Getting Loster and Loster
While many of you were out last night enjoying a steak dinner with your darlin’, I was happily curled on the sofa with the kids and my heating pad watching Lost.
Did you catch the part about the heating pad?
Yes, it’s official. I’m an old f*rt.
Luke got The Heating Pad as a gift at his 40th birthday party. The friend who gave it to him only half-way meant it as a gag. I can promise you it was joyfully received without the first hardy har from me. I’ve been wanting one but wasn’t yet ready to make this next leap into
old age adulthood. It’s kind of like finally giving up the sports car for the mini-van. Once you make the step you don’ t know why you fought so hard when all that practicality and comfort was just waiting to be had.
My I.T. (Inner Teenager) just screamed, “Please tell me I didn’t just see the words ‘practicality and comfort’ come out of your fingers!!?? In ONE sentence??! We were never going to let this happen to us and you’ve caved! What’s become of us, Lis?
Well, IT. We got old and it just took too much energy to fight it anymore.
(Holy cow, am I really having a conversation with the voices? In front of you??)
I guess my point is well-proven now.
Here’s the funny thing. While most people use the heating pad for muscle soreness and bone creakiness, I primarily use it for warmth. I have been in a state of permanent chill for two weeks now and I’ve found that I’ve been spending a disproportionate amount of time standing in front of the kerosene wall heater that’s supposed to be mostly for emergencies.
A category my chattering teeth fall into according to my estimation.
My solution has been to put the heating pad on the sofa and sit on it while I work on various projects on my laptop. Oh, it’s quite the setup to induce permanent laziness. I don’t know that I’ll ever get up. The problem is all the children have discovered my coziness and they now feel they have the right to call dibs on the pad when we sit down to watch television. Oh no, kiddies. Mom has dibs on dibs and you are SO not stealing my toasty sofa real estate.
I told you all this just to explain that it was no small battle last night while we watched Lost to see who could sit next to me in order to catch just a bit of the radiant warmth coming from under my legs. It was all I could do to fight the little varmints off me long enough to find out that Sayid was one of the Oceanic Six and is now working for Ben.
Here’s my theory and I’m dying to hear yours! I think Ben has been free to move between civilization and the island since the beginning. Not sure of his motives, but I think he is threatening Sayid with the safety of the survivors still on the island OR he may possibly even have Nadia (Sayid’s girl, remember) and won’t let her go unless Sayid does what he says.
As for the Oceanic Six – we know there is Jack, Kate, Hurley, and Sayid. There is Desmond though we aren’t told if he actually makes it to the mainland. Besides, he wasn’t on the plane so he wouldn’t count anyway. But remember his vision? He told Charlie he saw Claire and Aaron get on a helicopter that would rescue them. Does the baby count as one or would you just count Claire if she is in fact one of the Six? And I’m still baffled about the funeral. I’m thinking now it may even be Sayid. If Kate and Jack know he is working for Ben then that explains Kate’s animosity towards whomever is in the coffin but Jack’s tears when he reads the newspaper clipping. It would also explain no one being at the funeral.
Well, my opinion and $4 will get you a coffee at Starbucks. Y’all let me have it with what you think! Britt, I hope you got to watch before I spoiled it for you! :)
I’m off to reclaim my heating pad. The Girl is sitting on it now and she just informed me, “Mom, I love this way more than you.”
I’m hoping she means she loves the heating pad better than I love the heating pad and not that she loves it more than she love me.
Though I can see how it would be a toss up.
Have a great Friday night!
Lisa!! I’m cracking up completely!
I am addicted to my electric blanket on my bed….we have a king size bed but a twin size blanket ON MY SIDE ONLY!!! And, I’m in complete heaven.
I have nothing to say about Lost. DIdn’t see it and I’m frustrated because I was lost last week. I’ll get caught up and see if I can’t figure this thing out.
Happy weekend and stay warm!
