Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LOST Thinks and the Final Feb RD

To further feed my obsession with Lost, I have some burning questions and profound thoughts about Episode 605...

1. David? Who the heck is David? Why haven’t we ever heard of him before? David? Jack has some severe memory loss here. And who is his mom and will we see her soon?

2. I had to hide my eyes when Claire sewed up Jin’s wounds. And I was pretty afraid that she was going to amputate with that ax. She said she fixed him good as new…didn’t that trap break his leg?

3. I KNEW it when she said she’d kill Kate if she had taken Aaron. I said two full beats before she did, “I’ll kill her.” Just ask Ted. He was right there.

4. I think that Jacob is trying to bring Desmond back to the island.

5. Did anyone else want to see what images were in the mirror for the rest of our favorites. Like Sawyer? And Hurley? And Jin and Sun? And, and, and…

6. Where WAS Sawyer? His story isn’t over yet. We need more Sawyer.

7. Jack’s mom has had way too much “work” done. She was a little scary. Remember her from Hill St. Blues? She was so pretty!

8. Can’t wait til next week!

And with that being said, pop over to Lidna’s where she posts the final February edition of the Random Dozen. Incidentally, Krispy Kreme recently (ok two months ago) reopened here in the Q. Dozen always makes me think of donuts...I think that I deserve some kind of superhuman willpower award for not having ONCE gone in or even partaken when someone’s brought them to a gathering. So there!

As Peter said to Wendy...."Here...we....go!"

1. Have you ever fired a gun or shot a bow and arrow?
Yes and yes. The first one I closed my eyes and flinched. The second was in Jr. High P.E. Remember those lovely blue gym suits with our names in white?
Dating myself here, probably. Yeah. And the darned string on the bow caught my elbow and scraped it pretty nicely. The good thing about it is that to this day, I can position my elbow bumpy part out and rotate my wrist so my thumb sticks up. I realize that's a difficult visual to capture, but once you've lost all the skin on the soft inner part of your elbow, you WILL learn to rotate that wrist!

2. Do you know where your childhood best friends are?
I THINK so. Well, really only one. Recently heard that my friend’s dad passed away (he performed wedding ceremony) at age 90. Planning to see her at the memorial in a couple of weeks. I understand she’s had a really rough time of it. I took one path and she took another. Hoping to reach out to her.

3. Do you usually arrive early, late, or on time?
By myself, early or on time. With family, late. Drives me crazy. Not only do I consider chronic lateness to be the height of rudeness, I used to work for the airlines, and any delay more than 2 minutes involved writing or prodigious reports. Ick.

4. Are you more of a New York or California type?
California. Laid back, beaches and drinks with little umbrellas, please.

5. Do you have a special ring tone?
Oh, you shouldn’t get me started. The hubs plays the theme from James Bond movies, The Girl’s plays My Girl. Oldest USED to be Sweet Child of Mine, but has been switched to the theme from Zelda Ocarina of Time. Son # 2 plays John Mayer's Neon. Youngest son is the only 13 year old on the planet who doesn't have a phone or a ringtone. Boss plays theme from The Office and regular rings USED to be Wall-E…now default ring is Twilight Zone.

6. What is your favorite type of chip?

Lays Limon’. My crack.

7. Best comedy you've ever seen is ....
Hmmm….lots to choose from. If I say what the Girl suggested, you would block my blog and never read me again. So I won't tell you that recently I watched The Hangover and found it pretty amusing. I still, every single time I see it, laugh until I cry at the Carol Burnett skit where Tim Conway talked about the Siamese Elephants. Almost G-rated, but WARNING: LANGUAGE ALERT AT ABOUT 2 MIN 21 SECONDS INTO THE CLIP.

8. Have you ever cut your own hair? To quote Dr. Phil, "How'd that work for ya?"
Bangs are ok….Once, in Jr. High I turned my head upside down and gave myself a ‘shag’ haircut. It went real purty with that blue gym suit.

9. If you were going to have an extreme makeover, would you rather it be about your house or your personal self?
I can’t have both? Probably me. Ted is pretty amazing at the house thing and I am a blessed woman. However, you will have to wait to see my next post. We are THOSE neighbors....

10. Are you allergic to anything?
Penicillin, sulfa and macrodantin. Bee stings. Ragweed, Russian thistle, elm and juniper. Should I go on?

11. Why is it so hard to change?
Because a) we are lazy and don’t want to make the effort b) we fear getting away from our comfort zone and we really, really love our comfort. And finally: c) just don’t want to. So there.

12. One last question dedicated to February love: CS Lewis said, "To love is to be vulnerable." Please share one example of that assertion or share any thought you'd like to about this topic
Tennyson got it right, too:
I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

The more you open your self up and become transparent, the more opportunity you give someone to love you past your self-imposed boundaries and self-imagined frailties.

