Friday, October 03, 2014

The Amazing Race 25 Blog Party - October 3


I have to get used to this Friday night slot for the show. While I think it's SO much better than the Sunday slot that was delayed more often than not due to one sport or another ... I almost forgot tonight was the night! Eep!

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 real party is in the comments area -- everyone is welcome to join in on the fun!

Before we get started, an update on the blog pool is needed. Although we barely got to know them, the real estate sisters were Philiminated last week. They rubbed me wrong when they grabbed the pen out of the firefighter's hand as he was signing up for the seaplane. Although I don't condone guys pushing their way through smaller women (or anyone, for that matter), the firefighters probably wouldn't have done it had the girls not started off the ruckus by stealing the pen and the seaplane spot.

Here's the blog pool from the Magnificent Margo (and Mom) as it currently stands:
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

Who's ready to take off from this Pit Stop?

Onto London they go, six teams on the first flight.

Aw, Bethany lost a shoe on the last leg and Amy gave her a pair.

Detour - About Face or Pancake Race. The first is taking part in the changing of the guard (Buckingham Palace type). The latter has them making pancakes and run a lap while flipping said pancake without dropping it.

Bethany and Adam made it through the pancake challenge like it was child's play. They now have to take a train to Oxford.

Drop and punt ... once in Oxford, teams must row (not sure if that's the right terminology) a punting boat one lap. Bethany and Adam remain in first place. Brooke and Robbie are having trouble with About Face while the firefighters keep dropping their pancakes.

Woot! The dentists did the punting from the wrong end of their punting boat -- one stands while the other uses a stick to propel them. They have to do it over.

Adam and Bethany are first to the next clue at Christ Church College. They have a clue for the Express Pass. They go for that rather than the first place finish. Yes! They have it and they're on the way to the Pit Stop!

1. Adam and Bethany! They won a trip to Sweden and have the Express Pass, too!
2. Misti and Jim
3. Kym and Alli
4. Tim and Te Jay
 Brooke and Robbie
 Keith and Whitney
 Maya and Amy
 Michael and Scott
9. Shelley and Nici
10. Dennis and Isabelle

Dennis and Isabelle were Philiminated. The four without numbers above all pretty much came in about the same time and I'm not sure of the order.

50 comments:

Nickelpeed said...

~~~Splash~~~ Let's go!!!

Hi everyone. Thank you Jackie, appreciate this so much!!

Penny

Jackie said...

Hi Penny!

Becky said...

Hey Jackie and Penny. Yeah, Jackie, we all appreciate you opening to pool for us.

Becky said...

Since I was Philminated last week I will leach onto someone elses raft.

Becky said...

Hey, are we it tonight?

Jackie said...

I am fine. Vincent insists on being on me.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Becky, others will join once they start remembering it's on. LOL.

Nickelpeed said...

I really want to see the surfers do well. My pool pick are the cyclists.

Becky said...

I like the surfer/husband, firefighters, mother/daughter.

Nickelpeed said...

I love, love London.

Joe in NY said...

Hi folks,

I'm here but working. Since I need my hands, I probably will be pretty quiet. But I'm reading along.

Becky said...

If one has never been in the service or been in a band the pancake flipping might be the best choice.

Nickelpeed said...

Hi Joe!!! Glad you could join us!!!

Becky said...

Hey, Joe. Keep working.... grading papers?

Nickelpeed said...

I'd be able to do the marching and drills. Did that in the Air Force. Don't know if I'd be able to do the pancake flipping.

Nickelpeed said...

Yay, they did really well. Now they're in 1st place! I really like them.

Nickelpeed said...

LOL...don't they know their left from their right. All it takes is listening. How funny. I shouldn't laugh though.

Penny

Becky said...

Might be good for them.

Nickelpeed said...

I bet the mom and daughter who were in the miliary do well. They should anyway.

Nickelpeed said...

Man, they really are rude and obnoxious, aren't they? The dentist couple, anyway.

David said...

Hi all. =)

If the previews are right my pool picks, Dennis and Isabelle are in trouble tonight. ut ohhh.

Becky said...

I agree, Penny.

Jackie said...

I'm admiring Bethany even more than I thought I would. She's also coming across as nice. I don't think the girl scientists will make to the end, but they're likable as well. So are the firefighters and the mother/daughter team. On the other hand, the dentists are quite full of themselves and unfortunately have that save doohickey.

Nickelpeed said...

I like Bethany and Adam's attitude. She's had to overcome a lot, so I'm rooting for her.

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Poor firefighters.

Becky said...

Firefighters are in trouble.

Nickelpeed said...

Welcome to the military world. LOL

~~Silk said...

Tying up the questions from Big Brother - http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarettwieselman/16-lingering-big-brother-16-questions-answered#49wxksk

~~Silk said...

Firefighters, bulls, china shop.

Jackie said...

It's good to see superfans who have watched since the first season on the show. It's also good that we don't have any retreads from past shows (BB and Survivor included) this season.

Becky said...

Yes!!! Go firefighters!

Nickelpeed said...

Couldn't have happened to better people. Didn't he just lie to the other two?

Penny

Nickelpeed said...

Isn't he wrong again? They are so horrible. I think the person who pushes, is in the back and flag waver is in the front.

Man, I hope they find the express pass.

Penny

SueGee said...

~~~SPLASH~~~ Better late than never I always say. The pool feels really good tonight. HOT HOT here

SueGee on the LeftCoast

Nickelpeed said...

Woooooohoooooo. Love this.

Nickelpeed said...

Is this a non-elimination? I wonder.

Becky said...

This is so funny!

Becky said...

I know thatr feeling well! When you gotta go, you gotta go!

David said...

Silk, Just read through those questions and there is still one I want to know. Cody said he was going to feel like crap if he found out Donny wasn't lying about what he did. I want to know Cody's reaction. =) And Calebs also.

Nickelpeed said...

Glad they are first!! Good for them.

Nickelpeed said...

Yes, what was Caleb's and Cody's reactions when they found out that Donny really was a ground's keeper?

Okay, come on mom and daughter, get moving!!!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh gosh, I hope they were not eliminated. Darn.

Nickelpeed said...

Don't let it be the mom and daughter. I like them.

Nickelpeed said...

That's sad.

Becky said...

Jackie, thank you for hosting.
E-see you all next week.

Nickelpeed said...

Well, thank you Jackie. Appreciate you hosting. Will see everyone next Wednesday for Survivor!!

Penny

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by!

Nickelpeed said...

Oh man, that ankle looks horrible. :-(

David said...

Thrown out of the pool already. =(( Well, I am free agent now and can root for who I want. =) Now to just learn some names. lol

Thanks Jackie. =)

sanra said...

Yep, me to, thrown out of the pool already. I like the firemen.:)