Hi loves!! I’m not sure how many of you tuned into Kaitlyn’s Off the Vine podcast yesterday (if you missed it, give it a listen here!) … we shared a bottle of wine, exchanged stories, did a little gossiping, laughed our asses off … AND … I dished a secret about Bachelor, Bachelorette, and Bachelor In Paradise!! Nope, it’s not about who ends up together, or who breaks up … but rather … GULP… that I don’t actually WATCH IT!! 🙈 I know, I know, some of you may be thinking … “WTF?! But you write about it and tweet about it … YOU LIAR!” While we do have an amazing team of funny witty writers (ok, by “Team” I mean Mindy and Shay lol), we work collectively. Sometimes I write the blog and Mindy edits it, sometimes Shay writes it, I tweak it and Mindy Posts it, sometimes I narrate the blog over the phone while driving around looking for vegan cheese, and the girls write it … It is always my voice and I am always involved and ALWAYS read and approve. But in the case of Bachelor, Bachelor in Paradise and the Bachelorette … it kind of snowballed into this …
It all started late in the last season of the Bachelor. I was finishing the house, had my handful with a new baby, was filming two shows, running the site, attending appearances, and travelling and I was EXHAUSTED. I would TRY SO hard to stay awake for the show but kept falling asleep. I mean I couldn’t even watch my own damn show!! LOL … Mindy would call me the next day to get my recap and I just started to tell her … I can’t. I can’t do it. I fell asleep!!! Every time I put any kind of TV on … I fall asleep!!! So she would say, “It’s ok, I watched it, I will write it” … and it was GOOD!! By the time the Bachelorette started, It was summer, we were in our house and the last place I wanted to be was in front of the TV. We didn’t really know what we were doing but Mindy knew my voice, she knew EVERYTHING about my opinion on the show and was quick to pick her favourite hunks out in the season … even if they turned out to be a bit wishy washy … cough DEAN cough. Mindy was in love with him for the longest time. Jokes on her! LOL…. DEAN. She also saved me time with Leo, to shower and actually get more than 4 hours of sleep and I LOVED her blogs and thought they were so funny and we just kind of went with it! But lately, I’ve been thinking … this is wrong. (SORRY GUYS, PLEASE don’t hate me!) … and it wasn’t until my podcast with Kailtyn that I realized what I needed to do… I NEEDED TO INTRODUCE YOU GUYS TO FUNNY, WITTY, BACHELOR FRANCHISE LOVING MINDY!!!!!!
In case you don’t know about Mindy yet, she’s been full time with the team since last December but I’ve known her since she was about 6 years old. Our moms were BFF’s and later in our adult years she found me and we had some things in common, social media and good old Albertan humour!!! She worked for a digital marketing company at the time, but I wanted someone to help Shay out badly … the poor girl was burning the candle at both ends … I just loved her energy and KNEW she would be perfect for the team, so I lured her over to the bright side …
So from here on … Miss Mindy, will be leading the way!!!! Though she might have me make some guest appearances! LOL …
We have decided, that there will be some days that I can pry my dry ass eyelids open, drink just the perfect amount of wine and stay awake and watch the show, and then maybe sometimes I can’t … I will always be involved but now, this is Mindy’s gig! I hope you guys LOVE her, and please be nice, God knows this world of blogging can be cruel … But love this girl, because she is PURE GOLD!
Ok. So without further ADIEU … ( and YES I actually wrote the above LOL) … herrrreeeeessssss MINDY!!!!!!!!!
