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Day #260 – Thanks for holding.

Thank you

Oops. I left you hanging for almost 2 weeks. I’ve been so busy doing music stuff (hooray for Cosmic Order!) that first of all I forgot entirely about blogging. Then I was too tired to even think about sharing my thoughts. Then I’ve felt a bit silent.

I’m in a little band now. Rope Store. With that, my regular studio duties and a bunch of PR work I have been doing, my thoughts, time and energy have been consumed to say the least.  I’m not complaining. I’m so happy with what we are doing and making. I can honestly say that I’ve enjoyed every single moment of every single thing that I’ve been working on. We are having fun and little doors of opportunity have already started presenting themselves without too much effort from our part. Except for the soul consumption. Thankfully our souls are big.

Last week we uploaded one of our songs ‘Get Me Out’ onto Fresh On The Net which grew out of Tom Robinson’s show on BBC Introducing. Anybody/everybody can upload their music for the moderators to listen to and if they like it you’re put on the weeks ‘Listening Post’ where the public can vote for their favourite 5. We were so happy to be selected and made last weeks first ‘Fresh Faves’ batch of 2015. It still seems pretty surreal. Louis Barabbas, of Debt Records, wrote some lovely words about us here Rope Store Fresh Faves Review and fellow blogger Sean, over at Sonic Breakfast shared his sentiment. It made us smile a lot. Thanks for your support guys…

Despite the incredible music related stuff I’ve been filling every single freaking day with, January feels rougher this year than most. Everybody around me seems to be facing massive, life changing situations. It feels somewhat chaotic and at times dark. There is still enough light, but it’s an odd time. Must be something in the air. The Chinese Sheep will be here soon… Maybe it’ll all shift then. Until then tuck and roll.

As my regular readers already know, I try to blog about topics and issues that I’m working through and/or dealing with so that it might help you think about things too. Or maybe just make you feel less alone in your thoughts. I’m jumping back in the blogging seat on Monday morning. First blog back is going to be all about acceptance and being present….

Right now though, I’m accepting that I’m exhausted. I need to sleep.

Sorry for the slight pause there. All in the name of Cosmic Order! I promise!

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Day #233 – The Invitation.

Then, one day she decided to design a life she loved.

Then, one day she decided to design a life she loved.

I’m somewhat technically limited presently. I’m without laptop and constrained to this strange invention one calls an iPad. Honestly, not sure why anybody would have one. It’s just a massive phone. I could have put my cash towards one the other day, but I chose a bass over a computer. It’s all for the same cause. Far prettier than any laptop I’ve ever seen and she speaks a language I understand. I can’t complan… Not too much.

Instead of writing a blog today and hammering you with personal development ideas, I’m going to share this beautiful poem I read the other day. It is Christmas after all! And the Winter Solstice! That’s quite significant. Today is the perfect day to set your intentions for the coming year. This poem made me so happy and resonated with me on every level. It’s basically what I want to ask people the minute I meet them. Small talk is over rated. I hope it fits somewhere for you too.

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me
what you do for a living.
I want to know
what you ache for
and if you dare to dream
of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me
how old you are.
I want to know
if you will risk
looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me
what planets are
squaring your moon…
I want to know
if you have touched
the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened
by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know
if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know
if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you
to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations
of being human.

It doesn’t interest me
if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear
the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know
if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,
“Yes.”

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live
or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me
who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me
where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know
what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know
if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like
the company you keep
in the empty moments.

By Oriah © Mountain Dreaming, from the book The Invitation published by HarperONE, San Francisco, 1999 All rights reserved. http://www.oriahmountaindreamer.com

Ahh! That one. I love words.

Music news? Co wrote and recorded an awesome little song the other day down at Old School Studios. When I flew back from New York with Icelandair I also didn’t realise that they are the international version of ryanair. No food. No music. No movies.. No beers. Oh unless you pay extra for all of the above. Long haul, that SUCKS! But what I did have was a window seat, a notebook and a pencil. The original material is coming, slowly but surely. Tortoises are way cooler. They win too. I also just treated myself to a bass. Look out for these ninja fingers. And I had my first master class recording onto 8 track. Even managed to fit in washing and feeding the kids. God knows why I’m so tired.

Go CREATE X

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Day #190 – Last sad song.

The last week has sucked. It’s also been the best week ever. The reality of our decision has certainly kicked in and for you few folks who thought this was the ‘easy’ option. I beg to differ.

The parts that sucked sounded like this.

I’m going to record what the great bits sounded like next Wednesday at the studio. I’m pretty excited about that. It’s a maneater of a song. And I’m going to smack a drum. Really loud.

