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Bachelor Week 4

Week 4 picks up dealing with the aftermath of Sarah’s departure. The remaining girls, and especially Vic are trash talking Sarah. Katie steps in and tells Vic to stop the bad mouthing and Vic straight up says No I will do whatever the fork I want. UGH. I loathe Victoria. She’s clearly only here for drama and the producers are keeping her around. Vomit.


So we have to finish up a group date. Chelsea (who I really like) is trying to talk about her hair and the impact it has in a white world, but all Matt’s trying to do is make out. At least he has the decency to give Chelsea the group date rose.


Rose Ceremony and Cocktail Party


Vic shows up to the cocktail party looking like a drunk raccoon again. But this time she’s sporting a (hopefully faux) GIANT fur coat. I mean, I get it’s chilly up there in PA but you’re indoors! Vic is talking to Matt when Chris Harrison interrupts them (HA!!!) and takes Matt to the front of the resort at the end of the red carpet. All the girls notice this and are speculating that Sarah’s back. But no! It’s 5 new women! WHY??? Why add 5 new women to the pot when there are still 18 left and NO ONE is getting time with Matt because of drama?!?


The new ladies are:


Brittany, 23, model. The moment she walks up to Matt she shoves her tongue down his throat!!!


Michelle, 27, teacher.


Ryan, 26, Dancer/Choreographer.


Kim, 28, ICU nurse.


Catalina, 29, Former Miss Puerto Rico.


Of course the OG women are PISSED at this new development! Like, FUMING. Catalina walks into the room where all the women are and Vic straight up snatches Catalina’s crown right off her head! RUDE. BTW, why does Anna always look like she’s smelling rotted squirrel??


Rose Ceremony


Vic gets a rose and it’s not even the last one! Matt always looks so pained when he has to give Vic a rose! Going home are Khaylah (boooo- love her!!!), Kaili, and new girl Kim.


The next day Ben Higgins arrives to give Matt advice. WHY??? Ben is not a success story on the Bachelor! I mean, he’s engaged now but he slid into his fiancee’s DMs. Whatever.


Group Date


The girls will have to go through an Autumn themed obstacle course complete with rowing across a lake in a giant pumpkin, donning a squirrel suit to hunt for “acorns” in a leaf pile, and a foot race. Poor Magi gets stuck in out on the lake until the whole thing is over. Mari wins and she’s supposed to get a great prize but I never see what that is!


After Party


Anna and Matt are talking for literally 3 minutes when Brittany interrupts. This does not sit well with Anna. Nothing else of note happens during the after party, and Bri gets the rose. After Matt leaves Anna decides to ask Brittany in front of the group, and all of America, if Brittany is an escort!!! Anna swears people in Chicago told her to watch out for Brittany and that Britt entertains men for money. This rumor doesn’t appear to hold any water and Britt denies it right away.


Michelle’s 1-1


Michelle and Matt are tasked to complete an extreme scavenger hunt where they zip line and ride in a tethered hot air balloon. The most fun part of this date is watching the balloon operator (I’m guessing) scrunch himself down in the basket so as to not be in the make out shot!!!


Fake Dinner


Michelle quotes Maya Angelou and Matt picks up on it right away. Good thing because it seemed like Michelle was going to try and claim that quote as her own. She gets the rose.


Group Date


CH & Wells (!!! LOVE HIM) are there and they announce they will be overseeing a boxing match between the girls on the group date while the other girls of the house watch in a mix of horror and delight. The women go THUNDER DOME on each other!!! There’s more bloodlust in this boxing ring than in an MMA cage on a Saturday night! Matt finally stops the beatings and they all move on to the after party.


After Party


Our boy Matt LOVES to rock a mock. Turtleneck, that is! All the OG girls are being so mean to the new girls and Katie is trying to stand up for the newbies but the OGs are NOT having it. So Katie tells Matt about the bullying and name calling. She is v mature about it and doesn’t name names, just tells him to address it.

And that’s it my BBs!!! Until next week!!! 🌹 xo

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Bachelor Week 3

Week 3-This week picks up at the last Rose Ceremony where Sarah just faux fainted. Matt takes her outside and her claims of not being able to see suddenly go away with his jacket on her shoulders and his tongue in her mouth!


The Rose Ceremony continues! Victoria gets the final rose AGAIN! And again Matt looks pained handing it to her. Come on producers, let him send her home! Vic straight up looks like she did the walk of shame off a 3 night bender to get to the rose ceremony! Going home: Marylynn, Alana (who??), Illeana, Kristin, and Sydney. Honestly, apart from Marylynn, who knew these ladies were even still here???


Before the night ends Vic sets her sights on Sarah as her new nemesis.


