Jeff Campbell was kind enough to draw this on my application envelope to Survivor back when I first applied for the show.
Eight years and five applications later, still nothing from Survivor's casting office. How can the Postal Service misplace so much mail? Ha, ha.
Older and wiser, this year I went to the open casting in PERSON. A local TV station was there to shoot 2-minute videos for the first 500-ish applicants in line. Fortunately, I made the cut-off (Thanks to my friend, Michael, who picked me up at 6:15am that morning. See photo below.) After about 7 hours in line, it was finally my turn at the camera.
I wish I could tell you that I was a superstar and knocked it out of the park. But sadly, nothing could be further from the truth. You wouldn't imagine that someone so tongue-tied could speak so fast. I don't think I even used up 45 seconds of my time. The military would be proud of me because all they got was name, rank and serial number.
So, it doesn't look like I'll be taking any "extended leave of absences" from work anytime soon. Good thing I love my job.
Please feel free to e-mail CBS/Survivor and beg on my behalf...and tell all your friends too. ;)