Author Topic: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd  (Read 10674 times)

Offline Penthesilea

  • Town Administration
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,448
Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« on: January 19, 2009, 12:32:00 pm »
Katie77 (Sue from OZ) had a sweet idea for the 22nd:

From Sue:
"That maybe on 22nd January, we all put our favourite pic of Heath on our posts [into the signature line], and then the forum will have plenty of pics of him throughout all the threads as a memorial to him.



We all will have to deal with this sad anniversary; some will come here, some will watch Heath movies, some will stay deliberately away from everything - all ways are fine.
One way can be to follow Sue's idea. I like the thought of seeing Heath pics throughout all BM threads and all boards on Thursday.

If you also want to join, here's the technical stuff:


Size of pictures:

To avoid any inconveniences, please keep the size of your pictures reasonable. I would say don't go over 600 X 120 pixels, if you want a picture bar in your signature line; respectively approx 300 X 200 for a regular photo. The sizes are not set in stone though. If your picture is a few pixels over it won't be a problem.



How to put a photo in your signature line:

1. Go to your profile information page (by clicking your name next to one of your posts)

2. In the bar to the left, click "Forum Profile Information"

3. Then you get a form. Go to the fourth section. To the left you find "Signature". Directly right of this, there's a box where you fill in what you want displayed in your signature. Fill in the address of the Heath picture you want displayed between the image code. It should read like this: [img ]address of the picture[/img ]. Leave out the spaces in the square brackets.
The picture must be online somewhere, you can't upload a photo from your computer.

If the picture is too big, please reduce the size prior to adding it (how to resize, see next item).

If you want the picture to be in the middle of your sigline, put [center ] in front of the url and [/center ] behind it. Leave out the spaces in the square brackets.


How to resize pictures:

It's best to save your pic on a photo hosting site, like photobucket or  divshare. When uploading a picture to photobucket, you can determine the size of the pic before you start the upload. I assume it's the same with divshare.

Or you can resize the picture with a picture editing program (Irfan View, Paint, etc.) on your computer before you upload it.


If you have problems with resizing, you can post the photo on this thread and I or someone else will help you and resize it for you. Or PM me, or another moderator. We'll be happy to help you with this!


If you have any question, post them here (or PM me or any moderator). Someone will be able to help you.


Thank you Sue for this idea! :)
« Last Edit: January 22, 2009, 01:58:05 am by Penthesilea »

Offline mariez

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,085
  • "you bet"
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 01:34:16 pm »
From Sue:
"That maybe on 22nd January, we all put our favourite pic of Heath on our posts [into the signature line], and then the forum will have plenty of pics of him throughout all the threads as a memorial to him.


This is a lovely idea!  Thank you for thinking of it, Sue.  And thank you for bringing it to our attention, Chrissi.

Marie
The measure of a country's greatness is its ability to retain compassion in times of crisis         ~~~~~~~~~Thurgood Marshall

The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.    ~~~~~~~~~ Mark Twain

Offline souxi

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,300
  • sex on legs
    • bats belfrey
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2009, 01:52:13 pm »
I can,t beleive it will be a year. It doesn,t seem possible.  :'(

Offline chefjudy

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • Brokeback Got Me Good
  • *****
  • Posts: 339
  • "a pair a deuces"
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2009, 05:20:23 pm »

I don't know if others are like me, but I will forever remember where I was and what I
was doing when I heard the news............................. :'(
Judy


"it could be like this, just like this, always......" Jack Twist

Offline Kerry

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 7,076
  • ^ In pursuit of Captain Moonlite - 5 Sept 2009
    • Google Profile
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 12:50:16 am »
Thanks for the great idea, Sue. And thanks to you too, Chrissi, for bringing it to our attention.

Count me in!
γνῶθι σεαυτόν

Offline Katie77

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,999
  • Love is a force of Nature
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 01:10:34 am »
Thank you all, and thank you Chrissi for getting this out to everyone.

I have my favourite pic on my signature now too......Its not that it shows Heath's face clearly, but the pic just means something to me.....
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.

It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfection

Offline belbbmfan

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,357
  • A love that will never grow old
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 03:06:59 am »
Hey Katie, great idea. I don't know if I'll be around much on Thursday but I wanted to follow your example and change my signature anyway.

and thanks for the instructions Chrissi.
'We're supposed to guard the sheep, not eat 'em'

Offline belbbmfan

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,357
  • A love that will never grow old
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 03:12:46 am »
I don't know if others are like me, but I will forever remember where I was and what I
was doing when I heard the news............................. :'(

Yeah...

In the recent Entertainment Weekly issue, James Shamus said:"It was one of those ''where were you on the day Kennedy was shot'' moments. I called Jake and remember wailing."

 :'(  :'(
'We're supposed to guard the sheep, not eat 'em'

Offline Brokeback_Dev

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,975
  • Love is a force of nature
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2009, 05:31:07 am »
This is a wonderful idea for remembering Heath.  I know exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the terrible news.  I was just crying, sobbing and I called Ashley.  I could hardly get the words out of my mouth because I was crying.  It was my two year anniversary of seeing Brokeback Mountain for the first time on the big screen.

