Ashley Spivey’s Blog: Episode 5

Seriously. I give up.

No, don’t worry, I’m not going to stop blogging for this season but I think I’m done with trying to defend Ben and his decisions or find a way to see a love story unfolding. Ben is no longer thinking with the head on his shoulders y’all!

It actually reminds me of a conversation that I had with Ashley while her season was airing. I know this is hard to believe, but I never once asked her who she picked and she never told me whether it was Ben or J.P. As we were sitting in Starbucks one day, I told her that I hoped it was J.P. because he was a real man. Ben seemed to me, as more of a boy who was trying to figure out how to be man. I don’t say this in a mean way. I think that Ben is still having fun and trying to figure out his life. Until he becomes a man, he will continue to think with the head below his belt. Ok, my little rant is over!

Ben and the ladies headed to Puerto Rico this week!

And bless Ben’s heart because his hair just isn’t doing well in the humidity!

Chris Harrison tells everyone that they will all be getting dates this week and I almost spit my dinner out when I saw the shirt that Courtney was wearing. Ohhhh the irony!

Courtney wants to remind us that she has put Emily on her permanent $h!t list.

Nicki gets the first 1-on-1 date and I laugh when she lets the camera film her straightening her hair. I put my hair up just like this when I straighten it but I would never let America see this! I like this about Nicki though – she’s naturally pretty and even looks great after the rain soaks them on their date!

Ben plays the role of tour guide when he takes Nicki on a helicopter tour of Puerto Rico. He uses great descriptive words like “RAD” to describe the beauty of the country.

After a torrential downpour ruins their hair and their plans, Nicki and Ben decide to buy traditional clothes to wear. Ben says his look has Columbian influences – I think he is confused about which country he is in.

I think Nicki meant to say here that Ben looked, “muy muy muy caliente.” She is most certainly lying and hasn’t taken a day of Spanish in her life.

Their day date goes pretty well and Nicki decides to open up to Ben about her former marriage and subsequent divorce.


Ben looks mostly bored and terrified during their talk about marriage but I can hardly pay attention because I’m distracted by the frizziness of his hair. Nicki doesn’t seem to mind because she keeps on calling Ben “the man of her dreams.”

Back at the house, Elyse and Blakeley are arguing over who deserves the 1-on-1 date more. I wish that Jaime would participate in this discussion! Why aren’t we seeing more of her, she seems so nice! Elyse ends up getting the date!

Ben decides to give Nicki the rose and he likes her well enough that he kisses her with an open mouth!

On the group date, the girls battle each other in baseball to get a second part of the night with Ben. Blakeley shows us that her big ol’ boobies do not prevent her from being kicka$$ at sports. She actually really impressed me during this game!

The devil makes a mean comment about Blakeley’s athleticism.

The blue team ends up losing after a close game and Blakeley is sad because she really needed the alone time with Ben.

Kacie B. continues to be adorable and she ends up getting the group date rose but alas, Ben is still not giving her any tongue. I see also that she is not even bothering to straighten her hair in this humidity. Ben should take a lesson from her on embracing your hair’s natural texture.

I notice on the group date that Courtney makes this face after she says something mean. Her words must smell as bad as her soul.

Elyse keeps reassuring us and Ben that she has given up SO MUCH to be here. Rule #1 of romance reality shows: never ever give up your job to be here. The odds are against you!

Courtney doesn’t think that Elyse will be coming home from her date.

After Ben and Elyse don’t touch or kiss for the entirety of their day date I think it’s a sure thing that he is going to send her home.

Ben is being pretty argumentative with Elyse over dinner. He is really hanging on every little comment she made and it’s pretty obvious that he is just looking for reasons to send her home. He also responds to almost every question with “yea” or “mmmmhmmm” and avoids eye contact a lot!

You can practically see the wheels turning in his head…

He picks up the rose but then tells Elyse that he will not be giving it to her. OUCH!

Elyse seems to think that it was something that she did that made Ben send her home. Instead of being brutally honest with her like he was for most of the date, he opts to sugar coat things. This infuriates me because he got so mad at Ashley for this same exact thing.

