Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Urgent post

A dear friend of mine, a friend I've never met in real life, is in desperate need of prayers tonight. Her name is Kim, and she and her husband found out today that their 4 month old son, Tristan, has brain cancer. Please pray for this sweet family, their daughter, and their little fighter. Tristan will have surgery tomorrow to remove part of the tumor on his brain. Treatment will be decided after this surgery. As a mother I cannot imagine the devastation and desperation that they feel. Please remember them tonight and in the coming days as Tristan has a long journey ahead of him.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

News from my world

I'm kinda upset that there's no new LOST tonight. Seriously? What show that I love am I going to make fun of now? See! I'm writing awkward sentences. It's all your fault, LOST void. I guess I could recap Glee, since I love it, too, but it kind of makes fun of itself.

So here's some boring news from my world:

1) My child is potty trained. It's amazing. So much better than diapers. I will just teach our next child (no, I'm not pregnant), to use the potty from the beginning and skip that pesky diaper stage.

2) I finished making some of M's summer clothes and I'm so excited about them. I should have made them in larger sizes so I would have some, too, and we could be twinsies, because she's still too young to realize it's lame to be twinsies with your mom.. I'll try post pictures this week.

3) Last weekend I put all of our winter clothes into storage and broke out the spring/summer wardrobes. So, of course, it's 50 degrees outside today.

4) Our house looks like a bottle of Pepto Bismal exploded in it. M's 3rd birthday party is Saturday and her only request was that her party be "ALL PINK." She wasn't kidding. Everything she picked from plate to streamer to spoon was bright pink.

5) I'm starting a challenge to work out every day for 30 straight days. I work out a lot now, but I have no schedule. So some weeks I'll work out six days a week, some weeks, two days a week. I need to learn to be consistent. Hubs suggested the 30 day challenge because I would be able to see results, and see the benefit of consistency, if I work out 30 days in a row. So starting May 1st, I'm going to try to be active for at least an hour a day, even if it's just taking a walk at the park or playing tag football with our friends. The Hubs is pretty smart. I'm probably going to write a lot about it on my blog, so you people try to keep me accountable.

Hmmm...I'm thinking we may need a LOST post of some sort this week, even if there's no new episode. So let me think on it and see what I can come up with. Have a good, restful evening, my friends.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

LOST recap

Yeah, I'm not even going to type out the recaps anymore. Bad stuff is happening.

I love the look on Locke's face. " candidate collection is complete. I'm going to make so much on Ebay." Jack asks if Hurley minds him talking with Locke alone and Hurley tells him no. Jack asks him "Why John Locke?" and DarthLocke says Locke was stupid and Jack was nice enough to bring his body back. Jack asks Locke if DarthLocke was pretending to be Christian (the person. Not a Christ follower, 'cause that he ain't). DarthLocke says yes. Jack asks why and Darth Locke said it was to lead Jack to water. I guess he forgot that there are thunderstorms about 238923847293846 times a day on this island and Jack didn't need to find water. He said he wants to help Jack leave. Locke says that because of the fact that Jacob chose him, he was trapped, but since Jacob is dead they can all leave. Once again, all of the candidates have to leave with him (or die by someone else's hand). DarthLocke says Locke was not a believer, he was a sucker, but his body's mighty comfy! Someone tell me why Locke's head never gets sunburned. Ahhh..the mysteries of LOST.

In the ambulance Ben is giving info to the paramedics on Locke (not DarthLocke but smashed by Desmond's car Locke). Locke gives them Helen's name and tells Ben his name is John. Sun is being wheeled in next to Locke. She starts saying it's him and looking at Locke. So Sun recognizes Locke. Did she have a vision/memory/flashback? You better believe it.

Locke tells Claire to come out of the jungle, because she sucks at hiding and he's humoring her. She asks how he knew she was there and Locke tells her he could smell her from a mile away and even if he couldn't he could see her gigantic matted hair sticking up over the bushes. Locke asks why she was following them and she says because Jacks' her brother. Locke sighs and walks away so Claire and Jack can have their happy reunion moment. Claire tells Jack that it's good to see him. She says it means a lot that he's coming with them. He says he hasn't decided if he is and she says yes he has, he decided the moment he let Locke talk to him, so whether he likes it or not, he's team Locke now. Jack is troubled by this because Jack has only ever been Team Edward before.

Hurley and Sawyer are talking about the sub. Kate's filling Sun in on the sub. Hurley tries to speak in Star Wars to Sawyer and he tells him he's not interested in discussing Ewoks. Can't you see we're in trouble here, Hugo? Claire comes up and hugs Hurley and Hurley tells her she looks great. I spew Sprite out of my nose from laughing so hard.

Police Sawyer is questioning Kate. He asks if she remembers him and she says yes. He says something is trying to bring them together. She asks if he's hitting on her and he says no, it would never work. He's a cop and she's a murderer. She tells him she knows he was in Australia and doesn't want anyone to know. Sawyer almost wets his pants, but I don't know why. They were on the same plane coming back from Australia. Of course she knew he had been in Australia. Miles calls him over, explains the restaurant shoot-out, and shows him footage of Sayid. Sawyer says get him, he's the bad guy.