Hey, guys … Mindy here!! Is this awkward now?? Lol. It almost feels like we just broke up and now we’re working on getting back together! Will you accept my rose?? I hope you’ll still follow along with me through this whirlwind of a season!! And yes, Jill is right … I was crushing on Dean HARD … but he’s realllllly not winning me over anymore after how he treated Kristina, I wanted to go all bat sh*it crazy on him for her!! Good thing there was a TV and thousands of miles in between us so I couldn’t give him a piece of my mind!! Wait. Who am I kidding?? I’d probably get lost in those blue eyes of his no matter how mad I was. Dammit Dean. You and your dreamy blue eyes can just turn around get out of here … slowly. Lol. Ok. I’m done with that. On a positive note though, I WAS impressed with how Dean stayed committed to Danielle and didn’t accept a date with Emily. Is he possibly … L-E-A-R-N-I-N-G?? I guess better late than never … right??
Can we actually just address the twins for a moment here?? They came in like wrecking balls last night and were out to destroy everything and anything that got in their way … I was REALLY convinced they were going to stir some sh*t up and while they certainly TRIED, it didn’t work in their favour!! They were also WAY MORE feisty this time around than they ever have been!! Anyone else notice that?? Some of the things that came out of their mouths were pretty harsh … and the throwing of the scallops … YIKES. I’m actually still trying to wrap my head around everything they did within a matter of hours. LOL!! They came, they attempted to mess things up … and they left with their middle fingers high in the air. LOL.
However, speaking of stirring things up … Jaimi successfully did this and Diggy was DIGGING it (sorry, I had to, I know it’s lame but I looove corny jokes) … he didn’t hold back one bit when getting in there for a kiss … or maybe that was mouth to mouth?? It was a looong makeout session either way and I’m not sure I could ever hold my breath for that long, but they did. While Jaimi and Diggy were enjoying their time together Dominique wasn’t a happy camper … and while I feel for her … I ALSO remember when she came in and stole Diggy from Lacey … sooooo karma?? Gah. I actually have no idea how everyone deals with all the drama on this show, I would be a hot mess the whole time. LOL!!
I have to admit, I’m honestly still shocked that Derek and Taylor hit it off RIGHT from the beginning and are such a solid couple!! It blows me away every time I think about it! I think it’s because I remember her from Nick’s season and she was soooo closed off and a little bit bitchy (for lack of a better word!) BUT she has really opened up … I think Derek really helps to bring this side out of her … he is falling HARD and so is she!! I’m super excited for both of them and pleasantly surprised!
I can’t believe next week is the last episode!! These two nighters have made this season fly by! Anyway … my predictions are below … make sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments section!!
Taylor & Derek: They will get engaged!
Jaimi & Diggy: I think Diggy will be SUPER confused and won’t know what to do but in the end I THINK he might pick Jaimi butttt I don’t know if they would last because I think Diggy is too mellow for her …
Dean & D-Lo: I don’t think this will last … I mean, have you SEEN Becca Tilley’s Instagram?? I know she recently posted not to assume that when she shares a photo of her and a guy that it doesn’t mean they are together (and I should PROBABLY listen to her) but that just made me assume even more. I SWEAR Dean and Becca are an item. Go look … let me know what you think. I’m so curious!! LOL!
Robby & Amanda: I THINK this is going to end up going somewhere!! He might just propose … he seems pretty smitten but I’m not entirely sure Amanda is there yet … it could be a delayed proposal … or maybe they date first for a while!!
Jack Stone & Christen: I don’t think this one will last … I just can’t see them together forever?? Can you???
Raven & Adam: Something tells me this is another one that will fizzle out …I HOPE not but I get the feeling it might be.
Lacey & Daniel: Lacey really likes Daniel and I’m not sure if the feeling is 100% mutual butttt they kind of make sense together.
Ben Z: I know he is gone but PLEASE tell me WHY none of the girls scooped him up?! I don’t understand.
What do you think of my predictions??? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!!
Ps. Did you hear they announced the NEW BACHELOR this morning?! It’s Arie Luyendyk Jr. Do you have a puzzled look on your face like I did?! Well, he was a runner up on Emily Maynard’s season and I totally forgot about him until now. I’m so BUMMED it’s not Wells … and surprised it’s not Peter!!
What are YOUR thoughts on Arie as the next Bachelor??