Friday, September 26, 2014

The Amazing Race 25: Season Premiere Blog Party and Pool


Are you ready? On your mark, get set ... blog party! It's the 25th season of Philiminations and people who don't take the time to learn how to drive a manual transmission car! As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll update this entry with the major happenings. Refresh the page to get the latest! As always, the party is in the comments area (we've soundproofed the comments room so our party doesn't disturb the neighbors). Come join us there!

Before we get started, the Magnificent Margo and Mom have made the random picks for the blog pool. Yes, she rocks and that's how we roll! I'm making a bit of a "cheat sheet" with small photos of the teams, names, brief bits and the blog members whose pick they are. Without further ado:

Keith and Whitney: engaged couple, both 29, both Nashville -- #TeamNashville, she's a singer/songwriter, he's an energy advisor, they met on Survivor. They are no longer engaged. They recently married.

Pool Pick for: Jean, Jennasmom, Nana in NW, PDXGranny


Kim and Alli: friends, 30/26, Master Instructor for Soulcycle and YouTube MOGUL er, (sorry, Frankie outburst) channel and Alli is a personal trainer, Brooklyn and New York, New York. Of course, Brooklyn is part of NY, NY. Hmm. Maybe Manhattan? #TheCyclists

Pool Pick for: Brenda, meb, Nicklepeed, Rochelle, Terry in TX


Lisa and Michelle: Sisters, 28/22, both in real estate, both from Miami, FL. They already work together as a team in real estate, so that should benefit them in the race. Together, they're one of the top sales teams in Southern Florida. #MiamiRealtors

Pool Pick for: Becky, Delee, dla, Donna in AL


Maya and Amy: Lab mates/friends, 29/24, both are Ph.D. students (Food Science) at The University of Wisconsin, Madison. They're out to prove scientists can be fun! #SweetScientists

Pool Pick for: Ed in OH, Karen in CA, Lynn1, Margo



Michael and Scott: Friends/firefighters in the same ladder company, 40/39, Boston, MA/Chelsea, MA. I can only think that their jobs will help them in some of the Detours and Roadblocks -- you know they're not scared of heights! #TheFirefighters

Pool Pick for: Donna in FL, Glenn, Jackie, Marlo


Misti and Jim: Married dentists (married to each other -- she's a cosmetic dentist, he's an orthodontist), 36/37, Columbia, SC. Hmm ... we may have the Bickersons here. She says there's no filter between his brain and mouth. He says they may have problems working as a team. #The Dentists

Pool Pick for: Cheryl in NC, Laurie, ML, OrkMommy

Shelley and Nici: Mother/Daughter, 42/24, both are flight attendants, Detroit, MI. Ah, flight attendants! That may be a plus in airports! Heh. Shelley says she's proud to have raised children who don't seek out therapy. I think I'll like these two! #MomDaughter

Pool Pick for: Buzzmaam, Merrilee, Rbennie, SueGee


Adam and Bethany: Married, 24/26, she's a pro surfer and motivational speaker; he's a "professional husband." (Now, there's a gig for ya!). Both Princeville, Hawaii. She's the woman who lost her arm to a shark while surfing back when she was a teenager. #SoulSurfers

Pool Pick for: chrob61, Kathy in Brooklyn, Kelsey NY, Zoetawny 

Brooke and Robbie: Dating, 29/30, both professional wrestlers, she's from Houston, TX/he's from Woodbridge, NJ (hey, NEIGHBOR!). We might have the Bickersons Redux here. I'm not too keen on them although they just might do well. #TheWrestlers

Pool Pick for: Caela, Sharon, Sharon N, Willie J
 
Dennis and Isabelle: Dating, 30/28, she's a model; he's in financial accounting. Both come to us from Tustin, CA. More bickering possibilities? Eek. #TheDatingCouple

Pool Pick for: Auntie Leigh, Brian, David, Donna NY, sanra


Tim and Te Jay: College sweethearts, 23/24, flight attendant/server and female impersonator. South Pasadena and Pasadena, CA. They think they're fabulous. Maybe by the end of the race (or their end of the race), they'll think they're fierce. I dunno. #CollegeSweethearts

Pool Pick for: Babs, Brent McKee, Dusty, Monty924  


Ready to race around the world and PARTY! GO! 

