They’re bright orange, sort of plump, and just like Ruffles potato chips, they have ridges. They pop up every year about this time as if to punctuate the fact that autumn is upon us. They can be used to decorate in their current form. But when you open them up and scoop out their insides, add some sugar and spices and bake; they become delicious pies. When you have finished scooping them out, you can then use your imagination to carve them into all kinds of spooky creatures. They are very versatile.
“I’ve never driven a riding lawn mower,” Mother said with a tiny touch of glee in her voice. “Are you sure you don’t mind?” she asked our friends who lived out in the country. Compared with the modest house we grew up in, our friends lived in a mansion with a swimming pool and lake surrounded by acres and acres of land. My sister and I were preteens at the time and cheered Mother on as she carefully settled into the lawn mower seat.
I became known as the little boy who could draw a perfect pine cone. I didn’t find out about my nickname until many years later. I was just a scared 8-year-old boy who started taking private art lessons. The rest of the class was filled with middle-age housewives who wanted to explore their talent in art. I was very intimidated by them and they were inquisitive as to why I was there. One of our first projects was to draw a pine cone.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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