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TARCon 13
« on: November 12, 2008, 11:12:27 PM »
This week, the date for TARCon was announced and it will happen on Sunday, December 7. No official lunch this time, but it will happen at Stitch just as the last one.

Just wanted to know who else plans to go. I plan on going since I don't want to end my TARCon experience at one.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008, 11:27:17 PM »
I'm in! Chateau is in! :jumpy:

Please do let me know if anyone else from here plans to go so we can include you in any festivities!

And so far 9 of our Season 13 teams are planning to come! :hearts:
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008, 11:33:08 PM »
As usual....I have the money to go, I WANT to go, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't  (:;)

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008, 11:40:22 PM »
Mail yourself over the border.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008, 11:41:03 PM »
Mail yourself over the border.

it's not that, it's that I'm under age in america lol


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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 12:07:08 AM »
As usual....I have the money to go, I WANT to go, but NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I can't  (:;)

well I'd need someone to pay for my airline ticket and babysit the kids....we could make a deal you know? :funny:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008, 05:37:44 PM »
Mail yourself over the border.

it's not that, it's that I'm under age in america lol

Well, get a fake ID, and then mail yourself over the border.  Then you'd be home-free; it'll be so easy, a caveman could do it!  LOL
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2008, 05:54:13 PM »
Mail yourself over the border.

it's not that, it's that I'm under age in america lol

Well, get a fake ID, and then mail yourself over the border.  Then you'd be home-free; it'll be so easy, a caveman could do it!  LOL

But then who would be babysitting my kids?  :duno: You wouldn't even need a fake ID here Michael, cos you wouldn't be underage - it's a win-win situation  :angel: (except that you wouldn't get to go to TARCon and I would) :lol:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 11:26:53 AM »
I hope more of you all can manage to come. We are thrilled that 10 of the 11 teams will be joining us there and I hear rumors of some of the Survivor cast turning up as well.

If you are coming, please let me know! We'd love to meet some of our RFF-er's in person!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2008, 03:35:10 PM »
I have let you know, Peach. I will be there as I popped my TARCon cherry in January.  :yess: :yess:
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2008, 04:15:47 PM »
Can't wait to see you, Ken!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2008, 04:18:53 PM »
I hope more of you all can manage to come. We are thrilled that 10 of the 11 teams will be joining us there and I hear rumors of some of the Survivor cast turning up as well.

If you are coming, please let me know! We'd love to meet some of our RFF-er's in person!

which team isn't going?!

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 08:23:32 AM »
we are 100% now! Everyone from our season will be attending TARcon this year!!  :jumpy:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 01:10:34 PM »
we are 100% now! Everyone from our season will be attending TARcon this year!!  :jumpy:
Hello Brooke :jumpy:! Know that Michael and I as well as the rest of the TAR fans that are not attending will be there in spirit! Also, since you all might be on a football delay in NY, you can all check back here to see who wins before the show is over  :lol:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2008, 01:18:47 PM »
I was going to PM you about that, darling. :lol:

This is going to be a lot of fun. Looking forward to seeing Peach and Chateau again.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2008, 05:40:38 PM »
we are 100% now! Everyone from our season will be attending TARcon this year!!  :jumpy:

Nice!  Barring someone falling ill or getting too drunk at a viewing party in another venue, it would be a TARcon first.  Now all y'all need is for at least 19 former racers and you'll break the record of most past and present TARconners in a single event.

Sucks to pass on whatever y'all have planned, but by missing the festivities, it makes the next round of events (should I be at those events) that much worth it!

You're probably enjoying yourself right now, Ken, but if you liked TAR12 and assuming this time, you'll really have a blast when the next season ends in warmer weather (the spring).
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2008, 07:29:08 PM »
Whoo--Hoo! TARcon 13 peach report #1!!  :kisses

We are having the most fun!

Last night was the kick off of what is turning into a truly amazing weekend.

We got to see Nick in his role in the Fantasticks! Oh what a wonderful voice!! The show was "fantastic" and we sat with his absolutely delightful parents, Caroline and Jim.

We all adjourned afterwards to an Irish Pub and were joined by Mark and his darling wife Colleen, Dallas and Toni  (so much fun!), Nick's adorable girlfriend Monica, Starr, and NYC hostess extraordinaire, Sarah!!  Dallas and Starr make the cutest TAR couple ever!

