Monday, January 30, 2012

What Animal Are You?

My sister's secret talent is not such a secret anymore.  During one of her interviews for Survivor she spilled the beans that she has a knack for pointing out what animal people look like.  To make it even more of a skill she can usually do it within just a few minutes of meeting you!

She's done it for as long as I can remember and in case you are wondering I'm a mouse.  Specifically (for any American Tail fans out there) I'm Feivel's Sister...

If I had a quarter for every time someone has asked my sister, "What animal am I?" since the cast was released I'd be a rich woman!  So I decided to put all that asking to good use and stick the slogan on a t-shirt that we can proudly wear in support of TEAM KIM!!  

If you'd like to join us in wearing her name proudly every Wednesday you can head HERE (as in click right here!!) to order a shirt.  The code is COF21888.  

Today also just so happens to be the animal whisperer's birthday...

Happy Birthday bestest buddy!  You're one of my favorite people in the whole wide world and the coolest person I know.

Monday, January 23, 2012


This is nuts with a capital N.  I have to admit Wednesday was about as fun as it gets.  To finally be able to tell friends and family or even the lady checking me out at the grocery store that my sister is going to be on SURVIVOR (ok so I'm kidding about the grocery store bit but don't put it past me!) was so stinkin' fun.  

My first thought when I woke up yesterday was, "Yay, It's still true!"  This whole thing would be SO exciting even if I had never watched an episode of the show.  But the fact that I would consider myself a diehard fan pushes the whole thing to the "I'm like a kid at Christmas" phase of excitement.  I mean how many people can say Jeff Probst thinks their sister is smart?! (Click here to see what else he had to say! I'm particularly fond of the, "she's a favorite to win" part!)

Sure I've had seasons that have been ho-hum or that I've even considered jumping ship after.  But I always come back and for some reason this show has just become one of those can't miss things for me.  Watching it is something that my sister and I have shared and to get to watch her now going through the whirlwind of actually being on it is a little surreal.

It's hard to believe that prior to Wednesday you could google Kim Spradlin and find your average facebook page or some old blurb about her from high school.  All it takes now is "Kim Sp" and you can read more about her than you've ever dreamed!  I realize this could be a problem because a.) obsessing over reading everything that is said about her could become a full time job and b.) there are some bitter betty's and bob's out there who somehow missed the "if you don't have something nice to say don't say anything at all" bit.  

I realize everyone is entitled to their own opinion and of course mine will be in the semi biased "I think she's the most awesome person they've ever had on the show" category.  And while my opinion may be a biased one here is something that is pure sister is real.  

She's a real person that has been one of my favorite's for as long as I can remember.  Kim has always been someone that people cannot help but love.  She is magnetic, she is the life of the party, she is the person that lights up a room.  

She is a real person that works hard for that gorgeous physique that everyone is going cuckoo for cocoa puffs over.  There is a lot of sweat that goes into a six pack like that!  Trust me I know.  She took me under her wing as a workout buddy (something I will be forever grateful for) and 20 lbs. later I realize that being in shape at 30 does not come for free!  

I guess what I'm trying to say is that for a lot of people my sister is about to become a picture on their screen or a person on their TV (craaaazy!).  I'm sure it will be easy for them to love (or hate) her based on what they can learn in a short amount of time.  For us its L-O-V-E all the way.  Knowing her like we do it would be impossible not to!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

And so it begins...

Finally.  F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!!  Have you ever had a secret?  Like a good one.  Like one you really can't tell?  I have.

It's nothing you'd guess (not in a million years).

So here goes.

I'm sure most of you have heard of the show Survivor (I mean unless you live under a rock or something).  Well, I've been a fan for as long as I can remember.  I've never missed a season  (except for the very first one which thankfully means I don't have visions of Richard Hatch in all his glory seared into my brain).  I got hooked after Season 2 and can remember thinking I would love to be just like Elisabeth Filarski.  I've had quite a few favorite castaways over the years...Stephanie, Boston Rob, and JD just to name a few.  But I'm pretty sure I may have a new all time favorite after this next season airs.  As a matter of fact I can guarantee it (look closely I'm pretty sure one of the cast looks vaguely familiar)...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!  Can you believe it!  I'm not sure when I've been this excited about something!

In just 4 short weeks the world will have a chance to get to know my beautiful sister a little better.  I have no doubt they will see her for the warm, competitive, gorgeous, funny, bad ass that she is (click on this photo to watch her video)...

I'm so proud of her!  I'm also sure I'm driving her crazy by taking her picture (but I keep telling her when we're old and gray she'll be glad I documented things so well).  Kim watching Kim...

And finally getting to tell people where she really disappeared to (on the phone in this pic with Mimi and Papa which was one hilarious conversation)...

Gotta' say that for this stay at home Mama excitement like this doesn't come along very often.  Thanks Kimmi for letting us all be a little part of your adventure.  This is going to be awesome!  

Set your DVR's people (don't worry I'm sure I'll remind you again).  February 15th is going to be added to the "Best Day Ever" list.  Go Salani!!  (Click here to go directly to the Survivor: One World homepage and have fun checking out the cast, photos, videos, etc.)