Saturday, May 31, 2008

True Beauty

I came across this video as I was randomly stalking people's blogs.

"As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion." -Prov. 11:22

"Your adornment must not be merely external - braiding the hair, and wearing gold jewelry, or putting on dresses; but let it be the hidden person of the heart." 1 Pet. 3:3-4a

In the book of Esther, the writer made it a point to say that she was beautiful BEFORE she was taken to the citadel of Susa. At the king's palace, the women brought there were basically made beautiful (think the Persian version of that video up there) for A WHOLE YEAR! Yet the writer says she was beautiful BEFORE that process.
The writer also says that she found favor with Hegai, who was in charge of the women. I suspect that Hegai had seen plenty of haughty women who were pining for the crown like lions for meat. So the way that Esther found favor with him was probably in her attitude and words.

Likewise, we shouldn't be so concerned with looking perfect. We should be more concerned with our spiritual beauty because at the end of the day, that's what really matters.
Now don't think that this means we should schlep around not having showered in weeks, because that extreme is ALSO wrong. In a verse in the New Testament, it says that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and should be treated as such.
(does anyone remember the specific verse? if so, please leave it as a comment. much thanks!)

The Beauty of Math

I got this in an email foward a couple months ago, and I thought it was amazing.
1 x 8 + 1 = 9
12 x 8 + 2 = 98
123 x 8 + 3 = 987
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321
1 x 9 + 2 = 11
12 x 9 + 3 = 111
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111
9 x 9 + 7 = 88
98 x 9 + 6 = 888
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888
987654321 x 9 - 1 = 8888888888
9876543210 x 9 - 2 = 88888888888
1 x 1 = 1
11 x 11 = 121
111 x 111 = 1232
11111 x 1111 = 1234321
11111 x 11111 = 123454321
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321
111111111 x 111111111=123456789 87654321
Now, take a look at this...101% From a strictly mathematical viewpoint: What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? We have all been in situations where someone wants you to GIVE OVER 100% .How about ACHIEVING 101%?What equals 100% in life? Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions:
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26.
If: H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K
8+1+18+4+23+ 15+18+11 = 98%
And: K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E
11+14+15+23+ 12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96%
But: A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100%
THEN, look how far the love of God will take you:
L-O-V-E-O-F- G-O-D
12+15+22+5+15+ 6+7+15+4 = 101%
Therefore, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that: While Hard Work and Knowledge will get you close, and Attitude will get you there, It's the Love of God that will put you over the top!

LOST: Theories

I truly believe my dad is a genius. He has figured out partially what happened to the Island. It didn't actually move to a different location, it moved foward in time. In the Orchid orientation video, Halliwax said about the rabbit moving foward in time that it would seem to disappear for a few seconds. The frozen donkey wheel merely does a much bigger version of that and it has moved the Island to October of 2005. (because Ben was moved to that time when we found him in Tunisia, looking like he does now, wound and all)

Friday, May 30, 2008

One of the greatest movies ever made...

"If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans," is the opening sentence of Bella. The makers of this movie, dissatisfied with the immorality permeating most Hollywood movies, formed their own company, Metanoia Films, to create Bella. Metanoia is a fitting name, as it is Greek for "conversion" or "repentance." Leo Severino had worked as a manager at 20th Century Fox and had felt the call to make redeeming films; Alejandro Monteverde had experienced God's call to turn from his life in the fast lane; and Eduardo Verasteugi had rejected his former typecast of Latino womanizer to follow Jesus Christ.
In the movie, Eduardo plays Jose, a former soccer star who loses his career in a moment. He now works as a chef at his brother's restaurant in New York. Also working at the restaurant is Nina, a waitress struggling to make it in New York. When Manny fires her, Jose shows her a simple act of kindness which changes each of their lives forever.
Don't settle with just renting this movie. Firstly, you will want to own it, and secondly, supporting this film means supporting the Christian makers of this film and the values they stand for.