Here are Nick and Starr:


Nick and Monica:


Mark and his charming wife Colleen:


Jim (Nick's Dad, Nick and Bill)


And I think you can figure out the rest!!



















Today's highlights include mani's and pedi's with the girls, getting to meet Ken (swoon) and Tina, Brooke, Marissa, Christy, and Terence, and Anita and Arthur, and the pics to prove it!

More sometime later, I have to go have more fun now!!  :cmas0

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2008, 07:51:25 PM »
Thank you for sharing peach! Look at all those gorgeous smiles  :jumpy:
Mark is so slim! You go Mark  :cmas26
Dallas and Starr really are adorable together  :hearts:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2008, 08:03:21 PM »
wow so cool!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2008, 08:44:36 PM »
OMG it is SNOWING!!!

Off to find my long undies!  :xmas146
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2008, 08:55:34 PM »
OMG it is SNOWING!!!

Off to find my long undies!  :xmas146
It's pretty huh ? ..don't know about the long undies though  :cmas31:  :xmas110

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2008, 10:16:35 PM »
I was in Manhattan for a friend's birthday party until 75 minutes ago. When we emerged to retrieve a car, it was indeed snowing hard despite weather reports that the snow would not start until midnight. It has stopped snowing in New Jersey on arrival 20 minutes ago, but there is at least 0.5 inches on the ground here. Manhattan is supposed to get more than an inch through 9am. Howevr, for those waiting in line outside of Stitch, there were be a 24 mph wind from the WNW to contend with between 5pm and 9pm. Wind chill will drop to 13 degrees as a result.

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2008, 01:33:30 AM »

 :jumpy: Awesome pictures it's great to see everyone

Thanks for sharing georgiapeach, stay warm lol

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2008, 02:31:47 AM »
wow nice pics peach, and that dallas starr is a amazing pic

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2008, 02:45:43 AM »
Well it was an amazing night and when I recuperate  (sometime in the next century) I may have some more to share...or not! :lol:  to be determined...

And wow we just left and they are still going strong.  :xmas146 :cmas9 :xmas146

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2008, 03:10:27 PM »
Hanging out with the very hot Peach and always lovely Harley right now. We are getting ready for TARCon now. We had a great lunch with the racers. Andrew, Ken, Nick, Terence and Sarah could not have been nicer. Chateau had his timeline questions answered.

We all had a great time. Thanks to the racers for meeting us.

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2008, 03:17:48 PM »
get a picture of peach and post it on the site!

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #27 on: December 07, 2008, 03:25:21 PM »
Anyone who posts my picture gets banned! :neener:
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #28 on: December 07, 2008, 03:27:36 PM »
get a picture of peach and post it on the site!
I know better. She will kill me.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #29 on: December 07, 2008, 03:35:08 PM »
It's not fair!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #30 on: December 07, 2008, 04:07:11 PM »
get a picture of peach and post it on the site!
I know better. She will kill me.
Ken you have such a sexy voice I was floored :luvu:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2008, 04:23:45 PM »
get a picture of peach and post it on the site!
I know better. She will kill me.
Ken you have such a sexy voice I was floored :luvu:
This is Ken on Peach's account. Thank you, my cupcake.  :<3

I'll hand this back to Peach. She doesn't know I'm on her computer.  :cmaslol :cmaslol
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #32 on: December 07, 2008, 04:24:49 PM »
get a picture of peach and post it on the site!
I know better. She will kill me.
Ken you have such a sexy voice I was floored :luvu:
This is Ken on Peach's account. Thank you, my cupcake.  :<3

I'll hand this back to Peach. She doesn't know I'm on her computer.  :cmaslol :cmaslol
I'll never tell!  :kisses

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #33 on: December 07, 2008, 09:40:54 PM »
This is  repeat of another post on another thread:

O sages of TARCON XIII, Please see it you can get an answer for this from the final 3:

Did your clue from the final Moscow pitstop release specify going to Domodedovo airport? If not, then how did you know to go there?

