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Hey there, dear journal.

I've come to realize that my writing skills have atrophied terribly. I think some of it is due to being busy, and some due to just lapsing into the lazy convenience of twitter and pictures over content with more substance.

I've taken a few strides toward getting back in the saddle, though there are still quite a few excuses I could make to myself to skip. I'm officially installed at though I will still read my friends list and forward my entries to LJ... I'm too attached to livejournal to turn my back on it.

Pyewacket went to the vet today - he still wasn't doing so well, so BHK drove him to Annapolis, and the doc gave him a tummyful of barium. The vet techs observed him for a bit, and assured BHK that he was AOK. MIL went along, so while they waited, a trip to Tuesday Morning was in order. The vet was one that BHK is very comfortable with - was quite sensitive when Kona was having issues back in the day, too. The outcome after three different x-rays, he sounds like he's doing well, but we're going to keep an eye on him.

I want to repair the crazy-brain.

Lots of anxiety and distress have been appearing to affect my system physically lately...  I'm looking for new  ways to process those feelings.  A worst case situation includes elements of stuttering, sweating, stomach distress, being unable to breathe, panic, anger, irrationality, fear, headache, dizziness and joint pain.

I have to remind myself that it's all just a ride. Not only that, but I have a lot of wonderful blessings in my life - my wife, the lads, good friends... not to mention all of the positive, but intangibles. BHK was thinking it might be a form of ADD - I'm skeptical, but will keep an open mind - if only to seek the best possible remedy to the frequent unpleasantness.

Now playing: The Beach Boys - I Just Wasn't Made For These Times

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Snoozed much of the day today, post road trip - in-laws came over, as did Mandy - Chris next door was feeling ill, so he couldn't make it. It  looks like BHK has converted another person over to knitting addiction in Mandy! I suspect they'll be spending more time together in the near future. :)

Grilled pseudo chicken breast on the grill with spicy bbq sauce - in-laws brought over steaks, and Mandy did spaghetti - we all had awesome corn on the cob, zucchini sticks, bread, brownies, garden cucumbers with dip! I was surely packed full by the end.

Watched James May's Toy stories -  the train set episode - all were interested save for mother in law. Doctor Who is done now, until the Christmas Episode - We liked this season a lot, I hope they keep it fun and fresh. Maybe we'll start having Amy Rose, Shaun  and Sean over to watch sometime? The only regular SciFi watched now is Warehouse 13 and Eureka... As for fantasy, I'm not too amazed by Haven yet, but the next season of Being Human is airing here soon... that was fun.

1 year ago - sleepy Newt and Pye kitty pix
2 years ago - chess piece test, voice post - big guy, tooth issues, toys, levelhead, lj usership
3 years ago - friendship amnesty day (fizzle-pop), tasty food, pictures of said foods, artomat, scribd, project gutenberg, gaming thoughts, nomnom kitty in comments
4 years ago - good thoughts, Danny gets me Wonder Woman on DVD, Saw Monster House with TW, walkabout pix of constrution/graffiti/etc, punk rock girl
5 years ago - what's in my fridge, cosmic treadmill, 37 inches of rain, falling people, sky high powers
6 years ago - went out w/Dan to ole ole, riverwalk pics, SAD Dave, Daimajin added towish list (and it was gifted to me before the hurricanes came!), star wars kid gets an ipod
7 years ago - Web design, poo, web stat, psa, orange newt-head!
8 years ago - broken links, spamdemic map, floppy poll, dinner sick, new semagic client
9 years ago - hinterland, kickshaw, I like cooking, planet of ??? poll, Champions Spectre, my gal wants to leave me for the Asian prince, shaking hands,treat pack
10 years ago - idiot, the good and bad of the day, Good Chinese food, bad AprilGeotarget Geotarget


Jul. 25th, 2010 12:37 pm
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Adam won Can't Stop today, Chris, BHK and Adam had lots of margaritas... Larry and I prefer our artificial green-yellow fluid in the form of diet mountain dew. Watched spinal tap, and relaxed most of the day.