LOST: There's No Place Like Home Parts 2 and 3

Wow.....where do I even begin this week? There is so much stuff that has happened, it's hard to know where to start. Let's start with....the coffin. Dad and I thought we had it completely figured out. We thought it was Michael because it was obviously not one of the Six, but he had to have had a fake name and ID. But....Jeremy Bentham? (aka, John LOCKE????!?!?!?!!??!) And Sayid killed him????!!?!?!?!?!?!??!? And if Sayid killed him, why? I don't think Ben ordered him to considering Ben said that Locke had to come back to the island with them.

Favorite moments of this week's episode:
*Sawyer jumping out of the helicopter
*Revelation of part of the Orchid's functions
*Seeing Ben put everything metal in the vault as Locke sees the video say not to
*Ben officially telling Locke that he is the Others' new leader
*Seeing how Ben got injured and catapulted into the future
*Desmond's explanation of how if you cut -fill in the blank-...boom.
*The Island vanishing. (see turtle theory from Finale part 1)
*Desmond and Penny reunited!!! YES!!!!
*Hurley supposedly playing chess with Mr. Eko

Worst moments of this week's episode:
*Ben being banished from the Island
*Jin missing the helicopter
*Having a heart attack while Desmond wasn't breathing
*Not knowing whether Faraday is alive or not
*The Kahana is no more
So...the Island is lies have been planned and put into action. I still find Jack a disappointing character. To deny the existance of miracles after everything that has happened on the Island is just absurd.
What did Miles mean by Charlotte "wanting to get back" to the Island? And where is Faraday? Is he still adrift or was he part of the area taken with the Island like Alcatraz?
So many questions......and we have to wait till January '09. We even have to wait until December 9 for the boxed set of Season 4, which stinks even more. It's as I predicted; they're taking advantage of the Christmas rush. Do not despair my (few) readers. I will continue to post about Lost, though I'm not sure what the posts' content will be. Please feel free to leave suggestions in the form of comments! (I recently made it all right to leave 'anonymous' comments, but please still include some way of my knowing who you are.)
Until next time...there are other Others in other places.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

M. Night's underappreciated film...

NO, I'm not talking about Lady in the Water. That one I didn't like very much. I am talking about the Village, that mysterious tale of a town surrounded by woods inhabited by creatures known as Those We Don't Speak Of. Throughout the beginning of the movie, we learn that there is a truce between the villagers and the creatures. The Villagers stay in their valley, Those We Don't Speak Of stay in their woods. Additionally, the color red is believed to attract the creatures, so anything red is buried. Flags around the border and guards wear yellow, thought to be the safe color.

*start of spoilers*
After the death of a child, Lucius Hunt asks the elders of the village permission to travel to the towns beyond Covington woods to retrieve medicines. His request is denied, and after a small venture into the woods by Lucius, the creatures enter the village at night and leave red marks on all of the doors.
Afer Lucius and Ivy become engaged, Lucius is stabbed by Noah Hunt, an incident that promps Ivy Walker to ask her father's permission to go to the towns and retrieve medicine for Lucius. Against the elders' wishes, he lets her go.
Those who have seen the movie know of the three great plot twists of the movie which I won't divulge here.
*end of spoilers*
This is a GREAT movie that has often been bashed by critics, like Roger Ebert saying that the film had a "crummy secret." Yes, it doesn't have as much action as Signs or as much creep-out factor as the Sixth Sense (both of which I LOVE) but it scores high in the characters and acting. (notable cast members include Joaquin Phoenix, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Adrien Brody) I truly love and get involved with the characters when I watch the movie. (unlike *cough* lady in the water *cough, cough*)
Review of Bella to come soon!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Featured Comic

Photo Editing amusement

I found this really neat online picture editing program called Picnik, so I've proceded to use some of my spare time editing pictures.

Here's my baby Charlie playing outside

This is a duck we saw in the Magic Kingdom

Me with Rhindon, Peter's sword. "Be ye friend or foe?"

Me with Excalibur. "The Lady of the Lake. Her arm clad in the purist shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water. Signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king."