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #34 on: December 08, 2008, 06:04:45 PM »
Peach is going to have to get that stuff. Actually, Chateau might have gotten that info as he was trying to fill in his timeline.

I expect to have pictures of the Racers at Rockefeller Center up tonight.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #35 on: December 08, 2008, 11:10:57 PM »
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2008, 11:22:13 PM »
Ken what did you mean by TAR 14 might be the last!  :cmas4
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« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2008, 11:24:53 PM »
There was a rumor floating around TARCon that 14 would be the last season of TAR. Nothing to base it on, but again, this rumor has been out there before.
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« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2008, 11:50:21 PM »
There was a rumor floating around TARCon that 14 would be the last season of TAR. Nothing to base it on, but again, this rumor has been out there before.

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« Reply #39 on: December 09, 2008, 12:02:29 AM »
 :cmas4 who said this!  :cmas4 :cmas4 :cmas4
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« Reply #40 on: December 09, 2008, 12:03:50 AM »
Again, this rumor is not based on fact. It was floating around the room from a couple of people I talked with. It is not official. Besides, the ratings for the show were quite good in the last few weeks of the season. Do not go crazy. We've heard these rumors dating back to TAR1.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #41 on: December 09, 2008, 12:05:44 AM »
Every  season could always be the last, so we need to cherish every one.

I did not hear that exact rumor, I did hear that the purse strings may be being tightened a bit.

So no tears Michael and kiwi  :cmas17, as always, it will depend on the upcoming season I'm sure!

 :xmas49 Hi Ken!! Wasn't it FUN??!!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #42 on: December 09, 2008, 12:13:07 AM »
Hi Peach!

It was a lot of fun! As long as we were inside, it was lots of fun. That 70 mph wind in NYC really made the cold feel even worse standing outside Stitch.

Should I mention that Kandice was there? Maybe I better not.  :cmaslol

Also, Tom & Terry, Al from Jon & Al, Mama and Papa Paolo also made it to TARCon. Nice to see them all.

And what was Chateau wearing last night? Goodness.  :cmaslol
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #43 on: December 09, 2008, 12:14:18 AM »
kandice?! KANDICE?!
OMGGGGGGGGG
how is she?!

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« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2008, 12:16:10 AM »
She was there with her husband. She has cut her hair and she was wearing boots. Other than that, I did not notice her.  :cmaslol
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« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2008, 12:23:35 AM »
She was there with her husband. She has cut her hair and she was wearing boots. Other than that, I did not notice her.  :cmaslol



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« Reply #46 on: December 09, 2008, 12:24:01 AM »
I know. But I still want TAR to live on to its 20th season!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #47 on: December 09, 2008, 07:32:10 AM »
Here's my Report from TARCon XIII.
TARAsia Fan, that was a terrific group photo you took at Rockefeller Center. Your report of TARXIII was also quite good. Thanks! You mentioned 4 RFF people at the event. I was only aware of Georgiapeach, Chateau, and you. Who was the 4th?

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #48 on: December 09, 2008, 01:03:20 PM »
That would be Harley, ap.
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« Reply #49 on: December 09, 2008, 01:06:24 PM »
who he, he who?
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« Reply #50 on: December 09, 2008, 01:12:55 PM »
Here's my Report from TARCon XIII.

Nice TARAsia, thanks for sharing it with us

Hopefully next season you'll have the free time for all your recaps

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« Reply #51 on: December 09, 2008, 01:22:33 PM »
who he, he who?
harley is a she, Jay. She is a friend of the Pink and Black Attack as well as Dave & Mary.

Peach posted her pictures from Kynt & Vyxsin's viewing parties in Louisville last season.
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« Reply #52 on: December 09, 2008, 01:47:38 PM »
Amd revengefully creative too!!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2008, 03:30:29 PM »
Thanks, Ken. I met Harley at TARCON XI and know she is a pistol. I did not realize that she is an RFF member since I cannot recall any posts by her.

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2008, 05:17:38 PM »
harley doesn't like to be spoiled, but we all know she's here. :)
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #55 on: December 10, 2008, 12:14:10 PM »
Everyone, I just wanted to say thank you for such a great time at TARcon. I really enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone, and feeling like a Rock Star for a night.

