Michael Stagliano’s Bachelor Blog: Episode 6

OOOOOoooohhhh.  I’m going to be honest Bachelor Nation.  Two back-to-back nights of The Bachelor is A LOT for a guy to handle. Coming off of the Superbowl (‘grats Ravens), and buffalo chicken dip, beers and hot wings… that was an intense amount of lovey love love, two nights in a row.  WHEW.

Nevertheless.  I am back (as are you) for another weekly recap.  What say you, to a light, comical, whimsical, retelling of the episode?

All in favor say “Aye.”  Those opposed…comment below.

WHAOW!

Week 6 leaves Montana behind, and we venture further north to a part of the world that has honestly become my second home in the world: Canada, Alberta, Banff, and Lake Louise!  It’s like the big guy upstairs plucked a handful (a big hand) of water out of the Caribbean and put it in Canada, surrounded it with mountains and greenery…and, now, some roses.

Two one on one’s and a group date are in store, and meeting our expectations: we start off catching Daniella in an interview saying/crying about how she is confused and how badly she wants to go a one-on-one date… Oh, tisk, tisk Daniella.  You are praying to the wrong God.  Ask and you shall NOT receive.  Anyone else notice this?  Whichever girl says,  ”I want the date” BEFORE the date card arrives does NOT get the date.

Instead Catherine gets the one on one, and while most of you, it seems, are cheering… I am cringing… and, I read the comments people.  I know, I get it, we do not see eye to eye here… but yikes… ALL I am saying is that I don’t see the DEEP connection yet that Catherine so adamantly talks about.  I DO see Sean smiling around her, and obviously Catherine IS into him.  But, I feel like Catherine is into THE BACHELOR not into Sean.  Yes, she is giddy, and throwing around “I like you”, and I LIKE Catherine’s energy. I like her attitude and her smile… I DON’T DISLIKE HER… But I can’t escape this:  When Sean is with some of the other girls (Leslie, Lindsay, Desiree) it looks to me like things are much more natural, deeper and more genuine.  When he is with Catherine their interaction looks a little forced and disingenuous… OK, I digress… Back to the date :)

Sean pulls up in, what HAS to be the most NOT clever name for a monstrous vehicle on earth.  He drives the ”Snow Bus” up to Catherine.  How about, “The Abominable Snow Bus”, “The Blizzard”, “Santa’s OTHER Sled”, “The Snow Crusher,” “The Snow Ball”… Ok, I think that’s enough… I literally have eleven more names though. He picks her up, they drive up the mountain and play around in the snow, go sledding, do front flips and wrestle.  Honestly, it is crazy cute, they look like toddlers in their onesies (how the hell do you spell THAT word), and I am ALL for it.  Especially after the nightmare that was Montana, and how tense and difficult the dates were last week, this is a breath of fresh (freezing) air.  And seriously, good for Catherine for toughing out in what was a legitimate blizzard.  ABC doesn’t do “fake-snow” for reality TV folks.

That night they head to an ice castle, which is mildly cool to me, like a 3 out of 10… I just don’t get it… It is a REALLY cold, kingless, small castle…schmer.

Catherine interviews, saying she wants to open up to Sean, and does so by telling Sean a pretty horrible (sad) story.  He/we hear about her 12-year-old friend being crushed to death by a tree during a summer camp retreat. YIKES.  I was NOT expecting that to come out of her mouth.  It is crazy sad, and has to be some amount of traumatizing for Catherine. She rounds out the story by sharing how strongly she feels about “living life to the fullest,” and it does seem to explain her positivity and her perma-smile. A small step forward for Catherine. Yay!

The reason why I think it is only small step and not a big one (in MY book) is because she then starts saying things that I find forced.  She tells him that she wants to be with Sean because Sean wants a family, and a wife, and kids… And I just don’t see that as a reason to marry someone.  Lots of people, I would say more than 80% of the people in his country want to fall in love, and be married, and have kids… I am not convinced that THAT is a reason Catherine should be falling in love with Sean. Cue the disagreeing comments :)

OK!

