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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:40 AM
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Good Monday Morning DU!
Well, what's so good about it? I'm sick, was 7 minutes late to work, and hmmm, it's starting out GREAT. :eyes:

:donut: But enough about me, how is everyone? Everyone have a nice weekend?
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:44 AM
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1. Hello
I can't sleep but I guess that's what I get for sleeping all day yesturday. Sorry about your morning and hopefully things get better for you. My weekend... I had F-U-N Saturday, Sunday.. spent most of the day sleeping because of all the F-U-N I had on Saturday. How are you and how was your weekend? :hi:
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:46 AM
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2. So I take it you had fun on Saturday?
Good. Hope it was a good time.

I'm great. Living alone now so that's interesting. Other than that, peachy.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:52 AM
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3. Lots of fun
Were going to the park this weekend to play some volleyball and basketball.

What kind of place are you staying in? Apartment? Townhouse? House? other?

Hopefully that works out. I'm looking into finding a place of my own myself. How are things with your man?
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:55 AM
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4. Sounds like a good time.
Hope you have fun! Glad to see things are going well with her.

I live in a 3BR/2Bath double wide trailer. (No trailer jokes now! :) ) Good luck searching for you one.

Things with him are good. He's pretty busy, but will hopefully be able to come see me for a day or so in August. They're getting ready for deployment in November.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:07 AM
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5. You know you live in a trailer when....
You lit a match in the bathroom and your house exploded right off its wheels. Sorry :)

Seriously that isn't bad, it's alot better then living on the streets. My girl from 14-15 lived on the streets and from 16-18 she lived in a group home. Ever since then she has been bouncing from place to place and has yet to find a steady home. That is what me and her are looking into but that will take some effort.

I hope you get a chance to see him, August? That most be really rough having that distance between you guys. Good luck with that.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:08 AM
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6. No, really.
It's a home. Who cares what the hell it looks like? There's love there and that's all that's needed. And thanks, but it doesn't have wheels.

The distance isn't the worst thing ever. We talk everyday and not seeing each other makes us closer. Good luck living with someone you haven't been dating for awhile. Hope it works out.
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Champ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:21 AM
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7. I was kidding
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 06:22 AM by Champ
Alot of my friends live in trailers in Apache Junction and by alot I mean alot. I lived in one in the past. I heard that joke from a friend who lives in a trailer and your right. It is a home and by that it is a place to eat and sleep at night and that is all that really matters. Tennis Courts, Jacuzzi's, 2 story houses, etc is nice but unnecessary. It is alot better then being homeless right?

I know it isn't and I completely understand roadblocks in a relationship that are overcome can bring people to closer. My point is she can't stay here forever, and when she has to go where is she going to go? 2 places.. homeless shelters or the streets. So thank you, I hope it works out as well. I hope you didn't take anything I said the wrong way.

So what are your plans for today?
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:23 AM
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8. I had a nice weekend
the second weekend in my new home. (Bought a small condo in the 'burbs). The cats had fun discovering their new patio this weekend.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:24 AM
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9. That's wonderful!
Congrats on the new condo! Hope everything works out great! How many cats do you have?
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:30 AM
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10. Awww, Blondie! Get some green tea w/ginseng for tomorrow.
Imagine those white blood cells kickin' ass!
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:32 AM
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11. Hmmmm
I've never had that before. What does it taste like?
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:46 AM
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12. It's good!
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 06:48 AM by iconoclastic cat
The green tea alone tastes like a cross between mint and wheat grass. If you get the green tea with ginseng, it tastes a little like ginger. My favorite brand, Yogi Tea, is pictured below:

To sweeten it up, use honey instead of sugar (trust me on this one).

on edit: What exactly do you have? Flu? Cold? Other?
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 06:55 AM
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13. Thanks so much!
I think I'll make a special stop on the way home from work today. I'm not really sure what's wrong with me to be honest. I've been really tired lately, though I'm sure some of it is stress related. There's a lot of things going on lately and I think I'm just bogged down. But thanks for the suggestion! Definitely going to try it and see how it works.