Kate and Jack are talking about how bad Sayid is now when Glasses strolls into the camp. She asks for Desmond back. She tells her walkie talkie to show them what we're capable of. A rocket or bomb or something crashes into the jungle behind them and Locke doesn't even flinch. That is one powerful walkie talkie. She gives Locke the walkie talkie and tells him to call when they're ready for them to pick him up, and next time they won't miss. Locke smashes the walkie and yells, "DON'T TELL ME WHAT I CAN'T DO!" Wait, that's the old Locke. DarthLocke just looks excited. I understand. I took a toaster apart when I was seven and thought it was the shiz to see how it worked inside.

Claire is signing in to go visit the adoption agency. Of course, cupid Desmond shows up and chats her up. He asks why she's going to an adoption agency alone. He tries to get her to come see his lawyer first. He's kind of freaking her out, and he tries again to get her to meet the lawyer. She finally agrees. His lawyer is Illana! Illana tells Claire they've been looking for her. Weird!

JungleClaire asks Hurley what's going on and Hurley tells her people are trying to kill them again. Locke says they're going to the other island now. Locke asks for Sawyer's help. He sends Sawyer and Kate to get the sailboat. Kate is ecstatic because she loves Sawyer. Jack. Sawyer. She just needs a man, not really picky. Locke summons Sayid and they walk off together. Jack has his "Oh Crap" look on his face. Sawyer tells Jack to get Hurley, Sun, and Lepedis and meet them at the rendezvous point in an hour, and don't bring Claire because we don't want the B.O. in the sub. That's an enclosed space. Locke sends Sayid to kill Desmond. Zombie Sayid goes on his merry way to the well in the woods.

Sayid approaches the well. Des is sitting at the bottom in a pool of water and despair. He asks Sayid what Locke offered him. Sayid says Locke told him he could have Nadia back. Desmond asks what makes Sayid think Locke can bring her back and Sayid says he died and Locke brought him back with his magical Lipton Tea Hot Tub of Awesomeness. Des asks Sayid what he will tell Nadia when she asks what he did to be with her again. Sayid is perplexed. How will he ever describe a pillar of smoke who can turn into a dead person? She won't care that he killed Des. Just another notch in his killing belt.

Sideways Sayid is packing his suitcase and getting ready to leave. He tells Nadia goodbye. She asks what he did and he tells her to stall them. Miles is at the door and holds up his badge. She opens the door. Sayid tries to sneak out the back door and Sawyer trips him with the water hose and arrests him. Sawyer may be the best cop ever. I've never seen anyone use a water hose with that level of skill.

Sawyer and Kate find the boat. Kate asks what they're doing and Sawyer says not going to get Locke. He then compares Lepedis to an extra in a Burt Reynolds movie. BIGGEST LOL OF THE NIGHT! He informs her that they're not bringing Claire back with them and Kate gets all pissy, but there's really nothing she can do about it since she can't drive a boat. Jack and Claire are walking together. Jack asks her why she trusts DarthLocke and she says he didn't abandon her. DarthLocke asks Sun if she's seen Sayid and she gives him the stinkeye. DarthLocke is growing tired of her attitude. DarthLocke runs off to find Sayid, Jack rallies the troops and they run off together. Claire watches and she is mad. Not someone used the last deodorant mad, but someone stole my skull baby mad. Darth finds Sayid and Sayid totally lies about killing Des. You know he didn't do it. Darth and Sayid head back to the group and Jack and his minions run to the dock. They all load up. Claire is pointing a gun at them. I am so distracted by the rattiness of her hair. Seriously, is there a nest of raccoons in there? Kate asks Claire to come with them and she will take her back to Aaron. She tells Claire the only reason she came back was to find her and take her home to Aaron. Claire lowers her gun and boards the boat. Kate takes her gun. Claire says if he finds out they're gone, he's gonna be mad.

Sideways Jack and Sideways Jack's Son are wearing matching suits and entering Illana's office. They are there for the reading of Christian's will. Illana introduces Jack to Claire. She tells Jack that they're siblings. Jack is so shocked he's seriously overacting. The hospital calls and he asks if they can reschedule.

Back on the boat Sawyer is so worried he looks constipated. Kate's relaxing like she's on vacay in the Caymans. Lepedis asks about the plan and after Sawyer tells him he says it's a good idea and goes down to the cabin to scout out for food with Claire and Hurley. Sawyer approaches Jack and tells him he's happy he decided to come along. Jack says leaving the island doesn't feel right. Sawyer says they have pills for that. Jack says they're here because they're supposed to do something and if Locke wants them to leave then maybe he's scared of what happens if they stay. Sawyer tells him to get off the boat. He tells him he can either get off the boat or shut up. Jack apologizes for getting Juliet killed and jumps off the boat. Kate is distressed as she has lost one of her man toys. Saywer tells her that he is her only man toy now and she needs to simmer down.

Sun is in the sideways hospital. Jin is there, asleep and holding her hand. She wakes him up and asks what happened. He tells her she's going to be okay and that the baby is fine. He tells her it's over and they're all going to be okay. Jack walks by the door with David and he's questioning Jack about Claire. He leaves David in the hall to go do surgery on Locke. He notices that the patient is Locke and says he thinks he knows him.