Dang. It must really suck to get sent home in a dinghy.

Elyse should have known that she was going home when Ben wore this ridiculous outfit to their dinner date. If a guy is trying to impress you, he does not wear man capris.

Courtney decides that it’s time to take Ben skinny-dipping.

The devil shows no remorse after Elyse’s bags are taken out of the cabana; instead she makes a comment about how she probably revealed the Jersey side of herself. She decides that now is the time to launch her evil plan. Muhahahahahahhahahah!

Maybe Ben was drunk? Maybe Ben was sexually frustrated? Regardless, he completely disrespects all the other girls and goes skinny-dipping with Courtney. Do they not care what their families think? My Mom would disown me!

At this point I think I have lost all respect for Ben and I think it’s pretty obvious that he wants Courtney to be the final one. If in fact he did choose someone else, there is NO WAY that they are ok with this. I would feel so utterly disrespected if I was engaged to Ben and I watched him doing this with another girl. I just feel bad for the rest of Ben’s girls.

During the cocktail party, Blakeley really opens up to Ben and he responds by opening up his mouth and planting one on her. I think maybe I’m giving up my theory here because I think he is only open-mouth kissing people he is sexually attracted to. Ben is just making me so sad.

Emily starts out apologizing to Ben for the Courtney talk last week but then she goes and starts dissing Courtney again. Ben cannot hide his disgust – it is written all over his face. He even tells Emily to, “Be careful and tread lightly.” I was hoping that Emily would just get up and kick sand in his face. No guy should talk to you like that or not be open to hearing you show concern.

Ben ends up torturing Emily again by giving her the last rose and I’m so completely surprised for a minute that he doesn’t give the rose to Jennifer. However, I think that Ben saw how invested Jennifer’s feelings were and he couldn’t allow her to get any more hurt. I think that he respected Jennifer enough not to lead her on, no matter how good of a kisser she was. Though he is disgusted with Emily for putting down his girl, he is going to keep her around for drama.

Jennifer – You are such a pretty, smart, and wonderful girl! I know that you are going to find someone way better and I’m glad that you were eliminated when you were. Your hiccup-cries completely broke my heart but I just know that there is someone out there that isn’t thinking with their other head and will treat you like you deserve to be treated!

So what did y’all think of this episode? Are you as appalled by Ben’s actions as I am? Isn’t it so obvious that he has made up his mind? Also, can you go skinny dipping without getting busy?

49 Comments »

  1. Ashley, you are HI-larious! Ben is showing himself to be a sad, little boy. Courtney is on an ego trip, not a journey for love. Your blog is the only thing making this season worth watching. And Chris Harrison talking about his guilt over not telling Ashley H about Bentley ought to be feeling ten times worse over what Ben just did to all the other girls. B and C give a whole new meaning to the words “skinny dips.”

    Comment by spivette — February 3, 2012 @ 11:52 am

  2. I totally agree with everything you have written, and have come to the conclusion that we are not going to see the passionate looks, the passionate kisses, and the love story that we were so lucky to witness with Ashley and JP.

    I think 99% of the viewers who are responding to the blogs are also in agreement, that this season is essentially over.

    So, I think we should all be grateful that Ben doesn’t pick any of the sweet, beautiful and intelligent girls that he has left. It would only disrespect them even more since the skinny dipping incident.

    I think we should now start to look for whatever good we can possibly find with the rest of the season, and hope that if Courtney is what Ben is looking for, that they are happy. It may not be what the audience wants.It is definitely not the loving fairy tale that we have hoped for, but who are we to decide who is right for each other.

    Comment by Jacquie — February 3, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

  3. I agree w you 100%. Skinny dipping w Courtney was disrespectful to all the women. I am disappointed w his behavior. But I have to say that I now think he and Courtney deserve each other.

    Comment by K-Lo — February 3, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

  4. Ben is a loser…end of story.

    Comment by Tara — February 3, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  5. ABC and the Bachelor franchise, producers, etc surely have to have regretted what has happened this season and have egg on their faces. I realize they always look for the controversy to create interest in their program, but his year may have backfired on them. Certainly they must be questioning their decision to cast Ben as Bachelor. Although after the ending of last season, they had no choice.

