I seriously freaked out my dad just now

Dad called and I told him I was in Paris, and that Francois Hollande himself had asked me to come and help the relief efforts, find the people who are still missing in the aftermath of the terrible terrorist attacks. I told him how excited I was about being here and that I planned to stay as long as was needed to find all the missing. Oh, and that I’d quit taking my medication weeks ago.

Dad was just totally silent. The thing is, jaunting off to Paris because you think their president wants you to help with a matter of national importance IS┬áthe kind of thing a person with bipolar disorder might do during a manic phase, especially if they’d stopped taking their medication. They can have very poor judgement and delusions of grandeur. Dad knows this.

I read about one guy who was bipolar and he flew from the UK to the US on a whim to play tennis. He brought literally nothing with him except his tennis racket. He didn’t tell his American relatives he was coming; he just called from the airport and said “I just got here, come and get me, I have to play tennis immediately.” Needless to say, he wound up in a psychiatric hospital.

I finally had mercy on my father and told him I was kidding. God only knows what he would have done if I really HAD been in Paris. I think he would have figured the joke out on his own, though, after a few minutes once he remembered that

A) My passport is expired

B) I think they closed the borders anyway.

Make-a-List Monday: Cases updated ten or more times

This is a list of cases that have been updated a minimum of ten times (including the time they were added) in the site’s history.

Updated 10 times:

  1. Heidi Marie Allen
  2. Maria Florence Anjiras
  3. Lucely Aramburo
  4. Acacia Patience Bishop
  5. Helen Marie Voorhees Brach
  6. Elizabeth Ann Campbell
  7. Kyle Wade Clinkscales
  8. Annalycia Maria Cruz
  9. Michaela Joy Garecht
  10. Coral Pearl Hall
  11. Charles Arlin Leon Henderson
  12. Mark Joseph Himebaugh
  13. Donna Haghighat Jou
  14. Randy Wayne Leach
  15. Carol Jeanne Lubahn
  16. Ashley Renee Martinez
  17. Becky Marie Marzo
  18. Kevin Lamont McClam
  19. Cayce Lynn McDaniel
  20. Dean Marie Peters
  21. Kristina Marie Tournai Sandoval
  22. Kathrynn Sholly Seelfeldt
  23. Heather Danyelle Teague
  24. Cherita Janice Thomas
  25. Alissa Marie Turney
  26. Robert James Wykel
  27. Michelle Angela Yarnell

Updated 11 times:

  1. Patrick Kennedy Alford Jr.
  2. Michele Anne Harris
  3. Craig Allen Frear
  4. Amanda Dawn Gallion
  5. Samantha Michelle Kibalo
  6. Kimberly Bumbalough Mimmovich
  7. Clinton Devon Nelson
  8. Zebb Wayne Quinn

Updated 12 times:

  1. Donald Leo Dietz
  2. Teekah Latres Lewis
  3. Peter J. Kema Jr.
  4. Kimberly Ann Moreau
  5. Janice Kathryn Pockett
  6. Tiffany Louise Sessions

Updated 13 times:

  1. Angela Marie Hammond
  2. Robert Marcos Romero
  3. Aarone Thompson
  4. Jeanette Louise Zapata

Updated 15 times:

  1. Susan Marie Powell

Updated 17 times:

  1. Janet Gail Levine March

Updated 18 times:

  1. Rilya Shenise Wilson

Updated 23 times:

  1. Kiplyn Davis