LIFE AT THE COTTAGE

Thursday, April 22, 2010

An Earth Day Birthday Giveaway!!!


I'm sure most of you are aware that today is Earth Day.  But, did you know that it happens to be the fortieth anniversary of that environmental movement?  

That's right!  Forty years ago, today, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson proposed a nationwide protest to heighten awareness of and appreciation for the earth's environment.  Over the past forty years that movement has gained such momentum that it is now observed in 184 countries around the world.

 But, April 22nd also happens to be a day of celebration for another reason...

It's my birthday!  ; )  


And...I have an awesome idea for how you can help me celebrate.  Rather than you give me presents, I'll give presents to you!  Sound exciting?

This will be another very special giveaway at the Brambleberry Cottage. 

I wasn't sure I could come up with the ideas for forty different presents–to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day.  And, if I couldn't think of forty, I certainly couldn't think of 53–my age, as of today.

So...will 22 do?

But, instead of twenty-two different winners, there will be ONE VERY HAPPY WINNER!

I'm involved in yet another show–which I left for today–so you'll have to wait patiently to see the glorious goods for this giveaway. 

But, I will tell you this...

they involve some of the items I've shared with you in the past several posts–items from Cline's, the Big Classic Antique Show, and the Lexington Flea Market .  Does that pique your interest?

Good!

Here's the scoop:

  • Leave a comment on this post for one chance to enter the giveaway.

  • Grab the button for this event from my sidebar and place it on your sidebar (close to the top would be appreciated)–to invite others to participate–and you will get an additional entry.

  • Leave a comment on any of my additional posts, between April 22nd-May 22nd, and you will receive an entry for each comment left on those additional posts.

  • Join as a new follower, and you will receive two additional entries (Already a follower? You'll be given one additional entry).

  • Publish a post, on your own blog, about this giveaway, and you will receive three additional entries...each time you post about the giveaway during the month-long event.
The winner will be announced on May 23rd.

And, although I know the suspense is just about to get the best of you, you'll have to wait a day or so to see just what I have in store for this celebration giveaway. 

You'll love it...really!  ; )

EDIT:  For those just now entering the giveaway, click here to see the goodies in the giveaway.


105 comments:

  1. I would love to have my name entered in your giveaway!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  2. I have added your giveaway button on my sidebar of my blog...

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  3. I am a faily recent follower...

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I HOPE THAT THIS HAS BEEN THE BEST ONE YET!!

    I POSTED ABOUT YOUR GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG TOO!

    I WOULD LOVE TO BE ENTERED IN YOUR GIVEAWAY!
    THANK YOU!

    BLESSINGS,
    ~LYNN

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  5. I was hoping you'd say it would be something from your excursions! Very exciting. Happy Birthday ~ hope you enjoyed your day!

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  6. I hope I win I hope I win, oops did I say that!!! Have a good day!

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  7. I want to win! Happy Birthday!

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  8. I would love to enter your giveaway, love suspense,lol.

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  9. Im posting your button on my sidebar as well.Happy Birthday to you!My mothers birthday is today.

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  10. Happy birthday! I hope you will be able to celebrate in style.
    How lovely of you to have a birthday giveaway as well. I'd love to be entered, of course.

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  11. I've put your button on my sidebar! I am just hoping that not too many people will see it, although it is very prominent right at the top of the page, sigh. I am selfish.

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  12. I am a new follower and would love to be entered into your contest. I hope you enjoy your birthday, from one Carolina girl to another I hope your husband spoiled you.

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  13. I just love visiting your blog!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  14. Happy Birthday TO YOU...sorry I'm a day late though!! What a great day to celebrate your special day. Ooooo I'd love to be entered into your contest and I will try and figure out how to put your 'thing' on my sidebar for another entry. I'm excited to see what the give-away is...actually it doesn't really matter what it is..it would just be fun to win! I hope you had a wonderful day and got to do something really special. Maura

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  15. Happy Birthday! I would love to be included in your drawing.
    debby

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  16. I did it...I put the button on my side bar! I'm crossing my fingers and toes......

