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  1. 38 points
    Get a big glass of something you like and and drink it down with me. Doctor says my Prostate cancer is whipped.
  2. 35 points
    I wanted to let you all know that Sage Chick officially graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine this past weekend. Because of the Covid19 it was not quite the graduation ceremony that she had always envisioned, but after 8 years of hard work she is Dr. Sarah none-the-less. Many of you, especially if you know her and/or supported the SASS scholarship fund, were instrumental in this accomplishment. Thank you all so much. Later this month she and Sam will be getting married in a rustic barn setting and settling in on the ranch (or farm as we call them in Ohio) near Newark where she will be working in an established vet clinic. Now that academia is behind her, she can actually have a real life, and hopefully get back out on the range and do some shooting with all of you.
  3. 24 points
    Thank You all. I did have some dirt kicking news last week. The killing Hornets Fire Ants nor a Texas Tornado will stop me from Marrying Ellie Gant This Saturday afternoon. We have been together for 9 years now and she has seen and put up with me. In the past week an Angle spoke to me twice now. One said to take care of my business and the other told me to Everything will be alright. Sheryl has taught me so much about God in these past years and he is my Lord and savior. We will see y’all at Comin At Cha 2020, I want to call this match “ A New Beginning” see ya soon on the Range. Thank Y’all again
  4. 20 points
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    Good morning. I'm thankful for the years of commentary with all of you. It's been one heck of a ride . And a whole lot of fun . I have done many different things over the years . I spent most of my life in a 1% Motorcycle club . Were everyone calls you Brother but will stab you in the back while giving you a hug . Life really changed for me around 2010 when I expected Jesus Christ as my savior. That's as far as I will go with my faith. I ment Duece Stevens in the spring of 2010. He was working at a gun store and I was buying a Winchester 1894 from them . Upon checking out Steve asked me if I ever heard of Cowboy Acton shooting ? He invited my to Rockford Gun club that weekend to watch a Cowboy shooting Match. I was hooked on the spot . I had every thing I needed to play the game already because I was a Cowboy at heart . I built a gun cart what day when I got home . I was at the game the next weekend. I owe a lot of thanks to ( Steve) Deuce Steven's for the next two years of help he gave me to fit right in . I bought many Cowboy guns to shoot any kind of category I wanted to shoot. I'm now coming to the end of my shooting abilities. Some of you remember and helped me and supported me threw a bad Motorcycle crash in 2016 . After a few surgery's and therapy I started walking again . But it's not good . I'm getting worse as time goes on . So this is putting a end to my Cowboy Acton shooting. But Not a end to me being a SASS Member or being on The SASS Wire with Friends and Family. Yes we have had our arguments and fights . What family dont. But we always made up, and was still family and friends in the end when thing cooled off. Heck I have even been kicked off the wire a time or too, Lol right Phantom ! We dont take none of it personal, it's just the heat of the moment and you cant take it back after you hit send . Some times we forget that we are talking to a friend or another person when you are typing and not hearing a vice or seeing a face . So if I ever offended you in any way. I'm truly sorry. I'm very opinionated and like to share it with you if you want it or not. God Bless you all. I hope and Pray we all have many more years of shooting together and or sharing our opinions together on the wire . This is not a good by , But I will see you down the trail. Rooster Ron Wayne.
  6. 18 points
    Conspiracies are getting boring. How about this. We have a bunch of morons governing us that get their input from other morons that wouldn’t have jobs in the real world. We also have a bunch of media morons that cannot report the truth unless there is a way to sensationalize it to meet “their agenda”. None of them know history and in this day and age if it isn’t on the internet, it doesn’t exist. Most all of them are greedy for power, attention or money or all three. None of them really have a clue so we get what we get. The blind morons leading the disenchanted.
  7. 17 points
    Blackpowder is a legal permitted propellant in every category. Those who enjoy shooting blackpowder and substitutes in their adjustable sighted revolvers can do so in any of the categories that allow adjustable sighted revolvers. What is apparent Is that some folks want a plaque with a particular title on it without going to the effort of meeting that category’s requirements.
