Thursday, May 21, 2009

Last Post

Do you have a "last post" somewhere in your draft file?

(What am I saying? You people don't even have draft files!)

Over the past couple of weeks I've happened across 3 different "last posts" from bloggers who have died, and someone posted their previously written "last post" for them on their blog. They're sad, but incredibly interesting.

So I decided it wasn't a bad idea, and I started working on my "last post". You know, in case I die soon --the most likely cause this week being sugar overload from graduation cakes. (Why does every event have to be celebrated with food? And why do I feel like I have to eat it? And when's the salad holiday???)


Let's just hope I don't die anytime soon, because so far my last post is pretty lame.
Even lamer than this one.

And I think we can all agree that that would be a horrible way to remember me.

28 comments:

Karen said...

Uh oh...I better check and see what my last blog post IS in my folder...it might not be something I want posted posthumously!

Dave said...

I've never heard of this last post thing. you're saying that someone writes a post with the intent of it being published after they die?

and if you don't celebrate with food, how are you gonna celebrate?

bubble wrap?

(wait a minute, i may have something here)

Millie said...

Interesting! How do they publish it? Do they just guess on when they're going to die?

JustRandi said...

Maybe! OR they give someone their password and instructions on where it is.

Probably it's in the will.
;)

Dave said...

you could set it to publish like a week in the future, and then each week set it to the next week.

Just don't forget. that would really freak some people out.

Paul said...

I went on a date with a girl who told me she was obsessive about always having clean underwear on, in case she died suddenly.

Because, you know, why else would you worry about wearing clean underwear? It's because after you die, you wouldn't want to be embarrassed by your smelly underpants, and stuff.

For the record, there wasn't a second date.

Paul said...

Oh, and one more thing. Did any of you see this? http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/05/18/death.online/index.html?iref=newssearch

God bless the land of opportunity!

Dave said...

YAY GOOGLE READER!!

Kristina P. said...

Wow, I had no idea. I don't have one. I think it might be bad karma.

Lauren said...

That's super sad! I think I might do mine...for fun? Is that the word I should use?

mormonhermitmom said...

Hey get off this morbid hearse! No one is going to die today. NO ONE! at least no one I know.

Rebecca Talley said...

Yeah, I'd like to know when there will be the celebration salads instead of cakes--maybe we can start a new revolution?

Tay said...

Last posts are LAME. I understand that people gotta move on sometimes, but I wish they didn't make me so sad inside.

And please don't die. There's been enough of that this last week, thankyouverymuch.

No Cool Story said...

First I thought you meant "last post" as in the one you write when you quit blogging (I have written mine!)

I don't think I'll write my R.I.P. post, or maybe it could be really short: "K bai"

Barbaloot said...

Okay-it was sad just thinking about a last post. Um...I vote you never do one of those!

Stacey said...

Paul and NCS's comments made me chuckle.

I know I should choose some profound words for my last post,but I think I'll just tell everyone what I really think of them.

Melissa Bastow said...

I'm going will someone to PRETEND to be me.....I wouldn't want to disappoint my 4 readers with a premature death.

happy mommy said...

Huh. If you're going to talk about dead people, you really should provide links.

We live people don't have all day to be googling. Well, maybe we do...but that's not the point.

Sue said...

Bloggers die?

Vern said...

I feel compelled to make a request - can you please promise me that if you are ever in a position of having to write a "last post", that it not include the words "salad holiday" ANYWHERE?

Heather said...

I've never heard of a last post... but that's way too much work anyway. If I die you just may never know.

the MomBabe said...

WTH? Obviously, it has to be an expected sort of a death. Otherwise, that's creepy.

goddessdivine said...

So it's kinda like writing your own obituary. Maybe you could write about how wonderful you are, and claim the author of that post is your husband or a child or something.

People are just going to have to figure out that I've kicked the bucket. I'm not going to make an announcement on the web.

Melissa said...

Hmm... a last post? What an interesting, yet rather morbid concept. I suppose that since we all will eventually die, then it's not such a bad idea... I guess. In a kind of sick and twisted sort of way.

As for celebrating everything with food... I celebrate EVERY DAY with food! Who needs a special occassion to eat cake? I buy one just because it's a Monday or whatever. Who needs an occassion? :)

Yvonne said...

I'd like to think I'd be updating that last post quite often.

Everything we do revolves around food--hence the extra 5 or 7 pounds I'm packing around right now.

Lee said...

That's pretty depressing actually....

Nancy Face said...

Lauren has access to my blog...I bet she'd write an AWESOME last post for me if I kicked the bucket! :D

Stephanette said...

I thought of this as we drove home in a torrential downpour and some guy hydroplaned toward me while trying to pass.

I hope Cajun Man would do me justice.

Or maybe I should just go ahead and write one.