Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Time Travel Tuesday

(I'm sure I've seen that title before, so my apologies to you if I stole it!)

I'm very excited about Diana Gabaldon's Echo in the Bone coming out September 29. I only own her first two books (will eventually get the rest) and I've been reading them randomly now and again, and I keep thinking to myself, if I went back, what would I bring?

I first thought - my Ipod, of course, but it would only last a few hours. But I wonder if I would remember any of the songs I like? Or just snippets? I barely know the words to half the songs on the radio now, let alone when there's no radio to sing along to. Then I imagine a scenario something like this:

I love that scene from Black Knight! If you haven't seen the movie, it's typical Martin Lawrence. He's an amusement park worker who accidentally travels back into Medeval England and the king thinks he's a court jester, or something like that. If you like "low-brow" humor (I do), you'll like it; if not, don't bother...

Back to the question at hand: What would I bring: Definitely a toothbrush and toothpaste, more than one if possible. My next choice would be shampoo/conditioner. Maybe a compact mirror and tweezers (I think they'd come in handy for more than just eyebrows!)? I thought about some kind of shoe insert (are you gellin'?) because I would imagine shoes in the past were not at all comfy. I wonder if a photo album would get me burned at the stake? Or my tattoo, for that matter...it's pretty visible. I would want to bring medicine, of course, but what kind or how much? Or maybe chocolate? Neosporin? So many choices................


  1. I can't wait for An Echo in the Bone. The Outlander series is one of my all time favorites. :)

    If I went back in time I would bring something to get me home because I know I would not do well in an environment with no electricity or running water or any of the other modern conveniences I am accustomed to having. LOL I can freely admit to being spoiled by all of them. :)


  2. hmmm...I'm not sure what I'd bring back with me-probably chocolate and coffee. :)

  3. LOL Michelle - I forget which book it was where the daughter was trying to make pipes for a shower, that would be me!

    Buckeye Girl - sounds like you've got the necessities covered!