not all who wander are lost.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


In my home SURVIVOR is like a religion. It is one show that I tune into each and every week. I feel like I'm a participant in Gabon...part of the tribe. For years since it began, Paulie, my dad, my mom and I have gathered around the TV - glued to the game. Even when I went away to college I would call home to check in on commercials. Every year there is a sneaky person, a bitch, a mother, the provider, and the all-around kick ass player. You catch my drift -- there are some very strong, very individual personalities. There's always one that you didn't even know their name until they were in the final 4, and then you wonder how they got there? Where'd they come from? This season that’s Susie -- she just glided in there, no skill, no intelligence, no strength- just luck. By the final jury it's always rather black and white for me as to who I like -- and this year is no different, but I actually like someone else that's in the final three. Sugar...Sugar, the pin-up model. She is sincere, emotional, and smart. She found the hidden "immunity idol", manipulated the game to work for her, and was not thought of us a threat until she sat up in front of the jury - part of the final 3. Last, and my most favorite, is BOB. Bob, the mountain man from Maine. A physics teacher with a kind face, kind words and cute glasses. He was the strongest mentally, physically and emotionally -- and was the oldest man in the game. Bob won 5 immunity challenges in a row, in the end probably only weighing in at 100 pounds. For those of you who don't watch survivor - these immunity challenges are brutal, not for the faint of heart. This 57 year old man kicked ass. He beat out doctors, teachers, personal trainers, and professional gamers, all while wearing a bow-tie. And the winner is....

Here's a bit about Robert Crowley:


Robert "Bob" Crowley (58)
Hometown: Portland, Maine
Occupation: Physics Teacher

Robert Crowley considers himself a hybrid of Indiana Jones and Robinson Crusoe. He loves the outdoors and is always ready for his next adventure.

Robert is a high school physics teacher in Gorham, Maine and holds both Associate and Bachelor degrees in forestry from the University of Maine - Orono and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Southern Maine. However, after the school bell rings, Robert becomes an entrepreneur. His wide range of jobs span from being a first mate on a research boat for the Smithsonian Institution in Canada to an entomologist for the USDA, to a skunk relocater, as well as President, Vice President and Chief Negotiator for his local Teacher's Union.

When not on an adventure, Robert interests include journal writing, story telling, photography, bone collecting, archeology and camping.

This tree climbing scientist, who describes himself as honest, adventurous, resourceful and witty, built his truly "green" summer cabin back when green was only referred to as the color. His "green" cabin was completely built with recycled material and requires a fraction of the energy of the average U.S. home. He's built numerous structures from recycled material including wharfs, saunas, a chicken house and a hunting cabin.

Roberts strategy is to be a provider and to fly under the radar on SURVIVOR. He's out to prove that nice guys can make it to the end of the game.

Robert and his wife Peggy reside in Portland, Maine. They have two sons, David and John, one daughter, Page, and a high maintenance cat named William. Robert's birth date is February 25, 1951.

Not only did Bob win a million dollars, but he was also selected by all of the viewers as their favorite person on Survivor Gabon -- winning an additional $100,000!

My two, least favorite players were probably Randy and Corinne. Both unnecessarily negative - bad people. Corinne is from LA, California and is a "self-proclaimed bitch". I mean REALLY, do people actually take pride in being a shitty person? And surprise, surprise, she was in a sorority in college. Randy is a wedding photographer who hates people and thinks that marriage is a sham. Also, they both used their chance at the final jury to say mean, hurtful, negative things to the ones who made it to the final three. Classy. Booooooo Randy and Corinne.

This is Corinne...doesn't she just look like a bitch?

Marcus and Bob, my would-be-alliance if I was actually on Survivor this year...

Kudos to Marcus and Sugar, for being kick-ass and playing the game -- if I were REALLY on Survivor Gabon, I would surely want to be in an alliance with you two (and Bob of course!!)!!! Marcus is a smoking hot, super educated, oddly down-to-earth doctor who " ... describes himself as a romantic who enjoys exercising, playing music, cooking and fine wine." Well Marcus, I like fine wine too!! Hahaha. Sugar is a fabulous couch-hopping, short and curvy, free-spirited waitress like myself, so I feel a connection. Love this girl, and I've been into the whole 'pin-up' thing lately, so she ranks high on my list.

Super Sexy Sugar

Super Sexy Marcus

I have a crush on Marcus still. I definitely shed a tear when he was blindsided, but ultimately Bob was always #1 in my heart. Hooray Bob, you’re the winner!!!

Don't worry Jeff, I didn't forget about you...


  1. This a first timer, not sure how I feel just yet.

    And as usual, sexy doesn't pay. And oddly, this whole tabloid is won by a skunk re-locater, which goes without saying, to re-locate you first need an ability to locate. In the end, its the person with the most innate ability to sniff out offensive rump glands that wins, I guess that helped in his accessing of his cohort! Bah!

  2. ha. ha. smartass. you love survivor. dont deny it.