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Have a completely different life by this time next year
Change is good

I had this on my list for some years now.

I can’t say my life has been *completely different each year, but I have made definite improvements, some very big changes.



Have a totally different life by this time next year (read all 2 entries…)
The first step is the deepest...

First things first. I need to make a detailed plan for this. I also need to set up the sub-goals that I will need to accomplish.

The two biggest obstacles for me at the moment are lack of money and transportation. A pain in the ass, to be sure, but not anything insurmountable.

I think I know where the paperwork is regarding all the driver’s license crap. For increasing income, I kinda, sorta have a plan already. I really need to solidify something in writing, though, so I have a roadmap to follow. So much time has been wasted because of this.

The biggest obstacle now is money. I have made the necessary plans to invest $100-$200 each and every month for my ‘let’s do this’ fund. Hopefully, I will be able to have $2500 saved up by January 1st of 2014. That’s my goal, and I’m sticking to it.



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Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce

(EDIT: For some reason, I can’t get Youtube to embed the video any more. I tired of messing with it. If anyone know what to do to get it working again, please let me know. If the mean time, here’s a link, anyway.)

“Time In A Bottle”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dO1rMeYnOmM

If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day till eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever
If words could make wishes come true
I’d save every day like a treasure and then
Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty, except for the memory of how
They were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do, once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go through time with



Art, Music and Quotes - AIO (read all 23 entries…)
Landslide - Stevie Nicks

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“Landslide”

Took this love and I took it down
Climbed a mountain and I turned around
And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills
Till the landslide brought me down

Oh, mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
And can I sail through the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life?
Oh oh I don’t know, oh I don’t know

Well, I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older I’m getting older too
Yes I’m getting older too, so

I’ve been afraid of changing
‘Cause I, I’ve built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Children get older
I’m getting older too oh yes
I’m getting older too

So, take this love, take it down
Oh if you climb a mountain and you turn around
If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills
Well the landslide will bring you down, down
And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills

Well maybe the landslide will bring you down
Well well, the landslide will bring you down



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I Am The Walrus - The Beatles

I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together
See how they run like pigs from a gun
See how they fly, I’m crying

Sitting on a cornflake
Waiting for the van to come
Corporation T-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you’ve been a naughty boy
You let your face grow long

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’ joob

Mr. City policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row
See how they fly like Lucy in the sky
See how they run, I’m crying

I’m crying, I’m crying, I’m crying

Yellow matter custard
Dripping from a dead dog’s eye
Crabalocker fishwife
Pornographic priestess
Boy, you’ve been a naughty girl
You let your knickers down

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’ joob

Sitting in an English garden
Waiting for the sun
If the sun don’t come you get a tan
From standing in the English rain

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’ joob
G-goo goo g’ joob

Expert, texpert choking smokers
Don’t you think the joker laughs at you?
See how they smile like pigs in a sty
See how they snide, I’m crying

Climbing up the Eiffel tower
Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have seen them kicking
Edgar Allan Poe

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
Goo goo g’ joob
G-goo goo g’ joob
Goo goo g’ goo
G-goo goo g’ joob goo

Juba juba juba
Juba juba juba
Juba juba, juba juba
Juba juba



go back to school (read all 3 entries…)
Not looking good...

At this point, my high school still hasn’t faxed in the requisite paperwork to Full Sail, so it looks like this is going to be a total bust. At least for this semester.

It’s probably for the best, anyway. I’ve been thinking it might be a smarter option for me to take Web Design rather than Internet Marketing, instead. With that option, I would have more possibilities to make money in front of me. In addition, it would also complement my previous educational and work backgrounds.



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Write the Words for This Smash Hit

It’s time for a new game in town, and here it is:

No lyrics today! Yay! You know why? Because you’re gonna write your own! Yay! And you thought school was out for the day, didn’t you? :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcwWC6rJdtk

Seriously, though, this is my favorite violinist of all time, ever, a true virtuoso and O-M-G I can feel myself getting all warm and gushy and fuzzy all over.

