Michael Stagliano’s Bachelorette Blog: Episode 01

YA! We are back bay-bay!

Thank you all for joining me in another season of blogging. Last season was my first time writing for the show… and it proved to be a blasty blast. So I am glad to be back. Before I start the rant, and re-cap of what went down on this episode… I really do want to welcome you all back, and say thanks for reading along every week. I will try to keep things as short and concise as possible (some of these blogs are novels), keep it funny, light, and always bring it back to the LOVE. (The reason we all watch, right?… No, but if you don’t tell…I won’t.)

And lastly, I have most likely gotten to meet (AND HUG) a whole bunch of you on the Love Like This Tour, and it means the world to me that you guys came out and listened. I get it, I know… What is the guy who got dumped a few times on reality TV doing with a guitar and a tour? Hahaha. It has been a pleasure, to say the least getting to put music out there and trust me…MUCH MORE TO COME.

OK, on to the show:

Going to start with a blanket statement about the whole episode…

I am so impressed by Emily; I think we have the right girl at the head of the ship this time. YES, I said that about Ben last season…and well…. that didn’t end up being very accurate. I can also admit, some people are a “negative Nancy” and I am a “positive Peter,” so maybe I am getting excited too early…but I think this is going to be an entirely different season IN ALL THE RIGHT WAYS.

We open with, SHOCKER, slow music playing, (piano and violins) as Emily talks about her tragic past, and within 25 seconds of the show starting I was already waiting for some hallmark moment. This time, that came in the form of Ricky feeding ducks in a river. Super sweet, establishing shot of the Mommy/Daughter relationship. Fast forward¬ – tuck into bed, kiss, and carpool. We learn (for the 3rd time) Emily is alone at night and likes to look at pictures, and reminisce… AND she’s at the mansion.

Chris has the usual talk with her. Blah Blee Blooo. She’s nervous, flattered, excited, nervous…nervous again. But she handles it all beautifully. She is heavy on the smiles, seems humble, and anxious to meet the guys.

SO… THE GUYS.

Hahaha. OH GOD…. where to begin? There is a lot.

Quick breakdown:

David: Singer/Songwriter New York. Dark room. “Emily…EMILY…OoooOoo EMILY….Emily….Emily”…………… YIKES.

Doug: Has a son. Seattle. Ummmm. Easily my favorite, IMMEDIATELY. If he doesn’t get the Final Rose… I’m going to try and date him, haha.

Jackson: Got down on a knee…”life is about the moments that take you’re breath away”…. Oops cliché, stupid, just say “hi” dude…please.

Joe: Reminded me of a wind-up monkey that bangs a drum.

Kyle: seems genuinely blown away by Emily. Sweetness to him, I liked him

Aaron: *Picture an airplane on fire, diving out of the sky, then exploding on a mountain side… That is about how well his “chemistry” line worked. Brut.

Jef: I like him, BUT. He reminds me of Bruno Mars meets Rufio from Hook. With the hair and the skateboard…anyone else seeing this?

Steve: Had a boom box, played music, and I THINK what he did was called dancing…I’m not sure though. Also, the hair on his chin was awful.

Tony: Cinderella, fairy tales, princess, glass slipper – holy cow. That guy needs to do some push-ups. Does he have ANY guy friends? He might as well have worn a dress.

Randy: The grandma thing? Please refer back to Aaron (*)

Nate: Nametag thing, but I kind of liked it. It was memorable and funny.

Travis: Oh god. Oh…. God. The egg. It is hard to fathom something creepier, less attractive and weirder than bringing an egg to a girl you are just meeting and saying “It symbolizes my protection (stalking) over you and your daughter…” nightmare.

Ryan: Pro-football player. He’s AWESOME. Ridiculously good looking, trains athletes. I hope he goes far.

Kalon: Helicopter (good for you!), sideways/creepy, smile/mouth (not so good!)

Brent: 6 kids…. Wow. That’s a lot of kids.