  8. 17 points
    I wonder how many won't read to the end before posting that he isn't dead?
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    You just wanted a reason to post that picture
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    For those of you who know us only through our company, please be comforted to know IT is still in very good hands. For those of you who just know us, get ready to see more of us on the line and out visiting. The new owners are no strangers to SASS and Cowboy Action. They are Mid Valley Drifter and Buckshot Shelley of Badman Bullets. They have been a major vendor for us since they started their business and know pretty well the market and may even provide a more efficient process for product to market. We offer Congratulations to them on their new enterprise and we wish them all the best of luck. THANK YOU,, to all the cowboys who have used our products and to our vendors for their support in making SliX a viable company. A company we had hoped would offer affordable, quality parts that fit a need in your shooting pleasure and success. Thanks again, Big Iron Buster & Ol' #4
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    I'm thinking about taking my "do not disturb" sign and crossing those words off. Below them I'd put "Already Disturbed. Proceed With Caution".
  14. 15 points
    Carol had an MRI on Friday and an infusion treatment today and a consult with the oncologist. I wasn’t allowed in the cancer center, patients only, so when we sat down with the doc, she put her phone on speaker and called me as I sat out in the parking lot. ”Well, I got the results of your Friday scan”, says the doc. “Good news. Your blood work has improved a lot. White blood cells and platelets are back to near normal levels. The enlarged abdominal lymph nodes are smaller. Those suspicious modules the the lungs have mostly disappeared and your kidney tumor has shrunk by 50%. And almost no side effects at all. You hit a home run!” This treatment works on about 1 out of 3 patients. With some, the side effects are too severe for them to handle and the stop treatment. Much better progress than we could have hoped for. Tears flowed freely. One more treatment here in 4 weeks and then we should be able to head home for the follow up treatments which should be 1-2 years depending. Awesome news. Best day in years. Maybe ever! Bottles set em up. From the top shelf. No well liquor. Money is no object. I’m stimulating the economy with 24 hunnert dollars somebody gave me. Yeeehaa!
  15. 15 points
    Single Action Cartridge Guns. Pietta vs Uberti, which is better quality and why? It is surprising how often this question is asked. And you'd think that the answer to your question would be simple. Ford vs.Chevy, (Oy!) But, it's not. All Ubertis are not alike. All Piettas are not alike. Uberti's Colt-repro cartridge guns are broken down into 3 main categories. The "Conversion" guns, (Open Tops), the "Old Models", (copies of the Colt SAA Black Powder Frames), and the Pre-War models, (copies of the Colt SAA, after 1900) with the more convenient, spring-loaded cylinder pin release. Pietta Models are broken down into specialty lines available through some major distributors. For a comparison to the first Colt Single Action Army revolvers, the Uberti "Old Models" comes very close, for a mid-priced revolver. They are pretty faithful reproductions. You can tell which ones they are, the cylinder pin is retained by a locking screw in the front of the frame. These are easily found on the Cimarron Firearms website. Then comes the most numerous of the Uberti models, the "Pre-War" (WWI), with the more convenient cross-pin cylinder pin latch... in 2016 Uberti announced a new "safety system" that would safely allow the carrying of 6 rounds in your 6-shooter. For those who do not know, conventional 6-shooters could only be safely carried with 5, and the hammer down on an empty chamber. That is because the firing pin would rest directly on the primer of the 6th round, dropping the gun, (as many have done, even Wyatt Earp), or even knocking something against the hammer, has resulted in unfortunate consequences and a number of lawsuits. This is what caused Ruger to go to a Transfer Bar Safety in all their revolvers in 1972. Anyway, Uberti went a different way with their Pre-War models, with a Retractable Firing Pin. in 2017 the first reports of light primer strikes and Failure to Fire started cropping up. Some of it is user error. The new system requires that the shooter hold the trigger all the way back locking the firing pin forward. This intentional over-travel in the trigger is designed in, and those used to black powder revolvers or other single-action revolvers were not used to this slightly different trigger-hammer mechanism. Some of it was a mechanical error. As in all relatively inexpensive, mass-produced items, roughness of fitting at either the trigger end, the actuator bar, or at the