The Bachelor Recap – Seoul, South Korea

You guys, I just have to laugh at the dichotomy of my online presence right now. On one hand, I’m in the midst of a self-help bender (thanks to my friend Monica for that term because it’s PERFECT) and dousing you with all sorts of spiritual fodder here and especially on my Facebook page. (Did I mention I’m seeing a hypnotherapist who is blowing my mind right now? Much more on that later…expect a weekly update on what I like to call the Woo Woo Chronicles commencing soon.)

On the other hand, The Bachelor. THE BACHELOR. It’s like yin and yang over here, but honestly, I think a lot of us live like this. My life isn’t all meditation and soul searching – it’s also browsing Sephora and watching crappy reality television.

Kristen and I recap this week’s episode, and I think it’s clear we’ve become a bit invested. I’ve been scarred for life by a kiss and discussed it around the 7:15 mark. I mean, GROSS.

What did you think of the episode?

Oh, our latest Downton video is here if you are still following along. I’ll be honest, I’m a little bored.

  1. Rebeca

    January 29, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I am now totally addicted to you guys! Hysterical! I so wish I could come over and hang out with you 2! :)

  2. Kirsten

    January 29, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I read about your hypnotherapist and it made me ponder. I have the kind of dreams where you wake up feeling you have lived five days and all detailed and it is hard to discern what was a dream and what is a real memory, and it can be exhausting!(if that makes any sense.) I have actually googled “how not to dream”, but all the sites that came up were how to dream more lucidly!!! Anyway, I went to a hypnotherapist once, and paid the money, and maybe this is just proof I need it more, but I found myself actually making up my visualization, and felt like I didn’t really know why I was there…but, based on what you say, I would like to try again.

    Also, this blew my mind today of all days (my child’s tenth birthday):

    “Did you know that your subconscious makes up 88% of your mind, and all the core “beliefs” that run your subconscious were formed before you turned 10 years old?”

    But, then kind of made me think…which parts will he remember, I hope not just the let’s not be late to school parts….

    • whoorl

      January 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm

      Yes, as a parent, is a very scary thought, but it’s true. All of the inherent beliefs you have about the world and yourself and the way the two interact are formed before ten. And I don’t mean the day-to-day stuff…I’m talking about how someone views the world and themselves (i.e – the world is a scary place or I’m not worthy of attention or I must be perfect to be loved or it’s a weakness to accept nurturing, etc…) Totally crazy, right?

      Happy birthday to your child, by the way! :)

  3. Gia

    January 29, 2014 at 11:54 am

    This is my first season watching either the bachelor or the bachelorette and I am thoroughly enjoying feeling mortified during the awkward moments each episode. These women (and Juan Pablo) just kill me. There is a perfect drinking game somewhere here…perhaps every time someone cries? Anyways, the reason I am writing is I can’t help but notice how Juan Pablo looks cross eyed on a regular basis. I mean, he has beady little eyes already, but I revel in noticing and pointing out every time they appear crossed. Please take some time to notice it. You will probably hate me for pointing it out–all my friends do. I look forward to your next recap! Thanks, ladies!

    • whoorl

      January 29, 2014 at 12:05 pm

      HE IS TOTALLY CROSS-EYED. I think about it every episode!! Haha

  4. Erica W

    January 29, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Re: the having kids convo w/ Sharleen… I feel like we didn’t get to see all of that conversation. There’s no way he would just accept “uhhhhhhh…” as an answer, especially since he asked her 2ce. I feel like they leave parts out to encourage the drama – who knows! Also – HILARIOUS observation about Claire telling him she barfed and then kissing. Amazing.

  5. jen

    January 29, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    So glad I’m not the only one. Yoga in the morning and Real Housewives in the evening. Good times.

  6. Amanda Brown

    January 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    Right from the start I have been hesitant to board the Juan Pablo train for that very reason: the eyes! They are TOO close together on his head and it’s just not OK.

  7. Angie

    January 29, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Oh man…I’m so bored by downton. I didn’t even finish the episode that is sitting in my DVR. Yawn. Has it jumped the shark? I’m so sad cause I was late to the game and binged on seasons 1-3 in just a couple of weeks. I was so looking forward to watching in real life and now I don’t care.

  8. Maria LeCrone

    January 30, 2014 at 11:34 am

    You and Kristen’s videos make my day! My friend texts me every time a new one is up. The Bachelor recaps are SO worth it….I laugh so hard…you both are so brutally honest and on point.

  9. Danielle

    January 30, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Lo, these three days later, I am STILL confounded by Sharleen’s outfit. The romper was one thing, but the black sheer hose? The early nineties called, they want their nylons back, Sharleen.

  10. Stacey

    January 30, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I love how you talk about the yin and yang of your blogging life right now. Its so true though that we can, at the same time, appreciate crappy TV and makeup while also working on introspection. My husband always gives me a hard time about my crappy TV watching—“how can someone with a PHD (almost) watch this crap?!” he says :)