Monday, June 27, 2016

The Bachelorette: a lot of Foreshadowing

Jojo and the guys are in Argentina!

Chris Harrison spends some time with Jojo, reminds her that Robby loves her, that she's at the halfway point.... and hopefully she doesn't pull a Ben and fall in love with 2 guys.

Harrison meets with the guys and says there's going to be a one on one date, a group date, and for the first time ever, a SECOND two on one date.

First Date
"Besame. Besame Muchacho!"

 Wells admits that he is the only guy who hasn't kissed Jojo yet. Jojo has to basically TELL Wells to kiss her. How embarrassing. I think he has to be going home, right? It's really too bad, because he's like the last good guy left on the show.

Wells and Jojo go to a show, where you look you at the ceiling and see people swimming above them. And then Wells and Jojo have a chance to do their own stunts. There is like zero opportunity to make out with Jojo.

Finally, FINALLY Wells and Jojo kiss. Oh, man. It looks like it was only ok. I hope there were some serious fireworks. I hope it's not too little, too late.

Wells says that his last relationship ended because they were basically best friends who live together. Jojo says in her private interview that statement hit home for her-- and she doesn't want that to happen again.

FORESHADOWING. Wells is a goner. Jojo says she can't give him the rose, and he handles it well. He probably knew it was coming. So sad. He's a good guy. And Jojo is left alone in the rain (with a hundred screaming fans).

Second date
Luke, Robby, James, Jordan, and Alex
"Living La Vida Boca"

These guys are all super hot.... except Alex is super short and James is kind of a goof. Robby is too sappy for me and Jordan rubs me the wrong way.... so really it's just Luke. But through some kind of soccer miracle, James wins a kiss from Jojo by getting a penalty kick against some locals in an impromptu soccer game. But James is not confident. He knows that Jordan and Luke are front runners, so James isn't sure why he's even there.


Jojo and Luke do some heavy making out. He's fr sure safe. I think James knows his days are numbered so he decides to throw Jordan under the bus. Jojo says she'll take it into consideration, but she really doesn't hear him.... and she immediately runs to Jordan and tells him that James tattled.

I really don't understand why any of the guys, ever, on any season, would think that tattling another contestant would benefit anyone at all. Really, all it does is ruin the relationship with the guys.
Jordan immediately confronts James: what the F, dude? James quakes under the pressure, and can't really defend his actions. Yep. Discussing the rules of a poker game doesn't really call into question someone's character. That's something that The Agent talks about every day.

Luke gets the rose. The reason why Luke got the rose because he spent his time making out with Jojo instead of throwing anyone under the bus or having to defend his actions.

Third date
Derek and Chase
"It takes two"

Wow. Chase is one of my favorites, and Derek is BFF's favorite. Chase is gorgeous, but Derek is probably the only good guy left.

This date is super hot. Jojo and the guys are doing a three person tango. Both guys are looking top notch and they are filled with passion.

(I might be alone in this opinion. BFF texted me saying how lame this date was. I disagree. I wish I was in the middle of this tango sandwich.)

Derek says he's falling for her, and she says she appreciates that. Really? That's all she can say?


Now it's time for Chase. It looks like he has a black eye.... why? What happened? Did he get in a fight that I missed?

Their time together is not the same as with Derek. Chase has to defend his feelings for Jojo. She claims he's not giving her anything, and she must like him more than he likes her. Chase has nothing to say in response.

Meanwhile, Derek is in a private interview, saying how confident he is in their relationship.


Chase says he is here for her, he wants to be with her, he's going to do whatever it takes to get her.

This was a hard decision, but Chase ultimately gets the rose and Derek was sent home. Derek is in tears, and Chase and Jojo dance to the music of some unknown Argentinian singer.

Chase is so freaking hot. They make out quite a bit.

There is a cocktail party, but I'm not sure why they even bothered. I think Jojo already knows who is going home. James is too nerdy, and Alex is too.... short. There's no one else who could possibly go.

Rose Ceremony: 
Luke (group date)
Chase (two on one)
and the final rose goes to..... 

no one. 

Jojo decides that can't give the final rose out to EITHER of the two guys. But instead of sending them both home, which is what she should have done, she decides to keep both Alex AND James.

