How do you spend your days? Generally, I work from 8-5, come home and walk my dog, and shower. The next events will generally include Netflix & Hookah, Drinking too much, or going to sleep at 9pm like a grandma. On the weekends, I like to hang out with my family and I find myself cleaning A LOT. I'm the only one in my 500sq ft apartment, but it seems to get messy SO fast.
If you could compare yourself to a actual Survivor castaway, who would it be? Well.. the only Survivor I really remember is Rupert. Honestly, I'm not on the up-and-up with the series. I know what it's about, and I generally pick out something from each season, but I watched Pearl Islands almost religiously. Rupert was a good huevo - he has a good spirit and that's what I'm all about. Even if I don't win, I want people to want me to have won. (whoa, words!)
If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to? I like my name, but maybe something like Starshine Sleepybottoms.
What are some of your hobbies? Photography, traveling when I can, I'd love to learn more French (I've lost most of it since school, but I love the language and culture). I'm a terrible cook, but I love it if I can pull something together.
What is your favorite color? That color when you close your eyes and see all the fireworks.
If you were reincarnated as an ice cream flavor, what would it be? Strawberry - basic, but with a twist.
What's the best meal you've ever had? Coca cola chicken, mashed potatoes, and green beans. This is my go-to comfort food that really only tastes comfortable when my mom makes it. It reminds me of home and laughter and sitting at the table and GOOD FEELS! and it's also tasty tasty.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go? Narnia. Or a Euro-trip of sorts.
What would be one word that best describes yourself? Eccentric!
What's the biggest problem facing the world right now? Imagine all the people living for today. I think people live way beyond today or tomorrow. They find happiness and peace elsewhere and I'm all about making happy today. I'm a minimalist, but this has only happened in the last few months. I left everything behind before I moved to Nashville and started with a few blankets and pillows in my apartment - I've NEVER been happier, and I pity that some people will never reach that level. I've learned to love myself in a whole new way, and I feel like it's entirely necessary to love yourself before you can wholly love other people. And really... loving other people... isn't that what would solve a lot of problems in the world? What is your animal spirit? Well.. I just took a quiz just now and here's what it said: Characteristics: Strength, confidence, leadership, healing, strong grounding forces
Spirit Animal Profile: In the kingdom of spirit animals, the bear is emblematic of grounding forces and strength. This animal has been worshiped throughout time as a powerful totem, inspiring those who need it the courage to stand up against adversity. As a spirit animal in touch with the earth and the cycles of nature, it is a powerful guide to support physical and emotional healing
HOWEVERI'd like to think myself like a Jackalope or something FUNNER than a bear.
What is one of your favorite quotes? Don't lose your dinosaur.
What is one quality you admire most in others? Self-awareness
What is your favorite song ever? Loves Me Like A Rock - Paul Simon My mom passed away when I was 8, and she always told me "I love you like a rock". It hits home.
Do you have any hidden talents? Nope. I'm VERY open about anything I'd consider a talent. Nothing comes to mind right now.
If you could do anything you wanted right now, what would it be? Be a bajillionaire and do this in real life. What bad habit would you be willing to give up if it guaranteed you would live to be 100? Biting my nails. What's your dream job? To make a great living off of photography/videography.
How many siblings do you have?
3 - 2 older (brother and sister) that I'm not extremely close to, and 1 younger (10 years old) that totally rocks my world.
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? The Wizard of Oz.
What's your favorite movie of all time? The Little Mermaid Who is your favorite celebrity and why? Jennifer Lawrence - she's real and nerdy and beautiful and I just love her so much. In everyday life, what is your number one pet peeve? People that don't use their DAMN TURN SIGNAL. Who is the one person you miss them most right now? My dad. He's 10 hours away and I would do anything for a dad-hug right now.
What is your favorite smell? Cookies!
What is the #1 thing you hope to get out of this iSurv1vor experience? A win. Duh.