Just listen to this for a few minutes, and tell me what WORDS the MUSIC spoke to you?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcwWC6rJdtk



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Killer Queen - Queen

“Killer Queen”

Just to further prove the amazing chops of Freddie Mercury…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ti2P_z5IPw

“She keeps Moet et Chandon
In her pretty cabinet
‘Let them eat cake’ she says
Just like Marie Antoinette
A built-in remedy
For Kruschev and Kennedy
At anytime an invitation
You can’t decline

Caviar and cigarettes
Well versed in etiquette
Extraordinarily nice

She’s a Killer Queen
Gunpowder, gelatine
Dynamite with a laser beam
Guaranteed to blow your mind
Anytime

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?

To avoid complications
She never kept the same address
In conversation
She spoke just like a baroness
Met a man from China
Went down to Geisha Minah
Then again incidentally
If you’re that way inclined

Perfume came naturally from Paris
For cars she couldn’t care less
Fastidious and precise

Drop of a hat she’s as willing as
Playful as a pussy cat
Then momentarily out of action
Temporarily out of gas
To absolutely drive you wild, wild..
She’s all out to get you

Recommended at the price
Insatiable an appetite
Wanna try?
You wanna try…”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ti2P_z5IPw



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Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

A familiar song, but done more in the way of Freddie Mercury had initially envisioned the piece. The Queen add-ins definitely made a huge difference, though, like them or hate them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p4MZJsexEs

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide,
No escape from reality.
Open your eyes,
Look up to the skies and see,
I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy,
Because I’m easy come, easy go,
Little high, little low,
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me.

Mama, just killed a man,
Put a gun against his head,
Pulled my trigger, now he’s dead.
Mama, life had just begun,
But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away.
Mama, ooh,
Didn’t mean to make you cry,
If I’m not back again this time tomorrow,
Carry on, carry on as if nothing really matters.

Too late, my time has come,
Sends shivers down my spine,
Body’s aching all the time.
Goodbye, everybody, I’ve got to go,
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.
Mama, ooh (any way the wind blows),
I don’t wanna die,
I sometimes wish I’d never been born at all.

I see a little silhouetto of a man,
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
Thunderbolt and lightning,
Very, very frightening me.
(Galileo) Galileo.
(Galileo) Galileo,
Galileo Figaro
Magnifico.

I’m just a poor boy and nobody loves me.
He’s just a poor boy from a poor family,
Spare him his life from this monstrosity.

Easy come, easy go, will you let me go.
Bismillah! No, we will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let him go!) Bismillah! We will not let you go.
(Let me go) Will not let you go.
(Let me go) Will not let you go.
(Let me go) Ah.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
(Oh, mama mia, mama mia) Mama mia, let me go.
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for me, for me, for me.

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye.
So you think you can love me and leave me to die.
Oh, baby, can’t do this to me, baby,
Just gotta get out, just gotta get right outta here.

Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.

Any way the wind blows.:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3p4MZJsexEs



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You're Beautiful - James Blunt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oofSnsGkops

“You’re Beautiful”

“My life is brilliant…

My life is brilliant.
My love is pure.
I saw an angel.
Of that I’m sure.
She smiled at me on the subway.
She was with another man.
But I won’t lose no sleep on that,
‘Cause I’ve got a plan.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don’t know what to do,
‘Cause I’ll never be with you.

Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Flying high, [ – video/radio edited version]
Fucking high, [ – CD version]
And I don’t think that I’ll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don’t know what to do,
‘Cause I’ll never be with you.

You’re beautiful. You’re beautiful.
You’re beautiful, it’s true.
There must be an angel with a smile on her face,
When she thought up that I should be with you.
But it’s time to face the truth,
I will never be with you.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oofSnsGkops



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Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) - Offspring

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui1tUS6Ho-c

“Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)”

Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
And all the girls say I’m pretty fly
For a white guy.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, cinco, seis.