The night goes as all first nights do. Lots of 30-second conversations. Lots of ooh’s and ahh’s when Emily walks in a room. The guys are IN LOVE with her right away, understandably so.

A few conversations stuck out to me:

1. Arie: Coming right out and saying he is a racecar driver, SO BALLSY. I thought it was really sweet and cool how he told Emily. He didn’t “pull it out of the closet,” he just laid it out honestly and wanted to make sure she knew that about him before things got serious. I disliked this a little because it is A LOT to put on Emily night one, right? If you recall, he even asked, “is that ok?” Eeeshhh. That’s a tough pill to swallow when you JUST met someone. It worked out well though, and I’m a fan of his for sure.

2. Doug: I mean… Holy hell. That note from Austin… NO. This show is NOT a competition (and it drives me nuts when contestants handle it like one)…BUT… that note from his son was the ace in the hole, the 4th quarter touchdown pass, the bottom of the 9th home run…call it what you want. Totally deserved the F.I.R. (first impression rose, do we all know the lingo?)

3. Chris: The bobble head puppet show. Whooopsie Daisy. I can’t remember ever learning as a boy/guy/man that the way to a woman’s heart is a puppet show. Anyone else have a hard time watching?

The night wraps up with a Rose Ceremony that didn’t hold too many surprises. I liked her picks for the most part, didn’t think she passed up anyone that should have stayed, though Brent’s exit about not being able to find love at 40, and having 6 children WAS sad. I certainly wish him well.

Short and sweet to start things off this season. But I’ll leave you this:

I think we have a pretty awesome 9 weeks ahead of us. There are some really intriguing guys, a few crazies thrown in, and one hell of a Bachelorette. That sounds like the recipe for a fun, emotional, rocking season 8 of The Bachelorette.

Have a good week. And in case you haven’t heard yet. I stop-by and read EVERY comment that is posted. So if you ever wonder: I’ll read it.

Thanks for the love.

Here’s a bit of mine back to you:

LOVE,

Michael

83 Comments »

  1. I thought the grandma thing was REALLY weird. Was it a mockery of the girl who brought her grandma to meet Ben, or is this dude just cray?

    Comment by Shelley — May 15, 2012 @ 10:13 am

  2. Oh Michael! It feels like forever since your last blog! So glad the show is back on and you are still blogging!!!

    Oh- and no need to keep it short and sweet :)

    Comment by BachFan4Life — May 15, 2012 @ 10:15 am

  3. I was more excited for your blogs than for the season to actually start!
    Aaron is originally from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. He’s good friends with one of my besties.. but didn’t show himself in a great light last night. My friend had even commented before “he better not wear those stupid black rimmed glasses of his”! Fingers crossed for him!
    Emily is amazing and it’s incredible to watch how classy she is when Pervy Pee Wee Herman, I mean Stevie, started dancing all up in her… eeek!
    Bring your tour to Halifax so I can grab a Stagliano hug!!! Can’t wait to read again next week, LOVE, Jenn

    Comment by Jenn — May 15, 2012 @ 10:43 am

  4. Hilarious. Great job. So glad that you are able to work on your passion in music and tour–what a dream. I’m very happy for you. So many people don’t get to do what they love in anything more of an on-the-side capacity.

    I loved your blog last season. You are always right on.

    Comment by Sarah — May 15, 2012 @ 11:16 am

  5. I didn’t really enjoy Ben as the bachelor so I’m THRILLED that it’s Emily this season. She looks like she really has her whole heart in it.

    Definitely a fan of Ryan as well- I can see him going far!

    Thanks for blogging for all of us! It’s great to hear your perspective on the episode. I look forward to a great season of blogs from you!

    And come to Boston!

    Comment by Kaitlyn — May 15, 2012 @ 11:25 am

  6. Apprantly you are ok, after your tweet yesterday on the plane? We were worried about you mister.

    Great Blog, keep em’ coming.

    Donnataylor12

    Comment by Donna — May 15, 2012 @ 11:25 am

  7. I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry for Stevie, so I chose to laugh!!
    Great blog again and thanks for the hotel hugs in Pittsburgh. Wonder what the non-first nighters had for breakfast?!?!? ;)
    Hope you are feeling better today.
    HUGS!

