Survivor

When Were You Last Moved by the Human Spirit?

When Were You Last Moved by the Human Spirit?

I was moved to tears today by a reality show. For this season of Survivor, I’ve been hosting viewing parties every 2 weeks instead of every week, which works better for everyone’s schedules. We watch both episodes back to back. I had heard rumors about last week’s episode, but they came nowhere close to conveying […]


I Survived a Vegetarian Meal: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

I Survived a Vegetarian Meal: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

I’ve been eating meat since day 1. It’s true–I emerged from the womb and immediately ordered a steak. Look it up on Wikipedia. At every dinner for the last 36 years, I’ve eaten an animal. Salmon, cow, octopus, emu, alligator, frog, chicken, turkey, cricket…the list goes on. Somehow I’ve always managed to find meat and devour […]


Did You Watch the Survivor Finale?

Did You Watch the Survivor Finale?

I know that no one reads this blog for Survivor updates, but I allow myself one entry per season because I continue to really love the show. This is that entry. Also, spoilers for the finale. Don’t read this if you watch Survivor but haven’t seen the finale. If you don’t watch Survivor, you might […]


I Survived Without Hair Product for 5 Days: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

I Survived Without Hair Product for 5 Days: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

I’m Jamey Stegmaier, and I recently survived for 5 days in the wilderness of Indianapolis without hair product. This is my story. The last thing I typically pack when I travel are my toiletries. Toothpaste, toothbrush, razor, all that stuff. And the very last thing to go in the bag is my hair “fiber,” as […]


Pet Peeve #64: Celebrity Privilege

Pet Peeve #64: Celebrity Privilege

Last week, the 32nd season of Survivor ended as it always does: A live reunion show where they announce the winner and talk with the contestants about the season. Sometimes Survivor itself has some surprises planned for the finale, but this time, someone in the audience brought the surprise. After Jeff Probst talked to the […]


What Is the Benefit to Weather Interruptions?

What Is the Benefit to Weather Interruptions?

As we’ve done on Wednesday night for a while, after game night, a few friends and I sat down to watch the latest episode of Survivor. The beginning of the episode was interrupted by a weather update about a cloud that kind of looked like a tornado, and I anxiously fast forwarded in the hopes […]


Survivor Is Alive!

Survivor Is Alive!

The 31st season of Survivor started yesterday, and It. Was. Awesome. (No spoilers are in this post in case you haven’t watched it yet.) I’ve been an unabashed Survivor since the first season, and I’ve only missed 2 early seasons due to my time abroad in Japan. I love the show because of the social […]


I Survived My First Trip to the Eye Doctor (Barely)

I Survived My First Trip to the Eye Doctor (Barely)

Until today, I had never had an appointment with an eye doctor. I’ve had 20/20 vision my entire life and no serious eye injuries, so I never needed to go. So when I got something in my eye last week that I couldn’t locate after several days of discomfort, I decided to take the plunge […]


To Reward Yourself or Benefit the Many

To Reward Yourself or Benefit the Many

This episode contains spoilers about tonight’s episode of Survivor. If you don’t watch the show or have already watched this episode, please proceed. Let’s get this out of the way: Yes, I watch Survivor. I love games, and Survivor is the best game on TV. A very interesting moral and strategic quandary occurred on Survivor […]


Josh Was Lost on a Mountain Trail in a Crossover SUV: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

Josh Was Lost on a Mountain Trail in a Crossover SUV: A Survivor’s True Tale of Survival Against All Odds

Tonight I received an unexpected email in my inbox: My friend Josh, a fellow blogger, writer, and genius extraordinaire, had conceived a new addition to my favorite genres of blog entries: a survivor’s true tale of survival. This was a particularly nice treat, because he’s letting me publish it here, which means that I can […]


Survive This

Survive This

The CBS show Survivor is currently in its 21st season, and I continue to be an avid viewer. I think I’ve only missed one or two seasons, and the producers continue to surprise and delight me every year. One of the things the show does to mix things up is create special parameters by which […]


Lost Immunity

“Destiny is a fickle bitch.” –Ben Linus, Lost The title of this entry refers to a male contestant (Erik) in the final five on Survivor who decided, thanks to some supreme manipulation and tomfoolery by the four female contestants, to give his immunity idol to another contestant to prove his loyalty. As planned, the four […]


Truthbits

Truthbits

Why do computers not remember HTML text? Like, if you’re on a website, and you fill in a text box with some information, if you accidentally click on the wrong like, when you return to the original page, the text is gone. Why can’t it save that text? When you open a folder in Windows, […]