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Denial Is No Longer An Option For GH's Alexis When Faced With A Potential Tragic Event!

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Yes, Alexis Davis  (Nancy Lee Grahn) is quickly becoming the Port Charles town lush on General Hospital! 

After trying to convince herself she doesn’t have a problem with booze, and her drink of choice … wine,  she is faced with a harrowing set of circumstances when watching over her grandson Danny on next week’s episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.  In the latest promo, the voiceover announcer says, “Denial is no longer an option” as Alexis passes out after drinking on her couch, while her and Danny were supposedly making cookies.  Only when she comes to, there is a fire in the hallway towards the kitchen, and no sign of Danny!

Later, Sam (Kelly Monaco) confronts her mother and says, “Were you drinking while you were watching my son?”  Not good!  Looks like trouble ahead for Sam and Alexis and their relationship, too!

Watch the promo after the jump, and then let us know what you think of Alexis going on a bender, and this storyline of watching this once mighty attorney’s fall from grace as played by two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn in the comment section below!

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Silky Bhasin
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Silky Bhasin

I think the relationship between Sam and Alexis will for sure be affected and especially Alexis.

Noreen cunningham
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Noreen cunningham

Love the relationship between Sam and Alexis. The Davis girls are my favorite family on GH. I think a little strain in any family is common, but it should be a good storyline to watch.

Celia
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Celia

I don’t know, Noreen ( love your name) . This is not a little skirmish between mother and daughter….we all have those, of course. But, this is big-time stuff.
Sam entrusted her son to Alexis, who decided to indulge. When the bottle ( or any inebriating/impairing substance) becomes more important than your grandchild, there’s a monumental problem. I would blow a gasket, myself.
However, I am confident in thinking that Sam will not abandon her mother. She will urge her to get help.

Silvana
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Silvana

Celia, I agree with you. At first she will be upset but then she’ll tell her mother that she needs to get help.

Celia
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Celia

@Silvana. Ciao, Silvana, What a beautiful , Italian name ( woodland nymph)! I am sure you are aware Silvana Mangano was a famous Italian actress, wife of producer Dino DeLaurentis, and grandmother to Giada, the famous, Italian born, American chef. LOL, please pardon my rantings. But, yes, Sam will be upset with her mother, at the same time, they are too close and have come a long way for Sam to just walk out of her mother’s life. Sam loves Alexis and she will do whatever necessary to see her mother through this. This ‘accident’, which could have, potentially, been… Read more »

jaselovesam
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jaselovesam

I doubt if there will be a falling out with Sam and Alexis. It will be more of Sam being very concerned about her mother and her drinking problem. I also don’t think Danny is injured, but, of course, he could have been…and that will be the issue. Hopefully, this will be a wake up call for Alexis or at least Sam being very aware there’s a drinking problem and will be there to help her mother.

anonymous
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anonymous

why did the writers not only make it seem like helenas’ curse is coming true but also made alexis an unreliable grandparent. it isn’t enough that she and Julian didn’t have any happiness soon after the wedding and, sam already has said Julian can’t be part of dannys’ life.

Celia
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Celia

I think this is about the hardship, the travesty that Alexis had to endure. I don’t know much about this character, but I hear she has not had it easy. She had the devil on her heels in Helena; felt ostracized; her mother was killed; looked for love in all the wrong places ( where did I hear that line? Hmmmm. LOL)….all this tumultuous negativity came to ‘deadly’ fruition…..brought her life to a halt. Julian was the last straw. But, I, also, believe that the writers are giving us a slice of reality in the life of someone who may… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Ala. Hi Alan, I am within that age group ( the big 30 next month), and I think this story, with Alexis ‘losing’ her grip, per se, is different from the mundane formula……as Nikki (Y&R) is . That characters is so fragile, it hurts to watch. For once, I am intrigued how her children will handle this. This is a new spin. Perhaps I have not watched as many soaps as you, Alan, but I do not think I have seen it happen so ‘orderly’. How does one go from being on top of the world, ending within the earth’s… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I was lookin’ for love in all the wrong places
Lookin’ for love in too many faces
Searchin’ their eyes
Lookin’ for traces of what I’m dreaming of
Hoping to find a friend and lover
I’ll bless the day I discover
Another heart lookin’ for love

-Johnny Lee “Urban Cowboy”