Offline blueremembered

  • Brokeback Mountain Resident
  • ****
  • Posts: 164
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2009, 05:48:19 am »
Great idea!

Offline Katie77

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,999
  • Love is a force of Nature
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2009, 06:10:14 am »
I remember a young girl who came into the Heath thread, and i could nearly hear her sobs thru the computer. She was just so devastated and nothing could console her. I havent seen her since those few weeks after January 22nd, but her heartbreak still sticks in my mind.
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.

It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfection

Offline Brokeback_Dev

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,975
  • Love is a force of nature
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2009, 07:40:17 am »
I remember a young girl who came into the Heath thread, and i could nearly hear her sobs thru the computer. She was just so devastated and nothing could console her. I havent seen her since those few weeks after January 22nd, but her heartbreak still sticks in my mind.

I remember her Sue.  We were all in the chat room together.  Remember?  She was so overwhelmed and distraught with Heath's accidental overdose..  Poor little lady.  I dont even remember her name.    :'(

Offline Katie77

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 7,999
  • Love is a force of Nature
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2009, 08:12:32 am »
I remember her Sue.  We were all in the chat room together.  Remember?  She was so overwhelmed and distraught with Heath's accidental overdose..  Poor little lady.  I dont even remember her name.    :'(

Yes, thats right Dev, she came into chat.......I do hope she got through it ok, I was worried about her.
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect.

It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfection

Offline MaineWriter

  • Bettermost Supporter!
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 14,044
  • Stay the course...
    • Bristlecone Pine Press
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2009, 07:53:14 pm »
I remember her Sue.  We were all in the chat room together.  Remember?  She was so overwhelmed and distraught with Heath's accidental overdose..  Poor little lady.  I dont even remember her name.    :'(

Nikita.

As someone said, "Some of us are sad. Some of us are really really sad. And then there's Nikita."

Haven't seen her around here in awhile...

L
Taming Groomzilla<-- support equality for same-sex marriage in Maine by clicking this link!

Offline Brokeback_Dev

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 5,975
  • Love is a force of nature
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2009, 08:09:14 pm »
Nikita.

As someone said, "Some of us are sad. Some of us are really really sad. And then there's Nikita."

Haven't seen her around here in awhile...

L

Poor Nikita.  Hope she's alright

Offline LauraGigs

  • BetterMost Moderator
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,447
    • My Design Portfolio
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2009, 09:56:30 pm »
Yeah, I've been thinking about her too!

This is a wonderful idea for remembering Heath.  I know exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the terrible news.  I was just crying, sobbing and I called Ashley.  I could hardly get the words out of my mouth because I was crying.  It was my two year anniversary of seeing Brokeback Mountain for the first time on the big screen.

Oh my gosh, Dev!    :'(

Offline optom3

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,638
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2009, 11:23:47 pm »
My husband is so worried about me he has taken all my tablets !!!! I  remember standing n the kitchen just pottering and the news came on. I just fell apart.I never want to feel like that again. I then had a complete breakdown. Not just Heath,that was she fnal straw. I so hope he has found peace now

Offline HerrKaiser

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,708
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2009, 12:11:46 am »
My husband is so worried about me he has taken all my tablets !!!!


Your husband sounds like your hero. Your real Heath. One's own back yard is often where destiny lies.

Offline David In Indy

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost Moderator
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 18,447
  • You've Got Male
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2009, 12:13:32 am »
I will add a Heath picture to my signature line. Anyhow I thought I would share one of my favorite pictures of Heath in here as well. So here's my contribution...

 :'(  :'(







Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

Offline ifyoucantfixit

  • BetterMost 5000+ Posts Club
  • *******
  • Posts: 8,049
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2009, 02:25:59 am »



         This will be a very long day.



     Beautiful mind

Offline belbbmfan

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,357
  • A love that will never grow old
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2009, 03:23:40 am »
Laura, the pictures in your signature line are truly beautiful! I saw that one of them is on the bettermost banner now too.





         This will be a very long day.


Yeah....

 :(
'We're supposed to guard the sheep, not eat 'em'

Offline j.U.d.E.

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,747
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2009, 08:03:11 am »
I'm joining in.

(I had Heath in my signature forever, not always a picture, but still)

- - - -

MLK - - - - - - - - - - - - HAL - - - - - - - - - - - - BHO
*15 jan 1929 - 04 apr 1968 | *04 apr 1979 - 22 jan 2008 | *04 aug 1961 -

Offline j.U.d.E.

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,747
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2009, 08:11:21 am »
Laura, the pictures in your signature line are truly beautiful! I saw that one of them is on the bettermost banner now too.

Yeah....

