120 Questions

As I was browsing Pinterest the other day, I came across this picture.

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I “liked” the pin and went on about my business {aka scrolling endlessly through more pins}. Then just last night I went back to visit on some of the pins I liked. {I am on this kick about liking things first, then clicking over and reading the article to make sure it’s a good one before I actually pin it. Since doing this, I have been able to eliminate some things because it just wasn’t good or the link didn’t work. ): So you can thank me now.} Anyway, I thought it was a good list and I wanted to participate. It will be fun to look back and read my answers.

1: Who did you last say “I love you” to? Karsyn
2: Do you regret it? Never
3: Have you ever been depressed? Definitely.
4: Do you like dinosaurs? Haha, funny that you would ask!
5: Are you insecure? Sometimes
6: What is your relationship status? In
7: How do you want to die? Peacefully
8: What did you last eat? Cookie Dough
9: Have you played any sports? Yes. Basketball, soccer, softball. Attempted Tennis. Ha.
10: Do you have an attitude? You bet.
11: Do you like someone? Uh huh
12: What is your real name? Jourdan
13: Have you ever read a book? No way! What kind of question is that?
14: Do you hate anyone at the moment? Don’t think so..
15: Do you miss someone? Yes ma’am.
16: Twirl or cut your spaghetti? Twirl!
17: Do you tan a lot? over the summer? Like in a bed? Yes. I try to tan from the sun, as well.
18: Have any pets? Yeah, a fish named Lucille. She’s a red beta fish. Currently living at Kade’s moms. And a turtle named Cleon Patrick. Currently living at my moms.
19: How exactly are you feeling? Umm. Lots of mixed emotions.
20: Ever eaten food in a car while someone or yourself is driving? Duh
21: Good driver? Yes.
22: Are you scared of spiders? A little
23: Would you go back in time if you were given the chance? Yep.
24: Do you regret anything from your past? Maybe
25: What are your plans for this weekend? Going to Kade’s brothers wedding.
26: Do you want to have kids? I have the best one. I would love to have at least one more.
27: Do you type fast? Yes
28: Do you have piercings? Yes, 5.
29: Want anymore? Kinda!
30: Can you spell well? Yep.
31: Do you miss anyone from your past? YES!
32: What are you craving right now? Watermelon
33: Ever been to a bonfire party? Yes.
34: Ever had a silly band? Yeah!
35: Have you ever been on a horse? Yes. Hate them.
36: Have you ever broken someones heart? Unfortunately.
37: Have you ever been cheated on? I believe so.
38: Are you thinking of someone right now? Lots
39: Would you live with someone without marrying them? Currently.
40: What should you be doing? Sleeping
41: Whats irritating you right now? Lots of things
42: Have you ever liked someone so much that it hurts? Oh yeah!
43: Does somebody love you? Yes.
44: What is your favorite color? Yellow. Pink. Orange. I’ve been crushing on blue a lot lately, too.
45: Have you ever changed clothes in a car? Yep!
46: Milk chocolate or white chocolate? WHITE!!
47: Do you have trust issues? You bet.
48: Best friends name? Kourtney {aka Kim Possible}
49: 2nd best friends name? Karsyn
50: 3rd best friends name? Mindy
51: Who was the last person you cried in front of? Karsyn
52: Do you give out second chances too easily? Unfortunately
53: Is it easier to forgive or forget? Neither
54: What was your childhood nickname? I had so many! From my dad it was “punkin and angel”
55: Favorite food? I love me a good burger.
60: Do you believe everything happens for a reason?? ABSOLUTELY!
61: Did you have dream last night? Yes
62: Have you ever been out of state? Yep!
63: Do you play the wii? I have
64: Are you listening to music right now? Just turned it off.
65: Do you like chinese food? Only like 2 things.
66: Who are you texting right now? No one.
67: Are you afraid of the dark? More of what’s IN the dark.
68: Is cheating ever okay? Never.
69: Are you mean? I can be.
70: Can you keep white shoes clean? Usually
71: What year has been your best? Hmm.. I don’t really know. Maybe like 2005 – 7th grade-ish
72: Do you believe in true love? Yes
73: Favorite weather? When summer fades to fall.. Hey, that’s a song!
74: Do you like the snow? For a minute. I love to go sledding.
75: Does it snow a lot where you live? Yes.
76: Do you like the outside? Yeah.
77: Do you wanna get married? Yep.
78: Is it cute when a boy/girl calls you baby? To an extent.
79: Are you hungry? A little
80: What makes you happy? Karsyn
81: Would you change your name? No.
82: Ever been to Alaska? No
83: Ever been to Hawaii? No
84: Do you watch the news? Sometimes
85: What’s your zodiac sign? Scorpio
86: Do you like subway? Like the sandwich place? Oh yeah!
87: Do you talk like your friends? Yeah?
88: Have you ever seen someone you knew and purposely avoided them? Yep
89: Do you have a friend of the opposite gender who you can act your complete self around? Yes
100: Who was the last person of the opposite gender you talked to? Karsyn
101: Do you feel good? Not really
102: Who was the last person you had a deep conversation with? Kourtney
103: Can you count to one million? Ain’t nobody got time for that.
104: Are your finger nails painted at the moment? Chipped. Dang.
105: Favorite number? 3
106: If you could pick two people your own age or younger to be stuck on a stranded island with, who would it be? Kourtney and Karsyn
107: Are you a hunter? I have hunted. My dad is an avid hunter. But I’m not in love with it.
108: Tall or short? Tall
109: Favorite subject in school? I love English!
110: What 5 people do you trust the most? My mom, Kourtney, Karsyn, Jesika, my dad
111: Who do you think has amazing hair? My cousin Autumn
112: Parents divorced? Yep
113: What city do you live in? Vernal
114: Where were you born? Salt Lake
115: Recliner or couch? Rocking recliner
116: What two people do you miss talking to? Kourtney and Meagan
117: Who will you be with this weekend? All of Kade’s family
118: City or country? Country
119: Water or soda? Soda
120: Was this a waste of my time? No!