    But at the same time, it causes me to reflect on last season and wonder how much impact the producers had in Ben on his knee proposing knowing it would create a great opportunity for them this season bringing back that poor lil boy who got rejected.

    Comment by Divr — February 3, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

  6. Wow Ashley, you must have read my mind! I agree with you 100% and couldn’t have said it any better. You are very sweet and know first hand how hard it is to be sent home. I think that Jennifer will learn from this experience and like you, will be very happy in less than a year’s time.

    Do you think that there’s anyway that Courtney will redeem herself? On your season Michelle came off very harsh and it appeared as if she wasn’t well liked by the other girls. As time passed it was obvious that she was loved and respected and I assume that editing played a part in how she was portrayed. Do you think that when this season is over we will find out that the other girls actually liked her, too, and that Courtney is actually sweet? I doubt it would be curious what you, Ashley and some of the girls think.

    Comment by LO — February 3, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

  7. Forgot, in response to those commenting about the skinny incident. Those who see nothing wrong with it, wake up!

    And the other side he not only disrespected the other 9 girls, but his family has to be bearing so much shame on his actions. They have done no wrong and shouldnt have to be bearing the shame. And it would seem his granny, mother and sister surely must have had a helluva lambasting of him. And Ben doesnt appear to be that strong willed of a guy to stand up to them and tell them Courtney is who he wants.

    And I feel strongly that Courtney never had any thought of this being a long lasting relationship. So she will be more than willing to have bowed out.

    My big QUESTION to the Bachelor Family girls is:
    You gonna accept Ben and/or Courtney into the family???

    Comment by Divr — February 3, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

  8. The only blog I look forward to reading…love it!

    Comment by BY — February 3, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

  9. hahahaha hilarious! and spot on!

    Comment by FJ_in_LA — February 3, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

  10. I love reading your blog…you are always spot-on and also love your humor.
    First of all, I really liked Ben on Ashley’s season but after watching him as the Bachelor…well let me just say that I don’t think that way anymore. He could have at least thought of the other women before going skinny dipping with Courtney. That was so disrespectful! I know if the others knew they would have all walked out and left right then and there. That’s why they kept it from them. There’s no chance for any of the others now…it’s over really.

    Comment by Annie — February 3, 2012 @ 2:36 pm

  11. All you have to do is watch ‘Ben Creams Dreams’ on YouTube to see that Ben is not a gentleman and he is yet to grow up. I love your captions to each photo. They are so funny. I loved Ben in the beginning but now I am turned off! If he were to propose to me and I found out that he got naked with someone else I’d shove the ring where the sun don’t shine!!

    Comment by Rachie — February 3, 2012 @ 2:55 pm

  12. I really liked Ben but after the disrespect to the other women on the show by going off to skinny dip ….. with Courtney, no way! Like you said, he is a boy that needs to grow up.

    I felt so sorry for him after being allowed to get on his knee with Ashley and thought he was serious this time around.

    IF he picks Courtney, he knows it will not last and was a sure ride. (snickers wickedly) Funny thing is now he sees her for what she really is.

    I really wanted to see K B be chosen but not now cause he is not as serous as she is about a lasting love. She is a doll and so very sweet. I hope he sends her home next since he was so considerate of Jennifer by letting her go. After her coming to the show, she will have the pick of the crop out there. She deserves better.

    Ben is a playboy since the show completed so he must not be serious with who he picked, in my opinion. But then again, if he chose Courtney he is finding out the truth about her and that would cause anyone to not only over drink but goes nuts.

    So many folks make fun of Ben’s hair but honestly … look at Johnny Depp and Robert Patterson…not really any different in my opinion. I mean, he could have the top side styled and it would really look nice. NOT that I am comparing Ben to them personally.

    Comment by Janis — February 3, 2012 @ 3:11 pm

  13. Everyone commenting about girls being disrespected by Ben & Courtney skinny-dipping…what do you think happens on the overnight dates? I think it’s much worse when you are down to 3-4 girls to sleep with each of them rather than get down with one girl when you are dating 10.

