Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Amazing Race 19 Blog Party - 10/16/2011


The show is actually starting on time here in the NYC area. I might just faint! Once it starts here, I'll update this post with the major happenings. But the real fun is in the comments; please pipe in with your thoughts! See you there!

The teams are off to Phuket, Thailand.

Detour - Helping rebuild Phuket by working with coral or set up the beach. Such a gorgeous and stunning country!

Roadblock is "Who wants to be king of the hill?" Racers have to climb a really tough rock wall. Andy and Tommy have gained a huge lead. I knew they, as snowboard champs, are of the fearless variety and would be great at almost any physical challenges.

Wow! Bill did great on the rock climbing! Meanwhile, Zac the world sailor, is having trouble navigating to the pit stop.

1. Tommy and Andy - won $5,000 each
2. Justin and Jennifer
3. Jeremy and Sandy
4. Laurence and Zac
5. Ernie and Cindy
6. Amani and Marcus
7. Bill and Cathi
8. Liz and Marie - non-Philimination leg. They're saved but will have a speed bump next week!

51 comments:

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks

Joe in NY said...

Jackie, glad to hear your doing better.

Jackie said...

Hey Joe. What team do you want Philiminated tonight?

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and Joe, I get to watch in real time tonight. Yay!

Jackie said...

Greetings Monty!

monty924 said...

I couldn't handle all of the flying on the Race. I fly, but I don't like it very much.

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone!

SueGee said...

Hi Monty Joe & Jackie

Joe in NY said...

Hi Jackie,

Increasingly I cheer against all "pretty" young teams! LOL

monty924 said...

Oh no!

Jackie said...

When I had my SNAFUs going on vacation flights, I tried to pretend I was on TAR!

monty924 said...

Why didn't they book the connecting flight in the first place?

SueGee said...

I can't stay 'cause dinner is cooking but I will be checking in and out

Sue on the Left Coast

Jackie said...

Hey, Sue!

monty924 said...

I missed the time difference for the flights, argh

Jackie said...

Well, the old leaders (Andy, Tommy, Laurence, Zac) are behind four teams. Not good for them! But I adore Bill and Cathi's taxi driver and how they "work" with cheering him on! They're my sentimental favorites due to age, of course!

monty924 said...

Hey Sue Gee. You did have your share of SNAFUs on your trip to NC. I couldn't have handled it without medication, lol.

monty924 said...

oops...the comment about flights was intended for Jackie, not Sue :)

monty924 said...

First and second to last. That stinks!

Laurie said...

Hi everyone! I'm about to go fix dinner but I wanted to stop by and say howdy to all of you.

monty924 said...

Ah, an equalizer. That helps the other teams in last.

monty924 said...

Hey Laurie!

monty924 said...

I'd do the coral

Becky said...

Hey, everyone!!! It is wonderful to be back to my own computer and TV set. It was a wonderful stress free week -- even though DH and I were running a senior dog assisted living facility. We kept seven dogs (including our two) while our DD's family went on vacation.

The show just began here.

Jackie said...

Becky - Sounds like you had a RUFF week! (I crack myself up!)

Monty - My recent trips could have used my meds, but I had left them at home. Thankfully, all of the Delta people I dealt(a) with were capable and pleasant.

SueGee said...

I could tell some flight horror stories. Used to travel a bit for old job. Would not want to travel now with TSA etc. Nothing like getting into a city 8 hrs late and not knowing a sole.

SueGee

monty924 said...

Hi Becky. I'm so glad the guys made up that time. I like Andy and Tommy but they aren't my team.

monty924 said...

I've never had any major problems with Delta. I don't like American at all!

Becky said...

Love it, Jackie! Thank goodness they were all well behaved. It was a challenge keeping diets and medication straight and on time. The youngest dog was 5 1/2 and the oldest 12 1/2.

I really missed being able to watch and post at the same time.

The grandparents are so positive in the way they speak to cab drivers, etc. No wonder that all seem to want to please them.

Becky said...

I fly SW when I can. Never had a bad experience.

Look like Tommy and Andy have regained the lead.

Joe in NY said...

I'm with Monty. Never have any trouble with Delta. No perks, but no problems.

Joe in NY said...

I hate any challenge that is subjectively judged like the beach setup.

monty924 said...

Sweet. I rather have the money than a trip after racing around the world.

Jackie said...

This was my first Delta flight since the days people smoked on planes! I like Southwest okay, but Delta ran the same price and the seats and legroom were much better, along with a seatbelt that I (as a bit larger) could easily buckle with a foot to spare. Plus, my last SW flight attendant argued with me over what I ordered to drink. I KNOW I said "Coke Zero" - don't tell me I only said Coke. Proper customer service would be "On, I must have misheard you." She really ticked me off.

My recent Delta flight attendants, gate agents and woman on the phone when the computer glitched and dropped my first leg going home were exemplary. I will be using Delta again, for sure.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE the surfer dudes!!!

Glad you're felling better Jackie!

Am posting anonymously again because good is not letting me log in AGAIN!

Penny

Anonymous said...

oops, meant to say, Google is not letting me sign in AGAIN.

LOL

Penny

monty924 said...

I did miss the perks that used to come with flying, like something to eat and a movie to distract you. But now I just watch movies on my iPod or listen to music and I'm good to go.

I hope the two lost isn't just a distraction from my team being last. They're not moving too fast yet again.

monty924 said...

Come on Bill and Cathi!!

Anonymous said...

These two snowboarders have surprised me this entire race. Go guys!!!

Penny

Jackie said...

Monty - One of the Delta FA sneaked me extra cookies because I said I liked them. :-)

At least my blog pool team is hanging in - Marcus and Amani. I actually do like them.

But I think the snowboarders are going to have a huge edge the whole race. They're fearless and athletic. And, they seem to be fairly bright as well.

Anonymous said...

Monty, I like Bill and Cathi, too. I'd like to see them mov

Pennye up.

monty924 said...

Bill and Cathi made it so I'm good this week. I do wish they'd pick up the pace a little but they're pleasant to watch. They don't fight constantly. :)

Anonymous said...

Man, I can't type worth beans tonight!

Penny

Jackie said...

Bill climbed that rock wall like a kid! I would love it if they won. But they do need to get up further in the pack.

Anonymous said...

The twins get flustered too easily; and Ernie and Cindi are SO clueless sometimes. These two teams need a major overhaul.

Penny

monty924 said...

It was nice getting to watch and chat in real time tonight.

Everyone have a good week and I'll see you all on Wednesday.

Becky said...

My team is in trouble. Cyndi and Ernie finally found the correct place. Looks like they have smoked it.

I like Bill and Cathi a lot. Also the father and son.

I really hate couples who bicker a lot. Why or why does anyone think that a game like this would "make them closer"? It would be a good way to end a relationship early.

Anonymous said...

Ernie - well - duh?

Penny

Anonymous said...

Becki, they're still going better than the twins.

I was not for the snowborders until the one where they had to give all their money to the orphanage. They are very observant.

I really like how spry Bill and Cathi seem to be.

Penny

Anonymous said...

I'm beginning to realize, I am behind on the show. We had a game and it delayed our showing. So, now I feel foolish. Oh well.

Penny

Jackie said...

Penny - I know that feeling as WE are usually delayed here!