Sunday, September 27, 2009


"the amazing race" starts tonight.

allow me to explain the reasoning
behind my love for this show.

1. it's a show about traveling around the world... it highlights the diversity and the beauty of the earth, cultures, and people.
i enjoy watching the interaction between the teams (couples). it's interesting to me to see relationships under stress. some relationships blossom and some crumble. i think we see each others true colors when we are under stress and out of our comfort zones.
this season's couples all seem pretty great! it should be fun.
3. i also like to watch the interaction between the differ
ent teams. i.e. the "old people" interacting with the "gay couple", or the two brothers that think a certain girl is hot ...etc. there's always a mean guy or a bratty girl and it's fascinating to see how people react, and if they let it affect their game or not.. and if it's in a positive or negative way.
4. the competition on this show is very intense. everything about this race is VERY challenging, not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically. a lot of the time, it's not about the money(one million smackers). it's about individuals challenging themselves and wanting to have a once in a lifetime experience with a loved one. when it all comes down to it, the winners at the finish line are just as excited that they won and did their best and "endured to the end", if you will, and the money is a great bonus for their hard work and perseverance. i can't imagine the feelings/emotions of that moment. it sounds cheesy, but i liken it to how it may feel like at the end of this life. i love the competition and different attitudes of the teams.
5. i love this show because it gives me something to look forward to. it's pretty much the only show clay and i watch together on a regular basis so it's kind of our sad excuse for an hour of alone time at home where we sit down together and laugh and chat about everything that's going on. sooo fun.
i always make a yummy gooey treat to eat while we watch it. what's a good time without refreshments? tonight it's jumbo milk chocolate chip cookies with lots of coconut.

may the best team win!

p.s. i was trying to post every night but didn't last night. sorry. i know you are all (all 6 or 7 of you) so crushed! when i thought of it today i was kinda bummed out. i was going to see how long i could go without missing a night... oh well. after reading a chapter of jack's pirate book, i fell asleep in his bed. i slept from 9-8 this morning! sweet!


David and Jenny said...

you're forgiven for yesterday - i'm still a faithful reader. love reading about your cute life so try not to miss another day!!!

Holly said...

i'm so excited to watch it too! i love TAR, and i know we always say, it but we really should have a party for the finale. but now that i think about it, i will have a new baby, so maybe not...

also, you should give yourself the weekend off from blogging. we have started blogging daily, and i have to say, it's really nice to not worry about it for two days. just a thought... ;)