How are you this morning? Not able to sleep?
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:08 AM
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15. No insomnia this time!
Despite the fact that I had 3 cats sleeping on top of me all night (they love the A/C in the bedroom), I slept well. I get up at 6AM every morning to begin my increasingly irritating job hunt--not that I should be complaining, especially when so many DUers have been unemployed for as long as a year. I've only been looking for a job since February, and my unemployment was the result of a career change. I have no right to gripe.

Stress can be very detriment to your health, of course. From what I read in the thread above, your sig/other has been deployed, and leaving in the fall? That may be a huge part of your health issues.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:12 AM
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17. Good!
Wow! 3 cats?? Must get cramped with you guys! Glad to hear that you're sleeping well though! And I'm sorry to hear about the unemployment, you have a right to complain. I really hope that you find something that you'll be happy at doing. Good luck with it, I'll be sending positive thoughts your way!

I'm not sure if it's his deployment or me suddenly living on my own without my roommates being there (one went to TX for 6 months, the other with her BF). Of course it bothers me he's leaving but that's not until November. :shrug: I'm just not sure.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:18 AM
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20. Stress weakens your immune system and can cause all kinds of
strange symptoms. You sound as if you're more fatigued and drained than sick, which could be caused by a disrupted sleep pattern. If it keeps up for another couple of days, you might want to consult a professional.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:19 AM
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22. Thank you.
Will definitely take your advice on that! And thanks for helping me out this morning and listening to me complain. I appreciate it! :hug: Hope your day is great!
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:23 AM
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24. I have a feeling that I will annoy people today.
Not on DU--well, maybe on DU. But I will definitely annoy HR people today. At least, that's my goal.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:26 AM
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25. hahaha!
It's important to set goals. No matter what they are! :D Just don't get fired or anything like that!
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:35 AM
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26. The great part about unemployment: What could I be fired from?
My couch? DU? This computer?

I suppose the cats could fire me, but they're too busy stalking one of those little plastic rings from the cap of a bottle of orange juice.

Of course, you should be very impressed that I haven't fired myself. I have a guitar, bass, and drum machine all set up and ready to go, merely a couple of feet from where I'm sitting. Personally, I am impressed that I haven't simply blown off my job hunt completely. As it is, I jockey between my fax machine and DU for eight hours every weekday.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:37 AM
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28. I meant before you even get started.
:D You know, some people don't even like to be hassled by their employees, let alone FUTURE employees. I don't get it. :shrug: You'd think they like the attention!

Guitar, bass, and drum machine? Word! :P
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:45 AM
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32. You know, I really have decided that I don't give a damn.
If someone does not want a persistent-to-the-point-of-obsession employee, I would not be a good match anyway. I survived the punk rock idiot life for over a decade because this simple fact alone: I don't stop. Neither unemployment nor assertiveness scare me.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:50 AM
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34. Go you!
:yourock: Seriously, I wish I could have that type of personality. I do to a certain extent then I'm always like "No, really, it's okay, walk all over me" that type of thing. Do you have any idea what you want to do as far as a job is concerned?
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:59 AM
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39. I have two options:
My first choice would be to teach English at the secondary level. I am certified, I have two master's degrees, and I can look like an uptight white Republican in a suit if the situation warrants it.

My second choice would be to go back to copywriting, but indie record labels cannot pay a very good salary. As I said, I absolutely refuse to go back to corporate America: I have locked eyes with evil, and that was enough. The only real option would be to work for a nonprofit organization of some sort. If I cannot find a teaching gig by September, I will most likely start looking in this direction.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:01 AM
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42. Good luck!
They all sound like great options and you are well qualified. I hope that you find something that makes you happy and not do what the last one did. :hug: Hang in there. Gotta run, but talk to you soon. Have a great day!
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:02 AM
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43. 'bye, Blondie!
Have a good snooze!
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:07 AM
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14. G'day, Blondie!
Oh, no!

