WHEN IT'S TOO HOT I LIGHT IT UP

just finished this really great book!

Smoke gets in your eyes
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20663702-smoke-gets-in-your-eyes




it's a non-fiction about the death industry and new thoughts about what to do with our deceased.

yes, i am a morbid person.

this is well written with a bit of humor and a lot of truth.  also the author is from oahu so there are many references to which i can relate (what coincidence!  i swear this book was written just for me...) maybe you recognize the author from Ask a Mortician or Order of the good death?



i once envisioned a career for myself as an enbalmer because i believed- as ms. doughty puts it so eloquently in her book- they are "experts in both sanitation and the arts".  kind of the intersection of my interests!  also, i have seen several enbalmed corpses in my life and was a bit disappointed- i felt like i could do a nicer job (they gave my grandma a tan and put on this ridiculous red lipstick and nail polish u___u ).  but in fact... to what end do we embalm the departed?  there is no need for extended preservation (unless maybe you are having multiple funerals over a few weeks).  this book makes me rethink the options available to the recently departed and how our culture handles the idea of mortality (we don't).  
i still think of embalming as an art form but now i can't see it being an important part of the funeral ritual.  also, it is hella expensive.  as for myself, i wouldn't mind being mulch for a tree, but i'm not sure of what's legally allowed in this state.  i suppose surgery practice for new doctors is an equally noble end- i hope they get a kick out of my science tattoos. :)
anyway, read this book!  it's entertaining at the very least, even if it doesn't change your own idea of handling death.  if you believe you need all your body parts intact for the rapture, or maybe aren't up to the challenge of bathing your own deceased relatives, who am i to deny you of a lovely coffin and service?  i mean, if i had a plot at the serene mililani memorial park already paid for, it's a lovely place as any to spend eternity.

i read this on my ipod via ibooks but i also saw the paper version at barnes and noble yesterday.  here is the hawaii state public library listing for it: http://waa.ai/4Kqh there are 4 copies in circulation.


in other news,
yesterday at yoga i was able to do koundinyasana for the first time! hooray!
here is a nice photo walk through of this posture if you want to try it yourself: http://yogagypsy.blogspot.com/2014/02/yoga-tip-tuesdays-sage-balance-ii-eka.html
i'll try to get @wild_twinkies to take a picture of me later...


fun dancey music i heard on the radio yesterday:



pop music is not a crime!  it has the beat of MY SHARONA!
i think this will replace Hello as my pre-virology-exam hype song
(or maybe my avoid-studying-by-neurotically-cleaning-my-house-at-3am song).

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