Thursday, April 16, 2009

5x13-Some Like it Hoth Weekly LOST! blogtakeover!

wow.. well, I've been crazy busy the last few weeks, and I've enjoyed reading your discussions. The past couple episodes were good.. but not HUGE.. I think we are really getting to HUGE now!!

A couple of symbolic sightings..
The microwave in the first scene was at 3:16 (the flight that brought them back to the island)

The key for room #4 that little Miles opened was under a white bunny rabbit!

Sawyer and Kate were on Camera #4.

The van Miles and Hurley were driving around in was van# 8, as seen when Miles hung up the key.

New Dharma "school" or education logo.. on Hurly's notebook..

Last night I thought, was great!

We got to see the background on Miles.. and we got confirmation that he is indeed Chang's son.. though we don't know if he was born on the island, or was brought as a child. We can assume he was born on the island, as Hurley says they've been together on the island for 3 years, Miles replied they don't run in the same circles.. and in the same conversation Chang said his son, baby Miles, was 3 mos old.
This also brings Miles and Chang into the whole issues with the fathers theme.. as Miles has LOTS of issues with his father as well..
Chang was reading baby Miles a book about polar bears..
Hurly also compares Miles/Chang relationship to Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker.. interesting because we know that Chang will lose his arm at somepoint.. as Luke lost his hand..

We also know why Miles demanded 3.2 million dollars from Ben.. it's double Widmore's offer.

What Lies in the Shadow of the Statue? Bram (the man who spoke to Miles in the van) was on flight 3:16, and is the one who Elena addresses when she says get everyone together.. on the beach.. SO.. WHO are these people? That cache of guns was ON the PLANE!! it seems these people are planted on the plane as well.. knowing FULL WELL they are going to the island.. SO did Elena get Sayid so he WOULD come to the island? Do these people work for Ben.. were they planted knowing full well he was going to need reinforcements if he was going to take back his position as leader from Locke? But.. they didn't seem to know who ben was.. when he was unconscious.. and when he was going with Locke.. but maybe they were just playing along.. OR.. are they somehow involved with Alpert? Widmore told locke there was going to be a war on the island, and everyone would die if he weren't back.. we assumed the war was going to be the "purge" between the others and DI.. but maybe it's something else...
We know they oppose widmore.. and they seem to have no link with DI.. but since they oppose widmore.. you'd think they'd be for ben.. but as I said earlier.. they don't seem to know him either... So maybe they are somehow related to Alpert.. he does seem to be different than the rest of the others..
OR.. the people in the Van are Dharma 2.0.
In the Shadow of the Statue may have been how the original Dharma found the locations to build the Orchid or Swan or both in that, as the sun travels across the sky, the actual Shadow of the Actual Statue might have ascribed an arc that pointed out locations of specific anomalies. The Statue would have not have to be there if someone knew the original height. Simple trigonometry, time of day, time of year, location of Island on the Earth would do the rest.
That would fit in perfectly with the video from Comic-Con last year. Pierre Chang basically told the audience to reconstitute the Dharma Initiative to finish the work he and his colleges were engaged in!
They know about the island, they know about Miles connection to it and they use some sort of key question just like "What did the snowman say to the other snowman ?"
The dead guy that Miles channeled in his 'audition' (whom we are asumming that Sayid killed) was carrying the same intel that Tom showed Michael last season to prove that Widmore is the one who planted that airplane... (the empty graves and the old decommissioned airplane..)
But if Widmore was set to recieve that same intel, doesn't that show that it was actually an unknown third party who planted that airplane?
I mean, if he had come up with that hoax, then he wouldn't need any of that intel, b/c he would have already known all about it.
And so.. could it be that these "shadow of the statue' people are the ones that concocted that hoax?

Chang refers to the Hydra Island and their ridiculous experiments.. so it's obvious he only seems to care about the "power" of the island.. IE the orchid and swan.. but then why was he wearing a Hydra Lab Coat?

We see Dharma School.. as Jack is cleaning the chalkboard. Interesting that
on the right side were the 3 periods of the Egyptian era- upper, middle, lower..
then on the right were some hieroglyphics and the phrase, "Writing of the works of God" It appears that the "class" was learning about ancient Egyptian language, dialects, and hieroglyphics. It seems that the "class" needs to learn how to read, write, and speak ancient Egyptian... maybe it's not a class for children.. but for the DI scientists to be able to interpret what they find?

