Friday, October 5, 2012

I Might Change My Name

Please tell me I am not the only one who sometimes wakes up at 3:00 a.m., never goes back to sleep because her mind is racing, then finally surrenders and just gets up and make the strongest cup of coffee at 5:00 a.m. I know I need more sleep than that. I just know it. But, like Katy Perry I am Wide Awake, wake, wake, wake (does that song have any other lyrics?).

It is now 5:38 a.m. It is snowing. Yes, snowing. I don’t know where that came from because last I heard those fancy meteorologists said nothing about snow for today (although I was kind of consumed by Grey’s Anatomy). Liars.

One reason I may be wired is because I finally did it. I finally bought a new car. Well, it is new to me with only 5,000 miles on it. Heck I could run that far (over a span of 29 years).

I know that someone who owned the car before was named Candi because their phone was still programmed into the Bluetooth thingee. I wish I had a cute name like that. Maybe you should all start calling me Kitti. Which reminds me, sometimes it’s fun to find out what  your stripper name would be if you decided to take on that vocation – try it HERE and tell me in the comments because it will make me laugh. Mine is:

Lexus Hardpassion

SWEET! I feel sexier already.

You are going to roll your eyes, because after a couple months of looking for a car and driving my family completely nuts with my indecision, I did not end up with one of the cars I told you I might get. In fact, I completely deviated from practicality. Why, you say? Well, ten years ago when I bought the Explorer we had just had our second kid. I was doing a lot of hauling kids and crap around so I thought we needed the extra room. Now that I am 45 and my kids are big(ger), I am making a new statement about my life. That statement is that I am sleek, sporty and fast (I like to lie to myself). I am Lexus Hardpassion. Which would make you think I bought a Lexus, but you would be wrong. I got a…

2012 Nissan Maxima. If you haven’t heard this is called a “4DSC” – Four Door Sport’s Car. It even says so on the window so it must be true.

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Do you want to see a picture? Kind of blurry, but you get the idea. It’s a sweet ride. Come over and I’ll take you for a spin.

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See! I do own clothing that isn’t tech fabric or spandex

No, I’m not sure where I’ll store all my crap for triathlons or camping trips. But, I do know it has heated leather seats and that is really all I wanted. I may have broken it in last night with a fart or two. On the heated leather. Now it is officially mine.

And, I get to drive it up to Beaver Creek (near Vail) this weekend for the Girls on the Run Retreat, which makes me very happy.

By the way, I was surprised at how emotional it was saying goodbye to my old hunk of crap car. Emma even cried. It’s weird how many memories you have wrapped up in a car from road trips to puking to taking kids to school from pre-K to high school.  Sigh. Life just keeps moving on.

Did you figure out your name? Do tell.

What car would you buy if money and practicality were not concerns?

SUAR

82 comments:

  1. Ginger Spankpassion. Pretty good, right?

    I cry when we get rid of cars all the time. I get attached to things... what can I say?

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  2. That car is HOT! Love it. And at some point we all need to realize that we don't need to haul anyone around anywhere if we don't want. Or at least make them suck it up and just fold themselves up into a little ball and stop whining about the lack of leg room. Just sayin'. I haven't won the Mom of the year award yet though. ;)

    I'm Chastity Ticklemeadow by the way...Who knew?

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  3. Hello, this is Bubbles Glitterheaven just checking in!

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  4. Star SweetSpank

    snort. I'll be getting a car finally at the end of the year and I'll just cry because I'll have a car again! So I get the tears!!

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    1. I am Star Meadowspank... wonder if we're related? ;)

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  5. Jessica LeatherTight :) hahahaha...nice car :)

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  6. NICE!!!
    Ginger SilverHarley, yes and my hair is pretty Ginger, well once the dye starts fading anyway...oh hell, who amd I kidding it's really gray.

    I would get a 2001 TransAm, well had one but yeah they aren't cheap to run, specially when you have a lead foot.

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  7. Star Harleysparkle...that just screams too young to be a stripper. Doesn't it?! I prefer my Mexican wrestler name, El Gallo Malo :)

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  8. Diamond Tightglitter. I'm headed to the courthouse to make it official.

    I had a Maxima before I bought the minivan. I LOVED that car...

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  9. Hi! I'm Mercedes DazzleSweet.

    And I love your new ride! Beautiful! :)

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  10. Congrats on your new wheels, beautiful car & a smart choice too! I'm anxiously awaiting my own first "new" car, a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. (I'm 42, felt I was "due")

    I'm a new runner, started in July. I'm quite slow, but I keep on keepin on. Cant wait to be a little speedier. Your blog is very helpful & entertaining, thank you!

