Is it only me or did this thing dddddrrrrrraaaaaaaggggggg out! I didnt mean it to....LOL... the true story is management didnt want to pay us our salary o and no pay no work... yall know how it is now... anyways enough of my dry jokes.....this is it .... UZO has chosen who she wants....
A big thank you to all my bachelors that participated. You guys are awesome and it was fun reading and critiquing ur answers. If you're were around me, Id cater a special dinner just for you guys! Please show all my bachelors love people!!!
Special thank you to OMODUDU for the old school music and his wonderful commentary, naughty BIJOU for trying to steal the Bachelors away on the DL, NILLA and LIFE OF A STRANGER for rigging the votes and Nubian Soul who scared all the bachelors away by keeping it real and giving the nitty gritty analysis...so much so that I had to bribe some of them to show face for this reveal!!!
And to MY special Bachelor...wherever you are...I think you're great and even though you're not perfect, I blindly think you're perfect for me and I know the same is true the day we're eye to eye.... :-)
After the reveal - My thoughts
I am doing this based on the fantasy date post so here goes
My favorite of the responses for the simple reason that he did his homework. I think after he found out who I was, he took the time to go thru my blog to pick up the little hints of me in there that make me tick. I dont eat breakfast but I love the apron touch (naked- em I would laugh about that) and the reference to coffee which I love.- For you I will. Lovely. I love the fact that he made it a day long affair. I can imagine the anticipation I would be feeling especially since the morning would have gotten on to a fantastic start. I am not a morning person but I would be more than happy to give a morning a chance with attention like this.
Roses at work - appealing to the old fashioned romantic side of me. The fact that its 3 dozen red roses - a little over the top but not predictable. A dozen roses would be blase but a single rose or a whole ton - yes oh. And then, since he is doing the whole delivering them at work thing, it's a public declaration that I am crazy about this woman and I want the whole world to know it. Not bad.
I love the clues and the notes. Appealing to the playful side of me that also loves surprises. Its almost like this bachelor knows me. I love Diane Von Furstenburg dresses because she makes women look like women. All soft, feminine and sexy - and then wrap dresses - to show a hint of skin now and again. He plays to my love of shoes and once again, he had to have read my blog really well because he honed in on Escada. I may love fragrances but I love, love Escada scents. I am not sure about men trying to dress me but since this is a fantasy date, I would be more than willing to let this go. Especially since he made such marvelous choices.
Tuning in to the radio station is so sweet. I would have preferred for the song playing to be one of my favorites and not his but oh well. My love for jewellery is at play here. A Tiffany charm bracelet? I love charm bracelets. When he finally shows up with a yellow carnation - carnations are simple flowers and yellow in flowers is about friendship, I can honestly say that I would be in tears at this point. Italian restaurant - scores major points here - Italian is the way to go for me and I have mentioned something about that on my blog.
Bringing Ms Ndegocello in here is just so right. He is catering to me and I like that. He mentions my name here. See its almost like he is relating this experience to me. Not for Diamond and blogsville but me. He knows some of her songs which is a huge plus. He introduces a spa experience and he must sense how harassed I am right at this moment because that just sounds so nice.
The nightcap - I can imagine being deliciously tired and giddy as hell and then to walk on rose petals - once again - the element of surprise: not just red petals but white and red - a private suite, candles, a hot tub, Champagne (I dont drink but tonight would be an exception), Victoria's Secret lingerie - divine. Now the Kama Sutra book being left for me is tacky and of course the bath and lingerie tell me where he wants this to end but the last line gives me a say in the matter. I like that
A close second for me. I didnt choose this bachelor because bachelor 1 personalized the experience more - put bits of me in there.
I like the idea of going away to a secluded island resort. This is a bachelor that appreciates the little things that others would take for granted - spectacular views, beautiful beaches, violin music. Nice. A bit like me. He has a way with words and I will be honest - the moment I read this, I KNEW who it was. Immediately. LOL
He pays attention to detail - arriving at dusk when the sun has gone down, having dinner till it sets completely and all thats left is candlelight.
Arriving by private jet shows that this man likes good, luxury things. He is interested in catering to me - being able to order what I want, being able to stop the movie when I want to nap. At this point, I would have liked more interaction. Something about holding me as I took the nap or talking or something.
He almost had me with the part about the pilot flying as low as allowed. Wow. Talk about attention to detail. This would have had me in total awe. Unbelievable. Driving in a convertible - LOL. My hair had better be in braids for this escapade. Walking on the beach - one of the things that I love to do in real life but cant.
This man can cook or knows his food because he describes in such great detail the menu for the night. He is also health conscious cos he just had to bring the fruit in here. Again, I would have loved there to have been more interaction - feeding each other or something. I mean he had it with the sinful tiramisu - I expected some innuendo here but I was sorely disappointed. I especially loved the points on the discreet waiters and waiting hand and foot on the special companion...
Not a bad date. Pretty good actually - it just felt distant. Not about me in particular. In addition, since I know who this is, I also know he has a legion of fans and I really don't want to start getting hate mail. LOL
Ah. This one. Bachelor number 3 worried me a bit. The first line - I AM NOT AN EARLY RISER. LOL. I like the lavender rose - different and so sweet. Kem is one of my favorite artists so its not a bad way to get up. No breakfast for me but still so sweet.
