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This week I celebrated a very important anniversary. Just three years ago I fell in serious “like” at the Apple store with a special guy whom I now fondly refer to as the “Apple Guy.”
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Happy Anniversary to my special friend, The Apple Guy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your loyal friendship and devotion.
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