Saturday, May 14, 2011

What Three Things Would You Bring to a Deserted Island?

Please welcome author KayAnna Kirby to the island!

There are very few deserted islands left in the world. What if, the unthinkable happens and you are stranded on one of them? This was the question that came up the other night at a dinner party. After much thought, we all went around and stated what we would bring if we were ever stranded on an uninhabited island. Almost everyone choose something different vital to their survival. Turns out, you can learn a lot about a person, based on the three things they would bring to a deserted island. Here are three people, their choices and what I think it says about them.

My Husband
A 47 foot Yacht.

When I first heard his choices, I wanted to scream foul. “You can't bring a boat,” I said.
“There were no rules other than it had to be three things,” he replied.

Everyone started laughing. No one thought to bring a boat. Then when everyone accepted the boat as a valid choice, they pictured a dingy. Not a 47 foot luxury yacht.

Its actually quite brilliant. He told everyone, after he eats his sausage with mustard, he would watch the sunset, before taking the boat home.

What this says about him

I think this says he is a very practical person who loves his luxuries. Even in the face of ultimatums he chooses luxury. Talk about someone who knows what he wants.

We asked him if he wanted a woman there with him. He said no. He wanted some peace and quiet and time to enjoy his sausages and the sunset.

My Best Friend
A Man. Big, strong, gorgeous and naked. Hence a Greek God like Man.
A Tent, fully loaded
A sleeping bag (for cold nights)

She also let everyone know, she would be clothed from head to toe in winter clothing. Boots, sweaters, coat, gloves, scarves, etc. She hates to be cold and needed to make sure her nights were comfortable. We asked her how she would eat, She replied, her Tarzan/Greek God, would provide. That is what he was there for.

What this says about her

I think this says she wants to be taken care of and wants it a little easy. She more wants the Man as a worker as much as a companion. It also tells me she values her warmth more than food. She said she would rather be hungry and warm vs. cold and full.

A Man.
A knife.
A lighter.

These are the items I would bring to a deserted Island. A Man, mainly for companionship and those tropical nights. (My friend said I needed him only because I didn't have a tent so I'd be cold.) A knife so we can cut stuff. Coconuts, branches, fish, leaves, pretty much anything that we may need to survive. Finally, a lighter. To start fires easily would make life so much easier. I thought with those three things, we could do almost anything. We could build things and cook food with somewhat ease.

What this says about me

My friend thinks this says I value people because I want A man for companionship. Plus I'm practical along with being a hunter, gatherer. I'm not afraid of work, and don't mind using tools to build whatever it is I want. A DIY kind of girl.

Sounds good to me. I still wished I would have thought to bring a boat.

What are three things you would bring if you were stranded on a deserted Island. Let me know below, and you could win a copy of Claimed By Desire. Contest to run until Saturday, May 21st.  Winner announced on 5/22/11.  

A Good girl Gone Bad…

Certified Public Accountant Allison Cain screwed up. Against her better judgement, she sleeps with a man she meets for the first time. The next morning he is no-where to be found. She is left alone and feels used. But that wasn’t the end of her torture, because Allison discovers her one night stand leaves her with more than hurt feelings.

A Billionaire with everything except…

Bryson Anderson Jr., multi billionaire real estate developer has it all; money, power, women, even his own island. A real estate acquisition brings him face to face with the alluring Allison once again on the tropical Cayman Islands. When he hears Allison is expecting his heir as a result of their explosive one night stand, a primal urge for a family is born. However, he has to convince an angry Allison to be a family even if it’s just for their child.

He didn’t realize he could lose his heart in the process.

When Bryson becomes the target of a rival out to destroy him, Allison and Bryson will have to fight for their lives and their hearts—before it’s too late.


Artemis said...

Three things I would bring with me on a deserted island:

My Husband. If anyone will help me survive, he will, one way or the other.

The biggest Leatherman multi-tool made: The Surge. Hubs calls this his McGyver Tool.

A boatload of ibuprofen. I wouldn't survive without it!

CLAIMED BY DESIRE sounds wonderful. I like the one night stand with consequences stories!

RFTC Blog said...

I don't know how I can pick only 3 things hmm..

My boyfriend-He's my rock and I think only he could help keep me sane if we we on a deserted island.

My kindle fully loaded with books and a never dying battery-I definiltey need something to read and I don't go anywhere without a book.

A mattress with pillows and blankets-Yeah, I'm that much of a diva that I don't want to sleep on the floor.

Dr J said...

I think someone asked me this once, only I remember it being a list of books I would take to a desert island. Well, hubby would have to go as he and I have been together for so long that I don't think he could survive if I was gone; definitely books--have to have something to read and without electricity, I don't think the eReader would last long; and a Swill Army knife--I am told they really are the all-round tool to have. Don't really know what that says about me, but I hope there's a bit of practicality, care-giver, and dreamer all rolled into one.

Tracy said...

This is REALLY late but...

The Winner of the copy of Claimed by Desire is:

Danielle Gorman

Congratulations! I'll have KayAnna email you the copy of the book.

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