Read it? Good, now back to me! Most blogs I read, my husband reads too (actually I read them to him and we laugh and laugh together over all of your fun posts!) so he was well aware of Melynda's convo with her husband about The Tribe.
Since Branden has been back, we have been just like two middle school sweethearts who can't seem to stop talking. This has lead to hours of laying awake in bed chatting about random things, laughing and generally not able to get to sleep because we are just too happy to be together. One of these nights Branden out of the blue said, (Branden is is blue and I am in pink)
"So have you given any thought into who you would choose if you were stuck on an island?"
My mind went Melynda's post, but I was a bit thrown off since she posted this about a week previously...and they say women like to bring up random past stuff!
"Are you wanting me to go by Melynda's rules of if I could only choose girls or just if I had to choose from the people I know?"
"You can just choose people you know."
"...well, I would have to choose Chrissy because she's just burls and can take on anything! Then I'd have to have Alicia because she's almost done with medical school so she's practically a doctor. Josh and Jaime would be good because Josh is a nurse and Jaime (his wife) would keep our teeth healthy." (she is a dental hygienist)
*pause (am I missing anyone??) "Oh and of course I'd have to have you so we could populate the island, and you would be our historian to remind us from whence we came." I was thinking I had done fairly well so I confidently asked, "So what about you?"
"Well, I was thinking I'd need at least 10 people because I would need to include some philosophers, electricians, plumbers..."
"Wait, wait, wait, what?? You need philosophers on a deserted island?? And what are you going to do with an electrician in the middle of nowhere?"
"Mags, you can get electrical current through lemons so an electrician would be useful."
"Ok, last time I heard the story, Benjamin Franklin did not have a lemon tied onto his kite!"
We are both laughing ridiculously through all of this btw...
"So you would have a philosopher, electrician and a plumber for your deserted island...you would have the most boring version of Gilligan's Island ever!"
"Well I'm planning for the future of the civilization so these things are necessary."
"Oh I get it, you are playing Age of Empires not Gilligan's Island. Well in that case then I get Ty Pennington to do all of our carpentry work, Bear Grills to catch us squirrels for food, and Oprah to help us deal with our feelings of being left stranded and starting up a new society."
"If you're going to choose celebrities then you could just say Chuck Norris and Mr. T and that's all you'd need."
"No, Chuck Norris, Mr. T, Macgyver and Bear Grills! I win! My island would kick your philosophical island's butt!"
We continued laughing and teasing each other over our different islands for a while longer and have even been laughing about it still days later...but I still win since I have Bear Grills!
From Branden's graduation from The University of Edinburgh last November
(I think it looks like he graduated from Hogwarts in that robe!)