Moving on to the group date…OOOOOOH CRAP.  They are getting BACK in canoes…

I fell asleep at that part… and woke up again when they were all about to jump in to the FA-REEZING cold water for a polar plunge.

Selma says, “hell no, I’m from Baghdad b*tch…) good Selma, THAT will win him over.  All of the other girls pull on their big girl panties (bikini’s) and jump in the water!

Shocker, it is freezing, INSANITY cold… but it seems like for all the girls (except one) it is an INCREDIBLE RUSH, and they come out of the water ALL SMILES and loving it.

That is, of course, except for Tierra…who…ah Christ…

 

I don’t even know what to type anymore…  LOOK, the girl was shaking, she DID seem unresponsive, and the point that I want to make… is that it doesn’t matter if she is faking it or not. GOOD LORD. Even if she is not faking it; how is Sean not imagining the rest of his life with Tierra ducking in and out of ER rooms, and procuring helmets, band aids and crutches for whenever Tierra decides to go outside. It is just getting INSANE.  Equally as insane to me was the lifeguard/EMT combo.  The second they walked up on screen, I was like yea, nope… I don’t believe those two have EVER seen an emergency situation.

So….

Let me get this straight…

The plan…

The back up, escape, emergency plan was that…

If one of the girls got hypothermia…

…The skinny, red-headed life guard and EMT were going to CARRY the victim BACK ACROSS THE LAKE?

I’m serious! DID I MISS SOMETHING! What the HELL was that?  They literally just threw blankets on her, grabbed under her arms and legs, picked her up, and dragged her back to the hotel…Hahahaha, I was beside myself with confusion.

YIKES!!!

Back at the hotel, Desiree and Catherine are freaking out worried. They can’t see who it is that got hurt… so concerned, “Who is it?”, “Oh my god”, “It’s one of our girls!”, “Oh MY GOD.” I LOVED when they ran downstairs, opened the door to the room where Tierra was…. SAW that it was Tierra…and were like, “Oh…”  “Ok…. so… you’re just cold then?”  HILARIOUS!

Sean visits Tierra, so her plan works… blah blee blooo… let’s move on.

Desiree gets the last one on one… They climb up a mountain and repel back down… Insert: some terrible, generic dialogue about how relationships compare to repelling down mountains… And they are at the bottom.

Sean set’s up a picnic, they climb a tree (which I LOVED, by the way)… At night they head into a teepee.  Super cute.

BUT… did anyone else start to notice that Desiree is REALLY agreeable?  Almost TOO agreeable?  It kind of started to annoy me.  If Sean said ANYTHING, Desiree was all smiles, “Totally!  Yes!  I feel that way!  I AM that way!” Sean could have said, “I really hate puppies and sunshine.” I am pretty sure Desiree would have responded with, “Me TOO!”

She opens up about not having money when she was growing up and how her family lived in a tent on several different occasions.  This was surprising to hear, and impressed me greatly that Desiree has remained so humble and seemingly frugal…  She gets the rose:  Daniella is back at the hotel holding a WTF sign up in an interview.

Sean makes it back to his room, sits down, stands up, puts his coat back on and dumps SARAH!!!

I KNOW!!!

Didn’t it seem to happen THAT fast?

I did NOT like this part of the episode… BUT… I do think that Sarah and Sean plateaued the last few episodes.  And when Sarah was sharing the photos of her family and ESPECIALLY when they kissed at the end… You could tell that Sean just didn’t have those romantic feelings for her anymore.  I agree with the decision to send her home because he was not feeling it… But, OUCH that was hard to watch.  Her exit interview was one of the hardest in the franchise… fo sho.

Cocktail party…

Grey, three-piece suit from Sean.  Killer.  I love three piece suits… so bad ass.  He looks better, he is feeling better… and the one on ones were awesome.  (Probably because Tierra didn’t get one.  Hahaha.)

Lindsay and Sean have a really fun moment together where they try not to kiss each other.  I am a little bit worried that they are getting a little too physical and nothing deeper is happening between them.

