The Starving Activist is the sometimes-home for words. AR Neal (that’s me) finds them, cultivates them, and leaves them here. Enjoy.

The Daily Post: Burning Down The House

Today's Daily Post asks the following:

Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?

Thankfully, I don't have to worry about all people or animals, since husband, cousin, child, two cats, two dogs, and fish (can the tank with multiple fish count as one?) would already cause me to have to leave multiple someones behind.That being said, my five items are, in no particular order:

  1. The bag I carry to work; it contains most of my life (driver's license, car keys, often--and in this case, definitely--my tablets and wireless hotspot, etc.)
  2. The folder with important stuff like birth certificates, etc.
  3. The large household laptop.
  4. The netbook.
  5. The 1TB drive; it has a lot of information on it duh--of course it does; it is a 1TB drive, after all.

I would also probably try to cram a few photo albums, and the official copy of my dissertation, and a few favorite books somewhere, and would try to push the lateral files and all the albums outside, but I digress.I guess I need to invest in a large fire extinguisher, or move to a cement house...

Speakeasy #94: Don't Come In

Haboob Manifesto, Pt. 5: Guilty