The night before the car survivor competition I have spent my time preparing for the trials and tribulations I will be facing over the next week. I will enter a car with 4 other competitors vying for the rights to proclaim themselves "Car Survivor Akron 2011" and win a 1996 Lexus ES with ~185,000 miles on it. The car is valued at $4,000 which is more money than I would make working over the entire summer, so I feel that giving up a week or two of work will be well worth it especially considering I have the full support of my boss and co-workers in this venture.
I have my laptop ready along with my Droid 2 to keep me occupied for however long I am imprisoned within the metal prison. I have been told by Akron Aeros officials that the Wi-Fi where we will be staying at is spotty at best but I will be able to access the internet with my computer through my phone. I hope I am the only one among us to have this available allowing me to keep myself busy and occupied for a longer period of time before growing frustrated out of boredom. Along with this I have basic toiletries, protein bars, baby wipes and changes of clothing.
I have spent the last few days getting my body prepped to handle the 6 hours breaks in between bathroom access and I am fully prepared to sit in the car for up to two weeks. With the possible winnings from this contest I plan on being able to use the money I saved up for a new car to pay off some student debt, get back in school and finish off my B.S. in Physics.
Overall, I feel pretty good about my chances and I know my body and limits well. I contain a high threshold for the uncomfortable and monotonous along with being easily entertained. I look forward to crowning myself Akron's #1 Car Survivor of 2011!