Wednesday, March 14

Bachelor Viewing Party

I'm pretty sure I've switched lives with someone for the past few days. Seriously, the craziest things have happened to me and I'm still in shock from it all! 

I guess I'll start off the story with Vegas. As y'all probably know, I'm a HUGE Bachelor fan. I keep up with all of the past contestants on Twitter, and so I knew that Jake Pavelka is currently hosting Chippendales in Vegas. We went to Rio, the casino where the show is, for dinner and to gamble a little before heading off to a club (that's a whole other amazing story, soon to come!). I had just finished playing some slots when I turned around to see Jake walking right past me! 

It still makes me laugh to think about that conversation. I'm not sure why, but I yelled his name exactly like you would if you bumped into an old friend, and he gave me that look of, "oh crap, am I supposed to know who you are?!" I had actually met him when I went to the Bachelor Pad finale taping, so I told him that and he talked to us for a few minutes! I was kind of surprised by just how nice he was- he was more than happy to take pictures with me and then made sure they turned out okay before leaving! 
Right after, I posted the picture on Facebook, and William Holman (Ashley's season & Bachelor Pad) liked it! I may have been flipping out just a little bit. But little did I know, it was about to get even better!

Cut to Monday- I follow a bunch of the Bachelor people on Twitter (that's the reason I actually signed up for's okay, I know I'm lame) and I follow some of the producers as well. So Monday afternoon, I see on Twitter that there is a Bachelor finale viewing party being held at the creator of Bachelor, Mike Fleiss's house, in Malibu....and Robert Mills, the producer, asked if there were any fans who wanted to come. I tweet him right back saying I'd love to come, and to my complete surprise, he sent me a message with the address and phone number to get through the gate! 

I called Ashley and told her that she better be available that night because we have an amazing party to go to! I showered faster than ever before, hopped in the car, and drove to LA.

Here's Ashley trying to get a picture of the house before it got dark. Ha!

We were the first to get there, so it was me, Ashley, Robert Mills (producer), and Mike Fleiss. They were SO nice and basically answered every single question we had (and I had A LOT). They told us so much inside info, about cast members, past seasons, things that they're planning, etc., but we promised them that we wouldn't tell! But it was like a dream come true for me! They also asked us a lot about what we liked and didn't like from the shows, which is pretty amazing considering that they are the 2 people that make all of the decisions for the show!

There were several past and current cast members there, including Samantha and Casey S from this season, as well as Natalie Getz (Jason's season and BPad 1 winner) and Erica Rose (Lorenzo's season and BPad 2). There was only about 10-12 people there total!

L-R: Ashley, Samantha, Casey, Erica
Then, someone else came. And I seriously could not believe what was happening. OWEN WILSON walked in the door!!! He is neighbors with Mike Fleiss and walked his cute little dog over to join the party. He walked around the room and introduced himself to everyone, then came and sat down next to me!!! He asked me all about the Bachelor and we talked about our dogs. I tried to act as cool as possible, even though I was freaking out inside!

Ashley and Casey S

Robert, the awesome producer who invited me!

Mike Fleiss and Robert

Samantha and me

My terrible attempt to get a picture of the was amazing! See the shower heads from the ceiling? It's just an open, huge shower and I think that's a sauna door.
Ashley and Robert (with Owen and Mike Fleiss in the background)
Samantha, Robert, Natalie, and Erica

Mike and his bobble head doll

Samantha is HYSTERICAL! She tells it like it is!

Natalie and me...I absolutely loved her! Such a nice person.
Ashley and Samantha

Natalie, Ashley, and Erica

Natalie, me, Erica
I'm still in disbelief that it happened, but I have to say that every single person there was way nicer than I could have expected. They could have easily ignored us since we were outsiders, but they made us feel so comfortable and part of the group. Not to mention they are all hilarious! And they were all exactly how they seemed on TV- which was a very good thing!

 This was definitely a night to remember!

*You can see Ashley's post about it here. She gives a little more detail on a few of the things we found out!*


Ashley Slater said... Best Blogger Tips

OH YEAH. I AM IN! :) so so so much fun I am so glad we went!

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

That is AMAZING!!! I can't believe Owen Wilson sat down next to you!!! So jealous!!!

Legally Lovely said... Best Blogger Tips

eeeeeeeeeeeeeek. I think it is time I come out and live with you now, okay? You have all the Hollywood hookups and we can just go to fancy parties and party with Owen like it's no big deal.

Seriously - how cool is that?!?!?!?! I am so excited that you got to do something so exciting!!!

Kate @ Daffodils said... Best Blogger Tips

wow, what an experience!!

