When a million dollars is on the line you can't let anything fall through the cracks.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'm back!

Still no word as to weather or not I have made it to the next round of interviews for the show. I'm guessing I probably won't. When the auditions come around again I am sure to have the best audition dvd footage.

I promise, promise, promise, promise to post some video of the roundtable discussion soon!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Round Table photos!

Here is the panel...
That's Henry on the left, Liza in the middle, and Cindy on the right.

This is the audience...

I'll post more later - I have to get my act together.... This Survivor training wore me down...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

St. Patty's Day Dash Survivor Style

Round-Table a Success!

The round-table discussion was wonderful - I was so enthralled I forgot to take pictures for you all. I will import the video soon and give you some stills from that later!

We had a pretty good turnout and I think we all learned a lot about how to get noticed and what to do once you made it on the show.

Here's a shout out to Neal (I don't know if that's how you spell your name)... we will practice practice practice!

I have to get a move on as I have to go run in the St. Patty's Day Dash. Running in the rain sure is an appropriate activity to train to become the ultimate Survivor.

I'll be back in a bit to wrap up the training and take a look back at what works and what doesn't.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Good Morning Survivors!

I am sorry that I haven't kept up with the posting the past few days... things are getting busy for this survivor wannabe.

I am finishing the preparations for the round-table discussion today. The pie is in the oven (I had my people make it)... I'm finishing up my list of questions to discuss and I am planning my outfit.

Tomorrow I have the St. Patty's Day Dash. That is going to be a run for the ages... I'm not really a runner but I think with all the training I've been doing I might might make it in under 40 minutes.

I realized that I didn't give you a status update on the testing of my pain threshold - yeah, that's right

This is what my leg looks like now... I have to admit that it wasn't as painful as I expected it to be... sure it hurt but not that bad... the results are beautiful! I have a limited amount of grow out (which will be nice when my doctor boyfriend on the island wants to massage my aching calves after a challenge)...

I think by far the hardest thing I've done is the top pot donut challenge...

I guess I should get up and finish the final preparations for this afternoon... see you at the gallery.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I should hear any day now! (or not...)

I think I have finally recovered from my endurance activities on Sunday. I posted my videos on Youtube and I have become a "favorite" of some person with a thing for feet. I'm quite alright with that. Whatever floats your boat.

This Saturday is my final workshop. This week we are having a round-table discussion...


Please join the artist and guest panelists to discuss what it takes to make it on a reality TV show.

The guest panelists are:

Henry Jenkins, Staff Writer and resident 'Survivor' Expert for BuddyTV
Liza Keckler, Executive Producer for major cable networks including HGTV, Discovery, Food Network & A&E Television
Cindy Rowlands, Survivor Superfan

We're going to have pie afterward. I hope you can all come.

On Sunday I will be running in the St. Patty's day dash to see if my endurance has gotten any better through my training and then it's all over... at least for the workshops. I am sure I will continuing to hone my skills even after the show is down.

If - I should say when I make it to the next round of interviews I will ratchet up my training full tilt.... I think I'll continue making videos in case you get lonely and start to miss me.

My eyelids are starting to get heavy so I better stop before I make too many typos.

I'll check back in tomorrow.

Top Pot Donut Challenge.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Good Evening!

Hello Survivor fans and friends. Let me tell you... I am really tired - this training is taking its toll on me.

I promise that I will post a video tomorrow of the treadmill challenge and or the donut challenge. I'm just a bit too tired right now to do it.

I'm not sure if I updated you all on the leg waxing session on Saturday. Everything got ripped out of my legs all right with for the exception of a few new hairs that were just starting to grow in.... I've made another appointment for four weeks... I've been sucked in.

All survivors need to have smooth legs and I will be one of them.

More Top Pot Donut Challenge pictures

Here I am with Holly testing my donut endurance

With my spotters...

A full post coming later.

Friday, March 6, 2009

They always get rid of the old people.

If you got a chance to watch last nights episode of Survivor you would know that they voted out Sandy... the old woman bus driver.

Now the lessons we should learn from this episode is don't make comments over and over again such as

"those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans""those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans""those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans" "those are fartin beans"


Obviously they couldn't keep her there.... So this is what I've learned -

Don't act old. Don't repeat things over and over again... Don't be anti-social (Erinn) and suck up to the cute boys.

I am happy to say that I have successfully completed the endurance part of growing the hair out on my legs.

It hasn't been that bad. I'm sure I could go another four weeks (but I'm glad I don't have to).

Say goodbye to all of this...

I'm getting everything waxed (I mean everything).... I'm testing my pain threshold and I am looking forward to it. Unfortunately I will not be taking the video camera in the room with me (okay maybe I'll take it in but I won't be sharing any of the footage with you).

I am in the final preparations for Sunday's endurance challenges. Be sure to stop by the Gallery from 1 to 4. You too can take part in them. There will also be fire making materials and bugs left over from last weekends workshop.


I'll be back tomorrow to post more!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

On the Horizon...

Just in case you think I'm not fulfilling my end of the "contestant in training" bargain I assure you I am! It's just really busy fitting everything in around a 40 hour work week, working out at the gym and watching television.

I do have events planned in the future - besides working on my social interaction by emailing men on a free singles website I am getting ready to run in a 5k race on the 15th. If anything that should prove to you that I'm serious about training.

Here are some hints to what's coming up this weekend at the workshop.

Sunday come help me with Endurance Day and experience some challenges tailor made for a 40-something year old. It will be fun and there will be snacks.


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Shelter, Bugs, Knots, and Fire

I will be posting video when I have a little bit more time but here is a short recap of the workshop yesterday.

Here I am testing out the length of my shelter. I decided to go with a lean to because it seemed the most reasonable...

Once I got the plywood over the branches I was pretty well sheltered....

Then it started to rain and I was scared....

Then my first guests arrived... Amber the lovey intern and her friend Susan!

This is the view from inside the shelter....

Once the shelter was complete Susan tried her hand at some knot tying.

Then we all tried some crickets... They sort of tasted like sawdust and bad peanuts...

Then we made fire. This was my first attempt but it failed...

This is more like it!

If it hadn't been raining I would have built a larger fire and we would have roasted weenies...

I have decided that I am just going to start practicing making fire. It was a lot of fun...

Also, feel free to stop by the gallery this coming weekend - there's leftover crickets you can try for yourselves...

That's it for the recap. I'll post more video later...

This week I am working on Outlasting... we are having endurance day on Sunday from 1 to 4 and there will be endurance challenges specifically tailored for my my lifestyle and desires... you get to be part of them.

Saturday I am testing my pain tolerance by getting my legs waxed... I'm sure you're probably thinking that that is not a good test but I think it is! If I can take that I can do anything...

This week I am also going to be on the lookout for a well fitting bra, an attractive one piece swimsuit and possibly a new pair of tennis shoes - after stomping out fire with my old ones I think I need to think about investing in some new ones...

I'll check back in tomorrow... two weeks left to become the ultimate survivor!

Sunday, March 1, 2009