The Bachelor (again!?!)

As you know from my past posts, The Bachelor/ette is one of my (stupid) guilty pleasures. 

One of my favorite Bachelors of past seasons was Brad Womack.  While I was shocked and disappointed that he didn’t choose anyone, I respected his decision NOT to choose; NOT to be pressured into doing something he didn’t feel was right.

Although I thought it was a sneaky, dirty trick the way ABC led us sheep to the slaughter – thinking there was going to be a proposal and everything without a hint that there might be something wrong in La-la Land, I understood it was just their idea of theatricality.

I felt bad for the girls and for Brad after it was all over. He was vilified and they came across as pathetic and sad.

Last week ABC announced Brad is back as the next season’s Bachelor.

My first reaction was surprise. I mean, didn’t he learn his lesson last time?

And he wants to come back for more?

Goodness Gracious!!

Doesn’t he know better?

I thought he was a (fairly) intelligent man.

Now, I’m not so sure.

Is he in need of money? Is that why he is doing this?

Does he want fifteen more minutes of fame?

Does he think this will redeem him in the eyes of the Bachelor-watchers around the world? (and why would he care what those people thought, anyway?)  I feel pretty sure Mike Fleiss will throw him under the bus if it means good ratings. I’m thinking Mike Fleiss doesn’t really care about anything BUT ratings.

Does he really think he’s going to find True Love on this show?

One never knows. And we may never know his real motivation for re-joining the Bachelor franchise.

But, I do know one thing. It will be interesting TV viewing.  And I’ll be right there in January – watching to see what unfolds.

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Who knew!?!

I discovered something new about myself this weekend.

Something I would’ve never imagined.

Something that has caused me to look at myself a little differently.

What is that, you ask?

Well, I found out I love, love, love dance/hip-hop music. I guess that is what you call it. I have no clue what it’s categorized as. I don’t really care. I just love it.

La Roux

Enrique Iglesias

Lady Gaga

Taoi Cruz

Ke$ha

Seriously.

Me?

I love the beat of the songs – not that crazy about the suggestive lyrics (some of them had me going “WHAT did they just say?!”) but I’m loving that rhythmic beat.

Especially driving down the road as fast as I dare with the radio turned up as loud as I can stand.

Goodness.

The Middle-Aged-Mommy-Me is shocked.

The Other-Me is thrilled.

🙂

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Wondering on Wednesday ~ What makes you happy?

I was thinking about how happy I’ve been lately.  Granted, there’s been some stress in my life, but even with that, I just have this overall feeling of contentment.  Life is good.  I’m blessed with a job that I love and can do from home, a schedule that allows me to focus on my kids when I need to and juggle other responsibilities. I have a husband who loves me and supports me in all my crazy ideas and two not-so-little girls that I adore (and who like me most of the time, too).

On top of all that, there are the little things that make me happy. 

Here are a few little things that have made me happy lately:

  1. Werther’s Original Sugar Free Caramel Coffee candiesimage
    These are sooo good. You can’t tell they are sugar free and they give a great coffee and caramel flavor. Very rich tasting. I feel like I’m getting away with something when I eat one of these.
  2. My Droid image
    How did I ever survive without this thing?  Seriously. I take it EVERYWHERE
    (even the bathroom, but that is probably TMI, isn’t it?)
    It’s like having a laptop in your pocket. I can find out anything I want to know anytime, anywhere. Directions, updates from my friends on Facebook, emails from work, movie times, restaurants, etc.  I’m so addicted, the darn thing should probably have a name (like Beatrice Nook does)
  3. My Knitting
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    After stepping away from the hot yarn for the summer, I’m so enjoying getting back into my knitting. I find such peace as I’m sitting at the dance studio waiting for the girls to finish up classes and knitting my little heart out. I guess I’m a kinesthetic person, because the physical act of knitting is like a balm to my soul. It just really calms me and focuses me. I have started knitting in the evenings for about 30 minutes before the bedtime rush. It has been really interesting to do that – I find I’m a lot more patient and calm for the monkeys’ bedtime when I do that.
  4. Beatrice Nook
    I love being able to read anything whenever/wherever I want. I also love the fact that I have the Nook software on my Droid so I can read even if I forget Beatrice (the horror!) and find myself with a few extra moments somewhere.
  5. (this one may sound crazy to you) Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Detergent
    image Maybe crazy sounding, but I am loving this stuff. It gets out all kinds of stains and it has the best scent! I don't even think I need a dryer sheet when I’m finished with the washing.  The clothes are fresh, clean, and soft when I’m folding them. Love it.