    Have a great day!
    Maura

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  17. And I posted your button on my sidebar give away page here: http://emsarts.blogspot.com/p/blogcandy-and-give-aways.html

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  18. A very happy birthday to you!

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  19. Happy, Happy Birthday! It's my brother's birthday too (he's 50). I've missed your posts lately and can't wait to see what you've beend buying/doing.

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  20. Hmmm, just sitting here today pondering what might be in your wonderful giveaway for that one lucky winner!

    Have a great day!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  21. Well, how intriguing! I'll certainly be checking back in to see the giveaways. I became a follower of your just 2 days ago after reading your posts about the Lexington Flea Market. As a matter of fact, I jotted down the address in my little agenda...I will be making a stop there this summer. :) I loved your little shopping basket you picked up. Fantastic find at a fantastic price!

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  22. How exciting and I am sure you will have all of us coming back every day till the big reveal! Have a great show!

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  23. Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I can't wait to see your blog with pictures of your giveaway on it! I am sooo excited, as I know others are too, about your really neat giveaway!

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

    Blessings.
    ~Lynn

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  24. Happy Birthday! How nice of you have a giveaway to celebrate!

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  25. Hi Liz! Thanks for visiting me and so glad to hear about your giveaway. It sounds exciting! I am a new follower, too. Have a wonderful week!
    Beth

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday! This giveaway sounds very intriguing, and I would love to win. Thank you so much for the chance!
    Happy Sunday!
    Carol

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  27. Happy Birthday! I'm an April baby too.

    I usually asked not to be included in giveaways but my curiosity has the better of me. So I'm in!

    I really wish I could go junking where you do!

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  28. Cool I hope that I can be the ONE! Happy Earth Day! I am a little late because I had a really hard week but I am glad you did an Earth Day Post! I love the Birthday card I have that one too! Hope your show went great! I am off to put your button on my blog!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  29. I am already a follower! I added your button to my blog!!
    Thanks for offering!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  30. What a very fun giveaway. Happy Birthday!

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  31. I am a new follower. Thanks for entering me in your fun birthday giveaway :-)

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  32. happy birthday to you!!! and lucky you, you are at a new show....soooooo jealous...please enter me, I love suprises!!!!

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  33. Oh and hope you had the most wonderful birthday!:)

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  34. Thanx for following!:) Just added your button to my sidebar for y our giveaway!

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  35. Hi and thank you for your visit and sweet comments..and Happy,Happy Birthday.
    I would love to be entered in your giveaway..
    Can't wait to see what you've found in your treasure hunting.

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  36. Are we supposed to leave separate entries for each thing? I hope so,since that's the way I'm doing. :).
    I am a new follower..tho I thought I was already a follower..and as a p.s I'm a fellow SITSah..

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  37. Tis me again..I have your button posted on my right top sidebar...Hope your birthday was a wonderful one..

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  38. I'm having a lot of fun going through your archives. I used to have a small antiques business and know the thrill of THE HUNT! Looking at some of your recent posts at the flea markets is like being there myself. Well, almost. You know what I mean. Have a very Happy Birthday.

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  39. happy belated birthdaY!!
    please count me in!!

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  40. G'morning, Liz..Happy Belated Birthday.
    You will find your 50's are glorious...
    I hope things are going great in your world...

