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  1. aemom

    S07.E05: Into the Woods

    Hog. 😉
  2. aemom

    S31:E10 Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!

    My understanding was that you actually had to get some air. If you just jumped and were leaning on the pole the whole time and collapsing into the water, it was a no-go. But if you actually hoisted yourself up to an extent, you got credit, even if you didn't reach the other side. I find Nicole's voice incredibly whiny, however I was actually hoping that they would be safe and that Team Fun would be gone - especially after this display by Becca. I think Floyd is awesome, but Becca has been going down and down in likeability on my list and that display did nothing to change that. Who knew that I would ever be cheering for C&C? The Afghanimals. I never liked them before, and they are so much more obnoxious now, not to mention, far more inept. They can go anytime. Tyler and Korey really don't bother me. Tyler is a bit much, but I think that's just his default setting.
  3. aemom

    S02.E01: What Have They Done?

    I found the college conversation interesting. Here in Quebec, school is structured very differently. Elementary is K-6, High school is 7-11. Then you attend Cegep which is at a college. You either take a 2 year pre university program or a 3 year technical program after which you can go a get a job. If you did pre university, then you continue on to University for a 3 year program to get a Bachelor's degree, unless you are studying engineering which is 4 years. School is also dirt cheap. University tuition will set you back about $1,500 to $2,000 per year and most students live at home. Because so many kids actually go to University, the degrees have less clout these days and most graduates are not working in their fields. I'm not sure if that's true in the US as well, but to spend that kind of money when you're not sure what you want to do, seems really wasteful to me. My elder son decided to take a 3 year technical program in college. The program concludes with an internship at a relevant company and they offered him a full time position. He'll be 20 soon, and he's working in his field and likes what he's doing. So I don't think that college/university is for everyone. I think Maddy would be better negotiating a plan where they decide what happens next if this job goes south.
  4. aemom

    S31.E09: Let's Split!

    That is totally the right way to play the game and how I would approach it as well if I was racing. If you're not the bottom 2 teams, then help each other if the help benefits both of you.
  5. aemom

    S31.E09: Let's Split!

    My objection is that her happy, go lucky personality strikes me as a crafted persona, not her true self.
  6. aemom

    S31.E09: Let's Split!

    Based on the way I phrased it, I totally see your point. What I didn't express very well, is that I always get the impression that if she were to freak out about something, that she will get very nasty, either at Floyd, or someone else. I still remember on their season the time that Floyd thought he'd lost his passport, and she really seemed like she was moments away from going completely ballistic on him. I also see little glimmers of meanness in some of her behavior. Basically, she presents herself as being a happy, go-lucky person, and when she is happy and things are going well, she is generally fine. But if something were to go very south, I could see her getting very nasty and think that she would cut you like a bitch. It's kind of like a two-faced personality - and personally don't like people like that. If you're going to be a villain on the show, and present yourself that way, at least you're being honest about it.
  7. aemom

    S31.E09: Let's Split!

    Definitely. I can't name a team or a season, but yes. I was actually yelling at my TV: "ASK TO FLY STANDBY!" I'm glad they heard me. 😉
  8. aemom

    S31.E09: Let's Split!

    That's one reason why I really enjoy TAR Canada. Every leg of the race is brutally hard. Every time we get a new Canadian season, I realize how "dumbed down" TAR USA has become.
  9. aemom

    S31.E09: Let's Split!

