Twitterblogging 'The Amazing Race': Cheese on the Run

Tonight's cuppa: An entire pot of decaf Irish breakfast tea

Tonight's Twitterblog focuses on the 14th-cycle premiere of "The Amazing Race," Emmy voters' favorite reality show (and for once, I'm kinda down with their choice). I had heard that the format of the show was changing a little, with more gorgeous scenery and fewer scenes of strategic jockeying at airports (very good news but will make the show longer for me, as I usually fast-forward that stuff).

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The Twitterblog is edited for clarity and readability, and must be read from the BOTTOM UP. And for those of you who giggle at my initial misspelling of a Swiss location, I offer as my defense this link.

I didn't include the Philimination at the end so as not to be spoilery. I was going to put it in this post, but think I won't name names here either, because of the possible spoileriness of it all.

Amazing_Race_14map But was I happy at the outcome? Happy as a big orange ball floating in a big vat of orange soda, in the middle of an orchard full of orange trees.

And here we go:

·  On the whole, a satisfying and fast-paced hour. Looks like a good season! And now I'm outta here. Night all. 20 minutes ago from web

·  And once again, Phil wears one of his awesome turtleneck sweaters. Man has more sweaters than Bill Cosby. 21 minutes ago from web

·  "Go back!" "Hurry, hurry, fast, fast." Foot race! You are number 10! And you are PHILIMINATED! 21 minutes ago from web

·  Hillbillies still lost, fear they are "dumba--es." Not recording teams now ,because the Philimination is at hand. 22 minutes ago from web

·  Yodeling getting louder! Getting down to end now. Couple has clean butts. Good for them. 23 minutes ago from web

·  Orange guy muscles it, outta there. Flight attendants, in last, outta there. Hillbillies lost in woods.. 23 minutes ago from web

·  More wild cheese! Flight attendants lost her cheese. Cheerleaders outta there; sisters outta there. 24 minutes ago from web

·  Did she drop the cheese in the "poopy"? Orange girl whines. Hillbillies make nice." Let's rock!" They're outta there. 25 minutes ago from web

·  Hillbilly husband pitches in. They both slide, with hillbilly wife reinventing butt-scooting. Chris muscles it. 26 minutes ago from web

·  "I just want to show people that deaf people can do it." Orange people, maybe not so much. 26 minutes ago from web

·  Just for the record, I have never had a gnome in my garden, but I saw a Travelocity gnome at AR HQ -- very cute! 27 minutes ago from web

·  Yodel yodel yodel. Run run run. Mom and deaf son are first!!! Way to go, mom and deaf son! Get Mexico trip. trip. 27 minutes ago from web

·   Orange guy is a jerk, but chick is no prize. Flight attendants truck on. Hillbilly couple pulls together.Yodel! 28 minutes ago from web

·  Hillbillies having a hard time. Orange chick wasted. Proof that pretty and thin does not equal being in good shape. 29 minutes ago from web

·  Orange chick goes down before she even gets the cheese. Hillbilly wife should have left the bag (orARCheese jacket) behind. 33 minutes ago from web

·  What the heck is on gay son's hat? I may have to pause at some point. "Trek it, trek it!" "I'm going to get hurt." 34 minutes ago from web

·  Stuntmen pull an Arnold for the crowd. Gay dad still butt-scooting. New teams arrive, ready for cheese. 34 minutes ago from web

·  Teams look for yodelers at the bus stop to find the pit stop. Big bells ring. Cheese is stacked. Lawyers run. 26 minutes ago from web

·  Gay son worried about dad butt-scooting with cheese. I'm sorry, that's what he's doing. Swiss ring big bells! 27 minutes ago from web

·  Swiss: Go go go go! Swiss do not amuse gay son. Gay dad slides on butt with cheese. Lawyers talk about yoga. 27 minutes ago from web

·  Flight attendants realize Brad & Victoria (at least I know the names of one team) pulled a fast one. 28 minutes ago from web

·  It's so sad that none of them is named Chuck. Swiss are just about hurting themselves. More cheese on the run! 29 minutes ago from web

·  The Swiss at the bottom look very amused. Run with cheese, fall with cheese. "He just ate it." Swiss eat it up. 29 minutes ago from web

·  The cheese makes a break for freedom! Catch the wild cheese before it kills someone! 30 minutes ago from web

·  So who's going to be the big cheese, and who'll get cheesed off because they lose? Yeah, I said that, too. 30 minutes ago from web

·  Go, go, go! Carry those big cheese...things. Hearing way too much about groin muscles. "My cheese thing broke." 31 minutes ago from web

