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Manic Monday
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
1023 posts | 5 read | 1 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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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖The Help (Minnie‘s famous pies)
🎬Psych-tv show (this started my love of cinnamon pie)
🎤American Pie - Don McLean

#ManicMonday @JoScho

Kaila-ann The Help 😍 19h
AsYouWish @Kaila-ann I know, right?! I love the movie too and I feel like a reread is in my future! 18h
Kaila-ann I was very impressed with the movie too. 18h
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🥧 The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
🥧 Waitress
🥧 American Pie - Don McLean

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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🥧The Help
🥧American Pie
🥧Cherry Pie-Warrant
#manicmonday

CocoReads Those are exactly the ones I thought of too! 1d
julesG @CocoReads Book and Film, yes. Song, no. Can't think of a pie 1d
julesG ...related song right now 1d
CocoReads There‘s also American Pie by Don McLean. Of course it‘s not really about Pie and more than Cherry Pie. 🤣🤣😉😉 1d
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🧳 The Vacationers by Emma Straub
🧳 National Lampoon‘s Vacation
🧳 Vacation by The Go-Go‘s

JoScho Good ones! Thanks for playing 😊🧳 1w
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Travels with Charley
🎞 Around the World in 80 Days
🎶 Leavin on a Jet Plane

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🧳 1w
Eggs @JoScho ❤️❤️ 1w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Finding Fraser
🎬Walking on Sunshine
🎤Crying on a Suitcase by Casey James

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😊🧳 1w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Happy Monday everyone!
🧳Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
🧳Summer Rental
🧳Midnight Train to Georgia
#manicmonday

revenge4porgy The King and I, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, et al 1w
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🛍Confessions of a Shopaholic
🛍Clueless
🛍Shop Around

umbrellagirl I thought Clueless as well! 2w
JoScho Thanks for playing 💕🛍 2w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Shopgirl by Steve Martin
🎬 Mean Girls or Jawbreaker
🎤 Lollipops and Gummy Bears from Full House (no idea why, it just popped into my head.

If you are trying to figure out the song here is a link:

https://youtu.be/mnPQ5ba1gI0

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕🛍 2w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Monday needs to slow down and not come so quickly.
🛍Confessions of a Shopaholic
🛍Clueless
🛍Let‘s Go to the Mall-Robin Sparkles
(from How I Met Your Mother)
#manicmonday

Sharpeipup Perfect song choice! 2w
JoScho @Sharpeipup thank you! 2w
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🎃📚 Pumpkin Jack
🎃 🎞Friday the 13th
🎃🎼 Five Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho The first one says “oh my it‘s getting late” 🎃💛🎃 3w
Eggs @JoScho 🎃😉🎃 3w
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖The Halloween Murders
🎬Halloweentown
🎤5 Little Pumpkins

#ManicMonday @JoScho

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

JoScho Love Five Little Pumpkins 🎃 3w
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 3w
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hermyknee
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🎃 The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury
🎃The Halloween Tree (a made for tv cartoon based on the book my best friend and I would watch every year when we were kids!)
🎃 “This is Halloween” - Danny Elfman (from The Nightmare Before Christmas!)

#manicmonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing Liz 💛🎃💛 3w
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🎃 Spookley the Square Pumpkin-I taught elementary school for 14 years
🎃 Trick ‘r Treat
🎃 This is Halloween-this song is awesome
#manicmonday

Klou I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!! 3w
CaseyLea My friend at work absolutely adores that film - she got my little one onto it! 😊🎃 3w
JoScho @Klou @CaseyLea I watched it for the first time this year. It‘s awesome! 3w
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Klou @JoScho it really is. They were meant to be doing a new one but I don't know what's happened with it 3w
JoScho @Klou oh that would be cool! 3w
CaseyLea @JoScho It really is - a great moral for the little‘uns too! 3w
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TheEllieMo
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 A Reunion of Ghosts - Judith Claire Mitchell

🎥 Ghost

🎵 There‘s A Ghost In My House - R Dean Taylor

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👻 1mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚Ghosts-Raina Telgemeier
🎞 Casper
🎼 theme Ghostbusters

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho 💕👻 1mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Ghosts of Salem
🎬Beatlejuice
🎤Ghostbusters

#ManicMonday @JoScho

#Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👻 1mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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👻The Carrow Haunt-Darcy Coates
👻Casper
👻Ghostbusters-Ray Parker, Jr.
#manicmonday

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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Hocus Pocus
🎬Halloweentown
🎤Bones! Bones! Bones! (Awesome Sauce on GoNoodle)

#ManicMonday @JoScho #Scarathlon #TeamStoker @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤💀🖤 1mo
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TheEllieMo
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 The Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

🎥 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

🎵 Not Fade Away - The Rolling Stones (who else remembers the Scotch Tape advert?!)