You know it’s kind of hard
Just to get along today.
Our subject isn’t cool,
But he fakes it anyway.
He may not have a clue;
And he may not have style.
But everything he lacks
Well he makes up in denial.

So don’t debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn’t get it anyway.
He’s gonna play the field, and keep it real.
For you no way, for you no way.
So if you don’t rate, just overcompensate.
At least you’ll know you can always go on Ricki Lake.
The world needs wannabe’s.
So (Hey! Hey!) do that brand new thing.

Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
And all the girls say I’m pretty fly
For a white guy.

He needs some cool tunes
Not just any will suffice.
But they didn’t have Ice Cube
So he bought Vanilla Ice.
Now cruising in his Pinto, he sees homies as he pass.
But if he looks twice
They’re gonna kick his lily ass.

So don’t debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn’t get it anyway.
He’s gonna play the field, and keep it real.
For you no way, for you no way.
So if you don’t rate, just overcompensate.
At least you’ll know you can always go on Ricki Lake.
The world loves wannabe’s.
So (Hey! Hey!) do that brand new thing

Now he’s getting a tattoo.
Yeah he’s gettin’ ink done.
He asked for a ‘13’, but they drew a ‘31’.
Friends say he’s trying too hard
And he’s not quite hip.
But in his own mind
He’s the dopest trip.

Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Give it to me baby. Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, cinco, seis.

So don’t debate, a player straight
You know he really doesn’t get it anyway.
He’s gonna play the field, and keep it real.
For you no way, for you no way.
So if you don’t rate, just overcompensate.
At least you’ll know you can always go on Ricki Lake.
The world needs wannabe’s.
Oh the world loves wannabe’s.
So let’s get some more wannabe’s.
And (Hey! Hey!) do that brand new thing.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui1tUS6Ho-c



list 43 of my favorite song lyrics (read all 19 entries…)
Chugging Pus - Ripping Corpse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xikduthsa-Y&feature=share&list=PLWhBW8vto2cNlLsh5UKgMGRBlWBBw1ikQ

“Lance the boil, drain the pus
Cleanse the sores they leave on us
Righteous and false they are a plague
The antibiotic for them is rage

Immoral majority, corrupted hierachy
Wolves in sheep’s clothing, condemn them with loathing

Bastions of hypocrisy
They sully the image of decency
Espousing lies, preaching insanities
Conscience of no remorse
Their’s a deceitful selfish course
Abased in infamy, weeping for sympathy
Expose the contradictions, stifle the contagion
Degraded, stigmatized, naked without their lies

Local pastor can’t control his lust
Holy man fallen – Chugging pus
Distinguished senator drank too much
Death by auto – Chugging pus
The honorable mayor is now a bust
For smoking crack – Chugging pus

Local pastor can’t control his lust
Holy man fallen – Chugging pus
Distinguished senator drank too much
Death by auto – Chugging pus

Pick the scab, peel the crust
Reveal the infection we mistrust
Propriety is just a husk
Shoke on your lies
Chugging pus

You’re despised because you point your finger
While the stench of your lies forever linger
Like the encrusted cunt of an abcessed whore
You infect, you bring us your gorge
Your pathetic, societies festered affliction
Your bacteria, you deserve that distinction”



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White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane

An ominous anthem for an entire generation of young people experimenting with drugs in the early ‘70s. Gracie Slick’s vocals on this track were extraordinary, launching both herself and Jefferson Airplane into the realm of rock and roll royalty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8LFNUr3vw

“White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane”

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don’t do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she’s ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you’re going to fall
Tell ‘em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
To call Alice, when she was just small

When the men on the chessboard get up
And tell you where to go
And you’ve just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know

When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead
And the white knight is talking backwards
And the red queen’s off with her head
Remember what the dormouse said
“Feed your head, feed your head”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8LFNUr3vw



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Torn - Natalie Imbruglia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1XWJN3nJo

“Torn”

I thought I saw a man brought to life
He was warm, he came around and he was dignified
He showed me what it was to cry

