Oh, Just A Few GALLONS of Pixie Dust! - A July/August 2012 TR

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  1. Nermel9

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    I know how you feel with meeting Mary Poppins, I never think any of them will do a good enough job! Although, I've never met her, or a princess, or anyone who can talk to me, but I always judge the Mary Poppinses. :laughing: I'd like to meet one someday, it sounds like fun!

    Your pics of the World Showcase are killing me. I want to be there NOW. :sad1: Isn't the Canada move great? I always leave there wanting to plan a trip to Canada, but then I remember, there's no Disney in Canada! :rotfl2:

    Wow, we're getting to the end of your trip already? I feel like you were just there! :sad2: You HAVE to take the monorail over the ferry. I am so excited to be staying at a MONORAIL resort in a few weeks, so I can take that baby everywhere I go! :banana::banana::banana: I'll probably just hop on it and ride it around the loop a couple of times, just for fun!
     
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  3. marDgreen88

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    Oh, me too. It's the worst! I know, I mean I always really liked Epcot, but something about this trip just made my love for it go through the roof! I just love it so much! Hahah yeah, she was awesome!

    Hahah NOPE. NOT WEIRD AT ALL. Totally normal.

    Ugh, they just stink to high Heaven! BOO.


    AHH ME TOO! I would be in Norway, definitely. Hahah. Oh yes, you should definitely watch one of their shows! It was so great!

    Oh my goodness, I cannot wait for the show! I'm actually glad you said that! I figured it wouldn't be identical to the movie, so yeah! That's good to know! Oh you should do it next time! That's such a cute idea.

    Hhaha I have SO many of them. But I'm physically incapable of walking past it and NOT taking a picture! :rotfl:

    I DO THAT, TOO! I mean, it's the monorail. And the views are Disney. Seriously, nothing better!

    Oooh! I thought this latest episode was SO good! I totally didn't see the whole thing with Prince Phillip coming... but it's so nice to know how he ended up meeting Mulan in the first place!


    It was a great one! I loved it. Oh my gosh, I've been wanting to go to breakfast at 1900 PF forever! I bet that's a great place to meet Mary... and it's like the ONLY place you can meet the Mad Hatter, right? He looks like a hoot and a half.

    Aww, me too! Well... I might have something in the works. Nothing is definite yet, and I don't know if/when it will be. I'm very hopeful though! And of course, as soon as I find out I get to go back, I will post it on here immediately!


    I did! Girl, if you think downloading a song makes you weird... then you don't even want to know how weird I am. HAHAHA. I feel like I knew that they did that in the musical, but it slipped my mind! I can't wait to see it!!!!

    Me too. Oh man, you should have!!! Who needs work? ;)


    Awww thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Oh goodness, I just did NOT want to leave! It was just too sad. :laughing:

    I KNOW! I can't believe it either! Wahhhhh.


    I'm beginning to think it might be my favorite park, too! Of course, I haven't seen New Fantasyland yet, so I cannot decide until then! :lmao:

    Hahah I was a mess! It was too funny! She didn't even bat an eyelash!


    It was! I'm not quite done yet though, I still have an (almost) full day at MK to cover! :thumbsup2

    OH my goodness, it was the cutest thing ever.


    Is it really? Well, ya picked a good one! Haha that's too funny about your brother!

    Well, maybe! I was just wishing I could have gotten the whole thing out!

    Hahha well it wasn't quite my last monorail ride, but it was... second to last! :( BOO.


    OH yay! Hey girl! Nice to hear from you again! I noticed a new TR in your signature, so I'm gonna come check it out! Thank you!!! I know, I don't want it to be over yet! Thankfully I still have almost a full day to cover, since our flight didn't leave until night time. PHEW! :laughing:

    Aww, well thank you! I feel like at the time, there was a reason for me taking it, but I don't even know anymore. Hahha, oh well!

    Leaving... it's just not fun. I don't know why they make us do that. ;)


    Hahah yes! It just feels so weird that they're Mary Poppins without being Julie Andrews. Oh well, she was awesome. You should meet her! They're all super sweet, I promise!

    Oh man... they're killing me, too! I love it so much. SO MUCH. Yes, I loved the Canada movie! I have to admit though... that song made me laugh. You know the one I'm talking about? "Canadaaaaa, Canada!!! My Canada!!" Yeah, I clearly don't know the words, but it made us laugh. :p Hahah yeah, there is definitely no Disney in Canada. What's that about? HAHA.

