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May 27, 2011

Happy Friday friends! ๐Ÿ˜€

Are you part of the notorious nightly nosherย band wagon? If not, I highly suggest that you jump on – seems like everyone and their goldfishes are doing it these days! Love you guys! (and your goldfishes)

I didn’t have much time to sit down and write up a proper post today because I was busy spending most of the day with my mum. She’s hopping on a plane tonight and heading off to Europe to spend the summer with our family over there, so I was helping her pack and picking up some last minute travel essentials at the store. I love visiting new places and all, but wow ๐Ÿ˜ฏ … the whole packing/travelling process is just so stressful. Home sweet home, right?

Anywho, I came across this survey on the wonderfulย Alexandra’s blog, and since I always appreciate a good survey to help me out in a pinch, today seemed like as good a day as any to fill it out. It’s kind of something different, so I hope you guys enjoy. Much love until tomorrow! Oh, and speaking of love…

Swoooooooon. And no giggling at my pink heart bowl! I love that too!

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Youโ€™re going to be stranded on a beautiful but lonely deserted island for 1 year. Youโ€™ll have all the food you need, shelter, medical supplies, electricity, and even a rustic but comfortable hut. The only catch is that you cannot have any contact with the outside world.

Dun dun dun…

What shoes do you take?…ย What. on. earth? What am I? Packing for a lovely deserted island getaway vacation? If that were the case, I’d probably pass and just stay home. But I’ll play along… I’d take my Sketchers because they’re soย comfy and basically good for everything.

Do you take underwear?…ย I’m tempted to say no so that I can get my tan on without having to worry about tan lines. Buuuuut for the sake of acting in a socially acceptable manner, my answer will be yes. Although, like I said… with tanning? Anything goes when no one is around…


Lunch had to be quick so I threw together a snack plate made up of a hardboiled egg, guac, hummus, and mixed veggies, and used a toasted wrap to get it all from Point A (plate) to Point B (mouth).

Reading Material?…ย I’ve given it some thought, and although I really love reading, I’d prefer to have endless supply of notebooks and writing utensils because I’d get bored reading the same thing over and over again, but I never grow tired of writing.

Music?…ย Would I like some? Yes, yes I would. What kind? A whole iPod loaded with everything from Bon Jovi (closet Jovi fan here!) to Mudvayne. Oh, and if you’re looking for some new tunes, I highly recommend you check our Celldweller. Love him.

Toothbrush or razor?…ย Ack! Being without either of these would be sheer torture – I don’t like dealing with either fuzzy teeth nor fuzzy legs, thank you very much. But in the end, I think the toothbrush wins out because, while getting hairy feelsย gross, having a dirty mouth just isย gross.

Hair brush or mirror?…ย My hair doesn’t really get tangled, so I don’t brush it that much to begin with… I’d go with the mirror because I’d be curious as to how I looked after a few months of roughing it up.ย And, if anything, having a face to look at while I was talking to myself would be kind of comforting… even if it was my own and it meant that I was going crazy from isolation/exposure.


Pick two forms of recreational entertainment…ย Recreational entertainment? Isn’t that just two different words for the same thing? Anyways, for recreational purposes, I’d want a bike because I’d probably get tired of walking everywhere; and for entertainment purposes… oh geez… is it sad I can’t think of anything besides the computer? But since there’s no contact with the outside world… hmm. Oh! A Wii so that I can get my Dance, Fit, Mario, and Guitar Hero on.

How do you spend your first day alone?…ย Uhm… weeping like a baby? And wondering why on earth I signed up for a deserted island vacation in the first place? I’d go exploring to see what I was dealing with, and then come home to my “rustic but comfortable” hut to drown my sorrows in chocolate…

What foods would you need every day?… See above (^^). And thennn… oatmeal, bananas, apples, almond butter, Greek yogurt, hummus, and eggs… I’m pretty sure those would get me through. Although I’d have to get creative with how I combined them so that I didn’t get sick of eating the same thing all the time. But we all know thatย I can do that

Drinkables?ย (choose two โ€” water is supplied)…ย Coffee and my favorite cinnamon spice tea. Can we say caffeine addict? M’yes we can. And I enjoy every moment with my black brew, thank you.


