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« Reply #855 on: November 01, 2012, 12:42:27 AM »



Is that your pedo face?
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« Reply #856 on: November 01, 2012, 01:58:38 AM »

I was looking for a gif expressing creepy happiness. I suppose you would see that in pedophiles.
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« Reply #857 on: December 04, 2012, 02:31:59 PM »

I have a date this Saturday. I'm not sure what magical voodoo was at play, but whatever I said worked! Advice on how to move forward will most likely be sought after the date.
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« Reply #858 on: December 05, 2012, 02:27:41 AM »

According to the Khouria at my home parish, the major problem for them is that they have several guys of college age but very few girls.

That presents a problem.
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« Reply #859 on: December 05, 2012, 11:06:22 AM »

Spurred on by my recent success, I am going to ask the pretty bank teller out today. Either she will say yes and make me very happy, or she will reject me and I will be embarrassed every time I have to go back to that bank.
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« Reply #860 on: December 05, 2012, 11:48:57 AM »

Last night I think I fell in love with the late-night-gas-station-attendant-lady.  I went in there to grab some beer because if my brother came home and we were out he'd literally flip a brick.  When I went up to pay to the usual guy he decided to play cupid and set me up with this little goddess of love.  He said to me, "she can help you over there" and that is where it all began.  She gave me this look and my heart melted.  Her gentle doe-like eyes had a bored expression like maybe it was later than she'd like it to be and just really wanted to go home.  In my heart I knew that it was me she wanted to go home with.  I still remember the first thing she said to me, she asked if she could see my ID.  I understood.  A girl has to be careful these days and wants to make sure that the guy she goes out with is legit so I showed it to her.  We made some conversations.  She asked me if I'd like a receipt and I said no thanks.  Up to this point everything could just be passed off as coincidence but she told me that she wants to see me again!  Her exact words were, "have a good night.  Please come again."

I think I might have finally found THE ONE!  As soon as I get home I am going to cancel my plans of watching The Outlaw Josey Wales with my friend and I am going to drink up all the beer so I have to go and get more.  If I see her I'm going to ask her to marry me.  I've even got a ring.  It's a beautiful one I found in the graveyard down the road from my house.  I'm sure she'll swoon when she sees it and throw herself into my arms.

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?
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« Reply #861 on: December 05, 2012, 12:23:58 PM »

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?

Herman, Helena, Christopher  Huh
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« Reply #862 on: December 05, 2012, 12:34:47 PM »

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?

Herman, Helena, Christopher  Huh

My personal favourite is "Barsanuphius".
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« Reply #863 on: December 05, 2012, 01:04:58 PM »

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?

Herman, Helena, Christopher  Huh

My personal favourite is "Barsanuphius".

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« Reply #864 on: December 05, 2012, 01:29:09 PM »

Last night I think I fell in love with the late-night-gas-station-attendant-lady.  I went in there to grab some beer because if my brother came home and we were out he'd literally flip a brick.  When I went up to pay to the usual guy he decided to play cupid and set me up with this little goddess of love.  He said to me, "she can help you over there" and that is where it all began.  She gave me this look and my heart melted.  Her gentle doe-like eyes had a bored expression like maybe it was later than she'd like it to be and just really wanted to go home.  In my heart I knew that it was me she wanted to go home with.  I still remember the first thing she said to me, she asked if she could see my ID.  I understood.  A girl has to be careful these days and wants to make sure that the guy she goes out with is legit so I showed it to her.  We made some conversations.  She asked me if I'd like a receipt and I said no thanks.  Up to this point everything could just be passed off as coincidence but she told me that she wants to see me again!  Her exact words were, "have a good night.  Please come again."

I think I might have finally found THE ONE!  As soon as I get home I am going to cancel my plans of watching The Outlaw Josey Wales with my friend and I am going to drink up all the beer so I have to go and get more.  If I see her I'm going to ask her to marry me.  I've even got a ring.  It's a beautiful one I found in the graveyard down the road from my house.  I'm sure she'll swoon when she sees it and throw herself into my arms.

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?

