Hi there. Those of you on the East Coast or some other continent might not be reading this on Tuesday. But I have an explanation so hear me out.
My computer is being overworked. I realize this. The rainbow (Mac users know what I’m talking about) has been making appearances way too often and my fan has been coming on way too much and sometimes I have to wait for it to catch up to me. According to the hubby, I am a POWER USER. I said, “Powerful? I know.” He said, “No, a POWER user. You need a new computer.” I said, “Nooooo, we just bought a stupid freaking water heater so no.” Nope. It’s not time yet.
So I took my computer (a MacBook Pro, otherwise known as the other love of my life. The first one being Tivo, obviously.) to school and I used the POWER out of it so it ran out of battery. And when I plugged it into the charger, nothing happened.
So I tried a different outlet.
So I tried a different different outlet.
I told Mac to rest and we would try later.
I remained calm through all of this which is not my natural inclination. At all. But I was too busy doing school stuff, mainly sweating and peeing and running to and fro as I got ready for the first day which is tomorrow.
And then it hit me.
Talk About It Tuesday! How will I blog about The Bachelorette if I don’t have a computer tonight? I said to my teammates, “I have to blog about The Bachelorette!”
They said, “Do you want to go over what we’re doing with the kids tomorrow?”
I said, “Are you crazy? I don’t know what I’m going to do!” in a slightly maniacal high pitched voice.
When I got home, I plugged it into the charger that I keep in an outlet in our kitchen island. KITCHEN ISLAND. So fancy.
Mac woke right up. Hallelujah. But hubby thought I should let him rest and come to his senses so I did, and then I had a nice cuddle with Murphie, and then I ate (spaghetti and salad), and then I made a friend some flags (I am taking pictures soon), and then I printed my lesson plans, and then I had some m&m’s, and finally now here we are.
Okay. Executive Decision Time.
Due to the nature of school starting tomorrow (I am seriously a little sick at the thought because I don’t think I remember how to wrangle 30 little hoodlums into submission to make them do what I want), I was doing fortyfiftyonethousand different things last night while watching the 3 hour episode and throwing in a little Orange County Housewives to boot. (PS, just so you know, you can put your feet up on my couch any time. Murphie might lick them, but feel free.)
Well, because of all that, I didn’t take notes as I usually do. But I decided it was okay. Instead, I wrote words. Here’s pretty much the first one hour and forty-five minutes of the show:
Desiree wears half shirts. When I see her flat stomach, I don’t feel sorry for her at all.
She broke up with Drew. Poor Drew. Poor sweet, baby-faced Drew.
Chris came on the scene next.
He met her parents. He asked for her hand in marriage.
Even Des’ crazy brother gave his approval. Huh.
Des cried some more. She felt bad that she wasted time not loving Chris because of Brooks.
Up until this point, I was certain, absolutely certain that Brooks was going to show up.
But he didn’t.
Shocking, I tell you.
So there you go. Desiree is engaged to Chris. And Chris is just fine being the Rebound Boy even though he doesn’t think of himself as the Rebound Boy. Huh. Well. He’s a better man than I. Or woman. Or person.
I’m just saying I wouldn’t be able to play second fiddle. Well, except that one time when my hubby dated my friend first . . . so with the exception of that, I just wouldn’t be able to be second choice. I mean, who does that? Besides yours truly, really, who?
The After The Rose Ceremony was okay.
Brooks cut his hair a little. He still doesn’t love Des. And he’s still not a fave of mine.
Drew looked as adorable as ever – and was just as nice as ever.
Chris and Desiree kissed a lot. And Chris had to read another poem. I don’t get that, quite honestly. He wrote the poem. We should be the ones getting to read it. But, oh no. He has to do everything. I know Des wanted an “expressive” partner, but I’m telling you right now, I’m a little sick of Chris’ preferred form of expression. If I was dating him, there might come a time in which I would take one of his poems, roll it up, smack him upside the head with it, and tell him to CUT IT OUT ALREADY, I’M OVER THE DANG POEMS, GET ME SOME SEE’S CANDY, ALREADY!
