Blake’s Bachelor Pad Blog: Episode 4

This week, staying true to form, we begin at the end of last week’s episode. What was not true to form, however, was keeping Jake’s exit speech on ice to be played this week. Like so many meals we’ve all enjoyed and then put in the refrigerator, a week later the same fare could not be more unsatisfying. I could understand if Jake had some monumental meltdown or incredible pearls of wisdom to impart, but I heard nothing of the kind. You’ve got to give it to ABC though, seeing as how they certainly created a lot more buzz with their bait and switch tactics. Somebody over there knows what they’re doing.

You know who doesn’t know what their doing? All of the “expendable” people in the house. I have no idea how Kasey manages to “mind plow” people into doing what he wants at the last second of every rose ceremony. It conjures up images of the python Kaa from The Jungle Book, using his eyes to hypnotize Mowgli. (What? So I love Disney movies.)

I’ve tried for three consecutive weeks now to get rid of that man, and not because I dislike him, but because it’s not wise to live in a house of cards when one person owns them all. He was an obvious power player from night one, and by all sensible accounts should have gone home long ago. Much to my chagrin, call it charisma or charm or empty promises, call it whatever you like… Kasey never once rolled over and died. To quote the more adult movie of Rounders (in my best Russian accent), he kept, “hanging around, hanging around. Kid’s got alligator blood. Can’t get rid of him.”

The rising sun ushers in a new day, and along with it Chris Harrison to announce the return of the kissing contest. In deference to those who were actually dating someone (ie: Kasey and Vienna), all of the guys came up with the idea to keep things very PG rated and just go with a little smooch on the lips. A plan which everyone stuck to, despite the inference of the repeated kissing angles combined with Michael’s commentary. The girls, on the other hand, were apparently making up for their poor showing during the synchronized swimming contest. Those beautiful ladies came ready to kiss, and kiss they did! The amount of fluid exchanged in those five minutes was the second most uncomfortable thing to happen during the competition. The first was the nonsense coming out of my mouth! I must’ve been drunk with excitement after winning, but the ridiculous remarks emanating from my oral cavity made me cringe, and I’ll be the first to admit it. I do have confidence in my kissing abilities, but never is it so vocally showcased. Oh… and I suppose a third uncomfortable moment would have to be Kasey’s alleged halitosis. If only he had brushed for 40 more seconds.

Ella was the other triumphant kisser in the house, and having sampled the goods I can assure you she deserved it. She selected Kirk to go on their romantic date, which promptly turned into an episode of Oprah. They spent a fair amount of time swapping horror stories about their past and why they needed the 250 thousand dollars. I have to say, I find myself completely agreeing with them, they both deserve the money! Luckily the mood lifts, as do the two partners, while they share a romantic kiss aboard a hot air balloon. Apparently Kirk didn’t get enough of Ella’s skills during the contest. By the way, did anyone else notice the ropes tethering the balloon to the ground? If that much romance could happen at 25 feet, imagine what they could do floating freely through the night sky.

These dates being of the romantic one-on-one variety made selecting just one person to take a much more personal endeavor. Prior to the previous night’s rose ceremony, I told Melissa I wanted only to be platonic partners, thereby removing any nebulous feelings of romance between the two of us. Her reaction to that statement led me to believe she disagreed. It was very difficult to choose who to take on the date, but I felt sticking with the plan of not putting myself in a situation where my actions could be misconstrued as leading Melissa on again was ultimately the best course to take. Erica also showcased her intellect and willingness to go to great lengths to win, so taking her had to be considered. In the intervening hours prior to the date card arriving, however, several strategic conversations took place that forced me to reconsider. Did you notice Michael’s face during the announcement? Not a hint of surprise. A strategy was put forth that I couldn’t refuse, nor would I want to. Holly is gorgeous, after all.

If romance and chemistry are indeed dependent on elevation, I couldn’t be more thankful my date with Holly took place at 11,000 feet. We didn’t get to drive a Ferrari, but we DID get to ride in the Ferrari of the skies. As our private jet soared through the clouds it was difficult to ignore the giant “9″ emblazoned on the sides of them. After spending even a few minutes alone with Holly, I could tell this date was going to be incredible. Add to that the fact that we flew to Mammoth Mountain and got to go skiing on our own private slope and you have an insider’s view at my own personal slice of heaven. It should be noted that I grew up in a ski town and raced competitively for over a decade, so the snow is a comfortable place for me. The same, I’m afraid, cannot be said for my companion. It was Holly’s first time on skis EVER, and she did take a spill or two. To her credit, though, she approached the date with the best possible attitude and managed to make even the challenging fun. Having the ability to laugh at one’s self is such an endearing character trait, and it’s one Holly exudes freely. AND, let me be the first to say that all her falls took place on the first run. After that, she didn’t go down once. Talk about a quick learner!

After hitting the slopes, we segued to a fireside dinner at the base of the mountain. The setting was absolutely gorgeous. The starlit sky was ablaze with a million tiny diamonds and the moonlight washed over the snow in a cascade of luminescence. And yet, the most breathtaking sight of the evening was the woman sitting to my left. We shared some great conversation, enjoyed more laughter, and I was able to get an answer on where she stood in her mind with her ex-finance. To quote a very wise man I know, the truly romantic are interested in love or nothing at all. Her response combined with the immeasurable amount of fun we shared that day led me to want another kiss from Holly more than anything in the world. And in my experience, if you want something in life, you can’t just sit around and wait for it. You have to go after it! Even if you have to use a line so cheesy it would have made the people at Kraft Macaroni n’ Cheese beam with pride.

Unfortunately though, good things must come to an end. If they didn’t, another man of wisdom once said, they would still BE good things. Returning to the house was quite the buzz kill, especially after having such a fabulous time the previous day. Here Holly is confronted by Michael and his emotions. I don’t feel it’s my place to comment on this much, but I will say that I’ve been in a similar situation where I under appreciated someone, broke it off, and then regretted my decision. It seems to be human nature that we are often drawn inexorably to what we can’t have, and if we do have someone special in our lives, we don’t know how great they are until they’re gone. (That’s right, two clichés. One sentence. BOOM!) Until, that is, we learn from our mistakes! Watching this show, I’m seeing so many conversations I was not privy to while living in the house, and I feel heartache for Michael and Holly both. He sees the woman he now knows he loves slipping away, and she can’t bear to hurt the man she once loved so dearly. You can’t choose who you fall in love with, and the sad truth is that sometimes who you do love simply doesn’t feel the same way. It’s this very mercurial nature of love that makes it so elusive, and yet so highly sought after.

As for the moments leading up to the rose ceremony, William and Melissa certainly went about things differently. While Bill resigned himself to a fate doled out by the more active participants in the game, Melissa went into overdrive, swooping in to confront everyone who hadn’t yet voted. Jake would have been proud at the evasive maneuvers taking place in the interest of self-preservation. It’s difficult to push the image of a flaming pinball in an arcade game from my imagination. In the end, her efforts (or methods) were just as ineffective as William’s, and two more of our dwindling little group of “expendables” are lain to rest. Until next week…

156 Comments »

  1. Okay, now we’re waiting for your romantic novel to hit the bookstore. Fantastic blog, Blake. It definitely takes the cake.

    Comment by Elizabeth — August 31, 2011 @ 10:51 pm

  2. You kinda confirmed on this blog that Holly and Michael are no longer together, because you were referring Michael as he “EX FIANCE” even though u made a typo overthere by saying EX-FINANCE..
    ——————————————-
    We shared some great conversation, enjoyed more laughter, and I was able to get an answer on where she stood in her mind with her ex-finance.

    Comment by Monique — August 31, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

  3. Another great job! English is not my native language but I can still tell a great writer from the crowd. Honestly I don’t read much because of the 2nd language thing for me but reading your blog is such a joy, as interesting as the show, only better. I judge people sometimes but then I regret after. I tried not to judge Holly but then I hoped that she stopped teasing Michale with kisses and misses. I truly hope that Blake and Holly’s love story will turn out beautifully because it was a torture watching her relationship with poor Michael. So here I hope no more confusions for Holly.

    Comment by tashishui — August 31, 2011 @ 11:15 pm

  4. Blake you have copped a lot of crap for what has been aired but in reading this I think people really need to remember the show goes to air after being edited….

    I am sure everyone knows a girl who goes on one date with a guy and she is in love and then reacts like Melissa has, I am sorry you were on the other end of that. I have read from her online she was intending for BP2 to help her image and she knows she failed at that… If she can admit her mistakes I don’t know why people are still giving you crap for it???

    I had butterflies watching your date with Holly.. I think its easy for her to be confused as it can be so hard to let go of the past!! I hope she can as she deserves to be happy!!

    For Monique who has posted.. If Michael and holly were back to gether as BF & GF then they would still be ex-finace’s they would be that until they ever got engaged again….

    I hope you and holly get together xxx

    Comment by Aussie Fan — August 31, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

  5. Once again, great blog! LOVE your writing style. And I have to agree with Aussie Fan there, I loved watching your date with Holly…definitely one of the best dates I have ever watched on TV! Both of you make an adorable couple.

    A lot of people have opinions – and even say mean things – here’s mine- since it’s your life, I just hope you are happy…because you deserve it and I just hope that you end up with a happy ending! :)

    Comment by Blake fan! :) — August 31, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

  6. You should stick to dentistry because writing isn’t your forte! I’m already BORED by your blog. Your pretentiousness is a bit much! Not to mention your quest to site a thesaurus everytime you speak. WHAT ARE YOU OVER COMPENSATING FOR? Whatever it is I’m happy to know that the Sand Man comes for you next week! Only one more week and BOOM! Adios Amigo

    Comment by Jane — August 31, 2011 @ 11:30 pm

  7. Monique,
    Yes, Michale is Holly’s EX-FIANCE. Yes, he still loves her and yes, she still loves him(did she want to be with him?? as the viewer, I don’t think so) but when she kissed Blake I think she is ready to move on (with a new person)
    Blake DID ask her if she wanted to stayed over night or turned back to the house. She wanted to stay with him!!
    I don’t know why the guys blamed Blake (abt Holly) he didn’t forced her.
    BOTH Holly and Blake like each other. you can’t deny their chemistry!!