So while we all seem to be getting along, here's how everything seems to be divided to me:
1. Brittany, Audrey, Mary, Ky, and Me - we naturally clicked and seem to get along really well. I feel like we communicate really well and can work together closely. This is beneficial if it's the actual way of doing things, because we're already a majority. 2. Penny, Jules, Michelle - More experienced players that are a little older and really on a separate life-level. I think they're very strong, though, and are really great to have on a team, so long as we're working together. 3. Stephanie - I haven't been able to get with her too much, but she makes herself out to be a very strong player. I'm not too familiar with what she's done, but I know she has know-how about the game, which, again, is great for a team, but I fear ever playing against her. 4. Shaily - swing vote at this point. She comes across as eager to play but very young-minded and a little naive. Totally sweet, but I don't know that she's the strongest of players.
Like the video said, Michelle approached me about an alliance this morning. The more I think about it, the More I have a plan. Here's how I want the alliance pyramid to play out if Michelle is down with it:
Alyx + Michelle Alyx + Michelle + Shaily (best swing vote unless she makes enemies/other people don't want her around) Alyx + Michelle + Shaily + Jules (seems to be a strong logic player & Michelle can keep her around) Alyx + Michelle + Shaily + Jules + Ky (another strong player & I think Michelle can get a foot-in if I haven't secured it already) Alyx + Michelle + Shaily + Jules + Ky + Brittany (girl is pretty much down for anything) Alyx + Michelle + Shaily + Jules + Ky + Brittany + Mary (we're pretty close, but I don't know that she's a very strong player yet) Alyx + Michelle + Shaily + Jules + Ky + Brittany + Mary + Stephanie (keep her around, but not for too long to weed out the threat later in the game) Alyx + Michelle + Shaily + Jules + Ky + Brittany + Mary + Stephanie + Audrey (she's smart but I don't know where she stands in strength) Alyx + Michelle + Shaily + Jules + Ky + Brittany + Mary + Stephanie + Audrey + Penny (unfortunately, just very little presence in the game- at least to me- so I don't know how convinced I am that she would be beneficial to keep around)
My thought is to work the way down if I can secure the alliance with Michelle. Obviously this is all dependent on everyone's strength and success in the game. If I can secure that top 5, I think I have a strong chance of influencing the other 4 out. Obviously I'm just going to work on strengthening the relationships in the game in the meantime. I'm banking on Corazon grabbing ALL OF THE IMMUNITY, but trying to be realistic at who I think can last. I don't feel like I'm the strongest player, but I'm definitely working on the strong relationships, and I think I have more strategic influence on the less-experienced players in my tribe.
My only hesitation is that I don't know if I really want Shaily around - our personalities clash a little. While she's super sweet, I'm uneasy about her dedication to one team. If she things she can last longer with a certain alliance, I feel like she'll jump ship, and everyone will use her as a swing vote. Maybe if I'm realistic with her and tell her that's how I think the other players feel about her, she'll have a little more trust in me. What a great opportunity for some creative storytelling...
I thought it had something to do with Woods, but I can't figure it out. The boards are kind of quiet on the India page.
bleh... hoping i don't need on the india journals for the hidden immunity journeyquestofdoom. I'll work more on this tomorrow, but the india journals aren't accessible, and I'm mad about it. furious. like a mad little sleepy kitty cat. i want it right MEOW.
in other news, Stephanie's with Ogullo, i don't care because i don't like her, and unless she gets immunity, i hope she has a fantastic time and gives us all the dirty juice on the men. if you can't tell i'm super frustrated with this hidden immunity challenge, and I'm going to take credit if any of the #puddingpopleague gets the idol, because i vaguely explained details to them when i know i was further along than anyone else. also, i know that ky went to audrey to get the answer, then audrey asked me. this is the 2nd time that i feel like Ky went to Audrey first, so i'm going to be keeping my eyeballs open.
Ke came over to our side, but we've kept quiet and he hasn't asked too much. hopefully this jacks the other team up, because i feel like they were targeting him for the first elimination. this was my idea when we were notified that we would be "kidnapping" someone from the other tribe. the other girls were on board, so it all worked out well.m he'll be an easy one to get out later in the game if everyone dislikes him as much as my first impressions deduced. I would't trust anything he said anyway, though, so i don't really care that he's being quiet. If he talked, i would have to keep myself from saying "shut up. i did this for me, not for you".
michelle's calling me right now, then i'm going to bed