The fish were caught on the guys' fishing trip to Oklahoma last fall.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
The fish were caught on the guys' fishing trip to Oklahoma last fall.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
I was wondering how it was that Kate would get off the island and be able to go back to the U.S. and not go to jail for her previous crimes. That was answered in tonight's episode.
But now they show us that Kate not only has a baby, but that it's Aaron. You know, Claire's son.
If Kate and the other members of the Oceanic Six get off the island relatively soon, how is it that Aaron is now two years old? In the early part of tonight's episode, he's clearly still an infant. I can't imagine that Kate can come back to the U.S. and live secretly for almost a year and a half before being discovered by the authorities.
This show loves to play tricks with time--you never know whether something is taking place in real time or island time or in the past or the future.
The more answers this show gives us, the more questions it raises.
My friend Melissa told me about an article in Men's Health magazine that lists the 20 worst foods you can eat at restaurants.
The worst dish you can eat was the Outback Steakhouse Aussie Cheese Fries with Ranch Dressing. They have 2,900 calories and 182 grams of fat.
I have to admit, they do look good, but 2,900 calories in one dish, let alone an appetizer, is mind-boggling.
Here is the link to the article:
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
As you can guess from the title, it was an evening of Disney's greatest hits, 15 of them in all. At times, the kids really seemed to tire of singing, but all in all, they really did a great job remembering the words and hand movements for all the songs.
All this after a full day of school!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
They had a great time. They especially loved playing laser tag--something they had never done before.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
This morning I gave the boys their Valentine's presents--a nice big sack full of candy.
Later in the morning, Casey had his party at school. The kids made candy bracelets for their craft. Since the schools are trying to have healthier snacks at the parties, the room moms provided cupcakes, cheese slices and pineapple.
Casey and his valentine, Molly
Casey and his teacher, Mrs. Daray
with the flower he gave her
As for my Valentine's gift, our digital camera died a few weeks ago, so Dan went out and bought a Canon PowerShot SD 750, which came highly recommended by a photographer at the Eagle.
It takes great photos and even better, video. Now I'll be able to post videos on my blog. Yay!
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
I gave her some money and asked her to bring me a sample of their caramel chocolates, since those are the ones I typically like.
As they cost $54 a pound (yes, you read that right), needless to say, she only brought back a few.
Clockwise from top right: burnt caramel,
gray salt caramel, hazelnut and Tahitian vanilla.
They're good, but I'm not sure if I'd say they were $54 per pound good!
Saturday, February 9, 2008
I took the boys to see the Hannah Montana concert 3-D movie this afternoon at the Warren East.
It was their first time in a 3-D movie and they loved it.
For those of you who don't know, Hannah Montana is the star of a Disney Channel show for tween girls. In real life, the "actress" who plays Hannah is Miley Cyrus, daughter of one-hit-wonder Billy Ray Cyrus. Remember him and his "Achy Breaky Heart?"
Brett said he reached out to touch Hannah's hand several times, since he thought it looked like she was reaching out just to him. There were a couple cute 3-D tricks, but mostly it was a movie of the concert that 90% of the kids that wanted to go couldn't get tickets to thanks to the scalpers.
The boys are really getting into music now, and I think seeing Hannah and the Jonas Brothers Band kept their interest in performing alive and well.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
So now we have another group to get to know. First the castaways, then the Others, now the "rescuers."
A few thoughts:
- It was funny how Locke said he survived Ben shooting him because he didn't have a kidney. Remember how mad he was that his father stole it from him? Bet he's glad that happened now.
- When they showed the map of where the plane was found in the ocean, are we really to believe that the island is near Indonesia?
- Is Miles is a "ghost whisperer?"
- Why was a polar bear with a Dharma coller in the desert in Tunisia?
- The pilot that was supposed to fly the plane is now one of the team that has come to rescue the survivors?
- What do the "rescuers" want with Ben?
Is it me, or does it seem to be taking forever for the castaways to be taken off the island by their "rescuers?" Get on the chopper already!
By the way, if you're like me and you love Sawyer's nicknames for people, ABC.com has created a fun spot where you can get Sawyer to create a nickname for you.
Go to http://abc.go.com/primetime/lost/index?pn=nickname
Brett reading a book to Dan
The neatest part of the conference was the PowerPoint Brett created. It was basically a mini biography of Brett, his favorite foods, books, etc. I think it's great that in second grade they are learning to type and use computer programs. I didn't start using computers until I was a junior in high school!
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
We headed to Newman University, where we were met with a large line and confusing instructions.
We were basically asked to choose our candidate (Hillary or Barack), then we were separated into two rooms.
There were two people who were supporters of John Edwards and nine undecided voters. The crowd in Hillary's room tried to rally them to their side, but they ultimately ended up going with Barack.
There were apparently 309 people caucusing for Hillary and 500 for Barack.
I was undecided when I got to the caucus and chose to vote for Hillary, although I was secretly hoping Barack would win.
I must say, although I'm glad I went, it was rather unexciting.
Monday, February 4, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Now for my opinions on the season premiere of "Lost."
Things got off to a shaky start because my TiVo recorded the recap show at 7 p.m., then the premiere at 8 p.m. as two separate shows. I guess the recap show ran short because when I watched the premiere, it began on the scene with Hurley in the interrogation room at the police station. The first few minutes were apparently chopped off.
For those of you who don't already know, after I watch the show, I check the watercooler assessments of it on Entertainment Weekly's and TV Guide's Web sites. More often than not, they provide lots of tidbits that I miss watching the show.
Today, Entertainment Weekly talks about how last night's show seemed fixated with fish.
Here is what they saw:
The chalkboard in background of that Hurley-Abbaddon scene. Sketched on it was a picture of a desert island and a big, toothy fish. There were also fish in Hurley's watercolor painting of an Eskimo. And there was another finny creature (partially obscured) printed on Charlie's T-shirt when he dropped in on Hurley for a visit. The self-sacrificing castaway had come to egg his old friend out of his hideaway hole and to cajole him to do the right thing, which was to...what? Go back to the Island and save those left behind? It was unclear. ''They need you, Hugo,'' Charlie said. Of course, this is also the story of Jonah and the whale, which is never actually referred to as a whale but as a fish. Some scholars even suggest it was actually a shark. Jonah was given a calling to save damned souls from God's divine wrath. But instead of heeding the call, Jonah ran away. He got swallowed up by a fish, repented, and then, after being spit up (''hurled'' in some translations), finally fulfilled God's request.
If any of you even caught on of those...kudos. I didn't notice any of them.
Another interesting tidbit: When Hurley came upon Jacob's cabin in the jungle, apparently Jack's dad, Christian, was sitting in the rocking chair. Is he Jacob? What is Jacob?
Myself, I was left with a few unanswered questions:
1. If Jack, Kate and Hurley were three of the "Oceanic Six," who were the other three?
2. How did Hurley get off the island when he didn't choose to go with Jack?
3. How does Kate get to remain out of jail when she returns to the US?