What would you do if you found out there were other people on the island?…ย Well, put my underwear on first if I happen to be tanning, and then hope that no one caught sight of me in my birthday suit. I guess I would be a good neighbor and go on over to say hello. Although, if they tried to eat me, I think I’d redirect my efforts into putting up a fence. And setting booby traps.

Choose one movie to bring…ย As with books, I can’t pick just one movie to watch over a year because I’d go crazy when I could recite it word for word. Instead, give me a video camera so that I can make my ownย movie. And no, not thatย kind – get your minds out of the gutter, people!

Mmm hmm. Kaiah knows what you’re thinking. And she’s rolling her eyes at you.

Would you rather have access to a toilet or toilet paper?…ย Toilet paper, no questions. The bushes provide a perfectly fine ladies room, and years of camping have perfected my squatting technique – there is no wayย I’m using leaves to wipe my bee-hind.

Bow and arrow or fishing line?..ย Well, considering that I don’t eat meat or fish, neither of these is too appealing, really. Although I suppose I would take the bow and arrows so that I could take up archery if I ever got bored… and I hear it’s great for toning those arm muscles, too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Do you like travelling? What’s your favorite place that you visited?

Quick: a toothbrush or razor and why? Go!

39 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2011 5:41 pm

    I LOVE travelling! my favorite place I have visited in the country would have to be arizona, out of country- China.

    I’d also go with a toothbrush- I’ll take hairy legs over tooth decay!

    And I am TOTALLY with you on the foods you would take.

  2. May 27, 2011 5:45 pm

    Haha this is awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d take the toothbrush – always need to have a clean smile; and I love traveling to NYC with my best friend. He’s my travel buddy, always.

  3. May 27, 2011 6:03 pm

    Toothbrush definitely! After a while the razor would just dull anyway.

    Sadly I haven’t traveled much in my life, so anywhere would be good ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. May 27, 2011 6:10 pm

    I loved this survey and all of your answers! I too would choose a toothbrush – would not want my teeth to fall out from cavities!!
    I enjoy traveling but I agree there’s no place like home! Hope u have a great weekend!

  5. May 27, 2011 6:35 pm

    Yay! So glad someone else did this! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for the link! Your answers had me in stitches, too funny ๐Ÿ˜€ I just love random questions, especially as a time killer on boring days haha

  6. 2tightlywound permalink
    May 27, 2011 6:56 pm

    I love traveling, though packing and unpacking is such a hassle ๐Ÿ˜› Any big city, with lots of museums and good restaurants suits me just fine!
    Because bad breath and gum disease does not appeal to me, I’d have to go with the toothbrush over the razor, though I’d need some floss too…

  7. May 27, 2011 7:01 pm

    I love this ๐Ÿ˜‰ And so got a kick out of your answer to what to do when discovering there’s other people. My immediate reaction was “make sure my clothes are on!” too, haha.
    Um, definitely toothbrush. I admit I should be more…uh, prompt…when it comes to shaving my legs…but I cannot deal with gross-feeling teeth. I sort of love having clean teeth.

  8. May 27, 2011 7:17 pm

    Totally stealing this! It looks fun ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love traveling. But I haven’t really traveled much in a while. Unless five hours to my grandma’s house counts?

    Definitely toothbrush! Not being able to shave would suck but getting cavities would hurt like hell!

  9. May 27, 2011 7:35 pm

    love travelling! Hope to do some more in the future-spain is probably the best place I’ve ever been.
    Toothbrush—always have fresh breath!!
    p.s. love that dagoba chocolate mmmmm.

  10. May 27, 2011 8:07 pm

    Toothbrush. I always wanted dreads.
    Interesting answers!
    I would love to read what you write because you got talent.
    Reader request? Re-post that one from your old blog where you wrote about coconut butter … paralleling it to dating, flirting, etc.
    I still remember that one.
    When you are lazy one day that one is ripe for a repeat. In fact…gimme a sec…

  11. May 27, 2011 8:38 pm

    I’ve never had guacamole, but your lunch plate really makes me want to try it! I’m loving the survey you filled out, it feels like a learned a lot more about you ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. May 27, 2011 9:01 pm

    O my! I love traveling! Love it!
    One of the reasons I am so excited about going to Guatemala!

