Five Things in a Box

Blue Velvet

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You and I, we've never met before, but next week we will be meeting in person for the very first time... but before we meet, you send me a box.

With only five things in it.

These five things tell me everything about you. The box is as big as you like, from a small shoebox right up to one the size of a house, but it only contains five things. Things to look at, to smell, to touch, to taste... even to listen to.

When I open the box, what do I see?
 

rdowns

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Cool thread. Ill need to give this more thought but this would definitely be one of my items. :D
 

xUKHCx

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I'd just get in the box as why bother waiting a week.

OR

Chocolate orange bar, hell I might even stretch to a whole chocolate orange.

My dog and if we could have a divider in the box I'd also put my girlfriend's cats and even her.

That is my five taken up.

If I am not allowed livestock:

Switch my girlfriend for a Liverpool shirt
Cats for iPhone loaded with music but predominately for Leftöver Crack and decent headphones.
Dog for Sheep boxer shorts.
 

skunk

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a Golden Rule, of course: philosophical, practical, culturally inclusive.

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a reference to history, man's inhumanity to man, the work ethic, ironic or otherwise.

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a nod to my naturist proclivities dislike for restrictive conventional uniform.

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my favourite music, by an outcast and outsider.

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you can do so much with a claw hammer...

All enclosed in a Lindauer Rosé box... :)
 

Thomas Veil

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A Mighty Mouse; a postcard from Obama thanking me for the donation; something in the nature of satire (a Daily Show DVD, for example); a picture of my wife, kids & grandkids; and some snu.
 

rdowns

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A Mighty Mouse; a postcard from Obama thanking me for the donation; something in the nature of satire (a Daily Show DVD, for example); a picture of my wife, kids & grandkids; and some snu.
What's, nah, not going there. :D
 

GoCubsGo

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Me, a taco, and a 2-liter bottle of diet coke pre-mixed with rum, my yellow blankey, and a camera.

It tells you that I like to eat, drink, my blankey is a part of me, and my hobby. Anything else you need to know you can just ask me because I'll be there too. :) If I cannot put "me" in the box then you get Ball Licker™ because I am mad that I woke up and stepped in his puke this morning. :mad:
 

anjinha

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Can I just put me in the box and meet you in London? :p

Now for real, I have to think a little bit about the five things I would put in the box. Interesting question. :)
 

Blue Velvet

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Does a firearm with bullets count as one item or are the magazine and projectiles counted as multiple?;)

Loaded firearm (forget safety) counts as one object.

I'll respond to others and divulge my five things later in the thread. I like the thought that people have put into it so far. :)
 

brad.c

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Can I just put me in the box and meet you in London? :p
^^ Win!

From me:
1. a Mac Pro box, which when opened would contain:
2. an iMac box, which when opened would contain:
3. a MacBook Pro box, which when opened would contain:
4. an iPhone box, which when opened would contain:
5. a note, that says "A box containing anjinhamarota was delivered to me by mistake. I'm keeping her. :p"
 

Tilpots

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Hope you're not meeting Justin Timberlake or Andy Samberg. Unless you're into that kind of thing...:D

1. Pic of my wife and daughter.
2. Sky Ball.
3. Flip Mino HD
4. Machiavelli's The Prince.
5. An Apple minus a bite on the right side.

It's a small box. Should overnight it so the fruit doesn't rot...
 

Consultant

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Thinking about this makes my head explode.

Does a firearm with bullets count as one item or are the magazine and projectiles counted as multiple?;)
You probably want to include a suitcase of cash, and a note too =p

Wait a second, is one wad of cash one item?

Loaded firearm (forget safety) counts as one object.

I'll respond to others and divulge my five things later in the thread. I like the thought that people have put into it so far. :)
It can be loaded, as long as the bullet is not chambered, it can be shipped safely.
 

dmr727

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1) A picture of my wife giving me a big hug while I'm at work. There's a funny story to go along with this (which I can't share here) but I'd write it on the back.
2) A bottle of Shiner Bock.
3) A Macintosh IIcx.
4) A Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers CD. (of course I could make a mix CD, but I think it's more fun to think of one album)
5) A palm tree.
 

0098386

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1. A CD with my oldest and newest games. Cut the middle. The early years represent the raw design I had as a kid, and the new ones the more refined and tuned design
2. Comfy shoes
3. A bottle of Volvic
4. Some nuts (sorry if you have an allergy)
5. A bus ticket
 

Sideonecincy

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I like this thread.

1) A can of coke
2) One of my dogs
3) iPod
4) A book of whatever I am focusing on at the time.
5) A photograph
 

CaptMurdock

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Interesting idea here.

  1. My iPod filled with songs from various artists, genres, etc.
  2. A Star Trek DVD
  3. A picture of my wife and sons from our Nevada vacation, looking for the "Little A'Lee'Inn"
  4. A bag of Bugles
  5. A USB drive filled with my docs, journals and file gleaned from a thousand web pages
 

harperjones99

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1. A ticket to take a time machine ride to view my life first hand.
2. A ticket to take a second time machine ride to undo the paradoxes you created on the first trip.
3. A ticket to take a time mach......oh forget it...it sounded cool when I first imagined it :D
 

Eraserhead

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This is surprisingly difficult to answer which probably says a lot about my confusion about who I really am.

1. An iPod touch - I know its an Apple product but I do like technology, with my favourite music on.
2. An EZ Link pass to symbolise travel and technology.
3. My passport.
4. A copy of the Economist, I like their generally no-******** approach to the world.
5. An alcoholic beverage - I am British after all :p.
 

harperjones99

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Me, a taco, and a 2-liter bottle of diet coke pre-mixed with rum, my yellow blankey, and a camera.

It tells you that I like to eat, drink, my blankey is a part of me, and my hobby. Anything else you need to know you can just ask me because I'll be there too. :) If I cannot put "me" in the box then you get Ball Licker™ because I am mad that I woke up and stepped in his puke this morning. :mad:
I thought for a second you called your vomiting BF/husband "Ball Licker" until I I noticed your photo and was thinking "what an interesting nickname" :D
 

No1451

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1) An orange peel, minus the orange
2) A little jade turtle
3) A notebook covered in swears and vulgarity
4) An old 64mb ddr module
5) A single white sock
 

Iscariot

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you can do so much with a claw hammer
I would put a hammer in my box as well, as a metaphor for the value of mastering a single, versatile tool instead of being merely acquainted with a vast tool shed. We actually have a saying at the gym for newer trainers about "getting a hammer" instead of worrying about understanding a million different techniques. The "hammer" is anatomy and human physiology (structure and function).
 
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