    RIGHT? I'm surprised, too! I mean, I've been writing about this day for a long time and I still feel like I shouldn't be almost done. THE GOOD NEWS, though, is that I still have the whole evening and the next day to talk about! We didn't leave until 6:00 or so!
     
  4. amandaw

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    What a fun meet & greet with Mary Poppins!! :goodvibes

    I'm so sorry you were so sad to leave EPCOT. :hug: I think we all know how that feels.

    That little baby on the monorail sounds so cute and sweet!!
     
  5. marDgreen88

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    It was so fun! Mary knows her stuff, I'm telling ya!

    Aww thanks. Hahaha I really, really was. Yeah, we definitely do! One of the greatest things about the DIS is that people just GET IT!

    Oh my goodness, it was so unexpected and adorable! It really felt like he was playing peek a boo with her because she was sad. Ahhh it was just too precious!
     
  6. Aussiesalad

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    Oh my goodness, I LOVE your interaction with Mary Poppins!!
    I get super awkward around a lot of characters despite the fact I am super excited to meet them. I'm just a social mess :rotfl:

    Oh I love the showcase players so much! They seriously pick the best people to be part of their shows!

    That sky is so freaking blue!!!

    Awww leaving is the worst! I totally draw out the exiting process as much as possible. 10 bathroom stops and checking out every kiosk and store is kind of essential. Must.Not.Leave!
     
  7. marDgreen88

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    Hahah thank you! It was so funny! Oh my goodness, I'm the same way! I get especially nervous when the characters can talk back. When it's a fur character I can just say something really dorky and they'll just clap and hug me or something, so it's not as bad. :lmao:

    I know! You know the second male part? Not the king, but the other one? I forget what his specific role was called, but the guy in our show was SO INTO IT. It was hysterical!

    It was an unbelievably beautiful day! I had the sunburn to prove it! Hahaha.

    Leaving IS the worst. BOO!
     
  8. amazingact21

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    That sounds like an awesome Mary Poppins meet and greet! I can't believe you got to spell with her. Totally takes away from the awkwardness of her not being Julie Andrews. :rotfl:


    Leaving the parks on your last night is just about the saddest thing in the world. You try to find as many ways as possible to procrastinate exiting, and then you can't help but take that infamous "last look back." :sad1: Makes me sad just thinking about it.
     
  9. beachphotog

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    I am FINALLY caught up with your TR!

    Seriously, if we ever met in real life, I think we would instantly be friends. I hope that's not too weird or anything... But for real, your humor, and sarcasm? It's gotta happen.

    Anyway, now that I am done being slightly creepy:confused3...
    I know what you mean about serious post Disney depression. I am planning fake trips, looking at pictures, pining away. But for 2 months after my trip, the mere mention of Disney was enough to send me to tears.

    Thanks for the great updates! Can't wait thread about your.:sniff:. last day.:scared:
     
  10. marDgreen88

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    It was!!! It really was. Hahah I felt like such a privileged soul.

    IT IS. It's the worst thing!! HOWEVER, the good news is that we still had a day of fun at Magic Kingdom ahead! This thing isn't over yet! :laughing:


    HOORAY!!!! Thanks!

    I'm sure we would! Hahah no no no, not weird at all! I totally get what you mean. There are a lot of people on here that I feel that way about, and I completely get it! Thank you!! I bet we will definitely meet one day! Sooner or later our trips are bound to overlap!

    Hahahah I totally get it. SIGH, not being in Disney is the pits! Why don't I live there? Sometimes I just don't get it, really.

    You're so welcome, thank you for catching back up and I'm very glad you enjoyed them! Yeah, that darn last day... had to happen eventually. Thankfully it was a pretty full day before leaving. :thumbsup2
     
  11. AGPrincess

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    When you use the word "weird" in this last update, I assume you mean "awesome," because from the sound of it that's what you are! :goodvibes

    LOVED your interaction with Mary and am totally impressed by how much of the spelling you remembered - I do not think I would've gotten that far! :rotfl: Also I had to go listen to Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious on youtube because of this. ;)

    I think we must be twins or something, because I just posted on my trip report about how I was taking completely unneccessary photos of our room at the Grand just to postpone departure. It's SO TRUE. You just never want to leave Disney!! :sad2:

    The stories that you see unfold on the monorail are the BEST. Just watching the expressions of the little kids is completely entertaining.