    Comment by Nicole — May 15, 2012 @ 11:28 am

  8. You have no opnion of Charlie. The big teddy bear type guy. Just for an introduction of everyone, I kind of liked Aerie, Doug and Charlie.

    Comment by Teresa — May 15, 2012 @ 11:29 am

  9. Love love love your blog! Have nothing to say about Sean? I think he is going to be my favorite… He is no Michael Stagliano but so far he seems like a good guy and not bad to look at either :)

    Comment by Nikki — May 15, 2012 @ 11:30 am

  10. so happy ur black blogging, cant wait to read every week!

    Comment by alyssa — May 15, 2012 @ 11:30 am

  11. Yes, Ryan did a nice impression. Is he the one that works alot with children also?

    Comment by Teresa — May 15, 2012 @ 11:32 am

  12. Travis kind of reminded me of Casey… “Guard and Protect” the Egg! haha…. great blog!!!! ty

    Comment by Linda C — May 15, 2012 @ 11:33 am

  13. I really liked Charlie…I thought they had some cute chemistry, almost as if they were smitten for each other.

    Comment by Aiyana — May 15, 2012 @ 11:37 am

  14. I don’t know what I look forward to more…the bachelorette episodes or your blogs afterwards. And you never disappoint. I am really looking forward to this season and I think my faves right now are Doug and Arie. And I must say, it seems like a lot of people are staying away from the spoilers this time around, me included, and I hope it stays this way, I love the suspense! I really hope this ‘journey’ (bachelor’s FAVOURITE word by far) works out for her, I really do. She is definitely someone who deserves all the happiness in the world and I hope one of these guys can offer it to her!

    Comment by Kayla — May 15, 2012 @ 11:39 am

  15. Glad to see you are back blogging Michael! Always my favorite of the bloggers! :) I always love/agree with your perspectives.

    Comment by Kelsey — May 15, 2012 @ 11:43 am

  16. Hi Michael-Great job on the blog. Forgot to ask you if you were continuing this season while you were in the Burgh. So glad that you find time to write in between your busy schedule with your tour and music. Cannot wait until the next post. Looking forward to the season as it unravels each week. #lovelikethis

    Comment by Tami — May 15, 2012 @ 11:45 am

  17. Welcome back, Michael! Definitely a lot of crazy first impressions. Loving Ryan so far. Always LOVE your blogs!

    Comment by Tracey — May 15, 2012 @ 11:46 am

  18. I liked Jef the most for whatever reason, definitely not the hair but his entrance on the skateboard was awesome, different and not over the top. I also noticed he was in a lot of the previews at the end for what is coming this season and his personality seems legit. Watch out for him I think he’s gonna be a sleeper pick.

    Comment by Adam Voss — May 15, 2012 @ 11:46 am

  19. I really agree with most of what you said. It’s hard to really tell how everyone is on just the first episode, though. BTW… I was in my office quietly at work and busted out laughing a couple times. I definitely got some head turns but oh well. Thanks for the laughs :)

    Comment by Lindsay B — May 15, 2012 @ 11:47 am

  20. I think you left out one crucial awkward moment. Poor Travis handed her the egg as he was SWEATING SO PROFUSELY I COULDN’T EVEN FOCUS. Bless. His. Heart.

    Comment by C — May 15, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  21. I’m LOVING this season so far… Doug and Ryan are definitely my front-runners as of right now, but Arie seems great, too. I’m glad she got rid of a few of the tool-seeming guys, and hopefully she’ll continue to choose well for the rest of the season!

    Comment by Kati - Incorporating Color — May 15, 2012 @ 11:51 am

  22. Michael, ok so far my pics are Doug, Arie, Charlie, Chris, Jef & Ryan. We will have to see how it works out I see Doug, Ryan & Arie possibly going far this season. I think Kalon however is a douche and is going to turn out to be the one to hurt her.