    Comment by Melisa — August 31, 2011 @ 11:44 pm

  8. Melisa,
    I dont against the new relationship of Blake and Holly but due to his tweet, he said he contractually obligated to remind silent about his relationship status. But in his blog, he kinda confirmed that they both are an item now. I dont really care if Holly with Michael or Blake as i dont know them personally lol.. but i envy Holly because Blake is totally a stud !

    Comment by Monique — August 31, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

  9. Blake is definitely trying to over compensate for something with his writing. He often uses words in the wrong tense and as an English professor of 15 years, I find it humorous. This poor guy simply can not accept fault for anything. He seems to blame everyone else for his actions. Didn’t Michelle or Melissa call him “sociopathic” at one point? This seems to describe him perfectly. He still has yet to write in one of his blogs a SINCERE apology (with out the but….) to Melissa or Michael. I feel sorry for him honestly. He is clearly very insecure. It’ll be okay Blake, you just need to grow up.

    Comment by Lucy — September 1, 2011 @ 12:26 am

  10. blah blah blah, it’s a blog, who cares if his English isn’t perfect, miss english professor over there. clearly, some people have nothing better to do than put others down. stop wasting your breath.

    melissa was crazy, she should read the book “he’s just not into you”

    i thought this blog was very entertaining, a little behind the scenes look :)

    Comment by Suzanne — September 1, 2011 @ 12:34 am

  11. Blake,

    You are very good at expressing yourself and your writing abilities are nothing short of damn near perfect. You are getting a very bad wrap and I just don’t see why. You played the game and by the looks of it, have begun a new journey with Holly. What’s wrong with that? I am not seeing the problem. I know the results ( I am one who seeks out the spoilers) and am just so excited for the ending so that everyone can just go back to being them again and not have to hide anything. Hold your head up highnlike I am quite sure you are, and don’t let the haters get under your skin. Once the show goes off, you can life your life as you did prior to the show. I’m rooting for you. PS: loved how you called Jesse out last night. That almost beat the 40 second left line. Too funny

    Comment by Donna — September 1, 2011 @ 12:39 am

  12. I love this blog — so well written! Even though I do feel bad for Melissa, she really went off the deep end this week. You and Holly are a cute couple. I hope it works out.

    Comment by Phoebe — September 1, 2011 @ 12:46 am

  13. “You know who doesn’t know what their doing?” Obviously Blake since it should say “they’re”.

    Pretentious is right.

    Comment by Ashley — September 1, 2011 @ 12:55 am

  14. Blake, you never disappoint :’) Love you and Holly together! Your recap of the date with Holly made me feel like I was reading a chapter out of a romance novel. I support you 100% and I always will! Love you Blake! xoxo

    Comment by Stefanie — September 1, 2011 @ 12:57 am

  15. Blake,
    You are full of yourself! You and Holly deserve each other!

    xoxoxo,
    georgia

    Comment by georgia — September 1, 2011 @ 1:09 am

  16. HEY ENGLISH PROFESSOR…I bet Blake being a DDS, makes more money than you as a Professor! Hee hee By the way, I think your comment should say … “Honestly, I feel sorry for him”…not “I feel sorry for him honestly.” Just saying! :) I read the blog Blake and it didn’t bore me! Good luck with your career and personal life.

    Comment by Sue — September 1, 2011 @ 1:20 am

  17. People need to stop being haters and deal.

    Comment by Belle — September 1, 2011 @ 1:23 am

  18. Love the blog Blake you truly speak words of wisdom! :)

    Comment by Gina — September 1, 2011 @ 1:27 am

  19. Blake I have to say I was a huge fan of yours during Ashleys season of the bachelorette…I even picked you as one of my favorite from the very first night. I do see a completely different side of you on the bachelorpad and I am a reasonable enough person to know editing does have some impact on how you are portrayed. But the things you say are not edited, they are said straight from your pearly whites and I unfortunately have been let down! I don’t blame you for trying to lure holly, I believe her issues are her own and she clearly decided to lead on Michael at her expense. But you DO owe Melissa a sincere apology even if she is a nutbrain..I hope your portrayal changes soon so I can stop wishing they vote you off!

    Comment by Sarah — September 1, 2011 @ 1:29 am

  20. Wow, you’re an excellent writer. Definitely my new favorite Bachelor Pad blog.

    Best of luck to you–your date with Holly was precious!

    Comment by Natalie V — September 1, 2011 @ 1:33 am

  21. On Holly:

    She has dated:

    1. Justin G. (from American Idol)
    2. Jesse Cisnack (Deanna’s ex)
    3. Matt Grant, Bachelor London (after and Shayne broke up)
    4. Jeremy Anderson, Bachelor, Deanna’s season
    5. Michael Stagliano (Deanna’s season)
    6. Now Blake

    She has filmed and posted pictures of herself looking up women’s skirts and in lingerie all over the net.

    She looks so haggard because she eats junk food and does drugs.

    She apparently says she is a private individual and yet dates reality stars and poses for magazine covers wtih them.

    I expect Blake is dating Holly to get fame — becaused of the contacts she acquired sleeping around.

    If you listen to her interview with Reality Steve, he can’t even take her seriously, calls her stupid, etc. She is hardly even lucid, just a perpetual giggler, who died her hair brown so people would see her as smart.

    Holly’s interview with Reality Steve:

    http://realitysteve.com/2009/06/24/holly-durst-interview/

    You don’t love Holly, Blake, so quit pretending you do. If you did, you wouldn’t have been so open to Erica’s advances and you wouldn’t have been pawing Melissa and then bragging about your tongue skills. You’re little more than a drooling dog.

    You’re definitely a great writer, but you have the character of a lounge lizard. You are Holly deserve each other.

    She truly is a slut. But then, so is Blake.

    Ah, a reality match made in heaven.

    Comment by Helen — September 1, 2011 @ 1:38 am

  22. FYI – that was not Holly’s first time on skis.

    Comment by Deb — September 1, 2011 @ 1:43 am

  23. Okay, so you were referring to Michael when you said that it seems to be human nature to be drawn to something we can’t have, but wouldn’t that be correct about you too? Why else would you doggedly pursue Holly, knowing that Michael, who had just broken up with her 2 and a half months ago, was in the same room almost all of the time? And yes, Holly did flirt with you too but she’d just been through a stinging break up, so she was bound to be on the rebound anyway.
    As a viewer, it was so painful to watch Michael’s confusion and hurt these past few episodes, always caused by either you or Holly. I really do feel for the guy. All of the guys just gave Holly a peck because they actually had respect for the guy standing next to them and it was only you who just laid it on her like that. Even if it was, as you say “a 5 second kiss”, it was pretty obvious there was a lot of tongue involved. And no amount of editing can fake William’s cringe as he watched you kiss Holly. It wasn’t ballsy, it was just disrespectful.
    I actually thought you seemed like a nice guy when you were on the Bachelorette and I used to wonder why Ashley Herbert didn’t even take the time to get to know you. After seeing you on the Pad, I guess I can see why. You still haven’t given Melissa the apology she deserves and I doubt you’ve given Michael his too. I don’t understand how you could keep thrusting yourself in between Stag and Holly when it was still clear she had very strong feelings for him and kept bawling her eyes out whenever she saw him. It’s clear the only reason she hadn’t gone back to him was because he hurt her pride when he broke up with her and for a lot of people, our pride is what ruins most relationships.
    Also, if you blame your insensitive portrayal on the Pad on the editing, wouldn’t it be the same for Melissa? I mean, I actually noticed little bits where she sounded like a normal, kind girl like the time she actually offered to let you rest your arms during the “Hook-Up” contest. Melissa has already won 2 competitions and she is solely responsible for you even making it this far into the competition and for you to just cast her aside like that was just awful. You always blame your actions on the fact that this show isn’t like the Bachelorette but I don’t see any of the other guys debasing themselves. Your smooth-talking and good looks are only winning you the percentage of the fanbase that consists of single women who “wanna get with you” merely cus they think you’re hot or highly literate, but the rest of us who actually value our morals, sincerity and believe in acquiring love the right way, see right through you.
    Holly, in a way, deserves you as you guys are very alike in certain ways. She too has been riding on the coattails of Michael without winning any challenges or making any strategic moves. And although, us viewers at home understand she isn’t over Michael, it’s inconsiderate how she keeps worming herself upto him during dates and torturing him with questions like “do you miss me?” and saying things like “its weird but i just wanna be with you, ya know?”, when the next second she’s telling the camera that she’s done with him. Michael truly deserves better. A guy of that caliber is incredibly hard to find and does not belong with a plain jane like Holly, who sounds drunk when she talks. He deserves someone gorgeous and intelligent like his brother’s fiance, Deanna Pappas.
    I think that even if you and Holly do last, it will only be because both of you will feel obligated to prove something to the rest of the world. Holly, that she’s actually capable of sticking to one reality star and that you’re not just her rebound guy and you, that all that torture you put Michael through was in fact for “true love” and that you’re not some sleazy guy getting what he wants when he wants it.

