The 12th season of
The Bachelorette, starring Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher, is upon us. I’m looking forward to the madness and comedy–particularly given that I think we dodged a bullet with this whole situation.
If you have any doubts about
ABC‘s choice of Bachelorette, please look up the perceived runner-up’s Snapchat. Annoying-ness quotient: 2,124,756 on a scale of 1-10. Trust me.
A new season of
The Bachelor is about to begin so this is me right now:
Was Ben my favorite?
Nah, seems boring. Emma and Claire agree (
Ben is handsome but in a Ken doll kind of way. If something distinguishes him from your average bro, I haven’t seen it yet.
But I’ll be watching of course.
I always do.
Of course, I’m not
here for the right reasons. Unless you consider snark to be the right reason.
Here, here, here and here are some other recommended reading for show prep.
On one of two recent LA trips (is it any wonder I am TIRED?!) I had the distinct pleasure of attending After Paradise with my Twitter bud
@AbbyDraper thanks to our friend Millsy aka Rob Mills.
Although Abby and I have tweeted and emailed a lot, this was our first in-person meet-up. She did not disappoint. Abby is as hilarious and fun as she is
here and here and here and here.
First we watched the East Coast Bachelor in Paradise feed with our beloved
Millsy and some wine.
There will be wine
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Someone asked me “why don’t you write recaps of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette when you’re such an
Good questions deserve good answers.
First (and foremost), I am a very, very
lazy person. Continue reading
If you had told me I would someday call
Chris Soules‘ season must-see TV, I would have laughed in your face. I thought “Prince Farming” was more like Prince Snoring.*
But I’m hooked. Here we are in season 19 of The Bachelor/
Bachelorette franchise and amazingly, ratings are way up.
I struggled to identify what has made this season so good. Fortunately Kristin Dos Santos investigated.
Nice work, everyone. Especially you, Millsy.
*Let’s face it: I watch every season.
If you have been watching
The Bachelor this season – which has been fantastic, by the way – you know Chris has a funny way with words. His blog for People Magazine only serves to supplement the broadcast show, and in writing.
A few choice tidbits:
My Monday nights are spoken for once again. Please don’t suggest we go to
dinner for the next few nights. I like dinner, and I probably (maybe) like you. But the answer will be no.
The new Bachelor, Chris Soules, is a farmer from Iowa. He is looking for a wife to join him on the farm which, sadly, eliminated me from contention. Well, that plus my age (old) and present
physical condition (semi-sloppy). But mostly it’s my city slicker-ness that kept me from auditioning for this season. Continue reading
Marquel Martin on not being the next Bachelor (via
his blog). You know I think Marquel is great. It’s ABC’s loss.
On a much more serious note: Say hello to the men who hate the NSA but love invading the privacy of women (via
This can’t be legal (via
naps are better than coffee or naps alone (via Vox)
The struggles of having an outgoing personality but actually being introverted (via
Nine things to know before your first bathhouse experience (via
Jenna Golden on life in Logan Circle (via
I need bake these:
maple bacon magic bars
How to be polite (via
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Did you see this?
“Cooking, cleaning, she does it all!”
By now, 99% of you
Bachelorette viewers know that Marquel was one of three guys sent home by that lunatic Andi on the most recent episode.
I crossed out the lunatic part but between Marquel and
Eric, I have real questions about her judgment. Although maybe she and I should be friends: we would fight over men. never Continue reading