This week's questions from the RevGalBlogPals ask us to design our own "fantasy island" vacation:
1)What book(s) will you bring?
Light reading with lots of pictures -- cookbooks, bird books, etc. You probably thought I was going to get all theological here. My experience is that "heavy" reading and vacations don't mix well.
2) What music accompanies you?
An eclectic mix of jazz, blues, folk, with some world music and classic beach-bum tunes thrown in.
3) What essentials of everyday living must you take (as in the health and beauty aids aisle variety)?
Soap. Toothpaste. Deodorant. Non-DEET bug dope. (My fantasy island is here in the Upper Midwest, where that's a necessity.) That's about it.
4a) What technological gadgets if any, will you take with you or do you leave it all behind?
Oh, I'd take my iPod. And it'd be swell if this quiet, stress-free island miraculously had wi-fi.
4b) What level of technology would you insist be present on the island?
Flush toilets. I will pump my own water and even heat it up on a woodstove, but the romance of scurrying outside to some odiferous and vermin-filled outhouse has lost whatever marginal thrill it may have ever held for me.
5) What culinary delights will you partake in while there?
Pancakes and maple syrup. Gotta have pancakes and maple syrup while staying in a vacation cottage.
As a bonus question, what makes for a perfect day on vacation for you?
The ability to live completely in the moment -- to have not a care in the world except what I might be doing at any given time.