    Since I've already won a WONDERFUL drawing of yours, please don't add my name to your hat. I'm giving my chance to someone else. It sounds like a very inviting giveaway.
    xo bj

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  41. Well, I just found you and became a follower. And guess what...we share the same birthday! Except I turned 30 this year. Happy belated Birthday!!!!!!!!!
    Sarah
    Handbagsnpigtails.blogspot.com
    esgutierrez4@msn.com

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  42. ok, just typed a long message & it wouldnt go through:(
    Just found you and became a follower. And we have the same birthday! I turned 30 this year
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com
    esgutierrez4@msn.com

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  43. Wellllllll Happy Birthday (belated) to you! I just hit 53, who knew? I can remember counting years just to get to 1975 and thought THAT was an eternity.
    And a give-away w/it. Oh my! I'm still enjoying my winnings from your 14 Days of Love. (THanks, again!)
    That's going to be some calculating for entries! But someone will be very happy.
    In the meantime, I sure hope you've had a very happy 53rd and that your show is productive and be safe! Jenn

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  44. I did grab and add your button to my blog - but I agree with BJ, as inviting as it sounds, I'll do same and step aside so someone else can enjoy your give-away! Hope you can stop by and see your button on my blog! Jenn

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  45. Thank you for becoming a follower on my blog. I look forward to seeing more posts, it makes me feel like im still in North Carolina.

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  46. How sweet of you to offer a giveaway in honor of Earth Day AND your Birthday! Happy Birthday to you and count me in! I'm already a happy and faithful follower of your wonderful blog!
    And that B.J. is so darn sweet isn't she? Just love that lady.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  47. Count me in Liz. I hope your trip to Cameron went well today and I hope to see you on Saturday. Well back to last minute details - lots of painting and stuff.
    tammy

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  48. Just popped by to say hello!
    I must say I am green with envy of your flea markets. Love raking about for collectibles, but we have few here that are that good.
    Jenny

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  49. I was very happy to stumble across your blog.. love it.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  50. Hello there!
    What a nice giveaway! I'd love a chance to enter and I just became your newest follower!
    Happy day to you!
    Christina :)

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  51. Just stopping by and visiting you today!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  52. What a wonderful giveaway. I'm already a follower but will post it on my blog for others to see. Happy belated birthday to you.

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  53. Since I am already a follower I placed your button on my blog to let my readers know of your wonderful giveaway.
    Happy belated, Liz.

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  54. Happy belated birthday! Just found your log and it's wonderful. Thanks so much.
    Marilyn

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  55. Hoping your Birthday was a Hoot!!!
    *hugs*deb

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  56. Hi! Just wanted to stop by and say Hi!!
    Hope you're having a great day!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  57. A very belated Happy Birthday to you..i hope you had a FABULOUS day!!! xx

    i'm a first time visitor and i must say i LOVE your gorgeous blog! i share your love of all things vintage and i must say you have some gorgeous treasures!

    i would love to be included in your giveaway and i will also pop your button on my blog :) cheers, Marian xx

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  58. Another beautiful day and I thought I'd stop by and say hi!

    Have a wonderful day and weekend too!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  59. Are you kidding me....the wait was so worth...this is the most generous giveaway and the fact that you did all of this while packing and unpacking and working your butt off...thank you for the opp!!
    Enjoy your weekend xOxO Nerina

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  60. Just stopping by again...

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  61. Just added your button to my sidebar!
    http://www.avintagetouch.blogspot.com

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  62. I am now following you, please add one more entry.

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  63. Happy Belated Birthday! This sounds like a fabulous giveaway! Please include me. ;)
    gail

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  64. Blogger is being very stubborn.
    here is my second entry for becoming a follower.
    thanks!
    gail

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  65. Lynn,
    I just found you because Trash to Treasure alerted us to your giveaway. I am in a few doll ning sites, but don't have my own blog yet. So, I hope you accept a new comer to the crowd to enter your giveaway. My name is Teresa and I am at: tscat@sbcglobal.net
    Thanks so very much!
    =^..^=

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  66. Oh! And Happy, Happy Birthday!
    Wow! 22 items in your wonderful giveaway!
    Thank you!
    Teresa S.
    tscat@sbcglobal.net

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  67. Love your blog. I just became a follower. Sounds like a great giveaway. I'm having one too @adoctorinthehouse.blogspot.com Thanks!

