so...dekel and i applied to compete in the Israeli version of the Amazing Race for a chance to win 1 million shekels. we first thought of applying after watching the American version here at home and thinking "we could do this, and win." so we went online and signed up for season 2, beginning sometime next year. it took us a good 2 hours to answer all of the questions and find pictures of ourselves to meet the requirements. ex. a face shot of both candidates, a photo of both candidates from the hips up, a full-body photo of both candidates, etc...
i got a call on monday asking if we could make it to ramat hahiyal (near tel aviv) on thursday at 5:30 and i didnt even hesitate to say yes. tel aviv is about 2 hours away so we planned to leave work early and catch the train and welcome this adventure. it started out stressful to say the least. we had a train to catch at promptly 2:53 and we left work at 2. dekel picked me up and of course i was late by 7 minuts, it never fails- i am always late by a few minutes (not a good start for the amazing race!!)- but i hopped in the car and we were on the way to the train station. we ran into traffic after about 15 minuts of driving which put us into road rage mode. we still had about 20 minutes to go to get to the train station and we had not anticipated traffic. shit. we waited it out and broke through the traffic jam and sped on our way. at one of the traffic lights we even had to switch seats to save time so dekel could change from his work clothes to his casual outfit for the interview. anyways, we made it to the train station at 2:48, parked, and RAN all the way to the gate. bought our tickets and made it just in time to board. great start to the amazing race i kept thinking to myself.
we had an hour and 50 minutes till we made it to tel aviv so i dove into LA Candy, I'm on chapter 7 and its just now getting juicy...?
we had to switch trains and i thought it a great chance for a little photo shoot :)
i wore a fun patterened zip-up-the-front dress that i bought back in Dallas, Steve Madden boots that my sister so generously gave me because i didn't take them off when i visited in june, belt from twentyfour seven and my favorite pair of tights from H&O
the joke of the day was that i could not find ANYTHING in my purse, we were in such a rush before getting to the train that i just dumped my make up in there for touch ups on the train, we had paperwork in there, my book, our phones, wallets, i even stuffed my little jacket in there!
we made it to tel aviv and need to jump on a bus to get to our destination, which was the Reshet building, which is the television channel that the amazing race is broadcasted on. we picked up some salt bagels on the way to the bus stop and of course, got silly.
beautiful tel aviv sky, it felt really good to be in a big city again
so we made it to the Reshet building at 5:29, a minute early! and ended up waiting to audition for 2 hours. there were so many people there, it was insane, we finally got in at around 8 and were taken to a room with a really nice lady who just asked us some questions about what we did, why we wanted to be on the show, what makes us special as a couple, etc...i think we sold ourselves pretty well, and to be honest it really would be so entertaining to see me and dekel together for a couple of weeks, especially working together under stress! ha! so that was it, they are conducting interviews until february so i don't expect to hear back anytime soon, but we left with a good feeling and went out to cheers with a beer after our interview. wish us luck!