Here We Go Again

Another weekend spent in the office has ended. Another hectic week begins. For me it was a busy, not-as-productive (see also: I’ve yet to drain and flush my hot water heater), and somewhat depressing and self-destructive weekend. I felt, and still feel, like a complete misfit.

ITP Flickr Pic
Last night I spent some so time in the presence of winners.
First Place
A group of friends, including ITP-Readers Terri and Betsy, took first place at the 5th Annual Gingerbread Trailer competition at the Yacht Club.

On a completely different note, I just looked at my Flickr photo stream and realized that the last photo I posted which was not taken with my iPhone is from July 31st. Sad.

RealiTV Update: The Amazing Race – And So It Ends
I’m watching it now…. I was going to wait until tonight but decided to watch it now because I’m sure someone will spoil it during the day.

It’s fun watching them navigate Atlanta. I really wish I had been out and about that day had seen them running the race.

Great finishing challenge.

Dangen, the one team I didn’t want to win did… I do not like that woman.

I will not miss Marcus’ football metaphors.
In fact, this will probably be the last time I watch The Amazing Race. It’s been fun, but I’ve reached the end of the fourth quarter with it and do not want to go into overtime.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Here We Go Again

  1. Stacy Fox says:

    I totally loved the last challenge too – that was awesome! I think this was my favorite episode just because it was Atlanta and fun to see our own city. And, hey, The Dump seriously got some free advertising there, right? I’ve always wondered what that place was like…now I know.

    I really didn’t mind this week’s being preempted by football either (13-0 baby!!!)

    I’m not sure if I’ll be watching it again either. This season just didn’t do it for me. Now, if someone did an entire “Atlanta Scavenger Hunt” type thing, I’d so watch that! Speaking of…wasn’t there a show this summer, “Take the Money and Run” – or something like that? I liked that one, especially when they showed cities that I knew. Wanted them to come do one in Atlanta.

    Congrats Terri & Betsy! Love the trailer!

  2. Steve says:

    Marcus needs to stick with football, because flying a plane isn’t in the cards. Did you happen to notice how quickly the cockpit voice was calling out the altitude? That should have been a clue that you were coming in at too high an angle and should have flared out your landing. And to the teams that commented, “It’s like a real plane”- duh.

    Only through the community effort (yes, THIS community) did we stay watching to the bitter end. Some of the challenges were far too lame (bodybuilder pose off- really?) to be of much interest. Teams were too annoying to have you rooting for a favorite, unless you were rooting for failure.

    Friday night, the mizzus and I enjoyed the performance of Cavallia-Odesseyo. Imagine a stage large enough to accomodate 32 horses.. running horses. And in the end, they fill the front half of the stage with water. Pretty cool.
    And the Varsity was delicious!


  3. What was funny about the final challenge was that when the guy screwed up I thought he’d have to undo his entire rope because I thought he was threading needles and not clipping into carabiners (boy, there’s a word I’ve never tried to spell before).

  4. Debbie says:

    It was a fairly ho hum season. I wasn’t particularly enamored with any of the final three, but I DESPISED Cindy. Lots of booing at the finish, even Farley booed. I don’t want to hear another football analogy again ever. Thanks Marcus.

  5. Martha says:

    Paulie, have you considered doing some volunteer work? Not to meet women, but to do good? Help out those who have big problems? Maybe help out at a shelter, toy drive or tutoring? Get some perspective? There isn’t a better time of year to start.

    Pretty low key weekend, spent a lot of time working around the house. I organized the shed a bit, cleaned house, got the tree up…other than having to hose puke off my driveway Sunday morning, very enjoyable weekend.

    Congrats BR and SW, that’s a pretty cool gingerbread ‘house’.

    Has anyone seen a HexBug? I saw one for the first time at Target yesterday, I didn’t really know what it was but I really needed to have one. I see a whole bug colony in my future.

  6. Laura says:

    I have to disagree. I thought last night’s episode (other than being here) was painfully boring. The challenges were dumb and the final one was ridiculously easy. I kept thinking back on the surf board challenge that Luke got frustrated on. I dunno, I thought it was blah at best…but just my humble opinion.

    Thanks for listening.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’ve done plenty of volunteer work in the past. In recent years I’ve stopped, in part because I didn’t feel as if I was making a difference.

    Lisa and Randy’s kids had HexBugs. I thought they were neat.

    I think last night’s episode suffered from a lack of drama/suspense. Once Marcus failed the third time you knew they were done. Once the second-place team whose nes I STILL don’t know went to The Dump I figured they were done.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Arg, “nes” = “names”

  9. Steve says:

    I could see where the home field advantage might have helped Marcus, but after the 12th botched landing, they were toast.

    I think the clues are being written assuming the teams will find a computer, which I think isn’t helping the show. 44, 715 and 1974 while being related to Hank Aaron, if you didn’t have the Google, you might have been hard pressed to figure out.

  10. Terri (SW) says:

    Thanks for the congrats, guys! We had a blast making the trailer…after getting Honorable Mention last year, we were determined to win! Bar is set pretty high for next year…

    Thanks for coming out and supporting us, Paulie! I still have perma-grin!

    I missed the Amazing Race, but I am okay with spoilers. Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about this season. Survivor, however, is the best it has been in YEARS!

  11. Lisa says:

    Yep, we have the HexBugs, they creep me out because if you just glance at them the wrong way they really look like big roaches!

    We are really looking forward to your visit this weekend, maybe that will make you feel better 🙂 After you leave our house you will be thankful for your quiet life for awhile, at least the for the drive home!

  12. Barb says:

    Terri – I’ve been watching Survivor – it has been an interesting season, and I really, really, really want someone to just slug the stupid nephew……. just one, maybe the cowboy might do it.

    I was in a all morning meeting/training about how to deal with conflict in the workplace……… fun times!

    Amazing Race – I’ll still watch it again & again, just to see some of the places & countries they go to……. I still want to go to that ice bar from many years ago.

    no idea what a Hexbug is…..

  13. Randy says:

    Terri and Betsy – great job on the trailer!

    HexBugs are a lot of fun – the boys love them and even the cat tries to “play” with them… he can’t quite figure out what they are and whether he should be hunting them or running away from them.

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