Friday, March 17, 2017
21 Answers to the Question: What Item Would You Bring If You Were Abandoned on a Small, Deserted Island?
This seems to be a ridiculously popular question (I've heard at least 100 different variations of it). Like, who cares anyways, really? But, just because I could, I decided to come up with 21 answers...why? No reason really except that I've finished my blog tour and needed a breather blog post to keep you entertained until I post the end-of-the-month-recap. (Which, btw, will include both February AND March overview...yes, I realized I missed last month. Forgive me. I was a LITTLE preoccupied.) And, because true to my personality, I'm being completely random. You're welcome.
Feel free to leave YOUR favorite answer in the comments. ;) I always love reading what y'all come up with. But here are my answers in no particular order:
1: A ship, airplane, or helicopter. SO I CAN GET OFF THE ISLAND. Also, the ability to know how to work all of those things would be really cool. (What's the use of an airplane if I don't know how to fly it? But I digress. Small details.)
2: FOOD. Must. Have. Food. None of this coconut and banana nonsense. Like, REAL food.
3: Water. Unless the island already HAS a source of water...then I wouldn't mind having some apple juice handy. Or lemonade. Nothing is quite so refreshing as a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day in the tropics. Can I hear an amen?
Assuming there is food and water already on the island...
4: Sunscreen/tanning lotion. *shrugs* If I'm gonna be forced to be on a beach, might as work on my tan. (Or, if you're one of us lucky red-heads who can't tan to save our lives, I'd skip this answer.)
5: My Bible. Because obviously God wanted me to spend more time with Him if He caused me to be dumped on this island.
6: Internet. Is that possible...? Like, to get internet on an island? If I end up there then it'd become my personal (literally) hot spot, right? But I'd also need a phone or computer I guess to really make that work...which puts me over my limit of one thing. So...
7: A way to contact people. (What an extroverted answer, am I right? :P) But seriously, it would be nice to let people know where I am so they could come and save me. Particularly if I happen to be acquainted with any knights in shining armor...
8: A friend. I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO OR I WILL START TALKING TO MYSELF AND COCONUTS.
9: A really, really large book that I've wanted to read for a long time and keep procrastinating over...like Les Misrables, War and Peace, or The Count of Monte Cristo.
10: A wild horse. Because every kid stuck with a wild horse on an island always manage to have a special bond with them and train them to do the coolest things.
11: Starbucks. I need my coffee, ok? Don't laugh at me. (Also, the Starbucks drinks would have to be free because...no money.)
12: A million dollars. For absolutely no reason. I just felt like that should be an answer in here somewhere.
13: A puppy. Because when is NOT a good time to have a puppy nearby? Never. That's right.
14: My writing computer. With that to keep me busy, I could get SO MUCH done. Can you imagine how many books I'd be able to complete? No, me neither. But it would be a lot.
15: A pigeon. So I could send messages back and forth to people. Which is like the ONLY reason to own a pigeon.
16: A parrot. In order to teach it how to say "Polly wants a cracker." No other reason. Just that.
17: A camera. I could get really good at photography. Like REALLY good. It's a hobby I've always wanted to try my hand at, what can I say?
18: A journal. So I can record everything I do every day like a good castaway always does. (Also to take notes about life as a castaway so I can use it for a future character in a future book...an author can't be too careful, right? Never know when that experience will come in handy.)
19: A weapon. 'Cause a gal has gotta protect herself somehow, right?
20: Music. So I can listen to it. 'Nuff said.
21: A cave. Because what's a deserted island without a cave? (Also, I was running out of answers...and this popped into my brain so I used it. I legit had no reason for adding it except that I thought of it. Welcome to my life.)
Goodness, that was harder than I thought it would be. Who knew 21 answers would be so difficult to come up with? Sheesh.
But I did it. *takes a chocolate break*
Now, out of the questions below, which one do YOU GUYS want 21 answers for next? Vote below in the comments (I'll number them so it's easier for you to do so) and I'll start working on the post ASAP!
Big Family Questions:
1: Are ALL those kids yours?
2: Why does your family have so many children?
3: How do you DO it?
1: What college do you go to?
2: What are you studying/majoring in college?
3: What's your dream job?
4: Favorite school subject?
1: What are you writing about?
2: What's your book about?
3: Are you hoping to become famous?
1: What do you do with your time?
2: What's your political stand?
3: Anybody want a peanut?
4: How would you describe yourself in one word?
Vote below! Otherwise, hope you all have a fabulous day. My flame-throwing unicorn sends his love. :)