    Don’t get me wrong, I think Courtney and Ben more than deserve each other, but really folks, think about it before getting all worked up about the fact that they skinny dipped!

    Comment by Shelly — February 3, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

  14. Ashley you talk like a little girl, you move your mouth like a little girl, and on your season with Brad you brought stuffed animals with you. C’mon girl who needs to grow up.

    Comment by Kelly — February 3, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

  15. Me and you, we think exactly alike!! I lost all respect for Ben after this episode, your friend Ashley H. dodged a huge Bullet by not choosing Ben! Ben is Nothing compared to JP!

    Comment by OCrazy — February 3, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

  16. Hahaha oh Kelly! Ashley H. Won that bear on the carnival date! I did not being stuffed animals with me on the show – I didn’t even like stuffed animals as a kid. How does one move their mouth like a kid? I’ll just take that as a compliment on my youthful appearance! You’re the best!

    Comment by Ashley — February 3, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

  17. Thanks to everyone for leaving great positive comments!

    Jacquie – completely agree that I’m glad the sweet girls get another chance at love :)

    K-lo – they definitely do deserve each other and I wish them the best!

    Divr – I think you are on to something! I would give her a chance if I ever meet her in person – However, none of the girls on her season are giving her rave reviews on the conference calls. I doubt it’s a bad edit.

    Lo – I think Michelle and Courtney are very different. I knew that Michelle had a sarcastic side and she was never ever mean to my face.

    Annie – completely agree!

    Rachie – I have seen that video. I think it’s hilarious but also shows that he might still be in boyland :)

    Janis – Ben just needs a different hair stylist :)

    Shelly – I think the difference is – by the time the overnight dates come up – you are very sure about the 3 girls. Here he hasn’t given everyone a far shot and they still have a lot of time. To fool around that seriously with one girl undermines the show and the rest of the girls feelings.

    Comment by Ashley S. — February 3, 2012 @ 4:51 pm

  18. Watching this season play out confirms what I ‘ve been thinking. Ben does not take this seriously. His buddy Constantine constantly praises Ben as a gamer. His family and friends are having a good laugh out of the whole experience and seem to be so proud of his “play-boyish” attitude. Huge letdown. Where is the adorable, sensitive guy who talked Scooby-Doo to Ashley in Ashley’s season.

    I wonder what Ashley H is thinking watching all of this? She may think “dang i thought i knew him, it turned out i did not, oops”

    Comment by confused — February 3, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

  19. In tears laughing so hard at the screen shots you got of Ben’s faces!!!!!! LMAO! Been waiting for this all week Tater Tot!

    Comment by Natalie Getz — February 3, 2012 @ 6:20 pm

  20. You have outdone yourself and it’s my favorite of yours and of all the blogs right now. I can quote you all day – that pig joke was crazy hilarious. I especially made me think of Reid when he was on Jillian’s season – I think he would love that joke. I also really appreciate that you’ve used a more classy & funny word for a woman’s chest (or as classy as one can be when talking personal body parts=)). Your blog was definitely worth the wait. Also, I read the blog about your father, that made me cry and I’m so glad that you’ve found a wonderful guy who can turn a painful memory to a sweet one.

    Comment by Leslie — February 3, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

  21. OMG, y’all. Do you think Courtney secretes drugs or something to catch all the men in her webs of lies? I just read that Jim Toth – REESE WITHERSPOON’S HUSBAND was Courtney’s “trash” (quoting Rachel or Elize?). Anyways, Ben’s like the fourth or fifth try at fame !#oring. Please, please, God, make her go away. Just when I don’t think it’s possible to go lower than a Kardashian or Jersey Shore character…

    Comment by WTH — February 3, 2012 @ 6:51 pm

  22. To Shelly, first, all decent people w/ strong morals, self worth, intelligence, AND self respect do NOT sleep w/ people they hardly know (a couple of days spent alone together w/ a production crew in fantasyland and a few weeks among dozens of people during group dates is not enough time to really know anyone). Second, no one is upset about skinny dipping, it’s the context in which he did it and the complete disrespect to the other women – there’s a reason both C & B didn’t tell the other women b/c they knew they would both have gotten an earful and the producers probably told them not too as well b/c they knew most if not all of the women would have left the show once they found out.

