After verifying that I'm not allowed to shove Clayton and Joey into my box (giggity!), here is the list of 5 items I absolutely could not live without in my survival box.
1.) Chap stick. Applying lip balm is a compulsion for me. I keep a tube of Chap Stick (though preferably Burt's Bees) in every purse I own, in my office, in my car and in most rooms of my house. Most women conclude their daily grooming ritual with a spritz of perfume or body splash. I don't feel put together until I've smeared balm across my smackers. A few hours without it and my lips feel like the Sahara Desert. Side bonus: I have super soft lips. Seriously, you should make out with me sometime. But ask my husband first.
2.) Salt n' Vinegar potato chips. I am ride or die about salt n' vinegar chips. My mom and sister love them, too. If my mom buys a bag for a family get-together, they're gone in an hour. The very idea of salt n' vinegar chips makes Clayton gag (and he will oftentimes deny me kisses if I have recently partaken in them), so having a deserted island all to myself where I can munch and crunch and have all of the bad breath I want sounds amazing.
3.) Netflix Instant Watch. I like to be within arm's reach of Dunder Miflin or the Pawnee Parks and Rec department at all times. I have Netflix streaming to my cell phone, Kindle, laptop and Clayton's Xbox. Watching Family Guy on my phone calms me down when I have a panic attack in the middle of the night. I could survive without cable juuuuuuuuuuuuust fine if I had my Netflix.
4.) Sweatpants. When I get home from work, the pants come right off. If I had to choose just one item off of this as my absolute number one must-have, it would be sweatpants. I don't know what I would do without the comfort of baggy legs and an elastic waistband. Skinny days, fat days, I always feel amazing in the pants of sweat. That last bit of phrasing didn't come out as poetically as I had hoped.
5.) Books. I mean, duh. I may be obsessed with my shows on Netflix, but I am a bookworm first and foremost. Sometimes I have to dial back the amount of reading I do because once I get into a book, you won't hear from me until it's finished. Like most things I love in life, I binge and devour books all at once. Now, if you made me pick only ONE book for my survival box, I'd probably throw out the other 4 things and just take 5 books.
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