Saturday, March 28, 2009

Day 144...spring.

Daffodils from my yard. They smell soooo good!

This one is for my sister who loves red cardinals. He was sitting at the top of this tree, just singing his little heart out. :D

Friday, March 27, 2009

********* it is. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!********

This info was taken from someone's friend who was supposedly an extra in the season finale this year. Take it for what it's worth. Keep in mind that anyone who works on the set of LOST, in particular the actors, sign a confidentiality statement saying that if they talk about the show, they could be sued for $5 million bucks, so don't know how true any of this is, but here you go.


Her main scene was when Locke and one of the "others" get into a huge fight over leadership of the group. Alpert is on the sidelines. She described their system of leadership as a shared power structure and never just one central leader which kind of contradicts Ben's role in previous seasons. She said there are a lot of the others who we have never seen before and they are very high up in the hierarchy and reside in and around areas of the island we have never seen before including and mainly the temple. Her role in this scene was to wipe the wounds of the injured man. Apparently Locke takes on this guy and kicks his butt.

She said their is a truly insane plot twist that occurs in the 2nd half of the season finale involving the temple. This twist involves a group of people walking out of the temple. They cleared the set of all the extras. They removed a ton of the crew members and she was told this scene was off the daily shooting sheet for non-principle actors and crew. She got the lowdown on the scene but they did not want the extras to see what they were doing. The make-up department was working overtime and had been working in the three separate trailers for over 6 hours. She witnessed Daniel Dae Kim (Jin) exit his trailer and watched as he was quickly ushered to the temple set. Here's the insane part. Daniel Dae Kim was dressed like a 70 year old man!!! He was aged with make-up and had a medium length white beard. She missed several other actors who had already been taken to set but everyone on the set was talking about it. Three or four of the main actors were all made up to look like older versions of themselves.

In the days to follow, the only details on the scene that leaked out of the crew was that a group of people who we know very well walk out of the temple in 2007 and she believes they speak to Locke. These people are central to the hierarchy of the others in 2007 and the temple is a place where they have hid out for a very long time unable to leave for fear of messing with the islands history but I guess something happens so they can leave the temple.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

"If I were to say to you.....Sayid you couldn't get much higher...

....Come on baby, light my fire!!!
Okay. I know that was a little cheesy, but I thought it fit nicely with last night's episode, He's Our You. Let's face it, mind-altering, truth-telling drugs were not too hard to come by in the '70s, so it's no wonder that the hippie Dharma witch doctor (Oldham) would have such unique "torture" methods. I'm sure it beats bamboo under the fingernails. However, lets begin with little Sayid....
Even at like 10 years old, Sayid was already a bad a$$. Chickens....'s all the same to Sayid. Not really too surprising. However, I do notice that same, "I can kill you with my bear hands, but I'm really just a big softie at heart" kind of look in his eyes even as a child.
So Oldham questions Sayid after doping him up and Sayid proceeds to tell them all the truth about why he is there....the 100%, no fingers crossed truth. He even proceeds to tell them, "I am from the future." Best line of the night was Oldham, "Maybe I should have just given him half a dropper." Luckily, they all think Sayid is just tripping and they do not believe anything he says. Lucky for Mr. LaFleur & Co.
Also, we found out how Sayid ended up on the Ajira flight. I thought it was funny how Sayid says, "Can we take a different flight?" after seeing Jack and Hurley at the airport. I had thought there was a possibility that Ben ended up bloodied and bruised on the flight from Sayid, but this scene almost confirms my suspicion that Ben indeed went to try to kill Penny and it is in fact Desmond who roughed him up.
The big shocker moment came in the last 2 minutes of the show when young Ben, thinking Sayid is taking him to The Others' camp, follows Sayid into the jungle, only for Sayid to knock out Jin, take Jin's gun and proceed to shoot young Ben right through the heart with it. Good shot Sayid. Of course, a lot of people are saying, "Oh no....Ben's dead..." blah blah blah!! Sorry, not buying it. Kate will flash her eyelashes at Jack and get Jack to save him....or Juliette will step up and do it....or the island/Smokey will heal him....or Oldham may have some more "magic dust." Whatever the reason, Ben will be least physically. This is probably the straw that breaks the camel's back though. I think he will definitely "snap" after this betrayal. No wonder he has always been so crazy mean to Sayid.
I have read a potentially very spoilery rumour about the filming of the season finale. However, I don't know how reliable it is and because a lot of people do not like to be "spoiled" I am leaving it up to my blog readers to determine if they want to hear it or not. Leave me a comment of yea or nay and let me know.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

142, 143, 144

Diet Pepsi is my friend.