Adam and I tied for victory in Pop-up storybook, after a trip to dunkin donuts.

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Had a lovely breakfast on the porch with BHK and the Mother in -law this morning. Too dang hot to spend a lot of time in the sun, so back in the house now. Pye was very insistent about coming outside, so we let him sit on my lap for a little bit before coming back in.

BHK and I didn't go out to dinner last night after all - instead we hit safeway, and restocked the fridge. For supper last night it was store-brand rising crust pizza - had a wonderful time.

Tonight, we watched the blind side, and had zuc boats with the in-laws. Heat wiped me out, so I only had a helping, but it was dee-lish. Pye and Newt got their latest advantage treatments - Pye spent most of the night in either BHK's or my lap.

1 year ago - bugah visiting, playing wii with neighborhood kids
2 years ago - giant wall-e pic, date night!, journey to the center of the earth in 3d, beatles responsible for CT/CAT scans
3 years ago - Potterdämmerung, Jaspers with Cyn, terrible slang, honeymoon photos, Apocalypto, superdupergames, upcoming games
4 years ago - postcard, tiny Tarzan, MW network, golden age red tornado, Stevie wonder sesame street , comic book eras
5 years ago - Books added to palm, Australian link, Bus station security, Apollo Mission, HTML cleaner, Google lj friend map, geek quiz, looking forward, Friday fine
6 years ago - Mango, Spyware, Pi Approximation, Look out, Ghost tour
7 years ago - Sam Jack, Ghosts, MRI, filters
8 years ago - dreams, sounds, guns, action comics #1, hello kitty stress test, bike named, infinity
9 years ago - Cohort, fwap, morning speech quiz, coloring game, kitty cookies,sunflower bread, web indexes, English language, Olestra conspiracy
10 years ago - X-men with Dan, Robb's Radio, went to Hops, April reading my LJ Geotarget


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Apr. 8th, 2010 11:37 pm
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job fair with BHK - better for me than her
visited Chris in hospital -
yarn - chna'ca
still no glow yarn in mail
Chris & Larry back from smith island
smith Island cake
window shaker in loft
rain brings cooler temps
scottobear: (whut thuh hail is that thang?)
Quite a trip to Roanoke and Salem last week. First time to Salem since January of '07 - Not a great deal has changed in the area since then... it is as enchanting as it was then - pictures under the cut.peek for many pics! clicken to embiggen )
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Friday April 2, 2010
x6:29 PM
"dinner for 11! bhk, chris, larry, jacob, sam, lily, rose, abby, anna, wendy carter!"
5:44 PM
"found a bradbury i was missing!"
4:56 PM
"on a mountain top!"
3:40 PM
"out with bhk and annettes family"
10:13 AM
"big cookies"
8:26 AM
"one more day"
scottobear: (scotto - warhol)
Happy St. Patty's, Dear Journal!

Spring is becoming more and more evident every day.

I forgot to mention a few things yesterday, given the photo/video nature of my limited entry. Father in-law toddled off to New York this week, so BHK and I are playing cruise directors to the mother in law. BHK stopped at Ch'NaCa for a pair of #6 needles, and I  finally used store credit and a gift card to pick up God Of War III and Wii Sports Resort.

Chris took us out to supper at 3 brothers pizza a salad and Sicilian style- half meatball for BHK the more omnivorous, and half mixed veggies for Chris and myself. We planned on doing a little minigolf, but it closed before we could get around to playing. Instead, the gang promptly headed home, and Chris enjoyed beating me at the sword "chop duel" game. BHK excels at Basketball / Archery , and my games of preference are the air combat and wake boarding. Golf is pretty keen, too.

BHK and I got a little wanderlust this morning, and went to take a peek at Aardvark... I was pleasantly surprised to see they were still open, though they're moving at the end of the month, and stopping all video rentals - just comics & games now. Upside, we got a fistful of movies for $7 (~a buck each) - Not too bad - I've only ever seen the first and last of those films.


