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(12/27/06 9:57 pm)
SPOILER - All Stars sighted in a stop on the All Stars Race
Got this email from a friend of a friend... enjoy!!!
If any of you are fans of the CBS hit reality show "The Amazing Race,"
you will be pleasantly surprised to know that GUAM will be one of the
featured stops in next season's show. For those of you who are not or
who have no clue as to what I'm talking about, I'll tell my groupie
Last Wednesday, we were given a heads-up by airport security that the
show was expected on-island, and although they weren't sure which
airline they were going to use they wanted to ensure there were no
issues with filming. Thursday came and went, and we didn't see anyone.
My co-worker Edgar and I met up with the producer and two cameramen on
Friday, and they told us that Phil (the host) was over at CO's counter
checking on for the flight to Nagoya/Honolulu. We chatted with the
staff and then, like a bunch of groupies, we went looking for Phil. We
ended up missing him. Edgar and I got separated somehow, but I bumped
into Joyce and Uchenna (the couple from Houston who won about two
seasons ago ) in the departure lobby. Joyce talked about having to
shave all of her hair in that one episode. It's growing back slowly,
and the short hairstyle looks good on her. I had a pretty long chat
with them and two other male winners (I don't recall their names, but
they said they were known as "the jerks" in their season). They were
all very nice and were only too happy to talk about their experiences on
the show. When I finally said goodbye and was making my way back to the
office, I met up with Uchenna again. He gave me a hug and a kiss and
told me to give my regards to John (I told them earlier that John was
also a huge fan of the show and that he is currently deployed to Iraq).
Ladies, he is definitely attractive and is quite the charmer!
Anyhow, that's part of the season's "surprise" (having previous winners
on the show). Virtually all of the footage was filmed up at Andersen
Air Force Base, although they will show some island scenes. The
cameramen we met said that one lady in a van drove up to them at the
base. She's a huge fan of the show, too, and pleaded with them to get
her picture taken with the clue box. They thought it was funny.
We were told that the contestants were going to leave the next afternoon
(Saturday) on our flight to Narita and then Honolulu. Luckily, these
were one-way normal tickets (the Airport Ticket Office is closed on
weekends), and it's a fairly easy process if a check-in agent has a
little bit of ticketing experience. One of our veteran Operations
supervisors (Glenn Weber) said that rookie Operations supervisor Hank
was going to be on duty that day. We nearly fell off our chairs
laughing. Turns out Glenn wanted to have fun with us and that he was
the one that was going to work that day. He later said that Saturday
was quite hectic, and there were some pretty demanding blonde
contestants. When they left the counter, the other contestants were
making fun of them. Glenn was the person who issued virtually all of
their tickets, so he's sure to be seen on national TV.
Anyhow, thanks for indulging me. Remember to look out for Northwest's
very own Glenn Weber and GUAM on the next season of "The Amazing Race!"
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families!