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.