Friday, May 28, 2010


Just a quick note to give thanks to those who have gone before. Many have gone before to pave the way and create the life that I have now. Memorial day is a time for us to remember. For me it was my sister Catherine, my mother Lynn, both sets of grandparents Keith & Harriett Peterson & James and Irene Crummett, and an uncle Danny. Many memories that made me who I am. I am thankful for their example and the time that I had with them.

This weekend, and always we celebrate their lives and remember the good times by fighting the good fight. We keep on keepin' on! So throw another steak on the grill and down a cold Dr. P for your loved ones. I know I will!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The End.

Lost. Finale. I loved it! I thought it was a great way to end this chapter in the lives of the characters that we have grown to love theses past six seasons. I thought that the way the Island time line was completed was great. (I would love to see a story on Hugo and Ben’s time as island caretakers.) I think it would have been a different place than the island that Jacob ran. Hurley would help people in a different way.

I’ll jump right to the part that gave a lot of people trouble; The end. The final 20 minutes of the episode pulled all the characters together in the flash-sideways timeline. There are many interpretations to what is represented when the characters reunite. Here is my take.

The flash-sideways/ alt timeline was not a timeline at all, but another step in the process called existence/ life. After their time on the island (which was real) they all live their lives and died for who knows how long. Jacob was on the island for centuries, how long was Hugo there?  Upon dying, then they were in a place where the plane landed in LA and they did not have the memories of their time on the island. Little by little through contact with one another they see small glimpses of the lives that they had and the people they were with. Then when they find someone with whom they had a significant relationship all the memories come rushing back. Then they are ready to move on. And they know. So they want to share their knowledge with the rest of the people they shared a life-changing experience with.

I couldn’t think of a better way to end, then to remember all the good times, be reunited with people I love and move on.

Thanks LOST.
*FYI I was listening to “Tricia Tanaka is Dead” while I wrote this!

The Final LOST Untangled...

Before I  share my thoughts on the LOST finale... I thought I'd share the final LOST Untangled. In case anyone needs some clarification...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Jerry Seinfeld was on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the other night and was hilarious! The talked right through the commercial break- so online they included that footage too!

Here is the part that aired-

Here is the un-aired clip-

Yet again... more LOST

This comes from NPR. Proof that you can listen to NPR AND be part of POP culture!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another LOST song!

Another LOST Tribute song. Next week we may not remember these, but LOST will always be with us.
"ANSWERS" by Jesse David Weeks

"ANSWERS" by Jesse David Weeks from Jeff Hammond on Vimeo.

Hip Hip Tribute to LOST

Here is a hip hop tribute to LOST. The lyrics are all about LOST and how it made the singer feel. I love how you can hear the LOST musical score in the background. Thanks to Nik at Nite for sharing this. Best part:
This is brilliant, from the LOLs at 2:30 (seriously, I laughed out loud) to the sadness I felt when I realized they were pretty much explaining exactly how I felt: "Just like Sawyer loved Juliet but had to let her go/ Man that’s sorta how I feel when I think about this show..."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Lost Cast Says "Goodbye"

The Cast of LOST says "Goodbye"

This is the week

This is it. The last week of regular LOST episodes. This Sunday is the series finale. It's bittersweet. It will be great to see many questions answered, but when you are invested in certain characters it's hard to see them go. There have always been shows that I have liked. I would much rather see them end like LOST, where the writers and creators get to end it on their terms- versus the network canceling it without a proper ending. A few shows that I think of when I reminisce about LOST are: Alias- although since I own the DVDs it never really ends. Friends- We bought the DVDs as they were released and yep we have all ten seasons. Friends was another that ended on their own terms. Then Quantum Leap. In high school I'll admit that I was a little on the geeky side, I liked my weekly dose of Dr. Sam Beckett. QL was cancelled before the writers could work it out the way they wanted.

LOST is going out in style. If you haven't heard (or you've been living in a cave). Sunday on ABC is all about LOST. The finale will be 2.5 hours long. Plus a Jimmy Kimmel special later that night. So get ready! To wet your appetite, here is the latest LOST: Untangled.

Read all the LOST Posts Here

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wow. Only one more real...

Only one more real episode left until the finale. The 2.5 hour finale! We have to wee how many people tune in. Anyway... "Across the Sea" was more about Jacob and the Man in Black... Who it turns out, was Jacob's brother! LOST Untangled does a good job of clearing up the mess....

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

El Fin Se Acerca! The End Is Near!

The End of LOST, that is. Only two more episodes until the season finale on May 23! Until then... Get Untangled!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

The search is over!

For those who keep up with facebook, twitter and the occasional blog post you, no doubt have seen that I have been on the hunt for a new car. Well, not a new car. But a gently used car that didn't have too many miles on it, that was built after I graduated high school (early 1990's) preferably in this decade, and one that I liked. Well it finally happened...

Two weeks ago we were looking at cars and had the experience noted here. This past Saturday we were at it again. This time we started by checking out a car found on Craigslist. This was a private owner so we met at a public location. Walgreens, by Albertsons. In Nampa that could be one of TWO places! What are the odds? In Nampa, apparently pretty good. (There is a Walgreens on 7th and 12th and 12th and Greenhurst both also have Albertsons). After getting the location straighted out we checkout A Toyota Avalon, it was ok. It was obvious that it had been in an accident, the owner had really broken English and an a strong accent. So there was not a lot of sharing of vehicle history, which does not instill confidence. Neither did the bumper with a different color than the body of the car. So we told them we'd think about it.

Then off to a dealer. This time it was Tom Scott Honda. We had dealt with them in past working on our Honda Odyssey, so we felt they would treat us fair.I usually drive by their lot coming home from work on a regular basis and I had seen some of their used inventory. We looked at a few cars and then we saw one that we thought would work. However it was a little above our budget. I was thinking, "great! Just like last week!" So we made the same offer that we had at Bronco Motors. But this time the car was newer, with less miles and a higher book value. A better car than a 1994 Pathfinder. I looked at Tammy and thought, 'Why are we making an offer again? They'll never accept it." The salesman came back and confirmed my fears. He told us that we were crazy to make an offer like that. Then he said, "Crazy because they accepted it!". Happy Birthday to ME!

I am now the proud owner of a 2002 Saturn L300W. I like it! It will work great for commuting and making my trips to Twin Falls for work much easier. Also, the kids think it's cool. They are already asking to ride in it whenever they can.