Saturday, April 24, 2010

Not all who wander...

When we lived in Atlanta, Caroline took a 2 hour nap everyday after lunch. For a frazzled mama, it was heaven on earth. If I was a good mama and got all of my chores done I treated myself to a few episodes of "Lost" online. If you don't know what "Lost" is you should just probably find another blog to read. I will see you again next week with more cute pics of the girl...

Ok...are they gone?...Good...How could I possibly explain the majesty that is "Lost" to someone who has never seen an episode? How do I describe "The Others" or the Smoke Monster or the Hatch or just what that four toed statue is? Well, I can't. I don't want to. For those that have never seen "Lost" or missed a few episodes in the beginning and got lost (like I did), they should log on to while it is still there and begin at the beginning. For those of us who are so engrossed in "Lost" that we don't mind having to read other blogs and articles just to figure out what is going on (Doc Jensen at is my fav.) I have created my own "Lost" playlist. My original playlist on itunes is actually 108 minutes. So if you are ever stuck in the Hatch pressing the buttons this is something to pass the time :)! For the purpose of my blog I picked some of my favorite characters and dedicated songs to them. If you are interested in hearing the actual song scroll down to my play list on the right hand side and enjoy! (Yes, I do realize I am a nerd and have no life!)

Let's start with:
Wow! How long has that guy been on the island stewing? What does he do to pass the time? Chess...Backgammon? I hope he at least picked up a book or two and read.
My song for him is: Hours Pass Like Centuries by Taken by Trees
The title speaks for itself but pay attention to the lyrics:

Hours pass like centuries
(Centuries, centuries)
When you set up for a change
(For a change, for a change)

Don't take you far away
(Far away, far away)
From where you are today
(Today, today)

Which brings us to :


He shows up claiming to be someone else. He sacrifices his daughter in the name of the island. He claimed to have direct ties to Jacob. In the end, he turns out to just be some guy, a pawn.

I dedicate Simple X by Andrew Bird. Again, pay attention to the lyrics:

so here at the end
the war is over
there’s nothing left to defend
no cliffs of Dover
so let us put down our pens
and this concludes our test
our minds are scattered about
from hell to breakfast

hold your fire
take your place around an open fire
don’t open fire

At the end, his "power" is taken from him and he is simply Ben and that is his great downfall.

Up next:

Kate -

After half a season we learn Kate was on flight 815 in handcuffs. She was wanted for murder. She had a chance to start over on the island. When the Oceanic 6 are rescued she tries to have a clean slate life with Jack and Aaron, but old demons have a way of showing up and she and Jack just can't make it work. This really sucks considering they have to go back to the island, together.

So for Kate, I dedicate:

We Might as Well Be Strangers by Keane. Here come the lyrics:

I don't know your face no more
Or feel your touch that I adore
I don't know your face no more
It's just a place I'm looking for
We might as well be strangers in another town
We might as well be living in a different world...

I don't know your thoughts these days
We're strangers in an empty space
I don't understand your heart
It's easier to be apart

Everybody loves Hurley:

The lovable Hugo, the trustworthy Hurley. At the beginning of "Lost", Hurley provided some much needed comic relief. By the end, he was just as valuable to the mission as the rest of them. Oh, and he can see dead people! He had a way of making that seem really cool.

For Hurley, I dedicate We Will Become Silhouettes by Postal Service.

I've got a cupboard with cans of food,
filtered water, and pictures of you
and I'm not coming out until this is all over.
And I'm looking through the glass
Where the light bends at the cracks
And I'm screaming at the top of my lungs
Pretending the echoes belong to someone
Someone I used to know

Daniel Farady -

Who knew nerdy could be so cute? Daniel lands on the island and informs the castaways he was there to rescue them. If only it were that easy! He was in a group of misfit "researchers" which included Charlotte, tall, red-headed and beautiful and Daniel was in love with her. Too bad about the time jumping. Charlotte became a victim and Daniel was left with a notebook full of physics that didn't seem so important anymore.

To the simple scientist I dedicate: The Scientist by Coldplay (This happens to be one of my favorite songs of all time so I am glad it works!)

Running in circles
Coming up tails
Heads on the science apart

Nobody said it was easy
It's such a shame for us to part
Nobody said it was easy
No one ever said it would be this hard

Oh take me back to the start

I was just guessing
At numbers and figures
Pulling the puzzles apart

Questions of science
Science and progress
Do not speak as loud as my heart

Oh tell me you love me
Come back and haunt me
Oh and I rush to the start

OK, I am still reeling at the whole Jin/Sun story and the drastic turn it took.