This really touched my heart. I hope I have Tums. I've always wanted to write a romance novel, and I'm interested in buying the rights to your story. I'm thinking something like 50 Cases of Steel Reserve. Interested?
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« Reply #865 on: December 05, 2012, 01:47:47 PM »

Last night I think I fell in love with the late-night-gas-station-attendant-lady.  I went in there to grab some beer because if my brother came home and we were out he'd literally flip a brick.  When I went up to pay to the usual guy he decided to play cupid and set me up with this little goddess of love.  He said to me, "she can help you over there" and that is where it all began.  She gave me this look and my heart melted.  Her gentle doe-like eyes had a bored expression like maybe it was later than she'd like it to be and just really wanted to go home.  In my heart I knew that it was me she wanted to go home with.  I still remember the first thing she said to me, she asked if she could see my ID.  I understood.  A girl has to be careful these days and wants to make sure that the guy she goes out with is legit so I showed it to her.  We made some conversations.  She asked me if I'd like a receipt and I said no thanks.  Up to this point everything could just be passed off as coincidence but she told me that she wants to see me again!  Her exact words were, "have a good night.  Please come again."

I think I might have finally found THE ONE!  As soon as I get home I am going to cancel my plans of watching The Outlaw Josey Wales with my friend and I am going to drink up all the beer so I have to go and get more.  If I see her I'm going to ask her to marry me.  I've even got a ring.  It's a beautiful one I found in the graveyard down the road from my house.  I'm sure she'll swoon when she sees it and throw herself into my arms.

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?

This really touched my heart. I hope I have Tums. I've always wanted to write a romance novel, and I'm interested in buying the rights to your story. I'm thinking something like 50 Cases of Steel Reserve. Interested?

What are we talking about for royalties?  10%?  If so, I'll go back and propose to her tonight!

(BTW, it was Miller Light.  Only my friend B__ drinks Steel Reserve.  That's gross.  They say every kiss begins with Kay, well, most of mine have started with Miller!)
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« Reply #866 on: December 05, 2012, 02:21:13 PM »

Vamrat, you lucky dog rat, good for you! I asked the bank teller out and she told me she was unavailable. Humph. Some customer service! Well anyway, I still got one date this week, and it sounds like you're doing well also. These are great times we live in!
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« Reply #867 on: December 05, 2012, 03:17:56 PM »

Last night I think I fell in love with the late-night-gas-station-attendant-lady.  I went in there to grab some beer because if my brother came home and we were out he'd literally flip a brick.  When I went up to pay to the usual guy he decided to play cupid and set me up with this little goddess of love.  He said to me, "she can help you over there" and that is where it all began.  She gave me this look and my heart melted.  Her gentle doe-like eyes had a bored expression like maybe it was later than she'd like it to be and just really wanted to go home.  In my heart I knew that it was me she wanted to go home with.  I still remember the first thing she said to me, she asked if she could see my ID.  I understood.  A girl has to be careful these days and wants to make sure that the guy she goes out with is legit so I showed it to her.  We made some conversations.  She asked me if I'd like a receipt and I said no thanks.  Up to this point everything could just be passed off as coincidence but she told me that she wants to see me again!  Her exact words were, "have a good night.  Please come again."

I think I might have finally found THE ONE!  As soon as I get home I am going to cancel my plans of watching The Outlaw Josey Wales with my friend and I am going to drink up all the beer so I have to go and get more.  If I see her I'm going to ask her to marry me.  I've even got a ring.  It's a beautiful one I found in the graveyard down the road from my house.  I'm sure she'll swoon when she sees it and throw herself into my arms.

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?

This really touched my heart. I hope I have Tums. I've always wanted to write a romance novel, and I'm interested in buying the rights to your story. I'm thinking something like 50 Cases of Steel Reserve. Interested?

What are we talking about for royalties?  10%?  If so, I'll go back and propose to her tonight!

(BTW, it was Miller Light.  Only my friend B__ drinks Steel Reserve.  That's gross.  They say every kiss begins with Kay, well, most of mine have started with Miller!)

Hmmm... I'm going to need to use some artistic license with the beer. I like the play on words you can get from "Steel Reserve"... alluding to your courage in putting yourself out there, perhaps? Unless you feel that the Miller is essential to the integrity of your story, but it'd have to be a pretty persuasive argument.

As for royalties, I was thinking more along the lines of 7%- but we have bargaining room.