Wondering on Wednesday

So, today, I’m wondering…

What makes you happy?

Enter a comment below
and tell me your five things that make you happy today.

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Bachelor Pad: I think I need a prophylactic

For those of you who were following the Bachelorette last season –

I have to ask: are you following the new show, Bachelor Pad?

I watched a little bit of the show the other night.

All I can say is…

BACHELOR PAD - "Bachelor Pad," the exciting new competitive reality series from the producers of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," premieres MONDAY, AUGUST 9 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. (ABC/CRAIG SJODIN)BACK ROW: ASHLEY ELMORE, JESSIE SULIDIS, KRISILY KENNEDY, JUAN BARBIERI, GWEN GIOIA (ON JUAN'S SHOULDERS); MIDDLE ROW: GIA ALLEMAND (ON DAVID'S SHOULDERS), MICHELLE KUJAWA, JONATHAN NOVACK, NATALIE GETZ, WES HAYDEN, KIPTYN LOCKE, PEYTON WRIGHT, JESSE BECK; FRONT ROW: DAVID GOOD, JESSE KOVACS, TENLEY MOLZHAN, NIKKI KAPPKE, ELIZABETH KITT, CRAIG MCKINNON

EEEEWWWW

Just the little bit I watched made me feel like I needed to get up and take a shower. 

I felt contaminated, covered in a slime of skankiness.

I mean, really?  This is what they want us to watch while we wait for the next installment of the Bachelor?

Going forward, I think I may be watching reruns of  The Closer or Criminal Minds
There may be gruesome murders on those shows, but at least I don’t feel like I need to be decontaminated after watching.

Elizabeth Kitt

I’ll have to be completely honest. I didn’t watch the entire show.

I couldn’t.

I watched about fifteen minutes (or maybe a little more) and felt like I had to run – far, far away.

The parts that I did see showed me that these “characters” on the show are all just a wee bit shy of the full order of fries in their Happy Meals.  Did you see Elizabeth toying with Jesse K?  She is just a sick, sick girl. I think she must enjoy the Black Widow routine.

Dying her hair blonde doesn't disguise this fact.

She reels ‘em in, gets ‘em hooked and then WHAM! before they know it they’re dealing with a whacko girlfriend.  I couldn’t believe she was blackmailing poor Jesse into showing her affection and remaining her “boyfriend.”

''There are girls here who like me…. If you treat me poorly it can have negative consequences on you.''

I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that maybe this is why she is still single.  She may be beautiful, but she is nuts.


And speaking of nuts…


Michelle KujawaWe had the meltdown from hell (heard from inside the bathroom) from ex-Bachelor resident Michelle. She decided that sweet little Kenley needed to be confronted for some supposed rumor she started about Michelle and Craig. In typical Michelle fashion, (or what I am assuming is her typical fashion given what we’ve seen of her in previous Bachelor shows) she sneak-attacks Kenley in the bathroom and proceeds to scare the bejeezus out of her. 

I think poor Tenley was probably saying some Hail Marys and hoping she could escape that bathroom by wiggling her nose a-la Samantha from Bewitched.  I can’t imagine being blindsided like that.  

And then we see Poor Tenley (which is how I think we should begin to refer to her) being comforted by Elizabeth. 

Oh.my.goodness. Does the girl attract the crazies?  I just wanted to shout at the TV, “Run, Tenley, run! There’s another one! Run for your life!” She had no idea she was being comforted by the Black Widow herself.

After watching those two scenes, I decided I’d had enough. I turned the channel and watched some psychopathic serial killer on Criminal Minds. Much safer television viewing, I’m sure.

So, what do you think of the Bachelor Pad?

Are you going to watch?

The jury is still out for me.