Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Misshapen Pancake

I’ve been surviving the summer heat by wearing sleeveless dresses, a wide-brimmed hat, and visiting Quantico which i haven’t played since…April…so it’s still April there. Ahhhh a bit nippy.

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My residents tell me different ways they beat the heat. I’m surprised Aurora isn’t just diving in the ponds, but she cools off a little differently.

Personally, one of the few foods I truly dislike are watermelon. The texture bothers me.

Personally, one of the few foods I truly dislike are watermelon. The texture bothers me.

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Tia gave me a shirt to beat the heat, but…

Either she's advertising herself or she skinned a relative...

Either she’s advertising herself or she skinned a relative…

We’ve had a lot of short showers followed by gorgeous rainbows. This one makes it almost look like I like Elvis and his house:

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The fireworks festivals start up this Sunday. I’m thinking of opening, but being on the west coast (GMT -8) I don’t think many people will be awake to come see them. Hanabi means fireworks in Japanese, and Hanabi’s town flag is fireworks, so I’m excited about them. Maybe this year I’ll have to try and come up with some custom fireworks for the display.

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Today was Grizzly’s birthday. I bought a tan puffy vest for him and brought it to his house. Who had arrived before me? Elvis of course.

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Grizzly was none too subtle about receiving his birthday gift. That’s ok, he can be pushy on his birthday.

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I handed him his gift and he tore the wrapping off.

What do you mean *finally*? You've lived here for like a month.

What do you mean *finally*? You’ve lived here for like a month.

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I wondered if he’d put it on (you know, since Elvis refuses to wear the shirt I gave him) but he changed then and there and danced around sweating in his puffy vest looking half-silly and half-awesome.

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You. JUST had one. Greedy lion.

You. JUST had one. Greedy lion.

After the party I talked to all the birthday-boycotting villagers and Flurry dropped a bomb:

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This was news to me, because when I talked to Octavian not five minutes earlier all he would talk about is pancakes. Senile octopus.

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I did what any mayor who’s recently lost not 1 (Pashmina) but 2 (Drago) beloved villagers would do, I ran around catching bugs for 10 or 15 minutes.

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Finally on one of my passes looking for Cicadas Octavian stopped me:

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I told him in no uncertain terms that he was not leaving (at least not until or unless I get rid of Grizzly, Aurora, or Elvis). And that’s what’s new in Hanabi on this last day of July.

P.S. I received a US copy of Animal Crossing from Nintendo. Thanks, Nintendo!

2 thoughts on “Animal Crossing New Leaf US: Misshapen Pancake

  1. I believe we’re having the ACUKE birthday bash for August this Sunday if you would want to open up for that. I know I’ll be on later that evening and I’m sure Merry would be as well. Hopefully there will be details up in the forum soon for it. But thought I’d let you know since isn’t August your birthday month? 🙂

  2. August is my birthday month. On the 16th. 🙂 But I don’t think I’ll be able to make it. Hubby and I are going to be out all day—or at least the morning and afternoon, which is usually when the bashes are. :\ I might open up in the evening for the fireworks festival, but evening for me means 90% of ACUKErs are asleep since I’m GMT -8.

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