    Comment by Nel — September 1, 2011 @ 2:01 am

  24. So much fun reading what you write—You’ve got what the Advanced Placement English teachers ‘tried’ to teach –elaboration–awesome writer, great content, and so enjoyable to read. It’s like a novel that you can’t wait until you turn the page for the ‘rest of the story’. May you find your ‘love of your life’ because you so deserve her–whomever she is at right now–just waiting to be loved by you forever. Best of success to you in your dentistry career, in your love relationships, in everything you do in the future. Someone told me Holly writes ‘children’s books’–that’s interesting :-) I do feel for you –such a difficult situation for all of you –Holly, Blake, and Michael–all real people looking for a lifetime of love with one special someone. Your kind words here reflect your true caring heart. Ignore any negative comments–you know who you are & what you are doing–these TV reality shows tend to ONLY show what they want to show and totally distort who people are in real life. Many from previous Bach TV shows will share their ‘horror’ stories of misrepresentation of their true self. Until your next block…. Keep smiling your beautiful smile :-)

    Comment by Laurie — September 1, 2011 @ 2:02 am

  25. Why are people so judgmental? Let it go, it was a Tv show and if they want to be together let it go too.. ugh soo annoying

    Comment by Jessica — September 1, 2011 @ 2:07 am

  26. I’d have to agree with the girl above about the pretentiousness of your writing style. Sure, you use many big words, but they seem contrived like you used the thesaurus. Sometimes it feels like you write a random sentence just to utilize the big words. By no means am I claiming to be a good writer, but I can sense pretentiousness from a mile away.

    You are definitely entertaining on the show though!

    And I understand this is not English class, I just thought your writing should be addressed.

    Comment by Leslie — September 1, 2011 @ 2:49 am

  27. Blake the snake, enjoy the ride on the town-bike because someone from the next season of Bachelorette will be riding it…

    Comment by Ella — September 1, 2011 @ 3:10 am

  28. Holly is a HOBAG and Blake IS DOWN right taking it from behind so what’s the big deal??

    Comment by bebe — September 1, 2011 @ 4:23 am

  29. Have you seen Holly’s Youtube Video’s!!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/queenhollz#p/a/u/2/5SQbLIrAubE

    Comment by Aussie Fan — September 1, 2011 @ 4:26 am

  30. Great job Blake.. been waiting for your blogs. Love the writing! Blake and Holly look so great together. I also love Michael, but I don’t think Holly felt the same way that Michael felt. Best of luck and I do hope Blake and Holly hit it off so something much more!

    Comment by Realitylover — September 1, 2011 @ 4:46 am

  31. i know you alluded to michael taking holly for granted when they got back together. but maybe he broke up with her because he just couldn’t trust her after she shattered his heart and broke off their engagement. i know i’ve been to the point in a relationship where no amount of promises will make me trust that person again. it’s sad, but true.

    Comment by little jenny — September 1, 2011 @ 5:03 am

  32. I stumbled across this in process of signing up a friend for the next casting. This is when I saw that a certain someone “Nel” being so wrapped up in pointing fingers and degrading a person and what he is doing and how he is playing a game. I’m going to let you in on something (one its a tv show, two not sure if you had noticed but its a GAME). This being said I would think if you were to participate in this sort of game you will do what you have to do to win that $. If this means people are going to react crazy and emotionally unstable and they don’t know how to focus on the main objective of this game, then they don’t need to be their. So in my personal opinion Blake is just playing the game unfortunately for us girls we let emotions run us most of the time but if he and holly have something and they wants to see if it goes further than just on show let them. Better her to figure it out now (or then) than always wondering “weeeeelllll????” while she is still going to be with just comfortable. Who wants just comfortable, and not excitement? Sounds like to me Nel had a similar experience and poor blake is getting the hit for it.

    Comment by leesh — September 1, 2011 @ 5:11 am

  33. Well, Blake, as a writer myself, I’m enjoying your blogs. I’d like to see you write a sex scene next week, cause I know it would be both enjoyable and “steamy.” It’s obvious to me from some of the comments above, we’ve got some haters (Hi, Melissa’s friends!). So, here is something that I find very interesting. Michelle Money is really playing down her testosterone driven ways on this season. Reputation for her child’s sake? LMAO. Where is the agressive slut that we all saw on the Bachelor? Has anyone else wondered what’s up with this? Go Ella, she’s got titanium balls. Looking forward to next weeks episode and your further comments.

    Comment by Lisa — September 1, 2011 @ 6:23 am

  34. Great blog, Blake! Reading this one prompted me to search for your earlier posts. Each week your observations are entertaining,and even though I watched those episodes I almost enjoyed reading your blogs more ! Don’t pay attention to the haters– we all know people in our lives who like to rant about things that have no bearing on them directly. It just seems cowardly to do it hiding behind a computer screen. Love your attitude and your smile! Keep on playing the game–hope you win big :-)

    Comment by Hannah — September 1, 2011 @ 7:00 am

  35. Great Blog! I agree with you about letting Kasey & Vienna run away with this thing, the same thing happened on the last BP with Dave Good. It’s infuriating to watch, although this past week it was nice to see Melissa leave. I won’t miss her meltdowns that’s for sure. Well written blog Blake! If I couldn’t see how pearly white your teeth were, I would say you missed your calling!

    Comment by CanadianGirl — September 1, 2011 @ 9:51 am

  36. Enjoyed the blog. I am surprised no one has commented on the fact that it appears Michael almost set you and Holly up! I looked back at the video, and you are right. He was not the least bit surprised. My question is why he would do that? Were his tears just crocodile tears? Maybe he was just trying to put in good performance to be the next bachelor, or to try to get more sympathy so he could sell more songs on itunes? It certainly makes you wonder. Either way he certainly threw you under the bus, now the whole house hates you.

    I must say, I loved you and Holly on the date. This is the first time we got to see you truely happy. We got to see a happy, smiling, fun, joking, and compassionate Blake. What a nice change from serious Blake. Loved the look on your face when you said Holly was awesome, and loved Holly when she said this was the best date ever. Best of luck to you both.

    Loved the references to JP and Ben. I believe those were their words of wisdom!

    Liked seeing a softer side to Vienna.

    Not even going to discuss Melissa.

    Looking forward to your next blog.

    Comment by Louise — September 1, 2011 @ 11:41 am

  37. If the whole Dentist thing doesn’t work out for you, I feel you would be a great novelist. Awesome blog & best of luck to you!

    Comment by Lauren — September 1, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

  38. Mike Stag takes the cake!! I love him, way better than Blake. Such a stud muffin. Not to mention, he’s funny & HE CAN DANCE! White teeth too! Holly will regret her choice in the end. Blake’s a snake!!!

    Comment by Amanda — September 1, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

  39. I didn’t like Blake in the Bachelorette…I couldn’t understand how he stayed in so long… and I definitely don’t like Blake in Bachelor Pad! I do feel bad for what happened with him with Melissa…because she is a mess. However, no girl wants to get played right in front of her face. No girl wants to hook up with a guy and then watch him hook up with another girl… that’s painful. Blake’s smile says it all…he is a snake…and I kinda get the feeling he is a spoiled brat…..Stop messing with Holly and give her space to figure things out. The last thing that girl needs right now is a relationship. “If you love something, let it go….”

    Comment by Sarah — September 1, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

  40. you pple are very judgemental, this is just a show and whatever they are doing inside the house that’s their business, WHO CARES we need to remember they are there to find LOVE and WIN THAT BIG AMOUNT OF MONEY.

    Comment by grace — September 1, 2011 @ 3:28 pm

  41. Blake, I wanna know if you really only had a couple kisses with Melissa or what happened????? If you didn’t actually hook up, then I say all is fair game…but if you did hookup with Melissa (more than a few pecks), I think it’s kinda douchey!

    I do like you and Holly together..and let’s all be honest here – do we not all want what we can’t have or want it back when we feel it slipping away?? I love Michael, but it appears it might be too late to repair that relationship.

    I gotta give Blake props for having the *alls to go after what he wanted – IF he is not just doing this for the competetion aspect! Oh, and absolutely LOVED the “40 more seconds” when brushing your teeth comment. HA!

    Should be interesting to see how this unfolds.

    Comment by gobuckeyes — September 1, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

  42. While i don’t want to speak of Melissa any more, I would like to clear that up. We kissed. We had an alcohol fuled make out session on her date. I’m sure everyone out there has been in that same position. We didn’t do anything more than kiss. And it was only that one night. After i saw her reaction to me flirting with someone else, in a place called Bachelor Pad no less, i was no longer inimate with her in any capacity. I was shocked to hear her obvious exaggerations on the rose recap, as well as Michael’s. To his credit, he has since recanted his embellishments and replaced them with the truth. One last thing, I did say many hurtful things about her, which I shouldn’t have. However, i was filmed saying those things weeks after the show ended. After I, along with the rest of the house, endured several violent outbursts from her and was fed up. It did not occur to me that they would use that footage and cut it together so as to appear I was being so malicious in the moment. I mean c’mon people, do you really think I wear the same light blue shirt in every interview? Every story needs a villain, and I clearly gave them enough to work with. I’m not proud of everything I did. I’m human and I made mistakes while playing this game. I just wish you wouldn’t believe everything you see and take it as gospel.

    Comment by Blake julian — September 1, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

  43. I LOVE BLAKE<333333333333

    Comment by Lela — September 1, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

  44. They have done the same thing to Kasey…used his one statement about “this is for America” and shown it every episode! The editing is a bit strange this year and I am smart enough to know that you don’t wear the same light blue shirt in every episode. :) Wish everyone else didn’t take it so serious! It is entertainment and I watch it for that reason. Smiles!!

    Comment by Sue — September 1, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

  45. Thanks for the reply Blake (if that’s really you?). I never said I believed everything I saw, I just wanted clarification. Thanks for your 2 cents.

    I completely understand ABC and their need for a villian (hate to admit the fact that I get sucked into Mike Fleiss’s money makers, but I do :( , so I am more than aware of how this show works.

    Not sure who ABC gave the worst edit to though – you or Melissa. From what I have read, she’s not as Crazy Train as she appeared, but then again, why in the heck do you even attempt to go on a show like BP when you are THAT emotional??

    Enough of my ramblings…Good luck!