hammer end of the mechanism, caused light primer strikes. This happened with a minority of Uberti's guns. More disconcerting to a number of shooters is that this mechanism has only "3-clicks" as the hammer is pulled back instead of the customary "4-clicks". Those who want a more historically accurate gun, do not like this. Please note, that if everything is working properly there is no difference in the final operation between the 3-clicks and the 4-clicks. Except for the trigger pull and those guns with mechanical difficulties that caused the light hammer strikes, the guns have, for the most part, proven satisfactory. In competition guns, as in Cowboy Action Shooting, there was a big push to get the new Uberti pre-war models to operate the same as they had before. Stocks of older hammers sold out quickly for all the distributors and parts houses. There are gunsmiths who have converted over hundreds of these guns, back to the functioning of the "Old Models". When Cimarron or Taylors gets a small shipment of replacement Old Model hammers they are quickly sold out. There are several ways for the handy user to defeat the Retractable Firing Pin System, including some that are completely reversible, should you ever wish to part with the gun. A converted Uberti's action is smoother and lighter than that of a gun with a functioning Retractable Firing Pin. Uberti has not put this new safety system in its "Old Model" guns or its Conversion, or Open Top models. If you wish to have a reproduction of the Single Action Army of the 1800s, Uberti does a nice job. Pietta: As with Uberti, all Piettas are not alike. As with Ruger and Uberti, Pietta found that many of the buyers on the mass market are not aware of the need to carry only 5 rounds in a 6-shooter. So, those models sold through Cabelas, Heritage, and many mass marketers, have a Transfer Bar Safety. Unfortunately, Pietta's Transfer Bar was found to be fragile. Many of them failed, and energy could no longer be transferred from the hammer to the frame-mounted firing pin. Of course, this is completely covered under warranty, but the user is without a gun until it comes back from repair. People described the Pietta Transfer Bar as being made of "pot metal". Pietta, realizing the problem, has now upgraded their Transfer Bars. But, if buying a used gun, or one that has been in a dealer's stock for a while, be aware of at least the potential for a breakage. All that being said, Pietta did not put a Transfer Bar Safety in all its single-action revolvers. Pietta bought the distributor, EMF. On the EMF website, Pietta markets a line of revolvers called the "Great Western II" This is an extensive line of revolvers that is as close to a "Pre-War" Colt Single Action Army as one can get in a mid-priced gun. Cimarron, another distributor of Old West firearms, began marketing some Pietta guns. They now have many models without a Transfer Bar Safety, starting with the lower cost Brass back-strap and trigger guard model called the "Pistolero". which is limited to one barrel length, 4-3/4". It also comes in stainless steel at a little higher price, where the backstrap and trigger guard are all steel. These guns also appear on Bud's site occasionally. Cimarron also markets an extensive line of "Frontier" revolvers, similar to EMF's "Great Western II" line. They have many with Black Powder Frames, including one that looks and feels like the original 1873 Cavalry Colt, and many of the "Pre-War" frames. Quite a lot to choose from. Back to the original question, "Which is better, Uberti or Pietta?" The answer is "both". For an "Old Model" Black Powder Frame reproduction of the Colt Single Action Army, the Uberti and Pietta have some very nice examples. For a more convenient, post-1900 model, the "Pre-War" frame, certain Pietta models seem to hold an edge over the Uberti. But both Uberti and Pietta have very nice black powder frame models that are faithful to the 1800's Colt. Of course, there is always another option. For sheer reliability and longevity, it is hard to beat a Ruger. Yes, the New Vaquero is one ounce heavier than the same caliber and barrel length of Pietta or Uberti, and it balances in the hand a bit differently, but when shooting, the differences seem to go away. 1970's technology over the 1840's technology. It is probably best to add in an inexpensive lighter spring kit when investing in a Ruger. There seems to be endless choices. So, you, the buyer, have to factor in a number of "wants" along with your budget considerations, before you buy. (first printed on SASS and Cowboy Action Shooting FB page )
  16. 15 points
    I’ve been put in Facebook jail for 24 hours. A pard of mine posted and asked how does he get rid of a pesky robin in his garage. Several people said shoot him, one guy said “shotgun “. I said Red Ryder BB gun, wanna borrow it? I think asking if he wanted to borrow it was the crime!! First time I’ve been put in Facebook jail, I’m kinda proud!!!