A, we went to Play'n'trade and I swapped some old controllers, software and $20ish for Infamous, Drake's Fortune, and Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 (Games are buy two, get one free - basically I bought one, and got one on credit, and got one free.) Not sure if I'd go to PNT unless I had loot to swap out, but they do price match game stop, and take best buy / game stop gift cards! I'm pretty good for a *LOOOONG* time for PS3 console games.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Shaun and his sister there - I don't thing we'd seen him since the polar bear swim... and we still have some of his stuff at the house. We made plans to play a little Ticket to Ride or Small World with them both sometime soon.

BHK got a little nibble to eat at the local fried chicken joint / Japanese grill - not as good as My Grill was up in Deale, but it was quite yummy and good-sized portions.

Came home, and picked up Chris - watched Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil while having a nibble of Chinese food.  BHK had never seen the whole thing .. it makes me want to go back to Savannah (our Georgia journey pics are a bit out of whack, it seems there are a couple of FL pix in there, but most are properly tagged)

1 year ago - St. Patty ATW man pic, Adam & In-laws, out of whack, q&A
2 years ago - St. Pat's, dinner with family, ww info, goat robot - needs lasers
3 years ago - St. Pat's, the ikea nightmare begins, newtcam returns to 24/7
4 years ago - st pats, snake son a plane, 4 things poll, lighter elements
5 years ago - Irish stuff, work, dog, hippie, writing
6 years ago - St Pats, Ordered CoH, email fixed, bro rant, work issues
7 years ago - St Pats, Purim, post #5490
8 years ago - many now-dead links, last sentence quiz, doctor, newt fetch
9 years ago - St PatsGeotarget
10 years ago - Papal Apology
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weird dream about the old days at IMT - doing certs with Fred & Chrissy, Kevin was off in Afghanistan for some reason. The print room was hidden behind an Addams family pinball machine - I wonder if that was because of the time we watched "the hearse" on channel 29 during dinner hour way back when?

Had dinner at the in-laws house, tilapia, mac & cheese, cornbread, baked potato, salad apple pie. lots of shades of tan/gold/ beige!
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Went to World Market, Micro Center, lunch at a tasty Thai place with BHK and her mom.

Kind of a poopy day - we managed to exchange her little green ramen bowl, but micro center was fail, as was most of world market. The Thai food was fantastic, however. Skipped game wizards and home goods.

Made plans to go to Thai arroy with them next Tuesday.
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rough day - Body and mind running a bit dark for much of today. It'll be better soon, though.

Swung by ChNaCa with the in-laws, had supper at Ledo's, got some groceries.

1 year ago - shaved to goat, feeling poorly, mr meaty, quiz-meme
2 years ago - patriots lose, taco salad, puppy bowl IV, birthday loot from BHK, no danny or bro?, online greets
3 years ago - party recap, loot, letter meme
4 years ago - more compusa customer "service", walkabout, lj login track, brokeback to the future, coke machines
5 years ago - b'day recap, apple mice, food, Polish reader, referrer spam, Mel mush, endless meme, choco taco/cool dog, zombie spammers,
6 years ago - bday loot, Danny lick pic
7 years ago - os quiz, littler big sis writes me a birfday song, palm-cam pics, suction crab
8 years ago - nice day after, Newt-stalks, S & D = B & C, haiku ,picture links 
9 years ago - SPOOT, correspondence old school, vagg, go ask Alice and afraid to askGeotarget
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Pye and Me watching the Saints / Vikings game (Saints won - going to the super bowl!)


Another day out and about - in a nutshell -

Giolittis with in-laws (The veggie sammich is better than the calzone, both are great, though)
window shopping for furniture in Annapolis with the in-laws
Chinese food
football on the tube while BHK and I play DS Indiana Jones Lego together.

