I think I’ve done this one in the past, and that’s OK because I’m not the same person I was back then. So, thank you, Alexis, for nominating me for the Liebster.
Alexis has only asked one big question, and it’s a doozy.
If you were stranded on an island full of zombies, and could only have three things for your survival and peace of mind, what would they be? Tell me about your daring escape.
I told you it was a doozy.
Side note: once again, I tried to copy text from my phone to paste into my tablet. Someone send help, STAT. Or just shoot me. Either one works😉
Thing 1: my N.A. basic text. It’s the book that saved my life when I made the decision to try something different when I couldn’t stand the pain of active addiction any more. It’s the book that comforts me to this very day. It’s a book that taught me how to live. Even when I can’t read that book, just reaching into my purse and touching the pocket sized copy (my mother gave it to me for a birthday about 10 years ago) comforts me. That book would be where I found my serenity amidst the chaos of the zombies. That book would help me find courage to survive in an environment that wanted me dead (because, really, how different is an island full of zombies from active addiction?)
Side note: full dislaimer: anything good you see in me can be traced back to that book (and my mom and sponsor). Anything bad you see in me cannot be blamed on that book; it can only be blamed on my addiction and my imperfect humanity. Do not let anything ugly in me reflect poorly on the fellowship that tries to teach me how to get rid of the ugly.
Thing 2: one of those magnesium fire starter things. It would be vital to the desalinization and purifying of water, and water is life. It would also be vital to cooking any food that is unsafe to eat until the internal temperature reaches 165F or better. It would totally suck to die of Montezuma’s revenge or salmonella or some shit.
Side note: if I’m lucky, these zombies would follow the same laws of zombie physics and biology on display in “The Walking Dead”. Daryl sets a tanker’s worth of gasoline on fire and all the zombies are drawn to the light and die just in time to save Rick, Carl, Michonne, and crew.
Thing 3: a machete or Katana or some other type of large, sharp implement of destruction. It would chop off their zombie heads, help me kill a wild boar so I could eat some meat, chop up some sticks and banana leaves to make a shelter to sleep in, chop vines to make cordage/rope, and it’s shiny surface could be used as a signaling device much like a mirror, and any number of other things.
Also? I don’t know that I’d make a daring escape. The world is so crazy right now that I might be safer on this island with the zombies than I am IRL these days; and being there would mean I didn’t have to interact with people which would sometimes be a good thing since I’m actually pretty introverted outside of the internet. Although, now that I think about it, are we sure we’re not already living amongst zombies? After all, we are living in a world with an electoral college that elected an orange game show host to occupy the white house, which seems pretty zombie-like to me.
Thank you, Alexis, for this entertaining foray into the darkest places of my psyche. It’s the place where the machete toting, zombie & pig slaying lizard-brained-freak lives; and it’s been fun to actually think about something so random😍
Now, I’m supposed to nominate people, but I just threw a bunch of you under the bus yesterday, so today I won’t back the bus up to see what I hit.
Please, feel free to answer Alexis’ question in the comments, because it really is a fun exercise.