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The ***OFFICIAL*** Friday/Saturday Night Singles' Thread February 24th and 25th, 2006
Me ^ | February 24, 2006 | Me

Posted on 02/24/2006 5:11:41 PM PST by najida

Guess who's hosting this edition of the singles thread!?! Scary, ain't it folks.

Anyhow, in the process of cleaning out boxes, it came to me....the questions that we all ask ourselves as we uncover chunks of our long lost past.....

What WAS I thinking!?!

So, my questions to all of you are:

What hobby or interest did you have when you were younger that you still have a passion for?

Ok, now....is there something you used to do that you now think "I can't believe I used to like that!"

Same with music---
What was your favorite band/song in highschool, then early adulthood compared to now? (Those still in early adulthood have only 2 questions to answer. Or maybe just one ;))

Is there anything in your interests, hobbies or life that would surprise people who know you? (Nothing weird, just.....) And if it invovles being on wanted posters, you can skip the question :)



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To: DollyCali
I"m not as busy as most FReepers with things. I probably shouldn't be so anxious. I should probably be more understanding...

Nahh....
451 posted on 02/24/2006 10:16:13 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: RockinRight

Night. Sweet dreams.


452 posted on 02/24/2006 10:16:57 PM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: tuliptree76

CVXXI


453 posted on 02/24/2006 10:18:20 PM PST by Rca2000 ("How can I tell you if something is "safe" if I don't know what you are referring to?")
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To: tuliptree76; Goodgirlinred; pcottraux

I can't keep my eyes open much longer. Good night.


454 posted on 02/24/2006 10:18:34 PM PST by tuliptree76
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To: TheresaKett

Thanks for the link. I checked it out. Real nice. Jars of Clay is on there. They are still making albums.


455 posted on 02/24/2006 10:19:15 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: Rca2000

*sigh* My prior post was supposed to be to you too - not to me. Good night.


456 posted on 02/24/2006 10:19:39 PM PST by tuliptree76
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To: tuliptree76

Ciao, Bella!!


457 posted on 02/24/2006 10:20:37 PM PST by Rca2000 ("How can I tell you if something is "safe" if I don't know what you are referring to?")
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To: tuliptree76

Awww!

Goodnight.


458 posted on 02/24/2006 10:20:49 PM PST by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: Rca2000

Oh my! You had a terrible day. I don't blame you for being upset. Is this job something you can't leave for one reason or another? This is abuse.

Thanks for sharing. Sometimes these forums for me (I have a few threads where it happens) to let loose with issues/problems.

showing my ignorance.. what is CM?


459 posted on 02/24/2006 10:20:56 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: DollyCali
My husband, who was five years older than I, died of complications from Multiple Myeloma. That is cancer of the plasma cells of the bone marrow. He fought a good fight and went through two peripheral blood stem cell transplants. He was one month shy of his 57th birthday when he died April 22, 2001.
460 posted on 02/24/2006 10:22:38 PM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Supernatural

Thank you. Yes, it was. I thought my world had ended and I just wanted to die. I am finally, after all of this time, beginning to see that perhaps God has a reason for my still being here.


461 posted on 02/24/2006 10:24:42 PM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Supernatural

Yes....I actually go to a pretty large church and they have a current artist there almost every Sunday night as a youth outreach. Jars of Clay plays at the Harvest Crusades that our pastor does and at Church sometimes.

I like classic Rock, but can not really get into the modern rock today. I also listen to that Christian radio station, and often listen online in the background, since I live in the hills and regular radio reception is not that reliable.


462 posted on 02/24/2006 10:25:43 PM PST by TheresaKett
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To: Goodgirlinred

I have not seen that book, but I think Mercy Me wrote that song when one of the member's Dad died? I will have to look for it in the church bookstore. I also think their song Homesick was written when one of the band's members that died.


463 posted on 02/24/2006 10:28:48 PM PST by TheresaKett
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To: DollyCali

Well, the pay is better than ANY job I have had so far, enabling me to keep current with the bills, and save money every week. The owner's wife is the OPPOSITE of him, and is always paying me compliments,too much, IMO.(But just as liberal.) The hours are very good too. Less hours for more pay than ever.

As long as that does not happen often... I will manage. But the "shine"is gone, so to speak.


464 posted on 02/24/2006 10:35:03 PM PST by Rca2000 ("How can I tell you if something is "safe" if I don't know what you are referring to?")
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To: DollyCali
Sorry I forgot. Conservative Match. I am on that site. So far, I have not had too much bad treatment, and my picture has been viewed a LOT (so has Pcottraux's, too).
465 posted on 02/24/2006 10:37:12 PM PST by Rca2000 ("How can I tell you if something is "safe" if I don't know what you are referring to?")
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To: ValerieUSA

I have to be getting ready for work in 4 1/2 hours. But thought you'd better see this.


