What Would You Do?

I’m peeking out of the writing cave today to send you all a big wave hello!  Deadline-Ahead1Hi everyone, remember me?  Excuse the squinting, there’s not a lot of sunlight in the cave.  I’m deep into my 7th Sexy SEAL novel and it’s due at the end of the month (if anyone ever says writing a book in 7 weeks is easy, send them to me.  I want to know how they made it easy), plus the always fun but always hectic Romance Writers of America conference is next week so I’ve been trying to prep for that in my brief forays out of solitary confinement, cave-style.  question-mark

While I was out this weekend, someone asked me what I’d do if I were stranded on a desert island for an entire weekend.  I said sleep, of course.  Which is apparently a very boring answer, but what can I say?  The idea of an entire weekend of sleep is pretty seductive.  But that kicked off a fun discussion of What Would You Do…

I thought it’d be just as fun to play with all of you.

So here we go…

What would you do if you were stranded on a  desert island for one weekend?

MoneyWhat would you do if you had to perform in a talent show–tonight?

What would you do if you found an unclaimed $1000?

What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with your dream hottie?  (realistically -would you hit on him/her?  Would you be starstruck? Would you strike up a conversation?)

What would you do if you woke up in a Freaky Friday moment, where you’d switched lives for one day with the last person you spoke with?

I can’t wait to hear what you’d do!!! 

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  • Helen says:

    Is he coming ato visit me and my newest grandson Cooper ?

    Have Fun
    Helen

  • Jane says:

    Hello Tawny,
    I think I would spend the time on the deserted island scrounging for food and shelter.

    I’ll attempt some stand up comedy at the talent show.

    Probably put the money in the bank.

    I want to think I’ll be able to start a conversation with the hottie, but in reality I’ll be too tongue tied.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      LOL Jane, I was too tired to even think of food or shelter. Just sleep. You are much smarter!

      Oooh, I admire anyone who can do standup comedy. The quick wit is a gift!

      I can’t decide if I’d be tongue tied with Johnny or not… I probably would, but if the elevator was stuck for more than 3 minutes, I’m sure my tongue would unstick and then…. uhoh.

  • Helen says:

    Tawny

    I am glad you got out of the cave for a bit love the thought of a new Tawny book 🙂

    This is going to be fun

    What would you do if you were stranded on a desert island for one weekend?

    Rest and read I could do with some quiet me time

    What would you do if you had to perform in a talent show–tonight?

    Freak out LOL

    What would you do if you found an unclaimed $1000?

    Put it towards a holiday

    What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with your dream hottie? (realistically -would you hit on him/her? Would you be starstruck? Would you strike up a conversation?)

    I would probably be starstruck but try and strike up a conversation

    What would you do if you woke up in a Freaky Friday moment, where you’d switched lives for one day with the last person you spoke with?

    Depends who it was LOL but just stay locked up at home I am so not an adventurouse person 🙂

    My new grandson came into the world today Cooper weighing in at 3.4 kgs and 50 cm long he is a cutie I will post some pictures on facebook when I am allowed 🙂

    Have Fun
    Helen

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Hi Helen 🙂

      I’m thrilled to peek out of the cave, but will be kind of excited to climb back in, too. I had a major breakthrough on the story around 3am and wrote like crazy until I dropped. Always a good thing until I remembered that I had my niece overnight and she doesn’t believe in sleeping late LOL

      Oooh, I love your list! Sometimes I think a deserted island would be the only way to get any reading done LOL.

      ROFL at freaking out over the talent show. Oh yeah, me too.

      Where would you holiday?

      And awwwwww, big hugs again on your new grandson! Welcome Cooper!!

  • Amy Conley says:

    I’d lay in the Sun and play in the water until desk and then I read until dark and then I’d sleep.
    I have I have 0 talent so I guess I stand on the sage in silence.
    first I’d try to find out if it belongs to someone by going to the police who a have time limit. If it wasn’t claimed, then it was mine.
    I’d strike up a conversation for sure.
    I’d just go to heaven.
    I’ll be going to heaven.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      🙂 Your deserted island day sounds idyllic, Amy! A wonderful time, actually.

