Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Bachelor

So much to cover!

We'll start with the 1st Group Date. They are doing things a little differently this season. No longer will the Bachelor be forced to give one of the ladies in the group a rose at the end of the date. Instead, he must choose one girl to have an extended amount of alone time with at the end of the date. This 1st group consisted of Nicole, Tiffany, Alexis, Stephanie (Kansas), Bevin, Amanda and Tessa. If you're like me, you still don't have a name to all the faces, so you might have to look back on abc.com to see who is being talked about.
The date started with a trip to a mechanical bull. Of course they each got their turn to see who would catch the eye of Andy. After some very embarrassing moments for me watching these girls on this bull, Stephanie (Kansas)beat the bull without falling off.

The group then headed to a hotel room where they each got to pick out a formal evening gown to wear to dinner. Nicole and Andy danced. Apparently that is going to be their "thing" and what keeps her coming back each week. We learned that Alexis was home schooled and is from Southlake. Does anybody know her? Bevin's jealousy came out and she complained several times about how she was the only girl not getting one on one time with Andy. Well, she got her one on one time when the girls traded their gowns for bikinis and the two of them got close in the pool. But like true Bachelor style, their time was quickly interrupted by the other girls that saw them getting a little too close.

Tiffany was chosen for the special alone time. This is the scene that every season is hilarious to me. There is always one girl that is so intimidated and quiet that it creates an incredibly awkward moment. Andy was asking her question after question and she was giving him one word answers. She was not contributing much to the conversation, which meant right then and there that she was going home.

The 2nd group date:
This date was all about athletic ability. They had to race in a mini triathlon which would have kicked my booty. Do you think they picked the prissiest girls on purpose for this date or was it a coincidence? It consisted of Kate, Susan, Erin, Tina, Amber, Danielle, and Peyton.

Kate brought out the claws early when she called Tina a hussy. First, Tina is a little weird with her National Anthem solo last week, but she is so incredibly sweet and smart. I was very annoyed at Kate's rudeness.

The triathlon competition started and Susan and Erin decided they would walk the laps in the pool because they didn't want to get their hair wet. They were so far behind because of that, they decided to take their time through the rest of the race as well and strolled on the bikes and walked the laps. Erin was sure Andy thought they were cute. Did he? Amber my favorite won and her prize was alone time with Andy on the beach. It made me smile that they looked so cute and comfortable with each other.

And then there was Stephanie who was rewarded the first one on one date because she was given the first impression rose. Stephanie went into the date saying she was 95% sure she was getting a rose and returning to the house. I thought she was a goner when she asked Andy "What is your ideal wedding?" Who asks a guy that? Past Bachelor's would have said good bye at the end of that date because of a question like that freaking them out. But not Andy, he is so infatuated with her, sure enough she got her rose.

The Rose Ceremony: There was definitely less drama this week! Andy said goodbye to Alexis from Southlake, Tiffany and Susan.

Best part of the night: Nicole, Susan, Erin and Alexis trying to figure out what 15-11 is. I am not joking. They could not figure it out. Nicole actually said 2!!


Amanda's got Baby Bangs said...

I decided to watch last night just so I could be in the know with you guys. Woo hoo! I was sad for Alexis because she is probably an awesome girl. But the Lord has someone more virtuous for her. I also thought that girl was outta there when she brought up weddings!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Um, I really like Tessa. And I like Amber too. Those are my two favorites. I loved Alexis' exit speech.

and love the Easter pics!