Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ReCAP... Emily's first night! Ekkkk!

I know, I know I've been... not here.
To be honest I've been burned out a little. Okay a LOT.  
Blah. Blah Blah. 

Moving along

  Let's talk

I've been counting down the days until May 14th.
  I was so excited last night waiting for 9:30 to roll around.  And now...
 I'm here for my ritual, re-CAP baybay!


Let me start of my saying...

do.not.want to know the
spoilers or who the top three or who she ends up with....

It ruined it for me last season. 

If you comment, please do NOT tell me.


Rewind back 2 weeks ago:
The Release of top 25 men

 Did you feel let down?
Did the mens faces look extremely lop-sided?
Did you shar-t your panties... as I did?
I was very nervous. Nervous for Emily.

Last night:
"Bachelorette" Emily Maynard

This was the first time I was watching it by myself due to a new ritual my husband
has picked up, Monday Night Poker with the guys.
... he totally asked me to record it. #truestory

I had my girlfriend Caitlin in my right hand...
we had a text-date.
Well.. I kind of forced her into it. I couldn't quit texting her. Poor thing.
Sorry Cait!♥

I loved her introduction.
Emilys Outfits always excite me more than anything.
When it came time to see the men, I saw true nerves yet happiness on her face...
... but honestly, I could NOT quit thinking about Brad.
Is he watching this? What is he thinking? Is he broken? Is he happy?

{... right after Emilys introduction, Aaron walks in the door. He couldn't STAND it.}

The Limo Arrives:

 Can I just say that I think first impressions are a big
especially on this show. However I'm more of a... less is more.

Start small, finish big = my bachelor/ette motto

I hate a cheesy guy... I love effort. I'm totally the hopeless-romantic type. I'm married to the biggest man-child out there. I love personality. 
I hate cheesiness. I hate cocky. I hate when someone pushes TOO much of one thing. 

 Nate got my first pick when I stalked the release of the 25 men
based on looks. I thought he was a cutie & looked normal as the rest of them looked ODD.

Nathan Bakke and Emily Maynard in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

 Nathan and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere
 Even though I couldn't smell him...
A woman never forgets a good smelling man.
My perfect example of {Less Is More}. He did not do much last night but
I think Nate will come strong later.

My first impression = I felt he was mous-ie looking & this pose for this picture
looked as if he was giving the camera man a... come get me, I want you so bad look.

Doug Clerget and Emily Maynard in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

... totally annoyed the heck outta me.
Of course he got the first impression rose because of his son's letter
in which I did think was adorable. However, Doug himself is playing the
{I'm a single Dad, You're a single Mom, I Love my son, You love your daughter, I need a wife, you want a husband, Let's get married???} card a little to much.

Doug and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

I also think Doug will bring drama to the house. He was very opinionated & talked excessively. Which isn't a bad thing but I still got a yuck feeling from him.

He reminded me of the movie Jerry Mcquire.
Only he was trying to get Emily by LOVING his son.
... yes I know thats NOT how the movie went down.

OVERALL, I was pissed he got the FIRST impression rose.


First impression - I didn't remember him
Never judge a book by a cover because Joe....

Emily Meets Joe Gendreau in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Joseph and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere
Joe may not be the hottest but his personality was pretty memorable.
Okay, so I got a little scared when he screamed her name and did the happy walk/dance
a few times walking up to her. Overall, I thought his personality was good.
I think he'll be fun.

... he seemed odd to me when I saw this picture 2 weeks back.
Almost like ... too groomed.

Chris Bukowski Meets Emily Maynard for First Time on Bachelorette Season 8

Chris and Emily Maynard Talk (with Dolls) in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Looks better in person {aka on TV}.
I thought his hand made bobble-heads was a great idea.
Thats my kind of ... win my heart.
It put thought into it without being cheesy.
I love a guy who puts effort into things... especially gifts!
BIG turn on!


Stephen and Emily in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Tony and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Loves this color green.
... holy mess the man can move!
I love a dancer.

