The 28th Season of Survivor started last week. Survivor is one of my guilty pleasures that I have been enjoying for several years. And don’t judge me!!!!
This season will be an all new cast with no returning players. I’m glad to see that for a change. But they are also trying something new in that they are breaking the players into three tribes (instead of two) and have them categorized as Beauty, Brawn, and Brains.
I was looking over the player profiles to see who I would likely be rooting for (and against) this season. And for fun I decided to answer the same questions they were asked… and then share my self-reflection in my blog. You arm-chair psychiatrists (the subjective science) can have a field day.
Name (Age): Texas Lynn (48)
Tribe Designation: Brains Tribe
Current Residence: Texas
Occupation: Computer Guy (IT Manager)
Personal Claim to Fame: Survived Houston and made it back home to East Texas in one piece.
Inspiration in Life: Jesus Christ, who loved me before I even knew him and who still has infinite patience with me as I stumble through life.
Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing, Poker, 42 (Dominoes), Trash Talking
Pet Peeves: People who don’t realize my arrogance is feigned. Lack of common sense. Appearance over substance.
3 Words to Describe You: Born-Again, grounded, loyal
If You Could Have 3 Things on The Island What Would They Be and Why? A Bible to read and for inspiration. A set of dominoes to help pass the time, and my Browning 12-Guage shotgun with a box of shells (high brass 6-shot) for food.
SURVIVOR Contestant You Are Most Like: I’m a combination of Rupert and Russell. What percentage of each… we’ll see; and I’m not sure I’m ready for the answer to that question. (For you non-Survivor fans, Rupert is one of the most loyal and “loved” of contestants and Russell is one of the most ruthless and “hated”. But I’m not being facetious here; I definitely relate to each of them.)
Reason for Being on SURVIVOR: Because it’s there.
Why You Think You’ll “Survive” SURVIVOR: If I do, it will be through common sense, strategy, and pre-planning. If it’s all the same, I’d rather be lucky than good.
Why You Think You Will Be the Sole SURVIVOR: I’ll either be the first to go or the last. If I’m first it will be because I pissed off a confederacy of dunces (aka my tribe) within the first ten minutes of the game. If I can make it past that first vote, I’m golden.
Do You Consider Yourself a Brain, a Beauty or a Brawn? Brains… only by process of elimination.
Who Do You Think Has the Best Chance in the Game of Survivor: You never know. We’ve seen all three types win. Brawn has the advantage just because of the physical challenges. Brains is great if it’s common sense you’re talking about… book or school brains won’t get you very far. Beauty works… but only in combination with brains. The one with the best chance is the one who can cobble together a combination of these traits.