The Maserati tells me that this man likes very good things - now I am not sure about the bit about his new cd. I assume from this that he must be a singer? It's a show of narcissm if he plays me his own cd right? I would assume that if we are together, I would have been part of the song writing process and cd making process - not involved actively but be aware of everything as it plays out and I would probably know all his songs too. I would have preferred if he had written something new for me.
I love the fact that there is pampering at play here. Manolo Blahnik himself to design shoes for me? Fantastic. The line about not needing the beauty clinic scored this bachelor about a 100 more points. I love the touch of flowers here as well.
Arranging to meet the 3 people I have always wanted to meet. .A great idea but not for this day. See I would get so wrapped up in talking to Oprah and Mr Yunus and oogling Gary, that I might get distracted and it would end up ruining the day he has planned.
The hair appointment with Errol Douglas? I don't know who this is but I assume he has to be one of the best in the
business and the fact that nothing is too good for me...not a bad sentiment.
This bachelor has good taste I can tell. Diana Krall? Fabulous. I get to blindfold myself too? I like that. I love surprises and I get to a yacht? Efizzy man...Ahn Ahn. Blue roses? I love the sentiment behind this and since I like flowers, he is doing well. He has taken the time to read my blog though with the ruff endz song there so that's a plus.
Sailing to St Tropez? I would be totally overwhelmed. Then I have dinner that he makes himself? At this point, if the yacht turned into a plane and took off, I wouldn't be surprised. Ah wait - there is a helipad with candles and music and dancing - dreamy.
My favorite part of the date with Bachelor 3 are the words he reads at midnight. So sweet. The movie with pictures and clips of family members? Wow. The forehead kiss - ah......
Okay - here's the thing Bachelor 3 would overwhelm me on this date. Everything is so perfectly thought out and a bit over the top for my taste. I like things toned down a bit - more intimate. Not a bad try though.
Once again, a plane ride to an exotic destination. Well I am easy and I like to travel so not a bad idea.
The stallion is very original but I would have preferred a white one. Don't ask me why. I get naked almost immediately...LOL. Its so very presumptuous of this bachelor. LOL. So we have dinner after the nakedness? Ehm. Not liking that very much. I like the idea of the pianist - once again since I love music, this will work for me. After dinner on the balcony would be fine except for the alcohol thing. I don't drink usually and I especially do not wine. The finalizing of this date just put me off completely. This isn't a fantasy date. It's a sexcapade. LOL. So it doesn't work.
Another trip away. Havent been to this island so I think I would enjoy it. I love the white concept of that R Kelly video so this might be fun. But I would have thought that the cruise boat thing would have worked better at night.
Lunch and dancing - the salsa dancing is different and so fun. I would like that and then the walk by the beach. Dinner by the sea...not bad as well. It would be very interesting I think. So I like seafood but I don't think lobster is a very romantic thing to have on a date. Oysters are an aphrodisiac so could this be the aim of the whole date? Excessive seafood will make me smell all fishy. Not cool at all.
Going to be a long night? I assume this is not because we will be watching bollywood movies. Again, this last line just put me off.
**DRUM ROLL PLEASE**
the winner is.....
the person who will intermittently serenade Uzo on her blog.....
the person who can proudly claim to be the NaijaBlogger Bachelor of the year 2007 is.....
BACHELOR I:NAIJA DUDE
please claim your award
(check back later today for the other awards)
please offer him your congratulations
visit his blog HERE
in the meantime...now that Uzo has chosen...
Bachelor III...I'm an early riser...let me see you privately please for a word or more... LOL
THE ORIGINAL LIST OF BACHELORS AND MY FINAL COMMENTS
Bachelor 1-Azuka (you're too funny...I thot ur responses were cute...dont worry Im going to find someone just for you)
Bachelor 2-Miguel also Bachelor A and Bachelor III (im waiting for u in my office o...just going by ur responses I think ud make a wonderful Bachelor to a very lucky Bachelorette...u follow instructions pretty well...LOL...i wouldnt be overwhelmed if some things were edited out...like the part that involves OTHER ppl...lol...although KEMs music also makes me nauseous...I'd listen to you sing all day though :-) )
Bachelor 3-Davidylan (by the way I thot u were great. I loved your tiger icon.I was seriously rooting for you..Im on the look out for a Bachelor...you're definitely a front runner...)
Bachelor 4-NaijaDude also Bachelor B and Bachelor I (you're the winner...what else is there to add. Congrats babe!)
Bachelor 5-Olawunmi also Bachelor C and Bachelor II (loved your sister response...i thot u were goin to be a little wild though with your intro)
Bachelor 6-UnNaked (my dear dear friend...*wink*)
Bachelor 7-NaijaBloke also Bachelor D and Bachelor IV (you're funny...but we need to change ur gragra ways....Im making up a romance manual just for you)
Bachelor 8-Anthony also Bachelor E and Bachelor V (I hope you enjoyed being a bachelor and it restored certain things w/in you. You're funny...and this process was interesting...now be a good guy and STOP trying to bribe me LOL)
Bachelor 9-ChiefO (missing in action guy. Thanks for agreeing to participate)
so.....WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK...surprised about who the bachelors are?
BACHELORS... PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE YOUR OWN COMMENTS/RESPONSES...IM SURE THE PUBLIC WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM EACH OF YOU