Question of the Week: What is the one thing you cannot live without?

Nov. 28, 2011

Each week during the 2011 season, will ask each member of the University of Michigan volleyball team the same question as the "Question of the Week."

Week 15: What is the one thing you cannot live without?

Olivia Reed -- I would say people because I like to be social. Being stuck on an island by myself would be my worst nightmare. I would be like Tom Hanks in "Castaway" and have a Wilson the volleyball so I feel like I have a friend.

Michelle McMahon -- One thing I could not live without is the Internet. I went a month without it at the beginning of the school year and felt so disconnected from the world. It was also a struggle to get schoolwork done without it; it's crazy to think about how much society depends on technology now.

Lauren Teknipp -- I cannot live without my cell phone. If I didn't have my phone I would feel completely disconnected from everyone and everything. My phone is especially important during Christmas time because walking to class I can listen to Christmas music on the way to classes!

Karlee Bruck -- I am going to have to go with my pump...for obvious reasons!

Alex Hunt - I can't live without my planner. It is extremely organized and color coded. It has all of the due dates for my assignments, exam dates and meetings. If I don't have it with me, I feel lost.

Catherine Yager -- One thing I cannot live without is music! I listen to music whenever possible. I would say that probably 70 percent of my day includes music. It is mostly country because it's perfect for any mood you are in.

Sloane Donhoff -- Sadly, I cannot live without my phone! It does, internet, has my entire schedule on it so I never forget appointments, meeting, it's my GPS system, and of course is the way that I keep in touch with everyone - especially my family and friends.

Ally Sabol -- One thing I have recently realized I can't live without is my computer. My friend has been borrowing it for a couple days and since our TV is stuck on one channel because we lost the remote there has not been much to do at my house. I've probably been a lot more needy and annoying to my roommates Lexi Erwin and Jen Cross lately. I'm sure they will be happy when I get my computer back too!

Lexi Erwin -- I cannot live without sweets! Ask Ally Sabol, I am always the go-to person if our house wants to get dessert; I will never turn it down! I try giving it up for Lent, but it has been too hard. Maybe this could be the year!

Molly Toon -- I cannot live without my favorite pair of lululemon pants because, otherwise, I would have no idea what to wear everyday!

Brittany Lee -- I cannot live without my iPod. I love music and it is a vacation for my mind.

Claire McElheny -- There are two things I can't live without, one tangible and one intangible. I couldn't live without humor -- not that I am that funny (although Karlee Bruck may beg to differ), but laughter is the best medicine! I also could not live without my contacts because I am practically blind and can barely see my own hand in front of my face without them.

Lexi Dannemiller -- One thing I can't live without is my phone. I have an iPhone and could never to go back to a non-smartphone because I use it for EVERYTHING! Whenever I need to look something up or have a question, I get right on Google from my phone instantly. If my phone dies or I misplace it, I freak out a little bit. It actually happens more frequently than I would like!

Jennifer Cross -- The thing I cannot live without is my mum. She has always done so much for me and has spent countless hours in hockey arenas, soccer fields and volleyball gyms. She is a talker, so if you don't have at least 15 minutes, do not start up a conversation or she will never let you leave!

Previous Weeks
Nov. 21 | Nov. 14 | Nov. 7 | Oct. 31 | Oct. 24 | Oct. 17 | Oct. 10 | Oct. 3 | Sept. 26 | Sept. 19 | Sept. 12 | Sept. 5 | Aug. 29 | Aug. 23

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