Wednesday, September 14, 2011

{ Second Date: ASHLEY & RUDD }


In Rudd's Words:

Who needs the make a wish foundation when you've got Ashley Chapman. My dreams came true when Ashley asked me out on a second date. I was sure thankful that I was at the end of the first round so that I didn't have to wait very long for the second round to start. My deepest appreciation goes to Erin and Tristen for their tremendous logistics abilities in getting me where I needed to be. Another huge thank you to Mesa's real men Lee and JR for taxi services and hotel accommodations.

My date was supposed to go down on Saturday, late morning where I was to meet up with Ashley and the Crew in Black Canyon Springs. An hour or so later we pulled up to Slide Rock Canyon above Sedona. Its always interesting to go to a new spot, but then mix that with a new person and then stir in a camera on you at all times and you've got an interesting situation. I figured the best thing to do would probably be to take off my shirt. The Go-Pro camera was a great addition to our date, the question is that as I was getting tossed in the water if I got my good side or not? There were some cliffs that provided me with some prime spots to do my best George of the Jungle impersonation.

Hunger set in so we found some delicious food at Oaxaca(wa-hoc-a). The restaurant name is actually best pronounced if you have a lot of saliva in your mouth. Ashley and I shared some Flautas and huevos rancheros and Ill let you guess who ordered what. There was no dessert at this meal but I was ok with that seeing that the conversation was pretty sweet.

The drive back was for the most part in the dark. No one snored on the ride home, thank goodness, but needless to say there wasn't a whole lot of conversation either.

At one point of the date I found myself wondering if I had more sparks with Ashley or with the Creative Director Luke (in a platonic way of course) They were soo much fun to work with and had some great ideas as to shots and even different ways to find a reason to hold Ashley's hand. We even did improve music videos for crying out loud.

So back to Ashley...she was exhausted the poor girl. At the end of our first date I thought that there was some spark. I guess the way I understood it was by the fact that Ashley and I didn't feel any kind of personal bubbles, especially at the end of the date. This time around I thought the same thing could happen at the end but that vanished into thin air when I realized she was sailing at half mast well say.

I stratigized with Luke as far as camera set up went and decided that I was going to invade the Ashley's bubble and see if she backed away. Eye on the prize, eye on the prize I repeated to myself. As we conversed I referred back to a compliment she had paid me earlier in the day and used that as a little creative foreshadowing we'll call it. And before she or I knew it I had tripped right into her lips. The fourth of July came about a month late for me this year.

21 comments:

Meagan said...

He has a phenomenal smile. But....there is something about him that doesn't seem serious about this whole thing. Did they ever hold a serious conversation??? Anyways, look wise, totally adorable together.

M.M.M. said...

The gangster walk was hilarious.

Shauna said...

yeah, I am not seeing these two, it didn't seem like Ashley was in to him AT ALL. I am surprised they kissed. He seems like a nice guy but a bit too corky for her.

The Herd Mom said...

The camera loves Rudd. Where was Ashley when he was making out with the camera? ;)

Leo D said...

The doorstep scene tells the whole story. It came across as forced and awkward. Notice that about five seconds before the kiss happens, Ashley actually took a step backwards... the body language said it all. It's easy to see that Rudd was doing the smooching, and it wasn't enthusiastically reciprocated, as was the case with Jace.

Don't get me wrong... I think Rudd is funny and a good guy, but there definitely aren't mutual fireworks.

The Hoogland Family said...

What a character he is! You would never be bored with him around for sure!

Russanne said...

If she doesn't pick Rudd she is a fool! He hands down the best guy on this whole show. No questions.

rika said...

does rudd work at johnny rockets? does anyone else see it? (it's a ONCE in a lifetime place to eat. emphasis on once)

Kari said...

I think Rudd is probably a nice guy, but he seems way too goofy for Ashley. And I think he "stole" that kiss. Ashley didn't seem into him at all. Extremely surprised she brought him back for a second date!!

Kim Messick said...

I love that place! Great way to end the dates. And finally, a kiss...
Way to go Rudd! Nice date!

Brettf1977 said...

He seems like a guy that needs a lot of attention. I'm hoping she will bring some of the guy's back that she felt how does she say it "I have awesome chemistry with but the attraction is not there" No offense but if you have awesome chemistry with them isn't that attraction? I get that you want someone hot and sexy but don't mistaken physical attraction, lust one might say for real attraction.

Miss Kate said...

I love Rudd's sense of humor and as a proprietor of spirituality with spontaneity, I think he's still in the running

Geoff said...

I love Rudd. He's clearly too fun for Ashley.

The past two have been my favorite dudes. Pity it wasn't rigged to have Tadd get a second time around. :)

Stacy said...

Honestly I am surprised she didn't have Matt Walston (?) back. Maybe he is one that she mentioned didn't accept her offer for a second date. I think Rudd was nice and fun but she seemed awkward at te door. I really liked her with Jace and Aaron. Her comfort level was amazing and that is so important in a marriage. And she smile and touched those two a lot :-)

anniebobannie said...

Jace and Aaron for sure! How about Rudd for Season 4 TMB????

Caity said...

I second that Geoff. That would have been a very fun date to watch indeed.

Linda Merrill said...

He seemed more interested in the camera than in Ashley. And he seems a bit too goofy for Ashley...everything was a big joke for him. That's how he came across.

Jenny Robbins said...

I vote Rudd as the next Mormon Bachelor, if it doesn't work out with Ashley.

Our Family said...

I totaly love Rudd! If you don't do a girl next time then have Rudd be the guy!

MNM: Mangum Family said...

Rudd is adorable...but I don't think it's a good fit for Ashley. How could I arrange a date for him and my sister?! They'd be PERFECT!

Rachel said...

If Rudd is the next mormon bachelor, I am so applying... haha. But I really don't think Ashley's personality fits with Rudd's humor. She needs someone to pay attention to Her and adore Her, not just someone who she can laugh at and give attention to. Not enough/the right kind of give and take going on in this relationship. Both great people - for someone else!