Monday, June 29, 2015

The Bachelorette--- Luck O the Irish

When we last left Kaitlyn, Shawn was freaking out on her. He is straight up in love with her.

America loves you, Shawn. Quit your trippin'.

Country Joe and uptight JJ are on the 2 on 1 date. The date is typically awkward, mostly because these are two completely different guys. We haven't heard a lot from Joe, and we've heard a little too much from JJ.

Notice that JJ has his arm around Kaitlyn, and Joe has a scowl on his face.

Joe has the first bit of the date, He speaks from the heart, and says he is falling in love with her.

I am smitten with that country boy.

JJ takes a bit of a different approach. He admitted that three years ago he cheated on his wife, which ultimately destroyed his marriage. She kisses JJ, but the kisses aren't quite as steamy as they were with Joe. Is she already starting to distance herself? Is she grossed out that he cheated on his wife?

Guess so. She sent JJ home. She kept Joe, but doesn't give him the rose. She needs more time with him. So JJ is left on the beach, while Joe and Kaitlyn go make out somewhere. He must have gotten the rose at some point, but I missed it.

Meanwhile, Shawn is still freaking out. He needs to talk to Kaitlyn, AGAIN.

Kaitlyn reassures Shawn AGAIN. It seems that Shawn and Kaitlyn and her own one on one time. What exactly went down? We're not really sure, but apparently Kaitlyn told Shawn he was THE ONE. Kaitlyn is honest with Shawn and said that perhaps it was a mistake to say that, because she has serious relationships with like 6 of the guys.


At the rose ceremony, Ben H. stole my heart when he was speaking to Kaitlyn. He said if he's not the one, then let him go.

I am smitten. He's going to stay.

Nick also has some time with Kaitlyn, when she has to ask Nick to keep their night of passion on the DL (news flash: perhaps she should have had this conversation BEFORE the did the walk of shame the next morning). He said he never said their night was romantic, or passionate, or intimate (LIES!). They end up making out.

Rose Ceremony:
Nick (one on one)
Jared (group date)
Joe (two on one)
Ben H. 

This means that Tanner and Ben Z. are going home. I'm sure no one was surprised to see Tanner go, not even Tanner himself. But Ben Z. was a bit of a shock. I would have sent Chris the dentist home first. Oh well. Next week, I'm sure.

I wouldn't mind seeing Ben Z. as the next Bachelor.

Kaitlyn and the guys are now taking a road trip to Killarney, Ireland. Most of the guys are in a bus, but Kaitlyn takes Jared on a roadtrip date together. They don't really do anything exciting, she doesn't give him a rose, but they do kiss the Blarney stone together:

this is not how I imagined it would be. 

Kaitlyn is such a basket case that Harrison has to break in, He says that she has to let three guys go, and narrow it down to three. Then, instead of going to hometowns, she'll have her intimate overnight dates. That way, she'll have "off camera" time with all of the guys before she meets the families.

Kaitlyn agrees. This makes sense to her.

The first One on one is with Chris. They take a helicopter to the edge of a cliff and they have a picnic. But it doesn't go well. Kaitlyn says that her heart is elsewhere. She says he's the perfect guy, but she's not feeling it. Peace out, Chris.

Chris cries like a little B. Kaitlyn goes back to the helicopter and flies away. Chris is left to jump off the cliff. He seriously freaks out.

And.... SCENE.

What do you think? Who is she going to pick anyone at the end? And will he stay with her after he finds out what she did with Nick?

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Weekend Update-- Bikes and Legos and Paint

Dude. This happened over the weekend:


I hope you'll be able to see it, but if not, it's Bug riding her bike. She FINALLY figured out how to ride a bike without training wheels. Let me tell you, it was not easy. I told her she was going to be the only girl in the 4th grade who couldn't ride a bike. I told her that BK would likely learn to ride a bike before her. She didn't care. She sat in the parking lot and cried until The Agent basically had to threaten punishments if she didn't try. So she finally tried, with her screaming her fool head off the whole time.... until something finally clicked. And then she got it.

She actually fell twice, but never too bad, and she got right back up again. My little girl is growing up! Now she says she wants to do a triathalon. Sheesh. Baby steps.

Next task: teach BK to ride a bike! That might have to wait a bit.

