Today I listened to a How Stuff Works podcast entitled "How Cremation Works." A bit of a morbid topic, especially for a girl at a desk so far from the windows, but fascinating nonetheless. Also, keep in mind that I am very weird and intensely curious about everything. So, there you go.
Here are some interesting things one can do with your ashes:
1. Put them in a fireworks display. Pros: pretty awesome, and Hunter S. Thompson did it, and he is awesome. Cons: I am terrified of fireworks, so it would be kind of pointless (or maybe just too ironic?).
2. Have them crushed into a synthetic diamond. Pros: Wearable, inheritable. Cons: Until the Resurrection.
3. Have them mixed with ink or paint and made into a comic book or painting. Pros: It has the word "comic book" in it. Cons: What if the painting sucks? And of course you wouldn't want it to be a painting of YOU. That's just obnoxious.
4. Have them sent into space. Pros: Maybe your ashes would travel to an alien planet and they would be able to learn about humans or even bring you back to life! Cons: What if you just got a satellite all dusty?
This one is my most favorite of all:
5. There was this guy, an adventuring kind of guy who was there when they discovered the Titanic, who, when he died, told his family members and friends to take a teaspoon of his ashes with them whenever they travelled and scatter it somewhere cool. Pros: that is pretty much amazing. It's symbolic of your love for travel and adventure. It's a way for your loved ones to stay connected to you in a way that isn't too creepy (I guess it's a little creepy, but I think the awesome factor outweighs the creep factor). PLUS, when you get resurrected, the ashes will gather from ALL OVER THE WORLD like a superhero from a comic book. I just really like this idea so much.
I think I need to write a will, just in case.