Monday, January 10, 2022

December AND 20BLK Jack Numbers

Once I Had A Love And It Was A Gas   Soon Turned Out Had A Heart Of Glass   Seemed Like The Real Thing    Only To Find    Mucho Mistrust    Love Has Gone Behind     Once I Had A Love And It Was Divine   Sound Found Out I Was Losing My Mind     It Seemed Like The Real Thing But I Was SO Blind Mucho Mistrust  Love Has Gone Behind    In Between    What I Find Is Pleasing And I Am Feeling Fine   Love Is So Confusing    These Is No Peace Of Mind    If I Fear I'm Losing You It's Just No Good   You Teasing Like You Do     Lost Inside    Adorable Illusion And I Can Not Hide   I Am The One You Are Using    Please Don't Push Me Aside    We Could Of Made It Cruising   


Blondie

Parallel Lines 1978

HOUSE SITTING:

So I have landed myself decent paying gigs with this house sitting stuff. A majority of Colorado folks have a dog or a cat or a Subaru and enjoy traveling. How I earned these slush fund accounts is an effortlessly uncomplicated formula.


Simply sharing daily photos of their pets via photo phones. Humans love seeing their pets while away on holidays and it is so totally basic to capture their pets personality. My other secret is leaving their home in more of a desirable appearance than when I found it. Such As; cleaning the windows, running the vacuum, and dusting!! 


Humans will share these photos with friends and neighbors and then when someone is leaving town, my name lands on their radar. And I Do Love A Cuddle Puddle On The Bed  


And the ever so famous ear hole licks while I am stretching out in the AM. That never fails to add a little pep to my step! It doesn't matter what the relationship is with a strange dog, all you gotta do is lay down on the floor. Dogs love that submissive Sh*t.


And sending a video to the human of their dog sleeping with their cute little pars twitching , hook , line, and sinker for sure. Or capturing those expressive eyebrows carries merit. 


Pet owners are well aware that their pets will choose to sleep 20 hours a day if given the opportunity. The other four hours would be spent eating. Right?


And then when their humans return home and discover a clean house , icing on the cake. My 2022 calendar has been filling up rather quickly these days. And 2022 Sounds SOOOO Futuristic  


For me, I receive all the puppy love that I have been truly missing, longer walks than I would normally adventure out on, and soaking up the most amazing sunrises and glorious sunsets. And who isn't up for a car ride?? All of these byproducts of dog sitting are welcoming. Animals So Rock


These next four photos were shot in November before Mother Nature arrived with much needed and welcomed wet heavy snow. That includes the above photo as well. PLEASE, Think Snow 

CYCLING:

Just felt compelled to whip around and shoot this moment in time. Yes, this was also captured way back in November. Totally caught my third eye as I rode on by and thankful that I spun around. Is That Cool Or What 

DECEMBER 20BLK Jack

HR - 63

Miles - 681mi / 1,095km

Activities - 35

PR's - 12

Obviously December was my biggest month of 20BLK Jack. My weakest month of 20BLK Jack was August with 19 measly hours on the saddle. However, the Grand Valley has been socked in with choking wildfire smoke over the past three August and my indoor activities are seemingly unmotivated outlets. 

20BLK Jack

Hours - 443

Miles Biked - 3,796.5mi / 6,109.8km

Hiked/Run/Dog Walked - 1,246.1mi / 2,005.2km

Activities - 351

PR's - Double Nickels 

Now keeping in mind, I am bummed about NOT completing the 6,000 standard miles goal for the year, my activities and miles were on par in comparison over the past five years numbers. So the old timers in the UK's 10,000km Club waved my puny low KM's for this year. I'm Still In The Club  

July was a strong month on the bike but low miles accounted for. I spent all of July in CB on my mountain bike ripping down some sweet single track trails. So my efforts, elevation, and hours were on par to previous years but my miles were way low that month. My longest ride in July was the day before my 50th were I rode for just over 4 hours but only mustered up 17 miles. The Wildflowers Were Majestic 


Had a huge week on the bike during the last week of November. Then add in a full belly of booze, all you could eat leftovers, and the passing of W.C. Reed, still hammered out 303 miles / 487km's in just over 22 hours on the saddle. Over those turbulent 9 days, 419 miles / 674kms to round off November. The almost 60F / 15C certainly motivated me as well. Oh Baby 


And I leave you with one of my favorite July photos from an amazing day out on the bike. Will I ever hit the lottery?? Would Happily Share!! 

