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What Would You Do?

This is the first of a series of blog posts I plan on doing called What Would You Do? In each post I will pose a question and ask you the reader to leave a comment telling me what you would do in the scenario. Some will be silly and fun while others will cause you to really dig deep and think about some really tough questions. Some of the posts will feature giveaways so make sure to sign up for e-mail alerts so you don’t miss out!

And now for our first scenario…

I’ve started watching the series 24 again (hooray for Netflix live streaming) and am enjoying it as much as I did the first time around. In season 2, CTU must find a nuclear bomb that is set to detonate in Los Angeles. Special Agent in charge George Mason is exposed to lethal amounts of plutonium while searching a warehouse belonging to a suspect. He is given as much as a week and as little as a day to live.

Talk about heavy!

He invites his son John to CTU headquarters and breaks theΒ  news. They never had a good relationship and yet at hearing that his father is dying and leaving him a small fortune, John breaks down in his father’s arms. Mason then shoves his son out of his office, telling him to get out of LA as it’s not safe, what with the nuclear bomb and all.

So my question to you is this: what would you do if you only had 24 hours to live? And there was no hope of a cure or of you getting better from whatever illness you have. Only 24 short hours. How would you spend each of those precious hours?

A random commenter will win a $25 Amazon giftcard, which can be used to purchase many cool things, oh say….books! *cough cough* And I just happen to have several out there and available for your reading pleasure.

So leave those comments for your chance to win the giftcard! πŸ˜€

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20 Comments on “What Would You Do?”

  1. John Hancock July 16, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Since I’d be dangerously radioactive myself at that point (something kind of overlooked in “24”), I’d avoid anyone else and go for a beautiful drive with lots of scenery

    • shayfabbro July 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

      I had wondered about that! I figured that guy would be setting off Geiger counters in Rhode Island πŸ˜‰

  2. nrlymrtl July 16, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    First, I would go to the store and get some great food for cooking, along with a few favorite junk food items, and some no-doze pills. I want to stay awake for these 24 hours. While cooking lots of incredibly good food, i would call some folks for a chat, leave notes for others, and listen to loud music. Then in between meals, there would be lots of hot loving with my man and maybe movies.

  3. Jen Seversen July 16, 2012 at 9:50 am #

    I think I’d gather my family around me and just be. We’d laugh and remember, and I would ask them to dream of the future a little, so I could be part of it, if only for a short while.

    • shayfabbro July 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm #

      I can totally see you doing that! And as a sort-of-sister-but-just-as-close I hope I could be there with ya πŸ˜€

  4. A.M. Donovan July 16, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    Family. I would gather my family, make a HUGE meal, serve it with some good wine and see if I could get it to turn into an Irish wake. Unless it was contagious, then I would isolate myself and spend the duration on speaker phone with my family.

    • shayfabbro July 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

      Sounds like a good way to spend a day!

  5. Gordon Bonnet (@TalesOfWhoa) July 16, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    Call everyone I loved that I wouldn’t have time to visit; see everyone else to say goodbye; listen to all of my favorite songs; take a bottle of my favorite scotch to Lucifer Falls (my favorite spot in the world), sit down under a big old hemlock tree, and get riproaring drunk, and have a good laugh in the face of Death.

    • shayfabbro July 16, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

      Bwahaha! When I first read that I thought it said Lucifer Balls…*facepalm* Well, it shouldn’t surprise anyone with the Booktrope crowd πŸ˜‰

      I’d join you for that drink and laugh right along with you!

      • jaggy227 July 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

        Yeah, that’s about right for the L&L… Lucifer Falls is this spectacular waterfall in Treman Park, only about ten miles from where I live. It’s absolutely stunning.

  6. Coleen Patrick July 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Cool blog topic!
    I would have to have family, laughter and great food!

  7. prudencemacleod July 16, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    I’d take my partner and our dogs out for a walk in the fields overlooking the ocean. I’d want to spend that day just hanging out with them, a chance to share a moment with them to tell them how much I love them all.

  8. dSavannah (@dSavannahCreate) July 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    If I could possibly infect my friends/family, I’d make them all find a way to video chat with me. Have a virtual party, and make it all about me – tell stories about how I inspired them, things I did that made them laugh or cry, how I made the world a better place (I hope). Then I’d tell each of them how important they are to me, and why. If not contagious, I’d buy everyone a plane ticket to join me a the beach, and we’d stay up all day/night and look at the stars and the sun and enjoy the wind and the ocean and pick up shells and run in the water and laugh and cry and tell those stories. And yeah, there’d be some drinking involved – after all – no hangover for me to worry about! πŸ˜‰

    • shayfabbro July 17, 2012 at 8:38 am #

      HAHA! That’s a good point!! πŸ˜€


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