing I could see that happening. But I do look forward to coming here and interacting.
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@pgntwo (21625)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Mar 17
Is Terminal myLot Ennui contagious?
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
I most certainly hope not!
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@pgntwo (21625)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
18 Mar 17
@TheHorse Phew! That's a relief ;) Seems to be a lot of it going around...
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@marlina (72858)
• Canada
28 Mar 17
Terminal myLot Ennui: I think it could be contagious as lots of Mylotters are not here anymore.
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• Bournemouth, England
18 Mar 17
'Die of "Terminal MyLot Ennui?"' But they shoot horses, don't they?
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
I'm not ready for the glue factory. I have too much other stuff going on.
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• Bournemouth, England
18 Mar 17
@TheHorse Glue isn't the only option. There's always budget ready meal lasagne.
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Mar 17
@asfarasiknow Did your really just suggest using pony in microwave ready meals???? I grant you, he did just tell me his hairy hiney smells of ambrosia and nectar, but that does not mean he is ready for baking! (Maybe sandwiches, but not lasagna! Lasagna takes a more refined meat than that!)
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@Corbin5 (103433)
• United States
18 Mar 17
You are just going through a phase. It will pass. Ideas will flow once again as time passes. I think the little one's babble speak, due to his playing with the mandolin, could really turn into real-words speak.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
That is my thought and my hope. When I speak with him while we're playing, I just speak in normal English. I know he imitates a lot of what I do, so I'm hoping that his early vocabulary with reflect our "conversations." I also sing silly songs to him, and he is starting to babble along with the right melody. Sometimes I use single words, like "jump" (he's working on his jumping skills right now) or "poke," when we poke holes in the sandbox. He did say "poke" once with me. I wouldn't be surprised if he said "jump," or at least "ump" within the next couple of weeks.
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@Corbin5 (103433)
• United States
18 Mar 17
@TheHorse I bet he does try and say "jump" soon. The silly songs are a wonderful idea too. He may be to little to focus on a children's book, but I bet that the picture and the word on the same page just may help too.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
@Corbin5 He know I like Elephant and Piggie books and sometimes brings one to me to read to him. Maybe I'll focus on one particular book and see if repetition gets him comfortable with a word or two.
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@MALUSE (39301)
• Germany
18 Mar 17
This is a post for the category 'I don't know what to write about' which is one of the busiest.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
Are there categories here? I'm clueless!
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@MALUSE (39301)
• Germany
18 Mar 17
@TheHorse They're hidden. :-) I've written a post on them which you read but may have forgotten.
The now defunct site bubblews was the first site I encountered on the net on which people could express their thoughts freely which didn't have categories under...
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
@MALUSE I remember the conversation, but not the specifics.
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@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
19 Mar 17
I am not writing either and I have become more choosy when I read posts. I am bored of some kind of "discussions" that have no place to start a discussion. I am glad that I can work in the garden again, when I am back I take pleasure in spending a couple of hours here.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Mar 17
I'm hoping to go to Home Depot soon, perhaps with today's kid client, to get some fresh corn, green bean, squash, and sunflower seeds. Maybe I'll get motivated when things start to "spring" up.
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@LadyDuck (152682)
• Switzerland
21 Mar 17
@TheHorse Spring has come and the rain too, for a full week it's going to rain.
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@ptrikha_2 (8026)
• India
23 Mar 17
@TheHorse So did you try this approach? Did it work?
@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
18 Mar 17
@Horse I suspect it is only spring fever. I have not run into your posts about this particular kid client, so I should look for them, they would interest me. Does he exhibit echolalia? Or is it all gibberish? My one little guy calls me by my last name, gets his pronouns reversed and sometimes will hand me the bubble wand saying "Echola (my last name) MY turn."
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
This little guy usually grunts and points. But he understands language at a developmentally appropriate level. He has a few words (yeah, no, poke) and has started using more consonants in his singing (we play mandolin together and he loves it).
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@GardenGerty (98255)
• United States
19 Mar 17
@TheHorse When I went to read some of your older posts I could see that our situation is different. My student is autistic. He will burst out with whole strings of words that are incomprehensible unless you have a context for them.There are other problems that seem to go beyond autism that are increasing daily, and causing a lot of distress.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
@GardenGerty We have another (slightly older) older student in the other classroom at our preschool who has some overlap with your troubled kid. He's bright, and can speak clearly, but he invades others' space and is often too loud, inappropriate, or even violent. I think he has Sensory Integration Dysfuction (or whatever it's called these days).
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Mar 17
I thought I hadn't seen you around much lately. I always look for your posts. There does seem to be a lot of weather/good morning/St Pat's Day/whatever posts at times. Maybe we need a challenge or two.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Mar 17
A challenge. Hmm. I hate to do it, but I think I'm going to write about the weather. It's raining here right now.
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@JudyEv (121545)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Mar 17
@TheHorse It's supposed to rain here but isn't yet.
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@Gillygirl (17277)
• Sutton, England
18 Mar 17
I found your post about the little man who doesn't speak interesting. I haven't posted daily recently but have participated in other discussions. I am intrigued by these snow peas of yours. You did say you would plant some in my garden???
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
Absolutely! But it's getting close to green bean, corn and sunflower time. I plant snow peas mostly during our mild California Winters.
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@Gillygirl (17277)
• Sutton, England
18 Mar 17
@TheHorse I used to grow beans and once tried corn. What are snow peas?