James is grateful just to survive another week, but Alex is annoyed. He feels like he and James both got pity roses, and he wants to have a real relationship with her.


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Monday, June 20, 2016

The Bachelorette: Two rose ceremonies in one week!

Acckk! I was 2 minutes late starting the Bachelorette, and the drama was already in full force!

If you remember from way back two weeks ago, Chad and Alex were on a 2-on-1 date with Jojo. Alex was chosen, Chad was sent home. But instead of actually going home, Chad showed up at the mansion (or cabin or whatever it is) and confronted  all the guys. I'm not sure what was really even said, but the gist of it was, "My name is Chad and I'm a jerk."

So, Chad left and Alex came back, and there's happiness and merriment all around. But the fun times are short lived, because we have to go right into a cocktail party and rose ceremony. And as Creepy Evan pointed out, now that Chad is gone, and bunch of baby Chads were born.

Now, I don't fault any of the guys for this. Who cares that Jordan already has a rose? Get some lip action in there! Maybe he really wanted to know the flavor of Robbie's chapstick.

I did not see her have any quality time with James, Daniel, Grant, or Creepy Evan, so I'm a little worried for their fates.

Rose Recipients: 
James T. 

And the final rose goes to.... 

Creepy Evan

 Daniel and the other James was sent home.... with Daniel saying that clearly Jojo was going for personality, and his personality must suck, because he's the best looking guy there.  

Well, he's right that his personality sucks.

Jojo and the guys are going international-- taking off for South America!

The first one on one date is with Jordan: "Let's Seal the date." The other guys were a little upset. This is his first date with Jojo, but he already has a strong relationship with her, so maybe she could have had a date with one of the other guys.

Jordan and Jojo have a date that basically consists of making out on a yacht. Meanwhile, back at the house, Vinny is cutting hair and sharing his gossip mag with the other guys. The articles say that Jojo was dating her ex the whole time she was on the bachelorette, and the guys are mad  that she might be playing them.

There are two problems with this:

1. This is a gossip mag. It's not like it's Time magazine. This is not cutting edge news reporting.
2. The Bachelorette is happening right  now. How could they write an article about who she was dating during filming when the filming it RIGHT NOW? Dumb.

And I thought the guys weren't even supposed to have things like that? Shouldn't he be eliminated for having those? So I'm guessing that the producers WANTED the guys to have those. Because maybe they couldn't foresee any drama in the future, so they had to invent some drama.

Back to Jordan. Jojo had apparently met an exgirlfriend of Jordan's, who dished that Jordan was a complete jerk. Jojo confronted Jordan, and I thought he was pretty honest about his faults. He was immature, he was in love with football, and although he didn't specifically cheat, he was probably friendlier with girls than he needed to be.

No worries, Jordan still got the rose.

Oh, now back to the magazine. The producers gave Jojo a copy of the magazine, and said the guys have read it and it needs to be addressed.

(OK, so I guess the article was about events that happened during Ben's season, not the current season. I stand corrected. But I'm not going to rewrite all of the above)

This puts a bad taste in my mouth. She's not even crying real tears.

Jojo goes to the guys and says the magazine isn't real, and they guys says it's no big deal and Jojo cries some more make tears. This is dumb.

The group date has Luke, Derek, Chase, Evan, James, Vinny, Grant, Wells, and Alex: "I can't SAND to be away from you." She takes the guys sand surfing.  Ugh! It's so windy, and no one is wearing goggles! I would be blind.

(meanwhile, Jordan and Robbie are enjoying a romantic spa day.)

Derek is having classic First Date Paranoia: he had a great relationship early on, but he's jealous that other guys are building relationships, some at a faster pace. Jojo reassures him with some kisses. More kisses for James, Luke, and Alex.

Were Grant and Evan even there? Did Chase get locked in the bathroom? Vinny, stop hiding in the corner!

Derek gets the rose, "to reassure him." This upsets Alex, saying he is confident in his own relationship and doesn't need a pity rose. I say, get the rose any way you can!

Robbie has the next one on one date: "Love is within our reach." Robbie is a little too metro for me. I need someone slightly manlier. But Jojo seems to like him. They go around town and then they go rock climbing together. Robbie (an Olympic Swimmer)  then convinces Jojo to jump off the cliff with him, into the ocean.

