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Amazing Race 10 – Finale – 12.10.06

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

The teams start out this final episode of AR Season 10 in Barcelona, and have to find their first clue in back on the church, Sagrada Familia- the clue then leads them to the Eiffel Tower. Once there, they all have to hop a train to the Caen Airport, where they find the next clue.

Roadblock- Skydiving to Omaha Beach, then to the Bayeux Train Station. Their partner gets a nosedive and then off to the train station to meet up. Kim, Tyler and Karlyn do the skydiving and then haul ass to the train station. They all head back to the Paris and look for the next clue at the Place de la Concorde.

The Detour this time is Art or Fashion, of course because they are in Paris right? In Art -they must pick up a painting at a gallery and then walk it through the streets to an artist who will hand them their next clue. In Fashion- they will go to the Anatomy Fashion Studio and cut, pin and fit a jacket on a mannequin. The designer there will give them the next clue when she approves their work. They all pick Fashion, so the poor artist goes home lonely. In fitting with their professions, the Addicts fit the jacket first and get the clue, taking them all to NY. Rob and Kim get on the first flight leaving De Gaulle at 8:25am. The Addicts get on that flight by the skin of their teeth but the Bamas don’t make it.

Once in NYC, the Addicts who have been to NY often, are in a taxi race to lose Rob and Kim. The Addicts cabbie has an EZ Pass, so he flies through the toll and R & K’s cab has to wait in the cash line. Finally, the Addicts give them the slip. They make it to the Daily News Building to the globe to get their next clue. From the globe, they have to make their way on foot to the “Alamo” which is a sculpture in the East Village. Once there, they find the woman in the yellow cap, who hands them yet another clue. This is shaping up to be a boring finale. No flag matching, no mental work, no nothing!

The Addicts make it to the sculpture first then off to the finish line. The finish line this year is St. Basil Academy in Putnam County, about 60 miles outside NYC. The cab ride there is hectic for both the Addicts and R & K. It’s neck and neck the entire time. As the first cab pulls in the drive, they show all the other teams waiting there for the remaining teams. The door opens and the first team to arrive gets out and runs through the grass to meet and greet Phil …and for Phil to tell them that they won the million dollars.

The winners of Amazing Race, Season 10 is-

Tyler Denk and James Branaman- Our lovable model slash drug addicts. They then get a phone from Phil with their parents on the line. When Tyler tells his Mom he and James won, it was very touching I must admit. They finally feel that they’ve become worthy. Hell, that cool million will buy a lot of photoshoots and crack. You go, Boys! Congrats!

Then come Rob and Kim ran across the lawns and still looked pretty pleased but of course, still disappointed. And last but certainly not least, the Bamas – Lyn and Karlyn. The first all female team to make it to the final 3, so hats off to you Ladies.

This is the end of our little weekly Amazing Race time together…until Season 11… which is supposed to be an All Star Edition. I’ll be keeping you all posted. Until then… Ciao!

Amazing Race 10- Week 12- 12.3.06

Monday, December 4th, 2006

In this leg of the race, the B Queens have to save themselves by making it to the pitstop first or incur the 30 minute penalty.

The teams make their way to Casablanca via the road to Marrakesh- 275 miles. The roads are crawling with goats, twist and turns and very few guardrails. The make their way to the Courtier de Habus, Tyler and James make it first. The B Queens get their second, somehow! Rob and Kimberly make it third and the Bamas last.

The first roadblock is to eat 1 pound of camel meat that they have to prepare according to a Morroccan recipe. Of course, Tyler is chowing like there is no tomorrow he finishes first and they are on their way to Barcelona. If they don’t get lost, of course.

Rob and Kimberly are walking all over hells creation and can’t find anything. He’s walking around all huffy saying..”Dude, I don’t know where it is .” and “I can’t find it , Dude”. Lyn and Karlyn are walking around with them equally as confused. Finally he stumbles upon the clue box. And of course, Kim has to do the eating. Lyn is doing the eating, and Karlyn is sitting there just talking trash to her the entire time! If I was Lyn, I’d punch her in the face. Kim finally chokes down the last piece and they get the clue, they are last. But, I still that they are going to outdo the B Queens. That 30 minute penalty is going to bite them, I really think.

