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Big on the Pig

29 Jul

So, I feel if I eat anymore pig at this point, I am going to explode. But it may just be work it with the good eats I’ve had the past couple of days! Work has been super stressful the last two days, we have had one person out for the past week and a half. On top of that, I rolled into work yesterday and another girl was sick and my manager came right over to my desk when I walked in and told me she was leaving because her mother in law passed away the night before. Oi Vey! It’s like one bad thing keeps happening to our team plus we have some of our highest volumes EVER so it’s a tad frustrating at this point.

Good thing I can now sleep in later, have my morning cup of joe and make breakfast at home instead of scarfing it down at my desk. I present, pig eat #1

Egg, cheese, ham and avocado sandwich on a whole wheat bagel thin. Talk about a filling and somewhat nutritious meal. This kept me full for a while and I am a fan of that

Leftover pad thai from Monday for lunch from Thai Thai. It was actually good this time, much to my surprise. I think it had to do something with the sauce , when I got it on Monday it was super soupy and think it overrode every other flavor.

A peach that did not come from a can…..that was put there by a man….in a factory downtown. Sheesh, I remember seeing Presidents of the USA in concert when I was 16 and now that I think of that, I feel old.

Work dragged on and I felt like it would never end. However, I did get everything done and left in time to meet up with some other ladies at the Cajun Queen, a New Orleans themed restaurant here in Charlotte that I’ve been wanting to check out for a long time!

Blackened Catfish with garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli. Go me for keeping it kinda healthy! I was proud of myself for not getting A) Pig or B) a dish with a cream sauce because I love me anything roux. This was good but nothing out of this world. I personally like stuff really spicy and it has a kick but no distinct flavors popped out. One of the other girls, got the Diane Chicken (Mushrooms, garlic, butter, green onions, parsley and Queen’s Magic spices) and it was fabulous, I would try that if I was to go there again.

Pig eat # 2 was this morning

Omelet with cheese, avocado and ham. Another satisfying breakfast……and Chris Cuomo was on GMA this morning!

I don’t know what it is about this man but he just knocks my socks off, rawr

I am not into spiders at all but am really diggin this spider web in front of my place

Catfish with quinoa topped with mushrooms, peppers and zucchini. I am loving the quinoa (so much more than brown rice at least) and can’t wait to make more creations with it!

I was supposed to meet up with one of my girlfriends to go walk our dogs after work but after the day I had, two words came to mind.



I had a Groupon for $30 for Icehouse South End, a relatively new restaurant near home. I’ve heard mixed things about this place off of Yelp but already had $30 worth of food and drinks (yes you could use this Groupon for liquor—score!) so why not try it out?

Carolina Strawberry for only $2? Sign me up. I’ve had the Carolina Blonde before but never this one and was pleasantly surprised. A subtle, refreshing strawberry flavor with it that went down nicely. I guess the fact that it was only $2 helped it go down easily as well.

My friend already ate and as much as I wanted to, we didn’t think we would be able to drink $30 worth of beer because I am not 21 anymore and have this little thing called work in the morning.

Chips and Salsa with queso dip. The queso was out-friggin-standing. I joked around that I wanted to just take my straw and slurp it up (I was joking but 75% serious!)

Pig eat #3

Large pulled pork plate with fries and cole slaw. It was like a little baby pig on a plate—-sorry to any vegetarians but look at the size of it! I got the large plate so we could get up to the $30 mark and so I could have leftovers. I had all of the fries because if I ever have a meal with fries, they are the first thing to go. I can’t start on anything else on my plate until they are gone since i am weird like that. The cole slaw was great—it wasn’t mayo based at all but a vinegar based one which I am a huge fan of. I had a few bites of the pork but boxed pretty much all of it up so I can enjoy this wknd.


Saranac Pomegranate Wheat. I feel like I’ve had my vitamins for the day through my strawberry and pomegranate infused beer-go me! And who doesn’t love a beer that has a bear juggling pomegranates? That right there? Is just fun.

All in all, I really enjoyed this place. The service was good, fairly priced food and I believe they had a beer selection of over 200 beers. Word on the street (ok or their website) is that they have some pretty good drink specials also like $4 Margaritas on Tuesdays, which I would totally check out. More so than $1 Margaritas at San Antonio’s, blech.

