Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Amazing Race 20 Blog Party - 02/26/12


The show is starting on time for a change. Woohoo! Alas, I'm expecting a quiet evening here due to the Oscar competition. I didn't see any of the films up for awards and have no plans to watch said gala event. I do plan to switch to the new Celebrity Apprentice premiere after TAR, though. Since getting to "know" George Takei (Mr. Sulu from Star Trek: The Original Series) via Facebook, I simply must catch him in action. He's very intelligent, has a fantastic insight into a tremendous array of things and sense of humor!

But, of course, this party is all about The Amazing Race! I'll be updating this post only with the really major events. I'm still in the process of figuring out the teams, so it's best that you all join me in the comments area where we don't really have to have the teams memorized! Teams ready?

1. Rachel and Dave AGAIN! Won a trip to Grenada
2. Border Patrol dudes
3. Popper and Mark (Kentucky)
4. Brendon and Rachel (sigh, want them GONE)
5. Kerry and Stacy (country gals)
6. Nary and Jamie (fed agents)
7. Vanessa and Ralph (my blog pool team)
8. Joey Fitness and Danny
9. Elliot and Andrew

The clowns, Dave and Cherie, were Philiminated. They didn't perform well, but I found them pleasant as a couple and possessing humor. I'd rather another team go.

77 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

Hi all, finally made this one!!!

Penny

Jackie said...

Good to "see" you. I think the Oscars are going to make for it to be a quiet night here. But I'm watching TAR!

Petals said...

Hey Penny!
Hey Jackie!
Hey E'one!
I am watching the carpet. I have a pal there, he dates Virginia Madsen and is texting me cell pics from the red carpet, whoo!

Show starts in 20 or so min.

Becky said...

Hey, Penny, Jackie and Petals. Jackie, could you turn off the word verification, please?

Nickelpeed said...

Petals, that is VERY cool!!! I like Virginia Madsen. I bet it's just gorgeous being there. When I was a little girl, it was one of my dreams to be in Hollywood. I did visit, but never stayed. LOL

I'm DVRing it and watching TAR

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky! I do not like the word verification either.

Nickelpeed said...

I also meant to add, Becky -

prayers to Maggie. I know Beagles, she'll hate not being able to eat!!
(((Maggie)))

Jackie said...

It's off. I wasn't sure anyone would be showing up tonight!

Nickelpeed said...

THAT is cool. Boiling water with solar. Kind of looks like an alien contraption.

Becky said...

Jackie, I have only seen The Help. It was one of the best movies I ever saw. Since I was about the age of these characters AND from the South, I could understand what and why. Still laugh about the "Terrible Offer" in the movie. When I walked out I told my friends that Olympia (??) should get an Oscar for her role.

Becky said...

Thanks, Jackie.

SueGee said...

Howdy everyone!! Will be actually gettin the Oscars live so will let you know as it happens...

SueGee

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks.

Becky said...

Did that little dog have a yellow tuff on top of it's head?

Yeah, Penny, Maggie will be miserable tomorrow. So will Pebbles since we will not feed her until Maggie is at the vet.

Becky said...

Hey SueGee and Joe.

Jackie said...

Okay, Rachel is officially on my nerves now. Since she's not on her own and in her silly co-dependent mode with Brendon ... "I'm sorry I can't do this well. I'm sorry I'm just a girl."

ACK!

meb said...

Hey everyone.

SueGee said...

Waiting to see what Billy Crystal is going to do...

I've only seen "The Help" too (read the book 1st)

SueGee

Petals said...

"bad", Joe??? LOL

Hey Becky, Yes, The Help was great and Octavia will win. That will be the 2nd award of the evening...so...25 min until she wins.

Penny, yes. Virgina "cougared" our friend Nick. He is 30, she is 48. hehe

GO BRAD!

Nickelpeed said...

Thanks, Sue.

I haven't seen any of them, but have heard the Help is great. Rumors have it that The Artist will probably win. I just do not get how you can judge a silent movie for an Oscar. Maybe special effects, but best movie?

~~Silk said...

Lurking.... I can't watch, read, and type at the same time, so I'm here only during commercials.

Becky said...

OT Some news.... our niece Carolyn was interviews by 20-20 about Canine Freestyle that she and her dog Rookie did for years. It is supposed to be on ABC on the 2nd.

Canine Freestyle is obedience moves set to music. If you go to You Tube and search for Carolyn and Rookie you can see them in action. Rookie looks like he smiling the entire time.

Nickelpeed said...

I just do not like Rachel. Never have. Her voice grates on the nerves so much.

Becky said...

I read the book first too. I loved it.

~~Silk said...

If they're not careful they're going to cook their hands!

meb said...

I really cannot stand that they keep whining. All of them. Rachel actually gave a compliment to that other team.

My team, the clowns ... I guess I should stop calling them that even though they are.

Becky said...

I love the Border Patrol guys.

Becky said...

I like the pilot and his wife too.

meb said...

I thought they'd be on the same bus, but I guess not.. my team are on the second bus. Better than third I guess.

meb said...

Oh great! the bus window blew out... Man!

SueGee said...

Oscars starting!!

SueGee said...

Morgan Freeman doing intro Here comes Billy

Nickelpeed said...

I like the pilot and his wife, too. But, I'm military, so, unless he proves to be a real jerk, I'll root for them.

