I did not win the Amazing Race @ our faculty party yesterday. I did get second which should make you somewhat proud of me.
We started off with a huge Christmas lunch with ham, salads, cheesy potatoes and the other usual party foods. By the way, this was the sneakiest iphone picture ever.
After lunch we were split into teams and got to work.
First challenge was building a three-story house of cards. It only took us 24 minutes.
After we finally built our house we had to do a whole bunch of different challenges split between the groups. Obviously I chose to do the laps around the school and the marshmallow toss and the other challenges that my teammates had to do were: eat a sleeve of saltines with no water, a Price is Right Game, make 4 out of 5 free throw baskets, karaoke and a few other things.
Next challenge: We were given a recipe and had to translate it (after figuring out what language it was) and go to the store and take a picture of each item in the recipe with the price next to it. We had Belgian waffles. Anyone know what language this is:
The last challenge had 10 different clues about things around the city and you had to take a picture of all ten places. Let’s just say I have never seen my co-workers so crazy and they are a competitive bunch.
We came in second by 30 seconds; I blame the stupid house of cards.
I really loved this activity; it was so different than the average Christmas party. Being active and competing= my favorite.
The rest of the day went just as predicted except in yesterday’s post I didn’t put in that I would watch one whole season of The Office on Netflix through my phone on the way to Cali. I was born with the talent of being able to watch the same show over and over again and forget what happened each time so that when I watch it again it seems like it is a brand new episode.
Billy has an app on his phone that tells you exactly where to stop to get gas during your trip (it somehow knows how much gas you have left etc). Basically it tells you the cheapest way to get from point A to point B.
The place we stopped for gas had a Carl’s Jr. and a Subway side by side. The architect had Billy and I in mind when he made the floor plans. I got to overload on veggies and Billy got his burger with onion rings on it all at the same time.
In case you were thinking, ‘no, she couldn’t have eaten Subway two nights in a row,’ I did.
PS this road trip I really impressed BIlly with the fact that I know every lyric to Gangsta’s Paradise and Don’t Stop Believing.
Do you get motion sickness?
-Yes, but Dramamine is my lifesaver. Maybe if I didn’t read/watch tv/never look out the window, I wouldn’t get sick.
Do you drink soda?
-Not usually (I quit diet soda a few years ago) but I can’t stop drinking Billy’s Dr. Pepper as we were driving, hooked.
Where was the last place that you ate out at?