I looooooove the view of the Duke building from South End!

On that note, I am outta here—hope everyone had a fabulous thirsty Thursday like I did!

98 Degrees

23 Jun

And no, not talking about these guys.

Although, I do kinda miss the boy band craze of the late 90’s sometimes (Jeff was my favorite 98 Degree-er)

That’s how hot it was today. 85 degrees by 10A and just nastiness outside. I feel like I am living back in Phoenix but with humidity. Make. It. Stop.

I had such a wonderful day off and felt like I got so much done. I was in normal spirits, had more energy, etc. it’s a real shame that this work thing gets in the way of my life schedule. But, gotta pay the bills right?

I slept in until 745A (which was just fabulous), I felt so rested and relaxed, it wasn’t even funny. I made an egg and egg white omelet with red peppers and Trader Joe’s Feta with Mediterranean Herbs

I was waiting on the washer/dryer company to come pick up my set but of course they gave me a six-hour time frame in between 8A and 2P so I lounged around while Lincoln sat out looking at the window. He wasn’t doing anything, just sitting there. It really makes me wonder what he does when I’m at work or away. I’m really tempted to get a nanny cam but then if I see he is just sitting there bored, I will feel sad about going to work and having a life. Look at how he was glaring at me!

There was only one thing to do at that point-Fight Club Chihuahua Style. I got a puppet dog out of Lincoln’s Baby Bin (a bin with 20+ babies aka toys) and we had a training session.

Don’t worry, I have no intention of fighting Lincoln and am disgusted when I hear about dog fighting. I think people who fight their dogs should get thrown in a pit full of hungry, vicious dogs and let them go to town. I just want to know Lincoln can hold his own if he ever gets into a “situation” when someone is trying to mess with him. Good session indeed. I was on such a high from training Lincoln (and kinda was feeling like Mickey Goldmill) that I put him in my room and had a workout session of my own.

Kettlebell-20 lbs

Upright Deltoid Row (13 reps, 3 set)

Side Bends (20 reps, 2 sets)

Swings (20 reps, 2 sets)

Shrugs (12 reps, 2 sets)

Halos (13 reps, 2 sets)

Squats (20 reps, 2 sets)

Dumbbell-15 lbs

Shoulder press (12 reps, 2 sets)

Curls (13 reps, 3 sets)

Dumbbell 10 lbs

Tricep Dumbbell Kickbacks  (13 reps, 2 sets)

Tricep Extensions (12 reps, 2 sets)

Front Lateral Raise (13 reps, 2 sets)

Stability Ball Crunches (15 reps, 2 sets)

The delivery guy came right after that once I was in my normal clothes again and not looking like a complete wreck. Lincoln is a quiet dog for the most part but barks anytime a stranger comes and goes absolutely berserk when a man comes in, he just doesn’t like them (which is not good for my game). The delivery man came in and not one peep from Lincoln, which really perplexed me. I was telling the guy this and noticed he had an accent and asked him where he was from originally and he responded with “Mexico” then I said “Ahhhh it’s b/c you’re of the same ethnicity—he’s part Chihuahua!” LOL he thought that was funny (all I’m ever looking for is some laughs to validate my great sense of humor and wit) and he went over to Lincoln, pet him and said “Hola amigo!” It was cute. I went to the pool for two hours afterwards and had the entire thing to myself—it was great! I was sure to re-apply the sunscreen every 20 minutes because I didn’t want to burn and need to protect my money-maker as much as I can.

I was famished by the time I got in and made a tuna melt for lunch. It was so nice to make my lunch, listen to the Beatles and dance around the kitchen for once. I always listen to music when I am cooking or prepping and it makes it an even happier event than normal. I mixed tuna with Light Mayo, pepper, paprika, red pepper flakes with red pepper and onion and placed on two toasted pieces of whole wheat bread and topped with tomato and 2 slices of Monterrey Jack cheese then broiled for 10 minutes and served with a side of Trader Joe’s Organic Baked Nacho Tortilla Chips with Tabasco sauce.

I spent the rest of the afternoon shopping, I got some cute clothes for NYC and some accessories to go with and had an iced coconut coffee with skim milk from Dunkin Donuts. Ummm, why does it look like an Arnold Palmer?

