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A Desert Island

A funny thing, I’ve heard people talk about being stranded on a Desert Island (presumably, an Island that is a Desert), but then I’ve also heard people talk about being stranded on a Deserted Island (i.e. an Island on which there are no other humans).  Lately, I think I’d take the Desert Island, but sometimes, the Deserted one (that maybe wasn’t actually a Desert) would be nice, too.

Shimelle’s prompt from February 25 was about what you would want with you on that Desert (or deserted?) Island.  You can choose 8 recordings, one book and one luxury item.  You can assume that the entire works of Shakespeare, your religious text of choices, plus the appropriate way in which to play your 8 recordings would magically exist on this Fantasy Island. (Oh wait…that’s a different TV show, right?)

My first reaction is:  I’d rather things were reversed.  I could live with ONE recording, and would rather have more books.   Although, picking just one recording would be pretty hard, too, I think.

Off to find a picture for inspiration.


Google is so cool.  Look at this yummy island in Fiji that is for sale!  Only $4,000,000 for  the 50 acre island.   Visit http://www.privateislandsonline.com if you think you might be interested in purchasing it.  Or maybe you want to drool over the other islands that are for sale or for rent!

OK, so now that I’ve got this island in my mind’s eye, what would I hope to have with me?

1.  KT Tunstall, Eye to the Telescope

2. Josh Groban, Closer

3. John Denver, Country Roads Collection

4. Harry Chapin, The Gold Medal Collection

5. The Beatles, (a greatest hits kind of collection, don’t have a specific one to list)

6. Shrek Soundtrack

7.  Kenny Loggins, Return to Pooh Corner

8. Kenny Loggins, Leap of Faith

Book:  Lois McMaster Bujold, Miles in Love

Luxury Item:   This is actually the hardest part of all.  It probably says something about me that I’m taking so long to think of something.   You know, I think I’d be pretty happy with just a supply of paper and a writing utensil of some sort.

How about all of you?  What would you want with you on your Desert (or Deserted) Island?


p.s.  The boys had a full day of school today.  It snowed this morning, so we were a little concerned, but then it warmed up to 35!  Woohoo!  Maggie got spayed today, so the house was quite quiet and subdued.  I’m sure Katie was excited to have the house to herself, and was annoyed that I actually brought the little pest home.


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