Sunday, November 29, 2009

Watching TAR with Wannietta - part XI

So from Prague Castle, Meghan & Cheyne are the 1st out at 9:46PM to the Spanish Synagogue for their next clue.
Their next stop is the Ekotechnicke Museum where they'll find their next clue
Sam & Dan are out next at 10:13PM.
I'd be totally excellent at attempting the absurd!!
Okay, the ringing phones would drive me mental but I'd be excellent at remembering a few letters.
who would pick "ferret" over the obvious "fox"?!?
Ummmm ... Newt?
Right behind are the Globetrotters at 10:17PM.
Why wouldn't she fill in the letters first and then the rest of the form?
Meghan & Cheyne are off to the Kryocentrum for their next clue.
Geez - they're talking about stealing someone else's cab again! Not good karma.
Brian & Erika have some time to make up - their out at 11"40 PM and they have to do a Speed Bump task.
Dan's working the phones.
Yeah, that totally has to suck that you're way out in front of everyone else and then you have to wait for your own taxi.
Flight Time & Big Easy have gotten to the Kafka-esque task - BE is doing it for them.
Dan didn't rearrange the letters to FRANZ.
-180C!!! WTF wouldn't you lose skin at that temp even for 2 minutes?!? I don't know if I'd be able to do it.
IDK, making and drinking a shot of absinthe doesn't seem like such a bad speed bump, especially with that cryo thing coming up.
BE has all of his letters; Dan's still struggling. BE got his first guess wrong.
These two guys obviously don't play many word games!! D'oh!!!
Meghan & Cheyne are don't their two freezing minutes and are off to the Charles Bridge.
Brian & Erika have tears in their eyes from that drink, but they are one their way.
Dan & BE had an agreement to work together and now that Dan has the word right he's saying that he'll only give Big Easy the first letter!!!

BE is a man after my own heart - it is what it is.
Brian is at the phones now - this could be close!!
Legend or Lager
Teams need to cover a wooden gollum with clay, then transport it across the city to a synagogue or deliver 30 beers across town to a tavern full of roudy soccer fans.
Legend would be heavy but there'd be less chance of spilling and dropping the glasses of beer.
Sam & Dan are at the Kryocentrum - brrrrr all over again!!!
Brian has all of his letters and Big Easy is still at his guessing.
Meghan & Cheyne are doing the Legend.
Oh man - I'm sure that I'd break a nail or two in that clay!!!
Sam & Dan are out of the freezer and off to the Detour.
OMG - Brian has the answer and is outta there!!! Poor Big Easy!!!
The Globetrotters are going to take the penalty - 4 hrs!!! - rather than keep trying to figure out the word. Geez!!! Brian & Erika totally got lucky!

Meghan & Cheyne are done "mudding" up their gollum and are wheeling it across the city.
Sam & Dan have just arrived at the Detour while Brian & Erika are about to step into the freezer.
Sam & Dan are doing Legend too.
They let their gollum drop and apparently cracked it's arm.
Team Zebra is done in the freezer and on their way to the Detour.
Meghan & Cheyne are struggling with their gollum across the city - Cheyne is in no end of pain from hauling the gollum; it's got to weigh about 200 lbs.
Brian & Erika are doing lager.
Meghan & Cheyne are filthy and exhausted but on their way to the Pitstop at the Strelecky Ostrov.
Sam & Dan are done mudding up their gollum but are having a rough time moving it.
Dan wanted to leave the gollum in the road and find the synagogue first so that they knew where they were going. His argument was that while a car could hit it, the gollum would stop the car. ARGH!!!
Princess Erika is carrying her beers trying not to be all offended by the roudy soccer fans.
Meghan & Cheyne are checked in and have won matching 50" TVs. Kerwyn & I totally have to do an AR - we'd rock!!!
Sam and Dan are fighting about how heavy the gollum is and are yelling at each other in the street.
The Globetrotters are still waiting ...
Brian dropped one drink and Erika dropped her whole tray. Erika is begging to switch tasks (Lord, if she only knew!!!). Brian used to be a server so he's not caving. Good on ya man, stand yer ground!!!

Erika is telling the drunk passers-by, "get outta the way, no, no, don't touch"
Sam & Dan are still struggling with each other and their cracked-arm gollum.
Erika is threatening the harmless drunks who just want a wee drinkie. But they only need one more trip to bring 11 more.
The rabbis are totally oblivious to the cracked arm and have given Sam & Dan a pass to the Pitstop.
The Globetrotters are on their way to the Krycentrum; Brian & Erika are on the way to the Pitstop.
They totally dodged a big ole bullet on this leg of the race!
Flight Time & Big Easy don't even have to go into the deep freeze - their clue said to go right to the Pitstop. They were a fun team & I'm a bit sad that Dan was such a jerk and didn't help them out when he'd made the agreement to.