Broke into my Newman’s Own Organic Champion Chip Cookies-Double Chocolate Chip

It’s 160 calories per serving, which is only four cookies. Edit, four small cookies. I enjoyed the taste, they were super chocolate and mint flavored but wouldn’t buy these on my own based on that serving size (I won these in a giveaway)

I am still on Operation Clean Out My Kitchen so for dinner I made Health Is Wealth Jalapeno and Cheese Munchees

From the website:

“Health is Wealth Jalapeno & Cheese Munchees are bite-sized, crispy puffs of wheat, crunchy on the outside, cheesy on the inside with just the right amount of Jalapeno peppers. Jalapeno Munchees cook up in minutes and pucker when done.  Our lip-smacking blend of all-natural, low fat ingredients with no added sugars will keep you coming back for more.”

I’ve never tried any of their products before so I was super excited because I love trying new stuff! I bought these on a whim awhile back but you never know with the frozen products how they will turn out. They reminded me of Totino Pizza Rolls.

They only took eight minutes to cook in the oven and I served with a baby spinach salad with onion, zucchini, tomato and cucumbers topped with Red Vinegar and T Marzetti’s Light Ancho Chipotle Ranch

I sipped on my new favorite—cucumber water, so refreshing!

Hope y’all had a Happy Humpday!!

Remember tomorrow at midnight is the deadline for my giveaway!

And if you like giveaways and you like peanut butter—check out Diana’s fabulous peanut butter goodness giveaway!


19 Jun

Today was all about beauty. I stayed up until 2A last night (which is late for me, even on a weekend!) thanks to the coffee and woke up around 9A. I was seriously dragging. Dragging so much that I poured coffee grinds into the water filter area of my coffee pot and water into the grinds filter, oi. Oddly enough, the coffee was drinkable but not strong whatsoever. I made a quick breakfast of scrambled eggs, shrooms, red onions and a diced sweet potato so my belly would be full for a little.

I went to a local spa to redeem a $50 gift certificate that I bought for $25 off of Groupon. I got the Deluxe Pedicure which was hands down the best pedicure I’ve ever had. Even better than this one that I also got off of Groupon. It was nice because there was only two pedicure chairs so it was very detail oriented. I got a paraffin wax, peppermint sugar scrub and some kind of menthol peppermint lotion of my feet. I got my piggies done in a beautiful “Last Tango”

No Yuengling for me today since I had a hair appointment shortly after and it is with a new stylist for me and didn’t really want to be sauced for it. I’ve been going to my stylist for the last two years and she recently moved to a new location which is about 30 minutes further from the 30 minutes she was already from me. I am really not too keen on making a two-hour trip to get my hair did (I’m a diva what can I say?) and thought I would try someone new. I was out walking Lincoln a few weeks ago and I started chatting with a girl while she was walking her dog and got her info. Turns out she is 10 minutes from my apartment with the same rates as my stylist so I decided to give her a shot.

I was early so I stopped at Dunkin Donuts for a large iced coconut coffee with half and half and snacked on a kiwi and banana on the way to my appointment. I hate having appointments in the mid afternoon since I don’t have time to pick up lunch.

 Check out the area where I got to lounge when my color was setting! An Ottoman, magazines and cable!!?? Bring it.

Naturally, I turned on Bravo in hopes of catching up on some Real Housewives and I lucked out with the Real Housewives of NY Reunion—hello drama!

I touched up my blonde highlights and chopped my hair off! I’ve been trying to grow it out but it is just blah when it gets long b/c it’s so thick and full so I thought a cute, shorter look for the summer would be fun.

I’m diggin it so far but I keep running my fingers through my hair wondering where all my hair is! I got back home to have a late lunch-some beautiful sushi that I got at Reid’s yesterday—Sushicado and LBJ Roll

Speaking of LBJ, Lincoln bears an uncanny resemblance to his dog, Yuki. Lincoln is presidential!!! Get it—-Lincoln—-Presidential? I crack myself up.

I took a nap after that and woke up and popped open my Greek Salad with Grilled Chicken that I got at Reid’s and topped with T Marzetti’s Lite Ancho Chipotle Ranch

Such a beautiful, messy salad! I finally got around to watching Valentine’s Day

So, I know it got really bad reviews but I absolutely loved this move! Especially Jennifer Garner’s role, I think the part with the pinata was effin awesome along with the waitressing bit! Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned….

