Thanks Debbie! I always look forward to reading your comments on the Survivor threads. And yes, I very rarely disagree with you.
The flipper comment I was referring to was the one Shirin made when she used Tony (I thinks that's his name ) who flipped all over the place and still one his season. But yes, I also agree that Hali used a perfect example too. I really like that gurl--she's smart, adorable and fun. Have you watched the Ponderosa footage yet? She's adorable there and has not a trace of bitterness. I like that.
Jackie-oh, I understand now. Yes, you are right. Shirin's comment about Tony flipping all over the place and still winning was perfect! Obviously I thought you were talking about Hali's Revolutionary War comment (which you got).
I did get a chance yesterday to watch the Ponderosa video and you are right-Hali isn't bitter at all and to me it says a lot about her character. Time and time again I've watched people get voted out and take such bitterness over to Ponderosa, even holding on to it until the jury vote. To me, it's a game. If you get voted out, it was due to people playing the game better than you did-it's not personal. Hali got that right away. After her torch got snuffed out she was extremely friendly as she turned around to say goodbye to everyone. It was a shame she got voted out, as I would have liked to see her go a little further.
I've also been reading a couple of her interviews and she's said in both of them that she, Joe and Jenn weren't a solid 3-that both she and Jenn were completely solid but that to the two of them Joe posed such a threat that they both would have voted him out that first tribal council after the merge if he hadn't won immunity. Just like an earlier Pea mentioned on this thread.
Poor Joe-everyone is gunning for him out on that island. He's really got to do something fast-like find some (at least one would be good!) immunity idols, scramble like crazy to try to sweet talk some of these people into an alliance and win every challenge if he has a chance to win this thing. That way if something happens (and you know it will) and he doesn't win every challenge he'll have something to fall back on.