I was reading Compulsive Writer's blog this morning and came across a very disturbing news article. The gist of it is that an Austrian landlord had put a notice on a tenant's door and three days later had received no response. The landlord then entered the apartment to find that the tenant was dead and coroner's confirmed that he had been dead for probably 3 to 4 YEARS!!
I guess nobody had noticed because his rent was automatically deducted from his bank account each month, and his bank account was automatically fed by a pension fund. And neighbors didn't complain about his mail building up either.
When I told about the news story he said, "hey, isn't that everyone's dream? To die alone and forgotten and have cats eat off your face?" Why did I marry that guy? Sick. Luckily for our Austrian friend, it doesn't appear he had cats but I can't imagine what was crawling around in that apartment when they opened it up.
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Another fine piece of writing I read today was c jane's spooky post about the haunted house she lives in. I don't know how long I would be able to stick around in a haunted house, but she's doing remarkably well living alongside a dead, widowed chain smoker. Anyone looking for a cheap tingle down the spine should check out her very well writen personal ghost story.
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Finally, this is link Andrew pointed out a few months ago, but I go to at least once a week to watch it over and over again. Ever wanted to be a pirate? Watch this video and you'll be running out the door to sign up for the swarmiest brig in port. It's beyond catchy!