20091231

Vid/Pic tales: Vegas edition

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So far Vegas is cool...I went to In and Out and got a number 1 "animal style", I wish I could get girls animal style, because that shit there was off the yazabah! I haven't really debauched yet...but my options are open. I've been battling my gambling demons because even though I know you have to spend money to have a good time, but God damn...These mufuckas want 250 to get in the door and you get a weak ass bottle of 'absolut' and a bottle of 13.99 Andre champagne like you're a baller.... But the night is still young and it's 2009 somewhere... Anyways excuse the videio I was a little hungover but I hope the sentiment is convetter yed. Be safe and do everything you did in 2009, ten times better in 2010... Anyways here's some pics from vegas of me and my bro's vegas excursion...



the view from the room, I made a panorama..
My brosef 'bapman'
The Ladykillers pictured fromn left to right 'Shahiem' 'Chocolate Giddy-up' and 'B'
I met this girl from memphis as soon as I got off the plane, I met this dude I went to high school with and he was on the same vegas flight with me... Anyways he was a cornball a little bit but it didn't stop my shine... I'm going to be chilling with her next year.


My bro 'bapman's' got them waves and I'm kind of ashamed to say it...He's shitting on me a little bit and I'm the 'prince of tides'

20091230

Andre in love, for reals...


I'm using wifi on the airplane! I remember being younger and just the thought of using my phone in the air would bring to mind visions of crashes and all sorts of alarms and buzzers going off...

Anyways, I'm on my way to Las Vegas to meet some good friends of mine and it sucks because I wish I could've caught the earlier flight to San Diego so I could've driven into Las Vegas with them because I think that would've just been cool as shit. But in reality I hate driving and I'll beat my friends there so I'll just meet them at our hotel the Mandalay Bay.

I really feel like I should've done more research on Vegas, I don't know for sure what I'll do, but I know it will involve debauch and 4 foot drinks with the shoulder strap...

After dropping off 'elaines' christmas gift, a brand spanking new vintage schwinn, while I was watching her ride it and smiling like a proud father, I realized that I like this girl. I haven't told her because real men don't say things like that do they?

Anyways I'll have some cool pics and stuff from vegas when I touch down...and if y'all know any what's up in Vegas let me know!

20091225

Bah Humbug/ A Christmas Miracle!


Happy Holidays to all of y'all out there!

I'm honestly not that big of a christmas guy, so I enjoyed an holiday philly cheesesteak and I'll be coming up on a plate or two tommorows. So yay christmas!

After taking my phone to CPR (cell phone repair), they took my iphone in the back and opened it and probably just reconnected some wires and tested connections. While waiting I was just thinking like,

"Damn! Why didn't I just spend the extra money and get it done no worries, now look at the predicament I'm in!"

He came back and told me that "I had pinched one of the data ribbons and fucked my digitizer up. He could replace it for $180 dollars. "
In my mind I was like fuck that shit right now, I want to save up 'till new years when I go to las vegas.


So I drive to emory mad as hell thinking about my phone. So I just plug it into my car lighter just for shits, and what do i see but this..
It's a Christmas Miracle!

I'm now a happy iphone owner.

So my whole mood changes but on the back of my mind is the fact that I might not be able to go to Las Vegas for new year with bro's from the navy who I haven't seen in a hot minute. Since I himmed and hawed and procrastinated, I found myself at the last minute using a buddy pass to fly. Unfortunately there is a buddy pass embargo on high traffic days like new years and stuff. So I get a txt at like 9pm saying I'm clear to travel on the days and it might even be first class!

I'm honestly not that big of a fan of vegas because I feel like, anything I can do out there I can do here in atlanta. From 'trickin off on coochie' to gambling and shit. I'm not really a frugal person because I spend money on some of the most foolish-est shit...well not really just clothes and cool stuff. But I would rather buy a few shirt or jeans with a $200 rather than trick it off or throw it away on some shit I don't need.


But where's the fun in that?
Hopefully it goes down like this, this new years....

minus the fist pumping and the slore jabbing.

Speaking of slores and baby whores, I do get down with the show because it's just so bad it's good?