{Side note: I promise I DO know how to count. As I was going through and making the questions bold, I realized that there was no 56-59, 90-99? Don’t know what happened to them. They are not on the original source either.}

So technically, this was not 120 questions. Sorry to disappoint. If you can think of some more questions, PLEASE tell me! I would love to add them to the list to make it actually 120.

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Dinosaur Museum

Remember how I told you this town is filled with dinos? Well, the other day we went to the dinosaur museum.

Karsyn had a blast! It was actually pretty interesting to see it all. I thought it was going to be sorta lame, but I was really impressed. They just built this not too long ago and it’s really nice – inside and out. When we first got there, we watched a video of some people digging for dinosaur bones around our area. Those bones are actually displayed in the museum. I didn’t take any pictures of those, but there was a TOOOON!

Now, for your viewing pleasure… (:

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These replicas were made life-size of how big they really were. It was quite an eye opener.

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I could not get over how big this mammoth was! I kept picturing it being alive. What would you do if this massive, 14-foot mammoth just started charging at you? Crap your pants, that’s what!561899_10201692189564399_452859237_n

The things sticking out of the top of their back were actually bones. There was a replica inside that wasn’t a full body thing like this, just the skeleton. It was neat to look at.

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Aw, my little lover. Looove that boy.

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This was before we went outside. There was a plaque by each dinosaur that told you about the animal. Did you know that men used to actually HUNT these animals? That’s just nuts. Refer to the picture above, with Karsyn and I!

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Do you find dinosaurs amusing or lame?

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“Your First Breath..” Picture Frame DIY

Your First Breath Frame

First of all, I will apologize for not having any pictures of how I made it and a crappy picture of the outcome. I made this before I started blogging, but I saw it the other day when I was unpacking and I thought I could tell y’all how I made it!

I saw some unfinished frames at Walmart and I knew I wanted to make something for Karsyn’s room. This picture is my absolute FAVORITE from Karsyn’s birth, so I wanted to incorporate that somehow.

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This is the frame I bought Walmart. It was $4.97.

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I went through my stack of scrapbook papers and supplies and found some matching items.

1 – Paint the very outer edges and also the inside edges, where the picture will go.

2 – Measure and trim your paper to fit.

3 – Ink the edges of your paper.

4 – Put some Mod Podge on the wood, where your paper will go.

5 – Add your paper. Press firmly. Use a credit card or something similar to make it smooth and remove any bubbles.

6 – Add your stickers and embellishments!

7 – Add your picture and you WA-LA. Easy peasy!

When I say under $5, I mean that I had all of my supplies on-hand and the only thing I had to buy was the frame. {The “BREATH” and “TOOK” letters are glittery. LOVE. They came in a pack of 56 or so for just .97 in the scrapbook aisle. The paper and other stickers came in one of those packs of paper that are bound together at the top and you just rip them out.}

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Sports Mom Hat and Shirt Combo

Along with school starting, comes sports! If you are like some of the moms I know, you get REALLY in to watching your child play. And I think that’s great! I can’t wait to be one of “those” moms! (; But how about you do it in style?!

Sports MomI am ordering these tomorrow, so act fast! They are $31 for the hat AND the shirt! SCORE {pun intended}!!