    Comment by Dawn Wentling — May 15, 2012 @ 11:53 am

  23. ahh, got so excited when I realized that with the bachelorette coming back that meant your blogs came back. please tell me you’re gonna blog about bach pad as well?
    :)

    Comment by Charlotte — May 15, 2012 @ 12:00 pm

  24. RUFIO RUFIO RUFIO! What a good call – I like him but can’t help but think he is trying to promote his company since he’s an entrepreneur (like some of the musicians and actresses of the past, etc.)

    Arie was brave, but I think that earned him points.

    Excited about your blog, for sure.

    Comment by Laura — May 15, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  25. Jef= Anthony Michael Hall in Sixteen Candles. I’m waiting for him to put Emily’s underwear on his head. Seriously! Is he 16??? Ryan….love love love. Jackson who took his shirt off? I would have offered him an instant overnight date then sent him packing.

    Comment by Caroline — May 15, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  26. I don’t think Nate was the guy with the name tag, he just walked up cool and beautiful and said “I’m Nate” I remember because he reminded me of the character “Nate” from Gossip Girl just cool and good looking, Brent was the name tag guy I think. Also… Travis and his egg reminded me of Kasey Kahl “I will guard and protect your heart” umm “I mean egg”! I was glad she let “Grandma” Randy go, that was LAME! I’m also glad she let David go, wasn’t looking forward to another Wes Hayden and really wondering why his motives were for coming on the show and singing the same “Emily, Emily, Emily” song over and over!

    Comment by Sue — May 15, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

  27. I have to disagree with you about Doug. From the second he met her, he played the single dad card…obviously appealing to their commonality in being single parents. But that’s ALL he seemed to be able to talk about, which to me equates to ZERO depth in an individual. She’s not going to be dating his kid…leave it at “I’m a single parent too” and move on to getting to know HIM.

    My bets are on Charlie to go far…seems like the big sweet teddy bear type that is REAL. FAR too many potential DB’s (is that in the lingo?) on the show this season.

    Comment by Philip — May 15, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

  28. I think she should have sent Stevie home and Travis. This is my first time following your bach. blog I didnt know you did it last year till the end of the show.I hope she finds the One.

    Comment by Heidi — May 15, 2012 @ 12:21 pm

  29. So true, all your comments and funny on so many levels. Loved it! :)

    Comment by Sarah — May 15, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

  30. YAAAAY! U R back! Love reading your blogs! Ur the best!!! LOVE Em, but of course I think there is NOTHING BETTER THAN US CAROLINA GALS anyway! :0)

    Comment by Dana Doster — May 15, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

  31. Really enjoyed your first blog! Funny, light, definitely a “positive Peter” considering some of the nut jobs we are seeing this season lol I’m gonna really like reading this through out the season. You have a lot of insight which helps and I like how although you said a lot of things I thought you also brought new lights to things which is really nice cause I was kinda harsh on these guys in my own mind. Haha oh, and you should be the next bachelor so I can go on the show. no pressure :) lol

    Comment by Viktoria — May 15, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

  32. Michael– I am so glad you are blogging again. You have such great insights and your blog always makes me smile. :)

    xoxo

    Comment by Andrea — May 15, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

  33. I thought the singer songwriter was hilarious…the fact that his song only had one word in it…cmon…I was waiting for him to breakout in something amazing…I wonder if Emily got to see that??!!

    Comment by Missy — May 15, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

  34. LOVE your blog. Everything you write I feel like I am thinking while watching the show. So thank you for getting my thoughts out there haha. Cannot wait to keep reading them! As for your music, I tweet you a lot and would love for you to come to Dallas and play a show :) us TX gals would love that. Look out for my tweets :) @tayjfarris oh and looking forward to more of your blogs.