Shay
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Shay

Good Lord, CeeCeeGirl….This woman is an absolute mess!!!! I take some time away from GH and instead of getting herself together in the interim, Alexis just keeps boozing it up and sliding further down that slippery slope of Mount Alcoholism….what next? Is she going to be picking up some risky one-night stand dudes or perhaps send out a few choice, humiliating TUI’s? (Tweeting Under the Influence….now THERE’S an idea….) She’s already run down/roadkilled Kristina’s physically abusive high-school boyfriend, Keifer, whilst in an impaired state, so she’s been there, done that….as usual, this chick just never, ever learns from her past… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. Shaybelle, HI !!!!!! December baby, you say? Popular month. There are, at least, ten members of my family born in December. My sister-in-law, as well. She was born Christmas day….her name, of course, is Natalia ( Natale, being the word for Christmas in Italian). Happy Birthday to us all !!. Anyway, I guess you noticed my one-eighty where Alexis is concerned. This is the thing……I really appreciate her situation, Shay, as I know a couple of friends that are in this predicament. Therefore, it is real life; which is such a switch from the make-believe world that is GH.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, at least we can concur on the virtues of Alexis’ newfound modesty via her wardrobe….a refreshing change, to be sure! LOL. I don’t know about the rest, though….I get where you are coming from in terms of your sympathy and such for her current circumstances….but for me they are far too familiar….we’ve been there and done that all before and more than just the once with this woman….that’s pretty much been the set pattern for at least the last decade of this character’s existence…at some point in anyone’s life shouldn’t there be an upward learning curve based upon… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

GH is on fire…well, at least in Alexis’s hallway-lol

Shay
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Shay

It should have been in her kitchen, jimh….whilst the impossibly inept cook, Alexis, attempted to bake up some of those “Red Wine Brownies” that are currently all the craze…..I mean what could go wrong with that combustible combo? Choccy and booze…hah!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

The fire should had spread to the entire town…knocking off most of the cast…the Finn/Hayden story could had been the first to go up in flames…two doorknobs make a far better romantic couple!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I like the actor too but none of his characters seem to work…i dont see why he couldnt be somehow connected to the police…he was terrific as a brooding cop…i dont care about that dumb lawsuit-how that turn out anyway…he doesnt have to play John McBain…Finn as a private detective or working for Anna or something-he just isnt a believable doctor…if only that drunken cow would had knocked over a lantern and caused that’ Great Chicago’ fire in Port Charles and snuffed out half the cast!!!!

Shay
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Shay

Very good thought, jimh!!!!!….Alexis should have been Port Charles’ modern-day equivalent of Mrs. O’Leary!!!!! (They’ll be a hot time in the old town tonight…FIRE, FIRE, FIRE!!!!!) As for Hayden, yep, I’m all for enveloping her in that inferno….along with Nina, Val, Jordan, and of course, the perp herself, Alexis!!!! But not Finn! I like Michael Easton far too much……

su0000
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su0000

I saw the drunken tragedy coming 10 miles ahead..
Not surprised, not intrigued, too transparent.
Thing about J&S… you see what’s coming long before it comes YAWN..
Their writing is too generic, never a shocker or surprise.
the Queens of Snoooze are living up to their reputation.

su0000
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su0000

0ooh and—-
I have not had one, not one laugh not even a chuckle in a year with J&S, not one.

Fanny
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Fanny

Su000, U R soooooooo right on both counts!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Why do you keep looking for “chuckles and laughs” on a soap???

Alan
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Alan

Life isn’t all sturm and drang. A good soap understands that it needs balance — drama, romance, intrigue, and tragedy as well as a few laughs — to reflect life and keep viewers entertained. GH’s recipe of mob violence, shootings, and death followed by more mob violence, shootings, and death is a stagnant blend that may hold some viewers but isn’t drawing in significant new ones looking for something to make them forget their problems for an hour a day. If GH wants to be renewed it’s going to need to change its tired formula because its not making inroads… Read more »

Addison
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Addison

Well, Su00, at least I get a laugh and a chuckle from reading your comments.

Celia
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Celia

Have some wine, su….and bake some cookies.

Dan
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Dan

Hey Su, if the writing is as boring as you say it is for GH, why are the ratings up for the year and up in the demographics from where they were at this time last year, which was soon after they took over for Ron Cartoon? J&S are obviously doing something right.

Kim
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Kim

Yes I agree. MOB stuff needs to end! Bring happiness back to Port Charles.

Rose
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Rose

Su…It’s not just with J&S/GH writers that you can see train wrecks like a drunken Alexis coming 10 miles ahead. There’s the Sharon and baby Sully build-up and reveal on Y&R, and then there’s Stephy/Liam/Wyatt, or it could have been Hope in the past. I’m just not sure how you rework these kinds of stories since they seem to be the staples for soaps. And I agree, it would be nice to have some laugh-out-load humor once in a while. If I remember correctly I think Ava provided some good lines with Valentin and/or Nicholas.