So if you would like to order, head over to my Facebook page and let me know whacha want!

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Back to School Giveaway!

Are you or your kids going back to school soon? Whether you answered yes or no, I have a giveaway in store for you!!

Anyone is eligible to enter and there are several ways you can win! There will be TWO $50 winners! Woot! You can get quite a bit at Jourdan’s Jewels for $50.

Back to school giveaway

 

Head over to my Facebook page to see all of the ways you can enter!

Happy Monday and good luck!! (:

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Helpful Hint #1: Bell Peppers

Did you know that if you choose a bell pepper with just THREE lobes…

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Has very little to NO seeds at all!

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Awesome, right? That saves a TON of time when cutting them! Some say the bell peppers with three lobes are “males” and the ones with four lobes are “females.” I’ve also read that there is no such thing as a male or female bell pepper, so who knows? But I do know this tip is awesome!

Another hint: Bell peppers with three lobes are great for cooking! The ones with four lobes are better for salads and such because they are a little bit sweeter.

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Did you already know about this or are you just as excited as I was?

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Big Dreams

You know that feeling when you’re laying in bed, trying to sleep and your mind just WILL NOT shut off?? Yeah, me, too. Every. Single. Night.

Last night, I couldn’t help but think of all these things I want to do in my life and all of my big dreams that I have for myself and my business. I see all of these other boutiques that sell like crazy and I am envious, not jealous, but I do envy all their fans and the support that they get, and of course, the money would be nice. But money really isn’t what it’s all about. I ENJOY my job. I enjoy selling clothes and jewelry to others. I love helping them feel good about themselves and finding a good deal. I know that when I am scrolling through my newsfeed and I see some boutiques that carry the EXACT same items as me, but are charging almost 50% MORE than what I am charging, it makes me sad. Good for them that they can charge that much, because I know how much the item costs and they are making a KILLING! But I know that not everyone can afford to pay those prices and it sucks for them because they want these items so bad, but just can’t afford it. I really do try to provide items at affordable prices. I realize that sometimes $40 for a dress is not exactly affordable, but I am hardly making anything off that price!

Someday, I would love to be so big that I have to hire employees to help me do all the things that I do by myself right now. I can’t wait to get a warehouse someday because my business will have grown too big for my home. I can’t wait to meet future customers and have friendships. And I’ll tell you what, I have made some really great friends through my business. I love that part of it a lot. No, we don’t “hang out”, but when I see them at the store or something, we have a nice chat or if it’s friends that don’t live nearby, we just have conversations over messages. It’s nice to know that I am making a difference in these women’s lives.

So all the while I am dreaming about all these things and feeling discouraged because I am not there yet, I have to take a step back and remember that I am only 20 years old. I have a FULL life ahead of me. I WILL accomplish those things and I WILL fulfill my dreams, just not right now. It may not be tomorrow, and it may not be the next day. It may not be for even a couple YEARS, but it WILL happen!

Tell me your big dreams!

Life in Vernal

I am super homesick.

I don’t mind moving, but I HATE being 4 hours away. I can’t just drive down and back in a day. Well, I could, but that would be 8 hours in the car. So only a couple hours with family. Plus, that’s not fun for me or Karsyn to sit in the car all day.

I especially hate not knowing when I am going to see my family again. ): We literally have no one here. I know a few people that live here, but no one that I am close to. Kade’s best friend lives up here and works with Kade – he helped Kade get the job, so I am thankful for him and all of his help. But I wish I had someone close!

I guess it’s time to step CLEAR out of my comfort zone and make some new friends. But I can already tell that it is going to be a difficult feat because the people here are MEEEEEEAAAAAN! Holy shiz! I am blown away at how UNfriendly people are. I am so used to the small town people that are kind. The ones that hold the door open for you. The ones that actually smile and say hi at you as you pass them in the aisle. I am NOT used to the ones that give you the death glare when you say “excuse me” because THEY are blocking the aisle so you can’t pass by. I’m NOT used to smiling and saying hi and them just looking at me like I’m nuts. I’m NOT used to not seeing a familiar face anywhere I go… ):

Another thing that sucks is that I am farther away from “up north” aka Salt Lake/Provo area than I was before. That’s going to be hard to just do a day trip there, as well.

On the bright side:

*I am super thankful for the benefits that Kade’s job provides. I am thankful for a “fresh” start. I am excited to explore this new town and areas all around. We are only about 50 miles away from Flaming Gorge. We went there on the 24th and took a tour of the dam. That was pretty cool. I have a feeling we’ll go there often. Fun fact: there are 21,000 fish PER MILE there! We learned that on the tour. Kade loves to fish, hence the reason why I think we’ll be there often.