    Comment by Taylor F. — May 15, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

  35. So glad you’re blogging this season! But please, do NOT keep them short and sweet. I think I speak for everyone when I say that we want as much of Michael Stagliano as we can get!! <3

    P.S. I'm totally rooting for Doug and Ryan as Emily's final 2 :)

    Comment by Saba — May 15, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

  36. Your blog is entertaining, interesting and funny – love your comments! I am glad that Ben and Courtney seem to have found love, but their love story was not beautiful to watch, too much drama. Watching Ashley and JP fall in love was amazing- what an adorable and genuine couple! Did you notice that the producers never showed them doing sommerjobb exciting. Their conversations and natural physical attraction captured the show. I am hoping for beautiful things to happening this season. Emily is sweet, but I cannot hjelp thinking she is kind of boring, and I am a bit tired of her tragic story. Hoping for the best!

    Comment by Ashknu — May 15, 2012 @ 1:29 pm

  37. I love love love Jef! But not as much as I love you Michael! Marry me?! ;)

    Comment by Rachel — May 15, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

  38. So glad you’re blogging this season! It’s great to get a guys point of view! All the best with your Love Like This tour! Have a great day!

    Comment by Rockelle Gelety — May 15, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

  39. I love you . I love your blog. I’m glad you are back writing and your alright ! :) excited to come back every Monday and read your blog :)

    Comment by Ashley — May 15, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

  40. I hope that Emily can be as lucky as Ashley and find her true love and soul mate. I will not be watching as it is getting so repetitive; however, I will read your blogs to get a sense of what is going on.

    No one can top Ashley and JP…I want to end my watching of this crazy show with a true love story. I can only hope that we get to witness their wedding.

    Comment by TJ — May 15, 2012 @ 2:10 pm

  41. Your comment about Travis is spot-on. I can’t believe she kept him around…soo creepy! PS I couldn’t make it to the Minneapolis show – you should come back :)

    Comment by Clare — May 15, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

  42. Michael.
    For the love of God, do us all a favor and become the next bachelor. I was a fan of yours from your first season with Jillian. Although, on the other hand, don’t. We can date. Hi, I’m Amanda. Jussst kidding. I love following your blogs both this season and last. Such good insight and the humor thrown in is so you. Can’t wait to read more from you each week!

    Comment by Amanda — May 15, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

  43. Also: come back to Minneapolis!

    Comment by Amanda — May 15, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

  44. Not excited for this season of The Bachelorette. Thought someone else deserved the opportunity to find love. Thought Emily got her shot and chose to throw it away because she wanted to be in charge, and ABC wanted to capitalize on the Bentley fiasco. Was more excited for Ashley’s season, and more impressed by Ashley. Will say however, that while I did not watch the whole show, and don’t plan to, Emily seemed kinder and more personable than I thought she would be. She at least got the idea that it’s not just about looks.

    Comment by Ingrid — May 15, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

  45. Oh my goodness you are too funny! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, especially because I was thinking the exact same thing about pretty much everything you wrote.
    I think there are a handful of good guys so far, but a TON of really cheesy ones also. The Grandma thing was a total no-no. When he first got out of the car I thought it was a legit Grandma and was like “Ummm this has already been done on Ben’s season…” and then realized it was one of the guys dressed up. What was he thinking?!
    I am most definitely excited for this upcoming season. My three favourites so far are Jef, Arie and Charlie. I think they are all really sweet and of course good looking. I hope she doesn’t choose Jef, so I can have him for myself haha. Too be honest I didn’t think that Emily was going to be into him. He doesn’t seem like her type, but she seemed to think he was pretty rad.
    Also just a side note …you have always and will always be my favourite guy to ever be on “The Bachelor/TheBachelorette” tv show. Can you please be the next Bachelor …or at least date me? :)
    You’re totally awesome and I hope you come back to Toronto soon so I can make it out to a show and meet you! Keep up the hilarious and fun blogging!

