September 8, 2009
When will you die?
I haven't done it... seems like tempting fate to me... and one of my friends is already facing her mortality with a large bowel mass and secondaries - It is hard to feel frivolous about it.
But so many of my facebook friends have done it and they get little answers like...
"xxx"just found out the Death's Time:
Date: February 4 of 2015 at 5:28 am.
Cause: Collapsed at gym after exercising
Age: 25 years old
or "yyy" just found out the Death's Time:
Date: May 4 of 2018 at 5:47 am.
Cause: Electrocuted while on an electrical pole during earthquake
Age: 40 years old
The general comments range from - me at the gym??? or I would never be up that early....
or - as I had a little laugh about hers with one of the students at last nights evening class, she is pretty sure she can avoid riding a motorcycle dressed as Elvis... so should be safe.
So, because of an early dinner before class, and visiting a friend on the way home, I found myself peckish when I got home at 11pm... unwisely snacking before bedtime. Sure enough, heartburn in the wee hours of the morning; duly found an antacid tablet, and subsided back to the warmth of the bed... where I managed to inhale the crumbs. The coughing grew worse... my chest hurt. I was racked with them... I staggered to the bathroom. I tried to call my partners' name ... no breath; no voice. Damn... forgot that was an issue! As I tried drinking water from the scungy tooth mug, trying not to pee with each paroxysm, I realised that I should have done the damned facebook test as I could already fill in the gaps.
Date: 7th September of 2009 at 3.45 am
Cause: Naked in own bathroom, choking and vomiting in sink...
Age: well thats my business but far too young...
But I would never be up that early... Yeah right!