Possessions Monday August 9, 2010, 3 comments

What are your five most important possessions?

By this I mean, if you were leaving earth, say to colonize another planet or something, and could only take five of the things you own with you, what would you take?

I am having a hard time answering this. Much harder than I thought it would be.

My laptop comes to mind. It contains a lot of my creations over the last ten years. But it’s getting long in the tooth, and in all honesty, it is probably the creations, not the laptop, that are the important part.

My bike is my favourite mode of transportation. I think I’d bring it along.

I’d bring my guitar. It’s actually not my guitar, it belongs to my mother. My father bought it for her for her sixteenth birthday. It is in fact somewhat strange that I am the only performing musician in my immediate family, but I am also the only person in my immediate family that doesn’t own his or her own guitar. My dad has one, my mom does, obviously. My sister has one I gave her a long time ago. Her husband has a couple. Sarah has a guitar I gave her for Christmas a few years ago. Regardless, I’d bring along my mother’s guitar, on which I have played more music than on any other instrument I own.

I used to own a boat. I loved that boat. I would have had it on this list, but I no longer own it.

So, I have three things, and the phantom of a fourth. I think that’s enough.


Comments

Jorge Thursday August 12, 2010


1) Guitar (my Ibanez, not my Martin Backpacker)
2) My Sword
3) My Camera Bag with contents (cheating? Maybe.)
4) My Desktop (which has my HD, that has all of my articles/photos stored on it)
5) A towel.

Daniel Black Friday August 13, 2010


I can’t actually think of five things. Certainly, a good book or three; maybe Anathem and Rudin’s Principles of Mathematical Analysis, maybe An Introduction to Algorithms by Cormen et al. Most definitely something resilient with which to write and on which to write. I assume, since we require more than five things to ensure sustenance, that we’re talking elective items, else maybe some tools and food-oriented gear would be a good idea.

Perhaps you’ve detailed this elsewhere, but what kind o’ bike you sportin’?

Adrian L. Sunday August 22, 2010


A Strida, Daniel!

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