As a long time fan of the show Survivor, I’ve often said that I would be voted off within the first 30 minutes on the island. If I even survived the boat ride. I watched the first season and many thereafter, but have to admit that I’ve not tuned in over the last several seasons. I think that Russell sort of ruined me for Survivor, what with all the shoes I flung at the television whenever he flashed his beady eyes on the screen.
But I can tell you for certain that I will be parked in front of the tube on September 19th, watching the premiere of Survivor: Philippines, because of one player. Lisa Whelchel Cauble (actress and author) has just announced that she is/was one of the contestants.
Fiddledaddy and I have known Lisa and her family for many many years. I first met Lisa when she was pregnant with her youngest child. Fiddledaddy goes back even farther, and was in their wedding. I love these people. I lay much of the blame of my decision to home school on Lisa, because of her encouragement and excellent mentoring. The best advice she ever gave me was to relax and not stress out about everything, because the stress will be all that the children will remember.
I wish I could say that I have diligently followed that sage advice. My children would tell you otherwise.
Anyhoo. Many Sunday evenings were spent at their house, and after the children were safely tucked into bed, the adults would be glued to American Gladiators. So I guess I can also blame my early love of reality television on her as well.
I think she will do FANTASTIC and I am so stinking proud of her for having the courage to do this. I cannot wait for the season premiere.
If you’re a Survivor fan, who has been your favorite player so far? Mine would be Boston Rob.