The theme of my blog post today is all about being nice (hence my “be a nice human” shirt BTW, I LOVE this shirt and think everyone should own it and wear it so we are all nicer to each other!))! I’ve talked about this before, but when I write by blogs I always try to remember that I am writing about real people with real feelings and there is even a chance that one or some of them could read this. So in today’s blog, I want to talk about how I wish the wrestling ladies were a bit nicer, I’m pretty impressed with the lack of drama by the girls, and I am challenging myself to be nicer as well. Especially since it looks like next week things might get a little more intense. So let’s get into this…
Oh but give me a pass this week for typos. I’m sick right now 🙁 I’ve been sick THREE TIMES this pregnancy already. It’s kicking my butt!
I totally felt bad for Bibiana and Tia on the wrestling group date. I would not have done well on that date. I totally get what the GLOW wrestlers were trying to do by getting the girls worked up, but I definitely think they took it too far. They singled out a few of the girls, especially Bibiana and Tia, and didn’t make it clear that they were acting. I think it just took some of the girls by surprise and it prevented them from having fun with it because it seemed real rather than playing a part. I get that and I truly felt bad for them.
But can we talk about Arie wrestling for a minute? I know the girls were trying to be nice saying that he “killed it”, but all I saw was a dorky skinny kid getting his butt kicked. Ha! Don’t get me wrong, I love dorky! My husband’s a dorky skinny kid! But it would be comical to see Kevin in a wrestling ring just like it was comical watching Arie supposedly beat Kenny.
Anyone else totally get a little girl crush on Maquel after last night?! She totally owned her lunch lady wrestling roll and I loved it! Based on her getting out of the race car the first night it seemed like she was going to use sex appeal. Almost like Karen from last season. But I love that she didn’t try to “sex up” the lunch lady (by altering the outfit or something), instead she just took it totally seriously and it was hilarious! I like her so much now.
But I was pretty surprised they didn’t put Bibiana against Krystal. I think that would’ve made the show so much more interesting. I mean, they made the big finale Tia versus Bibiana, but obviously the two of them are friends so it didn’t really cause drama. Who knows, maybe the Bachelor producers are trying to focus more on the love story and the emotional aspects of the show this season. But at the end of the day, I think viewers love the drama. As much as we all hate to admit it.
It’s hard for me to honestly write about Krystal without saying negative things. The whole point of this blog post is to encourage everyone to be nice to each other. But Krystal is really making it difficult for me. That whole story she told by the pool about how her friend’s boyfriend in eighth grade wanted to be with her so her friend said she would never bring another guy around her again. It was basically Krystal’s way of saying that all guys want her and all girls are jealous of her. It’s just really hard for me to defend her when she says things like that. It’s OK to say that she thinks that the girls might be intimidated by her connection with Arie because that very well may be the case. But to bring up the situation in eighth grade, suggesting that all girls are jealous of you because men want you, is just ridiculous. I hope she watches that scene back and realizes how silly it was.
Lauren S. Date
When Arie kept telling Lauren that he could see himself living the quiet life in Napa and being super happy I kind of felt like it was his way of hinting to her that they’re very different. Lauren obviously has a lot of energy and talks with her hands and Arie has commented on it in the past. So I almost feel like from the very beginning he was laying the groundwork to show their differences. So I wasn’t surprised at all when he didn’t give her the rose at the end of the day. Plus she said it herself, the date was super awkward and a train wreck and she wasn’t herself.
Dog Group Date
Oh my gosh, Annaliese is killing me with her traumatic childhood stories. I couldn’t help but giggle last week at the bumper cars story and the reenactment the editors put into the show. But even though it was funny, I still felt bad for her in that scenario. But now with the dog story as well. It kind of makes it hard to believe that these things even really happened. Is there a chance they did? Maybe. I honestly could see the producers knowing these stories about her from earlier interviews and then purposefully planning these dates to freak her out. But I feel like that scenario is unlikely. The dates are usually planned well before the season starts.
I don’t really have much to say about the nighttime portion of the date. Except for maybe that it seems like he kissed a lot of the girls! And maybe this happens every season, but it’s just the way Arie kisses them that make it seem wrong or something. He kisses each one of them so passionately and slowly while rubbing their faces, it seems like that’s the way you kiss someone you love. I really hope that whoever he gets engaged to at the end of this isn’t watching these episodes back because it would be extremely hard to see him kiss other women that passionately this early on in the game.
Arie did the right thing by sending Annaliese home before the rose ceremony. I think he could tell how torn up she was feeling and he didn’t wanna put her through any more stress. Annaliese is a sweet girl but this environment just wasn’t right for her.
What did you guys think of last night’s episode? Let’s discuss in the comments below!