We also booked out vacation this weekend! We are going here:

Whoo hoo! We were going to go to Disneyland, since BK has never been there before, but when we asked the kids where they'd rather go, they both said Legoland! Sweet! It's way cheaper and we'll get to go to San Diego! This isn't for a couple of months yet-- plenty of time to get excited... and hopefully time to lose 5 (or 10 or 30 or 53) pounds!

Finally, on Sunday, I went to Paint Nite with my girlfriend:

I am incredibly talented.

If you have a paint nite near you (and they're everywhere), you should definitely give it a shot. I don't claim to be a great artist, but I AM a great listener, and if you follow the instructions step by step, you WILL have a decent piece of art at the end of the night. My favorite part is seeing everyone else's painting, and comparing how we all interpreted the same instructions.

I brought the painting home and Bug went CRAZY over it. I knew it was too feminine for The Agent's taste, so I asked Bug if she'd like it hung in her room. She was so excited! Score one for Mom!

What did you do this weekend?

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Bachelorette-- The Naughty Vixen

Sorry for the delay, but at least I have sassy hair now!

First, we go back to Ian, who was throwing a little hissy fit. Kaitlyn is rightly offended. Ian goes home. He doesn't even say goodbye to the other guys, he just peaced out.

And then he has the NERVE to say he's going to be the next bachelor.... and he needs to go have some sex.

What a winner.

And who comes to save Kaitlyn? Nick. The schmoozer.

He makes Kaitlyn feel better.... and he's going to make her feel even better soon!

Poor Shawn, who really seems to dig on her, is visibly upset when he sees her making out with Nick. Poor little lamb.... I could make him feel better!

And  with that, the rose ceremony begins:

Ben H. (one on one last week)

Nick (group date last week)
Shawn (one on one last week)



Ben Z. 

And before she reads the last name, they cut to a couple guys I've never even seen before. Seriously, who is the guy with big lips?


So Big Lips and the guy with the bad hair cut join Ian on the plane ride back home.

Kaitlyn and the guys are off to Ireland now!

The first one on one date is with Nick. He has 10 minutes to get ready and then they're off! They have a nice little walk around the park, and Nick has a chance to tease her about her odd fear of birds, and they try river dancing.

It's a nice date, they have fun together, they're able to talk together, and there's obvious chemistry.

They have a beautiful dinner, and lots of smootches. And then this happens:

That naughty little vixen took Nick back to her hotel! She says "whatever happens, happens."

Oh, we ALL know what happens!

Kaitlyn is super nervous that Nick will tell all the guys that they did the nasty, but he didn't throw her under the bus. Sure, he bragged, and he's obviously wearing the same clothes from yesterday, but he respected her enough not to kiss and tell.

Back at the hotel, Kaitlyn is having a nervous breakdown. That's what you get.

The group date has Tanner, Ben Z., Shawn, Jared, Ben H., and Chris. The date card is some cryptic message that I didn't understand at all, but it means that Joe and JJ are going on the 2 on 1 date: one guy stays, one guy goes home.

The group date guy are dressed in their nice suits and ties and they have a fake funeral  for Kaitlyn's fake death. Lame. The guys all to give a fake eulogy for Kaitlyn, while she makes the worse dead person ever.

Tanner came up with an awesome poem. He knows he has no connection with Kaitlyn, he knows his days are numbered, but at least he's accepting it.  Really, they ALL came up something good. I liked this date. Well, other than the fact that Kaitlyn had to spend the whole time in a coffin. That was kind of creepy. 

Surprisingly, Jared got the rose. He got to spend extra time with Kaitlyn while the rest of the guys had to go home. And Shawn is upset AGAIN. He says that Kaitlyn had told him he was "the one." Huh? When did she say that? Maybe in your dreams, my friend! 

Meanwhile, Jared and Kaitlyn got a private concert by The Cranberries. Are they still a thing? It's got to be 20 years since I've heard any of their music. 

Shawn is still upset, and is going off on a behind the scenes crew member, saying he can't handle it anymore, he can't stand pouring his heart out and then her giving another guy a rose, he has to leave.

We seen Shawn going to her hotel room (thank goodness she didn't bring anyone back with her this time!), banging on her door, and saying he has to talk to her.

And Kaitlyn, bless her heart, thinks Shawn must have found out that she had had sex with Nick.