20091223

You poor little white girl





When I put her back together I felt like a proud father, I couldn't stop smiling! But that smile wiped off of my face really quickly when I realized that my touch screen didn't work. I was hella worried because I saved the sim card holder for last and I couldn't push it back in the iPhone because ribbon connector was in the way. Figuring my problem would be as simple as just opening her back up and checking the connections, I saved it for later that night.

I open it up later and check my connections and I get the sim card in there and close her up and I get nothing. After several failed attempts and it's refusal to turn back on, I was convinced I had bricked my iphone. It seems I had bent a (very sensitive) connector and that can ruin the whole screen/digitizer display.

So all day today I was feeling sick to my stomach knowing that I fucked my iphone up and now I had to either find this raggedy ass Blackjack and use it or be on the hunt for another 16 gig iphone (I can't go back to 8 gigs). The thing that made it so bad was that the screen repair itself was a success and I had this brand new screen on a fucked up iphone.

20091221

Andre's DIY iPhone repair = FAIL?




Damn... I'm so frustrated with myself! What should've been an easy fix, turned into a a day of terror for me. I finally got the reserve to fix my screen on my iphone. So I set out all my tools...

Open the two screws in the bottom. Use my suction cup to remove the screen from the case. But when I try to remove the screws to separate the digitizer from the assembly, I find out after removing 5 of the six screws, I have stripped one of the tiny ass screws in there. So today I'm going to take my phone to and try and get the screws removed.
I haven't been spending as much time as I'd like with 'elaine' but the time I spend is really cool. Since I enjoy her company, she's beautiful and I like her a lot, I don't know why making it 'official' didn't work out. I mean nothing at all changed, we just called what it was, what it was.

But it seemed like that small thing changed the dynamic of it all.

I'm such a selfish person I want it all, the affection of one but the affection of others. There really isn't anything like the thrill of meeting someone new, and getting to know them at the same time.

Speaking of wanting it all, a a co-worker that's a has been on my mind lately...Long story medium we all just started at working at emory like a few weeks ago and the first thing I noticed was her body. This girls' shape is bananas, and she is very attractive. So when I find out she's a teacher So I keep it professional with green/yellow light jokes here and there and we made eyes at each other, until we go out after work for drinks. Now I have aspirations of teaching high school whenever I get tired of being a school boy/finish my degree, so I asked her how it was and if she liked it. She said to me....

"Well my goal is to not get pregnant before I finish my degree but if I did get pregnant right now, I wouldn't be that upset."


Hearing that made me pause for a second and think about all the horror stories I've heard of office flings and things like that, but on the other hand if I was really looking to settle down and stop going out and stop trying to catch other girls eyes, she would be the perfect girl for me. But that sacrifice is too much for me at least right now. Because she is a 'good' girl, I'm just gonna see what happens, and really watch what I do, we've been txting back and forth and have been out a few times but the vibe I get is this chick has seen guys who may seem like me who just want to give her hell then keep it moving.



20091215

Andre prefers white



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Even though I look zesty as hell in that video above, I love my new macbook. It's amazing!
As soon as I got it home I didn't really have to much time to play around with it because I was spending time with 'elaine'. But I do love it even though I don't know all about it and all the functions and stuff.
Being that I'm making the switch, there are some things I like about being a mac that I didn't like about being a PC, and vice versa. The first thing I did was put photoshop on it and after seeing Vid Vix talking about how sweet After effects was next. Did I pay at all full price? Of course not, if I'm not using them for professional use, should I pay the same price as a professional? No I shouldn't.

1. The right click on my macbook is either set to command+click or the bottom right section of the trackpad, since the whole trackpad is clickable and supports iphone gestures, it took a little bit getting used to.

2. I'm so used to closing 'windows' to improve space and performance, but that's not the case with mac.

3.I thought I'd just plug in my guitar and start jamming out, but I need to run a preamp and some other stuff to really get the sound I want.

4. Since I've had my macbook I've seen a lot more of those gay ass windows 7 commercials, and everytine they talk about one of the 'features they created' I'm like 'I can do that by..."

5. I consider myself a 'student', but how can I be a 'student' without the ability to to word process? But I'm sure if I dig enough I'm sure I can find 'MS Office 98 for Mac' for the free or something.

6. I tell some people I just got a mac and they say "....you didn't have one before? You seem like you would." What the fuck does that mean?




20091206

Have you heard of this movie called 'new moon'?

