So the vegan donuts arrived on Saturday from Vegan Treats in Bethlehem, PA. I received a box of a half dozen (2 each of three different types of donuts), and for the first time ever treated myself to a vegan dessert. Or vegan anything for that matter. So, what’s the final verdict? They were better than I thought they’d be. Very impressed and ashamed I was so stubborn into thinking I wouldn’t like them. Am I going to become a vegan now and maybe mimic Catherine by starting my own vegan blog? Uhhhh, no. And there’s one easy, simple reason as to why: I have a soft spot for crappy food. Sorry. Too tough to resist. Not to mention what huge steak lover I am: Delmonico’s, Del Frisco’s, Bob’s Steak and Chophouse, Ruth’s Chris, III Forks, Morton’s, etc. You name it, I love it. You will never be able to drag me away from those. And not to sound morbid here, but if I ever do something in my life that puts me in the “chair,” (and by the way NZK Productions is acting, it seems like that’s exactly where they’d like me to end up someday), I will request my final meal to be a 9 oz filet, with a side of grilled shrimp, country mashed potatoes, and cream corn from any of those fine steakhouse establishments. My mouth is watering just thinking of that right now. So thank you to Vegan Treats, I enjoyed your donuts, and will not be afraid in the future to try them again.
Last season, ABC started a new trend that on Thursday of every week, rather than having one of the eliminated contestants be the one to do a conference call with the media, they are having people who were actually relevant and still competing on the show do it. Last Thursday, Sarah spoke to the media regarding the show, even though she’s still on it. As you can tell from reading, you’re not gonna get much from her in terms of cattiness and sniping at any of the other girls. Not surprising. Sarah does not seem like someone who would come on after the fact and start trashing people. Judging by her answers, you’d think that she was engaged to Sean. She liked EVERYTHING about the show. Every girl was great, the dates were amazing, the experience was awesome, blah blah blah. Although outside of Tierra, and maybe Amanda if she ever gets to do an interview, it probably doesn’t look like any of Sean’s girls are really gonna have that nasty mean streak in them to trash Sean or anyone else. Oh well. My guess though this week is Kacie will be on the conference call.
ABC announced last week that in 2 weeks, the “Bachelor” will air back-to-back new episodes on Mon. Feb. 4th & 5th. Feb. 4th will be the episode that took place in Montana, and the next night, they are going to show the episode that took place in Lake Louise, Canada. Great. Can’t wait to write columns on back-to-back nights. My head is gonna explode. This definitely clears things up, because earlier this season as I was looking ahead at the schedule, and knowing that “Dancing with the Stars” premieres Mar. 18th, there was one less Monday than there were “Bachelor” episodes. So unless they were moving something to a Sunday night again, I wasn’t sure how the season was gonna fit. Now we do. So I’m guessing this is how we can see the rest of the season play out:
Episode 4: Jan. 28th (Los Angeles)
Episode 5: Feb. 4th (Whitefish, Montana)
Episode 6: Tues. Feb. 5th (Lake Louise, Canada)
Episode 7: Feb. 11th (St. Croix)
Episode 8: Feb. 18th (Hometowns)
Episode 9: Feb. 25th (Overnights)
Episode 10: Mar. 4th (Women Tell All)
Episode 11: Mar. 11th (Finale and “After the Final Rose”)
No word yet on if the ATFR show is going to be live like it was for Emily’s season. If that’s what they decide to do again, I’m sure they’ll send out a press release sometime in February about it.
One last link to this Manti Te’o story that I thought you should read. In case you didn’t know, the full transcript of his off-camera interview with ESPN is up. It’s in this link that I’m including. The best part about this column is that it takes a more humorous approach, and, it’s actually written by a guy I know who actually attended Notre Dame and is a complete Notre Dame homer. Even he realizes how ridiculous Manti sounds. I like objectivity, and what better way to get that, than have a Notre Dame grad essentially laughing at some of Manti’s answers that still should have people scratching their head. We’ll probably never get the full story (even after he talks to Katie Couric on Thursday), but it sure is fun to speculate about. Check out this link, written by Sean Pendergast, aka the “Cablinasian,” aka “5-time, 5-time, 5-time, 5-time, 5-time Smackoff Champion,” aka “my nemesis in sports talk radio from years ago.” Great column, Sean.
A few of you emailed me after Monday’s episode and mentioned to me you could’ve sworn you saw Leslie Hughes from Sean’s season on an episode of “Happy Endings” last week. Yes, you did. That was her. When Leslie was first confirmed I told you she had a pretty extensive IMDB page, and had just recently been on that George Lopez’ reality dating show “Take Me Out.” So when I go back on that page, I see that she’s gonna be in an upcoming episode of “90210″ as a “poker dealer.” Can’t wait to see that one. Should be a doozy. But yeah, Leslie is an actress that had gigs before this show and has gigs lined up afterwards. Sooooooo that should answer any of your questions as to whether or not they’re really casting the 26 most suitable and compatible women to be Sean Lowe’s wife. They’re not. Lets begin…