Sunday, April 29, 2007

Watching TAR with Wannietta - part XI

So Tammy asks, " What do you think? Do you think the yielding is bad sportsmanship or just part of the game?"
Totally a part of the game dude!! Not that I would be a bit pissy if I was yielded, especially if I was at the back of the pack when it happened & extra especially if it happened twice, but suck it up Buttercup!!! It's like sending someone back home when you land on the same square in Parcheesi.

I am going to try to be extra specific tonight. This one's for you Carol!!

I'm givin' ya all my positive energy Danny & Oswald, I'm sure that the other teams won't be cutting you 30 minutes of slack so you're going to have to be spot on tonight!
Yeah, okay. Dustin & Kandice are pumped. Everyone who starts in 1st place is pumped.
Blondes are the only team to make the 1st ferry.
Charla & Mirna and Eric & Danielle are on the 2nd (4:00AM) ferry. My Boys are on the 6:00AM ferry.
"You have cell phone. You call airport. For in-for-ma-tion. How you say 'airport'?" This is how Mirna was talking to ordering about her cabbie. "You have to try to do the right accent. It makes all the difference," she explains. Mirna, darlin' - all of your accents sound the same - village idiot.

2 "C'mon Charlas".

The 1st 3 teams are on the same flight to Guam. My poor Boys just missed it!! BUT they should be able to make the same connecting flight in Tokyo.
This is so stressful! How do the teams survive actually living through this kind of stress without some knitting? I know!!

They made it!!! Their relief is equally balanced by Eric's disappointment/hate (and that's Eric's word, not mine).
Off the flight and into the cars it's my Boys, Charla & Mirna, Blondes and Eric & Danielle.
After arriving at Andersen Air Forces Base they have to wait 'til morning & due to security, pick an Air Force escort to take them on base for the Detour instructions. It's a tower with about 10 flights of stairs.
are Package or Engine Care
Fill a box with 500lbs of essential supplies for locals on neighbouring islands (where's they yarn & needles?) and go along with the plane for the relief training exercise or scour clean a section of a plane clean. Seems like a bit of a no-brainer to me. Especially since you're working for the Army now - it's a different standard of clean. Even more especially since I'm more of an 'illusion of clean' kinda gal!
Charla and Mirna choose the Care Package (because Charla likes to help people in need)while the other teams do Engine Care.
"Charla! Can you run?" Her little legs are g
oing as fast as they can!!
I hope that Mirna doesn't ha
ve children. Between the Idiot Speak and the their self esteem will be in the toilet.
3 Hurry Ups from Mirna to Charla.
After donning rain suits and face shields - no one wants soap in their eyes - they set to. Engine Care is slow going - the senior maintenance officer is not cutting the civilians any slack.
"Over there." "Here, here and there." "You've
got to scrub harder."
"Put it in with some degree of love, okay?" says the Care Package supervisor. Yeah Mirna. It won't help anyone if the cookies are all crumbled!
"Books are really important. They help you out in life."
And they're heavy so you'll get to the 500lbs faster. Don't think that I don't see right through you!
"I feel like Top Gun." A very loose comparison, but we'll let it slide.
Finally the Blondes aren't getting any quarter for their attempts at charm. The Blondes finish scrubbing and are currently in place. Now they have to go back to the Naval Base and get their next clue.
Eric & Danielle are in
Oswald & Danny are in .
"C'mon, let's make it fast." Mirna, you're in the Army now. They could care less about your race & are not going to fly faster on your say so.

Charla & Mirna are in . "It's so awful." Someone should let Mirna know about the pharmaceutical drugs that are currently available for her mood swings.

Driving, map reading
and following directions - you know that this is a potential recipe for disaster.
"I'm looking for the U.S. Naval Base - it's a matter of life & death." Drama Queen of the Day award goes to ... Mirna!!
Fanny & Oswald stop for directions too.
The Roadblock is a search & rescue training exercise. Find a soldier, get reprogrammed, radio for extraction.

Hand held GPS navigation - way cool! Remember back when we were in school? Compasses & map reading. Now that was skill building!!
Dustin finds her pilot with very little difficulty.
"I think I missed something." "I'm arriving at pilot." "I'm here - where's the pilot?" You have to find him & "rescue" him Dani
"Ma'am, you're not supposed to touch the screen."
"Ma'am, I told you not to touch the screen." Poor Charla.
Turning the GPS unit around in your hand is not going to change your location or get you closer to your pilot Charla.

Dustin & Kandice are in first place heading to the pit stop.
"Where am I? I don't know where I am!" Danielle is starting to lose her cool. She was right there but is going around in circles. I don't think that she realizes that the pilot that she's looking for is in camouflage and in the bush. He might be "injured" and she needs to find him, not the other way around. Her army "guide" reminds her to just follow the GPS but she's freaking out a bit.
I don't know why Oswald is hustling a bit more.
"Ma'am I told you not to touch the screen at all." Poor Charla. I'm not sure if she's doing it on purpose try
ing to get more/different directions or if she's having a hard time holding it & hits the buttons by accident.
The Blonde are overusing this word.
Oswald is just not seeing his pilot. I personally think that camouflage is hideous, but it certainly serves its purpose!

Poor Charla - worried about land mines & poison ivy, but she found her pilot.
Yes Danielle, Eric probably will kill you if you come out of this task last. Eric couldn't do it because he's maxed out on Roadblocks.

Danielle found her pilot and is heading out!

Charla is wading through grass taller than she is!
Danielle & Eric are on their way to the pit .
Oswald sees Charla coming, "The Teletubbies go to war.
" OMG Oswald! Although, in her army & extraction gear Charla does bear a striking resemblance to Laa-Laa .
Clever editing has the last 3 teams driving and we have the impression that they are all confused. Who's next? Eric and Danielle finish in 2nd place!
Charla & Mirna are "team n
umber 3!"
My poor Boys!!
They are awesome sports though and when asked who they would like to see win they say that they would like to see Charla & Mirna win "because those ladies are a class act." Out of the last 3 I'd rather see them win than the others, although the Blondes have raced hard. Charla has had to work almost twice as hard as anyone to get through some of the tasks and has put up with Mirna the entire time!! If it wasn't for my dislike for them - and maybe even despite that, the Blondes are not unworthy of the million bucks.
So here are your final three:

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