1 year ago - sonogram, upper gi, gaming on the computer/ wii, element needs work - probably no punxy this year, grocery lady calls bhk my "nutty wife"

2 years ago - back issues, 3:10 to yuma, migratory birds, snow, local blind, pain, obama/clinton writhing worms

3 years ago - verizon dsl poop, snow coming, adam swims

4 year ago - eternal double happiness, robot over monkey, today, king of carrot flowers, breakfast cake must be a circle, mind altering virus, toothy bunny, flying dogs, jodie foster sings in french

5 years ago - Purple vibes for sick Mel, convert avi/dvd, pricelessware, wind doodle,watch me shine, Tropical Island Resort:Berlin, Bunny Suicide (now here), Razor Blade Soap, senior in high school meme,

6 years ago - made the Linus icon, professional victim, Cap'n gone, Robert E. Howard 98, clock, van helsing, US army rebuilding schools, Murgatroyd

7 years ago - random knockers, Hippos on an abandoned ranch

8 years ago - Fever, Clothes color survey, Naughty Newtie in the kitchen, a dead photo link, Intel Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program, House Resolution 3598

9 years ago - love, 3-d thesaurus, Fun compliment, Robert at work is officially fired for being a dangerous loony, pokename generator, Woodstock by CSN, dead net-radio linkiesGeotarget

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Nutshelling to catch up - backdated, so it shouldn't autopost everywhere.

I am still sick - went out to pick up my acekard2i at ups with Chris and BHK. I'll be putting homebrews on my christmas prezzie in no time!

Of course, a trip with Chris means shopping, so I parked at gamestop while BHK and her mom roamed around homegoods and pier 1.

1 year ago - "I need to talk to you", upset stomach, Cap'n Bluebear, BHK nightmare
2 years ago - Newton on cam pic w/laundry, water cooler, psych, pizza bagels, unlimited netflix stream, free gas from chavez, call for guantanamo to be closed
3 years ago - pye in lockup, on the way home pic
4 years ago - shoo prezzie, swim / iguana fear, batgirl meme (and my palm doodle), folks quitting acim, trivia meme, porpoise song, dracula's dinosaur death dreams, kenneth koskela in comments
5 years ago - Spidey a teacher's aide, palm doodles, bus pictures, bizarro ipod
6 years ago - Media player classic, Chinese connection, old gaming notes (with diagrams), Florida laws, high school meme, monkeys!, work hubbub
7 years ago - evil quiz, printable gizmos, supergun, enviro-boots
8 years ago - visited hippies, cool clock, warm, groceries, kevin smith quiz, silly linkies, ramble about x-ray-eyes, SOP, etc
9 years ago - fun quotes, romance test, victorian flower symbolism, bill hicks Geotarget

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Brunch with BHK, In-laws, Adam, Dave Nelson, and Rorey – Adam made a heart-shaped biscuit for anna, who was absent (Adam is going to VA this afternoon to settle some court issues there)


No Snow today, but the bay is still nicely iced!


Visited Nailles a bit, chitty-chatted for a while

Big Kahuna when we got home – nearly to the end by now – our zoo animals haven’t given birth yet.

New fondness for the IT crowd TV show – nice mindless foolishness, with some of the boosh gang hanging about, too.

1 year ago – shots, bhk doc visit, Kat’s 3rd year ljing, dunwich horror, cookies, bhk’s coat arrives
2 years ago - plumber, kat bday, nutshell day
3 years ago - KC's bday, moved a bit, dead and breakfast, hero quiz
4 years ago - illegal to annoy, esp poll 2, superkitty icon, yahoo-webjay, meme, sliders farewell, Japanese spidey full 1st episode, more silly quizzes, dinosaur/archosaur, family watchdog for sex preds, eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
5 years ago - Mel's not fond of my music & helpful to caterpillar, OTR, evilcorp, FBI most wanted, long list meme, word use, that silly video, no conspiracy folks?
6 years ago - Blimp, bail, accents and the start of getting a mortgage, fog of war, newt pic
7 years ago - silly entendres, pygmy cannibals, pyramid mausoleum
8 years ago - gollum toys, prayer wheels, SOP, What's he gots in his pocketses?, gollum poll
9 years ago - supes, lyrics, ghosting Geotarget
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obligatory pictures taken from moment 1 of the DSi use -

Adam, Anna, Chris, Larry, BHK, Pye and yours truly appear, dear journal.






























