Saturday, March 31, 2018

Everyone Is Passionate About Something

I was out at the library the other day. There was a case with a bunch of vintage compacts displayed. They all differed. Some were what I expected. And then there were some unusual ones. I thought to myself that some of them were actually beautiful. And that someone had spent quite a bit of time creating them. Some designs were intricate. And I also wondered about the person who collected these. What drew them to the items that were displayed? What were the stories behind these items? And why did they want to keep the items? And I thought to myself every is passionate about something in life.




Friday, March 30, 2018

Things I’ve Been Thankful For Recently

Once again it’s time to let the world know some of the things in life I am thankful for. There are so many great things going on in life it’s hard to narrow down some of the things I am thankful for, but I’m going to list a few.

Hearing my friend tell the peep creation story. It involved a chicken and a rabbit. And he had us all rolling on the floor laughing. It’s a wonder how quickly time will fly when you have some lighthearted moments.

Bunny ears are a must this time of year. I was so happy when my friend gave me a pair when we went out to eat last night. I felt so festive.

Podcasts are the greatest. I love the variety of things I can listen to, but my brother my brother and me is my current favorite. Those guys are hilarious.

A new concert venue coming to town. Love being able to choose which band I want to go see. Bring on the music!

Thrifting with a friend who believes that buying in bulk is the way to go. Doris you are the bomb!

So what are you thankful for this Good Friday?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Beautiful Days Stories

There are times when I struggle with my attention span. I break projects down into smaller bits so I can accomplish things. So books full of short stories are often a great way for me to plow through a book. I recently read A Beautiful Day Stories by Joyce Carol Oates. And this is a review of the collection of short stories it contains.

The Story

These stories cover different individuals lives. The first story is about a couple who is having an affair. Normally, I find the individuals involved in an affair as selfish. And I did feel that way, but in some ways I felt sorry for the two. But I liked how the author showed that some things just run their course and you never really know why.

And the story Fractal is just creepy. It’s kind of a story where a life is erased. It’s the story of an individual who gives someone something they really want, but they loose something extremely important to them. I think this story would be a cool movie if you want to know the truth.

What I think

I enjoyed these stories. Some more than others, but if you want a good group of reads this book may be one you will enjoy.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Divatress Lace Front Wigs

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

I have talked to some friends and coworkers, who rave on about wigs. They claim it is a simple way to change your hairstyle without really committing to the style. You can wear that style whenever you want, and then you go with another style on other days. It is something to think about. So when I was presented with the opportunity to do this post I was excited.

First thing I knew absolutely nothing before doing this post. I didn't really know what a full lace wig was. I know I am not the only one who would have to admit this. When I did some research I found that a full lace wig, was just a wig that covers your entire head. 

I visited the Divatress website. I sort of knew that there were loads of wigs available. I went to a wig shop with my sister before she started her chemotherapy to pick out a wig. But we didn't really spend that much time at that shop. The lady that worked there asked a couple of questions, and said I know what you need. Low and behold that lady did. She brought back a wig that was exactly like my sisters hair. We didn't even look at any other wigs. 

So when I looked around this site I was like wow, what would I do with my hair. I absolutely loved this picture.
Since my hair is impossible to curl. I think this would be an adorable wig. And of course I love the color of the this wig. This site is so easy to navigate, and like I mentioned there is a huge selection of wigs. And the prices vary. But they seem less expensive than the wig my sister got when she went through chemo.

So I'm trying to decide should I invest in a wig? And what would it look like on me? Is anybody out there a wig wearer? Do you love being able to change your look as much as my friends claim? Because that pink hair in this picture is really calling my name.



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Some People Amaze Me

Recently, I have been amazed in different ways by two individuals I know. The first person who has amazed me recently is a co-worker who found out she has cancer. She had to take a month off in order to have a mastectomy. She returned to work after the month,and she began to work as usual. I see people all around me that are looking for ways to get out of working. And this woman who is going through chemotherapy is living life the same as she always does without complaints. She is a daily reminder to me that I need to do everything I do as well as I can. 

The other individual is another coworker. She has carpal tunnel syndrome. It is painful I know. And I don’t begrudge her for getting restrictions for work. I reminded her that there were going to be two jobs available that would be much easier. She stated that the job schedule doesn’t work with her. I was dumbfounded. It is totally fine with her for others to do the work that is a job requirement and she doesn’t have to make any concessions. I felt taken advantage of.

