Saturday, July 10, 2010

Cloth and Disposable Swim Diapers Go Head to Head, Plus a giveaway! (Giveaway Closed)

Ahh, swim diapers, those diapers we only think about for part of the year, yet they are necessary. Necessary to contain the little accidents we don't want floating around in the pool.

All swim diapers are designed to contain poop, but not pee. If it was absorbent it would just soak up water and weigh the child down. Since the goal of the swim diaper is to contain poop, I began to wonder if the disposable swim diaper contained it better than the cloth swim diaper. I was leary because all my experiences with disposable diapers usually ended in me or my son being covered in poop. Any time my son has ever had a blow out it has been in a disposable diaper. I learned my lesson quickly and now when a disposable diaper is necessary we use the Flip with a disposable insert.

With this thought in mind, I decided to conduct my own little experiment to check them out. I began by placing uncooked oatmeal in each diaper while my son was wearing it in a tub of water for 5 minutes to see what would happen. I created a slide show of what I experienced. Run your arrow across the bottom to see the captions.


The experiment started by adding 2/3 cup of oatmeal to an ImseVimse swim diaper. My son sat in a container of water for five minutes. Pictures were taken of the water after the five minutes. The ImseVimse cloth swim diaper contained the oatmeal. The same amount of oatmeal was then added to the Huggies Swim Diaper. He sat again for five minutes (while eating a lollipop) in a container of water. After five minutes, the soggy oatmeal started escaping around the waist of the diaper. The water was foggy. The conclusion seems obvious. Which swim diaper would you want on a child in a public pool?

A word about cloth swim diapers ~ Cloth swim diapers come in a few varieties. I personally prefer the ones with snaps versus velcro. The velcro can scratch the adult's swimsuit while holding the child if it is not covered up with another swimsuit. When I have used a bumGenius or FuzziBunz one size diaper for a swim diaper it has worked fine. I'm not sure how well it works in comparision to the cloth swim diapers, but it must be better than the disposable variety. It does tend to hold more water than the slim fitting ImseVimse swim diaper.

Another great aspect to the swim diaper, is the savings. The Huggies Little Swimmers Swim Pants I bought was on sale for $6.99 for 10. That's almost $0.70 each! I can't imagine buying these for daily swim lessons. Most cloth swim diapers I have seen or bought have been under $15.00 each. They last all summer and then can be saved and used with another child.

CLOSED
Here's the good news ~ You can enter to win a FREE ImseVimse swim diaper or you can buy one on sale through July 25, 2010 at Wee Willie Winks.

To enter: CLOSED
US Residents may enter from July 10, 2010 through 11:59 pm EST July 20, 2010. Winner will be drawn through a random number generator on July 21, 2010. The valid comment number that matches the generated number will be the winner.

Please leave contact information in your comment(s). I will make every attempt to contact the winner and will also post the winner here. If I have not heard from the winner by July 30, 2010, another winner will be drawn. CONGRATULATIONS TO LORI! Comment 20 was chosen by www.random.org.

Here's how to enter (Please leave a separate comment for each entry. If you're already a fan or already subscribe, simply leave a comment saying so):
1. Mandatory entry: Stop by Wee Willie Winks and check out the selection of ImseVimse swim diapers. Post a link here to the size you'd like to own and the print you love!
2. Follow this blog for an entry.
3. Become a fan of CDRC on Facebook for an entry.
4. Become a Wee Willie Winks fan on Facebook for an entry.
5. Follow Wee Willie Winks on Twitter for an entry.
Good luck!

Carissa ~ www.weewilliewinks.com ~ Let us help you discover what works for your family!