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Dave Nelson, Adam, Anna and the in-laws came over for a visit last night and some nom noms on the day before the day before the big day of gluttony-type behavior.

We played a boatload of jungle speed and nibbled on pigs in blankets, and those cream cheese wraps that BHK has continued to develop into super tasty treats.

Much fun was had by all – I prefer playing the dorky warthog more than the lion or rhino, now. Adam is almost always monkey (Unless BHK had it), while Anna was Tigress, and Dave was Hippo. We need to get more controllers so we can play more than 4 at a time! fortunately, the game allows 2 per controller/nun chuck.

Adam and Anna are sleeping over – everyone else is close enough to home to get kicked out come snoozeville.

Safe Cooking tips for the hoidays

Quote of the moment - “Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” - Robert A. Heinlein

1 year ago – cheap gasoline, sleepy Newton pictures, PT helping, I have the opposite of Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mexico, Mom meets Shannon, preacher cookies, OTRcat
2 years ago - black friday not the busiest shopping day, nutshell day - Greek fest, new Christmas ornaments, preacher cookies, will appears, cyn fall pic
3 years ago - coughing, sickies one day to one month
4 years ago - William Burroughs Thanksgiving, Adam Sandler Counterpoint, I left home at Thanksgiving (1987), collection of questions, Bwain, quiz results, Herm gets snow!, thank you songs, grover smash puny human
5 years ago - toasted orange marmalade sammiches, weather, getting porn spam, Italian vampires must have it rough, comic books, non-net folks, Frost, I want to..., GREG photoplay made by me from secret squirrel episode way back when!, I like bananas
6 years ago - Dr. Who, Mail, Ellies, Pods, mininukes
7 years ago - chores, 7 seas, supah-tofutti, Proverbs 15:1
8 years ago - met with tarpo and isis, tarot, fair-palm synch, LJ-ish quotes
9 years ago - Kids in the Hall bits, things I'm thankful for, what's love?, dream Geotarget

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It seems that Christmas is in the air in this part of North Beach. BHK and the Nailles… not even thanksgiving! however, I don’t mind the music, especially if we get sugar cookies with red and green sprinkles, while watching Christmas Vacation. The Naille’s already have 5 or more trees up at home… BHK and I aren’t going to do a tree until at least after Turkey Day.
Dinner was with the in-laws – hot dogs on the grill, baked beans and smokin’ sweet bbq chips.
Jungle Speed yet again. Lion is my lucky animal… no bears there.
1 year ago – leftover Halloween pics, allergy shots, walking and twilight – hobbits in bikinis.

2 years ago - one year out from ACIM, turkey doodle, tg pics to color, ze on thanks, BHK cooks, bacon salt, fry on americans, newt and pye pics, lj reads, 27 questions,
3 years ago - Mr.T on fashion, Bully Charlie Brown, Bro incognito, Last day at ACIM.
4 years ago - chilly for fl, many entries, foot amputee dream, bro in hospital
5 years ago - newtcam button, hercules & newton, bueller thoughts, jam sammiches, g-cans, flu bug, survey, LH quits, bro back in the pokey
6 years ago - DC Earths, Shrunken Heads, Police Cars, mix cds, South park, origin ofRaj KAJ, An awesome Weekly World News Issue, I am DNA, Bro Issues
7 years ago - classic kids audio books, history, forms in LJ work, goodbye to work-Pam, Mojo has a hissy fit vs Bonbon/Kev
8 years ago - beatnik, thanksgiving, harry potter quiz, wandering
9 years ago - thanksgiving


Oct. 2nd, 2009 09:39 am
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Newton showing love to Chris, his babysitter once we returned.

scottobear: (bhk devil and scotto at graveyard)
Got up at 6:30 this morning and went for an hour walk with Chris before heading off to some of the last gasp yard sales of the summer.

