I'll be seeing less of you for a while.

@thea09 (18316)
Greece
January 17, 2010 3:05pm CST
Call it mylot overdose. I posted a discussion about a week ago and although I was happy to see my friends there I got too many responses from others which were just pointless, and it was a chore suddenly to answer them. This followed on from a couple of fun discussions in pe where despite the warnings and disclaimers of not serious, just a bit of fun, if no sense of humour just leave this one alone, I got the misery brigade saying this isn't funny. Even got someone explaining to me what 'jihad is' even though I'm perfectly well aware of that, but it seems at some point humour isn't global. So that's my way of saying I'll be around just a little bit, responding to friends, but won't be sticking up lots of fun and scintillating discussions as before. But amazingly I do feel as though I have some good friends here so I will return to respond to you. So don't delete me.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Jan 10
me not delete you.... everybody gets burnout, it's normal, go and recharge your batteries while I sit here and think of some more cliches to throw at you...
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
20 Jan 10
I'll still be stalking and needing coffee regularly.
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@dawnald (84078)
• Shingle Springs, California
20 Jan 10
coffee can be arranged...
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
21 Jan 10
I certainly will not be deleting you; I’ve just found you as a friend! I like your discussions and it is a shame that so many come here and leave their sense of humour some place else, but what can you do? A break is always good and it does clear the head and before you know you will feel like your old self again! I have been here responding on and off but haven’t started a discussion for over a month and a half because I’ve had child and husband at home on holidays and interstate and overseas visitors along with Christmas and hosting a New Year’s Eve party! I was frustrated at the lack of time I had here and I am terribly behind with my notifications but the break has been good. I’ll be back at the beginning of next month when my daughter starts school again all ready to go…I hope…Enjoy your break and see you around the board!
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
21 Jan 10
Hi Paula, you do sound busy. Hasn't school started back there yet, we've been back on 7am starts for the last week and more, and real winter officially started today as it's now raining in through the windows. I couldn't shut the shutters to stop it as the wind threw them out of my hands. Do enjoy your Australian summer, will see you soon.
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@dorannmwin (36654)
• United States
20 Jan 10
I certainly hope that your vacation from mylot doesn't last for a really long time because I value both the discussions that you start and I value the discussions that I've started that you contribute in. I've learned a lot about you and I consider myself lucky to think that I've been able to build some sort of a semblance of a relationship with you. Remember as you take your mylot break that there are people here that are anxiously awaiting your return.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
20 Jan 10
Hi dorannmwin, that's really sweet of you to say that as we're not on each others friends lists. I'm not leaving, I plan to drop in and be annoying as I've too many friends here, just giving up on making discussions as they were really getting too many responses to handle comfortably. Plus most of my mylotting time I'll use over on helium and see if that works out. So I shall see you around on here my dear.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
19 Jan 10
I was wondering where you had gone Don't let them put you of we have a lot of them on here that seem to have a sense of Humour failure I am sorry that it is what happened but honest Thea just ignore them I will certainly not delete you so no worries on that I am just glad that you are ok
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
20 Jan 10
Hi gabs, I'm still around but just a bit, and won't be putting up any discussions apart from the one I just did but that will be deleted any minute. It's much more fun just going around annoying people, not that I'd dream of annoying my friends of course. Amazing who you run into though on a bit of a stalk.
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@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
17 Jan 10
I must have missed something else as I was not aware that things had become rough for you too Thea A break will clear things and then you will be back even raring to go more than before. We all have something happen that kicks us off for a bit but then we return because it's in our system now I am not deleting anyone while they are still alive and kicking!
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
Hi Mys, things weren't rough for me here, don't misunderstand. I thought it wouldn't be as much fun when the blue bunny went but she had a few weeks off before and it was fine. It was just sudden boredom, one long list of responses felt like a pile of paperwork I'd rather lock in the bottom drawer than deal with, so I just thought I'd explain why I won't be here much, but will just pop by to have a bit of fun with friends. If I'd said what I wanted to say to a few of the stranger comments I'd have been banned so this way is better. Good to hear you won't be deleting me my dear. And keep an eye out for Colin for me, I'll probably miss him but I'll keep my pm open for any news.
