Wednesday, May 8, 2013


I don't want to make assumptions here (because we'll both end up an asshole), but isn't it safe to assume that the majority of people go through life trying to be a better person with each passing day? Most people are always looking to improve their current situation, right?

This is very true for me. I always want to be better, always want to be growing. I'm just really into general, overall improvement. 

Enter my problem.

I'm quickly approaching 30 years of age and evaluating my past years with a certain amount of scrutiny. Upon evaluation I'm starting to notice that I've either devolved as a human OR haven't changed a single fraction. 

"Is this possible," I've asked myself lately over a bowl of Frosted Flakes. Is it really possible to work at being a better version of your 6th grade self, yet you're still sitting somewhere with your hair in half of a ponytail eating a bowl of Frosted Flakes with your legs covered in bruises? Just like you were 16 years ago?

Let's evaluate. 

 (L) 29 (R) 6
Loafers with shorts, awkward pose, clearly no idea what to do with my hands. 
Conclusion: No clear change

  (L) 13 (R) 29
Way too excited about books no one my age should be excited about. Seriously, what 13-year-old is SO interested in Anne Frank that she asks for more than one book about her for their birthday? Not pictured, is another book my grandmother got me about her for this birthday, as well. 
This last Christmas I got a book about James Monroe. James Monroe. 
Conclusion: No clear change

 (L) 11 (M) 5 (R) 25
We've got basically the same weird smile in each photo, but if you pay attention to the outer photos you'll see I'm essentially wearing the EXACT same outfit. Shorts that aren't great and a white Polo shirt. Got the hair in a pony and the arms! The arms. 
Conclusion: No clear change 

  (L) 4 (R) 26
Fake glasses, head tilt, collared shirt.
Conclusion: Minor evolution, quit wearing Lacoste after this photo.

  (L) 12 (R) 26
Animal wrapped in a blanket and a way too big smile on my face. 
Conclusion: DEVOLVED. 
Why? The fact that either of these photos exist is reason enough.

 (L) 5 (R) 29
Hands in the pockets, button-down shirt, big smile.
You can't see my feet in the photo on the right, but naturally, I'm wearing loafers and I can guarantee you my left foot is doing the exact same thing it's doing on my first day of kindergarten. 
Conclusion: No clear change

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

on being older.

I go through different phases throughout the week where, at times, I feel really old and out of place in my normal life or where I feel young and normal and like I could've been in college 2 years ago.

Joke's on me. I graduated from college 7 years ago.

A couple of weeks ago I went to a Nelly concert in a different state with two strangers. I use the word 'stranger' (SHOUT OUT TO NANNY) (AND DIDDY) in a very casual sense because, is there any real such thing as an actual 'stranger' these days? I mean, with the internetS and all? Not only did I attend a Nelly concert, but I dressed up in some extremely ridiculous clothes and went to a Nelly concert. I enjoyed each and every second of the concert and the events prior and following, but I couldn't help but think, "Is this what 29-year-olds do?"

And is it? Was I being spontaneous because I am 29 or because I am 29.

How do you know how old you're supposed to be? If I didn't have a copy of my birth certificate I would guess I'm not 29, but that's only because for church on Sunday, every single item of clothing I put on my body was picked up off of the floor of my room. Surely, other 29-year-old women are not participating in an activity like this?

Is there a manual on getting older and acting your age? Not your perceived age, but your actual age? Like, should I be as into loafers as I am? Or should that come later in life? Am I at the correct age to be really interested in typography? And did I skip all the ages where crafts (and other shit) should consume my time? Is it okay to only brush your hair on Saturday?

Is there a way to figure any of this out other than just getting older and figuring it out? If you don't figure it out does that mean you're dead or just no longer living?

How do you know if you're just a complete and total weirdo and no, you aren't like any other 29-year-old and it is absolutely not okay to go to the grocery store on a Sunday and only buy beer and Frosted Flakes.

Is it normal to only buy beer and Frosted Flakes at any age?


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

the bachelor :: sean : final rose.

The lead-in for this epi is being called an "event."  AN EVENT.
Things that are events: The Final Four, an opening at an art gallery, NASCAR, graduation

Things that are 3 hours long: a car ride to Austin, a wedding reception, a Sunday afternoon nap
Things that should not be 3 hours long: THIS.

Chrissy Poo just called this an "historic" event.

Things that are historic: elections, filibusters, non-elective surgeries that save a life, game-winning shots, something that's never happened before EVER

Not historic: THIS.


We make it to Thailand and a shit ton of doves fly out of a tree and Sean walks behind an elephant while calling the country, "the most beautiful country I've ever seen." This guy can't make up his mind.

(Which, I guess is better than him looking out over the landscape and saying, "This place is kind of shitty and smells like sad should smell.")

Sean is SO READY for his family to arrive. How did those kids make it on that long of a flight? NOT A 3-HOUR FLIGHT.

Sean's nephew got the visit started off in a real sweet way by screaming, "Emily didn't pick you!" and we all laughed. HOW SILLY.

Sean then described CathyCat and himself as "weird and funny" and that's why it works. What's so weird and funny about him? He's the least weird and funny human to ever be on television this much.

CathyCat arrives and she's a ball of nerves. She's gotta make a good first impression, so she wore her best bathing suit cover-up.

Sean's niece went straight for the hug. Bold.

They sat down for dinner and toasted with water. Which, I think means something bad. CathyCat reveals that she played football in 6th grade and suffered a broken arm.

The most surprising thing she's learned is that, she "never knew she wanted to be with someone like Sean." SOMEONE LIKE SEAN.

Meaning, what?! A half-way decent human? White? Someone super silly and weird?

Sean's mom pulls Cathy aside and asked zero hard questions. She totally froze up! She even told her she'd be a great addition to the family.


Daddy Jay (DJ) sat her down and asked if she "believed in the Bachelor process?" That's a thing? It's not a thing.

CathyCat said that Sean is "so good" that she's consumed by him. I don't even know what that means.

"I'm excited to have a best friend for love." -- CathyCat
I guess this is a thing!

DJ's speech to Cathy was real sweet. In a real way. But, then he said his son-in-law was his best friend, so does that mean that Sean's mom isn't his best friend? I thought we only married BFFs around here?????????????????????????

Cathy's face during the whole thing was pretty priceless. And also sad. You could tell she's never had positive affirmation like that from a male before.

These two are going to get Starbucks so hard together! Bass Pro Shop in Grapevine better watch out! Best friends coming through!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"I can see us on a Saturday afternoon eating lunch, the six of us together." -- Sean
I counted eight people.
: (
No kids allowed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Although I see Catherine as my wife, I equally see Lindsay as my wife, as well." -- Sean
BEST FRIENDS ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Only six people at that lunch!
Not seven!
And definitely not nine!


It's time for Lindsay's arrival to the family (NOT fantasy) suite.

There's a lot of plaid going on. Plaid shirts, plaid shorts, PLAID.