WORK:

One of my ever so graceful moments was smashing the H E Double Hockey Stick out of my pinky finger. Me and another guy were replacing the rear roller of a treadmill when he sort of dropped that sucker and my little finger just happened to be placed between the steel bracket and the barring of the roller.

The photo above is from the actual moment that I knew it wasn't broken but the damage was pretty excruciatingly painful. 

This photo above was taken about a week later. The photo below was also captured minutes after impact. The guy I was working with asked the ever so ridiculous question after he dropped his side," Are You OK?" I literally couldn't convene a proper response. 

And this photo below was shot today , which happens to be three months after the fact. Thankfully there is absolutely no pain these days. Its just a daily nudge that Ortho is where I should be. 

Speaking of the Ortho world, talk about some heavy Sh*t. Through a long-ish lines of communication, a client came to me because their world is a mess from a year ago. You ready for this??? 


Last New Years Eve ( 2020 into 2021 ) their boyfriend wanted to film them but NOT make a porno. As the story goes, the boyfriend allowed the camera man "friend" to take advantage , then another , then another , and six dudes later, bad news. Through the court system, the Phuc-n video's audio portrays her NEVER SAYING NO. So nobody is charged!!! Sickening  


Now she never discussed this with me, her folks talked with me at length, their neighbors are friends of friends that passed my name in the hat. They heard that I work with reframing and rescripting through clothing on muscle testing and this voodoo magic called Ortho-Bionomy. This client routinely visits with a "proper" therapist for a year now. 


During our third session together, she unloaded. The heat rising from her gut brain was unreal!! Something that I have never experienced in my life. I stayed grounded and maintained my own energy but it was something else. Most of that particular session I just kept my big yap closed and allowed her to discharge out her mouth. I never felt the sorry feeling as I maintained my own ground with a soft focus on her nervous system. I never allowed myself to take on her pain but I never took away her power.

We have been working together now for about four months and her demeanor has radically changed for the better. I made mention to her last week that she is was walking with confidence as she strolled down the hallway towards my office. Talk About A Light Bulb 

Doesn't make my regular clients regular by any means but dang. Session like those really stand out and I wish I knew where my mentor Craig lives these days. I wouldn't hesitate to ring him up and thank him for all the education way back when. Who Knew 

PERFORMANCE:

Kalinderrrrrrrrs is now the hospitality and booking manager for the Avalon Theater, Convention Center , And Los Colonias Amphitheater. So we , as a family, sat in the front row of the unbelievable performance by Cirque Musica Spectacular. 


I previously missed the musical aspect of the bill but that was seriously the highlight of the show. The live musicians playing to the theatrics of the stage performers added the perfect dynamics and build ups. 


One of the performers included The Dude and he happily obliged. The entire evening was a hit and I am pleased that I attended. Even if I was the only yahoo wearing a mask. 


These performer's display such raw power and the flexibility aspect was remarkable. Sure, they have the strength of ten men but to possess that ability and flexibility as well. Dynamite 

And then to completely blow my mind, the whole show was centered around a family traveling cross country during the holidays. This performance was based on one night in a hotel room where the three kids fought over WiFi and technology in general. The father intervenes and removes all their vices. The mother and father go on to tell the tales ... Absolutely Brilliant 

GOALS:

  1. Breather & Remain Present 
  2. Eat Whole Foods, Explore Plant Base Options, & Seasonal Fruits 
  3. Talk & Listen With Sympathy 
  4. Treat Other With Kindness & Compassion  
  5. Experience Enlightenment 
  6. Remember Triple J Doesn't Even Consider You Friend Let Alone A Potential Partner 

Stay Rowdy Out There,

Cheers 


P.S. I Appreciated All Of Your Positive Vibes And Kind Words 

64 comments:

  1. ...and I made the middle finger on my left hand a bit shorter!