    -Flower CherryRazor

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  11. Nice new ride!! Careful with those seat heaters though ... you know what can happen.

    I didn't plug my name into that site, but my porn star/stripper name is based on the "first pet you ever had + first street you lived on" and it's Pepper Cipriani. Has a nice ring to it, eh?

    Have fun at the Girls on the Run retreat!

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  12. Bunny Leatherdeep here, ha ,ha, too funny!
    Love the new car and you look great in that outfit.

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  13. Michelle in MichiganOctober 5, 2012 at 6:49 AM

    I'm Cherry Velvetpassion....

    Love the new ride!!!

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  14. Sweet ride Kitti! Just call me Ginger............. HA

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  15. Lexus Dazzletight....

    Love the car! I am thinking of downsizing from our Suv to something smaller....

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  16. Sweet MeadowDream....lol Wow!! Nice ride and I love your outfit!!

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  17. Can you believe my work is blocking the stripper name website?

    They let me look at reddit and cracked, but not, apparently, get a stripper name.

    I am disappoint.

    Also: Sweet ride.

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    1. Alright! I was able to get on from home. And what an awesome name...

      Jade SweetLeather

      Sounds so exotic, and... dominatrix-y.

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  18. Jade SilverSpank - mmmmmm

    Love your new car! Heated leather seats are awesome. I hope my car never, ever dies! Enjoy!!

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  19. *star lustyglitter*
    lol!
    love your new ride!!!!
    i cant wait until im 45 so i can get rid of the minivan and rock out a cool sports car again!!
    while i love the van for its convenience,i still HATE the idea that im 32 and driving a VAN...
    *gasp*
    :D

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  20. WTH? Cinnamon Heavenshimmer? That's a horrible name. But Nissan's are awesome cars - I don't have one but rent them often for work and they are FUN TO DRIVE. Enjoy!

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  21. Alexis Dreamsparkle....lol
    love the new car....id love a Mercedes

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  22. Chastity TightRazor! Doesn't sound all that appealing to me - LOL.

    Love the car - have fun!

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  23. Lulu ShimmerDixon...sounds like a Golden Girls stripper...which would be appropriate for me! I'm still hanging on to my '99 Honda CRV - but lusting after all the new modern gadgets in the new models.

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  24. My maiden stripper name is Laci RazorTight and my married stripper name is Laci CherryMeadow. OMG!

    I want/desire/NEED a new car but the 3 teens in the house got one instead...2006 Subura Imprezza WRX. Now I want it!

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  25. Jessica Sunnydazzle

    Love, love, love heated seats. I will never own a car without them again. Congrats!

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  26. Daisy HarleyMeadow, reporting for pole dancing class!

    I love my car, and if money were no object, I would just probably keep what I have, even though it squeaks, rattles, has been barfed in, peed in (by the dog), there's still remainders of spilled smoothies on the backseat carpet that I can't get out, sand from the beach stuck in the crevices, mulch from brining home bags from the home depot, there's a cd stuck between my seat and the console, I could try to get it if I wanted to break my hand...yup, I am a little emotionally tied up in my car. It's a 2006 Honda Pilot, I love it, and would get another one when the wheels fall off this one!

    Your new ride is spankin' - If I were a car (vs. SUV) person, and my troop were smaller or required less room, I would love something sporty and fun like that! Good luck with it, go put some miles on it!
    Amy P. Philly Runner

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  27. Starlight Silverspank.....good for a giggle. Sweet car! I love the Maxima. I always tell my hubby that when all the kids are gone that I will have my nice ride never gonna get old car. I can't complain too much...I drove a 09 Silverado.

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  28. Starlight HarleyRazor.....thank you SUAR!!! my day is now complete-off to the poles :)

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  29. 1st try - Amber MeadowPassion -- not real hip on the Amber so I tried again and got renamed - Jade MeadowPassion. hmmmmm I kinda like Jade - nah sounds like I'm Jaded. Going back with Amber.

    Sweet car! I love my heated seats. Now if only I had a heated steering wheel.

    Snow???? No way! It's only October. I'd have to move. I like warm days and cool on the days that I want to run. But no snow - ever!

    I think I'm going to see what my Elf name is.

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  30. Flower something-razor. I'm old - I already forgot. Had a Maxima for years & loved it. Just leased a Lexus. Dream car is a Porsche.

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  31. Destiny Passiontight. Don't try and pretend that you don't wish it was yours!
    I would really love to have a non-minivan! I feel soooo dowdy mom in the minivan.
    I would really like a Prius or a smart car!

