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Manic Monday
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
989 posts | 5 read | 2 to read
Assassins have no fun...at least that is how Jake Monday feels. Sure, it pays well and has tons of great benefits like beautiful women, fast cars and expensive clothes. But, when you hate your job, how can you enjoy its perks? Jake finds that although he excels at killing, he finds no joy in it. His employer continues to push him to his limits, forcing Jake to re-evaluate his career choice. A chance meeting with a woman aboard a flight to Los Angeles leaves Jake questioning more than his occupation. She leaves him with a strange gift and a feeling that they are somehow connected. Before Jake can unravel the mysterious woman, he takes an assignment that changes his life forever. The stakes are legendary, the danger acute, and the world may never be the same. FROM THE AUTHOR Manic Monday is the first installment of a 7-part series of novellas. The Jake Monday Chronicles will also be included in two volumes of collected works: The Monday Collection, Volume One and Volume Two. So, whether you enjoy your series one installment at a time, or you like to read a longer work, we have you covered. The Monday Collection, Volume One contains Manic Monday, A Month of Mondays, and Thank God it's Monday. All these installments are also available to purchase separately if you wish. The Monday Collection, Volume Two will be released in the fourth quarter of 2014 and will include the final four parts of the Jake Monday saga: Rainy Days and Monday (March 2014), Can't Wait for Monday (May 2014), Mad Mad Monday (July 2014), and Monday Bloody Monday (September 2014). I get the question from time-to-time: what inspired you to write this story? With Jake Monday, my inspiration came from a multitude of sources. Authors like Ludlum, LeCarre, Fleming, and Follet come to mind. Also, I enjoy watching series on television: "Alias," "Heroes," "Lost," "Supernatural," "The X-Files," and "Hannibal." All of these have elements that influenced my writing. The Jake Monday Chronicles began in 2003 when I wrote a short story about an assassin named Jake Monday. I had no plans, really, but I had a sentence running through my head. The sentence that launched this series began: "Jake Monday hated Mondays more than any other day of the week." The idea that a high-profile assassin would be unhappy, unsatisfied, and struggling with his past and future, is not unique. I wanted to explore new areas of this theme. I thought of family, of a past hidden, of the moral challenge of an individual that finds himself caught in a massive global conspiracy while grappling with the choices he has made, willingly or not. So, Jake Monday is my Jason Bourne. Hallie is my Sidney Bristow (from Alias). My villains...well, they are all my own. I love to draw villains who are deep, believable, and scary. Not because they always represent the antithesis of the hero, but just the opposite: my villains are not much different than all of us. I do not believe in "grey areas," but I do believe the line between good and evil can be narrow. One wrong move and even someone like Jake Monday can be heading in the wrong direction.
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Nessavamusic
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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A little late!!
📖 IT
🎬 Killer Clowns From Outer Space
🎼 Send in the Clowns
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🤡💙 8h
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suzie.reads
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Best thing about Monday? Chilling in bed reading your book after a long day ❤

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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 City of Clowns
🎞 A Thousand Clowns
🎶 Send in the Clowns

#manicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🤡💙 1d
Eggs @JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 6h
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SW-T
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#ManicMonday @JoScho

📚It, Stephen King
🎥 The Dark Night
🎶 Tears of a Clown, Smokey Robinson

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🤡💙 1d
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖It (haven‘t read it, but it is on my TBR list)
🎬Are You Afraid of the Dark-Zeebo gave me nightmares!
🎤Circus Theme (I don‘t know the official name of that music that is played at the circus, but that music popped into my head)

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🤡💙 1d
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🤡Joyland-Stephen King
🤡It
🤡Shout It Out Loud-Kiss
#manicmonday

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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🛏 Before I Go To Sleep
🛏 While You Were Sleeping
🛏 Sweet Dreams

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1w
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SW-T
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚Talk before sleep
🎥 Sleeping beauty
🎼 No sleep til Brooklyn

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1w
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Sandra boynton The Going-to-Bed Book
🎞Bedtime for Bonzo
🎶 Christopher Robin is Saying his Prayers

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1w
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Nessavamusic
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
🎬 While You Were Sleeping
🎼 Daysleeper - REM
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Good Night Moon
🎬 Don‘t Look Under the Bed
🎤 Wake Me Up, Before You Go Go