I am amazed that two people with similar challenges face the situation in completely different ways. And I wondered which way I would handle the problem.

Monday, March 26, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

Another Monday has rolled around. I had to go to the post office at the worst time possible five o'clock on a Monday afternoon. The line was out the door. It gets a little frustrating to have to wait in long lines. And I am always surprised at how good most people are at waiting. I had a friend who once made a remark that we are lucky people wait for hours in line just to get food in some countries. What is fifteen minutes in a bank line? It's true, isn't it? And I had to remind myself of this when I was becoming a little impatient during my wait in the line today.


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WELCOME to the March "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
This One Time At Disney World

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WELCOME to EXTRA feature week of the March "You're the STAR" blog hop!
(Sometimes we will have 5 Mondays in a month - these 5th special Mondays are called "EXTRA feature" days)
Meet all of your STAR Hosts 
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories (except for this special EXTRA day - we will be featuring 2 extra).  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#1 GARDEN - gardening, homesteading, recycling &/or preserving (this can include any type of green living,  while remaining family friendly),
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)


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(All features were chosen from the February "You're the Star" blog hop)

DIY Play Food Chocolate Cookies with Filling by Keeping It Real
DIY Play Food - felt chocolate cookies with filling - tutorial and pattern
Define: Blasphemy by A Narrow-Minded Woman
Define: Blasphemy

Gardening Guide: Planning For 2018 by Comfort Spring









5 Tips To Organizing Your Home by
Foxy's Domestic Side




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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sweet Potato Split Pea Soup

I like soups. They always make me feel full and I always feel like I have eaten something healthy if it is homemade. So I made some Sweet Potato Split Pea Soup. This is a thick soup that fills you up.

What You Need

1 sweet potato
1 white potato
1 bag of split peas rinsed
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped carrots
1 plantain
2 cups chicken stock
1 can coconut milk

Here’s What You Do

Place all of your ingredients in a crockpot. Cook it on a low setting for 4 hours. Then serve it up.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

An Evening Of Poetry and Art


This week I had the chance to go to a poetry reading at one of the local art galleries. The poets were Em Beard and Nana Jordan. Both of them created beautiful poems, and I was reminded that there are so many talented individuals that surround everyone everyday. So often we don’t notice the talent that walks past us when we are walking down the street. And I hope I can hear these individuals again. Em had a poem that reminded me of a couple incidents that occurred in life, and it made me wonder about innocent actions and ignorance in general. Are they related, and are they really bad things.

The picture below is by Audrey Mills. It was the current exhibit at the gallery. The picture below was my second favorite of her work that was exhibited. The work was screen print. And I really liked how most of it was in black and white. And the friend I was with reminded me that there really is more than one shade of white. Some people may not believe it, but it’s true.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Movies I've Enjoyed Recently

Anyone who has read my blog for very long knows that I enjoy movies. I don’t just enjoy the movies everyone is going to see, but I also like some movies that a lot of people don’t know about. Here are a few of the movies I have enjoyed recently.

Growing Up Smith

The children of immigrants often live in two worlds. There is the world of their parents homeland they live in their homes. And there is the world of the culture of their new land that these children face each day in school. Smith is a ten year old boy who is living this life. He wants to know what it’s like to be like everyone else in his school. He is constantly reminded of just how different he is in every day interactions. His American school mates see his Halloween costume as an elephant instead of reflecting his Indian heritage, and he just wants to find out what chicken tastes like when he tries Kentucky Fried Chicken. I liked this movie because it shows just how difficult it is to get comfortable in your own skin no matter what your heritage is. And the movie does have a happy ending.

The Lunchbox

Imagine receiving a note from a stranger in your lunchbox. Would you read it? Would you respond to the note? That is the beginning of a relationship between a man who is close and a housewife. The man receives the meal that was meant for the woman’s husband. He responds to her note in the lunchbox and a friendship grows between the two. But the question then becomes do the two of them meet in the real world? I liked this movie because it shows the possibilities when you put aside what we normally see. These two are an unlikely pair who share many of their secrets. It is a nice story. And there is a reason it won awards at Cannes.

