Friday, May 19, 2006

Local Boy Wins...


For all you Amazing Race fans!!

Hurray for BJ and Tyler. Tyler is from Woodside.....the town right next to my little town. His dad, Jamis, owns the resturaunt called Bucks (in the late 90's it was THE place for tech deals to happen over breakfast). Derek and I had our first date at Bucks. We also met Shirly Temple Black and Joan Biaz there once, they weren't together but they are locals. Jamis is a wacky, artist type and his kids are very intelligent free spirits. Tyler is his middle son and his youngest son is my youngest brother in law's best friend. A few years ago Tyler made a movie by walking from the bottom of Japan to the top. He does stuff like that. Amazing Race was nothing.

It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy (and I am glad it wasn't those d%#@ frat boys!!)

16 comments:

~j. said...

Hooray, indeed. And TTOW. I'm so glad they won. They're just good.

Fizzle said...

I usually don't regret my decision to not watch much TV and to certainly avoid reality shows. But would've been interesting to see some of your hometown characters!

(You're adopting from Ethiopia in a few months?! fantastic! Hope to hear more about it)

Christy said...

They certainly deserved to win. They were the most fun, interesting players they've had in a long time (maybe ever?). Love those hippies!

wendysue said...

I was so happy they won! It was so nice to see people that actually thrived by traveling in foreign countries rather than the usual nag and complain that we've seen in amazing races' past. (that annoying family in last season--ugh.) They deserved it, and earned it.

MAK said...

HEAR HEAR on the frat boys, bek. I sincerely hope they are never able to get a date again after their pathetic comments about women and wanting to get laid the whole race.

I didn't think they were particularly good, just lucky. So we were REALLY glad to see "the hippies" win!

Bek said...

Ironically, they aren't really hippies at all. That is just a good example of how they knew marketing would work in their favor. They just decided not to cut their hair or shave.

I LOVE that they helped other people and still won. :-)

~j. said...

(I didn't mean good as in skilled, necessarily, I just meant they're good people. For mak, in case that was a question.)

Fizzle said...

bek - lemme know if you got my email....

fiz

chronicler said...

Bek, I was jumping up and down and clapping when I saw the finish! This TAR has been the best. It, and the "hippies", proved you didn't have to be mean or uncaring to win this race. I loved it and look forward to the next. If you ever happen to run into the guys, let them know we thought they were super.

La Yen said...

Ask them where they got those foxy red pants.

Jeff-rye said...

Hey!! I know that guy by proxy. I saw "Kintaro Walks Japan" I bet you didn't know that. D and I watched it over at the in-laws house. Weird, that is cool though!!

Bek said...

Hey little bro!! Howdy.

You DID see "Kintero walks Japan?" Wow, that is impressive. There is a new Amazing Race dish to be put on the menu at Bucks. I hope it isn't something nasty like bugs, etc.

Ha, my word verificaion word was leyin.....just like la yen....

Melody said...

I watched one episode of the amazing race - the finale - and the three of us in the room: myself, my newlywed daughter and her usually quiet cowboy husband (none of us invested AT ALL in the show before that night) were yelling, sweating over who would win and chanting: Hippies! Hippies! Hippies! How lucky are you- You're only separated from them by about four degrees ... "Tyler is his middle son and his youngest son is my youngest brother in law's best friend"

Suzie Petunia said...

Hooray for the hippies. I was very happy to see them win, too. Now I want to see his Japan-walking movie.

Bek - you have inspired me with your last post. Check out the results on my blog...

:: STEVE :: said...

Woo hoo! Winners rule. Losers BLOW!

Bek said...

Ha!! Mothers around the globe are emptying their offspring's rooms of all fun stuff..

LOVE the pictures in your post....