.....and so I have. :D

My poor sick baby. He feels so bad. :(

Sneak peeks from tonight's episode...He's Our You.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

365 update!

Enjoying the sunshine and finally over being sick.

Emily wanted to make cupcakes.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


In case you were wondering, like Hurley and I were, namaste (Sanskrit in origin) is a generally spoken greeting or salutation with a literal translation of "I bow to you." That's interesting since it seemed Jack and Co. were pretty much "bowing" to Sawyer and Co. this whole episode. I liked the scene with Jack and Sawyer at the end, when Sawyer basically told Jack that he is in control now. I don't think Jack is going to just lay down and let that happen though.

I loved the opening of this episode, seeing how the Ajira flight ended up on Island #2. Kudos to Lapidus for being so cool about the landing. I'm liking his character a lot this season. Sun follows Ben into the jungle. This episode had some creepy parts in it, the first of which was when Ben suddenly appears behind Sun....but she got even when she whacked him with the boat oar. She's a woman on a mission!! When her and Lapidus finally get to present-day Dharmaville, they encounter creepy part number two of the night.....

Christian Shephard. He's looking well for being a dead guy. It totally creeped me out though when the door was opening. BTW, did we all notice the whispers right before we saw him?? Not to mention the trees shaking when they got to the island that were probably Smokey. In any case, Christian tells Sun she's got a bit of a journey before she can reunite with her hubby. Better go find Marty McFly and Doc Brown, Sun.
One of the first things I noticed when I saw this scene was The Muppet Show playing on the screen in the upper left corner! ha ha!! "It's time to get things started, on The Muppet Show tonight." Jin is looking for any sign that a plane landed on the island after finding out that's how Jack & Co. got to the island. Instead, he finds Sayid in the jungle and takes him back to The Flame where Radzinsky is building the model of The Swan station. LaFleur (a.k.a. Sawyer) gets called in and basically saves Sayid's a$$ and takes him back to Dharmaville and locks him up. In another creepy turn of events, Sayid (now the captive) gets a visit from......dun....dun...dun.....

child Ben. Remember when Ben was Sayid's prisoner? It was interesting how child Ben interacted with Sayid....interesting and creepy. This kid is doing great at playing his part. According to the producers, this is just the beginning of Ben's story line, so be prepared to learn a lot more about the notorious island bad guy.

One last thing to note. Last week I had mentioned that I thought the 4-Toed Statue could be Horace, but I have changed my mind after hearing different theories and now I am on the Taweret bandwagon. The following is a Wiki entry describing the Egyptian goddess of fertility. I am thinking that possibly when this statue gets destroyed (thus leaving only the 4 Toed part), that will be the time when babies are no longer able to be born on the island. It's protector will be destroyed.

Early during the Old Kingdom, the Egyptians came to see female hippopotamuses as less aggressive than the males, and began to view their aggression only as one of protecting their young and being good mothers, particularly since it is the males that are territorially aggressive. Consequently, Taweret became seen, very early in Egyptian history, as a deity of protection in pregnancy and childbirth. Pregnant women wore amulets with her name or likeness to protect their pregnancies. Her image could also be found on knives made from hippopotamus ivory, which would be used as wands in rituals to drive evil spirits away from mothers and children.
In most subsequent depictions, Taweret was depicted with features of a pregnant woman. In a composite addition to the animal-compound she was also seen with pendulous breasts, a full pregnant abdomen, and long, straight human hair on her head.

BTW, Juliette isn't too happy that Miss Kate is back, is she??? Hmmm...Kate better be careful if she gets under a car in the motorpool...that jack might just slip.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


I'm sure some of you have been thinking I was MIA. I have been so bad about updating lately, but I have been pretty sick for about 5 days and have not felt up to doing too much. However, today I feel much better and so I am finally updating my 365 pics. BTW, don't forget to catch LOST tonight and tune in tomorrow for my recap!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A picture story....(counted as a 365)

Once upon a time, Karen received this in the mail, and it sucked......

