“Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a deserted island what book would I bring…How To Build A Boat.” Steven Wright
Welcome to a Secret Subject Swap. This week 14 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts.
My “Secret Subject” is:
You are going to spend a month on a deserted island, but you can only bring 3 things (not people) with you. What are they and why?
It was submitted by: http://www.thediaryofanalzheimerscaregiver.com/
Heaven. That was the first word that came to mind when I imagined myself on a deserted island with no other people. Peace and quiet. Solitude. And then…boredom. It sounds so awesome in theory, but I’d probably be dying of boredom within the 1st hour. Unless I could bring Adam Levine, but the prompt quite clearly says…no people. Boo! If I could get Adam on a deserted island for 30 days, well… I’ll keep this G rated.
(On a sidenote, he’s (Adam, of course) having a baby ya’ll! I hope he/she gets his cotton candy colored hair…)
Anyway, I digress…
Actually, if I’m being honest, my first thought was a “desserted” island, sort of like Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory meets The Blue Lagoon, all brownie trees, chocolate chip cookie dough beaches and whip cream clouds.
I remember seeing the movie “Blue Lagoon” with Brooke Shields for the first time. I always felt like she and I were kindred spirits, with our long brown hair and bushy eyebrows. I spent many a teenage angsty moment living on the Blue Lagoon with the boy crush of the moment. But again, can’t take boys, so what to bring, what to bring…
The three things I would bring to a deserted island for a month…hmmm. The only restriction was that I couldn’t bring people, so keeping that in mind, here is my list:
1) Tiny House – I am OBSESSED with the tiny house movement.
I’ve told my kids repeatedly that when I get rather advanced in years, they can just plop one of these babies in the backyard, and I’ll live there quite happily till the day I die. This assumes my husband goes first, I don’t think we could share a tiny house cause…reasons.
But seriously, how adorable are these tiny houses!
2) A boat – so I could leave the deserted island as needed to alleviate boredom and should the occasion arise that I miss other humans (doubtful but possible). By boat, what I mean is…
Go big or go home! Naturally (in what has quickly turned into a fantasy vacation), I would know how to operate this yacht, since I’m not allowed to bring people to my island.
3) my iPad – probably the one thing I truly couldn’t live without, mostly because of the kindle app. I don’t need wifi to read books on my kindle and I have enough books downloaded on it to last for years probably, not just a month. I’d construct myself a hammock made from the natural materials found on my little island, cause naturally it’s my fantasy and I’m the female MacGyver. Ya’ll remember MacGyver right? It was a television show about an average guy who thwarts his enemies by making complicated machines out of ordinary things you might find under your couch cushions, like pennies and paper clips.
I think I made three really solid choices. In fact, I may never leave this island. Don’t worry, I’ll allow visitors. It’ll be BYOTH (bring your own tiny house)!
“I have to say, if someone literally said to me, ‘You’re going off to a desert island, what is the one thing you would bring?’ I would say, ‘It’s my concealer or you can just kill me now.’ I’ve thought this through! Because I would find, like, berries in a bowl and make blush.” Drew Barrymore
HAPPY FRIDAY! LIVE IT UP THIS WEEKEND ❤
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