#1 - Meghan & Cheyne
#2 - Sam & Dan
#3 - Brian & Erika
Good bye - Globetrotters

OMG - I miss my Smileys!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Watching TAR with Wannietta - part VIII

Sorry - Amanda & I went to The Royal last weekend and she was feeling oogy (yes, a technical term) and I was totally exhausted and then we had some hardware problems that required the services of a professional Nerd. But I'm back and completely gutted that I missed the straw rolling task!!!

Flight Time & Big Easy are out 1st at 2:23AM on their way to Estonia.
I'm seriously annoyed with our new virus software - it won't let me download my smiley faces!!!
Yes FT, 17:45 is a long time from the wee hours of the morning.
Meghan & Cheyne are next out at 4:12AM.
I'm not sure that cutting off a taxi is the best introduction to asking for his most accurate help.
Team Zebra is next out at 4:37AM.
I've got to agree with Brian - winning the battles are irrelevant if you can win the war.
Sam & Dan are next out at 5:04AM - they seem unreasonably excited about visiting Estonia, unless maybe while they're out of the closet they are still closet knitters!!
FT & BE are sleeping in their car - the other teams are blown away that the ferry isn't until 5PM.
Gary & Matt are out at 6:29AM & have a great shot at finishing their speed bump and still getting to the ferry with the rest of the racers.
Argh - the Speed Bump is after the ferry ride.
Meghan & Cheyne and Sam & Dan are the first in the house of the Brotherhood of Blackheads. They need to find a candelabra, pick a room number, find the room and uncover their next clue on a "blank" parchment.
Gary & Matt need to get on a Saunabuss and take a 5 minute sauna. That doesn't sound so horrible.
Erika is having a hard time getting the secret door open; the Globetrotters have caught up with them.
Erika & FT are doing this task.
Sam & Cheyne are still searching for their rooms.
FT found his room and is trying to find the clue on the scroll by rubbing a red "crayon" on it.
Cheyne right away starts rotating the scroll ofer the candle, as does Erika.
FT had it over the candle and the clue was on the paper but he didn't notice!!!
Cheyne has it - Pikk Hermann Tower Garden.
Erika as well. Why is she still carrying her candelabra?
Gary & Matt are done with their sauna and are back with the rest of 'em - Matt's doing the task, but he doesn't know what a candle-a-bra is!! D'oh!!!
Sam & Dan are off and FT finally sorted it out.
Poor Matt, but I guess there really isn't any call for high-falutin' candle-a-bras in Minnesota.

Ding, ding, ding!!! I guess the "candle" part finally twigged with Matt and he's off to find his scroll.
Serve or Sling
Mud volleyball or hitting a tiny Moose target with a slingshot.
Megahn & Cheyne are going with Serve as they have played volleyball in high school and on a beach.
Matt tries the rub technique but is now holding it over the candle.
Matt only got the Pik Herman Tower - I hope that the "Garden" part isn't too important.
Sam & Dan and the Globetrotters are looking for a taxi and end up sharing one.
Gary & Matt don't see the clue box and are trying to figure out how to get into the Tower - I guess the garden part was important.

They finally find the clue and are going to Sling it.
Brian & Erika are going to Serve.
I think that once the girls see the mud that they'll rethink playing in their underwear.
Meghan isn't certain that the mud is entirely mud. LOL
The 2 boys teams are going to play volleyball too but they and Team Zebra can't find the route markers.
Meghan & Cheyne have gotten their 5 points and are on their way further through the bog to Keava Rava Overlook Tower.
Brian & Erika are taking their "shot" at the Sling since Sam & Dan and Flight Time & Big Easy are using the 2 volleyball bogs.
BE is almost up to his waist in the bog and Sam & Dan are not having fun and are taking it out on each other with advice on how to play bog volleyball.

The Globetrotters have their 5 points and are on their way.
Sam & Dan are right behind them.
FT & BE have been running the wrong way and it's a real foot race - Flight Time fell on the wooden path and tripped up Dan a bit. Now there's a bit of a macho pissing contest between the boys.
Brian hits the target and brings down their clue just as Gary & Matt are arriving.

#1 - Meghan & Cheyne
#2 - Sam & Dan
#3 - Flight Time & Big Easy
#4 - Brian & Erika

Sayonara - Gary & Matt - you ran a good race and dodged a bullet last weekend and were a fun team to watch!