Tuesday, April 3

I Met a Survivor!

Go here to read all about Tom Westman:

Tom attended Archbishop Molloy High School, the same as mr. kenju (but much later) so he was there on Thursday night for the Hall of Fame Ceremonies. When Miss kenju#2 and I got back to the NY Athletic Club after seeing the show, we were invited upstairs to the tap room, for an after-party. I felt a little self-conscious since I was not dressed for a party, but it turned out okay, because most of the other women were not dressed up either, except for daughter #1, who looked beautiful. (no I cannot show a photo of her - she won't let me.)

Mr. kenju knew what a fan of Tom Westman's I had been when he was on Survivor. He played with integrity and intelligence, or so it seemed at the time. So at the first opportunity, he dragged Tom over to me and introduced us. Tom was very gracious and friendly, and we discussed Survivor for a bit. He said that most castmates in the previous Survivor shows do not stay in contact with each other, but his group is in touch, and some of them have even visited NY and stayed with Tom and his family. He said something to the effect of: I now have a whole group of 20 somethings as friends.

He told me that he lost 30 pounds while he was on the show. Previous to the show, he had been training for a marathon, and was in the best shape of his life when he started on Survivor. Imagine being in great shape and then losing 30 pounds. Since that time, he has put on 20 of the pounds he lost. I thought he still looked great, but he says he needs to lose it again.

After Tom won Survivor, he retired from the New York Fire Department, and now works as a financial planner (I think that is what he said). And that was my little brush with fame last week!
Tomorrow, I'll show some pics and tell you about our Friday in New York.


Claire said...

Very cool indeed!

Jamie Dawn said...

That's neat!!
I wouldn't mind losing thirty pounds. It would give me a little cushion room to gain a few of them back without worrying about it.

vicki said...

I really liked him when he was on Survivor so this was a fun post to read. Lucky you! It sounds like a great trip on all fronts. I'll be looking for more follow up photos.

vicki said...

Okay- I just caught up on all the Big Apple posts and the part I'm still looking for is about Mr. Kenju and the Hall of Fame...:-)

brendalove@gmail.com said...

Judy I am jealous of your fabulous life!!!

Beverly said...

That sounds like such a great time. I went to New York once and had the best time of my life. I'd love to go again.

rosemary said...

Did you get his autograph???? I don't watch survivor...he's kind of cute!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I never have watched Survivoe, but Tom looks quite wonderful! I will go see those pictures, Judy!

Raggedy said...

I had to do some catch up reading here. Your trip sounds fabulous.
I have never seen the show but I have read about it on blogs. You met a real star! Cool!
The Show sounded wonderful!
When you were on rt30 through Lancaster you could have thrown a rock at where I used to live in Gap.
I am glad you are enjoying your trip.
Thank you for bringing us along and sharing it with us.
Huggles and Love,

Anna said...

Hey Judy,

How cool is that you got to meet him. John has lost 15 pounds on his trip to India. I was like....GET ME SICK, GET ME SICK..... :)

It sounds like you had a lot of fun on your trip. I am enjoying reading about it.

Bob-kat said...

That is very cool even if I never saw the programme.

Merle said...

Hi Judy ~~ I am glad you had such a happy outing and enjoyed it so much.
Glad you met Tom, though I never watched Survivor myself.
Have a wonderful Easter with som e rest and lots of chocolate. Take care, Love, Merle.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

I wouldn't mind losing more than 30 pounds. But not if I have to do serious stuff, like say, diet and excerise. That's going too far.

Awareness said...

What fun!! Just the other night, my son and I were talking about Tom and that particular Survivor crew. It was his favourite.

Badabing said...

Ahh. So Mr. Kenju is a New Yawka too. I had friends that went to Molloy back in the 60's.

moon said...

Oh, I really liked him also, was so happy he won. How cool that u got to meet him.
I am loving the whole NY seriers here btw...great photos!!!