    Comment by Jaclyn — May 15, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

  46. I think the entrances were the most desperate yet. I like Sean for Emily. He didn’t present with any of the “cheese”, showed he was really interested in talking with her, and she seemed relaxed talking with him. She also had an immediate response to Jef. We’ll see……

    Comment by ahnealie — May 15, 2012 @ 3:38 pm

  47. Thanks for blogging again this season Michael!! You are a true class act. I don’t think the Bachelor franchise has had anyone like you before!! You rise above all others, which is so evident in everything you do with your life. You deserve to find amazing love! I can only imagine it being somewhat difficult now that you are in the public eye for so long. I really truly believe that if you were the bachelor, you’d be the guy to make it work so well that you’d fly the families in to get married on the finale. Wow…I can picture it now. Please!! MICHAEL STAGLIANO FOR BACHELOR!!

    Comment by Isla24481 — May 15, 2012 @ 3:46 pm

  48. YAY!!! Welcome back Michael! I couldn’t wait for the new season to start, just so I could read your opinion on it. I am so happy that you are blogging again, and I can’t wait to check it out every week. As I was watching the first episode two things came to mind… First of all, Arie was really brave to tell her about racing in the beginning, but had he waited, it just would have become a bigger deal, and harder to tell her. Second, one of the only guys whose name I remembered was Joe, because as he walked in with that “EMILY!!!” entrance, all I could think was “Jolly Joe…” Anyhow… Thanks for your blog, and I can’t wait to read more…

    Comment by Esther — May 15, 2012 @ 3:58 pm

  49. Funny, I would date Doug too. He clearly stood out as a great guy. I’m a little worried that he won’t make it to the finale as the F.I.R. seems to be a kiss of death. Maybe if he brings an egg that hatches two bobble head dolls he will be golden?

    Comment by Valerie — May 15, 2012 @ 4:21 pm

  50. SO happy you are blogging again! Love, love, love reading each week! Come to Houston, TX!!!! Pretty please :-)

    Comment by Lauren H. — May 15, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

  51. So excited for this season of the Bachelorette almost as happy as I am to be reading your blog!! Here’s to hoping our hometown boy Ryan makes it far. He is a great guy & great with kids!

    Comment by Anna — May 15, 2012 @ 6:36 pm

  52. It was a great first ep, and I’m really excited to see how the season goes!! Emily is a great choice for the Bachelorette!!

    I’m rooting for Arie and Jef – I think Emily and Jef had such cute chemistry and Arie gets my vote for being upfront about him racing.

    And Michael your blog is the best part, IMHO.

    Comment by Bennigans — May 15, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

  53. Your blog pretty much hits it on the spot. I think this season will be the right turnaround from The Bachelor. Wouldn’t mind a Michael Stag show/hug here in Milwaukee :)

    Comment by Tabitha — May 15, 2012 @ 8:39 pm

  54. Michael, love this blog! Missed it last year! Thank God you got me on Twitter so I don’t live under a rock anymore. Not only are your observations right on, but I love love love your silly drama effects (“Oh god, Oh God… blah, blee, bloo… eeesh”). You are so hilarious, and love that you are just “yourself” in whatever you’re doing. Saw you in Raleigh, loved the frozen pizza story… I’m not sure what I liked better, the “what happened” or how you told it. I’m still laughing. Keep doing your thing, it was a great show, thanks for the hug, for psychically channeling Graham to the show, and for not judging bringing an 11 yr. to a bar (it was a Sunday, 7pm show, Mother’s Day, and it was you!)

    Comment by Lisa — May 15, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

  55. I hope your feeling better Michael!! I just read an article abt u =( My prayers and thoughts are with you!

    I totes agree with your opinions for everything!! I liked Doug, Ryan, Arie,and Jef (minus his hair fashion taste, but then again i wasnt into Ben’s shaggy look either. I’m def excited abt this season. Looking forward to more of your blogs buddy =)

    Comment by Susan — May 15, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

  56. Couldn’t read anything beyond “blasty blast.”

    Comment by Allissa — May 15, 2012 @ 10:37 pm

  57. I really liked when Emily said that she doesn’t want to talk about the tragedy of her life anymore, that she’s moved past it, and that in fact memories now bring a smile to her face. That was cool. I can’t stand the helicopter guy. He must have a really small penis. I agree with you 100% with Doug and the letter from his son – I mean how sweet was that kid?!?! Hope you are feeling better!!! Can’t wait to read your blogs this season. Hugs xx

