Thursday, February 12, 2009

Survivor Tocantins -- Season Premiere

jackie's tv blog, survivor

Welcome one! Welcome all! It's the season premiere of Survivor Tocantins! Zoetawny has made us another rockin' blog logo for the show and ORKMommy will once again be running the blog pool in the comments area.

While my more extensive show review will be posted later at TV Squad, this post will be updated with events and my thoughts as the show airs here on the East Coast. Everyone is invited to party in the comments -- just remember, if you make a mess in there, you have to clean it up.

Survivors ready? It's ON!

Yikes ... Sierra and Sandy voted off? They won't go on "this adventure." This adventure turns out to be the four-hour trek to camp. They get to fly. We've been had. So, two are NOT voted out right away!

Timbira wins fire and immunity! Sandy better find that idol or, they might go for weak Carolina. Hmm.

Yep, they voted out Carolina! (I know I will have some more comments about her on TV Squad!)

135 comments:

Petals said...

HEY Peeps & Poolers!

Delee said...

Great graphics today, Zoetawny.

Here we GOOOOOOoooooooooooo!

Donna in AL said...

Great blog logo, Zoetawny!!

Delee said...

Looks more pink to me than red

Petals said...

Hey, these are normal-looking women - not stick figures. Cool!

Sydney said...

Looks like we're off to the races right away. Teams formed, wearing colors and buffs.

And it also looks like everyone had a pre-prepared bundle of supplies aleady sitting at their feet in getting off the truck.

Why do they look surprised that it's a 4 hour trek.

Sydney said...

Delee --Looks orange to me, lol!

Sydney said...

Nic, Grammy and I are what closer in age? She looks like she's going to cry,

Delee said...

Ugh sorry Sandy peeps! Is there a twist?

Donna in AL said...

one bama person gone!

Petals said...

This vote is bait...there'll be a twist, right?

Sydney said...

Stay away from me with your STREP THROAT!

Petals said...

Sierra really should do home; she could spread her illness all over camp!

Delee said...

Wow called it they do not have to trek, HAHA they get to fly!

Delee said...

Love it Sydney...

Donna in AL said...

well shut my mouth, she ain't out

Petals said...

Sandy's reaction to all of this has rubbed me the wrong way...hmmm...

Dying to know who I'm pooling with!

Delee said...

look at the LOST blog Petals

Petals said...

I LOVE JT! Cutey country pie.

Petals said...

so we have a Matt McConaghey and a Woody Allen...

Donna in AL said...

Petals, I think you are on the pool twice. Once with your real name.

Delee said...

I have 2 also, left a message about that.

Petals said...

I have Debbie ! (thanks Dee!)

Delee said...

thanks OrkMommy

Bejamin "Coach" Wade - Terry in CA & Gayle
Brendan Synnott - Jennasmom & Jodie
Candace Smith - PDX Granny & Sizzie
Carolina Eastwood - Laurie & Donna in AL
Debra "Debbie" Beebee - Becky & Petals
Erinn Lobdell - Dixie & Zoetawny
Jerry Sims - Rbennie & Karen
Joe Dowdle - Lynn1 & Nana in the NW
James "JT" Thomas Jr. - Margo & Donna in FL
Sandy Burgin - Joyce & Nomad
Sierra Reed - Meb & Rozee
Spencer Duhm - dla & KarenJC
Stephen Fishbach - Caroline & SueGee
Sydney Wheeler - Sydney & Leslie
Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George - Jackie & Delee
Tyson Apostol - ORKMommy & Barbwire

Petals said...

Yup, I have 2: Debbie & Brendan, sooo Go THEM! hehe

Petals said...

Donna, are you close to where JT is from? I've never heard of his town (I was from Mobile - the big toe of 'bama)

Delee said...

I have Tamara and Errin

Donna in AL said...

our Survivor pool has a twist...Delee and Petals gets a second chance!! Love it!

Sydney said...

darn, the older woman is hurt. I hope she's not broken already!

Jackie said...

:::sniffle::: I'm Sandy's age.

Coach is obnoxious!

Donna in AL said...

Petals, I'm 30 miles north of Birmingham. I don't know where Samson is but I sure know Auburn where Debbie is from!

Sydney said...

Hey guys -- Yay I have Sydney! THought I am rooting for the older woman. But STOP CRYING!!!

Delee said...

Samson is near Dothan near the FL border

Donna in AL said...

Okay, I'm going to have to call one of you and let you tell me if my accent is that bad!! I don't think it is.

Petals said...

Auburn - cool! One of my husbands alma mater.

Jackie - Don't sniffle. You know "older" on this show means anyone over 30! Kids these days - geesh!

Delee said...

Sydney you are not rooting for Sydney are ya...LOL

monty924 said...

Would love to see the II come out tonight. I'm not sure she would know how to work it though.

Sydney said...

WOw she's PALE!

She also looks just loke my niece, who has that kind of Drew Barrymore crooked-cute mouth.

Both choose to do a different thing -- we shall see, will the tribe like that she set up camp or not like it like the older woman said?

Delee said...

Do not call me Donna, after 12 yrs there I do not hear it...

Petals said...

Yeah, "Sayndee" has a thick twaaaannng.

becky said...

Zoetawny, great logo! Looking forward to seeing my person.

They should not let the girl with strip throat even near the camp!

I'm afraid the orange team will be like the losing tribe last year. I can't believe they did not grab food and water. That means the black team gets double rations.

I have already decided I don't think Sandy will last past the first vote, the second if she wins the idol.

Petals said...

Sayndee is a smoker - what'll she do without her cigs?

Delee said...

I do believe Sandy has false teeth..

Petals said...

Syd - you're right - I see Drew there.

Delee said...

Monty good to see you!

Donna in AL said...

She'll be a big biotch unless she finds a way to smoke all that grass...heehee

Brent McKee said...

First impressions: Coach is a pompous horse's ass.

Sandy talks too much and is vindictive.

Donna in AL said...

With all the camera time they are giving Sandy, do you think she will leave tonight?

Petals said...

Oh man, I just went back thru the clips and discovered that my Debbie is "Boom-Boom" or bubbles or something. I hope she keeps her twins tied-up for a while. hehea

monty924 said...

Slow beginning so far, or at least thats me. I don't have a clue who to root for, lol. Hi Back Delee... and all!

Delee said...

THey may not have gotten water, but watermelons are 80% water. So they did not do that bad.

monty924 said...

She's a loon. Doesn't know what a pace is?????

Petals said...

She's gonna need that idol... that stick in the sand has more brains.

Delee said...

ugh too soon for nudity

Petals said...

Hey Monty! Good to see you.

monty924 said...

I'm not liking naked boy. :)

becky said...

Sierra worked her butt off making a camp and that coach says she has to go? Jeeze, I sure am glad I don't have HIS name!

Hey, Petals! Who is Debra and what tame is she on?

Sandy does not know what a pace is? Just because she is older is no excuse!

Delee said...

Looked like Sandy did not know what a palm tree was either!

Petals said...

Ty can cover his junk with (blech) "exotic furs and a man tiara". Ok. He's a Mormon pimp.

monty924 said...

120... I'd die out there! Have to give them some props.

Petals said...

Deb is on the blue team. Blonde - in a gray sack dress/thing.

Delee said...

Hope Sandy found the idol, but I doubt it.

monty924 said...

Loved the maze... something different. I can't imagine a campfire with the temp at 120. I know they need it for boiling water, but... Anyone know how cold it gets at night in Brazil?

Delee said...

Night temps no, but if temps drop 20 degrees at night you would feel chilled.

Sydney said...

wow -- you can't win no matter what. I fyou build the camp, you weren't there to share the 4 hour journey of bonding. If you don't do the camp so no one is pissed off,t hey are pissed off!

Sydney said...

woops that comment above posted late.

I got a new battery in my laptop.. LIVE BLOGGING RETURNS!

Sydney said...

Carolina - REAL boobs!

Petals said...

Sydney is a pretty girl! And so is the Sydney on Survivor. hehe *wink*

Sydney said...

Gee, a young person who's THINKING. Just cuz she's older it's not a shoe in to vote her off.

monty924 said...