Every single person has been fabulous. Warm, friendly and genuine. I'm deeply appreciative of the support and affection you've all sent out way. ;)

I'm grateful in ways words cannot express for the chance to participate in this incredible adventure. You'd be blessed and lucky in life just to KNOW these people, and share time with them, much less run the amazing race with them.

Production is another great group of people. From the top down, everyone was a total class act, and when I say I loved this experience, I mean from the first contact, to the final interview. They're all a wonderful group of people.

I didn't win any $$$, but I did change my life. At elimination, I realized that I had to make a change. The physical condition I was in was simply no longer acceptable. It was one of those precious moments of clarity, when you truly decide on a deep, real long term level to make a fundamental lasting change in your life. I will never go back to being physically that guy.

I also realized, as I'm sure many do going through an experience like this, how very lucky and blessed I am. I have an incredible wife, who loves me so much it's truly humbling. I have four great kids, a wonderful job and career, the best friends a person could ever want, and everyone is healthy, happy and well fed. Simple things like knowing that all my friends and family have a roof over their heads, and enough to eat take on new meaning when confronted directly, with your own eyes, with levels of profound poverty.

Lastly, to have done this with Bill was the icing on the cake. Bill is one of the smartest people I personally know. More though, he's the most even tempered. The most accepting. The funniest. I cant imagine having done this with anyone else, and having a better time.

Thank you, and Race Love.


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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #56 on: December 10, 2008, 12:58:52 PM »
Mark,

Great to see you on the board. It was tremendous to meet you and listen to your stories from Bolivia. Great stuff. Looking forward to seeing you more on RFF.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2008, 01:14:47 PM »
You can second that Mark. Great to hear from you and hope you can stay on here at RFF. We (especially me) rooted for you guys and it was sad at your early elimination.  :cmas26
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2008, 01:20:29 PM »
Thank you for your awesomeness Mark , thank you for being cast on the race, thank you for entertaining us, and mostly thank you for being you!  :<3 :cheer3:

btw, you look marvelous! :wtg: :luvx

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #59 on: December 10, 2008, 01:23:07 PM »
I can verify, Mark's in great shape now.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2008, 09:30:03 PM »
Hi Y'all,

Yes I really do exist.  I just wanted to post my thoughts and pictures from TARcon.  Pictures can be found at this link:

http://harley.smugmug.com/gallery/6784596_Rf8MH/1/436416588_X4pgo

Under dire threats from Peach I have edited her out of the pictures.  But you might find a few other RFFers in the pics.

I arrived on the train around 10 am Friday and by 11:30 I was at Max Brenner's in Union Square drinking hot chocolate with a shot of Bailey’s.  Yummmm.  This was followed by a trip to Macy’s and B & H Photo.

After checking into our suite - Peach got us upgraded to a suite with a large terrace and views of the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building - we met several of the racers at a nail salon and we talked with them while they were getting their manis and pedis.  Ken and Terence were there but Arthur was the only guy to get a pedicure.  And he brought some glittery nail polish with him because he was afraid the nail salon wouldn't have any.

After having a tasty dinner of sushi and fish at Blue Fin in Times Square, Peach and I went to see Nick in The Fantasticks on Friday night.  He has a wonderful singing voice and is a good actor.  After the show was over, we had drinks (more Bailey's) with Nick, Monica (his fiancée), Starr, their parents, Toni, Dallas, Sarah, Mark and his wife Colleen, and Laurel (works wardrobe for Wicked). And Carol, PinkGodzilla, joined us too.  Everyone was super nice and had many stories – Dallas said it was an hour before he realized the Amazing fanny pack was missing.  He thinks it happened when the sound guys had to change his battery pack and in order to do so he had to remove the fanny pack.  On another occasion, Starr left her passport in an airport bathroom and had already boarded the plane when she discovered it was missing.  She ran back to the bathroom and it was still there.

I got to meet up with a high school classmate I hadn’t seen in 10 years.  She coincidentally was in NYC the same weekend I was there.  We played phone tag all day Friday and most of Saturday before meeting in the Tick Tock Saturday evening.

