Friday, May 28, 2010

LOST - Things I will Miss Most

There are so many things I will miss about LOST. Here are just a few, in no particular order:

Eye Candy
  • Richard and his amazing eyes.
  • Sawyer minus his shirt.
  • Desmond with his super sweet voice.
  • Jack's all-over good looks.
Hurley's Comic Relief. He always makes me laugh. Here's a few great quotes:
  • "I mean, dogs can find pot and bombs, so I'm sure they can find water."
  • "Dudes, listen. Our lives suck. Everyone's nerves are stretched to the max. I mean, we're lost on an island, running from boars and monsters ... freakin' polar bears!...Look, all I'm saying is if we're stuck here, then just surviving's not gonna cut it. We need some kind of relief, you know? We need some way that we can ... you know, have fun. That's right, fun. Or else we're just gonna go crazy waiting for the next bad thing to happen."
  • "Until he rises from the dead! Dude, I know how this works. It ends with you and me running through the jungle, screaming and crying. He catches me first, because I'm heavy...and I get cramps."
  • "Dude, dogs eat stuff. This one time I had this jar of change and apparently the was like some smarties or something in there and the next day my dog pooped out 1.35 in nickles."
  • "Okay, that thing in the woods: maybe it's a monster, maybe, it's a - pissed-off giraffe! I don't know! The fact that no one is even looking for us, yeah, that's weird, but I just go along with it, because I'm along for the ride! Good old fun-time Hurley! Well, guess what! Now, I want some friggin' answers!"
  • "So, Rose's husband's white. Didn't see that one coming."
  • "In Empire, Luke found out Vader was his father, but instead of putting away his lightsaber and talking about it, he overreacted and got his hand cut off. I mean, they worked it out eventually, but at what cost? Another Death Star was destroyed, Boba Fett got eaten by the Sarlacc, and we got the Ewoks. It all could've been avoided if they just, you know, communicated. And let's face it, the Ewoks sucked, dude." (This is from one of my all-time favorite episodes, "Some Like it Hoth.)
Sawyer's Nicknames. One of my favorite episodes is "Tricia Tanaka is Dead." Sawyer uses a ton of nicknames in that episode. Watch it!! Here are a few of my other favs from the entire series:
  • The Artist Formerly Known as Henry Gale (Ben)
  • Kenny Rogers (Lapidus)
  • Dr. Quinn (Jack)
  • Magellan (Kate)
  • International House of Pancakes (Hurley)
But most of all, I am going to miss the excitement, theories, and anticipation of it all. It has been a thrilling six years and I'm sad to see it come to an end. I will miss it all very, very much.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

LOST - Missing Scenes

As you can tell from my last two posts, I loved the Series Finale of LOST. There were, however, a few scenes I wish I'd seen:
  • A realization scene between Daniel and Charlotte. Daniel Faraday was one of my favorite characters and I would have loved to see a more in-depth realization scene between him and Charlotte.
  • Again, I wish Daniel and Charlotte had been in the church. I know they weren't original Oceanic survivors, but either was Desmond. Because I loved Daniel so much, I would have loved to see them there.
  • Also missing from the church - Richard and Miles. Again, not original survivors, but if Ben was invited into the church and Desmond was there, why couldn't they be there as well.
See, hardly any scenes I thought were missing. There absence didn't detract from the finale and I can even see reasons why they were left out, but I would have liked to see them because of my own selfish reasons.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a list of what I will miss most about LOST.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

LOST - Flash Sideways Scenes

As I mentioned yesterday, the LOST Season Finale met and exceeded all my expectations. Yesterday I focused on the Island Scenes I loved. Well, here are the Flash Sideways Scenes I absolutely loved:
  • Hurley shooting Charlie with the tranquilizer gun. Hilarious!!
  • Jin and Sun's ultrasound being the catalyst for their realization. Having Juliet as their doctor was a nice added bonus.
  • Boone and Shannon. I loved seeing Boone again. Shannon - sure, why not? I wasn't rooting for Shannon and Sayid, but I also wasn't opposed to it. I just don't think their reunion was on par with some of the others - Claire/Charlie, Sun/Jin, Sawyer/Juliet, Jack/Kate.
  • Charlie seeing Claire from the stage. Followed by his realization, with him kissing her then touching little Aaron.
  • Locke's catalyst for his realization - Him moving his toe after his spinal surgery. Loved the original scene when he moved his toe while on the beach.
  • Jin's goofy grin when Sawyer comes to check on Sun, then hearing him tell Sawyer, "We'll see you there."
  • Sawyer telling Jack, "Thanks Doc," after Jack tells him where the vending machines are. I know it was a super small scene, but so reminiscent of the island.
  • Without a doubt, the best flash sideways scene was the realization scene between Sawyer and Juliet. I loved this and could watch it over and over again. Over the 6 seasons, Juliet's death was the hardest for me. I was just as heart-broken as Sawyer was when she died. Their realization scene was both sweet and funny. My favorite from the episode, possibly the entire series.
  • Ben's scene outside the church. First his apology to Locke and Locke's acceptance of this apology. Then Hurley telling Ben he was a real good number 2. Despite Locke's forgiveness and Hurley's praise of Ben, Ben still didn't feel worthy/ready to move on. A little sad.
  • Christian telling Jack, "Nobody does it alone, Jack. You needed all of them and they needed you." So reminiscent of "If we can't live together, we're going to die alone."
Stay tuned tomorrow for Scenes I wish they would have included in the finale.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

