It seems these days that I have fallen off the face of the earth. School has been consuming all of my time and I feel like it has been quite a while since I have even typed into the browser www.wordpress.com. And indeed it has.

I am on spring break! which is why I sit before you know writing this blog. I have been compiling a list of topics that I have been wanting to write about so that when this time came, I would be able to catch up on what I have been meaning to do for a while now.

First, of course, is The Bachelor. We all now know who Jake picked: Vienna. Jakes seems to really be happy so I really do not have much to say about the finale. I was just sad to see Tenley go, but she had so much class with the way that she left. Jason and Molly’s wedding was fabulous! I love them together and their wedding was so beautiful…it gave me lots of new and wonderful ideas for when my big day comes! Lastly, I am really excited for Ali to be the new bachelorette! She will be fantastic and I am awaiting May to come around so that I can fill my Mondays with the bachelorette once again.

On my spring break I have many things planned:

1. read recreationally. I have many books that I have been wanting to read, including one that I have been in the middle of since January.

2. Sleep. I have been rather sleep deprived these last few weeks and it will be fabulous to catch up.

3. Blog! Like I said before, I have several topics that I have been wanting to share and I am excited I finally get to get back into a blogging groove (if I was ever in one).

It feels great to be back and I will keep up on here for as long as I can. Once spring break is over I may fall of the face of the planet again, but come summer, I will return!

Have a great day!

This week on The Bachelor was quite an eventful one, with not as much drama. I loved the hometown dates and the families were all pretty normal, which I think may be a first. My favorite hometown was probably Tenley’s. He was sooo awesome with her family and it was really sweet how much they connected with him. My least favorite, if you can guess, was Vienna’s; although I though that it was comical because it was very different from the rest of them. The dog, I must say, was ridiculous. I was really sad about Ali leaving, I really like her and I was shocked by the fact that she acutally left because of how much he was asking her stay….That would be a really hard decision to make, though. Personally I think that I would have stayed. Although it was sad, it was also really admirable of her because sometimes people come on these shows and they just throw themselves at the bachelor/bachelorette and it seems they will do anything. She will find someone eventually though, she seems like a really likeable girl who can meet people easily. I think this may be my shortest review yet…It is hard to remember what happened on the episodes when you procrastinate.

On sort of that same note, my head feels like it is going to explode. Spring semester is in full swing on only the second day and I am feeling very overwhelmed. Luckily I have a nice long five day weekend, which should give me a good amount of time to get caught up on the amazing amount of work that I have to do before next Wednesday.

In other news, I am super excited for a dance audition that I will be attending on Friday! I have not danced in so long and it is going to be really nice to get out there and do it again. It is just for fun for a show that PLU has in April. I am really looking forward to it and I will most definitely let you know how it goes.

Lastly, I am sorry that I have not posted any book reviews yet. Last week I finished another book and I am half way though another one (so I owe you a few reviews)! No worries though, I will try to find some time this weekend and hopefully I can inspire someone out there to read the wonderful books I have been enjoying lately! I hope that everyone has a great ending to their week!

This week on The Bachelor was another drama filled one (aren’t they all?)! I liked how they did the dates, the group dates get overwhelming and the individual dates let us (and Jake) get to know the girls better. Tenely and him were so cute on their date…I think that they are a great match for eachother. I was sad that Corrie had to go home because their date went pretty well, minus a few awkward parts, and they would be a good match as well. He had to boot someone and their relationship was definitely the least developed. The two-on-one date was amazing! I love Gia so I was disappointed that she did not get a one-on-one date but she made the most out of their situation and I think that they probably got sufficient time together, especially since there was not a rose at stake. Vienna still acted like there was. I could not believe that she went looking for them when they were having their together time and then went and saw him when he was in bed. She will stop at nothing to get attention and I think that is what she loves most about this. She gets so much attention and she doesn’t care whether it is good or bad. I enjoyed Ali’s date with him too. They are really cute together and I can tell that she is being really honest with him all the time, about the Vienna situation as well as just her personality in general. She doesn’t hold anything back, but she is classy about it. I don’t really have much else to say except next week looks like it is going to be amazing!
I hope everyone has a great week and I will try to make an effort to post something else before the next bachelor. I am finally done with my J-term class so I am on vacation for a week. I should get some good reading done and get some book reviews up!