At the airport, the B Queens are totally trying to get shiesty with the Addicts. “Oh wouldn’t you rather have USSSSS in the top 3 than Rob and Kimberly???” Umm, no heifers. Again, they are all on the same flight to Barcelona, so all this racing stuff is pretty useless at the first half of the leg. Once in Barcelona, they get taxis to Parc de Laberint d’Horta – a gorgeous garden maze- where they have to find their first clue. They make it and of course, it’s closed so they wait around until 10am. The blondes whore their way to getting a taxi by flirting with the construction workers that are outside the gates. They tell them to tell the taxi driver to only take the 2 blondes. Shiesty McShiester. Totally. So, Rob tells Kim to go and do it, and ‘use her sexuality’ to get them a cab! She’s nice and gets 2, one for them and one for the Addicts. Finally the maze gates open and they all flood in. The Addicts make it to the clue box first and it’s the first Detour. 2nd are Rob and Kim, 3rd are the B Queens and last to the clue box are the Bamas. Hopefully that won’t last long.

Lug it or Lob it. In Lug It, the teams take taxis then travel by foot to the Maremagnum Bridge where they put on costumes, that are 9.5 feet tall in honor of the Festival of the Giants. They have to walk about a mile through the streets to find one particular giant at Carrer de Sant Felip Neri to get their next clue. In Lob It, teams go by taxi 9 miles to a town square where they will take part in a tomato throwing task in honor of the Tomatina Festival. They have to defend themselves while they hunt for one that contains their next clue.

The Bamas and the Addicts can’t catch a taxi outside the maze so they are running up the street chasing them down. So much for Kimberly calling for 2 cabs! They finally get cabs and head over the the Detours. The B Queens and the Addicts do the Giants, but the Bamas and Rob and Kim do the tomatoes. As they start pitching tomatoes, Kim starts getting pissed and wow is she fun to watch while she’s mad. She’s getting beaned in the face by tomatoes and Rob is pissed. He’s all ” you just blew it…you just threw in the towel because you got hit with a couple tomatoes” Haha, let HIM get slammed in the face and see then how he likes it! Way to be supportive, Rob! Finally he calms her to go back and finish and they find the clue in what looks like minutes. Which makes them first so far. They have to travel by taxi to the next pitstop. I haven’t even seen the Bamas make it to the tomatoes yet!

The B Queens are still wandering around in giant suits sweating while they look for the female giant. When the Bamas get to the tomatoes they too are getting pelted. The Addicts finally make it to the giants and they catch up with the B Queens so quickly. The Bamas make it to the clue pretty fast and they apologize to each other and it’s all cute, warm and fuzzy. They are 2nd so far, the B Queens 3rd and the Addicts last. With these teams being so close, it’s likely that the B Queens will have that 30 minute wait.

The pitstop for this leg of the race is Palau Nacional de Mont Juic, which is now holds the National Art for Catalona. After Rob and Kim glide in, it’s a foot race between the other 3 teams. They are all sprinting and it’s hysterical!

At the pitstop-

1st- Rob and Kim, much to their shock! There is some tears and hugging between those two. Rob is so happy, that he’s gushing. He wants to marry her, and start a family with that million. Damn it, now I like that jerk!

2nd- Lyn and Karlyn- High five. And they are the first all female team to make it to the final 3. I bet their kids are thrilled at that one!

3rd- The Addicts. Thank goodness….so that means the B Queens are toasted! WOOHOO!

The Blonde Beauty Queens are heading their skanky asses home! I love their goodbye clip..all the tears… boohoo, hell, they all hated them because they were just bitches the whole time!

The next episode-the final leg of the race is going to be a nail biter the whole time. The previews that they showed look great! Sky diving, running, taxi chasing and plane problems….all recipes for someone’s disaster. I’ll be there watching as anxious as these teams and I’ll keep ya posted. ‘Til next week…

Amazing Race 10- Week 11- 11.26.06

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Teams have to leave Kiev and travel over 3000 miles to Quarazazate, Morocco. This is going to be one amazing show tonight. First thing they have to drive to an antique store, Antiquities Du Sud and choose one of the good luck charms. One of them will bring ‘good fortune’ at the pitstop.

The Blondes get a flight from Kiev to Milan to Casablanca but then do not make their connection so they have to find another flight. The rest of the teams get on the same flight from Kiev to Paris to Casablanca. But all are on the same flight from Casablanca to Quarazazate. I hate it when they do that. How much of a race is it really when you all get on the same flight!

They are all on the way to Quarazazate at the same time. But Lyn and Karlyn got a map in Paris and found their way to the Casbah area and made it to Antiquities Du Sud first.