I sat through 2 hours and 3 minutes of the crappiest crap, I have ever seen.



I thought that this was this generations 'Buffy the vampire slayer' or 'angel' or even 'interview with the vampire'. How mistaken was I?

I do have the first two books in my possession though. I'm a firm believer that books are better than movie and I have never seen anything contrary to that. So I'll get around to reading them.

20091130

Andre and craigslist...

I'm a sucker for craigslist. I've said before I feel that if you pass up a chance to get something when you can for below price on something you want, you've pretty much wasted that money. Although that's not the case this situation, it's kind of a case by case thing.


But anyways I been on the hunt like bald eagle eagle for a macbook pro. After squirreling away most of that suprise $9k on fashion, garage door openers, sneakers, dating and mutual funds. My budget is looking kind of slim for a laptop. I really hate that money can burn like it does.... Plus this sega genesis laptop I use is has lost it's hipster/vintage/kitchy appeal.

So I post on craigslist this 'the craigslist ad'

and I get a txt... 08 model 4g with leopard, final cut pro, CS4, after effects toast and other stuff. asking $600

So my first thought is 'somebody at the art institute either needs rent money or just charged their laptop to the game. Either way... So the chick stays downtown and wants me to meet her at the popular destination lenox mall. So I txt back like...

Perfect, I'll meet you at the apple store.

So hopefully I don't get murdered

Andre meets Amber Rose




I saw amber rose this last friday at the club. I wasn't really feeling the club but once I found out Amber Rose was gonna be there I was like cool, I really wanted to see for myself what she was looking like in person, plus I am a man who enjoys the club scene.

Getting into clubs free on that email shit is always a great way to kick it off, but as soon as I pulled out my camera and realized I didn't have my memory card and only like 3-4 shots available on my camera that pretty much sucked.


When she did make her appearance I told all my friends

'Man I could pull amber rose, she's just a extra ordinary chick who fell into some extra-ordinary circumstances. Y'all are just groupie ass dudes and gotta see through the stardom to realize she's just a girl and like all gils she just wants three things... Time, Communication and that wood'


Basically a lot of BS, but when I ran up on her or whatever it cross my mind to say all sorts of silly shit like...
"it's so great to meet you", "you look even better in person", "can I buy you a drink", "you probably only go for athletes", blah, blah....

I just took a deep breath, realized I'm just another (better looking/dressed) groupie ass nigga coming up to her tonight so I just said....

My name is Andre, can I get a picture.

Amber: What's your name?

Andre.... Like the Giant!

Amber: Ok Andre

*she knows my name lol*

Do I look better with my glasses off or glasses on?

Amber: Off you've got nice eyes! *smile*

As soon as the paparzzi club pics go up on the site, they'll go up here!

20091127

blackfriday.com

I'm off bright and early to catch the 'sales'!


Hopefully I'll come back (untrampled) with a laptop, gas/electric blower and a assortment of cd's. On the maybe list is a 40+ inch tv and a DSLR.

20091126

Tofurkey with lupe


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Would you?



After making easy payments of xx.99 for her 'historical commemorative Obama plates' I believe my mom would disown me if I came around her house with this propaganda apparel on. But in all honesty I would wear this shirt.
I rarely speak about politics with certain people because if they were to find out I voted for Mccain because it would've benefited me personally, I might get tarred and or feathered!


also Happy Thanksgiving!

Because I spent a lot of my childhood growing up in London, Thanksgiving was never really that big of a deal for me. I tell people that now and they look at me like I'm a fucking terrorist. Instead of trying to come up on a plate, I'm going to volunteer at a shelter. I've been running my mouth about atonement and now it's time to really see if I'm about what I be talkin' bout.


What are y'all doing for turkey day?

-Oh yeah, my replacement screen and digitizer is still in the packaging looking at me, I'm so scared to undertake it. I mean it's one thing to look at videos on vimeo/youtube/aol video and be like...

"man I could do that shit!"

and it's another to actually power off your iPhone and take that shit apart. I will tuck my nuts and nike it though, watch and see!

20091116

Oooops!

I was in CVS/Walgreens/Eckerd picking up some photos and 'whitey' fell on the hard tile ground. The sales associate and I watched as it fell in slow-mo and the cracks ripped through my screen. Suprisingly I didn't get mad or anything I just said...

'fuck.'

