Ashley Spivey’s Blog: Week 2

It’s week 2 and I can’t believe how emotional this season has already gotten!  I think I saw more people cry on this episode than some of the later episodes of every season when each girl is very emotionally invested! Let’s start the photo recap!

 

 I like that we’re really getting to know Ben in this episode.  I also like seeing that his bad haircuts started long ago. :)

 

 

Courtney is not happy that Kacie B. got the first one-on-one date!  Anyone else notice that she has a MAJOR stink eye whenever she is saying something bad about someone?

 

 

I thought Ben and Kacie’s date was super cute.  I like the fact that the girls are getting to see him in his hometown and the dates aren’t super extravagant.  What you see is what you get so far!  Ben and Kacie are definitely comfortable around each other and they seem to have had a great time together.

 

 

The home videos of each other were a really cute idea.  Such an adorable way to bond!

 

 

But man oh man, the videos of Ben’s dad were breaking my heart.  It’s very tough to be on a date and be hit with the emotions of your parent’s death.  I know from experience that it’s tough to keep it romantic after this!

 

 

It’s group date time and Ben wants the girls to come play.  He says that he’s really interested in seeing the girl’s personalities come out.  Blakeley thinks the best way to show her personality is by wearing a very low-cut top.  Dear Lord her tatas are GINORMOUS!

 

 

I loved this little girl and her reactions!

 

 

Whenever the kids told Blakeley to jog in slow motion I almost peed my pants.  Kids are so awesome.

 

 

While everyone else is on the group date, Courtney decides to rile the rest of the girls up.  They girls proceed to murder Courtney with their death stares.

 

 

Jenna gets to be a wizard in the play – bless her heart.  Anyone else wonder if Jenna has ever Googled love spells?

 

 

Blakeley gets to be the gingerbread man and Samantha tells a joke.  Samantha should have played the part of sour grapes. Geez – she is always scowling and complaining!  She also has one of the worst potty-mouths I’ve ever heard on this show.

 

 

I loved everyone’s reactions whenever Ben started stripping.  This grandma couldn’t contain her excitement!

 

 

After the play, the girls were pretty upset with Blakeley over her aggressiveness and her getting the rose. Samantha hates her so much she went and sat on the toilet to get away from Blakeley.  I really hope the lid is down.  I also hope the girls learn to avoid getting so catty and focus on keeping Ben away from Blakeley instead of complaining about her.

 

 

Kacie B. reads the next one-on-one date card and it goes to stink eye!  Courtney then proceeds to make it super awkward by asking Kacie a very weird question.  It seems that Blakeley and Courtney are both using the, “we aren’t here to make friends” tactic.  There are ALWAYS girls on every season that do this – why are these girls acting so surprised?  Laugh and move on!  Don’t waste your time on girls that have a game plan – start making your own plan!

 

 

Jennifer kisses Ben during their alone time and I wouldn’t have been happy for her but I couldn’t stop focusing on the loud kissing noises Ben makes when he kisses!  This will continue to drive me crazy for the rest of the season – it’s one of my biggest make-out pet peeves!  Kiss quietly people!!!!

 

 

Jaclyn is also not the biggest fan of Blakeley.  She is also wasting her time hating on people.

 

 

Emily gives the best side-eyes!  I hope she makes it far so I can screen grab all of her sassy looks this season!

 

 

Oh Samantha…Is it fair to say that this girl definitely did not win Miss Congeniality?

 

 

Ben decides to bring Scotch along for his date with Courtney and I think that this is huge.  Scotch is basically Ben’s son so he must feel very comfortable with her.  Scotch does not feel comfortable with his Dad howling like this in front of Courtney.

 

 

I actually think that their date seemed very normal and relaxed and if you pay attention, they are always touching each other!

 

 

Ben also opened up to Courtney without a lot of prodding and he stares at her in the same way that I saw Brad stare at Emily during my season.  It’s a very intense stare.  He also gives her the FIRST OPEN-MOUTH KISS I’ve ever seen him give.  He never did this on Ashley’s season and none of the kisses so far this season have been with tongue – only pecks!

 

 

It’s cocktail party time and Jenna is still unraveling.  I’d like to think that all this was a result of alcohol because she seemed normal for a majority of the episode.  However, come cocktail party time and she’s putting blankets on candles, telling Ben that she’s like a guy, crying in bed, and trying to convince us that she’s not a typical girl.  No $h!t Jenna.

 

 

Jaclyn continues to be mostly known for her mean words.

 

 

Blakeley gets sad when everyone talks crap about her and she decides to “hide” in a corner and cry.

 

 

Poor Casey S. – She’s like the William of Bachelor Pad 2.

