I’m Not Territorial or Anything.

January 10, 2013 · 34 comments

You guys asked, so I’m telling you.

I was tempted to not touch this season of the Bachelor. You guys know all about my Sean thoughts and feelings.


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The second Sean waltzed into frame on The Bachelorette, I had a pretty immediate reaction.

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“THAT GUY. He’s my favorite.”

“…No, not for Emily. For me.”

So, when he was announced as the next Bachelor and I hadn’t gotten a phone call from ABC producers telling me Sean had personally requested I be the first out of the limo so he can just propose then and there, I was a little distraught.

Obviously, not distraught enough to boycott this season.

I will tell you, however, I’m feeling a little territorial. I was extra judgey with all the girls who walked out of that limo. Almost all of them seemed pretty crazytown to me.

You know, more crazy than “normal” Bachelor contestant crazy. I was all over the place with my “But why THAT girl and not me? Why not me?” (That’s a Dane Cook reference for all you silly Sallies who don’t know.)

Anyway, I need to get over myself and attempt to watch this show objectively. I’m a lucky girl in a great place right now, and I can be happy for Sean as I watch him find his happiness.

Those girls just need to stop touching him.

KIDDING. Sorta.

I’m going note-style on this again. These were a few of my thoughts upon watching Sean’s first episode as The Bachelor:

1. Did ABC just coordinate Arie, the man dating Courtney Robertson, coming back and advise Sean pre-Bachelorhood? YIKES.

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Remembering how much she frustrated me actually cues my gag reflex.

I was yelling at the screen. Yelling.

“WHAT? SEAN. YOU’RE PERFECT. DON’T LISTEN TO A WORD HE SAYS.”

And as far as that kiss advice went? C’mon. As far as I could see, Sean was doing just. fine.

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Look at him. The man does not need advice. And definitely not from Arie. The awkward hand doesn’t even matter.

(I joke around a lot over here, and I obviously like the way Sean looks because, well, I have eyeballs, but I genuinely love the fact that, as far as The Bachelor goes, Sean is a class act and seemingly a great guy. That needed to be noted somewhere.)

2. Could these girls be more awkward and shrieky?

3. Wedding gown. WEDDING gown? God, Sean appreciates a sense of humor. This is good, but for me, the girl was a little too hammerfied much to deserve a rose.

4. Homegirl who tripped while trying to do gymnastics totally should have gotten up, wiped her hands on her dress, laughed, and said, “See? I’ve already fallen for you.” Play it off, woman!

5. Based on clues from upcoming episodes, Tierra is totally about to be the new Courtney.

When she showed Sean her tacky open heart tattoo, I was a little worried he peaced out to grab a sharpie and fill it in right then and there. I was relieved it was just a rose, although I’d be lying if I said I kinda judged him for his first impression taste. And can I add how hilarious it was when a girl told Tierra she was gorgeous and all, but her rose was not actually the first impression rose? Oh no, she di’int.

I did like Sean’s “I’m-gonna-give-you-a-rose-now-so-I-don’t-have-to-keep-track-of-a-bajillion-names-come-rose-ceremony-time” play. Smartypants. Big smartypants.

6. I did really like Kacie B. in Ben’s season, but… holy moly, did I feel territorial when she stepped out of that limo. I find myself always annoyed when girls who have already had a shot of the show come back, and this was no exception. Outta here, Kacie B. You wanted Ben. You don’t get Sean. I like you and all, but this time, you and your baton need to stay home.

7. Stoppppp tanninggggggg!

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You go, girl. 

Everyone knows I can’t utter a single negative word about you, Katie Kat. You’re adorable. But let me guess, the producers suggested the barefoot play, yes? Everyone’s going nuts over it.

9. Ashley H’s dress. Whaaat are you doing?

I was trying to give her the benefit of the doubt, but then I saw her fashion choice on her little school-portrait-esque token Bachelor shot:

 

Yipes. Sorry Ashley/AshLee/Ashleigh #17, I’m judging your fashion choices.