    Comment by Kristin — May 16, 2012 @ 1:44 am

  58. Michael! I can’t tell you how happy I am you’re back blogging Emily’s season! Soo excited to read what you have to say each week, almost more than actually watching the show! :)
    Favorite guys so far: 1. Jef – I think I’m in love – I can’t believe you compared him to Bruno Mars, yikes! 2. Arie, he’s just hotness walking, but I gotta say I was impressed, I didn’t really expect to like him, based on what I’d read about him before the premiere, but he was super nice with Emily, so he’s got my vote for now!
    Doug: kinda liked him, he seems sweet.. not so sure about the first impression rose to be honest (it seems to me he “used” the letter to get it), we’ll see! Ryan and Chris also seem nice (minus the puppet show Chris pulled out, but hey, things can only get better from there! While I really liked Ryan’s presentation working with kids etc).
    Guys I didn’t like: KALON, KALON, KALON. I can’t stand him, please send him home
    I was heartbroken by Brent’s exit too! Real sad, I hope he finds what he’s looking for, but a 26 years old with a kid of her own probably wasn’t the best match for him.
    Thanks for blogging and reading and I’m already looking forward to next week!! :)

    Comment by ChiaraSacks — May 16, 2012 @ 2:23 am

  59. Great post per usual, Michael! It’s all about the LOVE….like this. Keep ‘em coming!

    Comment by Penny Farthing — May 16, 2012 @ 9:03 am

  60. SO GLAD you are BACK!!!
    I saw your blog and screeched, at work no less!!!!
    Agree with everything you said.
    You rock………….:)

    Comment by Claudia — May 16, 2012 @ 9:10 am

  61. Mike:
    I thought the Jef guy really looks like a little bit cooler version of the geeky kid on the classic 80′s Weird Science movie.

    Comment by Laura — May 16, 2012 @ 11:38 am

  62. Hi Michael!

    I’m glad you’re back! Your blogs are fun to read! Anyways, I really adore Emily and I’m so happy that she’s the Bachelorette! In the previews of the season, it showed us that one guy says some ugly things about her and Ricki (the whole baggage thing)…any idea who that might be? Hope its not Arie,as he and Jef so far are my favorites,along with a few others. Also,are you sure Nate had the name tag? I thought it was someone named Brad,maybe Brent…looking forward to reading your blogs every week!

    Comment by Gabriela — May 16, 2012 @ 12:24 pm

  63. Hi Michael!

    A few things:

    1) Genius and extremely entertaining as well as completely accurate, in my opinion.

    2) Can’t wait to keep up with your blog throughout the season.

    3) My predictions for final 4: Jef, Arie, Doug, Ryan

    And lastly: YOU should be the next bachelor. :)

    Hope all is well!
    Jill

    Comment by Jillian — May 16, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

  64. Hi Michael,
    Great first episode blog!!! You are the best!!! Is your tour coming to Boston anytime soon????—Susie

    Comment by Susie — May 16, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

  65. LMAO!!! GAWD, you get me howling every single time…my husband looks at me as though I’m nuts when I read your blogs…he actually asked me to keep it down this time…Can’t wait for next week’s read! Oh and if I were a betting girl, mh money would be on Doug too! LOVE.

    Comment by Tammie Warren — May 16, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

  66. Nice first blog for the season Stagliano! Will be seeing you at the Newport in Chicago next weekend …. looking forward to it! (p.s. My friend Erin who bartends at Newport – perfect for you – I will introduce y’all for sure!)

    Comment by JD — May 16, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

  67. Michael,

    This is my first season of reading the blogs after the episodes. Just wanted to stop in and say thanks for sharing!!! I love the way you write…People always tell me I write/text/email the same way I talk….so I appreciate that about you!! I can hear your voice as I’m reading along!!!!

    best wishes…………..