      LOL if I were on stage, I’d be the one standing silently next to you.

      In my imagined scenario, the $$ is free and clear, although that does always feel sticky, doesn’t it.

      Go you on striking up fun with your hottie! And on your destination.

      Big hugs!

  • Debbie Oxier says:

    If I was stranded on a desert island I would hope someone was with me. If not I would scout around first and see what I could find. Obviously food, water, and shelter would be a concern.

    For the talent show I could play piano.

    If I found the money, I would no doubt be tempted to keep it but since it could be marked I would most likely take it to the police.

    If I got stuck in an elevator I would first of all panic as I am very claustrophobic. Once my companion calmed me down, maybe with a kiss, I would strike up a conversation. I would want to know all about him.

    My Freaky Friday moment would depend on who it was with. It might prove interesting if it was a guy. You know, see how the other half really lives. Lol! If it was a woman, however, I would hope it was someone I would be interested in changing places with such as a movie star, an executive, maybe a journalist. Changing places with a fictional character might be fun too. What about Santa Claus?

    • Amy Conley says:

      Debbie, what great ideas for your “Freaky Friday” choices. Maybe I read it wrong, but I’ve been up for over 24 hours now, so I have a good excuse for misinterpreting anything. I thought Tawny said “the last person you talked too”.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      I want to be stranded with you or Jane, Debbie. You both had it together enough to scout food and shelter. Me, I crashed 😉

      Ooh, piano is a lovely talent.

      Marked money- I love how you think!

      and a calming kiss from your hottie? I REALLLLLLY love how you think!! Way to rock that elevator ride 😀

      Oooh, smart Freaky Friday ideas. I would so love to be Santa for a day. Maybe not Christmas Even *g* but another day would rock.

  • catslady says:

    1. Gets lots of reading in while relaxing on the shore with some margaritas served by a cabana boy of course and looking foreword to dessert.
    2. That’s a hard one I use to sing in a choir but that’s been many moons ago lol.
    3. Probably run down to the casino and try to win a jack pot lol. (I’d really probably pay bills but that’s boring). And of course buy some books.
    4. I would start a conversation.
    5. Since that would be my husband I would make my wife princess for the day 🙂

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Margaritas and dessert?

      I’d wake up and play on your island! It sounds like a great time 😉 And singing is such a great talent to share!

      LOL I’d probably pay bills, too, but I’d try to keep out a little for a totally frivolous fun treat. And yay you on chatting up your hottie!!

      Ooooh! Awesome Freaky Friday plan. Love it. Your husband would have a lot to live up to the next day *g*

  • Debbie says:

    Swim, work on a tan and read
    Perform at a talent show? I’d probably wet myself and have a heart attack, LOL.
    $1,000? I’d call the police, with my luck it was from a bank robbery and I would be arrested if I used it, LOL
    Elevator? Talk, chat if nothing else maybe we’d end up friends.
    Freaky Friday? Well, it would depend on who I switched with, hopefully someone that can do a talent show so that I don’t have to wet myself and have a heart attack, LOL.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      ROFL Debbie. If you don’t mind, I’m going to hang out with you on the island but will probably skip the talent show 😉 Unless, of course, the talent show is on Freaky Friday!!!

      Loved your response, I keep giggling!

  • LOL – What fun questions!
    1. I always have a journal with me, so I’d sleep, for sure, and write when awake. Probably start crafting a book about a woman trapped on a desert island,.. 🙂
    2. Stand up comedy, I think. Wouldn’t that be fun? Or I could rip a phone book in half but they’re getting hard to find these days.
    3. I’d bank it knowing I’d need it for travel expenses on author type stuff.
    4. Lord, I talk to complete strangers on the street – of course, I’d engage the complete hunk in a conversation – and then I’d give him my bookmarks 🙂
    5. The last person I’d have spoken to would most likely be my dh these days. LOL – everyone he knows would be amazed at how charming and talkative he was in that 24 hour period. 🙂

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Donna, if we have a Freaky Friday, can I switch with you for the day? I wish I could talk to complete strangers on the street and give them my bookmarks LOL. You are amazing!!

