Chris and Whitney are OVER!

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Suzanne Coleman

I know there are a few people out there who might be surprised by this, but I’m thinking that most of you are NOT.  Chris and Whitney are OVER, yes OVER!  But were they ever really together?  Who knows.  “The Bachelor” has gotten to be so hard to believe, it’s too bad.  So many of the loyal viewers are tired of the fakeness of the contestants and want to bring back the reality to the reality show.  How about someone who is truly looking for love and is a good person?  Would people still watch if it wasn’t all about looks and fun locations?  I don’t know but I challenge another network to find out, I believe it would be a successful show.  While watching contestants explore exciting locations is fun, the premise of the show is relationships and love, not lying and manipulation to get attention…

As far as this past season’s contestants, I feel bad for Chris, he seems funny and intelligent in his blog posts, yet on the show he comes across as stiff and awkward with no emotions.  Maybe he can work with someone to bring out the real him over time.

Whitney would be a perfect current Bachelorette, she is fake, fake, fake.  (Sorry girl, but I’m not going to lie.  You might lie to yourself, but I won’t enable you there.)  I’ll bet she can find herself plenty of men who like superficial girls, no problem!  The question is, will those relationships last?  I think we have some real answers to that now.

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source:  http://www.ew.com/article/2015/05/28/bachelor-chris-soules-and-whitney-bischoff-call-it-quits

They’re BAAACK! The Bachelorette “twins” make their appearance

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Suzanne Coleman

Hey everybody!  Hope you fared well since “The Bachelor” ended.  I can’t believe it’s time for “The Bachelorette” to start up already!

Tonight was the first episode, the one where the guys get out of the limos, or in this case, motorized cupcakes?  Hmm… where the heck did he get that thing anyway?  Ok, and what did you think of the “carpool?”  That was cool.  I’m not sure how comfortable that guy was wearing wet pants for the rest of the night though, what do you think?

Choosing between two girls, who then have to choose between 25 guys, an interesting premise.  I think they could really do something interesting with this idea, but it sounds like it won’t be going very far, after tomorrow’s follow-up episode, they say it’ll be just one girl.  The guys voted tonight on which one they’d rather get to know, and the other one, well, maybe she’ll be the NEXT Bachelorette?  Should we vote on that?  😉 lol

Watching these two ladies, I’m not a fan of either one.  I’m hoping the show will still be worth watching just to see what happens between all of the other people on it; relationships can be so interesting.

Britt is still SO FAKE.  I just can’t see her being happy in a relationship until she realizes who she really is.  Until then, it’s like she’s putting on a show, and I don’t even think she realizes it, but it’s getting really old (read about histrionic personality:  extra dramatic and overly sexual to get attention).

Kaitlyn seems ok, but then they replayed her jokes from last season, and they are pretty classless in my opinion, but hey, it looks like at least one guy gets her sense of humor/class.  Hope it works out for her.  Neither girl lacks in the looks department.  Kaitlyn does look at bit underweight to me though, which is concerning, especially with her ever-present anxiety issues on today’s episode (eating disorders are a type of anxiety disorder, not that I am saying that she has either).

Ok, now on to some of the crazy characters on the show.  What did you all think about “the drunk guy?”  Pretty convenient huh?  Doesn’t this make the third season with a drunk guy on it?  I think the first one was real, maybe the second one was too, but this one, seemed REALLY FAKE.  Seriously, he did not look drunk, his eyes were sharp and clear and his movements were deliberate, even when he stumbled at the pool, his glass of liquor didn’t even spill at all.  If you fell, drunk or not, wouldn’t you think you’d spill that glass?  Un huh.  And what about him going in the pool?  That brought a lot of drama the other season when a guy did that too.  Re-play much?  I guess the only thing he did that I haven’t seen done before was pat a raunchy girl on her ass.  Funny how that fits the personality she portrays in her jokes, but she wasn’t liking it on the show.  Maybe she should learn some new jokes…

And maybe the weirdest one of all, the “amateur sex coach.”  Um, whaaaa’?  Ok, that is some messed up stuff.  I hope nobody gets involved with this guy until he figures out what his issues really are.  Yikes.  Anybody who thinks a woman is a “play toy” might actually need to be playing for the other team.

So which lucky woman will get to talk to these gents again?  (Minus the drunk guy who got booted off of the show by a stern Chris Harrison.  I think for a second there Chris thought he was about to get decked when he told the guy he needed to leave!  And that guy was built too.  Good thing that that very large security guard was nearby or we might have seen Chris Harrison’s body being carried overhead through the complex and dumped into the pretty blue pool lol!)