I look at my iphone and I don't even give a fuck about it anymore, because the only options I have at my disposal are..

1.) Use the 'blackjack 2'
(I went into wendy's and as I'm coming up to the counter to order the chick is like...

'did you lose your phone somebody turned it in?'

Me: ........ yes.... yes, I did.

*as she reaches down I'm thinking to myself, I know this girl is gonna hand me a iPhone! and I was kinda disappointed when she handed me a Blackjack 2*)

I don't wanna use the blackjack for a couple of reasons. The main one is because I'm toying with the idea of giving it back BUT at the same time I'm like 'fuck that' because I know damn well if I left my iPhone somewhere I might as well 'charge that shit to the game' so why the fuck does she get a pass? Plus I don't want any other phone, I want my fucking iphone!

2. Pay $299 to let a nerdy hipster 'genius' fix it.
Fuck that shit I'm already getting raped monthly with these shitty ass plans.



3.) Pay about $120-150 and ship my phone off to get it fixed by any number of companies... I feel the same way about doing that, as I do this van.
I want my iphone fixed just like I want some delicious candy, but do I want to take that risk.
Plus I don't/can't want to be away from my iphone for that long.

4.) Spend $89 and fix it my damn self. I did work around avionics in the navy so I mean I can do this right....

I ordered the parts and they hopefully should be here by the end of the week.

20091112

Rats...

It seems like since I've been back in atlanta, I've been really unimpressed by what nike was doing. Add that to the fact that I'm trying to add more 'adultish' items to my wardrobe like chelsea boots and seersucker suits. I honestly didn't even know where to go that sold sb's like that. So when I first saw the RESN/'gucci' dunks, I was like I need these. I come to find out that there is only two places in the metro atlanta that sell them.

I see a friend of mine on Fbooky with some and I'm like shit. So I rush like mad and catch a pair, but all the hypebeasts (like myself but just better informed) beat me to the punch and bought every last pair....


Except for mines and the only problem is they aren't my size. BUT my friend from way back has my size and he's willing to swap it out . So yeah..

20091107

Didn't you just have a birthday like a year ago or something?



I spent my 24th birthday with 'elaine' and one of my best friends brandon. I don't know how but she found this hole in the wall in the hood and there was this one chick with this short dress with no panties dancing...and when she'd bend over, you could see her uterus and all her business. yuck.

His birthday is on the 5th of November and I told him..

Me: Man you know what....I don't really wanna do anything for my birthday because I was just gonna celebrate for your shit or whatever...

Brandon: Damn Man!! I was thinking the same thing as you...

I honestly wasn't going to do anything for my birthday because I'm only 24, a baby by some peoples standards, and I was gonna treat it like just another day.... But fuck it, I plan on going to a chili festival, shopping and just see where my day goes from there. I want so many things right about now, but I've narrowed it down to.

A tattoo...
I was going to get a angelic character on my shoulder with the words 'think about it' and a devilish character on my hip/side six pack area with the words 'just do it'. I saw this picture and it was the fusion of the two ideas. I just gotta get my reserve up cause that shit hurts.

A Macbook... The only thing that kept me away was unfamiliarity. I always wanted to try it but who the fuck uses a Mac? To this day I have limited exposure to a Mac but I think I'll dive right in because I'm all about my iPhone, I love my iPod and the Apple store is pretty cool.

42' plasma flat screen HDTV... If things go my way, I'll be moving to a pretty cool place, and I need a big ass tv?

Call of Duty modern warfare 2... I'm a true nerd at heart and this game is going to be fucking bananas. I'm still debating on whether or not I want to get the version of the game that comes with actual night vision goggles though. But I mean what girl doesn't want a guy with a working set of night vision goggles?

I asked these kids did they know who 'Wishbone' was and they told me "The bone that you break and make a wish on" I feel so old!


20091103

Let Go

I was wearing my favorite shirt as worn by 'the karrie b'.....

I honestly don't wear it for social reform or to support the 'positive contributions of illegal immigrants in the United States' I just like the shirt because I think it's cool. But at the same time I'm very well versed on immigration reform and the whole social dynamics of it. I was just leaving the YMCA when this older white lady stopped me and said to me "what does your shirt mean?"