Peach and I were fortunate enough to be invited by the racers to attend some of the racer get-togethers they had over the weekend.  Terence was very friendly, loved to hug everyone, and was not as whiny and needy as he seemed on the show.  Anita and Arthur were so sweet.  Anita had never been to NYC before and she was looking forward to doing some exploring.  They were headed to the John Lennon Imagine memorial in Central Park the last time we saw them.  They used the same backpacks for their trip to NYC that they used on TAR and their team # was still attached to the backpack.  Ken and Tina were fun to hang out with and enjoyed sharing stories – during the finale, Tina thought there was only one tree to do the climb and jump; and that Nick and Starr were having to wait on her.  It was only after she finished that she found out Nick and Starr were already done and had left.  She feels like this cost them the game.  And if you ever need someone to hail a taxi, Tina’s your girl – Ken, Tina, Toni, Peach, and I were all trying to get a taxi.  Tina got a town car and I heard her scream, “Kennyyyyyy!” from halfway across Union Square.  (Love you Tina)  We all went running and piled in; with Peach getting the enviable position of being squeezed up against Kenny ;)  We met everyone except Mark and Bill at a bar and danced until about 4 am.  Toni had a great time and danced tirelessly.  Starr and Sarah danced quite a bit as well.  Dan went out on the dance floor but so many people rushed out with cameras that he just came right back off the floor.

Peach, Chateau, TARAsia Fan, and I had lunch with Mark at the Tick Tock on Sunday.  He’s a very interesting guy and we talked about a lot of things including his serendipitous meeting with the author of a quote that is tattooed on his arm.  He has a very curious and inquiring mind.

We met all the racers at Rockefeller Plaza so they could have a group picture taken in front of the Christmas tree.  Many people recognized them and lots of people were taking pictures.  After that we met for another lunch with Nick and Starr, Ken and Tina, Toni and Dallas, Mark and Bill, Anita and Arthur, and Aja.  Chateau and TARAsia Fan had a chance to ask a lot of questions, and that group of racers likes to tell Race stories.

It was great to see everyone (and Chateau's jacket - what was that material?  Shark skin?  Silver lame?) at Stitch.  I’m sorry there was such a low turnout, but hopefully May will bring a return to the usual attendance.  I think my 70-yr-old Mom is going to come – she loves the show too.

CBS didn't even bring the weather guy out on the plaza on Monday morning (I don't blame them - I think the wind chill was eight).  But several of us got together with Anita and Arthur, Terence and Sarah, and Anthony and Stephanie for breakfast at Carnegie Deli.  It was delicious, but all too soon we had to say goodbye.  I think everyone had a really great time.

Now see what y'all got started.  I didn't post for almost a year and now you can't get me to shut up!


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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #61 on: December 16, 2008, 09:34:16 PM »
Harley!!!

I'm glad you posted. Sunday was a lot of fun. In May, I'm in for the entire weekend, that's fer sure!
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2008, 09:38:58 PM »
Yay!! She's finally here!!  :xmas110

Great summary, Harley! Thank you!

And wait till you see all her beautiful pictures!! :hearts:

Love the avatar!


:bigwelcome  :bigwelcome :bigwelcome
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #63 on: December 16, 2008, 10:40:00 PM »
Haha thanks for sharing Harley! and thanks for the peek inside ........*wants a picture of peach on Kens lap!*

You all are great to share

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #64 on: December 16, 2008, 10:45:59 PM »
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*wants a picture of peach on Kens lap!*

Shhhh...Tina's in the house!

Actually though... :angel:
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #65 on: December 16, 2008, 10:49:32 PM »
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*wants a picture of peach on Kens lap!*

Shhhh...Tina's in the house!

Actually though... :angel:

  :yess: Show it to me or else :knuckles: I'll tell......  :mas25

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #66 on: December 16, 2008, 11:26:50 PM »
Let's see.... all bribes cheerfully accepted! :mas25

Starr on Dallas' lap  :yes:

Terence on Anita/Arthur/my lap.... :yes:   {heeee.....}

Me in a Mark/Ken sandwich :yes:

Laps? well.... :cmas31:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #67 on: December 17, 2008, 12:04:03 AM »
Let's see.... all bribes cheerfully accepted! :mas25

Starr on Dallas' lap  :yes:

Terence on Anita/Arthur/my lap.... :yes:   {heeee.....}

Me in a Mark/Ken sandwich :yes:

Laps? well.... :cmas31:


Damn I want to be the icing on that sandwich  :cmas32:

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #68 on: December 17, 2008, 12:05:19 AM »
You can ice my cake anytime.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #69 on: December 17, 2008, 04:19:43 PM »
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In May, I'm in for the entire weekend, that's fer sure!