Don't go propose to her tonight only because of our inevitable impending fame! These things need to happen organically- your story needs to be as authentic as possible. There's going to be plenty of late night shows and undoubtedly talks of film, so we want to keep the material fresh- not forced.
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What are we talking about for royalties?  10%?  If so, I'll go back and propose to her tonight!

(BTW, it was Miller Light.  Only my friend B__ drinks Steel Reserve.  That's gross.  They say every kiss begins with Kay, well, most of mine have started with Miller!)

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« Reply #869 on: December 05, 2012, 03:36:13 PM »

Every man's dream, a first girlfriend who's an original conduit. All a poor guy wants.
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« Reply #870 on: December 05, 2012, 03:57:45 PM »

I wonder what we'll name our kids?  Any suggestions?

Herman, Helena, Christopher  Huh

My personal favourite is "Barsanuphius".

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« Reply #871 on: December 09, 2012, 01:32:17 AM »

My date was amazing. I can't even speak.
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My date was amazing. I can't even speak.

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« Reply #873 on: December 09, 2012, 01:43:18 AM »

Nah, the bank teller was "unavailable," but I went out with this girl I met online and it was great...  Grin
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« Reply #874 on: December 09, 2012, 03:00:14 AM »

Is this serious or sarcasm?

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« Reply #875 on: December 09, 2012, 11:59:06 AM »

Totally serious. It didn't start out well because I'm more reserved and she's one of those "life of the party" people. But as the night went on we really got along well, and we plan on getting together again, probably next weekend.
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« Reply #876 on: December 09, 2012, 01:19:16 PM »

Totally serious. It didn't start out well because I'm more reserved and she's one of those "life of the party" people. But as the night went on we really got along well, and we plan on getting together again, probably next weekend.
How did you deal with the attractiveness?
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« Reply #877 on: December 09, 2012, 01:22:26 PM »

You mean the fact that I'm not attractive? Hey, that's her problem  Grin

Oh, maybe you meant her? She's nicer in real life. And we got... "cozy"... which probably helped.
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« Reply #878 on: January 13, 2013, 01:16:27 PM »

I had a bit of an epiphany as I was sitting in the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist church waiting for my pagan girlfriend to come out (I wasn't allowed to go in with her)... sort of my own Pascals wager... if there is no God then my only purpose in life would be the pursuit of happiness, yet Orthodoxy is what makes me most happy, so either way I should pursue Orthodoxy, and let God do what He wants to do to/with/for me.  angel
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« Reply #879 on: January 14, 2013, 04:59:39 AM »

I find it weird how everyone in person tells me that I should date a lot, enjoy a ton of "young loves" and meet a lot of girls before I ever get married someday. Yet, knowing how desperate and socially awkward I am, I imagine that I will probably just end up marrying the first attractive Orthodox girl that comes into my life that doesn't leave me after a week.
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I had a bit of an epiphany as I was sitting in the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist church waiting for my pagan girlfriend to come out (I wasn't allowed to go in with her)... sort of my own Pascals wager... if there is no God then my only purpose in life would be the pursuit of happiness, yet Orthodoxy is what makes me most happy, so either way I should pursue Orthodoxy, and let God do what He wants to do to/with/for me.  angel
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« Reply #881 on: January 14, 2013, 06:35:59 AM »

I find it weird how everyone in person tells me that I should date a lot, enjoy a ton of "young loves" and meet a lot of girls before I ever get married someday. Yet, knowing how desperate and socially awkward I am, I imagine that I will probably just end up marrying the first attractive Orthodox girl that comes into my life that doesn't leave me after a week.

The 'playing the field' thing is a crock if you ask me. I never dated many girls mainly because I was always painfully shy. I was told all the sorts of things it sounds like you were and all it did was make me feel like I'd never meet anyone - if I needed to date loads to find the right one I was stuffed. What actually happened is that I met my wife at age 19 but we were just friends. A few years later that friendship turned into something more and we were married when I was 25. We're still happily married (12th anniversary this year) and I couldn't imagine life without her. Of those people I know who did play the field, I'd say the results wouldn't seem to justify the original advice.

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« Reply #882 on: January 14, 2013, 10:38:26 AM »

I find it weird how everyone in person tells me that I should date a lot, enjoy a ton of "young loves" and meet a lot of girls before I ever get married someday. Yet, knowing how desperate and socially awkward I am, I imagine that I will probably just end up marrying the first attractive Orthodox girl that comes into my life that doesn't leave me after a week.