    LOVE THIS because it it SO EXACTLY the way I feel too. :goodvibes

    Can't wait for more!!
     
  12. marDgreen88

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    Oh yes, definitely! I don't use the word weird in a bad way! Hahha it's just a fact of life: I am a weirdo. :lmao: BUT THANK YOU! You're too kind, and quite awesome yourself!

    Hahha well I've had a whole lifetime to practice! It's always been really important to me to know how to spell it.

    It's TOO funny that you said that, because I said something VERY similar on your TR earlier! I didn't even realize you said that on here! :rotfl:

    Oh my gosh, it was honestly the cutest thing! That baby really knew how to cheer the little girl up and it was just precious!

    MONORAILS ALL THE WAY!!! :hyper:

    Update tomorrow! Wooooo.
     
  13. marDgreen88

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    The One Where I Get Prematurely Nostalgic

    August 2, 2012


    When I got off the monorail after my second to last ride of the trip, I looked around me and suddenly I was just nostalgic about EVERYTHING. The Contemporary was like home to me as soon as I set foot inside it the first time on this trip, and now that it was winding down, I was just SAD. I just love that place!

    I know that it's one of the more 'unpopular' resorts as far as Deluxe goes, and I can honestly say that I don't understand that! Even though (admittedly) it wasn't my first choice for this trip, I always have wanted to stay there. Though I technically still haven't stayed at the Contemporary! (I don't count BLT as the same thing. Because well, it isn't. It's fine, I have an excuse to stay in the tower one day! If you didn't know, it's my goal to stay at all the resorts one day, and I'm trying really hard to stay at them all before I do a repeat stay. This way, I can see everything that Disney has to offer! So far, so good. I don't have a designated resort 'home' and that way I can count the WHOLE of Disney as my home. This is how my mind works.)

    ANYWAYS...

    Premature nostalgia was in full force at this point, and I was taking pictures of the most random little details.

    Oh, you wanted examples? Alright.

    THIS was on the window of the BVG store (Bay View Gifts). It is the CONTEMPORARY in mini form on the store window. Every time I would pass by and see it I just couldn't help but "AWWW" out loud!

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    In between picture taking, I stopped and was nostalgic on the skyway bridge. While I was standing there, I happened to see two very familiar people walking on the ground below! It was my dad and Jacob! Hahaha. They were heading to the BLT pool after taking a little dip in the Contemporary pool! We had one of those obnoxious yelling at each other from afar conversations that all innocent bystanders love to witness. I told them I wanted to come and join them in a little while, because I still hadn't gone in the BLT pool yet!

    COMMENCE PICTURE TAKING.

    I had just walked FROM that area, but I wanted to show you what the door to the skyway bridge looked like! (Sorry it's fuzzy. I guess I was too nostalgic to care about photo clarity.)

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    THIS gorgeous, wonderful, GENIUS of a painting was hanging in the hallway next to the elevator. I want it. I want it hanging above my nonexistent mantle or something. If I'm Gaston, the monorail is my buck. (But I wouldn't kill it.) ;)

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    We were on the 11th floor. Why wouldn't I want to remember it in photo form? Really, though. If you have ever stayed at BLT, or even BEEN there, you know how amazing the elevator is and how she (the elevator... we'll call her Effie.... Effie the elevator) always made sure to tell you when you arrived on your floor. I can hear her lovely voice now.

    "Eleventh floor."

    Sigh. Effie has such a way with words.

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    After I got off the elevator, I had to take another look at the pool view from the hallway. It's such a pretty pool! (If you look REALLY hard, you might be able to spot my dad and Jacob down there!)

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    MY HOME!!!

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    Meanwhile, my mom and Anna had taken the ferry from the TTC to the Magic Kingdom and had gotten some great pictures of their own!

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    Then they walked back from the Magic Kingdom boat dock!

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    Seriously though, one of those people on the bridge was probably me (being nostalgic, of course).

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    What I wouldn't give to be back there RIGHT NOW... SIGH.

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    Here come the monorails... SIGH SIGH SIGH.

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    Soon enough, they were back in the room. They found me taking pictures of THIS.

    (I wanted to show you what the balcony looked like from the room, apparently.)