I got some bad news this afternoon though. My friend from Phoenix texted me to let me know her dog passed away this week. I believe he was 10 or 11 yrs old and she had had him since he was a pup so it was very bad news. I used to go to her place and pay more attention to her dog than to her and would since Lionel Richie’s “Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady” to him but insert his name in there.  I cannot even imagine the pain she is going through and don’t want to think about how I will be when Lincoln’s time will come.

So for now, I enjoy every minute I have with my beautiful pup, even if he does sometimes resemble Nick Nolte’s infamous mug shot with his crazy hair

Hope everyone had as beautiful day as I did!

I got a feeling

6 Jun

That if I hear “I Got a Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, I am going to scream and possibly hit someone. I heard it at least nine times last night and am officially over it! Besides that-oh-hi–hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Personally, I feel like mine just flew by and I really didn’t have a weekend. Between going to the wedding yesterday, packing up, dropping Lincoln off to be watched and getting back home today, I am pooped. And I just noticed it”s 9P and I still haven’t had coffee today. No wonder I feel so funkalicious, I have been meh all day and don’t feel too hungover but more meh.

I started yesterday with scrambled eggs and turkey bacon

Packed my bag and pakced Lincoln up and was ready to go!

I stopped at Harris Teeter and got a six inch ham sub with lettuce, tomato, black olives and banana peppers for a quick lunch since I knew I would be eating and drinking a lot later on

I finally broke into my FSTG Buffalo Chips as well, these have been sitting in my pantry for two months which is just uncalled for. Why didn’t I have these before? I absolutely loved them.

Pooltime soon followed after! I was super excited to check out the pool b/c it’s a roof pool with a gorgeous view of the city.

We hung out there for a few hours then walked over to the supermarket for food and beer…..mostly beer though.

We picked up some Bud Light Golden Wheat and Dynamite Roll to split.

The beer-fabulous. The sushi? Not so much. I hate imitation crab meat and I believe a dynamite roll is supposed to be spicy or have some flavor that pops but this was just nill of any kind of taste.

Soon it was wedding time—the theme was Hollywood Night so they had a red carpet, Oscar replicas, Walk of Fame stars, etc. Plus the colors were red and black which I absolutely love.

The food


They had a photo booth there so my friend and I got every accessory possible on us and went to take some pics

Oh yeah—look at the lobby of the hotel we were staying at! Yeah, it’s a Holiday Inn. Who knew they were so chic? I so want the zebra print chairs in the background.

We changed and headed to a couple of bars afterwards. Personally, I wasn’t feeling it since it seemed like everyone who was out was 23 y.o and just a d-bag. Nothing wrong with the 23 y.o.’s but I did the whole bar thing was I was that age and am kinda over it. I kept yelling at my friends because the music was so loud and I couldn’t hear anything. And I typically don’t like to go to bars where girls dance on the bars. If it were guys dancing, that might be a different opinion though.

We stopped at another bar after that and I was done by that point. It was 1230A, which is super late for me. Sad, I know but waking up early and drinking for eight hours kinda took a toll on me. I ordered a small Woodchuck but didn’t even finish it. I did help finish some of my friends nachos because drunk me like greasy drunk food.

I recall singing Beautiful Nachos to Madonna’s “Beautiful Stranger”. Nice. Ok so after that, I was done. I walked back to the hotel since it was only 1.5 blocks away but still didn’t feel safe which is just horrible. Um, I live in Charlotte. Not so huge city where I should worry about walking by myself but Charlotte actually has a huge crime rate and I really don’t feel safe walking around uptown at night alone. Thankfully, there were a lot of people out so the walk back wasn’t bad but I just didn’t feel safe and felt like I was about to pass out so told my friends I was going alone.

This morning, we went to The Penguin Drive In. The Penguin has been around for years, is constantly on Food Network and just an all around good place. They have great burgers, hot dogs, fries and more. I’ve only been a few times since the place is totally addictive but when I go, I go all out!