Addison
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Addison

She is such a gifted actress and I am totally buying her developing a drinking problem at this point in her life. This story is grounded in reality and thus far they are doing a damn good job. I hope they don’t take this story somewhere where it should not go. Elizabeth Vagras has come out about her alcoholism and she reveals some interesting facts about her disease. She says that most women who suffer from alcoholism also suffer from anxiety disorders. If you recall when we were first introduced to Alexis she had to breath through paper bags to… Read more »

Lovesam1122
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Lovesam1122

I am looking forward to some strive with Sam & Alexis, their camp has been quiet for quite a while. Kelly & Nancy will bring it because they always do. Kelly Monaco is fabulous at angst & she/Nancy together are gold

Timmm
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Timmm

ANYTHING to get Sam away from Sleepy Miller!

Celia
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Celia

Sleepy? More like dead, Timmmy. The walking dead.
I can see a different persona in Sam as she interacts with her mother, at least.
Billy and Kelly are a bust together. Do not kill me, people….only my opinion.

Patrick
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Patrick

once again… their they are… in matching leather jackets… Nancy Drew and the HARD’y boy… things just drop in their lap… as they are looking for what happened that night the “bomb” went off. Jason sends her out of the car… 3 plus months pregnant. no worries his tough stance with threatening voice.. and machismo overload with steely eyes… and puppy dog grin are all on the menu. push his buttons congratulations Jason and Sam… for being the dullest couple Jason: Sam said yes… she wants to move out of Port Charles. GH does not need either of you.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I saw this coming but i have no problem with it because it gives Nancy a chance to blow us away with her very strong acting chops. This is going to be good.

Catherine Ingraham
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Catherine Ingraham

I think it’s a shame but a good story line.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

I’m just not interested in seeing another alcoholic story line on the soaps. I feel like it’s been done to death.

Addison
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Addison

Well some could say Shakespeare did some themes to death–star crossed lovers, jealousy, ambition, insecurity, parental betrayal, sibling rivalry, etc. but it’s not the repetition that counts. It’s the different circumstances and interpretation which makes it fresh.

Elizabeth r
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Elizabeth r

I am tired of Alexis looking bad after a abusive relationship. She is not a bad person . The storyline is making me angry toward the writers.. I don’t look to watch daily because it’s getting old. Some issues definitely should not be dragged or repeated for viewers to get caught up in over written story lines. There’s a difference in Reality and Drama that the writer’s are not really capturing .My opinion. This is why I am not wanting to waste my time daily .. I catch up when Stupidity is over..

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I too find this a refreshing depiction of the disease alcoholism– a lot people who have it are not falling down drunk or running around town slurring their words– or hanging out in a seeded bar with the “regular working class” which soaps often do— most alcoholics are very functional—and the fact she passes out while looking after her grandson is very common– the fire is a bit much– but it is a soap so it has to be a bit much — but overall although the subject matter is very serious– Alexis is fast becoming my favorite soap lush

Rodd
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Rodd

IF it accelerates Sam and Jason’s move out of town, I’m all for it. They bore me to tears.

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s time right… they simply have to go

I have never seen , a couple, with no energy, or spark.

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

LOL

JMER
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JMER

A promo that shows Sonny, Carly and Nathan as the faces of GH is sure to be a loser with anyone I know.

It’s time for Sonny & Carly to move to the backburner & let others shine. Nathan should have stayed on the backburner. There is nothing compelling about him. Oh well, maybe by Christmas or Feb Sweeps?

Timmm
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Timmm

Nathan is empty unless his shirt is off!

Celia
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Celia

I like ’empty’, Timmmy. LOL.

Keffen
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Keffen

Why do they hurt Jasam baby. For one thing they should have had Alexis live with Her daughter..this is a mes.we don’t want another child to die

Celia
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Celia

Tell me about it, Keffen. Poor babies!!

