Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Survivor: San Juan Del Sur - Season Premiere Blog Party


Survivor fans ready? We're heading into another season of Blood vs. Water! Albeit with a few familiar faces, (baseball's John Rocker, the "twinnies" from The Amazing Race), at least it's not former players. I like to see different faces on competition reality shows, perhaps with an "all-star" type season now and then. But I'm not too keen on previous players playing new players. I would rather not see the twinnies from TAR, but working apart they just might be bearable.

Just a few notes before we get on with the blog pool and the show:
  • Remember! The 90-minute season finale of Big Brother 16 directly follows this 90-minute season premiere of Survivor! Claim your comfy spot early and settle in with snacks and tasty beverages! You're in for the long haul tonight!
  • I'm setting things up so that the blog party post for the BB16 finale will show a few minutes before Survivor ends. So, when the party here wraps up, refresh your page so the new BB16 blog party post shows and join in there!
  • Although entries for the blog pool for Survivor are closed (see list below), you still have time to enter the blog pool for The Amazing Race! If you want to enter that pool, please go to this TAR blog pool entry post and leave a comment there by Friday, noon ET. Only enter on that post as you might be (probably will be) overlooked if you put your entry request in on any other post. Merci!
As the show airs here, I'll update this post with the major happenings. You'll need to refresh the page for the latest news. As always, the real party is in the comments area. Come join in on the fun!

Lifeguard Laurie has revealed the random picks for the blog pool -- who's your hamster er, castaway? Laurie adds: "First people out of the pool will be randomly added to teams with only 2 people. Just think nobody should go home the first night. They barely get their feet wet!" You know, she rocks! 

Pool People
Alec = Karen in Case, Merrilee,
Baylor = Glenn, maquinn78, Sharon S
Dale = Brian, Margo,
Drew = Delee, Petals, SueGee
Jaclyn = CYW Coleman, rbennie,
Jeremy = Becky, Nana in the NW,
John R = Cheryl NC, MikesGirl, Terry in TX
Jon M = Donna in Alabama, Laurie,
Josh = crob61, Rochelle,
Julie = Donna NY, meb,
Keith = Donna in FL, PDX Granny,
Kelley = Babs Dud, ML, Russ
Missy = Ed in Ohio, Monty924, Sharon N
Nadiya = Jackie, Lynn1
Natalie = Jennasmom, Kelsey NY,
Reed = David, Kathy,
Val = Brenda, Nickelpeed,
Wes = Buzzmaam, ORKMommy, sanra


Oh, wow! I get one of the twinnies! I'm so darn lucky in these random picks!

On with the show we will go ...  

Silly castaways, they think they'll be working with their loved ones. So silly! They're being given flints as the duos to learn how to make fire. 

Monkeys! I see monkeys! Luck be a monkey tonight. Okay. Now I'm being silly. 

It will take me some time to tell who's whom on the show. Right now we're getting an intro into each "team." Who, of course, aren't teams and will be split up to compete against each other.

Now, they're split into two tribes. John Rocker feels he should take care of his woman. Keith tells us he recognizes John and that he's an "ass" -- was one in baseball and seems to be one now. 

First Reward Challenge -- one person races to retrieve rings from ropes and get two platforms. Jeremy goes for his tribe; competes against his wife Val (first twist of the game according to Jeff). They're playing for flint and a bag of beans -- loser will be sent to Exile Island. Oh my.  The one exiled will be back for the Immunity Challenge.

Jeremy wins reward for his tribe and sends his wife Val to Exile Island.  Jeremy has to pick one person to go with Val to Exile Island. He chooses Keith, part of the father/son team (father) because he thinks he's a woodsy type who will protect his wife. Keith is on Jeremy's tribe -- he had to pick someone from his own tribe to go.

Jeremy feels very bad about sending his wife to Exile, but wastes no time running around trying to get together an alliance.

On the other tribe, Dale is already being typecast as the "old guy." He finds a decal doohickey on the water source cover, pockets it thinking it's not the hidden idol but might save him at one point. He breaks his glasses in half to double their power and create fire.

On Exile, Val got a clue for the hidden idol at her camp while Keith got a blank note. 

John Rocker is trying to deny who he is, but it's not working with Wes. Now he wants to target Wes at the first tribal they go to. 

Immunity Challenge time. Val and Keith return from Exile Island. Race to top of tower, under obstacle, get three bags, climb three walls -- one with ropes, one with pegs, one just each other helping. Then three build a puzzle. (The making of this challenge is on the CBS website -- it's supposed to be the toughest ever. The puzzle pieces to make the Mayan puzzle weigh 50 pounds each.)

