Tonight's cuppa: An entire pot of decaf Irish breakfast tea
Tonight's Twitterblog focuses on the 14th-cycle premiere of "The Amazing Race," Emmy voters' favorite reality show (and for once, I'm kinda down with their choice). I had heard that the format of the show was changing a little, with more gorgeous scenery and fewer scenes of strategic jockeying at airports (very good news but will make the show longer for me, as I usually fast-forward that stuff).
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The Twitterblog is edited for clarity and readability, and must be read from the BOTTOM UP. And for those of you who giggle at my initial misspelling of a Swiss location, I offer as my defense this link.
I didn't include the Philimination at the end so as not to be spoilery. I was going to put it in this post, but think I won't name names here either, because of the possible spoileriness of it all.
But was I happy at the outcome? Happy as a big orange ball floating in a big vat of orange soda, in the middle of an orchard full of orange trees.
And here we go:
· On the whole, a
satisfying and fast-paced hour. Looks like a good season! And now I'm outta
here. Night all.
· And once again,
Phil wears one of his awesome turtleneck sweaters. Man has more sweaters than
back!" "Hurry, hurry, fast, fast." Foot race! You are number 10!
And you are PHILIMINATED!
· Hillbillies still
lost, fear they are "dumba–es." Not recording teams now ,because the
Philimination is at hand.
· Yodeling getting
louder! Getting down to end now. Couple has clean butts. Good for them.
guy muscles it, outta there. Flight attendants, in last, outta there.
Hillbillies lost in woods..
· More wild cheese!
Flight attendants lost her cheese. Cheerleaders outta there; sisters outta
· Did she drop the
cheese in the "poopy"? Orange girl whines. Hillbillies make
nice." Let's rock!" They're outta there.
· Hillbilly husband
pitches in. They both slide, with hillbilly wife reinventing butt-scooting.
Chris muscles it.
· "I just want
to show people that deaf people can do it." Orange people, maybe not so
· Just for the
record, I have never had a gnome in my garden, but I saw a Travelocity gnome at
AR HQ — very cute!
· Yodel yodel yodel.
Run run run. Mom and deaf son are first!!! Way to go, mom and deaf son! Get Mexico trip. trip.
guy is a jerk, but chick is no prize. Flight attendants truck on. Hillbilly
couple pulls together.Yodel!
· Hillbillies having
a hard time. Orange chick wasted. Proof that pretty and thin does not equal
being in good shape.
· Orange chick goes
down before she even gets the cheese. Hillbilly wife should have left the bag
· What the heck is on
gay son's hat? I may have to pause at some point. "Trek it, trek it!"
"I'm going to get hurt."
· Stuntmen pull an
dad still butt-scooting. New teams arrive, ready for cheese.
· Teams look for
yodelers at the bus stop to find the pit stop. Big bells ring. Cheese is
stacked. Lawyers run.
· Gay son worried
about dad butt-scooting with cheese. I'm sorry, that's what he's doing. Swiss
ring big bells!
· Swiss: Go go go go!
Swiss do not amuse gay son. Gay dad slides on butt with cheese. Lawyers talk
· Flight attendants
realize Brad &
Victoria (at least I know the names of one team) pulled a fast one.
· It's so sad that
none of them is named Chuck. Swiss are just about hurting themselves. More
cheese on the run!
· The Swiss at the
bottom look very amused. Run with cheese, fall with cheese. "He just ate
it." Swiss eat it up.
· The cheese makes a break
for freedom! Catch the wild cheese before it kills someone!
· So who's going to
be the big cheese, and who'll get cheesed off because they lose? Yeah, I said
· Go, go, go! Carry
those big cheese…things. Hearing way too much about groin muscles. "My
cheese thing broke."
· In INTERLAKEN teams
must carry cheese. Yummm, cheeeeese. But will they cut cheese? heh heh. Yeah, I
· Trouble at the
train for flight attendants. Brad & Victoria pull a fast one. ;) Oops, it's
Interlaken. Sorry, Swiss!
· Older couple doesn't
trust lawyers. Age brings experience. More screaming while bungee-in.
· Train, lawyers
don't want to make enemies, so they decide to lie like rugs. Go, Harvard
· Helo shot, big
lake, big dam! Off she goes! Fly, flight attendant, fly!” Holy cow, I can't
believe I just did that."
· Flight attendant
still trying to get psyched after older lady rocks it. She steps up…helo
shots … COMMERCIAL!
· Gay son plunges!
Also psyched. Yeah, you jump, hillbilly husband, might knock some polite into
· Come on flight
attendant, you fly into thin air for a living! Deaf son plunges — looks
psyched. Is psyched!
· The Almighty gets
some props! Now back on the train to Interlochen. More bungee! "I'm so
happy right now!"
· Lawyer ready to go
— yes — three, two, one AAAAHHHHH! "That was, like, amazing!"
That's the point, dude!
· But a cool knit hat
will not get you a darned taxi. Lots of calling up on the Almighty before
jumping off dam.
· Am I ignoring the
taxi stuff? Yep. At the dam — bungee jumping! Sweet! Looks like stuntmen in
first, then lawyers.
· Love the
cheerleader's skull & bones knit hat! I have a fancy scarf with black
skulls on gray. Subtle & very funny.
· Teams use the pic
to find a big dam. Taxi taxi taxi. Hate taxi stuff too. But very nice looking
taxis, I must say.
· Hillbilly husband
should not rank on wife for not running fast. Not classy, dude. Tears at the
· Hillbilly couple is NOT dead last! Now at the mosquito-ridden camp. Is this Survivor?
· Running running
running, "I can't breathe!" Hope they give this priest a nice cuppa
chocolate for this.
· Wow, that Swiss guy
looks like Cody Willard from FBN. Rolling luggage, smart. Flight attendants
· Flight attendants
pull a Rob & Amber and go for some local assistance. Pretty church! Deaf
son moves fast!
· More talking about
planes, but little airport stuff. Yay! Orange couple already having trouble.
Storm clouds gather.
· Girl says she's
never been to a train station. Wow, way to live life to the fullest there. Switzerland is AWESOME!
hillbillies looking forward to leaving the U.S. Don't worry, country folk,
you'll be fine.
· Planes take off.
People getting on planes. Writer son says Dad is not Cloris Leachman but
· Getting on
airplanes. Sitting on airplanes. Talking about other people on the airplanes.
Deaf son disses Mom.
· LAX! Man, I hate
the airport stuff. I hear there's a lot less of it. Milan or Zurich? Pasta or chocolate? Tough.
· Credits! Soon to
become the ever-increasing roll call of the dearly departed.
· Wow, pretty fancy
cars! "It's on like Donkey Kong!" "It's so awesome!"
"It's fun already!" You just wait.
· You get ONE MILLION
· Phil (nice leather
jacket!) lays down the law. PHILIMINATION! Be very afraid. Run, get your clue,
get a car!
· Cute dating couple
"attached at the hip"; little-person brothers & stuntmen;
assertive pro cheerleaders in green!
· Handsome couple,
both control freaks; Ohio "bada– older
couple"; gay Dad & son writers (he did School of Rock!)
· Married Virginia
couple (never underestimate the "hillbillies!"); sister/ex-college
athletes, cute in red.
· Then we move to
Harvard lawyers (two blondes, then two brunets); mom & deaf son who can use
· The dawn of a new
adventure! Marine helos head for Los Alamitos. We start with flight attendants.