Well, you couldn’t be that man I adored
You don’t seem to know
Seem to care what your heart is for
But I don’t know him anymore

There’s nothing where he used to lie
The conversation has run dry
That’s what’s going on
Nothing’s fine, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You’re a little late, I’m already torn

So I guess the fortune teller’s right
Should have seen just what was there
And not some holy light

It crawled beneath my veins
And now I don’t care, I had no luck
I don’t miss it all that much
There’s just so many things
That I can touch, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on the floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn
You’re a little late, I’m already torn, torn

There’s nothing where he used to lie
My inspiration has run dry
That’s what’s going on
Nothing’s right, I’m torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I am shamed
Lying naked on this floor

Illusion never changed
Into something real
I’m wide awake and I can see
The perfect sky is torn

I’m all out of faith
This is how I feel
I’m cold and I’m ashamed
Bound and broken on the floor
You’re a little late, I’m already torn, torn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV1XWJN3nJo



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My Favorite Mistake - Sheryl Crow w/ Eric Clapton

“My Favorite Mistake”

I woke up and called this morning
The tone of your voice was a warning
That you don’t care for me anymore

I made up the bed we sleep in
I looked at the clock when you creep in
It’s 6 a.m. and I’m alone

[Chorus:]
Did you know when you go
It’s the perfect ending
To the bad day I was just beginning
When you go all I know is
You’re my favorite mistake

Your friends are sorry for me
They watch you pretend to adore me
But I’m no fool to this game

Now here comes your secret lover
She’d be unlike any other
Until your guilt goes up in flames

[Chorus:]
Did you know when you go
It’s the perfect ending
To the bad day I’d gotten used to spending
When you go all I know is
You’re my favorite mistake

You’re my favorite mistake

Well maybe nothin’ lasts forever
Even when you stay together
I don’t need forever after
It’s your laughter won’t let me go
So I’m holding on this way

Did you know, could you tell
You were the only one
That I ever loved
Now everything’s so wrong

Did you see me walking by?
Did it ever make you cry?

You’re my favorite mistake
You’re my favorite mistake
You’re my favorite mistake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpYL1ZTSnSA



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Stay (I Missed You) - Lisa Loeb

This song definitely speaks to me. I’ve lived every second of it. o.O

Not to mention that (oops,I just did) Lisa Loeb is so ueber-smokin’ hot in a library lady kinda way it ain’t even funny! I mean look at those soulful innocent eyes. :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgP7SnZJk_Q

Stay (I Missed You)

“You say I only hear what I want to
You say I talk so all the time so.

And I thought what I felt was simple,
And I thought that I don’t belong,
And now that I am leaving,
Now I know that I did something wrong ‘cause I missed you.
Yeah, I missed you.

And you say I only hear what I want to:
I don’t listen hard,
I don’t pay attention to the distance that you’re running
Or to anyone, anywhere,
I don’t understand if you really care,
I’m only hearing negative: no, no, no (bad)

And so I, I turned the radio on, I turned the radio up
And this woman was singin’ my song:
The lover’s in love and the other’s run away,
The lover is cryin’ ‘cause the other won’t stay.

Some of us hover when we weep for the other who was
Dying since the day they were born.
Well, this is not that:
I think that I’m throwing, but I’m thrown.

And I thought I’d live forever, but now I’m not so sure.

You try to tell me that I’m clever,
But that won’t take my anyhow, or anywhere with you.

You said that I was naive,
And I thought that I was strong.
I thought, “hey, I can leave, I can leave.”
Oh but now I know that I was wrong, ‘cause I missed you.

You said, “I caught you ‘cause I want you and one day I’ll let you go.”
You try to give away a keeper, or keep me ‘cause you know you’re just so scared to lose.
And you say, “Stay.”

You say I only hear what I want to.”

As usual, here’s the matching video. We can’t break up the set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgP7SnZJk_Q



go back to school (read all 3 entries…)
Looks Like It's Gonna Happen

I researched this for a while because it’s such a big step. I’ve been building blogs for a while now and making a bit of money, so I thought I would find some classes about internet- and affiliate-marketing.

