Friday, August 31, 2012

Friday Fun

Quick Reminder. There's still time to enter Monday's competition to win a book.  But not much.

First up on this sunny Friday is Oddbox.  This week, the annual Air Guitar Championships, the world's largest tennis racket and a Koala hitches a lift.

Do you procrastinate?  Of course you do, but are you as bad as this lot, leaving 20 minute tasks undone for years.

Did you know insects sunbathe?  Nope, neither did I.  That and 9 more things we didn't know last week.

And the moment you've all been waiting for....Picture Time.

And on that cute note, I bid you adieu wish you a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Change of Direction

I'm doing something for the first time.  It's scary, it's unusual and I'm not sure about it.  I'm planning a book.

Well, I say plan, it's more a loose collection of thoughts at the moment, but it's more planning than I normally do.  I have a sheet of A4 paper with some scribbled ideas, some of which I can connect.

One idea is an escaped prisoner who goes back to Earth to start a revolution and take over the world. I can link that with God taking a holiday and Harold Kennedy being killed by his robots.  I think I can anyway.  Included in this set of notes are FAT (Faith Against Theocracy).  I'm trying to think of a way get the acronym THIN involved as another one of these groups and maybe expand it to include other revolutionary groups with similar acronyms.  Think of Life of Brian and all the Judean movements.

Other notes include the Atlantic appearing in space and Alan Radford being sent to find out why.  This thread includes pirates, Furteen and aliens from another galaxy.  Another option is a plotline involving Humans settling on another planet that's inhabited by...I don't know I haven't got that far yet, but it may include small, cute furry things that kill with kindness.  Care Bears with attitude.

My head is spinning as I'm not used to doing things this way, but, if you don't try things you'll never discover if there's a better way.

I still start with a question, but I'm using a different method to get the answer.  I'll keep you up to date with how it's going, though I'm sure my pantsing days are not numbered.

Changing the subject completely, don't forget I'm running a competition to win a copy of 'A Stitch in Time'.  Rules, regulations and details of how many body parts you need to donate as an entrance fee are on Monday's blog.

On that note, I shall return to my planning and bid you adieu.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A Competition

Alriiiiiiiiiight.  The books are here and I'm gonna give three away to some lucky people.

The Prize: A paperback copy of 'A Stitch In Time'.

How to enter: Answer a Question

Rules: 1 - Answer the question in the comments below.  2 - It's open to anyone, wherever in the world you are.  I'll post it to Antarctica if that's where you're living at the moment.  3 - Entries close at midnight, British Summer Time, on Sunday 2nd September 2012. 4 - My decision is final.

Winner Selection Procedure:  All names will be put in a hat and three names will be drawn out by my son...who is open to bribery from anyone who wants to buy him a crate of beer.

I gave some thought to the question last week and wanted it to be related to time and space.  With the death of Neil Armstrong over the weekend, I've decided to make it about his, and NASA's, achievement of getting to the moon and back.

The Question: What was the date Neil Armstrong took humanity's first walk on the moon?

Please write your answer in the comments section below.

With that, I'll leave the last word to Neil Armstrong.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Fun

Woohooo, it's Friday.  And where else would I start, but with Oddbox.  This week, pulling a bus with your hair, a mobile phone throwing contest, a paragliding dog and others.

From elsewhere on Aunty Beeb's website, we have the top ten funniest jokes from the Edinburgh Festival, and the strange story of a woman who fell asleep on a plane.  She was asleep when it landed in France, no one noticed and she was still on board when it took off for Pakistan. 

Finally from the BBC, 10 things we didn't know last week, which includes the delightful news of an architectural competition for zombie-proof housing.

And now for something completely...the same as every other week. Pictures.

One last thing, my books turned up, which means there will be a competition on Monday to win one.

And on that note, I bid you adieu and wish you a pleasant weekend.