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Just in Case

You know, just in case.
If something happens - for the record, I want a viking funeral.
Put me in a boat with my manuscripts and an M-16, and put it out to sea at Venice Beach, and burn it.
Have a big old party on the beach, afterwards. Well, I hope a big ol' party, that would depend entirely on how many people show up - over which I will have no control when it comes time for it.
Give my stuff to my friends that need or want it - and my money and other assets to my sisters. Family treasures to them as well.
And please, someone take care of my cat.


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Dec. 11th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
You are officially frightening me.

Dec. 11th, 2006 10:27 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine - a perfectly healthy, alive, fit, super-active person just keeled over dead, without warning.

That's all that's on my mind - random chance.
Dec. 11th, 2006 11:04 pm (UTC)
Sugar, if anything, god forbid, ever happens to you, I will personally take care of your cat. Despite being allergic to them.

Likewise, if anything happens to me, take care of my turtles, please?
Dec. 11th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
I loves me some turtles. Gladly.
Dec. 11th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)

I will do nothing of the sort and you can now stop talking like this.

Dec. 11th, 2006 11:27 pm (UTC)
Please don't obsess about it. If you want to be practical, do the following:

- Pick up something like this: http://www.wishingfish.com/lifedoc.html and fill it out. Use a regular binder if you like. All important documents have notarized copies in this, with originals in a safe deposit box. In that binder, list the safe deposit box. Also list your e-mail and lj handles, and passwords, so that your executor can easily get a hold of people. A copy of your cell phone list is good too.
- Do a will and advance medical directive. Get the kits from Staples if need be, or get a lawyer to draw them up. Include provisions for the cat in your estate disposition. Designate the "family heirlooms" with descriptions so people know what they look like.
- Go to the doc and get a complete physical. Take care of yourself.

I don't mean to be morbid, but these are things I've had to consider what with RC being out to sea frequently.
Dec. 11th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
I'll see what I can do about getting the license(s) for a Viking funeral off of Venice. Might be more feasible in international waters.

You might want to identify which things are 'family treasures' to be sent to your sisters. I can think of one (that horn).
Dec. 12th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
When Erik passed away, I went through much of the same thing. I am finding it very difficult to face mortality some days. I know some folks may think it morbid or be concerned about this sort of thinking... I'm quite convinced however that it is natural to go through this sort of thought... and as long as it's not obsesed with, probably a fairly healthy way to grieve.

We are not immortal, no matter how much we may wish it.

Death does not discriminate between young and old; healthy or ill. And, while some may look for "Reason" often we never find it... if it even exists.

I am very sorry for the loss of everyone who knew Star. From what I have read in all the journals, she must have been a wonderful woman and I regret never having the opportunity to know her. *HUG*
Dec. 12th, 2006 01:35 am (UTC)
Put me in a boat with my manuscripts and an M-16, and put it out to sea at Venice Beach, and burn it.

at least you're living in the one densely-populated area that could probably get away with that without a second look.

*hug* sorry you're having such a hard several days.
Dec. 12th, 2006 03:27 am (UTC)
You have gotten some excellent advice from pouncykitten. Listen to it. My advice is set it up and find a lawyer who will notorize it and look at it to make sure none of your wishes can not be carried out, or contested.

*hugs* If nothing else, have freinds send the cat to me in Canada.
Dec. 12th, 2006 04:10 am (UTC)
Look, dumbass, you can't pass to the great beyond until we co-write the greatest sci-fi/fantasy/intrigue/ epic series of all time.

Dec. 12th, 2006 04:10 pm (UTC)
Anyway, this was more along the lines of feeling mortal and taking precautions ... certainly not a cry for help!

(my cries for help generally sound something more like "my penis ain't gonna suck itself, is it?")
Dec. 12th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
Now that's the hottie I like to hear
Happy to hear that this has affected you in a positive way. And I'm sure that isn't a cry of help you have to utter very often. =P But in all seriousness, all of that is the reason why the second I had the authority to do so, I did the following: 1.) I wrote for myself my own life insurance policy (to make sure I have the damn good funeral I want and, since I'm not married, that my parents don't end up paying my student loans and credit card bills which would allow them to see all the fun play things I buy). 2.) I arranged my living trust with a will written in it, and had it notarized. For gods forbid that the people who think that they'd be responsible for all my assets and debts (those 2 people who call themselves my parents) try to decide who would get my costumes and cool stuff.
So thinking about this stuff is not morbid. It's just plain necessary.
Dec. 12th, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Now that's the hottie I like to hear
You're right - I'm far too much a gentleman to make such a cry for help outloud. Instead, a meaningful glance at the crotch usually suffices, and is so much more elegant.
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry about Star; from her journals she seemed awesome. I am sure she was.
You never know when you are going to go but there is some comfort in that at least she didn’t suffer months and months of a long painful illness. I lost my best friend to cancer when we were 23, my son lost his best friend to leukemia at 10 both were long and terrible for them. It is harder on us but I think it really is better for them for it to be quick. I hope to live a long time but when that time is up, I hope it is fast and doesn’t involve major property damage and others dying. (my secret fear of dying in a multi car accident).
I wish I could make you feel better but your friends hear have given you excellent advice. And I think it is good to make a plan "just in case", it shows thoughtfulness to your loved ones. It is bad enough that they have to lose a loved one without having to deal with the mess of who gets what and who is going to sort through the financial responsibilities and getting licenses to have Viking funerals in public areas... Do you know of any funeral homes that specializes in that?.

Hugs. You will get through all this, I promise. If you need a friend, we are all hear for you. <3
Dec. 13th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
You know, I hope to die when I am really old - and smothered by a luscious pair of boobies.
Dec. 13th, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
If you start up your own “gentlemen’s magazine” like Heff, that will be guarantied! And although the boobies will be fake; they will be sure to be spectacular! :)
Hey, if you do become the next Heff, I have a great idea and name for the magazine! Pirate Booty! All about adventurous, free spirited, naked hot chicks. :)
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