Sunday, August 23, 2009

BACK 2 SCHOOL GIVEAWAY



I heart pink. I heart love. I heart hearts.
I heart giving away free stuff :)





8 inch long silver plated bracelet with pink swarovski crystals is the perfect accessory that pops with sexy, dressy, casual and awesome style.

After graduating college 9 years ago I've decided to go back to school. The thought of learning a new career, meeting new people and doing something outside of my comfort zone is scary. I think that reading some of your stories about "outside of the comfort zone" experiences and how you dealt with them will calm my nerves and center me in preparing for this new chapter in my life. so here is a breakdown of the back 2 school contest guidelines:



1 entry for your "outside of the comfort zone" story

1 entry for following my blog


1 entry for following my tweets (user name: moosamoose)

2 entries for following each of my Etsy stores:
www.moosaka.etsy.com
www.4craftsisters.etsy.com
www.zipidydodah.etsy.com

5 entries for purchasing anything in any of my Etsy stores

please comment on each entry with your name and email address. remember that the more you do the more chances you have to win. I will announce a winner on September 25th. Thanks for playing and good luck :)

112 comments:

  1. Good Luck! The bracelet looks AWESOME!

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  2. After living in one city for over two decades I moved out of state. It was a real challenge being alone meeting new people and starting a new job. This experience grew me into a independant person which I pride myself in.

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  3. well going to college in a new town not knowing anyone, i was out of my zone for sure!!! I hate going new places where i dont know anyone!!

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  4. blog follower

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  5. following your twitter (meandbells)

    vanitizebaby@yahoo.com

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  6. I am now following your blog..going outside my comfort zone was leaving a job after 13 years to focus on other goals.
    Rachel
    rachel70802002@yahoo.com

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  7. When I decided to study abroad in Germany without having any background in German, that was definitely pushing myself outsdie of my comfort zone - but it was so worth it!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I follow your blog!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. I was outside my comfort zone going back to school (college) in my 40's. It was a very good experience and I am glad that I did it.

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  10. This is kind of a... invasion of my comfort zone story, rather than me leaving it. This past Christmas, my paternal grandmother came over for dinner. The thing is, I had only invited my uncle, so I was extremely surprised to see her standing by him when I opened the door. The story with my grandmother is that I had a lot of emotional issues with her in my teen years and still hold a grudge. I felt that having her here, complimenting my cooking and on a personal level, it made a huge jump into healing.

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  11. I spent a few days checking out the environment before classes started in grad. school and that helped.

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  12. Doing infertility and adoption...thanks for this chance kayMI kaysweep@att.net

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  13. after years of owning a house,,,the past few years i have lived in apartments in Michigan and Georgia...I long for the house of my dreams

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  14. outside comfort zone- going from living in the north to the south big change many many years ago but the new outside is I am going back in 2010 to get my last few credits to graduate after having kids that have graduated, etc. I feel its just something i NEED TO FINISH UP.

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  15. Following your blog

    Jennifer
    mmcraftymama@hotmail.com

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  16. Hearted each of your shops!

    Jennifer
    mmcraftymama@hotmail.com

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  17. I follow. khaski78@hotmail.com

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  18. Hearted all 3 great shops! khaski78@hotmail.com

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  19. Second entry for hearting all 3 shops- khaski78@hotmail.com

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  20. Hearted all shops! Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  21. I was out of my comfort zone when I started my own company. Luckily, it worked out

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  22. after lving a stones throw from where I grew up at 35 I moved to a whole new area where I new nobody. Takes a while to fit in but I am getting there.

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  23. I had been out of my comfort zone most of my childhood life. With my father being in the Air Force we traveled from place to place. I am now married and have been in the same spot for over 25 years. :) I like my zone!! That bracelet is awesome!!!!

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  24. Outside of my comfort zone was having a child, a little one who was new and exciting, and raising him was a joy, I learned so much!