    Comment by gobuckeyes — September 1, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

  46. Blake,

    All the Bulls%@t you throw out is getting so old!! You can’t just be a man and say you are sorry to the people you need to say it to (Michael and Melissa)! I can’t wait until you go home from this show. Hopefully after next week we won’t have to see your disgusting face!!! Bye Bye Blakey….YOU SUCK!!!!

    Comment by Trudi — September 1, 2011 @ 5:13 pm

  47. Well. i love you.
    the end.

    Comment by ChelseyGot2Be2013 — September 1, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

  48. I have to say that I’m disappointed in how you played with Melissa’s emotion at the start, but I really love the way you write. I hope your true nature reconciles more with the way you write, than how you were on the show.

    In any case, I wish you the best.

    Comment by sonnetxvii — September 1, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

  49. Blake I’m in love with your writing. Honestly, you’re an amazing writer. You should write novels on the side. I loved your Blog entry this week. Bachelor Pad was crazy this week (wayyyy too much drama) but viewers forget that this show is a game, not like The Bachelorette. You’re still my favourite on BP and your date with Holly was adorable!

    Best of luck Blake! <3

    Comment by Courtney — September 1, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

  50. Got to hand it to you, Blake — people either love you or hate you! That’s a great way to be and I gotta say I’m def a lover, not a hater! It’s a game, people and everyone on the show is playing it — just choosing different characters/strategies to use. I can see why some of the girls side with whiney-boy Michael “oh he’s soooo sensitive!”. As a guy, I see that as his strategy. He lives in LA, he knows what plays as sympathetic to the audience. He didn’t want Holly, he just didn’t want anyone else to want her either! He offered up a deal for an alliance with you and discounted the chemistry you and Holly would instantly have. That comes from your drive to go after what’s important to you. She deserves someone with as much zest for life and go for the gusto attitude as she has, not a weak a$$ waffler. Michael is milking every dime he can out of this with suddenly releasing Itunes songs and making appearances in LA. Wish him the best of luck with his business, but I wish you the best of luck in love and life! Don’t change your b@lls to the wall aproach in either one!

    Comment by Shaun — September 1, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

  51. You write very well and I’m glad to see that you don’t let the personal stuff take over your blog like some of the other bloggers on here.

    Don’t know you, Holly or Michael in real life, but I’m sure you guys are all good people and wish the best.

    You’ve made the show more interesting to watch and as a viewer, I appreciate that. This franchise is one of my few TV vices so I’m happy when I’m entertained!

    Comment by Jo — September 1, 2011 @ 5:58 pm

  52. Gobuckeyes,
    I was one of the 18 contestants living in the house with Blake and Melissa.
    I know Melissa may be the “crazy” one on TV but as you can see per her episodes she DOES NOT LIE. Her honesty was one thing that was always consistent. I know Melissa is being honest about more happening between them on their date because I was actually there when Blake told one of the housemates that he and Melissa were “Jean Jammin” in the car on the way home. Melissa also told us what happened. I also heard Melissa joking about it with one of the producers that were on their date. Michelle Money described Blake perfectly in her commentary on Monday nights episode. Blake is simply trying to repair his image. He is not to be trusted. We all love Michael so much and what he did to Michael was completely disrespectful. He could have waited until the show stopped filming to hook up with the love of Michaels life. I love Holly too, we are good friends. I just feel sad that she doesn’t see what kind of animal Blake is :( Love you Holls

    Comment by Anonymous Until Finale — September 1, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

  53. It’s a reality TV show for God shake and we dont know what’s really going on. They were asked to play and act in certain way by producers in order to create a good rating for Tv show.
    IMHO, Blake didnt do anything wrong. It’s a game that required a lot of trick. This is the show to win the money not to win someone’s heart.
    If you all remember, on 1 episode Melissa also made a promise to Kasey that she would give him the rose but at the end she gave Blake the rose .. so basically she ‘betrayed’ Kasey too. But Kasey didnt make such a big deal about it and became so emotional.
    When i looked at all the tweets from BP cast or Bachelor nation family about Melissa, for me it’s more like they just being symphaty but deep down they all know that she is little bit “something”. They just feel bad that everyone knows that she’s crazy and clingy and dont forget they still need her vote to win the $ 250K (hey 1 vote does count)..
    On the other hand, Holly was ‘single’ when they’re filming that show and Blake and Michael weren’t friend before so Blake didnt break the ‘Man code’. It’s all up to Holly if she wanted to accept Blake’s invitation or not (she of course accepted since Blake is so hot) :)
    But I totally can see that Melissa has such a big crush on Blake (well again who dont ? Blake is totally a stud ! he’s smart, good future, goodlooking and know how to dress up) so totally a good catch ! Blake please email me when things dont work out between you and holly lol…

    Comment by Margit — September 1, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

  54. I absolutely loved your references to JP and Ben! Hilarious! My 2 favorite moments so far this season are: 1) watching the smiles on your and Holly’s faces when you are around each other and 2) Ella’s continued comments about “makin’ babies”! Love your blog!

    Comment by 1sportsnutgal — September 1, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

  55. I don’t think people believe everything they see and hear, I think they are just looking for someone to blame. I think you bring a lot to this show and have opened up another “road” for ABC. This is real life. If there is anyone out there walking on water, please speak up.
    There is no perfect person, and even though you’ve completed a lot of college and post grad/doctoral studies, you are still young, but smart. You chose the higher road on many occasions. It is obvious you are a good guy and there’s no getting around that. It appears that people are a bit jealous and unsure of what to think of a guy who possesses all of these qualities. It’s almost as if you are the “golden” player. Wishing you all the best.

    Comment by Elizabeth — September 1, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

  56. Nel, you hit the nail on the head. Blake and Holly are on a mission to prove something and the harder they try, the less anyone is going to buy what they’re selling. Too bad they can’t follow the lead of Chris L. and Peyton and pursue a relationship under the radar for the first few months. Right now all I see with Blake and Holly is two people with not great public images over-compensating for something in a big way. When the show is over how about shutting down your websites, twitter accounts, etc. and finding out if you actually like eachother instead of begging people you don’t know to like you.

    Comment by Jenn — September 1, 2011 @ 6:34 pm

  57. PS: Blake — your big words are no different than Holly’s quotes from the Bible. People with a brain see through them!!!

    Comment by Jenn — September 1, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

  58. Blake = Creepy Snake
    Holly = Sweet
    Melisa = Honest

    Comment by beth — September 1, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

  59. The English professor needs to realize she has a couple typos as does Monique. Who gives a flying rat’s ass? Get over yourselves!!

    It’s comical how much some of these people want to speak into the lives of strangers, demand an apology when the only side of the story they got was edited and 2 hours long. People need to shut they mouths (and the use of “they” was intentional – colloquial speech to induce laughter). Teaching English for 15 years does not make you an expert on writing (obviously from your inability to combine “with” and “out” to make the word “without”). Another attacker used “site” instead of “cite,” another failed to separate “over” and “there,” etc. I think people are enraptured by attacking Blake (i.e. pointing out the splinter in his eye) because it’s easier than facing their own issues (i.e. the pole in their own eyes). One such pole seems to be hubris (i.e. excessive pride).

    Comment by Jackie — September 1, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

  60. Jackie, your style of writing looks so familiar. It reminds me of West (Blake’s friend).
    English is never my 1st language, as i wasnt born and raised here.. so there you go..

    Comment by Monique — September 1, 2011 @ 7:31 pm

  61. Wow, this is a tough crowd? I now see that there is a major *issing war going on between the contestants in the house?

    “Anonymus”, I have no idea if you were really a contestant but “jean jammin” could still mean just making out? Or am I missing something and this means more?

    I’m sure Melissa is very honest, but in my opinion, she should have never went on BP if she didn’t expect this type of crap to happen? I mean…come on??

    If you are friends with Holly, then why won’t she listen to you about how you really feel about Blake? And NONE of us viewers really know what happened between Holly and Michael. We hear from one that they were engaged, Holly broke it off, then tried to get back with Michael and he broke it off..but Holly keeps saying that HE is the one that dumped her? Ya, after you broke the engagement? Either this is more bad editing or she has simply forgotten that she originally broke Michael’s heart? I don’t understand that? Enough about Holly..

    Back to Blake..hey, I dont know the guy and sure, he can come off as arrogant, but all in all – I don’t think he’s all that bad.

    So everyone in the house hates Blake other than Holly??

    This is just one big &*^($#- up mess!

    Comment by gobuckeyes — September 1, 2011 @ 7:47 pm

  62. It is just hard for my to be Holly’s fan. To me it’s just so wrong to spent an overnight date with Blake and then went back to house and asked poor Michael “did you miss me?”, and to top that cuddle with Michael with hugs and kisses. Totally not her fan. Michael needs to move on, If Blake is looking for true love with Holly, I am sure he will figure her out pretty soon. I cannot judge what she did in the past, but from what I saw so far from BP, disappointing.

    Comment by tashishui — September 1, 2011 @ 8:26 pm

  63. I, too, find Blake’s writing very thesaurus-like. Write like a regular person talks and your readers will feel more connected to you. I am a lawyer and everytime I draft a pleading or speak to a jury, I have to remind myself to drop the legalese….no one appreciates it.

    Comment by Maggie — September 1, 2011 @ 8:29 pm

  64. Hey Blake…my thoughts on this episode that had me laughing nearly all the way through.

    Watching you and Holly giggle and enjoy each other so reminded me of Ali & Roberto. Having fallen the moment they met, their attachment grew. The exchanges were adorable to watch and I am sure there were considerably more exchanges than shown and you knew she was yours from the get go. Was funny to see you kinda shy and not your usual confident self in the ski shop.

    Michael: well that poor boy needed to stop sobbing. He didn’t take advantage of the time apart to act so too late when filming began. Sad all the way around. No matter who was at fault…it was over for him from the moment you and Holly met.