Group Date

The girls walk into a dark lounge area where Ashley I is reading from Chris Harrison’s erotic romance novel! Who knew CH was such a steamy writer??? So for today’s date all the girls have to write a scene from a romance novel about Matt and read it in front of a group.


Yes, it’s as awkward as you think. The girls read their scenes one by one and some of them have to get bleeped! Vic gets bleeped the most (of course)! The other girls from the house are in the audience and Sarah is having a really hard time wrapping her head around the fact that Matt is dating multiple people. HELLO??? Have you seen the show???


After party


Ok so last week one of you BBs told me Matt kisses with his eyes open. This week I paid attention and you’re right! WHAT is he looking at??? SO odd!!!


During the after party, Sulky Sarah leaves the house and crashes the group date! Matt is talking with Katie when Sarah interrupts. She says she has to talk to Matt about an urgent matter. Katie rejoins the group to give Sarah time. This news does NOT sit well with the rest of the girls on the group date. The urgent matter: Um, like, I don’t like you dating other women. This is hard for me. UGH!!! It’s hard for ALL the girls Sarah!


Katie goes back to Matt & Sarah and totally sits down on the sofa with them! SO FUNNY and YAY Katie!!! Sarah is all put out like she’s supposed to be there! UGH. Matt walks Sarah out. BTW, Vic is wearing another interesting dress. It’s all tan with ragged strips of fabric like Janna of the jungle.


Matt comes back from walking Sarah out and ENDS the group date! Even though he hasn’t spoken to more than half the women! They are NOT HAPPY. Rachael gets the group date rose.


Serena P’s 1-1


Matt comes to pick up Serena from the group and starts to apologize to the group about last night’s group date debacle. But then he notices Sulky Sarah isn’t there because she refuses to come out of her room. So instead of apologizing he GOES TO SARAH’S ROOM!!! Which just validates her behavior.


Finally he makes it back to the group and he and Serena leave for their date. They ride horses to a picnic. While making out, a donkey comes up to them. Then a few more donkeys come over! Serena is loving it, but Matt’s not thrilled. As a donkey lover myself, I think it’s super cute!!!


Fake Dinner

Serena says she’s falling in like with Matt. He gives her the rose and they get in a hot tub.


Back at the house, Sulky Sarah rejoins the group. She apologizes to Katie then the rest of the women but they are NOT having it. Vic especially is throwing out vicious verbal barbs at Sarah. Such a mean girl!


The next day Sarah is still in her room crying. Katie comes in and talks to her. Sarah says she’s going to leave and tells Katie about her dad’s ALS. Katie tells her she supports Sarah going home to be with her family. Katie then goes back to the group and updates them on Sarah’s situation and tells them all to keep it classy.


Sarah packs up and goes to Matt’s little house to tell him she’s leaving. But instead of citing her dad’s health as her reason to leave she tells him she’s been attacked by the cruel and malicious women of the house. He walks her out and she leaves in tears.


And that’s it until next week when apparently 5 new women show up for some reason and it brings loads of drama!!! Until then my BBs! 🌹xo

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Bachelor Week 2

Week 2! Finally we get to the dates and thanks to Victoria….the drama!!!


Bri gets the first 1-1 date and she is wearing a sleeveless turtleneck with another shirt tied over it diagonally, separating her boobs. It’s an odd styling choice, but I like Bri. She and Matt mount 4 wheelers and tool through the forest. At one point Bri gets on Matt’s 4 wheeler and he promptly wrecks it, throwing them both into the mud! Her poor hair!!! They ride to a hot tub in the middle of the woods and chat and make out.


Back at the house (resort), Victoria is NOT trying to make friends. She’s left to talk to producers because the other girls are quickly becoming tired of her!


Fake Dinner- Matt and Bri talk about how they grew up with absent fathers. Bri tells Matt her mom was just 13 years old when she was born. And now their relationship is strained because her mom is pregnant and starting a whole new family. Bri seems real and down to earth and gets the rose. They view some fireworks and make out.


At the house, the other girls are watching the fireworks too. Meanwhile Vic is making enemies. She decides she doesn’t want to room with Marylynn and would rather sleep on the sofa in the common area.


Group Date-


There are 18 (!!!) women on this date! 18!! How on earth is this supposed to work??? The women are told they are going to have a wedding day photo shoot (natch). Come on ABC, come up with some fresh date ideas please! So all the girls change into wedding dresses and stand in line to have their photos taken with Matt. While Mari is up for her turn, Vic interrupts her shoot and says it’s time for the Royal Wedding. UGH. She makes Matt take a garter off her leg and kiss her and his face is PRICELESS! He would clearly rather be anywhere else kissing his own brother than Victoria!!!