This week on The Bachelor was quite an eventful one. I really like that they went on a road trip; it is different than anything that they have ever done and it gave them more of a real life experience, especially the date that Gia had with Jake. Speaking of which, Gia is my new favorite. I did not like her in the beginning, mostly because I judged her as a model and then she started to come out of her shell and after last night I realized she is really awesome and Jake should take note. They were really cute together and their date was so perfect! She really impressed with the fact that she is so much a city girl but she just had a really good time doing country girl stuff…plus I though it was funny that she wants a pig. The group date was an entirely different story. I was a bit skeptical of the sand boarding…you would get sand EVERYWHERE and I am not quite sure how I would feel about it. It looked really fun though! A funny quote from that date was when Vienna said, “You can have 30 minutes in the dune buggy with him, I don’t really care because I am going to marry him.” Very funny. While talking about Vienna, I could not believe that when he asked to go talk with her she said that she wanted to be last. How rude! Especially since he actually wanted to talk to her at that time and she was selfish and said no. The two on one date was crazy, as they always are. I felt like Ella would have been a really great match for Jake, but what do I know?! Once he sent her home though I knew that he was going to send Kathryn home, mostly because Ella was such a better match that I figured he wasn’t going to keep Kathryn either. The best shot of the entire season was when he threw the rose in the fire after that date…the cherry on top of a so far cheesy season! I loved it though. I also loved that all of the girls thought that Vienna was going to go home..he likes her so much, obviously. Why else would he keep her through all of the bad things that the girls are saying about her? Additionally, I think that he gives people the boot when they talk bad about her. Jessie was already most likely going home because she hasn’t really been close or open with him but I think that what she said about Vienna was really the last straw, the deciding factor, if you will. That is really the conclusion of what I have to say about this week’s episode. I am looking forward to next week, as usual.

I hope everyone has a great day!

This week was a dramatic week on the Bachelor! I enjoyed it very much, although I have started to like girls that I never really noticed and not liking other girls…First, was the one on one date with Vienna. The bungee jumping part was really sweet with them both afraid of heights and Vienna comforting him. Their first kiss was also very sweet yet a little cliche, especially since it was already done on the season with Jason and his bungee jumping date with Molly (there seems to be a lot of similarities between this season and the season with Jason). However, there is something about Vienna that just rubs me the wrong way. She is definitely not my favorite. Second was the group date. This date was very interesting and I think that it ended appropriately. I don’t think that anyone really deserved a rose and if they did it should have been Tenley, who I really like. I also think that it was appropriate for Michelle to go home. Her jokes were terrible and she already had her things packed, she was really asking for it. Even though it was nice to see her go, there were many memorable quotes from her tonight, “I am not desperate”, “I am here to find love and everybody…certain people knew that I was the one”, and finally, after everything, “Jake just is not right for me.” Oh what a night. I loved the one on one date with Ella (another flashback to the season with Jason and the single mom Stephanie). Her son was really adorable and she is just a really nice person. She is definitely one of my favorites. It was awesome that they got to get in the water with the trainers and they got to go in with the penguins, just a really awesome date. The rose cermony was something else. I am glad that Jake did not keep Elizabeth around because she really was such a tease. All she did when she was with him was talk about how much she wanted to kiss him but how much she really didn’t want him to kiss her but she wanted him to kiss her and then she would tease him about how much she wanted to save the kiss but she really wanted to kiss him….and around and around we go. It was her time to go tonight. Poor Valishia, I didn’t even know who she was when the ceremony was over. I also saw on abc.go.com a preview for tonight’s show in which Tenley said to Jake that she was pregnant….hmmmmm, interesting. First of all, that didn’t happen, and second of all, it was the part when she was telling him that she had previously been married. There has been so much deceit on the show this season with the producers of the show, it makes me sad. Anyway, that is really all that I have to say about this week’s episode, can’t wait until next week!

