In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Embrace the Ick.”

Insects. There’s something about these arthropods that makes me itch. I can’t say if it’s their appearance is what makes my skin crawl, but I don’t like the sight of insects. I’ve always dislike insects since childhood. They would invade my home and I would crush them without hesitation (depending on the size of the insect). Nowadays as an adult I don’t have much fear for insects, but I become annoyed seeing them crawl around. What triggers this annoyance is having them crawl on wall or floors and believe they’re messy. I now clean up their remains after crushing them because it’s distracting.

The ick factor for insect won’t go away. It won’t matter how old I get. Insects are unpleasant to look at and I’m proud to embrace this ick.

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If 90% of My Brain Was Unlocked

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Brain Power.”

If 90% of my brain was unlocked here’s what I’ll do with this unlocked power. One, I will process information faster. I’m a fast learner. There are times when I’m taught something prior information would process slower and end up being forgotten. This new ability to learn much faster will benefit me when learning new skills. Second, I will have improved short-term memory.

My short-term memory isn’t the greatest. One moment I will learn a new fact or a task I need to accomplish and the next, poof, it’s gone. I believe it has something to do with many events going on at once in one whole day. With my brain unlocked to its full potential, I would never have to worry about forgetting an important piece of information. I have a habit of checking my pockets to make sure if I have everything with me. This increase of brain usage, I would stop checking my pockets and bag periodically to make sure I have all my possessions.

Math is not my greatest subject. I have a hard time memorizing formulas and doing calculations in my head. If my brain was unlocked to its full capacity, I will do better in Math. Most people aren’t geniuses in Math. This goes back to my short-term memory and absorbing information faster. Math takes a lot of brain power. That’s why I feel that we use 10 % of our brain. It isn’t unlocked.

An Old Prompt, New Prompts For All of Us “Personal Space”

To what extent is your blog a place for your own self-expression and creativity vs. a site designed to attract readers? How do you balance that? If sticking to certain topics and types of posts meant your readership would triple, would you do it?

Response to The Daily Post’s Prompt: “Nightmare Job”

One job I wouldn’t want to work at is a coal mine. With all the bad things about working at a coal mine, I wouldn’t work there for $15.00 an hour. I used to have asthma and if I still had it, it would have been bad for me. i don’t see how coal miners could work in a mine knowing they may or will receive health problems. The possibility of the mine collapsing while working there always instills fear in me. It just wouldn’t be a job for me even if it was a temporary job.