I told her and then she went on to ask me if I believed it was fair for immigrants who did things the right way, or families who lost jobs to an immigrant. Now that 'fair' and 'american jobs shit' really pisses me off like no other! So I told her in the scheme of things globally with many many human rights violations going on right now; is that really a major concern. We went from talking about immigrants, to the war on terror, to wome being abused under the cruelty of Islam, (another very touchy subject for me, cause how is your white surburbanite ass gonna tell me that you going over there 'and converting the heathens' is gonna make their situation better?) and finally to God. She proceeded to tell me how her marriage was on the rocks due to all sorts of stuff, and how she used to be out there and found peace in God.
When some people talk about their faith, I can feel the conviction in their body language and it makes me feel a certain way inside.... like I should really just stop sinning and planning to commit sins, ask for forgiveness and dedicate my life to the Lord. Normally the feeling last about an hour after I have been around the person with whom I had the conversation with but now I'm very conscious of what I do. I mean I don't do alot of bad things per se, I actually walk the razorblade. But sometimes my intentions aren't always the best.

She asked me why couldn't I let things go... as far as the sins I was holding onto, why I couldn't do without them? I didn't have an answer for her.

On a whole other note I recently came in to about $9,000 and I haven't really fucked it up like I want too, I'm actually kind of scared too. My birthday is 5 days away and I don't really wanna do shit!

20091102

Too scary for halloween?


I originally intended on staying in for 'halloween' but I thought to myself,
"How many days of the year can I go out dressed like a fucking psychopath and no one will bat an eyelash at me?"

With that I pulled myself away from the 'sexbox 360' and started making calls. Now I wasn't short on ideas for masks, in 2003/2004 when I was a pretty big 'slipknot' fan, I made a series of masks based on the drummer 'Joey Jordisons' mask.
Plus I had a mask I bought on my 18th birthday....
It was Novemeber 4th 2003 and I woke up and had all these itchy ass sores all over my chest, arms and face and it scared the shit out of me. I'm sitting there days away from my 18th birthday like...

'What the fuck can this be? Am I dying? Do I have a STD or something? Why didn't I pay attention in health?'

So I go to good old CDC.org and look up my symptoms, and I come to the conclusion that I must have either ; warts, hives, agent orange, shingles or that 'Tom Hanks'. So I tell my mom that I'm dying and we go to the doctor and he comes back and tells me it's chicken pox!
My joy quickly turned to anger at my mother because it's her fault for not letting me go to sleep overs and shit so now I've gotta hang out with this mask on my face to cover up the pox marks and shit, and I'll have chicken pox on my 18th birthday!
I decided I would go with the white mask on the left, but I thought "how can I spice this up because I'm gonna be wearing normal clothes and I don't wanna look stupid/like I tried too hard/like I didn't try enough." I had some mascara in my trunk so I headed to the bathroom to hook myself up. I originally was just gonna write 'book' on my face. Or dress metro as hell and use the mascara to put scars on my face and say I was 'seal'. Or blow the dust off of my Navy uniform and go as my celeb look alike, 'Antwone Fisher'
Surprisingly 'facebook' needed too much explanation, so I just started on my lips and before I knew it my whole face was done.

Leaving the house I had no idea what I would tell people I was... I finally settled on 'fresh to death'.


But in my quest to find a happy medium between not trying to hard and looking cool, I made the same mistake as 'Cady'. I was too fucking scary.

20091030

Sweet music to my ears

I just downloaded it... and it is great... It's essentially the same GTA 4 I got at a midnight release, but it's so not. I mean the cars, characters and music and most importantly the story are different and they intersect with the the whole story line. I mean you can dance in the clubs and if girls like your dancing enough, they'll take you in the bathroom and have sex with you (just like in real life)

I've been playing for about 1:31 minutes and my addiction level is 'Happy Hour'. So with the first of many, many, many hours ahead of me.....
My final concensus is I give it...
I give it 3 out of 3 fried fish (this is the first video game ever reviewed to receive 3 fried fishes.)

I'm gonna turn off my iphone, well probably not turn it off but just viciously screen calls and geek out alllll weekend.