    Ahhh that skiing date so reminded me of my sad experiences learning to ski! Loads of fall downs, me dropping to my butt hoping to stay alive as I slid down the slope. Why did I join a ski club? Well to meet men and while my husband-to-be swooshed down the slopes, I snuggled with hot chocolate (yes I said hot chocolate) in the chalet watching the pros ski. Never a fan of cold so needless to say, didn’t venture out too often.

    Another chuckle moment, you telling Holly she did good as she didn’t hit a tree! Definitely a positive!

    Kasey: the breath issue…maybe one of the reasons Vienna is so cranky and whiney is she gets to kiss him ALL the time! Euuwww!

    Okay…definitely funniest moment the 40 second brush! And the sideways look you gave her. Priceless! Could you have been checking to see if she had a knife with her?!

    Erika is a trip. I bet any guy she dates gets the full “treatment” she only promised you! Funny lady.

    Been watching the Bach/Ette franchises since late into Lorenzo’s season so know all the editing snafoos and the ability to encourage people to reveal things they regretted. It’s all about ratings..not a feel good franchise. Signing up gave producers free rein to destroy people and they’ve done it well over the years.

    All in all an excellent blog and too bad your stint ends Monday. Since we already know you and Holly are together, won’t need reaffirmation at the conclusion. Best to you both and hope this time is the charm.

    Comment by Sunnyside422 — September 1, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

  65. Blake you write a great blog, keep on and don’t stop……Maybe DeAnna the screeching crow and her sidekick crowing rooster can take some lessons, cause they suck bigtime…DeAnna beats Jake the fake by far when it comes to being Fake…

    Comment by Sack — September 2, 2011 @ 12:10 am

  66. Kudos for another brilliant blog! :)

    This week was crazy with so many highs and lows!!

    Highs: Being the best Kisser out of all the guys (Those lucky girls!), having a rose (Yay, your safe!), and getting to take Holly out on a date.

    Lows: Melissa & her over the top meltdowns. It was so sad to see you practically tied down from her expectations. Thanks for being as kind to her as you possibly can. I could not believe she just assumed and basically made your date decision for you. Talk about awkward! I was happy to see you break free.

    Erica is one seductive temptress! Good job on being polite and cordial to her advances. :P

    Your date with Holly was so sweet and magical… Finally you two of you could get away from the house, the drama, etc … The sparks the two of you have towards one another could literally just melt the ice! You were such a gentleman to her … You supported her by encouraging her to try skiing and you were there to pick her up when she fell. I could see how you are attracted to Holly from Day 1… She is very beautiful, funny, and seems to just enjoy life… I love the super funny clips of her lightly falling in the snow.. especially the one where she is saying… “Ohh.. no…no.. no…” and she falls… LOL… she is soooooo hilarious!

    I was pleased to also see how you talked to Holly about where she stands with her ex-fiance before taking another step on your date. It was very upstanding of you to respect how she is feeling so you can start your road to bliss on a honest note. I think even Michael would commend you for addressing and wanting to know if Holly is emotionally available for anything more than a friend. You brought up their relationship out of respect for the two of them and I am wishing you two the best now.

    I am looking forward to next week… where you will finally not be prisoner to no one…:)

    On a side note, since you were crowned Best Kisser, I wonder if Ashley is just kicking herself?? She really missed out on you!!

    Comment by Karen — September 2, 2011 @ 2:22 am

  67. Blake, Blake, Blake here you are again trying to justify and rationalize your abhorrent (and I threw that in just for you) behavior by blaming it all on alcohol. Well here’s a novel idea, if you can’t take responsibility for your actions when you drink, DON’T DRINK! Stop rationalizing and OWN IT! MAN UP! GROW A PAIR! And furthermore, BE SINCERE WHEN YOU APOLOGIZE! Anyone with an ounce of humanity, anyone worth their salt, wouldn’t have a problem with that.

    I also find it funny how you seem to think that just because you said those mean and hurtful things about Melissa weeks after you left the house and it didn’t occur “in the moment” its ok. Really? Well it’s not ok, the fact remains that what you said was HURTFUL and down-right MEAN-SPIRITED. Your behavior was reprehensible (there I go again, another big word for you…I’m sure Holly would be impressed…shiny, dangling object). You further pile on by claiming that Melissa exaggerated what happened between you two. Is this really the case or could it be that you tend to minimize what actually happened. Perhaps so, because this is normal behavior for you…your MO…par for the course. If you haven’t realized by now, then I will say it, YOU ARE A COMPLETE AND UTTER JACKASS. You’re arrogant, selfish and self-centered. Perhaps you should see a therapist for your delusions…delusions of grandeur, that is. We’ll see next week how fed up all the of the houseguest are with you.

    Lastly, I can’t help but recall during the MTA show you were quick to jump on the “Bentley is a bad person” bandwagon and proclaim he lacks humanity due to the things he said about Ashley. Well funny how the tide turns. When the shoe is on the other foot, you submit to us that you were cut, spliced together and edited in a bad light to portray the villain; and we shouldn’t take thing we see and hear on the TV as gospel. But on the other hand, when Bentley was given the “horrible” edit (conversations taken out of context, conversations that occurred days/weeks before or days/weeks after, and not “in the moment” mind you) spliced together to create a villainous portrayal, we should have believed what he saw because, after all, he said it, right. Well, I submit to you that Bentley is 10X the man you’ll ever be. END OF STORY!

    Comment by Jane — September 2, 2011 @ 3:07 am

  68. jane, can we get over this already? After all, it was ‘Bachelor’ Pad, why couldn’t Melissa have just enjoyed herself? I think she missed out on fun (as well as Blake) by not relaxing. What about when she was on The Bachelor? Blaming Blake for that, too? There was too much control and stress coming from Melissa.

    Comment by emy — September 2, 2011 @ 3:35 am

  69. Melissa should have packed her bags after the finale of The BP2 and back to Florida…Instead she is roaming LA and who ever will have her, while she is redeeming her personality…Who the hell cares girl, the producers will get you again, cause you are one gullible woman….
    You left your mark, now shoe off and go home…

    Blake rocks!

    Comment by Sack — September 2, 2011 @ 4:03 am

  70. Blake is not smart at playing the Bachelor Pad Game for Episode 4. He made a huge mistake when he picked Holly for a date. Now, Michael hates Blake. Other people in house hate Blake. So, obviously he will go home soon for thinking with his %$#@ instead using his head. He’s sealed his own fate. The End!

    Comment by john steven — September 2, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

  71. Blake’s teeth look FAKE! Blake, are those porcelain veneers?

    Comment by john steven — September 2, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

  72. Wow Dr J! I loved your blog, but these people are crazy! LOL Its been super fun watching you on Monday nights though. You know everyone will have an opinion about you one way or another. Definitely lovers and haters but none of them really know you. Its the image the producers want them to see, its all about the ratings! Don’t let it all go to your head, remember who you are, who your friends are, and remember you’re a great dentist!

    Yes those are his real teeth, they are not FAKE :)

    Comment by Stephanie — September 2, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

  73. WHEN IS BLAKE THE SNAKE GOING HOME!!! CAN’T STAND TO LOOK AT HIS FAKE HORSE TEETH ANY LONGER!!! :)

    Comment by Mika — September 2, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

  74. Blake,

    I don’t understand your “alcohol-fueled maked out session.” Are you an animal or do you have no self control? Alcohol loosens inhibitions, but you freely indulged because you had no respect for Melissa or yourself.

    We all have urged. Ultimately we have to remain in control of ourselves.

    Comment by Pink — September 2, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

  75. *urges

    Comment by Pink — September 2, 2011 @ 5:26 pm

  76. There are too many adjectives to describe you here, Blake…positive & complimentary ones. Very refreshing and interesting blog and very good looking, I may add. Easy to read, not like the other one’s on here. Holly is a beautiful, fun loving, decent girl. I’ve seen many of her videos – she’s hilarious! Nice to see you so intelligently address the issues the idiots commented on here. It’s so obvious they’ve been recruited by the angry little leprechaun; same little immature fan club he has comment on his so-called blog.

    Comment by Cam — September 2, 2011 @ 6:42 pm

  77. WHAT BIG WORDS? He just knows how to spell, with a basic vocabulary, which most of the commenters here have never learned.

    Also, has everyone forgotten the scene of Black Blake and Ashley on the boat when she asked him to sit down and he refused to? Even when she was the hostess, in her high heels that hurt? SO passive-aggressive of him. I can only hope that he wouldn’t bring that disrespect into any real relationship – I was horrified.

    Comment by Allissa — September 2, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

  78. People, lets keep in mind that the show is edited. Yes, I know Blake said things to Melissa that were hurtful, but doesn’t everyone makes mistakes? Imagine yourself on national tv in Blake’s place. It must be pretty hurtful to see so many people be so rude and mean. If you don’t like Blake, then why do you even read his blog? Just to make him feel bad? C’mon people, give him a break!

    Comment by Jess — September 2, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

  79. Holly Blakes!! What a blog! I really enjoy reading your blogs. It is hard to understand why some people still justify Melissa’s behavior on the show. This woman was emotionally unstable way before she met Blake. In Brad’s season she was crying on Brad’s shoulder complaining about Rachel and the next minute, she was laughing and talking about her bad breath from the onion pizza that she had ate. Who does that on a first date?! In the last episode Grahm said ” I can’t imagine the amount of hell that Melissa causes Blake because I don’t even talk to her and I feel she drains the life out of me. I would walk out of here if I was left Melissa as my partner”. When her roommates talk about her like that, why it is unfair if Blake complains about her as a partner?

    Comment by Jade — September 2, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

  80. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Comment by Blake Julian — September 2, 2011 @ 11:38 pm

  81. Holly Blakes !!! LOL, that is a good one Jade and Blake liked it obviously. You cracked me up. Great blog Blake. Keep up the good work. I haven’t watched the beginning of Brad’s season, so I haven’t seen Melissa before. She needs help ASAP. Most of her actions seem abnormal to me.

