Buying through this banner helps support the forum!
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 35

Thread: Life's little essentials.

  1. #16
    MANICHAEAN MANICHAEAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Vietnam, Singapore, Japan, The Middle East, UK, The Philippines & Papua New Guinea.
    Posts
    2,440
    Blog Entries
    1
    I really would be in a dilemma making the choice:
    1 A change in underwear.
    2 The vintage malts.

  2. #17
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    3,093
    Quote Originally Posted by Helga View Post
    windows 8 actually has some cloud thingy, I can save documents on a cloud and access them from any computer, I just don't know how. Maybe I'll try and figure it out and drag my kitchen table out of the fire instead.
    It shouldn't be too difficult, and it's worth it. If Microsoft have got this working as well as Google, then Word should back up your document to the cloud every few minutes, so not only are you safe from fire, you don't even have to bother thinking about regular back ups.

    Quote Originally Posted by YesNo View Post
    The computer can go. It will be an excuse to get a new one. The data can be saved in the cloud as mal4mac recommends. That being said, it would save some time later to rescue the computer and phone.
    I'm now doing almost everything in the cloud, using Google chrome devices. So no time wasted, just get another chrome device, log in, everything is there. Some phones also allow you to save everything to the cloud. The only thing I can't do is print, still need to turn on my PC for that. But let the printer burn, it'll give me an excuse to buy a cloud printer. Plus I don't want to suffer heavy irony from the firemen if they see I chose to save my laser printer...

  3. #18
    confidentially pleased cacian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,463
    myself?!
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

  4. #19
    loveless serenity wsww's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    INDIA
    Posts
    20
    My journals means a lot, past aside though it was my pure childhood.
    Remember – like apples of gold in settings of silver is a word spoken in the right circumstances.

  5. #20
    Voice of Chaos & Anarchy
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    In one of the branches of the multiverse, but I don't know which one.
    Posts
    7,013
    Blog Entries
    441
    Quote Originally Posted by cacian View Post
    myself?!
    Great! I thank you for thinking of the important first.

  6. #21
    Inexplicably Undiscovered
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    next door to the lady in the vinegar bottle
    Posts
    5,026
    Blog Entries
    72
    Manichaean is right about the clean underwear.

    As for writing documents, I have my "stuff" on really antiquated discs, so maybe I'd grab them., even though I'd probably never again find a PC that will accept them. Plus the box of photos of my kids, though the box is under a pile of crap and the flames would undoubtedly consume me before I could get to it.

    Maybe a fire would be a sign from God that I should clean the {expletive deleted} dump.

  7. #22
    confidentially pleased cacian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    13,463
    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN View Post
    I really would be in a dilemma making the choice:
    1 A change in underwear.
    2 The vintage malts.
    vintage malts I am with you all the way

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterL View Post
    Great! I thank you for thinking of the important first.
    hey that goes without saying
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

  8. #23
    Super papayahed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    17,049
    My Lego R2-D2.


    or my Grandma's Rosary.
    Do, or do not. There is no try. - Yoda


  9. #24
    Snowqueen Snowqueen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Between the woods and frozen lake
    Posts
    2,523
    A couple of books which are gift from my uncle and my camera.

  10. #25
    BadWoolf JuniperWoolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    The North
    Posts
    4,433
    Blog Entries
    28
    This is super lame... but in my current room I'd save the custom Magic: The Gathering deck that someone I like constructed for me. That is, somehow, the thing to which I have attributed the most sentimental value. In my room back home it would be my uncle's sketchbook that I came into possession of when he died.
    __________________
    "Personal note: When I was a little kid my mother told me not to stare into the sun. So once when I was six, I did. At first the brightness was overwhelming, but I had seen that before. I kept looking, forcing myself not to blink, and then the brightness began to dissolve. My pupils shrunk to pinholes and everything came into focus and for a moment I understood. The doctors didn't know if my eyes would ever heal."
    -Pi


  11. #26
    Registered User Darcy88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    British Columbia, Canada
    Posts
    1,963
    Blog Entries
    3
    I would go for photo albums and for my filing box which contains all my poems and essays and short stories.
    “To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.”

    - Kurt Vonnegut

  12. #27
    Registered User Emil Miller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    London, England
    Posts
    6,499
    So far there have been computers, books and various sentimental artifacts but will anyone be able to beat 'the kitchen table'?
    "L'art de la statistique est de tirer des conclusions erronèes a partir de chiffres exacts." Napoléon Bonaparte.

    "Je crois que beaucoup de gens sont dans cet état d’esprit: au fond, ils ne sentent pas concernés par l’Histoire. Mais pourtant, de temps à autre, l’Histoire pose sa main sur eux." Michel Houellebecq.

  13. #28
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    40
    People tend to grab the things for which they got attached more.

  14. #29
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2,546
    In the fridge, a glass bottle of Coca Cola, and of course, opening it with a bottle opener on the run out (bottle opener and cap to be dispensed on the ever-lovin' floor, which will be non-existent in short order...).

    And then outside, and a view of the spectacle... because at this point, what couldn't burn?







    J

  15. #30
    Registered User DATo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    387
    Well DuuuUUUUuuuh !!! The cellphone so I could call the fire department of course. *LOL*


    "I have thought about this often. Don't know why. I would have a real problem cause I get very attached to objects. My kitchen table is hard to get these days and I wouldn't want to lose it."

    I mean, call me nuts, but I think I'd look pretty silly sitting at the kitchen table that I saved on my front lawn while the house was burning down [8- (
    Last edited by DATo; 03-29-2014 at 10:48 PM.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. I saw the realms of God a personal experience of life beyond life
    By Alan McDougall in forum Religious Texts
    Replies: 100
    Last Post: 02-02-2011, 12:01 PM
  2. Aphorism #192 Peaceful Life, a long Life.
    By Admin in forum Balthasar Gracian's The Art of Worldly Wisdom
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 05-26-2010, 03:10 AM
  3. Russian essentials
    By Nico87 in forum General Literature
    Replies: 65
    Last Post: 10-28-2007, 03:51 PM
  4. Desert Island Essentials
    By Haven in forum General Chat
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-30-2007, 04:33 AM
  5. Ancient Essentials
    By Jean-Baptiste in forum Book & Author Requests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-26-2006, 08:54 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •