Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bentley at Disney

It was so fun to have Bentley at Disney for a few days. It was great to have another set of hands free to help me out especially! I would always hand off Garrett to my mom or to Bentley. They were awesome helpers. Bentley had a little following at Disney. Whenever he took off his sunglasses he was "spotted" by fans. I was surprised at how popular he was. We were hoping he would use his fame to get us a jump on the dinner reservations, but he would not comply! Shy guy. I think everyone loved the attention but Bentley! It was lots of fun!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Last night's episode....

So last night I was looking forward to finally watching an episode of the bachelorette in a relaxed setting. I knew Bentley was off the show, so it was going to be great to get to see the other guys. Wow...was I surprised. They somehow made Bentley the center of attention AGAIN even after he left the show. Seriously! It is unbelieveable the obsession the ABC producers have with Bentley. I couldn't help but laugh everytime she mentioned Bentley's name. Now I am really starting to feel bad for Ashley and I feel like she is getting thrown under the bus by the ABC producers too. Is is not enough to throw Bentley under the bus, a random contestant... but now ASHLEY too!?!?! She is the bachelorette this season. She is suppose to be the star- not BENTLEY! This is too cruel to watch. You could tell how horribly it was edited and I know if Ashley could tell us the TRUTH (which she cannot- bc she is under contract just like ben) she would argue that they made her look so much more depressed about it than she really was. She and Bentley never even went on a 1 on 1 date during the show. They were only together for about a total of 3 hours- in group settings. That is it! And I guess if she did fall for him in 3 hours, that is probably why he left after 3 episodes. Bentley gave Hollywood a chance and he took off running as fast as his skinny little legs could carry him. Isn't it ironic that Hollywood (ABC producers) are only interested in the one contestant that is not interested in them. I guess people always want what they can't have. ABC could not "make" Bentley stay, so therefore their obsession with him began. Little did he know that he would be the most talked about contestant of the season and the worst villain of all bachelor history. When really he is the only guy that had the courage to stand up against the producers and say "no thanks" I don't want anything to do with your show/scam. I want OUT. At all costs, even if it means making me look bad in the process. Bentley was true to himself at all times. He kept his standards and most Americans do not realize this because they do not know the truth and they never will.

disclaimer : {Kaley's cut- my own thoughts and interpretations of the show}

more pics

Don't make fun of my Elmo hat....I don't know what I was thinking. I thought that maybe I would stand out in the crowd at Disney if I had a bright red hat on!!!! I didn't wear it for very long- I promise :) Of course, Grant is happy everywhere we go on this vacation!

Disney vacation

We had so much fun on our disney vacation last week. John was able to take 2 days off work and so we all headed over there on Wednesday. Bentley and Raleigh flew in town for the occasion. We stayed at the Carribean Beach Resort and it had the most amazing pirate ship pool and food court! The pool was so nice that I didn't even want to go to the parks. We ended up going to Magic Kingdom one day and then hit the water parks the 2nd and 3rd day. It was just too hot to be anywhere but the water. The boys had a blast, and I had fun playing monopoly all night with my brothers. I was so tired on this trip, but it was worth it!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Last night's episode....

Last night my whole family got together and had dinner instead of watching the "worst" episode of the Bachelorette season. We all felt pretty good about choosing to abstain. Last week when we watched the 2nd episode it took us all about 3 or 4 days to feel better about the whole thing. I remember watching the "Girl's tell all" from last season and Emily saying that every Monday night she and Brad would get in a fight and every Tuesday morning he would send her flowers. There are so many emotions that you feel as you are watching someone you know or care about. I was so upset about last weeks episode, so I quickly agreed to not watch last nights episode when Bentley asked. I am so glad I did. It is much easier to think objectively about everything when ABC doesn't drag your emotions on a roller coaster. I think I would have been an emotional mess this whole week. I have no anger, disappointment, sadness, frustration, depression -all these feelings that I had last week! I feel like my self discipline paid off. It is almost like the show didn't even happen at all for our family. Just the regular normal stuff going on. It's like all the other addictions you can have in life. One can be addicted to physical things like caffeine, coffee, chocolate, alcohol, coffee, and then there are emotional addictions that we often ignore or don't even recognize. I think that emotional addictions are the hardest to figure out and then the hardest to fix. We all have emotional tendencies- anger, sadness, depression, frustration, resentment, jealousy, revenge, etc. Now I know why reality shows are successful and they make tons of money. People connect to these characters (Bentley- the mean villian and Ashley- the insecure victim) through our own emotional addictions. Then after people watch a show like last night they feel justified in saying horrible and cruel things to people they know nothing about bc ABC just played on their "emotions". Stressful situations have a tendency to pull the worst and best sides out of us. After watching last night's episode were you a victim of ABC's emtional ride? Were you angry? Were you ticked off? Were you sad? I know that if I would have watched- I would have been, but that is only bc I am already dealing with other stressful things in my personal life right now. Maybe it would have been just the right amount of crap to throw me over the edge - and maybe I would start attacking other random people that I know nothing about. This whole process has taught me the most about myself. That I need more self discipline in my own life. That I need to be careful about ALL the words that come out of my mouth, at all times, not just if a camera is rolling (which luckily is never in my case:). Bentley is the example here of how we should NOT be in real life. But the reality is that all of us are guilty of a "Bentley" sometime or other. As Christ said, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone". There surely is no stone in my hand....

Oh and P.S... I think I am going back to watching real TV where the actors get well compensated for their jobs!
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