We are 18 minutes in and on day 2 of this shit show and Sean has not worn his coral shorts yet. : (

Lindsay's a little nervous and a little dressed up. She brought two gifts.
Niece went straight for the hug. Again.
gUrl just gives those hugs away. It's not even hard to get a hug from her.

"There's not any monkeys in Missouri, huh?" --DJ
"Just me!" --Lindsay
What a silly answer!

gUrl, you just called yourself a monkey.
: (

Mom and Sister break the news that they know Lindsay showed up the first night in a wedding dress. Which, they said they liked... but, no that can't be true, because CRAZY.

Also, is she drunk? And I don't mean drunk on love.

DJ, who is totally owning that hot pink under shirt, pulls Lindsay aside and exclaims by lowering his voice, "I got some questions for you!" But, he lets her sit where ever she wants. Meaning, the chair on the left or the right. What a sweet man!

DJ, again, goes for the, "how do you that you're truly in love with someone BEFORE you marry them" question.

"I want to hang out with him for the rest of my life." -- Lindsay

Then, her next answer had the word "prayer" in it. So, she wins.

DJ tells Lindsay that he's been praying for her (or Sean's future wife) since the day Sean was born. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

Lindsay asked DJ for Sean's hand in marriage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Is that not like, THE SILLIEST?!

"Oh my! Now, what do we do?" -- DJ, on Sean's predicament
My best idea is to change the channel!

Sean's mom wants him to end up with someone who has the same values as him: Crossfit/Paleo.

Lindsay starts crying. Mom is NOT crying. She just ushers her out of the conversation.

"I'm glad my family got to see just how much she loves me." --Sean
Translation: she's obsessed with me and I'm super into that and I'm glad my family saw it.

"Bye, baby." -- Lindsay
No. Nope. No. 

Then, for the 87th time in 26 minutes, Sean says he could marry either one of them and be happy forever. He wants his family to help him decide.



Sean sits down with his fam and he just wants some clarity.

"It's a win-win!" -- DJ
Dad, there is such a thing as being TOO encouraging. 
This would be it. 

Mom is having a tough time with all of this. She's clearly the level-headed person around here. Dad acts on emotions, Mom sees through the bullshit! I have a feeling she's not as into holding hands as Sean wants us to believe.

Sean's just walking around Thailand without any shoes. Dangerous.

His heart is on the line and now he's going to get tetanus IN THAILAND.
If there's anywhere I don't want to go to hospital, it's in Thailand (and Mexico, and Africa and really, anywhere outside of a nice metropolitan area in the United States).

Mom's crying. Sean's trying to get her not to stress.

Sean's like, SO MAD, that his family couldn't help him make this decision.
He heads out to the porch to check out the scenery and think about his situation.



Final date time!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean packed his frat tank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don't love it paired with those shorts. Well, don't love it in general. But, yeah.

Lindsay went pretty next level with her outfit, too.
Pretty sure she got both pieces at the local Thai TJ Maxx.
She's a Maxxinista!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last place in the world I'd want to go to a TJ Maxx: Thailand (and, honestly, anywhere in Oklahoma).

So, the two of them are taking a scenic cruise down the world's scariest/dirtiest river, while drinking champagne. This ain't the Mississippi Queen, y'all. I feel like they should be bathing in hand sanitizer right now. They could easily be in Louisiana. I don't know. How am I supposed to know?

What if that boat broke? It does NOT look reliable.

Things that are not reliable: that boat, babies, dogs

"I really do feel like he's my best friend!!!!!!!!!!" -- Lindsay
Would all of these gUrls be so obsessed with the BFF thing if he wasn't? 
I say no
And, that's a FIRM no. 

Could you ever take a guy seriously dressed like this?

"I can picture you being a hot old chick." -- Sean

Then, she mumbled, "Iloveyou."


Alone time at the Hilton!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baby gUrl busted out some wine and some chips and salsa.
Kidding, no chips and salsa. That's a dream world and this is television.

They say "thank you" to each other and then make out.

Then, somethingsomethingREMEMBERTHATsomethingIREMEMBERTHAT.

"His kisses just tell me it all...that's why we're always kissing." -- Lindsay
: (

Lindsay has something special for SeanBoy.
It's a trash sack!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh. No, it's those stupid ass lanterns.
Come on, Bachelor.

Fast forward.

Oh, they need three things in their relationship to last forever: family, love, happiness
: (

Respectfully, I disagree.


(Granted, I'm not married, so I don't actually know. But, I know married people.)


Sean woke up the next morning a little stressed out.
You know what stresses me out?


Where in Dallas does one even buy those?
Gosh, I hope he got them on the internetS.
I don't need to see those around town anytime soon.

CathyCat rolls up and she, too, hit up the local TJ Maxx.

"I got to touch an elephant yesterday." -- CathyCat
Not something you hear every day. Or every year. 

Instead of a helicopter, they take an elephant to their next destination.
Kind of cool, but also, helicopters are cool.

"It's the most scenic view I've ever seen in my life." -- Sean
You can tell this guy is from Dallas and went to school in Kansas. 

Cuddle time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Honestly, if I just sat on an elephant for that long, I'd just want to take a shower.

Cathy got dem hoopz on!!!!!!!!!

"You're never going to forget this." -- Sean
Well, how do you know that, Sean?
Sometimes, people forget!!!!!!!!!

Cathy HAS to tell Sean how she feels.
So, she invites him over to the Hilton for some cuddle-buggin'.

Cathy has kept it on lock all season. She's not playing it safe, she's keeping her game tight. But, tonight's the night.

If you want to get a vague description of a situation just talk to this gUrl.

Cathy wants, desperately, to be emotional all the time.

She's nervous. There's so much on the line. They've grown so much together. They are comfortable being themselves. She's so comfortable. His family blew her mind.

GAH. She might as well send a text. She hasn't said anything.

"I feel a lot." -- Cathy
You feel a lot... of...what?

"I know who you are." -- SeanBoy
Well, that's reassuring!

I'm still not 100-percent sure that she said anything of any subsistence.

"I never thought I'd be in this situation." --Sean
Oh. Really? 
Someone explain this show to these people. 

Cathy thinks all of her relationships have failed in the past because she has said, "I love you" first.
: (

Sean grabs her ass as they are hugging goodbye and she whispers, "Sean, I love you."

"This is pain. This is painful." -- Cathy

Cathy is crying and she chases SeanBoy down the hallway (outside sidewalk?). All Sean says is, "what's the matter? You had fun today, right?" Talk about reassuring!

Cathy is so frustrated. She can't handle it. She needs more.

TELEVISION SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Put it back on lock, gUrl.
I can't even handle you right now.
Reel all of this shit in.

She cries herself to sleep.
Kind of like me, after watching this.


Sean takes a shower and then puts some lotion on.
Seriously. Largest towel ever.
It's like he went to one of those Wings stores by the beach and got the largest white towel they had in stock. Maybe it's a blanket.

Sean takes his freshly-showered self to the balcony to recap the gUrls and think about his upcoming decision.

Sean finally puts some clothes on and NEIL LANE SHOWS UP.
Guys, Neil Lane used to be somebody.