    Ben is turning into another Blob Guinney – he also first appeared to be decent guy, but turned out to be a skeazy sleazy slime ball, so of course he slept w/ 5 1/2 girls, whatever the half meant (rumor on the street was that he cheated on Estelle, his chosen one, and his now SECOND ex-wife). They are two examples of why you should take your time getting to know people before you give them your heart. Give them the 3-6 month probation period that Toyota gives their employees to earn and prove that they deserve your heart.

    Second,

    Comment by Disagree w/ Shelley — February 3, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

  23. As Ashley S. knows, what you see on this show is what the producers and ABC want you to see. Nothing is shown by mistake. Chris Harrison can try to tell you otherwise, but come on. That guy’s been blowing the same BS for 23 seasons now. They wanted a nude (skinny dipping) scene for ratings. Ben agreed to do it. They hired Courtney to do it. Probably not the first time she’s taken her clothes off and bumped uglies to advance her career. Probably not the last.

    Comment by Jim — February 3, 2012 @ 7:16 pm

  24. Come on everybody, it was always J.P. It was never Ben. Ashley S., have you forgotten what Ashley H. said on LIVE With Regis and Kelly? She told J.P. “I love you” first. It most likely happened in Taiwan. The net result of what happened there was J.P. and not Lucas got the group rose, the producers were pissed (and trashed Ashley with the Bentley ITMs and voiceover), and the rest of the guys knew it was J.P. The importance of all this was Ashley play acted with Ben per her contract, the producers did everything they could to edit out a ton of great romance between Ashley and J.P., and Ben’s proposal was phony/baloney BS.

    Comment by Jim — February 3, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

  25. No offense to you Ashley but on Brad’s season, you appeared to me like a very little girl wearing big girl clothes, trying to find your way, far from womanhood. Never saw how Brad could find a romantic connection with you.

    Comment by Carmen — February 3, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

  26. I wonder if Ashley S was so critical of Ashley H during her season when she subjected all of us to 9 episodes of pining over a Bentley who didn’t give a damn about her.

    Comment by Melanie — February 4, 2012 @ 2:22 am

  27. Ben Flajnik storm horse cream dreams http://vixelyblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/26/exclusive-cream-dreams-video-by-ben-f-from-the-bachelorette/

    Comment by victor — February 4, 2012 @ 2:36 am

  28. Lust over Love…nothing more needs to be debated.

    Comment by CarmenD — February 4, 2012 @ 5:30 am

  29. So, what’s going to happen when all of the contestants who are trashing and demonizing Courtney meet her at #bachelornation events? I suspect that there will be major behind kissing once people meet her face to face. I cannot see how any of the people trashing her fancy themselves any better than she ‘appears’ to be.

    Comment by Louisa — February 4, 2012 @ 8:33 am

  30. Nice post – the pix w/captions are very clever. I just don’t get the hoo-ha over skinny dipping, though. I don’t know anyone who HASN’T done it. And I don’t think anyone DISRESPECTED anyone else. They didn’t do it in front of the other ladies, they just acted spontaneously. If no one gets hurt, all is fair play. And this is a contest, after all.

    Comment by Allissa — February 4, 2012 @ 6:11 pm

  31. Allissa, so it’s fair play to string 10 (whatever number left) women along and ask them to be honest w/ him and keep opening their hearts more and more to him as he’s pretty much done something that none of theme would likely forgive if they were the final chosen one? Also, likely if he had told them they would have left then and there if they had any self respect or integrity. That’s fair play to keep crucial information from them that would have had a huge impact on their opinion of him? So it’s fair at long as he did it behind their backs? Obviously they knew it was wrong or they wouldn’t have kept it hidden. You must be a cheater’s dream come true or one yourself if you think it’s no big deal to lie and fool around w/ someone else as long as it’s done behind your back and you don’t know about it.