I'm sorry to hear! Are you feeling better yet? Have a It's okay, it's for medicinal purposes. :hug:

I'll have

Did you get any rest this weekend?
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:09 AM
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16. Hey you!
How are ya this morning? Did you have a good weekend?

Thanks for the Coke. I'm feeling a little better since I've been moving around, etc. But still feel kinda BLECH.

Let's see, Friday night I slept 4 hours, worked 9. Sunday I slept 5 hours, worked 8. Last night I slept another 5. So, sorta but not really?
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:15 AM
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19. Ya gotta rest
but at least it's Monday. That means that it's gotta get better. :thumbsup:

The rains drove thru' here Saturday afternoon, after I ran that morning. Got a round of chores done. Goofed off on Sunday, stopped by my favorite restaurant/bar. They just started having Sunday hours, so I stopped by for them. A nice weekend, should've trained more.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:20 AM
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23. Monday, Schmonday!
Edited on Mon Jul-19-04 07:21 AM by BlondieK143
:D

How much running did you get done?

Awesome! Glad to hear you had a good weekend! Didn't hang out with the boys, huh? Trained more? I think you needed the break! :D
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:35 AM
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27. Ran on Saturday
Got in 6 mi before the rains. It was a hard one because I ran on streets I had never surveyed before. Was gonna practice soccer on Sunday, but I'm too old to be playing in the mud and not getting paid for it so I practiced taichi and taichi sword for an hour or so. Then hung with my brother and the guys.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:39 AM
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29. Damn!
6 miles, huh? That's awesome! You mean you didn't want to play in the mud??? But, but! You could've been Mr. Mud Soccer Player Man. :P Taichi sword? Sounds verrry interesting!

Oh and btw, I'm getting a treadmill! Training here I come!
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:42 AM
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30. Excellent!
Getting a treadmill! All you need is a little free space and time for training. You'll be ready for your photo shoot and adventure weekend in no time.

And you know what that means--no doughnut for you! :P
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:43 AM
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31. Photo shoot?
You mean the before and after, right? :D Not sure about adventure weekend. Lots of things going on, he's doing major training right now. Guess I'll just have to do it for the real reasons now, myself. hehe.

Yeah, yeah, I know. :) Guess you can have mine.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:49 AM
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33. The group abs exercise
sessions in my gym are quite the gut-busters. We use weights and the big exercise ball, too. During a break, I ask, "that's some workout! When's our photo shoot? You're working us hard enough!" :D
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:50 AM
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35. Yuck.
Sounds soooo not fun. What all do they involve?
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:55 AM
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36. 30 minutes
sets of ab crunches, reverse crunches, v-sit, crunch with feet up on ball, crunches with legs extended to the ceiling, back extensions, combination crunches, oblique crunches, ab and side bridges, to name a few. If you look at the ab workouts in the fitness magazines, that's what we do.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:56 AM
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37. Okay, that sounds like a blast!
:eyes: kidding! bet you've got a freaking six pack from all that!
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:58 AM
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38. I gotta keep working
Not yet, but I don't want to be embarrassed when I take off my shirt. Gotta do lots of cardio, i.e. running, for me.
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:00 AM
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40. Understandable.
You're doing an awesome job at it. :) You should think about being a trainer. Gonna head out of here. Have a great day, see ya in the morning. :hug:
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:01 AM
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41. Have fun!
:hi: and get some rest. :hug:
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Sparrow Donating Member (81 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:13 AM
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18. hi
I need some coffee.
:hi:
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BlondieK143 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 07:18 AM
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21. Welcome to DU!
:hug: How about some :hangover: and a :donut:?
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 08:42 AM
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44. They give you shit for being 7 minutes late?
Well, I understand if it's a job like factory assembly line, or if you are the one with the keys to the office.

Here, have some (root) beer: :beer:
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