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You didn't hear about the polar bear?

As Howie’s said.. The end is upon us. Lost is ending. 3 words have never elicited such expectation,sadness and fear in so many.

X Files
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I admit, when Lost first started, I was not a fan. In fact, I didn’t even watch the 1st season. It just wasn’t something that seemed like I would get into. C’mon guys, a bunch of people get stranded on a desert island after a plane crash? Ugh, I’ve seen Cast away and I’ve read Lord of the flies.. why do I need to watch a mediocre version of either? It wasn’t until the second season was starting up that I started to get interested in what I was hearing. The buzz about the island was such that any ‘X-files’ fan was sure to get their curiosity pique in some way, and I did.  So I went down to Blockbuster and rented the entire 1st season. I think it was the 3rd episode that I was so far hooked on to the crack-like drama/mystery that I was forever damned to lose my Wednesday nights. (I know, this changed to Tuesday). I gave them up happily though because the shared experience was something that will stay with me forever.

It’s been a fan-fucking-tastic journey and one that I will deeply miss. I will miss it not just because of the show, but what the show gave me. It gave me  extraordinary and unforgettable moments with my daughters. Each and every episode we watched together and OHHHHH,AHHHHH, OhMyGOD!!! at together. It was the only show were we all got together to sit down an watch.  That wasn’t as difficult in the beginning as is got to be at the end. The girls were  younger then but as the show grew up, so did they. Now, one has graduated high school, is 18 and wanting to have her own life. The other is 13 and wanting to explore her teenage life.  A lot of things have gone the way of the dodo while they find their lives, but when the question of “Hey mom, can I  go out for awhile” comes up, I only have to say “It’s Tuesday” and there isn’t a single argument or hard feeling about missing that night out with friends.

Lost was able to give me more than just an exciting night, it was able to give me time with two kids who are growing up and wanting to break away from ‘mommy and daddy’. It’s special to me because of the hours of shared time it gave and great conversations it produced with them.  We ‘ooo’d’ and ‘aaaahh’d’ together. We’re red-blooded American women, how couldn’t we?

It was because of people like Howie and Andy from DarkUfo I was able to get spoilers,information and back-stories so I could share them before and during each episode. It truly was a great experience and  so it’s not just sadness that the story is ending that has me blue, it’s the end of a family gathering that was special in a way that  cannot be reproduced.

My children are growing up, the oldest has graduated high school and will be starting college, the days of having both my girls home at the same time, interested in the same thing, sitting quietly without fights and arguments watching the same thing and sharing in it’s moments  also ends tonight at 11:30pm. Tonight is more than just an end to an amazing TV show, it is the end of that ‘link’.

OK, I know there will other special moments with my girls in the days and years to come, but this was extra- special …My girls were 13 and 8 when this started, and that is something I will never get back. I look forward in the years to come, when my daughters  have their own family,  are making their own special memories and stopping for a minute to call me and say “Hey Mom, freakin’ polar bears!!”

I want to thank J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof for giving my family something we’ll never forget and will always return to and revisit for the rest of our lives. Thank you Andy from DarkUfo for taking time out before the start of highly anticipated last season to give me such a great interview, thank you Howie for all the patience with my “who is that?” and “when did that happen” questions, thank you also for the great conversations and speculation.. you and MYBig were awesome to bounce ideas off of no matter how crazy they were all these seasons. It’s really been a great ride..

QUOTE“I’m not a big believer in… magic. But this place is different. It’s special.

The others don’t wanna talk about it because it scares them,

but we all know it, we all feel it.”QUOTE

You’re right, Locke… You are absolutely right.

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My current guilty pleasure…

It’s here

It’s here

IT’S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and I’m as giddy as a school girl!

Edward! Jacob! who to chose.. who to chose! (right, like I didn’t chose a long long time ago)

Yes, yes I tried to hide my shame but once I came out,  there was no putting it back in.

Eclipse is by far my favorite book in the series. Yes, I loved Breaking Dawn, but Eclipse is just amazing! I am angry that they’ve switched out Rachelle Lefevre for Bryce Dallas Howard because Lefevre is just way more menacing looking, more ‘Victoria’, but other than that I am really looking forwand to the movie.

While “New Moon” was pretty good, it just wasn’t my favorite book or movie. I think that’s because I’m irrevocably Team Edward! So Eclipse, with more fighting, more humor, more Emmet, more Jasper and more Edward stands to be my favorite movie as well as my favorite book.

We’ll see when it opens in theaters on June 30.

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So…the lion fell in love with the lamb?

Forgive me Kiefer, For  I have sinned…

Lestat, I… am ashamed.

Louis,Armand and even Bill and Erik…. I apologize.

“Maggots, Michael. You’re eating maggots.

How do they taste?”

After months of pressure from a conniving 13 year old… I caved! In a weak moment she got me to do that which was unthinkable… She tricked me with some kind of sorcery that only the baby of the family possesses over the mother.. That’s right children, the dedicated disciple and believer of the motto… ‘Those vampires are pussies and I will not sully the memory of real vampires, of my vampires.. by watching or reading that filth’.. The lion, as it was, fell to the lamb and watched Twilight…

and it didn’t suck.

Before watching, the girls and I.. ok the oldest girl and I, were trying to explain to the youngest that we didn’t really want to see the movie because these vampires were pussies..Sorry, but it was true… they were goody-sissy boys who couldn’t compete with their predecessors. I finally told the young child…“Look, these are not my vampires.. these are not your sister’s vampires.. these are your vampires and yours alone… and you can’t make us give up our vamps and like yours because yours, break the number one rule of being a vampire!!!”

Oh how naive I was..

Everyone has that moment in their life when, for the first time they find themselves saying “Oh yeah, I’d be a vampire for him”.. and while my moment didn’t totally come until Lestat… Kiefer Sutherland in The Lost Boys had me unconditionally and irrevocably in love and glamored for life ..My oldest daughter explained to her sister that her moment was with Spike and it was rekindled when she saw Henry Fitzroy. Finally, my youngest  understood what we were saying when we said, “your girly-boy vampires will ruin the memory of our bad-boy ones”, but that didn’t stop her from forcing us to watch these… new, ‘shimmering’ ,day walkers.

BUT! credit given where credit is due. They weren’t as horribly dishonoring as I expected.  No, Edward isn’t Monsieur De Lioncourt or even his beloved Louis.. and James could have learned a few things from Kiefer, but in the end or more specifically the middle(of the movie), I had fallen for them anyway. Edward’s brooding was too seductive to overcome, his resistance to Bella and final capitulation was too sweet to deny…and his protectiveness over her was just too honorable..

No, Edward will not replace the bad boy vampire I am truly in love with.. he is no match for Lestat, David, and most recently Eric Northman but,he is good enough to be given a second peek.. even if that peek completes my fall from grace..

The Vampire Lestat
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That’s right baseball fans, I’m heading out today to buy that which I have mocked for over a year now… the fucking “Twilight Saga” book series. Before last night this mission would have had to be done covertly, under the cover of the midday Florida sun so as not too alert those who I truly adore, to my seedy affair..but after last night I am admittedly… Team Edward and not (too) embarrassed to admit it…

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