Sean picks out a ring.
Takes his shirt off again.
Puts another shirt on.

Sean feels like he's never felt before.
He's about to dedicate his life to "this wonderful woman."


Who buys this guy's ties?
: (

Lindsay went to the local Thai Burlington Coat Factory and bought a prom dress.

She cannot believe this has happened.
It's what she's always wanted.
Her whole life is going to change.

Cathy can't wrap her head around today.
It's scary.
She wants to be excited, but it's very overwhelming.

THE EMOTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean is so ready for this moment.

"I feel like this has been the most magical journey of my life." -- Cathy
Clearly, she's never been to Magic Kingdom at DisneyWorld!!!!!!!!

Sean takes his spot next to 27 GIGANTIC vases on a mini dock overlooking a Koi pond.
Classic Bachelor proposal spot.




PROPOSAL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean didn't know it would be this tough to say goodbye.

Here comes that Mitsubishi, boy!!!!!!!
Better stop crying and get your shit together.

Lindsay is first.
: (

Like, what the hell kind of Saturday night was she having for that to happen?

"Hi, tattoo artist, I'd like the largest gothic anchor you can fit onto my foot."
"Are you a sailor?"
"A sailor?! Do I look like Huckleberry Finn, sir?!"
"Ok, but you know this is forever, right?"

We all know what's coming down the pipe for her, don't we?

"Come on in." -- Chris

This journey has made Lindsay a strong, independent, secure woman.
I don't agree. That's the exact opposite of what this "process" does to people.

Sean starts off with, "you have been such a surprise."
Translation: you scared the shit out of me on the first night, but then I really liked making out with you, so I was like, WHAT OK.


"I want to give you my heart so bad, but my heart's beating somewhere else." -- Sean
Sounds like a medical condition!

Lindsay immediately let go of Sean's hands.


"I love you. That's the hardest part. I love you. I know I do." -- Sean

"Was it me?" -- Lindsay
"I promise, it's not you." 
Um, baby gUrl, it's you. It's very clearly, YOU. 

"Well, I'm going to go." -- Lindsay

gUrl is DONE.

More awkward hugs.

gUrl is MAD.

I've been dumped before. It's not fun.
But, I can't imagine being dumped in a prom dress.
As an adult.

That's about as low as it gets.


"I have felt this feeling 100 times. I feel like an idiot." -- Lindsay
She thought she was going to get proposed to 100 times?!
Dream life. 

"This is like, really sad." -- Lindsay
"In like, a sick and twisted way, I'm happy for them."
"I don't want to be alone."
It's all too much.


Chris drops the letter off with SeanBoy.

The Producers are really going for an Emmy this season.
Sean starts to read the letter, THEN WE HEAR CATHY'S VOICE, TOO.

"You were deeply attractive." -- Cathy
I need an actual definition for that one. 

HERE SHE COMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"All I want to do is move to Dallas..." -- Cathy
I said the same thing in 2006, baby gUrl. This place will suck you in AND TAKE YOUR SOUL. 
There's really no going back. 

Cathy is scared. Life is changing.

"I don't want to say goodbye anymore. Catherine, I want to spend the rest of my life telling you 'I love you.'" -- SeanBoy

I can't even.
This is a family blog.


Violin solo, piano in the background.
Heavy breathing.

"You look so handsome, you look so handsome." -- Cathy


CATHY GETS THE ROSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Best friend thatz a boy, right?
Or like, overall best friend?

They legitimately got on an elephant and rode off into the sunset.
And thatz that.


So, that took forever.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

your questions answered.

Yesterday via Twitter, I posted this status/photo. I didn't think much of it and went on about my life and my all caps rant about Rand Paul's filibuster. Pretty normal day.
However, as the day winded down the photo was picking up steam and receiving a lot of attention/flack. I'd like to take this time to answer a few questions I received about the photo.


First off, the basics: This was taken in the year 2000 (10th grade) at Russellville High School's Colors Day (basketball homecoming) assembly. Every gUrl on the basketball team gets trotted out onto the court like a show dog in front of the entire school. This wouldn't be a problem, except we're talking about the gUrl's basketball team. 

The team makes its entrance before the actual Colors Day court. So, it's like: here are some gUrls, here are some really pretty gUrls. Pretty standard for high school. 

Also, at both RHS Homecoming and RHS Colors Day it's customary for members of the court to wear suits. Yes, we kept it very business casual in our teens. 

1. To my knowledge those are not my actual shoulders. I do believe they were built-in shoulder pads. 

2. That's a long jacket. I had a skirt on underneath the jacket. 

3. NO, I did not steal those shoes from a Pilgrim. And yes, I think they look fabulous with the white-ish tights (actually those are totally control-top pantyhose).

4. Thatz just a boy named Josh. He was on the boyZ basketball team. I remember he asked me what color my suit was, so he could wear a coordinating shirt. It also looks like we may have been wearing the same shoes. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

the bachelor :: sean : epi 9.

And then, there were three. At this point, SeanBoy could quit right now and implement his own version of 'Sister Wives'. There's a billion dollar spinoff idea, ABC. CASH MONEY, guaranteed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SeanBoy is in Thailand standing at the bow of a boat. He's dangerously close to jumping off. Or falling off. He's wearing flip-flops which are dangerous because those are not boating shoes and do not provide any stability for the feet, if he were to slip. This could all end in tragedy right here.

Sean, again, for the 17,897th time calls this place, "one of the most beautiful places in the world." He also says it is, "the south of Thailand." Which, I don't think is an actual place. I'm assuming he means south Thailand?

He then says there are "huge mountains coming out of the sea." No. Technically, it is the Malacca Strait. And he says the water is blue, but it's clearly green-ish. : (

We then have to sit through about 3 hours of Sean recapping his relationships with each of the ladies.

Fast forward.

Cool tank top though, right?
: (

Sean says is heart is torn and it is leading him in so many different directions. There's only one thing to do: get in the pool and sit at the edge and stare out over the landscaping and check out your own biceps every couple of seconds, too. It works every time! That's how I figure all of my shit out.


Sean's first date in "the south of Thailand" is with Lindsay. Lindsay can't look at the scenery because Sean is soooooooooo gorgeous.

These two lovebirds are headed to the local market for some food and NEON BABY CHICKS. Easter came early in Thailand! Talk about over-commercializing a holiday.

Sean took Lindsay to this market to simulate what it would be like for the two of them to go grocery shopping in Dallas together. I live in Dallas and I occasionally go to the grocery store. Even the Kro-gay with terrible meat selection isn't this bad. So, what I am saying is: this is not like a grocery store in Dallas. Grocery stores in this town have valet parking. VALET PARKING. Sean probz shops at Whole Foods. That shit is expensive. Again, not anything like this market.

"I feel like I'm with my high school sweetheart and that's what I am looking for in a marriage." -- SeanBoy
HOLD UP. Wait. Say who? Say when?
That is weird and inappropriate on so many levels. 

They leave the market and head to the beach. They briefly discuss "settling down."

"You're the best friend that I've been looking for." -- Sean
: (
He doesn't have a best friend?!

