Sooo with this new job in news I get a nice long drive to mill over the broadcast, usually I try to remember the various stories, most involve death. Then this week my father applied to be a funeral planner so I got to thinking, how would I like to be buried or remembered?
Then it hit me, I have the perfect solution. Morbid as I may seem it is my duty, nay my obligation to share it. First I assume this won't happen for a while but when it does I want to be remembered in a celebration of joy. Following a riotous Irish wake with several kegs, I will have the traditional Catholic funeral of my faith. I have some specific songs I'd like people to play, I will leave them on my Ipod under the play list- my funeral.
After the funeral, those guests who wish to follow, will drive to Anaheim where the majority of my remains will be waiting. After my useful organs are given to deserving patients, I want to be cremated.
This is where it gets tricky, I would like a small bit of my ashes put into dozens and dozens and dozens of Mickey shapped balloons and filled with hellium. Attached to the string I would like a small card that will read as follows.
"Here is the remains, nay the spirit, no the very essense of Thomas Schuck. In his life he sought to bring joy and imagination into the world and in his death he hopes to share the greatist source of his inspiration. May men like Walt, Shakespeare, Picasso and the great many others continue to bring imagination to the world."
Then at noon on a Sunday with my family, friends and MiceChatters present I wish the balloons to be let go out into the wide world. Then I would hope my friends and family would remain to celebrate my life in the place that brought me the most joy possible.
Lastly, if someone could figure out a way to attach some of my ashes to a firework, I would love to be shot off like a cannonball kinda like Hunter S Thompson.
Ohhhh and I want them to play that song "Now We Are Free" from the Gladiator soundtrack as the fireworks wrap up. Ok thats good for now, I think.