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19 January 2004 @ 09:06 pm
Here's a short meme, yoinked from alsie, very_verydanger, and like seven thousand other people.

I'm supposed to bold the places that I've lived, and italicize the ones that I've visited, right? Mrrr now let's see if I remember them all. ^^;

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin/ Wyoming / District of Columbia

(that last one's not a state.. O_o.. well at least they didn't call it Washington... it's extremely offensive to native Washington residents to visit the east coast and tell people you're from Washington and have them automatically assume it's DC X_x.. Extremely offensive. Hello! I wouldn't say Washington if I didn't mean Washington... Idiots. Yes this happened to my whole family and yes we were all offended. Bush lives in DC.. eww like we'd want to be associated with that)

And.. I yoinked this from very_verydanger

Suicide: The Permanent Solution To A Temporary Problem

Ask the 25-year-old who tried to electricute himself. He lived. But both his arms are gone.

What about jumping? Ask John. He used to be intelligent, with an engaging sense of humor. That was before he leapt from a building. Now, he's brain-damaged and will always need care. He staggers and has seizures. He lives in a fog. But, worst of all, he KNOWS he used to be normal.

What about pills? Ask the 12-year-old with extensive liver damage from an overdose. Have you ever seen anyone die of liver damage? You turn yellow. It's a hard way to go.

What about a gun? Ask the 24-year-old who shot himself in the head. Now he drags one leg, has a useless arm and has no vision or hearing on one side. He lived through his "foolproof" suicide. You might too.

But... Who will clean your blood off the carpet or scrape your brains from the ceiling? Commercial cleaning companies may refuse that job--but SOMEONE has to do it.

Who will have to cut you down from where you hung yourself or identify your bloated body after you've drowned? Your father? Your mother? Your wife? Your son?

The carefully worded "loving" suicide note is of no help. Those who loved you will NEVER completely recover. They'll feel regret and an unending pain.

Suicide is contagious. Look around your family. Look closely at the 4 year old playing with his cars on the rug. Kill yourself tonight, and he may do it ten years from now.

You DO have other choices. There are people who can help you through this crisis. Call a hotline. Call a friend. Call your minister or priest. Call a doctor or hospital. Call the police. They will tell you that there's hope. Maybe you'll find it in the mail tomorrow. Or in a phone call this weekend. But what you're seeking could be just a minute, a month, or a day away.

You say you don't want to be stopped? Still want to do it? -Well, then, I may see you in the psychiatric ward later. And we'll work with whatever you have left.

Remember: Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.


Think again, kiddies.
+ tempus . perdo . omnia +littletrowa on January 19th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a lot of places you've been through/visited! *petpets* Busy girl, aren't cha?

*petpets* And I didn't live in WA long, but I agree with that, I remember telling people I was from WA and having them assume it was DC and getting annoyed, and hearing other people speak of that... *twitch* Especially since DC isn't a state, like you said, more like a city.. Meh. May fill this out, still pondering..;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 19th, 2004 10:11 pm (UTC)
*snuggles* Yeah, it was really annoying.. ^^;

And XD My family actually drove across the country once on a road trip.. that's where most of those come from. XD It's actually my goal to visit every state and do something fun in all of them someday! ^__^ I'd love to take a cross-country road trip!!! ^^
+ tempus . perdo . omnia +littletrowa on January 28th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)
... You're so cute. I'd love to tag along!! *squee* XD
Patricktallanvor on January 20th, 2004 04:55 am (UTC)
Yeah! Stupid DC people claiming they're from Washington. Please.
very_verydanger on January 20th, 2004 07:27 pm (UTC)
Bush lives in DC.. eww like we'd want to be associated with that)

Try having to admit that Dean's been your governor for years, that you've met the man multiple times, and that you live in Vermont. Dayum.
Bendark_ben on January 20th, 2004 09:38 pm (UTC)
Gah. I hate having to tack on "State" behind "Washington" every time I tell people where I'm from. You'd think the lack of nasal accent would give it away, or maybe the fact that I pronounce the letter "R" in my speech.

You have to wonder if there isn't a list of stupid questions to ask people when you find out where they are from. Washington gets "Oh, DC?" Arizona gets "Isn't it hot there?"...I'm sure there's at least one pet peeve question per state, but I don't know them all. ^^;;