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• the nice lady who paid for my breakfast at the downtown McDonald's Thursday morning.
• Patti at Patti's Diner in Hope for the wonderful Christmas lunch, from Sharon, Lisa, Melissa, and Tina.
• Southside's Sixth-Grade National Anthem singers for doing a wonderful job of representing yourselves and your school while singing the National Anthem before each Southside home basketball game.
• the downtown UPS driver for tracking down my correct address.
• Kelly Wilson and all the visual and performing artists involved with "The Exquisite Corpse" at the IU Center for Art and Design.
• Cracker Barrel for going above and beyond customer service for finding the important paper I left at our table Saturday evening, from Carolyn Smith.
• Matt McKain, Dylan Lax, and the Indiana Hoosiers for making it to the NCAA soccer Final 4.
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