I survived the People photo shoot (yes, there were lobsters...and the mother-and-daughter-romping-in-the-bathtub shot, with heaps of strategically-placed suds).

I survived the interviews, the eyelash curlers, and a perfect stranger fumbling with my bra straps. It's been a long few days. A long, occasionally upsetting, frequently funny, extremely educational and very hot few days.

In other news, I just called my Mom over to the computer. "Hey, look at this girl Brianna on Survivor:Guatemala!"

"What's the deal?"

"Read her favorite authors!"

"Oh," said my mother, zipping right past my name. "David Sedaris! He's great!"