I didn't fit in a box, and I liked that about myself. I regret not understanding the importance of perception. What people think and how they feel is what matters. Set up some blindsides that helped [my wife] Monica get to the end. Not making sure my alliance [with Caleb] was cool prior to Tribal. Slow down out of the gate, then ramp up as game evolves.
The only purpose for me going back out there is to win a million dollars. I brought my own salad, which I ate in a corner and refused to speak to anyone. I need the knowledge from my past season, but not baggage.
” What skills do you bring to that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? Well, I went to a friend’s party in workout clothes. Hunger and conditions clouded my judgment without me recognizing it. Each game is unique with its own dynamics and I just need to be open and see where it takes me.
In for the reason that I was able to last as long as I did despite being high on the hit list of many people. There's a long list, but off the top of my head it would have to be finding myself in a again! What skills do you bring to , I proved I was a brain who could hang with brawn. I managed some tough personalities and assembled a ragtag group to vote out Scot, which felt like dismantling a bomb, making sure all the wires were where they needed to be. I plan to align with a variety of people, including power players and villains to pad myself. After surviving loneliness, starvation, physical exhaustion, and exposure to the elements, I just can't allow silly things like “what-if" scenarios to have control over me. I'm honored to be part of this cast and aware this could be the last time I'm ever on a island, so I want to soak up the surroundings, beauty, and energy of being part of this landmark series. What skills do you bring to that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played?
I was also proud of myself for being able to laugh at being blindsided, and realize it's just a game. Overall, I may have bumped into more obstacles than a ball in a pinball machine, but I played proactively. Going into , I know I’ll have a target on my back, especially since other players will have just seen my season. Also, I find that my reaction is to laugh at ridiculous things as opposed to becoming upset or angry. What I’ve gotten better at is emotions, vulnerability, and feelings and stuff. I just played this game, so the excitement of being back is more tempered by a focus to not get too carried away. My ability to control a volatile group of people and be the determining factor as to who went home on the first two boots. I'm a worker around camp and was—and will—be a contributor; do what you can to make camp as hospitable as it can be, given the savagery of the environment and the fierce competition.
And, yes, I am so happy to have saved Mark, the chicken.
Deciding on my own destiny resulted in making the Final 3.
Since I just played, I don’t think I’ve changed at all. They know it’s time to shake me awake when I start screaming, “Dave found another Idol! I let myself take the easy way out, which is hardly ever the best decision. More importantly, I will play a more aggressive Idol-tracking game, and a more determined and fierce challenge game. I hope I have not become jaded or less trustful now.
that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? I can build shelter, make fire with sticks, get food, and I’m a physical beast. And, at all costs, ALWAYS in ALL ways keep a person around who’s a bigger target than myself. , Finished 9th & Jury Member How have you changed since the last time you played? I’ve taken to sleeping on my neighbor's floor so there’s someone to wake me during my night terrors. I remember something about forcing rocks to save myself. I am in better physical shape than I have ever been. If I hadn’t climbed down, I could have held onto the pole for a lot longer. It's a delicate balance of being true to oneself and developing trust and friendships, while at the same time knowing who I think I can beat at the end.
I was putting too much thought into winning challenges as opposed to letting the tribe see the obvious plan Kim had. I’ll try to keep the bullseye off my back by not showing ALL my cards, like the last time I played. I’m physically stronger, more aware, and better at reading people. What skills do you bring to that will make you a useful member of the group and what skills have you been learning since you last played? I’m physically strong, loyal, easy to talk to, and people trust me. I knew it would be hard to win, so I let myself climb down.