  13. May 27, 2011 9:10 pm

    haha this is such a fun survey!! and so interesting to read. i love traveling, but i am kinda totally traveled out right now (from the past year), at least internationally. and because i am constantly going back and forth between east and west coasts – and feel like i currently have no “roots,” it is kind of nice when i can just spend a longer period of time in a familiar place! but i know i will always love traveling =) i really love london (i’m a city girl) but i also love the great outdoors… yosemite, yellowstone… i even hiked the appalachian trail!

    toothbrush. i love it when my mouth is minty fresh

    ps i love the heart bowl! =)

  14. May 27, 2011 9:13 pm

    Would it be cheating if I would’ve answered “I’d take my kindle”? then I wouldn’t have just one book lol.

    Great answers, loved reading them. I feel like I wouldn’t want to take the mirror with me tho… I wouldn’t want to see how I’d look without makeup, etc. Blegh!

  15. May 27, 2011 9:44 pm

    “Well, put my underwear on first if I happen to be tanning…” Bahahaha! Love the answers!

    I would DEFINITELY say toothbrush…besides after hair grows long enough, you could recreationally entertain myself with braiding it! Lol!

    I love everything about traveling. I haven’t done much but last summer I went to St. Augustine, FL and had the best.vacay.ever!

    • May 28, 2011 7:20 am

      That definitely wouldn’t be my first choice of recreational entertainment, but by the time my hair got long enough to braid, I’d probably be a lot less picky ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. May 27, 2011 9:56 pm

    Innovative answers! I love to travel- I think my favourite places I have visited are: India, Singapore, Oman, and Salzburg Austria/Bavaria, Germany.
    I would also bring a toothbrush but go completely bonkers not being able to shave-ughhh I shave every day as it is even if I’m not wearing a tank top/skirt, it just makes me feel itchy not to shave.

  17. May 27, 2011 10:14 pm

    Awesome survey, I should maybe steal it from you ๐Ÿ˜€
    I love travelling, and my next travel will be to Zurich, then London, some Germany…and who knows where more ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. czechvegan permalink
    May 27, 2011 10:52 pm

    hI love cinnamon spiced teas, they are delish, a subtle sweetness with the spicy twist ๐Ÿ™‚
    Funny survey! I would probably take a toothbrush, because I canยดt imagine going a day without cleaning my teeth:) But razor – well, if there are no men, than noone will be disgusted by my legs, will they? ๐Ÿ™‚
    My favourite travel spot is Noway and London, great places to be and live ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. May 27, 2011 11:00 pm

    Your Friday is my Saturday but whatever ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    I think I want to steal the survey too because it is raining again and I have nothing better to do. Or I can probably use the afternoon to sleep and let my blog leave its own life ๐Ÿ™‚ .

    I love traveling but I haven’t had a lot of chances to do it. Japan is my biggest adventure so far and maybe for this reason I love it the most but I also really really enjoyed my stay in Germany.

    I’m not sure which one I’d take. Having a toothbrush would be good if there was toothpaste. Otherwise, I think apples would do a better job ๐Ÿ˜€ .

  20. May 27, 2011 11:11 pm

    I love travelling and seeing the world/other cultures. After college, that’s what I plan on doing before I get into a serious career. My favorite place I’ve been outside the U.S. (and only) is the Bahamas on a disney cruise. My dad thought it would be a good idea for him, me, and my twin sister to “bond.” However, my sister and I were the only kids on board that were over 6 years old. We were 16. So even though it was nice waking up to mickey mouse pretending to steal my waffles every morning, it would have been nice to meet some people my age.

    • May 28, 2011 7:30 am

      Haha! I can imagine. I can also imagine clockin’ Mickey on the nose if he tried to mess with my breakfast. I’m not generally a violent person, but neither am I quite myself before breakfast and a cup of joe…

  21. May 28, 2011 12:29 am

    Hahaha you’re funny! (in a good way) ๐Ÿ™‚


  22. May 28, 2011 1:21 am

    Um, most fun survey EVER!! Love it!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Face place I’ve been is India! Closely followed by DisneyWorld ๐Ÿ™‚

    TOOTHBRUSH because I know that if I had a razor I would probably use it just as much as I do know… ๐Ÿ˜›

  23. May 28, 2011 2:32 am

    Great survey, I loved your answers! A few of them really made me laugh. ๐Ÿ˜€ I, too, would choose a toothbrush. To be honest, I probably wouldn’t care all that much about having hairy legs if I was on a deserted island!

