Psych Part II: Did you know that …

I loved this post from Ana – I had to share it with you all!

Simon🙂

Ana Calin

Psych: Did you know that …

  1. The human brain forgets 80% of what it’s learned in a day?
  2. The music you listen to influences the way you view the world?
  3. Romantic love is only slightly different from the obsessive-compulsive disorder (the purpose of which is to reduce anxiety, and not obtaining pleasure)?
  4. There’s a gene for pessimists that makes them see everything in a bad light?
  5. Spending money on others brings more satisfaction than spending it on yourself?
  6. Communication makes us more intelligent, and enhances memory?
  7. According to the more recent studies, genetics doesn’t really influence the IQ?

Enjoyed this? Plenty more where it came from. Check out the Personality Tests section and have a great time discovering the darkest corners of your personality. I’m always happy to hear from you! Leave your thoughts in a comment, and don’t shy from making suggestions for further posts.

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Whats happening on Planet Simon

As my more regular bloggers will have noticed I’ve not been around much the last couple of weeks, posts are Les and less and I’m not about to look at your great work so much. It’s a bit of a bummer if truth be told, but there it is. This si what happens with a busy work and home life and I’m trying to work my way round it all but I have to be honest it’s getting hard. There’s so much I want to put up on here and so much i want to do in life in general and yet things keep getting in the way.

I’m hoping that the ancient God of blogs is going to give mea break soon so that I can be about a bit more, but we’ll see.

On top of this I have September’s Circuit Mechanix magazine to finish and publish on it’s own blog in the next week or two. With this i have a secret project I’m working on (or meant to be) that is also shouting for some time.

The Titan mystery story is in its final stages, to date this is the single largest collective piece of work I have written, but I’m hoping that this will change soon with some of the ideas that I have. It’s how I fit all of this in, I have my core bloggers that I make sure I keep up with and I get a daily update from my inbox, this is good. The bad side to this is I can see the amount of blog i have to try and keep up on.

reading… yeah. Thats it really.

So, just know that I’ve not forgotten you guys and i miss you, I’m kind of about and looking to get back whenever I can. Keep it up you’re all amazing!

Simon😀

Esther’s Monday Motivation Challenge – Stop what you’re doing now!

Despite the rise of life to prevent me writing I feel i still need to take part in Esther Monday motivation challenge. This week the challenge is to include
Stop what you’re doing now! he yelled
In to a story of between 50 & 100 words. This is what I came up with:

It was only one damn component and Oliver couldn’t solder it down. Brian had given him this task to test him and Oliver was struggling. Gently gripping it in his tweezers his hand seemed to shake so much he couldn’t hold it in place.Taking the soldering iron he was just going to solder the part when Brian make him jump.

“Stop what you’re doing now” he yelled.

With Oliver’s heart beating hard he asked “why?”

“That circuit is live and will kill you I told you circuit C3 not E3!”

Oliver felt himself calming, Brian had done him a favour – he had saved him.

Simon😀

Torrents of memories 

I stand absorbed by the falling water. Like moments in time they coomr and go so fast. Lost to the pool below, mixed together in an inseparable mix. 

Yet my pool of thoughts can be separated, in mixed from the rest to bring g back moments in a drop, feelings lost to be rediscovered. 

Soon I’m lost to every falling drop, memories crash over me in a crescendo and the moments lost in the torrent until I can feel them again. 

Simon ☺

Author Interview – Lucy Brazier – Secret Diary of PorterGirl: The Everyday Adventures of the Students and Staff of Old College & PorterGirl: First Lady Of The Keys

A great author interview with Lucy Brazier – The Porter girl.

I hope you guys are all great, I’ve not got much time to blog right now – but I’m still about and hope to get things on track a bit soon.

Simon🙂

toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

Hey there everyone.

Tonight we have a very eclectic, witty, stylish and fun guest for you to get to know better.

I’d like to introduce you all to author Lucy Brazier aka PorterGirl, as she throws her hat into the ring to chat about taking her real life experiences and channeling them into her writing.

Hi there Lucy, thank you ever so much for agreeing to being a guest here today.

It is an absolute pleasure, thank you for having me!

Let’s start with your latest release of “PorterGirl: First Lady Of The Keys”, which was just released at the start of this month. This is a sequel to your debut novel “Secret Diary of PorterGirl: The Everyday Adventures of the Students and Staff of Old College”. The setting and sensibilities are very British in nature. What sort of genre(s) would you classify your books as sitting in while politely sipping…

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Esther’s Monday Motivation – It was over. 

I’ve been busy this week, but I still had to check Esther’s Monday motivation. This week is an interesting one, the phrase to use in a 50 – 100 word story is “it was over” 

Here’s my piece on it:

Surviving the end:

They had been waiting for weeks for it to come. Now Adams and the rest couldn’t take it in. The massive rock slammed into the Earth, carving it’s destruction over the surface as they watched in stunned silence from orbit. Every last vistage of human existence either turned to ash or washed away. Finally…  It was over. 

After a few hours it struck them all. What now? If they stayed they would certainly die as there was no one to resupply them. If they left…  Could Earth still support human life? 

I wrote this on my phone so I’ve no idea of the word count. 

Thanks as always to Esther. 

Simon🙂