Answer: YES, it’s Rupert from Survivor and me...ARGH!!!
We all have favorites and I’m fortunate to have a favorite show that not only gives you Rupert but also some Dragon-Slayer coaching from Coach and some sugar from…Sugar! See below…and yes she does look a little like Marilyn Monroe and still yes…she definitely likes her some Stader. But I digress.
Survivor has been a staple of my life for 9 years. That’s a significant portion of my life and Survivor has wrestled for my allegiance with only one other love to contend with - my other Thursday night staple - CSI. You can count on very few consistent things in this life but one is that Survivor will bring us a new crop of interesting folks a few days after the Super Bowl and then that dreaded dry spell that lasts the entire summer while we wait until mid-September and another batch of cast members.
So having established that Survivor is my favorite reality show, I’ve come to appreciate the game that is being played between our villains and heroes and those that get voted out too early and therefore we can’t necessarily categorize them. Or maybe we can steal a term from Lost and call them the “others.” Well regardless of which category they fall into - I was able to meet a couple of dozen of them this past weekend. And you know - I was well pleased with my newfound tribemates. It’s funny because it’s easy to view them as characters and not realize that they are just like you or I but maybe a tad better looking and stranded on an island for 7 weeks.
Well my world crashed into their’s this past Saturday night. They had a job to do (albeit non paying so should we call it a hobby?) and they pulled it off well. Really well come to think of it. As soon as I arrived at the Galt House my head was on a swivel in anticipation of noticing some of the reality stars and I wasn’t disappointed. My timing was great for many of them were arriving back from a long day at Six Flags and the Kentucky Challenge which is like an Amazing Race/Survivor event. I wasn’t able to attend that but my eyes were as huge as they could be when I saw Stephen and Courtney come walking towards me off of the escalator! They ARE real I thought to myself. And also much taller than I expected.
Stephen and Courtney...This was a "friend trap" picture as Stephen was going for a Myspace type goofy picture and Courtney and I were just showing off our model good looks :-)
Anyway…those are just some initial ramblings about my weekend… So be prepared for some additional thoughts on it soon…Oh and of course I had some of my new friends sign a baseball for me…. Fun times!
Signed baseball by Rupert (Argh!) and Survivor winners and also Eric - who won The Amazing Race