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Leelah / August 23, 2005 11:57 AM

Easy for me: I want to be that teacher who made some kind of postive influence on my students' lives. I know that's corny, but that's it.

Having said that... I don't want no Michelle Pfeiffer bullshit movie made about me when I'm dead.

JP / August 23, 2005 12:15 PM

I would like to be remembered as someone who really took time to make sure people knew how special they were, as someone who was genuine but I suspect that I will most be remeberd for how forgetable my life was.

sky / August 23, 2005 12:38 PM

That no matter how shitty life got, I could turn it into a good story to make someone smile. Laughter and acknowledging what mattered in life. That's 2 but I've never be known to "play by the rules" So that's 3! HA!

jennifer / August 23, 2005 1:03 PM

my ability to make it through any shitty situation and laugh about it later on in life. also, the ability to make people laugh.

Steve / August 23, 2005 1:14 PM

My undying loyalty to Chumbawumba.

Ron / August 23, 2005 1:15 PM

Bad art

Michael / August 23, 2005 1:46 PM

I'd just like to be remembered as a good man who left things (including other people) better than the way he found them. Ideally, after my death people will say, "Things just seem to generally suck more since Mike bought the farm."

Roni / August 23, 2005 1:56 PM

Similar to Leelah...being that one person who makes a difference in a student's life. While I also don't want the sappy movie made about my life (how boring would that be!), I wouldn't mind being named in their Nobel Prize speech.

Mister C / August 23, 2005 2:30 PM

I can't put it any better than Michael just did.

mutantmachine / August 23, 2005 3:03 PM

I'd like to be remembered for being the person who remembered what never was forgot. What was the question?

Eamon / August 23, 2005 3:47 PM

I'd like to be remembered for winning the Ray Bradbury creative writing contest in 1988.

What's that? Never heard of it? Oh. Well, so much for that dream.

Erica / August 23, 2005 4:49 PM

Gosh, it's hard not to be corny when you're thinking about yourself in terms of a memory. That said, I want to be remembered for having used the things I love the most -- writing and creating spaces for other writers/creatives -- to accomplish great things. This question really put me in a good mood and made me want to live it up a little more. Thanks!

Leelah / August 23, 2005 9:14 PM

Seeing as I spent part of today calling and emailing Stanford's admissions office to convince them to NOT rescind the acceptance of a student of mine who graduated in June (her grades dropped partially due to deaths in her family, and I think they don't believe her. they called the school, but our guidance counselor passed away last week, so she needed someone to vouch for her abilities, and she asked me), I very may well get my wish. So that's cool if it worked.

In which case, I would also like to be remembered for having the best birthday parties ever.

Zaftig Jones / August 23, 2005 10:09 PM

I'd like to be remembered for believing in humanity. For believing in good. For giving life a chance.

If I can't be remembered for those things, at least remember me for having great shoes.

John Foster-Hinkley / August 24, 2005 8:20 AM

Being the person who rid the earth of the entire Bush Family.

Pete / August 24, 2005 9:07 AM

Being a great father and husband. Anything beyond that is just gravy.

e_five / August 24, 2005 10:02 AM

Witty cocktail party repartee.

jen*nee / August 24, 2005 1:02 PM

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