Langley Writes

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Survivor vs. Dancing with the Stars March 25, 2011

During our walk last evening, my husband and I covered a myriad of important subjects. It bears mentioning that we are different in every way. It works for us, it keeps things spicy and interesting. Because of our differences, our conversations are always lively (in a good way). Last evening was no exception. The topic that became the most animated was deep (ha). We spent our evening debating which is the harder TV show to compete in/win? “Survivor” or “Dancing with the Stars?”

Both reality shows are fun to watch. The term ‘physically demanding’ is probably an understatement. In every post-show interview, the contestants say that participation in “Survivor” or “Dancing with the Stars” was much harder than they imagined. Both TV shows air plenty of footage of contestants breaking down, sobbing, losing their cool, etc. Both shows must be tremendously grueling, in a different way.

If I had to choose which reality show to compete in, it would be “Dancing with the Stars.” I would be better suited to a dance all day in a studio setting. I would enjoy learning new choreography, pushing myself out of my comfort zone. As hard as the days get, I could still sleep in my own bed and eat my own food. I could stay warm and dry. I could bathe and brush my teeth. So for me, even if the bones in my feet were broken and I still had to dance, that would be better than being on “Survivor.”

Naturally, my husband would choose to be a contestant on “Survivor.” First off, he can’t dance. He thinks he can but – no. Sure, he can shake what his Mama gave him, but BALLROOM – no. Secondly, he thinks hanging out on a beach, doing challenges and playing a social game would be a good adventure. I’m sure it would – for him. In fact, he probably would be good at “Survivor.” Every time we watch it, he tells me what he would do if he found himself in X situation.

The “Survivor” vs. “Dancing with the Stars” debate further underscores how different we are. It’s fun.

What about you? Which reality TV show would you choose to be on?

Who is your favorite reality TV show host? Here are mine: The Best Male Reality TV Show Hosts.

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7 Responses to “Survivor vs. Dancing with the Stars”

  1. ABby Greenhill Says:

    Are you sure you were with your husband and not mine?

  2. Kim B Says:

    If we are talking reality show..I would love the Great Race or how about the new one Flash Mob..If we could use a scooter all the time we would win the great race..but not with my husband… it would be w girlfriend Clarinda. We could talk locals into taking us everywhere and even assisting us in the task..we are that friendly!

  3. Haha, Kim. That’s a fact. You and Clarinda WOULD win The Great Race. I would pay good money to see that!

  4. Cindy Beck Says:

    Oh my gosh, Langley, you gave me such a good laugh when you said (about your husband), “Sure, he can shake what his Mama gave him, but BALLROOM – no.”

    Thanks for an entertaining post! (Oh and thanks for your kind comments on my blog article, “A Close Shave.” Glad you enjoyed it. )

  5. Jen Daiker Says:

    If I was to be on a TV show I’d choose the dancing. Bugs and game play is something I not awesome at however dancing at least that’s based on experience. I should be honest I can’t dance either but maybe, just maybe my personality would help!!

    My husband and I have these conversations all the time! It’s why I love him!

    I’m co-host of the A-Z blogging challenge and wanted to stop in and say hello! You have a very fun blog! Should you have any questions just stop in and let us know!! I hope you stop by my blog to say hello! We are also having fun on twitter (you can find the link only blog)!

  6. Oh, Most definately Dancing. I have never been a fan of Survivor, but the premise for the show doesn’t appeal to me at all. Now Dancing – I am a HUGE fan, can see my self doing it (not well, but still) and wearing those very pretty clothes – and shedding a bunch of weight. Oh, Dancing it would be.

    Also I noticed you are participating in A to Z. So am I. It also appears that you are a new blogger – or at lease this is a new blog. I am relatively new to the process myself (July 2010). Anyway, welcome to the challenge and I plan to check in with you when it starts.

    Elaine
    Retired Knitter

  7. Kerri Says:

    Amen! It’s DWTS all the way! Since I’m too old and klutzy to be a dancing pro, I guess my only hope is stardom. So I just need to get a reality show of my own…


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