They slip into their sexy-time swimsuits and feed some monkeys. Disgusting.

After getting some action in the Malacca Strait, they head to dinner by some old props from a musical about gay pirates (assumption; can't really be sure). If Lindsay wasn't distracted earlier, she'll be fine throughout dinner. I, on the other hand, would not be able to handle the blinking lights and the neon and the thought in the back of my head that, "MONKEYS CARRY AROUND DISEASES AND I WILL PROBZ DIE SOON."

Lindsay is "open" to moving to Dallas. She should rethink that. Make a pros and cons list, gUrl! I hope Sean can buy her a 3-series BMW soon or she'll never make it here. I bet he'll take her to that park over the freeway and be all, "LOOK AT THIS PARK. THERE'S A FOOD TRUCK. AND A BUILDING."

Lindsay is just seconds away from telling SeanBoy she loves him when, "all of sudden everything comes alive... and Thailand is all around us." Can't argue with that logic.

Baby gUrl has probz never seen an issue of National Geographic because she says this is, "the PRETTIEST thing" she's ever seen.

Chris Harrison, who could easily be the head of a high-class brothel at this point, sends these two kids an invitation to the fantasy suite. Zero hesitations involved. Fantasy suite it is!

Sean thinks Lindsay is funny AND compassionate AND that they could be best friends.

Short list of thingz I do with my best friends: talk about Hillary Clinton, talk about Beyonce, talk about dresses to wear to weddings, talk about the Kardashians, paint nails, bake stuff, talk about Corgi dogs, look at pictures of kittenz, borrow jewelry, send pictures of shoes to decide if I should or should not buy them, go to the mall, copy/paste quotes from blogs into e-mails and giggle, sing along to Celine Dion, tease our hair, talk about boyz. 

Thatz just a short list and I only see one to ZERO thingz I could do with a man on that list and I wouldn't like to do them regularly with a man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They shut the door to the suite.


Itz now time for AshLee to get time with HER MAN. She's chosen a fun little layered number. A swimsuit, a tank top AND a crocheted smock? Sweater? Cover-up? Shirt? Baby dress? Blanket?

She calls Sean the "love of her life." It is just OVERWHELMING JOY, UNEXPECTED ADVENTUREZ AND FUN.

The boat sets out to sea and AshLee is still gushing about love, vulnerability, hearts and somethingsomethingsomethingIHOPEHEFEELSTHESAMEWAY.

Sean wants to challenge AshLee, so naturally he makes her swim through a cave to get to a private beach. THE WHOLE THING IS LIKE A DELETED SCENE FROM THE WORLD'S WORST SEQUEL TO "GOONIES" THAT PROBZ ONLY AIRED ON ABC FAMILY.

AshLee doesn't want to swim in the cave because she was adopted.
She thinks Sean might abandon her in that cave. She's not far off with that fear. I'd abandon her.

"I don't do caves." -- AshLee
Like, honestly? Who really does "do" caves? 
It's not exactly a thing. It's only kind of a thing.

They finally make it. It's life-changing for baby gUrl. She's let go and let God!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


"I don't feel like there are two human beings that belong together more than him and I." -- AshLee
(First off: grammar.)
And! Really? 

Yes, there are two human beings that belong together more than you and SeanBoy. 

BEYONCE AND JAY-Z. Done and done. Your logic is out the window and I didn't even say BILL AND HILLARY. 

It's dinner time and Sean is picturing his life with AshLee. He has to be getting scared at this point. He could never love her as much as she loves him.

Sean asked AshLee why she's still single.

AshLee, being INSANE, calls it "a good question" and isn't offended at all.

"You know the qualities that I possess... and you know you want that...and I love that." -- Sean
Say how? 

AshLee goes on another diatribe about HOW IN LOVE (OBSESSED) SHE IS WITH SEAN.

Then, she starts talking about the fantasy suite. I honestly cannot tell if she's talking herself into staying or out of staying. Even if she says "no" to the invite she'd still totally end up at his room staring at him through the window all night so it doesn't matter what she says.

Baby gUrl says "yes," but only if "that boundary isn't crossed."


AshLee tells SeanBoy about the ring she wants and goes as far to tell him her ring size. BECAUSE THE SHOW'S PRODUCERS DON'T KNOW.

AshLee goes on and on and on about Sean healing her broken heart and spending her life with him and she'll do everything in her power to make sure he his happy FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. Even if she has to lock him in her basement, she will. make. him. HAPPY.

AshLee is absolutely the gUrl you date in junior high for 2 months and then she follows you to college and shows up at your kid's soccer game 12 years later and causes some real dramatic shit to go down.

This is a terrific Lifetime movie unfolding before our very eyes. 


CathyCat has been missed. But, do they have the same life goals? (NO, Sean, you don't!)

They get on a "junk boat" and immediately quote 'Titanic'.
: (

They spend a solid 17 minutes talking about how weird Cathy is. Then, Sean says she could be his best friend.

BEST FRIENDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy is/was super pissy with her sisters. She talks to her BEST FRIENDS more than she talks to her sisters. Her BEST FRIEND is married, so she can tell her anything.

Sounds like Cathy already has a best friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy says she'd move to Dallas. FROM SEATTLE.
I bet she recycles. She's going to be pretty disappointed when/if she gets here.
Ain't nobody got time for the environment. 

It starts lightning, so they get out of the water on to a boat and Sean goes TONGUE FIRST into about 17 minutes worth of kissing. How has no one ever told him to reign that tongue action in? Like. Come on.

Dinner time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean can totally see himself marrying Cathy. They will obviously be married in 5 years and they'd be super happy.

She keeps talking about being "super traditional" in relationships, which leads me to believe she's not traditional in other areas of her life? Like...she conditions before shampooing? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Cathy is clearly taking cues from someone else and tells Sean that she's not really, but is kind of, into the fantasy suite. She wants to be seen as a "lady" and not as someone "like that."


Sean just wants to watch YouTube videos all night with his "lady"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They get dat key to the suite and waste no time.

Cathy has obviously been very wounded by someone in her past. She's not confident at all in her looks or personality and it's just sad (real talk). To ease her pain, Sean says, "you're smoking hot." Eeeeeeek. You could've said it better, bud.

Cathy feels safe with Sean and she wants EVERYTHING WITH HIM. Including INTIMACY.

"When I look into his eyes, something visceral happens." -- CathyCat


of or pertaining to the viscera.

affecting the viscera.
of the nature of or resembling viscera.
characterized by or proceeding from instinct rather thanintellect: a visceral reaction.
characterized by or dealing with coarse or base emotions;earthy; crudea visceral literary style.

I know you were wondering.

Yes, Cathy may be the smartest gUrl to ever get this far into the Bachelor.


Sean gets dressed and has his weekly sit-down/recap with Chrissy Poo. He KNOWS he's got to send a woman home. And he KNOWS which woman it will be.


