Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Amazing Race: Season Premiere Blog Party!


Yep, it's the big night -- the season premiere of The Amazing Race -- and it's delayed due to a football game here on the East Coast. Grr. I believe it's going to start about fifteen minutes late here even though I'm getting this post up on time at the right time! (Grr.) This isn't a good way to start out the season, for sure. Once again I implore CBS to revamp their lineup on Sunday evenings! Go ahead and SCHEDULE 60 Minutes at 8pm ET instead of 7pm, schedule the prime time shows accordingly and drop one from the evening. If no sports run over 7pm, use sports filler until 8pm. It's not so much that our show comes on later -- it's more of a bother to me that it's so unpredictable week to week!

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Once again, there will be a blog pool going for the show. I know Merrilee was the winner last year (and she kept reminding us, as she should). Who will win this year? We're starting the pool with the second week (next Sunday). Please sign up on the blog pool sign up post as your message might be missed elsewhere. Margo is the lady in charge and she always rocks! Please have your name in by Friday night, 10/05, by midnight ET!

As the show airs here, once it starts, I'll update this post with the major happenings. But, as always, the real party is in the comments ... come join the fun!

They're starting off in the "old Wild West" and heading off to South America. The first place winner of the first leg gets two Express Passes -- one they keep, the other to give to a team of their choice. Heading to Chile, two flights available.

The Roadblock has one partner on each team paragliding while the other follows them.

A second Roadblock has them collecting fish from fishing boats while in a rowboat and delivering them to the fish monger.

Uh-oh. The doctors team -- Nicole and Travis -- in first place takes a cab to the Pit Stop instead of walking as per the clue. 30 minute penalty.

Pit Stop --
1. Tim and Marie (locals from Morristown, NJ) won both Express Passes.
2. Doctors Nicole and Travis (after their penalty)
3. Rowan and Shane
4. Chester and Ephraim
5. Nicky and Kim
6. Ally and Ashley
7. Leo and Jamal
8. Jason and Amy
9. Tim and Danny
10. Brandon and Adam

Hpskote and his daughter Naina were the last team to arrive. Philiminated. That's okay. I don't think I could deal with watching that father much longer!

47 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

~~~~~Howdy~~~~ I love westerns

Thank you Jackie! Hi Vincent!

And, Hi to all my friends!!!

Merrilee said...

I am back to defend my championship. Thanks, Jackie




Merrilee
Blog Pool winner of The Amazing Race Season 22

Nickelpeed said...

I hope the doctors do better than the doctor twins from last one. (I think it was the last one).

Lifeguard Laurie said...

"We are more than baseball wives" cracks me up every time I see it. Looking forward to the Race!
Margo, thanks for doing the pool and Jackie, thanks for hosting the party.
I brought fresh guacamole and tortilla chips.
Who won last year? *grin*

Nickelpeed said...

I would LOVE doing this. I parasailed on the French Riviera and it was great.

David said...

Don't the winners have to share their million with the pool winners here? I thought it was mandatory that the did, ;-)

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Oh, David, you didn't get yours?
Too late now!

David said...

Got a big pot of steamed shrimp with cups of melted butter. Dig in ;-) Try not to drop too many shells in the pool.

Becky said...

Better late than never. I brought chips and an assortment of dips.

Anonymous said...

Make your way on foot to the the building and what does the first team do?? Take a taxi!


Merrilee
Blog Pool winner of The Amazing Race Season 22

Sharon S said...

Hi everyone -

Finally made it to the party! Going in clueless though -- I've been too sick with a cold to care about reading up on any of these people.

I guess I'll be happy if I like anyone.

SueGee said...

~~~SPLASH~~~~

Howdy Everyone!! I brought some pitcher of fresh strawberry Margaritas to go with Laurie's chips and guac

SueGee on the Left Coast

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Vincent and swimmers.

SueGee said...

This show can be really hard to follow until we have nicknames for most of them LOL

SueGee on the Left Coast

Jackie said...

Leo and Jamal make me laugh. I hope they last a while.

Becky said...

My computer blocked my cookies. My husband was talking with our son trying to reinstall them.

