Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alan, official spokesmodel for the 7MSN

Hey, Alan. Come on over here. I need to tell you something.


Do you have any idea how many friends you've made by being your cute little self? You are loved, little buddy. And now we're going to show them your amazing convex eyelashes. I hope they can handle it.


Do you think People magazine will put me on
the cover of their "sexiest burro alive" issue?


One step at a time. How about we start out small and make you official spokesmodel for the 7MSN? Are you ready? Go ahead...make your big announcement.

A-hem. I'm pleased to announce the grand opening of The 7MSN Ranch Mercantile over at Café Press. That's where mom got my hat made, and now you can get one just like it if you're so inclined. No pressure. We're tickled that some of you have expressed interest in "wearing the brand." If you're not a hat kind of person, there are a couple of other souvenirs over there that you might like - a mouse pad, a journal, and a big mug. We're not in this to profit off our friends, so there is no mark-up on any of this stuff.

Good job, Alan. Now tell them about the contest.

Oh, yeah, the contest. To celebrate the grand opening of our store, we're having a giveaway! Here's the scoop:

The prize: one 7MSN Ranch hat and mug
To enter: leave a comment on this post telling me what you ate for breakfast
Contest closes: Thursday, 7:00pm Mountain time
Number of winners: one
One entry per person, please. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced Friday.

Good luck!

94 comments:

  1. I always start out with coffee, as frequently mentioned here, and this morning will be oatmeal with different types of berries from my gardens and a splash of milk.

    Ooooh, those eyelashes ... ooooh, whatta picture!!!

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  2. a yogart and fruit smothie with coffee...(boring) I would like the mug if I win please :-)
    signed
    Theresa in Alberta

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  3. Uh Oh I bet Alan won't pick the first comment.Especially a boring one.Every morn coffee, coffee, fruit and english muffin. You see, you cut the muffin in half, you get two pieces. Makes your mind think you are getting more. He probably would notice me more if I had said a burro-eat-toe (breakfast burito)

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  4. I had oatmeal and a hot cup of tea for breakfast today.

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  5. I loved the 7MSN hat and was so happy that I could order one for myself. I'll be in Texas in February and I'm going to the FT Worth rodeo so I'll wear it proudly there.
    I'd like to enter the contest too just for fun. Thanks, Carson it's always such fun at your place and a good laugh for the day to boot.
    Breakfast is just toast, peanut butter, honey and a coffee.
    Best always, Sandra

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  6. A bagel with buttah...

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  7. A bowl of honeynut cheerios! Reading a post from the MSN always starts my day off right...thanks for a chance to win>

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  8. Popcorn chicken, banana, donut stick, and hot cocoa.

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  9. Seeing as it is only 7ish in the morning, breakfast so far has been a cup of coffee. Food waits til after morning chores. BTW, I love Alan and George--how interesting their lives are from their point of view!

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  10. Carlyce in Wisconsin1/20/10, 5:56 AM

    I haven't eaten any breakfast, yet. I always check out the 7MSN antics, first! (Pick me! Pick me!)

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  11. Good Morning Alan, I would love to have breakfast with you. I love my "Oats" so I have oldfashioned oat meal with grainola, peppermint tea, toast with P-nut butter. I am a grain type of girl. Love your eye lashes. They are to die for. Fl. Fan, Bev

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  12. I had a bowl of cherrios, milk and a glass of orange juice.

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  13. I'm so excited to see the store!!! Now you just need to add some t-shirts to the mix and you'll be all set! =)

    Today, I had a bagel and coffee.

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  14. first.....coffee, coffee, coffee (it's a 3 cup mornin') check out my 2 fav blogs- 7MSM & PW. Get hubby off to work - then it's a bowl of frosted shredded wheat.

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  15. I am eating my breakfast right now (which consists of a bowl of froot loops) because I have already cleaned 10 stalls, fed 15 horses and it's not even 9 am.

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  16. A multigrain bagel with peanut butter!

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  17. Congrats with your shop! And Alan with his white fluffy belly and matching eyelashes is an excellent spokesburro.

    Such a coincidence that I for once had a long coffee shop breakfast with a friend this morning! My regular oatmeal porridge black coffee breakfast was replaced by a brioche with lots of butter, fresh orange juice and caffe latte ... I will now go pray to the random.org god.

