Friday, February 12, 2016

The Amazing Race Season Premiere Blog Party and Pool



Well, this season surely sneaked up on us! On ME, anyway. As the show airs here on the East Coast, I'll post the major happenings live. Refresh the page to get the latest! However, as it always is ... the real party is in the comments area. Please join in on the fun! (And bring tasty beverages and snacks!)

The Magnificent Margo (and Mom) have made the random picks for the blog pool and here they are ...
Tyler & Korey-P- Paula Bell, Bruce & Ray, SueGee
Burnie & Ashley- Buzzmaam, Delee
Erin & Joslyn- Brian, Margo, Rbennie
Sheri & Cole- Donna in FL, Merrilee, Becky
Zach & Rachel- Sharon N, Nana in NW
Dana & Matt- Grandi, Nicklepeed
Jessica & Brittany- Donna in AL, Monty924
Marty & Hagan- Jackie, Willie J
Scott & Blair- Meb, Jennasmom
Kurt & Brodie- David, Ed in OH
Cameron & Darius- chrob61, PDXGranny

Amazing Race fans ready? Let's GO!

Teams get texts telling them to meet in Mexico City. I still have no clue who these social media influential people are! They're all leaving from their homes across the country to the nearest airports. That's different. It was a spur of the moment text. Obviously, they knew they were to be on the show, but had no idea how it will start.

Since they're all in the same fields such as YouTube and Vine, they're all recognizing each other.

I'm still dazed and confused.

They immediately run into a Detour -- Mariachi Madness, they have to find a musician faking it. Great Balls of Fire has them making a fireworks fake bull thingee. Heh. Most, if not all, teams are getting lost trying to get to the Detour sites. There are hundreds of mariachi players. It's one of those needles in a haystack challenges.

A few teams have made through the mariachis, so that might be easier than building the bull fireworks thingee.

The clue leads them to a place with staggered starting times ten minutes apart. It's a Roadblock - "Who's ready to pick up the pieces?" They have to search through an archaeologic dig site down in a cave, find 13 mask pieces and assemble a mask.

Dana and Matt are the first ones heading off to the Pit Stop. Tyler and Korey are on their tails. The doctor father guy is way lost. He came above ground and lost his pieces.

Pit Stop:
1. Dana and Matt
2. Tyler and Korey
3. Zach and Rachel
4. Cameron and Darius
5. Brodie and Kurt
6. Burnie and Ashley
7. Brittany and Jessica
8. Marty and Hagan
9. Sheri and Cole
10. Erin and Joslyn
11. Scott and Blair -- NON-PHILIMINATION LEG!

All teams are still in it!

57 comments:

monty924 said...

Hi Jackie and all who arrive. I almost forgot until the record light came on on my DVR. Let's get this race started.

SueGee said...

Oh wow, first here?? I'm going to have to go look up who my pool people are!!

Hi to Jackie and Vincent and all that follow..

SueGee on the Left(and warmer)Coast

SueGee said...

Hey Monty!!

I will be in and out - dinner is still cooking here

SG

Marybeth said...

Hi Jackie! Thanks for hosting us for another season. I don't know who these people are either, but going to give this a chance because I thought the Blind Date season would be really bad and it wasn't.

Paula Bell said...

Good Luck All!

David said...

Hello Jackie and everyone who shows up. =) Lets fire up the bad taxi's and poor navigational skills and get this party rolling. And don't forget to learn how to drive a stick before going on the race.

monty924 said...

Hi SueGee, Marybeth, Pala and David. I have the models in the pool. :)))

SueGee said...

Anyone cry yet??

monty924 said...

I already like the brothers

Jackie said...

They're still introducing the teams, Sue.

Welcome all. I'm Jackie, a social media mini-mogul.

monty924 said...

Hey, my girls got there quick. Looking up!!

Ed in Ohio said...

Hi everyone!

Hey Monty!

David looks like you & I have the 'frisbee' guys in the pool

David said...

I thought Vincent was the media-mogul and you just took care of all his needs Jackie. =)

monty924 said...

Hey there Ed. Snowing in your neck of the woods?? Not here but it's going to get bitter cold. UGH

Jackie, you're our media-mogul :))

David said...

Hi Ed. =) Show does not come on here for another 45 minutes so I am lost on that reference. Guess I should go and read the Bio's while I have time. lol

Paula Bell said...

Hi teammate SueGee

Ed in Ohio said...

David our pool team is Kurt & Brodie. In the intro they look like some kind of expert frisbee throwers.

SueGee said...

Tell me who they are Paula...I cant watch for another 2-1/2 hrs

Becky said...

Hey, everyone! I happened to glance at the TV Guide and see that AR was on. I haven't been on the computer much. Have had awful headaches for a while. I didn't know about the pool, so didn't sign up. Is it too late?

Ed in Ohio said...

