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hamylton. : (25 September 2018 - 11:06 PM) Or is life trying to make up for giving me an ear infection which has stopped me flying to LA today?
hamylton. : (25 September 2018 - 11:05 PM) Does this make me the colourisation queen or just extremely lucky?
hamylton. : (25 September 2018 - 11:05 PM) I just won LCMS (like lgms but just for colourisations) on shadowplay 2 days after winning lgms
cheriechapstick : (25 September 2018 - 09:23 PM) perfect
jellybean jones : (25 September 2018 - 09:16 PM) just move in with me lmao
cheriechapstick : (25 September 2018 - 08:58 PM) that would be a long communte for me it hink
jellybean jones : (25 September 2018 - 08:15 PM) come work for me we're so short staffed that its painful
cheriechapstick : (25 September 2018 - 07:13 PM) I hate online job applications, I wish i could just hand people my resume and have people want me
cheriechapstick : (25 September 2018 - 06:49 PM) Yessssss exactly! Haha
rock&rol... : (25 September 2018 - 05:06 PM) lol I am the SAME with my bestie, even their boyf is not allowed to be more favourite than me :couch:
jellybean jones : (25 September 2018 - 05:00 PM) big mood, jess
cheriechapstick : (25 September 2018 - 12:33 PM) Im jealous over my friends like its bad like dont try and claim my best friend as your best friend or people will literally have to hold me back hahaha
Newt Scamander. : (25 September 2018 - 10:13 AM) I'm such a shocker for it ! :lol: never over my husband though or other woman, just about stupid silly things! It's so stupid, and I'm trying to shake it but it's hard cause i've done it for so bloody long
rock&rol... : (25 September 2018 - 10:06 AM) omg it's meeeee
Newt Scamander. : (25 September 2018 - 09:51 AM) Is anyone else a jealous person - I cn find at times I canbe such a jealous person and over silly stuff. I never ever make a habit of letting people know im jealous, only on the inside :lol:

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