Michael Stagliano’s Bachelor Pad Blog: Episode 2

Holy Ribbons and Mosquito’s Batman… This Episode was BANANAS!!!

(Wow, that was a lot of intended puns)

What is up, readers of this blog.  As always, thank you for stopping by!  I hope the next several paragraphs relieve you of some time at work, or at the very least help you to forget about the stresses of life, and offer an escape.  Speaking of escape…from the loony bin (OH!):  The Twins actually start this episode off with a taste of what is to come, nay, a preview of the absolute DISASTER that awaits us towards the end of the episode… Let’s dive in!  Shall we?

My first observation as they walk around in their matching pink dresses is that I cannot believe their WPM (words per minute). They very much remind me of chipmunks… only I don’t ever remember seeing a chipmunk cry.  The conversation revolves around how often Erica called Brittany a slut, 4 times it seems (or was it three? Four?), and how Erica denies it outright, then admits to it, says she is sorry…they make up, hug, and arm-in-arm skip back into the mansion.  Again, only a taste of things to come…but a storm brews on the horizon… and we are headed right for it.

Waking up the next morning, I don’t know if you caught this… But, Chris Harrison asked if I was, Ok.  I answered, “No” haha.  Truth is, I had a really hard time getting out of bed that day.  Over the last 4 days I had slept about 12 hours total…I was positive I was getting sick: glands swollen, sore throat, coughing… yikes.

But, my spirits were lifted… hahaha, oh that’s not true; once I found out the challenge was going to be RHYTHMIC gymnastics.

Some funny things to point out:

1.  Erica (twin) was competing that day, Brittany was LITERALLY SO HUNG OVER…she couldn’t stand there and listen to the rules.  We were in the middle of filming, Chris was explaining how the challenge was going to work…and without saying anything she was walking back into the mansion.  Hilarious!

2. Honestly, the guys were AWESOME.  Much like last year during synchronized swimming…SURE…at first we were all thinking…wait what?  We are doing what? And we are wearing…WHAT!?!?  But as is the case with most men, and sports… we immediately got competitive.

Bless their hearts, our coaches were 16 and 17 years old… and they were just NOT ready to handle grown men.  They were incredibly skilled gymnasts but when it came to ‘choreo’, and teaching us the routine it just WAS NOT HAPPENING.  Because I have a lot experience with choreographing I actually ended up coaching the guys, in a way, after they all asked me to step up and help.  I don’t bring that up to toot my own horn, it just shows that the guys really did want to win (beat the girls). They were SO COOL about it.  We had a BLAST!  Obviously we LAUGHED the entire time, but the guys were very focused and devout in learning the moves and sticking the routine…

The girls (insert Borat voice): Not so much…

Two things you didn’t see:

1. During the girls attempt (keyword: attempt), there was a moment when Sarah and Rachel got their ribbons tied together in the middle.  The next sequence had them jump and dance towards the corners of the mat, still holding the ribbon.  As they went their opposite directions, the ribbons, still tied together, made a clothes-line of course, and ended up COMPLETELY DECKING Erica as she tried to run through the middle to get to her spot.  IT WAS HILARIOUS!

2. Donna’s attempt to try that back walk over/handspring thing… was a MESS…She literally fell right on her head, knees buckled, hair flew all over the place… Oh my bronze medal…it was bad.  The guys were cracking up!

One, two, skip a few… Blakeley and I come away with the WIN.  David and Nick were absolutely close seconds in my opinion they both really stood out to me an easily could have won as well.

Date card arrives and before it does I have TWO conversations, only one of which you saw.  Erica Rose pleads her case (lawyer) and tries to persuade me to take her.  I told Erica I would keep her safe… NOT that I would take her on the date.  Those are two very different things. I meant what I said. I’m sorry if she misunderstood.

Another conversation you didn’t see, that I think was INCREDIBLY sweet:  I wanted to take Rachel and Lindzi, I had met them both before, liked them both and was romantically interested in them both.  I was planning on taking Jamie as well because she is beautiful, very kind, a nurse AND it was her Birthday!!!  Jamie very selflessly and thoughtfully pulled me aside… told me that Donna had a crush on me and that I should take her!  I thought that was incredibly sweet and decided to take Donna both to get her a Bachelor date, and because of Jamie’s recommendation :)

Our date was a BLAST!!!  The girls were so fun; as soon as we got in the limo we knew it was going to be a good night.  Such a good energy between the 4 of us, and as soon as we saw the Marquee the night just lit on fire.  Adelitas Way was SO GOOD.  The lead singer was a friggin’ rockstar and sang his ass off for us.  I did end up getting 1 on 1 time with all the girls and kissed ALL THREE of them by the end of the night.  Say what!?!?  Such a fun night, the girls were AWESOME.

I gave the rose to Rachel, simply because I felt the strongest connection to her. We shared a really good kiss and it certainly felt like the start of something… a rose was a way to make that official. :)

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