Dude TOTALLY got busted out by Helicopter guy.
I kind of felt stupid for him.


Don't judge me but I thought he looked lop-sided & vampir-ish.
I immediately thought "Not Emily".

Kalon McMahon and Emily Maynard in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Kalon and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Kalon is a "ladies man" he says in which I thought was not true not the best thing to
say when you are {serious enough} to be on this show.
He arrives in a helicopter... okay cool but again a little too much.

He totally thought he was getting the first impression rose which I found hysterical.
And... he didn't look quite lop-sided & vampir-ish on screen.
These photographs are awful.

I think Kalon will be THE drama on the show!

Oh and they have him as a {Luxury Brand Consultant}...
can someone tell me what the heck that is? Is it is a title that is trying to make something
else look bigger and better?

Okay... we all remember this guy
when I first saw this photo I totally thought his choice of clothing was
 a little much, I didn't like it. However, I thought he had the cutest smile, it shines.
His clothes just threw me off.

Randy (in Character) and Emily Maynard in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Randy and Emily in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Randy shows up looking like a Grandma.
Were you as embarrassed for him as I was? I totally hid my face.
I knew he blew it. However, I kind of wanted him to stay longer because
It's more of his personality. I thought he was someone that shined, that stood out once his grandma look was gone. I liked him.

Perfect example of {Start Small, Finish BIG}

First Impression: No way, not for Emily.
{... as if I know what's good for her.}

Alejandro Meets Emily in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

I thought his conversation with Emily was cute, it made me smile
but I started to get a little like ... "okay stop."

Alejandro and Aaron Talk With Emily Maynard in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere


Tony Pieper and Emily Maynard in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

... cheesy cheesy cheesy. Hated his entrance COMPLETELY.
I kind of think he will be the next {Jenna the blogger, on last season}.
Seemed a little to emotional.

hate his hair but looks better in person

Travis Pope and Emily Maynard in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

I did not realized the egg was real.
I thought it was totally weird. I'm not a bird fan and out of all the things he thought
of to impression Emily, he thought holding a real egg was the way to go?
Or a way to show her he can take care of her and Ricki.

Travis and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

Very odd to me.
I'm totally not understand how he is going to keep up with this egg.
I'm just stumped.
I'm gonna call it NOW, that the show sets him up with like Skydiving or something
very...can't really keep up with the egg-like.

First Impression: goofy & didn't look Emily's style 

Brent Meets Emily in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

 I totally was broken hearted for this guy. I really was.
No, I didn't see him with Emily but I kind of wish he stayed at least one more round.

That being said
There is NO shame in six kids. The is NO shame in anyone's lifestyle.
However, bringing it to the table on the first date... well the first 10 minutes of talking
is a little intimating.

I know Emily wants love, wants a father-figure for her baby girl & wants
a mini-van full of babies... but again, throwing {I have six children}out there before you even know anything else is a little much.

I ALWAYS loved how Emily waited to share her story with Brad. And really the rest of the girls too. She wanted Brad to see HER first not everything else and that's how I think it should be.

 Kyle and Brent Talk With Emily Maynard in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

I felt bad for Brent. I wanted to hug him.
I will say that I loved he brought a picture of all of them!

My first impression: Cute. Older looking.
Reminded me of my tennis coach in HS who I had a major crush on.

... I'd be lying if I didn't already melt when I saw the preview yesterday
at work. I knew he was a hottie.

Ryan Reads Emily a Letter in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere 

Georgia Boys = Keepers!
+ Ryan is from S.A.V.A.N.N.A.H Georgia! Points!

Ryan is smokN'. He totally caught my eye getting out of the limo.
I thought his paper {You're Beautiful / I'm so Nervous} was...
It made me blush. It was really cute.
I was TOTALLY freaking out when he said "I wrote down what I wanted to say..."
I thought, you are about to blow it. And then that...
two thumbs up. I kind of thought he was in the running for the first impression rose.
Ryan and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere
{... I didn 't see them talk last night but I REALLY hate when men sit like that.}
It's a personal thing.
... wait - are his socks purple?

did NOT see him and Emily together at all.
HATED his hair.

