1.21.2010

If You've Got A Little Time

Stolen from the D Magazine Blog: Loyal readers of the “print product” will remember Brandon Day as the cover boy for our December 2006 issue. He and his then girlfriend, Gina Allen, after dating for only about a month, took a trip together to Palm Springs. Then they rode a tram to the top of Mount San Jacinto to get some drinks at a bar — and wound up lost, spending three nights in the wilderness without shelter. Read their story. It’s truly amazing. And when they told it in the pages of D, I figured it would only be a matter of time before it became the subject of a made-for-TV movie. (Do they still make made-for-TV movies?) Well, that hasn’t happened yet. But this Friday, the story will be told from Day’s perspective on the Discovery Channel show I Shouldn’t Be Alive. The episode is titled “Date From Hell” and will air at 8 p.m. Set your TIVOs now. (Seriously. This cable TV thing is here to stay?) I just read their story over lunch. It is amazing. Check it out if you can.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I shouldn't be alive"

That should be your new mantra, Green.

Anonymous said...

Remember the one with that lawyer with a stick in his neck, trapped in the ravine somewhere around here - that was initially amazing, until I realized it was a lawyer - you can't just poke a snake with a stick and expect to kill it.

Anonymous said...

You read the Gayest she it.

Anonymous said...

I was wonderin if they'll ever make a movie called the Chico Chupacabra staring Mzchief as the shaved Chupacabra.

Anonymous said...

It is actually going to be on Animal Planet, not Discovery Channel.

Anonymous said...

What's the over/under on the Waco murder sentence?

Anonymous said...

Not finished reading it yet, enjoyed what I have read, however I am struggling with the writing style. I hope they make it out alive - duh!

Anonymous said...

Damn good read...never know when the walls can come caving in...

Anonymous said...

does this mean you didn't go for a nooner at lunch?

Anonymous said...

TLDR (too long; didn't read)

Anonymous said...

The writing style bothered me too, 5:13 - switching back and forth from 1st person to 3rd person is confusing.

I did enjoy reading it though. Great story. Thanks for passing it along, BG.

Anonymous said...

Here's an even better story: I went up there once also and took a walk around, but am not stupid so did not get lost. But they don't pay good money for the stories of non-idiots.

Anonymous said...

That's a pretty good story. Some sex would have made it a lot better.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Animal Planet..NOT discovery. Channel 184 on DishNetwork. Just set my DVR.

chupacabra said...

OK- I guess. Want to impress me? Survive my divorce.

Anonymous said...

Some people shouldn't venture out of the city... Darwin award candidates.