I'm going to pretend I didn't hear my future husband Jet talking about his wife and 17-month-old daughter on The Amazing Race last night. I'd appreciate it if you'd all help me continue to live in my state of denial.
Anyway, WOAH. Holy good episode. The teams headed off to Shanghai and had to do a series of non-physical but incredibly difficult tasks. Between noodle-making and dressing models at the fashion house and putting together a huge puzzle at the football stadium...it was an intense leg. And I'm happy to say that for the first time ever watching The Amazing Race I didn't pick up on it being a non-elimination leg until Phil told the detectives that they weren't going home just yet. Nice work. I can't remember having a non-elimination leg this late in the game before?
And of course my wonderful cowboys came in first. But let's talk strategy for a minute. Brent and Caite, aka "the models", aka Miss Teen South Carolina and her doofy boyfriend, made a big deal about U-Turning Brandy and Carol (sending them back to complete an extra task) last week because one time Carol said something disparaging about Caite being a dumb beauty queen. Brandy and Carol were eliminated as a result of that decision.
Okay, fine, take out your seventh grade aggressions, but that decision didn't help the models at all this week. At. All. I say this with a heart full of love for the cowboys, but what kind of idiots do you have to be to not knock out the team that's placed first four times now? And instead take out a team that hadn't placed first once? On a reality show where you hardly ever see the other contestants, let alone talk to them? I mean, they can take offense to people thinking she's a dumb beauty queen, but, um, you kind of are. Hello. Strategy is not about feelings. I'm really hoping the detectives can make a comeback next week and send those dumb bunnies back on the stupid ship from whence they came.
I've barely been home at all lately, which leaves little time for things like cleaning and feeding my cat, let alone watching reality TV and writing about it. I have a whole two and a half hours of 16 and Pregnant to watch! Sacrilege!
Also: Bret Michaels? Get better soon, dude. Seriously. For all his making-out-with-Playmates on VH1-ness, he seems like a genuinely good guy who loves what he does, and he has two little girls at home, plus people like me who won't be satisfied until I've met all the members of the Bret Michaels Band after a show at a casino. Right now the only one I'm missing is Bret, so, you know, buddy, you need to get out of the hospital and make that happen for me.