There are a couple of guys on there that seem really decent, I look forward to watching to see more of what they’re all about.

Then we came to the end of tonight’s episode, and the answer of the big question, WHO WILL BE THIS SEASON’S BACHELORETTE?!  Well, um, maybe not.  In the last 5 minutes I realized that they weren’t going to tell us the outcome of the votes tonight.  Ugh.  It was all too “Survivor.”  Chris Harrison even quoted the show with his “I’m going to go tally the votes.”  And then he never came back and they flew back to LA while we all waited on the edge of our seats!  …  Ok, that last part didn’t happen, but it COULD HAVE!

We’ll all have to tune in tomorrow to find out who will be this season’s Bachelorette, Britt or Kaitlyn.  When the votes are counted, I think Kaitlyn will have to win for the show to have any real feel to it at all.  We’ll see!  What do you think will happen?

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The Deceivers

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Subject of facebook relationship controversy, Manti Te’o. Image courtesy of Hoosierguy Jeff.

Hearing about how Manti Te’o was deceived on facebook immediately made me think of what happened to us.  You should know, he wasn’t the only one being manipulated and lied to.  Here’s our story:

I met a woman on facebook, let’s call her Beth.  She and I became friends through a mutual friend.  Over the last couple of years we all got to know each other through facebook.

So one day out of nowhere, Beth starts writing about her poor friend’s daughter and how she was mugged and ended up in the ICU.  It was a horrible story, and it got her a lot of attention on facebook.  Everyone was so worried about her and her friend, and her friend’s child.  The dramatic story continued on facebook for a few days, until the poor girl just couldn’t fight anymore and died.

The girl’s parents (Beth’s friends) were horribly distressed, as you can imagine.  They decided to fly to Tibet and scatter their daughter’s ashes there in the mountains.  Beth posted detailed accounts on facebook of how they went there to do this.  We were told about how the girl’s ashes were ceremonially scattered and the parents felt good about doing “right by their daughter” (though I’m not sure why they had to go to Tibet to do that).  The daughters amazingness was discussed at length for a few weeks.  During this ordeal, the poor girl’s parents facebook friended many of Beth’s friends, including me, even though we had never had any real interaction with them on facebook before.

After the ashes were scattered on mountain high, there were no further posts by the girl’s parents seen on facebook at all.  Months passed with no further posts by Beth about the ordeal either.  Then we suddenly see a post saying that the father of the girl who was killed just had a heart attack in the remote mountains of Tibet.  Wait, he’s still there?  Months later?  Hmmm, that’s strange…

There was an elaborate description of how rescuers had to fly to the mountains with a helicopter to try and save him, but they were too late and he died in the mountains.  It was of course devastating for Beth.  Again we heard about how awful it was for her and the wife of the man who just died.  This went on for a few days. Then, again, silence from the wife and Beth never mentioned it again.

A month or so later, I heard from our mutual friend, through whom I had met Beth.  It was then that I found out that Beth had invented all of the drama, the daughter wasn’t attacked, wasn’t put in the ICU and didn’t die.  We are not even sure she was real at any point.  The father and mother never went to Tibet to scatter her ashes, and the father didn’t have a heart attack high up in the mountains, away from medical assistance.  Wow.

Beth had invented all of these stories, assumedly to get attention.  She had drawn dozens of people into her fake drama, making everyone feel sorry for her and her friends, and upsetting many people.  She had created fake profiles for the girl, her mother and her father and used them to friend her friends to create an entire web of lies.  Once it was discovered, there was a big uproar about all of her deceptions and about how many people she had affected with them.  There were theories about whether or not she was crazy, a pathological liar, or just someone who wanted attention and didn’t know how to get it in a healthy way.  We really don’t know the answers to those questions.

Once she was found out and confronted, she apologized for her schemes, but it just served as a reminder to be careful with whom you interact in this world.  You never really do know anyone, even the people you know in person.  There is always the chance you are dealing with a psychopath.  There are many people who will do whatever it takes to get them what they want or need, and they don’t care if they hurt anyone else in the process.

Manti Te’o is surely much more famous than any of us, but we all fell into a similar trap of someone’s lies and deceit.  If it hasn’t happened to you yet, that’s great, I hope it never does.  Let this story serve as a warning to you to be on your toes; it really is happening to lots of people out there, it is real, so be careful.

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