    This isn’t whatever that show w/ those very skanky slimy musicians who pretended to date the groupies to find “love” when it was all about finding booty. This show was supposed to be about finding love – unfortunately when the lead has been a male, it has been turning into about finding booty (why I don’t watch the guys’ seasons as much).

    Comment by Addressing Allissa — February 5, 2012 @ 5:03 am

  32. Why would anyone need to be polite to a massive biatch who was going to make cutting remarks to their faces and for sure trash them behind their backs – like she did to 24 other women for weeks non stop now (women who never did or say a mean thing to her until her unwarranted attacks on them), who cheated on and used ex boyfriends like they were steps on a ladder to her getting ahead?

    Anyone meeting her need to keep holy water on hand and a crucifix or whatever you need to ward off evil when they have to be in the same room w/ her. Evil may have it’s days, but good always triumphs in the end. She may have won over a lackey like Ben, but it can’t go on – even Jake and Kasey eventually woke up from Vienna’s drug like effect. Women like that can get the guys, but will always eventually lose them (by cheat on or kill them) or leave them – it’s never pretty at the end.

    I would relish the opportunity to tell both Ben and C what a holes I think they are to their faces (and hope many will), then staying the heck away from them and not needing to associate w/ them ever again.

    Comment by Addressing Louisa — February 5, 2012 @ 5:12 am

  33. This blog is the funniest take on the show ever – love it!

    Comment by Ali — February 5, 2012 @ 7:39 am

  34. Ash–LOVE your blog, I look forward to it every week! I love how you capture their expressions. I agree with you in that I’ve lost all respect for Ben too. The skinny dipping and keeping it from the other women was the last straw, but other little things he does like the way he tells Emily to be careful like she’s a child and he’s all that, and how he picked up the rose before dumping Elise–he is very immature and not a gentleman. I feel so bad that all these girls are saying he’s everything they want because I wish someone would step in and warn THEM about Ben. If they could see what we are seeing now, they’d change their tune! I think Courtney is still a “weirdo” when she’s with Ben, and he’s still drawn to that….and like he said to Emily, maybe he likes it, so I don’t feel bad for him ending up with her.

    Looks like the rest of the season will be about Ben’s selfishness and watching the other girls’ hearts get broken…but knowing they are all okay now after watching the show and realizing they dodged a bullet!! Hope a lot of then will make it on to bachelor pad and find love! :)

    Comment by Honey Bee — February 5, 2012 @ 9:52 am

  35. First time here for me. What’s with the retarded spelling stuff going on? I dont get it. We iz naked – does this girl not know proper english or this meant to be funny. If the latter – ‘simple’ girl’s jokes? Its like reading a 5 yr old girls blog.
    Also I think Ashley chose J.P for the same reason Ben likes Courtney. Hot and way out of her league in the real world. So get off your high horse honey. You izzz daft!

    Comment by redriding — February 5, 2012 @ 11:00 am

  36. Ashley, don’t change your blog – it’s one of the most hilarious and refreshing ones! Redriding is obviously the mentally challenged when it comes to having a sense of humor – and a sense of decency.

    Comment by Truthful — February 5, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

  37. Also the pictures and captions are epic! “RAD” – hahahahaha! Looking forward to your blog next week. :-)

    Comment by Truthful — February 5, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

  38. Elan must have developed a lisp during this season’s filming. And Ben must have thought Elan said “LUST or nothing”!

    Comment by E — February 5, 2012 @ 2:17 pm

  39. RT “@redriding First time here for me. What’s with the retarded spelling stuff going on? I dont get it. We iz naked – does this girl not know proper english or this meant to be funny. If the latter – ‘simple’ girl’s jokes? Its like reading a 5 yr old girls blog.
    Also I think Ashley chose J.P for the same reason Ben likes Courtney. Hot and way out of her league in the real world. So get off your high horse honey. You izzz daft!” CTHU!!!

    Comment by Louisa — February 5, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

  40. Ben and Courtney deserver each other, after the skinny dipping I lost all respect for both of them!! I would love to see the girls say no to Ben when he tries to give them a rose!! Ben, “Will you accept the rose?” Girls, “Hell no!”! It would be the first!!