My Life As A Zucchini

This is an animated movie about a boy who becomes an orphan. The boy has a secret. Like so many individuals he blames himself for his mothers death. He finds love and friendship at the orphanage. But he is afraid he will lose his best friend when he has the chance to be adopted. The film is made with claymation. It is a sweet story that people of all ages will enjoy.



The Looming Tower

This is actually a series that is running on Hulu. It is based on the book of with the same title. It’s all about the investigations prior to the 9/11 attac. The battle between the FBI and the CIA over information that might stop terrorist attacks. A new episode comes out each Wednesday. If you enjoy stories based on true events you will like this show. The program uses real footage from the incidents that occurred. It makes it feel a little more real.


Unfinished Song

If you like sentimental movies this one is for you. A grumpy old man is married to a popular woman who is terminally ill. She loves to sing with her friends in the senior singing group at the local community center. When the passes away, the man is grief stricken. He cuts off contact with his son. But he finds himself at the community center singing with the group his wife was involved with. But where will this take him? This is a sweet movie, about mourning. Everybody mourns in different ways. And it shows how one individual does make a difference in so many people's lives. If you enjoy music, and sentimental movies check this one out.



So do any of you have movie recommendations for me?

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Too Faced Mermaid Tear Review

Too Faced is a great cosmetic line. They have the reputation of putting out fun and high quality beuty products. I picked up the Mermaid Tears Lip Topper. I mean how can you resist something called Mermaid Tears.

The Product




The product comes in a green box with Mermaid Tears printed on the front. Inside the box was the product. The product comes in a clear container with a top twist off lid.

I opened it up and it was a glossy green color. The product description claims that it is a holographic lip gloss that enhances your lip shade. It is part of their Mystical Effects set which is based on the idea that everyday should be full of good vibes.

I didn't have any lipstick on when I first tried the gloss. But the products website claims that it would have a prima like effect on lips without products. I put it on, and the colors did shift based on how the light was hitting it. It left a shimmery blue effect overall. I liked it. And overall, it looked good on me. I thought there would be a greenish tint, but more of the blue shades in the green came out. It wasn't a dark blue, but more of a shiny light blue.

The gloss itself left my lips feeling soft. Sometimes you put on a lip gloss, and some of the ingredients may dry your lips. But this formula was great for my lips. I wanted to learn more about the ingredients so I went to Too Faced website. It did have a full list of ingredients.

The product does not advertise as an organic product, and when I read the list of ingredients I saw why. I couldn't pronounce most of them, but some of what gives the lip gloss that great feeling is some of the ingredients. I looked into them, but I didn't find any negative information on the items listed. So this made me feel good.

Overall, I like this product. I liked that it gave a kind of rainbow prism look to my lips when it was applied. I also liked the packaging. The box color and design did remind me of mermaid skin. And I liked how it made my lips feel. The cost of this gloss is $19. This is a little more than I would normally pay for a lip gloss, but I do have to take in to consideration that there is a brand attached to this product. And sometimes you pay for what you get right?

I love the name of the name of this product, and I hope that they continue to make it.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The New Spring Outfit

So since spring is finally here. I wanted a new outfit. I wanted something that looked like a box a Crayola crayons exploded onto it. And guess what I found something.


I think I did a good job of finding something colorful don't you? My faithful followers already know that blue is my absolute favorite color. So when I decided on something new for the wardrobe. I headed to the thrift store and I was fortunate enough to find some ultramarine blue colors. Nice and bright.

I did have trouble finding shoes and a purse to go with this outfit. I really wanted a lot of blue in all of the outfit. And I wanted a little bit of a kawaii feel to it. That is not always something that is easy to accomplish. But I went to target and found this adorable cute little purse with blue accents. It would work!
I also went to the children's department and found some cute little slip on shoes. I am so glad at times that I have small feet. I was The children's section always has cuter shoes. And they cost less!

I knew that I already had some hair accessories at home so I didn't bother picking those up. But I have yet to find that perfect match for jewelry to go with the outfit.
So let me know what you think of my new outfit. And what do you want for spring?



