The Bachelorette 2012-Emily Dumps Brad, Seeks New Partner

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So It begins for Bachelorette Emily Maynard and this promises to be an interesting Bachelorette season.
Emily was Brad Womack's choice for his bride during Brad's SECOND season of The Bachelor.  If we can agree on one thing, and let's get it out of the way now, it's that Brad Womack is a real loser.
Brad didn't pick any woman during his first season on the Bachelor.  Emily was his choice for his second chance to find love on TV(I know, the whole concept is problematic) but as the platitude goes, "things didn't work out" between Brad and Emily.

For her part, Emily seems nice enough, although they are all on their best behavior as contenders on this dating show.  She has an interesting but sad story. 
She was engaged to NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, who was killed in an airplane crash.  Emily was pregnant with their child, Ricki, and now takes care of her daughter while looking for love for herself.

On May 14, 2012, 25 guys came to meet Emily and one of them, if the climax of the show implied comes true (and it almost never does), will become Emily's husband.
The first night of The Bachelorette has the bachelorette dressed to the nine's as she greets the many would-be beaus as they come to meet her and hopefully move on to contend for her hand.
Emily was quite beautiful and as often happens, the contenders came with many gimmicks to get her attention, perhaps get that all-important "first impression" rose.
Contender Doug too is a single Dad raising a young child and I thought he was a bit of a pain.  It was fine when, upon introduction to Emily, he mentioned his young child.  It was even, granting leeway, a good idea; get that precious something in common out there, hope it will pull Emily to him.
During the first night cocktail party, though, when he gets Emily alone he pulls out this paper that was written by his son.
Well it was a sappy something or other written by Doug's young son, to the effect of how much he loves his Daddy and how much he wants his Daddy to be happy.
Doug did get that first impression rose so I'll shut up.  Evidently Emily didn't think it was sappy.
Contender Jef arrived by skateboard...I don't know what that's all about.  Contender Kalon arrived by helicopter and I mean just damn, what a way to impress, huh?
The contenders often bring along some  item ,  generally  an item to which some meaning or import is ascribed that will cause the bachelorette to swoon with the joy of it.
Contender Tony had a glass slipper which he asked Emily to don, to see if it fit, to ascertain if Tony might be Emily's prince.

Contender Travis had, get this, an egg.  He told Emily that he would treat their relationship as he would the fragile egg he coddled so gently in his arms.  Even more amusing, all night Travis carried that egg around in his arms and I didn't know whether to admire him for his meterosexual gentleness or scorn him for being a bit dumb.
Five of the 25 introduced to Emily were sent home that night.  Brent was 41 years old; I'm guessing Emily thought him a bit too old.

David is a "singer/songwriter" and I speculate again that this is an occupation that probably isn't paying a lot.
Jackson is a "fitness model" and I see know discernible reason for his rejection except, perhaps that he isn't all that good looking.
Contender Jean-Paul confessed that he didn't know much about The Bachelorette so he got sent home.  Perhaps he should have studied up.

Finally, one kind of creepy guy named Lerone went on and on about how thrilled he was that Emily had a child, how he was overjoyed to maybe gain an instant family.
If I were Emily I'd have sent him too.  How many men are so thrilled to have an instant family?  I mean it's not the sort of thing that is the first thing you profess to like about your possible future love.
I don't know, of course, Emily's reasons for rejecting the contenders for her love that she rejected but I was a young woman once.  I could throw a guy under the bus real quick without bother of a lot of dating time, angst and mental duels.

At any rate, there's 20 contenders left and we'll be checking in from time to time.  When Emily culls her group of guys down to ten we'll be writing up a post every week.  Until then, check in.  If an episode suits my fancy I'll be right on it.
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