The tribe with Jeremy on it wins. Natalie, the twinnie, is also on that tribe.  

Coyopa (sp.?) is the tribe that lost. I have to get these tribe spellings down right. Ah, Hunahpu seems to be the winning tribe's name. Eep. Why can't they just be Smith and Jones?

Ohh ... Val's clue led her to the water source. That indeed could have been the idol Dale found!

Dale tells the others that Nadiya should go because she was a backstabber on TAR.  Val tries to put together an all girl alliance which includes Nadiya. They want to include Josh, the gay guy. @@ Oh noes! They want to target DALE. I like Dale! I'd rather they target Nadiya, please.

Tribal Council time. Time for Jeff's "Probsting" questions.

Time to tally the votes: Nadiya, Dale, Baylor, Dale, Nadiya, Dale, Nadiya, Nadiya, Nadiya!

Yay! I'm free from my random blog pool pick gal! (I really don't care for the "twinnies.")

Coyopa also got flint after the tribal council. 

The Big Brother 16 season finale blog party post is up and running if you wish to head there. 

171 comments:

Rochelle said...

SPLASH! Hi everyone. Indeed I AM ready. I have Josh.

SueGee said...

~~~~SPLASH~~~~

Jumping in and waving to Jackie! Let the fun begin!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Jackie said...

Holla!

Petals said...

~*~*~*~ SPLASH ~*~*~*~*~

I have a crock full of spicy pulled pork, buns: SLIDERS!
It's Monty's birthday, so I brought a birthday cake, ice cream.

Rochelle said...

crob61 if you come here tonight, check in and say hi, as we share Josh. Many thanks to Laurie for doing our pool.

I brought a trough of my famous Guac. And baked whole grain scoops for those of you who are calorie conscious, Hint of Lime Tostitos and rice crackers for the Gluten free Survivors.

Who brought margaritas???

SueGee said...

Hey Petals - I can't ever remember having the same pool pick with you! Gonna go have to look him up.

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Rochelle said...

Yay, sliders. mmmm. Goes great with Guac and chips. Happy Birthday Monty! I have candles to put on your cake Petals.

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and everyone. I have home-made potato salad to go with the pulled pork.

Nickelpeed said...

~~~SPLASH~~~ Here we go! I love this!

Can't wait!!!!

Thank you for blogging Jackie! It's greatly appreciated.

Penny

Rochelle said...

Gee, do I watch CNN with breaking news about the recent hits to ISIS or Jeff?

Petals said...

Rochelle-

Margarita mix at the bar, and because tonight is special, Patron!

Becky said...

Happy Birthday, Monty.

Petals said...

Sue - he is cute!

I'm also pulling for John Rocker.

Grr - I hope the twins go first, urgh - I can't listen to them gibber-gabber

Becky said...

YUK, Twinnies. Thank goodness I don't have either of them.

Nickelpeed said...

That's not good right out of the gate. A father and son. That was funny.

Petals said...

lol ditto Becky!

Rochelle said...

Hi Becky! Glad you're joining us. IS Tommy watching too?

Becky said...

The last ones shown, father and son will get on my last nerve I think.

Nickelpeed said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MONTY!!!!!

Penny

Rochelle said...

Why would anyone go on this show without learning all about how to make fire, build a shelter, fish, etc

Petals said...

Rochelle - or SWIM!

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, maybe they learned a lesson!

Penny

Rochelle said...

I didn't watch TAR with the twins, they are already featuring them so much… wonder if they go first

SharonS said...

Late, but made it. Can't wait to meet these new, brave people.

Nickelpeed said...

Uh oh. We'll see if they target John, he might be the first one off. Yikes.

Penny

SueGee said...

It will be the same on TAR - going on that show and can't drive a stick shift!! (Now the girl with only one arm does get a pass - she rocks!)

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

I agree with you Rochelle. You need to know how to do these. Same thing with swimming.

Kathy said...

Hi Everyone, I hope the twins stay for awhile. They are entertaining.

Rochelle said...

Have I missed Josh?

Rochelle said...

Seems like this can't be the full bunch. It's only half right?

Becky said...

My pool person is Jeremy. He is rather mouthy.

Rochelle said...

Good answer - I'm here to play!

Nickelpeed said...

Exile Island. Wow. Better than Redemption? I'd rather not have either.

