first the rant:
is over. and the one person i DID NOT want to win, of course, wins. number 7
can suck it. for those of you who didn't see the show (it was on fox reality, so us cable subscribers were out of luck), they took nine people, put them in these little "pods", and gave them physical, psychological, and intellectual challenges -- the person who lasted the longest would win $50,000. the experiments (like laying on a bed of nails, counting marbles in the dark, and holding their breath underwater in an attempt to reveal a hidden speech they have to memorize, and gorging themselves to the point of vomiting after starving for days) lasted for hours, until one by one they would hit the red button to quit, not knowing how they're comparing to each other. their only communication is with a computer named VAL who doesn't tell them squat, so everyone went pretty loopy over the course of the show. entertaining. i was sad to see a few of them go, like florin
, and taralee
, and i did get a certain amount of joy when annoying danielle
got sent home (fight club my ass), but i was really pulling for mark, the great number 5
. he did so well, and with a great amount of dignity, and he really deserved to win. all the while, number 7 (i don't care to remember his name) cruelly "took" everything from everyone, smack talked, danced around like an arrogant little prick, and just overall annoyed the hell out of me. ugg. i will however watch the reunion show next week, hoping against all hope that he will reappear as a beaten man whose wife and children left him because they saw what a bastard he truly is. keep your fingers crossed.
and now for the happiest news:
brian, my nice coworker who hasn't made queso or popcorn in a while(???) completed his mission of tracking down one of my favoritest games of all time, blockout
. really it's a new version, but it's almost identical to the old game, and i'm bout it. best of all -- there's a pause function, so i've been working on the same game since this morning. yay! trust me, you'll love it.