Sunday, 1 November 2009

Silly Stuff

Have you got what it takes to survive on a deserted island, if you are marooned there for five years? Name ten four non-electronic/non-foodie thingies you would like to have with you, before you find yourself in such a situation.
I would settle for a Rambo knife, a waterproof matchbox, my binoculars, and a copy of The Song of the Dodo (preferably in hardcover).
Click here if you cannot see the above YT clip.


Rhythmic Diaspora said...

Oooh, Amila, I do like your new header, very smart.

I'd take a drum kit, an iPod, my laptop and my mobile, so I could make a call and get rescued once I got bored.

Shady Character said...

That's a funny commercial. I love/hate funny commercials because I know they're really just trying to sell me something.

I guess I'd take a good knife, binoculars (assuming I can use them to start fires instead of a separate hand lens), a quantity of strong synthetic cording, a thick waterproof journal with a built-in pencil (to keep from counting as two items--I'll need a book deal when I get back to make up for those years of lost income)

Tabib said...

Nice new header - that mutant bird is now gone.
Thanks for Courier commercial. ;)

Rogelio said...

good blog
greetings from Spain

Queen from Another Planet said...

1)Hard cover version of "The Moor's Last Sigh"

2)Portable toilet

(the kind people take when they go camping - there really is a limit to how close I want to get to nature)

3)A girlie diary (they come with their own pencils)

4)A Swiss army knife


Gallicissa said...

Hi RD,
You mean you'd leave out your L'Oreal mens' moisturiser? Geez!

I did the header yesterday, and added some final touches today. Photoshop is such a powerful software!

Hi SC,
You're darn clever to opt for that waterproof journal with a built-in pencil!

Yes, you'd need a book deal.

I'd scout the shore to see if I can find any pencil washed ashore, and use space available in my 700-plus paged book to jot down notes (I'd cover my book using polythene washed ashore to waterproof it, when not in use). If I fail to find a pencil, I would try to make a natural ink from leaf extracts, tanins and minerals. And I'd write using a feather stylus, obviously.

Hi Tabib,
Thanks. That mutant bird had a two year stay, and it had to go, for now.

Hi Rogelio,
I wouldn't mind getting marooned on a deserted island with you.
Others, please visit his blog before jumping to hasty conclusions.

Hi Queen from Another Planet,
I should get hold of that book. If that is your first choice, it should be good.

Your pick no. 2 created some funny mental images, in cartoon style

Kirigalpoththa said...

Nice blog design!

Think it is that macro image of Na leaf you posted sometime back?

I'll take ..lighter, map, Compass, Good knife...:)

Gallicissa said...

Hi Ki,
Thank you!
Yep, I have used my Diya Na leaf macro as the background.

Those are good choices!
Yala and Bundala are getting some much needed rain right now. The drought is over.

santhoshi said...

I must be boring but i feel like crying if I even imagine getting marooned in an island. I think i am not cut out for that kind of adventure...

How are the birds with the rains? I think your letter had caused a torrential downpour here and in india

Gallicissa said...

Hi Santhoshi,
I think we all would cry at some point if we get marooned like that. Even Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) did, in that film.

I am just back from a short trip to Udawalawe, Yala and Bundala National Parks. Birding was good, and I shall share some pictures in due course.

Chriss said...

I like your new header and layout...but I kinda miss seeing a bird in it.

Gallicissa said...

Hi Chriss,
Thank you!
I know what you mean!

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