Just finished watching the preview episode of the 4th season of the TV survival show Alone on The History Channel. I love love this show! This year, there’s 7 teams of two… four teams of brothers, two teams of fathers and sons and one team of a husband and wife. They’ll be roughing it on Vancouver Island. The team that stays the longest and doesn’t tap out wins.
I’m rooting for father and son team, the Brockdorff’s, because the boy has long hair and a beard, which reminds me of my youngest, except that my Ethan buzzed his hair off a few months ago. He still has the beard though.
When I first saw my boy without his hair, I nearly passed out! I was shocked! Seriously! Never would I have thought he would do that! I’m still not over it. I might not ever get over it. At the time, he must’ve noticed my unhappy disbelief, because he looked down at me and said something like, “It’s. Too. Hot. For. Long. Hair!” I’m not real sure exactly what he said, because, I didn’t actually hear his words, I just noticed his mouth was moving, cause like I mentioned, I was in shock.
I shared all that just to see if he will comment. He probably won’t. Or, maybe I shared the telling of it to get some closure. Whatever the reason, I’ll never be able to look at a young man with long hair, and not think of my little boy. Wow, I was not expecting all that to come out. I feel like I’ve been exorcized!
Meanwhile back on Alone… the teams are all so excited at the beginning, but some of them will be near death before the season ends. They’ll get skinny from not enough food, and there are cougars and black bears and wolves, oh my!
The series begins Thursday, June 15th, 10/9C. I recommend, if possible, you watch this premiere episode like I did, because it shows why the teams were chosen, each one’s strengths and weaknesses, and there’s this very cool English survival expert named Adam, who talks about the teams. He’s just adorable!
Speaking of roughing it… one time my niece and I went on a hike around Huntsville State Park. There were signs posted, that said that the trail was closed due to falling trees. Cheryl and I didn’t care what the signs said, we were there to hike, and at the time, we were quite the rebels.
It was a 10 mile hike, and before we finished it, I thought I was going to die! Really! While we’re walking along, we’re keeping a close lookout for spiders, snakes and serial killers. It was hotter than hades, I was sweating bullets, and my brand new, cuter than anything boots, were rubbing blisters the size of golf balls on my little toes! Those boots weren’t made for walking… and especially not for hiking.
We were a few miles from the end of the trail, and the only thing that kept me moving was the thought of an ice chest full of Dr. Peppers back at camp. I was trudging along and I said to Cheryl, “Kid, if one of us gets bit by a snake, I hope it’s me, because there’s no way I’m running to get you help.” After I said that, we broke out in laugher that must have lasted a mile. Sometimes, when times are toughest, they can also be the funniest.
I reckon that’s it for now. I’m still working out three times a week, finishing off a freezer full of Nutrisystem food and trying not to binge. Thank you for reading. I really recommend that y’all watch Alone. Remember that you’re never alone. I love you guys. I think you’re epic. Don’t text and drive. Call your Mother, and don’t run with scissors.
[That's a picture of me with my Sunny at Huntsville State Park.]