·  In INTERLAKEN teams must carry cheese. Yummm, cheeeeese. But will they cut cheese? heh heh. Yeah, I said that. 32 minutes ago from web

·  Trouble at the train for flight attendants. Brad & Victoria pull a fast one. ;) Oops, it's Interlaken. Sorry, Swiss! 32 minutes ago from web

·  Older couple doesn't trust lawyers. Age brings experience. More screaming while bungee-in. Hillbillies go. 33 minutes ago from web

·  Train, lawyers don't want to make enemies, so they decide to lie like rugs. Go, Harvard lawyers! 34 minutes ago from web

·  Helo shot, big lake, big dam! Off she goes! Fly, flight attendant, fly!" Holy cow, I can't believe I just did that." 35 minutes ago from web

·  Flight attendant still trying to get psyched after older lady rocks it. She steps up...helo shots ... COMMERCIAL! 40 minutes ago from web

ARBungee ·  Gay son plunges! Also psyched. Yeah, you jump, hillbilly husband, might knock some polite into ya. 41 minutes ago from web

·  Come on flight attendant, you fly into thin air for a living! Deaf son plunges -- looks psyched. Is psyched! 42 minutes ago from web

·  The Almighty gets some props! Now back on the train to Interlochen. More bungee! "I'm so happy right now!" 42 minutes ago from web

·  Lawyer ready to go -- yes -- three, two, one AAAAHHHHH! "That was, like, amazing!" That's the point, dude! 42 minutes ago from web

·  But a cool knit hat will not get you a darned taxi. Lots of calling up on the Almighty before jumping off dam. 43 minutes ago from web

·  Am I ignoring the taxi stuff? Yep. At the dam -- bungee jumping! Sweet! Looks like stuntmen in first, then lawyers. 44 minutes ago from web

·  Love the cheerleader's skull & bones knit hat! I have a fancy scarf with black skulls on gray. Subtle & very funny. 44 minutes ago from web

·  Teams use the pic to find a big dam. Taxi taxi taxi. Hate taxi stuff too. But very nice looking taxis, I must say. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Hillbilly husband should not rank on wife for not running fast. Not classy, dude. Tears at the campfire. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Hillbilly couple is NOT dead last! Now at the mosquito-ridden camp. Is this Survivor? about 1 hour ago from web

·  Running running running, "I can't breathe!" Hope they give this priest a nice cuppa chocolate for this. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Wow, that Swiss guy looks like Cody Willard from FBN. Rolling luggage, smart. Flight attendants first? about 1 hour ago from web

·  Flight attendants pull a Rob & Amber and go for some local assistance. Pretty church! Deaf son moves fast! about 1 hour ago from web

·  More talking about planes, but little airport stuff. Yay! Orange couple already having trouble. Storm clouds gather. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Girl says she's never been to a train station. Wow, way to live life to the fullest there. Switzerland is AWESOME! about 1 hour ago from web

·  Self-proclaimed hillbillies looking forward to leaving the U.S. Don't worry, country folk, you'll be fine. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Planes take off. People getting on planes. Writer son says Dad is not Cloris Leachman but actually MacGyver. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Getting on airplanes. Sitting on airplanes. Talking about other people on the airplanes. Deaf son disses Mom. about 1 hour ago from web

·  LAX! Man, I hate the airport stuff. I hear there's a lot less of it. Milan or Zurich? Pasta or chocolate? Tough. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Credits! Soon to become the ever-increasing roll call of the dearly departed. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Wow, pretty fancy cars! "It's on like Donkey Kong!" "It's so awesome!" "It's fun already!" You just wait. about 1 hour ago from web

·  You get ONE MILLION DOLLARS -- or in today's economy, $5.34. Rip! Off to Switzerland. ARgroup Cool, chocolate! about 1 hour ago from web

·  Phil (nice leather jacket!) lays down the law. PHILIMINATION! Be very afraid. Run, get your clue, get a car! about 1 hour ago from web

·  Cute dating couple "attached at the hip"; little-person brothers & stuntmen; assertive pro cheerleaders in green! about 1 hour ago from web

·  Handsome couple, both control freaks; Ohio "bada-- older couple"; gay Dad & son writers (he did School of Rock!) about 1 hour ago from web

·  Married Virginia couple (never underestimate the "hillbillies!"); sister/ex-college athletes, cute in red. about 1 hour ago from web

·  Then we move to Harvard lawyers (two blondes, then two brunets); mom & deaf son who can use sign language. about 1 hour ago from web

·  The dawn of a new adventure! Marine helos head for Los Alamitos. We start with flight attendants. about 1 hour ago from web