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@vandana7 (73711)
• India
17 Jan 10
Thea there is no question of me deleting you either, even if you asked me to. :)
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@mysdianait (65070)
• Italy
18 Jan 10
I will buzz you even before I see him or any of the others
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17 Jan 10
Thea when have you ever been fun and scintillating ....... just kidding. We all need a break from here at somepoint even if it's just from coming up with new fun and scintillating discussions. It makes us appreciate the fun and friends we have on here when we do return to full active service, so to speak. As for those who can't see the funny side of things, well remember it is their loss.
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@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
17 Jan 10
Hello, Thea. Well, it's everybody's loss - even the ones who've had a sense of humour bypass, because they'll only realise what they're missing when it's missing. We need a bit of humour, because there's enough dark stuff going on, and if we let it get to us, we'd all be going around telling people that what was actually really funny wasn't funny at all. And yes, you've earned the respect and love of lots of people here - and I'm right at the top of the list. Hang on - I suppose Lamb's got the top spot, because he keeps your feet warm? Oh well, it's an honour to come second to him.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
Hello Sandra, I was just pm-ing you. I'll still be here but just a little bit and you'll be the first I respond to as always, as long as its not in your special interest section. Boredom hit very suddenly though and I looked at 2 pages of responses still to reply to and didn't want to do it, and that's not what it's all about. I think I realised in the end that there are a lot of people I get on with here, and a lot I have no interest in communcating with. (that's no one on my friends list by the way). I'll keep the pm open and be there if anyone is being a madam, or a moron. Anyway even if I only bounce through we're still going to be in touch plenty, my very first mylot friend.
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• Spain
17 Jan 10
Yes, of course we'll keep in touch. We have a common interest in our writing, after all. I think Fjaril may be inconsolable though - I'll have to let him have an extra squeeze of my oranges to make up for it.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
Oh Fjaril knows I'll be here keeping him on his toes, I might even just do a purple and pop into other peoples boxes all over the place. What are you like with your oranges though?
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@wmraul (2554)
• Bucharest, Romania
17 Jan 10
No way to delete you, period. Anyway, thea, once you start a joke / fun / mock talking, in RL or VR, espect half of readers/listeners won't get it. They won't get it on first sight even if prevented 2 weeks before is gonna be a joke. Old time, spartans (sound familiar to you, were part of old Greeks I think) were killing new born with visible defects ... unfortunately nobody didn't think to apply this to all humans and the criterion to be: no sense of humour ? = bang ! ... Anyway, just for the record, the above paragraph is a joke. Or not. PS: I like the name you gave to those ... people: "misery brigade" hahahahhaa
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
Shall I pm you the link then?
@vandana7 (73711)
• India
17 Jan 10
Just when wmraul is coming back thea wants to go into hiding. What is happening???? And spartan, welcome back. :)
@wmraul (2554)
• Bucharest, Romania
17 Jan 10
well .. I return, she hide .. is a mistery .. dare to solve it ? ;-))
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Guess this answers my question where u have been. I figured u would get repercussions on that discussion. I really didn't like it myself so i just didn't give u an answer.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
Hi Aunty, well that's fine not answering something but that's English humour for you. It's easy enough to ignore though and we don't respond to everything by everyone. I'll still be here though just not as much so hope you're planning on keeping me.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
17 Jan 10
Of course i'm keeping u silly girl. I may not agree w/u all the time but sure u don't agree w/me all the time either. Give Hugo a hug ,one for u to.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
And hugs back to you Aunty. We've probably got a bit in common you know but I know you definitely don't get my humour sometimes, but just think what I'm surrounded by day by day. And you know how I hate dogs too, the Greek has gone and adopted a stray rotweiller. It isn't allowed in the house and he feeds it at the other end of the village road but even so it's there. Just to leave the house without being eaten yesterday I devised a cunning plan and threw it a handful of dried dog food where it's not meant to be fed. The Greek should have driven it a few miles away until I could have made a safe and timely exit.