Sean recalls when Emily sent him home.
: (
SO. We have Emily to blame for all of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean knows this is going to be THE HARDEST THING HE HAS EVER DONE.
Like, get a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's rose ceremony time, but first baby boy gotz to check out those PRIVATEPERSONAL messages that we all get to watch because TECHNOLOGY.

Sean doesn't want to be confused any further.

No, pick up a photo!

Ok, now roll the tape!

There's a moment, just for a second, where Sean is thinking, what do I do with my hands?!
He opts for the "casually hanging by my side" look.

Linday's PRIVATEPERSONAL message begins.

Cathy's PRIVATEPERSONAL message begins.

"Mega hunk."

"Whenever I thought about you, it gave me the wiggles."
That's a positive thing? JUST ASKING. I don't know!!!!!!!!!!!!

"Our relationship has completely evolved."

AshLee's PRIVATEPERSONAL message begins.
The music really perks up for this one.

"I am the happiest I have ever been in my entire life."
Really? Like, go to the movies or something!

"I can't imagine ONE DAY without you."
Basement. Forever.


"Together we are whole."
Christ makes us whole (whole other blog post).

"I'm so emotional."
And bat shit crazy.

"...and for that...I will always love you."


Seans needs to look out to the horizon. It's raining.

He needs to look at the photoz again.
The rain is fitting. It's depressing.
Sean is sad.
: (

Sean knows he's not supposed to be with her. The problem? SHE DOES NOT KNOW THAT.

We all know what's about to happen here.

ROSE CEREMONY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris breaks everything down for the gUrls.

Sean emerges in a suit, with a pocket square!

"I feel so blessed." --Sean

Somebody cusses.

Lindsay gets the first rose.
And then, 46 minutes of silence.

Deep breath.
Deep breath.

Cathy gets the rose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AshLee flees the scene like she kidnapped the Lindbergh baby.
Ain't nobody got time for this shit! She's 34, son!

Sean wants to explain himself.
She is NOT interested in his explanation.
She only has time to figure out how to get to his hotel room and wait for him in the dark.

Baby gUrl gets in the SUV of Despair and drives off into the rain.

"This wasn't about laughter and joking." -- AshLee
You have made that VERY clear.

Houston is not that far from Dallas.
This could get real ugly.

No tears in the car!
Good for her.

Keep that on lock, gUrl!
Keep it tight.

Spoke too soon.

Sean is so sad he sits in the rain next to a fountain.
That's so typical of him.


And just like that, it's over.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

the bachelor :: sean : epi 8.

Hometown dates!

This is one of the only episodes of this series that I watch and think, "what would it be like if I were there...?" LIKE, would they build a Chili's in Russellville just to give us something to do? Would we have to go to the city "park" and swing or something? If I was going to keep it real, our activity for the day would be a stroll through Wal-Mart and a trip to exit 101 and the liquor store! Zing!

Also, we could go to the lake and pretend like that's something people do.


We start out with AshLee. She's wearing a cropped plaid button-down shirt. Yes, cropped. Cropped like, it's only half of an actual shirt. So. That's a thing.

AshLee has a really small dog. And she puts that dog on a leash. LIKE IT'S GOING TO RUN OFF.

AshLee takes Sean to a vacant lot with some really tall grass. She laid out a blanket and has some white wine there, too.

OMG. Holy crap! AshLee's dad is a pastor AND GUESS WHAT! SEAN'S DAD "DOES PREACH AT HIS CHURCH."

I have no idea what AshLee is talking about. She. talks. so. slow.


"I love looking at you." -- AshLee, to Sean

This gUrl's got it bad. Like. I don't know if she loves Sean or loves her family or hates herself.

AshLee says this is the most involved "with her soul" that she's ever been with a man. But, I have a feeling AshLee feels about Sean the same way I feel about pizza.

Pastor Dad asks AshLee and Sean where they've been and what they've done. AshLee starts crying. I think she started crying because she finally realized how her parents decided to spell her name makes her look like they did that on purpose. Which, they did. : (

After she was done crying she told her parents to forgive her for rolling around on the beach with SeanBoy. I'm kind of into that-- better tell them in person before they see it on TV! Points for baby gUrl!

Her mom on the other hand has heard ENOUGH. Hearts are fragile and rolling around in the sand is a sure-fire way to break a fragile heart. (I mean, yeah, if you roll on top of it! Zing!)

She asks Sean straight up, "Are you going to break her heart?"

MamaBear tells Sean why AshLee has control issues. She's also drinking water out of a wine glass. All class at this place, people!

"I see that love is on the horizon." -- Sean, to AshLee's dad
NO. NO. NO. 

Sean asks Pastor Dad why he let AshLee get married at 17 and uses it as a segway into asking for her hand in marriage. IS THAT REALLY THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT?

"Hey, guy. Remember that time you let your 17-year-old daughter get married? Did you like that dude? Well, do you like me as much as you like him? Can I marry her, too?"

AshLee's dad tells a sweet story about adopting AshLee, but he says things in a weird way.

"Whatever man takes her for the rest of her life..." -- Pastor Dad
Maybe...chooses her? Marries her? 

"It's not about me. It's about love." -- AshLee

AshLee is in deep. Too deep.

She even called the day magical. Not once, but twice!

"There's pixie dust everywhere." -- AshLee
I'm guessing that's actually pollen. 

There's just not much else to say about that.

Honestly? I think baby gUrl is just ready to get out of Houston.


SeanBoy hopped on a plane for his first trip to Seattle ever.

He's ready to have a great time no matter what. Rain or shine.

I'm pretty shocked to see that CathyCat takes him to Pike's Place Market IMMEDIATELY. (Not)

"Welcome to Seattle, DEAD FISH!!!!!!!!!"

Cathy likes the way Sean makes her giggle, but I'm going to call her out on that. She's clearly an easy laugh. She laughs at things that are NOT funny.

Sean catches some fish. I should note that he's wearing TWO v-necks and a tweed-ish blazer. I don't know what he read about Seattle before visiting, but this is when he should HAVE busted out at least one of his dozens of plaid shirts.

Also. I think he has on ALL gray. Just differing shades.
Shit ton of gray.

Sean's a "big kid," but he's romantic, too!
He's so romantic that on a normal Saturday he would take CathyCat to the gum wall.

CathyCat tells Sean to NOT kiss grandma and just take her hand and put it to his forehead.

Cathy wants Sean to want more, so she heads straight to her mom's and squeals and squeals at the sight of her sisters.

"I'm surprised at how well Sean fits in with my family." -- CathyCat
We have to be watching two (OR SEVEN) different things here. 
I mean, Cathy! Is your mother a preacher?! 
No?! WELL. Good luck!

Sean rolls rumpio with Cathy's mom, but I thought she said, "RUFIO! RUFIO! RUFIO!"

"He talked to my grandma alone." -- Cathy
Yeah, that's an actual thing.
Not impressed. 

Cathy's sisters are not into this. Big sister is supportive, BUT... she ain't having this shit. They seem to be confused by the fact that Cathy went into the show thinking it would a fun thing to try out AND NOW SHE IS SO SERIOUS ABOUT IT.

Again. Someone explain this show to someone. Anyone. Someone.

