Guess what today is?
It’s my twin sister’s birthday! Happy Birthday, Kerry!!!!!! And, I’m not bragging or anything, or trying to make a big deal out of it either, but I got my hair done today.
It looks the same, but better.
Oh, and it’s my birthday. So after I got my hair done, I went and bought way too much at the Teacher Supply Store and then I went to school to hang butcher paper.
I party like a rockstar.
Okay, second night of The Two Night Special Event of the Bachelorette.
Andi and the boys went to Connecticut.
Her first one-on-one was with Dylan, the poor guy who lost his siblings to drugs. Both of his siblings.
That is just so sad. I can’t take it. It’s horrible.
They went on a steam engine alongside the Connecticut River, and it didn’t seem like they were talking all that much, but Andi could tell Dylan wanted to have a heart to heart. So she was just waiting for him to open up.
Well, he did. At dinner. And he had to use a napkin to wipe his eyes. It was HORRIBLE. It’s such a sad story. I can’t take these sad stories . . .
But Andi made it all better and gave Dylan a rose. Dylan didn’t want the rose if it was a pity rose . . . but Andi assured him it wasn’t.
Basketball. Coach Brian was thrilled, obviously.
The boys had to play against WNBA players. Meaning, Pro Basketball Players Who Are Extremely Tall Women. Oh, and they play basketball. The girls ran circles around the boys.
The girls decided they were bored. So they split the boys into two teams and made them play against each other with the prize being the winners get a date later in the evening with Andi.
This has been done before. And it’s never pretty.
As you might have guessed, I live for this stuff.
Andi said she was turned on by the fact that two teams looked like they wanted to kill one another.
The score was tied at half time, six to six. I don’t know a lot about basketball, but I know that six to six at halftime means no one is good at getting the ball into the basket.
But the boys were good at getting sweaty. I’ll tell you that right now. Good and sweaty.
During the second half, the Red Team (Brian’s team) just ran right over the White Team (Josh’s team). It was hard to watch.
But luckily, no one on the White Team cried. However, Josh was mad. He hates losing, but he’s not a sore loser, mind you. He just gets fired up. It fires him up. He wanted time with Andi, goshdarnit.
The red team celebrated in their locker room like they had won the World Series. I mean, The Stanley Cup. Wait. I mean the Final Four. Shoot. I don’t know what the big thing is for basketball.
(Now my older sister is going to text my nephew and tell him that I don’t know what the big thing is for basketball, and he will be disappointed in me.)
Whatever. They were celebrating because they won.
Andi had some one-on-one time with Eric. Eric didn’t like that everything was so formal . . . he wanted some things to be different. Andi and Eric both thought their relationship had stalled somewhat.
Andi kind of had a chip on her shoulder . . . I felt bad for Eric. He started opening up and I felt like Andi was just passing the time. I don’t know. I’m probably just feeling like that because now I know Eric passed away and I want everyone to be nice to him all of the time. (And if that’s not a little mini life lesson, then I don’t know what is. We should be nice all of the time because you never know when it will be the last time.)
Coach Brian’s one-on-one time was very sweet. He told her he loved her in shorts and a jersey which made me like him a lot because that leads me to believe that he would like a girl in pjs, too.
He made a half court shot – like really made it – as in, he threw the ball from half court and it made it into the basket – and then Andi wanted Brian to kiss her. But he didn’t. He said he couldn’t read the signs. He has no game off the court, poor guy.
But he got the group date rose so all was well.
The next one-on-one was with Marcus. I think Marcus is balding. Which is fine. I just hope he doesn’t try to hide it in the future with a comb-over. Own it, Marcus. Just own it.
Andi supposedly REQUESTED
a leap of faith date rappelling down a 30 story building. Even though she is terrified of heights and Marcus happens to be also.
Andi started to freak out because of the wind. The wind was really strong. It was the type of wind that might have called for inclement weather and we would have had to have recess inside.
Nick told Andi to trust herself and focus on him and not to look down. She was FREAKING OUT.
Honestly, it was a little annoying because she REQUESTED the stupid date.
