Lookie here! I finished a pair of socks! For all that the yarn looked to be randomly dyed, the repeat is not only easy to see, it's easy to replicate. This pair is pretty well identical. Too bad these are destined for the Christmas pile, or I'd keep them myself.
(and since I embedded the picture before writing anything, now the rest of the post will be centered... sigh...)
So- I've had a few days to get over the disappointment of Crystal's American Idol loss. I'm still sad that her artistry wasn't rewarded with the crown, but my earlier (and wiser) notion that it would not serve her well to win, has returned. Crystal wants to make a living making music- I believe she's going to be able to do that now, win or no. And... it's just a show...
Which is what some Lost viewers might want to tell themselves.
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I didn't have a problem with the series finale- I was in it for the people, not the mythology (much the way I was into The X-Files for Mulder and Scully, not the Black Oil). I thought the finale was moving and beautiful, and I literally sobbed when it was over. I know there were some questions left unanswered, but most of the answers are there with a little creative reasoning. This post does just that, hilariously.
But, it was obvious that the Sideways adventures weren't truly things that happened because Oceanic 815 didn't crash: Helen and Locke were together (she was already dead), Jack had an adolescent son, Hurley always had good luck, Sawyer was a cop(!) and a long-time partner of Miles. The list is long, and the discrepancies from the earlier storylines too many to list. The Sideways universe was obviously *something different*. I didn't guess what that difference was, but I accept it totally.
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Okay, so we were watching TV the other night, and The Hub usually mutes it during commercials. I happened to look up in the middle of a silent commercial, to see women walking/moving/running past unruly small trees... shrubs... bushes, if you will... and as they passed by, the assorted topiaries became trimmed and shaped- in circles, rectangles, and triangles. I sort of figured it was a diet commercial, and the trees were losing weight... How wrong I was...