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  32. Daisy LeatherSpank.....jealous of your ride...I love my '07 Yukon (with all the bling) but not the gas bill when gas prices are creeping towards $5 a gallon in So Cal. Would love to down size but with 5 kids (all athletes) it would be hard

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  33. Bunny Silverdream - LOL!

    I cried when I sold my 2002 Honda Civic Ex. Piece of crap that it was by the time I sold it, it had been with me through so many firsts. It was my first car, it was what I learned to parallel park in (you should've seen the bumper and the front!), it was what I drove cross country in, etc. I now have a Toyota Corolla Sport (not my idea!) and it is luxurious compared to my old Civic, but I think I could go for something a little more sporty and sexy next time! ;)

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  34. Love the new car--it is amazing how attached we get to those hunks of junk, though, isn't it? My name is Chastity SpankGlitz . . . yeah, maybe not . . . have fun at the retreat!

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  35. Lexus CherryDixon, call us the Lexus twins I guess. I want a 2 seat convertible BMW, cherry red please with leather. I guess I can have a car or a house as the payments are about the same. My kids are grown and we just traded from a Pursuit to a Tucson to fit all my Triathlon stuff, I need more space now then before, funny how that works.

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  36. I'm Princess TightDixon and I would love a VW Jetta...

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  37. I'm Candy LustyLusty and that was a good post.

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  38. I'm Lola Dreamtight and I love you're new car!

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  39. Star TickleTight would so roll in a Range Rover HSE Sport.

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  40. Crystal HardLusty is my name. Like the new car. It is pretty.

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  41. Skye HarleyGlitz here, congratulating you on your new-to-you car. The next new vehicle I want to buy is a motorhome. :)

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  42. Candy RazorDream is my stripper name. Congats on the new car!

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  43. Ginger CherrySweet here. That's not a stripper name, it's a drink or dessert!

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  44. Hello, I'm Tiffany RazorLeather.

    Congrats on the purchase of your new car! If money and practicality were of NO concern, I'd be driving around a full-size pickup truck just because it's awesome. Oh, I guess it would be a little practical since I own a horse.

    Otherwise, I'd pick a Maserati, only because I've seen several of them around here lately and think it's a sign that I'm supposed to be rich and have one. I'm waiting for Publisher's Clearing House to show up, then it's MINE!

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  45. I was less surprised by the non-tech/spandex clothing than I was at a photo NOT on your stairs!
    Rose TickeLusty

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  46. Lexus SunnySpank here.......btw, nice new ride!

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  47. Love the boots! Congrats on the new ride!

    -Flower Tightpassion

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  48. According to this, I am Star MeadowSpank, but I have to say that I prefer my original stripper name - Bunny St. Charles (first pet's name, street you lived on as a kid). I love Beaver Creek! Was just up there this past winter. I wonder if they pass out the delicious chocolate chip cookies during the non-ski season... you should check. They are so good! Have a great time!! And congrats on the new car.

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  49. My stripper name is not fabulous...Star HarleyVelvet, but my christmas elf name is Sparky MonkeyBuns.

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  50. Mine is Skye Lustydream, now if I could only have some,lol!!

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  51. Dear Lexus HardPassion,

    Love your new car. Congrats!

    Sincerely,
    Ginger DazzleGlitter

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  52. LOVE The new car!!! Bambi LeatherGlitz

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  53. Bubbles Ticklespank. I LOVE it! Think I'll print it on a shirt to wear for my next marathon. What you wanna bet I get LOTS of pictures to choose from done by the official photographers?!
    Sweet ride. My dream car? Alph Romero, tan soft top, fine metallic robins egg blue body, burled walnut dashboard, tuck and roll tan kidskin leather seats. Oh Yeah, they need to be heated too! Stick, no auto tranny for this ol'girl. I want it to s*&t and get when I lay into it!

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  54. Bubbles Ticklespank. I LOVE it! Think I'll print it on a shirt to wear for my next marathon. What you wanna bet I get LOTS of pictures to choose from done by the official photographers?!
    Sweet ride. My dream car? Alph Romero, tan soft top, fine metallic robins egg blue body, burled walnut dashboard, tuck and roll tan kidskin leather seats. Oh Yeah, they need to be heated too! Stick, no auto tranny for this ol'girl. I want it to s*&t and get when I lay into it!

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  55. Star SweetSPANK! Giggity Giggity!!! Maybe it's not too late to be a stripper!

