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Melissa: do you still check my calendar?
me: um no, should i?
Melissa: of course
me: I don't understand anything on your calendar "everyday I'm trufflin"
Melissa: it makes perfect sense
today I am making truffles
when i put in "every day i'm trufflin" it put "i'm trufflin" on every day of my calendar
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