While I did LOVE how the AshLee, blindfold, scarf thing worked out in the end I DIDN’T LIKE how it started.  It just felt like a “bit” too much like a “thing” and not enough like a normal conversation.  Right? Was this just me? The whole, “I am giving you this, it is a scarf, and a representation of me letting go.”  I don’t know… the word “scarf” just sat funny to me in that moment.  After he tied it on, and they walked, and he picked her up and carried her. THEN it was pretty awesome… she cried, it was sweet… but uh… that could have been awkward.

Daniella and Selma get the boot. Selma could have gone at any time for me.  She was WAY TOO “princess-y” for Sean, and Daniella just did too little too late… I remember her asking, “what happened?” I think the answer was, “nothing happened…” that was the problem.

Speaking of something happening…

Um.

Something did happen the other weekend.  I, uh… Well.

I am engaged!  My girlfriend Emily and I have been dating for 7-8 months now, and though I honestly could have asked the question 6 months ago (seriously)… I got a ring, dropped to a knee, and she said “yes.”  It was easily one of the BEST days of my life. We gave the full story and photos to US Weekly who were wonderful.  They did my brother and Deanna’s wedding and I am so glad Emily and I were able to share our story with them. Go check it out on the newsstands, and you can read about how I did it, see pics of the ring, and the actual engagement.

And let me say this… Some of you have watched me on TV for 3 years now, you have read these blogs, or sent tweets, commented on instagram or sent messages on Facebook… I promise you I have read EVERY one of them.  It has always been my belief that, “if you take the time to write it, I will take the time to read it.”  Because of that, I have gotten thousands and THOUSANDS of well wishes from all of you about finding love… And I first want to thank you so much for that love and support.  Seriously, thank you.  And the second thing is to just let you all know that I FOUND IT.  That I am really happy. Emily is my perfect match, she is my best friend, I think she is SO HOT, and so beautiful.  She is caring and kind, she loves me SO MUCH, and I love her back more than I could write in a blog, certainly, and more than I could ever put into words. That is why I had to get her a ring, cause words just wouldn’t do it.

The “story” of our love is actually put in a song…and while it might seem like I am shamelessly trying to plug my music (which is about 7% true). My latest single, “Our Love Story” (yes, it is on iTunes) is ALL ABOUT US!!!  And I love that song because of it.  Give it a listen if you want to know more : )

OK! I have to stop or I am going to keep typing for an hour.

I am in LOVE… And I want to end by giving my wishes to you on your quest to find it.

Always,

Michael.

53 Comments »

  1. Yay….so very happy for you. :) Congratulations!

    Comment by Courtney — February 7, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

  2. Fantastic blog Michael… Congrats to you and Emily!

    Comment by Rachel — February 7, 2013 @ 1:19 pm

  3. Congrats Michael! I am glad you are starting to see some progress with Catherine. I think you are 100% wrong when you say Catherine likes the “bachelor.” To me she is the most genuine of all the girls. Does not seem to be fake and I dont think she would just go along with things just to be on TV. My question is who do you think is genuine that is left? Clearly Tierra is a NUT JOB! AshLee is just way too serious and almost motherly. Sean is not looking for someone that takes life too seriously. Lindsay is just a giggling, let’s makeout, airhead. I think she just forces kissing instead of actually talking. Desiree to me is just annoying. Lesley seems super cool, a guys girl, but I dont think that is what Sean is looking for. He wants a girl that he cna be friends with but is not just a buddy. To me Catherine is the perfect mix.

    Comment by Jennifer — February 7, 2013 @ 1:26 pm

  4. Catherine’s childhood story was heartfelt, but I stopped looking for any depth into who she is when she said at the age of 12 she decided all she wanted in life was to marry and have a family. Really?….at the age of 12?? I just don’t see any maturity in Catherine…..am I missing something??

    Comment by Gloria — February 7, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

  5. Congrats on the engagement! Everyone deserves to find their perfect match, and I’m glad that you found yours. I’ve been with mine for 12 years, and married for almost 8.