In his interview, he says that he loves Jojo. He's in love with Jojo. I'm sorry, no. This is your first real date. You've known her for maybe three weeks. Stop being such a girl, Robbie.

Meanwhile, there's MORE drama at the house. Alex and Chase are confronting Derek about how he got the group date rose. No, Chase! I love you! Don't stoop down to Alex's level! Don't be the next Chad!

OK, back to Robbie. Robbie is telling Jojo that his best friend died in a car accident, and it made him realize that life is short  and he needs to take every opportunity he possibly could.

And then he makes an terrible mistake. He tells Jojo that he is in love with her. He is SUCH a girl.

Robbie gets the rose. Now THAT is a pity rose. How could she not give him the rose at that point? Cue the fireworks.

The cocktail party begins, and Derek takes the mean girls club (Alex, Jordan, Chase, maybe some other guys) aside right away to confront them. I applaud Derek for wanting to nip this in the bud, but he clearly never went to high school. Mean girls are always going to be mean girls.

Chris Harrison comes out and says that Jojo has made her decision. She knows who she wants, and who's ready to go home. There will be no cocktail party:

Rose Recipients: 
Jordan (one on one)
Derek (group date)
Robbie (one on one)

And the final rose goes to.... 


This was a hard night. Goodbye to Vinny, Grant, and Creepy Evan. None of those guys were able to get any last minute time with Jojo, and they really needed it.

Freaking A, all three guys teared up! What girls!

But the best part of the whole show were the previews for next week! Who does she fall in love with? Who does she send home, even though she's in love with him? Acckkk!

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Drama in the world

There's drama in the world.

People are shooting each other.

People are judging each other in the face of tragedy.

People are hating each other.


Why do we treat people this way?

I'm not saying we have to love everyone, or even like everyone.

But when did we start to think so little of the human soul that it became easier to destroy one than to tolerate one?

It makes me sad to think about the future.

My neighbors are all carrying guns.

Politicians are screaming for gun control.

I don't know what the right answer is.

I just want to live in a world where I don't have to worry that my children might be shot while walking to the park.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

May results and June goals

The Monthly Goals: a Goals Linky Party at My So-Called Chaos and A Peek at Karen's World
Another month down and I still don't have a lot to say, but that's ok!

*Lose three more pounds. Finally, a good month for weight loss! May 1: 241.1. June 1: 238.0. Whoo hoo! I've been working hard on the Lovely Diet Plan (which is essentially logging everything I eat and calorie counting).

*Create our summer bucket list. Done! The kids love creating this list every Summer. You can read about this year's list here.

*Create a You Tube Video for Bug. I still didn't get to this, and Bug hasn't been asking. Out of sight, out of mind.

*Go on a date without the kids. We went out not once, but twice! First we went to my girlfriend's 40 birthday party, and then the very next night, we went out to dinner with the other parents from BK's baseball team. A bit of a bummer that it wasn't spread out a little more, but at least we got out of the house!

And I also read two more books in May, making the total 23 for the year:

The Swan House by Elizabeth Musser

find it here 
This book was only ok to me, which is probably why it took almost the entire month to read it. It was about a young rich debutante named Mary Swan,  growing up in Atlanta in the 1960's. When her mother dies tragically, her housekeeper takes Mary Swan with her to volunteer at a soup kitchen on the other side of town. While there, Mary Swan questions everything about her society and the life she's always known.

So this was a book that's supposed to make you think and question the way people do things. It was about discrimination and segregation and the differences between the rich and the poor.  Not my cup of tea. I'd rather have a good love story.... so I was particularly annoyed when the book ended and we don't know if Mary Swan ended up with the guy (there is a sequel that answers this question, but I will not be reading it. You can read it and tell me what happens).

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank

Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes (Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 1) by [Swank, Denise Grover]
find it here

I got this book because it was free, but what a cute story! This girl has always been a plain Jane outcast, but she's special because she can have visions of future events, but that makes you kind of creepy in a small town in Arkansas. So she's an outcast, but then one day she sees her own murder in a vision. She knows she's about to die, so she starts to really live for the first time in her life.

This book was the first in a series, and I liked it enough that I've already read the next three books so far in June! There's like 8 books in the series, so I'll have plenty of reading material this Summer!