Mae said... Best Blogger Tips

This is INSANE!!!!! So unbelievable.

Megan said... Best Blogger Tips

So insane!! Y'all are leading the charmed life!! Haha!

Miranda said... Best Blogger Tips

that is crazy! you are so lucky and i am sooooo jealous!!! love The Bachelor!

Phoebe Jan said... Best Blogger Tips

Omg... that would never happen to me! Lol. But that's so awesome! What a great experience! I'm glad you got to enjoy! =)

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

This is like the most AMAZING thing in the world. i still cannot believe this happened to you girls! what a once in a lifetime opportunity!! so many amazing pictures too! samantha has awesome hair! haha.

Michelle (michabella) said... Best Blogger Tips

I cannot believe that!!!! SO AMAZING!!!! Even better that they were such awesome/nice people :)

Carlie said... Best Blogger Tips

OH MY GOSH! I am so jealous! That is the coolest thing ever! Owen Wilson seems like he'd be such a down to earth guy so I'd love to meet him! Looks like a great weekend!

Nobody said... Best Blogger Tips

are you freakinggg kiddinggg me?!?! I am the most jealous person on the PLANET right now. holy effing freaking cow. seriously??? OWEN WILSON? seriously? why must my life suck? LOL!!!!!!!! good for you girl!!

Lindsey said... Best Blogger Tips

SO BEYOND JEALOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean really, I'm kinda at a loss for words.

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. How awesome! I think I am in shock for you!!!!!!! and Owen Wilson!?!??! sooo cool girl. =)

Pamela said... Best Blogger Tips

Coming over from Ashley's blog, SO EXCITED for the both of you!! Ahh, that is SO cool!! :)

Amanda said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so exciting! Did they have things to say about Ben's season?

Britt said... Best Blogger Tips

I am so bummed I didn't join you ladies! I loved reading your recap. Only in LA would something as random as this happen at a split seconds notice. I am glad you had a great time:)

I love that you yelled Jake's name like you knew him. I was cracking up!!

J and A said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so crazy!!! How fun! I am so jealous!!! :)

Kira said... Best Blogger Tips

I don't watch the show, but for someone who is a fan, I bet that was a dream come true!

Christy said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never watched the Bachelor, but this is still incredibly cool! I can't imagine just meeting famous people in a casual situation like that--especially Owen Wilson! Wow!!

Brittany said... Best Blogger Tips


I'm not exaggerating when I say that I have never watched a single episode of those shows. In fact, I think that's the probably the biggest difference between the two of us (and hockey). Haha!

BUT, I am SOOOOOOO excited for you!!!! I would have died! Talking one-on-one with the producers?! Randomly running into Jake?! OWEN WILSON?! I can't even believe this stuff! I'm so, so, SO happy for you!

That's so awesome you got to give them feedback on the show. I wish I could do that with the producers of Glee and/or The Walking Dead.

Also, the picture of Ashley taking the picture is hilarious. Hahaha

Ruth said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!! That is so awesome. And how lucky getting to meet Owen too. He is my favorite Wilson brother.

Allison said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so awesome! I'm so happy for you. Your dream come true. Haha. :)

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No way!! I love that you have photos documenting the whole evening! Soooo jealous!!

Flip Flops on Fifth said... Best Blogger Tips

That is crazy! What a neat story you can tell for years to come!

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this is So amazing! wow

Simply Sara said... Best Blogger Tips

That is so neat about Owen Wilson!!!!


How fun must this have been!


Amanda C. said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that is so cool! You are so lucky. I love it when I hear stories about how nice celebs are.

Angel said... Best Blogger Tips

SO cool! i'm so jealous - those pictures are amazing!! and that's awesome everyone was just as they were depicted on the show.

Jenny Strickland said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness! I am so jealous! I wish I lived in California so I could maybe experience things like this! That is just AWESOME!!!!

Anna said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I can't believe you met Owen Wilson. He sounds like a nice guy.

sburton1130 said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my word. That is amazing! This whole post is like a dream come true!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved reading this!!! So much fun!! Love that you saw Jake!

love your blog <3

Kasey Lynne said... Best Blogger Tips


So awesome that you girls got to do that. I am super jealous!

Heather Nelsen said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!!! Okay, so I will begin this comment like every other one that I have posted to your blog lately: I am so jealous! hehehe... and by that I mean I am very happy for you that you got to experience this! ;) Little did Doug know when he excepted this job that he would be giving you loads of opportunities to feel like a celeb! :) Love it! Looking forward to the shower tomorrow!!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

This is amazing - I'm so happy for you! Living in LA is so much fun, isn't it? =)

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