The SistersOfDoom sit SeanBoy down at the dining room table for a little chat. I got very confused, very quickly.

Sister1: she goes in 100% and then makes things real fun, but then she just does whatever. SUPPORT HER DREAMS or ELSE. CALL HER OUT. She's so messy.

Sister2: She's so moody. She's happy AND focused.

Sooooooooooooooooooo. Basically, her sisters just told Sean that she's a fun gUrl, looking for someone to support her and her dreams. And she's happy and focused most of the time. Essentially, they were at a job interview and took the whole, "turn your strengths into a weakness" thing somewhere they shouldn't have.

They didn't say anything bad about her, but the tone in their voices made it seem like Cathy kills puppies on Sunday afternoons for fun and if Sean is going to love her, he has to love ALL of her, even the puppy-killing side.

Also, maybe the SistaCats are jealous. Or maybe they spent a lot of time cleaning up Cathy's messes because she's so happy and focused ain't nobody got time to clean!

Sean's has enough of the SistersOfDoom and he moves on to Cathy's mom. NO ONE SHOULD LEAD ANYBODY ON.

Sean wants her blessing. Cathy's mom plays it cool and says, "let's see what happens."

Cathy knows that Sean probz didn't have the best day with her family. Sean even says he doubts his relationship with Cathy after hearing about how FUN AND FOCUSED she is from her sisters.



Sean took the train to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. And then he got on a horse.

Linds is an army brat and she's silly and wants to take SeanBoy to the antique shop! ITZ ALL SO SILLY.

She can see them settling down and LIVING IN THAT TOWN.

"I feel like we're a couple!" -- Sean
Thatz what you're supposed to feel like!

Linds took Sean to get a cupcake and I think she got like, four cupcakes. BOLD!

Did Sean get lowlights?
Like, in his hair?
He did.
It's not as blonde.

Sean wants to call Lindsay's dad, "general." WHICH, HE SHOULD. But, she gets all weird about it and is all, "No. Just say 'hey.'"

Then, she gives Sean some "army" clothes and makes him "work out."


After what feels like 2 weeks, they finally make it to Lindsay's house.

SeanBoy is nervous. I would be nervous, too. Good call, Sean.

"Part of Lindsay's dad's job kind of includes making men... hopefully he sees that I am a man..." -- Sean
Say who?
Did you read that on Wikipedia, Sean?

: (

Sean gets scared and goes with "mister" instead of "general" during the introductions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lindsay's mom thinks ITZ SO SILLY that Linds wore a wedding dress on the first night.
Also. Lisa, her mom, is wearing THE SAME SWEATER THAT SEAN WORE IN SEATTLE.

"She's just so special." -- Sean
: (
Do better, Sean. Do better.

I think even my parents would acknowledge that I'm "special." You gotta come up with something a little more unique to say about her.

But, I guess it'd be weird to be all, "Well, she gets kind of drunk and we make out A LOT, so yeah... it's pretty great."

MomLisa asks straight up, "Are you falling in love with Lindsay?"
Sean says straight up, "I'm contractually bound TO NOT answer that question."

Mom thinks he isn't saying "I love you" because he's a good dude, but really-- ABC TOLD HIM HE COULDN'T SAY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am more than ready for Sean to retire the Chuck Taylor's.

SeanBoy meets up with GeneralDad.

I don't know very many generals, but he doesn't seem very intimidating. I mean, there is a painting of soldiers in his little man cave and it looks like they are killing someone or something. So, thatz kind of scary.

"Hey! Cool painting!"
"Oh, yeah. I had that commissioned from a photo of me removing a guy's heart while I was on the front lines..."
"Oh, really?"
"NO!!! Kidding! That's just a Thomas Kincade!"

SeanBoy asks for permission to marry Lindsay. It's the hardest question Lindsay's dad has ever been asked. HE'S A PARATROOPER AND CAN'T ASK PEOPLE FOR HELP, SO REALLY, HE'S GIVING SEAN THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE DECISION.


Beer for everyone!

"It makes me more attracted to Lindsay..." -- Sean

Did they keep BrotherBear in the basement all night or something?
I mean, what's the deal with that?
He went in for a handshake as Sean was leaving, but Sean went in for a hug.

Oh, dog tags!

When Sean gets lost in love and stranded at DFW Airport, we'll be able to identify him!


We're headed to LA and Destiny is taking Sean hiking. Sean, of course, is over-dressed in his most favorite salmon shorts. Also, he's hiking in those damn Converses.

Is it an actual hike if there's pavement?
I say, no, but then again, I've never claimed to be "outdoorsy" like these people.

Also, he called the Katy Trail (in Dallas) "really pretty."
: (

"If Sean and I end up together, this is what I'm going to want life to be like... I'm going to want to go hiking..." -- Destiny
Well, dream big, gUrl!

Sean reminds us again that he's "outdoorsy."
Meaning, he owns more than one North Face jacket.

"I feel like we're a couple." -- Sean

Destiny's doorbell rings and Sean sees a man standing at the door. ITZ ALL SO CONFUSING.

Sean is not an actor and HE IS STANDING RIGHT THERE.
Don't put your hands on him!

Oh, itz all a silly joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Destiny's family finally arrives.


Her parents are like, SUPER SWEETIES. Just giggles and laughs.
And Destiny is glowing, so mom knows what's up! Something is going on!
Plus, Sean is VERY good looking.

I like that Dad is wearing a hoodie.

BrotherBear is not having any of this.
He's even more skeptical than Cathy's sisters.

"This is stupid." -- BrotherBear
Nailed it. 

He doesn't believe this would work out at all. Well, you know what, Bro? I'm sure people felt the same way about your tattoos! But, look at them now. You're all tatted-up and looking like a total hard ass. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

BrotherBear takes Sean outside. Sean needs a jacket, BrotherBear doesn't.

Brother does NOT see the reciprocation in this relationship. He definitely understands the premise of the show (FINALLY!) and he's not buying what Sean is selling. He tells Sean he sees no affection, BUT Des just told Sean that she loves how affectionate he is towards her. WHAT IN THE WORLD. Sean just doesn't understand.

Sean is riled up.
He's not a playboy.

You know, it'd be a lot easier to take him seriously if he wasn't wearing that jacket. Leather jacket? Just leather sleeves? I can't tell.


Destiny can't handle it anymore, so she just tells Nate to, "stop!"

Tony sees this as the perfect opportunity to tell Sean about "the four seasons." I think he's talking about the weather and not the hotel. I guess we'll never know.

Destiny is really disappointed.
This is not how it was supposed to go.

Sean's never going to go hiking with her again.

: (

Do you think someone at that house plays the cello?
If not, that's a weird item to decorate with.



Chris breaks it down, "Four gUrls, four hometowns."
This is why he makes the big bucks.

"Are all four women LITERALLY on the chopping block tonight?" -- Chris
Well, I sure as hell hope not!
But, I mean! Ratings!