    He is now planning to be a heart doctor, this bracelet would be worn in his honor, he is my hero!

    pumpkinlady430@yahoo.com

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  25. I can't offer any helpful advice about being outside one's comfort zone, because I am currently outside mine now. After working as a foster care case manager for 7 years; I lost my job and my purpose in life. Now I am searching for a new job and a new purpose. It has been a very difficult road, but I know that I am strong enough to overcome this trial.

    sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

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  26. I follow this blog.

    sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

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  27. I follow you on Twitter (kiddo47).

    sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

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  28. I hearted all three of your Etsy shops. (kiddo47)

    sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

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  29. I hearted all three of your Etsy shops. (kiddo47)

    sgregg78 at yahoo dot com

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  30. my outside-of-comfort-zone story: i am a korean american. last summer i applied to teach english to teenage students in kazakhstan (central asia). although they looked like me (and many of them were originally of korean descent) they denied that they were korean and adamantly defended their kazakh nationality.

    ra.audrey at gmail dot com

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  31. i'm following via google reader.

    ra.audrey at gmail dot com

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  32. i'm following you on twitter (tiramisura).

    ra.audrey at gmail dot com

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  33. (1) hearted all three etsy shops.

    ra.audrey at gmail dot com

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  34. (2) hearted all three etsy shops.

    ra.audrey at gmail dot com

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  35. We got out of the Army less than a year ago, moved from Texas to Florida and have started our lives from scratch. It's still scary. We're far from our family and friends, we haven't been home in a year... and yet, we're doing ok. :)

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  36. I started college when I was 35. I was really beside myself thinking about being almost old enough to be everyone's mother...and then I realized that I was there to get an education, not to make friends. After being there for a short while, I realized I did make friends, too. Just focus on the important stuff and all the rest really will fall into place. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  37. I went to a "health/weight loss center" 1000 miles away for a month. It was a great experience!

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  38. Something outside my comfort zone was when I first started dating my current boyfriend. He's 10 years older than I was...something I never saw myself doing. I was afraid the age gap would pose problems. But I put on my game face, and rolled with it. Well, almost two year later, we're getting married. Who knew. =]

    soypea@gmail.com

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  39. I'm following your blog

    soypea@gmail.com

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  40. I'm following you on twitter

    soypea@gmail.com

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  41. When I decided to quit my job and become a stay at home mom. It was a huge financial cut and way outside of my comfort zone. 7 years later I absolutely love it and couldnt imagine my life any other way. Good luck!
    Thank you for the chance
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  42. I'm going to be out of my comfort zone in September when I take my first vacation without my husband of 35 years.




    Bshaw75015@aol.com

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  43. I am currently going to college as well. This is definitely pushing my out of my comfort zone!

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  44. I follow on twitter!

    username: prismperfect

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  45. when my mom left me and my husband alone with our newborn saying "well, you both look like you have everything under control!". I was terrified. Of course we were fine, but had to figure that out ourselves.

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  46. Living with the inlaws for a four years was way out of my comfort zone. So many embarrassing moments and had a ton of uncomfortable moments.

    samsakara@twcny.rr.com

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  47. Going to college, meeting my new in-laws, and serveral job interviews contribute to my uncomfortable moments! They all turned out to be great for me but going into it you'd never think they would benfit you.

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  48. Hey--this isn't a comment for myself, but i thought i'd let you know your giveaway is eligible to be added to the etsygiveaways blog, if you haven't submitted it already.

    Also, thanks for your kind words about my art on the Bluegrass Etsy blog--you're one of the people who inspired my latest blog post.

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  49. I'm Following your blog.
    austma7@aol.com

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  50. I have been out of college for ten years now. I have not been working for a little over a year. I had my baby a year ago and have another on the way. I am going to start training for a different career, one that offers great pay and flexibility. I am so nervous, but I know it is the right thing for my family and I.

    egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

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  51. I went on a cruise all by myself. I ended up meeting my husband and we will celebrate 15 years on 09/24. Good luck with school.

