A Little Less Amazing Each Year

Since the onset of Survivor I have been a RealiTV fan. I watched many seasons of it before giving up. I dabbled with Big Brother; it didn’t stick. I was a late comer to The Amazing Race; it’s one of the few shows in the genre that I still watch. I thought this season of TAR was entertaining, but not as “amazing” as in past seasons. I can’t blame the organizers too much however, after nearly thirty “seasons” it seems impossible to find new, and exciting challenges. I found it strange that the final three flew to Chicago and did all of the final activities there, without ever leaving the city.

I won’t spoil the outcome in case you have not had an opportunity to watch.

Good Time With Great Friends
I was fortunate to be invited over to Betsy’s house for an evening of gorging on Tasty China. Betsy was in Marietta to get work done on her car, so she was was able to bring some back to her house to share.

I stopped by Krobar to pick up a couple of bottles of wine, and I also brought over a few boxes of ice cream bars to help soothe the burn of the Szechuan food.

The night was an earlier one than normal for me. I was home by 8:00pm and was able to do a few things, including getting a cat nap, before the 10:00pm start time of TAR.

Flickr Pic Of ITP
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“Drinking? Yes, Why Do You Ask?” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Drinking? Why Do You Ask?
ITP-Readers Claire and Stacy, improving a photo including yours truly. Photo credit to Stacy, who is on the right.

Weekend Summer Of Fun
After work tonight I will be having a beer or two with my friend Hank.

Tomorrow will be a day of yard work and organization.

In addition to getting a haircut on Sunday I will be driving up to Norcross to play in the bingo tournament for which I qualified way back in December when a Hank and I would meet up at Lucky’s in Emory back when they offered bingo.

Before I know it, it will be Monday. Fortunately I already have plans for having fun then.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to A Little Less Amazing Each Year

  1. Stacy says:

    I watched TAR this morning before work mainly because I knew I was going to want to read recaps on it and didn’t want it to be spoiled. (No spoilers here either.)

    I think the producers thought the task at Wrigley was going to be more difficult than it was. It seemed very easy compared to some of the last tasks of the past. Maybe had all teams been there trying to do it at the same time it would have been a little more hectic and confusing? I dunno. It was all a titch anti-climatic.

    • Me too, though I was impressed by their ability to remember.

      Given that they all flew to the US together I was surprised how much separation of the teams occurred. I wonder how much was edited out.

      Also, this is the first time i watched in real-time in forever, OMG commercials are numerous and annoying.

  2. HamWithCam says:

    Today is the first day of the Blade Show at Galleria.
    World’s largest. Annual affair.
    I may well go back Saturday, many vendors, much stuff.
    Cutting edge stuff. <– John make joke.


    Pro tip: To anybody butt-hurt by the US "pulling out" of the Paris Accords (like it was binding at all, in the first place. Witness India, China, etc.), most Americans own and drive gasoline guzzling automobiles. And a handful own electric cars that run on…..coal.

    Walk the talk folks. Walk the talk.

    My (somewhat cynical) perspective on Global Warming….errrr, Climate Change:

    (I don't believe in "science" I went to Georgia Tech.)

    I hope everybody has a fun/safe weekend.
    Crime always seems to spike in the City of Decatur just after school gets out for the Summer. Home break-ins, armed robberies, etc, etc. You know, nothing major.

    BTW: Warhol is now open at the High.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

  3. Barb says:

    first – can I say OMG -this is the first morning in so long I am not slammed with shipping problems from the night before.
    I did NOT watch TAR last night – we will watch it probably tonight (with no commercials)
    Allan managed to get a Netflix DVD that I wanted to watch, so we watched Hidden Figures. What a great movie. I really respect the screenwriter & director for the way they portrayed that time in history, they could have made it so much more racial/political, but they just told the story that needed to be told.

    Allan had his first day at his new office job downtown- we have come up with lots of PROs (vs. the CONs) so it isn’t so bad. He will work M-Th 10 hours, so 3 day weekends EVERY weekend. He will now not have to miss so many parties, we can start hashing more, and I can take a Friday off & we can go camping, or just away for the weekend so much easier. He can also get plenty of Fire Marshal overtime gigs if he wants. That can make up for some of the other loss of pay.

    Not sure what we are doing this weekend- need to road bike – since we are leaving on Tuesday to ride a couple days of BRAG.

    • Good luck BRAGging!

      We talked about Hidden Figures at lunch last Friday. The takeaway was that the movie (I have not seen it) was awesome, the book notsomuch.

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