FABUOUS post! I loved the preview for next week; Kate with the sunglasses and paparazzi. I’m hoping for some ANSWERS next week! (How many times have I said that?) Who do you think the employer of Sayid’s girl is? And why the golf course violence? Clearly people are afraid of the six. Hmmm…
I like your Lost theory! If Ben can move freely back and forth, he probably doesn’t count as one of the six, right? Maybe he goes back and forth at will, not on the boat or helicopter or whatever, so the media would not have reported his “rescue.” That leaves room for a surprise survivor, after we think we’ve counted all six.
i don’t know about the man in the coffin, or Kate’s “him”. Maybe she works for Ben too? Sawyer as a boyfriend is probably too obvious.
Okay,I missed LOST due to travel, not eating out. Ate a fat free hot dog on the road….been trying to watch on abc.com all day and that part of their site is down, I guess everyone is trying to watch. SO, I’ve read the forums. LOSTIES think Aaron is the someone Kate has to get home to when she meets up with Jack at the airport (s4 w2) and that Claire is in the casket. That her and Aaron were the other two to leave the island…some also think that Kate is pregnant with Sawyers baby and that is the HE she has to get home too. Anyway, still trying to watch.
Ate at Daniel Boone Inn, NOT LEGAL. More TAE BO tomorrow, a double dose.
Well after reading J’s comment….I don’t feel so guilty anymore!!LOL But who are ya’ll talking about being in a casket? Was that before my LOST time? I don’t remember seeing that!!Oh….I love the heating pad too. It’s just cozy!!
OK, I think I’m younger than you and I LOVE my heating pad! I normally feel like a piece of the frozen tundra. People laugh at me at work because I often have a hoodie on under my lab coat. I use my heating pad to knock the chill out of my bed before I turn in. (I don’t have an electric blanket.)
Nobody better even THINK of touching my heating pad!
Now that is a great idea. I may have to go find the heating pad burried in the upstairs closet tonight and try it out.
I have to admit I don’t understand all you people who love Lost. I have never really gotten into it. Though I must admit your talking about it made it sound much more interesting than I ever thought it was.
Enjoy your night!
OK. I’m not sure I should comment, but I can’t resist. I just finished SEASON ONE of Lost on DVD. Our TV is only hooked to a DVD/VCR and multiple game systems. :)
BUT, last night I happened to be staying in a hotel and watched the two episodes of Lost. I felt like I was in some mind warp – making the jump from Season 1 to Season 4.
So I have NO theory on what last night’s episode meant. I just sat there shocked on the edge of the bed. I couldn’t even relax against the pillows.
Season 2 just came in from the library and we’re marathon watching that one. I may have to break down and BUY season 3. And catch up with 4 on YouTube.
I don’t think I’ll have a decent night’s sleep until I do!!
I’ll be watching your blog comments…I just love the clues. :)
Oh, Lisa, you reminded me of something.
I love my heating pad too, and now I absolutely adore my buttwarmer in my car seat – ahhhhhh. It can be 80 degrees outside and I will be sweating on my buttwarmer.
But my memory is this – when I was pregnant with my first baby, I slept on the heating pad for my lower back. One time I woke up and found myself lying on my tummy – on the heating pad. I was mortified, I was in tears, I was so sure that I had boiled my precious baby ALIVE!
Ahhh me. Now I know that the Lord prepared the womb to be much better at protecting them than that. But it was a scary moment!
Aah! I remember the days of the heating pad! I’m way past that. Now adays, I alternate between the fan, ice packs and walking barefoot on the cold ceramic tile floor of the kitchen in order to COOL OFF…yes in -20 degree weather, I layer not for warmth, but to be able to take it off!! Yep, I take it off, layer by layer!!! (See what you have to look forward to?)
I am sure you would out over a heating pad, but if you had an electric blanket you could all snuggle down under together! And Lost…I am lost!
Lisa, I have used a heating pad for YEARS and I’m just 37. I put it on my feet every night to warm them up before going to sleep :) It’s just not the same as an electric blanket. Love it! Enjoy it fellow old-timer :)
You are a hoot! Love the heating pad story. I’ve had one for years. Oh yeah, but I am older than you. Rats.
The rest of the story? You totally Lost me since I don’t watch it (and I’m NOT the only one after all – yea Julie!). But it’s still fun to read your perplexity!!