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    Then I went out to the OTHER balcony to get this gem of a photo. It was the beginning of a BEAUTIFUL Bay Lake sunset!

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    Then I switched balconies AGAIN. (This time I had a good reason. I had to change to go swimming!)

    I really miss seeing the monorail outside my window. I really don't understand why my house/bedroom windows do not provide such a view.

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    I also really miss seeing THIS outside my window.

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    Since I apparently had a brain fart every time we went swimming, I left my camera in the room AGAIN!!! Thankfully, Anna took her phone and got this one!

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    I think I had planned to come back the next morning and take pictures of both of the pools in detail, but unfortunately I just never got time to do that. That just means I'll have to stay there again and take some, no big deal.

    We had so much fun at the pool! It was a perfect way to spend our last evening in Disney. We just swam around and had a good time! Whenever I'm in a pool, I always do 'pull ups' on the side of the pool. I really don't know why, but for some reason I find it amusing.

    We also all went down the slide several times! This slide was SO much fun, and the walk to get to the top is seriously gorgeous! It almost looks like you're inside of a giant igloo or something because of all the clearish/blueish tiles. It's SO pretty. And yall, this slide is SO FAST. Those slides just knock the wind out of me, but they're so much fun!

    AND I KID YOU NOT, one of the times I went down so hard that the nail polish literally fell off some of my toe nails. SO SERIOUS! Like, sitting at the top of the slide I remember looking at my feet and noticing my pretty purple toenails while waiting for the light to turn green, and then a few minutes later when I went again, I noticed that two of my toenails had no trace of purple whatsoever. I seriously cracked up at that! I MEAN, you know a water slide is intense when...

    We stayed at the pool until it was dark out. UGH, again I wish I had my camera because the pool is gorgeous at night! It just lights up in all these different colors and it's so beautiful!

    We went back up to the room, and I took a really quick shower and got dressed again. We started some laundry, and then my mom and I made an impulsive decision to go check out BVG to pick out some souvenirs! At this point the only thing I had purchased so far was the SPRAY FAN! Isn't that hilarious?

    We had to hurry though! It was getting close to 9:30, and I was NOT about to miss my last chance to watch The Magic, The Memories, and You and Wishes from my balcony. I had grown accustomed to a certain lifestyle, you see. (Hahah.) Honest to God, we left the room at 9:22, ran to Contempo to fill up everyone's mugs with soda, went to the store, found some things we wanted (that my mom and dad would buy the next day), and stopped to watch a couple minutes of the Electrical Water Pageant on the skyway bridge...

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    ... AND we made it back to the room and out to the balcony with time to spare before MMY started!

    PROS.

    Yep.

    We settled in for one last viewing of some incredible nighttime entertainment from our HIGHLY incredible balcony. Sadly, I now know that it was also the last time I would see MMY... EVER. Wahh. I proceeded to cry through the entirety of both shows.

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    When they were over, I stayed out on that balcony for AT LEAST an hour, just soaking it all up and enjoying it. That resort, that villa, that balcony, that VIEW... it all felt like home to me and the fact that I was leaving the next evening just broke my heart to bits! Yes, BITS. Unfortunately, I had to go back in eventually so I could pack up everything. We had an early morning ahead of us!

    Eventually, we all settled in for our last night. I was going to miss that bed, yall. (I still miss that bed. It was just SO COMFORTABLE!)

    At one point during the night, there was a thunder storm. One of the rolls of thunder was SO INSANELY LOUD, that it literally shook the building! It was intense!

    I really had a hard time sleeping that night too. I was anxious about leaving, I tell you!

    Let's not get ahead of ourselves, though. We're not leaving yet! Oh, no sir! We still have a fun filled day ahead of us! After all, our flight doesn't take off until 8:59 PM!

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  14. Victoriasmom98

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    Loved this update. You feel the same why I do when it's the "last" night of the trip. ** sigh**. Can't wait to hear about departure day!
     
  15. marDgreen88

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    GOOD DAY TO YOU ALL.

    It's video time again.

    Woooooooooooo.

    This video is ALL WORLD SHOWCASE, ALL THE TIME. It includes: a ride on the Gran Fiesta Tour (with me singing better than anyone else you've ever heard sing), a few brief seconds at Akershus INCLUDING KIM THE WAITER ('pause' will come in handy), the Voices of Liberty, and more!

