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Have you ever been in a situation where you have a friend, or, more accurately, a former friend who has cut themselves out of your life for reasons unknown, who was not doing well yet all you can think of to say is a statement that could very easily be interpreted as selfish and unhelpful. Added to this, the situation is none of my business anyway. It's aggravating. The best I can do is write what I just did here in case she comes across it.

Speaking of former friends, I discovered last night a person I tried to start a relationship with is moving in with the guy she met about the time we ended things this past summer. My mood has nothing to do with who has moved on and who hasn't. Hell, I myself even had a whole other "attempt" since. No, I guess it's the speed all this has happened that bothers me. Not only am I not "the one," but I could be seen as "the one just before the one." This really shouldn't bother me and I did ask her how she was doing so I guess I really wanted an answer but...argh!

Can you believe that basically everything added to the Lost mythos early in the season was either killed or blown up at the end? In some ways I don't fault producers for blowing up the hatch and killing Desmond but I'm still a little iffy on the killing of Ana Lucia and Libby. I think they could have accomplished the storyline movement another way. If Mr. Echo is dead, I think that is an acceptable loss given how it would have happened. I can't wait for next season.


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