Sunday, January 23, 2011


(I'm the ghost with glasses)

So I am terrified of dying. Randomly, both my mother and mother-in-law mentioned mortality this past week and the following conversation ensued:

me: I don't want to die. I am hoping that either by the time I get older that they will have found a way to make me live forever or that I can be a ghost.
Ryan: well what are we? matter and energy. while the matter dies, the energy goes somewhere. i like this explanation because it uses science.*
me: I can totally deal with reincarnation too. thank you.

I love my husband for many reasons but this is certainly one of them. I wish I could tell you I then went to sleep and dreamt about ghost Lisa but alas, that was not the case.

*he said something along these lines. all I know is that I felt better after.


  1. I'm not so much afraid of death as I am the end of mankind. All that Maya 2012 stuff freaks me our so bad and Chris just finds it terribly interesting. I don't think he understands the mental frenzy it causes me! Anyway, I'm sure there is a scientific explanation that will keep us from just...disappearing.

  2. I also like that explanation because it uses science! Nicely done, Ryan!

  3. I do not blame my wife for not getting the quote exactly right, as it was the middle of the night, but since my father is a physicist, I wouldn't want him to think that I thought matter "died". I was simply pointing out that the law of conservation of matter and energy states that matter and energy can be neither created nor destroyed, and although we know what happens to our matter when we die, we don't really know what happens to our energy.

    I also can prove the existence of love using Boyle's Ideal Gas laws.

  4. Two points, Ryan!
    I think that's the best thing about finding your person...they always know what to say no matter what...

  5. That's what husbands are for! Making you feel better :)

  6. heather- me too! what is that scary business!? we can be scared together! I'll ask Ry for a scientific explanation for that.

    jen- ha ha thanks!

    rjt- you love those gas laws :)

    lizzie- i wholeheartedly agree

    iheartkiwi- yes! definitely!

  7. You ladies have nothing to worry about 2012 except a Palin/Bachman presidential ticket.

    As far as the Mayan calendar, December 21, 2012 does represent the end of a cycle, but a new one will start up the next day. It's like how people freaked out about the Millenium. And the Maya themselves aren't freaked out by it; their religion doesn't really have the same kind of apocalyptic fervor that the Judeo-Christian-Muslim religions do.
    Other things, like geomagnetic reversal, which takes 5000 to complete one it starts, or solar flares, which aren't scheduled until 2012, have been grafted onto the Mayan 12/21/12 date by people who were trying to rescue John Cusack's career.

  8. I meant to say the solar flares aren't scheduled until 2013. And the worst they might do is interfere with cellular transmissions. So more dropped calls.

  9. Ghost Lisa is adorbs.

    And dying freaks me out too, I think that's why I pay it forward so much. Karma must mean something!