Who else does this?

January 29, 2009 at 8:38 pm 6 comments

Do you argue just to argue sometimes? You and your significant other…or close friend perhaps? Alex and I have started to more frequently now. I don’t know what this is a sign of.

And don’t get me wrong…when I say “argue,” I mean debate. Try to outdo one another with facts and statistics. And point out when the other contradicts him or herself. It’s getting a little petty I fear…but we both love it! We’re becoming seasoned at it…or at least I am. Alex will tell you that he’s always been good at this activity and gets excited whenever he feels the opportunity approaching him.

Last night we “debated” for a good 10 minutes on whether or not “Lost” is more Sci-Fi than “Star Trek.” C’mon people…I think we all know the answer to this one! How could he argue that “Lost” is just as Science Fiction-y as “Star Trek.” Hmmmph! If you know him personally please tell him he’s sooo wrong. And Oh, please back up such declaration with facts and confidence!

Petty right…debating about shows and scifi….we need to get out more! Which brings me to tomorrow night. We’re going out for a friend’s birthday party to this place. I’ll write about the grub at a later date!


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Leah  |  January 29, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hey Erin!

    I just found your blog via facbeook! I am going to start following you in Google Reader- my “blog love language.” :) Court told me you guys bought a house! Congrats and hope all is well!


  • 2. Brian Kirk  |  January 29, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    louies is good. they sell $100 gift cards for $80 bucks at costco.

  • 3. Alec  |  January 30, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    I’ve never seen “Lost” or “Star Trek,” so I can’t say… but I was always under the impression that “Lost” was more fantastical than sci-fi… though, ya know… haven’t actually seen the show.

  • 4. Alex  |  January 30, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    The reason I even brought this conversation up with my as sci-fi as star trek comment was because i read this article on entertainment weekly.com

    “And down the rabbit hole we go. Or should that be wormhole? Lost plunged into brain-boggling sci-fi in last night’s premiere, and the show itself seemed anxious about our reaction. The self-conscious opening sequence — with Dharma laborers drilling into the Island’s ”exotic matter” and melting their bits; the Dharma hardhat who rolled his eyes at the Dharma Dude of Many Names as he bleated about time travel — spoke to and for those who have always worried that the show’s overtly out-there elements would turn the series into silly hokum. If you got a cathartic thrill out of seeing Sawyer slap Doc Faraday across his scruffy theory-spouting mug (ouch!) and then threaten scientist sidekick Charlotte Lewis with the same (”Shut it, Ginger, or you’re getting one, too!”), then you’re probably one of the wary. Me? I’ve always liked Lost’s geeky side, and more, the adventurous storytelling it inspires. ”Because You Left” — which skipped back and forth along the Island’s timeline, leaving the castaways (and us) to puzzle out their time/space whereabouts — was a wild winner in my book. And it was made possible, no doubt, by all the bandwagon fans that have fallen off over the years — the ones Lost doesn’t have to worry about alienating anymore. ”Because You Left.” How ironic.”

    A show about time travel and magnetic phenomenon, smoke monsters, alternate universes, healing properties, infertilization, mysterious research facilities, telepathy and astral projection is 100% SCI-FI I love sci-fi and have watched it all my life. most of the things that happen in Lost have been explained in a different way on Star Trek.

  • 5. Alex  |  January 30, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Science fiction (abbreviated SF or sci-fi with varying punctuation and capitalization) is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology. Science fiction is found in books, art, television, films, games, theatre, and other media. In organizational or marketing contexts, science fiction can be synonymous with the broader definition of speculative fiction, encompassing creative works incorporating imaginative elements not found in contemporary reality; this includes fantasy, horror, and related genres.[1]

    Science fiction differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature (though some elements in a story might still be pure imaginative speculation). Exploring the consequences of such differences is the traditional purpose of science fiction, making it a “literature of ideas”.[2] Science fiction is largely based on writing entertainingly and rationally about alternate possibilities[3] in settings that are contrary to known reality.

    These may include:

    * A setting in the future, in alternative time lines, or in a historical past that contradicts known facts of history or the archeological record
    * A setting in outer space, on other worlds, or involving aliens[4]
    * Stories that involve technology or scientific principles that contradict known laws of nature[5]
    * Stories that involve discovery or application of new scientific principles, such as time travel or psionics, or new technology, such as nanotechnology, faster-than-light travel or robots, or of new and different political or social systems (e.g. a dystopia ) [6]

  • 6. erynchandler  |  January 30, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Ya see people, see what I have to live with. See the above two comments. Yes, the ones that made me yawn and role my eyes obnoxiously but felt obligated to read.

    Alex argues much better when it’s online….being able to copy and paste someone else’s words!

    P.S. we don’t hate eachother. we LOVE eachother. honey, I don’t want to talk about this ever again…bc my mind may explode. I’m dropping this “debate” in a box and throwing into the air in hopes that it’ll dissolve and be sucked into some time travel orb. It could happen. it happens in LOST.


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