Sean is worried about Destiny's brother, but he's more worried about the fact that CathyCat has dreams and goals OTHER THAN GETTING MARRIED. Heaven forbid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sean doesn't think women should have dreams. ONLY MEN GET DREAMS!!!!!!!!

He needs to think this shit over.
Back-and-fourth. Back-and-fourth.

He's never been in this predicament before.

Chris breaks it down for the ladies, "There are four of you here and three roses. One of you will go home tonight." Was Chris a math major at Baylor?

ROSE CEREMONY TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean has no idea what he is going to do!
He's just going to pick up one rose at a time.
One. rose. at. a. time.

Destiny can't handle it.
She needs to talk to Sean, "really quick."

She wants to apologize, Sean says she doesn't need to apologize.
He gets it. Itz all okay.

BACK TO THE ROSE CEREMONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CathyCat is scared. as. hell.
Which, I have to be honest, I have no idea just how scary that is. I would assume really scary?

Final rose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Itz getting real.
Sean walks out to go look at the photos of the gUrls, because looking at them in person just wasn't doing it for them.

He asks Chris if he can peruse their Facebook profiles real quick, too.

What's Chris' advice for the night?
"Get this right."

Cathy gets the rose!
Cathy gets the rose!

Itz always the gUrl in the sequin dress that gets sent home.

Sean escorts Des to the bench and tells her that he's probz made a giant mistake. Obviously, Des agrees. So, they both agree this is a mistake.

Awkward hug.


"I want someone to love me as much as I love them." -- Destiny
Well, she's gets it. She really gets it. 

Mistake or not, she's getting into that limo.

"I can't even look at you." -- Des, AS SHE IS LOOKING DIRECTLY AT HIM

This is quite the break-up.

If I was one of those other gUrls and I was watching this play out: OH, HELL NO. Put her in the car and tell me where we're headed next!

Finally, she gets in the limo.
Sean does NOT chase after the limo.

He does look at the ground.

"I don't even know what I'm going to do about my life." -- Des
: (

Listen, who DOES know what they are going to do about their life?

"All I want to do is make someone happy. That's all I want to do." -- Des
Really? Really?
I want to go to Europe. 
I want to get a book published. 
I want to never have to watch this show again.
I want to visit every Wal-Mart in the state of Arkansas. 
I want to sleep past 7 on the weekends. 
I want the price of gas to drop.
I want to take my nephew to a Razorback football game. 
I want it ALL. 

So. Thatz that.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

the bachelor :: sean : epi 7.

And so here we are. St. Croix.
It's no Canada, eh, Sean?

"We are in one of the most beautiful TROPICAL places in the world." -- Sean, about St. Croix
So. In comparison to other tropical places we know where this one fits. 

Sean wanted to "break the rules" and fly in a seaplane with all the gUrls!!!!!!!!!! And that's exactly what he did.

The gUrls "explore" the hotel by walking out on the balcony and screaming.

Then, they sit outside and talk about all the activities they could do on the island. Pretty sure at one point I heard someone just say, "boat!" As in, a boat is an activity.


Sean arrives for the one-on-one date and he borrowed his PERFECT dad's linen shirt. He makes AshLee swim about half a mile to the boat they are going to take to a private island. (Someone has to say it: SoulSurfer couldn't go on this date.)

AshLee's never had someone make her swim to a boat before. Because she's adopted.

Sean gets AshLee to a private island and immediately asks about the "drama." I think AshLee even called Tierra "pouty pants." POUTY PANTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They get up and run around and then, suddenly! They are both laying down, rolling in the sand! (Rolling in the sand! You're gonna wish you, never had met me, rolling in the sand, WE COULD'VE HAD IT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!)

 Oh, the places sand will end up! Crevices. Baby gUrl's gonna have a long night ahead of her.

Sean has a very romantic ocean side dinner planned for AshLee. By planning he means he saw it on the Bachelor a few seasons ago.

Sean asks if there's anything AshLee hasn't covered with him. She starts to cry and says, "there is one more thing!" She wants it to be breezy (Breezy! I'm breezy!). Just gonna breeze through it.

AshLee lets Sean know that she got married at 17. Married. at. 17. What high school boy marries someone who isn't preg? Bold move!

Sean's pretty unaffected by the news and thinks she's perfect the way she is. I mean, I agree that that's not like, a major issue, but... you should probably ask some more questions! Kind of a young age to make that kind of decision.

SomethingsomethingHELLOSTCROIXsomethingsomethingILOVESEANkissingkissing. Bad music.

Sean says he has no questions at this point. Say who! I think more than anyone, AshLee, needs to engage in some pre-marriage counseling. Just saying. So, I hope he does ask one or two more questions. At least!


Sean managed to find another linen shirt for his date with Tierra. He DOES have a question or 12 for her. Sean brought a TOTE on their date.


Shopping is one of Tierra's favorite things to do and she especially loves shopping with Sean. He bought her a bracelet from what I'm assuming is the Claire's of St. Croix.

There's a parade, so Tierra dances in the middle of it. Because that's what you do when there's a parade. You just walk in the middle of it. REAL SAFE.

[Back at the hotel: AshLee tells the other gUrls that she told Sean all of the terrible things that they don't like about Tierra. The top complaint? SHE DOESN'T SAY GOOD MORNING.]

All of that dancing in the street led to a snocone on the steps, followed by a hard conversation. Tierra tells Sean she wouldn't change anything she's done. Which, to me means, she isn't regretting her decision to wear wedges while spending an entire day walking around a town with cobblestone streets.

It's time for dinner! Sean just asked the producers to leave the set-up from the night before by the beach to make it easier on everyone. But, they opted to move it to a sugar mill.

Sean classed it up with some plaid shorts.

Tierra feels distant from Sean and she feels behind "in the game." I'm not a genius, but I don't know that you should call it a game in front of the dude. Maybe in interviews and stuff, but not at your dinner date, gUrl! Come on! To play the game, you gotta play the game.

Tierra's not going to let any bus come between her and her man. She tells Sean that she's "falling" for him. Like, duh? OH. She means falling in love. (OR FALLING DOWN THE STAIRS!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.)

Sean reveals that he thinks she's a "sweet person" and hopefully after this week he can deliver her from living with the other gUrls. What a knight!


We're 42 minutes in AND THIS IS SO BORING.


Sean is walking around the hotel with a flashlight. He sneaks into the gUrls' rooms and tells them to GET THE HELL UP and get dressed. This is exactly how my dad woke me up for school every morning.

Lindsay, CathyCat and Destinee get in Sean's Jeep just in time to watch the sunrise. How romantic!

He also reveals that they are going to be the first four people in the United States to watch the sunrise.
You know those gUrls were confused by that statement.

Sean is taking these gUrls on a "road trip." The music is leading me to believe that someone scary might be chasing them.

The trip is going to cover the entire island, from sunrise to sunset.

Do you think they called "shotgun" every time they got in and out of the car? I sure as hell would've.

I'm so bored by this road trip. I haven't heard a single Celine Dion song and no one is bitching about needing to use the bathroom. So. Not a real road trip.


CathyCat and Linds are bored, too.

