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The Easter Bunny and I never did get along. He was always too assertive in his cheer, too bold in his chiperness. Every time I met with him, he smiled and laughed and hopped around like a demented kindergartner. It was all I could do not to punch him in his fluffy face.

Still, I never wanted him to turn up dead. I'm just not  that kind of person. Err... Pumpkin. Myth. Whatever.

The Bunny, who went by the improbable name of Benny, and I belonged to a select group of holiday workers. His day was in the spring, mine the autumn, so maybe it was inevitable that we would have conflicting personalities despite our similar jobs of giving things to small children who don't really need them.

Maybe when the investigators came to call, I should have acted more appalled. Or maybe I should have acted more worried that the homicide was part of a bigger picture, that someone had it out for the holiday crowd. As it was, I just sort of stared at them like I couldn't figure out why they were telling me about it. Which I honestly couldn't until we got to the part where they told me not to leave Mythtown and I realized they suspected me.

It was stupid of them to think I could have done it. Even if anyone had ever heard of a murderous pumpkin, I was too obvious a culprit. I would need to be a complete moron to think I could get away with it after that argument we had in front of everyone at Uncle Sam's "I Survived Another Fourth of July!" bash. Or the argument I had. He mostly stood there grinning at me like I was hilarious as I ranted about the fur he was shedding in the pool and the paw prints he'd left in the banana pudding I brought for the potluck.

Everyone knew we weren't friends. But murder? They had the wrong myth!

Turns out it wasn't a myth at all, but we never would have known that if the guy hadn't gone after Santa Claus. Big mistake, taking on the strongest of us like that. Still, it's a good thing he got cocky. If he'd followed a rational plan, he probably would have gone after the Saint Patrick's Day Leprechaun next and I would have been in jail faster than you can say, "It's the Great Pumpkin!" because if there was anyone I hated more than Benny, it was that freak.
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I just received the sweetest little fan letter from my honorary nephew saying my books are, in his opinion, the best thing ever. :) And today's inspiration is thus unlocked.
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oh!  that's right!!!  i need to pay for the autographed copies for the kids yet!!!
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+Jimmy Brokaw​ and I are all dolled up for a Dining Out. Is this what normal people feel like on Halloween?
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Looking snazzy! ^_^
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Am overhearing teenagers discuss their amazing portable LP players. (One girl has hers with her.) This makes me happy, even though neither are my teenager.
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Check your local habitat store for records and players...
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Starting a duel nuzlocke with my favorite pokemoniac. I'm likely doomed. :)
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Pleeeeeeeease, let this happen!
A Muppet Show reboot is in the works at ABC, with Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory) and Bob Kushell (Anger Management) on board.
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I'll beg.
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The kiddo and I discovered this anime today. It is hilarious. Satan is exiled to Earth, where he's working part-time at a fast food chain. Even though he's lost his true form and powers, he has a plan for taking over Japan, Earth, and then his home world. Step one: get promoted to full time!
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But surely, spending eternity having to say: "Do you want fries with that?" is like being in Hell already!
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I don't know what I'm doing different now to be suddenly having trouble getting my roots dyed. I would mind less if I hadn't redyed today because of a Special Event on Friday.
“Cut the hair today and redyed it. Sadly, the new color isn't as bright as I wanted and I somehow failed to get the dye all the way to the root for the…”
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+Stephanie May​ It's the roots that bugs me more than the weakness if color.
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The brontosaurus is a thing again! Huzzah!
More than 100 years after it was banished from existence, Brontosaurus can be reinstated as a dinosaur genus.
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 Damn it, Science! you keep making me learn new shit and reevaluate my beliefs. Every time u discover something new, you wanna adjust the models..that sucks. It's like you are some sort of "evidence-based" thingy.
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So drones can herd sheep. Nifty, but are they as lovable as dogs? I really doubt it.
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Now that you mention it, I do remember you posting about that. And I would totally watch it. :) 
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Your bittersweet story of the weekend... On one hand, a player is openly harassed and threatened for being gay. On the other hand, his teammates have his back. 
Kentucky high school basketball player Dalton Maldonado came out at a game after hearing a gay slur. When the opposing team chased him, his team rallied to his defense. Now he wants to help other young athletes in Indiana, Kentucky and the world.
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+Ferran Ferran Religious dogma is all about anti-choice.  The more zealous a person is, the more they loathe the choices of others.
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Andrea Brokaw is the author of the Austen-inspired YA novel Pride, Prejudice, and Curling Rocks and the YA paranormal romances I'd Rather Not Be Dead and Of Fur and Ice. She's also a dreamer, a skier, a curler, an NFL fan, and a homeschooling mom. As a Navy brat and then a Navy wife, she's lived on three continents, in four countries, in seven states, and in thirteen towns. (Or something like that. She loses count.) She has two cats and a thirteen-year-old boy.  Andy has a collection of acronyms, including GAD, ADHD, and PMLE. That basically means that she's clinically diagnosed with worrying too much, not paying attention to things, and not being able to play in the sun. In addition to writing novels for publication, Andy posts short fiction on Andy's Stories and writes web-serials under the name Aurora Talisan. (Her current story, Washed Up, starts here.) Andy's interest-based circles are listed in this post. Please visit and leave a comment if you want in a particular circle, or Andy may never notice you to circle you. (She's ADHD, remember? She doesn't notice a lot of stuff.) If she's the one who circled you and you have no idea why, hopefully the post will help make that more clear.
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    1993 - 1995
  • Bahrain School
    1991 - 1993
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