Back on the island Jack makes it back to the beach and DarthLocke approaches him. Darth asks if Sawyer took the boat and Jack says yeah. Jin and Sun are reunited YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Hubs just said, "hope they turned the fence off." Werd. The fence was off. Everyone's happy to be back together and cheesy music plays. Lepedis points out that Sun can all of the sudden speak English again. Glasses has them all get on their knees. They drop a bomb on the other island. Jack has lost his hearing. Locke runs up and grabs him right before another bomb goes off. He asks Jack if he's ok and says it's all going to be okay. "You're with me now."

Confusing preview that tells us nothing.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Awesome blog giveaway!

My bloggy friend and idol Lauren makes the cutest headbands to sell in her Busy Bee Shoppe. Go visit her blog and enter her giveaway of a unique headband!

Then read her blog because it's wicked funny and awesome. Also read it because she loves Hunger Games, and you can't go wrong with someone who loves Hunger Games.

Team Peeta!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sara tries something new...

So this is the worst allergy season in my part of the country in the last 20 years. That's a freaking long time. Anyway, my sensitive little nose has been in a snit all week long and the last couple of days have been especially bad. I've been taking Sudafed every four hours. Then I went to the cardiologist on Friday and my resting heart rate was 120!! Way too high for someone who works out as much as I do. When I told him I was taking Sudafed he said that's probably the culprit. Pseudophedrine can raise your heart rate. Who knew? Anyway, I had to quit taking it and since then my nose has been so stopped up I can't eat or anything because I can't breathe. So tonight I went to the pharmacy and bought one of these:

Yes, that's a Neti Pot. Usually I'm not for trying new things, especially if said new thing involves pouring warm salty water into one nostril, hoping that it (and anything it dislodges) will flow out the other nostril, but lack of oxygen apparently gives you courage, so I gave it a try.

It. was. awesome. Actually, it was gross, but it worked. The first time I didn't tilt my head forward enough and I gagged. The second time the water was too hot and I set my nose on fire. The third time worked like a charm. I can breathe through my nose now. It's amazing. If you are an allergy sufferer like me, GO BUY one of these NOW. Mine cost $11 at my local CVS and was well worth it. You will not be disappointed. The great thing is it has no medication in it, so I can use it as often as I need to.


That is all. I know you were all wondering about my snot, so there you go.

And yes, I created a label for Neti Pot. I just may write about it again someday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

LOST recap

Just so you know, I'm pretty messed up tonight (thanks, seasonal allergies!). I ended up having to take a mega dose of benedryl, so sorry if my recap is disjointed and has grammatical errors.

Previously on LOST this week. I feel so special. Last week they denied me my recap. Des in the slinky box, Sayid "kidnapping" Desmond. My beloved Richard talking about killing the plane.

Some convention talking about how everyone loves Hurley and Hurley opening chicken stores all over the world and giving his money away. Lurve him. Marvin Candle introducing Hurley as man of the year! YES! My daydreams usually start this way, no lie, complete with dinosaur trophy. Hurley's mom is needling him about girlfriends. She tells him that he needs to hang out with a woman who didn't nurse him. Hurley's mom always brings the lolz! He calls her disgusting and she informs him that he has a date with Rosalita. Then she slaps his face. I love Hurley's mom. She's officially my favorite LOST minor character of all time.

Hurley is putting a flower on Libby's grave on the island. It's pretty sad. He talks to her about how ghosts talk to him, but Libby doesn't. Illana comes to tell Hugo that we're all taking a fun trip to the Black Rock to get some dynamite and Hurley's jazzed. He remembers how explosive his last trip was and is looking forward to some more good, "picking my castmate's flesh out of my hair" time. She asks about Libby and walks away while Hurley's talking about her. What the heck? Ice queen. Hurley hears foreboding voices coming from the crab grass and suddenly Michael appears and tells him he's there to stop Hurley from killing everybody. Michael tells Hurley if they blow up the plane that people will die and it's going to be his fault because people are listening to Hurley now. Jack comes up and breaks it up. No one has a conversation that Jack is not a part of.

Sideways Hurley has been stood up by Rosalita at a Tex Mex restaurant. Mmmm....I really want some salsa now. Suddenly Libby walks up. He tells her she's pretty. She tells him she's not Rosalita and he's bummed. She reveals that she saw him in a Desmond/Charlie near death vision. The bad senator from X-Men comes and retrieves Libby. She tells him that she meant everything she said. They're soul mates. She's getting in the booby hatch van to Santa Rosa Mental Health Institute. He smiles an "aw shucks" half smile. Poor Hurley. Nothing like finding out that the person you love is a few cards short of a deck.

Hurley tries convince Illana that they shouldn't blow up the plane. He's pretty hilarious in his conversation. Richard looks confused, because Jin's not there to look confused, so someone has to look confused. Illana shockingly blows herself up trying to prove how responsible she is with dynamite. Seriously. My face was like this D: . One minute Illana is calling Hurley and Moron and then she's just gone in a flash of light and puff of smoke. At least she's with her beloved Jacob now. I'm kind of bummed, because Illana was playing the part of someone with a gigantic stick up their butt. Now someone else is going to have to take on that role. No worries. Jack was standing nearby and I'm sure he will attack that role with fervor. Bonus for the beach people. They don't have to bury her, so they won't lose any time.

