Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Amazing Race: Blog Party - February 24, 2013


Tonight, tonight ... the Oscars are tonight! But so is The Amazing Race! I anticipate our party might be a bit quiet due to the Oscars, but we're here anyway. Not only that, but the show will be starting on time tonight. So there, Hollywood!

As the show airs, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. But (unless everyone is watching the awards), the real fun is in the comments area. Come join us!

The teams all have to take a water taxi which doesn't leave until morning ... so the four hour penalty teams will start off a bit more even than expected, I believe. Dave and Conner expect the second Express Pass to be given to them, but it might not come about that easily.

Detour -- Pick a Pearl, diving for pearls or Take a Trunk, diving for trunks and set up an underwater dining experience.

Gah, Dave and Conner were in first, but had to go back for their snorkeling gear. The twins can't swim well and are talking about taking the penalty. @@ The lagging two teams haven't arrived yet.

The last two teams will only be an hour and a half behind with the water taxi schedule. The twins decided to try. Too late, they've already disappointed me! Dave and Conner made excellent time and are in second at this time, only team ahead is the YouTube couple.

The Roadblock has them kicking a coconut across the beach on stilts. Who's a well-balanced individual?

1. Bates and Anthony - won a trip to London
2. Dave and Conner - Dave may have ruptured his Achilles tendon
3. Jessica and John
4. Joey and Meghan
5. Chuck and Wynona

The twins are still struggling with the Detour. Now the two last teams are heading to the Roadblock. Pamela and Winnie are lost on their jet ski heading to the Roadblock.

6. Mona and Beth
7. Caroline and Jennifer

The twins switched Detour tasks but they're woefully in last so far.

8. Max and Katie

Pamela and Winnie are struggling with the Roadblock while the twins are heading their way. They're through it!

9. Pamela and Winnie
10. Idries and Jamil -- Philiminated

83 comments:

SueGee said...

~~~Splash~~~

Hi Jackie & Vincent!

Sue on the Left Coast

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie and all who arrive.

Becky said...

Hey, Sue G.

SueGee said...

Hi Becky!

Jackie said...

Hey there!

meb said...

SPLASH! I'm here... I never seem to be able to keep up with watching and posting, but I'll try.

Hey Jackie and Becky! And everybody!

SueGee said...

I will have the Oscars on here so I will let everyone know what's happening.

SueGee

meb said...

SueGee.. didn't see you and you were first! Bora Bora is so gorgeous!

Sharon S said...

Hi! I missed the party last week, and I found out last night that my pool pick fell in too many times. Oh well...now I get to decide who to root for! (I'm pretty sure it's not the newlyweds!)

SueGee said...

TAR is set up to DVR when it finally comes on here. I know the Oscars will still be going.

SueGee

SueGee said...

Hi Meb & Sharon

SueGee

Becky said...

Good, SueG! That way we won't have to go back and forth. I want get over and look at pictures during commercial.... if I can.

Becky said...

Hey, Meb and Sharon. Meb, I have a hard time too trying to do both. That is why I am always asking "what happened, I missed it?"

Sharon S said...

It is sooooo beautiful there!

meb said...

Oh dear... the doc's won't do well in this water comp or the treasure trunk... poor guys.

Anonymous said...

~~~SPLASH~~~

Hi Jackie, Becky, SueGee, Meb, and Sharon!!!

Penny

I forgot my google password...again.

SueGee said...

We have 20 minutes until it starts. I have a pot roast with potatoes & carrots to share if anyone is hungry

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

I have to root for the hockey players. I love hockey.

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Thank God I finally remembered my password. You don't know how many times I've had to change it because I forgot. LOL

Nickelpeed said...

Oh gosh, SueGee, the pot roast sounds FANTASTIC! I can smell it!
LOL

Nickelpeed said...

How can you go on a show like this, or Survivor and be afraid of the water?

Becky said...

I hate that my pool picks are the ones who came in first last week. Now they are trying to renage on their agreement to give it to the second team to arrive from their alliance. It upsets me more because the father/son team were second.

The doctor is not going to like this challenge.

meb said...

How dumb is it to go onto a show that you know there's going to be water involved. Are they nuts!

Sharon S said...

yikes....Doctors aren't even trying?!

Becky said...

Told you so! The one wouldn't even try. They always have water challanges. So why did they bother to apply?

SueGee said...

Penny I slow cooked the roast with french onion soup. Smells heavenly

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

I don't like the idea that the couple who got the express passes will probably screw the father and son over. How horrible.

meb said...

Penny, great minds!

Jackie said...

It's like the teams who don't bother to learn how to drive a stick shift ...

Joe in NY said...

hi folks

Nickelpeed said...

SueGee, THAT sounds soooooo good!

meb said...

I don't think the ones with the express pass have said they won't give it to the second team... They just haven't yet.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Joe!!

SueGee said...

Hi Joe!