Now, we're on to June!

* Lose 5 More Pounds. I'm on a roll, let's keep it up!

* Have a birthday party for BK. BK turns 7 in June. He already blew it, and can't have a party with all his friends (I guess I better write about that at some point). But he's still having a birthday, so he'll still have a party with the family, and I'll make it cute and fun. And bonus: I saved about $400 by not having it at the laser tag place like we were planning! #silverlining

* Build a relationship with the boss. I have a new boss, who just started on May 31st. I've only met him a couple of times, but my position works very closely with him, so June will be spent getting to know each other, how we tick, all that.

* Teach BK how to swim. We didn't join the swim team this year. Bug was at the point that she needed to start getting competitive, and she just wasn't feeling it. We decided to just stick to the HOA pool, so we could all enjoy it, and I could spend some one on one time with BK to get him to learn to swim. I'm not sure that we'll be able to accomplish this in June, but it's definitely one of our goals for the summer.

Happy Summer!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Bachelorette: her rockin' bod, a lot of blood, and the Chad-Bear

Can we all just agree that Monday night was absolutely  the best episode in the history of The Bachelor franchise? Are we ready for round two?

The show starts with Chad "apologizing" for ripping creepy Evan's shirt. It was weak, there was no remorse, and Evan didn't buy it for a second.   There was no fight, no blood was shed. False advertising on the part of ABC.

Jojo had already decided that there wasn't going to be a cocktail party. Instead, she wanted to have an all day pool party where everyone could just hang out and chill.... and Jojo could show off her rockin' body in her barely there bikini.

this isn't even the one she wore

I mean, seriously. Her body is amazing.

It's all fun and games, but somehow, Evan gets a bloody nose.... even though Chad is at least 100 feet away. Apparently just having Chad look at a guy causes injury.

Everyone's having a good time, but all the guys are talking about Chad and what a freak show he is. Chad overhears Derek talking to Jojo about him and decides to confront Derek as soon as Jojo walks out the door. Derek admits that yes, he is afraid of Chad, and who wouldn't be? Dude has serious anger issues. Derek eventually ends the conversation by saying that "if Jojo asks, I WILL be telling her about this conversation."

So now we have the rose ceremony:

Chase (one on one)
Evan (group date) 
James T. (one on one)
James F. 
Vinny (who hasn't had any air time but I kinda like)

And the final rose goes to.... 


Of course.

Good bye to Ali, Nick, and Christian. These were all guys who never would have made it all the way any way, but it's still sad that good guys had to leave while Chad got to stay.

Jojo tells the guys to pack their bags because they are leaving the mansion immediately.  Their first stop is Pennsylvania.

First date: 
 "I like you very mush..."

Jojo and Luke are in some kind of electric cart, being pulled forward by dogs. Then she makes Luke chop wood to go in a wood fired hot tub and then they strip down and they have a deep conversation in the too hot water. The date is pretty much a yawn-fest. But we learned a whole bunch more about Luke. He went to West Point on a football scholarship. He went into the military as a lieutenant afterwards, and went to Afghanistan and was responsible for the lives of everyone in his platoon.

Luke gets the rose..... and then Jojo drags Luke up in front of a thousand screaming fans while yet another group I've never heard of performs a concert.

He's got that deer in the headlights look. 

Luke just got a little bit hotter to me.

Second date: 
Derek, James T.,  Daniel, Chase, Wells, Vinny, James F., Evan, Grant, Jordan, and Robbie: 
"We could go all the way."

Jojo and the guys are taken to a big football field and there are some old and apparently famous football players who run the guys through drills and then they're told they're going to play a game where the winners get extra time with Jojo and the losers go back to the hotel.

Jojo with three guys I've never heard of

Right away, some guys (Vinny, Grant, Jordan) have a clear advantage, and some guys (Evan, James T.) just don't. James Taylor started bleeding even before the game started.

It seemed evident from the beginning that the white team was going to win.... but the blue team sacked the quarterback with 6 seconds to go and ran it all the way back to score!

What happened, White? You had Chase. You had Grant.  The other team had Evan, who didn't even know the rules of football. They had James T., who had a concussion going in! Craziness!

