Bachelor Week 3: How did we get here?

So now that I’ve done my link-ups for the day, let’s talk about something that we all care about and that would all make us bond 20% faster than a blog link up (kidding but not)… The Bachelor. Week 3.

Here are my notes/questions/comments/concerns/WTF moments:

Let me get this straight. Sean is vocal about being a “born-again virgin”…but he’s ok with allowing millions of women to fantasize about him by making sure each episode opens with a montage of his shirtless muscles followed by a steamy shower? Really? Really?

Born-again virgin? Mmm…doubtful.


This show ONLY works because everyone is CONSTANTLY DRUNK. If I took a shot every time there was a screen shot where someone WASN’T holding a drink, I would never take a shot, basically. Also, they’re always by a BEACH. Give me a constant supply of alcohol, a sexy man, and the beauty of a beach and of course I can fall in love in 9 weeks. Durrr.


Why do these girls get all freaked out about group dates? Ladies, you have watched this show before. You KNOW group dates are part of the gig. Why are you surprised you’re going on one? Why add extra stress to your life by bitching about something you can’t change? Group dates have been here, are here, and will continue to be here all season long. Get over it.

Also…”this volleyball game is THE most important moment of my life?” Really? I’m going to play that clip back to you on your wedding day (which FYI, most likely will not come from this show), or when your first child is born, or when you get that next job promotion. And…how does watching 20 women play volleyball help Shawn pick his wife???


Is it just me, or are the girls this episode INSANE? It’s week three and they’re already talking about how in love they are? And crying because they don’t get to spend more time with him? You’ve had how much interaction with him at this point…30 minutes…tops? You are not IN LOVE with him, he is not “EVERYTHING I’VE EVER DREAMED OF IN A HUSBAND.” How could you POSSIBLY tell if he is everything you ever dreamed of in a husband after 30 minutes?


How much must it suck to have gone through years of schooling, only to be the producer who has to drive across the country and get a stupid dog for 45 seconds of camera time?

Also, remember, having one arm doesn’t prevent her from falling in love…though it is 90% of what she talks about.


Here’s how I feel about Sean’s comment to Kacie B: “why are you even getting involved in these things?” I’m sorry Sean, but she LIVES with these crazy women 24/7. What would you like her to do? Sit in her bedroom, door locked, and solely think about you, your abs, and your potential relationship? Realistically, she’s going to get involved in drama because realistically, she’s not just there to sit and think about you every second of every day. Over it.


Departure scenes: Please, women, stop crying hysterically. knew him for THREE WEEKS. The worst was when that woman starts bawling and takes Sean’s rejection as a personal commentary on her readiness for marriage. “I guess marriage just isn’t in the cards. I thought I was open to love, but maybe I need to reassess.” Babe, there is NOTHING wrong with you. You couldn’t find love in front of 26 other fighting women and 90 camera crewmen? You’re fine. Don’t take it personal.


And finally…my biggest gripe with the last episode…AshLee. Dont’ get me wrong–love ‘er. Great gal. But it made my mouth drop open, eyes bulge, face burn when she told Sean her adoption story and then during her little off-camera monologue talks about how wonderful it felt that he “didn’t respond negatively and didn’t condemn her.” What? How can anyone respond negatively to you sharing that story? Or being adopted? What the hell.

P.S. Do you think any season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette has ever been subjected to a mid-season lip herpes break out? He just kissed like..20 girls in one week. That is some serious germ-spreading.


Get to know me!

Linking up with A Complete Waste of Makeup for Sunday Social! This week’s topic is a great chance to get to know some new bloggers!

This Weeks Questions: Lets Reintroduce ourselves shall we?

1. What is the name of your blog? How long have you been blogging? The Unreal Life. The name comes from my friend Ellen, who usually after every single time I tell her something going on in my life exhales a long, drawn-out “unrrrreal.” I have been blogging for 7 months.

2. Why do you blog? Honestly? I think I’m super entertaining. Also, I had NOTHING to do after graduating in May and needed a new hobby! I love writing and thought I’d try something new. I started the “sociol musings” category because I really missed my sociology classes at college and the chance it gave me to talk about interesting topics every week. Since I don’t have my wonderful classmates and professors anymore, I needed a new space to ramble about these sociological issues.

3. What is the first blog you ever followed? A Complete Waste of Makeup

4. What is your favorite post you wrote in 2012? My first post ever…The 5 Assholes You’ll Date in College. I think it’s the perfect introduction to my sassy side. But I also really like Monogamous Mono Man, Letter to a vet and any of my “sociol musings” posts.

5. What are your blogging goals for 2013? Grow the number of people who read my blog. Find a way to get to know other bloggers and increase viewing, without turning it into a day-by-day diary of my life. Post more regularly.

6. Top 3 favorite blogs to follow?

Gridiron Lipstick

Tales of My Fairytale

And then we saved


Thanks for getting to know me!

Sunday Social

5 Reasons to Kick Assholes to the Curb

That’s right ladies, I’m preaching it. And as a hard-core bad-boy junkie now recovered–it’s my right. And you need to hear it. Most girls go through it, and if they’re lucky it’s just a phase. As much as I love assholes for the blog material they provide, I’m kicking my bad habit to the curb. I deserve better, and you deserve better. So here’s the top 5 reasons you should stop dating assholes:



Sure, an asshole will get you drunk and make sure you have a good time…for an hour or two. But a nice boy will make sure you have a good time AND that you don’t have a hangover the next day. That’s like returning 8 hours of your life to you that you would spend remorseful, hungover, sleeping and depressed at your poor life choices.



Because you deserve this:

“Soldier” by Gavin DeGraw…if you haven’t heard it yet…do yourself a favor and listen…

And not this:

“Better with the Lights off”




You deserve this:

handwritten letters

and not this:




You deserve pictures of this in your inbox:


and not this:

Fish they just killed…

(That’s a true story right there guys. I really did have an ex who would send me pictures of every single fish he caught. Sweet, but…you know, I like fur to scales…)




You deserve this:

Flowers at work!

Flowers at work!

Not this:

A giant bar tab….


Do it ladies! Life is short, don’t waste your time on people who don’t appreciate all your awesomeness and quirkiness.