Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The Race is On!

Our Sunday night habit has returned! The Amazing Race is back on! We are all so excited! We were kind of late comers to this reality show. This is only the third season we have watched.

We don't watch a whole lot of TV, but Amazing Race is something we all enjoy. It is nice to have something laid back to do together on a Sunday evening. I wouldn't call it the perfect family show, there are certainly elements that we would prefer weren't there. We try to use those as "teachable moments" and talk to the kids about them. I also was a bit disappointed after watching the first episode of the show this season at the amount of swearing that is allowed through the editing. Maybe I'm a prude, but is that really necessary?

So Sunday night we all sat down with a huge bowl of popcorn for our Sunday night tradition; popcorn for dinner and the Amazing Race. Last year we also had apple crisp, but the apple trees didn't produce this year, so much for that tradition. The first episode seemed a bit intense compared to other first episodes, but I think there are some pretty intense personalities this season. It is a bit early to pick favorites, but I have to say I kind of like Kynt and Vyxsin, the goth couple. Surprise you? Though Tim claims the attraction is a throw back to my college days, and Depeche Mode, I'm not sure that is it. I don't think it has anything to do with the way they look or that they are goth (I never was into goth btw), I just like the way they played the game. They just did their own thing, and had fun. We'll see if it lasts.

I can say I was not the least disappointed that Ari and Staella were eliminated. Man, they were annoying. Well mostly he was annoying, but they were my first choice to go. So BYE BYE!

Anyhow, if you are looking for us on Sunday nights, you'll find us glued to the T.V.


  1. Depeche Mode!! LOL! There's a name you don't hear much anymore. Were they goth? I guess I was too naive to realize that?

  2. goth was an understatement. How about Erasure?

  3. Hello again, been awhile.

    I have no idea what you're talking about with the show, but I just checked out a Depeche Mode cd from the library the other day. And, wow, I still like them.

  4. I never knew you liked Depeche Mode. I skipped my college commencement to attend a Depeche Mode concert (those ceremonies are so boring anyways). And I LOVED Erasure. I think I still have some cassette tapes. Does Tim want to borrow them???? LOL.

  5. I was a little taken back with the language, too. Dad and I wondered how you would handle that with the kids. I know it's one of Kellen's favorite shows, too.

  6. I still have deep sh** mode cd's around the house. But I never considered them Goth. They were the wussy music we listened to when we felt like giggling. ok long story there.

    Kynt is a little too feminine for me. As a Goth girl ;) I like my men a little less squeely. I think I am rooting for the grands at this time.