    Comment by Richelle — February 7, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

  6. Congratulations on your engagement! We are engagement twins! My man asked me to marry him on the weekend too! It took him slightly longer than you though at 12 years :) Yay! So happy for us!

    Comment by Kirsty — February 7, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

  7. I agree with you on all of those points! I don’t think Catherine is quite as shallow as you do, but I do feel like what they have seems childish and not as deep as other connections.
    …..and CONGRATS! I love seeing all of these bachelors and bachelorettes find love and happiness. I absolutely loved watching Deanna and Stephen’s wedding video and I’m excited for you guys to have that day too! :)

    Comment by annie — February 7, 2013 @ 2:01 pm

  8. Congrats Michael! Catherine barely gets any screen time each week and its kinda hard to say what really goes on in her interaction with Sean. She does seem giddy and ‘squealy’ a times, compared to some of the others. I wish they show some more deeper conversations with these gals rather than tierrable manufactured drama.
    Too bad Sarah is out. Im sure she will have a line of guys waiting to meet her. She also had the best fashion choices every week. Will miss that!

    Comment by Candice — February 7, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

  9. Can you just blog about your love life? I almost just starting tearing up at how sweet that was! You always have the best blogs overall, but it was SO obvious that you were brimming with excitement throughout this one! Best of luck to you and Emily – you make a beautiful couple! :)

    Comment by Tess — February 7, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

  10. Congratulations!!! So very happy for you! And glad you’re sharing it with us. :-)
    So for the recap – OMG, I was cracking up with your “The skinny, red-headed life guard and EMT were going to CARRY the victim BACK ACROSS THE LAKE?” Right?!?! We were laughing/yelling the same thing when it happened. Like what the hell was all that? Made no sense. And I can’t believe they showed it to us because it made them look woefully unprepared for an actual emergency..
    My picks: I think Sean likes the upbeat giggly girls so Catherine’s in there. She does seem no drama, no fuss, down to earth so I like her. I also like Leslie & Desiree. Lindsay – complete ditz. Can’t see it. AshLee – I thought she was so sweet but she completely lost me with the scarf ‘bit’. ugh. If I was a guy, I’d run for the hills. Too much!
    And I SO want to go to Lake Louise now! I would pick that over the Caribbean any day.

    Comment by Beth — February 7, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

  11. Congrats, Michael! You deserve a wonderful woman and I’m so happy for you!
    Ps I love your blogs. 100% on point.

    Comment by Christina — February 7, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

  12. I have been rooting for you since you were on the Bachelorette. I’m so glad you found your perfect match. Congratulations and Best Wishes!! And I LOVE your blog! : )

    Comment by Ashley — February 7, 2013 @ 4:53 pm

  13. HI MICHAEL! If you hadn’t mentioned Emily, I was going to! I have been following (bordering on obsessing over) your love story since you first posted pictures on Instagram and I just hope and know that you guys have the best love. I respect you so much, and really am so happy for you! PLEASE use the same video people Deanna and Stephen used and let all your fans know about it, that video was so great! Also, I asked you to follow me on Instagram before and I don’t know if you just decided not to, but I also gave you the wrong one. Mine is actually @lilypattt You inspire me to be more giving and a better person and I wish you all the best.
    P.S. Please come do a concert in BOSTON.
    xx
    Lily

    Comment by Lily — February 7, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

  14. Huge congrats! You deserve it. The best things come to those who wait. So happy for you.

    Comment by Susan — February 7, 2013 @ 5:12 pm

  15. Way to try and stay in the press by selling your private moment to a tabloid! Real smart buddy!

    Comment by Jen — February 7, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

  16. Congrats, Michael! Thank you for sharing yourself in your blogs and giving us the chance to share in your happiness! Awesome :)

    Still disagree with you about Catherine, but TOTALLY agree about Des! Her cheerfulness almost seems forced and grating at this point. She seems overly sweet and smiley without (how I see it) Catherine’s natural glow and playfulness. It’ll be interesting to see it play out!