Alan
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Alan

Yet another strong woman reduced to a spineless mess by the current writing team. Alexis has witnessed her mother’s murder, lost a sister, found a secret daughter, battled cancer, killed two men, and helped a guilty mobster beat the rap too many times to count but it was a jerky husband that drove her to the bottle? Give me a break…

Addison
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Addison

So far, I like it, Alan.
However, if they go down the road I think they are going I will be more inclined to agree with you.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

That “jerky husband” was someone she was madly in love with who held a knife to her throat, cost her her license, humiliated her, put her integrity on the line, caused Sonny to threaten her life as well, have half the town blame her and basically went from cloud nine to less than zero. And then there’s Nicolas’s death and Kristina hating her (past tense, for now). Cumulatively she’s been beaten down by many things, at the same time. People reach a breaking point. She’s entitled to fall apart. Doesn’t make her or anyone weak if they crumble. She’ll be… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m just gobsmacked that Alexis came alive…. YES… and it’s all due to her visit from brother Valentin…. he’s asking her to work for him as a consultant. and telling her … she’s more like him than she cares to acknowledge… etc. it was very refreshing… TILL Jason and Liz show up… and Jason gets all He Man and jumps on Valentin… telling him if you hurt any one I love… do you know what i’d do to you ? etc. I don’t know the connection with Anna yet… but she also says the same thing.. if you hurt any… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Soaps aren’t usually comic fare…nor are they tragicomedies. They always go from one melodramatic, woven-web-we-weave stories, with occasional snark and a zany character or two. GH has Spinelli, Lucy, Scotty, Franco, Dr. Obrecht. Even Finn has a silliness about him. I love all these characters and they’ve all delivered. But I don’t expect lighthearted fare now. Morgan’s death, the rippling effect it’s had touching many of the characters, the resurgence of Valentin and how he effects several of the main characters…the spiraling of Alexis, Carly, Sonny…all realistic and plausible considering everything that’s happened. The stories are what many of us… Read more »

boes
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boes

Another alchoholism storyline……sigh……the writers on all the remaining soaps, not just this one, dip into this bag of tricks way too often and easily.
Either they have characters knocking back the booze like it’s soda or passed out in a drunken stupor.
Overkill.

Timmm
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Timmm

Julian will save the day and put out the fire, Danny is unharmed!

Keffen
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Keffen

I hope he will

Celia
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Celia

If Alexis reconciles with Julian? Well, now……I shall lose respect for her all over again. Ugh!!

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Now, now CeeCee…love conquers all…on soaps! 🙂 I’m still hoping Julian was cursed by the knife so I can forgive him…unless another cutie comes along to steal Alex’s heart.

Alan
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Alan

Of course she’ll reconcile with Julian — every woman on this show is either defined by having a man or having baby rabies. The days of strong, smart women are a thing of the past with the current writing team.

Celia
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Celia

@Rebecca.
LOL. Yeah….not when your husband tries to slit your throat, it “don’t”.
Maybe Alexis will go to rehab and meet a gorgeous, tall, raven-haired doctor, with dreamy green eyes.

Celia
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Celia

@Alan.
What happened to “We’ve come a long way, baby”? When you put it that way, Alan; I guess you have a point.
This storyline should have been written for Ava, not Alexis.
Can you picture a stoned Ava? Sprawled on the ground; her back to the wall of the building in that special alley she loves to frequent. One stiletto carelessly thrown in a corner; her coat half on, half off; her red liptick all smudges; with a bottle of Chateau Margaux in hand? LOL.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

That’s why I mentioned the cursed knife. In the “fantastical” world of GH where Helena casts spells, curses and practices mind control…the one way they could absolve Julian is if he was cursed or controlled or the knife made him do if. LOL. Far fetched, I know. But if GH and its spinoff can have aliens and vampires…well….

Shay
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Shay

Me, too, CeeCee!!! Ooops, forgot, I never had any respect for her in the first place!

Vicki
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Vicki

She and Julian will end up back together somehow in the middle of all of this.

Celia
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Celia

If that’s the case, my dear, Vicki? Then, they’re all living on Mars. I will not move there. LOL.

Timmm
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Timmm

I can hear Nancy and Wil now in an interview with Mr. Fairman laughing at the fact that they are back together after Julian had a knife to Alexis’s throat. ONLY on a soap!

Debra m
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Debra m

I totally get the Alexis story. She is turning to wine to forget her problems and obviously still has some feelings for Julian. This story line is showing some truth, how women sometimes need to numb themselves from reality. Nancy G has been amazing!

Shay
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Shay

You’re not kidding about that wine part, Debra m….At my local grocery shoppe, the meat manager was having a chat with me one day and he suggested a certain vintage to go with my beef selection…he said it was a very popular choice. I thanked him for his input, but told him I don’t drink, never have….and he almost sheepishly apologized for the assumption, before I told him there was no need since so many females DO these days, and certainly not in moderation. After he picked up his jaw from the floor in utter amazement that I should be… Read more »

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