Locke is whittling wood and Sawyer asks if he talks to wood now. Locke says, "That's what she said." and they both laugh uproariously over a couple of beers. Kate asks what they're waiting for and Locke waves his huge knife in Kate's face and tells her to stop being such a killjoy. Sayid shows up and leads Locke to loopy, but still beautiful, Desmond.

Hurley walks up to a hut on the beach...whose hut? Illana maybe? He finds a bag (Jacob's ashes??) and closes it. Then he takes it, because if someone blows themselves up on the beach it's finders keepers when looting their hut. Richard is flailing around and says they should go for more dynamite. Richard has been doing a lot of flailing lately. I hope he's feeling okay. He seems to have lost control of his arms. Jack's trying to be the boss. I told you he'd take possession of Illana's stick. Hurley tells them to go get the dynamite, Richard's right. Everyone says, "Duuuuuurrrr, okay Hurley, whatever you say! We're stoopid by the way."

Sideways Hurley walks into one of his restaurants and orders a bucket of chicken. The cashier says something about the size of the chicken bucket and Hurley grabs his throat and yells, "Lay off me, I'm starving!" Who's staring at him from the soda machine? It's DES! I love Sideways Des so much. He's sexy and wears metrosexual shirts. Des comments on Hurley's large amount of chicken. Hurley explains about Libby and Desmond asks him if she believed her. Hurley said yes. Des is intrigued. He tells Hurley to go with his gut and try to find out where she thinks she knows him from before he gives up on her. Sideways Des is cupid. He needs wings, a diaper, and bow and arrows.

Locke squats down in front of Desmond, who has been tied to a tree by Sayid. Desmond assures Locke he won't run away and Locke cuts his ropes. Locke asks why Des is back at the island. Des explains about the slinky box. Locke asks if Des knows who he is and Des says he's John Locke. Locke takes a walk with Des (ummmm...serioulsy jealous of Locke right now). Ben is being philosophical about Illana's death and wonders what will happen to them when the island is done with them. They're back at the Black Rock now. Richard says he's going in alone. Suddenly Hurley comes running from the Black Rock and the whole ship goes up in a big shebang. Richard is going to tear him up. Richard asks why he did it and Hurley said he's protecting them. Okay, sidenote...HOW DID HURLEY BEAT THESE PEOPLE TO THE BLACK ROCK?! He's not the fastest person by any means. Really?? This and the Hot Pocket thing from last season are just asking me to suspend reality too much. A magical island that entraps people? Sure. Two entities arguing over whether people are inherently good or bad? Sure. One of those entities can turn into a pillar of smoke and bust out the Kung Fu? Sure? Hurley running faster than Richard? NOT POSSIBLE. Moving on.

Everybody's yelling at Hurley. Miles says a warning would be nice, and Hurley points out that he told them to run. He tells Miles about Michael. Miles and Hurley build some camaraderie over the whole dead people talking to them link. Hurley says that dead people are more reliable than alive people.

Hurley's at the mental institution asking to see Libby and the watery senator from X-Men denies him access. Burn! He says that Libby has issues with reality. Hurley writes dude a check to improve the rec room. Everyone's having fun in the new rec room and Hurley finally gets to see Libby. She looks so pretty. Crazy suits her. He asks her to tell him her story. She tells him about seeing him on the TV and memories of him, in another life. She tells about the crash and the island. She then tells him that she's been here (in the hospital) before and she thinks he's been there, too. She asks if he remembers her and he tells her no and apologizes. He lets her know he's not put off by her insanity. He asks her about leaving the hospital. He asks her out on a date, and she says yes. Awwwwww.

Did Locke and Co. not hear the explosion? Because it had to be pretty loud. Desmond tells Locke that the island has it in for all of them. The creepy boy is back. Locke tells Des to ignore him and boy smiles a creepy smile at Desmond before running away. Richard's still freaking out. Hurley tells Richard that Jacob says they should go talk to Locke. Richard tells Hurley to ask Jacob what the island is. Hurley walks up and tells Richard that he has nothing to prove to him and he can either come with him or stay and blow stuff up. Richard tells them that if Locke leaves the island everything is over. Ben volunteers to go with Richard. Miles goes too. Good old Lepedis, Jack, and Sun say they're going with Hurley. Richard is bumfuddled and tells them to stay out of his way.

Hurley's leading everyone through the jungle with torches. Sun asks Lepedis if they made a mistake following Hurley and Lepedis says probably. Hurley asks how to talk to a smoke monster. He tells Jack he didn't see Jacob. Jack says he knows and it's hard for him to sit back and let other people tell him what to do. Yeah, Jack. None of us could tell that you were having authority issues. Thanks for the explanation, Captain Obvious. Jack tells Hurley that he trusts him. Whispers in the woods and Hurley says he knows what they are and goes stumbling off in the woods. He finds Michael on the trail and asks Michael if he's stuck on the island and Michael says yes, because of what he did. Michael says there are others, the ones who can't move on. Hurley asks if he can help Michael and Michael tells him to stay alive. He also asks Hurley to tell Libby he's sorry if he ever sees her again.

Hurley and Libby are on the beach enjoying some cheese, because everybody likes cheese, right Hurley? Libby is staring at the ocean. She says being on the beach with Hurley seems familiar, like they're on a date they never had. She asks why he wants to be with her and he asks her the same question. She says she wants to be with him because she likes him. Libby kisses him and Hurley has memories. YAY! Chick's just happy that she's not crazy. Desmond is watching from a distance and drives off in his new, not seawater soaked car.