    Comment by Deni — February 7, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

  17. So, I feel really weird typing a message to you since we are complete strangers, but I just wanted to say that your telling of your engagement was the cutest thing I have EVER read. Seriously, how freaking lucky is your fiance (and you because you are OBVIOUSLY super happy)? I was seriously grinning like an idiot reading this (slightly embarrassing). So anyway, Congratulations. I can tell that you guys are going to make it last forever.
    Oh. Also, I love your recaps. They are very entertaining.

    Comment by ShaLane — February 7, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

  18. Basically, I think Michael doesn’t like Asian (though she is not 100% Asian), since he cannot pinpoint what part of Catherine annoys him. He keeps saying “forced,” but no other explanations. The point is he doesn’t have to like her. All Catherine cares about is that Sean likes her.

    Comment by Nova — February 7, 2013 @ 6:01 pm

  19. Congrats!!! What an incredibly wonderful thing to experience. May you two be happier and happier each and every single day, from now until forever!

    Comment by Tiffany — February 7, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

  20. Congratulations Michael & Emily!! I’m so happy for you both.
    Michael, the first time I ever heard Our Love Story was when you played it in Toronto on Sept 4th before it was released, and I’ve loved it ever since. I was ecstatic when it got released on iTunes (that was a struggle), and listening it today after hearing about your engagement, I thought to myself “it’s totally about them!”. And that’s AWESOME! Congrats again & best wishes!

    Comment by Kaitlynn — February 7, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

  21. So happy you found love :) Congrats! Also I love your blog. I can see where you are coming from on the whole Catherine thing, totally makes sense when you are comparing it to other relationships that we are seeing. Maybe there is something we aren’t seeing on camera? Anyways, congrats! Wish you lots of happiness and love!

    Comment by Tara — February 7, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

  22. hi michael I saw you on a few seasons of this show and I think youre really adorable and genuine and I think its about time that you find the love of your life. Its so incredible that after all of us seeing you dissapointed after gillian and heartbroken after holly and regretful after rachel that you really have found the real deal. Inspiiiiiring. Also I was doing the cheesy smile when you said that you read all of our comments. :) team emilyano!!!!!!! Hmu on instagram! zthebug

    Comment by zw — February 7, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

  23. Congratulations on your engagement Michael! I am very happy for you. I’m also psyched to hear that you got engaged after 7 or 8 months of dating…..that confirms the notion that “you’ll know when its the right person.” Ok, so you know you’ve got to sell your wedding pics to a magazine so we can follow your entire “journey”. Congrats again!

    Comment by Amy — February 7, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

  24. So happy for you and Emily!!! Congratulations, and know there are so many of us who have followed your story who are truly thrilled for you. You seem so kind and sincere, and I find it heartwarming when good things happen to good people.

    As for your statements on this week’s episode, you are spot on. I’m cracking up at the absurdity of the poster who said you must not like Asians because you feel like the relationship Catherine has with Sean is forced. Seriously???!! Wow; that comment is plain nuts. The relationship between Catherine and Sean DOES seem a bit forced…and somewhat immature, even though Catherine seems like a lovely human being.

    But back to you and Emily: Here’s to a lifetime of happiness!!

    Comment by Heather — February 7, 2013 @ 8:53 pm

  25. Great blog as usual! Yay! So happy for you and Emily! I wish you only the very best life can bring!!

    Comment by Selena — February 7, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

  26. Congrats!!! Love reading your blog :) I really hope Tierra signs up for bachelor pad, I think it would be pure entertainment!

    Comment by Jennifer — February 7, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

  27. Don’t agree with you about Catherine. She is sweet and natural. Haven’t you notice how she removed the mascara that was loosely scattered on Tiara’s face and feeling the temperature on her forehead? That gesture was remarkable! No wonder Sean is really into her, at least that’s how I see it.

