the reason you exercise is to exorcise the extra size
from the book I'm currently reading----Proof by Dick Francis,
"...generosity well disguised by a cold demeanor. And the external manners,.....were not intentionally rude, but a thoughtless habit, the sort of behaviour one could inherit in ultra-reserved families."
(describes much of my own family)
I took this next one from fishducky's site, I think.
First Panel: what do we want?
Second Panel: better memory.
Third Panel: when do we want it?
Fourth Panel: want what?
from our Advertiser:
8 things to do with your body when you shuffle off this mortal coil
01. Make Like An Egyptian
American company Summum's Mummification of Transference will mummify your body and can even create a sculpted bronze sarcophagus to house it.
02. Baby, You're a Firework
Always fancied seeing your name in lights? While you might have missed that opportunity, there's always shooting your ashes into the sky. British company Heavens Above Fireworks will incorporate your cremation ashes into a pyrotechnic display.
03. The Write Stuff
An English designer is turning dead bodies into pencils. Each body can make 240 pencils. A great way to leave your mark.
04. Human DNA Trees
Instead of a graveyard full of headstones, imagine one full of growing trees, each containing the DNA of a dead person. Biopresence does something only science geeks would undertand that makes it possible to bind human DNA with that of a tree.
05. Become an Exhibit.
Don't let death hinder your desire to travel. Donate your body to touring exhibition Body Worlds, which will plastinate your remains, preserving them permanently.
06. Like Sands through the Hourglass.
In the Light Urns can turn your earthly remains into an hourglass.
07. For The Record.
Music (and pun) lovers can have their ashes pressed into a vinyl record at And Vinyly.
08. Self Portrait.
Forget those portraits that look like they are watching you. Memories from Ashes will create a portrait of you, using your cremated ashes mixed in with the paint.
(article written by Elisa Black)
I've already filled out forms to leave my body to the teaching hospital here, but if I hadn't and had the option of any of the above choices, I'd be a tree.
What would you choose?
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