    I'm 48 and about 18 months ago I traded my outlander for a Subaru Legacy. Brand spankin new Then I tinted the windows gansta style. Now my kids beg to drive my car. But, Nay nay. I think mom's deserve it. I know that in the 90's I drove a mini-van! (the shame!)

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  56. Jenna MeadowRazor! Sounds nasty...

    I love my heated seats in my Jeep. Actually I had them in my minivan, and when I went for cool and sporty (and gas guzzler), the heated seats were a must. Especially after I go for a January run in the snow and my butt is frozen. If money were no object, I would just get another Jeep, but loaded to the gills with extras.

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  57. Lola SparkleGlitter. I couldn't have gotten a more appropriate name if I'd tried. Especially on those days when I'm cutting out glittery lycra and end up with the stuff all over my face.

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  58. Cinnamon SunnyDixon

    Congrats on the new ride!

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  59. Jenna TightPassion!

    Heated leather seats are the BEST! I'll never have another car without them ;-)

    Love, Love your blog - it always makes me laugh out loud =)

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  60. Chrystal LeatherTight here. My hubby says this is ridiculous because OBVIOUSLY my name would be "Scarlet McPassion"! I guess he would know.
    Nice car!

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  61. Cinnamon SpankDixon. I like it because it makes me sound sassier than I am :)

    Luckily I don't wake up at 3am - my usual I-don't-want-to-wakeup-but-my-mind-is-racing time is 5:28am, and then I lie there for an hour and a half until I actually get up. I know I should suck it up and go do something useful, but so far, that hasn't happened.

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  62. That site is whack. It said my name was Tiffany DeepMeadow LOL!!!

    Nice ride! Congrats! If money were no object, I'd get an Audi R8.

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  63. Destiny Dreamglitz! Love it! In fact, I'll use it whilst out having drinks with friends this evening.

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  64. We were supposed to get snow (southeast of Denver)...I even changed my training run to today so I could run in snow to be ready for any potential snow in Boulder on Oct. 21st...but alas, we didn't get snow...and I dressed too warmly for my training run. Oh well...

    Nice car!

    Lynn aka Princess SpankSunny

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  65. Ginger DreamShimmer. Got my tassels ready ;-)

    I'd get a BMW Z4 or a convertible Mini.

    Have fun with your new wheels!

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  66. Love the post. I had hard time saying goodbye to my Xterra when I bought my Mini Cooper Clubman. I still miss it sometimes, but driving the Cooper is like driving a sports car, that seems to get me through...LOL. Enjoy the new car it is sweet.

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  67. Mercy! Using my married name - because I am - my stripper name is
    Angel Dixondeep

    Because I'm a good girl, I am (in my best Eliza Doolittle voice) and Dixondeep sounds, well, not like a good girl's name, I used my maiden name and got:
    Angel Sweetheaven

    Enjoy the new car! My seat heater just broke in our SUV and that's the one feature I truly miss - more than being able to unlock the doors from any door other than the front passenger, play CDs or watch DVDs in the TV...yes, it's slowly falling apart!

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  68. I didn't look up my name. Lame!

    I would get a Lincoln Navigstor or F250 With 4 big doors and 6 ft bed. I miss our Explorer Sport Trac dearly, and the F series would be a bigger version of it. I can't afford the gas for either of those trucks, even if we could make the payment. They also won't fit in our garage.

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  69. Oh, hi, I'm Asia LeatherDream.... BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Awesome.

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  70. Well, I may have to dye my hair red because my name is Ginger Razorsparkle. No gingers have no souls jokes, I will cut you.

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  71. Alexis Cherry Dazzle here. Hope you enjoy the new car! One word of advice: if you're going to fart with the seat heaters on, you might want to open a window. Trust me.
    If money or practicality was no object in the purchase of a car there are a couple of options I'd go for: A Ferrari 458 or a Bentley Continental GT. What can I say, I feel the need for speed.

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  72. Sugar Deepmeadow...your newest follower:)

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  73. Yikes! My stripper name is Angel Tightheaven. The religious undertones are disturbing!

    We have been looking at a Cadillac CTS. A new one is too expensive, so we've been looking at used. I told my sister about this and she is making fun of me (cue the old lady jokes). We would still keep my '06 Jeep Liberty. It has 170,000 miles, so wouldn't be worth much as a trade.

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  74. Chastity DixonLeather

    I'd buy a Ford Edge. I love my Mustang but the Edge has all kinds of snazzy technology and I could fit my bike in it. I saw one at a race the other day and the lady pushed a button as she walked up to it and the lift gate opened. She threw her race shirt in walked away and pushed the button to close it. Now that would come in handy when your hands are full or your sore from hot yoga!

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