    Comment by AJ — September 3, 2011 @ 5:08 am

  82. I find it amusing how Blake’s fans (ie, family members/PR team) come onto this board to leave positive feedback. They change their names adn essentially write the same thing, using the same word choice. They even know whether or not he wears veneers, etc. Their efforts are totally transparent.

    Here’s an example:

    From “AJ”: Holly Blakes !!! You cracked me up. Great blog Blake. Keep up the good work.”

    Or this one from “Jade:”

    “Holly Blakes!! What a blog! I really enjoy reading your blogs. It is hard to understand why some people still justify Melissa’s behavior on the show.”

    Jade, AJ, or whoever you are, abusing other people inflicts pain on them. When people are abused and in pain, they act out. Do you get it now?

    Blake, you’re an asshole, but totally deserve a douche like Holly. Please take yourself off the market — and get “engaged” so Holly and her droopy face and vacant eyes can get on another magazine cover.

    After you get the publicity you both so desperately covet, then you can have a public break up and go on to screw other people.

    Comment by Floyd — September 3, 2011 @ 10:29 am

  83. Is Reality Whoredom you new career choice?

    Comment by Paul — September 3, 2011 @ 10:36 am

  84. Maybe Holly can get a facelift with all the money Blake will earn as a dentist. She needs to do something with that ugly face of hers. All the boozing, whoring, fame grabbing, and other unhealthy lifestyle choices make her look used up and spit out.

    Someone get that woman (little girl) a plastic surgeon and tell her to keep her legs closed for a change.

    Comment by Block — September 3, 2011 @ 11:18 am

  85. The irony is, Melissa is gorgeous whereas Holly is a fugly Peppermint Patty doppleganger. Melissa has poise while Holly is a giggling, vacuous bimbo. Melissa is educated. Holly is a dolt. Melissa is honest. Holly is a lying, self-serving little twit.

    The “oasis of calm” you perceive in Holly is really just her brain on drugs and her body wasted on booze and hard living. She is exhausted for a reason — and it ain’t cuz she’s an angel.

    Comment by Lianne — September 3, 2011 @ 11:21 am

  86. Maybe Holly can contact Erica’s dad to have the work done. LMAO

    Comment by Tim — September 3, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

  87. Hey Floyd, I am not Blake’s relative nor his friend. I’m just a viewer of the show who thinks Melissa’s actions were outrageous for a 32-year-old woman. I have never seen a normal person who acts that crazy on two separate shows especially when the only reason she came to this show was to redeem herself. Unfortunately she did the opposite of that and now everybody thinks she is a nut job. I believe she needs Dr. Drew not Dr. Blake. I have never commented on her physical appearance or anything else that is related to her.

    My opinion on her behavior is very common among the viewers ass well as her cast members. Grahm was telling his friends to get her away from him, Kirk called her slightly crazy so did Erica and that “pinky swore” comment of hers was over the top; how old is she?. If she is abused on BP by Blake who the hell did abuse her on Bachelor? Please go and watch women tell all episode from Brad’s season and you will see that most of the girls thought she was the crazy one. It is irritating when people ignore the objectivity and base their opinion on emotions. In regards of Holly’s looks, she seems very attractive and a fun person to be around. That is why two guys are fighting over her.

    Comment by Jade — September 3, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

  88. Lianne,

    According to their bios on ABC website Melissa is a waitress and Holly is a writer just FYI.

    Comment by courtney — September 3, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

  89. To everyone kissing Blake ass,you’re lame. Holly is the Bachelor Bike obviously on drugs. She’s supposed to be 28??She looks at least 38. Why don’t you ask Amber-who’s known her and her fam for years-about her drug use and issues. Great advice from the posters who said that Erica’s dad should work on her droopy face.Good luck establishing a respectable dental practice with your reputation Dr.Blake:)And your teeth a great advertisement NOT to get any work done by you.

    Comment by Lynx Fleur — September 3, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  90. P.s Courtney,the correct term is “wanna-be writer.” She hasn’t been published

    Comment by Lynx Fleur — September 3, 2011 @ 4:25 pm

  91. Funny how on twitter, Blake always blames everything on his bad edits. HELLO, Melissa got bad edits as well.

    Comment by Ironicdontyathink — September 3, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

  92. Boy so many said it just right. Your BIG words are hystrical. You said Ashley seeing the terrible things Bentley said is horrbile. Hello? Are you kidding me? The way you talked about Melissa and Holly and you talking about Michael. You are just an ass. I realize that Holly has been with half of bachelor nation but still. And yes she looks closer to 40 than 30.
    We all talked about how stuck up you were on the bachelor and everyone wanted to smack the smirk off your face. But now you just showed your true colors. You make Bentley look good. Keep having your friends post positive things here, It’s obvious the same people keep writing and changing their names. Further proof that you suck

    Comment by lisa — September 3, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

  93. Lynx,

    I don’t see why ABC would create a fake occupation for Holly. I would take their term over yours.

    Comment by courtney — September 3, 2011 @ 8:56 pm

  94. It is hard to believe that someone can get bad edit not once but twice. Michelle was acting crazy on Brad’s season but she redeemed herself on BP in a big way. If Melissa is a normal, stable person, who just got a bad edit, why on earth her roommates couldn’t stand her and called her crazy unanimously?.

    Comment by sunshine4141 — September 3, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

  95. Courtney,I didn’t say it was fake,she’s not published. An author is only as good as their actual published work.

    Comment by Lynx Fleur — September 3, 2011 @ 9:32 pm

  96. ABC is known for embellishing careers to make Bachelor/Bachelorette candidates sound smarter and more professional than they actually are. A simple Google search will tell you Holly’s not published because there’s no where to buy her books. She’s been calling herself a children’s book author for years but has nothing to show for it.

    I will admit that I’m not a Melissa fan either. She acted over the top and ridiculous for a 32 year old woman, but Blake trying to act like Holly is this classy,intelligent, beautiful (can we say used looking?!) woman in comparison is a load of bull. There are two women in that house (now that Jackie left) with class and they are Michelle and Ella.

    Comment by Bec — September 4, 2011 @ 12:15 am

  97. Thank goodness, the snake, DBag, Blake, will be going home on this coming Monday, episode 5. yaaaaaahooooooooooooo!

    Michelle & Graham will win $250,000!

    Comment by john steven — September 4, 2011 @ 1:25 am

  98. WetPaint.com – Melissa and William’s Exit Interview

    Melissa: Blake and I would go one-on-one off by ourselves all the time and talk and people didn’t see it. There was a lot more emotion because there was a lot more said to me that unfortunately viewers didn’t get to hear and see. There was a lot more kissing, there was a lot more hugging, there was a lot more emotional stuff going on that no one knows about except Blake.

    William: Dry humping?

    Melissa: I think he puts it, he says “jean jammin,” actually.

    William: He calls it “jean jammin,” but yeah.

    Melissa: There was definitely some of that.

    Comment by Michael carter — September 4, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

  99. there are lot of people in this blog and on jesse’s blog writting bad things about HOLLY does MICHAEL ever know all this stuff about Holly? just asking. Holly seems like she’s a sweet girl but so emotional(if talking about her relationship with Michael)I feel like they still love each other but the TRUST is not there anymore.

    Comment by grace — September 4, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

  100. Blake, I think you are absolutely a gorgeous man and Holly is a peach! For the life of me, I can’t understand how these people have all this time on their hands to argue back and forth — hysterical actually! You played a great game, made it interesting to watch and deserve to win it all! Don’t see how that’s possible, at this point in the game though. Yes, that’s right– I actually just watch this as what it is — a TV show, not a “way of life” for me! Enjoyed your blog! Keep up the writing, you are quite entertaining! We love you in Sydney (I think you are just a little too smart for some Americans) Best wishes!

    Comment by Lola — September 4, 2011 @ 3:36 pm

  101. Oh my gosh people on this board open your “Blind Eyes”!!! All these stupid people that are gaga over FAKE BLAKE!! Don’t you have any morals!!! He used poor Melissa and now he is using Holly. And so what if Melissa was emotional…those were true feelings and there is nothing wrong with that. He made a move on Holly when he knew things were NOT completely over between her and Michael. He is such a snake he should be ashamed of himself. Screw editing he is what he is! Blake is an ugly person inside and out and he brought it on himself. He also tries to act so smart and intelligent when he blogs….he probably has his thesaurus right there looking up big S.A.T. words to use. Give it up Blake! The majority of us on this board are the smart, intelligent people and we are not buying your crap!! Yay this week is your last week, hold on while I do my Happy Dance!!! :)

    Comment by Melanie — September 4, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

  102. KASEY and VIENNA are both going home this week they re very very annoying

    Comment by grace — September 4, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

  103. OMG! For the most part, Blake’s fans are so much classier and more mature- thisvmight be immature to say, but even I can see the obvious! Crazy Mellissa is the one who tried to use Blake! She saw him as her ticket out of Humpty Dumpty Arkansas or whatever trailer park she is from — tried to latch onto him from day one in the BP2 house. Then when he figured her out after one date, she went all bunny-boiling craycray on him! Ugh! How could a tweeker looking waitress like Mellissa even begin to think that someone even half as handsome as Blake could be seriously interested in her? You weirdos defending her must be just as bad as she is– either that or it’s you Mellissa–lol! Probly cuz you have no life but to keep trying to get accepted by normal people — never gonna happen!! Blake you are awsome, Mellissa is crazy! End of story.

    Comment by Abbigail — September 5, 2011 @ 1:16 am

  104. Abbigail, Are you Blake the Snake’s sister??? LOSER!!!!! End if Story!!!

    Comment by Kim — September 5, 2011 @ 1:20 am

  105. Sorry meant “End of story” (typing too fast) :)

    Comment by Kim — September 5, 2011 @ 1:24 am

  106. Abbagail — How could Blake be interested in a waitress? Right now, he’s interested in an unemployed party girl. Why is he looking for life partners on reality shows anyway?

