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...


9: A really, really large book that I've wanted to read for a long time and keep procrastinating 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 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 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?

Education Questions:
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?

Writing Questions:
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. :)


  1. I don't see my comment that I posted, but I'll write it again just in case. (Except less dramatically).

    Pleeeeaaase write 21 answers for 'What's your dream job?'/'What do you want to do after high-school?' Please!!!!!!!

    I love your blog! Our personalities are so similar. ;P

    1. This was LESS dramatic?? XD Now I want to see your MORE dramatic one!! (I'm a huge fan of drama. ;P)
      Well, if you insist... ;) That one was due to come up soonish anyways, though I did post a similar one a couple months ago. (21 Answers to the Question: What are you planning on doing in your future?) Thanks for your vote! :)
      Aw, thank you! I'm glad you stopped by! Hope you're here to stay! :D

  2. All of those are awesome!! I love the first one lol

    In the 'Other' section, I would love it if you could do number 1:"What do you do with your time?" 😊

    1. Thanks! XD
      Ooo...yeah. I bet a lot of people are wondering about that. Top secret information and all. ;P

  3. I enjoy these posts, Rebekah. You come up with some good answers, especially one you wrote a while back about writing. :) I would love to see a post about big family questions 1-3 and education questions 1-2. Maybe you could post a new one every week. ;)


    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! ^_^ I don't want to post one every week because it might get boring, but I'm glad you're loving these posts so much!! :D

  4. Haha, this is so crazy. ;D Nice answers! Because, let's say food/water are sorta already there (but I hate bananas and coconuts, so, God help me, haha!)- do you wanna STAY on the island, or beat it? Beat it wise, yep, I'd request a helicopter. With my big bro as the pilot. That's 2 things, but, nah. ;D And if I wanted to stay on the island.... EESH. I can't decide. ;) But weapon wise- a big stick. Rocks. Bam. Survival. LOL.
    Other #2. Because I'm sort of nosy. ;) And very patriotic.

    1. I know, right? XD Thank you! *bows*
      Survival, yep. Totally with you on that one. ;P
      Oooooohhh, you picked the dangerous one, Angela! XD I was wondering who would go for that one. :)

  5. Ooh, you should totally do big family questions. ;P My family only has 4 girls, but we still get funny questions sometimes. ^_^

    Also, I can't seem to get a tan either. And I'm not even a redhead! Seems unfair..... ;D

    1. Yeah, those are fun! And, believe me, I have QUITE the collection of snarky comebacks up my sleeve for those ones. XD
      Join the club. ;)

  6. Haha, great post! Yeah, I'd probably bring a helicopter. xD I'd love to se 21 answers to the question what is your book about?


    1. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed! Oh, goody, I'm glad you voted for that one. I wanted to do that one sooner rather than later, and now I have the excuse! ;)

  7. I definitely vote big family questions. As a family with seven kids, we get questions and comments about it all the time, even though I don't consider our family to be that big. It's just kind of big :) Great post! I would also want all of those things on an island with me.

    1. That seems to be the most popular, so you'll probably see one coming up next month! ;) Thanks for stopping by, leaving a comment, and voting! Welcome to my blog! :D

  8. These are awesome!!!

    By the way, you spelled the musical that is shortened to Le Mis wrong. I am shortening it here because I don't know the correct spelling either (I just know yours is wrong lol) and can't be bothered googling it.

    1. Thanks!

      Oh, I know. XD But, lazy me didn't go look it up either. *shrugs* I think everyone knows which book I'm talking about, so I'll just leave it as is. ;P

  9. I never understood why this question is so popular? I guess it's designed for you to think about what's most important to you? IDK?

    I'd love to see you answer some of the education questions, particularly #2, What are you studying/majoring in college? :D :D

    These posts are so awesome :D

    1. Yeah, I'm with you on that one... *shrugs* But at least you now have some answers to give should someone ask this. ;)

      Thanks for your vote! So glad you guys enjoy them!


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