Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Ashley + J.P. = True Love Forever
or at least for a couple more weeks. I loved the finale. I loved Ashley's dress and she made the right choice. I thought it was funny that Ben said "She went with the safe bet" because that's not how I saw it at all. I thought Ben was the safe bet--the one her family liked, the one her head was telling her to pick. But she went with her heart and picked J.P. We all saw their chemistry. He was the right pick from the start.
I have to start by saying what a piece of work Ashley's sister is. I had to actually concentrate on what she was saying because my mind was so distracted by the tattoos. Why would someone that pretty do that to themselves? Sad. I have no problem with someone speaking their mind, especially when she was there to give Ashley her opinion, but I thought she had no tact. She should have waited until she met both men to say something to Ashley and she should have done it in private. She never even gave J.P. a chance and she put him in an awkward spot where nothing he could say was going to change her mind.
I'm glad she apologized on ATFR. I'm also glad she wore a long sleeve shirt! And can I just say right now how glad I am that Ames left the show when he did. Can you even imagine someone that classy hanging with Ashley's family?
Usually I say poor poor Ben. But not today. I do feel bad that he honestly believed it was going to be him. He was so confident. The guy has really grown on me. He will always be a caveman but his hair looked better and he is genuinely funny.
I just think he should never have started to propose to Ashley without waiting to see if he was going to get the final rose. If you watched the re-run of his proposal on ATFR, you will notice Ashley's face and she looks like she is about to cry right before he bends down. If he had actually looked at her and heard her start to say something, he wouldn't have dropped to his knee. But he came in on a mission (Mr. Confidence) and he was going to propose come hell or high water. Ashley also should have interrupted him and not let him do the whole proposal.
I think he ended up being embarrassed and that is why he got so angry. I can appreciate the anger though. He felt totally strung along. (But like I always say, you know what you signed up for!) I liked that he didn't want Ashley to sugar coat it. If I were in his shoes, I would have no time to have someone tell me how "amazing" I am on national tv while they dumped me either.
I do think Ashley should have had the decency to break up with him in his room (a la Ali and Chris) and not have put him through the final rose ceremony/proposal mess. I think if you care enough about someone, you would want to spare them that.
I loved J.P.'s proposal. He always says he is "madly in love" with her. You can tell he is so crazy about her. Luckily for Ashley, J.P. also picked a gorgeous ring. Ben picked an ugly one (as ugly as one could be that costs 50 Gs. And Ben got first pick! Did you all love how Fleiss had Neil Lane act as a sort of therapist and ask the guys questions as they picked out the rings? "How are you feeling?" "What will you do if this doesn't work out?" Just stick to what you know Neil.
What did you all think about Ashley's new hair do on ATFR? I'm not a fan. Did you all like Ben's new do? It was shorter and smoother on the ATFR. It made me really nervous that Fleiss is grooming him to be our next bachelor. Ben is a great guy but I don't want a caveman as our next bachelor! To be honest, I wouldn't have wanted to watch J.P. either but he was perfect for Ashley. Maybe they can bring Brad back for a third go at it!
As a side note, Sam met Bentley a few weeks ago at work. Bentley came in to visit his friend and they called Sam to come hang out. Sam described him as very small and very tan. He is so smarmy. I will be surprised if he ever dates again.
Are you all watching Bachelor Pad? I'm sitting this one out. I can't do Jake and Sausage!