  17. 15 points
    WARNING: SERMON!Back in 19 and 98, as was my habit, I called Mama and my grandmothers to wish them each a Happy Mommy's Day.Grandma Keller had COPD and she had wind enough for a 30 second conversation ... if I talked for 25 of the 30.I told her "Happy Mommy's Day, Grandma, I love you!"She said "I love you too, sweetie, you never forget me!"Next day she was dead.This, then, is the lesson:Withhold not that one kind word.If I'd not told her I loved her, on that last conversation, that would haunt me for the rest of my entire life!
  18. 15 points
    Dominator, SASS# 62912, aka Dominic Whitaker and former SASS Scholarship recipient is making a name for himself with the Hollywood movie crowd. He has now carved rigs for several movies, including cowboy movies, and is in the process of making more for coming attractions that he’s not at liberty to discuss just yet--even with his grandfather--me. Dom is the premier leather carver for Sam Andrews Leather of St Augustine, FL.and has been since his graduation from Flagler College in 2016 where he majored in fine art and graphic design. Sam Andrews, an extremely well known, respected and sought after master craftsman in the world of leather, has made rigs for the cinema, TV and personal rigs for well known film makers such as Quentin Tarantino. His rigs were the ones you see in the 2016 version of The Magnificent Seven as well as the 8th episode of the Fast and Furious series. You can see more of Andrews Leather masterpieces here: http://www.andrewsleather.com. You can also telephone them at : 904 679 4997 Dom was always a very creative youngster and could make wonderful artistic creations out of anything. I remember once when he carved a full detailed church with steeple out of an apple! Not only an artist, but a champion level cowboy action shooter having won his category at both state and regional levels--he takes after his champion dad in that regard—Santa Fe River Stan, SASS# 36999. In fact, the whole family are SASS Members: Southpaw Sibby SASS# 62914, Dom’s mother, sister, Lighting Livvy, SASS# 82544, and brother, Cracker Dan SASS# 90287. Below is some of the work Dom did for McCarthy Studios who produced an art house remake of the 1953 movie Shane. Dom was asked to recreate the rigs from that movie...in exact detail. Dom with two of the final products Holsters under development Two exact replicas of the rig Jack Palance wore in Shane These are rigs he made for the movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The two gun rig shown was made for and worn by Russell Crowe in the movie True History of the Kelly Gang Dom is a born artistic craftsman that took up leather work as a hobby, learned from the master craftsman Wild Otter, SASS# 48346 of Asheville, North Carolina and blossomed into a very well known leather carver in his own right. If you want to see Dom in action explaining his craft, you can find him on YouTube. You can also visit him on Instagram: the_witmaker Leather Carving Basics with Dominic Whitaker // Making Custom Holsters
  19. 14 points
    Out of the box the new Winchester(Miroku) 73's are your best bet.
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    We have. Check for Soylent Green at your grocery store!
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  22. 13 points
    In honor of the Armed Forces of the United States, I am having baby back ribs. Something I never got in the Army.
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  27. 12 points
    Remember 1969? They had a small gathering called Woodstock? There was an influenza "epidemic" (Hong Cong Flu) going on that killed 100,000 in the US and over 1,000,000 world wide. We did not shutdown the nation and survived rather well. That was without government guidelines requiring questionable reporting in death certificates to inflate the virus impact. (Multiple Doctors around the nation have reported on the deceptive guidelines.) So we have never seen anything like this before. (Where the healthy were quarantined instead of the ill.) The over-restrictive requirements that were meant to be helpful were not sustainable. People are now essentially rebelling. So we were forced from one extreme to another. A good friend in very poor heath in her late 70's got it and we doubted she could survive. She's fine now and being scheduled for her hip replacement. So this virus is very unpredictable and shows to be survivable over 99% of the time. As a sickly old guy, I'm still careful, but realize we just need to use common sense as we did with other virus's. The virus is serious, but this has been well described as a panicdemic.
