Sunday, December 02, 2012

The Amazing Race: December 2nd Episode Blog Party


Sigh. The show isn't scheduled until 8:30pm ET due to football. I fear it's a bit behind schedule even at that. So, while I'm getting this post up for the regular 8pm ET slot in case folks show up at that hour, it will be more than a half-hour later that the real party will start. 

Once things get underway, I'll update this entry with major happenings as they air. However, as always, the real fun is the party in the comments area. Come join us!

8:41pm ET and we're finally starting. The teams are off to Barcelona, Spain. The goat farmers actually caught up with the other teams, so all are off to an even start. But they're soon in last place once again.

Roadblock - Who wants to get smashed? It's a tennis challenge, not a drinking competition.

Detour - Spin it, repairing a windmill. Bullit - Become bulls in a bullfight.

Pit Stop --
1. Trey and Lexi - won a trip to Riveria Maya (?)
2. James and Jaymes
3. Josh and Brent beat out the twins!!! Yay!
4. Natalie and Nadiya -- rats, non-Philimination leg.

Next week is the big two-hour finale. Please don't let the "twinnies" winnie!

92 comments:

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie. Waiting, waiting, waiting. I feel sorry for those of you on the East coast.

I will be so glad when football season is over!

Jackie said...

The show is due to start at 8:41 ET here.

Becky said...

Ah, 60 minutes is just now over. I was intrigued with 60 min. tonight. Two great stories.

BTW, tell Vincent that I forgot to mention that I loved his picture this week.

Becky said...

Please let it be the twins to go home. I like the rest of the group. I did notice on the preview that they have trouble with a standard shift car. Why oh why do teams apply and not know how to drive a standard shift?

lynn1 said...