Girls who cheat, let this be  a lesson to you. It's too stressful, the guilt is to much. Love your man and be faithful!

What's going to happen? ANOTHER cliffhanger? Will Shawn leave? No way, she loves him! Will she admit that she had sex? Possibly! Can't wait until next week!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

bachelorette recap postponed until tomorrow!

No Bachelorette recap tonight, because I was getting my hair done and I missed the first hour. Come back tomorrow night!

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Weekend Update-- Happy Father's Day

I am getting old. I was in bed by 9 pm every night this week (except for Bachelorette Monday, and that doesn't count).

On Friday, The Agent got a bit of bad news. His office was closed at 1 pm (he usually works until 5). He was also informed that his hours would be cut to three days a week. Since there are only three engineers left in the office, this is pretty bad.

I'm not really worried. I make enough money to pay our bills, and the kids didn't get into the after school program next year, so I was already worried about how we were going to pick up the kids from school each day at 3 pm. Oh, and every Wednesday is a minimum day, so that was a worry as well. So now The Agent can pick up the kids every day and help them with their homework and maybe pick up the house a bit until I get home. It will change our way of living, we might not to do as much extra stuff, but we will be ok.

Anyway, The Agent got home early and took a nap with BK  and didn't do laundry. I saw a glimpse into my future-- there's going to be a lot of nagging from me!

On Saturday, we went shopping! BK's birthday was last week, and we told him we would take him to Target to pick out whatever he wanted (within reason). God love him-- he had the cart full:

But he had had a couple of gift cards, so we were able to get everything he asked for. Most of the stuff in there was $10 or less-- I'm lucky that he doesn't have expensive tastes-- yet!

On Saturday night, Bug made cupcakes for Father's Day:

They're called banana split cupcakes. I am the queen of semi-homemade, and Bug is quickly following in my footsteps. She took one of those just-add-water banana nut muffin mixes, and added applesauce and chocolate chips to give it a little extra love. But the key to any good dessert is in the presentation. So she frosted it with canned vanilla frosting, drizzled on chocolate, and added nuts, a banana chip, and a cherry. BAM! Instant banana split cupcakes. They were a huge hit at The Father's Day BBQ.

Sunday was Father's Day! We allowed The Agent to open his presents in bed (two watches for work.... in hindsight, not the smartest gift idea for the guy whose company is about to go under!), and then we spent the day with my dad. We had a delicious dinner of fried chicken and mashed potatoes and a great time hanging out with the family. A great weekend!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

An interview with BK

BK is 6! It's time for an interview. I did this for Bug back here. Now it's BK's turn! 


What's your favorite color?

TV Show?
Wild Kratts
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Really? When have you seen that?
Ummmm.... I don't know. School?

Macaroni salad


Because I'm 6 years old!

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
i would go to the park every single day. Who are you going to send this to?
I don't know. Just people.
Send it to Grandma! 

Who is the President of the United States?
George Washington. 
Then I don't know.
What makes you happy?
When Daddy makes me laugh. 

When Bug hits me. 
When Bug isn't nice to me.

Tell me one good thing about Dad
He gives us kisses and he cooks for us. 

Tell me one good thing about Mom
You give us good thoughts when you are happy and when we are happy.... and it's sweet. 
Tell me one good thing about Bug
She does homework fast.

How tall do you think you will grow?
20 what? 20 inches, 20 miles, 20 feet, 20 potatoes.... 
20 potatoes! 
Where will you go on your first date?
. Oh! Go out for breakfast!

What will you do there?
 We'll talk about love stuff! With a big heart! 

What would you take with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
I would take water, a sleeping bag, a pillow, and some games. Did you write down all of that stuff? 

Are you going to have kids one day?
Yes. And their names are going to be Michael and Leese. 

What do you own right now that you will keep forever?
My fire fighter hat and my Heelys. 

I really want to keep everything for my kids because they won't have any toys. 

What kind of car will you drive when you're a grown up?
A daddy car.
A daddy car? What kind of car is that? 
A truck!

What part of being a grown up are you looking forward to the most?
Going to the movie theater.

But don't you go to the movie theater now? 
Yes, but I'll have kids and I can take them with me. 
What part are you a little afraid of?
Getting my kids in trouble

Why are you afraid of that? 
Because some people don't do that. 

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Monday, June 15, 2015

The Bachelorette-- the one where the guys throw little hissy fits

A lot going on tonight, so let's get right to it!