    Do you see that his actions on BP have brought shame and ridicule upon Holly, himself, and their relationship?

    Comment by Tim — September 5, 2011 @ 1:58 am

  107. Courtney?

    She is a self-published children’s author. She has yet to make a career out of it. Right now he career is hooking up with reality show guys and playing the fool on Youtube.

    Have you seen her attention seeking music videos with Deanna on YouTube? I am kind of embarrassed for her.

    Comment by Tim — September 5, 2011 @ 2:00 am

  108. Blake?

    Any reason your “writer” girlfriend can’t pen her own blog for this site?

    Comment by Tim — September 5, 2011 @ 2:01 am

  109. Melissa is annoying and dumb…she really needs to read “He’s just not that into you” and “The Rules”

    Blake, I felt so bad for you! your biggest mistake was getting involved with her in the first place…but if this were some other normal smart chic she wouldn’t react like Melissa…she would have just moved on. Anyway besides her wrinkles from overtanning Holly is way cuter and more down to earth…I totally understand why you would like her over Melissa…i was surpised you would even hook up with Melissa!

    Comment by Nora — September 5, 2011 @ 4:34 am

  110. Jesse C is quite the “tool” himself.. nice tweets between you both. He doesn’t have the career, so he shoots his mouth off left, right and centre..Its so refreshing to have YOUR BLOG, a properly written view. Beatdown is getting too trashy.

    Comment by Kat — September 5, 2011 @ 4:51 am

  111. SO PRETENIOUS.

    Comment by g — September 5, 2011 @ 4:59 am

  112. http://www.dentistdig.com/dr-blake-julian.html

    “While I admit that he was somewhat friendly, he did a horrible job on my teeth. My filling is a mess, he didn’t examine my teeth other than looking at the x-rays for cavities, and he clearly was nervous and no idea what he was doing. That’s probably why he works in such a horrible shady office. This guy barely practiced dentistry at all before he paused to pursue a career as a reality “star”. It’s a good thing, because he’s dangerous as a dentist. He does more harm than good. But I’m sure he’ll somehow practice again. Please save yourself the trouble and pain, and go to someone else!”

    Comment by Michael carter — September 5, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

  113. Wow! Sorry for all your crazy comments out there – haters gotta hate. But I for one LOVED reading your blog and thought it was one of the best written on here yet. I do hope that you and Holly found something special within each other because you two make a completely adorable couple!!!

    Just ignore the people who have to talk trash – they’re almost as bad as the editing on BP2. lol :)

    Comment by Stacey F — September 5, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

  114. I looked at that site:

    The negative review was written after he appeared on this stupid show — so either the writer was flaming him or his skills have been compromised by his “relationship” with Holly.

    Below that review is this one:

    Dr. Julian is the best dentist I’ve ever been to! He has a way of making his patients feel calm, even when he has to use the drill. I had a bad filing from another dentist and he took care of it really quickly and no pain! I would tell all my friends to go to him if they need a dentist. One thing, the office isn’t his, I guess — the other dentist owns it. It’s kind of shabby and the girls are snobby. But don’t let this stop you from seeing Dr. Julian — he’s worth it!

    REACTION:

    He makes you feel calm? Given what he did to Melissa – the complete at utter contempt he displayed for her did not inspire calm and reflected horrible bedside manner. What is he doing to make his patients calm? Fondling them?
    Leering?

    Note the shabby office, which isn’t even his own. What is he — the Hour Eyes of Dentistry? Snobby Girls? No one seems particularly happy at that office.

    Looks like he went on Bachelor Pad to get publicity to improve his pathetic station in life and is hooking up with the town tricycle to help make this happen.

    Comment by Lima — September 5, 2011 @ 2:03 pm

  115. Blake, I thought what you did to Melissa was disgusting. You can’t expect to kiss a girl like you did and led her on and suddenly think that she doesn’t have a strong connection with you. Geez. You can’t blame Melissa for acting the way she did after you smooched with her like you were infatuated with her. On top of that, you didn’t even need the rose that week–not because none of the guys were going home, but Jake was enemy target one at that point. Looking back on what you did, you lost a whole lot more than you gained week 2. Some guys may be smart, but they lack some serious common sense.

    Comment by Gleal — September 5, 2011 @ 3:17 pm

  116. I didn’t like Melissa at all in her season of the bachelor, she was very annoying, no class (always arguing with somebody in the house) again, that’s how she is in BP2 i’m not surprised when she got voted off. I don’t have anything against Blake this is a game to win that big chunk of money(he will do anything to stay longer) but Melissa is falling in love with him but, TOO BAD he is not falling for her.

    Comment by grace — September 5, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

  117. Kasey need to go and see DR. BLAKE JULIAN on his breath issue because those girls are talking about it that’s very, very embarassing.

    Comment by grace — September 5, 2011 @ 6:16 pm

  118. Just laughed out loud while reading this…which is quite embarrassing! but…it is well worth it!

    Good Job Blake, so if the whole dentist thing does work out…I think you could have a career in writing!

    Comment by Shannon — September 5, 2011 @ 6:30 pm

  119. Yes, Blake

    Pursue writing. Show Holly how it’s done.

    Comment by Blaked — September 5, 2011 @ 9:23 pm

  120. I’am so mad when Blake and Erica gave that rose to Kasey n Vienna (worst decision they made)i don’t understand why they keep saving them, they need to go they are annoying, manipulative people. It’s sad to see Michael hurting, but Holly is falling for Blake and i think they will continue that romance after the show. It’s kinda frustrating too that Erica is gone, i like her (i was lol everytime she talks) she’s so funny.

    Comment by grace — September 6, 2011 @ 2:52 am

  121. DING DONG THE WITCH IS GONE!!!! HE HE HE :)

    Comment by Jo — September 6, 2011 @ 4:21 am

  122. Blake—by far the best written blog out there. You don’t have to be a journalist, you just need to display some intelligence–and you’ve done that. When I read Jesse C’s blog it’s basically a short man shouting at us. Why is he shouting? He’s pissed. You have his girl. He complains so much about you and Holly that it’s evident that his relationship with her didn’t go the way he wanted. AND thank goodness…I don’t care if they portray you as the bad guy — you will make out best in the end. She’s gorgeous, you’re handsome and intelligent. Way to go. (The best tweet of the night was #iknowabouttheshoelifts. :) )
    Look forward to another poetic post…and I’m so glad you didn’t fall for Erica’s pillow lips.

    Comment by Dana Ravich — September 6, 2011 @ 5:21 am

  123. Blake, you’re such a smarmy, smug loser. You and that reality whore Holly deserve each other. Michael has more class and character in his pinky finger than you could ever have in your entire life. You’re nothing but a cheesy player. You screwed Melissa over and used her for selfish purposes, plain and simple. Whether or not she’s a nut case is BESIDE the point!

    Comment by Corri — September 6, 2011 @ 5:46 am

  124. Can’t believe Blake is gone from BP2. He has been the best looking most interesting person on any Bachelor show. He’s funny and smart and really makes me feel like I’m part of the game. Blake, your blogs have been well written and I’ve looked forward to them each week. I hope that Holly knows a great catch when she sees one and that you forgive her for being the final vote that sent you home. It was adorable that she gave you a note — and you seemed so happy to get it that you weren’t even upset in the limo ride. Very best wishes, Blake! I hope you and Holly find each other after the show and that we get to see more of your dazzling smile and personality!

    Comment by Leesa — September 6, 2011 @ 8:00 am

  125. I think you and Holly make a nice couple, and I hope you make it. You didn’t intend to hurt Micheal by falling for each other. He had 3 months to call her before that happened and didn’t.

    btw, I wish you had won Bachelor pad Blake – but you have your dental career and you’ll be alright. Don’t let the haters get to you.

    Comment by Tess — September 6, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

  126. Blake,

    I hope you find God. You are a smart, charismatic, intelligent person, but you are led too much by your base urges/sexuality, which immoral women exploit.

    If you were more upstanding, Erica would not have tried what she did nor would Melissa.

    I wish you and Holly the best, but she is all about using her body to manipulate men sexually. She latached onto you since you bought what she’s selling, but she will still sell it to the next man who comes along and can keep her feeling “high” and reinforced.

    You are so much better than her, but can’t see it — as you both are blinded by sexual attraction/need.

    Whatever. You can do whatever you wish with your lives.

    Unfortunately, your actions have brought shame upon you and Holly, and Holly made a fool for you on national TV.

    She is different as I imagine most women you know have standards. Your sex kitten, Holly, gets down and dirty indiscriminately with anyone/everyone.

    Someone said she is attractive. She is not. Blake is handsome. Holly looks used and washed up — too much tanning, junk food, drunks, sexing, hard living, dieting, etc. and it shows.

    She was cute once. Now she looks like a hard, jaded, used up trollop. Whatever, to each their own, and as long as Blake finds her attractive, that’s all that matters.

    Comment by Blaked — September 6, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

  127. Leesa –

    She cut him 1.) publicity stunt (to create an ending like Ames/Jackie for herself; 2.) to win the $250k; 2.)to save herself in the game.

    How can Holly violate her partnership throughout the game and then honor it when it hurts Blake?

    Pracing through the kitchen in a bikini was also classless.

    Enjoy your free and easy sex kitten, Blake.

    If you weren’t so blinded by sex and her powers of seduction, you’d see how beneath you she really is and want nothing to do with her. She’s incapable of being monogamous, but then, are you?

