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So, yes, I am (well I guess at this point the correct verb is was) a huge Lost fan. I loved all of it. The suspense, the characters, the magic, the setting.  So whenever I am in Hawaii and see a Lost landmark, I morph into  a “Lostie.” You know, one of those people who love TV trivia.

I know, I probably shouldn’t be putting this out there, but I just loved Lost!

Last month when I was in Hawaii, we passed this particular marina where the Searcher is moored every time we went to Honolulu.  You know, Penny’s ship that was searching for Desmond.  I finally stopped and had a ‘photo shoot’ with the boat.  It was fun, I mean it’s from Lost!

We had an elaborate plan in which my brother Zack was going to write “NOT PENNY’S BOAT” on his hand and we were going to take a photo of him under water. Just like when Charlie was about to drown and he discovered that it wasn’t Penny’s boat coming to rescue them….

We never followed through on our plan.  Maybe next time I’m there we will.  A Lost photo montage would be fun!


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What I learned this week

I spent the past week visiting various members of my ginormous extended family, from my Mom’s side. (My parents are both on the tail end of families with nine children.) My brother Zack, visiting from San Diego, arrived to Ames on Friday morning ready for our trip to Minneapolis. (After driving our MINI from San Diego to Ames, which he did in 26 hours.  He and a buddy offered to drive our other car here for us, so that we would not have to make two cross-country trips. We will be eternally indebted to them both. How awesome are they?)

So, on Saturday, we all (Giuseppe, Zack, Paolo, Brandon, Sofia, and I) drove up to Minneapolis for a visit.  We stayed there until Tuesday morning, when we headed up to the North Woods, where we have two cabins on a lake and more relatives.  We arrived back to Ames a few hours ago.

There will be photos to follow, but here is the shortlist of what I learned/remembered this week:

– Camp Snoopy is no longer Camp Snoopy at the Mall of America. Now it’s a creepy Dora-Land. But the rides are better. (Read: Scarier. And fun.)

– I am not sure I totally get the series finale of Lost. I am still thinking about it.

– Summer is hot in the Midwest. I am already becoming weary of being sweaty.

– Lakes are very refreshing. I thoroughly enjoyed my dips in Moose Lake.

– Despite all of my efforts to lead a very green lifestyle, Nature doesn’t love me back.  I was continually attacked by mosquitos, spiders, and deer flies.  Chances are, if you were standing by me outside, the bugs didn’t bug you, as they were busy torturing me.

– Cousins are always a lot of fun. And my aunts and uncles are absolutely hilarious. (I spent the week laughing so hard I thought may’ve needed some laughter pads.)

– Minneapolis is always awesome, and so is the rooftop restaurant where we dined on Saturday night, Joe’s Garage.

– Zack likes beer and is always tons of fun on vacation.

– I have an amazing husband and I really miss him when we are apart.

– I have a very smiley baby.


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