Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Amazing Race - 11/01 Blog Party Post



Yikes, the show is actually starting on time here tonight. I might just faint.

As it airs here on the East Coast, I'll update any major happenings in this entry. However, the real fun (and most of the information) will be in the comments. Everyone is welcome to join in. My actual show review will be posted over on TV Squad sometime late tonight.

Pit Stop
1. Sam ans Dan -- won a sand buggy
2. Megan and Cheyne
3. Flight Time and Big Easy
4. Gary and Matt
5. Brian and Ericka - incurred a 30 minute penalty for not riding bikes to detour, made it okay.
6. Phil goes to poker gals who are ready to give up on the detour.

And then it ends? Hmm ... they seem to still be in it, Phil didn't tell them they were gone.

79 comments:

joy n said...

I'm in shock too. On time! Yes!

Laurie said...

Whoah! Maybe it has something to do with the time change.

Hi Jackie and joyn!

monty924 said...

I've waited all week to watch the Globetrotters Dance.

Hey Jackie and Joyn!

monty924 said...

And Laurie! :)

monty924 said...

Erica's off to a bad edit tonight. That would get on my nerves having my partner harp on me.

Becky said...

Hey, everyone! The couple working together are smart. They better have good legs to having to climb all those stairs.

Laurie said...

Hey, Monty and Becky. I've been loving those Globetrotter ads with the dancing. Makes me laugh every time!

monty924 said...

Good, Gary and Matt finished counting the bells first.

Becky said...

Hey, Laurie, is there any cake left over from last week?

Lucy2~ said...

Me thinks it is a non elimination round!!!

joy n said...

Erika is just too impatient. This will cost her and Brian time.

joy n said...

Hi. ladies! Those stairs and the resounding bells would have done me in.

joy n said...

Costumes are great. Love the guys wearing the girls outfits!

monty924 said...

I couldn't handle those stairs on my best day. If I didn't get it right on the first go, I may have to pull a Mika.

monty924 said...

They should have known it wasn't as simple as 'regular' golf. I would have picked dancing even with the herring.

Becky said...

That poor girl having to climb those stairs again and again.

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joy n said...

Brian seems to be the more patient one of the two.

Jackie said...

The dancing should be a hoot!

monty924 said...

I just had flashbacks of Danielle Donato on BB8.

"It's sooo frustrating"

joy n said...

I think Erika is only counting the bells at the top. She needs to count the ones on the way up.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking Meghan and Cheyne will incur a penalty...The bells were a Road Block and said "Who". Only one could do it

mammaroos said...

Hi Everyone :) I can't believe TAR started on time on the east coast... I am a west coastie lol coming in for sneak peek :)
The time change stinks I hate it getting dark so early.

joy n said...

Did Phil say they won a sand bunny? What the heck is that?

joy n said...

They forgot the bikes! Erika and Brian are having a bad day!

Becky said...

The GT dacing was hysterical. They got down, baby!

Laurie said...

Sorry Becky, no cake. I do have some virtual hot chocolate for everyone!

Bells and stairs, eh?

monty924 said...

I think it was a sand buggy. Poor Ericka. First the stairs and bells, and now they are walking in those shoes... wait til the herring. Yikes!

Jackie said...

Sand BUGGY -- a dune buggy, I assume

joy n said...

I feel bad for Maria and Tiffany. Don't know that I'd have the strength (even 20 years ago) to hit it hard enough.

monty924 said...

Ooh, hot chocolate sounds good, Laurie. Thanks!

joy n said...

OHHHH! Sand BUGGY! Guess I should have my hearing tested.

monty924 said...

Tiffany was so close a couple of times. Now they're back to golf.

Becky said...

So close for the girls, but yet so far.

monty924 said...

She redeemed herself on the herring, but will they get penalized for borrowing bikes? Lets see here they are.

30 minute penalty. They'll probably make that if the girls don't get this golf down.

joy n said...

Maria and Tiffany better stop hugging and start hurrying.

Becky said...

Brian and Ericka had a rough day.

monty924 said...

Poker girls are giving up. Can't say that I blame them. They're freezing. What if it was a NE?

joy n said...

Too late unless Lucy2 is right.

OMG! Never for one second thought they would quit!

Becky said...

The girls went down fighting. They should have picked a challange and stuck with it.

Becky said...

Night all. Back to bed for me.

Jackie said...

We didn't see Phil eliminate them, did we?

Anonymous said...

Are not Road Blocks only for one person to do? If so then Megan and Cheyne got away with a huge cheat!

joy n said...

They looked exhausted. So did Erika and Brian.

monty924 said...

Megan drives me nuts with her whining and crying.

monty924 said...

Anon 8:59, Megan did that with one of the brothers not Cheyne.

joy n said...

Anon, they were all doing it together in pairs.

You're right, Jackie. Maybe that WILL mean something. Maybe this was a non-elim and we'll hear a never used rule for it.

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joy n said...

I guess you must have meant the tower.

Jackie said...

It was Megan and Sam working together in the tower. Only one member of each team can do a roadblock.

Margo said...

Hey I'm here finally - Mom and I went to IHOP for breakfast for dinner yummy.

Margo said...

Don't hate me cause I'm beautiful. :)

Margo

Jackie said...

Did you bring us any waffles?

Laurie said...

Hey Margo! Love breakfast for dinner. Did you have pancakes?

Margo said...

They have taken pigs in a blanket off the menu so I had to make my own. I got sausage links, 2 pancakes, and hashbrowns. I had Hot chocolate w/whipped cream. It was delish. Mom had a spinach & mushroom omelet and shared my sausage and hash browns.

Margo

joy n said...
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Margo said...

I've unlocked my profile so you can read my shirt.