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  68. I hope your birthday was lovely and you are still celebrating! My son shares your Earth Day birthday so we celebrated too!

    I am a happy new follower!

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  69. I posted your giveaway button on my sidebar! Close to the top, just like you asked!

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  70. Just thought I'd stop by and say hi!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  71. I would love to be win your giveaway.
    Kelly Bookend Diaries
    http://bookenddiaries.blogspot.com

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  72. Lynn...so wants to win this ...and I am not going to get in her way...as I am feeling very generous.
    She is very diligent in doing all that is required.
    Hope she makes it....to the short list.

    Rose

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  73. Happy Birthday! How kind you are. I would love to win your fantastic giveaway! I am a new follower. I am plcing your blog on my bloglist..not as an entry, but because it's so nice.

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  74. I have posted your button on my blog sidebar
    http://mynotsohurriedlife.blogspot.com/

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  75. awesome giveaway- please enter me! Love your blog
    Jennifer
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  76. new follower #2

    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  77. I am a new follower
    ejxd95@gmail.com

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  78. Oh goody!! Consider me entered and I have everything crossed in hopes of winning!!!
    Lynn

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  79. Hi again!!
    I am a follower!
    count me in the giveaway again!
    Loui♥

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  80. Happy birthday tooooooo you!
    count me in as a winner!
    Loui♥

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  81. I am your new follower #187!

    Deborah in North Carolina

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  82. I have added your giveaway button to my sidebar.

    Deborah in North Carolina

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  83. How exciting! I would love to enter your mysterious giveaway!

    Deborah in North Carolina

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  84. Well, I'm late! But Happy Birthday! :) Yes, please count me in! I love surprises although curiosity kills me so I'm off to check out the hints. ;)

    Roeshel

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  85. I hope you had a Happy Birthday !Please enter me in your give away.
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  86. I am now a happy follower of your blog. ;~)

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  87. Sounds like a lovely giveaway and hope you had a great birthday! Please enter me! Thanks for the opportunity.
    Hope you'll visit my blog and enter my giveaway as well!

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  88. I am now a follower and as I browsed through a few posts, I think I will be visiting often, love your blog!

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  89. Thank yhou for the chance to join your giveaway! I have signed up as a new follower of your blog and have added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy. Please stop by when you have a moment - I'd love to welcome you to my family of Kindred Spirits as well!

    Hugs
    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  90. Happy Belated Birthday Liz. I just read about you giveaway and wanted to check it out. What a generous soul you are! I just had my 50th birthday on April 14th and Neil my other half had his 57th birthday on April 25th. So we're right there with you girl. I'm glad I found your blog and can tell already I'm going to be checking back often. Oh' and I love you're blog name. I'm also a G.R.I.T.S.!!!! What a great mixture for your family. Please include me in your very generous giveaway.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

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  91. Hey Liz. I add your giveaway button on my sidebar. You can view it here: http://cottonpickincute.blogspot.com/

    Have a beautiful weekend...Tracy :)

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  92. I'm your newest follower.

    Smiles....Tracy :)

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  93. I just got through looking at you post A Spring Sonata. That's a perfect name for it too. Even though I get an extra entry for the comment, I already feel like I got a cheery gift just getting to see the gorgeous flowers.

    I could probably stay here all day visiting but my family wouldn't like it. See you again soon.

    xxoo's...Tracy :)

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  94. As my mother told me, better late than pregnant. Happy Birthday, wayyyy late, (to you and Earth.)

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  95. What a wonderful giveaway to celebrate your birthday and earth day. Happy Birthday. Please enter me in your drawing.

    Willow

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  96. Happy Birthday and Happy Earth Day! But please don't include me in the drawing. (Oh, I knew your giveaway would be wonderful...I just think that my living overseas would make it very unfair for you if I won! Super great for me but not so great for you.)

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