183 comments:

  1. The Extra Large Red Fish would be great. Love them!
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  2. I follow this blog via GFC.
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  3. I "like" CDRC on FB.
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  4. I would love the Yellow Sea Animals in size small!
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  5. ashley040508@yahoo.com

    I like the X-Large Red Fish

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  6. The Extra Large Red Fish. babysalmon _04 at hotmail dot com

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  7. ashley040508@yahoo.com

    I follow your blog

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  8. ashley040508@yahoo.com

    I follow Wee Willie Winks on twitter

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  9. following blog. babysalmon _04 at hotmail dot com

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  10. Fan of CDRC on facebook. babysalmon _04 at hotmail dot com

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  11. Fan of Wee Willies on Facebook, babysalmon _04 at hotmail dot com

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  12. http://weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=450

    I like the red fish!

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  13. following Wee Willie Winks on twitter

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  14. I'd choose a medium turquoise sea animal swim diaper.
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  15. Blog follower.
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  16. facebook fan.
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  17. http://weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=450

    Size large & red fish print

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  18. I follow your blog!

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  19. I follow CDCR on FB (Lori Bolden)

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  20. I follow WWW on FB (Lori Bolden)

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  21. I follow WWW on Twitter
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  22. I'd love the extra large yellow sea animals (http://www.weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=451). we have the pink for this summer and it is great!

    I follow CDRC on facebook
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  23. Large - in red fish, I suppose!

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  24. I follow the blog in my google reader.

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  25. I am a fan of CDRC on facebook.

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  26. "Liked" WWW on facebook.

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  27. Followed on twitter.

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  28. I love the Yellow Sea Animal in size large.
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  29. I like the Red Fish print in size large.

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  30. I follow your blog.

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  31. I am a fan of CDRC on Facebook.

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  32. I am a fan of Wee Willie Winks on Facebook.

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  34. I follow this blog.

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  35. I follow Wee Willie Winks on Twitter. (ILoveClothDipes)

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  36. We LOVE our Imse Vimse swim diaper!! I would want the ImseVimse Swim Diaper Turquoise Sea Animal in size Large!

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  37. follow wee willy winks on twitter: MamaBiehl

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  38. I like the pink flowered one. In medium. :)

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  39. "Like" Wee Willie Winks on Facebook.

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  40. I would get the Super Large in red fish.

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  41. I'm a facebook fan of Wee Willie Winks!

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  42. I follow Wee Willie Winks on twitter!

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  43. I like the sea animals in large!
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  44. I follow your blog
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  45. I'm a fan of CDRC on Facebook-beccaann38
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  46. Love the Turqouise Sea Animals in Large!
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  47. http://www.weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=605

    I like the navy fish in Super Large

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  48. I follow the CDRD blog.

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  49. I'm a fan of weewilliewinks on FB

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  50. I follow @weewilliewinks on Twitter

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  51. large turquoise sea animal, so cute
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  52. fan cdrc on facebook

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  53. fan wee willie winks on Facebook
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  54. follow WWW on Twitter

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  56. and I would like to own the Red Fish print in a Small.

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  57. http://www.weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=449

    I would love to win the medium pink sea animals for Molly!
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  58. I liked the facebook page!
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  59. i'm following the blog. katie.grok@gmail.com

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  60. Large Red Fish! babyfickas@gmail.com

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  61. I follow this blog! babyfickas@gmail.com

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  62. Fan of CDRC on FB. babyfickas@gmail.com

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  63. Fan of WWW on FB! babyfickas@gmail.com

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  64. a Medium Pink Sea Animals - super cute!!

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  66. I follow this blog
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  67. I am a Facebook fan of CDRC
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  68. I like Wee Willie Winks on Facebook
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  69. I follow Wee Willie Winks on twitter - HRA3Mom
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  70. I would love an Extra Large in Red Fish!

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  71. I love the navy sea animals print in Large:
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  72. follow this blog
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  73. facebook fan of CDRC (stephanie gaffney)
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  74. follow wee willie winks on twitter @skgaff
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  75. http://weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=450

    Large navy sea

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  76. Wee Willie Winks facebook fan
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  77. I love the Yellow Sea Animal in a size Small.
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  78. I follow this blog.
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  79. I am a fan of CDRC on FB.
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  80. I am a fan of Wee Willie Winks on FB.
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  81. I'd like a size large...and looks like Red Fish is the only print available. If there are other options, I'd like to consider them if I am picked as a winner :) Thank you!