 

 

But in the end, Ben sends Jenna and Shawn home.  I honestly didn’t think Jenna’s departure was that bad – I just felt really sad for her.  Why did she keep on saying, “Are you kidding me?”  I felt even sadder for single-mom Shawn, that didn’t even get an exit.  Bless both of their hearts.

What did y’all think?  Are you sad to see Jenna go?  Did you like both of the one-on-one dates?  Is Blakeley that bad?

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30 Comments »

  1. Ashley’s blogs have to be the best I have read, she keeps you interested and laughing. Thanks for the entertainment.
    Great job Ashley!

    Comment by Roberta — January 10, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

  2. Great and funny blog, Ashley. You’re the best. You and Ashley H. lol Stinkeye, well Ben has it too, noticed it last night when he was watching the home movies. It’s kind of like the Vienna wonky eye, going in another direction. So Court and Ben must be soulmates,the’eyes’ prove it. lol

    Comment by Eve — January 10, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

  3. If you preach all over your Twitter about how you don’t like mean people, then why do you say mean things about these girls. You get screen grabs of these girls that aren’t really flattering of them and then comment about them. Seems a little like bullying to me. Since you’ve been on the show it seems like you would be a little bit more sympathetic towards these girls.

    Comment by Jess — January 10, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

  4. In regards to Jennifer commentary, did you mean would instead of “wouldn’t” because then that sentence would make more sense.
    I think the selected Courtney screen grabs, even if those are completely real and can be seen (probably with a great amount of pause-efforts) are still pretty unbelievable! I will give you the benefit of the doubt that maybe with enough dedication you were able to actually find frames of footage that looked like that! Still comes across a little slanderous to make those unflattering moments more public though enough giggles from your reading audience makes it worth it, right? I guess she won’t be including these screen grabs in her modeling portfolio, yikes. Then again, she’s probably not going to lose sleep over it either, and as you would throw in “bless her heart.”
    I know people are going to claim she is not that pretty and maybe even be inclined to hang onto secs like these above which are unflattering just out of being irritated by her, but at the same time, I highly doubt that the critics have a figure that even remotely matches hers in tone, complexion, legs, etc, but in the realm of dreamland, sure ladies, go ahead and believe she isn’t all that and go ahead and declare how imperfect she is (in comparison to the ever-so-perfect you.)

    Comment by Lola — January 10, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

  5. Thank you for the sweet comments Roberta and Eve! I appreciate it. Jess-sorry you feel that way. I think I am pretty sympathetic and I usually only do an unflattering shot if the girl is saying something not very nice. Have a great day!

    Comment by Ashley — January 10, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

  6. Lola – I’ve said multiple times that Courtney is gorgeous. Check my last blog. It’s not that hard to take a screenshot of her stinkeye – she makes it all the time.

    Comment by Ashley — January 10, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

  7. Ashley, so far you have hit the nail on the head with everything you have said. I am concerned about everyone focusing to much on hating both Courtney and Blakeley then building a relationship with Ben. I really love how Lindze has gotten Ben to remember all they talked about for him to give her the first impression rose. Kacie B also has a strong connection with Ben already I love that and she doesn’t flaunt her date with him which impressed me.

    Comment by Dawn — January 10, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

  8. It’s always so fun to read your blogs. They’re quick, easy and always so entertaining!
    Don’t worry about the haters here, or on your blog. Or, anywhere else for that matter. Most of them only want a reaction from you. They must have grown up pissing Mom off just to get the attention.

    Comment by Mr Frostings — January 10, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

  9. I think your blog this week is actually pretty funny; however somewhat sad because everything you said is TRUE! There seems to be a few cute & sweet girls this season, but would bet my last $5 that Ben uses his small head instead of his big one (that’s in much need of a good styling!) to make his final choice. Such is the story line of most (NOT all!) this shows history. The Bachelor/ette series is a “show” that no one takes seriously anymore.

    Comment by Cheyan — January 10, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

  10. Keep them coming! Your blogs are hilarious and way nicer than I would be! The majority of girls on this season are a train wreck! Except Kacie B of course! :)

    Comment by Marie — January 10, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

  11. Ah you’re adorable, Ashley! I love the screenshots and your little captions on them. You were one of my favorites on Brad’s season, and you still are. Also, I don’t think it’s mean since these girls did sign up to be on national television. They’ve watched the show, they know people judge. It’s just how this show is watched, and I think you do it in a very sweet, classy way without being too sweet and sugar coating everything.

    Comment by Tess — January 10, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

  12. Love your blog! Always makes me laugh out loud!! Keep them coming! :)

    Comment by Lydia — January 10, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

  13. Best. Bachelor. Blogger…ever! I love reading the blogs (and seeing what hilarious captions you’re going to come up with!) almost more than watching the show!

