Friday, February 11, 2011

{ RICK & MELANIE }


Let’s be honest all that any of us are looking for when dating is Chemistry. We analyze, theorize and critique everything in dating to death, but after all is said and done we are just looking for something that we can’t even really explain. I remember talking about one of my failed relationships with one of my buddies. We talked until our brains hurt from analyzing what went wrong. His final thought, “Everything just doesn’t add up to being stoked.” There is a guys deep thoughts on dating. Chemistry, stoked, or whatever you want to call it, I have it with Melanie.

Our date was actually a last minute change of plans to make a movie for our date. In some weird way I think it was inspired. My friend Charan Prabhakar (www.lastmans.com) was filming the date and suggested that we do that. So quickly we came up with the idea to make a spoof trailer on romantic movies. We spoofed three movies mainly. One thing that blew me away about Melanie was her ability to just go with the flow. I mean getting drenched in the cold for a dramatic scene or rolling around in uncomfortable weeds would throw most high maintenance girls off. Not Mel.

One of my favorite things about girls is when they know how to socialize. On both our dates Mel made good friends with the camera people. Did I mention both camera people are really good friends of mine? Another plus is that my friends loved her too. At points I thought Charan was as excited for us as we were ourselves. In fact it was Charan that kept pointing out how inspired he thought our date was. Things just kept falling into place.

The date was amazing. I couldn’t have had more fun. Oh and you may have noticed I got to kiss her a lot. Maybe a little intense for a normal second date but who cares cause it was some good kissing. There was definitely chemistry in our kisses so we didn’t have to act for that at all.

At the end of the date my place was a mess from so many wardrobe changes. As if I wasn’t impressed enough Melanie just started cleaning it all up and throwing all the wet clothes in the drier. Who is this girl?

While Melanie seems to be flawless and a great match for me, the song “Every Rose has its Thorn” plays in my head! Thank you Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison and fellow reality dating show person, for those tragic words. Melanie is from Ohio and has plans to start school in Utah… “How is that going work?” Hopefully, I can pick some of those thorns off, write a new song, and one up Mr. Michaels.

24 comments:

Melinda said...

BAHAHAHAHA!! THAT was HYSTERICAL! I LOVED IT, and DUH yes there is chemistry! hahahah I'm still laughing, that was awesome!

Kim said...

Oh, that was the best! I laughed, I cried, I even fell in love a little bit! Please tell me there will be another final date with Melanie!

Christa Jeanne said...

Oh man - seriously, how much did I love this?! And, YES, there is some serious chemistry there! You've had some awesome dates, Rick, but there seems to be the most chemistry with you and Melanie. She's adorable!

Jennifer Romero said...

Amazing date! So funny, Love her

Megan said...

haha I couldn't stop laughing! They have great chemistry!

Meg said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

theblibbys said...

loved it! She is great!

The Dark Family said...

I'm still laughing! You are amazing actors! I seriously thought that was the best! I'm sure you can make it work out if it's meant to be! Everything that's 'worth it' in life takes sacrifice. Choose The Right girl. ;)

Heather said...

This was the greatest thing of my life. So awesome. You guys are so funny together!

Charan said...

I think what most people want to know is, what happened to Raul....

Ahas said...

Um, totally the best date ever! My favorite episode of the Mormon Bachelor to date. You have my vote for the best onscreen kiss of the year. Raul...I hope you make a return appearance! So fun!

Lindsey said...

Charan, definitely. We ALL want to know that! That was great guys. Well done, nicely played and all that. I think this girl is a keeper, but she has some stiff competition in Beana. What the heck are you going to do RICK? Honestly, I think that Melanie will change her plans for true love. There are schools in cali, or she can commute until then!

Chelsea Coon said...

Okay she is my favorite! I really hope you end up picking her! The movie was sooo funny!

The Jake said...

Haha...that was an awesome vid. Looked like a very fun date. Narrowing the field is going to be difficult. Just remember...pick the one who wants to be with you as much as you want to be with them.

D. said...

She's just STARTING school? How old is this girl? Where are you finding all these youngins, Rick?

Also, some of my friends here want to know if Raul is available?

A to the J said...

Ummm...I really loved this.

Liz Jessop said...

LOVE this.

Heidi Miller said...

We love you Mel!!! When Rick says about you, "Who is this girl?!" We have been wondering the same thing since we met you! You are one in a million and I hope Rick sees that. Love your extended Santillan family! J, Heidi, A, R, & K

anna p of just me. said...

that was awesome. by far my favorite date on tmb.

Leanarey said...

i was laughing the whole time!!! love it!!!

TheSinglesWard said...

WINNER!

Natalia said...

I LOVED everything about this. Awesome date, and very creative.

Katie Hullinger said...

You guys HAVE to date! There are schools in California! It's so obvious you guys are meant to be!

Liesl Joy said...

I laughed my head off! I had no idea you were doing this Melanie! The fact that Rick was wearing a Dunder Mifflin shirt definitely gets our vote!! I loved watching both of your dates, they were so original. She's the one, Rick!
Love, your Utah family, The Petruckas!