Go visit 2nd Cup and play along, won't you?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

S-kating along plus another Random Dozen

Thinks I thunk about LOST tonight:

1. Claire: REALLY? You are 8 months pregnant and going to willingly...VOLUNTARILY get in a cab with a person that was holding a gun on you about 10 minutes ago. REALLY?
2. I've seen the guy who cut off Kate's handcuffs before. Was he one of the original others? Or is he just a character actor from another series? I think they don't do that kind of thing on this show and he's ba-ack...but from where?
3. Ethan looks just as creepy. He is one skeevy guy.
4. Sawyer cries pretty. Real pretty.
5. Do you really think the cops would've left the hospital room without checking around for Kate. And I didn't catch Kate's alias (Joan something?). That name is sure to have some kind of hidden meaning.
6. Miles is kind of growing on me. Like a fungus.
7. So if Sayid and Claire have been 'claimed' by the darkside, does that mean that Rousseau was claimed by them earlier? Did Claire get the waterboard treatment as well? And how, exactly, did torturing Sayid prove to them that he was 'claimed?' Is this 'claiming' the same sickness that Rousseau said her team was infected with that led her to kill them all, including her husband, the father of her unborn child?
8. What's up with Claire's Rousseau-like hair? Somehow, Claire and Rousseau seem to be tied other than just having lots in common.
9. Saywer wasn't meant to be alone. I got a little welly in that scene, I have to admit. Have you heard that people are now calling the Sawyer-Kate couple-dom thing Skate, like Bennifer and Brangelina? That's just...I have no words...
10. I am assuming that Sawyer got the ring from the box he unearthed from the floorboards in his house. Did he have it with him when the plane crashed?

Still more questions than answers....

Linda over at 2nd cup is back with the weekly Random Dozen. So if my LOST observations weren't scintillating enough for you, here's my take. Lid's doing a giveaway, so post your own and pop on over to her place to enter....
1. Are you pleasant when you're ill, or are you a grumpy, fussy patient?
Mostly, I’m a pretty pleasant patient. I tend to just pull the covers over my head and don’t want anyone around, though…..
2. When you find out that school is cancelled (due to inclement weather) what is your gut reaction?
LOVE 2-hour delays. Hate the cancellations, because I don’t want to face the whole make-up day thing. Love being able to get up and fix a leisurely breakfast and enjoy it with the kids, though…
3. What is one domestic skill you wish you could improve?
I am hopelessly cluttered. I think I may even be on the way to being a hoarder….
4. Do you decorate your home for Valentine's Day?
No, not since my kids were very small. Once, when I was hosting a bunko game during the week of Valentine’s day.
5. What song is on your mind today?
“How He Loves” This version, with a wet sloppy kiss:

6. Do you prefer contemporary movies or classic?
Contemporary classics? Probably more contemporary...I bore easily and have recently discovered that I'm not really much of a movie person.
7. How well do you "compartmentalize" your feelings? For example, how well can you put aside a really trying moment to deal with the immediate situation which is not related to the trying moment, e.g., putting aside a tiff with your spouse in order to finish wallpapering a room.
I am excellent at this. Especially when it comes to dealing with emergent situations (broken bones, broken hearts, etc). My mind kicks into crisis mode and I ‘deal.’ When it’s all over I may have a meltdown, usually by myself.
8. What is the first thing that attracted you to your spouse? (Or if you're single, to your best friend.)
His eyes. And then, oh…his everything. I used to race to my car in the senior parking lot after school and wait until I saw him coming so he could ‘let’ me back out in front of him. He was such a gentleman! He even came over to my house to ask my parents if he could take me out on a date. He had them wrapped around his little finger, to say the least.
9. When was the last time your heart raced?
When I just missed getting hit on the road the other day. OH! Were we speaking of romance? Hmm....
10. What are your memories of Valentine's Day at school?
Conversation hearts that didn’t say weird things like ‘TEXT ME.’
We’d make mailboxes and distribute valentines to our classmates and I would agonize over which one to send to who. And when I got them home, I would read them over and over again. They almost never had candy or treats with them (any of them...only the really rich kids, really), and they had envelopes instead of cheesy little seals with a foldover flap.

11. If you were going to receive candy for Valentine's Day, which would you prefer?
Chocolate. Duh.
12. Red or pink?
Red…it can be mild or it can be mild.

Come play!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Destiny Called....

And I was right there answering!
LOST is back, and for the next 15 episodes I get to watch Sawyer, try to decide if I love or hate Kate, and be fascinated all over again....
So, to get right down to it, here are my thoughts from the Season 6 Premiere:

Top 10 Thoughts from the LOST Season Premiere

1. Sawyer is still hot. Tears, bristly, bloody and weepy. There is a hotness factor that cannot be denied. Almost as hot at Ted Hoyle.

2. Juliet pretty much redeemed herself, by acting totally selflessly. I still wouldn’t hang with her at Pei Wei or Chick-fil-A, but I think she’s ok now..

3. I think Jack is dreaming. The 2004 part.

4. Hurley should re-open Mr. Cluck.

5. Why hasn’t Jin asked about the baby?

6. I think that maybe they should dig Juliet up and bring her to the temple and stick her in the water. Gruesome, but….who knows?

7. Charlie, Charlie, Charlie…what are you thinking?!?

8. Why wasn’t Shannon on the plane? Boone was there….also a little hottie! Even if he is a little whiney and metrosexual…. Maybe she was there, we just didn't get to see her because she was up in first class?

9. Miles: Thirsty? Dharma Beer? REALLY?!? He just BURIED JULIET! HE LOVED HER! You deserved to be smacked!

10. Jacob/Esau thing? Way cool…way cool. Love the metaphor.

I can’t wait for the next one….as I said on my facebook status YAY! YAY!!! YAY!!!!!
I love a good puzzle. This is a demanding show. You can’t just pop in and out. I love theorizing and speculating. So…here we go……………………………