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Monday, May 3, 2010

Teeny, tiny confession:"it's on like Donkey Kong!"

First off, a great big thank you again to all my blogging friends who have left dear comments and have kindly checked in on me/us.  My mom is doing as well as she can and her friends and family have been keeping up with her and loving on her too. 

Last night, after a family busy weekend (cousins, in laws, fishing, grilling, hanging out) I sat back a moment and watched some TV with my family.  And my confession?:

I love the Amazing Race.  I have watched it every year since it started and was totally involved in the premise of 12 couples on a world wide scavenger hunt for a million dollars.  Unlike my unfave: Survivor, these couples don't just sit around, have game show challenges, and fakey tribe meetings.  Typically the pairs (marrieds, dating, friends, siblings, parents/children..whatever) perform a challenge, find a clue, search for historical sights that fit the region/country and spread their wings personally and culturally. 

But this year David and I have a favorite team that has become one of our all time faves:
Jet and Cord McCoy:
Twenty-something cowboy brothers from small town Oklahoma that race in cowboy hats and jeans, constantly have each others' backs, are encouraging to each other no matter the situation and above all find humor and good in times of testing.  They have "it" people, they are men of "good character". 

And on the plus-iest of sides they are so funny.  One time, when at the mat with the host, Phil Keoghan, commented to them that a challenge, playing drums, had been fairly troublesome for them.  Jet's answer? "Yea, we don't play musical instruments. The only musical thing I ever played was the radio."

And the Donkey Kong quote, was from Cord on the promo for next week's finale (CBS, Sunday May 9th at 7pm Texas time) when the McCoys race against the last two teams for the million dollars.  They are supposed to do some kind of video game task and thus Cord's response to the challenge said in his distinctive country nasal twang.  I told the girls that, that was gonna be my quote from now on when we have family game nights.   "Girls, it's on like Donkey Kong!" Eyes were rolling all over the place. 


BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour derar Jenny,
So glad your Mom is able to have all her friends and family around. Will keep her in my prayers.
You know they have the Amazine Race over here in France, usually a season behind.
Take care Jenny and all my best.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Bonjour Jenny, I am also very pleased that you mum is able to have her friends and family around.... thinking of you .

Oh I didn't mean to make you jealous my friend...

I am not sure if I have your home address.. would you like to send it too me. take care Anne

Jenny said...

Hello Mimi! Bonjour! THank you so much. God works so mightly through prayer and it never fails. Glad you have heard of the Amazing Race and hope you enjoy the cowboy team too. I loved your post with the French gent easily stolling with a lady on each arm...Ah the French.

Jenny said...

Anne..I am glad you kindly share your travel experiences..I love that kind of stuff. And yes, I will send you my address...thank you for asking. Happy travels in sweet Pah-ree.

Kevin said...

Stumbled upon your blog.

I must agree with you on the Jet and Cord thing. They even deserve to win - or maybe Caite, 'cause unlike the cowboys, she has an image to prove. Either way, Jet and Cord will remain the most adorable thing this 'Amazing Race' season, next to Pingping. Haha.

Jenny said...

Hello Kevin, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. It wasn't until recently that I realized they were Pro Rodeo riders, one bulls the other broncs. Impressive and yet they don't brag about it, even more impressive. Happy blogging.

Debi said...

Sounds like it would be fun to drop in and see the finale of this season, even if I have not been watching it up to now. Nothing like a couple of cowboys to stir things up!


Jennifer K said...

Hi Jenny, just checking in to see how you are doing. Sounds like you're all OK.
I could never get into Survivor either, but I could see myself getting hooked on the Amazing Race. I find it difficult here in France, even though many US shows are broadcast here, I never know when they're on!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

I love that pair too! I watched it for the first time the other day and really enjoyed those two.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I knew I liked you. I have always loved Amazing Race too. Haven't watched this season and now I am beyond bummed. "On like Donkey Kong". Love it!!! Those guys sound amazing.

Jenny said...

Debi, are you in London finally? be safe and catch the finale if you can. Enjoy the English Tex-Mex...hehe.

JenniferK thank you for checking up and chatting. I hope Spring into summer is treating you well and can't wait 'til your next post.

Rebecca! It'll be fun to know that when I am watching the finale you will be watching too.

Gina, I have to say your pics are beyond lovely on your blog. Thanks for the stop by and you can use the phrase if you want to also...hehe.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Jenny!
Sorry to be a day late wishing you a Happy Mother's Day! Hoping you had a wonderful one.
I confess - I'm addicted to Top Chef and Project Runway. Never thought I'd find myself watching anything of the sort but I'm hooked.
Happy week to you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Jenny, thank you for coming by and taking the time to leave a comment. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and please come back again for more dreaming and reality!!!

I love the music you are playing....oh, the most beautiful inspiration of all....JESUS!


Jenny said...

Hello Sally! THank you for stopping by and for the sweet mum's day wishes. I have not watched either of the shows you mentioned and better that I not start. The reality stuff is a guilty pleasure and I gotta cut myself off somewhere...so don't tempt me. Have a lovely weekend!

THANK YOU, Anita! I love the music on the site and am so glad you like it. I used to dislike music on blogs and then discovering so many awesome blogs also exposed me to some wonderful new music...win/win! But I am glad that it is not a bother for anyone that may stop by my blog and hopefully find some musical encouragement.

Jennifer K said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog recently. I hope all of you are doing OK during these difficult times. Have a great weekend!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Jenny!

Stopping by to say Happy Week to you!

whisper whisper I'll just say this Top Chef is so much FUN if you're in the least bit a foodie! end of brainwashing teehee.

PG Wodehouse is lovely, gentle whacky English humor. I think you'd enjoy his writings? (I think he started in the 20's?)

Take care and Happy Monday,

Violet said...

Hello Jenny! As I came to leave a comment, I see my sweet blogging friend Anita (Castles Crowns and Cottages) has left one also! The first thing I want to say is,


(Saw your comment on Corey's "Tongue in CHeek" blog this morning ... how I found you.)
My daughter and I will somtimes text that to each other, as we were Gilmore Girls fans. (She owns the entire collection) I think you and her would hit it off. Her blog is: www.LittleBellaBean.Blogspot.com

May God comfort your mother and hold her hurting heart in His loving hands, how blessed she is to have her daughters to help her through such a difficult, life-changing time.

~ Violet

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Big hugs and prayers to your Mom and you.
I love amazing race...The 2 of them are so cool!
Thank you for your visit and love :)

Jenny said...

Hello Violet, this is so delayed I am embarrassed. Thank you so much for stopping by and Copperboom! to you too. I truly delight in the funny of Gilmore Girls. Thankyou for referring me to your daughter's site too. I also love to visit other bloggers from the comments they leave on my favorite blogs (I enjoy Corey's so much). What a fun community of bloggers all around.

Frenchy! bonjour mon amie! THank you for the well wishes for my mom and for the visit. Have a great weekend dear lady.


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