Now let's get down to business with Mr. AARP (Jody) and Tara. I don't know what it is, but I STILL CANNOT get on board with this guy. Tara is sold on the idea of him, so I'm finally just going to let her make her big girl decisions and keep my opinions to myself, but often I wonder if I'm the only one who sees it. It's like Jody is a little too eager, a little too lovey-dovey, and a little too all about Tara. Is he hiding something by over-compensating? It's creepy, right? Right?! And although I really can't complain too much because he did get rid of the God awful soul patch aka flavor saver, he's replaced that annoying quality with two new ones: The "kiss groan" (Please tell me ya'll hear it too! That awkward groan/moan when he kisses, ew!) And the Johnny Cash blazer (anyone else start humming "Ring of Fire?") I'm really not a hater, but TARA COULD DO SO MUCH BETTER! And after four engagements, you'd think her date-o-meter would guide her a bit better. I don't know if timing is on their side, but I'm going to start praying that it isn't, because I'm not sure how much more of him I can handle.
How sad that Mark, my gorgeous South African hunk, is leaving for six weeks? I have learned that when you date and put yourself out there emotionally, you become vulnerable to anything that happens moving forward with that person. And now he drops this bomb on me! It posed some really tough questions for me: Do I just call it quits with him? Do I try to make it work long distance? Do I hit the pause button for six weeks and put it on hold? Or do I just chalk it up as a loss and be grateful for the time we had together while we had it? It comes down to one simple answer for me: Timing. For some reason, Mark and I aren't meant to be together right now, and although that's a tough pill to swallow, there is a reason why. Saying goodbye to him was emotional for me, but maybe by Mark leaving my life it's just making room for someone else to enter it. And how ironic is the timing of Matt asking me to be his date to his Leadership Gala and then asking me to go away for the weekend?! I guess only time, or timing, will tell….
For more of my commentary and thoughts on tonight's episode, and everything else that's going on in the world of Courtney, follow me on Twitter @thecourtneykerr. Don't forget to check out my fashion diary to see what I was wearing and some of my favorite style secrets at www.whatcourtneywore.tumblr.com