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    1. Hello Mr Stubby - Hope That Incident Wasn't Too Dramatic Or Traumatic - But As Long As You Didn't Spill Your Beer, Life Moves On

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  2. Your pet/house sitting sounds like a great gig and you enjoy it so much! Wonderful! So do the pets by the look of it. No wonder the owners are pleased.

    Being able to help that young woman must feel great! Well done!

    We haven’t been on our bikes since early October. You’ve done much better than that. I am rather envious!

    Happy New Year, Padre! May it be a year of wonderful adventures!

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    1. I Do Enjoy It - Humans Are Happy When Their Lovely Pets Are Happy - Providing A Safe Place For That Gal Was Huge - I Have Created Strict And/Or Defined Boundaries Decades Ago - This Clearly Gives The Client The Opportunity To Speak Freely While Guarding Or Holding Nothing - Witnessing Shifts Or Releases Is Beyond Words - Will Be Sharing Mouth Dropping Photos Soon - All The Best In 2022

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  3. Nice pictures and you look very handsome!Handy man!

    Love that you tube channel of yours as well
    Have a great day overthere:))

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    1. Why Thank You My Friend - Cant Thanx You Enough For Supporting The Channel - Enjoying My Morning So Far - Smile Often

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  4. I love those pets, they are members of our families.
    I miss my rides but now they are in the past.
    With your bike you visit wonderful places.
    Great goals!!!!

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    1. Knew And Remembered You Are A Huge Pet Fan - Visiting New Surroundings Is A Game Changer - Thanx For Checking In There Brother BLK

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  5. such cute animals and a good paying "job" for you. it is always nice to get paid to do something you love!! i enjoyed the time lapse, it is so cool...

    no recent bike rides here. i love winter but look forward to spring so i can ride again. fingers crossed!!

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    1. Very Cute With Such Ideal Demeanor About Them - Thanx For Watching The Time Lapse And Hope You Caught All The Sound Bites - Spring Will Be Here Soon - Big Hugs Debbie

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  6. Hello,
    I love all the beautiful puppy dogs. We are dog-sitting our grand-dogs now, maybe for 5-6 months. Love the beautiful views and sky images.
    Take care, have a great day and week ahead.

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    1. Your Posting Are Always Beautiful And Creative - Enjoy The Next 6 Month Walking , Handing Out Treats, And Belly Rubs - Its A Fabulous Week

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  7. I wish you lived closer because I'm not sure what I'll do with the kitties if we ever get a chance to go visit the Eldest. Cute pupper photos though my favorite is the cat. If it makes you feel any better, I stubbed my little toe and I think I broke it again. It now has this funny little bend in it. I will try to send all the snow forecasted for here you're way instead. I could happily go through Winter without snow. Take care

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    1. You And Me Both - I Would Be There In A Heart Beat - Your Little Kitty Kitties Are So Dang Cute - Stubbed Toes At 3Am On The Way To The Bathroom Are So Much Fun - And Yes, Please Send The Snow Much Way - Could Never Live In Southern AZ - All The Best CJ

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  8. Your chosen photo is good and I like the sky photo four above it.
    Actually, you've done very well with photos.
    Bugger about the nail. Such wounds often result it a minor deformity of the nail.
    I miss having dogs so I do enjoy seeing the dogs of others.

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    1. Thanx Brother Drew - I So Dig Capturing A Shot And Then Realizing There Is A Better Angle And Snapping Away Again - In This Digital World, We Can Shoot All Day - I Hope Is That I Don't Rip It Off Or Catch It On Something Soon - Who Knows - Dogs, Can't Get Enough