    I love traveling! For me, it’s one of the greatest things in the world. So far my favourite places I’ve been to are Spain and Tunisia. โค

  24. Ellie permalink
    May 28, 2011 2:48 am

    I LOVE your nail colour in this post. Where did you get it? ๐Ÿ˜€ Today I just bought my fourth jar of almond butter. Thanks for introducing it to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    • May 28, 2011 7:44 am

      Yay for a new almond butter addict! ๐Ÿ˜€ The stuff is seriously crack.

      My nail polish is NYX’s Hot Pink, and I just picked it up at the drug store.

  25. May 28, 2011 4:27 am

    Would toooooootally take the toothbrush, too. ICK! LEMON GINGER CHOCOLATE?! ARE YOU SERIOUS??!?!?! YUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMM ๐Ÿ˜›


  26. May 28, 2011 6:01 am

    Oh girl, seriously, I am in LOVE with your photography. It is simply stunning..
    And I love this survey!! Where in Europe are you going to?
    I love travelling sooo much, I want to see as much of the world as I can in my lifetime – I really believe it’s there to be seen. There’s so much culture out there and you only get one life so you might aswell go and see it all! My favourite place I’ve been to so far is Thailand. Simply gorgeous. The food is to die for, the people are the friendliest on this planet, the culture is so interesting, and not to mention the beaches..ah it’s out of this world!
    I would say toothbrush, I can live with hairy legs and other people will just have to deal with it if they don’t like me looking like a monkey! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Ahh I have always wanted to try Dagoba chocolate – GRR why do I live here in stupid England?!

    • May 28, 2011 7:56 am

      It’s just my mum travelling actually – she’s going to Poland. And isn’t it horrible not being able to find the stuff you want? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ We don’t get a lot of stuff up here in Canada that they do down in the States, so all I can do is read American blogs and wish…

  27. May 28, 2011 6:08 am

    Love your photography ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love traveling to see new places but it’s such a pain to pack and repack everything and I don’t like all the laundry I have to do when I get back.
    I’d have to say toilet paper because I’m totally okay with hairy legs

  28. May 28, 2011 6:17 am

    Toothbrush all the way. Razors you can live without, but cavities are no bueno.

    Favorite place I’ve been in – a toss up between Southern France and the Phillipinnes.

    Lemon ginger chocolate looks interesting. I’m lovin’ on dark chocolate with orange peel atm.

  29. May 28, 2011 8:16 am

    Bon Jovi AND Mudvayne? Omg I think we’re twins. Seriously I have such an eclectic taste is music and no one understands how I can like all these different genres. But I do! I’m a country girl at heart, but I know how to rock out, how to soothe my soul, and when to turn something on to get my booty shakin’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. May 28, 2011 10:04 am

    Tooth brush! I never shave– well, unless I am going to a pool where there are cute boys (and even then I do a patchy job).

  31. May 28, 2011 10:45 am

    hahaha, this was fun!!! I might have to steal it later down the road. ๐Ÿ˜› If you wouldn’t mind, that is!

    I love travelling. Myfamily has always been huge on travelling and now that we’re all moved off, my boyfriend and I are starting to travel more together. We plan on going overseas sometime..hopefully. ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. May 28, 2011 12:00 pm

    AHHAAH WAIT this is so funny! omg YES toilet paper.. all the way! ick if i didnt have that! ew!!

    i do like travelling! not LOVE but like! i guess it depends where I go!

  33. May 28, 2011 12:50 pm

    Hi love!!!!!!!!

    How is your weekend?!

    Love this survey! I will have to do it soon! Um mm toilet paper for sure! Good call! Lol!

    Toothbrush for sure! I’m obsessed with brushing my teeth!!

    Hey if u like rock, my sisters boyfriends band is scattered hamlet, their album on iTunes! They are good !

    Love u to pieces!!

  34. isabelle permalink
    May 28, 2011 4:15 pm

    do you have a job? are you still living with your parents? would love to hear more about what you do ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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