Margo

joy n said...

AHA! Love it, Margo!

joy n said...

BTW, Nana NW, hope you're emergency with your grandbaby turned out okay.

Laurie said...

Margo, have you ever tried Godiva hot chocolate? A friend recently recommended it to me.

Your breakfast sounds delish!

ChicMc said...

Off Topic - relates to IHOP
My son and three of his friends won second place in their high school Halloween costume contest dressed as breakfast.
One was the eggs, another bacon, the third was sausage and my son was the pancakes.

Margo said...

I am a chocolate anti snob and only like the cheap stuff. My fav is carnation w/mini marshmallows.
Margo

Margo said...

***TAR POOL UPDATE***

I assume the girls are gone - apparently cause they are week girls.

We are past the halfway point 5 teams are left.

Meghan & Cheyne - DKNYNC, ChicMc, Joanie
Gary & Matt - Delee, Lisanne, Brent McKee
Ericka & Brian - jennasmom, Caroline, Zoetawny
Flight Time & Big Easy - EileenM, Sizzie,
Dan & Sam - Sydney, PDXGranny


Eric & Lisa - Lynn1, Jackie, Joe in NY
Garrett & Jessica - Rbennie, Tessa,
Marcy & Ronald - Meb, Laurie, Monty924
Zev & Justin - Nana in NW, Karen in CA,
Lance & Keri - Dusty, Donna in AL, Petals
Mika & Canaan - SueGee, ML
Maria & Tiffany - Margo, Becky, Donna in FL

Margo aka the Lifeguard

Anonymous said...

Hi

This is off topic

I heard on TV that big bother was doing a 2 day show with yankee,
philly, eagle and giant fans.
Locking them together in 1 house.
Anyone know anything about it?

Estelle

Anonymous said...

Too bad our poker gals just didn't bypass the bell ring, which was strictly for the boys...and go directly to the dance...and "bet" they would just get a time penalty for skipping a task.

Anonymous said...

Phil definitely told the poker girls they were eliminated.

Anonymous said...

That was a task the guys could do with one hand....but the poker gals just didn't have the upper body strength to get it to the top. They could have stood one in front of the other and used four hands...a big swing and hoped for the best. I think they were just cold and emotionally defeated. Too bad...they were fun to watch.

monty924 said...

Tiffany wrote on her blog that they didn't actually quit but took a 24 hour penalty for not completing the Detour. They were eliminated when Brian and Ericka checked in as it wasn't a NE.

It would have been the same, I imagine, if they did the dance without ringing the bell. The show made it look like Ericka and Brian checked in before the girls took the time penalty.

www.tiffanymichelle.com

Another goody to watch. The hay bale rolling from Season 6.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8ZS6ZPM0Nk

ORKMommy said...

Do you guys know exactly how awesome Laurie & Margo are? I do...

You can see for yourselves at my blog.

I didn't want to put the whole story here because there's just not enough room!

Laurie said...

Monty, thanks for the update and the link the the hay bale rolling. I wasn't watching the show back then and I will enjoy seeing that.

Orkmommy, that was sweet of you to write the post about Margo and me. She's the sweet one, I'm the sarcastic one. Or wait, is the the other way around? Dang, I can't remember!

joy n said...

Tiffany and Maria are now saying (RTVW) that both tasks were unfair because they required brute strength. I agree that the bell thing probably was but Megan performed the golf comp and succeeded. If they had done that first and stuck with it, they may have done better. I totally believe it was frustration and exhaustion that did them in.

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ChicMc said...

JMO
I thought that both of the choices needed some strength and Meghan had a strong player on her side to help cover the distance.
Also, Meghan complained the entire time about how "she can't do this".
So, I do agree with M and T and they weren't even my top five favs.
M and C are my pool team, I just wish that they would have more fun.
They are good at the tasks, but so boring.

meb said...

joyn...if you come back on to read this, click on the picture again. I've identified the people in the picture by our blog names.

joy n said...

That's my point, C. Megan was weak and complained but still accomplished the task. If Tiffany and Maria had only done the golf challenge, I think they could have completed it. They said they were cold and tired at their last attempt. If they had tried to do it first, and only that task, I think they would have succeeded. I just don't believe that TAR would have purposely slanted a comp in favor of the men.

Thanks, Meb, I'm going to check that out now.

joy n said...

WOW! Meb, I'm amazed at the ID's of who is who. I'd seen pix of Sydney and Laurie (on their blogs) so I'd already recognized them, but for the rest of you, I'd made guesses and was wrong. Becky and rbennie look much younger than I thought they might be. No insult intended there, they sound as wise as the rest of us. LOL!!!

For some reason, I can't get the other pix you posted, but I went by the list and looked at the original pic that you put up. You all look like a lovely group of ladies and it sounds like you all had a wonderful time.

Thank you again, Meb. Now I can "see" some of who we're all talking to.

Anonymous said...

IT WAS ON TIME BECAUSE THERE WERE NO FOOTBALL GAMES BEFORE IT - THANK HEAVEN.

meb said...

joyn..I'm going to redo the pix tonight when I get home. I did that here at work and I guess the transfer doesn't work from here. I see them when I log on, but then, I would...they're mine.

Ohhhhh...rbennie is gonna get you for that comment, cause she is young... was the baby of the group until Margo. I'm the oldest but of course I don't look it. Hee

Becky, however, is older than dirt... just not as old as I am.
(Oh my, I'm gonna suffer for that one! Wait for it!).

meb said...

And...all you Project Runway people.. where are you... I'm over there talking to myself. I'm having fun, but I'm afraid people will start to wonder about my sanity... Come on over and talk... Jackie gave us a place to chat, remember! Sidebar!