Thankfully Chris Harrison comes and interrupts saying now the girls will be playing Capture the Heart. A game with no real rules. Vic says “I think my team is a bunch of queens and their team is a bunch of GESTURES!” Bahahaha!!!! Girl, get your royal vocabulary in line!!!


The game is a free for all. Girls falling down, getting slapped in the face with paint laden strips of fabric, flowers, and purses. The ref is totally just napping! At some point CH announces the Red Team has won and the carnage is over. The gold team now has to walk home, but the red team gets to go to an after party with Matt.


At the after party, Vic is sitting down with Matt just saying the word like over and over. He finally interrupts to say “Can I walk you back upstairs?” I’m DYING! They weren’t even together long enough to get interrupted! Vic asks for a kiss and mauls his face with her mouth and I die a little inside.


Lauren gets the group date rose.


Sarah’s 1-1


The first part of their date is a ride in a US Mail open air biplane! They don’t even look strapped in!!! I was so anxious for them! They land and go to a picnic and fire in the woods. Matt asks about her family and Sarah doesn’t tell him about her dad’s sickness.


Fake Dinner


They are talking and Sarah decides to tell Matt all about her dad’s ALS and how she quit her job in TV news to move home to be a caretaker for him. My heart! I just can’t imagine. ALS is SO very devastating. Matt is equally touched and asks how he can be a better partner for her (!!!). Love that! She gets the rose and they kiss but I don’t feel any electricity between them.


Cocktail Party


Victoria is dressed in a poofy sleeve ruched number that totally looks like Strawberry Shortcake’s recycled bridesmaid dress!!! My eyes!!! And her black bra is hanging out the back! Girl is a hot mess. She’s wearing thick gold chains around her neck. Her eye makeup is all smeared and she looks at the beginning of the party like she’s been on a 3 day bender!


Marylynn tells Matt she’s been struggling with this process. GIRL. It is week 2. This is going to eat you alive. Matt gives Marylynn some orchids and she is beaming.


Vic talks to Matt next and tells him Marylynn caused her to sleep on the sofa! Lies!!! Matt now thinks Marylynn is a bully! He pulls Marylynn aside to talk and soft spoken M defends herself. Marylynn then tries to talk and smooth things over with Vic who is having none of it. “I don’t want to sit next to you”. M says “I think we can come to and understanding.” V: “I don’t care to.” NIIIIIICE. Meanwhile ALL the girls are mad that Vic started drama that robbed at least half of them of Matt time.


Rose Ceremony


Pieper gets the first rose. About 10 roses in to the ceremony Sarah stumbles off the stage and says she’s blacking out and can’t see and is seeing stars. Matt goes to her as does a medic.


And that’s it! To be continued…. Until next week BBs!!! 🌹 xo

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Bachelor Week 1- Matt James

The Bachelor, Week 1. I know it feels like I was JUST here talking about the Bachelorette 15 minutes ago, yet here we are with an all new Bachelor!


Matt James is the new Bachelor and he is a tall drink of water! 6’5″ to be exact. Matt is new to the Bachelor franchise. He’s from NC (represent!!!) although now he lives in NYC and works in real estate. Matt also works with kids. How exactly is he still single??? His dad is African-American and his mom is white. She visits him at his little house on the show and is it just me or does she look a LOT like Celine Dion??? My heart will go on!!!

Speaking of the show’s location this season, they are at the Chateau at Nemacolin resort in PA. Clearly the budget for the Bachelor is MUCH higher than the budget for the Bachelorette because this resort makes the La Quinta resort in Palm Springs look like a janky Motel 6 on the wide stretch of the highway!!!


So, we’re almost ready for Matt to meet the ladies but he asks Chris Harrison for some sit down advice time first. Matt’s height makes CH look like a wee elf!!! Matt says he’s never been in love and they talk about the significance of him being the first black Bachelor (ABOUT TIME!!!).


Limo entrances and first impressions-


1. Bri, 24, Communications Manager.

2. Racheal, 24, Graphic Designer. Stunning in her dark green dress!

3. Sarah, 24, Broadcast Journalist.

4. Jessenia, 27, Social Media Marketer.

5. Chelsea, 28, Runway Model. Wearing a V V strappy black dress and looking amazing! Even Matt says “she is WEARING that dress”.

6. Mari, 24, Marketing Director. Lots of marketing peeps tonight.

7. Magi, 32, Pharmacist from Ethiopia. STUNNING AND smart! Life is so unfair!!!

8. Carolyn, 30, Journalist.

9. Sydney, 28, Marketing Specialist.

10. Kristin, 27, Attorney.

11. Anna, 24, Copywriter. Gives Matt a cute Bachelor survival kit.

12. Khaylah, 28, Healthcare Advocate. Has too many Hs in her name. From NC (yay!). Pulls up in a vintage pick up truck. A stick shift at that! Kudos! And she’s drop dead gorgeous!