So, apparently, they’re in love, and Desiree is moving to Seattle. Wow.
But the very best part of this whole season (and I’m stealing this line from one of the tweets at the bottom of my TV screen), was
Good luck tomorrow! I only became interested in "the" show because of your Talk about it Tuesdays. Juan Pablo-seems like great eye candy, but is there depth to him-I don't know-just asking, cause I apparently didn't begin watching when he was on; anywho-I don't start back until next Wednesday. Have a super day with your 30+kiddos.
Good luck tomorrow.
Mrs. B. says
Good luck wrangling your firsties tomorrow! I always think of first day eve as the night before a blind date. Will they like me? I don't watch the Bachelorette, but huh, I guess it's kind of like that.
I am happy for Des her. Chris seems like a great match and catch. Thankfully Brooks did not show up (I thought her would too though.) 'cause he just would have caused more drama. It seems Des and Chris did have a relationship that naturally progressed each time they hung out. And once she got over the Brooks break up, she was finally able to see that Chris had been there all along. She's lucky that he stuck around. All in all, I am glad the season is over but I can't believe we have to wait till January!?! I am excited for Juan Pablo. Super sweet and super good looking!
Good luck on your first day back at school. I hope you have enough energy to post about your first day back. I am sure you'll have some cuties to tell us about soon. Last school year when you were done…I still had a month left of school…. I was so jealous. Now you're heading back and I don't start till Sept 3rd…. it feels like the scoreboard is evening out.
Miss Kindergarten says
I could not stop crying!!! LIke for reals, tears were falling down!! LOL! Have a fabulous day tomorrow, your kids will love you and your adorable room!! Can't wait to see pictures!!
My DVR died so I didn't get to watch! Thank you so much for the 411. Juan Pablo is good to look at but I also wonder if there is much more going on in that pretty little head.
Good luck tomorrow…my first day was today. I only had to call the nurse twice and had to look at only two piles of puke during the day. Yeah me. Where did summer break gooooo???
I always liked Chris better than Brooks! Hopefully it will work out for them:) I think January will be HOT!!
Good luck on your first day.
Heidi Butkus says
First Day Eve- Ha! Did you have any "School Mares???" I think you should blog on School-Mares. Not the equine kind, though!
I, too was surprised about Brooks not showing up- kind of. And I wonder how long this engagement will last, since Chris really is the rebound guy.
By the way, I can no longer watch the Bachelor without thinking about YOU and what you would say. Ba ha!
I was totally expecting Brooks to come back as well. He's too much a Mama's boy to be in love. HA! I hope Des & Chris live happily ever after.
Side note- why did she spend the night with Drew if she was sending him home?
Hope your first day with kids go smoothly. Will be praying for you.
You just made my day-"Cut it out and get me some See's candy, already!" Thank you!
Good luck on your first day! 🙂
Kathy D. says
You are hysterical!! Where do you live? Cuz if it's anywhere near northern Virginia, I am SO coming over to watch the next season with you! :0) I didn't like Brooks, Chris is so much better.
And I couldn't agree more about the poems! When he read the last couple, I swear I threw up a little. Gross, but true.
Have a great first day, take some time to eat some chocolate and all will be well.
Debbie Teise says
Hoping your first day went well!
Here is a question for you..How could Des be so in love one week and then the next get engaged to a different guy? I just don't get it! I think Chris is foolish not to view the episodes that he wasn't in…yesterday on the Talk Show circuit they both said they agreed to only view the episodes they were in together. Really? Most likely she is afraid that if he viewed the episodes where she is gushing about Brooks..the deal would be over!
Not my favorite season.
Your post cracked me up each week! 🙂
Marybeth Cialini says
Hope you have a great beginning to the new year. I am so excited for more Juan Pablo too! My guapo! I like Des and Chris and I think they have the potential to stay together like Trista and what's his name. ABC might be paying for another wedding for us to watch.
Amy (Littlest Superheroes) says
So, I just got my class list, and I have a kiddo named Brooks. So, of course I ran right over here to tell you. Seeing as how I live in Spain, I would have thought that a Juan Pablo would have been more likely. : )