We had hamburgers at the house of a friend who kindly donated his living room to view the show; it is actually very fun watching with a big group. The comments are classic, the sadness amongst the men when poor old sheep farmer Dolly was voted out left us all with a heavy heart.
But I would like to start at the beginning of the show and share my feelings of frustration, sadness, anger, resentment, and pure dislike. The fat guys are ruining Brady’s chance at a million bucks. Which of course directly affects me. I need new shoes! I couldn’t believe the poor attempt to cross that balance beam. Watching Brady stand alone (he was the only one who made it across) while the other guys shared some extremely gay moments trying to pass each other was a disaster. Usually I would be cheering for the girls hands down but this men’s team makes the girls look like a bunch of superheroes. So the boys lost AGAIN and the girls won blankets and pillows. My guy froze without fire for another three days.
If you notice, in the photos of Brady on the island he is wearing a necklace. I had bought him a little tag that said “My Hero” that would make him feel good when he was alone and cold and missing home. Don’t laugh. When he came home the engraving was completely rubbed off. He said the nights were so long he would rub it for comfort and, well, he rubbed it raw. My mom had also sent him Saint Peregrine for protection when he first joined the SWAT team. Saint Peregrine came from a wealthy family and was spoilt and selfish in his early life. After dedicating his life to God, he did not sit down for the next 30 years; he is known as a bit of a tough guy. Perfect for Brady. When Mom told him this story, Brady swore he would never take if off.
Now flash back to him going up that 20-foot pig-fat pole. He touched his metals on the way up and by the time he got back down, Saint Peregrine had disappeared. He tried to be positive and think that the Saint had some work to do on the island and Brady had the spirit stone in its place. But it was also about this time, Brady says, that he started to lose it. He knew his head was on the chopping block and he was working hard to fix it. The spirit stone was proving to be good for nothing. So they built a pole and attached the stone to the top and they all decided to pay it a little more attention. It worked. They won the next challenge. Thank God!
At this point watching the show I could relax. I grabbed another wine and watched Dolly get herself voted off. Sad. We love Dolly!