    World Showcase EXTRAVAGANZA! (Exaggeration.)

    ENJOY and hey, have a nice day.

    One more video to go!

    Continued in Next Video Post
     
  16. Disney9.9.10

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    I get premature nostalgia as well - it may be an illness lol It is so awful to think that you have to go back home and you won't be able to see all of the Disney goodness from your bedroom anymore. My little brother and I have also talked about staying in every resort on property. I've already repeated a few, and there are a couple I'm not crazy about, but I'll still give it a go!

    It sounds like you had a great night at the pool. I can't wait to read about what you did for your last day!
     
  17. marDgreen88

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    Thank you! Aww yeah, it's just ROUGH! Hahah, SIGH indeed. SIGH! :laughing: Thanks for reading!!!

    I think you're totally right. It probably IS an illness. Yeah, I still wake up in the middle of the night sometimes and look out the window and just get SAD because there's NO CASTLE THERE! :( Yeah, I think it's a fun goal to have! I mean, I'm not exactly chomping at the bit to staying at say... Fort Wilderness Cabins, but I'll give them a try someday! I've already got the All Stars out of the way (not that I don't love them, because I actually do) but considering they're value resorts (aka, affordable) I'm sure I'll stay at one or more of them again someday.

    We did have fun at the pool! Pools are just fun. Hahah. :goodvibes
     
  18. celeste.

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    I've always wanted to stay at the Contemporary. It looks so nice and I would love being so close to Magic Kingdom!
    The view you have from your balcony is great!! I would love to have that view from my bedroom! :laughing:
    Can't wait to hear about the rest of your trip! :)
     
  19. mermaid764

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    I'm finally all caught up! Yay and just in time to catch your new update :goodvibes

    Lol I was actually greatful for all the updates I missed as it provided entertainment while I was in the hospital....and btw everyone that saw the pictures on your TR while I was in there completely loved em

    The coming of the end of a trip is always so sad, especially if you don't know when you're going to be coming back, I always find that the absolute worst.

    The BLT pool always looks so gorgeous in pictures....especially the tiles on the waterslide, and I totally cracked up at your nail polish story...too funny!

    There were literally about a thousand things I wanted to comment on from all the updates I missed but of course I didn't write them down and now can't remind almost all of them.

    I do know that I was going to comment on how I always love your full house references, I will forever miss that show :confused3

    Also that was so exciting that you guys got extra credits added for free! Nobody can ever compare to the magic of disney...nothing can ever equal it and that's that.

    I know there was more things I wanted to say but noperz can't remember and I really need to get off the Dis as I'm supposed to be going wedding dress shopping today so if I happen to remember them later I will have to come back and comment then.

    Can't wait to hear all about your last day :cool1:
     
  20. SoNotAPrincess

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    There is nothing sadder in life than the knowledge that a Disney vacation is coming to an end! I usually have two lists at the end of a trip...one for the things I didn't do that I absolutely MUST do and one for the things I did but absolutely must do AGAIN. It usually makes for a very intense last day.

    LOL...I was going to post, "you know it's a great waterslide when..." and then you said it. We are scary in sync! :rotfl:

    Bay Lake Tower speaks to me through your TR. "I'm so pretty...you love me...come stay here...NOW!"
     
  21. marDgreen88

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    WELL YAY! So many people around here seem to never want to stay there. I just don't really get it! It's a ca-lassic. :rotfl:

    Oh my gosh, it will seriously never be topped! Never. I mean... never. :laughing:

    Ahh I'm sad that I'm already about to be talking about my last day (even though it was almost six months ago)!


    HOORAY! Wait, omg, WHAT? You were in the hospital? Omg! Are you okay? AHH!

    Hahah I'm glad people liked the pictures though. Thank you to those people. :laughing:

    Ugh, I know! Right? Seriously every time I've been to Disney I haven't had another trip planned yet, and it just blows. One of these days I want to go and know EXACTLY when I'll be back! :lmao:

    It really is beautiful. Oh my gosh, yes, that was the weirdest thing! I'm like uh... where'd it go? :rotfl:

    Don't worry about it! It's totally fine. Hahha I'm glad you love the Full House references! That show is so great.

    I agree, Disney is the best, hands down. They will do anything for their costumers. PERFECT.

    Well thank you for catching up and I appreciate your comment! Good luck wedding dress shopping!
     

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