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New website!! [31 May 2011|02:13pm]
Just launched my new website!

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From Momma Melissa :-) [15 Mar 2011|04:26pm]
Mine is very short! :-)

Put this list in the order it occurred in your life:

Get married
Buy a house
Get Pregnant
Have baby #1
Have baby #2
Have baby #3
Have baby #4
Graduate college
Graduate high school
Meet significant other
Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't
Move out of parent's house for good
Start college
Become gainfully employed
Buy a car
Get drunk for the first time
Get a cell phone
Get divorced

Mine:
Become gainfully employed
Graduate high school
Buy a car
Get a cell phone
Move out of parent's house for good
Meet significant other
Buy a house

DONE! :-)
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Stolen from Melissa [16 Feb 2011|03:19pm]
I am bored and sleepy and really don't feel like working...

1. Make a list of 5 things that you can see without getting up

dirty coffee cup from this morning
protein shaker
chapstick
purple sharpie
magazines

2. How do you style your hair?

Down with bangs for the day, ponytail & headband for the gym

3. What are you wearing now?

from the bottom up - brown skecher boots, nike socks, straight leg dark blue jeans, green underpants with fishies on them, hot pink bra, fuschia lace tank top, dark purple v-neck sweater, amethyst solitaire necklace, shannon ring.

4. What's your occupation?

production manager/designer

5. What do you hear right now?

typing, coughing, footsteps

6. Who was the last person you hugged?

Jeannette... she loved her valentine I made her!

7. What is/was for dinner?

Joel is out tonight, so probably my fave - eggs & toast

8. What did you do today?

woke up, shower, let pups out, went to work, drank iced coffee, finished articles for Bob's newsletter, trained temps, work, blogs, lunch, work and now here I am!
I will be : going home, working out, eating dinner, switching laundry, going to bed.

9. Dog person or cat person?

both!

10. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?

I always wanted a cool boy name (I know Shannon is also a boy name, but its not a cute one) like Frankie, or George.

11. What was the last thing that you bought?

iced coffee

12. If you could afford to go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Sardinia

13. Where do you see yourself in five years?

right where I am. But thinner and healthier.

14. Where's your birthmark?

under my hairline, two symmetrical red dots like a snake bite.

15. What are you doing this weekend?

Dinner with "the ladies" on Friday night, snowshoeing on Saturday (Depending on weather), and something on Sunday that i now forget, and thats bad. But overall, being sad because Joel will not be home!

16. If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?

harmonica. I keep trying, but I just can't get it.
I often wished I stuck with the violin. But, eh.

17. How are you?

sick, but alright!

18. What are you doing tomorrow?

training!

19. What are you looking forward to the most?

losing more weight! oof!
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More time wasters! :-) 'cause it makes Melissa happy! [26 Aug 2010|04:19pm]
→ What song are you currently addicted to?
Dancing on my own : Robyn (but anything by Robyn I'm addicted to, that song in particular right now)

→ What's your favorite season?
Spring!

→ What’s the latest movie you watched?
MegaShark vs Giant Octopus
no lie.

→ What is your favorite hang-out?
My basement!
That sounds creepy.

→ What's your favorite musical instrument?
The Jews Harp. It cracks me up.

→ What web sites do you always visit when you go online?
Blogs on LJ, WP and Blogger. Cuteoverload, Foodbuzz, postsecret

→ What was the last thing you bought?
Medium iced dark roast turbo raspberry & almond iced coffee from Dunks

→ If you won 10,000 bucks today, what would you do with it?
Pay my credit card bill for the month, buy some (and by some I mean A LOT of sushi) and put the rest toward a new car down payment.

→ Favorite time of day?
8:30pm, when I am finally getting home and about to eat dinner.

→ What's the last thing that made you happy?
Melissa saying she felt great today!

