Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Figure It Out

I found a piece of paper tucked neatly into a book that I hadn't opened in, easily, 10 or 15 years.

The writing on the paper is not in my handwriting, and I do not recognize it as belonging to anyone I know.

It is a list of words, with a few scribbled out mistakes.

I cannot for the life of me figure out:

a. what the list means
b. who wrote it
c. why it was in my book

And so, I present to you a challenge.  Can you figure out a connection that ties the words together?

I dare you, I defy you. Go ahead, try it.  Your brain will melt or something, maybe, but just try anyway.  If you DO come up with something, I will

a. ask you if you got a 1600 on your SAT
b. send a referral with your name on it to MENSA
c. ask you to home school my children.

And now, without further ado, prepare yourself - I present the list:

a companion
things to build with
a bible
suntan lotion
edible things
a boat
those little fireworks
a cow

Seriously.  Go for it.


  1. Ten things you would take with you if you were stranded on an island?? Interesting and a shame that we will never actually know the truth behind the list and why it is in your book. What book was it found in? Maybe that would help with the mystery of who wrote the list??

  2. It was the past you, trying to get you ready for our 'almost' tornado. Did you have all those things? You will definitely need them all for tornado season. You better get going! :)

  3. Looks like a list of things to include in a poem to me. ;)

  4. oops, i guess jeff was logged into his gmail. his comment was really from me. :)

  5. I was going to guess the same thing as courtney. I think most are obvious but the cow is to eat and the material maybe to make clothes/tent...

  6. Probably the funnest post you've ever done. Sorry my creative brain isn't pumping, but thanks for sharing. I can't imagine why the list...

  7. Stranded on an island. You do love milk.

  8. No clues. Love, grandpa H.

  9. I asked Jeff if he read your blog. He said sometimes, if it pops up on his facebook feed when he is looking at it and has spare time. He mentioned he read this one, because the title intrigued him.