Penny

Petals said...

there is a chick with only one arm on here?

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, right out of the box and my pool pick will be sent to Exile, unless she moves. Darn.

Penny

Becky said...

Rochelle, He switches around so much. You know 57 channels in an hour.

Nickelpeed said...

No Petals, the one armed Surfer is in TAR. She lost her arm in a shark attack while surfing.

Penny

Becky said...

WTG, Jeremy.

Rochelle said...

Becky - so he doesn't watch with you or you watch on a different room.

Hoo boy, hubby does not look happy about any of this

Nickelpeed said...

CRAP! My pool pick is off to Exile Island. Dang.

Petals said...

awww...Jeremy.

Petals said...

wow ! !

Kathy said...

The one arm surfer has a movie about her story with Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt and Carrie Underwood.

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, my husband usually goes through the channels like candy. But, he knows when Survivor and certain other shows are on, he cannot touch the tv. I'm lucky, though, he has to be up by 4 a.m. so he goes to bed early.

Penny

Becky said...

Rochelle said... Why would anyone go on this show without learning all about how to make fire, build a shelter, fish, etc

Rochelle, I guess for the same reason people going on A-R and not know how to drive a stick shift.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Petals said...

hey JOE !!!

Petals said...

so the Michigan kids didn't get split up?

Petals said...

oops, wrong blonde

Becky said...

I watch my TV in the computer room. Tommy watches TV in the living room.

I like it that way. I know who won WWII, I don't care for sports or changing channels constantly.

Nickelpeed said...

That's not always a good thing, Jeremy....I do like him, though.

Penny

Joe in NY said...

Those TAR twins just have the MOST annoying voices ever. LOL

Petals said...

who names their kid after a college?

Becky said...

Come on Dale. Lifting a glass for the oldie.

Joe in NY said...

Okay, that's gotta be the dumbest move ever...breaking your glasses to make fire???

Becky said...

WTG!!! Show those whipper snapppers.

Nickelpeed said...

Good, I'm glad he did that. He has a lot of experience. Maybe that will save him now and later on.

Penny

Petals said...

whooo Dale!

Petals said...

he could have popped the lens out of one side, then popped it back IN after making fire...

lynn1 said...

Hi everyone I'm late but have been watching the show while eating

lynn1 said...

Jackie I sure hope our twinnie doesn't last long

lynn1 said...

Petals, a lot of Bama fans name their kids Crimson Tide

Jackie said...

Lynn - me, too.

Petals said...

LMAO Lynn (wait, you're serious...)

lynn1 said...

Yes Petals I am serious

Becky said...

Hey to all who arrived after me. Joe, are you a channel surfer? It seems to be a man thing. Do any of you women channel surf?

lynn1 said...

Becky I am not but my hubby does it and it drives me bonkers

Petals said...

My husband does NOT surf. He has a few channels he sticks with, and only pops between those 2 or 3.

I don't surf, I'm usually too busy watching all the stuff I record.

Petals said...

I appreciate you, Drew. *wink*

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Becky said...

"Bless his heart." LOLOLOL Is she from the south? If so, it wasn't a term of endearment.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, John, you were not a quiet baseball player, soooooo.......


Penny

Joe in NY said...

I used to channel surf a lot when I was young. Now, I'm lucky that I have time to follow one thing while I'm trying to get some work done.

Oh, to be young again...

Petals said...

he can't pull off that lie...he is too recognizable.

Rochelle said...

Petals said:
he could have popped the lens out of one side, then popped it back IN after making fire…

I know right! I mean, it was really stupid to win votes now and lose the game because you are blind later. the lenses looked pretty thick

Rochelle said...

I'm with you Joe, I am not a fan of the twins from the get go

Petals said...

Wes looks like the chewed paint chips as a young boy...

Becky said...

Petals, he would have had me! I don't watch sports. There is a reason.... if I pull for a team it is a kiss of death.

Joe in NY said...

Rochelle,

I've always been annoyed by the twins but I hope they last till the end. They bring the drama and I just need to be entertained. LOL.

Rochelle said...

Ok,so big deal - two days… Not the same as redemption

David said...

Hiya's everyone. =)
Late as always.

I also used to channel surf when younger but don't anymore. Guess some men grow out of it and others don't. =)

Petals said...

hi Dave!

Rochelle said...

Jackie - does this seem like a lot less people? Haven't we had more in the past?

Rochelle said...