hi Jackie & Becky & everyone else

SueGee said...

~~~Splash~~~

Howdy everyone!

I had dinner all planned to be done when this was to be over and then we could watch the finale of Boardwalk Empire over on HBO and have dinner - but nooooo CBS messes with us again!!

SueGee

Becky said...

Hey, Lynn. I was beginning to think it was just going to be Jackie and me tonight.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks.

Hey Becky, how's your Mom?

Jackie, how's Jersey doing post Sandy?

Becky said...

Hey, SueG.

lynn1 said...

Mallorca is a fairly small island so I don,t see anyone getting really badly lost

Nickelpeed said...

SPLASH~~~~ Hi everyone! Thank you, Jackie!

Nickelpeed said...

Becky - I loved the story of the guy in the N. Korean prison. How he escaped is amazing. Amazing story!

Penny

SueGee said...

So true Becky...I made sure my son learned on a standard transmission and he actually thanked me years later!

SueGee

Jackie said...

Joe - My part of NJ is coming along. A lot of homes still show tarps over their roofs and missing siding. Lots of HUGE unearthed tree stumps, lots of storm debris still along the streets. But, as of last week, my city had 100% power once again. Other areas are still in rough shape.

Becky said...

Either Lexie & Treyor or the Chippies can finish first and I will be happy. I want the goat farmers finish third.

Nickelpeed said...

Trey saw it first, he should have been given the first. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Me, too, Becky.

Becky said...

Hey, Joe and Penny. Momma was much better today, Joe. Thank you for asking. They put her on a new medication and she had a horrible reaction. She was almost comatose when I arrived. I went to the Director of Nursing and explained that medication affects her very hard because she never takes it. They eliminated the morning dose and she was better today.

Joe in NY said...

Glad to hear things are coming back. We had an ice storm about 15 years ago with similar power outages in March. Not the kind of building destruction, but I remember being without power for 10 days and weeks of trees and branches piled everywhere. After a while, you get used to it. And in the short run, it's all adrenaline. But it was really depressing in that middle period.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh my....LOL...these girls are a trip....

That's the one thing I made sure I learned when I was young...a stick shift. My fist stick shift was a 3 speed on the column. An old Chevy truck. LOL

SueGee said...

I'm not sure how the goat farmers have managed to hang in this long...but I don't think they can win.

SueGee

Becky said...

SueG, I love your avatar.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, Jackie, I feel horrible for all of you. We were in S. Carolina when Hugo came through and we had no power for over a month, if not more. I remember not having cable for 3 months. I was in college and the college decided to start classes a week after the storm. They had generators. We had no power, so I had no curling iron. Man, I looked bad...LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Come on Lexi and Trey....go Jaymes and James.

lynn1 said...

Where is Petals she would love this tennis stuff

Nickelpeed said...

Come on James, concentrate!!!

Becky said...

My kids were not that bad when they were learning to drive.

Nickelpeed said...

TOO, TOO FUNNY, girls

Nickelpeed said...

Why would he attempt this???

SueGee said...

Thanks Becky. I have a ton from the old days of chat and message boards and some still work!

SueGee off to finish dinner now see you all later

Becky said...

Poor Josh. He should have passed on this. I think it may cost them third place.

Petals said...

~*~*~ splash ~*~*~*

Late...

Petals said...

Hey Ms Jackie, Becky, Lynn, Sue,Penny & BF Joe.

Tennis??? What'd I miss?

Sharon S said...

Late too--- finally (I hope!) have my computer running so it doesn't freeze up every 3.5 minutes.

Was so hoping they could leave the twins in the dust and get rid of them finally...

Jackie said...

Penny - I hated going to work while my home power was out. I needed to do laundry and, though I was heating water up for baths, I felt like a grunge. And, it was too dark by candlelight to actually see what I was doing while getting ready to go.

That said, I think the goat farmers might finally be out of it tonight.

Petals said...

Ah I see!
Imagine - they are hot now? In 40 days, the guys will be in Australia for the Open, and the on-court temps are sometimes upwards of 100 degrees.

Becky said...

Yeah!!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Finally!

Petals said...

I can't believe it is December. November was a blur, between the election & Thanksgiving.

Becky said...

Well, at least the twins have to drive again.

Nickelpeed said...

Those caves are cool!

Petals said...

Hey Sharon!


I miss you guys seeing you guys several times a week...When does BB begin again?

Joe in NY said...

Petals likes her BOYS playing tennis more than she likes tennis.

Becky said...

Good picking!

Petals said...

beautiful!
I've been in a few caves...so eerie but so beautiful

Petals said...

Becky - perfect avatar for you! :)

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Nickelpeed said...

I think bullfighting is cruel, though...:-(

Becky said...

I hope the goat farmers don't do bull fighting.

Petals said...

Joe - you know me too well. hur hur

(actually, loving my boys did ferry me toward a love of the actual game. Sort of like when men begin to enjoy womens gymnastics?)

Sharon S said...

I've missed being here recently -- holidays and being sick and trying to get my computer running better have worked against me.

Petals said...

bull fighting? No... :(

Sharon S said...

Boy those Chippendale boys look exceptionally good tonight...

Petals said...

Joe - how are your little, bitty babies doing (speaking of bulls!)?

Becky said...

Chippies are funny. I thought they would just be pretty faces.

SueGee said...

Hey Petals - long time no see!!

I'm in and out of here again but will try and check again before its done.

I have a really hard time making it on Wednesday - not getting home from work early enough lately!!

SueGee (I think BB starts around 4th of July)

Joe in NY said...

Petals, when men start taking an interest in GIRL's gymnastics they are one step away from jail.

Nickelpeed said...

Oh no....

Becky said...

Come on, Lexie. Suck it up! You are a TX gal. Act like it.

Becky said...

Sorry, I shouldn't have posted that. I could think it, but shouldn't have said it.

Joe in NY said...

Petals,

The fur kids are doing well, mostly. We still walk our 3 or sometimes 4 miles per day. Willie is starting to seem a little old.

How's Bash?

Becky said...

Thank you, Petals. Love my Beagles.

Jackie said...

Sharon - I'm liking the Chippendales more and more each week. They have a good sense of humor and, despite not coming across as too bright in the beginning legs, they aren't bad at the race at all.

Becky said...

How old is Willie, Joe. And what kind of dog is he -- other that very big.

Joe in NY said...

Willie is a Great Pyrenees. He's 7-1/2. But he tore his CCL 3-1/2 years ago. That ages him a bit more than the calendar

Petals said...

Sue - Sundays are hard for me lately - I've been going to bed at like 7pm.

Getting into a better routine, tho.

Joe - Bashie is a lunatic, same as always. hehe...He got into a clove of garlic soaking in olive oil...he ate it, the oil, and the bread next to it.
(note: doggie garlic breath is nothing compared to doggie garlic farts)

Nickelpeed said...

Lexi can't give up!

Petals said...

me too, Penny - re bullfighting. It breaks my heart. Actually, it is what turned me OFF of Rafa (Nadal). He frequents the fights, cheers, etc.
Yuck!

Petals said...

Mallorca. Close to Rafa. And Prince - he has a villa there.

Becky said...

Who said women drivers are bad? Oh, yeah, that was my husband talking about me. He says I can't even drive a grocery cart at the store safely!

Becky said...

I don't watch bull fighting either.

Nickelpeed said...

OH GOSH, please let bot of them make it!!!! Don't get lost!!!

Petals said...

Becky - a terror in the aisles?LOL

Nickelpeed said...

I really like these two. I also like Jaymes and James.

Sharon S said...

I agree about Jaymes and James Jackie. So glad they are in it, most likely to the end.

And dare I hope we are going to see the last of the twins tonight???

Nickelpeed said...

Jackie- I hope you get power soon. I know its hard. I'm thinking of you.

Nickelpeed said...

I hope these are the final 3. They won't do final 4, I hope, anyway.

These girls are rude.

Becky said...

Joe, Great Pyrenees are beautiful dogs.

And, yes, Petals, unfortunately, I am afraid he is correct.

Oh, wonderful!!! It looks like the twinies are last.

Sharon S said...

OH NO!

Becky said...

Oh, crap!

Nickelpeed said...

NOOOOOOooooooooooooo!

Nickelpeed said...

I thought next week was the finale???

lynn1 said...

OMG The
twins survived

Sharon S said...

ugh...

Hopefully Survivor will end better than this...

See you then.

Thanks for hosting Jackie!

Becky said...

It is a two hour show next week. I hope the football game ends on time and I hope the twins get the boot for good.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, crap! This means they can pull ahead next week. Crap, crap, crap!

Well, I'll see you all Wed for Survivor night!!!

Jackie said...

The finale is two hours (just checked). So it will be four teams going in, one elimination and three teams going for the finish line.

Becky said...

Thanks, Jackie. See you Wednesday.

Nickelpeed said...

Thank you Jackie!!

Nickelpeed said...

Bet the underdogs win!!! LOL

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie. Nite everyone

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by, everybody!