1069143_10201506864171380_1610557692_n{No, we are not using ourselves as human bait. But we did get to feed the fish. We’d throw in like 4 pebbles, and I’m not kidding, like 20 fish would jump!}

*Vernal is FULL of dinosaurs. Serious. Google it. There’s even dinos on the street signs. They are everywhere. We have a HUUUUGE dinosaur museum. Haven’t been yet, but really looking forward to going. They just built a new building not too long ago and it’s WAY nice on the outside, so I can only imagine what it’s like inside.

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*We have a Sonic. And yes, I may or may not go every night after 8 to get a half priced shake!

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*The mountains up here are gorgeous.

*Our home is really nice and we got a great deal on it, compared to some of the places we looked at.

*My new Jourdan’s Jewels room is about twice the size as it was before, which is fantastic, but guess what? I’ve got too much stuff and it’s already FUUULL!! I need a warehouse!

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{This was the view from the front of the doorway. I couldn’t even get in! I literally had to climb over all of that.}

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{And this was from the back corner, once I was in. It doesn’t look like this anymore, thankfully, but it is still pretty crammed!!}

If you’ve been up this away, what have you done for fun?

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Tips for Traveling with a Toddler

{These tips I’m sharing are for those you are travelling with a small child on a plane. They are things I learned and experienced.}

Tips for Traveling

I’ve only travelled once with Karsyn {21 months}, but it was by myself and I learned a lot! We went to Oklahoma! I was SO nervous to travel with him because I didn’t know how he would act and I really had no idea of what to expect, so I am writing this in hopes that it will help another nervous traveller not be so nervous!

Booking your flight:

Try MULTIPLE search engines to find the best price. Try to book a few weeks ahead of time, if possible, so that you can browse for a couple of days to find the best price. They literally change overnight.

When booking your flight, make sure you read the fine print! I know it’s something that we all just skip over and click “accept”, but you should really read it when it comes to something as important as this. Usually, children under the age of 2 can fly for free or a small cost by sitting in your lap. If they are over 2, then they have to have their own seat. When we went, it was an additional $25 for him to sit on my lap, but that was 100% fine with me because I was not about ready to fork over another $341 for another plane ticket.

After you book your flight, you will get emails about your booking. If you have ANY questions, even if you think they are dumb, call the airline and they can help you. Even if you’ve read it over and over online, give them a call. They know the correct answer. No question is too dumb when you’re travelling.

Prepping for your flight:

The best thing that I read and did was to buy a couple new toys that your child has never seen/played with before. That will keep their attention for longer than a toy they’ve already played with because it’s something new and they will want to know all about it. But remember, NO NOISY TOYS! Other people on the plane don’t appreciate that so much.

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Above is a picture of the “toys” I packed, minus Mr. Potato Head {which he LOVED} and a pack of CAT Tractors. I had those stashed in the closet from his first birthday. He’d never seen them or played with them, so they were perfect! The Color Wonder thing was awesome. I think I enjoyed it more than he did. The markers that come with it ONLY color on the special paper it comes with {$9.97}. The Squiggles and Doodles book was from the $1 spot at Walmart, as well as both packs of flash cards {$1 each}, and the sticker book, which was really fun. He liked to put the stickers in the book. The two hardback books were from the Dollar Tree {$1 each}. The little blue car was from the $3 spot at Walmart. And the crayons were like $2 or $3 at Walmart. The coolest part? They are triangular, so they don’t roll! SO awesome.

Get a variety of treats that your child likes. Lots of finger foods. We got all sorts of treats. And if you have rules about eating too much junk or whatever, now is the time to throw them out the window. You can get back on track once you’re off the plane, but you’re not on the plane every day, so don’t worry about slacking on the rules once.

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The above photo shows all the snack I packed. Yes, I realize it was a TON, but I didn’t have to buy treats or snacks the whole time we were out there, which was 2 weeks. So it’s up to you on how much you pack.

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Here they are all packed in our carry-on bag! I poured them all in, instead of taking the boxes to save room and weight. {Bag is from Jourdan’s Jewels.}

Bring headphones that your child can wear. Usually, the plane will have a movie going, but you can’t ever hear it unless you put headphones on. Granted, the movies they play are not always kid friendly, but just in case. They sometimes have earphones that you can use, but you have to give them back at the end, so that’s pretty gross. You don’t know who used those before.

If you bring your laptop/Kindle/iPad, make sure you have a movie or show downloaded. Don’t expect to get the internet on the plane because it SUCKS. You are lucky if you can even get it to connect.