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙 1w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Monday mood-missing my bed hard!
🛏Gerald‘s Game
🛏Little Monsters
🛏No Sleep Till Brooklyn-Beastie Boys
#manicmonday

hermyknee Right now I‘m just thinking about how much I want to go back to bed 😭😭😭 #mondays 1w
flying_monkeys I first thought of Little Monsters too 😁 1w
JoScho @flying_monkeys such a fun movie! 1w
JoScho @hermyknee 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 1w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Carrie (only book I could think of with a shower)
🎬 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
🎤 Splish Splash

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 2w
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AnneCecilie
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#ManicMonday

📚 Harry Potter (the hair makes me think of Luna Lovegood)

🎥 Frozen

🎼 Let It Go

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 2w
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 The Glow
🎥 Atlantis The Lost Empire
🎶 Knights in White Satin

#manicmonday @JoScho

marleed There was a time when I listened to the radio easily 6+ hours a day. My station signed off at midnight with Nights in White Satin. Whenever I hear the song or title, I‘m instantly transported to some late night when I‘m on my own with a radio. 2w
TheSpineView Love the song!💜🎶 2w
JoScho Thanks for playing sweet lady 💙🧖🏽‍♀️💙 2w
Eggs A pleasure as always, my friend @JoScho 💕🦋💘 (edited) 2w
Eggs @marleed Yes this song has its own special place in the time-space continuum 💙 2w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Happy Labor Day Monday friends! If you have the day off I hope you enjoy some time with a good book and if you have to work, well I hope it is swift and painless.
🧖🏽‍♀️ Bubbles Unboud by Sarah Strohmeyer
🧖🏽‍♀️ Pretty Woman
🧖🏽‍♀️Washin‘ and Wonderin‘ by Stroke 9
#manicmonday

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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 The Baby Sitters Club (Dawn)
🎬 California Dreams (tv show)
🎤 California Dreams Theme song (“Surf dudes with attitudes, kinda groovy, laid back moods Sky above, sand below, good vibrations, feelin‘ mellow Don‘t give it up, don‘t want to stop Don‘t wake me up, don‘t wake me up if I‘m dreamin‘, California Dreams, just let me stay here in the sun Until my dream is done”) Love this song

#ManicMonday @JoScho

AkashaVampie I loved that show 3w
AsYouWish @AkashaVampie Yay!!! After I posted it I wondered if anyone else had ever seen or heard of California Dreams!!! I have a YouTube playlist of all my favorite songs and I recently listened to them all again and still amazing!!! 3w
AkashaVampie @AsYouWish I havent thought of that show in so long. Might have to see if I can find it anywhere 3w
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AsYouWish @AkashaVampie I found the DVDs on Amazon, but I am waiting for them to come down in price. I love the show, but $150 per season is a bit of a stretch for me and the CD is $45. And I think they are all used. YouTube has a lot of the songs, but I am not sure about episodes. 3w
AkashaVampie @AsYouWish thanks hun. Yeah that is way too high 3w
JoScho That was such a fun show! 3w
AsYouWish @JoScho YAY!!! Another person who knows the show!!! 3w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Already Monday! Here‘s hoping your day is amazing.
🏄🏽‍♀️Soul Surfer
🏄🏽‍♀️Point Break
🏄🏽‍♀️Pepper-Butthole Surfers
#manicmonday

madamereadsalot1 I love the Butthole Surfers! 3w
Billypar 🎶'They were all in love with dyin, they were doing it in Texas' 🎶 Stuck in my head now! 3w
vivastory 🎶 Some will die in hot pursuit & fiery auto crashes. Some will die in hot pursuit while sifting through my ashes...🎶 Ditto @Billypar 3w
hermyknee I thought if Soul Surfer, too! 3w
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tammysue
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 The Freedom Writers Diary
🎬 Matilda
📻 Pink Floyd - Another Brick in the Wall

#manicmonday

JoScho 🖤👩🏼‍🏫🖤 3w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Matilda
🎬 The Breakfast Club
🎤 Teacher Teacher

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho 🖤👩🏼‍🏫🖤 3w
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Schooled by Gordon Korman
🎥 Freedom Writers
🎶 Pink Floyd - We don‘t need no education!

