05/25/2009 at 12:00 AM EDT
In week 2 of Jillian's adventures, she sent the guys on a scavenger hunt, two-stepped with a buttoned-up Jake and got a kick out of Mike's Speedo surprise. My first week
as the Bachelorette
was an incredible whirlwind. All 20 guys moved into the house and I moved into the mansion. It was so strange having the whole master bedroom to myself. I shared that same room with six other girls last season.
The first date started as a pool party at the mansion that turned into a scavenger hunt through L.A. I felt bad leaving the party early, but I knew that it was all part of the game. I felt so glamorous driving through Los Angeles in that convertible Mini Cooper. It was so much fun!
As the guys raced through the streets, I called each of them to see how they were doing. Somehow, Tanner
and Mike Stag
ended up in Chinatown! I was like, “Where are you?” and Mike was like, “I don’t know, there are all these signs that we can’t read!” Also, Brian
stopped along the way to get me a flower, which was so sweet of them, but it also held them up. I was lucky that I had time to stop and get ready along the way. The guys had to drive around in wet swim trunks until they changed into their tuxes. I loved the dress I wore at the Crocker Club. I felt like a total princess in it. And I wore my favorite shoes that my dad got me for good luck.
I felt awful that I could only choose one guy to have dinner with in the vault. I wanted to invite them all in! But, in the end I chose Wes
because he was the most mysterious to me and I wanted to get to know him better. I didn’t know until later that Wes was a little claustrophobic and was secretly freaking out the whole time we were having dinner. He definitely didn’t show it!
The next date was with Jake
, and I was so excited to spend time with him. Up until our date, he had seemed so buttoned up, so I was curious to see if he could let his hair down, and he totally could! I loved dancing with Jake. He taught me how to two-step, and that’s kind of a miracle because I’m so not coordinated. Guys usually won’t dance with me because I will stomp on their toes, but with Jake, I felt really graceful. Seeing Martina McBride perform just for us was the thrill of a lifetime. She is one of my all-time favorite singers and I could not believe she was there just for us. I kept saying, “pinch me, am I dreaming?”
The third date was the basketball date, and it was a blast! I had my Harlem Globetrotters uniform on under my jacket for the first part of the date and it was really hot. The guys kept asking me if I wanted to take my jacket off, and I kept insisting, “Nope, I’m fine. Really,” because I didn’t want to blow the surprise. It was Simon
’s first time ever playing basketball, and I was really impressed with his efforts.
Playing on the Globetrotters’ team was awesome. And all those guys are so funny. I had a chance to talk with Special K afterwards and he told me to watch how my guys play, because it says a lot about their personalities. For example, if a guy hogs the ball on the court, then he’s going to be selfish in bed. Good thing all of the guys shared the ball that day.
Oh I almost forgot, the real story behind the Speedo. Okay, so after playing basketball, I took the guys for a walk on Venice Beach. We passed a bigger guy wearing a tiny black Speedo and I casually mentioned, “If any of you guys wear something like that, you will be my hero.” Right after that, Mike
disappeared and we didn’t know where he went. All of a sudden, he runs out into the water wearing that same guy’s speedo!! I don’t know how he pulled it off, but he made my entire day by doing that!
Wow, there’s so much to tell you, but don’t worry I’m almost done. The cocktail party was overwhelming, with 20 guys, and there were still some that I hadn’t had dates with that week. The part I hate the most is sending guys home. I hate it and it gets harder each time, but I know it’s all part of the process. All in all, this was a wicked week, and the best part is, it’s just the beginning!