Have a game plan for your layover, if you have one. We had a layover in Dallas for 40 minutes. I barely made it from one plane to the next on time. Not because I was dinking off, but because that’s how long it took to get off of the first plane, through the gate, on the train, and to the next gate, then on the second plane. Yes, it was super scary and I was thanking my lucky stars that I made it! 40 minutes seems like a long time, but it goes by quick. If you have a layover, period, GET TO YOUR CONNECTING GATE FIRST! Then go look around, go to the bathroom, get a drink/food, if you have time. It’s not worth missing your flight. Plus, they have bathrooms, food/drink, etc. on the plane.

A drink for your child.. I brought a sippy cup and made sure to empty it before we went through security just because I didn’t want to get stopped for anything. We were able to get straight through and then I could fill it back up after we were through security. On the way home, I forgot to empty it, so we got checked. Only water was in it, but I had to get all my stuff and step aside. Then they had to test the cup to see what was in there.

Buy/borrow a backpack with a leash. I’m not kidding. This is not abuse. It’s not mean. It seriously could save your child. I had no doubts in my mind about it. Karsyn is a very active child and doesn’t like to sit still if he knows he can move around, so while we were waiting for our flight, I would put the backpack on and let him play on the ground with his cars. He could only push them as far as the leash went out. I can’t tell you how many people told me that was a great idea. And anymore, it is! This world is scary and you never know what could happen. It’s better to be safe than sorry. And seriously, don’t worry about what other people think. It’s your child and you can do what you want. No one else has the right to tell you what you should and shouldn’t do with your own kid.

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{This is the one I got for Karsyn. He loved it. He didn’t want me to take it off. I got it at Walmart for $10. You can buy it here.}

Don’t forget your child’s comfort items, if any. Karsyn doesn’t carry around a specific blanket or toy all the time, but if your kid does, DO NOT FORGET IT! That could be a disaster.

Other tips:

It may help {depending on the time of your flight}, to not let your child have a nap so that he/she will sleep on the plane. We departed from Vegas at 6 AM, so Karsyn was still pretty tired. Once we were in the air, he fell asleep. When we left Oklahoma, our flight wasn’t until 7:08 PM and we’d been driving all day, so it was hard to not let him fall asleep in the car, but it was worth it when he fell asleep in the air. I’m sure other people in the airport didn’t appreciate my crying child, but frankly, I didn’t give a rats ass. Try to avoid eye contact at this point, haha. Just let the kid throw a fit and get it all out before you get on the plane.

Lastly, take a deep breath and relax. Really. It’s not going to be as bad as you think. I was literally shaking nervous, but once it was done and over with, I thought “Really? I was worked up over that?”

If you’ve already traveled with a toddler, what did you learn??

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Thoughts on Thursday: Your Most Annoying Facebook Friend

I got this prompt idea from Iuliana at hip2thirft.

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Let’s face it. We all have the ONE friend on Facebook that is just SO. FLIPPING. ANNOYING! And you just can’t delete them for whatever reason. The one person that I am thinking of happens to be a family member, so I could delete that person, but that’s just kinda mean.. I finally ended up removing them from my newsfeed.

You may have more than one annoying Facebook friend. I can think of a few more.

Let’s see:

There’s the one that posts her EVERY move.

There’s the one that posts a new selfie EVERY day. With her back arched to make her boobs look big. We all know that’s what you’re doing.

There’s the one that shares every picture she sees.

There’s the one that LIKES every picture she sees, so it shows up in my feed that so-and-so liked this photo. More than half of the time, they are the stupidest pictures ever. Hint: Just because a photo says to “like” if you do or say whatever the picture is showing, doesn’t mean you should.

There’s the one that shares vague statuses like “Ugh.. Had such a bad day. It’s just one thing after another.” or something like that and then of course everyone is going to comment on it asking what’s wrong and they either don’t say anything back or they say something like “Message me” or “I’ll text you.” No. Don’t put it on there if you aren’t willing to spill all the deets because that’s just annoying and people thing you are just desperate.

There’s the one that posts really disturbing statues about themselves that are just TMI! No one cares about your period or you having to get a PAP smear.

There’s the one that sends you a million and two game requests.

There’s the one who posts all things religious, but is a total different person in real life.

There’s the one who always has something wrong and is always asking you to pray for her. {Don’t get me wrong, it’s fine to ask for prayers, but when it’s EVERY day over the dumbest things, no one cares.}

There’s the one who likes EVERYTHING she posts. “Liking your own status is like high fiving yourself in public.”

And to answer your question, yes, I did just scroll through my feed to come up with these. Pretty sad.

What do YOUR annoying Facebook friends do?

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