If you are a fan of the Amazing Race then you know that the 20th season started this past Sunday! I love the Amazing Race...so much. I'm not sure why because honestly some of it really terrifies me but so much of it exhilarates me at the same time. Maybe its the obvious sense of adventure. Going to places all over the world. Doing things you might never have the chance to do on a normal vacation or trip like hang gliding or jumping off of a building or deep sea diving. I don't do those things on my vacations. I know some of you do but I'm an entertainer and my contracts honestly won't allow. On my next vacation I should run through pyramids, and airports searching for clues. Play dress up and memorize sonnets to get to my next destination. Ride a bike through the beautiful landscape of Norwway or Belguim in search of a food eating contest. Ha!
Perhaps I'm turned on by the whole feeling of jumping into the unexpected at every turn. It's like being onstage every night. You never know what your audience will be like and that's a thrill. Stepping out to sing and dance not knowing what's going to be there. Hoepfully it's not the heckler that was in my audience last Weds. Ooof I wanted to beat him down. Focus Eric... No, it can't be the same. At all. Onstage you don't arrive upon an Argentinian empanada contest where your culinary dough folding technique is challenged and met while racing against the clock.
I just think it's the coolest show in the world. You get to travel all over the place. You have a certain amount of time to do it and as a viewer you get to watch all of these personalities mix with each other at the height of competition. Better yet you get to see the relationship between the two people who are playing together unfold. sometimes that relationship becomes stronger and sometimes it becomes weaker. Ultimately, a bond is created. It's inevitable.
I am intrigued by the Amazing Race because it is truly "amazing." I don't think I've missed one season.
I would love to be a contestant on that show and at the same time I would be terrified and I don't know why. It MUST be the feeling of the unexpected. Not knowing what's coming around the next corner. The spur of the moment decision making, and the risk youtake looking stupid in another part of the world. Maybe that's the point. Looking stupid and not being afraid to look stupid but then that's reality tv altogether isn't it. The thrill of hide and seek in a way. The drama that comes with it and the human behavior that accompanies it. Maybe it's why I hate haunted houses but love horror movies. I like watching someome else hunt but I don't want to be the searcher or the hunted myself. Random I know. Anyway...
I don't think I would have any problems doing the race. I'd have an "amazing" time. I'm good on vacations to places I've never been before. I can figure out how to communicate and I am able to read maps fairly well but the thought of racing while doing it gives me chills. Maybe I should audition.
I love the show. If you haven't watched it maybe you should take a look at CBS on Sunday nights. It is a really cool show. Not only do you get to learn about people and relationships but you get to see different parts of the world. You feel the thrill of adventure and the thrill of racing around the world. it's really cool! Check it out! Ciao.