Locke and Des come out to an abandoned well in the middle of nowhere. There should be a lid on that well. If we learned anything from the 80's, it's that you cover up your backyard well. Locke drops a torch down in the well to show him how deep it is. Locke says the well was dug by hand. He said people were looking for electromagnetism. Locke explains that Charles is only interested in power and he wants Des here to help him find what he's looking for. Des calls Locke on his bullcrap. Locke asks why he isn't afraid. Des asks what the point is in being afraid. Locke smiles, grimaces and throws Desmond down the well. OH MY WORD. I am about to bust Locke's butt. He is definitely evil. Sawyer asked where he's been, but stops mid sentence because he sees Hurley coming into the camp. Hurley confronts Locke and asks to talk to him. Hurley tells him that no one is going to hurt or kill anyone. Locke gives Hurley his knife and his word that nothing will go down. Lepedis, Sun, and Jack emerge from the woods. Sun looks hopeful, but sees no sign of Jin. Locke greets Jack and gives him sinister eyeball and I'm pretty sure Jack wets his pants.

Sideways Des is watching wheelchair Locke. Ben knocks on his window and questions him about his purpose, being that he's been at the school staring at kids all day. Des said he's looking for a school for his son, Charlie. Ben sends him on his way. Des takes off and hits Locke in his wheelchair and keeps going.

Previews, Des is alive in the well, creepy music, explosions, lots of guns and something that looks like Sayid shooting Des in the well.

Well, we know what the whispers are now! Insights in the comments.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

LOST recap

Desmond eyeball. They're waking Des up in the sub infirmary. Glasses is talking to him and he gives her the stinkeye. Why does everyone on this show, even the civilized ones, look like they reek of B.O.? Except for Richard. He smells like rainbows and marshmallows. Glasses (I know she has a name, but I'm past the point of bothering to learn these people's names) says she's not a nurse and he asks for Penny. Charles comes out and Desmond freaks, naturally. I just realized there are three people on this show named Charles. The secret ending is that everyone is the same person! Charlie assures Desmond that Penny and little Charlie are fine, except that they're probably freaking out because Des just vanished from the hospital, stupid. Charles reveals that Desmond is on the island. Des' face starts twitching like crazy and he attacks Charles with an IV pole. Desmond screams in agony. Jin asks why Desmond is there and Charles tells glasses to take them to another room and start the test. Glasses protests, but Widmore says, "Get in your place, woman! And make me a sandwich!" Patton Oswald stunt guy is freaking out because Jin scares the poopy out of him. When he finds out that Desmond is coming he freaks out more. He must have heard about Des' mad IV pole skills. Patton Oswald stuntman sends a man into the generator. Everyone holds their breath. Some guy doesn't make sure that the big slinky room was empty and red shirt number 93093094857290934587 on the island gets fried. Desmond sees the crispified man and freaks out some more.

They cover him with a sheet and Charles tells him to take the guy away because he's medium rare and Charles likes his extras well done. They drag Desmond inside and strap him to a chair between the giant slinkies. Charles asks Desmond to make a sacrifice. He says if Des doesn't participate everyone will disappear. Probably in a puff of black smoke. HAHA! Jin tries to talk, but Charles tells him to shut up and Jin looks confused. Yay for continuity! They turn on the machine and everyone looks like they need some new pants. Charles throws the slinky switch. Desmond is going nuts and rightfully so. He collapsed in a flash of light. I hate them. Now we're floating sideways through the clouds. Desmond is in the airport staring at the flight board, because that's what you do at an airport to fit in. Hurley tells him the luggage is on carousel four. Desmond helps Claire with her suitcase and asks her what her baby is. He sees his bag and then walks out with Claire. He offers her a ride. Des is into pregnant chicks. Des tells Claire she's having a boy because he's awesomepsychic. Desmond's driver, George*, picks him up at the airport and offers to take Des to his hotel and Des says, "Heck no! Take me to the office. Des only sleeps once a week and when he does sleep he sleeps sitting up in a chair." The guy offers to find Desmond some companionship and he tells the guy to get out of his face. Des goes to see his boss. Charles Widmore. He's the DEBIL! They're friends.

Des is staring at a toy sailboat on Charles' wall. Charles yells at someone on the phone. Charles says his son is a musician and in a band called Driveshaft. Crazy. Charles offers Des a drink of his fancy scotch that he once told Des he wasn't good enough to drink and Des said, "Heck yes, I'll drink it! I am THE AWESOME!" Des goes to bail out Charlie. Charlie walks away like some rebellious teenager. He jaywalks right in front of the police station and none of the police officers do anything about it. They go into the bar and get a drink. Charlie starts badmouthing Des and Des tells him to shut his mouth. You do not talk to The Awesome like that. Charlie asks Des if he's been in love before. Charlie says he saw love on the plane back from Sydney. Des asks him to explain it. Charlie describes seeing Claire and how beautiful she was. Des calls him a poet and tells him to write a song about it, then he tells him he has a choice, be a loser, or go hang out in Charles' super posh hotel suite. He tells Desmond he doesn't really have a choice and Des says there's always a choice. They drive around to "You All Everybody" and for a second the camera focuses on random guy walking down the beach. For a second I think he's significant, but he's not. Oh wait, Charlie drives them off the pier because he's S-M-R-T smart. Des tries to free Charlie but can't get his belt free. He swims up for air and dives back down because he's the hero in this saga, you'd better believe it. Charlie puts his hand on the window and for a split second, Desmond REMEMBERS the "Not Penny's Boat" scene. HOLY MOLY! That gave me chills. Charlie gives Desmond a Locke-worthy creeptastic smile and then goes back to being a drowned man. Des pulls Charlie to the surface and calls for help.

