4 Reminders Why You Wanted to Be an Astronaut As a Kid

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Whatever you just answered, unless it was an astronaut, you are wrong. Every kid at least wanted to try being an astronaut. But as with everything good about childhood, it all gets a bit more real and undesirable as we get older. Except that this is stupid because being an astronaut would be the greatest thing ever.

That guy knows what I’m talking about!

Look, a lot of dreams get crushed as you grow up in life. I think it’s fair to say that it’d be nice if at least one of these dreams was still totally amazing when you grew up, and I think after reading this you’ll agree there’s still a jaw-dropping side to those childish wonders we had to put aside.

Think I’m exaggerating? There’s a few things we forgot along the way about the life of an astronaut.

4. Crazy Space Experiments

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3 Terrible Uses of Time Travel

3. Historical Product Placement

And so, Jesus did take five loaves and two fish. And before the crowd of five thousand, he did raise the loaves and fish to the Heavens and speak: ‘I shall take these and feed the five thousand before me. In this miracle, I shall make bread, and I shall make fish. And on second thought, I shall make Skittles, so that we might all Taste the Rainbow.’ And all five thousand tasted it, and they agreed that it was good, and much better than boring bread and fish.

TimeTravelSkittles

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Monday Blitherings: Story for Mother’s Day

8D It was Mother’s Day yesterday, and I got asked a special request (Read It Here).

My Mum used to write her own children’s stories. She’s been doing it since she was a teenager, and the most recent one I can think of was the story of Danny Two-Hats, who may or may not have been me, being sucked into his computer and having to fight giant Fish Cakes with rip-offs of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

It was awesome, and a great way to tell me to get off the computer.

This was a good few years ago now and sadly she can’t use a pen or a computer anymore. So it was a real surprise when she started laughing about this idea she’d had for a children’s book: a vampire princess who wears big boots.

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Monday Blitherings: Is Being Published No Longer a Sign of Success?

8DDo you know how easy it is to become a published author nowadays?

If you already have an Amazon account, you can upload a Word Document without hassle, and publish an e-book onto Kindle. I’ve been fiddling around with the process to publish a book for the company I’m working for, and if you’re ready for it, the whole process takes less time than cooking an instant meal.

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