Yard Saling stuff - not showm, more legos, bake sale goodies consumed.


I find the toys, BHK the antiques. We both find the hot air balloon / pregnant women / overpopulation picture cool, then creepy. It is already hanging in next to the office.

After the sale, we headed home, while Chris and Mandy went on to Annapolis, BHK and I stopped off at the local historical society and did a treasure hunt with a 4-year-old boy named Annikin. (I guess the parents are star wars fans... was that a "real name" before the movies?

In-laws took us to dinner at outbakc - made use of gift certificats Adam and Anna gave 'em on the 4th of July - I had a lovely baked potato, salad, and shrimp.

Returned home to play some monopoly dice with Chris and Mandy, but the boys were wiped out - Mandy and BHK played Balloon Cup, instead.

1 year ago - atw man and cigar-smoking monkey on tandem bike, silly bhk on cam, more nice weather

2 years ago
- Newt seeks content pic, restful day

3 years ago - venture bros, house, matt starts halloween, mention of 10/25/06 - 2pm, vade mecum, pretty vids

4 years ago - 2nd life, raccoon icon, newt sleepies pic, halloween jukebox, condo doesn't like newt, ADP ship-out prep

5 years ago - Ivan raises the dead, BK covers call, Shaun of the dead, JLU, Weather pictures, Safe!

6 years ago - Photo Friday - faith, I have a cell phone, soundless music, skunk ape

7 years ago - nice dreams, wargaming terrain tips, $25 benefit for being a non-litterbug, Tony gave me Ants, Brains, Cities and Software

8 years ago- Helping, act more - gripe less, Rant about people who say "we deserved it", Long chat with Hala, Worried about DelMarVa, chickenpoo dream

9 years ago - looking for things to do, Newtcam reactivated Geotarget
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Today we wet on a quick trip to my mecca - Micro Center.  Picked up RAM for Chris's laptop, a cable tester for me, and a SD card for our Wii. I also have an extended life battery for the PSP now - the old one lasted 2 years of fairly constant use, so that's not too bad.

After the computer store, we were mighty hungry, so we decided to forgo game wizards and the consignment shop, and instead hit the vegetable garden. the crispy "beef" was fantastic as usual, the eggplant and sesame "chicken" were terrific too. I love eating someplace where I can nosh on anything on the menu.

I still want to try -


Ingredients: Veggie sable(made of soy protein), red onion & white mushrooms wrapped & baked in puff pastry sheets.  Garnished with steamed snow peas & carrots.  Served with organic maple syrup.

We were out for a much longer time than I expected... dark out on our return, so I replaced the memory and ran tests while we digested the rest of tonights meal.

1 year ago - fire, robots next door, nutshell day backwards, 88% of IT admins steal passwords

2 years ago - went to rennfest (bullet points and pics), pictures of pye and newt kitty

3 years ago - the tick / pajama police, Zoom, car projections

4 years ago - Got fresh paid links, July 2002 Lumbee Entry (Active just 2 days ago!), Palm doodles, head photos and newt, foamy, Mind controlling death parasites, help Katrina critter

5 years ago - dream cartoon linker, The Forgotten, sample email from a stranger,Mountain Dew: Pitch Black, First Grade, Reiger resigning as chief of DCF, Stream of thought alphabet

6 years ago - Chitty-Chitty Bang Bang, Red Haired Barbarians, Aunt Jemima, $100K fart, esteem meme, dynamite magazine, Newt pic, flex points, cookie puss, annoying or not, bro stuff, blogshares, earthquakes, toontown, Frankie bugs me

7 years ago - heroclix, art fair, jellybath, skyscrapers (here's Maryland), Ambient Findability, web hits, bike in the meter room

8 years ago - adultery, lj, rollercoaster

9 years ago - playing with html, long day at work, September b'days, Sacrifice to the Horned Goat, pesky work poop, coffee, bearded sadness, road trip, headache Geotarget


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