    Comment by Suzy Maki — February 6, 2012 @ 3:34 am

  41. I love everything you wrote! So funny! Thanks! I can not help myself this season! Somehow I am so involved with the people on this show! Its crazy! I can not wait for Mondays now! Anyway, I absolutely loved Jennifer and don’t know why he got rid of her. I guess we don’t see everything but that date looked picture perfect to me. Funny you call Courtney the devil. I have been calling her Satan! Well, we can only hope Ben is rid of Satan by now. Looks like her career will stop here as far as modeling goes! No one wants to look at her knowing what a black heart she has. Ick. I never have looked good wet. Loved what you wrote about Nikki. She is adorable and had a great attitude where that is concerned. Their sparks didn’t come across to me. Keep up the good work! Loved reading this.

    Comment by Elizabeth — February 6, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

  42. Oh but in Bens defense, I love his hair and think its charming!

    Comment by Elizabeth — February 6, 2012 @ 1:11 pm

  43. LOVE your commentary – hilarious (esp the “boobies can’t breathe” – thought I was the only one who noticed that on the show!).

    Glad that someone brought up Bob G because I think he and Ben are so much alike – two guys who are truly dorks and probably were big nerds in HS, but get a little bit of female attention, and turn into total pigs b/c they don’t know how to handle it. I mean seriously, have you SEEN Ben dance (a sure sign that he’s horrible in the sack)? And when he rode that horse across the stream in Utah, he looked like he almost fell off – NOT manly! He only kisses all the girls because he has nothing interesting or meaningful to say. In fact, most of the time, he acts like he’s never dated a girl before – they say something normal, he gets that clueless/dumbfounded look on his face, and then goes in for the kiss. Yuk, yuk, yuk!

    Comment by jddeuce — February 7, 2012 @ 7:58 am

  44. Ashley-you are hilarious! LOVE, LOVE your re-caps and captions, (especially the shot of Ben’s rolled pants-SRSLY?). Please keep it up! You are a delight.

    Comment by Kate — February 7, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

  45. Girl you are THEE BEST bachelor blog writer ever! HUH-LARIOUS!

    Comment by Misty — February 8, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

  46. I don’t even want to watch any more of this season after reading that he picks Courtney. Ughh! However, He really kind of has to pick her because after deceiving all the other woman with his skinny dipping stunt, he can not really pick anyone else. Anyone he picked, would be pissed that he was so sexually intimate with Courtney. I love Kacie B., and I really hope she gets to be the bachelorette sometime.

    Comment by Michelina — February 8, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

  47. Ashley,

    I love your blog and your comments are spot on! Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Sue in NJ — February 9, 2012 @ 12:00 am

  48. This is by far one of the funniest blogs this season!!! I absolutely love the still shots! And the captions. hahaha!

    I did lose respect for Ben on this episode and have a Sad feeling that he breaks all the girls hearts and chooses Courtney, because like you said.. he is thinking with the wrong head!

    Comment by Kayla — February 9, 2012 @ 10:49 am

  49. No doubt you have a great sense of humor but I’m surprised at how hypercritical you and other Bachelor Alumni have been of one of your own. I thought “selective editing” meant deliberate omission by the powers that be at ABC but after reading Reality Steve’s blog and seeing that Vienna was actually smiling when Kasey and Jake shook hands but was shown in closeup with the complete opposite expression and that she actually shared a hug with Jake. I was shocked and angry at the degree of doctoring going on. The network is just as deceptive and no better than a tabloid rag that crops someone’s head off and paste’s it onto someone else’s body(among other things). I thought if anyone would know this better than us and would be empathetic to Ben’s time in the fishbowl under extreme scrutiny it would be you guys. I think the overkill on the cold. biting. mean-spirited comments being whipped at a guy who meant no harm remind’s me of well…Courtney. As far as Ben’s morality vs Ashley H’s (and Michelle’s).see my comments to come under Constantine’s blog. by Ashley’s own standard’s she ‘pretty much married’ 2 men and one was a consolation for someone who was determined not to leave without a ring. Even JP commented on her premature “I know my husband is in this room” statement after he proposed with “What the F…?!

    Comment by Shelagh — February 28, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

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