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Written by Rap541
Noticed on a second watch.
The Statesmen jerseys do look a tad um… full of ads. Not quite PARTY CITY IS WHERE THE PARTY IS… but I totally know Lifelock was a sponsor. And Ikea. And something that has a Viking ship as the symbol.
Sometimes I wonder if Amy ever thinks of the twins as adults. If Jeremy - and this isn’t intended as a mock - is responsible enough to trot around Germany and drink beer on his own… why can’t he take his brother and sister to see the sites in Ireland if it really is “a long week” for the average height siblings to just hang at the games? Seems like that would have alleviated all the average height sibling boredom.
One of the basketball teams was USA/Germany….
Eddie has a rocking bod.
Amy and Jake play ping pong in the game room. They have a game room! Amy notes how winning is everything as she plays ping pong. It’s cute.
So we have blurred out sponsors. Rockstar, yes, but from now on they are Blurred Beverage. Amy notes they gave her a bike to auction off and basically did a whole lot, and Blurred Beverage gets no advertising on the show. How lucky for them! I wonder why that was? There’s a series of shots of Amy falling on a minibike over and over. Zach hay bales that its cool Amy tries things.
Now we’re at the golf club. Lets call it “Blurred Club”. Since you know, that’s how sponsors should be handled. Amy talks smack to someone about playing golf and then decides to actually learn to play. There’s talk about how she needs stronger clubs. I think Amy just wants to make a play for Tiger. Insert lots of swinging.
Matt knows that Amy is distracted, so he can do things that he wants. He wants a shed so he can sort his giant piles of scrap wood littered in various piles. Ever wonder if the farm is edited to not show the piles of scrap that look like crap at a dumpsite? I wonder. Matt notes to the men that he needs to justify it all to Amy as she is a bitch.
Amy golfs and goes on about how she needs to play if she is going to have a charity thing for DAAA. She says “this game is a little more harder” and I don’t normally mock Amy’s grammar but really? How can I let THAT go?
You know what would be the perfect TLC show? Kate and Toddlers and Tiaras! I mean, I assume Kate would out scream the toddlers…
Amy goes on about the golf clubs and needing custom clubs because that’s not inexpensive at all or unreasonable. Amy hits balls and Jeremy watches and gives tips. Jeremy with much different hair hay bales how Amy golfs. One assumes this will be his episode insight.
Amy is off to snark on the woodshed project and is of course annoyed by not knowing about the project. Matt goes on and on about how incredibly necessary the wood shed is. Amy hay bales how Matt likes his projects. She asks questions about costs and notes that 3000 is a lot to spend on wood that has sat in crap piles on the farm for ten years. Matt snots to the workers how he won.
He hay bales how he has to hide things from Amy until he’s done. Because as a man, he’s entitled to do as he pleases without the wife getting input. It’s a long winded rant about balloons lifting the house and how he gave up that dream to please Amy. I think he was trying to be funny. Amy notes that there’s actually already a wood storage barn (which we have seen) and they don’t really need a wood shed. If, you know, the piles of wood were sorted and put IN the wood barn. Matt snarks to the workers how he’s a man and he’s gonna tell his woman to hesh on the topic.
Amy is back at Blurred Club and she is all “I am competing with someone!”. She shoots badly. I’m sorta waiting for her to fling a club and curse. Finally she putts one in. Ugh. If there’s anything more boring to watch than basketball, its beginners playing golf.
There’s a cement mixer for the shed. Matt notes that since Amy didn’t expressly forbid the woodshed build, he does it. He notes that he’s a better man than average heights because of his projects. That’s not arrogant. He drives Amy to the shed and claims the shed will be filled up. Amy notes that money just might be an issue. This is a pretty tired argument. I assume it was a slow day and they had to consult the storyline cheat sheet.
Amy goes on and on about golf. She just has to beat Laurie! She’s completely decked out in golf togs. They talk smack. They wager on spa treatments. There’s much ball hitting. I feel bad for the caddy, who seems annoyed. The par on the first hole was 3 and they were hitting 8s and 9s. God this just goes on and on and on…..I muse on how awesome Survivor was last night.
