“Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?” -The Daily Post
Well, that is a scary thought… But anyway:
1. My laptop (and its connected external hard drive and Wacom Tablet)
I know that I listed three items for number one, but realistically, they are all close enough together on my desk and plugged into one another so, in my eyes, they are all pretty much one item. Since they could be picked up together within seconds, I believe it is fair enough to count them as one object… Like I said, even if I only grabbed my laptop, since everything is plugged into each other, the hard drive and tablet would simply get yanked off the desk and go along with it anyway. So yeah.
And do I really have to explain why for these items? My laptop and my data are pretty much my life. I spend countless hours on these devices and my life wouldn’t be the same without them.
2. The DVDs of my favorite Childhood TV Shows
I have this thing where I buy all of the shows I used to watch on TV on DVD so that I know that I’ll always be able to watch them again no matter if they are available online in the future or not. I’m talking Pokemon, YuGiOh, Digimon… even Xiaolin Showdown etc. All of those shows. I don’t have all of them yet, I actually still have quite a ways to go, but I have definitely made great progress over the past three years. It would be a shame to lose them in a fire so I would definitely grab them really quickly.
3. My Notebooks from when I was a kid
When I was younger, you seriously could not separate me from my journals. I wasn’t too fond of writing back then but I loved to draw more than you could ever imagine. Thinking back right now, I am actually really sad. I used to be so creative, but after taking so many challenging courses in school (especially high levels of math), I feel like my brain has become way more limited on how creative I am, and shifted to a more balanced level of thinking creatively and logically. Maybe that’s a good thing? Maybe it’s not? I don’t know. But I would hate to see all of those young-minded sketches of inspirations and thoughts all gone, burned in a fire.
4. My Warriors by Erin Hunter Collection
These books were one of the things that kept me going when I was in middle school. I had never committed myself to anyone series before like I had for these books. I’ll never forget the adventures I went on with them. I love love love this series and in high school, sadly, I haven’t had the chance to continue where I left off at the end of the eighth grade, but I know that I will finish the whole series one day without a doubt.
5. My Tamagotchis
In elementary school, I had such a crazy obsession with these things. I bought so many of them. I felt like I had to have every version (although I never came close). I still have them and whenever I see them, it just reminds me of how much fun I had with them when I was around nine or ten years old. Plus, it just goes to show that you don’t need something like an ultra high-resolution fancy iPhone 5 to keep yourself busy. Definitely couldn’t let these guys burn in the fire.