Jul. 30th, 2002

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....keeps the sadness away.

These are the first images from my trip home that I've had time to play with or even just unleash onto the world.
This one is the one above, undoctored. This one is my favorite. (I like the non-Photoshop version just as much, unfortunately I forgot to bring it with me to work. The color version of this one is nice too, again...forgot. It's very, very green though. I'll put it up later. I just slapped a filter on this one and messed with the brightness/contrast a bit. And now for some color. And another cemetery shot. One more for Jesus. Here's my Drew Barrymore-ish pic. And here's the sunset at home, on the way back from the the airport.

Most of the images were taken at Rochester Cemetery. I grew up near it, went to grade school blocks away, and growing up, I had many friends that lived very close to it. We would constantly go there to look at the graves, run around at night looking for (but not really hoping to find) the Albino Lady, and Dana and I tried to play the Ouija board there once but got too freaked out and left. My other favorite cemetery is the one where I had some of my senior pictures taken, the one with the row of cool mausoleums. Found this when I was looking for something on Topeka Cemetery. I'm so spooky.

More later.
When I have the time.
Or when I don't.

heh...I'm a little spooked after reading all of that...

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On the way from Topeka to Lawrence, supposedly the 6th/7th/8th gateway to hell...not sure which. I knew an idiot who claimed to have died 37 times at Stull. pff. When I went home a few months ago, the church ruins were torn down due to too much vandalism.
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I'm all for donating your body to science, but not if they're going to do this:

"That's because, in the United States, there's no quick, clean, commercial way to extract a skeleton from a corpse. To become a skeleton, a body has to rot the old-fashioned way. And the only place in the country that will macerate or decompose a body is the University of Tennessee.

The "Body Farm"
Coined the "Body Farm" by crime novelist Patricia Cornwell, UT's Anthropological Research Facility is a 3-acre fenced-off lot behind the UT Medical Center where retired professor William Bass has studied the decomposition of human bodies for more than two decades. With the support of the university, Bass established the facility to help the state medical examiner's office, which he served as state forensic anthropologist. At the time, the state had no better way of storing forensic evidence or studying crime scene elements like time of death. "Suppose you were a law enforcement agency and you went out and discovered a maggot-covered body. You can't take it down to the police department because it smells too bad. Well, morticians don't like smelly bodies either.

"Morgues now have good cooling rooms, but in 1971, they didn't," Bass said.
Today, at any given moment, a dozen or so bodies are scattered across the lot, decaying in controlled experiments. Some are buried partially, others left in the open. On occasion, Bass and his researchers will place a body in a car trunk or in water to simulate actual crime scenes.
Most of Bass' bodies are people who have donated themselves to science or are unclaimed corpses involved in crime investigations."

Now every time I see that book at the bookstore, I'm going to think of this. X_X

My pictures are looking more spookified now
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I just sat up, because I was slouching in my chair, and put my shoulders back to stretch out my posture and my chest made the most horrible popping noise.

Yeah...it surprises me every time it does that.


p.s. so that I'm not a COMPLETE jerk...HAPPY BIRTHDAY [livejournal.com profile] deadlesa!!!!!!!!
Many hugs. ^_^!

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