Once they all get their good luck pieces they have to go to Atlas Studios, an old movie studio in the desert. Cleopatra and Gladiator were filmed on this backlot. The Yield is located here also, so I think this is where the Bamas take out all their frustrations. The best part is when the Bamas passed the other 3 teams, after getting their charm and they where on the way to the studios. The mob scene in the previews for the show was a waste! There was no danger there, it was just a gaggle of people walking around and one of them got in the car with the B Queens to show them where the antiques store is. They make it last to the store for their necklace and now they are sweating knowing that the Bamas are going to yield their asses! But when they make it to the studios, they don’t open until 8am, so they all catch up. I HATE that!

At 8am, at the studio gates, they open the door and they all bolt in like their asses are on fire. And I suppose, in a sense they are. The Addicts and Rob and Kim yield no one, but the B Queen yielded the Bamas. Damn …why couldn’t those Bamas run faster!

The Roadblock this time is Race Chariots. One has to get in the buggy and be pulled around like a chariot race. They have to pull down 2 flags the same color as the plume on their horse. They then get the next clue. Dustin and Rob get both flags and James is still working on the second. But the yield isn’t even over. The Bamas hit that race running, got the flags fast and then got on the road.

Once they are all done, they have to drive to the town on Idelssan where have to find the Cafe La Pirgola to get their next clue. Rob and Kimberly got a flat, more with the bad car karma.

The next clue is a Detour “Throw It” or “Grind It”. In Throw It, the teams will have to go to a pottery shop and make 2 pots. Once the artisian approves their pots, they get the next clue. This is going to be a hard one, throwing clay is NOT easy. In Grind It, they grind 77 pounds of olives and fill a pressing sleeves to get their next clue. The Addicts, The Bamas and The B Queens all do grind it. Rob and Kimberly are still back with a flat tire. But miraculously, they get there, the B Queens pass the place and end up the last time there. Since there are only 3 stations to grind olives, they are outta luck. They yielded Bama and they still beat them there.

They now drive to the pitstop in a Berber camp in the middle of the desert. On the road to Marrakesh The only way they get there, is by seeing a boulder! Surprisingly no one got lost and they all made it to the pitstop without too much trouble but lots of nailbiting goodness.

The teams fall in as follows:

1. The Addicts
2. The Bamas
3. Rob and Kimberly

and Last- The B Queens. But their asses are safe, it was a non-elimination week! Darn it.

Next week, the previews look pretty tasty. The Bamas have to eat something gross and Kim get pelted with apples. Love it. See ya then.

Amazing Race 10- Week 10- 11.19.06

Monday, November 20th, 2006

At the continuation of this race the teams must now go to Kiev the site of Chernobyl.

With The Addicts in first place, they are pissed that they suddenly are going to be with the rest of the pack since the flight to Kiev starts them all over again. So much for the big lead they worked for.

They get to the airport, The Addicts and the B Queens get on a flight via Vienna and everyone else got on a flight via Warsaw but all arrive at 1:35 so, again, they are all on the same page.

The Warsaw flight gets delayed so the Addicts and B Queens get a slight lead. They have to head to the Oster Tank School so that they can drive some tanks! It’s a road block also, so one of them has to do the challenge and get the clue at the end of the course. Of course on the way there, the Cho’s can’t seem to handle it and get lost. The Bama’s are with them, so they lose ground also.

James and Dustin are neck and neck when James stalls out the tank yet again. The other teams haven’t even made it to the school. Rob and Kimberly are yet again at each other’s throats.

Finally they all complete the tank task and head off for the next clue. The Addicts and B Queens are far ahead of the other teams, Rob and Kim in the middle and the Chos and Bamas last. Someone HAS to get car trouble because I swear it’s the law. Rob and Kimberly get the short end of the stick this week. But somehow manage to stay in 3rd place. The Bamas and Chos are last but now they take off and leave the Chos on their own.

They have to head to the city of Kiev and find an apartment to get the next clue from some babushka lady. No big story there other than the lady is scary lookin.

The Detour is “Make Music or Find Music” They have to either go to the Dance and Groove Studio Bar and be rappers in a karaoke bar and sing about each of their countries or the National Music Academy and dress like conductors and find a piece of music, then find the pianist to play it. The B Queens chose the rappin’ karaoke and holy smokes they are stupid. The Chos and Addicts find the music and the rest to the make the music. The Chos however get the big boot because they drive on a closed street and have to show all their papers to the cops. It’s nightfall before they make it to see Phil and they get their walking papers.