LOST - Island Scenes

The LOST Season Finale met and exceeded all my expectations. I loved, loved, loved it!! I loved seeing how everything played out on the island and in the Flash Sideways. Here are the Island Scenes I absolutely loved:
  • Rose and Bernard - Happy and well. They were minor characters I always liked seeing.
  • Richard realizing he's aging after Miles points out his gray hair.
  • Lapidus!! He's alive.
  • Jack's group and Locke's group reaching the top of the grassy hill at the same time. Jack had said that they were all going to the same place so I knew they would meet up, but I thought it would be in the bamboo forest. The music and sweeping landscape of the grassy hill made that scene awesome.
  • Jack coming right out and telling Locke he's going to kill him and Locke replying, "Let's get on with it."
  • Jack punching Locke in the face, causing his mouth to bleed. Then hearing Jack tell Locke, "Looks like you were wrong."
  • Ben saving Hurley from the falling tree. See, Ben can be a good guy.
  • Jack and Locke charging at each other on the cliff near Jacob's cave. Loved the scenery, music, rain, and hatred behind that scene!! Then seeing Jack kick Locke off the cliff. Such emotion!!
  • Jack's parting scene from Sawyer and Kate, shaking Sawyer's hand and wishing him good luck then kissing Kate.
  • Jack telling Hurley, "It needs to be you . . . if someone has take care of the island, if someone has to protect it, then it should be you." Hurley has such a big, loving heart. Of course, it should be him.
  • Hurley asking Ben to help him protect the island. What redemption for Ben. Plus I loved his counsel to Hurley when he said, "You do what you do best - help people."
  • LOST ending, as it began. With Jack in the bamboo forest.
Stay tuned tomorrow for my favorite Flash Sideways Scenes.

Monday, May 24, 2010

LOST - Person of Faith

In 2004, I was flipping through the channels after a long day of work, hoping to find something semi-entertaining to watch on TV. As I was flipping through the channels, a commercial came on announcing that the pilot episode of LOST was on next. I remember thinking, "Oh yeah. I've seen previews for that. It has the hot guy from Party of Five on it. I'll watch that."

What followed next was an awakening. It was a turning point for me and I became a dedicated Follower. Now, I know several people who started off as Followers, but have since fallen away. I just can't understand that. To those lost souls, I say, "Why do you find it so hard to believe?" Now if you're one of those lost souls, you may be asking, "Why do you find it so easy?" Simple, I'm a person of faith. Since the beginning, I've had faith in LOST. Faith in the Beginning. Faith in the Journey. Faith in the Ending. So, now that it's ended, is my faith intact? Yes. Yes, it is.

Stay tuned all week long for posts dedicated to LOST.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

After our Mother's Day dinner, I raced Zack and Mitch around the block. It was exhausting. We then crashed on the lawn to relax. Well, Mitch found something a little more cushiony than the lawn - Me.

Testing it out - Yep, pretty cushiony.

My thoughts - What the?!

Okay, sure. Why not?

Then we played a little baseball. It's becoming one of our Sunday night rituals.

Mother's Day Festivities

The Picture of Domesticity -
I made this delicious cake for Mother's Day.

A close up of the cake (and me).

Me and my beautiful mother

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Spoiler-Alert: If you have not yet watched last night's LOST episode, "The Candidate," stop reading!!

Last night's episode of LOST left me heart-broken. I have lived with and loved these characters for the past 6 years and to see 3 of them die (4 if you count Lapidus), broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Sayid's death didn't hit me as hard as the deaths of Sun and Jin. Sayid's pretty much be "gone" this entire season so it was good to see him officially go out as a hero, saving the others from death and informing Jack about Desmond's where-abouts. I also loved hearing him say, "It's going to be you, Jack." Agree, Agree!!

The deaths of Sun and Jin, on the other hand, where so unexpected and gut-wrenching, that I'm still reeling. I don't know what else to say about it. I hope their death doesn't nullify the question of which Kwon was the actual candidate? Even though they're gone, I still want to know.

I'm glad that for once and for all there's no doubt about Locke/The Man in Black. Since his appearance, I believed he was evil. I don't know why some fans still questioned his intentions. He's the Smoke Monster - Why would anyone think he had good intentions?! Anyways, I'm hoping Claire now sees it as well.

After last night's episode, there's only three episodes left - Now that's causing a little heartache, as well.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Then He Said the Magic Words

Today I asked Zack my standard Sunday question, "What did you learn at church today?"

He gave me his standard Sunday answer, "Um, I don't remember."

I did a little prodding, "Was it about Jesus?"

"Oh yeah," he responded. "There were a lot of waves and they were getting into the boat."

"Was Jesus there?" I asked.

"Yes," he replied. "He was a sleep in the boat, but he woke up and then he said the magic words and it stopped and was all quiet."

I burst out laughing and asked, "What were the magic words? Abracadabra?"

"No," he said, in all seriousness. "Peace, be quiet."

What a sweet boy!! Not quite right, but pretty close. Mark 4:35-39