    Comment by Blaked — September 6, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

  128. Wow, thanks for sharing Holly’s youtube video, whoever did that. She looks hot with blond straight hair! She should do it like that on the show. Anyway, I want Blake and Holly together and it was so sweet what Blake said in the limo! Michael had his chance and he only wanted Holly cause someone else did! Blake, you and Erica were fools to trust Vienna & Kasey with the roses! Should have gone to Ella & her partner (I can never remember his name) and they probably would have kept their word and saved you! Maybe Vienna & Kasey would have gone home! Oh well. What’s done is done, can’t wait to see the finale. Just hope the winners are not Vienna and Kasey with his weird voice that I couldn’t stand when he was on the Bachelorette either. I don’t know why everyone listens to those two! Should have gotten them out weeks ago! Jake was right!

    Comment by Crystal — September 7, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

  129. I really don’t think Blake did anything wrong by pursuing Holly. It’s rare to find strong chemistry with someone and he didn’t owe anything to Michael. It was really fun to watch the relationship between Blake and Holly develop. I hope they end up together and get their own show. :)

    Comment by Karen — September 8, 2011 @ 6:39 am

  130. Now, Holly has 125K to surgically fix the thick lines on her face.

    Comment by john — September 8, 2011 @ 5:18 pm

  131. The picture above shows a snake, but Blake forgot to post a Dbag picture with the snake! Also, it needs a sleaze ball in the picture as well.

    Comment by richard — September 8, 2011 @ 6:13 pm

  132. Blake,

    People react to you as they do to a sociopath — widespread hatred and resentment and you don’t even realize what you did. You do, intellectually, but you have no conscience. You are smirking the whole way through it. You are a disgusting human being.

    Im sure in your “real life” you can fool a lot of people…but here your sociopathy has been broadcast and recorded throughout the country.

    You are a sociopath/narcissist and a totally fucked up human being.

    Comment by Kit — September 9, 2011 @ 3:05 am

  133. Did the producers pay Blake to make an A$$ Ho out of himself on national TV?

    Comment by Brad — September 9, 2011 @ 4:48 am

  134. Oh my, Jesse’s Fan Club the Snowboard Babes have hit this page too. They believe what Jesse does. Very bitter, insecure and jealous people.

    Comment by Bunny — September 9, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

  135. Remember how Blake said he’d whore himself out for the money?

    Turns out he proposed to Holly for a paid-for engagement ring and money for an article in a celeb magazine. What a swarmy loser.

    Why not take a ride on the town bicycle in exchange for money and publicity. There isn’t a chance in hell Blake really cares about Holly. They’re both into the free and easy money and sex and a quest to be famous for being famous.

    Absolutely pathetic. What a moron.

    Comment by Amy — September 9, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

  136. Blake, you have no integrity or class.

    Comment by Creep — September 9, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

  137. Still prostituting yourself for money, Blake?

    Is there anything you and your little slut pretend fiance won’t do for money?

    God, you’re both pathetic.

    Comment by Pimping — September 10, 2011 @ 4:06 am

  138. Did Blake Julian pay for Holly Durst’s engagement ring?
    Neil Lane paid for the ring that Blake gave to Holly. Blake did not go out and spend his own hard earned money to buy one for her. The couple has also already been selling their story to make money. A tabloid bought the engagement story and who knows how much they paid for it!

    Comment by ken — September 10, 2011 @ 4:39 am

  139. couple Blake and Durst, who met on the show, is engaged, and now a source is saying the couple was offered a hefty sum to make it official – $25,000;

    Comment by ken — September 10, 2011 @ 4:45 am

  140. Holly and Blake engaged. They are in love and I wish them happy life together. The bashers on here are jealous negative people who don’t want to see others happy.

    Comment by Tamia — September 10, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

  141. Bachelor Pad: Blake and Holly engagement staged for finale.
    this happy ending (according to reports) has been staged and sold to a tabloid. The ring was not bought by the ecstatic groom but rather given to him in exchange for an on air engagement. Some reports have even surfaced saying the ‘happy’ couple received a $25,000 paycheck to make the finale engagement happen.

    Comment by Hank — September 10, 2011 @ 3:14 pm

  142. I must say, I will be horrified to see an on-air engagement after watching this season. Are these two really that dumb? I can’t understand how anyone can support this. I will admit, I liked Blake, and Holly was alright because I was giving her the benefit of the doubt, but if this is how the show ends I will be HORRIFIED. I’m sorry, but fame whores is actually a good name for them. It’s not about being jealous, but her ex-fiance was right there. Basically, they just proved they are only in this for the money and they just proved that to millions of viewers. Brilliant! Wow. I actually feel sorry for them.

    Comment by ummm — September 10, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  143. These are actually mind games being played with viewers and other members of the show. They walk away with a free ring, money, and other people being humiliated. How can ABC condone this?

    Comment by ummm — September 10, 2011 @ 10:19 pm

  144. I just wanted to comment that I don’t understand why so many people are angry at Blake. As I watch the show, I consistently remind myself that a lot of stuff is edited out and we don’t really get to see the bigger picture. I think it’s funny how everyone pretends to be an angel when in reality they’ve all probably led someone on at one time or another. Why are these people on the bachelor pad any different? I think, in addition, that we’ve all had to deal with the ex that tries to play the pity card and make us look bad. Seriously, these people are just as human as we are and I don’t see why everyone feels that they need to be perfect just because they’re on a TV show.

    Comment by April — September 10, 2011 @ 11:01 pm

  145. So, Blake,

    When you were with Erica and you were attempting to strategize…you weren’t thinking…hmmm, if I spend the night and fake a relationship with Erica, I might actually have a chance of winning the show…

    You were weighing that with Holly’s little proposal to you in the ski lodge to fake an engagement for big bucks — to go hot and heavy in the house, and then sell your story for mega bucks to the tabloids and get a free engagement ring you could then pawn off.

    Are you happy with your strategic choice?

    The whole country has lost respect for you.

    Comment by May — September 11, 2011 @ 6:53 pm

  146. April,

    The show is edited, but he came across like a sociopath.

    Some of us still believe in morals and values and having character and integrity, not just dry humping strangers indiscriminately because we are turned on or using our own bodies, exploiting the bodies of others to get a little cash, or lying on national TV and creating fake realities and compromising our own characters for fame and fortune.

    Some people maintain their integrity throughout, others compromise is through and through.

    Holly and Blake were clearly opportunists. They thought they could trick the country into buying their love story, but the audience sees through them and is disgusted.

    I also think Blake would have bedded Eric (he sure looked tempted), but was afraid his fake engagement with Holly would be less believable and he would have fewer opportunities to cash in, sell the story to the tabloids and get on TV to talk about his love.

    He is so unbelievable as it is — actually both are. Imagine having to explain bedding Erica on top of that.

    Without the prospect on money hanging over his head for a fake love story, he would have succumbed to Erica’s advances easily.

    Remember he said — he’d freely prostitute himself out for money. He’s done just that.

    People are just disgusted.

    It’s easy to lie, cheat, steal, slut around, stab people in the bank to advance in life, but you lose the respect of everyone around you.

    Narcissists like Blake and Holly are hated for a reading. Read up on their character profile — both these people fit it to a t.

    They cause havoc and choas everywhere they go as they can only think of themselves and immediate gratification and attention. They don’t care who they hurt to get to where they want to go. No one trusts them and they are unable to develop a solid skill set because they hate to actually have to work at anything — they would rather steal what someone else has or con their way to the top.

    Rather than work at developing a career– they two made a conscious decision to just fornicate on national TV, or close to it, in front of an ex-fiance, fake an engagement, among other things — for an opportunity for what they thought was a free ride in life –oooh, instant celebrity, tabloid coverage, fame, fortune.

    Perhaps now they are realizing that they just made a deal with the devil.

    Any genuine, lasting fame they could have had is so badly tainted now.

    What they did is far far worse than just innocently meeting on a reality show falling in love on camera. This was a calculated, opportunistic act, and neither one of these two are innocent nor do they have integrity.

    They both are a sad reflection of the state of our country now, and i bet there are kids at home hopping to follow in their footsteps, thinking how they can model these two and lie and cheat their way into easy wealth and fame.

    I used to like Holly and Blake, but I can’t respect either one of them any more. Frankly they just disgust me to no end.

    Comment by May — September 11, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

  147. I change my standpoint on all of this. I respect their own private life decisions. I think we all should feel love in our hearts and express it through forgiveness and understanding. While I do think it is confusing, clearly it is none of our business. I wish everyone the very best. Blake was on the Bachelorette looking to find love and I could see he was hurt by Ashley. I’m happy he found Holly and we should all be happy for them. Whatever else that comes from this is just blessings and blessings are always good.
    Spread the love.

    Comment by ummm — September 11, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

  148. I still agree that there were sort of unintentional “mind games”, but it is a great show and I could watch it all over again.

    Comment by ummm — September 11, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

  149. This monday finale of Bachelor Pad 2, you will see fake engagement of Blake Julian and Holly Durst. They received a free ring and 25K to fake the engagement on Bachelor Pad 2.

    Comment by edward — September 12, 2011 @ 4:28 pm

  150. Congratulations, Blake!!

    Comment by Lisa — September 13, 2011 @ 3:41 am

  151. staged engagement between blake julian and holly durst on bachelor pad 2 finale for a free ring from neil lane and whored publicity. blake screwed michael stagliano in the finale every way, front, back and between with his filmed proposal to holly.

    Comment by jimbarb — September 13, 2011 @ 6:19 pm

  152. Pathetic reality tv people haha..who gets engaged in such a short time on knowing each other? if you really loved her, you’d wait until the right time.
    By asking her to marry you, you have her tethered and basically on a leash and unable to flirt around with anyone else. Guessing you’re gonna do it soon too. Also by proposing to her you know that she’s not going to end this engagement as well for fear of all the rumours haha. Funny coincidence how you proposed a few days before the filming of the finale. Famewhores.

    Comment by Matt — September 14, 2011 @ 12:43 am

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