The Great Patriotic War Memorial is the pitstop for this race.

1. The Addicts
2. The B Queens
3. Rob and Kimberly
4. The Bamas

Eliminated – The Chos – Finally, it’s true- the nice guys DO finish last.

Next week there is a Yield in Morrocco. I have to say, I think the B Queens are going to get a Bama Smackdown.

Amazing Race 10- Week 9- 11.12.06

Monday, November 13th, 2006

The first thing in this episode that kills me, is the B Queens saying “Finland? Isn’t that where they have wooden shoes?” Holy brain surgeons, Batman! If this whole hour is like this, we have a winner on our hands.

The flight arrangements are a little bizarre this time around. They all get tickets provided but they can finagle something else at the airport. Ummm, okay? Whatever. They get to the airport and all decide to follow the B Queens who’ve managed to get a flight to Johannesburg, to Frankfurt, to Ethopia then on to Helsinki. Talk about direct route..haha.

The Bama’s are pissed that the B Queens are cute..saying that they have a disadvantage because of their looks…haha, dur.

They land in Helsinki and have to race for a cafe where they will read an email for a clue. In their emails they all had messages from their families who told them they must get their next clue from the owner of the cafe Kapelli, where they are. Everyone is quite pleased to hear and see their families but the Bama’s, they are bawling because they miss their kids. In that clue they are told that they must travel over 125 miles by train and taxi to the school named, Soppeenhardjun Koulu. Wow, at least Phil can say it. They had to search the grounds of the school to find their next clue. They all scrounge cabs to make it to the school but the Chos, who are too polite, end up losing out on a cab and make it dead last to the school. And the Cho Quote of the night.. “Being polite sucks sometimes”…Hence the name of the episode.

At the school, they all get the detour. Swamp This- Where they strap on Cross Country skis and have to ‘ski’ over a one mile course of mud. Or Swamp That – Where they have to go through an obstacle course in the mud, they have to jump, crawl and carry each other. The B Queens and Bama’s take the skiing and everyone else takes the obstacle course. It’s quite brilliant to see them all covered in mud.

They then head to Turku by train 140 miles, then they drive themselves 70 miles to Lohja. Once there, they go into a limestone mine to get their next clue. The Addicts and the B Queens get on the first train to Turku and the other teams get on later trains. The Addicts gets to the mine first, B Queens second. They have to travel in the mine to get to the roadblock, which is them, on a bike, going one mile underground to a marked stand. They have to retrieve a chunk of limestone, bring it back up, then use special tools to break it up and get the clue inside. Once they do, they head to the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki for the pitstop.

The Addicts and B Queens make it out of the mine first, and are on their way to the stadium. But the Addicts are wandering around inside the stadium and they walked right by the door they should have gone into and it had a flag on it. I love it. They finally get in there and find another box where they have to make it up to the top of the tower and rappel down, face first.

Then we find out….it’s a continuation show! ARGH! So, this leg of the race isn’t over……

So, until next week…..

Amazing Race 10-Week 8- 11.5.06

Monday, November 6th, 2006

They all leave the island of Mauritius and head to Madagascar.

Tyler and James already look a little worse for wear and the stress is showing between them. They’ve made an alliance with Rob and Kimberly because they feel that they have no other choice. Lord knows the Addicts can’t seem to work a map.

The Six Pack is also busting up a little, The Billies are still innocent and believing while the Bama Girls have decided that they are the smartest ones in the pack. Whatever….I hope they go packing just from attitude alone. The Billies are just ….. goofy.

They all make it to Madagascar, the Billies in the lead and head off to the Black Angel which is a landmark that they have find. Rob and Kimberly, driving through town, are discussing how these people die early because they breath in exhaust fumes and they don’t eat enough protein so they have underdeveloped brains. Nice, huh? He’s the man I wanna bring home to my momma….

We hit the first ever, Intersection. 2 teams must join up until further notice, great huh? So, Rob and Kimberly and the Addicts will merge until further notice. They run into the Fast Forward and they must go to the downtown market and eat cow lips. How damn gross, but hey… I wanna see them do it!

The Beauty Queens make it to the Intersection and wait for the next team to come for their new buddies. The Bama Girls and the Billies team up and hit for the Fast Forward. That least the Beauty Queens and The Cho Bros. Hopefully, the Cho Bros will just get on the stick and make something happen. But does that stop the B Queens to make some retarded racist remark.