An ER doc is checking Desmond over and asks him about hallucinations and he thinks, "Oh cripes! She knows I saw creepy Charlie hand!" She sends him for an MRI. Sideways Desmond has no friends or family. Bless his little hero heart. Technician gives him a panic button. They put him in the tube. I've had an MRI before and let me tell you, they suck. That's not a clinical term. In the MRI Des starts seeing his sidways past/future life with Penny. It disappears and he freaks. Des is looking for Charlie. The nurse is not being helpful, so Des asks Jack to help him. He doesn't need help, though, because Charlie is running down the hall in nothing but a hospital gown. Run, Charlie! Run! At least he's in L.A. and it's not cold outside. Des asks Charlie about Penny and Charlie says, "You felt it, didn't you?" Charlie leaves, but tells Desmond he'd better find Penny. So do near-death experiences bring back memories of the island? Coooooool. So now that Charlie's "seen" Claire, it seems he's deeply driven to find her.

Desmond tells Charles that Charlie escaped and he's being a meanie pants to Des and tells Des to tell Mrs. Widmore (Eloise I'm guessing?) that it's only a bloody concert. Desmond goes to find her to tell her that because he's the man. Eloise is Charles' wife. YES! And she's blathering on and on about butter knives or something. She seems surprised to see Desmond, but covers nicely. Des explains that Charlie ran away from the hospital in a backless gown. He says he takes full responsibility and she tells him not to worry about it. She forgot to be a wench because Desmond is so hot. He sexed the meanness right out of her. Desmond hears some people talking about Penny and Eloise takes the list from him. She tells him to shut up. She's going to give him the what for. She tells him to STOP doing whatever it is he's doing. He asks if she knows what he's looking for. He asks to see the list and she tells him that he's not ready yet. Des asks George if there's any alcohol in the car. Daniel comes up and knocks on the window. I love how they try to make it look mysterious "who is that?" I'd recognize Daniel anywhere, even if he is wearing a hat. Daniel tells Desmond that they need to talk.

They get out to walk and Daniel is still in his skinny tie. Daniel asks Des if he believes in love at first sight. He describes Charlotte. They basically have the same discussion as Charlie. Daniel shows Desmond his journal. he's written quantumn mechanics and he's just a musician right now. He describes the equation and Daniel asks, what if this wasn't supposed to be our life, what if something changed everything. He tells Des he doesn't want to set off a nuclear bomb. He thinks he already did. Des brushes him off and Daniel asks about Penny. Daniel asks what he saw/felt. Desmond says he doesn't know and Daniel tells him that he felt love. Des says Penny is just an idea and Daniel says no, Penny's his half sister and tells Des where to find her. Penny is running bleachers in a ginourmous stadium. Des follows her like a creepy stalker and catches her at the bottom of the stairs. He introduces himself and says hello and holds out his hand to shake hers. Suddenly we're back in the slinky box and Des is looking a little red. Charles looks proud of his boy as Glasses tries to blind him with a pen light, because she's a stinky scientist, not a doctor. Des asks how long he was unconcious and Charles says a few seconds. Charles tries to explain and Des says it's alright, he understands. He asks when they start the very important mission. Glasses and Des are walking through the jungle and Glasses wants to know why he's not acting like a psycho anymore. Sayid takes everyone out except Glasses. He must have a problem with shooting women. He points a gun at her and tells her run. He asks Desmond to come with him and Desmond complies like the good little boy he is. He seems so happy, like Charles slipped him some Zoloft or maybe some pot brownies. Now we're back in the stadium where Desmond has fainted after shaking Penny's hand. She asks if they've met before, makes sure he's alright and tries to run off, ponytail bouncing. He stops her and asks her out for coffee. She says no because she stinks. Thankfully someone on this show finally worries about the stank. She sets up a time and a place. He goes back to the limo. George asks if Des found what he was looking for. He offers to whatever Des needs. Des asks George to get 815 manifest. George asks why and Des says he needs to show them something.

I liked this episode. Plenty of Des, a little Daniel. It needed more Richard, though. And less Jack.

*George worked on the freighter. He tried to travel to the island from the freighter and ended up dying from time jumps because he did not have a constant. He's the one who took Des to the control room on the freighter to contact Penny, before it blew up.

Hurley next week! He's talking about how talking to dead people sucks and tells Jack to trust him. Oh, Jack. You and your trust issues.

Friday, April 2, 2010

What I've been up to

I know you've been wondering. First of all, the reason my LOST post was so late was because we're having trouble with our television. The problem is that it's on too much. So if we feel like going out and having fun, or staying in and having a backgammon tournament, we do that instead of turning on the TV. So we missed LOST on Tuesday and I didn't get to watch it until Wednesday.