Let’s review, shall we?
Being scared so bad that you could pee your pants when it has nothing to do with a dark theater, candy, or popcorn IS NOT A DATE.
On their way down the building, Marcus helped Andi by encouraging her and asking questions to distract her. They also happened to go down right by the boys’ hotel room and so the boys were knocking on the window and asking Marcus if he was crying.
He wasn’t crying, but he did ask Andi to kiss him in front of the boys’ window. Andi said no. But they kissed once or twice on the way down and then again at the bottom.
Marcus got the rose and he told Andi he was addicted. Yes, that’s what he said. ADDICTED.
After that, they went to a concert (sorry, I didn’t catch who it was but I’ll be sure to tell you whenever it’s Air Supply or Chicago) and they danced. In front of other people. And Marcus tried to suck Andi’s face off and he told her he was falling in love with her.
I mean, I am no expert, but Marcus seemed desperate.
The next morning:
Andi drank coffee in her hotel room fully dressed, including wearing her booties, when she all of a sudden got a special delivery. It was a love letter from a Secret Admirer.
We never found out who the Secret Admirer was. It was very dramatic for no good reason.
Coach Brian grabbed Andi and kissed her and told her he regretted not kissing her after his half court shot. She was really happy about it and thought he was a great kisser. Brian and Andi have a lot of chemistry.
And then Eric came. Eric wanted to get to the bottom of their issues. He felt that he had been opening up the entire time and that their stalled relationship was actually all on Andi. He felt she had a poker face and that he didn’t know who she was. He even called her a TV actress. And he even said she sometimes acts different when the cameras are around. Now, he said all of this nicely. He was in no way yelling or acting like a thug or treating her disrespectfully.
Andi got very offended. And then she cried.
The other boys overheard a lot of it.
Eric felt bad that she was so upset with him. But Andi was ready to let him go. She had had enough. So they had a quick hug and he left.
I hated watching it.
Andi was really fired up so she went back over to the guys and pretty much told them all off.
And she cried.
And she said she’s exhausted. And she’s so tired. I mean, it’s date after date, people. This is hard stuff.
Eric believes in love, he’s ready for love, he was just trying to get to that place with Andi. That was his intention. He felt bad that she cried.
They did not have the Rose Ceremony in honor of Eric’s last episode. Instead, Chris interviewed Andi.
I don’t know. It was different. I wish they had interviewed one of his family members instead. But what do I know? I don’t know.
Andi cried a bit.
Then Chris let us know that Andi let Tasos go at the Rose Ceremony because they never showed it.
It was a very interesting way to end the episode.
I don’t know.
What did YOU think???
Crayons and Whimsy says
I had trouble watching the episode, but then couldn't delete it from my DVR. I cried and cried and I think you are right…. it is a good lesson that we need to be nice to each other ALL of the time. We really do! Eric handled himself with class and kindness in every moment of the show and that makes me smile. Andi got too defensive- he wasn't being mean or rude… he was trying to say he liked the REAL her and just hadn't seen that much of her. I'll stop rambling… I just love Eric. I too wish they had interviewed his family.
And happy birthday to you sweet friend!
Crayons and Whimsy
Love you, friend!! Thank you!!!
I don't watch the bachelorette, but I heard this on the radio this morning and I thought of you! http://www.eonline.com/news/547820/stop-is-apparently-andi-dorfman-s-favorite-word-watch-jimmy-kimmel-s-hilarious-mashup
I giggled a lot.
That cracked me up!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
April Jones says
I just watched that Jimmy Kimmel link. It was hysterical!!! (It would be a funny drinking game.) Thanks 🙂
Happy Birthday to one of my most favoritist bloggers! I was so happy that Brian shined so much this episode. However, everything about Eric was just depressing. What a way to go. I don't think one-on-one time with Chris and Andi was the right way to honor Eric's life. Like Andi brought up this whole season is dedicated to him but yet his last scenes on the show were… not good. I don't think he did anything really wrong. Andi blew it a bit out of proportion like a sleepy toddler. And why couldn't they just show the rose ceremony next week?
Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your day. I totally agree with you about the ending!
Thank you!! <3
Oh I watched it and laughed at all your comments and TOTALLY agreed with everything you said. The hubby and I watched as she went off on Eric and he thought perhaps she was having some PMS issues (oh and I agreed with that). I don't know how he could know of those things since I am so sweet all the time. . .ha! What a great way to spend your birthday! I hope it was a happy one!!!!
Hahaha!! I'm sure you're sweet all of the time and your hubby must work with some females??? Thank you!!
Catherine Newlin says
Happy Birthday!! 🙂
Sharon B says
Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day! I love to read your blog! I enjoy the way your personality shines through. Always brightens my day. Thank you!
AWWWW!! Thank you!!
One Sharp Bunch by Ashley Sharp says
OMGoodness! I was totally waiting for your review! It was sooooooo sad! Poor Eric! They didn't portray him very well on this episode, and all he was wanting was the real Andi. My friend posted this quote on Facebook today:
Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.
So true! Live like Eric! And Happy Birthday to you!
Thank you so much!!! 🙂
I Love Common Core says
A) I think they should have had one of his family members talk about him at the end instead of Andi.
B) They should have showcased his travel work so that everyone could see al the wonderful things he did, instead of showing him entangled in a hissy fit with Andi for his last moments on TV.
C) All he was trying to tell her was to ditch the ball gown, throw on the sweatpants, and keep it real…isn't that what we all want to hear?
D) For someone who rips on people for repeating phrases too much (Juan Pablo with the "It's okay" and last night when she almost lost it with Eric, "If you say acting one more time I'm going to lose it" or something to that effect) she sure does repeat her catchphrases an awful lot. "I mean…stop…that being said". If I didn't have children depending on me every morning I could make a drinking game of it.
"I could make a drinking game of it" BAAHHHAHHHAAAAHHHAAAA!!!!!! LOVE THIS!
Tamera Wilson says
Totally agree with A and D. I thought it was a little disrespectful to be interviewing Andi and how his death changed her. Really? I would have loved to see some photos of Eric and the difference he made in the real world – not Andi's.
April Jones says
Happy Birthday!!! I always love reading your recap. You crack me up! 🙂 I can't imagine how badly Andi must feel having ended things with Eric like that. Definitely a life lesson there. I hope they do more to honor Eric at the end of the season.
Bridget S says
Happy Birthday 🙂
Literacy Without Worksheets
I am annoyed with the guys this season. They all seem so needy, desperate and clingy. Poor Eric, it broke my heart to see how that ended and knowing that that is the last conversation you had with that person. That's got to be tough. Happy Birthday!
Christina Hawarny says
I don't even need to watch the show cuz you sum it all up perfectly! But you make it sound so interesting….so maybe I'll start watching again.
Love your blog btw! I read it everyday and laugh all the time cuz I can totally hear your voice while I read it!!
Christina Hawarny says
So I was at a teacher meeting today, you know, since it's summer vacation and all….. and we started talking about you and your morning work and how much we all love you and want to be friends with you. Well, mostly all of us. There were two people at my table who (GASP!) didn't know who you were. But now they do and will want to be friends with you tomorrow. So I hope your husband at least ran out to get you coffee and a card this morning and that after you blogged you got some wine and snacks!! Happy Birthday!
Sailing into Second says
Happy birthday! I couldn't agree more on this episode recap. He said everything in such a classy way without being douchy. I wonder if she regrets letting him leave now that she looks back and watched the episode. (She totally should!)
Sailing into Second
Love to Learn says
Happy Birthday!! All these Bachelorette recaps make me want to watch the show . . . but I just can't get sucked into any more reality shows. The Real Housewives of Every- & Anywhere is enough for me, I think!
Love to Learn
Kathleen Coker says
Just found out that Sharleen from Juan Pablo's season just started a blog called alltheprettypandas.com and has a special sections dedicated to blogging about Andi's season. Some interesting thoughts, especially her take on Eric's departure. Check it out and let me know what you think! http://www.alltheprettypandas.com