    Katlyn

    Comment by KatlynPrenger — May 16, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

  68. Michael, so glad to see you are blogging. I was so upset when you were on The Bachelorette and let go. My husband and I thought you were great!!!! Loved watching you on The Bachelor Pad last year also. Don’t know how this time is going to work out! I liked Emily alot when she was on with Brad…but then you got to see the “other side” of her. I am watching right now and just HOPE all goes well. Take care!

    Comment by Donna Murray-Riopelle — May 16, 2012 @ 10:19 pm

  69. Hey Michael! i love your blog! question though: I thought brent was the one with the nametag? I could be wrong though…

    Comment by Shriya — May 16, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  70. Excellent writing, Michael. You have the rare gift of writing EXACTLY like you talk. I can hear you narrating. Love it — love you!

    Comment by Paula — May 17, 2012 @ 3:04 am

  71. I just wanted to add to the lovefest that is your comments section.

    Awesome blog. Let’s eat some cut-up steak sometime and read to each other from the Fart In Our Stars.

    Comment by Ashley Spivey — May 17, 2012 @ 9:19 am

  72. Michael, you’re hilarious dude.

    Comment by Lydia Lukidis — May 17, 2012 @ 6:28 pm

  73. WHAOW! Haha did I type that right? I think that’s how you spell your special word.

    Your blogs are a blasty-blast. So is your personality and insanely disgustingly perfect good looks. (my goodness do I ever get courage when I’m anonymously safe behind a keyboard)

    Anyways, I want to say thank you for blogging this season, and I sincerely hope that the Bachelor franchise is considering you or courting you to be their next bachelor.

    Dodgeball group dates? Yes please!

    Would you do it if they offered? You, above all else deserve a chance at love, and I know you would be the best they ever had.

    Best of luck in love and your music! I’m a huge fan and if you were the bachelor I would apply in a heartbeat.

    - Raeann

    Comment by Raeann_Allison — May 18, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

  74. You should come out to western SD and. Have a show.

    Comment by Elissa — May 19, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

  75. First off all, you are frickin hilarious. LOVED you when you are on the Deanna’s season and so glad I came across this blog. Seriously, the Bruno Mars/Rufio comment… ITotally see it! SO funny! Thanks for the entertainment, Michael! Can’t wait to read more!
    -Micaela

    Comment by Micaela — May 19, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

  76. I totally thought that dude with 6 kids was just joking around. Sorry to say it, but who really would want to get involved with someone who already has six kids, unless they have six kids of their own and are into some quasi-brady bunch shit. *shudder*

    Comment by Shells — May 19, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

  77. Just wanted to say, LOVED reading your blog. It made me laugh and I definitely agreed with everything you said (even the small part about Ben lol). Best part is your description of Jef, although he did remind me more of Anthony Michael Hall (the 80′s version lol).

    Comment by Vanessa — May 21, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

  78. Michael.. I adore you! haha. Your blog is so fun, I always enjoy it. Add Salt Lake to your tour! Im in Idaho, but Salt Lake is the closest big city, Ill come see you! ;)

    Comment by Rebecca — May 24, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

  79. So funny :) You’re a good writer

    Comment by antonia — May 25, 2012 @ 9:34 am

  80. Love Love Love your blog!! You’ve always been one of my favourites. I’m on board with everyone else on you for the Bachelor. The Rufio/Bruno Mars comment was hilarious, even if I have Jef as one of my top faves. If you come back to Canada, we do have more cities than Toronto and Edmonton, try for say, Winnipeg!!

    Comment by MamaBear — May 25, 2012 @ 11:29 am

  81. Rufio from Hook… YES! :)

    Comment by Tiffany — May 25, 2012 @ 11:35 am

  82. OMG! You are so flippin HI-LARIOUS! I could barely get through the whole blog I was laughing so hard. My gut still hurts…DON’T…STOP…(blogging of course!)

    Comment by Allison — May 30, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

  83. I think you Michael Staglino would make an awesome bachelor, please consider being the next one. You are so sweet and kind and you deserves to find love.

    Comment by Cheryl Marien — June 5, 2012 @ 10:30 am

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