A Word of Explanation

Winston Salem, North Carolina
August 28, 2017 7:45pm CST
Written by the Huis Vrouw When life gets stressful different people have different ways of dealing with the stress. Some people vent their frustrations with words, others channel the energy into activity. I tend to resort to silliness. Laughter always seems to make life a little easier to face, and sometimes the pursuit of laughter involves finding creative ways to look at life. Emmett was allowed to hijack my MyLot account over the past few days because rational, intelligent responses seemed like entirely too much work. I appreciate those of you who have humoured me and played along. I’lll be reigning the little guy in over the next few days, but I suspect that he will put in an appearance now and again. He’s been entirely too entertaining to banish back into the darkness and oblivion of storage.
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@sharon6345 (114955)
• United States
29 Aug
Oh he was delightful
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug
He'll be back on occasion. I'm just going to have to figure out how to make it clear that Emmett is the one responding to discussions and comments since he regularly says things that I wouldn't.
@Marty1 (31261)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
29 Aug
While it is sad that Emmett is going to leaving us, I am happy you are back!!! If times are ever rough again, I know, I would love to see Emmett return even though he not nearly as great as you! let a smile be your umbrella!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
It looks like you're going to be stuck with ME for a while. It seems the alter ego is too busy at the moment.
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@Marty1 (31261)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
3 Sep
@Platespinner Tell your alter ego I hope she is doing well. I am happy to be stuck with you! Sure your alter ego is a great person but you are such a sweetehart I like reading your comments!!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
@Marty1 I'll tell her!
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• Canada
29 Aug
I don't blame you one bit. In trying times, sometimes you have to let the sillies out to balance life.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug
Emmett was far more successful than I had imagined he could be. Even my husband and daughters have enjoyed his adventures.
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• Canada
29 Aug
@Platespinner I still remember your 'tales from the coop'. :)
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug
@Morethanamom I ended up abandoning that project. Chickens are evil, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
@Hannihar (26598)
26 Oct
When I first heard about Emmett I thought he was a real human being and wondered what the connection was. Then you introduced him and showed his picture then I understood things better. You do have a great imagination and with the world in the shape it is in we need humor and laughter. So, please continue to bring him in here. That is how I feel and cannot speak for anyone other than myself. I cannot speak for my cat because she may feel differently than I do.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Oct
There were quite a few people who thought I was a human being at first. Now the challenge is to differentiate when I am responding to something and when it's that old fuddy-duddy, Mrs. J.
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@Hannihar (26598)
29 Oct
@Platespinner For quite some time Emmett I thought you were real and then Mrs J showed us your picture and now I know you are not.
@LadyDuck (141158)
• Switzerland
29 Aug
Emmett is a funny little guy, I liked to interact with him and I will be happy to see him back time by time.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
Aw shucks. Thanks, Anna!
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@LadyDuck (141158)
• Switzerland
3 Sep
@Platespinner Keep showing up Emmett, do not give up.
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@acelawrites (10910)
• Philippines
22 Sep
I go curious because you got a new name! I knew you from other sites as Platespinner.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Sep
Sorry if I caused any confusion. My new approach to MyLot has been lots of fun and a challenge creatively.
3 Sep
i'm enjoying catching up and reading Emmett. ha ha.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
The Huis Vrouw has decided to focus her attention elsewhere for awhile, so I've taken over the MyLot account.
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@PainsOnSlate (19892)
• Canada
1 Sep
That's hilarious, I will be looking back in your stories.. I think he's handsome...and smart.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
I'm flattered! Of course I knew I was handsome, but that's the first time anyone has said I was smart!
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@UncleJoe (9263)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 Sep
Shucks! Just when Emmett and I were beginning to bond. I usually try to relieve stress with humor as well. That's what keeps me going.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
She threatened to pack me away indefinitely, but I seem to have been given a reprieve. It looks like I'll get to post and interact again for a while.
@JudyEv (115613)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Sep
I am sure Emmett will relish his days of freedom from storage.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
You got that right. I HATE storage!
@Tampa_girl7 (24126)
• United States
29 Aug
Being silly is a great way to relieve stress
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep
And it's entertaining as well! This is much more fun for me too, I don't like being shut away in the dark!
• United States
29 Aug
Well hope to see Emmet soon then. I enjoy him.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug
Thanks. He'll be back!
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@Morleyhunt (18967)
• Canada
29 Aug
Thanks for the giggles. Emmett definitely provide some much needed comic relief.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug
He's been a fun way to distract myself from the not so fun stuff in life!
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@andriaperry (43350)
• United States
29 Aug
I had forgot then I said hey this is the little traveling guy. I do feel for you and your sister, I tended my sick father so I know what you are going through.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug
Thanks, Andria. It's been a rough few days.
@maezee (30915)
• United States
29 Aug
I totally agree with you. Laughter is super imprortant!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
29 Aug
I'd much rather laugh than cry!
@Susan2015 (19983)
• United States
30 Aug
You will need to find him another job to do.
@Juliaacv (27807)
• Canada
29 Aug
He's been fun-welcome back!