10. My official favorite is Lesley from D.C., but I don’t think I see her going far.

As far as I’m concerned, jury’s still out as to who Sean ends up with. Obviously, I’m not a spoiler-reader.

Hit me with your notes. I want to hear your thoughts on this crazy crew.

 

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  • alyssa - life a la wife January 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I read a spoiler. I couldn’t help it!!

    How many ashLee’s are on this time? I agree that these girls are definitely the CRAZIEST. What about the 50 shades girl? #cray
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I KNOW. I can’t imagine being her after that aired.

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  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    oh geez…I was definitely a bit disappointed with the choice of ladies for him. A few seemed okay but several just seemed really “Barbie” and like they’re trying to create “Barbie & Ken” vs a good couple.
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I completely agree. I really felt like there was a major lack of girls with depth and genuine character. It made me sad.

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    Katie @ Talk Less, Say More Reply:

    think we can call ABC and ask to be one of those “twists” this season, step in and say “hi, we’re pretty AND we have character” …?
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  • Kaitlyn January 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    1)ALL of the girls are crazy (although I do agree…I actually like Lesley).

    2)The drunken Ashley who “doesn’t know why she’s still single” ….umm, thank goodness she didn’t make it past the first night. Did you watch the very end where she shoved her bare ass into the camera?

    3) Tierra = crazy. Those are crazy eyes, Sean, not pretty eyes. I saw her intro video and immediately texted one of my friends iDing her as a crazy one.

    4) Haven’t read an spoilers. Have absolutely no idea who could possibly win.

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    ah, I’m glad I’m not the only anti-spoiler one around here! ;) And yeah, Tierra…. yoikes.

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  • Whitney January 10, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    I read the spoilers on realitysteve.com. He was spot on with Emily’s season so we’ll see if he gets Sean’s season! Why didn’t YOU try out for the show!?!?!?!? :)

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    You mean why didn’t they PICK me? ;)

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  • Caryln January 10, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I actually went to high school with the wedding gown girl! I didn’t know her too well, but one of my best friends did and from what I hear she is a really sweet and genuine girl. I ALSO was terrified he was going to get a sharpie and fill in Tierras heart! haha I originally had the model girl pegged as the crazy one but now I am sure it will be Tierra who will somehow make it really far in the competition despite being a crazy ass because thats how this show always goes.

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I actually had the red flag up for the model girl, too. “THE BEST FROM THE MIDWEST! :-D”

    And I completely agree. I’m sure it’ll take a whole lot of time for the real Tierra to come out to Sean.

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  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I sure was thinking about you as I was watching the first episode on Monday night. Some of those girls… oh my gooooooosh. I’m not sure who I like yet (the first night is always hard to tell), but the Husband and I had a grand old time commentating through the episode. (yes my husband watches the bachelor with me)
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    That’s when you know he’s a keeeeeeper! ;)
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  • Holly January 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Lesley was my favorite too. I mean what guy doesn’t love a girl with a football?! Smart girl she is. :)
    …and she got to check out his tush ;)
    I do like Kacie B as well, but feel the same as you..it’s like ‘ok, you had your chance with one…now just because you know Chris Harrison doesn’t mean you get to go back.’
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    exactly!

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  • Karla @ myhighonlife January 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I said I wasn’t going to watch it either until I found out the beloved Sean was the Bachelor. I feel like he’s too good for the show though… he deserves real love and look how well that’s worked out in the past.

    Oh my goodness these girls are CRAZY!! Tierra rubbed me wrong immediately. And (no offense to any Tierra’s out there)… the name itself is enough to just not work for me.

    I do like the bridal consultant. She seems cute, sweet, and genuine. And I think that it’s great they brought Sarah (I think that’s her name) even though she has an amputated arm from birth. She is gorgeous and seems so sweet. ABC does have some sort of a heart and not just grabbing the crazies.
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I’m with you on the name, and I agree with what you say about how love seems to work out on here. Sean seems to be too good for all of this, to be honest.

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  • Danielle D January 10, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    “WHAT? SEAN. YOU’RE PERFECT. DON’T LISTEN TO A WORD HE SAYS.”

