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I have a bone to pick with ABC.
(Oh, and if you don’t care for the recaps, scroll to the bottom for some SALE ALERTS!)
WHO DO I NEED TO SEND MY LETTER TO?
5 hours is too much.
IT’S. JUST. TOO. MUCH.
2 hours a week is one thing, but 5 hours?
If we’re being honest, I even have trouble with 2 hours.
BUT FIVE HOURS?
I feel like I crossed a line into some sort of loser territory this week.
Please ABC, don’t force me to be a loser again.
So, here’s what happened.
I kind of watched the first hour. And the next four hours really.
Because 5 hours?
Say it with me everybody.
It’s Just Too Much!!!!!!
So, I’m sure I missed things to talk about here and there, but stick with me, because I still found PLENTY O’ STUFF to comment on.
The first hour of our lives (that we’ll never get back) was spent with Harrison hosting.
I’ll give ABC one thing, Harrison is IN HIS ELEMENT during 1:1 interviews.
And he deserves a raise for keeping a straight face during his interview with #kraziinakardi.
Kelsey made America dislike her more, if that’s even possible.
And she used the word “ameliorate”. Which I of course had to google to see how to spell it (it took me like 7 tries to land on the right word) and to see what it meant.
In a nutshell, it’s a verb that means “to make something better, less painful, more tolerable”.
So, if you were to use it in a sentence,
Chris’s decision to kick Kelsey off last week really helped to ameliorate the
viewership’s quality of life.
And I may or may not have snorted when Harrison called the donkey that scared the horses on Chris’s date with Becca “a jackass”.
Okay, I did. I snorted.
That’s funny stuff.
Let me wrap up the rest of the hour with some bullet points:
#crazyeyes (was that her name?) was even crazier than we thought. I mean seriously, the girl is certifiable. She wandered around the sets, “stared into doorways”, and “thought there was a betting ring” that had formed with all of the ABC crew.
Andi is a complete and total wreck about her breakup with Josh.
She absolutely lost it with Harrison when talking about Josh, and she couldn’t pull herself back together.
The girl’s got it bad.
Okay….time to get to the REAL show.
So we ended last week’s episode with #kraziinakardi and #virgininabottle being left to fend for themselves in The Badlands with nothing but a random bed, a fishing vest, and false eyelashes.
As the lone helicopter flies away, I’m thinking that they are going to have to MacGyver their way out of the dessert somehow.
Good luck ladies.
Chris goes to the cocktail party and all the girls say how they are so proud of him for kicking #kraziinakardikelsey to the curb.
He talks to Megan briefly, and they basically admit to each other that neither one of them is “feeling it”. Smart move Megan. Get out before you head to Iowa.
He walks her to the car and sends her on her way.
And then he goes back up to see the other girls, and Harrison tells everybody that there is still going to be a rose ceremony and somebody is still going home. The girls start having mild panic attacks.
But Prince Farming says NO SIR.
He tells Harrison that he is feeling a connection to all the remaining girls, and he doesn’t want to send anybody else home yet!
He announces to all the girls that nobody is going home AND they are headed to Iowa!
And they all lose their minds with excitement.
Jade gets the first 1:1, and the date card says she’s going to
get to see his hometown.
They put her in a car and start driving her out to his home that is several hours away from the hotel.
And pardon my language, but that is when $#it got real for ol’ #fullfrontal.
He shows off his land, and he is so dang proud of all of it that it’s actually pretty endearing.
And I’m telling you, there’s corn as far as the eye can see. And then for another 5,400 miles.
Then they head “into town”
And the town isn’t just small.
It’s like teenincy.
It’s like 45 seconds long.
And not only is it teenincy, besides corn stalks (is that what they’re called?) swinging in the breeze, there is not much movement.
All businesses are closed.
And I guess all the people are dead.
WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE?
Jade is saying all the right things, but she looks terrified.
It’s okay Jade, I’m scared too.
I would be all “Where’s the local Taco Bueno?”, because mama needs Mexi Dips n’ Chips on occasion.
They drove around on Chris’s motorcycle for awhile, and literally saw only one other car until they finally got to the high school football game.
Aha! That’s where everybody is! The high school football game!
And I’ve gotta say, don’t they look cute together?
She met his parents briefly (she was given NO TIME to prepare for this meeting by the way), but it seemed to go really well.
I’m sure his parents thought that she was a sweet and lovely girl.
Let’s just hope they didn’t go home and google ol’ #fullfrontal.
Because those pictures would make Ma and Pa Farmer blush.
(Dang….later in the show Carly basically says this same thing! Just one reason I now feel that Carly and I should be besties.)
