Tagged for a deserted island

Sparkling Red has tagged me with a meme about what I would take if I were on a deserted island. At least its deserted. Drives me batty when people say “desert island”. Hey, that’d be Catalina off Los Angeles, and there’s people and mini-golf and boats and hotels and bars there!

No such luck this time. I’m on a deserted island.

“Your ship has sunk. You have, of course, been stranded on a deserted island. You have salvaged a copy of the King James Version of the Bible and a copy of the complete works of Shakespeare. Nothing else. “The very next day you find one of those Arabian Lamps in the sand. Of course, you rub it and, of course, a rather grumpy Genie appears. “‘Let’s get this straight – there is a recession going on. There are restrictions on the three wishes now. I don’t do water or air transport now so no boats, planes or magic carpets. As for electronics, forget it. There isn’t the infrastructure on this island. “‘I can let you have one book and I mean one VOLUME, one essential item and one luxury item. Now hurry up and make your choices, I have to get to those five other islands you are going nominate.”

I’m impressed with Spark’s answers. She impresses me with her creativity and her practicality. I’m starting to think that my first request for the genie is to have him bring me Spark. 😉

Well, let me take a stab at this: I already have the Bible and Shakespeare (why, oh, why would I salvage those useless things???), so my other book may be something like “Science of Mind” or just to make it really fitting, “Mostly Harmless” because that’s where Arthur Dent gets stranded for years and learns to do nothing except make perfect sandwiches. No, wait. I know: An illustrated encyclopedic dictionary, preferably the one I grew up with (why didn’t I take it with me?), with quotes and sayings in the back, grammar rules, and more. My necessity would be fishing gear including the knife to gut the fish (I know how to do that; it’s the fishing itself I’d have to learn), and although I’d like Spark’s moisturizer (and a lifetime supply of tampons – obviously, men think these things up; it’s never enough with three choices for a woman), I think I’ll go for my beloved glass nail file as my luxury item.

I’m not tagging anyone else. It’s a deserted island with no electronics so you’ve never even seen this.

By Keera Ann Fox

I am a bi-lingual American who has lived most of my life in Norway.
Jeg er en tospråklig amerikaner som har bodd mesteparten av mitt liv i Norge.

7 replies on “Tagged for a deserted island”

Oh my gosh, it\’s been so many years since I\’ve thought about Arthur Dent! I used to love those books!Very wise answers. A lifetime supply of tampons would be an excellent idea – much better than trying to make do with… I don\’t even know what women used before paper products. Leaves and grass?


I\’m still fond of Adams and THHGTTG.Warning: TMI follows.In the old days (like pre-medieval times), nobody wore underwear and women just let the menstrual fluid run down their legs. I guess I could live with that if the island were truly deserted, but I sure hope there are no sharks in the water because I\’d be in it rinsing off. But leaves and grass would work.


PS: Before sanitary pads, women wadded cloths together and stuffed them in a knitted \”sock\”, pinned to the inside of their panties. Hence the US slang for menstruation as being \”on the rag\”.


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