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  52. I couldn't find a job after college so took a non-paying internship at a prison. I had to work out with 120 prisoners every day. This was way out of my comfort zone. I have to say after 6 months, I was in the best shape of my life and I earned a standing ovation from the prisoners when I finally was able to do 80 situps in a row.

    tutucuteforme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  53. I follow and I would love a chance to win this!

    hmahan_0529 @ yahoo dot com

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  54. I follow! The bracelet is too cute! Pink, yeah!

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  55. I wish I had gone to college sooner. I finally decided to go after graduating high school "13" years ago. I was very nervous and out of my comfort zone. but I met some great people there and am very glad that I made the decision to go.

    cweller75@gmail.com

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  56. I was way out of my comfort zone years ago when I packed up what I could along with the 3 kids and moved to a different state! That was 15 years ago ad I wouldn't be happier!

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  57. I was 16 years old when I had my son, he was born with kidney problems and at 3 days old he was sent to a bigger hospital for treatment. At 2 months old he had his 1st surgery and I was totally out of my comfort zone and scared to death (as if having a baby at 16 isn't scarry enough)! He is now in his first year of college and in very good health! He is a blessing!

    s_a_n_d_i_@hotmail.com

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  58. After getting divorced I was a single mom with a 2yr old son. My ex did not pay child support so I had to do something to take care of us. I ended up moving from a small town in Wyoming to the big city of Denver. It was a struggle everyday to provide for us and to go to school full time. I made it and graduated at the top of my class. i grew so much from that experience and know that I can take care of myself and my children not matter what I may face.
    Thank you!
    jcristig@hotmail.com

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  59. OOOOh boy, after my first year of college (in california, near my family), I got this traveling bug, and decided to up and move to Florida and go to a community college there, for the heck of it. NOT KNOWING ANYONE!! so not only was I super far from all friends and family, I was forced to make new friends AND do good in school... in the end, It was a great experience though :o)

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  60. a few yrs ago from round sept till jan i was pretty much homeless 3 adults and 1 7 yr old....my first outta comfort zone was staying with my aunt in a trailer 100 miles away with hubby staying in our town to work, couple months later we moved to the motel, 4 of us in one room, weve been in the same house for almost 4 yrs now, thank goodness! thanks for the contest
    taintedtears102@yahoo.com

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  61. With three boys ages 4,2, and newborn we moved away from our hometown, where all our family was, for my husband's job. It was really tough with DH working long hours and me having nobody to help with the kids. But we all survived and even thrived. Thanks for the giveaway.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  62. I'm very shy, and I joined a new gym with no one I know that goes to it. I sat timid waiting for one of the classes to start and got scared and left. It took me three times doing that to get up the courage to go to the class, now i love it!!!

    Meganlousie18(at)gmail(dot)com

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  63. i follow your blog

    Congratulations, megan stiller
    You are now following Eye Picture My Travels

    meganlouise18@gmail.com

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  64. https://twitter.com/xxMegLouisexx/status/4324960433

    following!!!!

    xxmeglouisexx

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  65. Out of my comfort zone- adopting my sons in Colombia-while my husband had to stay home and work. Turned out to be an amazing experience-
    Diane Baum
    esldiane@gmail.com

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  66. When I tryed out for the church praise team and getting in and then to stand up and to sing in front of all those people.
    tjfirth@yahoo.com

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  67. Outside of my comfort zone was myself moving to a new home and my family moving to Canada. That was so hard.

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  68. That's absolutely INSANE! I graduated 7 1/2 yrs ago and am applying to graduate school as we speak! I just took the GRE on Friday. You're not kidding this is definitely a whole new world and stepping outside that comfort zone but it's a good thing. GOOD LUCK! I'll be thinking of you :)

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  69. I'm following your tweets! (kidazy)

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  70. I follow all three of your etsy stores! (entry 1)

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  71. I follow all three of your etsy stores! (entry 2)

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  72. My out of my comfort zone is also a school story. I returned to school to pursue Massage Therapy - the curriculum was fun - learning the body from the cellular up - it was being in school with so many very young kids that had me out of my comfort zone!

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  73. I'm a really shy person so most things are out of my comfort zone. Talking in class and sharing my opinion more this semester is a big deal. Trying to get involved in a club and having been involved in a clue last year.

