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Monday, 1 June 2015

Question of the Month (June 2015)



This is the first of the monthly Question of the Month bloghop, where we find out a bit more about each other with stuff that we don't normally think about. This month's question is "If your house caught on fire, what' the one thing you'd grab before running out?"

For me, it would be my backpack. I brink one around with me everywhere and while it's got a lot of my most important stuff in there - my wallet, my camera, my phone charger, my notebooks - as well as some stuff that's not so important, but I still wouldn't want to lose, like my $150 sunglasses. Most importantly, my backpack contains a hard drive with all my photos, videos, music and documents from my computer. I back it up at the beginning of each month and it means I could leave my laptop alone and the only important thing I'd lose is my saved Minecraft games.

I'm assuming in this case that my phone is already in my pocket, which it usually is. If it isn't that still wouldn't change my answer, it would just suck having to lose it.

If you want to join the bloghop for next month, sign up below. The next question will be "What are three things you'd do tomorrow if fear wasn't stopping you?"



47 comments:

  1. You keep it all in a backpack? That's smart. If you have your external hard drive there, then it wouldn't matter if you lost the computer.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  2. Agree with Alex - very smart to keep it all in a backpack. Otherwise, our answers are very similar :)

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    1. Yeah most people seem to be going with hard drives and pets...

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  3. Did you add me to the linky? I didn't notice that before adding myself. You can delete #17 :P

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  4. Back pack be much easier to grab then running here and there and grabbing stuff

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    1. It's kind of a cheat because I'm grabbing a large amount of things all in one go :P

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  5. See? I'm not crazy for putting my most important stuff in a backpack. *high five* ;)

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  6. I really need to do this! My brother keeps bugging me about making a bug out bag (I think that's what it's called - for like apocalyptic scenarios, you just grab it and go) but I'm lazy. I'm glad I'm not the only one who's first thoughts are on computer related things.

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    1. I once tried to sit down with my family and make an emergency safety plan with them. Mum liked the idea, Dad didn't take it seriously and my sister refused to think about a horrible situation :P

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  7. I still don't know how I'd answer this, Michael. You ask excellent questions. Well, now that I consider your answer, I'd bring my purse. It's a woman's equivalent to a guy's backpack - sort of.

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    1. That's how I think of my backpack - my equivalent of a purse. I carry it everywhere, it's getting filthy :P

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  8. Your backpack sounds like the right choice based on its contents.

    Excluding any living things, I would grab my box of memory cards, my external hard drives & my computer. They house my photos which are most important.

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    1. That's a popular answer. I'm slowly going through the process of scanning all our print photos into my computer in case something goes wrong.

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  9. Your reasoning is similar to mine except you'd be leaving with no pants. Unless you're already dressed maybe you should pack a change of clothes too.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Don't worry, I figured the fire would keep me warm enough :)

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  10. I totally back up on all my stuff on a Cloud service and an external hard drive (there are some things I just don't trust to the cloud). I guess I could lose my laptop and still be okay. I like your answer.

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    1. I haven't brought myself to pay for a cloud service yet. I wouldn't know what to choose to back up :P

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  11. Shouldn't the first thing you grab be your mobile phone, so you can call the fire brigade after you get out? I will salute any blogger who says the first thing he grabs would be a snack from the fridge. It will be a special salute invented by baboons.

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    1. Hahahaha!

      "The house is on fire! Run!"
      '"Someone save the souffle!"
      "The souffle's what started this!"
      "But I worked so hard on it, I don't want to start again!"

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  12. Probably my car keys so I could corral the dogs and kids safely at gtf out of there! I hope your backpack would be in a reachable place in the event of a fire. My fear is I have a go bag, but it's too far away at the time to snatch up in an emergency like a fire.

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    1. Maybe you should store it off-site so you don't even have to worry about it? That's what spies do.

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    2. That's a good idea. I should just keep it in the car and have my keys on me at all times. Then, I am definitely prepared!

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  13. Sounds like a very wise and practical choice!!!! Bravo, Michael...and thanks for hosting.😊

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    1. No problem :) I liked your entry, it was very you ;)

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  14. I got through the list. That was fun. Looking forward to next month's question.

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  15. Assuming my husband and dog have made it to safety, I would grab my purse and/or phone if my phone was not already in my purse. Similar to you, there are a lot of important things in my purse--car keys, billfold with driver's license and credit cards, and usually my phone is in there too.

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  16. Great choice.
    Mind you, panic can do some weird things. I wonder what I would save...

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    1. It can. It could be that when crunch time comes around I curl up in a ball and cry.

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  17. Gotta run with the external drive - no doubt about it. Though I would miss my guitar...

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    1. Yeah I didn't know you played guitar. What do you have?

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  18. Aren't you smart to have all your valuables in one place!

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    1. It's kind of coincidental really, I just happen to bring it around with me anyway :P

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  19. I want to be sure I understand: There isn't a new list for next month. Leaving my name on the list you already have means I'm signed up. Correct? I don't want to miss something. It's OCD.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. That's fair enough - yes, you're already signed up :)

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  20. That's a smart answer. I'd be more emotional than that. I'd probably take a plush toy that I've had for almost forty years, as well as my rabbit and my cat ;-)

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    1. Haha well living things always get preference. I think it's cool that you'd take something that gives you comfort over something you've been working on our that cost a lot of money

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  21. Tuesday 9th June 2015

    Sorry I'm late posting. I had it all written, but forgot press the 'publish'-button because of a paper for the university.

    Great theme!

    Anna

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  22. Ooh, great idea about the hard drive. I definitely need to do that!!!

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  23. That backpack is super important. It's like my purse is to me.

    I finally linked up.

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