#manicmonday @JoScho

LibrarianRyan ohhhhh. All good answers. 1mo
Eggs Thank you 🙏🏻😊 @LibrarianRyan 1mo
tammysue I loved both the book and movie! 👍🏻❤️ 1mo
tammysue Meant to say Freedom Writers book and movie 😊 1mo
JoScho 🖤👩🏼‍🏫🖤 3w
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
👩‍🏫The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Bill, the English teacher!)
👩‍🏫School Ties
👩‍🏫Hot For Teacher

JoScho 🖤👩🏼‍🏫🖤 3w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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👩🏼‍🏫Give Me Your Hand-Megan Abbott
👩🏼‍🏫Easy A
👩🏼‍🏫Rock ‘n‘ Roll High School
#manicmonday

hermyknee I can‘t believe it‘s already time. We‘ve got this! 1mo
JoScho @hermyknee 🙌🏼🖤🙌🏼 4w
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ReadingRachael
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Book: Wild
Movie: Moonrise Kingdom
Song: Twinkle twinkle little star

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 💚🏕😊 3w
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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💚 lost girls of camp forevermore 📚
❤️ the great outdoors 🎥
🧡 hello mudda hello fadda 🎶

#manicmonday @JoScho

tdrosebud I love Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda 1mo
Eggs @tdrosebud “Life is very entertaining and They say that we‘ll have fun if it stops raining 🌧 “ 1mo
GypsyKat I thought of the same movie! Classic! 😊 1mo
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GypsyKat And omg I just realized that we picked the same song too! We‘re twinning today! 😂 1mo
Eggs Spooky @GypsyKat 👏🏻🤗 1mo
JoScho 😊🏕💚 3w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖The Secret
🎬Friday the 13th (movie), Are You Afraid of the Dark (tv show), and Salute Your Shorts (tv show) all three of these popped into my head and I couldn‘t choose
🎤Salute Your Shorts theme song

#ManicMonday @JoScho

AkashaVampie I loved Salute Your Shorts. You must have been a 90s kid. 1mo
AsYouWish @AkashaVampie Total 90s kid. I was more of a Hey Dude girl, but Salute Your Shorts was a close second and of course, Are You Afraid of the Dark was my Saturday night!! 1mo
AkashaVampie @AsYouWish I was born at the end of 1985. so i was a 90s kid. I watched all those shows. They don't make them like that anymore. 😒 1mo
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AsYouWish @AkashaVampie I was born in October 1985, so I was a total 90s kid. I know I wish that they would put some of those shows back on tv, not remake them, but show the shows as they were or at least put them on Netflix or something. Thank goodness for YouTube!!! 1mo
AkashaVampie @AsYouWish So you are about 2 months older than me. I was born on Friday December 13th. I know, right? i try to watch things from my childhood whenever i can and show them to my kids. 1mo
IamIamIam Minus the 90s lingo, poofy hair and odd clothing choices, Are You Afraid of the Dark still holds up!!! I bought a bootleg of all the seasons at a convention a few years ago and it's absolutely amazing!!! My kids watched the 1st episode and refused to watch any more!!! Lol 1mo
AsYouWish @IamIamIam Every once in a while they will have an episode or two on tv, but very rarely. I found a bunch of episodes on YouTube, thank goodness!!! Although there are still a few episodes that creep me out and I tend to stay away from, lol!! 1mo
JoScho 😊🏕💚 3w
AsYouWish @IamIamIam @AkashaVampie I just saw a commercial on Nick, they are rebooting Are You Afraid of the Dark!!!!! It is a remake, but I will take it!!! My little heart is so happy!!!! 3w
IamIamIam WHOO HOO!!!! 3w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🏕Dead Mountain
🏕The Great Outdoors
🏕The Ants Go Marching 🐜
#manicmonday

hermyknee Another school year! We‘ve got this 💪🏼 1mo
BookishTrish Dead Mountain! 1mo
GypsyKat Love that movie! I thought of the same one! 1mo
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JoScho @GypsyKat it is so funny! 1mo
JoScho @BookishTrish 🖤🖤🖤 1mo
JoScho @hermyknee you know it! 1mo
tammysue I missed MM this week.. that‘s a great movie pick, John Candy‘s hilarious in it. We watch it a couple time a year! 1mo
JoScho @tammysue it is just such a fun movie! The bear, the raccoons, and great characters! 1mo
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tammysue
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Jaws by Peter Benchley
🎬 The Shallows
📻 Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White

#ManicMonday

JoScho 🦈🖤🦈 3w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Hostage 3 (and I am not sure why that book popped into my head, but highly recommend it!!)
🎬Finding Nemo (“Fish are friends, not food.”-Bruce, love Bruce so much)
🎤Baby Shark-I think Halloween version is my current favorite

#ManicMonday @JoScho

BookNAround My youngest and I don‘t eat fish (we don‘t like it) and we use this line when anyone tries to convince us that we‘ll like *this* particular fish. 1mo
AsYouWish @BookNAround I love that!! That part of the movie always cracks me up, because Bruce is really trying to change his ways. 1mo
JoScho Thanks for playing 🦈🖤🦈 1mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🦈📚 Jaws-Peter Benchley
🦈🎥 Bruce the Shark in Finding Nemo
🦈 🎶 Shark in the Water

