Accent Pieces

Episode 5:'s Assistant Editor was just as enamored with Mark's accent as Courtney.

This week we learned many things, but if you read no further than this sentence, let me sum up the main points for you: Accents? Sexy! Soul patches? Not sexy!

For those seeking further Dallas dating wisdom, by all means, read on! You know you want to...

DO: Use chivalry to get out of a sticky situation

Jealousy is not a good color on Matt, as proved by him whisking Neill out of the DIFFA event and making multiple passive aggressive remarks about her "doing her thing" with Glenn. It looked like the only thing she was doing was getting her groove on (and who wouldn't in that intensely tasseled gown), but it seems like Neill learned the hard way never to play a player (especially with one of his buddies). 

However, Matt managed to at least partially make up for his behavior by offering to drive Neill home, apologizing, and opening her door for her. Nothing like a little good old fashioned gentlemanly charm to get you out of the doghouse.

DON'T: Let your feelings "marinade"

Courtney felt completely blindsided by Drew's outburst, leaving her to lament all of Drew's unspoken feelings about her that he's let "marinade." In order to deal with Drew's (at this point) deeply flavored frustrations, Courtney proposes lunch, which ends peacefully enough. I think Tara's right, they're so similar that they'll either love each other or hate each other. Let's just hope next time the marinade isn't so bitter.

DO: Steal dogs if they're in dangerous situations

Yes, breaking and entering may be a felony. Yes, Tara and Drew very well could have gone to jail. But what judge after seeing the footage of that poor dog being freed from such a terrible situation could possibly find you guilty of anything other than being a wonderful person? 

DO: Have an accent

I think Courtney may have pointed out the sexiness of Mark's South African accent roughly five hundred times. And honestly, I agree. I would have jumped on that bull too if Mark had asked me. 

And is it just me or is South Africa full of sexy hunks? Exhibit A: Ross Cassidy of Million Dollar Decorators.

DON'T: Have a soul patch

Just don't.

DON'T: Make a "that's what she said" joke if you don't know how to do it properly

I love Glenn. I also love a good "that's what she said" joke. But clearly the two do not mix. I hate to break it to you, Glenn, but, "I like making big ones," does not lend itself to being followed by, "That's what she said." It really, really doesn't.

DO: Be mysterious 

Matt seems to be falling under Neill's spell (which we're pretty sure we casts via her smile). The thing that's really piquing his interest about her? Mystery. Matt can't get enough of "unwrapping" her layers and finding little fun facts. Like how she used to hunt as a child and stored her cash in the mouth of her trophy animals. If that doesn't say sexy, I don't know what does. 

And next week it looks like things are getting serious between Matt and Neill. Needless to say, Courtney is not exactly thrilled. 


Who Run the World

Neill talks about her band's debut and being a single mother.

Hello there, beautiful people! Lots of love, love, love to you all! Thanks for hanging in with us here through all these episodes… Who'd have known everything would turn out the way it did? The good news is I believe everything happens for a reason. 

As far as this final episode goes, I don't have too much to say. I believe the majority of the episode speaks for itself… it was nice, funny, awkward, charming, and in the end, my band got to play! I was very happy we got some of that on the last episode. I love how they showed us (my band, Kitty LaLa) playing the song "Come Home With Me" as Matt and Courtney had an intimate stare/gaze-into-my-eyes-before-we-kiss moment... Hey, that's what I write for, moments like that!  

Anyway, the show was a success, and to conclude it all, I've got to give you a bit of my "behind the scenes/is it time to pull my hair out/what did I just do" inside scoop!

1. Filming a reality show is the most stressful job I've ever had in my life! 

2. I was writing and putting my band together as the show was being filmed… Talk about stress! Aside from the fact that I'm a new mother, that one really took the cake! Glad you all got to see a glimpse of our Dallas debut. Very proud of myself and the guys… Kitty LaLa killed it!

Thank you everyone for all of your sweet, beautiful, and encouraging words. It means a lot not only as a mother, but as a single mother finding her own path, a singer/songwriter/entrepreneur, and most importantly, a young woman coming into her own. I consider this experience as a true blessing. I see all the beauty that could've come from it along with everything in between… Thank you all for your sweet words and encouraging statements. Everyone on the show has been such a blessing to me and my son. I love all of you! 

I would love to hear from you (seriously!). You can contact me via Twitter @NeillSkylar or Facebook me (if my personal page is overloaded, just hit my fan page and I'll be sure to get back to you even quicker, hehe).

And please be sure to like my band Kitty LaLa or follow us on Twitter (preferably both) @KittyLaLaMusic! Here's our new music video, "Come Home With Me" --

Love you all so much! Please keep in touch! Muah! And for all those single mamas out there, let's stick together. If we can do all that we do, we might as well take over the world! All my love, heart, and soul to you all! God Bless! Once again… XOXO!