The good news is that after six contest days, I'm still surviving in Monmouth Park's Survival at the Shore contest, and I still have my life preserver. The bad news is that my picks have been mostly crummy and my board-hitters have been chalky, so even though contestants are dropping like flies (mostly from failing to make picks, I'm sure), I seem to lose position every day. I'm currently tied for 1491st, with a bankroll of $97.60. I am one of 2,369 active players; 1,857 are dearly departed.
But, it's not even June yet, so needless to say there is a lot of surviving left to do.