466 posted on 02/24/2006 10:43:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: Goodgirlinred

I felt that way when my ex and me split up. But not quite that bad, I'm sure.

I'm glad you are still with us.


467 posted on 02/24/2006 10:47:24 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: TheresaKett
You are right. Bart Millard, who wrote and sings it, started it when he was younger, when his dad died when he was a teenager. I don't know about the other one. It is not on my cd.

You will really love that little book.
468 posted on 02/24/2006 10:49:41 PM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Supernatural

Thank you. I am, too.


469 posted on 02/24/2006 10:51:24 PM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: Rca2000

on your recommendation awhile back I signed up at Conservative Match. Have had MANY interesting contacts etc..ONE however spooked me out. a man from IRAN who is half my age. AND many contacts. I turned over my info/account to the FBI. I just had a very, very bad feeling about him. I can still see my account but no posting etc for now


470 posted on 02/24/2006 10:52:14 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: TheresaKett; All
I have to hit the sack. I have enjoyed being with you all tonight. Maybe I will "see" you tomorrow night. Sweet dreams.
471 posted on 02/24/2006 10:53:03 PM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: DollyCali
I don't blame you one bit!! I'd be VERY frightened if something like that happened there.

BTW-- there is a woman there named Cathy, who lives in Ohio, ans she works with the FBI, I think. I think maybe you should alert her to the situation. She posts on the forums regularly.
472 posted on 02/24/2006 10:55:50 PM PST by Rca2000 ("How can I tell you if something is "safe" if I don't know what you are referring to?")
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To: Goodgirlinred

Ciao, Bella!!


473 posted on 02/24/2006 10:57:17 PM PST by Rca2000 ("How can I tell you if something is "safe" if I don't know what you are referring to?")
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To: Goodgirlinred

good night Goodgirl


474 posted on 02/24/2006 10:58:47 PM PST by TheresaKett
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To: TheresaKett; scott says; All

Here's a link some of you will really enjoy. It is a link to a radio station on the web that plays only live performances form mostly the 60's and early 70's, but not limited to that as they play some Springsteen from the later 70's too.

Most of the bands are like this: Cream, James Taylor, Vanilla Fudge, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Van Morrison, Joe Cocker, Bob Dylan, the Doors, etc.

Jimi Hendrix is on now from a performance at the Fillmore West from 12/31/69.

Click on the link. On the page it displays, click where it says "Play Now! Click here to launch the vault radio player".

Add it to your favorites.

This site is really something. They have posters and photos from just about every band you can think of. You can spend a whole day looking at this site.

Here's the link: http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/Static.aspx?Type=Audio/Radio.htm

FReeper Scott Says turned me on to this link and I'm glad he did.


475 posted on 02/24/2006 11:00:42 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: Supernatural

Freeper Day10 posted that a week or so ago, good stuff, I have marked it as a favorite.


476 posted on 02/24/2006 11:02:55 PM PST by TheresaKett
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To: TheresaKett
A most excellent site. It mesmerized me for hours.
477 posted on 02/24/2006 11:04:45 PM PST by Supernatural (Lay me doon in the caul caul groon, whaur afore monie mair huv gaun)
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To: Hoodlum91

What other thread?? This is fantastic! I'd love to eat just a gold covered almond!


478 posted on 02/25/2006 6:28:54 AM PST by A knight without armor
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To: All

Did anyone get any sleep last night?


479 posted on 02/25/2006 7:24:52 AM PST by najida (Me arguing for logic and against emotion is like Mother Teresa becoming a pole dancer.)
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To: georgiagirl3814
Question is, where do you find this man with similar interest? I want a helpmate, a soulmate, a kindred soul, but where is he? Where do you find that special one in this life?

I wish I knew, I promise I would tell you!

Maybe we want too much, maybe there are very few that actually find their soul mate. I think if I got on the net and was willing to relocate, perhaps I could find him but relocation for me is not possible, at least not for the next five years. Besides, how would you really be able to spend time with them and find out if you are truly compatible if they are so far away? I would want to spend a great deal of time together to make sure I wasn't making a big mistake. This thread was a good idea because we know we all have the commonality of being conservative types but you run into the same logistical problems here as on dating sites, distance!