    Comment by aria — February 8, 2013 @ 12:34 am

  28. I totally disagree with you about what Catherine and Sean have. Their demeanor seems spontaneous. Sean kissing Catherine on her cheeks or forehead is not forced. That for me is sweeter than tongue kissing which may be interpreted as either love or lust. Theirs is not superficial and really digging deep.

    Comment by Anette — February 8, 2013 @ 1:03 am

  29. I am SO HAPPY for you. You are the nicest and sweetest guy and love could not have happened to a greater guy.
    Congratulations!!!
    I can’t take Tieraa anymore but she is just total entertainment. Didn’t see a connection between Sean and Sarah but I still felt so sorry for her.

    Comment by Claudia — February 8, 2013 @ 1:45 am

  30. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay! Congratulations! So happy for you! I obviously don’t know you but you seem so sweet and genuine and down to earth. I wish you and Emily all the best!

    Thanks for another awesome recap! You were hilarious and on point as usual! I have to admit though I still really like Des.

    Comment by Michelle — February 8, 2013 @ 6:55 am

  31. Congratulations Michael and Emily! I wish you a lifetime of love, happiness, prosperity & good health together.

    I don’t agree with you about Catherine. IMO her behavior doesn’t seem forced. She’s VERY young, but seems to be one of the most grounded in the house. The part of it I felt was forced was Sean’s behavior. Sean seems like he may enjoy the fun & adventurous stuff every so often, but he’s way too vanilla and conservative, and I don’t think that’s the real Sean. Just my opinion! I think she’s too spirited for him on a day-to-day basis and would grow bored.

    Comment by Jessie — February 8, 2013 @ 7:07 am

  32. I literally laughed out loud at “…kingless, small castle…schmer.” I also loved your comments about Tierra.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement to Emily! You have always been one of my favorite guys in the Bachelor franchise and it makes me so happy to see that you’ve found love. Wishing you two all the best in the future!

    Comment by Deanna — February 8, 2013 @ 9:13 am

  33. Wow- congrats, Michael! I will read my issue of US Weekly in a bit- now I have your story to look forward to! Knowing you read these comments made me want to tell you congrats. Good for you, you deserve the best from what I have seen of you :)

    Comment by jillmarie — February 8, 2013 @ 11:30 am

  34. Congrats to you! I agree with all of your observations, so where does that leave us? I really don’t see a strong connection between Sean and any girl that’s there, unfortunately. I’m sure he’ll pick someone in the end but doubt it will last. I hope I’m wrong though!

    Comment by Sarah O — February 8, 2013 @ 11:46 am

  35. Finally! You’re the only one that truly calls it like it is. You put funny and sarcastic comments together perfectly with the truth. I just don’t see it with Catherine. Of course, her story was definitely sad, but that’s how she knew she wanted a family and a husband? That’s what led her to the Bachelor? Please, if anything, growing up with zero money, living in trailer parks or having a father be a general in the army constantly putting himself in danger for freedom like Des and Lindsay would lead someone to know what they want out of life. You said it perfectly – she loves the whole bachelor experience, not necessarily Sean.

    I love AshLee, Des, and Lindsay, but similar to what you said, I unfortunately think AshLee is way too intense for him. She’s already shedding tears, and from the looks of it, she tells him she loves him next week after 4 weeks of knowing him. I love how playful Lindsay is with him and I’m hoping that she’s just kind of getting the “Arie treatment” and the producers are just showing their physical connection. Sean did say in his blog they talked about how her mother kept their family together while the father was in Afghanistan. Let’s hope they show more!

    Congrats on the engagement!! Best wishes.

    Comment by Ashley — February 8, 2013 @ 12:27 pm

  36. Congratulations Michael!! I hope you both are very happy! And I love your blog!

    Comment by Heather — February 8, 2013 @ 5:36 pm

  37. Congratulations! You’ve always been one of my favorites. Bachelor Pad 2 was hard to watch, and its nice to see you found your happy ending!

    Comment by Sarah — February 8, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

  38. I literally am so emotional over your engagement. I couldn’t be happier for you. You found your match and you deserve it! Much love to you both bring her to Toronto , I want more music ASAP.