  28. 12 points
    Beaver Creek Kid is a new, young, 15 year old shooter in our club that, prior to this pandemic, followed me to every monthly match he could, borrowing my guns, ammo and my spare holsters hanging on his belt on his bluejeans. He refused to go home each time until he helped clean guns and reloaded his 100 rds for the next match. His father, my neighbor and friend, who was starting to shop for a set of pistols for him, passed away Monday from an early and surprise heart attack. He's devastated. Today he said, I just want to get back to the range and go cowboy shooting. The members at our club, the Bayou Bounty Hunters, have been impressed and amazed at the BCK. He always says Yes Sir, No Sir, he always "listens" to their guidance and is mature and safe around my loaned firearms while at the range, a testament to his father and my friend. When I announced his father's passing to the club and his desire to get back on the range, don't you know that within hours, there were offers to give him a set of pistols, 200 rds ammo, and a Marlin! I have an SKB SxS that he loves to use along with my holsters, and his dad just bought him a cowboy hat. I called SASS this morning to get him his membership and badge and of course the ladies at SASS said they'd expedite his package and would include some souvenirs. Wow, class act all around. He doesn't know it yet, and I'll wait until after the funeral this weekend, which is for family only, but in two weeks I'll give him a big box with his own set of pistols, ammo, SASS membership packet and badge and a Marlin. It won't replace his father, my friend and neighbor, but maybe it'll soothe the young man. All he's really lacking is a youth shotgun belt for a teenager, since we only have a slide on his pants belt. If anyone has a spare laying around, I'll buy it. Please say a prayer for Beaver Creek Kid. I wanted to post this to highlight the amazing group of supportive people we have in the SASS family! Class acts, all around. Dusty Sometimes
  29. 12 points
    Stepping out of exile... This is one of the stoopidest things I've ever heard... Stepping back into exile...
  30. 12 points
    It’ll all go away come November 4th. Nearly every elected official out there is trying to milk it in one way or the other.
  31. 12 points
    In the words of my buddy NOZ!!! Leave Frontiersman ALONE!!!!
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    Why NASA Called The Northwest Indian College Space Center
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    Welcome to the best game there is! A properly set up 97' will last a long time. That said, if you have not been to a match yet, don't buy anything until you do. Awe heck, I'm starting to agree with Rye go ahead and buy what you want and get to a match. A few suggestions though for a happier outcome: 1. Expect someone to watch you handle, load, unload your firearms before the match. A lot of clubs want to make sure you are safe before letting you shoot; don't be offended. 2. A Henry Big Boy is a fine firearm, but terrible for CAS. 3. Don't start out with cap & ball revolvers. They are cheaper, but a lot more involved. There is enough going on your first few matches that will take some getting used go. 4. Safety over speed. 5. Enjoy yourself. No one(but you) will ever care how fast you shoot or how many misses you have; be safe above all else. My 2 cents.
  35. 12 points
    Engraving? We don't need no stinking engraving.
  36. 12 points
    Finally !!!!! BOSTON (May 7, 2020) ­— Today, United States District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock issued an injunction against bans on the operation of firearm and ammunition retailers imposed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and others. The case was brought by individuals seeking to purchase firearms and ammunition, retailers, and advocacy organizations Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), Commonwealth Second Amendment (Comm2A), and Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC). Thank You, 2nd A Foundation. Once again, the 2nd A Foundation is doing what the NRA promises to do, but fails to do. Now, will the Governor appeal? LL
  37. 12 points
    Possible Spam: What is it? People have been wondering that same question ever since 1937 when it was invented.