    AMEN, sista friend. Lesley is the only one who seemed normal to me. I liked the whole football thing she did and LOVE that Sean played along. ::::sigh::::: I was half expecting/hoping to see you step out of the limo, not gonna lie. hahaha. Until next week!

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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    Hahaha. I’m glad you were hoping for it. Sorry I couldn’t deliver!

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  • Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife January 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    tierra looks exactly like a brown haired britney spears! Seriously I couldn’t believe it when I saw it! I also really like Lesley {with a y} shes so cute!

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  • Kenda January 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    OMG I thought the same exact thing when I saw Sean leave Tierra standing there. Sean is awesome and these girls are WAY to crazy town for him!

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  • Hollie@lolzthatswim January 10, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I am going to live my life waiting for your updates and thoughts. I am dying over here.
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    hahaha. I’m really glad the lack of respectable content on my blog still makes you happy. ;)

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    Hollie@lolzthatswim Reply:

    No, your content is forever hilarious and always making me laugh. LOL
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  • Amber K January 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    I still haven’t watched any of it, but this recap was hilarious!
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  • Mer January 11, 2013 at 4:58 am

    Your sharpie comment just killed me. I spilt coffee all over myself.

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  • Mollie @Sprinkles of Life January 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

    I’m soo excited the Bachelor is back on! It’s what makes me actually happy for Mondays. My initial thoughts are that the model girl is crazy. The wedding dress girl is crazy. I liked the 50 Shades girl’s intro at her home- but the she turned crazy. Tierra is obviously crazy from the season preview. I’m really curious and anxious to find out why she’s taken away in a stretcher??
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  • em @ living & learning January 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    ahhh thank you for sharing your thoughts, i just LOVE talking bachelor.
    I just now had the chance to sit down and watch the episode, and i’m not ashamed to say i sat down with ipad in hand to take notes as i watched to keep track of the girls.

    First off, i completely agree that sean does seem to be the most genuine and classy man on the bachelor in probably bachelor history.

    when they first showed just clips from the girls before meeting sean, LESLEY was DEF my favorite. such a cute, down to earth girl, I think she is still my favorite, but I must agree, I don’t know if i see her going far or not .

    I did like Tierra when showing her clip and i liked her when she got out of the limo, but seeing the previews to come, i think you may be right about being the next courtney, but at least she is prettier and doesnt have the annoying voice.

    now let’s talk about some of his rose choices – selma and brooke? i just didn’t see that one coming at all. Selma creeps me out, something about they way she looks & her voice?

    & oh man, fifty-shades-of-ashley – i was mortified for her. EMBARASSING.

    … already cannot wait for monday’s episode. but i do agree, ABC sure did pick a bunch of crazies, and missed out with you!
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    Alyssa @ Life of bLyss Reply:

    I thiiiink I agree with everything you just said. and thank you. ;)

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  • Jess January 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I would have been so sad had you not blogged about Sean’s season. Mainly because I share your feelings about him. This season is bound to be full of the cray cray I’m sure. Like we really need Courtney 2.0…didn’t that story line already play out?

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  • Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 11, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I was guessing the overly tan girl was using a spray tan … but either way, it was bad. :/ And I don’t understand why he picked the girl in the wedding dress to continue on. It wasn’t just the wedding dress that was the problem … it was the fact that she was saying “gimme a kiss” in a weird baby voice. Yuck!
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  • Katie January 13, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Did anyone else recognize Katie from http://www.sweettaterblog.com/? I’ve never seen The Bachelor before, but I think I may have to watch this season just to root for her!

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  • Angela January 14, 2013 at 12:50 am

    1) I actually liked Tierra on the first episode, if I didn’t see the previews for the future she would be one of my faves. 2) I actually love the idea of Kacie B. and hope she wins…except I am pretty sure she does not. 3) Why the heck weren’t you on this season?! You would have dominated. 4) Ari and Courtney?! Really?! Ughhhh
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    Angela Reply:

    Also… I know this has been a controversially topic in past seasons, but anyone else think that ABC is making more of an effort to make the Bachelor more culturally diverse?
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