Amy hay bales how determined she is to win the spa treatment. Suddenly the editing changes and Amy’s not sucking any more. For added drama they are tied on the last hole and shot. Will it be sunk??? Commercial!
I ponder just what my neighbors are doing that I can hear it over the air conditioner. Bang bang bang!
Recap! They’re tied! Amy wants to win! SO BAD! AND….. ITS IN! Laurie notes in good sport fashion “That sucks!” Amy brags and brags.
God, more golfing. Insert golf shots from the last episode. Amy’s raising money for DAAA despite being kicked off the board.
Amy cooks food and hay bales how she is hosting an event at the farm. People stop by and she notes that they are local businesspeople. Again its for DAAA and Bridge Meadows which is a local charity. She tells her tale to the potential sponsors at the zip line. Lots of DAAA shots. Some one hands her a check for the start, which is nice.
Overshot of the farm and the fleet of cars. Amy hay bales about her charity foundation. It seems to be a girl thing, with women everywhere at first and then time seems to jump around as things are happening and scenes occur. Marty and people from Deadliest Catch may come. Amy hay bales how she worries about money. She does not want the charity to be a loser of money.
Amy tells Matt that 500 people will be arriving to the farm. That’s a pretty big event. Matt wonders how that will happen. That’s positive, Matt. He hay bales how Amy wants to do a big project on her own. Amy notes that Matt was worried she couldn’t handle it. Yeah, that’s quite clear.
So it’s a day before and things seem remarkably organized. Zack mows grass. Scott is helping, Jake is helping. Matt says happy anniversary - and notes he didn’t hold it against her but here we are with Matt noting publicly that she forgot. Matt, its not like she went to Hawaii by herself because she needed a break from you on your birthday, you know.
Jeremy puts stuff out. Amy has planned a huge event. There’s a ton of event stuff. Jeremy and boyfriends are lifting things, Zach is running errands. Gayle? Seems to have a little bit of a breakdown but nothing too serious. Amy physically falls like where she could have hurt herself. Like, it looked like it hurt.
Now Amy has a headset to track her people. Interesting. I’m beginning to see how a project runs with well… some organization. She runs about but people seem pretty calm. Matt is patrolling the roads. He notes to the camera that he considers the farm a sanctuary and he doesn’t like the violation. Isn’t this the exact opposite of the first season where Matt just loved hosting big corporate events and Amy was annoyed at the crowds? He gets pretty touchy about his territory being violated. I think Matt doesn’t like it when other people have projects. Jeremy holds balloons.
Amy hay bales as she has her make up done that she wanted to prove she could do something big. Its kind of sweet. I also note that Amy’s idea of event planning seems very well planned and doesn’t involve any last minute moments of psychosis or giant project building.
Amy notes how worried she is. People register. Marty is there. Gayle seems totally fine. Amy gets a check donated and is very thankful. Someone from Top Chef is there. And guys from the Deadliest Catch - I’d ooh and ah more if I watched the show. Amy falls on the deck again. She does the glad handing routine well. The whole family seems to show up. Matt notes to the gets that the lawn is probably ruined by Amy’s handling of the tent. There’s a lot of people there. The auction starts. There’s a kid mini golf cart that is sold. There’s a 47k statue that sells for 5000 dollars. Amy notes how this stuff is just selling for way too little. Then Zach comes out to save the day by giving a talk.
Zach actually does a nice a job of explaining DAAA. I was impressed. And then the auction seems to pick up and stuff starts selling! Hurrah! The exciting hopeful music plays! Amy hay bales how they hoped they made enough to cover the costs.
Commercial. Next week the kids set the house on fire. Hurrah!
So the auction continues! Amy has no idea how much was made. Amy gives a nice thank you to the crowd and says thank you. Amy really does seem to glow here. Amy and Zach hug at the end.