13. Serena C., 24, Flight Attendant.

14. Serena P., 22, Publicist. Brings with her a step stool since she’s just 5’2″. Cute!

15. Alicia, 24, Professional Ballerina.

16. Saneh, 25, IT Consultant. Wearing Goat shoes. Like cloven hoofed goat shoes.

17. Alana, 26, Photographer. Wearing the same red, strappy dress as Anna. Presents Matt with a bowl of spaghetti so they can have a Lady and the Tramp moment.

18. Kaili, 26, Hostess. Walks up in lingerie! Just an open robe, bra, panties, and stilettos! She’s pulling a garment rack with 2 dresses hanging on it. Asks Matt to pick her dress for the evening. She’s smoking hot and clearly confident!

19. Abigail, 25, Client Financial Manager. She was born deaf.

20. Corrinne, 22, Marketing Manager. See what I mean about all the marketing??

21. Marylynn, 28, Event Coordinator.

22. Emani, 25, Realtor.

23. Lauren, 23, Corporate Attorney.

24. Peiper, 23, Grad Student.

25. MJ, 23, Hair Stylist. Drives up in a beat up pizza delivery car. Gives Matt a pizza.

26. Katie, 29, Bank Marketing Manager. Brings a VIBRATOR with her. It lights up and buzzes. This girl is a whole vibe.

27. Amber, 30, Nursing Student. Rides up on tandem bicycle.

28. Kimberly, 28, Airline Recruiter. Inexplicably throws a GIANT fake fish at Matt.

29. Casandra, 25, Social Worker. Arrives wearing a football jersey with Mrs. James on the back.

30. Illeana, 25, Health Food Developer. Asks Matt “Can I put my balls in your mouth?”. Meatballs. GROAN.

31. Kit 21, Fashion Entrepreneur. Whatever that means. She’s wearing the only short dress of the evening.

32. Victoria, 27, Queen. UGH. She arrives by being carried by 4 men on a throne. Wearing a tiara, brought a crown for Matt.

I have to say, this is the most beautiful group of women I’ve ever seen! Most of the dresses are gorgeous too.
The women are all gathered when Matt arrives. He LEADS THEM IN PRAYER!!!! Then he gives a wee speech. You can tell he’s nervous.

The cocktail party is pretty standard and uneventful. Until Mari and Matt are talking about how she’s from Puerto Rico. Matt asks some empathetic questions about her family and all of the natural disasters there. JUST as Mari is about to respond, Katie TAPS HER ON THE SHOULDER with that vibrator!!!! GAG!!!! In the age of Covid you’d think people would be more sanitary!!!


Then Kit has JUST sat down to talk with Matt when Victoria walks up and says “Excuse me princess, but the queen is here.” GROAN. I already loathe this girl. And it’s not because she’s clearly drunk.


CH brings in the First Impression rose and all the girls go wild with speculation.


Victoria interrupts yet another girl to talk to Matt a second time. This does not go over well with the other ladies, especially because almost half of them have yet to talk to him!


Matt and Abigail are talking and I already love her. She’s got a personality! And she’s not ashamed of the fact that she’s deaf. Then….Matt kisses her! Yay!!! He comes back a few moments later and gives her the 1st Impression Rose. Yay some more!!!


Rose Ceremony-

Bri gets the first rose. Victoria gets the last rose and it’s CLEAR that she’s a producer save because Matt does not look happy handing her that rose.


Going home: Alicia, Amber, Carolyn, Casandra, Corrinne, Emani, Kimberly, and Saneh.

SO Matt still has approximately 417 ladies left. 24 really. But this is a record amount to start with. Apparently women swarmed ABC with applications when it was announced that Matt would be the Bachelor.

Be sure to watch the credits scenes. This one is hilarious!!! CH drives the pick up truck away and he’s so proud of himself for knowing how to drive a stick!

And that’s it until next week BBs!!! xo🌹

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Bachelorette Finale

Finale-


We start back with Ben and Tayshia. She tells Ben he can come to the Rose Ceremony tonight. And she kisses him!


Rose Ceremony


Ben arrives, much to the surprise of Ivan and Zac! JUST before handing out the first rose, Tay asks to speak to Ivan. They go sit down and she says they have differing religious beliefs so she breaks up with him and sends him home! I need more information ABC!!! What are these differences?!?


Back to Ben and Zac ( I swear, rules just don’t apply on this show anymore!!!) Tay tells them they will meet her family.


