Friday, February 19, 2010

the awesomeness that is Amazing Race

I am always drawn to people who are comfortable in their own skin and who don't feel the need to change in order to fit in or impress anyone.

So when I tuned in to watch Amazing Race (http://www.cbs.com/primetime/amazing_race/) this season I was instantly fascinated by these guys:

Jet and Cord McCoy

They are professional bull riding brothers who have won something like 5 world championships a piece. They come from a small town "with one stop light that blinks yellow" and have the most endearing southern drawls you've ever heard.

My very favorite thing about them though? The fact that while the rest of the teams don clima-lite Under Armor, fleece, tennis shoes (and bascially anything that would make running all over God's creation at a fast and furious pace comfortable)... these guys are wearing their brush poppers, wranglers and boots.


















In fact, one of them did cable walking (which is this)...















in his full cowboy regalia. I was so nervous for him, because I couldn't imagine his boots giving him much traction on the wire. But hey, when you ride thousand plus pound bulls for a living, it probably takes quite a bit to throw you.

But the point is, he is, who he is, who he is- comfortable in his own skin- even a hundred feet in the air hovering over Valparaiso, Chile...



So my blog has not become a promotional spot for Amazing Race, but I do love the show and I would so recommend it to anyone who likes reality T.V. with out all the creepy pre-fabbed drama. Other interesting players this season...a 70 something grandmother who late in life became a triathlete, the past winner of Big Brother (which just happens to be a reality show with creepy pre-fabbed drama), and last but not least, the 2007 Miss Teen USA contestant whose pageant interview went viral on youtube. You know the one, "I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our, uh, education like such as, uh, South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., uh, or, uh, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children"...."

Poor, poor girl. Don't miss the irony that this very girl is on a show where maps and geography/directional sense are big players.



Should be interesting.





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