The losers had to go back to the hotel, but the winners got more time with Jojo.

 Robbie made his move on this night.... thank goodness, because I didn't even know who this guy was.

Jordan (who desperately needs a haircut) says he's falling for her. It must have worked, because she gave him the rose, much to the disappointment of Robbie.

Third Date: 
Chad and Alex: 
Let's get lost. A walk into the woods, only one stays, the other goes home."

Everyone says that Chad is going home, that there's absolutely no way that she would pick Chad before Alex. 

A helicopter picks them up and flies them to the wilderness, where Jojo is waiting for him. They go for a hike and Chad is very nice the whole time, helping her over rocks and branches. And Alex, to his credit, said he doesn't want to spend his time with Jojo talking about another guy, but Chad acts completely different in the house. Alex tells Jojo that Chad threatened Jordan, saying he would come him after the show was over. 

Jojo confronted Chad about what Alex told her, and he doesn't deny it, but he says that there's no other solution. Jojo disagrees and says she needs time to think. 

This is really telling. She must actually like Chad, because anyone else would have sent Chad home on the spot. It's like she doesn't want to believe what he's already admitting to. She wants so bad to believe that he's a good person underneath that tough exterior. 

I've been there, Jojo. He's not a good guy.  Send him home tonight. 

While Jojo is off thinking about life, Chad comes back to Alex and says he's not mad, he's just disappointed. Chad says he really wants to hurt him right now, but he can't without getting in trouble. 

Jojo comes back, says she can't handle Chad's constant threats of violence, and sends him home. Alex and Jojo go to the resort to make out, and Chad is left to wander through the woods. The cameras show him walking back to the resort, and knocking on the Guys' door. 

This can't be real. First of all, they took a helicopter to get to the date-- he wouldn't have been able to walk back. And there are producers, handlers, bouncers, all kinds of people there. They wouldn't let Chad go crazy.... would they? 

We'll see you in two weeks for the next installment! 

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Monday, June 6, 2016

The Bachelorette: Yoga and Sex Secrets and Swingers

Part one of the two the two part special starts right now!

The show starts with panning around the mansion: it's gross. Is a cleaning service not in the budget this year? The guys are implying that the mansion is a red hot mess because Chad is a jerk. He might be a jerk, but he did not single-handedly destroy the mansion.

Oh, and someone else tp-ed the outside of the house. So blame the mess on that guy.

This week there are two one on one's and a group date.Here we go!

Date 1:
Chase: Let's get Physical

Jojo and Chase meet at a yoga studio where the yoga chick is in a crazy upside down position. She tells them right away that they basically need to have an anger-gasm.

Lord, no.

Although, you have to admit, they're kind of hot together.

Meanwhile, back at the mansion, Daniel and Chad are still working out. Creepy Evan is is in the corner doing squats as he watches them and is jealous.

Chase and Jojo have a nice night and I have no idea what they talk about because I was too busy drooling over him. He is seriously dreamy.

Chase gets the rose. And then someone I've never heard of before sings a private concert for them. But I am now officially a fan of Chase.

Second date:
Jordan, Grant, Wells, James F., Christian, Ali, Daniel, Vinny, Nick, Evan, Alex, and  Chad:  "love has no secret."

Chad instantly says he doesn't even want to go, he would rather have a one on one. The guys all gang up on him and tell him that if doesn't want to go, he can cross his name off right now. Chad talks smack to Evan and Jordan and Alex, and says he'll take them all on. Please! I would love to see it! They guys have a staring contest for a bit, but nothing happens. Yet.

Jojo meets the guys outside of a theater and they sit down for a performance. It's a story telling show, where the performers tell their deepest darkest sexual secrets... and the guys have to share their secrets as well.


For Creepy Evan, this is just another day at the office. Some of the other guys have the decency to be embarrassed. One guy begs his mama to turn off the tv now. Chad says he's not going to play this dumb game: his sex life is none of her business.

Creepy Evan says he's going to call Chad out on all his  faults on front of the audience..... an d all

Grant is first. Oh, I hope he talks about how he saved a girl from a burning building and he took her  in the cover of smoke.... but no, he doesn't. Bummer. Good story though.

Most of the guys were pretty funny.... until it's Evan's turn. He was blatantly calling Chad a jerk in front of everyone. Chad was totally upset, and basically ripped off Evan's shirt.

