Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Amazing Race Recap

I know life is more interesting outside of my house. I know. But I'm not there. I'm here. Inside my house. I'm sick, remember?

Ok, I won't lie. I did leave the house for a bit yesterday. I bought grapes. They were a great deal.

See? That's what I'm saying. It's boooOOOorrrring around here. Especially when everyone is draped on couches and beds trying to out-whine each other. I think I may be winning.

So, I live my adventure through The Amazing Race. Because the people on that show are quite obviously the opposite of boring. But that's not nessacarily a compliment.

I apologize in advance for the rambling nature of the following words. My thoughts don't always follow a straight line when I have the snuffles. And I can't do math. Seriously. What's 5 plus 3. I don't know right now. Oh dear. I wonder if those grapes were such a steal, afterall?

Let's start with the "Hippies" (BJ and Tyler). I admit it. I like them. Despite all their circus monkey antics, they seem to be quite smart and resourceful. There is a reason they are leading the pack. I also like that they are always kind and polite to everyone and do not ridicule or sneer at other cultures. It's a little refreshing. Ok. A LOT refreshing. And you can tell that Phil likes them, too. He has really broken out of his shell from the first few seasons and now openly shows his regard (or lack of) for the teams. Good. Because sometimes I wonder (what with all the extra time I have) if sometimes the 'villains' of these reality shows are only edited that way.

For example: We saw the old folks (Fran and Barry), once again, missing a clue box last night. AGAIN. And I said the requisite 'SHHEEESH' and 'Get some glasses, you old foggies!', but then I wondered: What if ALL the teams miss clue boxes occasionally? Would CBS choose not to air those moments, in order to play up the age difference in this team? Would they, indeed.
I was actually impressed with their improvement in last nights episode, and that also made me wonder: Were they purposely shown as bumbling relics so that we could all applaud their triumphant climb up the ladder?

And then I wondered: Do I maybe spend too much time wondering about conspiracies by the reality show peeps? Do I, indeed.

Dave and Lori certainly had a rough night, didn't they? Looks like the honeymoon is finally over. Thank GAWD. I like them. I may even be rooting for them. But, SHUT UP about how much you love each other. Real world, for them, went straight from playing Dungeons and Dragons, to racing around the world with the most insane mix of people the network could find. They don't know. They don't KNOW. Not at all. And why couldn't she figure out the statue puzzle? Why??? I don't understand. But I like them. For now.

Lake, Lake, Lake. SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP! I can't stand you! And neither can Phil! And you know what? Your wife hates you, too! Oh, I know she keeps going on and on about how great you are. I'm guessing that's more to convince herself. Sorry. Ok, fine, I'm not. And what's with keeping track of who made the most mistakes? You're supposed to be a TEAM. A TEAM, you loser.
I know I've said this before, but he would NEVER be my dentist.

Frat boys, you just need to go lift some cars. Or buy some porn. But leave the poor local girls alone. You're scaring them. At least the Double D's are safe from you, now.

I would also like to whine and complain about the new time for AR. Ten oclock? What? I need my beauty sleep.

I now need to go and lie about the couch and have the little one fetch me Kleenex and cookies. Ok, so sometimes it's fun to be sick.


Blogger sara said...

You may be sick, but your humor is still on target. Thanks for the laugh.

10:00 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love, love, love your posts! Being a huge AR fan, I couldn't agree with you more even with your conspiracies (because, you know, they lurk around every corner!)

Anyway, I hope you and yours are feeling better. It's only fun being sick until everyone gets tired of the whining. :D

I look forward to the next installment!

10:42 a.m.  
Blogger Lucy said...

Yes, but what about American Idol?
Just kidding...funny post as usual.

10:54 a.m.  
Blogger Unknown said...

You hit the nail right on the head with the AR. Great laughs. I love the button you made I may use it if I cant come up with something on my own. It is pretty close to what I was thinking. Thank YOu.

12:58 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know, I have yet to see this show. My son was devoted to it last year... not sure if he's following it this year or not, but I've never seen it. I should probably turn on my TV once in a while, huh?

I hope you're all feeling better. The weather is GORGEOUS here today - definitely not a day to spend inside. In fact, I'm pouting because I'm stuck here at work.


1:08 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real world, for them, went straight from playing Dungeons and Dragons, to racing around the world...

You read my mind on that one!

Lake and Michelle are my team through a random pool I set up at work. I'm not impressed. I did have a great laugh at his expense this week though. What the hell was he wearing??!!!

The frat boys are P-I-G-S. I wish they were gone.

And I think you're right on the mark. Editing can do some pretty twisted things.

Get better soon!

8:31 p.m.  

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