Thank you so much for the insane amount of support and love after my last post. I was blown away by people’s kindness and understanding.

I’m intent, more than ever, to make this music thing happen.

Things are different now. Same order. X

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Day #175 – Keep. Going. Always.

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Normally I have quite a lot to say.

I’m feeling pretty silent though. Sometimes there’s nothing for it than to sit back and reflect. Guess I’m going through a time.

It’s hard to find the motivation and the inclination to do positive and productive things when everything around you seems to be in the air. But you must. I must. It makes you feel better. Get busy with your bliss. It’s a light.

Life is ever changing and even when we have a solid plan, things will spring up out of nowhere. Sometimes out of somewhere. Things we have been hiding. Things we have been ignoring. They pop up. Think of them as plot twists. You  didn’t know they were coming. It’s a joy of life. You’ll look back and thank them.

I made a song at home. I like that I’ve learnt from someone I admire so much. I just sang it twice and picked one. I don’t have time for anything else to be honest.  Jason mastered all the levels for me and is giving me lessons in mixing and mastering in return for beer. We like Jason. Very much. I’m going to write a bonus pimp post all about him tomorrow. Look out.

In the mean time, eat this.

 

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Day #155 – Check your wolves.

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When you’re following a new path and you’ve set your intentions on something, I think it’s really easy to forget to look inside. When you’re chasing ideas and exploring possibilities everything is suddenly outside of yourself. It feels ‘right’ and it feels good! Because you’re being proactive and working towards something. It’s too easy to ignore your reality. Your people.

I’ve realised that there is a massive need to stop every now and then and evaluate. Centre yourself. Check yourself. Be quiet. Look at yourself. Who you’re being. Is everything OK?

If everything is not ok, then you need to stop and fix things before you carry on. It’s always about the foundations and what you are building on. If you’re building on crap, if you’re creating new projects on stress and neglected relationships, none of that is going to get better. You’re taking broken things into your future. They’ll only break more. If you want them you have to fix them. Immediately.

I read this and I almost cried. I have such a respect for Native American culture. It resonates with me on a level that I couldn’t even try to explain. I don’t think anything else really needs to be said.

Do this.

‘A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said ‘I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one.’

The grandson asked him, ‘Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?’

The grandfather answered, ‘The one I feed.’

Don’t be so busy that everything around you starts crumbling. You need to take the good stuff with you as you move forwards and up. Check in with yourself regularly. Which wolf are you feeding? Is everything around you suffering? Or are you embracing your life with love?

Love is the antithesis of fear.

It’s not easy. It’s a journey. It’s a balance. It’s a juggling act.

But it’s beautiful.

Now if you’d just bare with me whilst I put my favourite people in my rucksack and let my angry wolf know that he’s sleeping outside tonight. X

In other news, I’m back in the studio this weekend. Pretty excited about that.

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Day #144 – What is ‘Cosmic Order’ anyway?

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Today, I’ve decided to share my ‘About’ page with you, as so many people don’t seem to know that it exists and although you are following my blog (Thank you!) don’t really know my motivation behind any of this…

When I set up ‘Cosmic Order’ I thought it was probably quite important to explain the point of it and my project. So people understood what the hell I’m writing about! Thing is, over 3,500 of you have read my posts. But less than 10 know about the ‘About’ page! Maybe I need to work on my web design skills… Going to master recording music first.

So here it is. In all its glory. Why I’m doing this.

My name is Gemma. I am not going to give you any numbers other than three, which is the number of beautiful daughters I have. That seems an important fact. Turns out I really quite like horses. I dream of warmer climates consistently. I’d love to meet a moose in the wild. I love forests. I love both blue and yellow intensely, which resulted in a half Swedish daughter. Uncanny. She is both blue and yellow. I want to make the world better. I don’t eat meat.

How this happened…

I’m on the other side of three children and I was thinking about what I’m going to do now. For the last few years I’ve had, and wanted, to put their needs first. I’m a mother, this will always be the case, but I’m also other things. I’m not having any more babies, I have retired from the realm of reproduction and it’s time for me to get out of this house. Nothing wrong with staying at home at all, it’s not about that. It’s just I want some more… I’ve got some more. I’m not done yet.

It dawned on me that to get any sort of work I’d need to invest a lot of time relearning really basic things like computer skills (I struggle with anything more than an email), interview techniques, sorting out my cv, volunteering… Refreshing myself. This led me to think ‘Why am I willing to consider investing time and effort into things I don’t care about to get work and not invest in what I would really love to do?’

At which point I decided. Ok. Invest in what your heart desires rather than in what you think you should invest in.