Turns out, though, that only one school has this: Full Sail University. They offer both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s program.

My loans and such have been approved, and I’ve turned in all the necessary paperwork, but for some reason they still aren’t accepting my high school transcripts. It was good enough for the State of Ohio and my former college, so I don’t understand the problem with them.

I almost told my guide to forget it. Actually, I did and then hung up, but he called back a few minutes later with a ‘workable solution.’ Yeah, right.

So I’ve faxed this release to my old high school in the hopes that they will fill it out and fax it to Full Sail. Problem is, though, the staff has already left for the Christmas holidays and won’t be back until next year.

Today was supposedly the last day to get everything turned in, but somehow that date has now been extended. I’m supposed to start classes on January 7th, but I don’t see how this is going to work out like that.

I’ve already told my guide that if they can’t approve it so I can start on the 7th, then he can just erase all my information out of their system and I’m moving on elsewhere.

I have a business to run and family to take care of, so I don’t time for this crap. Thanks again, Mr. Asshole Bush, for passing laws that make yet another innocent American a possible terrorist and, by so doing, possibly fucking up my chances of furthering my education.



Trace my family tree (read all 4 entries…)
A lot more info has been uncovered...

One of my lines has now been confirmed to trace back to at least Mary, Queen of Scots (my 15th great aunt). This is her son and my connection, although I’m not sure if everyone else will be able to see the relationship info or not:

http://www.geni.com/people/King-James-I-of-England-and-VI-of-Scotland/4104684?through=6000000001217955606

EDIT: That particular line is now linked back to mid-800s. Yes that is ‘800’ A.D., not ‘1800’. That’s as far back as I can trace for now, though. :(



Learn internet marketing (read all 7 entries…)
So much has happened...

since I last updated this goal. I just signed up for new VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, and so far it has gone disastrously. I paid extra for a ‘problem-free’ migration, but it’s been anything but.

I think they are in the last stages of getting everything worked out, though. It seems to be some sort of DNS problems.

I’ve been working for the last 2 weeks straight on a new pregnancy-related blog, and they lost all that work, as well. Grrr…

Anyway, I’m literally hours away from business as usual, though. I’ve already picked up one other person to help carry the weight of the new price, too, and he’s also a bit of an expert on creating traffic, so I’m glad to have found him.

Also, I’ve been talking with another buddy, and I’m hoping he will be receptive to an idea I have for a new site related to electric trains. :) He’s the actual designer of the blogs I was buying before, so his work is top-notch.

I may already have my own product to sell with it, too, if I can still get ahold of the guy. I should have bought it when he first offered it to me about a year ago on the Warrior forum. :(

Anyway, I’ve got about a dozen sites up now, 10 of them blogs, so I have definitely been moving forward with this goal.



Trace my family tree (read all 4 entries…)
Forgot about this goal being here...

I’ve actually been working on this one for about a year now. I found a site called Geni.com, and started plugging away. So far I’ve added 165 of my own relatives on my mother’s mother’s side. I still have another 300 years to enter, though. My father’s mother gave me a tree for her family that goes back several hundred years, as well.

On this site, if the system finds similar records in other people’s trees, it allows you to merge them. With all the merges combined, I now have to access to over 5,000 of my ancestors. :)

The oldest ancestor I have traced so far is on my mother’s side, and he was born in the 1440’s. o.O Sir John Something-or-other, I don’t remember off-hand, and he was born and died in England.

As I continue entering more names into the database, I’m sure more branches will open up, too, so I’m pretty excited about all this. Once I’m finished entering all of my info at Geni, I’m going to set up and account at Ancestry.com, an even bigger genealogical research site, and import my GEDCOM into it’s database. Same matching thing will happen there, which will open up my tree even further!

This has been very educational and entertaining for my whole family. I just wish we had pictures of some of the really distant ancestors.

You can have a look at my family tree so far, as it stands right now:

http://www.geni.com/share?t=6000000015118059991



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