Thursday, February 07, 2008

Hopeless Survivor


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. ;)


seban said...

u have my vote! ;)

antonio said...

Senorita Sandra I HOPE and I wish you get it!!!

Good luck!!


Phil Hall said...

Bummer you didn't make it, Sandra... I was kinda looking forward to pointing you out on the show and say "in a geeky, comic book way, I almost know her!" (lol). Better luck next time.

Grand Maester said...

I Can´t believe this.
Don´t you have page to ink?

Scott Dunbier said...

The Sandra I know and love is never at a loss for something to say...


taichi's dad said...


met you at san diego con 2007;
i, too, am a huge fan of the survivor show.
i've always considered applying, but for a few serious reasons, have not.

so i have a question for you:

"what would you do with your million dollars, if you really won?"

hope all is well,
steven lim
daly city, ca usa

*ps: and if you want some of my survivor strategy tips, lemme know.

Anonymous said...

This is totally a great and fun looking picture. I would put you on Survivor. :D

Drew said...
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Drew said...

Hey Sandra!
Great story-- and don't give up, YOU CAN DO IT!
Hope all is going great-
Drew Bittner

mic? said...

Sorry you didn't make the cut!

Time to coerce a buddy to try-out for Amazing Race! @ least you'll get to travel the world in that one instead o' bein' stuck stinky on an island.