Much like Ashley, I’ve been on vacation the last two weeks, so I apologize that my blog is a little late. However, I wasn’t anywhere nearly as exotic (and apparently humid) as Phuket, Thailand and I certainly didn’t have 12 bachelors with me. Ashley is a lucky girl! It’s too bad she couldn’t really enjoy it because she was too busy obsessing over Bentley. If I were one of those other guys, I think my feelings would have been hurt to have to listen to her go on and on about that jerk. She said Bentley so many times, I thought he was sponsoring the show. I think she managed to disappoint the Gods as well. It poured down rain on every one of her dates. I think it was her punishment for being an idiot and not getting over Bentley and appreciating the fact that she had a room full of other men who actually wanted to be with her…but then again, the Gods turned around and rewarded her with some “magical” kisses in the rain with JP or maybe they were just trying to shut her up. On Ames’ one on one date, he mentioned that this was actually his 3rd trip to Phuket, but his first time going when he was not alone…ahhhh sad. He’s been to 70 countries! Talk about a well traveled man. Hopefully, he’s seen a lot of things and now knows exactly what he’s looking for. He managed to charm Ashley and show her a side of himself that she’d never seen before. It didn’t hurt that they had one of the most romantic and exotic dates on the show. I think he’ll be sticking around for a while. The man claws came out a bit at the cocktail party. Blake decided that he needed to take it upon himself to let Ashley know that Ryan was annoying all of the men in the house. Apparently, even though they were in desperate need of some sunshine, Ryan’s sunny disposition wasn’t exactly what they were looking for. Sadly for Wes, he was the only man sent home. I think Ashley was afraid that he wasn’t over his ex-wife or her passing. He was actually very poised…almost poetic as he described his need to move on. I don’t think Ashley is secure enough to be with Wes. She seems like the type of girl who has a need to be someone’s first and only true love. -Thailand Part Two- After an incredibly long and wet week in Phuket, Ashley takes the remaining 11 men off to Chiang Mai…a city filled with beauty, history, and monks. The first date, went to Ben F., who in my opinion looks a lot like Constantine. Maybe it’s just the haircut or their mutual soft spoken charm, but I can’t tell them apart half the time. I guess Ashley has a “type”. She had a wonderful time shopping and dining with her personal wine maker, Ben. He should just carry wine around with him, so I know the difference. The men on the group date weren’t so lucky. Ashley took them to a gym to learn muay thai boxing and made them fight…literally fight for her attention. Unfortunately for Ames, he got his bell rung. He should have spent some of his time in the gym taking some Tae Bo classes or something, but instead he steps into the ring with Mr. Sunshine, Ryan himself and gets his butt kicked…so badly that he has to go to the hospital. Poor thing wound up with a concussion. William and Ben C. get stuck on the dreaded two on one date, but we didn’t have to suffer through it for long. In what seemed like the first 10 minutes of the date, William pulls Ashley aside and tells her that Ben is ready to go home and start hitting up the online dating sites. Without even speaking to Ben about it first, she ends the date and kicks Ben to the curb. I’ve never seen anyone do that. She trusted William so completely. She didn’t even question that he may have exaggerated the truth to get Ben out of the way. It makes me think that she was just looking for a reason to send him home. Poor dude…at least he got a free trip to Thailand. I think William thought he was a sure thing after Ben’s departure, but unfortunately Ashley couldn’t find the spark they had on their first date. I think it was permanently put out after he insulted her on date two. So sad…no one came home from the two on one date. The other guys couldn’t have been more excited. Or at least they were until they showed up for the cocktail party and could tell that Ashley wasn’t herself. That girl has the worst man hangover I’ve ever seen. Bentley’s ego must be through the roof watching her pine away for him! What the hell! I mean the guy was cute…but not that cute and his personality sucked! I’m seriously starting to dislike Ashley. 3 words…GET OVER IT! Tune in next week as Bentley comes back to mess with Ashley’s head some more and screw up her chances with anyone else.
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Posted on June 23, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Updated Thursday, Jun 23 at 11:26 PM