Sandy may make it pretty far. I remember seeing Ty saying that the "old lady" bugged him or something like that. He could have been talking about the older blond on his tribe, but you never know. Hmmm

becky said...

Donna in AL said... Okay, I'm going to have to call one of you and let you tell me if my accent is that bad!! I don't think it is.

Donna, some of the BB say I have an accent. I don't think so, everyone around here talks just like me! LOLOLOL

One of the girls from NYC had to change planes in Houston. She called me when she got to her gate and told me, "You were right, they all DO sound like you!"

Petals I noticed I said tame and not team.

Looks like they may vote out Caroline.

Delee said...

Caroline must think she is Britney Spears with the cowboy boots. But seriously in that heat boots!

monty924 said...

Does she or doesn't she have it????

Petals said...

I'm liking me some JT...mmm hmmm

monty924 said...

I say she doesn't have it... based on what she said with her vote.

Dusty said...

Is it too late to get into the pool?

Sydney said...

How old IS Sandy anyway?

Petals said...

Taj looks like Bernie Mac.

Delee said...

Amazing, Sandy lives for a another day.

Delee said...

Dusty, ORKMommy is the one doing the poll, hopefully she will see you want in.

Donna in AL said...

Oh man not again, Laurie and I are out! I was out second on the last Survivor!

monty924 said...

Regardless of my earlier comment about the fire, I'm glad they give the losing tribe fire at council now. It was brutal watching tribes on other seasons struggle to earn their fire.

becky said...

Orkmommy, thank you for doing the pool.

Laurie and Donna, would you like to join Petals and I. I still don't know who Debra is, but you are welcome to come with us.

The tribe made the right choice. My Momma is 90 and in a lot of ways she can outwork me! Sandy did work hard on the challange.

Petals said...

Donna - do you want to take one of mine? I am twice in the pool, by accident. I have Brendan & Debbie - you so you take one of those, if you like.

Delee said...

Sandy is 53, wow that is ancient LOL

Jackie said...

Sydney - Sandy is 53. I'm SO not her 53

becky said...

Sydney said... How old IS Sandy anyway?

Someone said 53. Still a baby in MY book.

Petals said...

Ms Jackie - YOU know what a pace is.

monty924 said...

No you are NOT, Jackie! :) I thought tonight moved along a little slow tonight. Looks like next week could be better. Here's to a fun season.

Donna in AL said...

I'll take you up on that Becky especially since she's a bama girl.

Delee said...

You asked for it:

A pace (or double-pace) is a measure of distance used in Ancient Rome. It is the measure of a full stride from the position of the heel when it is raised from the ground to the point the same heel is set down again at the end of the step.

Jackie said...

I believe I knew what a pace was when I was about six.

Donna in AL said...

Thank you too Petals!

Petals said...

Thank you Delee! If only someone could get that info to Sandy.

Jackie said...

Delee - Well, I couldn't have expressed a pace that way when I was six ... but I knew paces -- they're part of games.

Delee said...

Not really a measurement as people of different heights would have different lenghts of strides.

Enjoyed it all, now till Sunday and AR!!!

Thanks Jackie

Donna in AL said...

When you have an older brother who wants to have a dual with cap guns, you learn what a pace is. And you learn not to take the last one!

Delee said...

Got that from Wikipedia. Paces were used in duels too. Ten paces turn and shoot! :-)

Delee said...

Donna, you and I think alike!!!

Petals said...

Thank you Ms Jackie, and to Ork for re-opening the pool. I'm jumping in the deep end!

Becky & Donna - I'll take myself off from Debbie and just with Brendan as Jodie. So now it's all even again. Cool?

G'nite all. Stress & early-rising make ME the "old lady" here. xoxo

becky said...

Donna in AL said... I'll take you up on that Becky especially since she's a bama girl.

A girl from the South, what's not to like?

I went to the Survivor site and looked up Debra. She is the blond middle school principal. That should come in handy when some start acting like a couple of teenagers! She sure doesn't look like she has had five kids!

It gets hot in Texas, but I don't think I could do 120.