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  74. i follow your blog

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  75. i follow on twitter: @shootingstarmag

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  76. I changed careers 3 years ago. I was pretty good at my job working with juveniles in trouble to working with preschoolers. Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I saw my first Broadway show when I was about 35. I came home and decided that it looked like fun...and auditioned for a stage production! That was super outside my comfort zone, since I had to sing!

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  78. I started a business @ age 50 and found it difficult at first to speak to customers about my product.

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  79. I quit my job in this economy to stay home and raise my twins. I have worked since I was a teenager and am for the first time unemployed--but working so hard! It took a lot of faith in the fact that this is what I should do to quit and I am still a little in the work mindset, thinking I need to get back to my desk and the work that is piling up. I just have to remind myself of the important work I have and that I do feel this is the right thing to do for my family.

    Best of everything in school! Enjoy!
    theprophecygirl at hotmail dot com

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  80. i am out of my comfort zone at work, starting a new job that i've never done before

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  81. I was outside of my comfort zone last year when I had to go to a formal dinner with my husbands boss and his family. I dont dress up, I dont know how to really act like a lady. I mean I can, but I don't like it lol! I like to be comfortable, I was not. I embarrased myself a ton, but the boss seemed to like me, and my husband ended up getting his raise! Since then we have hung out a lot more, and I don't feel uncomfortable at all anymore!
    Thanks for the very pretty bracelet giveaway!

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  82. I follow your blog!
    mom2anutball

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  83. I follow you on twitter! mom2anutball

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  84. I follow your moosaka etsy shop!
    Sheila Hickmon
    mom2anutball

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  85. I follow your 4 craft sisters etsy shop!
    Sheila Hickmon
    mom2anutball
    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  86. I follow your Zipidydodah etsy shop!
    Sheila Hickmon
    mom2anutball

    hawkgirl_16{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  87. I was a single parent in Grenada. I decided to move to America for a better life. I moved to New York. It was a challenge raising a child alone in NYC but I made it. garrettsambo@aol.com

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  88. When I decided to join the Senior Center.
    Thanks for the chance to win a Prize!

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  89. I hearted your 3 Etsy shops. #1

    Lily
    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  90. I hearted your 3 Etsy shops. #2

    Lily
    lilyk@mail2world.com

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  91. following your blog as klp1965
    kathy pease

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  92. The most "outside of the comfort zone" thing I've done is meet a guy from the internet. (FYI, I did follow safety precautions.) I was extremely nervous and it wasn't a love match but I'm still glad I did. I'm a very shy person so it was a big accomplishment for me.

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  93. I follow your blog.
    username: Fionen
    email: fionen_ftw{at}fionen{dot}com

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  94. I follow you on Twitter.
    username: Fionen

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  95. I married a man from another country. When he decided that he missed his country and his family we moved there. I had no language skills and I wasn't familiar with the customs. They also had a different dress code than we have in the US. All his family now lives in the US but it was an experience.

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  96. My story is that I took a medical terminology class and never had any medical training at all before. I thought I would be so old to go and was very nervous. When I got there I didn't look so old compared to everyone else there. I studied so much I even got 100%, along with one other woman.

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  97. follow your blog as kngmckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  98. follow you on twitter as kngmckellar

    kngmckellar@hotmail.com

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  99. I was definitely outside of my comfort zone when I moved from Small town Maine to the Providence, RI area. In addition, I was the minority but luckily I was able to speak Spanish and got by fine most of the time. I lived there for 7 yrs but got tired of the rat race and moved back to Maine with my family in 2003. We visit often, but I am glad to be back home!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

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  100. Getting ready to retire after many years of working. I'm really looking forward to it and have so many things I plan to do, but it's going to be extremely different and more than a little scary.

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  101. I started a job working on an air base running aircraft for firefighting planes. I had zero experience in aviation and I was with a bunch of old men who were pros. The first time I had to spell something out phonetically and the screwed it up and laughed at me I was so embarrassed!

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  102. I follow you on twitter (lstixrud)

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