Then it all got a bit scarey because since forever I have wanted to be a singer and dreams are safe because they are just dreams.

Suddenly when you decide to look at your dreams and make them real you have to look at all sorts of skeletons in all sorts of ugly places. I’ve already tried at least three times to tell myself this is a bad idea, I’m going to fail, don’t do it. But if I don’t, it will always linger over me that I never tried to do what I really wanted. Because I was scared. Luckily, this thought scares me even more.

I started reading this ‘cosmic ordering’ book. It’s concepts are basic and are based on positive thinking, focusing, setting intentions, ‘ordering from the universe’ what you want – and getting it. It’s not magic. Or religion. Or hocus pocus. It’s kind of common sense… And I’m going to action it.

Is anything really possible? Can we actually all get everything that we want? If that’s true, why are so many of us not living our dreams?

The theory goes, if we doubt ourselves then ‘the universe’, everything around us, doubts us too. If we remove the self doubt, anything we want is ours. I want to see if this is true and document it along the way. I have given myself 365 days. Armed with cosmic ordering as a guide, I am going to become a hugely successful singer and a raging humanitarian on top of that. My ideas are big, as are my aspirations. I want to inspire other people to look at their lives, their dreams, their desires and realise that anything is possible. Everything is achievable. We just have to make it happen.

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Day #132 – Keep walking.

Keep moving forwards. Daily.

Keep moving forwards. Daily.

You can’t always plan your route because sometimes there isn’t one. If it were as easy as following a route, doing A, B and C then I’m sure many more of  us would be living our happily ever afters. Sorry folks. Life’s tougher than that. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible though.

Sometimes that can be challenging. Working really hard for something you have no idea how or when will come about. It’s like your working blind in a way. You can’t see that all the small steps you are taking are bringing you closer to your dream. The masses of effort you’re putting in ARE paying off. You become so consumed with where you want to be, you forget to look out the window. The journey is part of it. Most of it.

Remember why you started this in the first place. Remember how you felt when you took the first step towards reaching your goals. Keep that in your mind. Look back at how far you have come already! You’re facing in the right direction now. We just need to keep walking.

A change may be just around the corner. We can’t see it. As humans we like to be in control. We like to know everything. We struggle when we can’t see why and how something works or can happen. It’s times like this that people give up. Quit. Fail. They can’t see how so they don’t believe it can happen.

When you’re feeling like this it’s really important to remember there is usually more than one route to a destination and yours will be different to the person next to you. Pick 10 people doing your dream job and they will all have different experiences on how they got to where they are now. That should give you hope. Your route is as worthy. It’s your route! Lined with all the lessons and wisdom you need for when you get there. Sometimes we get lost and have to take another route. Sometimes that involves us going sideways for a bit to connect with another route forwards.

It could happen this way. It could happen that way. It could happen fast or slow. Just be open to the opportunities and changes that are put in your path. That’s all you can do. Keep growing and learning. Look for opportunities and work hard every single day.

When you arrive at your destination, you’ll look back and be so grateful for everything that you went through and learnt along the way. You’ll tell everyone it’s what made you. Right now, that’s tough to believe. But it’s true. The good things in life aren’t free…

Be assertive and pro active. Go create your life. X

 

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Day #124 – No opportunity? Create one.

If opportunity doesn't knock, BUILD A DOOR!

If opportunity doesn’t knock, BUILD A DOOR!

Most of us are quite defeatist. If something feels too difficult, is a struggle or we come up against too many problems, we give up. No big deal, we thought as much. We thought it would be impossible. Proved ourselves right. Oh well. Move on. Other people are always the successful, rich and happy ones living their dream lives. We’re down here, keeping it real. Plodding along, getting through the days, keeping our chins up.

Jesus. We can’t live like this. It’s why crack was invented.

Have you ever stopped to think that people are actually all the same? Sure, some people have to struggle or work harder than others. But that doesn’t mean that opportunities are there for some and not for others. You don’t have to be special. You have to be willing to do every single thing that you deem possible to reach your goal. You have to accept that yes, some people have it ‘easy’ but it doesn’t matter. It’s irrelevant to you and your own progress.

You have to CREATE your future. Nobody is going to hand it to you on a plate. It won’t just turn up. You have to work for it. And hard.

Don’t pay attention or look at how other people are doing it. Find your own way. Where are your opportunities within your own circumstances?

We find it very easy to make a list of can’ts. The reasons why what we want to do can’t happen. We’re incredible at this. What about making a list of cans? Try it. Write a list of what you CAN do at this moment in time towards your goal. In this day and age, especially with the internet, there is always something you can do.