Chard is pissed. And then he was embarrassed, because he tried to kiss Jojo in front of everyone and she denied him.


Chad slammed his fist in the door and he walked by, and I didn't think it was that hard, but it was hard enough to bust up his knuckles!

Evan should be a little bit scared right now.

Evan, to his credit, does not shrink away. Evan says. "Hey you ripped my favorite shirt (that he's worn every episode), you owe me an apology." And how does Chad respond?

"Dude, quit bullying me."

Really? Evan, who maybe weighs 135 soaking wet, is being bullied by Chad, who is 200 pounds of pure muscle?

I freaking love this show!

Side note: how did Evan end up with not one, not two, but THREE kids? 

During the after party, Chad continues to be a jerk. Evan takes Jojo aside and says that if Chad stays, he's gone. Oh, Evan. That might have been a mistake.

Jojo is ready to pass out her rose, but she wants to talk to Evan alone first. She says he's a great guy, and she wants to give him the rose (REALLY????), but she doesn't know if he'll accept it. He does.

Ugh! And then they kissed! SO GROSS!

The guys are all happy, because they think it means that Chad is for sure going home. And then Chad was so awesome! He actually said out loud, "Are you serious? Is this a real scenario?"

SO freaking awesome!

Date Three: James T. "Let's kick it old school"

Oh, freak James. Don't start crying.

There was clearly some creative editing, because suddenly James and Jojo are dressed old school and taking swing dance lessons. I gotta say, I'm not lovin' James. He's a little too goofy Gomer Pyle for me.  But this date is perfect for him.

If you Google pics of James and Jojo together, you will find photos of them CLEARLY kissing during the their swing dancing escapades, but those kisses were not aired on camera. They make it seem like james has absolutely entered the friend zone.

During the evening portion of the date, James says he was an ugly kid (yeah, I can see that), and he's always lacked self confidence. Jojo gives him the rose, and I feel like it's a pity rose, but then James breaks out his guitar. He plays her some silliness that I didn't even like (but BFF loved it. To each their own). Apparently Jojo was down for it, because she started making out with James.

I bet it was like kissing her brother.

Meanwhile, back at the mansion, they guys feel like they need a security guard to protect them again Chad. Even Daniel, Chad's one friend, is trying to talk some sense into the meat head. Daniel says, "Maybe you shouldn't be so much like Hitler. Maybe be more like Mussolini."

Chad says, "Well, let's say I'm NOT Hitler."

Daniel: "OK, so then let's say you're Trump. Maybe be more like Bush."

Run, Daniel. RUN!

Chris Harrison visits the guys the next morning with some news. Jojo has already decided that there wasn't going to be a cocktail party that, but instead she wants to have an all day pool party with the guys.

Creepy Evan runs after Chris Harrison and says he fears for his safety and Chad absolutely needs to go home. Harrison is already spending his next bonus in his head, and takes Chad aside. Harrison tells Chad to handle it "in a way that might be received well."

Oh, yeah. It's on now!


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Monday, May 30, 2016

The Bachelorette: Big hoses, meat heads, and Winter is coming

Welcome back to The Bachelorette!

Let's get right to the dates. The formula is the same as it's always been: 2 group dates, and a one on one. Yawn.

First date: 
a group date with I think Luke, Grant, Will, Evan, Daniel, Vinny, Ali, James (There are 3 so I'm not sure which one) Wells, and Robbie: "Let's heat things up."

As soon as the date card is read, the guys hear an explosion and they all run out to see a limo on fire. The guys just stand there like dumb asses... no one even got a fire extinguisher or anything. And isn't one of them an actual fire fighter? Lame.

So, Jojo comes up in a fire truck and puts out the fire, looking way hotter than any fire fighter I've ever seen, and then fthe guys pile in to her fire truck and they drive away to some kind of training center. The guys have to suit up, and then perform a bunch of fire fighting tasks.

(one guy actually said that  he hadn't held a hose that big since he was back home in his apartment. Oh, no he didn't!)