When my husband and I were stationed in Florida, they had a clown school, there. I think it's still there. I think it's cool that the couple are husband and wife clowns. I wonder how much they laugh? ;-)

So far, I do not hate a team. I'm not too thrilled about Branden and Rachel, but I don't hate any of them.

Petals said...

Jackie - finally it is official (about rachel, LOL)

Becky said...

Rachel's light doesn't go all the way to the attic.

SueGee said...

Billy's intro had him in all the nominated movies!!

Becky said...

She is such a drama queen.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh, Rachel. Please, no whining. It does work better if you work together.

Penny

Joe in NY said...

there's the Rachel I remember. :)

Nickelpeed said...

I love Billy when he MC's shows. He's great.

Penny

meb said...

I don't drink often, but if she's going to cry all the time, I'll have to start!

Petals said...

Sue - yes! Billy is amazing. I am so excited!!!!!!

Joe in NY said...

zeugma, Petals?

SueGee said...

Rachael a drama queen ROFL She brings the definition to new heights and gives us drink ops!!

SueGee

Jackie said...

Whenever Brendon and Rachel are together on a show, they're incredibly annoying! He's condescending and she goes all freaky. I hope they're out soon although probably not this leg.

Nickelpeed said...

I hate it when Rachel keeps on telling Brandon she's not as smart as him. If she would just act smart, she just might do better. UGH!

Penny

~~Silk said...

R plays B like a fiddle. She knows his ego needs constant stroking, so she provides it.

SueGee said...

First two Oscars to Hugo for Art and Cinematography.

Nickelpeed said...

Yay, Rachel and Dave!!!

Grenada? Ooooookaaaaayyy.

Joe in NY said...

Honestly, as much as some people are annoyed by them and everyone hates them as a couple, I think they actually work as a couple.

Nickelpeed said...

I really want to see Hugo, Sue. Thank you for the info!!!

The bus is THAT late????

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Go, girls, go!!!!

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

That's funny - between two patties! LOL

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Oh, Petals! I just noticed your picture! How adorable! How'd you get that baby to put the hat on????

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Aren't you all glad I'm not by you in person...yak, yak, yak. I'm having whine and since my husband isn't here to chatter to, you all get it. LOL

I don't want Dave and Cherie last....:-(

Penny

meb said...

Well, if it's not an elimination round I guess my clowns are finished!

Joe in NY said...

kind of sucks that they are going to get eliminated for a mechanical failure that was completely beyond their control.

Becky said...

Meb, I hope this is a non-elim. leg and the clowns are safe.

meb said...

The TV show must go on... they said it wrong!

Becky said...

Darn! Wasn't the second leg last time a non-elim?

Becky said...

The clowns have a good attitude. They ARE NOT losers.

meb said...

Great attitude... broke... but great attitude!

Nickelpeed said...

Bummer.

I thought it was bus 2 that had the window broken and not the 3rd bus?

Penny

Becky said...

Off to watch the Oscars. Have any awards been given to actors yet?

SueGee said...

Costume Design - The Artist

Makeup - The Iron Lady

Nickelpeed said...

I'm sad for them. See you all Wednesday. This time I get to watch Survivor on time. It's not delayed and I don't have to work.

Penny

SueGee said...

No actor awards yet

See you all Wednesday

Nickelpeed said...

Good choices for costume design and make up.

I was wrong, it was their bus that broke down. That's so unfair.

~~Silk said...

Penny - The buses left 1, 2, 3, but the second bus broke down, so they arrived 1, 3, 2.

Nickelpeed said...

I went back and looked, Silk. Thank you. I was confused. Probably because I'm drinking wine and I don't do it often. Fuzzy math....

Penny

Petals said...

Penny, I can't take credit for that cute pic. My gf sent it to me, and I thought it was too cute.

Anonymous said...

Just glad Brenchel are on my TV again. It makes me think of summer and once Mad Men comes back on, I will be in heaven. I know there are few people who love Brenchel like I do, but half of that team is a proven winner. That girl will fight when her back is against a wall like nobody else. I like to see that on my TV.

Petals said...

Anon - I agree re Mad Men. Don Draper is the shizzle

Anonymous said...

Last summer just didn't feel like summer without him. Drove me nuts.

TeamBrenchel said...

Give me Brenchel any day/every day. This based on the fact that I like to think that the alternative would be Porsche and her bff Dani D.

Margo said...

**POOL UPDATE**

We barely knew ye! So long happy clowns :(.

Art & J.J.- Auntie Leigh, Caela, Sydney
Brendon & Rachel - Donna in FL, Jennasmom, Lynn 1
Dave & Rachel - Pam in NJ, Rbennie
Elliot & Andrew - Becky, DKNYNC, Donna in AL
Joey "Fitness" & Danny - Brent McKee, Karen in CA, Indiana Jane
Kerri & Stacey - Ed in OH, Margo
Mark & Bopper - Delee, Nana in NW, Petals
Nary & Jamie - Merrilee, PDXGranny
Vanessa & Ralph - Jackie, ML, Monty924

Adios
Misa & Maiya - Laurie, Terry in PA, Zoetawny
Dave & Cherie - JOEY, MEB, SueGee

Amy said...

Rachel is an event hostess now? Why? Where did her winnings go?