      I’m going to see if I have room in my suitcases for a phonebook. If I bring one to RWA, will you tear it in half for me? 😉

  • Tawny, there is an upside for all your fans in all this time you’re spending in the deadline cave. More books of yours to read! Yay!

    • Tawny Weber says:

      LOL thanks, Foanna. I feel like I’ve fallen off the face of the earth, so I hope they remember me when the book hits the shelves 😉

  • Becke says:

    What would you do if you were stranded on a desert island for one weekend?

    Explore the island, hiking, kayaking, swimming. As long as there are no bad critters, water, mild weather, snacks, and sunscreen. I’m not into pain.

    What would you do if you had to perform in a talent show–tonight?

    That would be a problem. I have no talents that anyone would want to witness.

    What would you do if you found an unclaimed $1000?

    Split it and deposit it in the grands’ accounts.

    What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with your dream hottie?

    Chat him up.

    What would you do if you woke up in a Freaky Friday moment, where you’d switched lives for one day with the last person you spoke with?

    Worry that Geezer brain had finally set in for good.

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Geezer brain?

      ROFL Becke!!! OMG that’s awesome. What a great term 😉

      And go you at rocking the desert island preparedness! I hear you on not being into pain. But that is so sweet that you’d split the money with your grands! You rock!

  • Shannon says:

    What would you do if you were stranded on a desert island for one weekend?

    Enjoy the beach. Read if my Kindle was with me.

    What would you do if you had to perform in a talent show–tonight?

    I’d go back to my 4-H days, and demonstrate how to make a chocolate milk shake or fondue.

    What would you do if you found an unclaimed $1000?

    Right now, pay for all my electronic needs. Computer, printer, TV, and DVR. I can’t believe it all died at about the same time.

    What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with your dream hottie? I’d be starstruck and tongue-tied. I cannot even bring myself to talk to the hottie at our pool.

    What would you do if you woke up in a Freaky Friday moment, where you’d switched lives for one day with the last person you spoke with?

    Right now the last people I would speak with would be either FedEx or technical support. Neither seems a good way to spend one’s life. I wonder if they have a good mental health facility for the poor computer desk person who has to answer, is it a metal tip or a plastic tip. Okay, you didn’t find it on the front of the computer, now check the back of the computer…

    • Tawny Weber says:

      Mmm, milkshake!! I vote for a talent show now, Shannon, because I’d love one!

      Hugs on the electronics mess. Ugh that it all went at the same time, that’s stress upon stress upon stress. It sounds like it’s stress for the tech support peeps, too LOL.

      Wouldn’t that be great if they did get good mental help, though. I definitely couldn’t do what they do 😉

      Good luck getting everything hooked back up 😉

  • Mozette says:

    My Dad? Would I switch lives with him?

    Yes, in a heartbeat… you see he’s been married since he was around 20 years old, never lived on his own, never had a disability, never been told he can’t work here or there (and had an employer told him that his application wasn’t accepted ‘just because’ even if he was qualified).

    He’s find out in a minute what it’s like to walk a mile in my shoes… to have to take medication on time every time, to sleep on your own each and every day, to cook with only what you can afford to buy (and not with what you think you can) and have no credit cards at your convenience. My Dad will find out what it’s like to be me… to have a very quiet sedate life in a townhouse, to have to do all the housework, gardening, laundry, work through the cleaning out of my place (without insulting the other me), realise I burn out fast, can’t have 3am curfews and can’t be out every single day doing whatever I want – and no, I can’t have alcohol either, so that means, no before-dinner scotch.

    My Dad is a man who doesn’t understand what my life is like. He sees me as his little girl, and not as an adult woman who is his daughter. Dad doesn’t see me as a person living on their own who is struggling with looking after their house, living their life and trying to find somebody to share my life with… and having men run away each time for no real reason, just because I’m independent… very real, not their Mother’s and not like their last girlfriend (and most of all not a slut they can hang with until something better comes along).

    If I had a Freaky Friday thing happen, I’d swap with my Dad… because his life is so easy to predict, I wouldn’t be in for any surprises. But seeing he doesn’t know anything about me, he’d be spun out about my life completely.