I channel surf a little. ANd it depends on what's going on . Awards nights I surf between E! and the networks but not much more than that. I don't spend a lot of time watching TV if there is not something on (or on Demand) that I sit down to watch.

Petals said...

C'mon John, C'mon DREW

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, John is taking a beating!!!

Petals said...

John's athleticism will make him a hero or a target

Rochelle said...

Woo Coole arial shot

Nickelpeed said...

I don't channel surf. It drives me nuts. I go to the guide on Dish and look that way.

Rochelle said...

Geeze, I could not spell in that last comment

Joe in NY said...

Wow, that puzzle is harder than it looked at first.

Nickelpeed said...

This will be something is the yellow team loses. But, puzzles are hard.

Nickelpeed said...

Holy cow. Great come back.

Rochelle said...

Yes Penny - I use the guide and do that too
Ok I finally know who Josh is.

Nickelpeed said...

Who's going home? Who do you guys think?

Becky said...

That was a tough challange.

Petals said...

Rocker's girlfriend needs a bigger tube top

Anonymous said...

So far, love the initial twists and this first challenge was very evenly matched..........could be a good season!

Becky said...

Love that Donny!

Nickelpeed said...

I like this peek in to BB! Cool. It's funny Derrick and Cody practicing their speeches and Victoria wearing the entire bottle of lip gloss.

Joe in NY said...

OK, that is too funny. Cody and Derrick rehearsing speeches and Victoria just staring dumbly at her reflection while doing make-up. That about summarizes her season.

I'm really kind of surprised that they don't want her in the final 2. I mean it's a cake walk if she's opposite you.

Petals said...

Penny - I hope they keep John...maybe get rid of the twin.

~~Silk said...

Lurking....

Petals said...

Amber looks adorable! Eat your heart out Caleb. LOL


Monty will surely be here for the BB party. I'll save the birthday cake & ice cream for when she gets here.

Cheryl in NC said...

Hi all.....been watching the show but forgot about the party...lol....silly me ...I got rocker in the pool...I can live with that..I grew up a braves fan:-)

Becky said...

Don't lurk,Silk. Have a drink, snack and visitr a spell.

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, get rid of Nadyia. That sounds great. It all depends on if John feels threatened by Wes. If he feels Wes will say something, he'll push to get him out.

monty924 said...

Ed and Sharon N... we're Survivor homies this season. YAY! Haven't watched any yet because I'm way late. Are we safe or are we about to get tossed off the island?

Nickelpeed said...

I don't know, I don't trust that guy for some reason.

monty924 said...

I'm super late. Thanks Petals and we will all dig in over at the BB pool. I'm still stuffed from dinner. :))

lynn1 said...

Nadia can go and I won't mind a bit even if she is my pool girl

Petals said...

Cheryl = rocker is cool.

*shouting to loft* Hi Silk

SueGee said...

By the time this and BB are done - it will be starting here on the Left Coast ha ha

Happy Birthday Monty!!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

Ooops, that is NOT the thing to say. Yikes.

Becky said...

Is he the one with the red eye?

Joe in NY said...

Happy Birthday, Monty!

Petals said...

uhoh - famous last words: all girl alliance. HAHAHAHAHA

Petals said...

MONTY

I didn't see you come in !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! ! !

*bringing in cake*

Becky said...

Is Monty here yet?

Nickelpeed said...

I HATE this. It's always at least one girl who runs to the guys. It's irritating. They just cannot stick together...at all.

Penny

Cheryl in NC said...

Lol...the girl alliance that bb can't get done...let's see if they can....but the dummies are targeting the wrong guy....geez

Rochelle said...

Woah, I have not been watching much of BB this year but I can't believe that woman is in the finale! (don't' remember her name… victoria?)

Becky said...

Hey, Monty!!! Happy Birthday!

lynn1 said...

Happy Birthday Monty

Rochelle said...

make a wish - or two Monty!

Petals said...

*cranking up Styx*

♫♪♫♫..."Rockin the paradise, rockin' the paradise to-night, tonighhhhtt...TONIGHT!!!" ♫♫♪♪♫

monty924 said...

Here and ready to party over at the BB pool. I've never just read comments without watching the show but it was already an hour in when I got to the computer so I'll watch it tomorrow.

Thanks for the b-day wishes

Becky said...

Yes, Rochelle. That is Victoria. Derek helped her float to the end.

Rochelle said...

Is Silk here too Petals?

Waving at Silk

Cheryl in NC said...

Happy birthday Monty ....party time!

Petals said...

Silk is in the loft...