Fried Pickles (with ranch dressing on the side)

Small Block Burger

And I’m not a huge sweet tea person but had three glasses because theirs is that good! Soon after, I headed back home and picked up Lincoln from my friend’s house. He was totally happy to see me and me as well. I miss him after a day, I am whipped for this dog. We came home and he looked depressed though and I have no clue why. Lincoln- I know you have a rough life of playing with your babies, running around, eating and taking naps but what’s with the depressed look? Not diggin it.

Speaking of cute dogs, I love this Citibank ad

The rest of the afternoon was spent on the couch since I was A) hungover and B) it was stifling hot and humid outside. I hate when it gets so sticky outside you don’t even want to move. I napped on the sofa and watched Mystery Diagnosis. I love Discovery Health and can watch it 24/7, it just amazes me with all the true stories. I snacked on a Jokerz Candy Bar (can you tell it’s my day off from calorie counting??) 🙂

 Dinner was Trader Joe’s Spinach and Artichoke Dip with their Organic Baked Nacho Tortillas Chips. This spin dip is one of my favorite items because it only takes 5 minutes to make and you can use on pasta and sandwiches as well.

Sigh, back to work tomorrow. If you’re still ready after this mega long post—thanks for sticking through this and reading. Hope y’all have a great start to the week!

Image Heavy

1 May

Hi all-hope everyone is having a great wknd (I can’t believe we are half way through it already!) I got a let of catching up to do so let’s get to it! And as the title says…Image heavy so just a forewarning.

Yesterday was yet another busy day at work and I started the morning off with a Kashi Go Lean Roll Chocolate Peanut Bar 


And of course, a Venti Iced Coffee was in order since it’s getting pretty warm out 


Since it was month end our manager brought in bagels and I’ve never met a carb I didn’t like but only had half a blueberry bagel with plain cream cheese 


It was gorgeous out so that meant the hippies were back–yay! 


I got an array of produce—red onion, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, okra, zucchini, apples, a pear, an avocado, cucumbers and peppers. 


All that for $10—not a bad deal at all. 

I had the last of the enchiladas for lunch. I love cooking but can only eat so much of one thing without getting sick of it. This was bittersweet-happy to be finished with this batch of enchiladas but sad because they were fantastic. 

I got ready and headed to Thomas Street Tavern to meet my friend Shalon out since she was in town this wknd. Thomas Street has an awesome outdoor area full of tables and seating that is perfect for day drinking. Yet another reason I can’t wait to move closer to Uptown. 


Leslie and Shalon

Me and Shalon

I heart you Bud Light

I kept eyeing Shalon’s shoes—only $3 at K-Mart….adorable! 


Love the tree

The servers kept bringing food out to the tables around us and I would just stare at the food while people were eating because I was starving by 730P. The fro-yo didn’t fill me up so well nor did the Bud Light. The original plan was to go to Cantina 1511 but there was no parking anywhere and we ended up at Thai Taste. I’ve only been there once and looooove pad thai so I was happy. Pad Thai is the only kind of Thai food I’ve tried. I always want to try something new but then what if I don’t like it? But then on the other hand, what if I try something new and I absolutely love it? I guess I’m not willing to take that chance. 

I started out with Tom Yum soup 


And the main event-Seafood Pad Thai 


Love me some Thai Taste 🙂 


I had to work on Saturday morning so had to call it a night by 10P b/c I can’t do the whole going to work hungover thing anymore. I got home and Lincoln was very excited to see his momma. 


And then attempted to get some cute pictures of us 



And Shalon brought me some fresh strawberries from her town…..hello yummies 🙂 


I fell asleep easily (thanks to Bud Light and Pad Thai) and was starving come morning. 

I toasted two pieces of bread and spread half an avocado on it along with Trader Joe’s Superfruit Spread. 


And made an egg sandwich for a heart breakfast 



When I got  to work I stopped at Starbucks for another Venti Iced Coffee. They were surprised to see me and it was actually kinda peaceful in there for once. 


I guess some could say work is peaceful on the wknd since no one is there but I find it rather creepy. 


The lights aren’t on, I kept hearing strange noises and was paranoid someone was going to creep up on me. I got a lot of work done and tested out system and everything was a go. I even input some information for other people on my team since I am nice like that. Hey, if they want to pay me out an outrageous amount of money for working OT, bring it. 