Nickelpeed said...

THAT would be SO cool. I like that one. Cool.

SueGee said...

5 minutes to oscar

Sharon S said...

Yay...the drs. are trying!

Nickelpeed said...

I'll tape the Oscars. I did the red carpet because I like to see what they are wearing...mostly because I am sooooo jealous! LOL

Nickelpeed said...

They are just doing everything wrong!

meb said...

For doctors, they sure are not too smart. don't think I'd want them as my doctor. They're taking one clam at a time, not the whole string.

Becky said...

I won't be disappointed if the doctors are last. They probably need the money less that the others.

SueGee said...

Lets see how funny Seth McFarland can be

SueGee

Becky said...

My apologies to whoever has the doctors for feeling this way.

I will swap my two for yours if I offended you.

Nickelpeed said...

I know Meb...everything wrong. That's so stupid. Just grab the entire group. Geesh.

Nickelpeed said...

I had a boss in the Air Force who had a degree in Chemistry and Physics. He was so smart he was an idiot. No common sense. Drove me nuts. Called me Peggy for 3 full years, even when I corrected him.

SueGee said...

I won't root for anyone who gives up Hundreds tried out and didn't make it act like you want to be there

Sue

Nickelpeed said...

I just noticed his 2 front teeth missing...definitely hockey players. LOL

Becky said...

Selfish, selfish, selfish!

Nickelpeed said...

That's not good for the father. Hope he's okay.

Becky said...

Under the water is beautiful!

Nickelpeed said...

Come on girls, turn yourselves around. You can do this.

I really like the second challenge better. It looks like so much fun.

Becky said...

At least the doctors are taking it well.

Becky said...

Another thing to learn before going on a show -- learn to read a map!

SueGee said...

Oscars starting out pretty lame, First song - "We saw your boobs"

SueGee

Joe in NY said...

Sorry, totally ignoring you folks and the show. Final grades are due tomorrow. :(

Becky said...

If someone is even considering to go on a Reality Show, prepare! It seems that every season at least one team is underprepared.

meb said...

I can't believe how they just aren't paying attention. The two girls just take off on the jet ski. They don't bother looking at the map to see where they should be going. That just isn't even fun to watch.

Nickelpeed said...

Turned to Oscars. Just watched the skit with Seth, Sally and William Shatner. How funny

Becky said...

Joe, we have missed you.

Nickelpeed said...

That's okay, Joe. Getting the grades out are more important. Just glad you joined us.

Sharon S said...

Joe... I sympathize. This is the first weekend in many that I haven't been overwhelmed with grading and planning. Probably be behind again by next weekend.

Becky said...

Meb, wonder what the girls thought the map was included for if not part of the plan.

meb said...

LOLOLOLOL Penny! I just read that about your boss the genius/idiot. that is too funny. I had one of those once. He made me so angry one day, I walked out and went to a friend's job and complained about him to her..she had worked for him previously. She called him and he told her to tell me to come back to work, so I did. I would never have hired me back. Giggle!

SueGee said...

Best Supporting Actor goes to: Christoph Waltz for Django

Nickelpeed said...

Wow, totally unexpected Best Supporting Actor win.

Nickelpeed said...

Where are the doctors?

Nickelpeed said...

Never mind....

Nickelpeed said...

Meb, that's funny. This boss was in the 70's. I walked in and the first thing he said was, "Oh damn, it's a woman!"

SueGee said...

I have only seen Lincoln so rooting for it and cast

SueGee

Nickelpeed said...

If they hadn't made so many mistakes, they could have done better.

Becky said...

At least they didn't just up like the other teams last week.

meb said...

Sorry, but I'm glad they're gone. I was having a hard time watching the docs.

Sharon S said...

Still don't have a favorite team...maybe the older married couple, but not sure how far they'll make it.

Nickelpeed said...

My SIL saw Django and he liked it. However, it's a Tarrantino film and very raw. I would love to see Leonardo DiCaprio win something once. Hes actually a very good actor.

Daniel Day Lewis will win for best actor.

meb said...

OK... thanks Jackie. Off to the Oscars that I have taped so haven't missed anything. She you on Survivor!

Nickelpeed said...

Jackie, thank you so much for hosting us. Really appreciate it. See everyone Wednesday.

Becky said...

Okay, gang... I am going to have to go. Hubby wanted the TV and I told him not until my show was over.

Jackie, thank you for having us. I WILL get to the last three weeks of pictures next week.... I hope.

Take care. See you guys Thursday.

Jackie said...

My blog pick team just made it.

Becky said...

Wednesday, see you Wed.

SueGee said...

See everyone Wed!!

Night

Sharon S said...

Thanks Jackie... see you all Wed.

Jackie said...

Thanks everyone for coming by!

monty924 said...

Rats... my DVR didn't tape it and my boys have been Philiminated. :((

Thanks for the recap Jackie. I'll have to watch it online this week.