My uncle Kent watching a Rice football game. I call this one, "The Lone Fan"

This one is of Dad on Tom Sawyer Island in Magic Kingdom

This is me on Lake Travis. I love the blue in the picture!

And finally, the last picture taken of me before I whacked off my hair,

you have just crossed into...the Twilight Zone.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Prince Caspian....the real review

Yes, it's a week late, but I had to get all my notes I scribbled down during the movie in order. As always, if you wish to keep yourself spoiler free, you should skip this review.

I knew from the start of this movie that it was going to be awesome. How you may ask? Right after the Disney and WaldenMedia logos did their thing, two planets came close together, and passed each other....just like the book. If they were going to do small things like that from the book, then they had my full appreciation.
But, just to get them out of the way, I have..

The Cons---
Just like I thought it would, Susan warrior chick bothered me. Yes, she didn't really have a choice whether to fight or not, but THROWING an arrow??? That's kind of too much for me to believe that she's really "the Gentle." I did love all of her garb, especially her purple dress and her armor corset thing, which was awesome..
And, just like I thought it would, the SusanCaspian romance thing bothered me, but not as much as I thought it would. It was very slight, so it didn't ruin the movie for me.
The worst part for me was the breaking of Peter's character. Yes, it would be hard to adjust to being a kid again, but once he was back in Narnia, he didn't adjust BACK to being the Magnificent quite as well as he could have. Once meeting with Caspian, he proceeds to take total and complete charge, which seemed to be a bit bold considering Caspian was the one who currently held the right to the Narnian throne. In the book, Peter specifically said to Caspian, "I haven't come to take your place, you know, but to put you into it."

And now that we're pass the cons, I shall discuss the things that COULD have been cons, but weren't. The night raid is a good example. I thought it was amazing the strategy and ideas they had for it, and the execution was incredible until all of the Telmarine soldiers were alerted to it.
After the night raid, Caspian is approaced by Nikabrik in Aslan's How. Nikabrik asks if he's glad of using that horn now, and proceeds to take Caspian into the room with the Stone Table, which leads into the scene that also COULD have been an issue, but turned out to be awesome.
Nikabrik says, "We've tried one ancient power, and that has failed." The wer-wolf gave me shivers when it repeated word for word the line in the book. "I am hunger. I am thirst. I can fast a hundred years and not die. I can lie a hundred nights on the ice and not freeze. I can drink a river of blood and not burst. Show me your enemies!"
The hag proceeds to draw the circle, and takes the White Witch's wand and plunges it into the ground. Ice trickles up two columns, and the White Witch faces Caspian. After a bit, the Pevensies and a few others burst into the scene and start taking care of business, but in the middle of it, Peter is drawn in by the White Witch and stands next to Caspian entranced. "You know you can't do this alone," she tells Peter. But suddenly, one of the most awesome moments of the whole movie happens. The ice shatters, and behind it stands Edmund with his sword, the cause of the break. "I know, you had it all worked out," he says to Peter before walking away.

YAY FOR EDMUND!!!!!! He is definitely one of my top favorite characters.

Overall, this was a fantastic movie that stayed true to the spirit to the book, and it was amazing seeing my childhood dream of seeing the Chronicles come to life in a movie come true for a second time.
I shall return and discuss individual things from the movie later.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Prince Capsian.....AWESOME!!!!!

Don't have time for a real post about it now, cause I need to take a shower before leaving, but I have to say, it blew my mind. The parts that I knew I was going to have issues with, I did. But they weren't quite AS bad as I thought they would be. The good definitely outweighed the bad. And Ben Barnes as Caspian did a great job, I think. Yes, he is old for the part as written in the book, but I think it was done very well. Edmund's still my favorite....
Long live Aslan!

PS I will have a real review on here later plus several mini-discussions, but don't look for any of them any sooner than tomorrow afternoon.

LOST: There's No Place Like Home Part 1

WHAT???? TWO WEEKS???!?!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!??! We have to wait TWO WEEKS for the rest of the three hour finale??? DANG!
Aside from that, I was thinking about who's in the coffin, and I have figured out that it cannot be Sawyer. A.) Jack said in Something Nice Back Home that Sawyer chose to stay on the Island, and 2.) Kate did something for Sawyer in that episode. If she liked him enough to do something for him, you'd think she would go to his funeral. Unless she's just a complete and total two face, which isn't out of the question.