If anyone has my email address and know how to reinstall them I would appreciate it. I hate to have to remember to type in my name every time I post.

Rochelle said...

Splash. Howdy peeps!

I was asking on Facebook - anyone think the baseball wives and the hockey cheerleaders are smart to wear their skintight tanks with push up bras and full make up and hair done or are they setting women back a century?

Rochelle said...

I guess on this kind of show you use whatever you've got - but I'm asking, is what they have working for them??

Becky said...

Jackie, I like them too. Also like the doctors.... even if they didn't read the clue. Bet they don't do that again.

Jackie said...

I'm not keen on it, Rochelle. It always bugs me when people feel they need to resort to "sexy" hoping for influence to win on these shows.

SueGee said...

Rochelle - in some countries it will help them, in others they better cover up!!

Becky - you should be able to re-establish a cookie when you sign in. Have you forgotten your password?

SueGee on the Left Coast

Becky said...

Jackie, can you give SueG my email address? Sue, could you send me directions.

I can get to the site by signing in, but can't get them reinstalled.

They were blocked in the middle of Survivor.

Nickelpeed said...

David!! I want some of that shrimp! LOL Yum

David said...

I had a couple of lobster tails with the shrimp but I ate them, sorry, =]

Nickelpeed said...

I would think in a game like this, loose clothing would be much more comfortable.

Nickelpeed said...

My poor husband is trying to install our broiler element in to our stove and is not doing well. Ovens are only made for smaller men. He's tall and has huge hands and the screws are very small. :-(

Nickelpeed said...

Rats, David! LOL

Jackie said...

Er ... Becky ... I'm not on AOL where I have your email. I'd have to do it after the show. And I don't think I have's Sue's except on FB.

Becky said...

What place did the doctors come in after the 30 minute wait.

BTW, we lost our Beagle Pebbles last Monday. They just couldn't pull her through. Two dogs in less than two monthss! It sucks!

Nickelpeed said...

Becky, are you able to sign in as anonymous at all? Many times, all you need to do is try to log in to google again and when you can't, you can set up another password. That has happened to me more times than I would ever admit.

Jackie said...

The doctors just got the penalty here. I'm on delay.

David said...

So sorry Becky :-( It is terrible when you lose loved ones and two that quickly just makes my heart ache for you.

Nickelpeed said...

That's sad. I feel bad for them.

Nickelpeed said...

It just breaks my heart, Becky. I just couldn't imagine losing 2 in the short time you did. (((Becky)))

Sharon S said...

I would hope the ER docs are usually careful with details!

I know that the excitement and nerves would make me do stupid things too though.

Nickelpeed said...

Well all, will see you next Sunday.

Thank you SO much Jackie.

Becky said...

Sharon, I will check that out this posting.

Jackie, thanks forletting me know you can't do it. I just don't want to post my information for all to see.

David said...

Thanks Jackie. See all you Survivor watchers on Wed.

Anonymous said...

See you next Wed.

Jackie said...

Becky -- I'll put you two in touch after the show ends. It's too much finangling between here, AOL and Facebook to do it while they're coming into the pit stop and I'm trying to post on the entry. I'm 15 minutes behind everyone it seems!

~~Silk said...

I could do without the Afgani's zagreets. That's getting old.

Lifeguard Laurie said...

Becky, I sent you a link to how to allow cookies. It sounds to me like that's the problem.
Check your email.

Anonymous said...

didn't the Indian team, that finished last, have the wrong person perform the rowboat challenge anyway? I thought the daughter had to get in the rowboat because her father was the paraglider. (of course it didn't matter because they already had lost by that point.)

~~Silk said...

The paraglider had to get the fish.

Jackie said...

Becky - Check out the email from Laurie to see if that helps.

lynn1 said...

I missed the show entirely due to a much needed nap! At least I am rested up now.
Becky so very sorry to hear of your loss. ((HUGS))

monty924 said...

Haven't got to watch the show yet, but did find out tonight that I have a home town connection to Kim of the baseball wives. Not sure if I want to root for them or not.

Becky, very sorry to see here that you lost your precious dog. God Bless