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  18. I had a french toast bagel with cream cheese.
    I love your pics, I don't think I could pick a favorite horse or burro, they are all so darn cute.
    Stephanie D
    Indiana

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  19. COFFEE and low fat yoghurt. I'm glad the contest isn't to be judges on the basis of who had the best breakfast.

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  20. oh, i want a mug! i had leftover deftige steckrueben soup. that translates to hearty rutabaga soup. it was my first time cooking with a rutabaga last night. it's a very difficult to slice vegetable!

    i hope i win for oddest breakfast!

    ~lytha in germany

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  21. I had Honey Nut Cheerios and a glass of OJ!

    I love the eyelash picture! So precious :-)

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  22. This is so embarrassing. I'm having homemade turkey pot pie. There, now you all know where the leftovers go in our house!

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  23. I always eat breakfast while visiting your place!! This morning... something new.. an orange biscut.. it was yummy! OH and always a diet coke!

    Terry in KC

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  24. WooHoo!
    Alan, I ate Raisin Bran for breakfast. Trying to stay healthy and all.

    Alan, ask your mom if your convex eyelashes cause scratching of your eyes or any other problems. Just curious.

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  25. Cinnamon bread with peanut butter and a tall glass of milk. And of course two cups of coffee. Deborah

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  26. Cereal, my standby.
    Katie

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  27. Coffee and toasted poppy seed bagel. Yum.

    My husband is going to laugh and laugh after I buy the mug. My desktop is already a series of cute asses.

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  28. colleen from nc1/20/10, 7:29 AM

    Good Morning...eating my breakfast at this very moment and it's a cinnamon bagel toasted with cream cheese and of course coffee. yum yum

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  29. I need my fiber and a bit of sweet, so Raisin Nut Bran, thank you, and a cuppa Chai tea. Everybody in the barn gets timothy hay...

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  30. Nancy in NC1/20/10, 7:40 AM

    You are so right - Alan & George have made me fall in love w/their breed! They have convinced me I need a couple of burro's when I retire! I hope I'm not disqualified because I don't "eat" my breakfast - I only have coffee.
    P.s. I think Rhonda might be pregnant. Did you see what she had for breakfast????

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  31. I was bad. I ate an Egg McMuffin from Ronald's. I was running late (again) on my way to work. :( I would rather stay home with my donkeys and draft.

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  32. Coffee! The rest of breakfast has to wait til I get back from Church this morning, but it'll be farm eggs and a mild italian sausage patty. Great burro-eye photo and I love that mouse pad.

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  33. I had
    Two flakes of Hay
    Scoop and a half of MG 12/8
    Halfa scoop of pellet rice bran

    Oh wait! That was Ransom's breakfast. :)

    I had Kashi cereal, 2% milk, and a homemade doubleshot latte.

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  34. I had cottage cheese and fruit, orange juice and coffee.

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  35. That is so cute! He definitely gets my vote for sexiest burro

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  36. In the morning, I drink my coffee as I read your blog, then head off to work, toting a yogurt and a banana that I eat about 1/2 after getting to work! By the way, I vote you the cutest burro for the magazine, and your eye lashes are just way to cute!

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  37. Wow. The mouse pad is gorgeous!


    I had orange juice and then a bowl of lucky charms with a bit of milk. It was yummy!

    Mary

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  38. Banana and protein drink. Breakfast of Burro Champions everywhere.

    :)

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  39. Generic frosted mini wheats with 2% milk, acai juice and coffee. Dull, but the truth.

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  40. Cinnamon oatmeal with home made applesauce and coffee of course!!

    Enjoy....LindaMay

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  41. My, my, my - everyone's so healthy! I'm impressed! Coffee (couple), 1 egg w/roasted onions, peppers, canadian bacon and a whole grain english muffin - yes, that's right, I am a breakfast person - can do w/out suppper, but have to have breakfast! Love the picture of the lashes - gorgeous!

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  42. Ok, this is too funny. Look at how many comments you've gotten on this post! The 7MSN Ranch Mercantile is going to be a big hit I see. :)

    LOVE the pic of Alan's eyelashes. Gorgeous.

    Peanut butter on wheat toast and black tea. Every. Single. Morning.

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  43. Congrats on your store!! YEAH!!!
    Breakfast? You mean me? Cause I fed everyone else and I'm running on coffee. Thinking of some spicy chicken noodles... I'm wishing I was Anon at the McD's though. That sounds DELISH!

