Thursday, February 28, 2013

Surviving--With Friends, Family, and Carbs

Kindra and ME! At last night's Survivor viewing party.
(She's one of my favorite people on the planet.
Truly. No matter where I am in life, I hope to always always have Kindra as a part of it.)

Last week we were able to watch Survivor with our family in California. And it was awesome!

And last night we were able to watch with our family and friends here in Utah. And it was awesome! (Thank you so much for hosting us, Janet!)

And I'm happy to say ... 

I've survived another week in the Caramoan (thanks to my tribe's winning streak--woo hoo!)!

Here are a few quick pics of our viewing party here in SLC, Utah.

Episode 3 viewing party, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Episode 3 viewing party: The Kids' Couch.
Everyone brought snacks for the viewing, so I brought my favorite: bread.

Did you watch last night's episode?

What did you think?

I know I was virtually silent in last night's episode, but to be honest, that's fine by me. Any night I/we don't go to Tribal Council is a good night on/in Survivor!

I do wish we were seeing a little more of each individual player, but I undertand the show is only an hour (less with commercials), and there are 20 of us playing--so there just isn't time to get everyone a lot of airtime.

But believe me, as someone who lived it, every person/player out there is talking, planning, and strategizing. There's never a dull moment out there. For anyone.

Also, not that you have a lot of freetime, but CBS posts the secret or deleted scenes after each episode online at those typically show us a lot more of what's going on with the game.

Here are some of my favorite scenes left out of last night's epsiode (and yes, I'm shameless: one includes ME):

There's no stealth in steal 'r us (Dawn):
A great piece of armor (Cochran):

I still have work to do (Andrea):

One of the best feelings (Corrine):

No target on my back (Brenda):

Beautiful Brenda (c) CBS, Monty Brinton, 2012.

Cochran managing the sun. (c) CBS, 2012, Monty Brinton.

Michael from the Fans. (c) CBS, 2012, Monty Brinton.

Bikal Tribe. (c) CBS, Monty Brinton, 2012.

One of MY favorites in life: Dre Dre. (c) CBS, 2012, Monty Brinton.

PS: Thanks so very much for watching and supporting me in this wonky experience. Twice! I love my family and friends and feel so grateful to them/you for helping me live my dream.