Could you do the AR/ who would you take?

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Could you do the AR/ who would you take?
Fri, 12-10-2004 - 12:54pm

I do have to admire those folks for putting themselves out there like that. I lose stamina easily and I don't function well when I don't sleep, so I don't think it is the game for me. My husband suffers from severe travel anxiety (can't get comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings) so I would never take him along!

My brother has a freakish ability to always know where he is and how to get somewhere else. And my SIL has endless energy and is very patient with him when he gets frustrated. I think they should sign up!


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Fri, 12-10-2004 - 1:56pm

Hi Susie! I'm alot like you in that I don't function very well when I don't get enough sleep. I would make all kinds of stupid mistakes, bad decisions, and I'd be VERY grumpy! I would LOVE to go on the race, but I think I know it's not a good idea! LOL! If I did go, I'm not sure if I would take my dh - who's very easygoing vs my high strung-ness (lol) or if I would take my mom who's traveled alot.

I admire the people who go on this show ALOT.

Brandee ~

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Sat, 12-11-2004 - 11:09am

I am terrible with lack of sleep and food and I have NO sense of direction! (I have to read the maps in the mall I've been going to for 9 years.) I'd be grumpy, biting people's heads off and making stupid mistakes.The only person I'd even think of taking -- just in a fantasy -- would be my DH and we'd probably kill each other before it was over. Figuratively speaking, of course! But we would certainly be miserable. We are very different people and handle stress VERY differently. Putting us in that kind of a situation would just magnify our differences. All that being said -- I am fascinated by the show. I think it would be really interesting to be in a new country and culture and have to communicate with the locals to find landmarks and such. With it being a race, though, I'd probably lose in the first round -- I'd be standing in the middle of some town square with my mouth hanging open just looking around at the sights!

I admire some of the people who compete on Amazing Race. I've liked the guy best friends from the Bronx; the brothers -- one had a bad knee; the black couple who ran a business together (Kim and ??); the older couple whose spouses had died of cancer and they met in a survivor's support group; the friends who were clowns in the circus. Those are just some that stand out in my mind. I have a hard time tolerating the whiny, young people who are aspiring actors, 'dating for 3 years and we want to see if we should stay together', etc. They don't seem to have a brain to share between them and don't have a real sense of competition. All they do is complain about the behavior of other teams, make fun of people from other cultures and not have a clue about how their actions are portraying them to the cultures they visit and the viewers watching the show. I'm not sure if its the producers picking particular personalities because they think it will draw ratings -- or maybe its because I'm getting old! ;o) -- but they seem to make young people look like idiots.


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Wed, 12-15-2004 - 1:29pm

I'm not sure I could handle all of these situations but then again many of the contestants come away saying they learned how strong they can be, etc., so who knows, maybe I would do well in this competition.

I'm a very light sleeper which could be a problem but at the same time I don't always require a lot of sleep.

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