They finally make it to the end of the road. There's a little bit of time before the sunset, so it's time for SEXY TIME at the beach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sean and Linds have a little review sesh of their "relationship" on the beach. There wasn't much to review, but I'm kind of surprise ole Linds didn't bring a Power Point presentation with her.

CathyCat finally gets her alone time with Sean and she tells him that her dad lives in China. Then, she says he's had a lot of struggles and that he was "taken away." But... she does not clarify if he was taken to China or if he chose to go there? IS THAT A THING? CAN SOMEONE TAKE ME AWAY TO CHINA?

[Back at the hotel: AshLee and Lesley are talking about Tierra and OF COURSE, she can hear them. Lesley is indulging in some MILLER TIME.]

Destinee has FINALLY nailed the premise of the show. A rose means you stay and guarantees some more time with SeanBoy. Nailed it, gUrl! Nailed it!

Destinee says it's HUGE to bring someone home to her family. Then, she just starts crying.

It's time to hand out the rose! SeanBoy says it's the hardest decision he's made so far. LIES.

Lindsdawg gets the rose.

Destinee, tell her what she's won!


Sean's wearing his favorite Salmon bermuda shorts for his one-on-one date with Lesley. She's wearing a matching salmon skirt.

SeanBoy wants to use today to figure out if he likes Lesley enough to travel to Fort Smith, Arkansas. Let me tell you, you gotta like someone a lot to hit that place up.

Lesley reveals that she's a Bachelor fan and that she's falling in love with SeanBoy.

Lesley's happy place is her lake house. Well, DUH. What if she was like, "I hate the lake!" RED FLAG.

Lesley gets a little bit awk and backs out of telling Sean that she's falling in love. Instead, she suggests that they pick some fruit. Normal.

Sean can tell that Lesley is nervous. But, he's also like, WAY ANNOYED.



Sean only packed linen shirts for this trip. He's nervous and he needs some advice, so ABC has flown his sister down to talk it out with Sean. He waits for her in the most natural of places.

"I'll just wait out here on this mini pier for my sister! Film me looking at the water!"

Shay is SeanBoy's role model, because she's married with kids. AND THAT IS ALL SEAN WANTS.

Shay doesn't hold back at all, "Their hearts will get broken and they'll get over it."

Shay doesn't want Sean to pick a gUrl that isn't as committed as he is. She wants him to pick someone with good intentions. OBVI.

[Back at the hotel: Tierra confronts AshLee. Tierra is convinced that AshLee is sabotaging her relationship.]

Sean explains Tierra to his sister and the second he tells her that T-Dawg doesn't hang out with the other gUrls, she KNOWS. (I knew you were trouble when you walked in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

[Hotel: Tierra isn't messing around. She attacks AshLee's age and keeps talking about buses. Tierra yells at AshLee and tells her that the other gUrls are talking shit about HER and her character. But, Tierra is DONE with this conversation.

I'm done with her face!!!!!!!

AshLee goes to talk to the other gUrls and Tierra follows her. She brings the bus back up. This gUrl LOVES buses.

gUrls be mad when you don't say "good morning!"

"Raised eyebrow?! That's my face!" -- Tierra

"I've never had botox!" -- Tierra
Whoa, whoa! Did someone accuse you of that?

Tierra's parents told her she has a "sparkle."
Tierra is 24.
No one should be telling their 24-year-old child that. EVER.

If my dad told me I had "sparkle," I'd be very concerned. I don't think my dad even knows that word! I mean, not as an adjective for a person, unless he's talking about Fergie or something.

(Fun fact! My neighbors, growing-up, had a dog named 'Sparkles'. He was kind of mang-y, so we called him 'Spackles'!)

Sean suggests that Shay meet Tierra. Uh-oh!

Sean is walking up to the hotel during the middle of this meltdown.

Ohhhhhh, diss!
That really cut to the core.

Of course, Sean just misses the fight and finds Tierra on her cot. She is crying and she's being honest. She admits that she confronted AshLee and she feels like AshLee is OUT TO GET HER with her "pity" high-school-32-year-old shit!


Sean walks out on Tierra to stare at the concrete. This is his nightmare!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There's been too much drama and not near enough hand holding!!!!!!!!!!

It's like that concrete spoke to him! He knows what he needs to do!

He dangles his sister in front of Tierra's face, but... it ain't happenin', gUrl. GO HOME NOW.

Sean says he can't keep her because it's "so hard on her."

Classic, Sean. Classic.
"It's not you...(it's not me either). It's YOU on this show."

Sean didn't see this coming, but he's not shocked.

T-Dawg doesn't even get to take her bag with her! She got in that mini-van without even a sweater for the plane!

Tierra cries a hard, ugly cry as she sits in the back of the van.

Sean makes it back to his sister (HOURS LATER) and lets SissyPoo know that he told T-Dawg to get on outta hurr!

"I told myself nobody will take my sparkle away. I'm not letting that happen." -- Tierra
It's one thing to say that as you accept 1st runner-up in the Miss America pageant. 
It's a whole other ballgame to say that as you're sitting in a mini-van, crying, while wearing a bathing suit cover-up and fake pearl earrings. 


Sparkle done left the building, gUrl!



Sean seems over-dressed for the party.

He reveals that he told Tierra to get her shit (sparkle included) and leave. He sent her home.

"Just to clarify: I'm not looking for that in a partner." -- Sean, re: drama
Each gUrl made a mental note at this clarification. 
Not looking for DRAMA. 
Might be looking for SPARKLE?

Sean has cancelled the pre-party and is moving this straight to the ROSE CEREMONY. Baby boi is tired of playing games. It's time to take care of business.

That's Sean. TCB all the time.

AshLee explains to the other gUrls that she's not dramatic, she's protective. Sure, sure! Heard that one before!

Chris is all, "this is a huge rose ceremony."
Everything's bigger in St. Croix?

AshLee is "free-king" out and she doesn't want to go home without him.
She could easily be talking about a Golden Retriever puppy right now and I wouldn't know the difference.

One rose.
Two "ladies."

AshLee gets the final rose!!!!!!

The rose spoke to AshLee and it said, "you can trust."
This gUrl be cray! She got a rose talkin' to her now!

gUrls be sad that Lesley is going home.

CathyCat is nervous. Lesley has more in common with Sean than her, so she's all..."WTF, Sean? What do you want?"

Lesley gets in the car and is STONE COLD.
No one has ever kept their game tighter in the back of the rejection car.
No one.

All the ladies who independent, throw ya hands up at me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Child of destinnnnnnnnnyyyyyyy!

Way to keep it on lock for Arkansas, gUrl!

I can't believe he turned down a trip to Lesley's lake house to go to HOUSTON. Um. HELLO?! I'm guessing her house is on Lake Ouachita and let me tell you, you would rather go there than Houston. You'd rather move into the Exxon bathroom at the intersection of Highways 27 and 270 on the way to the lake (there's a Subway!) than go to Houston. But, that's just one woman's opinion (mine).


Next week Sean gets in a fight with someone's brother and talks Department of Defense spending with Lindsay's dad!

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