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
24 Jan 10
i think i know what you mean. even i have been away for some time. i could not find much to talk about....maybe i am getting obsolete for such things...
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
25 Jan 10
Hi Sunny, I noticed you'd been missing awhile, sorry no more discussions from me for a while. Just popping by to say hi, but no doubt I'll catch up with you soon in someones box.
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@sunny68 (1327)
• India
27 Jan 10
okay....hope to see you recharged soon...........
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@stvasile (7316)
• Romania
24 Jan 10
I've had a lot of work lately and I still have a lot to do for the next month or so, so I rarely visited myLot... I'm taking a peak at a few discussions tonight, and I decided yours are worth looking at. And let me tell you something: if I decide your discussions are worth the while, you shouldn't care about what every moron has to say. They are like small pebbles rolling away, while people like me and you are here to make the site better and will stay well anchored. And that's coming from someone that doesn't lack modesty.
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
24 Jan 10
Hi stvasile, there's the little issue of getting too many responses though, there are some I'm always happy to see, like your good self, and wanderers in off the street as it were who make responding a chore. So for now I'm just popping in to respond to others and see friends here. I'm finding churning out articles instead is just as easy as writing here so I might as well earn from writing. Just for a joke the other night I started a non discussion, just put a link up to some dreary favourite flavour of icecream which I knew would be deleted. Needless to say we had a bit of fun as wmraul was in there, and Lamby, but can you believe someone came in and said this is terrible, neg rating you for it. No humour at all. And there IS always one, or two, which take the fun out. By the way the last time I said something nice about you you told me off as said you were the modest type. I'll be bobbing in and out anyway so will keep in touch, I can't miss out on life in Romania now.
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@vandana7 (73711)
• India
25 Jan 10
Hi cub - doesn't thea remind you of all mylot's cubs, and all mylot's lambs, could not change greek goddess thea's mind anyway. LOL. Wish she defies those morons instead of backing out. :( Well, nice to see you are back! I too have some schedule like that. :(
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@pergammano (7690)
• Canada
22 Jan 10
Mornin...dear thea....I had to take a sabbatical, too! Maker of my own destiny, but I had enough turmoil in my private life, and there was just too much "trashing and bashing" here to help keep my spirits on an even keel. I am a believer in Christmas, love the spirit....to each his own....but each time some-one here bashed Christmas, I could only think of my 2 friends, and 2 acquaintances that had just lost their lives in the plane crash...and how awful there season would be. Had to leave this place alone for a while! Do take care, and know I understand! HUGZ & Cheers!
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
24 Jan 10
Hi Shirley, I noticed you'd been absent too, I'm just usually popping by for a little bit in the evenings to see friends now, and be as annoying as I like. I hope you're not still feeling down. It will soon be spring and things will look more cheerful. This winter hasn't been as cold as I expected which has been a bonus. I'll talk to you soon, haven't forgotten you. Hugs.
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• United States
17 Jan 10
Bye bye. See you later!
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
Bye whiteheather, I'll simply be a stalker and box hopper from now on.
@vandana7 (73711)
• India
17 Jan 10
How can you leave us? Is it fair to punish Lamb for the crimes of Cub? LOL. I dont understand why do you bother reading responses that dont really make sense in relation to the discussion! You want to respond, ask them to read the content in the first place! Some people really need humor injections. How can we go through life without it? :( I think you should be coming up with more such discussions, so that they know how much their opinions are valued. :)
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
17 Jan 10
Hi vandana, I'm not leaving you, and my pm will still be open, I just won't be making any discussions for a while. I'm not leaving as there are too many fun people here and you all know who you are. Unfortuantely there are also a lot of miserable unastute types who I choose not to bother with, but what does one do with them when they turn up. I shall just stalk and box hop. Anyway you're a fine one to talk as you're going to be here less yourself anyway, and just as I know where to find some friends I've got a pretty good idea which country you'll be playing in too.