The Detour is Long Sleep or Short Letter. In Long Sleep, teams have to make their way to the market, find the mattress vendor, cover 8 foam mattresses with material to finally deliver them about one mile away through the windy alleys of the town. In Short Letter must travel 3.5 miles to make paper. They have to make and decorate 28 sheets of pretty paper.

The Billies and Bama Girls argue over doing the Fast Forward, the Billies want to, obviously, but the Bama Girls say to just to the for sure thing. And frankly it’s … smart. Over at the Fast Forward they are all freaking out…haha….except for Tyler. He’s all..”hey, eat it..whatever..just eyes on the prize” and he’s chowing like they are Big Macs. The other ones are gagging and barely choking them down. It’s brilliant. I’d like to see Kimberly just puke everywhere. They are all patting him on the back. “He can’t swim but he can eat cow lips”. I love it.

The B Queens and the The Cho Bros made short work of it. They are toting them one mile, they get a little lost. They get the next clue and they are separated. They have to get 4 miles to some LONG assed name place…Totorathaboato LKJMFOSIDJFSJDNFSDJFNSKDHF. They get their next clue there.

Back at the Fast Forward, Kim is still having a hard time with the lips, she actually yakked. So, it’s great….they needed more drama surrounding those lips! It gets to the point that Rob is cutting up her hunk of lips.

The damn cursed Chos have gotten in another broken car! But that didn’t seem to slow them up too much. Thank God. I love me some Chos.

The B Queens hit the second clue first, and run into a Road Block. They have to find rubber stamps while their teammate has gone to the Pit Stop ahead. The Chos get to it shortly after and Godwin is off to hunt for stamps. The one B Queen rips it up, gets the stamps and head out.

Still at the cow lips, Kimberly has another attack of the hurl. The people behind them are cheering them on, and Kimberly is the only one left to finish the lips. But damn, she kicked ass and did the lips. They are on their way to Cathedral Andahalo to the Pit Stop.

The Billies and Bama Girls finally make it to the stamps, one of them is obviously going home. No sweat of my nose on either of them, that’s for sure.

They all make it to the mat, and the Billies have the 30 minutes to wait but the Bama Girls make it across the mat while they had 20 minutes left.

Across the mat –

1. Beauty Queens
2. The Addicts
3. Rob and Kimberly
4. The Cho Bros
5. Bama Girls
6. David and Mary – Last and Eliminated

Amazing Race – Week 7- 10.29.06

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

First stop this leg, is Mauritius. What a gorgeous stop! What I love the most is how each time has pronounced it wrong! Haha, a little geography perhaps folks?

The Billies leave first since they came in first. Booketing? What the hell is Booketing?!

Of course, they all end up on the one and only flight together. The Beauty Queens are just being horribly bitchy to the Bamas, and man I love that. I think that any moment their heads will explode! They try to get The Addicts tickets to be sure that they get on the flight. But hey, we all knew that they would all be on the same flight, they always do.

They get to the island of Mauritus, find their cars, and then get to Grand Baie. They then have to swim to the boat and retrieve the next clue. Which one of these teams is going to freak because of the swim? Well, that would be the Billies! She’s scared of fish and he was tossed in a lake as a kid. Love it. Somehow The Addicts get lost and are in last place. The Chos get their clue, make it to the other side and then wait for the rest of the “Six Pack”. The Addicts make some fast ass swim time and still somehow get lost! They always do somehow.

Off the Case Noyale to get the next clue from the Post Office. Rob and Kimberly, of course, have troubles and drama. He can’t get the car in gear so he starts yelling at her. She yells back and stomps off like a 10 year old. They push the car off the road, so they wait for a new one to come. The Beauty Queens get in a little fender bender and still make it to the Post Office first. They get the Detour. This legs Detour is Salt or Sea. In Salt, they have to drive themselves 2 miles to the salt pit. They have to find a saltshaker that contains their next clue hidden in 3 mounds of salt. In Sea, they have to drive to a nearby dock, pick a Captain and go to an island. They have to find the ships mast and attach it. Then go back to get their next clue.

The B Queens take Sea, and the others take Salt. I love that no matter what happens, Rob and Kimberly always gripe at each other! They swap, and head for the Sea. Then The Addicts also switch and go for the Sea task. Then the Bama girls and The Chos switch. Then the Billies start bitching at each other over it. Which of course, I love. I love when the teams tear into each other. They do end up heading for the Sea task in last place.