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  82. Extra Large Red Fish is so cute....I love following the blog

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  83. Med. pink sea animal is adorable

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  84. Extra large Green fish is cute!

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  85. i follow CDRC on GFC

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  86. like CDRC on facebook already

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  87. Like wee willie winks on facebook already

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  88. Follow wee willie winks on twitter

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  89. I am a fan of CDRC on FB

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  90. I follow Wee Willie Winks on twitter

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  91. I am a fan of Wee Willie Winks on FB

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  92. blog follower
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  93. fan of www
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  94. fan of cdrc
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  96. oh goodness forgot to post my mandatory entry first
    I would LOVE the turqouise sea animal in a size medium
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  97. I would choose the size Large in Yellow Sea Animal

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  98. I follow this blog

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  101. I'm really sure about the size, but I think I'd like a medium in the green fish.
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  102. I would need an extra large and I like the Turquoise Sea Animal print! tracyhgb at hotmail dot com

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  103. Follow this blog. tracyhgb at hotmail dot com

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  104. Am a fan of CDRC on Facebook. tracyhgb at hotmail dot com

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  105. Became a Wee Willie Winks fan on Facebook. tracyhgb at hotmail dot com

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  106. I like the medium Pink Sea Animal one!

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  107. I'm a follower of this blog.

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  108. I'm a FB fan of CDRC.

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  109. I'm a FB fan of Wee Willie Winks.

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  110. Fan of WWW on FB
    Super Large, turquoise or deep blue
    Good demo, Carissa!!!

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  111. http://www.weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=448

    small turquoise sea animal

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  112. CDRC facebook fan

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  113. blog follower!

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  114. http://www.weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=448

    I like the yellow sea animal print.

    ~Satjit

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  115. CDRC and Wee Willie Winks facebook fan as Satjit Kaur

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  116. I like the Junior size
    Pink and White flower
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  117. I follow this blog GFC
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  118. CDRC facebook fan
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  119. Wee Willie Winks Facebook fan
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  120. Follow Wee Willie Winks on twitter
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  123. I would need size XL. I like the turquoise sea animal, but any boy print would be fine.
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  124. I would need size XL. I like the turquoise sea animal, but any boy print would be fine.
    I follow the CDRC blog.
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  125. I would need size XL. I like the turquoise sea animal, but any boy print would be fine.
    I am a fan of CDRC on FB.
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  126. I would need size XL. I like the turquoise sea animal, but any boy print would be fine.
    I am a fan of Wee Willie Winks on FB.
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  127. Follow your blog
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  128. Fan of CDRC on FB.
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  129. http://weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=450
    Large Torquoise Sea animal
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  130. I would love to have the X-Large Yellow please.
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  131. FB FAN of Willie Winks: Karen Bridges

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  132. I would get it in size large and turquoise sea animal print.
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  133. I am a CDRC FB fan, Danielle R.
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  134. Extra Large in the Pink and White Flowers...

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  135. I like the pink fish print and would need a size large.

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  136. I am a fan of CDRC on facebook.

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  137. I am a fan of Wee Willy Winks on facebook.

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  138. http://www.weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=451
    would love the extra large in pink sea animal!

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  139. follow cdrc on facebook

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  140. cdrc blog follower

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  141. http://www.weewilliewinks.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=449

    i would love a medium in green! :)

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  142. i like wee willie winks on facebook!

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  143. i follow wee willie winks on twitter

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  144. i follow the blog on twitter!

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  145. I like the pink and white flower medium size one.

    Thanks!
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  146. Follow this blog publicly under Angie K

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  147. Facebook fan of CDRc

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  148. Follow you on twitter @yeahhappy

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