i am just so disappointed.
you know, you stay loyal to something for so many years and sure, it lets you down from time to time, but at the end of the day – it’s a good thing in your life. it’s a steadying force when so much is unknown.
and then what do they do?
they go and get two bachelorettes.
you almost lost me with juan pablo. i made you sleep on the couch for a few weeks but we made up when you brought me andi.
we’ll get to more on the bachelorette. i already have a rant in my head all tee-ed up. dontchaknow. but first, the finale. i truly don’t know where to start. do i start with chris’s questionable choice in sweaters, whitney saying for the second time to his parents “we made a baby” or how i would really like for chris’s parents to adopt me?
lets start at the beginning. when it became immediately apparent that becca was the front runner with a 25 mile lead in the marathon over whitney. it was her game to lose, and lose it she did, tearless in the backseat of a limo. chris became so defensive of becca in his conversation with his family that whitney could have sprouted wings and cured cancer and becca would’ve gone home with a neil lane size jewel.
pause for the soules family. i would move to arlington if i could hang out with those folks every day. i would like to make chicken pot pie and pineapple upside down cake with mrs. soules and then sit on the front porch with mr. soules, drink sweet tea and talk about how life was precious back in the old days. it’s not that farfetched for this indiana girl, my cornfield appreciation runs deep and true.
then there is the conversation in the hotel room between chris and becca. it honestly broke my heart a little. someone texted me, “why can’t becca just tell him she loves him?” and my heart sighed. because it’s not always that easy. it’s scary, and it’s loaded and when you’ve waited for something for so long, you want to really mean it. because every time the hope of it dissipates, the word means a little more. it’s a promise.
i just went all whitney on you didn’t i? speaking of whitney and her high pitch voice that only dogs can hear (which coincidentally, pairs perfectly with chris’s laugh). even with becca’s indecision, i was still a little surprised chris picked her. he honestly just didn’t seem that into her (and yes i read the book). from body language to the things he said – and i know producers twist and edit it to tell the story they want to – but compared to chris’s nearly begging becca to open up, he seemed almost unaffected by whitney. whitney said in the after the final rose that she’s not watching the show, and for now – i think that’s a good call. at least that last episode. i’m going to chalk it up to just feeling comfortable at where they were and how they felt about each other.
anyway. they got their happy ending, and i hope it works out. seem like good peeps.
about those two bachelorettes. i just think it’s degrading – to the women on the show, in general. i mean, you could argue that the bachelor is degrading in general but i do think at it’s core, the essence of the show is good. here read this, this is exactly how i feel.
and here’s some chicken. it’s on a date with the farro salad i posted the other day.
- 3 chicken breasts
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- preheat ovent o 375
- sprinkle chicken with paprika, fresh ground pepper, kosher salt – liberally.
- pop into oven for 30 – 35 minutes until cooked evenly