I work for a pretty big company, there are 5 married couples I know of, at least 4 met at work. One couple I admire greatly, eat lunch together, take walks together, treat each other with respect and seem to just enjoy each other's company. That's the kind of relationship I want, I'm sure it's not always honky dory but it looks like it from the outside in. I'm not prepared to accept anything less than this type of relationship, I'd rather be alone and it looks like a good possibility that will happen.

480 posted on 02/25/2006 7:56:52 AM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: Goodgirlinred
To your "room?" I am not doing my job as chaperone very well, then. KNOCK, KNOCK!

LOL!! You've got to keep your eye on those two every minute!

481 posted on 02/25/2006 7:59:33 AM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: Goodgirlinred
I haven't really followed any music for a long time. I have a few CDs that I play in the car. Most of them are country. There are a few rock CDs that I have mostly because they keep me awake and alert when I'm driving at night. I might have heard the name MercyMe long ago, but I can't remember any of their music. What is it about that song that you think is significant? I'm not in Iraq, and I hope I didn't leave that impression.

Bill

482 posted on 02/25/2006 8:43:17 AM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: ozarkgirl

I share your philosophy. And I too may be single for the rest of this life, but I can hope. I don't want to relocate either, not too far anyway. I like where I live, its just right, except for this rain we have had for a whole week. I also enjoyed this thread and its good to know others have same issues.

Us girls will just have to hang in there and maintain our standards. Good luck to all


483 posted on 02/25/2006 9:11:23 AM PST by georgiagirl3814 (I'm Thelma)
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To: RockinRight

you are so sweet! thanks for your support. I'm hanging, believe me.


484 posted on 02/25/2006 9:20:41 AM PST by georgiagirl3814 (I'm Thelma)
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To: Goodgirlinred

Good for you, and your dog! I have always liked animals better than most people. I am waiting for spring so that I can get outdoors and go. I feel a road trip coming on. Here comes the sun (and springtime). Thats my favorite time of year. I'm just hibernating right now.

What kind of dog is Harm? small, large, full-blooded or Heinz 57? I love em all


485 posted on 02/25/2006 9:26:08 AM PST by georgiagirl3814 (I'm Thelma)
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To: ozarkgirl; georgiagirl3814
Question is, where do you find this man with similar interest? I want a helpmate, a soulmate, a kindred soul, but where is he? Where do you find that special one in this life?

That's a very good question
It seems that our modern culture has not brought people together but has alienated many.
Its very difficult today as years of radical feminism has created deep wounds and mistrust between the sexes.
You can "see" it here on FR with the "woman bashing" threads and the woman who won’t trust a man again.
Many have just given up entirely on dating or finding someone

In short we are working in a different climate than say 20 years ago and we have to work within that climate

Where to find someone?
Just be you and get out of the house!
Church is a good place, pursuit your interests, hobbies, get politically active, try some of the Internet dating sites but KNOW what you NEED (as opposed to everything you want, there are no perfect men or woman!) and what you won't accept
You have to use your HEAD as well as your HEART

The main thing is DON'T GIVE UP,HANG IN THERE, BECOME THE PERSON YOU WOULD WANT TO BE WITH

486 posted on 02/25/2006 9:40:38 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: apackof2

HEAR, HEAR ! or is it HERE, HERE? Advice good enough to take to heart, and a great summation of the situation. I am inspired.


487 posted on 02/25/2006 9:53:36 AM PST by georgiagirl3814 (I'm Thelma)
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To: apackof2

Very well said.


488 posted on 02/25/2006 10:40:39 AM PST by carlr
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To: najida; DollyCali; Goodgirlinred; ozarkgirl; scott7278; Blurblogger; All
Sorry I am late to the party as I‘ve been dealing with a MONSTER barometric induced sinus headache. Pretty much has laid me low. Missed the Josh Turner concert and my horseback riding lesson but I seem to be on the mend now, thank goodness

Great job with the thread najida!

What hobby or interest did you have when you were younger that you still have a passion for?

Pretty much have the same passions that I had as a kid with the exception of my love/hate relationship with politics! LOL
Still adore animals and will always have a dog, in addition always wanted to learn to horseback ride and I am now taking lessons, Western & English and have found out I am a natural horse woman! Jumping and barrel racing could be next! LOL
Still love the outdoors, reading, history, gardening, dancing

Ok, now....is there something you used to do that you now think "I can't believe I used to like that!"

In high school I did lit drops for Robert Kennedy in Indiana and as a very young adult I was a hippie! Although a clean one!

What was your favorite band/song in high school, then early adulthood compared to now?

In high school it was popular stuff, as a young adult more rock&roll and now I listen to mostly C&W and Christian

Is there anything in your interests, hobbies or life that would surprise people who know you?