    Comment by Alexa — February 8, 2013 @ 6:10 pm

  39. Congrats on engagement. LEt loyalty get you through the tough times of marriage.

    Comment by Another Lesley — February 8, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

  40. Congratulations! I love reading your blog every week about shaun’s journey to find love and am so glad you found it as well. I wish you and your fiancee a lifetime of happiness and God bless!

    Comment by Rebekah — February 8, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

  41. Who is shaun?

    Comment by Nancy — February 8, 2013 @ 9:45 pm

  42. Tears. Happy tears. I am SO happy for you!!!!!

    Comment by nina — February 9, 2013 @ 12:18 am

  43. You’re soooo sweet. Congratulations I’m so glad for you.
    And about the recap: Aye! Totally agree! (I’m so agreeable haha, it’s not because I don’t want to argue, it’s because I like you and love is blind!)

    Comment by Lam — February 9, 2013 @ 12:32 am

  44. Hi Michael, just want to send a huge congrats your way and Emily’s way! I’ve been rooting for you ever since BP2 (I didn’t watch Jillian’s season) but i have to say that you’re one stand-up guy, and that Emily is a very lucky girl! Best wishes to you both :D

    Comment by Gee — February 9, 2013 @ 5:57 am

  45. Congrats michael! Soo happy for you and emily! I have enjoyed watching you on tv and reading your blogs over the years! Ou are veey entertaining and funny. I love how sweet and genuine you are and wish you and emily the very best! I love hearing a love story come true! :)

    Comment by Courtney — February 9, 2013 @ 8:07 am

  46. Congrats! Very Very exciting. Looking forward to the pictures :) Any info on who I can get in touch with to get the rest of my tshirts I ordered? Love them, and need to share the others I ordered and that have been misplaced …. Make it a great week!

    Comment by Mandy W — February 9, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

  47. CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL!!!!!!

    Like you said, I’ve been watching you on TV for 3 years and although I am completely jealous and upset that I am not the Emily you proposed to, I am so happy you found love, because you deserve it!

    About this weeks episode, I agree with everything you said about Catherine. She just seems too giddy and hyper I don’t see a real emotional connection between them. I feel like she is all talk. My favorites are also Lesley and Desiree. I’m not really feeling Lindsay but I think I still have a bad taste in my mouth from her first impression.

    Thank you for writing these blogs, theyre hilarious and sometimes make my week. PLEASE go on tour soon, I would love to meet you and hear your music live.

    congrats again on the engagement :)

    - Emily

    Comment by Emily M. — February 10, 2013 @ 2:07 am

  48. Congrats on your engagement!!!! I’m so glad you finally found your happily ever after!!! And as always, your blog was great fun and I really enjoy reading it every week!!

    Comment by Amy — February 11, 2013 @ 5:11 pm

  49. I work at the boathouse in Lake Louise and I was there during filming. A rescue boat came and picked up Tierra and drove her back to the boardwalk (where you saw the people carrying Tierra). Although I would have preferred if the made her swim back.

    Comment by B — February 11, 2013 @ 7:01 pm

  50. Love your blog! Congratulations to you. I wish you two much happiness for your whole lives!

    Comment by Sarah — February 12, 2013 @ 9:11 am

  51. After reading this blog I just can’t not comment! Michael, I’ve been watching you and rooting for you since Jillian’s season, including that heartbreaking bachelor pad season. I’m so glad that you’ve finally found love! So happy for you! Congrats! Emily is a lucky girl.

    Comment by Ling — February 12, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

  52. you two are the SHIT together. love you guys!

    Comment by Claire, your wife — February 12, 2013 @ 6:12 pm

  53. Congratulations on your Engagement.

    Still not seeing it with Catherine even after the 1 on 1 date. Sure they had fun together, but it didn’t seem any different than any of the other dates with the other girls. Her comment about at 12 years old she knew all she wanted was to get married and have a family, along with most of her ITM’s don’t come across as being sincere. They seem forced or scripted.

    Comment by Cindi — February 13, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

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