Jef Holm and Emily Maynard in Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

... rolls up on a skateboard, alright not bad.
I still like {getting out of a limo} better but okay, it wasn't bad.

Jef and Emily Maynard Talk in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere

I think Jef is going to be to emotional for me. He's already like..
"... I hope these men treat he right. She deserves a good guy."
Kind of counting himself out. Seemed like he had low self-esteem... which happens
but I do not like a wine-ER. Not my style.
We will see. He seemed to grab her attention & make a good impression
so... we will see.

Emily Maynard Is Surrounded By Men in The Bachelorette Season 8 Premiere 

... and that concludes my thoughts on the guys.
Of course I left some guys out but these are the ones who really had me talking & who left memories in my head.

Didn't these men go back and watch some of Emily & Brads show? Can't they see that Emily is gentle and calm.

I say that not meaning they shouldn't be themselves but first impression is a big deal.
Woman remember what they first remembered of a person, man or woman when they first met them.

Dressing like Grandma, getting down on one knee with a pillow and a slipper or bringing a goose egg is not the brightest trait for the first time meeting someone.
Or for me anyway.

Again, I really thought there was going to be some DROP.DEAD.SEXY-AS-HELL. men
and really, they are just everyday guys. Not saying they are ugly but... you get get my drift?

 Maybe there will actually be a successful
couple. Just because Emily is completely stunning doesn't mean she has to have a completely stunning looking fella.

... Or that's what I'm telling myself now.
There is definitely a variety of men
- shapes, sizes, looks & jobs.

Two questions:
{help me figure it out}

who is the lucky one who makes this southern belle
bring out her potty mouth and totally screws up by saying
she has baggage....

And who do you think gets the first date?


Carolyn said...

OMG! I did a recap too! haha I loved Doug. I do agree that he came on a little strong with his son, but that's his life. Being a single dad, his whole world probably revolves around that kid - which is the same as Emily. Agree that Ryan is HOTT! Yum. I wasn't a fan of the bobbleheads... thought it was kinda cheesy!! I can't wait to find out who the asshole is that calls Ricki baggage!!!

Kelly B. said...

I thought it said it was Kalon that said it!? or there were people that were saying Kalon had ulterior motives, and the things he was saying behind her back weren't so nice? Regardless I can't wait. Nice to see someone with a spine, unlike Ben who dismissed Emily for trying to warn him about Courtney.

lori said...

my hubs asked me to record it, too! haha. love it.

ryan is my pick right now! i think i like doug... while i agree with you about him coming on a little strong with the son thing.

i do not like jef. he seems to put on for me. i also do not like stevie, i feel like he's going to be dramatic. and kalon seems very cocky. and i hate that.

and i hate all the cheesy prince charming stuff...

Nicole said...

I am with you on the spoilers...I HATE when I find out!!! I read it on someone's blog last season, and was so pissed cause I knew who won. At least I know I can come here and you won't spoil it :)

I also have text dates with my girls when the show is on! Like, 3 or 4 of them at a time :)

I still haven't watched the episode last night, but I can't wait to start watching this season!

I feel you on the burnout...priorities, lady. Take it one day at a time.

Anonymous said...

I admit, I've never watched a Bachelor or Bachelorette show.. But I am going to start watching! Your recap got me hooked. I have to go find the show now. :D

Ashley said...

Agh I never watch the bach or bachelorette but I thought this season looked juicy so I watched last night. I was literally yelling at the TV like it was a sporting event "OH COME ONNNNNN!!!" during the introductions. Doug was on my last nerve with his whole single dad bit. I'm a single momma and just because we both have kids doesn't mean we're going to be a match. Der der der. I for sure think that Kalon is going to be the douche who starts problems. He seems to fit the type. I thought the skateboard guy might get the first impression rose. It was so cute when Emily said "He seems so cool. I hope he thinks I'm cool too." That made me smile =)