The 'playing the field' thing is a crock if you ask me. I never dated many girls mainly because I was always painfully shy. I was told all the sorts of things it sounds like you were and all it did was make me feel like I'd never meet anyone - if I needed to date loads to find the right one I was stuffed. What actually happened is that I met my wife at age 19 but we were just friends. A few years later that friendship turned into something more and we were married when I was 25. We're still happily married (12th anniversary this year) and I couldn't imagine life without her. Of those people I know who did play the field, I'd say the results wouldn't seem to justify the original advice.

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A lot of it depends on what you mean by "playing the field".  A lot of people generally use this term to denote going on lots of dates and gathering a respectable number of notches on your bedpost.  Others (like I believe JamesR was using) just use the term but are trying to say you should date a number of people.  In some cases like yours you really don't need to.  For others, if I were married to the first girl I really dated I'd probably have shot myself by now.  In other cases, it's just a matter of necessity.  Most of the women I have had dated always had two or three guys at a time so it really is in a man's best interest to have a couple lined up and never get to attached to any one of them. 

Really, dating and marriage in this society is like playing Russian Roulette with half the chambers loaded instead of just one.  If JamesR is indeed so shy that he'll marry the first Orthodox girl who doesn't turn him down there is a very real chance that he could end up like you with the hammer falling on an empty chamber and then reap a great reward.  But with frivolous divorce, alimony and the 50% rate, he might very well land on a primer, figuratively and literally. 

Best thing you can do is be careful.
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« Reply #883 on: January 14, 2013, 10:54:30 AM »

I find it weird how everyone in person tells me that I should date a lot, enjoy a ton of "young loves" and meet a lot of girls before I ever get married someday. Yet, knowing how desperate and socially awkward I am, I imagine that I will probably just end up marrying the first attractive Orthodox girl that comes into my life that doesn't leave me after a week.

The 'playing the field' thing is a crock if you ask me. I never dated many girls mainly because I was always painfully shy. I was told all the sorts of things it sounds like you were and all it did was make me feel like I'd never meet anyone - if I needed to date loads to find the right one I was stuffed. What actually happened is that I met my wife at age 19 but we were just friends. A few years later that friendship turned into something more and we were married when I was 25. We're still happily married (12th anniversary this year) and I couldn't imagine life without her. Of those people I know who did play the field, I'd say the results wouldn't seem to justify the original advice.

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A lot of it depends on what you mean by "playing the field".  A lot of people generally use this term to denote going on lots of dates and gathering a respectable number of notches on your bedpost.  Others (like I believe JamesR was using) just use the term but are trying to say you should date a number of people.  In some cases like yours you really don't need to.  For others, if I were married to the first girl I really dated I'd probably have shot myself by now.  In other cases, it's just a matter of necessity.  Most of the women I have had dated always had two or three guys at a time so it really is in a man's best interest to have a couple lined up and never get to attached to any one of them. 

Really, dating and marriage in this society is like playing Russian Roulette with half the chambers loaded instead of just one.  If JamesR is indeed so shy that he'll marry the first Orthodox girl who doesn't turn him down there is a very real chance that he could end up like you with the hammer falling on an empty chamber and then reap a great reward.  But with frivolous divorce, alimony and the 50% rate, he might very well land on a primer, figuratively and literally. 

Best thing you can do is be careful.

What I think is a crock is the idea that you have to date loads of people - that it's somehow preferable that you do or that doing so makes you more likely to find a good one. That doesn't mean that I think that someone like James should marry the first Orthodox girl who bats her eyelids at him, nor that I disagree with you about being careful. It just means that I don't believe experience with multiple women will help in any way in deciding whether that particular woman is the one for you. Everyone's an individual. You might date a thousand girls and still get it wrong or only date the one and remain happily married for life. All I meant to say was that he shouldn't allow others to make him feel as though if he isn't dating a lot he's confined to the scrap heap. Honestly, I wish someone had said something like that to me when I was his age.

