The Happiness Project: June & The Bachelorette

Okay. So. I need to say something super pathetic. I love to read. But I truly haven’t read a book in who knows how long. Probably like a year. Because I just play games on my iPad and my phone and watch cat videos on YouTube. I used to read a book a week; and like a legit book. Reading one darn chapter of The Happiness Project every month is like, a freaking chore for me. That is pathetic. Like, can I not put down my technology for a half hour? Apparently not. I need to put one of those timer lock things on all my devices so it won’t let me play with it for hours on end.

But I did manage to read one chapter yesterday; surprise, surprise. This month Gretchen Rubin talked about working on relationships with friends. I would go up in my room and get the book, but as I’m writing this I’m curled up in a chair about to watch that new ABC show Mistresses, and I’m certainly not about to move.

And truth be told, I really don’t want to talk about that. I swear, I have the attention span of a 5 year old. So I’ll just tell ya’ll about The Bachelorette. Are you surprised? No. So stop reading if you don’t want to know what happened last night.

At the very beginning of the episode last night, Des was all, “I have the best group of guys. I couldn’t have asked for anything better.” Um, NO. Wrong. You do not. Interesting, yes. Interesting is good, but not when you take clothing off without being asked to and cry on a first date talking about your past relationship. Weeeeeird.

But it was super good that they had Andy Grammer on the episode last night. A legit artist for once! Nice work ABC.

Okay, but really. That rap video? Like why. I just noticed how much I say like. Why would she make grown men play dress-up and say cheesy lines to her. I don’t know any normal woman who would want that. Is that some weird new trend I don’t know about? I say weird a lot too, but that is truly the only way to describe this season. I am so mad about how stupid it is.

Here’s another great one. If you want to kiss a girl, don’t tell her that the last time you wanted to kiss her your cowboy hat “might have been in the way” and then proceed to say, “So if you don’t mind now….” If anyone ever asked for permission to kiss me, I would just say no. Straight up no. That is so odd. Am I the only one that thinks that is super weird? But she was all, “YUP!” Gross.

Some people seriously just have way too much confidence in themselves, when they really just shouldn’t. Drives me crazy how grown men go up to each other and try to like, bond over the same girl they’re into. That’s a recipe for disaster. I also feel like if you are a man and you ever go on this show you should probably refrain from crying, because every girl sitting home with her wine watching it will be like this.

The best thing I heard on that episode was, “Well since we’re going on a road trip we should probably get some snacks.” I agree. I also consider a road trip any time I get in my car or anyone else’s car. I swear, I was running on the treadmill and I couldn’t stop thinking about how much I wanted grapes. Not quite sure what is wrong with me.

Conclusion. I think guys need to man up on this show and not go along with all the cheesy, girly dates Des and the producers want them to do. Say no. Lose a little bit of the class in the show and make it a little bit more sassy please and thank you. WAIT ONE MORE THING. This guy literally just told her about this terrible car accident he was in and then pulled out pictures to show her!! Could you please beg for attention a little bit more? Thanks.

Tell me if I am the only one who is so grossed out by these things.


  1. Ok agree with the stupid rap video- ‘I’m looking for a man’ – well Des don’t make them play dress up and act like teenagers. :| And am I the only one weirded out at the fact that on a first date she wanted to play dress up in a wedding dress.. I mean that’s more of a second date thing (sarcasm at its finest)!

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      Exactly! She’s making them do the exact opposite of what she wants. All I have to say about the wedding dress thing is what.

  2. Ahahaha – your recap cracks me up. This season is bad, real bad. I cannot wait for the girlfriend drama that is going to go down next week though! I love me some screaming and crying girls ;) P.S. Is it weird that my husband asked if he could kiss me when we first hung out? I thought it was cute… Maybe I’m weird! Or I just give off a don’t get close to me aura so he thought he should ask…

    • allison.hayes91 says:

      It’s horrible. I can’t get over it. Of course I’m going to watch it, but I’m not a fan. No it’s not weird! It’s just weird HOW they do it on this show. Like super awkward and stare at each other for 5 minutes and then take another 5 minutes to discuss if they should or shouldn’t.

  3. That rap video had me cringing with secondhand embarrassment the entire time. I was so grossed out. And for the record? I totally voted for Des to just leave all the guys, pick Andy Grammer as her hubby, and be done with it.

  4. Yeah, whenever I watch the Bachelor/Bachelorette I feel like I am constantly asking myself…”where in the world did they come up with this??”

  5. Wedding dress shopping on a first date? Like, what?? It’s not cool that he was cool with it, a normal guy should be running for the hills! And the rap video was not okay, but apparently soulja boy needs help with his rent.

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