Donna in AL said...

Maybe the humidity is low and the 120 degrees doesn't feel like it. Yeah right, I'd be collapsing.

Sydney said...

Jackie -- I KNOW you're so not her 53. Geeze, you don't have a line on your face! And you're a pop culture goddess, on top of things.

Unfair to say granny when you're like 30 though. I could understand MOM... MAYBE I mean, I'm 3 years younger than her and guys his age were asking me out last I was dating, lol. YEESH!

PS: Has anyone taken a look at the spring-like google logo today? Pretty.

SueGee said...

Oh My - Stephen the muppet?? ROFL (The last time I was in a pool I won)

Can't wait to watch the show here on the West Coast

Sue

Leslie said...

I have Sydney in the pool, and she is a pretty girl...but I think i will have to re-watch the show as I don't really remember anything she did tonight. Sandy did have a lot of face time, so I was sure she was going.

Laurie said...

Becky, thanks for the offer to join you. I'll take you up on that.

A friend in Toronto said tonight was a big *yawn*. I'll judge that for myself in about 12 minutes!

Sydney said...

Hi Leslie -- We've both got Sydney and we're both in Houston? What a coincidence!

THey didn't show much of our girl at all, til the very end. I liked what I saw of her in the little video Jackie posted.

Tonight the TV guide channel did have their usual Survivor warm up and I chuckled at Jeff's assessment of Carolina (the girl who was voted out first). He said he thought she would go far. Doh!

nomad said...

This is my first time reading your blog in this new time zone I live in. Here the show ends in ten or fifteen minutes Now I know what is going to happen over the next ten minutes and i can see it coming. I don't mind knowing the answers ahead of time, it makes me feel a little prophetic, truth be told.

nomad said...

I mean...it is not my first time reading your blog since I moved here - it is my first time reading your blog during a show we all love since I moved here. The first three months we lived here we did not have internet access.

Nana in the NW said...

Orkmommy--I am listed in the pool twice, also....unless you have a Joyce and a Nana in the NW. I will give up my spot for Sandy since that's where I was listed second. If no one else wants in then I will root for her and Joe. Your the lifeguard at this pool so let me know. :)

I would say everyone was READY for Survivor....109 posts the first night! I did think it moved slow, and Sandy isn't the brightest....what is a pace and where is a lone palm tree??? There was nobody that jumped out at me as really likeable or an early favorite....although, JT is pretty cute in a roughneck sort of way.

I am going to re-watch the show when my hubby isn't in the room adding his "opinions" about people!

Bring on Amazing Race!!!!

Jennasmom said...

Orkmommy -
There is a request from Jeannemarie on the Joaquin Phoenix/Letterman post late tonight wanting to know if it was too late for her to get in on the Survivor pool. Don't know if you saw it or not.

I have Brandon. Was he even on the show tonight? LOL Don't remember seeing him - or he didn't make much of an impression.

Hey, I just turned 53. Hope I don't have that many wrinkles!

Petals said...

Happy Birthday Jennasmom! You're in good company.

rozee said...

Hey all! I thought it was a good beginning though I do miss the old 2 hour premier! Someone's comment of the snap judgements....Sandy is "crazy" by her own admission. Both of the "isolated" ones worked hard in the challenge. I was glad for Sierra as I know now that I have her in the pool!

Petals said...

So Sydney has Sydney, perfect!
I'm glad Sandy stayed; she's a character.g

Petals said...

Have a SAFE Friday 13th & Valentine's Day Eve, everyone.

Donna in AL said...

Happy Friday the 13th,
make your own luck and
make it good!!

Laurie, I saw your email last night and had to slap my own hands not to tell you we were voted out!! I am joining Becky in rooting for Debbie too.

Donna in AL said...

Petals, very nice avatar!!!