They stroll through his high school together hand in hand, laugh about how they were both “rebels” , and feel as giddy as school children.
I would like to point out here that their definition of rebels is probably quite a bit different.
Chris, it’s not like Jade had an underage drink during her high school years in the local warehouse parking lots (LH SHOUT OUT!) :). Nope, Jade showed her lady bits to America.
Call me crazy, but I’m thinking their definitions of “rebel” might be different.
On the way out of the school, he gently threw her against the lockers and they made out.
The next 1:1 goes to Whitney.
They go to a local art exhibit about capturing love on film, and so they kiss all over DeMoines and document it with pics!
Let’s just go ahead and cut to the chase and make this their engagement photo. Because CUTE!
And Whitney’s already talking about the future: about seeing herself there and married to Chris.
And I actually believe her.
She meets 4 of his best friends and she KILLS IT.
The girl has the perfect answer to every question they throw at her.
She wins the guys over and impresses the heck out of Chris.
And then Whitney talks about her family.
And I just want to hug the girl.
She doesn’t have a relationship with her dad, and she shared with him how her mom went in for a routine procedure 10 years ago and died instantly of a blood clot.
She then goes on to say that she’s looking for a guy with a great family and great parents since she doesn’t have that. And I have to say, I’m on the verge of tears.
She’s talking so honestly and candidly, and I want her to have a family too!!!!!
CHRIS!!!!! PICK WHITNEY!!!!!! SHE NEEDS YOU AND MA AND PA! AND YOUR THREE DARLING SISTERS!!!!
He then walks her outside and surprises her with a huge painting on the side of the building with his favorite photo of them from earlier in the day.
And she is blown away. In a super authentic, not at all cheesy, and very sweet way.
And I fall a little deeper in love with Whitney.
She first captured my attention when she crashed the wedding,
and after today’s date I love her even more.
Back at the hotel, Jade is regaling the room with tales of her 1:1 date.
Britt. Can’t. Handle. It.
When Jade tells about how they were in the middle of the football field and the crowd started chanting “Kiss Chris! Kiss Chris”, Britt loses it.
A reader left a comment saying that we need to come up with a nickname for Britt, and I’m thinking this is a perfect time. I’m kind of partial to #dirtyhairdon’tcare, but if you have a better option, please fee free to leave a suggestion in the comments.
My Name is Carly It’s Nice To Meet You is BEYOND annoyed with Britt.
But not in an annoying way.
In an endearing way.
Yep, I’m thinking Carly is my spirit animal.
Britt collects herself and all the girls decide they are going to take off together to see Arlington.
The road trip?
It starts out all fun and games with them sticking their hands out the window and yelling “Iowa”!!!!!
But then they keep driving.
And then driving some more.
And you could hear a pin drop in the car.
And they keep showing this exact shot.
Check out Britt’s reaction to the wide open spaces and lack of life.
I’m imagining her internal monologue was something like this:
They drive through the town in like 28 seconds flat.
And Carly is officially one of the funniest people EVER.
The girl has good commentary.
And facial expressions.
She does not however have a good outfit for the road trip.
Because she’s wearing a denim
onesie romper with a cross between gladiatior sandals and
Let’s all give a Whitney side eye to Carly’s OOTD. (This pains me, because I LOVE Carly. Obvi.)
And you know what, let’s go ahead and give the side eye to Kaitlyn too, because she’s wearing camo Hammer pants and a belly shirt.
#dirtyhairdon’tcare basically says there is NO WAY IN HECK that she could ever live there.
The return to the hotel and they are telling Jade about the trip, and #dirtyhair says, “I don’t know, I saw the sunset on the way out of town and it kind of changed my mind about the place.”
And this is Carly’s reaction. Complete with gagging sounds.
I heart her.
Jade then confides in Carly that she posed in Playboy.
and Carly’s facial expressions do not disappoint.
Her eyeballs just about popped out of her head.
Carly, call me. Let’s be BFFs.
Seriously Carly. CALL ME. Let’s hang out.
The Group Date Arrives: Kaitlyn, Britt, and My Name is Carly, It’s Nice To Meet You get to go.
The date card says “Icy our future together .”
The girls arrive at a hockey rink.
I’m questioning Britt’s flannel tied around her waist with her belly shirt AGAIN, but I of course LOVE her denim jacket. It looks VERY similar our MUST HAVE jacket right?
I’m unsure about Carly’s fringed sleeves and tribal necklace,
But I want to rip Kaitlyn’s denim jacket right off of her body and bring it home to live with me. Love the leather sleeves.
#dirtyhairdon’tcare pulled Chris to the side first, and she feeds him LIES!
She basically says that she loved his town and could totally see herself there.
