Monday, April 12, 2010

What would I bring?

Okay, I'll admit it. The topic this week was my idea. Now that I have to write it, though, I find myself thinking: Um...Why did I think this was a good idea? I don't know. I blame the cold I've had for the past several weeks.

But here we go. If I were stranded on a desert island, and somehow knew it was going to happen, so packed appropriately for, what would be in my suitcase?

If I were smart, I'd say a bag filled with bottled water, but this is fantasy and in my fantasy, there's a lovely little spring of fresh water on the island and plenty of various tropical fruits to eat, so I'm going to focus on the other items I consider necessary to survival:

  1. The "doh" items: Extra Clothes, Soap, Hairbrush, Toothpaste, and a Toothbrush
  2. Essential items: Bug repellant, two flashlights with extra batteries (I'd lose one, so need two), matches (hopefully they didn't get wet and are now useless!)
  3. Photographs of my family and friends (because I'd miss them)
  4. A Survival book on island-living :)
  5. Coffee (Hey, I can use a palm frond as a filter, right?)
  6. Blank Notebooks and a Pen so I can write/journal/send "save me" letters out in bottles.
  7. Bottles!
  8. Do I have room for a travel blanket and a pillow? I'm going to say yes.
  9. A pin-up calendar of hot, sexy men I can pretend are my friends when I lose my mind.
  10. And, finally, books. However many will fit in whatever space is left over. I'm not sure if I'd choose my favorite reads or go for books I'd never read. Hm, maybe a mix of both. But I KNOW I'd stick to light, fun, romantic books...after all, if I'm stranded on a desert island, I really don't need to bring Stephen King along with me. Too scary!

And, uh, that's about it. Now, let's say out of the above list I had to cut my choices in half. What would go? What would I keep?

  1. Um...Coffee is coming with me. That's just the way it is.
  2. Blank Notebooks and a Pen
  3. Soap, Toothbrush, and Toothpaste (I'll leave the hairbrush at home. Hey, who's gonna see my wild hair, anyway?)
  4. Photographs of my family
  5. *should* say a flashlight, right? Or the blanket and pillow. Or the island survival guide. But nope, I'd bring the books.

Okay, so in furthering this game I'm playing with myself, if I could only bring THREE of the above, what would it be?

That's easy: Coffee, photographs of my family, and books.

I can't reduce the list any further. Really. Nope, huh-uh, not happening.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ohhh,lets see. I would take...

1) My man slave Acheron. He goes every where I do and being stranded on an island without him wouldn't at all be any type of fun.

2) The must haves....tooth brush, tooth paste, a few dozen bottles of nair, deoderant, hair brush and a pack of hair ties. {Thick hair means hair ties break too easy}

3) A few pair of clean panties.

4) A few books.

5) really thick note book, my red ink pen and my blue ink pen.

6) Zippo lighter and extra lighter fluid.

7) A large sleeping bag for me and Acheron to snuggle in. ;)

Narrowing down to only 3.

1) Acheron.

2) Zippo lighter and bottle of extra lighter fluid.

3) My small toiletry bag. {Hair brush, tooth brush, tooth past, deoderant, hair tyes, & pack of razors.}

**seeing as this is a fantasy island Acheron was a must. If it were an actual island Acheron would be traded out for the sleeping bag. :)