The next day, Tay’s family arrives. Mom, Dad, and 2 brothers. So cute! Ben is up first to meet the fam and before she goes to get him, Tay fills the family in on the fact that Ben had been sent home but came back. He makes a good impression on the family, especially because he went to West Point and served in the military.
Zac meets the family the next day. Dad talks to Zac and likes him a lot. Mom is really soft spoken. Zac knows just what to say to win the family over.


The next morning, Tay’s Dad drops by to lay down some wisdom for her. Then she has her last date with Zac. They learn a wedding first dance from instructors. They do great! That night they hang out at Zac’s suite because by this time the producers are JUST SO TIRED of trying to come up with creative dates at the La Quinta!


The next day is Ben’s last date. Tay goes to his suite and sits him down and tells him her heart is with another man. She sends him home and he’s either really broken hearted or REALLY trying to be the next Bachelor.


Proposal Day


So it’s Zac. UGH. There’s still just something I don’t like about him!!! Tay looks AMAZING in a skin tight silver dress! Zac arrives in a blue suit with (THANK YOU LORD) black shoes! I hate a pair of brown shoes with a blue suit!!! And he’s finally wearing socks!!! Praise be! Maybe he just brought the one pair. They give each other speeches full of love and he proposes and she says yes. They cry, I cry. I wish them nothing but happiness!!!


And that’s it my BBs! Until January 4th when the extremely handsome Matt James premiers as the Bachelor! xo 🌹

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Bachelorette Week 12

Week 12 Fantasy Suites!


Jojo comes over for a girl chat. Meanwhile Chris Harrison visits the guys and drops off the 1st Fantasy Suites Date Card!


Ivan gets the first date and he’s pumped! Ivan and Tayshia walk to a clearing that’s staged with 2 ice baths. They will be attempting to break the world record for the longest, coldest kiss. They kiss for 6 minutes and 36 seconds, which is about 6 minutes and 30 seconds longer than I’d be able to last in an ice bath! They manage to break the record and then some!!!


That night over Fake Dinner Ivan tells Tay that he’s falling in love with her and she says the same back. Yay!!! Fake Dinner lasts all of about 5 minutes before they are off to the Fantasy Suite, which is an Airstream! Boy is that thing tiny inside! But the set up is v v cute! The next morning they seem to be in good spirits and Ivan says they stayed up all night talking and watched the sun rise.


Zac gets the 2nd FS date. Their day date is body painting and rolling around on a giant canvas and making out. That night Zac tells Tay he loves her and she says she loves him too! WHAT ABOUT IVAN TAY??? Their FS is an actual suite at the La Quinta. It’s beautiful.


Brendan is the last FS date. He arrives wearing a button up Mandarin collar shirt that’s practically a turtleneck. Man loves his neck covered! I’d fall over if I saw him in a deep V!!! Their day date is hanging with Neil Lane trying on wedding jewelry. Poor Brendan is basically mute and sweating profusely through the whole thing! That night over Fake Dinner Brendan admits he’s not healed 100% from his past heartbreak and he’s not ready for marriage yet. So he basically sends himself home. Tay walks him out and says she really thought she’d end up with Brendan at the end! I’m a bit surprised by this because she’s declaring her love all over the place. Poor Brendan is so sad but kudos for not sticking it out just to do it.


The next day Rachel arrives to give advice. After she leaves, Ben (!!!) shows up at CH’s door! Ben tells CH he’s in love with Tay and needs to tell her. That night is a Rose Ceremony. Tay is getting ready for the ceremony in a hugely boobalicious dress. Let’s hope that tape holds Tay!!! JUST before the ceremony, Ben arrives at Tay’s door. She lets him in and they sit down. Ben declares he’s in love with Tayshia. Tay says she needs a minute and walks into another room where she’s talking to producers.


And that’s it for tonight!!! Cliffhanger!!! Back with the finale shortly BBs!!! 🌹

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Bachelorette Week 11

Hometowns!
This is usually one of my favorite episodes because we get a peek behind the curtain and see where these guys came from and who their families are. But COVID messed it all up for me! I mean, them.

Chris Harrison visits the 4 remaining guys and tells them they can’t go to their real hometowns because of Covid so they have to plan dates for Tayshia there on the La Quinta property that represent their hometowns. This ought to be rich! Those poor producers!


Brendan is up first and he takes Tay to a makeshift carnival, which does’t tell me a thing about his hometown! His little niece joins them and it’s sweet seeing Brendan interact with her.


That night Tay and Brendan meet up with Brendan’s brother and SIL and the niece is there too. Brendan telling his brother how great of a brother and father he is is making me cry! Dammit ABC, don’t make me have real feelings for these people!!!