The Beauty Queens head to the first Pitstop named Chateau Bel Ombre. Then Rob and Kimberly and then The Addicts. I really want The Addicts to place in the top 3. I didn’t pick them in my game, but… still. I like them. I swear if they get lost, I’m gonna have a hissy. Thank goodness they didn’t get lost. And I’m hoping that the Bama Girls get the boot. They are some bad karma.

1. The Beauty Queens
2. The Addicts
3. Rob and Kimberly
4. The Chos
5. The Bama Bitches
6. The Billies

But they lucked out again, it’s the non-elimination round. I can’t believe they did it so close together.

What is the Intersection that Phil speaks of? Well, next week….we shall see.

Amazing Race – Week 6- 10.22.06

Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

This show is getting more and more intense as it goes…. this week, I’m sitting here with butterflies waiting for someone to get across the mat first.

They are on the way to Kuwait City this week. The places they are visiting this season are at least becoming more interesting. They all seem to have the same flight, so where is the big race in that? Haha. I hate it when they do that.

The Cho’s bluffed their asses off so that the Billies could get the Fast Forward. I now love them over and over. I think that I want to have their babies. That’s an amazing thing to do on a race like this. They put themselves in risk to help the Billies, since they will get a 30 minute penalty if they don’t make it to the pitstop first. They do the Fast Forward and promptly make it first, so the battle is now for second place. The Billies made it first, and won a trip for 2 to Jamaica. I think it’s kickin’ that they thanked the Cho’s and gave them the credit for them being first. Very cool on their part that they paid respect to them. I think that they are one of the few shiesty teams on this race. Peter being the worst of the bunch.

The rest of the teams do the first task of the day and all have to climb up and over the dome on the Kuwait City Towers to retrieve a satchel full of puzzle pieces. They take it to the ground, assemble the puzzle with the additional pieces that are in a trunk and head off to the next stop. They all seem to be a little puzzled by it. (All puns intended!) They get the next clue and dash off to the Roadblock.

The task this week, is Manual or Automatic. If they chose Manual they have to fill up 10 bags of camel feed and tote them to a pallet. Sounds easy enough, but damn it’s hot, and these bags are heavy. If they chose Automatic, then they are going to use a robotic jockey to drive a camel. The Cho’s, Rob and Kimberly (he looks just like John LeGuiziamo to me), The Beauty Queens got the Manual done and over with. Peter and Sarah drove around for hours looking for the Camel Club for the Automatic, as did The Addicts. That’s another team I like, they aren’t backstabbing underhanded jerks. But doing the Automatic task was Peter and Sarah, the Addicts and the Divas.

The end result of tonight’s show was:

1. The Billies
2. The Beauty Queens
3. Rob and Kimberly
4. The Divas
5. The Cho’s
6. The Addicts

Last and eliminated were Peter and Sarah. I’m glad for that, because I hate him. I think if I had to watch him for one more week, I’d have thrown something through my TV. Karma is a bitch, Peter, think of that next time you try to screw over someone.

Next week, The Beauty Queens crack up a car….can’t wait for that!

Amazing Race 10-Episode 4

Monday, October 9th, 2006

First off are the Bros, leaving to Hanoi. They came in first, so they leave first.

The Addict Models are 2nd on the way. Then out are Rob and Kimberly, I swear, I wanna smack them both.

Peter and Sarah are ready to implode. Sarah has seen him how he really is, and she’s a little wary of him. Hopefully there will be a good meltdown on national TV.

The B Queens get to the first spot, the gardens in Hanoi and they are standing there, listening to crickets, thinking that’s the clue. Haha, dumbasses. They do however, all listen to the clue and then a few get smart, and yank out the taxi drivers and make them listen to the speakers. A bit amusing considering they are speaking in broken English. The clue is for them to taxi to one spot, take a bus to another and then go to the Hydrofoil Harbor. They all hear the clue and then head out in a cluster. The best part is when Rob and Kim get out of a taxi all pissed at the driver. They get another cab and this one is worse. He can’t understand any English at all, and then he can’t even understand Vietnamese! The blown gasket in Rob’s head is becoming abundantly clear here. I can’t wait for him to just go off! Hopefully, he’ll be the first player to get arrested mid race! There always has to be at least one volatile team and I live for it.

Of course, the Billies have made friends every where they have gone. Mary is in the taxi telling the driver how she loves him…and David is saying “Well, we ain’t takin’ him home”. At the Roadblock, the Billies were in 1st place, I’m sure that’s short lived.