They're starting the race from Manhattan like they did 25 years ago. They're starting out in Times Square. How did I miss going over there to see that?

The winner of the first leg also wins The Save -- if they're in trouble, they can use it at any time to save themselves.  Going to St. Thomas, only five teams on the first flight. The second flight is 40 minutes behind the first. 

Once there, they have to sign up for seaplane flights. Yikes! The sisters stole the pen from the firefighters as they were signing up for their flight. Okay, that was down and dirty. 

Take a leap of faith, must leap two stories into the sea from an outcrop of rocks to retrieve their next clue. They're off to a pirate ship where they get the next clue. And that leads them to their next clue.

Roadblock - Navigate beach with compass, shovel and use coordinates to find a treasure chest in the sand to find their next clue. 

The Dentists dude is the only one who seems to know how to read the compass. They're heading to the Pit Stop. He even helped several other teams understand the compass. 

The Pit Stop! 
1. Misti and Jim -- they win the Save 

All of the other teams are having problems with the Roadblock. Finally a few are getting it. 

2. Tim and Te Jay
3. Kim and Alli
4. Brooke and Robbie
5. Adam and Bethany
6. Amy and Maya 
7. Dennis and Isabelle
8. Shelley and Nici 

The sisters and Keith/Whitney want to take a four hour penalty and not finish. The firefighters agree to do it, too. 

Good. The firefighters stole the cab from the girls.

9/10 - Mike/Scott and Keith/Whitney (not sure of their order)

Lisa and Michelle are Philiminated. Good. Karma. The firefighters wouldn't have pushed their way into the cab had the girls not stolen their pen from them to sign up for the seaplane. 

60 comments:

lynn1 said...

Hi Jackie just us 2?

Jackie said...

I'm sure more will join us. If not, more tasty beverages for us!

Jackie said...

Hopefully people remember it's tonight!

Becky said...

Hey, Jackie, Lynn and others who arrive. Hand me a cool one, please.

lynn1 said...

We went out for an early supper I had a monster size fried Oyster Po boy. It was FINE!

lynn1 said...

Here you go Becky

Becky said...

Thanks, Lynn.

Jackie said...

Grr. If I had known about this Time Square thing -- I would have gone and taken photos!

Becky said...

Wonder who forgot to learn how to drive a stick shift?

Becky said...

Jackie, that would have been cool. Oh, I have some good news.

Becky said...

Tommy went to see the speech pathologists today (I went with him). They changed out the prosthesis and HE SPOKE!

Brenda said...

Jackie, how could they not have sent you and invitation to the start? It just dawned on me, we won't have an interrupted start because of football each week! ;-)

lynn1 said...

Oh Becky that is wonderful news

Marybeth said...

Brought along Chinese food for everyone! Glad for another season of AR!!

Jackie said...

I am so glad they switched nights and Blue Bloods is on next!

Becky said...

It is, Lynn. Hey Brenda and Mary Beth.

Brenda said...

I'm glad they changed nights. It was so aggravating to not know when it was coming on

lynn1 said...

Becky I hope this is the first of many positive things to happen for tommy and you as he recovers

Becky said...

I like AR and Survivor after a few weeks where we have had time to see who the sweeties and who the jerks are. Unlike BB where I knew my pool person was a jerk the first night!

Jackie said...

I can't believe the sisters took the pen from the firefighters. That's evil.

Becky said...

From your lips to God's ears, Lynn.

Becky said...

Who are the sisters, Jackie? I know they are in pink and sell real estate.

~~Silk said...

The dentist guy is obviously not a dermatologist. His tan looks actually painful. (But I guess it does show off his teeth.) (Which also look painful....)

Becky said...

If I leave your page I have trouble getting back to the comment section.

Becky said...

Great! My pool people. NOOOOOO!! Wasn't having Frankie enough for one year?

lynn1 said...

Those girls are definitely mean girls

SueGee said...


Howdy everyone!! Running very late but I brought some fish tacos and fresh made guacamole to top them off!

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Jackie said...