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  9. Dearest Travis,
    House sitting and spoiling fur babies, is of course a good thing.
    You surely are a good person for doing some extra work in/around the house.
    What a story about that woman's fate... Hard to believe such a treatment by a 'boyfriend'. SAD.
    You added a lot of kilometers, biking and running/walking!
    Never will reach that and I'm grateful for what I do manage.
    Just was cleaning out the Rose Suite downstairs after the painters redid the living room and bedroom walls. Got real dizzy and nauseating sick while hanging down for cleaning the kitchenette's lower cabinet doors. So had to lie down, at a rice cake and read your post. Now it's on to tea time with mixed unsalted nuts. Might have to finish my cleaning tomorrow, need to vacuum the floor, mop the tiles and than put the rug back in and all the seats with footstools...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. So Good - Happily Nip The Extras - Rotten Premeditated Boyfriend For Sure - Enough KM's To Keep Me Out Of Trouble - And I Was Thinking About It , Wonder What All The KM's Would Have Added Up To If I Tracked All The Yard Work, Trash Removal , And / Or Side Projects - You Are Also A Busy Bee And You Two Kids Are Such An Inspiration To Us All - Big Hugs My Dear

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  10. Hmmm. I think house-sitting is not common in Germany.
    Sadly!

    Reckon I need to get a cat or two and go on holidays. The windows need cleaning and I hate doing this! Kidding (a bit).
    Sounds like a fun and rewarding job! (Unlike mine, but I´m glad I now have one again).

    Great lake shot!

    Bike is no longer mine, really. I have such a cool one! From the hardware store only, a boy´s bike, light and all, great for a cheapy. But all these e-bikes, e-scooters rushing by left and right without taking care of others. No fun anymore.

    Outch.
    Bigger outch!
    Oh, boy!
    Help!
    Also to that video...
    Some jobs you have...

    Great show, I could never ever do anything like that. My Brother and the Big Niece are pretty good, though. "Was" for my Brother, LOL.

    Love your goals. Clever and creative.

    Like the video, last Christmas lights - cheers.

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    1. No House Sitting - Yikes - The Show Was Outrageously Entertaining - Thanx So Much For Checking Out The Time Lapse - Be Well

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    1. When I Visit, Doesn't Allow Me To Drop A Comment

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  12. You have a talent for capturing the personality of pets on camera. Those snapshots of dogs are fabulous. I can see some of their character traits. I'm sure their owners love seeing the photos you snapped. I bet that loving animals makes your house sitting gigs more enjoyable. Someone who doesn't like dogs or is afraid of them would probably struggle. This way everyone is happy. Also, cleaning the homes is a great tip. I will remember it if someone ever asks me to home sit.
    Great photos as always. So sorry to hear about the horrible abuse that happened to your client, I hope they get the help they need- and hopefully some day also justice in court. Hearing the abusers got away just breaks my heart.

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    1. Why Thank You - Those Dogs Do All The Work, I Just Need To Be Johnny On The Spot - Its Always The Small Things - Big Hugs Ivana

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  13. Interesting varied jobs that you do and are allowed to do :-))
    Good luck to you.
    Great photos of the dogs ... and I like the full moon in the lake and the sunsets and sunrises ... and cycling ... and now I'm waiting for snow because I want to ski :-))
    Have a nice week and best regards ... Starry sky today :-)

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    1. Interesting And Entertaining - Will Share More Puppy Photos As Well Go - That Photo Is From An Area Known As Connected Lakes - Keep Thinking Snow And Enjoy Those Turns - Appreciate The Best Regards - Well Said

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  14. Love that you have this house/petting thing going strong. I agree with you, animals rock. Way more than people.

    That is one weird icky story about your client. I'm so glad you are helping her. There's nothing better than having a job where you get to do good!

    6000 miles? You rock!

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    1. Way More Than Fellow Mankind - I Am A Very Small Part Of Here Recovery As The Professionals Have Played A Significant Role - Would Love To Roll Over 10,000 Miles For The Year But Shooting For 10,000KM - And You My Friend, So Rock

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  15. Glad the house sitting works well for you.

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  16. Those dogs are gorgeous!

    I love that you go the extra mile for the house owners - you are so nice and kind, Padre.