TerryinCA said...

hi guys, I am in PA right now, and I had to DVR it and watch it when everyone went to bed...so Im on Coach watch with Gayle?
I had hopes for him, but hmmmm not so sure.
Gosh a 4 hour trek is wore than a swim to land for sure....120 degree heat? I would wish I was voted off right away....
Thanks Zoetawny for the great graphic and for Jackie (did we tell you you rock?) and her great reporting!
So glad its back on!!!

meb said...

rozee... we both have Sierra. Even as sick as she was, she did a lot of work at the camp and she was also pretty good in the challenge. I just hope they don't send her packing just because she didn't have a chance to "bond" with the "dead people walking". LOL

As for Sandy... not knowing what a pace is was ridiculous. I know it's not a perfect measure, but you walk it off and take your chances.

I don't remember Jeff asking if anyone had the idol before the vote. It was possible that Sandy did have it and may have needed it? Did I just miss him asking the question. I know everyone except Sandy wouldn't know what he meant since they didn't see the tree mail, but it just made me curious.

Whoever it was who took his clothes off,was a jerk. What was the point? I can enjoy a naked man as well as the next person, but only if that's my choice. He would not have been my choice.

The youngest of the group had the brains to convince the group to get rid of Carolina instead of Sandy. He saw the value in Sandy (even tho she can get on your nerves and still probably won't last much longer), but he knew she did well in the challenge where Carolina just got in the way.

Did you notice Carolina, when they were trying to get the stepping boards up to the steps to build the stairs, she was in front of the innnertubes and they were pushing her along slowing them down. No wonder they lost the challenge. I'm glad she's gone, sorry to those who had her in the pool.

Petals said...

Meb! You crack me up! Which man do you want to see disrobe?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how team colors were chosen? Seems like a disadvantage getting stuck in black for a hike in 120 degree with sun.

Kathy in NC

Jennasmom said...

I guess they must have known their team colors, etc. before they got there since they were all kind of dressed in the colors. I, too, was thinking about who was dumb enough to pick black for a hot place like that!

RBennie said...

Hi guys. I thought the show was pretty good last night. I have Jerry and like what I see so far. I hope that the teams are more well matched than last season. I was a little surprised that Carolina went first, but she did come on a little too strong way too early. I don't think Sandy should get too comfortable though. Frankly, I'm amazed she found the stick in the sand. I don't think there's much hope she will find the next clue, LOL. Does anyone know if there will be an exile island this season? I already don't like that Coach guy.

meb said...

Petals...being the dirty ole lady (DOL) that I am... no... not really going there. If anyone is going to be naked, they should be in front of me in person... no on the tv.

Rbennie..."amazed Sandy found the stick"... absolutely the funniest comment ever... where do you come up with them?

Zoetawny... kudos on all the new graphics. You are so talented.

meb said...

Oh I should have pointed out my wv for Petals re who would I want to disrobe.... wv: noodo No do that!

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Margo said...

*******TAR POOL UPDATE*********

This is who I have so far. Did I miss anyone?
Margo
Donna in AL
Meb
Sizzie
Caroline
ORKMommy
Lynn1
Jackie
Laurie
Delee
Becky
Karen
Sydney
Nana in NW
Donna in FL
Nomad
Jennasmom
Rozee
KarenJC
SueGee
Leslie
Patti
RBennie
Jeannemarie
Monty924

Should I add Zoetawny and PDX Granny even though they have not responded? Your thoughts please.

Margo

gaylos said...

Hi, I'd like in the Survivor pool if it's not too late please

Petals said...

Hope your Friday 13th was uneventful, Ms Jackie (as in BAD or UNLUCKY events, that is).

Any sight of Roofus?

sizzie said...

Margo said: Should I add Zoetawny and PDX Granny even though they have not responded? Your thoughts please.

***
Good question, Margo. PDX Granny is paired with me on the Survivor list (I haven't been able to watch yet and haven't seen 'our girl'), and Zoetawny checks in when she can and gifts us with the graphics. I would put them in until you hear differently, but that is just my opinion. I am so happy you are doing the pool. It makes the show fun to have someone to root for, even if I don't much like the team I have. If that made sense.

Zoetawny said...

Margo...

Please DO add me to the TAR pool unless it's too late. I'm sorry I forgot to let you know. Thanks!

Looks like an interesting outspoken group this season. I'll have to get their names straight. It usually takes me a couple of episodes. ;)

Sandy was a hoot after she stopped sniveling. It's hard to take her seriously but her determination is strong and she might surprise us.

