Sunday, October 02, 2005

Go, Amazing Race, Go!

Whee! One of my absolute favorite reality shows is on again! It's the Amazing Race, all new season! Yay!

I think I've mentioned my addiction to this particular show earlier also, but I think it deserves to be mentioned again. The show's pure fun, as the teams travel around the globe - with most of the entertainment coming from pure amazement on my part: how arrogant / dumb / irritating / whatever can the people be?

Too bad there will probably never be a Finnish production of the show, because it has to be too expensive - I'd so try to get to that show with my brother. :) After selling my car, which quite effectively bans me from participating in Pimp My Ride as I don't have a ride anymore, the Amazing Race remains the only reality show I could ever even imagine taking part in. But until then, I'll just sit glued to my sofa on every Sunday evening watching who will be the winners this time. I didn't find a favorite team yet, based on the first episode. Last time there were the twin male models, who caught my eye. Ahem. Maybe I'll cheer for the two clowns this season.

Anyhow, it's been an exhausting day. Mostly for my sitting muscles, that is. I woke up at freakin' 5 a.m. in order to be ready to leave at 6 a.m. to Lahti, for my cousin's confirmation. Aarggh. Dad is his godfather and he had to be at church already at 9.30 a.m. which meant that we had to leave inhumanly early to be there on time. No fun.

So, cousin got confirmed (in a very traditionally dull service), we met some relatives, ate some delicious food and cake and I very nearly fell asleep while trying to be sociable with the before mentioned relatives. That was my day, in a nutshell. Except for the tiny detail of having sat for very nearly 12 hours today, in the car, in the church, at my cousin's home, in the car again, at my other cousins' home and in the car again. And then on the sofa and now by my desk. Ouch. My bum is numb. :)

I think I need to go to the gym tomorrow. Pace awaits, me thinks.


Tero said...

I'm a fan of Amazing Race too. It's well done and imaginative - and it's fun to either watch the contestants fumble a task and think, "I could do that so much better," or - more often than not - "thank the Lords of Kobol I don't have to even try that".

Even though it's labelled a reality show, I'd say it's more of just a race, more related to sports but much more watchable.

Johanna said...

You're right, it is a lot more watchable than any sport event!

I've begun to think that it'd be nice to try out all sorts of crazy stuff in a race like this - although I must admit I probably couldn't eat anything suspicious without throwing up... But like in yesterday's episode, I'd gladly go and try walking on those rescue wire-rope-thingies. :)

JP said...

Amazing Race 10 spotted in Turku, Finland. ;)