Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My Marine!

Just wanted to share this pic of me and my man. :)





So this past week as busy, spending time with my hon on his leave of course, and constructing sets and costumes for pinocchio! (By the way, Buffalo Breath Costumes in San Diego is AMAZING!!!)

Anyways, regular posting shall resume this week, with a recap of tonight's LOST epi, (just skipping recon and ab aterno because of other things needing to be done) then diving into the health care bill. see you soon!

Monday, March 22, 2010

The Health Care "Reform"

This week, I will be reading through the 1990 page bill on health care reform, and writing a post about it. If there's any questions you have about it, or about how this will affect you please post them here and I will provide answers from the bill as I find them, and offer my analysis.

And of course, I am VERY opposed to this, and will be providing my reasons why. If you are for it, I would also love to hear your opinions (especially if your reasons are from the actual bill.)

Bill can be read here: http://docs.house.gov/rules/health/111_ahcaa.pdf

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Redeeming a Monster (LOST 6x7 “Dr. Linus”)

Even though I’ve been hanging with my family and friends, I want to make sure I keep up with writing once a week! So here’s this week’s LOST analysis. :)


Audiences love their villains. Possibly, because in truth, we all are or were once some sort of villain. For whatever reason, these baddies grasp our attention. An important part of good villains, however, is the chance that they might turn to the good side. Redemption is possible for anyone until they die, and to see an evil person change is an incredible experience.
On LOST, it may be possible one of the islands major villains has turned to the light. Or is he bluffing? An analysis of Benjamin Linus’ character and episode after the jump.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

“Oorah!”

My fiancé is going to be home!!! :D



I haven’t seen him for three long months because he’s been away at the United States Marine Corps Basic Training. (Aka boot camp.) He’s only going to be home for ten days, so may or may not blog during that time. Obviously, spending time with him comes first. ;)



Hope everyone has a great week! I know I will. :D

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

You don’t always get what you want. (LOST 6x6 “Sundown”)

Have you ever had instances where you want something really, really, really bad? So bad, you’d do anything to get it? It’s so important; you believe life is worthless without it? And, have you ever gotten that desire fulfilled… only to find that it wasn’t that favorable, or it has made your life worse? I call this the “It’s a Wonderful Life” theme. It happens when somebody gets what they wish for, then discovers everything is worse because of it.

The account of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden shows one of the most severe cases of this idea. What were the first two humans promised by the serpent if they ate the forbidden fruit? That their eyes would be opened and they would know good and evil like God did. That is what they got, except not in the way they expected. They now knew evil as well as good because they, by disobeying God’s law, became evil. Instead of fellowship with their creator, they had to seek redemption. Instead of trusting God’s plan for their life, they tried to set their own path, and because obviously, they did not have God’s perfect knowledge, their new life, and the whole earth’s life, was horrible compared to what they could have had.

In last week’s episode of LOST, they explored the “It’s a Wonderful Life” aka “Be careful what you wish for!” theme. After the jump, my thoughts on episode 6x6: “Sundown”. (And this time, we have pictures!)


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Daddy Issues (LOST 6x5 “The Lighthouse”)

"Luke, I am your father."
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Fathers are important. Many flaws and conflicts stem from characters' issues with their father. From Hercules to Luke Skywalker to Inigo Montoya; many paths and destinies in life are related to how people were treated by their daddies.

Verses in the Bible speak of this conept, saying the sins of the fathers are visited on the sons. Other verses show that this does not mean the children are cursed for their fathers’ actions; rather, it implies two things. One, since parents are responsible for their kids, the actions they take in life affect their offspring greatly. Two, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. People usually end up with the same traits and flaws as their parents.



This idea of “Daddy Issues” is the overall main theme of the TV show, LOST.



(thoughts on “The Lighthouse” after the jump.)