And now, favorite moments from this weeks episode:
*Charladay seeing a return! Yay, a 'ship I actually like other than PB&J(otherwise known as the Moth and the Butterfly) or Shayid.
*Richard Alpert returns again!!!! YES!

*The Others totally surrounding Kate and Sayid.
*Sawyer calling the Barracks New Otherton, which is what Damon and Carlton referred to it as.
*Ben signaling the unknown Other and NOT telling John and Hurley about it.
*Ben being shocked that John doesn't realize he always has a plan.
*Jack finally knowing that Claire is his sister.

*Nadia and Sayid reunited finally.

And how did Carole Littleton get out of that coma???

Featured character(s): Oceanic Six
What a fabricated lie they're telling. Why? Is it because of John Locke moving the Island, thus making it impossible to find? Is it because the Island still has to be hid? What in the world is GOING ON??????????? I basically don't know what to say about them because I'm too confused. And how is moving the Island going to deal with the freighter villains still being there? BLAH!!! Why two weeks????

Thursday, May 15, 2008

~Added Meaning~

I've been going back and listening to the Chronicles of Narnia on audiobook. Hearing them again, especially the Horse and His Boy and the Silver Chair, has really been amazing because of the symbolism that I missed as a younger Christian.

NOTE: Tricia, and anyone else who wants to keep themselves spoiler free, skip the rest of this entry and read later after reading.

In the Horse and His Boy, I'd have to say the main theme of it is God's providence and sovereignty in our lives. When Aslan reveals that all of the lions were He and that He had been the one to push the boat to shore when Shasta was a baby, you can grasp the meaning of God's providence. This book also mirrors how God is always with us, even when we can't see Him, feel Him, or recognize Him.

In the Silver Chair, C. S. Lewis shows how God uses our weaknesses to glorify Himself. Jill was given a specific set of instructions for herself and Eustace to follow, and they messed up pretty much every single one. Yet Aslan (like God) guided them and used their disobedience, quarrels, and weaknesses to find the lost prince. Like Romans 8:28, All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

BOG: AP Test is OVER!!!!!!!!!/Prince Caspian

Praise God, I'm finally done with the AP History test. I took it at a local high school this morning, and I am now free from doing three plus essays every day! Yay! And the timing for different stuff has been perfect, because there are a few awesome things happening tonight and this weekend that sort of serve as the light at the end of the tunnel.

First, there's the new Lost episode tonight, first of the three part finale. Tomorrow, Prince Caspian comes out. And also tomorrow night is the youth group overnighter, which should be fun.
On Prince Caspian:
I have a few concerns from the spoilers and stuff that's been leaking out. Three things especially.
1. Peter's character getting ruined- the stuff I've heard show that he's going to get cocky, which RUINS his role as the Magnificent.

2. Susan the "Gentle"- ok, Susan warrior chick is just NOT going to sit well with me. Susan is Gentle, Lucy is Valiant! Get it in your head, hollywood, Tolkien created the first warrior woman in Eowyn, and it just doesn't work with Susan. Lucy, yes. Aravis, yes. NOT Susan.

3. SusanCaspian-NO NO NO!!!!! Caspian marries Ramandu's daughter!!!!! IT'S JUST NOT RIGHT!!!
And now that I'm done ranting, I think overall, the rest of the movie should be good. I have hope for the calling of the White Witch scene, and from what I've seen of Reepicheep, they aren't ruining him with white fur, so that's really good. Miraz looks awesome, as do Trumpkin, Nikabrik, Cornelus, and Glenstorm. And of course, after I see the movie, I'll be sure to have a review with extended thoughts.
PS The Peter/Miraz duel looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

LOST: Theories

Dad has just brought up a new theory for me to report, and I think it's a good one.