@vandana7 (73711)
• India
18 Jan 10
Thea, I am already working!! And still I dont think anybody really felt my absence! The secret is, participate in most highly participated discussion. LOL. Everybody gets to see you there, and therefore, they know you are around. :) Anyway, Hatley is not to be seen, I am kind of worried. I sent her a PM and she has not responded. Any idea why she didnt turn up?
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
18 Jan 10
Vandy my dear, I didn't post this to be persuaded to stay and post, I will just pop in. That way I can be much more irritating towards those who annoy me, openly poke fun at the boys pretending to be girls, and laugh when I see what wmraul does with the victim I've sent him.
@zandi458 (27947)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 10
Hi thea, I am sorry to hear that you are not going to be active here anymore. It come as a surprise to me that you made a drastic decision to stop posting despite being a popular figure here. I hope you don't take matters in mylot too personal as there might be an oversight in some of my responses to your discussions. I realized there is a gap in the mentality of people from the west and from the Asian regions. What might be a joke to people from the west might not be the same for people from our Asian countries. There is always something to learn from both sides and getting offended by people who are half cooked in their English should not happen in mylot.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
18 Jan 10
Hi Zandi, you misunderstood a little, I will still post on here and call in, I just won't be starting anymore discussions. A strange thing happened that I started one and had about 50 replies and felt no wish to bother answering them all so that's the downside of becoming popular, too many responses to deal with. It isn't people with second language English who offend me in my fun discussions, its the moral police type who don't think anyone can laugh at anything, and I refuse to apologise for making a joke from something when everything can have a funny side. There's always one or two and always will be, whether it's someone barging into eating strange foods to say its barbaric to be anything but vegan, or anything really. I have never discriminated against anyone for language diffences here, but I do object to annoyed by those who lack a sense of humour. I shall be around in the background.
@zandi458 (27947)
• Malaysia
19 Jan 10
ramesh....I am not degrading or belittling anybody. There are instances where I am grossly misunderstood by others by how I present my thoughts in words. Then I am thinking maybe I have an Asian mentality that differs with the western thinking or it might be my weak vocabs that is hampering me in giving a well thought out views. Something about how I, like Asians, look at the world from a large point of view, and go in, whereas western culture looks at the small details and then goes out. I wasn’t quite sure how this was relevant to my views here. Or that these blank generalizations were true. In my country it has become an issue when one is scantily dressed she will be labeled westernized. And it may be said of it here when a response is being criticized for going out of context and not in tune with the subject that we don't read their minds. We are totally in two different world of thoughts but we are not in anywhere below par. We Asians are good if not better compared to some people in the more advanced western countries.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
19 Jan 10
Well said Ramesh, cultural differences never stop people from being friends. It's those who can't laugh at anything which bore me. You should look up my best discussion ever, it was about there's always someone who takes offence. It was an interactive one which I did together with Sandra and Rabbit, and it just shows that there's always something someone will be offended by.
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
19 Apr 10
Hi thea, I did not see you for a long time now and I though you already left myLot until a few days ago when I saw your comment on a discussion that I am involved (I can not remember whether that discussion started by me or not). MyLot is just like offline life. We meet a lot of people here and what unique is it is from all around the world. If we can argue or disagree with people who know us well or even our relatives, so it is more likely to happen here too. It is only how we handle the situation make us different from the rest. Since you already set your mind that you would not be as active as before, I think all the Greek interest would gone by the wind, especially about you beloved Panantiakos team. I saw you are active on Helium now. Already visit a few of your articles and it is good stuff. But I find one of it no longer available (Why dieting doesn't work). I do not know if it is only me that can not look at it or others face the same problem too. I hope you would enjoy whatever you do in you life out there and good luck for whatever you are planning to do.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
25 Apr 10
Hi akuler, miss chatting with you, good to see you back here. I really am spending all of my writing time over at Helium, really pleased to hear you've checked out some of my articles. I'm sure you'll keep Panathainikos live on here, apparently we won on Saturday night, but won what I am clueless about.