The Roadblock consists of them using ascenders to climb up the face of a rock wall. Upper body strength, hands down are the Bros. I mean, hell look at those guns! My favorite is the fact that Peter is constantly having Sarah do all the hard work and she laps it up like a starving kitten. She sits at the rock, waiting her turn and crying. Then he tells her to “pull the handicap placard out and tell them that you are next in line” I mean, holy sh*t…. What a moron. You just know after she does it horribly, he’s gonna smack her around when the cameras are off.

When they finish the Roadblock, they have to travel via boat to a cave where they find the next clue. Rob and Kimberly make it there first and get the clue and it reveals a Detour. They have to do one of the jobs that is vital to the economy in Vietman. This one is called “Over and Under”. Over, they have to ride a boat to a buoy, then row to a supply boat, get fruit, row it to an address for delivery, then row back to the supply boat and give the signed invoice to the Captain who gives them their next clue. In Under, they ride a boat to the buoy, the row a smaller boat to an oyster farm where they harvest 30 basket and take them to the pearl farmer who gives them the next clue. Wow, both seem like a whole lot of arm strength again!

Rob and Kimberly ( the Psychos) chose Under. So they get in the boat, she’s trying to help and he’s knocking her all over the place. Her stock phrase has been “DO not freak out on me”. But, hell, if he didn’t would we all be so intent on watching him? Hellzno. They get to the buoy and of course, they freak the hell out again at each other. She’s gritting her teeth and yelling at him. I LOVE IT. She’s getting all the baskets because he’s too retarded. (Well, or for some reason…) David and Mary AND TNT were all drama over the rowing. It’s great. The Addicts were just rowing fools. Peter is a jerk as always. Sarah asked what can she do it help, and he basically tells her to shut up that he doesn’t need encouragement, he just needs directions. Peter is just losing his shit, almost tipping the boat, yelling at her, yelling at TNT. The Addicts are good, just rowed, got the baskets. The Queens, well, that was some great drama as always. Crying…whining…it makes for good TV. They were so proud of each others accomplishments this episode, it was nice to see.

They then row to another boat, which they takes them 9 miles to Soi Sim Island. The last one there could be eliminated. The Beauty Queens just rowed and rowed then realized they weren’t supposed to row to get Phil. They got the drift that they had to row to the boat and then see Phil.

The teams came to Phil in this order-

The Psychos
Peter and Sarah
The Addicts
The Bros
The Billies
The Divas
The Beauty Queens

And eliminated tonight -TNT …The Queens

My favorite line from the whole show so far is from Terry, he says “As long as there’s a Starbucks nearby, I could live here”. I agree, baby, I totally agree.

Amazing Race 10- Episode 1

Sunday, September 24th, 2006

I’ve waited for this. I’m hooked on this show, yes I am. I know you are all shocked since I’m so not into TV. (LIE!) But I love this show.

So, this being the first episode, the first leg is from Seattle WA, to Beijing, China. With $66 bucks for this leg. I really am diggin it already, and it’s been nine minutes. Haha.

Here’s my brief initial views on the teams –

Bilal and Sa’eed- Best friends from Cleveland Ohio. Two happy Muslim guys. They made it clear that when it was time to pray, they would stop and pray. I loved that! I thought here is some good TV! I could just imagine them in the middle of some hurried task, and they would just stop midstream, kneel and do their thing. The Muslim angle would have been fantastic to explore on a show like this.

David and Mary- The husband and wife team from Kentucky. He’s a coalminer and she’s a housefrau. Ahhh, HERE is some entertainment. They are forever to be called “The Billies”. This should be interesting to watch, he- the mountain chauvinistic male and her- the blissfully ignorant submissive wife. Ahh, love it. I want to see her tear him a new one at least once.

Duke and Lauren- Dad and daughter from Rhode Island. Now this is where the heart wrenching stuff will take place. They’ve been “estranged” for several years, since the Lauren came out. The Dad actually choked up in an interview shot, saying he was disppointed that she was gay. WOW, nice move there, Pops. But, they are working toward a relationship and there have already been a couple good moments.

Dustin and Kandice- Reigning Miss CA and Reigning Miss NY. Surprisingly, they aren’t kicked off in the first 10 minutes. They are still queens… what can I say. They are the B-Queens. They are pretty bland so far, hopefully they do something pure prissy to keep things funny.