On another note, I am super excited for the olympics to start. Mostly to see my love Apolo Ohno. I loved him on the last olympics and when he was on Dancing With The Stars. I saw this commercial today and it made my heart sing! Go Apolo! Go here to see the commercial!

My opinion has definitely changed from last weeks episode of the bachelor. First, Jake is just such a nice guy. I loved when Christina was getting her picture taken and he could tell she was uncomfortable so he just worked his way in and made her feel 100% better (plus the part when she was drunk was hilarious). This improved my decision about him right away. Not that I ever thought that he was a bad guy, I just didn’t think he was right for the bachelor, he is too nice and somewhat naïve. After this, Ali went on her date with Jake and I just have to say I love her. I also loved the bit with Chicago (and that song!).  She seems like a really sweet person and she had an obvious spark with Jake. They make a really cute couple and I enjoyed watching their date, mostly because she just seems so awesome. I also enjoyed the second group date except there wasn’t really anybody from that group that I particularly favored. Ashleigh seems like she is a really happy and positive person and whenever she talked she just seemed so full of life, which is refreshing at the least; it was a bummer she got sent home. I thought it was funny when they were in the limo an she said “Oh, imagine your first kiss under the fireworks.” But Elizabeth and Jake weren’t kissing….kind of ironic. I don’t really have any comments on what happened wit h Rozlyn…it was weird and sad and disappointing but I think that there is more to the story. I wasn’t really shocked at who got sent home, the few people that I like are still around. Just a thought…I wonder if Christina took a pack of her jelly beans when she left?

I saw a preview for Dear John during the show and I cannot wait for it to come out. I previously read the book and I loved it. I think that the movie will be great!

That is all for today, hope everyone has a great day!

Tonight was the season premiere of The Bachelor and the network is now calling it “The Bachelor On the Wings of Love”. I have to disagree. I was a bit skeptical of their decision to cast Jake as the new bachelor and I am still unsure of how this season is going to turn out but I am a little disappointed in the women that were picked for the show. I was sad that the only 2 girls that I liked were sent home, and they were both pilots, which I found interesting. I just wanted to write a little bit about my impressions of the show and find out if the avid watchers out there agree. Mostly I am just procrastinating unpacking my stuff from home. I have returned to school and tomorrow is the first day of J-term, which should be interesting. I am taking a philosophy class that I have previously stated as a class that I do not need to take. It is philosophy of creation and evolution which I think will be pretty entertaining none the less. Since I am only taking one class and only working two days a week, I am hoping that I will have some time for recreational reading. I know that once spring semester starts, pathophysiology will be life, as I plan to start studying for it before the term even starts (it is reputably the hardest class in nursing school at PLU). I received some books for Christmas and I have a couple of books that I have had for quite some time that I have been wanting to read. The books I would like to read by the end of January are as follows:
1. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner. I am about half-way finished with this book and I am loving it.
2. Catching fire by Suzanne Collins. This is the sequel to the Hunger Games and I have been waiting for the time to read this book.
3. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. My sister gave me this book for Christmas and she said that it was really good so I am also looking forward to this one.
4. Last but certainly not least, Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin. This is the same author as Something Borrowed and Something Blue, which I really enjoyed so I am hoping this book will be great as well.
That is a lot to accomplish in four weeks but I think that I can do it. I plan to update you on my progress and give you a review of the books and what I thought of them.
I have so many things that I want to write about from my break but that will have to wait for another day (hopefully tomorrow) along with a report on how my first day back to reality went. Right now I need to get my booty motivated and finish unpacking…7:30 is going to come early tomorrow morning.