I have a massive list of cant’s. I used to let them rule the roost.

  • I can’t write music
  • I can’t play any instrument well enough to record
  • I dont understand a lot of technical stuff
  • I can’t afford to record something professionally
  • I don’t know any producers or songwriters I can work with
  • I have no clue how to do this

That used to be enough to put me off. I’d successfully stated my case. All of those are facts. It’s impossible. Hard. Stressful. Probably shouldn’t bother.

Only problem is, if I don’t do this, pretty sure I’m going to spend the rest of my life lost, unfulfilled and full of sadness. Failure isn’t an option. I started thinking about what I CAN do. What opportunities can I start creating around me NOW? I might not be able to see how I’ll get to my end goal, but what is a step in the right direction and will help me on my way?

I’ve started writing down words. Parts of songs. Thoughts. Rhymes. I have no idea whether it’s good or a mess but it doesn’t matter. I’m being proactive. You have to start somewhere. Besides, listening to the radio the bar seems to be set pretty low presently 😉 I also took it upon myself to ask my friend who owns a recording studio and independent record label if I can work for him in return for studio time. Amazingly, he said yes. What an opportunity. I am so excited to be in the right environment, learning about how music is made and the equipment you use. I’m all about learning and mastering your craft. Last night I was stuffing envelopes, washing dishes and hoovering a studio… At least it was a studio and not a restaurant. I also learnt how to set up the mics and tidy up cables. I now know what a jack lead looks like… It’s the right direction. Who knows what I’ll learn and where that knowledge will take me. This week I’m also going to set up something at home to record cover songs to upload to my youtube channel. Youtube is covered in people doing it. I need to start creating a bigger following. Again, it’s not the final destination, but it’s definitely on the right road.

You have as much opportunity as the man who made it and the man who didn’t. You just have to pick which path you’re going to travel on.

I feel excited. I’m finally doing life. It’s not doing  me.

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Day #99 – You created this mess.

It’s still about responsibility.

In my last post I talked about this on a global level. Well let’s look at our lack of responsibility on a personal level… It’ll probably get ugly.

How many times in the day do you think ‘Why is this so hard?’ or ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Life is so much easier for that person..’ It’s pretty common when you’re having a bad day. You feel sorry for yourself, feel hopeless. You convince yourself that your circumstances are different or special in some sense. Run off a bunch of ‘reasons’ why you haven’t/couldn’t/can’t. There are things you need to be able to complete your dream. There are people who need to help you, who keep letting you down. Unexpected situations arise that hinder your progress. The list is endless. But it’s never ultimately your fault.

What if I said that all of the above reasons can’t actually hinder you? You decide what you create out of any given situation. It is always your own fault. You can always decide what you create. That’s the difference between failure and success.

When my step father died, I spent a lot of time, years, using that as the reason I was stuck in my hometown. I was mortified. If he hadn’t died then I would be free to be wherever I wanted. As a result of his death, I ‘had’ to stay at home. My mother needed me. That was the reason I wasn’t ‘succeeding’. At the same time I was having a baby. The mess I was surrounded by was too much. I couldn’t do anything now because I’d had a baby. I blamed my circumstances, things I thought I didn’t have control of. It’s a lot easier to do that.

I like my new way of thinking better. Whilst my circumstances weren’t great for a while, I made what I did out of it. I decided to stay here. I decided to be close to my mother. I decided to have a baby. I decided to put my mother and child first. I chose that and I own it. Nobody forced me. I am entirely responsible. I created it.

I have been going stir crazy. Pulling my hair out. My time management has been all over the place. It’s been driving me mad. I have lots of stuff I need to do and get on with to keep my project moving forwards and the momentum going with it. I’ve been overwhelmed. I’ve had no time. I couldn’t even make time. My personal life has been mega busy organising and doing things for other people, then I decided I must organise a protest and have been immersing myself in political news and history trying to come up with legitimate answers for why innocent children are dying. Meanwhile, my music was sailing off down the river. I didn’t feel like I had any control over it. There aren’t enough hours in a day. It’s not my fault. It’s everybody else’s etc etc etc.

Then I remembered. I created this mess.

It’s entirely my fault. Through the decisions, both big and small, important and unimportant, but through my decisions nonetheless, I have created my situation. I decided to. I wanted to. Make a list of everything that you consider is holding you back. Or things that have happened to you which you consider major factors in your life that have altered your path. Now look at that list and see what your involvement is in that. Example – the job you hate but you still do because you need the money. That’s your decision. Being trapped in the job is an illusion. There are other jobs. There are always options. If there’s no option, make a plan so you get to a place where you have an option. It’s not the job hindering you, it’s yourself. You’re the boss.

