If your house was burning down, what would you save?
I came across a website today that is made up of people’s answers to this question. It’s pretty interesting – link: The Burning House.
After some thought, here’s what I would save:
From the top left:
- glasses – for seeing with
- wallet – for driver’s licence and money
- my copy of the Princeton Companion to Mathematics … because it is probably the most awesome book I own that is not easy and cheap to replace.
Plus, it’s signed by Imre Leader! —->
- my current planner (see yesterday’s post)
- my watch (birthday present from my parents a year ago, it’s pretty and fairly tough and I feel slightly vulnerable without a watch)
- my two passports – UK and NZ – essential documents! I figure with these I can probably rebuild / get new copies of all my other paperwork
- green Doc Martens – ideal footwear for any situation I might find myself in (fairly waterproof, good for walking long distances but don’t look like walking boots, very practical)
- Sunshine, my netbook – to use to get back in touch with everything via the internet
I would then fairly quickly go and buy:
- Bible (probably NRSV)
- pad of paper and pen(s)
- earl grey teabags (probably Clipper Fairtrade)
- power lead for my netbook!
- a new phone … (can probably recover everyone’s numbers via the internet)
What would you save? What would you rapidly replace?