Tuesday, March 20, 2018

I Listened To The News Today

I listened to the news today. I was troubled by some of what I heard.  I heard about people in Puerto Rico who are having difficulty getting their homes rebuilt after the hurricane. I wondered to myself why is it so complicated to get people something they need. And why is this relief project so screwed up?

I heard about a city in Kansas that is welcoming immigrants. They actually realize that they are an important part of their economy. But there always seem to be a few individuals in each community that want to hurt others. These individuals planned to target these immigrants for violence. I wondered just what is wrong with these individuals? Are they hurting? And I wasn’t surprised when I heard they were claiming that it was all someone else’s idea. Why won’t people admit that they are screw ups.

I heard about the fourth bomb that went off in Texas. I wondered what you think about when you decide to build a bomb? Is the person who is building these thinking about the pain they will inflict on others? And maybe whoever it is should find a new hobby.

I realized that there is little I can do about these problems. All I can do is be kind to the individuals I come in contact with each day. Isn’t that the real news of the day?


Monday, March 19, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

I used to say that the best thing about living in Indiana was that we didn't have to deal with the time change. But then a few years ago, they decided that we should participate in Daylight Savings Time. I'm not really impressed with the outcome. Yes, it is light later in the evening, but the time that I want it to be light in the morning when I get off work, it is still dark. I used to enjoy going out to the garden early in the morning before anyone else was awake. It's great in the spring to be able to go out around 5am and get a lot accomplished. But those days are over, and I have to figure out how to get my gardening accomplished when it isn't light at the crack of dawn.
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WELCOME to the March "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share from my blog:
Dreaming of Spring 

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WELCOME to HOME feature week of the March "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your HOME week Hosts
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This week is HOME feature week
Swing by the Home Hosts' Blogs:
Bev @ Eclectic Red Barn
Heidi @ Heidi's Wanderings
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#4 HOME - recipes, home décor, antique/DIY &/or travel (this can include anything about your home - even history posts - all while remaining family friendly)

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(All features were chosen from the February "You're the Star" blog hop)

Makeover From Coastal to Farmhouse Style by Penny's Vintage Home












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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spend The Day Outdoors

Daylight savings time has arrived and that means that it stays light just a little bit longer. And that means there’s more time for you to spend outside with your family or just spending some quality time relaxing alone. Here’s a few things to remember before you go on your outdoor adventure.

Food

Imagine being out on the hike of your life. The scenery is spectacular. You feel at one with nature. Then you feel a hunger pang. You look through your bag and there’s nothing to snack on. Don’t forget your snacks. You are burning off calories and you will need to fuel your body in order to enjoy the rest of the day.

Stay Warm And Dry

Have you ever watched an old western? There is always someone mentions that it gets cold in the desert at night. It’s true it’s always cooler at night. But you also have to keep in mind it is cooler in wooded areas. And you can die of exposure when temperatures are in the sixties. And remember to dress in layers so you don’t face these problems.

Technology

Shut the phone off for a little while. You will find when you spend the day outdoors, it’s much more relaxing if you don’t have outside distractions. You will find that you listen to the world around you. You will also see more, it just takes a couple of minutes for you to begin to realize that there is so much more going on in the world.

Hopefully you will be able to enjoy the world just a little more if you put some of these into action.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

The Luck Of The Irish

Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love everlasting.  Poems and songs with pipes and drums. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes. That’s the Irish for you.

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Friday, March 16, 2018

An Almost Spring Walk

I went for a walk today. I drove to a nature preserve just so I could wander. I began walking on the path, and I soon had to make a decision. Should I take the path straight ahead,or should I hang a right. I decided to go to the right. Even though it was a bright sunny day, the path was muddy in spots. I heard the squishy sound mud makes when you step into it. And then there is slight sinking feeling you have as you step into the wet soil.


Then there was a tree that had fallen across the path. I had to make another decision. Would I crawl over or under the the tree that was blocking my path. I finally decided that it would be less messy to go over. Remember that mud I was talking about? 

I heard birds in the distance. I began looking for that bird, but he seemed to be able to hide himself. Where could he be? I wondered what he looked like. And I really wished I knew more about bird songs.

There was more murky water. That time the puddle was much larger. I was relieved when I noticed I could leave the path briefly, and I would stay dry. I thought how strange it is that a foot can really make all the difference in the world. 