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho I love Bruce! Thanks for playing 🦈🖤 1mo
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TheRiehlDeal
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📘 Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo
🎬 Jaws
🎶 Love Bites by Halestorm

#ManicMonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🦈🖤🦈 1mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🦈The Meg
🦈Jaws
🦈Once Bitten Twice Shy-Great White
#manicmonday

mom2bugnbee Great song choice for this emoji! 1mo
JoScho @mom2bugnbee thank you 😊🖤🦈 1mo
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tammysue
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
🎬 Airplane!
📻 Aerosmith - Leaving On A Jet Plane

#ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing Tammy 🛩💙 2mo
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QuietlyLaura
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚Death In The Clouds by Agatha Christie.

🎬Snakes On A Plane.

🎶Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz.

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing sweet lady 🛩💙🛩 2mo
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Leftcoastzen
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚The Hotel New Hampshire
🎥Airplane! (I had to ,it‘s a force of nature)
🎶big old jet airliner -Steve Miller Band
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💙🛩💙 2mo
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TK-421
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Book - The Accidental Tourist by Anne Tyler (I haven‘t read it)
Movie - Airplane! & Airplane II: the Sequel
Song - This Flight Tonight by Joni Mitchell (or the better-known awesome Nazareth cover)

Thanks for the tag @JoScho! #ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 2mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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✈️ Aviator‘s Wife📖
✈️ Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 🎥
✈️ Jet Airliner🎶

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 2mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖The Langoliers- Stephen King
🎬Lost
🎤I Wanna Grow Old With You- The Wedding Singer

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 2mo
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Nessavamusic
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Animal Magnetism by Jill Shalvis
🎬 Airplane!
🎼 Leaving on a Jet Plane - John Denver
Happy Monday!
#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🛩💙🛩 2mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🛩The Sun Is Also A Star
🛩Con Air-no shame-love it!
🛩Aeroplane-RHCP
#manicmonday

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Lovesbooks87
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 If You Give A Dog A Donut by Laura Numeroff
🎞Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
🎶 BINGO

#manicmonday

Can you tell I work with two year olds!!!

JoScho Lol love the answers 🐶🖤🐶 2mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Harry Potter and the Sorcerer‘s Stone (Fluffy)
🎬Homeward Bound
🎤Puppy Love

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho 🐶🖤🐶 2mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 The Poky Little Puppy
🎥 Snoopy Come Home
🎶 How Much Is that Doggie in the Window

#manicmonday @JoScho

jmtrivera I love Snoopy Come Home. 2mo
JoScho Little Golden Books! 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🐶The Art Of Racing In The Rain
🐶A Dog‘s Purpose
🐶Atomic Dog

revenge4porgy Benji, Marley and Me, Homeward Bound 2mo
JoScho 🐶🖤🐶 2mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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In honor of my new found little guy I went with a dog this week 😊

🐶A Dog‘s Purpose-it wrecked me!
🐶Benji
🐶Everything Falls Apart-Dog‘s Eye View
#manicmonday

AnansiGirl Your little good boy is a cutie! 🐾🐶💕 2mo
tammysue I loved A Dogs Purpose! We all watched the movie but I haven‘t read the book yet. ❤️🐶🐾 2mo
JoScho @AnansiGirl thank you! 😊 2mo
JoScho @tammysue oh I cried so much but it is a wonderful idea. 2mo
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TheEllieMo
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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This is the bangle* that my parents got me for my birthday this year. The Bangles had a hit with #ManicMonday.

*OK, technically it‘s a charm bracelet, but I‘ve had a tough weekend, work with me here, guys...

#LilithJuly
@Cinfhen @KarenUK

KarenUK 😂💕 2mo
Megabooks It‘s a bangle-y charm bracelet 😉😏 2mo
Cinfhen What a wonderful gift 💝 2mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Winnie the Pooh
🎬The Three Amigos
🎤 Blue Shadows on the Trail (from The Three Amigos)

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🦉 2mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Winnie-the-Pooh
🎥 Sword in the Stone
🎶 Owl and the Pussycat

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🦉 2mo
Eggs @JoScho 🖤🧡💕 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🦉Hoot - Carl Hiaasen
🦉Labyrinth
🦉Night Owl - Carly Simon

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🦉 2mo
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jenniferw88
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Harry Potter (obviously!)
🎬 Hedwig and the angry inch
🎵 Hedwig's theme

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🖤🦉 2mo
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