Becky - I put a cheat sheet with the photos and names in the post. I'm not good with names yet.

Becky said...

I am glad they found their chest first, since they shared information.

Becky said...

I laugh every time the make the dentists teeth sparkle.

Jackie said...

That was nice of Jim. Aha! I know a team's names -- Jim and Misti!

Jackie said...

On a separate note, I'm glad my Survivor blog pool pick was the first one out this season -- Nadiya from the twinnies. EW!

Becky said...

Don't know who has the wrestlers, but weren't they the ones who were going to slam the blonds and firemen?

Becky said...

Jim and Misti, Sparkle and Shine.

Jackie said...

Yes, that was the wrestlers. I don't think I'm thrilled that his town is right near mine -- about five miles away.

Becky said...

Yeah, Jackie, I will admit that I was glad to see her torch snuffed. I hope her sister is next.

David said...

Hi all. =) Late as usual.

At least had an excuse this time. Just got off phone with cell phone company. What a pain in the rear dealing with them.

Ymmmm. I have been wanting some chinese since the only one near me closed.

lynn1 said...

Jackie, I think the people listed for Amy And Maya on your show blog page maybe wrong. The same names are listed for Kim And Alli

Becky said...

Sun sets in the east? ROFLMAO!

David said...

Jackie, I saw on the CBS website the start of the race/preview and wondered if you went. =(( Too bad they didn't tell you about it.

Becky said...

Come on Fire Fighters!

David said...

Wooot, I am not out first this season. LOL

Babs said...

I am in NY 10 minutes from JFK I would have loved to go to the start of the race in NYC

Babs said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
lynn1 said...

Did anyone else see How to get away with Murder last night? I think it may be a good show

David said...

I see Jackie got the pool picks straightened out. =)) On the ball as usual Jackie =)

Jackie said...

lynn - I fixed it. I got confused and kept looking at the teams before I realized you meant the blog pool names.

SueGee said...

One year they finished the race in and about San Francisco - not a peep from anyone about them being here and filming!!


SueGee on the LeftCoast

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie! sorry I didn't explain it clearly

lynn1 said...

I guess Karma bit those girls in the BUtt

Becky said...

YES!!! My team is out! Yes, he pushed you, but you grabbed his pen. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting. Glad the rest of you got here.

Becky said...

See you next Wednesday. Yeah, I can look around and find a float to sneak onto.

Jackie said...

I conked out last night and missed all of primetime.

David said...

Thanks Jackie =))

Everyone have a good evening. =))
Just coming on here.

lynn1 said...

Thanks Jackie It was fun. see you on Wed.

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by!

Cheryl in NC said...

We'll...missed the show but glad the sisters learned that karma is a bitch....serves them right..haha

Also glad to see my pool pick won the 1st leg and the hubby was helpful to the other teams... ..there is also good karma:-)

See y'all next week.

Sharon S said...

So, I completely forgot that TAR was on Friday night. I'm getting caught up now. Seems I forgot to sign up for the pool, but that's okay because I'll pick a team I like to root for this time!

Anonymous said...

Sorry ladies when Karma bites back it kinda hurts. I laughed when they should how close all 3 teams were to finding their treasure chests.

Adam & Bethany - chrob61, Kathy in Brooklyn, Kelsey NY, Zoetawny
Brooke & Robbie - Caela, Sharon, Sharon N, Willie J
Dennis & Isabelle - Auntie Leigh, Brian, David, Donna NY, sanra
Keith & Whitney - Jean, Jennasmom, Nana in NW, PDXGranny
Kym & Alli - Brenda, meb, Nicklepeed, Rochelle, Terry in TX
Maya & Amy - Ed in OH, Karen in CA, Lynn1, Margo
Michael & Scott - Donna in FL, Glenn, Jackie, Marlo
Misti & Jim - Cheryl in NC, Laurie, ML, OrkMommy
Shelly & Nici - Buzzmaam, Merrilee, Rbennie, SueGee
Tim & Te Jay - Babs, Brent McKee, Dusty, Monty924,




Sorry you have been PHILIMINATED
Lisa & Michelle - Becky, Delee, dla, Donna in AL

Margo