I also would like to ask why all you people are reading my blog and not commenting? Throw a girl a bone now and then! As of right now, Michele wins my awesomest blog reader award because she comments! And congrats to her because she's about to have another baby! Here's hoping it's not on a Tuesday, Michele!

What I've been up to is this:

1) Making M's Easter dress.
Yeah, I know. I was cutting it down to the wire. What can I say? I like to live on the edge with my sewing.

Front view

Back view
For the record, this is my favorite fabric ever. I need to go buy more before they discontinue it. Also, my friend was over the other day and said, "How smart! You used a ribbon for a sash!" Yeah, that's called being lazy because I didn't want to make a sash, but thanks.

2) Making fun burp rags for my friend.

I love making burp rags. They're fast, easy, and they turn out beautiful. Why have your baby puke all over an ugly burp rag when you can have one of my beautiful ones! Oh, and they wash out.

My favorite is the one on the far left. I need to buy out that fabric, too. I like the colorful flowers in the center right, too.

3)Decorating our French doors with M

We don't have much room in this house. It's pretty crowded and we just repainted with the intention of putting the house on the market, so we can't hang anything on the walls (I just accidentally typed anythong. For the record we won't hang anythong on the wall either). So M and I decorate the French doors. Right now we're working on spring scenes. The photos are dark because my camera only uses the flash when it feels like it. Temperamental weirdo camera.

First of all, M is big on glitter. She loves the stuff. So we use it in just about every craft we do. The butterflies are fold and paint. Very simple. Cut a butterfly out of construction paper, let your child paint one half of the butterfly, then fold the wings over and smash them together. Pull them apart and they have the same pattern on both wings. M loved it because of the paint and the smashing. I loved it because it wasn't too messy and it wasn't frustrating for her, as a lot of crafts are at this stage. Oh, and the penguins were one of our winter crafts, but she won't let me take them down.

The other door is our "rainy" door. That may change as we get into the summer and the rain lets up some.

4) Enjoying the bea-u-ti-ful weather we've been having lately.

This winter has been rough. Usually I'm all about winter and big cozy sweaters, fires in the fireplace, and hot cocoa, but I can only push so many cars out of my ditch, who landed there because of the unrelenting snow, before winter starts to take a toll on me. It's been wonderful to see dogwoods blooming and feel the warm sunshine again.

5)Acheiving a milestone....and saying goodbye to babydom.

What do these flowers have to do with M growing up? Good question. Hubs bought M these daisies the other day because she loves flowers, she's insanley jealous when he buys me flowers, and because M is potty trained. That's right. I don't have a baby anymore. I have a big girl. It's bittersweet. I love that we're not going to have to shell out the big bucks for diapers anymore, but, seriously, I miss my little baby. I'm proud of my big girl, but I can't believe she's this grown up.

What have you been up to lately?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

LOST recap

Previews are of Jin getting arrested in airport and Hurley telling Richard to stop the man in black. Darth Locke sending Sawyer after the plane, Sawyer with Widmore, Sawyer screwing everyone over.

Creepy night vision watching Kate and Sawyer. Claire is still busy being the crazy cat woman, DarthLocke is spinning a stick, and Jin dressing his wounds. DarthLocke has set his sights on Jin. I really wish they would get rid of the V graphic. Claire squats down nearby. Locke tells Jin that no one can leave the island unless all of the candidates leave together. Hmmm...that's interesting.

Airport security is taking Jin's $25,000. Sun questions Jin and Jin says he does whatever big daddy tells him to do. Apparently Jin and Sun are not married in alternate reality. Iiiiiiinteresting. Darth Locke leaves and tells Sayid he's in charge. Sayid says he has no feelings. OH NO! He's turning into Shannon! Locke says it will help him get through what's coming. Jin gets up to follow Locke and Sawyer gets up to follow Jin. Jin tries to tell Saywer that Locke is bad and he's hit in the chest with a poison dart, and so is everyone else! It's Widmore's men and they're after Jin. What do they want with Jin? Who's going to sit around looking confused now?

Lepedis and Miles are playing cards on the beach and Ben is questioning Illana and he's getting on her last nerve. Jack comes stumbling up and takes a drink of what I'm guessing is fermented sea water. Sun throws a knife and storms off the beach. Storming off the beach is the popular thing to do. Sun is weeding her garden. Jack tells her about the lighthouse. She tells Jack to shut his trap and go bother someone else. Surprisingly she's the one who cries, not him.

Alternate reality Jin knocks on Sun's door and tells her he's going to deliver the watch and she lets him in her room. Kinky. Anyway he asks why she's not out shopping. She starts unbuttoning her shirt. Wow. Alternate reality Sun is a tramp. So they're having an alternate reality affair.

Sun cuts her finger and looks sad about it. DarthLocke shows up and scares Sun out of her pants (if it were alternate reality Sun she would have taken her pants off literally). DarthLocke tells her he found Jin and tries to hold her hand. She is standing in front of a huge red plant like one I have never seen before and it's very distracting. She runs and Locke chases her.

Sun and Locke are running through the .....cornfield? Sun runs into a tree. You gotta watch out for those trees, Sun. They come out of nowhere.