→ Do you want to learn another language?
Yes, but I suck at it :-(

→ Five things you can’t live without. (I am also changing this to - things I do not want to live without)
1. Joel
2. A car
3. Friends & Family
4. Music
5. Music

→ What’s the question you don't like to be asked?
"What do you like best about yourself?"
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Stolen from Melissa! [26 Jul 2010|04:08pm]
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
"Yuck"

2. How much cash do you have on you?
I have about $20 in my office drawer. Nothing in my wallet, or on my person

3. What's a word that rhymes with DOOR?
rapport

4. Favorite planet?
Saturn

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?
I dunno, I clear 'em out often

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
I Come From The Water - Toadies

7. What shirt are you wearing?
it’s a bright blue button down from Old Navy

8. Do you label yourself?
I'm The Fat Girl

9. Name the brand of the shoes you're currently wearing?
xhileration

10. Bright or Dark Room?
I like both!

11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you?
I love her the most! (Melissa)

12. What does your watch look like?
It looks like an iPhone. Cause it is!

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Snoozing

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
"I miss you too!" from Mike

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
I dunno, used to be one about 10 miles away. I think it is not a 7-11 anymore, though.

16. What's a word that you say a lot?
Like

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
My Mom, this morning.. oh, and Joel over IM, so that doesn't count.

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Chai's adorable head

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
No illegal ones!

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
Haha probably a lot. But I think by now, they'd be corrupt.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
Whichever one I currently am!

22. Your worst enemy?
My fat cells! rawr !

23. What is your current desktop picture?
Chai, swimming in the lake

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
"jog on over to Dunks and get me a coffee, bitch!" to Jeannette.
And no, she didn't do it.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
I think my ability to fly would make me so much more money than a million. Celebrities are bank!

26. Do you like someone?
Sure do

27. The last song you listened to?
Clap Your Hands - Sia

28. What time of day were you born?
I dunno, ask my momma!

29. What's your favorite number?
27

30. Where did you live in 1987?
Chelmsford, MA.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?
Almost everyone!

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
Probably jealous of some stuff I have, but not of me as a person.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
I was at work, chatting with my friend Ryan

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
I put in more money.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?
For the most part, yes.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
Next one would be inner forearm, or back of the neck

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
Spanish, because I have studied it FOREVER and still can't get a grasp on it.

38. Would you move for the person you loved?
Nope, I make them move for me! :-)

39. Are you touchy feely?
Hmm... with stuff I am, with people, only sometimes.

40. What's your life motto?
"Get Over It" or "To Each His Own"

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
Either my contacts or glasses, my Shannon ring, toenail polish

42. What's your favorite town/city?
Luxembourg City. Never been there, but I like the sounds of it!

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
My breakfast with Mom. I love diners! But the cash-only thing tweaks me sometimes!

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
I sent one back to Melissa! It made me happy!

45. Can you change the oil on a car?
Yep. I call, make an appt. Drop the car off, done!

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
I saw him at a local coffee shop. We didn't acknowledge each other. He had a lumberjack beard.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
I know I am related to Myles Standish of the Mayflower!

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
Dressed up to attend Ali's wedding. Not super fancy, though.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
Always!

50. Have you been burned by love?
I s'pose so. But I've done my share of burning, too! *tssss*
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Stoleded from Lady Melissa [11 Jun 2010|12:10pm]
9 lasts
1. Cigarette: Never
2. Beverage: Kahlua Iced Coffee from Kimballs
3. Kiss: Received - Joel, this morning. Given - Zevon's nose, this morning.
4. Hug: Joel this morning
5. Movie seen: The Informant! - it was boring
6. CD played: Regina Spektor, in my car
7. Song listened to: Teeth : Lady Gaga on my itunes
8. Phone call: Joel, last night
9. Purchase: Coffee cake for the office this morning

8 have you ever
1. Dated one of your best friends? Yep
2. Skinny dipped: In the bathtub!
3. Kissed somebody and regretted it: Yes
4. Fallen in love: Yes
5. Lost someone you loved: Yes
6. Been depressed: Nope
7. Been drunk and threw up: Nope!
8. Ran away: Nope!

7 states you’ve been to
1. New Hampshire
2. Virginia
3. Ohio
4. New York
5. Maine
6. Tennessee
7. Vermont

6 things you’ve done today
1. Blew up balloons
2. Rubbed Chai's belly
3. Pooped
4. Ate some oatmeal
5. Did a mime routine
6. Been complimented on 'looking skinny' three times!