  38. 12 points
    I have seen the evidence. I have examined the data. I have listened to the pros. I have listened to the cons. I have read the research. I have heard the speculation. I have seen the experts testify. I have watched doctors, politicians, researchers, businessmen, hucksters, academics, loonies, the misguided and the guided, on TV, Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc, etc. And lo, I have at last come to the conclusion that I have no clue as to what will happen or not happen in the coming months. I had a fine thick steak with mushrooms, baked potato and sautéed baby carrots with a brown sugar balsamic glaze for dinner. I will now watch Raiders of the Lost Ark and have some fortified coffee. So there. I bid you all a good evening.
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    Let me tell you why I build most of my carts for free and there is no communism involved. Out of 70 carts that I’ve built I’ve only been paid for 22 of them, all of the rest have been for friends, Marines that shoot with our club, raffle carts to help clubs that have been hurt by fires, floods or relocated and had to rebuild etc... I’ve also auctioned a few off to raise funds for clubs. I used to raffle off a cart every year to fund range improvements and the new shooters program at The Cowboys in Norco. Early on I gave a cart away a couple of times as a door prize at big Cowboys matches. Very few shooters want to fork over the cash for one of my carts because I charge a lot to build a custom cart. I can’t go out and move steel and do other heavy lifting to set up and take down stages and I feel pretty guilty not being able to do that, but with a spine that has 21 vertebrae fused and instrumented I’ve got to face my limitations. Helping the LOCAS attract, keep and recruit new members is a pretty good cause in my book and so is helping clubs that are a little down on their luck. I’m starting the build on a cart for a Marine that’s been deployed to Iraq since January and when he’s presented the cart, at his first match when he gets back, it won’t be from me but it will be from the Escondido Bandidos. My wife really doesn’t understand why I give something away that I’ve spent 100 or more hours building plus all of the materials but I love building gun carts and if I waited for a paying customer to come along I wouldn’t be building very many of them.
  41. 11 points
    We lived through Woodstock and the Hong Kong flu, I’ll bet we get through the Kung Flu just fine. Giving up our civil liberties so easily may not be survivable.
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    That operator has the touch!
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    If the sights really don't matter, then the change to allow adjustable sights on guns in those categories is really all about convenience. In other words, it's just much more convenient for "me" to be able to shoot the guns I already have in a category that has traditionally prohibited them. Very much in keeping the "ME Generation" thinking. Frankly, have a little respect for the history of the game. There's a certain logic in keeping the fixed sighted rules in those black powder categories. Just what adjustable sighted guns were generally available on the western frontier in the black powder era? This suggestion is kinda a slap in the face of those that have gone before, followed the rules and either modified their guns to comply or bought other guns so they could compete in those categories requiring fixed sights. Yes, I see it as a further depredation of the spirit and intent of the rules. Yes, it's a fantasy game... but it's much easier to maintain the fantasy when certain categories maintain a certain exclusiveness by keeping to the "old ways". (Driftwood, I use that phrase as I know how displeased you are with 'historically correct")!
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    "Will paint damage shingles"? Well, normally if you dobb in on it might help eliminate the itch. But you sure don't want to take it orally. The doctor will prescribe some meds for you. ..........Widder
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    The PSA # is a measure of an enzyme that is produced by active Prostate Cancer Cells. Normal PSA is between 2.0 and 4.0 When I started radiation treatment my PSA count was around 6.0 It took 46 radiation treatments and 5 big doses of Estrogen to get my level down to 0.010. Oh, another thing that comes with such a reading is my Doctor looking me in the eye and saying "You're cured" It got a bit emotional in the office. He said it always gets this way when we can say a cancer patient is Cured.
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    Finished up a new set of holsters for myself today, put them on a belt I've had for awhile. Old model vaqueros 7 1/2 inch barrels in 45 Colt, makes for a long holster. They are a new pattern, just wondering what everyone thinks. Thanks again
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    Oh, thank GOD for your description! When I saw the title I though you wuz gonna post a picture of yourself wearing a set of yoga pants~!
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