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Survivor questions for Ba.D.’s guest post? Ask ’em here!


Monday’s post (“JUDGERNAUT: Ba.D. on Survivor & my less sensitive side“) was originally written as the preface to a guest post by my honey, Ba.D., about his experiences on Survivor. I edited the entry to be a standalone so Ba.D. could write his entry in his own time. He is, after all, doing me a favor!

My plans to give him plenty of time and space haven’t necessarily been met. Yet Ba.D. has, as usual, maintained his cheerful demeanor in the face of someone-who-is-not-me’s repeated questioning, “Are you ready now? How about now? Maybe . . . now?”

When I asked Ba.D. if he’d be open to answering questions from TMiYC readers, he was amenable to that, too. If you’d like to ask Ba.D. anything appropriate (aside from “How about now?” or similar, which are reserved by someone who resembles but is not yours truly), please leave a comment here or email it to me here by 12:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday September 21, 2011. At some point in the nearish future, he will answer those questions he’s able to.

(c) 2011 Deborah Bryan. All rights reserved.

  1. John Erickson
    September 14, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Hmm .. the Chicagoan in me wants to ask if somebody pissed him off so badly, that he wanted to just make them “disappear”. You know, concrete galoshes into 500 feet of Lake Michigan “disappear”. But I’ll be nice. 🙂
    Did you, or any of your fellow castaways have any military survival training, and if so, did it really help?
    I’m more intrigued to see some of the questions – not that I’m dissing you, BaD – I’m sure your answers will be just as interesting, if not more so! 😀

    • September 15, 2011 at 5:32 am

      I am so curious to hear his answers to these, presumably with one on and one off the record! Thanks for that 😉

      Ba.D. and I both chuckled at your sidenote, which I second in its entirety!

  2. Jess
    September 14, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Kewl. I don’t have a question, but I look forward to reading Ba.D.’s guest spot!

  3. September 15, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Questions: “In your view what is the right stuff to survive? What did you think was the right stuff at the time you applied/auditioned?”
    “Looking across the seasons, which survivor do you admire the most and why?”
    “Did you go really hungry? Did they monitor you?”
    “Being a pretty laid back guy, did something/someone really make you angry?”
    “How often did you laugh…if ever?”
    Just wondering…

    • September 15, 2011 at 5:34 am

      I can tell you the answer to one of those will (likely) be “Rocky,” whether or not it gets posted.

      Which one? Your guess is as good as mine! 0:)

  4. September 15, 2011 at 5:30 am

    Hey Deb! I love your new pic! I’ll be thinking of just the right question! 🙂

    • September 15, 2011 at 5:40 am

      Thank you! Chris over at From the Bungalow emailed me that he didn’t feel like the old one adequately represented TMiYC. He was absolutely right. I’m glad he took the time to send the thought.

      Speaking of which, thanks for prompting this post! Ba.D. agreed months ago to do a guest post, on whatever topic he felt like. I love getting things done once I know they’re going to happen, so I’ve been trying to convert a hypothetical guest post to an actual one. First step: proposing Survivor (a few months back) as a specific topic, because he loves recalling his experiences. Second step: wondering how to find my added push toward “actual,” then remembering how easily the words tumbled out when I posed the question you asked him last month. After recalling that and posing my own question, I felt–properly!–like I’d landed on The Answer.

      Thanks for that! 😉

  5. September 15, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Can’t wait to read his post 🙂

  6. September 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Oh fun! My question would have to be : Honestly, did you ever get so hungry you considered eating one of your own limbs? Which one would you eat? Do the producers at least give you guys salt and pepper to season said limbs?

  7. September 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I’m sure it will be worth the wait. I can’t imagine asking my DH to do a post for me. That kind of boggles my mind.

    • September 15, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      Why can’t you imagine it? I’ve asked my Little Sister (the only one who’s posted thus far!), my younger sister, several dear RL friends and a bunch of blog friends, so it seems odd not to extend the invite to him. For four years, after all (from my leaving for Japan to returning to L.A.), almost all our contact was via electronic exchange. This thus seems like a fairly natural extension both of my guest blogging requests overall and our relationship specifically. 🙂

  8. September 15, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Was it hard to watch yourself on TV? Would you say how they portrayed you was accurate?

    What would you do differently if you could go back to compete again?

    What was harder for you: the physical toll (being hungry, no sleep) or the social aspects?

    This one if from my nine year old son: Were you ever really REALLY scared? And if so, what scared you the most?

    • September 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

      Oooh yes I am stealing these questions. 😉

  9. September 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Oh, my husband has one:

    Did you ever get a little ticked off that Jeff Probst would show up completed rested, showered, and with a full stomach and then proceed to yell at you guys with his annoying play by play during the challenges? 😉

    Also, did the cameras bother you? Or did you forget they were there after awhile?

  10. September 16, 2011 at 4:51 am

    I need to know how I can get on the show. Seriously. This is not a joke. I have tried a few times. (Okay once.) But I don’t have time to mess around. I’m 43. I can wear a bikini. I’ve had laser hair removal. I love to camp. Who can you put me in touch with so I can get on that show. I don’t even care about the money; I just want to go somewhere hot and play.

    Oh, and what is the ONE item that you wish you had brought with you that you didn’t?

    I’m serious. Deb knows. Been watching since season 1.

  11. September 17, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Since I’ve never seen the show, I am not sure what to ask but I do look forward to his post… I suppose I could ask: What was the toughest part of the show for you? What did you enjoy most? There 🙂

  12. September 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Ok, here are my questions. My husband helpd with these, too!
    1. What is something that you did on Survivor that you thought you would never have the courage to do?
    2. How did being on Survivor change your view about people?
    3. Do you have any regrets about being on the show?
    4. Deb told me she was in labor for 27 hours w/ your son. Do you think this makes her tougher than any member of the Survivor cast? 🙂 🙂

  13. September 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Thank you so much for your questions! Ba.D. has them all and will be getting to them in short order. ♥

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