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Andy Brokaw
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I really hate my inability to understand cars. I'm sitting here with a car that won't even try to start, drinking Way Too Many Calories at Starbucks as I wait for my husband to rescue me instead of fixing the damn car myself.
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At least it was simple. My car does that sometimes, but in my case, it's the computer forgetting how to send a signal to the starter. Or just being lazy. It won't work for a while, and then suddenly, it's like nothing was wrong.
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People frequently ask what happens to me in sunlight. In this picture, you see what happens when my choker rubs off my sunblock then shifts to not cover the area anymore. This was with indirect light through a windscreen on a twenty minute drive.
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Hmf. =(
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"Why are you laughing at my suffering?"
Because he's adorable! Also, I thought they stopped baseball for pouring rain, but I guess I thought wrong.
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Update: they did call a rain delay. No idea what took them so long though.
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I made this just now. Except I also dumped some blueberries in because they were there. The results are fantastic.
 
Sugar Free Banana Custard Oatmeal

Like actually sugar free.  The sweetness comes from the bananas.  No other added sugar.

It's super creamy deliciousness, easy and cheap to make, and healthy too.  This is my new favourite breakfast.

Also: I took artsy food bloggy photos at the holiday cottage in Dorset.  These are probably the schmanciest photos I've ever taken for my food blog.  And I totally didn't even steal the gorgeous Delft blue cake platter thingy when we left.  I just fantasized about it.   > . >
A creamy, healthy, easy, filling start to your day.
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Looks great, but it's not sugar free if it has fruit in it (pet peeve of mine).
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Here's what I've written so far today, a blog post about the musical tastes of my MC's. (Includes several videos.)
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I'm not a writer, so I don't spend time thinking much about the processes that go into character development, but when it comes teenagers who listen to decades old music... You're talking about most of the people I've ever been close enough friends with to actually discuss music. That all started with the influence of my father so that despite being born in 1977, my favorite musicians as a kid were Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, and The Bobbettes.

And I imagine that if you're creating a character that is currently a teenager you should probably keep in mind that if that kid hears an interview with their favorite artist who mentions an influence, this kid has the ability to go listen to that influencing artists entire catalog with hardly any effort. And can easily discover the influencers influences in the process, and continue on through the history of recorded music.
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Guess what I'm doing today!
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Flying in a manner counter to your trajectory?
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Yay! More Kidthulhu!
Charles C. Dowd originally shared to Kidthulhu:
 
Kidthulhu: Tales of Madness #2 is now live on Kickstarter!
>>>> http://kck.st/1FiQqKC <<<<

This is a short 15 day campaign and features art by me and +Christina Major and +Jess Boudrie

Also +Martin E. Brandt II wrote some stuff. 

Thank you for your support!

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Just cleaned the hell out of my kitchen. I really wish I was the type of person who was happy with such accomplishments, or at least prideful of them, but all I feel is sore and depressed that I'm one of those poor souls stuck with doing such things.
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HA HA...I LIKE CLEANING........
   i get a Zen meditation in action;
   i get pleasantly tired;
   i can bask in the glory of a sweet, smelling clean, organized space;
   i can giggle at how annoyed i know 'Der is right now with the whole damned wasted day!!!!! 

     Also, I'm pretty positive I made her glower at me thru the screen for 15 seconds until she couldn't help but crack a grin!!!!!


  
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This time, I used a protein filler in preparation for Sparks Electric Blue. Came out better than the last several color jobs.
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"And I've still got the blues, over you." 
I like it! I'd try it, but the way my hair is now it would look like I was wearing a blue toilet seat on my head. Oh well.
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There is a cat on my keyboard. #WriterProblems
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mad cat, 'cause you keep playing with that mouse!
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Now winter will always be with me. :)
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I'm torn between hot & cool; perhaps some of both :-)
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I'm waiting at Ram's Head Live to see the Kaiser Chiefs! I am a lucky thing. :)
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Maybe... Or maybe not, considering we just had one here in Baltimore...
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Ellensburg, WA - Dunoon, Scotland - Atlanta, GA - Westminster, MD - Mount Vernon, WA - Pensacola, FL - Columbia, SC - Augusta, GA - London, England - Sardinia, Italy - Manama, Bahrain - Spruce Pine, NC - Martinsburg, WV
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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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  • London Central High School
    1993 - 1995
  • Bahrain School
    1991 - 1993
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Andrea Brokaw, Lady Hedgehog, Andrea Collins, Andrea Marie Brokaw
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