Passions

Tara talks about her animal rescue adventure.

Ask yourself, "Have I ever been passionate enough about anything to the point that I would risk my own life?" Whether it's love, family, honor, or whatever it may be, I know in my heart that this fire burns within all of us. Clearly my passion is saving animals, and I'm willing to risk my life to do it.

So in tonight's episode you get a glimpse of how animal rescue can be dangerous, but in the moment I just don't think about it. Instead, my only focus is on these innocent animals who need my help, and that's what keeps me going back time after time. My only regret was dragging Drew along with me. That was beyond stupid on my part, and I will never put another person in harm's way again -- lesson learned. There are times when I don't know if being that passionate is a blessing or a curse! But then again, how could I live any other way?

One of the things I love about this episode was peeking in on my friends' dates. Glenn and Rebecca were too cute for words. I don't think I've ever seen Glenn that happy. Come on, Glenn, give it another shot.

Courtney and the South African were hysterical. He got her to ride the bull in short shorts? Well the fact that Courtney could still look sexy during that ride was amazing!

Oh, Drew and Cody made my heart break. When I see the look of disappointment on Drew's face I get teary-eyed. I know how hard it must have been for him to pretend to be happy that Cody was fulfilling his dream and heading to New York.

Matt and Neill look like they are going to make a go at it. I am so proud of Matt for going on a date and admitting to it. Well kind of. 

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Glenn may be sad about leaving Dallas, but he's looking forward to spending time with Rebecca.

Since this is the last episode, I am pretty bummed out! I am heading to Oakland, CA. Although I am going to miss all my friends here in Dallas, it's time for me to get back to work and start training for the football season coming up. Not to mention the fact that Rebecca lives in San Francisco and I will be able to hang out with her in such an amazing city (the same city where we first met).

It was fun getting Matt back out on the football field and having him throw the ball around with me and my buddy Brett (who is actually the punter now for the Houston Texans). I have known Brett for about eight years now and consider him the little brother that I always wanted.

It was hard for me at dinner to tell everyone that I was leaving. I didn't really know where to start, so I just came out and said it. I think I caught everyone by surprise, but they all knew eventually I was going to have to head back out there. They just didn't know when. I'm going to miss them while I am gone!

Neill's concert was a blast! She has such a catchy and pretty voice to say the least! It was definitely a good way to send me off, having everyone there and enjoying each other's company. I really hope this isn't the last time I talk with you guys. I enjoyed writing these blogs each week and hearing your responses.

In our downtime follow me on Twitter @glennpakulak. Until next time!