Erwin and Godwin- Two brothers from San Francisco. They are pretty damn funny so far. A little light hearted humor never hurts and this is where we will get it this time around. The one brother went to Harvard and the other was always just a little jealous. But they seem to get along very well. Even had water pistols in the airport, and had airport security confiscate them. Both are physically well built, so that will help them along the way.

Kellie and Jamie- Aaaahh…. of course there had to be at least one team to poke fun at and so far, this is it. Cheerleaders from South Carolina. Yes, I know, I know you don’t have to tell me. They’ve already let us have a little cheer from the pedicab in China. I think that it’s the first of many little spirit episodes we will be privy to.

Lyn and Karlyn- Two single moms from Alabama. They call themselves the “Black Debutantes” so, who are we to take that away from them. The B-Debs it is. Physically they aren’t the strongest of the teams but they seem to have a determination that might get them quite a ways.

Peter and Sarah- He makes and fits prosthetics, and she’s a motivational speaker, and.. an amputee. So, she’s got a personal leg maker, sweet. These two are gonna kill me. She talks a big game but has already tried to use that disability to her advantage. He talks to her like she’s his pet project. “You can do it, baby” “You are trained, you are conditioned!” Some sort of freaky lamaze coach. They compete in Ironman competitions together. But, to me…he seems a little gay.

Rob and Kimberly- From LA,they are bartenders, now there’s a stable relationship if I ever saw one. If you watched AR 9, you will understand. These are our Lake and Michelle Wannabes. He’s rather chauvinistic, talks down to her. And she’s no ray of sunshine either. I can’t wait to see him finally cause this chick to snap. I can’t wait for that to happen! For some reason, he looks like John Leguizamo to me.

Tom and Terry- both from NYC. LOVE THEM! Haha, we have the B-Queens, the Beauty Queens, but these are definitely the A-Queens. They are total entertainment, and fun to watch. They are fun-loving, chatty, and full of the drama.

Tyler and James- both from LA, models, of course. But their kicker is that they are both recovering drug addicts. They showed great pictures of them, all high and dirty. Haha. Just what we wanted to see, right? They are buff, so we can see some shirtless guys in the midst of some beautiful scenery. Let’s just hope they are too stupid.

Vipul and Arti- from Windemere, FL (a suburb of my hometown Orlando). I’m gonna get cavities watching these two. They are just a nice, sweet, in love married couple. They seem in sync, they are a real 24 hour a day team. It’s nice to watch, but I don’t see them lasting long because of their niceness.

They start off this race in Seattle, WA and head over to Beijing China.

Peter and Sarah at the airport end up boarding first because of her leg, and this is an Ironman competitor? That’s just crappy. She can do a race around the world, but she can’t get on the plane with everyone else? This is when Erwin and Godwin have the water guns and are having a fun time until the airport security take them away. All in all, no drama yet, they all get on the planes, and make it over to China. They have to make it to the Gold House Restaurant to get their first clue. But when the first team arrives, it’s a roadblock. A roadblock is a task that only one person on the team can perform. I love the first roadblock, I mean, really…. fisheyes on the first day? Love it! Phil is a genius. I can’t wait until this thing gets in full swing. This is going to be vicious!

The surprise after Gold House Restaurant was that the last team to arrive was sent home already. Unfortunately, it was the Muslims, Bileel and Sa’eed and I wanted them to win! I thought for sure that would have been awesome if they would have taken the whole thing. They were so calm, so spiritual. But, alas, it’s not to be. There is going to be one more elimination this episode also at the Pitstop, which is the Great Wall of China. The following morning, they open clues at their designated times and learn they have to travel in a WWII motorcycle and sidecar to get their next clue. Once there, they get the races first Detour. That’s an actual task that the team must complete to get their next clue. This one, Labor or Leisure. With Labor, they have to go to an open market, and use traditional Chinese materials and pave a section of sidewalk. They must do it exactly as shown. In Leisure, they have to perform a relaxation dance balancing a ball on a paddle. Oy, no thanks, I’ll take the labor as most of the teams did.

Once they get on the grounds of the Great Wall, Peter and Sarah are about to make me puke. He’s all…lamaze coaching her… blah blah blah. But at the climb, she’s screwed and can’t do it. Finally all the teams get up the wall and the last across the line was Vipul and Arti. They were so sweet when they were getting the boot all the way home to Florida. Next week, it’s on to another country, another task and more drama.