There may be a contradiction in that title for certain men and women. Yes I watched more episodes than I missed of the Bachelorette. This is a fact that I do not scream from the rooftops for all my friends to hear. however I do write an article on the internet. Go figure.
Let me preface the rest of the article by saying I would not have watched the show if my wife had not been so enthusiastic about it. She kind of forced my interest. I do watch the Bachelor with her as well but somehow that seems more manly since you are watching 25 attractive girls vying for the affection of just one dude instead of the other way around.
That being said the finale of the Bachelorette was a shocker for most. the beauty DeAnna Pappas picked the professional snowboarder Jesse Csincsak (no that is not a typo).
It was a rather satisfying finish for myself since Jesse is a guy’s guy. Jason Mesnick, the runner up if you will, was the pretty boy.
Jason was actually one swell guy. he did come with baggage that included a divorce and a young son. that is par for the course nowadays and I really do not think it played much in DeAnna’s decision.
My wife was in shock when the DeAnna’s choice became apparent. She was highly disappointed that she did not pick the cute one.
As far as I am concerned DeAnna deserves kudos for that decision. it is not all about looks.
At times Jesse was awkward and appeared nervous as he went outside of his comfort zone in what appeared to be an honest attempt to do what it would take to impress DeAnna. that to me showed sincere interest and desire. that says much more than some smooth operator who uses the same lines that he has used countless other times with countless other women.
Sure Jesse bumps fists instead of shaking hands, and uses words like rad. He’s 26, he’s a snowboarder, who cares?
Jason certainly would have offered stability, security, love and a hefty 401k. Jesse offered a little of the unpredictable, a little excitement, love, and more than a reasonable shot at financial security.
I can not fault her for her decision. Ultimately it is each person’s decision who they pick to hopefully spend the rest of their lives with. it has nothing to do with us or what we think.
The moral of this story is, you can’t judge a book by its cover.
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1. BACK TO SCHOOL — COOL!
Johnny Depp walked away from “21 Jump Street,” the television series that made him a teen idol back in the 1980s. But word is that he has a role — more than a cameo, less than a co-star — in the new “21 Jump Street” remake starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Opens Friday, March 16.
2. R&B IN THE HOUSE (OF BLUES)
Boyz II Men brings its signature ballads and harmonies to House of Blues Friday, March 16. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8:30 show. $35-$50, East Fourth Street and Euclid Avenue, Cleveland; houseofblues.com.
3. FROM BOOK TO SCREEN
In honor of “Dr. Seuss’ the Lorax” landing in theaters, Fandango asked its readers which Dr. Seuss book Hollywood should adapt next. the answer? “Green Eggs and Ham,” by a mile. for now, enjoy the animated environmentally minded story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. in theaters now.
4. DIG IN TO MEAT LOAF
” ‘Hell in a Handbasket’ is the most personal record I’ve ever made,” Meat Loaf says about his latest studio album. Patti Russo joins Meat Loaf for a duet on “California Dreamin,’ ” and Trace Adkins, Lil Jon and mark McGrath are heard on “Stand in the Storm.” $12.99, out Tuesday, March 13.
5. ‘TEMPTATION’ REVISITED
Martin Scorsese’s controversial film “The Last Temptation of Christ” comes out in a Criterion-edition Blu-ray, with location production footage shot by Scorsese, an interview with composer Peter Gabriel and commentary from Scorsese and Willem Dafoe. Available Tuesday, March 13. $39.95; $31.96, Criterion price; criterion.com.
6. INTENSE THRILLER
An out-of-work hit man who failed at his last assignment gets a second chance — this time involving three targets. “Kill List,” one of the most buzzworthy films at last year’s SXSW Film Festival, screens at the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinemathque at 8:40 p.m. Thursday, March 15, and 8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18. $5-$9; 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland; cia.edu/cinematheque.
7. EVERY ROSE HAS ITS THORN
Online bloggers say that Ben Flajnik is sure to make Courtney Robertson his final pick when “The Bachelor” wraps up. But you know what they say — it’s not over till the last rose is given on “The Bachelor” finale, 8 p.m. Monday, March 12. It’s followed by “The Bachelor: after the Final Rose” at 10:01 p.m. Both are on WEWS Channel 5.
8. ‘MUSIC OF THE NIGHT’
Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess– both stars of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love never Dies,” the sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” — portray the Phantom and Christine in a lavish 25th-anniversary mounting of “Phantom.” the long-running Broadway show comes to “Great Performances” at 7 Sunday night, March 11, on WVIZ Channel 25.
9. CLEVELAND’S GOT THE BLUES
Bobby Bland, Sir Charles Jones, Shirley Brown and others headline the 5th annual Cleveland Blues Festival, 8 p.m. Friday, March 16, $49.25-$56.50; State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare; playhousesquare.org.
10. ART ABOUT ART
American playwright John Logan’s drama “Red,” about painter mark Rothko, played Broadway in 2010 starring Alfred Molina as the artist. now the Cleveland Play House will put its own spin on “Red,” running Friday, March 16, through Sunday, April 8. $49-$69; Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare; playhousesquare.org.