Richard Alpert is an angel of the Island. He can't do a bunch of stuff, but he can influence and choose whoever is the current protector of the Island. He's part of all this behind the scenes work of the Island. Also, that would explain why he is ageless.

Matthew Abaddon is a fallen angel of the Island, possibly. And there is so much mystery surrounding him, I don't really have much else on him.

Here's the Lostpedia write up about the references of his name:

"Abaddon" is the name of the biblical Angel of the Abyss (Revelation 9:11).
The name is Greek for "destruction" or "the destroyer". As a place, it is likened to Sheol or hell. Abaddon is mentioned again elsewhere in revelations "And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key of the shaft of the bottomless pit; he opened the shaft of the bottomless pit and from the shaft rose smoke like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened with the smoke from the shaft." (Revelation 9:1-2)
Abaddon is pictured as a human sized locust, and is known as the lord of pestilence. "Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth; they were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any green growth or any tree, but only those of mankind who have not the seal of God upon their foreheads; they were allowed to torture them for five months, but not to kill them, and their torture was like the torture of a scorpion, when it stings a man. And in those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will long to die, and death will fly from them." (Revelation

LOST: Cabin Fever

All hail the return of Richard Alpert!!!! Huzzzah! YES!!! What's funny about this episode is that on my way home with Dad (before seeing the episode), we discussed Claire disappearing, and Dad had a really good theory. His theory was that Claire had died in the explosion, but she was in one of those solid ghost forms, an idea supported by Chistian Shepard, Dave, Charlie, Yemi, Libby, Boone, and Ben's mother. So she seems to be a ghost, and that's why Miles keeps on offering to help with her or Aaron, and why he didn't say anything when she walked off. Seeing her in the cabin with Christian (her dad) seems to have confirmed that idea.

Favorite moments of this week's episode:
*The return of Richard Alpert!!! YES!!!!
*John choosing the knife. (which seems to foreshadow his role of a hunter on the island)
*Seeing the drawing of the Smoke Monster that John made as a kid
*Seeing my prediction be correct (that this week would be a Locke centered episode)
*John's encounter with Christian and Claire in the cabin.
*Hurley splitting his Apollo bar with Ben
*My long-term theory of the island being on a turtle getting somewhat acknowledged with Locke being told that they needed to move the island. (anybody remember that idea in Alladin King of Thieves? ha ha..)

This week's featured character: John Locke
The Island has been calling to John ever since he was born. We saw Richard Alpert looking at him as a baby, he drew a picture of the Smoke Monster, Richard was on the verge of taking him, then Mittelos BioScience reached out to him. And now, John has finally been answered on what to do. Moving the island? How??? What in the world is going on?! And it seems to me that Locke has replaced Ben's position on the Island as Supreme Protector. With Ben's comment of how he used to have dreams, I think that John's dreams indicate that he is now Jacob's top man..besides Richard Alpert. I think Richard is off doing something interesting right now. Which brings me to...

Other featured character: Richard Alpert

Richard Alpert is still ageless man. And he looks cool in all the different ageless times we see him. Richard is the only known member of the Others that was also a member of the Hostiles. (according to the mythology, the Hostiles were the ones that wiped out the Dharma Initiative, and after that, they were known as the Others.) The big question is, why did Ben become the leader even when Richard had been around for much longer? And why is it exactly that he is ageless? Was he born on the island? If so, is that why he is ageless? If that is so, will Aaron grow up to be ageless?

So many questions........and speaking of that, it's obvious now that Keamy is a complete and total villain. Gault seemed to be bad at first, but now I think he was one of the better people.
About the Ray dying after they found his body: this supports Dad's theory that the island has something to do with a disruption in time. His theory was that the Swan station was doing something to make the island time catch up with real time, and now that it's gone, all these weird things to do with time are going on. I'm starting to agree with Dad on alot of his theories...
Trailer for next week:

Thursday, May 8, 2008


A photo motage of our kitten from when we got her around the end of March, to about a week ago.