Monty, Oh yes we've had quite a bit of snow & more to come. 'Frigid' temps this weekend. Sub zero wind chills! Stay warm!!

Where's that groundhog....I'm ready for Spring already!

monty924 said...

Hi Becky!! Hope you're feeling better now. Good to see you here tonight.

monty924 said...

Ed, I have a local/hometown/friend who went to Puxatawny this year for the reveal. I think the rodent lied to us once again. :((
Luckily, I think it's supposed to move on quickly and temps back where I want them to be next week. I used to love winter but I was a foolish child then, LOL

Jackie said...

Is anyone else singing "Aye, yi-yi-yi, I am the Frito bandito"?

David said...

Pro Frisbee players, lol. Well I guess it doesn't pay very well since they both have other jobs. Says they won a couple of championships Ed. in the bio's.

Becky said...

We used to sing that in the 5th and 6th grade!

Ed in Ohio said...

Jackie I confess! I was singing it ......almost started to type it1. LOL

monty924 said...

Well, I butchered that spelling. Meant Punxsutawney??? Odd name

monty924 said...

I was singing it :)))

Ed in Ohio said...

Monty, It seems the older I get the colder the winters are. Now I see why people like to retire to warmer climates. :
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monty924 said...

Same here Ed. Dreaming of one day joining my sister in Florida or just take off for Arizona. I can give the family a warm place to come visit in the winter, LOL

Becky said...

Monty, sorry your weather has been cold. Wish we could mix both of our weathers and split them. It has been close to 80 every day.

Jackie said...

Becky - The pool sign up is over. But you could make a plea to Margo. It might be worth a try.

monty924 said...

That would be awesome, Becky. Our weather can't make up it's mind. Wear short sleeve shirts with no coat one day and two days later we break out the long underwear. It's insane in Ohio.

Jackie said...

They're saying we will have windchills which might feel like 30 below Sunday morning here. I'm off on Sunday. I won't go out in that!

Jackie said...

Becky -- The Survivor pool sign up is still open. It's a few blog posts back.

Paula Bell said...

Korey and Tyler, seem not too bad and levelheaded for now, SueGee....
Punxsutawney means the town of sandflies, which is more odd than the name itself. As for Phil, you would lie too considering his cushy life

SueGee said...

And guess who has to leave their nice warm home and go to Iowa next Saturday? Forecast has it warming up a little bye then. If you saw the Superbowl you saw my weather for the last week. All the freaking trees are trying to bloom and making me sneeze!

SueGee

monty924 said...

I think my girls are going to be out quick :(((

Marybeth said...

Oh no, not the dreaded selfie!

Becky said...

Thanks, Jackie.

Ed in Ohio said...

The Dad is havin' a hard time!

Becky & Sue Gee.....I'm a little jealous.......your weather!!

~~Silk said...

I've seen the viral airline lady's video, and I've heard of Rooster Teeth, but everyone else is completely unknown to me. And I swear sometimes it seems like I've seen every video on YouTube and Vimeo. I guess not....

Becky said...

Thank goodness! Someone had signed me up. I don't remember if I did it or not. I am not thinking straight.

monty924 said...

She's the only one I know, Silk. The airline attendant.

I spoke too soon, Ed. Just took Joey out and it's snowing. UGH

monty924 said...

7th at the mat. I'll take it.

Marybeth said...

At least the two child/parent teams have good attitudes with each other. That is always nice.

David said...

Wooot, my team was not out first. lol.

SueGee said...

Got to run...see you all Wednesday night!!

SueGee

monty924 said...

Good for them. Love the Father/Daughter teams.

Jackie said...

Non-Philimination first leg!
Give me some Fritos and I'll be your friend!

Becky said...

Good no one went home. Back to the couch for me. See you at the next show.

Jackie said...

Thanks for coming by! And, remember ... Survivor Wednesday night!

David said...

Same thing they did last season, non-elimination. Guess you could open up the blog pool for another week if you so desired then.

Thanks Jackie =)

Everyone have a great week and hope to see you for survivor Wednesday.

Ed in Ohio said...

G'Nite All! 'Til next time!

Becky said...

Thanks for hosting, Jackie.

monty924 said...

I hope everyone has a nice weekend... I'm looking forward to Survivor. Happy Valentines Day to all of you wonderful pool friends.

Ed, stay warm up there.

Anonymous said...

I really wanted to participate while the show was on, but we got caught in a horrible snow storm. We are on our way up to Jim's mom'; and the normal drive that takes 4 hours, has now become much longer. We even looked at the before we left and kept on hearing slight snow. HA! We hit 2 spots where we couldn't see in front of us. We'renow on I77 and it doesn't look like they plowed at all. We're crawling. Can see, but roads are not clear at all. So. I've been helping looking for the edge of the road. Not been fun at all

PENNY (nickelpeed)