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I had a bit of an epiphany as I was sitting in the parking lot of the Unitarian Universalist church waiting for my pagan girlfriend to come out (I wasn't allowed to go in with her)... sort of my own Pascals wager... if there is no God then my only purpose in life would be the pursuit of happiness, yet Orthodoxy is what makes me most happy, so either way I should pursue Orthodoxy, and let God do what He wants to do to/with/for me.  angel

that is the heart talking the sit of the Kingdom, not the brain. for such moments, all others are endurable my dear asteriktos Smiley
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« Reply #885 on: January 14, 2013, 06:12:50 PM »

I find it weird how everyone in person tells me that I should date a lot, enjoy a ton of "young loves" and meet a lot of girls before I ever get married someday. Yet, knowing how desperate and socially awkward I am, I imagine that I will probably just end up marrying the first attractive Orthodox girl that comes into my life that doesn't leave me after a week.

I swore that I would marry the first girl that dated me twice.  And I did.  We are still married.  Don't worry about it.
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« Reply #886 on: January 14, 2013, 07:02:49 PM »

I find it weird how everyone in person tells me that I should date a lot, enjoy a ton of "young loves" and meet a lot of girls before I ever get married someday. Yet, knowing how desperate and socially awkward I am, I imagine that I will probably just end up marrying the first attractive Orthodox girl that comes into my life that doesn't leave me after a week.

I swore that I would marry the first girl that dated me twice.  And I did.  We are still married.  Don't worry about it.

Wow Punch, that's pretty inspiring. I want to be just like you when I become a man. Except, maybe with less beard.
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« Reply #887 on: January 15, 2013, 12:34:42 PM »

Wow Punch, that's pretty inspiring. I want to be just like you when I become a man. Except, maybe with less beard.

Believe me, there are better role models. 
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« Reply #888 on: January 15, 2013, 12:41:45 PM »

I find it weird how everyone in person tells me that I should date a lot, enjoy a ton of "young loves" and meet a lot of girls before I ever get married someday. Yet, knowing how desperate and socially awkward I am, I imagine that I will probably just end up marrying the first attractive Orthodox girl that comes into my life that doesn't leave me after a week.

I wouldn't necessarily marry the first one, but that also doesn't mean "working the entire room," as it were.  I always approached each relationship I was in as seeing if the girl I was with was one I could marry.  That was always my ultimate goal and I didn't want to waste my time or hers (even if that wasn't hers, as I found out with one or two). 
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« Reply #889 on: January 27, 2013, 06:57:39 PM »

Why are devout Christian girls always the hardest to date them? Why are they, for the most part, so prude?
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« Reply #890 on: January 27, 2013, 07:00:04 PM »

Why are devout Christian girls always the hardest to date them? Why are they, for the most part, so prude?

Most of the ones I have dated weren't so much prude as they were insane.
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« Reply #891 on: January 27, 2013, 07:02:25 PM »

Why are devout Christian girls always the hardest to date them? Why are they, for the most part, so prude?

Most of the ones I have dated weren't so much prude as they were insane.
Well that definitely has to be the problem.
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« Reply #892 on: January 27, 2013, 07:03:06 PM »

Why are devout Christian girls always the hardest to date them? Why are they, for the most part, so prude?

What type of Christian are we talking? The hardcore Evangelical ones who wear purity rings and think they are queens or something are admittedly the worst. On the other hand, most of the Roman Catholic ones don't even behave religiously and you wouldn't tell the difference between them and an atheist. The Orthodox? Well, there's not enough of them around to make a judgment.
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« Reply #893 on: January 27, 2013, 07:08:48 PM »

Why are devout Christian girls always the hardest to date them? Why are they, for the most part, so prude?

What type of Christian are we talking? The hardcore Evangelical ones who wear purity rings and think they are queens or something are admittedly the worst. On the other hand, most of the Roman Catholic ones don't even behave religiously and you wouldn't tell the difference between them and an atheist. The Orthodox? Well, there's not enough of them around to make a judgment.

This girl I've been talking to doesnt have that ring, but I think she is asexual though.

A lot of them seem that way to me. But I do admire her intelligence and sense of humor.
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Relationships aren't worth the hassle, amirite?
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Hurr hurr I can't wait till I get to kiss the girl I like at Church on Forgiveness Sunday  Grin  Wink  Cool
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« Reply #897 on: March 10, 2013, 04:17:36 AM »

Hurr hurr I can't wait till I get to kiss the girl I like at Church on Forgiveness Sunday  Grin  Wink  Cool
Are you gonna tell us you didn't like the kiss?
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