Friday, February 19, 2010

I slept with Tiger Woods, the Sequel...

This morning I caught the first few minutes of Good Morning America. They had two stories to choose between for their lead. Tiger Woods or the guy who flew his airplane into the IRS building.
They chose Tiger Woods.
I turned off the TV and went to make sure the kiddo was ready for school.
Honestly. Tiger Woods is more important than a man who flew an airplane into a building housing government offices? Are you kidding me?
Dear news, WTF? I could care less about Tiger Woods, who he slept with, if he's sorry, and if he'll be playing golf again. I can safely say that before this morning I hadn't thought about him in months. Now I am thinking about the crazy dude who flew an airplane into an office building with the IRS in it.
Priority fail.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Lost Blogging (finally!)

Spoilers abound as usual...

I know, I skipped last week. Partly because of a blizzard and partly because I could care less what Kate does. Although, I will touch upon one thing, Josh Holloway actually made me tear up when he was on the dock and told Kate he was going to ask Juliet to marry him. Out of all the characters I think Sawyer is the most fractured, he came the farthest and then lost it all when Jack and his pals returned.
Which brings us to...
FakeLocke finding him. Of course he would. He's looking for people who are fractured and vulnerable. Which is exactly what he said Jacob did too. Interesting. So he finds Sawyer, why bother with Richard? It's becoming obvious that Richard is little more than a priest like figure to Jacob, acting on faith, not real information. Jacob made him immortal, he does whatever Jacob says. It makes more sense than a lot of the motivations of the people on the Island.
Ben is also vulnerable. He' s had his entire belief structure shaken to the core. Why did FakeLocke abandon him? Because he knows that Ben will follow him when he gets back? We shall see.
And who the hell is Ilana??

Speculation says:
Ilana is Jacob's daughter. Yeah, I know. Prove me wrong Lost writers.
Hurley ends up being the Island's protector. It makes sense. He's becoming more and more confident. Much like he is in the alternate timeline. And Jacob does seem to like him a lot.
I have no theories on the alternate timeline. I honestly don't see where they are going with this outside of a neat thing showing how their lives would have still touched if they hadn't crashed.
That's about it for now. Any ideas?

Monday, February 8, 2010

In which anonymous people teach me a lesson

When I opened posting here to anyone I expected anonymous posters. What I didn't expect was two anonymous people commenting on one post, both telling me I'm wrong. In truth, I had to go back and read what I wrote because I had no idea what they were referring to, it was an old post. In fact it was the post when I mentioned Michelle Duggar was expecting baby 19, which has since been born via C-section much too early due to complications with the pregnancy.
In that post I pointed out that the Duggars are part of the Quiverfull movement, which is noted for male dominance of their woman, mostly by forcing the women into multiple pregnancies and isolating them from society. Much the same way the Fundamentalist sect of the Mormon Church does, but that's neither here nor there.
My commenters apparently didn't understand that I was criticizing the Quiverfull movement not Christianity at large (I do that in other posts, why bother there?) I was told I was pitiful for criticizing them, and honestly, whatever. I do not agree with what they are doing and I know from experience that even the most abused woman can look happy. After all, not all abuse if hitting people. And I wasn't exactly putting them down, after all it is their choice to do this insane thing, no matter how much I disagree with it. I am, however, expressing extreme dislike and sympathy for Michelle's body at this point. It obviously can't keep doing this. The fact they want to try for 20 worries me greatly. At this point she has a very real possibility of dying during the pregnancy and taking the baby with her.
I was also told that I was told lies and Christian women are not "supressed". First off, no they are not. They would be Oppressed. There is a difference. Also, no, not all Christian women are oppressed. Quiverfull women are. And I really haven't been told "lies" about Christianity as a whole. I was American Baptist once (the same denomination as Fred Clarke, FYI. Not crazy person Baptist). I decided not to be Christian anymore because it wasn't a fit for me. I was called elsewhere. It happens.
I really hope these people tell commenting. Especially the one who claimed she was in the military and couldn't spell for shit. That one was fun!
I'm really glad I opened comments.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Moment of win

Every morning I stop at the same place to get coffee and pick up some iced tea. Today they were getting a delivery and the cooler where the tea is was blocked. I was upset until I looked over at the counter next to the cooler and there were three green teas that the guy had taken out and put there for me. It made my day.
There is no reason for posting this other than the fact that it made me smile. And I wanted to share.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It's back, Lost blogging!!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for Lost Blogging. If you don't want to read spoilers do NOT read this post. There will be spoilers for the season opener LAX parts 1 and 2.

Onward and upward:

Where to start? The fact that the bomb apparently did split the time lines as so many theorized it would? The Losties from the 70's are back in their correct time, so hopefully some time this season Jin and Sun will reunite. I'm rooting for those crazy kids.
Of course I was also rooting for Sawyer to make good on his promise to kill Jack. No luck there. And knowing it was coming did not make Juliet's death easier. She may have phoned it in, but Josh really sold that scene.
And speaking of selling things, can I just say how awesome Terry O'Quin is? He is a totally different person, he communicates that wonderfully. You look at him and know he is not Locke, and that is great. And Bad Locke? You'd better not be hurting my Richard. The Dark UFO spoilers took a lot of the surprise out of that scene on the beach.
Speculation time: I think we can say safely that Richard is not anything other than a dude who happens to be ageless. He may be Jacob's liaison, but he is sometimes really out to sea (that will be a funnier joke later in the season, I promise) at times regarding what is going on with his boss.
Is Sayid now Jacob? I almost hate to go out on this limb, because I have a rotten track record here, but I'm going to lean toward yes. It makes sense and is beautifully fitting when you consider the Man in Black's loophole was Locke, who was essentially good but certainly no saint, and Jacob's loophole may be Sayid who was... more morally ambiguous. Not bad, but certainly not good.
I'm not even going to speculate about the losties on the alternate timeline but I'm happy to hear anyone else's thoughts.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Tightrope walker (aka random bitching)

Some days I feel like a tightrope walker. I walk the tightrope of being a mom, working full time, and having a chronic condition. Some days I slip, and almost fall. Those days suck. Some days I just fall off altogether and hope someone is there to help me get back up.
Today I am lowering the dosage of my pain medication. That means I hurt, alot. I am on a new medication that is helping, which is why I'm tapering off the pain meds. I am hoping I can go off them. However, that means that today I am one cranky ass bitch.
Today is also a day when a lot of other things seem to be conspiring to see how much shit can be piled on me at one time. Today was the day when I kept thinking of Airport, "I picked a bad day to stop drinking". Heh.
I am tired, and deeply sick of dealing with other people's problems. I am sick of picking up every one's messes, and most of all I am sick of being sick. Today is my no good very bad day.