I think the BEST part of the episode was the end when Faraday came out of the sub! We thought we were finally going to see the DeGroots.. but Faraday is WAY better!! SOO.. how did he get off the island.. the sub? It seems as though he's been gone awhile.. maybe he was removed from the island.. as he was a scary old man who seemed to know the future.. but when he went back he was able to find the degroots (who we know are in ann arbor) and try to change the future? maybe this is how a copy of a page from his notebook (about the different timelines) got into ben's "present" office (that ceaser found when he was searching it)

I'm starting to think that with all the different perspectives, it might be possible that there is no "good" or "bad" guys. It all depends on who you look at. They might be all trying to achieve the same purpose through different ways, or they might be all going a different direction for the island. We don't know right now which is the right one.

I'm just thinking through typing right now, so kind of like a Science v. Faith v. Destiny v. History and each side is fighting for the islands control because they believe it is their island for their purposes. Daniel could be huge on the Science team.

Here is a screencap.. he has a dharma jumper on.. navy like Radzinski. The logo looks like the swan..

Maybe this is how Daniel created the lamp post station.. back in 1977.. Ms. Hawkings said that it was created by a great scientist.. and we couldn't figure out HOW daniel would create that.. but with him back in time.. it makes sense..

What about the scene from Because you Left (the season premier) that had Daniel working in the Orchid.. did that happen BEFORE daniel left.. or has that NOT happened yet..
I'm thinking that it hasn't happened yet.. because we see baby miles in that scene pulling himself up onto his feet.. which kids don't do until 8-9 months.. So maybe that has YET to happen..

The scene with Miles and Hurly talking about how they see dead people was awesome!! I think Hurly can actually SEE the dead.. talk to them.. as we've seen him do.. while Miles it's more of a communication.. but more mental.

What is Sawyer going to do with Phil? I think their cover is now blown..

break next week.. and then the 100th episode.. "The Variable", which is DANIEL centric. Then the week after that is "follow the leader" which is RICHARD centric.. and then the 2 hr season finale, "the Incident" which is EVERYONE centric!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Two-Minute Haggadah- and other holiday thoughts!

Happy Holiday everyone.. be it Passover or Easter.. this is quite a festive weekend! I went to my first Easter Egg hunt, with my husband's family. Wow.. what a plethora of good friends, family, cute kids and undending sweets! It was a wonderful way to enjoy a beautiful day.. and reminded me of when we used to hunt for the Afekomen (the middle piece of matzah that is hidden during the seder and the children hunt for it after the meal. The seder cannot be completed without everyone eating a piece of the afekomen.)

With that thought in mind.. I share with you my favorite Passover seder.. a funny (and quick) passover story.. with brisket included!

The Two-Minute Haggadah-A Passover service for the impatient.
By Michael Rubiner

Opening prayers:

Thank God for creating wine. (Drink wine.)
Thanks for creating produce. (Eat parsley.)


Once we were slaves in Egypt. Now we’re free. That’s why we’re
doing this.

Four questions:

1. What’s up with the matzah?
2. What’s the deal with horseradish?
3. What’s with the dipping of the herbs?
4. What’s this whole slouching at the table business?


1. When we left Egypt, we were in a hurry. There was no time for making decent bread.
2. Life was bitter, like horseradish.
3. It’s called symbolism.
4. Free people get to slouch.

A funny story:

Once, these five rabbis talked all night, then it was morning.

(eat soup now.)

The four kinds of children and how to deal with them:

Wise child - explain Passover.
Simple child - explain Passover slowly.
Silent child - explain Passover loudly.
Wicked child - explain in front of the relatives.

Speaking of children:

We hid some matzah. Whoever finds it gets five bucks.

The story of Passover:

It’s a long time ago. We’re slaves in Egypt. Pharaoh is a
nightmare. We cry out for help. God brings plagues upon the
Egyptians. We escape, bake some matzah. God parts the Red Sea. We
make it through; the Egyptians aren’t so lucky. We wander 40 years in
the desert, eat manna, get the Torah, wind up in Israel, get a new
temple, enjoy several years without being persecuted again.

(Let brisket cool now.)

The 10 Plagues:

Blood, Frogs, Lice - you name it.

The singing of “Dayenu”:

If God had gotten us out of Egypt and not punished our enemies, it
would’ve been enough. If he’d punished our enemies and not parted the
Red Sea, it would’ve been enough, oh, Dayenu! Dayenu, Dayenu…

If he’d parted the Red Sea -

(Remove gefilte fish from refrigerator now.)

Eat matzah. Take a few more sips of way too sweet red wine . Slouch.

Again thank God for everything.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday! Usual Sunday update is happening tomorrow instead! See you then!!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring Cleaning Sale

No update this weekend, as I'm off to Chicago for my brother's wedding shower! However.. Starting Friday 7am, thru Sunday at midnight, get 10% off your entire order *rav spin along listing not included* Your 10% will be refunded by paypal when I get home from Chicago on Monday. If you'd like a new invoice (rather than the refund) convo me and I'll forward that to you.

