At 1:30am last night, just as I was about to turn in to sleep, I heard the fire alarm go off in the building. This loud, clanging, annoying sound. I quickly put on some pants and headed outside, where I proceeded to spend an hour freezing my ass off while the fire department showed up and put out the fire (some braniac went to sleep with a candle burning and pretty much set her bathroom ablaze).
Interestingly enough, the very first thing I thought to bring with me was my camera. Not so much to save it (though that was part of it), but because I figured if I’m gonna be stuck outside in the cold at two in the a.m., I can at least get some decent pictures for my troubles. It was also a good excuse to test out the real world usefulness of ISO-3200. As you can see from the photo, it’s not half-bad.
I don’t know what I’d save if there were an actual fire threatening my stuff. I’d probably grab my external hard drive (with all my photos on it) and the pillow I’ve had since I was five years old. Everything else is more or less replaceable.