Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
I was really impressed with how the rest of the home-town dates transpired, especially Jason's. I know that he has been in my "top picks," but I was skeptical the whole season about him due to the fact that he has a 3-year-old son. Well that concern is gone because DeAnna totally embraced the possibility of becoming a step-mother.
Other than that - there was nothing too exciting. Jesse's family was really down-to earth, and Jeremy's was okay. Her and Jeremy need to get passed the fact that they both had parents that passed away - I understand the significance of that sort of loss, but I'm not sure that's the best thing to base a relationship on.
So with Graham gone - only one of my original 4 favorites is still hanging in there - Jason. Next week are the "Fantasy Dates," followed by "The Men Tell All" episode, where all the rejected men come back to bash each other and possibly DeAnna.
Love the trash!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
So, John had his first dual meet of the season last night. For those of you who don't know, John has been the swim team coach for Hill Crest Country Club for the past 11 years. But this year, he is coaching at Fox Chapel Golf Club. Since he is new there, he was not sure about volunteers for timing, scoring, and judging - so he asked me to help him out. I ended up being the starter, announcer, and judge - fun for me!
The meet was against Churchill Valley Country Club, and the coach was new to the league (since John has been the league for so long, he knows a new face when he sees it). I noticed that the other coach was entering an extra person in all of his individual events (in country club swimming, only 2 kids can swim for points), so I very kindly approached him about it and told him that other clubs with harsher judges may disqualify a swimmer for this kind of stuff. His response to me was (and may I add that he didn't say it very nicely): "I'm a professional coach," with a look on his face that read: "you don't know what the hell you are talking about."
Okay buddy - this is country club swimming - not the NCAA (we later discovered that he is an assistant for the CMU swim team). So John and I figured that this coach probably just assumes that this runs the same way that the NCAA does, which it doesn't. Regardless, I was just trying to be nice and point out areas where other teams may get angry at him, because in a sense, he was cheating. Then he gets all belligerent with me.
Get over yourself dude! "I'm a professional coach." What a turd!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I also have to admit that I was relieved that Sean was sent home too. He had been low on the radar until tonight, and then revealed a little too much. He is single and lives by himself, yet has a huge house with 5 bedrooms, drives a Hummer, has a closet that is bigger than my bedroom, has a sauna and a walk-in tanning booth in his house, admits that he loves labels, and actually said that his luggage is no good unless it has "L.V." on it. I had to learn later the "L.V." stands for Louis Vuitton...that's pretty bad! I came up with a solution though - I think that Sean would be perfect for Shayne (see The Bachelor = STUPID BOY post). 2 high-maintenance people can find love...maybe.
So that leaves: Jeremy, Jason, Jesse, and Graham (note that 2 of my original 4 favorites are still in!). Next week are the "Home Town Dates" where DeAnna will go to each of the guys' home towns and meet their families and friends. Should be interesting (especially with Jason and his 3-year-old son).
We will return to the drama next week!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
This is Toni - trying to move the sprinkler.
This is Gabi - a mess with ice cream.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
For those of you who aren't addicted to the trash like I am...every season, there is a dreaded two-on-one date. This is where two hopefuls go on a date with the bachelor or bachelorette. The way it's supposed to go is this: a rose is given to one of the hopefuls, while the other one is sent home immediately (they actually pack their bags before they leave for the dates, which are then picked up by random guys so that the rest of the house knows who got the boot). This time, however, DeAnna sent both guys packing...a little twist that we didn't see coming.
Now we are down to six guys, and 2 of my top 4 are still there (Jason and Graham). I will keep you posted next week.
Becky - Please answer me this question - why is Twilly still there...c'mon! I was sad to see Fred go, but I really didn't see DeAnna romantically connected to him, and Robert was getting a little too girlie for me. What did you think?
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
The menu usually consists of pasta (of course!), meatballs, vegetables, and another meat dish (chicken, pork, ham, beef, etc). That is followed by salad, then fruit, then dessert and espresso. Seriously, we eat like this EVERY Sunday! Here is a picture of today's smorgasbord:
Okay, this isn't the best picture, but here is what we pigged out on today (Dad's week to cook): rigatoni with tomato sauce, meatballs, pork parmigiana, veal stuffed with sage and prosciutto, mixed veggies, and a fritata (my aunt threw that in at the end).
Oh, we're not done yet...here are the desserts (emphasis on the plural!):Here we have a lemon meringue pie, a belated birthday cake for Jackie's 21st (chocolate with chocolate custard filling from Oakmont Bakery), s'mores squares, and a fat free pudding.
This is why I swim!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Anyway, can I just say this - how adorable is Jason! He was so nervous about telling DeAnna about his son, but she was really open to it and didn't reject him as a result of it (for now). The thing is - I am worried that she will eventually get rid of him because of it.
I am so bummed about Richard - another one of my original top 4 bites the dust. It doesn't look like I am doing so well with my predictions this time around.
Twilly is still there - seriously, he is a loser! Jesse surprises me each week...he wore an actual suit finally - and he looked pretty snazzy in it.
Although he wasn't in my top 4, it looks like Jeremy will be the guy who she ends up with. I am not backpedaling and saying that he is MY favorite, but it sure looks like he is HER favorite. The only one who stands a chance to bump him off the top seat is Graham...but the previews for next week don't support that theory.
Guess we'll just have to wait and see!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
It's funny, it's sad, it really brings everything together. The clothes and the shoes are amazing. But more than that - it was just so great to see all of those characters come together again. They did such a fantastic job with the script. I hope that there is the possibility for a sequel!
Has anyone else seen it yet? If so, what did you think of it?