The show starts right where we left off last week-- with Nick walking to move in with the guys. He says he's not here to start drama, but he had been talking to her before the show started and then had to play it through to see if something's there.

The guys are not happy. They think he had his chance on Andi's season and blew it. Other guys are nervous, saying that if Kaitlyn can bring another guy in this late in the game, her feelings can't be that strong with any of the guys.

All true. Kaitlyn is definitely getting hers. But at the same time, why shouldn't she? This is the rest of her life we're talking about, so she needs to be sure.

The cocktail party is at a baseball park of some sort (Mets? Yankees?), which is cool, but also weird. This is where they're having their party? Shawn  (aka Ryan Gosling) is particularly upset. He thought he had a good connection with Kaitlyn, so why would she bring in another guy?

Totally feel you, Shawn.

Kaitlyn and they guys are forced to stand out in the freezing cold for the rose ceremony:

Chris (group date)
Jared (one on one)
Justin (group date)
Ben H.
Ben Z.
Nick (obviously)

This means that Jonathan, Ryan, and... someone else went home. Daniel? I don't know, someone of no importance. tanner  and Joshua better step up their game, or else they're going to have the same fate.

Kaitlyn and the guys are off to San Antonio next. The first date card goes to Ben H."Let's take our love one step at a time." Thank goodness she picked the Brady Boy instead of Nick right off the bat!

They go to the oldest dance floor in all of Texas, and they enter a two step dance contest. Umm, Kaitlyn is a dance instructor and she's this bad? Lord help her students!

They are eliminated in the second round. I feel sorry for whoever was eliminated in the first round. They must have been REALLY bad!

They have a relatively boring dinner, but in the end, Ben H. gets a rose.

The group date has everyone else except Shawn. The card says "I love a man in uniform." But not just any uniform-- the guys are going to be Mariachi uniforms and they're going to write Mariachi songs for Kaitlyn.

Again, Lord help us all.

Justin, JJ, Jared, Joe, Ian,and Joshua all sucked A. Nick at least had a cajones to sing to her on a balcony, but he also sucks. We didn't even have the pleasure of hearing from Tanner or Ben Z.

At the after party, Joshua has the bright idea to have Kaitlyn cut his hair. Umm.... she is for sure not a hairstylist.

Nick uses the much better strategy of using his time to make out with Kaitlyn. Smart move on this part.

Joshua is losing it, and he's about commit Bachelorette suicide. Joshua goes to Kaitlyn again and says that Nick is a bad guy and everyone else agrees. But no one else has said anything bad to say about Nick, so Kaitlyn is confused. She does the right thing, and what every Bachelorette should do: she gets all the guys in the same room and gets it all out in the open.

And every single guy there say they don't know what Joshua  is talking about. Whoa.

Nick gets the rose. A big F you to Josh.

Shawn gets the final one on one date. They go Kyacking along the river walk (I have never been to San Antonio, but this makes it look quite nice. I totally want to go to Texas now).

Shawn also doesn't buy in to Nick's story, but at least he makes better use of his time.

And News flash: he says he's falling in love with her. AND SHE SAYS SHE IS, TOO! Go, Shawn! You should totally take off your shirt now to celebrate.

Shawn gets the rose. And there's fireworks. But he doesn't take off his shirt. WTH?

Meanwhile, back at the hotel, Ian is ready to peace out. He's not feeling it, he wants to go home, and he frankly thinks the problem is her, not him. He jerkiness is coming out when he says, "Kaitlyn wants the truth, but she can't handle the truth. She's not half as hot as my exgirlfriend." He pretty much says he wants to be the next Bachelor, which guarantees that he has ZERo chance of being the next bachelor.

Oh, wow. Sour grapes much?

Kaitlyn sneaks off creepy Jared right away and takes him up to her hotel room. He says he's falling in love with her. They make out on her bed for awhile.

And then she makes out with a few more guys, all while Ian stews.

Finally, Ian takes Kaitlyn aside and puts it ALL out there. She has no personality, she only wants to make out with guys on tv, he wants a girl with more substance....

....And then we have YET ANOTHER CLIFFHANGER!!

Ian for sure is going to leave next week, right? And you else? Maybe Joshua? Maybe Tanner, who's had no airtime? Tune in next week!

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