Thursday, June 15, 2006
Amanda, Private Eye
The problem is.... I discovered this site as a tool: http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi
That right there is a death finder.
When I was IN high school our year was deemed by the news as 'The Doomed Class'. I don't remember them all to specifically, but for sure I know we lost one to drowning in a lake, one to cancer, and 4 were killed by drunk drivers in two separate 'accidents'. That's a lot for high schoolers to deal with.
So I'm thinking, out of a class of almost 800 people, only a short 10 years out of high school, how many people died before their time? So when I finally hit a dead end with about half of my names for the reunion, I turned to the death finder site. I did it while watching TV, not really paying too much attention, because really? Why should I expect to find anyone who had died?
Well I did. A girl named Jessica died only 3 weeks after graduation. I couldn't find her obituary, but the death was filed in Hawaii. Was she on a senior trip to celebrate graduation before heading off for college?
Anyway, 2 months ago if you'd asked me I would have told you I would have to be dragged to my reunion. Well now I've gotten myself so involved that I'm sort of a voyeur to these people's lives. And I really do feel ashamed that while I'm going through my list I don't even recognize half the names. And more than that, I hope I can keep myself from getting to the reunion and reverting back into that wall flower I'm afraid I was in high school.
OK, to change the subject a bit. If you're not watching So You Think You Can Dance, you're missing out! I swear! I had Ryan watch yesterday's episode w/ me when I got home from the RC meeting, and it was half hour after our bed time when he said, "Let's just watch ONE more couple...". Even Ryan loves it! I like that blonde kid w/ the mohawk.
In other news, my father-in-law (hi Bob!) was kind enough to do some research on that CRP number I was talking about. Yeah, well turns out it could be any number of things, INCLUDING the virus that causes cold sores. Dude. My doctor lady WROTE ME A PRESCRIPTION FOR COLD SORE MEDS at the same visit as she told me I was basically dying because of that CRP number. I think I need a new, sane doctor.
Don't expect too many posts out of me till next week. Ryan is on his 5-day, so its all Ryan, all the time. :-) Love ya!
I'm Amanda. I'm an engineer in an industry full of men, a professional wedding and family portrait photographer, a firefighter's wife, a traveler, and a dogMa.