    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Yes They Are - Good Dogs Are Great - Well Behaved Dogs Are The Best - Enjoy The Extra Mile , Even When Others Fill To Identify The Strengths We Offer Up So Frequently - Happy 2022 And All The Best

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  17. You do enjoy your pet sitting. You love the pets and the pets love you too. I would love it too. So kind of you to also do the extra of cleaning the house, etc. for the pets' owners. Great photos of the sky. Sorry about your finger, glad it healed. Glad that you are able to help the woman sort out her past issue.

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    1. Yes I Do - Yes They Do - Its A Welcoming Return For Them - Watching The Sky Is Therapeutic - Just Pleased I Didn't Loose The Finger , Right

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  18. Happy New Year dude. That's a real nice job you found for yourself. And you get to make new friends animal and human but you don't say which are best. I suspect I know. Lol. I could do with my grass cutting sometime - any chance?

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    1. Thank You And Happy 2022 To You My Brother - Wish I lived By As I Would Happily Walk Behind A Noise Maker Around Your Property - Rock On My Man

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  19. Hunde sind auch tolle Tiere. Könnte mir ein Leben ohne Sie einfach nicht vorstellen. LG Romy

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    1. Hunde sind so bezaubernd und ich liebe sie bis zum Mond und zurück

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  20. Gostei de tudo o que vi principalmente do gatinho.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Satisfeito O gatinho fez seu dia meu amigo

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  21. Wow! What an exciting life you lead! Never a dull moment! Good on you mate!

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    1. That Is The Ideal There Magic - Simply Keep On Keeping On

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  22. That would be my kind of job house sitting those adorable pups. And you are genius for sending them pup photos. It is so true. When you are away you miss those 4 legged friends. Nice photos too. Looks like 2022 is going well for you!

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    1. They Are Fantastic Gigs - The Photos Are A Hit And Thank You For The Recognition - Happy 2022 To You As Well

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  23. Surrounded by dogs, how can anyone be unhappy. Lovely creatures they are. Nice post, Padre! Below is a link (4min) of dogs picking out their own Christmas presents. It's a great one, Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apUfhf_l66Q

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    1. Too Funny - Love How The Working Dogs Find The Ball - Those Long Skinny Dogs Play With The Longer Obscure Toys - But Damn, Its A Room Full Of Wagging Tails - So Cute

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  24. That's sounds like a great gig, and certainly appreciated by the humans. Nasty looking pinky injury. Stay healthy!

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    1. It Is Brother Parts - Looking Forward To A Healthy 2022

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  25. When my dogs are gone, I think I will venture into animal sitting, that way I can still travel without worrying about my own pets, but can still enjoy the company of four legged furry friends whenever I want.

    Ouch to the finger. I bet you saw stars when that happened.

    Glad you were there for the lady and may she continue to thrive in spite of the hell she's been through.

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    1. I Highly Encourage That Behavior And You Will Love It - Not So Many Stars But Red For Sure - Sending Positive Vibes

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  26. So many lovely pictures- especially this views, cats and dogs :-)

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  27. When I go on vacation, I leave my dog at the farm of some friends who stay with animals when the owners have to leave, and I love receiving photos of him, it seems that his absence costs less.
    Beautiful dogs and wonderful landscapes. I loved the sky photos.
    What an annoying accident, luckily your finger doesn't hurt anymore, but the nail must fall off.
    This show must be incredible
    Hugs and all the best for you.

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    1. How Lucky Are Those Dogs To Free Range - Thanx For The Wonderful Comments As Always - The Show Was Mesmerizing To Say The Least - Big Hugs

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  28. That does sound like a good gig! Glad you're getting so many references.

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    1. You're Right, It Is Nice To Feel Wanted

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  29. Great post! The pet sitting sounds wonderful, love all the cute photos. And I love the stained glass bird! It's been a while since I did any stained glass art, we made a window for our church around 10 years ago. I'd love to do more.
    Hope you're having a good weekend.
    Alison

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  30. I definitely love receiving pictures of Olga when we're on vacation away from her. I wish you lived nearer and we could park her with you while we travel! (Not that we're traveling any time soon.)

    That's terrible about the person who was taken advantage of by her boyfriend and those other guys. It's great that you could help her out.

    That finger -- OUCH!

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