10/31/2012 3:37:00 PM
A letter from Survivor Island
I trust this missive finds you in excellent health. I shall endeavor, in my own humble way, to illuminate the situation on "Survivor Island" as I may, given the limited nature of my understanding.
I must admit, the time on Survivor Island has been quite invigorating. I had some vague awareness, by reputation only, of some of my tribemates, and so was pleasantly surprised to find that none of them turned out to be as -- how should I phrase this? -- uncouth as I feared. Only one or two of them ACTUALLY drag their knuckles, but one cannot expect everyone to grasp and embrace the niceties of civilized society.
Our trip to the "Tribal Council" was fraught with charges, counter-charges, promises, appeals, counter appeals, and what not. Oh, the drama! It was all rather dreadful, I must say. And the final decision quite nearly upset my constitution completely. Having been courted by both cadres, I found myself in the unenviable position of being the "swing vote" - unenviable, of course, for the worrisome nature of having to commit to one group or the other without benefit of adequate fellowship upon which to base my selection. I trust, however, that I chose wisely; time, will, of course, be the final barometer of the sagacity of the decision.
It seems, to my great surprise, that quite a few of my fellow castaways have not just heard of my humble publication; some appear to be avaricious consumers thereof. I fear, however, that this bit of celebrity is more bane than boon. Ultimately, any alleged "popularity" due to the GUESS reports may be perceived by my opponents as an advantage to be eliminated quickly, lest it somehow prove to be of benefit in final voting. Ah, if such were only true! Still, the perception of the threat is oft-times more dangerous than the threat itself, and I fear this shall be the case in our present circumstance.
As to who may eventually emerge victorious from this little contest, I cannot say. My suspicion is that it will be one of the 'unknowns" flying under the radar. I shall, of course, endeavor as best one can that our efforts shall have some little effect upon the outcome, should God and my tribemates take pity upon us to perform so.
I shall correspond again if circumstance allows. Until then, I remain,
Yours Very Truly,