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Survivor- Season 29: San Juan Del Mar

So, we are about half way through season 29 of Survivor: San Juan Del Sur (blood versus water) and I have an early prediction for the win. I know its Survivor and anything can happen- but my money is on the gay couple Reed and Josh.

The whole concept of blood versus water is the opposite of how life is in the real world. In the real world, there is no question that you would choose your loved one over your work mates. Unless you are John Rocker of course.

This season, exile island isn’t really a proper exile island as those exiled come back after only one night to join in on the group challenges. This means they still maintain contact with their team and it is a much less brutal experience.

It all seemed a bit pointless to me, until Natalie volunteered to go to exile island in order to form possible future alliances in the other team. Aha! So it’s all part of social part of the game hey?!

I’m finding the team names really hard to remember this season too. Can’t we just go simple and call them the blue and yellow teams?!

There has been a litany of dumbness so far and I think we may have some of the dumbest players we’ve had since the show began. There was a particularly dumb male alliance; and the brother’s (Drew and Alec) are as dumb as each other.

Dumb actions of season 29 so far include:

  • Laziness
  • Eating almost all your rice too early
  • Lack of credibility
  • Making allies too soon
  • Admitting background strategy in front of everyone
  • Being overheard whilst strategising
  • Sharing your clue to where the idol is hidden
  • Admitting you have an idol
  • Hiding said idol instead of keeping it on you at all times
  • Being voted out without playing your idol
  • Being blindsided
  • Letting the rain get to you
  • Letting your team sit you out of challenges and by doing so put you on the bottom of the pecking order
  • Letting people push your buttons
  • Trading flint for fishing gear
  • Playing too big too soon
  • Throwing immunity challenges
  • Not looking disappointed enough after throwing said challenge
  • Not picking up that the challenge was thrown
  • Scrambling
  • Being too obvious in the timing of your apology
  • Not negotiating within your alliance and by doing so, creating the all girl alliance that you were scared of in the first place- just agree on a person- it doesn’t matter as long as it isn’t you!

I mean really, these are Survivor basics people!

Some of the players are even dumb enough to think that host Jeff is their friend that will make silly trades to help teams out. Come on guys, have you even watched the show before?!

Yep, Reed and Josh are going to kill it, especially with their newly formed tribe full of single straight women.

John and Jacelyn seem to be the power couple in the other tribe. It was smart of them to couple up with another couple and not pick who was nicer, but who was better for them to go further in the game.

And a final thought, it seems that the best game play of all is to go against all instincts and not protect your child. Real life it is not, but entertaining reality television it is.

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Random Public Holiday Ramblings

Today is public holiday Monday here in Oz, so I was going to take the day off from blogging too, but instead I thought I would just share some random ramblings for something a little bit different. So here we go- my first free style blog experiment…

Public holiday Monday used to equal a good excuse to drink lots and for an extra weekend day- now that I have a two year old- not so much!

What is the Labour Day holiday for anyway? According to Wikipedia it commemorates the achievements of the Australian labour movement. That is the eight hour day movement- which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Sounds pretty good to me! So- what movement advocates a four day working week? Cause we really should get on that. Not that I can complain as I only work part time these days anyway.

This weekend also marks the start of day light savings. This indicates the start of summer for pretty much everyone on this side of the world and it kicked off with a vengeance this year with a 33 degree celsius day.

And who do we have to thank for the brilliant innovation of daylight savings time? A New Zealander as always- George Vernon Hudson- who first thought of it in 1895. I wonder if Aussies try to take credit for this too along with Crowded House and Russell Crowe.

I totally picked the Amazing Race Australia winner and the runner up for The Bachelor Australia. Does this mean I watch too much reality TV? Perhaps.

I was particularly impressed with the Sydney Morning Herald reporting that Blake (the Bachelor), was 31 and 32 on the same day in separate articles. Fact checking much?

Apparently there is a big Bachelor scandal that is going to be discussed on The Project tonight and can be purchased in today’s Woman’s Day.

No- I haven’t rushed out to buy a copy because really- how scandalous can it be? More than likely it is all just a media beat up to distract from the fact that the show had poor ratings and an even poorer ending. And as they say- all publicity is good publicity.

The new Survivor has just started so I will have to predict the winner for that too. It is harder to predict, but hopefully I will get the trifecta.

And where are the now not so new US seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette? We are almost a year behind now! And what about the new season of The Originals that is supposed to start tomorrow?What’s going on channel Go? And you wonder why people download shows instead.

At least Fox 8 has had the foresight to buy Vampire Diaries fast tracked from the US so that it aired on Friday. Very happy Jan.

I saw Gone Girl at the movies last night. I read the book this year when a friend gave it to me for my birthday. It was one I never would have thought of  even thought of buying as I usually avoid the best seller list, but it kept me guessing and was very dark and intriguing. And I must say that the movie was even scarier without all the internal monologue that you get in novels.

I’m currently enjoying reading The Time of Our Lives by Jane Costello as it is chick lit set in one of my favourite cities- Barcelona. The characters are staying in Barceloneta- a place I only recently pleasantly discovered on my trip last year on the recommendation of some local friends. Top spot.

I’m loving Twitter at the moment- Twitter is where it’s at! Good quality networking for bloggers and great content- if you are following the right people for your interests of course! Instagram also seems to be a good one for the more visually inclined- I’m more of a words person, but do love a good photo too.

This summer I am looking forward to more beach time and it looks like a lovely day out there- so it’s time to get off the virtual world and enjoy the sunshine in the real world. Have a good long weekend peoples!

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