Great!  More people to get in trouble wi... er, play with... er, I mean, see the beautiful sights of NYC with.  Yeah, that's what I mean.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #70 on: December 17, 2008, 04:22:56 PM »
Hi Harley. Nice to finally meet you!  :cmas17 Hope you can stay on.  :cmas9
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #71 on: December 21, 2008, 10:12:20 PM »
Every  season could always be the last, so we need to cherish every one.

I did not hear that exact rumor, I did hear that the purse strings may be being tightened a bit.

So no tears Michael and kiwi  :cmas17, as always, it will depend on the upcoming season I'm sure!

 :xmas49 Hi Ken!! Wasn't it FUN??!!

For real, Georgia Peach?  How can they do that?  Races used to take 30 to 33 days.  Race 13 was what, 22 days?  And I'm wouldn't be surprised if you detectives have determined the length of Race 14.   Was it less than 20?

Instead of going to India all the time, the race should always go to Southeast Asia and get some of that Caltex, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sony money.   :cmas23

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« Reply #72 on: December 21, 2008, 10:35:33 PM »
We are all hoping that it was just a silly fud of a rumour.  :cmaslol will turn into  :cmas4 if it is reality  :cmas16 I really don't see why they should cut the race short  :cmas30:
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #73 on: December 21, 2008, 10:46:02 PM »
Don't forget this is a bad economy and the networks aren't getting the advertising revenue they used to. CBS has already laid off 500 people in the last week and expect more layoffs. No show is immune from budget cuts and with The Amazing Race being the most expensive show to produce due to the travel, cutting budget is not a surprise.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #74 on: December 22, 2008, 12:14:59 AM »
What Ken said.

I was surprised this season when we had a glimpse into production (and sometimes racers) being put up in 5 star hotels. I am sure there are good logistical reasons for that, it just adds to the huge TAR budget.

This season we believe to be 23 days, perhaps +/- one.

What I am hearing from a few sources is that this may mean that we will again see more than one leg/country as we did this season x2....  which cut out at least two flights...

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #75 on: December 22, 2008, 12:38:15 AM »

Instead of going to India all the time, the race should always go to Southeast Asia and get some of that Caltex, Standard Chartered Bank, and Sony money.   :cmas23

Pedaler, I have to agree with you about India. I would love to see more southeast Asia and less (but not zero) India.

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #76 on: December 22, 2008, 09:42:59 AM »
To be honest, I would not be surprised if the show went to more accessible places and less obscure locations to save money.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #77 on: December 22, 2008, 01:45:01 PM »
While I can understand the need to perhaps reduce costs where possible, I hope it doesn't become so budget constrained that it loses it's 'TARness'

That would definitely be the beginning of the end :cmas4

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #78 on: December 22, 2008, 05:29:09 PM »
We can all agree with that Mrs Shrek. I would hate to have TAR lose its specialness.
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #79 on: December 22, 2008, 06:34:36 PM »
Budgets and cuts are not necessarily a bad thing though it just needs to be wisely and creatively spent

With that it is possible to effectively remain top notch and keep its TARness

Have faith in the Emmy winner, I do
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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #80 on: December 22, 2008, 06:45:14 PM »
I agree with Marigold. There is no law of nature that says that World Race Productions owes us a certain number of exotic new locations and no double legs at any location. If the sponsorship through advertisers or whatever alternative means is reduced, then reducing production costs is a must to maintain profitablility. CBS and Bertram van Munster are not running a charitable institution. Their major purpose is to make money and they have the right to make judicious cuts in their costs. Less elaborate and less difficult tasks, fewer advance people doing the setup and cleanup, more attention to airfare in seletion of new venues, and most particularly those double legs in the same placee are all things a prudent producer could do.

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Re: TARCon 13
« Reply #81 on: December 22, 2008, 08:12:08 PM »
I'll say apskip correctly sums it up.
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