The Bachelorette Week 1

I always go back and forth on whether or not to blog the the first night of the Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and apparently an upcoming Bachelor Winter Olympics(?).  I always feel like I owe each contestant a chance (not to mention it’s the first black Bachelorette!!!). But it’s up to them how long I stay around. And I’m really hoping that Rachel keeps me around longer than Nick Viall (barf).

But I really do have a good feeling about this season. Maybe it’s because I have the privilege of casting judgement with the company of a good glass of Will You Accept this Rosé?, courtesy of Personal Wine. They found my blog and thought some #RoseAllDay might help get those creative juices pumping 😉

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Speaking of creative juices, I do want to propose few questions that I’ve been pondering and I’m the rest of Bachelor Nation wants to know too. So Chris Harrison if you’re watching, feel free to comment below.

  1. Does ABC pay for the outrageous entrance shenanigans or is that an out of cost expense for each contestant on the first night of The Bachelorette?  Because wouldn’t everyone parachute in or have Beyonce perform their walk up song as they exit the limo? I mean, if ABC would pay for me to ride in on an elephant, I would definitely ride in on an elephant. No brainer.
  2. Who gets to decide each contestant’s official “profession”? Is that what they wrote on their original application or is their a think tank of intelligent professional who decide that “Tickle Monster” is the best embodiment of said contestant’s resume? And speaking of Tickle Monster-Am I the only one who feels like they should be reexamining his background check? #StrangerDanger
  3. Are my tax dollars paying for that ambulance to escort the contestant that I can’t remember the name of? 

For the next few episodes (assuming I last that long), I will be featuring a few guys who I think you will probably know their names by the end of the season. There is no reason to highlight everyone. Just the ones who you will be watching on Bachelor in Paradise in a few short months.

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Josiah – “Prosecuting Attorney”

If you missed Josiah’s promo, it’s truly moving. His brother committed suicide and he found him. It ultimately resulted in him looking to the streets for an older brother figure and getting caught up in some bad stuff. Luckily, someone spoke truth into his life and reminded him was better than this.  Now he’s killin’ it with the “See you later, litigator” dad jokes and law degree.  I’m already campaigning #JosiahforBachelor. Too soon?

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Fred – “Executive Assistant”

He’s from Dallas (1 point Fred). He walked up and showed Rachel his school picture in his yearbook from 3rd grade. And then flipped a few pages. And there was Rachel Lindsay’s 8th grade picture. She admitted to immediately recognizing him as “the bad boy” she had to reprimand in school. And not in 50 Shades of Grey kinda’ way. Do we think she can get over his past? Only time will tell…

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Bryan – “Chiropractor”

He stole the first kiss and the first impression rose on the first night of The Bachelorette. Coincidence? I really want to think it’s totally because they had a deep emotional connection.  But then again, wasn’t he speaking Spanish? So close, Rachel.

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Lucas – “Whaboom”

Of course he’s staying. Who else would we talk about all season? Say what you will about him, but I just can’t wait to see him and Corinne unite forces in Bachelor in Paradise. Two peas in a pod hot tub.

Well, I really don’t feel like diving into any more contestants (mainly because I can’t remember anyone else’s name). So I’ll leave you with a couple of thoughts after night one.

  1. My husband admitted this actually might be an entertaining season… are pigs flying?
  2. I’m already praying that Rachel doesn’t pull an Andi Dorfman and give up a law career to promote Sugar Bear Hair on Instagram.
  3. Maybe my favorite part of the show was the opening scene where the grandma hugs her and gives her the most sage advice I’ve ever heard: “Don’t sleep with everyone”. Preach.
  4. And to the guy who admitted that he’s most disappointed about leaving after night 1 because he “had a lot of good outfits that he won’t get to wear on national television”, I applaud you.

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Cheers, Erin

Thank you Personal Wines for sponsoring this post.  As always, all opinions are my own.

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