5 favorite things in no order
1. Fluffy animals
2. Spring weather
3. Ethnic foods
4. Shopping
5. The beach

4 people you last talked to in person
1. David A
2. Jeannette
3. Bryan
4. Kyle

3 wishes
1. To reach my goal weight (whatever that might be!)
2. To see my Mom healthy and feeling well
3. To never be without Joel

2 things you want to be when you grow up
1. A Personal Trainer
2. An inspiration

There was no 1. I’m going to make one up.
1 great thing you’ve accomplished in your life
1. Nothing yet.. but I got time!
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Stolen from Melissa, because I don't feel like working today [01 Jun 2010|03:00pm]
1. Elaborate on your default icon: It's a chunker feline. Because I don't want to be a fat cat, I want to be a fitty kitty!

2. What's your current relationship status? Lovin' that man of mine.

3. Ever have a near-death experience? Well, I have nearly died before, but I didn't have "an experience"

4. Name an obvious quality you have. I'm very self conscious.

5. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now? Now, I am singing "loving that man of miiiine" because of my previous answer. Prior to that, it was Beautiful Dirty Rich - Lady Gaga, cause it was on a little while ago.

6. Name a celebrity you would marry: Rob Thomas

7. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity? In my old Yahoo! Personals picture, I supposedly looked like Janeane Garofalo. But I don't actually look like her in person. Just that one lucky picture!

8. Do you wear a watch? I used to wear one religiously. And then I stopped. And now I don't.  I'm not sure what happened there!

9. Do you have anything pierced? Just the ear lobes, 2 on each.

10. Do you have any tattoos? Yep!

11. Do you like pain? Nooooo

12. Do you like to shop? Yessss

13. What was the last thing you paid for with cash? Dunks iced coffee about 30 min ago.

14. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card? Dog food and lunch foods at Shaw's, about 1 hour ago

15. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone? Gosh. I don't remember. Probably my Mom!

16. What is on your desktop background? Chai Chai eating a bone.

17. What is the background on your cell phone? My kitty Coops

18. Do you like redheads? Yep!

19. Do you know any twins? Yes indeedy

20. Do you have any weird relatives? Hahah Yes. Most of them falling in the GOOD weird.

21. What was the last movie you watched? I watched The Fall last night, which was unbelievably good. The night before, The Wolfman, which was unbelievably bad. OK, it was THAT bad. Just very disappointing. And, well... bad.

22. What was the last book you read? This Is Why You're Fat  by Jackie Warner.  I didn't like it that much, either.
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I'mma do it too! A stolen meme [11 May 2010|09:57am]
Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask about anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, if there's anything you've ever wondered or been curious about or meant to ask me, etc. Re-post this in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.
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For my lady! [07 May 2010|03:03pm]
Hello Friends List! 

I am posting because I never do, and Melissa wishes that I would! 
Unfortunately, I have no information that would be new to Melissa's ears... but I'll give a proper update anyway :-) 

Life is good.  Lately, it's been a little too busy for my liking, but for the most part it's of my own doing.  My time is filled with working out, shopping for, prepping, packing, or cooking food, taking care of my house, pups, and man, and working.

I've finally hit the 50lbs lost mark, but I do have about another 50 to go. I exercise 6 days a week, between personal training, running, and now I've started cycling. I frequently get annoyed and frustrated toward the slowness of my weight loss progress. However,  I am remarkably stronger and more fit than I ever have been in my life...so I try to keep the whining to a minimum.

I've enjoyed keeping up my weight loss/food blog over at blogger. It forces me to take more pictures, which is always good! I've had that for 2 years now!  Man, time flies! 

Joel is good. Sweet as ever :-)  He is starting a new job next week, so that's exciting! (its all nerd stuff to me! :-) ) 
Pups are good, too.  Zevon is still a bit sickly. They don't know whats wrong, but it doesn't seem to be affecting his long term health or quality of life.. so we're just kind of ignoring it.



Cute! 

