When I'm in a funk...one sure fire way to make it better is for me to plan something. The series finale of LOST seemed like the perfect event to plan around and since I don't know anyone else in my little town that watches the show I decided to plan around food and drinks.
I started off with a Welcome to the Island cocktail that I named Jack on the Beach. It consisted of Rum, Amaretto, Orange Juice and Coconut Juice. It was delicious!
When I was planning my menu...I wanted to only use items that would have been found on the island and I did a lot of research! I made coconut chicken and shrimp (fished by Jin), Boar Balls (hunted by Locke), grilled cinnamon pineapple slices, cucumbers and tomatoes (grown by Sun). I even managed to steal some soda's from Whitmore's sub.
During the 4.5 hour television event....Keith and I indulged in blended Dharmatini's and cookies from the hatch! The cocktail was another of my special drink creations and consisted of canned mango, coconut juice, vodka, triple sec, grenadine and ice.
Do you know what my favorite part of this whole dinner was? Seeing my kids faces light up and hearing them say, 'This is Great!' because I had done something special and different. Priceless!
And this is why I love a theme and planning special meals. LOST is a special show all by it's self...but this made watching it more fun and we had such a lovely evening.
About the show......stop reading now if you haven't watched it yet.
We decided to watch the 2 hour special that was on before the finale because I tend to forget details. Like on Grey's this week...I did not remember the shooter from a previous episode. Keith had to tell me who he was. Keith blames this on the fact that I'm always doing something while I'm watching TV...twittering, looking at a magazine or drinking wine. He says I need to focus. Anyway, the two hour pre-game show had all of the actors talking about their characters, plus the creators of the show explaining stuff. We also figured out that LOST has been on for as long as we've been married and it felt like we'd pasted a test. Our marriage has survived LOST!
I dreamt about the show all night. My brain is still trying to figure out what the heck happened because my Virgo, left brained self wants to analyze the heck out of it instead of just letting it be what it was. I really great, well written, exciting show with no real conclusion.
On the one hand, I'm led to believe that everyone is dead and that they were all reunited with the person they LOST while on the island. Which would mean that everything really happened...the crash, the rescue, the return....everything.
On the other hand, my brain wants to believe that everyone that escaped on the plane made it to safety and that Kate and Sawyer lived happily ever after, Claire was reunited with Aaron and Richard got to live.
But that also means that it's possible that Jack survived his knife wounds and lived on the island with Hurly and Ben. Either way...I'm happy that Sun and Jin ended up together.
I'M SO LOST!
Thank you Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse for entertaining us for the last 6 years! It was a wild ride and we're so glad we survived it.
Excellent reading about LOST from the L.A. Times.
Here are the alternate endings....