First... I'm totally going to get fashion glasses. I have a strict budget of only $20.00 though... So, it may take me a while to find the perfect pair. (Obviously, I need them before the first day of school so my students don't know they are fake - haha.) I'll post pictures (of course) when I find them. Thanks for your good advice and opinions.
Now, onto the real topic at hand today.... The Bachelorette.
I guess if you aren't into shallow conversation and a little bit of "trash tv", you might want to skip this post. I'll come back tomorrow to air my own dirty laundry. Don't worry. ;)
So... I'm totally into The Bachelorette. Seriously, I look forward to Monday nights every weekend - how thoughtful of ABC to give us a "silver lining" to the worst day of the week. I did NOT like Emily going into the season, but she has really impressed me. I'm still not quite sure about the "beliefs" and "faith" she sometimes mentions; but, I do respect her as a mom and I think she's a good example of a strong, independent woman that still appreciates romance and being "taken care of."
I usually consider the "overnight date" night as the true test of character, and she passed. What did you think? How much did you absolutely fall in love with Jef when he turned her down out of respect for little Ricki and his family? I'm a sucker for morality! Haha! I'm also pretty positive she told Ari ahead of time that she was going to not offer the "key" to him - I mean, clearly, he knew that's what normally happens at this point in the game. I thought it was a noble decision though - I probably couldn't have resisted myself with him either. ;) On that note, I did think it was a little tricky that she always waited to see what the guys said about the card first even though she already knew what she was going to do... We women - always wanting to be desired!!
I happen to already know who wins. (Well, I think I do and now I've got a 50/50 chance of being right) because my sister reads cheater websites and told me without even so much as a "spoiler alert." I won't ruin it for you though. It's safe to read on.
Honestly, I would have been happy with any of the final three (which I can't say on most seasons). Sean broke my heart last night. That line about "When she walked in the room tonight, I honestly thought - that's my wife" - I die! Lucky for him, there are probably about 10 million girls dying to be his wife now. The next Bachelor? You think?
Arie is super cute. I mean, obviously in the physical sense, but his personality is cute too. I loved the little outtakes at the end of last night's episode. I feel like he is real, and I appreciate that. I'm not so sure that his "lifestyle" is ready for the gigantic change that a wife and six-year old would bring; but, whatever.
Jef has had to grow on me. I NEVER would have put him in the final three at the beginning... But, he totally won his way into my heart with the puppets (so corny, but adorable) and sealed the deal with the letter on the hometown visit. Plus, what girl could turn down that family ranch? (I told you this was going to be shallow.) I think he's going to rock meeting Ricki. BUT, all that said, I just don't see he and Emily together. What do you think? (For those of you that know me in real life, he totally reminds me of Kathryn's old boyfriend Dustin - don't you agree?)
AND... Can we really end this post without discussing Emily's amazing body and awesome clothes? I'm sure I will look that way by the time Sam turns six. Everyone gets skinnier, tanner, bigger boobs, and better clothes after having kids - right? ;) She really is beautiful though I've decided a cross between Carrie Underwood and Jessica Simpson. Honestly, I think she is the prettiest without all the make-up and fancy dresses - like when she is on the beach, but I wouldn't turn down a couple of those fancy gowns either. All that said, I'd like to see a size 10 Bachelorette with freckles and frizzy hair next time. Do you think all the guys would fall in love with her?
Alright, enough fluff for one day. (I'm totally procrastinating actually sitting down to write all the things I've been thinking about this week as my baby gets ready to turn one. Ridiculous!!)
Please share your very deep and important thoughts on The Bachelorette. :)