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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

| November 25, 2009 at 12:39 PM EDT

I am getting off the subject of Survivor just for today so I can tell you all Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, I am a day early but wanted to share some thoughts about this wonderful holiday with all of you.  I feel especially blessed this year.  My family is healthy and happy.  What more could I ask for?  In the last couple of months, I had to watch two separate families bury their children.  One was a precious two year old boy and the other a beautiful 19 year old girl.  I can’t even begin to comprehend how they are going to get through tomorrow and the next month.  I hope you all consider as you are celebrating with family and friends just how short life is and we are not guaranteed the next minute much less the next year.  Those we are with this year may not be around for the next so take it all in and enjoy the moments that make up Thanksgiving.  We all come from different backgrounds and different religious beliefs and maybe no religion at all but we can all come together and give thanks for all the little and big blessings in our life.  Hold your loved ones tighter tomorrow and listen to the stories the older generation has to tell about the holidays they celebrated when they were younger.  Find someone to share your own stories with and for those that have kids, give them a break tomorrow.  Let them run wild and free and eat as much sweets as they want.  It is only one day, you can get them back on track Friday.  :)  Let us all remember Fedup with the loss of her husband and what a difficult day this will be for her.  We miss you girl!  Check in with us sometime.

I will get off my ranting now and you all have a wonderful day tomorrow and eat as much food as you want!  You can diet another day.

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Survivor Samoa: Thanksgiving Recap Episode

| November 24, 2009 at 9:41 AM EDT

Press Release:  

NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE OF THE FIRST 27 DAYS IN SAMOA REVEALS HIDDEN SECRETS AND DEVIOUS PLANS, ON “SURVIVOR SAMOA

In never before seen footage, one castaway reveals a guarded secret and the whole tribe suffers at the hands of Russell in the aftermath of the merge.

Generally I don’t like the recap episode but sometimes it can be entertaining.  Hopefully, this is one of those times.  Instead of making it the Russell show, maybe we can get a look at some of the contestants we know very little about.  Brett has made it pretty far and yet played an insignificant role.  With the exception of the leaked information about being acquainted with Laura, I know nothing about this fellow.  He seems like a nice guy but who knows with the way all the editing has favored Russ. 

Who do yall think discloses a guarded secret?  Is it from the promo when Russ tells Mick he owns an oil company?  And what shenaningans did he come up with after the merge?

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Survivor Samoa: The Laura/Brett Factor

| November 22, 2009 at 8:25 PM EDT

It has come to my attention in the last couple of days by missyae that Laura and Brett were acquantainces prior to being on Survivor Samoa.  Apparently they attend the same church in Salem, Oregon.  I have a real problem with this.  It puts a whole new perspective on the game for me because not only did CBS cast both of them but they put them on the same team.  Can you say unfair advantage??  It is also possible that Dave knew both of them previously but this has not been confirmed.  Now I totally understand why Brett and Dave were so ready to pick the stones and help Laura.  I wonder if the other contestants knew about this?  If I were on the show and found out later that they knew each other you can bet that I would be raising all kinds of hell.  The only upside is that neither of them won or even made it to the final 3.  I am not happy with this and hope in future seasons of Survivor we will not see this kind of underhanded bs by the production team.

What is everyone’s opinion on this and do you think it caused Laura and Brett to have an advantage over the other players?

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Survivor Samoa: The First 27 Days

| November 21, 2009 at 7:07 PM EDT

Check out the Promo for the Thanksgiving Recap on Survivor Samoa!

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Survivor Samoa: RUSSELL DOES IT AGAIN AND BYE BYE LAURA

| November 19, 2009 at 10:36 PM EDT

I would say that Survivor Samoa episode definitely lived up to the hype!  I laughed and cheered all the way through the show.  So let’s break it down.  First the reward challenge.  My husband loved the fact that Nat’s boobs popped out and wanted to see an unedited version.  Too bad there is not one out there.  But it did look fun and the purple team kicked butt.  I was happy to see Russ and Natalie get some food.  The yellow team’s mistake was putting John in the sling.  I know he has to weigh more than Monica so in my opinion it would have made more sense to let her grab the flags.  Russell did get his clue and what did he do with?  He ran away from Dave and found the idol again!  Wow!  How is that even possible?  Even if you don’t like his tactics, he has to be one of the best to ever play the game.  I am amazed and dumbfounded right now. 

The Immunity Challenge:  The best part of the show for me was when Laura missed the tiles and Shambo bursts out laughing and then says “Today is the day of reckoning.”  I about fell off the couch.  Could she be any more obvious?  It was a good moment.  And what about Brett breaking two tiles?  That was great except he didn’t have as good of aim at the cross bow as Mick and finally Mick prevails and wins the immunity idol.  Very happy for him and the former foa members.  About time!

Tribal Council:  Even though I knew what was going down, thanks to missyae, it was still exciting and I was on the edge of my seat.  I was actually surprised to see Natalie as the Galu pick instead of one of the guys.  I guess they didn’t see Jaison as a threat.  When the vote went 5-5 I knew John had to flip but Monica kept looking down and for a minute I thought it might have been her who voted out Laura.  I don’t blame John.  Why would he keep Laura in the game and chance getting the stones?  Granted it is a 1 in 8 chance but for a million dollars I would have sent her packing too.  I thought it was a smart move on his part.  What do yall think?  Would you have chanced it and picked the rocks? 

One more thing:  The foa’s came into the merge with the odds stacked against them at 8-4.  Look at them now!  They convinced Galu to vote out Erik, they brought over Shambo, Russ played the idol and then found 2 more, sent Kelly home and tonight forced a tie that led to Laura getting evicted.  What a comeback!  It has to be the best ever in Survivor history.  Someone can correct me if I’m wrong but I don’t remember one. 

Next episode:  Russell is back to his old self and we see the return and the demise of the chicken.  I didn’t know they still had the chicken.  It is going to be good!  :twisted:

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