Wherefore Art Thou, Juliet?

As any good English Lit student knows, the above question is not asking where Juliet is, but what she is all about. What makes you tick, Juliet? It looks like you won’t be going home anytime soon, and it also looks like you are stuck with the LOSTies. But they are really ‘the others’ to you, so you might still have something up the sleeve of that now-very-muddy, trendy top of yours.
For 100 other questions with no answers yet, check out Shannon’s LOST post from last week. With this much unknown, it is a wonder I am still watching this crazy show!!!

Riding Shotgun With Hurley

That was much, much, much better of an episode last night, LOST-writer guys. I’m so glad to be back on the island and having fun with the guys. Hurley is one of my favorite characters, and it was good to see more of his life story. Wasn’t he adorable as a little guy? And Cheech Marin as his dad! He is looking old. So fun to watch the men get the VW Dharma Van going- I enjoyed the banter between Sawyer and Hurley, Charlie and Hurley. The meteor hitting the restaurant was pretty funny. (This is that kind of show, where a meteor hitting a restaurant is a bit funny). I had a bunch of witty things to say last night, right after the show, but the computer was off by then and I didn’t want to boot it up. So my comments are looking rather bland now. To sum up, it was a good watch, the kind of episode that makes me like LOST. For one of the great moments from last night’s episode, click here.

The Sale Is On

Luke is now officially a seller on Ebay! He has some cycling jerseys up for sale right now, but so do hundreds of other people. Maybe we should put our house on there.

To hear a funny song about Ebay, click here.

Ode to Eko

Mr. Eko was one of my favorite characters in LOST. I think he had a really interesting past, and I liked his attitude. I did start to take issue with him when he talked about Jesus needing baptized to cleanse Him of His sin (WHICH IS ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE), but other than that, I liked having him around. He will be missed.

No More TV?

Mel at Our Blessed Arrows has posted her Frugal Fridays tip about getting rid of your TV. This is a timely post for me, as I have already been thinking hard about this.
There was a time in our family life that we spent a significant time without a TV, then one season we found ourselves with some extra cash, and we bought an entertainment center for the living room. One of those items in it was a TV. I felt a bit strange going back to having one and still am not at peace with the arrangement. If it is there in the house, it is usually on more than it should be, and I see how it makes my kids act out in unattractive ways when they have watched too much.
My husband and I talked a little about this just last night; if we got rid of it now, we wouldn’t really suffer much, because the one show we watch has the episodes available to watch online. Quite coincidentally, the shelf that holds up the TV gave way a couple of days ago, and now the thing is being held up by a subwoofer, a phone book, and an NIV Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. Hmmm. The space given up by the TV would be perfect for storing CD’s that currently do not have a home.
I can see where not having one would save you money; off the top of my head, I can attribute at least $80 in spending as a result of watching TV: buying Season 1 and 2 of LOST.
See all the Frugal Friday tips here.

Burton Funnies

We were watching Wheel of Fortune tonight, and the one guy solves the puzzle.
A shakes her head and says rather disgustedly,”I didn’t solve it. But if the puzzle would have been ‘CANNED PEAS’, I definitely would have gotten it.”

“Very Unpleasant”

Yep. That describes what the next few months will be like, watching LOST. Luke and I were enjoying watching Season 2 on DVD, having the great non-antenna picture, and seeing all the extra stuff. Talk about delayed gratification: now we are back to seeing only 43 minutes of the plot at a time, and are left to wonder all week what is going on. I’m gonna need to see that episode again. Good thing my mom records it since she’s gone at choir Wednesday nights.
So Henry, nee Ben, is the head honcho around the paradise cove, but it appears that some aren’t exactly fully behind his leadership. I am racking my brain trying to figure out where I have seen that girl before. I don’t think we have already seen her on LOST, but I don’t watch much else, so what would it have been? I could look it up, but don’t want to take the time on the computer.
I think that Jack was hallucinating a little at the end, and that the others don’t really know all that stuff about him. That is part of what makes this show interesting: once you are on the island, your perception of reality is just as important as the true reality. It is like they are woven together.
I miss Desmond and Locke terribly. I hope they survived. Slim chance, though. The writers would have to dig into soap opera plots to have them still be alive:
Suddenly Desmond wakes up, finds he has been in a coma for 4 years…
Suddenly John wakes up, finds he has been sleeping at his desk…
Oh, no dey dinit…