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*happy sigh*

April 20th, 2006 (11:20 am)
calm

current mood: calm

Warning - mild whinging ahead.

Easter is over, and the flood of Easter cards has also ceased. Mail volume is finally getting back to normal. Kinda scary in a way just how many easter cards are being sent these days - it's not an event that has ever really caused us any trouble in the past, but this year everyone was remarking on it. Quite a noticable jump in the figures actually - traffic was up 20% on the same weeks/days last year.

And of course, this is all without mentioning the special problems that cards give us on the sorting machines. The law of averages say that half of all square cards will come through on their side, and therefore unable to be cancelled properly with means some poor sucker (*raises hand*) has to go through that particular reject stack, pull 'em all out and run back through the machine when I have a spare milli-second. And we won't even mention the trouble caused by cards with badges in them....

Anyhow, ran into empressvesica last night online, and had a good old chat/catch-up. Made her insanely jealous with my super-secret thing which I have high hopes will still occur. *smirk* We also squeed together over the Hippies on the Amazing Race (currently downloading last night's) and discussed previous seasons. We're actually getting TAR 7 shown over here in the UK twice a week right now, so can anyone explain this Rob and Amber hate to me? Maybe I need the whole Survivor background, but from what I've seen he's playing the whole thing as a game, not taking things that seriously, and being the villain you love to hate at the moment. The other teams, especially the gay couple Lynn and Alex, seem way too involved in what Rob and Amber are doing, and not enough on their own race.

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Posted by: liz_marcs (liz_marcs)
Posted at: April 20th, 2006 04:52 am (UTC)

Having never watched Survivor, I never got the Rob hate either. From what I understand, out of "the games" he's one of the nicest guys on the planet. He (and I'd say this goes for Amber, too) is just really, really competitive. The two of them are awesome racers and really dominated Season 7. Also, you get the sense that Rob and Amber are probably the only Amazing Racers that have read the entire rule book and had it memorized. What he did at the eating roadblock was sheer genius.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 20th, 2006 12:30 pm (UTC)
TWOP crack

Totally, totally agree on the eating roadblock. Sheer genius, especially when you realise that all he really had to do was persuade at least one other team after him to pass it as well. As soon as he did that, bingo! He was safe.

What I think I really love about him is that he manages to convey that he's having so much fun doing the challenges and messing around with the others, while still being smart and resourceful enough to do his tasks quickly and successfully. I will forgive a lot from people on the race as long as they're smart racers. One of the reasons why I love the Hippies so much this season, and think Eric and Jeremy are due for a fall real soon.

Posted by: The Tart In The Tiara (ink_addict)
Posted at: April 20th, 2006 05:32 am (UTC)

Ithink it is the Survivor thing. Rob is and was so arrogant and cocky on Survivor and AR that it makes it hard to like them. However, they know how to play the game like nobody's business, I'll give them that!

The hippies are SO cool. I want to be just like them when I grow up!!

Posted by: In awe of sensible companions.... (wildecate)
Posted at: April 20th, 2006 08:36 am (UTC)

Do not understand anything after "We also squeed together"

Can you tell me what your super secret thingy is?

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 20th, 2006 12:32 pm (UTC)
Bouncy Ball [crazy_lil_loud1]

I could, but then I would have to kill you.

Or worse - you'd try to kill me.

Posted by: Spectacularly Adequate Empress (empressvesica)
Posted at: April 21st, 2006 03:00 pm (UTC)

If she doesn't, I still will. Or more likely whine pathetically and cry on you a bit. Oh, and sulk. I do a mean sulk.

It was AWESOME to catch up with you. Had been far far too long. :)

And LONG MAY THE HIPPIES RULE ON Amazing Race..

At least until Roomie and I get on a season.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: April 21st, 2006 03:51 pm (UTC)
Stick poke smilie

Just about to sit down and watch this week's episode. GO HIPPIES!!!

And totally agree on the AWESOME catch-up.

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