David said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTY!!!!!

I am an hour behind so know how it is Sue. =)

Rochelle said...

Scrolled back to see you are here Silk. I made margaritas during the break. That goes with Cake right?

Nickelpeed said...

Let's party! Happy Birthday Monty!!!

Penny

~~Silk said...

Can't watch, read, think, and type (hunt and peck) all at once.

Ed in Ohio said...

Just got home in time for tribal!

Doing double duty tonight Jackie...Kudos!!

& Happy Birthday Monty! All the Best!!

Nickelpeed said...

If not Dale, who should they target?

Petals said...

of course, Rochelle!

monty924 said...

Petals, cut and paste the BB finale drinking game. I think we should all get hammered tonight. I'm already tipsy from the wine at dinner, LOL

Petals said...

Penny - Nadya! She just got off TAR, she needs to just stay home & stop trying to make reality money. (and...she is annoying)

Petals said...

you got it...lemme try to do that...

monty924 said...

Ed!!! Holla

You, Sharon N and I share Missy (or what's her name) this season. :)))

Rochelle said...

OK, a little less annoyed by that twin

Nickelpeed said...

Sounds like Nadyia has grown from the TAR experience.

Penny

SueGee said...

"Twinnies" should go first and then the Baseball player. Just every day people on the tribes!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Rochelle said...

Why has Josh gotten to be such a magnet? What am I missing?

Ed in Ohio said...

Holla Monty, Just got in. Not sure who Missy is yet but lets go Monty, Sharon N & Missy!!

Nickelpeed said...

Well, she hasn't changed in that matter. That's offensive.

Penny

Petals said...

Here are the Big Brother Finale Drinking Game Rules:

Take 1 drink: if someone says "Beastmode"
Take 2 drinks if someone says "Competition Beast"
Take 3 drinks if someone mentions Ariana Grande, or they show her onscreen
Do a Vodka shot if someone says "Froot Loop Dingus"
Finish your enture drinks if Frankie or Christine gets "boooooed"

Nickelpeed said...

Yeah, I don't find the magnet in Josh, either. He gets along with both sides and that is not always good.

monty924 said...
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Ed in Ohio said...

Petals, Nice floatie avatar!

Cheryl in NC said...

Petals....you trying to get us hammered.....and I hope Jon has help at the bar

monty924 said...

^5 Petals

David said...

LOL. Good list Petals. Don't forget the popcorn to throw at the screen everytime we see Frankie.

Petals said...

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

lynn1 said...

Yay! I am free

Nickelpeed said...

Yay!!!!!!!!! Wow. It's her mouth.

Petals said...

David - you bring the popcorn

Becky said...

Okay, one of the twinnies is gone.

Cheryl in NC said...

See ya twin

Becky said...
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monty924 said...

See you over at the POOL

Cheryl in NC said...

Let's jump ship...see ya over there!

SueGee said...

I've got one of those big buckets of Margaritas all made and iced down and ready for the BB finale! No work for me so I think it is time to get plastered!!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

I'm glad Dale didn't go. I was hoping they'd tag Nadyia with her remarks. Glad it happened. Wooohooo.

Oh, someone quits????

Thank you, Jackie!!! Can't wait for BB - NEXT!!!

Penny


Becky said...

See you next door, gang.

Petals said...

thanks Ed. I'll be helping Jon.

Jackie said...

Refresh the blog to snag the BB party or I linked it in this post, too. See you there!

Petals said...

Hey guys - party at the BB side of the water park!

Come on over!

Laurie said...

Here's the pool now. Jackie and Lynn1 have both been randomly assigned to other players! I will try to get these in teams by next week.

Alec = Karen in Case, Merrilee,
Baylor = Glenn, maquinn78, Sharon S
Dale = Brian, Margo,
Drew = Delee, Petals, SueGee
Jaclyn = CYW Coleman, rbennie,
Jeremy = Becky, Nana in the NW,
John R = Cheryl NC, MikesGirl, Terry in TX
Jon M = Donna in Alabama, Laurie,
Josh = crob61, Rochelle, Jackie
Julie = Donna NY, meb,
Keith = Donna in FL, PDX Granny, Jackie
Kelley = Babs Dud, ML, Russ
Missy = Ed in Ohio, Monty924, Sharon N
Natalie = Jennasmom, Kelsey NY,
Reed = David, Kathy, Lynn1
Val = Brenda, Nickelpeed,
Wes = Buzzmaam, ORKMommy, sanra