They began "Lost" in what seemed like a shell of a marriage. When he told her to button her sweater in the airport I was ready to hate the guy, but the more we found out about these two the more we rooted for them. I cried right along with Sun as the Widmore boat exploded; I also was giddy when they found each other again after so long only to be captured by Widmore's people.

To these two I dedicate If It's the Beaches by The Avett Brothers:

Don't say it's over
Cause that's the worst news I could hear I swear that I will
Do my best to be here just the way you like it
Even though its hard to hide
Push my feelings all aside
I will rearrange my plans and change for you

If I could go back
That's the first thing I would do I swear that I would
Do my best to follow through
Come up with a master plan
A homerun hit, a winning stand
A gaurantee and not a promise
That I'll never let your love slip from my hands

If it's the beaches
If it's the beaches' sands you want
Then you will have them
If it's the mountains' bending rivers
Then you will have them
If it's the wish to run away
Then I will grant it
Take whatever what you think of
While I go gas up the truck
Pack the old love letters up
We will read them when we forget why we left here

Sawyer, Sawyer, Sawyer...

So many nicknames...So little time. Sawyer is a very complicated character. At first we loved to hate him. He would sit in his little tent with his stash of goodies and act like the king of the hill. As the seasons wore on we find out that deep down Sawyer is that hurt little boy who watched from under the bed as his dad kills his mom and then kills himself. All the con work, all the running, all the searching for the real Sawyer always lead him back to the real him, James Ford. To Sawyer, I dedicate Midnight Rider by The Allman Brothers Band (Seriously, this song is Southern Rock at it's finest!)

Well, I've got to run to keep from hidin',
And I'm bound to keep on ridin'.
And I've got one more silver dollar,
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no,
Not gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider.

And I don't own the clothes I'm wearing,
And the road goes on forever,
And I've got one more silver dollar,
But I'm not gonna let 'em catch me, no
Not gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider.

And I've gone by the point of caring,
Some old bed I'll soon be sharing


Where to begin...

1) Was paralyzed but when he crashed landed on the island he could walk...2) Believed the island had a purpose for bringing him there...3) Found the hatch with Boone...4)Thought backgammon is way better than checkers...5)I could go on. Locke is definitely a complicated character. Let's just leave it at that.

To him I dedicate: Lost! by Coldplay:

Just because I’m losing
Doesn’t mean I’m lost!
Doesn’t mean I’ll stop
Doesn’t mean I'm across

Just because I’m hurting
Doesn’t mean I’m hurt
Doesn’t mean I don’t get what I deserved
No better and no worse

I just got lost
Every river that I tried to cross
Every door I ever tried was locked
Oh and I’m just waiting ‘til the shine wears off

Dr. Jack Shepard

The man of Science...If it can't be explained logically then it doesn't exist. In the first few episodes of "Lost" Jack uttered the running theme for the show, "Live together or Die alone." He became the unofficial Official Leader of the Castaways, a job he was not always comfortable with but suited him. Toward the end of the series we are beginning to see why.

To him I dedicate "Hold Hands and Fight" by The Rosebuds

I have told myself I know
A thousand ways to leave this place
We must tie our shoes on tight
For the march ahead through sleepy beds
And we'll get by
And we tell ourselves one more time
We get by
And we brace ourselves and hold our hands and fight

Desmond and Penny

I know they are two people but I am a sucker for a good love story. I have to tell you "The Constant" is by far the greatest episode ever broadcast. Desmond tried so hard to impress Penny (or really her father) by entering that sailing contest. That just proves "Time is nothing." To these two I dedicate "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure

Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed her face and kissed her head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
To make her glow
"Why are you so far away?" she said
"Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you
That I'm in love with you"

Soft and only
Lost and lonely
Strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You're just like a dream

Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me

Well, I honestly don't know what I am going to do with myself on Tuesday nights starting in June. "Lost" has been those rare shows that actually makes you think and guess and ponder. Who knows maybe I will just start back at Season One...

Speaks for themselves...

There isn't much of a story here...

We wanted to feel the sand between our toes...

It was a little chilly...
We got to spend time together...

It was the perfect Sunday afternoon...

The End

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Peter Cottontail need not apply...

She is trying to write her name. She can do "C", "A", and "L"

Stay tuned for beach pictures...