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@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 10
How your Helium so far? How much you can earn from there? If I am not mistaken you have 84 articles before. But why it is only 81 now? I just wish I could do a writing job. Unfortunately, my English is not as good as others. I hope I did not neglect while I am studying it while I still at the school. But it is too late for it.
@akuler (3534)
• Malaysia
26 Apr 10
Sorry for the wrong statistics. You have written 593 articles.
• United States
18 Jan 10
awww well..if you make any of that good food while you're off,save me some
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
18 Jan 10
Hi Scarlett, now make sure those slobs don't run you round ragged. What good food? I always make good food. It's like a Greek grandmas kitchen in here you know.
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• United States
18 Jan 10
that's what i mean.it's all good oh they're avoiding me this week.there's painting to be done,and they want no part of that.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
18 Jan 10
Well what a surprise.
• India
18 Jan 10
Ah thea, so you little terrorist you have been caught by the Moral police of mylot.Anyhow, I am glad I did not join your terrorist group, as I am busy in starting my own group. Ha, Ha, Ha. Seriously speaking, I think it must have the Obama, discussion which you have started which has caused this problem. I was wondering why there has not been any discussions from your side as well as no responses. Any how you know about the misery brigade, they come and go.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
18 Jan 10
Hi ramesh, no morality police can get me down dear chap, but they do so bore me, and they are always there, lurking, somewhere. They must be such wonderful company to share an evening with. I have no problem, just boredom hit and mylotting can't become work, it should just be a place to come and play, which I will do now and then.
• India
19 Jan 10
Waiting for your now and then discussion thea. You know, as a friend, as soon as you post a discussion, mylot will inform me, and I will come into that discussion.Then we will once again start our Obama and Osama discussion. I would have become a full fledged Terrorist by that time.
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
19 Jan 10
Hi I'm just lurking, left you a note down below and now realised it wasn't your box. Yes indeed, if people had only read the intro properly they'd know I'd deliberatly put OBAMA in the terrorist camb and not OSAMA.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
18 Jan 10
Hiya Thea.. take a mylot holiday and come back and join us soon whenever, wherever. Doors here will always be open to you definitely. Virtual door, that is. Though I must say I do miss your discussions, but it's a little comfort knowing that you are not going to leave here and will come back for friends to respond and etc. Good luck with your secret venture, heehe..
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
18 Jan 10
Hi Zed, what's going on, you've regressed from the divine Goran to a plate of stodge? I'll be bobbing around and stalking as you know, look after Lief for me, he's wandering round all misty eyed yet again and thus liable to fall over things. Those links you sent me don't work as they need to be in a new pm box on their own, but I'd like to take a look. PM's always open my sweet. Thea xx
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
18 Jan 10
Teeehee..I'll try my best Thea to take care of Lief, LOL.. Those links don't work? Aite I'll send another fresh PM...take care yeah.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
18 Jan 10
I feel like eating pancakes, LOL....
@malpoa (1218)
• India
19 Jan 10
Ah that will be a loss. I check and respond to only friend's responses first, I look for your symbol as soon as the page opens... And in these days when I couldnt find any discussions from you, I thought of sending a pm. But then checked your profile to see that you had just logged in one hour back...I understood that you were around and guessed that you might have got bored of this!!! I read a few columns as well!!! will miss you
@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
19 Jan 10
Hi Malpoa, no I log in in case I get messages, but I wasn't here. I will finish this one as it was started just as there's too many friends to pm to say I won't be doing more. I rarely see you these days too. Thank you for sharing the humour of Indian households with me, I did enjoy it, and it changed my thinking about why you have servants too. I'll still be around though so will pop in and see you when you're on.
@malpoa (1218)
• India
20 Jan 10
Oh I am as well bored of doing mylot. There is little I am doing on net!!! I am almost inert now, cant blame it on overdose though, I get bored quickly!!! Thea, I will be checking on and off for your discussions. Any alternative plans on how to spend the time??? What about oranges and olives? Think about it seriously to make it on a larger scale. It is always nice to think that I have a friend there and will be in touch... I have your id...U remember...c ya... take care love:))