If we can see how easy it is to create everything we don’t want in our lives, surely we can create everything that we DO want? We can tailor make everything exactly how we want it. It gives me some hope at least.

There is no secret. No magic key. No special formula. You don’t need to know anybody special or be rich or have special tools. You just need to be willing to take responsibility for everything in your life right now and work out how to change the things that aren’t working for the better.

Break it down and create it. X

 

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Day #79 – Some people hate tea. You can’t be their cup.

You can't control the judgements of others. Stop caring.

You can’t control the judgements of others. Stop caring.

No self help or music tonight folks.

The other day I met someone who started asking me about my blog. I didn’t bring it up. They’d ‘never’ read it. But absolutely wanted to talk about it. They didn’t understand it. They didn’t get why I was doing this. Why I was broadcasting my journey. Why it was so important for me to ‘make it’. If I’m really interested in singing and music then I should just be happy creating and sharing it. Why am I so hung up on hitting the big time? What has a blog got to do with it? They were a little… condescending to say the least.

To anybody else thinking the same, I’d first like to point you in the direction of the ‘about’ tab, where it explains most of that. In addition, I’m writing this blog for 2 reasons. Maybe 3. First of all, it’s a diary. A journey. A notebook. It keeps me going when I feel like quitting. I know that I can’t, because I have made a commitment. Not just to myself anymore. I can track my progress. I can see where I’ve been and where I’m going. Secondly. It’s an experiment. I’m trying out a theory. Everybody can get what they want if they work hard enough and act like a boss. Thirdly. We live in the 21st century. Had to google that – not going to lie. Social media is where it is at. I’m publicly broadcasting my journey so that other people might feel inspired. Im broadcasting it because I want the right person to notice it. Pick it up. Pick me up.

I don’t personally see the shame in that.

The question was still there though? Why? Why is that important to you? I don’t get it…

Well, erm, other people matter to me. People I know. People I don’t know. I think people matter. I know a lot of people and have met a lot of people. I co exist and share the planet with other people and I can see a lot of them are sad. They’re done in. Fed up. Burned out. Depressed. Consumed by a rat race. A lot of people feel out of control, they’re stuck in ruts, they’re angry. At their wits end. Full of anxiety. Surely life was meant to be better than this. I’m doing this for those people. I think that a lot of the time the core issue for all of these problems is people not living their own truths. As a result of fear people haven’t chased their dreams and are hellbent on blaming everything and everyone else for it. That dream could be as simple as getting a job. Going on holiday. Joining a club. So here I am. I’m going to chase my dream. I’m going to face my fears and I’m going to jump. If I can do it. That means you can too. Jump with me. Let’s all get busy being happy. As for the self help style posts. I’m just sharing what I’m learning so that it might help you too. That is all. No I don’t want to be a self help writer now. I still want to be a singer.

But why do you need to be massive? Why is that so important to you? I don’t get it.

I actually don’t care about fame at all. This isn’t about fame. It’s about cash. People recoil at this. I’m not greedy for money. So far from it. I’m greedy for the change I can bring about with it’s help. Everybody knows that the music industry is extremely hard to make a living out of. There are bands that have been around for years, making incredible music, touring the world, that should be earning great money as musicians. They’re not. They’re still doing day jobs in between. There are great musicians that never even made it that far. Still slogging a 9-5 job they hate. Sitting on untapped talent. A lot have to quit music because they just can’t afford it anymore. They start a family. Life happens. So I could join that club. I would be happy and honoured to do all of the above. Life has already happened in this camp. But it’s not just music that is important to me. Or driving me. The world is too. There are people and causes and things that I would like to pump money into. Projects I want to create. Already existing charities that I want to support. Individuals I have watched struggle. I want so much cash so I can give it away. If I want to make as much money as I do, to support as many things as I want to support, and I also want to create music. It’s kind of a no brainer.  There isn’t really another choice. If I can bring attention and cash to important causes and inspire people to care more for our communities then my work is done.

Ive tried not doing music. I’ve tried politics and development. I’ve tried fundraising. I’ve tried volunteering. All have been great experience and I keep my fingers in all of those pies. Ive learnt something from all of it. But it’s not what I want to do. I’m not satisfied as a fundraiser or a budding politician. I want to be a singer. Ive always wanted to be a singer. I’ve always avoided being a singer. You can’t live a fulfilling and happy life if every day you’re pushing in the wrong direction, against your own grain. No sir.

Anybody else want a pop? X

 

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