A busy Tuesday

I have spent the morning sending off a couple of new short stories. I discovered this site that has a great search feature for markets and, also, a pretty good submission log. I still have my spread sheet I'm keeping up (thanks for the idea,Marianne! All in all, it's been a productive day.

And now, brought to you from Blog Fodder, via

Name a sensory input(s) which trigger a mood change be it uplifting, depressing, poignancy or remind you of a past event or period in time. Examples - the smell of an aftershave or perfume, a song, a baby crying, the sound of a vegas slot machine, the feel of clean sheets, the taste of a childhood drink.

The one thing that comes to mind is Right Guard! Everytime I smell it (say, someone walks by or something) I'm immediately transported back to high school gym class. I don't think anyone used anything BUT Right Guard during those years (or it was just so overpowering, who could tell? LOL) It's always a tramatic transportation, because I HATED gym. Always did. I was forever and always being the person to be picked last. I hated it so bad that when I was in elementary school I would hide in the bathroom until my entire class was out and then I would sneak into the library and read until gym class was over.

Maybe that's the reason I'm such a poor exerciser now. Whachathink?


Tori Lennox said…
I don't know about any sensory triggers, but I sure hated gym class when I was in school. I think I was out sick so much because I hated it so much. Wish I hadn't even though of it now. Yuck. Thanks a lot. *g*
Uisce said…
I sure remember the right guard! it was my first!
Jill said…
My sensory trigger is a men's cologne that I'm not sure they even make anymore. Abercrombie & Fitch Woods. My ex boyfriend wore it and my husband actually has a bottle of it, but I cannot associate it with anything but my ex. I am transported back to college and being close to him.
Margaret said…
Nah, I loved gym and I'm now a poor exerciser. Problem is, there isn't anyone to play with. (Walk with, exercise with, swim, bike, etc.)