Zac is next and he says he’s taking Tay on a tour of NYC. I still can not figure out what she sees in him!!! Anyway, they get into a cardboard taxi and go to a “bagel shop”, “pizza joint”, “Central Park” and then they full on get into a fountain and make out. It’s strange. But I have to admit, the taxi was cute!


That night they meet Mom, Dad, and Brother. Mom is in a strapless black top! Go Mom! I’m all team Mom until Mom says let’s have a cheers. UGH!!! People! It’s let’s have a TOAST! What’s so hard about that to remember?!?
Ivan (yay!) is next up and he takes Tay to his suite where they watch a video starring his adorable little niece. Then they cook some Filipino food and dance around the kitchen. Too cute!


That night Tay finds out she’s only the 2nd girl Ivan’s ever introduced to his parents! YIKES!!! Ivan’s parents are cuties and I can’t help but notice his mom and Tayshia are basically dressed alike. Mom is a big skeptic of this whole journey. Toward the end of the visit Ivan’s brother Gabe pops out and surprises him and there are tears all around! So sweet!!!


Ben is the final hometown date. He’s from Indiana but takes Tayshia to Fake Venice Beach. What the what?!? Makes no sense to me. They roller blade, stop at a fake juice bar, shop at a fake outdoor shop, and swim in the pool.


That night they meet up with Ben’s sister and close family friend. He’s talking with the friend who has to pull it out of him that he’s in love with Tayshia. But he doesn’t tell Tay! What’s wrong with you Ben???


Rose Ceremony


First rose goes to Ivan. #2- Zac, #3- Brendan. Ben!!! You’re going home because you won’t open up! Tay walks him out and he’s a stone faced robot and shows ZERO emotion. Here’s his last chance to say I love you and he clams up. In the car he realizes that maybe she loves him but doesn’t think he loves her. That’s called REGRET my friend.


And that’s it for this week! Next week is the 2 night finale in this rushed season. I don’t see how any of these guys OR Tay are ready to marry each other at this point, as they’ve only spent like 45 minutes with each other. Oh well, that’s show business baby!!!


Until next week my BBs!!! 🌹xo

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Bachelorette Week 10

Week 10- Lead up to Hometowns and Men Tell All!

Chris Harrison is back from taking his son to college and his subsequent quarantine. Thank goodness because the 2 episodes Jojo hosted were kinda yawn inducing!

Blake’s 1-1Somehow Blake and Tayshia get a pass off the La Quinta premises and they go out into the desert. They are met by a Reiki & Crystal Master (her words). They are told to disrobe down to their undies while Crystal Lady swings crystals over their chakras. It’s at this point that Blake pops a boner! All season long the other guys in the house have talked about how Blake talks non stop about sex, so it’s no surprise he can’t control himself! Gross.

They then do this tantric breathing exercise where Tay has to sit on top of Blake, facing him. They are told to look in each other’s eyes. Blake is totally into it (obvs) but you can see in Tay’s face she’s just not feeling it. Sure enough she doesn’t let Blake make it to Fake Dinner and sends him home right after Crystal time!
Tay then changes clothes and goes to the guys’ room and tells them “We need to talk”. She is crying and asks to talk to Riley. They go outside and she breaks up with him. I’m a bit surprised because they seemed to have a great connection and he’d really been opening up of late. Sorry, Riley, I was rooting for you!

The next day is the Rose Ceremony & Cocktail party. The guys all gather and Bennett walks in with a big smile on his face. He explains that Tayshia invited him back. I can’t help but notice that only ONE man in the whole group is wearing socks and they are ALL wearing suits. WHAT is going on with this??? Please ask the men in your life what their stance is on suits and socks! CSP never wears dress shoes without socks so this is all strange to me.

CH comes in and announces that there’s no cocktail party. Tay arrives in a HIDEOUS pink satin floral dress with a crinkly bottom that really confuses me. They can’t all be winners!

Rose Ceremony

Zac gets the 1st rose and I die a little inside. Ivan gets the second, yay!!! Brendan gets #3 and Ben already has a rose from last week. So that’s your hometown gang! Noah and Bennett are sent home. It’s weird because why let Bennett come back just to turn around and send him right home? Not that I’m on Team Bennett, just wondering.

Men Tell All

This is not correctly titled because they didn’t tell A THING. First of all we’re missing Joe, and Chasen, and Eazy, and who knows who else! So I’m mad about that. And the whole thing feels weird without all the seething women in the audience. Damn you Covid!!!

Noah and Bennett are still at odds. Kenny is wearing a head to toe camo hoodie sweatsuit that is an affront to my eyes. There’s literally no good drama so they had to bring Yosef back. He says he has no regrets about how he verbally attacked and abused Clare. He says if his daughter did the same thing he’d hope someone would call her out on it! And he says he’s not apologizing to Clare. He’s a pure garbage human.