I turned around and saw a shopping center in the distance, and I wondered if we can ever escape all the marketing. And I felt a little sad because I realized it’s never far away. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Art Of Janak Narayan

Sometimes when you visit a gallery you can travel. You can travel to a place you never thought you would go. But surprisingly it is somewhere you've always wanted to visit. That's what happened to me today when I visited a gallery I had the opportunity to take a trip to India. It was a great surprise for the day.

My favorite of the four pictures I took is the last one. It's a picture of a woman at a market. I love the colors of the food, and her smile is wonderful. And the details on the building behind her made me feel like I was at that market.

And the painting of the workers in the field, reminded just how much I need to appreciate those individuals who work fields. I saw them bent over, and thought how hard that work is. I imagined the aches in their backs, and I wondered if they feel appreciated?

So look around for Janak Narayan's work. It's at the Allen County Library now.


Trolls Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

I loved the movie Trolls! I loved the story, and I really loved all of the colors. It was so much fun to watch. And now there is a really great giveaway available with an eyeshadow palette giveaway by Pur and DreamWorks. Check it out! Enter and you could be a winner!

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Pur Cosmetics x DreamWorks Trolls Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway! 1 Winner ($29 RV) Ends 3/31

Welcome to the Pur Cosmetics x DreamWorks Trolls Palette Giveaway!

This Giveaway is a part of the March into Madness Giveaway Hop hosted by MamatheFox . Make sure you check out all the giveaways offered by the bloggers in the hop. :)
Pur Cosmetics x DreamWorks Trolls Palette Giveaway Hosted by Erica Ever After
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Hey Everyone! I'm super stoked to finally bring you guys this giveaway! My gosh this palette is beautiful. I ordered a Troll Palette & a My Little Pony Palette because I have made a promise to myself to not be so afraid of color in 2018. You know step out of my nudey pink comfort zone and really play with some bold looks. You know what I found out? I REALLY like bold colors... Even thinking about dyeing my hair some crazy color from Lime Crime's unicorn Hair line. :) With these two palettes I will be the most colorful chick on the planet. The pigmentaion in stupid beautiful, color pay off is insane. I did find a little fall out with the lighter shades but other than that it is a superb palette.
 
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See what I mean? When I ordered my two palettes they were giving away troll palettes with every order over $30 so imagine my surprise when I got 2! I knew immediately I was going to give one away. :)
 

And here we are.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

That Doesn’t Apply To Me

I was recently talking to someone and they stated that they didn’t want to do something. They stated that the rules just were stupid so they weren’t going to do what was required. The truth is that a lot of rules are stupid. They are a way of forcing individuals to do the common sense thing.

So often we believe that doesn’t apply to me. And often we refuse to follow the rules. We say it’s our right to do what we want.

And then something happens. Something like an individual goes into a school and shoots students. And then people ask do we need a new rule? A new rule will definitely solve our problem won’t it? But then there are individuals who say I don’t need that rule. And then I think to myself why do these incidents keep happening? Maybe the rules do apply to more people than we realize.

Monday, March 12, 2018

You're The Star Blog Hop

This past week has been full of challenges. I mean the flu, then I had to work an extra day this past week. The working an extra day really threw off my whole schedule. I took a short little trip out of town. Nothing big, but it was enough of a get away. But I wouldn't have done it had it known my time off was going to be cut short. So there were a couple of frustrations going on in my life. So I am glad that the week came to an end, and this one seems to be running a little more smoothly. Hurray!



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Welcome to week#3 of the March "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
Before we continue onto the Linky party I wanted to share this post from my blog:

Cherry Beef With Winter Squash

WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
March "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Linda @ Country Loving Mom
Elizabeth @ Family Farm School
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)

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(These features were chosen from the February "You're the STAR" blog hop)
 The Best Kid Friendly Natural Common Cold Treatment by Mama Finds Her Way
common cold treatment

The Feast of St. Rocco, Gioiosa Ionica, Italy by Mille Fiori Favoriti





Blackberry and Chocolate Choux Puffs by I Wasn't Expecting That!





Tips for Food Safety by Skill Trekker
How long can you save leftovers? What does an expiration date mean? These are food safety skills that our kids may not know. Here's how to remedy that!

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Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )


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