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🖤💀🖤 1mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 The Lovely Bones
🎞 the movie ⬆️
🎶 Them Bones, Them Dry Bones 🦴

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing Sherri 🖤💀🖤 1mo
Eggs @JoScho 💕🦴💕 1mo
Reader93 I want to do these things when people ask like this but I dont understand how...do I do it in the comments? I'll admit it...I'm a noob 1mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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💀The Forgotten Bones
💀The Goonies
💀Feed My Frankenstein-Alice Cooper
#manicmonday

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SW-T
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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Book: Scream Site
Movie: Scream
Song: Scream by Chris Cornell

@JoScho #ManicMonday

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤😱 1mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖Secret Window, Secret Garden
🎬Identity
🎤The Are You Afraid of the Dark Theme and the Goosebumps opening

#AreYouAfraidOfTheDarkBackThisFriday #SoExcited #Scarathlon #TeamStoker #ManicMonday @JoScho @TheReadingMermaid

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤 1mo
TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 The Widow-Fiona Barton
🎞 Psycho
🎵 Thriller-Michael Jackson
#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤 1mo
Eggs ❤️🌚❤️ 1mo
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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
😱 pretty much anything by Stephen King
😱 Scream
😱 Afraid - The Neighbourhood

JoScho Thanks for playing 😱🖤 1mo
revenge4porgy 10 Little Indians 1mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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😱Haunted - Chuck Palahniuk
😱Scream
😱Scream - Michael and Janet Jackson
#manicmonday

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OriginalCyn620
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday
🍁 Autumn - Ali Smith
🍁 Hocus Pocus
🍁 Autumn Leaves - Ed Sheeran

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 2mo
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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📚 Leaves of Grass-Walt Whitman
🎞 Autumn in NY
🎼 She‘s Leaving Home

#manicmonday #emojimadness
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 2mo
TheSpineView I didn't even think of Whitman! Good choice! 2mo
Eggs @JoScho @TheSpineView 💞🍁🍂🤗 2mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖 Speak
🎬 Indian Summer
🎤 Time To Change (The Brady Bunch)

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 🧡🍁🧡 2mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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🍁Fletcher and the Falling Leaves
🍁When Harry Met Sally
🍁If You Leave
#manicmonday

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Eggs
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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#manicmonday on Terrific Tuesday

📚Summer Wives, B Wms
🎞 Sound of Music
🎵 New Dress

@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing friend 💕👗 2mo
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AsYouWish
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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📖The Selection
🎬Enchanted
🎤I Feel Pretty from West Side Story

#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕👗 2mo
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JoScho
Manic Monday | Robert Michael
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👗The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
👗27 Dresses
👗Dress You Up-Madonna
#manicmonday

Coleen_Nieto @joscho great answers! 2mo
HOTPock3tt Dress you up has always been my FAVE Madonna song!! 😍♥️ and I LOVEd Evelyn Hugo! (edited) 2mo
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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 💙🤡💙 2mo
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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 💙🤡💙 2mo
Eggs @JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
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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 💙🤡💙 2mo
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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 💙🤡💙 2mo
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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 💙 2mo
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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 💙 2mo
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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 💙 2mo
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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 💙 2mo
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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 💙 2mo
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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 2mo
flying_monkeys I first thought of Little Monsters too 😁 2mo
JoScho @flying_monkeys such a fun movie! 2mo
JoScho @hermyknee 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 2mo
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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 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 3mo
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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 🧖🏽‍♀️💙🧖🏽‍♀️ 3mo
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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. 3mo
TheSpineView Love the song!💜🎶 3mo
JoScho Thanks for playing sweet lady 💙🧖🏽‍♀️💙 3mo
Eggs A pleasure as always, my friend @JoScho 💕🦋💘 (edited) 3mo
Eggs @marleed Yes this song has its own special place in the time-space continuum 💙 3mo
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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