20091029

All the way turnt up

When I first got back to Atlanta, I felt like I was a tourist. I had never been to Atlantic Station , seen what they'd done to Lenox and Perimeter mall, and a bunch of other things... But the music was one of the biggest things. Swag this, Gucci bag that. Black boy, white boy swag... But anyways I heard 'all the way turnt up' by Travis Porter but it was a song that had to grow on me cause I always thought the beat was dope.
But Lupe got on it and scraight shitted...I hope people haven't been sleeping on him cause of the Kanye shit. But I can't wait till 'lasers' drops.



20091027

Pic Tails pt.37 1/3

I was in the market for running shoes when I came across these. I'm not really a big running fan because I think riding a bike is better but they do look cool and I do like to wear them.
Speaking of riding... I upgraded my road bike to a new hipster friendly 'fixie'. It's so light and cool looking and when I get some free time on my hands, I want to give it a ice cream paint job.

By my actions it's hard to believe that I try to be a somewhat righteous person. Well maybe not righteous, but I try to do right by people, because karma comes back around. One thing that even to this day baffled me was that even though I do some pretty bad things, God continues to bless me. I really feel like good things are happening to a bad person....

'If you sin and ask forgiveness you will be forgiven, no matter what'

I hear that and that's like no incentive to change my ways, not that I really need any or that my 'ways' are that bad. But it ties along with the one of the few things that keeps me out of church. I don't want to be a hypocrite, and be in church talking about being saved and a solider for Christ on sunday morning. When just six hours ago I was in the club doin' whatever... But I guess that probably would be better than Pastor Pillow and Deacon Comforter I commune with every sunday
I saw this a thrift store and I don't even remember what it's supposed to say?


I got the chance to see Erykah Badu and Ricky Smiley. I had made up my mind a long time ago that I wanted to go but I almost missed out on my chance to see her. She put on an amazing show at the 'Atlanta civic center' and it's was my first ever concert in a 'theater' setting. So Erykah's on stage and there are two women behind me drunk as skunks saying shit like...

"I wanna hear Honey....is this honey???.....she needs to do honey!"

"The bands not even playing, that machine she has on stage (MPC5000) plays everything, they're only on stage for looks"

"Since when did black people get so persnickety??? They don't want me to stand up and have a good time when I paid my money for these tickets!"

For the first half of Erykah's performance, people were seated with just a few people standing up. Erykah Badu sees it and is like '
damn if I woulda known people couldn't stand up and party I wouldn't of played here!'
My date for the evening 'monica' went dressed as 'nicki minaj'
I went to underground atlanta and I was walking with this chick 'kira', so this woman runs up on us and is like
"OMG who did your hair *looks at me* let me guess you right?"
Andre: .....Yeah....sure....
"I knew it so what did you use and.....''

When I first saw her hair, I thought... "mediatakeout.com..."
Since my birthday is coming up again, I decided to start on my wishlist early. I originally wanted to get some tortoise shell wayfarers, but when I tried them on, my face was waaaay too big for them. Plus they really don't suit my face like I assumed they would.

So the night finally comes and I go with 'elaine' to the party.

So we pull up and I see not one but two pink caddy's and I'm like "Damn, they brought the heavy hitters out here!"

So we go in and these glammed up ladies look at us like we're from the planet X, but we see one of our handlers and she tells us to head on back.
Going deeper into the Mary Kay compound, there's like a classroom with all these chicks in front of a mirror type contraption with all various milks and honey's for your face. After being like 30 minutes late and making a scene as the only guy in the room, I take a seat near this cute girl with a baby face and a body like amazing grace.

"Mary Kay is recession proof, think about it... people will cut out alot of stuff but they still wanna look good. Am I right?"
Listening to the spiel about Mary Kay my handler put on, it's easy to see the allure of it. Selling shit people really don't need but they will pay for cause it's nice to have. But thats the same allure the weed/dope game has. You get someone under you selling shit and come up off their come up's, and they get someone under them and before you know it you're in a paid for Toyota Camry/Pink Cadillac.

So after exfoliating and rehydrating my lips, I adjust my personal mirror real smooth like so I can get a better look at the girl behind me and we make eye contact.
I'm a firm believer in 'dancing with who brung ya' and I love what me and 'elaine' have but at the same time, we're just friends. So me and this chick talk all through the presentation through my mirror about how she wants to go and hates this shit, so I tell her "You can't leave without taking my number"
I really enjoy spending time with 'elaine'
My guitar...Every time I look at it I shudder to think I was about to sell it.

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