Hmmmmm what else?
I've been doing some more freelance design work, more invitations and things for weddings and showers and the like, as well as some marketing pieces for the gym I train at.
I do find it very fun. But I still don't have the sureness to decide if it's a path I really want to pursue. I think for now, I'll just keep it with the friends and family :-) 

Mom is going in for her knee replacement next week. Recovery for that is going to be brutal :-(  Not looking forward to that, for her.
But she always bounces right back!  I know that I am destined to follow the same path as her with all these medical problems. But I do feel like I am doing tremendous things for my body by getting it into such good shape, and (planning to) keep it there.  So watching her go through these horrible things, even at her current size (she's tiny! go mom!) makes me want to strengthen these muscles even more and support my joints and bones in any way I can.

Work has not been as great as it previously was.  Some bad bananas have been allowed to spoil the bunch. Morale comes and goes, and I know that.  But I've been doing a lot of "what do I really want to be doing?!" type-thinking lately.  So, we'll see what happens.

I wish I had something to update about for Miss Melissa :)  But she talks to me everyday! 
If I have any readers still on here, feel free to ask a question! 
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New friends! [02 Dec 2009|12:14pm]
Just want to put a new message up, that the only blog I actually maintain is the one - www.relativelylowcarb.blogspot.com

Come over and visit me there!
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Writer's Block: Significant Change [28 May 2009|03:53pm]
Have you ever tried to change yourself for someone you were in a relationship with (or wanted to be in a relationship with)? Did it work?


I think everyone has to some extent, even if not intentionally *tried* to do so.

I don't think I tried to change to be something different in order to get Joel to like me. But I have changed since being with him. I much more responsible, and more of a caregiver than I was before.
I do more around the house than I ever would do for myself. I cook more, I dote more, etc.
And I think for me, that's definitely a change for the better.
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They were pink and stretchy! [16 Apr 2009|10:27am]
Ok, I have to share with you the dream I had this morning. It was creepy, disgusting, and kinda awesome.

My intestines came out of my butt.
That's right. Like, 7 feet of 'em. With some dangly gutsy bits attached. I just kinda noticed it trailing. I tried to shove it back in, but not too much luck.
I was totally embarrassed. So I wrapped them around my waist, and pulled my shirt over, so no one could see.
Joel kept trying to hug me, and I kept pushing him away so he wouldn't notice.

Haha It was SO real, but hilarious when I woke up!

It reminded me of this story - http://chuckpalahniuk.net/features/shorts/guts (warning, story is SICK)

So I looked up on Dream Moods what it all means. (No, I don't believe in meaning of dreams, but I can't help but be intrigued!)

Guts
To see guts in your dream, represents fortitude, strength, and stamina. Consider the common phrase "you have a lot of guts"

Intestines
To see intestines in your dream, signifies evil, disaster, and extreme misfortune. The dream may also be a metaphor for courage and your gutsiness.


Entrails
To dream of human entrails (your own or another's), signifies horrible misery and despair and little hope for happiness.


So, it could go either way! :-)
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Writer's Block: Get Real [10 Apr 2009|07:55am]
What reality show would you most want to be a contestant on? What would your strategy for winning be?


Well, I would NEVER ever voluntarily be on any tv show.
But if it weren't televised, I'd definitely go on the Biggest Loser!
My strategy would be to work the hardest possible to stay safe, and just be me! People like me, damnit. And that would keep me safer than if I were a sneaky manipulator. I think!
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Writer's Block: Prison Time [30 Mar 2009|08:27am]
If you were sent to prison for an undefined amount of time, what would you miss most?



Well, this is a little too easy. I'd miss Joel the most. My family, friends, pets, and sushi!
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Writer's Block: What My Friends & Family Would Say about Me [25 Mar 2009|08:37am]
What would your best friend say makes you great? What about your parents or siblings?


I think Melissa would say that I am supportive, and that is what makes me great. I have her back in everything she does, and she can (hopefully!) always count on me!

Adam would probably say that I am a "trooper" (actually, he DID just say that just now!). That I am strong and I am good in plowing through situations.

