Favorite (Deserted Island) Things

Well, hello. Friday is here again. Hallelujah! I love the weekends. Right now, I’m also enjoying the many comforts in life.

I am taking pleasure in the little things, like a Saturday afternoon nap, a delicious slice of (gluten-free) pizza, and a good book. Which has got me thinking. If I were stranded on a deserted island, what little pleasures would I most desire to have with me?

Yes, the old deserted island question. Let’s play. Favorite (Deserted Island) Things for Friday.

Basic rules: You can’t bring any people, a television or computer, or any type of transportation to fly or sail your lonesome self off the island. Here’s what I’d bring…

Food. Okay, so since this is my fantasy, let’s assume I have all the delicious seafood (fresh from the ocean), coconuts, and clean water I can consume. However, when it comes to food I couldn’t live without…gosh, there is a lot I couldn’t live without.

I’ll narrow it down to three foods. First off, I’d take the Stetson Chopped Salad from a local restaurant called Cowboy Ciao. This salad is one of the best things I ever eaten, hands down.

Second, I’d bring burgers…lots and lots of burgers. In a perfect deserted island scenario I would have a plethora of available burgers–bacon cheeseburger, guacamole burger, caramelized onions and Swiss cheese burger, you name it.

Lastly, I’d bring anything chocolate, or rather everything chocolate.

Music. This is a given for a life spent stranded on an island. I’d bring my entire music collection on a my spiffy Robert’s Revival Radio that would never run out of battery life (yes, there are un-drainable batteries in my fantasy).

Bible. Another given.

Books. Bring an entire library would be wonderful, right? Sure, it’s all imaginary. I’m bringing a whole stinkin’ library.

My bed. I mean sleeping in a pile of palm leaves might sound comfy, but I think 500 thread count sheets on a Tempurpedic mattress sounds just a wee bit better.

Excedrin. I have suffered from migraines since I was a kid. I have tried dozens of prescription medications and truth be told nothing works as well as popping two little Excedrin.

Pictures. If I couldn’t have my kiddos or my hubster with me, then I would bring a huge pile of pictures to see their sweet faces.

Coffee. Okay, I know, what with a luxurious bed, endless food, and music, this trip to an imaginary island may be starting to sound more like a vacation than an S.O.S. scenario, but again it’s my fantasy, so I say bring the coffee…delicious Kona coffee, with plenty of half and half.

Swiss army knife. I’m practical too. Ooh, and maybe a hatchet.

Clothes. I’d bring only a few outfits, mostly underwear. I like the idea of being free to run around an island semi-naked a la Brooke Shields in Blue Lagoon.

A journal and pen. Lots of journals and pens. I think I would have a lot to write and it would help prevent me from losing my mind. I’d write short stories, letters, pslams, poems, and page after page of prose. I think it’s safe to say there would be no island blogging.

So there is my deserted island list. I feel pretty good about it. I feel confident that if Oceanic Flight 815 were to go down with me aboard and I could wave a magic wand, this list of things would suit me just fine.

Okay, so now it’s your turn. What would you take to your deserted island getaway? What few things could you not survive without?

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8 thoughts on “Favorite (Deserted Island) Things”

  1. I’d bring “The Complete Idiots Guide to Ship-Building” :)

    Actually I stole that from G. K. Chesterton who was once asked if the Bible was the book he would take with him if stranded on a desert island. :)

  2. if im stuck in an island…maybe i’ll be like john and get an awesome revelation about heaven and the end times…

    what i’ll bring: food. the bible. wood. lots and lots of wood…a a big canvas… AND bear grylls… coz i heart him.. and so i can 1) survive 2)feed him to the sharks 3) have a bigger chance to get the hell outta there. =]

  3. Right now, being stuck on a deserted island sounds pretty darned good. I bet there isn’t a lotta drama on one!
    Uh. coffee, yes. Actually, food wise I’m good with your list!
    Lotsa books, and music would be nice — but not the 11 yr old learning the clarinet kind!
    A nice hammock. Yeah, with a shade. I can sleep on it.
    A pair of sunglasses. I don’t like my eyes hurting from glare.
    a snorkel set? I wanna look around underwater a bit.
    I think I’m good. Point me towards the nearest vacation … er, I mean, deserted island.

  4. Oooh I like this post! Hmmm…
    I’d have my Bible (of course) and the massive stack of books beside my bed that I’ve been meaning to read for about three years.
    If you can have a Roberts Revival Radio that would never run out of battery, then I’ll have my Pure digital radio with iPod dock!
    I’d definitely need my teddy bear, Blacks. I couldn’t live without him :)
    Am I allowed an air-conditioned room? Well this is fantasy after all! I’d keep my copious supplies of Dairy Milk Giant Buttons in there ;)
    Oh and of course a bikini, snorkel and scuba diving set! Gotta make the most of the surroundings. Speaking of which, suncream and sunglasses might be a good call.
    Just noticed a loophole in your rules: I can have my BLACKBERRY!! YESSSS! I’m sorted :D

  5. Coffee, chocolate, peanut butter and steak would be my food essentials.
    Bible, journal, good pens, pics of my family.
    For my bed, a hammock would be nice and I would also need a hot tub, unless of course they have a hot springs nearby.

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