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  44. Breakfast will be grapenuts....yum!

    Great job Spokesman Alan! You are a beautiful and eloquent speaker.

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  45. No breakfast. Just coffee. But no coffee while reading your blog!

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  46. Dolly Madison Chocolate Zingers & sweet tea. Love your website!

    Have a great day!

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  47. He is the cutest little 4 legged critter!
    Continental breakfast at the Comfort Inn in Durham, NC.....blueberry waffle, hard boiled egg with pepper, raspberry yogurt and a cup and a 1/2 of yummy coffee. I was starving this morning!
    Congrats on your new online store!

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  48. Very cute. Of course he could be the sexiest burro alive but he may have competition from his brother.

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  49. Coffee with half & half, a banana and 3 logs of string cheese. The coffe is good but would be much improved if served with burro. They are so cute butt to butt.

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  50. Good job, Alan! You make a lovely spokesburro.

    My breakfast consisted of one glass of OJ and two cups of coffee. I know...shame on me!

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  51. The world's best cereal -- Supper Nutty Toffee Clusters from Trader Joe's!

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  52. Breakfast was a dark chocolate cherry granola bar and a cup of chai. What I really wanted was a green chile breakfast burrito. They don't make them where I live and since it was a workday, I didn't have time to make one myself.

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  53. Alan you are my favorite just don't tell Smooch.I had yogurt with bannanas oranges and blueberries

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  54. protein bar
    and then (still hungry) some almonds and then (still hungry) lemon pound cake. so i do start out trying to do the right thing.

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  55. gotta start with coffee and today I had a healthy fruit and protein shake. Absolutely love your blog!

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  56. I was worried about the eyelashes scratching Alan's eyes, but since CeeCee already asked about that, I won't. Congratulations on your store! I do want to win something with the burros on it! Breakfast? Oops - didn't eat it yet. Have just had my big mug of ice water so far, but these comments have me thinking - probably oatmeal with a banana sliced on top. And hot chocolate!!

    Nancy in Iowa

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  57. A bologna sammich with horseradish. I'm not kidding.

    Alan, my Miss Honky Tonk Girl has a crush on you.

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  58. Coffee and toast with peanut butter... same thing every day!

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  59. Jimmy Dean breakfast bowl with "my" coffee (diet Mt. Dew). This is my 1st time posting, but I read everyday and like everyone else, love your blog.

    Wendy in Wisconsin

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  60. Sam's Club cappaccino in my beat up Starbuck's cup...yum!

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  61. I started out with my morning coffee. We're retired so when hubby got up we had breakfast. I had 1 slice of oatnut toast with 1 egg (fried hard) and 1/4 bowl of leftover chicken soup (hot). Unbalanced but delicious!

    Marge

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  62. Had I known what y'all ate for breakfast before I posed the question, I would have decided the contest winner by "least nutritious" or "strangest"! Be that as it may, I had three cups of coffee and two packets of sugar-free maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal. And like most of you, it's the same breakfast five days a week. (On weekends, I splurge and have eggs and green chile.)

    About those (((( eyelashes. George's are convex, too, just not as full and lush. I think it must be a burro thing. Looks to me like they've evolved that way to protect the eyeball from the dust and wind of the desert.

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  63. Rhonda, I LOVED your breakfast! Sounds delish.

    I had kefir poured over a sliced banana with blueberries sprinkled on top. Yummm!

    I didn't know burros had convex eyelashes - how cute. I'll bet that does screen out the dust. And great news about the mercantile. And...and we have a contest to boot.

    I never know what kind of doin's I'll find at the 7MSN ranch!

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  64. Whole Wheat English Muffin and OJ

    ( Nothing like a little contest to bring out the lurkers !) :)

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  65. Steel cut oats with soy milk, agave syrup and walnuts.

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  66. Half of my boss' southwestern style omelet w/cheesy hashbrowns. Yum!

    KarenTX

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  67. Thanks for the opportunity at your very cool stuff..and I had half a turkey sandwich on 12 grain bread with a dab of fat free mayo. Also a nice shot of coffee...that way it is eaten while driving to work. I too live in the middle of Nowhere! :)

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  68. Caught me on a great day. Scrambled eggs with tomatillos---only no tomatillos so I used salsa verde---and I add onions and a jalapeno,diced. Throw in some hash browns and now I am stuffed. Usually it is only decaf coffee and what could be more boring.