Alternate Reality Sun wakes up and laughs at Jin. She suggest running away and tells him she has money. He asked if she planned this and she laughs. He says he loves her. Awwwwwwwwww. She tells him there's something he needs to know. Keamey's at the door and he has BIG teeth. He pushes his way into the room.

Ben finds Sun and helps her up. She has a nasty bump on her head. All the sudden she can't speak English. Ben tells her to slow down and asks who did it. She tells him Locke. DarthLocke comes into camp and finds all his minions facedown on the ground. It would of been great if he had fallen to his knees and yelled, "MY MINIONS!" at the sky. He stomps around, clearly pissed off, because his minions apparently broke into his liquor cabinet and had a huge party after he left. He wakes Sayid up and asks where Jin is.

Jin's okay. He's in the torture room where Ben locked up Alex's boyfriend. Weird glasses girl is questioning him and he tries to leave. She tasers him because she's EVIL. She wants Jin to answer questions about his Dharma maps. He asks to speak to Widmore.

Locke is sending Sayid to Hydra. Claire is giving Locke the stinkeye. She is still so dirty. Wash your face, Claire! She asks Locke if her name was on the wall. It's revealed that Claire is not a candidate, and neither is Kate. He also tells Claire that neither she or Kate are candidates, but he still needs them. Ew. DarthLocke is a dirty old man. She wants to kill Kate. He tells Claire that if Kate helps him get the other three candidates, then she can have Kate.

Sawyer confronts Locke and uses some salty language, but he wouldn't be our Sawyer without salty language. Locke and Sayid leave for Hydra to go find Jin.

AR Sun give Keamey the watch. Bald man comes in and says he can't find Mr. Kwon. Keamey notices that there are two champagne flutes, so Jin's either in the room or Sun's a raging drunk. Jin sucks at hiding. He didn't even get in the shower. He was just standing there, right in front of the door. They have an associate who speaks many languages. Mikhail! It's Mikhail who blew up the Looking Glass and killed Charlie. Keamey doesn't want Sun's money. Keamey takes Jin to the restaurant for some eggs because Kemey's all about the eggs.

Back on the beach Jack is treating Sun's head injury. Illana is smiling and Miles asks her why. It's because Richard is back! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH. On Hydra Locke walks up to the smoke monster fence and thinks it's funny that they are shooting at him because he has a sick sense of humor. They walk him down the beach to talk to Widmore. Locke asks him about Jin and Charles feigns ignorance. Locke declares war on Charles. Can evil war against evil like that? Shouldn't they join forces so they can be the SUPEREVIL?

Richard has them pack up and Jack is questioning him, of course, because Jack can't stand it when someone else is the leader. Sun goes off on Richard and...can you guess what she did? Yeah, she storms off the beach.

AR Sun is at the bank and they tell her that the account is closed, by Mr. Paik. At the restaurant Baldy is locking Jin in the meat locker and Keamey tells him to be careful. He gets a wet cloth to clean Jin's head. Then he ties him up with some duct tape. Keamey reveals that Paik knew about the affair and the 25,000 was Keamey's fee to kill Jin. Keamey says he's sorry and tapes Jin's mouth shut.

Widmore and Glasses argue about Jin. Charles asks her to get a package from the submarine and take it to the infirmary. Widmore goes to speak with Jin. He shows Jin Sun's camera with pictures of their daughter. Jin cries. Take note, Jack, this is something real that a man should cry about. Widmore tells Jin that if DarthLocke gets off the island that everything will cease to be. They have to stop the man in black. He then invites Jin to the infirmary to see the package, who is a who, not a what. So, is Widmore good now? I'm so confused.

AR Jin is sitting in the meat locker and hears Sayid kill Keamy and Co. He panics and starts kicking the door, because that's what you do when you hear a raging gunfight on the other side of the door. Sayid barges in. Jin asks Sayid to free him and Sayid gives him the razor blade and tells him good luck. Mikhail takes Sun to the restaurant and pulls his gun. Sun freaks when she sees Keamey and his goonies all dead on the floor. Jin pulls a gun on Mikhail. Jin tells him to put the gun down or he'll kill him. In the fight Sun gets shot. Jin gathers her up and she tells him she's pregnant.

Jack comes up to Sun on the beach and she ignores him. Go sister. Jack gives her a notepad and tells her to try to write English. She can. Yay! This is how I communicated all through my laryngitis. Jack tells her he found something in her garden when he was looking for Locke. It's a tomato from her garden. Sun writes that she's sorry and draws an emoticon. Jack tells her it's ok. He asks what Locke said. She says he said he had Jin, but she doesn't trust....I'm not sure what she doesn't trust. I think it says, "I don't trust V." Stupid V logo. She doesn't trust DarthLocke. Jack asks if she trusts him and she says yes and he promises to help her find Jin if she just comes with him. She agrees.

Kate's sitting next to Sawyer shooting the breeze about STDs or something. She asks why he's not worried and he says he is, he just isn't a heaver and a hand flapper like Kate. Locke comes wandering out of the jungle and tells Sawyer he sent Sayid to find out what was in the locked room on the sub. Glasses and someone are dragging Des out of the sub. I want to kill these people. Now I want evil Sayid to kill them and for the smoke monster to win. They have my Des, and they are not being nice to him.

Previews: We are rocking the bagpipes next week.