 :(


You are here today Fabienne! I thought you wanted to stay away.. But it's more comforting here, than grieving alone, true?  :-*

 :'(
MLK - - - - - - - - - - - - HAL - - - - - - - - - - - - BHO
*15 jan 1929 - 04 apr 1968 | *04 apr 1979 - 22 jan 2008 | *04 aug 1961 -

Offline belbbmfan

  • BetterMost Supporter!
  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,357
  • A love that will never grow old
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2009, 08:56:17 am »
You are here today Fabienne! I thought you wanted to stay away.. But it's more comforting here, than grieving alone, true?  :-*

 :'(

Yeah, I had no idea how it would go today, wondering whether I be able to read all the messages and thoughts. But actually it's going pretty well, although Heath was on my mind practically from the moment I woke up.  :-\

So I guess, instead of less bettermost, I need MORE bettermost!

Plus, my youngest daughter is sick with the flu, so I'm working from home which means I get to spend a lot more time on the home computer.

We're both sitting on the couch, watching 'Beethoven'. My daughter is already feeling better (thank you aspirin!).

On days like these, I'm counting my blessings.  :) 
'We're supposed to guard the sheep, not eat 'em'

Offline Front-Ranger

  • BetterMost Moderator
  • The BetterMost 10,000 Post Club
  • *****
  • Posts: 24,902
  • I'm marching for her!
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2009, 09:10:37 am »
Laura, the pictures in your signature line are truly beautiful! I saw that one of them is on the bettermost banner now too.


Thank you so much to LauraGigs for your beautiful photomontage that is expressing our thoughts today as no words could! :-*
May 2019 be better for us all.

Offline j.U.d.E.

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 1,747
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2009, 10:01:23 am »
Yeah, I had no idea how it would go today, wondering whether I be able to read all the messages and thoughts. But actually it's going pretty well, although Heath was on my mind practically from the moment I woke up.  :-\

So I guess, instead of less bettermost, I need MORE bettermost!

Plus, my youngest daughter is sick with the flu, so I'm working from home which means I get to spend a lot more time on the home computer.

We're both sitting on the couch, watching 'Beethoven'. My daughter is already feeling better (thank you aspirin!).

On days like these, I'm counting my blessings.  :) 

Good for you Fabienne!

I hope your daughter is well again soon! But curling up in front of the tv sure sounds like a good option too, for a day like this..
MLK - - - - - - - - - - - - HAL - - - - - - - - - - - - BHO
*15 jan 1929 - 04 apr 1968 | *04 apr 1979 - 22 jan 2008 | *04 aug 1961 -

Offline Mandy21

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,238
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2009, 10:40:38 am »
My plan for the day is The Patriot, followed by A Knight's Tale, followed by Monster's Ball (the first half only), and then Brokeback, before I take a break and go out to dinner with a friend, then I'll come back home, pop open a bottle of wine, light a candle, and listen to the BBM soundtrack as well as all of Nick Drake's CD's.  For those who don't know, Nick was the English singer whom Heath worshipped, who killed himself back in the early 70's.  I've never heard his music, but I'm expecting it to be quite tear-jerking.  If I'm still awake enough by then, I'll do the Heath-only bits from The Dark Knight and from Lords of Dogtown to wrap up my Heath tribute.  I've got my mom's hanky tucked in my pocket for the duration.  Guess it's yet to be seen whether my grand plan for the day will be cathartic, or will shatter me.  Hopefully the former.

I wonder what he would of thought of his Oscar nom this morning.

Love to all the Brokies hurting, remembering, crying and wishing the world was different today.
Dawn is coming,
Open your eyes...

Offline optom3

  • BetterMost 1000+ Posts Club
  • ******
  • Posts: 4,638
Re: Katie77's idea for remembering Heath on Thursday, 22nd
« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2009, 09:26:04 pm »
My plan for the day is The Patriot, followed by A Knight's Tale, followed by Monster's Ball (the first half only), and then Brokeback, before I take a break and go out to dinner with a friend, then I'll come back home, pop open a bottle of wine, light a candle, and listen to the BBM soundtrack as well as all of Nick Drake's CD's.  For those who don't know, Nick was the English singer whom Heath worshipped, who killed himself back in the early 70's.  I've never heard his music, but I'm expecting it to be quite tear-jerking.  If I'm still awake enough by then, I'll do the Heath-only bits from The Dark Knight and from Lords of Dogtown to wrap up my Heath tribute.  I've got my mom's hanky tucked in my pocket for the duration.  Guess it's yet to be seen whether my grand plan for the day will be cathartic, or will shatter me.  Hopefully the former.

I wonder what he would of thought of his Oscar nom this morning.

Love to all the Brokies hurting, remembering, crying and wishing the world was different today.


Oh Mandy,
how do you always manage to articulate so astutely what I am feeling. I tried to hide in work today. Went into complete denial mode, spoke to you on the phone and could deny it longer.Sometimes you just have to face things full on, I just wish it was not so painful. Still a little alcohol helps blur the edges a bit. I would give anything to rewind the hands of time and change the fickle finger of fate.This time last year, minus one day, I had a business which was not hovering on the edge of bankruptcy and Heath.

Fast forward and life pretty well sucks. I look at that smling happy Fiona in my picture and wonder if she will ever appear again.