My parents would say what makes me great is....I dunno. Maybe that I am silly!
My whole family is a little silly (in the good way!) and so I think they appreciate that.

My brother would say that I am a good planner. I like to plan our meals, exercises, etc. and he gets to sit back and reap the rewards! :-)

My sister would say... hmmmm. I dunno! I know she loves me... I can't say why! :-)
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Writer's Block: Things You Don't Want to Know [23 Mar 2009|08:03am]
If you knew that a friend's significant other was cheating on him or her, would you tell your friend the truth or keep it to yourself?


Good question!

In general... yes, I would absolutely tell my friend what I knew. But, it depends on the friend we're talking about. Some friends I would just sit down and spit it out. But some I'd need to lay down clues or something so they can figure it out themselves. Or even confront the significant other myself and guilt them into admission. I guess, my method of telling them would be vastly different, but I would absolutely tell them.
But only if I KNEW, and not just suspected!
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Writer's Block: Change for the Better over a Decade [19 Mar 2009|08:33am]
How are you a better person today than you were ten years ago?


Hmm. 10 years ago, I was 17 years old. A 17 I was still in high school. I had no confidence and very little life goals.. I still don't. So, that hasn't changed. lol.

I treat my health as more of a priority now than I did then. And I am a better person for having met Joel and for loving him/receiving his love.

Aside from that, honestly.. I think I am the same. Not sure if that is good or bad. I don't change easily.
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Writer's Block: A Little Green [17 Mar 2009|10:29am]
Top o' the morning to you! Has anyone ever pinched you for not wearing green on St. Patrick's Day?


Hmmph, No! I have never heard that before. I am not Irish at all, but I have always worn green and ate corn beef and cabbage on St. Patty's Day! Today at work we are having a Wear Green contest, and so far I am in the number one spot with 25 items of greenness! :-) I look atrocious, but at least I am in the spirit! :-)
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Writer's Block: The Kids' Section [16 Mar 2009|12:56pm]
What was your favorite movie when you were a kid? Is it still your favorite now that you're older?


As a kid, my favorite movies were Labyrinth, The Goonies, Mighty Ducks, Babysitter's Club, Adventures In Babysitting, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Land Before Time, Dinosaurs!, and so many more, I am sure!

Today, I am still enamored with Labyrinth (naturally!), love The Goonies, Adventures in Babysitting, and TMNT... haven't seen the others in a looooong time!
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Andy, You're a Star [10 Dec 2008|04:13pm]
I stoleded this from Krys!

Take your I-Pod in your hand:

1. Put your Music on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
Love In An Elevator!
(Aerosmith)

WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
You Can't Stop Thinking About Me
(Blues Traveler)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
To Each His Own
(Willie Nelson)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
Nothing Lasts Forever
(Maroon 5)

WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
I'm Afraid of Americans
(David Bowie)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
In Dreams
(Roy Orbison)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
Gravity
(Audiovent)

WHAT IS 2+2?
Would Not Come
(Alanis)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
Kiss of Life
(Peter Gabriel)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
A Falling Through
(Ray LaMontagne)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
To Make You Feel My Love
(Billy Joel)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
Frappacino
(French Roast)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
Mellowship Slinky in B Major
(Red Hot Chili Peppers)

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
Addicted to Love
(Robert Palmer)

WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
Orchid
(Alanis)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
Vacation
(Katy Rose)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
Mr. Bojangles
(Robbie Williams)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
Accidentally Like A Martyr

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
U Can't Touch This
(MC Hammer)

WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
(Blues Traveler)

HOW WILL YOU DIE?
Give Me Novacaine
(Green Day)

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
Sugar
(Tori Amos)

WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
Ideal Woman
(William Shatner)

WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
Every Diamond
(Nuno)

WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
Anywhere For You
(Backstreet Boys)

WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
Knockin' On Heaven's Door
(Warren Zevon)

DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
Like It Or Not
(Madonna)

IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
Oblivion
(30 Seconds to Mars)

WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
Keep On Hoping
(Jason Mraz & Raul Midon)

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
Andy, You're a Star
(The Killers)
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