Lisa, as for Lost I am way lost!!
I think I am the only one who has never seen it..am I behind the times?? Oh, Dear I must really be getting old b/c I don’t even wacth that much tv,anymore unless it’s good movie or show I usually read,gee that does sound old!!
My mother in law gave me a heating pad a while back and I just love it I keep it by my bed and I fall alseep just like a cat all curl up!! I keep it on low when I do nap so I won’t burn or anything like that.
And as for th T.I.in me ,,I think so is gone only when I hear a disco song I become a teeagaer again and start dancing!!
keep warm cause it’s cold out there.marina
There is a season for a mini van. Now I have a senior, a freshman, and a 7th grader and I’m starting to eye that sports car again!!
The heating pad story was funny but to me the funniest was the conversation you had with your inner voices and btw, you did do that in front of us! But now we all know that we’re not the only crazies!!!
Lost has totally stumped me.
Ben can’t count as a survivor cause he wasn’t on the plane neither could Desmond. The teaser is that next week they’ll reveal the 5th survivor…..so we’ll see!
o.k… so I know that I’m the baby of the group (well, minus Manda, I have a couple of years on her!) but just so you know, I’ve had a heating pad since my freshman year in college… that would mean that I was 18 when I got it! hilarious! It provides much needed heat in this cold little townhome of mine. And, I still haven’t got to watch LOST… some of us have to work for a living!!!! (JUST KIDDING!) I wish I were in NC with the rest of my fam. :0( But watch out, it looks as if a trip to the big hometown is in my near future (meaning NEXT WKND!) I need some of Nana’s chicken & dumplins’, dinner & late night Wal-mart trip with the parents, and just home church love!
Two Words for you and your warmth issue: CORN BAGS. I have two of them. You heat them in the microwave and they provide a good hour of warmth. Not only that, they are hip and cool–I even have a popular leopard print one that is very soft. You cannot succomb to IT! I will grab a hand and help you, friend!
I read this yesterday (couldn’t comment due to nursing a baby; I should just make that an acronym — CCD2NAB) and I’m still dying with laughter.
You are truly hysterical, Lisa. And warm. Since I live in Minnesota, you’re my hero. Way to fight for the heating pad, woman.
Oh we are just slack-jawed over LOST. What is going on??? I think that Aaron’s role is way overlooked. I think he will prove to be a pivotal role in the series somehow. I love Sayid, but I don’t know why.
J wants to see a pic of the kerosene wall heater! lol!!!! He thinks maybe it’s propane? lol!!!!
Hi Lisa! I’ve seen you on the LPM blog (Siestaville!) and I just thought I would leave a comment and say hi before I left so I wouldn’t be a “lurker”. I love your blog!
I just finished watching Thursdays episode of Lost. I could read your blog before hand or see something I’m not supposed to! I used to think I had answers, now I’m just confused. At first I thought Kate was taking care of Ben, who know. I thought for some reason John would be in the casket. Who would go to his funeral. I did think Sawyer too, but I’m just not sure anymore! At first I was ticked at Sayid, thinking dude what happen to you! Then Ben made it all make sense. He’s just evil! Who is the guy in the cabin? There is a spiritual aspect of this show. I’ve always thought that, from the time the lady prayed with Charlie on the beach. A good versus evil, redemption kind of thing. Ya know all these people getting a change be redeemed from their old life! Don’t think I’m nuts or anything, trying not to make more then there is! I have to say though it’s the only show my husband has ever needed to watch!
Oh I love your Lost recaps and theories!!! You are brilliant. I can’t wait to share them with my husband. You have definitely got me thinking. They make total sense. And I completely forgot about the vision that Desmond saw Claire and Aaron. I think Aaron would have to count as one. I LOVE this show! I will look forward to your weekly talks on this!
And your last part of this post about what your daughter said, had me laughing out loud!
My first time on your blog via Just a Girl and love it – can relate to everything – it’s the heating pad story that caught me. It’s awful fighting over a heating pad with your children – I always felt so mean! But I’m lost re: Lost – never seen it and it doesn’t play in our neck of the woods so will have to catch up on DVD someday.