The Luxury Items:
I'm curious about the contestants' luxury items. For the Survivor-watching die-hards (and softs), what are the rules determining what contestants can bring?
- Alex -- Finisher Medal: 2001 Wildflower Triathlon
- Butch -- School Banner
- Christy -- Sage
- Daniel -- Magnetic Rings
- Dave -- Sketch Book & Pencil
- Deena -- Water Balloons
- Heidi -- Jumprope
- Janet -- Daughter's Teddy Bear
- Jeanne -- Massage Oil
- Jenna -- Zeta Crown
- Joanna -- Picture of Her Mom
- Matthew -- High School Wrestling Jacket
- Rob -- Magic 8 Ball
- Roger -- Dog Tags
- Ryan -- Baseball Bat & Ball
- Shawna -- Soccer Ball
Some chose their item based on sentimental value or comfort, and perhaps some chose items to complement their image (or projected image). This list is really a departure from the question: If you were stranded on a desert island (and you knew you were about to be stranded) what one item would you bring? This question is practically on par with a zen koan. But we already know the group will have fishing poles and boats and such, so I can't imagine they would have been tempted to bring a pocket knife, pitch for boat leaks, maybe some woolite...?
Although I can relate to the need to bring reminders of family, my favorite object is Dave's sketchbook and pencil. I can't imagine being without pen and paper! I think I would have to write my secret thoughts in code to at least ensure that Jaburu couldn't read it.
What are your opinions of the objects? And, if you were on the show, what luxury item would you bring?