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My name is Nikki.
I spend most of my time watching classic films, spending time with my family, and working.
I currently live in the Midwest and believe dogs are the greatest thing in the world.
I love to read, watch TV, and eat.
I believe Paul Simon has the most magnificent voice of all time.
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