    Hell, I'm retired!!

    gramps

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  69. A Double Shot Mocha Latte without whip cream. But it would have tasted so much better out of a burro mug.

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  70. Congratulations Carson! I know the Mercantile will be a resounding success!!

    Alan - you are destined for stardom little buddy! Your grace and poise in front of the camera will take you far. Just don't lose your humility - being spokesburro is a demanding job, but I know you'll just bat those fabulous lashes and everyone will fall at your hooves :)

    Breakfast today was blueberry waffles, bacon and Diet Coke. I know, I know, but I hate coffee (hope that doesn't disqualify me - lol)

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  71. Peaches and Cream yogurt, wheat bagel with veggie cream cheese! YUMMIE

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  72. Earl Grey Tea - can't start the day without it! Then later on yoghurt and a banana.
    Alan is the most adorable donkey ever :)

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  73. OH NO! You had to pick TODAY to ask?! I am a dedicated Cheerio's fan. I eat it every morning....except today. Today I made a breakfast sandwich out of a buttermilk muffin (from dinner last night) bacon, pepper jack cheese and an egg. It was sooooo good. I'm ashamed-but that's what I had.
    Reb
    oh. I guess I could have lied.....That's right. I had Cheerio's

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  74. Post Great Grains with raisins and dates and a cup of coffee. Then came to work and my coworker brought in cinnamon rolls. Sugar high!

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  75. An egg-in-the-hole made with homemade bread and fresh cranberry relish topped with homemade yogurt. And to drink, chrysanthymum tea.

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  76. I ate Red Hot Blues corn chips with Picante sauce for breakfast this morning.

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  77. Coffee, more coffee, then a fried egg sandwich after I gathered eggs and did chores.

    Great eyelashes!

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  78. For breakfast I feasted on loving comments from my blog friends while swilling coffee.

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  79. I started Weight Watchers yesterday so I had pineapple and cottage cheese! I know stupid to post as anonymous but trust me I'll check back! I feel so lucky that I happened to get one of the first batch of the calendars. Love it, love it. Later...

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  80. Carson,

    I had a bagel and a "shmear." So what else would IU eat.

    Glass a tea to wash it down.

    Oy!

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  81. Plain kefir with agave syrup and a handful of almonds, blueberries and blackberries. Followed by a bucket of coffee, which still wasn't quite enough.

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  82. I don't eat breakfast every day. But, when I do I drink a Carnation Instant Breakfast. Soooo boring, I know. But maybe if I had a cute mug to drink it out of....

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  83. Banilla organic yogurt with Kashi sprinkled on it. Some coffee with toxic flavored creamer, some OJ and lots of vitamins. I am missing my calendar from last year. The boys were so cute!

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  84. Granola bar & Honey Crisp apple.

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  85. I love Alan :) Glad he's been given the honour of "spokesmodel"

    Breakfast? Kinda ashamed, granola bar and a can of Pepsi.
    (I was on the run to do errands and get in some qualities time with my "ponies" before work)

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  86. Well......I intended to eat breakfast, was running late and ended up with a venti vanilla latte!

    Hmmmmm.....would have looked nice in an Alan mug!

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  87. I woke up this morning I had half a glass of water to wash down my meds; then got a White Chocolate Caramel Mocha from Dutch Bros. coffee stand and headed out for my caregivers job in a neighboring town. If Alan decides my "breakfast" was entirely too strange could he put me down for a mouse pad? Please and thank you.....Teresa

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  88. Shredded wheat with soy milk. And coffee, of course. :)

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  89. Hi Alan, I had two slices of leftover pizza.

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  90. Egg substitute with Laughing Cow Herb cheese mixed in and scrambled in the microwave..... It's Hungry Girl style and I luve it! Sometimes I even put it on a double fiber english muffin with a piece of canadian bacon and spread some dijonaise on the muffin. My version of egg mcmuffin.....

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  91. I love the pink 7MSN hat and would like to win one.

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  92. I had coffee and two boiled eggs. Thanks for having a contest!
    Desiree

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  93. Oh a contest! I am a fairly new reader, but am loving your blog.
    Slathering on the buttering-up here - lol.
    I had 2 bananas since I forgot my breakfast, I stopped at a market and bought the smallest bunch of 3.
    Gave the clerk the extra one.

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