Tayshia comes out and they rehash her breakups with Bennett (boring), Blake (they spent like an hour together and he’s still hung up on it!), and Riley (he was V emotional and obviously still not over Tay, but acted like a true gentleman).

They show some lame bloopers and that’s it until Hometowns! So, until tomorrow BBs!!! 🌹xo

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Bachelorette Week 9

Week 9!! I can’t believe it’s week 9 and Tayshia still has 47 men left to choose from! Narrow the field!!!


We start back at Noah and Bennet’s 2-1 Date, um I mean stern conversation. I saw on Instagram someone comparing Bennet’s teeth to American Girl Doll teeth and now I can’t unsee it. Google it for a treat!!! So Bennet gets to talk to Tay first and she just looks at him with this glazed over expression. I’ve seen more interest come from a tortilla. Also, Bennet is WAY TOO OLD to be wearing bright, white sneakers with a suit! Come on man! I don’t wanna see those ankles!!!


After talking with Tay, Noah goes back and starts up again with Bennet! Not that Bennet doesn’t deserve it but stop being a shit stirrer Noah!!! Tay comes back and tells Bennet he’s condescending and she can’t give him the rose. I could see this coming from a mile away yet I’m still a bit shocked! I say send them both home! This fight they’re in isn’t even interesting! Tay walks a STUNNED Bennet out and then says sending him home just didn’t feel right.


Cut to Noah who’s shoveling Tic Tacs in his mouth as fast as he can. Tay tells him this is NOT a victory for him and doesn’t give him the rose either! But she lets him stay around for the rose ceremony. She also tells Noah he’s not ready for marriage.


Cocktail Party


Noah doesn’t get any time with Tayshia. Meanwhile, after finding out that next week is Home Towns and approximately 30 of them are going home tonight, the guys pull out all the stops to try and get that coveted rose!


Rose Ceremony


There are only 5 roses and this sends the guys into a group panic! Noah skates by by the skin of his teeth and gets the last rose. Going home: Ed (thank you Lord), Demar, and my dear, sweet, super cute Spencer!!! BUT she kept Blake!?!?! This world does not make sense!!!


There are now 7 men left.


The next day Zac gets all emotional about the possibility of bringing Tay home to his family. There’s just something about Zac that does not sit right with me. Hmmm.


Ben gets the 1-1. They do a scavenger hunt around the La Quinta property and it’s a pretty lame date. Even by Covid standards. Step it up producers!!!


Fake Dinner


I notice that Ben has really good hands. I like good hands. He opens up to Tay telling her about his post-military struggles. He broke his back. AND he had 2 failed suicide attempts. I just want to hug him so hard. This is some really personal information that he’s sharing and I think it’s so brave and so important. Kudos to ABC for letting these guys’ personal confessions air. Tayshia gives Ben the rose.

Group Date
Jojo is there to administer the cheapest, jankiest looking lie detector test I’ve ever seen! They couldn’t bring in an “expert” for the day??? Personally, I wouldn’t trust anything that hunk of bolts told me, but I digress.
Tay goes first and then the guys strap in. Zac admits he’s cheated in the past, the machine says Riley’s name isn’t his name, and Brendan is straight up terrified to take Tay home to mama.


Later at the after party…. Tay shows up wearing a set of white damask curtains pretending to be a dress. It has a VERY bridal feel to it. It even has a train!!!


Zac says he did cheat. In the 6th grade. UGH. Brendan’s wearing a Star Trek costume knock off top and it’s so distracting I can barely pay attention to what he’s saying. Riley changed his name due to some painful family history. He was a Junior but there was lots of drama with his dad so now he’s not.


Tayshia says she can’t give out the group date rose and they’ll have to wait until the rose ceremony.


Tay goes back to her room and who should be standing outside her door like a creepy stalker but Bennet!!!! WHAT?!? She lets him in even though I’m screaming at the tv for her not to. They sit down and Bennet says he loves her. He’s breathing all heavy and now she’s all confused and caught off guard. She tells him to give her till tomorrow to think about it. They stand for her to walk him out and hug. Bennet goes in for a kiss but Tay says NO, nice try!!!


And that’s it for this week!!! I personally think Bennet just doesn’t like to lose. He’s not once spoken about Tayshia in a tender, loving manner. My 2 cents.


Next week is a two night event- Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday being the Men Tell All, which I LOVE! Can’t wait!!! Until then my BBs! 🌹xo

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Bachelorette Week 8

Welcome to Week 8 my BBs! We start with an appearance by Jojo at Tayshia’s room for brunch and advice. Then we cut to the guys all gathered around and Chris Harrison KNOCKING on their door. He did take a note from Ed last week! Ha!