This was when we first got her on March 24

March 25, Mom holding her sleeping after having a bottle

March 28, Charlie on my shoulder

April 11, Charlie sleeping on the rocking chair

April 14, sleeping in the crevice between the counter and the refrigerator

April 15, sleeping in her box that Kaya made for her

April 21, sleeping in schoolbooks

April 21, hanging out in a bag

And finally, April 26, me and Charlie

By no means get the idea that she sleeps all the time. And yes, I named her after the character in Lost even though she's a girl.

See the resemblance?

Monday, May 5, 2008

BOG on the blog

For anyone reading my blog who doesn't read Tricia or Caryn's blogs, BOG is Brag on God, and I have a great one tonight.
About a week ago, my spiritual motivation was extremely low. I hadn't been reading my Bible or praying all that much, so I asked my youth pastor and a friend to pray for me.
A week later on Saturday, I felt so motivated. I read my Bible alot that day, and then yesterday at church, Bryan's message was meant for me, the songs Pastor Berry chose for me were meant for me (they were some of my favorites, yay!) and Pastor Burkart's sermon was meant for me.
But that's only the first part. Pastor gave us the impact cards, so I put two people there. One I had no idea if she was a Christian or not, the other I was pretty sure he was a Christian, but I wasn't positive.
Well, tonight I was at acting class talking with this particular person and a couple of my other friends, and we got into a whole theological discussion about Creation, evolution, and the like. I asked each of the friends if they were a Christian, and they all were. I was so happy because it had been an answer to prayer about whether my friend was a Christian or not.
And just to close, I'd like to put Colossians 3:17:

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Edmund Blair Leighton paintings

I just love these paintings, so I wanted to share with y'all.

This one is "God speed" by Edmund Blair Leighton:

And this one is "Stitching the Standard" also by Edmund Blair Leighton:

And this one, also by Edmund Blair Leighton, is called "the Accolade."

I love his use of light, and I love how he shows the lady's devotion to her knight in different ways. In the first, she wishes him godspeed; in the second, she devotes her time to sewing his standard; in the third, she knights him for his deeds.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Great-Grandpa Gus

My great-grandpa was a game warden for the Texas Parks and Wildlife, and more than fifty years ago when my grandpa was a little boy, Great-grandpa Gus was shot and killed by an illegal duck poacher he was attempting to arrest.
They re-named the management area after him, and last year a new conservation center was opened at the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.
I never met him, but I know he was a wonderful husband and father. I look foward to seeing you in heaven Grandpa!
The Officer Down Memorial page has a page in his memory here:

LOST: Something Nice Back Home

Wow..Three words...What an episode. As always, if you haven't seen the episode yet and want to keep yourself spoiler free, skip this entry.

What a cliff hanger at the end! Is this how Kate gets the baby? Claire just abandons him? Or is there something else going on? I'm definitely sure now that Christian Shepard isn't dead after that encounter with Claire. And how are Claire and Jack going to figure out they're half siblings? I'm sure they do becaue Jack used it as a jab at Kate in the flashfoward.
And now, back by popular demand, (not really) Favorite moments of this week's episode:
*Juliet being cool for once and saying to shoot Daniel or Charlotte if either one of them tries to escape
*Daniel going before Charlotte at the Staff station to "make sure it's safe."
*Sawyer putting a restraining order on Miles.
*Jack tripping over a Millenium Falcon toy in the flashfoward. (We have the exact same toy!)
And what exactly is Kate doing for Sawyer in the flashfoward? I think it has something to do with Clementine. (Sawyer and Cassidy's daugher, remember?)
As Dad observed, this episode was all about relasionships in a way. Jack and Kate (that age old pairing), Jack and Juliet (the doctors), Jin and Sun, Charlotte and Faraday, and Sawyer and Claire (Clawyer anyone?).

This week's featured character: Jack

Jack has started on the slippery slope heading towards the beard, drinking, and self-perscribed drugs. I think that part of it will be the reappearances of his dad continually. Hurley went insane because he keeps on seeing Charlie, so maybe it's the same with Jack.

Well, I don't have another featured character for y'all this week, so I'll leave y'all with a couple links to two different promos for next week's episode.