.........but not quite as bad as this............

.........but thankfully, she knew him.......

..............who just happened to own this................ he and King Sam installed this yesterday..................

............and they all lived happily ever after!!!! Thanks so much Ace!!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 9, 2009

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

That '70s Show!!!

Welcome to the 70s! Complete with long hair, bell bottoms, "questionable" brownies....and Dharma!! Do I need to say how much I LOVED last night's Sawyer-centric episode? We start off with the left-behinders time shifting again as John is being lowered into the well. This time the island goes WAY, WAY back in time....and we get a glimpse of this.....

....even if it was for just a split second until they flashed again! The infamous 4-toed statue!!! My jaw dropped when I saw this!! As you can see from this pic, this seems to be an Egyptian statue, possibly Horace or Anubis. This would tie-in all the Eqyptian themes of the show, such as the heiroglyphics in the Swan station, Hurley always drawing the Sphinx or the Pyramids, etc. As far as the necklace, it is an Egyptian ankh. Here is some info on it.

The ankh was the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "eternal life". Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. It is also known as the key of life, the key of the Nile.

Interesting....I wonder if Richard Alpert has one of these.

So Sawyer and Co. have stopped time traveling and are now in the '70s Dharma Initiative time period....and they have been there for 3 years. That was pretty interesting since that is how long the '06ers have been gone too. In that 3 year time span, a lot has taken place. "Jim LaFleur" is head of security with Jin and Miles in his ranks, Juliette has suddenly learned a lot about auto mechanics, (we didn't see what Daniel was doing after 3 years....probably something closely related to child-Charlotte), Horace Goodspeed is the leader of Dharma and his wife, Amy, has the first baby we have seen delivered safely on the island. The question is....who is that baby boy??? Some speculate it could be Ben, others say it is Ethan. I think it is someone more imporant than that. Maybe it is Jacob??? Hopefully we will find out soon. We also find out there was a truce between Dharma and The Others....that is until Sawyer killed some of them. This explains how Dharma was able to build the different stations around the island without the interference from "hostiles." Luckily, Sawyer's fast-talking conman skills helped reestablish the truce and all is well once again.

"Hold your horses bonsai, no one's getting on any sub." Horace tells Sawyer that his people will be loaded onto the sub and transported to Tahiti first thing in the morning. This is just what Juilette wants, what she has wanted for a long time.......but then she has a change of heart and stays 3 more years. What would cause her to do such a thing????

I have to admit, I was not keen on the Juliette/Sawyer love story that has been building this season. I have always been a "Skater" (Sawyer + Kate = Skate). However, after watching last night's episode, even I have to agree that Juliette and Sawyer seem pretty good together. Now that Kate and Jack are back though, this crazy love square is going to get pretty interesting.


Speaking of Jack and Kate....and the next episode, "Namaste," we see them inducted into Dharma. We also see that Sayid is captured as one of "The Others." So all this time, he's been hanging out with Richard.....always the smart one, that Sayid. Below is a promo pic for the next episode which will not air for 2 WHOLE WEEKS!! I am already having withdrawls. Hopefully I will find something to blog about between now and then!!

Time keeps slippin'.....

First off, I must apologize for not updating the blog for a few days. Since starting my new schedule, I have had little time to do much else besides work, drive kids to work, cook dinner, get kids ready for bed and try to squeeze in some workout time before I have to hit the hay myself. With that being said, I have not been keeping up with my 365. I have yet to take a shot this whole WEEK!! AHHH!! I am so disappointed in myself, but I just cannot seem to find the time. Mondays and Fridays offer me an opportunity to get some shots in though, so hopefully I can make up for the rest of the week on those days. However, there may not be posts from me as regularly as there have been. I am still going to try to get shots in though. So, since I haven't had time to get any shots in this week, I am recycling some previous shots that I took for the 365 but did not use.

This one was funny and reminds me of Wayne's World...."No stairway???? DENIED!!!"

Reflected in my husband's truck.