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I am having a great debate within myself.  The intellectual, grown-up side of me (quit laughing, Liz) is telling me to be strong and resist temptation.  The frivolous, immature side of me is telling to just give in. It’s just once a week. What will it hurt, after all?

What is the cause of this worrisome dilemma? Well, it’s the start of a new season of The Bachelorette, of course. I know. I know. Don’t even say it.

The commercials always begin a few weeks before the first episode. At my first glimpse of the commercial, I roll my eyes and say out loud  to whom ever is within earshot (in my best disgusted voice),”Oh geez. Not again! Another season of the stupid Bachelor/Bachelorette show! I hate how last season’s show ended. I vow to never watch it again!” And at that moment, I actually mean it.  At the next viewing of the promo commercial, I may just sneak a glance at who the “lucky”, and I use that term loosely,  bachelor/bachelorette is. By the next airing, I’m thinking about how it won’t do any harm really, to just get a peak at who the guys/girls are. That doesn’t actually mean I’m going to watch the show.

And then it happens. All of the sudden, I actually start to toy with the idea of giving the  show just one more shot. I know I shouldn’t do it. I’m fully aware that the show is ridiculous. I realize that we, as the audience, are much better at picking the right girl/guy than the actual bachelor/bachelorette is. I know that screaming “NO!” at the TV during the final proposal episode every year has absolutely no effect on the outcome of the show.

And yet, here I sit at my computer on a Monday afternoon in May, just hours away from the premier of the new season of “The Bachelorette”, still debating whether to watch it, or not. It’s a matter I must weigh carefully because I know…I KNOW…that if I dare to watch the first episode, I will once again be irrevocably, and forever-more,  sucked into the drama for yet another season.

Look at her, though! It’s Ali.

Ali Fedotowsky


Occupation: Advertising Account Manager

Hometown: Williamstown, MA

Resides in: San Francisco, CA

The bachelorette is cute little Ali, who I picked to win the heart of Jake last season on The Bachelor. Ali who tearfully told Jake that she had to leave the show or she would be fired from her job. Ali who then realized the error of her decision, and asked Jake to take her back and give them one more try. Ali who got told no by Jake, who then went on to pick Vienna! What! Vienna?!?! I’m still reeling over that one!

I have a love/hate relationship with this show.

I realize that by the time you read this, my decision will have already been made. Either I will have succumbed to the pull of Ali finding her true love in front of all of America, or I will have remained a strong, intelligent and sensible woman, who found the strength to finally resist the urge to watch this silly show. I guess you’ll just have to stop back by Coffee Break tomorrow to see if I’ve written a “This week on the Bachelorette” update in the featured section, OR…if I have not!


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