I'm not that surprised that Caroline was voted off, but thought the younger pier group would have voted off Sandy. I have to give them credit for not judging someone's ability by their age. If these people have watched Survivor before why don't they know that if you act domineering and take control too soon you will be going home soon.

Spencer is the youngest of the group but his reasoning last night showed more maturity than I would have surmised. I could change my mind but I'm not liking (coach)Benjamin so much...cocky attitude. His attitude reminds me of Robert from last season. Jerry seems pretty cool, likeable and is playing it low key.

Sydney...

Sydney is quite attractive and hopefully she plays smart. It will be fun reading you rooting her on.

Is Tyson going to be the younger version of Richard Hatch? I have to admit that the in-your-face nudity would embarrass me. I wouldn't know where to look if I were talking to him. Just read that his fav movie is "The Jerk".

Orkmommy...

Thanks for all your work getting us organized. I'll have to go read Erinn's bio again...ok...just read it. She seems level headed at least in her bio. I wouldn't mind having a hairdresser around to help put my hair in a French braid. Her social skills dealing with salon clients may help her in this game. Hopefully Erinn doesn't ally with coach.

Jackie said...
:::sniffle::: I'm Sandy's age.

Coach is obnoxious!

2/12/2009 8:18 PM
********
Age is just a number, Jackie. It's all in the attitude. Coach IS obnoxious. Does his attitude remind you of someone from last season?

Off Topic... Jackie, sorry to hear the cortisone shot isn't helping much with the knee pain. Maybe when your weather warms up a bit it won't be so bad. Have you tried any anti-inflammatory drugs?


monty924 said...
She's a loon. Doesn't know what a pace is?????

2/12/2009 8:32 PM
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I wasn't sure either. Everyone's pace is different and I didn't know if there is a standard rule...like 2'-3'. I do tend to overthink and make things too complicated. I asked my hub, "What's a pace?" and he said it was salsa, which he doesn't like, btw.

Good to see everyone here again. I asked on a previous entry about not seeing "joy n" here for a while. I probably have missed something but hope she's ok.

Thanks for everything, Jackie.

Ciao!

Sydney said...

Margo -I second Sizzie's thoughts. I think they'd want to be included. I think they both watch it. Not sure.

Zoe, that last American Idol graphic was incredible! Best yet!

MEb - good point, that they didn't show Jeff asking for the Idol. I think the producers saw the vote was for Caroline and that Sandy would stay, told him not to ask for it (because no one knows there would be one) and that will allow Sandy's sotryline of looking to keep going. AND ROFLMAO about the naked man stuff.

What I don't know is if Sierra (flu girl) who also arrived early got a chance for an idol. Seems not. None of these things occurred to me while watching.

And I didn't notice a "slow" opening. I guess when live blogging it all seems to go so fast and I miss parts too.

Donna - -cap gun story, lol.

Hi Brent! Even Jeff Probst sais he thought coach was a conceited guy -but possibly "the most fascinating player" so far on the show. He said he's almost "Richard Hatch conceited"... for what that's worth.

Kin WI said...

Sydney, Sierra had the same choice that Sandy had--look for the idol or set up camp. She said everyone would probably think she was crazy but she was choosing to set up camp because first impressions are long lasting. I think she thought that would be more valuable than one-shot to use an idol if she even found it.

Sydney said...

Kin WI -- thanks for jogging my memory. HELLO! I remember that now, but only cuz you said so, so thanks!

PDX Granny said...

Margo, I saw that you counted me in on the TAR pool! Thanks! I've been way too busy at work lately to make it to Jackie's, so I've been missing a lot. In fact, last night was the first time I've had a chance to visit in about a month. I've got a lot of catching up to do.

Sizzie, we're together for Survivor. I forgot our gals name, Chantrel, or something like that. But I'm still not sure which one she is. I just might have to start my catching up with the bios that Jackie posts. Have you been able to make any observations about her yet? I'm going to take it as a good thing that she wasn't focused on. That must mean she's not too much of a strong player. They don't seem to last long.