    Comment by Kelsie — January 10, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

  14. Dawn – completely agree! Less hate!

    Earl – how am i ever gonna repay you for your kindness and support! you have the sweetest soul!

    Cheyan – if that is the case, at least we can all laugh at this season together? :)

    Marie – I really like Kacie B too!

    Tess – thank you for that! i really do try to not be too mean but also tell the truth. its less of a judgment and hopefully more advice that the girls will take to heart if they read this! :)

    Lydia – def more coming soon!

    Kelsie – you are too kind :)

    Comment by Ashley Spivey — January 10, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

  15. I love the photo captions. I wouldn’t take the criticisms too seriously – they sound like they are either Courtney or her relatives. She is a mean girl so she deserves to be outed for that. I thought you held back greatly in just calling it her stinkeye instead of stinkSOUL. Though I can’t believe you’ve been using that horrendous T word. how is that allowed and how can you say you don’t like it when ppl swear and say such a classless word? I don’t agree w/ that, but that doesn’t mean I don’t overall enjoy your blog.

    Comment by Leslie — January 10, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

  16. WOW, talk about a bully Ashley Spivey. Shame on you.

    Comment by G.A. — January 10, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

  17. Leslie – what “t” word bothers you so?

    Comment by Ashley Spivey — January 10, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

  18. Love your blog Ashley! I also noticed Ben’s awkwardly loud kissing haha I hope they turn his mic down for the rest of the season! Was it just me, or did Courtney not reciprocate when Ben tried to slip her the tongue? So far I’m not sure that she’s really into him and not just into “winning.” Can’t wait for the rest of the season and your blogs and tweets! xox

    Comment by Sarah — January 10, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

  19. The T word you used for Blakely’s bosom.

    Comment by Leslie — January 11, 2012 @ 7:17 am

  20. The Ti…. version of tatas that you finally used.

    Comment by Leslie — January 11, 2012 @ 7:26 am

  21. I just clicked on your personal blog and that darn word is still there.

    Comment by Leslie — January 11, 2012 @ 7:49 am

  22. I like your blog a lot – you are sweet. Hey, maybe you & Ames could hook up! There’s a man who would treat you right!

    Comment by Mel L — January 11, 2012 @ 7:55 am

  23. once again: you. are. fantastic.

    Comment by Ashley Fan — January 11, 2012 @ 11:11 am

  24. dear ashley
    you are by far my favorite contastant that has ever been on this show. the way you hold yourself radiates your beauty and how sweet, genuine, and sincere you really are. Brad was a fool for letting you go but any man who cannot see that you are truly one in a billion doesnt deserve to have your love. i have never met or seen a woman of your quality. everything about you is what i would put into my “dream girl”. i hope one day to be able to meet someone who can compare to you. maybe one day i will be lucky enough to meet you. good luck in what ever you do with your life.

    sincerly connor

    ps. if you are ever in montana i would love to show you what country is like.

    Comment by Connor — January 11, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

  25. Tits, titties, tit, tit, tit…

    Comment by Titties — January 12, 2012 @ 12:07 am

  26. AMEN Jess! Right on with that one. I could’t stand to follow Ashley on twitter anymore because of that very thing (linked to this through different twitter user).

    Comment by Krissy — January 12, 2012 @ 11:57 am

  27. And no.. I never pissed mom off growing up, nor do I want attention or any response from Ashley :) Just that the “comment” section is usually made for “commenting”.. not only positivity on an otherwise very negative post.

    Comment by Krissy — January 12, 2012 @ 12:02 pm

  28. Great Blog/Recap!!! I always enjoy your perspective. I don’t understand the negative responses…I only read the blog’s of the people whose opinion I appreciate. If you view Ashley as offensive why are you READING HER WORDS? Another perplexion(Ha!)…you’re offended by the “T” word, but you watch The Bachelor??? Things that make you go hmmmm….

    Comment by Sunny — January 12, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

  29. Ashley,
    You’re hilarious. Just the little pictures and comments are great!

    I couldn’t agree with you more!
    Most of your comments were the exact thing my friends, my mom, and I were texting back and forth during the show…
    (However sad that may be that we do that!)

    Keep it up!!

    Comment by Ashley L — January 13, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

  30. Thanks everyone for the positive and negative feedback – though obviously I appreciate the positive a lot more. I’m gonna continue to write these blogs my way, and if I have offended you or you don’t like me on twitter, etc. there are plenty of other blogs on this website for y’all to read. In fact, there is a plethora of material out there for you to read that would be a lot more productive than wasting your time writing on the comment section of a person you don’t like – but I digress. Thanks everyone who enjoys this blog and knows how to read it – it’s like watching the show – try not to take it too seriously. There are much bigger problems in the world. Love and titties – Ash

    Comment by Ashley Spivey — January 14, 2012 @ 7:21 pm

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