Most people seem to be surprised that I am still single! Of course they aren’t doing their part by fixin’ me up! LOL

489 posted on 02/25/2006 11:16:44 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: apackof2; All
Hi all.. busy here so far today.. bummer re: your headache..sinus ones are very frustraiting & painful

going to geti in dog walk.. cooler & rain later..

for anyone needing a SMOOCH

490 posted on 02/25/2006 11:25:35 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: georgiagirl3814; carlr; All
FReeper LS & Jeff Head's Newly released book...a novel about 911
491 posted on 02/25/2006 11:29:39 AM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: georgiagirl3814
I am inspired.

I am glad there are so many people out there looking which means you are certainly not alone in your search, someone or more than one man is looking for YOU!

492 posted on 02/25/2006 11:30:07 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: carlr

Thank you ,need to remind myself sometimes too!


493 posted on 02/25/2006 11:30:55 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: georgiagirl3814
Hmmmmm are you looking for a Louise for that road trip?

LOL

494 posted on 02/25/2006 11:33:30 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: DollyCali

Wonderful! Some freepers are pretty exceptional.


495 posted on 02/25/2006 11:34:08 AM PST by ozarkgirl
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To: apackof2
Sorry I am late to the party as I‘ve been dealing with a MONSTER barometric induced sinus headache.

We all have had those and yes sometimes death would seem a positive alternative.

If you are so inclined try a strong bloody Mary,heavy on the horseradish.
It is the horseradish that clears the head,the rest is only good if it doesn`t work.Get Well Soon

496 posted on 02/25/2006 11:42:43 AM PST by carlr
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To: carlr
horseradish

Been there done that, straight out of the bottle!

Thursday evening I made some "comfort food" for me, spagetti (as I am Italian) and drank a 24oz beer so I could get some sleep

Friday night I put a good shot of Triple Sec in my Sleepytime tea

Its a bear to go to bed with a headache and wake up with one!
Muscles are super tight also

Seems like I might have to retire to Arizona or New Mexico instead of Montana or Wyoming!

BTW your smileys are sweet, thank you

497 posted on 02/25/2006 11:49:59 AM PST by apackof2 (You can stand me up at the gates of hell, I'll stand my ground and I won't back down)
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To: WFTR
MercyMe is a Christian rock group. The song is about what heaven might be like, but it is more than that. I know you are not in Iraq. Let me quote a letter to the group from Lt. Col. Joseph Piek, Task Force Olympia Public Affairs Officer/Mosul, Iraq, that is included in the book "I Can Only Imagine", named for the song:

"Hi. This is Lt. Col. Joseph Piek,and I'm writing to you from Mosul, IRAQ." snip "Just last week I bought a MercyMe CD with "I Can Only Imagine." Our Brigade Chaplain, Major Wayne Garcia, and I walk around our compound at night singing this song.."
"A few nights ago, we lost our first soldier to hostile fire--an improvised explosive device, or IED as they've become known. A friend of the soldier who died sought me out right after the incident. We talked and prayed, and comforted each other. When I finally got to my bunk that night, I played "I Can Only Imagine" until the batteries ran out in my CD player."

"I'm sure this song has brought comfort and healing to thousands of people and this past Monday night, Feb. 16, it brought great comfort to me."

After MercyMe got that letter, they sent boxes of CDs to Lt Col. Piek who distributed them to their soldiers. He wrote back, "In distributing them, it has given me an opportunity to tell my story of how Bart's "I Can Only Imagine" touched me. The CD's have brightened many soldiers' spirits. Thank you so much."

The book is filled with testimonies from people of all walks of life who have been healed, touched, and lifted up from desolation by this song and its meaning. It has helped me in my walk since my husband died nearly 5 years ago.

It is a beautiful song, also has a great musical rhythm to it. Listen to it sometime, you might enjoy it and it might "speak" to you, too.
498 posted on 02/25/2006 11:50:37 AM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: georgiagirl3814

Harm is a cross breed. He is Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky on his father's side. His mother was a Chocolate Lab. He looks like an Alaskan Malamute with Lab ears. Actually, I have a picture of a timber wolf and Harm looks exactly like him except for the ears. Harm weighs about 90 pounds.


499 posted on 02/25/2006 11:54:12 AM PST by Goodgirlinred ( GoodGirlInRed Four More Years!!!!!)
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To: apackof2

always ready for a road trip, always looking for a copilot. Truly. I have several Louise's. Its a great sisterhood.


500 posted on 02/25/2006 12:42:42 PM PST by georgiagirl3814 (I'm Thelma)
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