We all have guilty pleasures, we just don't admit to people that we have them. Be it SpaghettiOs or Vienna Sausages or Kraft Macaroni and Cheese or non-scripted television shows (notice I did not call them reality shows) like Survivor, Big Brother and so forth. I'm sure you can name a couple guilty pleasures.
Well - this summer for lack of anything better to do on Monday night DJ and I watched the first episode of The Bachelorette simply because the star Ali Fedotowsky had caught our attention from other shows. She was drop dead pretty, had a personality and for some awful reason felt she needed to be on TV in order to find a husband.
Anyway - the show was more interesting then we anticipated. Unlike The Bachelor where you have 14 woman cat fighting and playing dirty and just trying to have sex with the guy so he would pick her you have 14 hunky guys that for the most part are acting like "normal" polite guys trying to merry one outstanding woman.
Well - Insecurity runs rampant!
In fact at this point the one guy that Ali IS falling in lust with is SO insecure that I believe he dumps her because he loves her too much in later shows.
Yea - this guy has been on Ali's radar from the first show. DJ says "look at how she looks at him when they are together". Then last night she said something on their 1 on 1 date and DJ says "those are key words she just said, he's the guy that wins".
PROBLEM!!! He is so afraid of getting hurt, even though he PROBABLY would be the winner that he will eventually (I guessing here) explode because he can not stand her continuing to see the other contestants (as the rules say).
You can't just say "OK, I found my guy, shows over". SO - he dumps her.
There are a lot of really REALLY terrible non-scripted shows on TV. MOST dating shows are complete trash, but I have to say that The Bachelorette belongs with Survivor, and Amazing Race as non-scripted shows that actually have some interesting things going on.
For one thing it is discussed WHY Ali can't find a man in the first place. She is human and as all humans has a personality flaw where she has problems trusting men. She seems to feel that men are only after one thing and a real relationship can't happen.
Now you will say that it ain't gonna happen on TV but if you look statistically at it it's really no different then OFF TV marriages. Marriages do happen on these shows and they DO stay married (40% success rate so far).
The Bachelor is different - I believe one man picking a real relationship between 14 sexy woman all of which are using their bodies whether on purpose or not - is not a fair way to start a marraige.
OF COURSE - if you want to see the real action from last night - check out Ali confronting the coward Justin after he is caught of having TWO other girl friends! Want to see a guy swinging from a hook LOL BUSTED!!
ANYWAY - enough - I needed to get that Ali stuff out of my head.
We all know golf courses are death traps. I had a neighbor that fell dead at Yahara while putting and DJ is always worried when I golf at Yahara now - HOWEVER - there are other hidden dangers on golf courses and in the next fea days I will list them and how to stay away from the danger and what to do IF you are IN danger.
How to Avoid Being Eaten by an Alligator on a Golf Course
Alligators on the golf course can be extremely dangerous. Bruce Burger of Venice, FL found this out the hard way — he was pulled into a pond when an 11-foot alligator chomped on his right arm. Bruce was playing the 6th hole at Lake Venice Golf Course when he reached into the pond to retrieve his ball. He used his golf club to beat the alligator, which eventually let him go.
SO - how can you avoid this?
Most people already know: ALLIGATORS LOVE MARSHMALLOWS! This is why they are drawn to your golf ball when it lands in the water. Make sure to carry plenty of marshmallows in your golf bag. I prefer the Jet Puffed brand because they are easy to throw, but any kind will work.
Before getting too close to the edge of the bank, begin throwing marshmallows into the part of the lake as far from your golf ball as possible. If you are playing with a partner, make sure to work together. Have your partner throw marshmallows while you look for your lost golf ball.
Important Note: Do not try this on a crocodile. Crocodiles are immune to the lure of sugary treats.
Hold Mouth Closed
Alligators bite with force of 1200 lbs. per square inch, but they are very weak when it comes to opening their mouths. If an alligator attacks you while you are reaching into the water, simply wrestle him on to the shore, jab him in the eyes with whatever you can get your hands on, e.g. a green tool, a beer can, your nine iron, your thumb, etc.
When he releases his bite, immediately remove any articles of clothing, or appendages from his mouth and then try to maneuver yourself onto the alligator's back.
Important Note: If you are working with a partner, make sure your partner DOES NOT begin throwing marshmallows into the center of the lake while you are on top of the alligator.