CH is going to take his son to college so Jojo will be filling in. NOT my favorite Bachelorette. But I digress.
Zac and his underbite get this week’s first 1-1 date. I’m not excited about this, there’s just something about him I don’t like. He says he doesn’t live a straight and narrow life. Oooh mysterioso!!! Zac & Tay are going to have a Fake Wedding photo shoot! Tay looks less than thrilled, which surprises me because don’t the producers run the dates by her? Anyway, they try on a HIDEOUS, truly, array of wedding ensembles. One of which shows a bit of underboob for Tay. The scandal! This is a family show!


Afterwards the two of them are talking and Zac shares that he was married before for about a year. Tay shares that she was also married previously for less than 2 years and Zac seems oddly excited that they share that in common.


Fake Dinner


Zac talks about himself using his own name, which drives me up a wall people!!! But then he shares that when he was 23 he had a brain tumor which really messed him up and led him to get involved with drugs and ruin his marriage. He ended up in rehab and now sits on the board of that rehab. Again I applaud ABC for not cutting this footage and letting people show their true selves!!! That couldn’t have been easy for Zac. Tay gives him the rose then they are off to ride a ferris wheel that you could not pay me enough to get on! You KNOW that thing was cobbled together in like 30 minutes by some poor PAs and interns! But it’s pretty and they seem to have a good time making out on it!


Group Date


Today’s group date is all about artistic expression! So the guys and Tay assemble in what was most likely the wrestling ring a couple weeks ago, and get their art on. First they have to draw a nude couple. Then they are blindfolded and have to sculpt something that reminds them of their time with Tay. Bennet has jockeyed for the seat next to Tay so he takes the opportunity to kiss her while everyone is blindfolded. He and Noah keep exchanging barbs throughout the date. It’s so annoying and childish. Back to the sculptures. Blake makes a giant penis. Keeping it Klassy with Blake!


Next up the guys have to create their self portraits with mixed media. Brendan just makes a picture frame, but most of the guys go deep! I’m proud of them! They talk about emotional childhood traumas that they’ve lived through. Opening up like that on national tv has got to be hard, so bravo guys! Then it’s Ben’s turn and he… he…OMG WHY DOES HE STRIP DOWN??? He takes off all his clothes and stands in front of Tay and the art instructor and all the guys and you KNOW he choked making his self portrait and is embarrassed and doesn’t want to be shown up. UGH. Who ever does the best gets 1-1 time with Tay. Tay is brought to tears by the guys and decides she can’t pick just one winner.


After Party


Tay is showing lots o’ boob tonight! Bennet and Noah are still pecking at each other and it is tiresome! Ben shares with Tayshia that he had an eating disorder for years and I’m impressed that he’s brave enough to share that AND that ABC didn’t cut it because you never hear about men’s eating disorders and that could help someone. Ben gets the rose.


I think Tayshia is doing a great job at being the Bachelorette! Not that she had a hard act to follow with Clare. Man, Clare was the worst! But I like how Tay talks about each guy who made an impression on her that day before giving out the group date rose. Among other things. Ok, carry on!


Eazy’s 1-1


Tayshia and Eazy are going ghost hunting tonight. Who knew La Quinta had so much going on?!? An oil baron who went mad when his bride and child died?!? I couldn’t really get into this date because it was all just so contrived, but Eazy screamed a bunch and that was funny!


Fake Dinner


As soon as they sit down for Fake Dinner, Eazy professes that he’s falling in love with Tay. WHAT? Y’all have spent like 15 minutes together!!!  The look on Tay’s face tells me she is NOT feeling the same. And sure enough, she sends him home. Fake Dinner lasted all of like 10 minutes!!!


The next day the guys are thinking they are about to get ready for the Pre-Rose Ceremony Cocktail Party when Jojo (ugh) shows up and tells them while there will still be a cocktail party, it will be after a mini 2-1 with Noah and Bennet.


Noah and Bennet arrive first and Bennet presents Noah with a gift box. Inside it is a bandana, a sock with mustaches on it, and a book on emotional intelligence. NICE. Bennet is such an arrogant ass. I’m not a big fan of Noah the Liar, but come on Bennet! You can’t give a “gift” like that to Noah and then 5 minutes later, when Tay arrives, tell her you don’t have any animosity toward Noah. Tay looks amazing in her dress btw. Noah and Bennet argue a bit in front of Tay. Then, Tay notices the gift box. “What’s in the box?”….. and that is how the show ends this week!


Until next week BBs!!! 🌹