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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My Casting Call

I was going to do a “Wordless Wednesday” today but I realized it’s been a while since I’ve written a true blog entry. So if it’s alright, I’m just going to ramble for a while. In shop news, I had a nice surprise this week when someone ordered five items. That hasn’t happened since the pre-Christmas days! A thing like that can certainly brighten your day. :)

Last week I was completely stressed out at my day job, but then I decided to let go of the worry and things got much better. It’s hard to keep those outside forces and pressures from getting into your bloodstream. Once inside they’re like a poison until you let go.

I’ve been watching that new reality series on Discovery Channel – The Colony (read about 'The Colony' here). Ten volunteers try to survive for ten weeks following a (simulated) global catastrophe. the-colony-group250 I’m amazed at what they’ve managed to build from what was lying around the warehouse. In my opinion the “cross section” of society they’ve chosen is heavily skewed toward engineers and scientists. I think a more realistic scenario would look something like this:

Meg – a 30-year-old 3rd grade teacher

Benjamin – an 11-year-old boy that Meg has taken under her wing

Henry – a bank president who doesn’t even do his own yardwork

Paul – a retired machinist. He can build stuff but has arthritis.

Susan – a SAHM mom who lost her kids in the catasrophe

Danielle – a 22 year-old cocktail waitress and art student

Robert – a computer programmer and a deacon at his church

Javier – an 42-year-old insurance sales rep

Jennifer – Javier’s wife. Sells real estate and has a quick temper.

David – a 24-year-old physical therapist

I have to wonder if this group would be able to build a wood gasifier to run a handmade generator that runs a daisy-chained bank of batteries that goes to a converter that outputs A/C power. Or would they just build a campfire, make their own oil lamps, defend themselves with clubs, and trade the power tools for food??

7 comments:

Joy De Vivre Design said...

I saw the previews for the Colony. I don't think I would last in any of those reality shows!

Jo said...

Now that looks interesting. I'm not a big fan of reality shows, but that actually looks like it might be worth following.

Your jewelry is SO beautiful -- omigosh...! It is exactly to my taste. :-)

Alicia Istanbul said...

Reality TV has a way of sucking me in. I don't think I'd last long on a show like The Colony either :)

Fox and Moon said...

You've made a really great point. The real problem with the colony is that no one has made any type of alcohol.

I liked this show when it was called junkyard wars.

Chrisy said...

Well I know I sure wouldn't be able to!

missKimSu said...

Bonnie, I love your conclusion with these 'real' people! I was laughing and laughing! That was good!

blackdahliadesigns said...

Don't forget the starbucks barista! Theres bound to be one of those around post-apocalypse :P