I will explain why it took forever for me to get this up tonight in tomorrow’s post. Suffice it to say I was traumatized tonight. I am fine (obviously), but I do have a reason for the late post.
Well, last night was it! The finale!
I’m just going to hit the highlights because there really wasn’t any drama. Besides the INFAMOUS LETTER AND THE MYSTERY OF THE LETTER WRITER . . .
Thailand. Hot and sticky, I’m pretty sure. I can only imagine what Ben the Bachelor’s hair might have looked like. But Sean? Good to go.
Sean’s family traveled to Thailand to see him. I feel as if I know his family because of his sister’s blog.
Catherine met his family first.
Sean’s mom (Sherry) and sister (Shay) just kept using the word “lovely” when describing and talking to Catherine. Lovely, they said.
Sean’s father, Jay — well, I love Jay!!! He is so warm and likable. He loved Catherine and said he would be her number one fan. And that he would love her like his own daughter. Catherine teared up just as much as me. I mean, her relationship with her own father is a little difficult so that was AMAZING.
Up Next: Lindsay
Lots of laughter and talk about the wedding dress.
Jay told Lindsay how he and his wife started praying for Sean’s wife on the day he was born. And then we all just had a good cry. Jay needs to bring kleenex with him wherever he goes. Or at least wear a t-shirt that says “Warning: I make young girls cry.”
Sean’s mom didn’t want him to propose just because of “The Bachelor” pressure. She got emotional so Sean, being the BEST SON EVER, asked her to go on a walk with him, and he put his arm around her, and did everything he could to make her feel better. Which makes me want a grown up son.
And that was that. Short and sweet like yours truly.
Then they were off to the one-on-one dates.
Lindsay was first.
She mentioned that she is only 5 foot 1inch. Well, there you go, people. I’m not biased or anything, but I think she’s the one. Or possibly the next Bachelorette.
And that was it. They kissed a lot. But that was it. I felt like I was missing something. But that was it.
On to Catherine’s date: They got to ride an elephant.
People, I’ve done that.
In order to sit on the elephant, I had to perform the splits. No one told me that prior to the actual riding of it. My experience was not romantic. I was on it with my brother, twin, and long-time-oldest-childhood-friend from Oklahoma, Caryn. And I believe we were scared to death, and I’m pretty sure I was in the front, and that I shouldn’t have been driving. Even if we were just going in a circle.
Catherine opened up completely to Sean. She told him she loved him so he grabbed her butt. Then he left. So Catherine cried a little and went after him.
In the end, Catherine was very upset that she didn’t know where Sean stood. She collapsed on her bed very theatrically.
Then Sean was in a towel. Sean was making up his mind while wearing the towel. It was very
hot dramatic. It was very hot in Thailand.
Rings. Commercial for Nathan Lane.
Everyone was crying and saying they were so happy. I think maybe they’d all had too much wine or something.
Sean broke up with . . . DUN DUN DUN . . . Lindsay, and that big ole tattoo on her foot. (Where did that come from?) First, Sean said all sorts of sweet stuff so that Lindsay might have thought she was it. I hate that!
Sweet words. Sweet music.
And then ERRRRR! No more music. No more sweet words. Lindsay looked stunned. She was very sweet. She took it so well. And Sean even told her he loved her. And then he cried. Which made it worse so she told him to stop.
I swear, I’ve lived this before. I just can’t put my finger on when it was.
It was AWFUL!!!
But the best part? Lindsay took her heels off. No way was she going to wear uncomfortable shoes if he didn’t pick her. I get it.
Just for the record, ABC should not make a lady climb into the back of an SUV in a dress. I do it all the time because I’m the shortest but….
AND THEN. THE LETTER.
It wasn’t from Desiree. It wasn’t from Mom.
It was from Catherine. Which makes sense because she was always writing him notes.
Sean’s proposal was sweet and adorable. Catherine’s reaction was sweet and adorable.
They rode off into the sunset on an elephant. I just hope the elephant didn’t poop.
And then I sorta kinda fell asleep.
I watched After the Final Rose with one eye open.
They’re in love. They’re going to get married on TV. Lindsay is healing. Desiree is going to be the next bachelorette. The End.
Seriously, there was really NO DRAMA. NONE. I’m fine with his choice. Catherine? Lindsay? They’re both really nice. I don’t know.
What do you think? Usually I’m in an uproar because it’s a Vienna or a Courtney that gets picked. But this was okay. Right?
But then I read Shay’s blog and she didn’t even talk about Sean’s choice. Not really.
So what is THAT about?
What are your thoughts? Are you happy? Not?
Are you looking forward to Desiree’s season??? Chris said THIS SUMMER!! 🙂
Until then . . .