*L* Oooops I clicked add comment before I was done commenting. Goes to show you that not everyone is as computer savy. So, for your optimism, it works well with age and experiences. And with age and experience comes intelligence which is a very good thing to have. May your days continue to be filled with optimism and may the sun smile a brightly upon you as you do upon others.
:) Well... as a serious Lost fan, I'm sure that the parallel time hypothesis is not new to you... bascially Ben can come and go in time as he pleases (hence his basement full of money and clothes [look closely.. they're not all modern]... the world domination scenario is more likely a rouse as they're are really pawns in the bigger struggle of good vs evil... the Island is more than metaphor as Season 4's summary says... :)
I did a double take when I saw your hometown - I am from St. Joseph, Missouri originally. Now from the far west suburbs of Chicago - South Elgin. I often say that none of my friends are surprised to learn that I am 40 miles out of the loop, er, Loop.
I'm into Lost as well. I think that this may be the best season yet. I am now betting that the show is working on a struggle for world domination scenario. What do you think is going on? Sure ready for a new episode!
Anyway, I just had to write and pay homage to a Geek's Geek!