August 30, 2005

Living in the past

So… with four weeks to go until the start of the new season of The Amazing Race, what's a girl to do to pass the time? Watch re-runs of old seasons on the Game Show Network, of course!

Season 1 was a thrill to watch. Did anyone else notice how TINY the mat at each pit stop was? It looked like a welcome mat! How silly! Anyway, I was so happy that the adorable best friends Rob and Brennan crossed the finish line in New York City first, while Joe and Bill, the gay couple with the nasty attitude, were still dog sledding in Alaska. Nice guys DO finish first, boys!

But Season 2 was a real nail biter! Not one of those endings where the editors try to make you think that the teams are neck-and-neck when actually they’re 3 hours apart, this ending was so exciting I was literally jumping up and down in my living room!! Of course my favorites, Blake and Paige, a.k.a. “Team Smiley” finished third, but the battle for the million dollars was between the almost equally likeable Chris and Alex, and the nasty, constantly fighting, Colin and Christie-esque team of Tara and Wil. I usually try to find positive things to say about most people, but I couldn’t stand those two, and apparently, neither could anyone else!

Near the end of the race, Tara and Wil jumped out of their car first and made a mad dash for the finish line, causing me to scream, "Nooooooooooooo!" at the TV and vow never to watch the show again if they won. But wait!! Chris and Alex arrived only seconds later, and began their sprint toward Phil, who I might add was looking very dapper in his trench coat. Lo and behold, Chris and Alex blew past Tara and then Wil as well to win the million dollars, causing me to scream with glee, especially because I didn’t have to break my vow never to watch the show again!

I think GSN is in the middle of airing Season 4 now, which means our season should be on again soon! Watch it every night of the week (weekends too… get a TiVo if you actually have a life) at 9:00 pm or midnight. Maybe Karen will get her ass up that wall a little quicker this time!!

Posted by Linda Ruiz at 11:58 AM | Category: Gosh!

August 23, 2005

Are you ready...

For Season 8 of The Amazing Race? I am!! I've been checking out the new family-teams, and while I agree with Karen that the Godlewski gals look like a fierce bunch, my money is on the Linz family. They may be at a disadvantage with only one female, but that Megan looks like a fiesty one! I wouldn't mess with her!!

Posted by Linda Ruiz at 10:54 AM | Category: In with the new! | Comments (1)

August 18, 2005

Fresh faces

Oh I'm just so excited for this new season of the Amazing Race. The new website is up and I've been looking over the teams to pick my early favorites.

As you all know, this season is the Family Edition and the teams have four people instead of two. Although little Carissa Gaghan is very cute and the Schroeders are "ultra-competitive," my bets are with the Godlewski girls, four sisters from Illinois. Not only do they look great in pink, but they all live only 30 minutes away from each other and will surely teach us all the meaning of Girl Power! Michelle even looks a bit like Linda!

Posted by Karen Heins at 12:18 PM | Category: In with the new!