    So impressed that C&C kept their shit together when they forgot their gnome. I am so surprised with how calm they remain under pressure. Such a huge change from their previous season. I'd like to see them win the whole shebang. I really like Floyd, but there is something about Becca that I can't put my finger on. It's like she's just always one small step away from an old-school Colin freakout. I enjoyed the airport drama and that tubing Detour was hard. They were flying around in that tube. The leg started out with very easy tasks and then got really hard.
  10. aemom

    S07.E03: The Price of Admission

    For me it's How It's Made. Her voice typically puts me to sleep in 10 minutes. 😃 As soon as I saw him, my gears were spinning trying to figure it out when hubby said: "Isn't that Moriarty from Star Trek?" That's it!! I wonder if we'll see him this final season?
  11. aemom

    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    That would have 100% been my response as well. I can't believe that she even had the balls to ask! I was saying the same thing to myself.
  12. aemom

    S31.E08: You're The Apple In My Eye

    I am so glad the the (O)Reilly sisters are gone. I cannot stand them and FF through their spiel on the mat. Do not give a rat's ass what they have to say. C&C really impressed today and I'm glad that Colin has a sense of humour about the cows. I still remember when Christie lost her shit in S5 about getting yielded, so I think that they are both serious competitors. Nicole is a bit whiny, but nothing compared to Rachel. I'm not huge fans of the Afganimals, but I don't hate them yet. So far, I'm OK with anyone winning. I think that because they were last, it didn't matter. A penalty would have still made them last. Or perhaps they did run back to get the clue and didn't show it on air.
  13. aemom

    The People's Court

    I know that I'm way behind, but I just could not let these two episodes go without chiming in. That bitch that held her fabric hostage until D agreed to pay but then backed out of it - good for the D. The plaintiff was a horrible POS and I wanted to bitch slap her smug, smiling face from here to next week. I hope that all this negative publicity she got bites her in the ass. You reap what you sow. A+ for this case summary. Ridden hard and put away wet is EXACTLY, what I was thinking as well. Especially the Purple haired D - the outfit, the hair, the lipstick. THIS IS COURT PEOPLE! DRESS APPROPRIATELY!!! And it kind of makes me sad that she has more Instagram followers than I have subscribers on my YouTube channel - but then again - I could never look or be that outrageous online or in real life, so at least I have my self respect. They were quite the pair of litigants. And I was somewhat shocked that MM never reprimanded the P when at one point she responded "I know, girl," to her. Those were some serious teeth issues. I didn't see anybody comment on the guy who rear ended not-Tom Cruise with his "love tap" and then had every excuse in the book not to pony up the $250 he promised to pay ON THE VIDEO. People like that just really make me angry. I wanted MM to explicitly say that the D had to pay the court costs and statutory interest on the money owed because he really rubbed me wrong way with one bullshit excuse after another.
  14. aemom

    S31.E07: Living Fearlessly

    There are 5 Girl Guide/Scout chalets over the world and one of them is in Switzerland. I was lucky enough to visit as a Girl Guide with a group when I was 15 and I still remember so many details to this day. It was an awesome experience and I would love to go back one day. Didn't quite get the drama at the end but so far I like Vic & Nic (I have never seen BB at all) and I'm so over the Reilly sisters - they can leave anytime now. Jumping off that cliff would have been terrifying - I might have asked the guy to push me off if I had to do it. I think that this is it for the non-elims?
  15. aemom


    I have never in my life gotten a dipping-sauce shaped package for ketchup. We get those horrible little packages where you tear off the corner and squeeze. I thought that maybe the US was different, but it doesn't seem so from the comments. That's why they kept pushing the nugget angle. At my desk I have photos of my husband and kids, a vase for when I cut flowers out of my garden, as well as my tea cup and water glass which sit on a small placemat. I'd be really pissed as an employee if she ever said that to my face. These open plan offices are the WORST. I almost had a breakdown when we moved to that environment and I was thrilled to leave. I specifically didn't apply to another company because that was their seating plan. Then I sat in offices shared by 2 or 3 people. I am currently sitting in an old school cubicle environment which is frankly the best. You have some privacy, but you can hear some of what's going around you so if you hear something important about one of the projects you're working on, you can stay in the loop. Seriously, if you went open plan and then realized your huge mistake, I have to think it would be much cheaper to put up cubicle walls then these phone booths. My first thought was that I would suffocate in them, but they mentioned a fan, which was good. But they are so small. I'm not particularly claustrophobic, but I think I'd lose it in there. And there would be no room for the photos on my desk! 😉