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Mar 17
@Gillygirl LMAO! OMG! You've just opened a whole new can of worms (Please don't eat them all. Save some for the garden, please!), Gillian! pony LOVES snow peas!
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@vandana7 (63838)
• India
18 Mar 17
We still find your stories interesting .. you can add something romantic to your repertoire to make us all sit up and ask is this really pony thehorse who is writing this stuff...that would be the day...
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
I have some romantic stores from over the years, some sad, some interesting, and some funny. If I posted one called "Protecting the Virginity of my Selfish Nymphomaniac Jesus Freak Summer Girlfriend" it would probably get some reads, just from the title.
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@vandana7 (63838)
• India
19 Mar 17
@TheHorse ..We want to hear that one..we demand that it be told to us... @DaddyEvil... What has happened to our innocent Pony?
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@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Apr 17
@TheHors dare you lol lol lol
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
18 Mar 17
This happens to all of us as we get older.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
But I feel inspired on some days, and less inspired on others. The variance feels like about 20 years.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
18 Mar 17
@TheHorse Yet another sign of old age.
• United States
19 Mar 17
Hum....let's see - you can tell us how nice the weather is there...Sometimes it's ok to just post something realy silly - oh wait - you just did.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
Yes, I believe I did. Maybe I'll get inspired today.
• United States
19 Mar 17
@TheHorse LOL - just being in our presence should inspire you
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
@AbbyGreenhill OK, I did a post this morning. If nobody reads it, I'll write another describing what I had for breakfast.
@sjvg1976 (18380)
• Delhi, India
19 Mar 17
Don't worry there are few people like me who like to listen even the weirdest dreams of others
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
I do have some weird ones. Actually, I find dreams fascinating.
@sjvg1976 (18380)
• Delhi, India
19 Mar 17
@TheHorse dreams are always fascinating you may also share your weird dreams too, I will hear them also
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Apr 17
@sjvg1976 I may share some at some point. But what if they lea to the inevitable conclusion that I date black widow spiders and eat ex-girlfriends?
@paigea (22010)
• Canada
18 Mar 17
I am not here that much lately. But that is just the way life is sometimes. There is always something to respond to when I am here.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
Funny, I was listening to my own Youtube of Pancho and Lefty, and the words "that's the way it goes" played just as I was reading "that is just the way life is sometimes." I've been doing some responding today. But I have to get off to another gig soon.
@paigea (22010)
• Canada
25 Mar 17
@TheHorse that is a fun coincidence
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
25 Mar 17
@paigea Yep. Right now I'm actually watching NBA basketball on TV. Haven't gotten around to doing a post today.
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@andriaperry (48899)
• United States
18 Mar 17
Well, I have missed you! I listened to you a while back when I was complaining about the sorry people I rented to, I dolled up the houses, upped the rent and now everyone that rents from me works. I have sold two in the past 6 months as for sale by owner, one lady that has an adult retarded daughter and the other a single father raising 4 boys 7 years old and under. So yes I hear what people say to me. Sometimes its easier to solve problems when you`re not in the picture. I look forward to reading more from you
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
Are you saying that something I said actually influenced your thinking? That would make me really happy. I work with a lot of poor people, many on "Section 8" housing. Some are responsible and doing the best they can. Others would "trash" a house that's not their own. I wouldn't want the stress of renting to those who are not responsible. Had I bought the house I almost bought In Iowa when I taught College there (only $70,000!), I would have kept it when I moved on, but only rented to visiting faculty, as I would expect them to be responsible.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
18 Mar 17
@andriaperry Oh, that feels good! Yeah, as you know, I've devoted my career to "helping the poor," but there comes a point where we have to take care of ourselves as well. I hope it keeps working out!
@Kuttu_007 (1077)
• India
23 Apr 17
Taking a short break is good...
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
23 Apr 17
I can't bring myself to do it.
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@Kuttu_007 (1077)
• India
23 Apr 17
@TheHorse I think you are very much addicted..
• United States
19 Mar 17
Whenever I look for posts from my friends, I get bogged down swimming through the quagmire of posts from newbies or people that I am not friends with. I have to find another way of searching for posts from friends.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
I always read a smattering of posts from people I'm not familiar with. But people I know get first priority.
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• United States
19 Mar 17
@TheHorse same here. First I try to get through the notifications and then go on to what my friends have posted. If I have time or find a discussion worthy of reading I'll do a few of them.
@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
20 Mar 17
Uhm... if it is all the same to you, pony, I would rather you not die of anything! (Not for years and years and years!) You know, you could rob a bank or something in your pony guise and then change into your human guise and get away.... then you can tell us all about your exploit! That would make for interesting reading... especially if the police think/believe your writing here is all bull shiite!
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
20 Mar 17
The authorities know what I look like.
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@Kandae11 (35967)
19 Mar 17
This is just a phase - you will return even sharper than before.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
I hope so. I had a positive real-world event yesterday evening. Maybe I'll write about it.
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@Morleyhunt (19724)
• Canada
18 Mar 17
I simply have days when I choose not to submit a discussion. I have nothing to say. Then I read other discussions and find the only comments I want to make are no acceptable...guaranteed to tick someone off....so then I go do something else. Somehow, suddenly I find my mojo and get back to the daily discussion and lots of commenting. Sometimes we just need to step out of the room.
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@TheHorse (64026)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Mar 17
Very true. I was gone yesterday evening. On my first cup of coffee today.