The Life of Bon: Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Lifestyles of the Rich and the Famous


What'd you all think of the Bachelorette Finale?!?

Come on girls, our lives don't get any better than this reality TV gold!  Let's talk, talk, talk, talk TALK!

My thoughts:
- The break up with Arie was painful.  And not just for Arie.  For all of us.  Cut to the chase already, Emily, you're making a lot of people suffer through this!  You're really going to let him put fake love potion all over your arms?  STOP THE SUFFERING! I BEG OF YOU!
- Bringing Arie back during the After the Final Rose was even more painful.  Really, Emily?  Telling the dude to leave his journal at the door and then never reading it?  Ouch!  Good thing you've got Jef to call Arie for you and give him some closure.  Jef, you're my hero.
-Best moment of the show- Jef somersaulting into the pool wearing pink goggles.
- Loved the proposal speech.  I don't care what you say, Jef is golden and I'm happy they're together.
- I am disappointed that they didn't get married today, even if only to say to all of you that I was right when I predicted it here.
-I want to go to Curacao.
- Chris Harrison is so obviously in love with Emily it's gross.  I don't know if it's harder to watch his heartbreak or Arie's.
-Arie for next bachelor?

Now... on to bigger and better things. The most exciting thing ever happened to me this weekend! There I was, eating lunch at the soup and salad joint in town. Hubs and I were just getting up to leave when a boy came over and said, "Excuse me, are you Bonnie?" In those few seconds, my mind was racing fast trying to figure out how I knew the kid. I studied his face, I racked my little brain, but ALAS, nothing was coming!!  In less than two seconds I had determined that I had never seen this boy before in my life.

"Uh... yes... I'm Bonnie."
"Oh, my friend, Madison, over there. She reads your blog and she recognized you. You should go say hi."

So I did. Hubs and I went and said hi. There was a whole group of young uns chowing down on their clam chowder. I didn't really know what to say, "So... you read my blog, eh? So I guess that means you know I'm a reality TV addict and that I steal underwear from Victoria's Secret? Cool.  Welp.  See you later." Of course I didn't say that.  I don't know what I said, I just know that I was extremely awkward and weird and didn't know what to say or do.  Then, do you know what that sweet thing, Madison, said to me?!? She said, "It's so cool to meet you!  You're like famous!"


Madison, if you are out there, reading this somewhere in the vast universe, know this. I love you. And I love you for saying that. With all my awkward little heart.

As soon as we were out of the restaurant, I couldn't help but jump up and down, "I'm famous, Hubs! Did you hear that? I'm famous!" Hubs rolled his eyes and said not to let it go to my head.


I was living high for about 24 hours, getting used to the life of a famous person. Wow, I thought, this is how old Kim Kardashian must feel like! I'm going to start having to go out in disguise so the paparazzi doesn't pummel me!  Soon people will be asking for my autograph! Good bye to my days of casual public dining!  This life of a celebrity is certainly going to be difficult.

Then. This afternoon, my Uncle Glen brought everything back down to earth for me. "I hear you've got a blog, Bonnie?" "I do," I replied. "Yah, people tell me I should read it. But I just never do."

Nothing like an honest uncle to put you in your place, huh?

And so, my friends, I guess we have all learned a valuable lesson here today.  Everyone's days of fame and fortune must come to an end.  One day you're in the limelight, the next you are falling into obscurity.  My fame was shortlived, but boy, was it awesome.  Thank you, Madison, for this incredible journey you have taken me on.

I will never forget you.


  1. Funny enough... I cringe every time my mom reminds me that she reads my blog. I guess it keeps me in check though to not let it get all lklskdjnfkljansf when I'm mad at her.

    Family is good for keeping us grounded and on our toes.

    xo Sara

  2. I would probably do the same thing as Madison! You are famous! So add a few more minutes to your day of fame.

    And Emily cried without REAL TEARS! Lame.

  3. Anonymous1:04 AM

    Jef holm is nearly illiterate, I'm like, you're like, we're all like. Doesn't he realize like is not punctuation! I counted over 21 times he used the word like in one short conversation!!! And the word is picture NOT pitcher! Unless he plans on pouring water on the new little family.

  4. That's cute, love how her friend came over to tell you. Did you catch any of the Kardashians last night after the Bachelorette?

  5. I personally wanted Emily to choose Arie, but knew she was going to pick Jef. I definitely hope Arie is the next bachelor!

  6. I love that you were famous. I totally wouldv'e jumped up and down if I saw you!

  7. so i skipped the whole season of the bachelorette but went on ahead and dedicated 3 hours- commercials and all- to watching the finale and after the rose. still teared up! and ps you totally lived out my dream this weekend...of someone- ANYONE- recognizing me bc of my blog! haha!

  8. awww that is too sweet! I can only imagine how cool that would be. :) I say, continue being famous, even if it is just a mind set!

  9. aww thank you for a sweet comment!
    Shakes are so good for the summer!

  10. Hahahaha! I totally agree that Chris is head over heals in love with Emily!!! This was my favorite Bachelorette season by far. I am sad she didn't choose hunky Sean, but her and Jef are, like, cute and will maybe, like, get married someday! ;)


  11. Kudos for being "famous" :)

  12. Anonymous11:13 PM

    Meeting you was the highlight of my week, Bonnie! Now all my roommates love you too! Thanks for the sweet post. It made my day.

    Oh and you are totally famous, a blogging rockstar!

  13. hahah you crack me up!
    so nice to be famous. awww yeaa

  14. So cool to be famous!!! You are my hero!! Oh and ADORE Jef!!!!!!!

  15. Arie should be the next bachelor!! I was thinking the same thing! And this is too funny! You are famous in my book Bonnie! Although I think if I saw you I would just whisper to my husband that you are the girl with the blog that I make him read all the time, and then I wouldn't say hi because I know that *I* would be too awkward!

  16. You steal underwear from Victoria's Secret?! Lol love you Bonnie!!

  17. Haha! Loved your comment about Chris Harrison! He loved this season just a little too much!

  18. Love me some Jef. Also, I love your blog! It's definitely fun to read a teacher blog as i'm about to start my final year of working on my degree. Not to mention, you are too funny. Thanks for the laughs!

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