For Grant, the actual fire fighter, this is just another day. But for poor Wells, the radio dj,  this was a big deal, and poor guy dang near passed out. The reward for this, of course, is that Jojo spends some extra time with him:

Jojo to the rescue
Meanwhile, back at the mansion the guys are  writing a song to sing to Jojo (led by the guy that wants to be a country singer). But super jerk Chad (or maybe Alex?) isn't interested. You know he's going to be the guy we love to hate.

OK, back to firefighting; Luke, Grant (no surprise), and Wells are in the top three. They have to climb to the top of a building and "save" Jojo. Wells was pretty much done from the start, so he was no contender. But Luke gave Grant some serious competition! How embarrassing would have been to have someone else be a better fireman than an actual fireman?

No worries. Grant wins. He's pretty stinkin' hot. His reward is the first one on one time with Jojo. He spends his time kissing her. His kisses are sweet and gentle, and so hot.

Have Mercy

Wells spends the next time with Jojo. He's funny and personable and he shows her pictures. No kisses.

Then there's a bunch of other one on ones that must not have been that interesting, since they spent 10 seconds total on all of them.

And then Jojo spends time with Luke, and they kiss on the rooftop.

(This from The Agent: "Does she at least brush her teeth in between guys?")

Wells received the group date-- a pity rose.

Don't worry Grant and Luke-- you're safe.

Second date: 
Derek: "Love is full of choices." I don't remember Derek at all, so clearly he's not that memorable. The date is filled with choices: sky or sea, north or south, etc. Their choices lead them to a picnic with a view of the Golden Gate bridge. It was  a pretty cute idea that I don't think we've ever seen before. Thank you for that, Bachelor Nation.

Derek gets a little serious during the evening portion of the date (as he should), and says that he's had trouble opening up after his ex girlfriend cheated on him. Jojo can relate, since the last guy she fell in love was dating 27 other girls at the same time.

Derek gets the rose.

Third date: 
Jordan, Christian,  Nick, Another James, Alex, and Chad: "Prove your love to me... and the nation." This means that three guys didn't get any date at all: The third James (I think the super fan) and two other guys.

The guys and Jojo go to the ESPN studios to play "Bachelor Nation." This is lame. I'm not feeling it at all. These dates should not be funny. Jojo needs a husband, not a comedian.... and certainly not a guy who wants to make it big while singing (I'm looking at you, Other James).

And she can't throw a football

The most telling thing about the date is that Chad is for sure a jerk.... but good Lord. She likes it. Ugh. I hate jerks.

The top three guys were Alex, Chad, and James, with James in the number 1 spot. These guys don't get anything special, but Jojo has said she will take take these (lame, bogus) thoughts into consideration.

Singing James gets the first one on one time with Jojo. He wrote her a note telling her his feelings, and it made Jojo tear up. They kiss, but I don't love it. He kisses way too loud.

Chad's one on one time drove me CRAZY! Don't pretend to not be a jerk! With your yorkie-maltese (read-- a really small dog) and your mom is your best friend but she just died 6 months ago story. Ugh!

They kiss.... and Chad admits off camera that he's starting to have feelings for her.

Singing James gets the rose. Thank goodness for that. But he can't possibly win. Did he start crying during his interview? No way can he be the guy for her.

Cocktail Party: 
Chad was waiting outside for Jojo when her limo showed up. He gave her a glass of wine, and walked her inside, while giving her a quick kiss. He might have wanted more, it looked like she pulled back a bit. Interesting.

As much as I don't like Chad, I hate that the other guys are so butt hurt about it. Dude, he was waiting outside for her. Get over it. Don't be jealous that you didn't come up with the idea first.

Chase made it snow.... how did he do that? Did he just talk to the producers and beg them to make it snow?

Winter is Coming
The guys confronted Chad again, because he interrupted  Alex's time (and then again with creepy Evan). Have these guys never watched the show? Aren't they SUPPOSED to interrupt each other? I just don't understand why they're getting in their panties in a bunch.

Chad finally loses his temper and lashes out at Alex (the short marine) and they come close to blows. This is what happens when you get too many meat heads in the same room.

Rose recipients:
Wells (group date)
Derek (one on one)
Singing James (group date)
Another James
St. Nick
Super Creepy Evan

This means that the third James (the super fan), and two other guys.

Don't forget that the Bachelorette is on for TWO nights next week! It's going to be crazy!

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