I brought some snacks for the half day at work 


I never had this Kashi Chocolate Pretzel bar before so I was looking forward to it 



So sad to be stuck inside in on a beautiful day 


I got home and was so ready for lunch. I had a major headache and was wiped from the morning at work. Today is my day off where I don’t track and really don’t care if I eat bad or not so I went with a salami and Muenster cheese sandwich with mustard. Anytime I have a salami sandwich I have to have it plain with no veggies and cheese and mustard only. 


While I was at work, Lincoln had a day at the doggie spa and it was time to pick him up! When they brought him out I couldn’t stop smiling because he looked even more adorable than he normally does! 


I love his new scarf!

We took a much needed nap then went out for a walk, went to the grocery store and stocked up on goodies for the wk. I got this adorable dress at Target for only $6!!! And I can pair it up with cute red heels (even though I have two pairs of zebra prit shoes and a purse, it would be overkill). Mind you, I didn’t have on a good pair of undies that suck in my fat but I think it will be cute when I am down a few more lbs. 


 The main thing I was shopping for was baking stuff because I finally decided that I wanted to try baking after many failed attempts in the past. 

I saw a recipe for Chocolate and Banana Protein Muffins with Chocolate Chips  on Mari’s site and decided it looked easy enough and was onto cooking! 

I am out of chocolate protein powder so I subbed this packet of Amazing Meal Chocolate Infusion that’s been sitting around 


In the mix 


Ready to go! 


I was excited and nervous while they were baking. Would they turn out great? Burnt? So-So? Patience was not on my side. 

Fresh outta the oven! 



I couldn’t let them sit there and not try one. I poppedd one out and topped with Crazy Richard’s Creamy Peanut Butter 






OMG, I cannot believe how amazing they were! They were sweet but not too sweet with a nice balance of chocolate and banana. I tasted the hint of apple sauce and all in all, these are fabulous and y’all will be seeing this on my page more in the future. Thank you Mari for posting this fabulous recipe!!! 

 I had a hankering for pizza and had this sitting my freezer and decided to break it out 


While that was baking, I made a BIG Salad with spinach, cucumbers, zucchini, peppers, onions and carrots topped with Kraft Light Three Cheese Ranch 



Tonight may be a lame night. It’s 1030P and I already want to go to bed but am trying to wait it out and see if I can fit in one of my Netflix movies in. How is it Saturday night already? Hope everyone is having a marvelous wknd!!

Sunday Funday

18 Apr

Some of you may have noticed that I didn’t post pictures from dinner last night. Why you ask? Because I had a date last night. And it was a first date so I really didn’t feel like whipping out my camera because they could have made it awkward 🙂 Anyways, I’ve been talking to this dude online for the past two wks and he seemed pretty cool so I decided why not?

We went to Encore which is a nice restaurant I’ve been wanting to check out for some time. I had the Pan Seared Tilapia with jasmine rice and seasoned vegetables. One of the best pieces of fish I’ve had in awhile! I think it went pretty well, good conversation throughout the meal then we had a couple of beers afterwards. I finally got home around 1230A and passed out from lack of sleep during the day and all the fun activities. So yay date 🙂

I slept in until 10A which was sooooo nice since I wake up early during the weekend. I had intentions of making an omelet with onions, cheese and avocado but it somehow turned out like this

Ugly yet delicious. Nothing wrong with that.

I have absolutely no meals for the week so I got working on pierogies since there’s none left from my last batch.

The potatoes with cheese and onions

The dough (which was way stickier than last time I made pierogies, anyone have any thoughts why or what I can add to make it less sticky?)

After boiling them (I made 13 with that little ball o’dough!)

I went to get a much-needed pedicure afterwards. I was super proud of myself since I didn’t get red this time like all the pedicures I’ve had and went with OPI’s “You’re a Pisa Work”

Target was the next spot and I went with the sole intention of just getting aluminum foil but made the mistake of wondering over to the clearance rack in the accessories section and found this beauty 🙂

 And how adorable is the inside?

I came home and got some Lincoln love

Then made a turkey and cheese sandwich on a Thomas Whole Wheat Bagel Thin with a side of honeydew

I’m going to pop in Couples Retreat soon and then get ready to head to Crave Dessert Bar for dinner and drinks with my women’s networking group. Never been there—excited 🙂 And people who say Sunday is a day of relaxation? Liars, I tell you.

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