Have a great weekend.. see you on Monday!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ACE Team Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Join in the fun and win prizes in the ACE Team's Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

In each of our participating shops is hidden a colorful Easter egg (just like the one above). Find them and you could win one of these amazing prizes.

The Grand Prize totals over $110 dollars.. for photos of the prizes please visit
The Ace Team Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Entries will be accepted from 12:01am on Thursday, April 2 until 11:59pm on Monday, April 6.
Winners of the contest will be selected using on Tuesday, April 7.

1) Visit one or all of the etsy shops listed below and look for the hidden Easter eggs. There will be one egg hidden in each shop. Make note of the ITEM URL, not the shop URL.

2) Email the following information to
~ Make a list of the URLs for each egg you find. Only one email will be allowed per contestant, so make sure to include the locations of ALL the eggs you find!
~ Entries must include your name, email address and mailing address. This information will not be shared. Entries lacking any/all requested information will be disqualified.
~ The more eggs you find, the better the prize
* Find all 21 eggs to qualify for Grand Prize
* Find at least 19 eggs to qualify for 1st Prize
* Find at least 16 eggs to qualify for 2nd Prize
* Find at least 13 eggs to qualify for 3rd Prize
* Find at least 10 eggs to qualify for 4th Prize

3) Go Shopping with the ACE Team
~ You can earn extra entries by making a purchase from the shops listed below. Simply email your paypal confirmation email to qualify.
~ The more you shop, the more entries you get
* 5 entries for making a purchase of at least $25(not including shipping)
* 3 entries for making a purchase of at least $15(not including shipping)
* 1 entry for making a purchase of at least $5(not including shipping)
~ You can make as many purchases as you like, because you will earn entries for each shop you purchase from.
~ Make sure to include your name, email address and mailing address in the email. This information will not be shared. Entries lacking any/all requested information will be disqualified. You may send as many emails as you like for shopping entries.

4) Help Us Publicize This Event
~ You can earn extra entries for helping to promote this event by blogging, twittering or any other means that we can verify
~ Post a URL in the comments below. Only one entry per website. Be sure to include your email address.

5) Follow Our Blog
~ Receive 5 entries for following the ACE Team Blog
~ Post in the comments below and be sure to include your email address.

6) Create a Treasury
~ You will receive 3 entries for creating a treasury containing at least 6 ACE team members.
~ Post the URL in the comments below and be sure to include your email address.
~ Limit one treasury per contestant/email address.

Start hunting for eggs! Browse through these shops to find em'!
agreenelephant - Adorable Stuffed Animals and Home Decor
AlloverArt - Wearable Art Pendants, Rings, Brooches, and Bobby Pins!
aprilsoriginals - Fashionable bags, Wristlets, Crayon Keepers and more
EBSpider - Crochetd Accessories and Gifts
GoneDoggie - Handmade Items for Dogs and Dog Lovers
inthelightglassworks - Hand Blown Glass Jewelry and Homewares
Jazzturtle - Unique Handspun Yarn & Fiber Batts
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laksaware - Handcrafted Kitchenwares, Bathwares and more
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mariasfunkytreasures - Handmade Jewelry and Vintage Items
McCoyToys - No Batteries Required - Just Imagination
MooreMagnets - Magnet Boards and other Fun Stuff
mychelle - Placemat bags, Dishcloths and more
newfangled - Unique and Durable Paper Bangles
PamperedPapier - Paper Goods For Any Need
slimdgm - Decorated Clipboards
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TraceyGurley - Original Art, Paintings, and more
UberArt - Journals, Guest Books & Polymer Clay Pendants
ValerieEssentials - Unique Gel Candles

~ This contest is only open to US residents.
~ Prizes will be shipped for free from each individual etsy seller.
~ Entries earned for anything other than finding eggs: These entries will be applied to the prize category that the contestant qualified for when finding eggs. (For example: If a contestant finds all 21 eggs, they would receive one entry into the grand prize category. If they earn extra entries for shopping with the ACE team, these extra entries would be entered into the Grand Prize drawing)
~ If a contestant's name is not drawn in one prize category, their entries will be moved down into the next category. (Example: Contestant earns 8 entries for the Grand prize, but does not win. Their 8 entries will then be moved into the drawing for First prize. If they don't win first prize, their entries would be moved to the next category and so on until either they win or all prizes have been awarded.)
~ Winners will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours or all prizes will be forfeit. In this case, another winner will be selected and contacted until the prize is claimed.