Friday, June 11, 2010

Back to the Island...

I haven't written my thoughts about the Lost series finale up to now, because I needed a little time to digest everything. There really is a lot to take in. To tell you the truth, I felt a little cheated at first right after watching the last episode. Then, I read a few blogs and thought about it some more. Overall, I am happy with how the show ended.

I can accept that the Island has been there for a long time - The Egyptian artifacts were probably put there by real Egyptians a long time ago - about the same time that they were building pyramids and statues in Egypt. I don't really care how they came to the Island in order to do that.

I can accept that the Island keeps the balance of good and evil in the world. I don't need to know the scientific explanation about how that is accomplished.

I can accept that the Island has had protectors since time began. I can accept that Jacob created the devil in his evil twin (ET) - and that he desired to destroy him, but couldn’t by himself. I like the idea that he would bring people to the Island 1. to be candidates for protecting the Island and 2. to kill ET since he couldn’t do it himself. However, ET would end up corrupting the people and causing them to kill one another.

I can accept that the Dharma people were just another group of people brought to the Island to kill ET, even though they thought they had their own agenda.

I can accept that everything that happened on the Island happened.

I can accept that our Losties were the most important people in each others lives, and went through the whole experience with one another. It makes sense that they would wait for each one to die before they moved on to the next thing together.

I can accept the “Fate” vs. “Free Will” theme, as well as the “Faith” vs. “Science” theme of the show.

The people who seem to be having the most trouble with the ending are the “Men (& Women) of Science” that I know. They want concrete answers to how everything worked and why it worked. I am happy with believing that it did. After all, this show is science fiction. I find that when watching science fiction, one has to have a little faith that things work out the way that they do.

MK out.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Seriously Bummed

I have a list of things that are bumming me out right now:
1.  I have a headache.
2.  It is really hot.
3.  Lost is over forever.  I will write more about that topic later this week.
4.  I started a cute little top yesterday.  I had checked a gauge swatch and it was right on the money.  The gauge was determined on stockinette stitch.  There is very little straight stockinette stitch in this top.  I tend to knit a little "loose" so, I decided to go down a size.  I cast on, knit for about 2 inches and noticed that it looked a little wide.  I measured it and it was about 7 inches wider than the schematic tells me it should be.  Not convinced by the math, I measured it against the top I recently made that I wish wasn't so big on me...

I think I have to take out at least two repeats of the pattern.  Bummer.  I like the yarn - It's Mirasol wach'i - 100% cotton, but not too hard on my hands.  The needles are the new circulars by Signature.  I love them!  These are size 6.  I also bought some in sizes 5 and 7.  Love, love, love them.  Mwah!  ( I love that Teresa Giudice!)

MK out.