She actually says the words “fell in love with it” and that “she really liked it”.
But her voice went up like 23 octaves when she said it, so we really don’t believe her.
Then Carly gets some time with him.
She says she’s protective of him and I automatically get nervous.
She’s about to throw Britt under the bus.
And she does. She throws her right under the BIG OL’ LIAR bus.
Chris actually really appreciates it, but it’s obvious that Carly just crossed over into friend territory.
That’s okay Carly. I’ll be there for you. Because we’re gonna be besties, remember?
Prince Farming questions #dirtyhair about her feelings regarding the town, and my goodness she puts on a good show.
She says that Iowa is just part of the package, and that she’s choosing him.
She also talks about being a Mom in Iowa, and I’m pretty he almost proposes on the sport.
Oh what a tangled web we weave Britt.
Kaitlyn gets 1:1 time.
He sees that Kaitlyn is still struggling a bit with uncertainty about how he feels about her (aren’t they all?), and he waltzes in and grabs the rose (that’s sitting in front of Brit) and heads out the door to go give it to Kaitlyn.
Kaitlyn and Chris walk back into the room with Carly and #dirtyhair,
and the scariest music I’ve ever heard starts playing.
Britt cracks her knuckles (I’m not kidding), Carly says something very gracious about having a good time that day and liking Kaitlyn, and then Britt starts into a monologue about her feelings.
In front of the other girls.
Chris tries to give her a nice answer to make her feel better (and shut her up), but #dirtyhair won’t have it.
She says she’s “processing out loud” and he continues to try to shut her down.
GO PRINCE FARMING!!!
He says “I’ll see you tomorrow.”
And then he drops the mic and leaves the room.
Back with Whitney and Becca at the hotel, Carly and Kaitlyn tell the story of what they surely feel was the beginning of the end for #dirtyhairdon’tcare. Carly says she’s feels like she has “done her duty”. She is THRILLED with how things played out.
But guess what, we are going to have to wait to find out who goes home, because that’s on Monday night’s episode…and I haven’t even watched it yet. And full disclosure, as much as I want to see who goes, the thought of two more hours kind of makes me want to bawl.
Come back tomorrow (Thursday) for my recap of Monday’s show!
Actually, I’m not 100% SURE it’s going to happen, but I’m optimistic.
Pray for me and my Bachelor watching stamina.
The struggle is real.
Remember to leave a comment for nickname ideas for Britt!
We also don’t have one for Whitney or Becca! GO!
I’ve got some SALE ALERTS!!!!!
A couple of new markdowns at Nordstrom include THIS Caslon military jacket I featured a couple of weeks ago. It’s now 40% OFF!
Check out THESE darling sleep shirts (4 color combos to choose from)!
And I featured THESE jeans in a sale collage last week and received lots of e-mails about them. Apparently lots of you ladies love these jeans already and scooped up another pair on sale!
Great news! They are still fully stocked!
LOFT is having 40% OFF of some seasonal favorites (no code needed)!
ACTUALLY…a bit of an update…..as of this afternoon (like 4:00 p.m.) they changed the sale up a bit. Many items in the below collage are still on sale and then an additional 40% OFF, but the pants are no longer included.
HOWEVER….LOFT is now ALSO running a FLASH SALE where you spend $100 on full price items and you get $50 off (unless you are a cardholder, and then you get $60 off)! See below the collage for some text links you might be interested in….
Here are some great items I found that are included!
Pay special attention to “f” the skinny ankle pants! I’m featuring them next Monday and they are AWESOME! Beautiful color and so flattering!
a) short sleeve jacquard sweatshirt HERE
b) polka dot sweater HERE
c) diamond pointelle sweater HERE
d) double face open cardigan HERE
e) textural stripe sweater HERE (lots of colors!)
******* f) tech stretch skinny ankle pants in Marisa fit HERE ******
g) aviators HERE
h) open bangle bracelet with drusy HERE
i) leather ladder bracelet HERE
And here are some items that would be included in the FLASH SALE (spend $100 get $50 off). These are all items that I’ll be featuring in my LOFT post on Monday! I don’t have them photographed yet, but if you want to check them out and get a jump on your shopping, please do so! 🙂
striped 2:1 sweater HERE
lace edge sweater HERE
blue gingham windowpane tunic HERE
navy pocket henley blouse HERE
floral charm bow neck blouse HERE
mixed media tiered peplum HERE
tech stretch skinny ankle pant in marisa fit HERE
black tech stretch skinny ankle pant in marisa fit HERE
white cuffed cropped jeans HERE
If you want to see my previous Bachelor recaps from this season, click HERE! If you haven’t read them yet, I’m giving you the Whitney side eye.