7 thoughts on “Vote! Vote! Vote! Like a baby stoat! Stoat! Stoat!

  1. Justin March 13, 2010 / 4:18 am

    When I was living in Seattle, I found a book in a used bookstore titled “The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca”. It was a short guide for cops to know what to look for when investigating crimes involving Wiccans. The tone was crimes against Wiccans and the like, not Wiccans committing crimes.

    I occasionally used it as a conversation piece. I would read it at a diner and people would do double takes when they read the title. It started a few conversations with some cute waitresses.

    • Meaghan March 13, 2010 / 5:48 am

      When Percy Shelley died, his wife Mary kept his heart in a jar on her desk for the rest of her life. I think THAT would be a great conversation piece.

      A book I read about this in pointed out that Percy’s heart was pulled out of the cremation fire with a pair of tongs and the person who did it was not a trained anatomist, so there’s a good chance it wasn’t his heart after all but perhaps a piece of his liver. Somehow that doesn’t seem nearly as romantic though.

      • Sara March 13, 2010 / 2:54 pm

        That is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard.

        My mom informed us after my dad died that she wanted us to have his ashes turned into synthetic diamonds. (Yes, people actually do this.) My sister and I were horrified and convinced her not to do it. All I could think of was what would happen if she dropped the necklace or ring down the sink, or if it got stolen– “Yes, officer, I need to report the theft of my necklace and my husband. No, the necklace was my husband.”

      • Justin March 13, 2010 / 3:16 pm

        I’ve heard about that. I don’t think I could wear a “life” diamond made from a loved one. I wouldn’t have a problem wearing one made from an enemy, but not a loved one.

        People do the same thing from the ashes of a beloved pet. Few things scream to me as loudly that this person has no life than that.

  2. forthelost March 13, 2010 / 8:37 pm

    I know that book with the odd title, never have read it though. It’s by Jonathan’s favorite author (which is why I know it).

    • Meaghan March 13, 2010 / 10:34 pm

      It was all right. I wasn’t inspired to rush out and go read the rest of the series, but it was an enjoyable book.

  3. Humbled_Observer March 13, 2010 / 9:39 pm

    I once worked with a young woman whose mom was killed in a car accident.

    She had her moms thumbprint made into a necklace charm, like the thumbprint was somehow engraved onto it. you couldn’t really tell what it was unless you saw it upclose.

    I’d never seen or heard of anything like that before, but I love the idea.

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